Avanti CF2016 User manual

Avanti CF2016 User manual
Model Numbers / Nos. de Modelo: CF626/CF2016
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Avanti Products LLC
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
Help Us Help You
Parts and Features
Chest Freezer Safety
Important Safeguards
Important Safety Instructions
Installation Instructions
Before Using Your Freezer
Installation of 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
Troubleshooting Guide
Service for Your Appliance
Wiring Diagram
Your Avanti Products Warranty
Instrucciones en Español
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Registration Information and Registration Card
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
bottom outside wall of the freezer.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or you need
more assistance, please call:
Please write these numbers here:
Date of Purchase
Avanti Customer Service
Model Number
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your freezer.
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.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send it to:
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 assistance.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
freezer. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
Customer Service
Avanti Products LLC
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172 USA
Your safety and the safety of others are 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 wards” 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
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.
Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant
used. Do not use mechanical devices to defrost
refrigerator. Do not puncture refrigerant tubing.
Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant
used. To be repaired only by trained service
personnel. Do not puncture refrigerant tubing.
Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant
used. Consult repair manual/owner’s guide
before attempting to service this product. All
safety precautions must be followed.
Risk of fire or explosion. Dispose of property in
accordance with federal or local regulations.
Flammable refrigerant used.
Risk of fire or explosion due to puncture of
refrigerant tubing. Follow handling instructions
carefully. Flammable refrigerant used.
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:
• Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, 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. 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 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 55 F (13 C) and below 90 F
(32 C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the 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 (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 the chest freezer.
• The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
• It is important for the chest freezer 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 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 discolor the interior.
• Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
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
freezer 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 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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Free Standing Units
To ensure not only the efficient operation of your unit but also your safety.
When installing your unit follow the steps as shown below:
• Place your unit on a flat level surface that is strong enough to support the unit once it is fully
• Your unit is equipped with adjustable height leveling legs to accommodate any minimal changes in
the level of the surface on which it is installed.
Countertop / Table Top Units
When installing units that can be placed on countertops, keep the following in mind:
Surface (countertop) is flat, level, and strong enough to support the unit once it is fully loaded.
Surface is wide enough to accommodate the unit without any overhang.
Surface is deep enough to accommodate the unit when the door is opened to 90º
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 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
• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm 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 the proper air
• 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
• 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
authorized Avanti Products service center.
• 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.
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is
damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Avanti Products service center.
This appliance should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this appliance is
equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the
possibility of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
This appliance requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical ground outlet with three-prong.
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 appliance and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
The appliance should always be plugged into its own individual electrical 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 appliance by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from
the receptacle. 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 appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do
not use an extension cord with this appliance. 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.
Most electrical appliances use a series of electric control boards to operate. These boards are very
susceptible to power surges and could be damaged or destroyed.
If the appliance is going to be used in an area or if your city / country is prone to power surges /
outages; it is suggested that you use a power surge protector for all electrical devices / appliances
you use. The surge protector that you select must have a surge block high enough to protect the
appliance it is connected to. If you have any questions regarding the type and size of surge protector
needed contact a licensed electrician in your area.
Damages due to power surges are not considered a manufacturer covered defect and will void your
product warranty.
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".
• 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 stabilize between adjustments.
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.
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.
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.
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 scraper- please 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.
• 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 thick.
• A storage basket is provided for the organization of odd-shaped items. To reach other packages
in the freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out.
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 quart 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 odor 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, mold, or odors.
• 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 odor and mold 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.
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 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 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.
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 servicer.
Freezer does not operate.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.
Temperature inside the freezer is too warm.
Temperature inside the freezer is too cold.
Temperature of external freezer surface is warm.
Popping or cracking sound when compressor
comes on.
Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The thermostat knob is at "OFF".
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the
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
The freezer has recently been disconnected for a
period of time. Four hours are required for the
freezer to cool down completely.
Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the
control to a cooler setting and allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
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
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 control is set too cold. Turn the
control to a warmer setting and allow several
hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Fast Freeze switch is turned on. This causes
continuous running of the compressor and
bypasses the temperature control.
