UPRIGHT FREEZER Model EV150LXK Whirlpool and (arc Guide Use Trivet _ Defrost Drain Model and Serial Number Plate t 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. l is connected only to the right kind of outlet, with the right electrical supply and grounding. l is used only for jobs expected of home freezers. l is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source. Install l l l l l l 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. 4 3 inches above r-l 1 inch in back Raise P 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. c 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: l Lift UC’ then pull out. To replace: l Set in bottom of freezer. l 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. 3 Part Removable Trivet Mild detergent warm water and l l Outside Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent l l l Inside walls Plastic scraper, pans of hot water, electric fan, sponge or towel, baking soda, warm water Door liner and gasket 1 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. l Wash with solution of 2 tablespoons (26 g) bakir g soda to 1 quart (.95L) warm water. l Rinse and dry. l l l 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). l [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. 5 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 l l l l l 6 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: l 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: i A 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. l 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. l On h(:t summer days or if room is hot, compressor wi I run longer to provide correct amount of coolirtg. l If large amounts of unfrozen food hove been put into the freezer, compressor will run longer. l Chec< to see that there is enough air circulation soace above and in bock of freezer. l If electricity goes off: Learn how long power will be off by calling the power company. l If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep freezer closed. Most food will stay frozen. l 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. l 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 l l 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. 7 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. FSP 1s a regtstered trademark of Whirlpool Corporatior for quality parts took for thl i FSP symbol of quality whenever you need a replacemenl part R for your Whirlpool apptic:nce. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right. because themy are made to the same exacting speclficat ons used to burld every new Whirlpool oppllance 0 T&$mol Home Appliances Benton H,:Irbor. Michigan. Automatic Washers, Clolhes Dryers. 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