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WHYNTER Portable Freezer
MODEL# : FM-45G / FM-65G / FM-85G
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENT
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS…….……………………………………..……………….....3
PARTS AND FEATURES.…………………………………………………………….. 4
PROPER LOCATION……………………………………………………………………5
MOVEMENT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS……………………….………5
OPERATING YOUR PORTABLE FREEZER..…………………………….……… 6-8
TEST-RUN……………………………………………………………………………….6
UNDERSTANDING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SETTING………………...6
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMNET……………………………………….……………..7
FAST FREEZING……………………………………………………………………......7
FOOD STORAGE……………………………………………………………………….7
DEFROSTING AND DE-ODERIZING………………………………………………...8
NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS AND FUNCTIONS..…………………………….8
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PORTABLE FREEZER………………… 8
TROUBLESHOOTING……………………….…………………………………..….......9
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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.
This portable freezer is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision. Young children must be supervised to ensure they do not play with the
appliance.
Ensure the freezer is unplugged before cleaning or if not in use.
To clean the freezer use only mild detergents or glass cleaning products. Never use
harsh chemicals or solvents.
Do not use this portable freezer with an extension cord or power strip. Please ensure
that the appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.
When positioning the portable freezer, ensure that there is at least a 6” clearance at the
sides of the portable freezer. This will allow for adequate ventilation of heat from the
back of the freezer.
Close the freezer lid immediately after putting in any items to maintain the internal
temperature of the unit.
Avoid placing the freezer near external heat sources or direct sunlight.
Make sure the freezer is placed on a flat, level, and solid surface.
Make sure that the surface on which the freezer is placed is strong enough to hold the
freezer once it is fully loaded with items.
The portable freezer is an electrical appliance. To avoid serious injury from electrical
shock, do not operate the 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 portable 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.
Never lift or carry the freezer by the power cord.
Keep the power cord away from heated surfaces.
This portable freezer is designed for non-commercial use only.
Do not plug this portable freezer into the power socket before setup is completed.
An empty portable freezer can be dangerous for children or small animals. If disposing of
the portable freezer remove gaskets, latches, lids and the entire door from your unused
appliance so that children or small animals cannot become trapped inside.
Do not cut or remove the third prong (the grounding prong) from the power cord.
The cord should be secured behind the unit and should not be left exposed or dangling.
Do not move this portable freezer without securing the lid in a closed and latched
position.
Performance may vary based on operational and ambient conditions.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Your Whynter portable freezer is supplied with all the accessories you need to enjoy
refrigeration almost anywhere. Below is an image of the freezer features and standard
accessories.
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Latch
Insulated lid
Wire baskets
Side handle
DC power cord
AC power cord
If you want to protect and provide additional insulation for your Whynter portable
freezer, the Whynter insulated flexible transit bag is your best solution. The transit bag
comes custom tailored with openings for your freezer's handle grips, air vents, and
power cords to allow operation with the bag in place. The transit bag also comes with a
fast open top flap for quick and easy access to the freezer compartment. A convenient
side pocket also allows you to tote any cords and accessories with the bag.
Please feel free to contact our Sales Team at info@whynter.com for purchase
information.
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Proper Location
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Because this unit is
Position your portable freezer in a location where there is
compressor based
proper air circulation and electrical connections.
appliance, ample
Keep the portable freezer away from heat and direct
space is required
sunlight if possible.
around the unit to
This portable freezer is suitable for vehicle use and
allow it to exhaust
camping however, the appliance should never be
properly.
exposed to rain.
This portable freezer should not be placed in a built-in or recessed area. It is
designed to be freestanding.
The normal operation of the freezer depends on heat radiation from the condenser.
For the initial use, remove all packaging and allow at least 6” of clearance around
the perimeter of the freezer.
Movement and Installation Instructions
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Remove all interior and exterior packaging.
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Position the freezer in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep the freezer away
from direct sunlight, heaters and corrosive gases/chemicals.
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Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water and a soft cloth.
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When inserting the AC power-cord into the power socket, make sure the
power socket is a grounded 115V~AC / 60Hz socket. Also, make sure that the
unit’s grounding prong has not being tampered with.
Note: When inserting the DC power-cord, make sure the input is a 12V~DC / 24V
power source.
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When moving the freezer, always use both handles to the carry the unit as
level as possible. This is in order to protect the compressor and the sealed
system.
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OPERATING YOUR
PORTABLE FREEZER
Test-Run
DC input power
 When powering your portable freezer with a standard 12 V socket, the unit will
not work if socket has a voltage of less than 10.4 V. The unit will restart when the
voltage is 11.8V or greater.
