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Sounds You May Hear; Energy Saving Tips; Ice Maker; Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ETl8AK Use & Care Manual

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If you remove
the ice bin, raise the signal arm to
shut off the ice maker. When you return the bin,
push it all the way in and lowerthe
arm to the ON
position.
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If cubes
are stored too long, they may develop
an off-flavor...like
stale water. Throw them away.
They will be replaced.
Cubes
in the ice bin can
also become
smaller
by evaporation.
Sounds you may hear...
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Possible
Sounds:
Probable
Causes:
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Slight Hum, Soft Hiss:
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Clicking
or Snapping
Sounds:
You may hear the refrigerator's
fan motor and moving
air.
The thermostat
makes a definite
click when the refrigeratorstops
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:
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Ice Maker
Sounds:
- trickling
water
- thud (clatter
of ice)
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Running
Sounds:
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Good
water
quality
is important
for good
ice
quality
It is not recommended
that the ice maker
be connected
to a softened
water supply. Water
softener
chemicals
such as salt from a malfunc-
tioning
softener
can
damage
the ice maker
mold and lead to poor quality
ice. If a softened
water supply
cannot
be avoided,
then it is impor-
tant that the water
softener
be well maintained
and operating
properly.
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.
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.
If your refrigerator
has an ice maker
you may hear buzzing
(from the
water valve],
trickling
water and the clatter
of ice dumped
into the bin.
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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Check
door
gaskets
for a tight seal. Level the
cabinet
to be sure of a good
seal.
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Clean
the condenser
coil regularly.
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Open
the door as few times as possible.
Think
about what you need before you open the door.
Get everything
out at one time. Keep foods orga-
nized so you won't have to search
for what you
want. Close door as soon as food is removed.
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Go ahead
and fill up the refrigerator,
but don't
over crowd
it so air movement
is blocked.
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Cleaning your refrigerator
It is a waste
of electricity
to set the refrigerator
and
freezer
to temperatures
colder
than they
need to be. If ice cream
is firm in the freezer and
drinks are as cold as your family likes them, that's
cold enough.
Keep the Power Saving
Control
on CONSUMES
LESS ENERGY unless moisture forms on refrigerator
exterior.
Make
sure your refrigerator
is not next to a heat
source
such as a range,
water
heater, furnace,
radiator
or in direct sunlight.
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Both the refrigerator
and freezer sections
defrost
automatically.
But both should
be cleaned
about
once a month to help prevent
odors from building
up.01 course,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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