Avanti RA756WT Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Model Numbers / No. de Modelos:
RA756WT – White Cabinet with White Doors.
RA757PST – Black Cabinet with Platinum Finish Doors.
REFRIGERATOR
(REFRIGERADOR)
CAUTION:
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY R ULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
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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
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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 r ead
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 you 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 ad apter, 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 o r
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
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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 sho uld not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical, water and drain 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.
All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installations .
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first
batch of cubes must be discarded.
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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Registration Information
? Protect your product:
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Avanti product on file to
help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.
? Promote better products:
We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet
your future needs.
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Model #
Serial #
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Address
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Date Purchased
Store/Dealer Name
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City
State
Zip
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Occupation
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Area Code
Phone Number
As Your Primary Residence, Do You:
?Own
?Rent
Did You Purchase An Additional Warranty:
?Extended
?Food Loss
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Reason For Choosing This Avanti Product:
Please indicate the most important factors
that influenced your decision to purchase
this product.
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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 ne w appliance properly.
You'll find them on a plate located on the
inside left wall the appliance.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or your
need more help, 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 appliance.
THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR THE STORAGE
OF MEDICINE OR OTHER
MEDICAL PRODUCTS.
If you received a damaged appliance,
immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the appliance.
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
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 help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send to:
Customer Service
Avanti Products
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Freezer Compartment
Freezer Wire Shelf
Refrigerator Compartment
Refrigerator Glass Shelves (3)
Crisper Glass Cover
Vegetable Crisper
Leveling Legs (2)
Temperature Control and Light
Egg Trays (2)
Door Bins (3)
Bottle retainer
Bottle Door Bin
Platinum Finish Doors ( RA757PST only)
White Finish Doors ( RA75 6W T only)
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Table of Contents
Refrigerator Safety
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Important Safeguides
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Registration Information and Registration Card
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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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Defrosting Your Appliance
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Using Your Ice Cube Trays
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The Freezer Compartment
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Care and Maintenance
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Cleaning Your Appliance
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Maintenance of Your Appliance
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Changing the Light Bulb
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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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Your Avanti Products Warranty
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Wiring Diagram
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Instrucciones en Español
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Important Safety Instructions
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury when using your appliance, follow
these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.
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 or freezer: Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
Never clean appliance 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 appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
? Before Using Your Appliance
? Remove the exterior and interior packing.
? Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
? 1 Ice Cube Tray
? 1 Plastic Scraper
? 4 Door Bins
? 3 Glass Refrigerator shelves
? 1 Wire Freezer shelf
? 1 Crisper
? 1 Crisper Cover
? 1 Bottle Retainer
? 2 Egg Trays
? Instruction Manual
? Before connecting the appliance to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2
hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling
during transportation.
? Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
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t e interior accessories are not correctly placed, rearrange them as described in
chapter “Parts and Features”
? Installation of Your Appliance
? Place your appliance on a floor that is strong enough to support the appliance when it is fully
loaded. To level your appliance, adjust the legs at the front of the appliance.
? Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the appliance, which allows the proper
air circulation to cool the compressor.
? Locate the appliance 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 appliance not to
perform properly.
? Avoid locating the appliance in moist areas. Too much moisture in the air will cause frost to
form quickly on the evaporator requiring more frequent defrosting of the appliance.
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? Electrical Connection
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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 appliance should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this appliance
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.
Plug the appliance 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.
Use of extension cords is not recommended.
This appliance requires a standard 115/120-volt, 60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong
ground.
The cord should be secured behind the appliance and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
? Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
This appliance has the capability of either opening the door from the left or right side.
The unit is delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire
to reverse the opening direction, please call customer service for reversal instructions.
OPERATING YOUR APPLIANCE
? Temperature Control
? Your appliance has only one control for regulating the
temperature in the fresh food and the freezer compartment.
The temperature control is located on the upper right hand
side of the fresh food section.
? The range of the temperature control is from position "1" the
warmest to "5" the coldest.
