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Troubleshooting; Refrigerator Operation; Temperature And Moisture - Whirlpool GARF19XXPK01 Use And Care Manual

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Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.

Refrigerator Operation

The refrigerator will not operate
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is working.
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Is control on? Make sure the refrigerator control is on. See
"Using the Control."
New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature control to coldest setting will
not cool the refrigerator more quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
high-efficiency compressor and fans. The unit may run even longer if
the room is warm, a large food load is added, the door is opened
often, or if the door has been left open.
The refrigerator seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new
refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are
listed some normal sounds with explanations.
Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize performance.
Hissing/Rattling - flow of refrigerant, movement of water lines,
or from items placed on top of the refrigerator.
Popping - contraction/expansion of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down.
Water running/dripping - may be heard when water melts
during defrosting and runs into the drain pan.
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TROUBLESHOOTING

The door will not close completely
Door blocked open? Move food packages away from door.
Bin or shelf in the way? Push bin or shelf back in the correct
position.
Crisper cover in the way? Make sure the crisper cover is fully
pushed in, so that the back rests on the supports.
The door is difficult to open
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Gaskets dirty or sticky? Clean gaskets and contact surfaces
with mild soap and warm water. Rinse and dry with soft cloth.
Temperature is too warm
New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
Door opened often or left open? Allows warm air to enter
refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep door fully closed.
Large load of food added? Allow several hours for refrigerator
to return to normal temperature.
Control set correctly for the surrounding conditions? Adjust
the control a setting colder. Check temperature in 24 hours. See
"Using the Control."
There is interior moisture buildup
NOTE: Some moisture build-up is normal.
Humid room? Contributes to moisture build-up.
Door opened often or left open? Allows humid air to enter
refrigerator. Minimize door openings and keep door fully closed.
WARNING
Explosion Hazard

Temperature and Moisture

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