NO-FROST
REFRIGERATORFREEZER
Model ED26MM
,.ers.
Freezers,
Relrlgerator-Freezers.
Ice Makers.
Dishwashers,
Bullt-ln
Ovens
and Surlace
Units,
Ranges.
MIcrowave
Ovens.
Trash Compactors,
Room Air Condltloners.
Oehumldtfl
Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else.. .
This booklet
tells you how to start your refrigerator, clean it, move shelves and adjust controls. It even tells you what new sounds to expect
from your refrigerator.
Treat your new refrigerator
with care. Use it
only to do what home refrigerators
are designed to do.
Parts and features
“‘III111
Meat Pan wit
Cold Control
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Utility
Bin
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Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call with a questlon.
have this Information ready:
Model and Serial
Number Plate
here.. .
Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from the
plate located as shown).
Serial Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip,
Purchase Date
Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this
book, your warranty and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Service Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
Page
SAFETYFIRST
BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN.~~
Removing the Crisper, Meat Pan
and Covers
Changing the Light Bulbs
Sounds You May Hear
Energy Saving Tips
Install Properly.
Level Refrigerator-Freezer
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
Plugltln
CLEANINGYOUR REFRIGERATOR
Removing the Base Grille
Cleaning Chart
USINGYOUR REFRIGERATOR
Setting the Controls
Changing the Control Settings
Power Saving Control
Adjusting Crisper Humidity Control
Adjusting Meat Pan Temperature
Adjusting Shelves
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser
Removing the Freezer Basket
Removing the Freezer Shelves
‘al986 Whirlpool
FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
Storing Fresh Food
Freezing and Storing Frozen Foods
VACATION AND MOVING CARE
IF YOU NEEDSERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
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Corporation
Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
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the weight, and in ar
and use.
is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the
right electrical
supply and grounding. [Refer to
your “Electrical
Requirements
and Grounding
Instructions:‘)
is used only for jobs expected
of home refrigerators.
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not fall below 55” F (13” C).
is not used by those who may not understand how
it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install
properly..
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Remove sales labels.. .
Remove the Consumer Buy Gurde label and other
Inside labels before using the refrigerator. Any glue
left can be taken off with rubbing alcohol.
Clean it.. .
I, Allow ‘/2” (2 cm) space on each side and at top for
ease of installatron.
2. The refrigerator back can be flush against the
wall.
3. If the refrigerator is to be in a corner, keep IV4
inches (3.1 cm) between the wall and side of the
refrigerator
so there is room to open the
SERVA-DOOR”
or to clear the ice and water
dispenser.
Level refrigerator-freezer..
Clean your refrigerator before using it. See cleaning instructlons on pagell.
Plug it in...
3-prong
grounding
type
wall receptacle
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Front Roller
Front Roller
Refrigerator
Power Cord
Recommended
Grounding
Method
Right to Raise;
Lett to Lower
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2.
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4.
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Remove base grille (see page 10 )
To raise front, turn each screw to the right.
To lower front, turn each screw to the left.
Check with level.
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 or 20 ampere fused
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 off with a switch or pull
chain. See individual electrical requirements and
grounding
package.
instruction
sheet
in your
literature
Using your refrigerator
Temperature
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Control
Air Control
Air Outlet
Setting
the controls..
Power
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The Temperature Control IS in the refrigerator and
the Air Control is In the freezer section. When the
refrigerator is plugged In for the first time..
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I, Set the TEMPERATURE CONTROL to 3.
Changing
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2. Set the AlR CoNTROL to 3.
the control
settings..
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If you need to adjust temperatures
In the refrlgerator or freezer, use the settings llsled in the chart
below
CONDITION:
If Refrigerator
Section IS
TOO WARM
If Freezer
Section IS
TOO WARM
Control
Glve the refrigerator
addlng
Pletely before
era1 hours.1
If Refrigerator
...call your
COOL-LINE B Section Is
TOO COLD
service
assistance
If ICE isn’t
telephone
MADE FAST ENOUGH
number
(page 181.
If BOTH SECTIONS
are TOO WARM
time to cool down comfood. (This may take sev-
These settings should be about right for
normal household refrlgerator usage.
The controls WIII be set about right when milk or
Juice IS as cold as you llke and when Ice cream
Isrirm.
Do not block the air outlet on the control panel.
Blocking it can slow the air movement needed to
keep temperatures at the level you set.
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Adjust the Temperature Control ftrst.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
Then adjust the Air Control, If needed.
