Whirlpool ETl8MK User manual

Whirlpool ETl8MK User manual




Model ETl8MK


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Please read this

Use and Care Guide before you do anything else...

This booklet tells you how to start your refrig- erator, clean it, move shelves and adjust con- trols. 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 de- slgned to do.

Parts and features

Freezer Control




Freezer Shelf





Meat Pan y Crisper Cover

/ Crispen


Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...

When you need service or call with a question. have this information ready:

Model Number


Complete Model and


Numbers (from the label located as shown).

Serial Number

2. Purchase date from sales slip.

Purchase Date

Copy this information in these spaces, Keep this book, your warranty and sales slip together in a handy place,

Service Company and Telephone Number




Install Properly.

Level Refrigerator-Freezer

Remove Sales Labels

Clean It



Setting the Controls

Changing the Control Settings

Power Saving Control

Changing the Light Bulb

Moving the Meat Pan and Cover

Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves

Removing the Crispers and Cover

Removing and Adjusting the

Freezer Shelf



2. If You Need Assistance

3. If You Need Service

4. If You Have a Problem..


Ice Cube Trays

Optional Automatic Ice Maker

Sounds you May Hear ,

Energy Saving Tips


Cleaning Chart


Storing Fresh Food



Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods






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Before you plug it in


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Before using your refrigerator, you are personally responsible for making sure that it... is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold the weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use. is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. [Refer to your “Electrical Requirements and Grounding

Instructions:‘) is used only for jobs expected frigerators of home re-


. 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 those who may not understand how it should be used. is not loaded with food before it has time to get properly cold.


Install properly.. .

Remove sales labels.. .

Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and any

Inside labels before using the refrigerator

To remove any remaining glue:

I, Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.


2. Soak area with dishwashing detergent solution (1 teaspoon detergent in 1 quart warm water] before removing glue as described in step I.

DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, car- bon tetrachlorlde, etc. These can damage the material.



Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the front.

Clean it.. .

Clean your refrigerator before using it. -

See cleaning instructions on page 9

1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabi- nets and refrigerator top.

2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.

3. Allow ‘/2 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,


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Level refrigerator-freezer.. .



Leveling screw

Plug it in...

3-prong grounding type wall receptacle

Use Screwdriver to Adjust

Right to Raise;

Left to Lower

1. To raise front, turn each screw to the right

2. To lower front. turn each screw to the left

3. Check with level.


Power Cord


A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is re- quired. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.

Do not use an extension cord. Use a recep- tacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain.

See individual electrical require- ments and grounding instruction sheet in your liter- ature package.


Using your

Refrlgeratbr Control Power SavingControl

Freezer kontrol

Light Switch

Setting the controls.. .

Controls foe the refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in foe the first time...

1. Set the REFRIGERA-


Glve the refrigerator tlme to cool down com- pletely before adding food.

(This may take sev-

2. Set the FREEZER


These settings should be about right for nOrmal household refrigerator usage.

The controls will be set about right when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.

If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator

01 freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. l l l

Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.

Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.

Then adjust the Freezer Control, if needed.


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Very cold room temperature


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Large amount of food added

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Power Saving Control.. .


Power Savlng Control on the Control Con- sole operates electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator. humidity is low.

2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR only if moisture forms on tl 18 outside of the refrigerator.

MOISTURE” setting

Changing the light bulb.. .

WARNING: Betore removing the light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the re- frigerator at the maln power supply.

Shock and injury can occur it elec- trfclty remains connected.

1. Reach behind control console to find bulb

2. Remove bulb.

3. Replace with a 40-w&t appliance bulb.

Moving the meat pan and cover...

Pull Out to Stop. Litt the

Front and Pull AgaIn.

Glass is heavy.

Be Caretul.



Frame support

Removlng the Meat Pan:

I. Slide the meat pan out to stop.

2. Lift the front.

3. Slide pan the rest of the way out.

4. Replace in reverse order.

Removlng the cover:

I, Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out with both hands.

2. Lift cover frame out of frame support.

3. Tilt front of frame support up, lift at back, and pull support straight out.

4. Replace in reverse order

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.

Gloss shelves are heavy Be careful.

To remove glass shelves:

1. Tilt up at front.

2. Lift up at back.

3. Pull shelf straight out. lo replace:

1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf supports.

2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop into slot. Lower front of shelf to level position.

Removing crispers and crisper cover...

