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Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance,
parts accessories or service, call: 1-800-44-ROPER (1-800-447-6737).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE DES MATIÈRES REFRIGERATOR SAFETY.......................................................... 3 SÉCURITÉ DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ........................................... 21 INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR..........................................4 INSTALLATION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR ......................................22 Unpacking Your Refrigerator .......................................................4 Déballage de votre réfrigérateur ................................................
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
■ Depending on your model, do not remove the white Styrofoam insert that is located behind the control panel on the ceiling of the refrigerator. The insert is part of the INSTALLING YOUR refrigerator and not part of the packing material. If the insert is removed, ice may migrate down from the freezer and cause REFRIGERATOR icicles to form. When Moving Your Refrigerator: Unpacking Your Refrigerator Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to
Tools required: ■ Standard screwdriver Electrical Requirements ■ M\zn in. and Z\x in. open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches WARNING ■ Z\v in. nut driver ■ Z\v in. drill bit ■ Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded) NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a Z\v in. (6.35 mm) saddle-type shut-off valve, a union, and copper tubing. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve complies with your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing- type or C\zn in. (4.
7. Slip compression sleeve and compression nut on copper tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet end squarely Base Grille as far as it will go. Screw compression nut onto outlet end To remove the base grille: with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten. 1. Open the refrigerator door. 8. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink, and turn ON main water supply and flush out tubing until water is 2. Grasp the grille with both hands. clear. Turn OFF shut-off valve on t
Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (optional) and Replacing TOOLS NEEDED: B\zn in. hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, B\zn in. open-end wrench, flat 2 in. putty knife. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors. Door Removal & Door Swing Reversal (optional) Replacement 1-2 2 Base Grille 1 1 1. Cabinet Hinge Hole Plugs 2 3 1-1
Door and hinge removal Refrigerator door 1. Remove refrigerator handle bottom trim. For Style 1, remove the handle screw cover (see Graphic 6-1). For Style 2, slide trim down as shown (see Graphic 6-2). B\zn” Hex Head Hinge Screw 2. Remove refrigerator handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts together (see Graphic 6-3). 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. 3. Remove door hinge hole plug from refrigerator door. Move to 2. Open refrigerator door and remove base grille from the opposite
3. Use a screwdriver to adjust the leveling screws. Turn the ■ You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the air leveling screw to the right to raise that side of the refrigerator through the refrigerator and freezer compartments. or turn the leveling screw to the left to lower that side. It may ■ As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to take several turns of the leveling screws to adjust the tilt of the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator. the refrigerator. ■ C
Setting the Control(s) Adjusting Control Settings For your convenience, the refrigerator controls are preset at Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding the factory. Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are located food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the in the top of the refrigerator section. refrigerator. The “mid-settings” indicated in the previous section should be correct for normal household refrigerator usage. The When you first inst
3. Replace the shelf by guiding it back into the slots on the RECOMMENDED frame and pushing the shelf in past the stop. CONDITION/REASON: ADJUSTMENT: Shelves and Shelf Frames REFRIGERATOR section Turn To remove and replace a shelf/frame: too cold REFRIGERATOR 1. Remove the shelf/frame by tilting it up at the front and lifting it Control or ■ Controls not set correctly for your out of the shelf supports. TEMPERATURE conditions Control to next 2. Replace the shelf/frame by guiding the rea
NOTE: Make sure that both of the rear shelf slides are securely in the track before letting go of the shelf. The lateral shelf may be Chilled Meat Drawer difficult to install if the track is placed too close to the refrigerator ceiling. Reposition the track on a lower rung until the shelf can be (on some models) tilted enough to easily slide into the track. To adjust the meat drawer temperature: 1. Hold the shelf at the front and tip the front at a 45° angle to ■ Slide the meat drawer tempe
3. Lift the cover frame up and remove it. Utility or Egg Bin (on some models -Accessory) Remove the cover and place the eggs in the egg tray. If you prefer, you can remove the egg tray and place the entire carton of eggs in the bin. Replace the cover. NOTE: Eggs should be stored in a covered container. If your model does not have an egg bin or covered utility bin, store To replace crisper(s) cover: eggs in their original container on an interior shelf. NOTE: Before reinstalling the cover,
NOTE: The ice maker will not make ice until the freezer is cold 4. Lower shelf into place. enough. Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced. To turn the ice maker off: ■ Automatic turn off: As ice is made, the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin, and the ice cubes will raise the wire shut-off arm to the OFF (arm up) position. ■ Manual turn off: Lift the wire shut-off arm to the OFF (arm up) NOTE: The shelf should lower slightly an
Can Rack DOOR FEATURES (on some models - Accessory) To remove and replace the rack: Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled 1. Remove the rack by lifting it up and pulling straight out. with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. 2. Replace the rack by holding it above the desired support and If you are interested in purchasing one of the accessories, please pushing the rack back
Style 2 - Condenser coils in back of the refrigerator: ■ Pull refrigerator out away from the wall (see the CARING FOR YOUR “Unpacking Your Refrigerator” section). ■ Vacuum coils when they are dusty or dirty. REFRIGERATOR ■ Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1 in. (2.5 cm) between the cabinet back and the wall. ■ Check to see if the refrigerator is level. Cleaning Your Refrigerator 6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power. Changing the Light Bulbs NOTE: Not all appliance
Vacation and Moving Care TROUBLESHOOTING Vacations If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you’re away, Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the use these steps to prepare your refrigerator before you leave. cost of an unnecessary service call. 1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Your refrigerator will not operate ■ Raise wire shut-off arm to OFF (up) position or move the ■ Is the power supply cord
■■■■ Is the control set correctly for the surrounding Off-taste or odor in the ice conditions? Refer to the “Setting the Control(s)” section. ■ Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or ■■■■ Are the doors closed completely? off-flavored ice? Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the way, see Discard the first few batches of ice. “The doors will not close completely” later in this section. ■ Have the ice cubes been stored for too long? ■■■■ Are the condenser coils
■ Is the control set correctly for the surrounding conditions? In the U.S.A. Refer to the “Setting the Control(s)” section. Call the Consumer Assistance Center toll free at 1-800-44- ■ Was a self-defrost cycle completed? ROPER (1-800-447-6737). Our consultants provide assistance It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after the with: refrigerator self-defrosts. ■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances. ■ Installation information. The doors are difficult to open
® ROPER 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 FSP replacement parts and repair labor costs 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 For five years f