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Whirlpool WRF757SDEM Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 R E N C H O O R O T T O M O U N T E F R I G E RA T O R & C A R E U I D E W W W W H I R L P O O L C O M W W W W H I R L P O O L U .
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Please read the Use and Care Instructions in this the Whirlpool Brand family of high-quality guide before operating your new refrigerator. Like appliances. Your new Whirlpool ® French Door all appliances, your refrigerator may require...
  • Page 3: Refrigerator Safety

    REFRIGERATOR SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Parts And Features

    G. Freezer drawer H. LED ramp-on lighting ® I. In-Door-Ice dispensing system What’s New Behind the Doors? Your Whirlpool ® French Door Refrigerator comes equipped with various innovative storage and energy efficient features. Energy and Normal Operating Sounds Water Filter Your new French Door Bottom Mount refrigerator has been ®...
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS LED Lighting Door Alarm The LED lights do not ever need to be replaced. A helpful alarm sounds when the refrigerator door or freezer drawer is left ajar. MicroEdge ® Glo Shelves (on some models) Power Outage Indicator Industry-exclusive MicroEdge Glo shelves make every snack ®...
  • Page 6: Location Requirements

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Location Requirements NOTE: This refrigerator is intended for use in a location where the WARNING temperature ranges from a minimum of 55°F (13°C) to a maximum of 110°F (43°C). The preferred room temperature range for optimum performance, which reduces electricity usage and provides superior cooling, is between 60°F (15°C) and 90°F (32°C).
  • Page 7: Remove And Replace Refrigerator Doors

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Remove and Replace Refrigerator Doors NOTE: Measure the width of your door opening, to see whether or not you need to remove the refrigerator doors to move the refrigerator into your home. If door removal is necessary, see the following instructions. IMPORTANT: If the refrigerator was previously installed and you are moving it out of the home, before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF.
  • Page 8: Remove Right-Hand Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Remove Right-Hand Refrigerator Door Remove Left-Hand Refrigerator Door IMPORTANT: The tubing and wiring for the water dispenser run through the left-hand door hinge, so they must be disconnected WARNING before removing the door. 1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the cover from the top hinge.
  • Page 9: Replace Right-Hand Refrigerator Door

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Style 2 - Firmly pull up on the clasp. Then, pull the tubing out 5. Lift the refrigerator door from the bottom hinge pin. The top of the fitting. hinge will come away with the door. NOTE: It may not be necessary to remove the bottom hinges NOTE: The water dispenser tubing remains attached to the and brake feet assemblies to move the refrigerator through a left-hand refrigerator door.
  • Page 10: Remove And Replace Freezer Drawer Front

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Remove and Replace Freezer Drawer Front Depending on the width of your door opening, it may be Replace Drawer Front necessary to remove the freezer drawer front to move the refrigerator into your home. 1. Pull out the freezer drawer glides to their full extension. IMPORTANT: 2.
  • Page 11: Electrical Requirements

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Electrical Requirements Recommended Grounding Method WARNING A 115 volt, 60 Hz, AC only 15- or 20-amp fused, grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator and approved accessories be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.
  • Page 12: Connect The Water Supply

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Connect the Water Supply Read all directions before you begin. Ensure that you have the proper length needed for the ■ job. Be sure both ends of the copper tubing are cut IMPORTANT: square. Plumbing shall be installed in accordance with the ■...
  • Page 13: Complete The Installation

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 3. Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Complete the Installation Correct any leaks. Style 2 WARNING 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. 2. Remove and discard the short, black plastic part from the end of the water line inlet. 3.
  • Page 14: Remove The Handles

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 4. While holding the handle, insert the short end of the hex key 10. Firmly push the handle toward the drawer until the handle into the upper hole and slightly rotate the hex key until it is base is flush against the drawer. engaged in the setscrew.
  • Page 15: Refrigerator Leveling, Door Closing And Alignment

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Refrigerator Leveling, Door Closing and Alignment The base grille covers the adjustable brake feet and roller Style 2 assemblies located at the bottom of the refrigerator below the freezer drawer. Before making any adjustments, remove the base ¹⁄₄" grille and move the refrigerator to its final location.
  • Page 16: Filters And Accessories

    FILTERS AND ACCESSORIES NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the To Steady the Refrigerator: refrigerator takes some weight off the brake feet. This Open the freezer drawer. Using a ¹⁄₄" hex driver, turn both ■ makes it easier to turn the screws. brake feet clockwise the same amount until the brake feet 7.
  • Page 17: Replace The Water Filter

    FILTERS AND ACCESSORIES RESET the water filter status tracking feature. After you 1. Locate the water filter compartment in the right-hand side of ■ replace the disposable filter with a new filter, closing the filter the refrigerator ceiling. Push up to release and lower the compartment door will automatically reset the filter status compartment door.
  • Page 18: Replacing The Air Filter

    FILTERS AND ACCESSORIES To order a replacement air filter, contact us. See “Accessories” in Models without notches: the User Guide, Use and Care Guide or User Instructions for Place the indicator somewhere it is easily visible - either ■ information on ordering. inside the refrigerator, or elsewhere in your kitchen or home.
  • Page 19: Installing The Status Indicator

    Kitchen & Appliance Cleaner: order an accessory, contact us and ask for the Part Number. In U.S.A., order Part #W10355010 In Canada, order Part #W10355010B In the U.S.A., visit our webpage accessories or call 1-800-901-2042. Water Filter: In U.S.A., order Part #EDR2RXD1 In Canada, visit our webpage
  • Page 20: Refrigerator Use

