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A Note to You ......................... 2
Freezer Safety ........................ 3
Parts and Features................. 4
Installing Your Freezer .......... 5
Using Your Freezer ................ 7
Setting the temperature
control ................................. 7
Adjusting the temperature
control ................................. 7
Using the refrigerated
shelves ............................... 8
Using the storage gate ....... 8
Removing the base grille .... 9
Using the drain system ....... 9
Changing the light bulb ..... 10
Using the key eject lock .... 10
Caring for Your Freezer ....... 11
Troubleshooting ................... 13
Requesting Assistance
or Service ............................. 14
Index...................................... 15
Warranty ............................... 16
1-800-253-1301
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
with questions or comments.
UPRIGHT FREEZERS
A Note to You
Thank you for buying an Estate® appliance.
Estate appliances give you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. 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 for
Model Number __________________________
your appliance, you need to know your
Serial Number __________________________
complete model number and serial number.
Purchase Date __________________________
You can find this information on the model
and serial number label (see diagram on
Dealer Name ___________________________
page 4 for location of label).
Dealer Phone ___________________________
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Our toll-free number is
available 24 hours a day.
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1-800-253-1301
Freezer Safety
Your safety is important to us.
This guide contains safety 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.
This symbol alerts you to such dangers
as personal injury, burns, fire, and
electrical shock.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using
your freezer, follow these basic precautions:
• Read all operating instructions before
using your freezer.
• Child entrapment and suffocations are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned freezers are still dangerous,
even if they will “just sit in the garage for
a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old
freezer, do it safely. Please read the
enclosed safety booklet from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.
• Never allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the freezer.
• Never clean freezer parts with flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard
or explosion.
• FOR YOUR SAFETY •
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 freezer on a floor that
will hold the weight, and in an area suitable
for its size and use.
• Do not install the freezer near an oven,
radiator, or other heat source.
• Use the freezer only in an area where the
temperature will not exceed 110°F
(43.3°C) or drop below 55°F (13°C).
• Keep the freezer out of the weather.
• Connect the freezer only to the proper kind
of outlet, with the correct electrical supply
and grounding. (See “Locating the proper
electrical supply” on page 5.)
• Do not load the freezer with food before it
has time to get properly cold.
• Use the freezer only to do what home
freezers are designed to do.
• Properly maintain the freezer.
• Make sure the freezer is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
Also, if your freezer has a Consumer Buy
Guide Label, remove it, any packaging
materials, tape, and inside labels (except the
model and serial number label) before using
the freezer.
To remove any remaining glue:
• Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
OR
• Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent 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” above.
NOTE: Do not remove the Tech Sheet
located on the back of the freezer.
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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.
Model and
serial number
label
(on side wall)
(p. 2)
Light
(on some models)
(p. 10)
Temperature
control
(p. 7)
Stationary
shelves
(number
varies with
model)
(p. 8)
Stationary
door shelves
(number varies
with model)
Key eject lock
(on some models)
(p. 10)
Storage gate
(p. 8)
Base grille
(p. 9)
Leveling legs
(behind base
grille)
(p. 6)
4
Drain and
drain cap
(on some models)
(p. 9)
Installing Your Freezer
Proper installation of any appliance is very important. This section will tell you everything you
need to know to install your freezer properly.
Installing the handle
1. Remove screws from front of freezer door
and discard.
2. Locate handle assembly kit among
packing materials.
3. Attach top of handle to top hole in door
with shorter of 2 screws provided.
4. Attach bottom of handle to lower hole in
door with longer of 2 screws.
5. Snap trim piece into place.
Handle
Freezer
door
Trim piece
Use longest
screw here
Cleaning your freezer
Clean your freezer thoroughly before using it.
1. Use a sponge, cloth, or paper towel and
mild detergent in warm water to clean
outside and inside of freezer, door liner,
and gasket.
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Locating the proper electrical supply
Recommended 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.
Attach power cord lock, from literature
package inside the freezer, over power cord
plug. See Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions Sheet in literature
package for complete details.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Power cord lock
Freezer
power plug
3-prong
grounding
plug
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IN S T AL L ING Y OUR F REEZER
Choosing the proper location
➧
➧
3 inches min.
➧
3 inches
min.
➧
➧
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Read the following items before choosing
the location for the freezer. See “Completing
the installation” below before sliding freezer
into place.
1. Pick a safe place, indoors, away from
flammables such as gasoline.
2. Check the strength of the floor. It should
hold the weight of a fully loaded freezer.
3. Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) of air
space at top and both sides of freezer.
4. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of air space
between the back of the freezer and the
wall.
5. If the freezer is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the
hinge side so the door can be opened
wider.
