Whynter CUF-210SS Instruction manual

Whynter CUF-210SS Instruction manual
WHYNTER 2.1 cu. ft. UPRIGHT FREEZER
MODEL # : CUF-210SS
Instruction Manual
Congratulations on your new WHYNTER product. To ensure proper operation, please read this
Instruction Manual carefully before using this product. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
reference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part and Features
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Safety Precautions
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Electrical Requirements
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Installation
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Leveling the upright freezer
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Reversing the door swing
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Operation
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Defrosting
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Cleaning and maintenance
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Energy Saving Tips
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty Information
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Cabinet
Compressor mounting panel
Bottom hinge
Door
Door seal
Powder-coated steel wire shelf
Powder-coated steel wire shelf
Leveling leg
Smaller bottom hinge leveling leg
Top hinge
Top hinge cover
Lock
Thermostat control knob
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WARNING
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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.
WARNING: RISK OF DANGER TO SMALL CHILDREN AND SMALL ANIMALS.
ENTRAPMENT AND SUFFOCATION DANGER IF NOT PROPERLY SECURED. DISPOSED
OR ABANDONED APPLIANCES ARE STILL DANGEROUS
BEFORE YOU DISPOSE OF YOUR FREEZER: REMOVE THE DOOR TO PREVENT
CHILDREN FROM CLIMBING INTO THE UNIT.
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN TO OPERATE, PLAY WITH, OR CRAWL INTO THE APPLIANCE.
NEVER CLEAN FREEZER PARTS WITH FLAMMABLE FLUIDS. THE FUMES CAN CREATE
A FIRE HAZARD.
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.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Read all of the instructions before using this appliance. When using this appliance, always exercise
basic safety precautions, including the following:
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Do not use if the power supply cord is damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced by qualified
technician/electrician.
Ensure the upright freezer is unplugged before cleaning or if not in use.
To clean the upright freezer, use only mild detergents or glass cleaning products. Never use
harsh chemicals or solvents.
Do not use this upright freezer with an extension cord or power strip. Please ensure that the
appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
Close the upright freezer door immediately after opening.
Avoid placing the upright freezer near external heat sources or direct sunlight.
Make sure the upright freezer is placed on a flat, level, and solid surface.
Make sure that the surface on which the upright freezer is placed is strong enough to hold the
unit when it is full.
The upright freezer is an electrical appliance. To avoid serious injury from electrical shock, do
not operate the upright freezer with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface, or while
standing in water.
Do not expose this appliance to rain or excessive moisture.
Do not turn the upright freezer upside down, on its side, or 45° or more off level.
Never pull the power cord to disconnect the unit from an outlet. Grasp the plug directly and pull
it from the outlet.
This upright freezer is designed for non-commercial use only.
Do not plug this upright freezer into the power socket before setup is completed.
The power cord should be secured behind the unit and should not be left exposed or dangling.
Do not move this upright freezer without securing the door.
Performance may vary based on operational and ambient conditions.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Never remove the grounding prong from the plug.
We strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord. However, if
you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a
UL-listed 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding
type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes
(minimum) and 120 volts.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire, electrical shock, or death.
Before you move your upright freezer into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the
proper electrical connection:
 A standard electrical supply (115V, 60Hz, 10A), properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
 It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your upright freezer, be provided. Use
receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
 The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 10 amps.
Recommended grounding method
For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. It is equipped with a power supply cord
having a 3-prong grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a
mating 3-pronged and grounding-type wall receptacle, grounded in accordance with the National
Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances.
Technical Information
Voltage
Frequency
Input Power
Refrigerant
Unit Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Rated Current
Volume
Weight
Unit Dimensions
Control Type
Defrost Type
Lock
Cabinet Shelves (Total)
115V
60Hz
75W
R134a, 2.29g
-10° - 2°F
60 - 85°F
0.88A
2.1 cu. ft.
44 lbs.
27.5” H x 17.5” W x 20.1” D
Mechanical
Manual
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NOTE: Technical data and performance information provided for reference only. Specifications are
subject to change. Check the rating label on the upright freezer for the most accurate information.
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INSTALLATION
Excessive Weight Hazard
Two or more people should move and install upright freezer. Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury.
