Manual Defrosting Instructions for Upright Freezers

Manual Defrost model freezers must be defrosted manually. For best operation the freezer should be defrosted when the frost accumulation becomes 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Defrosting Instructions for Upright Freezers:

  1. Turn temperature control to OFF and unplug freezer.
  2. Remove all food and place in corrugated boxes, insulated bags, picnic coolers, etc. Use towels and newspapers for insulation as needed.
  3. Remove drain plug (on models so equipped).
  4. With door open, use pans of hot water to speed loosening of frost. Remove large pieces before they melt.
  5. A drain hose (on models so equipped) located behind the grille carries defrost water out from unit to where it can be drained in a pan. Sponge excess water from bottom of freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing.
  6. After defrosting, clean inside of freezer by wiping down with baking soda and water solution. Rinse and dry.
  7. Be sure to replace drain cap (on models so equipped). Return drain tube to its position and replace grille.
  8. Plug freezer in, return temperature control to normal position and return food to freezer.

Note: It is not recommended to use a garden hose to defrost.