Whirlpool EH15VSXL User's Manual

CHEST FREEZER
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Model EHI 8VSXL
Model EHl SVSXL
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USC and Care
Key-Eject
Guide
Alarm Switch
Copy Your Model Number
and Serial Number Here
When you need service, or
call with a question,
have
this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate
on the lower right side of the
cabinet).
2. Purchase date from sales
slip.
Copy this information
in
these
spaces.
Keep
this
book,
your warranty
and
sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
lock
Number Plate
Before you plug it in
Before using Your freezer, You are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
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is installed
and leveled
on a floor that will
hold the weight, and in an area suitable for
its size and use.
is connected
only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electric supply and grounding
(see below).
is used only for jobs expected
of home
freezers.
is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
Install
Properly.
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is properly
maintained.
is in a dry sheltered area.
is used in an area where the room temperature will not exceed
110°F (43.3-C].
is not run where there are explosive
fumes.
is not used by children or others who may not
understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded
with food before it has time to
get properly
cold.
level
Chest Freezer.. .
from end to end and front to back
will seal properly
so that the lid
Install the Battery...
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3 inches
3 inches
1. Check the strength of the floor. It should hold
weight of fully loaded freezer.
2. Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm] air space on
all sides of freezer and 2 inches [5 cm) at
back. Leave room at top for lid to open all the
way.
3. It should not be necessary
to remove the lid
during installation. If, for any reason, the hinges
need
adjustment,
see Your authorized
WHIRLPOOL dealer.
4. Do not cover the freezer with items such as
blankets, sheets, tablecloths,
etc.
Remove
You will find the freezer key and a 9-volt alkaline battery packed
inside the freezer. Install
the battery by following
instructions
on page 4.
The Temperature
Alarm will sound a continuous tone if the Temperature
Alarm Switch is in the
ON or TEST position. Move the switch to OFF until
the freezer is cold. Then move if to ON.
Install the Defrost
Drain Cover...
Packed
inside the freezer is the Defrost Drain
Cover
and a hose adapter.
Keep the hose
adapter
in a handy place to use when defrosting the freezer. Install the Defrost Drain Cover
over the opening
in the lower left, front corner of
your freezer.
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Plug It In...
Sales label...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before
using the freezer. Remove any left over glue with
rubbing alcohol.
Note: DO NOT REMOVE the Care and Service label on the inside lid. This permanent
label
provides
immediate
information
should it be needed.
Do not remove Tech
Sheet permanently
attached
to back of
cabinet.
Clean
It...
Clean your freezer before
ing instructions on page 5.
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using it. See clean-
grounding
Recommended
Grounding
plu
Method
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 ampere
fused
electrical
supply is required. It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance be provided.
The receptacle
should not
be controlled
by a wall switch or pull chain.
Attach retaining
clip over power cord plug
from the literature
package
inside your freezer.
Do not use an extenslon
cord.
Using your freezer
Coollng
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Setting
the Cold
Control...
1. Insert a coin In the slot of the Cold Control to
turn it
2. Turn control to Number 3 This settrng WIII marntarn zero zone temperatures
under normal operating conditions
Adjusting
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Cold
Control
...
Turn control
to higher
number
for colder
temperatures
Turn to lower number for less cold temperatures
Temperature
Alarm..
Freezer
First.. .
Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before
with frozen food.
Let it cool overnight
before
adding
amount of unfrozen food.
filling
large
Note: When freezer is first started the compressor
will run constantly
until the cabinet
is cooled. It
may take up to 6 to 8 hours or longer, depending
on room temperature
and the number of times
the freezer lid is opened.
After the cabinet is cooled the compressor
will
turn on and off as needed
to keep freezer at
proper temperature.
The outside of your freezer may feel warm. This
is normal. The freezer’s design and main function
is to remove heat from packages
and air space
inside the freezer. This heat is transferred
to the
room air so the walls of the freezer may be warm.
