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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet
tells you how to start your
refrigerator, clean lt, move shelves and adjust
controls. lt even tells you what new sounds to
expect from your refrigerator.
Treat your new retrlgerator
wlth care. Use lt
only to do what home refrlgemtors are deslgned
to do.
Parts and features
AUTOMATIC
ICE MAKER
(ETIAIM only)
(not shown)
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JUICE
CAN RACK
EGG
NEST
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ICE CUBE
/
TRAYS
(EWJK only)
/
REFRIGERATOR
CONTROL
BUllER
COMPARTMENT
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MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE
(not shown) /
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ADJUSTABLE
SHELVES
POWER SAVER
CRISPER
COVER
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LEVELING LEG
AND ROLLER
CRISPERS
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Thank you for buylng a Whlrlpool appliance. Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstratlon Card provided wlth this product. Then complete the form below Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a question.
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Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate
(see diagram above) and purchase date
from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial
Purchase
Servlce
2
Number
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Contents
Paae
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . “j
BEFOREUSING YOUR REFRIOERATOR. . . 4
Remove Sales Labels.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Clean It.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Plug Itln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. 4
Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . 4
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR, . . . . , . . . . . 5
Setting the Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Changing the Control Settings . . . . . . , 5
Power Saver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Adjusting the Refrlgerator Shelves , , , . 6
Removing Crispers and Crlsper
Cover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . 6
Changlng the Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Page
6
Reversing the Door Swlng ...........
7
Ice Cube Trays ......................
7
Automatic Ice Maker. ...............
8
Sounds You May Hear ...............
8
Energy Saving Tips ..................
8
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR.......
9
Cleaning Chart .....................
10
FOOD STORAOE OUIDE ................
10
Storing Fresh Food ..................
11
Storing Frozen Food .................
14
VACATION AND MOVING CARE ........
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE. 15
WHIRLPOOL REFRIOERATOR
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WARRAN’W ............................
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Important safety instructions
To reduce the rlsk of ftre, electrical shock, or Injury when uslng your
refrigerator, follow basic precauitons lncludlng the followlng:
Read all lnstructlons before using the
refrigerator.
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entrapment and suffocation are not
problems oi the past. Junked or abandoned refrlgeraton
are still dangerous...
even Ii they will “Just sit In the garage a
few days!’
If you are gefflng rid of your old refrtgerator, do lt safely. Please read the enclosed
saiety booklet from the Assoclatlon of
Home Appllanoe Manufacturers. Help
prevent accidents.
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children to operate, play wlth,
or crawl lnslde the refrigerator.
l Never clean
refrigerator parts wlth flammable fluldt. The fumes can create a ttre
hazard or exploslon.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STOREOR USEGASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE
VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMESCAN CREATE A FIREHAZARD OR
EXPLOSION.
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It Is your responslblllty to be sure your
reiflgerator:
l is installed
and leveled on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area sultable for
its size and use.
. Is connected only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical supply and groundIng. (Refer to the Electrical Requlrements
and Grounding Instructtons Sheet.)
l Is used only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
l is not near an oven, radlator
or other heat
source.
l is properly
maintained.
l is out of the weather.
l is used in an area where the room temperature will not fall below 55°F (13°C).
. is not used by anyone unable to operate it
properly.
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wlth food before it has time to
get properly cold.
- SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS -
Before using your
refrigerator
4. Install properly...
1. Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label, tape
and any Inside labels before using the refrigerator. To remove any remalnlng glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as described in
step 1.
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable or
toxic solvents, such as acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachlorlde,
etc. These can damage the
material.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT INSTRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.
Do not remove the Tech sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
2. Clean it...
Clean
cleaning
your refrigerator before
instructions on page 8.
using it. See
3. Plug- it in...
I-PRONG
GROUNDING
TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE
1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between overhead cablnels and the refrigerator top.
2. Allow at least an inch (2.5 cm) between the refrlgerator condenser on the back and the wall.
3. Allow YZinch (1.25 cm] on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
4. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you
might want to leave extra space on the hinge
side so the door can be opened wider.
5. Level refrigerator-freezer...
REFRIGERAtlOR
POWER CORD
3-PRONG
GROUNDING
PLUG
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD
A 115Volt, 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.
