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REFRIGERATOR USE & CARE GUIDE MANUAL DE USO Y CUIDADO DEL REFRIGERADOR GUIDE D’UTILISATION ET D’ENTRETIEN DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR

Assistance or Service If you need assistance or service. first see the “Troubleshooting” section. Additional help is available by calling the Estate Customer eXperience Center at 1-800-253-1301 from anywhere in the U.S.A. or write: Estate Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor. MI 49022-2692 Information may also be obtained by visiting our website at www.estateappliances.com.

In Canada. for assistance. installation or service call.

1-800-807-6777. or write: Whirlpool Canada LP Customer Interaction Centre 1901 Minnesota Court Mississauga. Ontario L5N 3A7 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.

Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service.

Write down the following information about your appliance to help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label. located on the inside wall of the refrigerator compartment.

Dealer name

Serial number

Address

Phone number

Model number

Purchase date

Table of Contents / Índice / Table des matières

ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE. 1 REFRIGERATOR SAFETY. 2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. 3 REFRIGERATOR USE. 9 REFRIGERATOR CARE 10 TROUBLESHOOTING 11 WARRANTY. 13

AYUDA O SERVICIO TÉCNICO .. 14

SEGURIDAD DEL REFRIGERADOR 14 INSTRUCCIONES DE INSTALACIÓN. 15 USO DE SU REFRIGERADOR. 22 CUIDADO DE SU REFRIGERADOR. 23 SOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS .. 24 GARANTÍA 26

ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE .. 27

SÉCURITÉ DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR. 27 INSTRUCTIONS D'INSTALLATION .. 28 UTILISATION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR .. 36 ENTRETIEN DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR. 37 DÉPANNAGE .. 38 GARANTIE 40

REFRIGERATOR SAFETY

Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator

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.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator. please follow these instructions to help prevent accidents.

Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer:

Take off the doors.

Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is. tell you how to reduce the chance of injury. and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

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:

DANGER

WARNING

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

To reduce the risk of fire. electric shock. or injury to persons when using the refrigerator. follow basic precautions. including the following: WARNING:

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

■ Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

■ Do not remove ground prong.

■ Do not use an adapter.

■ Do not use an extension cord.

■ Disconnect power before servicing.

■ Replace all parts and panels before operating.

■ Remove doors from your old refrigerator.

■ Use nonflammable cleaner.

■ Keep flammable materials and vapors. such as gasoline. away from refrigerator.

■ Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

■ Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker kit ready models only).

WARNING

Suffocation Hazard

Remove doors from your old refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Unpack the Refrigerator

Remove the Packaging

Do not use sharp instruments. rubbing alcohol. flammable fluids. or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For more information. see “Refrigerator Safety.” IMPORTANT: Do not remove the white foam air return insert from behind the control panel on the ceiling of the refrigerator. If the insert is removed. ice may migrate down from the freezer and cause icicles to form.

Clean Before Using

After you remove all of the package materials. clean the inside of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in “Refrigerator Care.”

Location Requirements

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator. allow for a ¹⁄₂" (12.70 mm) space on each side. Allow 3" (7.5 cm) of space between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top. Allow at least 1" (25.40 mm) between back of cabinet and the wall. If your refrigerator has an ice maker. make sure you leave some extra space at the back for the water line connections.

If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall. leave 2" (5.08 cm) minimum on the hinge side (depending on your model) to allow for the door to swing open.

Level the refrigerator. See “Adjust the Doors.”

NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator near an oven. radiator. or other heat source. Do not install in a location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C).

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

When Moving Your Refrigerator:

Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for cleaning or service. be sure to protect the floor.

Always pull the refrigerator straight out when moving it.

Do not wiggle or “walk” the refrigerator when trying to move it. as floor damage could occur.

Important information to know about glass shelves and covers: Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to sudden temperature changes or impact. such as bumping.

For your protection. tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small. pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers are heavy. Use special care when removing them to avoid impact from dropping.

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors. such as gasoline. away from refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death. explosion. or fire.

3" (7.5 cm)

2" (5.08 cm)

Electrical Requirements

Before you move your refrigerator into its final location. it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.

Recommended Grounding Method A 115 Volt. 60 Hz. AC only. 15- or 20-amp fused. grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.

NOTE: Before performing any type of installation. cleaning. or removing a light bulb. turn the control (Thermostat. Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on the model) to OFF and then disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical source. When you are finished. reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source and reset the control (Thermostat. Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on the model) to the desired setting. See “Using the Controls.”

Water Supply Requirements

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.

Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.

IMPORTANT:

If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is connected. turn the ice maker OFF.

All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.

Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing only in areas where the household temperatures will remain above freezing.

TOOLS NEEDED: Flat-blade screwdriver. ⁷⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₂" open-end wrenches or two adjustable wrenches. ¹⁄₄" nut driver and drill bit. cordless drill.

NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) saddle-type shutoff 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 ³⁄₁₆" (4.76 mm) saddle valve which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.

Water Pressure

A cold water supply with water pressure of between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate ice maker. If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

Reverse Osmosis Water Supply IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out of a reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the refrigerator needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827 kPa).

If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your cold water supply. the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).

If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):

Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.

Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill after heavy usage.

If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

Connect the Water Supply (on some models)

Read all directions before you begin.

IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is connected. turn the ice maker OFF.

Connect to Water Line

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long enough to clear line of water.

Locate a ¹⁄₂" to 1¹⁄₄" (1.27 cm to 3.18 cm) vertical cold water pipe near the refrigerator.

IMPORTANT:

Make sure it is a cold water pipe.

Horizontal pipe will work. but drill on the top side of the pipe. not the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill and normal sediment from collecting in the valve.

Determine the length of copper tubing you will need. Measure from the connection on lower left rear of refrigerator to the water pipe. Add 7 ft (2.1 m) to allow for cleaning. Use ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure both ends of copper tubing are cut square.

Using a grounded drill. drill a ¹⁄₄" hole in the cold water pipe you have selected.

Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the ¹⁄₄" drilled hole in the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp.

Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp screws slowly and evenly so washer makes a watertight seal. Do not overtighten or you may crush the copper tubing.

Slip the compression sleeve and compression nut on the copper tubing as shown. Insert the end of the tubing into the outlet end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not overtighten.

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.

WARNING

A. Cold water pipe B. Pipe clamp C. Copper tubing D. Compression nut

E. Compression sleeve F. Shutoff valve G. Packing nut

Place the free end of the tubing in a container or sink. and turn ON the main water supply. Flush the tubing until water is clear.

Turn OFF the shutoff valve on the water pipe. Coil the copper tubing.

Connect to Refrigerator

NOTE: On kit models. assemble water valve to refrigerator per kit instructions.

Style 1

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten.

Use the tube clamp on the back of the refrigerator to secure the tubing to the refrigerator as shown. This will help avoid damage to the tubing when the refrigerator is pushed back against the wall.

Turn shutoff valve ON.

Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.

The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your water conditions require a second water strainer. install it in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.

Style 2

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and insert the copper tubing through the clamp as shown.

Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown.

Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten. Reattach the tube clamp and tube to the back of the cabinet.

Turn shutoff valve ON. Check for leaks. Tighten any connections (including connections at the valve) or nuts that leak.

The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your water conditions require a second water strainer. install it in the ¹⁄₄" (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer.

Complete the Installation

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

NOTE: Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced. Allow 3 days to completely fill ice container.

Refrigerator Doors

TOOLS NEEDED: ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head socket wrench. #2 Phillips screwdriver. flat-blade screwdriver. ⁵⁄₁₆" open-end wrench. flat 2" putty knife.

IMPORTANT:

Before you begin. turn the refrigerator control OFF. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Remove food and adjustable door or utility bins from doors.

If you are only removing and replacing the doors. see the “Remove Doors and Hinges” and “Replace Doors and Hinges” sections.

Depending on your model. you may have standard (Style 1) or contoured (Style 2) doors. If you are also going to reverse the door swing. follow the instructions for the appropriate door style.

Remove Doors and Hinges

⁵⁄₁₆" Hex-Head Hinge Screw

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Close the refrigerator door and keep both doors closed until you are ready to lift them free from the cabinet.

NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold the doors in place while you are working.

Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge graphic. Lift the freezer door free from the cabinet.

Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the Center Hinge graphic. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.

Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in the Bottom Hinge graphic.

A. Tube clamp B. Copper tubing C. Compression nut D. Valve inlet

A. Tube clamp B. Copper tubing C. Compression nut

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.

WARNING

Reverse Doors (optional)

IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your doors so that they open in the opposite direction. follow these steps. If you are not reversing the doors. see “Replace Doors and Hinges.”

Style 1 - Standard Graphics follow these instructions.

Cabinet

Remove ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head hinge screws from handle side and move them to opposite side. See Graphic 1-1.

Remove cabinet hinge hole plugs from cabinet top and move them to opposite side hinge holes as shown.

See Graphic 1-2.

Freezer door

Remove freezer handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts together. See Graphic 2.

Remove door hinge hole plug. Move to opposite side as shown. See Graphic 3.

Remove door handle sealing screws. Move to opposite side of freezer door as shown. See Graphic 4.

Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of freezer door as shown. See Graphic 5.

Position freezer handle on opposite side of freezer door.

Assemble handle on door as shown. See Graphic 2.

Tighten all screws. Set aside door until hinges and refrigerator compartment door are in place.

Refrigerator door

Remove the screw cover. See Graphic 6.

Remove refrigerator handle assembly as shown. Keep all parts together. See Graphic 6.

