Whirlpool WRS342FIAM Quick Start Manual

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GETTING STARTED

SAVE THESE AND ALL INSTRUCTIONS! For more details and additional important information, see the other instructions provided inside your refrigerator.

W10586059C

8/13

© 2013. All rights reserved.

Pour les instructions en français, voir au verso.

Printed in Mexico

TOOLS REQUIRED

The following tools may be required to remove or align the
refrigerator doors, or to level the refrigerator.

Tools Needed:

■ Phillips screwdriver – Base grille removal

¹⁄₄" hex-head socket wrench – Electrical wiring

connections

³⁄₁₆" hex key – Top hinge removal

■ Internal star drive or 

³⁄₈" hex-head socket wrench –

Bottom hinge removal

■ Bubble level – Check leveling

¹⁄₄" open-ended or adjustable wrench – Adjust leveling

feet

⁵⁄₁₆" open-ended or adjustable wrench – Adjust door

alignment

Tools Provided:

¹⁄₈" hex key – Handle setscrews (on some models)

INSTALLATION CHECKLIST

Unpack the Refrigerator

Remove all shipping material.

Use 

¹⁄₂" socket wrench to remove skids (socket

extension is recommended).

Electrical Power

Plug refrigerator into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Doors

Install the handles according to instructions. 

Make sure the refrigerator is steady and level.

After food has been placed inside, check that the
doors are even across the top.

Make sure the base grille is properly attached to the
refrigerator.

Adjusting the Temperature

After installation, allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to
reach the recommended temperature setting. Under
some conditions, you may need to adjust the controls
to a colder or warmer setting than is normally
recommended. Make adjustments only one setting at
a time, and wait 24 hours between adjustments. 

Ice and Water System 

(on some models) 

Connect the refrigerator to the household water
supply, and turn it on.

Make sure the water supply line behind the
refrigerator is not kinked.

Flush the water system according to instructions.

Check for water leaks at all connections.

To make ice, the ice maker must be turned on. Allow
24 hours for the freezer to get cold enough to begin
making ice. Discard the first three batches of ice
produced. Allow up to 3 days to fill the ice storage
bin.

Accessories (on some models)

Install Air Filter(s) and/or Produce Preserver(s)
according to instructions. 

Final Steps

Save instructions and other literature.

Send in Registration Card or register your product
online.

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in 
death, fire, or electrical shock.

WARNING

LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT

To view an animated video about

the leveling and door alignment

process, scan the code at left 

with your mobile device.

✔To level the product or align the doors, you must first

remove the base grille as follows:

❏ Open both doors to 90˚. Remove the base grille by

removing the two screws, then pulling out on the
outside corners. 

NOTE: The doors must only be opened to 90˚. If
they are opened all the way, the base grille will not
come off.

✔If the refrigerator doors do not close easily or pop

open, or if the refrigerator seems unsteady or rolls
when a door is pulled open:

❏ Use a 

¹⁄₄" open-ended or adjustable wrench to adjust

the leveling feet, which are located on the brackets
on each side of the product. 

■ Turn the leveling foot to the left to raise that side

of the product, or turn it to the right to lower that
side of the product.

NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling feet,
making it easier to turn the feet.

A. Bottom hinge
B. Leveler bracket
C. Leveling foot

✔The doors are designed to be slightly different

heights when the refrigerator is empty, in order to
account for the weight of food that will be placed on
the doors. If doors are uneven after food has been
placed inside:

❏ Use a 

⁵⁄₁₆" open-ended or adjustable wrench to turn

the alignment screw, which is located on the bottom
hinge of the refrigerator door. 

■ Turn the screw to the right to raise the

refrigerator door, or turn it to the left to lower the
door.

A. Alignment screw

A

Raise

Lower

A

B

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Raise

Lower

ICE MAKER OPERATION

Models with the Ice Storage Bin on the Door:

❏ Open the freezer door and remove the ice storage bin.
❏ Locate the ice maker switch on the left wall of the storage

bin area. Slide the control to ON or OFF.

A. On/Off switch

B. Sensor cover

Models with the Ice Storage Bin in the Freezer:

❏ Open the freezer and locate the wire shutoff arm. 
❏ Arm lowered – ON; Arm up – OFF.

B

A

PRODUCE PRESERVER INSTALLATION 

(on some models)

✔Install Produce Preserver(s) and status indicator(s)

according to instructions.

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✔Install Air Filter(s) and status indicator(s) according to

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ENERGY AND NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS

Your new refrigerator has been designed to optimize energy
efficiency, and better regulate temperatures to match cooling
demand. You may notice that it operates differently from your
previous refrigerator.

It is normal for the high-efficiency compressor to run for
extended periods of time at varying speeds, in order to
consume only the energy necessary for optimum efficiency.

In addition, during various stages of the cooling cycle and ice
production, you may hear normal operating sounds that are
unfamiliar to you. Normal sounds may include
cracking/crashing, popping, pulsating/whirring, rattling, water
running or gurgling, and sizzling.

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