Do not use an extension cord. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned otf wlth a switch or
pull chain. See individual electrical requirements
and grounding instruction sheet in your literature
package.
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Thls refrlgemtor has 2 threaded levellng legs that
are shlpped In a sepamte package.
1. Screw these legs all the way into bolt holes at
the bottom corners of refrigerator. Roll refrigerator into place.
2. Lower legs just enough to lift rollers off floor.
3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock.
4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator.
- To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
- To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
5. Check with level.
Using your refrigerator
REFRIOERATOR
CONTROL
POWER SAVER COWTROL
LIQHT SWITCH
FREEZER COHTROL
Setting the controls...
Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the
refrigemtor. When the refrigemtor is plugged in for
the first time...
IEPllGElATon
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. coLDEn.
1. Set the REFRIGERATOR CONTROL to 3.
Olve the rdrlgerafor tlme to cool down completely before addlng food. (This may take sevemi hours.]
These sefflngs should be about right for normal household retttgerator usage.
The controls will be set about right when milk or
t;c$ is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
2. Set the FREEZER
CONTROL to B.
Changing the control settings...
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if you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator
or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below.
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SElTINoS:
CONDITION:
REASON:
if Refrigerator
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room tempemture too warm
Refrigemtor
Freezer
d
if Freezer
Section is
TOO WARM
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigemtor
Freezer
:
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigemtor
Freezer
2
B
Heavy ice usage
b&y cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough]
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
A
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temmratures
Refrigemtor
Freezer
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B
QUESTIONS?
...caii your
if Refrigerator
FeTAtNE”
Section IS
TOO COLD
assistance
if ICE isn’t
telephone
MADE
FASTENOUGH
number
(page 15).
if BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
Power Saver Control...
The Power Saver Control on the Control Console
operates electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator.
Powta
ENllCI
. SAVE”
“LKDXS
Lxn?moa
)LoLlruu.
--.CONwMtlLESS
Use the “CONSUMES LESSENERGY”setting when
humidity is low.
2. Use the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE”setting if
moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator.
The indicator light will glow when the switch is in
the “REDUCESEXTERIORMOISTURE” position.
1.
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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves...
To remove the shelves:
1. First, remove food from shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lift front, slide shelf the rest of the way out.
To replace
the shelves:
1. Flt back of shelf on top of guides with wire
on the bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, slide shelf in until it clears guide
WIDE
Removing crispers and crisper cover. ,.
LIFT THE FRONT, THEN THE BACK.
To remove the crlspers:
1. Slide crisper straight out to the stop, then slide
the rest of the way out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
To mmovo the cover:
1. Lift front and remove the cover support.
2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out.
To replace
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PUU OUTTO THESTOP.LlFr
THE FRCNT AND PULL A@AIN.
the cover:
1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on wails of
refrlgerator, then lower front into place.
2. insert cover support (with the long tab toward
the front) into the groove on the underside of the
crisper cover. NOTE: If support needs adJustmerit, turn base right to raise, or Iotl to lower.
Changing the light bulb...
Electrical Shock Hazard
Beiore removing the light bulb, elther unplug the retrlgerator or dlsconnect the electrlclty leadlng to the ntrlgerator
at the maln power supply.
Shock and InJury can occur It electrlclty remalns connected.
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4.
5.
Reversing the door swing...
You can change the hinges on your refrigemtor
so he doors open the other way. You will need a
#20 Torx head screwdriver. Refer to the instructlon
sheet included with your refrigerator.
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Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.
Reach behind the Control Console to find bulb.
Remove bulb.
Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
Reconnect power supply.
Ice cube trays...
To remove Ice:
(Model Ell4JK Only)
if cubes are not used,they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer
cubes are stored, the smaller they get.
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Automatic ice maker...
if you have the automatic ice maker accessory,
or if you plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-B6),
there are a few things you will want to know:
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The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
Down...for making ice automatically.
Up...to shut off the ice maker.
DO NOT TURN ICE MAKER ON UNTIL IT IS CONNECTED TO THE WATER SUPPLY.
