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UseAndCare
A Note To You
2
Important Safety
Instructions
3
Parts And Features
4
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
5
Using Your
Refrigerator
'7
Caring For Your
Refrigerator
14
Food Storage Guide 16
NO-FROST
A
MODELS
If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
18
Warranty
20
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
3VET23DK
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3VET21DK
3VETlSDK
A Note To You
Thank
you
for
buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have 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.
Help
when
you
need
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your
personal property.
it.
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 18. If you need further help, feel free to call
an authorized Whirpool service company. When calling, you will need to know your
appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we have
included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the
sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
2
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when
using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the
refrigerator.
l 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.
. Never allow children to operate, play
with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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us help
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Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
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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.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
-
you
Please:
l Install and level the refrigerator
on a floor
that will hold the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
13°C (55°F).
l Keep the refrigerator
out of the weather.
l Connect
the refrigerator only to the proper
kind of outlet, with the correct electrical
supply and grounding.
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly
maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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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 is designed to cover several models.
Ice cube
trays and
shelf
Freezer light
(3VET23DK)
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Removable shelf
(3VET23DK and 3VET21 DK)
/
Shelf glides
Freezer shelf
Model and se
Leveling rollers
(behind base
grille)
Control
/
Model 3VET23DK
panel
REFRIGERATOR
EXTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL
COWER .
Refrigerator
control
Exterior
moisture
control
Light
switch
Freezer
control
shown
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
In This
Cleaning
Plugging
Section
Page
it .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . 5
it in . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . 5
Installing
Leveling
Page
it properly . . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . . 6
it .. .. . . .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 6
It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it,
connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
Cleaning
Removing
it
packaging
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
l Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use chart 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
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
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 14 and 15.
it in
Recommended
Grounding Method
A 220 or 240 Volt, 50 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.
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Installing
it properly
1. Allow 1.25 cm (% inch) 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
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 12.)
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 12.)
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Right to raise;
left to lower
Use a screwdriver
Front
roller
Using Your Refrigerator
In This
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1
Section
Page
Setting the controls . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 7
Changing the control settings .. .. . .. .. .. 8
Adjusting the door bins .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 9
Adjusting the bin/shelf glides .. .. .. . .. .. 9
Adjusting the refrigerator shelves . .. . 9
Removing the meat drawer
and cover . . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 10
Removing the crispers and crisper
cover . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . 10
Adjusting the crisper humidity
control .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 11
Page
Removing the freezer shelf . . .. .. .. . .. .. . 11
Raising the ice compartment
door . 11
Using the ice cube trays . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 11
Changing the light bulbs . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 12
Removing the base grille . . .. . .. .. .. . .. ... 12
Reversing the door swing .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 13
Understanding
the sounds you may
hear .. .. .. . . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. 13
Saving energy . .. .. .. . .. .. . ... . .. . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . 13
In order to obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator,
operate it properly. This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting
Temperature
it is important that you
the controls
controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are
in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is
plugged in for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
Refrigerator Control adjustments range
from 1 (warmest) to 8 (coldest).
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (coldest) to D (warmest).
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 will be 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 8.
REFRIGERATOR
4 WARMER
COLDER
b
FREEZER
4 WARMER
COLDER b
Exterior
moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control operates electric
heaters around the door openings. These
heaters help keep moisture from forming on the
outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the
outside of the refriaerator cabinet.
Changing
the control
If you need to adjust temperatures in
refrigerator or freezer, use the settings
listed in the chart below as a guide.
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un MOISTURECONTROL
ON
settings
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjust ments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETrINGS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
D
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
4
A
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO COLD
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
A
If ICE isn’t
MADE FAST
ENOUGH
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
If BOTH
SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temperatures
Refrigerator
Freezer
6
C
Adjusting
the door
bins
support
To remove door bins:
1. Lift bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
button
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push down until it stops.
