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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 Controls Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the WARNING refrigerator. The settings indicated in the previous section should be correct for normal household refrigerator usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm. ■ Turn the control right (clockwise) to make the compartment colder. ■ Turn the control le
To Dispense Ice: The Water Dispenser 1. Press the button to select the desired type of ice. IMPORTANT: WARNING ■ Dispense at least 1 qt (1 L) of water every week to maintain a fresh supply. ■ If the flow of water from the dispenser decreases, it could be caused by low water pressure. ■ With the water filter removed, dispense 1 cup (237 mL) of water. If 1 cup of water is dispensed in 8 seconds or less, the water pressure to the refrigerator meets the minimum Cut Hazard requirement. Use a st
The Dispenser Lock Removing and Replacing the Ice Storage Bin The dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to avoid 1. Lift and hold open the ice maker door. unintentional dispensing by small children and pets. 2. Lift the wire shutoff arm so it clicks into the OFF (up) position. NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the Release the ice maker door. refrigerator, to the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply 3. Lift up the front of the storage bin and pull it out.
Non-Indicator Water Filter (on some models) REFRIGERATOR CARE If your refrigerator does not have the water filter status light, you should change the water filter cartridge at least every 6 months depending on your water quality and usage. If the water flow to Cleaning the water dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably before 6 months have passed, replace the water filter more often. WARNING Changing the Water Filter Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. A Failure to do so can re
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
WARNING Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. DOORS AND LEVELING Possible Causes and/or Recommended Solutions Doors are difficult to open ■ Gaskets are dirty or sticky - Clean the gaskets and contact surfaces with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Doors will not ■ Door is blocked open - Move food packages away from the door. Make sure all bins and close completely shelves are in their correct positions. Mak
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
PERFORMANCE DATA SHEET Water Filtration System Model P5WB2L/P4RFWB Capacity 200 Gallons (757 Liters) System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of Chlorine Taste and Odor, and Particulate Class I*; and against NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for the reduction of Live Cysts, Asbestos, Lead, Lindane, Toxaphene, Atrazine, and 2,4 - D. This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of the substances listed below.