.
When the Temperature
Alarm
Switch
is ON, the
ON
Temperature
Sensor in the
freezer senses freezer temperature. If the temperature
becomes
too warm,
the Temperature
Alarm is designed
to sound a
continuous
tone.
You will hear a different
sound if the battery is
a boutto wear out.The alarm is designed
to beep
(chirp) every 30 to 60 seconds to indicate
a failing battery.
The Temperature
Alarm [located
on the lower
right front of the freezer] works together
with an
electronic
Temperature
Sensor (located
inside
the freezer - sensing freezer temperature)
to
alert the user to an abnormal
condition
which
has caused freezer temperature
to rise to a level
which may be unsafe for frozen food storage. It is
designed
to sound a continuous
tone if the
freezer becomes
warm.
Freezer temperature
may become
too warm
if...
l The lid is not tightly
closed.
l The lid
has been opened
too many times, or
has been left open too long.
l The Cold
Control is not set correctly.
l A large
food load has been added.
l The freezer
is disconnected.
*There has been a power failure, or a circuitbreaker
is tripped
or a fuse blown.
If the Temperature
Alarm
sounds a continuous
tone
OFF lml
and
the
Temoerature
Alarm switch is ON, move
the switch to OFF.
Make sure you know why the freezer became
too warm. If the problem
is serious (power failure]
and service or assistance
is needed,
see page
8. If the problem
is simple [lid open, freezer unplugged]
correct it. Move the switch back to ON
when the freezer is cold again.
Check the battery
often
by moving
the Temperature Alarm
Switch to the
Test position.
The alarm
TEST
should sound a continuous
tone, regardless
of freezer
temperature.
If the alarm doesn’t sound a tone
with the switch in the TEST position, replace
the
battery immediately.
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Installing
Replacing
or
the Battery...
Battery
ClamD
Temperature
Alarm Switch
Battery
Connector
Installing:
Replacing:
I. Move the Temperature
Alarm Switch to OFF.
2. Pull top of Temperature
Alarm small door toward you.
3. Attach 9-volt alkaline
battery to connector.
4. Fit battery under clamp.
5. Push Temperature
Alarm small door back into
place.
6. Move the Temperature
Alarm Switch to the
TEST position. The alarm should sound.
7. Move the switch to OFF until the freezer is cold.
Then move the switch to ON.
1. Pull top of Temperature
Alarm small door toward you.
2. Carefully
pull the battery
forward
out of the
clamp.
3. Unplug the battery.
4. Install a new 9-volt alkaline
battery.
5. Replace
the battery in the clamp.
6. Push Temperature
Alarm small door back into
place.
7. Test the battery.
8. Move the Temperature
Alarm Switch to ON.
The battery..
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A new alkaline
battery should last about one year. Test the battery often.
If the freezer temperature
should become
too warm, a new battery should sound the
alarm for about 48 hours.
The “low battery”
beep (chirp) should last about 7 days. Replace
the failing battery
immediately.
The beep (every 30 to 60 seconds) cannot be turned off.
If you have been away from home for more than a day, always check your freezer and
TEST the battery.
Key Eject lock...
Replacing
Interior
light..
1. Unplug freezer.
2. Replace
bulb with a 15watt
3. Plug in freezer.
Sliding
.
appliance
bulb.
Baskets...
can be moved
from side to side when loading or unloading
food below it. The basket also
can be lifted out of the freezer completely.
The key eject lock can help
of child entrapment.
To lock or unlock the freezer
key in the lock while turning.
loaded so the key cannot be
If the key is lost, contact your
for a replacement.
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reduce
the hazard
you must hold the
The lock is spring
left in the lock.
WHIRLPOOL dealer
Cleaning
your freezer
The freezer should be cleaned
when frost has
built up to about J/4 inch (6 mm) thickness. Complete defrosting and cleaning
should be done at
least once a year. In high humidity areas, a freezer
may need more frequent defrosting.
