DETAILED
INSTRUCTIONS FOR
USE OF UPRIGHT
REFRIGERATOR AND
FREEZER
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FELIX STORCH, INC.
Summit Appliance Division
An ISO 9001:2015
registered company
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, New York 10474
www.summitappliance.com
We thank you
for the
confidence you have shown by
purchasing our appliance. We wish
you much pleasure in its use.
The appliance is intended
solely for household use,
and may be installed built-in
or freestanding.
This refrigerator/ freezer
(hereinafter: the appliance) consists
of two parts: the upper part is the
refrigerator and the lower part is
the freezer.
The refrigerator is intended for
storing fresh food at temperatures
above 0°C (32°F). The freezer is
intended for freezing fresh food
and for long-term storage of
frozen food (up to one year,
depending on the type of food).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Notes and Warnings ..................................................... 3 - 4
Advice for Saving Power with Refrigeration
Appliances ................................................................................ 5
Appliance Description ...................................................................... 6
Installation and Connection ........................................................ 7 - 8
Operating the Appliance ........................................................... 9 - 13
Appliance Interior Equipment ................................................. 14 - 17
Recommended Distribution of Food in the Appliance ................... 18
Storing Food in the Refrigerator .................................................... 19
Storing Food in the ZeroZone Drawer .................................... 20 - 21
Freezing and Storing Frozen Food ......................................... 22 - 24
Freezing process ..................................................................... 22
Important warnings on freezing fresh food .............................. 23
Storage of industrially frozen food ........................................... 23
Frozen food storage time ......................................................... 24
Defrosting frozen food ............................................................. 24
Defrosting the Appliance ............................................................... 25
Cleaning the Appliance ................................................................. 26
Troubleshooting ...................................................................... 27 - 28
Information about Appliance Noise ............................................... 29
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Limited Warranty ........................................................................... 31
IMPORTANT NOTES
AND WARNINGS ////////////////////
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or metal capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards
involved.
Children should not play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance should not be performed by children without
supervision.
Before connecting the appliance to the power line, please read carefully the
instructions for use which describe the appliance and its correct and safe use. The
instructions apply for several appliance types/models; thus, settings or
equipment may be described herein which are not available in your appliance.
This instruction manual includes the NO FROST version/model of the freezer
which is fitted with a fan and in which the defrosting process is automatic.
Remove the packaging intended for protecting the appliance or particular parts
during transport.
Spacers are fitted on the corners of
the doors. Remove them and insert
the supplied plugs into their slots
(only in some models).
Before connecting the appliance to the power supply, let the appliance rest in a
vertical position for approximately 2 hours. This will reduce the possibility of
operational faults due to the effect of transport on the cooling system.
The appliance must be connected to the power line and g rounded in
compliance with the effective standards and regulations.
The appliance should not be used outdoors and it should not be exposed to
rain.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable
propellant in this appliance.
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Before cleaning the appliance, unplug it from the power line (unplug the power
cord from the wall outlet).
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a service technician or
other adequately trained person.
If the appliance will be out of use for a prolonged period of time, switch it off
using the relevant button, and unplug the appliance from the power line. Empty
the appliance, defrost it, clean it, and leave the door ajar.
If LED lighting does not work, call a service technician. Do not attempt to repair
the LED lighting yourself, as there is danger of contact with high voltage!
To protect the environment, take the obsolete appliance to an authorized
home appliance collection center.
Packaging is made of environmentally friendly materials that can be recycled,
disposed of, or destroyed without any hazard to the environment.
A rating plate can be found in the appliance interior. If the language on the
rating plate is not the language of your choice or the language of your country,
replace it with the one supplied.
DANGER: Risk of child entrapment! Before you throw away your old
refrigerator or freezer: take off the doors and leave the shelves in place so that
children may not easily climb inside.
WARNING! Keep ventilation openings in the appliance enclosure or in the builtin structure, clear of obstruction.
WARNING! Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the
defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING! Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING! Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by
the manufacturer.
The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that the product should not
be treated as normal household waste. The product should be taken to an
authorized collection center for waste electric and electronic equipment
processing. Correct disposal of the product will help prevent any negative effects
on the environment and health of people which could occur in case of incorrect product
removal. For detailed information on removal and processing of the product, please
contact the relevant municipal body in charge of waste management, your waste
disposal service, or the store where you bought the product.
