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Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer User Guide

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Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer

Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer

 Important Safety Instructions

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN.

This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage constituting a risk of electric shock is present within your freezer. This symbol indicates that there are important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying your freezer.

WARNING

  1. Read these instructions.
  2. Keep these instructions.
  3. Heed all warnings.
  4. Follow all instructions.
  5. Do not use this appliance near water.
  6. Clean only with a damp cloth.
  7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install by the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
  11. Do not attempt to modify or extend the power cord of this appliance.
  12. Unplug this appliance during lightning storms or when it will not be used for long periods.
  13. Make sure that the available AC power matches the voltage requirements of this appliance.
  14. Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This could result in an electric shock.
  15. Unplug the power cord by holding the plug, never by pulling the cord.
  16. Do not turn the appliance on or off by plugging or unplugging the power cord.
  17. Turn off the appliance before unplugging it.
  18. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the appliance has been damaged in any way, such as the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the appliance, the appliance has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
  19. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain, moisture, dripping, or splashing, and no objects filled with liquids should be placed on top of it.

Electric Shock Hazard
Failure to follow these instructions can result in electric shock,  fire, or death.

  1. WARNING–Keep ventilation openings, both in the freezer enclosure and the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
  2. WARNING–Do not touch the interior of the freezer with wet hands. This could result in frostbite.
  3. WARNING–Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. WARNING–Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
  5. WARNING–Do not damage the refrigerant tubing when handling, moving, or using the freezer.
  6. WARNING–DANGER—Never allow children to play with, operate, or crawl inside the freezer.
    Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old freezer:
  7. Take off the doors
  8. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside
  9. Unplug the freezer before carrying out user maintenance on it.
  10. This freezer can be used by children aged eight years and older and persons with reduced physical or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they are given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the freezer in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children should not play with the freezer. Cleaning and maintenance should not be performed by children without supervision.
  11. If a part is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or similar qualified persons to avoid a hazard.
  12. Please dispose of the freezer according to local regulations as the freezer contains flammable gas and refrigerant.
  13. Follow local regulations regarding disposal of the freezer due to flammable refrigerant and gas. All refrigeration products contain refrigerants, which under the guidelines of federal law must be removed before disposal. It is the consumer’s responsibility to comply with federal and local regulations when disposing of this product.
  14. This freezer is intended to be used in households and similar environments.
  15. Do not store or use gasoline or any flammable liquids inside or in the vicinity of this freezer.
  16. Do not use extension cords or ungrounded (two-prong) adapters with this freezer. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician install an outlet near the freezer. The use of an extension cord can negatively affect the freezer’s performance.

Grounding requirement
This freezer must be grounded. This freezer is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be inserted into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the freezer is properly grounded.

Features

Package contents

  • 3.5, 5, 7, or 10.2 cubic foot chest freezer
  • Storage basket
  • User Guide

Exterior (NS-CZ70WH6 shown) 

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Setting up your freezer

Before using your freezer

  • Remove the exterior and interior packing.
  • Let the freezer stand upright for approximately two hours before connecting it to power. This reduces the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from improper handling during transportation.
  • Wash the inside with a damp, warm cloth and a baking soda solution (two tablespoons in a quart of water), then wipe dry with a dry cloth. Do this periodically to keep your freezer looking new.

Finding a suitable location

  • This freezer is designed to be free-standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
  • Place your freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the freezer when it is fully loaded.
  • Allow six inches (15 cm) of space between the back and sides of the freezer and any surrounding walls to allow for proper air ventilation. Adjust the feet to keep the freezer level.
  • Locate the freezer away from direct sunlight and sources of heat, such as a stove, heater, or radiator. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. Extremely cold temperatures may also prevent the freezer from performing properly.
  • Avoid locating the freezer in moist areas.

Providing a proper power supply
Check your local power source. This freezer requires a 115 V, 60 Hz power supply. Use a receptacle that accepts the grounding prong. The power cord is equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize the possibility of electric shock hazards from this freezer.

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Using your freezer
The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded. Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are instructions on the packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times.

Pre-packed commercially frozen food should be stored according to the frozen foods manufacturer’s instructions for a three-star frozen food storage compartment or home freezer. A storage basket is provided for the organization of odd-shaped items. To reach other packages in the freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out.

