Care & Cleaning
Damp objects stick to cold metal
surfaces. Do not touch interior metal
surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Some upright freezers are frost-free
and defrost automatically, but should be
To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally
use a plastic scraper to remove frost. Scrape
with a pulling motion. Never use a metal
instrument to remove frost.
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid
electrical hazard) from power source
when defrosting unit.
It is important to defrost and clean the
freezer when ¼ to ½ inch of frost has
accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate
faster on the upper part of the freezer due
to warm, moist air entering the freezer when
the door is opened. Remove food and leave
the door open when defrosting the freezer.
To Defrost Upright Models with Defrost Drain:
• Remove the drain plug on the inside floor
of the freezer by pulling it straight out.
• To access external drain tube on models with
a base panel, first remove the two screws
from the base panel. Locate the drain tube
near the left center under the freezer.
• Place a shallow pan under the drain
tube. Defrost water will drain out. Check
the pan occasionally so water does not
overflow (see figure 1).
• A ½ inch garden hose adapter can be
used to drain the freezer directly into a
floor drain. If your model is not equipped
with an adapter, one can be purchased at
most hardware stores.
• Replace the drain plug when defrosting
and cleaning are completed. If the drain is
left open, warm air may enter the freezer.
To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain:
• Place a shallow pan beneath the drain
outlet. Pull out the outside drain plug (see
figure 2). A ½ inch garden hose adapter
can be used to drain the freezer directly into
a floor drain (see figure 3). If your model is
not equipped with an adapter, one can be
purchased at most hardware stores.