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NO-FROST

REFRIGERATOR-

FREEZER

Model ED22DW

T reezers. Ice Makers. Dishwashers. Built-In Ovens and Suriace Units. Ranges. Microwave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Air Conditioners. Oehumidiliers. Automatic Washers. Clothes Dryers Freezen. RI

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Please read this

Use and Care Guide before you do anything else...

Thls booklet tells you how to start your refrigerator, clean lt, 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

EXTERIOR

MOISTURE

CONTROL

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-LIGHT

- FREEZER

CONTROL

REFRIGERATOR

CONTROL i;llRF- All

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ICE BIN

ADJUSTABLE

FREEZER BASKETS

PIZZA

RACK

MODEL AND w-m- -.--

SERIAL NUMBER

PLATE

FREEZER LIGHT

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Y44,QR;;;

SNACK

-

CRISPERS

WITH

HUMIDITY

CONTROLS

Thank you for buylng a Whlrlpool appliance. Please complete and mall the Owner Reglstra- tlon Card provlded wlth lhls product. Then complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. l

Copy Model and Serial Numbers from plate

(see diagram above] and purchase date from sales slip.

Model Number

*Keep this book and sales slip together in a Serial Number handy place.

Purchase Date

Service Company Phone Number

Contents

Page

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . 3

BEFORE USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR . 4

Remove Sales Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Clean It . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Plugltln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Install Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Level Refrigerator-Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . 4

USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR . . . . 5

Setting the Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Changing the Control Settings . . . . . . . 5

Exterior Moisture Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Adjusting the Crisper Humidity Control . 6

Adjusting Meat Drawer Temperature . 6

Adjusting the Refrigerator Shelves . . . . 6

Removing the Crispers, Meat Drawer andcovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Removing the Snack Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Adjusting the Wine Rack .............

Removing the Freezer Baskets. .......

Adjusting the Door Bins ..............

Changing the Light Bulbs ............

Removing the Base Grille ............

Cold Water and Ice Dispenser .......

Sounds You May Hear ...............

Energy Saving Tips ..................

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CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR. ......

Cleaning Chart .....................

FOOD STORAGE GUIDE ................

Storing Fresh Food ...................

Storing Frozen Food .................

VACATION AND MOVING CARE. ....... 17

IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . 18

WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR

WARRANTY ............................ 20

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IMPORTANT

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

To reduce the risk of fire, electrlcal shock, or Injury when uslng your refrigerator, follow basic precautions Including the followlng: l l l

Read all Instructlons before uslng the refrtgerator.

Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or aban- doned refrtgerators are sttll dangerous... even If they will “just slt In the garage a few days!’

If you are gettlng rld of your old refrigerator, do lt safely. Please read the enclosed safety booklet from the Assoclatlon of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help prevent accidents.

Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl lnslde the refrtgerator. l

Never clean refrigerator parts wlth flam- mable flulds. The fumes can create a fire hazard or exploslon. l

FOR YOUR SAFETY.

DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER

FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIGUIDS IN THE

VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.

THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR

EXPLOSION.

- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - l l l l l l l l

It Is your responslblltty to be sure your refrigerator: is installed and leveled on a floorthat will hold the weight, and in an area sultable for its size and use. is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and ground- ing. (Refer to the Electrical Requirements and

Grounding Instructions Sheet.) is used only to do what home refrigerators are designed to do. is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source. is properly maintained. is out of the weather. l is used in an area where the room tempera- ture will not fall below 55°F (13’C). is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly. is not loaded with food before It has time to get properly cold.

Before using your refrigerator

1. Remove sales labels...

Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape and any lnslde labels before using the refrigera- tor. To remove any remaining glue:

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

OR

2. Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing de- tergent before removing glue as described in step 1.

DO NOT USE sharp Instruments, rubblng alco- hol, flammable flulds or abrasive cleaners.

These can damage the material. See “lmpor- tant Safety InstructIons” on page 3.

NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE ANY PERMANENT IN-

STRUCTION LABELS INSIDE YOUR REFRIGERATOR.

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

4. Install properly...

2. Clean it...

Clean your refrigerator before using it. See cleaning instructions on pagell.

