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Whirlpool 8ET18DK Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER 8ET18DK 3ET18DK 8ET20DK 3ET22DK 8ET22DK Use And Care Guide lo/qq...
  • Page 2 A Note To You Important Safety lnstnztions Parts And Features Before Using Your Refrigerator Using Your Refrigerator Caring For Your Refrigerator Food Storage Guide If You Need tEzr=or Warranty...
  • Page 3 “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, feel free to call an authorized Whirlpool service center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on page 4).
  • Page 4 Important Safety To reduce the risk of fire, electrical using your refrigerator, *Read all instructions before using the refrigerator. .Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- ous . . . even if they will ‘just sit in the garage a few days.”...
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. The model you pur- chased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly.
  • Page 6: Before Using Your Refrigerator

    Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleaning your refrigerator ....5 Plugging it in ........5 It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use.
  • Page 7 Installing it properly 1. Allow 1.25 cm (‘/2 inch) 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 8: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Setting the controls ......7 Changing the control settings .
  • Page 9: 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 10: The Door Bins

    Adjusting the door To remove door bins: 1. Lift bin up. 2. Pull bin straight out. To replace door bins: 1. Slide bin in above desired support button. 2. Push down until it stops. Adjusting the bin/shelf Use the bin/shelf glides to secure odd- shaped items or to separate other items.
  • Page 11: Adjusting The Lateral-Adjust Shelf

    Adjusting the lateral-adjust To slide shelf side-to-side: 1. Lift slightly on shelf front. 2. Slide to desired location. 3. Lower shelf front to level position. NOTE: You do not have to remove small items from the shelf before moving it side-to- side.
  • Page 12: Adjusting The Cantilever Refrigerator Shelves

    reinstall shelf: Hold shelf at front and back. 2. Tilt front of shelf up to a 45” angle to track. 3. Insert both rear shelf slides into upper channel of track. 4. Lower front of shelf to a level position. NOTE: Make sure both rear shelf slides are securely in the track before letting go of shelf.
  • Page 13: Removing The Crispers And Crisper Cover

    Removing the crispers To remove the crispers: 1. Slide the crisper straight out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 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 it out with both hands.
  • Page 14: Removing The Freezer Shelf

    Removing the freezer (on some models) Remove the upper freezer shelf for easier cleaning. To remove the freezer shelf: 1. Lift front of shelf slightly. 2. Lift back off supports. 3. Replace in reverse order. Raising the ice compartment 1. Pull ice compartment door out from the bottom.
  • Page 15: 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: The Base Grille

    Removing the base grille To remove the grille: 1. Open refrigerator door. 2. Pull base grille forward to release the support tabs from the metal clips. 3. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened behind the grille. To replace the grille: 1.
  • Page 17: The Door Swing

    Reversing the door You can change the hinges on your refrig- erator so the doors open the other way. Refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. Saving energy You can help your refrigerator use less electricity. Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
  • Page 18: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleaning your refrigerator ....Holiday and moving care ....18 Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable few things you can do to help extend its product life.
  • Page 19 PART WHAT TO USE Door liners Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel with and gaskets mild detergent and warm water Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge (covers and or soft, clean cloth panels) with mild detergent and warm water Defrost pan Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water...
  • Page 20 Long holidays If you will be gone a month or more: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 2. Unplug the refrigerator. 3. Clean it, rinse well and dry. 4. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them open far enough for air to get in.
  • Page 21 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 Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in air-tight and moisture-proof material.
  • Page 22 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 food storage times, check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. Packaging The secret of successful freezing is in the packaging.
  • Page 23 If You Need Assistance Service Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read through the chart below before calling for service on your appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers run into with their appliances. Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
  • Page 24 Step I+ . . . Contact the dealer from whom you pur- chased the unit or an authorized Whirlpool* service company. +When asking for help or service: Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the pur- chase date.
  • Page 25: Warranty

    WARRANTY From Date of Purchase system. These parts are: 1. Compressor 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator.
  • Page 26 Printed on recycled paper-l 0% Post-consumer waste1 50% Recovered materials 5194 2170400 TM 18120122 DK...

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