Whirlpool EHH-150CW User's Manual

CHEST FREEZER
Model EHH-150CW
TLirlpool
CORPORATION
USC and 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 thus 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 needless service call. After all, who
needs a service technrcian
to
plug back in an electric cord
that’s been accidentally
pulled out?
Cold
control
Model and serial
number plate
drain
cover
from the literature
package
located
inside your freezer.
Install that cover as shown in
the above
illustration.
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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.
Energy saving tips
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
G$iie label before freezer is
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Remove
the defrost
drain
cover
. Check lid gaskets for tightness
of seal. If freezer has a lock,
keeping
it locked can help
insure door closure and good
seal. Level cabinet properly
to
assure a good door seal.
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Keep lid openings to a
minimum. Remove as many
items at one time as possible.
Keep foods organized
to
eliminate
searching.
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Fill to capacity.
However, do
not add too much unfrozen food
at one time. Follow
recommended
loading
procedures.
Frost should not build up to
more than X-inch (6 mm) thick
(reduces efficiency).
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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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(See booklet, How to
Preserve Foods the
Modern Way with Your
WHIRLPOOL Freezer, for
complete information
and tips on home
freezing.)
NOTE: Do not use an abrasive
or
harsh cleanser. Cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
and
cleansers
containing
petroleum
products should not be used to
clean plastic parts of the
freezer.
To start freezer
Before
your freezer
1. locate
it properly
- For top
performance,
locate your
freezer in a cool, dry, wellventilated
place out of direct
sunlight and away from such
heat sources as radiators. Pick a
safe 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. It should not
be necessary
to remove the lid
during installation.
If, for any
reason, the hinges need
adjustment,
see your authorized
WHIRLPOOL dealer.
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.
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
dry.
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 food to be
frozen.
NOTE: When freezer first starts, the
motor 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 t-he
cabinet is cooled, the motor turlns
off. It will then turn on and off as
needed to keep the freezer at a
safe storage temperature.
Your freezer is equipped
with a
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 in the
lock while turning. The lock is
spring loaded so the key cannot be left in the lock. If key is
lost, a replacement
can be
obtained
from your dealer or a
Whirlpool TECH-CARE” service
agent. Always give complete
model and serial numbers of
your freezer when requesting
a
replacement
key.
Taking care of
your freezer
Defrosting
and cleaning
When frost has built up to about
X-inch (6 mm] thickness, it is
time to defrost. Use a plastic
scraper.
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
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 a freezing
surface. (See illustration above.) Allow
space between packages
for cold air to
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.
When food is frozen, return cold control
to its usual setting.
Storing frozen food
When food is frozen, stack packages
anywhere
in the freezer. Make sure that
packages
do not extend above the top of
the cabinet, keeping
lid from closing.
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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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.
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME.
Size of
Meat or Vegetables
Fish
Freezer
or Fruit
15 cu. ft.
(433 L)
(13:‘kg)
(20.;:
kg]
.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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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
6. Remove hose adapter.
Replace drain cover and
rubber stopper.
7. Plug service cord back
into wall outlet.
NOTE: Cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches
and cleansers
containing
petroleum
products should not
be used to clean the lid 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. Connect defrost water drain
- remove drain cover...pull
out. Insert hose adapter
provided into drain outlet.
Remove rubber stopper from
inside bottom of freezer.
Place a flat pan under the
drain, or attach a hose to the
threaded
portion of the
adapter
and direct the water
into a convenient
drain.
4. Speed the melting of the frost
by placing
pans of hot water
inside the freezer; or
directing
air from an electric
fan into the freezer; or using a
garden hose to wash the
inside with warm water.
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
and trim strip around the top
of the cabinet with warm,
soapy water. Rinse and dry.
Wash outside of freezer with
warm, soapy water. Rinse
and dry.
If you shut the freezer off for a
period of time (more than 24
hours]:
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Remove all food.
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thoroughly,
using two
tablespoons
[ 26 g) of baking
soda to one quart (.95 L) of
warm water. Rinse and dry.
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lid open so air can
circulate
freely to prevent
odor and mold growth. Place
rubber or wood blocks between lid and cabinet. Tape
blocks securely in place using
self-adhesive
filament tape
(strapping
tape].
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 move the freezer:
Remove all food, unplug
freezer and clean thoroughly.
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heavy objects
inside or on top of freezer as
damage
may result.
l 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.
It 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.
It 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.
It motor seems to run too long
1. If large amounts of unfrozen
food have been put into the
freezer, motor will run longer.
Part No. 753273
Rev A
2. On hot summer days or if room
is hot, motor will run longer to
provide correct amount of
cooling.
If frost builds up on the trim
strip around top of cablnet
1. Check the fit of the lid to make
sure
it is press
sealing.down
Withfirmly
the lidon
closed
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 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.
It 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 get the
name of a qualified
installer,
(Installation
cost will, of course,
be paid by you.)
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. Should you not find a listtng,
dial tree, the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE” service assistance
telephone
number (800)
253-1301. When calling from:
. . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
Alaska 81
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).
FSP’F IS o regstered trademark
of WhIrlpool Corporahon
for
quality parts Look for ihis
symbol of quality whenever
FSP
you need a replacement
part
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for your WhIrlpool appllonce
FSP replacement
parts
WIII fli right and work right because they ate
made lo the same exoctlng speclflcotlons
used to bulld every new WhIrlpool appliance
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Whirlpool
CORPORATION
Or, It you need service...
1. Call the dealer from whom
you purchased
the appliance
or a Whirlpool franchised
TECH-CARE service company.
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