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UseAndCare

A Note To You ........................ .2

Refrigerator Safety ................ .3

Parts And Features ............... .4

Before Using

Your Refrigerator.. ................. .6

Using Your Refrigerator.. ...... .6

Setting the controls .............. .6

Changing the control settings ...................... .

Adjusting the refrigerator shelves ............ .I0

Removing the crisper and cover.. .............. .10

Using the ice cube trays.. .. ..I 0

Using the automatic ice maker ............................. 11

Changing the light bulb ...... .I2

Understanding the sounds you may hear.. ....... .I2

Saving energy .................... .I3

Reversing the door swing.. ..I 3

Caring For

Your Refrigerator.. ............... .I4

Food Storage Guide ............ .I6

Troubleshooting .................. .20

Requesting Assistance

Or Service ............................. 21

Index ...................................... 22

Warranty ................................ 24

I-800-44-ROPER

Call us with questions or commerds.

NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER

RTl4VK RT14ZK

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A Note To You

Thank you for buying a Roper@ appliance.

Roper appliances give you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration

Card provided with your appliance. This card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.

Please record your model’s information.

Whenever you call to request service on your appliance, you need to know your complete model number and serial number.

You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diaarams on pages 4 and 5 for location of IabGl).

Please also record the purchase date of your appliance and your dealers name, address and telephone number.

Model Number

Serial Number

Purchase Date

Dealer Name

Dealer Address

Dealer Phone

Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.

WITH OUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Refrigerator Safety

Your safety is important to us.

This guide contains statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explana- tion of the use of the symbol.

This symbol alerts you to such dangers as personal injury burns fire and

1 electrical shock. * ’ (

IMPORTANT SAFEIY INSTRUCTIONS

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

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Read all instructions before using the refrigerator. l

Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- ous . . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”

If you are getting rid of your old refrig- erator, do it safely. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the

Association of Home Appliance Manu- facturers. Help prevent accidents. l

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.

. FOR YOUR SAFETY l

DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR

OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND

LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR

ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES

CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR

EXPLOSION.

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Please:

Install and level the refrigerator on a floor that will hold the weight and in an area suitable for its size and use.

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

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

55°F (13°C).

Keep the refrigerator out of the weather.

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 l l l

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

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

Properly maintain the refrigerator.

Be sure the refrigerator is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.

Parts And Features

Below are illustrations of your appliance with the parts and features called out. To help you find information on specific parts or features faster, page references are included.

Model RT14VK

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Juice can rack

Partial freezer shelf

Control panel

(P- 8)

Model and serial number label (on side wall)

Adjustable wire shelves -

(P- 10)

Crisper cover

(P- 10)

Crisper /

(P- 10)

Butter w compartment

Leveling legs and

-rollers

(p. 7) (under refrigerator)

Control panel

Refrigerator control

Power saving control

Light switch

Freezer control

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Model RT14ZK

Ice cube traya -

@- 10)

Partial freezer shelf

Control pant !I -

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(P- 8)

I Model and serial numlx !rH wall)

Adjustable wire shelves

@- 10)

Crisper cove

@- 10)

Crisper A

(P. 10)

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Control panel

Refrigerator control

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Juice can rack

Butter

- compartment

Power saving control

Light switch

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Leveling legs and

-rollers

(p. 7) (under refrigerator)

Freezer

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Before Using Your

Refrigerator

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. l

Cleaning your refrigerator

Removing packaging materials

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

NOTE: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels inside your refrigerator.

Do

not remove the Tech Sheet fastened under the refrigerator at the front.

To remove any remaining glue:

Cleaning it before use

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

After removing all packag- ing materials, clean your refrigerator before using it, if necessary. See cleaning instructions on pages 14-l 5. l

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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 in

Recommended Grounding Method

A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.

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

Package.

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Installing it properly

1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between over- head cabinets and the refrigerator top.

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

3. Allow 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the cabinet for easier installation.

4. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider.

Leveling it

Your refrigerator has 4 rollers to make positioning the refrigerator easier. Make sure the refrigerator is level for efficient operation.

