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UseAndCare
A Note To You
Important Safety
Instructions
Parts And Features
NO-FROST
MODELS
5
Using Your
Refrigerator
7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
18
Food Storage
Guide
20
If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
22
Warranty
24
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZERS
WlTH
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
THIRs-m!i%R’
3VED29DQ
3VED27DQ
b/93
3VED23DQ
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
electrical shock.
Help when
you need
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your
personal property.
it.
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call
an authorized Whirpool service company. When calling, you will need to know your
appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we have
included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the
sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
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Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when
using your refrigerator,
follow these basic precautions:
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Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous . even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old
refrigerator, do it safely.
Never allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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Help
us help
. Never clean refrigerator parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create
a fire hazard or explosion.
FOR YOUR SAFETY l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR
ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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THESE INSTRUCTIONS
you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
13°C (55°F).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect
the refrigerator only to the proper
kind of outlet, with the correct electrical
supply and grounding.
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Model and
serial number
Automatic ice
maker with
Removable
Meat drawer
Leveling rollers
(behind base grille)
Meat drawer
Bas\e grille
.
‘humidity
control
Model 3VED29DQ
(on side wall)
Control
x
panel
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Freezer control
control
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Refrigerator
shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
I
Cleaning
Plugging
Section
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Installing
Leveling
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
it
packaging
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use chart instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on paae 3.
Plugging
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 220 or 240 Volt, 50 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. Use a receptacle
which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 18 and 19.
Installing
it properly
1. Allow 1.25 cm (% inch) 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 on
the hinge side closest to the wall so the
door can be opened wider.
For 3VED29DQ
only: A minimum of
2.9 cm (1 ‘/s inch) between the refrigerator
door and wall is required, or a minimum
of 3.8 cm (1% inch) between the freezer
door and wall is required.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has
been connected. Refer to Installation
Instructions.
Leveling
it
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling
screws-one on the right and one on the left.
To adjust one or both of these, follow the
directions below.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 16.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 16.)
Right to raise;
left to lower
Use a screwdriver
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
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Cleaning
Plugging
Section
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Installing
Leveling
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It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
it
packaging
materials
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use chart instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage the
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on paae 3.
Plugging
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Cleaning
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 18 and 19.
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 220 or 240 Volt, 50 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. Use a receptacle
which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
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Changing
the control
If you need to adjust temperatures
in
refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings
in the chart below as a guide.
settings
listed
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Adjust
l
Wait at least 24 hours between
the Refrigerator
Control
l
Then adjust the Freezer
Control
first.
adjustments.
if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
:
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle of-ten enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cvcle often enouah)
Refrigerator
Freezer
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
Adjusting
the refrigerator
4
B
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
glass
1. Remove
items from shelf.
shelves:
2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant
pull.
3. Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.
To move
shelf
guides
to a new position:
1. Lift front of guide. Pull guide forward off
rear support. Repeat for other guide.
2. To replace guide, push guide onto rear
support. Push front of guide down onto
support.
To replace
1. Guide
glass
shelves:
rear of shelf into shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
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Be careful when
handling glass items.
Adjusting
the door
bins
Support button
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push bin down until it stops.
Adjusting
the door
bin glides
The door bin glides can be used to secure
odd-shaped items or to separate other
items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin.
Removing
the crisper
To remove the crisper:
1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Hold cover firmly with both hands and lift
front of cover off supports.
2. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
and crisper
cover
Pull out to the
stop, lift the front
the crisper
Adjustin
humidity
control
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control
can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper
for best storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins.
l HIGH (closed)
keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
Removing
To remove
the meat
drawer
the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer straight out to the
and cover
Pull out to the stop, lif-t
the front and pull again.
stop.
2. Lift the front slightly.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove
the cover:
1. Remove meat drawer and crisper.
2. Lift front of cover off supports.
3. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.
To replace
the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on
walls of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
3. Replace meat drawer and crisper.
Adjusting
the meat
drawer
Cold air flows against the meat drawer
through an opening between the freezer and
the refrigerator. This helps keep the meat
drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator for better storage of meats.
Slide the control to let more or less cold air
through.
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temperature
Use control to
adjust meat drawer
temperature.
Removing
the snack
To remove the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin straight out to the stop
with an even, constant motion.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
Pull out to the
stop, lift the front
and pull again.
Adjusting
the wine
rack
To remove the wine rack:
1. Lift front of wine rack.
2. Pull rack off rear support.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Removing
the freezer
To remove a basket:
1. Slide basket out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide basket out the rest of the way.
To replace a basket:
1. Place basket on the slides.
2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front
of the slides.
3. Slide basket in all the way.
Removing
the freezer
shelf
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift right side of shelf off supports.
2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.
3. Replace in reverse order.
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THIRSTCRUSHER”
dispensing
system
The ice dispenser
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 buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes. The dispenser system will not operate when the
freezer door is open.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before
being dispensed. This may cause a slight
delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of
ice may vary in size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE,
a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
To dispense ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch
to CUBE position.
