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UseAndCare
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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
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Ca.afezrur
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Food Storage Guide 24
If You Need
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Warranty
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A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You purchased a quality, worMc/ass 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 property and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete
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.
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dangers as personal injury, bums, fire
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
1-800-253-1301,
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 26. 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
Dealer Nama
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase Date
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Important
Safety 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.
.ChiM entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
, abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, do it safely. Please read the
enclosed safety booklet from the
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.
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Never allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the refrigerator.
l Never clean refrigerator
parts with
flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
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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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you
Please:
Install and level the refrigerator on a floor
that will howl the weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
l Do not install the refrigerator
near an oven,
radiator or other heat source.
l Do not use the refrigerator
in an area
where the room temperature will fall below
55°F (13°C).
9 Keep the refrigerator out of the weather.
l Connect the refrigerator
only to the proper
kind of outlet, with the correct electrical
supply and grounding. (Refer to the
Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instructions Sheet.)
l Do not load the refrigerator
with food
before it has time to get properly cold.
l Use the refrigerator
only for the uses
described in this manual.
l Properly maintain the refrigerator.
l Be sure the refrigerator
is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar
with where all parts and features are located and what they look like.
Freezer light
Removable
freezer shelvw
Automatic
Ice maker
Ice bin
Leveling rollers ’
(behind base
grille)
Control
MODEL ET22DQ Shown
panel
Refrigerator
control
Exterior
moisture
control
Light
rwitch
Freezer
control
Before Using Your
Refrigerator
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
Removing
your
packaging
refrigerator
materials
NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
Remove tape and any inside labels (except
the model and serial number label) before
using the refrigerator.
instruction labels inside your refrigerator. Do
not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under
the refrigerator at the front.
To remove any remalnlng glue:
Cleaning
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Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove.
OR
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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” on page 3.
Plugging
it before
use
After removing all packaging materials,
clean your refrigerator before using it, if
necessary. See cleaning instructions on
pages 21-22.
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 Electriil
Requirements and Grounding Instructions Sheet in your Literature
Package.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Refrigerator
power cord
grounding
Plug
Installing
it properly
1. Allow ‘55 inch (1.25 cm) space on each
side and at the top of the refrigerator for
ease of installation.
2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be
against a wall, you might want to leave
extra space so the door can be opened
wider.
3. The refrigerator can be flush against the
back wall.
Leveling
it
Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling
screws-one on the right and one on the left.
To adjust one or both of these, follow the
directions below.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 18
2. To raise front, turn screw clockwise.
3. To lower front, turn screw counterclockwise.
4. Check with level.
5. Replace base grille. (See page 113.)
Right to raise;
left to lower
Front
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Use a screwdriver
to adjust
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Using Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
Setting the controls ............................ 7
Changing the control settings.. ........ .8
Adjusting the door bins ..................... g
Adjusting the bin/shelf glides .......... .9
Removing the tall-bottle retainer ...... .
Adjusting the lateral-adjust shelf.. ..I 0
Adjusting the cantilever
refrigerator shelves .......................... 11
Using the egg bin ............................. 11
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Adjusting the crisper humidity
control ............................................... 13
Removing the freezer shelf.. ........... .I3
Using the automatic ice maker.. ..... .I3
Removing the ice maker
storage bin ........................................ 15
Using the THIRSTCRUSHERTY
dispensing system ........................... 16
Removing the base grille ................ .I8
Changing the light bulbs ................ .I9
Removing the meat drawer
and cover ........................................... 12
Understanding the sounds you
may hear ............................................ 20
Removing the crispers and crisper
cover .................................................. 12
Saving energy ................................... 20
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 controls, remove and adjust some of the
features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.
Setting
Temperature
the controls
controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are
in the refrigerator. When you plug in the
refrigerator for the first time:
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 4.
Refrigerator Control adjustments
from 1 (warmest) to 8 (coldest).
REFRIGERATOR
range
2. Set the Freezer Control to C.
Freezer Control adjustments range from
A (coldest) to D (warmest).
3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down
completety before adding food. This may
take several hours.