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When powering your portable freezer into a standard 24 V socket, the unit will
not work if the socket has a voltage of less than 22.5 V. The unit will restart when
the voltage is 24.2 V or greater.
UNDERSTANDING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SETTING
Your portable freezer uses a digital control system for adjusting the thermostat.
SET: Set button – press this to set the desired temperature
▲: Button for increasing the temperature setting +
▼: Button for decreasing the temperature setting –
FF: Fast Freeze button – this function quickly drops the temperature
“Run” indicator: this will be red when the Fast Freeze function is on and green
when the unit is running normally
2. “Low” indicator: yellow indicator will flash when the power is too low
3. LED display: shows the temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)
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Temperature Adjustment
1. When the freezer is plugged in to a power outlet, press the “Set” button. The LED
will display the factory pre-set temperature of 0°F
2. To adjust the temperature:
a. Press the “Set” button again
b. While the LED is flashing, press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to reach the
desired temperature
c. Once the desired temperature is set, the LED stops flashing. The current
internal temperature will then be displayed. After the LED has stopped
flashing, you can check the set temperature by pressing the set button
again
d. To change the preset temperature again repeat steps a., b. and c.
Note: Do not use the refrigerator-freezer as a refrigerator when the ambient
temperature is lower than 41°F
Fast Freeze Mode
Press the “FF” button to run the freezer on the “Fast Freeze” mode. The Fast Freeze
mode rapidly cools the unit to -8°F. The freezer will then maintain this temperature.
Note: Do not run the unit on “FF” (fast freeze) for more than four hours, as this might
adversely affect the refrigeration system.
Food Storing
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Fresh foods should NOT be stored together with frozen foods.
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When the temperature is set below 32°F, do not keep glass-bottled drinks such
as beer and lemonade or soda cans, as the glass and cans might shatter.
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Defrosting and Deodorizing
When the ice layer on the inner cabinet sides is over 0.2”, the defrosting operation
should be performed to improve the refrigerating efficiency. To do this,
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follow these steps below:
remove ice
with a sharp
1. Turn off the power, and remove all items inside the freezer.
object or
2. Allow the ice to completely melt.
screwdriver.
Tip: To remove unpleasant odors place a piece of charcoal in the chest
Normal Operating Sounds and Functions
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It is normal to hear gurgling sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant when each
cooling cycle ends.
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The surface temperature of the compressor can reach 158-194°F when running.
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The noise emitted by the cooling fan on the condenser is a normal function.
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It is normal for the fan in the power supply to run all the time.
CLEANING YOUR
PORTABLE FREEZER
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Always disconnect the power supply before cleaning. Clean the inside of the
cabinet whenever necessary using a solution of warm water and baking soda
(1 tablespoon to every 2 liters of water). Dry with a soft cloth.
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Do not use steel brushes or harsh detergents to clean the inner liner.
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Dirt from the condenser should be cleaned by a qualified technician when
necessary.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Cause
The compressor runs for 1 to 5 The voltage is not in the
minutes and stops.
correct range.
The ambient temperature
The compressor runs but the
is too high.
inner liner does not get very
cold.
The system is blocked.
The inner liner is very cold and
the compressor runs
continuously.
The compressor does not run.
The freezer is noisy.
The ice layer on the
evaporator is too thick.
The door is being opened
and closed too frequently.
The freezer is overloaded.
The condenser is not wellventilated.
The temperature sensortube is out of the
evaporator or the controller
is faulty.
The controller is faulty (the
power indicator is not on).
The thermostat is set too
high and the ambient
temperature is too low.
The freezer is not level.
The voltage is not in the
correct range.
Can the unit plugged into both
AC and DC power supply?
Solution
Switch off the power and restart
when the power is normal.
The operating temperature of this
unit is <90F. If temperature is
higher than 90F, the unit need
longer to cool to the set
temperature.
Contact service department via
email at service@whynter.com
Defrost the freezer
The door should be opened as little
as possible.
Remove some products from the
freezer.
Place the freezer in a wellventilated place.
Contact service department via
email at service@whynter.com
Contact service department via
email at service@whynter.com
Set the freezer to a lower
temperature.
Place the freezer on a flat and hard
surface.
Switch off the power and restart
when the power is normal.
Yes. If both AC and DC are plugged
in at the same time, then the unit
will primarily operate on AC. If the
AC power source fails, DC will
become primary source of power
supply.
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ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This WHYNTER Portable Fridge/ 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 portable fridge/ 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 portable fridge/ 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 portable fridge/ 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 LLC via email at service@whynter.com or call
866-WHYNTER.
Product contents and specifications may change without notice.
Copyright © 2012 Whynter LLC
www.Whynter.com
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