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Maintenance And Cleaning; Replacing The Bulb; Troubleshooting Guide - Whirlpool Ice Maker Instructions For Use Manual

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Short vacation
There is no need to disconnect the appliance from the
power supply if you will be away for less than three
weeks. Use up perishable food, freeze other food.
If your appliance has an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the automatic ice
3. Empty the ice bucket.
Long vacation
Remove all the food if you are going away for three
weeks or more. If your appliance has an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the automatic
icemaker at least a day before.
Empty the ice bucket.
Fix some wooden or plastic wedges to the upper
part of both doors with adhesive tape and leave the
doors open enough for air to circulate inside both
compartments. This will prevent odour and mould
from setting in.
1. Take out all internal parts.
2. Wrap them well, and fix them together with
adhesive tape so that they do not bang together
or get lost.
3. Screw the adjustable feet so that they do not
touch the support surface.
4. Close and fix both doors with adhesive tape and,
again using adhesive tape, fix the power cable to
the appliance.
Power failure
In the event of a power failure, call the local office of
your electricity supply company and ask how long it is
going to last. Note: Bear in mind that a full appliance
will stay cold longer than a partially filled one.
If ice crystals are still visible on the food, it may be
frozen again, although flavour and aroma may be
If food is found to be in a poor condition, it is best
to throw it away.
For power failures lasting up to 24 hours.
1. Keep both doors of the appliance closed. This
will allow the stored food to stay cold as long as
For power failures lasting more than 24 hours.
1. Empty the freezer compartment and arrange the
food in a portable freezer. If this type of freezer
is not available and, likewise, no artificial ice packs
are available, try to use up the food, which is
more easily perishable.
2. Empty the ice bucket.


Before any cleaning or maintenance operation,
unplug the appliance from the mains or disconnect
the electrical power supply.
Periodically clean the appliance with a cloth and a
solution of lukewarm water and neutral detergent
specifically for refrigerator interiors.
Never use detergents or abrasives. Never clean
refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes
can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Clean the outside of the appliance and the door seal
with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use steam cleaners.
Clean the condenser using a vacuum cleaner,
proceeding as follows: remove the front plinth (see
installation manual) and proceed to clean the
- The buttons and control panel display must
not be cleaned with alcohol or alcohol-derived
substances, but with a dry cloth.
- The refrigeration system pipes are located
near the defrost pan and can become hot.
Periodically clean them with a vacuum cleaner.


Always disconnect the appliance from the
power supply before replacing any light bulbs.
How to replace the refrigerator compartment bulb.
1. In some models a special bulb is used
2. The bulb should not exceed 15W
3. Bulb change instruction is put in the chart


Before contacting After-sales Service....
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools of
any kind.
Noises coming from your appliances are
normal since it has a number of fans and
engines to regulate performances that switch
on and off automatically.
Some of the functional noises can be reduced
- Levelling the appliance and installing it on an
even surface
- Separating and avoiding contact between the
appliance and furniture.
- Checking if the internal components are
correctly placed.
- Checking if bottles and containers are not in
contact with each other.
Some of the functional noises you might hear:
A hissing sound when switching on the
appliance for the first time or after a long
A gurgling sound when refrigerant fluid enters
into the pipes.
Buzzing sound when water valve or fan start
A cracking sound when compressor starts or
when ready ice drops into ice box Abrupt
clicks when compressor switches on and off.
Automatic Ice maker noises (on some
- Since your appliance has an automatic ice
maker, you may hear buzzing (from the water
valve), trickling water and the clatter of the ice
falling into the bucket.
The appliance is not working:
• Is the power cable plugged into a live socket with
the proper voltage?
• Have you checked the protection devices and
fuses of the electrical system in your home?
If your automatic ice maker does not work (on
some models):
• Has the freezer had enough time to become cold?
With a new appliance this may take overnight.



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