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NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR- FREEZER
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your refrigerator, clean it, move shelves and adjust controls. It even tells you what new sounds to expect
from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are deslgned to do.
Parts and features
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Freezer Control
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Adjustable
Freezer Shelf
Utility
Compartment
Butter
Compartment
Meat Pan
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Crisper
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Crispen
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need service or call with a question.
have this information ready:
1. Complete
label located
Model and Serial
as shown).
Numbers
Model
Number
(from the
Serial
Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Purchase
Copy this information in these spaces, Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place,
2
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Cover
Number
Contents
Page
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SAFETYFIRST
BEK)REYOUPLUGITIN..
Ice Cube Trays
Optional Automatic Ice Maker
Sounds you May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
Install Properly.
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
Plugltln
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CLEANINGYOUR REFRIGERATOR
Cleaning
Chart
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
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4.
Before Calling for Assistance
If You Need Assistance
If You Need Service
If You Have a Problem..
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your refrigerator, you are personally
responsible for making sure that it...
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
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only to the right kind of outlet, with the
right electrical
supply and grounding.
[Refer to
your “Electrical
Requirements
and Grounding
Instructions:‘)
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only for jobs expected
of home refrigerators
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.
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Install properly.. .
Remove sales labels.. .
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and
any Inside labels before using the refrigerator
To remove any remaining
glue:
I, Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.
OR
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, carbon tetrachlorlde,
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.
Clean it.. .
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets 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..
Clean your refrigerator
before using it. See cleaning instructions
on page 9
Plug it in...
3-prong
grounding
type wall receptacle
.
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Leveling
Use Screwdriver
to Adjust
screw
Raise
Right to Raise;
Left to Lower
Refrigerator
Power Cord
RECOMMENDED
1. To raise front, turn each screw to the right
2. To lower front. turn each screw to the left
3. Check with level.
GROUNDING
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
ature package.
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instruction
sheet in your liter-
Using your
Refrlgeratbr
Control
Power
SavingControl
Freezer
Light Switch
kontrol
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 REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
Glve the refrigerator
pletely before adding
These settings should be about right
household refrigerator usage.
for
nOrmal
The controls will be set about right when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to B.
If you need to adjust temperatures
in refrigerator
01 freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
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CONDITION:
If Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
If Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
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tlme to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control, if needed.
RECOMMENDED CONTROL
SETTINGS:
REASONS:
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assistance
If ICE isn’t
telephone
MADE FAST ENOUGH
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Very warm or very cold
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Power Saving Control.. .
The Power Savlng 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 ENEORGY” setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” setting
only if moisture forms on tl 18 outside of the
refrigerator.
Changing the light bulb.. .
WARNING: Betore removing the light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity
leading
to the refrigerator at the maln power supply.
Shock and injury can occur it electrfclty 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.
Removlng the Meat Pan:
I.
2.
3.
4.
Slide the meat pan out to stop.
Lift the front.
Slide pan the rest of the way out.
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
Cover
Frame
Frame
support
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. 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.
Gloss shelves are
heavy Be careful.
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
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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
towards the front. Note: 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.
2.
3.
4.
Remove shelf.
Remove supports by sliding upwards.
Replace supports on desired level.
Replace shelf.
Ice cube trays.. .
To remove ice:
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.
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 The ON/OFF
lever is a wire signal arm.
Down., .for making ice automatically;
Up...toshut off the ice maker.
l Shake the bin occasionally
to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity.
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to be attached
by a
corner. They will break apart easily.
On
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Slightly twist.
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Lower Signal
Arm to Start it.
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Raise Signal I
Arm to Stop ice Maker.
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.
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 connetted 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.. .
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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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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
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
Clicking
or Snapping
also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts.
Sounds:
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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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If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing (from the water
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water
valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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compressor and motor. It will run longer
Running Sounds:
than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
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.
l Clean
the condenser coil 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 foods organized
so you won’t have to search for what you want.
Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
TO clean
your refrigerator,
turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts, and clean it according
to the following
directions.
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It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and
freezer 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, radiator, or in direct sunlight.
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Part
What to use
Removable parts
[shelves, crisper, meat
pan etc.)
Sponge or cloth: mild
detergent and warm
water.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax [or good
auto paste wax).
