Sanitizing; Storing The Water Cooler - Whirlpool WDAB600XWX Use & Care Manual

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5. Prepare a cleaning solution of 1 tsp (5 mL) of a mild dish soap
to 0.5 gal. (2 L) of clean, room temperature water.
6. Wash the baffle and water spouts completely using a soft
cloth and the cleaning solution.
7. Rinse immediately with clean, running water.
8. Prepare a new cleaning solution of 1 tsp (5 mL) of a mild dish
soap to 0.5 gal. (2 L) of clean, room temperature water.
9. Fill the reservoir with the prepared cleaning solution.
10. Use a soft cloth to clean the inside of the reservoir with the
cleaning solution.
11. Using containers large enough to collect cleaning solution,
drain all of the cleaning solution from the cooler through both
water spouts equally and discard.
Rinse
IMPORTANT: After rinsing, continue on to sanitizing section.
1. To thoroughly rinse, fill the reservoir with clean water and
drain water through both water spouts equally. Repeat at
least 3 times. If an odor is present, continue to rinse until it is
gone.
2. Place container under drain plug on the back of the unit.
3. Remove drain plug cover with flathead screwdriver or 7 mm
hex nut driver. Pull out the drain plug to remove.
A
B
C
D
E
A. Back of water cooler
B. Screw pipe
C. Drain plug
D. Drain plug cover screw
E. Drain plug cover
4. Drain all rinse water from the drain and discard.
5. Replace the drain plug and reattach the drain plug cover.
Cleaning the Storage Compartment (model D25 only)
1. Hand wash, rinse and dry the removable shelf.
2. Hand wash, rinse and dry the interior walls of the storage
compartment. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window
sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers
containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior
and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels,
scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools.
To help remove odors, wash the interior walls with a
solution of baking soda and warm water (2 tbs to 1 qt
[26 g to 0.95 L]).
3. Replace the shelf.

Sanitizing

WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install bottles.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Sanitize
1. Prepare two sanitizing solutions each of 2 tsp (10 mL) of
common household bleach (5.25% sodium hypochlorite) to
1 gal. (4 L) of room temperature water.
2. Remove the baffle from water cooler.
3. Fill a clean container with one of the sanitizing solutions and
place baffle into the solution for 5 minutes.
4. Rinse baffle with running water.
5. Fill the reservoir with the prepared sanitizing solution and let
stand for 5 minutes.
6. Using containers large enough to collect all sanitizing
solution, drain all sanitizing solution from the water cooler
reservoir through both water spouts equally and discard.
Rinse
1. To thoroughly rinse, fill the reservoir with clean water and
drain water through both water spouts equally. Repeat at
least 3 times. If an odor of bleach is present, continue to rinse
until it is gone.
2. Then remove drain plug from the back of the unit to drain
remaining water. If an odor of bleach is present, continue to
rinse until it is gone. Reinstall drain plug. See "Cleaning the
Interior" in the "Cleaning" section.
3. Insert the baffle and turn counterclockwise to position.
4. Insert the bottle supply collar and turn clockwise to position.
5. Install a clean water bottle. See "Changing a Water Bottle."
6. Clean water spouts and the water cooler exterior with a damp
cloth.
7. Check that water flows freely from water spouts.
8. Plug in the power cord to turn on the water cooler. Press the
power ON/OFF button on the control panel (model D45) so
the green power light display remains lit.

Storing the Water Cooler

If you will be away from your water cooler for an extended period
of time, unplug the power cord, remove the water bottle, empty
the reservoir, and completely drain the water line. See "Cleaning"
for drain plug removal.
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