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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
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TABLE OF ÍNDICE SEGURIDAD DEL FRIGORÍFICO...................................21 CONTENTS PARTES Y CARACTERÍSTICAS ....................................22 CÓMO INSTALAR SU FRIGORÍFICO.............................. 23 REFRIGERATOR SAFETY ............................................... 3 Cómo desembalar su frigorífico ................................... 23 PARTS AND FEATURES.................................................. 4 Requisitos de espacio ................................................... 2
REFRIGERATOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others is 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
• • PARTS AND FEATURES This manual covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations of the features may not match your model. 1. Adjustable Freezer Shelf 11. Magnetic Door Gaskets 2. Ice Cube Trays 12. Light Switch 3. Ice Bin (on some models) 13. Utility Compartment 4. Control Panel 14. Adjustable Glass or Wire Shelves (number varies with model) 5. Model and Serial Number Label 15. Door Shelves 6. Meat Drawer Other Pa
Space Requirements INSTALLING YOUR WARNING REFRIGERATOR Unpacking Your Refrigerator Explosion Hazard WARNING Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, refrigerator. or fire. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. ■ To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a .5” (1.25 cm) space on each side Removing Packaging
Electrical Requirements Reversing the Door Swing TOOLS NEEDED: WARNING B\zn-inch hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, Z\x-inch open-end wrench, flat 2-inch putty knife. B\zn inch Hex-Head Hinge Screw Electrical Shock Hazard Door Stop Screw Plug into a grounded (earthed) outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Sealing Screw (use on top of doors) Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in SUGGESTION: R
Top Hinge Reversing the Door Handles Cone Screw (Use on Top and Bottom of Handles) Countersink Screw Handle Screw (Use on Front of Handles) 1. Cover 2. Hex-Head Hinge Screws 3. Top Hinge To remove handles: 4. Spacer 5. Sealing Screws 1. Remove freezer handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts together. Center Hinge 2. Remove refrigerator handle bottom sc
Door Closing and Alignment Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers – one on the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below: 1. Roll out the refrigerator and use a level to check the floor at the back from side-to-side. If needed, use shims to level the back of the refrigerator if it is uneven. Roll the refrigerator back into place with the rear rollers on top o
4. If the doors do not close on their own, you will need to raise the front of the refrigerator so it is slightly higher than the back. To do this, turn both leveling screws USING YOUR clockwise Z\x turn. IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn both screws an equal amount or the refrigerator will no longer be level side- REFRIGERATOR to-side. 5. Open doors and check if they close automatically. If not, repeat steps 3 and 4. 6. Using a level, check to see if the refrigerator is still level Ensuring Pro
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. Always remember to wait at least 24 hours between Setting the Control adjustments. For your convenience, the Temperature Control is RECOMMENDED preset at the factory. The control for the refrigerator and CONDITION/REASON: ADJUSTMENT: freezer is located in the top of the refrigerator section. It controls the temperature in both the refrigerator and REFRIGERATOR section Turn freezer compartments. too warm TEMPERATURE Control to next
Storing Frozen Food Milk NOTE: For further information about preparing food for Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or interior shelf. reliable cookbook. Eggs Packaging Store in original carton on interior shelf. Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging. When you close and seal the package you must not allow Fruit air or moisture in or out. If you do, you could have food odor and taste transfer throughout the
Drop-in Door Trim REFRIGERATOR The door trim may be removed for easier cleaning. To remove the trim: FEATURES 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Pull straight up on each end of the trim. Refrigerator Shelves The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to match your individual storage needs. Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will make finding the exact item you want easier. It will also reduce the amo
4. Replace meat drawer. Crisper and Crisper Cover (on some models) To remove the crisper(s): 1. Slide crisper(s) straight out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace the crisper(s) in reverse order. Style 1 To remove the plastic cover: Style 2 1. Remove crisper(s). To remove the cover: 2. Lift cover front and remove the cover support. Remove meat drawer. 3. Lift cover up and slide out. 1. Remove meat drawer. 2. Take the half width cover with both hands, li
To replace the cover: 1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots and push in. Lower the front retainers into place. CARING FOR YOUR 2. Insert cover support (with the long tab toward the front) into the groove on the underside of the cover. REFRIGERATOR NOTE: If the support needs adjustment, turn base clockwise to raise or counter-clockwise to lower. Cleaning Your Refrigerator WARNING Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, Freezer Shelf or
■ Additional cleaning tips are listed below: Power Interruptions PART COMMENTS If the electricity in your house goes off, call the power Outside ■ Waxing external painted metal company and ask how long it will be off. surfaces helps provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic 1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep both parts. Wax painted metal surfaces refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay cold and at least twice a year using frozen. appliance wax (or auto paste 2
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from building up. TROUBLE- Moving When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, SHOOTING follow these steps to prepare it for the move. Try the solutions suggested here first in order to 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. ■ Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of ti
The motor seems to run too much The divider between the two compartments is warm ■ Is the room temperature hotter than normal? Expect the motor to run longer under warm conditions. The warmth is probably due to normal operation of the At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run automatic exterior moisture control. about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more of the time. Temperature is too warm ■ Has a large amount of food just been added to th
■ Is the food packaged correctly? Check that all food is securely wrapped. If necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the ASSISTANCE “Food Storage Guide” section. Wipe off damp food containers before placing in the refrigerator. OR SERVICE ■ Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Before calling for assistance or service, please check Refer to the “Setting the Control” section. “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service ■ Was a self-defr
® WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR. For one year from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. FIVE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON SEALED REFRIGERATION SYSTEM. For five years from the dat
SEGURIDAD DEL FRIGORÍFICO Antes de tirar su viejo frigorífico o congelador: Cómo deshacerse Quite las puertas. correctamente de su viejo Deje los estantes en su lugar para impedir que los niños se metan dentro del frigorífico con facilidad. frigorífico IMPORTANTE– El que los niños se queden encerrados y mueran por asfixia no es un problema del pasado. Los frigoríficos tirados y abandonados son un verdadero peligro – incluso si sólo se van a quedar ahí “unos pocos días”. Si va a deshacerse