Care and Cleaning
Do not touch interior metal
surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost automatically,
but should be
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.
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid electrical hazard) from power source
when defrosting unit,
It is important to defrost and clean freezer when ¼ to ½ inch of frost has
accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate faster on upper part ofthe freezer due
to warm, moist air entering the freezerwhen the door isopened. Remove food and
leave the door open when defrosting the freezer.
• On upright models with a defrost drain (Figure 1), remove drain plug on the
inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out. To access 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 hardware stores. Replace the drain plug when
defrosting and cleaning are cempleted. Ifthedrain isleft open,warm air may enter
Pan (some models) beneath the drain outlet (Figure 2). A ½ inch garden hose
adapter can be used to drain the freezer directly intoafloor drain (Figure 3). Ifyour
model is not equipped with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware
stores. Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer, and pull offthe outside defrost
drain plug (Figure 4). Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so
water does not overflow. Replacethe drain plugswhen defrosting is completed.
• On modelswithoutadefrost drain, placetowelsor newspeperson thefreezer bottom
to catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall Remove towels and/or newspapers.
• Ifthe frost issoft, remove it by using a plasticscraper. Ifthe frost isglazed and hard,
fill deep pans with hotwater and place them on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer
door. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure ifnecessary.
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a solution of two
tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 l itres) warm water. Rinse and dry.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.
Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution mentioned above, or mild
detergent and warm water. Rinse and 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.