Completing the installation
Level freezer so the door will stay open at
any position.
1. Locate, remove, and discard the 4 bolts
that held the freezer in the shipping crate.
2. Locate the 2 front leveling legs taped
among the packing materials.
3. Screw these legs into the front holes on
the bottom of the freezer. The back of the
freezer rests on 2 fixed supports.
4. Adjust the 2 front legs so freezer does
not rock.
5. Connect freezer to proper electrical
supply and attach power cord lock. (Refer
to “Locating the proper electrical supply”
on page 5.)
6. Slide freezer into place.
7. Place a level on top of the freezer – first
side to side then front to back. Turn leg
counterclockwise to raise a corner. Turn
leg clockwise to lower a corner.
8. Repeat Step 7 until the freezer is level.
9. After freezer is fully loaded, recheck
with level.
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Lower
Raise
Using Your Freezer
In order to obtain the best possible results from your freezer, you must operate it properly.
This section will tell you how to do just that.
Setting the temperature control
Turn the control to 4. This setting is
designed to maintain the temperature at or
near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal operating
conditions.
Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours
before filling with frozen food. Let the freezer
cool overnight before adding large amounts
of unfrozen food. Never add more than 2-3
pounds of unfrozen food per cubic foot of
freezer space.
NOTE: When the freezer is first started, the
compressor will run constantly until the
cabinet is cooled. It may take up to 6 to 8
hours or longer, depending on room temperature and the number of times the freezer
door is opened.
After the cabinet is cooled, the compressor
will turn on and off as needed to keep the
freezer at the proper temperature.
The outside of your freezer may feel
warm. This is normal. The freezer’s design
and main function is to remove heat from
packages and air space inside the freezer.
This heat is transferred to the room air, so
the outside of the freezer may feel warm.
Adjusting the temperature control
• Turn control to a higher number for
colder temperatures.
• Turn control to a lower number for less
cold temperatures.
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U S IN G YOUR F R E E Z E R
Using the refrigerated shelves
Your freezer is equipped with refrigerated
interior shelves. Packages in direct contact
with the shelves will have the best refrigeration. Fresh, unfrozen food packages should
be stored directly on the shelves and not on
top of already frozen food packages.
When placing the food packages in your
freezer, please remember:
• The cabinet shelves have the best freezing
capability. The door shelves and the
bottom of the cabinet have a slightly higher
temperature. Therefore, packages sensitive to temperature (meat, poultry, etc.)
should not be placed on the door shelves
or the freezer bottom.
• Give the cold air a chance to completely
surround the packages.
Using the storage gate
To lower storage gate:
1. Lift top of gate up slightly to clear
supports.
2. Pull gate forward.
To raise storage gate:
1. Return gate to upright position.
2. Lift top of gate slightly to clear supports.
3. Lower gate into supports.
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Pull top up,
then forward.
(on some models)
U SIN G YO U R FREEZE R
Removing the base grille
For manual-defrost models: The base
grille will need to be removed when defrosting the freezer.
To remove the grille:
1. Open the door.
2. Pull on both sides of the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with openings
in freezer cabinet.
2. Push firmly to snap grille into place.
3. Close the door.
Using the drain system
The freezer’s drain system consists of:
• drain cap and sleeve (at the liner and
cabinet bottom); and
• drain hose.
The drain hose carries defrost water out of
the freezer, and through the area behind the
base grille, into a drain pan for disposal.
NOTE: The drain cap must be removed
before defrosting the freezer, and replaced
securely afterward.
(on some models)
Drain cap
Sleeve
Drain
hose
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U S IN G YOUR F R E E Z E R
Changing the light bulb
(on some models)
!!!INSERT WARNING HERE!!!
Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing the light bulb, either turn
Temperature Control to OFF and unplug
the freezer, or disconnect the electricity
leading to the freezer at the main power
supply.
Shock and injury can occur if electricity
remains connected.
To replace interior light:
1. Turn Temperature Control to OFF, and
disconnect freezer from power supply.
NOTE: Turning Temperature Control to
OFF does not disconnect power to the
freezer.
2. Remove the light shield by squeezing
sides slightly and pulling out.
3. Replace bulb with 15-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace light shield. Insert back tabs into
slots and squeeze shield slightly to insert
front tabs into slots.
5. Reconnect freezer to power supply, and
refer to “Setting the temperature control”
on page 7.
Using the key eject lock
If your freezer is equipped with a lock, it can
help reduce the hazard of child entrapment.
To lock or unlock the freezer, you must
hold the key in the lock while turning. The
lock is spring loaded, so the key cannot be
left in the lock.
