Upright Freezer - Manual Defrosting Instructions

Manual Defrost Upright Freezer models must be defrosted manually. For best operation, the freezer should be defrosted when the frost accumulation becomes 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Below are the instructions for manually defrosting your Upright Freezer.


Defrosting Instructions for Upright Freezers:

  1. Turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the 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 the drain plug (on models so equipped).

  4. With the door open, use pans of hot water to speed the loosening of frost. Remove large pieces of frost 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 the excess water from the bottom of the freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing.

  6. After defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer by wiping down with a baking soda and water solution. Rinse and dry.

  7. Be sure to replace drain cap (on models so equipped). Return the drain tube to its position and replace the grille.

  8. Plug the freezer in, return the temperature control to the normal position and return food to the freezer.


You can always consult the Owner's Manual for your specific model for defrosting instructions as well.