The settings indicated above should be
correct for normal, household refrigerator
usage. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like
and when ice cream is firm. If you need to
adjust these settings, see “Changing the
control settings” on page 8.
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Exterior
moisture
control
The Exterior Moisture Control operates
electric heaters around the door openings.
These heaters help keep moisture from
forming on the outside of the refrigerator
cabinet.
l Use the OFF setting when humidity
is low.
l Use the ON setting if moisture forms on
the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
Changing
the control
If you need to adjust temperatures in
refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed
in the chart below as a guide. If you have
questions, call our Consumer Assistance
Center number. (See page 27.)
CONDITION:
Refrigerator
section
too warm
Freezer
section
too warm
Refrigerator
section
too cold
Ice not
made fast
enough
Both
sections
too warm
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Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
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RECOMMENDED
CONTROL SETTINGS:
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature too warm
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
A
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold rrxrn temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Refrigerator
Freezer
2
B
Heavy ice usage
Very cold room temperature
(can’t cycle often enough)
Refrigerator
Freezer
3
C
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold room
temoeratures
Refrigerator
Freezer
4
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Adjusting
the door bins
To remove door bins:
1. Lii bin up.
2. Pull bin straight out.
To replace door bins:
1. Slide bin in above desired support button.
2. Push down until it stops.
Adjusting
the bin/shelf
glides
Use the binlshelf glides to secure oddshaped items or to separate other items.
1. Grasp glide.
2. Slide glide along bin/track.
NOTE: Shelf glides cannot be removed.
Removing
the tall-bottle
retainer
The tall-bottle retainer fits onto any door bin
in your refrigerator. The retainer helps to
hold tall-bottles in place when opening and
closing the refrigerator door.
To remove tall-bottle retainer:
1. Grasp center of retainer.
2. Pull up and off of bin.
To replace tall-bottle retainer:
1. Position retainer above desired door bin.
2. Gently push retainer down onto bin.
3. Make sure both side notches sit firmly
against bin.
Notch
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Adjusting
the lateral-adjust
shelf
To slide shelf side-to-side:
1. Lii slightly on shelf front.
2. Slide to desired location.
3. Lower shelf front to level position.
NOTE: You do not have to remove small
items from the sheff before moving it side-toside. You may need to remove larger items.
Lift front slightly.
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Then slide to new location.
Upper channel
To remove the shelf:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove all items from the shelf.
Hold back of shelf with one hand.
Lii front of shelf to 45” angle.
Lower shelf slightly to release shelf from
upper channel of track. Then pull shelf
straight out.
NOTE: Shelf is heavy. Make sure you use
both hands when removing shelf.
HoM with both hands
and lift front to 45” angle.
To remove shelf track:
1. Lii both sides of track slightly.
2. Pull track straight out.
Hold both sides and lift up and out.
To replace shelf track:
1. Guide track hooks into the shelf support
slots on the back wall of the cabinet.
NOTE: Make sure all three track hooks
are in slots and that the slots are parallel
to each other.
2. Push track backward and down.
3. Check that track is completely seated in
the sheff supports.
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Make
sure all 3
sets of
hooks
are in
support
slots.
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!‘Shelf
support
Upper channel
To reinstall shelf:
1. Hold shelf at front and back.
2. Tilt front of shelf up to a 45” angle to
track.
3. Insert both rear shelf slides into upper
channel of track.
4. Lower front of shelf to a level position.
NOTE: Make sure both rear shelf slides are
securely in the track before letting go of
shelf.
Adjusting
the cantilever
Insert rear shelf
slides into upper
channel of track.
refrigerator
shelves
Adjust the shelves to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong
enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy
food items
To remove glass shelves:
1. Remove items from sheff.
2. Tilt shelf up at front.
3. Lii back of shelf.
4. Pull sheff straight out.
To replace glass shelves:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots
in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
2. Till shelf up at front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level position.
Using
Glass shelves are
heavy. Be careful.
the egg bin
The egg bin has three pieces -the lid, the
egg carrier, and the bin. Use the egg bin to
hold one, two or three dozen eggs.
