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Whirlpool ET20NK Use And Care Manual

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A Note To You
Important Safety
Parts And Features
Before Using Your
Using Your
Food Storage Guide 18
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  • Page 1 A Note To You Important Safety Insbuctions Parts And Features Before Using Your Refrigerator Using Your Refrigerator Caa;iour Food Storage Guide 18 If You Need g$j$vg Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with westions or comments. NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER MODELS ET20NK ET18NK ET18HN ET20NM ET18NM...
  • Page 2 A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. You have purchased a quality, wor/&c/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience went into its manufacturing. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3 Important Safety Instructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions: Read all instructions before using the Never allow children to operate, play with, refrigerator. or crawl inside the refrigerator. eNever clean refrigerator parts with Chiti entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past.
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your appliance. Use them to become familiar with where all parts and features are located and what they look like. The model you pur- chased may have all or some of the parts and features shown and they may not match the illustration exactly.
  • Page 5: Before Using Your Refrigerator

    Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Installing it properly ......6 Cleaning your refrigerator .
  • Page 6 Installing it properly 1. Allow 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) space on each side and at the top of the refrigerator for ease of installation. 2. If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door can be opened wider.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Using the ice cube trays ....11 Setting the controls ......7 Using the optional automatic Changing the control settings .
  • Page 8: Changing The Control Settings

    Exterior moisture control The Exterior Moisture Control operates ExmoRYmlwEcoNlRol electric heaters around the door openings. These heaters help keep moisture from forming on the outside of the refrigerator -lllDl cabinet. Use the OFF setting when humidity is low. Use the ON setting if moisture forms on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
  • Page 9: Removing The Drop-In Trlm Pieces

    Removing the drop-in door trim pieces (on some models) To remove the trim piece: Remove all items from the shelf. 2. Pull straight up on the trim piece at each end. To replace the trim piece: each Locate end of the trim piece above the trim pocket opening.
  • Page 10: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    Adjusting the refrigerator shelves Adjust the shelves to match the way you use your refrigerator. To remove shelves: Remove items from shelf. 2. Titt shelf up at front. 3. Lii back of shelf. 4. Pull shelf straight out. To replace shelves: Guide the rear shelf hooks into the slots in the shelf supports on cabinet wall.
  • Page 11: Removing The Crisper Cover

    Removing the crisper cover ET18HN. ET18NK and ET18NM To remove the cover: Remove the crispers. Lii cover front. 3. Pull cover up and out. replace the cover: Fit back of cover into notch supports on walls of refrigerator. 2. Lower front into place. 3.
  • Page 12: Using The Optional Automatic

    Using the optional automatic ice maker If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (contact dealer for ice maker kii number), there are a few things you will want to know: The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm. DOWN to make ice automatically UP to shut off the ice maker IMPORTANT:...
  • Page 13: Changing The Light Bulbs

    Changing the light bulbs Electrical Shock Hazard Before removing a light bulb, either unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the electricity leading to the refrigerator at the main power supply. Failure to do so could result in electriial shock or personal injury. To change the refrigerator light: 1.
  • Page 14: Reversing The Door Swing

    Reversing the door swing You can change the hinges on your refrig- erator so the doors open the other way. Refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. Understanding the sounds you may hear Water sounds Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
  • Page 15 Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Power lnterruptlons ......17 Cleaning your refrigerator .
  • Page 16 HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE PART Door liners Wash, rinse dry thoroughly. Sponge, soft cloth and gaskets or paper towel with DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen- mild detergent trated detergents, bleaches or cleaners warm water containing petroleum on plastic parts. Plastic parts Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Page 17 Moving Long vacations When you are moving the refrigerator to a If you will be gone a month or more: new home: Remove all food from the refrigerator. 1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice 2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker: maker: Turn off the water supply to the ice...
  • Page 18: Food Storage Guide

    Food Storage Guide There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps. Storing fresh food Cheese Wrap or store food placed in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material.
  • Page 19 Storing frozen food Freezing The freezer section is designed for storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing Do not expect your freezer to quick-freeze food at home. any large quantity of food. Put no more NOTE: unfrozen food into the freezer than will For further information about prepar- freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to ing food for freezing or food storage times,...
  • Page 20 If You Need Assistance Service Performance problems often result from little things you can fii without tools. Please read the chart below before calling for service on your appliance. 1. Before calling for assistance . . . Listed in this chart are the most common problems consumers run into with their appliances. Please read through this and see if it can solve your problem.
  • Page 21: Warranty

    . . . Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool from anywhere in the U.S.A.: Corporation for quality parts. Look for this 1-500-253-l 301 symbol of quality whenever you need a and talk with one of our trained consuftants.
  • Page 22 1. Compressor 2. Evaporator 3. Condenser 4. Drier 5. Connecting tubing Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your refrigerator. 2. Instruct you how to use your refrigerator.

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