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Whirlpool GS6SHANLB00 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 ® SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... Table of Contents ...2 2214241...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS REFRIGERATOR SAFETY ...3 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator...3 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION...4 Unpacking ...4 Location Requirements ...4 Electrical Requirements ...5 Base Grille ...5 Door Removal...6 Door Closing...7 Water Supply Connection ...8 Water System Preparation ...8 Normal Sounds ...9 REFRIGERATOR USE ...9 Ensuring Proper Air Circulation...9 Using the Controls ...9...
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    REFRIGERATOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Refrigerator Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Unpacking WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Removing packaging materials Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on the refrigerator.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements 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. Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection:...
  • Page 6: Door Removal

    Door Removal TOOLS NEEDED: in., in., and wrenches, a flat-head screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors. NOTE: It may be necessary only to remove either the door handle or the doors to get your product through the doorway of your residence.
  • Page 7: Door Closing

    Handle Removal (optional) 1. Apply firm pressure with your hand on the face of trim. Slide top trim up and bottom trim down away from handle. Lift trim pieces off shoulder screws (see Graphic 1). NOTE: Some models include accent pieces between the handle and the handle trim.
  • Page 8: Water Supply Connection

    Water Supply Connection Read all directions carefully before you begin. IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is connected, turn the ice maker OFF. All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements. Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain above freezing.
  • Page 9: Normal Sounds

    NOTES: If your model has a base grille filter system, make sure the base grille filter is properly installed and the cap is in the horizontal position. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.
  • Page 10: Water And Ice Dispensers

    The preset settings should be correct for normal household usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm. If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not blocked before adjusting the controls.
  • Page 11: Water Filtration System

    To dispense water: 1. Press a glass against the water dispenser lever. 2. Remove the glass to stop dispensing. NOTE: Dispense enough water every week to maintain a fresh supply. The dispenser light The dispenser area has a light. It can be turned on manually by pressing the ON button at the right-hand side of the control panel.
  • Page 12: Ice Maker And Storage Bin/Bucket

    5. With cartridge cap in the vertical position, push the new filter cartridge into the base grille until it stops. Rotate the cartridge cap clockwise to a horizontal position. Flush the water system (see “Flushing the Water System after Replacing Filter”...
  • Page 13: Refrigerator Features

    To remove and replace freezer door ice bucket (Style 2): 1. Place four fingers in bucket base opening and rest thumb on the release button. 2. Holding the base of the bucket with both hands, depress the release button and lift the bucket up and out. It is not necessary to turn the ice maker control to the OFF (right) position.
  • Page 14: Deli Drawer

    3. Pull the front of the shelf forward until it fits into place. Deli Drawer (on some models) The deli drawer stores raisins, nuts, spreads, and other small items at normal refrigerator temperatures. To remove and replace the deli drawer: 1.
  • Page 15: Wine Or Can/Bottle Rack

    Humidity control location: Humidity Control on crisper drawer (Style 1 - on left) Humidity Control on crisper cover (Style 2 - on right) Wine or Can/Bottle Rack (on some models - Accessory) To remove and replace the wine rack (left) or can/bottle rack (right): 1.
  • Page 16: Can Racks And Door Bins

    Drop-in Door Rails To remove and replace the rails: 1. Remove the rails by pulling straight up on each end of the rail. 2. Replace the rails by sliding the shelf rail into the slots on the door and pushing the rail straight down until it stops. Can Racks and Door Bins (on some models) NOTE: Can racks may be purchased as an Accessory for some...
  • Page 17: Changing The Light Bulbs

    Changing the Light Bulbs NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size and shape. The dispenser light requires a heavy duty 10-watt bulb. All other lights require a 40-watt appliance bulb. Replacement bulbs are available from your dealer.
  • Page 18: Vacation And Moving Care

    Vacation and Moving Care Vacations If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you’re away: 1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Raise wire shut-off arm to OFF (up) position or move the switch to the OFF (right) setting.
  • Page 19 Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the “Cleaning” section. Are the door gaskets not sealed all the way around? Contact a technician or other qualified person. NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one due to its high efficiency motor.
  • Page 20 Ice bucket difficult to remove Is the ice bucket difficult to remove (on some models)? For models with an ice bucket located on the freezer door, select “cubed” ice. Using a sturdy glass, quickly depress and release the ice dispenser arm. Open the freezer door, depress the release button on the ice bucket and lift upward.
  • Page 21: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center...
  • Page 22: Water Filter Certifications

  • Page 23: Performance Data Sheets

    PERFORMANCE DATA SHEETS Model WF-NL300/NL300 capacity 300 Gallons (1136 Liters) Model WF-L500/L500 capacity 500 Gallons (1893 Liters) This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42/53 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in ANSI/NSF 42/53.
  • Page 24: Warranty

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.