A Note To You 2 Important Safety Instructions 3 Parts And Features 4 Before Using Your Refrigerator 6 Using Your Refrigerator 8 Caring For Your Refrigerator 17 Food Storage Guide 20 If You Need Assistance Or Service 22 Warranty 24 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions 16’ TO 18’ NO-FROST TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATOR or comments. A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we 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. Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. This symbol will help you avoid actions which could cause product damage (scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your personal property. number, l-800-253-1 301, 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 our Consumer Assistance Center. 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 2 Date Important l l Safety Instructions 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. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents. - SAVE Help THESE Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator. l 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. l INSTRUCTIONS - us help 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 55°F (13°C). 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. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet.) 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. 3 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. The model you have purchased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual covers several models. Control panel (all models) R 6541 REFRIGERATOR RECDMMENDEO wmhtmSErnNG I COOLER Refrigerator control huow 24 rmuRs BETvEm ruu- REWWENDEED FREEZER w*IRMw4 s- 641 COOLER 5R I Freezer control Style 1 Ice cube trays and shelf - I- Easy-clean ;::;A Control panel ’ I Model and serial number label / (on side wall) Crisper Cover - Crispers -L \ (behind 4 base grille) Style 2 Snap on shelf trim Ice cube trays Freezer shelf Easy-clean freezer bottom. Control panel ti Model and serial number / label (on side wall) Crisper / /Utility I - Meat drawer - Slide out wire shelves bin / / cover. \ Crispers Utility compartment , . I Snau on shelf’trim Base grille Leveling rollers (behind base grille) \ Style 3 / Ice cube trays and shelf Easy-clean freezer bottom Control - - panel - T Snap on shelf trim . \ Utility compartment Model and serial number _ label (on side wall) 1. I Ill I w Slide out wire ;;;;I ._ Trivet cover 1 shelf trim \ Wire trivet \ \ \ \ gJ/ I! I1111 \ Base grille Leveling rollers (behind base grille) 5 Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Cleaning your refrigerator . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. 6 Installing Plugging it in . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 6 Leveling it properly .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 7 it .. . .. .. ..*.................................. 7 It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it and level it. Cleaning Removing your packaging refrigerator 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 *Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. Plugging NOTE: Do not remove any permanent . . .. r. . rnstructron labels rnslae your rerngeraror. uo 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 17-18. it in Recommended Grounding Method A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord. See Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package. Z&prong grounding type wall receptacle Refrigerator power cord grounding Plug Installing it properly 1. Allow l/z inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the hinge side of 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 can be flush against the back wall. Leveling it Right to raise; left to 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 15.) 2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise. 3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise. 4. Check with level. 5. Replace base grille. (See page 15.) Use a screwdriver to adjust screw 7 Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Setting the controls Changing the control Page Page .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . 8 settings .. .. . .. .. . . g Removing the drop in door trim pieces ,............,........~........................... 9 Adjusting the freezer shelf . .. . .. . .. .. .. . 12 Using the ice cube trays .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 13 Using the optional automatic ice maker . . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 13 Removing the snap on door trim .. . . 10 Removing the base grille . . .. .. . .. .. .. . . .. 15 Adjusting the refrigerator Changing the light bulbs . . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. 15 shelves .. 16 Removing the meat drawer and cover .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. ..~............. 11 Understanding the sounds you may hear . . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. 16 Removing the crispers and crisper cover . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. ....*.. 11 Saving energy . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 16 Adjusting the crisper Reversing the door swing . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 16 cover track . .. 12 To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. Setting the controls Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time: 1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3 (Recommended Setting). Refrigerator Control settings range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest). 2. Set the Freezer Control to 3 (Recommended Setting). Freezer Control settings range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest). 3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This may take several hours. The settings indicated above should be correct for normal, household refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm. If you need to adjust these settings, see “Changing the control settings” on page 9. 8 Changing the control settings If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. If you have questions, call our Consumer Assistance Center number, 1-800-253-l 301. CONDITION: Refrigerator section too warm l l l l l Refrigerator section too cold Ice not made fast enough Both sections too warm l l l l l l Removing l l Adjust the Refrigerator Control first. Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed. RECOMMENDED CONTROL SElTINGS: Freezer Refrigerator REASON: l Freezer section too warm l Door opened often Large amount of food added Room temperature too warm Door opened often Large amount of food added Very cold room temperature (can’t cycle often enough) Controls not set correctly for your conditions li ,, Heavy ice usage Very cold room temperature (can’t cycle often enough) Door opened often Large amount of food added Very warm or very cold room temperatures the drop in door To remove the trim piece: 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Pull straight up on the trim piece at each end. To replace the trim piece: 1. Locate each end of the trim piece above the trim pocket opening. 2. Push the trim piece straight down until it stops. 3. Replace items on the shelf. trim pieces !Q Removing the snap on door trim To remove the trim piece: 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Pull out on the inside tab at each end of the trim piece. 3. Lift trim piece straight out. To replace the trim piece: 1. Line up ends of the trim piece with the button on the door liner wall. 2. Push trim piece straight back until it snaps securely into place. 3. Replace items on the shelf. Adjusting the refrigerator Adjust refrigerator shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove the shelves: 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. 3. Lift the front slightly. 4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way. To replace the shelves: 1. Fit back of shelf on top of guide with wire stops on the bottom of the guide. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide shelf in until it clears all stops. 10 shelves Removing the meat drawer and cover Remove the meat drawer and cover for easier cleaning. To remove the meat 1. Slide meat drawer 2. Lift the front of the 3. Slide meat drawer 4. Replace in reverse drawer: out to the stop. meat drawer. out the rest of the way. order. To remove the cover: 1. Remove meat drawer. 2. Push cover back to release the rear of the cover from the shelf. 3. Tilt cover up at the front. 4. Pull cover forward and out. Remove meat drawer before cover. To replace the cover: 1. Fit notches and rear edge of cover over rear and center crossbars on the shelf. 2. Lower cover into place. 3. Replace the meat drawer. Removing the crispers and crisper For your convenience, one crisper is slightly larger than the other. This allows you to store celery and other longer items in a crisper. Pull out to the stop, lift the front and pull again. To remove the crispers: 1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Push up the cover insert from the bottom, then slide out with both hands. 2. Lift front of cover frame. 3. Lift cover frame up and out. To replace the cover: 1. Fit back of cover frame into notch supports on back wall of refrigerator, then lower the front into place. 2. Slide back of cover insert into place, then lower the front. cover Remove the cover insert. Lift the cover front, then the back. NOTE: If cover insert is glass, handle it with care. It could be heavy. 11 Adjusting the crisper cover Because your crispers are different sizes, your crisper cover has an adjustable center track so you can switch positions of the crispers. You can adjust the center track with the cover in the refrigerator by removing the crispers and the cover insert. To remove the center track: 1. Push up the cover insert from the bottom, then slide out with both hands. 2. Gently pull up on front end of track. 3. Pull rear end of track out of opening in cover. To replace the center track: I. Insert rear end of track (with hole) into opening in cover. 2. Lower front end of track into slot. 3. Make sure rear end of track has snapped into place on under side of cover. Adjusting the freezer Adjust the freezer shelf to match the way you use your freezer. To remove the shelf: 1. Lift entire shelf slightly. 2. Move shelf all the way to one side. 3. Tilt other side up and out of shelf support cups. 4. Pull shelf up and out. To replace the shelf: 1. Tilt the shelf and insert into freezer compartment. 2. Insert one end of the shelf all the way into the center of the shelf support cups. 3. Lower other end of shelf and insert into the shelf support cups. 4. Lower shelf into place. NOTE: The shelf should lower slightly and lock into place. If the shelf does not appear sturdy, make sure both ends of the shelf are inserted into the shelf support cups. 12 shelf track Using the ice cube trays If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer you store cubes, the smaller they get. To remove ice: 1. Hold tray at both ends. 2. Twist slightly. Using the optional au If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (contact the dealer for ice maker kit number), here are a few things you will want to know. l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. DOWN to make ice automatically UP to shut off the ice maker IMPORTANT: Do not turn on the ice maker until it is connected to the water supply. Instructions for ice maker water supply hookup are attached to the back of the refrigerator cabinet. l The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker changes the size of the cubes. l You may hear water running when the ice maker is working. You’ll hear ice falling into the bin. Don’t let these sounds bother you. l If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to shut off the ice maker. When you replace the bin, push it in all the way and lower the ice maker signal arm to the ON position. l Good water quality is important for good ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice maker 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, make sure the water softener is operating properly and well maintained. to Imatic ice maker UP to stop ice maker. DOWN to start ice maker. 