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First Steps; Energy Saving - Kenmore 183.134013 Use And Care Manual

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This Owner's Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use the freezer only as
instructedin this Owner's Guide. Before starting the
freezer, follow these important first steps.
|NSTALLAT|ON
• 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
100°F (37.TC). Temperatures below 32"F (0°C) will affect
freezer operation. Additional compressor heaters are not
recommended. This freezer is not recommended for use
in locations that will fall below 32°F.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 4 inch (102 mm) space on all sides of the
freezer for adequate circulation.
Installation
NOTE: The exterior walls of the freezer may become quite
warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the
inside• Temperatures as much as 30°F warmer than room
temperature can be expected. For this reason it is
particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough
space for air circulationaround your freezer.
NOTE: If the freezer has been placed on its side or in a
tilted position for any period of time, wait 24 hours before
plugging it in.
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.
• The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the
room, away from heat producingappliances 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 containersdry
before placing them in the freezer, This cuts down on
frost build-up inside the freezer.
• Freezer shelves shouldnot 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.
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