Whirlpool EH220FX Specifications

Use& CareGuideq
CHEST
FREEZERS
EH220FX EHlSOFX EHIOOFX
EHO7OFXEH05OFX
Contents
Important Safety Instructions. ........
Installlng Your Freezer. ...............
Uslng Your Freezer ...................
Setting the temperature controls ........
Adjusting the temperature control .......
The sliding basket ....................
The key eject lock ....................
The signal light. ......................
The drain cover ......................
Changing the light bulbs ...............
Cleaning Your Freezer ................
Caring For Your Freezer ..............
If electricity goes off ..................
Moving .............................
If You Need Service Or Assistance ....
Whirlpool Domestlc Freezer Warranty.
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FreezerG;lide
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide Label, tape
and any inside labels before using the freezer.
To remove any remalnlng glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball then
remove.
OR
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue as described
above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners.
These can damage the material. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
NOTE: Do not remove the Tech Sheet on back of
freezer cabinet.
Thank you for buylng a Whirlpool appliance.
Please complete and mall the Owner
Reglstratlon Card provided with thls product. Then complete the form below. Have this
information ready if you need service or call with
a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from plate
(see diagram on front cover) and purchase date
from sales slip.
l Keep this book and sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Swlal Number
Purchase Date
Servlce Company Phone Number
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Whlrlpool Freezer Guide for your freezer.
The Whirlpool Freezer Guide is a companion book
to this Freezer Use and Care Guide and is available free of charge. It contains information on freezing different kinds of foods, packaging and food
storage times. The Freezer Guide also has helpful
hints for saving energy and solving common
freezer problems.
To order the Freezer Guide, write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46305
and request the Whirlpool Freezer Guide,
Part No. 1114865.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your
freezer, follow basic precautions
including the following:
Read all lnstructlons before uslng the
freezer.
l Child entrapment
and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned freezers are still dangerous...even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days:’
If you are getting rid of your old freezer,
do It safely. Please read the enclosed
safety booklet from the Association of
Home Appliance Manufacturers. Help
prevent accidents.
l Never allow children
to operate, play
wlth, or crawl Inside the freezer.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIGUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER APPLIANCE. THE FUMES CAN
CREATE A FIRE HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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It is your responsibility
your freezer:
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to be sure
is installed and leveled on a floor that will hold
the weight, and in an area suitable for its size
and use.
is connected only to the right kind of outlet,
with the right electrical supply and grounding.
(Refer to the Electrical Requirements and
Grounding Instructions Sheet.)
is used only to do what home freezers are
designed to do.
is not near an oven, radiator or other heat
source.
is properly maintained.
is out of the weather.
is used in an area where the temperature will
not exceed 110°F (43.3”).
is not used by anyone unable to operate it
properly.
is not loaded with food before it has time to
get properly cold.
-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS -
InstallingYourFreezer
Clean it
Clean your freezer before using it.
1. Use a sponge, cloth or paper towel and mild
detergent in warm water to clean outside and
inside of freezer, lid liner and gasket.
2. Rinse and dry thoroughly
Plug it in
Recommended
&Prong Groundlng
mpe Wall Receptacle
Retalnlng Cllp
Freezer ’
Power Plug
Groundlng
Plug
l/LAllow room to open Ild
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2 Inches at back
Method
Install properly
1. Pick a safe place, indoors, away from flamma-
bles such as gasoline.
2. Check the strength of the floor. It should hold
the weight of a fully loaded freezer.
3. Allow at least 3 inches (7.5 cm) air space on all
sides of freezer and 2 inches (5 cm) at back.
Leave room at top for lid to open all the way.
4. It should not be necessary to remove the lid
during installation. If, for any reason, the hinges
need adjustment, see your authorized
Whirlpool dealer.
5. Do not cover the freezer with items such as
blankets, sheets, tablecloths, etc.
Level chest
Check wlth level
Grounding
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 clip, from literature pack inside
the freezer, over power cord plug.
See Electrical Requirements and Grounding
Instruction Sheet in your Literature Package.
freezer
Level freezer from end to end and front to back so
that the lid will seal properly. Use shim(s) to level if
needed.
Install defrost drain cover
(EH220FX and EH150FX)
1. Remove defrost drain cover from literature
package.
