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Use And Care Guide
A Note To You 2 Important Safety 3 Instructions 4 Parts And Features Before Using Your Refrigerator 5 Using Your 7 Refrigerator Caring For Your 13 Refrigerator FuMeStorage 16 If You Need Assistance Or Service 18 Warranty 20
A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool* appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please com- plete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your app
l Read all instructions before using the l Never allow children to operate, play with, refrigerator. or crawl inside the refrigerator. *Child entrapment and suffocation are l Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- fire hazard or explosion. ous . . . even if they will “just sit in the . FOR YOUR SAFETY l garage a few days.” DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR If you are gettin
Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. The model you pur- chased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual covers several models. Freezer shelf Ice cube trays - Utility Ice bin - , compartment Control panel - Butter Model and _ compartment serial number - label (side wa
Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing it properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cleaning your refrigerator 6 Leveling it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plugging it in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean i
Installing it properly Allow 1.25 cm (% inch) space on each 1. side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider. 3. The refrigerator can be flush against the back wall. Leveling it Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling screws-one on the right and one on the left. To adjust one or both of these, follow the directions below. Use a s
Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page ............ 10 Removing the freezer shelf.. 7 Setting the controls . . . . . . ..*................... ice cube trays .I0 Using the ................. Changing the control settings . . . . . . . . . . . 8 bulbs .I1 Changing the light ................ Adjusting the shelf glide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 base grille ................. 11 Removing the Adjusting the refrigerator 9 shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior moisture control The Exterior Moisture Control operates electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet. l Use the OFF setting when humidity is low. l Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet. Changing the control settings l Adjust the Refrigerator Control first. If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed l Wa
Adjusting the shelf glide Use the shelf glide to secure odd-shaped items or to separate other items. 1. Grasp glide. 2. Slide glide along track. NOTE: Shelf glide cannot be removed. Adjusting the refrigerator shelves Adjust the shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove shelves: 1. Remove items from shelf. 2. Tilt shelf up at front. 3. Lift back of shelf. 4. Pull shelf straight out. To replace shelves: 1. Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots in the shelf s
Removing the crispers and crisper cover To remove the crispers: Pull out to the top, lift the front 1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop. and pull again. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Push up glass insert from the bottom, then slide it out with both hands. 2. Lift front of cover frame. 3. Pull cover frame up and out. 4. Remove metal cover support. To replace the cover: 1. Replace metal cover supp
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 electri- cal shock or personal injury. To change the refrigerator light: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from power supply. 2. Reach behind the Control Panel to remove bulb. 3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply. NOTE:
Understanding the sounds you may hear Water sounds Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are When the refrigerator stops running, you new to you, you might be concerned about may hear gurgling in the tubing for a few them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are minutes after it stops. You may also hear normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls defrost water running into the defrost and cabinets can make the sounds seem water pan. louder.
Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Power interruptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cleaning your refrigerator ..,......: . . . . . 13 moving care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Holiday and Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on holiday, moving
PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Door liners Sponge, soft cloth and gaskets or paper towel with DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen- mild detergent and trated detergents, bleaches or cleaners warm water containing petroleum on plastic parts. l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge (covers and or soft, clean cloth DO NOT USE paper towels, window panels) with mild detergent sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable and warm water
Moving Long holidays When you are moving the refrigerator to a If you will be gone a month or more: new home: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 2. Unplug the refrigerator. 2. Pack all frozen food in dry ice. 3. Clean it, rinse well and dry. 3. Unplug the refrigerator. 4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry. both doors to prop them open far enough 4. for air to get in. This stops odor and
Food Storage Guide There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps. Storing fresh food Cheese Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material. This Store in the original wrapping until you are prevents food odor and taste transfer ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly throughout the refrigerator. For dated in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. produc
Storing frozen food The freezer section is designed for storage Freezing of commercially frozen food and for freezing Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze food at home. any large quantity of food. Put no more NOTE: For further information about prepar- unfrozen food into the freezer than will ing food for freezing or food storage times, freeze within 24 hours (no more than 32 to check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. 48 grams of food per liter [2 to 3 Ibs. per cubic foot] o
If You Need Assistance Or Service Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read through the chart below before calling for service on your appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance . . . Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers run into with their appliances. Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Your refrigera- Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circui
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