UseAndCare Table of Contents (complete) .. .. . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. 2 A Note to You . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. 2 Refrigerator Safety .. . . . . . 3 Parts and Features . . . . .. . 4 Before Using Your Refrigerator .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 5 Using Your Refrigerator .. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . 7 Caring for Your Refrigerator .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . 14 Food Storage Guide . . . 17 Troubleshooting . . . . .. . . . 18 Requesting Assistance or Service .. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 19 Warranty . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . 20 1-800-253-1301 Call our Consumer wlth questions Assistance Center or comments. 14’ NO-FROST TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATOR PART NO. 2183251 Table of Contents Page 2 A Note to You.. .......................................................... Refrigerator Safety ................................................... 3 ................................................... 4 Parts and Features Before Using Your Refrigerator Using Your Refrigerator.. ............................. 5 ......................................... 7 Setting the control ................................................. 7 Adjusting the refrigerator shelves .......................... 7 Removing the meat drawer and cover .................. 8 Removing the crisper(s) and crisper cover.. .......... 8 Removing the freezer shelf ................................... 9 Page Using the optional automatic ice maker ................ 9 Attaching the ice maker to a water supply .......... 10 Changing the light bulb ....................................... 12 Understanding the sounds you may hear ........... 13 Saving energy ..................................................... 13 Reversing the door swing ................................... 13 Caring for Your Refrigerator .................................. 14 Food Storage Guide ............................................... 17 ..................................................... 18 Troubleshooting Requesting Assistance or Service.. ...................... Warranty .................................................................. 19 20 A Note to You Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL@ appliance. Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL Refrigerators are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Please record your model’s information. Whenever you call to request service on your appliante, you need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4 for location of label). Please also record the purchase date of your appliante and your dealer’s name, address, and telephone number. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone Keep I this book and the sales slip together Our Consumer Assistance Center free from anywhere in the U.S.A. in a safe place number is toll24 hours a day. for future reference. 1-800-253-1301 I Refrigerator Your safety is important Safety to us. This guide contains statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY This symbol alerts you to such dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns, and personal injury. 4 INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using the refrigerator. @Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents. l @Neverallow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator. l Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. . FOR YOUR SAFETY l DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Help us help - you Please: Install and level the refrigerator on a floor that will hold the weight and in an area suitable for its size and use. l Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat source. l Do not use the refrigerator in an area where the room temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C). l Keep the refrigerator out of the weather. l Connect the refrigerator only to the proper kind of outlet, with the correct electrical supply and grounding. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet.) l Do not load the refrigerator with food before it has time to get properly cold. l Use the refrigerator only for the uses described in this manual. l Properly maintain the refrigerator. l Be sure the refrigerator is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. l 3 Parts and Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance, Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: Your model may have all or some of the parts and features shown, and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual covers several models, AdJustable freezer shelf Door shelves (partial shelf on some models) (P.a) Magnetic door gaskets Temperature control (P. 7) \ Llght switch Model and serlal number label - Dairy compartment (on side wall) (P. 2) - Meat drawer cover (solid plastic) (P.8) Door shelves > Plastic crisper cover A y (glass on some models) (P.‘3) Levellng rollers (not shown) (P. 6) Control Crisper drawers (full-widthdrawer on some models) (P.‘3) Panel Temperature control Llght switch Before Using Your Refrigerator It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it, and level it. Cleaning Removing your packaging refrigerator materials Remove tape and any inside labels (except the model and serial number label) before using the refrigerator. NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the front. To remove any remaining Cleaning tape or label glue: Rub briskly with thumb. OR l Apply liquid hand-dishwashing detergent to area before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. l Plugging Recommended use After removing all packaging materials, clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on page 14. it in 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. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord. See Electrical Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature Package. Installing it before 3-prong groundlng type wall receptacle Refrlgerator power cord Sprang groundlng plug it properly 1. Allow l/2 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and 3 inches (7.6 cm) at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation and proper air circulation. 2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider. 3. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall. 4. Level your refrigerator. 5 Leveling it Your refrigerator has two front, adjustable rollers to prevent rocking on uneven floors. To adjust rollers: 1. Roll refrigerator into position. 2. Adjust rollers by turning the leveling screws located at the front of the base. l Turn clockwise to raise. l Turn counterclockwise to lower. NOTE: Rollers are adjusted correctly when the refrigerator no longer rocks when the doors are opened or closed. 3. Repeat this procedure whenever the refrigerator is moved. NOTE: If you want the doors to close easier, use the rollers to raise the front of the refrigerator slightly. 