? The first time you turn the unit on set the temperature control
to “5” or the max-position.
? After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs.
The setting of “3” should be correct for home or office appliance use.
? Changes of the ambient temperature affect temperature in the interior of the appliance
(choose correct setting of the thermostat knob).
? To turn the thermostat off, turn the temperature control to "0".
NOTE:
? Turning the temperature control to "0" position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut
off the power to the appliance.
? If the unit is unplugged, power lost, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before
restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the appliance will not
start.
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? Interior Light
When you open the door the light will be ON automatically. When you close the door the
light will turn OFF automatically.
? Defrosting Your Appliance
? When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the
appliance compartment when the frost on the appliance walls is excessive or ¼ inch thick.
There is no need to defrost the refrigerator, because ice depositing on the inner back
wall is defrosted automatically. Ice is depositing on the inner back wall during the
compressor operation; later on, when the compressor is not operating ice is
defrosting and water drops collect and drain through the outlet in the inner back wall
into the drain pan situated above the compressor, from where it evaporates.
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CAUTION
Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never
use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils
and will void the warranty. We recommend using the plastic scraper.
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A few hours before defrosting set the thermostat to position 5, so foods are well frozen.
Reset the thermostat to 0 position and disconnect the power supply.
Remove the frozen food from the appliance and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
Leave the door open for a while so that you can easy scrape off the frost.
Use a plastic scraper but be careful not to damage the inner surfaces of the freezer.
Wipe up the scraped frost and ice before it is completely defrosted.
? Using Your Ice Cube Trays
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Recommended thermostat setting for ice making is position 5.
Fill the ice cube tray (two thirds of it) with cold water or with any liquid
suitable for freezing and place the tray on the bottom of the freezer to
freeze properly.
Dry the tray, otherwise it may stick to the bottom of the freezer.
The b est method to get ice cubes out of the tray is to hold the tray
under cold tap water for a second.
To eject the ice cubes from the trays, place over the ice bucket and twist slightly
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? Freezing Fresh Foods
? Proper use of the appliance, adequately packed food, correct temperature and taking into
account hygienic precautions will substantially influence the quality of freezing the food or
string of the frozen foods.
? Carefully select food you intend to freeze; it should be of adequate quality and suitable for
freezing.
? Use correct packaging and wrap it right.
? The packaging should be airtight and shouldn’t leak since this could cause substantial vitamin
loss and dehydration of foods.
? Foils and bags should be soft enough to tightly wrap around the foods.
? When preparing foods to be frozen, consider sanitary precautions.
? Mark packages with following data: kind and amount of foods and the date of loading.
? It is most Important that the food is frozen as quickly as possible.
? If the loading amount is too large, the quality of freezing is reduced which affects the quality of
frozen foods.
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? Freezing Procedure
? 24 hours before loading the freezer with fresh foods to be frozen, set the thermostat to
position 5. Put packages on the shelf and let them freeze 24 hours. After ol ading the
packages of fresh foods reset the thermostat, if necessary, to operating temperature and
reload the frozen packages to the bottom shelf.
? The next time you want to freeze fresh foods, repeat the freezing procedure and be careful
that packages with fresh foods do not touch frozen packages.
? For freezing smaller amount of foods (up to 2 lbs.) there is no need to change the thermostat
setting.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
? Cleaning Your Appliance
? Turn the temperature control to "0", unplug the appliance, and remove the food, shelves, and
trays.
? Wash the inside with warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2
tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
? Wash the shelves and trays with a mild detergent solution. Plastic parts cannot be washed in
a dishwasher.
? The outside of the appliance should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
? The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty.
? Clean the drain pan on the refrigerator compressor. Do not remove the drain pan.
? After cleaning, connect the appliance to power supply and reload the packages.
? Maintenance of Your Appliance
? Changing the Light Bulb
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Unplug the AC power cord from the wall.
Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
Remove the light bulb cover.
Unscrew the bulb.
