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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool GI5FSAXVY - 24.9 cu. ft. Refrigerator User Manual

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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 refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield, if necessary.
Top of the refrigerator compartment
- Squeeze both sides
of the light shield while pulling downward to remove.
Beneath ice storage enclosure - Press along upper edge
of light shield and roll light shield forward to remove.
3.
4.
Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light bulb(s) no
greater than 40 watts.
Replace the light shield(s) by inserting the tabs on the shield
into the liner holes and snap into place.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light shield, do not force the
shield beyond the locking point.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.whirlpool.com
In Canada, www.whirlpool.ca
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
working.
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 Controls."
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
maker
Pulsating
- fans/compressor
adjusting to optimize
performance
Hissing/Rattling
- flow of refrigerant, movement of water
lines, or from items placed on top of the refrigerator
Sizzling/Gurgling
- water dripping on the heater during
defrost cycle
Popping - contraction/expansion
of inside walls, especially
during initial cool-down
Water running - may be heard when water melts during the
defrost cycle and runs into the drain pan
Creaking/Cracking
- occurs as ice is being ejected from the
ice maker mold.
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