Whirlpool W10326800B User manual

Whirlpool W10326800B User manual
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UPRIGHT FREEZER
Use & Care Guide
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W10326800B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FREEZER SAFETY....................................................................................... 3
Proper Disposal of Your Old Freezer or Refrigerator ............................... 3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................... 4
Unpacking................................................................................................. 4
Location Requirements............................................................................. 4
Electrical Requirements ............................................................................ 5
Water Supply Requirements..................................................................... 5
Connect the Water Supply ....................................................................... 6
Freezer Doors............................................................................................ 6
Adjust the Door ......................................................................................... 9
FREEZER USE ............................................................................................. 9
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation ................................................................ 9
Using the Control ...................................................................................... 9
Indicator Light ......................................................................................... 10
Ice Maker ................................................................................................ 10
FREEZER FEATURES ............................................................................... 11
Shelves.................................................................................................... 11
Door Bin .................................................................................................. 11
Storage Bin ............................................................................................. 11
FREEZER CARE ........................................................................................ 11
Cleaning Your Frost-Free Freezer .......................................................... 11
Base Grille............................................................................................... 12
Changing the Light Bulb......................................................................... 12
Power Interruptions ................................................................................ 12
Moving Care ........................................................................................... 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................... 13
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE...................................................................... 15
In the U.S.A............................................................................................. 15
In Canada................................................................................................ 15
Accessories............................................................................................. 15
WARRANTY ............................................................................................... 16
2
FREEZER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your freezer, follow these basic precautions:
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Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
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Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline,
away from freezer.
Use two or more people to move and install freezer.
Keep key away from children.
Remove doors or lid from your old freezer or refrigerator.
Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker
kit ready models only).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Proper Disposal of
Your Old Freezer or Refrigerator
WARNING
Before You Throw Away Your Old Freezer or Refrigerator:
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Take off the doors or lid.
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Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside.
Suffocation Hazard
Remove doors or lid from your old freezer or
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned freezers or refrigerators are still
dangerous... even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are
getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow these
instructions to help prevent accidents.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpacking
WARNING
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install freezer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Remove Packaging Materials
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Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning
on the freezer. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over the
adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
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Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your freezer. For more
information, see “Freezer Safety.”
When Moving Your Freezer:
Your freezer is heavy. When moving the freezer for
cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with cardboard
or hardboard to avoid floor damage. Always pull the freezer
straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the
freezer when trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.
Clean Before Using
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from freezer.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
IMPORTANT: Do not install the freezer near an oven, radiator, or
other heat source, nor in a location where the temperature will fall
below 40°F (5°C).
Check the strength of the floor before installing your freezer. It
should hold the weight of a freezer fully loaded with food.
Allow at least 3" (7.5 cm) of air space at the top and on both sides
of the freezer and 1" (2.5 cm) between the back of the freezer and
the wall. If the freezer is to be against a wall, leave extra space on
the hinge side so the door can open wider.
NOTE: This freezer may be installed side by side with another
refrigerator or freezer. Allow for a 3" (7.5 cm) clearance at the top
and sides and a ¹⁄₄" (0.64 cm) clearance between the appliances.
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of
your freezer before using it. See the cleaning instructions in
“Freezer Care.”
Important information to know about glass shelves
and covers:
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small,
pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers
are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid
dropping.
3" (7.5 cm)
3" (7.5 cm)
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Electrical Requirements
Water Supply Requirements
(on some models)
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Read all directions before you begin.
IMPORTANT:
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If you turn the freezer on before the water line is connected,
turn the ice maker OFF.
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All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
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Use plastic tubing and check for leaks. Install plastic tubing
only in areas where temperatures will remain above freezing.
TOOLS NEEDED: Flat-blade screwdriver, ⁷⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₂" open-end
wrenches or two adjustable wrenches, ¹⁄₄" nut driver, drill bit and a
cordless drill.
NOTE: Your freezer dealer has a kit available with a ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm)
saddle-type shutoff valve, a union, and plastic tubing. Before
purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your
local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄₁₆"
(4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more
easily.
Water Pressure
Before you move your freezer into its final location, it is important
to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
Recommended grounding method
A 115 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only your freezer be provided. Use an outlet that
cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or
removing a light bulb, turn the Temperature Control to the OFF
position as shown and then disconnect the freezer from the
electrical source.
