Whirlpool ET20NK Specifications

NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ET20NK
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator, clean it, move shelves and 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 SHELF\
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
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MODEL AND SERIAL
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UTILITY
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POWER SAVING
CONTROL LIGHT y
BUllER
COMPARTMENT
FREEZER N
CONTROL
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BASE
GRILLE
MEAT y
DRAWER
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GLASS
CRISPER COVER
CRISPERSLEVELLING
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
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ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
When you need service or call with a question,
have this information
ready:
1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from
the label located as shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book and your sales slip together
in a handy
place.
Purchase
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Company
Phone
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Contents
SAFETYFIRST
BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN
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Install Properly
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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Setting the Controls
Changing
the Control Settings
Power Saving Control
Adjusting Refrigerator Shelves
Removing and Adjusting the Freezer
Shelf .,, ..,......,
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Removing the Crispers and Cover
Moving the Meat Drawer and Cover
Changing
the Light Bulbs
Removing the Base Grille
Ice Cube Trays
Optional Ice Maker.
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
Cleaning
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Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
REFRIGERATORWARRANTY,
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Before you plug it in
Important
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
9 is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical
supply
and grounding.
(Refer to your “Electrical
Requirements
and
Grounding
Instructions?)
. IS used only for jobs expected
of home
refrigerators.
IS not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
l IS properly
maintained.
8 IS out of the weather.
. IS used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55 F (13 C].
l is not used
by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
l is not loaded
with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
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Install properly...
Remove sales labels.. .
Remove the Consumer
Buy Guide label, tape
and any inside labels
before
using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid
hand dishwashing
detergent
before removing
glue as described
in step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTIONS LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
Clean it...
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1. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm] space
on each side and
refrigerator
for ease of
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning
instructions on page 8.
at the top of the
installation,
2. If the refrigerator
is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space so the door
can be opened wider.
3. The refrigerator
back can be flush against the
wall.
Level refrigerator-freezer..
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Plug it in...
J-PRONG
TYPE WALI
FRONT ROLLER
VELLING SCREW
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REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
I-PRONG
GROUNDIHG
PLUG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
IGHT TO RAISE;
LEFl TO LOWER
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2.
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4.
5.
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Remove base grille (see page 7).
To raise front, turn screw in the direction
To lower front, turn screw in the direction
Check with level.
Replace base grille (see page 7).
shown
shown
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly
grounded
electrical
supply
is
required. It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or
pull chain. See individual electrical
requirements
and grounding
package.
instruction
sheet in your literature
Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATO
Setting the controls...
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Give the refrigerator
pletely before adding
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the
refriaerator. When the refrigerator
is plugged
in for
the f%st time...
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL TO 4
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL TO C
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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.
Refirgerator Control adjustments
range from 1 to
8. Freezer Control adjustments
range from A to D.
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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
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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
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
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door
Larae
Very
room
Refrigerator
Freezer
QUESTIONS?
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COOL-LINE ’
service
assistance
telephone
number
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To adjust a control,
reach under the cons ole
and turn the knob.
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
(page 151.
opened often
amount of food added
warm or very cold
temperatures
Power Saving Control...
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates
electric
heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
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SAVING
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1. Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
Adjusting the refrigerator
Shelves can be adjusted
your refrigerator.
shelves...
to match the way you use
To remove shelves:
1. Tilt up at front.
2. Lift up at back.
3. Pull shelf straight
out.
To replace shelves:
1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop
Lower front of shelf to level position
into slot.
Removing and adjusting the freezer shelf...
To remove the shelf:
1. Lift front slightly.
2. Lift back
3. Replace
off supports.
in reverse order.
To adjust the shelf:
1. Remove shelf.
2. Remove
3. Replace
4. Replace
supports by sliding upwards
supports on desired level.
shelf.
SHELF SUPPORT
Removing crispers and crisper cover. . .
PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LIFT THE
FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, lift front, then
slide the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in the reverse order,
To remove the cover:
1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out
with both hands.