Remove door hinge hole plug from refrigerator door. Move to opposite side hinge hole as shown. See Graphic 3.

Remove door handle sealing screws. Move to opposite side of refrigerator door as shown. See Graphic 4.

Remove door handle seal screw front. Move to opposite side of refrigerator door as shown. See Graphic 7.

Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of refrigerator door as shown. See Graphic 5.

Position refrigerator handle on opposite side of the refrigerator door as shown. See Graphic 6. Drive top two screws in handle first. Align lower portion of handle and drive bottom screw.

Replace screw cover. See Graphic 6.

Tighten all screws. Set aside refrigerator door until bottom hinge is installed on refrigerator.

Style 2 - Contoured Graphics follow these instructions.

Cabinet

Remove ⁵⁄₁₆" hex-head hinge screws from handle side and move them to opposite side. See Graphic 1-1.

Remove cabinet hinge hole plugs from the cabinet top and move them to opposite side hinge holes as shown. See Graphic 1-2.

Doors

Remove door hinge hole plug from top of freezer door. Move to opposite side as shown. See Graphic 2.

Remove door stop from both the freezer and refrigerator doors and move to the other side. See Graphic 3.

Replace Doors and Hinges

NOTE: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.

Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown. Tighten screws. Replace the refrigerator door.

NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold the doors in place while you are working.

Assemble the parts for the center hinge as shown and tighten all screws. See Center Hinge graphic. Replace the freezer door.

Assemble the parts for the top hinge as shown. See Top Hinge graphic. Do not tighten screws completely.

Line up the doors so that the bottom of the freezer door aligns evenly with the top of the refrigerator door. Tighten all screws.

Final Steps

Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are in place. Reinstall top hinge cover. See Top Hinge graphic.

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Reset the controls. See “Using the Controls.”

Return all removable door parts to doors and food to refrigerator.

Door Stop Screw

Door Handle Sealing Screw

Flat-Head Handle Screw

Door Handle Seal Screw Front

Door Hinge Hole Plug

Cabinet Hinge Hole Plug

Door Handle Screw Cover

Round-Head Handle Screw

Door Handle Screw Hole Plug Round-Head Handle Screw

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.

WARNING

Adjust the Doors

Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers – one on the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the doors to close easier. adjust the refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below.

Depending on your model. your refrigerator may have leveling legs (Style 1) or leveling screws (Style 2). They are part of the front roller assemblies which are found at the base of the refrigerator on either side.

Turn the leveling legs or leveling screws to the right to raise that side of the refrigerator or to the left to lower that side. It may take several turns to adjust the tilt of the refrigerator.

NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws and rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.

Open both doors again and be sure that they close as easily as you like. If not. tilt the refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning both leveling screws to the right. It may take several more turns. and you should turn both leveling screws the same amount.

Style 1

Style 2

Using a level. be sure that the refrigerator is still level side to side. Readjust if necessary.

REFRIGERATOR USE

Using the Control

The temperature control is located at the top of the refrigerator compartment. It controls the temperature in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments.

For your convenience. the Temperature Control is preset at the factory. When you first install your refrigerator. make sure that the control is still preset to the mid-setting as shown.

NOTE: To turn your refrigerator off. turn the refrigerator control to the word OFF or until the word OFF appears. Your product will not cool when the refrigerator control is set to OFF.

IMPORTANT:

Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator.

If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely. your food may spoil. Adjusting the Refrigerator and Freezer Controls to a higher (colder) than recommended setting will not cool the compartments any faster.

Adjusting Controls

The mid-setting indicated in the previous section should be correct for normal household usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.

If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or freezer. first check the air vents to be sure they are not blocked.

If you need to adjust temperatures. use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments and then recheck the temperatures.

CONDITION/REASON: ADJUSTMENT:

REFRIGERATOR section too warm Door opened often. large amount of food added or room temperature very warm

Adjust REFRIGERATOR or TEMPERATURE Control one setting higher

FREEZER section too warm/ice not made fast enough Door opened often. or large amount of food added or very cold room temperature (can’t cycle often enough) Heavy ice usage

Adjust FREEZER or TEMPERATURE Control one setting higher

REFRIGERATOR section too cold Controls not set correctly for your conditions

Adjust REFRIGERATOR or TEMPERATURE Control one setting lower

FREEZER section too cold Controls not set correctly for your conditions

Adjust FREEZER or TEMPERATURE Control one setting lower

Ice Maker

Turning the Ice Maker On/Off

To turn the ice maker ON. simply lower the wire shutoff arm.

To manually turn the ice maker OFF. lift the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position and listen for the click.

NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is made. the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes will raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position. Do not force the wire shutoff arm up or down.

Ice Production Rate

Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced.

The ice maker should produce approximately 8 to 12 batches of ice in a 24-hour period.