3. Plug it in...

3-PRONG GROUNDING

TYPE WALL RECEPTACLE at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation.

2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space on the hinge slde closest to the wall so the door can be opened wider.

3. The refrigerator back can be flush against the wall.

4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been connected. Refer to Installation Instructions. -

USE SCREWDRIVER

TO ADJUST

FRONT ROLLER

REFRlGERAiOR 3-PRONG

GROUNDING PLUG

RECOMMENDED GROUNDING METHOD

A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is re- quired. It is recommended that a separate circuit sewing only this appliance be provided.

Do not use an extenslon cord. Use a recepta- cle which cannot be turned off wlth a switch or pull chain. See Electrical Requirements and

Grounding Instruction Sheet in your Literature

Package.

VELING SCREW

IGHT TO RAISE;

LEFT TO LOWER

1. Remove base grille. (See page 8.)

2. To raise front, turn screw in direction shown.

3. To lower front, turn screw in direction shown.

4. Check with level.

5. Replace base grille. [See page 8.)

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Using your refrigerator

FREEZER CONTROL REFRIGERATOR CONTROL EXTERIOR MOISTURE CONTROL LIGHT SWITCH

Setting the controls...

Controls forthe refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When the refrigerator is plugged in for the first time...

1. Set the REFRIGERA-

TOR CONTROL to 3.

Give the refrigerator time to cool down com- pletely before adding food. (This may take sev- eral hours.]

These settings should be about right for nor- mal household refrigerator usage.

The controls will be set about right when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.

2. Set the FREEZER

CONTROL to B.

Changing the control settings...

If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below. l l l

Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.

Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.

Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.

CONDITION:

If Refrigerator

Section is

TOO WARM

REASON:

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Room temperature too warm

If Freezer

Section is

TOO WARM

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very cold room temperature

(can’t cycle often enough)

QUESTIONS? call Your if Refrigerator

COOL-LINE@ Section is service assistance

TOO COLD telephone number

Controls not set correctly for your conditions

If ICE isn’t Heavy ice usage

MADE FAST ENOUGH Very cold room temperature

(Page 18).

(can’t cycle often enough]

If BOTH SECTIONS are TOO WARM

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very warm or very cold room temperatures

Exterior Moisture Control

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.

RECOMMENDED

CONTROL SETTINGS:

Refrigerator

Freezer

Refrigerator

Freezer

Refrigerator

Freezer

Refrigerator

Freezer

Refrigerator

Freezer

4

A

:

2

B

3

C

4

B

I. Use the “OFF” setting when humidity is low.

2. Use the “ON” setting if moisture forms on the out- side of the refrigerator.

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Adjusting the crisper humidity con

You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper.

1. The control can be adjusted to any setting between LOW and HIGH.

2. LOW (open) lets moist air out of crisper for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.

3. HIGH (closed] keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of fresh leafy vegetables.

Adjusting meat drawer temperature...

USE CONTROL TO ADJUST

MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURE

Cold air flows against the meat drawer through an opening between the freezer and the refrigera- tor. This helps keep the meat drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator.

Slide the control to let more or less cold air through.

SPILLGUARD 1. Remove items from shelf. way you use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough to hold bottles, milk and other heavy food items.

2. Slide shelf out with an even, constant pull to the stop.

3. Lift front and slide the rest of the way out.

To move shelf guides to new posltlon:

1. Lift front of guide. Pull guide forward off rear support. Repeat for other guide.

2. To replace guide, push guide onto rear support.

Push front of guide down onto support.

To replace glass shelves:

1. Guide rear of shelf into shelf guide.

2. Slide shelf into place.

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Removing the crispers, meat drawe !r and covers.

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To remove the crispers and meat drawer:

1. Slide crispers and meat drawer straight out to the stop. Lift the front, then slide the rest of the way out.

2. Replace in reverse order.

To remove the covers:

1. Lift front of cover off supports.

2. Lift out cover by pulling up and out. l

To replace the covers:

Fit back of cover in notch supports on walls of refrigerator, then lower into place.

NOTE: Glass cover will fit only above full wldth crisper.

PULL OUT TO THE Sl r0

LIFT THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN.

