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NO-FROST

REFRIGERATOR-

FREEZER

Model ED25DW

reezers. Ice Makers. DIshwashers BullI-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges. Mwowave Ovens. Trash Compaclors. Room Air Cond~l~oners. Oehumldlliers Aulomallc Washers. Clothes Dryers. Freezers.

Please read this

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

This booklet refrigerator, tells you how to start your. clean it, move shelves and adjust controls. It even tells you what new sounds to expect from your refrigerator.

Treat your new refrigerator with care. Use it only to do what home refrigerators are designed to do.

Parts and features

FREEZER

CONTROL

REFRIGERATOR

CONTROL

AUTOMATIC ICE

MAKER

ADJUSTABLE

FREEZER BASKETS

4 IM

POWER SAVER

CONTROL

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MODEL AND

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ADJUSTABLE

BASE GRILLE

ADJUSTABLE

2

HUMIDITY

CONTROLS

Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. tion Card provided with this product.Then

Please complete and mail the Owner Registra- complete the form below Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. l l

Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate

[see diagram above) and purchase date from sales slip.

Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy place.

Model Number

Serial Number

Purchase Date

Service Companv Phone Number

Contents

SAFETY FIRST ..........................

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Important Safety Instructions .........

3

BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ..

4

Remove Sales Labels ................

Clean It .............................

Plug It In

............................

Install Properly ......................

Level Refrigerator-Freezer

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USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ...........

Removing the Snack Bin .............

Adjusting the Wine Rack ............

Removing the Freezer Baskets .......

Adjusting the Door Bins ..............

Changing the Light Bulbs ............

Removing the Base Grille ............

Cold Water and Ice Dispenser ......

Sounds You May Hear ................

Energy Saving Tips ..................

Setting the Controls. .................

Changing the Control Settings .......

Power Saver Control .................

Adjusting the Crisper Humidity

Control ...........................

5 CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......

5

Cleaning Chart .....................

5 FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................

Storing Fresh Food ..................

6

Storing Frozen Food .................

Adjusting Meat Drawer Temperature 6 VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........

Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves ...

6 IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE.

Removing Crispers, Meat Drawer WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR and Covers ....................... 6 WARRANTY ............................

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01988 Whirlpool Corporation

Important Safety Instructions

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You are personally responsible for making sure that your refrigerator... 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 to do what home refrigerators are designed to do. l l l l l l is not near an oven, radiatoror 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 anyone unable to operate it properly. is not loaded with food before it has time to get properly cold.

Before using your refrigerator

4. Install properly...

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2. Clean it...

Clean your refrigerator before using it. See cleaning instructions on page 8.

3-PRONG GROUNDING

TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE

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1. Remove sales labels...

Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape and any inside labels before using the refrigera- tor.

To remove any remaining glue:

1.

Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then remove.

OR

2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing de- tergent before removing glue as described in step 1.

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

NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT IN-

STRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.

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

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3. Plug it in...

1.

Allow Y2 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation.

2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider.

3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the wall.

4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been connected. Refer to Installation Instructions.

5. Level re’frigerator-freezer...

USE SCREWDRIVER

TO ADJUST

FRONT ROLLER

REFRlGERAiOR

POWER CORD

3-PRONG

GROUNDING PLUG

RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD

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 recepta- cle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain.

See individual electrical requirements and grounding instruction sheet in your literature package.

1.

Remove base grille (see page 8).

2. To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.

3. To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.

4.

Check with level.

5. Replace base grille (see page 8).

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Using your refrigerator

FREEZER CbNfROL REFRlGERATdR CONTROL POWiR SAVER CONTROL LIGilT SWITCH

Setting the controls...

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

1.

Set the REFRIGERA-

TOR CONTROL to 3.-

2. Set the FREEZER

CONTROL to B.,

Give the refrigerator time to cool down com- pletely before adding food.

(This may take sev- eral hours.)

These settings

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mal household rerngeraror usage. right for nor-

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

Changing the control settings...

If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. l l l

Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.

Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.

Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.

RECOMMENDED i

If Refrigerator

Section is

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Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Refrigerator

Freezer

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QUESTIONS? _L_ xall your

If Refrigerator

COOL-LINE” Section is service assistance telephone number

If Freezer

Section is

TOO WARM

TOO COLD

If ICE isn’t

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very cold room temperature

[can’t cycle often enough)

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Controls not set correctly for your conditions

Heavy ice usage

MADE FAST ENOUGH Very cold room temperature

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(Page 18).

