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A Note To You

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Parts And Features

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Before Using Your

Refrigerator

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Using Your

Refrigerator

Caring For Your

Refmigerator

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Food Storage Guide 16

If You Need

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Warranty

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1-800-253-1301

Call us with questions or comments.

NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER

MODELS ETl4JK ET14JM ETl4HJ ET14GK

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A Note To You

Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance.

You have purchased a quality, worMclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please com- plete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.

Your safety is important to us.

This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.

This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, and electriial shock.

This symbol will help you avoid actions

Our Consumer Assistance is toll-free, 24 hours a day.

Center number, l-800-253-1301,

If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 18. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.

Model Number

Serial Number

Purchase Date

Dealer Name

Dealer Phone

Imraortant Safetv Instructions

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:

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Read all instructions before using the refrigerator. l

Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.

*Child entrapment and suffocation are Never clean refrigerator parts with l not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- ous . . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”

If you are getting rid of your old refrig- erator, do it safely. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the Asso- ciation of Home Appliance Manufactur- ers. Help prevent accidents. flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. l

FOR Y-OUR 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.

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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 l l

Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator or other heat source.

Do not use the refrigerator in an area where the room temperature will fall below

55°F (13°C).

Keep the refrigerator out of the weather. l l 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.)

Do not load the refrigerator with food before it has time to get properly cold.

Use the refrigerator only for the uses described in this manual. l l

Properly maintain the refrigerator.

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. The model you pur- chased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual covers several models.

Automatic ice maker

(not shown-

ET14JM only) ke cube trays

Partial freezer shetl H

Control panel -

Model and serial number label

(on *ide wall)

Meat drawer

(not shown-

ET1 4GK only)

Adjustable wire shelves

Glass crisper cover /

Crisper A

(2 half-width on ET14GK)

Butter

-compartment

Model ET1 4JK shown

Control panel

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Before Using Your

Refrigerator

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In This Section

Page Page

Cleaning your refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 installing it properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Plugging it in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Leveling it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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 your refrigerator

Removing packaging materials

Remove tape and any inside labels (except the model and serial number label) before using the refrigerator.

To remove any remaining glue: l l

Rub briskly with your thumb to make a ball, then remove.

OR

Soak area with liquid hand-dishwashing detergent before removing glue as de- scribed above. Do not use sharp instru- ments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the material. See “Important Safety Instruc- tions” on page 3.

NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the front.

Cleaning it before use

After removing all packaging materials, clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on pages 13 and 14.

Plugging it in

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.

See Electrical Requirements and Ground- ing Instructions Sheet in your Literature

Package.

&prong grounding type wall receptacle grounding plug

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Installing it properly

1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.

2. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wall.

3. Allow % inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.

4. 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.

5. Level your refrigerator.

Leveling it

Your refrigerator has 2 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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Use a screw- driver to adiust

View of roller with hinge in place ,

Leieling screw

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Using Your Refrigerator

In This Section

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Page

Setting the temperature control . . . . . . . . 7 Using the automatic ice maker . . . . . . . . 10

Adjusting the refrigerator shelves . ...8 Changing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Removing the crisper(s) and cover ..8 Reversing the door swing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Removing the meat drawer Understanding the sounds you and cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 may hear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Using the ice cube trays . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . 9 Saving energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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 temperature control, remove and adjust some of the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.

Setting the temperature control

The Temperature Control is in the refrigera- tor. It controls the temperature in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments.

When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time:

1. Set the Temperature Control to 3 (nor- mal). Temperature Control adjustments range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).

NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control to OFF stops cooling in both the refrigera- tor and freezer compartments, but it does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply.

2. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. This could take several hours.

3. Adjust the Temperature Control to have food as cold as you like. The settings indicated above should be correct for normal, household refrigerator usage.

NOTE: The built-in exterior moisture control continuously guards against moisture build- up 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.

Removing the crisper(s) and cover

To remove the crisper(s):

1. Slide crisper(s) straight out to the stop.

2. Lii the front.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

4. Replace in reverse order.

To remove the cover:

1. Lit cover front and remove the cover support.

2. Lii 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 counter- clockwise to lower.

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Removing the meat drawer and cover

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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 shetf.