LIFT THE COVER FRONT,

THEN THE BACK.

Removing the snack bin...

PULL OUT TO THE STOP, LlFl THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN.

Adjusting the wine rack...

To move the wine rack:

1. Lift front of wine rack.

2. Pull rack off rear support.

3. Replace in reverse order.

Removing the freezer baskets...

To remove a basket:

1. Slide out to the stop.

2. Lift the front to clear the stop.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

To replace a basket:

1. Place basket on the slides.

2. Make sure the wire stops clear the front of the slides.

3. Slide basket in.

To remove the snack bin:

1. Slide snack bin with an even, constant motion straight out to the stop.

2. Lift the front.

3. Slide bin the rest of the way out.

4. Replace in reverse order.

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PULL OUT TO THE STOP,

LIFT THE FRONT

AND PULL AGAIN.

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Adjusting the door bins...

To remove a door bin:

1. Lift bin straight up.

2. Pull bin straight out.

To replace a door bin:

1. Slide bin straight in above guides.

2. Push bin straight down.

NOTE: large bins are deslgned to flt In top por- tlon of refrigerator door only.

Changing the light bulbs...

Electrical Shock Hazard

Before removing a ilght bulb, elther unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigerator at the maln power supply. Shock and InJury can occur if electricity remains connected.

To change refrigerator light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Reach behind the control console to find bulb.

3. Remove bulb.

4. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

5. Reconnect power supply

To change freezer Ilght:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Push in sides of light shield until it snaps free.

3. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

4. Replace the light shield.

5. Reconnect power supply

To change crisper light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Pull top of light shield forward until it snaps free.

3. Lower light shield to clear bottom supports.

4. Pull light shield straight out to remove.

5. Replace bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

6. Replace light shield in reverse order.

7. Reconnect power supply.

To change dispenser light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply

2. Reach the bulb through the dispenser area.

3. Replace with a heavy duty IO-watt bulb.

4. Reconnect power supply.

Removing the base grille...

To remove the grille:

1. Open the doors.

2. Pull grille outward as shown.

3. Do not remove Tech sheet fastened behind grille.

To replace the grliie:

1. Line up grille support tabs with metal clips.

2. Push firmly to snap into place.

3. Close the doors.

See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and condenser coils on page 12.

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Cold water and ice dispenser...

FOR ICE:

Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser bar. (Pres- sure and tumbling ice can break a fragile glass.) Re- move the glass to stop dis- pensing.

The first few batches of ice from the ice maker may have a bad taste from new plumb- ing and parts. Throw them away.

FOR CHILLED WATER:

Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser bar.

(Pressure can break a fragile glass.) Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

Dispense enough Water every week to maintain a fresh supply.

Press agalnst Ice Dispenser Bar

The small tray beneath the dispenser is designed to evaporate Small spills. There is no drain in this tray. Do not pour

Water

Into lt.

Ice is dlspensed from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a

Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. It holds about 50 ounces (ISL). trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser few seconds.

When the refrigerator is first hooked up press the and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls water dispenser with a glass or jar until you have through the chute. When the dispenser bar is re- drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8L). leased, a faint buzzing sound may be heard for a The water you draw and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.

Allow several hours to chill the first tankful.

NOTE: large amounts of Ice should be taken from the bin, not through the dispenser.

Common ice maker problems

PROBLEM CAUSE

Dispenser won’t work. Freezer door open.

Ice dlspenser won’t work. ice dispenser stops working.

Ice bin not properly installed.

Wrong ice in bin.

Dispenser not used for extended periods, causing ice cubes to melt together.

Ice dispenser bar held in too long. l l l l l l

SOLUTION

Close the freezer door.

Make sure bin is pushed in all the way.

Use only ice crescents from ice maker.

Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated, and to obtain increased storage capacity

Dump old ice and make new supply.

Wait about 3 minutes for the dispenser motor to reset.

Large amounts of ice should be taken from the bin, not through the dispenser.

Off-taste or odor

In Ice.

Ice attracts airborne odors; l

Dump old ice and make new supply; store old ice. excess ice in covered container.

Water quality. l

Water containing minerals (such as sulfur) may require a filter to remove.

