Whirlpool TVF15FR User's Manual

Useand
Care Guide
Vertical Freezer
TVF15FR
Thank you for choosing
Estate appliance.
an
This Use and Care Guide will help you
operate and maintain your new, quality-built
Estate vertical freezer. Keep this Use and
Care Guide in a safe place for future
reference.
Please complete and mail the Product
Registration
Card. Then complete the form
below. Have this information ready if you
need service or call with a question.
Copy model and serial numbers from
label (see diagram on page 3) and
purchase date from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in
a handy place.
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You are responsible
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Model Number
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Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
for
It is your responsibility to be sure your
treezer:
- Is properly installed and leveled on a
floor that will hold the weight, and in an
area suitable for its size and use.
- Is properly connected to a grounded
electrical circuit that meets the electrical
requirements on page 2.
Is used only for the job it was designed to
do.
Is not near an oven, radiator or other
heat source.
- Is properiy maintained.
- Is out of the weather.
Is used in an area where the temperature
will not exceed 110°F (43.3%) or drop
below 55°F (13°C).
- Is not used by childi-en or anyone unable
to operate it properly.
Is not loaded with food before it has time
to get properly cold.
Contents
Page
Important Safety Instructions
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2
Food Storage
2
Before Using Your Freezer
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Using Your Freezer
3
Setting the temperature control
Adjusting the temperature control -._3
4
Refrigerated shelves
4
Lower storage gate
4
The key eject lock
Cleaning And Caring For
4
Your Freezer
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Defrosting and cleaning
4
If electricity goes off
4
Moving
5
Before You Call For Service _--~
If You Need Assistance,
Service or
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Replacement
Parts
Warranty
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Limited domestic food loss
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coverage _
Important Safety
Instructions
To !‘ecruce the risk of fire, electrical
st;~i,, or injury when using your
freezer, folicw basic precautions
including the following:
1. Read all operating InstructIons before
using your freezer
2. Child entrapment and suffccatlons are
,-IO!probierns of the past. Junked or
ah;Toone? freezers are stiil
dargerou~...even
if they wil! ,‘jus; sit in
the gtirn<;e for a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old
freei‘p:, do It safely. Please read !he
enclcsea safety booklet trom ttle
Association of Home Appilance
P&IIiJfX!lJrerS.
Help preven?
acuder!s
3. bleve~ ailow children to operate, play
wl!h. 3r rrawl InsIde the freezer.
4. Ne,“e~ clean freezer parts Wh
flammable fluids. The fulnes can
ireat? a fire Ihazard or explosion.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIWIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OH ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD GFi EXPLOSION.
S4VE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Food Storage
“our freezer 1s deslgned for storage of
commercially frozen food and for freezing
food at home. For further information about
prepanng food for freezing or food storage
rimes, con!act your local Cooperative
Extension Service or check a freezer guide
or cockbook.
Before Using Your Freezer
A. Remove
packing
materials
Remove materials. tape and Inside labels
before using the freezer. To remove any
remalnlng glue:
* Rub orlskly wIti? thumb Lo make a bali.
then remove.
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* Soak area with liquid hand dIshwashing
detergen! before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use sharp instruments. rubbing
alcohol. tlammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the material.
See ‘Important Safeiy Instructions” at left.
NOTE: Do not remove the Tech Sheet
losated on the back of the frnezer.
B. install
Freezer
power plug /’
E. Choose
handle
i-r/m
piece
1. Remove screws from front of freezer
dcor and discard
2. Locate handle assembiy kit among
packing materials.
3. Attach top of handle to !op hole in door
with shorter of 2 screws pr,ovided.
4. Attach bottom of handle to lower hole in
door with longer of 2 screws
5. Snap trim piece into place.
C. Clean it
Clean your freezer before ustng
1. Use a sponge. clo?h or paper
mild detergent in warm water
outside and inside of freezer,
and gasket.
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly
D. Locate proper
SUPPlY
Attach retaining clip, frown Ilteraturt!
package inside the freezer, over powelcord plug.
it
towel and
to clean
door liner
electrical
Recommended
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 he provided.