Replace with a 10 watts bulb that is the same shape
and size.
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Replace the light bulb cover and tighten screw.
? Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the
temperature of your appliance 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.
? Vacation Time
During long absences, remove all the food; unplug your appliance, clean your appliance, and
leave the door slightly open to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold, or odors.
? Moving Your Appliance
? Remove all the food.
? Securely tape down all loose items inside your appliance.
? Turn the leveling screws up to the base to avoid damage.
? Tape the doors shut.
? Be sure the appliance stays in the upright position during transportation.
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? Energy Saving Tips
? The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.
? Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the appliance. Overloading the
appliance 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 appliance.
This cuts down on frost build-up inside the appliance.
? Appliance storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling.
Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the appliance 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.
? Try not to open the door too often, especially when the weather i s wet and hot.
? Every so often check if the appliance is sufficiently ventilated.
? Ice and frost layer increase energy consumption, so clean the appliance as soon as the layer is
¼” thick.
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR APPLIANCE?
You can solve many common appliance 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
Appliance does not operate.
Appliance does not cool.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.
The light does not work.
Vibrations.
The appliance seems to make too much noise.
The door will not close properly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blown fuse.
The appliance temperature control is set at “0”
Condenser coil at the back of the unit is dirty.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the
appliance.
The door is open too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The appliance does not have the correct
clearances. (5” to both sides and back of unit)
The home circuit breaker or fuse has tripped.
The appliance is unplugged.
The bulb has burned out (see the maintenance
section for the replacement procedure).
Check to assure that the appliance is level.
The rattling noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerant, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling
sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in your
appliance.
Contraction and e xpansion of the inside walls
may cause popping and crackling noises.
The appliance is not level.
The appliance is not level.
The doors were 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 APPLIANCE
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti appliances. With the purchase of your Avanti
appliance, you can have the confidence 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.
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.
You may order these items by personal check,
money order, Master Card, or Visa.
In -Home Repair Service
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
800-220-5570
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your appliance inside and out.
Product Information
800-323-5029
Part Orders
800-220-5570
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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
LIMITED SECOND THROUGH
FIFTH YEAR WARRANTY
For the second through the fifth year from date
of original purchase, Avanti Products will
provide a replacement compressor free of
charge due to a failure. You are responsible
for the service labor and freight charges. In
rental or commercial use, the limited
compressor warranty is one year and nine
months. Cost to move the appliance to the
servicers’ shop and back to the user's home,
as may be required, are the user's
responsibility.
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 appliance
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
appliance 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. All Avanti
appliances of 3.5 cubic foot capacity
or less must be brought/sent to the
applicable 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.
Chest appliance lid liners.
Vegetable crispers.
Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
Plastic cabinet liners.
Punctured evaporator that voids the
warranty on the complete sealed system.
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Repairs pe rformed by unauthorized
servicers.
Service calls that do not involve defects in
material or workmanship such as
customer education, door reversal, or
proper installation.
Service calls that are related to external
problems, such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate electrical power, accidents,
fire, floods, or acts of God.
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.
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 outside the
Continental USA.
Wiring Diagram
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? INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGURIDAD
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El model contiene R134A (el refrigerante isobutano), un gas natural respetuoso con el medio
ambiente pero también inflamable. Al transportar o instalar la unidad se debe tener cuidado de no
dañar ninguno de los componentes del sistema de refrigeraci ó n. En caso de daño se debe evitar
la exposici ón al fuego o fuentes de ignici ó n y se debe ventilar la habitació n en la que se
encuentra la unidad durante unos minutos.
No utilizar aparatos mecánicos o sistemas artificiales para acelerar el proceso de
descongelamiento.
No utilizar aparatos eléctricos en la parte de almacenaje de comida.
Si se utiliza este aparato para sustituir a otro que cuenta con cierre se debe romper o quitar dicho
cierre como dedida de seguridad antes de guardarlo, para así evi tar que los niños se queden
encerrados dentro del lugar.
