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Avanti VM183W Instruction manual
UPRIGHT FREEZER/CONGELADOR
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Model Number / No. de Modelo:
VM183W
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
La sección en espa ñol empieza en la página 18.
Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and
specifications without notice.
Avanti Products, A Division of The Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
www.avantiproducts.com
REFRIGERATOR SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual for your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that
can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety
Alert Symbol and either the words” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this safety
statement may result in severe personal
injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in extensive
product damage, serious personal injury, or
death.
Caution means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in minor or
moderate personal injury, property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert 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. Ch oose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16 C) and below 90°F
(32 °C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain, water
spray or drips.
The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical, 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.
If you use the drainage container , you MUST set the Drain Select switch to OFF or the water can
overflow from the drainage container
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
Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti products . Please fill out this form and return it within 100 days
of purchase to the following address and receive these important benefits:
Avanti Products, A Division of The Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152 USA
? 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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HELP US HELP YOU...
Read this guide carefully.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new freezer properly.
You'll find them on a plate located on the rear
wall of the freezer.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or you 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 freezer.
THIS FREEZER IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR THE STORAGE
OF MEDICINE OR OTHER
MEDICAL PRODUCTS.
If you received a damaged freezer, immediately
contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the
freezer.
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 assistance.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
freezer. 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 it to:
Customer Service
Avanti Products
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10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172 USA
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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TEMPERATURE CONTROL
POWER INDICATOR LIGHT
ALERT LIGHT
FAST FREEZE LIGHT
FAST FREEZING SWITCH
SMALL COMPARTMENT (ICE TRAY – HOT DOGS – BACON)
PULL DOWN COVER
5 CLEAR VIEW REMOVABLE DRAWERS
LEVELING LEGS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Refrigerator safety
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Important Safeguides
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Registration Information ________________________________________________________ 4
Help Us Help You… _____________________________________________________________ 6
Parts And Features _____________________________________________________________ 7
Important Safety Instructions ____________________________________________________ 9
Installation Instructions _________________________________________________________ 9
Before Using Your Freezer ______________________________________________________ 9
Installation Of Your Freezer______________________________________________________ 9
Electrical Connection __________________________________________________________ 10
Extension Cord
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Reversing The Door Swing Of Your Freezer ______________________________________ 10
Operating Your Freezer ________________________________________________________ 11
Temperature Control Panel
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Temperature Selector __________________________________________________________ 11
Indicator Lights
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Ice Compartment
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Using Your Ice Cube Tray ______________________________________________________ 11
Freezing Fresh Foods__________________________________________________________ 12
Care And Maintenance_________________________________________________________ 12
Cleaning Your Freezer _________________________________________________________ 12
Defrsoting Your Freezer
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Power Failure _________________________________________________________________ 13
Vacation Time_________________________________________________________________ 13
Moving Your Freezer___________________________________________________________ 13
Energy Saving Tips____________________________________________________________ 13
Troubleshooting Guide ________________________________________________________ 14
Service for Your Freezer
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Your Avanti Products Warranty _________________________________________________ 16
Wiring Diagram _______________________________________________________________ 17
Instrucciones En Es pañol ___________________________________________________18~22
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked 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 door. Leave the drawers 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 vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other freezer. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
? Before Using Your Freezer
? Remove the exterior and interior packing.
? Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
? 1 Plastic Scrapper
? 2 Ice Cube Trays
? 1 Instruction Manual
? 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 lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
? Installation of Your Freezer
? Place your freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the freezer when it i s fully loaded.
To level your freezer, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the freezer.
? Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the freezer, which allows the proper air
circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
? 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. Too much moisture in the air will cause frost to form
quickly on the evaporator requiring more frequent defrosting of the freezer.
? Plug the freezer into an exclusive properly installed-grounded wall ou tlet. 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.
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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 unit should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this unit 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. For
personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
This unit requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground. Have
the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
When a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental
injury.
The unit should always be plugged into its own individualelectrical outlet which has a voltage rating that
matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent
overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the unit
by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the rece ptacle. Repair or
replace immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the unit, be
careful not to damage the power cord.
? Extension Cord
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do
not use an extension cord with this unit. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely
necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed, 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a
grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10
amperes.
? Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
This freezer has the capability of the door opening from either 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 service for reversal instructions.