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ADVICE FOR SAVING POWER WITH
REFRIGERATION APPLIANCES
• Install the appliance as specified in the instruction manual.
• Do not open the door more often than necessary.
• Occasionally make sure air circulation underneath the appliance is unobstructed.
• Condenser unit on the rear wall should be kept clean (see chapter
Cleaning the appliance).
• If the gasket is damaged or does not provide a perfect seal for other
reasons, have it replaced as soon as possible.
• Store the food in tightly sealed containers or appropriate packaging.
• Before placing the food in the appliance, cool it to room temperature.
• Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator compartment.
• Remove the drawers from the freezer compartment as described in the
instruction manual, in order to make use of the entire interior.
• Defrost your conventional freezer when an approximately 3-5 millimeter
(1/8 to 1/4 inch) layer of frost or ice has built up on the refrigerated surfaces.
• Make sure the layout of shelves in the compartment is uniform and that
the food is placed so that the air can freely circulate in the appliance
interior (observe the recommended placement of food as described in
the instructions).
• In appliances with a fan, do not block the fan slots.
• If you do not need the fan or the ionizer, switch them off to reduce power
consumption.
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APPLIANCE DESCRIPTION
A Refrigerator
1 Control unit
1
2
3
2
Led lighting of refrigerator
3
IonAir air ionizer (+ on/off
interior
switch)*
4
8
4
Pull-out glass shelf (height
adjustable)
A
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5
Bottle rack
6
ZeroZone drawer
7
CrispZone fruit and
vegetables drawer with
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humidity control
SimpleSlide
height-adjustable door bin
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Bottle bin
B Freezer
10 Freezer drawers
11 Glass shelves
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B
• Appliance interior equipment may change according to the appliance model.
• The drawers are protected against pulling out. To remove a drawer from the
appliance, open it, then lift the front part and pull it out.
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* Only in some models
INSTALLATION AND
CONNECTION
SELECTING THE ROOM
• Do not install the refrigerator where temperatures will be below 55°F or
above 110°F, because it will not maintain proper temperatures and the
refrigerator could develop high internal humidity.
Warning: Make sure the room where the appliance is installed is large enough.
There should be at least 1 yd3 of space per 0.37 ounces of refrigerant. Amount
of refrigerant is stated on the rating plate in the appliance interior.
INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
Appliance installation should be
carried out by at least two persons to
avoid any physical injury or damage to
the appliance.
• The appliance must stand level or
tilted slightly backwards, stable on a
solid base. At the front, the
appliance is fitted with two adjustable
legs that can be used to level the
appliance. At the rear side, casters
allow for easier installation of the
appliance (only with some models).
• There should be a clearance of at
least 5 cm (2”) between the
appliance and any cupboard
installed above it, in order to allow
adequate cooling of the condenser
unit.
• Do not expose the appliance to
direct sunlight and do not place it
near any source of heat. If this
cannot be avoided, install an
insulation panel.
max
30 mm
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• This appliance is intended for built-in installation, but it may also be installed
freestanding. When installed built-in, please allow these minimum clearances to ensure
the best operation and proper ventilation: 1/4” on one side (and even more space on
the hinge side to allow the doors to open wider than their width to make it easier to
remove shelves and storage bins), 5/8” at the rear and 1/16” at the top. Be sure that
airflow at the bottom of the appliance is not blocked. Consider the clearance
required to open the door fully in order to allow pulling out the drawers and
shelves (see installation diagram).
1249 mm
1201 mm
640 mm
688 mm
600 mm
644 mm
NOTE: The doors of your appliance are not user-reversible.
CONNECTING THE APPLIANCE
• Connect the appliance to the power socket using a connection cable. The
wall outlet should be fitted with a ground contact (safety socket). Nominal
voltage and frequency are indicated on the rating plate/label with basic
information on the appliance.
• The appliance must be connected to the power line and grounded in
compliance with the effective standards and regulations. The appliance will
withstand short-term deviations from the nominal voltage, but not more
than +/- 6%.