Remove packaging materials
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels or the data label on your upright freezer
Remove tape and glue from your upright freezer before using
 To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue
residue can also be easily removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap over the
adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.
 Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to
remove tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your upright freezer.
Cleaning before use
After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of your upright freezer before using it.
See the "Usage Tips" in the Cleaning and Maintenance section.
INSTALLATION CLEARANCES
Your freezer should be conveniently located for day-to-day use in a dry, well-ventilated room. Do not
install the freezer where the temperature will go below 50°F or above 90°F, because it will not maintain
proper temperatures. Be sure to install your freezer on a floor strong enough to support it when it is fully
loaded.
Free-standing installation
A free-standing installation will allow you to install the upright freezer in any place you desire provided
that the required clearance space around the appliance is respected. In every setting, there must be
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adequate ventilation and access for service. Never install or operate the unit in an enclosed area, such
as a closed cabinet.
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Before connecting the upright freezer to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately
4 hours. This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling
during transportation.
To ensure proper service access and ventilation, allow at least 4” clearance at rear, and 1” at
top and sides. The installation should allow the upright freezer to be pulled forward for servicing
if necessary.
When installing the upright freezer under a counter, follow the recommended spacing
dimensions shown.
This unit MUST be installed in an area protected from the elements, e.g., wind, rain, water
spray or drips. Do NOT use the upright freezer in outdoor setting.
The upright freezer should not be located next to ovens, grills or other high heat resources.
Too much humidity in the air will cause frost to form quickly on the evaporator requiring more
frequent defrosting of the upright freezer.
The upright freezer must be installed with all electrical requirements followed.
The unit should be located on a hard and level surface that can support the unit when it is full. It
is important for the upright freezer to be level in order to work properly. If needed, you can
adjust the height of the upright freezer by turning the feet. See the “Leveling the Upright
Freezer” section.
A standard electrical supply (115 VAC only, 60 Hz, 10A), properly grounded in accordance with
National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is required.
IMPORTANT: Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord between the upright freezer and wall
or cabinet.
Leveling the upright freezer
It is important for the upright freezer to be leveled in order to work
properly. It can be raised or lowered by turning the two feet on the bottom
of the machine. If the upright freezer is not leveled during installation. The
doors may not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture
problems. It is very important that the upright freezer is at level in order to
function properly.
Note: The leveling foot under the door hinge is smaller than the other
leveling foot.
We recommend using a carpenter’s level to check the machine.
1. Place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to see if the upright
freezer is level from front to back and side to side.
2. Adjust the height of the feet as follows:
• Turn the leveling feet to the right to lower that side of the upright
freezer
• Turn the leveling feet to the left to raise that side of the upright
freezer.
Reversing the Door Swing
Tools needed: Flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver
Note: To avoid injury to yourself and property, we recommend someone assist you during the door
reversal process
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. Please ensure the
appliance is unplugged and empty. Please follow the following instructions:
To take the door off, it is necessary to tilt the appliance backward. You should rest the appliance on
something solid (e.g. chair) just below the top panel so you can access the bottom of the upright freezer.
DO NOT lay the appliance completely flat as this may damage the coolant system.
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1.Start by removing the bottom hinge from
the bottom of the freezer. Unscrew the two
screws from the bottom hinge. Remove the
foot from opposite side. Slide the door down,
away from the hinge pin located on the top of
the door.
2. Remove the top hinge cover from door
first. Then unscrew the two screws from top
door hinge and replace on the other side.
3. To install the top hinge on the left side of
the appliance, secure the two screws
through the hinge and into the top of the
appliance. Slide the door back on to the top
hinge. Ensure the door is face up. Replace
the top hinge cover on the top hinge by
pressing down until it clicks into position.
4. Screw the bottom hinge into place on the
new side. Replace the foot on the other side.
5. Ensure the door is aligned horizontally
and vertically and that the seal is closed on
all sides before finally tightening the bottom
hinge. Re-adjust the leveling feet.
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OPERATION
To obtain the best possible results for your upright freezer, it is important that you operate it properly.
Temperature Control
The temperature in the upright freezer is controlled by the thermostat control knob. The thermostat
control box is located in the compressor compartment at the back of the unit. To operate this control,
turn the thermostat control knob up or down to regulate the temperature inside the upright freezer. The
“1 – 6” numbers and “OFF” markings on control knob indicates the different temperature settings.