To hold one dozen eggs:
Place a dozen eggs into the egg carrier.
Then place the egg carrier into the bin and
cover with the I’d.
To hold two dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin and
cover them with the lid. Use the carrier to
transport eggs between the bin and your
cooking area.
To hold three dozen eggs:
Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin.
Invert the lid and place it on the bin. Place a
dozen eggs, in the carton, on top of the lid.
Use the carrier to transport eggs between
the bin and your cooking area.
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Removing
the meat drawer
To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
2. Lii front of meat drawer.
3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
and cover
Pull out to the stop,
lift the front and pull
again.
To remove the cover:
1. Tilt front of cover up.
2. Lift back of cover.
3. Pull cover straight out.
4. Replace cover in reverse order.
Removing
the crispers
and crisper
To remove the crispers:
Pull out to the
top, lift the front
and pull again.
1. Slide the crisper 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. Push up glass insert from the bottom,
then slide it out with both hands.
2. Lift front of cover frame.
3. Pull cover frame up and out.
4. Remove metal cover support.
To replace the cover:
1. Replace metal cover support on wall
supports in front section of cabinet.
2. Fii back corners of cover frame into notch
supports on walls of refrigerator, then
lower front onto metal cover support.
3. Slide back of glass insert into cover
frame. Then lower front to level position.
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cover
Remove the
glass insert.
Lift front of
cover frame.
then the
back.
Adjusting
the crisper
humidity
control
You can control the amount of humidity in
the moisture-sealed crisper.
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LOW and HIGH.
l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper
for best storage of fruits and vegetables
with skins.
l HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the
crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy
vegetables.
Removing
the freezer
shelf
Remove the upper freezer sheff for easier
cleaning.
To remove the freezer shelf:
1. Lii front of shelf slightly.
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2. Lii beck off supports.
3. Replace in reverse order.
Using
the automatic
Here are a few things you will want to know
aboul your ice maker.
l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically
UP to shut off the ice maker
IMPORTANT: Do not turn on the ice
maker until it is connected to the water
supply. Instructions for ke maker water
supply hook up are attached to the
back of the refrigerator cabinet.
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You may hear water running when the ice
maker is working. You’ll hear ice falling
into the bin. Don’t let these sounds bother
you.
If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal
arm to shut off the ice maker. When you
replace the bin, push it in all the way and
lower the ice maker signal arm to the ON
position.
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Solving
common
PROBLEM
Ice crescents
attached at
corners
Ice maker
won’t
make ice
ice maker
problems
CAUSE
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Off-taste or
odor In ke
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ON/OFF lever in the
OFF (up) position
Freezer not cold
enough
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Ice attracts airborne
odors; old ice
Poor water quality
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Foods not properly
wrapped
Ice bin and freezer
need cleaning
Plumbing to ice
maker
New ice maker
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They break apart easily.
Shake ice bin occasionally to keep cubes separated.
Move ON/OFF lever to the ON (down) position.
Ice maker will not operate until freezer is coM
enough to make ice. This coukf take overnight.
Dump old ice and make a new supply. Store
excess ice in a covered container.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may
require a filter. Try to avoid softened water
supplies.
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 the water softener is operating properly and well maintained.
Wrap food properly. See pages 24 and 25.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning chart on
page 21.
Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hookup. (See back of refrigerator cabinet.) Try to avoid softened water
supply*
First few batches of ice from a new ice maker
may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make a new
supply.
Removing
the ice maker
Remove, empty and clean the
the ice dispenser has not, or
used for a week or more.
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melt and freeze together.
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storage
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storage bin if:
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the bin to
regularly.
To remove ice bin:
1. Pull the covering panel out from the
bottom and slide it to the rear.
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF
(up) position. Ice can still be dispensed,
but no more can be made.
3. Lift the rear of the storage bin straight up
and pull out.
NOTE: Storage bin is heavy when filled
with ice. Be careful when removing it.
4. Empty the ice bin. Use hot or warm water
to melt the ice if necessary. Never use
anything sharp to break up ice in the
bin. This can damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash with mild detergent. Rinse well. Do
not use harsh or abrasive cleaners or
solvents.
