® COMPACTORS Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call for assistance 1-800-461-5681, for installation and service, call: 1-800-807-6777 or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com or www.whirlpoolappliances.ca Table of Contents ................................................. 2 9872208 TABLE OF CONTENTS COMPACTOR SAFETY ..................................................................3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4 Unpacking ....................................................................................4 Location Requirements ................................................................4 Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5 Freestanding and Undercounter Installation ...............................6 Changing the Decorative Panel ...................................................7 COMPACTOR USE.......................................................................10 How Your Compactor Works.....................................................10 Loading.......................................................................................10 Starting the Compactor .............................................................10 Removing a Filled Bag ...............................................................11 Installing a New Bag ..................................................................11 COMPACTOR CARE....................................................................12 Cleaning......................................................................................12 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................13 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................14 In the U.S.A. ...............................................................................14 In Canada ...................................................................................14 Accessories ................................................................................14 WARRANTY ..................................................................................16 ® 2 COMPACTOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: ■ Read all instructions before using the compactor. ■ Close supervision is necessary when used by or near children. Do not allow to be used as a toy, or to run unattended at any time. Lock Key Switch when not in use and store key out of reach of children. ■ Do not touch moving parts. ■ Do not operate with a damaged cord set, plug, motor, or after damage in any manner. Have the compactor examined, repaired or adjusted by an authorized serviceperson. ■ Use only for intended use as described in this manual. Do not use other than manufacturer's recommended attachments. ■ Do not compact toxic or volatile flammable material such as oily rags and insect sprays. Do not compact lighted cigarettes, cigars, or other hot or burning items. Do not overload the compactor. ■ Do not take apart the compactor. Incorrect reassembly can cause electric shock when subsequently used. ■ Handle a loaded trash bag with care. Sharp objects can pierce the bag and cause injury. Do not overload trash bag with heavy material such as glass. ■ This compactor is intended for household use only. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Installer: Leave Use and Care Guide with the homeowner. Homeowner: Keep Use & Care Guide for future reference and for local electrical inspector’s use, if required. 4. Place the other 2 corner posts on the floor to the side of the compactor. Grasp the sides of the compactor cabinet and put compactor on its side on top of the corner posts. Remove the shipping base from the bottom of the compactor. Unpacking WARNING A Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install compactor. B Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. A. Leveling legs B. Shipping base IMPORTANT: ■ Do not grasp console to move compactor. ■ Begin in the room where the compactor will be located. 1. Remove compactor from shipping carton. Remove all protective packaging materials such as tape and shipping pads. Use a mild detergent and warm water to remove waxy residue caused by protective shipping material. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. For more information, see “Cleaning.” 2. Check to be sure the power cord is attached to the cord clip on the rear of the compactor. Location Requirements Product dimensions A 34¹⁄₈" (86.7 cm) A. Cord clip 3. Place the 2 corner posts from the carton on the floor near the compactor. Open the compactor drawer and remove any shipping materials or other items from the drawer. Do not remove the compactor bag. Grasp the handle and raise the front of drawer until it clears the drawer stops. Grasp sides of drawer and lift drawer out of compactor. Place the drawer on the 2 corner posts. 4 15" (38.1 cm) 24" (61 cm) Cutout dimensions Electrical Requirements WARNING 3" (7.6 cm) A 34¹⁄₄" min. (87 cm) 24" min. (61 cm) 18" min. (45.7 cm) Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. 