GE® 8.7 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Upright Freezer FUM9SMRWH user guide

Recessed door handle.

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

Temperature Monitor/High-Temp Alarm Switch (on some models)

An alarm will sound if the freezer temperature reaches unsafe levels.

The alarm operates on household electricity. If the power fails, the alarm will not perform.

To activate the alarm, set the switch to the

ON position.

To deactivate the alarm, set the switch to the

OFF position.

Located on back of lid.

Troubleshooting Tips

An ON/OFF switch allows the temperature alarm to be deactivated if desired. The freezer is shipped with the switch in the

OFF position. After the freezer has run long enough to lower the temperature, you may set the switch to the ON position.

CAUTION: Adding more than 3 pounds (1.5 kg) of warm food per cubic foot of freezer capacity can trigger the alarm.

Installation Instructions

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

Operating Instructions

Starting the Freezer

1 Clean the inside of the freezer with a mild solution of baking soda and water (see Care and Cleaning).

2 Connect cord to power outlet.

3 On models with a Temperature Monitor or High-Temp Alarm Switch, set the switch to the OFF position.

4 Make sure the temperature control is set at 4.

5 Allow freezer to operate for at least four hours before placing food inside.

6 On models with a Temperature Monitor or High-Temp Alarm Switch, set the switch to the ON position.

Safety Instructions

About the operation of your freezer.

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Safety Instructions

About the operation of your freezer.

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)

Operating Instructions

The key for the spring-loaded lock is automatically ejectedkey will not remain in lock in either the open or closed position.

Keep the key out of reach of children and away from the freezer.

Freezer Shelves (on some models)

Installation Instructions

The spacers (on some models) are used to secure the shelves during shipping. Remove and discard the spacers.

Small objects are a choke hazard to children.

Refrigerated Cabinet Shelves (on some models)

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Troubleshooting Tips

These shelves contain cooling coils to freeze foods quickly and allow cold air to constantly circulate throughout 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

Do not use any electrical device in defrosting your freezer.

Operating Instructions

For Complete Defrosting the temperature control to OFF 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. the door/lid open, use pans of hot water to speed loosening of frost.

Remove large pieces before they melt. b. Some Chest models have a defrost water drain at the front and a hose adapter that is packaged in a bag in the bottom of the freezer. Remove the drain cap on the front of the freezer, insert the hose connector and attach the hose. Remove the drain plug inside the cabinet.

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. excess water from the bottom of the freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing. defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer (see Care and Cleaning).

Drain Hose base grille which carry the defrost water out from the freezer. Remove the base grille; then remove the drain plug and let the defrost water drain into a pan. drain tube to its position. Replace the base grille. b. On Chest models, 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 in the freezer. Return the temperature control to its previous position and return food to the freezer.

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Remove screws and pull outward

Troubleshooting Tips

Upright models have a hose adapter and a drain hose behind the

Upright models, be sure to replace the drain plug and return the

Installation Instructions

On models without a defrost drain, place towels or newspapers on the freezer bottom to catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall. Remove towels and/or newspapers.