Whirlpool EV130fxk User's Manual

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UPRIGHT FREEZER
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EV130FXK
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Use and Care
Guide
Model and Serial
Number Plate
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(see
location of
plate on front page].
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.
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Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase
Servlce
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
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.
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is connected
only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical
supply
and
grounding.
(Referto your”Electrical
Requirements and Grounding
Instructions.“)
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is used only for jobs expected
of home
freezers.
Install
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is not near an oven,
sourc
radiator
or other
heat
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is pro:>erly maintained.
is in c dry sheltered place.
* is use j in an area where the room temperature v. ill not exceed 110 F (43.3 C].
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is not un where there are explosive
fumes.
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is not Jsed by children or others who may not
unde stand how it should be used.
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is not loaded
with food before it has time to
get p operly cold.
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Properly...
level
IFreezer.. .
so that door will stay open at any position.
I, Starti rg with door hinge side, turn left to raise
corn ‘r.
2. Turn I ght to lower corner.
3. Chec k with level.
4. After ‘reezer is loaded
with f )od. recheck with
level
&
3 inches above
1 inch in back1
3EEIl
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Raise
Clean
J-prong
Note:
tened
Recommended
Sales labels...
DO NOT REMOVE the Tech Sheet fasunderneath
cabinet.
grounding
Freezer
power c
Remove the Consumer
Buy Guide label and
any inside labels before using the freezer. Remove any left over glue with rubbing alcohol.
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using it. See clean-
Plug It In...
1. Check the strength of the floor. It should hold
the weight of fully loaded freezer.
2. Pick a safe place,
Indoors, away from inflammables
such as gasoline.
3. Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) arr space on
top of freezer; 1 inch (2.5 cm) at back between
condenser
and wall and ‘2 inch (1.25 cm] at
each side.
4. The four bolts that held your freezer in the shipping crate are designed
to be leveling
legs
Screw them far enough into the bolt holes in
the four corners of the bottom of the freezer so
the freezer stands about 1 inch (2.5 cm] off the
floor.
Remove
It...
Clear your freezer before
ing instnictions on page 4.
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lower
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Grounding
Method
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 ampere
fused
electric11 supply is required. It is recommended
that a st?parate circuit serving only this appliance bt? provided.
The receptacle
should not
be controlled
by a wall switch or pull chain.
Do no1 use an extension
cord.
See il\dividual
electrical
requirements
and
groundi ‘rg instruction
sheet in your literature
packag?
Setting
the Cold Control...
Cooling
To Start, turn control to the middle of the dial.
This setting will maintain zero zone temperatures
under normal operating
conditions.
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Cold Control...
. Turn control
to higher
number
for colder
temperatures.
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number for less cold temperatures,
Bottom
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Adjusting
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Freezer
First...
Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling
with frozen food.
Let it cool
overnight
before
adding
large
amoulits of unfrozen food.
Frost v,‘ill form on the shelves. It will form first and
be he Jvier on the top shelves.
Note: W,ien 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 roonl temperature
and the number of times
the free,‘er door is opened.
Aftert ale cabinet
is cooled the compressor
will
turn on and off as needed
to keep freezer at
proper temperature.
The Power Saving
Control.
operc tes electric
heaters. These
prevent moisture from forming on
the free,:er when humidity is high.
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Use ths:: OFF setting when humidity
electricity.
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Use C Y only if moisture forms
freeze f:
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heaters help
the outside of
is low to save
on outside
of
Trivet...
To remove:
Lift up, then pull out.
To replace:
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of freezer.
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Lift up
Then out
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Cleaning
your freezer
This freezer should be cleaned
when frost has
built up to about ‘14 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
1.
2.
3.
clean:
Turn Cold Control to OFF.
Unplug power cord.
Place a shallow pan on floor under drain
in bottom of freezer.
4. Take out all food and removable
parts.
hole
Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages
in several layers of newspaper
and cover with blanket.