A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and
120 psi (207 to 827 kPa) is required to operate the water
dispenser and ice maker. If you have questions about your water
pressure, see “Troubleshooting” or call a licensed, qualified
plumber.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the system needs to be a
minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than 40
to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa), a booster pump can be inserted into
the small tubing that goes from the cold water line to the reverse
osmosis system.
If the water dispenser is still not dispensing water properly:
■ Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
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Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
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If your refrigerator has a water filter, it may further reduce the
water pressure when used in conjunction with a reverse
osmosis system. Remove the water filter.
If you have questions about your water pressure, refer to
“Troubleshooting” or call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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Connect the Water Supply
4. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including
connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.
(on some models)
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B
C
Connect to Water Line
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long
enough to clear line of water.
3. Locate a ½" to 1¹⁄₄" (12.7 mm to 3.18 cm) vertical cold water
pipe near the freezer.
IMPORTANT:
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Make sure it is a cold water pipe.
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Horizontal pipe will work, but drill on the top side of the
pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from
the drill and normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
4. Determine the length of plastic tubing you need. Measure from
the connection on the lower left rear of freezer to the water
pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning. Use ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm)
O.D. (outside diameter) plastic tubing. Be sure both ends of
plastic tubing are cut square.
5. Using a cordless drill, drill a ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) hole in the cold
water pipe you have selected.
D
E
A. Tube clamp
B. Tube clamp screw
C. Plastic tubing
D. Compression nut
E. Valve inlet
5. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your
water conditions require a second water strainer, install it in
the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain
a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.
WARNING
A
B
G
Electrical Shock Hazard
C
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
F
A. Cold water pipe
B. Pipe clamp
C. Copper tubing
D. Compression nut
E
Do not remove ground prong.
D
6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm)
drilled hole in the water pipe and that the washer is under the
pipe clamp. Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp
screws slowly and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal.
Do not overtighten or you may crush the plastic tubing.
7. Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the
plastic tubing as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the
outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink, and turn
ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear.
Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the plastic
tubing.
Connect to Freezer
1. Attach the plastic tube to the valve inlet using a compression
nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not
overtighten.
2. Use the tube clamp on the back of the freezer to fasten the
tubing to the freezer as shown. This will help avoid damage to
the tubing when the freezer is pushed back against the wall.
3. Turn shutoff valve ON.
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Do not use an adapter.
E. Compression sleeve
F. Shutoff valve
G. Packing nut
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Freezer Doors
TOOLS NEEDED: ⁵⁄₁₆" hex head socket wrench, ⁵⁄₈" hex head
socket wrench, ¹⁄₄" hex head socket wrench, ¹⁄₂" hex head socket
wrench, ³⁄₈" hex head socket wrench, ³⁄₁₆" hex head socket
wrench, #2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-blade screwdriver, ⁵⁄₁₆" openend wrench, flat 2" putty knife.
IMPORTANT:
■ All graphics referenced in the following instructions are
included later in this section after “Final Steps.” The graphics
shown are for a right-hand swing door (hinges factory installed
on the right).
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If you only want to remove and replace the door, see “Remove
Door and Hinges” and “Replace Door and Hinges.”
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Before you begin, turn the control OFF, and remove food and
adjustable door or utility bins from door.
Door
Remove Door and Hinges
⁵⁄₁₆" Hex Head Hinge Screw
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Open lower door and remove base grille from the bottom front
of the freezer. See Base Grille Graphic 1A.
3. Close the lower door and keep it closed until you are ready to
lift it free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets
to hold the door in place while you are working.
4. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge
Graphic 1B.
5. Lift the upper door free from the center hinge and cabinet and
set aside.
6. Remove the center hinge door stop and hinge pin. See Center
Hinge Graphic 1C.
7. Remove the center hinge. Reinstall the hinge screws in the
same holes.
8. Remove the lower door.
9. Remove 3 hex head hinge screws and bottom hinge
assembly. See Bottom Hinge Graphic 1D.
Reverse Door (optional on some models)
IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your door so that it opens in
the opposite direction, continue with “Reverse Door (optional)”
instructions. If you are not reversing the door, see “Replace Door
and Hinges.”
Cabinet
1. Remove the cabinet hinge hole plugs from the cabinet top and
move them to the opposite side hinge holes as shown in
Graphic 1.