The exterior freezer walls can be as much as
30οF warmer than room temperature. This is
normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
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
Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the
floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can
Moisture forms on inside freezer walls.
Moisture forms on outside of freezer.
The door will not close properly.
adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by
putting wood or metal shims under part of the
The freezer is touching the wall. Re-level the
freezer and move it from the wall.
See “Installation Instructions”.
Weather is hot and humid, which increases
internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.
Door is slightly open.
Door is kept open too long, or is opened too
frequently. Open the door less often.
The door is not sealed properly.
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.
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti freezers. With the purchase of your Avanti freezer, you
can be confident 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.
Product Information
Part Orders
In-Home Repair Service
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home, by personal
check, money order, Master Card, or Visa.
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.
Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under
Avanti Products warrants that the product is free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of
twelve (12) months from the date of purchase by the original owner. The foregoing timeline begins to run upon
the date of purchase, and shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or suspended for any reason whatsoever unless
described in detail in the warranty document. 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 product which proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal use. Avanti Products will provide you with a reasonably similar product
that is either new or factory refurbished. During this period Avanti Products will provide all parts and labor
necessary to correct such defects free of charge, so long as the product 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 4.2 cubic feet capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service
center for repair.
For the second through the fifth year from the 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. Costs
involved to move the product to the service center and back to the user’s home, as maybe required, are the
user’s responsibility.
The warranty coverage described herein excludes all defects or damage that are not the direct fault of Avanti
Products, including without limitation, one or more of the following:
• A failure to comply with any applicable state, local, city, or county electrical, plumbing and/or building codes,
regulations, or laws, including failure to install the product in strict conformity with local fire and building codes
and regulations.
• Any external, elemental and/or environmental forces and factors, including without limitation, rain, wind, sand,
floods, fires, mud slides, freezing temperatures, excessive moisture or extended exposure to humidity,
lightning, power surges, structural failures surrounding the appliance, and acts of God.
• Shipping and handling costs associated with the
• Content losses of food or other content due to
replacement of the unit.
• Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.
• Incidental or consequential damages
• Service calls that are related to external problems,
• Parts and labor costs for the following will not be
such as abuse, misuse, inadequate electrical
considered as warranty:
power, accidents, fire, floods, or any other acts of
• Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or frames.
• Inner door panels, door shelves, door rails,
• Failure of the product if it is used for other than it
and/or door supports.
intended purpose.
• Chest freezer lid liners.
• The warranty does not apply outside the
• Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
Continental USA.
• Plastic cabinet liners.
• Surcharges including but not limited to, any after
• Punctured evaporator that voids the warranty on
hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
the complete sealed system.
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to
remote areas.
In no event shall Avanti Products have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damage to surrounding
property, including cabinetry, floors, ceilings, and other structures and/or objects around the product. Also
excluded from this warranty are scratches, nicks, minor dents, and other cosmetic damages on external surfaces
and exposed parts; Products on which the serial numbers have been altered, defaced or removed; service visits
for customer education, or visits where there is nothing wrong with the product; correction of installation problems
(you are solely responsible for any structure and setting for the product, including all electrical, plumbing and/or
other connecting facilities, for proper foundation/flooring, and for any alterations including without limitation
cabinetry, walls, floors, shelving etc., as well as the resetting of breakers or fuses.
Avanti Products is under no obligation, at law or otherwise, to provide you with any concessions, including
repairs, pro-rates, or product replacement, once this warranty has expired.
Para reducir el riesgo de incendio, descarga
eléctrica, o daño cuando use su
electrodoméstico, siga las siguientes
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 sólo 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.-
Antes de Usar su Artefacto
Retire la envoltura interna y externa.
Verifique que tenga las siguientes partes: 1 canasta de almacenaje, 1 manual de instrucciones,
un separador (modelos CF200 solamente) y 1 espátula de plástico
Antes de conectar su electrodoméstico a la corriente eléctrica, ubíquelo en una superficie plana
por lo menos por 2 horas. Esto reducirá la posibilidad de malfuncionamiento en el sistema de
enfriamiento por la manipulación durante el transporte.
