CHEST FREEZER TKi+l 2 Model EHI 8VSXL Model EHl SVSXL 01 USC and Care Key-Eject Guide Alarm Switch Copy Your Model Number and Serial Number Here When you need service, or call with a question, have this information ready: 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate on the lower right side of the cabinet). 2. Purchase date from sales slip. Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book, your warranty and sales slip together in a handy place. Model Serial Number Number Purchase Service Date Company and Telephone Number lock Number Plate Before you plug it in Before using Your freezer, You are personally responsible for making sure that it... l l l l l l 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 electric supply and grounding (see below). is used only for jobs expected of home freezers. is not near an oven, radiator or other heat source. Install Properly. .. l l l l is properly maintained. is in a dry sheltered area. is used in an area where the room temperature will not exceed 110°F (43.3-C]. is not run where there are explosive fumes. is not used by children or others who may not understand how it should be used. is not loaded with food before it has time to get properly cold. level Chest Freezer.. . from end to end and front to back will seal properly so that the lid Install the Battery... II 3 inches 3 inches 1. Check the strength of the floor. It should hold weight of fully loaded freezer. 2. 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. 3. It should not be necessary to remove the lid during installation. If, for any reason, the hinges need adjustment, see Your authorized WHIRLPOOL dealer. 4. Do not cover the freezer with items such as blankets, sheets, tablecloths, etc. Remove You will find the freezer key and a 9-volt alkaline battery packed inside the freezer. Install the battery by following instructions on page 4. The Temperature Alarm will sound a continuous tone if the Temperature Alarm Switch is in the ON or TEST position. Move the switch to OFF until the freezer is cold. Then move if to ON. Install the Defrost Drain Cover... Packed inside the freezer is the Defrost Drain Cover and a hose adapter. Keep the hose adapter in a handy place to use when defrosting the freezer. Install the Defrost Drain Cover over the opening in the lower left, front corner of your freezer. *‘$3. Plug It In... Sales label... Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label before using the freezer. Remove any left over glue with rubbing alcohol. Note: DO NOT REMOVE the Care and Service label on the inside lid. This permanent label provides immediate information should it be needed. Do not remove Tech Sheet permanently attached to back of cabinet. Clean It... Clean your freezer before ing instructions on page 5. 2 using it. See clean- grounding Recommended Grounding plu Method A 120 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15 ampere fused electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. The receptacle should not be controlled by a wall switch or pull chain. Attach retaining clip over power cord plug from the literature package inside your freezer. Do not use an extenslon cord. Using your freezer Coollng l l Setting the Cold Control... 1. Insert a coin In the slot of the Cold Control to turn it 2. Turn control to Number 3 This settrng WIII marntarn zero zone temperatures under normal operating conditions Adjusting l l Cold Control ... Turn control to higher number for colder temperatures Turn to lower number for less cold temperatures Temperature Alarm.. Freezer First.. . Allow freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before with frozen food. Let it cool overnight before adding amount of unfrozen food. filling large 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 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 walls of the freezer may be warm. . When the Temperature Alarm Switch is ON, the ON Temperature Sensor in the freezer senses freezer temperature. If the temperature becomes too warm, the Temperature Alarm is designed to sound a continuous tone. You will hear a different sound if the battery is a boutto wear out.The alarm is designed to beep (chirp) every 30 to 60 seconds to indicate a failing battery. The Temperature Alarm [located on the lower right front of the freezer] works together with an electronic Temperature Sensor (located inside the freezer - sensing freezer temperature) to alert the user to an abnormal condition which has caused freezer temperature to rise to a level which may be unsafe for frozen food storage. It is designed to sound a continuous tone if the freezer becomes warm. Freezer temperature may become too warm if... l The lid is not tightly closed. l The lid has been opened too many times, or has been left open too long. l The Cold Control is not set correctly. l A large food load has been added. l The freezer is disconnected. *There has been a power failure, or a circuitbreaker is tripped or a fuse blown. If the Temperature Alarm sounds a continuous tone OFF lml and the Temoerature Alarm switch is ON, move the switch to OFF. Make sure you know why the freezer became too warm. If the problem is serious (power failure] and service or assistance is needed, see page 8. If the problem is simple [lid open, freezer unplugged] correct it. Move the switch back to ON when the freezer is cold again. Check the battery often by moving the Temperature Alarm Switch to the Test position. The alarm TEST should sound a continuous tone, regardless of freezer temperature. If the alarm doesn’t sound a tone with the switch in the TEST position, replace the battery immediately. 