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Changing The Light Bulb; Power Interruptions; Vacation And Moving Care - Whirlpool TOP-MOUNT REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Manual

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5. Clean the condenser coils regularly. Coils may need to be
cleaned as often as every other month. This may help save
energy.
Style 1 - Condenser coils behind base grille:
Remove the base grille (see the "Base Grille" section).
Use a vacuum with an extended attachment to clean the
condenser coils when they are dusty or dirty.
Replace the base grille when finished.
Style 2 - Condenser coils in back of the refrigerator:
Pull refrigerator out away from the wall (see the
"Unpacking Your Refrigerator" section).
Vacuum coils when they are dusty or dirty.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1 in.
(2.5 cm) between the cabinet back and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Changing the Light Bulb

NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape, and wattage.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel and unscrew the bulb.
3. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Power Interruptions

If the electricity in your house goes off, call the power company
and ask how long it will be off.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep both
refrigerator doors closed to help food stay cold and frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
b) Place 2 lbs. (907 g) of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic
foot (28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the food frozen
for two to four days.
c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, consume
or can perishable food at once.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.
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Vacation and Moving Care

Vacations
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you're away,
use these steps to prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Raise wire shut-off arm to OFF (up) position or move the
switch to the OFF (right) setting.
Shut off water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you leave,
follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut-off
arm to the OFF (up) position or move the switch to the
OFF (right) setting.
3. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control or
Refrigerator Control to OFF. See the "Setting the Controls"
section.
4. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and
mold from building up.
Moving
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow
these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
Disconnect the water line from the back of the
refrigerator.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut-off
arm to the OFF (up) position or move the switch to the
OFF (right) setting.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all frozen food
in dry ice.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control or
Refrigerator Control to OFF. See the "Setting the Controls"
section.
5. Unplug the refrigerator.
6. Empty water from the defrost pan.
7. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
8. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them
together so they don't shift and rattle during the move.
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 see
the "Installing Your Refrigerator" section for preparation
instructions. Also, if your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker,
remember to reconnect the water supply to the refrigerator.

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