To level refrigerator:

1. Keep the 4 bolts that held the refrigerator in the shipping crate. They are the leveling legs.

2. Screw these bolts all the way into the bolt holes on the bottom comers of the refrigerator.

3. Adjust each leg so that the refrigerator does not rock.

4. Slide the refrigerator into place.

5. Place a level on top of the refrigerator - first side-to-side then front-to-back. l

Turn a leg clockwise to raise the corner. l

Turn a leg counterclockwise to lower the corner.

6. Check the refrigerator with the level again. Repeat Step 5 until the refrigerator is level.

Leveling leg

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Using Your Refrigerator

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 the controls

Temperature 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 3.

Refrigerator Control settings range from

1 (warmer) to 5 (cooler).

2. Set the Freezer Control to B.

Freezer Control settings range from

1 (warmer) to 5 (cooler).

3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely 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 9.

Power Saving Control

The Power Saving Control operates electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet. l l

Use the CONSUMES LESS ENERGY setting when humidity is low.

Use the REDUCES EXTERIOR MOIS-

TURE setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.

WITH OUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Changing the control settings

If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. If you have questions, call us at l-800-447-6737. l l l

Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.

Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.

Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.

CONDITION: REASON:

RECOMMENDED

CONTROL SElTlNGS:

Refrigerator Freezer

Refrigerator section too warm l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Room temperature too warm

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Freezer section too warm

Refrigerator section too cold l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very cold rcom temperature

(can’t cycle often enough) l

Controls not set correctly for your conditions

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A

B

Ice not made fast enough

Both sections too warm l l

Heavy ice usage

Very cold room temperature

(can’t cycle often enough) l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very warm or very cold room temperatures

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4

A

B

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Adjusting the refrigerator shelves

Adjust shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator.

To remove a shelf:

I. Remove all items from the shelf.

2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.

3. Lii the front.

4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way.

To replace a shelf:

1. Fit back of shelf on top of shelf guide with wire stops on the bottom of the guide.

2. Lift front of shelf.

3. Slide shelf in until it clears all stops.

4. Lower front of shelf into place.

Removing the crisper and cover

To remove the crisper:

1. Slide crisper out to the stop.

2. Lift the front.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

4. Replace in reverse order.

To remove the cover:

1. Lift the front, then the back.

2. Lift cover up and out.

To replace the cover:

1. Fit notches in back of cover into the nubs at the rear of the refrigerator cabinet.

2. Lower front into place.

Using the ice cube trays

If you don’t use cubes, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.

The longer you store cubes, the smaller they get.

To remove ice:

1. Hold tray at both ends.

2. Twist slightly. then the back.

Slide out to the stop, lift the front and slide out the rest of the way.

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Using the automatic ice maker

(optional accessory)

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If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later, here are a few things you will want to know.

. The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.

DOWN to make ice automatically

UP to shut off ice maker

IMPORTANT: Do not turn the ice maker

ON until it is connected to a water supply.

Instructions for water supply hookup are attached to the back of the refrig- erator cabinet.

If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to the OFF position. When you replace the bin, push it all the way in and lower the signal arm to the ON position.

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 is well maintained.

UP to stop ice maker

DOWN to start ice maker

Solving common ice maker problems

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION

Ice crescents attached l

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

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

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

ON (down) position.

Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature controls and wait 24 hours. (See ‘Changing the control settings” on page 9.1

Off-taste or odor in ice l

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

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

Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See “Food

Storage Guide” on pages 18 and 19.

Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages

14and 15.

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Changing the light bulb

Electrical Shock Hazard

Before removing a light bulb or removing a light shield for cleaning, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electric- ity leading to it at the main power supply.

Failure to do so could result in electrical shock.

To change refrigerator light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Reach behind Control Panel to remove bulb.

3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.

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

Understanding the sounds you may hear

Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.

The following describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to you, and what may be making them. l

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

Slight hum, soft hiss

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

Clicking or snapping sounds

l thud (clatter of ice)

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

Running 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.

Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor. It will run longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.

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Saving energy

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You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.

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

Clean the condenser coils regularly.

Open the door as few times as possible.

Think about what you need before you open the door. Get everything out at one time. Keep food organized so you won’t have to search for what you want. Close door as soon as food is removed.

