Whirlpool 2188766 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide Table of Contents ...2 2188766...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS REFRIGERATOR SAFETY ...3 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator...3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...4 Unpacking ...4 Location Requirements...4 Electrical Requirements ...5 Water Supply Requirements ...5 Base Grille ...5 Door Removal...6 Door Closing...8 Water Supply Connection...8 Water System Preparation...9 Normal Sounds ...10 REFRIGERATOR USE ...10 Ensuring Proper Air Circulation...10 Using the Controls ...10...
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Unpacking WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Removing packaging materials Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on the refrigerator.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
  • Page 6: Door Removal

    TOOLS NEEDED: in. hex-head socket wrench, IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors. NOTE: It may only be necessary to remove either the door handle or the doors to get your product through the doorway of your residence.
  • Page 7 Handle Removal (optional) 1. Apply firm pressure with your hand on the face of trim. Slide top trim up and bottom trim down away from handle. Lift trim pieces off shoulder screws (see Graphic 1). NOTE: Some models include accent pieces between the handle and the handle trim.
  • Page 8: Door Closing

    4. Align and replace the top left hinge as shown (see Graphic 4). Tighten screws. WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Reconnect both ground wires. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. Style 1 Reconnect both ground wires. Reconnect wiring plug.
  • Page 9: Water System Preparation

    Connecting to Refrigerator Style 1 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. 2. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown. Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten. 3. Use the tube clamp on the back of the refrigerator to secure the tubing to the refrigerator as shown.
  • Page 10: Normal Sounds

    NOTES: If your model has a base grille filter system, make sure the base grille filter is properly installed and the cap is in the horizontal position. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
  • Page 11: Water And Ice Dispensers

    If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not blocked before adjusting the controls. Adjusting Controls If you need to adjust temperatures, adjust the refrigerator temperature first.
  • Page 12: Water Filter Status Light

    NOTE: Water may have an off-flavor if you do not use the dispenser periodically. Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply. The Dispenser Light The dispenser area has a light. It can be turned on manually by pressing the ON button (touchpad or rocker switch).
  • Page 13: Ice Maker And Storage Bin

    3. Take the new cartridge out of its packaging and remove protective cover from o-rings. 4. Slide the cartridge cap onto the new cartridge. See illustration in Step 2. 5. With cartridge cap in the vertical position, push the new filter cartridge into the base grille until it stops.
  • Page 14: Refrigerator Features

    Avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained.
  • Page 15: Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer, Crisper And Covers

    Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer, Crisper and Covers (on some models) Crisper and Convertible Vegetable Meat Drawers To remove and replace drawers: 1. Slide crisper or meat drawer straight out to the stop. Lift the front of drawer with one hand while supporting the bottom of drawer with other hand and slide the drawer out the rest of the way.
  • Page 16: Utility Bin

    Utility Bin (on some models - Accessory) NOTE: For long-term storage, place eggs in a covered container or in their original carton on an interior shelf. FREEZER FEATURES Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled with the word “Accessory.”...
  • Page 17: Refrigerator Care

    REFRIGERATOR CARE Cleaning Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. However, clean both sections about once a month to prevent odors from building up. Wipe up spills immediately. Cleaning your refrigerator 1.
  • Page 18: Power Interruptions

    Crisper Lights If necessary, remove the top crisper drawer to access the crisper light shield. Remove the light shield by lifting the ends out of the brackets as shown. Replace the light shield by inserting the ends into the brackets. If necessary, replace the top crisper drawer. Upper Freezer Light (on some models) Style 1 Remove light shield by grasping the top center of the shield...
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Moving When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow these steps to prepare it for the move. 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time.
  • Page 20 Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? For models with a standard ice storage bin, remove the ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. For models with an ice storage bin on the freezer door, access the ice maker by depressing the ice sensor door on the upper left side of the freezer interior.
  • Page 21: Assistance Or Service

    ® KIRKLAND SIGNATURE appliance by Whirlpool Corporation. To locate factory specified replacement parts in your area, call the Costco Support Line for KIRKLAND SIGNATURE by Whirlpool Corporation toll free: 1-866-403-5448. ® Appliances...
  • Page 22: Accessories

    To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center for KIRKLAND SIGNATURE ®...
  • Page 23: Product Data Sheets

    PRODUCT DATA SHEETS Model WF-NL300/NL300 capacity 300 Gallons (1136 Liters) Model WF-L500/L500 capacity 500 Gallons (1893 Liters) This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42/53 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in ANSI/NSF 42/53.
  • Page 24: Warranty

    For two years from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator (excluding the water filter) is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or workmanship.