Care and Cleaning
To Defrost Chest Models
with Defrost Drain:
• Place a shallow pan or
the Divider/Drain Pan
(if equipped) beneath
the drain outlet. Pull out
the outside drain plug
(see figure 2). A ½ inch
garden hose adapter
can be used to drain
the freezer directly
into a floor drain (see
figure 3). If your model
is not equipped with
an adapter, one can
be purchased at most
• Pull out the drain plug
inside the freezer (see
figure 4). Defrost water
will drain out. Check
pan occasionally so
• Replace the drain
plugs when defrosting
and cleaning are
completed. If the drain
is left open, warm air
may enter the freezer.
To Defrost Models without Defrost Drain:
• Place towels or newspapers on the freezer bottom to
catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall.
• Remove the towels and/or newspapers.
• If the frost is soft, remove it by using a plastic scraper.
If the frost is glazed and hard, fill deep pans with hot
water and place them on the freezer bottom.
• Close the freezer door/lid. Frost should soften in about
fifteen (15) minutes.
• Repeat this procedure as necessary.
Cleaning the Inside
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with
a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.1 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 basket 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.
If leaving the freezer door open while on vacation,
make certain that children cannot get into the freezer
and become entrapped.
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
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
• Leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the freezer, follow these guidelines
to prevent damage:
• 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 to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
freezer with a blanket, or similar item.