InstallaƟon, OperaƟon, and Maintenance for your wine cooler.
Model- AWC540SZ 1-866-471-7427
Important Safety InformaƟon
Improper handling can cause serious damage to the Avallon wine refrigerator and/or injury to the user. This
wine refrigerator is designed for domesƟc indoor use only. Do not use the unit for industrial or commercial
use. Any other use may invalidate the warranty. Please review the raƟng label located on the rear panel
of the unit for electrical and other technical data related to this unit. The unit must be used in a properly
grounded wall outlet. Please read and follow the safety informaƟon listed below to reduce the risk of Įre,
electric shock or injury.
• Do not exceed the power outlet raƟngs.
• It is recommended the wine refrigerator be connected on its own circuit.
• The unit must be installed in accordance with state and local electrical codes.
• A standard electrical supply (115 V, 60Hz), that is properly grounded in accordance with the NaƟonal Electrical Code and local
codes and ordinances is required.
• Use outlets that cannot be turned oī by a switch or pull chain.
• Always turn the unit oī and unplug it from the outlet when cleaning.
• Unplug the unit if it is not going to be used for an extended period of Ɵme.
• Do not operate the unit with a power plug missing the ground plug, a damaged cord or a loose socket.
• Be sure the wine refrigerator is properly grounded.
• Never plug or unplug the unit with wet hands.
• Do not bypass, cut or remove the grounding plug.
• Do not use extension cords or power strips with this unit. You may need to contact your electrician if it is necessary to use a
longer cord or if you do not have a grounded outlet. Do not modify the power cord’s length or share the outlet with other appliances.
• Do not start or stop the unit by switching the circuit’s power on and oī.
• If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or a qualiĮed technician.
• Never repair the unit while it is plugged in.
• Immediately unplug the unit if it makes strange sounds, emits smells or smoke comes out of it, and contact customer service.
• Do not remove any part of the casing unless instructed by an authorized technician.
• You should never aƩempt to repair the unit yourself. Contact customer service for service opƟons if the unit needs service.
• To prevent back and other types of injuries, use at least two people to move and install the wine cooler.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons, including children, with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabiliƟes,
unless they have been given supervision or instrucƟon concerning the use of the appliance by the person(s) responsible for their
• Install the wine refrigerator in a well venƟlated area where the ambient temperature is above 50°F and below 95°F.
• The temperature range for this cooler is opƟmized for wine and beverage storage. Perishable food items may require a diīerent
storage environment.
• Do not place hot or warm items into the cooler before they cool down to room temperature.
• This unit is designed to be installed indoors, and protected from rain, sleet, snow, and/or moisture.
• Never allow children to crawl inside the wine refrigerator. If disposing the unit, remove the door.
• Do not use this appliance near Ňammable gas or combusƟbles, such as gasoline, benzene, thinner, etc.
• Do not place the unit near heat sources such as ovens, grills, or direct sunlight.
• Only use in an upright posiƟon on a Ňat, level surface and provide proper venƟlaƟon.
• Do not pinch or kink the power supply line between the unit and cabinet.
• Do not place any other appliances on top of the unit.
• Do not turn the unit upside down, on its side, or at an angle oī level.
• If your model wine cooler is equipped with a lock, take care to keep the keys away from children.
• Do not move the unit without emptying the contents and securing the door in a closed posiƟon.
Table of Contents
Important Safety InformaƟon
Table of Contents
Parts IdenƟĮcaƟon
Installing Your Wine Refrigerator
InstallaƟon Clearance Requirements
Electrical Requirements
Leveling Your Wine Refrigerator
Installing your Door Handle and Shelves
Normal Sounds
Preparing your Wine Refrigerator for Storage
Cleaning and Maintenance
Trouble ShooƟng
First Time OperaƟng InstrucƟons:
Before use, make sure all packaging labels and materials are all removed from the unit. Be sure to keep track of all in
cluded parts and pieces before discarding packaging materials. It is advised that you keep the original box and packaging
materials in case you are ever to move or ship the appliance in the future.