Foods not properly wrapped. l

Wrap properly. See pages 14 and 15.

Ice bin and freezer may need cleaning.

Plumbing to ice maker. l l

Clean freezer and ice bin. See “Cleaning chart” on page 12.

Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice maker water supply hook-up.

New ice maker. l

The first few loads of ice from a new ice maker may have an off-taste. Dump ice and make new supply. l l

TIPS

The dispensers will work only with the freezer l

Good water quality is important for good ice door closed. quality. It is not recommended that the ice

When you need more ice than a glass or two, scoop it from the bin or remove the bin. The again in about 3 minutes. maker be connected to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals such as salt dispenser motor may stop if the dispenser from a malfunctioning softenercan damage bar is held in too long. It will be ready to run the ice maker mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, then it is important that the water softener be well maintained and operating properly. continued on next page 9

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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 powerfailure causes ice in the bin to melt and freeze together;

If the ice dispenser is not used regularly.

1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and slide it to the rear.

2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF posi- tion. Ice can still be dispensed, but no more will be made.

Nlght Light S

3. Liff the front of the storage bin. Pull it out.

4. Empty the bin. Use hot or warm water to melt the ice if necessary. Never use anythlng sharp to break up ice in the bin. This can damage the bin and dispenser mechanism.

5. Wash with mild detergent, Rinse well. Do not use harsh or abrasive 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.

The night light uses a heavy-duty IO-watt bulb.

When it burns out, purchase another from your dealer.

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

Possible Sounds: l

Slight Hum, Sotl Hiss: l

Clicking or Snapping

Sounds: l

Water Sounds: l

Ice Maker Sounds:

- trickling water

- thud (clatter of ice) l

Running Sounds:

Probable Causes:

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

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 and stops.

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.

When the ice maker is running 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 longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.

Energy saving tips...

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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 foods orga- nized so you won’t have to search for what you want. Close door as soon as food is removed.

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

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

Keep the Exterior Moisture Control on the “OFF” setting unless moisture forms on refrigerator exterior.

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

Cleaning your refrigerator

Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. But both should be cleaned about once a month to help prevent odors from building up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away.

To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator

Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable parts and clean it according to the following directions. continued on next page

Cleaning chart

PART

Removable parts

(shelves, crisper, meat drawer, etc.]

Outslde inside walls (Freezer should be allowed to warm up so cloth won’t stick.]

Door liners and gaskets

Dark plastics

(covers and panels]

Defrost pan

Condenser

Floor under refrigerator coils

WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN

Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water.

Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel, baking soda, warm water, mild detergent. l l l l

Wash removable parts by hand with warm water and a mild detergent.

Rinse and dry

Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent; appliance wax (or good auto paste wax). l l l

Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.

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 plastic parts.

Waxing painted metal surfaces provides rust protection.

Wash with warm water and

- mild detergent or

-baking soda (2 tablespoons [26 g] to

1 quart [.95 L.] warm water).

Rinse and dry.

Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. l l

Wash with mild detergent and warm water.

Rinse and dry

DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum on piastlc parts.

Mild detergent and warm water; soft, clean sponge or soft, clean cloth. l l

Wash with a soft cloth or sponge.

Rinse and dry

DO NOT USE paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers, or flammable fiulds. These can scratch or damage the material.

See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.

Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. l l l l l l l

Remove base grille. (See page 8.)

To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire 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.

Vacuum cleaner; using the extended narrow attachment.

Floor cleaners. l l l l l l l

Remove base grille.

Clean dust and lint from condenser at least every other month.

Replace base grille.

Roll refrigerator out only as far as water supply line allows.

Clean the floor.

Roll refrigerator back.

Check to see if the refrigerator is level.

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Food storage guide

There is a right way to package and store re- frigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps.

STORING FRESH FOOD

Cured or Smoked Meat and Cold Cuts. Ham, bacon, sausage, cold cuts, etc., keep best in origi- nal wrappings. Once opened, tightly re-wrap in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Canned Ham. Store in refrigerator unless the label says it’s okay to store on the shelf. Do not freeze.

