GE® 5.0 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer FCM5SKWW user guide

Manual defrost.
If you want colder or warmer temperatures, adjust the control one step at a time.

Allow several hours after each one-step adjustment for the freezer temperature to stabilize.


Using the Freezer

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Power-On Light (on some models)

The Power-On Light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to the electrical power.

The light glows even when the temperature control is turned off.

Key-Ejecting Lock (on some models)

The lock is spring loaded so the key cannot be left in the lock. To lock or unlock, press the key in while turning. If the key is lost, contact your dealer for a replacement or and serial number of the freezer when requesting a replacement key.

WARNING To prevent a child from being entrapped, keep the key out of reach of children and away from the freezer.

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Defrosting Instructions

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

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


Flammable refrigerant used.

To remove frost,scrape with a plastic or wood spatula

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For Complete Defrosting


4. Sponge excess water from the bottom of the freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing.

2. Remove all food and place it in corrugated boxes,


5. After defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer (see

Care and Cleaning).

3. With the door/lid open, use pans of hot water to speed loosening of frost. Remove large pieces before they melt.

Chest models have a defrost water drain at the front.

Remove the defrost drain cap from the outside and the drain plug inside the cabinet.

6. Replace the drain plug inside the cabinet and the cap


7. Plug in the freezer. Return the temperature control to its previous position and return food to the freezer.

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.

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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 surfaces.

Keep the finish clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with appliance polish wax or mild



VRLOHGGLVKZDVKLQJFORWKRUZHWWRZHO'RQRWXVH scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach, or cleaners containing bleach.

?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.

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


Care And Cleaning

NOTICE: 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.

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