top mount refrigerator models rtd2300, rtd2100, rtd1900, rtd19eo

TOP MOUNT
REFRIGERATOR
MODELS
RTD2300,
RTD2100,
RTD1900,
RTD19EO,
RTF1900
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Page
About Your May_ag ...............................................................................................
For Future
Reference
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Consumer
Publications
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Installation
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General
Features
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1
1
1
2
3
Operating
the Refrigerator
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• "l_m_perature Controls ..................................................................................
• Energy" Saver Switch ....................................................................................
• Warm Cabinet Surfhces ...............................................................................
4
4
Adjusting
the Refrigerator
and Freezer
Interiors
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• Refrigerator
Interior ....................................................................................
Sure-Lock Shelves ...................................................................................
Door Bins .................................................................................................
4
4
5 6
5
5
5
Keepers ....................................................................................................
• Freezer Interior ............................................................................................
Freezer Shelves .......................................................................................
5
6
6
Speeial Storage
Areas ...........................................................................................
• Crispers .........................................................................................................
• Meat/Cheese
Drawer ...................................................................................
• Wine Rack .....................................................................................................
6-8
6
• Covered Dairy Compartment
......................................................................
• Egg Cradle ....................................................................................................
Energy
Saving Tips ...............................................................................................
Food Storage
Tips .................................................................................................
• Fresh Food Storage ......................................................................................
° Frozen Food Storage ....................................................................................
• Food Storage Chart ......................................................................................
Ice Service ..............................................................................................................
• T_st Ice Cube Trays ....................................................................................
• Automatic Ice Maker ...................................................................................
7
7
8
8 11
8-9
9
10-11
12
12
12
Care and Cleaning ................................................................................................
• Refrigerator
Exterior and Interior ...............................................................
• Cleaning Under the Refrigerator
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• Cleaning the Condenser.
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• Cleaning the Defrost Pan .............................................................................
• Replacing the Interior Lights ......................................................................
• Cleaning Chart .............................................................................................
Non-Use Periods ....................................................................................................
• Vacations .......................................................................................................
13-14
13
13
13
13
13
14
15
1,5
° Moving ..........................................................................................................
Important
Personal
Safety Instructions
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To Avoid Unnecessary
Service Calls ..................................................................
Warranty
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15
15
16
]7
ABOUT
YOUR
(2mgratulations
MAYTAG
FOR FUTURE
on your choice of' a Maytag
re[rigerator! As you llSe VOIIFnc\v refrigerator
we
kr)ow _ou will appreciate the many [eatures that
provide
exeelhmt
convenience
perfbrmanee,
case o[ cleaning,
and dependabilit)-.
It is impo,_ant
to understand
how your new
r{'ffigerator operates before xou use it. On the
fbllox_dng pages }ou wili find"
a wealth of
i_formation
regarding
refrigerator.
all aspects
REFERENCE
For _hture reference we suggest 5o,, retain this
mmmal after recording the model numbe_; serial
mm_ber (six numbers and two letters) and
rex4sion mmJ3er
provided below.
of this refrigerator
This iM))rmation
('an be
sticker located
refrigerator
f{)llIld
till
in tile spaces
t]'R'
data
at the top front interior
eompartment.
o[ the
(See example
below.)
of your
B}' following the Mstmctions
carefhl[),
you will be able to }ully enjoy and
properly
maintain
MAYTAG
your M_fftag refrigerator.
tlEWTON
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IA
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Should you have an} questions about using yollr
Ma}tag reffigerato< contact us, Be stnv to
prmJde the model and serial nmnbers
refrigerator,
MAYTAG CONSUMER
of your
Model Number
EDUCATION
Serial Number
ONE DEPENDABIIJTY
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NE\VI?ON, I()V_)_ ,51)208
(515) 791-8911
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NOTE:
5tmlCentralTime)
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For sePdce
see pages
and warrant\
Revision
Number
information
16 17,
CONSUMER
PUBLICATIONS
Vor mow infk}rmatioli about appliances, order the f'ol!oxx_ng items from Ma)lag tit the prices indicated.
Send your name. address, booklet title, filrm number and payment to: Ma)lag (2resumer
Education, One
Dep(m(labili!)
Square, Newton, IA 50208. Allow "1-6 weeks [i}r {](qRelT,
Appliance
Bn}_ng (;uides
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21 ]YG
212YG
I)ishwashel"
Electric
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213YG
Range
214YG
(;as Range -- 215YG
tleI'rigerator
-- 276YG
Before _2}u Call (avoidil]g mme{:essa,'v
servic{ calls) -- z()6YG ............................................. 50C
El'_el]4")-Savings Tips -- 3,92YG ...............................................................................................
50¢
PAGE 1
INSTALLATION
Remove and discalx] cantilever shelf" packing
clips ]ocated just above each shelfwhe_> it hooks
onto the frame. To remme plastic clips, :_dggle
tile clips sideways and pull straight out.
Locating
Your
TURN CLOCKWISE
TO
RAISE CABINET
CORNER
Refrigerator
l. Allow a free tlow of air through
grille.
the front base
Your model should not be iitstalled where
TURN
COUNTERCLOCKWISETO
LOWER CABINET
CORNER
the
room temperatm'e
x_411go below 55 degrees
F., beea
:_" isc' it will not ruli t're(t,,e,_tl } enough
to maintain proper temperature
in the freezer.
,
For ease of installation,
you should leave a
space of about I/2 inch [)etx_een the
refrigerator
and adjacent wails or c_Ninets. If'
the refrigerator
is pIaeed with the hinge side
against a wall. you may want to have
additional space so the" door can be opened
wider.
Important
Information
the
front
rollers:
1. Remove the base grille by_gras.l_in_
.......the ends,
liter and pull out.
'I
"Ik_level the refrigerator, use a screwdriver
and turn roller adjusting screws clockwise to
raise the cabinet or eountercloelG:4se
to lower
the cabinet.
To replace, center the clips in the cut-out
areas and push in until the base grille smq)s
into plaee.
Connecting
the
Appliance
WAKNING:
This appliance is designed to
operateon a nominal 115 volt, 15 amp, 60 cycle
line,
There shouldbe a separate,
grounded"
circuit se_vh:g this appliance only. Do not use :m
extensioi:
cord.
