Electrolux Chest freezers Troubleshooting guide

Electrolux Chest freezers Troubleshooting guide
COMMERCIAL CHEST FREEZER
ICE CREAM FREEZER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Product Registration………………………………….…..... 2
Important Safety Instructions……………………….…..... 2
Electrical Information…………………………………........ 3
Installation and Setup…………………………………........ 3
Appliance Start-up…………………………………............. 4
Features……………………………………………………..... 4
Routine Maintenance……………………………………..… 5
Energy Conservation Measures………………………...... 6
Troubleshooting Guide…………………………………...... 7
Wiring Diagram…………………………………………….... 9
Warranty……………………………………………………... 10
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Electrolux Major Appliances
297147500 (December 2006)
Product Registration
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this appliance
For Your Safety
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this unit or any other appliance. Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings.
Child Safety
• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material
immediately after the appliance is unpacked. Children should
never use these items for play. Cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight
chambers and can quickly cause suffocation.
• A child might suffocate if he crawls into the appliance to hide
or play. Remove the door/lid of the appliance when not in use,
even if you plan to discard the appliance. Many communities
have laws requiring you to take this safety precaution.
These instructions include information which is intended to
assure the operator of correct installation, operation and service.
Before attempting installation, adjustment or maintenance, be
certain of the following:
• That you have read and fully understand the instructions.
• That you have all the tools required and are trained to use
them.
• That you have met all installation and usage restrictions and
are familiar with the functions and operations of the unit.
• That you follow all instructions exactly as given.
Proper Disposal of Freezer
Risk of Child Entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past.
Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous
– even if they will sit for “just a few days”. If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow the instructions
below to help prevent accidents:
All the fittings, measurements, recommendations and procedures
are significant. Substitutions and approximations must be
avoided. Improper handling, maintenance, installation and
adjustment, or service attempted by anyone other than a qualified
technician, may void the future warranty claims and cause
damage to the unit and/or result in injury to the operator and/or
bystanders.
• Remove the lid.
• Have the refrigerant removed by a qualified technician.
Record your Model and Serial Numbers
Record the model number and serial number of this appliance
in the space provided below (the serial plate is located on the
outside left wall of the freezer).
Model No.
Serial No.
Installation Date
ICE CREAM FREEZER
Invoice Date
Start-up Date
Telephone for Service
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD (shown
above) should be filled in completely, signed and returned to the
address provided.
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CHEST FREEZER
Electrical Information
Installation and Setup
Inspection for Damage
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in the design of this appliance will operate
properly.
Inspect the underside of the cabinet and packaging for damage
such as a fork truck can cause. If hidden damage is found after
uncrating, immediately call the delivery carrier and request an
inspection. Retain all packaging and crating materials until the
inspection is complete.
Avoid fire hazard or
electric shock. Do not use an extension cord
or an adapter plug. Do not remove any
prong from the power cord.
Uncrating and Set-up
• Using a utility knife with a sharp, short blade, cut along the
perimeter of the carton as indicated.
• Lift the carton off the product.
• Remove the package containing the casters from the unit. This
package will contain the following items:
• One (1) wrench
• Sixteen (16) screws
• Four (4) casters
• Refer to the serial plate for correct electrical rating. The
power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for protection against shock hazards. It must
be plugged directly into its own properly grounded three-prong
receptacle, protected with a 15 amp time delay fuse or circuit
breaker. The receptacle must be installed in accordance with
the local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Receptacles with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) are
NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION
CORD OR AN ADAPTER PLUG.
• If the voltage varies by 10 percent or more, appliance
performance may be affected. Operating the appliance with
insufficient power can damage the motor. Such damage is
not covered under the warranty. If you suspect your voltage is
high or low, consult your power company for testing.
• To prevent the appliance from being turned off accidentally,
do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch
or pull cord.
• DO NOT pinch, knot, or bend the power cord in any manner.
Casters
• With an assistant, tilt the unit until it is resting on its back. Take
care to protect the back from being scratched during this
process.
• Using the wrench provided and the sixteen (16) screws, install
all four (4) casters in the tapped holes in the bottom of the
unit. Tighten the screws securely.
• With an assistant, tilt the unit back up onto its casters.
• To prevent unintended movement, block casters once the unit
is in place.
Appliance Placement
Leave a three (3) inch space on all sides and the back of the
cabinet for adequate air circulation. Choose a place that is near
a grounded electrical outlet. For the most efficient operation,
the appliance should be located where surrounding temperatures
will not drop below 40ºF (43ºC) or exceed 110ºF (43ºC).
Additional compressor heaters are not recommended.
Other Precautions
Insulation
• NEVER unplug the appliance by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the
receptacle.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the appliance before
cleaning.
The insulated space on this cabinet is sealed to maintain peak
efficiency. DO NOT drill holes in the cabinet. Holes drilled in the
cabinet may destroy that seal and damage electrical wiring
located in the insulated space. It may also pierce and damage
the sealed refrigeration system in the insulated space.
NOTE: Turning the control to “OFF” turns off the compressor
but does not disconnect power to other electrical components.