2. ILift front of cover frame.
3. L~ttout cover frame by pulling
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace
1. Replace
up and out.
the cover:
metal cover support on wall supports
In front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back of corner into notch supports on walls of
refrigerator, then lower into place.
3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower
front
REMOVE THE
GLASS INSERT,
GLASS IS HEAVY.
BE CAREFUL.
Moving the meat drawer and cover...
PULL OUT TO THE STOP. LIFT
THE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
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To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide the meat drawer out to the stop
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2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the drawer the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up, lift it back, and pull straight
out
2. Replace
in reverse order.
Changing the light bulbs...
1. Reach behind the control console
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40.watt appliance
Removing the base grille...
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To remove the grille:
1. Open the door
2. Pull grille outwards as shown.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
grille.
to find bulbs.
bulb.
METAL CLIPS
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To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support
tabs with metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close the door.
behinc!
Ice cube trays...
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
It cubes are not used.they may shrink The mov1’19 cold air starts a slow evaporation.
The longer
c.Abes are stored, the smaller they get.
Optional
automatic ice maker...
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
* !ne dial or lever on the side of the Ice maker
changes the size ot the cubes.
* Shakethe bin occasionally
to keep cubes separ.lted,and
toobtain
Increased storage capacity
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for Ice crescents to be attached
by a
~rner
They will break apart easily
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RAISE SIGNAL
ARM TO STOP ICE
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- vOCr will hear water running when Ice maker IS
tiorking
You I heo: Ice fall lntn the b,r- Don’t ie!
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twist.
The Ice maker WIII not operate until the freezer
1s cold enough
to make ice. This can take
overnight.
* Because of new plumbing
connections,
the first
Ice may be discolored
or off-flavored.
Discard
the first few batches of ice.
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is not being made fast enough and more
(ce IS needed, turn the Refrigerator
Control totiard a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward A
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
posltion.
If cubes are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor ..like stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes in the ice bin can
nls~ become smaller by evaporation
Good water quality is important
for good ice
quality It IS not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened water supply. Water
boftener chemicals
such as salt from a malfunc+loning softener can damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is impor-ail+ that the water softener be well maintained
operr!ting
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It you have the automatic
ice maker accessory,
GI If you plan to add one luter (Part No ECKMF-83)
there are a few things you will want to know
* The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm
Down...for making Ice automatically
lip...to shut off the Ice maker.
LOWER SIGNAL
ARM TO START IT
2. Slightly
Sounds you may hear...
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Possible Sounds:
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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.
Probable
Causes:
Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator’s
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)
If your refrigerator
has an ice maker you may hear buzzing (from the
water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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.
fan motor and moving
air.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricity
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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Clean the condenser
coil regularly.
. 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
9 Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but don’t
overcrowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
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.
. 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.
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Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESSENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
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Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning chart@..
Part
What to use
How to clean
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
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Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel;mild
detergent;
appliance
wax
(or
good auto paste wax]
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water
and a mild
detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
Wash removable
parts with warm
and a mild detergent.
. Rinse and dry.
cleansers.
Rinse
Wax
twice
good
clean,
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Waxing painted
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
and dry.
painted
metal surfaces
at least
a year with appliance
wax or a
auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
soft cloth. Do not use wax on plas-
tic parts.
metal surfaces provides rust protection.
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
Wash with warm water and
- mild detergent
or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart (.95 L.] warm water).
Rinse and dry.
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Door liners and gaskets
Sponge,
soft cloth or
paper
towel,
mild
detergent, warm water.
Wash with mild
water.
Rinse and dry.
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detergent
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Dark plastics
(covers and panels)
water
Mild
detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
sponge and soft. clean
cloth.
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and
warm
bleaches
Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.
Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasoline, carbon
tetrachloride,
etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Defrost pan
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Condenser
Coil
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended
narrow
attachment.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners
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Remove base grille. (See page 7 .]
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator
back.
Check to see if the refrigerator
IS level.
