Whirlpool ET12DC Specifications

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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.
Parts and features
Juice Can
Rack
Ice Cube -.Trays
Light .Butter
Model and
Serial Number /
Label
Temperature
Control
Power Saving
Control
Adjustable
Shelves
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Crisper
Levelling
Leg
Copy
your
Model
and Serial
Numbers
When you need service or call with Q question.
have this Information ready:
1. Complete
label located
Model and Serial Numbers
as shown).
here...
Model Number
(from the
Serial Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Purchase Date
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
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Service Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
Page
SAFETYFIRST
BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN.
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Sounds You May Hear.
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
Plugltln
Defrosting the Freezer.
Cleaning Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE.
Storing Fresh Food
Storing Frozen Food
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
VACATION AND MOVING CARE
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE,
Setting the Control
Power Saving Control
Removing the Crisper and
Crisper Cover
Adjusting the Shelves
Changing the Light Bulb
Ice Cube Trays
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your refrigerator, you ore personally
responsible for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in on 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 on oven, radiator or other heat sourc
is properly maintained.
is out of the weather
is used in on area where the room temperature w
not fall below 55” F (13” Cl.
is not used by those who may not understand ho
it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to g(
properly cold.
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:
I. Rub’briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.
OR
2. Soak area with dishwashing detergent solution (1
teaspoon detergent in 1 quart warm water] before
removing glue as described in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachlorlde,
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 retrlgerator at the front.
Clean it.. .
Clean your refrigerator
before using it.
See cleaning instructio
on page 7,
1. Allow 3 inches (75 cm] between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between
the
refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow % inch (1.25 cm] on each side of the
refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might
want to leave extra space on the hinge side so the
door can be opened wider
Level refrigerator-freezer..
Plug it in...
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
.
Retrigerator
Power Cord
1. Keep the 4 bolts that hold refrigerator in shipping
crate. They are the levelling legs.
2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolt holes at the
bottom corners of refrigerator. Move refrigerator
into place.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator
- To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
- To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
5. Check with level.
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RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly
grounded
electrical
supply is required. It is recommended
that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance
be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned otf with a switch
or pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements and grounding
ature package.
instruction
sheet in your liter-
Temperature
Power Saving Control
Setting
Control
light Switch
the control...
The Temperature Control is on a console inside the
refrigerator in the top right corner It controls the temperat-ure in both the refrigerator and freezer. To start
the refrigerator, set the control to Number 3.
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Glve the refrigerator tlme to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take several
hours.1
The control will be set about right when milk or juice
is as cold as you like.
This sefflng should be about right for normal
household refrigerator usage.
Power Saving Control..
.
The Power Savlng 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.
1. Use the “OFF” setting when humidity
is low.
Removing
cover.. .
crisper
2. Use the “ON” setting
if moisture forms
on the outside of the
refrigerator.
and crisper
Lift the Front, Then the Back
Removing
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2.
3.
4.
Crisper:
Slide crisper straight out to stop.
Lift the front.
Slide the rest of the way out.
Replace in reverse order.
Removlng
Cover:
1. Lift front, then lift back
2. Pull up and out.
Replaclng
Cover:
1, Fit notches on back of cover into back
wall of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
ft the Front and Pull Again
nubs on
Adjusting
1.
2.
3.
4.
the shelves...
First, remove food from shelf.
Slide shelf straight out to stop
Lift front.
Slide the rest of the way out.
Replaclng
Shelf:
1, Fit back of shelf on top of guides
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears
Changing
the light bulb.. .
WARNING: Before removing the light bulb, either
unplug the retrigetutor or disconnect
the electrlclty
leading
to the refrigerator at the main power supply.
Shock and injury can occur if electricity remains connected.
1. Reach behind control console to find bulb.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
Ice cube trays.. .
To remove ice:
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The
cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longe
are stored, the smaller they get.
Hold tray at both ends.
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 making them.
Possible Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
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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.
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Running
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor and motor. It will run longer
than older desians. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity
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
as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough.
Q Keep the Power Saving Control on OFF unless
moisture forms on the refrigerator exterior
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sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator, or in direct sunlight.
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Cleaning your
refrigerator
Defrosting
the freezer...
The freezer section should be defrosted whenever frost builds up to a Y4-inch (6 mm] thickness. DO
NOT USE ANY TYPE OF ELECTRIC DEFROSTER OR
SHARP UTENSILS [ICE PICK, KNIFE, ETC.) to speed defrosting. These can cause damage.
Defrost Drain
Put Pan of Hot Water
in Freezer fo Speed
Melting.
The freezer section of your refrigerator needs
defrosting from time to time. The fresh food section
defrosts automatically
Both the fresh food and freezer compartments should be cleaned about once a month to
help prevent odors from building 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 chart
There is a cold plate on the back wall at the top
of the fresh food compartment.
When the refrigerator
motor runs, frost collects on the cold plate. When the
mot& turns off, the
frost melts.
Water from this
melted
frost drips
into a drain trough
just below the cold
plate. Then it runs
down the back wall
and through a drain
just above the crisper. The drain leads
to a defrost water
pan on top of the
refrigerator
motor.
Heat from the motor evaporates the water.
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Force Soda/Water
Solution Through
Drain
Put pan in Refrigerator
to Catch Defrost Water.
I. Put empty pan in the refrigerator on the top shelf in
the ten ter.
2. Move frozen food and ice to the refrigerator
section.
3. Turn the Temperature Control to “OFF?
4. Close the refrigerator door Leave the freezer door
open.
5. Put a pan of hot water in the center of the freezer.
This helps melt frost. Don’t place pan over drain
hole in &enter of freezer.
