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  • Page 1 Top-Mount Refrigerator Table of Contents ..2 2218469...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Refrigerator Safety ............3 Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Parts and Features ............4 Whirlpool appliances are easy to use, save time, and help Installing Your Refrigerator ..........6 you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use Using Your Refrigerator ..........9...
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    ROPER DISPOSAL EFRIGERATOR AFETY OF YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in wWARNING this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. Suffocation Hazard This is the safety alert symbol.
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES This section contains an illustration of your refrigerator. Use it to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This manual covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below.
  • Page 5 ARTS AND EATURES This section contains an illustration of your refrigerator. Use it to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This manual covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below.
  • Page 6: Installing Your Refrigerator

    PACE REQUIREMENTS NSTALLING EFRIGERATOR wWARNING It is important to prepare your refrigerator for use. This section tells you how to clean it, install it, connect it to a power source, and level it. NPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator.
  • Page 7 • Install ice maker tubing in areas where temperatures are above freezing. • Contact your dealer or authorized Whirlpool service Electrical Shock Hazard company for proper installation and parts. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.
  • Page 8 EVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the doors may not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems. It is very important for the refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. Move the refrigerator into its final position.
  • Page 9: Using Your Refrigerator

    SING EFRIGERATOR To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it properly. This section tells you how to set the controls, remove and adjust the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy. ETTING THE CONTROLS Style 1 Style 2...
  • Page 10: Changing The Control Settings

    HANGING THE CONTROL Condition/ RECOMMENDED Reason: ADJUSTMENT: SETTINGS Refrigerator section Turn refrigerator too warm Control to next If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or higher number • Door opened often freezer, use the settings listed in the chart below as a •...
  • Page 11: Removing The Snap-On Door Trim

    EMOVING THE SNAP ON DOOR TRIM Pull here The door trim may be removed for easier cleaning. To remove the trim: Remove all items from the shelf. Push in slightly and pull out on each side of the inside tab. Push here Lift the trim straight out.
  • Page 12: Adjusting The Refrigerator Shelves

    DJUSTING THE REFRIGERATOR SHELVES The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to match To remove the shelves: (Style 2) the way you use them. Your model may have either glass 1. Remove items from the shelf. or wire shelves: 2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop. NOTE: Glass shelves are heavy.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Utility Compartment And Tray

    DJUSTING THE UTILITY COMPARTMENT AND TRAY (on some models) The utility compartment and tray slide from one side to the other for more flexible storage. The tray fits on either side of the utility compartment or partially underneath it. Experiment and find the positions that work best for you. To adjust the utility compartment or tray: Lift the front slightly.
  • Page 14: Removing The Meat Drawer And Cover

    EMOVING THE MEAT DRAWER AND COVER (on some models) To remove the meat drawer: Slide meat drawer out to the stop. Lift front of meat drawer with one hand while support- ing bottom of drawer with other hand. Slide drawer out the rest of the way.
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Ez-Trak Refrigerator Shelf

    EZ-TRAK DJUSTING THE REFRIGERATOR SHELF (on some models) The EZ-TRAK shelf slides from side to side for more flexible storage in your refrigerator. To slide the shelf from side to side: Lift up on the front of the shelf and slide to the desired location.
  • Page 16: Removing The Crisper And Crisper Cover

    Adjusting the EZ-TRAK refrigerator shelf (cont.) To replace the shelf track: Guide the track hooks into the shelf support slots on the back wall. NOTE: Make sure that both sets of track hooks are in the slots and that the slots are parallel with each other. Push the track back and down securely into the shelf supports.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Crisper Humidity Control

    DJUSTING THE CRISPER HUMIDITY CONTROL (on some models) You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture- sealed crispers. Adjust the control to any setting between LOW and HIGH. • LOW (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
  • Page 18: Removing The Pull-Out Freezer Floor