REASONS:
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature
too warm
Door opened often
Large amount of fmd added
Very cold room temperature
QUESTIONS?
Power Saving Control..
Saving
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS:
4
Temperature Control
Air Control
3
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
Controls not set correctly
for your conditions
Temperature
Air Control
Control
2
3
Heavy Ice usage
Very cold room temperature
[can’t cycle often enough)
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very warm or very cold
room temperatures
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
4
Temperature
Air Control
Control
3
2
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The Power Saving 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 humldlty
is low.
2. Use the “0N”settlng
if moisture forms on
the outside of the
refrigerator.
Adjusting
Humidity
crisper
Control..
Adjusting
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Cold air flows against the
meat pan through an opening
‘between
the freezer and the
refrigerator. This helps keep the
meat pan colder than the rest
of the refrigerator
Set the control to let more or
less cold air through.
You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper.
The control can be adjusted to any setting between LO and HI.
LO (open] lets moist
air out of crisper for
best storage of fruits
and vegetables
with skins.
HI [closed]
keeps
moist air in the crisper for best storage
of fresh leafy vegetables.
Adjusting
Use Control
to Adjust
Meat
Pan Temperatures
shelves.. .
Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use
your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough to
hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items. The
roll-out shelf should be the bottom shelf in your
arrangement.
To remove
meat pan temperature...
glass
To remove SERVA-DOOR” shelves:
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To replace:
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Insert hooks into guides on both sides
Push down.
shelves:
1. Tilt up at front.
2. Lift UD at back.
3. Pull shelf straight ou
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Glass shelves ore
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To replace:
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1. Guide the rear hooks into the slots in the shelf
supports.
2. Tilt up front of shelf until hooks drop Into slot. Lower
front of shelf to level positlon.
The roll-out shelf Is removed the same as the
other shelves. However, it must be completely
rolled In to be removed.
Cold Water and Ice Dispenser..
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FOR ICE:
Press o sturdy
glass against the
ice dispenser bar. [Pressure and
tumbling can break a fragile
glass.] Remove the glass to stop
dispensing.
The first few batches of ice from
the Ice maker may have a bad
taste. Throw them away This is,,
from new plumbing and parts.
FOR CHILLED WATER:
Press a sturdy glass against the
water dispenser bar. (Pressure
can break a fragile glass.) Remove the glass to stop
dispensing.
If the dispenser is not used regularly. dispense enough every
week to freshen the supply Allow
2-3 hours for chilling.
The small tray beneath the dispenser ISdesigned to hold small spills There is no drain
in this tray Do not pour water into It. Water from small spills will evaporate
Ice Is dlspensed from the ice maker storage bin
in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a
trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser
and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls
through the chute. When the dispenser bar is released, a faint buzzing sound may be heard for a
few seconds.
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Chllled water comes from a tank behind the
meat pan. It holds about 50 ounces (1.5 L).
When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the
water dispenser with a glass or a jar until you have
drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L)
Only air will come out to start with. The water you
draw and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.
Allow about 24 hours to chill the first tankful.
Common Problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Dispenser won’t
work.
Freezer door open
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Ice dispenser
won’t work.
Ice bin not properly installed.
Wrong ice In tee bin
Close the freezer door.
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Make sure bin is pushed all the way In.
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Use only ice crescents from the ice maker.
Other shapes won’t dispense properly
Ice dispenser
stops working.
Ice dispenser bar held in too long
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Off-taste or odor
in ice.
Ice attracts airborne
Old Ice
Water quality
odors.
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Foods not properly wrapped
Ice bin and freezer may need
cleaning
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Plumbing to Ice maker
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New Ice maker
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Watt about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor
to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be taken from the
bin, not through the dispenser.
Use rapidly or store in covered container
Dump old ice and make new supply
Water containing minerals (such as sulfur]
may require a filter to remove.
Wrap properly, See pages 13 and 14
Clean freezer and ice bin See Cleaning Char
on page 11
Follow installation instructions for proper ice
maker water supply hook-up.
The first few loads of ice from a new Ice
maker may have an off-taste Dump ice
and make new supply
The dispensers will work only with the freezer
door clcsed.
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will work My if the bin is
pushed all the woy in.
0 Usoonlylcewosowddramlh+~makmr.
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ycu need moTe ice than a gloss or
two. scoop it from the bin a remove the bin.
The dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser bor is held in too long. It will be ready
to run again in about 3 minutes.
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Throw it away.
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air slowly evoporates them. If you use ice often, you may
never notice the change.