DAMAGED ELECTRICAL WIRING OR WET INSULATION
CAUSED BY DRILLING WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
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Glass Lid (Glass Lid Models)
• There are two (2) glass lids, a smaller one that fits in the lower
track of the ice cream freezer and a larger one that fits in the
upper track. The lower track has two (2) round retaining studs
and the upper has four (4) round retaining studs
• Install the lower glass first. Again, the lower glass is the smaller
of the two. It has a flexible vinyl seal and a lock plate. The
flexible seal should be facing up and positioned on the end
away from the two round retaining studs. Place the panel in
the center and slide along the lower track until it is secure
under the two retaining studs.
• Place the upper glass panel over the lower glass panel already
in place. Slide it over the lower lid past the flexible seal. You
will notice a slight resistance with the lower lid gasket. Slide
the upper panel under the four studs on the upper track of the
frame.
• When properly installed, there is a seal formed by the flexible
vinyl seal between the two glass lids.
Features
Interior Lighting (Some Chest Freezer Models)
The light comes on automatically when the lid is opened. To
replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to “OFF” and
UNPLUG THE ELECTRICAL CORD. Replace the old bulb with
a bulb of the same type and wattage.
Four (4) Swivel Casters
The freezer comes with four (4) swivel casters. The casters allow
the appliance to be moved with ease. Refer to the Installation
and Setup section for caster installation instructions.
Commercial Grade Basket
The NSF certified basket helps organize odd-shaped items. To
reach other packages in the freezer, slide the basket aside or lift
out.
Appliance Start-up
Once the appliance has been located in its permanent location
and the proper power and grounding has been provided, the
following items must be checked or completed:
Security Lock
This security lock fastens the lid snugly, ensuring that stored
food is secure. To lock or unlock the freezer, slide the key into
the lock and turn. The key pops out of the lock after it has been
turned.
Cool Down Period
For safe food storage, allow 24 hours for the appliance to cool
down completely before loading with food. The appliance will
run continuously for the first several hours. Do not place any
food in the appliance until after the first 24 hours of operation.
Thermostat Setting
The appliance is shipped from the factory with the thermostat
set at about the mid-point of the operating range. Adjustments
colder or warmer can be made after the appliance has been
running for at least 8 hours. Allow at least 8 hours for temperature
stabilization before re-adjusting the thermostat.
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Adjustable Temperature Control
The adjustable thermostat control is located on the left outside
wall of the unit.
Interior Thermometer
The appliance comes with an NSF certified thermometer to show
internal temperatures. The thermometer is attached to the plastic
interior lid panel on commercial chest freezers and on the wire
basket on ice cream freezers.
MaxFreeze Switch (Some Chest Models)
Figure 1
When the Max Freeze setting is activated, the LED on the rocker
switch will light up. This setting puts the compressor in a fulltime run mode and overrides the thermostatic control. This in
turn results in constant cooling of the freezer and provides the
fastest freezer cool down period.
In most conditions the MaxFreeze setting will maintain lower
freezer compartment temperatures than would the Normal
setting. The Normal setting can be used to save energy when
rapid cool down times aren’t needed or when constantly
maintaining the lowest temperature is not required.
To return the freezer back to normal operating mode, push the
switch to the normal position.
Figure 2
If the frost is soft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. If the frost
is glazed and hard, fill deep pans with hot water and place them
on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer lid. Frost should soften
in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if necessary.
Cleaning
After defrosting, wash inside and outside surfaces of the freezer
with a solution of two (2) tablespoons of baking soda in one (1)
quart (1.136 liters) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess
water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.
Routine Maintenance
Between Defrosting
To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally use a plastic scraper
to remove frost. Scrape with pulling motion. NEVER use a metal
instrument to remove frost.
Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution
mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and
dry. NEVER use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive
cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. DO NOT wash
removable parts in a dishwasher. Replace parts and food.
Defrosting
It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when ¼ to ½ inch
of frost has accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate faster
on the upper part of the freezer due to warm, moist air entering
the freezer when the lid is opened. Remove food and leave the
lid open when defrosting the freezer.
POWER FAILURE
DO NOT open the freezer lid unnecessarily if the freezer is
off for several hours.
If a power failure occurs, pack seven or eight pounds of dry ice
into the freezer every 24 hours. Look in the Yellow Pages under
“Dry Ice”, “Dairies”, or “Ice Cream Manufacturers” for local dry
ice suppliers. Always wear gloves and use caution when handling
dry ice.
To use the defrost drain, place a shallow pan beneath the drain
outlet (Figure 1). Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer, and
pull off the outside defrost drain plug (Figure 2). Defrost water
will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does not overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting is completed.
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Energy Conservation Measures
Periods of Non-use and Moving Tips
Leave the freezer operating during periods of non-use of less
than three (3) weeks.
This appliance is designed for efficiency with heavy foam
insulation. However, there are things that the user can do to
maintain the appliance in operating condition.
Long Periods of Non-use
If the freezer will not be used for several months:
• Do not operate the appliance any colder than necessary to
maintain safe, product storage temperatures.
• Make sure the appliance is located to prevent direct exposure
to sunlight, air ducts, etc.
