The refrigerator compartment will automatically defrost. The water from defrosting
drains through the hole in the bottom of the inside of the refrigerator and
accumulates in a pan on top of the compressor where it evaporates. Never cover
the drain hole with food or any other material. Check the drain hole frequently,
to be sure that it is not clogged or blocked in any way. From time to time, clean
the drain by pouring 1 cup of warm water into it.
The freezer compartment requires defrosting from time to time. Defrost whenever
frost on the wall of the freezer compartment becomes 1/4-inch thick. Never use a
sharp or metallic instrument or an electric appliance to remove frost as it may
damage the cooling coils. (A punctured cooling coil will cause serious problems
and void the warranty.) We recommend using the plastic scraper included with
Prior to defrosting, increase your temperature control dial to "7" and allow the
refrigerator to run for 12 hours. This will help to eliminate defrosting of foods
when they are removed from the freezer compartment. To defrost, set temperature
control dial to "0" and unplug the refrigerator. Remove foods and ice cube trays
from the freezer compartment. Wrap foods in several layers of newspaper and
store in a cold place. Defrosting usually takes a few hours. To defrost faster,
keep the door open and place a bowl of warm water in the freezer compartment.
During defrosting, remove the melted ice from the bottom of the freezer
compartment with a sponge. When all ice has melted,wipe the freezer
compartment with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Turn the temperature control to the desired setting and return foods and ice cube
tray to the freezer compartment.
VACATION AND MOVING
WHEN NOT IN USE
If your refrigerator will not be used for a period of time, turn the unit off and
unplug. Clean the refrigerator (see page 6, Care and Cleaning). Leave the
MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR
When transporting the refrigerator, it must be kept in the upright position. If
the refrigerator is inadvertently tilted beyond 45 degrees, restore it to the
upright position and wait 24 hours before plugging in.