Limpie la superficie interior con agua tibia usando un paño suave.
Instalación de su Congelador
Ubique su congelador en un piso que sea lo suficientemente fuerte para soportar su peso cuando
este totalmente lleno o cargado.
Deje aproximadamente 3 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 dañar 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 rapidamente y necesitará descongelar su congelador más
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.
 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.
Conexión Eléctrica
Para su seguridad, esta máquina de hacer hielo debe estar apropiadamente conectada a tierra.
El cordón eléctrico de esta máquina de hacer hielo esta equipado con un enchufe de tres puntas,
el cual encaja perfectamente en los receptáculos/enchufes de pared de tres puntas estándar,
para minimizar la posibilidad de un choque eléctrico.
Bajo ninguna circunstancia corte o retire la tercera punta (cable a tierra) del enchufe del cordón
Nunca use un cable de extensión para conectar la unidad a la electricidad.
Nunca use un adaptado con enchufe de solo 2 puntas.
Si solo puede conectar la máquina de hacer hielo a un receptáculo/enchufe de pared de 2
puntas, comuníquese con un electricista calificado para que reemplace ese receptáculo/enchufe
de pared por uno de 3 puntas, de acuerdo con los códigos de electricidad aplicables.
Esta máquina de hacer hielo requiere un receptáculo/enchufe de pared de tres puntas estándar
de 115/120 voltios a.c.~/60hz.
Para prevenir cualquier daño físico o lesión, el cordón debe ser asegurado detrás de la máquina
de hacer hielo y no estar expuesto o colgando.
Cable de Extensión
Debido al posible riesgo de seguridad causado bajo ciertas circunstancias, se recomienda
firmemente que no use un cable de extensión para este electrodoméstico. Sin embargo, si no tiene
otra opción mas que usar un cable de extensión, asegúrese que este sea un cable de extensión para
electrodomésticos que este listado bajo UL/CUL, que tenga enchufe y receptáculo para enchufe de
tres puntas (cable a tierra) y que la capacidad del cordón eléctrico sea de 115 voltios y no menos de
10 amperios.
Protector contra variaciones de corriente eléctrica (Surge Protector).
La mayoría de electrodomésticos utilizan una series de paneles de control para operar. Estos
paneles son muy susceptibles a las variaciones de corriente eléctrica, las cuales causan que estos se
dañen o destruyen.
Si vive en un área o ciudad done hay muchas variaciones de corriente o apagones, se recomienda
que utilice un protector contra variaciones de corriente para todos los electrodomésticos y aparatos
eléctricos. El protector que elija debe bloquear una variación de electricidad alta para poder proteger
el electrodoméstico al cual está conectado. Por favor contáctese con un electricista licenciado en su
área si tuviera preguntas en referencia al tipo y tamaño de protector que necesita.
Daños debido a variaciones de electricidad no se consideran un defecto del fabricante y podrían
anular la garantía.
Control de Temperatura
Su congelador tiene un control que regula la temperatura. El control de temperatura está ubicado
en la esquina inferior a mano derecha.
La primera vez que encienda el congelador, use el modo de Congelamiento Rápido (luz ámbar)
marcado FAST FREEZE SWITCH (AMBER), déjelo encendido por lo menos 4 horas antes de
colocar alimentos dentro de su congelador. Esto asegurará que la cabina esté completamente
fría antes de colocar los alimentos.
Apague el botón de Congelamiento Rápido.
El control de temperatura va desde lo más caliente “1” hasta lo más frío “5” también tiene “OFF”.
Ajuste el control de temperatura al nivel que usted necesite. El nivel “3” es el más adecuado para
uso en la casa u oficina.
Para detener el enfriamiento de su congelador, mueva el control de temperatura a la posición
• Si gira la temperatura a la posición “OFF” detendrá el ciclo de enfriamiento, esto no significa
que apagará el congelador.
