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Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips - Whirlpool ET22DK Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator-freezers use & care guide
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Using Your Refrigerator
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If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice
is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control toward a
higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, turn
the Freezer Control toward A.
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If you remove the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push It all the way in and lower the arm to the ON
position.
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If cubes are stored too long, they may develop an
off-flavor.. like stale water. Throw them away. Ice
maker will make new ice. Cubes in the ice bin
can also become smaller by evaporation.
. Good water quality is important for good ice
quality. It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected to a softened water supply. Water
softener chemicals such as salt from a malfunc-
tioning softener can damage the ice maker mold
and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water
supply cannot be avoided, then it is important
that the water softener be well maintained and
operatrng properly.
Sounds
you may hear
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 describes the kinds of sounds
that might be new to you, and what may be
making them.
Slight
hum, soft hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator's fan motor and
moving air.
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,
Water sounds:
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.
Ice maker
sounds:
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trickling
water
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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 into the bin.
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 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 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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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 Exterior Moisture Control on the OFF
setting 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,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
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