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Whirlpool SS22AEXHW00 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide Table of Contents ... 2 2211659...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS REFRIGERATOR SAFETY... 3 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator...3 INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ...4 Unpacking Your Refrigerator ...4 Space Requirements...4 Electrical Requirements ...5 Base Grille ...5 Door Removal...6 Door Closing...7 Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source ...8 Water System Preparation...9 Understanding Sounds You May Hear...9 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ...9...
  • Page 3: 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: Installing Your Refrigerator

    INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Unpacking Your Refrigerator 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 or glue from your refrigerator before using. To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly with your thumb.
  • 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

    TOOLS NEEDED: in. hex-head socket wrench, 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. Disconnect power before removing doors. Reconnect both ground wires before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 7: Door Closing

    Tools Needed: in. hex-head socket wrench, socket wrench and a flat-head screwdriver. NOTE: It may only be necessary to remove either the door handle or the doors to get your product through the doorway of your residence. Measure the door opening to determine whether to remove the refrigerator handles or the doors.
  • Page 8: Connecting The Refrigerator To A Water Source

    Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source Read all directions carefully before you begin. IMPORTANT: If operating the refrigerator before installing the water connection, turn ice maker to the OFF position to prevent operation without water. All installations must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
  • Page 9: Water System Preparation

    Water System Preparation (on some models) Please read before using the water system. Immediately after installation, follow the steps below to make sure that the water system is properly cleaned. 1. Turn off the ice maker by opening the freezer door and lifting up the wire shut-off arm as shown.
  • Page 10: Setting The Controls

    Do not block any of these vents with food such as soda, cereal, bread, etc. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be prevented and the temperature controls will not function properly. IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any odors formed in one section will transfer to the other.
  • Page 11: Water And Ice Dispensers

    Water and Ice Dispensers (on some models) WARNING Cut Hazard Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice or water. Failure to do so can result in cuts. Depending on your model, you may have one or more of the following options: the ability to select either crushed or cubed ice, a special light that turns on when you use the dispenser, or a lock option to avoid accidental dispensing.
  • Page 12: Interior Water Filtration System

    Interior Water Filtration System (on some models) The interior water filter cartridge is located in the upper corner of the fresh food compartment of the refrigerator. The interior water filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or earlier if the flow of water to your water dispenser or ice maker decreases noticeably.
  • Page 13: Refrigerator Features

    REMEMBER: Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the first three batches of ice produced to avoid impurities that may be flushed out of the system. The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the water supplied to your ice maker.
  • Page 14: Flip-Up Shelf

    To replace the shelf: NOTE: Make sure that both of the rear shelf slides are securely in the track before letting go of the shelf. The lateral shelf may be difficult to install if the track is placed too close to the refrigerator ceiling.
  • Page 15: Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer Temperature Control

    Convertible Vegetable/Meat Drawer Temperature Control The convertible vegetable/meat drawer can be adjusted to properly chill meats or vegetables. The air inside the pan is cooled to prevent “spot” freezing and can be set to keep meats at the National Livestock and Meat Board recommended storage temperatures of 28°- 32°F (-2°- 0°C).
  • Page 16: Freezer Basket

    For more information on preparing food for freezing, check a freezer guide or reliable cookbook. Freezer Basket (plastic bin on some models) The freezer basket can be used to store bags of frozen fruits and vegetables that may slide off freezer shelves. To remove and replace the freezer basket: 1.
  • Page 17: Changing The Light Bulbs

    3. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets.
  • Page 18: Power Interruptions

    Lower Freezer Light Behind Top Freezer Basket (on some models) Remove the top freezer basket. Remove light shield by grasping the top and bottom center of the shield and pulling forward while turning it slightly to one side until one of the side tabs become free.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Your refrigerator will not operate Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
  • Page 20 Is the water shut-off valve turned completely on? Turn valve on fully. Refer to the “Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source” section. Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly. First, check the filter installation instructions to ensure that the filter was installed correctly and is not clogged.
  • Page 21 The dispenser water is not cool enough Has the refrigerator been newly installed? Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool completely. Has a large amount of water been recently dispensed? Allow 24 hours for the water to cool completely. Has water not been recently dispensed? The first glass of water may not be cool.
  • Page 22: 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 Appliance Customer Interaction Center c/o Correspondence Dept.
  • Page 23: Product Data Sheets

    PRODUCT DATA SHEETS Standard Interior Water Filtration System Model WFI-NL200/NL200 Capacity : 200 gallons (757 liters), Service flow rate: 0.5 GPM (1.89 L/min.) @ 60 psi. Substance U.S. EPA Reduction Chlorine, Taste/Odor Cyst Interior Water Filtration System Model WFI-NLC200/NLC200 Capacity: 200 gallons (757 liters), Service flow rate: 0.5 GPM (1.89 L/min.) @ 60 psi.
  • Page 24: Refrigerator Warranty

    For two years from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator (excluding the water filter) is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in materials or workmanship.