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Using Your Refrigerator

To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the temperature control, remove, and adjust some of the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.

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Freezer control

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Refrigerator control

Setting the controls

Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are in the refrigerator. When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time:

1. Set the Refrigerator Control to 3.

Refrigerator Control adjustments range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).

2. Set the Freezer Control to B.

Freezer Control adjustments range from

A (warmest) to C (coldest).

3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. (This may take several hours.)

The settings indicated above should be correct for normal, household refrigerator usage. The controls will be set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm. If you need to adjust these settings, see “Changing the control settings” below.

NOTE: The Automatic Exterior Moisture control continuously guards against moisture buildup on the outside of your refrigerator cabinet. This control does not have to be set or adjusted.

Changing the control settings

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

. Adjust the Refrigerator Control first.

Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.

Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.

CONDITION: REASON:

RECOMMENDED SElTINGS:

Refrigerator Freezer

, Refrigerator section too warm

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Freezer section too warm

Refrigerator section too cold

Ice not made fast enough

Both sections too warm l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Room temperature too warm l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very cold room temperature

(can’t cycle often enough) l

Controls not set correctly for your conditions l l

Heavy ice usage

Very cold room temperature

(can’t cycle often enough) l l l

Door opened often

Large amount of food added

Very warm or very cold room temperatures

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C

B

C

B

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Removing the door trim

Drop-in trim

To remove the trim piece:

1. Remove all items from the shelf.

2. Pull straight up on the trim piece at each end.

To replace the trim piece:

1. Locate each end of the trim piece above the trim pocket opening.

2. Push the trim piece straight down until it stops.

3. Replace items on the shelf.

Snap-on trivet

To remove the trivet:

1. Remove all items from the shelf.

2. Pull out on the inside tab at each end.

3. Lift trivet straight out.

To replace the trivet:

1. Line up ends of the trivet with the button on the door liner wall.

2. Push trivet straight back until it snaps securely into place.

3. Replace items on the shelf.

Adjusting the wine rack

(on some models)

To remove the wine rack:

1. Lift front of wine rack.

2. Pull rack off rear-support.

3. Replace in reverse order.

Adjusting the door bins

(on some models)

To remove door bins:

1. Lift bin up.

2. Pull bin straight out.

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To replace door bins:

1. Slide bin in above desired support button.

2. Push down until it stops.

Adjusting the refrigerator

Adjust the shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator, Glass shelves are strong enough to hold bottles, milk, and other heavy food items.

To remove a shelf:

1. Remove items from shelf.

2. Tilt shelf up at front.

3. Lift shelf at back.

4. Pull shelf straight out.

shelves

Wire shelves

To replace a shelf:

1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots in the shelf supports on the back liner wall.

2. Tilt front of shelf up until hooks drop into slots.

3. Lower front of shelf to a level position.

NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Handle them carefully. l

To slide shelf out (on some models):

Carefully pull front of shelf toward you. l

To slide shelf in (on some models):

Push shelf in until it stops.

Adjusting the EZ-Track” shelf

(on some models)

To slide shelf side-to-side:

1. Lift slightly on shelf front.

2. Slide to desired location.

3. Lower shelf front to level position.

NOTE: You do not have to remove small items from the shelf before moving it side-to- side. You may need to remove larger items.

Lift front slightly.

Then slide to new location.

To remove the shelf:

1. Remove all items from the shelf.

2. Hold back of shelf with one hand.

3. Lift front of shelf to 45” angle.

4. Lower shelf slightly to release shelf from upper channel track. Then pull shelf straight out.

NOTE: Shelf is heavy. Make sure you use both hands when removing shelf.

To remove shelf track:

1. Lift both sides of track slightly.

2. Pull track straight out.

Hold with both hands and lift front to 45” angle.

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Hold both sides and lift up and out.

To replace shelf track:

1. Guide track hooks into the shelf support slots on the back wall of the cabinet.

NOTE: Make sure both track hooks are in slots and that the slots are parallel to each other.

2. Push track backward and down.

3. Check that track is completely seated in the shelf supports.

Make sure both sets of hooks are in support slots.

To reinstall shelf:

1. Hold shelf at front and back.

2. Tilt front of shelf up to a

45” angle to track.

3. Insert both rear shelf slides into upper channel of track.

4. Lower front of shelf to a level position.

NOTE: Make sure both rear shelf slides are securely in the track before letting go of shelf.

Insert rear shelf slides into upper channel of track.

Removing the crisper and crisper cover

To remove the crisper:

1.

Slide the crisper straight out to the stop.

2. Lift the front slightly.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

4. Replace in reverse order.

Pull out to the stop, lift the front, and pull again.

Style 1

To remove the cover:

1. Hold cover firmly with both hands and lift front of cover off supports.

2. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.

To replace the cover:

1. Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of refrigerator.

2. Lower front into place.

Style 2

To remove the cover:

1. Push up glass insert from the bottom, then slide out with both hands.

2. Lift front of cover frame.

3. Lift cover frame up and out.

To replace the cover:

1. Fit back of cover frame into notch sup- ports on walls of refrigerator, then lower front into place.

2. Slide back of glass insert into place, then

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Lift the cover front, then the back.

Adjusting the crisper humidity control

(on some models)

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You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and

HIGH.

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

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

Humidity Control

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Removing the meat drawer and cover

To remove the meat drawer:

1.

Slide the meat drawer straight out to the stop.

2. Lift the front slightly.

3. Slide out the rest of the way.

4. Replace in reverse order.

Pull out to the stop, lift the front, and pull again.

To remove the cover:

1. Remove meat drawer and crisper.

2. Lift front of cover off supports.

3. Lift cover out by pulling up and out.

To replace the cover:

1.

Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of refrigerator.

