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Care & Cleaning - Kenmore 253.12112 SERIES Use & Care Manual

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Care & Cleaning
CAUTION
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
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.
Defrosting
CAUTION
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid
electrical hazard) from power source
when defrosting unit.
It is important to defrost and clean
the freezer when ¼ to ½ 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).
Drain Tube
Drain Pan
• A ½ inch garden hose adapter can
be used to drain the freezer directly
into a floor drain. If your model is not
equipped with an adapter, one can be
purchased at most hardware stores.
• Replace the drain plug when defrosting
and cleaning are completed. If the
drain is left open, warm air may enter
the freezer.
To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain:
• Place a shallow pan beneath the drain
outlet. Pull out the outside drain plug
(see figure 2). A ½ inch 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.
Defrost
Drain Plug
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Figure 1
Pan
Figure 2

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