Proper Freezer Care and Cleaning
Warning! To avoid electric shock, always unplug your freezer before
cleaning. Ignoring this warning may result in death or injury.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Caution! Before using cleaning products, always read and follow manufacturer's
instructions and warnings to avoid personal injury or product damage.
• Turn the temperature control knob to the OFF position. Unplug the freezer.
Remove the food storage basket.
• Prepare a cleaning solution of 2 tablespoons of baking soda mixed with a
quart of warm water. Use a sponge or soft cloth dampened with the cleaning
solution to wipe down your freezer.
• The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with a mild detergent and
• Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
• Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution and rinse well.
• Do not use harsh or abrasive chemicals, ammonia, chlorine bleach,
concentrated detergents, solvents or metal scouring pads. Some of the
chemicals may dissolve, damage and/or discolor your freezer.
• It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help
keep the unit odor free and running efficiently.
• Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean and pliable to keep the unit
running efficiently and to ensure a proper seal.
• Clean the door gaskets every three months according to the General Cleaning
• Petroleum jelly applied lightly on the hinge side of the gaskets will keep the
gasket pliable and ensure a good seal.
• Occasionally, there may be power interruptions due to thunderstorms or other
causes. Unplug the power cord from the AC outlet when a power outage
occurs. Once power has been restored, re-plug the power cord back into the
AC outlet. If the outage is for a prolonged period, inspect and discard spoiled
or thawed food in the freezer. Clean the freezer before reusing.