Reversing the door swing

The doors on your refrigerator are revers- ible. If you need to reverse the door swing, refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. l l l

Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don’t overcrowd it so air movement is blocked.

It is a waste of electricity to set the refrig- erator and freezer to temperatures colder than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that’s cold enough.

Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat source such as a range, water heater, furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.

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Caring For Your Refrigerator

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 f&duct life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.

Cleaning your refrigerator

Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. However, clean both about once a

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spills right away. month to help prevent odors from building up. Wipe up

To clean your refrigerator, unplug it, take out all removable parts and clean the refrigerator according to the following directions.

Personal injury Hazard

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

Failure to do so could result in personal injury.

PART

Removable parts

(shelves, crisper, etc.)

Outside inside wails

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

Door liners and gaskets

WHAT TO USE

Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water

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

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

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

HOW TO CLEAN l

Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. l l l

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

Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year. Apply wax with a clean, &ft cloth: Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts. l l

Wash with mixture of warm water and

- mild detergent, or

- baking soda (2 tablespoons

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

Rinse and dry thoroughly. l

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.

DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastic parts.

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PART

Plastic parts

(covers and panels)

Defrost pan

(on top of motor-behind refrigerator)

Condenser coils

Floor under refrigerator

WHAT TO USE

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

Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water

Vacuum cleaner with extended narrow attachment

Floor cleaners

HOW TO CLEAN l

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.

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

Slide refrigerator out away from the wall.

Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. remove defrost pan to clean.

Do not

Slide refrigerator back into place. Remem- ber to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between back of cabinet and wall.

Make sure cabinet is level. l l l l

Slide refrigerator out away from the wall.

Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every other month.

Slide refrigerator back into place. Remem- ber to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between back of cabinet and wall.

Make sure cabinet is level. l

Slide refrigerator out away from the wall. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, slide refrigerator out only as far as the water line allows. l l l

Clean the floor.

Slide refrigerator back into place. Remem- ber to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between back of cabinet and wall.

Make sure cabinet is level.

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Vacation and moving care

Short vacations

No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks.

1. Use up any perishables.

2. Freeze other items.

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

Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.

Shut off water supply to the ice maker.

Empty the ice bin.

Long vacations

If you will be gone a month or more:

1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.

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

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

When the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.

3. Unplug the refrigerator.

4. Clean it, rinse well and dry.

5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from building up.

Moving

When you are moving the refrigerator to a new home:

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

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

Disconnect the water line. l

After the last load of ice drops, lift the signal arm to the OFF (up) position.

2. Remove all food from the refrigerator.

3. Pack all frozen food in dry ice.

4. Unplug the refrigerator.

5. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.

6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle.

7. Screw in the leveling rollers.

6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power supply cord to the cabinet.

When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to page 6. Also, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect the water supply line.

Personal injury Hazard

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

They may become injured or trapped.

To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your

Refrigerator” on page 8.

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Power interruptions

If electricity goes off, call the power com- pany. Ask how long power will be off.

1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This helps foods stay frozen.

2. If service will be interrupted longer than

24 hours:

(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen food locker.

OR

(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for every cubic foot of freezer space. This will keep food frozen for

2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry ice burns.

OR

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

3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a partly filled one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food contains ice crys- tals, 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 7

Call us at 1-800-447-6737.

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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 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)

Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.

Fruit

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

Store without washing in the original carton on interior shelf.

Milk

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

Butter or margarine

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

Cheese

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

Leftovers

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

Meat

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

TYPE

Chicken

Ground beef

Steaks and roasts

Cured meats

Bacon

Cold cuts

Variety meats

APPROXIMATE TIME

(DAYS)

1 to 2

1 to2

3 to 5

7to10

5 to 7

3 to 5

1 to 2

*When storing meat longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezing.

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

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WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Storing frozen food

The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home.

NOTE: For further information about prepar- ing food for freezing or food storage times, contact your local Cooperative Extension

Service or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.