Fresh Pouitry...Wrap in plastic wrap. The plastic on poultry, as purchased, may be used for storage. leafy Vegetabies...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.Cold, moist air helps keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp.

Vegetables with Skins (carrots, peppers)...Store in crisper, plastic bags or plastic container.

Frult...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.

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Approximate Time

(days)

Variety Meats ........ , ..............

Chicken ............................

Ground Beef ........................

Steaks and Roasts ... , ..............

Cured Meats ........................

Bacon ..............................

Cold Cuts ...........................

1 to 2

1 to 2

1 to 2

3 to 5

7 to 10

5to 7

3to 5

‘If meat is to be stored longer than the times given, follow the directions for freezing.

NOTE: Fresh fish and shellfish should be used the same day as purchased.

Meat . ..Meat is perishable and expensive...you won’t want to waste an ounce of it through careless handling. The followlng list and chart give you packaging hints and time limits. Store meat in the meat drawer.

Fresh, Prepackaged Meat. Store fresh meat in the store wrapping. Vacuum packaged meat can be frozen for as long as one month if the seal is not broken. If you want to keep it frozen longer, you should wrap it with special freezer wrapping material.

Fresh Meat, Not Prepackaged. Remove the market wrapping paper and re-wrap in aluminum foil for storing it unfrozen.

Cooked Meat. Wrap or cover cooked meat with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store immediately.

Eggs...Store without washing in the original car- ton on interior shelf.

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

Beverages...Wipe boffles and cans. Store in a door bin or inside the refrigerator.

Bulter...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 you are ready to use it. Once opened, re-wrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Condlments...Store small jars and bottles

(catsup, mustard, jelly, olives] in the door bins where they are in easy reach.

Leftoven...Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep food from drying out and transferring food odors. Plastic containers with tight lids are fine, too.

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STORING FROZEN FOOD

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

Packaging-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 vapor 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.

Rigid polyethylene [plastic] containers with tight fitting lids, straight-sided canning/freezing jars, heavy-duty aluminum foil, plastic-coated paper and nonpermeable plastic wraps (made from a

Saran film) are recommended. NOTE: Heat- sealed bolllng bags are easy to use and can be used by themselves or as carton liners.

Sealing - When sealing food in bags, squeeze out the air [liquids need headspace to allow for 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. l l l

DO NOT USE:

Bread wrappers

Non-polyethylene plastic containers

Containers without tight lids l l

Waxed paper

Waxed-coated freezer wrap l

Thin, semi-permeable wrap

None of these are totally moisture, air or vapor proof. The use of these wrappings could cause food odor and taste transfer and dry- ing of frozen food.

Air-tightwrappingcallsfornonpe~meablewrap.

See recommended wraps under “Packagingl’ Cut the sheet about one-third longerthan the distance around the food. Bring the ends together and fold in (toward the food) at least twice to seal out air.

Crease ends close to food, press air from package.

Fold tips over twice. Finish package and tape closed. NOTE: Pad sharp edges of boned meat with extra wrap to protect the wrap from punctures.

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Freezing Fruits - Select ripe, blemish-free fruits.

Be sure they taste as good as they look. Wash 2 to 3 quarts (liters) at a time and drain. Fruit that stands in water may lose food value and become soggy.

Sort, peel, trim, pit and slice as needed.

Pack in rigid wide-mouthed containers or other recommended material. Leave head space to allow liquids to expand during freezing.

Freezing Vegetables - Freeze only fresh high- quality 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 recom- mended container and freeze.

Do not freeze lettuce, celery, carrot sticks, potatoes or fresh tomatoes. All will become limp or mushy. Tomatoes will collapse when thawed.

Freezing Cooked Food-Prepare cooked foods as you would for the table; shorten cooking time 10 to 15 minutes to allow for additional cooking dur- ing reheating. Omit seasonings and part of the liq- uid. Plan to add them at reheating time. Potatoes should also be added to soup and stew at heating time. Add crumb and cheese toppings at heating time.

Cool as rapidly as possible and freeze at once.

Liquid or semi-liquid dishes may be frozen in rec- ommended containers with head-space. Cas- seroles and other more solid foods may be frozen in the baking container. If you don’t want to leave your casserole dish in the freezer, line it with foil.