Position “1” being the warmest and position “6” being the coldest.
NOTE: The temperature will not go above freezing even when unit is set to "1" setting.
Normal Sounds
Your new upright freezer may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you and what may be making them.
• Ratting noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or the water line, items stored on top of
the upright freezer can also make noises.
• The high efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your upright
freezer
Store Frozen Food
 When using the upright freezer for the first time or after defrosting, turn the temperature control
to set “6” for at least two hours before introducing the food to be stored.
 All frozen food products you purchase should be placed in the upright freezer as soon as
possible to avoid the frozen food from defrosting.
 Storage recommendation printed on the packaging of frozen food by the manufacturers should
be always be followed.
 The maximum amount of food your freezer is designed to freeze at one time is approximately
3 pounds (1.5 kg) per cubic foot of freezer capacity.
Freezing Fresh Food
Ensure that your freezing operations are carried out under the most hygienic conditions as freezing
alone does not sterilize the food. It is advisable to freeze the food by packing it into separate meal
portions and not in bulk form. Never put hot or warm food stuffs into the upright freezer. Prior to storing
the frozen food, pack it in plastic bags, aluminum sheets or freezing containers and place into the
upright freezer.
Note: Never put bottled food or drinks in the upright freezer compartment.
For best performance, leave enough space inside the freezer compartment for air to circulate around
the packages.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the unit is
disconnected. Do not touch the power plug when your hands are wet. Never unplug the unit by pulling on
the plug.
Defrosting
Note: To avoid damaging the freezing compartment wall, never use a sharp or metallic instrument to
scrape off frost or separate the frozen food.
Moisture contained in food and air may form a layer of frost inside the unit after a period of use.
We highly recommend that the unit gets defrosted when frost becomes ¼” thick. The defrosting process
for this unit is operated manually.
For complete defrosting:
1. Turn the temperature control knob to OFF and unplug from wall socket
2. Remove all food and place it in corrugated boxes, insulated bags, picnic cooler, etc. Use
towels and newspaper for insulation as needed.
3. With the door open, use pans of hot water to speed the loosening of the frost. Remove
large pieces of before they melt
4. Sponge excess water from the bottom of the freezer as it collects to prevent overflowing
5. After defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer by using a soft cloth to wipe away the
remaining ice and water (see Cleaning Your Freezer)
6. Once the compartment is wiped and dry, plug in the freezer. Return the temperature control
knob to its previous position and return food to the freezer.
NOTE: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process. DO NOT
pour hot water directly into compartment or heat with hair dryer while defrosting, which may warp the
inner case.
Cleaning Your Upright Freezer
Keep the finish clean
Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened with appliance polish wax or mild liquid dishwashing
detergent. Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the freezer with a soiled dishwashing cloth
or wet towel. Do not use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach, or cleaners containing bleach.
Inside
Clean the inside of your freezer at least once a year. We recommend that the freezer be unplugged
before cleaning. If this is not practical, wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning in
the vicinity of switches, lights or controls. Use warm water and baking soda solution–about a tablespoon
of baking soda to a quart of water. Rinse thoroughly with water and wipe dry. Do not use cleaning
powders or other abrasive cleaners. DO NOT wash removable parts in a dishwasher. An open box of
baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale freezer odors. Change the box every three months.
NOTE:
 Care should be taken in moving the freezer away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can
be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and those with embossed surfaces.
 Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. DO NOT touch interior metal surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
 Freezer must be unplugged to avoid electrical hazard from power source when defrosting unit.
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CAUTION
The upright freezer must be thoroughly cleaned if it has been left unused for a long time.
PROLONGED OFF PERIODS
If the upright freezer is not to be used for a long period of time, please disconnect unit from main power
supply. Clean and dry the inside as instructed. Leave the door open to prevent any mold and mildew
growth.
USAGE TIPS:
 Keep the upright freezer’s door closed as much as possible. Try not to open the door too
frequently, especially when weather is hot and humid
 Ensure that the unit has sufficient clearance for ventilation, especially behind the unit.
 For normal household use, it is recommended to set the thermostat in the middle setting.