Allow the unit stand for at least 24 hours before you use it; this allows the cooling components Ɵme to seƩle from transit. The
instrucƟon manual should be read before use.
This owner’s manual is provided for reference use only. SpeciĮcaƟons may change without prior noƟce. Refer to the product
label on the back of your wine refrigerator for the latest technical informaƟon.
Thank you for purchasing your Avallon wine refrigerator. Avallon is dedicated to developing products that will enhance your lifestyle with superior quality and disƟncƟve features. Please visit for more informaƟon
on your product and other Avallon products.
This manual contains important informaƟon regarding the proper installaƟon, use and maintenance of your wine
refrigerator. Following this manual will ensure that your product will work at its peak performance and eĸciency.
Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely transport your wine refrigerator.
For Your Records:
Please write down the model number and serial number below for future reference. Both numbers are located on
the raƟngs label on the back of your unit and are needed to obtain warranty service. You may also want to staple your
receipt to this manual as it is the proof of your purchase, and is also needed for service under your warranty.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
To beƩer serve you, please do the following before contacƟng customer service:
• If you received a damaged product, immediately contact the retailer or dealer that sold you the product.
• Read and follow this instrucƟon manual carefully to help you install, use and maintain your wine refrigerator.
• Read the troubleshooƟng secƟon of this manual as it will help you diagnose and solve common issues.
• Visit us on the web at hƩp:// to register your product, download product guides, addiƟonal troubleshooƟng resources and up-to-date informaƟon.
•If you need warranty service, our friendly customer service representaƟves are available via email at or by telephone at 1 (866) 471-7427.
Parts IdenƟĮcaƟon
Seamless Stainless Door
Control Panel
Roll-Out Shelf
Door Handle
Door Lock
Front Vent
Carbon Filter
Internal Fan
This is an air-cooled
unit equipped with
an internal fan that
helps to provide a
more consistent
Internal Fan
Carbon Filter
A built-in carbon
Įlter protects your
wine by acƟng as
a natural barrier
against harmful
Leveling Legs
Note: The carbon Įlter should be replaced every 3-6 months depending on the unit’s exposure level to odor. If the
unit is placed in kitchen regular replacement every 3 months is ideal.
Tip: Gather the model and serial number from the product label and write down before installing the wine cooler.
Installing Your Wine Refrigerator
The wine refrigerator should be installed in accordance with local electrical code requirements. The wine refrigerator
should also be placed in a locaƟon that is strong enough to support its total weight, keeping in mind that it will weigh
substanƟally more when fully loaded than when empty.
Before you plug the wine refrigerator into a power supply, be sure to let it stand upright for at least 24 hours to allow
the compressor’s oils to seƩle.
Unpacking the Wine refrigerator
WARNING: Use two more people to move and install the wine refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other
injury. Carefully remove the packaging materials. Remove any shipping tape and glue from your wine refrigerator
before using. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, Ňammable Ňuids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or
glue. These products can damage the surface of your wine refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any safety, warning, or product informaƟon labels from your wine refrigerator.
This wine refrigerator has been designed for free-standing, or built-in installaƟon. In every case, there must
be adequate venƟlaƟon and access for service.
Free-standing installaƟon:
A free-standing installaƟon will allow you to install the wine refrigerator in almost any place you desire. You must
follow the stated instrucƟons for electrical requirements, and leveling the wine refrigerator.
Built-in installaƟon:
A recessed installaƟon will allow you to install the beverage cooler under a counter or in a kitchen cabinet provided
the required clearance space around the beverage cooler is followed.
It is necessary to allow adequate venƟlaƟon space around the unit (make sure there is at least some venƟlaƟon room
for the back of the unit). The following addiƟonal items must be observed.