If BOTH SECTIONS are TOO WARM

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very warm or very cold li* 11 le-L1.-re- room temperatures

Power Saver Control...

The

Power Saver Control operates an electric on the Control Console heater between the door

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Use the “CONSUMES LESS ENERGY” setting when humidity is low.

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C moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.

The indicator light will glow when the switch is in the “REDUCES EXTERIOR MOISTURE” position.

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Adjusting the crisper humidity control

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You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper.

1.

The control can be adjusted to any setting between LOW and HIGH.

2. LOW [open] lets moist air out of crisper for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.

3. HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.

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Adjusting meat drawer temperature...

USE CONTROL TO ADJUST

MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURE

Cold air flows against the meat drawer through an opening between the freezer and the refrigera- tor. This helps keep the meat drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator.

Setthe control to let more or less cold airthrough.

Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...

way you use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.

GLASS SHELVES ARE

HEAVY. BE CAREFUL.

To remove glass shelves:

1.

Lift up front.

2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull to the stop, lift front and slide the rest of the way out.

To replace glass shelves:

1.

Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.

2. Slide shelf in with an even, constant motion to the stop, lift front and slide the rest of the way in.

To move shelf guides:

1. Remove shelf.

2. Lift front of guide, pull guide off rear support.

Repeat for other guide.

3. Replace in reverse order.

Removing the crispers, meat drawer and covers...

To remove the crispers and meat drawer:

1.

Slide crispers and meat drawer straight out to the stop. Lift the front, then slide the rest of the way out.

2. Replace in reverse order.

To remove the covers:

1.

Lift front of cover off supports.

2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out.

PULL OUT TO THE STOP

LIFT THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN. l

To replace the covers:

Fit back of cover in notch supports on walls of refrigerator, then lower into place.

NOTE: Glass cover will fit only above full width crisper.

LIFT THE COVER FRONT, \

THEN THE BACK.

GLASS IS HEAVY,

BE CAREFUL.

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PULL OUT TO THE STOP,

LIFT THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN.

To move the wine rack:

1.

Lift front of wine rack.

2. Pull rack off rear support.

3. Replace in reverse order.

Removing the freezer baskets...

To remove a basket:

1.

Slide out to the stop.

2. Lift the front to clear the stop.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

To replace a basket:

1.

Place basket on the slides.

2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front of slides. the

3. Slide basket in.

To remove the snack bin:

1.

Slide snack bin with an even, constant motion straight out to the stop.

2. Lift the front.

3. Slide bin the rest of the way out.

4. Replace in reverse order.

PULL OUT TO THE STOP,

LIFT THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN.

Adjust ing the door bins...

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To remove a door bin:

1.

Lift bin straight up.

2. Pull bin straight out.

To replace a door bin:

1.

Slide bin straight in above guides.

2. Push bin straight down.

NOTE: large bins are designed to fit in top por- tion of refrigerator door only.

Changing the light bulbs...

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To change refrigerator light:

1.

Reach behind the control console to find bulb.

2. Remove bulb.

3. Replace with a 40-watttubularappliance bulb.

To change light behind quick freeze com- portment:

1.

Lift and secure quick freeze compartment door,

2. Remove light shield by pulling top forward.

3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

4. Replace the light shield.

To change dispenser light:

1.

Reach the bulb through the dispenser area

2. Replace with a heavy duty IO-watt bulb.

To change crisper light:

1.

Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps free.

2. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.

3. Pull light shield straight out to remove.

4. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

5. Replace light shield in reverse order,

To change light below ice bin:

1.

Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.

2. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

3. Replace the light shield.

Removing the base grille...

To remove the grille:

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METAL CLIPS

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SUPPORT TABS

1.

Open the doors.

2. Pull grille outwards as shown.

3.

Do not remove Tech sheet fastened behind grille.

SUPPORT TABS

To replace the grille:

4. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.

2. Push firmly to snap into place.

3.

Close the doors.

Cold water and ice dis

FOR ICE:

Press o sturdy glass agolnsl the ice dispenser sure and tumbling bar. (Pres- ice can break o fragile glass ] Re- move the glass to stop dis- penslng ing

The first few batches away and parts. of Ice from the Ice maker may have a bad taste from new plumb-

Throw them

Press against

Ice Dispenser Bar

The small tray beneath the dispenser spills. There is no drain in this tray. is deslgned to evaporate

Do not pour water into it.

