How to clean the interior
- Unplug freezer or disconnect the power
- Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food in several layers of newspaper and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for several hours. You may also store frozen food in a cooler, additional refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
- Remove the drain cover (E) by pulling it straight out. Place the curved section of the drain cover under the open drain hole (F). Place the Separate pan (D), or a drain pan, under the drain. Or, let the water drain out of the drain hole into the pan (D). NOTE: Check the drain pan frequently to avoid water overflow.
- Defrost and clean your freezer when frost has built up to about 1/4” (6mm) thickness.
- Place pans of hot water in freezer with the lid open to speed melting. Directing air from an electric fan into freezer will also help. Do not place a fan or any electrical device in freezer.
- Use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
- Wipe water from the walls with a towel or sponge.
- Wash the inside walls with a solution of mild detergent in warm water or 2 tbs (26 g) baking soda to 1 qt. (0.95 L) warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
- Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and mild detergent in warm water to clean outside of freezer, door liner, and gasket.
- Rinse well and wipe with a dry, clean cloth.
- Plugin freezer or reconnect power
- Complete defrosting and cleaning should be done at least once a year.
- In high humidity areas, a freezer may need more frequent defrosting and cleaning.
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