2. Lower cover into place.

3. Pull cover forward to secure rear clips onto shelf.

4. Replace meat drawer.

Using the ice cube trays

(ETMJK, ET14HJ AND ET14GK)

If you don’t use the cubes, they may shrink.

The moving cold air starts a slow evapora- tion. The longer you store cubes, the smaller they get.

To remove ice:

1. Hold tray at both ends.

2. Twist slightly.

Using the automatic ice maker

(ODtional on ET14JK. ETl4HJ and ET14GK,

*a&tory-installed on ET14JM)

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If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (contact dealer for ice maker kii number), there are a few things you will want to know:

For ET14JK, ET14HJ and ET14GK: The aluminum water inlet tube, supplied with your refrigerator, is in the rear bottom of the refrigerator, on the compressor support plate. Use this tube instead of the tube provided in the accessory kit.

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 it is connected to the water supply.

Instructions for ice maker water supply hook up are attached to the back of the refrigerator cabinet.

The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker changes the size of the cubes.

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 a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make sure that the water softener is well maintained and operating properly. up to stop ice maker.

Down to stsrt ice maker.

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Solving common ice maker problems

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION

Ice crescents attached l

This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasion- at corners ally to keep cubes separated.

Ice maker will not operate or ice is not made fast enough l l

ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the

ON (down) position.

Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature control and wait 24 hours.

Off-taste or odor in ice l

New plumbing connections can cause discolored or off- flavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice. l l l

Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a new supply.

Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See “Food

Storage Guide” on pages 16 and 17.

Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages 13 and 14.

Changing the light bulb

Electrical Shock Hazard

Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigera- tor at the main power supply. Turning the Temperature Control to the OFF position does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply.

Failure to do so could result in electri- cal shock or personal injury.

To change the refrigerator light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Reach behind the Control Panel to remove bulb.

3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.

NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a bulb with one of the same size, wattage and shape.

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Reversing the door swing

You can change the hinges on your refrig- erator so the doors open the other way.

Refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator.

Understanding the sounds you may hear

Water sounds

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. l l

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

trickling water thud (clatter of ice)

Slight hum, soft hiss

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

Clicking or snapping sounds

If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.

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 energy

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You can help your refrigerator use less electriiity. l

Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.

. Clean the condenser coils regularly.

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 93on as food is removed. 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 refrig- erator 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.

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Caring For Your Refrigerator

In This Section

Page Page

Cleaning your refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Power lnterruptlons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Vacation and moving care ,.............. 14

Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to 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.

To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refng- erator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable Darts and clean the refriaerator according to the following directions.

Personal Injury Hazard

Refrigeration system tubes are located near the defrost pan and can become hot. Clean defrost pan carefully.

Failure to do so could result in personal

PART

Removable parts

(shelves, crisper, etc.)

Outside

Inside walls

(allow freezer to warm up so cloth won’t stick)

WHAT TO USE

Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water

Sponge, cloth or paper towel with mild detergent, warm water and an appliance wax (or good auto paste wax)

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

HOW TO CLEAN l

Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. l l l

Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.

Rinse 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. l l

Wash with mixture of warm water and

- mild detergent, or

- baking soda (2 tablespoons

[26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).

Rinse and dry thoroughly. continued on

paw

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PART

Door liners and gaskets

Plastic parts

(covers and panels)

Defrost pan

(behind refrigera- tor on top of motor)

Condenser coils

Floor under refrigerator

WHAT TO USE

Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water

Soft, clean sponge or soft, clean cloth with mild detergent and warm water

Sponge or cloth with miM detergent and warm water

Vacuum cleaner

Floor cleaners

HOW TO CLEAN l

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.

DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen- trated detergents, bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic parts. l

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.

DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage material. See “Important Safety Instruc- tions” on page 3. l l l l

Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not remove the defrost pan to clean it.

Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the cabinet back and the wall.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level. l l l l

Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.

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 the cabinet back and the wall.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level. l l l l

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

Clean floor.

Roll refrigerator back into place.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level.

Vacation and moving care

Short 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 l l

Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.

Shut off water supply to ice maker.

Empty the ice bin.

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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 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, rinse 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 buikfing up.

