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Whirlpool RT14DKXE Use And Care Manual

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A Note To You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety . . . . . . . . 3
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Guide . . . . 19
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Or Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Index ......23 Warranty ..... . . 24 1-800-44-ROPER Call us with questions or comments. RTI 4ECRE RT14DKXE...
  • Page 2: (Complete)

    Table of Contents A Note To You..Safety ... Refrigerator Parts And Features ... 6 Before Using Your Refrigerator Cleaning your refrigerator ... 6 Plugging it in ... Installing it properly ... Leveling it..Using Your Refrigerator.. Setting the controls ... Changing the control settings..
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    Refrigerator Your safety is important to us. This guide contains statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explana- tion of the use of the symbol. IMPORTANT SAFETY Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts And Features Below are illustrations of your appliance with the parts and features called out. To help you find information on specific parts or features faster, page references are included. Model RT14ECRE Partial freezer shelf - Control panel (P. 9) Model and serial number label...
  • Page 5 Model RT14DKXE Ice cube Partial freezer shelf - Control panel - (P. 9) Model and serial label / number (on side wall) Adjustable wire shelves (P. 11) Crisper cover M (P. 11) Crisper (P. 11) Control panel Refrigerator control REFRIGERATOR 4 WARMER .
  • Page 6: Before Using Your Refrigerator

    Before Using Your Refrigerator It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it, and level it. Cleaning your refrigerator Removing packaging materials Remove tape and any inside labels (except the model and serial number label) before using the refrigerator.
  • Page 7: Plugging It In

    Plugging it in Fire Hazard Do not use an extension cord. Doing so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock. Recommended Grounding Method A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only or 20 ampere fused and properly grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
  • Page 8: Installing It Properly

    Installing it properly Allow 3 inches (7.5 cm) between over- head cabinets and the refrigerator top. Allow at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the condenser coils (on back of cabinet) and the back wall. Allow M inch (1.25 cm) on each side of the cabinet for easier installation.
  • Page 9: Using Your Refrigerator

    Using Your Refrigerator 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 some of the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. Setting the controls Temperature...
  • Page 10: Changing The Control Settings

    Changing the control If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. If you have questions, call us at l-800-447-6737. CONDITION: REASON: Refrigerator Door opened often section Large amount of food added too warm Room temperature too warm...
  • Page 11: Removing The Crisper And Cover

    Removing the crisper (Model RT14DKXE) To remove the crisper: 1. Slide crisper out to the stop. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4. Replace in reverse order. To remove the cover: 1. Lift the front, then the back.
  • Page 12: Using The Optional Automatic

    Using the optional (Model RT14DKXE) If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later, here are a few things you will want to know. The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. DOWN to make ice automatically...
  • Page 13: Understanding The Sounds You May Hear

    Changing the light Electrical Shock Hazard Unplug the refrigerator before removing light bulb. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. To change refrigerator light: 1. Unplug the refrigerator. 2. Reach behind Control Panel to remove bulb. 3.
  • Page 14: Saving Energy

    Ice maker sounds trickling water thud (clatter of ice) 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. Running sounds Your refrigerator has a high-efficiency compressor and motor.
  • Page 15: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    Caring For Your Refrigerator Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable 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. Cleaning your refrigerator Both the refrigerator and freezer sections...
  • Page 16 PART WHAT TO USE Door liners Sponge, soft cloth, and gaskets or paper towel with mild detergent and warm water Plastic parts Soft, clean sponge (covers and or soft, clean cloth panels) with mild detergent and warm water Defrost pan Sponge or cloth with (on top of mild detergent and...
  • Page 17 Vacation and moving Short vacations No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be away for less than 4 weeks. 1. Use up any perishables. 2. Freeze other items. 3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
  • Page 18 Power interruptions If electricity goes off, call the power com- pany. Ask how long power will be off. 1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep both doors closed. This helps foods stay frozen. 2. If service will be interrupted longer than 24 hours: (a) Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen food locker.
  • Page 19: Food Storage Guide

    Food Storage 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 Storing fresh food Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material.
  • Page 20 Storing frozen food The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing food at home. NOTE: For further information about prepar- ing food for freezing or food storage times, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service or check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Listed in the chart below are the most common problems consumers run into with their refrigerator. Please read through this chart before calling for service. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Your refrigerator Is the power supply cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper will not operate...
  • Page 22: Or Service

    . . . 3. If you need replacement parts FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your ROPER@ appli- ance. FSP replacement parts will fit right...
  • Page 23: Index

    Index This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC CARE Moving ... Power interruptions Vacation ... CLEANING ... 6, 15-l 6 CONTROLS Changing settings ... Setting ... CRISPER Cover ...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    E. Any food loss due to product failure. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized appliance. This ROPER appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. it be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential limitation may not apply to you.

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