Adjusting
the bin/shelf
glides
The bin/shelf glides can be used to secure
odd-shaped items or to separate other
items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin/track.
Adjusting
the refrigerator
shelves
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way
you use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are
strong enough to hold bottles, milk and other
heavy food items.
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from shelf.
2. Tilt shelf up at front.
3. Lift back of shelf.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Tilt shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Glass shelves are
heavy. Be careful.
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Removing
the meat
drawer
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lift front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
and cover
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull
again.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up.
2. Lift back of cover.
3. Pull cover straight out.
4. Replace cover in reverse order.
Removing
the crispers
and crisper
Pull out to the
top, lift the front
and pull again.
To remove the crispers:
1. Slide the 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 glass insert from the bottom,
then slide it out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Pull cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall
supports in front section of cabinet.
2. Fit back corner of cover frame into notch
supports on walls of refrigerator, then
lower front onto metal cover support.
3. Slide back of glass insert into cover
frame. Then lower front to level position.
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cover
Remove the
glass insert.
Lift front of
cover frame.
then the
back.
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
c
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
l The control can be adjusted
to any setting
between LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper
for best storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins.
l HIGH (closed)
keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
Removing
(3VET21
the freezer
DK AND
shelf
3VET23DK)
The upper freezer shelf can be removed for
easier cleaning.
To remove
1. Lift front
2. Lift back
3. Replace
Raising
the freezer shelf:
of shelf slightly.
off supports.
in reverse order.
the ice compartment
door
To raise the door:
1. Pull ice compartment door out from the
bottom.
2. Slide it to the rear of cabinet.
Using
the
ice cube
trays
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.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
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Changing
the
light
bulbs
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel to remove
bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change freezer light (3VET23DK):
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
2. Grasp the top and bottom of the light shield.
3. Squeeze and pull light shield out.
4. Replace with a 25-watt appliance bulb.
5. Snap light shield into place.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will
fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb
with one of the same size and shape.
Removing
the base
grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 15.
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Condenser
coils
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Reversing
the door
swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way.
Refer to the instruction sheet included with
your refrigerator.
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
you
Water
may
hear
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.
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.
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
energy
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.
. 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.
l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator,
but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures colder
than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in
the freezer and drinks are as cold as your
family likes them, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Holiday and moving care .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. 15
Power interruptions
Page
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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 will tell you how to clean
your refrigerator and what to do when going on holiday, moving or during a power outage.
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. 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 the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Removable parts
lshelves, crisper, etc.)
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and warm
water
3utside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent, warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up
SO cloth won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become hot.
Remove and install defrost pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury.
HOW TO CLEAN
l
Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
. Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a clean,
soft cloth. Waxing painted metal
surfaces provides rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
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Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent,
or
- baking soda (26 g [2 tablespoons] to
0.95 L [l quart] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Door liners and
gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with mild
detergent and warm
water
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
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
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.
soft, clean cloth with
mild detergent and warm
water
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of motor)
Sponge or cloth with
mild detergent and
warm water
Condenser
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
coils
HOW TO CLEAN
Remove base grille. (See page 12.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace
(remove tape; if any).
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
. Replace with notched corner to the rear. Push it
in all the way.
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Make sure defrost pan drain tube is pointing
into pan.
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Replace base grille.
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Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
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Holiday
Long
and moving
Remove all the food if you are going for a
month or more.
Unplug the refrigerator.
Clean, rinse it well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
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.
base grille.
coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may
be cleaned as often as every other
base grille.
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
holidays
tops of both doors to prop them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor
and mold from building up.
Remove
Vacuum
need to
month.
Replace
Short
holidays
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you
will be away for less than four weeks. Use
up perishables; freeze other items.
