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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator,
clean it, move shelves and adjust
controls.
It even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed
to do.
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UTILITY
COMPARTMENT
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POWER SAVING
ADJUSTABLE
DOOR
SHELVES
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FREEZER
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HUMIDITY
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Contents
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SAFETY FIRST
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels..
Clean It
Plug It In
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Setting the Controls.
Changing
the Control Settings
Power Saving Control
Adjusting Refrigerator
Shelves
Removing Freezer Shelf
Adjusting the Door Shelves
Removing the Crispers and Cover
Adjusting Crisper Humidity
Controls
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Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover
Adjusting the Shelf Glides
Changing
the Light Bulbs
Removing the Base Grille
Ice Compartment
Door
Ice Cube Trays
Optional Automatic
Ice Maker
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Cleaning
Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE,
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY.
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Corporation
Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it.
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is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding
[Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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is used only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
. IS not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
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IS properly
maintained
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IS out of the weather
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IS used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55 F (13 C].
. is not used by those who may not understand
how It should be used.
. IS not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly
cold
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Install properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer
Buy Guide label, tape
and any inside
labels
before
using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining
glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid
hand
dishwashing
detergent
before removing
glue as described
in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing
alcohol
or flammable
or
toxic solvents, such as acetone,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage
the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS
LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened
under
the refrigerator
at the front.
Clean it...
1. Allow’~
Inch (125 cm] space on each side and
at the top of the refrrgerator
for ease of
rnstallatron
2. If the refrigerator
IS to be against
a wall yOJ
might want to leave extra space so the door
can be opened wrder
3. The refrigerator
back can be flush against the
wall
Level refrigerator-freezer...
Clean your refrigercttor before using It
See cleaning
instructions on page 9 m
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Plug it in...
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE\
FRONT ROLLER
VELLING SCREW
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
RECOMMENDED
IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFl TO LOWER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove base grille [see page 7).
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown
To lower front, turn screw in the direction shown
Check with level.
Replace base grille (see page 7).
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
GROUNDING
PLUG
METHOD
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly
grounded
electrrcal
supply
is
required
It IS recommended
that a separate
crrcurt serving only this appliance
be provided
Do not use an extension
cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements
2nd groundrng
Instruction sheet in your literature
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Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR
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INDICATOR
CONTROL
LIGHT
POWER &NC
CONTROL
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LIGHT SWITCH
FREEZEbONTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer ore In the
refriaerator. When the refrigerator
IS plugged
in for
Give the refrigerator
pletely
before adding
2. Set the FREEZER
nALITnT\, TA r\
These s&tings
should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream iS
firm
Refrigerator Control adjustments
range from 1 to
8. Freezer Control adjustments
range from A to D.
10 aajusl a conrrol,
reach under the console
and turn the knob.
Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
In refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed In the chart below
QUESTIONS?
cc111your
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
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time to cool dowr
food. (This may tal
Adjust the Refngerator
Control first
Wart at least 24 hours between adjustments
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section IS
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature
too worm
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]
Refngerator
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
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
If BOTH SECTIONS
ore TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very worm or very cold
room temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
(page 16).
Power Saving Control...
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates
electric
heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
POWER,SAVlNG
CqNTPOL
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1. Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” settrna when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator
The indicator light will glow when the switch IS in
the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” position
4djusting 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
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
GLASS SHELVES
HEAVY. BE CARE
glass shelves:
front.
back.
straight out.
To replace
glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots In the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot.
Lower front of shelf to level position.
Removing freezer shelf...
1. Lift front slightly
2. Lift back off supports
3. Replace in reverse order
,4djusting the door shelves...
To remove door shelves:
1. Loft up shelf
2. Trlt up at front
3. Pull shelf straight out
To replace
door shelves:
1. Tilt up front of shelf until
hooks fit into slots in the
shelf support
2. Lower front of shelf to level
position.
3. Push shelf down
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO STOP, LlFl THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN
To remove the crispers:
1. Slrde crisper strarght out to stop, Ilft front, then
slide the rest of the way out
2. Replace in the reverse order
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out
wrth both hands
2. Lift front of cover frame
3. Loft out cover frame by pulling 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 of corner into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slrde back of glass insert into place, then lower
front
REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
LIFT THE FRAME
THEN THE BACK
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
Adjusting the crisper humidity
cant
You can control the amount of humidity
in the
moisture-sealed
crisper.
1. The control can be adjusted
to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
2. LOW (open] lets moist air out of crisper for best
storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins
3. HIGH [closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer out to stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out
4. Replace in reverse order.
Moving the meat drawer and
cover.. .
