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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
AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKER
REFRIGERAT
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
ADJUSTABLE
POWER SAVING
CONTROL
LEVELLING LEG
AND ROLLER
Thank you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please
complete
and mail the Owner
RegistraThen complete
the form below. Have this information
ready
tion Card provided
with this product.
if you need
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service
or call with a question,
Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate
(see diagram
above]
and purchase
date
from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
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Date
Company
Phone
Number
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SAFETYFIRST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety instructions . . . . . . . . 3
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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
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Remove Sales Labels.. . .
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Clean it . . . . . . . . .
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Plug It In
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Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . . . . .
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.. . . . . . .
Setting the Controls. . . . . . . . . . .
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Changing the Control Settings . . . . . . .
Power Saving Control . . . .
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Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . .
Removing Crisper and Crisper
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Changing the Light Bulb .............
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Reversing the Door Swing ...........
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Ice Cube Trays ......................
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Automatic Ice Maker ................
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Sounds You May Hear ...............
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Energy Saving Tips ..................
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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......
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Cleaning Chart .....................
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FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................
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Storing Fresh Food ..................
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Storing Frozen Food .................
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VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. 15
WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR
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Important Safety Instructions
You are personally responsible for making sure
that your refrigerator...
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and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight,and in an area suitable for its size and
use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with
the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer
to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructionsl’)
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is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source.
is properly maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in an area where the room temperature
will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
is not used by anyone unable to operate it
properly
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
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Before using your
refrigerator
4. Install properly...
1. Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape
and any lnslde labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remaining glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described in
step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or tlammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachlorlde,
etc. These can damage the
materlal.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the tront.
2. Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator before
instructions on page 8.
using it. See
3. Plug- it in...
J-PRONG GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
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1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm] between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) betweenthe refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm] on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
Level refrigerator-freezer.. .
REFRIGERATOR
POWER CORD
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
PLUG
LEVELLING LEG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned ofl with a switch or
pull chain. See individual electrical requirements
and grounding instruction sheet in your literature
package.
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This refrigerator has 2 threaded levelling legs that
are shipped in a separate package.
1. Screw these legs all the way into bolt holes at
the bottom corners of refrigerator. Roll refrigerator into place.
2. Lower legs just enough to lift rollers off floor.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
- To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
- To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
5. Check with level.
Using your refrigerator
REFRIGERATOR CONTROL
POWER SAVING CONTROL
LIGHT SWITCH
FREEZER CONTROL
Setting the controls...
Give the refrigerator
pletely before adding
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for
the first time...
1.
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
should be about right for normal household refrigerator usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
you like and when ice cream is
Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to B.
Changing the control settings...
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If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
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Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONDITIOi’k
REASON:
CONTROL
SETTINGS:
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Very cold room temperature
QUESTIONS?
...call your
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 15).
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Refrigerator
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Section is
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Power Saving Control...
The Power Saving Control on the Control Console operates electric heaters around the door
openings. These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
1. Use the “CONSUMES LESSENERGY”setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE”setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
The indicator light will glow when the switch is in
the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE” position,
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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
To remove the shelves:
1. First, remove food from shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the way out.
To replace
GUIDE
SHELF
the shelves:
1. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stops
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears guide stops.
PULL OUT TO THE STOP.
LIFT THE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN.
GUIDE
To remove ihe crisper:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide the rest of the way out.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove the cover:
1. Lift front, then lift back.
2. Pull up and out.
To replace lhe cover:
1. Fit notches on back of cover into back nubs on
wall of refrigerator.
2. Lower front into place.
Changing the light bulb...
1. Reach behind the control console to find bulb
2. Remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Reversing the door swing...
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator
so the doors open the other way. You will need a
#20 Torx head screwdriver. Refer to the instruction
sheet included with your refrigerator.
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Ice cube trays...
To remove ice:
(Model ETl4JK Only)
If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Automatic ice maker.. .
If you have the automatic ice maker accessory,
or if you plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-86).
there are a few things you will want to know:
LOWER
SIGNAL
ARM TO
START IT
The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Down...for making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
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The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size of the cubes.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.
It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
You will hear water running when ice maker is
working. You’ll hear ice fall into the bin. Don’t let
these sounds bother you.
The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
is cold enough to make ice. This can take
overnight.
Because of new plumbing connections, the first
ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard
the first few batches of ice.
If ice is not being made fast enough and more
ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control toward a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn the Freezer Control toward A.
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the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
It cubes are stored too long, they may CkVelOP
an off-flavor...like stale water, Throw them away.
They will be replaced. Cubes in the ice bin can
also become smaller by evaporation.
Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. It is not recommended that the ice maker
be connected to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals such as salt from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained
and operating properly.
Sounds you may hear...
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them.
Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Possible Sounds:
Probable
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Slight Hum, Soft HISS:
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air.
