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FREEZER / CONGELADOR

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES

Model Number / No. de Modelo: CF103

CAUTION:

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BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING

INSTRUCTIONS.

La sección en español empieza en la página 14.

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, Florida 33152 www.avantiproducts.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Help Us Help You

Parts and Features

Chest Freezer Safety

Important Safeguards

Important Safety Instructions

Installation Instructions

Before Using Your Freezer

Installation of Your Freezer

Electrical Connection

Operating Your Freezer

Temperature Control

Defrosting Your Freezer

The Freezer Compartment

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning Your Freezer

Vacation Time

Moving Your Freezer

Energy Saving Tips

Troubleshooting Guide

Service for Your Appliance

Wiring Diagram

Your Avanti Products Warranty

Instrucciones en Español

Registration Information and Registration Card

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HELP US HELP YOU...

Read this guide carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new freezer properly.

Keep it handy to answer your questions.

If you don't understand something or you need more assistance, please call:

Avanti Customer Service

800-220-5570

Keep proof of original purchase date (such as your sales slip) with this guide to establish the warranty period.

CAUTION:

THIS FREEZER IS NOT

DESIGNED FOR THE STORAGE

OF MEDICINE OR OTHER

MEDICAL PRODUCTS.

IF YOU NEED SERVICE

We're proud of our service and want you to be NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the service you receive, here are some steps to follow for assistance.

FIRST, contact the people who serviced your freezer. Explain why you are not pleased. In most cases, this will solve the problem.

Write down the model and serial numbers.

You'll find them on a plate located on the bottom outside wall of the freezer.

Please write these numbers here:

____________________________________

Date of Purchase

____________________________________

Model Number

____________________________________

Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your freezer.

If you received a damaged freezer, immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the freezer.

Save time and money. Before you call for service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It lists causes of minor operating problems that you can correct yourself.

details, including your telephone number, and send it to:

Customer Service

Avanti Products

10880 NW 30 Street

Miami, FL 33172 USA

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PARTS & FEATURES

CF103

1 Storage Basket

2 Temperature Control

3 Power Indicator Light

4 Door with Integrated Handle

5 Hinge

6 Power Cord

7 Side Panel

8 Legs

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CHEST FREEZER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on 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 wards” 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 death.

Caution means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in minor or moderate personal injury, or property or equipment damage.

All safety messages will alert you to what the 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.

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

Before the chest freezer 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 chest freezer, 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

• Replace all panels before operating

• It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your chest freezer, be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain

• Never clean chest freezer parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or 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 chest freezer or disconnect the 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 chest freezer unless it is specifically recommended in this material. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.

• Use two or more people to move and install the chest freezer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

• To ensure proper ventilation for your chest freezer, the front of the unit must be completely unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 55

0

F (13

0

C) and below 90

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F

(32

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C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind, rain, water spray or sunlight.

• The chest freezer should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.

• The chest freezer 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 required.

• Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of the chest freezer.

• The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.

• It is important for the chest freezer 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 installation.

• Check for leaks after connection.

• Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the chest freezer

• 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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your freezer, follow these basic precautions:

• Read all instructions before using the freezer.

DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.

Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned freezers are still dangerous, even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”

Before you throw away your old 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 freezer.

• Never clean 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 freezer. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Before Using Your Freezer

• Remove the exterior and interior packing.

• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:

1 Storage Basket

1 Instruction Manual

1 Plastic Scraper

• Before connecting the freezer 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 transportation.

• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.

Installing Your Freezer

• This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.

• Place your freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the freezer when it is fully loaded.

• Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the freezer, which allows the proper air circulation.

• Locate the freezer 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 freezer not to perform properly.

• Avoid locating the freezer in moist areas.

• Plug the freezer 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 freezer compartment.

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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 freezer should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this freezer 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.

This freezer requires a standard 115/120Volt~60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.

The cord should be secured behind the freezer and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.

Never unplug the freezer by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.

Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance.

The light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to the electrical power. The light indicates power supply, and will glow even if the temperature control dial is turned to “OFF”, or the compressor has failed to work and the compartment is not being cooled.

