GE® 7.0 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer FCM7SHWW user guide

Manual defrost.

Turning the control to the OFF position stops the cooling process but does not shut off power to the freezer.


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.

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The key for the spring-loaded lock is

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Defrosting instructions.

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

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

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Do not use any electrical device in defrosting your freezer.

For Complete Defrosting

Turn the temperature control to the OFF position and unplug the freezer.

Remove all food and place it in corrugated boxes, insulated bags, picnic coolers, etc.

Use towels and newspapers for insulation as needed.

Sponge excess water from the bottom of

the freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing.

After defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer (see &DUHDQG&OHDQLQJ).

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

Replace 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

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

Chest models have a defrost water drain at the front.







Care and cleaning of the freezer.

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 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






? 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.

8VHZDUPZDWHUDQGEDNLQJVRGDVROXWLRQ about 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 cleaners.

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.

? 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


Preparing to Move

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

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

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 blanket.

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.

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