Freezer
Use & Care Guide
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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada IViSB 2B8
www.sears.com
297251900 (Mar 2008)
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Record Serial/Model
Numbers
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Important Safety Instructions ...............
Kenmore Appliance Warranty ..............
Protection Agreements ........................
First Steps ...........................................
Energy Saving Tips ..............................
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5-6
6
Setting the Temperature Control ..........
Freezer Optional Features ...................
Care and Cleaning ...............................
Power Failure / Freezer Failure ............
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10-11
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Troubleshooting
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Guide .........................
READ AND SAVE THESE
iNSTRUCTiONS
This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use your freezer only as
instructed in this guide. These instructions are not meant
to cover every possible condition and situation that may
occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced
when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record the model and serial numbers in the space
provided below. The serial plates are located either on the
upper left wall inside the freezer (upright models), or the
left exterior wall (chest models).
Model Number:
253.
or
970.
Serial Number:
BEFORE
USING THiS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this 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 freezer is
unpacked. Children should never use these items to
play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic
sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers,
and can quickly cause suffocation.
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.
An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is
a very dangerous attraction to children.
Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the
shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
Remove the door(s) of any appliance
even if it is being discarded.
that is not in use,
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:
Remove the door/lid. If your door has an electronic
control panel, have it removed by a qualified technician.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
Purchase Date:
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ELECTRICAL
iNFORMATiON
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in the design of this freezer will operate properly.
Refer to the serialplate for correct electrical rating.
The power cord of the appiiance is equipped with a
three prong plug for your protection against shock
hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly
groundedthree prong receptacle, protected with a 15
amp timedelay fuse or circuit breaker. The receptacle
must be installed in accordance with local codes
and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Receptacles protected by Ground Fault Interrupters
(GFI) are NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT USE AN
EXTENSION CORD OR ADAPTER PLUG.
If voltage varies by 10% or more, freezer performance
may be affected. Operating freezer with insufficient
power can damage the motor. Such damage is
not covered under the warranty. If you suspect your
household voltage is high or low, consult your power
company for testing.
To prevent the freezer from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord.
Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.
OTHER
PRECAUTIONS
To defrost freezer, always unplug unit first.
Never unplug the freezer by pulling on the cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle.
Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the
compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the
light bulb or other electrical components.
[ z,'Iv'-l=q#,#mAvoid fire hazard or electric
shock. Do not use an extension cord or
an adapter plug. Do not remove any
prong from the power cord.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not, under any
carcumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
KENMORE
ELITE APPLIANCE
WARRANTY
One Year Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to
all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance
fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one
year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®to
arrange for free repair.
LIMITED FIVE YEAR WARRANTY ON SEALED
REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
For five years from the date of purchase, when this
appliance is installed, operated and maintained according
to the instructions supplied with it, Sears will repair the
sealed system (consisting of refrigerant, connecting tubing,
and compressor), free of charge, if defective in material or
workmanship.
If this appliance is used for other than private family purposes, this
warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty covers only defects in material and
workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use,
including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs
and bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct
product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not
installed, operated or maintained according to all
instructions supplied with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from
accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its
intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the
use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils
other than those recommended in all instructions
supplied with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from
unauthorized modifications made to this product.
Disclaimer of implied
remedies
warranties; limitation of
Customer's sole and exclusive remedy under this limited
warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied
warranties, including warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or
the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable
for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and
provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration
of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these
exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in
the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179
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ThisUse& CareGuideprovidesspecificoperating
instructions
foryourmodel.Usethefreezeronlyas
instructedinthisUse&CareGuide.Beforestartingthe
freezer,follow theseimportant first steps.
iNSTALLATiON
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Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical
outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter
plug.
For the most efficient operation, the freezer should
be located where surrounding temperatures will not
exceed 110°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and
below will NOT affect freezer operation. Additional
compressor heaters are not recommended.
Leveling
Feet
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Crating
Screw
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Allow space around the unit for good air circulation,
Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the
freezer for adequate circulation.
Discard
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(4) Crating
Screws
Bases
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3" (75ram) Air Space
Unpacking
and Leveling -- Upright Models
To Level Chest Models:
3" (75turn)
If needed, add metal or wood shims between foot pads
and floor.
b.125mm
CLEANING
(PRIOR TO USE)
Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and
exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe dry.
Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
Installation
installation
NOTE: The exterior walls of the freezer may become quite
warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the
inside. Temperatures as much as 30 ° F warmer than room
temperature can be expected. For this reason it is particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough space for
air circulation around your freezer.
