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Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips; Cleaning Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ET18PK Use & Care Manual

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Sounds you may hear...
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Posslbie Sounds:
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Slight Hum, Sofl HISS:
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Clicking
or Snapping
Sounds:
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Water Sounds:
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Ice Maker Sounds:
- trickling
water
- thud (clafter
of ice)
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Running Sounds:
Energy saving tips...
Your new refrigerator
may make sounds that your old one didn't.
Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned
about 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.
Probable
Causes:
You may hear the refrigerator's fan motor and moving air.
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator
stops running. It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts.
The defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle starts and
stops.
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.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing (from
the water valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
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.
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
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Clean the condenser coil regularly.
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Open the door as few times as possible. Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything out at one time. Keep foods orga-
nized 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
overcrowd
it so air movement is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up.Of course,spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean
it according
to the following
directions.
It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that's
cold enough.
Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
LESS ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.

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