1. Place the wine refrigerator in front of the installaƟon locaƟon. Adjust the feet and place the unit Ňat on the Ňoor or
on a plaƞorm depending on your installaƟon requirements.
2. If the electrical outlet for the wine refrigerator is behind the cabinet, plug in the wine refrigerator.
3. Push the wine refrigerator into posiƟon.
WARNING: Do NOT install the wine refrigerator behind a closed cabinet door.
InstallaƟon Clearance Requirements
When installing the wine refrigerator under a counter, follow the recommended spacing dimensions shown.
• To ensure proper service access and venƟlaƟon, allow between 2-3 inches of clearance at the back as shown in the
below diagram.
• The installaƟon should allow the unit to be pulled forward for servicing, if necessary.
• The wine refrigerator should be installed on a Įrm and level surface that will be able to support the enƟre weight
of a fully loaded unit. It is important for the wine refrigerator to be level in order to work properly. If needed, you can
adjust the height of the wine refrigerator by rotaƟng the feet. See the “Leveling the Wine refrigerator” secƟon.
• A standard electrical supply (115 VAC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in accordance with NaƟonal Electrical Code
and local codes and ordinances is required.
Electrical Requirements
• Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet
• Never remove the grounding prong from the plug
• Never use an adapter to bypass the grounding prong
• DO NOT use an extension cord
• Failure to follow these instrucƟons can result in Įre, electrical shock, or personal injury.
Before you move your wine refrigerator into its Įnal locaƟon, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connecƟon:
A standard electrical supply (115 V, 60Hz), properly grounded in accordance with the NaƟonal Electrical Code and
local codes and ordinances, is required.
It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your wine refrigerator, be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned oī by a switch or pull chain.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 3 Amps.
Recommended grounding method
For your personal safety, this appliance must be grounded. It is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong
grounding plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a maƟng 3-pronged wall socket,
and grounded in accordance with the NaƟonal Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. If a maƟng wall socket
is not available, it is the personal responsibility of the customer to have a properly grounded, 3-prong wall receptacle
installed by a qualiĮed electrician.
Leveling Your Wine Refrigerator
It is important for the wine refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. It can be raised or lowered by rotaƟng
the plasƟc sheaths around each of the feet on the boƩom of the machine. If you Įnd that the surface is not level,
rotate the feet unƟl the wine refrigerator becomes level .You may need to make several adjustments to level it. We
recommend using a carpenter’s level to check the machine.
1. Place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to see if the wine refrigerator is level from front to back and side to
2. Adjust the height of the feet as follows:
Turn the leveling feet to the right to lower that side of the refrigerator.
Turn the leveling feet to the leŌ to raise that side of the refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: Once you are ready to install it in a cabinet or directly on the Ňoor, you must adjust the feet to level the
wine refrigerator.
Installing your Door Handle and Shelves
1. Open the door and carefully pull the door gasket around the area where the handle is to be installed.
2. Carefully remove the two pre-installed decoraƟve plugs from the front of the door. Note: some wine coolers do not
have decoraƟve plugs installed.
3. Insert each Phillips head screw through the gasket side of the door unƟl the screw pass through the door.
4. Align the handle with the screws and Ɵghten using a Phillips head screwdriver unƟl the handle is Ňush against the
door frame. CAUTION: Do not over-Ɵghten the screws as this may cause damage to the handle or to the stainless
steel door
5. Carefully press the door gasket into its original posiƟon.
Tip: To prevent damaging the door gasket, make sure to open the door all the way before pulling the shelves out of
their track.
To install the shelves:
1. Open the door completely.
2. Slide the shelf on the shelf track and slowly push back unƟl it stops.
3. Push down on the front of the shelf to allow the back of the shelf to liŌ over the plasƟc post. (Imagine a seesaw
movement.) ConƟnue to push the shelf back unƟl both notches pass through the plasƟc posts on each side of the
shelf track.
