Whirlpool ETl4CC Specifications

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CYCLE DEFROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZERS
Model ETl4CC
~S~r-Freezer~. Ice Makers. Dishwashers.
Built-In Ovens and Surlace Unils. Ranper.
Microwave
Ovens. Trash Compaclors.
Room Air Conditioners.
Oehumidiliers,
Automatic
Washers. Clothes Dryers
Freeze
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
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ICE CUBE
TRAYS
JUICECAN
RACK
LIGHT
MODELAND
SERIALNUMBER
LABEL
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BUTTER
COMPARTMENT
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
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POWERSAVING
CONTROL
CRISPER
COVER
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Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need service 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 sales slip.
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Please
complete
and
tration card furnished
2
mail
the Owner
with this product.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
pU,.&are Date
RegisService
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES...............
SAFETYFIRST .......................
BEFOREYOU PLUG IT IN .............
Install Properly ...................
Level Refrigerator-Freezer ........
Remove Sales Labels .............
Clean It ..........................
Plug it In .........................
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR........
Setting the Control ...............
Power Saving Control ............
Removing Crisper and Crisper
Cover ..........................
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves
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Changing the Light Bulb .............
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Ice Cube Trays ......................
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Sounds You May Hear ...............
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Energy Saving Tips ..................
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
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Defrosting the Freezer ...............
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Cleaning Chart .....................
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
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Storing Fresh Food ..................
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods . . 10
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5 VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. 14
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
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WARRANTY ............................
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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.
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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).
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Remove sales lab&Is.. .
Install properly...
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape
and any inside labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remalning glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasollne, carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Clean it...
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm] between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow YZinch (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.
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Level refrigerator-freezer...
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page 7. m.G
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Plug it in...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE<
1. Keep the 4 bolts that held refrigerator in shipping crate. They are the levelling legs.
2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolts holes at
the bottom corners of refrigerator.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
4. Slide refrigerator into place.
5. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
-To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
-To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
6. Check with level.
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REFRIGERATOR
POWERCORD
3-PM
GROUNDING PLUG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 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 wlth a switch or
pull chain. See individual electrical requirements
and grounding instruction sheet in your literature
package.
Using your refrigerator
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
Setting the control...
The Temperature Control for the refrigerator and
freezer is in the refrigerator in the top right hand
corner. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the
first time:
l Set the Temperature
Control to 3.
Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take several hours.]
The control will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when the ice cream
is firm.
This seftlng should be about right for normal
household refrigerator usage.
Power Saving Control...
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates electric heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
1. Use the “SAVES
2. Use the “REDUCES
POWER” setting
EXTERIOR MOISwhen humidity
is
TURE” setting
if
low.
moisture forms on
the outside of the
refrigerator.
Removing crispers and crisper cover...
LIFT THE FRONT
THEN THE BACK.
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide crisper straight out to stop.
2. Lift the front, then slide the rest of the way out.
3. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Lift front, then lift back.
2. Pull up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. !$no;fl;es
on back of cover into back wall
LIFT THE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
2. ~~Vm
front
intO Place.
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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
To remove the shelf:
GUIDEs
1. First, remove food from shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to stop.
3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the way out. SHEL,F
To replace the shelf:
1. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stops
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears guide stops.
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Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
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Ice cube trays...
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To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The movi
ing cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer3
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
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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.
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Possible Sounds:
Water Sounds:
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Running Saunds:
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Causes:
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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 “.CI
the 1.defrost
pan.
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Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor. It will run
longer than older.-. designs.
may- even seem to
most of the time.
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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.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
Over crowd 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.
Keep the Power Saving Control on SAVESPOWER
unless moisture forms on refrigerator exterior
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your
refrigerator
Defrosting the freezer...
The freezer section
should be defrosted whenever frost builds up to aY4-inch (6 mm) thickness. DO
NOT USE ANY TYPE OF ELECTRIC DEFROSTEROR
SHARP UTENSILS(ICE PICK, KNIFE, ETC.] to speed
defrosting. These can cause damage.
DEFROST DRAIN
PUl PAN IN REFRIGERATOR TO CATCH DEFROST
WATER.