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OPERATING YOUR FREEZER
? Temperat ure Control Panel
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The first time you turn the unit ON or after defrosting, slide the “Fast Freezing” switch to the “ON”
position for at least 2 hours (max 4). This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is
put in.
Turn “OFF” the Fast Freeze switch.
Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs.
? Temperature Selector
? The temperature control is located underneath the countertop on the front side of the cabinet.
? The first time you turn the unit on set the temperature control to the “MAX” position. (you may use a
coin or flathead screwdriver.)
? The range of the temperature control is from position" MIN" the warmest to “MAX” the coldest. After
24 to 48 h ours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The setting
of “MED” should be correct for home or office freezer use.
? To turn the freezer off, turn the temperature control to "OFF”
NOTE:
? Turning the temperature control to "OFF" position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off
the power to the freezer.
? 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 freezer will not start.
? Indicator Lights
FAST FREEZE: When the fast freezing switch is ON the indicator lamp will be lit in yellow color.
POWER: When the appliance is connected to the power supply, the indicator lamp on the control panel
will be lit green.
ALERT: When the freezer compartment is not cold enough, the indicator lamp will be lit in red color. Set
the thermostat dial to “MAX” position until the red indicator lamp is OFF. After you get the desired
condition you must return the dial to a lower position. Check the frozen foods.
? Ice Compartment
There is a small compartment located above the top drawer. It is designed for the storage of ice cubes,
hotdogs and bacon.
? Using Your Ice Cube Tray
? Recommended thermostat setting for ice making is position “MAX” .
? Fill the ice 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 best 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 tray, 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 storing of the
frozen foods.
? This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food.
? The storage life of fr ozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded.
? 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.
? Carefully select food you intend to freeze, it should be of adequate quality and suitable for freezing.
? Use correct packaging and wrap it tight.
? 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.
C ARE AND MAINTENANCE
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Cleaning Your Freezer
Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.
Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage drawers.
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 quart of water.
Wash the storage drawers 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 odor free
and running efficiently.
CAUTION
Failure to unplug the freezer could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
? 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.
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 provided with your unit.
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Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”. The power supply light should be off (green light out).
Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
Remove the drawers.
Unplug the freezer.
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After the frost or ice has melted, discard the melted water and dry up the interior of freezer.
Clean the interior of the freezer.
Replace the plug on the inside floor.
Reset the thermostat to desired setting.
Return the drawers to the freezer.
Switch on the Fast Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.
Return food to the freezer.
HELPFUL HINT
Defrosting 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.
? Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
freezer 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
? 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 odor and mold growth, leave the
door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary.
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Moving Yo ur Freezer
Remove all the food.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer.
Turn the leveling legs up to the base to avoid damage.
Tape the door shut.
Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation.
? 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 the direct sunlight.
? Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing them 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 drawe rs 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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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FREEZER ?
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 the service.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Freezer does not operate.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or blown fuse.
The freezer temperature control is set at "OFF".
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
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.
Check to assure that the freezer 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
freezer.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause popping and crackling noises.
The freezer is not level.
The freezer is not level.
The door is reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The baskets are out of position.
The freezer compartment is not cold enough and
the storage temperature is 6°C higher than the
setting temperature, please check the following :
? The appliance is energized a short time at the
first time.
? The temperature control is not set correctly.
? The door is open too long or too often.
? A large amount of food has been added to the
freezer.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.
Vibrations.
The freezer seems to make too much noise.
The door will not close properly.
The Alert indicating light is lit red.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR FREEZER
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service technicians
that provide service on your Avanti freezer. With the purchase of your Avanti freezer, 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
Product Information
800-323-5029
Part Orders
800-220-5570
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
800-220-5570
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your freezer inside and out.
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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 one year from the date of purchase
by the original owner, Avanti Products
will, at its option, repair or replace any
part of the freezer 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
freezer 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 feet capacity or less must be
brought/sent to the appliance service
shop for repair.
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 freezer to the servicers’ shop and
back to the user's home, as may be required,
are the user's responsibility.
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 freezer 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 performed 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.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting
circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose.
This warranty does not apply outside the
Continental U.S.A..
