Custom features, Automatic defrost, Fast freeze – Maytag Upright Freezers User Manual
Page 6: Interior light, Power light, Door lock, Temperature monitor alarm
Select models have automatic defrost.
This allows the freezer to run more effi-
ciently and quietly, minimizes odors, and
takes the hassle out of keeping a freezer
Fast Freeze is a convenient feature that
enables quicker freezing of large
amounts of food. During Fast Freeze, the
freezer runs continuously, to drive the
freezer temperature down to its coldest
To use Fast Freeze, simply turn the con-
trol knob to the Igloo symbol. Then place
unfrozen foods in the freezer cavity,
spreading them out as much as possible.
Return freezer to its normal setting after
24 to 48 hours.
The interior light works to light the freez-
er in poor or dimly lit conditions. The light
is designed and tested to provide illumi-
nation while minimizing heat generated if
the door is accidentally left ajar. To
replace the interior light, see the Hints
The power light normally will be “ON.” Its
purpose is to warn you when there is a
power absence. If for any reason the
power to the freezer is interrupted (blown
fuse, loose plug, etc.) the indicator light
will be “OFF.”
To prevent child entrapment keep key
out of reach of children and away from
To use the door lock:
1. Insert key into lock approximately
2. Turn key clockwise to lock freezer and
counterclockwise to unlock.
Once locked or unlocked, the lock will
push the key out, preventing the key from
being kept in the lock.
Some freezer models feature a tempera-
ture monitor that provides an audible
alarm. The temperature monitor alarm is
located near the temperature control.
The alarm sounds if the temperature in
the freezer rises 10° F (12° C) or more
above normal for selected setting. Alarm
may sound if temperature control dial is
turned to a much colder setting or if a
large amount of unfrozen food is added at
one time. Alarm is controlled by a three
• 0 = OFF prevents alarm from sounding
when freezer is warm, such as during
initial start-up or defrosting.
= TEST sounds alarm regardless of
temperature. Alarm system should be
tested at least once a month.
• 1 = ON is proper setting for normal
freezer use. Return switch to 1 after
The presence of the light does not
indicate proper food temperatures, or
proper operation of the refrigeration