This appliance is equipped :_4th a three pronged
gr{mnding plug for :,'our protection against
possible electrk_a] shock hazards. It must b, •
plugged into a grounding receptacle. Where a
standard two-prong wall receptacle is
encountered,
it is the personal responsibilit 3 and
obligation of the customer to haxe it replaced
_ith a properly grounded three-prong
wall
receptacle. Do notunder any cireumstmiees,
eut
or remove the third (ground) prong fi'om the
power cord. Do not use an adapter plug.
©
PAGE
2
to
raise the rear of the cabinet, we suggest
rolling the rear wheels onto a piece of
ply, rood or other shim material.
.
cleaning. The front rollers are adjustable and
should be positioned so the refrigerator
sits
firmly on the floor and is level.
_2.
If the floor is not level and it is necessa,_'
Leveling
_7,ur refrigerator is equipped with front and back
rollers so it can be moved away from the wall for
To adjust
3. It is not neeessarv to lock the refrigerator it_
place, tloweve_; {f that is desirable, turn one
or both of the lockh_g {bet clockwise. They are
located near the f'r(mt wheels.
GENERAL
FEATURES
Adjustable
Shelves
Freezer
Freezer
Light
Bins
Ice Cube
Trays
Keeper
Ice
Controls
2 Dairy
Compartments
Energy
Switch
Lighting
Meat
Drawer
Cradle
Keeper
Glass
Shelves
ustable
Door Bins
\
Crispers
Adjustable
Front Rollers
Base Grille
Fc.atures vai) according to model.
PAGE 3
OPERATING
THE REFRIGERATOR
Temperature
Controls
Your new refdgerator
has lavo controls: one (br the refrigerator comparhnent
and one f}n_the fYeezer
compartment,
Both controls are up-float, located at the top front of the refrigerator compartment,
To
adjust the controls, grasp the underside of"the control and tunl.
REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER
RIIDtIC$S
MOISTIaRE
SAVES
_NKRGY
9-COLDEST
Initial
Setting
REFRIGEIE_TOR
I-COLDEST
of the
Controh
Controls
This control
Refrigerator
too warm--Tun_
the
refiigerator
control to the next higher
nmnbe_: For example, turn the control
5to6.
}tits
settings from 1 (warmest) to 9 (coldest). Initi'_ly
set this control
at 5. The refrigerator
may run
fin" several hours when you first start it. This is
Refrigerator
too cold
Turn the
refdgerator
control to the next lower
mm_ber, For example, turn the control
5 to4.
llorma].
FREEZER
Control:
This eontrol has settings
from A (warmest) to 1 (coldest) Initially set
this control
at E.
NOTE: The coldest freezer setting (I) is
recommended
for short term use only*,
l
/
Let the refrigerator
run at least 8 to 12
hours before adding food. A day or so after
adding {bod_ you may decide one or both
compartments
should be colder or warmer. If so,
adjust the control(s) as instructed below.
Adjusting
Controls
the
Temperature
the temperatuw
to stabilize bef'(n'e resetting.
Changing either control will have some effect on
the temperat, m" of the other compartment.
too warm--Turn
the freezer
control to the succeeding
example, turn the control
letter. For
from E to E
Freezer
too cold
Turn the freezer
to the preceding letter. For example,
the control from E to D.
PAGE 4
Energy
Saver
from
Switch
This switch operates a heater that helps k('ep
moisture from t))rming on the outside of the
refrigerator:
To Use:
1. Move the s_ite]t to the "REDUCES
MOISTURE"
position only when moistm'e
fbrms on the outside of the refrigerator
The
red indicator light is on when the sx_qtch is in
tiffs position.
Except when starting the refrigerator,
do not
change
either
contrnl more than one
nmnber
or letter at a time. Allow 24 horn's for
Freezer
The
from
control
turn
2. Move the switch to the "SAVES ENEtlGY"
position
when the humidity
the enerD'
Warm
needed
Cabinet
to operate
is low to sa_e on
the refrigerator.
Surfaces
Some portions (d the cabinet may be warm to
the touch. This is a normal f'n,lction of the
refrigerator a4fieh helps prevent moistme
condensing on the cabinet, This condition
more noticeable when .VOll tlrSt start your
reffigerato¢
dudng hot weather and after
excessive or lengthy door openings,
from
will be
ADJUSTING
Refrigerator
THE REFRIGERATOR
Door
Interior
Sure-Lock
}})od storage needs. Never attempt
shelf that is loaded with food.
the
refrigerator
to adjust
FREEZER INTERIORS
Bins
The pick-off refiigerator
door bins are adjustable
and can be easily removed, They are a complete
bin, so items may be carried in the bin without
Shelves
The refrigerator
shelves are adjustable, allowing
you to arrange the shelving to fit your fiunily's
1b remove
AND
i_dling out,
a
To remove
the door
bins:
Lift the bin straight up. Tip out the bottom
the bin and pull out the bin.
shell':
of
i
[
1. Grasp the shelf at the front with one hand and
push _q) under
hand.
the shelf back with the other
2. Lift the shelf straight out.
To replace
To replace
the
refrigerator
1. Keeping
the shelf horizontal,
Insert the top hooks first. Then push in and
down.
shelf.'
guide the three
support tabs into the slots in the shelf
supports at the rear of the cabinet,
position. Make sure the shelf is securely
locked into position before loading it with
{ood.
Drawer
Shelf:
The shelf that hohts the MeatJeheese
Keepers
Some refrigerator door bins have "keepers" to
secure bottles a_M containers. The keepers will
2. Lower the shelf until the tabs lock into
Meat/Cheese
the door bins:
help prevent items fl'om tipping
the door is opened and shut,
or }'alling when
On adjustable door |)ins, lift the keeper slightly
to slide |rom side to side. On ['ixe(t door bins,
simply slide the keeper
fYom side to side.
drawer
I
can be placed in one of three positions. When
a@_sting this shell remove the Meat/Cheese
drawer and look at the back wall of the drawer
l)'ame, It is neeessary
for the air inlet tube at
the back of the refrigerator
to line up at the
top, middle
back of the
or bottom of the air slots in the
Meat/Cheese
drawer
frame for
the temperature
control
to work properly.
