Whirlpool EV160EXK User's Manual

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UPRIGHT FREEZER
Model EV160EXK
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USC and Care
Guide
Defrost
Drain
Model
“8;
and Serial
Number Plote
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 (from the plate
just above base grille).
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.
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase
Service
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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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
(see below).
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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 properly
maintained.
is in c dry sheltered area.
is used in an area where the room temperature will not exceed
IIO’F (43.3’C).
is not run where there are explosive
fumes.
is not Jsed by children or others who may not
understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to
get p’operly
cold.
Remove
Properly...
Sales labels...
Rem:lve 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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Note?: Do NOT REMOVE the Tech Sheet fastened behind the base grille.
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Clealn It...
1 inch in back
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Clecn your freezer before
ing insiructions on page
5,
using it. See clean-
Plug it in...
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Freezer
power c
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] air space on
top of freezer; 1 inch (2.5 cm] at back between
condenser
and wall and 112inch (1.25 cm] at
each side.
level
Freezer.. .
so that door will stay open at any position.
1. Remove base grille [see page 4 1, T
2. Starting
with door hinge
sid
turn left to raise corner.
3 Turn right to lower corner.
4. Check with level.
5. After freezer is loaded with
food, recheck with level.
2
Recommended
Raise
1
lower
Grounding
Method
A 121:) Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 ampere
fused
electri:;al
supply is required.
It is recommended
that a separate
circuit serving only this appliance lbe provided.
The receptacle
should not
be controlled
by a wall switch or pull chain.
Do not use an extenslon
cord.
See Individual
electrical
requirements
and
grouncling
instruction
sheet in your literature
package.
Using your freezer
Setting
the Cold Control...
To start, turn control to the middle of the dial.
This setting will maintain
zero zone temperatures
under normal operating
conditions.
Note: When freezer is first started the compressor
will run Iconstantly until the cabinet
is cooled.
It
may take up to 6 to 8 hours or longer, depending
on loon‘) temperature
and the number of times
the free,!er door is opened.
After t?e CaPinet is cooled the compressor
will
turn on ‘and off as needed
to keep freezer at
proper temperature.
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POWER SAVING
CONTROL
‘5AV ES
POWER
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
amounts of unfrozen food.
Frost will form on the shelves. It will form first and
be heavier on the top shelves.
Exterior
ON
Saving
Control...
MOISTURE
Cold Control...
Turn control
to higher
number
for colder
temperatures.
Turn to lower number for less cold temperatures.
Cooling
OFF
The Power
operc:tes electric
heaters. These
prevent moisture from forming on
the freezer when humidity is high.
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Use th!i: OFF setting when humidity
electrlN:ity.
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Use ON only if moisture forms
freezer.
heaters help
the outside of
is low to save
on outside
of
Signal light . . .
automatically
failure.
warns of any unexpected
power
If the signal light is not glowing,
immediately
check:
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interruption,
l the power
cord; it may be disconnected
from
the outlet,
l the signal
light; it may be burned out.
To replace
burned out signal light:
1. Unplljg power cord from outlet.
2. Remove base grille. See page
4.
3. Unplu;d burned out light and replace with one
of sari>>> wattage
and size. Signal light can be
orderli>d from your WHIRLPOOL dealer, Part No.
530584.
4. Replace base grille. See page 4.
5. Plug F ‘ower cord into outlet.
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1 Changing
The Key Eject lock...
can
help
entrapment.
reduce
the
hazard
of
light
Bulb...
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child
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Pull out
Unpll..g power cord.
Remc:#ve light shield by pulling away from the
side I,vaII.
Repll:rce bulb with 40 watt appliance
bulb.
To re:)lace
shield, insert tabs into slots in wall
and ;:)ress.
To lock or unlock the freezer you must hold the
key in the lock while turning. The lock is spring
loaded so the key cannot be left in the lock.
If the key is lost, contact your WHIRLPOOL dealer
for a replacement.
Always give the complete
model and serial number of your freezer when
requesting
a replacement
key.
Removing
the Base Grille.. .
Lift grille off bottom
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Lift up the
grille-holding
tabs
supports.
Swing out; lift up
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Open the door.