6. Defrost water will drain through a hole in the bottom
of the freezer into the pan you put in the refrigerator:
You may have to melt frost from the drain hole by
pouring a little hot water around the hole.
7. Wash the inside of the freezer with a solution of two
tablespoons
(30 mg] of baking soda and one
quart (1 L) warm water: Rinse well and dry
8. Remove the pan of defrost water from the refrigerator;
put frozen food and ice back into
freezer.
9. Reset the Temperature Control.
If the drain becomes clogged,
remove the drain cap.
Force
warm
water
mixed
with
baking
soda through the drain
until the water flows
through freely. Replace
the cap. Make sure it is
pushed
all the way
down.
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Cleaning chart...
Part
What to use
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper]
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water
Outside
How to clean
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax [or good
auto paste wax].
Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
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Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abmoive or harsh
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cleansers.
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
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on plastic parts.
Waxing painted
Inside walls [Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
metal surfaces provldes rust protection.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [ .95 I] warm water
Rinse and dry.
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Door liners and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water
Wash with mild detergent
water
Rinse and dry
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and warm
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentmted
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.
Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or
sponge.
Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free
cloth or chamois.
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DO NOT USE paper towels, window spmys, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasoline, carbon
tetmchlortde, etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
Sponge or cloth: mild
detergent and warm
water
Defrost pan
Slide refrigerator out away from wall.
Wash defrost pan with warm water
and mild detergent. Do not
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remove detrost pan to clean.
Rinse and dry
Make sure defrost drain tube points into pan.
Slide refrigerator back into place.
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Condenser
coils
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator at
least once every other month.
Leave an inch (2.54 cm) between
wall and condenser coils on back
of the refrigerator
Slide refrigerator out away from wall.
Wash floor
Slide refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
wrap on poultry, as purchased,
may be used for
storage.
STORAGE
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Variety Meats
There is a right way to package
and stofe refrigerated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the time to study these recommended
steps.
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Leafy Vegetables.
Remove store wrapping and
off bruised and discolored areas. Wash in
and drain Place in plastic bag or plastic
and store in crisper. Cold, moist air helps
vegetables
fresh and crisp.
Vegetables with Skins [carrots, peppers)
Store
In crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruits . ..Wash. let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags OT crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries In
their store container in a crisper, or store In a loosely
closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
trim or tear
cold water
container
keep leafy
MeatMeat is perishable and expensive
you won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless handling. The following list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapplng.
Vacuum packaged
meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal IS not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil
for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Eggs
Store without washing in the origina
carton or use the egg nest in the door of you1
refrigerator
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf
Beverages. .Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator
Butter. .Keep opened butter in covered dish or In
the Butter Compartment.
When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese
.Store in the original wrapping
until
you are ready to use it. Once opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condlments
.Store small jars and bottles (catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves where
they are in easy reach.
Leftoven...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
STORING FRO2 EN FOOD
The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially
frozen foods and for freezlng foods at
home.
Packaged Frozen Food
.Store on freezer door
shelf or in the freezer. If you plan to store it for a long
time, re-wrap it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Frozen Meats*
The following
hints will help
keep the quality in your frozen meats:
1. Freeze meat while fresh and in top condition.
2. Use only recommended
wrapping materials.
3. Prepare the meat for freezing before wrapping it. Trim off excess fat and remove bones
when practical.
Meat should not be salted
because salt shortens freezer life.
4. Wrap tightly, pressing out as much air as
possible.
5. Label and date it.
6. Refreezing thawed meat IS not recommended.
Frozen Soups, Juices
.Store on freezer door
shelf or in the freezer.
Packaging -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
vapors in or out
Rigid polyethylene
(plastrc) containers with trghtfitting lids, strarght-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum fotl, plastic-coated
paper and
non-permeable
plastic wraps (such as Saran) are
recommended.
Note: Heat-sealed boiling bags are
easy to use and can be used by themselves or as
carton loners
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulckfreeze any large quantlty of food. leave enough
space for ah to circulate around packages. Be
careful to leave enough room at the front so the
door can close tlghtly.
Ice Cream.. Store In the freezer Once the package is opened, place a piece of aluminum foil or
plastic wrap smoothly against the Ice cream surface
This will prevent ice crystals from forming
Vacation and moving care
Short vacations.
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NO need to shut off the refrigerator
if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up penshables.
freeze other items.
Long vacations.
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Remove all the food if you are going
of more.
for a month
Unplug the refrigerator and clean rt...rinse well
and dry.-Tape rubber or wood blocks to both doors
...keeping them open far enough for air to get in.
This will keep odor and mold from burldina UD.
WARNING: Tape blocks
out
reach...do not allow
the refrigerator when
blocked open. They
iniured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
10
of a child’s
children near
the doors are
may become
see “Using Your Refrigerator.”
Moving...
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Remove every-thing that comes out. Wrap all parts
well and tape them together so they don’t shift and
rattle.
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Screw in the levellina leas; tape !the
the electric cord to the cabinet. When you get to Your
new home, put everything back, level it, and refer to
page 4.
If you need service or
assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
and talk with one of our trained
sultant can instruct you in how
operation from your appliance
sary, recommend
a qualified
your area.
1. Before
3.
calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
It your refrlgemtor
will not opemte:
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
Have You checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
Is the Temperature Control turned ON?
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If there Is a rattling or jlngllng noise, or other unfamiliar sounds:
Is something on top or behind the refrigerator
ing noise when the refrigerator is running?
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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 level so
the pan doesn’t overflow.
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If the light does not work:
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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 you need sewice*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE@>
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
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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:
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If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser, behind the refrigerator, free of dust
and lint?
l On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer
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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.
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number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘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.
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