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July 2005


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Summary of Contents for Electrolux FROST- FREE

  • Page 1: Chest Freezer

  • Page 2: Safe Servicing Practices

    Electrolux Home Products cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES QUICK REFERENCE SHEET Serial nameplate location Serial number breakdown Tech sheet location Refrigerant charge Electrical specifications Temperature control Defrost control Performance System schematic Sample wiring diagram SECTION A - OWNERS GUIDE Product registration Energy saving ideas Important safety instructions Proper disposal of your refrigerator/freezer Grounded wall receptacle For your safety...
  • Page 4 Moisture forms on inside freezer walls Moisture forms on outside of freezer Odor in freezer Lid problems Light bulb is not on Sample freezer warranty SECTION B - AIR FLOW SECTION C - ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS The compressor/evaporator fan motor circuit The defrost circuit Defrost timer motor circuit Freezer interior light...
  • Page 5 Removing the evaporator fan assembly Removing the evaporator fan blade Removing the evaporator fan mounting bracket Removing the defrost termination thermostat Removing the defrost heater Removing the evaporator cover Removing the drain pan Removing the filter-drier Removing the evaporator Replacing the compressor To flush the system Using dry nitrogen to flush the system Using refrigerant to flush the system...
  • Page 6: Quick Reference Sheet

    QUICK REFERENCE SHEET 1. Serial nameplate location: on the left side of the freezer, above the machine compartment. 2. Serial number breakdown. W B 5 1 8 0 4 2 4 7 Incremented unit number Production week Last digit of production year Product identification Manufacturing Facility 3.
  • Page 7: Refrigerant Charge

    QUICK REFERENCE SHEET Refrigerant Charge Refer to serial name plate. Electrical Specifications Refer to serial name plate. Temperature Control 7.3 F. cut-in, -4.9 F. cut-out @ number 1 setting. Defrost Control Defrost cycle 30 minutes every 12 hours Defrost thermostat Closes at 10 F.
  • Page 8: Sample Wiring Diagram

  • Page 9: Section A - Owners Guide

    Remove lid. Register Your Product The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products. Note: This Owner’s Guide provides operating instructions for your model. Use your freezer only as instructed in this Owner’s Guide.
  • Page 10: For Your Safety

    Read all instructions before • If voltage varies by 10 percent or more, freezer performance may be affected. Operating the using this freezer. freezer with insufficient power can damage the motor. Such damage is not covered under the For Your Safety warranty.
  • Page 11: To Level Chest Unit

    seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture NOT be loaded into freezer until freezer has problems. operated for 4 hours. To Level Chest Unit: • When loading freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of fresh food per cubic foot of freezer space at one time. Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout If needed, add metal or wood shims between feet pads the freezer.
  • Page 12: Care And Cleaning

    other packages in the freezer, slide the basket aside or of the cabinet and remove. Reverse this procedure to lift out. reinstall the shelf. Slide-Aside Basket Care and Cleaning CAUTION: Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch interior metal surfaces with wet or damp hands.
  • Page 13: Moving

    Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the freezer lid open slightly, block- ing it open if necessary. Moving: Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Remove foods and clean the freezer. Secure all loose items, such as baskets, by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
  • Page 14: Avoid Service Checklist

    Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. OCCURRENCE SOLUTION Freezer Does Not Run. •...
  • Page 15: Temperature Inside Freezer Is Too Warm

    SOLUTION OCCURRENCE Temperature Inside Freezer is Too • Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize. Warm. • Lid is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the lid is opened.
  • Page 16: Moisture Forms On Inside Freezer Walls

    OCCURRENCE SOLUTION Moisture Forms On Inside Freezer • Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost Walls. buildup. This is normal. • Lid is slightly open. See OCCURRENCE “Lid Problems”. • Lid is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the Lid less often.
  • Page 17: Sample Freezer Warranty

    $100.00, provided the food losses: A) Are reported and the food shown to any Electrolux authorized servicer within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss. B) Are not occasioned by either the manual disconnection of the electrical power within the premises of the owner or a general power failure.
  • Page 18: Section B - Air Flow

    SECTION B - AIR FLOW The air is cooled as it is drawn through the evaporator, then forced out across the top of the food through the holes in each side of the control cover. The fin and tube evaporator is mounted to the left side of the of the freezer compartment.
  • Page 19: Section C - Electrical Circuits

