GE® 5.0 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer FCM5DMWH user guide

Recessed door handle.
The freezer.

In most climates, defrosting will be necessary only about twice a year.

To remove frost, scrape with a plastic or wood spatula or scraper.

To have your freezer operate most efficiently, do not permit more than 1/2 ? (13 mm) of frost to accumulate on the shelves.

Do not use an ice pick or sharp-edged instrument as it may damage or scratch the freezer.

Do not use any electrical device in defrosting your freezer. the temperature control to the

OFF position and unplug the freezer. all food and place it in corrugated boxes, insulated bags, picnic coolers, etc. Use towels and newspapers for insulation as needed.

With the door/lid open, use pans of hot water to speed loosening of frost.

Remove large pieces before they melt.

NOTE: Water may drip from the back flange of the lid cover during defrosting. This is normal.

Ice builds up in the lid insulation when the lid is open for adding or removing food, and melts during the defrosting operation. overflowing. defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer (see Care and Cleaning). the drain plug inside the cabinet and the cap on the defrost drain. Fold over and dry the gasket on the hinge side of the lid. in the freezer. Return the temperature control to its previous position and return food to the freezer.

Installation Instructions

Chest models have a defrost water drain at the front. excess water from the bottom of the freezer as it collects to prevent

Operating Instructions

For Complete Defrosting

Safety Instructions

Defrosting instructions.

Troubleshooting Tips

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Cleaning Your Freezer

? Outside. Protect the paint finish. The finish on the outside of the freezer is a high quality, baked-on paint finish.

With proper care, it will stay new-looking

and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of appliance polish wax when the freezer is new and then at least twice a year.

Appliance polish wax also works well to remove tape residue from freezer

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Safety Instructions

Care and cleaning of the freezer.

Keep the finish clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with appliance polish wax or mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the freezer with a soiled dishwashing cloth or wet towel.

Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach, or cleaners containing

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Troubleshooting Tips

Installation Instructions

CAUTION: Care should be taken in moving the freezer away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and those with embossed surfaces.

? Inside. Clean the inside of your freezer at least once a year. We recommend that the freezer be unplugged before cleaning. If this is not practical, wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning in the vicinity of switches, lights or controls.

Use warm water and baking soda solutionabout a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water. Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe dry. Do not use cleaning powders or other abrasive

An open box of baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale freezer odors.

Change the box every three months.

In Case of Extended Power Failure

? Keep freezer door/lid closed. Your freezer will keep food frozen for 24 hours provided warm air is not admitted.

WARNING: Handling of dry ice can cause freezing of the handsgloves or other protection is recommended.

? If freezer is out of operation for 24 hours or more, add dry ice. Leave ice in large pieces. Add more ice as required.

? If dry ice is not available, move food to a frozen food locker temporarilyuntil power is restored.

Operating Instructions

Preparing to Move

Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet. Remove foods, defrost and clean the freezer.

Secure all loose items such as grille and shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

Be sure freezer stays in upright position during actual moving and in van. The freezer must be secured in van to prevent movement. Protect outside of freezer with

When the freezer is not operating, it can be left in an unheated house or room without damage to cabinet or mechanism.

Troubleshooting Tips

For extended vacations or absences, you may prefer to move your frozen foods to a storage locker temporarily. If your freezer is to be left empty, disconnect power cord plug from wall outlet. To prevent formation of odors, place open box of baking soda in freezer and leave freezer door/lid open.

Installation Instructions

Preparing for Vacation

To maintain freezer in operation during vacations, be sure your house power is not turned off. For sure protection of freezer contents, you may want to ask a neighbor to check the power supply and freezer operation every 48 hours.

Safety Instructions

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Read these instructions completely and carefully.

Freezer Location

Your freezer should be conveniently located for day-to-day use in a dry, well-ventilated room.

Do not install the freezer where the temperature will go below 0 F or above 110 F, because it will not maintain proper temperatures.

Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

Preparing to install the freezer.

Be sure to install your freezer on a floor