Avanti RM4550W User manual

Avanti RM4550W User manual
Model Number / No. de Modelo:
RM4550W /RM4551B / RM4589SS
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Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and specifications
without notice.
Avanti Products, A Division of the Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Fl orida 33152
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manua l for your appliance. Always read
and obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that
can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety
Alert Symbol and either the wo rds ” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in severe
personal injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in extensive
product damage, serious personal injury, or
Caution means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in minor or
moderate personal injury, property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert to know what potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of
injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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 precaution,
including the following:
Plug into a grounded 3 -prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use a n adapter, and
do not use an extension cord.
Replace all panels before operating.
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.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard o r
explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the
unit is disconnected.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can
result in electrical shock or death.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your refrigerator unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
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 temperatu res above 6 0°F (16 C) and below
90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain,
water spray or drips.
The refrigerator should not be loc ated next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections 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
Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of 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.
All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installations .
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
If you use the drainage container , you MUST set the Drain Select switch to OFF or the water can
overflow from the drainage container
Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first
batch of cubes must be discarded.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may
damage or discolor the interior.
Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this card and return it within 100
days of purchase and receive these important benefits to the following address:
Avanti Products, A Division of The Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O.Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152
? Protect your product:
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Avanti product on file to
help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.
? Promote better products:
We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet
your future needs.
-------------------------------------------------(detach here)---------------------------------------------------------Avanti Registration Card
Model #
Serial #
Date Purchased
Store/Dealer Name
Area Code
Phone Number
As Your Primary Residence, Do You:
Did You Purchase An Additional Warranty:
?Food Loss
Reason For Choosing This Avanti Product:
Please indicate the most important factors
that influenced your decision to purchase
this product.
?Product Features
? Avanti Reputation
?Product Quality
?Salesperson Recommendation
?Friend/Relative Recommendation
Your Age:
?under 18 ?18-25 ?26-30
?36-50 ?over 50
Marital Status:
? Married
Is This Product Used In The:
How Did You Learn About This Product:
? Advertising
?In Store Demo
?Personal Demo
Read this guide carefully.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new unit properly.
You'll find them on a plate located on the rear
outside wall of the unit.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or you need
more assistance, please call:
Please write these numbers here:
Date of Purchase
Avanti Customer Service
Model Number
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your unit.
If you received a damaged unit, immediately
contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the
Save time and money. Before you call for
service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It
lists causes of minor operati ng problems that
you can correct yourself.
We're proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are some
steps to follow for further assistance.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
unit. Explain why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send it to:
Customer Service
Avanti Products
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172 USA
Freezer Compartment Door
Freezer Compartment
Drip Tray
Removable Shelf (Big)
Removable Shelf (Small)
Front Foot
Adjustable Foot
Door Rack
Thermostat Box
Ice Cube Tray
Can Dispenser
REFRIGERATOR SAFETY _________________________________________________________2
IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES_________________________ ________________________________3
REGISTRATION INFORMATION_____________________________________________________4
HELP US HELP YOU … ___________________________________________________________ 6
PARTS AND FEATURES __________________________________________________________ 7
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS_______________________________________________ 9
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS____________________________________________________ 9
BEFORE USING YOUR UNIT___________________________________ ____________________9
INSTALLING YOUR UNIT ________________________________ _________________________9
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ______________________________________________________10
EXTENSION CORD _____________________________________________________________10
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING OF YOUR UNIT ______________________________________10
OPERATING YOUR UNIT ________________________________________________________ 10
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL __________________________________________ 1 0
USING YOUR ICE CUBE TRAY ___________________________________________________ 11
THE CHILLER COMPARTMENT _______________________ ____________________________ 11
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ______________________________________________________ 11
DEFROSTING YOUR UNIT________________________________________________________11
CLEANINGING YOUR UNIT _______________________________________________________11
POWER FAILURE _______________________________________________________________12
VACATION TIME ________________________________________________________________12
MOVING YOUR UNIT ____________________________________________________________ 12
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ___________________________________________________________12
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ______________________________________________________13
SERVICE FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR _____________________________________________ 14
YOUR AVANTI PRODUCTS WARRANTY ____________________________________________ 15
WIRING DIAGRAM ______________________________________________________________ 16
INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL ________________________________________________17~18
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury when using your appliance, follow
these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the refrigerator-freezer.
DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned refrigerator-freezers are still dangerous. . . even if they will “just sit in the
garage a few days.”
Before you throw away your old refrige rator-freezer: 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-freezer.
Never clean refrigerator-freezer parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a
fire hazard or explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other refrigerator-freezer. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
-Save these instruction s-
? Before Using Your Unit
? Remove the exterior and interior packing.
? Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
? 1 Water Drip Tray
? 1 Ice Cube Tray
? 1 Instruction Manual
? Before connecting the unit to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2 hours.
This will reduce the possibility of a malfunction in the cooling system from handling during
? Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
? Installing Your Unit
? This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
? Place your unit on a floor that is strong enough to support the unit when it is fully loaded. To
level your unit, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the unit.
? Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the unit, which allows the proper air
circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
? Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.).
Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical
consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the unit not to perform
? Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
? Plug the unit 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 Avanti Products service center.
? After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3 hours before
placing food in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
? 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 Avanti Products service center.
This unit should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this unit is equipped with a
three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the possibility of
electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
This unit requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground. Have
the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly
grounded. When a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility and obligation
to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental
The unit should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent
overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the
unit by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do
not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving
the unit, be careful not to damage the power cord.
? Extension Cord
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do
not use an extension cord with this unit. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely
necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed, 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a
grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10
? Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. The unit is
delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire to reverse the opening
direction, please call customer service for reversal instructions.
? Setting the Temperature Control
? Your unit has only one control for regulating th e temperature in the compartment. The temperature
control is located on the upper right hand side of the compartment.
? The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “5.”
? The range of the temperature control is from position "0” to “5”. After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the
temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The setting of “3” should be
appropriate for home or office use.
? To turn the appliance off, turn the temperature control to ”0”.
? Turning the temperature control to “0” position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the
power to the unit.
? If the unit is unplugged, has lost power, or is turned off, you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before
restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the unit will not start.
? Using Your Ice Cube Tray
? Recommended thermostat setting for ice making is position 5.
? Fill the ice cube tray (two thirds of it) with cold water or with any liquid suitable
for freezing and place the tray on the bottom of the chiller compartment to
freeze properly.
? Dry the tray, otherwise it may stick to the bottom of the chiller.
? The best method to get ice cubes out of the tray is to hold the tray under cold
tap water for a second.
? To eject the ice cubes from the tray, place over the ice bucket and twist slightly
? The Chiller Compartment
? This compartment is designed for production of ice cubes and short-term storage (3-4 days at
most) pf some commercially frozen foods.
? The temperature in this compartment does not get cold enough to freeze food safely for long
periods of time and works best when the food is already frozen.
? Be design, this chiller compartment is not a true freezer, and may not keep ice cream frozen, or
freeze items.
? A colder setting may be used for these items, but other items in the refrigerator may also be
? The chiller door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build up. This part is not covered
under your warranty. Be sure to defrost when the ice reaches 1/4 inch thick.
? Defrosting Your Unit
Defrost the unit when the frost accumulated on the evaporator is about 5mm (1/5 inch) thick. Set
the thermostat dial to “0” position.
Remove frozen or perishable foods from the appliance and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
During the defrost cycle, the ice melts into the water collection tray.
To remove the water, either remove the water collection tray and/or place a collection container
under the tray.
Dry the water collection tray and place back under the appliance compartment. Defrosting
usually takes a few hours. After defrosting, return the thermostat dial to the desired position. To
defrost quickly remove all foods from the unit and leave the door open. Never use a knife or other
metal instrument to scrape ice/frost from the evaporator.