2. Remove the door stop screw from the Bottom Hinge bracket.
See Bottom Hinge Graphic 1D.
3. Remove the Hinge Pin Nut and Hinge Pin from the bottom
hinge bracket. See Bottom Hinge Graphic 1D.
4. Remove the screws from the opposite side of the cabinet.
5. Rotate the bottom hinge bracket for installation on the
opposite side of the cabinet. See Graphic 2.
6. Reinstall the Hinge Pin Nut and Hinge Pin to the bottom hinge
bracket. Hinge Pin must point “up” when hinge bracket is
installed to the cabinet.
7. Reinstall the door stop screw. See Graphic 2.
8. Reinstall the bottom hinge bracket to the cabinet with the
3 hex head hinge screws.
9. Remove the door stop screw from the Center Hinge. See
Center Hinge Graphic 1C.
10. Remove the Hinge Pin Nut and Hinge Pin from the center
hinge bracket. See Center Hinge Graphic 1C.
11. Remove the screw from the opposite side of the cabinet.
12. Rotate the center hinge bracket for installation on the
opposite side of the cabinet. See Center Hinge Graphic 1C.
13. Reinstall the Hinge Pin Nut and Hinge Pin to the center hinge
bracket. Hinge Pin must point “up” when hinge bracket is
installed to the cabinet.
14. Reinstall the door stop screws. See Center Hinge Graphic 1C.
15. Reinstall the hinge bracket to the cabinet with the 3 hex head
hinge screws.
1. Remove the three hinge leaf screws that fasten a hinge leaf to
both the top and bottom of the door. See Graphic 4.
2. Remove the hinge leaf from the top of the door and from the
bottom of the door, and transfer them to the opposite side.
3. Fasten the hinge leaf to the door using the hinge leaf screws
removed in Step 1.
Replace Doors and Hinges
NOTE: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.
1. Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown and tighten
screws. See Bottom Hinge Graphic 1D.
2. Rotate and install center hinge. See Center Hinge Graphic 1C.
3. Replace the lower door.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the
hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets
to hold the door in place while you are working.
4. Install the center hinge door stop and hinge pin. See Center
Graphic 1C.
5. Align the lower door with the side of the cabinet before
tightening.
6. Replace the upper door.
7. Assemble the parts of the top hinge as shown in the Top
Hinge Graphic 1B. Do not tighten the screws completely.
8. Line up the door so that the bottom aligns evenly with the
cabinet. The top and bottom hinges can be adjusted if the
doors are not straight. Tighten all screws.
Final Steps
1. Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are in
place. Reinstall top hinge cover. See Top Hinge Graphic 1B.
2. Replace the base grille. See Base Grille Graphic 1A.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
3. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
4. Reset the control. See “Using the Control.”
5. Return all removable door parts to door and food to freezer.
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Door Swing Reversal (optional)
Door Removal &
Replacement
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A
1A
Base Grille
B
A. Hinge Leaf Screws
B. Hinge Leaf
1B
Top Hinge
1
A
A
A. Cabinet Hinge Hole Plugs
B
C
A. Top Hinge Cover
B. 3/8" or 5/8" Hex-Head Hinge
Screws (depending on model)
C. Top Hinge
3
Right Hand Hinge
Left Hand Hinge
Door Stop
Door Stop
Lower Hinge
Lower Hinge
Door Stop
1C
Center Hinge
A
B
A. Door Stop Screw
B. Hinge Pin
1D
Bottom Hinge
A
B
C
D
E
A. Door Stop Screw
B. Door Stop
C. Hinge Pin
D. Hinge Pin Nut
E. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws
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A
B
C
D
E
A. Door Stop Screw
B. Door Stop
C. Hinge Pin
D. Hinge Pin Nut
E. 5/16" Hex-Head Hinge
Screws
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Adjust the Door
Using the Control
1. Locate the two front leveling legs taped among the packing
materials.
2. Screw these legs into the front holes on the bottom of the
freezer. The back of the freezer rests on two fixed supports.
3. Adjust the front legs just enough to lift the cabinet up off of the
floor.
NOTE: If your model is equipped with rollers, the front legs
should be lowered enough to lift the rollers off of the floor to
ensure the freezer does not roll forward when the door is
opened.