Set the temperature
control to the coldest
position when positioning the Meat/Cheese
drawer, Once the shelf has been adjusted,
replace
desired
the drawer and set the control
setting see page 7).
If not positioned
shelf below the
to the
eorreetl);
items on the
drawer
may tYeeze.
PAGE 5
Freezer
Freezer
Interior
Shelves
The freezer shelves {'an be adjusted to am" {}f
f'our positions to acc{mml{}date the fbod l£)ad.
"lb remove
tile shelf:
SPECIAL
STORAGE
AREAS
Crispers
There are two crisper drawers in yore Maytag
re}'rigerator. The Varl Crispers
{illox_the
amount of m{}isture in the drawer to t)e
1. I_ifTup on th{' sh{'lf and push to the right,
{'ontrolled
For storing fi_fits {}rx egetables.
2. Tilt the left side of the shelf up and remove.
Setting
the
To replace
M{}ve tile slide control to "FttUITS"
f{}r a low
moisture enviro]unc]lt
aud to 'VEGETABI_ES"
the shelf:
1. Tilt the shelf and insert the right rod ends int{}
the upper portion of the o})]ong holes in the
fie{,zer wall.
Vari
Crisper
Control
for high moisture,
2. I,ower the left side of the shelf and insert into
FRUITS
the obl{nlg holes on the letT side, Make smc
the shelf" is s_:(!ure hot'ore loading.
To remove
_
VEGETABLES
the Crisper
Drawers:
l. Pull out to the stop position.
2. Tilt tip the drawer
To replace
fix}nt and pull out.
the Crisper
Drawers:
1. Align the dr_aver rollers
2. Lift the drawer
To remove
1, Remove
in the tracks.
fi'{}nt and push in,
the Crisper
the crisper
Shelf."
drawers.
2. Caret'ullv remoxe the glass insert, tleach
from the underside and tilt up.
in
3. Lift the front of the crisper shelf and pldl out,
It may be necessa] T to remove the lo,a er
rehigerator
s}l{']_,es so the crisper
shvlf can bc
tilt{'d ti}r removal.
To replaee
Reverse
shelt2
PAGE 6
the Crisper
Shelfi
the pr{_ee(lllre fbr remoxing
the {rispcr
Meat/Cheese
Drawer
Fresh
nleat
m_at,
luncheon
and
cheese
need
to
storing one liter ctmtainers
he stored ilt die coldest part o[the refrigeraor
to maLximize storage time. The Meat/Cheese
drawer
t)ecatlSe
provides
the
To regulate
Temperature
Control
the amount o[ cold air entering
Meat/Cheese
slide control
side of
any refrigerator shelI_ engage its rear ,oteh to
theshelf hack comer and lay the bottle on the
rack.
the drawer.
Setting
of soda.
To use the wiltc rack_ fit it ahmg either
these colder temperatures
the fleezer
is diweted
into
tti! [i-ol't_
wine rack allows proper storage without taking
ut) \a[uahle shelf space. It m_w also he use(t for
the
drmver, move the temperature
Set the slide control to the
"DELl/CHEESE"
(right) position for storage of"
luncheon meat mid cheese. Set the slide control
to the "FREStt
MEAT" (left) position to provide
the lowest temperature
for ficsh meat storage.
NOTE:
If the
shelf holding
drawer
is not positioned
the Meat/Cheese
correctly,
ilems
on
the shelf below the drawer
nmy freeze.
Refer to page 5 on how to position
the
shelf,
Covered
Dairy
The butter
dish is located
daily compartments,
FRESH MEAT _
To remove
the
DELl iCHEESE
Meat/Cheese
Compartments
in one of the covered
Use this area to store either
butter or margarine or other dair) products,
use, raise the cover,
qb
Drawer:
I. Pull out to the stop position.
2. Tilt up the drawer
To replace
front aml pull out.
the Meat/Cheese
1, Align the drawer
2. Lift the drawer
Gallon Door
models)
Drawer:
rollers in the tracks,
front and push in.
Storage
The door bins are large enough
O .....
(select
Egg
Cradle
Th_ _egg cradle can be placd on a M'rigerator
shelf or stored in a door bin, It holds it "dozenplus" eggs.
to hoht a gallon
of milk or juice.
Wine
Corked
Rack
(select
wines should be st.red
models)
in a horizontal
position to keep the cork moist. This prevents air
from getting into the wine and spoiling it. The
PAGE
7
ENERGY
SAVING
TIPS
FOOD
Fresh
Locate the refrigerator away from heat
producing applianees such as tile range or
dishwasher, heat vents and direct sunlight.
i.
Let hot dishes coo! slightly betk_re putting
the refrigerator or freeze:r.
into
6. Clean the refrigerator
condenser coils eve U
8-4 months, more often if you have pets (see
page 13).
Wipe moisture from the outside of eontainers
befi_re plaeing them into the refrigerator.
8. Set tile Energ T Saver switch to the "SAVES
ENEIIGY'" position unless moisture forms on
the outside of the refrigerator.
9. Avoid opening
temperature
temperature,
5, Cover liquids.
.
Food Storage
optinmm
3. Keep the freezer filll to near capaei_' so less
cold air will escape during door openings.
When less than two thirds f_ll, place milk
cartons half fi_ll of water in the freezer.
4_
TIPS
The tYesh fbod compartment
ofa refi'igerator
should be kept bem_een 34°F and 40°F with an
l,eveI the refrigerator and do not block
ventilation around the front grille.
5,
STORAGE
of 37°E To cheek the
pIace art appliance
thermometer
in
a glass of water and place in the center of' the
refrigerator. Check after 24 hours. If the
temperature
explained
is above 40°F adjust the controls
as
on page 4.
Avoid overcrowding
the refrigerator
Overcrowding
reduces the circulation
arom_d the food and results in uneven
Leave breathing
space around
shelves.
of air
cooling.
food containers
for best cooling resuhs.
The storage requirements
for different foods
vary' depending on flle temperature
and
moisture
Chart
needed.
Refer
to the Food
on pages
10-11
for approximate
Storage
storage times. To mNntain the best possible
quality_ keep the following considerations
in mind:
the doors too often.
