Owner’s Instructions FREEZER MODEL: AFD502MW11R READ THIS INFORMATION It will tell you how to operate and care for your freezer. It also offers tips on how to get the best as well as lowest cost performance. If you prefer ordering your own parts, use the enclosed list to find the part number. Do not use the illustration number. For parts or service information, call Absocold Corporation: (800) 843-3714 or (765) 935-7501. Record in the space provided below the serial number and model number of this appliance. They are located on the serial plate affixed to the backside of the freezer or inside the freezer affixed to the inner liner surface on the right hand side. Model # ____________________ Serial # ____________________ ONE FULL YEAR WARRANTY Absocold Corporation guarantees to the original purchaser that this appliance will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of installation, or eighteen (18) months after receipt at destination, whichever is earlier, when this freezer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with this product. FIVE FULL YEAR WARRANTY ON HERMETIC COMPRESSOR UNIT Absocold Corporation additionally guarantees, to the original purchaser only, the hermetic motor (compressor) furnished as a part of this freezer for a period of five (5) years from the date of installation, or sixty-six (66) months after receipt at destination, whichever is earlier, when this freezer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with this product. During the above warranty periods, Absocold Corporation and its authorized dealers or its representatives retain the option to repair or replace the product, free of charge, if installation is within the fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia. If installation is outside the fifty (50) states, the cost of installation is borne by the purchaser, and Absocold’s warranty obligations hereunder shall be limited to furnishing all replacement parts and materials, freight prepaid, to the continental United States port designated by the purchaser. In an effort to properly administer its warranty policy, Absocold Corporation or its representatives may require a proof-of-purchase document before authorizing service or repair to the appliance under this warranty. Warranty service information is available by simply contacting Absocold Corporation at 1 (800) 843-3714 or by contacting the dealer from whom you purchased this product. It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser to deliver any compact refrigerator or freezer of less than 4.0 cubic feet in capacity to the nearest authorized service station, as designated by Absocold Corporation or its representatives, to obtain service under this warranty. Except as provided herein, Absocold Corporation makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Part No. 8336460118400A (HF5015AW) Absocold Corporation P. O. Box 1545 Richmond, IN 47375 Printed in Mexico THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW WHEN YOUR FREEZER IS INSTALLED INSPECT Inspect for shipping damage. If damaged or parts are missing, notify your Absocold dealer at once. INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Remove all packing material and tape. Install on a level floor or well-supported counter. Avoid any direct sunlight, heat source, or moisture. This freezer is designed to be freestanding — that is, the appliance is to be installed at least 1-½” from the wall and the cabinet bottom is at least ¾” to 1” above the floor or carpet. If this appliance is recessed, built-in or otherwise enclosed to restrict airflow, then all warranties stated herein are null and void. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS 120 volts, 60 Hz. ELECTRICAL GROUNDING (for 120-volt models only) Must be grounded. Uses 110-120 volts, 60 Hz (60 cycles A.C.) Do not use extension cord. Use three-prong plug, with three-prong grounded wall outlet. Unless the above grounding method is followed, you are not protected against severe or lethal shock, in the event of a short circuit of an electrical component or wiring of freezer. CAUTION Should you unplug freezer, allow at least three minutes before restarting in order to allow the start relay to function properly. USE AND CARE INFORMATION • TIPS ON EVERYDAY USE AND CARE TEMPERATURE CONTROL: The freezer temperature can be adjusted by the Cold Control Knob. Freezer temperature will become lower as the control knob is set closer to the MAX position. Freezer temperature will vary depending on the quantity of food stored and the frequency with which the door is opened. Ice cream can be used as an indicator of freezer temperature. If it is too hard or too soft, adjust the Cold Control Knob accordingly. HOW TO DEFROST: Remove contents from freezer. Keep drip tray in place. Set Cold Control knob to OFF position. Defrosting may take up to several hours. To defrost faster: * Leave door open * Place pans of hot water on frosted shelves. * Wipe with warm towel or sponge NEVER USE A KNIFE OR METAL OBJECT TO REMOVE FROST OR ICE, AS THIS MAY SEVERELY DAMAGE THE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM. When defrosting is complete, remove drip tray and dispose of water. Set Cold Control back to original position. FOR ALL CLEANING: Mix 2 tablespoons baking soda or 2 tablespoons of mild soap with 1 quart warm water. No strong cleaners, scouring powder or pads should be used. Do not put the defrost tray in dishwasher. • THINGS TO REMEMBER: 1. 2. 3. 4. Allow 24 hours for your freezer to reach a new temperature setting. The motor will start and stop often. It must do so in order to maintain the temperature you select. Keep your freezer reasonably level. Unplug freezer before doing anything with the electrical system. • BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE Read all Use & Care Information, as your questions may be answered. If not, find your model number (on upper back of freezer). Refer your model number and serial number to Absocold Corporation at (800) 843-3714 or (765) 935-7501. FREEZER IS TOO WARM: Adjust Cold Control. Make sure door is closed properly. MOISTURE COLLECTS ON THE OUTSIDE: Frequent door opening in highly humid conditions will cause this. Reduce door openings and reduce time door is open. Make sure door seal is tight. FREEZER IS NOISY: Make sure cabinet is level, and not touching a wall or other surface. Make sure condenser coils are free of lint and dust. Normal noises include refrigerant gurgling as it passes through tubes and the compressor clicking on and off. DANGER—ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Disconnect power before servicing. ENERGY SAVING TIPS - WAYS TO SAVE POWER, SAVE MONEY, AND STILL ENJOY YOUR FREEZER • • • Reduce door openings. Close the door as soon as you can. Adjust temperature control to warmer setting when practical. • • Don’t allow more than 1/4” of frost to build up on evaporator coils. Keep your freezer away from stoves or other heat sources. WARNING! • • Your freezer should be connected directly to a grounded electrical wall outlet. No extension cords, multi-connection bars, etc. should be used. In case of prolonged power outage or an electrical disconnect of any type, please check your freezer for spoiled food.