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Beaumark BFC07M4HW Series Owner's Manual

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Freezer Owner's Guide

Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

Record the Model No. and Serial No. of this freezer in the space provided below.

Model No. ______________________________________________

Serial No. ______________________________________________

Keep these numbers for future reference.


Keep a copy of your bill of sale. The date on the bill establishes

the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your
best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.



Important Safety Instructions


First Steps


Setting the Temperature Control


Freezer Optional Features


Care and Cleaning


Power Failure/Freezer Failure


Energy Saving Ideas


Avoid Service Checklist



This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use
the freezer only as instructed in this Owner’s Guide.

Versión en español

Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del Usuario, sírvase escribir la
dirección que se incluye a continuación. Solicite la P/N 297080700.

Spanish Owner's Guides
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P. O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917


P/N 297237200  (0108)


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Read all instructions before using this freezer.

For Your  Safety

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.

Child Safety

Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after
the freezer is unpacked. Children should never use these items for play. Cartons
covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight
chambers and can quickly cause suffocation.

A child might suffocate if he crawls into a freezer to hide or play.  

See Proper

Freezer Disposal left.  Many communities have laws requiring you to take this safety

Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the shelves during shipping. Small
objects are a choke hazard to children.

Electrical Information

These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in
the design of this freezer will operate properly.
• Refer to the serial plate for correct electrical rating. 

 The power cord of the

appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for protection against
shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into its own properly grounded three-
prong receptacle, protected with a 15 amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with the local codes and ordinances.
Consult a qualified electrician. Receptacles with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters



use an extension cord or an adapter


• If voltage varies by 10 percent or more, freezer performance may be affected.

Operating the freezer with insufficient power can damage the motor. Such damage
is not covered under the warranty. If you suspect your household voltage is high or
low, consult your power company for testing.

• To prevent the freezer from being turned off accidentally, do not  plug the unit into

an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord.

• Do not pinch, knot, or bend the power cord in any manner.

Other Precautions

• To defrost freezer, always unplug the unit first.
• Never unplug the freezer by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly

and pull straight out from the receptacle.

• Turning the control to OFF turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect power

to other electrical components.

Important Safety

© 2008  Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Proper Disposal of Your


                    Risk of child entrap-
m e n t .   C h i l d   e n t r a p m e n t   a n d
suffocation are not problems of the past.
Junked or abandoned refrigerators or
freezer are still dangerous — even if they
will sit for “just a few days.”  If you are
getting rid of your old refrigerator or
freezer, please follow the instructions
below to help prevent accidents.


*Remove doors.

*Leave shelves in
   place so children
   may not easily
   climb inside.

Avoid fire hazard or

electric shock.  Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.  Do not remove
any prong from the power cord.


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First Steps


Unpacking and Leveling  - 

Upright Freezers

Before starting the freezer, follow these important first steps:


• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
• For the most efficient operation, the freezer should be located where surround-

ing temperatures will not exceed 110°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and
below will NOT affect freezer operation.  Additional compressor heaters are not

Allow space around the unit for good air circulation. Leave a 3 inch (75 mm)
on all sides of the freezer for adequate circulation.


The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor. The floor
must be strong enough to support a fully loaded freezer. Check the cabinet with
a level from side to side. After discarding the crating screws and wood base, level
the cabinet.

To Level Upright Unit:

Once leveled, slightly raise adjustment of front feet so the door closes easily when
opened about halfway.

To Level Chest Unit:

If needed, add metal or wood shims between feet pads and floor.


• Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and exterior with mild detergent

and warm water. Wipe dry. 



Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments, which can scratch the
appliance surface when removing adhesive labels.  Any glue left from the tape
can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the
residue with the sticky side of tape already removed. 



Door Removal 

(upright models)

If door must be removed to fit through narrow doorways:
1. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a throw rug or blanket.
2. Remove base panel (some models) by unscrewing two screws from front of

base panel. (Figure 1)

3. At top of cabinet, remove plastic top hinge cover.

4. Remove screws from top hinge.

5. Remove top hinge from cabinet.  Lift door off lower hinge pin.

6. After door is removed, remove the two screws from bottom hinge.

7. To replace door, reverse above order, and securely tighten all screws to prevent

hinge slippage.

Figure 1

Base Panel Screws

Hinge Screws


Cabinet Connector




Door Connector


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Setting the
Temperature Control

NOTE: Your freezer may have some, or all of the features listed below.
Become familiar with these features, and their use and care.

Power On Light

The Power On Light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to electrical
power. The light glows even when the temperature control is turned to OFF. If the
light goes out, refer to "Freezer does not run" in the Avoid Service Checklist.

Juice Can Rack

 (upright models)

The Juice Can Rack on the freezer door is specially ridged to store juice cans and
prevent them from rolling out of the shelf.

