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Before
You Call
TROUBLESHOOTING
Before calling
for service, review this llst. It may serve you time and expense. This
GUIDE
llst includes common occurrences
thai are not the result of defective workmanship
or
materials
in this appliance.
CONCERN
POTENTIAL
CAUSE
COMMON
SOLUTION
FREEZER DOES NOT RUN
Freezer does not run.
° 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.
° Use another
circuit. If you are unsure about the
outlet, have it checked
by a certified
technician.
° See Setting
the Temperature
Control
section.
° Ensure
plug
is tightly
pushed
into outlet.
° Check/replace
fuse with a 15 amp time-delay
fuse. Reset circuit breaker.
° Check house lights. Caii local Electric Company.
Freezer runs too much or
"1 * Room or outside weather
is hot.
I * It's normal
for the freezer to work harder
under
I
I
too lang.
I
I
these conditions.
• Freezer has recently been
* it takes 4 hours for the freezer
to cool
I
disconnected
for a period of time. I
down completely.
° Large amounts of warm or hot
I • Warm
food will cause freezer to run more until
food have been stored recent y.
the desired temperature
is reached.
• Doors are opened too frequently
° VVarm air entering
the freezer
causes it to run
I
more. Open doors
ass often.
or
tOO
ong.
I •
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"
°
See
DOOR
PROBLEMS
Section
Freezer door may be slightly open.
.
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• Turn contro
<nob to a warmer
setting
A ow sev-
eral hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
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• C ean or change
gasket
Leaks in the door sea
freezer
gasKeT is a_rTy, worn,
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.
"
.
.
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w
cause freezer to run onger
n order to ma n
cracked,
or poorly fitted.
rain desired temperature.
Inferlor Freezer
° Temperature
Control is set too low.
* Turn the control to a warmer
setting. Allow
temperature
is too cold.
several hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
Interior
Freezer tempera=
* Temperature
Control
is set
° Turn control
to a colder
setting. Allow several
ture is too warm.
I
too warm.
,
hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
' ° Door is kept open too long or is
° Warm
air enters the freezer every time the door
opened too frequently,
is opened.
Open the door less often.
.
°
t
_
° Door may not be seating properly.
See
DOOR
PROBLEMS
Sechon.
• Large amounts of warm or hot food
° VVait until the freezer has had a chance to reach
I
may have been stored recently.
I
its selected temperature.
I ° Freezer has recently been
° Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely
Freezer external surface
° The external
freezer wails can be
° This is normal
while the compressor
works to
temperature
is warm.
as much as 30°F warmer than
transfer
heat from inside the freezer
cabinet.
room temperature.
SOUND AND
NOISE
Louder sound levels when=
° Modern
freezers have increased
° This is normal.
When the surrounding
noise level
ever freezer
is on.
storage capacity
and more
is low, you might
hear the compressor
running
stable temperatures.
They require
while it cools the interior.
a high emciency
compressor.
i
°
Longer sound levels when
Freezer operates at higher pressures
This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear
compressor comes on.
during the start of the ON cycle,
as freezer continues
to run.
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