Download Print this page

Ice And Water; Refrigerator Care; Changing The Light Bulbs - Whirlpool Top Mount Refrigerator User Manual

Hide thumbs


Vegetables with skins: Place in plastic bag or plastic container and
store in crisper.
MAX (closed) keeps moist air in the crisper for best storage of fresh,
leafy vegetables.
Ice Maker
(on some models - Accessory)
Turning the Ice Maker On/Off
NOTE: Do not force the wire shutoff arm up or down.
To turn the ice maker on, simply lower the wire shutoff arm.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. As ice is made,
the ice cubes will fill the ice storage bin and the ice cubes will raise
the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (arm up) position.
To manually turn off
the ice maker, lift the
wire shutoff arm to the
OFF (arm up) position
and listen for the click
to make sure the ice
maker will not continue
to operate.
NOTE: Turn off the ice
maker before removing the
ice storage bin to serve ice
or to clean the bin. This will keep the ice cubes from dropping out of the
ice maker and into the freezer compartment. After replacing the ice
storage bin, turn on the ice maker.
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid buildup of
odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any odors
formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must thoroughly
clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor transfer and
drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
To Clean Your Refrigerator:
NOTE: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays,
scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on
plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper
towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools.




Leafy vegetables: Wash in cold water, drain and trim or tear off bruised
and discolored areas. Place in plastic bag or plastic container and store
in crisper.
Ice Production Rate
In normal operation, the ice maker should produce approximately 8 to
12 batches of ice in a 24-hour period.
If ice is not being made fast enough, adjust the controls.
Air Flow Control - Turn the control dial to the Max Freezer setting.
Temperature Control - Turn the control dial gradually toward the
Max setting, waiting 24 hours between each increase.
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Allow 3 days to
completely fill the ice storage bin. Discard the first three batches of
ice produced.
The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the
water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice maker to
a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt)
can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality ice. If a
softened water supply cannot be avoided, make sure the water
softener is operating properly and is well maintained.
Do not store anything on top of the ice maker or in the ice storage
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces
thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water.
3. Wash painted metal exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and
a mild detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
4. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
If you installed an ice maker and connected it to your household water
line, turn off the water supply to the refrigerator if you will be away from
home for longer than a few days.

Changing the Light Bulbs

NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb
with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape, and wattage.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the upper shelf to access the light shield.
3. Press the side of
the light shield to
release it from
the catch and pull
the shield away
from the light



  Related Manuals for Whirlpool Top Mount Refrigerator