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Location Requirements; Handle Removal And Replacement - Whirlpool Bottom Mount Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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Location Requirements

Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Install and level the refrigerator on a floor strong enough to hold its
weight and in a place suitable for its size and use.
IMPORTANT: This refrigerator is designed for indoor, household
and similar applications such as:
Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
Farmhouses and by clients in hotels, motels and other
residential type environments.
Bed and breakfast type environments.
Install the refrigerator in a dry and well-ventilated place.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a ¹⁄₂"
(1.25 cm) of space on each side and at the top. Allow for a 1"
(2.54 cm) space behind the refrigerator. If your refrigerator has an
ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line
connections. When installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall,
leave a 3³⁄₄" (9.5 cm) minimum space between the refrigerator and
wall to allow the door to swing open.
NOTE: Keep the refrigerator ventilation openings clear.
" (1.25 cm)
" (9.5 cm)
This refrigerator is designed for operation in places where the
temperature comes within the following ranges, according to the
climatic class shown on the rating plate. The refrigerator may not
work properly if it is left for a long time at a temperature outside
the specified range.
NOTE: It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator
near a heat source, such as an oven or radiator.
Climatic Class
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 16 to 38
From 16 to 43

Handle Removal and Replacement

Measure the door opening and the depth and width of the
refrigerator. Remove handles or doors, if necessary.
Refrigerator Door Handles
IMPORTANT: To avoid scratching the finish, do not press the
handles into the refrigerator when replacing them.
To remove the handle:
1. Grasp the lower part of the handle firmly, slide the handle up
and pull the handle straight out from the door.
2. Repeat Step 1 to remove the handle from the adjacent door.
To replace the handle:
1. Position the handle so that the large holes in the mounting
clips are down and align the holes with the door studs.
2. Rotate the handle so that the mounting clips are flat against
the door and slide the handle down to engage.
Amb. T. (°C)
Amb. T. (°F)
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 61 to 100
From 61 to 110