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Vacations
If You Choose
to Leave
the Convertible
Refrigerator/
Freezer
On While
You're Away:
1,
Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
If You Choose
to Turn the Convertible
Refrigerator/Freezer
Off Before
You Leave:
1,
Remove all food from the convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
2.
Turn the lower compartment
control to OrE Turn the upper
compartment
control to FREEZE. See "Using the Controls."
3.
Hand wash, rinse and dry removable parts and interior surfaces
thoroughly.
4.
Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
When
you are moving
your
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
to
a new
home,
follow
these
steps
to prepare
it for the
move.
f.
Remove
all food
from
the convertible
refrigerator/freezer
and
pack
all frozen
food
in dry
ice.
2.
Turn the lower
compartment
control
to OFR Turn the
upper
compartment
control
to FREEZE.
See "Using
the Controls."
3.
Unplug
your
convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
4.
Empty
the water
from
the
defrost
pan.
Hand
wash,
rinse
and dry
it thoroughly.
5.
Hand
wash,
rinse and
dry
removable
parts
and
interior
surfaces
thoroughly.
6.
Wrap
removable
parts
well, and
tape
them
together
so they don't
shift
and
rattle
during
the move.
7.
Unlock
the casters
so that
the convertible
refrigerator/freezer
rolls
easily.
8.
If you have
not
installed
the
casters,
raise the front
of the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
so it rolls more
easily.
See "Adjust
the
Doors."
9.
Tape the
doors
closed
and
tape
the power
cord
to the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
cabinet.
When you
get to your
new
home,
put everything
back
and refer to the
"Installation
Instructions"
section
for preparation
instructions.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the
solutions
suggested
here
first
in order
to
avoid
the
cost
of
Your
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
will
not
operate
Is the
power
cord
unplugged?
Plug into a grounded
3 prong
outlet.
Has
a household
fuse
blown,
or has a circuit
breaker
tripped?
Replace
the
fuse or reset the circuit
breaker.
Is the
Lower
Compartment
Control
turned
to the
OFF
position?
See
"Using
the
Controls."
Is the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
defrosting?
Recheck
to
see if the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
is operating
in
30 minutes.
Your
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
will
regularly
run
an automatic
defrost
cycle.
an unnecessary
service
call.
Are the doors
opened
often?
The motor
will
run longer
when
this
occurs.
Conserve
energy
by getting
all items
out at one time,
keeping
food
organized,
and
closing
the door
as soon
as
possible.
Is the
control
set correctly
for
the surrounding
conditions?
See "Using
the Controls."
Are
the
doors
closed
completely?
Close
the doors
firmly.
If
they
do not
close
completely,
see "The
doors
will
not
close
completely"
later in this
section.
Are
the
condenser
coils dirty?
This
prevents
air transfer
and
makes
the
motor
work
harder.
Clean
the condenser
coils.
See
"Cleaning."
NOTE:
Your
new
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
will
run longer
than
The lights do not work
Is the
power
cord
unplugged?
Plug into a grounded
3 prong
outlet.
Is a light
bulb
loose
in the
socket
or burned
out?
See
"Changing
the
Light
Bulbs."
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
defrosting?
The water
will evaporate.
It is normal
for water
to drip
into
the defrost
pan.
Is it
more
humid
than
normal?
When
it is humid,
expect
that
the
water
in the defrost
pan will
take
longer
to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is the
room
temperature
hotter
than
normal?
The motor
will
run longer
under
warm
conditions.
At normal
room
temperatures,
your
motor
will
run about
40%
to 80%
of the time.
Under
warmer
conditions,
it will
run even
more.
Has
a large
amount
of food
just
been
added
to the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer?
Adding
a large amount
of
food
warms
the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer.
The motor
normally
will run longer
to cool
the convertible
refrigerator/freezer
back
down.
The
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
seems
to
make
too
much
noise
The sounds
may
be normal
for your
convertible
refrigerator/
freezer.
See
"Normal
Sounds."
The upper compartment front liner is warm
The warmth
is probably
due
to normal
operation
of the automatic
exterior
moisture
control.
Additionally,
the
convertible
refrigerator/
freezer
is equipped
with
a heater
to keep
the convertible
refrigerator/
freezer
operating
properly
when
the ambient
temperature
drops
too
low.
Temperature is too warm
Are the
air vents
blocked
in either
compartment?
This
prevents
cold
air movement
between
the compartments.
Move
objects
away
from
the
air vents.
See
"Ensuring
Proper
Air
Circulation"
for air vent locations.
Are the door(s)
opened
often?
The convertible
refrigerator/
freezer
will warm
when
this
occurs.
Keep the
convertible
refrigerator/freezer
cool
by getting
all items
out
at one
time,
keeping
food
organized,
and
closing
the door
as soon
as
possible.
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