WIRING DIAGRAM
Plug
Display Block
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White
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Yellow
Overload
Protector
PTC
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Green
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Yellow
Capacitor
Green
Red
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Red
Gray 3
Black
Brown
Compressor
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Thermostat
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INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL
PRECAUCIÓN
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Para reducir el riesgo de incendio, descarga
eléctrica, o daño cuando use su
electrodoméstico, siga las siguientes
precauciones.
Lea todas las instrucciones antes de usar su electrodoméstico.
Peligro o Precaución: Existe el riesgo que los niños queden atrapados.
Niños atrapados o sofocamiento no son un problema del pasado. Los electrodomésticos
son peligrosos aún si solo los deja en el garaje por un par de días.
Antes de desechar su congelador o refrigerador usado: quítele las puertas. Deje las
repisas en su lugar para evitar que los niños se queden atrapados.
No permita que los niños manejen, jueguen o entren dentro del electrodoméstico.
No limpie su electrodoméstico con líquidos inflamables. Los gases pueden ocasionar
fuego o una explosión.
No guarde ni use gasolina u otros líquidos inflamables cerca de este o de cualquier otro
electrodoméstico. Los vapores pueden ocasionar fuego o explosión.
- Guarde estas instrucciones.-
INSTRUCCIONES PARA LA INSTALACION
? Antes de usar su artefacto
? Retire la envoltura interna y externa.
? Verifique que tenga las siguientes partes: 1 manual de instrucciones , 1 espátula de plástico Y 2
cubetas de hielo.
? Antes de conectar su electrodoméstico a la corriente eléctrica, ubíquelo en una superficie plana por
lo menos por 2 horas. Es to reducirá la posibilidad de malfuncionamiento en el sistema de
enfriamiento por la manipulacion durante el transporte.
? Limpie la superficie interio r con agua tibia usando un trapo suave.
? Instalación de su congelador
? Ubique su congelador en un piso que sea lo suficientemente fuerte para soportar su peso cuando
esté totalmente lleno o cargado. Para nivelar el congelador, ajuste las patas delanteras.
? Deje aproximadamente 5 pulgadas de espacio entre la parte trasera y los costados de su
electrodoméstico, así permitirá la circulación de aire necesaria para enfriar el compresor.
? Mantenga su congelador alejado del aire caliente, vapor o líquidos que puedan salpicarlo, ya que la
unidad podría averiarse.
? Los rayos solares directos pueden malograr la capa acrílica, y las fuentes de calor pueden
ocasionar un aumento en el consumo eléctrico. Manténgalo lo más alejado posible del agua para
prevenir algún choque eléctrico. Evite los sitios húmedos y los ambientes extremadamente fríos ya
que esto puede afectar la eficiencia del enfriamiento de su congelador.
? Evite ubicar su congelador en áreas mojadas o muy húmedas. Mucha humedad en el aire puede
causar la formación de escarcha rápidamente y necesitará descongelar su congelador más
frecuentemente.
? Conecte el congelador a un enchufe de pared exclusivo e instale el cable de tierra. Bajo ninguna
razón se debe retirar la tercera punta del enchufe. Cualquier consulta con respecto a la energía y/o
cable de tierra debe ser dirigida a un electricista certificado o autorizado por el Servicio Técnico de
Avanti Products.
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? Conexión eléctrica
Este electrodoméstico debe ser conectado a tierra. En el caso que ocurra un corto circuito, la
conexión a tierra reduce el riesgo de recibir un choque eléctrico ya que cuenta con un alambre
para el escape de la corriente eléctrica. Este electrodoméstico está equipado con un enchufe
que consta de tres puntas, la tercera punta es la conexión a tierra. Este enchufe debe ser
insertado a un enchufe de pared que este correctamente instalado con la conexión a tierra.
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ADVERTENCIA
El uso inapropiado del enchufe a tierra puede desencadenar un choque eléctrico. Consulte a
personal autorizado por Avanti Products si tiene alguna duda sobre las instrucciones o si tiene
alguna consulta si el electrodoméstico está correctamente instalado a la corriente eléctrica y a
tierra. Si el cordón del enchufe del electrodoméstico se encuentra dañado, debe ser reemplazado
por el Servicio Técnico de Avanti Products.
El cordón del enchufe está equipado con tres puntas que encajan perfectamente en un enchufe de
pared standard para reducir el riesgo de un choque eléctrico.
Bajo ninguna circunstancia corte o saque la tercera punta del enchufe que le proveemos ya que
este es para que vaya conectado a tierra.
