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Cleaning the Interior - Upright Freezer

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How to clean the interior (Frost-free Freezers)

Frost-free means that you will not have to defrost your freezer. Frost is removed by air moving and collecting any moisture and depositing it on the cooling coil. The cooling coil periodically warms up enough to melt the frost, and it then flows down to the drain pan (located behind the base grille) where it is evaporated.

  1. Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
  2. Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food in several layers of newspaper and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for several hours. You may also store frozen food in a cooler, additional refrigerator-freezer or in a cool area. 
  3. Remove all removable parts from inside, such as shelves, bins, etc.
  4. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. 
  5. Replace the removable parts.
  6. Restore power to the freezer

How to clean the interior (Traditional Freezers)

  • Defrost and clean your freezer when frost has built up to about 1/4” (6mm) thickness.
  • Complete defrosting and cleaning should be done at least once a year.
  • In high humidity areas, a freezer may need more frequent defrosting and cleaning. 

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