To clean:
1. Unplug it.
2. Take out all frozen food and sliding
baskets
Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages
in several layers of newspaper
and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen several hours.
3. Remove
drain
cover
Part
Removable
basket
sliding
by pulling
4. Insert hose adapter
provided
into drain outlet.
5. Remove rubber stopper from inside bottom of
freezer.
6. Place a pan under the drain, or attach a hose
to the threaded
end of the adapter
and direct
water into a separate
drain.
7. Clean
freezer
according
to the following
directions.
out
After defrosting:
1. Remove hose adapter.
2. Replace drain cover and rubber stopper.
3. Plug in freezer
4. See directions
for “Setting the Cold Control,”
page 3.
What to use
How to clean
Sponge, cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent,
warm water.
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Sponge, cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent,
warm water.
Outside
Wash with warm water
detergent.
Rinse and dry.
and a mild
Wash with warm water and a mild
detergent.
Rinse and dry.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
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Waxing is recommended
in high humidity areas. Use a good
auto paste wax or an appliance
wax on painted metal surfaces.
0 Use plastic scraper to remove frost.
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pans of hot water in freezer with
lid open to speed melting. Directing
air from an electric fan into the freezer
will also help.
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water from walls with towel or
sponge.
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of 2 tablespoons
(26 g] baking soda to 1 quart (.95 I)
warm water.
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Rinse and dry.
Plastic scraper, pans of
hot water, electric fan,
sponge or towel,
baking soda, warm
water.
Inside walls
DO NOT USE an Ice pick, knlte or other sharp-polnted
tvl or
any type ot electric
defroster
to defrost freezer. They can
cause damage
to the liner and lnterlor parts.
Lid gasket
strip
and trim
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent,
warm water.
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DO NOT USE cleaning
bleaches
or cleansers
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Wash with mild detergent
water.
Rinse and dry.
waxes,
contalnlng
and warm
concentrated
detergents,
petroleum
on plastic parts.
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Freezing food in your freezer
To wrap
foods:
1. Cut sheet of wrapping
material about onethird longer than distance around food to
be wrapped.
Place wrapping
sheet on
flat surface with food in center of sheet.
When freezer has cooled to a safe storage
temperature,
it may be loaded
with frozen
food.
When you plan to freeze unfrozen
food,
see the following
chart for the amount
to
freeze at one time.
2. Bring front and back of wrapping
together and fold in toward food, making at
least two one inch (2.5 cm] folds until food
fits tightly against wrapping.
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME*
Size of
Freezer
15 cu. ft.
(433 L)
18cu.f-t.
(519 L)
Meat or
Fish
Vegetables
or Fruit
(13?kg]
36
(16.2 kg)
(204;Jkgj
54
(24.3 kg)
These amounts
mendations.
If
frozen food are
freezer, the rate
quality products
are based
too many
packed
at
of freezing
result.
Packaging
and Sealing
air
on USDA recompackages
of unone time into the
is too slow. Poor
Food...
Airtight packaging
is important
in freezing
foods. Containers
and wrappings
should be
moisture
and vapor-proof
and packages
should be sealed carefully to keep moisture
in and air out.
Freezer burn can result if food is not properly wrapped.
When this happens
food dehydrates and is of poor quality.
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3. Crease ends close to food to eliminate
pockets.
4. Press all air from package.
Fold each end
over twice. Make sure fold is tight and
fasten against
end of package
with
freezer tape.
Note: When packaging
meats that have not
been boned,
pad sharp edges with extra
wrap or use stockinette
to protect against
tearing or puncturing.
Use heavy-duty
aluminum
freezer foil, kraft
paper with cellophane
bonded
to it, special
freezer bags, jars, cartons and freezer sealing tape for packaging
your food items. You’ll
find them at the supermarket
or freezer dealer
Vacation and
moving care
“HOW to Preserve
See booklet,
Foods the Modern
Way with Your
WHIRLPOOL
Freezer,”
for complete
intormatlon
and
tlps
on home
treezlng.
loading...