For crushed ice, move Ice Selector
Switch to CRUSHED position.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice
dispenser bar. Hold glass close to
dispenser opening so ice does not fall
outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may
have an off-flavor from new plumbing and
parts. Throw the ice away. Also, large
amounts of ice should be taken from the ice
bin, not through the dispenser.
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Personal
Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile
glass can break it. Do not use a fragile
glass when dispensing ice or water.
Doing so could result in personal injury
1 or breakage.
CUBE
ICE
CRUSHED
CUBE
ICE
CRUSHED
.
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01
II
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The water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. It holds approximately 1.5 L
(1% quarts).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up,
press the water dispenser bar with a glass or
jar until you have drawn and discarded 1.9 to
2.8 L (2 to 3 quarts). The water you draw and
discard will rinse the tank and pipes. Allow
several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser
is designed to evaporate small spills. There is
no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
The dispenser
light
WATER
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. See page 16 for directions
for changing the dispenser light bulb.
Using
the automatic
Here are a few things you will want to know
about your automatic ice maker:
l The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down . . . to make ice automatically.
up . . . to shut off the ice maker.
NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is
connected to the water SUDDIV.Instructions for ice maker water sur>plv hook
up are attached to the back of the
refriaerator cabinet.
l It is normal for ice crescents
to be attached
by a corner. They will break apart easily.
l The ice maker will not operate
until the
freezer is cold enough to make ice. This
can take overnight.
l
If ice is not being made fast enough and
more ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator
Control toward a higher number. Wait a
day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer
Control toward C.
LIGHT
m
ice maker
Raise signal
arm to stop
ice maker.
Lower signal
arm to start
ice maker.
l
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 poor ice quality. If a softened water
supply cannot be avoided, it is important
that the water softener be well maintained
and operating properly.
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Removing
the
Remove, empty and clean the
l the ice dispenser
has not, or
used for a week or more.
l a power failure
causes ice in
melt and freeze together.
l the ice dispenser
is not used
ice maker
storage bin if:
will not, be
the bin to
regularly.
To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the
bottom and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
(up) position. Ice can still be dispensed,
but no more can be made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin and pull it
out.
4. Empty the ice bin. Use hot or warm water
to melt the ice if necessary. Never use
anything 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 cleaners or
solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the
signal arm down to the ON position to
restart ice production.
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storage
bin
Solving
PROBLEM
Ice dispenser
won’t work
common
Freezer door open
l
Ice bin not properly installed
9 Wrong ice in bin
l
Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together
Ice dispenser bar held in
too long
l
Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
0 Use only crescents from ice maker. Shake
the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated
and to obtain increased storage capacity.
l
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
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Off-taste or
odor in ice
Ice attracts airborne odors;
old ice
Water quality
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Foods not properly wrapped
Ice bin and freezer may
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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Removing
(3VED29DQ
the door
problems
SOLUTIONS
CAUSE
l
Ice dispenser
stops working
ice maker
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l
trim
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor
to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from the
bin, not through the dispenser.
Dump old ice and make a new supply. Store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See pages 20 and 21.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart
on page 18.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook up. (See back of
refrigerator cabinet.)
The first few loads of ice from a new ice maker
may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make a
new supply.
(dispenser
area)
only)
To remove the trim:
1. Remove all items from the shelf.
2. Pull trim piece straight up at each end.
To replace the trim:
1. Locate each end of trim piece above the
trim pocket opening in refrigerator door
liner.
2. Push the trim piece straight down until it
stops.
3. Replace items on the shelf.
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Removing
the base
gri
To remove the grille:
1. Open both doors.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the doors.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 19.
Changing
the light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to it at the main
power supply.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury.
To change refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Console to
remove bulb.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change crisper light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps
free.
3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.
4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.
5. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
6. Replace light shield in reverse order.
7. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
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To change light below ice bin:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Push in sides of light shield until it snaps
free.
3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
4. Replace light shield.
5. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change dispenser area light:
I. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach through dispenser area to remove
bulb.
3. Replace with a heavy-duty lo-watt bulb,
which can be purchased from your
Whirlpool dealer.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change light behind quick freeze compartment (3VED29DQ and 3VED27DQ):
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Lift and secure quick freeze compartment
door.
3. Remove light shield by pulling top forward.
4. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
Understanding
the sounds
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 describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s
and moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor
you
Water
may
hear
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
l thud (clatter of ice)
You may hear buzzing (from the water
valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice
dumped into the bin.
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sounds
The 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.
Saving
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size and shape.
Running
sounds
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.
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less
electricity.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level
the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils 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 food organized so you won’t
have to search for what you want. Close
door as soon as food is removed.
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
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.
Make 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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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Cleaning
your
Holiday
refrigerator
Page
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Page
Power
interruptions
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care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
and moving
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean
your refrigerator and what to do when going on holiday, moving or during a power outage.
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 building up. Spills should be
wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper,
etc.)