LOWER
SIQNAL
ARM TO
START lT
The dial or lever on the side of the ice maker
changes the size ot the cubes.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes sepa. if you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
rated,and to obtain increased storage capacity.
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
it is normal for ice crescents to be attached by a
push it ail the way in and iowerthe arm to the ON
corner. They will break apart easily.
position.
You will hear water running when ice maker is l if cubes are stored too long, they may develop
working. You’ll hear ice fail into the bin. Don’t let
an off-fiavor...iike stale water. Throw them away.
these sounds bother you.
They will be replaced. Cubes in the ice bin can
The ice maker will not operate until the freezer
also become smaller by evaporation.
is cold enough to make ice. This can take . Good water quality is important for good ice
overnight.
quality. it is not recommended that the ice maker
Because of new plumbing connections, the first
be connected to a softened water supply. Water
ice may be discolored or off-flavored. Discard
softener chemicals such as salt from a maifuncthe first few batches of ice.
tioning softener can damage the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality ice. if a softened
if ice is not being made fast enough and more
water supply cannot be avoided, then it is imporice is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control totant that the water softener be well maintained
ward a higher number, Wait a day and, if necesand operating properly.
sary, turn the Freezer Control toward A.
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,
wails and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Possible Sounds:
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SllgM Hum, Soft Hiss:
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrigemtor’s fan motor and moving air.
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running.
it also makes a sound when the refrigemtor starts. The defrost timer will
click when the defrost cvcie starts and stops.
Water Sounds:
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:
- lrlckllng water
- thud fclatler of Ice1
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.
Runnlng 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.
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Energy saving tips...
You can help your reftigerator use less electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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the condenser coil regularly.
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the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep foods organized so you won’t have to search for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t
over crowd it so air movement is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigemtor and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out ail removable
parts and clean it according
to the following
directions.
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0 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.
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on CONSUMES
LESSENERGYunless moisture forms on refrigemtor
exterior.
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is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
mdiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning chart...
Part
Removable parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
pan, etc.]
What to use
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent
and warm
water.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or
good auto paste wax).
Waxlng palnted
inside wails (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
How to
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warm
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clean
removable parts by hand with
water and a mild detergent.
and dry.
Wash with warm water and a mild
detergent. Do not use abmslve or harsh
cleansers.
l Rinse and dry.
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metal surfaces at least
twice a year wtth appilance wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax on plasltc parts.
metal surtaces provldes rust protection.
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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Wash with warm water and
- mild detergent or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 L.] warm water].
Rinse and dry.
[26 g] to
Door liners and gaskets
l Wash with
mild detergent and warm
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper
towel;
mlid
water.
detergent, warm water.
l Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE Cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches
or cleansers contalnlng petroleum on plastic parts.
Dark panels
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Mild detergent
and
warm water; soft clean
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sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
DO NOT USE paper towels, wlndow sprays, scouring cleansers,
or flammable or toxic solvents like acetone, gasoline, carbon
tetrachlorlde,
etc. These can scratch or damage the material.
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator
on top of the motor]
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
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Condenser coils
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners.
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Roil refrigerator out away from Wail
Wash defrost pan with warm water
and mild detergent. Do not
remove detrost pan to clean.
Rinse and dry.
Roil refrigerator back into place.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
coils behind the refrigerator at
least once every other month.
Leave an inch (2.54 cm] between
wail and condenser coils on back
of the refrigerator.
Roil refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Clean the floor.
Roil refrigerator back.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Food storage guide
There is a right 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
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham,
bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in original wrappings. Once opened, tightly rewrap in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the
label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not
freeze.
Fresh Poultry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic
on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage.
Leaty Vegetables...Remove
store wrapping
and trim or tear off bruised and discolored areas.
Wash in cold water and drain. Place in plastic bag
or plastic containerand store in crisper.Coid,moist
air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.
Vegetables wtth Sklns (carrots, peppers)...Store
in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.
Frutt...Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in
plastic bags or crisper. Do not wash or hull berries
until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in
their store container in a crisper, or store in a
loosely closed paper bag on a refrigerator shelf.
AND CUREDMEAT*
I STORAGECHARTFORFRESHApproxlmate
Tlme
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I Variety Meats .......................