0 Good wo-ter quality is irnportont for good ice
quality It is not recommended
thot the ice
maker be connected
to a softened water
supply. Woter softener chemicojs such os salt
from 0 molfunctloning
softermcai?
domoge
the ice maker mold ond lead to poor quality
ice. If a softened water supply cannot be
avoided, then it is important that the water
soky;,be
weli maintained
and voting
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Plan to remove and empty the storage bin:
If the Ice dispenser has not, or will not be used for a
week or more,
If a power failure causes Ice In the bin to melt and
freeze together,
If the ice dispenser IS not used regularly.
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1. Pull the coverrng
slrde it to the rear.
panel
out from the bottom
and
2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF position.
Ice con still be dispensed, but no more will be made.
Night
3 Lift the front of the storage
brn Pull it out
4 Empty the bin Use hot or worm water to melt the
ice If necessary Never use anythlng sharp to break
up Ice in the bin This con damage
the bin and
dispenser mechanrsm.
5 Wash with mild detergent.
Rinse well.Do not use
harsh or abrasive cleansers or solvents.
6 When replacing the bin, make sure it is pushed in
all the way Push the signal arm down to the ON
position to restart ice production
Removing
Light Switch
the night light uses a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb. It
should last about 10,000 hours. When it burns out,
purchase another from your dealer.
the freezer basket.. .
For proper air movement, keep the freezer basket
In place when the refrigerator is operating.
To remove the basket:
Slrde out to the stop.
Lrft the front to clear the stop.
Slide out the rest of the way.
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the basket:
Place basket on the slides.
Make sure the wire stops
clear the front of theslides
Slide basket in
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Removing
freezer shelf.. .
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I. Loft front slightly
2. L1f-tback off supports
3. Replace in reverse order.
Lili the Front
Then the Back
Removing the crisper, meat pan and covers...
Removing:
1. Slide crisper and meat pan straight out to stop.
2 Lift the front
3 Slide the rest of the way out
4 Replace in reverse order
Removing covers:
9 Covers are held in place by two pegs at the back
and two notched tabs in front
1 Press front tabs out of the way
2 Loftcover front
3 Loftback off the pegs
4 Replace in reverse order.
Changing
Push the lab
to Clear the Cover.
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Snap Back Into Place.
the light bulbs.. .
WARNING: Before removing a light shield for
cleaning or for replacing the bulb,
either unplug refrigerator or disconnect electricity
leading to refrigerator at the main power supply.
Shock and injury can occur if electricity remains connected.
light bulbs behind refrigerator
trol consoles:
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5
and freezer con-
Pull control knob straight off.
Pull bottom of control panel straight out
Lift top of panel off supports
Replace with a do-watt applrance
bulb.
Replace panel In reverse order.
light bulb behind ice maker:
1 Remove
the ice bin (see ice maker
2 Replace
3 Replace
with a 40-watt appliance
Ice bin
instructions
bulb.
light bulb above crisper:
1. Pull top of the light shreld away from the back wall.
2 Loft shield off base supports.
3 Replace
4 Replace
with a 40-watt appliance
shield in reverse order
bulb.
Dispenser light:
Pull Out at the Bottom
1. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.
2. Replace with a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb
Sounds you may hear.. .
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Possible Sounds:
Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
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Sounds:
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or Snapping
Water Sounds:
Ice Maker Sounds:
-trickling
water
-thud (clatter of ice)
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Sounds:
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
Because the sounds ore new to you. you might be concerned
about
them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds ore normal. Hard surfaces like
the floor, walls and cabinets con 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.
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrrgerator’s
fan motor and moving air.
The defrost timer makes a definite click when the refrigerator
also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts.
stops running. It
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 ruhning into the
defrost water pan.
If your refrigerator has on ice maker, you may hear buzzing [from the water
valve). trickling water and the clatter of Ice dumped into the bin.
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor and motor. It will run long&
than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips...
You con help your refrrgerator use less electricity,
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cablnet to be sure of a good seal.
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the condenser co11 regularly
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Think about
what you need before you open the door. Get
everything out at one time Keep foods organized
so you won’t hove to search for what you wont
Close door as soon as food is removed.
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and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement IS blocked.
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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 drunks ore
as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough
Keep the Power Saving Control on OFF unless
morsture forms on the refrigerator exterror
Make sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace. radrator, or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatrcally
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 Temperature
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts. and clean it accordrng
to the following
directions.
Removing the base grille...