Security Lock with Pop-Out Key

This security lock fastens the door snugly, ensuring stored food is secure.  To lock or
unlock the freezer, push the key into the lock and turn. The key pops out of the lock
after it has been turned.

Power Defrost

The Power Defrost feature will defrost freezer in a fraction of the time usually
required.  To defrost, 

remove all food,

 and follow these steps.

1. Pull out Power Defrost Plunger.  Leave door open while defrosting. (Closing

freezer door will push in plunger and power defrost will be turned off.)

2. Push Power Defrost Plunger in to restart freezer after defrosting is completed.

Defrost Drain

The Defrost drain provides a method of draining water during defrosting and cleaning.
See "Defrosting" in Care and Cleaning Section.

Interior Light

The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.  To replace the light bulb,
turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord.  Replace the old
bulb with a bulb of the same wattage.

Slide-Out Basket 

(upright models)

The slide-out basket at the bottom of the freezer provides separate storage space for
items that are difficult to store on freezer shelves.  To remove the basket, pull out and
lift up.

Defrost Drain

Cool Down Period

For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the freezer to cool down completely. The
freezer will run continuously for the first several hours. Foods that are already
frozen may be placed in the freezer after the first few hours of operation. Unfrozen
foods should NOT be loaded into the freezer until the freezer has operated for 4
When loading the freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of fresh food per cubic foot of
freezer space at one time. Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the
freezer. It is not necessary to turn the control knob to a colder setting while freezing


Temperature Control

The temperature control is located inside the freezer on upright models, and on the
left outside wall on chest models. The temperature is factory preset to provide
satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is
adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction. If a
colder temperature is desired, turn the temperature control knob to coldest and allow
several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.

Power Defrost - 

Upright Freezers

Power Defrost Plunger - 

Chest Freezers

Freezer Optional

Cold Control


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Freezer Optional


Slide-Aside Basket

 (chest models)

This basket helps organize odd-shaped items. To reach other packages in the freezer,
slide the basket aside or lift out.

Fast Freezing Shelves 

(upright models)

These shelves contain cooling coils to freeze foods quickly and allow cold air to
constantly circulate throughout the freezer. Do not use sharp metal objects such as
ice picks or scrapers to clean the shelves. This could damage the shelves and reduce
their cooling ability. These shelves are not adjustable.

Drop Front Shelf

 (upright models)

The Drop Front Shelf, located at the bottom of the freezer, provides a separate
compartment for small irregular shaped items or large, bulky items. Lift the shelf front
up and out to remove.

Slide-Aside Basket

Care and Cleaning

Damp objects stick to

cold metal surfaces. Do not touch interior
metal surfaces with wet or damp hands.

Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost automatically, but should be
cleaned occasionally. Before cleaning or defrosting, unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet.

Between Defrostings

To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
Scrape with a pulling motion. Never use a metal instrument to remove frost.


It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when 1/4 to 1/2 inch of frost has
accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate faster on the upper part of the freezer
due to warm, moist air entering the freezer when the door is opened. Remove food
and leave the door open when defrosting the freezer.

On upright models

 with a defrost drain (Figure 1), remove the drain plug on the

inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out. To access the external drain
tube on models with a base panel, first remove the two screws from the base
panel.  Locate the drain tube near the left center under the freezer.  Place a
shallow pan under the drain tube. Defrost water will drain out. Check pan
occasionally so water does not overflow. Replace the drain plug when defrosting
and cleaning are completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the

On chest models 

 with a defrost drain, place a shallow pan beneath the drain

outlet (Figure 2). A one half inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain the
freezer directly into a floor drain (Figure 3). If your model is not equipped with an
adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware stores. Pull out the drain plug
inside the freezer, and pull off the outside defrost drain plug (Figure 4 on following
page). Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does not
overflow. Replace the drain plugs when defrosting is completed.

Figure 3

Figure 2



Drain Tube

Figure 1b

U09 Models Only

Drain Pan

Drain Tube

Figure 1a

Freezer must be un-

plugged (to avoid electrical hazard) from
power source when defrosting unit.


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Care and Cleaning


On models without a defrost drain,

 place towels or newspapers on the freezer

bottom to catch the frost. The frost will loosen and fall. Remove towels and/or

• If the frost is soft, remove by using a plastic scraper. If frost is glazed and hard, fill

deep pans with hot water and place them on the freezer bottom. Close the freezer
door. Frost should soften in about 15 minutes. Repeat this procedure if necessary.

Cleaning the Inside

After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a solution of two
tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.

Wash the removable parts and door gasket with the baking soda solution
mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry.  



metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any
surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.

Cleaning the Outside

Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food.

Vacation and Moving Tips

Short Vacations:


Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less than three


Long  Vacations:


 If the freezer will not be used for several months, remove all

food and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.  To prevent
odor and mold growth, leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if



Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.  Remove foods, then

defrost, and clean the freezer.  Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets,
and shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.  In the moving
vehicle, secure freezer in an upright position, and secure to prevent movement.
Also protect outside of freezer with a blanket, or similar item.

