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Troubleshooting Guide - Frigidaire 297068500 User Manual

Frigidaire commercial chest freezer ice cream freezer user manual
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
PROBLEM
FREEZER OPERATION
Freezer does not run.
Freezer runs too much or
too long.
Interior freezer temperature
is too cold.
Interior freezer temperature
is too warm.
Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder sound levels
whenever freezer is on.
Louder sound levels when
compressor comes on.
Popping or cracking sound
when compressor comes
on.
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes
common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this
appliance.
CAUSE
* Freezer is plugged into a circuit that
has a ground fault interrupt.
* Temperature control is in the "OFF"
position.
* Freezer may not be plugged in, or
plug may be loose.
* House fuse blown or tripped circuit
breaker.
* Power outage
* Room or outside weather is hot.
* Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
* Large amount of warm or hot food
have been stored recently.
* Lid is opened too frequently or kept
open too long.
* Temperature control is set too low.
* Freezer gaskets are dirty, worn,
cracked or poorly fitted.
* MaxFreeze switch is "ON".
* Temperature control is set too low.
* MaxFreeze switch is "ON".
* Temperature control is set too
warm.
* Lid is opened too frequently or kept
open too long.
* Large amount of warm or hot food
have been stored recently.
* Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
* The external freezer walls can be
as much as 30ºF warmer than room
temperature.
* Modern freezers have increased
storage capacity and more stable
temperatures. They require heavy
duty compressors.
* Freezer operates at higher
pressures during the start of the ON
cycle.
* Metal parts undergo expansion and
contraction, as in hot water pipes.
CORRECTION
* Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified technician.
* See Thermostat Setting.
* Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
* Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time delay fuse.
Reset circuit breaker.
* Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
* It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these
conditions.
* It takes 24 hours for the freezer to cool down
completely.
* Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
* Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
Open the lid less often.
* Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the lid seal will
cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain
desired temperature.
* Deactivate MaxFreeze switch.
* Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Deactivate MaxFreeze switch.
* Turn control knob to a colder setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
* Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
Open the lid less often.
* Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
* Freezer requires 24 hours to cool down completely.
* This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
* This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is
low, you might hear the compressor running while it
cools the interior.
* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
freezer continues to run.
* This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
freezer continues to run.
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