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Kenmore 1608 - Elite 19.7 cu. Ft. Chest Freezer Use And Care Manual page 11

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To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain:
Place a shallow pan or the Divider/Drain
Pan (if equipped)
beneath the drain outlet. Pull out the outside drain plug (see
figure 2). A V2inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain
the freezer directly into a floor drain (see figure 3). if your model
is not equipped with an adapter, one can be purchased at most
hardware stores.
Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer (see figure 4). Defrost
water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does not
overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting
and cleaning are
completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the
freezer.
Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally
so
water does not overflow.
Replace
the drain plugs when
defrosting
is completed.
Drain
Plug
Figure
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Figure
3
Figure 4
To Defrost Models without
Defrost Drain:
Place towels or newspapers on the freezer bottom to catch the
frost. The frost will loosen and fall.
Remove the towels and/or newspapers.
If the frost is soft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. If the
frost is glazed and hard, fill deep pans with hot water and place
them on the freezer bottom.
Close the freezer door/lid. Frost should soften in about fifteen
(15) minutes.
Repeat this procedure is necessary.
CLEANING
THE INSIDE
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with
a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.136 litres) 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 door basket with the bak-
ing soda solution mentioned above, or mild detergent and
warm water. 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 de-
tergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
If leaving the freezer
door open while on vacation,
make
certain that children
cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.
VACATION
AND MOVING TIPS
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 door 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 pre-
vent
damage.
In the moving vehicle, secure freezer in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
freezer with a blanket, or similar item.
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