15¹⁄₄" min. (38.7 cm) A. Grounded electrical outlet must be a minimum of 3" (7.6 cm) away from surrounding cabinets or nearby walls as shown. It can be placed either to the left or the right side of the product. Recommended Grounding Method This compactor is for use on a single phase, 115-volt, 60 Hz, AC only 15- or 20-amp fused and properly grounded circuit and is equipped with a grounding plug as shown below. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Clearance dimensions This compactor must be grounded while in use to reduce the risk of electric shock. The compactor is equipped with a threeconductor cord and 3 prong grounding-type plug to fit the proper grounding-type receptacle. The green (or green and yellow) conductor in the cord is the grounding wire. Do not connect the green (or green and yellow) wire to a live terminal. B A A. Leave 6" (15.2 cm) of clearance space to the right side of the compactor in order to remove the compactor bags. B. Leave 23" (58.4 cm) of clearance in front of the compactor in order to fully open or remove the compactor drawer. 5 Freestanding and Undercounter Installation NOTE: Proper installation is your responsibility. Make sure you have everything necessary for correct installation. It is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to contact a qualified installer to assure that electrical installation meets all national and local codes and ordinances. To adjust for other kitchen cabinet opening heights: ■ Loosen self-tapping screw just enough to clear stud from hole in position “1.” ■ Move the rear wheel and stud to position “2” or “3” as needed for your kitchen cabinet opening measurement: Tools needed Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. ■ Level ■ Phillips No. 2 screwdriver ■ Tape measure ■ Flat-blade screwdriver ■ Pliers ■ ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head socket wrench ■ Scissors ■ Utility knife ■ Position 2: 34¹⁄₄" to 34⁷⁄₁₆" (87 to 87.5 cm) Position 3: 34⁷⁄₁₆" to 34⁵⁄₈" (87.5 to 88 cm) NOTE: To level the unit in position 3, you may need to add shims under the front leveling legs. Tighten screw. Repeat for other rear wheel. B IMPORTANT: ■ Do not grasp control panel to move compactor. ■ Slide compactor onto cardboard or hardboard before moving compactor across floor to prevent floor covering damaging. ■ Do not allow the rear frame of the compactor to touch the floor covering when lifting or moving compactor. A D Freestanding Installation 1. Use pliers to lower leveling legs away from cabinet. With the drawer still removed from the compactor cabinet, place level inside on the floor of the cabinet. Check that the compactor is level from front to back and side to side. Adjust the leveling legs until the compactor is level. 2. Move the compactor close to its final position. 3. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. 4. Slowly move compactor into its final position. Check that compactor is still level. Repeat Step 1 if necessary. 5. Grasp sides of compactor drawer and place bottom of drawer into tracks. Lift at the handle so drawer will go over drawer stops. Close drawer. Check to see whether drawer opens freely. If the toe plate rubs against floor, see “Adjusting the Toe Plate” for further instructions. Undercounter Installation NOTE: Installation hardware is not provided. See “Accessories” for ordering conversion kit. 1. Measure the height of your kitchen cabinet opening. The top of the compactor should be at least ¹₈" (3 mm) from the top of the kitchen cabinet opening. The rear wheels are preset for a kitchen cabinet opening height of 34¹⁄₄" (87 cm) (position 1). 6 C 1 2 3 A. Wheel bracket assembly B. Compactor cabinet C. Locating stud D. Self-tapping screw (pivot) 2. Use pliers to lower leveling legs away from compactor cabinet. Adjust legs so there will be a ¹⁄₈" (3 mm) to ¹₄" (6.4 mm) space between the top of the compactor and the top of the kitchen cabinet opening. Stand the compactor upright. 3. Remove the plastic plugs from the compactor cabinet top. 4. Move the compactor close to its final position. 5. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. 6. Determine whether you want the compactor cabinet or drawer front flush with the kitchen cabinet face. Using 2 - #8 - 18 x ⁵₁₆" mounting screws (provided in conversion kit), attach the retaining brackets (provided in conversion kit) to the compactor cabinet top as needed. See “Accessories.” NOTE: Installation hardware is not provided with full cabinet models. See “Accessories” for ordering conversion kit. ■ If the compactor cabinet face is to be flush with the kitchen cabinet face, place retaining bracket mounting screws through “1.” ■ If the compactor drawer front is to be flush with the kitchen cabinet face, place retaining bracket mounting screws through “3.” ■ If the compactor is to be midway between “1” and “3,” place the retaining bracket mounting screws through “2.” A B 9. Grasp sides of compactor drawer and place bottom of drawer into tracks. Lift at the handle so drawer will go over drawer stops. Close drawer. Check to see whether drawer opens freely. If the toe plate rubs against floor, see “Adjusting the Toe Plate” for further instructions. Adjusting the Toe Plate 3 2 1 A. Countertop B. Retaining bracket (provided in conversion kit) 7. Slowly lift the front slightly and roll compactor into the kitchen cabinet opening. 