The refrigerator section defrosts automatically.
The freezer section needs defrosting from time to
time. Both sections should be cleaned about once 1.
a month to help prevent odors from building up. Of
course, spills should be wiped up right away.
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To clean your refrigerator, turn the Temperature
Control to “OFF:’ unplug it, take out all removable
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parts, and clean it according to the following di- 4.
rections and chart.
There is a cold plate on the back wall at the top
of the refrigerator section. When the refrigerator
motor runs, frost collects on the cold plate. When
the motor turns off, the frost melts.
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Water from this
melted frost drips
into a drain trough
just below the cold
plate. Then it runs
down the back
wall and through
the
drain
just
above the crisper.
The drain leads to a
defrost water pan
on the top of the
refrigerator motor.
Heat from the motor
evaporates
the
water.
REMOVE
If the drain becomes
clogged,
remove the
drain cap. Force warm
water mixed with baking
soda through the drain
until the water flows
SOLUTION THROUGH
DRAIN.
Put empty pan in the refrigerator on the top shelf
in the center.
Move frozen food and ice to the refrigerator
section.
Turn the Temperature Control to “OFF’
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 the frost. Don’t place pan over
drain hole in center of the freezer.
6. Defrost water will drain through drain hole into
the pan in the refrigeratorsection.You
may have
to melt frost from the drain hole by pouring a
little hot water around it.
7. Wash the inside of the freezer with a solution of 2
tablespoons (26 g) of baking soda and one
quart (.95 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.
Cleaning chart...
Part
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
What to use
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel;mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax].
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
Door liners and gaskets
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of the motor]
How to clean
l Wash removable
parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
l Rinse and dry.
Wash with warm water and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and dry.
l Wax painted
metal surfaces at least
twice a year with appliance wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
cleansoft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Waxing palnted metal surfaces provides rust protection.
l Wash with warm water and
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
- mild detergent or
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
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l Wash with
mild detergent and warm
Sponge, soft cloth or
water.
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
l Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches
or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Mild detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
l Rinse and dry
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasollne, carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
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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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Slide refrigerator out away from wall.
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent. Do not remove defrost
pan to clean.
Rinse and dry
Make sure defrost drain tube points into
pan.
Slide refrigerator back into place.
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.
Clean the 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
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
There is a right way to package and store
refrigerated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
Leafy Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim or tear off bruised and discolored areas.
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic bag
or plastic container and store in crisper. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Fruit...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sot-tand keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bog on a refrigerator shelf.
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT”
Approxlmate Tlme
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Variety Meats . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i:
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Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5
‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NIOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used th e
same day as purcnasea.
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton
or use the egg nest in the door.
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Meat*...Meot is perishable and expensive...you
Beverages...Wipe
bottles and cans. Store on a
won’t want to waste on ounce of it through careless
handling. The following list and chart give you door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or in
packaging hints and time limits.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra
the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not Cheese...Store in original wrapping until you are
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Condiments...Store small jars and bottles (catsup,
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the mustard, jelly, olives] on door shelves where they
marketwrapping
poperand re-wrap in aluminum
are easy to reach.
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
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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.
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
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-coated paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film] are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air (liquids need headspace to allow for
expansion). Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie
securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque ones.
Air-tightwrapping
calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longerthan the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air.
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette to protect the wrap from punctures.
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1 DO NOT USE:
l Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic Containers
l Containers
wIthout tight lids
0 Waxed paper
l Waxedcoated
freezer wmp
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. the use of these wrapplngs
could
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. Fruitthat 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 liquids 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. Pack 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 time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. 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, lifl out the foil package, bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezing 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 cookies 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 pies 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.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the frqezer than will freeze
wlthln 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.B’C).
Food
Storage Time
FRUITS
kuif Juice concentrate
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12 months
Commercially
frozen fnrlt ......
12 months
Citrus fruit and Juices .......
4 to 6 months
Ofhen ....................
Btol2months
VEGETABLES
8 months
Commercially
frozen ...........
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef ..............
