Whirlpool RS25AW Operating instructions

Whirlpool RS25AW Operating instructions
No-Frost
Refrigerator-Freezer
Useand
CareGuide
Home Appliances
RS20CK
Rs22AR
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Thank you for choosing a
Roper Appliance.
This Use and Care Guide will help you
operate and maintain your new, qualitybuilt Roper refrigerator-freezer. Keep
this Use and Care Guide in a safe place
for future reference.
Complete and mail the
Product Registration Card.
This card enters your warranty into our
warranty system that ensures efficient
claim processing, can be used as a proof
of purchase for insurance claims and
helps Roper to contact you immediately
in the unlikely event of a product-safety
recall.
NOTE: Because this Use and Care Guide
covers several models, not all features
discussed will apply to your specific
model.
You are responsible for
It is your responsibility to be sure your
refrigerator:
. Has been properly installed and
leveled according to the installation
instructions given on page 2.
. Is installed on a floor that can
support the weight of the
refrigerator.
n IS Properly
connected to a
grounded electrical circuit that
meets the electrical requirements
on page 2.
l Is properly
used only for the job it
was designed to do.
. Is not used by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
. Is cold in both the refrigerator and
freezer sections before food is
added.
n Is properly
maintained.
Contents
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Important Safety Instructions
Before Using Your Refrigerator
Pert;rt~l Features
Rs22AR
RS25AW
Before You Call For Service
Wamnty
How to get service or assistance -12
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Setting the controls
Changing control settings
Exterior moisture contIol
Adjusting meat drawer temperature
Adjusting refrigerator shelves
Removing crisper, meat drawer
and cover
Removing freezer trivet
Removing freezer basket (bin) -6
Removing and adjusting
freezer shelves
Changing the light bulbs
Removing the base grille
Automatic ice maker
Ice cube trays
Cold water and ice dispenser or
ice dispenser only
Removing the ice maker storage bin _
Cold water and ice dispenser tips __
Common ice maker problems
Food Storage Guide
If electricity goes off
Vacation and moving guide
Normal operating sounds
Energy saving tips
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Using Your Refrigerator
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Caring For Your Refrigerator
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Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your refrigeratorfreezer, follow basic precautions including the following:
1. Read all operating instructions
before using your refrigeratorfreezer.
2. Child entrapment and suffocations
are not problems of the past.
Junked or abandoned refrigerators
are still dangerous
even if they
will “just sit in the garage for 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.
3. Never allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the
refrigerator.
. SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS .
4. Never clean refrigerator parts
with flammable fluids. The fumes
can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
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DO NOT STOREOR USEGASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMAB LE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
Before Using Your Refrigerator
E. Level refrigerator-freezer
A. Remove labels
D. Install properly
Remove the tape and any inside labels
before using the refrigerator. To remove
any remaining glue:
. Rub briskly with thumb to make a
ball, then remove.
Install the refrigerator according to the
dimensions shown below.
OR
n Soak area with
liquid hand
dishwashing detergent before
removing glue as described above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the
material. See “Important Safety
Instructions” above.
NOTE: Do not remove the Tech Sheet
located behind the base grihe.
Leave extra space along the hinge-side
wall to allow the door to be opened
wider.
Do not install the refrigerator:
. next to an oven, radiator or other
heat source;
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out in the weather or direct
sunlight ;
. in an area where the room
temperature will fall below 55°F
(13°C).
to adjust.
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Leave I/Z in. (1.25 cm) at the top
and eachside of the refrigerator
for easier installation.
B. Clean it
Clean your refrigerator before using it.
See cleaning instructions on page 9.
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Right to raise;
left to lower
Make sure the refrigerator is level for
efficient operation.
1. Remove base grille. (See page 6.)
2. Place a level on top of the
refrigerator-first side to side then
front to back. Turn each leveling
screw to the right to raise the front
of the refrigerator. Turn each
leveling screw to the left to lower
the front of the refrigerator.
3. Check the levelness again and
repeat step 2 until the refrigerator is
level.
4. Replace base grille. (See page 6.)
C. Plug 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
Grounding Instruction Sheet in literature
package for complete details.