Food will stay frozen several hours.
5. Place pans of hot water inside freezer to speed
melting of frost. Keep door open. Ice can be
removed
in larqe pieces as it melts.
Direct air from electric fan into freezer to speed
defrosting.
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Part
Removable
(trivet)
6. Clea1’1 freezer
direc ions.
Mild detergent
warm water
following
freezer.
Control,”
How to clean
and
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Sponge, cloth or
papertowel;
mild
detergent,
warm water
Outside
to the
After defrosting:
I. Remoqe shallow pan from underneath
2. Plug ik>power cord.
3. See c!irections for “Setting the Cold
page 3
What to use
parts
according
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Wash with warm water and a mild
dc?tergent.
Ri ‘Ise and dry.
Wash with warm water and a mild
dc?tergent.
Ri ?se and dry.
Drr not use abrasive
or harsh cleansers.
Waxing is recommended
In high humidity areas. Use a good ad0
paste wax or an appliance
wax on painted metal surfaces. Do not
use on plastic because it I nay damage
these parts.
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Inside walls
Plastic scraper, pans of
hot water, electric fan,
sponge or towel,
baking soda, warm
water
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Door liner and gasket
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Condenser
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4
coil
0 Use plastic scraperto
remove frost.
Pt~ce pans of hot water in freezerwith
door open to speed melting. Directing
ai. from an electric fan into the freezer
will also help.
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W :,sh with solution of 2 tablespoons
(26 g)
btrking soda to1 quart(.95L) warm water.
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Ri’>se and drv.
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DO NOT USE an Ice pick, k nlfe or other sharp-polnted
tool or any
type of electrtc defroster to defrost freezer. They can cause
damage
to the liner and lriterfor parts.
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Clean
dust and lint from condenser
Freezing food in your freezer
on
foe
she
she
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.
A-third longer than distance
around
3 to be wrapped.
Place wrapping
et on flat surface with food in center of
et.
2. Brir g front and back of wrapping
toge’her and fold in toward food, making at
least two one-inch (2.5 cm) folds until food
fits ightly against wrapping.
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME.
Size of
Freezer
13 cu. ft.
(368 L)
Meat or
Fish
26 Ibs.
(11.7 kg)
Vegetables
or Fruit
39 Ibs.
(17.5 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
3. Cre:lse
Food...
foods
1. Cut sheet
of wrapprng
air
on USDA recompackages
of unone time into the
is too slow Poor
Airtrght 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.
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic]
containers
with tight-fitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum
foil, plastic-coated
paper and non-permeable plastic wraps (such as Saran) are recommended.
Note: Heat-sealed
boiling
bags
are easy to use and can be used by themselves or as carton liners.
Freezer burn can result if food is not properly wrapped.
When this happens
food dehydrates and is of poor quality.
To wrap
ends close to food to eliminate
material
about
4. Pre: j all air from package.
Fold each end
over- twice. Make sure fold is tight and
fasten
against
end of package
with
freerertape.
NOTE: ‘when packaging
meats that have not
been ,:)oned, pad sharp edges with extra
wrap or use stockinette
to protect against
tearins: or puncturing.
See Ibooklet, “How to Preserve Foods the
Modem Way with Your WHIRLPOOL Freezer,”
for complete
information
and tips on home
freezing.
loading...
1. Before freezing
large quantities
of food,
turr Cold Control to highest position and
let l’eezer operate for several hours.
2. To s;:)eed freezing, lay packages
in a single layer so each rests on the freezing
surf :Ice of a shelf. Leave space between
pat itages.
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next page
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3. Add more unfrozen food after first load is
frozen (approximately
18 to 24 hours).
4. After all food is frozen, return Cold Control
to the usual setting.
Storing
frozen
Vacc~gtion and
moving care
food...