4. ConƟnue to push the shelf back.
To remove the shelves:
1. Open the door completely.
2. If necessary, make sure you remove all the contents siƫng on the shelf.
3. Pull the shelf forward unƟl the notch aligns with the plasƟc post on each side of the shelf track.
4. LiŌ the shelf unƟl both notches pass through the posts.
5. ConƟnue to pull the shelf forward unƟl it is completely removed from the inner compartment.
1. Have all packing materials and tape been removed from the interior and exterior of the wine refrigerator?
2. Have the installaƟon instrucƟons been followed, including connecƟng the machine to electricity? And has proper
grounding been installed for the wine refrigerator?
3. Has the machine been leveled?
4. Is the wine refrigerator in a site where the ambient temperature is between 50º F and 95º F all year round?
5. Is there a clearance of at least 2 to 3” at the rear for proper air circulaƟon?
This wine cooler has a temperature range from 40°F to 65°F.
POWER BUTTON: Press and hold down for three seconds to power your unit on, once pressed the “Run” indicator light will illuminate to indicate the unit is on and running. Press and hold for three seconds again and
the unit will power oī and the “Run” Indicator light will turn oī.
INCREASE TEMPERATURE: Press to increase the temperature by 1 degree increments.
DECREASE TEMPERATURE: Press to decrease the temperature by 1 degree increments.
INTERIOR LIGHT: Press this buƩon to turn on the interior LED light. Press again to turn the light oī.
Temperature Display: Shows the
set temperature and current
temperature in the upper zone.
When lit, the unit is in cooling mode.
This unit can be displayed in Fanrenheit or
Celsisus. To change between press and hold the
Increase and Decrease Temperature buƩons at
the same Ɵme for Įve seconds. A sound will then
beep and the indicator light will illiuminate next to
desired temperature seƫng.
Note: Allow at least 24 hours for your wine cooler to run before storing your wines and to allow the temperature to
acclimate. Whether your wine cooler can reach the actual set temperature depends on the ambient environmental
Tip: If you powered oī the unit, please wait at least 5 minutes before powering it back on.
Normal Sounds
Your new wine refrigerator may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces like the Ňoor, walls can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the
kinds of sounds that might be new to you and what may be making them.
• RaƩling noises may come from the Ňow of the refrigerant or the water line, Items stored on top of the wine refrigerator can also make noises.
• The high eĸciency compressor may make a pulsaƟng or high-pitched sound.
• Water running from the evaporator to the water bin may make a splashing sound.
• As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant Ňowing in your wine refrigerator.
• You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.
Note that under most refrigeraƟng seƫngs, the unit will automaƟcally defrost under most ambient condiƟons. However, on colder seƫngs, some frost may build up. AddiƟonally, the more humid the ambient condiƟons, the more
frost may build up. Keep the door closed as much as possible and avoid opening the door unnecessarily to minimize
frost build-up.
If frost is prevenƟng the door from closing properly, you may need to power the unit oī unƟl the frost melts. Use a
soŌ absorbent towel to dry the unit.
WARNING: Never aƩempt to remove frost with a sharp object!
Preparing your Wine Refrigerator for Storage
If the wine refrigerator will not be used for a long Ɵme, or is to be moved to another place, it will be necessary to
defrost the unit and dry the interior.
1. Disconnect the cooler from the power supply by removing the power plug from the wall socket.
2. Leave the door open to allow for air circulaƟon and to prevent mold, mildew and unpleasant smells.
CAUTION: Store the unit out of the reach of children. If you have children, you may want to take addiƟonal precauƟons such as removing the door to prevent a child from being trapped inside the cooler!
DO NOT touch the power plug when your hands are wet.
NEVER unplug the unit by pulling the plug.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Periodic cleaning and proper maintenance will ensure eĸciency, top performance, and long life.
The door and cabinet may be cleaned with a mild detergent and lukewarm water soluƟon such as 2 tablespoons of
baking soda to 1 quart of water.