1 to 2
1 to 2
Chlcken ............................
1 to 2
Ground Beef ........................
3 to 5
Steaks and Roasts ..................
7 to 10
Cured Meats.. ......................
5 to 7
Bacon ..............................
3 to 5
Cold Cuts ...........................
‘If meat Is to be stored longer than the tlmes given.
follow the dlrectlons for freezlng.
NOTE: Fresh flsh and shellfish should be used the
same day as purchased.
Meat*...Meat is perishable and expensive...you
won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless
handling. The following list and chart give you
packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the
meat pan.
hsh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can
be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not
broken. if you want to keep it frozen longer. you
should wrap it with special freezer wrapping
material.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum
foil for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.
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Eggs...Store without washing in the original carton or use the egg nest in the door.
Mllk...Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place
milk on interior shelf.
Beverages...Wipe bottles and cans. Store on a
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
ButIer...Keep opened butter in covered dish or
in the Butter Compartment. When storing an extra
supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese...Store in original wrapping until you
are ready to use it. Once opened, rewmp tightly in
plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condlments...Store small jars and bottles (catsup, mustard, jelly, olives) on door shelves where
they are easy to reach.
Leftovers...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and
transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight
lids are fine, too.
STORING F-ROZEN FOOD
The freezer section is designed for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing food at
home.
Packaglng - The secret of successful freezina is
in the packaging. The wrap you use must be&,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package must not allow air, moisture or
vapor in or out, Packaging done in any other way
could cause food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator and drying of frozen food.
Rigid polyethylene (plastic) containers with tight
fitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper
and nonpermeable
plastic wraps (made from a
Saran film) are recommended.
NOTE: Heatsealed bolllng bags ore easy to use and can be
used by themselves or as carton Ilners.
Sealing - When sealing food in bags, squeeze
out the alr (liquids need headspace to allow for
expansion). Twist the top and turn it back. Fasten
tie securely around the doubledover
tail. Put the
label inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
label on outside of opaque ones.
Air-ttght wmpping calls for “drugstore” wrap. Cut
the sheet about one-third longer than the distance
around the food. Bring the ends together and fold
in (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air.
Crease ends close to food, press air from package.
Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape
closed. NOTE: Wlth unboned meats, pad sharp
edges with extra wrap or use stocklnetto to protact lhe wmp tram punctures.
DO NOT USE:
Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
0 Waxed paper
0 Waxed-coated freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof. The use of these wrapplngs
could
cause iood odor and taste transter and drylng ot trozen tood.
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Freezlng Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits.
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3
quarts (liters) at a time and drain. Fruit that stands in
water may lose food value and become soggy.
Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.
Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or other
recommended
material. Leave head space to
allow liquids to expand during freezing.
Freezlng Vegetables - Freeze only fresh highquality vegetables picked when barely mature.
For best results, freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours
after picking. Wash in cold water, sort and cut into
appropriate sizes. Blanch or scald. Pack in recommended container and freeze.
Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks,
potatoes or fresh tomatoes. Ail will become limp or
mushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed.
Freezlng Cooked Food-Prepare cooked foods
as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10
to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking durIng reheating. Omlt seasonings and part of the iiquid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes
should also be added to soup and stew at heating
time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating
time.
Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in recommended containers with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solid foods may be frozen
in the baking container. if you don’t want to leave
your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.
Bake, cool, freeze, iiff out the foil package, bag it
and return to freezer.
FreezIng Meats - The meat you thaw can only
be as good as the meat you freeze. “Drugstore”
wrap in meal-size packages. Fiat cuts or patttes
should be wmpped individually or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are moisture and
vapor proof. if not, rewrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended under “Packaging:
Freezlng Baked Goods-Wrap
baked breads in
recommended
material. Thaw in wrapping.
Unbaked yeast breads can be frozen after the first
rising. Punch down, wrap and freeze.
Bake cookies as usual. Cool and freeze on trays,
then pack in recommended freezer bags or cartons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded
or roiled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing. Refrigerator-type
cookies can be wrapped and frozen in roil form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before
freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam
vents in top crusts when ready to bake.
