Avanti EC152BH Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Model Numbers/ Nos. de Modelo:
EC152BH
THERMOELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERADOR TERMOELECTRICO
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
La sección en español empieza en la página 13.
Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and specifications
without notice.
Avanti Products, A Division of the Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
www.avantiproducts.com
REFRIGERATOR SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual for your appliance. Always read
and obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that
can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety
Alert Symbol and either the words ” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in severe
personal injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in extensive
product damage, serious personal injury, or
death.
Caution means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in minor or
moderate personal injury, property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert to know what potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of
injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES
Before the refrigerator is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as
described in this manual,so read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock or injury when using the refrigerator, follow basic precaution,
including the following:
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Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and
do not use an extension cord.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use
receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the
unit is disconnected.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can
result in electrical shock or death.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your refrigerator unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
FOLLOW WARNING CALL OUTS BELOW ONLY WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR MODEL
Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below
90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain,
water spray or drips.
The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical connections in accordance with state and local
codes. A standard electrical supply (115 V AC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in accordance with
the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is required.
Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of refrigerator.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
It is important for the refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make
several adjustments to level it.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may
damage or discolor the interior.
Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
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HELP US HELP YOU...
Read this guide carefully.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new refrigerator properly.
You'll find them on a plate located on the rear
outside wall of the refrigerator.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or you need
more assistance, please call:
Please write these numbers here:
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Date of Purchase
Avanti Customer Service
800-220-5570
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Model Number
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
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Serial Number
CAUTION:
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your refrigerator.
THIS REFRIGERATOR IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR THE STORAGE
OF MEDICINE OR OTHER
MEDICAL PRODUCTS.
If you received a damaged refrigerator,
immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the refrigerator.
Save time and money. Before you call for
service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It
lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send it to:
We're proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are some
steps to follow for further assistance.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
refrigerator. Explain why you are not pleased.
In most cases, this will solve the problem.
Customer Service
Avanti Products
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172 USA
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Refrigerator Safety
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Important Safeguides
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Help Us Help You
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Parts and Features
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Important Safety Instructions
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Installation Instructions
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Before Using Your Appliance
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Installation of Your Appliance
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Electrical Connection
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Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
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Operating Your Appliance
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Temperature Control
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Interior Light
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Care and Maintenance
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Defrosting Your Appliance
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Cleaning Your Appliance
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Power Failure
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Vacation Time
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Moving Your Appliance
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Energy Saving Tips
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Troubleshooting Guide
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Service for Your Appliance
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Wiring Diagram
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Your Avanti Products Warranty
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Instrucciones en Español
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Registration Information and Registration Card
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PARTS & FEATURES
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Temperature Control Knob
Light
Lock Bracket
Dry Storage Compartment
Shelf (Large – 1 Total )
Cooling System Fan Cover
Shelf (Small – 1 Total)
Light Switch (Door Activated)
Leveling Legs
Door Liner
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Wooden Exterior Cabinet
Wooden Exterior Door
Lock (Interior View)
Small Bottle Rack
Door Gasket
Large Bottle Rack (2 Liter Capacity)
Ventilation Hole with Cover (Exterior)
Door Handle
Lock (Exterior View)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury
when using your refrigerator, follow these basic
precautions:
Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
appliances are still dangerous . . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days”.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator: Take off the door. Leave the shelf in place so
that children may not easily climb inside.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other refrigerator. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Do not repair or replace any part of the refrigerator or attempt any servicing unless specifically
recommended in the user-maintenance instructions or in published user-repair instructions.
Replace the fuse with the same type.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Before Using Your Refrigerator
Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
• 2 Shelves (1 Large, 1 Small)
• 2 Keys
• 1 Instruction manual
• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
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Installing Your Refrigerator
This refrigerator uses thermoelectric refrigeration technology (no compressor) and is
not designed for storage in hot areas like garages, warehouses or outdoors since it is
designed to operate at an average of 30 degrees below the ambient temperature of
(75º-78ºF / 24º- 26ºC).
• This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in
(Fully recessed).
• Place your refrigerator on a floor that is strong enough to support the refrigerator when it is
fully loaded.
• Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the refrigerator, which allows the
proper air circulation to cool the heat sink.
• Locate the refrigerator away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator,
etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical
consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the refrigerator not to
perform properly.
• Avoid locating the refrigerator in moist areas.
• Plug the refrigerator into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall outlet. Do not under
any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Any questions
concerning power and/or grounding should be directed toward a certified electrician or an
authorized Avanti Products service center.
• After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3 hours before
placing food in the refrigerator compartment.
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Electrical Connection
Warning
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is
damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Avanti Products service center.
This refrigerator should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this refrigerator is
equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the
possibility of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
This refrigerator requires a standard 115/120 Volt A.C. ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong
ground.
The cord should be secured behind the refrigerator and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight
out from the receptacle.
Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified
electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance.
OPERATING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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Temperature Control
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Setting the Temperature Control
• Your refrigerator has only one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control
is located on the upper right hand corner of the compartment.