13 Common PROBLEM Ice crescents attached at corners Ice maker won’t make ice Off-taste or odor in ice ice maker CAUSE l This is normal SOLUTION l l l l l l ON/OFF lever in the OFF (up) position Freezer not cold enough Ice attracts airborne odors; old ice Poor water quality l l l l l Foods not properly wrapped Ice bin and freezer need cleaning Plumbing to ice maker l l New ice maker l l l 14 problems l l They break apart easily. Shake ice bin occasionally separated. to keep cubes Move ON/OFF lever to the ON (down) position. Ice maker will not operate until freezer is cold enough to make ice. This could take overnight. Dump old ice and make a new supply. Store excess ice in a covered container. Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may require a filter. Try to avoid softened water supplies. Wrap food properly. See pages 20 and 21. Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart on page 17. Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice maker water supply hookup. (See back of refrigerator cabinet.) Try to avoid softened water supply. First few batches of ice from a new ice maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make a new supply. Removing the base grille To remove the base grille: 1. Open the refrigerator door. 2. Grasp the grille with both hands. 3. Push down on the top edge of the grille to release the top clips. 4. Roll the grille toward you to release the top clips. 5. Pull grille away from the refrigerator. Condenser coils NOTE: Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened behind the grille. To replace the base grille: 1. Line up the edges of the grille with the outside edges of the cabinet. 2. Roll the grille toward you. 3. Place the lower clips in the openings in the metal panel. 4. Roll the grille toward the cabinet until the top clips snap into place. 5. Close the refrigerator door. See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and condenser coils on page 18. Changing the light bulbs Electrical Shock Hazard Before removing a light bulb or removing a light shield for cleaning, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to it at the main power supply. Failure to do so could result in electrical ~ shock. To change refrigerator light: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply. 2. Reach behind Control Panel to remove bulb. 3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply. NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with one of the same size and shape. Ciips 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 hear sounds 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. l 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 the door l l l swing The doors on your refrigerator are reversible. If you need to reverse the door swing, refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. 16 may 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. Running 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. Reversing Water 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 you 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. Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleaning your refrigerator Vacation and moving Page Page . .. . .. .. . .. .. . . 17 Power interruptions . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. . . 19 care . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 18 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 tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage. Cleaning your refrigerator Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. However, clean both about once a month to help prevent odors from building up. Wipe up spills right away. To clean your refrigerator, 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) Inside walls (allow freezer to warm up so cloth won’t stick) Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel with baking soda or mild detergent and warm water Personal Injury Hazard Refrigeration system tubes are near the defrost pan and can become hot. Remove and install defrost pan carefully. Failure to do so could result in personal HOW TO CLEAN l l l l l l Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Rinse and dry thoroughly. 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. Wash with mixture of warm water and - mild detergent, or - baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly. 17 PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Door liners and gaskets Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic parts. Plastic parts (covers and panels) Soft, clean sponge or soft, clean cloth with mild detergent and warm water Defrost pan Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water l 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. l l l l l Condenser coils Vacuum cleaner with extended narrow attachment l l l Floor under refrigerator Vacation Short Floor cleaners and moving Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Remove base grille. (See page 15.) Reach into small opening at right edge and remove the defrost pan. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Replace defrost pan. Make sure to push it completely into the opening. Replace base grille. Remove base grille. Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every other month. Replace base grille. . Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water supply line allows. l Clean floor. l Roll refrigerator back into place. *Check to see if the refrigerator is level. care vacations No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks. 1. Use up any perishables. 2. Freeze other items. 3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: l Raise signal arm to the OFF (up) position. l Shut off water supply to the ice maker. l Empty the ice bin. 18 Long vacations If you will be gone a month or more: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: .Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. l When the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism. 3. Unplug the refrigerator. 4. Clean it, rinse well and dry. 5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from building up. 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. Moving When you are moving the refrigerator to a new home: 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: .Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. l Disconnect the water line. l After the last load of ice drops, lift the signal arm to the OFF (up) position. 2. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 3. Pack all frozen food in dry ice. 4. Unplug the refrigerator. 5. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry. 6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle. 7. Screw in the leveling rollers. 