8. Using 2 - #8 - 18 x ¹₂" mounting screws (provided in conversion kit), fasten the retaining brackets (provided in conversion kit) to the countertop with the mounting screws. If the toe plate rubs the floor covering, the toe plate clearance may be changed as follows: 1. Mark on each side of the toe plate the amount of toe plate that rubs the floor covering. 2. Remove the drawer from the unit. See Step 3 in the “Unpacking” section. 3. Use a ruler and a pencil or chalk to draw a line between the marks on each side of toe plate. 4. Use scissors or utility knife to cut toe plate along line. 5. Replace drawer. If toe plate still rubs floor covering, repeat steps 1-4. Changing the Decorative Panel There are three options for changing the decorative panel: ■ Order an acrylic panel Countertop mounting A ■ Create a custom panel for use with a trim kit ■ Create a custom panel for installation without trim To order an acrylic panel or a trim kit, see the “Assistance or Service” section for information or call the toll-free number on the cover. B Trim Kit Panel Dimensions Use these dimension drawings to create a custom panel for use with a trim kit. C A. Countertop B. Retaining bracket (provided in conversion kit) C. Mounting screw (provided in conversion kit) Flat Panel: A ⁷⁄₃₂" (5.6 mm) thick panel is required. This is the same thickness as a standard ¹⁄₄" plywood or paneling. NOTE: If retaining brackets cannot be attached to the underside of countertop, attach mounting clips (provided in conversion kit) to retaining brackets. Fasten compactor to kitchen cabinet face with mounting screws through the mounting clips. Cabinet-face mounting A 23¹³⁄₁₆" (60.5 cm) C B D 14⁵⁄₈" (37.2 cm) A. Mounting clip (provided in conversion kit) B. Kitchen cabinet C. Retaining bracket (provided in conversion kit) D. Mounting screw (provided in conversion kit) 7 Raised Panel: Installation The outer section of panel must be ⁷⁄₃₂" (5.6 mm) thick to fit into the trim. Use the dimensions shown when designing raised panel sections. 1. Remove the mounting screws attaching the foot pedal to the compactor. Remove foot pedal. ⁷⁄₃₂" (5.6 mm) 14⁵⁄₈" (37.2 mm) A 1¹⁄₄" (32 mm) A A B 23¹³⁄₁₆" (60.5 cm) B A. Mounting screws B. Foot pedal ⁵⁄₁₆" ⁵⁄₁₆" (8 mm) (8 mm) both sides A. Raised panel or decorative trim B. Outer section of panel Trimless Panel with Handle Dimensions Use these dimensions drawings to create a custom panel for use without a trim kit. The panel should be ¹⁄₂" to ⁵⁄₈" (13 mm to 16 mm) thick. NOTE: A thicker panel may need rounded front corners and a cutout for access to the handle. 2. Remove mounting screws attaching the toe guard to the compactor. Remove toe guard. 3. Remove the mounting screws attaching the decorative panel to the compactor. Remove decorative panel and discard mounting screws. 4. Align the bottom of the custom panel with the bottom of the drawer front. 5. Secure the panel from the back using four #8 x 1" wood screws as shown. 6. Reinstall the toe guard using the existing screws and ¹⁄₂" washer. Then, reinstall the foot pedal. A C B 23¹³⁄₁₆" (60.5 mm) C 15" (38.1 mm) D E F A. Handle B. Custom panel C. Panel screw locations D. Toe guard E. Washer F. Toe guard screw 8 7. Reinstall the toe guard using the existing screws and ¹⁄₂" washer. Then, reinstall the foot pedal. Trimless Panel without Handle Dimensions Use these dimension drawings to create a custom panel for use without a trim kit. The panel should be ¹⁄₂" (13 mm) min. thick. A B C 25" (63.5 cm) C 15" (38.1 cm) Installation 1. Remove the mounting screws attaching the foot pedal to the compactor. Remove foot pedal. A D E F A. Custom panel B. 15" x ¹⁄₂ " quarter-round C. Panel screw locations D. Toe guard E. Washer G. Toe guard screw A B A. Mounting screws B. Foot pedal 2. Remove mounting screws attaching the toe guard to the compactor. Remove toe guard. 3. Remove the mounting screws attaching the decorative panel to the compactor. Remove decorative panel and discard mounting screws. 4. Align the bottom of the custom panel with the bottom of the drawer front. 5. Secure the panel from the back using 4 – #8 x 1" wood screws as shown. 6. Attach a 15" x ¹⁄₂" quarter-round filler along the top of the drawer front using glue or screws. 9 COMPACTOR USE How Your Compactor Works The compacting ram is the part of the compactor which compresses the trash. The compacting ram does not go to the bottom of the drawer. You will not see compacting of trash the first few times you load the compactor. NOTE: The compactor drawer should be more than ¹⁄₂ full before the compactor can begin to compress the load. You may hear a noise when glass breaks. Strong glass bottles may not break at all. The trash in a full compactor bag will be about ¹⁄₄ the size of its original bulk. 2. Place trash in compactor. ■ Wrap or cover wet or messy trash. ■ Do not compact items that may develop offensive odors such as raw meat, fish, grapefruit rinds, disposable diapers, or personal hygiene items. ■ Load bottles or cans on their sides in the center of the drawer. Do not load bottles in an upright position. 