Whirlpool ED25PM Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ED25PM
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.
Parts and features
Alr Control H
Ice MakerIce Bln WY
Freezer Light
(behlnd Ice bin) AdjustableShelves
Meat Pan wlth
Cold Control \
Slide-Out
Base Grille
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Number label
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need sewice or call with a question.
have this InformatIon ready
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers [from the
label located as shown]
2. Purchase date from soles slip.
Copy this information In these spaces. Keep this
book. your warranty and sales slip together In a
handy place
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration card furnished with this product.
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Model
Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
SAFETYFIRST ......................
BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN ............
Install Properly ..................
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
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Remove Sales Labels. ...........
Clean It .........................
Plugltln
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Removing the Crisper, Meat Pan
and Covers .......................
Changing
the Light Bulbs ............
Removing the Base Grille ............
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser
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Sounds You May Hear ...............
Energy Saving Tips ..................
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.......
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
Setting the Controls. .............
Changing
the Control Settings ...
Power Saving Control ...........
Adjusting Meat Pan Temperature
Adjusting Refrigerator Shelves ...
Removing Freezer Shelves .......
Removing the Freezer Basket ....
Cleaning
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Chart
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
Storing Fresh Food ..................
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
REFRIGERATORWARRANTY ............
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible for making sure that it...
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and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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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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only for jobs expected
of home refrigerators
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IS not near an oven, radiator or other heat source.
is properly maintained,
is out of the weather
is used in an area where the room temperature will
not fall below 55” F (13” C).
ISnot 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.
Remove sales labels.. .
Install properly.. .
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and
any inside labels before using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining
glue:
I, Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.
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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 INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
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Clean it.. .
Clean your refrigerator
before using it.
See cleaning instruction
on page 11,
I, Allow % inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at
the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
2. If 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 back can be flush against the wall.
Level refrigerator-freezer..
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Plug it in...
3-prong
grounding
type wall receptacle,
Use Screwdriver
Refrigerator
Power Cord
RECOMMENDED
Right to Raise;
Left to Lower
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3.
4.
Remove base grille (see page 7).
To raise front, turn each screw to the right
To lower front, turn each screw to the left,
Check with level.
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.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch
or pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements and grounding
ature package.
instruction
sheet in your liter-
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Using your refrigerator
Temperature
Air Control
Power
Air Outlet
Setting the controls.. .
The Temperature Control is in the refrigerator and
the Air Control is in the freezer section. When the
refrigerator is plugged in for the first time.
1. Set the TEMPERATURE CONTROL to 3.
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2. Set the AIR CONTROL to 3.
Saving
Control
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Control
Give the relrigerator
pletely before adding
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
eral hours.)
These settings 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
1sfirm.
Do not block
the air outlet
on the control panel.
Blocking it can slow the air movement needed to
keep temperatures
at the level you set.
Changing the control settings.. .
If you need to adjust temperatures
In the refrlgerator or freezer. use the setttngs listed in the chart
below.
CONDITION :
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
QUESTItiNS?
...call your
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(paw 18).
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
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Adjust the Temperature Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Air Control, if needed.
REASONS:
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS:
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature
too warm
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Temperature
Air Control
Control
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3
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
Temperature
Air Control
Control
2
3
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
2
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
[can’t cycle often enough)
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm OTvery cold
room temperatures
Power Saving Control.. .
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates
elect%c heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
1. Use the “OFF” setting when humidity
is low
2. Use the “0N”setting
if moisture fotms
on the outside of the
refrigerator.
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Adjusting
meat pan temperature..
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Cold air flows against the
meat pan through an opening
between the freezer and the
refrigerator This helps keep the
meat pan colder than the rest
of the refrigerator
Set the control to let more or
less cold air through.
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Use Control to Adjust
Meat Pan Temperatures
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 door shelves:
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Lift up and out
To replace:
Gloss shelves ore
heovy Be carefui.
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To remove glass shelves:
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Insert hooks into guides
on both sides.
Push down.
