Whirlpool ET20PK Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ET20PK
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 adjusi
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
in
CONTROL
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
POWER SAVING
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BUITER
COMPARTMENT
CONTROL
UTILITY
COMPARTMENT
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GLASS
SHELVES
CRISPER COVER
BASE
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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.
Thank you for purchasing
a Whirlpool
product. Please
complete
and mail the Owner
Registration
Card with this product.
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Mode, Number
Seria’ Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
Page
SAFETY FIRST .....................
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN ...........
Install Properly .................
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
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Remove Soles Labels. ..........
Clean It ........................
Plugltln
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. .....
Setting the Controls. ............
Changing
the Control Settings
Power Saving Control ..........
Adjusting Refrigerator Shelves
Removing and Adjusting the
Freezer Shelf .................
Removing Crispers and
Crisper Cover ................
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Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover
Changing
the Light Bulbs
Removing the Bose Grille
IceCubeTroys
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Optional Automatic
Ice Maker
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR..
Cleaning
Chart
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY.
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Before you plug it in
Before using your refrigerator, you ore personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
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and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in on area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
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is not near on oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
is properly
maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in on 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.
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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:
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,
gasoline,
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 YZinch (1.25 cm] space on
at the top of the refrigerator
for ease of
installation.
2. If the refrigerator
is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space so the door
can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator
back can be flush against the
Level refrigerator-freezer...
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page 8.
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Plug it in...
USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
J-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
FRONT ROLLER
VELLING SCREW
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
RECOMMENDED
IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFf TO LOWER
I. Remove base grille
2. To raise front, turn
shown.
3. To lower front, turn
shown.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille
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(see page 7).
the screw in the direction
the screw
in the direction
(see page
7).
3-PRONG
GROUNDING PLUG
GROUNDING
METHOD
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly
grounded
electrical
supply
is
required. It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
Do not use an extension
cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See individual
electrical
requirements
and grounding
instruction sheet in your literature
package
Using your refrigerator
Setting the controls...
Give the refrigerator
time to cool down completely
before adding
food. (This may take several hours.]
These settings should be about right for normal household
refrigerator
usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
firm.
Refrigerator Control adjustments
range from 1 to
8. Freezer Control adjustments
range from A to D.
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
reach under the console
and turn the knob.
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Changing the control settings...
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
QUESTIONS?
call
your
COOL-LINE ’
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
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Adjust the Refrigerator
Control first
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control 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
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If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
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A
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
[can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
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A
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
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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.
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1. Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Adjusting the refrigerator
shelves...
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough
to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.
To remove
1. Tilt up at
2. Lift up at
3. Pull shelf
GLASS SHELVES
HEAVY. BE CARE
glass shelves:
front.
back
straight out.
To replace
glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot
Lower front of shelf to level position,
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Removing and adjusting the freezer shelf...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
SHELF SUPPORT
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove supports by sliding upwards.
3. Replace supports on desired level.
4. Replace shelf.
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Removing crispers and crisper cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LlFl THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, lift front, then
slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in the reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out
with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Liff out cover frame by pulling up and out
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace
the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall supports
in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back of corner into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front.
REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
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:- GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
Moving the meat drawer and covet.. TOremovethe meatdrawer:
PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT THE
FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
1. Slide the meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift at back, and pull straight
out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
Removing the base grille...
To remove
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the arille:
to find bulbs.
bulb.
METAL CLIPS
SUPPORT TABS
SUPPORT TABS
1. Open the door.
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
grille.
To replace
the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the door.
behind
clips.
Ice cube trays...
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2. Slightly twist.
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
Optional
automatic ice maker...
If you have the automatic
ice maker accessory,
or if YOU plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-831,
there are a few things you will want to know:
The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Downfor
making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
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The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes
Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity
It is normal for ice crescents to be attached
by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
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You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let
these sounds bother you.
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The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough
to make ice. This can take
overnight.
Because of new plumbing
connections,
the first
ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard
the first few batches of ice.
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 A.
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
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 quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained
and operating
properly.
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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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Slight Hum, Sott Hiss:
Clicking
Sounds:
Water
or Snapping
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Ice Maker Sounds:
-trickling
water
-thud
(clatter of ice)
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It also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
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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 the defrost water pan.
