Summit Appliance FFAR21L User manual

Summit Appliance FFAR21L User manual
COMPACT REFRIGERATOR
Model No. FFAR21L
Instruction Manual
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES
AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. KEEP THIS MANUAL IN A SECURE LOCATION.
Write Serial Number (on back of unit) here:
_______________________________
Felix Storch, Inc.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, New York 10474
www.summitappliance.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Technical Information ........................................................................................ 1
Important Safeguards ...................................................................................2 - 3
Location of Parts ................................................................................................ 4
Installation .....................................................................................................4 - 5
Placement ........................................................................................... 4 - 5
Electrical Connection ................................................................................ 5
Before the First Use .................................................................................. 5
Operation ........................................................................................................... 6
Temperature Adjustment
Defrosting
Food Storage
Normal Phenomena
Cleaning and Maintenance ...........................................................................7 - 8
Cleaning Your Refrigerator ........................................................................ 7
Vacation Time ........................................................................................... 7
Moving Your Refrigerator .......................................................................... 7
Energy-Saving Tips ..............................................................................7 - 8
Reversing the Door Swing of Your Refrigerator ........................................ 8
Locking the Refrigerator ............................................................................ 8
Wiring Diagram .................................................................................................. 9
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................. 10
Limited Warranty ............................................................................................. 11
Technical Information
Model Number:
Capacity:
Electrical Rating:
Input Power:
Energy Consumption:
Refrigerant:
Weight:
Unit Dimensions:
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FFAR21L
1.77 cubic feet
110V AC / 60Hz
87 watts
248 kWh/year
R134a, 1.09 oz
37.49 lbs
18.5"W x 17.4"D x 19.2"H
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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 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.

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.

If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent
or a similarly-qualified person in order to avoid an electrical hazard.

The power supply to the refrigerator must match the indicated power supply on the
nameplate. Otherwise the refrigerator will be damaged and the manufacturer's warranty
will be invalidated.

Do not place or use anything flammable, such as gasoline, gas cylinders, solvent-based
cleaning fluids, near the refrigerator due to the risk of fire. Substances with a high
percentage of alcohol must be stored in tightly sealed bottles or other containers and
should always be placed in an upright position.

Do not locate the refrigerator in a damp or wet environment or in a position where it is
likely to get splashed. Such an environment would weaken the electrical insulation or
expose live wires, possibly causing an electric shock or fire.

The refrigerator must be disconnected from its power source if it stops working or when it
is being cleaned or repaired.

To remove the plug from the socket, grasp the plug firmly and pull it out. Do not pull on
the cable. Do not connect the machine to electrical outlets while your hands are wet or
damp.

If a gas leak is discovered in the same room as the refrigerator, turn off the gas supply.
Do not open the refrigerator door and do not remove the plug from the main electrical
supply. A small spark resulting from such actions could cause a gas explosion. Open all
of the doors and windows in the room to disperse the gas.

Risk of child entrapment!
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous, even if they will "just sit in the garage a few days."

Before you throw away your old refrigerator: 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 refrigerator.
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
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
unobstructed. Choose 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 elements,
such as wind, rain, water spray or drips, and away from direct sunlight.

The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.

The refrigerator must be installed with its electrical connection 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 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.

In order to ensure normal operation of the refrigerator, after moving it a considerable
distance, you must wait for ½ to 1 hour before turning the unit on.

After an electrical failure, wait at least 5 minutes before turning on the refrigerator
again or the compressor may be damaged.

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.

IMPORTANT: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the
defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.

IMPORTANT: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

IMPORTANT: Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartment of
the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.

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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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LOCATION OF PARTS
INSTALLATION
PLACEMENT
 The refrigerator should not be placed in direct sunlight or close to heat sources such
as oven, grill, radiator, etc. Also avoid locations where the unit will be exposed to
moisture or can be easily splashed.

Place the unit on a firm flat surface. An uneven floor will cause vibration and noise.

Good ventilation around the refrigerator allows heat to escape smoothly, improving
cooling efficiency and saving energy. To maintain high operating efficiency, do not
place anything on top of the refrigerator.

Allow at least 4 inches of space at the back and sides of the refrigerator, which
allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor. This improves cooling
efficiency and saves energy.
1¼"
Minimum clearances for sides and top
4"
4"

After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3
hours before placing food into the refrigerator.
When installing the unit on a table or countertop, 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.
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
Surface is deep enough to accommodate the unit when the door is opened to 90º.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
Warning
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 service center.

Plug the refrigerator 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 service center.

This refrigerator should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this
refrigerator is equipped with a three-prong plug that mates with standard three-prong
wall outlets to minimize the possibility of electrical shock.

This refrigerator requires a standard 115/120-volt, 60Hz electrical outlet with threeprong ground.

To prevent accidental injury, the cord should be secured behind the refrigerator and
not left exposed or dangling.

Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug
firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.

The use of an extension cord is strongly discouraged.
BEFORE THE FIRST USE

All the accessories have been installed. Remove all packing materials and tape.

Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth. Any plastic odor
that you notice when you first open the door will dissipate once the appliance is
operating.

Put food into refrigerator after the cabinet temperature has had time to reach its
lowest point. For initial operation, it will be about 3 hours.
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OPERATION
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

The cabinet temperature is controlled by a thermostat located at the back of the
unit, to the left of the compressor. Rotate the dial to adjust the cabinet
temperature.