6. When replacing the bin, make sure it is
pushed in all the way. Then push the
signal arm down to the ON position to
restart ice production.
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Using the THIRSTCRUSHERTM
system
dispensing
The ice dispenser
Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage
bin in the freezer. When you press the dispenser bar, a trapdoor opens in a chute
between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice
moves from the bin and falls through the
chute. When you release the dispenser bar,
a buzzing sound may be heard for a few
seconds as the trapdoor closes. The dispenser system will not operate when the
freezer door is open.
For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before
being dispensed. This may cause a slight
delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise
from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of
ice may vary in size.
When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE,
a few ounces of crushed ice will be dispensed along with the first cubes.
To dispense ice:
1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch
to CUBE position.
For crushed ice, move Ice Selector
Switch to CRUSHED position.
2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice
dispenser bar. HoM glass close to
dispenser opening so ice does not fall
outside of glass.
3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: The first few batches of ice may
have an off-flavor from new plumbing and
parts. Throw the ice away. Also, large
amounts of ice should be taken from the ice
bin, not through the dispenser.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Tumbling ice and pressure can break a
fragile glass. Use a sturdy glass when
dispensing ice or water.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury or breakage.
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The water
dispenser
Chilled water comes from a tank behind the
meat drawer. It holds approximately
1 quart (1 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up,
press the water dispenser bar with a glass or
jar until you draw and discard 2 or 3 quarts
(1.9 to 2.8 L). Please allow about 30 seconds
to clear the air from the system and for the
water to appear. The water you draw and
discard rinses the tank and pipes. Allow
several hours to chill a new tankful.
NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser
is designed to evaporate small spills. There is
no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.
To dispense water:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the water
dispenser bar.
2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to
maintain a fresh supply.
The dispenser
light
To turn on night light, slide dispenser LIGHT
switch to the left. To replace bulb, reach
through front of dispenser area. Replace bulb
with a 1 O-watt heavy-duty bulb.
WATER
LIGHT
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Solving
common
PROBLEM
Ice dispenser
won’t work
dispenser
problems
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Ice bin not properly
installed
Wrong ice in bin
SOLUTIONS
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Close the freezer door.
Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.
Use only crescents from ice maker.
Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes
separated and to obtain increased storage
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Ice dispenser
stops working
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Dispenser not used for
extended periods,
causing ice cubes to
melt together
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Ice dispenser bar
held in too long
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Removing
Dump old ice and make a new supply.
Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser
motor to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
the base grille
To remove the grille:
1. Open refrigerator door.
2. Pull base grille forward to release the
support tabs from the metal clips.
3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind the grille.
To replace the grille:
1. Line up grille support tabs with metal
clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into place.
3. Close refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and
condenser coils on page 22.
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Condenser
Changing
the light
bulbs
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator
at the main power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
remove bulb.
3. Replace with a go-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
To change freezer light:
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1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Grasp top and bottom of light shield.
3. Squeeze and pull light shield out.
4. Replace with a 25-watt appliance bulb.
5. Snap light shield into place.
6. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fii your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size and shape.
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Understanding
the 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.
you may hear
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
trickling water
thud (clatter of ice)
Because 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.
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Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
You may hear the refrigerators
and moving air.
Clicking
or snapping
fan motor
sounds
The thermostat makes a definite click when
the refrigerator stops running. It also makes
a sound when the refrigerator starts. The
defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle
starts.
Saving
sounds
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor and motor. It will run longer than
older designs. It may even seem to run most
of the time.
energy
You can help your refrigerator use less
electricity.
l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level
the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
l Clean the condenser
coils regularly.
l Open the door as few times as possible.
Think about what you need before you
open the door. Get everything out at one
time. Keep food organized so you won’t
have to search for what you want. Close
door as soon as food is removed.
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures cokler
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.
Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This
Section
Page
Cleaning your refrigerator ............... 21
Power interruptions
Page
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Vacation and moving care ............... 22
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to help extend its product Me. 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
Roth the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. However, clean both
about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrfgerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
carefully.