Meat
and
Cheese
• 'Ib maximize storage time store these items in
the Meat/Cheese
drawer, t_efer to page 7 for
temperature
Fruits
settings.
and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture
to help keep frtfits and vegetables fresh, The
Vari Crisper allows the moisture level to be
adjusted depending on what is stored in the
crisper. Generall> fruits need low moisture
and vegetables need high moisture, t{efer to
page 6 f?Jrsetting the control.
• Fruit and vegetable quality affects the length
of storage. Quali_ can vaU from item to item,
variety to variety and season to season+ For
example, a rainy growing season can cause
lettuce to be brown when purchased or brovm
more quickly. Sort fruits and vegetables before
storage and use bruised or soft items first.
Discard those shox,Angsigns of decay.
PAGE 8
° When
storing vegetables,
the crispers
will
Packaging
per[brm better if they are at least two-thirds
fhll. If they are less than tavo-thirds th[1, always
store vegetahles in plastic bags or airtight
containers to reduce moisture loss.
• While vegetables need a certain amount of
moisture to remain fresh, too much moisture
can shorten storage times {espeekdly lettuee).
Be sm'e the vegetables are well drained before
storing. It may Mso be helptid to place a Iayer
of paper towels in the bottom of the bag to
all_i
Dairy
excess
tooist!lFe,
° \Vhen freezing fruits and vegetables
fresh, top-quality products.
vapor-proof
Some good choices
select
• Most dairy foods such as milk, cream,
and cottage
cheese
sour
hax,e freshness
dates
on their cartons for appropriate
length of
storage, Store these [hods in the original carton
and ref)igerate
immediately
after purehasing
and each use. Close carton lids tightly to keep
out air and odors.
° Occasionally mold x_411develop on tile surface
of hard cheeses (Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan).
The moldy areas can be trimmed
out o["the packages as possible and be sure
they are tightly sealed. Trapped air ean cause
the food to do_ out, change color am! develop
an off-flavor (freezer bunQ.
Fresh meats and poult U can be left in the
store wr_q)ping when freezing for less than two
cheese
away and the
wiI1 still be flavorful and saib
Loading
the
thawed.
Freezer
° Avoid adding too much warm food to the
freezer at one time. Tl-fis overloads the freezer,
slows the rate of fi>ezing and can raise the
temperatme
of alma@ frozen fi)ods.
° Place tile packages in the coktest part of the
freezer first (against the walls or bottom of the
compartment}
to insure the food fi*eezes as
quickly as possible. Leave atlittle space
between tile packages so cold air (:an circulate.
° Avoid storing hard-to-freeze
foods such as ice
cream and orange juice on the freezer door
shelves. These foods are best stored in the
freezer interior where the temperature
less with door openings.
Frozen
Food
Storage
The fi'eezer compartment
freezer, place
an appliance
thermometer
between the frozen packages and cheek after 24
hours. A f?eezer operates inore efficiently when
it is at least two4hirds full. If not this full, it will
to fill milk cartons half IChllof water
and place them
Refer
10-11
Foods
That
Don't
Freeze
varies
Well
of a refrigerator
should be kept at ()°F or lower, qb check the
be helpful
and
are heavy-
duty aluminum fbiL {)eezer plastic wrap,
polyethylene-coated
freezer paper; freezer
bags or airtight containers.
Force as much air
that has completely
• Store butt(r and margarine in the Dai U
Compartments
{bund in the refi-igerator doo_t
remaining
to eat.
Freezing
wccks. For longer storage, ovev, vrap with a
suitable freezer wrap. Do not refi'eeze meat
Food
cream
for
° Use a freezer wrap that is _dr-, moisture-
• Alwavs wrap odorous fbods such as onions and
cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other
fbods.
absorb
Foods
in the freezer.
to the Food Storage
Chart on pages
for approximate
storage
times. For/:he
best results when fi-eezing foods, fol!ow these
guidelines:
• Some toods cmmot be frozen sueeessfidly
because the freezing causes them to
deteriorate.
These include:
potatoes (unless mashed)
eream filIings
cooked egg whites
SOtlr
creaul
salad greens
luncheon meat
soft cheeses (cream, cottage,
mayonnaise
milk and ereaul
processed)
gelatin salads
bananas
citrus fruits
PAGE
9
Food
Storage
Chart
The fblloxxmg chine shows approximato
times can _ai)' depending
storage
storage
Refrigclnttor
Foods
D?HRY
times '_tbr \aM(ms refrigerat(,d
on the t),t,e of packaging
used and tho storage
and frozen [hods, Those
temperatures,
Freezer
Time
Time
Storage
Tips
PRODUCTS
P,uttor
1-2 weeks
69
Milk & cream
I week
_¢)t
(]it:'at/l
I--:2weeks
Not recommended
Wrap tightly, Some cheese fi)o(ls can be
stored tbr longer periods,
Cottage cheese
5-7 days
Not
Stow in oriRhmI carton.
datinfr.
ltard oboes(, (Swiss,
Cheddar& Parm('san)
I 2 months
Ma_ become
SOlll'
10 (tins
Not
F('COHIIIIUIId(?d
NOt
IX?(?OllllliOll([t'd
0h( _'se, chc('s(?
months
5;t( r(' onl\ell(re<d/ i%r immediate use i_Jthe
])all)
Conipartnlent,
\Vrap tif_htly or cover.
F(?t'OIIIII/('II(I(Rt
Check till' carton (tatin,_. (Tlosc tightly, l)ont
retrain rams(x[ portions to original (x)iltaincr
Don't frl,,,ze cr(.am mil(,ss wllippcd.
spr('ad & oh( ('so fbod
CFt_4I[H
r('eommelJ(lcd
crHmblv
Check
Wrap tightly. Cut offmold
the sm'}"<lc(,.
tlw carton
if it devcIops
o_1
Store in the ori_iilal carton.
Check tile car_(m
dating.
EGCS
]
Ef_gs in the shell
L('Rox_q+xolks or
whites
FRESH
2-4 days
FRUITS
lh!fri_eratc
smallendsdo_n,
9 12 months
For _'ach cup of'yolks to be froze'n, add 1 tsp.
s_lgar t})r use in swcot, or 1 lsp, salt for non .....
swc('t dis]ies.
