Energy saving tips, Power failure / freezer failure, Energy saving tips power failure / freezer failure – Kenmore 297310600 User Manual
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MID LEVEL LIGHT
The light comes on automatically when the door is opened. To
replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to OFF and
unplug the electrical cord. Remove the lens from the lamp housing
by unsnapping it from the lamp housing using your fingers or a
screwdriver. Be careful not to break the locking tabs on the lamp
housing. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same type and
wattage. To replace the lens, snap one side of the lens opening to
the tab on the lamp housing. Then carefully attach the other side.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
The freezer should be located in the coolest
area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances or heating ducts, and out of
Let hot foods cool to room temperature
before placing in the freezer. Overloading
the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that
freeze too slowly may spoil or lose quality.
Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry
before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on
frost build-up inside the freezer.
Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil,
wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold
air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
VACATION AND MOVINGTIPS
Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less
than three weeks.
If the freezer will not be used for several months:
Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
Leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the freezer, foiiow these
guidelines to prevent damage:
Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Remove foods, then defrost, and clean the freezer.
Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets, and
shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent
In the moving vehicle, secure freezer in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
freezer with a blanket, or similar item.
POWER FAILURE / FREEZER FAILURE
Do not open freezer door unnecessarily if freezer is off for
If a power failure occurs, frozen foods will stay frozen for at
least 24 hours if the freezer is kept closed. If the power failure
continues, pack seven or eight pounds of dry ice into the freezer
every 24 hours. Look in the Yellow Pages under Dry Ice, Dairies,
or Ice Cream Manufacturers for local dry ice suppliers. Always
wear gloves and use caution when handling dry ice.
If the freezer has stopped operating, see Freezer Does Not
Run in the Troubleshooting Guide. If you cannot solve the
problem, call Sears Service immediately.
If the freezer remains off for several hours, follow the directions
above for the use of dry ice during a power failure. If necessary,
take the food to a local locker plant until the freezer is ready to
operate. Look in the Yellow Pages under Frozen Food Locker