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Setting
the
Temperature
Contro
Cold
Control
Coo_ Down
Period
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for freezer to cool down completely.
The
freezer will run continuously
for the first several hours.
Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in freezer after the first few hours of operation.
Unfrozen
foods should NOT be loaded into freezer until freezer has operated for 4 hours.
When loading freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of fresh food per cubicfoot of freezer
space at one time.
Distribute
packages
to be frozen evenly throughout
the
freezer, it is not necessary to turn control knob to a colder setting while freezing
food.
Temperature
Control
The temperature
control is located inside the freezer on upright models, and on
the left outside wall on chest models. The temperature is factory preset to provide
satisfactory food storage temperatures.
However, the temperature
control is adz
justable
to provide a range of temperatures
for your personal satisfaction.
If a
colder temperature
is desired, turn the temperature
control knob toward COLD z
EST and allow several hours for temperatures
to stabilize between adjustments.
Freezer
Optiona
Features
RAPID
FREEZE
Figure
t
Temu
Alarm
- Upright
Freezers
NOTE: Your freezer may have some, or all of the features listed below. Become
familiar with these features, and their use and care.
Rapid
Freeze
Rapid freeze allows you to lower your freezer's
temperature
to the lowest
possible temperature
by pushing the switch to ON. For maximum
benefit, rapid
freeze should be selected 24 hours before placing a large quantity of unfrozen
food into the freezer. Food should then be spread throughout
the freezer
compartment
to speed up the freezing
process.
Rapid freeze must be manually
turned off by pushing the switch to OFE (This will return the ompressor
to the
normal operating mode.)
Power
On Light
The Power On Light indicates that the freezer
is
properly connected to electrical
power. The light glows even when the temperature
control
is
turned to OFF. Ifthe
light goes out, refer to "Freezer does not run" in the Avoid Service Checklist.
Temp
Amarm (audible
only
or audible
with
warning
_ight
- see
Figure
1)
This feature
is
designed
to provide a warning of a possible
malfunction.
If the
temperature of the food rises to a [eve[ unsafe for [ong4erm storage, the buzzer will
sound. The red light, if equipped, will also glow. The Temp Alarm feature operates
on household electricity.
If power fails, the alarm will not function.
An ON/OFF
switch allows you to deactivate
the Temp Alarm when not wanted.
The freezer is
shipped
with
the Temp
Alarm
in
the OFF
position.
After
freezer
has
run
approximately4
hours, the red light, if equipped, will go off. Then you may activate
the Temp Alarm without the alarm sounding.
Press the ON switch to activate the Temp Alarm.
To deactivate,
press the OFF
switch.
If the alarm sounds, be sure freezer is properly leveled, and the door closes freely,
and seals properly.
If you suspect
a technical
malfunction,
call an authorized
servicer immediately.
Slide-Out
Basket
(upright
mode_s)
The SlidezOut Basket,
located at the bottom of the freezer
provides
separate
storage space for items that are difficult to store on freezer shelves. To remove the
basket, pull out, and lift up.
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