1. Xlt up at front.
2. Lift up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots In the shelf
supports.
2. Tit up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot. Lower
front of shelf to level position.
Removing the freezer shelf...
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order
Lift the Front
Then the Back
Removing the freezer basket.. .
For proper air movement, keep the freezer basket
in place when the freezer is operating.
To remove the basket:
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Slide out to the stop.
Lift the front to clear the stop.
Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace
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the basket:
Place basket on the slides.
Make sure the wire stops
clear the front of theslides.
Slide basket in
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Removing the crispeq meat pan and covers...
To remove the crisper and meat pan:
1. Slide crisper and meat pan straiaht out to stab.
2 Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest of the way out
4. Replace in reverse order
Push
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To remove the covers:
Covers are held in place by two
and two notched tabs in front.
1 Press front tabs out of the way
2. Lift cover front.
3. Lift back off the pegs.
4 Replace in reverse order
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Changing the light bulbs.. .
WARNING: Before removing a light shield for
cleaning or for replacing the bulb,
either unplug refrigerator or disconnect electricity
leading
to refrigerator at the main power supply.
Shock and injury can occur if eiectricity remains connected.
light bulbs behind refrigerator
trol consoles:
and freezer con-
1. Pull control knob straight off.
2 Pull bottom of control panel straight out.
3 Lift top of panel off supports.
4 Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
5. Replace panel in reverse order
light bulb behind ice maker:
1 Remove
wge91.
2 Replace
3 Replace
the ice bin (see ice maker
with a 40.watt appliance
ice bin
instructions
bulb.
Dispenser light:
1. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area
2. Replace with a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb.
Pull Off the Dial;
Pull Out at the Bottom
Removing the base grille...
1. Open the doors.
Support
To replace:
2. Pull grille outwards
as shown
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened behind grille
1 Line up grille support tabs with metal clips
2 Push firmly to snap into place,
3 Close the doors.
Tabs
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Cold Water and Ice Dispenser.. .
FOR CHILLED WATER:
Press a sturdy glass against the
FOR ICE:
Press o sturdy glass against the
Ice dispenser bar. (Pressure and
tumbling
can break a fragile
glass.) Remove the glass to stop
dispensing.
The first few batches of Ice
the Ice maker may have a
taste. Throw them away. T
from new plumbing and pa
water dispenser bar. [Pressure
can break a fragile
move
the
glass
dispensing.
If the dispenser ISnot used regularly.
Ice is dispensed from the ice maker storage 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 faint buzzing sound may be heard for a
few seconds.
stops
to evaporate
small spills.
Chllled water comes from a tank behind the
meat pan. It holds about 50 ounces (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the
water dispenser with a glass or a jar until you have
drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L).
Only air will come out to start with. The water you
draw and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow about 24 hours to chill the first tankful.
SOLUTION
CAUSE
Close the freezer door.
Freezer door open
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Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in ice bin.
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Make sure bin is pushed all the way in.
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Use only ice crescents from ice maker.
Ice dispenser bar held in too long.
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Other shapes won’t dispense properly.
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Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor
to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
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Ice attracts airborne
Old ice.
Water quality.
odors.
Foods not properly wrapped.
Ice bin and freezer may need
cleaning.
Plumbing to ice maker.
New ice maker.
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Off-taste or odor
in ice.
enough
thesupply. Allow
2-3 hours for chilling.
The small. heated tray beneath the dispenser is designed
There is no drain In this tray. Do not pour water into It.
ice dlspenser
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Ice Dispenser
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Use rapidly or store in covered container.
Dump old ice and make new supply.
Water containing minerals [such as sulfur)
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See pages 13 and 14.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See Cleaning
Chart on page 11.
Follow installation instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook-up.
The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice and
make new supply.
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The dispensers
door closed.
will work only with the freezer
The ice dispenser will work only if the bin is
pushed all the way in.
Use only Ice crescents trom the Ice maker.
Other shapes won’t dispense
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properly.
When you need more ice than a glass or
two, scoop it from the bin or remove the bin.
The dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser bar is held in too long. It will be ready
to run again in about 3 minutes.
Ice stored too long can go stale...like
Throw it away.
water.
Ice can shrink. Cold moving air slowly evaporates them. If you use ice often, you may
never notice the change,
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 poorquality
ice. If
a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
then it is important that the water softener be
well maintained and operating properly.
Plan to remove and empty the storage bln:
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If the ice dispenser has not, or will not be used for a
week or more;
If a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together;
If the ice dispenser is not used regularly.
1 Pull the covering
slide it to the rear.
panel
out from the bottom
and
‘2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF position
Ice can still be dispensed, but no more will be made
3. Lift the front of the storage bin. Pull it out.
4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm water to melt the
ice if necessary. Never use anythlng sharp to break
up ice in the bin. This can damage
the bin and
dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse well.Do not use
harsh or abrasive cleansers or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is pushed in
all the way. Push the signal arm down to the ON
position to restart ice production.
The night light uses a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb. It
should last about 10,000 hours. When it burns out,
purchase another from your dealer.
Sounds you may hear...
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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 making them.
Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
Clicking
Souhds:
The defrost 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 and stops.
or Snapping
fan motor and
moving
air.
Water 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)
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.
Running
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,
Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator use less electrlclty.
l Check
door gaskets for a tight seal Level the cabInet to be sure of a good seal
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the condenser coil 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 foods organized
so you won’t have to search for what you want
Close door as soon as food is removed.
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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
ascoldasyourfamilylikesthem,that’scoldenough.
Keep the Power Saving Control on OFF unless
moisture forms on the 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 your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from buildrng
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Temperature
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and clean it according
to the following
directions.
Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
How to clean
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
pan etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
. Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
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Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent,
appliance
wax [or good
auto paste wax)
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Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
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Rinse and dry
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.
Waxing painted
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.]
metal surfaces provides rust protection.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel. bakrng
soda, warm water, mild
detergent
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Door liners and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water.
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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.
Rinse and dry
[26 g] to
and warm
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Dark plastics .
(covers and panels]
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
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Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or
sponge
Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free
cloth or chamois,
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; mild
detergent and warm
water
Remove base grille.‘(See page 7.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in,
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
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Condenser
Coil
Vacuum cleaner; usrng
the extended narrow
attachment.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to
if the Irefrigerator is Ievel
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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts. etc
keep best In originol wrapplpgs
Cnce
oper:ed
tightly
re-wrap
In
plastic drop or nltiminum
foil
Canned
Ham. Stxe In refrigerator
unless the label SCIVSIFS okav :o store on the shelf Do not freeze
Fresh Poultry
wrap on poultrv,
;torage
Wisp In plastic
as purchased,
yiirap The plastic
may be used for
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
Approxlmate
Tlme
We
There is a right way to package
and store refrlgerated or frozen foods To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Remove store
leafy Vegetables
trim or tear off bruised and disco!ored
zold water and drain Place in plastlc
container
and store in crisper Cold,
<eep leafy vegetables
fresh ard crisp
wrapping
and
areas Wash lrl
bag or plastic
moist air helps
with Skins (carrots, peppers)
Stsre
plastic bogs or plastic container
Fruits
Wash, let dry and store iri refrigeraior
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elastic
bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use Sort and keep berries r
their store container
in a crisper, or store In CI loosely
closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf
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Variety Meats
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Chicken
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Ground Beef . . .
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Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . .
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Cured Meats . . . .
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Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ColdCuts
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1 to 2
1 to2
1 to 2
3 to 5
7 to 10
5to7
3to5
*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
Vegetables
In crisper.