LEVELING
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments,
which can scratch the appliance surface when
removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape
can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side
of tape already removed. Do not remove the serial
plate.
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The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on
a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support
a fully loaded freezer. NOTE: It is VERY IMPORTANT for
your freezer to be level in order to function properly. If the
freezer is not leveled during installation, the door may be
misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling,
frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Upright Models:
After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a carpenter's level to level the freezer from front-to-back. Adjust
the plastic leveling feet in front, V2bubble higher, so that
the door closes easily when left halfway open.
allow door to
close and seal properly, DO NOT let
food packages extend past the front
of shelves.
Shelf Front
DOOR
REMOVAL
(NON-ELECTRONIC
TEMPERATURE
MODELS)
If door must be removed:
1.
Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2.
Remove two base screws and base panel.
3.
Remove bottom hinge screws.
4.
Remove plastic top hinge cover.
5.
Remove screws from top hinge.
6.
Remove top hinge from cabinet.
7.
Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.
8.
To replace door, reverse the above order and
securely tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
DOOR
REMOVAL
CONTROL
Electromechanical
Temperature Control (Chest and
Some Upright Models)
The electromechanical temperature control is located inside the freezer on upright models, and on the left exterior
wall on chest models (see figure 1). The temperature is
factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to
provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction. To adjust the temperature setting, turn the temperature control knob clockwise or counter clockwise. Allow
several hours for the temperature to stabilize between
adjustments.
(ELECTRONIC MODELS)
If door must be removed:
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Door hinge is fastened with tamper-proof screws.
Please have a qualified technician remove the door.
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Electromechanical Control
Figure 1
The freezer should be located in
the coolest area of the room, away
from heat producing appliances
or heating ducts, and out of direct
sunlight.
Standard Electronic Temperature Control (Some Up=
right Frost Free Models)
The standard electronic temperature control is located
outside the freezer (see Figure 2). Temperature is factory
preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures.
To adjust the temperature setting, press the UP (A) symbol
for colder temperatures and DOWN (v) symbol for warmer
temperatures on the control panel. Allow several hours for
the temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Let hot foods cool to room
temperature before placing in the
freezer. Overloading the freezer forces the compressor
to run longer. 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 shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil,
wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold
air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
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Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
COOL
To turn off freezer, press DOWN (v)
symbol until display shows "0". To activate freezer, press UP (A) until display
shows "4" or desired setting.
Hi Temp
Door Ajar
To keep the temperature setting from
being accidentally changed, the control
may be locked. This is done by pressing "Alarm Reset" for 3 seconds. '1"
will then appear on display. To unlock
the control, press "Alarm Reset" for 3
seconds. For the first second, "U" will
appear, and then the current temperature will appear.
DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the freezer to
cool down completely. The freezer will run continuously
for the first several hours. Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in the freezer after the first few
hours of operation. Unfrozen foods should NOT be
loaded into the freezer until the freezer has operated
for 4 hours.
Temp Alarm
This feature is designed to provide
a warning if the inside temperature
exceeds 23°R "HI TEMP" feature
operates on household electricity.
It will not function if household
electricity is interrupted.
When loading the freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of
fresh food per cubic foot of freezer space at one time.
Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the
freezer. Jtis not necessary to turn the control knob to a
colder setting while freezing food.
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Standard Electronic
Temperature Control
Figure 2
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Whenthefreezeris initiallypluggedin,the red
"HITEMP"indicatorwillbeonandthebuzzerwill
sound.Theindicatorlightwillstayonuntilthefreezer
temperature
is below23°RTosilencethebuzzer,
presstheALARMRESETbutton.
Ifa malfunction
causesthetemperature
insidethe
freezertoriseabove23°F,the"HITEMP"lightwillturn
onandthebuzzerwillsound.Thebuzzerwillsound
everyhouruntilthefreezertemperature
is below
23°RTosilencethebuzzer,presstheALARMRESET
button.
Shouldan"E"appearondisplay,contactyourauthorized
servicetechnician
forrepair.Untilchangesaremade,
freezerwillcontinuetorun.
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NOTE: Your freezer may have some, or all of the
features listed below. Become familiar with these features, and their use and care.
SECURITY
LOCK WITH
BLUE DEFROST BUTTON (SOME CHEST MODELS)
IMPORTANT: It is time to defrost and clean the freezer
when the blue defrost button is completely covered with
frost.