  1. The first time you turn the freezer on, adjust the temperature control to the setting you want and run for two to three hours before putting food in.
  2. After it is fully cooled, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. Settings include MIN, MAX, and OFF.

Notes:

  • Turning the temperature control to OFF stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the freezer.
  • If the freezer is unplugged, loses power, or is turned off, you must wait three to five minutes before restarting it. The freezer will not start if you attempt to restart it sooner.
  • Large amounts of food lower the cooling efficiency of the freezer.
  • If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust the thermostat control by one increment at a time. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize between adjustments.

Defrosting your freezer
For your freezer to operate most efficiently and with minimum energy consumption, it should be defrosted when the frost on the freezer walls is more than .2 to .4 inches (5 to 10 mm) thick. To minimize food spoilage, choose a time when your stock of frozen food is low. The instructions regarding the care of frozen foods should be followed when defrosting the freezer. Defrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the top open helps speed up the process.

CAUTIONS:

  • Do not use boiling water to defrost your freezer because it may damage the plastic parts. You can use warm water to speed up the process.
  • Never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils and will void the warranty.
  1. Remove the frozen food from your freezer and place it in a refrigerator or cooler to protect the food.
  2. Turn the thermostat knob to OFF and unplug the freezer.
  3. During defrosting the ice melts into the cabinet, so remove the drain plug on the inside of the freezer, then place a shallow pan under the drain outlet so the defrost water can drain into something. Check the pan occasionally so that the water does not overflow.
  4. When your freezer has defrosted, clean the interior of the freezer, then replace the drain plug.
  5. Reset the thermostat to the desired setting, then allow the freezer to cool for one hour.
  6. Return the food to the freezer.

Maintaining your freezer

Your freezer is designed for year-round use with only minimal cleaning and maintenance. We recommend that you do the following every time you defrost it to keep your freezer running odor-free and efficiently.

CAUTION:
To prevent damage to the finish, do not use:

  • Gasoline, benzine, thinner, or other similar solvents.
  • Abrasive cleaners.
  1. Turn off the freezer and unplug it from the wall outlet.
  2. Remove all food.
  3. Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution.
  4. Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth soaked in a solution of one quart of water lukewarm water to two tablespoons of baking soda solution.
  5. Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
  6. Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.

Tips on saving energy

  • Locate your freezer in the coolest area of the room, away from heat-producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
  • Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing them in the freezer. Overloading the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality or spoil.
  • Wrap foods properly and wipe containers dry before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the freezer.
  • The freezer storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper towels. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
  • Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. Remove as many items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.

Troubleshooting

CAUTION:
Do not try to repair your freezer yourself. Doing so invalidates the warranty.

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Specifications

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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Definitions:
The Distributor* of Insignia branded products warrants to you, the original purchaser of this new Insignia-branded product (“Product”), that the Product shall be free of defects in the original manufacturer of the material or workmanship for one (1) year from the date of your purchase of the Product (“Warranty Period”).

For this warranty to apply, your Product must be purchased in the United States or Canada from a Best Buy branded retail store or online at www.bestbuy.com or www.bestbuy.ca and is packaged with this warranty statement.

How long does the coverage last?
The Warranty Period lasts for 1 year (365 days) from the date you purchased the Product. Your purchase date is printed on the receipt you received with the Product.

What does this warranty cover?
During the Warranty Period, if the original manufacture of the material or workmanship of the Product is determined to be defective by an authorized Insignia repair center or store personnel, Insignia will (at its sole option): (1) repair the Product with new or rebuilt parts, or(2) replace the Product at no charge with new or rebuilt comparable products or parts.

Products and parts replaced under this warranty become the property of Insignia and are not returned to you. If service of Products or parts is required after the Warranty Period expires, you must pay all labor and parts charges. This warranty lasts as long as you own your Insignia Product during the Warranty Period. Warranty coverage terminates if you sell or otherwise transfer the Product.

How to obtain warranty service?
If you purchased the Product at a Best Buy retail store location or from a Best Buy online website (www.bestbuy.com or www.bestbuy.ca), please take your original receipt and the  Product to any Best Buy store. Make sure that you place the Product in its original packaging or packaging that provides the same amount of protection as the original packaging. To obtain warranty service, in the United States and Canada call 1-877-467-4289. Call agents may diagnose and correct the issue over the phone.