Refrigerator can be installed
flush against hack wall.
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Use screwdriver
Parts and Features
Refrigerator
Exterior
moisture
Model RS20CK
Meat drawer
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Model RS22AR
Automatic
ice maker
Freezer
control
Refrigerator
control
Freez
light
Meat drawer
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Model RS25AW
Refrigerator
control
Exterior
moisture
control
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Crisper
Model and
serial number
1-L-I
Crisper
light
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Door shelves
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Levelina
rollers (not shoz
Crisper
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Meat drawer
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Meat drawer
air control
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Using Your Refrigerator
Freezer control
Refrigerator control
Exterior moisture control
Setting the controls
Controls for the refrigerator and freezer
are in the refrigerator. When the
refrigerator is plugged in for the first
time :
1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3.
2. Set the Freezer Control to B.
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Light iwitch
Changing control settings
3. Let the refrigerator and freezer
compartments get cold for several
hours before adding food.
4. When the refrigerator keeps milk or
juice as cold as you like and the
freezer compartment keeps ice
cream firm, the settings are correct
for your household.
1, Adjust the Refrigerator Control
according to the settings listed in
the chart at the top of page 5.
2. Wait 24 hours or more before
making additional adjustments to
the Refrigerator Control or
adjusting the Freezer Control.
Condition
Check if
Set control setting
Refrigerator section
TOO WARM
1 Door is opened often.
1 Large amount of food added.
1 Too-warm room temperature.
Refrigerator
Freezer
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Freezer section
TOO WARM
. Door is opened often.
. Large amount of food added.
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Too-cold room temperature
(freezer can’t cycle often enough).
Refrigerator
Freezer
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C
Both sections
TOO WARM
. Door is opened often.
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Large amount of food added.
. Too-warm or too-cold room
temperatures.
Refrigerator
Freezer
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B
Refrigerator section
TOO COLD
1 Controls not set correctly.
Refrigerator
Freezer
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B
Ice is not made
fast enough
. Heavy ice usage.
. Very cold room temperature
(freezer can’t cycle often enough).
Refrigerator
Freezer
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C
Exterior moisture control
Adjusting refrigerator
Removing crisper, meat
drawer and cover
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The Exterior Moisture 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.
1. Use the OFF setting when humidity
is low.
2. Use the ON setting if moisture
forms on the outside of the
refrigerator.
Adjusting meat drawer
temperature
Shelves can be adjusted according to the
way you use your refrigerator.
To remove:
1, Remove food from shelf.
2. Tilt up front.
3. Lift up back until hooks clear the
shelf support slots.
4. Pull shelf straight out.
To replace:
1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into shelf
support slots.
2. Tilt up front until hooks drop into
slots. Lower front of shelf to level
position.
For models RS22ARand RS25AW: Glass
shelves are strong enough to hold
bottles, milk and other heavy food items.
Be careful when removing or replacing
glass shelves-they are heavy!
The meat drawer temperature control
lets more or less cold air flow from an
opening between the freezer and the
refrigerator. This helps to keep the meat
drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator. Slide the control to coldness level
you want.
To remove crisper and meat
drawer:
1. Slide crisper or meat drawer
straight forward to the guide stops.
2. Lift front until it clears stops.
3. Slide crisper or meat drawer out the
rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove covers:
1. Push up glass insert from the
bottom, then slide out with both
hands. (Be careful-the glass is
heavy!)
2. Lift front of cover frame and pull up
and out.
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To replace covers:
To adjust:
1. Fit cover frame notches into
supports on walls of refrigerator.
2. Lower into place.
3. Slide back of crisper cover glass
insert into place; then lower front.
1. Remove shelf as above.
2. Slide supports upward and remove.
3. Slide supports downward into new
position.
4. Replace shelf.
Removing freezer trivet
NOTE: The cup-shaped supports go in the
(Model RSZOCK)
back of the freezer.
For proper air movement, keep freezer
trivet in place when the refrigerator is
operating.
Changing the light bulbs
1. Lift trivet up.
2. Pull trivet forward.
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Remove bulb from the socket inside
the dispenser area.
