FG range of refrigerators
for milk storage
Rev. ENG
Purpose of This Manual
General Warnings
Manufacturer Identification
Refrigerator Identification
General Description
Description of Operation
Installation and Use
Checking the packaging
Electrical connection
Cleaning and maintenance
Non-ordinary maintenance and service operation
Warranty Claims
Purpose of This Manual
This manual for the FG10I WMFE refrigerator, which is part of the FG SERIES, serves to provide
instructions and useful recommendations for the correct installation, start up, use, maintenance
and cleaning of the appliance as well as to point out any residual risks or risks arising from
incorrect use.
This manual must be considered an integral part of the appliance to which it refers and as such, it
needs to be kept with care.
Some figures in this manual may illustrate details or parts that differ slightly from those on your
appliance; this in no way modifies essential information.
The manufacturer reserves the right to update this manual, as considered necessary, at any time
and without notice.
General Warnings
The safe and correct use of this product requires you to follow the rules and guidelines in this
manual. The manufacturer cannot be held liable for any damage arising from failure to abide by the
warnings in this manual.
The product referred to in this manual is made to store milk or similar liquids for human
consumption. No use other than that for which it was intended is permitted. Any other use is
considered improper and therefore, hazardous.
Carefully read the labels on the refrigerator; do not cover them under any circumstances and be
sure to replace them immediately should they become damaged.
In case of malfunctioning, disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply immediately.
Non-routine maintenance operation must be performed only by professionally qualified persons.
Some points of the internal condensing unit of the refrigerator may be hot or have potentially
sharp edges.
Before carrying out non-routine maintenance or servicing operation, disconnect the power supply
and wait for the time needed for the appliance to cool down. Always wear suitable personal
protective equipment, compliant with current standards, when performing cleaning or
The “Electric Shock Hazard” label found on parts, casings and/or covers serves to warn that their
removal means being exposed to the danger of coming into contact with energised parts.
Do not expose the refrigerator to jets of water and never use toxic substances for cleaning.
Do not expose the refrigerator to sources of heat.
In case of fire, use extinguisher powder.
The packaging material must be disposed in compliance with current regulations.
Manufacturer Identification
The product referred to in this manual is designed and made by
Vitrifrigo s.n.c
Via della produzione, 9
61020 Montecchio (PU)
Tel. +39 0721 491080
Fax + 39 0721 497739
Refrigerator Identification
refrigerator has an identification label with the following information:
unit identification code
refrigerated compartment volume
climatic class
compressor model
power supply voltage
power consumption (W)
current consumption (A)
type of refrigerant
refrigerant quantity
serial no.:
digits 1,2: year of manufacture
digits 3,4: week of manufacture
digits 5,6,7,8: progressive number
General Description
The FG10I WMFE refrigerator referred to in this manual is part of the FG range of refrigerators,
expressly designed to be coupled with coffee machines for the purpose of guaranteeing the correct
storage of milk or similar liquids for human consumption, which need to be maintained at a
controlled temperature.
Description of Operation
The refrigerator operates using a refrigerant vapour compression cycle that transfers heat from the
inside to the outside, making it possible to keep the liquid for human consumption stored inside it
at a constant, pre-set temperature.
The refrigerant evaporates by removing the heat from the air via the cold inside walls of the
refrigerator (in contact with the evaporator through which it flows) before entering the compressor.
Here the pressure and temperature of the refrigerant are increased and it is then passed through
an air-cooled condenser, where it is condensed. Lastly, the refrigerant fluid returns inside the
evaporator via capillary and the cycle is repeated.
The internal temperature can be varied using the thermostat in the back part of the refrigerator.
Installation and Use
Checking the packaging
As soon as the package arrives, inspect it, making sure that it is not upturned and that it has
suffered no damage during transport. Remove the packaging and inspect the unit for damage of
any kind.
If there is any doubt as to the integrity of the system parts, do not use the refrigerator.
You must inform your dealer of any damage and/or anomalies not later than 24 hours from the
date of purchase.
The FG10I WMFE refrigerator has the overall dimensions in millimetres (in inches) shown in the
figure below.
Place the refrigerator on a horizontal surface and use the adjustable feet to level it, if needed.
When choosing the position of the refrigerator, remember that a gap of at least 50 mm (2 in.) is
required between the back panel of the refrigerator and any wall in order to allow the warm air
from condensation to escape.
We recommend leaving a gap of the same size 50 mm (2 in.) between the top part of the
refrigerator and any surface above it.
As far as any space requirements at the sides of the refrigerator are concerned, there are no
specific instructions.
Electrical connection
The FG10I WMFE refrigerator is equipped with a IEC connection socket and a main power switch on
the back panel.
The power cord with Schuko plug (CEE 7/7) is supplied with the refrigerator.
Before connecting the refrigerator to the main electrical line, make sure that the supply has the
same characteristics (voltage, number of phases, network frequency and amperage) as those
stated on the product label.
Grounding the appliance is obligatory and therefore you must ensure that the electrical system to
which the refrigerator will be connected is grounded and that the grounding system is in perfect
working order.
The manufacturer declines all liability for any damage suffered by people or property as a result of
failure to abide by the above instructions.
To connect the refrigerator to the main electrical line, insert the plug into a socket without using, if
possible, adaptors, multiple sockets and/or extension cords. Should the use of any of these
accessories be unavoidable, only use items that comply with current safety standards and take
care never to exceed their capacity (in current).
The FG10I WMFE refrigerator has an oval opening on the side for ducting the pipe to pick up milk
from the container placed inside the refrigerator.
The refrigerator must be used only with the provided tank, in any case with closed milk containers.
The refrigerator can be started and adjusted using the thermostat placed on the back.
If the thermostat is set to OFF, the refrigerator is switched off.