Lift up on two tabs showing through
Swing the top of the grille forward.
Bottom
Replac:e in reverse order.
. Do not remove Tech Sheet fastened
the gri le.
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grille.
Trivet...
To remo\!e:
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Lift up, then pull out
To repla :.:e:
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Push irlto place.
behind
Cleaning
your freezer
6. Unclip hose and allow
hose into a flat pan.
This freezer should be cleaned
when frost has
built up to about ‘A 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:
1. Turn Cold Control to OFF.
2. Unplug power cord.
3. Take out all food and removable
parts
Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages
in several layers of newspaper
and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen several hours.
4. Place pans of hot water inside freezer to speed
melting 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.
5. Remove base grille, see page 4
Part
Removable
(trivet]
What to use
parts
Mild detergent
warm water
7. Clecln freezer
according
direc::tions.
After defrosting:
1. Hook drain hose in place.
2. Repl:Jce base grille.
3. Plug n power cord.
4. See I:lirections for “Setting
pagftt 3.
to drain through
to the
following
Cold Control”
How to clean
and
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Outside
water
Sponge, cloth or
papertowel:
mild
detergent,
warm water
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Wash with warm water
deter: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.
Waxing is recommended
in hi(Jh humidity areas Use a good auto
paste wax or an appliance
W:IX on painted metal surfaces. Do not
use on plastic because
it ma) damage
these parts.
Inside walls
Plastic scraper, pans of
hot water, electric fan,
sponge or towel,
baking soda, warm
water
0 Use Fllastic scraper to remove frost.
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pans of hot water in freezer with door
oper to speed melting. Directing air from
an elt?ctric fan into the freezer will
also l-,lelp.
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Drairl defrost water through drain hose into
a flai pan.
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of 2 tablespoons
(26 g)
bakirlg soda to 1 quart (.95L) warm water.
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Rinse and dry.
DO NOT USE an ice pick, knife or other sharp-pointed
tool or any
type of electric
defroster to defrost freezer. They can cause
damage
to the liner and interior parts.
Door liner and gasket
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, mild
detergent,
warm water
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Wast with mild detergent
Rinse and dry.
and warm water.
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petrclleum
on plastic parts.
Condenser
coil
Vacuum cleaner;
using the extended
narrow attachment
bleaches
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Clean dust and lint from condenser
2 to 3 months).
[every
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Freezing food in your freezer
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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.
POUNDS OF FOOD
TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME
Meat or
Fish
Vegetables
or Fruit
16 cu. ft. 32 I bs.
(452.8 L) (14.4 kg)
48 Ibs.
(21.6 kg)
Size of
Freezer
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These amounts
mendations.
If
frozen food are
freezer, the rate
quality products
are based
too many
packed
at
of freezing
result.
Packaging
and Sealing
of wrapping
ends close to food to eliminate
air
on USDA recompackages
of unone time into the
is too slow. Poor
Food...
foods
1. Cut sheet
2. Bring front and back of wrapping
together and fold in toward food, ma king at
least two one-inch (2.5 cm) folds until food
fits tightly against wrapping.
3. Crease
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
Rigid polyethylene
(plastic)
containers
with tight-fitting
lids, straight-sided
canning/freezing
jars, heavy-duty
aluminum
foil,plastic-coated
paperand
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
one-third
longer than distance
around
food to be wrapped.
Place wrapping
sheet on flat surface with food in center of
sheet.
material
aboui
4. Press all air from package.
Fold each end
over twice. Make sure fold is tight and
fasten against
end of package
with
freezer tape.
NOTE: When packaging
meats that have not
bc!en boned,
pad sharp edges with extra
wrap or use stockinette
to protect against
tel:iring or puncturing.
!See booklet,
“How to Preserve Foods the
Modern Way with Your WHIRLPOOL Freezer,”
fair complete
information
and tips on home
freezing.
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1. Before freezing
large quantities
of food,
turn Cold Control to highest position and
let freezer operate for several hours.
2. To speed freezing, lay packages
in a single layer so each rests on the freezing
surface of a shelf Leave space between
packages.
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
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 closrng
and sealing
properly.
Vacations...