If leaving the freezer

door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.


Figure 4


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Power Failure/
Freezer Failure

Do not open freezer door
unnecessarily if freezer is
off for several hours.

Energy Saving Ideas

• The freezer should be located 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 in the freezer.

Overloading the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze
too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.

• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in

the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the freezer.

• Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper

toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less

• 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


If a power failure occurs,

 frozen foods will stay frozen for at least 24 hours if the

freezer is kept closed. If the power failure continues, pack seven or eight pounds
of dry ice into the freezer every 24 hours. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Dry Ice,"
"Dairies," or "Ice Cream Manufacturers" for local dry ice suppliers. Always wear
gloves and use caution when handling dry ice.

If the freezer has stopped operating,

 see "Freezer does not run" in the Avoid

Service Checklist Section of this manual. If you cannot solve the problem, call an
authorized servicer immediately.

If the freezer remains off for several hours, follow the directions above for the use
of dry ice during a power failure. If necessary, take the food to a local locker plant
until the freezer is ready to operate. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Frozen Food
Locker Plants."


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Avoid Service Checklist

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you both time and
expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

Check to be sure freezer is not plugged into a circuit that has ground fault interrupt.  If you
are unsure about the outlet, have it checked by a certified technician.

Temperature control is in the OFF position.  See Setting the Temperature Control Section.

Freezer may not be plugged in, or plug may be loose. Be sure plug is tightly pushed into
electrical outlet.

House fuse has blown, or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset circuit breaker, or replace
fuse with 15 amp. time delay fuse.

Power outage. Check house lights. Call local electric company.

Room or outside weather is hot. It is normal for the freezer to work harder under these

Freezer had recently been disconnected for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool
down completely.

Large amounts of warm or hot food have been stored recently. Warm food will cause the
freezer to run more until the desired temperature is reached.

Door is kept open too long or too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door
is opened. Open the door less often.

Freezer door may be slightly open. See Occurrence “Door Problems.”

Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted. Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the
door seal will cause freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired temperature.

Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.

Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a colder setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.

Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time
the door is opened. Open the door less often.

Door may be open slightly. See Occurrence section “Door Problems.”

Large amounts of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the freezer
has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.

Freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Freezer requires 4 hours to cool
down completely.

The exterior freezer walls can be as much as 30°F warmer than room temperature.  This is
normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.

Modern freezers have increased storage capacity and more even temperatures.  They require
a high efficiency compressor.  When the surrounding noise level is low, you might hear the
compressor running while it cools the interior.

Freezer operates at higher pressures during the start of the ON cycle. This is normal. Sound
will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.

Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound
will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.




Freezer runs too much or too long.

Temperatures inside the freezer are
too cold.

Temperatures inside the freezer are too

Temperature of external freezer
surface is warm.


Louder sound levels whenever
freezer is on.

Louder sound levels when compressor
comes on.

Popping or cracking sound when
compressor comes on.


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Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water

Vibrating or rattling noise.

Refrigerant (used to cool freezer) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.

Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly.  Level the unit.  Refer to
"Leveling" in the First Steps Section.

Moisture forms on inside freezer walls.


Moisture forms on outside of


Door will not close.




Floor is uneven or weak.  Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can
adequately support freezer.  Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of
the freezer.

Freezer is touching the wall.  Relevel the freezer or move freezer slightly. Refer to "Leveling"
in the First Steps Section.

Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.

Door is slightly open. See Occurrence “Door Problems.”

Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.

Door is slightly open, causing the cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from
outside. See “Door Problems” in the Occurrence Section.

Interior needs to be cleaned. Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.

Foods with strong odors are in the freezer. Cover the food tightly.

Freezer is not level. It rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. This condition can force the
cabinet out of square and misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section.

Floor is uneven or weak.  Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Level the floor
by using metal or wood shims under the freezer or brace floor supporting the freezer.

Light bulb is burned out. Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Freezer Features

No electric current is reaching the freezer. See Occurrence "Freezer Does Not Run."


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Email us at: helpandhomesolutions@hbc.com

P/N: 240537601



1 year:

Parts and labour. Excludes water filters. No food spoilage warranty.


1 year:

Parts and labour


1 year

Part and labour (excluding installation)


1 year:

Parts and labour (excluding installation).


1 year:

Parts and labour.


1 year:

Parts and labour.


1 year:

Parts and labour including cabinet liner or sealed system (consists of compressor,
condenser, evaporator, drier and tubing). No food spoilage warranty.


Pay cost (including service and labour charge) to repair or replace defective parts of the above mentioned


a) Products purchased and installed in Canada.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer’s model and serial numbers.
d) Parts and labour for 1 year.


a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass or light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than Authorized HBC Service Provider.
d) Improper installation, control setting and care of finish.


a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.

This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms
and conditions of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/
owner for this product.