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Caring For Your Refrigerator; Vacation And Moving Care; Power Interruptions - Whirlpool ET22DK Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator-freezers use & care guide
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Caring For Your Refrigerator
Vacation and moving care
Power interruptions
Short vacations
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed.
This will help
frozen food stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perisha-
bles; freeze other items. If your refrigerator is
equipped with an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Long vacations
Remove all the food if you are going for a month or
more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an auto-
matic ice maker, turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least a day ahead. When the last load of
ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it.. .rinse well
and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the top of
both doors.. keeping them open far enough
for air to get in. This will keep odor and mold from
building up.
Injury Hazard
Do not allow children
to climb on, play near
or climb inside the refrigerator
when the
doors are blocked
open. They may become
injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see "Using Your
on page 5.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic
ice maker, shut off the ice maker water supply a
day ahead of time. Disconnect the water line. After
the last supply of ice drops, lift the signal arm to
turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts well
and tape them together so they don't shift and
Screw in the leveling rollers. Tape the doors shut
and tape the electnc cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything
back and refer to page 4. Don't forget to reconnect
the water supply line if you have an ice maker.
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cu. ft. of freezer space. This will keep
food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to
protect your hands from dry ice burns.
(c) If neither food locker storage nor dry
ice is available, use or can perishable
food at once.
3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If food
contains ice crystals, it may be safely refrozen,
although the quality and flavor may be affected.
If the condition of the food is poor or if you feel it
is unsafe, dispose of it.
Call your COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number. (See page 14.)

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