Whirlpool EV190N User's Manual

NO-FROST
UPRIGHT
FREEZER
Model EVISON
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Please read this
Use and Care Guide
before you do anything else...
This booklet tells you how to start your freezer,
clean it and adjust controls.
Treat your new freezer with care. Use it only to
do what home freezers are designed
to do.
Parts and features
--
Basket Shelf
/
Juice Can
Shelves
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Key Eject
Lock
Stationary
Door
Shelves
Model
and
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
When you need service or call with a questlon.
have this information ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from the
label located as shown).
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.
PIeLie complete
and mail me Owner Registration card furnished with this product.
Model
Serial
Number
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
and Telephone
Number
Contents
Page
The Signal Light,
Energy Saving Tips
CLEANING YOUR FREEZER.
Cleaning Chart
FREEZING FOOD IN YOUR FREEZER,
Packaging and Sealing Food
To Wrap Foods
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Storing Frozen Food
VACATION AND MOVING CARE,
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
I. Before Calling for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. IfYouNeedService,
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SAFETY FIRST.
BEFORE YOU PLUG IT IN.
Install Properly
Level Freezer
Remove Sales Labels
Clean It
Plugltln
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USING YOUR FREEZER
Setting the Temperature Control
Adjusting the Temperature Control
Cooling Freezer First
The Power Saving Control
Adjusting the Basket Shelf
Adjusting the Freezer Shelves
Changing the Light Bulb
Removing the Freezer Basket
The Key Eject Lock
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Before you plug it in
IMPORTANT
Before using your freezer, you are personally responsible for making sure that it...
l is installed
and levelled on a floorthat WIII hold the
weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use.
l ISconnected
only to the right kind of outlet, with the
right electrrcal
supply and grounding.
(Refer to
your “Electrical
Requirements
and Grounding
Instructions.“)
l IS used only for jobs expected
of home freezers.
l is not near an oven, radiator
or other heat source.
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is properly marntained
is out of the weather.
IS used In an area where the room temperature
will not exceed 110°F (43.3”C).
is not run where there are explosive fumes.
is not used by those who may not understand
how it should be used.
is not loaded with food before it has time to get
properly cold.
Install
properly...
Remove sales labels...
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label and any
inside labels before using the freezer.
To remove any remaining
glue:
1. Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then
remove
OR
2 Soak area with dishwashing detergent solution (1
teaspoon detergent
in 1 quart warm water) before removing glue as described
in step 1
DO NOT USE rubbing alcohol or flammable
or
toxic solvents, such as acetone,
gasoline,
carbon tetrachioride,
etc. These can damage
the
surface finish.
NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE the Tech Sheet fastened under the freezer at the front.
Clean it...
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1 Check the strength of the floor. It should hold the
weight of a fully loaded freezer
2 Pick a safe place,
indoors,
away from inflammables
such as gasoline.
3 Allow 3 Inches (7 5 cm) air space on top of freezer
for proper ventilation
4 Allow at least an Inch (2 5 cm] between
the
freezer condenser, on the back of the unit, and
the wall
5 Allow % Inch (1.25 cm] on each side of the freezer
for ease of installation
6. If the freezer is to be in a corner, you might want to
leave extra space on the hinge side so the door
can be opened wider.
Level freezer.. .
SO the door will stay open at any position
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Clean your freezer befor
using it See cleaning
instructions on page 7
Plug it in...
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
Retainiyg
Clip
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This freezer has 2 threaded leveling legs that are
shipped in a separate package.
1. Screw these legs all the way into bolt holes in the
bottom front corners of the freezer
2. Slide the freezer into place.
3. Adjust front legs to level the freezer
-To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown.
- To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown.
4. Check with level.
5. After freezer is fully loaded, recheck with level.
Freezer /
Power Plug
1::
IN
Recommended
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&prong
grounding
plug
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz,, AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused
and properly grounded electrical supply is required.
It is recommended
that a separate circuit serving only
this appliance
be provided.
Use a receptacle
which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull
chain. Do not use an extension
cord.
Attach retaining
literature package
clip over power cord plug from
inside the freezer.
Using your freezer
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Setting the temperature
control...
To start, turn control to the middle of the dial. This
setting is designed to maintain the temperature
at
or near 0°F [ ~ 17.8 “C] under normal operating
condrtions.
Adjusting
the temperature
control...
I. Turn control to higher number for colder temperatures.
2 Turn to lower number for less cold temperatures.
Cooling freezer first...
1 Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling with
frozen food.
2. Let it cool overnight before adding large amount
of unfrozen food.
Note: When freezer is first started, the compressor
WIII run constantly untrl 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
After the cabrnet is cooled, the compressor will
turn ON and OFF as needed to keep the freezer at
the proper temperature.
The Power Saving Control...
operates electric heaters. These heaters help prevent moisture from forming on the outside of the
freezer when humidity is high.
I, Use the OFF setting to save energy when humidity is
low.
2. Use the ON setting only if moisture forms on the outside of the freezer.
Adjusting the basket shelf...
