Care & Cleaning; Defrosting - Kenmore 111.17142 Use & Care Manual

White – 14 cu. ft., white – 18 cu. ft.
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Care & Cleaning
Damp objects stick to cold metal
surfaces. Do not touch inferior metal
surfaces with wet or damp hands.
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.
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid
electrical hazard) from power source
when defrosting unit.


DO NOT use a sharp or metallic
instrument to remove frost from the
refrigerator interior, as damage to
refrigerant tubing (located behind
interior walls) may occur. Tubing
damage may allow flammable
refrigerant gas leakage, which can result
in personal injury.
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 freezer due
to warm, moist air entering when lid is
opened. Always unplug freezer, remove
food and leave lid open when defrosting.
If frost is soft, remove by using a plastic
scraper (included). If frost is glazed and
hard, place a shallow pan beneath the
drain outlet at front of freezer (Fig. 1).
Pull the drain outlet plug forward enough
to expose the drain hole in the plug shaft
(Fig. 1). Rotate plug so that hole faces
straight down. The arrow on the plug will
also face straight down (Fig. 2).
Remove the drain plug from the drain hole
on the inside bottom left front corner of
the freezer (Fig. 4). Defrost water will
drain out through the hole in the outside
drain plug (Fig. 3). Check pan occasionally
so water does not overflow.
Drain Plug
Replace the drain plugs 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 liters) 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 baskets
with the baking soda solution mentioned
above, or mild detergent and warm water.
Fig. 4

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