? Cleaning Your Unit
? Turn the temperature control to "0", unplug the unit, and remove the food, shelves, and trays.
? Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be
about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
? Wash the shelves and trays with a mild detergent solution.
? The outside of the unit should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
? Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning the area of the controls, or any
electrical parts.
Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with
a clean soft cloth.
Failure to unplug the unit could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never use a
sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils and will void
the warranty. We recommend using a plastic scraper.
? Use a sponge or t owel to pick up the melting ice off the unit floor.
? Remove the frozen food from the chiller compartment and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
? Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
unit if you minimize the number of times the door is opened. If the power is going to be off for a longer
period of time, you need to take the proper steps to protect your food.
? Vacation Time
? Short vacations: Leave the unit operating during va cations 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 Unit
? Remove all the food.
? Securely tape down all loose items inside your unit.
? Turn the leveling screws up to the base to avoid damage.
? Tape the door shut.
? Be sure the unit stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect the
outside of unit with a blanket, or similar item.
? Energy Saving Tips
? The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances,
and out of the direct sunlight.
? Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the unit. Overloading the unit forces the
compressor to run longer.
? Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the unit. This cuts
down on frost build-up inside the unit.
? Unit storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners
interfere with cold air circulation, making the unit 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.
You can solve many common unit 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 the servicer.
Unit does not operate.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The unit temperature control is set at “0” position.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the
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 unit does not have the correct clearances.
Check to assure that the unit is level.
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
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls
may cause popping and crackling noises.
The unit is not level.
The unit is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty or bent.
The shelves, bins, or baskets are out of position.
Turns on and off frequently.
The unit seems to make too much noise.
The door will not close properly.
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti refrigerators. With the purchase of your Avanti unit,
you can be confident that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the Avanti Products
Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
Product Information
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
Part Orders
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home, by personal
check, money order, Master Card, or Visa.
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your refrigerator inside and out.
In -Home Repair Service
YOUR Avanti Products WARRANTY
Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of
original purchase date is needed to obtain
service under warranty.
For one year from the date of
purchase by the original owner, Avanti
Products will, at its option, repair or
replace any part of the unit, which
proves to be defective in material or
workmanship under normal use.
During this period Avanti Products will
provide all parts and labor necessary
to correct such defects free of charge,
so long as the unit has been installed
and operated in accordance with the
written instructions in this manual. In
rental or commercial use, the warranty
period is 90 days.
All Avanti
Appliances of 3.5 cubic feet capacity
or less must be brought/sent to the
appliance service shop for repair.
For the second through the fifth year from date
of original purchase, Avanti Products will
provide a replacement compressor free of
charge due to a failure. You are responsible
for the service labor and freight charges. In
rental or commercial use, the limited
compressor warranty is one year and nine
months. Cost to move the unit to the servicers’
shop and back to the user's home, as may be
required, are the user's responsibility.
Content losses of food due to spoilage.
Incidental or consequential damages.
Parts and labor costs for the following will
not be considered as warranty:
Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or
Inner door panels, door shelves, door
rails, and/or door supports.
Chest refrigerator lid liners.
Vegetable crispers.
Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
Plastic cabinet liners.
Punctured evaporator that voids the
warranty on the complete sealed system.
Repairs performed by unauthorized
Service calls that do not involve defects in
material or workmanship such as
customer education, door reversal, or
proper installation.
Service calls that are related to external
problems, such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate electrical power, accidents,
fire, floods, or acts of God.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting
circuit breakers.
Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose.
This warranty does not apply outside the
Continental USA.
Retire los accesorios de empaque (plásticos protectores, cartón y tiras engomadas). Limpie el
exterior con un trapo suave y seco, y el interior con un trapo húmedo y tibio.
1. Seleccione un lugar con un piso firme y nivelado.
2. Su refrigerador requiere ventilación. Deje un espacio mínimo de 5” hacia arriba y espacio
suficiente en el respaldo para permitir la circulación de aire.