6 Leiellng screw Raise Using Your Refrigerator To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the control, remove and adjust the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. Setting the control The control for the refrigerator and freezer is in the refrigerator. When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time: l Set the Temperature Control to 3 (normal). Temperature Control adjustments range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest). NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control to OFF stops cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments, but it does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This could take several hours. The setting indicated above should be correct for normal household refrigerator usage. The control is set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm. NOTE: The built-in exterior moisture control continuously guards against moisture buildup on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet. Adjusting the refrigerator shelves Adjust the refrigerator shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove the shelves: 1. Remove items from the shelf. 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. 3. Lift back of shelf over stop. 4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way. To replace the shelves: 1. Slide back of shelf into shelf track in wall of cabinet. 2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track. 3. Slide shelf in all the way. 7 Removing (on some the meat drawer and cover models) Remove meat To remove the meat drawer: 1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop. 2. Lift front of meat drawer. 3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Remove meat drawer. 2. Push cover back to release rear clips from shelf. 3. Tilt cover up at front. 4. Pull cover forward and out. To replace the cover: 1. Fit notches and clips on underside of cover over rear and center cross bars on shelf. 2. Lower cover into place. 3. Pull cover forward to secure rear clips onto shelf. 4. Replace meat drawer. Removing the crisper(s) and crisper To remove the crisper(s): 1. Slide crisper(s) straight out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Lift cover front and remove the cover support. 2. Lift cover up and slide out. To replace the cover: 1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots and push in. Lower the front retainers into place. 2. Insert cover support (with the long tab toward the front) into the groove on the underside of the cover. NOTE: If the support needs adjustment, turn base clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower. 8 then the back. cover Removing (on some the freezer shelf models) Remove the freezer shelf for easier cleaning. To remove the shelf: 1. Remove items from the shelf. 2. Lift back of shelf over stop. 3. Slide shelf straight out. To replace the shelf: 1. Slide back of shelf into shelf tracks on walls of cabinet. 2. Slide shelf in all the way. Using the optional automatic If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (contact the dealer for ice maker kit number), here are a few things you should know. l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. DOWN to make ice automatically UP to shut off the ice maker IMPORTANT: Do not turn ice maker on until you connect it to the water supply. l If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to shut off the ice maker. When you replace the bin, push it in all the way and lower the ice maker signal arm to the ON position. l Good water quality is important for good ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice maker 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 ice quality. If you cannot avoid a softened water supply, make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained. Solving common PROBLEM POSSIBLE Ice crescents at corners attached Ice maker will not operate or ice is not made fast enough Off-taste ice maker or odor in ice l l l l l l l ice maker Ice maker. problems CAUSE/SOLUTION This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasionally to keep cubes separated. ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the ON (down) position. Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature controls and wait 24 hours. (See “Settinq the control” on paae 7.) New plumbing connections can cause discolored or off-flavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice. Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a new supply. Food is not wrapped properly. See page 17. Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See page 14. 9 Attaching the ice maker Read all directions carefully before to a water supply you begin. NOTE: Your appliance dealer has a kit available with a %-inch saddle type shut-off valve, a union, and copper tubing. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle type valve complies with your local plumbing codes. Do not use piercing type or %-inch saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more easily. Cold Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect electrical supply to refrigerator before installing. Electrical drill must be grounded before drilling holes in water line. Failure to do so can result in death, electrical shock, or serious injury. I l l I Use copper tubing only and check for leaks. Install ice maker tubing in areas where temperatures are above freezing. Tools l l l l l supply IMPORTANT: l IMPORTANT: l water The ice maker water valve contains a flow washer which is used as a water pressure regulator. The ice maker needs to be connected to a cold water line with water pressure limitations of 20-l 20 psi. If a problem occurs, call your utility company. l It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to begin producing ice. If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn ice maker to the OFF position to prevent operation without water. All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements. required: Standard screwdriver 7/16-inchand X-inch open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches Winch nut driver %-inch drill bit Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded) Connecting to water line 1. Find a M-inch to 1%-inch vertical COLD water pipe near the refrigerator. NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following precaution must be taken: Drill on the top side of the pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill. This also keeps normal sediment from collecting in the valve. 2. Measure from connection on rear of refrigerator to water pipe. Add 7 feet (2.1 m) to allow for moving refrigerator for cleaning. This is the length of %-inch O.D. copper tubing you will need for the job (length from connection to water pipe PLUS 7 feet [2.1 ml). Be sure both ends of copper tubing are cut square. 3. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long enough to clear line of water. 4. Using a grounded drill, drill a %-inch hole on the cold water pipe you have selected. 10 Vertical cold water oioe %!!?I , Washer %-inch O.D. copper tubing (length from Inlet on rear of rafrig erator to water pipe plus 7 feet [2.1 ml) WatL shut-off valve / Compression sleeve TO REFRIGERATOR + ‘Some models may not feature thls second compression nut and sleeve. 5. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp. Be sure outlet end is solidly in the X-inch drilled hole in the water pipe and that washer is under the pipe clamp. Tighten packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws carefully and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing, especially if soft (coiled) copper tubing is used. Now you are ready to connect the copper tubing. 