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Energy-Saving Tips; Setting The Temperature Control - Kenmore 253.12112 SERIES Use & Care Manual

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Energy Saving Tips
• The appliance should be located in the
coolest area of the room, away from
heat producing appliances or heating
ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room temperature
before placing in the unit. Overloading
the appliance 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 unit. This cuts down on frost
build-up inside.
• Shelves should not be lined with
aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling. Liners interfere with cold air
circulation, making the unit less efficient.
• 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.
Setting the
Temperature Control
Cool Down Period
• For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for
the appliance to cool down completely.
The unit will run continuously for the
first several hours. Foods that are
already frozen may be placed in the
appliance after the first few hours of
operation. Unfrozen foods should NOT
be loaded into the unit until the freezer
has operated for 4 hours.
• When loading the appliance, freeze
only 3 pounds of fresh food per cubic
foot of space at one time. Distribute
packages to be frozen evenly
throughout the unit. It is not necessary
to turn the control knob to a colder
setting while freezing food.
Temperature Control
Electromechanical Temperature Control
(some chest and upright models)
The electromechanical temperature control
is located inside the appliance on upright
models, and on the left exterior wall on
chest models. 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
counterclockwise. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments.

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