After food is frozen, stack packages
anywhere in the freezer. Packages
should not
extend beyond
the shelf edge or they may
keep the door from closing
and sealing
properly.
frlvetStore heavy and bulky packages
here. Trivet should be in place at all times
for proper air circulation.
Vacations...
Arran ge for someone to make regular checks
of your lreezer to make sure it is operating
and
electric ty has not been interrupted.
Shutting
Door storage -Store
shelves
behind
packages
on the door
the retaining
bar
Energy Saving
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Tips.. .
Check door gasket and level freezer to assure a good door seal.
Keep door 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.
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 free; er is shut off for more than 24 hours:
1. Remove and store all food.
2. Unplrlg freezer.
3. Clea,~ thoroughly.
See “Cleaning
your freezer,”
page 4.
4. Block door open for air circulation.
Turn lock to
locks d position with door open. Place blocks
betw .?en door and cabinet and tape in place
with self-adhesive
filament tape.
If you m we the freezer:
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Remo\,e shelves and trivet.
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objects inside of cabinet.
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Level l)roperly to insure good door seal.
Clean condenser
coils frequently.
Do not let frost build up to more than ‘/4 inch
(6 mm] thick. Efficiency is reduced.
Keep Power Saving Control on OFF when
humidity
is low.
To re:,tart
page3.
freezer,
see
“Using
your
freezer,”
If you need service or
assistance, we su gest you
follow these fours 7eps:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
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Performance
problems often result from
little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If compressor
seems to run too long:
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Check tl) see that condenser,
located on back
of freeze r, is free of dust and lint.
If electricity
goes off:
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lmmer days or if room is hot, compresLearn how long power will be off by calling the
sor will r jn longer to provide correct amount of
power company.
cooling.
If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less, l If large
Imounts of unfrozen food have been
keep freezer closed. Most food will stay frozen.
put into Vie freezer, compressor
will run longer.
If service is to be interrupted
longer than 24 l Check t8) see that there is enough air circulahours, do this:
tion soac e above and in back of freezer.
Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen
food locker. Or
2. If you need assistance*
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Place dry ice on top of food, using as large
pieces as possible. Protect your hands with
Call thr! Whirlpool
COOL-LINE D service asgloves when using dry ice.
sistance I elephone
number. Dial free from:
Contint!ntal
U.S. . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
If neither food locker storage or dry ice IS
Michigc.rn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
available,
use or can perishable
food at
Alaska & Hawaii . . . . . . . . (800) 253- 1121
once.
and talk ,vith one of our trained Consultants.
The length oftime food will stay frozen depends
The Cons lltant can instruct you in how to obon several factors. For instance:
a full freezer
tain satis,actory
operation
from your appliwill remain cold longerthan
a freezer only parante or, i’ service is necessary,
recommend
a
tially filled. And a freezer tull of meat will stay
qualified
:;ervice company
in your area.
cold lonaer than a freezer filled with baked
goods. Ai;o. ifthe food still contains ice crystals,
3. If yo#u need
service”...
it may be safely refrozen, although
the quality
and flavor may be affected.
Use this food as
Whirlpool
has a
soon as convenient.
If the condition
of the food
nationwide
netis poor or is in any way questionable,
it is wise
work of franchised
to dispose of it.
TECH-CARE.
SerIf freezer stops running:
vice
Companies.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
and provide
afterwarranty
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
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Check to see if power cord is plugged
into the
telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
outlet.
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Check fuse box or circuit breaker.
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Check electric company
for a power
Be sure COLD CONTROL is turned on.
failure
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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, MI 49022
If yc:u must call or write, please provide: model
nutrner, serial number, date of purchase,
and
a complete
description
of the problem.
This
information
is needed
in order to better resporld to your request for assistance.
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trc demork
of Whirlpool
Corporc:tlon
tor
quality parts took fc t this
FSP
symbol of quality WF enever
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for your Whirlpool
a~~pliance
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pa )s
will fit right and work right, becousl’they
ore
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specif cations
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