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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulckfreeze any large quanfffy of food. Puf no more
unfrozen food Info the freezer than will freeze
wlthln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of
food per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave
enough space for alr to clrculafe around packages. Be careful to leave enough room af the
front so the door can close flghfly.
FOODSTORAGECHART
Storage times’ will vary according to the quailty of the food, the type of packaging or wrap
used (moisture and vapor-proof), and the storage temperaturewhich
should be 0°F ( -17.8%).
storage Tlme
Food
FRUITS
........
12 months
Frult Juice concentrate
Commercially
frozen fruit ..... 12 months
4 to 6 months
Cltrus fruit and Juices ......
Stol2months
Ofhers ....................
VEGETABLES
8 months
Commercially
frozen ..........
8 to 12 months
Home frozen ..............
MEAT
4 weeks or less
Bacon ....................
4 weeks or less
Corned beef .............
(Salflng meat shortens freezer Ilfe)
1 month
Frankfurters .....................
Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
6 to 12 months
Beef ....................
6 to 9 months
lamb and veal ..........
4to8months
Pork .....................
Sausage, fresh .............
1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
8tol2months
Beef ....................
3 to 4 months
lamb, veal, pork .........
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
6months
sole .........................
Blue fish, salmon ...........
2 to 3 months
2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch ...........
3 months
......
Breaded flsh [purchased)
Clams, oysters, cooked
3 to 4 months
fish, crab, scallops .......
10 months
Alaskan klng crab ............
12 months
............
Shrlmp, uncooked
POULTRY
Chlcken or turkey,
12 months
whole or parts ..............
6 months
Duck ..........................
2to3months
Glblets ....................
6 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy .......
1 month
Slices (no gravy] ................
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and flsh casserole .......
2 to 3 months
3 to 6 months
TV dlnners .................
Stomge Time
Food
DAIRY PRODUCTS
6to9monfhs
Buffer ......................
12 months
Margarine .....................
Cheese:
Camembeti, Mozzarella,
Bmonfhs
farmer% ....................
DO NOT FREEZE
Creamed cottage ......
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
6 to 8 weeks
Swtu, brick, etc. ........
Freezlng can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months
EGGS
12 months
Whole (mlxed) .................
12 months
Whlfes .........................
12 months
Yolks ...........................
[Add sugar or salt to yolks orwhole mixed eggs]
BAKED GOODS
3 monfhs
Yeasf breads and rolls ..........
3 month,
Baked Brown ‘N Serve rolls ......
1 month
Unbaked breads ................
2 to 3 months
Gulck breads ..............
2 to 4 months
Cakes, unfrosfed ...........
............
8 to 12 months
Cakes,frosfed
12 months
hulf cakes ....................
3 months
Cookle dough ..................
8 to 12 monfhs
Baked cookies ............
1 to 2 monfhs
Baked ples .................
4 to 6 months
Ple dough only .............
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Mlchlgan
Cooperatlve
Extension Servlce suggested storage tlmes.
If electrlclfy goes off
Call the power company Ask how long power
will be off.
1. if service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help frozen
foods to stay frozen.
2. if service is to be interrupted longer than 24
hours:
(a) Remove ail frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker. Or...
(b) Place 2 ibs (0.9 kg] of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft. of freezer space. Thls will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) if neither food locker storage nor dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food at
once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a
partiy filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer full of baked
goods. if food contains ice crystals, it may
be safely refrozen, although the quality and
fiavor may be affected. Use refrozen foods
quickly if the condition of the food is poor or
if YOU feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Vacation
Short vacations...
Moving...
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items. If your refrigerator is equipped
with an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead of time.Disconnect the water line.
After the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm
to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Remove everything that comes out. Wrap all
parts well and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the doors shut:
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you
get to your new home, put everythlng back, and
refer to page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water
supply llne If you have an Ice maker.
Long vacations...
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an
automatic ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least a day ahead. When the last
load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors...keeping them open far enough for air
to get in. This will keep odor and mold from building up.
Personal Injury Hazard
To restart refrigerator,
erator:’
14
see “Using Your Refrig-
Questions?
...call your
CCCL-LINE”
service
assistance
telephone
number
(page 15).
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
2. If you need assistance*...
Performance problems often result from llttle thlngs
you can flnd and fix yourself wlthout tools of any klnd.
