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Caring For Your Refrigerator; Holiday And Moving Care; Power Interruptions - Whirlpool 3ET18DK Use And Care Manual

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Caring For Your Refrigerator
Holiday and moving care
Short
holidays
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perish-
ables; freeze other items.
Long holidays
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it _. rinse
well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops of both doors
keeping them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and
mold from building up.
Personal 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 Refrigera-
tor" on page 5.
Moving
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 rattle. Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the
doors shut; and tape the electric cord to the
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put every-
thing back and refer to page 4.
Power interruptions
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 foods
stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 0.9 kg (2 Ibs.) of dry ice in freezer for
every cubic foot 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 a food locker or dry ice is avail-
able, 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.
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