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Installation; Energy Saving Tips; Setting The Temperature Control - Kenmore C14302 Use & Care Manual

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Installation / Energy Saving Tips / Setting Temperature Control
This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use the freezer only as
instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the
freezer, follow these important first steps.
location
Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
For the most efficient operation, the freezer should
be located where surrounding temperatures will not
exceed 110°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and
below will NOT affect freezer operation. Additional
compressor heaters are not recommended.
Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 4 inch (101.6 mm) space on all sides of the
freezer for adequate circulation.
leveling
The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on
a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a
fully loaded freezer. NOTE: It is Very Important for your
freezer to be level in order to function properly. If the
freezer is not leveled during installation, the lid may be
misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling,
frost, or moisture problems.
If needed, add metal or wood shims between foot pads
and floor.
Cleaning
• Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and
exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe
dry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments,
which can scratch the appliance surface when
removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape
can be removed with a mixture of warm water and
mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky
side of tape already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.

Energy Saving Tips

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 efficient.
Organize and label food to reduce lid openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close the lid as soon as possible.

Setting the Temperature Control

Cool Down Period
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.
Temperature Control
The temperature control is located inside the freezer on
upright models, and on the front outside wall on chest
models. The temperature is factory preset to provide
satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the
temperature control is adjustable to provide a range
of temperatures for your personal
satisfaction. If a colder temperature is
desired, turn the temperature control
knob toward COLDEST and allow
several hours for temperatures to
stabilize between adjustments.
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