3 Installing Replacing or the Battery... Battery ClamD Temperature Alarm Switch Battery Connector Installing: Replacing: I. Move the Temperature Alarm Switch to OFF. 2. Pull top of Temperature Alarm small door toward you. 3. Attach 9-volt alkaline battery to connector. 4. Fit battery under clamp. 5. Push Temperature Alarm small door back into place. 6. Move the Temperature Alarm Switch to the TEST position. The alarm should sound. 7. Move the switch to OFF until the freezer is cold. Then move the switch to ON. 1. Pull top of Temperature Alarm small door toward you. 2. Carefully pull the battery forward out of the clamp. 3. Unplug the battery. 4. Install a new 9-volt alkaline battery. 5. Replace the battery in the clamp. 6. Push Temperature Alarm small door back into place. 7. Test the battery. 8. Move the Temperature Alarm Switch to ON. The battery.. l l l l . A new alkaline battery should last about one year. Test the battery often. If the freezer temperature should become too warm, a new battery should sound the alarm for about 48 hours. The “low battery” beep (chirp) should last about 7 days. Replace the failing battery immediately. The beep (every 30 to 60 seconds) cannot be turned off. If you have been away from home for more than a day, always check your freezer and TEST the battery. Key Eject lock... Replacing Interior light.. 1. Unplug freezer. 2. Replace bulb with a 15watt 3. Plug in freezer. Sliding . appliance bulb. Baskets... can be moved from side to side when loading or unloading food below it. The basket also can be lifted out of the freezer completely. The key eject lock can help of child entrapment. To lock or unlock the freezer key in the lock while turning. loaded so the key cannot be If the key is lost, contact your for a replacement. 4 reduce the hazard you must hold the The lock is spring left in the lock. WHIRLPOOL dealer Cleaning your freezer The freezer should be cleaned when frost has built up to about J/4 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. To clean: 1. Unplug it. 2. Take out all frozen food and sliding baskets Note: Wrap frozen foods and packages in several layers of newspaper and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen several hours. 3. Remove drain cover Part Removable basket sliding by pulling 4. Insert hose adapter provided into drain outlet. 5. Remove rubber stopper from inside bottom of freezer. 6. Place a pan under the drain, or attach a hose to the threaded end of the adapter and direct water into a separate drain. 7. Clean freezer according to the following directions. out After defrosting: 1. Remove hose adapter. 2. Replace drain cover and rubber stopper. 3. Plug in freezer 4. See directions for “Setting the Cold Control,” page 3. What to use How to clean Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. l l Sponge, cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. Outside Wash with warm water detergent. Rinse and dry. and a mild Wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. l l l Waxing is recommended in high humidity areas. Use a good auto paste wax or an appliance wax on painted metal surfaces. 0 Use plastic scraper to remove frost. l Place pans of hot water in freezer with lid open to speed melting. Directing air from an electric fan into the freezer will also help. l Wipe water from walls with towel or sponge. l Wash with solution of 2 tablespoons (26 g] baking soda to 1 quart (.95 I) warm water. l Rinse and dry. Plastic scraper, pans of hot water, electric fan, sponge or towel, baking soda, warm water. Inside walls DO NOT USE an Ice pick, knlte or other sharp-polnted tvl or any type ot electric defroster to defrost freezer. They can cause damage to the liner and lnterlor parts. Lid gasket strip and trim Sponge, soft cloth or paper towel; mild detergent, warm water. * DO NOT USE cleaning bleaches or cleansers l l Wash with mild detergent water. Rinse and dry. waxes, contalnlng and warm concentrated detergents, petroleum on plastic parts. I 5 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 may be loaded with frozen food. When you plan to freeze unfrozen food, see the following chart for the amount to freeze at one time. 2. Bring front and back of wrapping together and fold in toward food, making at least two one inch (2.5 cm] folds until food fits tightly against wrapping. POUNDS OF FOOD TO FREEZE AT ONE TIME* Size of Freezer 15 cu. ft. (433 L) 18cu.f-t. (519 L) Meat or Fish Vegetables or Fruit (13?kg] 36 (16.2 kg) (204;Jkgj 54 (24.3 kg) These amounts mendations. If frozen food are freezer, the rate quality products are based too many packed at of freezing result. Packaging and Sealing air on USDA recompackages of unone time into the is too slow. Poor 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. Freezer burn can result if food is not properly wrapped. When this happens food dehydrates and is of poor quality. 