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If your refrigerator
has an ice maker you may hear buzzing (from the
water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
You may hear the refrigerator’s
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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.
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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.
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the condenser
coil regularly.
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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 wont 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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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.Of course,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 it according
to the following
directions.
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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 CONSUMES
LESSENERGY 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.
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removable
parts by hand with
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or
cloth;
mild
Removable
parts
detergent
and warm
warm water and a mild detergent.
(shelves, crisper, meat
water.
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dry
drawer, etc.]
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Wash
with
warm
water
and a mild
Sponge, cloth or paper
Outside
detergent. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
towel;mild
detergent;
cleansers.
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste wax).
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dry.
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metal surfaces
at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides
rust protection.
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soft cloth or
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baking
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or
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to
detergent.
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with mild detergent
and warm
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soft cloth or
water.
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
or cleansers
containing ,~-.petroleum
on plastic parts.
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or sponge.
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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dry.
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable
or toxic solvents like acetone,
gasoline,
carbon
tetrachloride,
etc.
These
can
scratch
or
damage
the
material.
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Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
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To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
at
least every other month.
grille.
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out only as far as water
supply line allows.
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the floor.
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back.
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to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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Food storage guide
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Hum.
bacon sausage. cold cuts etc keep Dest in orlginal wrappings
Once opened
+fghtlv re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil
Canned
Ham. Store In refrigerator
unless the
label says it‘s okav to store on the shelf Do nst
freeze
Fresh Poultry...Wrap
on poultry, cs purchased
in
plastic wrap rhe plastic
may be used for stoiage.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT’
Approximate
Time
(days)
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
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Chicken
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
TVpe
There IS u right way to package
and store
refrigerated
or frozen foods To keep foods fresher
longer. take the time to study these recommended
steps
leafy
Vegetablos...Remove
store wrapplng
and trim or tear off bruised and dlscolored
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
tn 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 111
their store container
In a cr!sper
or store In a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrlgerctor
shelf
Meat....Meat
IS perlshab!e
and expensive
you
won’t wantto waste an ounce of It through careless
handling.
The followlng
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time llmlts Store meat in the
meat drawer
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrcpplng
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 olumlnum
foil for storing it unfrozen
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil Store Immedlatelv
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‘If meat is to be stored longer than the hmes given,
follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish
same day as purchased.
should
be used the
Eggs...Store wlthout washing In the orIgina carton or use the egg containers In the Utility ComportTent in the do&r of your refrigerator
Milk...Wipe
milk cartons For best storage. place
milk on interior shelf
Beverages...Wlpe
bottles and cans Store on a
door shelf or Inside the refrigerator
Butter...Keep
opened butter In covered dish or
in the Utlltty Compartment
When storing on extra
scjpply wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze
Cheese...Store
in the origInal
wrapping
until
yocl are ready to use it Once opened.
re-wrap
tightly in elastic wrap or aluminum foil
Condiments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup. mustard jelly. olives] on the door shelves
where they are in easy reach
Lefiovers...L^over
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum
foil to keep food from drying out and
trcnsferrlng food odors Plastic containers with tight
IIds ore fine. too
FREEZING&STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer section IS designed
for storage of
commercrclly
frozen foods and for freezing foods
at home.
Packaging
- The secret of successful freezrng IS
In the packaging
The wrap you use must be ar.
moisture and vapor proof The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow err, morsture or
vapor In or out Pcckagrng
done In any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
and dryrng of frozen food
Rigid polyethylene
(plcstrc)
contctners
wtth
tightfitting
lids, straight-srded
canningifreezrng
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plasttc 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 (liqurds need headspace
to allow for
expansion]
Twistthe top and turn it back Fasten tie
securely
Ground the doubled-over
tail Put the
label inside transparent
bags. use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque ones
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Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
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without tight lids
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paper
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freezer wrap
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wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
cause food odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
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Air-tight wrapping
calls for”drugstore
wrap Cut
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food] at least twice to seal out atr
Crease ends close to food, press air from package
Fold tips over twce
Finish package
and tape
closed NOTE: With unboned
meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
to protect the wrap from punctures.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe. blemtsh-free
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
qucrts(lrters)ct
c timeanddrain
Fruttthatstcndsin
water may lose food value and beccme
soggy.