PULL OUT TO STOP. LlFl
FRONT AND PU
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull stra right
out
2. Replace in reverse order.
4djusting the shelf glides...
The shelf glides
can be used to secure
shaped Items or to separate other Items
1. Grasp glide
2. Slide glide along guide
Shelf glide
cannot
odd
SLIDE ALONG
GUIDE
be removed
Changing the light bulbs...
Removing the base grille...
To remove
METAL CLIPS
the grille:
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown
3. Do not remove Tech sheet
grille
fastenea
behind
To replace
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
2. Push firmly to snap Into place
3. Close the door
clips
Ice compartment
door...
Pull the Ice compartment
door panel
bottom and slrde it to the rear
Ice cube trays...
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends
2. Slightly twist
If cubes are not used, they may shrink The movrng cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
Optional
automatic ice maker...
If you have the automatic
ice maker accessory,
or if you plan to add one later [Part No. ECKMF-831,
there are a few things you will want to know,
The ON/OFF lever IS a wrre signal arm
Downfor
makrng Ice automatrcally
Up. to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
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The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes
Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes separated, and to obtain Increased storage capacity
It IS normal for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner They will break apart easily
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LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
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out from the
RAISE
SIGNAL
ARM TO
STOP ICE
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You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You II hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let
these sounds bother you.
The ice maker will not operate until the freezer is
cold enough
to make
ice. This can take
overnight.
Because of new plumbing
connections,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard
the first few batches of ice
If ice IS not being made fast enough and more
ice IS needed, turn the Refrigerator
Control toward a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward A.
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lowerthe arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
Good water quality is important
for good ice
quality. It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals
such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained
and operating
properly.
Sounds you may hear...
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 chart describes
the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you. and what may be makrng them
Possible
Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
.
Clicking
Sounds:
The defrost timer makes a definite clrck when the refrigerator
stops running. It also makes a sound when the refngerator
starts
.
Water
Sounds:
When the refrigerator
stops running, you may hear gurgling in the
tubing for a few mrnutes after it stops You may also hear defrost
water running into the uefrost water pan
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Ice Maker Sounds:
- trickling
water
- thud (clatter
of ice)
If 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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Running
Your refrigerator
It will run longer
of the time
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nergy saCng tips...
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or Snapping
Sounds:
fan motor and moving
has a high-efficiency
than older designs
,c. can nelp your refrigerator
use less electr~cit,
Fleck
door gaskets for a tight seal Level the
zabrnet to be sure of a good seal
::lean the condenser
co11 regularly
Iper
the door as few times as possrble
Think
about what you need before you open the door
Get everything
out at one time Keep foods orga+ze,d so you wont have to search for what you
;1ani Close door as soon as food IS removed
21 ahead and fill up the refrigerator
but don t
?vercrowd
!t so air movement
IS blocked
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator
and freezer sections defrost
a:;tomatically
But both should be cleaned
about
o:;ce a month to help prevent odors from buildrng
u;) ~Cfcourse,sp~Ils should be wiped up rrght away
T-y clean ‘your refrigerator
turn the Refrigerator
t ::ntrcl to OFF unplug It take out all removable
[:,.~‘ts and clean
it according
to the followrng
21r’-‘CtlOnS
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compressor
and motor
It may even seem to run most
It IS a waste of electricrty
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
Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESS ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior
Make sure your refrigerator
IS not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater. furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight
Cleaning chart...
How to clean
Part
What to use
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Sponge
or cloth mlIa
detergent
and warm
water
,3utslde
Sponge cloth or papt-r
towel:mlld
detergent
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste war
Waxing
Inside walls [Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick )
painted
metal
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Wash with warm
water
and a mild
detergent
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
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Rinse ana dry
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Wax painted
metal surfaces
at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth Do not use wax on plastic parts.
surfaces
provides
rust protection.
Sponge.
soft cloth
.Ir
Paper
towel
baklr3
soda, warm water ml’ 3
detergent
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Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent
or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L ] warm water).
Rinse and dry.
Wash with mild detergent
water
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Rinse and dry
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Sponge
paper
detergent
soft cloth
,r
towel
ml 3
warm watt:-r
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[26 g] to
and
9 Wash with a soft cloth or sponge
Mild
detergent
and
warm water, soft clew0
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Rinse and ary
sponge and soft clei:n
cloth
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage
the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge
or cloth m;ld
detergent
and wa-.n
water
Co11
Vacuum cleaner
us!ng
the extended
r(arrow
attachment
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Remove base grille (See page 7 ]
. To remove defrost pan. lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape. !f any)
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Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent
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Rinse and dry
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Replace with notched corner to the rear
Push It all the way In
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Make sure defrost drain tube IS pointing
Into pan
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Replace base grille
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Floor under
refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners
warm
bleaches
Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
Condenser
water
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Door liners and gaskets
Wash removable
parts with warm
and a mild detergent
Rinse and dry
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Remove base grille
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month
Replace base grille
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows
Clean the floor
Roll refrigerator
back.