3. Close the drawer. Starting the Compactor Load bulky trash, bottles, and cans in the center of the drawer. Bottles or cans not placed in the center may become caught between the ram and the drawer. The Drawer Monitor Switch then senses a “misload” and causes the ram to return to the “up” position without compacting. Depending on your model, you may have a single control (Style 1) or a dual control (Style 2) compactor. Style 1 To start and stop the compactor 1. To start the compactor, turn the Key-Knob to START and then let go. The compactor will automatically stop at the end of the cycle. Loading IMPORTANT: Do not push items down into compactor with hands or feet. NOTE: You will not see compacting of trash the first few times you load the compactor. The compactor drawer should be about ¹⁄₂ full before the compactor can begin to compress the load. 1. Open the drawer. Lift and pull the handle or press the foot pedal to open the drawer. NOTE: Pressing the foot pedal opens the container only 3" to 6" (7.6 cm to 15.2 cm), depending on the load. 10 2. To stop the compactor during a cycle: ■ Turn the Key-Knob to LOCK/OFF. ■ Then turn the Key-Knob to ON so the compacting ram will rise. ■ When the ram stops rising, you can open the drawer. To remove the Key-Knob 1. Turn the Key-Knob to the LOCK/OFF position. 2. Remove the Key-Knob and store it out of children’s reach. 4. Lift out bag. Style 2 To start and stop the compactor 1. To start the compactor: ■ Turn the Key-Switch to ON. ■ Press ON. ■ Press START. The compactor will automatically stop at the end of the cycle. Installing a New Bag Do not use any kind of bag other than those designed especially for use in your compactor. Order replacement compactor bags through your local dealer or by calling the toll-free number on the cover or in the “Assistance or Service” section. IMPORTANT: Before installing a new bag, be sure: ■ The drawer side is securely locked. ■ 2. To stop the compactor during a cycle: ■ Press OFF. ■ The container is clean and free of debris. 1. Place folded bag into the drawer. Open bag and pull top edges over the drawer top. Press ON. The compacting ram will rise. When the ram stops rising, you can open the drawer. To remove the Key-Switch 1. Turn the Key-Switch to the OFF/LOCK position. 2. Remove and store key out of children’s reach. Removing a Filled Bag 2. Lock bag in place by pulling the four prepunched holes over the bag retainer buttons. Holes will expand over the buttons without damaging the bag. 3. Press inside of bag against the drawer bottom, sides and corners for a smooth fit. When the trash is compacted to the top of the drawer, remove the bag. If the bag is too heavy, compact less trash before emptying it in the future. IMPORTANT: Do not push items down into compactor with hands or feet. 1. Pull the drawer completely open. 2. Remove top of bag from bag retainer buttons. Pull up all four bag cuffs. Close bag with twist tie provided. 3. Push Side-Lock Latch down and tilt drawer side open. 11 COMPACTOR CARE Your new compactor is designed to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you are expected to do in order to properly maintain your compactor. This section will tell you how to clean and care for your compactor. Cleaning Before cleaning the compactor, turn the Key-Knob (or KeySwitch) to the OFF & LOCK position and remove it. NOTE: Any services other than those outlined in this section should be performed by a designated service representative. Cleaning Exterior Surfaces 1. Wash exterior surfaces (including stainless steel) with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. 2. Wipe up spills right away. Some foods can damage the finish if left on the compactor surface. Cleaning Inside the Drawer NOTE: You may want to wear protective gloves since there may be bits of glass in the drawer. 1. Remove the bag. See the “Removing a Filled Bag.” 2. Press down on the lever-action lock (or Side-Lock latch). 3. Hold the lever-action lock down and tilt the side of the drawer out until the lock clears the drawer front. NOTE: If desired, the drawer side can be removed by tilting it up, then lifting it out. 4. Wash the interior of the drawer with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. 5. If the drawer side was removed, slide it back into the tilted position. 6. Press the lever-action lock (or Side-Lock Latch) down while pushing the drawer side to the upright position. 7. Latch the drawer side by pushing up the lever-action lock (or Side-Lock Latch). Cleaning Inside the Cabinet NOTE: You may want to wear protective gloves since there may be bits of glass in the cabinet. 1. Pull the drawer out until it stops. NOTE: Look to see how the drawer rollers move in the tracks. It will be easier to replace the drawer after you have finished cleaning. 2. Lift the front of the drawer to clear the stops. 3. Grasp the drawer on the sides and pull it out the rest of the way. Set the drawer down gently. 4. Vacuum the inside of the cabinet. Liquid spills or wet trash should be cleaned up by hand, or by using a vacuum designed to pick up liquids. 12 5. Wash the inside of the cabinet with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. 