Turn the freezer temperature control to 4. This setting is designed
to maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal
operating conditions.
Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling with frozen
food. Let the freezer cool overnight before adding large amounts
of unfrozen food. Do not add more than 2 to 3 lbs (907 to 1,350 g)
of unfrozen food per cubic foot (28.32 L) of freezer space.
4. Place a leveling tool on top of the freezer first side to side,
then front to back. Turn leg counterclockwise to raise a corner.
Turn leg clockwise to lower a corner.
5. Repeat Step 4 until the doors close easily.
6. After freezer is fully loaded with food, recheck with level as in
Step 4.
FREEZER USE
NOTE: When the freezer is first started, the compressor will run
constantly until the freezer is cooled. It may take up to 6 or
8 hours (or longer), depending on room temperature and the
number of times the freezer door is opened. After the freezer is
cooled, the compressor will turn on and off as needed to keep the
freezer at the proper temperature.
The outside of your freezer may feel warm. This is normal. The
freezer’s design and main function is to remove heat from the
contents and air inside the freezer. The heat is transferred to the
room air, making the outside of the freezer feel warm.
Adjusting Control
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation
In order to ensure proper temperature, you need to permit proper
airflow in the freezer. As shown in the illustration, cool air enters
through the freezer wall and moves down. The air then
recirculates through the vent near the bottom.
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Turn control to a higher number for colder temperatures.
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Turn control to a lower number for less cold temperatures.
NOTE: The small snowflake icon represents the number 1 or
the least cold setting. The large snowflake icon represents 6 or
the coldest setting.
Fast Freeze (on some models)
This setting causes the freezer to run continuously, driving the
freezer temperature to the coldest possible temperature. To
activate, adjust the control knob to the igloo icon, which
represents the fast freeze setting. Use this feature just before
adding large amounts of unfrozen foods. For best food quality, do
not exceed 3 lbs (1,350 g) per cubic foot (28.32 L). Return to your
normal setting after 24 to 48 hours.
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the vents
are blocked, airflow will be obstructed, and temperature and
moisture problems may occur.
IMPORTANT: To avoid odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap
or cover foods tightly.
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Door Ajar Alarm (on some models)
The door ajar monitor alarm is located to the left of the
temperature control and sounds an audible alarm if either door is
open for more than 5 minutes.
The alarm is controlled by a three-position switch.
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The proper setting for normal freezer use.
The alarm is on.
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The alarm is off.
✔
Tests the alarm.
Shutoff Arm
When installing an ice maker kit, it is necessary to replace the
shutoff arm that is included with the kit, with the longer one
supplied with the freezer.
Indicator Light
(on some models)
The indicator light assures you that your freezer is running. If the
indicator light is not glowing, immediately check for:
■ Power interruption.
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An unplugged power cord.
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An open circuit breaker or blown fuse.
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A burned out indicator light.
The ice bin may be used as a storage container or a portable ice
bucket.
The lid must be open when used as an ice bin.
Close the lid to use as a portable ice bucket or storage container.
Ice Maker
(accessory)
NOTE: The ice maker kit must be purchased separately from your
authorized Whirlpool dealer. Ice maker kit part number is
ECKMF94.
To Turn the Ice Maker On/Off
NOTE: Do not force the wire shutoff arm up or down.
■ To turn the ice maker on, simply lower the wire shutoff arm.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is
made, the ice cubes fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes
will raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position.
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To manually turn the ice maker off, lift the wire shutoff arm to
the OFF (arm up) position and listen for the click to make sure
the ice maker will not continue to operate.
Ice Production Rate
The ice maker should produce approximately 7 to 9 batches of ice
in a 24-hour period. If ice is not being made fast enough, turn the
Temperature Control toward a higher (colder) number in half
number steps. (For example, if the control is at 3, move it to
between 3 and 4.) Wait 24 hours and, if necessary, gradually turn
the Temperature Control to the highest setting, waiting 24 hours
between each increase.
Remember
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Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
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The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the
water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals
(such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to
poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well
maintained.
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Do not store anything on top of the ice maker or in the ice
storage bin.
FREEZER FEATURES
FREEZER CARE
This manual covers several different models. The freezer you have
purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations
of the features may not match those of your model.
