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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.

CARE AND CLEANING

Damp objects stick to cold
metal surfaces. Do not touch interior
metal surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Although this is a frost-free freezer and defrosts automati-
cally, it should be cleaned occasionally.
CLEANING THE INSIDE
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a
solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.136 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.
CLEANING THE OUTSIDE
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid deter-
gent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
WARNING
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.
VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Short Vacations:
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.
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.

POWER FAILURE / FREEZER FAILURE

NOTE: Do not open freezer door unnec-
essarily 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.
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If leaving the freezer

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