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First Steps - Frigidaire 216602400 (9712) Owner's Manual

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First Steps

Unpacking and Leveling - Upright Freezers
Figure 1
Before starting the freezer, follow these important first steps:
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
• For the most efficient operation, the freezer should be located where surrounding
temperatures will not exceed 110°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and below
will NOT affect freezer operation. Additional compressor heaters are not
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation. Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space
on all sides of the freezer for adequate circulation.
I n s t a l l a t i o n
The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor. The floor must
be strong enough to support a fully loaded freezer. Check the cabinet with a level
from side to side. After discarding the crating screws and wood base, level the
c a b i n e t .
To Level Upright Unit:
Once leveled, slightly raise adjustment of front feet so the door closes easily when
opened about halfway.
To Level Chest Unit:
If needed, add metal or wood shims between feet pads and floor.
• Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and exterior with mild detergent
and warm water. Wipe dry. DO NOT USE HARSH CLEANERS ON THESE
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments, which can scratch the
appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can
be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue
with the sticky side of tape already removed. DO NOT REMOVE THE SERIAL
Door Removal
If door must be removed to fit through narrow doorways:
1 . Gently lay freezer on its back, on a throw rug or blanket.
2 . Remove base panel (some models) by unscrewing two screws from front of base
panel. (Figure 1)
3 . At top of cabinet, lift up plastic hinge cover and fold
back. (Figure 2)
4 . Use a Phillips® screwdriver to loosen and retighten
screws on top hinge to insure a secure assembly and
prevent hinge slippage.
5 . Remove top hinge from cabinet. Lift door off lower
hinge pin.
6 . After door is removed, remove the two screws from
bottom hinge.
7 . To replace door, reverse above order.
Door Adjustment
If door gasket does not seal, adjust screw on
bottom edge of door:
• If door does not seal on top, see Figure A.
• If door does not seal on bottom, see
Figure B.
(upright models)
Figure 2

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