CYCLE DEFROST REFRIGERATORFREEZERS Model ET12DC and Model ET14DC \ , .I’-.C. ~@q?Ji-~>.F&$ !rs. Freezers. -*g-,&*jl+ Refrigerator-Freezers. ‘:’ 1:;. I j pri Ice Makers. .i&q&S‘.. Dishwashers. ‘54’ ! ,_:I. Built-In ‘rb’L Ovens 5. 4:.* and Surlace S)-’ Un~ls, Ranges, MIcrowave Ovens, Trash Compactors. Room Air Condltloners. Oehumldll 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 0 / 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. 2 Service Company and Telephone Number Contents Page SAFETYFIRST BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN. 3 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 I. 2. 3. 4. 5 2 6 01986 Whirlpool Before Calling for Assistance If You Need Assistance If You NeedService IfYouHaveaProblem ,..,...,.,.., Page 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 Corporation 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. 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 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. 4 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. 2 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 I, 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: l 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. l 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. 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. l 6 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 l Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator, or in direct sunlight. l 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. I ‘/ Remove 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. 7 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 l l Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abmoive or harsh l 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 l l 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. l l Door liners and gaskets Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water Wash with mild detergent water Rinse and dry l l [26 g] to 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. l l 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 l l remove detrost pan to clean. Rinse and dry Make sure defrost drain tube points into pan. Slide refrigerator back into place. l l l Condenser coils Use vacuum cleaner with brush attachment. l l Floor under refrigerator Usual floor cleaners. l l l l 8 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 CHARTMR FRESHANDUJGEDMEAT’ VP. 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 1 to2 Chlcken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...*... 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. .. 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. .. 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. rsslwt; taD 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? l l l 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? l mak- 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. l If the light does not work: 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 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, 1 FRANCHISED SERVICE 1 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 h REPAIR Seeinstructionsforchanginglightbulbsonpage Use appliance bulbs only. SERVICE XYZ SERVICE CO 123 Maple SERVICE XYZ SERVICE CO 123 Maple. 2. If you need assistance*... Call Whlrtpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number. Dlal free from: Continental U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (BOO) 253-1301 Mlchlgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (BOO) 632-2243 Alaska 81Hawali . . . . . . . . . . . . (BOO) 253-1121 COMPANIES 999.9999 COMPANIES 999.9999 OR WASHING MACHINES, 6 IRONERS-SERVICING 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 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. APPLIANCESREPAIRING h PARTS WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE 6. l ELECTRICAL MAJOR- OR WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE If a bulb is burned out: l Consultants. The Conto obtain satisfactory or, if service is necesservice company in DRYERS WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE SERVICE XYZ SERVICE CO 123 Maple 999.9999 COMPANIES 4. If you have a problem*... Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone 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. 0 FSP ‘R‘ FSP 1s a reglsiered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right. because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new WhIrlpool appliance , <_..r -* *, Making your world a little easier Part No. 1109128 01986 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.