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OPERATING THE APPLIANCE
CONTROL PANEL
A Appliance On key and
refrigerator compartment Off key
B Acoustic alarm Off key
C Super cool On/Off key
D Refrigerator compartment temperature
keys
E Refrigerator temperature display
F Freezer compartment On key and
appliance Off key
G ECO function On/Off key
A
B
C
H Super freeze On/Off key
I Freezer compartment temperature keys
J Freezer compartment temperature
display
E
D
J
I
H
G
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SWITCHING THE APPLIANCE ON/OFF
Switching the appliance on: Switch on
the appliance by briefly pressing the
key A.
With this model, it is only possible to
switch on the freezer compartment
while the refrigerator compartment is
switched off. This setting can be made
in two ways:
- briefly press the F key to switch
on the freezer compartment only;
or
- first briefly press the A key to switch
on the entire appliance. Then, press
and hold (for three seconds) the A
key to switch off the refrigerator
compartment.
When the A key is pressed again, the
refrigerator compartment will be
switched back on.
Switching the appliance off: To switch
off the appliance, press and hold (for
three seconds) the key F (caution:
appliance will remain powered, i.e.
there will still be electric current in the
appliance).
ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE
• To set the temperature in the refrigerator compartment use the keys D:
lower temperature ;
higher temperature.
• Temperature in the refrigerator compartment can be set from 34°F to 46°F.
• After one of the D keys is pressed, the most recent temperature setting will flash on
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the display E. Use the D keys to set the desired temperature. Three seconds after
the last key was pressed, the most recent temperature setting is stored for the
refrigerator compartment.
• Recommended setting is 40°F.
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• To set the temperature in the freezer
compartment use the keys I:
lower temperature ;
higher temperature.
• Temperature in the freezer compartment
can be set from -6°F to +6°F.
• After one of the I keys is pressed, the most
recent temperature setting will flash on the
display J. Use the I keys to set the desired
temperature. Three seconds after the last key
was pressed, the most recent temperature
setting is stored for the freezer compartment.
• Recommended setting is 0°F.
FREEZER BOOST FUNCTION (SUPER FREEZE)
• Use this setting after switching on
the appliance for the first time, before
cleaning, or 24 hours before inserting a
large amount of food.
Switching on the freezer boost
(super freeze) function: Press the H
key. FF will appear on the display J.
If the freezer boost is not deactivated
manually, it will be automatically switched
off after approximately 2 days. Then the
temperature of the freezer compartment
returns to the most recently set value.
EXTREME FREEZING (UPPER DRAWER OF THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT)
• In order to quickly freeze fresh food, use the
XtremeFreeze function that is only active in
the upper drawer of the freezer compartment.
It involves intensive blowing of cool air into
that part of the appliance. Faster freezing will
retain more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
in the food for a longer period of time.
Switching on the freezer boost
(XtremeFreeze) function: Press the H
key and hold it for at least 3 seconds. EF
will appear on the display J.
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• With this setting, the compressor will operate continuously and the temperature in the
freezer compartment will drop considerably.
• If the setting is not deactivated manually (by pressing the H key), it will be deactivated
automatically after approximately one day. Freezer compartment temperature will return
to the most recent setting.
• Use this setting for freezing smaller amounts of food (up to 4.4 pounds) in the upper
drawer. When freezing a large amount of food, the setting should be activated 12 hours
before the food is placed in the freezer.
REFRIGERATOR BOOST (SUPER COOLING)
(REFRIGERATOR COMPARTMENT)
• Use this setting after switching on the appliance for the first time, before cleaning, or
before inserting a large amount of food.
Switching on the refrigerator boost (super cool) function: Press the C key.
If the function is not deactivated manually, it will be deactivated automatically after
approximately six hours. Refrigerator compartment temperature will return to the most
recent setting.
HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM
If the temperature inside the appliance is
too high, acoustic alarm will be activated
(intermittent tone) and the B key will
flash.
• Acknowledge and turn off the acoustic
alarm by pressing the B key.
• The acoustic alarm will be activated
every 24 hours if the temperature in the
appliance is not low enough and there is
danger of food spoilage. The alarm will be
switched off automatically as soon as the
temperature in the freezer drops to a level
that no longer presents spoilage hazard.
• When the appliance is switched on for the first time, there is a 24-hour delay in
temperature alarm operation since the appliance will not have reached the adequate
temperature. Thus, unnecessary activation of alarm is prevented.