OPERATING YOUR FREEZER

Temperature Control

• Your freezer has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on the lower right hand corner.

• The first time you turn the unit on, switch the thermostat to the

“MAX” setting and run for at least 2 hours before putting frozen foods inside. This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is put in.

• The range of the temperature control is from position"MIN" the warmest to "MAX" the coldest. Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “MID” should be appropriate for home or office freezer use.

• To turn the freezer off, turn the temperature control to "OFF".

NOTE:

• Turning the temperature control to "OFF " position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the freezer.

• If the unit is unplugged, lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the freezer will not start.

• Large amounts of food will lower the cooling efficiency of the appliance.

• If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one numerical increment at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilize between adjustments.

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Defrosting Your Freezer

• When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer when the frost on the freezer walls is excessive or ¼ to ½ inch thick.

• Choose a time when the stock of frozen food is low.

CAUTION

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 the plastic scraper provided with your unit.

• Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food.

• Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”.

• Unplug the freezer. The Power Supply light should be off ( amber light out).

• During defrosting, the ice melts into the cabinet.

• Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out.

• Place a shallow pan outside drain outlet. The defrost water will drain out.

• Check the pan occasionally so the water does not overflow.

• Clean the interior of the freezer.

• Replace the plug on the inside floor.

• Reset the thermostat to desired setting.

• Allow the cabinet to cool for one hour.

• Return food to the freezer.

HELPFUL HINT:

Defrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the door open will help speed the process.

Also, pouring warm water (not boiling) on the ice/frost will help speed melting. If you must use a scraper- please use caution - it is very easy to damage the freezer compartment and void your warranty.

The Freezer Compartment

• This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food. Storage time is up to three months.

• The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded. The instructions regarding the care of frozen foods should be followed when defrosting the freezer.

• Pre-packed commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen foods manufacturer’s instructions for a three star frozen food storage compartment or home freezer.

• Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are instructions on the packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times.

• The freezer door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build up. Be sure to defrost when the ice reaches ¼ to ½ inch thick.

• A storage basket is provided for the organization of odd-shaped items. To reach other packages in the freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out.

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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Cleaning Your Freezer

• Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.

• Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage basket.

• Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.

• Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution.

• Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.

• The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.

• Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.

• The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty.

• It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odor free and running efficiently.

Vacation Time

• Remove all the food.

• Unplug the freezer.

• Clean the freezer.

• Leave the door open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold, or odors.

• Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child’s play.

Short vacations: Leave the freezer 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 or have the door removed.

Moving Your Freezer

• Remove all the food.

• Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer.

• Tape the doors shut.

• Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation.

Energy Saving Tips

• The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.

• Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the freezer. Overloading the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.

• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the freezer.

• Freezer storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer 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.

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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FREEZER

You can solve many common freezer 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.

PROBLEM

Freezer does not operate.

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

POSSIBLE CAUSE

Not plugged in.

Compressor turns on and off frequently.

The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.

The freezer temperature control is set to "OFF".

The room temperature is hotter than normal.

A large amount of food has been added to the freezer.

The door is open too often.

The door is not closed completely.

The temperature control is not set correctly.

Temperature inside the freezer is too warm.

The door gasket does not seal properly.

The freezer does not have the correct clearances.

The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely.

Temperature control is set too warm. Turn the control to a cooler setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Door is kept open too long or is opened too frequently. Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is opened. Open the door less often.

The door is not closed completely.

The door gasket does not seal properly.

Temperature inside the freezer is too cold. Temperature control is set too cold. Turn the control to a warmer setting and allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize.

Temperature of external freezer surface is warm. The exterior freezer walls can be as much as

30

ο

F warmer than room temperature. This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat from inside the freezer cabinet.

Popping or cracking sound when compressor comes on.

Metal parts undergo expansion and contraction, as in hot water pipes. This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer continues to run.

Bubbling or gurgling sound, like water boiling.

A large amount of warm or hot food might have been stored recently. Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its selected temperature.

The freezer has recently been disconnected for a period of time. Four hours are required for the freezer to cool down completely.

Vibrations.

Refrigerant (used to cool freezer) is circulating throughout the system. This is normal.

