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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
This freezer
must not be 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.
Power outage.
Check house lights. Call local electric company.
Freezer runs too much or too long.
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
is set too
cold.
Turn the
control
to a warmer
setting.
Allow
several
too cold.
hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
Temperatures
inside the freezer
are
too
warm.
Temperature
control
is set too
warm.
Turn the
control
to a colder
setting.
Allow
several
hours for the temperature
to stabilize.
Door is kept open too long or is opened 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
freezer
is on.
require a high efficiency compressor.
When the surrounding
noise level is low, you might
hear the compressor
runninq
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
compressor
comes on.
Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction,
as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound
will
level off or disappear
as freezer continues to run.
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