Whirlpool ED22DW Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ED22DW
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reezers. Ice Makers. Dishwashers.
Built-In Ovens and Suriace Units. Ranges. Microwave
Ovens. Trash Compactors.
Room Air Conditioners.
Oehumidiliers.
Automatic
Washers. Clothes Dryers
Freezen.
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
Thls booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator, clean lt, 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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FREEZER
CONTROL
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
ICE BIN
EXTERIOR
MOISTURE
CONTROL
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MODEL
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SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
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ADJUSTABLE
FREEZER BASKETS
PIZZA
RACK
FREEZER LIGHT
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CRISPERS
WITH
HUMIDITY
CONTROLS
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if you need service or call with a question.
Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate
(see diagram above] and purchase date
from sales slip.
*Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
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Model Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
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Date
Company
Phone
Number
Contents
Page
IMPORTANT SAFETYINSTRUCTIONS . . . .
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BEFOREUSING YOUR REFRIGERATOR .
4
Remove Sales Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Clean It . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Plugltln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4
Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . . . . . . .
4
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR . .
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5
Setting the Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5
Changing the Control Settings . . . . . . .
5
Exterior Moisture Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5
Adjusting the Crisper Humidity Control .
6
Adjusting Meat Drawer Temperature .
6
Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . . . .
6
Removing the Crispers, Meat Drawer
andcovers
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6
Removing the Snack Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the Wine Rack .............
7
Removing the Freezer Baskets. .......
7
Adjusting the Door Bins ..............
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Changing the Light Bulbs ............
Removing the Base Grille ............
8
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser .......
9
Sounds You May Hear ...............
11
Energy Saving Tips ..................
11
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
11
Cleaning Chart .....................
12
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
13
Storing Fresh Food ...................
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Storing Frozen Food .................
VACATION AND MOVING CARE. .......
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . 18
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY ............................
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01989 Whirlpool Corporation
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrlcal shock, or Injury when uslng your
refrigerator, follow basic precautions Including the followlng:
Read all Instructlons before uslng
the refrtgerator.
l Child
entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrtgerators are sttll dangerous...
even If they will “just slt In the garage a
few days!’
If you are gettlng rld of your old refrigerator,
do lt safely. Please read the enclosed
safety booklet from the Assoclatlon
of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help
prevent accidents.
l Never allow
children to operate, play with,
or crawl lnslde the refrtgerator.
l Never clean
refrigerator parts wlth flammable flulds. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or exploslon.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USEGASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIGUIDS IN THE
VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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It Is your responslblltty to be sure your
refrigerator:
l is installed
and leveled on a floorthat will
hold the weight, and in an area sultable for its
size and use.
l is connected
only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
l is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
l is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
l is properly
maintained.
l is out of the weather.
l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13’C).
l is not used by anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
l is not loaded
with food before It has time to
get properly cold.
- SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS -
Before using your
refrigerator
4. Install properly...
1. Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any lnslde 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 sharp Instruments, rubblng alcohol, flammable
flulds or abrasive
cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “lmportant Safety InstructIons” on page 3.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
2. Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator before
instructions on pagell.
using it. See
3. Plug it in...
3-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
1. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm) space on each side ar
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
slde closest to the wall so the door can be
opened wider.
3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the
wall.
4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been
connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.
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5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
USE SCREWDRIVER
TO ADJUST
FRONT ROLLER
REFRlGERAiOR
POWERCORD
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
VELING SCREW
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
sewing only this appliance be provided.
Do not use an extenslon cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off wlth a switch or
pull chain. See Electrical Requirements
and
Grounding
Instruction Sheet in your Literature
Package.
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IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFT TO LOWER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove base grille. (See page 8.)
To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.
To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.
Check with level.
Replace base grille. [See page 8.)
Using your refrigerator
FREEZER CONTROL
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
EXTERIOR MOISTURE
CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to B.
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 18).
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.
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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
4
A
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
:
if Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
If ICE isn’t
Heavy ice usage
MADE FASTENOUGH Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
B
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Exterior Moisture Control
The Exterior Moisture Control on the Control
operates electric heaters around the
door openings. These heaters help keep moisture
from forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
COnSOle
I. Use the “OFF” setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the “ON” setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
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Adjusting the crisper humidity con
You can control the amount of humidity in the
moisture-sealed crisper.