    REFRIGERAT OR USE 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-hand refrigerator door is opened, the hinged ■...
  • Page 21: Cooling On/Off

    REFRIGERATOR USE When Temperature mode is activated, press TEMP to toggle When adjusting temperature set points, between Fridge and Freezer. The display will show the use the following chart as a guide: temperature set point of the selected compartment, and CONDITION: TEMPERATURE temperature adjusting information will appear on the display...
  • Page 22: Additional Features

    REFRIGERAT OR USE Fast Ice To turn off Vacation Mode, press the OPTIONS button to ■ access the Options menu, then press LOCK to turn off the The Fast Ice feature assists with temporary periods of heavy ice feature. The Vacation icon will disappear, and the screen will use by increasing ice production.
  • Page 23: Water And Ice Dispensers

    REFRIGERATOR USE Water and Ice Dispensers IMPORTANT: The Water Dispenser Allow 3 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill water. ■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the IMPORTANT: ■ first three batches of ice produced. Dispense at least 1 qt (1 L) of water every week to maintain a ■...
  • Page 24: The Dispenser Light

    REFRIGERAT OR USE To Dispense Ice: The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed. If it appears that your dispenser lights are not working, see 1. Select the desired type of ice. To switch between cubed ice “Troubleshooting” for more information. and crushed ice, press ICE/WATER.
  • Page 25: Style 1 - Ice Maker In The Refrigerator

    REFRIGERATOR USE Remove and Replace the Ice Storage Bin Style 1 - Ice Maker in the Refrigerator Remove the ice storage bin by inserting your fingers into the ■ (on some models) hole at the base of the bin and squeezing the latch to release the bin from the compartment.
  • Page 26: Refrigerator Features

    REFRIGERATOR FEATURES Important information to know about glass shelves and covers: Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping. Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small, pebble-size pieces.
  • Page 27: Crisper Humidity Control

    REFRIGERATOR FEATURES To remove the crisper(s) cover: To replace crisper(s) cover: 1. Remove crisper drawers. 1. Fit back of cover frame into supports on side walls of the refrigerator and lower the front of the cover frame into place. 2. Holding the glass insert firmly with one hand, press up in center of glass insert until it rises above the plastic frame.
  • Page 28: Drawer Removal And Replacement

    REFRIGERATOR FEATURES Drawer Removal and Replacement Meat Storage Guide Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and To remove the drawer: moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for 1. Push the drawer completely closed. storage times.
  • Page 29: Refrigerator Care

    REFRIGERATOR CARE Cleaning Style 2 - Stainless Steel WARNING IMPORTANT: Damage to stainless steel finish due to improper use of ■ cleaning products, or using non-recommended cleaning products, is not covered under the warranty. DO USE DO NOT USE ✔ Soft, clean cloth ✘...
  • Page 30: Condenser Cleaning

    REFRIGERAT OR CARE Condenser Cleaning There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal home 3. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille, the operating environments. If the environment is particularly greasy open areas behind the grille and the front surface area of the or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the home, the condenser.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    First try the solutions suggested here. If you need further assistance or more recommendations that may help you avoid a service call, refer to the warranty page in this manual and scan the code with your mobile device, or visit
  • Page 32: Noise

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS High efficiency compressor and fans Larger, more efficient refrigerators run longer at lower, more energy The motor efficient speeds. seems to run too much The room or outdoor temperature is hot. It is normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions. For optimum performance, place the refrigerator in an indoor, temperature controlled environment.
  • Page 33: Temperature And Moisture

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS Popping Contraction/expansion of inside walls, especially during This is normal. initial cool-down Hissing/Dripping Flow of refrigerant, or flow of oil in the compressor This is normal. Vibration The refrigerator may not be steady Adjust the leveling screws and lower the leveling foot firmly against the floor.
  • Page 34: Ice And Water

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS The room is humid. A humid environment contributes to moisture buildup. There is interior moisture buildup The door(s) are opened often or not Allows humid air to enter the refrigerator. Minimize door openings NOTE: Some moisture closed completely.
  • Page 35 Using a water supply connection type It is recommended to use copper tubing or Whirlpool supply line, other than recommended. Part Number 8212547RP. See “Connect to Water Line.” The ice has been stored too long.
  • Page 36: Doors

    TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS Crushed ice is blocking the ice delivery Switch from crushed ice to cubed ice to clear the ice dispenser. The ice dispenser chute. Then switch back to crushed ice. jams while dispensing crushed ice The glass was not held under the Hold the glass under the dispenser 2 to 3 seconds after releasing Water is leaking or dispenser long enough.
  • Page 37 TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS The door gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean gaskets and contact surfaces with mild soap and The doors are difficult to warm water. Rinse and dry with soft cloth. open The doors need to be aligned, or the See “Refrigerator Leveling, Door Closing and Alignment.”...
  • Page 38: Performance Data Sheet

    PERFORMANCE DATA SHEET Water Filtration System Model P9WB2L/P9RFWB2L Capacity 200 Gallons (757 Liters) System tested and certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42, Standard 53, and Standard 401 for the reduction of substances as listed below. This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53 and 401 for the reduction of the substances listed below. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, and 401.
  • Page 39: Warranty

    DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY Whirlpool makes no representations about the quality, durability, or need for service or repair of this major appliance other than the representations contained in this warranty. If you want a longer or more comprehensive warranty than the limited warranty that comes with this major appliance, you should ask Whirlpool or your retailer about buying an extended warranty.