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Solutions To Common Problems; Troubleshooting Guide - Electrolux 297122900 (0608) Use & Care Manual

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Solutions To Common Problems

Before calling for s ervice, review this lis t. It m ay s ave you tim e and expens e. This lis t
TROUBLESHOOTING
includes com m on occurrences that are not the res ult of defective workm ans hip or
GUIDE
m aterials in this Freezer.
PROBLEM
FREEZER OPERATION
Freezer does not run.
* Freezer is plugged into a circuit
* Temperature control is in the
* Freezer may not be plugged in,
* House fuse blown or tripped
* Power outage.
Freezer runs too much or
* Room or outside weather is hot.
too long.
* Freezer has recently been
* Large amount of warm or hot
* Door is opened too frequently or
* Freezer door may be slightly
* Temperature control is set too
* Freezer gaskets are dirty, worn,
Interior Freezer
* Temperature control is set too
temperature is too cold.
Interior Freezer
* Temperature control is set too
temperature is too warm.
* Door is opened too frequently or
* Freezer door may be slightly
* Large amount of warm or hot
* Freezer has recently been
Freezer external surface
* The external Freezer walls can
temperature is warm.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound levels
* Modern Freezers have increased
whenever Freezer is on.
Louder sound levels
* Freezer operates at higher
when compressor comes
on.
Popping or cracking
* Metal parts undergo expansion
sound when compressor
comes on.
CAUSE
that has a ground fault interrupt.
"OFF" position.
or plug may be loose.
circuit breaker.
disconnected for a period of time.
food have been stored recently.
kept open too long.
open.
low.
cracked or poorly fitted.
low.
warm.
kept open too long.
open.
food have been stored recently.
disconnected for a period of time.
be as much as 30ºF warmer than
room temperature.
storage capacity and more stable
temperatures. They require
heavy duty compressors.
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
CORRECTION
* 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.
* 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 24 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 the door less often.
* See "DOOR PROBLEMS".
* 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.
* Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow
several hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Turn control knob to a colder setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Warm air entering the Freezer causes it to run
more. Open the door less often.
* See "DOOR PROBLEMS".
* Wait until the Freezer has had a chance to reach
its selected temperature.
* Freezer requires 24 hours to cool down
completely.
* This is normal while the compressor works to
transfer heat from inside the Freezer cabinet.
* 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.
* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
Freezer continues to run.
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