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 \ 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. i! Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service Date Company and Telephone Number Contents SAFETYFIRST ...................... BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN ............ Install Properly .................. Level Refrigerator-Freezer ....... Remove Sales Labels. ........... Clean It ......................... Plugltln ........................ Page Page . 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 Removing the Crisper, Meat Pan and Covers ....................... Changing the Light Bulbs ............ Removing the Base Grille ............ Cold Water and Ice Dispenser ...... 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 z 5 5 6 Chart ..................... FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................ Storing Fresh Food .................. Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........ IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. REFRIGERATORWARRANTY ............ 2 6 01986 Whirlpool . 7 7 7 8 10 IO 11 11 12 12 13 16 17 20 Corporation Before you plug it in IMPORTANT Before using your refrigerator, you are personally responsible for making sure that it... l is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use. l is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions:‘) l is used only for jobs expected of home refrigerators l l l l l l 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.. . T 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. c 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. ..:.. i-/,,I”i,.. ;<a:: ., ,i v : i: .il ,_ lul*$$%;,~r 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.. . * i ,(rl .I ‘I ‘i c.,*, Plug it in... 3-prong grounding type wall receptacle, Use Screwdriver Refrigerator Power Cord RECOMMENDED Right to Raise; Left to Lower I, 2. 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- 1I 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. ?I. 2. Set the AIR CONTROL to 3. Saving Control / 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 l l l 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 4 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. 5 Adjusting meat pan temperature.. . 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. / 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: l Lift up and out To replace: Gloss shelves ore heovy Be carefui. l To remove glass shelves: l 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: l l l Slide out to the stop. Lift the front to clear the stop. Slide out the rest of the way. To replace l l l 6 the basket: Place basket on the slides. Make sure the wire stops clear the front of theslides. Slide basket in I+==-=ll I II 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 -. the Tab - I 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 l 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 / I 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 l Ice bin not properly installed. Wrong ice in ice bin. l Make sure bin is pushed all the way in. l Use only ice crescents from ice maker. Ice dispenser bar held in too long. l Other shapes won’t dispense properly. ,. , .x., ..,. 3 :., :,,,<. . . Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to reset. Large amounts of ice should be taken from the bin, not through the dispenser. ” 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. every Bar l 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 working. dispense weektofreshen Ice Dispenser PROBLEM Dispenser won’t work. ice dispenser won’t work. glass.) Reto stop l l l l l l l _,,,-* j pl.r. 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. TIPS l l l 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 l l l l 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: l l l 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... ‘/ P 3 ’ ,\+ Possible Sounds: l l l l l 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 l Clean 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. l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked. 10 l l l 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. l Rinse and dry Outside Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, appliance wax [or good auto paste wax) l Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. l l 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 l l Door liners and gaskets Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. l l 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. l l 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. l l l l l l l l Condenser Coil Vacuum cleaner; usrng the extended narrow attachment. l l l Floor under refrigerator Usual floor cleaners. l l l l Remove base grille. Clean dust and lint from condenser least every other month. Replace base grille. at 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 11 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 17 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 W-w1 Variety Meats . .. . . .... Chicken . . . .... . ...... Ground Beef . . . . ....... . . Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . ...... Cured Meats . . . . ..... . ...... Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ColdCuts ........................ 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 s- ,J\Ger:: dh c Iastir y\lrap or cluI:lr,ill-‘ i:lI -;; <een fed from crrylrlg out and transferring lc~ia MOE Plasi~c con:ciners with tight Mk hrjs or+ f’-F *c‘ ; I II 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.