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3gb33001.fm5 Page 31 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLIANCE
BEFORE USING THE REFRIGERATOR
INSTALLATION
HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
GUIDE TO FOOD STORAGE
USE OF THE ICE AND WATER DISPENSER
(ON SOME MODELS)
USE OF THE DISPENSER LIGHT AND DISPENSER LOCK
(ON SOME MODELS)
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
COMMON ICE MAKER PROBLEMS
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
VACATION
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE/SERVICE
WATER FILTRATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM
(ON SOME MODELS)
WATER CONNECTION
DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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  • Page 1: Instructions For Use

    3gb33001.fm5 Page 31 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLIANCE BEFORE USING THE REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER GUIDE TO FOOD STORAGE USE OF THE ICE AND WATER DISPENSER (ON SOME MODELS) USE OF THE DISPENSER LIGHT AND DISPENSER LOCK...
  • Page 2: Description Of The Appliance

    Control panel - Butter compartment with butter tray Temperature control slider – freezer compartment - Snack bin (on some models) Temperature control slider – refrigerator M - Adjustable shelf (on some models) compartment - Tall bottle retainer (on some models)
  • Page 3 Control panel H - Meat / vegetable drawer temperature control Temperature control dial - freezer compartment - Butter compartment with butter tray Temperature control dial - refrigerator compartment - Egg container (tray and bucket - on some models) - Tall bottle retainer (on some models)
  • Page 4: Before Using The Refrigerator

    • The ice maker should be connected to a water supply that delivers drinkable or chemically purified water. • Install and level the refrigerator on a floor that will hold the weight and in an area suitable for its size and use.
  • Page 5 3. For full-overlay cabinet doors and a trim kit, the height of the opening must be 183.2 cm. • If you are installing the refrigerator to fit flush with the front of the base cabinets, all shoe molding and baseboards must be removed from the rear of the refrigerator opening.
  • Page 6 Flat panels: Weight requirements for raised panel inserts: You can create a custom flat panel a maximum of • Refrigerator door panel should not exceed 6.35 mm thick to replace your decorator panels. 12.7 kg. Flat wood panels less than 6.35 mm thick are not •...
  • Page 7 Leveling Your Refrigerator Your refrigerator has a front and rear roller at the base of the product on each side. All four rollers can be adjusted from the front of the product. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you...
  • Page 8 If necessary, it is possible to level the appliance from side to side by turning the two levelling screws right behind the front grille on the refrigerator bottom, one on the right and the other on the left, proceeding as follows: •...
  • Page 9: How To Operate The Refrigerator/Freezer

    HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER 1. Temperature control (sliders) (Fig. 1) When the appliance is used for the first time, set the refrigerator and freezer temperatures on the intermediate position (small triangle); to change these values, move the sliders either left or right: to the left for a less cold temperature, to the right for a colder temperature.
  • Page 10 4. Setting the electronic controls (Fig. 4) Warmer Warmer Give your refrigerator the time to cool down completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. IMPORTANT: If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your food may spoil.
  • Page 11 This helps to keep the meat drawer colder than the rest of the refrigerator. Set the slider for higher or lower airflow. Vegetable Position If you wish to store vegetables in the meat drawer, move the control all the way to the left to the vegetables setting.
  • Page 12 3gb33001.fm5 Page 42 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER Half-width flip-up shelf (on some models) To raise and lower the shelf: 1.Raise the shelf by first sliding it back and down to make it half-width. (You can use the shelf in this position to allow taller items to be stored on the shelf below).
  • Page 13: Guide To Food Storage

    It is important to wrap food so that no water, moisture, or vapour may pass through; this avoids the transfer of odour or flavour throughout the refrigerator and allows better storage of frozen food. We recommend the use of plastic containers with tight fitting lids, aluminium trays, aluminium foil, plastic film, and waterproof plastic wrappings.
  • Page 14 3gb33001.fm5 Page 44 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM GUIDE TO FOOD STORAGE Freezing fruit Select ripe, blemish-free fruit. Clean, peel and slice as needed. Pack in rigid containers or other recommended material. Leave some head space to allow liquid to expand during freezing. Freezing vegetables For best results freeze no more than 2 to 3 hours after picking.
  • Page 15 Raw vegetables: do not thaw, put straight into boiling water and cook as usual. Fruit: thaw in the refrigerator compartment. Meat (large cuts): thaw in the refrigerator NOTE: Never store warm food in the freezer. compartment without unwrapping. Before cooking, Allow hot foods to cool to room temperature for 30 leave at room temperature for a couple of hours.
  • Page 16: Use Of The Ice And Water Dispenser

    3gb33001.fm5 Page 46 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM USE OF THE ICE AND WATER DISPENSER (ON SOME MODELS) Your freezer dispenses both cubed and crushed ice. Before dispensing ice, select which type of ice you prefer. The button controls are designed for easy use and cleaning. For cubed ice, press the cubed ice button until the red indicator appears in the window above the button.
  • Page 17 3gb33001.fm5 Page 47 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM USE OF THE DISPENSER LIGHT AND DISPENSER LOCK (ON SOME MODELS) The dispenser light The dispenser area has a night light. It can be turned on manually by pressing the button at the right hand side of the control panel.
  • Page 18: Automatic Icemaker

    3gb33001.fm5 Page 48 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Useful hints on the automatic ice maker (Style I) • The ON/OFF lever is a signal arm: Down..for making ice automatically. Up..to switch off the ice maker. To turn the ice maker on/off: (Style II) The ON/OFF switch is located on the top right side of the freezer compartment.
  • Page 19 This can take overnight. • If ice is not being made fast enough and more ice is needed, set the refrigerator thermostat on a higher number. Wait a day and, if necessary, set the freezer compartment thermostat knob on “4/5.”...
  • Page 20: Common Ice Maker Problems

    3gb33001.fm5 Page 50 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM COMMON ICE MAKER PROBLEMS PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION The dispenser does not work. The freezer compartment door is Close the freezer compartment open. door. The ice bin is not properly Make sure that the bin is pushed installed.
  • Page 21: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Rinse and dry. Never use detergents or abrasives. Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. Clean the outside with a sponge dampened in lukewarm water.
  • Page 22 3gb33001.fm5 Page 52 Monday, August 20, 2001 3:48 PM VACATION Short vacation There is no need to disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply if you will be away for less than three weeks. Use up perishable food, freeze other food. If your appliance has an automatic ice maker: 1.Turn it off.
  • Page 23 • This is normal in hot, damp weather. The pan can Performance problems often result from little even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is things you can find and fix yourself without tools level so that the water does not overflow.
  • Page 24 When the door is opened, humidity from wrong and the type and serial number of your the room air enters the refrigerator. The more appliance (these data are on the rating plate). often the door is opened, the faster humidity...
  • Page 25: Water Filtration And Monitoring System

    Style II change your water filter cartridge. The light is located at the top of the refrigerator compartment. The light will change from green to yellow. This tells you that it is almost time to change the water filter cartridge (90% of the filter life has been used).
  • Page 26: Water Connection

    After-sales Service nearest to the sales outlet where the appliance was purchased. • Disconnect the electrical supply to the refrigerator prior to installing the ice maker water line. • The appliance is supplied with 2 metres of coiled water tubing for connecting the ice maker to the water supply.
  • Page 27 • The appliance is supplied with a gray water tube, 2330 mm long, already attached to the back of the refrigerator and is provided with a transition connector for connecting the ice maker to the water supply.
  • Page 28: Electrical Connection

    If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction. Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be carried out by a qualified Whirlpool technician in compliance with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety regulations.