Use a receptacle which cannot be turned
off with a rwltch or pull chain Do not use
an extension cord,
freezer
location
1 PICK a safe olace. intiaors. away troril
flammables such as gasoline.
2. Check [he strength of the flcor II should
hold the weight ot a fully loa&d “eezcr.
3 Allo~v at lea;t 3 Inches (7 5 cm; o ar
space ai top of treezer.
4. Allow at least 1 Inch (2.5 cm) betiieen
back of freezer and ihe wall.
5 Allow l/2 inch (1 .25 cm) on each ;‘de of
the freezer for ease of .ns?allation
6. If the freezer is to be agalllst a w;.ll. yowl
might want IO Ie;ve extra space i.n ih:!
hinge side so rhe dosr can be cl%‘neu
wider.
Using Your Freezer
F. Install and level freezer
Level freezer so the door will stay open at
any position.
Leveling leg
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Model and
serial numf ler
label(on side WL3/I)
Temperatu re
controtLower
1. Locate, remove and discard the 4 bolts
that held the freezer in the shipping
crate.
2. Locate the 2 front leveling legs among
the packing materials.
3. Screw these legs into the front holes on
the bottom of the freezer. The back of the
freezer rests on 2 fixed supports.
4. Adjust the 2 front legs so freezer does
not rock.
5. Connect freezer to proper electrical
supply and attach retaining clip. (Refer to
“D. Locate proper electrical supply” on
paw 2.1
6. Slide freezer into place.
7. Place a level on top of the freezer - first
side to side then front to back. Turn leg
clockwise to raise a corner. Turn leg
counter-clockwise to lower a corner.
8. Repeat step 7 until the freezer is level.
9. After freezer is fully loaded, recheck with
level.
Stationary
door
shelves
7
Refrigerate
stationary
shelves
7
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(Key eject
lock
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Lower
storage
gate.
Base grit/e
Leveling
Setting
control
the temperature
0
Turn the control to 4. This setting is
designed to maintain the temperature at or
near 0°F (-17.8%) under normal operating
conditions.
Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours
before filling with frozen food. Let the
freezer cool overnight before adding large
amounts of unfrozen food. Never add
more than 2-3 pounds of unfrozen food per
cubic foot of freezer space
NOTE: When the freezer is first staried. 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.
After the cabinet is cooled, the compressor will turn on and off as needed to keep
the freezer at the proper temperature.
The outside of your freezer may feel
warm. This is normal. The freezer’s design
and main function is to remove heat from
packages and air space inside the freezer.
This heat is transferred to the room air, so
the outside of the freezer may feel warm.
Adjusting
control
the temperature
Turn control to a higher number for colder
temperatures.
* Turn control to a lower number for less
cold temperatures.
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Refrigerated
shelves
Your freezer is equipped with refrigerated
interior shelves. Packages in direct contact
with the shelves will have the best
refrigeration. Fresh, unfrozen food
packages should be stored directly on the
shelves and not on top of already frozen
food packages.
When placlng the food packages in your
freezer, it should be remembered:
The cabinet shelves have the best
freezing capability. The door shelves and
the bottom of the cabinet have a slightly
higher temperature. Therefore, packages
sensitive to temperature (meat, poultry.
etc.) should not be placed on the door
shelves or the freezer bottom.
- Give the cold air a chance to completely
surround the packages.
Cleaning And Caring For Your Freezer
Defrosting
and cleaning
Defrost and clean your freezer when frost
has built up to about 114 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 and
cleaning.
If electricity
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Lower storage
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gate
Pull top up, then forward
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To lower gate:
1. Lift top of gate up slightly to clear
supports.
2. Pull gate forward.
To raise gate:
1. Return gale to upright posltion.
2. Lift top of gate slightly to clear supports.
3. Lower gate into supports.
The key eject lock
Because your freezer is equipped with a
lock. it can help reduce the hazard of child
entrapment.
To lock or unlock the freezer. you must
hold the key in the lock while turning. The
lock IS spnng loaded, so the key cannot be
left In the lock.