Bake, cool, freeze, lift out the foil package, bag it and return to freezer.

Freezlng Meats - The meat you thaw can only be as good as the meat you freeze. 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, rewrap 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 car- tons. Unbaked cookies may be dropped, molded or rolled and frozen on cookie trays. Store in bag or carton: bake without thawing. Refrigerator-type cookies can be wrapped and frozen in roll form.

Thaw only enough to slice when ready to bake.

Fruit pies are best frozen unbaked. Bake without thawing. Bake pecan and similar pies before freezing...rich fillings do not freeze solid. Cut steam vents in top crusts when ready to bake.

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IMPORTANT: Do not expect your freezer to qulck- freeze any large quanfify of food. Put no more unfrozen food Into the freezer than will freeze wlfhln 24 hours. (No more than 2 to 3 pounds of food per cubic foot of freezer space.) leave enough space for alr to clrculafe around pack- ages. Be careful to leave enough room af the front so the door can close flghfiy.

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 ( - 17.8%).

Food

FRUITS

Fruit Juice concentrate ........ 12 months

Commercially frozen fruit ..... 12 months

Citrus fruit and Juices ...... 4 to 6 months

Others .................... 8 to 12 months

VEGETABLES

Commercially frozen ..........

Home frozen ..............

8 months

8 to 12 months

MEAT

Bacon ....................

Corned beef .............

4 weeks or less

4 weeks or less

(Salting meat shortens freezer life)

Frankfurters ..................... 1 month

Ground beef, lamb, veal ... 2 to 3 months

Roasts:

Beef .................... lamb and veal ..........

Pork .....................

Sausage, fresh .............

Steaks and chops:

6fol2monfhs

6 to 9 months

4to8months

1 to 2 months

Beef .................... lamb, veal, pork .........

FISH

Cod, flounder, haddock

8to12months

3 to 4 months sole .........................

Blue fish, salmon ...........

6months

2 to 3 months

Mackerel, perch ........... 2 to 3 months

Breaded fish (purchased). ..... 3 months

Clams, oysters, cooked fish, crab, scallops ....... 3 to 4 months

Alaskan klng crab ............

Shrimp, uncooked ............

10 months

12 months

POULTRY

Chicken or turkey, whole or parts ..............

Duck ..........................

12 months

6 months

Giblets .................... 2to3monfhs

Cooked poultry w/gravy ....... 6 months

1 month Slices (no gravy) ................

MAIN DISHES

Stews; meat, poultry and fish casserole .....

TV dinners .................

2 to 3 months

3 to 6 months

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Storage Time

Food Storage Time

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Buffer ......................

Margarlne .....................

6to9monfhs

12 months

Cheese:

Camembert, Mozzarella, farmer’s .................... 3 months

Creamed cottage ...... DO NOT FREEZE

Cheddar, Edam, Gouda,

Swiss, brick, etc. ........ 6 to 8 weeks

Freezlng can change texture of cheese. ice cream, ice milk, sherbet ..... 2 months

EGGS

Whole (mixed) .................

Whites .........................

Yolks.. .........................

12 months

12 months

12monfhs

(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 ..............

Cakes, unfrosfed ...........

2 to 3 months

2 to 4 months

Cakes, frosted ............

Fruit cakes ....................

8 to 12 months

12 months

Cookle dough ..................

Baked cookies ............

Baked pies .................

Pie dough only .............

3 months

8 to 12 months

1 to 2 months

4 to 6 months

Based on U.S.D.A. and Michigan Cooperative

Extension Service suggested storage times.

If electrlclfy goes off

Call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.

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

2. If service is to be interrupted longer than 24 hours:

(a] Remove 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 cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keep frozen foods for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry ice burns.

(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.

(d) Ice bin may need to be emptied if ice has thawed into a solid mass.

3. A full freezer will stay colder longer than a partly filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food contains ice crystals, it may be safely refrozen, although the quality and fla- vor may be affected. If the condition of the

E; is poor or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose

Vacation

Short vacations...

No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks. Use up perishables; freeze other Items.

1. Turn off your ice maker.

2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.