Failure to do so could resuk in personal
injury.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable parts
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm
water
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Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
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(shelves, criir,
etc.)
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Hand wash, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
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.
lnslde walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won’t stick)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
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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.
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PART
Door liners
and gaskets
Plastic parts
(covers and
panels)
Defrost pan
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
mild detergent and
warm water
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Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
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Vacuum cleaner
with extended
narrow
attachment
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Floor under
refrigerator
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Vacation
Short
and moving
Remove base grille. (See page 18.)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
Make sure defrost pan drain tube is
pointing into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month.
Replace base grille.
Roll refrigerator out onfy as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
care
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. Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
4. Shut off water supply to ice maker.
5. Empty the ice bin.
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
materlai. See ‘important Safety instructions” on page 3.
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Condenser
coils
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Long
vacations
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Turn off the water supply to the ice maker
at least one day ahead of time.
3. When the last load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is
dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
6. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough
for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
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.
Moving
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. Turn off the water supply to the ice maker
at least one day ahead of time.
2. Disconnect the water line.
3. After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
4. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
5. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.
6. Unplug the refrigerator.
7. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
8. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don’t
shift and rattle.
9. Screw in the leveling rollers.
10. 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, remember to reconnect the water supply line.
To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your
Refrigerator” on page 7.
Power
interruptions
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps food stay frozen.
2. If service will be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. This keeps 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. lf food contains ice crystals,
it may be safely refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions
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Call our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, 1-800-253-l 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 freshness.
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)
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 aluminum 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.
Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic
container.
TYPE
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.
hlgs
Store without washing in the egg bin provided or 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.
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APPROXIMATE
(DAYS)
Chicken
1 to 2
Ground beef
1 to2
Steaks and roasts
3 to 5
Cured meats
7to10
Bacon
5 to 7
Cold cuts
3 to 5
Variety meats
1 to2
TIME
+ When storing meat longer than the times
given, follow the directions for freezing.
NOTE: Use fresh fish and shellfish the same
day as purchased.
Storing
frozen
food
The freezer section is designed for storage
of commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home.
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times,
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 throughout the refrigerator 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%).
Packaging recommended for use:
9 Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids
l Straight-sided
canning/freezing jars
l Heavy-duty
aluminum foil
l Plastic-coated
paper
l Non-permeable
plastic wraps (made from
a Saran film)
Follow package or container instructions for
proper freezing methods.
Do not use:
Bread wrappers
Non-polyethylene
plastic containers
l Containers
without tight lids
l Waxed paper
l Waxed-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
The use of these wrappings couM cause
food odor, taste transfer and drying of frozen
food.
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If You Need Assistance
Service
Or
Perfomnce
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
...
Lied in this chart are the most common problems consumers
Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
PROBLEM
Your refrlgerator will not
operate
run into with their appliances.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage7
Has a househokl fuse or circuit breaker blowtiriiped?
Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position?
The lights do
not work
Is the power suppty cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker bbwtiripped?
The ke maker
does not work
Is a bulb burned out?
Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It coukl take overnight for
the freezer to reach the proper temperature.
Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 13.)
You hear unfamlllar sounds or
a rattlIngI
jlngllng noise
Is the water valve turned on?
Does the water line have a clog or leak?
Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?
Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding
mav hear” on oaae 20.
the sounds you
There Is water In
the defrost pan
This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator
so the pan does not overflow.
The motor
seems to run
too much
Are the condenser coils dirty?
is level
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
hwpen.
Is the room hot? lf the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to
keep the unit cool.
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2. If you
need
assistance*
...
Call Whlrlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dlal toll-free
from anywhere In the U.S.A.:
1-800-2-1301
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 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*
4. If you need FSP
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 Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will ffl right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
buikl 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
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpoole service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty 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 took in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
replace-
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with
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
Chiigo,
IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When asklng for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and seriil numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This infonnation will help us respond properly to your
request.
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WHIRLPOOL”
Refrigerator Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration
system. These parts are:
4. Drier
1. Compressor
5. Connecting tubing
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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 househokf 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.
5-KI
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 apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 2170501
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