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Freezer (stand-alone)

Routine Care Task

Perform annual maintenance


Defrosting and cleaning the condenser coils improves the energy efficiency of the freezer which helps save energy costs.


February (yearly)

NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Freezer (stand-alone) are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.

If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Freezer (stand-alone).

How To

freezer stand alone care Annual freezer maintenance includes the following tasks:

Defrosting the freezer: Turn the freezer off. Remove food, and store in an insulated ice chest, refrigerator, or boxes insulated with newspapers or blankets. Use a fan to help melt the frost. Use a wooden or plastic scraper, never a sharp object. Wash the inside of the unit with a warm water solution of mild detergent or baking soda. Wipe until very dry. Turn freezer back on and put food back in.

Vacuum dust off the condenser coils.

Ensure that the magnetic door seal on the unit closes tightly.

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  • Energy Savings
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Maintaining Value
  • Health & Safety

The benefits of this task are energy savings.


The cost of this task is moderate from an investment of time standpoint. It is estimated that this task should take several hours to complete. You will need a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery cleaning attachment.

Freezer (stand-alone)