3. Replace with a heavy-duty, lo-watt
bulb.
4. Reconnect power supply.
To replace trivet:
1. Slide trivet into freezer.
2. Lower trivet into place.
Removing freezer basket
(bin)
To remove:
1. Slide forward to the guide stops.
2. Lift front until it clears stops.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace:
1. Place on the slides.
2. Lift slightly until the stops clear the
front of guides.
3. Slide in the rest of the way.
Removing and adjusting
freezer shelves
Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the main electric power
supply to the refrigerator. Failure
to do so can result in electrical
shock or injury.
To change refrigerator
1. Remove food from shelf.
2. Lift right side of shelf off wa.ll
supports.
3. Slide left side of shelf out of
supports.
4. Replace in reverse order.
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NOTE: Not all commercial appliance
bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace a bulb with one of the same size
and shape.
Removing the base grille
Metal clips
light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Remove the bulb from the socket
located behind the Control Console
and throw the burned-out bulb
away.
3. Replace with a 40-watt tubular
appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect power supply.
To change freezer or crisper light
(on some models):
To remove shelf:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Lift top of light shield up and pull
shield out.
3. Remove bulb from socket.
4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
5. Place shield over bulb and snap into
place.
6. Reconnect power supply.
To change dispenser light
(RS25AW):
To remove trivet:
(Models RS22AR and RS25AW)
To change upper freezer light
(RS25AW):
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply.
2. Grasp front of light shield.
3. Pull bottom of shield forward until it
snaps free.
4. Remove bulb.
5. Replace with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
6. Press light shield straight on until it
snaps into place.
7. Reconnect power supply.
Defrost pan
To remove:
1, Open the refrigerator and freezer
doors.
2. Pull grille outward.
3. Do Not remove Tech Sheet fastened
behind grille.
To replace:
1. Line up grille support tabs with
metal clips.
2. Push firmly to snap into position.
3. Close the refrigerator door.
See cleaning instructions for defrost pan
and condenser coils on page 9.
Automatic ice maker
Models RS22AR and RS25AW are
equipped with a factory-installed ice
maker. The ice maker is an optional
accessory for model RSZOCK.
. Good water quality is important for
good ice quality. It is not
recommended that you connect the
ice maker to a softened water
supply. If a softened water supply
cannot be avoided, it is important to
maintain the water softener so it
operates properly. Water softener
chemicals, such as salt from a
malfunctioning softener, can
damage the ice maker mold and
lead to poor quality ice.
Ice cube trays
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Connect the ice maker to the water
supply before turning it on.
Instructions for ice maker water
supply hook-up are attached to the
back of the refrigerator cabinet.
The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal
arm. Lower signal arm to make ice.
Raise signal arm to turn off the ice
maker.
Freezer must be cold enough for the
ice maker to work. This may take
eight hours or more before the right
temperature is reached.
“First” ice may be discolored or offflavored because of new plumbing
connections. Throw away first few
batches of ice.
Change ice cube size with the dial
or lever on the side of the ice maker.
Ice crescents are normally attached
at the corner. They break apart
easily.
Normal sounds include water
running when the ice maker is
working and the thud of ice as it
falls into the bin.
If ice is not being made fast enough
and more ice is needed, turn the
Refrigerator Control to a higher
number. Wait 24 hours, and if this
does not increase the ice supply,
turn the Freezer Control to C.
Raise the signal arm before you
remove the ice bin. When you
replace the bin, push it in a.ll the
way. Then lower the arm to the ON
position.
Cubes left in the bin for long
periods of time may develop an offflavor, like stale water. Throw old
cubes away. Cubes may also
become smaller if stored for a long
time.
(Model RSZOCK)
Remove ice by slightly twisting
with both hands.
the tray
NOTE: The longer ice cubes are stored,
the smaller they get. Slow evaporation is
caused by the movement of cold air.
Cold water and ice dispenser
(M&de1 RS25AW)
Ice dispenser only
(Model RS22AR-1 dispenser arm)
The small tray below the dispenser is
designed to evaporate small spills. Do
not pour water into it. There is no drain
in this tray.
