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Proper Disposal Of Your Old Refrigerator - Whirlpool Bottom Mount Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:
Plug into a grounded (earthed) outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Do not use mechanical, electrical or chemical means other
than those recommended by the Manufacturer to speed up
the defrost process.
Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or gas in the
vicinity of this or other electrical appliances. The fumes can
cause fires or explosions.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans
with a flammable propellant in this refrigerator.
Do not use or place electrical devices inside the refrigerator
compartments if they are not of the type expressly
authorized by the Manufacturer.
Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator

Suffocation Hazard
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous
– even if they will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow these instructions to help
prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer:
When scrapping the refrigerator, make it unusable by cutting
off the power cable.
Take off the doors so that children cannot climb inside and
become trapped.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside.
Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker
kit ready models only).
A qualified service technician must install the water line and
ice maker.
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice (on some models).
Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after taking
them out of the freezer since they may cause cold burns.
Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the ice packs (in
some models).
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped and
suffocating, do not allow them to play or hide inside the
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified
person in order to avoid a hazard.
Scrapping and Disposal
IMPORTANT: Scrap the refrigerator in compliance with local
regulations on waste disposal, taking it to a special collection
centre; do not leave the refrigerator unattended even for a few
days, since it is a potential source of danger for children.
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable material. This
appliance is marked in compliance with European Directive
2002/96/EC on Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE). By ensuring the correct disposal of this appliance,
you can help prevent potentially negative consequences for
the environment and the health of persons.
This symbol on the appliance, or on the accompanying
documents, indicates that this appliance should not
be treated as domestic waste but must be taken to a
special collection centre for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment.
For further information on the treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, contact your competent local office,
the household waste collection service or the shop where you
purchased the appliance.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The refrigerant circuit
contains R134a (HFC) or R600a (HC) (see the rating plate
inside the appliance).
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a): Isobutane is a natural gas
without environmental impact, but is flammable. Therefore,
make sure the refrigerant circuit pipes are not damaged.
This product may contain Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
covered by the Kyoto Protocol; the refrigerant gas is inside a
hermetically sealed system. Refrigerant gas: R134a has a
Global Warming Potential of (GWP) 1300.