Whirlpool ET18NKXDG01 Specifications

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
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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
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Date
Important
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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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
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us help you
Please:
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Install and level the refrigerator on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
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Do not install the refrigerator near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
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Do not use the refrigerator in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
55°F (13°C).
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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.)
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Do not load the refrigerator with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
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Use the refrigerator only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. 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)
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Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
Page
Cleaning
your refrigerator
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Installing
Plugging
it in . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 6
Leveling
it properly
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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
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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
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Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Setting the controls
Changing
the control
Page
Page
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settings
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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.
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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 as a guide. If you have
questions, call our Consumer Assistance
Center number, 1-800-253-l 301.
CONDITION:
Refrigerator
section too warm
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Refrigerator
section too cold
Ice not made
fast enough
Both sections
too warm
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Removing
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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 SElTINGS:
Freezer
Refrigerator
REASON:
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Freezer
section too warm
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Common
PROBLEM
Ice crescents
attached at
corners
Ice maker
won’t
make ice
Off-taste or
odor in ice
ice maker
CAUSE
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SOLUTION
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ON/OFF lever in the
OFF (up) position
Freezer not cold
enough
Ice attracts airborne
odors; old ice
Poor water quality
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Foods not properly
wrapped
Ice bin and freezer
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice maker
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New ice maker
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problems
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Power interruptions
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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WHIRLPOOL@
Refrigerator Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized 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.
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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.
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