Cleaning Your Frost-Free Freezer
(some models)
Shelves
WARNING
Store similar foods together and adjust the shelves to fit different
heights. This reduces the time the refrigerator door is open and
saves energy.
To remove and replace a shelf:
1. Remove the shelf by pulling it forward slightly to align the shelf
stops with the openings in the refrigerator compartment liner.
Lift straight up, and pull the shelf out the rest of the way.
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
2. Replace the shelf by lowering the shelf stops through the
openings in the refrigerator compartment liner. Slide the shelf
in the rest of the way.
Door Bin
To remove and replace the bin:
1. Remove the bin by tipping the front of the bin up and sliding
out.
2. Replace the bin by sliding it in above the desired support
tilting it back into place.
Storage Bin
(on some models)
The slide out bin provides separate storage space for items that
are difficult to store on freezer shelves.
To extend the bin fully, lift up and slide forward. To remove the
basket slide out.
Frost-free means that you will not have to defrost your freezer.
Frost is removed by air moving and collecting any moisture and
depositing it on the cooling coil. The cooling coil periodically
warms up enough to melt the frost, and it then flows down to the
drain pan (located behind the base grille) where it is evaporated.
Complete cleaning should be done at least once a year.
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food in several layers of
newspaper and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for
several hours. You may also store frozen food in a cooler,
additional refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
3. Wash the inside walls with a solution of mild detergent in
warm water or 2 tbs (26 mg) baking soda to 1 qt (0.95 L) warm
water.
■ Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers
containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior
and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels,
scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can
scratch or damage materials.
4. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
5. Use the appropriate cleaning method for your exterior finish.
Painted metal: Wash exteriors with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners, or cleaners designed for stainless steel. Dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Stainless steel finish: Wash with a clean sponge or soft cloth
and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or
harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
■
To keep your stainless steel refrigerator looking like new
and to remove minor scuffs or marks, it is suggested that
you use the manufacturer’s approved Stainless Steel
Cleaner and Polish.
IMPORTANT: This cleaner is for stainless steel parts only!
■
Do not allow the Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish to
come into contact with any plastic parts such as the trim
pieces, dispenser covers or door gaskets. If unintentional
contact does occur, clean plastic part with a sponge and
mild detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft
cloth.
6. Replace all frozen food.
7. Plug in freezer or reconnect power.
8. See “Using the Control.”
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Base Grille
To Remove and Replace the Base Grille:
1. Open the freezer door and remove the base grille by pulling
down and out from the top.
2. Replace the base grille by putting the clips in the openings in
the refrigerator panel. Push in until the base grille snaps into
place.
Power Interruptions
If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep the door closed
to help food stay cold and frozen.
If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the
following:
■ Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
■
If a food locker is not available, consume or can perishable
food at once.
After the power is restored, unplug the freezer for 30 minutes, to
allow the refrigeration system to equalize. During this time keep
the door closed whenever possible.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.
Changing the Light Bulb
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your freezer. Be sure to
replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape, and wattage.
Style 1
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Replace the light bulb with an appliance bulb of the same
wattage.
3. Plug in freezer or reconnect power.
Style 2
1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield. From the front of the light shield,
push backward and down.
3. Replace the light bulb with an appliance bulb of the same
wattage.
4. Replace the light shield.
5. Plug in freezer or reconnect power.
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Moving Care
When you are moving your freezer to a new home, follow these
steps to prepare it for the move.
1. Remove all frozen food.
2. Unplug the freezer.
3. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them
together so they don’t shift and rattle during the move.
4. Clean the freezer thoroughly.
5. Tape the freezer shut and tape the electrical cord to the
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, refer to the “Installation
Instructions” and “Freezer Use” sections for information on
installation and setting the controls.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call...
Your freezer will not operate
WARNING
There is water in the defrost drain pan (on some models)
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Is the freezer defrosting? The water will evaporate. It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
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Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
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Is there excessive frost or a package keeping the door
from closing? Defrost and clean the freezer, or move the
package so the door closes properly.
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Is the room temperature hotter than normal? The motor will
run longer under warm conditions. At normal room
temperatures, your motor will run about 40% to 80% of the
time. Under warmer conditions, it will run even more.
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Has a large amount of food just been added to the
freezer? Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer.
The motor normally will run longer to cool the freezer back
down.
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Is the door opened often? The motor will run longer when
this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at one
time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as soon as
possible.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
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Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
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Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
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Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
See “Using the Control.”