The optimum position of the thermostat depends on the temperature you prefer.
Cabinet temperature is affected by the ambient temperature, frequency of door
opening, the amount of stored food and the placement of the refrigerator. You can
adjust the thermostat according to current conditions.

Generally, the thermostat knob is set at the midpoint of the dial. When room
temperature is lower than usual, place the dial at a lower setting. Conversely, if the
room temperature is higher than normal, adjust the thermostat to a higher setting.
DEFROSTING
This appliance requires no manual defrosting. During the operation of the compressor,
ice will build up along the cold rear wall (the evaporator plate is behind the wall). During
the compressor’s off-cycle, the ice will melt, drip down, and collect in a tray above the
compressor, where the compressor’s heat evaporates the water. If you notice excessive
ice build-up on the rear wall, try setting the temperature slightly higher (i.e., a lower
setting of the thermostat). Also, be sure that the door gasket is sealing well.
FOOD STORAGE

Hot food should not be stored until it has completely cooled. It is suitable for food to
be frozen after pre-cooling it in refrigerating compartment then freeze it.

In order to allow air to circulate, when placing food in the refrigerator, allow proper
spacing between food items. To prevent drying out and to keep odors from mixing,
pack stored food carefully.
NORMAL PHENOMENA

It is normal that both side panels and the top of the refrigerator be warm because of
the built-in condenser.

There may be condensation on the surface of the appliance when it is placed in an
area of high humidity or when the weather is hot. It resembles the moisture that
condenses on a glass of cold liquid during summer. Dry it with a clean, soft cloth.

Occasionally the sound of a gurgling liquid can be heard. This is the refrigerant
flowing through the condensing tubes. The sound can also be heard when the
refrigerator stops working.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR

Turn the thermostat off, unplug the refrigerator, and remove the food, shelf and any
trays.

Wash the inside surfaces with a solution of a warm water and baking soda. The
solution should consist of about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water. If
you use a spray bottle, do not spray in the area of the temperature control, vents or
any electrical connections.

Clean the door gasket with a soft cloth dampened in warm water or mild detergent
solution.

Wash the shelf and trays with a mild detergent solution.

The outside of the refrigerator should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm
water. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.

Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.

Dust on the compressor and condensing coils (at the back of the appliance) will
affect the diffusion of heat. Clean them periodically with a soft brush or dusting
utensil.
VACATION TIME

Short vacations: Leave the refrigerator 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.
MOVING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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3.
4.
Remove all the food.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your refrigerator.
Tape the door shut.
Be sure the refrigerator stays secure in the upright position during transportation.
Also protect the outside of the refrigerator with a blanket or similar item.
ENERGY-SAVING TIPS



The refrigerator should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heatproducing appliances and out of direct sunlight.
Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator.
Overloading the refrigerator forces the compressor to run longer.
Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the
refrigerator. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the refrigerator.
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

To allow proper air circulation, keep a space between stored foodstuffs. To inhibit
drying and to cut down on odors, be sure food is packed well.
Refrigerator shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator 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.
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or the right side.
The unit is delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire
to reverse the opening direction, you can refer to the diagram below. If you have a
problem, call SUMMIT Customer Service at 1-800-932-4267.
LOCKING THE REFRIGERATOR
Your refrigerator comes with two keys and a lock at the bottom center of the door. Turn
the key a quarter-turn to the left to lock the door, and a quarter-turn to the right to unlock
it. Keep keys in a secure place.
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WIRING DIAGRAM
WARNING: DO NOT USE EXTENSION CORD!
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TROUBLESHOOTING
You can solve many common refrigerator 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 a service technician.
Problem
Refrigerator does not
operate.
Turns on and off frequently.
Possible Cause
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker has tripped or fuse has blown.
The thermostat is turned off.
The room temperature is warmer than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the refrigerator.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The refrigerator does not have the correct clearances.
Vibrations
Check to be sure that the refrigerator is level.
The refrigerator seems to
make too much noise.
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 refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
popping and crackling noises.
The refrigerator is not level.
The refrigerator is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly re-installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelf is out of position.
The door will not close
properly.
If your refrigerator shows other symptoms than those described above, or if you have
checked all items listed as the cause and the problem still exists, then call SUMMIT®
Customer Service at
1-800-932-4267
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LIMITED WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Within the 48 contiguous United States, for one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is
operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, warrantor will
pay for factory-specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must
be provided by a designated service company. Outside the 48 states, all parts are warranted for one year
from manufacturing defects. Plastic parts, shelves and cabinets are warranted to be manufactured to
commercially acceptable standards, and are not covered from damage during handling or breakage.
5-YEAR COMPRESSOR WARRANTY
1. The compressor is covered for 5 years.
2. Replacement does not include labor.
ITEMS WARRANTOR WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to
replace or repair fuses or to correct wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs or broken shelves. Consumable parts (such as
filters) are excluded from warranty coverage.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper
installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not
approved by warrantor.
4. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
7. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not
installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES – LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE
PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR.
WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY
GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the state of
California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For
more information, visit: www.summitappliance.com/prop65
Chemicals known by the manufacturer to be present in this product in
concentrations higher than threshold limits: NONE.
FELIX STORCH, INC.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: (718) 893-3900
Fax: (718) 842-3093
www.summitappliance.com
For parts and accessory ordering,
troubleshooting and helpful hints, visit:
www.summitappliance.com/support
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