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Proper Disposal Of Your Old Refrigerator; Operating Your Refrigerator; Using The Controls - Whirlpool Top Mount Refrigerator User Manual

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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:
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb

Using the Controls

Temperature Control
When you plug in the refrigerator for the first
time, set the Temperature Control to the Middle
dot. Temperature Control adjustments range
from MIN (least cold) to MAX (coldest).
Turning the Temperature Control to OFF
stops cooling in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments, but it does not disconnect
the refrigerator from the power supply.
The Temperature Control regulates the temperature in both the
refrigerator and freezer compartments. Settings to the left of the
mid-setting make the temperature less cold. Settings to the right of
the mid-setting make the temperature colder.
Wait 24 hours before you put food into your refrigerator. If you add
food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your food may
NOTE: Adjusting the Temperature Control to a higher (colder)
setting will not cool the compartments any faster.
The mid-settings 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.
If the temperature is too warm or too cold in the refrigerator or
freezer, before adjusting the controls, first make sure the air vents
are not blocked.
Adjusting Controls
NOTE: Wait at least 24 hours between adjustments and then recheck
the temperatures.
FREEZER too warm/too
little ice
FREEZER too cold


Temperature Control one setting higher
Temperature Control one setting higher
Temperature Control one setting lower
Temperature Control one setting lower
Important information to know about disposal of
Dispose of refrigerator in accordance with Federal and Local
regulations. Refrigerants must be evacuated by a licensed,
EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with
established procedures.
Air Flow Control
The Air Flow control is located on the back
wall of the freezer. It regulates the amount of
air flowing between the freezer and the
refrigerator compartments.
When you plug in the refrigerator for the first
time, turn the Air Flow control to the
Recommended setting.
Adjusting the Air Flow Control
If you want to temporarily increase the cold air flow to a specific
compartment, adjust the control.
IMPORTANT: Return the Air Flow control to the Recommended setting
once the performance is achieved to keep the refrigerator operating at
optimum efficiency.
Heavy ice use
Hot room temperature
Large quantity of groceries
Crisper Humidity Control (on some models)
You control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed crisper.
Depending on the produce you are storing, select the desired Humidity
Humidity Control - Min Setting
MIN (open) lets moist air out of the crisper for
best storage of fruits and vegetables with skins.
Fruit: Wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in plastic bag or crisper. Do not wash or hull
berries until they are ready to use. Sort and keep berries in original
container in crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a
refrigerator shelf.
Max Freezer
Max Freezer - To maintain ice
making production rate
Max Refrigerator - To quickly chill
food and beverages



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