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Whirlpool ED20DFXEB00 Use And Care Manual

24" deep freestanding/built-in side by side freezer refrigerator
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Use And Care
PART NO. 4343601/12100701S

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A Note to You ................
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Warranty ......................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Use And Care 24'' DEEP FREESTANDING/BUILT-IN SIDE BY SIDE FREEZER REFRIGERATOR PART NO. 4343601/12100701S ® Home Appliances Table of Contents (complete) ... A Note to You ... Refrigerator Safety ... Parts and Features ... Installing Your Refrigerator ... Using Your Refrigerator ...
  • Page 2: (Complete)

    Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL Refrigerators are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    Refrigerator Safety Your safety is important to us. This guide contains statements under warning sym- bols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS wWARNING •...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: The model you have purchased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly.
  • Page 5: Installing Your Refrigerator

    Installing Your Refrigerator wWARNING Electric Shock Hazard Disconnect the power to the refrigerator before performing any installation steps. Failure to follow this instruction can result in death or electrical shock. When you are installing your refrigerator, allow (1.25cm) of space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation.
  • Page 6: Removing The Wooden Base

    I NST AL L I NG YO UR RE FRI GERATO R Plugging it in Be sure you have a 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
  • Page 7: Removing The Doors And Handles

    Removing the doors and handles The doors and the handles of your refrigerator can be removed if necessary. To remove the handles: Remove the crushed/cubed ice switch cover on the dispenser by pulling forward. Release the bottom clips on the dispenser cover by placing the taped edge of a putty knife underneath and pulling out.
  • Page 8: Attaching The Ice Maker To A Water Supply

    I NST AL L I NG YO UR RE FRI GERATO R Attaching the ice maker to a water supply Read all directions carefully before you begin. wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before installing the ice maker. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 9 Connecting to water line Find a ⁄ -inch to 1 ⁄ -inch vertical COLD water pipe near the refrigerator. NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following precaution must be taken: Drill on the top side of the pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away from the drill.
  • Page 10: Plugging It In

    I NST AL L I NG YO UR RE FRI GERATO R Connecting to refrigerator While your refrigerator is away from the wall, remove and save the lower cover by removing the screws. Remove the nut and sleeve from the adapter fitting and slide the brass nut and sleeve over the end of the copper tubing.
  • Page 11: Using Your Refrigerator

    Using Your Refrigerator 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. Setting the controls The controls for your refrigerator are located on the upper rear wall of the refrigerator section.
  • Page 12: Removing The Snap-On Door Trivet

    US IN G Y OUR RE FR IGER ATOR Removing the snap-on door trivet To remove the trivet: Remove all items from the shelf and lift trivet straight up. To replace the trivet: Line up ends of the trivet with the button on the door liner wall.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Cantilever Refrigerator Shelves

    Adjusting the cantilever refrigerator shelves Adjust the shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. Glass shelves are strong enough to hold bottles, milk, and other heavy food items. To remove a shelf: Remove items from shelf. Tilt shelf up at front. Lift shelf at back.
  • Page 14: Removing The Temperature Controlled Meat Drawer And Cover

    US IN G Y OUR RE FR IGER ATOR Removing the temperature controlled meat drawer and cover To remove the meat drawer: Slide meat drawer straight out to the stop. Lift the front slightly. Slide out the rest of the way. Replace in reverse order.
  • Page 15: Removing The Crispers And Crisper Covers

    Removing the crispers and crisper covers To remove the crisper: Slide crisper straight out to the stop. Lift the front and slide out the rest of the way. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: Hold cover firmly with both hands and lift front of cover off supports.
  • Page 16: Removing The Freezer Basket

    US IN G Y OUR RE FR IGER ATOR Removing the freezer basket The wire basket is designed to be easily adjusted and to slide out for access to items at the back of the basket. To remove the basket, lift up and pull the basket all the way out.
  • Page 17: Using The Ice And Water Dispensing System

    Using the ice and water dispensing system The ice dispenser Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When you press the dispenser bar, a trapdoor opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin. Ice moves from the bin and falls through the chute. When you release the dispenser bar, a buzzing sound may be heard for a few seconds as the trapdoor closes.
  • Page 18 US IN G Y OUR RE FR IGER ATOR The water dispenser Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. It holds approximately 1 When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the water dispenser bar with a glass or jar until you draw and discard 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L).
  • Page 19: Using The Automatic Ice Maker

    Using the automatic ice maker Here are a few things you will want to know about your automatic ice maker: • The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. Move arm: DOWN to make ice automatically. UP to shut off the ice maker. NOTE: Do not turn ice maker on until it is connected to the water supply.
  • Page 20: Removing The Ice Maker Storage Bin

    US IN G Y OUR RE FR IGER ATOR Removing the ice maker storage bin 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 melt and freeze together •...
  • Page 21: Changing The Light Bulbs

    Changing the light bulbs wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before removing light bulb. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. To change upper refrigerator light: Unplug the refrigerator. Remove the light bulb cover by pushing on the rear corners and slide back.
  • Page 22: Understanding The Sounds You May Hear

    To change dispenser area light: Unplug the refrigerator. Reach through dispenser area to remove bulb. Replace with a heavy-duty 6-watt bulb, which can be purchased from your Whirlpool dealer. Plug in the refrigerator. NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator.
  • Page 23: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    Caring for Your Refrigerator 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.
  • Page 24: Vacation And Moving Care

    CA R ING F OR Y OUR R EF RIGERATO R PART WHAT TO USE Defrost pan Sponge or cloth with mild detergent and warm water Condenser Vacuum cleaner with coils extended narrow attachment Vacation and moving care Short vacations No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than four weeks.
  • Page 25: Power Interruptions

    Power interruptions If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This helps foods stay frozen. If service will be interrupted longer than 24 hours: (a)Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen food locker.
  • Page 26: Food Storage Guide

    Food Storage Guide 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. Storing fresh food Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material.
  • Page 27: Storing Frozen Food

    Storing frozen food The freezer section is designed for storage of commer- cially 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 The secret to successful freezing is in the packaging.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Performance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read through “Before calling for assistance …” below before calling for service on your appliance. 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 29: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    WHIRLPOOL appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved …...
  • Page 30 Notes...
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  • Page 32: Warranty

    F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.