If the key is lost, contact your Estate
dealer for a replacement. Always give the
complete model and serial number of your
freezer when requesting a replacement key.
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Light shield
(on some models)
Caring for Your Freezer
Your freezer is designed to give you years of dependable service. However, there are a few
things you can do to ensure a long product life. This section will tell you how to care for your
freezer properly.
Cleaning manual-defrost models
Defrost and clean your freezer when frost
has built up to about 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) thickness. Complete defrosting and cleaning
should be done at least once a year. In high
humidity areas, your freezer may need more
frequent defrosting and cleaning.
!!!INSERT WARNING HERE!!!
Electrical Shock and
Product Damage Hazard
• Turning the Temperature Control to
OFF does not remove power to the
unit. Failure to unplug the power cord
before cleaning or servicing freezer
could result in electrical shock.
• Do not place electrical devices in
freezer when defrosting. Shock or
injury can occur.
• Do not use an ice pick, knife, or other
sharp-pointed tool to defrost freezer.
Damage can occur.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners on your
freezer. Do not use cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents, bleaches, or
cleaners containing petroleum on
plastic parts. Damage can occur.
1. Turn Temperature Control to OFF, and
unplug power cord.
2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food
in several layers of newspaper and cover
with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for
several hours.
OR
Store frozen food in a cooler, additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
3. For models with a drain system: Remove the base grille (see page 9) and
reach under the unit to pull the drain hose
out through the opening. Place a shallow
pan under the drain hose. Remove the
drain cap inside the freezer.
NOTE: Check the drain pan frequently to
avoid water overflow. Have a second pan
handy for easier emptying of drain pan.
For models without a drain system: Use
a large sponge or plastic baster to remove
excess water from the freezer bottom. You
might want to have a pan close by to wring
the sponge or empty the baster into.
4. Place pans of hot water in freezer with
door open to speed melting. Directing air
from an electric fan into freezer will also
help. Do not place fan in freezer.
5. Use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
6. Wipe water from walls with a towel or
sponge.
7. Wash the inside walls with a solution of
2 tablespoons (26 mg) baking soda to
1 quart (0.95 L) warm water.
8. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
9. Use a sponge, cloth, or paper towel and
mild detergent in warm water to clean
outside of freezer, door liner, and gasket.
10. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
11. Wax painted metal surfaces outside of
freezer to provide rust protection.
NOTE: Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Wax may damage them.
12. For models with a drain system:
Replace the drain hose, drain cap, and
base grille.
13. Replace all frozen food.
14. Plug in power cord, and refer to “Setting
the temperature control” on page 7.
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C A R IN G F OR Y OUR F REEZER
Cleaning frost-free models
Frost-free means that you will never have to
defrost your freezer. Frost is removed by air
moving and collecting any moisture and depositing it on the cooling coil. The cooling coil
periodically warms up just enough to melt the
frost and it then flows down to the drain pan
(located behind the base grille) where it is
evaporated.
Complete cleaning should be done at least
once a year.
1. Turn Temperature Control to OFF, and
unplug power cord.
2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food
in several layers of newspaper and cover
with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for
several hours.
OR
Store frozen food in a cooler, additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
3. Wash the inside walls with a solution of
2 tablespoons (26 mg) baking soda to
1 quart (0.95 L) warm water.
4. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
5. Use a sponge, cloth, or paper towel and
mild detergent in warm water to clean
outside of freezer, door liner, and gasket.
6. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
7. Wax painted metal surfaces outside of
freezer to provide rust protection.
NOTE: Do not use wax on plastic parts.
Wax may damage them.
8. Replace all frozen food.
9. Plug in power cord, and refer to “Setting
the temperature control” on page 7.
What to do during power outages
1. Call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
2. Keep freezer closed if service is to be
interrupted 24 hours or less.
This will help food stay frozen.
3. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours, do this:
Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen
food locker.
OR
Place 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cubic foot of freezer space. This will
keep foods frozen for 2 to 4 days.
OR
If dry ice or a food locker is not available,
use or can perishable food at once.
!!!INSERT WARNING HERE!!!
WARNING
Personal Injury Hazard
Wear gloves to protect your hands from
dry ice burns.
Failure to do so could result in dry ice
burns.
NOTE: 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.
Food containing ice crystals may be
safely refrozen, but the quality and flavor of
the food may be affected.
Use refrozen food quickly. If the condition
of the food is poor, or you feel it is unsafe to
eat, dispose of it immediately.
Moving care
Remove all frozen food and pack it in dry ice.
Unplug the freezer and clean it thoroughly.
Tape the door shut and tape electrical cord to
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the cabinet. When you get to your new
home, refer to pages 5-7 for information on
installation and setting controls.