Packaging

The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging. The way you close and seal the package must not allow air or moisture in or out. Packaging done in any other way could cause food odor and taste transfer through- out the refrigerator and drying of frozen food. l l

Packaging recommended for use:

Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting lids

Straight-sided canning/freezing jars l l

Heavy-duty aluminum foil

Plastic-coated paper l

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

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

Do not use:

Bread wrappers

Non-polyethylene plastic containers l l l l

Containers without tight lids

Waxed paper

Waxed-coated freezer wrap

Thin, semi-permeable wrap

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

Freezing

Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze any large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to

3 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer space). Leave enough space for air to circulate around packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the front so the door can close tightly.

Storage times will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and moisture-proof) and the storage temperature, which should be

0°F (-17.8%).

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Troubleshooting

Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their refrigerator. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the cost of a service call.

PROBLEM

Your refrigera- tor will not operate

The lights do not work

The ice maker does not work

CHECK THE FOLLOWING

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

Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?

Is the Refrigerator Control set to the OFF position?

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

Has a household fuse or circuit breaker blown/tripped?

Is a bulb burned out?

Is the freezer cold enough to make ice? It could take overnight for the freezer to reach the proper temperature.

Is the ON/OFF lever in the ON (down) position? (See page 11.)

Is the water valve turned on?

Does the water line have a cloa or leak?

You hear unfa- miiiar sounds or a rattling/ jingling noise

Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator?

Some new sounds are normal. See “Understanding the sounds you may hear” on page 12.

There is water in This is normal on hot, muggy days. Make sure the refrigerator is level the defrost pan so the pan does not overflow.

The motor seems to run too much

Are the condenser coils dirty?

Has the door been opened often? Has a large amount of food been added at one time? The motor naturally runs longer if these things happen.

Is the room hot? If the room is too warm, the motor runs longer to keep the unit cool.

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WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Requesting Assistance Or

Service

Before calling for assistance or service, please check ‘Troubleshooting” on page 24. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.

1. If you need assistance* . . .

Call our toil-free telephone number. Dial free from w anywhere in the U.S.A.: l-80044-ROPER

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(1-800-447~737) and talk with one of our trained consuftants.

The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if sen/ice is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area.

If you prefer, write to:

Mr. William Clark

Consumer Assistance Representative

Whirlpool Corporation

2000 North M-63

Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692

Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.

2. If you need service*

SERVICE

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. . .

Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the authorized servicer in your area. For help finding an authorized servicer in your area, call our toll-free number in Step 1.

3. If you need FSP replace- ment parts . . .

FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool

Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Roper@ appliance.

FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Roper appliance.

To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call our toll-free telephone number in Step 1.

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

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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer

Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.

Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem.

Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel

20 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606 l

MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.

*When asking for help or service:

Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.

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Index

This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number.

TOPIC PAGE

CARE

Moving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Power interruptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Vacation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 14-15

CONTROLS

Changing settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

CRISPER

Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

ELECTRICAL NEEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

ENERGY

Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

FEATURES/PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

FOOD STORAGE

Fresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Frozen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

TOPIC PAGE

ICE MAKER

Common problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

LIGHT BULB

Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

PARTS/FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

RESPONSIBILITIES

Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

SERVICE

Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Requesting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

SHELVES

Refrigerator, adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

SOUNDS

Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

WITH QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

ROPER”

Refrigerator Warranty

LENGTH OF WARRANTY

FULL ONE-YEAR

WARRANTY

(from date of purchase)

FULL FIVE-YEAR

WARRANTY

(from date of purchase)

WE WILL PAY FOR

FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Roper service company.

FSP replacement parts and repair labor for the sealed refrigeration system (compressor, evaporator, condenser, drier or connecting tubing) which we find to be defective in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Roper service company.

WE WILL NOT PAY FOR

A. Service calls to:

1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator.

2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator.

3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.

4. Replace light bulbs.

B. Repairs when your refrigerator is used in other than normal, single-family household use.

C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home.

D. Damage to your refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.

E. Any food loss due to product failure.

F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. s/e4

This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper

Brand Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation of implied warranties, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

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

If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance Or Service” section of this book.

After checking “Requesting Assistance Or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our toll-free telephone number, l-8OOQ4-ROPER (l-800-447-6737), from anywhere in the U.S.A.

PART NO. 2172354

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