Magic Chef MCWC16MCG Operating instructions

Wine Cooler
Wine Cooler
Before Putting Into Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trouble Shooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing The Reversible Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Wine Cooler Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Read and follow all safety rules and operating
instructions before first use of this product.
Wine Cooler
Thank you for buying this appliance.
We hope it will successfully serve your requirements for many years.
Before Putting Into Use . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Assemble Door Handle
Instructions for Use
Tips for Energy Savings
Important . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposing of Worn Out Appliances
Placing and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing the Right Place
Placing the Self-standing Appliance
Connection to Power Supply
Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Selection
Illustration of the Appliance
Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automatic Defrosting of the appliance
Cleaning of the Appliance
Switch Off the Appliance When Not In Use
Trouble-Shooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing The Reversible Door
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Wine Cooler Warranty
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Before Putting Into Use
To Assemble Door Handle
(Door handle assembling
To save shipping space and avoid damage of
the unit during transportation, the door handle
of this unit is shipped unassembled. Before
putting the unit into use you are kindly asked to
assemble the door handle as follows:
. Locate the door handle and 2 screws attached
inside the cabinet, and prepare an appropriate
. With the 2 screws attached, fasten the door
handle onto the frame of the door panel as
illustrated. Be sure that the screws must point
to the holes on the frame of the door panel
when doing so.
· Before connecting the appliance to electrical
power supply, leave it to stand for about 4 hours,
which will reduce the possibility of malfunctions
in the cooling system due to transport handling.
· Clean the appliance thoroughly, especially in the
interior (See Cleaning and Maintenance).
· In case the interior accessories are not correctly
placed, rearrange them as described in chapter
"Description of the Appliance".
Instructions for Use
These instructions for use are intended for the user.
They describe the appliance and correct operating
procedures for safe use .
Tips for Energy Saving
· Try not to open the door too often, especially when
the weather is hot and humid. Once you open the
door , close it as soon as possible. This is
especially important if you have an upright model .
· Every now and then check if the appliance is
sufficiently ventilated ( adequate air circulation
behind the appliance ).
· Set the thermostat from higher to lower settings as
soon as possible (depends on how loaded the
appliance is, ambient temperatures etc.).
· If the gasket is damaged or the door seal is poor,
energy consumption is substantially higher. To
restore efficiency, replace the gasket.
· Always consider instructions stated in sections
Positioning and Energy Saving Tips, otherwise
the energy consumption is substantially higher.
· If you have bought this appliance to replace
an old one equipped with a door lock that
cannot be opened from the inside (lock, bolt),
make sure that the lock is removed, disabled
or destroyed before discarding. This will make
it impossible for children to accidentally lock
themselves inside the appliance and suffocate.
· To avoid risk of child entrapment, leave the
shelves in place so children can not easily
climb inside even when the appliance is in
routine use or not in use at home.
· The appliance must be properly connected to
an electrical power supply. (See: Connection
to Power Supply) .
· Do not use an extension cord.
· Always disconnect the appliance from the
power supply before cleaning the appliance,
or attempting repairs.
. Repairs should be performed by qualified
service personnel only.
· Do not defrost the appliance with other electric
appliances (for example a hair dryer) and
never attempt to scrape/remove ice/frost with
sharp objects.
· The cooling system of the appliance is filled
with refrigerant and oil ,so when the appliance
is damaged, handle it with care and dispose
of it in compliance with environmental
protection safeguards.
· The rating plate containing Model No and
other technical data specific to this unit, is
located either inside the appliance or outside
on the rear wall.
Disposing of Worn Out Appliances
· DANGER OR WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or
-Take off the doors
- Leave the shelves in place so children may not
easily climb inside.
· The cooling system of the appliance is filled with
refrigerant and insulating substances which should
be separately treated and processed. Call your
nearest authorised service agent. If you are unable
to locate one, contact your local authorities or your
distributor. Be careful not to damage the tubes on
the rear wall of the appliance (danger of pollution).
Placing and Installation
Place the appliance in a dry and regularly
ventilated room. Never place the appliance near
heat emitting devices (e.g. cooking appliances,
radiators, water heaters or similar devices) and
do not expose to direct sunlight.
Instructions to avoid to the risk of fire ,
electric shock , or injury to persons.
The appliance should be positioned at least 2in.
away from electric or gas cooking appliances
and at least 12in. away from oil or coal fired
stoves. If this is not possible, use an appropriate
insulation barrier.
