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Refrigerator Use; Opening And Closing Doors; Using The Controls - Whirlpool Bottom Mount Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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Opening and Closing Doors

There are two refrigerator compartment doors. The doors can be
opened and closed either separately or together.
There is a vertically-hinged seal on the left refrigerator door.
When the left side door is opened, the hinged seal
automatically folds inward so that it is out of the way.
When both doors are closed, the hinged seal automatically
forms a seal between the two doors.
A. Hinged seal

Using the Controls

The refrigerator and freezer controls are located on the dispenser
IMPORTANT: The display screen on the dispenser control panel
will turn off automatically and enter "sleep" mode when the
control buttons and dispenser levers have not been used for
2 minutes or more. While in "sleep" mode, the first press of a
control button will only reactivate the display screen, without
changing any settings. After reactivation, changes to any settings
can then be made. If no changes are made within 2 minutes, the
display will re-enter "sleep" mode.
Touch any control button on the dispenser panel to activate
the display screen. The home screen will appear as shown.


Adjusting the Controls
For your convenience, your refrigerator and freezer controls are
preset at the factory. When you first install your refrigerator, make
sure that the controls are still set to the "mid-settings." The factory
recommended set points are 38°F (3°C) for the refrigerator and
0°F (-18°C) for the freezer.
Wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. If you
add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your
food may spoil.
NOTE: Adjusting the set points to a colder than
recommended setting will not cool the compartments any
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, first check the air vents to be sure they are not
blocked before adjusting the controls.
The preset temperatures should be correct for normal
household usage. The controls are set correctly when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments. Recheck the
temperatures before other adjustments are made.
To view and adjust the set points, press and hold the TEMP
button for 3 seconds. When adjust mode is activated, adjusting
information will appear on the display screen.
NOTE: To view Celsius temperatures, press the LIGHT button
when adjust mode is activated. To return the display setting to
Fahrenheit, press LIGHT again.
When adjust mode is activated, the display screen shows the
refrigerator set point and "FRIDGE" appears.
Press LOCK to raise the set point, or press FAST COOL to
lower the set point.
When you have finished viewing (and adjusting if desired) the
refrigerator set point, press TEMP to change the display to
show the freezer set point. When the zone has been changed,
"FREEZER" appears on the display screen.
Press LOCK to raise the set point, or press FAST COOL to
lower the set point.
When you have finished viewing (and adjusting if desired) both
the refrigerator and freezer set points, press FILTER to save
the settings.
NOTE: To exit without saving changes, press ICE TYPE at any
time while in adjust mode, or allow about 60 seconds of
inactivity and adjust mode will turn off automatically.
When adjusting temperature set points, use the following chart as
a guide.