Bipe,i t,g,fhl,its
is _ v.cd v " gorali ,n E×cui
_dth the cnnh'o] /hi t}w [gr{ti{s"
S_&tt_
Apples
Banmms,
pears
&
1 month
6
3-5 days
6q2
r
x,
12 u_onths
months
avocados
Cih'us
fruits
6-12 months
1-2 weeks
Rip(m at room t_,mperatm'u
be{bre
re'{'ifi_or0,lhig,
t=lalmn<_ls {lltt] avocados
Not 1x?(,o!lllllt_lld(td
&5 days
6-I2 m(mths
P('acIws, nectarines,
plunls & apri,:ots
612
Pine_q>ples,
6-12 months
cut
months
\V]l_yll
C1G'spcr I{o
May also store at 6(') -A)°b."If' refrigerated,
Ill
ICOVtT!'(?d,
Store Coy( r(({ or in tile
pl-_W('llt ]l/oisDlrO ]oss+
Vari Crisper
l4_ipori tit rooll! t('niperaturc
r_fi-igeratmg.
to
before
Will not ripen after purciiasc.
avoid fluthor deterioration.
[se
(.<(ugtimW(]
PAGE 10
will
r( ['ri_erated.
Stow covered or hi the Vari
prev(.nt moisture
loss.
S( OF(¢
Crapes
t ,d, s{o,{, if,dis in lht. Vari (?,'isl_._
May also store unripe or hard apples at 60
7(Y'F.
darkon
Berries & oherries
, ,
_gr
quickly to
0_
tiv._t ])a_i'
Food
Storage
Chart
(continued)
Refrigerator
Time
Foods
Freezer
Time
SjII(X_
FRESH
VEGETABLES
x U_('[_])]CS
I<{'IltLIJl]
fl
OSII
Storage
T(IIIg,('S_
ill
_1
lll(liS[
PIl\iIOltlll{qt[,
t!l{'\
Tips
d_o,ld bc stored in the Vari
{;ri_p,,__id_ the (ontml on the "'Vc!._{'tah
cs "s{'tth g. It tD' clispP,_ :m. "ull. story ,, _ctabh s m
l)]asth
]la F, or pl_:,th
ccmt:ti_,r,;
to i._,s i,itt nv,}islure
]ms
AsparaMls
2:3 days
8-12 months
l)on't wash bctb]'{' ref'ri1('rati]t_.
crisper.
13russcls spr{_uts 6(
broccoli
3 5 days
8-I2 mouths
\Vrap {_d{_r{>ustb{}ds & ]('[Hg{,rate in th{' urispcr,
Cdbba_Z- &cclcrv
1-2 weeks
Not rc'commcnded
Wrap odorous
Canliilowcr
& stmp
] week
8-12 inorlths
Wrap (}d{}rous f'oo(ls & reiiig{'rate
i]i ill{' {']ist}{'l.
2 _ ccks
8-12 months
Remov{" tops. Wrap odorous
rcfri_erat{
in the crisp( r.
3-5 days
8-12 months
l,eavc
in l}{_(ts& r(,I]-igerate.
1 week
Not r{'c{mmtemhx!
Wash.
Drain well. RefriRcratu
Storu iu th{,
foods & l>fi4_{q-atc in the c]'ispcr
bCilllS
C _iFFCdS,
}O,I'.S ]lips.
}cots, radishes
&
to(}(ts a.d
tl u-nips
Greta,
peas & lima
b¢,alL_;
l,ettucc & other salad
,_1"eO1
ill the crisper.
IS
Onions,
}Ireel;
:3-5 da_.s
8-12 ..mths
\Vrap odorous
foods & rcf'rigeratc
in CdSl)cr
Peppers
& cucumb{>rs
] wcck
8-12 months
Wrap (}{1orous }k}ods & rc{'rigeratc
in c]ispc]'.
FRESH
POULTRY
(hm be k(pt
& FISH
Chickeli
Tnrkey, duck & goose
1-2 da_s
1-2 (ta:,'s
6 12 montl)s
"_-BlllOIlt]lS
Fish
I-'2 days
1 2 inonths
FREStt
in its ori_!ina] i}acka_in_ f{}r
Pla{'c in the Meal/(_heesc
drawer with c{nltrol (m t]ic "FllESIt
MEAT"
setting. VChen ficcziu_ lom4{.'r Ilmu 2 weeks,
ovcrwrap with suilable ffe{"z{'r wrap.
re'[rig{'rati{m.
MEATS
Bc('f, ground
B(ef, roast & st{ al<
1-2 days
4-6 months
:3-5daks
9-12 mouths
Pork
3-5 (ta\ s
6-9 months
Can b{' kept in original j}ackaghlg f'or
rcf'rigeration,
Place in the Meat!(;hccsc
dr0P,v(!r wit]] coim'ol {hi the "'FRF2SII MEAT"
S{ ttiI'_,
_VhoFl
{'r{:'t'zill!{
oveD._'rap wit[-i suitabl_'
Veal
:3-5 days
Sausage ground
12 days
1 23inotaths
Lamb
3-5 days
9-12 mo.flis
PROCESSED
4-6
( t_l\S
1 n]outh
l'r{}cessed m(:,ats should b{" tightly wrapped
and stored in the MeatlCheese
di'aw('r with
the control
7 (]a_s
2 weeks
Haln, whole
7 days
5 {tai's
3 {tak's
i-3 months
I-3 months
3-5 clays
Not recommended
half*
slices
°S_*u]'_P_:
1/t (_it'[
s]nokc(]
Umt{,d
Slab's
2, v/{?cks,
IlIollt}ls
F];mkf_trters
Sausage,
thalt
{'r(,(.z{>r"_Vy_Ip,
MEATS
7
I,_IIII(rhtX)H
io!lgcr
l)ppartt/tci{t
ih]m':
setting,
1-2 m{mths
7 days
<}f \/_k
()i] the "DELIICtlEESE"
Uno
}oll(xt,
Ilia}
)('
Not ri'{X)Mlilioll(]c{t
}gum
Mal!,,_ til _ It slil]llc
(2{x}pi,t:/_h{,
vaC!lllil'_-p0.cked
humh{,tm
lil{';t.{
kept up to 2 ',recks.