Las neveras y los congeladores viejos contienen gases aislantes y de refrigeración que se deben
eliminar adecuadamente. La eliminaci ón de una unidad debe ser realizada por un servicio
especializado, y cualquier duda debe ser consultada a las autoridades locales o al proveedor. Es
preciso asegurarse de que los conductos de su aparato de refrigeración no resultan dañados
antes de que los recoja el equipo encargado.
AVISO IMPORTANTE:
Por favor, lea atentamente este manual antes de proceder a la instalaci ón y al encendido de este
aparato. El fabricante no se hará responsable de las instalaciones defectuosas o del uso
incorrecto del aparato, tal como se describe en este manual.
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No utilise adaptadores que puedan provocar el sobrecalentamiento del aparato o inclusive un
incendio.
No utilise cables de suministro de energía viejos o deformados.
No retuerza o doble los cables.
No permita que los niños jueguen con el aparato. Los niños nunca deben sentarse en los
estantes ni colgarse de la puerta.
No utilise objetos metálicos afilados para extraer el hielo del congelador: podrían perforar el
circuito del refrigerador y, provocar un daño irreparable al aparato. Utilise la espátula de plástico
suministrada.
No enchufe el tomacorriente con las manos húmedas.
No coloque recipientes (botellas de cristal o latas) con líquidos en el congelador, sobre todo
líquidos con gas, ya que podrían provovar que el recipiente explote durante le congelación.
Las botellas que contengan un alto porcentaje de alcohol, deberán estar debidamente cerradas y
deben ser colocadas verticalmente en el refrigerador.
No toque las superficies congeladas, especialmente si tiene las manos mojadas ya que podría
producir quemaduras o heridas.
? LA INSTALACION Y ENCENDIDO DEL APARATO
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Este refrigerador se conecta a 120v y 60 ciclos.
Podrá disponer de la ayuda necesaria para instalar y poner en marcha su refrigerador sin ningún
costo adicional.
Antes de realizar la conexión al suministro de corriente eléctrica, asegúrese de que el voltaje que
aparece en la etiqueta corresponda al voltaje del sistema eléctrico de su hogar.
Si la clavija no sirve para las base de enchufe de que dispone, cambie la clavija del enchufe del
refrigerador a una correcta (al menos 10A).
Inserte la clavija en la base de enchufe con una toma a tierra apropiada. Si la base de enchufe
no tiene una toma a tierra, sugerimos que llame a un electricista para que la ayude.
El fabricante no se hace responsable por los posibles f allos al completar la toma a tierra, tal como
se describe en este manual.
No coloque el aparato en un lugar en el que esté expuesto a la luz directa del sol.
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No lo use en lugares al aire libre y no permita que se exponga a la lluvia.
Coloque el refrigerador lejos de toda fuente de calor y en un lugar ventilado. El refrigerador debe
estar colocado a una distancia de por lo menos 50 cm de radiadores, estufas de gas o de carbón,
y a una distancia de 5 cm de las estufas eléctricas.
No ponga nada encima del refrigerador, y si lo hace que sea a una distancia no menor de a 15
cm.
Si se instala el aparato cerca de otro refrigerador o congelador, deberá comprobar que se
mantiene a una distancia entre ambos de por lo menos 5 cm con el fin de evitar procesos de
condensación.
No introduzca en el refrigerador grandes cantidades de productos o que sean muy pesados.
El refrigerador deberá estar colocado de manera que mantenga una posición firme y nivelada con
respecto al suelo. Utilise las dos patas niveladoras frontales para compensar suelo irregular.
Deberá limpiar tanto la parte externa del aparato como los accesorios que encontrará en el
interior del mismo con una solución compuesta de agua y jabón líquido; para limpiar la parte
interna del aparato utilise bicarbonato de sodio disuelto en agua tibia. Después de secarlos
vuelva a colocar los accesorios en su lugar de origen.
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Deberá esperar unas 3 horas antes de enchufar el aparato a la red eléctrica con el fin de
asegurar el correcto funcionamiento del mismo.
