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  • Page 1 Top-Mount Refrigerator Table of Contents ... 2 d’ u tilisation et d’ e ntretien Réfrigérateur superposé Table des matières ... 2 Home Appliances 2199009...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ABLE OF ONTENTS A Note to You ... 3 Refrigerator Safety ...4-5 Parts and Features ... 6 Installing Your Refrigerator ... 8 Using Your Refrigerator ... 17 Setting the controls ... 17 Changing the control settings ... 18 Ensuring proper air circulation ... 19 Removing the snap-on door trim ...
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool appliances are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 4: Refrigerator Safety

    EFRIGERATOR Your safety and the safety of others is 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 5 ROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR wWARNING Suffocation Hazard Remove doors from your old refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage. IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigera- tors are still dangerous ...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES This section contains an illustration of your refrigerator. Use it to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This manual covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below.
  • Page 7: Pièces Et Caractéristiques

    IÈCES ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES Cette section présente une illustration descriptive de votre réfrigérateur. Veuillez utiliser ces renseignements pour bien connaître les pièces et les caractéristiques. Les références de page sont incluses pour vous accommoder. REMARQUE : Ce manuel couvre plusieurs modèles différents. Le réfrigérateur que vous avez acheté peut avoir certaines ou toutes les caractéristiques indiquées ci-dessous.
  • Page 8: Installing Your Refrigerator

    NSTALLING EFRIGERATOR It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, install it, connect it to a power source, and level it. NPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR wWARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 9 Unpacking your refrigerator (cont.) Cleaning before use After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in the “Caring For Your Refrigera- tor” section for more information. PACE REQUIREMENTS wWARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and...
  • Page 10: Raccordement De La Machine À Glaçons A Une Canalisation D'eau

    TTACHING THE OPTIONAL ICE MAKER TO A WATER SUPPLY Read all directions carefully before you begin. wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before installing ice maker. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. IMPORTANT: • Use copper tubing only and check for leaks.
  • Page 11 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) IMPORTANT: • It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to begin producing ice. • If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn ice maker to the OFF position to prevent operation without water.
  • Page 12 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Turn ON nearest faucet long enough to clear line of water. Using a grounded drill, drill a water pipe you have selected. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp.
  • Page 13 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Connecting to refrigerator Disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and insert copper tubing through the clamp as shown at the right. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown.
  • Page 14 LECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS wWARNING 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 15 EVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the doors may not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems. It is very important for the refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
  • Page 16 Leveling and door alignment (cont.) To level your refrigerator, you may either turn the screw clockwise to raise that side of the refrigerator or turn the screw counterclockwise to lower that side. Place a level on top of the refrigerator to check adjust- ments.
  • Page 17: Using Your Refrigerator

    SING EFRIGERATOR To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. ETTING THE CONTROLS Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are located in the top of the refrigerator section.
  • Page 18: Changing The Control Settings

    Setting the controls (cont.) The Freezer Control functions as an airflow director. Setting “1” will direct more of the cold air into the refrigerator section, while setting “5” will direct more of the cold air into the freezer section. The cold air travels from the freezer compartment through the top vent, into your fresh food section (see the diagram in the...
  • Page 19: Ensuring Proper Air Circulation

    NSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION In order to ensure proper tempera- tures, you need to permit air flow between the two sections. As shown in the illustration, cool air enters through the bottom of the freezer section (A) and moves up. Most of the air then flows through the freezer section vents (B) and recirculates under the freezer floor (C).
  • Page 20: Removing The Drop-In Door Trim

    Removing the snap-on door trim (cont.) To replace the trim: Line up the ends of the trim with the buttons on the sides of the door liner. Push the end of the trim straight back until it snaps into place. EMOVING THE DROP IN DOOR TRIM...
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    DJUSTING THE REFRIGERATOR SHELVES The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to match the way you use them. Your model may have either glass or wire shelves: NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy. Handle them carefully. To remove a shelf: Remove all items from the shelf. Tilt up the front of the shelf and lift it at the back.
  • Page 22: Adjusting The Utility Compartment And Tray

    DJUSTING THE UTILITY COMPARTMENT AND TRAY (on some models) The utility compartment and tray slide from one side to the other for more flexible storage. The tray fits on either side of the utility compartment or partially underneath it. Experiment and find the positions that work best for you.
  • Page 23: Removing The Meat Drawer And Cover

    EMOVING THE MEAT DRAWER AND COVER (on some models) To remove the meat drawer: Slide meat drawer out to the stop. Lift front of meat drawer with one hand while supporting bottom of drawer with other hand. Slide drawer out the rest of the way. Replace in reverse order.
  • Page 24: Adjusting The Ez-Trak* Refrigerator Shelf

    DJUSTING THE EZ-TRAK REFRIGERATOR SHELF (on some models) The EZ-TRAK shelf slides from side to side for more flexible storage in your refrigerator. To slide the shelf from side to side: Lift up on the front of the shelf and slide to the desired location.
  • Page 25 Adjusting the EZ-TRAK* refrigerator shelf (cont.) To replace the shelf track: Guide the track hooks into the shelf support slots on the back wall. NOTE: Make sure that both sets of track hooks are in the slots and that the slots are parallel with each other.
  • Page 26: Removing The Crisper And Crisper Cover