Moving
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry
ice. Unplug the refrigerator and clean it
thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they
don’t shift and rattle. Screw in the leveling
legs; tape the doors shut; and tape the
electric cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 5.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
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Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This will
help foods stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in
a frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 32 grams of dry ice for every
liter of freezer space (2 Ibs. of dry ice
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 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. If
the condition of the food is poor or if you
feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Food Storage Guide
In This
Storing
Section
Page
fresh food .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. 16
Storing
Page
frozen food .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 17
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
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof
material. This prevents food odor and taste
transfer throughout the refrigerator. For
dated products, check code date to ensure
freshness.
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.
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Vegetables
with
(carrots,
peppers)
skins
Store in 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 in their store container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper
bag on a refrigerator shelf.
Eggs
Meat
Store without washing in the original carton
on interior shelf.
Most meat can be stored in original wrapping as long as it is air and moisture proof.
Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart
for storage times.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Butter
TYPE
or margarine
Chicken
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
closed compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and
freeze.
Ground beef
1 Steaks and roasts
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are
ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly
in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
1 to2
3 to 5
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
1 Cold cuts
3 to 5
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1 to2
tlf meat is to be stored longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can
also be used.
frozen
TIME
1 to2
Cured meats
Variety meats
Leftovers
Storing
APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)+
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be
used the same day as purchased.
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 storage times,
contact your local Cooperative Extension
Service or check a freezer guide or 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.
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 for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
l Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings could cause food
odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
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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 32 to 48 grams of
food per liter of freezer space [2 to 3 Ibs. 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 packing or wrap
used (air and moisture proof) and the storage
temperature (which should be -17.8% [O”F]).
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If You Need Assistana5 Or
Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. First we outline possible
problems, their causes and their solutions. However, you may still need assistance or service.
When calling an authorized Whirlpool service company for help or calling for service, you will
need to provide a complete description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and
serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This informati’on is needed to respond to
your request properly.
1. Before
calling
for
assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It coulcl save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Your refrigerator
will not operate
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker tripped.
The Refrigerator Control is not
set correctly.
Firmly plug pcwer cord into a live circuit
with proper vcltage. (See page 5.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Unfamiliar
sounds or a
rattling/jingling
noise
There is something on top of or
behind the refrigerator.
The sounds are normal.
Remove item Yom on top of or behind
the refrigerator.
New features #In your new refrigerator
make new soLinds. (See “Understanding
the sounds you may hear” on page 13.)
There is water in
the defrost pan
This is normal in hot, muggy
weather. The pan may even be
half full.
Make sure the refrigerator
pan does not overflow.
The lights do
not work
A household fuse has blown or
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Firmly plug poMer cord into a live circuit
with proper vo tage. (See page 5.)
CAUSE
circuit breaker tripped.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
The bulb is burned out.
The motor
seems to run
too much
The condenser coils are dirty.
It is hot outside or in the room.
Thedoorhasbeenopened
frequently.
A large amount of food has
been put in at one time.
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SOLUTION
Set Refrigerator Control to a numbered
setting. (See page 7.)
is level so the
Replace bulb. (See page 12.)
Clean the coils (See page 15.)
On hot days, or if the room is to warm,
the motor naturally runs longer.
Open the door as few times as possible.
The motor will run longer in order to cool
down the interior when food is added.
Remember:
Motor running time depends on different
things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature of the room, setting
of controls, etc.
Your new refrigerator may be larger than
your old one so it has more space to be
cooled. It also has a regular freezer instead
of a frozen food compartment. All this
means better refrigeration and may require
more running time than your old one.
2. If the problem
is not due to
one of the items
listed
in
Step 1 . . .
3. If you need
ment parts
FSP’
...
replace-
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, contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the unit or an authorized
Whirlpool service company.
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit or an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
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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 Whirlpool service company.
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 an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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. Pickup 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 food loss due to product failure.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
QUENTIAL DAMAGES.
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
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OR CONSE-
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
PART NO. 2170034
0 1993 Whirlpool
Corporation
+ Registered
Trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporal~on,
U.S.A.
Prlnted
I” U.S.A
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