To remove basket shelf:
I. Remove food from basket
2. Slide basket straight out to stop.
3. Lift front
4. Slide the rest of the way out.
To replace
basket shelf:
1. Fit back of basket shelf on top
bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, then slide the basket
guide stops.
Adjusting
the freezer shelves...
To remove shelf:
I. Remove food from shelf
2 Slide shelf straight out to stop.
3. Lift front
4. Slide the rest of the way out
To replace
shelf:
I. Fit back of shelf on top of guides with wire stabs on
bottom of guides.
2. Lift front, then slide shelf untrl tt clears the guide
stops.
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Shelf Guide
Changing the light bulb...
WARNING:
To avoid possible
electrical
shock,
first unplug freezer or turn off electricity leading
to freezer at the main
power supply.
I. Remove the light shield from the side of the control
panel. Depress the back of the shield to release the
tabs, then pull away.
2 Replace bulb with a do-watt appliance
bulb.
3. Replace the light shield Insert the shield tabs in the
slots, then press the shield to snap into place.
4. Plug in power cord or switch on electricity
Removing
the freezer basket.. .
For proper air movement, keep the freezer basket
in place when the freezer is operating.
To remove the basket:
l Slide out to the stop.
l Lift the front to clear
the stop.
l Slide out the rest of the way.
To replace
the basket:
l Place
basket on the slides.
l Make
sure the wire stops
clear the front of theslides.
l Slide basket
in.
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The key eject lock...
can
help
entrapment.
reduce
the
hazard
of
child
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 grve the complete model and serial number of your freezer
when requesting
a replacement
key
The signal light...
automatically
warns of any unexpected
power failure.
Signal
light
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If the signal light is not glowing, immediately
for power interruption,
for an unplugged
power cord,
for a burned out signal light.
check:
To replace
burned out signal light:
I. Unplug power cord from outlet.
2. Open the freezer door
3. Unplug burned out light and replace with one of
same wattage and size. Signal light can be ordered from vour WHIRLPOOL dealer, Part No.
Energy saving tips...
You can help your freezer use less electricity
Check door gasket and level freezer to assure a
good door seal
l Clean
the condenser coils regularly.
l Keep door openings
to a minimum. Remove several
items at one time. Keep contents organized to eliminate searching.
l Fill to capacity
Follow recommended
procedures
for freezing foods. See pages 9 and IO.
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Set Temperature Control to provide temperatures
around 0°F [ - 17.8”C). There is no need to store foods
below 0°F
Keep door locked to ensure door closure.
Keep Power Saving Control on OFF when humidity is
low.
Cleaning your freezer
This freezer is a No-Frost model and defrosts automatrcally.
cleaning, however, should be done at least once a year
To clean:
1 Turn Temperature Control to OFF
2 Unplug power cord.
3. Take out all food
Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages
in several
layers of newspaper and cover with a blanket Food
wtll stay frozen for several hours.
4. Remove shelves and trivet.
5. Clean freezer according to the following
WARNING:
Complete
After cleaning:
I, Replace shelves and trivet
2. Plug in power cord.
3. See directions for “Setting the Temperature
page 5.
directions.
When moving the freezer, wipe up
any water that may have spilled
from the defrost pan. Spilled water
can cause slipping and injury.
Control:’
Cleaning chart...
How to clean
Part
What to use
Removable
parts
(shelves, basket, etc.)
Sponge or cloth, mrld
detergent and warm
water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel. mild detergent.
appliance
wax [or good
auto paste wax)
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Waxing
Inside walls
(Freezer should be
allowed
to warm
up so cloth won’t stick.)
painted
metal
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, baking
soda, warm water,
mild detergent
Wash with warm water and a mrld detergent
Rinse and dry
Wash wrth warm water and a mrld detergent Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
Rinse and dry
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twce a year wrth applrance wax or a
good auto paste wax Apply wax with
a clean, soft cloth. Do not use wax
on plastic parts.
surfaces
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provides
rust protection.
Wash with warm water and mtld detergent,
OR with solution of 2 tablespoons (26 g) baking
soda to 1 quart ( 95 L) warm water
Rinse and dry
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic because
damage
these parts.
Door liner and gasket
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, mild detergent and warm water
Wash with warm water and mild detergent
* Rinse and dry
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DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
or cleansers
containing
petroleum
on plastic because
damage
these parts.
Defrost pan (behind
freezer on top of
compressor)
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel, mrld deter
gent and warm water
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Condenser
coils
Use vacuum cleaner
with brush attachment
WARNING: Watch out
for sharp wire ends at
top of condenser
coils. They can cause
injury or damage
brush.
bleaches
they may
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bleaches
they may
Slrae freezer out away from wall
Wash defrost pan with warm water and mild
detergent Do not remove defrost pan to
clean.
Rinse and dry
Make sure defrost drain tube points into pan
Slide freezer back Into place
Slrde freezer out away from the wall
Clean dust and lint from condenser coils behind
the freezer at least every other month
Freezing food in your freezer
To wrap foods...
