Whirlpool EEV 202X User's Manual

UPRIGHT FREEZER
Model EEV 202X
Whirlpool
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Guide
To help you get
the most from your
new freezer
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Interior
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Before you freeze the first apple
pie, you will want to know all
about your new Whirlpool
freezer. That’s what this Use and
Care Guide is all about. It tells
you how to start it, fill it, clean it...
even what to do if anything goes
wrong. See handy Self-service
Check List on back page of
simple problems
you can solve
yourself without the wasted time
and possible expense of a need,
less service call. After all, who
needs a service technician
to
plug back in an electric cord
that’s been accidentally
pulled out?
Juice ~
con
shelves
Built-in
Model and serial
number plate
Before you use
your freezer
Be sure your freezer is properly
installed in an appropriate
level
area and a place suitable for
the size, function and protection
of the freezer.
0 Properly connectto
electricity.
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Remove the Consumer Buy
Guide label before freezer is
used.
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Do not remove TECH SHEET
fastened behind the base grille.
It contains technical
information
required
by your service
technician.
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Do not permit children to
operate or play with the freezer.
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REMEMBER: Use the appliance
only for the job it was designed
to perform.
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(See booklet, How to
Preserve Foods the
Modern Way with Your
WHIRLPOOL Freezer, for
complete
information
and tips on home
freezing.)
Before starting
your freezer
1. locate
it properly
- For best
performance,
your freezer
should be located in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated
place out of the
direct sunlight and away from
such heat sources as radiators.
The freezer may be installed
flush against the wall and the
cabinets
on each side. Also,
check the strength of your floor.
Make certain it can support the
weight of the freezer when
loaded.
2. Keep it level - Level your
freezer by adjusting the two
leveling legs at the front corners.
(Adjust door-hinge
side first.] Turn
left to raise the corner’ right to
lower it. When freezer is sitting
level, the freezer door (when
opened)
will stay at any open
position. After the freezer has
been filled, recheck to see if it is
sitting level.
NOTE: Before turning freezer on,
you may wantto wash the inside
of the freezer with a solution of
two tablespoons
baking soda to
a quart of warm water. Rinse
thoroughly
and dry.
To stari freezer
Electrical
Connection-Your
freezer should be connected
to
its own individual
outlet, one not
controlled
by a wall switch.
Makesuretheoutlet
provides120
volt, 60 Hz AC current. For your
safety, the power supply cord of
the freezer is equipped
with a
three-pronged
grounding
plug.
It should be plugged
into a
matching
grounded
threepronged
type wall receptacle.
Attach retaining clip for cord
plug. Do not remove the ground
prong. See electrical
requirements and grounding
instructions sheet for complete
information.
Set cold control -The cold
control is located
inside your
freezer on the right wall. To start
turn cold control to middle of
dial. This position will maintain
zero zone temperatures
under
normal operating
conditions
Turn the cold control to a higher
number for colder temperatures
or a lower number for less cold
temperatures.
Let freezer cool before filling Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours
before filling with frozen food.
Let it cool overnight
before adding a quantity of fresh food to be
frozen. As freezer cools, you will
see frost forming on the shelves.
It is normal for the frost to form
first on the top shelves, and be
heaviest there.
NOTE: When freezer first starts, the
compressor
will run all the time
until the cabinet
is cooled to
selected
temperature.
This first
cooling may take 6 to 8 hours or
longer depending
upon the
weather and the number of times
the freezer door is opened. After
the cabinet
has cooled, the
compressor
turns off. It will turn
on and off as needed to keep
the freezer at selected
temperature.
The Power Saving Control is located inside the freezer. It controls electric heaters in the walls
of the freezer that helps reduce
condensation
of moisture on the
outside of the freezer during
periods of high humidity
When
humidity in room is high, push
switch toward HI to prevent
condensation.
When humidity is
low, push switch toward LO to
conserve electricity.
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Taking care of
your freezer
Exterior signal light - Located on
the right side of the base grille,
automatically
indicates
any
power interruption
to the freezer.
When power is being supplied.
the light will glow If light does
not glow, check immediately.
The electrrc current may be off;
the freezer may be disconnected from the outlet; or the
warning light may be burned
out.
Defrosting
and cleaning
Complete
defrosting should be
done a bout once a year. For inbetween defrosting, remove
frost by scraping
with CI plastic
scraper. Do not use an ice pick,
knife or other sharp-pointed
tool. You could damage
the
refrigerant
coils.
FOLLOW THESE
STEPSWHEN
DEFROSTING AND
CLEANING:
2. Turn cold control to OFF, and
disconnect
service cord
from wall outlet.
3. Take out glide-out
basket.