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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.
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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:
- trlckllng 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.
Runnlng Sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor. It will run
longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
l Check
door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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the condenser coil regularly.
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the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need betore 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.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
over crowd 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.
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. It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator
and freezer tu temperatures colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s
cold enough.
Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESSENERGYunless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, turnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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parts by hand with
Sponge or cloth; mild
warm water and a mild detergent.
detergent
and warm
water.
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with warm water and a mild
Sponge, cloth or paper
detergent. Do not use abraslve or harsh
towel; mild detergent;
cleansers.
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax).
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metal surfaces at least
twice a year with appliance wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plastic parts.
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with
warm
water
and
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
- mild detergent or
soda, warm water, mild
- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to
detergent.
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).
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mild detergent and warm
Spbnbe. soft cloth or
water.
paper
towel;
mild
detergent, warm water.
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detergents, bleaches
or
cleansers
petroleum
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Mild detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents llke acetone, gasoline, carbon
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out away from wall
detergent and warm
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water.
and mild detergent. Do not
remove detrost pan to clean.
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with brush attachment.
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coils behind the refrigerator at
least once every other month.
Leave an inch (2.54 cm] between
wall and condenser coils on back
of the refrigerator.
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supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roll refrigerator back.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Food storage guide
There is a right way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher,
longer, take the time to study these recommended
steps.
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
Leafy 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. Cold, moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers]...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Frult...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
STORAGE
CHARTFORFRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
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‘If meat Is to be stored longer than the times glven,
follow the dlrectlons for freezlna.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Meat*...Meat is perishable and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling. The following list and chart give you
packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
thestore wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
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Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the egg nest in the door.
Milk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or
in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in original wrapping until you
are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condiments...Store small jars and bottles (catsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on door shelves where
they are easy to reach.
Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
The freezer
commercially
home.
section is designed
for storage of
frozen food and for freezing food at
Packaging
-The secret of successful freezing is
in the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
vapor in or out. Packaging
done in any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic) containers with tight
fitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
paper
and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film] are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed
boiling
bags are easy to use and can be
used by themselves
or as carton
liners.
Sealing
- When sealing food in bags, squeeze
out the air [liquids need headspace
to allow for
DO NOT USE:
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l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed
paper
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freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
cause food odor and taste tfunsfer and drying of frozen food.
expansion].
Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten
tie securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the
label inside transparent
bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque ones.
Air-tight wrapping
calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air.
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
fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts (liters] at a time and drain. Fruit that stands in
water may lose food value and become
soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed
containers or other
recommended
material.
Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
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Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh
quality 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 me meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages. Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped individually or in layers separated by a dr%ble thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are moisture and
vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of me
wraps recommended under “Packaging:
Freezing Baked Goods-Wrap baked breads in
recommended
material. Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing, Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid, Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT:
Do not expect
your freezer
to quickfreeze
any large
quantity
of food.
Put no more
unfrozen
food
into the freezer
than will freeze
within
24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds
of
food
per cubic
foot of freezer
space.)
leave
enough
space
for air to circulate
around
packages.
Be careful
to leave
enough
room at the
front so the door can close tightly.
FOOD STORAGECHART
Storage times* will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperature which should be 0°F ( P17.8°C).
Food
Storage lime
FRUfTS
Fruit juice concentrate
........
12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit ..... 12 months
Citrus fruit and juices ......
4 to 6 months
Others ....................
8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen ..........
8 months
Home frozen ..............
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
4 weeks or less
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters .....................
1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef ....................
6 to 12 months
lamb and veal ..........
6 to 9 months
Pork .....................
4to8months
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef ....................
8to12
months
lamb,
veal,
pork
.........
3 to 4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
sole .........................
6monfhs
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ...........
2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased).
..... 3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops .......
3 to 4 months
Alaskan king crab ............
IO months
Shrimp, uncooked
12 months
............
POULTRY
Chicken or turkey,
whole or parts ..............
12 months
Duck ..........................
6months
Giblets ....................
2to3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
6 months
Slices (no gravy) ................
1 month
MAiN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole .......
2 to 3 months
TV dinners .................
3to6nionths
Food
Storage Time
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter ......................
6to9months
Margarine .....................
12 months
Cheese:
Camembert, Mozzareiia,
farmer’s ....................
3 months
Creamed cottage ......
DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swiss, brick, etc. ........
6 to 8 weeks
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
Whole (mixed) .................
12 months
Whites .........................
12 months
Yolks.. .........................
12months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks orwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and roils ..........
3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve roils ......
3 months
Unbaked breads ................
1 month
Quick breads ..............
2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted ...........
2 to 4 months
Cakes, frosted ............
8 to 12 months
Fruit cakes ....................
12 months
Cookle dough ..................
3 months
Baked cookies ............