6. To replace the drawer, grasp it by the sides and insert the rollers onto the tracks. 7. Lift the front of the drawer and push it in fully past the stops. Cleaning the Ram NOTE: You may want to wear protective gloves since there may be bits of glass on the ram cover. 1. Wipe glass particles off of the ram cover with a cloth or paper towels. 2. Remove foods with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Cleaning Before a Vacation If you will be away for more than a couple of days, remove the compactor bag. Remove the Key-Knob (or Key-Switch) and store it out of children’s reach. TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Trash is not compacting ■ Is the drawer less than half-full? Drawer must be more than half full before trash is compacted. The drawer won’t open ■ To raise the ram on models with a Key-Knob (or KeySwitch): Turn the Key-Knob (Key-Switch) to START and release. See “Starting Your Compactor.” Your compactor won’t operate ■ Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. ■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. ■ Is the drawer completely closed? Close the drawer firmly and start the compactor again. ■ Is the Key-Knob turned all the way to START? Turn the Key-Knob (Key-Switch) fully to START and release (on some models). See “Starting Your Compactor.” ■ Did you press ON before pressing START? Press ON before pressing START (on some models). See “Starting the Compactor.” Is the ram all the way up? Drawer will open only when ram is fully raised. To raise the ram on models with push button controls: Press OFF, and then press ON. See “Starting Your Compactor.” ■ Is the Solid Cycle engaged? Drawer remains LOCKED until you reset by lifting the foot pedal up. There is not enough compaction or force ■ Do you use the compacting cycle frequently enough? Compacting works best when only a few items are loaded. Bottles don’t break ■ How often do you notice this? Bottles will not break every time. The thickness of the bottle’s glass and the content of the trash load below it may prevent the bottle from breaking. 13 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help us to better respond to your request. If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are made with the same precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance. To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call us or your nearest designated service center. In the U.S.A. Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center toll free: 1-800-253-1301. Our consultants provide assistance with: ■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances. In Canada Call the Whirlpool Canada Inc. Customer Interaction Center toll free: 1-800-461-5681 Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST). Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST). Our consultants provide assistance with: ■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances. ■ Referrals to local dealers. For service in Canada Call 1-800-807-6777. Whirlpool Canada Inc. designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in Canada. For further assistance ■ Installation information. If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Canada Inc. with any questions or concerns at: Customer Interaction Center Whirlpool Canada Inc. 1901 Minnesota Court Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7 ■ Use and maintenance procedures. Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. ■ Accessory and repair parts sales. ■ Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.). ■ Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 14 Accessories To ensure the proper functioning of your compactor, use FSP® replacement parts only. To order replacement parts or accessories, call 1-800-253-1301 and ask for the appropriate part number listed below or contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer. In Canada, call 1-800-461-5681. Replacement Bags - Call for Part Number Trim Kits for Custom Front Panels: Order Part #9871381 (Brushed stainless steel) Order Part #9871382 (White) Order Part #9871383 (Black) Order Part #9871384 (Almond) Order Part #9871600 (Biscuit) See section “Changing the Decorative Panel” for custom panel dimensions. Installation Hardware for Conversion Kits: Order Part #9870118 Notes 15 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR 1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing. 2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage. 3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use. 4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. 5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures. 6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada. 7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home. 8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations. 10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies. If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. 8/05 Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service. Write down the following information about your major appliance to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label located on the product. 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