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  • Page 1 Use&Care Side by Side Refrigerator Table of Contents ... d’ u tilisation et d’ e ntretien Réfrigérateur côte à côte Table des matières ... APPLIANCES 2194925...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    ABLE OF ONTENTS A Note to You ... Refrigerator Safety ... Parts and Features ... Installing Your Refrigerator ... Using Your Refrigerator ... Ensuring proper air circulation ... Setting the controls ... Changing the control settings ... Using the ice and water dispensers ... Removing the drop-in door trim ...
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    OTE TO Thank you for buying an ESTATE Your ESTATE refrigerator gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 4: Refrigerator Safety

    EFRIGERATOR Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards such as fire, electrical shock, or other injuries.
  • Page 5 ROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR wWARNING Suffocation Hazard Remove doors from your old refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage. IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigera- tors are still dangerous ...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This manual covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
  • Page 7: Pièces Et Caractéristiques

    IÈCES ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES Veuillez utiliser cet renseignements pour bien connaître les pièces et les caractéristiques. Les références de page sont incluses pour vous accommoder. REMARQUE : Ce manuel couvre plusieurs modèles différents. Le réfrigérateur que vous avez acheté peut avoir certaines ou toutes les caractéristiques indiquées ci-dessous. Les emplacements des caractéristiques indiqués ci-dessous peuvent ne pas correspondre à...
  • Page 8: Installing Your Refrigerator

    NSTALLING EFRIGERATOR It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, install it, connect it to a power source, and level it. NPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR wWARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 9 Unpacking your refrigerator (cont.) Cleaning before use After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions in the “Caring for Your Refrigerator” section for more information. PACE REQUIREMENTS wWARNING Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and...
  • Page 10 LECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS wWARNING 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 11 EVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the doors may not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems. It is very important for the refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
  • Page 12 Leveling and door alignment (cont.) To level your refrigerator, you may either turn the screw clockwise to raise that side of the refrigerator, or turn the screw counterclockwise to lower that side. Place a level on top of the refrigerator to check adjust- ments.
  • Page 13 TTACHING THE OPTIONAL ICE MAKER TO A WATER SUPPLY Read all directions carefully before you begin. wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before installing ice maker. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. Installation requirements: •...
  • Page 14 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Valve selection: Your appliance dealer has a kit available with a saddle-type shut-off valve, a union, and copper tubing. Before purchasing, make sure a saddle-type valve com- plies with your local plumbing codes. Do not use a piercing-type or ⁄...
  • Page 15 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Connecting to water line Unplug the refrigerator or discon- nect power supply. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet long enough to clear line of water. Find a ⁄...
  • Page 16 Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Using a grounded drill, drill a ⁄ water pipe you have selected. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe clamp. Be sure outlet end is solidly in the hole in the water pipe and that washer is under the pipe clamp.
  • Page 17: Attaching The Optional Ice Maker To A Water Supply

    Attaching the optional ice maker to a water supply (cont.) Connecting to refrigerator Disconnect the tube clamp on the back of the product and insert copper tubing through the clamp as shown at the right. Attach the copper tube to the valve inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown.
  • Page 18: Using Your Refrigerator

    SING EFRIGERATOR 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 the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. NSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION In order to ensure proper tempera-...
  • Page 19: Setting The Controls

    ETTING THE CONTROLS When you first install your refrigerator, set the Refrigerator and Freezer Controls at the mid-setting(s). Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before adding food. IMPORTANT: If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your food may spoil.
  • Page 20: Changing The Control Settings

    HANGING THE CONTROL SETTINGS If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. CONDITION/ REASON: REFRIGERATOR section too warm • Door opened often •...
  • Page 21: Using The Ice And Water Dispensers