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Food storage guide
STORING
FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in origlnal 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 Poultry...Wrap
in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
ihere is a right way to package
and store
refrigerated
or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
leafy Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim ortear 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
:n crisper, plastic bags or plastic container
Fruit...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
In
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries IF
their store container
in a crisper, or store In a
ioosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator
shelf
Meat!..Meat
is perishable
and expensive.
you
won’twantto
wasteanounceof
itthrough careless
handling.
The following
list and chart give you
packaging
hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat drawer.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresn meat IrT
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat car?
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken If you want to keep it frozen longer YOL
should wrap it with special
freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remave the
market wrapping
paperand
re-wrap in aluminums
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meal with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil Store immediately
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
Approximate Time
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Ways)
Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lto2
Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5fo7
Cold Cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5
‘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 or use the Utiltty Bin that came with your
refngerator
Milk...Wipe milk cartons For best storage, place
-filk on interior shelf
Bevemges...Wlpe
bottles and cans Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter...Keep
opened butter In covered dish or
n the Butter Compartment
When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze
Cheese...Store
tn the original
wrapping
until
YOU are ready to use it Once opened.
re-wrap
:Ightly In plastic wrap or aluminum foil
Condiments...Store
small Jars and bottles
icatsup, mustard, jelly, olives] on the door shelves
adhere they are in easy reach
Lefiovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic ‘wrap or
3uminum
foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
IIds are fine, too.
FREEZING & STORING
FROZEN FOODS
The freezer
commercially
at home.
section is designed
for storage of
frozen foods and for freezing foods
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
tightfitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made from
NOTE: Heata Saran film) are recommended.
sealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves or as carton liners.
Sealing-When
sealing foods in bags squeeze
out the air [liquids need headspace
to allow for
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
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without tight lids
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freezer wrap
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wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
cause food odor and taste transier and drying of frozen food.
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expansron). 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-tight wrapping
calls for”drugstore”
wrap 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 alr
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package
and tape
closed. NOTE: With unboned meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stockinette
tect the wrap from punctures.
Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free
fruifs.
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 IOSe food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, tram, 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.
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Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze
lettuce,
celery,
carrot
sticks
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse
when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food -Prepare cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional
cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating
time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid
dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers
with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
In the baking container. If you don’t want to leave
your casserole
dish In the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package,
bag it
and return to freezer.
Freezing Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped
individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings
are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
cyraps 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
zookies 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
Ireezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
‘dents In top crusts when ready to bake.
IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze any large quantity of food. Put no more
unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze
within 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave
enough space for air to circulate around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times’ will vary according to the qualIW of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperature which should be 0°F ( -17.8”C).
Food
Storage lime
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ..... 12 months
Citrus fruit and juices ......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8 to 12 months
YEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen ..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Saitlng meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .....................
1 month
Ground beef, iamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to 12 months
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 fo 3 months
Mackerel, perch ...........
2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased)
......
3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
10 months
Shrimp, uncooked
............
12 months
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey,
whole or parts ..............
12 months
Duck ..........................
6 months
Giblets ....................
2to3months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
Sifces (no gravy) ................
1 month
HAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole .......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners .................
3 to 6 months
Food
Storage Tfme
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6toOmonths
Margarine .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzarella,
farmer% ....................
3months
Creamed cottage ......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
12 months
[Add sugar or salt to yolks opwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and roils ..........
3 months
8akqd Brown ‘N Serve roils ......
3 months
Unbaked breads ................
1 month
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes,unfrosted
...........
2to4months
Cakes,frosted
............
8tol2months
Fruit cakes ....................
12 months
Cookle dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pfe dough only .............
4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electricity goes off
C:all the power company.
will be off
1. If service
Ask how long power
is to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
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. f-t.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.
3 . A full freezer will stay cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may
be safely refrozen, although the quality and
flavor may be affected.
Use refrozen foods
quickly. If the condition of the food is poor or 1
If you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
2 . If servlce
Vacation
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator
If you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables:
freeze other items. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line.
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything
that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everything
back, and
refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply line if you have an ice maker.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator
is equipped
with an
automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors...keeping
them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from buildrng up.
