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Energy Saving Tips; Setting The Temperature Control - Kenmore Freezer Use & Care Manual

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If door must be removed:
1. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2. Remove two base screws and base panel.
3. Remove bottom hinge screws.
4. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
5. Remove screws from top hinge.
6. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
7. Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.
8. To replace door, reverse the above order and
securely tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
If door must be removed:
Door hinge is fastened with tamper-proof screws.
Please have a qualified technician remove the door.


The freezer should be located in
the coolest area of the room, away
from heat producing appliances
or heating ducts, and out of direct
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 efficient.
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 possible.


For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the freezer to
cool down completely. The freezer will run continuously
for the first several hours. Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in the freezer after the first few
hours of operation. Unfrozen foods should NOT be
loaded into the freezer until the freezer has operated
for 4 hours.
When loading the freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of
fresh food per cubic foot of freezer space at one time.
Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the
freezer. It is not necessary to turn the control knob to a
colder setting while freezing food.
Electromechanical Temperature Control (Chest and
Some Upright Models)
The electromechanical temperature control is located in-
side the freezer on upright models, and on the left exterior
wall on chest models (see figure 1). The temperature is
factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temper-
atures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to
provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfac-
tion. To adjust the temperature setting, turn the tempera-
ture control knob clockwise or counter clockwise. Allow
several hours for the temperature to stabilize between
Electromechanical Control
Standard Electronic Temperature Control (Some Up-
right Frost Free Models)
The standard electronic temperature control is located
outside the freezer (see Figure 2). Temperature is factory
preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures.
To adjust the temperature setting, press the UP ( ∧ ) symbol
for colder temperatures and DOWN ( ∨ ) symbol for warmer
temperatures on the control panel. Allow several hours for
the temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
To turn off freezer, press DOWN ( ∨ )
symbol until display shows "0". To acti-
vate freezer, press UP ( ∧ ) until display
shows "4" or desired setting.
To keep the temperature setting from
being accidentally changed, the control
may be locked. This is done by press-
ing "Alarm Reset" for 3 seconds. "L"
will then appear on display. To unlock
the control, press "Alarm Reset" for 3
seconds. For the first second, "U" will
appear, and then the current tempera-
ture will appear.
Temp Alarm
This feature is designed to provide
a warning if the inside temperature
exceeds 23°F. "HI TEMP" feature
operates on household electricity.
It will not function if household
electricity is interrupted.
Figure 1
Standard Electronic
Temperature Control
Figure 2


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