Check to assure that the freezer is on a level surface.

Floor is uneven or weak. Freezer rocks on the floor when it is moved slightly. Be sure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the freezer.

The freezer is touching the wall. Re-level the

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Moisture forms on inside freezer walls.

Moisture forms on outside of freezer.

The door will not close properly. freezer and move it from the wall.

See “Installation Instructions”.

Weather is hot and humid, which increases internal rate of frost build-up. This is normal.

Door is slightly open.

Door is kept open too long, or is opened too frequently. Open the door less often.

The door is not sealed properly.

Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside the freezer to meet warm moist air from outside.

The freezer is not on a level surface.

The gasket is dirty.

The storage basket is out of position.

SERVICE FOR YOUR FREEZER

We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service technicians that provide service on your Avanti freezers. With the purchase of your Avanti freezer, 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

800-323-5029

AVANTI PRODUCTS CUSTOMER SERVICES

Whatever your questions are about our products, help is available.

Part Orders

800-220-5570

In-Home Repair Service

800-220-5570

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 freezer inside and out.

WIRING DIAGRAM

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YOUR Avanti Products WARRANTY

WHAT IS COVERED

LIMITED ONE-YEAR

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 freezer, 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 freezer 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 foot capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service shop for repair. Avanti Products will provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished

Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.

LIMITED SECOND THROUGH

FIFTH YEAR WARRANTY

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 freezer to the servicers’ shop and back to the users’ home, as may be required, are the users’ responsibility.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED

• Content losses of food due to spoilage.

• Incidental or consequential damages.

• Parts and labor costs for the following will not be considered as warranty:

• Chest freezer lid liners.

• Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.

• Plastic cabinet liners.

• Punctured evaporator that voids the warranty on the complete sealed system.

• Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.

• Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit.

• Service calls that do not involve defects in material or workmanship such as customer education, door reversal, or proper installation.

• Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas including the state of Alaska.

• 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.

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INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL

PRECAUCIÓN

Para reducir el riesgo de incendio, descarga eléctrica, o daño cuando use su electrodoméstico, siga las siguientes precauciones.

• Lea todas las instrucciones antes de usar su electrodoméstico.

• Peligro o Precaución: Existe el riesgo que los niños queden atrapados.

• Niños atrapados o sofocamiento no son un problema del pasado. Los electrodomésticos son peligrosos aún si sólo los deja en el garaje por un par de días.

• Antes de desechar su congelador o refrigerador usado: quítele las puertas. Deje las repisas en su lugar para evitar que los niños se queden atrapados.

• No permita que los niños manejen, jueguen o entren dentro del electrodoméstico.

• No limpie su electrodoméstico con líquidos inflamables. Los gases pueden ocasionar fuego o una explosión.

• No guarde ni use gasolina u otros líquidos inflamables cerca de este o de cualquier otro electrodoméstico. Los vapores pueden ocasionar fuego o explosión.

- Guarde estas instrucciones.-

INSTRUCCIONES PARA LA INSTALACIÓN

Antes de Usar su Artefacto

• Retire la envoltura interna y externa.

• Verifique que tenga las siguientes partes: 1 canasta de almacenaje, 1 manual de instrucciones, 1 espátula de plástico.

• Antes de conectar su electrodoméstico a la corriente eléctrica, ubíquelo en una superficie plana por lo menos por 2 horas. Esto reducirá la posibilidad de malfuncionamiento en el sistema de enfriamiento por la manipulación durante el transporte.

• Limpie la superficie interior con agua tibia usando un paño suave.

Instalación de su Congelador

• Ubique su congelador en un piso que sea lo suficientemente fuerte para soportar su peso cuando este totalmente lleno o cargado.

• Deje aproximadamente 3 pulgadas de espacio entre la parte trasera y los costados de su electrodoméstico, así permitirá la circulación de aire necesaria para enfriar el compresor.

• Mantenga su congelador alejado del aire caliente, vapor o líquidos que puedan salpicarlo, ya que la unidad podría averiarse.