    SECTION C - ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS protector is a thermal device that senses a temperature of the compressor shell and prevents damage to compressor motor by removing power if There are (5) electrical circuits in the frost-free freezer: the compressor overheats. 1.
  • Page 20: The Defrost Circuit

    defrost timer is in the run mode contacts (1) to (4) At a predetermined condition, the run winding are closed and powers applied to the overload current, which is also the current through the relay protector of the compressor. Current flows through coil, drops to a value below that necessary to hold the overload protector applying powers to both up the relay armature.
  • Page 21: Defrost Timer Motor Circuit

    3. Defrost Timer Motor Circuit. The defrost timer motor circuit is made up of the cold control and the defrost timer motor. Whenever the cold control contacts are closed. Power is applied to the defrost timer motor. This means that the defrost timer motor only runs whenever the cold control contacts are closed.
  • Page 22: Section D - Refrigeration System & Service

    SECTION D - REFRIGERATION SYSTEM & shell can separate with explosive force, spewing oil and refrigerant SERVICE vapor which could ignite. NOTICE: Instructions given here are furnished as a To eliminate this exceedingly rare guide. Persons attempting to use these to make but potential hazard, never add repairs to the sealed refrigeration system should refrigerant to a seal system.
  • Page 23: Refrigeration System

    7. Allow the joint to cool then wash exterior with water 4. The capillary tube connects the output end of the drier to remove flux. to the input of the evaporator. Refrigeration System Basic components of a freezer are: 1. The compressor located in the machine compartment.
  • Page 24: Refrigerant Cycle

    Note: Portions of the capillary tube and the with no refrigeration. Suction pressure will drop below suction line are solder together to form the atmospheric pressure, and air and moisture will be drawn heat exchanger. into the system, saturating the filter-drier. Refrigerant Cycle If a slight undercharge of refrigerant is indicated, and no leak could be found after a thorough leak test, the charge...
  • Page 25: Evacuating And Recharging

    4. Connect a pressure gauge and access valve to the compounds in standard refrigeration discharge tube and pressurize to 250 lbs. using dry hoses may enter sealed systems and ul nitrogen or carbon dioxide. timately restrict the cap tube in an R-134a system.
  • Page 26: Evacuating System

    • Center port manifold hose before hand shut-off 7. Leak test low-side. Close compound gauge. valve to charging cylinder. Run compressor for a few minutes and leak test high side. • Center port manifold hose after hand shut-off valve to vacuum pump. When leak is found, recapture refrigerant using EPA approved recovery system Repair and go back Evacuating System...
  • Page 27: Final Leak Test

    9. When satisfied that the unit is operating correctly, clamp the high-side process tube with the pinch-off tool while the unit is still running. 10. Slowly open the high-side manifold gauge valve to allow the compressor to remove any refrigerant trapped in the high-side hose and the process fitting.
  • Page 28: Section E - Troubleshooting Chart

    SECTION E - Troubleshooting Chart Complaint. Clause-Remedy 1. No voltage at wall receptacle - check circuit breaker Compressor Will Not Run. or fuse. 2. Service cord pulled out of the wall receptacle - replace. 3. Low voltage causing compressor to cycle on overload.
  • Page 29: Compressor Runs Too Much Or 100

    Clause-Remedy Complaint. Compressor Runs Too Much or 100%. 1. Erratic control thermostat, or setting too cold - replace are reset to normal position. 2. Freezer exposed to unusual heat - relocate freezer. 3. Abnormally high room temperature - advised customer. 4.
  • Page 30: Freezer Too Warm

    Clause-Remedy Complaint. Freezer Too Warm. 1. Inoperative fan motor - check wiring and fan motor. 2. Improperly positioned fan blade - position blade at end of shaft. 3. Evaporator iced up - check defrost system. 4. Defrost heater in operative - check wiring and defrost heater.
  • Page 31: Section F - Teardown

    SECTION F - TEARDOWN Removing Interior Light Socket: This section will describe how to remove components 1. Disconnect electrical power from the freezer. from the freezer. Unless stated, reverse the procedure to reinstall the component. 2. Raise the lid, remove the light shield and light bulb. Always remove electrical power 3.
  • Page 32: Removing Lid Inner Liner And Seal

