GVATCS14Q – 150L Chest Freezer

150L Chest Freezer
/ GVATCS14Q
Instruction Manual
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150L Chest Freezer
What your 12 months warranty means
Great care has gone into the manufacture of this product and it should therefore provide you with years of
good service when used properly. In the event of product failure within its intended use over the course
of the 12 months after the date of purchase, we will remedy the problem as quickly as possible once it has
been brought to our attention. In the unlikely event of such an occurrence,
or if you require any information about the product please contact us via our after sales support services,
details of which can be found in this manual and on the product itself.
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Contents
What your 12 months warranty means
Parts and Features
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Chest Freezer Safety
Important Safeguards
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Important Safety Instructions
Installation Instructions
Before Using Your Freezer
Installing your freezer
Electrical Connection
Operating Your Freezer
Temperature Control
The Fast Freeze Switch (Amber)
Defrosting Your Freezer
The Freezer Compartment
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning Your Freezer
Vacation Time
Moving Your Freezer
Energy Saving Tips
FAQ’s
Specifications
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Parts and Features
1 Counter balanced lid
2 Recessed handle
3 Rollers
4 Thermostat control
5 Fast freeze switch
6 Power indicator light
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Chest Freezer Safety
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on 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, or
property or equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert you to what the 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 Safeguards
Before the chest freezer 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 chest freezer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
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Plug into a grounded 3 - pin outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adaptor, and do not
use an extension cord.
Replace all panels before operating.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your chest freezer, be provided.
Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
Never clean chest freezer parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapours 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 chest freezer or disconnect the 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 chest freezer unless it is specifically recommended
in this material. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
Use two or more people to move and install the chest freezer.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your chest freezer, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 13°C (55°F) and below 32°C (90
°F). This unit must be installed in an area protected from elements, such as wind, rain, water spray or
sunlight.
The chest freezer should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The chest freezer must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance
with state and local codes. A standard electrical supply (220 - 240V AC, 50 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 the chest freezer.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
It is important for the chest freezer to be levelled 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.
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Make sure that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installation.
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the chest freezer.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage or
discolour the interior.
Do not use this appliance for other than its intended purpose.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons ( including Children ) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instructions
concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Young Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Warning: Keep Ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built –in structure,
clear of obstruction.
Warning: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
Warning: Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
Warning: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when
using your freezer, follow these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the freezer and keep in a safe place.
• DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment. Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Disposed or abandoned freezers are still dangerous, even if they will “just sit in the garage
a few days.”
• Before you throw away your old 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 freezer.
• Never clean freezer parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
• Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapours and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other freezer. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Installation Instructions
Before Using Your Freezer
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
1 Storage Basket.
1 Divider.
1 Instruction Manual.
1 Plastic Scraper.
• Before connecting the freezer 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 luke-warm water using a soft cloth.
Installing Your Freezer
• This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
• Place your freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the freezer when it is fully loaded.
• Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the freezer, which allows proper air circulation.
• Locate the freezer 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 freezer not to perform properly.
• Avoid locating the freezer in moist areas.
• Plug the freezer 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 authorised products
service centre.
• After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2~3 hours before placing
food in the freezer 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 authorised products service centre.
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This freezer should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this freezer is equipped
with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimise the possibility
of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
This freezer requires a standard 220 Volt~50Hz electrical outlet with a three-pin plug (earthed).
The cord should be secured behind the freezer and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.
Never unplug the freezer 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.
The “RED” light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to the electrical power. The light
indicates power supply, and will glow even if the temperature control dial is turned to “OFF”, or the
compressor has failed to work and the compartment is not being cooled.
Operating your Freezer
Temperature Control:
• Your freezer has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on the
lower right hand corner.
• The first time you turn the unit on, switch on the Fast Freeze switch (amber) and run for at least 2 hours
before putting frozen foods inside. This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is put in.
• Turn off the Fast Freeze switch.
• The range of the temperature control is from position” OFF”, “1” the warmest to “5” the coldest. Adjust the
temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “3” should be appropriate
for home or office freezer use.
• To turn the freezer off, turn the power switch to “OFF”.
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• If the unit is unplugged, lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the
unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the freezer will not start.
• Large amounts of food will lower the cooling efficiency of the appliance.