    SING THE ICE AND WATER DISPENSERS wWARNING Cut Hazard Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice or water. Failure to do so can result in cuts. The ice dispenser Ice dispenses from the ice maker storage bin in the freezer. When the dispenser lever is pressed, a trap- door opens in a chute between the dispenser and the ice bin.
  • Page 22 Using the ice and water dispensers (cont.) To dispense ice: Press button for the desired type of ice. Press a sturdy container against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the container close to the dispenser opening so ice does not fall outside of the glass.
  • Page 23 Using the ice and water dispensers (cont.) The water dispenser Chilled water comes from a tank behind the meat drawer. It holds approximately 1 ⁄ quarts (1.5 L). When the refrigerator is first hooked up, press the water dis- penser bar with a glass or jar until you draw and discard 2 or 3 quarts (1.9 to 2.8 L).
  • Page 24 Removing the crisper and crisper cover (cont.) 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. The red indicator above the button will appear.
  • Page 25: Removing The Drop-In Door Trim

    EMOVING THE DROP IN DOOR TRIM (on some models) To remove the trim piece: Remove all items from the shelf. Pull straight up on each end of the trim piece. To replace the trim piece: Locate each end of the trim piece above the trim pocket opening.
  • Page 26: Removing The Snack Bin

    EMOVING THE SNACK BIN (on some models) To remove the snack bin: Slide snack bin straight out to the stop with an even, constant motion. Lift the front. Slide bin out the rest of the way. Replace in reverse order. DJUSTING THE REFRIGERATOR SHELVES...
  • Page 27: Removing The Convertible Vegetable

    EMOVING THE CONVERTIBLE VEGETABLE MEAT DRAWER AND COVER To remove the meat drawer: Slide the meat drawer straight out to the stop. Lift the front slightly. Slide out the rest of the way. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: Remove the crisper, the crisper cover, and the meat drawer.
  • Page 28: Meat Drawer Temperature

    DJUSTING THE CONVERTIBLE VEGETABLE MEAT DRAWER TEMPERATURE (on some models) Cold air flows from the freezer into the meat drawer. This helps keep the meat drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator for better storage of meats. Slide the control from side to side to let more or less cold air through.
  • Page 29: Removing The Freezer Bin

    Removing the crisper and crisper cover (cont.) To remove the cover: Hold the glass insert firmly while pushing up from the bottom. Slide the glass insert out. Lift cover frame up and out. NOTE: Before reinstalling the cover, make sure the U-shaped reinforce- ment bar is reinstalled.
  • Page 30: Removing The Freezer Shelves

    EMOVING THE FREEZER SHELVES To remove a shelf: Lift right side of shelf off supports. Slide shelf out of shelf support holes. Replace in reverse order. SING THE OPTIONAL AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (on some models) Before you turn the ice maker on, be sure that it is attached to a water supply.
  • Page 31: Removing The Ice Bin

    Using the optional automatic ice maker (cont.) • Avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can damage the ice maker mold and lead to poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided, make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well maintained.
  • Page 32 Removing the ice bin (cont.) To remove the ice bin: Pull the covering panel out from the bottom and then slide it back toward the rear. Lift the signal arm so it clicks into the OFF (up) position. Ice can still be dispensed, but no more can be made.
  • Page 33: Removing The Base Grille

    EMOVING THE BASE GRILLE You will need to remove the base grille to clean the defrost pan or the condenser coils, or to level the front of the refrigerator. NOTE: Carefully avoid touching the condenser coils while cleaning. Surfaces may be hot. To remove the base grille: Open both doors.
  • Page 34: Refrigerator Light

    Changing the light bulbs (cont.) Refrigerator light: Unplug refrigerator or disconnect refrigerator from power supply. Reach behind the Control Panel and remove the bulb. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
  • Page 35 Changing the light bulbs (cont.) Freezer light: Unplug refrigerator or disconnect refrigerator from power supply. Push in the sides of the light shield and pull down until the shield snaps free. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. Replace the light shield. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
  • Page 36: Saving Energy

    Changing the light bulbs (cont.) Dispenser area light: Unplug refrigerator or disconnect refrigerator from power supply. Reach through the dispenser area to remove the bulb. Replace the bulb with a heavy- duty 10-watt bulb, which can be purchased from your Roper dealer.
  • Page 37: Understanding The Sounds You May Hear

    NDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls, and cabi- nets, can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are.
  • Page 38: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    ARING FOR 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. LEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost auto- matically.
  • Page 39: Entretien Du Réfrigérateur

