Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair Manual

Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair Manual
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
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Assistance
Center
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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
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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
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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
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18
Troubleshooting
Requesting
Assistance
or Service.. ......................
Warranty ..................................................................
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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
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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.
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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.
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@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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Use copper tubing only and check for leaks.
Install ice maker tubing in areas where temperatures
are above freezing.
Tools
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supply
IMPORTANT:
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IMPORTANT:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor and moving
air.
Clicking
sounds
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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
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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.
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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.
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To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take
out all removable parts, and clean the
refrigerator according to the following directions.
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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
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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
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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.
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Wash, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
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DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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%).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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of Whirlpool,
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