• If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one numerical increment
at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilise between adjustments.
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The Fast Freeze Switch (Amber)
• The light glows while the Fast Freeze switch is in the ‘ON’ position.
• The switch overrides the thermostat and will make the compressor operate continuously, lowering the
cabinet temperature still further than the thermostat setting.
• This switch is used to freeze unfrozen food in appreciable quantities.
• When loading the freezer, freeze only three 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 adjust the thermostat setting when using the Fast Freeze switch.
Defrosting Your Freezer
• When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer when
the frost on the freezer walls is excessive or ¼ to ½ inch thick.
• Choose a time when the stock of frozen food is low.
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o 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 provided with your unit.
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Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”.
Unplug the freezer. The Power Supply light should be off (red light out).
During defrosting, the ice melts into the cabinet.
Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out.
Place a shallow pan outside drain outlet. The defrost water will drain out.
Check the pan occasionally so the water does not overflow.
Clean the interior of the freezer.
Replace the plug on the inside floor.
Reset the thermostat to desired setting.
Allow the cabinet to cool for one hour.
Switch on the Fast Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.
Return food to the freezer.
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efrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the door open will help speed the process. Also,
pouring warm water (not boiling) on the ice/frost will help speed melting. If you must use a scraperplease use caution - it is very easy to damage the freezer compartment and void your warranty.
The Freezer Compartment
• This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food. Storage time is up to three months.
• The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded.
The instructions regarding the care of frozen foods should be followed when defrosting the freezer.
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Pre-packed commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen foods
manufacturer’s instructions for a three star frozen food storage compartment or home freezer.
Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are instructions on the
packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times.
The freezer door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build up. Be sure to defrost when the ice
reaches ¼ to ½ inch thickness.
A storage basket is provided for the organisation of odd-shaped items. To reach other packages in the
freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out.
Care and maintenance
Cleaning Your Freezer
• Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
• Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”, unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage basket.
• Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The solution
should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a litre of water.
• Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution.
• Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.
• The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
• Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
• The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty.
• It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odour free
and running efficiently.
Vacation Time
• Remove all the food.
• Unplug the freezer.
• Clean the freezer.
• Leave the door open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mould, or odours.
• Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child’s play.
• Short vacations: Leave the freezer 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 odour and mould growth, leave the door
open slightly: blocking it open if necessary or have the door removed.
Moving Your Freezer
• Remove all the food.
• Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer.
• Remove the rollers to prevent damage.
• Tape the doors shut.
• Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation.
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Energy Saving Tips
• 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 storage bin should not be lined with aluminium foil, wax paper, or paper towelling. Liners
interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. Remove as many items as
needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
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FAQ’s
You can solve many common freezer 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 for service.
PROBLEM
Freezer does not operate.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The thermostat knob is at “OFF”.
Compressor turns on and
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
off frequently.
A large amount of food has been added to the freezer.
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 freezer does not have the correct clearances.
The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.
Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely
Temperature inside the freezer is
Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a cooler
too warm.
setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilise.
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.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
A large amount of warm or hot food might have been stored
recently. Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time.
Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely.
Temperature inside the freezer is
Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer
too cold.
setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilise.
Fast Freeze switch is turned on. This causes continuous running
of the compressor and bypasses the temperature control.
Temperature of external freezer surface The exterior freezer walls can be as much as 30°F warmer than
is warm.
room temperature. This is normal while the compressor works to
transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
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Popping or cracking sound when
compressor comes on.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water
boiling.
Vibrations.
Moisture forms on inside freezer walls.
The door is not sealed properly.
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.
Refrigerant (used to cool freezer) is circulating throughout the
system. This is normal.
Check to assure that the freezer is on a level surface.
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.
The freezer is touching the wall. Re-level the freezer and move it
from the wall.
See “Installation Instructions”.
Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the freezer to
meet warm moist air from outside.
The freezer is not on a level surface.
The gasket is dirty.
The storage basket is out of position.
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Specifications
Model no.
GVA TCS14Q
Rated voltage AC
220-240 volts
Rated frequency
50Hz
Input power
80W
Refrigerant
R600a
Amount
53g
Weight
39 kg
Outside dimensions(W×D×H)
725 × 660 × 890mm
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