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Arran’qe for someone to make regular checks
of your lreezer to make sure it is operating
and
electricty
has not been interrupted.
TrivetStore heavy and bulky packages
here. Trivet should be in place at all times
for proper air circulation.
-Store packages on the door
Door storage
shelves behind the retaining
bar.
Shutting
off and moving...
If free,!er is shut off for more than 24 hours:
I. Remc:lve and store all food.
2. Unplrjg freezer.
3. Clean thoroughly.
See “Cleaning
Your Freezer,”
page’ 5.
4. Block door open for air circulation.
Turn lock to
locked position with door open. Place blocks
between door and cabinet and tape in place
with self-adhesive
filament tape.
If you move the freezer:
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Juice can shelves
door
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juice
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cans on
as shown.
Energy Saving
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Remo!!e trivet.
Do noi place objects inside of cabinet.
Level :3roperly
to insure good door seal.
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.
Keep door locked to insure door closure.
Clean condenser
coils frequently.
Do not let frost build up to more than
“4 inch (6 mm) thick. Efficiency is reduced.
To restart
page
3
freezer,
see
“Using
your
freezer,”
If you need service or
assistance, we su gest you
follow these four s3eps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance...
Perforr lance problems
often result from lIttIe things
you can ‘l?d and fix yourself without tools of any kind
If electricity
goes off:
Learn now long power will be off by calling the
power company.
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If servi’ce 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
hours, do this:
longer
than
24
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 can perishable
food at
once.
The length oftime food will stay frozen depends
on several factors. For instance:
a full freezer
will remain cold longerthan
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.
3. If jyou need
service*
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network
of
franchised
TECH-CARE p
Service
Comoanies.
1.
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If freezer
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outlet.
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l Be sure
stops running:
to see if power
//
1 to
fulfill
the
product
States.
To
locate
TECH-C,1RE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE
service ‘%sistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or
look in 1,our telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under,
APPLIANf:ES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR
SERVICE 8 REPAlR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCESMAJORREPAIRING
8 PARTS
OR
WHIRLPOO
FRAYCHI
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XYSERVICECO
123 Maple...........
999 3933
123
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393 9999
OR
cord
is plugged
fuse box or circuit breaker.
electric company
for a power
COLD CONTROL is turned on.
WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
sERi’/f
XVLSERVICE CO
123 Maple
failure.
If compressor
seems to run too long:
Check to see that condenser,
located
on back
of freezer, is free of dust and lint.
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days or if room is hot, compressor will run longerto
provide correct amount of
cooling.
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If large amounts of unfrozen food have been
put into the freezer, compressor
will run longer.
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to see that there is enough air circulation space above and in back of freezer.
assistance+
WASHING
MACHINES.DRYERS
8 IRONERS-SERVICING
into the
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2. If you need
...
...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Contlnental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
. . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our tralned
Consultants.
The
Consultant
can Instruct you In how to obtain satisfactofy operation
from your appliance
or, If service
IS
necessary,
recommend
a quaIlfled
service
company In your area.
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399 9333
4. If you have a problem*
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Call cldr COOL-LINE
service assistance
telephone
number :see Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or If you prefer, write to:
Mr GI.+ Turner, Vice President
Whirly,ool
Corporation
Admi’-~lstrative
Center
2000 I-33
North
Bentcr. Harbor, Ml 49022
If you ‘nust call or write, please
provide,
model
number
serial number,
date of purchase,
and a
comple
2 description
of the problem.
This informain order to better
respond
to your
tion IS r”?eded
request for asslstance.
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FSP
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FSP 1s a regislered
trademark
of WhIrlpool
Corporation
for qualify
parts
Look for fh~s symbol
of quaIlhi
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your WhIrlpool
appliance
FSP
replacement
parts will hi right and work rlghl
because
they ate made
to the same exacting
speclflcations
used lo build every new
WhIrlpool
appliance
Benlon Harbor. Michigan. Automalic Washers. Clolhes Dryers.
Freezers. Relrlgeralor-Freezers.
Ice Makers. Dishwashers.
Built-in Ovens and Surlace llnlls. Ranges, Microwave Ovens.
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Cenlral
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