Dispensing ice:
1. Press a sturdy glass against the ice
dispenser bar. (Pressure and
tumbling ice can break a fragile
glass.)
2. Remove glass to stop dispensing.
NOTE: “First” ice may be discolored or
off-flavored because of new plumbing
connections. Throw away first few
batches of ice.
Ice comes from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is
pressed, ice falls through a chute
between the ice bin and dispenser and
out an open trap door. When the
dispenser bar is released, a faint buzzing
sound may be heard for a few seconds
as the trap door closes
Dispensing water:
1, Press a sturdy glass against the
water dispenser bar. (Pressure can
break a fragile glass.)
2. Remove glass to stop dispensing.
Chilled water comes from a 50-ounce
(1.5 L) tank (approximate) behind the
meat drawer. When the refrigerator is
first hooked up, rinse the tank and pipes
by pressing the water dispenser bar
with a sturdy glass or jar. Discard 2 to 3
quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L). Then allow the first
tankful of water to chill for several hours.
Removing ice maker storage
bin
Remove, empty and clean ice maker
storage bin if: ice dispenser has not or
will not be used for a week or more; a
power failure causes ice to melt and
freeze together; or ice dispenser is not
used regularly.
1. Lift covering panel up from the
bottom and slide it back to the rear.
2. Lift the ice maker signal arm until it
clicks into the OFF position. Ice can
be dispensed, but no more will be
made.
3. Lift the front of the storage bin and
pull the bin out.
4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm
water to melt any remaining ice. Do
not use sharp objects to break up
ice in the bin. This can damage
the bin and dispenser mechanism.
5. Wash the bin with mild detergent.
Rinse well. Do not use harsh or
abrasive cleaners or solvents.
6. Slide the bin back into place. Make
sure it is pushed in all the way.
7. Lower the signal arm to the ON
position to restart ice production.
8. Lower covering panel.
Cold water and ice dispenser
tips
. Use only ice crescents from the ice
maker. Other shapes will not
dispense properly.
. Large amounts of ice (more than 2
glasses) should be taken from the
ice maker storage bin, not the
dispenser. The dispenser motor
may stop if the dispenser bar is held
in too long. If the motor stops, it will
restart in about 3 minutes.
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Common ice maker problems
CHECK IF
Ice dispenser won’t work.
WHAT TO DO
1 Freezer door is open.
. Close the freezer door.
I Ice bin not pushed in all the way.
1 Non-crescent-shaped ice in bin.
I Push bin in all the way.
. Use only ice crescents from ice maker. Other
shapes won’t dispense properly.
. Old ice has clumped together.
. Throw away old ice and make new.
Ice dispenser stops working.
. Ice dispenser bar is held in too long.
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Off-taste or odor in ice.
. Airborne odors are near ice.
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. Ice is old.
. Water quality is good.
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. Foods are properly wrapped.
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Ice bin and freezer are clean.
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. Ice maker is properly plumbed.
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. New ice maker.
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Wait about 3 minutes for dispenser motor to
reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from
the bin, not through the dispenser.
Use ice immediately or store in covered
container.
Throw away old ice and make new.
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur)
may require a filter.
Wrap properly. See “Food Storage Guide”
below.
Clean freezer and ice bin. See “Cleaning Your
Refrigerator” on page 9.
Properly hook up ice maker water supply. See
Installation Instructions.
First ice from a new ice maker may have an
off-taste. Dump ice and make new supply.
Food Storage Guide
Storing fresh food
Food placed in the refrigerator should be
wrapped or stored in air and moisture
proof material. This prevents food odor
and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check
code date to ensure freshness.
Vegetables
For 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. For
vegetables with skins: 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 store
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 interior shelf.
Milk
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage,
place milk on interior shelf.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you
are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap
tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil
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Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or
butter compartment. When storing an
extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil. Plastic containers with
tight lids can also be used.
Storing frozen food
The freezer section is designed for
storage of commercially frozen food and
for freezing food at home. For further
information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, contact
your local Cooperative Extension Service
or check a freezer guide or cookbook.