To restart
erator:’
‘4
refrigerator,
see “Using
Your Refrig
Questions?
call your
COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
I+
2. If you need assistance?.
efore calling for assistance...
j :-formonce
problems
oflen result from lIttIe things
.c .A XI~ find and fox yourself wlthout tools of any kind
Call Whirlpool
phone number.
rf your refrigerator
will not operate:
5 I ;he electnc
cord p#ugged
Into c live circuit with
; roper voltage?
(See page 4 )
F ‘*“de bou checked
your home’s main fuses or Circuit
: ,reoker box?
3 il tne Refrigerator
Cop:r:sl Ol\r?
-1 There is a rattling
or jingling
noise or unfamiliar
sounds:
7 1: somethIng on top or :;ehlnd the refrlgeratol
maklng
“:lle
‘when the refrigerator
IS running’
* hit?,w features
on Yoc!~ new refrigerator
make new
s,ounas You may be hearing air flowing from the fans.
timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle, or defrost water
3rainlng
In the defrost pan
4 your ice maker will not operate:
7 tias the freezer PIad enough time to get cold7 With CI
rew refrigerator,
this might take overnight
” ! ; *he signal arm ON in the down position?
- “he water valve turnea on7 Is water getting to the ICE
r.73 Ker7
f there is water in the defrost pan:
* 1% IS normal in hot. muggy weather
The pan con
IS level
so
even be half full Make sure the refrigerator
t?e
pan does not overblow
light bulbs
0” page
3.
If you need service‘;‘...
amz/
Whirlpool
has a nationwlde
01 - of franchised
m,ikl
TECH-CARE’
pd
companies.
TECH-CARE
network
service
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
TEC-U-CARE
FRAncHl~~DSERVICEproduct warranty
and provide afterwarranty
service, anywhere
in the United States. To IOtote TECH-CARE service in Your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
vr look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
8 REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCESMAJOR - REPAlRlNG
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WASHING
MACHINES,
DRYERS
8 IRONERS
SERVICING
!r,ilRLPOOL
APPLIANCES
FAANCH SEDTECH-CAFESEWCE
if the light does not work:
0 Fave you checked
your home’s maln
fuses or clrcult
tjreo ker box?
* i; the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit
,with the proper voltage7
[See page 4.)
Et a bulb is burned out:
* i-e irlstructions
for chnng!ng
;P ,~~plionce
bulbs ;,nlv
COOL-LINE” service assistance
teleDial tree from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
crud talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The ConsLItants can instruct You In how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if service is necessary. recommend
a qualified
service company
in your
u!ea
4. If you have a problem?..
7
9 the motor seems to run too much:
3 Ine condenser
free st dust and lint7
1 L :r- ?ot days. or if the ro?m IS warm, the motor naturally
i I-~s longer
j ‘Vi9 door has been opened a lot or if a large amount
..I ‘ooa nas been put in the motor will run ionger to
;::,I down the interlo:
Remember:
Motor rurlr:lng rime depends
on different
“:n:;s
number
of door openings
amount
of food
r:,red !empercture
of ttle room setting of the controls
‘7 L,: t:e:v refrigerator
TQV be larger than your old
x
II has more
space to be cooled
It also has a
c- _ 3; freezer instead of a frozen food compartment
.j y~~lx means better refrigerotlon
and may require
i -: ‘Lr riing time than vour old one
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
‘,umber [see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consullants or if You prefer, write to,
Mr. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP
replacement parts?..
FSP IS a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporaton 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
5tep 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 2.
*.f You must call or write, please
provide:
model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond to Your request for
-Jssistance
15
e
WHIRLPOOL“
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
1
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RF001
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
ports and repair loborto
correct defects
in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a
franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for electronic
control system if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
[Electronic
models onlvl
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials
or workmanship
in the sealed refrigeration
system.
These parts are
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting
tubing
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” servtce
company.
I
WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing
4. Replace
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when refrigerator
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator
caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved
by Whirlpool
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
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 franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Whirl,001
*
Part No. 1116244 Rev. A
c 1988 Whirlpool
Corporation
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