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Use & Care Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS REFRIGERATOR SAFETY .............................................................3 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator....................................3 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION.................................................4 Unpacking ....................................................................................4 Location Requirements................................................................4 Electrical Requirements ......................................
REFRIGERATOR 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
Location Requirements REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING Unpacking WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Explosion Hazard Use two or more people to move and install Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as refrigerator. gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Removing packaging materials Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning NOTE: Do not install the refrigerator near an
Electrical Requirements Removing the Door Handles (on some models) Apply firm pressure with hand on face of trim. Slide top trim up WARNING and bottom trim down away from handle, then lift off of shoulder screws. Remove handle screws. Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded (earthed) 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. Before you move your refrigerator
Dimensions for custom wood panels: Water System Preparation 1/8" 1/8" (3.18 mm) (3.18 mm) (on some models) Please read before using the water system. 1/8" 1/8" (3.18 mm) (3.18 mm) Immediately after installation, follow the steps below to make sure that the water system is properly cleaned. 23 3/4" (60.3 cm) 1. Open the freezer door and turn off the ice maker by lifting up the wire shutoff arm as shown. 15 3/8" 19 3/32" (39 cm) (48.5 cm) 67 15/16" (172.5 cm) 15 3/8" (39 cm) NOTES: 29 13/16"
4. Remove the existing door panels, if panels were provided. 3. Roll the grille up toward the refrigerator until it snaps into place. 5. Slide custom door panels into place. NOTE: The freezer door panels may require ¹⁄₈ in. (3.18 mm) cardboard fillers behind the panels to keep them from being loose in that area. 6. Replace the hinge side trims by inserting the notched end under the top trim first. 7. Tighten the two top trim screws. Leveling Refrigerator Your refrigerator has a front and rea
6. Adjust the front leveling bolt to bring the refrigerator top parallel with the cabinet above the refrigerator. For standard cabinets, leave approximately ¹⁄₈ in. (3.18 mm) gap between REFRIGERATOR USE the top hinges and the cabinet. For full-overlay cabinets, leave ¹⁄₄ in. (6.35 mm) gap for leveling. If you do not have a cabinet above the refrigerator, simply adjust the refrigerator to make it level. Ensuring Proper Air Circulation In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to per
IMPORTANT: Your product will not cool when the Power Control is set to Water and Ice Dispensers OFF. (on some models) The Refrigerator Control adjusts the refrigerator compartment temperature. The Freezer Control adjusts the freezer compartment temperature. Press the UP ARROW to make WARNING the temperature warmer. Press the DOWN ARROW to make the temperature colder. Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled complete
NOTE: See the “Changing the Light Bulbs” section for To dispense ice: information on changing the dispenser light bulb. 1. Press button for the desired type of ice. On models without crushed ice, the light switch is a rocker-style 2. Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the type. Push the switch to turn the light on, and push again to turn glass close to the dispenser opening so ice does not fall the light off. outside of the glass. The Dispenser Lock (on some models)
3. Rotate the cartridge cap to a horizontal position as shown in Changing a water filter cartridge Step 5. (See “Changing a water filter cartridge” earlier in this The water filter is located below the freezer compartment door. section.) 1. Locate the water filter cartridge cap in the front base grille NOTE: The cartridge cap may not be even with the base below the freezer compartment door. Rotate the cap grille. counterclockwise to a vertical position and pull the cap and filter cartridge
REMEMBER: Shelves and Shelf Frames Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced to avoid To remove and replace a shelf/frame: impurities that may be flushed out of the system. 1. Remove the shelf/frame by tilting it up at the front and lifting it The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of out of the shelf supports. the water supplied to your ice maker. 2. Replace the shelf/frame by guiding the rear shelf hooks into
Crisper Humidity Control Wine or Can/Bottle Rack (on some models) (on some models - Accessory) You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed To remove and replace the wine rack (left) or can/bottle crisper. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and rack (right): HIGH. 1. Remove the rack by pulling it straight out from the shelf. LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of 2. Replace the rack by sliding it in between the shelf and the fruits and v
Freezer Basket Door Bins Large door bins hold gallon containers and the smaller door bins (plastic bin on some models) hold 2-liter bottles. The door bins are removable for easy cleaning The freezer basket can be used to store bags of frozen fruits and and adjusting. vegetables that may slide off freezer shelves. NOTE: Place large door bins in the upper part of the refrigerator To remove and replace the freezer basket: door so the door will close properly. Small door bins will fit in 1. R
4. Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean Control Panel Light sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do Reach behind the refrigerator control panel to remove and not use abrasive or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft replace light bulb. cloth. For additional protection against damage to painted metal exteriors, apply appliance wax (or auto paste wax) with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts. NOTE: To keep your Stainless Steel ref
Holiday and Moving Care TROUBLESHOOTING Holidays Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you’re away, use these steps to prepare your refrigerator before you leave. Your refrigerator will not operate 1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded (earthed) outlet. Raise wir
Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the “Cleaning” section. Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or Are the door gaskets not sealed all the way around? off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice. Contact a technician or other qualified person. Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice NOTE: Your new refrigerator
Ice bucket difficult to remove Water flow from the dispenser decreases noticeably Is the ice bucket difficult to remove (on some models)? Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? For models with an ice bucket located on the freezer door, The filter may be full or incorrectly installed. Remove the select “cubed” ice. Using a sturdy glass, quickly depress and water filter cartridge (see the “Water Filtration System” release the ice dispenser arm. Open the freezer door, depress
There is interior moisture buildup ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator? Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. See the “Ensuring Before calling for assistance or service, please check Proper Air Circulation” section for the location of air vents. “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If Are the door(s) opened often? Avoid humidity buildup by you still need help, follow the instructions below. getting all items out at o
® 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 Corporation will pay for factory specified replacement 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 AS PART