• Keep the lid closed except for normal use. Inspect the lid often
to see that it self-closes and the gaskets are in good condition.
• Do not overstock the product in the cabinet because it will
block the normal air flow. See illustration below.
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
• Leave the freezer lid open slightly, blocking it open if necessary,
to prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving
When moving the freezer, follow these guidelines to prevent
damage:
• Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
• Remove foods, then defrost, and clean the freezer.
• Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets, and
shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
• In the moving vehicle, secure freezer in an upright position to
prevent movement. Also, protect outside of freezer with a
blanket or similar item.
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• Have at least annual inspections by a qualified service
company to see that the refrigerant charge is correct.
• This appliance operates more efficiently in a cooler ambient
than in a hot ambient. Try to maintain an ambient below 80ºF
(27ºC) and 65% RH (Relative Humidity) for maximum efficiency.
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Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes
TROUBLESHOOTING
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this
GUIDE
appliance.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
* Freezer is plugged into a circuit that
has a ground fault interrupt.
* Temperature control is in the "OFF"
position.
* Freezer may not be plugged in, or
plug may be loose.
* House fuse blown or tripped circuit
breaker.
* Power outage
* Room or outside weather is hot.
* Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified technician.
* See Thermostat Setting.
PROBLEM
FREEZER OPERATION
Freezer does not run.
Freezer runs too much or
too long.
*
*
*
*
*
*
Interior freezer temperature *
is too cold.
*
Interior freezer temperature *
is too warm.
*
*
*
Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
*
* Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
* Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time delay fuse.
Reset circuit breaker.
* Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
* It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these
conditions.
Freezer has recently been
* It takes 24 hours for the freezer to cool down
disconnected for a period of time.
completely.
Large amount of warm or hot food * Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the
have been stored recently.
desired temperature is reached.
Lid is opened too frequently or kept * Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
open too long.
Open the lid less often.
Temperature control is set too low. * Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Freezer gaskets are dirty, worn,
* Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the lid seal will
cracked or poorly fitted.
cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain
desired temperature.
MaxFreeze switch is "ON".
* Deactivate MaxFreeze switch.
Temperature control is set too low. * Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
MaxFreeze switch is "ON".
* Deactivate MaxFreeze switch.
Temperature control is set too
* Turn control knob to a colder setting. Allow several
warm.
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Lid is opened too frequently or kept * Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
open too long.
Open the lid less often.
Large amount of warm or hot food * Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
have been stored recently.
selected temperature.
Freezer has recently been
* Freezer requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
disconnected for a period of time.
The external freezer walls can be
* This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
as much as 30ºF warmer than room heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
temperature.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound levels
whenever freezer is on.
* Modern freezers have increased
* This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is
storage capacity and more stable
low, you might hear the compressor running while it
temperatures. They require heavy
cools the interior.
duty compressors.
Louder sound levels when * Freezer operates at higher
* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
compressor comes on.
pressures during the start of the ON freezer continues to run.
cycle.
Popping or cracking sound * Metal parts undergo expansion and * This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
when compressor comes
contraction, as in hot water pipes.
freezer continues to run.
on.
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
SOUND AND NOISE (Cont.)
Bubbling or gurgling sound, * Refrigerant (used to cool freezer) is * This is normal.
circulating throughout the system.
Vibrating or rattling noise. * Freezer is not level. It rocks on the * Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims
floor when it is moved slightly.
under part of the freezer.
* Floor is uneven or weak.
* Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level
the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part
of the freezer.
* Freezer is touching the wall.
* Re-level freezer or move freezer slightly.
WATER / MOISTURE / FROST INSIDE FREEZER
Moisture forms on inside
* Weather is hot and humid, which
* This is normal.
freezer walls.
increases internal rate of frost buildup.
ODOR IN FREEZER
Odors in freezer.
* Interior needs to be cleaned.
* Foods with strong odors are in the
freezer.
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* Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking
soda.
* Cover the food tightly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The information provided herein is designed to assist qualified repair personnel only. Untrained
persons should not attempt to make repairs due to the possibility of electrical shock. Disconnect
the power cord before servicing.
SOLID TOP CHEST MODELS
ICE CREAM FREEZER MODELS
ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT
ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT
IMPORTANT
IF ANY GREEN GROUNDING WIRES ARE REMOVED DURING SERVICING, THEY MUST BE
RETURNED TO THEIR ORIGINAL POSITION AND PROPERLY SECURED.
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Commercial Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
All labor costs on commercial laundry products.
Payment acceptance devices for commercial laundry products.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Normal wear and tear and gradual deterioration.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
6. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
7. Products purchased “as-is”.
8. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
9. Damage caused at any time during shipment.
10. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances used
other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
11. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
12. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
13. Service calls to replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or
other cosmetic parts.
14. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges,
or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
15. Damages to the finish of appliance and/or location that are incurred during installation, including but not limited
to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
16. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine
Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes
such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
17. Labor costs after ninety (90) days from your original date of purchase incurred for product repair or replacement
as provided herein for appliances operated by a concessionaire or vendor in a trailer or other motorized vehicle
or at varying locations.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.866.738.1640
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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Canada
1.866.738.1640
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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