Moving the thermostat to MIN will start the refrigerator.
The optimum temperature adjustment range for the application for which the FG10I WMFE
refrigerator is designed, is between the MIN and MAX settings marked on the thermostat.
As the thermostat is moved closer to the MAX position, the temperature inside the refrigerator will
become lower.
NOTE: The refrigerator can operate at lower temperatures than the level obtained by setting the
thermostat to MAX by turning the dial clockwise past this setting and as far as it will go.
However, since these temperatures are out of the envisaged range for storing milk or similar
liquids for human consumption, the manufacturer advises against using the refrigerator in
this way, stressing again that the appliance is designed and made to store milk or similar
liquids for human consumption at a controlled temperature and not to chill such products
from room temperature.
Adjusting the thermostat acts indirectly on the inside temperature of the refrigerator.
Once switched on, the refrigerator will begin to operate, but a certain amount of time is needed
(depending on external conditions as well as on the thermostat setting) for it to reach the required
internal temperature.
We recommend only inserting milk and/or similar liquids for human consumption inside the
refrigerator once the internal temperature has stabilized.
If the FG10I WMFE refrigerator is left to operate for very long periods of time, it is possible for ice
to form on its inside walls.
If the ice becomes considerably thick, it is advisable to defrost the refrigerator in order to continue
to guarantee good appliance efficiency and avoid higher electricity consumption.
To defrost the appliance, turn the thermostat dial to OFF; we recommend leaving the refrigerator
door open to speed up this operation.
Never use tools or utensils of any type to remove ice as this could damage the evaporator, which is
in contact with the inside walls of the refrigerator.
The manufacturer cannot accept any liability for damage to the appliance caused by failure to abide
by this recommendation.
At the end of the defrosting operation and after cleaning and thoroughly drying the insides of the
refrigerator, switch it on by turning the thermostat dial to the required setting.
Cleaning and maintenance
Before cleaning or carrying out any maintenance operation on the refrigerator, be sure to
disconnect it from the power supply.
This instruction is also found on a label located on the back panel of the refrigerator.
The outside of the refrigerator (plastic coated steel) can be washed first with warm water and then
rinsed in cold water and dried with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive products.
To clean the inside of the refrigerator, after removing any containers of milk or similar liquids for
human consumption, wipe with warm water and if necessary, a little vinegar to remove any grease.
Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Never use abrasive products, detergents or soap.
It is also advisable to make sure that the air-cooled condenser of the refrigerating unit at the back
of the appliance is clean. If it is particularly clogged with dust, this should be removed using a
vacuum cleaner.
In case of a prolonged period of disuse, we advise you to disconnect the refrigerator from the
power supply, empty it completely, clean it and leave the door slightly open to prevent the
formation of mould and/or unpleasant odours.
Non-ordinary maintenance and service operation
Servicing and maintenance operation on the refrigerator must be ensure and performed by
qualified service personnel only.
Access to the service area is permitted only for persons with knowledge and practical experience
with the unit, especially regarding safety and hygiene.
The refrigerator must be set up such that care and maintenance are not hindered.
If the refrigerator needs to be placed out of service, it must not be disposed of as household waste
but taken to a refuse recycling centre. This is shown by the
symbol on the product label.
Use specialist waste collection centres that are certified according to current standards.
If not correctly disposed of, the product can be harmful to the environment on account of the
specific substances it contains.
The refrigerant inside the system must not be disposed of with normal waste.
Incorrect disposal or illegal dumping of the product will lead to severe legal penalties of an
administrative and/or criminal nature, as envisaged by current laws.
Warranty Claims
The warranty period starts from the date of delivery to the final user.
The vendor should always be afforded the opportunity to rectify errors within an appropriate
Claims that exceed the above terms, in particular damage claims as a result of consequential
damage, are excluded to the extent that this is legally permissible.
Material defects shall be reported to the vendor immediately and in writing.
No warranty is provided:
- On any parts subject to natural wear and tear. These include the milk container, the parts
carrying milk and the front door’s seal.
- For malfunctions due to the effect of the weather, chemical, electrochemical or electrical effects.
- If malfunctions occur as a result of failure to follow handling instructions and regulations,
maintenance and care of the unit.
- If malfunctions occur as the result of failure to use original replacement parts or incorrect
assembly by the purchaser or by third parties or by faulty or negligent treatment.
- If improper modifications are made without our consent or in case of repair or reconditioning
work on the part of the purchaser or by third parties.
- In respect of faults caused by inappropriate or improper use.
The following table serves to provide some suggestions concerning the checks to be made in case
of incorrect refrigerator operation.
If, after completing the suggested checks, the refrigerator is still not operating regularly, contact
your nearest assistance service.
Probable Cause
The refrigerator will not start
Power supply
Make sure that the power cord is correctly plugged
into the power socket
Make sure the main power switch is on “I” position
Make sure that the automatic
system’s electrical panel is on
Make sure that the plug socket is working
Make sure that the power cord is not damaged and/or
The refrigerator is noisy
Make sure that the thermostat is not set to OFF
Make sure that the refrigerator has been properly
Make sure that the refrigerator is not in contact with
furniture or other items that might increase its
The cooling power of the refrigerator is
not sufficient
Refrigerant pipes
Make sure that the pipes and/or components of the
refrigerant circuit are not touching. This is a check
that must only be carried out by a specialist service
Door closure
Make sure that the door is correctly closed and also
that the gasket is not damaged in any point
Make sure that the refrigerator is not too close to a
source of heat
Make sure that the refrigerator is positioned so that
the condensation air can be discharged correctly
(from the rear panel)
Make sure that the condenser fan is rotating correctly
Check the condenser for dust and clean if necessary
Make sure that the insides of the refrigerator are not
excessively covered in ice. Defrost if necessary
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