Es posible que se produzca un cierto olor al encender el aparato por primera vez. Este olor
desaparece cuando el aparato haya comenzado a enfriarse.
LAS DISTINTAS FUNCIONES Y POSIBILIDADES
? AJUSTE DEL TERMOSTATO
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El termostato automáticamente regula la temperature interna en el compartimiento del
refrigerador y del congelador. Para obtener temperaturas más frías debe girar el dial del
termostato desde la posición 1 a la posición 5.
Para la conservación de alimentos en el compartimiento del congel ador durante un corto período
de tiempo, puede colocar el dial del termostato entre la posición 2 y 3.
Para la conservación de alimentos en el compartimiento del congelador durante un período largo
de tiempo, puede colocar el dial del termostato en la posición 3-4 .
Tenga en cuenta; que la temperatura ambiente, la temperatura de la comida almacenada y la
frecuencia con que se abra la puerta del aparato, afectan a la temperatura en el compartimiento
del refrigerador. Si fuera necesario, modifique la temperatu ra seleccionada según sea el caso.
Accesorios
Como hacer cubitos de hielo: (*)
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Jale de la bandeja hacia usted y extraiga el recipiente para cubitos de hielo.
Rellene el recipiente con agua hast alcanzar el nivel adecuado.
Sujete el extremo izquierdo de l a bandeja y ajuste el recipiente para sacar los cubitos y pasarlos
a la caja del hielo.
No llene la caja del hielo con agua para hacer hielo en ella directamente. La
caja podría romperse.
Recipiente para hielo:
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Rellene el recipiente para hielo con agua y colóquelo en el compartimiento del congelador.
Cuando el agua se haya transformado en hielo completamente, puede retorcer la bandeja tal
como se indica más abajo, para extraer los cubitos de hielo.
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Estante para botellas: (*)
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Con el fin de evitar que botellas resbalen o se caigan, puede hacer uso del estante para botellas.
También podrá evitar el ruido que suelen producir las botellas al abrir o cerrar la puerta.
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DISPOSICION DE LOS ALIMENTOS
COMPARTIMIENTO DEL REFRIGERADOR
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Para reducir el grado de humedad y el consecuente aumento de la formación de escarcha, no
coloque nunca líquidos en recipientes sin cerrar dentro del refrigerador. La escarcha tiende a
concentrarse en las partes más frías de congelador y con el tiempo necesitará realizar el proceso
de descongelamiento cada vez con mayor frecuencia.
No introduzca nunca comida caliente en el refrigerador. La comida caliente debería dejarse
enfriar a temperatura ambiente y colocarse dentro del refrigerador de forma que garantice la
circulación de aire adecuada dentro del compartimiento.
Deberá evitar que cualquier producto esté en contacto con la pared trasera del aparato, ya que
produciría escarcha y los empaques podr ían quedarse pegados a la pared. No abra la puerta del
refrigerador con demasiada frecuencia.
Coloque la carne y el pescado limpio (envuelto en paquetes o en papel plastificado) que usará en
los próximos 1-2 días, en la parte inferior del compartimiento refrigerado (encima del
compartimiento para verduras), ya que ese es el lugar más fresco y garantizará las mejores
condiciones de conservación.
Puede colocar las frutas y verduras en el cajón correspondiente, sin necesidad de envolverlas.
Compartimiento del Congelador
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La función del compartimiento del congelador consiste en almacenar alimentos congelados
durante largos períodos de tiempo, además de hacer cubitos de hielo.
Para congelar alimentos frescos, asegúrese que la mayor superficie posible del alimento a
congelar esté en contacto con la superficie del congelador.
No introduzca alimentos frescos junto a los alimentos ya congelados, pegados unos a otros, pues
los alimentos congelados podrían ablandarse o derretirse.
Cuando congele alimentos frescos (como carne o pescado), divídalos en paquetes que
contengan la cantidad que vaya a consumir cada vez.
