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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before
calling
for service,
review
this
list.
It may
save
you
time
and
expense.
This
list
includes
common
occurences
that
are not
the
result
of defective
workmanship
or
GUIDE
materials
in this
appliance.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
FREEZER
OPERATION
Freezer
does
not
run.
Freezer runs too much or too
long.
Freezer is plugged
into a circuit
that
has a ground fault interrupt.
Temperature
control
is in the
OFF position.
Freezer may not be plugged
in,
or plug may be loose.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit
breaker.
Power outage.
Room
or outside
weather
is hot.
Freezer
has recently
been
disconnected
for a period of
time.
Large
amounts
of warm or hot
food have been stored
recently.
Lid is opened
too frequently
or kept open too long.
Temperature
Control
is set too
low.
Freezer gasket
is dirty, worn,
cracked,
or poorly fitted.
Use another
circuit.
If you are unsure
about the outlet,
have it checked
by a certified
technician.
• See Thermostat
Settings
Section.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed
into outlet.
Check/replace
fuse with a 15 amp time-delay
fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
Check
house
lights. Call local
Electric
Company.
It's normal for the freezer
to work
harder under
these
conditions.
It takes 24 hours for the freezer
to cool down completely.
• Warm food will cause
freezer
to run more until the
desired temperature
is reached.
• Warm
air entering
the freezer
causes
it to run more.
Open the lid less often.
• Turn control
knob to a warmer
setting. Allow
several
hours
for the temperature
to stabilize.
• Clean or change
gasket.
Leaks in the lid seal will cause
freezer
to run longer
in order to maintain
desired
temperature.
Interior
Freezer
temperature
is
Temperature
Control
is set too
• Turn the control to a warmer
setting. Allow
several
hours
too
cold.
low.
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Interior
Freezer
temperature is
too warm.
Temperature
Control
is set too
warm.
Lid is opened
too frequently
or kept open too long.
Large
amounts
of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
Freezer
has recently
been
disconnected
for a period of
time.
• Turn control
to a colder setting. Allow
several
hours for the
temperature
to stabilize.
• Warm
air enters
the freezer
every time the lid is
opened.
Open the lid less often.
• Wait until the freezer
has had a chance
to reach its
selected
temperature.
Freezer requires
24 hours to cool down completely.
Freezer
external
surface
The external
freezer
walls can
• This is normal
while
the compressor
works
to transfer
temperature
is warm.
be as much as 30°F warmer
heat from inside the freezer
cabinet.
than
room temperature.
SOUND
AND
NOISE
Louder
sound
levels whenever
freezer is on.
Longer
sound
levels when
compressor comes on.
Popping or cracking
sound
when compressor comes on.
Modern
freezers
have increased
storage
capacity
and more
stable
temperatures.
They
require
a high efficiency
compressor.
Freezer operates
at higher
pressures
during
the start of the
ON cycle.
Metal parts
undergo
expansion
and contraction,
as in hot water
pipes.
• This is normal.
When the surrounding
noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor
running
while
it cools the
interior.
• This is normal.
Sound will level off or disappear
as freezer
continues
to run.
• This is normal.
Sound will level off or disappear
as freezer
continues
to run.
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