Problems With Your Freezer; Troubleshooting Guide - Emerson CF450 Owner's Manual

3.5 cubic ft. chest freezer
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FREEZER

You can solve many common freezer problems easily. Try the suggestions below to see if you can
solve the problem before calling customer service.
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Freezer does not
operate.
Compressor turns
on and off frequently.
Temperature inside
the freezer
compartment is too
high.

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

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Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blew a
fuse.
The freezer thermostat control is set at
"OFF".
The room temperature is hotter than
normal.
A large amount of food has been added
to the freezer.
The lid is open too often.
The lid is not closed completely.
The thermostat control is not set
correctly.
The freezer does not have the correct
clearances.
The freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
Thermostat control is set too warm.
Lid is kept open too long or is opened
too frequently.
The lid is not closed completely.
A large amount of warm or hot food
has been placed in the freezer.
The freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
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Check whether the plug is
properly inserted.
Reset the circuit breaker or
replace fuse.
The thermostat control should
be set to 3/4 of the way to MAX.
Increase air circulation in room.
Remove excess food to increase
freezer efficiency.
Always keep lid closed and
check to see if gasket is properly
sealed when lid is closed.
Check to see if the thermostat
control is set 3/4 of the way to MAX.
Clean freezer according to
manual instructions.
At least 2 hours are required
for the freezer to cool down
completely.
Turn the control to a cooler
setting and allow several
hours for the temperature to
stabilize.
Ensure the lid is closed properly.
Check the lid gasket.
Allow food to cool to room
temperature before placing in
freezer.
At least 2 hours are required
for the freezer to cool down
completely.

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