2. Lower front into place.

3. Replace meat drawer and crisper.

Adjusting the meat drawer temperature

Cold air from the freezer flows into the meat drawer. This helps keep the meat drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator for better storage of meats.

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

Use control to adjust meat drawer temperature.

Removing the snack bin

(on some models)

To remove the snack bin:

1.

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

2. Lift the front.

3. Slide bin out the rest of the way.

4. Replace in reverse order.

Pull out to the stop, lift the front, and pull again.

Removing the freezer

To remove a basket:

1.

Slide basket out to the stop.

2. Lift the front to clear the stop.

3. Slide basket 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 all the way.

baskets

(on some models)

Pull out to the stop, lift the front, and pull again.

Removing the freezer shelf

To remove the shelf:

1. Lift right side of shelf off supports.

2. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes.

3. Replace in reverse order.

Using the ice cube trays

(on some models)

If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation.

The longer you store cubes, the smaller they get.

To remove ice:

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Hold tray at both ends.

2. Twist slightly.

Using the optional automatic ice maker

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If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later

(contact the dealer for ice maker kit num- ber), here are a few things you should know.

The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.

DOWN to make ice automatically

UP to shut off the ice maker

IMPORTANT: Do not turn ice maker on until you connect it to the water supply.

If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to shut off the ice maker. When you replace the bin, push it in all the way and lower the ice maker signal arm to the

ON position.

Good water quality is important for good ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt from a malfunctioning softener) can damage the ice maker mold and lead to poor ice quality. If you cannot avoid a softened water supply, make sure the water soft- ener is operating properly and is well maintained.

UP to stop ice maker.

DOWN to start ice maker.

Removing the base grille

To remove the grille:

1. Open both doors.

2. Pull base grille forward to release the support tabs from the metal clips.

3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind the grille.

To replace the grille:

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 22.

Condenser coils 1

Using the THIRSTCRUSHER* dispensing system

(on some models)

The ice dispenser

Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice moves from the bin and falls through the chute. When the dispenser bar is released, a buzzing sound may be heard for a few seconds as the trapdoor closes. The dis- penser system will not operate when the freezer door is open.

For crushed ice, cubes are crushed before being dispensed. This may cause a slight delay when dispensing crushed ice. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.

When changing from CRUSHED to CUBE, a few ounces of crushed ice will be dis- pensed along with the first cubes.

To dispense ice:

1. For cubed ice, move Ice Selector Switch to CUBE position.

For crushed ice (on some models), move

Ice Selector Switch to CRUSHED position.

Personal Injury Hazard

Tumbling ice and pressure on a fragile glass can break it. Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice or water.

Failure to do so could result in personal iniurv or breakage.

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2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser bar. Hold glass close to dispenser opening so ice does not fall outside of glass.

3. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

NOTE: The first few batches of ice may have an off-flavor from new plumbing and parts.

Throw the ice away. Also, large amounts of ice should be taken from the ice bin, not through the dispenser.

The water dispenser

Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. It holds approximately 1.5 L

(1% quarts).

When you first hook up the refrigerator, press the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until you have drawn and discarded 1.9 to

2.8 L (2 or 3 quarts). The water you draw and discard will rinse the tank and pipes.

Allow several hours to chill a new tankful.

NOTE: The small tray beneath the dis- penser is designed to evaporate small spills. There is no drain in this tray. Do not pour water into it.

To dispense water:

1. Press a sturdy glass against the water dispenser bar.

2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing.

NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply.

The dispenser light

To turn on night light, slide dispenser

LIGHT switch to the left. See page 20 for directions for changing the dispenser light bulb.

WATER v

ON

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OFF

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Solving common ice maker/dispenser problems

PROBLEM

Ice dispenser won’t work

CAUSE

SOLUTIONS l l

Freezer door open

Ice bin not properly installed

* Wrong ice in bin l l

Close the freezer door.

Make sure bin is pushed in all the way. l

Use only crescents from ice maker.

Shake the bin occasionally to keep cubes separated and to increase storage room. l

Dispenser not used for l

Dump old ice and make a new supply. extended periods, causing ice cubes to melt together

Ice dispenser stops working l

Ice dispenser bar held in too long l

. 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 l

0 Ice attracts airborne odors; old ice

Water quality l

Dump old ice and make a new supply.

Store excess ice in covered container.

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

Foods not properly wrapped l

Wrap properly. See page 25. l

Ice bin and freezer may l

Clean freezer and ice bin. See cleaning need cleaning chart on page 21.

* Plumbing to ice maker l

Follow Installation Instructions for proper ice maker water supply hookup. (See back of refrigerator cabinet.)

New ice maker l

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

Changing the light bulbs

Electrical Shock Hazard

Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigerator at the main power supply.

Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.

To change refrigerator light:

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2. Reach behind the Control Console to remove bulb.

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

4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.

To change crisper light (on some models):

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 refrigerator to power supply.

To change light below ice bin:

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 light shield.

5. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.

Light below ice bin

To change dispenser area light (on some models):

1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply.

2.

Reach through dispenser area to remove bulb.

3. Replace with a heavy-duty 1 O-watt bulb, which can be purchased from your

Whirlpool dealer.

4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.

NOTE:

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

Dispenser area light

Understanding the sounds you may hear

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

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

Water sounds

When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear gurgling in the tubing for a few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water running into the defrost water pan. l l

Ice maker sounds

trickling water thud (clatter of ice)

Slight hum, soft hiss

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

You may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling water, and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.

Clicking or snapping sounds

The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops running. It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts. The defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle starts.

Running sounds

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.

Saving energy

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You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.

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

Clean the condenser coils regularly.

Open the door as few times as possible.

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

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

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

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

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