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Open refrigerator door alarm: if the refrigerator or freezer compartment door is open for
more than 2 minutes, acoustic alarm will be activated and the B key will flash. When the door is
closed, the alarm will be deactivated. It can also be switched off by pressing the B key.
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ECO FUNCTION
To activate the Eco function, press the G
key. With this function activated, appliance
will operate with optimum settings.
SAFETY BLOCK (CHILD SAFETY LOCK)
Use this function if you do not wish to
manually adjust the appliance settings.
To activate, press and hold the B key (for
three seconds); LL will appear on the
display E.
This will lock all keys except B.
To deactivate the safety lock, press the B
key and hold it for three seconds.
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APPLIANCE INTERIOR
EQUIPMENT*
(* Equipment depends on model)
SHELF
2
WIRE BOTTLE RACK
• Some models also feature a wire bottle
holder. The bottle holder is protected
against being inadvertently pulled out. It
can only be pulled out when it is empty.
To pull it out, lift it slightly at the back
and pull it towards you. Place the bottle
holder so that the length of the bottles
does not prevent proper closing of the
door. The holder can take a maximum
load of 9 0.75-liter bottles or 13
kilograms of total weight – see label on
the right side in the appliance interior.
• Cans may also be placed on the bottle
rack (lengthwise or crosswise).
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• For clarity and easier access to food, the
shelves can be partly pulled out.
• The shelves may be adjusted to suit
your preferences using the guides in the
refrigerator interior. To remove a shelf
from the refrigerator, pull it out to the
point when it is stopped by the guide.
Then, lift it slightly at the front part and
pull it all the way out.
Store perishables at the back of the shelf
where the temperature is the lowest.
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CRISPZONE – FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BIN WITH
HUMIDITY CONTROL*
• The bin at the bottom of the refrigerator is intended for storing fruits and vegetables. It
provides humidity and prevents the food from drying out.
• Store the foods in suitable packaging to prevent them from emitting or taking on odors.
The bin has an integrated humidity regulator which allows setting the humidity
according to the amount of food stored.
Smaller amounts of food – push the
control slider to the right;
Larger amounts of food – push the
control slider to the left;
• Pulling out the bin:
- Pull out the bin as far as it will go.
Then, lift the front part and pull it out
completely.
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INTERIOR SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Mounted on the refrigerator door are compartments (shelves or bins) intended for storing
cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt and other smaller packages, tubes, cans, etc. There is a bottle
shelf at the lower end of the door.
ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS
The height of the door bins can be adjusted
without having to remove the bins from
the appliance. Simply pull the two levers on
each side of the bin towards you and slide
the bin up or down.
To remove a bin from the appliance, lift it as
far as it will go and pull it out.
STORAGE BIN (MULTIBOX)*
• MultiBox bin offers a convenient way
for storing food with a strong or
pungent smell, e.g. ripened or blue-vein
cheese, sausages, onions, butter, etc.
• The silicone lid provides an air-tight seal
that prevents the food from drying out
and the odor from spreading throughout
the refrigerator compartment.
• The silicone lid can also be used as an
egg or ice tray.
• If the flexible lid is used as an egg tray, place it directly on the bottom of the door bin
and use the open lower part of the Multibox bin to store food in smaller packages – pâté,
jams, smaller tubes etc.
FAN
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• The fan, hidden in the freezer unit, will make sure the temperature is distributed more
evenly and reduce condensation (dew) on the storage surfaces.
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IONIZER (IONAIR)
(certain models only)
• Air ionizer placed in the refrigerator compartment removes most bacteria, viruses,
gases, and unpleasant odors to make sure the air in the refrigerator is always fresh. The
food will remain fresh and tasty longer.
Ionizer switched on
Ionizer switched off
ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY
Innovative sensor technology allows adjusting appliance operation to the user's habits
or behavior. The adaptive intelligent system monitors, analyzes, and records on a daily
and weekly basis the use of the appliance and adapts appliance operation to the
perceived patterns. If the appliance is able to anticipate increased frequency of door
opening, the appliance will automatically lower the temperature before such time to
prevent the increase of food temperature as the door is opened more often. The
appliance will also anticipate adding larger amounts of food into the refrigerator or
freezer and adapt by cooling or freezing more intensively.
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RECOMMENDED DISTRIBUTION
OF FOOD IN THE APPLIANCE
Sections of the refrigerator:
- upper part: canned food, bread, wine, pastry, etc.
