Download  Print this page

Kenmore 1608 - Elite 19.7 cu. Ft. Chest Freezer Use And Care Manual page 13

Use and care guide
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

TROUBLESHOOTING
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship or
GUIDE
materials in this appliance.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
FREEZER DOES NOT RUN
Freezer does not run.
Freezer runs too much or too
long.
Freezer is plugged into a circuit
that has a ground fault interrupt.
Temperature control is in the
OFF position.
Freezer may not be plugged in,
or plug may be loose.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
Room or outside weather is hot.
e
e
e
e
e
e
, Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
o Large amounts of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
Doors are opened too frequently
or too long.
Freezer door may be slightly
open.
* Temperature Control is set too
low.
Freezer gasket is dirty, worn,
cracked, or poorly fitted.
,, Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified technician.
See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
,, Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
e
e
e
e
Check!replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these
conditions.
It takes 4 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
,, Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
, Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
e
e
Turn control knob to a warmer
setting. Allow several
hours
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Clean or change
gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause
freezer to run longer in order to maintain
desired
temperature.
Interior Freezer temperature
is
,, Temperature Control is set too
,, Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
too cold.
low.
for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior Freezer temperature
is
tOO warm.
,, Temperature Control is set too
warm.
, Door is kept open too long or is
opened too frequently.
o Door may not be seating
properly.
, Large amounts of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
, Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature
to stabilize.
Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
See "DOOR
PROBLEMS"
Section.
, Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
Freezer external surface
,, The external freezer walls can
,, This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
temperature is warm.
be as much as 30°F warmer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
than room temperature.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound levels whenever
freezer is on.
Longer sound levels when
compressor comes on.
o Modern freezers have increased
storage capacity and more
stable temperatures. They
require a high efficiency
compressor.
, Freezer operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor running while it cools the
interior.
This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer
continues to run.
13

Advertisement

Table of Contents
loading

This manual is also suitable for:

253. series970. series