FOR CHILLED WATER:

Press a the water sturdy glass against dispenser bar.

(Pressure gloss.) can

Remove stop dispensing. break the o fragile glass to

Dispense every week fresh supply. enough to maintain water a small

Ice Is dlspensed from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls

Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. It holds about 50 ounces (1.5L).

When the refrigerator is first hooked up press the water dispenser with a glass or jar until you have through the chute. When the dispenser bar is re- drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8L). leased, a faint buzzing sound may be heard for a The water you draw and discard will rinse the few seconds. tank and pipes.

Allow several hours to chill the first tankful.

NOTE: large amounts of ice should be taken from the bin, not through the dispenser.

Common Problems

PROBLEM CAUSE

Dispenser won’t work

Ice dispenser won’t work.

Freezer door open.

Ice bin not properly installed.

Wrong ice in bin.

Ice dispenser stops working.

Off-taste or odor in ice.

Ice dispenser bar held in too long.

Ice attracts airborne odors.

Old ice.

Water quality

Foods not properly wrapped.

Ice bin and freezer may need cleaning.

Plumbing to ice maker.

New ice maker l

SOLUTION

Close the freezer door. l l

Make sure bin is pushed all the way in.

Use only ice crescents from ice maker.

Other shapes won’t dispense properly. l l

Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to reset.

Large amounts of ice should be taken from the bin, not through the dispenser. l l l l

Use rapidly or store in covered container.

Dump old ice and make new supply.

Water containing minerals (such as sulfur] may require a filter to remove.

Wrap properly. See pages 14 and 15. l l

Clean freezer and ice bin. See Cleaning

Chart on page 12.

0 Follow installation instructions for proper ice maker water supply hook-up.

The first few loads of ice from a new ice maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make new supply. l l l l l

TIPS

The dispensers will work only with the freezer door closed.

The

Ice dispenser will work only if the bin is pushed all the way in.

Use only Ice cresoents from the ice maker.

Other shapes won’t dispense properly.

When you need more ice than a glass or two, scoop it fram lhe bin or remove the bin. The dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser bar Is held In too long. It will be ready to run again in about 3 minutes.

Ice stored too long can go stale-like water.

Throw it away. l

Ice can shrink. Cold moving air slowly evap- orates them. If you use ice often, you may never notice the change.

0 Good water quality is important for good ice quality. It is not recommended that the ice maker be connected to a softened water supply. Watersoffenerchemicals 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. continued on next page 9

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Plan to remove and empty the storage bin:

If the ice dispenser has not, or will not be used for a week or more;

If a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt and freeze together;

If the ice dispenser is not used regularly.

1.

Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and slide it to the rear.

2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF posi- tion. Ice can still be dispensed, but no more will be made.

Night light S

3. Lift the front of the storage bin. Pull it out.

4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm water to melt the ice if necessary.

Never use anything sharp to break up ice in the bin. This can damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.

5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse well. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleansers or solvents.

6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is pushed in all the way. Push the signal arm down to the

ON position to restart ice production.

The night light uses a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb.

When it burns out, purchase another from Your dealer.

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Sounds you may hear...

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. l

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Running Sounds:

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Water Sounds:

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

Clicking or Snapping

The thermostat makes a definite click when the-refrigerator stops running.

It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer Will click when the defrost cycle starts and stops. rX-m.wrI.” r

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When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear gurgling in the tubing

3 .L/ 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

When the ice maker is running you may hear buzzing (from the water valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.

- thud (clatter of ice)

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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. l

It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator

Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the and freezer to temperatures colder than they cabinet to be sure of a good seal. need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and

Clean the condenser coil regularly.

Open the door as few times as possrble. Think drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough. about what you need before you open the door. l

Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES

Get everything out at one time. Keep foods orga- nized so you won’t have to search for what you want. Close door as soon as food is removed. l exterior.

Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat

Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t over crowd it so air movement is blocked. source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator 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. continued on next page

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Cleaning chart...

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Removable parts (shelves, crisper, meat drawer, bins, freezer baskets, etc.)

