Whirlpool EHH-090F User's Manual

CHEST FREEZER
Whirlpool
Model EHH-OGOF; EHH-OSOF
Model EHH-OSOF (shown)
CORPORATION
USCand Care
Guide
To help you get
the most from your
new freezer
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 problem,s you can solve
yourself without the wasted time
and possible expense of a needless service call. After all, who
needs a service technician
to
plug back in an electric cord
that’s been accidentally
pulled out?
Basket
Model and serial
number plate
Cold
control
Si nal
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Do not remove TECH SHEET.
It is permanently
attached
to
the back of the cabinet.
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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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.
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Properly connect to electricity.
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Remove the Consumer Buy
zs;ze label before freezer is
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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.)
Energy saving tips
l Check
lid gaskets for tightness
of seal. Level cabinet properly
to assure a good door seal.
l Keep
lid openings to a
minimum. Remove as manv
items at one time as possidle.
Keep foods organized
to
eliminate
searching.
Fill to capacity.
However, do
not add too much unfrozen food
at one time. Follow recommended
loading
procedures.
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Frost should not build up to
more than 1/4inch (6 mm) thick
[reduces efficiency).
l Set cold
control to provide the
right degree of cold temperature. Temperature
should
be about 0” F (-22” C). There is
no need to store foods below 0’ F.
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Do not locate freezer next to or
near a heat source, such as a
range, water heater, furnace, etc
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3. Cleaning
- Before starting,
wash the interior with a solution
of two tablespoons
(26 g] of
baking soda to one quart (.95 L)
of warm water. Rinse and dry
Wash outside of freezer with
warm water and mild soap or
detergent,
rinse thoroughly
and drv
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.
NOTE: When freezer first starts, the
compressor
will run all the time
until the cabinet
is cooled to a
safe storage temperature.
This
first cooling may take 6 to 8
hours or longer, depending
upon the weather and number of
times the freezer lid is opened.
After the cabinet
is cooled, the
compressor
turns off. It will then
turn on and off as needed to
keep the freezer at a safe
storage temperature.
To start freezer
your freezer
1. locate
it properly
- For top
performance,
locate your freezer
in a cool, dry, well-ventilated
place out of direct sunlight and
away from such heat sources as
radiators. Pick a sate place,
indoors, away from inflammables such as gasoline.
For
proper air circulation
allow
at least two inches (5 cm]
of air space at the back
and three inches (7.5 cm)
at the sides of the freezer. Do not
cover the freezer with such
items as blankets, sheets, tablecloths, etc. Check the strength
of the floor, make certain it can
support the weight of the freezer
when it is loaded. If hinges need
to be removed to get freezer
through a doorway,
follow these
steps. Check the way the lid
makes contact with freezer
cabinet to help when replacing
lid. With the lid closed, remove
hinge screws from the cabinet
and lift off lid. To replace
lid,
place it on the cabinet
then replace
hinge screws.
Be sure the gasket on the lid is
making contact with the cabinet
around all four sides.
2. Keep it level-Level
freezer
from end to end and from front to
back so that the lid will seal
properly.
With the lid open, lay a
spirit level on the edge of the
freezer at the end and the
front of the cabinet. If it is
necessary
to level cabinet,
use
wood shims. Do not use cardboard or other soft material.
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Electrical
Connection
-Your
freezer should be connected
to
its own individual
receptacle,
one not controlled
by a wall
switch. Make sure the
receptacle
provides 120 volt, 15
amp, 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 - Insert a coin
in the slot of the control to turn
it. To start, turn cold control to
Number 3. 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 B hours
before filling with frozen food.
Let it cool overnight
before adding a quantity of fresh food to be
frozen.
Exterior signal light - located
on the right front of the freezer at
the bottom, the signal light automatically
warns of any unexpected
power failure. When
power is being supplied the light
will glow. If light does not glow,
check immediately.
The electric
current may be off; the freezer
may be disconnected
from
the outlet; or the warning light
may be burned out.
Taking care of
your freezer
Defrosting
and cleaning
When frost has built up to about
1/4 inch (6 mm] thickness, remove
by scraping.
Use a plastic scrape1
Do not use an ice pick, knife
or other sharp-pointed
tool as
it could damage
the liner of
the freezer.
