2
A Note To You
3
Parts And Features
4
Before Using Your
Rfigerator
5
Using Your
Rehigerator
7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
17
Food Storage Guide 20
If You Need
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Warranty
24
1-800-253-1301
Call us with
questions
or comments.
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A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, wor/&c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage lo your
personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call
our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s
complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and
serial number label (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we have included a
handy place below.for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip
and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in
a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase Date
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Important
Safety
Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or Injury when using
your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the
enclosed safety booklet from the
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.
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Never allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never clean refrigerator
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
. FOR YOUR SAFE-W l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR
ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
55°F (13°C).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect
the refrigerator only to the proper
kind of outlet, with the correct electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the
Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet.)
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Freezer light
Automatic
ke maker
Ice bin
Removable
freezer 8 helves
Model and serial
Crisper cover y(
Leveling rollers ’
(behind base
grille)
Control
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panel
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Refrigerator
control
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Exterior
moisture
control
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Light
switch
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Freezer
control
Shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This Section
Page
Cleaning tt .. ..................... ...... ...... .... .. .... .. 5
Plugglng l? In ...... .... .. ....... ....... ..... ..... ..... . 5
Page
Installing It property ............... ................ 6
Leveling lt ......... .. .................................... 6
It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
it
packaging
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material. See ‘Important Safety Instruclions” above.
Plugging
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 17-18.
it in
Recommended Grounding Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere
fused and properly grounded electrical
supply is required. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot
be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do
not use an extension cord.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature
Package.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Refrigerator
power cord
grounding
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Installing
it properly
1. Allow 1/2inch (1.25 cm) space on each
side and at the top of the refrigerator for
ease of installation.
2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave
extra space so the door can be opened
wider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
back wall.
Leveling
it
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling
screws-one on the right and one on the left.
To adjust one or both of these, follow the
directions below.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page I 5.)
Right to
raise; left to
Use a screwdriver
Using Your Refrigerator
In This Section
Page
Setting the controls . ........ ............ .. .. .... .. 7
Changing the control settings ........ ...... 8
Adjusting the door bins ........ ... .... ....... ... 8
Adjusting the bin/shelf glides ... ...... ...... 9
Adjustlng the refrigerator shelves ... ....9
Removing the meat drawer
and cover ............... .....-......................... 9
Removlng the crispers and crisper
cover ................................. ............... ..... 10
Adjusting the crisper humldtty
control ... .................. ...-.......................... 10
Page
Removing the freezer shelf .... ....... ...... 10
Uslng the automatic Ice maker ........... 11
Removing the Ice maker
storage bln .................. .......................... 12
Uslng the THIRSTCRUSHERTM
dispensing system ............. ... ............... 13
Changlng the light bulbs ... .................. 15
Removlng the base grille ............. ...... . 15
Understanding the sounds you
may hear ................... .................... ........ 16
Savlng energy . ..... ............ ... ........... .... .. 16
In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you
operate it properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
Temperature
the controls
controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are
in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is
plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range
from 1 (warmest) to 8 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (coldest) to D (warmest).
3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down
completely before adding food. This may
take several hours.
The settings indicated above should be
correct for normal, household refrigerator
usage. The controls will be set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like
and when ice cream is firm. If you need to
adjust these settings, see “Changing the
control settings” on page 8.
REFRIGERATOR
Exterior
moisture
control
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The Exterior Moisture Control operates
electric heaters around the door openings.
These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
cabinet.
l Use the OFF setting when humidity
is low.
l Use the ON setting
if moisture forms on
the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
Changing
the control
settings
If you need to adjust temperatures in
refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed
in the chart below as a guide. If you have
questions, call our Consumer Assistance
Center number. (See page 23.)
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTlNGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temoerature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
D
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
A
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
Ican’t cvcle often enouohl
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
C
Adjusting
the door
bins
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push down until it stops.
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Adjusting
the bin/shelf
glides
The bin/shetf glides can be used to secure
odd-shaped items or to separate other items.
To adjust bin/shelf glides:
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin/track.
To remove bin glides:
1. Grasp glide.
2. Rotate glide up and out of bin.
3. Replace in reverse order.
NOTE: Shelf glides cannot be removed
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way
you use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are
strong enough to hold bottles, milk and other
heavy food items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt shelf up at front.
3. Lift back of shelf.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Till shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Removing
the meat
drawer
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up.
2. Lift back of cover.
3. Pull cover straight out.
4. Replace cover in reverse order.
Glass shelves
and cover
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull again.
are heavy.
Be careful.
Removing
the crispers
and crisper
cover
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Pull out to the
:op, lift the front
and pull again.
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from the bottom,
then slide il out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Pull cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall
supports in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back corner of cover frame into notch
supports on walls of refrigerator, then
lower front onto metal cover support.
3. Slide back of glass insert into cover
frame. Then lower front to level position.
Adjusting
the crisper
Remove the
glass insert.