Blue
Defrost Button
Power Loss
SLIDE=OUT
Alarm
Reset
Control
INTERIOR
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Upright Models
Figure 3
BASKET
(SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
A Slide-Out Basket (some models), located at the bottom
of the freezer, provides separate storage space for items
that are difficult to store on freezer shelves. To remove the
basket, pull out and lift up.
Hold For F/C
Freeze
KEY
This security lock fastens the door snugly, ensuring stored
food is secure. To lock or unlock the freezer, push the key
into the lock and turn. The key pops out of the lock after it
has been turned.
Frost Free Models)
Refer to the Electronics Control Guide supplied when you
purchase a deluxe electronic upright model. See Figure 3
for deluxe electronics control panel.
Door Ajar
POP-OUT
LIGHT
The light comes on automatically when the door 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 wattage.
TILT=OUT SHELF
This shelf is located inside on the freezer door and provides additional storage space. To access an item, tilt top
of "basket" shelf down.
Tilt-Out Shelf
ADJUSTABLE
DOOR
BINS (SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Adjustable door bins are located on the inside on the
freezer door and provide flexible storage space. The
number of bins provided varies by model.
SLIDE=ASIDE
BASKET
(SOME CHEST MODELS)
This basket helps organize odd-shaped items. To reach
other packages in the freezer, slide the basket aside, or lift
out.
Slide-Aside
SOFT FREEZE
ZONE (SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Soft Freeze Zone is specifically designed to maintain a
higher temperature than the rest of the freezer to store
products such as ice cream.
ADJUSTABLE
INTERIOR
Basket
BASKET DIVIDER (SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Use these handy dividers to keep the various items stored
in your baskets more organized. To change the location of
the divider simply slide your basket out, grab the divider
from the center and rotate in a counter-clockwise direction
until it is disengaged. To assemble, simply align as shown
in the figure below and rotate in a clockwise direction until it
swings into place.
SHELVES
(SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Multi-position adjustable interior shelves can be moved
to any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping may be
removed and discarded.
SHELF BOOKEND
(SOME
Glass Shelf Bookend
UPRIGHT
MODELS)
Use these handy bookends to keep the boxed items stored
neatly in your freezer. To adjust location, simply slide
where desired.
Adjustable Interior Shelves - Upright Models
Adjustable Interior Shelves - Upright Models
Wire Shelf Bookend
Use these bookends to keep the boxed items stored neatly
in your freezer. To adjust location, simply unsnap the
bookend from the wire shelf and snap into the next desired
location.
PIZZA SHELF (SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Here is the place to store up to four large frozen pizzas
without ever having to dig them out from beneath a pile of
other stored goods.
The pizza shelf can be retracted to provide space for taller
items on the shelf below, and still store up to two pizzas.
CHEST DIVIDER (SOME CHEST MODELS)
Use these clever dividers to custom=arrange a variety of
different-sized storage bins in the bottom of your chest freezer.
Use the peel-n-stick labels found in your literature packet to
help remind you which items are stored where. If you have
an item that isn't already covered by one of the pre-printed
labels then use one of the blank labels and a permanent
marking pen to make your own custom label. Labels can be
peeled off when no longer needed and replaced by new and
different ones.
Exam _les of Chest Divider Configurations:
To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain:
Place a shallow pan or the Divider/Drain Pan (if equipped)
beneath the drain outlet. Pull out the outside drain plug
(see figure 2). A V2inch garden hose adapter can be used
to drain the freezer directly into a floor drain (see figure 3).
If your model is not equipped with an adapter, one can be
purchased at most hardware stores.
Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer (see figure 4).
Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so
water does not overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting and cleaning are
completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the
freezer.
_Damp
objects stick to
cold metal surfaces. Do
not touch interior metal surfaces with
wet or damp hands.
Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost automatically, but should be cleaned occasionally.
BETWEEN
DEFROSTINGS
Hose
To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally use a plastic
scraper to remove frost. Scrape with a pulling motion.
Never use a metal instrument to remove frost.
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Adaptor
DEFROSTING
CAUTION
Drain Plug
Figure 2
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid electrical hazard)
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from power source when defrost ng un t.
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It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when 1Ato
V2 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 door is opened.
Remove food and leave the door open when defrosting the
freezer.
To Defrost Upright Models with Defrost Drain:
Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by
pulling it straight out.
To access external drain tube on models with a base panel,
first remove the two screws from the base panel. Locate
the drain tube near the left center under the freezer.
Place a shallow pan under the drain tube. Defrost water
will drain out. Check the pan occasionally so water does
not overflow (see figure 1).
