Routine Maintenance - Frigidaire 297068500 User Manual

Frigidaire commercial chest freezer ice cream freezer user manual
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Adjustable Temperature Control
The adjustable thermostat control is located on the left outside
wall of the unit.
Interior Thermometer
The appliance comes with an NSF certified thermometer to show
internal temperatures. The thermometer is attached to the plastic
interior lid panel on commercial chest freezers and on the wire
basket on ice cream freezers.
MaxFreeze Switch (Some Chest Models)
When the Max Freeze setting is activated, the LED on the rocker
switch will light up. This setting puts the compressor in a full-
time run mode and overrides the thermostatic control. This in
turn results in constant cooling of the freezer and provides the
fastest freezer cool down period.
In most conditions the MaxFreeze setting will maintain lower
freezer compartment temperatures than would the Normal
setting. The Normal setting can be used to save energy when
rapid cool down times aren't needed or when constantly
maintaining the lowest temperature is not required.
To return the freezer back to normal operating mode, push the
switch to the normal position.

Routine Maintenance

Between Defrosting
To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally use a plastic scraper
to remove frost. Scrape with pulling motion. NEVER use a metal
instrument to remove frost.
It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when ¼ to ½ inch
of frost has accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate faster
on the upper part of the freezer due to warm, moist air entering
the freezer when the lid is opened. Remove food and leave the
lid open when defrosting the freezer.
To use the defrost drain, place a shallow pan beneath the drain
outlet (Figure 1). Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer, and
pull off the outside defrost drain plug (Figure 2). Defrost water
will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does not overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting is completed.
If the frost is soft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. If the frost
is glazed and hard, fill deep pans with hot water and place them
on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer lid. Frost should soften
in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if necessary.
After defrosting, wash inside and outside surfaces of the freezer
with a solution of two (2) tablespoons of baking soda in one (1)
quart (1.136 liters) 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. Replace parts and food.
DO NOT open the freezer lid unnecessarily if the freezer is
off for several hours.
If a power failure occurs, pack seven or eight pounds of dry ice
into the freezer every 24 hours. Look in the Yellow Pages under
"Dry Ice", "Dairies", or "Ice Cream Manufacturers" for local dry
ice suppliers. Always wear gloves and use caution when handling
dry ice.
Figure 1
Figure 2


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