1. The control can be adjusted to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
2. LOW (open) lets moist air out of crisper for best
storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
3. HIGH (closed] keeps moist air in the crisper for
best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.
Adjusting meat drawer temperature...
USE CONTROL TO ADJUST
MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURE
SPILLGUARDshelves 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.
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.
Slide the control to let more or less cold air
through.
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull
to the stop.
3. Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.
To move shelf guides to new posltlon:
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 glass shelves:
1. Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.
2. Slide shelf into place.
Removing the crispers, meat drawe!r and covers.. .
To remove the crispers and meat drawer:
1. Slide crispers and meat drawer straight out to
the stop. Lift the front, then slide the rest of the
way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the covers:
1. Lift front of cover off supports.
2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out.
PULL OUT TO THE Sl r0
LIFT THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN.
To replace the covers:
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of cover in notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
NOTE: Glass cover will fit only above full wldth
crisper.
LIFT THE COVER FRONT,
THEN THE BACK.
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Removing the snack bin...
To remove the snack bin:
1. Slide snack bin with an even, constant motion
straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide bin the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LlFl THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN.
Adjusting the wine rack...
To move the wine rack:
1. Lift front of wine rack.
2. Pull rack off rear support.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Removing the freezer baskets...
To remove a basket:
1. Slide out to the stop.
2. Lift the front to clear the stop.
3. Slide 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.
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PULL OUT TO THE STOP,
LIFT THE FRONT
AND PULL AGAIN.
Adjusting the door bins...
To remove a door bin:
1. Lift bin straight up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace a door bin:
1. Slide bin straight in above guides.
2. Push bin straight down.
NOTE: large bins are deslgned to flt In top portlon of refrigerator door only.
Changing the light bulbs...
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a ilght bulb, elther unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading
to the refrigerator at the maln power supply. Shock and InJury can occur if electricity remains
connected.
To change refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.
3. Remove bulb.
4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
5. Reconnect power supply
To change freezer Ilght:
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 the light shield.
5. Reconnect 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 power supply.
To change dispenser light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply
2. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.
3. Replace with a heavy duty IO-watt bulb.
4. Reconnect power supply.
Removing the base grille...
To remove the grille:
1. Open the doors.
2. Pull grille outward as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened
grille.
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behind
To replace the grliie:
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 12.
Cold water and ice dispenser...
FOR CHILLED
FOR ICE:
Press a sturdy
WATER:
Press a sturdy glass against
glass against
the water
dispenser
bar.
the ice dispenser bar. (Pres(Pressure can break a fragile
sure and tumbling
ice can
glass.) Remove the glass to
break a fragile glass.) Restop dispensing.
move the glass to stop disDispense
enough
Water
pensing.
every week to maintain
a
The first few batches of ice
fresh supply.
from the ice maker may have
a bad taste from new plumbing and parts. Throw them
Press agalnst
Ice Dispenser
Bar
away.
The small tray beneath the dispenser is designed to evaporate Small
spills. There is no drain in this tray. Do not pour Water
Into lt.
Ice is dlspensed from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a
trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser
Chilled
water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. It holds about 50 ounces (ISL).
and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls
through the chute. When the dispenser bar is released, a faint buzzing sound may be heard for a
few seconds.
water dispenser with a glass or jar until you have
drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8L).
The water you draw and discard will rinse the
tank and pipes.
When the refrigerator
Allow several
is first hooked
up press the
hours to chill the first tankful.
NOTE: large amounts of Ice should be taken
from the bin, not through the dispenser.
Common ice maker problems
PROBLEM
Dispenser won’t work.
Ice dlspenser won’t
work.
CAUSE
Freezer door open.
Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice in bin.
Dispenser not used for
extended periods, causing
ice cubes to melt together.
ice dispenser
working.
stops
SOLUTION
l Close the freezer door.
l Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
l Use only ice crescents
from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated,
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Ice dispenser
bar held in too long.
