Instruction Manual Chest Freezer MODEL: KI130CF2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Before Using Your Freezer Remove the exterior and interior packing. Check to be sure you have all of the following parts: Storage Basket Divider Instruction Manual Plastic Scraper Before connecting the freezer to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation. Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth. Installing Your Freezer This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in. Place your freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the freezer when it is fully loaded. Allow 15 cm of space between the back and sides of the freezer, which allows the proper air circulation. Locate the freezer away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the freezer not to perform properly. Avoid locating the freezer in moist areas. Plug the freezer into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any questions concerning power and/or grounding should be directed toward a certified electrician or an authorized service center. After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2~3 hours before placing food in the freezer compartment. OPERATING YOUR FREEZER Temperature Control Your freezer has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on the lower right hand corner. The first time you turn the unit on, switch on the Fast Freeze switch and run for at least 2 hours before putting frozen foods inside. This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is put in. Turn off the Fast Freeze switch. The range of the temperature control is from position" 1" the warmest to "6" the coldest. Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “4” should be appropriate for home or office freezer use. To turn the freezer off, turn the temperature control to "OFF". NOTE: Turning the temperature control to "OFF " position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the freezer. If the unit is unplugged, lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the freezer will not start. Large amounts of food will lower the cooling efficiency of the appliance. If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one numerical increment at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilize between adjustments. The Fast Freeze Switch The light glows while the Fast Freeze switch is in the „ON‟ position. The switch overrides the thermostat and will make the compressor operate continuously, lowering the cabinet temperature still further than the thermostat setting. This switch is used to freeze unfrozen food in appreciable quantities. When loading the freezer, freeze only three pounds of fresh food per cubic feet of freezer space at one time. Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the freezer. It is not necessary to adjust the thermostat setting when using the Fast Freeze switch. Defrosting Your Freezer When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer when the frost on the freezer walls is excessive or 5 to 10 mm thick. Choose a time when the stock of frozen food is low. CAUTION Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils and will void the warranty. We recommend using the plastic scraper provided with your unit. Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food. Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”. Unplug the freezer. The Power Supply light should be off (green light out). During defrosting, the ice melts into the cabinet. Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out. Place a shallow pan outside drain outlet. The defrost water will drain out. Check the pan occasionally so the water does not overflow. Clean the interior of the freezer. Replace the plug on the inside floor. Reset the thermostat to desired setting. Allow the cabinet to cool for one hour. Switch on the Fast Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. Return food to the freezer. HELPFUL HINT: Defrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the door open will help speed the process. pouring warm water (not boiling) on the ice/frost will help speed melting. Also, If you must use a scraper- please use caution - it is very easy to damage the freezer compartment and void your warranty. The Freezer Compartment This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food. Storage time is up to three months. The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded. The instructions regarding the care of frozen foods should be followed when defrosting the freezer. Pre-packed commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen foods manufacturer‟s instructions for a three star frozen food storage compartment or home freezer. Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are instructions on the packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times. The freezer door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build up. ice reaches 5 to 10 mm thick. Be sure to defrost when the A storage basket is provided for the organization of odd-shaped items. To reach other packages in the freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out. CARE AND MAINTENANCE Cleaning Your Freezer Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly. Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage basket. Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water. Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution. Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently. The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water. Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth. The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty. It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odor free and running efficiently. Vacation Time Remove all the food. Unplug the freezer. Clean the freezer. Leave the door open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold, or odors. Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child‟s play. Short vacations: Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less than three weeks. Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary or have the door removed. Moving Your Freezer Remove all the food. Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer. Remove the rollers to prevent damage. Tape the doors shut. Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation. Energy Saving Tips The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight. Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the freezer. the compressor to run longer. Overloading the freezer forces Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality, or spoil. Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the freezer. Freezer storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less efficient. Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible. PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FREEZER Remove as many items as You can solve many common freezer problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE Freezer does not operate. Not plugged in. The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse. The freezer temperature control is set at "0/OFF". Compressor The room temperature is hotter than normal. A large amount of food has been added to the freezer. The door is open too often. The door is not closed completely. The temperature control is not set correctly. The door gasket does not seal properly. The freezer does not have the correct clearances. turns on and off frequently. The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely. Temperature inside the freezer is too warm. Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a cooler setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is opened. Open the door less often. The door is not closed completely. The door gasket does not seal properly. A large amount of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature. The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely. Temperature inside the freezer is too cold. Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. Fast Freeze switch is turned on. This causes continuous running of the compressor and bypasses the temperature control. Popping or cracking sound when compressor Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, comes on. as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run. Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling. Refrigerant (used to cool freezer) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal. Vibrations. Check to assure that the freezer is level. Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. adequately support freezer. Be sure floor can Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the freezer. The freezer is touching the wall. Re-level the freezer and move it from the wall. See “Installation Instructions”. Moisture forms on inside freezer walls. Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal. Door is slightly open. Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often. The door is not sealed properly. Moisture forms on outside of freezer. Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from outside. The door will not close properly. The freezer is not level. The gasket is dirty. The storage basket is out of position. WARNING 1) The appliance has to be unplugged after use and before carrying out user maintenance on the appliance. 2) This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety. 3) Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. 4) If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. 5) Please abandon the refrigerator according to local regulators for it use flammable blowing gas. Service and Spares In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local Kelvinator Service Centre by telephoning: 010 207 3000 (South African Customers) +27-10-207-3000 (International Customers) Help us to help you Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning. When you contact us we need to know: Your name Telephone Number Physical Address where appliance is located Model and Serial Number of the appliance Clear and concise details of the fault Customer Care For general enquiries or information regarding Kelvinator appliances contact: Customer Care Department Kelvinator P.O. Box 3657 Johannesburg 2000 South African Customers: 010 207 3000 International Customers: +27-10-207-3000 E-mail: [email protected] Guarantee Conditions 1. The guarantee is valid for Twenty Four (24) months commencing when the appliance is handed over to the first retail purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation. 2. Kelvinator guarantees the equipment against defective material or faulty manufacture, provided it is used for domestic use from the date of purchase by the original purchaser. If not used as above-mentioned, the warranty period will limited. 3. If the appliance is used or installed more than Fifty (50) kilometres from the nearest Kelvinator Authorised Service Agent, the additional distance covered shall be for the account of the purchaser. 4. The risk in regard to appliances to be repaired shall at all times remain with the purchaser. 5. This guarantee is given on condition that only genuine Kelvinator parts and accessories are used at all times in the appliance. 6. Kelvinator shall not be responsible for damage of any kind resulting from electricity fluctuations, faults in the building wiring, faulty installations, improper use of controls or failure to use the appliance in accordance with the operating instructions and/or general misuse and/or abuse, which would include unforeseen accidents, wear and tear, and/or earthquake, flood, lightning or any other natural disaster beyond the control of Kelvinator. 7. Any attempt by an unauthorised person to repair or tamper with the appliance shall render this guarantee null and void. 8. This guarantee does not include bulbs, loose glass, glass oven doors, enamelled surfaces, discolouring of stainless steel surfaces, filters and other parts subject to wear and tear. 9. Kelvinator shall not be responsible in terms of this guarantee for the replacement or repair of any parts of the appliance if damaged during transit, where packaging damage is visible. 10. Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period for the appliance. Parts removed during guarantee repairs become the property of Kelvinator. 11. This guarantee shall be available only to a purchaser of Kelvinator appliances from an authorised Electrolux Home Products/Kelvinator Dealer or Distributor in and where the appliance has been retained for use in the Republic South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. 12. Failure to produce documentary proof of the date or original acquisition by the original purchaser will result in normal charges being levied for the work carried out and the parts supplied. 13. The liability of Kelvinator under this guarantee is limited to the replacement and/or repair of the defective parts within the guarantee period and does not extend to be installation or removal of the appliance. Furthermore, Kelvinator does not accept responsibility or liability to compensate for any consequential loss or damage of any kind caused by or due to the failure of operation or malfunction of any equipment to which this guarantee applies. 14. It is at the sole discretion of Kelvinator that, in terms of guarantee, consideration be given to replace the appliance due to various parts failing of a similar nature or in the event of the appliance being in a state of beyond repair.
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