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Care and Cleaning
(continued)
Fi ure 1
PAN
DEFROST
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 2
DRAIN PLUG
Figure 3
DRAIN
_'_
PLUG
Defrosting
It is important
to defrost and clean freezer when
1/4 to
1/2 inch of frost
has
accumulated.
Frost may tend to accumulate faster on upper part of freezer due to
warm,
moist air entering freezer when door is opened.
Remove food
and leave
door open when defrosting freezer.
On upright modelswith
adefrost drain (Figure 1), remove drain plug on the inside
floor of the freezer by pulling straight out. To accessexternal 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 pan occasionally so water does not
overflow. A 1/2 inch garden hose adapter can be usedto 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. Replacethe drain plug when defrosting and
cleaning are completed.
If the drain is left open, warm air may enter freezer.
• On
chest models
with a defrost drain, place a shallow pan or the Divider/Drain
Pan(some models) beneath the drain outlet (Figure 2). A one half inch garden hose
adapter can be usedto drain the freezer directly into a floor drain (Figure 3). If your
model is not equipped with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware
stores. Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer, and pull off the outside defrost
drain plug (Figure 4). Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water
does not overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting is completed.
On models without
a
defrost
drain,
place towels or newspapers on the freezer
bottom to catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall. Remove towels and/or
newspapers.
• Ifthe frost issoft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. Ifthe frost is glazed and hard,
fill deep pans with
hot water and place them on the freezer bottom.
Close the
freezer door. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if
necessary,
Cleaning
the
Inside
After defrosting, wash inside surfacesof the freezer with asolution of two tablespoons
of baking soda in one quart (1,136 litres) warm water, Rinseand dry, Wring excess
water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the controls, or any
electrical parts,
Wash the removable parts and door basketwith the baking sodasolution mentioned
above, or mild detergent
and warm
water,
Rinse and dry,
Never
use metallic
scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface, Do
not wash removable parts in a dishwasher,
Cleaning
the
Outside
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinsewell and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food.
Figure 4
Sample
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