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Setting The Control(S); Adjusting Control Settings - Whirlpool TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Manual

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Setting the Control(s)

For your convenience, the refrigerator controls are preset at
the factory. Controls for the refrigerator and freezer are located
in the top of the refrigerator section.
When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that the
control(s) are still preset. The control(s) should be at the
"mid-settings" as shown for each style of control.
Mid-setting "3"
Mid-setting "3"
1
WARMER
2
REFRIGERATOR
3
RECOMMENDED SETTING
RECOMMENDED SETTING
4
5
COLDER
Mid-setting "4"
REFRIGERATOR
4
NOTE: To turn your refrigerator off, turn the refrigerator control to
the word OFF or until the word OFF appears, as shown below.
Your product will not cool when the refrigerator control is set to
OFF.
REFRIGERATOR
Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into
the refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled
completely, your food may spoil. Turning the Refrigerator or
Freezer Control(s) to a higher (colder) than recommended
setting will not cool the compartments any faster.
On models with two controls, the Freezer Control functions as an
airflow director. Setting "1" will direct more of the cold air into the
refrigerator section, while setting "5" (or "7" depending on your
model) will direct more of the cold air into the freezer section. The
cold air flows from the freezer compartment through the top vent
into your fresh food section (see diagram in the "Ensuring Proper
Air Circulation" section). On models with one control, the airflow
does not require adjustment.
10
WARMER
1
2
FREEZER
3
RECOMMENDED SETTING
RECOMMENDED SETTING
4
COLDER
5
FREEZER
4
OFF
1
WARMER
2
REFRIGERATOR
3
RECOMMENDED SETTING
4
5
COLDER

Adjusting Control Settings

Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding
food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the
refrigerator. The "mid-settings" indicated in the previous section
should be correct for normal household refrigerator usage. The
controls are set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like
and when ice cream is firm.
For models with two controls:
The Refrigerator Control functions as the thermostat for the entire
product (refrigerator and freezer sections). The higher the number
setting, the longer the compressor will run to keep the
temperature colder. The Freezer Control adjusts the cold air flow
from the freezer to the refrigerator.
If you need to adjust temperatures in the refrigerator or freezer,
start by adjusting the refrigerator first. Wait 24 hours after the
refrigerator adjustment to check the freezer temperature. If it is
too warm or too cold, then adjust the Freezer Control as well.
For models with a single control:
The Temperature Control functions as the thermostat for the
entire product (refrigerator and freezer sections). The higher the
number setting, the longer the compressor will run to keep the
temperature colder.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide. Always
remember to wait at least 24 hours between adjustments.
CONDITION/REASON:
REFRIGERATOR section
too warm
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Room temperature very
warm
Blocked air stream
FREEZER section too warm/
ice not made fast enough
Door opened often
Large amount of food added
Very cold room temperature
(can't cycle often enough)
Heavy ice usage
Blocked air stream
REFRIGERATOR section
too cold
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
Blocked air stream
FREEZER section too cold
Controls not set correctly for
your conditions
Blocked air stream
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
Turn REFRIGERATOR
Control or TEMPERATURE
Control to next higher
number, wait 24 hours, then
re-check
Move items out of air
stream
Turn FREEZER Control or
TEMPERATURE Control to
next higher number, wait
24 hours, then re-check
Move items out of air
stream
Turn REFRIGERATOR
Control or TEMPERATURE
Control to next lower
number, wait 24 hours, then
re-check
Move items out of air
stream
Turn FREEZER Control or
TEMPERATURE Control to
next lower number, wait 24
hours, then re-check
Move items out of air
stream

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