A V2 inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain the
freezer directly into afloor drain. If your model is not equipped
with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware
stores.
3
/' Drain
Plug
Figure 4
To Defrost Models without Defrost Drain:
Place towels or newspapers on the freezer bottom to catch
the frost. The frost will loosen and fall.
Remove the towels and/or newspapers.
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 door/lid. Frost should soften in about
fifteen (15) minutes.
Repeat this procedure is necessary.
Replace the drain plug when defrosting and cleaning are
completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the
freezer.
CLEANING
THE INSIDE
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with
a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.1 litres) 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.
Wash the removable parts and door basket 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.
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CLEANING
THE OUTSIDE
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
If leaving the freezer
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.
VACATION
AND MOVING
TiPS
Short Vacations:
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Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less
than three weeks,
Long Vacations:
If the freezer will not be used for several months:
Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
Leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
NOTE: Do not open freezer door
unnecessarily if freezer is off for
several hours.
If a power failure occurs, frozen foods will stay frozen for
at least 24 hours if the freezer is kept closed. If the power
failure continues, 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.
If the freezer has stopped operating, see Freezer Does
Not Run in the Troubleshooting
Guide. If you cannot
solve the problem, call an authorized servicer immediately,
If the freezer remains off for several hours, follow the directions above for the use of dry ice during a power failure.
If necessary, take the food to a local locker plant until the
freezer is ready to operate. Look in the Yellow Pages under
Frozen Food Locker Plants.
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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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship
or
materials in this appliance.
GUIDE
PROBLEM
FREEZER
CAUSE
CORRECTION
DOES NOT RUN
Freezer does not run.
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Freezer runs too much or too
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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.
• Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified technician.
• See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
Room or outside weather is hot.
• It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these
conditions.
• It takes 4 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
long.
• Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
Doors are opened too frequently
or too long.
Freezer door may be slightly
open.
Temperature Control is set too
low.
Freezer gasket is dirty, worn,
cracked, or poorly fitted.
•
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.
• Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
• Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
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Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause
freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperature.
Interior Freezer temperature
too cold.
is
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior Freezer temperature
is
• Temperature Control is set too
warm.
• Door is kept open too long or is
opened too frequently.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
• Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
• Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• The external freezer walls can
be as much as 30°F warmer
than room temperature.
• This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
tOO warm.
Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
SOUND
• Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
• Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
AND NOISE
Louder sound levels whenever
freezer is on.
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Modern freezers have increased
storage capacity and more
stable temperatures. They
require a high efficiency
compressor.
• This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor running while it cools the
interior.
Longer sound levels when
compressor comes on.
• Freezer operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer
continues to run.
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PROBLEM
SOUND
AND
NOISE
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CAUSE
CORRECTION
(Cont.)
Popping or cracking sound
when compressor
comes on.
,, Metal parts undergo expansion
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
,, This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
freezer continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling
like water boiling,
,, Refrigerant (used to cool
freezer) is circulating
throughout the system.
,, This is normal.
Vibrating
or rattling
sound,
Freezer is not level. It rocks on
the floor when it is moved
slightly.
Floor is uneven or weak.
Freezer rocks on floor when it
is moved slightly.
Freezer is touching the wall.
noise.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
,, Weather is hot and humid,
which increases internal rate of
frost build-up.
,, Door may not be seating
properly.
,, Door is kept open too long, or
is opened too frequently.
OUTSIDE
Moisture forms on ouside of
freezer,
ODOR
,, This is normal.
,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS"
Section.
,, Open the door less often.
FREEZER
,, Door may not be seating
properly, causing the cold air
from inside the freezer to meet
warm moist air from outside.
,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
,, Foods with strong odors are in
the freezer.
,, Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking
soda.
,, Cover the food tightly.
• Freezer is not level. It rocks on
the floor when it is moved
slightly.
,, Floor is uneven or weak.
Freezer rocks on floor when it
is moved slightly.
,, This condition can force the cabinet out of square and
misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
,, Level the floor by using wood or metal shims under the
freezer or brace floor supporting the freezer.
,, Light bulb is burned out.
,, Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Freezer
Features Section.
,, See "FREEZER DOES NOT RUN" Section.
IN FREEZER
Odors in freezer
DOOR
,, Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the
freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the
freezer.
,, Relevel the freezer or move freezer slightly. Refer to
"Leveling" in the First Steps Section.
INSIDE FREEZER
Moisture forms on inside
freezer wails.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
,, Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
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PROBLEMS
Door will not close.
LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
,, No electric current is reaching
the freezer.
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