Lift front of
cover t rame,
then the
back
humidity
You can conlrol the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control can be adjusted
to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper
for best storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins.
l HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
Removing
the freezer
The upper freezer shelf can be removed for
easier cleaning.
To remove
1. Lift front
2. Lift back
3. Replace
the freezer shelf:
of shelf slightly.
off supports.
in reverse order.
shelf
control
Using
the automatic
ice maker
The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
l ON (down) . . . to start ice production
l OFF (up) . . . to stop ice production
. . .
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker ON unUl$L~
connected to the water sqplv. InstructIons
Raise
signal
arm to
stop ice
maker.
for ice maker water supply hookup #IJX
attached
cabinet,
to the back of the refriaeratoc
Lower
signal
arm to
start ice
rneker.
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Solving
common
ice maker
PROBLEM
problems
SOLUTION
CAUSE
Ice crescents
attached at
corners
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Ice maker
won’t
make ice
It is normal
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ON/OFF lever in the
OFF (up) position
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enough
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Off-taste or
odor in ice
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Ice attracts airborne
odors; old ice
Poor water quality
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Foods not properly
wrapped
Ice bin and freezer
needcleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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They break apart easily.
Move ON/OFF lever to the ON (down)
position.
Ice maker will not operate until freezer is
cold enough to make ice. This could take
overnight.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Store excess ice in a covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter. Try to avoid softened
water supplies.
Wrap food properly. See pages 20 and 21
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning
chart on page 17.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hookup. (See back
of refrigerator cabinet.) Try to avoid
softened water supply.
First few batches of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make a new supply.
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Removing
the
Remove, empty and clean the
l the ice dispenser
has not, or
used for a week or more.
l a power failure causes
ice in
meft and freeze together.
l the ice dispenser
is not used
ice maker
storage bin if:
will not, be
the bin to
regularly.
To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the
bottom and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
(up) position. Ice can still be dispensed,
but no more can be made.
3. Lift the rear of the storage bin straight up
and pull out.
NOTE: Storage bin is heavy when filled
with ice. Be careful when removing it.
4. Empty the ice bin. Use hot or warm water
to melt the ice if necessary. Never use
anything sharp to break up ice in the
bin. This can damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergeit. Rinse well. Do
not use harsh or abrasive cleaners or
solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the
signal arm down to the ON position to
restart
,‘)
ice production.
storage
bin
Using the THIRSTCRUSHERTM
system
bin in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is
pressed, a trapdoor opens in a chute
between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice is
moved from the bin and falls through the
chute. When the dispenser bar is released,
a buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes. The dispenser system will not operate when the
freezer door is open.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before
being dispensed. This may cause a slight
delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
‘from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of
ice may vary in size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE,
a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
dispensing
Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break it. Do not use a fragile
glass when dispensing ice or water.
Doing so could result in personal injury
or breakage.
To dispense ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch
to CUBE position.
CUBE
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ICE
CRUSHED
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For crushed ice, move Ice Selector
Switch to CRUSHED position.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice
dispenser bar. Hold glass close to
dispenser opening so ice does not fall
outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may
have an off-flavor from new plumbing and
parts. Throw the ice away. Also, large
amounts of ice should be taken from the ice
bin, not through the dispenser.
CUBE
4
5
ICE
CRUSHED
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The water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. lt holds approximately
1 quart (1 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up,
press the water dispenser bar with a glass or
jar until you have drawn and discarded 2 or 3
quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L). Please allow about 30
seconds to clear the air from the system and
for the water to appear. The water you draw
and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser
is designed to evaporate small spills. There is
no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
The dispenser
light
WATER
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. To replace bulb, reach
through front of dispenser area. Replace bulb
with a 1O-watt heavy-duty bulb.
Solving
common
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Ice dispenser
won’t work
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Ice dispenser
stops working
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dispenser
LIGHT
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problems
Freezer door open
Ice bin not properly
installed
Wrong ice in bin
Dispenser not used for
extended periods,
causing ice cubes to melt
together
Ice dispenser bar held in
too long
SOLUTIONS
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only crescents from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated and to obtain increased storage
capacity.
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
9 Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
l Large amounts
of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
Changing
the
light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 60-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change freezer light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Grasp top and bottom of light shield.
3. Squeeze and pull light shield out.
4. Replace with a 25-watt appliance bulb.
5. Snap light shield into place.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size and shape.
Removing
the base
grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. Pull base grille forward to ; elease the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser
coils on page
18.
Condenser
Understanding
the sounds
you
Water
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about
them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are
normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls
and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder.
The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
may
hear
sounds
When the refrigerator stops running, you
may hear gurgling in the tubing for a few
minutes after it stops. You may also hear
defrost water running into the defrost water
pan.
Ice maker
sounds
trickling water
thud (clatter of ice)
Because your refrigerator has an ice maker,
you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice
dumped into the bin.
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Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor
sounds
Running
The thermostat makes a definite click when
the refrigerator stops running. It also makes
a sound when the refrigerator starts. The
defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle
starts.
