Kenmore 2872 - 16.7 cu. Ft. Upright Freezer Use And Care Manual page 9

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_Damp
objects stick to
cold metal surfaces.
Do not touch
interior
metal surfaces
with wet or
damp hands.
Some upright
freezers
are frost-free
and defrost
automati-
cally, but should
be cleaned
occasionally.
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.
DEFROSTING
It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when ¼ to ½
inch of frost has accumulated. Frost may tend to accumu-
late faster on the upper part of the freezer due to warm,
moist air entering the freezer when the door is opened.
Remove food and leave the door open when defrosting the
freezer.
On upright
models with a defrost drain (Figure 1),
remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer
by pulling straight out. To access the external drain tube
on models with a base panel, first remove the two
screws from the base panel. Locate the drain tube near
the left center under the freezer.
Place a shallow pan
under the drain tube. Defrost water will drain out. Check
pan occasionally so water does not overflow. A ½ inch
garden hose adapter can be used to drain the freezer
directly into a floor drain.If your model is not equipped
with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hard-
ware stores. Replace the drain plug when defrosting and
cleaning are completed. If the drain is left open, warm air
may enter the freezer.
Base
Panel
Figure 1
On chest models
with a defrost drain, place a shallow
pan or the Divider/Drain Pan (some models) beneath the
drain outlet (Figure 2). A ½ inch garden hose adapter
can be used to drain the freezer directly into a floor drain
(Figure 3). Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer, and
pull offthe outside defrost drain plug (Figure 4).
Drain Plug
Figure 2
ileal
Hose
Defrost
_
Drain Plug
Figure 3
Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so
water does not overflow. Replace the drain plugs when
defrosting is completed.
On models without
a defrost drain, place towels or
newspapers on the freezer bottom to catch the frost. The
frost will loosen and fall. Remove 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. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat
this procedure if necessary.
Figure 4

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