    EMOVING THE CRISPER AND CRISPER COVER (on some models) The crisper and its cover are designed for easy removal and cleaning. To remove the crisper: Slide crisper straight out to the stop. Lift the front. Slide crisper out the rest of the way.
  • Page 27: Adusting The Crisper Cover

    DJUSTING THE CRISPER COVER TRACK (on some models) For your convenience, one crisper may be larger than the other, and your crisper cover may have an adjustable track so you can switch positions of the crispers. This allows you to store celery and other longer items in a crisper.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Crisper Humidity Control

    DJUSTING THE CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL (on some models) You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and HIGH. • LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
  • Page 29: Removing The Pull-Out Freezer Floor

    EMOVING THE PULL OUT FREEZER FLOOR (on some models) The freezer floor pulls out for easier access to foods in the back of the freezer and for easier cleaning. To remove the freezer floor: Remove all food items from the freezer floor.
  • Page 30: Using The Optional Automatic Ice Maker

    SING THE OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Before you turn the ice maker on, be sure that it is attached to a water supply. Refer to the “Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply” section. • The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
  • Page 31 Using the optional automatic ice maker (cont.) • If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice is needed, turn the Refrigerator Control toward a higher number in half number steps. (For example, if the control is at 3, move it to between 3 and 4.) Wait 24 hours and, if necessary, gradually turn the Freezer Control toward COLDER, waiting 24 hours between each increase.
  • Page 32: Removing The Base Grille

    EMOVING THE BASE GRILLE The base grille can be easily removed for access to the defrost pan and condenser coils. You will need to remove the base grille to clean the defrost pan or the condenser coils. NOTE: Carefully avoid touching the condenser coils while cleaning, surfaces may be hot.
  • Page 33: Changing The Light Bulbs

    HANGING THE LIGHT BULBS To change the refrigerator light: Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Reach behind the Control Panel and remove the bulb. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power. To change freezer light: Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
  • Page 34: Reversing The Door Swing

    EVERSING THE DOOR SWING TOOLS NEEDED: CONE SCREW ⁄ -inch HEX (USE ON TOP AND HEAD HINGE BOTTOM OF HANDLES) SCREW ⁄ -inch hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screw- driver, flat-head screwdriver, ⁄ -inch open-end wrench. SUGGESTION: Reversing the door swing should be performed by a qualified person.
  • Page 35 Reversing the door swing (cont.) Reversing the handles CONE SCREW (USE ON TOP AND BOTTOM OF HANDLES) Plugs Screws (A) Plug Screws (A) Screws (A) Plug Screw (C) Screw cover Plug COUNTERSINK SCREW Plugs Screws (B) Top endcap Stick-on shim Stick-on shim Bottom endcap Screws (B)
  • Page 36 NVERSION DU SENS D OUTILLAGE NÉCESSAIRE : VIS DE VIS DE POIGNÉE COMPTOIR (S’EMPLOIE AU HEXAGONALE SOMMET ET AU ⁄ PO DE CHARNIÈRE BAS DES POIGNÉE) Clé à douille hexagonale de ⁄ po, tournevis Phillips nº 2, tournevis à lame plate, clé à douille ouverte de SUGGESTION : L’inversion du sens d’ouverture des portes doit être exécutée par une personne qualifiée.
  • Page 37: Inversion Du Sens D'ouverture Des Portes

    Inversion du sens d’ouverture des portes (suite) Inversion des poignées de portes VIS DE POIGNÉE (S’EMPLOIE AU SOMMET ET AU BAS DES POIGNÉE) Bouchons Vis (A) Bouchon Vis (A) Vis (A) Bouchon Vis (D) Couvercle de vis Bouchon VIS DE COMPTOIR Bouchons Vis (B)
  • Page 38: Saving Energy

    AVING ENERGY There are ways that you can help your refrigerator run more efficiently. • Check the door gaskets for a tight seal. Leveling the cabinet will ensure a proper seal. • Clean the condenser coils regularly. A coil cleaning brush is available for purchase (Part number 4210463).
  • Page 39 Understanding the sounds you may hear (cont.) A. If your product is equipped with an ice maker, you will hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker for each cycle. B. The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends.
  • Page 40: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    ARING FOR Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving, or during a power outage. LEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
  • Page 41: Entretien Du Réfrigérateur

    NTRETIEN DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Ce réfrigérateur a été construit pour offrir de nombreuses années de service fiable. L’utilisateur peut cependant prendre certaines mesures pour en augmenter la durée. Cette section décrit comment nettoyer le réfrigérateur, et ce qu’il faut faire avant une période de vacances, avant un déménagement, ou à...
  • Page 42 Nettoyage du réfrigérateur (suite) PIÈCE COMMENTAIRES • Plateau de dégivrage • • • • • Serpentins du condenseur • • Retirer la grille de la base. Retirer le plateau de dégivrage, que l’on peut atteindre par la petite ouverture sur le côté...
  • Page 43 ACATION AND MOVING CARE Short vacations If you will be away for less than four weeks, use these tips to prepare your refrigerator before you leave. Use up any perishables and freeze other items. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: •...
  • Page 44 Vacation and moving care (cont.) Empty water from the defrost pan. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle during the move. Screw in the leveling rollers. Tape the doors shut and the power cord to the refrigerator cabinet.
  • Page 45: Food Storage Guide