How to clean
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Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
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Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
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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
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on plasttc parts.
Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides rust protection.
il.Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons [26 gl to
1 quart [ .95 I] warm water.
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and warm
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
water.
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detergent, warm water.
Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
Sponge, sofi cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
Door liners and gaskets
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DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentmted
detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
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Dark plastics
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Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
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Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or
sponge.
Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free
cloth or chamois.
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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Defrost pan
[behind refrigerator
on top of the motor)
-Sponge
or cloth: mild
detergent and warm
water.
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Wash defrost pan with warm water
and mild detergent. Do not
remove defrost pan to clean.
Rinse and dry
Roll refrigerator back into place.
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dust and lint from condenser
Condenser coils
Use vacuum cleaner
coils behind the refrigerator at
with brush attachment.
least once every other month.
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wall and condenser coils on back
of the refrigerator.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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back into place.
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to see if the refrigerator
is level.
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Food storage guide
STORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon,
sausage,
cold cuts, etc , keep best In origlnal wrappings.
Once
opened,
tightly
re-wrap
In
plastic wrap or aluminum
foil
Canned
Ham. Store In refrigerator
unless the label says It’s okay to store on the shelf Do not freeze
Fresh Poultry
wrap on poultry,
storage.
There IS a right way to package
and store refrigerated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer,
take the time to study these recommended
steps
Leafy Vegetables
Remove store
trim or tear off bruised and discolored
cold water and drain Place II? plastic
container
and store in crisper Cold,
keep leafy vegetables
fresh and crisp
wrapping
and
areas Wash In
bag or plustIc
moist air helps
with Skins [carrots, peppers]
Store
plastic bags or plastic container
Fruits
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
Wrap in plastic
as purchased,
wrap The plastic
may be used for
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
Approxlmate Time
rVpe
(days)
Variety Meats
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I to2
Chicken
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Ground Beef . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 1 to 2
3 to 5
Steaks and Roasts . . . . . . . . . . .
Cured Meats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 to 10
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
ColdCuts
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*If meat is to be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
Vegetables
in crisper,
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 packagtng
hints and time llmlts. Store meat In the meat
pan
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
moterlal
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove
market wrapping
paper and re-wrap
in aluminum
for storing It unfrozen
Cooked
Meat. Wrap or cover cooked
meat
plastic wrap or alumtnum
foil Store lmmedlately
0
the
foil
with
NOTE: Fresh fish and
same
day
shellfish
should
be used the
as purchased
Eggs Store without washing in the original carton or use the Utlllty
Bin that came
with your
refrigerator
Milk Wipe milk cartons
For best storage
Dlace
mlk on interfor shelf
Beverages
Wipe bottles
and cans
Store or a
door shelf or lrrside the refrigerator
Butter
Keer, opened
butter IR csvered dish or In
the Butter Comportmen:
When storing ar extra supply, wrap in freezer packaglng
and freeze
Store In the orIgInal
wrapplng
until
Cheese
you are ready
to use It Once
opened,
re-wrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum
foil
S!ore small jars and bottles (catCondlments
sup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves where
they are In easy reach
Leftovers
Cover
leftovers
‘h’lt? plostlc
‘wrap or
aiumlnurr
f3 to keep food from drying
out and
transferring
food cx3ors Plastic containers
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FREEZING & STORING FROZEN
FOODS
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The freezer section IS designed
for storage of cornmercrclly
frozen
foods and for freezing
foods
at
home
Packaging
the
packaging
- The secret of successful
The wrap
you use
freezing
IS In
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 refrigerator
and drying of frozen food
Rrgld polyethylene
(plastrc)
containers
with tightfitting
Irds, straight-srded
canning
freezing
tars,
heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
paper and
non-permeable
plastic
wraps
(such as Saran) are
recommended
Note. Heat-sealed
borllng bags are
easy to use and can be used by themselves
or as
carton
Irners.
Sealing-When
sealing
out the air (lrqulds need
foods In bags
headspace
to
expansron.)