• Si la unidad se desconecta, pierde corriente o se apaga la llave principal, 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.
El Botón de Congelamiento Rápido (Ambar) (FAST FREEZE SWITCH (AMBER))
Mientras el Botón de Congelamiento Rápido esté encendido, la luz estará encendida
El Botón de Congelamiento Rápido ignora al termostato y permite que el compresor trabaje
continuamente, bajando la temperatura de la cavidad aún cuando el termostato no esté
Este Botón se usa para congelar alimentos frescos en cantidades grandes.
Cuando coloque alimentos en su congelador, congele tres libras de alimentos frescos por pie
Distribuya los alimentos para que se congelen de manera uniforme.
No es necesario ajustar el termostato cuando utiliza el modo de Congelamiento Rápido.
¿Cuando descongelar? Para el mejor funcionamiento y consumo mínimo de energía de su
congelador, descongele cuando las paredes internas estén llenas de escarcha o tengan un
espesor de ¼ a ½ pulgada.
Escoja un momento cuando no tenga muchos alimentos en el congelador.
Cómo descongelar? Siguiendo estas indicaciones:
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 incluída con esta
Retire los alimentos del congelador y colóquelos en una caja térmica para conservarlos y
Gire el termostato a la posición “OFF”.
Desconecte el congelador. La luz indicadora de suministro de energía se apagará (luz verde
Durante el descongelamiento, el hielo se derrite dentro de la cabina.
Para drenar el líquido retire la tapa de drenaje situada en el piso del congelador.
Retire la tapa de la pared izquierda.
Coloque una bandeja afuera de la pared izquierda para que drene.
Vigile la bandeja de vez en cuando para que no se desborde.
Limpie el interior de su congelador (vea la Pág. 18 Limpiando su congelador)
Coloque la tapa de drenaje dentro del congelador y fuera del gabinete.
Reconfigure el termostato según lo deseado.
Deje que la cabina se enfríe por una hora, luego coloque los alimentos.
Encienda el modo de Congelamiento Rápido por lo menos dos horas.
Coloque los alimentos en el congelador.
El descongelamiento toma pocas horas. Le ayudará, dejar abierta la puerta del congelador
para apresurar el proceso de descongelamiento. Para acelerar el descongelamiento, eche
agua caliente (no hirviendo), al hielo y la escarcha. Tenga mucho cuidado si usa la espátula
para raspar el hielo, si lo hace muy fuerte puede dañar el compartimiento de su congelador y
anular la garantía.
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 almacenar no
más del tiempo recomendado.
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 de ¼ a ½ pulgada de espesor.
La canasta de almacenaje está diseñada para organizar toda clase de alimentos. Para colocar
otros paquetes en su congelador, mueva la canasta a un lado o sáquela.
Limpiando su Congelador
Después de instalar su congelador, se le recomienda que este sea limpiado a fondo.
Gire el control de temperatura a “0”, desconecte el congelador y retire los alimentos y la canasta
de almacenaje.
Lave el interior con agua tibia y un trapo suave remojado en una solución de Bicarbonato de
Sodio. La solución consiste en dos cucharadas de la referida sal en un litro de agua.
Lave la canasta de almacenaje con un detergente suave.
Asegúrese que la puerta quede herméticamente cerrada para que su congelador funcione
Las partes externas de su congelador deben ser limpiadas con un detergente suave y agua tibia.
Seque el interior y el exterior con un paño suave.
Se recomienda que la unidad sea limpiada en el momento en que se descongela, con la finalidad
de que quede libre de mal olor y operando eficientemente.
Si usted sale de Vacaciones
Retire todos los alimentos
Desconecte su congelador
Limpie su congelador
Deje la puerta de su congelador ligeramente abierta para evitar la formación de mal olor, moho.
Sea extremadamente cuidadoso si hay niños. El congelador no debe ser accesible a los niños.
En el caso de ser un largo tiempo de almacenamiento, la puerta deberá ser sellada con cinta
adhesiva para que no se abra o se deberá retirar la puerta.