Do not use solvent based or abrasive cleaners. Use a soŌ sponge and rinse with clean water. Wipe with a soŌ clean
towel to prevent water spoƫng. If the door panel is stainless steel, it can discolor when exposed to chlorine gas and
moisture. Clean stainless steel with a cloth dampened with a mild detergent and warm water soluƟon. Never use an
abrasive or causƟc cleaning agent.
The wine refrigerator’s interior should be cleaned occasionally.
1. Disconnect power to the unit.
2. Open the door and remove the contents and shelves.
3. Wait unƟl the unit defrosts.
4. With a clean cloth, wipe down the interior of the unit.
5. Reinsert the shelves and beverages.
6. Reconnect power to the unit.
Trouble ShooƟng
The wine cooler turns
on and oī frequently.
The wine cooler
does not turn on.
• The room temperature is higher
than the recommended ambient
• The door is being opened oŌen.
• The door is not completely closed.
•The door gasket is not sealing
•The cooler does not have the
suggested venƟlaƟon.
• There is a power failure.
• The cooler is not plugged in.
The wine cooler
will not reach
the desired
The wine cooler
is making strange
• A house fuse has blown or the
circuit breaker is tripped.
• The cooler is placed too close to a
heat source.
• The cooler does not have suĸcient
• The door is opened too frequently
or for long periods of Ɵme.
• Certain sounds are normal
• The unit is not level or is touching
another appliance.
• Run the cooler at the appropriate ambient
• Minimize the number of Ɵmes the door is
• Make sure the door is completely closed.
• Make sure the door gasket is properly sealed.
• Read and follow the “InstallaƟon Clearance
Requirements” secƟon.
• Ensure the cooler is plugged in and the power
outlet has power.
• Plug the unit in to a power outlet that has
suĸcient amperage.
• Replace the broken fuse in your fuse box or reset
the breaker.
• Keep the cooler away from direct sunlight or
other heat sources.
• Read and follow the “InstallaƟon Clearance
Requirements” secƟon.
• Close the door Ɵghtly and do not open the door
too frequently or for long periods of Ɵme.
• Read the “Normal Sounds” secƟon.
• Check to make sure that the cooler is level and
that it is not in contact with another appliance or
• Contact your local electrician to test your
electrical grounding system.
The body of the
wine refrigerator is
Frost is forming in the
wine cooler
• The unit is not properly
The door will not shut
• The cooler is not level.
• The door gasket is dirty.
• The door gasket is not installed
•The shelves are incorrectly installed. • Make sure to correctly install the shelves.
• The environment is humid.
• The ambient temperature is too
• The door is being opened too
Through the unit uses an “auto-defrost” system,
under certain condiƟons, manual defrosƟng may
be required. If frost builds up, you can try running
the cooler on a warmer temperature seƫng,
minimizing the number of Ɵmes you open the
door, or unplugging the unit to allow the frost to
• Make sure the cooler is on a level surface.
• Clean the door gasket.
• Make sure the door gasket is properly installed.
Single Zone Built-In Wine Refrigerator
AC 115 / 60 Hz
1.8 A
Black Cabinet with Stainless Steel Door
54 BoƩles
R134a, 1.8 oz.
40 to 65 F°
33.8” x 23.4” x 22.4”
110.2 pounds
NOTE: Technical data and performance informaƟon is provided for reference only.
SpeciĮcaƟons are subject to change. Check the raƟng label on the wine refrigerator for the most accurate
*Note on wine storage capacity:
The wine refrigerator will store 54 standard 750 ml. wine boƩles.
Product Warranty
Warranty Period
Koldfront will be responsible for:
Consumer will be responsible for:
1st year
All costs for repairing or replacing parts and/or unit which proves to
be defective. All transportation costs in the first 90 days.
All transportation costs after 90 days.
Limited 2nd-5th year
(compressor only)
Repairing or replacing any compressor which proves to be
defective. (Labor not included)
Labor and all transportation costs.
