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Applies to:

 Machine Operators.

Objective:

It is to provide the systematic procedure on how to operate and wash the electric chest freezer.

Policy or Handbook Reference

Refer to owner’s manual

Pre-Requisites

Prior to use, inspect machine and electrical cords for visible damage.

 

Introduction

The main aim of this report is to provide the systematic procedure on how to handle, operate and wash the electric chest freezer.

Definitions and term references

  1. Refrigerator – The temperature in the cabinet will be about 5⁰C. The temperature is ideal for strong perishable foods such as dairy products, fresh vegetables and cold meets. Cold drinks can also be stored at this temperature.

  2. Chiller/Partial freeze – The temperature in the cabinet can range from 2⁰C to - 2⁰C. This is ideal for storing meat or fish for short period.

  3. Freezer – The temperature in the cabinet is set at 18⁰C. This temperature is ideal for storing frozen food for long period.

 

Completing the work effort for the electric chest freezer

 

Step

Instruction

Illustration

Expected Result

 

Installation and operating guide

 

 

1

Always keep the chest freezer upright when moving it.

 

2

Select the operating mode (see the temperature control setting).

 

3

Plug the unit into a 15A-earthed socket and switch on.

 

 

4

An ON/OFF indicator light on the cabinet front glows when there is power to the unit.

 

 

5

Wait for approximately 6 hours before loading the freezer with food.

 

 

6

 

Defrosting guide

 

 

6 a

The freezer should be defrosted whenever the ice build upon the inside wall exceeds 5 mm in thickness.

 

 

6 b

Remove the plug the wall socket.

 

 

6 c

Open the lid and leave it during defrosting.

 

 

6 d

Remove the contents from the freezer.

 

 

6 e

Sponge up the defrost water.

 

 

6 f

After defrosting, dry the cabinet and replace the freezer contents. Close the lid, insert the power plug in the wall socket and switch the freezer on.

 

 

7

 

Cleaning guide

 

 

7 a

Always disconnect the plug from the main socket before cleaning the appliance.

 

 

7 b

Use warm soapy water and sponge to clean the appliance.

 

 

7 c

Dry with a soft cloth

 

 

7 d

Spillages, especially citric and acidic juices must be wiped

 

Chest freezer will be free of stains

7 e

The back of the unit may be vacuumed or dusted using a soft bristle brush.

 

 

 

 

Troubleshooting guide

 

 

8

Chest freezer is not working

1.Is the thermostat in the OFF position? The thermostat should be ON.

2.Is the power switched OFF? The power should be ON.

3.Has a circuit tripped out? Re-set/repair as necessary.

4.Is the 3-pin plugged firmly into the wall socket? Check another appliance such as a toaster or kettle in the same socket.

5.Has the lid been left open for a long time? Close the lid and monitor performance.

 

 

 

 

Safety Instructions

 

 

9

  1. Never sit on, stand on or use your freezer lid as a step.

  2. Do not use electrical appliances inside the freezer.

  3. Do not drill, cut or modify the Chest Freezer.

  4. Unplug the freezer in case of failure or when cleaning, during routine maintenance or if it will not be used for an extended period.

  5. Avoid any damage to the power cable when transporting the Chest Freezer. Bending the cable may cause a fire. Never place heavy objects on the power cable.

  6. Never pour or spray water into the freezer

  7. Do not store or use flammable gas, benzene, petrol or volatile substances in or near then freezer.

 

 

 

Expected results

This will keep the chest freezer in a good condition.

Exceptions and escalation

  1. Never try to speed up the defrosting process by chipping at the ice with a sharp object.