Check to see if the refrigerator
is level
at
Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc.. keep best In original wrappings.
Once opened,
tightly re-wrap In
plastic wrap or aluminum foil
Canned
Ham. Store in refrigerator
unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf Do not
freeze
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‘here IS a right way to package
a’>d jtore
refrigerated
or f;ozen foods To keepfoods
fresher.
longer. ta ke the time to study these recommended
steps
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastrc wrap. The plastrc
Leafy Vegetables...Remove
store wraPPIng
or1 poultry. as purchased,
may be used for storage
and trim or tear off bruised and discolored
areas
Wash in cold water and drain Place In plastic bog
or plastic container and store in crisper Cold, moist
STORAGECHART FOR FRESH AND CURED MEAT’
air helps keep leafy vegetables
fresh and cnsp
Approximate
Time
Vegetables
with Skins [carrots, peppers)
Store
TVpe
Wwl
:n crisper, plastic bags or plastrc container
Variety Meats .......................
1 to 2
Fruit...Wash, let dry and store In refrigerator
In
Chicken ............................
1 to 2
plastic bags or crisper Do not wash or hull berries
Ground Beef ........................
1 to 2
untrl they are ready to use Sort and keep berries In
Steaks and Roasts ..................
3 to 5
their store container
In a crisper, or store in a
Cured
Meats ........................
7 to 10
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerotor
shelf
Bacon ..............................
Cold Cuts ...........................
5to7
3tos
*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
Eggs...Store without washing In the orqnal
cart, In or use the egg containers In the Utilrty Compartr--tent In the door of your refrlaerator
Milk...Wipe
mrlk cartons For best storage place
Meat’..Meat
IS perishable
and expensive
you r- Ilk on interior shelf.
won’t want to waste on ounce of it through careless
Bevemges...Wipe
bottles and cans Store on a
handling.
The following
lrst and chart give you door shelf or Inside the refrigerator
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
Butter...Keep
opened butter In covered dish or
meat drawer.
1’~the Utility Compartment
When storing an extra
Fresh, prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in supply wrap In freezer packaging
and freeze
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
Cheese...Store
in the origrnal
wrapping
until
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal IS not L~JU ore ready to use It Once opened,
re-wrap
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer you t,ghtly In plastic wrap or aluminum foil
should wrap it with special
freezer wrapplng
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
material.
( -:atsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the v*here they are In easy reach
market wrapping
paper and re-wrap In aluminum
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
foil for storing it unfrozen.
(4uminum foil to keep food from drying out and
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with transferring food odors Plastfc containers with tight
plastic wrap or aluminum foil Store immedratelv
I As are fine, too
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FREIEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer sectron IS desrgned
for storage 01
commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods
31 home.
Packaging
-The secret of successful freezing !s
!n the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air
moisture and vapor proof The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow arr, morsture or
vapor In or out. Packagrng
done In any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
and drying of frozen food
Rigid polyethylene
(plastrc)
contarners
with
trghtfitting
lids, straight-sided
canningifreezrng
tars, heavy-duty
alumrnum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps [made from
a Saran film] are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace
to allow for
expansion)
Twist the top and turn it back Fasten tre
securely
around the doubled-over
tail Put the
label inside transparent
bags, use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque
ones
Air-tight wrapping
calls for ‘drugstore
wrap Cut
the sheet about one-third longerthan
the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
In (toward the food) at least twice to seal out arr
Crease ends close to food, press arr from pat kage
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap from punctures.
DO NOT USE:
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
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
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cause food odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemrsh-free
fruits
Be sure they taste as good as they look Wash 2 to 3
quarts (liters] at a time and dram Fruit that stands In
water may lose food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rrgrd wide-mouthed
contarners or other
recommended
material
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand
durrng freezing
Freezing Vegetables
- Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking
Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes Blanch or scold Pack in recommended container and freeze
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks,
potatoes or fresh tomatoes All will become lrmp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10
to 15 mrnutes to allow for additional
cooking durrng reheating. Omit seasonings and port of the liquid Plan to odd them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time
Cool as rapidly OS possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole
dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bog it
and return to freezer
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw con only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap rn meal-size packages.
