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Setting The Temperature Control; Freezer Optional Features - Frigidaire MFU17F3GW8 Owner's Manual

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Setting the
Temperature
Control
Cool Down
Period
. For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for freezer to cool down completely.
The
freezer will run continuously for the first several hours. Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in freezer after the first few hours of operation. Unfrozen
foods should NOT be loaded into freezer until freezer has operated for 4 hours.
• When loading freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of fresh food percubic foot of freezer
space at onetime. Distribute packagesto be frozen evenlythroughout the freezer.
It is not necessary to turn control knob to a colder setting while freezing food.
Temperature
Control
The temperature control is located inside the freezer on upright models, and on
the left outside wall on chest models. The temperature is factory preset to provide
satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is
adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction. If a
colder temperature is desired, turn the temperature control knob toward COLD-
ESTand allow several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.
Freezer Optional
Features
Junger
................
Temp Alarm and Power Defrost -
Upright Freezers
Temp Alarm
Switch
Location
-
Some
Chest
Freezers
OFF
ON
TEMR
ALARM
Wemp
A,arm-Upright
NOTE: Your freezer may have some, or all of the features
listed below.
Become familiar
with these features, and their use and care.
Power
On Light
The Power On Light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to electrical
power. The light glows even when the temperature control is turned to OFF. If the
light goes out, refer to "Freezer does not run" in the Avoid Service Checklist.
Temp Alarm
(audible only or audible with warning
light)
This feature is designed to provide a warning of possible malfunction.
If the
temperature of the food rises to a level unsafe for long-term storage, the buzzer will
sound. The red light will also glow on models so equipped. The Temp Alarm feature
operates on household electricity. If power fails, the alarm will not perform. An ON/
OFFswitch allows you to deactivate the Temp Alarm when not wanted. The freezer
isshipped with Temp Alarm in the OFFposition. After freezer has run approximately
4 hours, the red light, if equipped, will go off. Then you may activatetheTempAlarm
without the alarm sounding.
Pressthe ON switch to activate the Temp Alarm. To deactivate, pressthe OFFswitch.
If the alarm sounds, be sure freezer is properly leveled, and the door closes freely, and
seals properly. If you suspect a technical malfunction, call an authorized servicer
immediately.
Power
Cord Clamp
The clamp prevents the power cord from being accidently unplugged. Remember
when removing or replacing the electrical cord, to remove or replace the power cord
clamp.
Power
Freeze
Power Freeze allows you to lower your freezer temperature to the lowest possible
temperature by pushing the switch to ON. For maximum benefit, Power Freeze
should be selected 24 hours before placing a large quantity of unfrozen food into
freezer. Food should then be spread throughout freezer compartment to speed up
the freezing process. To turn off Power Freeze, manually push the switch to OFF.
(This will return compressor to the normal operating mode.)

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