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Refrigerator Use - Whirlpool GI5FVAXY User Manual

Whirlpool gi5fvaxy: user guide
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On models with notches:
Slide the indicator down into the notches, facing outward.
NOTE: The indicator will not easily slide into the notches
if the rear bubble has not been popped.
Close the air filter door, and check that the indicator is
visible through the rectangular hole in the door.
On models without notches:
Store the indicator in a visible place you will easily
remember - either inside the refrigerator, or elsewhere in
your kitchen or home.
Style 2 - Air Filter Status on Electronic Control Display
The control panel displays the Air Filter status.
GOOD - The air filter LED does not light up.
REPLACE - The air filter LED lights up constantly when the
refrigerator door is open.
EXPIRED - The air filter LED lights up constantly and flashes
when the refrigerator door is open.
After replacing the air filter, press and hold FILTERS RESET for
3 seconds. The filter icons will turn off. See "Using the Control(s)."
NOTE: At any filter status, pressing and holding FILTERS RESET
for 3 seconds will reset the air filter status to good and the air filter
LED will turn off.
Replacing the Air Filter
The disposable air filter should be replaced every 6 months, or
when the status indicator air filter icon LED turns on and starts
flashing when the refrigerator door is opened.
To order a replacement air filter, contact us using the
assistance/service information following the warranty.
1. Remove the old air filter by squeezing in on the side tabs.
2. Remove the old status indicator.
3. Install the new air filter and reset the status indicator using the
instructions in the previous sections.


Using the Controls
The temperature controls are located at the top front of the
refrigerator or freezer compartments.
Temperature Controls
For your convenience, the temperature controls are preset at the
factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make sure the
controls are still set to the recommended setting as shown.
Style 1 - Electronic
Recommended Setting "3 Snowflakes"
Style 2 - Dial
Recommended Setting "3 Snowflakes"
The recommended setting should be correct for normal
household refrigerator use. The controls are set correctly
when milk or juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is
Wait 24 hours for your refrigerator to cool completely before
adding food. If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled
completely, your food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the refrigerator and freezer temperature
controls to a colder than recommended setting will not cool
the compartments any faster.
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not
blocked before adjusting the controls.
Adjusting Controls
If you need to adjust the temperature in either the refrigerator or
freezer compartment, use the settings listed in the chart below as
a guide.
Style 1 - Press the TEMP button to display the desired number of
snowflakes from (1 least cold to 4 coldest).
Style 2 - Move the dial to the desired number of snowflakes from
(1 least cold to 5 coldest).
NOTE: Except when starting the refrigerator, do not adjust either
control more than one setting at a time. Wait 24 hours between
adjustments for the temperature to stabilize.
FREEZER too warm/too little ice
FREEZER too cold
Cooling Off/On
Style 1 - Press and hold TEMP for 3 seconds to turn cooling off.
To turn cooling back on, press and hold TEMP again for
3 seconds.
Style 2 - Move the dial control to the word OFF. To turn cooling
back on, move the dial control to the desired temperature setting.
NOTE: Neither compartment will cool when the control is set to
Additional Features
Filters Reset (on some models)
The Filters Reset control allows you to restart the filter status
tracking feature each time you replace the air filter or water filter.
Press and hold FILTERS RESET for 3 seconds. The filter icons
will turn off. See "Install Air Filter" and "Water Filtration
one setting higher
FREEZER Control one
setting higher
one setting lower
FREEZER Control one
setting lower

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