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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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TIPS
l The dispensers will work only with the freezer
door closed.
l When you need more ice than a glass or two,
scoop it from the bin or remove the bin. The
dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser
bar is held in too long. It will be ready to run
again in about 3 minutes.
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and to obtain
increased
storage
capacity
Dump old ice and make new supply.
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 new supply; store
excess ice in covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly. See pages 14 and 15.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See “Cleaning
chart” on page 12.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper
ice maker water supply hook-up.
The first few loads of ice from a new ice
maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice
and make new supply.
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
softenercan
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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Plan to remove and empty the storage bin:
l If the ice dispenser
has not, or will not be used for
a week or more:
l If a powerfailure
causes ice in the bin to melt and
freeze together;
l If the ice dispenser
is not used regularly.
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 position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no more will
be made.
Nlght
3. Liff the front of the storage bin. Pull it out.
4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm water to melt the
ice if necessary. Never use anythlng 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 cleansers or solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is pushed
in all the way. Push the signal arm down to the
ON position to restart ice production.
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Light S
The night light uses a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb.
When it burns out, purchase another from your
dealer.
Sounds you may hear...
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Possible Sounds:
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Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Sotl Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air.
Clicking or Snapping
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 and stops.
Water Sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear gurgling in the tubing
for a few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water running
into the defrost water pan.
Ice Maker Sounds:
- trickling water
- thud (clatter of ice)
When the ice maker is running you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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 saving tips...
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 foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
l Go ahead
and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
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 Exterior Moisture Control on the “OFF”
setting 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
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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on next page
Cleaning chart
PART
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.]
WHAT TO USE
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
Outslde
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.]
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water.
Door liners
and gaskets
Dark plastics
(covers and panels]
Defrost pan
Condenser
Floor under
refrigerator
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Waxing painted metal
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
coils
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash removable parts by hand with
warm water and a mild detergent.
l Rinse and dry
l 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 clean, soft
cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
surfaces provides rust protection.
l Wash with warm water and
- mild detergent or
-baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
l Rinse and dry.
l Wash with mild detergent
and warm
water.
l Rinse and dry
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DO NOT USEcleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches
or cleansers containing petroleum on piastlc parts.
l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
l Rinse and dry
sponge or soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USEpaper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable fiulds. These can scratch or damage the material.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
l Remove base grille. (See page
8.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
l To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
water.
brace (remove tape; if any].
l Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
l Rinse and dry.
l Replace
with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
l Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
l Replace
base grille.
l Remove base grille.
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended narrow
l Clean
dust and lint from condenser at
attachment.
least every other month.
l Replace
base grille.
l Roll refrigerator
out only as far as water
Floor cleaners.
supply line allows.
l Clean the floor.
l Roll refrigerator
back.
l Check to see if the refrigerator
is level.
Food storage guide
There is a right 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
leafy Vegetabies...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.
Frult...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 ...Meat is perishable and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling. The followlng list and chart give you
packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
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 Pouitry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT’
Approximate Time
We
(days)
, ..............
1 to 2
Variety Meats ........
1 to 2
Chicken ............................
1 to 2
Ground Beef ........................
3 to 5
Steaks and Roasts ... , ..............
7 to 10
Cured Meats ........................
5to 7
Bacon ..............................
3to 5
Cold Cuts ...........................
‘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.
Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton on interior shelf.
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf
Beverages...Wipe boffles and cans. Store in a
door bin or inside the refrigerator.
Bulter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or
in the Utility Compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in the original wrapping until
you are ready to use it. Once opened, re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condlments...Store
small jars and bottles
(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] in the door bins
where they are in easy reach.
Leftoven...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
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STORING FROZEN FOOD
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food 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 tight
fitting 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 bolllng bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves or as carton liners.
Sealing - When sealing food 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-tightwrappingcallsfornonpe~meablewrap.
See recommended wraps under “Packagingl’ 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: Pad sharp edges of boned meat
with extra wrap to protect the wrap from
punctures.
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DO NOT USE:
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
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.
l
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. Fruit that 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, lift out the foil package, bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezlng Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. Wrap in mealsize 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, rewrap 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 qulckfreeze any large quanfify of food. Put no more
unfrozen food Into the freezer than will freeze
wlfhln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave
enough space for alr to clrculafe around packages. Be careful to leave enough room af the
front so the door can close flghfiy.