Packaging
The secret of successful freezing is in
Meat
the packaging. The way you close and
Most meat can be stored in original
seal the package must not allow air or
wrapping as long as it is air and
moisture
in or out. Packaging done in
moisture proof. Rewrap if necessary. See
any other way could cause food odor and
the following chart for storage times.
taste transfer throughout the refrigerator
Fresh and cured meat
and drying of frozen food.
storage chart*
Rigid plastic containers with tight fitting
lids,
straight-sided canning/freezing jars,
TYPE
APPROXIMATE
TIME (DAYS) heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps
Chicken .._._............................ 1 to 2
(made from a Saran film) are
Ground beef .,.__.,__,___.__.__.......
1 to 2
recommended. Follow package or
Steaks and roast .._._............. 3 to 5
container instructions for proper freezing
Cured meats . . . . . . . ....... . 7 to10
methods.
Bacon ..,.,._,_,____._.....................
5 to 7
Do not use: bread wrappers, non-rigid
Cold cuts .,.,_._.,______.._._...........
3 to 5
plastic containers, containers without
Variety meats . .... . .. . .. . . . 1 to 2
tight-fitting lids, waxed paper, wax*If meat is to be stored longer than the
coated freezer wrap, or thin, semitimes given, follow the directions for
permeable wrap. The use of these
freezing.
NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be wrappings could cause food odor and
taste transfer and drying of frozen food.
used the same day as purchased.
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Freezing
Do not expect your freezer to quickfreeze 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, type of packaging or wrap
used (air and moisture proof), and
storage temperature which should be
0°F (-17.8%).
PART
Removable parts
(shelves, crispers, meat drawer, etc.)
Outside
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. To help prevent
odors, wipe up spills immediately. Clean
both sections once a month.
1, Turn Refrigerator Control to OFF
and unplug power cord.
2. Take out all removable parts and
clean according to the following
directions :
Electrical Shock and Product Damage Hazard
. Unplug power supply cord or disconnect power supply at the fuse/circuit
breaker box before cleaning your refrigerator. Failure to do so could result. in
electrical shock.
.Do not use sharp instruments, window sprays, scouring cleaners or flammable fluids on your refrigerator. These can scratch or damage the material.
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Sponge or cloth; mild detergent
and warm water.
. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel;
mild detergent and warm water;
appliance wax (or good auto
paste wax).
. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
. Twice a year-apply appliance wax or
good auto paste wax to painted metal
surfaces. Waxing these parts provides
rust protection.
. Do Not use wax on plastic parts.
Inside walls
Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel;
mild detergent and warm water
OR 2 tablespoons (26 g) baking
soda to 1 quart (0.95 1)warm
water.
. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Door liners and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel;
mild detergent and warm water.
. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Plastics
Soft, clean sponge or soft cloth;
mild detergent and warm water.
. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Defrost pan
Sponge or soft cloth; mild
detergent and warm water.
I Remove base grille. (See page 6.)
I Lift defrost pan over wire brace
(remove any tape).
1 Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
. Replace defrost pan with notched
corner to the rear. Push pan in all the
way.
. Check that defrost pan tubing is
pointing into pan.
. Replace base grille (See page 6.)
Condenser coils
Vacuum cleaner with extended,
narrow attachment.
. Remove base grille. (See page 6.)
. Vacuum coils at least every other
month.
. Replace base grille. (See page 6.)
Floor under refrigerator
Floor cleaners.
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(Allow the freezer walls to warm up
so cloth won’t stick)
(covers and panels)
Move refrigerator out away from wall.
Clean the floor.
Move refrigerator back into place.
Check levelness of refrigerator.
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Caring For Your Refrigerator
If electricity goes off
Long vacations
(more than 4 weeks)
1. Call the power company.
If you have an automatic ice maker,
shut off ice maker water supply at
least a day before your vacation.
When last load of ice drops, lift
signal arm to turn off ice maker and
empty ice bin.
Remove all food.
Turn Refrigerator Control to OFF.
Unplug refrigerator.
Clean, rinse and dry the interior.
