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Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips; Cleaning Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ET18XM Use & Care Manual

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Sounds you may hear...
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.
The following chart describes the kinds of sounds that might be new to
you, and what may be making them.
Posslble Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
You may hear the refrigerator's fan motor and moving air.
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or Snapplng
The thermostat makes a definite click when the refrigerator stops
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running. It also makes a sound when the refrigerator starts. The defrost
timer will click when the defrost cycle starts and stops.
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Water Sounds:
When the refrigerator stops running, you may hear gurgling in the
tubing for a few minutes after it stops. You may also hear defrost water
running into the defrost water pan.
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Ice Maker Sounds:
- trlckllng
water
- thud (clatter
of Ice)
When the ice maker is running you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve], trickling water and the clatter of ice dumped into the bin.
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Runnlng Sounds:
Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency
compressor and motor. It will run
longer than older designs. It may even seem to run most of the time.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your refrigerator use less electricity.
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It is a waste of electricity
to set the refrigerator
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Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level the
and freezer to temperatures
colder than they
cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
need to be. If ice cream is firm in the freezer and
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Clean the condenser coil regularly.
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that's
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Open the door as few times as possible. Think
cold enough.
about what you need before you open the door.
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Keep the Power Saving Control on CONSUMES
Get everything out at one time. Keep foods orga-
LESS ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
nized so you won't have to search for what you
exterior.
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a heat
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Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but don't
overcrowd
it so air movement is blocked.
source such as a range, water heater, furnace,
radiator or in direct sunlight.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up.Ofcourse, spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean
it according
to the following
directions.
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