8. Tape the doors shut and tape the power supply cord to the cabinet. When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to page 5. Also, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect the water supply line. To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrigerator” on page 8. Power interruptions If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off. 1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This helps foods stay frozen. 2. If service will 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 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. OR (c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once. 3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a partly filled one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food contains ice crys tals, 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. Questions 1 Call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301. 19 Food Storage Guide 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 Cheese Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material. This prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to ensure freshness. Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Leafy Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used. 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. Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers) Leftovers Meat Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for storage times. Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container. TYPE 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 original container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf. Qw Store without washing in the original carton on interior shelf. Milk 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. 20 APPROXIMATE (DAYS)* TIME 1 Chicken 1 to2 Ground beef 1 to2 Steaks and roasts 3 to 5 Cured meats 7to10 Bacon 5 to 7 I Cold cuts 3 to 5 I Variety meats 1 to2 I *When storing meat longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezing. NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased. I Storing frozen 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 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. 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 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. Storage times will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage temperature, which should be 0°F (-17.8”C). 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 *Containers without tight lids l Waxed paper l Waxed-coated freezer wrap *Thin, semi-permeable wrap The use of these wrappings could cause food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food. 21 If You Need Assistance Service Or Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read .” below before calling for service on your through “1. Before calling for assistance appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance ... Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers Please read throuah this and see if it can solve vour oroblem. run into with their appliances. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Your refrigerator will not operate Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped? Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position? The lights do not work Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped? Is a bulb burned out? The ice maker does not work Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for the freezer to reach the proper temperature. Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 13.) Is the water valve turned on? Does the water line have a clog or leak? You hear unfamiliar sounds or a rattling/ jingling noise Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator? Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding may hear” on page 16. the sounds you There is water in the defrost pan This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan does not overflow. The motor seems to run too much Are the condenser coils dirty? Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things happen Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to keep the unit cool. 22 2. If you need assistance* ... 4. If you need ment parts* Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone nuniber. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: 1-800-253-l 301 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. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 N State Route 63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 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 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 Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . l 3. If you need service* ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpool@ service companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: *APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE 8 REPAIR -See: Whirlpool Applmces or Authmzed WhIrlpool Seruce (Example- XYZ Service Co ) * WASHING DRYERS, MACHINES 8 SERVICE 8 REPAIR FSP@ replace... l l with 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. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. See. Whirlpool Appliances or Authorwed WhIrlpool Serme (Example XYZ Serwe Co ) *When asking for help or 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. 23 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 Whirloool service companv. FULL FIVE-Y EAR 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: 4. Drier 1. Compressor 5. Connecting tubing 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser 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 your refrigerator. 2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. 4. Replace light bulbs. B. Repairs when your refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your 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. 5/93 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation 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 warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. Pnnted on recycled paper10% post-consumer waste 50% recovered mater,als PART NO. 2175930 0 1994 WhIrlpool Corporation @ Registered Trademark of WhIrlpool. U SA Pnnled ,n U.S A.