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Using The Controls - Whirlpool W10597594C User Instructions

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Using the Controls

The control center is located at the top front of the refrigerator
Temperature Controls
For your convenience, your temperature controls are preset at
the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure the
controls are still set to the recommended set points as shown.
Recommended Settings
The recommended settings should be correct for normal
household refrigerator use. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream
is firm.
When the power is on, the temperature display shows the set
point temperature of the compartment.
Wait 24 hours for your refrigerator to cool completely before
adding food. If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled
completely, your food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the refrigerator and freezer temperature
controls to a colder than recommended setting will not cool
the compartments any faster.
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 before adjusting the controls.
To Turn Your Refrigerator Off/On:
Press the freezer (+) touch pad repeatedly until "OFF" appears
in the freezer display. Allow a few seconds for the refrigerator
to shut off. Neither compartment will cool.
Press either the refrigerator or freezer (-) touch pad to turn
on the refrigerator.
Adjusting Controls
The REFRIGERATOR control adjusts the refrigerator compartment
temperature. The FREEZER control adjusts the freezer
compartment temperature.
If you need to adjust the temperature in either the refrigerator
or freezer compartment, use the settings listed in the chart as
a guide.
To Adjust Set Point Temperatures:
The first touch of the (+) or (-) touch pad displays the current
temperature set point.
Press the (+) or (-) touch pads until the desired temperature
set point is displayed.
NOTE: Except when first turning on the refrigerator, do not
adjust either temperature control more than one setting at a
time. Wait 24 hours between adjustments for the temperature
to stabilize.
FREEZER too warm/too little ice
FREEZER too cold
Additional Control Center Features
Max Ice
The Max Ice feature assists with temporary periods of heavy ice
use by increasing ice production.
Press the Max Ice feature touch pad to set the freezer to the
lowest temperature setting. Press the Max Ice feature touch
pad again to return to the normal freezer set point.
NOTE: The Max Ice feature will automatically shut off in
approximately 24 hours.
Humidity Control
The Humidity Control feature turns on a heater to help reduce
moisture on the door hinge seal. Use in humid environments or
when you notice moisture on the door hinge seal. The refrigerator
uses more energy when Humidity Control is on.
Press Humidity Control when the environment is warm and
more humid, or if you notice moisture on the door hinge seal.
The indicator light will be lit when humidity control is ON.
Press Humidity Control to save energy when the environment
is less humid.
Temp Alarm
The Temp Alarm feature provides temperature information in the
event of a power outage.
Power outage: During a power outage, if the temperatures in the
refrigerator and freezer compartments exceed normal operating
temperatures, the highest temperature reached will be displayed.
1° lower
Control 1° lower
Control 1° higher
Control 1° higher