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First Steps; Energy Saving Ideas; Freezer Use - Kenmore 111.17662 Use & Care Manual

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First Steps

This Use & Care Guide provides specific
operating instructions for your model. Use
the unit only as instructed in this Use & Care
Guide. Before starting the appliance, follow
these important first steps.
• 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.
• Allow space around the unit for good air
circulation. Leave a 4-inch (101.6 mm)
space on all sides of the freezer for ad-
equate circulation.
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. If needed, add metal or wood shims
between foot pads and floor.
It is Very Important for your freezer to be
level in order to function properly. If the
freezer is not leveled during installation,
the lid may be misaligned and not close
or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or
moisture problems.
• 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.
• Do not use razor blades or other sharp
instruments, which can scratch the ap-
pliance 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 re-
moved. Do not remove the serial plate.

Energy Saving Ideas

• 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.
• 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
• Organize and label food to reduce lid
openings and extended searches. Remove
as many items as needed at one time, and
close the lid as soon as possible.

Freezer Use

• To turn the freezer on, plug the power
cord into a properly grounded 3 prong
electrical outlet. The green Power On
light located on the temperature control
will illuminate.
• For safe food storage, allow four hours
after plugging in 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 four hours.
• When loading the freezer, freeze only
three pounds of fresh food per cubic foot
of freezer space at one time. Distribute
packages to be frozen evenly throughout
the freezer.



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