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Indicator Pin; Semiautomatic Defrost; Manual Defrost; Defrost And Clean The Freezer - Whirlpool EL1WSRXLQ0 Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool refrigerator use & care guide
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Defrost and Clean the Freezer

Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
You can use the semiautomatic defrost feature or manually
defrost the freezer. With semiautomatic defrost, you start the
defrost cycle manually, but it ends automatically (HRF1-2001).
Complete defrosting and cleaning should be done at least once a
year. In high humidity areas, a freezer may need more frequent
defrosting and cleaning.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on your freezer. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts. Damage can occur.
If there are crumbs in the freezer that may clog the drains or
cause an odor in the defrost pan, you should manually defrost the
freezer.

Indicator pin

The indicator pin in your freezer will help you know when to use
semiautomatic defrost or to manually defrost the freezer.
Ice not thicker than the indicator pin: Use the semiautomatic
defrost cycle. If the ice is thicker than the indicator pin, the
semiautomatic defrost cycle will be longer and may not
completely defrost the freezer.
Ice thicker than the indicator pin: Manually defrost the freezer.
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1. Indicator Pin
2. Use Semiautomatic Defrost
3. Use Manual Defrost

Semiautomatic defrost

IMPORTANT: It is important keep the refrigerator door closed
during the semiautomatic defrost cycle. For best results, run
semiautomatic defrost overnight.
1. Remove all frozen food. Store it in a cooler with ice, additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
2. Remove all food from the convertible compartment and store
it in a cooler, additional refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
3. Close the freezer and refrigerator compartment doors and
press the defrost button in the center of the refrigerator
control.
IMPORTANT: Once the defrost button is pressed, the defrost
cycle cannot be interrupted. Be sure to keep both the
refrigerator and freezer compartment doors closed during the
defrost cycle.
Water from the melting ice will flow through the convertible
compartment and interior defrost tray down to the defrost
pan at the back of the refrigerator. The water will gradually
evaporate. It is not necessary to empty the defrost pan for
more than an occasional cleaning.
4. When the defrost cycle ends, the refrigerator will
automatically turn on and cool the product to the previously
selected temperature setting. It is normal to have some water
drops in the convertible compartment or the freezer.
5. Replace the food in the freezer and convertible compartment.
NOTE: If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If
the condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.

Manual defrost

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1. Turn the refrigerator control to OFF.
2. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
3. Remove all frozen food. Store it in a cooler with ice, additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
4. Remove all food from the convertible compartment and store
it in a cooler, additional refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
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