Wash in warm, soapy water;
rrnse and dry
To remove glide-out
basket at
bottom, pull it out until it stops.
Lift basket up and out. To
replace,
insert basket into
rear slides and lower into
position. Push basket into
freezer.
Key eject lock
Your freezer is equipped
with CI
key eject lock which can help
reduce the hazard of child entrapment. To lock or unlock the
freezer it IS necessary to manually hold the key tn the lock
whrle turning. The lock IS
spring loaded so tne key can
not be left In the lock
If key is lost, a replacement
can
be obtained
from {our dealer or
a Whirlpool TECH-CARE service
agent Always
give complete
model and serial numbers of
your freezer when requesting
a
replacement
key
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Remove frozen foods and
wrap packages
individually
In several thicknesses of
newspaper
and cover with a
blanket. Food handled
this
way will stay frozen several
hours
3.
4. Place pans of hot water inside
freezer to hasten melting of
frost. Leave door open. As
ice softens and melts, it con
be removed
In large pieces.
Direct air from on electric fan
into the freezer to speed
defrosting.
9. Plug cord into wall outlet and
return cold control to original
setting. Check to see that
the signal light glows. Return
food to the freezer.
6 Wash inside of freezer with a
solution of 2 tablespoons
of
baking soda to one quart of
warm water. Rinse and dry.
Wash the gasket strip around
the door with worm, soapy
water. Rinse and dry.
NOTE: Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
and cleansers containing
petroleum
products should not
be used to clean door gasket or
plastic parts of the freezer.
Replacing
interior light
5 Remove drain cop from inside bottom of freezer. Remove the base grille by
opening the freezer door
and lifting up ontwo tabs
that extend through the grille
at either end. Pull grille forward and lift off bottom
supports.
Unclip hose and
allow defrost waterto drain
through the hose into a flat
pan. After defrosting and
cleaning,
hook drain hose in
place and replace the base
grille and drain cap.
4.
Disconnect
electric cord from
outlet. Remove light shield by
pulling away from the side
wall. To replace,
insert tabs into opening
in freezer side wall
and press. Replace
bulb with no
larger than a 40.watt appliance
bulb. Reconnect
freezer.
7. Wash outside of freezer with
worm water, using a mild
soap or mild detergent.
Rinse
and dry. Do not use an
abrasive
or harsh cleanser.
Waxing is not recommended
8. Clean condenser
located
behind the base grille with a
stiff brush or with the dusting
attachment
from your
vacuum cleaner.
Vacation and
moving care
Shutting off or
moving freezer
When you take
a vacation
Arrange to have a periodic
check of your freezer to make
sure it is operating
and
electricity
to freezer has not
been interrupted.
If you shut the freezer off for a
period of time (more than 24
hours):
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Remove all food.
0 Unplug freezer.
l Clean
thoroughly,
using two
tablespoons
baking soda to
one quart of warm water. Rinse
and dry.
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Block door open so air can circulate freely to prevent odor
and mold growth. If freezer has
a lock, turn the lock to the
locked position with the door
open. Place rubber or wood
blocks between door and
cabinet at a location out of a
child’s reach. Tape blocks
securely in place using selfadhesive
filament tape
(strapping
tape).
If you move the freezer:
Remove all food, unplug
freezer and clean thoroughly.
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Remove any baskets, bins or
removable
shelves.
l Tape or lock
door shut to
prevent damage.
l Level
freezer when relocated
to insure door seal.
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Make sure new location can
support the weight of the
loaded freezer.
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When reconnecting
freezer,
refer to the “To Start Freezer”
section of this instruction card
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5.
How to freeze food in your freezer
When freezer has cooled to selected
temperature,
it may be loaded with frozen
food. However, when you plan to freeze a
quantity of unfrozen food, use the following
chart as a guide to the amount to freeze
at one time..
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME
Size of Meat or
Freezer
Fish
20 cu. ft. 40 Ibs.
Vegetables
or Fruit
60 Ibs.
These amounts are based on USDA
recommendations.
If too many packages
of unfrozen food are packed
at one time
into the freezer, the rate of freezing is too
slow Poor quality products result.
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PACKAGE AND SEAL
CAREFULLY
Airtight packaging
is the secret of success
in freezing foods. Containers
and
wrappings
should be moisture-vaporproof and packages
should be sealed
carefully to keep natural moisture in and
air out.
If food is not properly wrapped,
freezer burn
will result. When this happens, food dehydrates and is of poor quality.
The drugstore fold is recommended
for
efficiency
and economy.
Bring the edges
of the paper together and fold over until it
fits tightly around the articles being
wrapped
(at least two folds).