To increase ice production. lower the freezer and refrigerator temperature. See “Using the Controls.” Wait 24 hours between adjustments.

For maximum ice production (on some models). push the switch to ICE PLUS. The ice maker should produce 16 to 20 batches of ice in a 24-hour period in the Ice Plus mode.

Remember

The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided. make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained.

Do not use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bin. This can cause damage to the ice container and the dispenser mechanism.

Do not store anything on top of or in the ice maker or ice bin.

REFRIGERATOR CARE

Cleaning

Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.

However. clean both sections about once a month to avoid buildup of odors. Wipe up spills immediately.

IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections. any odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor transfer and drying out of food. wrap or cover foods tightly.

To Clean Your Refrigerator: NOTE: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays. scouring cleansers. flammable fluids. cleaning waxes. concentrated detergents. bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts. interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels. scouring pads. or other harsh cleaning tools.

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Hand wash. rinse. and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.

Wash painted metal exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Changing the Light Bulb

NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size. shape. and wattage.

Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

Reach behind the control panel and unscrew the bulb.

Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.

Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Use nonflammable cleaner.

Failure to do so can result in death. explosion. or fire.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.

Refrigerator Operation

The refrigerator will not operate

Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is working.

Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues. call an electrician.

Are controls on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.

See “Using the Controls.”

New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the refrigerator to cool completely.

NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting will not cool either compartment more quickly.

The motor seems to run too much

Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its high-efficiency compressor and fans. The unit may run even longer if the room is warm. a large food load is added. doors are opened often. or if the doors have been left open.

The refrigerator seems noisy

Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this reduction. you may hear intermittent noises from your new refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are listed some normal sounds with explanations.

Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker.

Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize performance.

Hissing/Rattling - flow of refrigerant. movement of water lines. or from items placed on top of the refrigerator.

Sizzling/Gurgling - water dripping on the heater during defrost cycle.

Popping - contraction/expansion of inside walls. especially during initial cool-down.

Water running - may be heard when water melts during the defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan.

Creaking/Cracking - occurs as ice is being ejected from the ice maker mold.

The doors will not close completely

Door blocked open? Move food packages away from door.

Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct position.

Crisper cover in the way? Make sure the crisper cover is pushed in fully. so that the back rests on the supports.

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.

WARNING

The doors are difficult to open

Gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and contact surfaces with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.

The lights do not work

Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See “Changing the Light Bulbs.”

Temperature and Moisture

Temperature is too warm

New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the refrigerator to cool completely.

Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows warm air to enter refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully closed.

Large load of food added? Allow several hours for refrigerator to return to normal temperature.

Controls set correctly for the surrounding conditions?

Adjust the controls a setting colder. Check temperature in 24 hours. See “Using the Controls.”

There is interior moisture buildup

NOTE: Some moisture buildup is normal.

Humid room? Contributes to moisture buildup.

Door(s) opened often or left open? Allows humid air to enter refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep doors fully closed.

Ice and Water

The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice

Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open.

Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line.

Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch (depending on model) is in the ON position.

New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production.

Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.

Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?

Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil.

Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.

See “Water Supply Requirements.”

The ice cubes are hollow or small

NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure.

Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff valve fully open.

Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line.

Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.

See “Water Supply Requirements.”

Questions remain regarding water pressure? Call a licensed. qualified plumber.

Off-taste. odor or gray color in the ice

New plumbing connections? New plumbing connections can cause discolored or off-flavored ice.

Ice stored too long? Discard ice. Wash ice bin. Allow 24 hours for ice maker to make new ice.

Odor transfer from food? Use airtight. moisture proof packaging to store food.

Are there minerals (such as sulfur) in the water? A water filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals.

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Use nonflammable cleaner.

Failure to do so can result in death. explosion. or fire.

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. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.

This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Outside the 50 United States and Canada. this limited warranty does not apply. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain service under this limited warranty.

ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY This limited warranty does not cover:

Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance. to instruct you on how to use your major appliance. to replace or repair house fuses. or to correct house wiring or plumbing.

Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs. air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage.

Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal. single-family household use or when it is used in a manner that is contrary to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.

Damage resulting from accident. alteration. misuse. abuse. fire. flood. acts of God. improper installation. installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes. or use of consumables or cleaning products not approved by Whirlpool.

Cosmetic damage. including scratches. dents. chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance. unless such damage results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Whirlpool within 30 days from the date of purchase.

Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.

Costs associated with the removal from your home of your major appliance for repairs. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home and only in-home service is covered by this warranty.

Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.

Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an authorized Whirlpool servicer is not available.

10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.

11. Major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed. altered or cannot be easily determined. This warranty is void if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed from your major appliance.

The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be borne by the customer.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES. INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS. SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.

If outside the 50 United States and Canada. contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.

If you need service. first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting. you may find additional help by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A. call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada. call 1-800-807-6777.

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