How to freeze food in your freezer
To freeze food in
your freezer
When freezer has cooled to a safe storage
temperature,
it may be loaded with frozen
food. However, when you plan to freeze
a quantity of unfrozen food, see the
following chart for the amount to freeze
at one time.
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POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME
Size of
Freezer
Meat or
Fish
Vegetables
or Fruit
6 cu. ft.
(170 L)
12 Ibs.
(5.4 kg]
(8.1 kg1
9 cu. ft.
(255L)
18 Ibs.
(8.1 kg)
27 Ibs.
(12.2 kg)
18 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.
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].
loading
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 air to circulate.
Food will be frozen in about18 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.
When food is frozen, return cold control
its usual setting.
to
Storing frozen food
When food is frozen, stack packages
anywhere in the freezer. Make sure that
packages
do not extend above the
cabinet edge as they may keep the
lid from closrng and sealing.
Heavy-duty
aluminum
freezer foil, kraft
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.
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6. Plug service cord back into
wall outlet. Return food to
freezer.
Complete
defrosting
and
cleaning
should be done at
least once a year. In high
humidity areas, a freezer may
need more frequent defrosting
Follow these steps:
1. Disconnect
service cord
from wall outlet.
NOTE: Cleaning
waxes,
concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
and cleansers
containing
petroleum
products
should not be used to clean the
door gasket or plastic parts
of the freezer.
Vacation and
moving care
Shutting off or
moving freezer
2. 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. Place pans of hot water inside
freezer to hasten melting of
frost. Leave lid open. As
ice softens and melts, it can
be removed
in large pieces.
Direct air from an electric fan
into the freezer to speed
defrosting.
4. Remove defrost water with a
towel or sponge.
5. Wash inside of freezer with a
solution of two tablespoons
(26 g] of baking soda to one
quart (.95 L) of warm water.
Rinse and dry Wash the
gasket strip around the lid
with warm, soapy water.
Rinse and drv.
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
(26 g) of baking
soda to one quart (.95 L) of
warm water. Rinse and dry
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Block lid 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 lid open. Place rubber
or wood blocks between lid
and cabinet. Tape blocks
securely in place using
self-adhesive
filament
tape [strapping
tape].
If you move the freezer:
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Remove all food, unplug
freezer and clean thoroughly.
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Remove all baskets and
dividers.
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Do not place heavy objects
inside or on top of freezer as
damage
may result.
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Level freezer when relocated
to insure lid sealing.
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If you need
service or help,
we suggest you
follow these three
steps:
1. Before calling for service.. .
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can
find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If electrlclty
goes off
Learn how long power will be off
by calling the power company.
1. If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less, keep freezer
closed. Most food will stay
frozen.
2. If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24 hours, do this:
[a) Remove all frozen food
and store in a frozen 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.
(c] If neither food locker storage nor dry ice is available, use or can
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 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.
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 have 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.
Part No 753272 Rev A
If frost bullds 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 Iid to fit flat
aaainst the cabinet and
seal.
2. DG not open or close the lid
by grasping
a corner. Use the
handle.
2. If you need service.. .
Whirlpool
Franchised
TECH-CARE
Service...
SYMBOL OF QUALITY SERVICE
It is 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 afterwarranty 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
for installation
or to aet the
name of a aualified-installer.
2. Should you not fin4 a listing,
dial free, the Whirlpool
’
COOL-LINE’” service assistance
telephone
number (800)
253-1301. When calling from:
. . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
Alaska &
Hawaii . . . . . (800) 253-1121
3. If you have a problem.. .
Call Whirlpool Corporation
in
Benton Harbor at the COOL-LINE
service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or Write:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton
Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 U.S. 33, North
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022
Remember...lf
you must Call or
write, please provide: your
name, address, telephone
number, type of appliance,
brand,
model, serial number, date of
purchase, the dealer’s name,
and a complete
description
of
the problem. This information
is
needed in order to better respond to your request for
assistance.
Helpful Hlnt...The model and
serial number plate is located
on the lower right side corner of
the freezer (see illustration on
front page).
FSPE IS a regIstered trademark
of WhIrlpool Corporation
for
quality parts Look for this
symbol of quality whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
part
@ for your WhIrlpool appliance
FSP replacement
parts
WIII fit right and work right. because they are
made to the same exacting specifications
used to build every new WhIrlpool appliance
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Or, if you need service...
I. 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.]
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In US A.