No use una extensión.
La corriente de este electrodoméstico es de 115/120 voltios, tiene una salida eléctrica de 60 hz. y
consta de un enchufe de tres puntas que va conectado al enchufe de pared.
El cordón del enchufe debe ser asegurado atrás del electrodoméstico y no dejarlo expuesto para
evitar accidentes.
? COMO CAMBIAR LA DIRECCION DE APERTURA DE LA PUERTA
En caso de que necesite cambiar el lado de apertura de la puerta, por favor consulte al servicio
posventa de su localidad o al empleado que le vendi ó la unidad .
USANDO SU CONGELADOR
? Control de temperatura
? Su congelador tiene un control que regula la temperatura. El control de temperatura está ubicado
dentro en la parte superior del frente de la unidad .
? La primera vez que encienda el congelador, ponga la temperatura en la posición de enfriado
máximo (“MAX”). (Puede usar una moneda o un destornillador plano).
? El control de temperatura va desde lo más caliente “MIN” a lo más frío “MAX”. Después de 24 a 48
horas, ajuste el control de temperatura al nivel que usted necesite. El nivel “MED” es el más
adecuado para uso en la casa u oficina.
? Para detener el ciclo de congelamiento, voltee el control de temperatura a “OFF”
NOTA:
? Si gira la temperatura a la posición “OFF” detendrá el ciclo de enfriamiento, esto no significa
que apagará la unidad.
? Si la unidad se desconecta, pierde corriente o se apaga la fuente principal de la corriente
tendrá que esperar 3 a 5 minutos para volver a reiniciar la unidad. Si usted intenta reiniciar
antes de este tiempo su congelador no encenderá.
ADVERTENCIA
No use agua hirviendo porque dañará las partes de plástico. Tampoco use puntas o
instrumentos metálicos para retirar la escarcha ya que dañará el espiral de enfriamiento y
cancelará la garantía. Le recomendamos usar la espátula de plástico.
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Retire los alimentos del congelador y colóquelos en una caja térmica para conservarlos y
protegerlos.
? Panel de control de temperatura
? La primera vez que encienda el congelador, mueva el interruptor “FAST FREEZING” a la posición
“ON” por un mínimo de 2 horas (máximo 4) antes de colocar alimentos o empaques dentro del
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congelador. Esto asegurar á que el gabinete está suficientemente frío .
Apague el interruptor “FAST FREEZING”.
Ajuste el control de temperatura al nivel que usted necesite. El nivel “MED” es el más adecuado
para el uso normal.
Para detener el ciclo de congelamiento, gire el control de temperatura a la posición “OFF”.
? Indicador de luces
FAST FREEZE (Enfriamiento rápido).
Cuando está en esta función, la luz se encenderá de color amarillo.
POWER (Encendido):
Cuando el electrodoméstico está conectado a la pared, la luz se encenderá de color verde.
ALERT (Aviso): Cuando el congelador no está suficiente frío, el indicador rojo se encenderá. Mueva el
control de temperatures a la posición “MAX” hasta que la lámpara roja se apague. Después que
alcance la condición deseada, mueva el control a una posición más baja. Revise los productos
congelados. Para mejor temperatura interna el indicador del control de temperatures debería moverse
entre la posición “MED”.
? Compartimiento de hielo
Coloque los alimentos pequeños como perros calientes, tocino y los cubitos de hielo en su espacio
designado arriba de la gaveta superior.
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Compartimiento de su congelador
Este compartimiento está diseñado para un período largo (3 meses) de almacenamiento de
alimentos congelados.
El tiempo de almacenamiento de los alimentos congelados varía y se recomienda almacenarlos
solamente mientras esté vigente la fecha de expiración. Cuando descongele su congelador
deberá seguir cuidadosamente las instrucciones.
Alimentos congelados preenvasados comercialmente deben ser almacenados de acuerdo con las
indicaciones de su fabricante.
Coloque los alimentos congelados dentro de su congelador inmediatamente después de
comprarlos. Si hay indicaciones en el envase, sígalas cuidadosamente considerando el tiempo de
almacenamiento.
La puerta del congelador puede quebrarse cuando hay mucho hielo. Asegúrese de descongelarlo
cuando el hielo haya excedido ¼ pulgada de espesor.