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 ( - 17.8%).
Storage Time
Food
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 ....................
6fol2monfhs
lamb and veal ..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4to8months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8to12months
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 klng crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey,
12 months
whole or parts ..............
Duck ..........................
6 months
Giblets ....................
2to3monfhs
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
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Storage Time
Food
DAIRY PRODUCTS
6to9monfhs
Buffer ......................
12 months
Margarlne .....................
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
3 months
farmer’s ....................
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed cottage ......
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
12 months
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12monfhs
Yolks.. .........................
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
3 months
Yeast breads and rolls ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
1 month
Unbaked breads ................
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosfed ...........
Cakes, frosted ............
8 to 12 months
12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
3 months
Cookle dough ..................
8 to 12 months
Baked cookies ............
1 to 2 months
Baked pies .................
4 to 6 months
Pie dough only .............
Based on U.S.D.A.and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electrlclfy 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.
(d) Ice bin may need to be emptied if ice has
thawed into a solid mass.
3. A full freezer will stay colder 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
E;
is poor or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose
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.
1. Turn off your ice maker.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Makesureall icecrescentsaredispensed
outof
the mechanism.
Shutofftheicemakerwatersupplyadayahead
of time. Disconnectthe water line. After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice
maker. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed
out of the mechanism.
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.
Also, remove the water supply tank behind the
meat drawer by:
1. Disconnecting water inlet and outlet tubes at
the top of the tank.
2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.
3. Draining the tank.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker. When the last load of ice
drop&turn off the ice maker. Makesure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the mechanism.
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.
Personal InJury Hazard
Do not allow children near the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open. They may
become Injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrigerator” on page 5.
Re-install the empty tank, and remember to
check for tight water connections when the refrigerator is hooked up at your new location.
Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the doors shut;
and tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When
you get to your new home, put everything back,
level the refrigerator, reconnect the water supply
and refer to page 4.
Questions?
call your
CCCL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 181.
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If you need service or assistance
We suggest you follow these steps:
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:
l Is the power
supply 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?
if there Is a raffling or jlngilng nolse or unfamillar
sounds:
l Is something
on top of 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.
If your Ice maker will not operate:
l 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?
if there is wafer In the defrost pan:
l 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.
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.
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. Dlai free from anywhere In
lhe U.S.:
I-800-25313Ol
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultant 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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3.
If you need service%.
Whirlpool has a nationwide net= work of authorized WhirlpoolSM
Sk1
01 service companies. Whirlpool
SERVlCE
service technicians are trained to
if the light does not work:
f9
fulfill the product warranty and
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or
provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere in the
circuit breaker box?
United
States.
To
locate
the authorized Whirlpool
*Is the power supply cord plugged into a live
service
company
in
your
area, call our COOLcircuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)
LINE@service assistance telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
If a bulb Is burned out:
Pages under:
l See instructions forchanging
light bulbs on page
8. Use appliance bulbs only.
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
APPLIANCES
- ,,O”SE”OLD MAJOR - REPAlRlNG
I PARTS
MAJORSERVICE L REPAIR
OR
If the motor seems to run too much:
WlSHlNG
YACHINES.
DRIERS
L IRONERS - SERVlClNG
l Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORlZEOWHlRtPOOLSERVlCE
*On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
SERVICE COMPANIES
XYZSERVICE CO
999-9999
123 MAPLE
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.
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4.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts4..
FSPis 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. FSPreplacement parts
will fit rightand 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 CCCLLINE service assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how
the problem was solved?..
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.
l Contact
MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
*When requesting assistance, 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.
l
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
RlLL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
WILL PAY FOR
FSP@replacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpoolSM service companv.
FSPreplacement parts for electronic control svstem if defective
in materials or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)
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 an authorized WhirlpoolsM
service company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. 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.
8. Repairs when refrigerator is used in otherthan 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, ftre, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during llmlted warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALLNOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this llmitation or
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 warrantv may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whirlpool
distributor or mllltary exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and
Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@service assistance telephone number,
1-500-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
Part No. 1114077Rev. 6
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
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