Energy Saving Ideas
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.
Cool Down Period
• For safe food storage, allow four 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
• When loading the freezer, freeze only
three 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
The temperature control is located
inside the freezer on upright models,
and on the front exterior 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 MAX and
allow several hours for temperatures to
stabilize between adjustments.
Your freezer may have some or all of
the optional features described below.
Become familiar with these features and
their use and care.
Power On Light
The green Power On indicator light indicates
that the freezer is properly connected to
electrical power. The light glows even when
the temperature control is turned to OFF. If
the light goes out, refer to Freezer Does Not
Run Section in the Troubleshooting Guide.
If the freezer appears to be operating,
the light element may be burned out. Call
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