• To control the internal temperature, adjust the control knob according to the ambient
temperature or purpose of use.
• The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “HI”.
• The range of the temperature control is from position "OFF” to “HI”.
• After 24 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The
setting of “MED” should be appropriate for home or office refrigerator use.
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• After 24 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The setting of
“MED” should be appropriate for home or office refrigerator use.
TO PREVENT LIQUIDS FROM FREEZING YOU MUST ADJUST THE
TEMPERATURE CONTROL TO THE MEDIUM SETTING AFTER THE INITIAL 24
HOUR PERIOD OF USE.
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NOTE:
Turning the temperature control to "OFF" position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the
power to the appliance.
 Interior Light
This refrigerator is provided with a LED light located on the upper right hand corner of the
compartment. The light will be on when the door is opened and be off when the door is closed.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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Defrosting Your Refrigerator
This model uses a thermoelectric cooling system with automatic defrosting system so there is no
need to defrost it manually.
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Cleaning Your Refrigerator
UNPLUG the refrigerator, and remove the shelves.
Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be
about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
• Wash the shelf with a mild detergent solution.
• The outside of the refrigerator should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
• Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning the area of the controls, or any
electrical parts.
• Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth.
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CAUTION
Failure to unplug the refrigerator could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
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Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
refrigerator if you minimize the number of times the door is opened. If the power is going to be off for
a longer period of time, you need to take the proper steps to protect your food.
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Vacation Time
Short vacations: Leave the refrigerator operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
Long vacations: If the appliance 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 door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary.
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Moving Your Refrigerator
Remove all the food.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your refrigerator.
Tape the door shut.
Protect the outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.
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Energy Saving Tips
The refrigerator should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances, and out of the direct sunlight.
• Overload the refrigerator forces the thermoelectric cooling system to run longer.
• Reduce door openings and extended searches, remove as many item as needed at one time,
and close the door as soon as possible.
• One characteristic of thermoelectric units is the length of time it requires to recover from
having the door opened and shut frequently. It may be necessary to wait longer for the
temperature to return to its former level once the door has been opened for too long. This is
normal for the type of unit.
• Thermoelectric technology costs just pennies to operate. It is environmentally friendly due to
the lack of CFC’s.
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR REFRIGERATOR?
You can solve many common refrigerator problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service
call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Refrigerator does not operate.
Refrigerator is not cold enough.
The light does not work.
Vibrations.
The door will not close properly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The appliance temperature control is set at “OFF”
position.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The refrigerator does not have the correct
clearances.
Abnormal voltage.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The LED light has burned out.
Check to assure that the refrigerator is level.
The refrigerator is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves, bins, or baskets are out of position.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti refrigerators. With the purchase of your Avanti
refrigerator, you can be confident that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the Avanti
Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
Product Information
800-323-5029
Part Orders
800-220-5570
In-Home Repair Service
800-220-5570
AVANTI PRODUCTS CUSTOMER SERVICES
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home, by personal
check, money order, Master Card, or Visa.
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your refrigerator inside and out.
WIRING DIAGRAM
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YOUR Avanti Products WARRANTY
Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of
original purchase date is needed to obtain
service under warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED
LIMITED ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
For one year from the date of
purchase by the original owner, Avanti
Products will, at its option, repair or
replace any part of the refrigerator,
which proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal
use.
During this period Avanti
Products will provide all parts and
labor necessary to correct such
defects free of charge, so long as the
refrigerator has been installed and
operated in accordance with the
written instructions in this manual. In
rental or commercial use, the warranty
period is 90 days. Avanti Products will
provide you with a reasonably similar
replacement product that is either new
or factory refurbished
All Avanti
Appliances of 3.5 cubic feet capacity
or less must be brought/sent to the
appliance service shop for repair.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
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Content losses of food due to spoilage.
Incidental or consequential damages.
Parts and labor costs for the following will
not be considered as warranty:
Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or
frames.
Inner door panels, door shelves, door
rails, and/or door supports.
Light and/or plastic housing.
Plastic cabinet liners.
Punctured evaporator that voids the
warranty on the complete sealed system.
Shipping and handling costs associated
with the replacement of the unit.
Repairs performed by unauthorized
servicers.
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Service calls that do not involve defects in
material or workmanship such as
customer education, door reversal, or
proper installation.
Surcharges including, but not limited to,
any after hour, weekend, or holiday
service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or
mileage expense for service calls to
remote areas, including the State of
Alaska.
Service calls that are related to external
problems, such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate electrical power, accidents,
fire, floods, or acts of God.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting
circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose.
This warranty does not apply outside the
Continental USA.
INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL
INSTALACION
Retire los accesorios de empaque (plásticos protectores, cartón y tiras engomadas). Limpie el
exterior con un trapo suave y seco, y el interior con un trapo húmedo y tibio.
UBICACION
1. Seleccione un lugar con un piso firme y nivelado.
2. Su refrigerador requiere ventilación. Deje un espacio mínimo de 5” hacia arriba y espacio
suficiente en el respaldo para permitir la circulación de aire.