Storing frozen food
When food is frozen, stack packages
anywhere in the freezer. Make sure that
packages
do not extend beyond the shelf
edge keeping the door from closing
and sealing.
aluminum freezer foil, kraft
Heavy-duty
paper with cellophane
bonded to it,
special freezer bags, jars, cartons and
special pressure-sensitive
freezer sealing
tape are available
at your supermarket
or
freezer dealer. See your “How to Freeze
Book” for packaging
material guide.
Loading
Glide-out
basket - Store heavy and bulky
packages
here. Basket slides out so you
can conveniently
reach everything
that is
stored in the bottom of the freezer.
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Before loading with unfrozen food, turn cold
control to coldest position (highest number]
and let freezer operate for several hours.
This will speed up the rate of freezing. Lay
packages
to be frozen in a single layer so
each rests on the freezing surface of a
shelf. Allow space between
packages
for
cold airto circulate.
Food will be frozen in about 18 to 24 hours,
depending
upon the kind of food, size and
shape of the package
and the amount
to be frozen. Do not add more unfrozen
food until previous load is frozen. If in doubt,
wait 24 hours before adding more unfrozen food.
Door storage - Store packages
on the
door shelves behind the retaining
bar.
Depending
on package
size, it may fit like
a book on the shelf or with front of package
facing the retaining
bar.
WHEN FOOD IS FROZEN, RETURN COLD
CONTROL TO ITS USUAL SETTING. If cold
control is not moved back to its original
setting, compressor
will run longer and
sweating
may occur on the exterior
of
the cabinet.
Juice can shelves
door US shown.
-Store
juice
cans on
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Self-service
Check list
Performance
problems
often
result from little things you can
find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If electricity
goes off
Learn how long power will be off
by calling the power company.
If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less, keep freezer
closed. Most food will stay
frozen.
If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24 hours, do this:
(al Remove all frozen food
and store in a frdzen food
locker. Or...
(b) Place dry ice on top of
food, using as large
pieces as possible. Protect your hands with
gloves when using dry
ice.
(cl If neither food locker
storage nor dry ice is
available,
use or can
perishable
food at once.
The length of time food will
stay frozen depends
on several factors. For instance:
a full freezer will remain
cold longer than a freezer
only partially filled. And a
freezer full of meat will stay
cold longer than a freezer
filled with baked goods. Also,
if the food still contains ice
crystals, it may be safely
refrozen, although the quality
and flavor may be affected.
Use this food as soon as convenient. If the condition
of the
food is poor or is any way
questionable,
it is wise to
dispose of it.
If freezer stops running
1. Check to see if power cord is
plugged
into the outlet.
Part No. 984967
Rev. C
2. Check fuse box or circuit
breaker.
3. Check electric company
for
a power failure.
4. Be sure COLD CONTROL is
turned on.
If compressor
seems to run
too lona
1. Check to see that condenser,
behind the base grille, is free
of dust and lint.
2. On hot summer days or if
room is hot, compressor
will
run longer to provide correct
amount of cooling.
3. If large amounts of unfrozen
food have been put into
the freezer, compressor
will
run longer.
4. Freezer
may need
defrosting.
Whirlpool
Franchised
TECH-CARE
Service...
It’s reassuring to know that
Whirlpool stands behind your
new appliance
with its network
of franchised
TECH-CARE’
service companies.
TECH-CARE
service is designed
to fulfill your
warranty and provide the
after-warranty
service and
maintenance
to keep your new
appliance
in top notch condition, anywhere
in the United
States. Whirlpool wants you to
get the service that you would
expect on quality home
appliances.
If you move...
To make sure that your appliance is correctly
installed and
to insure its continued
satisfactory operation,
please
telephone
your nearest
TECH-CARE service company.
(Installation
cost will, of course,
be paid for by you.]
Or, if you need service...
1. Call the dealer from whom you
purchased
the appliance
or
a Whirlpool franchised
TECH-CARE service company.
He is in the Yellow Pages of your
telephone
directory
listed under
Refrigerators
and Freezers Repairing
or Servicing. [Also
under Washers, Dryers Repairing
or Servicing].
2. If you can’t find him in the
Yellow Pages, dial free, within the
continental
United States excepi
Alaska, the Whirlpool
COOL-LINER Service (BOO)
253-1301 [when calling from
Michigan,
dial (BOO] 632-22431,
or write:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton,
Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022
Remember...Please
include the
model and serial number of
your appliance
when requesting service. Also, retain your
sales slip and warranty
letter to
verify your warranty status.
Learn the benefits of using
TECH-CARE service for maintaining the quality originally
built into your WHIRLPOOL
appliance.
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