2. Check drawing on page 6 for placement.
3. Install cover.
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UsingYourFreezer
Setting
the temperature
control
Turn control to “4.” This setting is designed to
maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (- 17.6%)
under normal operating conditions.
l Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 6 hours before filling
with frozen food.
l Let 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 freezer is first started the compressor will run constantly until the cabinet is
cooled. It may take up to 6 to 6 hours or longer,
depending on room temperature and the number
of times the freezer lid is opened.
After the cabinet is cooled the compressor will
turn on and off as needed to keep freezer at 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 walls of the freezer may
be warm.
Adjusting
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the temperature
control
Turn control to higher number for colder
temperatures.
Turn to lower number for less cold temperatures.
The sliding
basket
Store small packages in basket to avoid losing
them in the bottom of freezer.
The basket can be moved from side to side or
removed when loading or unloading food below.
To remove: Lift basket(s) out.
To replace: Lower basket(s) into place.
The key eject lock
(EH220FX and EHlSOFX)
If 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 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.
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Using Your Freezer
Contlnued
The signal
(EH220FX)
light
The signal light automatically warns of any
unexpected power failure.
If the signal light is not glowing, immediately
check:
l for power interruption.
l for an unplugged power cord.
l for an open circuit breaker or blown fuse.
l for a burned out signal light.
The drain cover
To remove
drain cover
for defrosting:
1. Remove drain cover by pulling out.
2. Insert hose adapter provided into drain outlet.
3. Remove rubber stopper from inside bottom
of freezer.
4. Place a pan under the drain, or attach a hose to
the threaded end of the adapter and direct
water into a separate drain.
To replace drain cover after defrosting:
1. Remove hose adapter.
2. Replace rubber stopper.
3. Replace drain cover.
Changing the light bulbs
(EH220FX)
Elect&al
Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either unplug
the freezer or disconnect the electricity
leading to the freezer at the main power
supply. Shock and Injury can occur If electricity remains connected.
To change
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the interior
light:
Disconnect freezer from power supply.
Reach behind light lens to remove bulb.
Replace bulb with a 15-watt appliance bulb.
Reconnect freezer to power supply.
To change the signal light:
1. Disconnect freezer from power supply.
2. Carefully snap out light cover and assembly
with a screwdriver by inserting it under the
metal edge of light. Be careful not to chip finish
on freezer handle.
3. Unplug burned out signal light and replace with
a new one. Signal light can be ordered from
your authorized Whirlpool servicer.
4. Snap light cover and assembly into place.
5. Reconnect freezer to power supply.
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CleaningYourFreezer
Defrost and clean your freezer when frost has built
up to about % 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.
Electrical Shock and Product
Damage Hazard
) Do not place electrical devices in freezer.
Shock or injury can occur.
BDo not use an ice pick, knife or other
sharp-pointed
tool to defrost freezer.
Damage can occur.
1 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. Disconnect freezer from power supply.
2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food in
several layers of newspaper and cover with a
blanket. Food will stay frozen several hours.
OR
Store frozen food in a cooler, additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
3. For models EH22OFX and EH15OFX:
Remove drain cover and place a shallow pan
under drain to catch defrost water.
NOTE: Check pan often during defrosting to
avoid water overflow. It is a good idea to have
a second shallow pan available during defrosting to allow rotating of pans, as needed, to
empty full pan.
4. Place pans of hot water in freezer with lid open
to speed melting. Directing air from an electric
fan into freezer will also help. Do not place
fan in freezer.
5. Use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
6. Wipe water from walls with a towel or sponge.
7. Wash the inside walls with a solution of
2 tablespoons (26 g) baking soda to 1 quart
(0.95 L) of warm water.
6. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
9. Use a sponge, cloth or paper towel and mild
detergent in warm water to clean outside of
freezer, lid liner and gasket.
10. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
11. Wax painted metal surfaces on outside of
freezer to provide rust protection.
NOTE: Do not use wax on plastic surfaces.
Wax may damage them.
12. Replace all frozen food.
13. Reconnect freezer to power supply.
CaringForYourFreezer
If electricitygoesoff
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1. Call the power company.
Remove all frozen food and pack it in dry ice.
Unplug the freezer and clean it thoroughly. Tape
the lid shut and tape electrical cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, refer to “lnstalling Your Freezer” and “Using Your Freezer”
sections.