If the key is lost. contact your Estate
dealer for a replacement. Always give the
complete model and serial number of your
freezer when requesting a replacement key
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10. Wax painted metal surfaces 01 tslde of
freezer to provide rust protection.
NOTE: Do not use wax on pla:,tic parts.
Wax may damage them.
11. Replace all frozen food.
12. Plug In power cord and refer tc. “Setting
the temperature control” on pa’ge 3.
Electrical Shock and
Product Damage Hazard
Turning the Temperature
Control
to OFF does not remove power to
the unit. Failure to unplug the
power cord before cleaning or
servicing unit could result in
electrical shock.
Do not place electrical devices in
freezer when defrosting. Shock or
injury can occur.
Do not use an ice pick, knife or
other sharp-pointed
tool to defrost
freezer. Damage can occur.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on
your freezer. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Damage can occur.
1. Turn Temperature Control to OFF and
unplug power cord.
2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen
food in several layers of newspaper and
cover with a blanket. Food will stay
frozen for several hours.
OR
Store frozen food in a cooler. additional
refrigerator-freezer,
or in a cool area.
3. Place pans of hot water in freezer with
door open to speed melting. Directing air
from an electric fan into freezer will also
help. Do not place fan in freezer.
4. Use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
5. Wipe water from walls and bottom of
freezer with a towel or sponge.
6. Wash the Inside walls with a solution of
2 tablespoons (26 mg) baking soda to
1 quart (0.95 L) warm water.
7. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
8. Use a sponge. cloth or paper towel and
mild detergent In warm water to clean
outside of freezer. door liner and gasket.
9. Rinse and dry thoroughly
goes off
1. Call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
2. Keep freezer closed if service is to be
interrupted
24 hours or less.
This will help food to stay frozer
3. If service is to be interrupted
longer
than 24 hours, do this: .
Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice i!- freezer
for every cubic foot of freezer space. This
will keep foods frozen for 2 to 4 Jays.
Personal Injury Hazard
Wear gloves to protect your hands
from dry ice burns. Failure to <lo so
could result in dry ice burns.
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OR
If dry ice or a food locker is not ;lvaltable.
use or can perishable food at or:ce.
NOTE: A full freezer stays cold lorger than
a partly filled one. A freezer full ot meat
stays cold longer than a freezer ful or
baked goods.
Food containing ice crystals may be
safely refrozen, but the quality and flavor of
the food may be affected.
Use refrozen food quickly. Ii the c:onditlon
of the food IS poor, or you feel it IS Jnsafe to
eat. dispose of It immediately.
Moving
Remove all frozen food and pack ii In dry
Ice. Unplug the freezer and clean !.
thoroughly. Tape the door shut ant tape
electrical cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home refer to
pages 2 and 3 for information on installation
and setting controls
Before You Call For Service
If you are having an operating problem,
check the chart to see what the cause might
be before you call for assistance.
OPERATING
PROBLEM
Freezer will not run
WHAT TO DO
CHECK IF
. Power cord is plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
. Fuse has blown or circuit breaker has
tripped. Also check if a time-delay fuse
has been used.
. Electricity has failed.
. Temperature Controi is turned on.
Motor runs too long or temperature
is too warm
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Power cord is plugged into a live circuit
with proper voltage.
* Excessive frost or a package is holding
the door open.
* Large amounts of unfrozen food have
been added to the freezer.
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Freezer clicks but does not run
If You Need Assistance,
If you need service, first see the “Before
You Call For Service” section of this book.
After checking “Before You Call For
Service,” additional help can be found by
calling our COOL-LINE” service assistance
telephone number.
1. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service
assistance telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
Weather is hot and muggy.
There is enough air circulation space
above and behind ihe freezer.
. Electricity failed and has been restored.
. Firmly plug power cord into electrical outlet.
Check circuit voltage at fuse/circuit breaker
box.
Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse of the
correct capacity. Reset circuit breaker.
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See “If electricity goes off” on page 4.
. Turn Temperature Control to a numbered
position.