1. Cut sheet of wrapprng
materral about onethird longer than distance around food to be
wrapped. Place wrapping sheet on flat surface with food In center of sheet
When freezer has cooled to a safe storage
temperature, it may be loaded wrth 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*
Vegetables
Meat or
Size of
or Fruit
Frsh
Freezer
54 Ibs.
18 cu. t-t
36 Ibs.
(24.3 kg.)
(16.2 kg.)
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‘These
dotions
amounts are based on USDA recommen
If too many packages
of unfrozec food
2. Bring front and back of wrapping
together
and fold In toward food, making at least two
one-inch (2 5 cm] folds until food frts tightly
agarnst wrapping
3. Crease ends close to food to elrmrnate
pockets
air
are packed at one trme lntc the freezer the rate
of freezlng IStoo slow Poor quality products result
Packaging and sealing food...
Arrtrght packaging
IS important
rn freezing
foods Containers
and wrappings
should be
moisture and vapor-proof and packages should
be sealed carefully
ep morsture in and air
out
Freezer burn can result if food is not properly
wrapped. When this happens, food dehydrates
and is of poor qualrty
4. Press all air from package.
twice
Make sure fold
against end of package
Fold each end over
tight and fasten
wrth freezer tape.
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NOTE: When packaging
meats that have not
been boned, pad sharp edges with extra wrap
or use stockrnetie to protect against tearing or
puncturing
Use heavy-duty aluminum freezer foil, kraft paper with cellophane
bonded to it. special freezer
bags, jars, cartons and freezer sealrng tape for
packaging
your food Items. You’ll find them at the
supermarket or freezer dealer
See the “Freezer Guide” for complete
mation and tips on home freezing.
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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
1. Before freezing large quantities of food, turn Temperature Control to highest setting and let freezer
operate for several hours. After loading
all food
items, return Temperature
Control to the usual
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Basket - Store heavy and bulky packages here.
Basket should be in place at all times for proper
air circulation.
2. To speed freezing, lay packages
In a single layer
so each rests on the surface of a shelf. Leave space
between packages.
3. Add more unfrozen food after first load IS
frozen (approximately
18 to 24 hours)
Door storage
~ Store packages
shelves behind the retaining bar
Juice can shelves
shown
on the door
~ Store juice cans on door as
Vacation and moving care
Vacations...
Arrange for someone to make regular checks of
your freezer to make sure it is operating and electricity
has not been interrupted.
Shutting
off and moving...
It treezer is shut off for more than 24 hOUrS:
1. Remove and store all food.
2. Unplug freezer.
3. Clean thoroughly. See “Cleaning
your freezer,”
page 7
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.
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If you move the freezer:
1. Remove shelves and trivet.
2. Tape doors shut.
3. Do not place objects inside cabinet.
4. Level properly to ensure good door seal.
WARNING:
Do not allow children near the freezer when the
door is blocked
open. They may become
lnjured or trapped.
When moving the freezer, clean up any water
that may have spilled
from the defrost
pan.
Spllled water can cause slipping and injury.
TO restart freezer, see “Using your freezer:’ page
5
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before
calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little things
you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If the electricity
goes off:
Learn how long the power will be off by calling the
power company.
l If sewice
is to be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep
the freezer closed. Most food will stay frozen.
l If sewice
is to be interrupted longer than 24 hours,
do this:
1. Remove all unfrozen food and store in a frozen
food locker. OR...
2. Place 2 Ibs. (0 9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for every
cu. f-t of freezer space. This will keep frozen foods
for 2 to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your hands
from dry ice burns,
3. If neither food locker storage or dry Ice is available, use or can perishable food at once.
l The length of time food will stay frozen depends
on
several factors. For instance: a full freezer will remain
cold longer than a freezer 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 your freezer stops running:
l Is the power
supply cord plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? [See page 4.)
l Have you checked
your home’s main fuses or circuit
breaker box?
l Is the Temperature
Control turned ON?
If the compressor
seems to run too long:
l Is the condenser,
located on the back of the freezer,
free of dust and lint?
l Is there enough
air circulation space above and in
back of the freezer?
l On hot summer
days or if the room is hot, the compressor will run longerto provide the correct amount
of cooling.
l If large
amounts of unfrozen food have been put
into the freezer, the compressor will run longer.
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2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE%ervice
assistance
telephone
number. Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
. . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1121
Alaska & Hawaii
and talk with one of our trained
sultant can instruct you in how
operation from your appliance
sary, recommend
a qualified
your area
3.
Consultants. The Conto obtain satisfactory
or, if service is necesservice company
in
If you need service*...
Whirlpool has CI nationwide
network
of
franchised TECH-CARE@
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians are trained
to fulfill the product
warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United
States, To locate TECHCARE service in your area, call our COOL-LINE sewice
assrstance telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
a%REPAIR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCESMAJOR - REPAIRING
L PARTS
OR
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH~CARE SERVICE
SERVICE
C’OMPANIES
XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999-9999
SERVICE
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XYZ SERVICE CO
123 Maple
999-9999
OR
WASHING
MAClilNES,
8 IRONERS-SERVICING
DRYERS
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE
SERVICE
XV2 SERVICE CO
123 Maple
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999-9999
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and a complete description of the problem. This information is
needed in order to better respond to your request for
assistance.
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