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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 immediatel
Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer: Proper Disposal of ■ Take off the doors. Your Old Refrigerator ■ Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. WARNING Suffocation Hazard Remove doors from your old refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage. IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous, even if they will sit for “just a few days.
Door Removal, Leveling and Alignment Gather the required tools and parts and read all instructions before starting installation. Save these instructions for future reference. NOTE: Before moving your product into your home, measure the doorway of your home to see whether you need to remove the refrigerator and freezer doors. If door removal is necessary, see the instructions below. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF or turn cooling off. Unplug refrigerator or discon
11. It may not be necessary to remove the bottom hinges to Remove the Doors move the refrigerator through a doorway. Both bottom hinges have similar construction. ■ If necessary, disassemble the hinges as shown. See Graphic 7. WARNING IMPORTANT: To aid in door alignment and closing, there is a shim located between the hinge and the cabinet. When the hinge is removed, the shim may fall out of place. If this occurs, set the shim aside so it can be put back in place when the hinge is reconn
3. Firmly push the handle toward the door until the handle base Door Alignment is flush against the door. 4. While holding the handle, insert the short end of the hex key A refrigerator that is not level from side-to-side may appear to into the upper hole and slightly rotate the hex key until it is have doors that are not properly aligned. If the doors appear this engaged in the setscrew. way, use the instructions in the previous section to check the leveling. The doors are designed to
Location Requirements Electrical Requirements WARNING WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. gasoline, away from refrigerator. Do not remove ground prong. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. IMPORTANT: This refrigerator is designed for indoor household use only. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, To ensure
Style 1 (Recommended) Water Pressure 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. 2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and enough to clear line of water. 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water 3. Use a quarter-turn shutoff valve or the equivalent, served by a dispenser and ice maker. If you have questions about your water ¹⁄₂" copper household supply line. pressure, call a licensed, qualified plu
4. Determine the length of copper tubing you need. Measure Style 2 from the connection on the lower rear corner of refrigerator to 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. the water pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning. Use ¹⁄₄" 2. Remove and discard the plastic part that is attached to the (6.35 mm) O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure inlet of the water valve. both ends of copper tubing are cut square. 3. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression
Complete the Installation Adjusting the Controls For your convenience, your refrigerator and freezer controls are preset at the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make WARNING sure that both the refrigerator and freezer controls are still set to “4,” the recommended “mid-setting.” IMPORTANT: ■ Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your food may spoil. Electrical Shock Hazard NOTE: Adjusting t
Freezer Control: To store vegetables: ■ Press FREEZER TEMP to view the current set point for the Set the control to VEG to store vegetables at their optimal freezer. storage temperatures. NOTE: If food starts to freeze, move the control to the right (less cold), toward the VEG setting. Remember to wait 24 hours between adjustments. Crisper Humidity Control You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and HIGH. LOW (
To Dispense Water: To Dispense Ice: 1. Press ICE/WATER until “water” is selected, as shown on the 1. Make sure the desired type of ice is selected. display screen. WARNING 2. Press a sturdy glass against the dispenser lever. Hold the glass close to the water dispenser spout to ensure that the water dispenses into the glass. Cut Hazard Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice. Failure to do so can result in cuts. 2. Press a sturdy glass against the dispenser lever. Hold the A glas
2. Replace the storage bin on the door and push down to make The Dispenser Lock sure it is securely in place. The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid unintentional dispensing by small children and pets. NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the refrigerator, to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the controls and dispenser lever. To turn off the ice maker, see “Ice Maker and Storage Bin.” ■ Press and hold LOCK for 3 seconds to l
2. When the door is completely open, pull the filter straight out. 3. Take the new filter out of its packaging and remove the covers from the O-rings. Be sure the O-rings are still in place after the covers are removed. 4. With the arrow pointing to the left (toward the filter cover door’s hinge), align the new filter with the filter housing and slide it into place. The filter cover door will automatically begin to close as the new filter is inserted. 5. Close the filter cover door complete
Moving Lights The interior and dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow changed. these steps to prepare it for the move. ■ If the dispenser lights do not appear to be working as 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: described in “Water and Ice Dispensers” (in the User ■ Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day Instructions, User Guide, or Use & Care Guide) or if the ahead of time. interior lights d
PROBLEM SOLVER First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to possibly avoid the cost of a service call. In the U.S.A., www.whirlpool.com In Canada, www.whirlpool.ca WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong 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. GENERAL OPERATION Possible Cau
GENERAL OPERATION Possible Causes and/or Recommended Solutions Temperature is too warm ■ New installation - Following installation, allow 24 hours for the refrigerator and freezer to cool completely. NOTE: Adjusting the temperature control(s) to the coldest setting will not cool either compartment (refrigerator or freezer) more quickly. ■ Doors are opened often or not closed completely - This allows warm air to enter the refrigerator. Minimize door openings, keep the doors fully closed, and m
DOORS AND LEVELING Possible Causes and/or Recommended Solutions Doors appear to be uneven ■ Doors need to be aligned, or refrigerator needs to be leveled - See the leveling and door alignment instructions. Refrigerator rocks ■ Refrigerator is not level - To stabilize the refrigerator, remove the base grille and lower the and is not stable leveling feet until they touch the floor. See the leveling and door alignment instructions. WARNING Cut Hazard Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice. Failur
ICE AND WATER Possible Causes and/or Recommended Solutions Ice dispenser ■ Doors not closed completely - Make sure both doors are firmly closed. (On some models, only the will not operate freezer door must be closed in order to operate the dispenser.) properly ■ New installation - After connecting the refrigerator to a water source, flush the water system. (See “Water and Ice Dispensers.”) Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production. Discard the first thre
ICE AND WATER Possible Causes and/or Recommended Solutions Water is leaking or NOTE: After dispensing, a few additional drops of water are normal. dripping from the ■ Glass was not held under the dispenser long enough - Hold the glass under the dispenser for dispenser 2 to 3 seconds after releasing the dispenser pad/lever. ■ New installation, or water filter was recently installed or replaced - Air in the water lines causes the water dispenser to drip. Flush the water system to remove the air