Where is the warranty valid?
This warranty is valid only in the United States and Canada at Best Buy branded retail stores or websites to the original purchaser of the product in the country where the original purchase was made.

What does the warranty not cover?
This warranty does not cover:

  • Customer instruction/education
  • Installation
  • Set up adjustments
  • Cosmetic damage
  • Damage due to weather, lightning, and other acts of God, such as power surges
  • Accidental damage
  • Misuse
  • Abuse
  • Negligence
  • Commercial purposes/use, including but not limited to use in a place of business or communal areas of a multiple dwelling condominium or apartment complex, or otherwise used in a place other than a private home.
  • Modification of any part of the Product, including the antenna
  • Display panel damaged by static (non-moving) images applied for lengthy periods (burn-in).
  • Damage due to incorrect operation or maintenance
  • Connection to an incorrect voltage or power supply
  • Attempted repair by any person not authorized by Insignia to service the Product
  • Products sold “as is” or “with all faults”
  • Consumables, including but not limited to batteries (i.e. AA, AAA, C, etc.)
  • Products where the factory-applied serial numbers have been altered or removed
  • Loss or Theft of this product or any part of the product
  • Display panels containing up to three (3) pixel failures (dots that are dark or incorrectly illuminated) grouped in an area smaller than one-tenth (1/10) of the display size or up to five (5) pixel failures throughout the display. (Pixel-based displays may contain a limited number of pixels that may not function normally.)
  • Failures or Damage caused by any contact including but not limited to liquids, gels, or pastes.

REPAIR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. INSIGNIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR THE BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST DATA, LOSS OF USE OF YOUR PRODUCT, LOST BUSINESS, OR LOST PROFITS.

INSIGNIA PRODUCTS MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE PRODUCT, ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE WARRANTY PERIOD.

SOME STATES, PROVINCES, AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO  YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.

Contact Insignia:

  • 1-877-467-4289 www.insigniaproducts.com
  • INSIGNIA is a trademark of Best Buy and its affiliated companies.
  • Distributed by Best Buy Purchasing, LLC
  • 7601 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423 U.S.A.
  • ©2019 Best Buy. All rights reserved.

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Faqs About Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer

What sizes are available in the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer?

Insignia NS Series Chest Freezers come in various sizes ranging from small to large, typically measured in cubic feet. Common sizes include 5, 7, and 10 cubic feet.

What are the dimensions of the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer?

Dimensions vary depending on the specific model, but generally, they’re designed to fit in various spaces such as kitchens, garages, or basements. Specific measurements can be found in the product specifications.

Is the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer energy-efficient?

Insignia chest freezers are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They typically feature energy-saving technology to minimize electricity consumption while keeping your items frozen.

Does the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer have a warranty?

Yes, Insignia typically offers a limited warranty on their chest freezers. The duration and coverage of the warranty may vary, so it’s essential to check the warranty details provided with the specific model.

Can the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer be used in a garage?

Yes, many models of the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer are suitable for use in garages. However, it’s essential to check the user manual or specifications to ensure the freezer can operate in the ambient temperatures commonly found in garages.

Does the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer have a defrost function?

Yes, most models of the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer feature a manual or automatic defrost function to prevent ice buildup and maintain optimal cooling efficiency.

How noisy is the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer?

In general, Insignia chest freezers are designed to operate quietly. However, noise levels can vary depending on factors such as the model’s size and the location of the compressor. It’s often described as a low hum.

Is the temperature adjustable in the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer?

Yes, most models of the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer allow you to adjust the temperature settings to suit your needs. This feature helps you customize the freezing conditions for different types of food items.

How do I clean the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer?

Cleaning instructions are typically provided in the user manual. In general, you can clean the interior with a mild detergent and water solution, followed by rinsing and drying thoroughly. It’s essential to unplug the freezer and remove all food items before cleaning.

Can the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer be used for long-term food storage?

Yes, the Insignia NS Series Chest Freezer is suitable for long-term food storage. Its efficient cooling system helps maintain stable temperatures, preserving the quality of frozen food items for extended periods.

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