Keep refrigerator and freezer doors
slightly open by taping wood or
rubber blocks at the top of each
door. This allows air to enter the
refrigerator and freezer sections
and prevents odors and mold from
building up inside while you’re
away.
Ask how long power will be off.
2. Keep freezer closed if service is to
be interrupted 24 hours or less.
This will help food stay frozen.
3. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24 hours, do this:
Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
Place 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. This wiIl keep foods frozen
for 2 to 4 days.
Wear gloves to protect your hands
from dry Ice bums. Failure to do so
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If dry ice or a food locker is not
available, use or can perishable
food at once.
NOTE: A full freezer stays cold longer
than a partly filled one. A freezer full of
meat stays cold longer than a freezer full
of baked goods.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do Not allow children to operate,
play with or climb on the
refrigerator when the doors are
blocked open. Children may
become injured or trapped.
. To restart refrigerator when you
return, see page 4 for resetting
controls.
Food containing ice crystals may be safely
refrozen, but the quality and flavor of the
food may be affected.
Moving
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Use refrozen food quickly. If the condition
of the food is poor, or you feel it is unsafe
to eat, dispose of it immediately.
Vacation and moving guide
Short vacations
(less than 4 weeks)
. Use up perishable foods.
. Freeze other food items.
. If you have an automatic ice maker,
lift signal arm to turn off the ice
maker, shut off ice maker water
supply, and empty ice bin.
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If you have an automatic ice maker,
shut off ice maker water supply at
least a day before you move. When
last load of ice drops, lift signal arm
to turn off ice maker and empty ice
bin.
Remove all food.
Pack frozen foods in dry ice.
Turn Refrigerator Control to OFF.
Unplug refrigerator.
Clean, rinse and dry the interior.
Take out all removable parts.
Wrap removable parts in paper and
tape them all together. Store inside
refrigerator.
Raise leveling legs.
Tape the doors shut.
Tape the electric cord to the cabinet
exterior.
When you reach your new home,
replace the removable parts and
follow steps beginning on page 2.
Remember to connect the water
supply line if you have an automatic
ice maker.
Normal operating sounds
You can expect to hear the following
sounds when your refrigerator-freezer is
operating:
Slight hum or soft hiss as the
refrigerator’s fan motor moves air.
Clicking or snapping sounds occur
when the refrigerator starts and
stops running. The defrost timer
also clicks when the defrost cycle
starts and stops.
Water sounds occur as water
gurgles through tubing for a few
minutes after refrigerator stops
running. You may also hear defrost
water running into the defrostwater pan.
Buzzing sounds (from the ice maker
water valve), trickling water and
clatter (or thud) of ice may be heard
if you have an ice maker.
Operating sounds from the highefficiency compressor and motor. It
will run longer than your older
refrigerator.
Energy saving tips
Check the door gaskets for a tight
seal. Level the refrigerator to be
sure of a good seal.
Clean dust and lint from the
condenser coils every other month.
Open the doors as seldom as
possible. Decide what you need
before you open the door. Remove
everything you need at one time.
Organize and label food so you will
not have to search for items you
want. Close door immediately after
you remove food items.
Store food in the refrigerator and
freezer so that air movement is not
blocked.
Set the refrigerator and freezer
temperatures so that the drinks
remain cold enough for your
family’s taste and ice cream
remains firm. Do Not set
temperatures colder than they need
to be.
Set the Exterior Moisture Control to
the OFF position unless moisture
forms on the outside of the
refrigerator.
Do Not install your refrigerator next
to your range, water heater,
furnace, radiator, other heat sources
or in direct sunlight.
Before You Call For Service
If you are having an operating problem,
check the chart to see what the cause
might be before you call for assistance.
OPERATING PROBLEM
Refrigerator will not run.
. Power cord is plugged into a live
circuit with proper voltage.
. Refrigerator Control is turned on.
. Household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker has tripped. Also check if a
time-delay fuse has been used.
Rattling, jingling noise or
unfamiliar sounds.
Ice maker will not make ice.
WHAT TO DO
CHECK IF
. Anything is on top of or behind the
refrigerator when the refrigerator is
operating.
