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Product Help | Whirlpool

What to Do During a Power Outage

What to do during a power outage with your Whirlpool refrigerator? 

If the power will be out for 24 hours or less keep the door closed to help the food stay cold and frozen. 

If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the following:

  • Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
  • If a food locker is not available, consume or can perishable food at once.

NOTE: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the condition of the food is poor, dispose of it

What to do after power is restored?

The Power Outage indicator (on some models) lets you know if the power supply to the refrigerator has been off and the freezer temperature has risen.

The control panel display will read “Power Outage,” and an alert tone will sound three times. Touch any button to stop the tone, and touch any button again to turn off the Power Outage icon. Once the power outage has been confirmed, the “Power Outage” icon will disappear, and the display will return to the Home screen.

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