Una vez que la unidad ha sido descongelada coloque los alimentos de nuevo en el congelador y
recuerde que debe consumirlos a la mayor brevedad posible.
No introduzca nunca comida caliente en el compartimiento del congelador, ya que padría
estropear los alimentos congelados.
Para almacenar los alimentos congelados: se recomienda siempre seguir atentamente las
instrucciones que aparecen en el empaquetamiento de alimentos congelados y en caso de no
tener información concreta al respecto, no almacene nunca los alimentos durante más de 3
meses a partir de la fecha de compra.
Cuando compre alimentos congelados asegúrese que hayan sido congelados a la
temperatura adecuada y de que el empaque está intacto.
Se recomienda transportar los alimentos congelados en recipientes adecuados para mantener la
calidad de los alimentos, además de colocarlos en el congelador a la mayor brevedad posible.
Si un paquete que contiene alimentos congelados muestra signos de humedad y presenta un
aspecto anormalmente hinchado, es probable que previamente haya sido almacenado a una
temperatura inapropiada y que el contenido del paquete se haya deteriorado.
El período de conservación de los alimentos congelados depende de la temperatura
ambiental, posición del dial del termostato, de la regularidad con que se abra la puerta del
refrigerador, tipo de alimentos y tiempo necesario para transportar el producto desde la tienda
hasta su hogar. Siga siempre las instrucciones impresas en el empaque del producto y no
exceda nunca el período máximo de conservación indicado.
Si quiere volver a abrir la puerta del refrigerador inmediatamente después de haberla cerrado, se
producirá un vacío (debido al cambio de temperaturas) y la puerta no se abrirá con facilidad. Es
normal. Después de alcanzar la temperatura adecuada en su interior, la puerta se podrá abrir
facilmente.
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LIMPIEZA Y MANTENIMIENTO
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Desenchufe el aparato de la toma de corriente antes de empezar a limpiarlo.
No limpie el refrigerador echándole agua a chorro encima.
Se recomienda limpiar el compartimiento del refrigerador periodicamente con una solución de
bicarbonato de sodio.
Limpie los accesorios por separado con agua y jabón. No meta los accesorios en el lavavajillas.
No utilise productos, detergentes o jabones abrasivos. Cuando haya terminado de limpiar el
aparato, pásele un trapo humedo y séquelo cuidadosamente. Cuando haya terminado el proceso
de limpieza vuelva a conectar el enchufe del refrigerador, con las manos bien secas.
Se recomienda realizar la limpieza del condensador con un cepillo al menos dos veces al año
con el fin de ahorrar energía y de incrementar la productividad.
ELIMINACION DE LA ESCARCHA
COMPARTIMIENTO DEL REFRIGERADOR
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Mientras el refrigerador está en funcionamiento el proceso de eliminación de la escarcha se
produce automáticamente; el agua resultante de la descongelación se recoge en la cubeta y se
evapora automáticamente.
Se recomienda limpiar periodicamente la cubeta de drenaje así como el agujero que funciona
como vertedero del agua descongelada con el instrumento destinado a tal efecto, para prevenir
así que el agua se almacene en la parte inferior del refrigerador en lugar de ser expulsada.
Puede además verter medio vaso de agua en el vertedero para limpiar su interior.
COMPARTIMIENTO DEL CONGELADOR
Se recomienda retirar la escarcha que aparece cubriendo las bandejas en el compartimiento del
congelador. (Utilise la espátula de plástico que se suministra). Asi mismo, se recomienda limpiar el
compartimiento del congelador del mismo modo que el compartimiento del refrigerador, siguiendo el
proceso de descongelamiento al menos dos veces al año.
Para hacerlo;
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alimentos se congelen completamente.
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con varias hojas de papel y en un lugar frío. El aumento de la temperatura disminuirá su período
de conservación. Recuerde que deberá consumir esos alimen tos dentro de un período de tiempo
relativamente corto.