- middle part: dairy products, ready-made meals, desserts, soft drinks, beer, cooked food, etc.
- ZeroZone drawer: meat, meat produce, delicatessen
- CrispZone drawer: fresh fruit, vegetables, salads, root vegetables, potatoes, onions, garlic,
tomatoes, tropical fruit, sauerkraut, turnips etc.
Sections in the refrigerator compartment
door:
- upper/middle door bins: eggs, butter,
cheese, etc.
- lower door bins: beverages, cans, bottles,
etc.
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Freezer sections:
- freezer: freezing, storage of frozen food (see Freezing and Storing Frozen Food)
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STORING FOOD IN THE
REFRIGERATOR
IMPORTANT WARNINGS REGARDING FOOD STORAGE
Correct use of the appliance, appropriate packaging, maintaining
the right temperature, and observing the food hygiene standards
has a decisive impact on the quality of food storage.
Observe the expiration dates for the food, specified on the
packaging.
Food stored in the refrigerator should be kept in closed
containers or appropriate packaging to prevent them from
emitting or absorbing odors.
Do not store inflammable, volatile, and explosive substances in
the refrigerator.
Bottles with high alcohol content should be tightly sealed and
stored in an upright position.
Some organic solutions, essential oils in lemon and orange peel,
butter acid, etc. may damage the plastic surfaces in case of
prolonged contact, causing damage and premature ageing of
these materials.
Unpleasant odors warn of uncleanliness of the appliance or
contents that have turned (see Cleaning the Appliance).
If you are leaving home for a longer period of time, remove
perishables from the refrigerator.
FOOD STORAGE TIMES
Recommended storage time in the refrigerator
Type of food
Time
eggs, marinades, smoked meat
cheese
up to 10 days
up to 10 days
root vegetables
butter
desserts, fruit, ready-to-eat food, chunks of raw
meat
up to 8 days
up to 7 days
fish, raw minced meat, seafood
up to 1 day
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up to 2 days
STORING FOOD IN THE
ZEROZONE DRAWER
The ZeroZone compartment allows storing a wide variety of fresh food for up to three
times longer than in a conventional refrigerator. The food stays fresh longer, retaining
flavor and nutrients. The temperature in this drawer depends on the temperature
settings in the refrigerator compartment, environment temperature, frequency of door
opening, and amount of food placed in it. For a temperature around 0°C (32°F) in the
ZeroZone drawer, we recommend setting the refrigerator compartment temperature to
4°C (3 9 °F ) or lower. Temperature in the ZeroZone drawer may fall below 0°C.
Therefore, place the temperature-sensitive food in the upper parts of the refrigerator.
For optimum performance, the drawer should be fully closed.
• When buying food, make sure it is fresh as this will determine the quality of the food, as
well as how long it will keep in the fridge.
• Store the foods in closed containers or appropriate packaging to prevent them from
emitting or receiving odors and humidity.
• Take the food from the drawer 30-60 minutes before use to allow the aroma and flavor
to develop at room temperature.
• Foods sensitive to low temperature and not appropriate for storage in the ZeroZone
drawer include the following: pineapple, avocado, bananas, olives, potatoes, eggplant,
cucumbers, beans, peppers (capsicum), melons, watermelons, pumpkins, squash,
zucchini etc.
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• To remove the drawer:
- Pull out the drawer until it is blocked.
- Then, lift it at the front and pull it all the
way out.
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APPROXIMATE STORAGE TIME IN THE ZEROZONE
DRAWER*
Type of food
Time
sausages, cold cuts, beef, pork, venison, raw meat
up to 7 days
poultry
up to 5 days
fish
up to 4 days
seafood
up to 3 days
Vegetables:
cabbage, garlic, carrots
up to 180 days
celery, herbs
up to 30 days
green lettuce, cauliflower, radicchio, rhubarb
up to 21 days
broccoli, asparagus, kale, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, radishes
up to 14 days
onions, mushrooms, spinach, peas
up to 7 days
Fruit:
apples
up to 180 days
pears, kiwi
up to 120 days
grapes, quinces
up to 90 days
peaches
up to 30 days
red currant, gooseberries, plums
up to 21 days
apricots, blueberries, cherries
up to 14 days
raspberries, strawberries
up to 3-5 days
Other:
milk
up to 7 days
butter
up to 30 days
cheese
up to 30 days
* depending on the quality and freshness of food
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FREEZING AND STORING
FROZEN FOOD
FREEZING PROCESS
Maximum amount of fresh food that may be inserted at once
is specified on the appliance rating plate. If the amount of
food to be frozen exceeds the indicated amount, the quality
of freezing will be inferior; in addition, the quality of the
food already frozen will deteriorate.
