Power Or Freezer Failure - Kenmore 111.17142 Use & Care Manual

White – 14 cu. ft., white – 18 cu. ft.
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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 detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth.
Vacation and Moving Tips
If leaving the freezer lid open while on
vacation, make certain that children cannot
get into the freezer and become entrapped.
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 lid 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
• In a moving vehicle, secure freezer in an
upright position to prevent movement.
Also protect outside of freezer with a
blanket, or similar item.
If unit is turned off or unplugged for
several hours, do not open freezer lid
unnecessarily. This will maintain the
coldest temperature inside and reduce
the recovery time to desired temperature
once the unit is turned back on.
Power Failure/
Freezer Failure
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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