Saving
sounds
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor and motor. It will run longer than
older designs. It may even seem to run most
of the time.
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less
electricity.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level
the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible.
Think about what you need before you
open the door. Get everything out at one
time. Keep food organized so you won’t
have to search for what you want. Close
door as soon as food is removed.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures colder
than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in
the freezer and drinks are as cold as your
family likes them, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.
Caring
For Your Refrigerator
In This Section
Page
Cleanlng your refrigerator ...... ............. 17
Vacation and moving care .................. 19
Power Interruptions
Page
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Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean
your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your
refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. But both should be
cleaned about once a month to help prevent
odors from building up. Spills should be
wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
.detergent and warm
water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
HOW TO CLEAN
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Hand wash, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Waxing painted
metal,surfaces
provides rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Wash with mixture of warm water
and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to 1 quart (.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
Door liners
and gaskets
WHAT TO USE
Plastic parts
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
(covers and
panels)
Defrost pan
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
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DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
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DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is
pointing into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Vacation
Long
and moving
vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a
month or more. Turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least one day ahead. When
the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice
maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of
mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator. Clean it, rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops of both doors to prop them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor
and mold from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
Power
care
Short
vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks. Use up
perishables; freeze other items. Then:
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising signal
arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice
maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Moving
Shut off the ice maker water supply at least
a day ahead. Disconnect the water line.
After the last load of ice drops, lift the signal
arm to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry
ice. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it
thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they
don’t shift and rattle. Screw in the leveling
legs, tape the doors shut, and tape the
electric cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5.
Also, remember to reconnect the water
supply line.
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This will
help foods stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. This will keep food frozen for 2
to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your
hands from dry ice burns.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will
stay cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If food contains ice crystals,
it may be safely refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions
7
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301.
Food Storage
Guide
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
food
Cheese
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For
dated products, check code date to ensure
freshness.
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightfy
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leafy
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also be used.
vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off
bruised and discolored areas. Wash in cold
water and drain. Place in plastic bag or
plastic container and store in crisper.
Vegetables
with skins
(carrots,
peppers)
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
Fruit
Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull
berries until they are ready to use. Sort and
keep berries in their store container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Rigs
Store without washing in the original carton
on interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Leftovers
Meat
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as long as it is air and moisture proof.
Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart
for storage times.
TYPE
APPROXIMATE TIME
(DAYS)
Chicken
1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to 2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be
used the same day as purchased.
Storing
frozen
food
The freezer section is designed for storage
of commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or f& storage times,
contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service or check a freezer guide or reliable
cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or
out. Packaging done in any other way could
cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen
food.
Packaging recommended
for use:
Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
l
Follow package or container instructions
proper freezing methods.
for
Do not use:
l Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause
food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze
any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will
freeze within 24 hours. (No more than 2 to
3 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer
space.) Leave enough space for air to
circulate around packages. Be careful to
leave enough room at the front so the door
can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the
quality of the food, the type of packaging or
wrap used (air and moisture proof) and the
storage temperature, which should be 0°F
(-17.8”(Z).
If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our
Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase
date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
POSSIBLE
Your refrigerator will not
operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown
or circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is
not set correctly.
Firmly plug power cord into a live
circuit with proper voltage. (See
page 5.1
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
.
There is something on top of
or behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator make new sounds. (See “Understanding the sounds you may hear’
on page 16.)
There is water
in the defrost
pan
The lights do
not work
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even
be half full.
Make sure the refrigerator is level so
the pan does not overflow.
A household fuse has blown
or circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live
circuit with proper voltage. (See
paw 5.1
Replace bulb. (See page 15.)
The freezer has not had
enough time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water valve is turned
Allow the freezer time to get coldthis could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 11.)
Turn the water valve on.
Off.
Check
Water is not getting to the
ice maker.
leaks.
The optional
ce maker will
lot operate
CAUSE
SOLUTION
PROBLEM
the water
line for clogs or
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
The motor
seems to run
too much
The condenser coils are
dirty.
It is hot outside or in the
room.
SOLUTION
CAUSE
Clean the coils (See page 18.)
The door is opened often.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
2. If you need
assistance
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial free from
anywhere in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consuftants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
service
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized WhirlpoolSM service
companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
~APPUANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVlCE 6 REPAJR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Ex.ampk:XYZ
Setvice Co.)
-WASNING
DRYERS.
MACHINES
&
SERVICE 6 REPAIR
Seer Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example:XYZ
Service Co.)
replace-
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
l
3. If you need
On hot days, or if the room is too
warm, the motor naturally runs
longer.
Open the door as few times as
possible.
The motor will run longer in order to
cool down the interior when food is
added.
l
l
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
author-ized servicer and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
WHIRLPOOL@
Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration
system. These parts are:
4. Drier
1. Compressor
5. Connecting tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number, l-808-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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