• To make use of the entire freezer volume, use all drawers.
• Activate the super freeze function 24 hours before freezing fresh food:
- press the H key.
After this time, insert the fresh food into the freezing compartment.
Make sure the fresh food is not in contact with the food that is already frozen!
The most suitable place for freezing a large amount of fresh food is the upper section of
the freezer.
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• When freezing smaller quantities of food (2 to 4 pounds), activating the super freeze
function is not required.
• After 24 hours, the food can be moved to other freezer compartments and the freezing
process can be repeated as necessary.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS ON FREEZING FRESH
FOOD
Only freeze the food that is suitable for freezing in the freezer. Make sure
the food you freeze is of high quality and fresh.
Choose appropriate packaging and use the packaging correctly.
Packaging should not be permeable to humidity; it should be airtight
to prevent the food from drying out and losing vitamins.
Label the food; indicate the type of food, amount, and date of
freezing.
It is important that the food is frozen as quickly as possible. Therefore,
keep the packages small. Refrigerate the food before freezing.
STORAGE OF INDUSTRIALLY FROZEN FOOD
• When storing and using frozen food, observe the manufacturer's instructions.
Temperature and expiration date are indicated on the packaging.
• Only choose food with undamaged packaging, stored in freezers at temperatures of
-18°C (-0.4°F) or lower.
• Do not purchase foods covered in frost as this indicates they have been partly defrosted
several times and that they are of inferior quality.
• Protect the food from thawing during transport. In case of an increase in temperature,
safe storage time will be shorter and quality will deteriorate.
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FROZEN FOOD STORAGE TIME
RECOMMENDED STORAGE TIME IN THE FREEZER
Type of food
Time
fruit, beef
from 10 to 12 months
vegetables, veal, poultry
venison
pork
from 8 to 10 months
from 6 to 8 months
from 4 to 6 months
ground meat
bread, pastry, ready-to-eat meals
4 months
3 months
smoked sausage, fatty fish
1 month
DEFROSTING FROZEN FOOD
Freezing the food does not kill the microorganisms. After the food is defrosted or thawed,
bacteria are re-activated and the food spoils quickly. Use the partially or completely
defrosted food as soon as possible.
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Partial thawing decreases the nutritive value of the food, particularly fruit, vegetables, and
ready-to-eat food.
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DEFROSTING THE APPLIANCE
AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR DEFROSTING
Refrigerator does not need defrosting because the ice on the back interior wall is thawed
automatically.
Any accumulated ice will melt when the compressor unit is inactive. Drops will flow through an
opening in the refrigerator rear wall into a tray fitted above the compressor, from where they
will evaporate.
If an excessive layer of ice is formed on the rear wall of refrigerator interior (1/8” or more),
switch off the appliance and defrost the appliance manually.
DEFROSTING A NO-FROST FREEZER
• The NO FROST freezer will defrost automatically. Occasional frost that may appear on
the walls will disappear automatically.
• Build-up of ice or frost in the freezer compartment can be a result of abnormal use of
appliance (door opened too frequently and/or too long, door not properly closed etc.).
In this case, unplug the appliance, remove the food from the freezer and protect it from
defrosting.
Clean and dry the freezer interior. Before returning the frozen food into the freezer,
switch on the appliance and select the desired setting.
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CLEANING THE APPLIANCE
Before cleaning, unplug the appliance from the power source – switch off the
appliance (see chapter Switching the Appliance On/Off) and unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet.
• Use a soft cloth to clean all surfaces. Cleaners that contain abrasive substances, acids,
or solvents are not suitable for cleaning as they may damage the surface.
Clean the appliance exterior with water or a mild solution of suds. Lacquer-coated and
aluminum surfaces may be cleaned with lukewarm water to which you have added a mild
detergent. Use of cleaners with low alcohol content is allowed (e.g. window cleaners).
Do not use cleaners containing alcohol for cleaning plastic materials.