For your personal safety, this appliance must
be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electric current. This appliance
is equipped with a power cord having a
grounding conductor. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate wall outlet
that is installed and wired in accordance
with all existing local codes and ordinances.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman
if the wiring instruction are not clearly
understood, or if doubt exists as to whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
Behind the appliance there should be a free space
of at least 3in. . Kitchen units (cupboards) should
be at least 2in. away from the appliance in order
to assure adequate ventilation. There should be
4in. between both sides of the cooler and other
Place the appliance firmly on a solid base. Some
appliances have adjustable feet on the front side;
use them to level the appliance.
Connect the appliance power cord and plug
to a properly grounded wall outlet. The required
nominal voltage and frequency are indicated
on the rating plate (inside the unit or on the
exterior rear wall of the unit).
Description of the appliance
(A) Adjustable Wine Shelves
(For MCWC16MCG only)
Shelves can be optionally placed on the guides inside
the appliance where appropriate. Perishable items
should be stored towards the back/rear of the shelves.
i.e. the coldest part of the shelf.
(B) Defrost Water Outlet
The interior of the appliance is cooled with a
cooling plate mounted in the rear wall. Under the
plate there is a channel and an outlet for defrost
water. Regularly check the defrost water outlet
and the drain channel for blockage. They should
always be kept free and clean of particles.
Temperature Control
The temperature of the appliance is controlled by setting the thermostat knob to a
desired setting.
Temperature Selection
To turn the control to the "OFF" position, rotate the
control knob to the "0" position. If the appliance
has been left out of use for some time, set the
control to maximum or the "7" position for 2-3
hours before turning to the desired position. If the
appliance is not being used for long time periods,
disconnect the plug and leave the door partially
open. This will help to reduce mold/mildew from
accumulating inside the appliance cabinet.
To start the appliance turn the temperature control
knob to the position corresponding to the desired
see page 6
see page 6
The temperature will vary depending on the
quantity of the item stored and on the frequency
with which the door is opened.
Warning: Never set the temperature control to maximum or "7" position for more than 8 hours.
. Changes in ambient room temperature will affect the internal temperatures (choose correct
setting of the thermostat knob).
. In STOP (0) position the appliance does not operate (cooling system is switched off ),
yet power supply is not interrupted.
. Temperature in the appliance also depends on how often the door is opened.
For controlling the temperature inside the
wine cooler. Turns the motor on as soon as
the temperature rises above the desired
Odor resistant, rustproof, and removable
for easy cleaning.
3. MAGNETIC GASKET: Tight fitting door
seal keeps all the cooling power locked
inside. No hooks or latches.
Allows easy interior visibility.
(Interior light for MCWC45MCG only)
Generally, the cabinet temperature range is between 8-15 (+/-3 ) {46-59 (+/-5 )} for storage
of wine bottles.
The thermostat setting of '1' or 'MIN' is the warmest.
The thermostat setting of '7' or 'MAX' is the coldest.
For storage of red wine, the thermostat setting of '2' or near 'MIN' is recommended.
For storage of white wine, the thermostat setting of '6' or near 'MAX' is recommended.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Automatic Defrosting of the
Switch Off the Appliance
When Not In Use
There is no need to defrost the cooler , because
ice depositing on the inner back wall is defrosted
Ice build-up on the inner back wall during the
compressor operation will defrost automatically
(when the compressor has cycled off) . Defrost
water will drain out passing through the drain
outlet in the inner back wall into a drain pan
situated above the compressor, from where it
If you do not intend to use the appliance for long
periods of time. Set the thermostat knob to the
STOP (0) position, disconnect the power supply,
take out the contents and defrost and clean the
appliance. Leave the door slightly open.
Cleaning the Appliance
Disconnect the power supply before cleaning
the appliance.
Do not use coarse or aggressive cleaning
agents as you may damage the surface.
Clean the exterior with water and detergent.
Remove the detachable accessories in the
interior of the appliance and clean with water and
liquid detergent. Plastic parts cannot be washed
in dishwashers.
Wash the interior of the appliance with lukewarm
water , adding one or two spoonfuls of vinegar.
After cleaning, connect the appliance to power
supply and reload it.
Trouble-Shooting Guide
Sometimes you may come across minor problems
that in most cases do not require a service call
and can be easily eliminated. The problem may
have resulted from improper handling and / or
installation of the appliance. Please refer to the
below trouble-shooting guide to assist you in
identifying the possible cause and solution to your
problem. Should the problem still persist after
completing these checkpoints, contact the closest
authorized service agent in your area for assistance.
Ice Formation on the Inner
Rear Wall
As long as the defrost water runs to the
channel and through the outlet to the drain
pan on the compressor, automatic defrosting
of the appliance is assured.
In case the ice formation on the inner back
wall is increased (1/8-1/5in.), ice should be
manually defrosted.