• Los rayos solares directos pueden dañar la capa acrílica, y las fuentes de calor pueden ocasionar un aumento en el consumo eléctrico. Manténgalo lo más alejado posible del agua para prevenir algún choque eléctrico. Evite los sitios húmedos y los ambientes extremadamente fríos ya que esto puede afectar la eficiencia del enfriamiento de su congelador.

• Evite ubicar su congelador en áreas mojadas o muy húmedas. Mucha humedad en el aire puede causar la formación de escarcha rapidamente y necesitará descongelar su congelador más frecuentemente.

• Conecte el congelador a un enchufe de pared exclusivo e instale el cable de tierra. Bajo ninguna razón se debe retirar la tercera punta del enchufe. Cualquier consulta con respecto a la energía y/o cable de tierra debe ser dirigida a un electricista certificado o autorizado por el Servicio

Técnico de Avanti Products.

Conexión eléctrica

Este electrodoméstico debe ser conectado a tierra. En el caso que ocurra un corto circuito, la conexión a tierra reduce el riesgo de recibir un choque eléctrico ya que cuenta con un alambre para el escape de la corriente eléctrica. Este electrodoméstico está equipado con un enchufe que consta de tres puntas, la tercera punta es la conexión a tierra. Este enchufe debe ser insertado a un enchufe de pared que este correctamente instalado con la conexión a tierra.

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ADVERTENCIA

• El uso inapropiado del enchufe a tierra puede desencadenar un choque eléctrico. Consulte a personal autorizado por Avanti Productos si tiene alguna duda sobre las instrucciones o si tiene alguna consulta si el electrodoméstico está correctamente instalado a la corriente eléctrica y a tierra. Si el cordón del enchufe del electrodoméstico se encuentra dañado, debe ser reemplazado por el Servicio Técnico de Avanti Products.

• El cordón del enchufe está equipado con tres puntas que encajan perfectamente en un enchufe de pared standard para reducir el riesgo de un choque eléctrico.

• Bajo ninguna circunstancia corte o saque la tercera punta del enchufe que le proveemos ya que

éste es para que vaya conectado a tierra.

• No use una extensión.

• La corriente de este electrodoméstico es de 115/120 voltios, tiene una salida eléctrica de 60 hz. y consta de un enchufe de tres puntas que va conectado al enchufe de pared.

• El cordón del enchufe debe ser asegurado atrás del electrodoméstico y no dejarlo expuesto para evitar accidentes.

Si la luz ambar que indica “Power On” (Encendido) está encendida quiere decir que el congelador está apropiadamente conectado a la corriente eléctrica. La luz indica que está recibiendo energía eléctrica, y se iluminará aún cuando Ud. cambie el control de temperatura a “OFF”, ó cuando pare de trabajar el compresor y el compartimiento no esté enfriando.

USANDO SU CONGELADOR

Control de Temperatura

• Su congelador tiene un control que regula la temperatura. El control de temperatura está ubicado en la esquina inferior a mano derecha.

• La primera vez que encienda el congelador, Gire el control de temperatura a “MAX”, déjelo encendido por lo menos 2 horas antes de colocar alimentos dentro de su congelador. Esto asegurará que la cabina esté completamente fría antes de colocar los alimentos.

• El control de temperatura va desde lo más caliente “MIN” hasta lo más frío “MAX”, también tiene

“OFF”. Ajuste el control de temperatura al nivel que usted necesite. El nivel “MID” es el más adecuado para uso en la casa u oficina.

• Para detener el enfriamiento de su congelador, mueva el control de temperatura a la posición

“OFF”

NOTA:

• Si gira la temperatura a la posición “OFF” detendrá el ciclo de enfriamiento, esto no significa que apagará el congelador.

• Si la unidad se desconecta, pierde corriente o se apaga la llave principal, tendrá que esperar

3 a 5 minutos para volver a reiniciar la unidad. Si usted intenta reiniciar antes de este tiempo su congelador no encenderá.

Descongelando

• ¿Cuando descongelar? Para el mejor funcionamiento y consumo mínimo de energía de su congelador, descongele cuando las paredes internas estén llenas de escarcha o tengan un espesor de ¼ a ½ pulgada.