6. Slip compression sleeve and compression nut on copper tubing as shown in diagram. Insert end of tubing into outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten. Turn ON main water supply and flush out tubing until water is clear. Turn OFF shut-off valve on the water pipe. Coil copper tubing. Connecting to refrigerator NOTE: The first step for connecting the water line to your refrigerator is different depending on the type of water valve provided with your refrigerator. See the diagrams at right to determine the style of valve you have. (On kit models, assemble water valve to refrigerator per kit instructions.) For style #l, disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and insert the copper tubing through the clamp, as shown at the right. Remove the tape label from the valve inlet and insert copper tubing until it bottoms out (approximately Y.I inch). Tighten nut by hand as much as possible; then turn the nut an additional l/2 turn using a wrench. Do not overtighten. Re-attach the tube clamp and tube to the back of the cabinet. Skip to step 2. For style #2, disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and insert copper tubing through the clamp as shown at the right. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten. Re-attach the tube clamp and tube to the back of the cabinet. Move to step 2. Turn shut-off valve ON. CHECK FOR LEAKS. TIGHTEN ANY CONNECTIONS (INCLUDING CONNECTIONS AT THE VALVE) OR NUTS THAT LEAK. Style #l valve Mounting Copper tubing clamp A Water valve Style #2 valve Use only %-inch 1 cold water line 0 %-Inch compression nut and sleeve The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If local water conditions require periodic cleaning or a well is your source of water supply, a second water strainer should be installed in the l/4inch water line. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer. Install at either tube connection. 4. Reconnect electrical supply to refrigerator. 11 Changing the light bulb Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply before removing light bulb or light shield. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. To change refrigerator light: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply. 2. Reach behind Control Panel to remove bulb. 3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply. NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with one of the same size and shape. 12 Understanding the 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 describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you, and what may be making them. Water Slight trickling water thud (clatter of ice) You may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling water, and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin. hum, soft hiss or snapping sounds The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle starts. Saving When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water running into the defrost water pan. Ice maker sounds l You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving air. Clicking sounds l Running sounds 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 You can help your refrigerator use less electricity. l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal. l Clean the condenser coils 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 food organized so you won’t have to search for what you want. Close door as soon as food is removed. Reversing l l l Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked. It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures colder than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough. Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator, or in direct sunlight. the door swing The doors on your refrigerator are reversible. If you need to reverse the door swing, refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. 13 Caring for Your Refrigerator Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving, or during a power outage. Cleaning your refrigerator Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. However, clean both about once a month to help prevent odors from building up. Wipe up spills right away. 1n To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take out all removable parts, and clean the refrigerator according to the following directions. q Refrigeration pan and can Remove and Failure to do PART Removable WHAT TO USE parts (shelves, crisper, etc.) Outside Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water Sponge, cloth, or paper towel with mild detergent, warm water, and a good appliance wax (or good auto paste wax) system tubes are near the defrost become hot. install defrost pan carefully. so can result in burns. HOW TO CLEAN l l l l Hand wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Wipe and dry thoroughly. Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth. Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts. Inside walls (allow freezer to warm up so cloth won’t stick) Sponge, soft cloth, or paper towel with baking soda or mild detergent and warm water Door liners and gaskets Sponge, soft cloth, or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge or soft, clean cloth with mild detergent and warm water (covers and panels) Defrost pan (on back of cabinet, above motor) Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water l Wash with mixture of warm water and: - mild detergent, or - baking soda (2 tbs to 1qt [26 g to .95 L] of water) Wipe and dry thoroughly. l Wash, wipe, and dry thoroughly. l DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic parts. l Wash, wipe, and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. Roll refrigerator out away from the wall. Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do not remove l defrost pan to clean it. Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between cabinet back and the wall. . Check to see if the refrigerator is level. l 14 PART WHAT TO USE Condenser coils Vacuum cleaner with extended narrow attachment Vacation Short and moving HOW TO CLEAN care Moving vacations No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks. 1. Use up any perishables. 2. Freeze other items. 3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: l Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position. l Shut off water supply to the ice maker. Long vacations If you will be gone a month or more: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: l Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. . When the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism. 3. Unplug the refrigerator. 4. Clean it, wipe well, and dry. 5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from building up. Suffocation Hazard Keep children away from the refrigerator the doors are blocked open. Failure to do so can result in death or entrapment. I Roll refrigerator out away from the wall. l Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every other month. . Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between cabinet back and the wall. l Check to see if the refrigerator is level. l When you are moving the refrigerator to a new home: 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: l Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. l Disconnect the water line. l After the last load of ice drops, lift the signal arm to the OFF (up) position. 2. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 3. Pack all frozen food in dry ice. 4. Unplug the refrigerator. 5. Clean it thoroughly. Wipe well and dry. 6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle. 7. Screw in the leveling rollers. 8. Tape the doors shut and tape the power supply cord to the cabinet. When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to page 5. Also, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect the water supply line. when To restart refrigerator, see page 5. 15 Power interruptions If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off. 1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This helps food stay frozen. 