Pull Out to Stop. Litt the Front

Removing the Crispers:

1. Slide crisper straight out to stop, lift front, then slide the rest of the way out.

2. Replace in the reverse order

Removing Cover:

1. Push up glass insert from bottom, then slide out with both hands.

2. Lift front of cover frame and remove cover support.

3. Lift out cover frame by pulling up and out.

Replacfng Cover:

1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of refrigerator, then lower front into place. ront, 2. Replace cover support with the long tab towards the front.


If the support needs adjustment, turn base right to raise, or left to lower.

3. Slide back of glass insert into place, then lower front.


Removing and adjusting the freezer

To remove shelf:

1. Lift front slightly

2. Lift back off supports.

3. Replace in reverse order

To adjust shelf:

1. Remove shelf.

2. Remove supports by sliding upwards.

3. Replace supports on desired level.

4. Replace shelf.

Ice cube trays.. .

If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evapotction. The longer cubes are stated, the smaller they get.

To remove ice:

1. Hold tray at both ends.

2. Slightly twist.

Optional automatic ice maker.. .

If you have the automatic ice maker accessory or plan to add one later [Part No. ECKMF-83), there are a few things you will want to know: l l l

The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.

Down., .for making ice automatically;

Up...toshut off the ice maker.

Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes sepa- rated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.

It is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a corner. They will break apart easily.

Lower Signal

Arm to Start it.



Raise Signal

Arm to Stop ice Maker.

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Ycu 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 of 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. l l l

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 waterquality is important for good ice qUalitV

It is not recommended that the ice maker be con- netted to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals such as salt from a malfunctioning soft- ener 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 soft- ener be well maintained and operating properly.

Sounds you may hear.. .



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Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.

Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.

The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you, and what may be making them.

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Possible ‘iounds: ’ “’ ‘f’robable Causes:

Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:

Clicking or Snapping

You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air.

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The defrost timer makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running. It


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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.

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Ice Maker Sounds:

-trickling water

-thud (clatter of ice)

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Running Sounds:

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.

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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...

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You can help your refrigerator use less electricity

Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabi- net 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 over- crowd it so air movement is blocked. l l l

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.

Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES LESS

ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator exterior

Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radi- ator, or in direct sunlight.

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.

Cleaning chart...



Removable parts

[shelves, crisper, meat pan etc.)


Inside walls (Freezer should be allowed to warm up so cloth won’t stick.)

Door liners and gaskets

Dark plastics

(covers and panels)



What to use

Sponge or cloth: mild detergent and warm water. l l

How to clean


Wash removable parts with warm water and a mild detergent.

Rinse and dry

Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent; appliance wax [or good auto paste wax). l l l

Wash with warm water and a mild de- tergent.

Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.

Rinse and dry

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 plasttc parts.

Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection. il.-

Sponge, sofi cloth or l

Wash with warm water and paper towel, baking soda, warm water, mild l

-mild detergent or

-baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 gl to detergent. 1 quart [ .95 I] warm water. l w.- -av_.e..m.*--

Rinse and dry


Sponge, soft cloth or l

Wash with mild detergent and warm paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. water.

Rinse and dry

DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentmted detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.


Mild detergent and l

Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or warm water; soft, clean sponge and soft, clean cloth. l sponge.

Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free cloth or chamois.


Defrost pan

[behind refrigerator on top of the motor)

DO NOT USE paper towels, window spmys, scouring cleansers, or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasoline, carbon tetmchlorlde, etc. These can scratch or damage the material.

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-Sponge or cloth: mild l

Roll refrigerator out away from wall. detergent and warm water. l l

Wash defrost pan with warm water and mild detergent.

Do not remove defrost pan to clean.

Rinse and dry

Condenser coils


Floor under refrigerator l

Roll refrigerator back into place.

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Clean dust and lint from condenser with brush attachment. coils behind the refrigerator at least once every other month. l

Leave an inch 12.54 cm) between wall and condenser coils on back

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Roll refrigerator out away from wall. l

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Roll refrigerator back into place.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level.

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Food storage guide


Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts.

Ham, bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc , keep best In origl- nal wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap In plastic wrap or aluminum foil

Canned Ham.

Store In refrigerator unless the la- bel says It’s okay to store on the shelf Do not freeze

Fresh Poultry

Wrap in plastic wrap The plastic wrap on poultry, as purchased, storage. may be used for

There IS a right way to package and store refrig- erated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps

Leafy Vegetables

Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised and discolored areas Wash In cold water and drain Place II? plastic bag or plustIc 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


Wash, let dry and store In refrigerator tn 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 IP a looselv closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf





Variety Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I to 2

Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I to2

Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2

Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 5

Cured Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10

Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7

ColdCuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3to5

*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezing.


Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the same day as purchased


Meat. Meat IS perlshable and expensive you won’t want to waste an ounce of It through careless handling The following list and chart give you pack- agtng hints and time llmlts. Store meat In the meat pan

Fresh, Prepackaged the store wrapping


Store fresh meat in

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 moterlal

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 alumtnum foil Store lmmedlately

Eggs Store without washing in the original car- ton or use the Utlllty Bin that came with your refrigerator


Wipe milk cartons For best storage Dlace mlk on interfor shelf


Wipe bottles and cans Store or a door shelf or lrrside the refrigerator


Keer, opened butter

IR csvered dish or In the Butter Comportmen: When storing ar extra sup- ply, wrap in freezer packaglng and freeze


Store In the orIgInal wrapplng until you are ready to use It Once opened, tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil

Condlments re-wrap

S!ore small jars and bottles (cat- sup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves where they are In easy reach


Cover leftovers ‘h’lt? plostlc ‘wrap or aiumlnurr transferring f3 to keep food from drying out and food

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The freezer section IS designed for storage of corn- mercrclly frozen foods and for freezing foods at home


- The secret of successful freezing IS In the packaging The wrap you use must be arr, moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and seal the package must not allow a/r, moisture or vapor In or out. Packaging done in any other way could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the re- frigerator and drying of frozen food

Rrgld polyethylene fitting Irds, straight-srded heavy-duty aluminum canning foil, plastic-coated non-permeable

(plastrc) containers with tight- freezing paper tars, and plastic wraps (such as Saran) are recommended easy to use and carton Irners.

Note. Heat-sealed can borllng bags are be used by themselves or as

Sealing-When sealing foods In bags out the air

(lrqulds need headspace squeeze to allow for expansron.) Twist the top and turn It back Fasten tie securely around the doubled-over

Inside transparent bags, tall use self-adhesrve

Put the label label on outsrde of opaque ones over twice Frnlsh package and tape closed NOTE

Wrth unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extra wrap or use stockinette punctures to protect the wrap from l l l


Bread wrappers

Non-polyethylene plastic containers

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Waxed paper

Waxed-coated freezer wrap l

Thin, semi-permeable wrap

None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor proof. The use of these wrappings could cause food odor and taste transfer and drying of frozen food.

Air-tight wrapping calls for “drugstore’ wrap Cut the sheet about one-thrrd longer than the distance around the food. Bring the ends together and fold In

(toward the food) at least twce to seal out air Crease ends close to food, press air from package Fold tips

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, tram, pit and slice as needed

Pack In rigid wide-mouthed recommended materra Leave containers head space or other to al- low llqurds to expand durrng freezlng

Freezing Vegetables

- Freeze only fresh high- 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 scold. Pack in recom- mended container and freeze.

Do not freeze lettuce, celery. carrot sticks, pota- toes 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 time10 to15 minutes toallow for additional cooking during reheating. Omit seasonings and port of the liquid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Pota- toes 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 cr semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in rec- ommended containers with head-space. Cosser- oles 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 sepa- rated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.

Make sure store wrappings are moisture and va- por proof. If not, re-wrop meats with one of the wraps recommended under “Packaging”.

Freezing Baked Goods

-Wrap baked breads in recommended material. Thaw in wrapping. Un- baked 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 car- tons. 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.

IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any large quantity of food. Put no more un- frozen food into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours. (No more than

2 to 3 pounds of fresh meat or 3 to 4 pounds of vegetables 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 focd, the type of packaging or wrap used [moisture and vapor-proof], and the storage temperature which should be

0” F (-17.8”C).

Food Storage time


Fruit juice concentrate


. . . . . 12 months frozen fruit . 12 months

Citrus fruit and juices.. . . 4 to 6 months

Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months


Commercially frozen .

Home frozen . . . . . . .

8 months

8 to 12 months


Bacon . . . . . . .


. 4 weeks or less

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2weeks

Cured ham . . . . . . 1 to 2 months

(Salting meat shortens freezer life)

Frankfurters . . . . . . . . . . . . . f month

Ground beef, lamb, veal 2 to 3 months


Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months

Lamb and veal . . . 6 to 9 months

Pork . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 8 months

Sausage, fresh . .

Steaks and chops:

. . . 1 to 2 months

Beef . . . .

