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Whirlpool ET22DQ Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER WITH l-tilf8T@6&$” A Note To You Parts And Features Before Using Your Rfigerator Using Your Rehigerator Caring For Your Refrigerator Food Storage Guide 20 If You Need ~fzx Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. MODELS ET22DQ ET25DQ...
  • Page 2 A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool You have purchased a quality, wor/&c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3 Important Safety To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or Injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions: Read all instructions before using the refrigerator. Child entrapment and suffocation not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- ous .
  • Page 4 Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. Automatic Freezer light Removable freezer 8 helves Model and serial Crisper cover y( Leveling rollers ’ (behind base grille) Control panel Refrigerator...
  • Page 5 Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleaning tt ..........5 Plugglng l? In .
  • Page 6 Installing it properly Allow 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Setting the controls ....... 7 Changing the control settings .
  • Page 8: Changing The Control Settings

    Exterior moisture control The Exterior Moisture Control operates electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
  • Page 9: The Bin/Shelf Glides

    Adjusting the bin/shelf The bin/shetf glides can be used to secure odd-shaped items or to separate other items. To adjust bin/shelf glides: 1. Grasp glide. 2. Slide glide along bin/track. To remove bin glides: 1. Grasp glide. 2. Rotate glide up and out of bin. 3.
  • Page 10: Cover

    Removing the crispers To remove the crispers: 1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Push up glass insert from the bottom, then slide il out with both hands.
  • Page 11: Ice Maker

    Using the automatic The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. ON (down) . . . to start ice production OFF (up) . . . to stop ice production NOTE: Do not turn ice maker ON unUl$L~ sqplv. InstructIons connected to the water for ice maker water supply hookup #IJX attached to the back of the refriaeratoc...
  • Page 12: Storage Bln

    Removing the ice maker Remove, empty and clean the storage bin if: the ice dispenser has not, or will not, be used for a week or more. a power failure causes ice in the bin to meft and freeze together. the ice dispenser is not used regularly.
  • Page 13: System

    Using the THIRSTCRUSHERTM system bin in the freezer. When the dispenser bar is pressed, a trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice is moved from the bin and falls through the chute. When the dispenser bar is released, a buzzing sound may be heard for a few seconds as the trapdoor closes.
  • Page 14 The water dispenser Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. lt holds approximately 1 quart (1 L). When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until you have drawn and discarded 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L).
  • Page 15: Changlng The Light Bulbs

    Changing the light Electrical Shock Hazard Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigerator at the main power supply. Failure to do so could result in electri- cal shock or personal injury. To change the refrigerator light: 1.
  • Page 16: Understanding The Sounds You

    Understanding the sounds 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.
  • Page 17 Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleanlng your refrigerator ....17 Vacation and moving care ....19 Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service.
  • Page 18 PART WHAT TO USE Door liners Sponge, soft cloth and gaskets or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge or soft, clean cloth (covers and with mild detergent panels) and warm water Defrost pan Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water...
  • Page 19 Vacation and moving Long vacations Remove all the food if you are going for a month or more. Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead. When the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
  • Page 20 Food Storage There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended Storing fresh food Food placed in the refrigerator should be wrapped or stored in air and moisture proof material.
  • Page 21 Storing frozen food The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. NOTE: For further information about prepar- ing food for freezing or f& storage times, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.
  • Page 22 If You Need Assistance Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed descrip- tion of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date.
  • Page 23 United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your tele- phone directory Yellow Pages under:...
  • Page 24 Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Assistance “Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-808-253-1301, PART NO.

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