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Is the Temperature Control turned to the OFF position?
See “Using the Control.”
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Is the freezer defrosting (on some models)? Recheck to see
whether the freezer is operating in 30 minutes. Your freezer will
regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
Is the door completely closed? Push the door firmly shut. If
it will not shut all the way, see “The door will not close
completely or is difficult to open” later in this section.
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Are the condenser coils dirty (on some models)? This
blocks air transfer and makes the motor work harder. Clean
the condenser coils. See “Freezer Care.”
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Is the door gasket sealed all the way around? Contact a
qualified person or a technician.
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Is there enough air circulation space around the freezer?
See “Location Requirements.”
The lights do not work
WARNING
NOTE: If the problem is not due to any of the above,
remember that your new freezer will run longer than your old
one due to its high-efficiency motor.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
(on some models)
Electrical Shock Hazard
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Has the ice maker just been installed? Wait 72 hours for full
ice production to begin. Once your freezer is cooled, the ice
maker should produce 70-120 cubes every 24 hours.
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Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice?
Wait 24 hours after hookup for ice production. See “Using the
Control.”
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Is the wire shutoff arm in the OFF (arm up) position? Lower
the wire shutoff arm to the ON (arm down) position. See “Ice
Maker.”
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Is the water line shutoff valve to the freezer turned on?
Turn on the water valve. See “Connect the Water Supply.”
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
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Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
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Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See
“Changing the Light Bulb.”
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Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced? Be sure your freezer has been connected to
a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is turned on. See
“Connect the Water Supply.”
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Is an ice cube jammed in the ejector arm? Remove the ice
from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. See “Ice Maker.”
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Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow
24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
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Is the control set correctly? If too little ice is produced, see
“Using the Control.”
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
Temperature is too warm
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Are the air vents blocked? Move objects away from the air
vents. See “Ensuring Proper Air Circulation” for air vent
locations.
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Is the door opened often? Be aware that the freezer will
warm when this occurs. In order to keep the freezer cool, try
to get everything you need out of the freezer at once, keep
food organized so it is easy to find, and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
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Has a large amount of food just been added to the
freezer? Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer. It
can take several hours for the freezer to return to the normal
temperature.
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Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions?
See “Using the Control.”
Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice (on some models)
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Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or
off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice.
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Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice
away and make a new supply.
WARNING
The door will not close completely or is difficult to open
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Are food packages blocking the door? Rearrange
containers so that they fit more tightly and take up less space.
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Are the shelves and basket out of position (on some
models)? Put the shelves and basket back into their correct
positions.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Explosion Hazard
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Do the freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned? See
“Freezer Care.”
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Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter
may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
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Are the gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets according to
the directions in “Freezer Care.”
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Does the freezer wobble or seem unstable? See “Adjust
the Door.”
The freezer clicks but does not run
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Has the local power failed? Unplug the freezer for
30 minutes to allow the refrigeration system to equalize.
During this time, keep the door closed whenever possible.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you
still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If You Need Replacement Parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use factory specified replacement parts. Factory specified
replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are
made with the same precision used to build every new
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WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your area, call us
or your nearest designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
For assistance, installation or service call Whirlpool® Appliances
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
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Installation information.
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Use and maintenance procedures.
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Accessory and repair parts sales.
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Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
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Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service
companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
In Canada
For assistance, installation or service call toll free:
1-800-807-6777.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
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Use and maintenance procedures.
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Accessory and repair parts sales.
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Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service
companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in Canada.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool with any
questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Centre
200 – 6750 Century Ave.
Mississauga, ON L5N 0B7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories
To order accessories, call 1-800-253-1301 or contact your
authorized Whirlpool dealer. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool with any
questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased. Service must be
provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies
only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain
service under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Replacement parts or repair labor if this major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is
used in a manner that is inconsistent to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
2. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or
repair house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
3. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage
results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Whirlpool within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Any food or medicine loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is intended to be repaired in your home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized Whirlpool servicer is not available.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance
with Whirlpool's published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor on major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered or
cannot be easily determined.
12. Discoloration, rust, or oxidation of stainless steel surfaces.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces
do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
If you think you need repair service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. If you are unable to resolve the
problem after checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling
Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
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Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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