Moving

When you are moving the refrigerator to a new home:

1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: l l l

Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time.

Disconnect the water line.

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. Rinse 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.

6. 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.

Personal Injury Hazard

Do not allow children to climb on, play near or climb inside the refrigerator when the doors are blocked open.

They may become injured or trapped.

To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your

Refrigerator” on page 7.

Power interruptions

If electricity goes off, call the power com- pany. 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. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for every cubic foot of freezer space. This will keep food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry ice burns.

OR

(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.

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.

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Call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-600-253-1 301.

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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

Wrap or store food placed 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 fresh- ness.

Leafy 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 with skins

(carrots, peppers)

Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.

Fruit

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

Eggs

Store without washing in the original carton on an interior shelf.

Milk

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

Butter or margarine

Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.

Cheese

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

Leftovers

Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or alumi- num foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.

Meat

Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for storage times.

TYPE

Chicken

Ground beef

Steaks and roasts

Cured meats

Bacon

APPROXIMATE TIME

(DAYS)

1 to 2

1 to2

3 to 5

7to 10

5 to 7

Cold cuts

Variety meats

3 to 5

1 to 2

‘If storing meat longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezing.

NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased.

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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 prepar- ing food for freezing or food storage times, contact your local Cooperative Extension

Service or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.

Packaging

The secret of 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 through- out the refrigerator and drying of frozen food. l l l

Packaging recommended for use:

Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids

Straight-sided canning/freezing jars

Heavy-duty aluminum foil l l

Plastic-coated paper

Non-permeable plastic wraps (made from a Saran film)

Follow package or container instructions for proper freezing methods. l l l l l l

Do not use:

Bread wrappers

Non-polyethylene plastic containers

Containers without tight lids

Waxed paper

Waxed-coated freezer wrap

Thin, semi-permeable wrap

The use of these wrappings could cause food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen food.

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 to

3 pounds of food per cubic foot 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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If You Need Assistance Or

Service

Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read the chart below before calling for service on your appliance.

1. 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

Your refrigera- tor will not operate

CHECK THE FOLLOWING

Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage?

Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?

The lights do not work

The optional ice maker does not work

Is the TemDerature Control set to the OFF position?

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?

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?

Is the water valve turned on?

Does the water line have a clog or leak?

You hear unfa- miliar 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 12.

There is water in This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level the defrost Dan SC 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 the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to keep the unit cool.

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2. If you need assistance* . . .

Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance

Center telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.:

1400-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants.

The consuftant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recom- mend a qualified service company in your area.

If you prefer, write to:

Mr. William Clark

Consumer Assistance Representative

Whirlpool Corporation

2000 N State Route 63

Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692

Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.

3. If you need service* . . .

Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpool@ service companies.

Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after- warranty service, anywhere in the United

States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our

Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your tele- phone directory Yellow Pages under:

‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD

MAJOR, SERVICE L REPAM

- See WhIrlpool Appliances or

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4. If you need FSP@ replace- ment 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 WhirlpooP appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii 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 3 above or call the

Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.

5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved . . .

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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 l

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 pur- chase date. (See p. 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.

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Refrigerator Warranty

LENGTH OF WARRANTY

FULL ONE-YEAR

WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

FULL FIVE-YEAR

WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR

FSPQ 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.

WHIRLPOOL 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.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSE-

QUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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

If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book.

After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number.

U.S.A.

1-800-253-1301. from anvwhere in the

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Key Features

  • Automatic ice maker for a convenient supply of ice
  • Adjustable refrigerator shelves for customized storage
  • Crisper drawers with adjustable humidity control to keep fruits and vegetables fresh
  • Built-in exterior moisture control to prevent condensation
  • Reversible door swing for flexible installation options
  • Energy-efficient operation to save on energy costs

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I adjust the temperature in the refrigerator?
To adjust the temperature, use the Temperature Control located in the refrigerator compartment. The settings range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest), and the recommended setting for normal household use is 3 (normal).
How do I remove the crisper drawers?
To remove the crisper drawers, slide them straight out to the stop, lift the front, and then slide them out the rest of the way.
Can I reverse the door swing on the refrigerator?
Yes, the door swing can be reversed for flexible installation options. Refer to the user manual for instructions on how to reverse the door swing.