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Troubleshooting - Whirlpool 2225408 Use & Care Manual

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9. Depending on the model, raise the front of the refrigerator so
it rolls more easily OR screw in the leveling legs so they don't
scrape the floor. See the "Door Closing" or "Leveling Your
Refrigerator" section.
10. Tape the doors shut and the power cord to the refrigerator
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to
the "Refrigerator Installation" section for preparation instructions.
Also, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, remember to
reconnect the water supply to the refrigerator.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your refrigerator will not operate
Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped? Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Is the Refrigerator Control turned to the OFF position?
See the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Is the refrigerator defrosting? Recheck to see if the
refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will
regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
The lights do not work
Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See the
"Changing the Light Bulb(s)" section.
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting? The water will evaporate. It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is the room temperature hotter than normal? The motor
will run longer under warm conditions. At normal room
temperatures, your motor will run about 40% to 80% of the
time. Under warmer conditions, it will run even more.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator? Adding a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. The motor normally will run longer to cool the
refrigerator back down.
Are the doors opened often? The motor will run longer
when this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at
one time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as
soon as possible.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? See the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Are the doors closed completely? Close the doors firmly. If
they do not close completely, see "The doors will not close
completely" later in this section.
Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. See
the "Cleaning" section.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one due
to its high-efficiency motor.
The refrigerator seems to make too much noise
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator. See the
"Normal Sounds" section.
The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice.
Has the ice maker just been installed? Wait 72 hours for full
ice production to begin. Once your refrigerator is cooled, the
ice maker should produce 70-120 cubes every 24 hours.
Is the freezer temperature cold enough to produce ice?
Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production. See the
"Using the Control(s)" section.
Is the wire shutoff arm in the OFF (arm up) position?
Lower the wire shutoff arm to the ON (arm down) position.
See the "Ice Maker" section.
Is the water line shutoff valve to the refrigerator turned
on? Turn on the water valve. See the "Water Supply
Connection" section.
Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced? Be sure your refrigerator has been
connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is
turned on. See the "Water Supply Connection" section.
Is an ice cube jammed in the ejector arm? Remove the ice
from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. See the "Ice
Maker" section.
Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow 24
hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
Is the control set correctly? If too little ice is produced, see
the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The
filter may be full or incorrectly installed. Depending on your
model, remove the water filter cartridge (see the "Interior
Water Filtration System" section). Operate the dispenser. If
the water flow increases noticeably, your filter is full and
needs to be replaced.
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
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