Appliance interior can be cleaned with lukewarm water to which you can add some
vinegar.
• The condenser unit mounted on the
(exterior) back wall should always be
kept clean, free of dust or deposits
resulting from kitchen smoke or fumes.
Occasionally clean off the dust using a
soft non-metal brush or a vacuum
cleaner.
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• After cleaning, switch the appliance back
on and insert the food.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem:
Cause or remedy:
Appliance is connected to
the power but it does not
work.
• Make sure there is voltage in the power outlet and that
the appliance is switched on.
Cooling system operates
continuously for a long
period of time:
Excessive build-up of
ice on the back wall of
refrigerator interior can be
a result of the following:
Build-up of ice or frost in
the freezer interior may be
a result of the following:
Condensate (dew) on the
shelf above the drawers:
Water leaking from the
refrigerator:
Temperature display
flashes:
• Too high ambient temperature.
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not closed correctly (possible impurities on the
seal, misaligned door, damaged seal, etc.).
• Too much fresh food inserted at once.
• Sensor in the refrigerator (A) blocked by fresh food.
Make sure the air can circulate around the sensor (only
with some models).
• Insufficient compressor and condenser cooling. Check
the air circulation behind the appliance and clean the
condenser unit.
Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Warm food placed in the refrigerator.
• Food in contact with the back interior wall of the
refrigerator.
• Poor door sealing.
If the seal is dirty or damaged, clean it or replace it.
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not properly closed.
• Poor door sealing.
• If the seal is dirty or damaged, clean or replace it.
• This is a transient phenomenon which cannot be entirely
avoided in periods of high ambient temperature and
humidity. It subsides when temperature and humidity are
normalized. We recommend cleaning the drawers more
frequently and wiping the droplets occasionally.
• Open the humidity control slider.
• Place the food into bags or other airtight packaging.
• Clogged water discharge opening or water dripping past
the water gutter.
• Clean the clogged opening using a plastic straw or
similar item.
• If a thick layer of ice builds up, defrost the appliance
manually (see Defrosting the Appliance).
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not closed correctly (possible impurities on the
seal, misaligned door, damaged seal, etc.).
• A lengthy power failure.
• Too much fresh food inserted at once.
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Problem:
Door is difficult to open:
Cause or remedy:
• If you are trying to open the freezer door after just
having closed it, this could be difficult to do.
As you open the door, some cool air escapes from
the appliance and it is replaced by warm air from the
environment. When this air is cooled, negative pressure is
generated which results in problems as you try to open
the door. After a few minutes, the condition is normalized
and the door can be easily opened again.
LED lighting does not
work:
• If LED lighting does not work, call a service technician.
Do not attempt a repair of the LED lighting yourself, as
there is danger of contact with high voltage!
Indication of error code on
the display (only with some
models):
• If E appears on the display, call a service technician.
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If none of the instructions above fixes your problem, call the nearest authorized service center
and state the type, model, and serial number found on the rating plate/label which is located in
the appliance interior.
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INFORMATION ABOUT
APPLIANCE NOISE
Cooling in refrigerator/freezers is made possible by a system that includes a compressor
(and a fan with some appliances), which generates some noise. The level of noise depends
on installation, proper use, and age of the appliance.
• After connecting the appliance to the power line, compressor operation, or the sound
of flowing liquid, may be somewhat louder. This is not a sign of malfunction and it will
not affect the useful life of the appliance. In time, appliance operation and this noise will
become quieter.
• Sometimes, unusual or loud noises may be heard during appliance operation; these are
mostly the result of improper installation:
- The appliance must stand level and stable on a solid base.
- The appliance must not be in contact with a wall or adjacent furniture.
- Make sure the interior equipment sits firmly in its place and that the noise is not
caused by cans, bottles or other containers placed next to each other.
• Due to the higher workload on the cooling system when the door is opened more
frequently or for a longer time, when a large amount of fresh food is introduced, or
when intensive freezing or cooling functions are activated, the appliance can temporarily
generate more noise.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES THAT DO NOT AFFECT THE
FUNCTIONALITY OF THE APPLIANCE.
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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. 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: (844) 478-8799
www.summitappliance.com
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For parts and accessory
ordering, troubleshooting and
helpful hints, visit:
www.summitapplianceparts.com