4 weeks or less
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shortens freezer life)
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... 1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal .... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6tol2months
6 to 9 months
lamb and veal ...........
Pork ......................
4to8monfhs
1 to 2 months
Sausage, fresh .............
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8to12months
Lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole ..........................
6 months
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ............
Breaded fish (purchased)
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3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, cmb, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
10 months
Alaskan klna crab ............
Shrimp, uncooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
POULTRY
Whole chlcken or turkey .......
12 months
Duck ...........................
6 months
Giblets .....................
2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
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6 months
Slices (no gmvy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole..
. . . . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
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Storage Tlme
Food
DAIRY PRODUCTS
6toOmonths
Butter ......................
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12 months
Margartne ..............
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
3months
farmer’, ....................
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed cotfage ......
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swlw, brick, etc. .........
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
12 months
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whttes .........................
12months
Yolks ...........................
[Add sugar or salt to yolks OF-whole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
3 months
Yeasf breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
1 month
Unbaked breads ................
2 to 3 months
Quick breads ..............
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosted ...........
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8 to 12 months
Cakes,frosted
12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
3 months
Cookle dough ..................
8 to 12 months
Baked cookies ............
;. .. 1 to 2 months
Baked pies .............
4 to 6 months
Ple dough only .............
‘Based on U.S.D.A.and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electricity goes off
Call the power company. Ask how long power
will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than 24
hours:
[a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food at
once.
3. A full freezerwill stay cold longerthan a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If
food contains ice crystals, it may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the
condition of the food is poor or you have any
suspicions, it is wise to dispose of it.
Vacation
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items.
Remove all food. Pack frozen
s in (
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly,
Remove everything that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling legs; 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.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to both
doorskeeping
them open far enough for air to
get in. This will keep odor and mold from building
up.
To restart refrigerator,
erator.”
see “Using Your Refrig-
Questions?
call your
COOL-LINE R
service
assistance
telephone
number
[page 14I.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance... 3. If you need service%.
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools of
anv kind.
If your refrigerator will not operate:
l Is the power
supply cord plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the Temperature
Control turned on?
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised TECH-CARE@
service companies. TECH-CARE
2
service technicians are trained to
T&U-CARE
fulfill the product warranty and
mFMN=H~SEDSERVI=E
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate TECH-CAREservice in your
area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
k* I
If there Is a raftllng or jingling noise, or other unfamiliar sound:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making noise when the refrigerator is running?
WHlULPOOL
APPLIANCES
SERVlCE
XYZSERYICE CO
123 MAPLE
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 light does not work:
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged into a live
circuit with the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
If a bulb Is burned out:
See instructions for changing the light bulb on
page 6. Use appliance bulbs only.
l
If fhe motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser, behind the refrigerator, free
from 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.
l
Remember: Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature of the room, setting of the
controls.
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service asslstante telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
l-SOO-253-130-f
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The
Consultants 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.
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WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
SERWCE
XYZSERYICE CO
123MAPtE
C"MPANIES
!399-9999
COMPANIES
999-9999
OR
WASHlNG
YACHINES.
DRIERS
L FmNERS
- SER"lClNG
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERYICE
SERVICE
YYISERVICE CO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
!399-9999
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 M-63
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
aualitv whenever vou need a replacement part
f&r yobr 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.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool COOLLINE 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.
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WILL PAY FOR
From Date of Purchase
FSPareplacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a
franchised TECH-CARE@service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANlY
FSPreplacement parts for electronic control system if defective
in materials or workmanship. [Electronic models only.)
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPreplacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE@service
company.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repalrs when refrigerator is used in otherthan normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery Thls product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or llmltation of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty glves you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outslde the Unlted States, a dlfferent warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whirlpool
dlstributor or military exchange.
Part No. 1114015Rev. A
01987 Whirlpool Corporation
Ice Makers.
Dishwashers.
Buill-In
Ovens and Surface Unils. Ranges
Printed in U.S.A.
Mlcrawave
Ovens. Trash Compaclors.
Room Air Conditioners,
Oehumldiliers.
Aulomalic
Washers, Clothes Oryers. Freezers. Relrigera