? Ponga el dial del termostato en la posición “0” desenchufe el aparato; deje la puerta abierta hasta
que el compartimiento esté totalmente descongelado.
? Para acelerar el proceso de descongelamiento ponga uno o más recipientes con agua caliente en
el compartimiento del congelador.
? Seque con cuidado la parte interior de la unidad.
COMO REEMPLAZAR EL BOMBILLO
Para reemplazar el bombillo del compartimiento del refrigerador
1. Desenchufe el aparato del tomacorriente.
2. Presione los ganchos que encontrará a ambos lados de la parte superior de la cubierta, para
así quitar dicha cubierta o tapa.
3. Reemplace el bombillo usado por otro cuya capacidad no sea superior a 15 W.
4. Vuelva a colocar la tapa y tras esperar 5 minutos, podrá volver a enchufar el aparato.
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TRANSPORTE Y CAMBIO DE POSICION
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.
Transporte y Cambio De Posición
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El empaque original y la espuma de poliestireno pueden cubrirse si así se desea.
Durante el transporte el aparato deberá mantenerse siempre atado con una cinta ancha o con
una cuerda resistente. Durante el transporte, deberá seguir las normas que aparecen en la caja
de cartón.
Antes de transportar el aparato o de cambiar su posición, todos los objetos movibles (como
bandejas, cajones para las verduras...) deberían extraerse del aparato o fijarse con cinta
adhesiva para evitar su movimiento.
ANTES DE LLAMAR AL SERVICIO TECNICO
Si su refrigerador no funciona correctamente, puede deberse a un problema de poca importancia, por
lo tanto compruebe lo que viene a continuación antes de llamar a un electricista; así podrá ahorrar
tiempo y dinero.
Que hacer si su refrigerador no funciona;
Compruebe:
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? El interruptor general de su hogar no está desconectado.
? El dial del termostato no está en la posición “0”.
? El tomacorriente se encuentra en perfectas condiciones. Para comprobarlo, conecte otro
aparato que sepa que funciona bien en ese tomacorriente.
Que hacer si el refrigerador funciona mal:
Compruebe;
? No ha sobrecargado el aparato.
? Las puertas están perfectamente cerradas.
? No hay polvo acumulado en el condensador.
? Hay espacio suficiente en la parte trasera.
Si se produce ruido:
El gas refrigerante que circula por el circuito del refrigerador puede producir un ligero ruido ( un
sonido burbujeante) incluso cuando el compresor no está funcionando. No debe preocuparse por
eso, ya que es perfectamente normal. Si los ruidos fuesen diferentes, compruebe que:
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El refrigerador está bien nivelado.
No hay ningún producto en contacto con la parte trasera.
Los elementos y accesorios del aparato no están vibrando.
Si encuentra agua en la parte inferior del refrigerador;
Compruebe que;
El vertedero por el que se extrae el agua descongelada no está obstruído. (Utilise el instrumento
destinado para limpiar el agujero).
RECOMENDACIONES
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Con el fin de aumentar el espacio disponible y mejorar su aspecto, la “sección de enfriado” de
este aparato se encuentra situada dentro de la pared posterior del compartimiento del
refrigerador. Mientras el aparato esté funcionando, esta pared estará cubierta con escarcha o
gotas de agua, dependiendo de si el compresor está funcionando o no. No debe preocuparse por
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eso. Es perfectamente normal. Deberá descongelar el aparato solamente si se forma una capa
espesa en la pared trasera.
Si no va a usar el refrigerador dur ante un período de tiempo prolongado (por ejemplo,
durante las vacaciones de verano), ponga el dial del termostato del compartimiento que va a
desconectar (normalmente el compartimiento del refrigerador) en la posición”0”. Descongele y
limpie el refrigerador, y deje la puerta abierta para evitar la formacion de moho y la producción de
malos olores.
Para apagar totalmente el aparato, desconéctelo del tomacorriente (para realizar la limpieza y
cuando se dejen las puertas abiertas).
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