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Amana Appliances

How to Use the Controls (Chest Freezer)

Are the Controls Set Correctly?

Locate your control style below to get information.

Control Style 1  

     

Turn the freezer temperature to control to 2. This setting is designed to maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal operating conditions.

  • Allow the freezer to cool six to eight hours before filling with frozen food.
  • Let the freezer cool overnight before adding large amounts of unfrozen food.
  • Never add more than two to three pounds (0.907 to 1.360 kg) of unfrozen food per cubic foot of freezer space.   

Controls 

"On" indicator 
The "On" indicator will illuminate green when there is power supplied to the freezer.  If the indicator is not illuminated, check to make sure the freezer is correctly connected to a power supply. 
"Compressor" indicator
The "Compressor" indicator will illuminate green when the freezer is in its cooling cycle.  The compressor will automatically cycle on and off to maintain desired temperature.

If the Indicator Lights are Not Glowing check the following:

  • A power interruption.
  • An unplugged power cord.
  • An open circuit breaker or blown fuse.
  • A burned out indicator light.
NOTE: If there is power to the freezer and the LEDs do not illuminate, call Service to replace the light bulbs.
 

Control Style 2 

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Turn the freezer temperature control to 4. This setting is designed to maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal operating conditions.
  • Allow the freezer to cool six to eight hours before filling with frozen food.
  • Let the freezer cool overnight before adding large amounts of unfrozen food.
  • Never add more than two to three pounds (0.907 to 1.360 kg) of unfrozen food per cubic foot of freezer space. 

If the Indicator Lights are Not Glowing check the following:

  • A power interruption.
  • An unplugged power cord.
  • An open circuit breaker or blown fuse.
  • A burned out indicator light.

To adjust the temperature for Control Style 1 or Style 2:

  • Turn control to a higher number for colder temperatures.
  • Turn control to a lower number for less cold temperatures.
 
NOTE:
  • When the freezer is first started, the compressor will run constantly until the freezer is cooled. It may take six to eight hours (or longer), depending on room temperature and the number of times the freezer lid is opened.
  • After the freezer is cooled, the compressor will turn on and off as needed to keep the freezer at the proper temperature. The outside of your freezer may feel warm. This is normal. The freezer's design and main function is to remove heat from packages and air space inside the freezer. The heat is transferred to the room air, making the outside of the freezer feel warm.
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