    NTRETIEN DU RÉFRIGÉRATEUR Ce réfrigérateur a été conçu et construit pour offrir de nombreuses années de service fiable. L’utilisateur peut cependant faire certaines choses pour en augmenter la longévité. Cette section décrit comment nettoyer le réfrigérateur, et ce qu’il faut faire avant une période de vacances, avant un déménagement, ou à...
  • Page 40 Nettoyage du réfrigérateur (suite) PIÈCE COMMENTAIRES • Plateau de dégivrage Retirer la grille de la base. • Retirer le plateau de dégivrage, que l’on peut atteindre par la petite ouverture sur le côté droit. • Laver, rincer et sécher à fond. •...
  • Page 41: Short Vacations

    ACATION AND MOVING CARE Short vacations If you will be away for less than four weeks, use these tips to prepare your refrigerator before you leave. Use up any perishables and freeze other items. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: •...
  • Page 42 Vacation and moving care (cont.) Empty water from the defrost pan. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them together so they don’t shift and rattle during the move. Screw in the leveling rollers. Tape the doors shut and the power cord to the refrigerator cabinet.
  • Page 43 EMOVING THE DOORS wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before removing doors. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. NOTE: Before removing doors, open both doors and remove base grille (see the “Removing the base grille” section).
  • Page 44 Removing the doors (cont.) Left top hinge • Remove hinge cover (A) and screws (B). • Disconnect wiring plug (D) and both ground wires (C). Carefully lift door up off bottom hinge. Make sure you protect water line from damage. DO NOT REMOVE SCREW (E) [not on all models] Disassemble right top hinge.
  • Page 45: Food Storage Guide

    TORAGE 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 steps. TORING FRESH FOOD Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 46 Storing fresh food (cont.) Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers) Place in plastic bags, or plastic container and store in crisper Fish Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased. Meat Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof.
  • Page 47 TORING FROZEN FOOD The freezer section is designed for storing commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. Packaging Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging.
  • Page 48 Storing frozen food (cont.) Freezing Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours (about 2 to 3 lbs of food per cubic foot [907-1,350 g per liter] of freezer space). Leave enough space in the freezer for air to circulate around packages.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting Guide

    ROUBLESHOOTING You can solve many common refrigerator problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve your problem without outside help. If the suggestions do not work, please call the Consumer Assistance Center. NOTE: The Index in the back of the book will help you locate the appropriate sections that are referenced throughout this Troubleshooting Guide.
  • Page 50 The motor seems to run too much Check if ... The room temperature is hotter than normal. A large amount of food has just been added to the refrigerator. The door is opened often. The controls are not set correctly for the surrounding conditions.
  • Page 51 The ice maker is not producing ice Check if ... The freezer temperature is not cold enough to produce ice. The ice maker arm is in the “OFF” (up) position. The water line shut-off valve to the refrigerator is not turned on.
  • Page 52 The ice dispenser will not operate properly Check if ... The freezer door is not closed completely. The ice bin is not installed correctly. The wrong ice has been added to the bin. The ice has frozen in the ice bin. The ice has melted around the auger (metal spiral) in the ice bucket.
  • Page 53 Water or ice is leaking from the dispenser Check if ... The glass is not being held under the ice dispenser long enough, causing the ice to spill. The glass is not being held under the water dispenser long enough, causing water to drip. An ice cube is stuck in the chute and holding the trap door open.
  • Page 54 There is interior moisture build-up Check if ... The air vents are blocked in the refrigerator. The door is opened often. The room is humid. The food is not packaged correctly. The controls are not set correctly for the surrounding conditions. A self defrost cycle was completed.
  • Page 55: Guide De Dépannage

