Caring For Your Refrigerator
Vacation and moving care
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will be
away for less than four weeks. Use up perish-
ables; freeze other items. If your refrigerator is
equipped with an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn off your ice maker by raising the signal
2. ShLt off the water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
Remove all the food if you are going for a month
or more. If your refrigerator is equipped with an
automatic ice maker, turn off the water supply to
the ice maker at least one day ahead. When the
last load of ice drops, turn off the ice maker.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it
well and dry. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the
tops oi both doors
keeping them open far
enough for air to get in. This will keep odor and
mold from building up.
Do not allow children
to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator
the doors are blocked
open. They may
injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see "Using Your Refrigera-
tor" on page 5.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time. Discon-
nect the water line. After the last load of ice
drops, lift the signal arm to turn off the ice maker.
Remove all food. Pack frozen food in dry ice.
Unplug the refrigerator and clean it thoroughly.
Take out all removable parts. Wrap all parts
well and tape them together so they don't shift
and rattle. Screw in the leveling rollers; tape the
doors shut; and tape the electric cord to the
When you get to your new home, put every-
thing back and refer to page 4. Don't forget to
reconnect the water supply line to the ice maker.
If electricity goes off, call the power company.
Ask how long power will be off.
If service is to be interrupted 24 hours or less,
keep both doors closed. This will help foods
If service is to be interrupted longer than
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in freezer for
every cubic foot of freezer space. This will
keep food frozen for 2 to 4 days. Wear
gloves to protect your hands from dry ice
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is avail-
able, use or can perishable food at once.
A full freezer will stay cold longer than a partly
filled one. A freezer full of meat will stay cold
longer than a freezer full of baked goods. If
food contains ice crystals, it may be safely
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may
be affected. If the condition of the food is poor
or if you feel it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number. (See page 16.)