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Outside

Inside walls (Freezer should be allowed to warm up so cloth won’t stick.) se..a.~PYyIIL-

Door liners and gaskets

What to use How to clean

Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. em--.

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

Wash removable parts by hand x warm water and a mild detergent.

Rinse and dry.

Wash with warm water and a mild detergent.

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 plas- tic parts.

Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection.

Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel, baking soda, warm water, mild detergent.

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Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel, mild detergent, warm water. l l l l

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Wash with warm water and

- mild detergent or

- baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to

1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).

Rinse and dry.

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Wash with mild detergent and warm water.

Rinse and dry.

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

Dark plastics

(covers and panels]

Defrost pan

K detergent and warm water; soft clean sponge and soft, clean cloth. l l

Wash with a soft cloth 0; sponge.

Rinse and dry.

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

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Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water.

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Condenser Coil

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Vacuum cleaner; using the extended narrow attachment.

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Floor under refrigerator Usual floor cleaners. l l l l l l l

Remove base grille. [See page 8.)

To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace (remove tape; if any).

Wash defrost pan with warm water and mild detergent.

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Rinse and dry.

Replace with notched corner to the rear.

Push it all the way in.

Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing into pan.

Replace base grille. l l l l l l l

Remove base grille.

Clean dust and lint from condenser at least every other month.

Replace base grille.

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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water supply line allows.

Clean the floor.

Roll refrigerator back.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level.

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Food storage guide

There is a right way to package and store re- frigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, ta ke the time to study these recommended steps.

STORING FRESH FOOD

Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold

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

Canned Ham.

Store in refrigerator unless the label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.

Fresh

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

Leaty Vegetables...Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised and discolored areas.

Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic bag or plastic container and store in crisper.Cold, moist air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.

Vegetables with Sklns

(carrots, peppers)...Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.

Frult...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in their store container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.

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STORAGE

Approximate Time

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Variety Meats .......................

Chlcken ............................

Ground Beef ........................

Steaks and Roasts ..................

Cured Meats ........................

Bacon

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Cold Cuts ...........................

1 to 2

1 to 2

1 to 2

3 to 5

7 to 10

5to

7

3to

5

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

NOTE: Fresh tlsh and shellflsh should be used the same day as purchased.

Meatf..Meat is perishable and expensive...you won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless handling. The following list and chart give you packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the meat drawer.

Fresh, Prepackaged Meat.

Store fresh meat in the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you should wrap it with special freezer wrapping material.

Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.

Remove the market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil for storing it unfrozen.

Cooked Meat.

Wrap or cover cooked meat with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.

Eggo...Store without washing in the original car- ton on interior shelf.

Mllk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior shelf.

Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a door shelf or inside the refrigerator.

Butter...Keep opened butter in covered dish or in the Utility Compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.

Cheese...Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to use it. Once opened, re-wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Condlments...Store small jars and bottles

(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves where they are in easy reach.

Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight lids are fine, too.

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STORING FROZEN FOOD

The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home.

Packaging

-The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging. The wrap you use must be air, moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and seal the package must not allow air, moisture or vapor in or out. Packaging done in any other way could cause food odor and taste transfer through- out the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.

Rigid polyethylene (plastic] containers with tight fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing jars, heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from a

Saran film) are recommended.

NOTE: Heat- sealed boiling bags are easy to use and can be used by themselves or as carton liners.

Sealing

- When sealing food in bags, squeeze out the air

(liquids need headspace to allow for expansion). Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten tie securely around the doubled-over tail. Put the label inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive label on outside of opaque ones. l l l

DO NOT USE:

Bread wrappers

Non-polyethylene plastic containers

Containers without tight lids l l

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 dry- ing of frozen food.

Air-tight wrapping calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut the sheet about one-third longer than the distance around the food. Bring the ends together and fold in (toward the food] at least twice to seal out air.

Crease ends close to food, press air from package.

Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape closed.

NOTE: With unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extra wmp or use stockinette to pro- tect the wrap from punctures.

Freezlng 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 thatstands in water may lose food value and become soggy.

Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.

Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or other recommended material. Leave head space to allow liquids to expand during freezing.

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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 scald. Pack in recom- mended 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 forthe table; shorten cooking time 10 to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking dur- ing reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liq- uid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes should also be added to soup and stew at heating time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating time.

Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.

Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in rec- ommended containers with head-space.