    Removing Lid Inner Liner and Seal: 5. Remove the seal by starting in the corner and lifting the seal off. The lid inner liner is held to the lid cover by (36) plastic rivets and (4) Phillips head screws that are hidden in by the seal.
  • Page 33: Removing Lock Mechanism

    Removing Lock Mechanism: 2. Disconnect the (2) wires from the lamp. Squeeze the tabs on the side of the lamp housing and push the housing out through the panel. 1. Disconnect electrical power from the freezer, remove the inner lid liner and the lid handle. 2.
  • Page 34: Removing The Hinges

    Removing the Hinges: Removing the Hinges:(Alternate Method) 1. While holding in on the bottom part of the hinge 1. With the lid closed insert a pin or nail into the hinge remove the (4) screws holding the bottom part of to lock it closed.
  • Page 35: Removing The Lid's Outer Panel

    Removing the Food Baskets: 2. Unplug the wiring harness going to the lid. 1. The food baskets lift out of the freezer compartment. 3. Remove the hinges, lift the lid off and place it on a clean flat surface. Removing the Lower Basket Rails: Removing the Lid’s Outer Panel: 1.
  • Page 36: Removing The Cold Control Knob

    Removing the Cold Control and Fan 2. Disengage the two wire tips from the holes in the right side of the food liner. Housing Cover: 1. Using a small common screwdriver, open the (2) screw covers, one on each side. 3.
  • Page 37: Releasing The Top Of The Evaporator Cover

    2. Remove the Philips head screw holding the cold 4. Pull the control forward and disconnect the (3) wires. control bulb to the fan mounting bracket. 3. Remove the cold control bulb from the brackets on the evaporator cover. Releasing the Top of the Evaporator Cover: 1.
  • Page 38: Removing The Evaporator Fan Assembly

    3. Before refastening the evaporator cover make sure 2. Disconnect the fan assembly wiring harness. the wire plug in the bottom of the freezer is in place. 3. Using a 5/16” socket remove the (2) bolts holding the fan assembly to the fan mounting bracket and lift the fan assembly out.
  • Page 39: Removing The Defrost Termination Thermostat

    Removing the Evaporator Fan Mounting 3. Unsnap the defrost termination thermostat from the evaporator to tubing. Bracket: 1. Disconnect power from the freezer, remove the cold control and fan housing cover and release the top of the evaporator cover. 2. Disconnect the fan assembly wiring harness and remove the cold control bulb from the bracket.
  • Page 40: Removing The Drain Pan

    Removing the Evaporator Cover: Removing the Filter-Drier: 1. Disconnect power from the freezer, remove the 1. Disconnect power from the freezer and remove the cold control and fan housing cover and release the machine compartment cover. top of the evaporator cover. CAUTION: On R-134a systems, the system must 2.
  • Page 41: Replacing The Compressor

    5. Evacuate and charge system using recommended 7. Straighten the tubing and carefully feed the heat procedure described under Evacuating and exchanger, up through the cabinet, while lifting up Recharging. on evaporator. Removing the Evaporator: 1. Disconnect power from the freezer, remove the cold control and fan housing cover and release the top of the evaporator cover.
  • Page 42: Installing A New Compressor

    nitrogen cylinder could be as high as 2. Connect hose to outlet process coupling and 2000 psi Nitrogen cylinder must be charging cylinder. Connect another hose to inlet equipped with approved pressure coupling and recovery system. regulator and pressure relief valve. Ensure that your hoses have adequate 3.
  • Page 43 CAUTION: DO NOT use compressor if you do not 5. Remove the start relay, overload and disconnect the hear this sound. ground wire. If the compressor checks OK, reinstall the plug. Do not remove any of the plugs again until the compressor is in position and you are ready to braze the lines.
  • Page 44: Removing The Defrost Timer

    3. Remove the (2) Phillips head screws holding the timer NOTE: If low-side process tube is too short, silver to the timer mounting bracket and slide the timer solder four inch piece of tubing onto out the back. process tube at this time. 10.
  • Page 45: Removing The Trim

    Removing the Trim: The outer liner of the freezer has a 3/16” flange and the inner liner has (2) grooves in it. 1. Lift the freezer lid and starting at the inside center, lift up and out on the trim to disengage it from the inside liner.
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