1. Open the doors
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2 Pull grille outwards as shown
3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened behind grille
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support Tabs
To replace:
1 Line up grille support tabs with met01 clips
2 Push firmly to snap Into place
3 Close the doors
Cleaning
chart.. .
Part
What to use
How to clean ..,,
Removable parts
[shelves, crisper, meat
pan etc.)
Sponge or cloth: mild
detergent and warm
water.
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Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel; mild detergent;
appliance
wax (or good
auto paste wax).
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Wash removable parts with warm water
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
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Rinse and dry.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year with appliance
wax or a
good auto paste wax. Apply wax with
a clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax
on piasttc pa*.
Waxing painted
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Inside walls (Freezer
should be allowed to
warm up so cloth won’t
stick.)
metal surfaces provides rust protection.
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Sponge: softcioth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water, mild
detergent.
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Door liners and gaskets
Sponge. soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent, warm water
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Wash with warm water and
-mild detergent or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons
1 quart [.95 I] warm water
Rinse and dry
Wash with mild detergent
water.
Rinse and dry
[26 g] to
and warm
DO NOT USECleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Servo-Door back, slideout tray, utility door, and
other dark panels
Mild detergent and
warm water; soft, clean
sponge and soft, clean
cloth.
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Wash with a soft grit-free cloth or
sponge.
Rinse and dry with a damp grit-free
cloth or chamois
DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers,
or solvents like acetone, benzine, carbon tetmchloride,
etc.
These can scratch or damage the material.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth; mild
detergent and warm
water.
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CondenserCoil
Vacuum cleaner; using
the extended narrow
attachment.
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Floor under refrigerator
Usual floor cleaners
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Remove base grille. (See page 10 ,)
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wrre
brace [remove tape; If any).
Wash defrost pan with warm water and
mild detergent.
Rinse and dry
Replace with notched corner to the rear
Push it all the way in.
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Clean dust and lint from condenser
least every other month.
Replace base grille.
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Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply line allows.
Wash floor.
Roll refrigerator back.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Food storage guide
;TORING FRESH FOOD
Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham.
bacon. sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best In original wrappings.
Once opened,
tightly re-wrap in
plastic wrap or alumrnum foil.
Canned Ham. Store In refrigerator unless the label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.
Fresh Pouitry...Wrop in plastic wrap. The plastic
wrap on poultry, as purchased.
may be used for
storage.
STORAGECHART FOR FRESHAND CUREDMEAT*
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There is a right way to package
and store refrrg?rated or frozen foods. To keep foods fresher, longer,
ake the time to study these recommended
steps.
leafy
Vegetables.,
rim or tear
:old water
:ontainer
ceep leafy
Remove store wrapping and
off bruised and discolored areas Wash in
and drain. Place In plastic bog or plastrc
and store in crisper Cold, moist arr helps
vegetables fresh and crisp
Approximate
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Tlme
Variety Meats
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Chicken
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Ground Beef
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. . 1 to 2
Steaks and Roasts
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Cured Meats . .
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Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5to7
Cold Cuts
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*If meat ISto be stored longer than the times given,
follow the directions for freezing.
Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers) .Store
n crisper. plastic bogs or plastic container.
Fruits ..Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator in *, NOTE.: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the
Aastlc bogs or crrsper. Do not wash or hull berries >ilrne day as purchased.
Jntll they ore ready to use. Sort and keep berrres in
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heir store container in a crisper, or store in a loosely
:Iosed paper bog on a refrigerator shelf.
Meat’
Meat is perishable and expensive...you
won’t wont to waste on ounce of it through careless
candling. The following list and chart give you packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the meat
pan.
Fresh, Prepackaged
Meat. Store fresh meat in
the store wrapping.
Vacuum packaged
meat con
be frozen for as long as one month If the seal is not
broken. If you wont to keep it frozen longer, you
should wrap It with special freezer wrapping maternal.
Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged.
Remove the
market wrapping paperand
re-wrap in aluminum foil
for storing it unfrozen.
Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with
plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately
Eggs .Store without washing in the original CQrton or use the Utility Bin that come with your
refrigerator.
Milk. .Wipe milk cartons. For best storage. place
milk on interior shelf or bottom door shelf.
Beverages...Wrpe
bottles and cans. Store on Q
door shelf or inside the refrigerator.
Butter., .Keep opened butter in covered dish or in
the Utility Compartment.
When Storing
an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging
and freeze.
Cheese
.Store in the original wrapping
until
re-wrap
Vou ore ready to use it. Once opened,
trghtly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Condlments
Store small jars and bottles (cotSUP,
mustard, jelly, olives) on the door shelves where
they are in easy reach,
Leftovers...Cover
leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum for to keep food from drying out and
transferrlng food odors. Plastic contarneis with ttght
lids ore fine, too.