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild
detergent, warm water
and an appliance wax
(or good auto paste
wax)
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
l
Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners.
. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l Wax painted metal surfaces
at least twice a
year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxing painted metal surfaces provides
rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
l
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (26 g [2 tablespoons]
to 0.95 L [l quart] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm
up so cloth won’t
stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with
baking soda or mild
detergent and warm
water
Door liners and
gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with mild
detergent and warm
water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Plastic parts
(covers and
Soft, clean sponge or
soft, clean cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays,
scouring cleansers or flammable fluids.
These can scratch or damage material. See
“Important
Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
panels)
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l
l
l
l
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
. Remove base grille. (See page 16.)
l
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
l
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is pointing
into pan.
l
Replace base grille.
Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
l
l
Rnnlace
l
Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
l
l
l
Holiday
Long
and moving
Remove all the food if you are going for a
month or more. Turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least one day ahead. When
the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice
maker. Make sure all ice crescents are
dispensed out of the mechanism.
Unplug the refrigerator. Clean it, rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops of both doors to prop them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor
and mold from building up.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
base
orille
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
care
holidays
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may
need to be cleaned as often as every other
month.
Short
holidays
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks. Use up
perishables; freeze other items.
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising the
signal arm.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Moving
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day
ahead of time. Disconnect the water line.
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry
ice. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it
thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they
don’t shift and rattle. Screw in the leveling
legs; tape the doors shut; and tape the
electric cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5. Also,
remember to reconnect the water supply line.
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Power
interruptions
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 foods 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 32 grams of dry ice for every
liter of freezer space (2 Ibs. of dry ice
for every cubic foot of freezer space).
This will keep food frozen for 2 to 4
days. Wear gloves to protect your
hands from dry ice burns.
Food Storage
In This
Storing
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than 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. If the
condition of the food is poor or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Guide
Section
Page
fresh food . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. .. . 20
Storing
Page
frozen food .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. . 21
There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended steps.
Storing
fresh
food
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For
dated products, check code date to ensure
freshness.
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.
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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. Sort and
keep berries in their store container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Meat
Eclw
Store without washing in the original carton
on interior shelf. Egg bin is provided on
some models.
Milk
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as long as it is air and moisture proof.
Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart
for storage times.
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed 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, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
nkn he used.
Storing
frozen
1 Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
1 Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
I
1
I
1 to2
+ If meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be
used the same day as purchased.
food
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or about food storage
times, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service or check a freezer guide or
reliable cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in the
packaging. The way you close and seal the
package must not allow air or moisture in or
out. Packaging done in any other way could
cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Packaging recommended
for use:
l Rigid plastic containers
with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions
proper freezing methods.
for
Do not use:
l 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
The use of these wrappings could cause food
odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
Freezing
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 32 to 48 grams
of food per liter of freezer space [2 to 3 Ibs. 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.
Storage times will vary according to the
quality of the food, the type of packaging or
wrap used (air and moisture proof) and the
storage temperature (which should be -17.8%
[O”F]).
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling an
authorized Whirlpool service company for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed
description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the
purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
CAUSE
SOLUTION
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Your refrigerator will not
operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown
or circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is
not set correctly.
Firmly plug power cord into a live
circuit with proper voltage. (See
paw 5.1
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered setting. (See page 7.)
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
There is something on top of
or behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item from on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
New features on your new refrigerator make new sounds. (See “Understanding the sounds you may hear”
on page 17.)
There is water
in the defrost
pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even
be half full.
Make sure the refrigerator is level so
the pan does not overflow.
The lights do
not work
A household fuse has blown
or circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Firmly plug power cord into a live
circuit with proper voltage. (See
paw 5.1
Replace bulb. (See page 16.)
The ice maker
will not
operate
The freezer has not had
enough time to get cold.
The signal arm is in the OFF
(up) position.
The water valve is turned off.
Water is not getting to the ice
maker.
Allow the freezer time to get coldthis could take overnight.
Push signal arm down to the ON
position. (See page 13.)
Turn the water valve on.
Check the water line for clogs or
leaks.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
The motor
seems to run
too much
The condenser coils are
dirty.
It is hot outside or in the
room.
Thedoorhasbeenopened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different
things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature of the room, setting
of controls, etc.
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.
2. If the problem
is not due to
one of the items listed in
Step 1 . . .
SOLUTION
Clean the coils (See page 19.)
On hot days, or if the room is too
warm, the motor naturally runs
longer.
Open the door as few times as
possible.
The motor will run longer in order to
cool down the interior when food is
added.
3. If you need FSP’ replacement parts . . .
FSP is a protected 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.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the unit or an authorized
Whirlpool service company.
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit or an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
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WHIRLPOOL”
Refrigerator
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP* replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company.
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
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
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool*
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This 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.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
QUENTIAL DAMAGES.
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
8/92
OR CONSE-
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
PART NO. 2170035
0 1993 Whirlpool
Corporation
- Trademark
of Whwlpool
Corporation,
USA
Pnnted
1” U.S.A.