..............
[,]%l<,t!xi<inSi t'tri{'t '
]{>'_t;t Slate
tiilit{
r-dl_
PAGE 1
ICE SERVICE
Twist Ice Cube
(select models)
Trays
Ymr refiigerator
may come equipped with twist
ice cube tra\s and a storage bin. 71) release
frozen cukis hold the trays upside down over tile
storage bin and twist both ends.
After your refi'igeraor
has been
the water supply, move the wire
the douql position. This udll start
The ice maker will fill udth water
hooked up to
lever arm into
its operation.
when the
fl'eeT.er reaches the proper temperature.
With
a neMy instMled refrigerator this could take up
to '24 hours.
Discard al! die cubes fi-om the first two or
three batches made, These initial batches of
ice cubes ma,_ be irregular
discolored.
in shape and
• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal tot
several cubes to be joined together at the ends.
Thes can easily be broken apart. The ice
ma!,£er ud!! col;throe to make ice until the
s_pply of ice cubes raises the wire lever arm_
strutting the ice maker off"
• To manually stop the operation of the' ice
maker, move tile wire lexer arm into the up
position.
,, Certain sounds may accompany the various
operating cycles of"the k:e maker:
Automatic
(select
buzzing of the water valve
rumaing of the water as the tray ('ills
rattling of ice cubes l:alling into an empty
ice bin
Ice Maker
models)
If your refrigerator is equipped with an
automatic ice lllaker, there are some things to
keep in mind about its operation:
......... 'lllllllllllll I
• If tile ice is not used frequentl}; t!!e ice cubes
will become cloudy, shdnk, stick together and
taste stale. Emp_"the
ice storage bin
periodically and wash it in lukewarm water: Be
sure to dry' the bin before replacing it.
• To remo\ e the ice hi,, pull it tbm'ard_ away
from the ice maker. To avoid the ice maker
dmnpit*g ice while the bin is returned,
ice maker o|'f by lifting the wire lever
turn tile
• 3b replace tile ice bin, re;erse t!te above
procedure.
Turn the ice maker (m by lowering
the wire arm.
I
IIIIII
III
• Beverage and fbods s!,ould not be placed in
the ice storage !)ilL for quick chilling. These
items can block the wire lever arm, causing the
ice maker to malfm_etion.
PAGE 12
CARE AND
CLEANING
Refrigerator
Interior
Exterior
and
lletbr to the chart on the next page when
cleaning the refrigerator.
To replace
the de]¥ost
pan:
1, Position the side flanges to fit over the slide
rails mid press dox_ql on the eenter of the pan
to snap in place.
2, Replace
the base grille.
CAUTION:
Disconnect
tile power cord beff)re
cleaning. Also, do not touch refrigerated
surfaces with wet or damp hands. Damp objects
stick to cold metal surfaces. Before cleaning the
freezer, al!ow it to warm up. Mlow glass shelves
to warm up before immersing in warm water.
NOTE: The drain plug is located under the
crisper drawers on the bottom of the
refrigerator compartment.
Pull str_dght up to
remove. If it becomes clogged, remove and
flush the drain line ,Mth baking soda and hot
water. This water x_411drain into the defrost pan.
(See below for cleaning the defrost pan.)
Replacing
CAUTION:
replacing
Cleaning
Under
Refrigerator
protection
the
the
Interior
Disconnect
light bulb(s).
Lights
the power cord before
Wear gloves as
against possible
broken
glass.
]
I
Refrigerator
5_mr refrigerator can
the floor underneath.
roller locks (see page
straight out from the
Cleaning
the
The area around
be rolled out ffor cleaning
Simply un!ock the front
2). Pull the refrigerator
wall.
should be
cleaned every 3-4 months for ef_'icient operation
(clean more ()i}en if"there are pets in the home).
"Ib do so, first unplug the refrigerator. Then
thoroughly vaenuln the dirt and lint from the
front and open end of the coudenser. The
condenser can be reached through the right
front base opening. See page :2 for removing the
base grille.
Cleaning
the
Defrost
Pan
The defrost water drains into a shallow pan
heneath the cabinet and evaporates. This pan
should be cleaned periodically with warm sndsv
water.
To remove
1. Remove
the
defrost
To replace
1. Unplug
Condenser
the condenser
The refrigerator
lights arc located
behind the temperature
controls.
pan:
the base grille (see page 2).
the re|Mgerator
directly'
bulb(s):
the refrigerator.
2. Unscrew the bulb and replace
appliance bulb,
with a 40 watt
Freezer
The freezer light is located
of the freezer compartment.
1b replaee
the freezer
1. Unplug
the refiqgerator.
in the upper
pol_ion
bulb:
2. Using two hands, spread eaeh side of the light
cover outward arm pull to the front to remove.
,3. IYnscrew tile bulb xd_en cool and replace
with a standard 40 watt appliance bulb.
it
4. Push the right side of the light cover towaM
the back of the freezer, engaging the tab in
the slot. Then push the lef} side toward the
back, engaging the ]eft tab in the slot.
2. Lif} the pan up and pull out.
PAGE 13
Refrigerator
Cleaning
Cleaning
Chart
Agents*
r dif_q_ent
cleaning agents are recommended
ft. the various parts of Ma_lag reffif_erators.
fi)llo_ing brand names may h{4p you mak{:' an appropria{e sele(ti{m:
The
_'l_.lll_
I. Mild a!)rasixe cleaners such as Bon Ami, Sol}. Scrub, Bar Keepers
2. Mild liquid sprays such as Fantastik, Formula 409.
3. (;lass cleaner such as Windex, Glass Plus.
4. Applhmc{. w_x such as Jubilee.
l;'riend, (:ameo.
DO NOT USE abrasive cleansing powders such as Comet or Zu{I, soap-filled scoudng pads like S.O.S. or
Bri]lo exeepi when indicated.
See pages 5-7 on how to remove and rep]a{'c speeit]c parts,
Refrigerator
Pal_
Cleaning
Agents
Base grill{?
