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A Note To You
Parts And Features 4
Before Using Your
Caring For Your
Food Storage Guide 26
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A Note To You Thank you for buyina a WhirlpooP appliance. You have purchased a quality, wo&c/ass 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 applian
Important Safety Instructions l Read all instructions before using the l Never clean refrigerator parts with refrigerator. flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. l Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or l FOR YOUR SAFETY l abandoned refrigerators are still danger- DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR ous . . . even if they will “just sit in the OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND garage a few days.” LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR If
Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. Your refrigerator may have some or all of the features shown, and they may not look like the illustrations. This manual covers many models. Model and serial number label Light Automatk ke Control panel Light (on side wall) (on some models) maker with I / -- III Slideout freezer baskets* Temperature- controlled mea
Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page I I ........................... 6 Cleaning ft ........................................... 5 Installing it properly 6 Plugging it in ....................................... 6 Leveling it ............................................ I I It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it and level it. Cleaning it Removing packaging materials NOTE: Do
installing it properly 1. Allow lh inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space on the hinge side closest to the wall so the door can be opened wider. 3. The refrigerator can be flush against the wall. 4. Make sure ice maker water supply has been connected. Refer to Installation Instructions. Leveling it Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling Right t
Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Setting the controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Removing the snack bin ................. .14 Changing the control settings . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Adjusting the wine rack .................. .14 Removing the door shelf fronts . . . . . . . . 8 Removlng the freezer baskets.. ...... .14 Removing the door trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Removing the freezer shelf.. ........... .14 Adjusting the d
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 8. Freezer Control adjustments range from A (warmest) to C (coldest). 3. Give the refrigerator time to cool down com- pletely before adding food. This may take several hours. The settings indicated above s
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 Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. in the chart below as a guide. If you have l Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed. questions, call our Consumer Assistance Center number, l-800-253-1 301. RECOMMENDED CONDITION: REASON: CONTROL SElTlNGS: l Door opened often Refrigerator Refrigerator 4 l Large amount of food a
Removing the door trim (dispenser area) (on some models) Remove the trim above the dispenser area for easier cleaning. To remove trim: 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Pull straight up at each end of the trim. To replace trim: 1. Line up each end of the trim above the trim pocket opening in the door liner wall. 2. Push the trim straight down until it stops. 3. Replace items on the shelf. Adjusting the door bins To remove door bins: 1. Lift bin up. 2. Pull bin straight out.
Removing the tall-bottle retainer The tall-bottle retainer fits onto any door bin in your refrigerator. The retainer helps to hold tall-bottles in place when opening and closing the refrigerator door. To remove tail-bottle retainer: 1. Grasp center of retainer. 2. Pull up and off of bin. To replace tall-bottle retainer: 1. Position retainer above desired door bin. 2. Gently push retainer down onto bin. 3. Make sure both side notches sit firmly against bin. Notch Adjusting the refri
Using the egg bin The egg bin has three pieces - the lid, the egg carrier, and the bin. Use the egg bin to hold one, two or three dozen eggs. To hold one dozen eggs: Place a dozen eggs into the egg carrier. Then place the egg carrier into the bin and cover with the lid. To hold two dozen eggs: Place two dozen eggs loose in the bin and cover them with the lii. Use the carrier to transport eggs between bin and your cooking area. To hold three dozen eggs: Place two dozen eggs loose in
Adjusting the crisper humidity control You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper. l The control can be adjusted to any setting between LOW and HIGH. l LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins. l HIGH (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of fresh, leafy vegetables. Removing the meat drawer and cover To remove the meat drawer: 1. Slide the meat drawer straight out to the stop. 2.
Removing the snack bin To remove the snack bin: 1. Slide snack bin straight out to the stop with an even, constant motion. 2. Lii the front. Pull out to the 3. Slide bin out the rest of the way. stop, lift the front 4. Replace in reverse order. and pull again. Adjusting the wine rack To remove the wine rack: 1. Lii front of wine rack. 2. Pull rack off rear support. 3. Replace in reverse order. Removing the freezer baskets Pull out to the stop, lift To remove a basket: the front
Using the THIRSTCRUSHER” dispensing system The ice dispenser Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When you press the Personal injury Hazard dispenser bar, a trapdoor opens in a chute Tumbling ice and pressure can break a between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice fragile glass. Use a sturdy glass when moves from the bin and falls through the dispensing ice or water. chute. When you release the dispenser bar, Failure to do so could result in personal a buzzing
The water dispenser Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. lt holds approximately 1% quarts (1.5 L). When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until you draw and discard 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L). The water you draw and discard rinses the tank and pipes. Allow several hours to chill a new tankful. NOTE: The small tray beneath the dispenser is designed to evaporate small spills. There is no drain in this tray. Do no
Using the automatic ice maker Here are a few things you will want to know UP to stop ke about your automatic ice maker: maker. l The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal am-r. DOWN to make ice automatically. DOWN to t UP to shut off the ice maker. start ke NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is maker. connected to the water supply. instruc- tions for ice maker water supply hook- up are attached to the back of the refrigerator cabinet. l It is normal for ice crescents to be at- tach
Removing the ice maker storage bin Remove, empty and clean the storage bin if: l the ice dispenser has not, or will not, be used for a week or more. l a power failure causes ice in the bin to melt and freeze together. l the ice dispenser is not used regularly. To remove ice bin: 1. Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and slide it to the rear. 2. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF (up) position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no more can be made. 3. Lii the front
Solving common ice maker/dispenser problems PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTIONS ice dispenser l Freezer door open l Close the freezer door. won’t work l Ice bin not properly l Make sure bin is pushed in all the way. installed l Wrong ice in bin l Use only crescents from ke 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 l Ice
Removing the base grille Condenser coils To remove the grille: 1. Cpen 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: Defrost ,,li;; ” L 1. Line up grille support tabs with metal pan clips. support 2. Push firmly to snap into place. r \tebs 3. Close the doors. See cleaning instructions for defrost pan and condenser coils on page 24. Changing the light bulb