Troubleshooting
Before calling for assistance, please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could
save you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
The freezer
stops running
• Is the power cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage?
• Is there a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker?
• Has local power failed?
• Is the Temperature Control set to a numbered setting?
Motor seems
to run too long
• Is there excessive frost, or a package preventing the door from
closing? Defrost and clean freezer or move package so door closes
properly.
• Has a large amount of unfrozen food been added to the freezer? The
motor will naturally run longer. Add no more unfrozen food at one time
than will freeze in 24 hours – approximately 2-3 lbs. per cubic foot of
freezer space.
• Is the day hot and muggy, or the room too warm? The motor will
naturally run longer to provide the correct amount of cooling.
• Is there enough air circulation space around the freezer? See “Choosing the proper location” on page 6.
Freezer clicks
but does not
run
• Has local power failed? Unplug the freezer for 30 minutes to allow the
refrigeration system to equalize. During this time, keep the door
closed whenever possible.
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Requesting Assistance Or
Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on page 13. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need assistance* …
Call Whirlpool Consumer
Assistance telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere in
the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance 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, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need service* …
Contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the appliance or
the authorized servicer in your
area. For help finding an authorized servicer in your area, call
our toll-free number in Step 1.
SERVICE
3. If you need FSP®
replacement parts …
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 Estate® appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build every
new Estate appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call our toll-free
telephone number in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied with
how the problem was
solved …
• Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (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 servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
• MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When 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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Index
This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
page number.
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
ASSISTANCE
Requesting ............................................ 14
LOCATION
Choosing ................................................. 6
BASE GRILLE ............................................ 9
MOVING CARE ........................................ 12
CLEANING
Before using ............................................ 5
Manual-defrost models ......................... 11
Frost-free models .................................. 12
PARTS/FEATURES ................................... 4
DRAIN SYSTEM ........................................ 9
RESPONSIBILITIES
Owner ..................................................... 3
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Locating proper supply ........................... 5
FEATURES/PARTS ................................... 4
HANDLE
Installing .................................................. 5
KEY EJECT LOCK ................................... 10
LEVELING .................................................. 6
LIGHT BULB
Changing .............................................. 10
POWER OUTAGES ................................. 12
REFRIGERATED SHELVES ..................... 8
SAFETY ..................................................... 3
SERVICE
Requesting ............................................ 14
STORAGE GATE ....................................... 8
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Setting ..................................................... 7
Adjusting ................................................. 7
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................. 13
WARRANTY ............................................. 16
15
ESTATE
Domestic Freezer Warranty
®
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FULL FIVE YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship.
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed
refrigeration system. These parts are:
1. Compressor
4. Drier
2. Evaporator
5. Connecting Tubing
3. Condenser
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your freezer.
2. Instruct you how to use your freezer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs or batteries.
B. Pickup and delivery. Your freezer is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to your freezer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
D. Food loss coverage for freezers used in commercial applications.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
5-93
Limited domestic food loss coverage. See below for details on limited domestic food loss protection plan.
Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company.
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 also apply. For details, contact your authorized Whirlpool
distributor or military exchange.
LIMITED DOMESTIC FOOD LOSS COVERAGE REIMBURSEMENT FOR FOOD LOSSES.
During the first year of ownership, the Estate Freezer warranty provides reimbursement as stated below for
food actually spoiled while stored in the freezer as a result of defects in materials or workmanship.
During the second through fifth years of ownership, reimbursement will be made as stated below for food
actually spoiled while stored in the freezer as a result of a FAILURE OF THE SEALED REFRIGERATION
SYSTEM.
Food spoilage losses must be verified by Whirlpool or an authorized Whirlpool service company. Reimbursement of losses will be based on domestic use and freezer size up to the total cumulative amount shown for the
five year warranty period.
9.9 cubic feet or smaller ............................................ up to $150.00 maximum payment
10.0 to 16.0 cubic feet .............................................. up to $300.00 maximum payment
16.1 cubic feet or larger ............................................ up to $400.00 maximum payment
The reimbursement amounts shown may or may not cover the actual replacement cost of the contents of
your freezer. They are, however, the maximum payments that will be paid and they are cumulative for the
five year warranty period.
Sorry, but Whirlpool is not responsible for food losses caused by natural spoilage, misuse, or negligent care
of the freezer, or by accidental or intentional disconnecting of the electrical power cord, power interruption,
inadequate power, fire damage, water damage, theft, riots, strikes, war, or acts of God.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 1-81121 Rev. 1/2165305 Rev. B
© 1994 Whirlpool Corporation
® Registered Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.
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