NO-FROST REFRIGERATORFREEZER Models ET18JK and ET18JM \ r 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 (Model ETlBJMI ICE CUBE TRAYS JUICE CAN (Model ETIBJK) (not shown] AACK EGG / , NEST BUTTER COMPARTMENT STATIONARY DOOR SHELVES SERIAL NUMBER LEVELLING LEG & ROLLER Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete and mail the Owner Registration Card provided with this product. Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service l l 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 Purchase Service 2 Number Date Company Phone Number Contents Page Page SAFETY FIRST Important Safety Instructions BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Remove Sales Labels. Clean It ., ., Plug It In Install Properly Level Refrigerator-Freezer USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. Setting the Controls. Changing the Control Settings Power Saving Control Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves Removing Crispers and Crisper Cover .,,,,....,.,.......,,,,.. 3 6 c 1988 Whirlpool Important Changing the Light Bulb ............. Reversing the Door Swing ........... Ice Cube Trays ...................... Automatic Ice Maker. ............... Sounds You May Hear ............... Energy Saving Tips .................. CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ...... Cleaning Chart ..................... FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................ Storing Fresh Food .................. Storing Frozen Food ................. VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........ IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY ............................ 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 13 14 16 Corporation Safety Instructions You are personally responsible for making sure that your refrigerator... l is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use. l is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions:‘) l is used only to do what home refrigerators are designed to do. . is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source. l is properly maintained. l is out of the weather. l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55,F (13°C). l is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. l is not loaded with food before it has time to get properly cold. 4. Install properly... Before using your refrigerator 1. 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 remove. with thumb to make a ball then 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 INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR. Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the front. 2. Clean it... Clean cleaning your refrigerator before instructions on page 8. using it. See 3. Plug it in... 3-PRONG GROUNDING TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE L 1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and the refrigerator top. 2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall. 3. Allow% inch (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. 5. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure ice maker water supply has been connected. Refer to Installation Instructions. 5. Level refrigerator-freezer... REFRlGERAfOR POWER CORD RECOMMENDED 3-PRONG GROUNDING GROUNDING PLUG METHOD A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. 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 instruction sheet in your literature package. This refrigerator has 2 threaded levelling are shipped in a separate package. legs that 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 LIGHT TWITCH POWER SAVING CONTROL FREEZER-CONTROL Setting the controls... Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time... DrcllcrPIToe Give the refrigerator pletely before adding eral hours.) 1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3. -R These settings should be about mal household refrigerator usage. 2. Set the FREEZER CONTROL to 6. The controls will be set about right when milk or juice is as cold as you likeand when ice cream is firm. Changing the control settings... If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. QUESTIONS? ...call Your COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number (page 141. l l l time to cool down comfood. [This may take sevright for nor- 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 4 C 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 3 A If Refrigerator Section is TOO COLD Controls not set correctly for Your conditions Refrigerator Freezer 2 B 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 opened often Large amount of food added Very warm or very cold room temperatures Refrigerator Freezer 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 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... 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 STOP SHELF STOP 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. SHELF GUIDE Removing crispers and crisper cover... 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 reverse order. - LlFl THE FRONT, THEN THE BACK. To remove the cover: 1. Lift front and remove the cover support. 2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out. To replace the cover: 1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of refrigerator, then lower front into place. 2. Replace cover support with the long tab toward the front. NOTE: If the support needs adjustment, turn base right to raise, or left to lower. PULL OUT TO THE STOP. HE FRONT AND PULL AGAIN. Changing the light bulb... 1. Reach behind the control console 2. Remove bulb. 3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance to find bulb 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. Ice cube trays... (Model ETISJK only) If cubes are not used, they may shrrnk. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer cubes are stored, the smaller they get. 6 1. Hold tray at both ends Automatic ice maker... l 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: l l l l 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. The dial changes or lever on the side of the ice maker 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. l l l l l LOWER SIGNAL ARM TO START IT l RAISE SIGNAL ARM TO STOP ICE 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. ‘5 L P ; ,\ 3 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. 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 position. 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 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... Possible l l l l l 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 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 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. or Snapping fan motor and moving air. 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 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. Water Sounds: Energy saving tips... You can help your refrigerator use less electricity Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal. 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. Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked. It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures colder than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough. 9 Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES LESSENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator exterior. l Make sure your refrigerator IS not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight. 7 l Cleaning your refrigerator 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. 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 Cleaning chart... How to clean Part What to use Removable parts [shelves, crisper, etc.) Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, appliance wax (or good auto paste wax) Outside Waxing Inside walls (Freezer should be allowed to warm up so cloth won’t stick.) painted metal l l Wash with warm water and a mild detergent Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. l Rinse and dry. l Wax painted 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. surfaces provides rust protection. Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel, baking soda, warm water, mild detergent l Wash with warm water and - mild detergent or - baking soda (2 tablespoons 1 quart [.95 L.] warm water). Rinse and dry. Wash with mild detergent water. l Rinse and dry. DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts. Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. with l l Door liners and gaskets Wash removable parts by hand warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry. l [26 g] to and bleaches Dark panels l Wash with a soft cloth or sponge. Mild detergent and warm water; soft clean 9 Rinse and dry. sponge and soft, clean cloth 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. Defrost pan (behind refrigerator on top of the motor) Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. l l l l warm Roll refrigerator out away from wall Wash defrost pan with warm water and mild detergent. Do not remove defrost pan to clean. Rinse and dry. Roll refrigerator back into place Condenser coils Use vacuum cleaner with brush attachment . Clean dust and lint from condenser coils behind the refrigerator’at least once every other month. l Leave an inch (2.54 cm] between wall and condenser coils on back of the refrigerator. Floor under refngerator Usual floor cleaners Roll refrigerator out only as far as water supply line allows. l Clean the floor. . Roll refrigerator back. l Check to see if the refrigerator is level. l 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. STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CURED MEAT* 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. 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. Approxlmate Time rVpe (days1 lto2 Variety Meats.. ..................... Chicken ............................ 1 to 2 1 to 2 Ground Beef ........................ 3 to 5 Steaks and Roasts .................. 7 to 10 Cured Meats ........................ Bacon .............................. 5 to 7 Cold Cuts ........................... 3 to 5 ‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezlng. NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish 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. Fresh, Prepackaged Meat. Store fresh meat in the store 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. should be used the 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. Leflovers...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. 9 STORING FROZEN FOOD The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. 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 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 to protect the wrap from punctures. 10 DO NOT USE: Bread wrappers Nan-polyethylene plastic containers . Containers without tight llds 0 Waxed paper l Waxedcoated freezer wrap l Thin, semi-permeable wrap None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor proof. The use ot these wrapplngs could l l cause food odor and taste tmnster and drylng of frozen food. 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. Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh hlghquality 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 wraps recommended under “Packaging:’ Freezing Baked GoodsWrap baked breads in recommended material. Thaw in wrapping. Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen afterthe 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. 11 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. FOODSTORAGECHART Stomge times* will vary according to the quallty of the food, the type of packagIng or wrap used [m&ture and vapor-pnbof), and the storage tem#emAlre which shauld be 0°F [ 47.6’C). &tomge Time Food FRUITS butt lube oe#tcentr$e Commw&ffy~~frutt CltrusfMtandJulues.. .................... “S Cmm8f8latly frozen Hemofrozen .............. M8AT 8ao8n.. .................. ........... Comwfb88f.. shortens [ptlOst .. ......... Oroundbmf,lanrb,m6l.. ........ 12 months ..... 12months .... 4to4months 8%ottwtonths .......... 4.weoborless 4whksoorlmss fraezit-liw) .......... 1 month . 2to3months ROWSi Be&f ..................... Lambandveal .......... &wk ..................... ............. -=qw;farll ...................... ~~-‘OI)OpI: F,swl,cimi&voal,pork.. 8 months 8to12months ....... Cart, f&der, ltabdock sob ......................... ........... Blue flsh,sdmon fulul~h”“. fpm@bmq ............. --i~g!?%&ey .... 6 ta 12 months 6to9months 4to8months 1toPmonths 8toQmonths 3to4mwths 6months 2 to 3 months Stoamonths ... tmonfhs 3to4months lOmanths AlaskanIdlCp8r$ab.. .......... ............ Stwhn& utiedmd 12 months POULTRY ChJ8k8y ar~ftwkey, 12months wli@6Wpatfs .............. 6 months Duok .......................... GHbl8ts .................... 2to3llwnths ..... 6months C88kudBoQlRiyw&mvy.. Sll88s [q #rwvy) ................ q month MAfW BWHES stews; m8at, pmmy ....... 2 to 3 months and fkfi uosserole 3 to 6 months TV dlnnen ................. 12 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 frozen foods to 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 2 Ibs (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for every cu. ft. 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 safety refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the condition of the food is poor or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it. Vacation and Moving Care 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 brn. If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. Disconnectthe 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 legs; 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 doorskeeping them open far enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up. To restart erator.” refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrrg- Questions? call your COOL-l.lNE i service assistance telephone number [page 14). If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling for assistance... If the motor seems to run too Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. l If your l Is the circuit l Have circuit l Is the l refrigerator will not operate: power supply cord plugged into a live with the proper voltage? (See page 4.) you checked your home’s main fuses or breaker box? Refrigerator Control ON? If there is a rattling or jingling noise, or other unfamiliar 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, defrost water draining into 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 maker? l If there is water in the defrost pan: l In hot, muggy weather, this is normaLThe pan can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan doesn’t overflow. If the light does not work: . Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit \vith the proper voltage? (See page 4.) If a bulb is burned out: See instructions for changing light bulbs on page 6. Use appliance bulbs only. l 14 l much: Is the condenser free of dust and lint? On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer. 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. And, 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 you need as&stanceJ’... Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: I-800-253-1301 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. 3. If you need service*... 5. Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised TECHCARE Vservice Com1 panies. TECH-CARE 1 service technicians are trained to , fulfill the product L FRANCHISED SERVICE j warranty and pro.vide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service In your area, call our COOLLINE set-vice assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: APPLIAHCES-HOUSEHOLDS MAJORSERVICE & REPAIR ELECTRICAL MAJOR- OR APPLIANCESREPAIRING L PARTS W~ilRLPOOLAPPLlANCES FRANCHISED TECH CARt St F'rlLt WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE ,SERVI(‘E ~'TZS~RVICECO ,?3h4ap,e.. SERVlCE XYLSERVICECO 123 Maple (‘(I.tI/’ / X ,b i 9'9 4'94 (‘OMPA.V/ES 999.9999 OR WPISHINGMACHINES.DRYERS (L IRONERS-SERVICING VvHIRLP IOLAPPLIANCES FRAN,HlSt@'ECH CARESERVICE ,Sf’til’/(‘f: XYZSEHJICECO 123 MJDIC (‘O,b,FA.VlE.S 999~9999 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 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 set-vice 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. WHIRLPOOL” REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL RF00 --. -- WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP~*replacement parts and repair laborto 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 onlv.) FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmahship in the sealed refrigeration system. These parts are: I. Compressor 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser 4. Drier 5. Connecting tubing Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE*‘service company. 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 warranti. 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. Whirlp001 L Part No. 1120604 c 1988 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.
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