 Before loading the upright freezer with item, make sure they are cooled to ambient temperature.
 Ice and frost layer increase energy consumption, defrost when frost is 3-5 mm thick.
PREPARING FOR VACATION
To maintain freezer in operation during vacations, be sure your house power is not turned off. For
extended vacations or absences, you may prefer to move your frozen foods to a storage locker
temporarily. If your freezer is to be left empty, disconnect power cord plug from wall outlet. To prevent
formation of odors, place open box of baking soda in freezer and leave freezer door/lid open.
IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER FAILURE
Keep freezer door/lid closed. Your freezer will keep food frozen for 24 hours provided warm air is not
admitted. If freezer is out of operation for 24 hours or more, add dry ice. Leave ice in large pieces. Add
more ice as required
NOTE: Handling of dry ice can cause freezing of the hands—gloves or other protection is
recommended. If dry ice is not available, move food to a frozen food locker temporarily—until power is
restored.
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 buildup inside the freezer
Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere
with cold air circulation, making the freezer less 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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TROUBLESHOOTING
Many common upright freezer problems are easily resolved. Try the troubleshooting suggestions below
to see if the problems can be resolved before having to contact the service department.
Problem
Possible Cause
Probable Correction
The machine won't
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The upright freezer is unplugged.
The fuse is blown.
The upright freezer power switch
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Plug the upright freezer in.
Replace fuse.
Turn the upright freezer power on by
turning the temperature control knob
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The feet are not leveled and
locked.
Certain sounds are normal
Level and lock the feet. See Leveling
the upright freezer
See “Normal Sounds”
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Door being opened frequently
Door left open for a while
Not enough adequate clearance
Upright Freezer is overfilled
Ambient temperature is high
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Unit is OFF
Freezer is unplugged
The fuse is blown/circuit breaker
is tripped
Door is open
Too frequent or too long door
openings
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Door/lid left open too frequent or
too long door openings
High humidity
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Check to see if an object is holding
the door open
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The external freezer walls can be
as much as 30°F warmer than
room temperature
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This is normal while the compressor
works to transfer heat from inside the
freezer cabinet
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Weather is hot and humid, which
increases internal rate of frost
buildup
Door may not be seating properly
Door is kept open too long, or is
opened too frequently
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This is normal
Check door installation
Open the door less often
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Clean interior with sponge, warm
water, and baking soda
Noise during operation
The upright freezer does
not cool sufficiently
Foods defrosting
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Excessive frost buildup
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Freezer external surface is
warm
Moisture forms on inside
freezer walls
Odors in freezer
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Interior needs to be cleaned
Food with strong odors are in the
freezer
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Refrain from opening the upright
freezer door recurrently
Make sure to close upright freezer
door
Follow recommended clearance
measurements. See Installation
Clearances
Move the control to a temperature
setting
Push the plug completely into the
outlet
Replace fuse or reset the breaker
Check to see if an object is holding
the door open
The following characteristics are normal and should not be looked upon as a problem:
 A gentle trickling (water) sound caused by coolant flowing through the pipe.
 Compressor operating at high temperature.
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This Whynter Upright Freezer is warranted, to the original owner within the 48 continental states, for
one year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and
service. Should your upright freezer prove defective within one year from the date of purchase, return
the defective part or unit, freight prepaid (within two months of purchase; after two months to one year,
customer will be responsible for freight cost to Whynter’s service department), along with an
explanation of the claim to Whynter LLC. Please package the upright freezer carefully in its original
packaging material to avoid damage in transit. Please retain the original box and packaging material.
Under this warranty, Whynter will repair or replace any parts found defective. This warranty is not
transferable. After the expiration of the warranty, the cost of labor and parts will be the responsibility of
the original owner of the unit.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
 Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
 Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the upright freezer while in the possession of a
consumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship;
 Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special
handling provisions in the instructions.
 Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear.
 Damage caused by repairs or alterations to the product by anyone other than authorized by
the manufacturer.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE
PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED
BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. WHYNTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED
WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSE- QUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR
LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
To obtain service or information, contact
Whynter via email at [email protected] or call
866-WHYNTER.
Product contents and specifications may change without notice.
Copyright © 2013 Whynter LLC
www.Whynter.com
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