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Care and Cleaning
(continued)
Figure 4
If leaving the freezer
WARNING
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.
• On models without a defrost drain, place towels or newspapers on the freezer
bottom to catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall. Remove towels and/or
newspapers.
• If the frost is soft, remove by using a plastic scraper. If frost is glazed and hard, fill
deep pans with hot water and place them on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer
door. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if necessary.
Cleaning the Inside
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a solution of two
tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres) 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 and door gasket 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.
Cleaning the Outside
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food.
Vacation and Moving Tips
Short Vacations: Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less than three
weeks.
Long Vacations: If the freezer will not be used for several months, remove all food
and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent
odor and mold growth, leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary.
Moving: Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Remove foods, then
defrost, and clean the freezer. Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets,
and shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent damage. In the moving
vehicle, secure freezer in an upright position, and secure to prevent movement.
Also protect outside of freezer with a blanket, or similar item.
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