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Cleaning and Maintenance
WARNING:To avoid electric shock, always unplug your freezer before
cleaning. Ignoring thiswarning may result indeath or injury.
CAUTION:Before usingcleaning products, always read and understand the cleaning processes.
explained in thismanual. Follow cleaning product manufacturers'sinstructions and warnings to avoid
personal injury or product damage.
General Cleaning
Prepare a cleaning solution of 1to 2 tablespoons of baking soda mixed with warm water. Usea
sponge or soft cloth, dampened with the cleaning solution,to wipe down your freezen
Rinsewith clean warm water and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasives, ammonia, chlorine bleach, concentrated detergents,
solventsor metal scouring pads. Some of these chemicals may dissolve, damage and/or discolor your
freezer.
Door Gaskets
Clean door gaskets every three monthsaccording to the instructionsdescribed above in General
Cleaning.
Gaskets mustbe kept clean and pliable to ensurea proper seal.
Petroleumjelly applied lightly on the hinge side of gaskets will keep the
gaskets pliable and ensurea good seal.
Power Interruptions
Occasionally there may be power interruptions due to thunderstormsor other causes. Removethe
power cord plug from the AC outlet when a power outage occurs. When power has been restored
after a prolonged outage, inspect all food for spoilage. Clean the inside of the freezer.
Vacation and Moving Care
Forlong vacationsor absences, unplug the unit, empty food from freezer andclean the door gaskets
according to the General Cleaning section.Propdoor open,so air can circulate inside.
When moving,alwaysmovethe freezer vertically.Do not moveunitwhen ina horizontalposition,
aspossibledamageto the sealedsystemcould occur.
WARNING: When handling, moving, using or cleaning this refrigerator, be careful to avoid
damaging refrigerant tubing. Tubing damage may allow flammable refrigerant gas leakage,
which can result in personal injury.
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Freezer does
not operate
Food temperature
appears
too warm
Food temperature
is too cold
Freezer runs
too frequentJy
Moisture
build-up
on
interior
or exterior
of the Freezer
Freezer
has an odor
Freezer door
does not shut
properly
Check if the temperature
control is in the Off
position.
Check if freezer
is plugged
in.
Check if there is power at the AC outlet by checking
the circuitbreaker.
Allow time for recently added
warm food to reach fresh food
or freezer temperature.
Check gaskets for proper seal.
Adjust temperature
control to colder setting.
Reduce the frequency
of door openings.
If temperature
control setting is too cold, adjust to a warmer setting
and allow several hours for temperature
to adjust.
This may be normal to maintain
constant
temperature
during
high
temperature
and humid days.
Doors may have been opened frequently
or for an extended
period
of time.
Check gasket for proper seal.
Check to see if doors are campletely
closed.
This is normal during
high humidity
periods.
Reduce prolonged
or frequent door openings.
Check door gaskets for proper seal.
interior needs cleaning.
Foods improperly
wrapped
or sealed are giving off odors.
Level the freezer,
See Door
Reversal
section
for description
of door
attachment
features.
Check
for
blockages
created
by food
containers,
shelves,
etc.
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