Temperature control – Maytag Upright Freezers User Manual

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NOTE: If the freezer is laid on its side

during shipping or transport, place the

freezer upright and wait 12 hours before

plugging it in. This prevents damage to

the freezer.
The freezer control turns the cooling

system on.
Initial control setting:
1. Set the freezer control on 4.
2. Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours

before filling with frozen food. Let the

freezer cool overnight before adding

large amounts of unfrozen food.

Never add more than 2 to 3 pounds of

unfrozen food per cubic foot of freezer


3. 24 hours after adding food, adjust

control as desired.

NOTE: When the freezer is first started,

the compressor will run constantly until

the cabinet is cooled. This may take up to

6-8 hours or longer, depending on room

temperature and the number of times the

freezer is opened.
The outside of your freezer may feel

warm. This is normal. The freezer’s

design and main function is to remove the

heat from packages and air space inside

the freezer. This heat is transferred to the

room air, so the outside of the freezer may

feel warm.

Temperature control

Adjusting the control:
1. Set household thermometer snugly

between frozen packages or place

thermometer in a glass of vegetable

oil, placed in freezer (vegetable oil will

not freeze).
• Thermometer should be designed for

use with freezer.

• Thermometer should read tempera-

tures ranging from -5° to 50° F

(-21° to 10° C).

2. Wait 5 to 8 hours.
3. Check temperature.

• Temperature should read 0° F (-18° C)

or slightly below.

4. If temperature is not in range, adjust

control only one number at a time.
• Turn the control to a higher number if

a colder temperature is desired.

• Turn the control to a lower number if a

less cold temperature is desired.

5. Wait an additional 24 hours and

recheck temperature.