    TORAGE 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 steps. TORING FRESH FOOD Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 46 Storing fresh food (cont.) Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers) Place in plastic bags, or plastic container and store in crisper Fish Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased. Meat Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof.
  • Page 47 TORING FROZEN FOOD The freezer section is designed for storing commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. Packaging Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging.
  • Page 48 Storing frozen food (cont.) Freezing Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours (about 2 to 3 lbs of food per cubic foot [907-1,350 g per liter] of freezer space). Leave enough space in the freezer for air to circulate around packages.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting Guide

    Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve your problem without outside help. If the suggestions do not work, please call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center. NOTE: The Index in the back of the book will help you locate the appropriate sections that are referenced throughout this Troubleshooting Guide.
  • Page 50 The motor seems to run too much Check if ... The room temperature is hotter than normal. A large amount of food has just been added to the refrigerator. The door is opened often. The controls are not set correctly for the surrounding conditions.
  • Page 51 The ice maker is not producing ice Check if ... The freezer temperature is not cold enough to produce ice. The ice maker arm is in the “OFF” (up) position. The water line shut-off valve to the refrigerator is not turned on.
  • Page 52 If not due to any of above, the warmth is probably due to normal operation of the automatic exterior moisture control. If still concerned, call the Consumer Assistance Center or an authorized Whirlpool Service company. Then ... Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. Refer to “Ensuring proper air circulation”...
  • Page 53 There is interior moisture build-up (cont.) Check if ... The food is not packaged correctly. The controls are not set correctly for the surrounding conditions. A self defrost cycle was completed. The doors will not close completely Check if ... Food packages are blocking the door open.
  • Page 54: Guide De Dépannage

    Essayer les suggestions ci-dessous pour voir si vous pouvez résoudre votre problème sans aide de l’extérieur. Si les suggestions ne fonctionnent pas, veuillez appeler le Centre d’assistance aux consommateurs Whirlpool. REMARQUE : L’index à l’arrière de ce manuel vous aidera à localiser les sections appropriées qui sont identifiées dans ce Guide de dépannage.
  • Page 55 Le plateau de dégivrage contient de l’eau Vérifier si ... Le réfrigérateur se dégivre. Le réfrigérateur est plus humide que normalement. L’eau dans le plateau de dégivrage déborde. Le moteur semble fonctionner excessivement Vérifier si ... La température ambiante est plus chaude que normalement.
  • Page 56 Le réfrigérateur semble faire trop de bruit Vérifier si ... Certains sons et bruits sont communs pour les réfrigérateurs neufs. La machine à glaçons ne produit pas de glaçons Vérifier si ... La température du congélateur n’est pas assez froide pour produire des glaçons Le levier de la machine à...
  • Page 57 Mauvais goût ou odeur des glaçons Vérifier si ... Les raccords de plomberie sont neufs et causent une décoloration et une mauvaise saveur des glaçons. Les glaçons ont été gardés trop longtemps. Les aliments dans le congélateur n’ont pas été bien emballés.
  • Page 58 Il existe une accumulation d’humidité à l’intérieur Vérifier si ... Les ouvertures d’aération dans le réfrigérateur sont bloquées. La porte est fréquemment ouverte. La pièce est humide. Les aliments ne sont pas correctement emballés. Les réglages ne sont pas correctement faits pour les conditions ambiantes.
  • Page 59: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    • Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and repair parts distributors Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
  • Page 60 EQUESTING SSISTANCE OR Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. F YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE IN CANADA 1.
  • Page 61: Demande D'assistance Ou De Service

    EMANDE D ASSISTANCE OU DE SERVICE ’ Avant de faire un appel pour assistance ou service, veuillez vérifier la section “Guide de dépannage”. Cette vérification pourrait vous faire économiser le coût d’un appel de service. Si vous avez encore besoin d’aide, suivre les instructions ci-dessous. I VOUS AVEZ BESOIN D 1.
  • Page 62: Index

    NDEX This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the pages on which you can find each topic. TOPIC AIR CIRCULATION ... 19 BASE GRILLE Removing ... 32 CLEANING How to ... 40 Moving ...
  • Page 63 Index (cont.) TOPIC SERVICE Requesting ... 60 SOUNDS Understanding ... 38 STORAGE Moving ... 43 Vacation ... 43 TEMPERATURE Controlling ... 17 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 49-53 WARRANTY ... 64 Index (suite) PAGE SUJET SECTION DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Bac à légumes ... 28 Bac à...
  • Page 64: Warranty

    Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll free), from anywhere in the U.S.A. For warranty information in Canada: Please contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer or call the Consumer Assistance Centre at 1-800-461-5681 (toll free) between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST from anywhere in Canada.