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Power Failure/Freezer Failure; Energy Saving Ideas - Frigidaire 216602400 (9712) Owner's Manual

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Power Failure/
Freezer Failure
Do not open freezer door
unnecessarily if freezer is
off for several hours.

Energy Saving Ideas

If a power failure occurs, frozen foods will stay frozen for at least 24 hours if the
freezer is kept closed. If the power failure continues, pack seven or eight pounds
of dry ice into the freezer every 24 hours. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Dry Ice,"
"Dairies," or "Ice Cream Manufacturers" for local dry ice suppliers. Always wear
gloves and use caution when handling dry ice.
If the freezer has stopped operating, see "Freezer does not run" in the Avoid
Service Checklist Section of this manual. If you cannot solve the problem, call an
authorized servicer immediately.
If the freezer remains off for several hours, follow the directions above for the use
of dry ice during a power failure. If necessary, take the food to a local locker plant
until the freezer is ready to operate. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Frozen Food
Locker Plants."
• The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat
producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the freezer.
Overloading the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze
too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.
• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in
the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the freezer.
• Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less
e f f i c i e n t .
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches.
Remove as many items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as
p o s s i b l e .

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