NOTE: Fresh fish arld
same
day
Eggs
ton or use
refrigerator
you
Meat is perishable
and expensive
Meatwon’t want to waste an ounce of It through
careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you packaging
hints and time Ilmits Store meat in the meat
pan
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum
packaged
meat car)
be frozen for as long as one mor,th If the seal 1s not
broken
If you want to keep
it frozen
ionger
ycti
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
moterlai
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove
market wrapping
paper and re-wrap In aluminum
for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil Store immediately
the
foil
with
shellfish
should
be used the
as purc%sed
store 4roul
tne iltillty
Milk
washing
BIG that
In the orIgInal
came
with
caryour
ih’~pc- rnlik cortor#s For best storage.
place
or, mq:erior si;elf or bottardoor srelt
Beverages
Mpe
boTtles ard Zans Store on a
door sr,elf :lr ,rsicie the refriqerator
Butter
Keep aoened
butter IF: covered
dish or in
tble J J,ty r‘_ ampor+ment
W?erl storing an extra suppiy iv~op 1:’ frePz?r packaging
and treeze
S+o:t:- iri t3e orlglrol
wropplng
until
Cheese
you ore ready
tc use ,t Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly sn gelastic &rap or alurrlrlum
foil.
Condiments
Store small /ors and bottles (catsup, mustard.
;eily, ,?llves) on ?4e door shelves where
they are in easy reuch
,: ,s<er bf‘ileftovers
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cluI:lr,ill-‘
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from crrylrlg out and
transferring
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Plasi~c con:ciners
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FREEZING & STORING FROZEN
FOODS
The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods at
home.
Packaglng - The secret of successful freezing is in
the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof, The way you close and seal
the package must not allow air, moisture or vapor in or
out. Packaging done in any other way could cause
food odor and taste transfer throughout
the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
[plastic) containers with tightfitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil. Plastic wraps [made from a
Saran film) are not recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be used
by themselves or as carton liners.
foods in bags squeeze
to allow for
expansion.) Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the label
inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
label on
outside of opaque ones.
Sealing
- When sealing
out the air (liquids need headspace
Air-tight wrapping
calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold in
(toward the food] at least twice to seal out air. Crease
ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips
over twice. Finish package
and tape closed. NOTt
With unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extrl
wrap or use stockinette to protect the wrap fror
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
l
cause food odor and taste transfer and
drying of frozen food.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to
3 quarts (liters) at a time and drain. Fruit that stands
In water may lose food value and become, soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material. Leave head space to allow liqurds to expand during 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 scald. Puck in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks, potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become
limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare
cooked
foods as you would for the table; shorten cooking
timelOto15minutes
toallowforadditional
cooking
during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the
liqurd. Plan to add 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 as 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,
bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezlng Meats-The
meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are 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 can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays.
then pack in recommended
freezer bags or cartons Unbaked cookres may be dropped,
molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing.
Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pres are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing
Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
IMPORTANT: 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.
FOODSTORAGECHART
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 (-17.8”C).
Food
Storage time
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
. . . . . 12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit . . 12 months
Citrus fruit and juices. . . . 4 to 6 months
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
. . . . . . 8 months
Home frozen
. . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks or less
Corned beef . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks or less
Cured ham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Ground beef, iamb, veal 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Pork . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal, pork . . . . . . 3 to4 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 to4 months
Alaskan king crab
. . . . . . . . 10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
. . . . . . . . . 12 months
POULTRY
Whole chicken or turkey..
. . 12 months
Duck .
. ....... .
. 6 months
Giblets . . .
.
2 to 3 months
Cooked
poultry w/gravy
. 6 months
1 month
Slices (no gravy)
. ....... .
Storage tlme
Food
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
. . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Margarine
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
farmer’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Creamed
cottage
. . . DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. . . . . . . 6 to 8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk,
sherbet
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
1 month
Unbaked
breads..
. .......
Quick breads
. . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted
. . . . . . . . 2 to 4 months
Cakes, frosted
. . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
Cookie dough
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Baked cookies
. . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Baked pies.. . . . . . . , . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Ple dough only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.DA
SuggeSted
StCfOge
if electricity
and
MlchlQan
tlmeS
Cooperal~ve
Exlens~m
Service
goes off
Call the power
company.