Cas- seroles 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 vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the wraps recommended under “Packaging:’

Freezing Baked Goods recommended

- Wrap baked breads in 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 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. Cu? 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 food per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave enough space for air to circulate around pack- ages. Be careful to leave enough room at the front so the door can close tightly.

FOOD STORAGE CHART

Storage times’ will vary according to the qual- ity of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the stor- age temperafure which should be 0°F ( 17.8”C).

Food Storage lime

FRUITS

Fruit juice concentrate

Commercially

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

12 months

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

Others. ....................

VEGETABLES

8 to 12 months

Commercially frozen ..........

Home frozen ..............

8 months

8 to 12 months

MEAT

Bacon ....................

Corned beef

.............

4 weeks or less

4 weeks or less

(Salting meat shortens freezer life)

Frankfurters ..................... 1 month

Ground beef, lamb, veal

... 2 to 3 months

Roasts:

Beef .................... lamb and veal ..........

6to12 months

6 to 9 months

Pork .....................

Sausage, fresh .............

Steaks and chops:

Beef ....................

4to8months

1 to 2 months

8to42months

3 to 4 months

FISH lamb, veal, pork .........

Cod, flounder, haddock

Sole

.........................

Blue fish, salmon

Mackerel,

Breaded perch

...........

........... flsh (purchased).

Clams, oysters, cooked

6months

2 to 3 months

2 to 3 months

..... 3 months fish, crab, scallops .......

Alaskan king crab

............

Shrimp,

POULTRY uncooked ............

3 to 4 months

10 months

12 months

Chicken or turkey, whole

Slices

(no or parts

MAIN DISHES gravy)

..............

................

12 months

Duck ..........................

Giblets

....................

Cooked poultry w/gravy .......

6months

2to3months

6 months

1 month

Stews; meat, poultry and fish casserole

TV dinners .................

....... 2 to 3 months

3 to 6 months

Food Storage Time

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Butter ......................

Margarine

.....................

6 to 9 months

12 months

Cheese:

Camembert, farmer’s

Mozzarella,

.................... 3 months

Creamed cottage ...... DO NOT FREEZE

Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,

Swiss, brick, etc. ........ 6 to 8 weeks

Freezing can change texture of cheese.

Ice cream, ice milk, sherbet

..... 2 months

EGGS

Whole (mixed)

................. 12 months

Whites ......................... 12 months

Yolks ...........................

:Add

12 months sugarorsalt to yolks oFwhole mixed eggs)

BAKED GOODS

Yeast breads and rolls ..........

3 months

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

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

Quick breads ..............

Cakes, unfrosted ...........

Cakes, frosted ............

Fruit cakes ....................

2 to 3 months

2 to 4 months

8 to 12 months

12 months

Cookie dough ... , ..............

Baked cookies ............

Baked pies .................

Pie dough only .............

3 months

8 to 12 months

1 to 2 months

4 to 6 months

‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative

Extension Service suggested storage times

If electricity goes off

Call the power company Ask how long power

WII be off

I. If service IS to be Interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed This will help frozen foods to stay frozen

2. If service IS to be Interrupted longer than 24 hours

(a] Remove all frozen food and store In CI frozen food locker Or.

(b) Place 2 Ibs (0 9 kg] of dry ice in freezer for every cu ft of freezer space. This will keep frozen foods for 2 to 4 days Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry ice burns

[c] If neither food locker storage nor dry ice

IS available, use or can perishable food at once

3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly filled one.AfreezerfulI of meatwill stay cold longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may be safely refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. Use refrozen foods quickly. If the condition of the food is poor or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.

Vacation

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.

1.

Turn off your ice maker.

2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.

3. Empty the ice bin.

4. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the mechanism.

Long vacations...

Remove all the food if you are going for a month or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water supply to the ice maker. When the last load of ice dropsturnoff the ice maker. Makesure all icecres- cents are dispensed out of the mechanism.

Unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors...keeping them open far enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from build- ing up.

To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrig- erator:’

Moving...

Shutoff theicemakerwatersupplyadayahead of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last sup- ply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the mechanism.

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.

Also, remove the water supply tank behind tht meat drawer by:

1.

Disconnecting water inlet and outlet tubes a the top of the tank.

2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.

3. Draining the tank.

Re-install the empty tank, and remember to check for tight water connections when the refrig- erator is hooked up at your new location.