2. If service will be interrupted longer than 24 hours: (a) Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen food locker. OR (b) Place 2 Ibs. (900 g) of dry ice in freezer for every cubic foot (liter) of freezer space. This will keep food frozen for two to four days. Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry ice burns. OR (c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once. 16 3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a partly filled one. A freezer full of meat stays 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. If the condition of the food is poor, or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it. Questions? Call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. Food Storage Guide There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps. Storing fresh food Butter or margarine Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material. This prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to ensure freshness. Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze. Leafy Cheese 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. Vegetables (carrots, with skins Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Leftovers peppers) Store in crisper, plastic bags, or plastic container. Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used. Fruit Meat 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 original container in a crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf. Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following for storage times. When storing meat longer than the times given, freeze the meat. Eggs Store without washing in original carton on interior shelf. On some models, an egg storage container is provided for your convenience. Chicken .,.....,.... l-2 days Bacon .................. 5-7 days Ground beef ,.... l-2 days Cold cuts ............. 3-5 days Steaks/roasts .... 3-5 days Variety meats ...... l-2 days Cured meats ,.. 7-l 0 days NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased. Milk Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior shelf. Storing frozen food The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. Packaging The secret to successful freezing is in the packaging. The way you close and seal the package must not allow air or moisture in or out. Packaging done in any other way could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen food. Packaging recommended for use: Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids l Straight-sided canning/freezing jars l Heavy-duty aluminum foil l Plastic-coated paper l Non-permeable plastic wraps (made from Saran film) Follow package or container instructions for proper freezing methods. l Do not use: Bread wrappers l Non-polyethylene plastic containers l Containers without tight lids . Wax paper . Wax-coated freezer wrap l Thin, semi-permeable wrap The use of these wrappings could cause food odor, taste transfer, and drying of frozen food. l Freezing 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 2-3 Ibs. of food per cubic foot [900-l ,350 g per liter] of freezer space). Leave enough space for air to circulate around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the front so the door can close tightly. Storage times will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and moisture-proof), and the storage temperature, which should be 0°F (-17.8%). 17 Troubleshooting Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read through “Before calling for assistance . . .‘I below before calling for service on your appliance. Before calling for assistance ... Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers run into with their appliances. Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Your refrigerator will not operate Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped? Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position? The lights do not work Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped? Is a bulb burned out? The optional ice maker does not work Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for the freezer to reach the proper temperature. Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 9.) Is the water valve turned on? Does the water line have a clog or leak? Unfamiliar sounds or a rattling/ jingling noise Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator? Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding the sounds you may hear” on page 13. There is water in the defrost pan This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan does not overflow. The motor seems to run too much Are the condenser coils dirty? Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things happen. IS 18 the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to keep the unit cool. Reauestina u I Assistance or Service Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 18. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. For assistance 1. If you need or service: assistance* ... Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center ,-, telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: 1-800-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct YOUin how to obtain satisfactory operation from yourappliante or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 2. If you need service* 3. If you need replacement 4. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved . . . l l La l APPLlANCE-HOUSEHOLD MAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR . Sea: Whiripool Appliances or Authorized Wl7iripaol Service (Gmmpia~XYZ Service Co.) *When l WASHlNQ DRYERS. ... FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL@appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized [I Whirlpool service companies. Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill SERVICE the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the u United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 1) or look in your telephone directory Yellow‘ Pages under: FSP parts l Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized service, and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Program 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. MACHINES 6 SERVlCE & REPAIR . See: Whirlpool Applmces or Authorized Wl7irlpool Service (Ewnple: XYZ Service Co.) asking for help or service: Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request. 19 Warranty WHIRLPOOL@ LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL Refrigerator I WHIRLPOOL ~~~~~~~ Warranty WILL PAY FOR FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system. These parts are: 1. Compressor 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser 4. Drier 5. Connecting tubing Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator. 2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. 4. Replace light bulbs. B. Repairs when your refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any food loss due to product failure. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 6494 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 exclusion or limitation 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 authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting”, additional help can be found in the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. PART NO. 2183251 Q 1995 Whirlpool. U.S.A. m RegIstered TrademarWM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. Printed 10195 in U.S.A.
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