Call Whlrlpool
phone number.
If your refrlgemtor
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If there
sounds:
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will not operate:
Is the electric cord plugged Into a live circuit wlth
proper voltage? [See page 4.)
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
Is the Refrigerator Control ON?
Is a mffllng
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Is water
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will not operate:
In the detrost
not work:
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
Is the power supply cord plugged Into a live circuit
wlth the proper voltage? (See page 4.)
It a bulb Is burned
It the motor
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out:
See lnstructlons for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
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seems
light bulbs on page 6.
to run too much:
is the condenser free of dust and Ilnt?
On hot days, or If the room Is warm, the motor naturally
runs longer.
If the door has been opened a lot, or if a large amount
of food has been put In, the motor will run longer to
cool down the Interior.
Motor running tlme depends on different
thlngs; number of door openlngs. amount of food
stored; temperature of the room, settlng of the controls.
Your new refrlgerator may be larger than your old
one so It has more space to be cooled. It also has a
regular freezer Instead of a frozen food compartment.
Ail thls means better refrlgeration
and may requlre
more running tlme than your old one.
Remember:
l-800-253-1301
and talk wlth one of ourtmlned consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtaln satisfactory operatlon from your appliance
or, If service is necessary,
recommend a quallfied servlce company In yourarea.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool has a nationwlde network
of franchised TECH-CARE@ service
companies.
TECH-CARE service
@
technlclans are tralned to fulfill the
TECU-CARE
FLIrnHlllD
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product warranty and provlde afterwarranty service. anywhere In the Unlted States. To locate TECH-CARE servlce In your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2)
or look In yourtelephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
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FRANCHISEDTECH-CARE SEWICE
pan:
Thls Is normal in hot. muggy weather. The pan can
even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so
the pan does not overflow.
It the light does
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or untamlllar
Has the freezer had enough tlme to get cold? With a
new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
Is the signal arm ON...ln the down posltlon?
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the ice
maker?
It there
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nolse
Is somethlng on top or behind the refrigerator maklng
noise when the refrigerator is running?
New features on your new refrigerator make new
sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans,
timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, or defrost water
drainlng In the defrost pan.
It your Ice maker
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or Jlngllng
CCCL-LINE@ servlce assistance
teleDlal tree tram anywhere
In the U.S.:
SERYKE
X"T!SEWlCECO
123MARE
COMPANIES
999-9399
4. If you have a problem?..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk wlth one of our consultants, or If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Sklnner
Dlrector of Customer Relations
Whlrlpool Corporatlon
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please Include a daytlme phone number In your
correspondence.
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts%.
FSP Is a reglstered trademark of Whlrlpool Corporatlon for quality parts. Look for thls symbol of quality
whenever you need a replacement
part for your
Whlrlpooi appliance. FSPreplacement parts will flt rlght
and work right, because they are made to the same
exacting
speclflcatlons
used to build every new
Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSPreplacement parts In your area, refer to
Step 3 above or call the Whlrloool COOL-LINE service
assistance number In Step 2. ’
‘If you must call or write, please provlde: model
number, serlal number, date of purchase, and a complete descrlptlon of the problem. Thls Information Is
needed In order to better respond to your request for
assistance.
WHIRLPOOL”
REFRIGERATOR
WARRANTY
LENQTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
RFOM
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WILL PAY FOR
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materlals or workmanship. Service must be provlded by a
franchised TECH-CARE@service comoanv.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
FSPreolacement Darts for electronic control svstem If defective
in materials or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANlV
From Date of Purchase
HJLL FIVE-YEAR WARRAN’IV
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
FSPreplacement parts and repalr 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 Drovided bv a franchised TECH-CARE@service
company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.
2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wlrlng or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
B. Repalrs when refrlgerator Is used In other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product Is designed to be repalred in the home.
D. Damage to refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limlted warranty.
F. Any food loss due to product failure.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limltatlon of incldental or consequential damages so thls limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you speclflc legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outslde the Unlted States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whlrlpool
dlstrlbutor or military exchange.
Part No. 1124665
01989 Whlrbool Corwration
Printed in U.S.A.
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