8 to 12 months
Baked pies .................
1 to 2 months
Pie dough only .............
4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.D.A.and Michigan Cooperative
Extension Service suggested storage times.
If electricity
goes
off
Call the power company.
Ask how long powe
will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or les!
keep both doors closed.
This will help froze1
foods to stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 2d
hours:
(a] Remove all frozen food and store in (
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer fo
every cu. ft of freezer space. This will keel
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves tc
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice i
available,
use or can perishable
food a
once
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than c
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer full of bakea
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 01
if YOU feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
13
Vacation
and
a
Moving 1
A
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 levellina 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 farenough for air
to get In. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
To restart refrigerator,
erator:’
14
see “Using Your Refrig-
Questions?
...call your
CCCL-LINE@
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need assistance%.
Performance
problems
often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
Call Whlrlpool
phone number.
If your refrigerator
will not opemte:
l Is the electric
cord plugged
into a live circuit with
proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
l Is the Refrigerator
Control ON?
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultants can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, If service is necessary, recommend
a qualified
service company
in Your
area.
If there Is a mttllng
or jlngllng
nolse or unfamlllar
sounds:
l Is something
on top or behind the refrigerator
making
noise when the refrigerator
is running?
l New
features
on Your new refrigerator
make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
timer clicks for the defrosting
cycle. or defrost water
draining
in the defrost pan.
If your Ice maker will not operate:
Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator,
this might take overnight.
l Is the signal
arm ON...in the down position?
l Is the water
valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
ma ket?
l
l-800-253-1301
3.
If a bulb Is burned out:
l See instructions
for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
light bulbs
on page
6.
If the motor seems to run too much:
l Is the condenser
free of dust and lint?
l On hot days, or if the room is warm,
the motor naturally
runs longer.
l If the door
has been opened a lot, or if a large amount
of food has been put in, the motor will run longer to
cool down the interior.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different
things; number
of door openings,
amount
of food
stored; temperature
of the room, setting of the controls.
Your new refrigerator
may be larger than your old
one so it has more space to be cooled.
It also has a
regular freezer instead of a frozen food compartment.
All this means better refrigeration
and may require
more running time than your old one.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE@ service
companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained to fulfill the
product warrantv
and provide afterwarrantY service, anywhere
in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2)
or look in Your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCESND”SEHDLDYWDR-SERvlCE
ELECTRCAL
APPLIANCES
YAJOR - REP&MING L PARTS
a REPAIR
OR
If there Is water In the defrost pan:
l This is normal
in hot, muggy weather. The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator
is level so
the pan does not overflow.
If the light does not work:
. Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker
box?
. Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit
with the proper voltage?
(See page 4.)
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
teleDlal free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCnlSEOTECH-CARESERVICE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANC"lSEOTECH.GARESERVlCE
SER”ICE
XVZSERVICECO
123 MAPLE
SERYKE
XVZSERVICECO
123MAPLE
COMPANIES
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COMPANIES
W-9999
OR
WASNINO YAC”l”ES.
DHVERS
L IRONERS-SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARE SERVICE
SERWCE
YVZSERWCECO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
5399999
4. If you have a problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our COnSUltants, or if You prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool
Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts%.
FSP@is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your
Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts will fit
right and work 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
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 2.
*If
you must call or write, please
provide:
model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description
of the problem.
This information
is
needed
in order to better respond to Your request for
assistance.
WHIRLPOOI.i= REF’RIGERATOR
r
WARRANTY
LEHWH CF WARRAHW
RFOOl
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
Wl.l ONE-YEAR WARRANIY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement parts and repalr labor to correct defects
In materlals or workmanshlo. Servlce must be Drovlded bv a
franchised TECH-CARE@se&Ice company
LlMlTED FIVE-YEAR WARRAm
From Date of Purchase
FSPreplacement parts for electronic control system If defective
in materlals or workmanshla fElectronic models 0nlv.l
Rlt.l FIVE-YEAR WARRAHTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPreplacement parts and repalr laborto correct defects In
materials or workmanshlp In the sealed refrlgemtlon system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tublng
Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE@servlce
company.
WHtRLPOOl WILL HOT PAY K)R
A. Sewlce calls to:
1. Correct the lnstallatlon of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrlgemtor.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wlrlng or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
1. Repalrs when refrigerator Is used In otherthan normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and dellvery. Thls product Is deslgned 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 Whlrlpool.
E. Any labor costs durlng llmlted warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product fallure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or llmltatlon of lncldental or consequentlal damages so thls llmitatlon or exclusion
may not apply to you. Thls warranty gives you speclflc legal rlghts, and you may also have other rlghts which
vary from state to state.
Outslde the Unlted States, a dtfferent warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whlrlpool
dlstrlbutor or mllltary exchange.
Part No. 1120600
01988 WhirlDoC)l Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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