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Whirlpool ST18PKXJW00 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide Table of Contents/Table des matières...2 2212862...
  • 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 Location Requirements... 4 Electrical Requirements ... 5 Connecting to a Water Source ... 5 Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (optional) and Replacing ...
  • 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 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: Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (Optional) And Replacing

    3. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer. If your water conditions require a second water strainer, install it in the in. (6.35 mm) water line at either tube connection. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest appliance dealer. 4.
  • Page 7: Door Removal

    Door Removal & Replacement Base Grille Top Hinge 1. Top Hinge Cover " Hex-Head Hinge Screws 3. Top Hinge Center Hinge 1. Center Hinge " Hex-Head Hinge Screws Bottom Hinge 1. Bottom Hinge " Hex-Head Hinge Screws Door Swing Reversal (optional) 1.
  • Page 8: Door Closing And Alignment

    Door Closing and Alignment Door Closing Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers – one on the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below: 1.
  • Page 9: Setting The Control(S)

    Setting the Control(s) For your convenience, your refrigerator control(s) are preset at the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that the control(s) are still preset to the mid-settings as shown. NOTE: To turn your refrigerator off, turn the refrigerator control to the word OFF or until the word OFF appears.
  • Page 10: Refrigerator Features

    To increase ice production rate: Normal Ice Production: In normal ice production mode, the ice maker should produce approximately 8 to 12 batches of ice in a 24-hour period. If ice is not being made fast enough, turn the Freezer Control toward a higher (colder) number in half number steps.
  • Page 11: Crispers And Meat Drawers

    To remove the shelf: NOTE: The shelf is heavy and must be removed using both hands. 1. Hold the back of the shelf with one hand. 2. Lift the front of the shelf with the other hand to a 45° angle and lower it slightly to release it from the upper channel of the track.
  • Page 12: Chilled Meat Drawer

    Humidity control location: Humidity Control on crisper drawer (Style 1 - on left/Style 2 - on right) Chilled Meat Drawer (on some models) Slide the meat drawer temperature control forward to make the meat drawer less cold or backward to make the drawer more cold.
  • Page 13: Pull-Out Freezer Floor

    Pull-out Freezer Floor (on some models) To remove and replace the freezer floor: 1. Remove the freezer floor by pulling it out about 1 in. (25.40 mm) with one hand around the air tower section (center back) and one hand at center front. 2.
  • Page 14: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    CARING FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR Cleaning Your Refrigerator Explosion Hazard Use nonflammable cleaner. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire. Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically. However, clean both sections about once a month to prevent odors from building up.
  • Page 15: 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 cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
  • Page 16 The water dispenser will not operate properly Has the water system not filled? The water system needs to be filled the first time it is used. Use a sturdy container to depress the water dispenser until water begins to flow. Dispense and discard 2 to 3 gallons (8 to 12 L) of water.
  • Page 17: 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...
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  • Page 20: 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.