    To replace the freezer floor: EMOVING THE PULL Position back of floor into freezer opening. FREEZER FLOOR Slide floor straight in until hooks drop into place at (on some models) rear of cabinet. Replace “fences” by aligning pins with socket in the The freezer floor pulls out for easier access to foods in floor, and push down until they snap into place.
  • Page 19: Removing The Base Grille

    EMOVING THE BASE GRILLE The base grille can be easily removed for access to the defrost pan and condenser coils. You will need to remove the base grille to clean the defrost pan or the condenser coils. NOTE: Carefully avoid touching the condenser coils while cleaning, surfaces may be hot. To remove the base grille: Condenser coils Defrost pan...
  • Page 20: Reversing The Door Swing

    EVERSING THE DOOR SWING SUGGESTION: Reversing the door swing should be Reversing the Hinges performed by a qualified person. TOP HINGE IMPORTANT INFORMATION: • Cover Before you begin, turn refrigerator OFF, unplug it, and remove any food from door shelves. (A) Screws •...
  • Page 21 Reversing the door swing (cont.) Reversing the handles Plugs Plugs Screws (A) Screws (B) Plug Top endcap Stick-on shim Stick-on shim Bottom endcap Screws (B) Screws (A) Plug Screws (B) Plug Screws (A) Top endcap Plug Plug Stick-on shim Bottom Endcap Stick-on shim Screw (C) Screw (C)
  • Page 22: Saving Energy

    AVING ENERGY There are ways that you can help your refrigerator run more efficiently. • Check the door gaskets for a tight seal. Leveling the Save energy cabinet will ensure a proper seal. • Clean the condenser coils regularly. A coil cleaning Organize your food in your refrigerator and think brush is available for purchase (Part number 4210463).
  • Page 23: Caring For Your Refrigerator

    ARING FOR EFRIGERATOR Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can do to help extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving, or during a power outage. LEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR wWARNING Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost...
  • Page 24 Moving ACATION AND MOVING CARE When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow these steps to prepare it for the move. Short vacations If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, turn If you will be away for less than four weeks, use these off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day tips to prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
  • Page 25: Food Storage Guide

    TORAGE UIDE There is a correct way to package and store refrigerated or frozen food. To keep food fresher, longer, take the time to study these recommended steps. TORING FRESH FOOD Vegetables with skins Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 26 TORING FROZEN FOOD Freezing The freezer section is designed for storing commercially frozen food and for freezing food Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of at home. food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will freeze within 24 hours (about 2 to 3 lbs of food per NOTE: For further information about preparing food cubic foot [907-1,350 g per liter] of freezer space).
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Guide

    Recheck to see if the refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will regularly run an automatic defrost cycle. If it is still not running after checking the above items, call an Authorized Whirlpool Service Center. The lights do not work Check if ...
  • Page 28 The motor seems to run too much Check if ... Then ... The room temperature is hotter than normal. Expect the motor to run longer under warm conditions. At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more of the time.
  • Page 29 Refer to the “Attaching the optional automatic ice maker to a water supply” section. If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem with the water line. Contact the Authorized Whirlpool Service Company. The ice maker is producing too little ice Check if ...
  • Page 30 If not due to any of above, the warmth is probably due to normal operation of the automatic exterior moisture control. If still concerned, call the Consumer Assistance Center or an Authorized Whirlpool Service Company. Temperature is too warm Check if ...
  • Page 31 There is interior moisture build-up (cont.) Check if ... Then ... The food is not packaged correctly. Check that all food is securely wrapped. If necessary, repackage food according to the guidelines in the “Food Storage Guide” section. Wipe off damp food containers before placing in the refrigerator.
  • Page 32: Requesting Assistance Or Service

    † … the items listed in Troubleshooting… FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit quality whenever you need a replacement part for or an authorized Whirlpool service company.
  • Page 33: Index

    NDEX This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the pages on which you can find each topic. TOPIC PAGE TOPIC PAGE AIR CIRCULATION ............8 PARTS AND FEATURES ............5 BASE GRILLE POWER INTERRUPTIONS ..........24 Removing..............23 REFRIGERATOR SECTION Door trim ..............11...