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Whirlpool 2225408 Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide Table of Contents ..........2 2225408...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS REFRIGERATOR SAFETY .............3 Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator........3 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION..........4 Unpacking ..................4 Location Requirements ..............4 Electrical Requirements ...............5 Water Supply Connection ............5 Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (optional) and Replacing ..........6 Door Closing and Alignment ............9 Normal Sounds ................9 REFRIGERATOR USE ..............10 Ensuring Proper Air Circulation..........10 Using the Control(s)..............10...
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    REFRIGERATOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Refrigerator Installation

    Location Requirements REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING Unpacking WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Explosion Hazard Use two or more people to move and install Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as refrigerator. gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements Water Supply Connection Read all directions carefully before you begin. WARNING IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line is connected, turn the ice maker OFF. All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements. Use copper tubing and check for leaks. Install copper tubing only in areas where temperatures will remain above freezing.
  • Page 6: Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (Optional) And Replacing

    6. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the in. drilled hole Refrigerator Doors: Removing, in the water pipe and that the washer is under the pipe clamp. Reversing (optional) and Replacing Tighten the packing nut.
  • Page 7 4. Remove door handle sealing screws. Move to opposite side Door Reversal (optional) of refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 4). 5. Remove door handle seal screw front. Move to opposite side of refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 7). 6.
  • Page 8: Door Removal

    Door Removal & Door Swing Reversal (optional) Replacement Base Grille 1. Cabinet Hinge Hole Plugs Top Hinge 1. Door Hinge Hole Plug " Hex-Head Hinge Screws 1. Top Hinge Cover " Hex-Head Hinge Screws 1. Flat-Head Handle Screws 3. Top Hinge 2.
  • Page 9: Door Closing And Alignment

    Door Closing and Alignment Normal Sounds Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t Door Closing make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard Your refrigerator has two front adjustable rollers –...
  • Page 10: Refrigerator Use

    Mid-setting “4” REFRIGERATOR USE REFRIGERATOR FREEZER Ensuring Proper Air Circulation In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit IMPORTANT: airflow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in the illustration, cool air enters through the bottom of the freezer Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before section and moves up.
  • Page 11: Ice Maker

    Ice Maker REFRIGERATOR FEATURES (on some models - Accessory) Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that Turning the ice maker on/off can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled with the word “Accessory.” Not all accessories will fit all models. NOTE: Do not force the wire shutoff arm up or down.
  • Page 12: Lateral Adjustable Shelf

    Lateral Adjustable Shelf Crispers and Meat Drawers (on some models) (on some models) To slide the shelf from side to side, lift up on the front of shelf and Drawers slide to the desired location. Lower shelf to the level position. NOTE: You do not have to remove small items from the shelf To remove and replace a drawer: before moving it from side to side.
  • Page 13: Crisper Humidity Control

    To remove and replace the meat drawer cover (Style 2 plastic): Chilled Meat Drawer 1. Remove the meat drawer. Tilt the cover up at the front and (on some models) pull it forward and out. Slide the meat drawer temperature control forward to make the 2.
  • Page 14: Freezer Features

    Pull-out Freezer Floor FREEZER FEATURES (on some models) To remove and replace the freezer floor: Your model may have some or all of these features. Features that can be purchased separately as product accessories are labeled 1. Lift both back “fences” up and out. with the word “Accessory.”...
  • Page 15: Can Racks And Door Bins

    Can Racks and Door Bins REFRIGERATOR CARE (on some models) NOTE: Can racks may be purchased as an Accessory for some models. Cleaning To remove and replace the racks/bins: 1. Remove the rack/bin by lifting it and pulling it straight out. 2.
  • Page 16: Changing The Light Bulbs

    5. There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal home operating environments. If the environment is Vacation and Moving Care particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the home, the condenser should be cleaned every two to Vacations three months to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    9. Depending on the model, raise the front of the refrigerator so Is the control set correctly for the surrounding it rolls more easily OR screw in the leveling legs so they don't conditions? See the “Using the Control(s)” section. scrape the floor.
  • Page 18 Off-taste, odor or gray color in the ice Water leaking from the dispenser Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or Is the glass not being held under the water dispenser long off-flavored ice? Discard the first few batches of ice. enough? Hold the container under the water dispenser two to three seconds after releasing the dispenser lever.
  • Page 19: Assistance Or Service

    There is interior moisture buildup ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator? Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. See the “Ensuring Before calling for assistance or service, please check Proper Air Circulation” section for air vent locations. “Troubleshooting.”...
  • Page 20: Warranty

    Purchase date __________________________________________________ Distributed by: Costco Wholesale P. O. Box 34535 Seattle, WA 98124-1535 1-800-774-2678 Shop at MADE IN USA 2225408 10/02 © 2002. All rights reserved. ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Costco Wholesale Corporation Printed in U.S.A.