Soap mvd water
Mil_I liquid st)rays
\'acuun:_ eh:'ane,:
attachment
(£ondenser
\_t&'IVlII)I eleaner
Tips
So&p
pan
av](t
The area around the e{}n(h?Hs{,r shot]ld ])e clean{xl e_erv
3 4 months tbr {'t}_eient operation (elean vnoH, often if"
there are pets in the home). See p_tlv, 13 for more
ivd{)rmati(m.
wafe'r
See ])af{e 15 vm how Iv}r{'mm e aBd replace.
Door handl{ s
Soap and water
MI]{t liquid sprays
Painted metal surfi_ces:
Cabinet doors
Soap and water
Mild liquid spr:i*_rs
Appliance xwLx "
Bldek dee{}rator
(;]ass cleaners
Soft, clemL lint-flee cloth
(cotton diaper or
eheeseeI{}th)
panels
and Precautions
Remove the base grill{, I)x Irasphvg the elids lit} avid
pull out/Vw repIaee, c( nti?]£the ('lips iv, the cut-old areas
and push m
•
until the l}ase _rille
y
snaps into place.
attachment
I)eth}st
Exterior
Refrigerator
Wax at least once a year. I)o not wax plastic
parts,
or _inv]
The fi.41owhl_<lass cleaners {.lean these panels best
without strc_12:ing; (;lass Plus, S.O.S. {;],ss Clea, er, The
Works Glass {:leaner and Glassmates \Vipvs °, I)o not
use paper towels or s{vi[ed c]{}ths tvewaus(i panels cm
ser:ffch easily.
& Freezer
Interior
Door gasket
Baking soda and wate_
Soap and water
Use 1-2 ta|}h!sp{xm.s l:}aking soda per quart of \va_er. Be
sure to \;ring out exeess water from Sl){mge or cloth
when cleani]Ug a]'v}tmd eontrols, lights-, or eleetH(..aI parts.
Glass shelves
Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mih] liquid sprays
Allow tile glass to warm up to rooln tenlperalure
before
immersing
in warfft water. Never i-is{ hot
water.
Mik] abra,dve cleaners
hvterior
and door liner
CrisAx_rs, door bins, e_
era{lie, sxa2neraek_
meat/cheese
Soap and water
Baldng soda and water
Soap and water
drawers, etc.
\Vire sl_elvestba.skets
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays.
°Brand names of eleani_.g agents are trademarks
PAGE 14
See above for baking soda solution.
DO NOT use abrasM> {']e;mers, concentrated
{tetergents
bleaches
cleanin_ waxes, solxents
cleaners to elem'_ the rehigerator
interior.
{}1'tile respective
m mul{2vetm'ers.
or polish
NON-USE
PERIODS
Vacations
Moving
Kvou will bc gone _br a month or less, leave the
controls at the usHa[ settings.
\Vh(?ll lnoving,
f()IlOWsteps _(t m_(lcr Vacations.
in addition, remove and caret)ally pack any it(ml,_
that are easily, removabl('. Ship the reffigerator
m
I)m'hl_
l()ng_r absen(:es:
ml upriglat positiot_ with th( doors taped strut,
a/ rem,}xe all food,
1)) slmt ot]" Lhv ice mak_r (if'instaH(:d)
and the
valve wh¢'re .v°u tapped into the wat(r
to supply fl_e refi'igerator,
(')
(]Js('omlect
the
electrical
outlet.
rcfrj_t_r.ator
from
d) oh:an and dl T thercffiEerator
includhlg the dcl)-ost pan,
t]_a
thoroughly
(') l_,a,,v the doors opeu to prevent
IMPORTANT
line
odors,
PERSONAL
SAFETY
1. To prevent possibilit) of hazard ([tie to
ul(x.trical shock, never plug the ref)'igerator
into a receptacle which has not been
,_r(_un(lcd adcquat(4y mid ill accor_lail(,e" wJt]l
the local and natiomd electrical codes. See the
grounding
insh_lctions
2, Uni)lu_ the wffigcrator
condenser or repl;tcin_
3. In case o{' power lid]rec,
openings.
(turatitm,
(m page 2,
beti)re
cleaning
the
a light bulb.
milfimize door
If"the power failure is of a long
protect the fbod bv placin_ blocks of
INSTRUCTIONS
4. Any electrical
:.e_Mcc cor(I thai becomes
fra) ed or (lama_cd
shoukt be immediately
repaired or rel)l _c,d. Never m@ug your
appliance b) 1)_dling on the po_u_r cord.
5. Yore" refi'igerator should not be operated
the presence (ff explosive f'mncs.
in
6. llcmove the doors f'rom am out-olLuse
r(_frig..nator to prevent
su}}})catioll.
7. Children
C]fi](] entrapment
and
should
not climb, han_ or staud on
the shrives of this refrigerator.
(tp, ice on top of'the ])ackag(-s or check with a
local frozen fb()(ls locker plat_t about
temporm)
stora,¢e. Frozen tbo(ls whict_ have
tllawcd
completely
sho_lld ,or be refiozen.
PAGE 15
TO AVOID
UNNECESSARY
Bet})re calling a service technician,
wittlout difficulty,
The refrigerator
won't
SERVICE
CALLS...
check the t)_llowil_g list fbr pc)ssit)k_ troubles
run
• the tentperaum'
control
turned
that you can remedy
_o "Off"
• the po'._ er cord ]lot phtg, gcd i_
• no power it th(' electrical ford
• the cileuithreakcl trippedoldie hous('lii_{'
blown
The
refrigerator
runs
too
• modern
hmg!too
aw Ta_g('r a_d
re_)'igerators
I'llll
COI([{q'.
