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Reversing The Door Swing; Understanding The Sounds You May Hear; Saving Energy - Whirlpool ET18PK Use & Care Manual

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Reversing
the door swing
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator
so the doors open the other way. Refer to the
instruction sheet included with your refrigerator.
Understanding
the sounds
you may hear
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your
Water
sounds
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.
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.
You may hear the refrigerator's
fan motor and
The following describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
moving air.
making them.
Slight
hum,
soft
hiss
Clicking
or snapping
sounds
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.
Ice maker
sounds
hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling
water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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trickling water
Running
sounds
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thud (clatter of ice)
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compres-
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you may
sor and motor. It will run longer than older
designs. It may even seem to run most of the
time.
Saving
energy
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 coils 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 food
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
overcrowd 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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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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