3. Empty the ice bin.

4. Makesureall icecrescentsaredispensed the mechanism. outof

Long vacations...

Remove all the food if you are going for a month or more. At least a day ahead, turn off the water supply to the ice maker. When the last load of ice drop&turn off the ice maker. Makesure all ice cres- cents are dispensed out of the mechanism.

Unplug the refrigerator and clean it...rinse well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of both doors...keeping them open far enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from build- ing up.

Personal InJury Hazard

Do not allow children near the refrigerator when the doors are blocked open. They may become Injured or trapped.

To restart refrigerator, see “Using Your Refrigera- tor” on page 5.

Moving...

Shutofftheicemakerwatersupplyadayahead of time. Disconnectthe water line. After the last sup- ply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice maker. Make sure all ice crescents are dispensed out of the mechanism.

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 drawer 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 refrig- erator is hooked up at your new location.

Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the doors shut; and tape the electric cord to the cabinet. When you get to your new home, put everything back, level the refrigerator, reconnect the water supply and refer to page 4.

Questions? call your

CCCL-LINE” service assistance telephone number

(page 18 1.

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If you need service or assistance

We suggest you follow these steps:

1.

Before calling for assistance...

Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.

Remember:

Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of food stored, temperature of the room, setting of the controls.

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 com- partment. All this means better refrigeration and may require more running time than your old one. l l l if your refrigerator will not operate:

Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.)

Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box?

Is the Refrigerator Control ON? l if there Is a raffling or jlngilng nolse or unfamillar sounds:

Is something on top of or behind the refrigerator making noise when the refrigerator is running? l

New features on your new refrigerator make new sounds. You may be hearing air flowing from the fans, timer clicks for the defrosting cycle, or defrost water draining in the defrost pan. l l l

If your Ice maker will not operate:

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?

2. If you need assistance?..

Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number. Dlai free from anywhere In lhe U.S.:

I-800-25313Ol and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satis- factory operation from your appliance or, if serv- ice is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area.

If you prefer, write to:

Mr. Donald Skinner

Director of Consumer Relations

Whirlpool Corporation

2000 M-63

Benton Harbor, Ml 49022

Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. l if there is wafer In the defrost pan:

This is normal in hot, muggy weather. The pan can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level so the pan does not overflow. l if the light does not work:

Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box?

*Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? (See page 4.) l

If a bulb Is burned out:

See instructions forchanging light bulbs on page

8. Use appliance bulbs only. l

If the motor seems to run too much:

Is the condenser free of dust and lint? l

*On hot days, or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer.

If the door has been opened a lot, or if a large amount of food has been put in, the motor will run longer to cool down the interior.

3.

If you need service%.

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Whirlpool has a nationwide net-

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01 service companies. Whirlpool

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fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the

United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our COOL-

LINE@ number (see

Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow

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4.

If you need FSP” replacement parts4..

FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corpo- ration for quality parts. Look for this symbol of qual- ity whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit rightand work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance.

To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool CCCL-

LINE service assistance number in Step 2.

5. 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 indepen- dent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major ap- pliance industry.

Contact MACAP only when the dealer, autho- rized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. l

Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel

20 North Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.

*When requesting assistance, please provide: model number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better respond to your request.

WHIRLPOOL” REFRIGERATOR

WARRANTY

RF001

LENGTH OF WARRANTY

FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

RlLL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY

From Date of Purchase

WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR

FSP@ parts and repalr labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service companv.

FSP replacement parts for electronic control svstem if defective in materials or workmanship. (Electronic models only.)

FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.

These parts are:

1. Compressor

2. Evaporator

3. Condenser

4. Drier

5. Connecting tubing

Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolsM service company.

WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR

A. Service calls to:

I. Correct the installation of the refrigerator.

2. Instruct you how to use the refrigerator.

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

4. Replace light bulbs.

8. Repairs when refrigerator is used in otherthan normal, single-family household use.

C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.

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

E. Any labor costs during llmlted warranty.

F. Any food loss due to product failure.

WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this llmitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

Outside the United States, a different warrantv may apply. For details, please contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or mllltary exchange.

If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and

Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number,

1-500-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.

Part No. 1114077 Rev. 6

01989 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.

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