. These are “normal” operating
sounds: humming from fans,
clicking from thermostat or defrost
cycle, or defrost water draining into
the defrost pan.
. Freezer compartment has had
enough time to get cold. With a
new refrigerator, it may require
cooling overnight to reach proper
temperature.
. Signal arm is in the down position
to start ice maker.
. Water valve is turned to open
position and water is reaching the
ice maker.
. Firmly plug power cord into electrical
outlet. Check circuit voltage at fuse/
circuit breaker box.
. Set Refrigerator Control to a
numbered setting.
. Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse
of the correct capacity. Reset circuit
breaker.
. Remove objects from the top or from
behind the refrigerator.
. Read the “Normal operating sounds”
section on page 10.
n
Allow freezer to get cold enough.
. Put signal arm in the down position.
m Turn water valve to open position.
Water in the defrost pan.
. Weather is hot and muggy.
. Hot and muggy weather can cause
water to collect in the drain pan.
Since water levels may reach half-full
in the pan, be sure to level the
refrigerator so the pan does not
overflow.
Light does not work.
. Household fuse has blown or circuit
breaker has tripped.
. Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse
of the correct capacity. Reset circuit
breaker.
. Firmly plug power cord into electrical
outlet. Check circuit voltage at fuse/
circuit breaker box.
. Replace bulb with an appliance bulb.
Follow instructions on Page 6.
. Power cord is plugged into a live
circuit with proper voltage.
. Bulb is burned out.
Motor runs too long.
. Condenser is free of lint and dust.
. Weather or room is hot or muggy.
. Door has been opened frequently or
a large amount of food has been
added to the refrigerator or freezer
compartment.
. Remove dust and lint from the
condenser coils with a vacuum
cleaner.
. If the temperature outside or inside
your home is warm, motor-running
noises are normal,
. Decide which food items you need
before opening the refrigerator or
freezer section. Motor noise is also
normal when large amounts of food
are added to the refrigerator-freezer
compartments.
Remember-your new refrigerator
may be larger than your old
refrigerator. It may have more space
to cool, which requires a longerrunning motor.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
RoPEcR’.
Home Appliances
PRODUCTS COVERED
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
All Roper Appliances
Replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or
workmanship.
FULL FIVE YEAR WARRANTY
Refrigerators
Freezers
Air Conditioners
Dehumidifiers
LIMITED 2ND-5TH YEAR
WARRANTY
Microwave Ovens
Repair or replacement of magnetron
tube which we find to be defective in
materials or workmanship.
Automatic Washers
Repair or replacement of any part of
the gear case assembly which we find
to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
(From date of purchase)
I
LIMITED 2ND-5TH YEAR
WARRANTY
Replacement parts and repair labor
for the sealed refrigeration system
(compressor, evaporator, condenser,
1 drier or connecting tubing) which we
find to be defective in materials or
workmanshin.
WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. SERVICE CALLS TO:
1. Correct the installation of your appliance.
2. Instruct you how to use your appliance.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to appliance caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of product not approved by us.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it be liable under this warranty for
incidental or consequential damages and alI implied warranties are limited to the same time periods stated in the express
warranties for Roper Brand Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
or limitations of how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations or exclusions 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 franchised Roper distributor or military
exchange.
HOW TO GET SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
If you need service, first see the “Before You Call For Service” section of this book. If you still need service after checking this
section, additional help can be found if you:
. Contact your selling dealer for the authorized servicer in your area?
OR
. Phone l-800~44ROPER(l-800-447-6737) between 8: 00 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday?
OR
.For further information, write to: Consumer Relations Dept., Roper Brand Appliances, 2000 M-63 North, Benton Harbor, MI 490222
When requesting assistance, please provide the model and serial numbers, date of purchase, and a complete description of the
problem. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the inside, right wall of the refrigerator compartment near the top
of the unit. (See illustrations on pages 3-4.)
If you are not satisfied with the service received, 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 or Roper Brand Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve your problt
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
Part No. 2150287 Rev. B
Printed in U.S.A.
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
TM Trademark of Whirlpool Corporation
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