This product is warranted by Avallon and is subject to any conditions set forth as follows:
One Year Parts and Labor: For one year from the date of original retail
purchase, Avallon will repair or replace any part free of charge including labor that fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. Avallon
will be responsible for all transportation costs for the first 90 days from
original purchase date, after 90 days the consumer will be responsible.
Labor will be performed free of charge at an authorized Avallon repair
facility and will supply new, rebuilt, or refurbished parts free of charge.
Avallon may request a defective part be returned in exchange for the
replacement part. After the 12 month period, Avallon will no longer
be responsible for labor charges incurred or replacement parts. All
defective products and parts covered by this warranty will be repaired
or replaced on a mail-in basis to an Avallon authorized repair facility.
Five Year Limited Warranty (Compressor– Labor Not Included): In the
second through fifth year from the date of original retail purchase,
Avallon will replace the compressor free of charge. The consumer will
be responsible for all transportation and labor costs. Avallon will supply
a new, rebuilt, or refurbished compressor and may request for the defective compressor to be returned in exchange. This limited 5-Year warranty is for the compressor only and does not include labor.
All warranties apply to the original purchaser only, and only covers
defects in workmanship experienced during operation of the product
under normal service, maintenance, and usage conditions. This warranty applies to the purchase and use of this product in residential settings within the United States of America. All products and parts replaced by Avallon under warranty service become the property of
Avallon. All defective products and parts covered by this warranty will
be repaired or replaced on a mail-in basis to an Avallon authorized
repair facility.
Exceptions: Commercial or Rental Use Warranty: 90 days labor and
parts from date of original purchase. No other warranty applies.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED- The following limitations apply to the
coverage of this warranty. This warranty does not cover:
Labor charges for installation, setup or training to use the
product. Shipping damage, and any damage caused by
improper packaging for shipment to an authorized service
center, and any damaged caused by improper voltage or
any other misuse, including abnormal service, handling, or
usage. Cosmetic damage such as scratches and dents. Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed
to be replaced, e.g. filters, cartridges, batteries. Service trips
to deliver, pick-up, or repair, install the product, or to instruct
in proper usage of the product. Damages or operating problems resulting from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental specifications, uses contrary to instructions provided in
the owner’s manual, accidents, acts of God, vermin, fire,
flood, improper installation, unauthorized service, maintenance negligence, unauthorized installation or modification,
or commercial use. Labor, service transportation, and shipping charges for the removal and replacement of defective
parts, beyond the initial 12 month period. Products that have
been modified to perform outside of specifications without
the prior written permission of Avallon. Products lost in shipment, or theft. Products sold AS IS or from an unauthorized
reseller. Products that have had their serial numbers removed,
defaced, or with serial numbers that have been invalidated.
Damage from other than normal household use. Replacement or repair of household fuses, circuit breakers, wiring or
plumbing. Damage to personal property from use of product.
Damage from service other than from an authorized Avallonrepair facility. Hoses, knobs, lint trays and all attachments,
accessories and disposable parts. Any service charges not
specifically identified as normal such as normal service area
or hours. Any special or consequential damages arising out of
the use of the product.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE: If you believe your product is defective, contact Avallon Customer Support for troubleshooting assistance and warranty service at or call 1-866-471-7427. Before contacting Customer Support you are required to have
your model number, serial number and proof of purchase available upon request. Once an Avallon authorized representative has confirmed that your product is defective and eligible for warranty service, the product must be returned to an Avallon authorized repair
facility. Avallon is not responsible for damage resulting from shipper mishandling or improper packaging. Do not return a defective product to the place of purchase. Products received without a return authorization number will be refused. THISWARRANTYISINLIEUOFANYOTHERWARRANTY,EXPRESSORIMPLIED,INCLUDINGWITHOUTLIMITATION,ANYWARRANTYOFMERCHANTABILITYOR
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