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A Note To You 2
Parts And Features 4
Before Using Your
Cating For Your
Food Storage Guide 76
If You Need
Or Service 18
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MODELS RT14DK RTl4GD
A Note To You Thank you for buying a Roper@ applliance. You purchased a quality, wofti-c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy m#eny 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. Pleas,e read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provkM with your appliance. Th
Important Safety Instructions 1 To reduce the risk of We, electrkal shock, or injury when using your refrigeratolm8, follow these basic precautions: l Read all insttuctions before using the l Never allow children to operate, play with, refrigerator. cir crawl inside the refrigerator. *Child entrapment and suffocation are .Never clean refrigerator parts with not problems of the past. Junked or f lamrnable fluids. The fumes can create a abandoned refrigerators are still danger- fire hazard
Parts And Features This section contains cadioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and ieatures are located a;ld &ithey kmk like. Automatic ke maker (RTl4DM only - not shown) ke cube ---a- (RTl4DK, RT14GD and RTWiK) Butter Part&l - compartment / freezer shelf Control panel H Adjustable Model and serial 7 wire shelves number label 0 (on 8lde wall) Crisper refrigerator) Model RT14DK shown Control panel Temperatu~ control Ll
Before Using Yc:wr Refrigerator In This Section Pa* I I Cleaning your refrigerator .5 In stalling it properly ........................ .6 ................ Plugging ft In . ..r ................................... 5 Lwellng it .......................................... 6 I I It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. l’his section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it and level it. Cleaning your refrigerator NOTE: Do not remove any permanent
Installing it properly 1. Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between over- head cabinets and refrigerator top. 2. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the refrigerator condenser on the back and the wail. 3. Allow l/i inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 4. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider. 5. Level your refrigerator. Leveling it Your refrigeratorhas 2 front,
Using Your Hefrigerator In This Section Page Page U eing the automatic ke maker . . . . . . . . . . 9 Setting the temperature control . . . . . . . . 7 Changing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Adjusting the refrigerator 8 shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R everslng the door swing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Removing the crispers and 12 Siaving energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the refrigeratlor shelves Adjust refrigerator shefves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove the shelves: 1. Remove items from the shelf. 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. 3. Lii hack of shelf over stop. 4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way. To replace the shelves: 1. Slide hack of shelf into shelf track in wall of cabinet. 2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track 3. Slide shelf in all the way. Removing the crispers alnd cover To remove the crisper
Using the ice cube trays (RTlIDK, RT14GD and RT14HK) If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cokf air starts a slow evaporation. The longer cubes are stored, the smaller they get. To remove ice: 1. Hold tray at both ends. 2. Twist slightly. Using the automatic ice maker (Optional on RT14DK, RTl4GD and RT14HK, factory-installed on RT14DM) If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (Part No. IMKIT), here are a few things you will want to know: l F
Common ice maker problems PROBLEM CAUSE SILUTION Ice crescents l This is normal l ‘They break apart easily. aikched at corners Ice maker l ON/OFF lever in the l INK ON/OFF lever to the ON (down) won’t OFF (up) position 1 K>sition. make ice l Ice maker will not operate until freezer is l Freezer not cold enough c:old enough to make ice. This could take (bvemight. Off-taste or l Ice attracts airborne l [Jump old ice and make a new supply. odor in ke ocbrs; old ice ! itore excess ice
Changing the light bulb Electrical Shock Hazard Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electrfcity leading to the refrigerator at the main power supply. Turning the Temperature Control to the OFF position does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power suppty. Failure to do so could result in electri- cal shock or personal injury. To change the refrigerator light: 1. Disconnect refrigerator from power 2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
Saving energy l Go ahead and till up the refrigerator, but You can help your refrigerator use less electriiity. don’t overcrowd it so air movement is l Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level blocked. the cabinet to be sure of a good seal. l It is a waste of electricii to set the refrig- l Clean the condenser coils regularly. erator temperature colder than it needs to l Cpen the door as few times as possible. be. lf ice cream is firm in the freezer and Think about what you need be
Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section PW PWP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Power interruptions Cleaning your refrigerator can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Vacation and moving Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of clependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to help extend its product life, This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, mov
PART WHAT TO USE HO’W TO CLEAN l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Door liners Sponge, soft cloth and gaskets or paper towel with DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen- mild detergent and tratad detergents, bleaches or cleaners warm water coMainlng petroleum on plastk parts. l W’ash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge (covers and or soft, clean cloth DO NOT USE paper towels, window with mild detergent paneW spr mys, scouring cleansers or flammable and warm water
Moving Long vacations If you will be gone a month or more: When you are moving the refrigerator to a nl3w home: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 1 ,, If your refrigerator has an automatic ice 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: maker: l Turn off the water supply to the ice .Tum off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of maker at least one day ahead of time. time. @When the fast load of ice drops, turn off l Disconnect the water line.
Food Storage Guide There is a correct way to package and store refrigeriated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps, Storing fresh food Wrap up or store food placed in the refrig- Cheese erator in airtight and moisture-proof material. Stc:#re in the original wrapping until you are This prevents food odor and taste transfer resdy to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly throughout the refrigerator. For dated in l4astic wrap or aluminu
I Storing frozen food Fmezing The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing Do r lot expect your freezer to quick-freeze food at home. any large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will NOTE: For further information about prepar- freexe within 24 hours (no more than 2 to ing food for freezing or food storage times, 8 pcunds of food per cubic foot of freezer coritact your local Cooperative Extension spac:e). Le
If You Need Assistance Or Service Performance problems often result from little things pu can fii without tools. Please read below I jefore calling for service on your through “1. Before calling for assistance . . .I’ appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance . . . Listed in this chart are the most common problems 4 ansumers run into with their appliances. Please read through this and see if it can solve yout problem. r PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Your refrigerator Is the power supp
2. If you need assistance* . . . 4. IH you need FSP replace- ment parts . . . Cell our tolbfme telephons number. Did free from anywhere in the U.S.& FSF’ is a registered trademark of Whirlpool 1 -ROPER Corporation for qualii parts. Look for this (1-000-447~737) symbol of quality whenever you need a and talk with one of our trained consultants. rep18acement part for your RopeP appliance. The consultant can instruct you in how to FSP replacement parts will fii right and work obtain sat
ROPER” Refrigerator Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WEWILLPAYFOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY FSP@ replacemel’tt parts and repair labor to correct (from date of purchase) defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an ainhorized Roper service company. FSP replacemenl parts and repair labor for the sealed FULL FtVE-YEAR WARRANTY (from date of purchase) refrigeration systl:,m (compressor, evaporator, condenser, drier or connectirig tubing) which we find to be defective in ma