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Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips; Cleaning Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ET20MK Use & Care Manual

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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
chartdescribes
the kinds of sounds that might be new
to you. and what may be making
them.
Possible Sounds:
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
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Cllcklng
or Snapplng
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.
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 oar?.
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Ice Maker Sounds:
-trickling
water
If your refrigerator
has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing
[from the water
-thud
(clatter
of ice]
valve), trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
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Runnlng
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 electricity.
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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
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 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 air 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 firm in the freezer and drinks are
as cold as your family likes them, that's cold enough.
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Keep
the Power Saving
Control
on OFF unless
moisture forms on the refrrgerator
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
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 Temperature
Control
to OFF, unplug
it, take out all removable
parts,
and
clean
it according
to the following
directions.

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