3. Evite luz directa del sol o calor. La luz directa del sol puede afectar la capa de pintura. Las
fuentes de calor en su proximidad causarán un consumo mayor de electricidad.
4. Para un mejor desempeño, nivele el refrigerador utilizando las patas ajustables o tornillos
niveladores. Para verificar el nivel, abra la puerta hasta la mitad, debe regresar sola.
Este aparato electrodoméstico debe estar conectado a tierra. En caso de un cortocircuito eléctrico, la
conexión a tierra reduce el riesgo de choque eléctrico proporcionando un cable de escape para la
corriente eléctrica. Este aparato viene equipado con un cordón que posee un cable a tierra con un
enchufe de conexión a tierra. Este enchufe debe estar conectado en un tomacorriente instalado
correctamente y conectado a tierra.
El uso inadecuado del enchufe de conexión a tierra puede resultar en un riesgo de choque eléctrico.
Consulte con un electricista si no comprende bien las instrucciones de conexión a tierra o si existe
alguna duda sobre si el aparato está conectado a tierra correctamente.
Use un tomacorriente de pared exclusivo. No conecte su refrigerador a cordones de prolongación
eléctrica o junto a cualquier otro electrodoméstico en el mismo tomacorriente de pared.
Su unidad tiene un solo control para regular la temperatura, este control se encuentra localizado en la
parte superior derecha del compartimiento.
Al conectar y encender su unidad, asegúrese de rotar el control de temperatura hacia la posición de
Este control de temperatura puede variar desde “0” hasta la posición “5”, después de haberse
mantenido en la posición “6” por 24 o 48 horas aproximadamente, regrese el control de temperatura
para ajustarlo a la posición que más se ajuste a sus necesidades, por ejemplo la posición “3” sería
apropiada para usar su unidad en su hogar u oficinas.
Para apagar su unidad, simplemente rote el control de temperatura hacia la posición de “0”.
Rotando el control de temperatura hacia la posición de “0”, Usted solamente apaga el cyclo de
enfriamiento, pero no desconecta su unidad de la fuente de corriente.
Si la unidad es desconectada de la pared o sufre una interrupción de electricidad Usted siempre debe
esperar por un aproximado de 3 a 5 minutos para poder encenderla de nuevo, de no hacerlo así, su
unidad no comenzará a funcionar.
Un refrigerador vacío es una atracción muy peligrosa para los niños. Quite los sellos magnéticos,
puertas o cerraduras de todo electrodoméstico que no esté en uso, es tambien aconsejable remover
o quitar ambas puertas al momento de desechar su refrigerador.
Enchufe el cable a la toma de corriente, que debe ser 115-120v A/C, 10 AMP ó más. Para evitar
vibraciones, este equipo debe estar bien nivelado. Para encender el refrigerador, gire el control de
temperatura a la posición que corresponda al enfriamiento deseado.
? Para cortos períodos de ausencia (menos de 21 días) el congelador podrá quedar funcionando.
Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición mínima.
? En períodos de ausencia más largos, se aconseja dejar el refrigerador limpio y desconectado.
? Saque todo lo que tenga adentro del refrigerador y haga el deshielo y la limpieza general.
También retire la bandeja del congelador, limpie bien y séquela internamente.
? Deje la puerta entreabierta para que penetre el aire y así evitar la formación de olores.
? Evite dejar por mucho tiempo la puerta abierta.
? Evite aperturas frecuentes de la puerta.
? Nunca coloque alimentos calientes dentro del refrigerador. Espere que estén a una
temperatura ambiental.
? Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición adecuad a.
? Saque todos los artículos del refrigerador-congelador.
? Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien, incluyendo la
bandeja del congelador.
? Deje la puerta abierta para evitar la formación de olores, condensación o moho.
Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien, incluyendo la
bandeja del congelador.
Saque todas las partes movibles y empaquételas para que no se muevan durante la
Cierre la puerta del refrigerador y séllela con cinta adhesiva.
Asegúrese que el refrigerador va parado durante el viaje y cúbralo con una frazada.
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