FREEZING & STORING FROZEN
FOODS
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The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially
frozen foods and for freezing foods at
home.
Pmkaglng-The
secret of successful freezing is
in the packaging.
The wrap you use must be air,
moisture and vapor proof. The way you close and
seal the package
must not allow air, moisture or
vapors in or out.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic) containers with tightfitting lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars,
heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated
paper and
non-permeable
plastic wraps (such as Saran) are
recommended.
Note: Heat-sealed boiling bags are
easy to use and can be used by themselves or as
carton liners.
Sealing- When sealing foods in bags squeeze
to allow for
out the alt (liqurds need headspace
expansion.) Twist the top and turn It back. Fasten tie
securely around the doubled-over
tail. Put the label
inside transparent bags; use self-adhesive
label on
outside of opaque ones.
over twice. Finish package
and tape closed. NOTE:
With unboned meats, pad sharp edges with extra
wrap or use stockinette to protect the wrap from
punctures.
DO NOT USE.
8 Bread wrappers
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plastic containers
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without tight lids
l Waxed
paper
l Wax-coated
freezer wrap
l Thin, semi-permeable
wrap
None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor
proof.
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Air-tight wrapping 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
Freezing Fruits-Select ripe, blemish-free fruits
Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 tc
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.
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Freezing 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. All will become
limp or
I nushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed.
Freezing Cooked Food - Prepare cooked
foods as you would for the table; shorten cooking
time10 to15 minutes toallow for additional cooking
during reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the
liquid. 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 raprdly as possible and freeze at once.
Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen In recommended
containers with head-space.
Casseroles and other more solrd 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, lift 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.
Flat cuts or patties
should be wrapped individually
or in layers separated by a double thickness of freezer wrap.
Make sure store wrappings are moisture and vapor proof. If not, re-wrap meats with one of the
wraps recommended
under “Packaging”.
Freezing 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 rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or
carton; bake without thawing.
Refrtgerator-type
cookies can be wrapped and frozen in 141 form.
Thaw only enough to slice when ready to b\ike
Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without
thawing.
Bake pecan and srmilar pies before
freezing...rich fillrngs 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 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 fresh meat or 3 to 4
pounds of vegetables 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.
FOODSTORAGE
CHART
Storage times* will vary according
to the
quality of the food, the type of packaging
or
wrap used (moisture and vapor-proof],
and
the storage temperature
which should be
0” F ( -17.8C).
FOOd
Btorage
tlme
FRUITS
Fruit juke concentrate
. . . . . 12 months
Commercially
frozen fruft . . 12 months
Cltrus tult and juices.. . . 4 to 6 months
Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
VEGETABLES
Commercially
frozen . . . . . . . 8 months
Home frozen . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
MEAT
Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks or less
Corned beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 weeks
Cured ham . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
(Salting meat shortens freezer Ilfe)
Frankfurters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Ground beef, lamb, veal 2 to 3 months
Roasts:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to 12 months
lamb and veal . . . . . . . 6 to 9 months
Pork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 8 months
Sausage, fresh . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops:
Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
lamb, veal, pork . . . . . . 3 to4 months
FISH
Cod, flounder, haddock
Sole.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 months
Blue fish, salmon . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased]
. . . 3 months
Clams, oysters, cooked
fish, crab, scallops . . . . 3 to4 months
Alaskan king crab . . . . . . . . . 10 months
. . . . . . . . . 12 months
Shrlmp, uncooked
POULTRY
Whole chlcken or turkey.. . . 12 months
Duck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 months
Giblets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cooked poultry w/gravy
. . . 6 months
Slices (no gravy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Food
Storage
time
MAIN DISHES
Stews; meat, poultry
and fish casserole . . . . 2 to 3 months
TV dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 to 6 months
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _. 6 to 9 months
Margarlne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 9 months
Cheere:
Camembert, brick,
Mozzarella, farmer’s . . . . 3 months
Creamed cottage . . DO NOT FREEZE
Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,
Swlss,etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 to8 weeks
Freezing can change texture of
cheese.
