Whirlpool EV150LXK User's Manual

UPRIGHT FREEZER
Model EV150LXK
Whirlpool
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Guide
Use
Trivet _
Defrost
Drain
Model and Serial
Number Plate
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Copy Your Model Number
and Serial Number here
When you need service, or
call with a question,
have
this information
ready.
I. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (see location of
plate on front page).
2. Purchase date from sales
slip (or date installed).
Copy this information
in
these
spaces.
Keep
this
book,
your warranty
and
sales
place.
slip together
in a handy
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase/Installation
Service
Company
Date
and Telephone
Number
Before you plug it in
Before using your freezer, you are personally
responsible
for making sure that it...
l 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.
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is used only for jobs expected
of home
freezers.
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is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat
source.
Install
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is proc !erly maintained.
is in a (::ry sheltered
place.
is usec in an area where the room temperature wi I not exceed 110 F (43.3 C].
is not rl.in where there are explosive
fumes.
is not u r,ed by children or others who may not
undersland
how it should be used.
is not Ic::laded with food before it has time to
get prc oerly cold.
level
Properly...
Freezer.. .
so th(:lt door will stay open
at any position.
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3 inches above
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1 inch in back
Raise
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Starting with door hinge side, turn left to raise
corr’er.
Turn right to lower corner.
Che’::k with level.
After freezer is loaded with food, recheck with
level.
Remo’ve
Check the strength of the floor. It should hold
the weight of fully loaded freezer.
Pick a safe place,
indoors,
away from inflammables
such as gasoline.
Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm] air space on
top of freezer and 1 inch (2.5 cm] at back between condenser
and wall.
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.
Lower
Sales labels...
Remclve the Consumer
Buy Guide label and
any insIde labels before using the freezer. Remove c’ly left over glue with rubbing alcohol.
Note: DO NOT REMOVE the Tech Sheet fastenet! underneath
cabinet.
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Clean
It...
Clean your freezer before
ing instnjctions on page 4.
using it. See clean-
Plug It In...
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Recommended
Grounding
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 ampere
fused
electric:11 supply is required.
It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance bl? provided.
The receptacle
should not
be controlled
by a wall switch or pull chain.
Do not use an extension
cord.
See i!idividual
electrical
requirements
and
grounding
instruction
sheet in your literature
package.
Method
Using your freezer
Cooling
Freezer
Bottom
First...
Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling
with frozen food.
Let it cool overnight
before
adding
large
amounts of unfrozen food.
Frost will form on the shelves. It will form first and
be heavier on the top shelves.
Trivet...
To remclve:
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pull out.
To replace:
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of freezer.
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Push into place.
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 door is opened.
Afterthe cabinet is cooled the compressor
will
turn on and off as needed
to keep freezer at
proper temperature.
Cleaning
your freezer
This freezer should be cleaned
when frost has
built up to about l/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:
I. Unplug power cord.
2. Place a shallow pan on 0oor under drain hole
in bottom of freezer.
3. Take out all food and removable
parts.
Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages
eral layers of newspaper
and coverwith
Food will stay frozen several hours.
in sevblanket.
Place pans of hot water inside freezer to speed
melti~ig of frost. Keep door open. Ice can be
removed
in large pieces as it melts. Direct air
from electric
fan into freezer
to speed
defrosting.
Clean
freezer
according
to the following
direc:tions.
After defrosting:
1. Remove shallow pan from underneath
freezer.
2. Plug In power cord.
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Part
Removable
Trivet
Mild detergent
warm water
and
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Outside
Sponge, cloth or
paper towel; mild
detergent
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Inside walls
Plastic scraper, pans of
hot water, electric fan,
sponge or towel,
baking soda, warm
water
Door liner and gasket
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How to clean
What to use
Sponge, soft cloth or
papertowel;
mild
detergent,
warm water
Wast with warm water
dete gent.
Rinse and dry.
and a mild
Wast with warm water and a mild
deter .gent
Rinse and dry.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleansers.
0 Use Fllastic scraper to remove frost.
Place pans of hot water in freezer with door
oper to speed melting. Directing air from
an el ?ctric fan into the freezer will also
help.
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Wash with solution of 2 tablespoons
(26 g)
bakir g soda to 1 quart (.95L) warm water.
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Rinse and dry.
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Wash with mild detergent
Rinse and dry.
and warm water.
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, r::oncentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petrolleum
on plastic parts.
Condenser
4
coil
Vacuum cleaner;
brush attachment
use
bleaches
0 Pull fr :ezer out.
Clea I dust and lint from condenser
2 to 3 months).
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[every
Freezing food in your freezer
To wrap
1.
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.
foods:
Cut ‘:,heet of wrapping
material
about
one-‘nird
longer than distance
around
foot to be wrapped.
Place wrapping
sheet on flat surface with food in center of
shee I
2. Brin!] front and back of wrapping
togett er and fold in toward food, making at
leas’ two one-inch (2.5 cm] folds until food
fits tightly against wrapping.
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME
Size of
Freezer
Meat or
Fish
Vegetables
or Fruit
15 cu. ft. 30 Ibs.
(430 L) (13.5 kg]
45 Ibs.
(20.25 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. Crec:se ends close to food to eliminate
air
on USDA recompackages
of unone time into the
is too slow. Poor
Food...
4. Pres all air from package.
Fold each end
ovel twice. Make sure fold is tight and
fastcln against
end of package
with
free; er tape.