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. Firmly plug power cord into electrical outlet.
Check circuit voltage at fuse/circuit breaker
box.
Defrost freezer or reposition package.
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. Add no more than 2 to 3 pounds of unfrozen
food per cubic foot of freezer space at a
time. Adding large amounts of unfrozen food
will cause the motor to run longer.
. If the temperature outside or inside the room
is warm, motor running longer is normal.
Freezer should not be used in an area
where the temperature exceeds 110°F
(43.3%).
. Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) air space on
top of freezer and 1 inch (2.5 cm) at back for
proper air circulation.
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Service Or Replacement
2. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a
technicians are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized Whirlpool service company
in your area, call our COOL-LINE” service
assistance telephone number (see Step 1)
or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR -SERVICE
& REPAIR
OR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING
S PARTS
OR
WASHING MACHINES,
DRYERS
8 IRONERS - SERVICING
WHIRLPOOL
APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED
WkllRLPOOL
SERVICE
XYZ S;RVICE
CO
123 Maple
Unplug the freezer for 30 minutes t3 allow
the refrigeration system to equalize.
Parts
3. If you need FSP” replacement
parts*...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Loo’< for this
symbol of quality whenever you reed a
replacement part for your Estate *appliance.
FSP replacement parts WIII fit right and
work right, because they are mace to the
same exacting specifications used to build
every new Estate appliance.
To locate FSP replacement par-s in your
area, refer to Step 2 above or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service assistance
number in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied with how the
problem was solved*...
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAI’ is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the
highest levels of the major appliance
industry.
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SERVICE
COMPANIES
999~9999
(Continued on next page)
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* Contact MACAP orlly when thr iic$er.
authorized servicer or Whiripc
:)a(, e
farled to resolve your problen:
Mafor App!ianco Consumer
Actron Panel
20 North Wacker Drrve
Chrcago. IL 60606
* MACAP ~111IIT turn Inform 1.1s 01 your
action.
‘irilhen requesting assistance, please
provrde: model number. serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
drscriptron of the problem. This
rnrormation is needed in order to better
respond to your request.
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FZE04
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
Front Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
FC!LL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
r:;.il Date of Purchase
FSP. replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship
in the sealed refngeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.
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b*;HERLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
.A. Service calls to:
i Correct the installation of the freezer.
2. Instruct you how to use the freezer.
?. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
1. Replace Irght bulbs or batteries.
R ‘Jic’\ up and delivery. This product is designed to be reparred in the home.
C Carnage to freezer caused by accident, mrsuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
D Food loss coveraqe for freezers usea in commercial applications.
WHIRLPGOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or lrmrtation of Incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty givc?s YOU
specrfrc legal rrghts. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outsrde the United States. a drfferent warranty may apply. For details, please conlact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military
exchange.
Limited
domestic
food loss coverage
reimbursement
for food losses
During the frrst year of ownershrp. the Estate Freezer warranty provides reimbursement
stored I:.)the freezer as a result of defects in materials or workmanship.
as outlined below for food actually spoiled while
During the second through fifth years of otinership. reimbursement will be made as outlined below for food actually spoiled while stored
in iile freezer as a result of a FAILURE OF THE SEALED REFRIGERATION
SYSTEM.
Food spoilage losses must be verified by Whirlpool or an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. Reimbursement of loss will be based
011domestic use up to the total curnulatrve amount of $125.00 maximum payment for the five year warranty period.
Thus reimbursemem amount may or rnay not cover the actual replacement cost of the contents of your freezer. It is the maximum
amount. however. that will be paid and it is cumulatrve for the five year warranty period.
Sorry. but Whirlpool is not responsible for food losses carrsed by natural spoilage, misuse or negligent care of the freezer, or by
accidental or intentional disconnecting of the electric power cord. power interruption, inadequate power, fire damage, water damage.
theft. or riots. strokes. war or acts of God.
Part No. 2152297
1350 Whirlpool Corporation
1~Registered Trademark
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U S.A.
- NOTES -
jWCW-l-60765)
PART NO. 2152297
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