Para mover su Congelador
Retire los alimentos
Asegúrese de colocar cinta adhesiva a todo lo que se puede caer dentro de su congelador.
Retire las ruedillas para prevenir accidentes.
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.
Deje enfriar los alimentos de acuerdo a la temperatura ambiental antes de colocarlos dentro del
congelador. Si sobrecarga su congelador forzará al compresor a funcionar más tiempo del
normal. Los alimentos que se congelan lentamente pierden calidad y se descomponen.
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
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
Organice y coloque etiquetas 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.
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.
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 / APAGADO”
El compresor se enciende y se apaga
La temperatura de la habitación es más caliente de lo normal.
Colocó una cantidad muy grande de alimentos en el
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 la está sellando
El congelador no tiene el suficiente espacio libre.
El congelador recientemente fue desconectado.
Para que el congelador esté completamente frío necesitará
enfriarse por cuatro horas.
La temperatura dentro del congelador
está muy caliente.
La temperatura dentro del congelador
está muy fría.
La temperatura de la superficie externa
está caliente.
La temperatura está programada muy caliente. Baje la
temperatura con el control y espere unas horas hasta que
está se estabilice.
Ha dejado la puerta abierta frecuentemente. El calor entra en
el congelador cada vez que se abre la puerta. Abra la puerta
lo menos posible.
La puerta no está cerrada completamente.
La empaquetadura de la puerta la está sellando
Probablemente colocó alimentos calientes recientemente
El congelador recientemente fue desconectado.
Para que el congelador esté completamente frío necesitará
enfriarse por cuatro horas.
El control de temperatura está programado muy frío. Suba la
temperatura con el control y espere unas horas hasta que la
temperatura se estabilice.
El interruptor de Congelamiento Rápido está encendido, esto
ocasiona que el compresor funcione continuamente y
sobrepase el control de temperatura.
La pared externa del congelador puede estar 30º Fahrenheit
más alta que la temperatura de la habitación.
Esto es normal mientras el compresor funciona para transferir
calor dentro de la cavidad del congelador.
Ruido fuerte cuando el congelador
Ruido fuerte cuando comienza a trabajar
el compresor.
Sonidos similares a crujidos y estallidos
cuando empieza a funcionar el
Burbujeo o gorgoteo, como agua que
Formación de humedad dentro del
Formación de humedad fuera del
La puerta no cierra completamente
Los congeladores modernos tienen más capacidad de
almacenaje y la temperatura es más uniforme. Estos
requieren compresores más eficientes. Ud. puede oír el
compresor cuando no hay ruido alrededor.
Esto es normal. Cuando el congelador funciona con
presiones altas durante el ciclo de encendido. El sonido se
acabará e irá desapareciendo de acuerdo a como vaya
avanzando el congelamiento.
Las partes metálicas, como los ductos de agua caliente, se
dilatan y contraen. Esto es normal. El sonido desaparecerá
Esto es normal. Es el refrigerante (usado para enfriar el
congelador) que está circulando a través del sistema.
Asegúrese que el congelador esté nivelado. El piso puede
estar desnivelado. El congelador se puede estar meciendo.
Asegúrese que la superficie donde tiene el congelador
aguante el peso de este. Nivele el congelador colocando un
pedazo de madera o de metal por debajo.
Asegúrese que el electrodoméstico esté ubicado en un lugar
totalmente plano.
Esto es normal. Cuando el clima es húmedo y caliente, la
acumulación de escarcha aumenta. Se ha dejado la puerta
frecuentemente abierta. El calor entra en el congelador cada
vez que se abre la puerta. Abra la puerta lo menos posible.
La puerta no está cerrada completamente.
La empaquetadura de la puerta no está sellando
La puerta no está cerrada completamente. El calor entra en
el congelador cada vez que se abre la puerta.
El congelador no está totalmente nivelado.
El sellador de la puerta está sucio.
La canasta de almacenaje está fuera de su sitio,
obstaculizando el cierre de la puerta.
Estamos orgullosos de nuestro servicio de atención al cliente y servicio que brindan nuestros
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