    UIDE DE DÉPANNAGE Vous pouvez résoudre de nombreux problèmes communs des réfrigérateurs, ce qui vous économise le coût possible d’un appel de service. Essayer les suggestions ci-dessous pour voir si vous pouvez résoudre votre problème sans aide de l’extérieur. Si les suggestions ne fonctionnent pas, veuillez appeler le Centre d’assistance aux consommateurs.
  • Page 56 Le plateau de dégivrage contient de l’eau Vérifier si ... Le réfrigérateur se dégivre. Le réfrigérateur est plus humide que normalement. L’eau dans le plateau de dégivrage déborde. Le moteur semble fonctionner excessivement Vérifier si ... La température ambiante est plus chaude que normale- ment.
  • Page 57 Le réfrigérateur semble faire trop de bruit Vérifier si ... Certains sons et bruits sont communs pour les ré- frigérateurs neufs. La machine à glaçons ne produit pas de glaçons Vérifier si ... La température du congélateur n’est pas assez froide pour produire des glaçons Le levier de la machine à...
  • Page 58 Le distributeur de glaçons ne fonctionne pas bien Vérifier si ... La porte du congélateur n’est pas complètement fermée. Le bac à glaçons n’est pas correctement installé. La mauvaise glace a été ajoutée au bac. Des glaçons ont gelé dans le bac à glaçons. Les glaçons ont fondu autour du serpentin (spirale en métal) dans le bac à...
  • Page 59 Le distributeur d’eau ne fonctionne pas bien Vérifier si ... La porte du réfrigérateur n’est pas complètement fermée. Le réservoir d’eau ne s’est pas rempli. Le robinet d’arrêt d’eau n’est pas ouvert ou la canalisation d’eau n’est pas reliée à la source. Le robinet d’arrêt d’eau est obstrué...
  • Page 60 L’eau du distributeur n’est pas assez froide Vérifier si ... Le réfrigérateur vient d’être installé. Une grande quantité d’eau a récemment été retirée. Aucune eau n’a été récemment retirée. La cloison au centre entre les deux sections est tiède Vérifier si ... Le serpentin à...
  • Page 61 La température est trop tiède Vérifier si ... Les ouvertures d’aération sont bloquées dans une section ou l’autre. Cette obstruction empêche le mouvement de l’air froid du congélateur au réfrigéra- teur. La(les) porte(s) est(sont) souvent ouverte(s). Une grande quantité d’aliments vient d’être ajoutée au réfrigérateur ou au congélateur.
  • Page 62 Les portes ne se ferment pas complètement Vérifier si ... Les emballages des aliments ne bloquent pas l’ouverture de la porte. Le bac à glaçons n’est pas en bonne position. Les plats, tablettes, bacs ou paniers ne sont pas en bonne position.
  • Page 63: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number or your nearest authorized service center. If the dealer, authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP).
  • Page 64 EQUESTING SSISTANCE OR Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting Guide” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. F YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE IN CANADA 1.
  • Page 65: Demande D'assistance Ou De Service

    EMANDE D ASSISTANCE OU DE SERVICE ’ Avant de faire un appel pour assistance ou service, veuillez vérifier la section “Guide de dépannage”. Cette action peut vous faire économiser le coût d’un appel de service. Si vous avez encore besoin d’assistance, suivre les instructions ci-dessous.
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  • Page 69: Warranty

    E. Any food loss due to product failure. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. THIS ROPER APPLIANCE IS WARRANTED BY WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL IT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.
  • Page 70: Garantie

    E. Toute perte d’aliments due à une panne de l’appareil. F. Les réparations des pièces ou systèmes résultant de modifications non autorisées apportées à l’appareil. L’APPAREIL ROPER EST GARANTI PAR WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION. EN AUCUNE CIRCONSTANCE ELLE SERA RESPONSIBLE EN VERTU DE CETTE GARANTIE POUR LES DOMMAGES FORTUITS OU INDIRECTS.
  • Page 71: Index

    NDEX This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the pages on which you can find each topic. TOPIC AIR CIRCULATION ... 18 BASE GRILLE Removing ... 33 CLEANING How to ... 38 Moving ...
  • Page 72 Controlling ... 19 TROUBLESHOOTING ... 49-54 WARRANTY ... 69 2194925 © 1996 Whirlpool, U.S.A. Marque déposée de Whirlpool, U.S.A., Inglis Limitée porteur de licence au Canada. Index (suite) PAGE SUJET PANNE DE COURANT ÉLECTRIQUE ... 42 PIÈCES ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ... 7 SECTION DU CONGÉLATEUR...