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Preventative Maintenance - Chest and Upright Freezers

Preventative Maintenance - Chest and Upright Freezers

To keep your chest and/or upright freezer running smoothly we recommend performing the below routine checks and tasks. 

 

When Task Why How
Yearly or as needed Defrost
  • Helps keep your freezer running efficiently
  • Provides more space in the freezer

Defrosting your chest freezer is a simple task

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Yearly Clean Condenser 
  • Helps keep your freezer running efficiently

Not all condenser coils need to be cleaned, refer to your Use and Care Guide for specific instructions for your model. 

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Yearly Inspect Door Seals/Gaskets
  • Cuts down on un-needed air leaks
  • Helps keep your freezer running efficiently
  • Helps prevent frost build - up from air leaks

Don't forget to clean your gaskets monthly with warm water

Yearly Check Leveling
  • Will help with proper door function (opening and closing)
  • Will keep the freezer from wobbling 

Make sure the freezer is level both front to back and side to side.

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