Lamb, veal, pork .

. . 8 to 12 months

3 to4 months


Cod, flounder, haddock

Sole.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 months

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 to4 months

Alaskan king crab . . . . . . . 10 months

Shrimp, uncooked . . . . . . 12 months


Whole chicken or turkey . . . 12 months

Duck . . . . .

Giblets . . . . .

Cooked poultry w/gravy

Slices (no gravy) .

. . . 6 months

2 to 3 months


6 months

1 month

Food Storage time


Stews; meat, poultry and fish casserole . . . . 2 to 3 months

TV dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months


Butter . . . .


. . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months

. . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months


Camembert, brick,

Mozzarella, farmer’s . . . 3 months

Creamed cottage . . DO NOT FREEZE

Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,

Swiss, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to8 weeks

Freezing can change texture of cheese.

Ice cream, ice milk sherbet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks


Whole (mixed) . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months

Whites . . . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months

Yolks . . . . . . . , . . . . 9 to12 months

(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed eggs1


Yeast breads and rolls . . . . 3 months

Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months

Unbaked breads.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month

Quick breads . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months

Cakes, unfrosted . . . . . . . . 2 to4 months

Cakes, frosted . . . . . . 8 to 12 months

Fruit cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months

Cookie dough . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months

Baked cookies . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months

Baked pies. . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months

Pie dough only . . . . . . . . . 4 to6 months

‘Based on US DA and Michigan Ccoperohve Extensfcm- Service suggested storage times

If electricity goes off

Call the power company Ask how long power

WIII be off


If service IS to be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors c/oseo’ This WIII help frozen foods to stav frozen

2. If servrce IS to be Interrupted longer than 24


(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 con perrshable food at once

3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly frlled one A freezer full of meat WIII stay cold longer than o freezer full of baked goods If food contans Ice crystals,

I? may be safely refrozer, although the qualrty and flavor may be affected Use refrozen focds quickly If the condrtron of +he food

IS poor or you have any suspscions, it is w,se to dispose of it


Short vacations. . .

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.

Long vacations. . .

Remove all the food if you are going for a month cr 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 both doors

. ..keeping them open far enough for air to get in.

This will keep odor and mold from building up.

WARNING: Tape blocks out of a child’s reach...do not allow children near the refrigerator when the doors are blocked open. They may become

Injured or trapped.

Moving. . .

If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice maker.

Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.

Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly

Remove everything that comes out. Wrap all parts well and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle.

Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut; tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you get to your new home, put everything back, and refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water supply line if you have an icemaker.

QUESTIONS? call your

[email protected] service assistance telephone number

(page 151.

To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrigerator.”


If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these four steps:


Before calling for assistance...

Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of a?y kind. l l l

If your refrigerator will not opemte:

Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)

Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box?

Is the Refrigerator Control turned ON? l l

If there is a rattling or jingling noise, or other un- famillar sounds:

Is something on top or behind the refrigerator mak- ing noise when the refrigerator is running?

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. l l l

If your ice maker will not operate:

Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a new refrigerator, this might take overnight.

Is the signal arm ONKin the down position?

Is the water valve turned on? 1s water getting to the ice maker? l

If there is water in the defrost pan:

In hot, muggy weather, this is normal. The pan can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan doesn’t overflow.

If the light does not work: l

. 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.) l

If a bulb is burned out:

See instructions for changing light bulbs on page 6,

Use appliance bulbs only. l l l

If the motor seems to run too long:

Is the condenser, behind the refrigerator, free of dust and lint?

On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor natu- rally 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


Motor running time depends on dif- ferent 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 compati- ment. All this means better refrigeration and may re- quire more running time than your old one.

2. If you need assistance*...

Call Whlrlpool [email protected] service assistance telephone number. Dial free from:

Continental U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301

Mlchlgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243

Alaska & Hawaii

. . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121 and taik with one of our trained Consultants. The Con- sultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is neces- sary, recommend a qualified service company in your area.


If you need service*...

Whirlpool has a na- tionwide network of franchised [email protected]

Service Companies.

TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United

States. To locate TECH-

CARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:















123 Maple




123 Maple.
















4. If you have a problem*...

Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consul- tants, or if you prefer, write to:

Mr. Robert Stanley

Division Vice President

Whirlpool Corporation

2000 US-33, North

Benton Harbor, Ml 49022

‘If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a com- plete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request for assistance.


Making your world a little easier.

Part No. 1106130

01986 Whirlpool Corpdration

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