Flat cuts or potties
should be wrapped
Individually
or in layers sepa
rated by a double thickness of freezer wrap
Make sure store wrappings
ore moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging”
Freezing Baked Goods-Wrap
baked breads in
recommended
material
Thaw in wrapping
Unbaked yeast breads con be frozen afterthe first
rising Punch down, wrap and freeze
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pock in recommended
freezer bags or cartons Unbaked cookres may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bog or
#carton. bake without thawing
Refrigerator-type
cookies con be wrapped
and frozen in roll form
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake
Fruit pies ore best frozen unbaked. Bake without
rhawing.
Bake pecan
and similar pies before
freezing.. rich fillings do not freeze solid Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake
13
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze 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.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times’ will vary according
to the quality of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof),
and the storage temperature
which should be 0°F ( -17.B”C).
Food
Storage Time
FRUITS
Frutf juice concenfmte
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ......
12 months
Citrus fruit and juices .......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8tol2months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen ...........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4weeksorless
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
(Salflng meat shortens freezer life)
1 month
Frankfurters .....................
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to 12 months
lamb and veal ...........
6 to 9 months
Pork.. ....................
4to8months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
8 to 12 months
Beef ....................
lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6months
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
10 months
12 months
Shrlmp, uncooked .............
‘OULTRY
12 months
Whole chlcken or turkey .......
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets .....................
2to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
.......
6 months
Slices (no gmvy) ................
1 month
JlAlN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
2 to 3 months
and fish casserole ........
3 to 6 months
TV dinners ..................
Food
Stomge Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
Margarfne .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer’s ....................
3 months
Creamed cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to B weeks
SWISS,brick, etc. ........
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mlxed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
3 months
Unbaked breads ................
1 month
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosfed ...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes,frosted
8 to 12 months
............
Frult cakes ....................
12 months
Cookle dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked ples .................
1 to 2 months
Pie dough only .............
4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
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 frozen
foods to 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 cu ft of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice IS
available.
use or con perishable
food at
once
3. A full freezerwrll stay cold longerthan
a portly
filled one A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than CI freezer full of baked goods. If
food contains ice crystals, It may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the
condition of the food is poor or you hove any
suspicions, it is wise to dispose of it
Vacation
and
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refngerator
If you WIII be
away for less than four weeks Use up perishables,
freeze other Items If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker
1. Turn it off
2. Shut off the water supply to the Ice maker
3. Empty the ice bin
If your refrigerator
IS equipped
with an automatic Ice maker, shut off the Ice maker water supply a day ahead oftime Disconnectthe
water line
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the Ice maker
Remove all food Pack frozen foods in dry Ice
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle
Screw in the levellrng rollers, tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet
When you
get to your new home. put everything
back, and
refer to page 4 Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an Ice maker
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart
erator.”
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig-
Questions?
call your
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 16)
lf you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems
often result from little
fhrngs you can find and fix yourself without tools of
any kind.
If your
* 1s the
circuit
m Have
circuit
* Is the
refrigerator
will not operate:
power supply cord plugged
into a live
with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
breaker box?
Refrigerator
Control ON?
If there is a rattling
or jingling
noise, or other
unfamiliar
sounds:
* Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator
IS running?
l
New features on your new refrigerator make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the
fans, timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, defrost
water draining into the defrost pan.
If your ice maker will not operate:
. Has the freezer had enough time to get cold?
With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight
l
Is the signal arm ON .in the down position?
l
IS the water valve turned on? Is water getting to
?he ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
In hot, muggy weather, this is normal. The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
IS
ievel so the pan doesn’t overflow.
l
if the lights are not working:
9 Have you checked
your homes main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
m Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live
ctrcuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
0 See instructions for changing
light bulbs on page
7 Use appliance
bulbs only.
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
. On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
l
If the door has been opened
a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will
run longer to cool down the interior
l
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different things: number ot door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature
of the room, setting of the
controls.
And, your new refrigerator
may be larger than
your old one so it has more space to be cooled. It
also has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food
compartment.
All this means better refrigeration
and may require more running time than your old
one
2. If you need assistance?..
Call
Whirlpool
COOL-LINER
service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. 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.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network
of franchised
TECHCARE Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and
provide
after-warranty service. anywhere
in the United States. TO locate TECH-CARE service
in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number
[see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under
4. Lf you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone number [see Step 21 and talk with one of
our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5. If you need FSF” replacement
parts?..
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 fit right and work right, because they are
made to the same exacting specifications
used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
*If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase,
and
complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed
in order to better respond to
your request for assistance.
Notes
Notes
WHIRLPOOL’
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP’ replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects
!n materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE V service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
[Electronic
models onlv.1
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:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
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
lrght bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use
C. Pick up 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 labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Anv food loss due to product failure.
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, o different warranty
may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distrrbutor or military exchange.
Whirlpool
*
Part No. 1119570
L 1987 Whirlpool Corporation
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