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Whirlpool ET22DM Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1 Parts And Features Before Using Your Refrigerator Using Your Refrigerator Caring For Your Refrigerator Food Storage Guide 17 tf You Need Assistance Or Service Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. h-43. NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER MODELS ET22DM ET22DK ET20DM ET20DK ET18DK...
  • Page 2 A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • 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, or refrigerator. crawl inside the refrigerator. Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable Child entrapment and suffocation are not...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    Ice cube trays and shelf Freezer light Removable shdf (ETlBDK, ETSODK (ET22DK and (ETSODK, ET2ODM, and ET22DK) ET22DM) ET22DK and ET22DM) Automatic ice maker Freezer shelf Butter compartment -. . -. _ - - (Spillguard shelves ET22DK and ET22DM)
  • Page 5: Before Using Your Refrigerator

    Before Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Installing it properly ........Cleaning it ............Leveling it ............Plugging it in ............It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section will tell you how to clean it, connect it to a power source, install it and level it.
  • Page 6 Leveling Right to raise; Your refrigerator has 2 front leveling screws-one left to lower on the right and one on the left. To adjust one or both of these, follow the directions below. Use a screwdriver Remove base grille. (See page 13.) Front roller 2.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Raising the ice compartment door ....11 ..........7 Setting the controls Using the ice cube trays .
  • Page 8: Changing The Control Settings

    Changing the control settings Adjust the Refrigerator Control first. If you need to adjust temperatures in refrigerator or freezer, use the settings listed in the chart Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. below as a guide. If you have questions, call our Then adjust the Freezer Control if needed.
  • Page 9: Adjusting The Bin/Shelf Glides

    Adjusting the bin/shelf glides The bin/shelf glides can be used to secure odd- shaped items or to separate other items. Grasp glide. 2. Slide glide along bin/track. Shelf glides cannot be removed. NOTE: Adjusting the refrigerator shelves Shelves can be adjusted to match the way you use your refrigerator.
  • Page 10: Removing The Crispers And Crisper Cover

    Removing the crispers and crisper cover Pull out to the stop, To remove the crispers: lift the front Slide the crisper straight out to the stop. and pull again. 2. Lift the front. 3. Slide out the rest of the way. 4.
  • Page 11: Removing The Freezer Shelf

    Removing the freezer shelf (ET22DM, ETZZDK, ETZODM and ETZODK) The upper freezer shelf can be removed for easier cleaning. To remove the freezer shelf: 1. Lift front of shelf slightly. 2. Lift back off supports. 3. Replace in reverse order.
  • Page 12: Using The Automatic Ice Maker

    Using the automatic ice maker (Factory-installed on ET22DM and ETZODM, optional on ET22DK, ETZODK and ET18DK) If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you plan to add one later (Part No. ECKMF-90) there are a few things you will want to know: The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
  • Page 13: The Light Bulbs

    3. Replace with a JO-watt appliance bulb. 4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply. To change freezer light (ET22DM ET22DK): Disconnect refrigerator from power supply. 2. Grasp the top and bottom of the light shield. 3. Squeeze and pull light shield out.
  • Page 14: The Door Swing

    Reversing the door swing You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way. Refer to the instruction sheet included with your refrigerator. Understanding the sounds hear Water sounds Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t.
  • Page 15: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    Caring For Your Refrigerator In This Section Page Page Power interruptions ........17 Cleaning your refrigerator .
  • Page 16 HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE PART . Remove base grille. (See page 13.) Sponge or cloth with Defrost mild detergent and (behind refrigerator To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire brace on top of motor) warm water (remove tape; if any). Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Page 17 Power interruptions 3. A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly If electricity goes off, call the power company. filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold Ask how long power will be off. longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less, food contains ice crystals, it may be safely This will help foods...
  • Page 18 Butter or margarine APPROXIMATE TIME (DAYS)’ TYPE Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed compartment. When storing an extra supply, 1 Chicken 1 to2 wrap in freezer packaging and freeze. 1 to2 Ground beef Cheese 3to 5 Steaks and roasts Store in the original wrapping until you are ready Cured meats 7to 10...
  • Page 19 Freezer food storage chart FOOD STORAGE TIME Storage times will vary according to the quality of Main dishes the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (air . Casseroles (meat, 2 to 3 months and moisture proof) and the storage temperature (which should be 0°F [-17.8X]).
  • Page 20: Assistance Or Service

    If You Need Assistance Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service.
  • Page 21 Whirlpool appliance. one. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, 2. If you need assistance . . . refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number.
  • Page 24: Warranty

    Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “Assistance...

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