• lm)hmgcd
•
[00
Ii][t!'tX
blocked
({O()l
_l)[){'IliT/_r5
* the' door not st alin_ (due to at pac'kag(
operation
NOTE:
• iim .ois('
Addhi0_
)ru_ide
(lI)(
d i .)_r_
im noved
] Li[lltg
q(?l
in the
mtd
commas
pcMi)_mart(e
I]I(_S
I/;1\
!3('
m_d_.l it wpla*x,d
Odor
ar*_ used
'l'h¢_lclk_rc.
i) II)I'(Y
Iiotic(
_d_[_
lo
normd
_
tlLatt
tin
.orma[
the (lehost
pan not i)_)sitio_led correc!l\
•
tilt'
tlo{
•
kk weak
(!a[_i_lc_
The
cabinet
cabinet
• odor
wall
%Vater
on the
under
Foods
dLw out
cabinet
•
of the
I('vt']
ti;(_ds :J_olfld }_e co_ er.d
producing
1 (}rnta[
or x_rapp('d
lmelis cleanil_g
pall ilceds cl(miin_
air
[low
t()r
cinldel/ser
the
• :l ilorillal
cabinet
* the def)'ost
dcl3"ost t'olictition
to ciiniHlvl
ilioistllt(.
pal'° n'dssill_ Or lio[ ])ositi(med
Lo
flY(' ({l'f]'f/_;t palt
prop_'rlx
• the' l_aCkag_.s _ot wrapped
(!r seali'd properl}
• the crisper ilol tightl) closed
light
not
The refrigerator
working
• tile !)nlh h_:'rl0d ()lit
compartment
ret¥1gerator
compartment
ton
compartment
IIO po\v(-r
_tt t}_('
<)uric{
° the rt'l)i_4erator ('()ntroI set too
° proIol_(,d door opeiihlgS
too
warm
The freezer
*lpell)
[](ior
fresh
°
Tim
door
* tile _at)in(_t _(_t level
• aweak floor
Water
on the back
food compartment
The
bottom
vibrates
floor
tm[din_
the
"
air from the cabinet
_lr a (olltaiacr
air 15_x_
•
• the interior
• (]_e defi'ost
Warm
nl_}re
door _>penings
" the base grille
Noisy
xxhi(.h ]e_[llirps
l'llllllill_ time to l}ro_ide 11101"t' S_;t!)]('
t(qlIppl'ktfAll'(_S
• the condensm
u('uds tie;rail g tsl'l' p_lg_' 11 )
• the co_trol set too cold
frequently
cold
ton tvarnl
* tile r_d'rir4erator
*
t]lO
t)-t'('zer
co!/h'lll
cola[rt>]
5('1
Wai'li/
s('t too co](I
too
\vttrnl
- see
- s(_( _ t)il_("
ad,i_st
| lo
st'(' I'nl_e 4 to adjllst
i)aK('
4 to
ad_st
• imflong_'ddoor openings
Sizzling
Moisture
sound
in the
collects
" a normal
freezer
on the outside
surface
• h_)t hul_lid weather
<'lit'duct'
The
ice cubes
The
automatic
operating
evaporate
ice
maker
assistance
iIl(:rl'its('s
\_ _m'r
('oil(It'liSki[iOll
(]l'illl)[li!_ (_1_({ef'ros[ m(<(-h;t_lisli
lll(Y,
W ('lll'r;_
not
contact
• ttw stop ttrlii ill ()FV
5>\_i_c:h
to
l)t)sitJ(m
(u t)
• tt,, _at('r
s*q)pl? _m'n(:d oi}
•
the
\tat('r
])rl'ssllro
•
t]lO
t}m'(_Ztq
VOllr Ma}tag
' tO0
dealer
_oo
]o\v
"_,itrln
or Maft3.ff,
(]!/SIOmIT
St'Ix'it!c,',
[3.5,
(]amida
PAGE 16
_l',tq"
Mi)ist'cir( >'"pos/tiol_
• <_old air illoviii}_ (lx('r the it.., c'u{)es wh('n not used refztllarl?.
(optional)
NOTE: I:or thrther
soml(_ cau_,e(l l)) (h@ost
1-,_J(t0-(]SS-cag()0
1-S00-6SS-2002
MAYTAG
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
Full One Year Warran D,
For one (1) year from the date el'original retail purchase, any pm_iwhich fails in normal home use \_qllbe
repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited
Warranty
Second thnl Fifth Year -- major refrigeration
components:
After the first year and through the fifth year after tile date of original retai! purchase Maytag x_qllrepair or
replace, at its option, [ree of eharae to the owner fi-_rparts and lab(_r any part of the setded refi'igeration
system (consisting of the compressor, evaporator, eondenser_ drier and connecting tubing) and tile cabinet
[iner (exclusive of the door liner) whieh fidls in normal home use. Trip charges, travel and transporlatioTL if
required, shall be the responsibilit?; of the owner.
Second Year -- other
parts:
Other parts which fail in normal home use during tile second year tb]lowJng date of orighml retail purchase
will be repait>d or replace free of charge for fl-_epart itself', with the owner pa)4ng all other costs, including
labor and trip charges.
Ice Maker - when pun'hased with the refrigerator and installed by the dealer the ice maker will be considered
part of the re|'rigerator for warrant}' purposes,
This |itll warranty and the limited warrant 3' q_ply only when the appliance is loeated in the United States or
Canada.
LIMITATION
OF LIABILII_"
The warrantor, Maytag Company, shall not be liable }br any incidental or consequential damages, inehMing _bod
loss. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations o|' consequential damages, so the above limitations or
exclusion may not apply to you.
To Receive
Warranty
Service
To lo_,ate an authorized service eompany in yore" area, contact the Maytag dealer from whom your
appliance was purchased or call May-tag Customer Service. Should you not receix e satisfacto_ T
warranty ser'dee, call or write:
Maytag Customer Service
240 Edwards St. S.E.
Cleveland, TN 37311
U.S.
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
V_qlen eont_u:ting Customer Serviee be sure to provide tile model and serial number of 5,our
appliance, the name and address of' the deaIer from whom you purchased tile appliance, and the
date of purchase,
This Wammt), gives 2_)iispecific legal fights, a.d yot_ may also have other rights which vary f?om
state to state,
Should you still have a problem, \vr{te tr); Major Appliance Consumer Action Program. 2(1North Waeker Drive, Chicago,
Illinois 60606, MACAP is an industD" sponsored bllt independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on
complaints f)'om appliance ox_llers,
NOTE. When writing about _il]unsolved sel"viee problem, please iuelmte the [bllox_dng in_brmati_m:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(b) Model num})_r serial 31uniber and re\isiOll number (fimnd on the top _]'ont interleaf of the ref}igerator
compartment);
(c) Name and address ofxr_ur dealer and tile date the appliance was bonght;
(d) A clear description of'the problem yon are Mxing.
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