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Avoid
Service Checklist
OCCURRENCE
FREEZERDOES NOT RUN
Before
calling
for
service,
review
this
list. It may save you
both
time
and
expense.
This list includes
common
occurrences
that
are not the result
of
defective
workmanship
or materials
in this appliance.
SOLUTION
Check to ensure that freezer is not plugged into a circuit that has ground
fault interrupt.
If
you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified
technician.
Temperature
control
is in the OFF position.
See
Setting the
Temperature
Control
Section.
Freezer may not be plugged
in, or plug may be loose. Be sure plug
is tightly
pushed into
electrical
outlet.
House fuse has blown,
or circuit breaker has tripped.
Check/reset circuit breaker, or replace
fuse with
15 amp. time delay fuse.
Freezer runs too much or too long.
Power outage.
Check house lights. Call local electric company.
Room or outside
weather
is hot. It is normal
for the
freezer to work
harder under these
conditions.
Freezer had recently been disconnected
for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool
down
completely.
Large amounts
of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the
freezer to run more until the desired temperature
is reached.
Door iskept open too long or too frequently.
Warm air enters the freezer every time the door
is opened.
Open the door less often.
Freezer door
may be slightly open. See Occurrence
"Door
Problems."
Temperature
control
isset too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
Freezer gasket isdirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted,
Clean or change gasket, Leaks in the
door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature,
Temperatures
inside the freezer
are
Temperature
control isset too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
too cold.
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Temperatures
inside the freezer
are too
Temperature
control isset too warm. Turn the control to a colder setting. Allow several hours
warm.
for the temperature
to stabilize.
Door iskept open too long or isopened too frequently.
Warm air enters the freezer every time
the door
is opened.
Open the door
less often.
Door may be open slightly. See Occurrence section "Door
Problems."
Large amounts of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the freezer
has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.
Freezer has recently been disconnected
for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool
down
completely.
Temperature
of external
freezer
The exterior freezer walls can be as much as 30°F warmer than room temperature.
This is
surface is warm.
normal while
the compressor works to transfer
heat from
inside the freezer cabinet.
SOUND AND NOISE
Louder
sound levels whenever
Modern freezers have increased storage capacity and more even temperatures.
They require
freezer
is on.
a high efficiency compressor.
When the surrounding
noise level is low, you might hear the
compressor
running
while
it cools the interior.
Louder
sound levels when compressor
Freezer operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal.
Sound
comes
on.
will
level off or disappear
as freezer continues
to run.
Popping or cracking sound when
Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction,
as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound
compressor comes on.
will
level off or disappear
as freezer continues
to run.
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