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Changing The Light Bulb; Vacation And Moving Care - Whirlpool W10597594C User Instructions

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3. Clean the exterior surfaces.
Painted metal: Wash painted metal exteriors with a clean,
soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent in warm water.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry immediately
to avoid water spots.
Stainless steel: Wash stainless steel surfaces with a clean,
soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent in warm water.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry immediately
to avoid water spots.
NOTE: When cleaning stainless steel, always wipe in the
direction of the grain to avoid cross-grain scratching.
4. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
home operating environments. If the environment is
particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic
in the home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to
3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
Remove the base grille.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
Replace the base grille when finished.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Changing the Light Bulb

IMPORTANT: The light bulbs in both the refrigerator and freezer
compartments of your new refrigerator use LED technology. If the
lights do not illuminate when the refrigerator and/or freezer door is
opened, call for assistance or service. See "Warranty" for phone
numbers.
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield (on some models).
Top of the refrigerator compartment - Slide the light shield
toward the back of the compartment to release it from the
light assembly.
3. Replace the burned-out LED bulb(s) with a bulb of the same
size, shape and wattage.
To replace the burned-out LED bulb with an LED bulb,
order Part Number W10565137 (3.6 watts).
NOTE: Some LED replacement bulbs are not
recommended for wet/damp environments. The
refrigerator and freezer compartments are considered to
be wet/damp environments. If using a brand of LED bulb
other than the recommended LED bulb, before
installation, read and follow all instructions on the LED
packaging.
If an incandescent bulb is used to replace an LED bulb,
use only incandescent bulbs for household appliances
with a maximum of 40 watts.
4. Replace the light shield.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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Vacation and Moving Care

Vacations
If You Choose to Leave the Refrigerator On While You're
Away:
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, and is
connected to the household water supply, turn off the water
supply to the refrigerator. Property damage can occur if the
water supply is not turned off.
3. If you have an automatic ice maker, turn off the ice maker.
NOTE: Depending on your model, raise the wire shutoff arm
to OFF (arm up) position, or press the switch to OFF.
4. Empty the ice bin.
Models with Vacation Mode Feature
Turn on Vacation mode. See "Using the Controls."
NOTE: Activating Vacation mode does not turn off the
ice maker.
If You Choose to Turn Off the Refrigerator Before
You Leave:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one
day ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm
to the OFF (up) position or press the switch to OFF,
depending on your model.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Turn off the Temperature control(s). See "Using the
Control(s)."
5. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
6. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and
mold from building up.
Moving
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow
these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one
day ahead of time.
Disconnect the water line from the back of the
refrigerator.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff
arm to the OFF (up) position or press the switch to OFF,
depending on your model.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all frozen food
in dry ice.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Turn off the Temperature control(s). See "Using the
Control(s)."
5. Unplug refrigerator.
6. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly.

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