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.
NOTE: \rf hen packaging
meats that have not
been Lc::)ned, pad sharp edges with extra
wrap 01 use stockinette
to protect against
tearing ‘>r puncturing.
Use hf!avy-duty
aluminum freezer foil, kraft
paperv.Ith
cellophane
bonded to it, special
freezer -jags, jars, cartons and freezer sealing tape for packaging
your food items. You’ll
find therr at the supermarket
or freezer dealer.
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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.
Vacation and
moving care
-,
loading...
1. To speed freezing, lay packages
in a single layer so each rests on the freezing
surface of a shelf. Leave space between
packages.
2. Add more unfrozen food after first load is
frozen (approximately
18 to 24 hours).
Storing
frozen
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.
Vacations...
Arranf;ge for someone to make regular checks
of your ‘reezer to make sure it is operating
and
electricity
has not been interrupted.
Shuttiing
Trivet - Store heavy and bulky packages
here. Trivet should be in place at all times
for proper air circulation.
Energy Saving
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Tips...
Check door gasket and level freezer to assure a 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.
Clean condenser
coils frequently.
Do not let frost build up to more than 1.I inch
(6 mm] thick. Efficiency is reduced.
off and moving...
If free.!:er is shut off for more than 24 hours:
1. Remc:)ve and store all food.
2. Unpl .lg freezer.
3. Cleaii thoroughly.
See “Cleaning
your
freezer,” page 4.
4. Place blocks between door and cabinet
air CI rculation. Tape in place with selfadhesive
filament tape.
If you move the freezer:
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Remolle trivet.
l Do no’ place
objects inside cabinet.
l Level
,:)roperly to insure good door seal.
To restart
page 3.
freezer,
see
“Using
your
for
freezer,”
If you need service or help,
we su gest you follow these 7hree steps:
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1. Before calling
for service:
Performance
problems
ore sometimes caused
by little things you con correct without tools. Before you call for service, check this list.
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Check
electric
company
for a power
failure
If compressor
seems to run too long:
Check to see that condenser,
located on bock
of freezer, is free of dust and lint.
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days or if room is hot, compressor wi I run longer to provide correct amount of
coolirtg.
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If large amounts of unfrozen food hove been
put into the freezer, compressor
will run longer.
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Chec< to see that there is enough air circulation soace above and in bock of freezer.
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If electricity
goes off:
Learn how long power will be off by calling the
power company.
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If service is to be interrupted
24 hours or less,
keep freezer closed. Most food will stay frozen.
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If service
is to be interrupted
longer than 24
hours, do this:
1. Remove all frozen food and store in a frozen
food locker. Or...
2. Place dry ice on top of food, using as large
pieces as possible. Protect your hands with
gloves when using dry ice.
3. If neither food locker storage or dry ice is
available,
use or con perishable
food at
once.
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The length oftime 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 in any way questionable,
it is wise
to dispose of it.
If freezer
stops running:
Check
outlet.
to see if power
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Check
cord
fuse box or circuit
is plugged
breaker.
into the
2. If you need service,.:
If your WHIRLPOOL’
where
in the United
States,
help
is just
a phone
call away
to your
nearest
TECH’-CARE ’ service
representative.
Whirlpool
maintains
a nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE service companies
to fulfill Your worrunty and provide
after-warranty
service
and
mainterance
to keep your WHIRLPOOL appliance in peak condition.
You’ll find Your nearest
TECH-CARE service
company
listed in your local telephone
book
Yellow Pages under APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD MAJOR ‘- SERVICE & REPAIR. Should you not flnd
a Ilstlng, dlal the Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service
assistance
toll-tree telephone
number:
Contlnental
U.S. . . . . . . , . Dial (800) 253-l 301
632-2243
In Mlchlgan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dlal(800)
Alaska and Hawall
. . . , . Dlal(800)
253-q 121
If you mlove...To make sure that your appliance
is corre.:tly
installed
and to insure its continued
satisfac’ory
operation,
please
telephone
your
nearest TECH-CARE’ service company
for installotion 01 to get the name of a qualified
installer.
(Installa’ion
cost will, of course, be paid by you.]
Helpful Iiinfs...You con help your TECH-CARE service ref3resentative
give you foster service if you
include
the model and serial number of your
applian~~e
when requesting
service. Also, retain
your solves slip and warranty
to verify your warranty stcllus.
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3. If yl~u have a problem’::
Remember...Your
TECH-CARE service
representative is specially
trained in the expert repairing
and servicing
of your WHIRLPOOL appliances.
He
can help you maintain the quality originally
built
into your WHIRLPOOL appliance.
So why not take
the time, now, to look up his telephone
number
and jot it down in the space provided
on the
cover.
Call VI hirlpool Corporation
in Benton Harbor at
the CO:IL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number :see Step 2) or write:
Mr. Gu i/ Turner, Vice President
WhirIF ool Corporation
Admirlistrative
Center
2000 I S. 33 North
Bentor Harbor, Michigan
49022
If yowl must call or write, please provide: your
name, al:Jdress, telephone
number, type of appliance, b and, model, serial number, date of purchase,
lhe dealer’s
name,
and a Complete
descripi on of the problem.
This information
is
needed in orderto better respond to your request
for assisi :Ince.
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for
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parts took for thl i
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whenever
you need a replacemenl
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parts
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