Set the thermostat knob to STOP ( 0 )
position and leave the door open. Never
use electric devices for defrosting and do
not scrape the ice or frost layer with sharp
The Appliance Fails to
Operate After Connecting to
Electrical Power Supply
After defrosting is complete, turn the knob to
desired position and close the door. The
cause of increased ice formation may be
one of the following:
_ the door does not seal well (clean the
gasket if it is contaminated, or replace it if
it is damaged);
_ the door is frequently opened or left too
_ the food stored in the appliance was warm;
_ the food or dish is touching the inner back
Check the power cord is properly connected.
. Check the power supply in the electrical outlet.
(blown fuse / circuit breaker) .
. Make sure the appliance is switched on.
(thermostat knob in operating position)
Continuous Operation of the
Cooling System
The door is frequently opened or left open for
too long.
. The door is not properly closed (the door may
sag, the gasket may be polluted or damaged).
. Perhaps you may have overloaded the appliance.
. The reason may be inadequate ventilation of the
compressor (assure adequate air circulation).
Check the accessories on the interior of the
appliance, they should be placed correctly in
their positions; also check bottles, tins, and
other vessels are not touching each other
causing rattling and/or vibrations.
Water is Leaking From the
If the discharge water outlet is clogged, or the
defrost water drips over the channel, water will
leak from the appliance.
. Clean the clogged outlet.
. Manually defrost the increased ice layer ( see
ice Formation on the Inner rear Wall ).
Cooling in this appliance is made possible by
cooling the system using a compressor, which
will produce certain noise levels. How noisy
the appliance is depends on where it is
placed, how it is used and how old the
appliance is.
. During the operation of the compressor
the noise of the liquid is heard and when the
compressor is not operating, the refrigerant flow
is heard. This is a normal condition and it has
no influence whatsoever on the lifetime of the
. After starting the appliance, the
operation of the compressor and the refrigerant
flow may be louder, which does not mean that
something is wrong with the appliance and it has
no influence on the lifetime of the appliance.
Gradually the noise will reduce.
. Sometimes unusual and louder noise
may be heard. This noise is often a
consequence of inadequate installation.
_ The appliance must be level and installed on
a firm solid base/floor.
_ The appliance should not touch the wall or
kitchen units standing next to it.
Changing The Reversible Door
CAUTION: To avoid personal injury to yourself
and/or property, we recommend someone
assist you during the door reversal process.
1. Remove the top hinge assembly and keep them for
future use.
2. Remove the bottom hinge assembly and keep them
for later use.
3. Remove the plug buttons from the upper left holes
and transfer them to the uncovered holes at the
right side. Be sure to press the plug buttons
firmly into the holes.
4. Take out a new set of top hinge assembly attached
and install on the opposite side.
5. Re-install the bottom hinge assembly previously
removed in step 2 on the opposite side.
6. Make sure the door assembly is properly aligned on
the cabinet before tightening the screws.
7. Remove the door handle and re-install on the
opposite side.
8. Remove the plug buttons from the right doorframe
and transfer them to the uncovered holes at the left
side. Be sure to press the plug buttons firmly into
the holes.
The process is now complete.
Wine Cooler Warranty
MC Appliance Corp. warrants each new Wine Cooler to be free from defects in material
and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect or to furnish a new part(s) (at the company’s
option) for any part(s) of the unit that has failed during the warranty period. Parts and labor expenses
are covered on this unit for a period of one year after the date of purchase. In addition MC Appliance
Corp. warrants the compressor (parts only) to be free from defects in material and workmanship
for a period of 5 years. The consumer is responsible for all labor and transportation expenses
related to the diagnosis and replacement of the compressor after the initial one- year warranty
expires. If in the event the unit requires replacement or refund under the terms of this warranty
the consumer is responsible for all transportation expenses to return the unit to our factory
prior to receiving a replacement unit or refund. A copy of the dated sales receipt / invoice is
required to receive warranty service.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
The warranty does not cover the following:
. Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation.
. Damages due to misuse or abuse.
. Content losses due to failure of the unit.
. Inside components such as door panels, door shelves, racks, light bulbs, etc.
. Punctures to the evaporator system due to improper defrosting of the unit.
. Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
. Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instruction on proper
use of the product, door reversal or improper installation.
. Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
. Failure of this product if used for other then its intended purpose.
. Disposal costs of failed units not returned to our factory.
. Any delievery costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform as specified.
. The consumer is responsible for a $35.00 delivery charge for all replacement units
provided under warranty.
This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and no representative or person is
authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this product. Under no
circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the factory without prior written
consent from MC Appliance Corp.
One-Year One-Year
One-Year One-Year
Compressor (Part Only)
Five Years
Five Years
Type of Service
Carry In
In Home
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