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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool W10366205A User Manual

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To Clean Your Refrigerator:
NOTE: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, muriatic acid,
cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers
containing petroleum products on exterior surfaces (doors and
cabinet), plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not
use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. 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.
3. Clean the exterior surfaces.
Painted metal: Wash painted metal exteriors with a clean,
soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent in warm water.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry immediately to
avoid water spots.
Stainless steel: Wash stainless steel surfaces with a clean,
soft cloth or sponge and a mild detergent in warm water.
Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry immediately to
avoid water spots.
NOTE: When cleaning stainless steel, always wipe in the
direction of the grain to avoid cross-grain scratching.
4. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
home operating environments. If the environment is
particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in
the home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to
3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
The refrigerator will not operate
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.
Power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Is outlet working? Plug in a lamp to see if the outlet is


to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A.,
Refrigerator Operation
If you need to clean the condenser:
Remove the base grille.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
Replace the base grille when finished.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Changing the Light Bulb
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape,
and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield (on some models).
Top of the refrigerator compartment - Slide the light shield
toward the back of the compartment to release it from the
light assembly.
3. Replace the burned-out bulb(s) with an appliance bulb(s) no
greater than 40 watts.
4. Replace the light shield.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
In Canada,
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
Are controls on? Make sure the refrigerator controls are on.
See "Using the Control(s)."
New installation? Allow 24 hours following installation for the
refrigerator to cool completely.
NOTE: Adjusting the temperature controls to coldest setting
will not cool either compartment more quickly.
The motor seems to run too much
Your new refrigerator may run longer than your old one due to its
high-efficiency compressor and fans. The unit may run even
longer if the room is warm, a large food load is added, doors are
opened often, or if the doors have been left open.
The refrigerator seems noisy
Refrigerator noise has been reduced over the years. Due to this
reduction, you may hear intermittent noises from your new
refrigerator that you did not notice from your old model. Below are
listed some normal sounds with explanations.
Buzzing - heard when the water valve opens to fill the ice
Pulsating - fans/compressor adjusting to optimize

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