• Escoja un momento cuando no tenga muchos alimentos en el congelador.

• Cómo descongelar? Siguiendo estas indicaciones:

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ADVERTENCIA

No use agua hirviendo porque dañará las partes de plástico. Tampoco use puntas o instrumentos metálicos para retirar la escarcha ya que dañará el espiral de enfriamiento y cancelará la garantía. Le recomendamos usar la espátula de plástico incluída con esta unidad.

• Retire los alimentos del congelador y colóquelos en una caja térmica para conservarlos y protegerlos.

• Gire el termostato a la posición “OFF”.

• Desconecte el congelador. La luz indicadora de suministro de energía se apagará (luz amarilla apagada).

• Durante el descongelamiento, el hielo se derrite dentro de la cabina.

• Para drenar el líquido retire la tapa de drenaje situada en el piso del congelador.

• Retire la tapa de la pared frente.

• Coloque una bandeja afuera de la pared frente para que drene.

• Vigile la bandeja de vez en cuando para que no se desborde.

• Limpie el interior de su congelador (vea la Pág. 18 Limpiando su congelador)

• Coloque la tapa de drenaje dentro del congelador y fuera del gabinete.

• Reconfigure el termostato según lo deseado.

• Deje que la cabina se enfríe por una hora, luego coloque los alimentos..

• Coloque los alimentos en el congelador.

INFORMACION ADICIONAL:

El descongelamiento toma pocas horas. Le ayudará, dejar abierta la puerta del congelador para apresurar el proceso de descongelamiento. Para acelerar el descongelamiento, eche agua caliente (no hirviendo), al hielo y la escarcha. Tenga mucho cuidado si usa la espátula para raspar el hielo, si lo hace muy fuerte puede dañar el compartimiento de su congelador y anular la garantía.

Compartimiento de su Congelador

• Este compartimiento está diseñado para un período largo (3 meses) de almacenamiento de alimentos congelados.

• El tiempo de almacenamiento de los alimentos congelados varía y se recomienda almacenar no más del tiempo recomendado. Cuando descongele su congelador deberá seguir cuidadosamente las instrucciones.

• Alimentos congelados preenvasados comercialmente deben ser almacenados de acuerdo con las indicaciones de su fabricante.

• Coloque los alimentos congelados dentro de su congelador inmediatamente después de comprarlos. Si hay indicaciones en el envase, sígalas cuidadosamente considerando el tiempo de almacenamiento.

• La puerta del congelador puede quebrarse cuando hay mucho hielo. Asegúrese de descongelarlo cuando el hielo haya excedido de ¼ a ½ pulgada de espesor.

• La canasta de almacenaje está diseñada para organizar toda clase de alimentos. Para colocar otros paquetes en su congelador, mueva la canasta a un lado o sáquela.

CUIDADO Y MANTENIMIENTO

Limpiando su Congelador

• Después de instalar su congelador, se le recomienda que este sea limpiado a fondo.

• Gire el control de temperatura a “OFF”, desconecte el congelador y retire los alimentos y la canasta de almacenaje.

• Lave el interior con agua tibia y un trapo suave remojado en una solución de Bicarbonato de

Sodio. La solución consiste en dos cucharadas de la referida sal en un litro de agua.

• Lave la canasta de almacenaje con un detergente suave.

• Asegúrese que la puerta quede herméticamente cerrada para que su congelador funcione eficientemente.

• Las partes externas de su congelador deben ser limpiadas con un detergente suave y agua tibia.

• Seque el interior y el exterior con un paño suave.

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• Se recomienda que la unidad sea limpiada en el momento en que se descongela, con la finalidad de que quede libre de mal olor y operando eficientemente.

Si usted sale de Vacaciones

• Retire todos los alimentos

• Desconecte su congelador

• Limpie su congelador

• Deje la puerta de su congelador ligeramente abierta para evitar la formación de mal olor, moho.

• Sea extremadamente cuidadoso si hay niños. El congelador no debe ser accesible a los niños.

• En el caso de ser un largo tiempo de almacenamiento, la puerta deberá ser sellada con cinta adhesiva para que no se abra o se deberá retirar la puerta.

