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Whirlpool RT17DK Using Manual

Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator-freezer use and care guide rt17dk, rt17ek
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A Note To You
Important Safety
Parts And Features
Before Using
Using Your
Caring For Your
Food Storage Guide 20
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  • Page 1 A Note To You Important Safety lnstwctions Parts And Features Your Before Using Refrigerator Using Your Refrigerator Caring For Your Refrigerator Food Storage Guide 20 If You Need Assistance Or Service Warranty 1-800~44ROPER Call us with questions of comments. RT17DK RT17EK...
  • Page 2 Note To You Thank you for buying You have purchased a quality, worMclass went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance property and safely.
  • Page 3 Important To reduce the risk of fire, electrical using your refrigerator, . Read all instructions before using the reftigerator. *Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still danger- ous . . . even if they will ‘just sit in the garage a few days.”...
  • Page 4 The model you have purchased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly. This manual covers several models. Model RT17DK Ice cube trays and shelf - Easyclean...
  • Page 5 Model RT17EK freezer bottom Model and Leveling rollers (behind base grille) Control panel (all models) Refrigerator control Snap-off shelf trim Edllll Utility ,compatiment Base grille Freezer control...
  • Page 6 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 Installing it properly Allow 55 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Refrigerator In This Section ......8 Setting the controls Changing the control settings Removing the drop-in...
  • Page 9: Changing The Control Settings

    Changing the control If you need to adjust temperatures refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. If you have questions, call our Consumer Assistance Center number. (See page 23.) CONDITION: REASON: Refrigerator . Door opened often section 9 Large amount of food added too warm...
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    Removing the snap-off To remove the trim piece: 1. Remove all items from the shetf. 2. Pull out on the inside tab at each end of the trim piece. 3. Pull trim piece straight out. To replace the trim piece: 1.
  • Page 11: Removing The Crispers And Crisper

    Removing the crispers Because your crispers are not the same size, your crisper cover has an adjustable center track so you can switch positions of the crisp- ers. You can adjust the center track with the cover in the refrigerator by removing the crispers and the cover insert.
  • Page 12: Using The Ice Cubs Trays

    Using the ice cube trays If cubes are not used, they may shrink. The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer you store cubes, the smaller they get. To remove Ice: 1. Hold tray at both ends. 2. Twist slightly. Using the optional If your refrigerator has an automatic ice...
  • Page 13 Common ice maker problems PROBLEM CAUSE Ice crescents This is normal attached corners Ice maker ON/OFF lever in the won’t OFF (up) position make ice Freezer not cold enough Off-taste Ice attracts airborne odor in ice odors; old ice Poor water quality Foods not properly wrapped Ice bin and freezer...
  • Page 14: The Base Grille

    Removing the base grille To remove the base grille: 1. Open the refrigerator door. 2. Grasp the grille with both hands. 3. Push down on the top edge of the grille to release the top clips. 4. Roll the grille toward you to release the top clips.
  • Page 15: May Hear

    Understanding 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.
  • Page 16 Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Cleaning your refrigerator Vacation and moving care ....18 Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable few things you can do to help extend its product life.
  • Page 17 WHAT TO USE PART 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 mild detergent and warm water...
  • Page 18 Vacation and moving Long vacations If you will be gone a month or more: 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator. 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time. When the last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
  • Page 19 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 20 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 air- tight and moisture-proof material.
  • Page 21 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 22 If You Need Assistance Service Perfomance problems often result from little things you can fix without tools. Please read the chart below before calling for service on your appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
  • Page 23 4. If you need . . . ment 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 RopeP appliance.
  • Page 24 E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized appliance. This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential ties are limited to the same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand Appliances.

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