Twist the top and turn It back
securely
around
the doubled-over
tall Put
Inside transparent
bags, use self-adhesrve
outsrde of opaque
ones
squeeze
allow
for
Fasten tie
the label
label on
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
over twice
Frnlsh package
and tape closed
NOTE
Wrth unboned
meats, pad sharp edges
with extra
wrap or use stockinette
to protect
the wrap from
punctures
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
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrappings
could
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cause food odor and taste transfer and
drying 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, tram, pit and slice as needed
Pack In rigid wide-mouthed
containers
or other
recommended
materra
Leave head space to allow llqurds to expand
durrng freezlng
Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables
picked when barely mature.
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water. sort and cut into
appropriate
sizes. Blanch or scold. 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
time10 to15 minutes toallow for additional cooking
during reheating. Omit seasonings and port 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 cr semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended
containers with head-space.
Cosseroles 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-wrop meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging”.
Freezing Baked Goods -Wrap baked breads
in recommended
material. Thaw in wrapping. Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended
freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped. molded
or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing.
Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped
and frozen in roll form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing.
Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich
fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT:
Do not expect
your
freezer
to quick-freeze
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 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.
FOOOSTORAGECHART
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).
Storage time
Food
FRUITS
Fruit juice concentrate
. . . . . 12 months
Commercially
frozen fruit . 12 months
Citrus fruit and juices..
. . 4 to 6 months
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen
.
8 months
Home frozen . . . . . . .
8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon
.. . ....
. 4 weeks or less
Cornedbeef
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2weeks
Cured ham
.. . ..
. 1 to 2 months
(Salting meat shortens freezer life)
Frankfurters
..
. . . . . . . . . . . f month
Ground beef, lamb, veal 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal
. . . 6 to 9 months
Pork . . . . . . . .
. . . 4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh . .
. . . 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef . . . .
. . 8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal, pork
.
3 to4 months
FISH
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
POULTRY
Whole chicken or turkey
. . . 12 months
Duck . . . . .
. . .
6 months
Giblets . .
. . .
2 to 3 months
Cooked
poultry w/gravy
6 months
Slices (no gravy)
.
.
1 month
Food
Storage time
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole
. . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter . . . .
. . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Margarine
. ..... .
. 2 to 9 months
Cheese:
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
EGGS
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
BAKED GOODS
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
suggested
storage times
If electricity
Ccoperohve
Extensfcm- Service
goes off
Call the power
company
Ask how long power
WIII be off
1. 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
POUK
(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
Vacation
Short vacations. . .
Moving. . .
No need
to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items. If your refrigerator is equipped
with an automatic
ice maker, 1) turn it off; 2) shut off
the water supply to the ice maker; 3) empty the ice
bin.
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
reach...do not allow
the refrigerator when
blocked open. They
Injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator,
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of a child’s
children near
the doors are
may become
see “Using Your Refrigerator.”
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
COOL-LINE@
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 151.
If you need service or
assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before
2. If you need assistance*...
calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of a?y kind.
If your refrigerator
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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?
If there is a rattling or jingling
famillar sounds:
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noise, or other un-
Is something on top or behind the refrigerator making 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.
If your ice maker will not operate:
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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? 1swater getting to the
ice maker?
If there is water in the defrost pan:
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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:
. Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
If a bulb is burned out:
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See instructions for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
light bulbs on page
6,
If the motor seems to run too long:
Is the condenser, behind the refrigerator, free of dust
and lint?
l On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer.
l If the door
has been opened a lot, or if a large
amount of food has been put in, the motor will run
longer to cool down the interior
Remember: Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature
of the room, setting of the
controls.
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 compatiment. All this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one.
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Call Whlrlpool COOL-LINE@ 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
sultant can instruct you in how
operation from your appliance
sary, recommend
a qualified
your area.
3.
Consultants. The Conto obtain satisfactory
or, if service is necesservice company
in
If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE@
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United
States. To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE service
assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOIJSEHOLDMAJORSERVICE
h REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
MAJOR-
OR
APPUANCESREPAIRING
6 PARTS
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH.CARE SERVICE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE
SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple.
999.9999
COMPANIES
999.9999
COMPANIES
OR
WASHING
MACHINES.
6 IRONERS-SERVICING
DRYERS
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH.CARE
SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999.9999
COMPANIES
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. 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 complete description of the problem. This information is
needed in order to better respond to your request for
assistance.
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Making your world a little easier.
Part No. 1106130
01986 Whirlpool Corpdration
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