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, level the refrigerator, reconnect the water supply and refer to page 4.

Questions? call your

CCCL-LINE * set-me assistance telephone number

(page 93

1.

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

1.

Before calling for assistance...

Performance problems often result from lIttIe things you can find and fix yourself wlthout tools of any kind

If your refrigerator will not operate: l l l

Is the electric proper voltage’

Have you checked breaker box? cord plugged

[See page 4 ) into a live circuit with your home’s main fuses or circuit

Is the Refrigerator Confrol ON’

If there is a rattling or jingling noise or unfamiliar sounds: l l

Is something on top or behind the refrigerator noise when the refrigerator

IS running? ma king

New features on your new refrigerator sounds. You may be hearing air flowing make new from the fans timer draining clicks for the defrosting in the defrost pan cycle, or defrost water l l

If your ice maker will not operate:

Has the freezer had enough new refrigerator this might time take fo get cold’ overnight

Is the signal arm ON in the down position?

With a l

Is the water valve turned on7 Is water geHing to the ice maker?

If there is water in the defrost pan: l

This

IS normal in hot. muggy weather even be half full Make sure the refrigerator the pan does nof overflow

The pan can

IS level so

If the lights are not working: l

Have you checked breaker? your home’s maln fuses or circuit l

Is the power supply cord plugged with the proper voltage? (See page into a live circull

4 )

If a bulb is burned out: l

See instructions

Use appliance for changing bulbs only. light bulbs on page 8. l

If the motor seems to run too much:

Is the condenser free of dust and lint? l l

On hot days. or if the room

IS warm the motor naturally runs longer

If the door has been opened a lot or if a large amount of food has been put In, the motor will run longer to cool down the Interior

Remember: things; number

Motor running time of door openings, depends amount on different of food stored; temperature

Your new refrigerator of the room, setting of the controls. may be larger than your old one so it has more space to be cooled. It also has a regular freezer instead of a frozen food compartment.

All this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one.

2.

If you need assistance?..

Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE 1 service assistance iele- phone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained Consultants The Con- sultants can Instruct you In how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance sary, recommend a qualified area or If service service company is neces-

In Your

3.

If YOU need service?.. r

Whtrlpool has a nationwide network

%itl 01 of franchised TECH-CARE service d companles TECH-CARE service

TECU-CARE technicians

SERVICE product are warranty trained and to fulfill provide the after- warranty service. cate TECH-CARE anywhere service

LINE service asslstance or look in yourtelephone in the United in Your telephone directory area, call number

Yellow

States To lo- our COOL-

(see Step 2)

Pages under

APPLIANCES~HOUSEHOLD-

MAJOR-SERVICE 8 REPAIR

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES-

MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PARTS

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4. If you have a problem4..

Call our COOL-LINE number (see Step service

21 and taik assistance with one telephone of our Consul- tants or if you prefer write to

Mr. Donald

Director

Skinner of Customer

Whirlpool

2000 M-63

Corporation

Benton Harbor,

Relations

MI 49022

5.

If you need FSP” replacement parts”‘...

FSPW IS a registered tion for quality parts trademark

Look of Whirlpool for this symbol whenever

Whirlpool you need appliance a replacement

FSP replacement

Corpora- of quality part for Your parts WIII fit right and work right. because same exacting specifications they are made to the used to build every new

Whirlpool

To locate appliance

Step 3 above assistance

FSP replacement or call number the WhIrlpool in Step 2 parts In your area refer to

COOL-LINE service

*If you must call or write, please needed assistance provide model number serial number plete description of the date of purchase problem and a com-

This information

IS

In order to better respond to your request for

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Notes

WHIRLPOOL” REFRIGERATOR

WARRANTY

LENGTH OF WARRANTY

FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR

FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE” service company.

FSP replacement parts for electronic control system if defective in materials or workmanship. [Electronic models only.)

FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed refngeration system.

These parts are:

1, Compressor

2. Evaporator

3. Condenser

4. Drier

5. Connecting tubing

Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE” service company.

WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR

RF00

A. Service calls to:

1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.

2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.

3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.

4. Replace light bulbs.

B. Repairs when refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.

C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.

D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.

E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.

F. Any food loss due to product failure.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.

Part No. 1114079 Rev. A

01988 Whirlpool Corporation

Printed in U.S.A.

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