1. Before freezing
large quantities
of food,
turn Cold Control to highest position and
let freezer operate for several hours
2. To speed freezing, place unfrozen packages near a side wall. Leave space between packages.
3. Add more unfrozen food after first load is
frozen (approximately
18 to 24 hours)
Stack frozen packages
in center of freezer.
4. After all food is frozen, return Cold Control
to the usual setting
After food is frozen, stack packages
anywhere in the freezer. Packages
should not
extend above the cabinet edge or they may
keep
the lid from closing
and sealing
properly.
Vacations...
Arrange
for someone
to make regular checks
of your freezer to make sure It IS operating
and
electricity
has not been Interrupted
Foods to be frozen near side wall
Shutting
\
Packages
Energy
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Saving
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already
frozen
Tips...
Check lid gasket and level cabinet
to assure a good
lid seal. Keeping
freezer
locked insures lid closure.
Keep lid openings
to a minimum. Remove
several items at one time. Keep contents
organized
to eliminate
searching.
Fill to capacity.
Follow recommended
procedures for freezing foods.
Do not let frost build up to more than ‘A inch
(6 mm) thick.
Set Cold Control to provide temperatures
around
0°F (-22°C).
There is no need to
store foods below 0°F.
off and moving...
If freezer is shut off for more than 24 hours:
1. Remove and store all food.
2. Unplug freezer.
3. Remove
the battery
from the Temperature
Alarm (located
on the lower right front of the
freezer).
4. Clean
and defrost.
See “Cleaning
your
freezer,” page 5.
5. Block lid open for air circulation.
Turn lock to
locked
position
with lid open. Place blocks
between
lid and cabinet
and tape in place
with self-adhesive
filament tape.
It you move the freezer:
Remove sliding baskets.
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objects inside or on top of cabinet
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Level properly
to insure good lid seal
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If you need service or
assistance, we su gest you
follow these four s7eps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
You con find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
It electricity
goes off
Learn how long power will be oft by calling
the
power componv.
i. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep freezer closed. Most food WIII stay frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24
hours, do thus,
[a] Remove all frozen food and store In a frozen food locker Or...
(b) Place dry Ice on top of food, using as large
preces as possible
Protect Your hands with
gloves when using dry Ice
(c] If neither food locker storage nor dry ice IS
available,
use or con perishable
food at
once
3. 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 Q 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
It freezer stops running
into
1. Check to see if power cord is plugged
the outlet.
2. Check fuse box or circuit breaker.
3. Check electric company
for a power failure
If motor seems to run too long
1. If large amounts of unfrozen food hove been
put into the freezer, motor will run longer.
2. On hot summer days or if room is hot, motor
will run longer to provide
correct amount of
cooling.
If freezer feels warm
During normal operating
conditions
the freezer
transfers heat removed from food packages
and
air space to the outside room air. The freezer cobinet may feel warm.
It trost builds up on the trim strip around top of
cabinet
I. Check the fit of the lid to make sure it is sealing. With the lid closed, press down firmly on
the edges or at the center of the lid. This pressure will cause the flexible lid to fit flat against
the cabinet and seal. -
2. Do not open or close
corner. Use the handle.
2. If you need
the lid by grasping
a
assistance*...
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service
asslstance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Contlnental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Mlchlgan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
. . . . . , . . . . . (800) 253-1121
Alaska & Hawall
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The
Consultant con instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from Your appliance
or, if service is
necessary, recommend
a qualified
service company in your area.
3. If you need service*
...
Whirlpool has a notionwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE E
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians ore trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United
States.
To locate
TECH-CARE service In your area, call our COOL-LINE
service assistance telephone number [see Step 2) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under
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4. If you have a problem*
...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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