6 3. Crease ends close to food to eliminate pockets. 4. Press all air from package. Fold each end over twice. Make sure fold is tight and fasten against end of package with freezer tape. 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-duty aluminum freezer foil, kraft 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 Vacation and moving care “HOW to Preserve See booklet, Foods the Modern Way with Your WHIRLPOOL Freezer,” for complete intormatlon and tlps on home treezlng. loading... 1. Before freezing large quantities of food, turn Cold Control to highest position and let freezer operate for several hours 2. To speed freezing, place unfrozen packages near a side wall. Leave space between packages. 3. Add more unfrozen food after first load is frozen (approximately 18 to 24 hours) Stack frozen packages in center of freezer. 4. After all food is frozen, return Cold Control to the usual setting After food is frozen, stack packages anywhere in the freezer. Packages should not extend above the cabinet edge or they may keep the lid from closing and sealing properly. Vacations... Arrange for someone to make regular checks of your freezer to make sure It IS operating and electricity has not been Interrupted Foods to be frozen near side wall Shutting \ Packages Energy l l l l l Saving I already frozen Tips... Check lid gasket and level cabinet to assure a good lid seal. Keeping freezer locked insures lid closure. Keep lid openings to a minimum. Remove several items at one time. Keep contents organized to eliminate searching. Fill to capacity. Follow recommended procedures for freezing foods. Do not let frost build up to more than ‘A inch (6 mm) thick. Set Cold Control to provide temperatures around 0°F (-22°C). There is no need to store foods below 0°F. off and moving... If freezer is shut off for more than 24 hours: 1. Remove and store all food. 2. Unplug freezer. 3. Remove the battery from the Temperature Alarm (located on the lower right front of the freezer). 4. Clean and defrost. See “Cleaning your freezer,” page 5. 5. Block lid open for air circulation. Turn lock to locked position with lid open. Place blocks between lid and cabinet and tape in place with self-adhesive filament tape. It you move the freezer: Remove sliding baskets. l Do not place objects inside or on top of cabinet l Level properly to insure good lid seal l 7 If you need service or assistance, we su gest you follow these four s7eps: 1. Before calling for assistance... Performance problems often result from little things You con find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. It electricity goes off Learn how long power will be oft by calling the power componv. i. If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less, keep freezer closed. Most food WIII stay frozen. 2. If service is to be interrupted longer than 24 hours, do thus, [a] Remove all frozen food and store In a frozen food locker Or... (b) Place dry Ice on top of food, using as large preces as possible Protect Your hands with gloves when using dry Ice (c] If neither food locker storage nor dry ice IS available, use or con perishable food at once 3. The length of time food will stay frozen depends on several factors For instance a full freezer will remain cold longer than a freezer only partially filled. And a freezer full of meat will stay cold longer than Q 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 any way questionable, it IS wise to dispose of it It freezer stops running into 1. Check to see if power cord is plugged the outlet. 2. Check fuse box or circuit breaker. 3. Check electric company for a power failure If motor seems to run too long 1. If large amounts of unfrozen food hove been put into the freezer, motor will run longer. 2. On hot summer days or if room is hot, motor will run longer to provide correct amount of cooling. If freezer feels warm During normal operating conditions the freezer transfers heat removed from food packages and air space to the outside room air. The freezer cobinet may feel warm. It trost builds up on the trim strip around top of cabinet I. 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. - 2. Do not open or close corner. Use the handle. 2. If you need the lid by grasping a assistance*... Call Whlrlpool COOL-LINE ’ service asslstance telephone number. Dial free from: Contlnental U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301 Mlchlgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243 . . . . . , . . . . . 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