Ice cream, Ice mllk
sherbet . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
EGGS
Whole (mlxed) . . . . . . . . . 9 to12 months
Whites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 to 12 months
Yolks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 to12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or whole mixed
eggs)
BAKED GOODS
Yeast breads and rolls . . . . . . 3 months
Baked Brown ‘N Serve
rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Unbaked breads.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 month
Quick breads . . . . . . . . . . . 2 to 3 months
Cakes, unfrosted . . . . . . . . 2 to 4 months
Cakes.trosted
. . . . . . . . . 8 to12 months
Frult cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 months
Cookie dough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 months
Baked cookies . . . . . . . . . 8 to 12 months
Baked pies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 2 months
Ple dough only . . . . . . . . . . 4 to 6 months
‘Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan
suggested
slotage tunes.
If electricity
Ccc~erabve
Exlens~cn
Sefv~ce
goes off
Call the power company
Ask how long powe
will be off
1. If service IS to be Interrupted 24 hours or less
keep both doors closed. This will help frozer
foods to stay frozen
2. If service IS to be Interrupted longer than 2~
hours
(a] Remove all frozen food and store In c
frozen food locker. Or
(b) Place 2 Ibs (0 9 kg] of dry Ice in freezer fc
every cu. ft of freezer space This will keep
frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves tc
protect your hands from dry Ice burns
(c) If neither rood locker storage nor dry icc
IS available,
use or con perishoble foot
at once
3. A full freezer WIII stay cold longer than a part11
filled one A freezer full of meat ~111stay colt
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. I
food contains Ice crystals, It may be safeI\
refrozen, although the quality and flavor ma\
be affected
Use refrozen foods quickly If the
condition of the food is poor or you hove an:
suspicions, it 1swise to dispose of it
Vacation
and
Short vacations.
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Moving.. .
No need to shut off the refrigerator If you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables;
freeze other items. Turn off your ice maker; shut off
the water supply; empty the ice bin and make sure
all ice cubes are dispensed out of the mechanism.
Long vacations.
..
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
OT more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water
supply to the ice maker. 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 both doors
. ..keeping them open far enough for air to get in.
This will keep odor and mold from building up.
WARNING: Tape blocks
out
reach...do not allow
the refrigerator when
blocked open. They
injured or trapped.
of a child’s
children near
the doors are
may become
Shut off the ice maker water supply a day ahead
of time. Disconnect the water line. After the last supply of ice drops, 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.
Also, remove the water supply tank behind the
meat pan by:
1. Disconnecting
water inlet and outlet tubes at
the top of the tank.
2. Removing three mounting screws from the tank.
3. Draining the tank.
Re-Install the empty tank, and remember to
check for tight water connections when the refrigerator is hooked up at your new location.
Screw in the levelling rollers; tape the doors shut;
tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you get
to your new home, put everything back, and refer to
page 4. Don’t forget to reconnect the water supply
line if you have an icemaker.
QUESTIONS?
To restart refrigerator,
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see “Using Your Refrigerator.”
. ..call your
COOL-LINE@
service
assistance
telephone
number
(wgel81.
If you need service or
assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before
calling for assistance...
If your ice maker will not operate:
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If your refrigerator
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will not operate:
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Has the freezer had enough time to get cold? With a
new refrigerator, this might take overnight.
Is the signal arm ON...in the down position?
Is the water valve turned on? Is water getting to the
ice maker?
. Is the power supply cord plugged tnto a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4 )
If there is water in the defrost pan:
In hot, muggy weather, this is normal. The pan can
even be half full, Make sure the refrigerator is level so
the pan doesn’t overflow.
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If the lights are not working:
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Have you checked
breaker box?
Is the Temperature
your home’s main fuses or circuit
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If a bulb is burned out:
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Control turned ON?
If there is a rattling or jingling
familiar sounds:
noise, or other un-
Is something on top or behind the refrigerator making 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, defrost
water draining into the defrost pan
Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
See instructions for changing
Use appliance
bulbs only.
light bulbs on page9
If the motor seems to run too much:
Is the condenser, behind the base grille, free of dust
and lint?
. On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer,
l 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
Remember: Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of
food stored, temperature
of the room, setting of the
controls.
And, your new refrigerator 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. All this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one.
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4. If you have a problem*...
2. If you need assistance*...
Call our COOL-LINE servtce assistance telephone
number [see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to.
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE’service
assistance
telephone number. Dial free from:
Continental U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Mlchlgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained
sultant can instruct you in how
operation from your appliance
sary, recommend
a qualified
your area.
3.
Consultants. The Conto obtain satisfactory
or, if sewice is necesservice company
in
If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE@
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trarned
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
servrce,
[ FRANCHISED
SERVICE
, anywhere
in the United
States. To locate TECHCARE sewice in your area, call our COOL-LINE service
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