Sort. peel, trim, prt and slrce as needed
Pack in rtgrd wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material
Leave head space to
allow lrqutds 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, lift 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 afterthe 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 freezer than will freeze
within 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.)
Leave
enough space for air to circulate
around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times* will vary according
to the quality of the food, the type of packaging
or wrap
used [moisture and vapor-proof),
and the storage temperature
which should be 0 F [ 17.8 C).
Food
Storage Time
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit .....
12 months
Citrus fruit and juices
......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned
beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Salting
meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters
.....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6to12 months
Lamb and veal ..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4to8months
Sausage,
fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
Bto12 months
Lamb, veal, pork .........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder,
haddock
sole .........................
6months
Blue fish, salmon
...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel,
perch
...........
2 to 3 months
Breaded
fish (purchased).
.....
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops
.......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan
king crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken
or turkey,
whole or parts
..............
12 months
Duck ..........................
6 months
Giblets
....................
2toJmonths
Cooked
poultry w/gravy
.......
6 months
Slices (no gravy)
................
1 month
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
.......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners
.................
3 to 6 months
Food
Storage
Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6 to 9 months
.....................
Margarine
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert,
Mozzarella,
....................
farmer’s
3 months
Creamed
cottage
......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar,
Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet .....
2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed)
.................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks.. .........................
12months
:Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
3 months
Unbaked
breads
................
1 month
Quick breads
..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted
...........
2 to 4 months
............
Cakes,frosted
8 to 12 months
....................
Fruit cakes
12 months
Cookie dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies
............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pie dough only .............
4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times
If electricity
goes off
Call the power comoany
Ask how long power
wll be off
1. !f sewice IS to be Interrupted 24 hours or less.
keep both doors closed This WIII help frozen
ioods to stay frozen
2. I‘ 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
(cl 1:neither food locker storage nor dry Ice IS
cvallable
use or can perishable
food at
once
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a
PCIrtlY filled one A freezer full of meat WIII stay
cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods
If food contclns Ice crystals. it may
be Safely refrozen although the quality and
IlOvOr may be affected
Use refrozen foods
qcli:kl,f If the condition of the food IS poor or
’ ;/oh feel I+ #sLrxcfe dispose of It
:3
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. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic ice maker, 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 foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything
back, and
refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an ice maker.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart
erator:’
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refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig-
Questions?
...call your
COOL-L1 NE *
service
assistance
telephone
number
(wge151.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
2. If you need assistance?..
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems
often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If your refrigerator
will not operate:
Is the electric
cord plugged
into a live circuit with
proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
l Have
You checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
l
Is the Refrigerator
Control ON?
l
If there is a rattling
or jingling
noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making
noise when the refrigerator
is running?
l
New features
on Your new refrigerator
make new
sounds, You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle. or defrost water
draining
in the defrost pan.
I1 your ice maker will not operate:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
l
Is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
l
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
maker?
l
Call Whirlpool
phone number.
COOL-LINE” service assistance
teleDial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
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.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
1 of franchised
TECH-CARE * service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
TECU-CARE
i FR*NCH~~EDSER~~CE
j product warranty
and provide afierwarranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in Your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look In yourtelephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
;TEi+l
‘2
01
If there is water in the defrost pan:
This is normal in hot, muggy weather.
The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is level so
the pan does not overflow.
l
If the lights are not working:
Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker?
l
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit
with the proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
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co
9%9999
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l
If a bulb is burned out:
l See
instructions
for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
light bulbs
on page
4. If you have a problem?..
7.
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
l
On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally
runs longer.
. 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
COOI 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.
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.
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 21 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 quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for Your
Whirlpool
appliance
FSP replacement
parts will fit
right and work nght, because
they are made to the
same exacting
specifications
used to build every new
Whirlpool
appliance
To locate FSP replacement
parts in Your area, refer to
Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 2.
*If
you must call or write, please
provide:
model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond to your request for
assistance.
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I
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
PFOiT
WILL PAY FOR
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 a
franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
[Electronic
models 0nlv.l
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 a franchised
TECH-CARE” service
company.
WHIRLPOOL
I
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
Ilght bulbs.
8. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up 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 labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
or limitation of incidental
or consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
do not allow the exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
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