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Cleaning Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ET18AK Use & Care Manual

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Sounds you may hear.. .
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Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn't.
Because
the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about
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them. Don't be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like
the floor, walls and cabinets
can make the sounds seem louder.
The following
chart describes
the kinds of sounds that might be new
to you, and what may be making
them.
Poulble
Sounds:
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Slight Hum, Sott Hiss:
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Clicking
or Snapping
Sounds:
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Water Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrigerator's
fan motor and moving air
The defrost timer makes a definite
click when the refrigerator
stops running. It
also makes a sound when the refrigerator
starts.
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When the refrigerator
stops running, you may hear gurgling
In the tubing for a
few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water running into the
defrost water pan
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Ice Maker
Sounds:
-trickling
water
-thud
(clatter
of ice)
If Your refrigerator
has an Ice maker, you may hear buzzing
[from the water
valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped
tnto the bin
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Running
Sounds:
Your refrigerator
has a high-efficiency
compressor
and motor. It will run longer
than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator
use less electricrty
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal Level the cabi-
net to be sure of a good seal
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Clean the condenser
co11 regularly.
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Open the door as few times as posstble
Thank about
what You need
before
You open
the door
Get
everything
out at one time. Keep foods organized
so you won't have to search
for what you want
Close door as soon as food is removed
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Go ahead
and fill up the refrigerator, but don't over-
crowd it so arr movement
is blocked
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It IS a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and
freezer to temperatures
colder
than they need to
be If Ice cream IS ftrm in the freezer and drinks are
OS cold as your famrly likes them, that's cold enough.
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Keep the Power Savtng Control on CONSUMES l.ESS
ENERGY unless
moisture
forms on refrigerator
exterior
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Make
sure your refrigerator
IS not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace. radi-
ator, or in direct sunlight
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator
and freezer sections defrost
To clean
Your refrigerator,
turn the Refrigerator
automatically
But both should be cleaned
about
Control
to OFF, unplug
It, take
out all removable
once a month to help prevent
odors from building
parts,
and
clean
it according
to the following
up. Of course, spills should be wiped up right away
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