cl UPRIGHT FREEZER Model EVISOF lor-freezers. Ice Makers. Dishwashers. Built-In Ovens and Surlace Unils. Ranges. Microwave Ovens, Trash Compaclars, Room Air Conditioners. Dehumidifiers. Aulomallc Washers Clothes Dryers Freeze Please read this Use and Care Guide before you do anything else... This booklet tells you how to start your freezer, defrost it, 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 Juice Can Stationary . Key Eject lock Bottom Trlvet Plate Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here... I I I 2 When you need service, or call with a question, have this information ready. 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers from the plate 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 handv alace. Plebke complete and mail the Owner Registration Card furnished with this product. Model Serial Number Number Purchase Service Date Company and Telephone Number Contents Paae SAFETY FIRST. BEFOREYOUPLUGITIN.~. Install Properly Level Freezer Remove Sales Labels Clean It. Plugltln USING YOUR FREEZER. Setting the Temperature Control Adjusting the Temperature Control Cooling Freezer First The Power Saving Control Changing the Light Bulb Removing the Bottom Trivet The Key Eject Lock The Signal Light Energy Saving Tips CLEANING YOUR FREEZER. Cleaning Chart, FREEZING FOOD IN YOUR FREEZER. Packaging and Sealing Food To Wrap Foods Loading ,,,.,,..,,,,,,,..,..II..I.. Storing Frozen Food VACATION AND MOVING CARE. Vacations. Shutting Off and Moving IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE FREEZER WARRANTY. REIMBURSEMENT FOR FOOD LOSSES. 6 6 7 7 a : 9 9 10 10 10 11 12 12 01987 Whirlpool Corporation IMPORTANT Before using your freezer, you are personclly respon$ble for making sure that it.. l is Installed and levelled 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 groundrng. [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. l l l l l l is properly maintained. 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 ore exDIosive fumes is not used by the! how it shoulA IS not loade properly co Install properly... Remove sales labels... * Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label and any lnslde 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 tetrachloride, etc. These can damage the material. NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE the Tech Sheet fastened under the freezer at the front. I2 3 inches c Clean it ... 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 ventllatlon 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 against a wall, you might want to leave extra space on the hinge side so the door can be opened wider Plug it in... 3-prong gro type wall ret Level freezer... Retaining so the door WI/I stay open at any position Raise - Clip lower 1. Keep the 4 bolts that hold refrigerator in shipping crate. They are the levelling legs. 2. Screw these bolts all the way into bolt holes at the bottom corners of refrigerator. Move refrigerator into place. 3. Adjust each leg until the refrigerator won’t rock. 4. Adjust front legs to level the refrigerator. - To raise corners, turn legs in direction shown. - To lower corners, turn legs in direction shown. 5. Check with level. 4 Clean your freezer before using it See cleaning instructions on page 7 ’ ’” Recommended grounding Grounding plug 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 extenslon cord. Attach retaining clip over power cord plug from literature package inside the freezer. Using your freezer 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 conditions. 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... I, Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling with frozen food. 2. Let it cool overnight before adding large amouni of unfrozen food. 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 roontemperature and the number of times the freeze1 door is opened After the cabinet is cooled, the compressor wil turn ON and OFF as needed to keep the freezer a 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 1 Use the OFF setting when humidity is low 2 Use the ON sethng only if moisture forms on the outslde of the freezer Changing the light bulb... WARNING: To avold possible shocks, first unplug freezer or turn off electricity leadlng 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 40-w& appliance bulb. 3. Replace the light shield. Insert the shield tabs in the slots, then press the shield to snap into place. - light Shield Removing the bottom trivet . .. To remove: 1. Lift front of trivet out of supports. 2. Pull out. Lift the Front, Then Pull Out. To replace: 1. Position bock of trivet on the rear wall supports 2. Lower front into place. The key eject lock... 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. The signal light... automatically warns of any unexpected power failure. Signal Light If the signal light is not glowing, immediately check: l for power interruption, l For on unplugged power cord, l for Q burned out signal light. To replace burned out signal light: 1, Unplug power cord from outlet. 2. Open the freezer door. 3. Unplug burned out light and replace with one of some wattage and size. Signal light can be ordered from your WHIRLPOOL dealer, Part No. 1103680 4. Close freezer door and plug power cord into outlet. Energy saving tips... You can help your freezer use less electrlclty Check door gasket and level freezer to assure a good door seal l Clean the condenser COIIS regularly l Keep door openings to a mlnlmum Remove several e items at one time Keep cor;tents organized to ellrnlnate searching l FIII to capaclty Follow recommended procedures for freezing foods See pages 0 and 9 l l 6 l l l 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 Do not let frost build up to more than ::: Inch (6 mm] thick Efficiency IS reduced Keep Power Saving Control on OFF when humldlty IS low Cleaning your freezer Thusfreezer 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 hrgh humtdity areas, a freezer may need more frequent defrosting To defrost and clean: 1 Turn Temperature Control to OFF 2 Unplug power cord 3 Place a shallow pan on floor under drain hole In bottom of freezer 4 Take out all food and removable parts Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages In several layers of newspaper and cover with blanket Food ~111 stqy frozen for several hours 5 Place pan 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 6 Clean freezer according to the followrng directions After defrosting: 1 Remove shallow pan from underneath freezer 2 Plug in power cord 3 See dIrections for “Setting the Temperature COI trol,” page 5 Cleaning chart... Part What to use Removable (trivet) parts Sponge or cloth; mild detergent and warm water. Sponge, cloth or paper towel, m/Id detergent, appliance wax [or good auto paste wax) Outside Waxing inside How to clean wails painted metal Plastic scraper, pans of hot water, electric fan, sponge or towel, baking soda and warm water Wash with warm water and a mild detergent Rinse and dry l l Wash with warm water and a mild detergent Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. l Rinse and dry l Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year wrth appliance wax or a good auto paste wax. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth Do not use wax on plastic parts. surfaces provides rust protection. l l l l l Use plastic scraper to remove frost Place pans of hot water In freezer with door open to speed melting Directrng air from an electric fan Into freezer will also help Wash with solution of 2 tablespoons (26 g) baking soda to 1 quart ( 95 L) warm water Rinse and dry DO NOT USE an ice pick, knife of 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 and warm water l Wash with mild detergent * Rinse and dry and warm water DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, or cleansers containing petroleum on plastic parts. Condenser coils Vacuum cleaner, using the brush attachment. l l bleaches Slide freezer out away from the wall Clean dust and lint from condenser coils behind the freezer, every two or 3 months. Freezing food in your freezer To wrap foods... 1. Cut sheet of wrapping material 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 mav be loaded with frozen food. When you plan io freeze unfrozen food, see the following chart for the amount to freeze at one time. 1 I POUNDS OF FOOD I ‘These amounts are based on USDA recommend da?lons If too many packages of unfrozen food are packed at one time into the freezer rhe rate of freezlng IS too slow Poor quality products 2. Bring front and back of wrapping together and fold in toward food, maklng at least two one-inch (2 5 cm] folds until food fits tightly against wrapping 3. Crease ends close to food to eliminate pockets air result Packaging and sealing food... 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 4. Press all air from package. twice Make sure fold against end of package Fold each end over tight and fasten with freezer tape IS NOTE: When packaging meats that have not been boned, pad sharp edges with extra wrap or use stockinette to protect against tearing or puncturing Use heavy-dub aluminum freezer foil, kraf7 paper with cellophane bonded to it, special freezer bags, jars, cartons and freezer sealing tape for packaging your food Items You’ll find them at the supermarket or freezer dealer Freezer burn can result if food IS not properly wrapped. When this happens, food dehydrates and is of poor quality See booklet, “How to Preserve Foods the Modern Way with Your WHIRLPOOL Freezer,” for complete information and tips on home freezing. Loading... 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 ail food items, return Temperature Control to the usual sefflng. I 2. To speed freezing. lay packages in a srngle 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). Trivet - Store heavy and bulky packages here Trivet should be in place at all times for proper air circulation. Door storage - Store packages shelves behrnd the retaining bar Juice can shelves shown on the door ~ Store juice cans on door as Vacation and moving care Vacations... Shutting off and moving... Arrange for someone to make regular checks of your freezer to make sure it is operating and electricity has not been interrupted. If freezer 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 wrth self-adhesive filament tape. If you move the freezer: 1. Remove trivet. 2. Do not place objects inside cabinet. 3. Level properly to ensure good door seal. WARNING: Do not allow children near the freezer when the door is blocked open. They may become injured or trapped. To restart freezer, see “Usrng your freezer;’ page 5. If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling for assistance.. . 3. If you need service* Performance problems of-ten result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. If electricity goes off: Learn how long power will be off by calling the power company l If sewice is to be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep 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 freezerforevery cu. ft. 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 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 l Be sure Temperature Control IS turned ON l If compressor seems to run too long: Check to see that condenser, located on back of freezer, is free of dust and lint l On hot summer days or if room IS hot, compressor will run longer to provide the correct amount of cooling. l If large amounts of unfrozen food have been put into the freezer, compressor WIII run longer l Check to see that there IS enough air circulation space above and in back of the freezer ... Whirlpool has a 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 To locate States TECH-CARE service In your area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Vellow Pages under APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLOMAJOR-SERVICE 6 REPAIR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MAJOR-REPAIRING h PARTS OR WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEOTECH-CARESERVICE WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE SERVICE XYZSERVICECO 123MAPLE SERVICE XYZSERVICECO 123 MAPLE COMPANIES 999.9999 COMPANIES 999-9999 OR WASHING MACHINES. DRYERS A IRONERS-SERVICING WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE SERVICE XYZSERVICECO 123MAPLE COMPANIES 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 M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 l 2. If you need assistance%. Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if sewice is necesSarv, recommend a qualified sewice company in your area. 5. If you need FSP 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 sewice assistance number in Step2, “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 ror assistance. 11 WHIRLPOOL” DOMESTIC, UL COMMERCIAL LISTED AND NSF” FREEZER WARRANTY LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL FZOOI WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP’” replacement parts and repair in materials or workmanship. FULL FIVE YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase 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. Dryer 5. Connec!ing tubing WHIRLPOOL labor to correct defects WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: I. 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 or commercial establishment. C. Damage to freezer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. D. Food loss coveraae for UL commercial listed and NSF” freezers used in commercial aoolications Llmlted domestlc food loss coverage. See below for details on limited domestic food loss protection plan. Service under the full warranties must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE’ service 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 fifth 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 a Whirlpool Franchised TECH-CARE /I service company. Reimbursement of loss will be based on domestic use and freezer size up to the total cumulative amount shown for the 5 year warraniy period. 9.9 cuftor smaller. up to $ 7500 maximum payment 10.0cu.ft,t016.0cu.ft. . . . .._...........................,..,,.....,,,.,. uplo$l25.00maximumpayment 16.1 cutLand larger.. up to $200.00 maximum payment The reimbursement amounts shown are representative for the contents of typical freezers by size and may or may not coverthe 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 five 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. Whirlpool * Part No. 1104181 Rev. A 01987 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.