A Note To You Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL@ Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, 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. It contains valuable informa- tion about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
Refrigerator Your safety is important to us. This guide contains statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explana- tion of the use of the symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
Parts And Features Below are illustrations of your appliance with the parts and features called out. To help you find information on specific parts or features faster, page references are included. Model ETl4NKXE Ice cube trays - (P. 11) Partial freezer shelf Control pane...
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Before Using Your Refrigerator It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it, and level it. Cleaning your refrigerator Removing packaging materials Remove tape and any inside labels (except the model and serial number label) before using the refrigerator.
Plugging it in Fire Hazard Do not use an extension cord. Doing so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Recommended Grounding Method A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is required.
Leveling Make sure the refrigerator is level for efficient operation. To level refrigerator: 1. Keep the 4 bolts that held the refrigerator in the shipping crate. They are the leveling legs. 2. Screw these bolts all the way into the bolt holes on the bottom corners of the 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 some of the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. Setting the controls Temperature...
Changing the control If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. If you have questions, call us at 1-800-253-l 301. CONDITION: REASON: Refrigerator Door opened often section Large amount of food added too warm...
Adjusting the refrigerator Adjust shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove a shelf: 1. Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. 3. Lift the front. 4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way. To replace a shelf: 1.
Removing the meat drawer (Model ET14NKXE) To remove the meat drawer: 1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop. 2. Lift front of meat drawer. 3. Slide meat drawer out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1.
Solving common ice maker PR’OBLEM POSSIBLE Ice crescents attached This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasion- at corners ally to keep cubes SeDarated. Ice maker will not ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the operate or ice is not ON (down) position.
_ .- _..._ Understanding Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls, and cabinets can make the sounds seem louder.
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. Cleaning your refrigerator Both the refrigerator and freezer sections...
PART WHAT TO USE Door liners Sponge, soft cloth and gaskets or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge (covers and or soft, clean cloth panels) with mild detergent and warm water Sponge or cloth Defrost pan with mild detergent (on top of...
Vacation and moving Short vacations No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than 4 weeks. 1. Use up any perishables. 2. Freeze other items. 3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
Power interruptions If electricity goes off, call the power com- pany. 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...
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 airtight and moisture-proof material.
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, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.
Troubleshooting Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their refrigerator. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper Your refrigera- tor will not...
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C. Pickup and delivery. Your refrigerator is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your refrigerator caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any food loss due to product failure.