Care and Cleaning
Damp objects stick to
cold metal surfaces, Do not touch interior
metal surfaces with wet or damp hands,
If leaving freezer door I
open while on vacation, make certain I
get into the I
freezer and become entrapped.
Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost automatically, butshould be cleaned
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.
It is important to defrost and clean freezer when Y4 to Y2inch of frost hasaccumulated.
Frost may tend to accumulate faster on upper part of the freezer due to warm, moist
Removefood and leavethedoor
open when defrosting the freezer.
• On upright modelswith a defrost drain (Figure 1), remove drain plug on the inside
floor of the freezer by pulling straight out. To accessexternal 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 sowater does not
overflow. A V, 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 hardware stores. Replace the drain plug when defrosting and
cleaning are completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter freezer.
• 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 V, inch garden hose
adapter can be used to drain the freezer directly into a floor drain (Figure 3). If your
model is not equipped with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware
stores. Pulloutthe drain plug insidethe freezer, and pull off the outside defrost drain
plug (Figure 4). Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does
not overflow. Replace the drain plugs when defrosting is completed.
• On modelswithout a defrost drain, placetowelsor newspapersontheffeezer bottom
to catch the frost. Thefrost will loosenand fall. Removetowels and/(_-newspapers.
• If the frost issoft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. If the frost is glazed and hard,
fill deep panswith hot water and placethem on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer
door. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if necessary.
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a solution oftwotablespoons
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
Wash the removable parts and door basket with the ba king soda solution mentioned
above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinseand dry. Never use metallic scouring
pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not wash
removable parts in a dishwasher.
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food,
Vacation and Moving
Short Vacations: Leavethe freezer operating during vacationsof lessthan three weeks.
If the freezer will not be used for several months, remove all food
and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor
and mold growth, leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if necessary.
Disconnectthe powercord 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 prevent damage. In the moving
vehicle, secure freezer in an upright position, and secure to prevent movement. Also
protect outside of freezer with a blanket, or similar item.