CUIDADO Y MANTENIMIENTO
? Limpiando su congelador
? Gire el control de temperatura a “0FF”, desconecte el congelador y retire los alimentos.
? Lave el interior con agua tibia y un trapo suave remojado en una solución de bicarbonato de sodio.
La solución consiste en 2 cucharadas de bicarbonato de sodio y un litro de agua.
? Lave la canasta de almacenaje con un detergente suave.
? Las partes externas de su congelador deben ser limpiadas con un detergente suave y agua tibia.
ADVERTENCIA
Asegúrese de desconectar el congelador de la corriente eléctrica.
ocasionar un choque eléctrico o herirse.
Si no lo hace, puede
? Si falla el suministro eléctrico
Usualmente la electricidad regresa en unas pocas horas sin afectar la temperatura de su congelador,
siempre que la puerta no se abra muy frecuentemente. Si le va faltar electricidad por un período de
tiempo más largo, usted debe tomar los pasos apropiados para proteger sus alimentos.
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? Si usted sale de vacaciones
Retire todos los alimentos si va a estar ausente por un período largo; desconecte y limpie su
congelador.
Deje la puerta del congelador ligeramente abierta para evitar la formación de mal olor, moho.
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Al mudar su congelador
Retire los alimentos.
Asegúrese de colocar cinta adhesiva a todo lo que se puede caer dentr o de su congelador.
Retire las patas para prevenir que se dañen.
Selle las puertas con cinta adhesiva.
Asegúrese que el congelador se mantenga parado durante el traslado.
? Consejos para ahorrar energía
? Su congelador debe estar ubicado en el área más fría de la habitación, alejado de
electrodomésticos que produzcan calor o conductos de aire caliente y lejos de los rayos solares.
? Los alimentos calientes deben estar a temperatura ambiental antes de colocarlos en el congelador.
Si sobrecarga su congelador for zará al compresor a funcionar más tiempo del normal. Los
alimentos que se congelan lentamente pierden calidad y se malogran.
? Asegúrese de envolver adecuadamente los alimentos y de secar los empaques o contenedores
antes de colocarlos dentro del congelador. Colocarlos mojados ocasiona escarcha en el
congelador.
? La canasta de almacenaje de su congelador no debe ser forrada con papel aluminio, papel de cera
o papel toalla ya que esto interfiere con la circulación del aire frío restando eficiencia a su
congel ador.
? Organice y coloque etiquétas en los envases de los alimentos con la finalidad de abrir el
congelador lo menos posible y encontrar rápidamente lo que usted está buscando. Retire la mayor
cantidad posible de cosas que necesita a la vez y cierre la puerta del congelador tan pronto le sea
posible.
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PROBLEMAS CON SU CONGELADOR
Usted puede resolver muchos problemas comunes de su electrodoméstico fácilmente, ahorrándole el
gasto de una posible visita del servicio técnico.
Pruebe las siguientes sugerencias para verificar si usted puede resolver el problema antes de llamar al
servicio técnico.
GUIA PARA SOLUCIONAR PROBLEMAS
PROBLEMA
SOLUCIÓN
Su electrodoméstico no funciona
No está conectado a la corriente eléctrica.
El interruptor saltó o se quemó un fusible
El control de temperatura está en “OFF”
El compresor se enciende y se apaga
La temperatura de la habitación es más caliente de lo normal.
frecuentemente
Colocó demasiados alimentos descongelados al mismo
tiempo.
La puerta permanece abierta mucho tiempo.
La puerta no quedó completamente cerrada.
El control de temperatura no está funcionando correctamente.
La empaquetadura de la puerta no está sellada
adecuadamente.
El congelador no tiene el suficiente espacio libre.
Vibración.
Asegúrese que el congelador esté ubicado en un lugar
totalmente plano.
Sonido de burbujeo, goteo, como agua
Esto es normal. Es el refrigerante (usado para enfriar el
que hierve o crujidos.
congelador) que está circulando a través del sistema.
La contracción y expansión de las paredes internas puede
ocasionar sonidos como crujidos.
La puerta no cierra completamente
El congelador no está totalmente nivelado.
La dirección de apertura de la puerta fue invertida pero
instalada incorrectamente.
El sellador de la puerta está sucio.
La canasta de almacenaje está fuera de su sitio obstaculizando
el cierre de la puerta.
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