Para mover su Congelador

• Retire los alimentos

• Asegúrese de colocar cinta adhesiva a todo lo que se puede caer dentro de su congelador.

• Selle las puertas con cinta adhesiva.

• Asegúrese que el congelador se mantenga parado durante el traslado.

PROBLEMA

GUIA PARA SOLUCIONAR PROBLEMAS

SOLUCION

Su electrodoméstico no funciona

El compresor se enciende y se apaga frecuentemente

La temperatura dentro del congelador está muy caliente.

La temperatura dentro del congelador está muy fría.

La temperatura de la superficie externa está caliente.

Ruido fuerte cuando el congelador funciona.

No está conectado a la corriente eléctrica.

El interruptor saltó o se quemó un fusible

El control de temperatura está en “OFF / APAGADO”

La temperatura de la habitación es más caliente de lo normal.

Colocó una cantidad muy grande de alimentos en el congelador.

La puerta permanece abierta mucho tiempo.

La puerta no quedó completamente cerrada.

El control de temperatura no está funcionando correctamente.

La empaquetadura de la puerta no la está sellando adecuadamente.

El congelador no tiene el suficiente espacio libre.

El congelador recientemente fue desconectado.

Para que el congelador esté completamente frío necesitará enfriarse por cuatro horas.

La temperatura está programada muy caliente. Baje la temperatura con el control y espere unas horas hasta que está se estabilice.

Ha dejado la puerta abierta frecuentemente. El calor entra en el congelador cada vez que se abre la puerta. Abra la puerta lo menos posible.

La puerta no está cerrada completamente.

La empaquetadura de la puerta la está sellando adecuadamente.

Probablemente colocó alimentos calientes recientemente

El congelador recientemente fue desconectado.

Para que el congelador esté completamente frío necesitará enfriarse por cuatro horas.

El control de temperatura está programado muy frío. Suba la temperatura con el control y espere unas horas hasta que la temperatura se estabilice.

La pared externa del congelador puede estar 30º Fahrenheit más alta que la temperatura de la habitación.

Esto es normal mientras el compresor funciona para transferir calor dentro de la cavidad del congelador.

Los congeladores modernos tienen más capacidad de almacenaje y la temperatura es más uniforme. Estos

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Ruido fuerte cuando comienza a trabajar el compresor.

Sonidos similares a crujidos y estallidos cuando empieza a funcionar el compresor

Burbujeo o gorgoteo, como agua que hierve.

Vibración. requieren compresores más eficientes. Ud. puede oír el compresor cuando no hay ruido alrededor.

Esto es normal. Cuando el congelador funciona con presiones altas durante el ciclo de encendido. El sonido se acabará e irá desapareciendo de acuerdo a como vaya avanzando el congelamiento.

Las partes metálicas, como los ductos de agua caliente, se dilatan y contraen. Esto es normal. El sonido desaparecerá paulatinamente.

Esto es normal. Es el refrigerante (usado para enfriar el congelador) que está circulando a través del sistema.

Asegúrese que el congelador esté nivelado. El piso puede estar desnivelado. El congelador se puede estar meciendo.

Asegúrese que la superficie donde tiene el congelador aguante el peso de este. Nivele el congelador colocando un pedazo de madera o de metal por debajo.

Asegúrese que el electrodoméstico esté ubicado en un lugar totalmente plano.

Esto es normal. Cuando el clima es húmedo y caliente, la acumulación de escarcha aumenta. Se ha dejado la puerta

Formación de humedad dentro del congelador. frecuentemente abierta. El calor entra en el congelador cada vez que se abre la puerta. Abra la puerta lo menos posible.

La puerta no está cerrada completamente.

La empaquetadura de la puerta no está sellando adecuadamente

La puerta no está cerrada completamente. El calor entra en el congelador cada vez que se abre la puerta.

Formación de humedad fuera del congelador.

La puerta no cierra completamente El congelador no está totalmente nivelado.

El sellador de la puerta está sucio.

La canasta de almacenaje está fuera de su sitio, obstaculizando el cierre de la puerta.

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