Ask how long pow~
WIII be off
1. If service IS to be interrupted
24 hours or lea
keep both doors closed
This WIII help froze1
foods to stay frozen
2. If service
IS to be Interrupted
longer than 2
hours
(a] Remove
all frozen food and store in (
frozen food locker Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0 9 kg] of dry ice in freezer fc
every cu. ft of freezer space
This will keel
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves t
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage
nor dry its
IS avallable,
use or can perishable
fool
at once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a part1
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay co11
longer than a freezer full of baked
goods.
food contains
Ice crystals,
it may be safe1
refrozen,
although
the quality and flavor ma
be affected
Use refrozen foods quickly. If thl
condition
of the food is poor or you have an
suspicions,
it IS wise to dispose of it
1
1I’
Vacation
Short vacations. . .
Moving.. .
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for only a few weeks. Use up the perishables;
freeze other items. Turn off your ice maker; shut off
the water supply; empty the ice bin and make sure
all ice cubes are dispensed out of the mechanism.
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last supply of ice drops, 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.
Also, remove the water supply tank behind the
meat pan by:
I, Disconnecting
water inlet and outlet tubes at
the top of the tank.
2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.
3. Draining the tank.
Re-install the empty tank, and remember to
check for tight water connections when the refrigerator is hooked up at your new location.
Screw in the levelling 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 icemaker.
Long vacations. . .
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker. When the last load of ice
drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean ittrinse well
and dry Tape rubber or wood blocks to both doors
. ..keeping them open far enough for arr to get in.
This will keep cdcx and mold from building up.
WARNING: Tape blocks
out
reach...do not allow
the refrigerator when
blocked open. They
InJured or trapped.
of a child’s
children near
the doors are
may become
QUESTIONS?
To restart refrigerator,
see “Using Your Refrigerator.”
. ..call your
COOL-LINE@
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 181.
,i
i
‘fi
lf you need service or assi.stance,we suggest
.
you follow these five steps‘0
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind
If your refrigerator
l
\will not operate:
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
If there is water In the defrost pan:
l
In hot, muggy weather, this is normal. The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so
the pan doesn’t overflow.
If the lights are not working:
l
l
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
If a bulb Is burned out:
l
l
l
Have you checked
breaker box?
Is the Temperature
your home’s main fuses or circuit
If there is a mttling or jingling noise, or other unfamiliar sounds:
l
l
Is something on top or behind the refrigerator making noise when the refrigerator is running?
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 opemte:
l
l
l
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
Is the signal arm ONNin the down position?
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the
ice maker?
light bulbs on page 7.
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser, behind the base grille, free of dust
and lint?
l 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,
Remember: Motor running time depends on different things: number of 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.
l
Control turned ON?
See instructions for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
2. If you need assistance?..
4. If you have a problem*...
Call Whlrlpool
slstance telephone
where In the U.S.:
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
COOL-LINE@ service
asnumber. Dial free from any-
1-800-25313Ol
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 TECH-CARE”
-
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
anywhere in the United
States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJORSERVICE
6 REPAIR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
.
ELECTRICAL
MAJOR-
OR
APPLIANCESREPAIRING
h PARTS
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
SERVICE
XY2 SERVICE CO
123 Maple.
.
COMPANIES
999.9999
OR
WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
6 IRONERSSERVICING
18
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE
SERVICE
SERVICE
XY2 SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999.9999
COMPANIES
COMPANIES
.
.
999.9999
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5. If you need FSP” 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
rtght 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 COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a
complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance.
Notes
WHIRLPOOL
REFRIGERATOR
WmRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date
FSP replacement
correct
defects
parts and
in materials
repair labor to
or workmanship.
of Purchase
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
1
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
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service
calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the refrrgerator
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace
house fuses or correct
house wiring or plumbing
4. Replace
light bulbs
6. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-tamrty
household
use
C. Pick up and deliver
Thus 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
Service under the full warranties
must be provided
by a fronchrsed
TECH-CAREe
service
company
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 applv
For detarls
please
contact
your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange
Part No. 1114057
01986 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.