3. Las bodegas termoelétricas necesitan cierto tiempo de recuperación cuando la puerta se
abre y se deja abierta por mucho tiempo. Esto es normal para este tipo de unidad.
4. Evite luz directa del sol o calor. La luz directa del sol puede afectar la capa de pintura. Las
fuentes de calor en su proximidad causarán un consumo mayor de electricidad.
5. Para un mejor desempeño, nivele el refrigerador utilizando las patas ajustables o tornillos
niveladores.
INSTRUCCIONES PARA LA CONECCION A TIERRA
Este aparato electrodoméstico debe estar conectado a tierra. En caso de un cortocircuito eléctrico, la
conección a tierra reduce el riesgo de choque eléctrico proporcionando un cable de escape para la
corriente eléctrica. Este aparato viene equipado con un cordón que posee un cable a tierra con un
enchufe de conección a tierra. Este enchufe debe estar conectado en un tomacorriente instalado
correctamente y conectado a tierra.
ADVERTENCIA
El uso inadecuado del enchufe de conección a tierra puede resultar en un riesgo de choque eléctrico.
Consulte con un electricista si no comprende bien las instrucciones de conección a tierra o si existe
alguna duda sobre si el aparato está conectado a tierra correctamente.
NO USE UN CORDON DE EXTENSION ELECTRICA
Use un tomacorriente de pared exclusivo. No conecte su refrigerador a cordones de prolongación
eléctrica o junto a cualquier otro electrodoméstico en el mismo tomacorriente de pared.
ADVERTENCIA IMPORTANTE:
Un refrigerador vacío es una atracción muy peligrosa para los niños. Quite los sellos magnéticos,
puertas o cerraduras de todo electrodoméstico que esté en uso.
OPERACION
OPERACION
Enchufe el cable a la toma de corriente, que debe ser 115-120v A/C, 10 AMP ó más. Para evitar
Enchufe el cable a la toma de corriente, que debe ser 115-120v A/C, 10 AMP ó más. Para evitar
vibraciones, la caja debe estar bien nivelada. Para encender el refrigerador, gire el control de
vibraciones, la caja debe estar bien nivelada. Para encender el refrigerador, gire el control de
temperatura a la posición “HI”. Para prevenir la congelación de liquidos mueva el dial a la posición “MED”
temperatura a la posición “HI”. Después de 24 horas, gire la perilla a la posición deseada. Se
después de las primeras 24 horas de uso.
recomienda la posición “MED” bajo condiciones normales.
LUZ INTERIOR
LUZ INTERIOR
Su refrigerador tiene luz interior que encenderá cuando abre la puerta y se apagará cuando se cierra.
Su refrigerador tiene luz interior que encenderá cuando abre la puerta y se apagará cuando se cierra.
COMO DESCONGELAR
Coloque el dial del termostato “OFF” (apagado). El descongelado generalmente tarda pocas horas.
Para descongelar rápido vacío el refrigerador y deje la puerta abierta. Nunca use un cuchillo u otro
instrumento metálico para rascar el hielo o la escarcha del congelador.
CUIDADOS EN LOS PERIODOS DE AUSENCIA
• Para cortos períodos de ausencia (menos de 21 días) el congelador podrá quedar
funcionando. Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición mínima.
• En períodos de ausencia más largos, se aconseja dejar el refrigerador limpio y
desconectado.
• Saque todo lo que tenga adentro del refrigerador y haga el deshielo y la limpieza general.
También retire las cubeteras, limpie bien y séquelas internamente.
• Deje la puerta entreabierta para que penetre el aire y así evitar la formación de olores.
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ECONOMIA DE ENERGIA
• Evite dejar por mucho tiempo la puerta abierta.
• Evite aperturas frecuentes de la puerta.
• Nunca coloque alimentos calientes dentro del refrigerador. Espere que estén a una
temperatura ambiental.
• Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición adecuada.
SI USTED SE VA DE VACACIONES
• Saque todos los artículos del refrigerador-congelador si Ud. se va de vacaciones por un mes
o más.
• Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien.
• Deje la puerta abierta para evitar la formación de olores, condensación o moho.
SI USTED SE MUDA
• Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien. Saque todas las
partes movibles y empaquételas para que no se muevan durante la transportación.
• Cierre la puerta del refrigerador y séllela con cinta adhesiva.
• Asegúrese que el refrigerador va parado durante el viaje y cúbralo con una frazada.
COMO CAMBIAR LA DIRECCION DE APERTURA DE LA PUERTA
EN CASO DE QUE NECESITE CAMBIAR EL LADO DE APERTURA DE LA PUERTA, POR FAVOR
CONSULTE AL SERVICIO POSVENTA DE SU LOCALIDAD O AL EMPLEADO QUE LE VENDIO LA
UNIDAD.
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this card and return it within 100
days of purchase and receive these important benefits to the following address:
Avanti Products, A Division of The Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152 USA
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help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.
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We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet
your future needs.
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