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REFRIGERATOR USER INSTRUCTIONS
THANK YOU for purchasing this high-quality product. If you should experience a problem not covered in TROUBLESHOOTING,
please visit our website at www.whirlpool.com for additional information. If you still need assistance, call us at 1-800-253-1301.
In Canada, visit our website at www.whirlpool.ca or call us at 1-800-807-6777.
You will need your model and serial number, located on the inside wall of the refrigerator compartment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions: ■ Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. ■ Use nonflammable cleaner. ■ Do not remove ground prong. ■ Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. ■ Do not use an adapter. ■ Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. ■ Do not use an extension cord. ■ Disconnect power before installing ice maker (
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. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. TOOLS NE
NOTE: This may require two people - one to lift the door and Remove the Doors another to feed the water tubing and wiring through the hinge. Be sure the hole in the hinge is clear of obstructions, then gently pull one water tube through the hinge. (Avoid kinking the tube.) Next, gently pull the other water tube through the WARNING hinge, again avoiding kinks. Finally, gently pull the wiring bundle (including the grommet and wiring plugs) through the hinge. IMPORTANT: Rest the door on its
5. Reconnect water tubing and wiring. Door Alignment IMPORTANT: Do not intertwine the water tubing and wiring bundles when reconnecting them. A refrigerator that is not level from side-to-side may appear to ■ Push the larger ⁵⁄₁₆" (7.94 mm) water tube into the blue have doors that are not properly aligned. If the doors appear this fitting until it stops, then push the smaller ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) way, use the instructions in the previous section to check the water tube into the green fitting unt
4. While holding the handle, insert the short end of the hex key into the upper hole and slightly rotate the hex key until it is engaged in the setscrew. 3. Repeat the previous steps to install the refrigerator door handle. 4. Save all instructions. 5. Using a clockwise motion, tighten the setscrew until it begins To Remove the Handles: to contact the shoulder screw. 1. Lift the handle directly upward, and pull it off of the door. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to begin fastening the lower setscr
NOTES: ■ This refrigerator is intended for use in a location where the Water Supply Requirements temperature ranges from a minimum of 55°F (13°C) to a Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. maximum of 110°F (43°C). The preferred room temperature Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed range for optimum performance, which reduces electricity here. usage and provides superior cooling, is between 60°F (15°C) TOOLS NEEDED: and 90°F (32°C).
Connect Water Supply Read all directions before you begin. 5. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and turn on main water supply to flush out tubing until water is IMPORTANT: clear. Turn off shutoff valve on the water pipe. ■ Plumbing shall be installed in accordance with the NOTE: Always drain the water line before making the final International Plumbing Code and any local codes and connection to the inlet of the water valve, to avoid possible ordinances. water valve
7. On some models, the ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your water conditions require a second water Install Air Filter strainer, install it in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest (on some models) appliance dealer. On some models, your refrigerator's accessory packet includes an air filter, which must be installed prior to use. On some models, Style 3 the air filter is already installed at the factory. 1
4. On models with notches: 1. Remove the Produce Preserver pouches from their packaging. ■ Slide the indicator down into the notches, facing outward. NOTE: The indicator will not easily slide into the notches if the rear bubble has not been popped. ■ Close the air filter door, and check that the indicator is visible through the rectangular hole in the door. On models without notches: ■ Store the indicator in a visible place you will easily CAUTION ATTENTION remember - either inside the refrig
REFRIGERATOR USE Using the Controls The refrigerator and freezer controls are located on the dispenser panel. IMPORTANT: The display screen on the dispenser control panel will turn off automatically and enter “sleep” mode when the control buttons and dispenser pads have not been used for 2 minutes or more. While in “sleep” mode, the first press of a control button will only reactivate the display screen, without changing any settings. After reactivation, changes to any settings can then b
Additional Features Convertible Drawer Temperature Control (on some models) Fast Ice The Fast Ice feature assists with temporary periods of heavy ice The control can be adjusted to properly chill meats or vegetables. use by increasing ice production over a 24-hour period. The air inside the pan is cooled to avoid “spot” freezing and can be set to keep meats at the National Livestock and Meat Board IMPORTANT: This feature only works if the ice maker is turned recommended storage temperatures
NOTES: To Dispense Ice: 1. Make sure the desired type of ice is selected. To switch ■ The dispensing system will not operate when the freezer door is open. between cubed and crushed, press ICE TYPE. ■ Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill water. WARNING ■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced. Wait 72 hours for full ice production. ■ The display screen on the dispenser control panel will turn off automatical
Ice Maker and Storage Bin (on some models) ■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the NOTE: It is not necessary to turn the ice maker control to the first three batches of ice produced. OFF (right) position when removing the storage bin. The sensor cover (“flipper door”), located on the right wall of the ■ The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the freezer door, stops the ice maker from producing ice if the water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid
Changing the Water Filter Water Filtration System Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts. Water Filter Status Light 1. Locate the water filter in the top-right corner of the refrigerator The water filter status light will help you know when to change compartment. your water filter. 2. Lift
TROUBLESHOOTING 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 Refrigerator Operation The refrigerator will not operate The refrigerator is noisy Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new WARNING refrigerator that you did not notice from your old
The lights do not work The ice cubes are hollow or small ■ Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure. “Changing the Light Bulbs.” ■ Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff valve fully open. ■ Is the dispenser light set to OFF? On some models, the dispenser light will operate only when a dispenser lever/pad is ■ Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce pressed. If you want the dispenser ligh
■ Has the dispenser arm been held in too long? Ice will stop dispensing when the arm is held in too long. Wait 3 minutes for dispenser motor to reset before using again. ACCESSORIES To order replacement filters, call 1-800-442-9991 and ask for the The water dispenser will not operate properly part number listed below or contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. ■ Freezer door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish:
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.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY LIMITED WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designa