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Energy-Saving Tips; Setting The Temperature Control; Cool Down Period - Kenmore 253.17202 Series Use & Care Manual

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Energy-Saving Tips

foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the
unit 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.

Setting the Temperature Control

Cool Down Period

• For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for
the unit to cool down completely. The
appliance will run continuously for the
first several hours. Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in the unit after
the first few hours of operation. Unfrozen
foods should NOT be loaded into the
appliance until the unit has operated for
4 hours.
• When loading the appliance, freeze only
3 pounds of fresh food per cubic foot of
space at one time. Distribute packages to
be frozen evenly throughout the unit. It is
not necessary to turn the control knob to a
colder setting while freezing food.
Electronic Temp Control (some models)
The electronic temperature control is
located outside of the unit. The temperature
is factory preset to provide satisfactory
• The appliance should be located in the
coolest area of the room, away from heat
producing appliances or heating ducts,
and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room temperature
before placing in the unit. Overloading
the appliance forces the compressor to
run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly
may lose quality or spoil.
• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe
containers dry before placing them in the
unit. This cuts down on frost build-up inside.
• Shelves should not be lined with aluminum
food storage temperatures. To adjust the
temperature setting, press the ^ button for
a warmer temperature and the ˅ button for
a colder temperature on the control panel.
Allow several hours for the temperature to
stabilize between adjustments.
The unit is equipped with Flash Freeze
allows the temperature to be set as low as
-20ºF (-29ºC). Press the down arrow until -20ºF
(-29ºC) is displayed.
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