Ask how long the power will be off.
2. Keep freezer closed if service is to be
interrupted 24 hours or less.
This will help food stay frozen.
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 in freezer for
every cubic foot of freezer space. This will keep
food frozen for 2 to 4 days.
personal injury Hazard
Wear gloves to protect your hands from dry
ice burns. Failure to do so could result In
personal injury.
OR
If dry ice or a food locker is not available, use or
can perishable food at once.
NOTE: A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat stays cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods.
Food containing ice crystals may be safely
refrdzen, but the quality and flavor of the food may
be affected.
Use refrozen food quickly. If the condition of the
food is poor, or you feel it is unsafe to eat, dispose
of it immediately.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesesteps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
it freezer stops running:
Check to see if power cord is plugged into the
outlet.
l Check fuse box or circuit breaker.
l Check electric company for a power failure.
if motor seems to run too long:
l If large amounts of unfrozen food have been put
into the freezer, motor will run longer.
l On hot summer days or if rwm is hot, motor will
run longer to provide correct amount of cooling.
if freezer feels warm:
l During normal operating conditions the freezer
transfers heat removed from food packages and
air space to the outside rwm air. The freezer
cabinet may feel warm.
if frost builds up on the trim strip around
top of cabinet:
l Check the fit of the lid to make sure it is sealing.
With the lid closed, press down firmly on the
edges or at the center of the lid. This pressure
will cause the flexible lid to fit flat against the
cabinet and seal.
l Do not open or close the lid by grasping a corner.
Use the handle.
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2. If you need assistance:..
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service
assistance telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-500-253-1301
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.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized WhirlpoolsY service
TiLif
cd- companies. Whirlpool
SERVICEservice technicians are
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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 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPUAllCES
- HOUSEHOLD - ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES “NOR
- SERVICE.
REPIIR
Y&IOU-REP*IRIWOIPIRTS
OR
WAWWD
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WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
NTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE
XYZ SEAVICE CO
123 MAPLE
COMPANIES
999-999s
4. If you need FSPw replacement
parts:..
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of quality whenever you need a replacement part
for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
parts will fit right and work right, because they are
made to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@service assistance number in
Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
problem was solved’...
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with how the
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer or Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consume! Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
‘When requesting assistance, 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.
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Notes
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Notes
Whirlpool”
DomesticFreezer
Warranty
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LENGTHOFWARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FULL TEN YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship.
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship in the sealed refrigeration system.
These parts are:
1. Compressor
2. Evaporator
3. Condenser
4. Drier
5. Connecting tubing
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the freezer.
2. Instruct you how to use the freezer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs or batteries.
B. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
C. Damage to freezer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
D. Food loss coverage for freezers used in commercial applications.
Limited domestlc food loss coverage. See below for details on limited domestic food loss protection
plan. Service under the full warranties must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSMservice company.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
LIMITED DOMESTIC FOOD LOSS COVERAGE REIMBURSEMENT FOR FOOD LOSSES
During the first year of ownership, the Whirlpool Freezer warranty provides reimbursement as outlined
below for food actually spoiled while stored in the freezer as a result of defects in materials or workmanship.
During the second through tenth years of ownership, reimbursement will be made as outlined below for
food actually spoiled while stored in the freezer as a result of a FAILURE OF THE SEALED
REFRIGERATION SYSTEM.
Food spoilage losses must be verified by Whirlpool or an authorized Whirlpools” service company.
Reimbursement of loss will be based on domestic use and freezer size up to the total cumulative amount
shown for the ten year warranty period.
9.9cu.ft.orsmaller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . upto$ 75.OOmaximumpayment
lO.Ocu.ft.to16.0cu.ft.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . upto$125.00maximumpayment
16.1cu.ft.andlarger
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . upto$200.00maximumpayment
The reimbursement amounts shown are representative for the contents of typical freezers by size and
may or may not cover the actual replacement costs of the contents of your freezer. They are the maximum
amounts, however, that will be paid and they are cumulative for the ten year warranty period.
Sorry, but Whirlpool is not responsible for food losses caused 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, strikes, war or acts of God.
If you need service, first sea the ‘Service and Assistance” section of your freezer Use and Care Guide.
After checking “Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our COOL-LINE@service
assistance telephone number, l-SW-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
Part No. 1114838 Rev. B
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