REFRIGERATOR with CHILLER COMPARTMENT

REFRIGERATOR with CHILLER COMPARTMENT
CM405
Models CM405
CM411L
CM411L
CM421BL
CM421BL
Owner's Manual
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW
ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Write the Serial Number here:
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FELIX STORCH, INC.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
www.summitappliance.com
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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 words ”DANGER” or
“WARNING”.
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.
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.
Before the refrigerator is used, it must be properly positioned and installed
as described in this manual, so read the manual carefully. To reduce the
risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using the refrigerator, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
 Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet. Do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter,
and do not use an extension cord.
 It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your refrigerator, be provided. Use
receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
 Never clean refrigerator 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 refrigerator 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 refrigerator unless it is specifically
recommended in this material. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
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 Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back
or other injury.
 To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below
90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind,
rain, water spray or drips.
 The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
 The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical connections in accordance with state and
local codes. A standard electrical supply (115V AC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
 Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of the refrigerator.
 The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
 It is important for the refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to
make several adjustments to level it.
 Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
 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.
Risk of child entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous, even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”
 Before you throw away your old refrigerator: Take off the doors. Leave the
shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
 Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
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Table of Contents
Important Safeguards ......................................................................................................... 1 - 2
Location of Parts ..................................................................................................................... 3
Technical Information .............................................................................................................. 4
Installation Instructions ....................................................................................................... 4 - 6
Before Using Your Refrigerator ................................................................................... 4
Installing the Refrigerator ....................................................................................... 4 - 5
Electrical Connection / Extension Cord ....................................................................... 5
Reversing the Door Swing / Door Handle Installation .................................................. 6
Operating Your Refrigerator .................................................................................................... 7
Temperature Control / Ice Cube Tray / The Chiller Compartment .............................. 7
Care and Maintenance ....................................................................................................... 8 - 9
Defrosting Your Refrigerator / Cleaning Your Refrigerator / Power Failure ................ 8
Vacation Time / Moving your Unit / Energy-Saving Tips ............................................. 9
Problems with Your Refrigerator? (Troubleshooting) ............................................................ 10
Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................... 11
Location of Parts
Chiller
compartment
(ice cube tray)
Temperature
control knob
Drip tray
Wire shelf
Door
Crisper cover
Crisper
Leveling legs
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Technical Information
Models:
Capacity:
Electrical Input:
Rated Current:
Power Input:
Refrigerant:
Installation:
Unit Weight:
Unit Dimensions:
CM405 (white without lock)
CM411L (white with lock)
CM421BL (black with lock)
4.1 cubic feet
115V AC / 60Hz
1.4A
100W
R134a, 1.75 oz
Free-standing
57 lbs
19.5"W x 21.5"D x 33.3"H
Installation Instructions
Before Using Your Refrigerator:
 Remove the exterior and interior packing.
 Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
 1 drip tray
 1 ice cube tray
 2 wire shelves
 1 crisper drawer with glass cover
 1 handle with screws and handle seal
 2 keys (except model CM405)
 Before connecting the unit to the power source, let it stand 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 the Refrigerator:
 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.
 Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the unit, which will
allow 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. Extremely cold ambient temperatures
may also affect the unit's performance.
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 Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
 Plug the unit into an exclusive, properly installed and 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 authorized service center.
 After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2
to 3 hours before placing food in the refrigerator compartment.
Electrical Connection:
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power
cord is damaged, have it replaced by an authorized service center.
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 a standard three-prong wall
outlet 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-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.
To prevent accidental injury, the cord should be secured behind the unit and not
left exposed or dangling.
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 prevents overloading house wiring circuits that
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires. Never unplug the unit by pulling
on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the
receptacle. Repair or replace immediately any power cord that has 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:
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.
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Reversing the Door Swing:
Figure 1 (Default position)
Figure 2 (After door reversal)
1. Upper hinge cover
2. Screws
3. Upper hinge
4. Door
5. Lower door hinge
6. Screws
7. Hole cover
8. Cabinet
9. Pin cap
This refrigerator can be opened from either the right side or the left. By default, the door
hinge is on the right side. If you prefer it on the left, please follow these instructions:
NOTE: All of the parts that are removed must be kept for the reinstallation of the door.
1. Remove the three screws (6) holding lower door hinge (5). Keep hinge for later use.
2. Remove the door from the upper hinge (3), and keep the padded surface upward to
prevent scratching.
3. Remove the upper hinge cover (1), remove the two screws (2), remove the upper
hinge (3) and keep it for later use.
4. Remove the hole cover (7) and transfer it to the same location on the opposite side.
5. Insert the lower door hinge (5) into the left side, fixing the hinge into place by
tightening all the screws (6).
6. Remove the pin cap (9) from the left side of the upper door frame and then transfer it
to the same location on the opposite side.
7. Set the door on the lower door hinge (5), keep the door level, then fix the upper hinge
(3) to the body (8) by the screws (2).
8. Put on the upper hinge cover (1).
Door Handle Installation:
The door has two screw holes on each side, allowing you to install a handle (included).
To do so, align the handle with the screw holes on the side you prefer. Fix the handle in
place with the included screws, then cover the screw heads with the handle seal
(included).
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Operating Your Refrigerator
Setting the Temperature Control:
 Your unit has only one control for regulating the temperature in the
compartment. The temperature control is located on the upper right-hand side
of the compartment.
 When you turn the unit on for the first time, set the control to its coldest setting, 6.
 The range of the temperature control is from the Off position to 6. After 24 to
48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your
needs. The setting 3 should be appropriate for home or office use.
 To turn the appliance off, turn the temperature control to Off.
NOTES:
1. Turning the temperature control to Off stops the cooling cycle but does not
shut off the power to the unit.
2. 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:
 The recommended thermostat setting for ice making is position 6.
 Fill the ice cube tray two-thirds full of cold water or with any liquid suitable for
freezing and place the tray on the floor of the chiller compartment to freeze
properly. Be sure to dry the bottom of the tray, or it may stick to the floor of the
chiller compartment.
 The best way to get ice cubes out of the tray is to hold the tray under cold tap
water for a second, then gently twist the tray over an ice bucket to eject the
cubes.
The Chiller Compartment:
 This compartment is designed for production of ice cubes and for short-term
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storage (3-4 days at most) of commercially frozen foods.
The temperature in the compartment does not get cold enough to freeze food
safely for long periods of time and works best when the food is already frozen.
By design, this 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 affected.
The chiller door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice buildup. This
part is not covered under your warranty. Be sure to defrost when the ice
reaches 1/4 inch thick.
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Care and Maintenance
Defrosting Your Refrigerator:
1. Defrost the unit when the frost accumulating on the evaporator reaches a
thickness of about 1/4 inch. Turn the thermostat setting to Off.
2. Remove frozen or perishable foods from the chiller compartment and place
them in a cooler to protect the food.
3. During the defrost cycle, the ice melts into the drip tray.
4. To remove the water, empty the drip tray. Another collection container may be
placed under the freezer compartment in the meantime.
5. Use a sponge or towel to pick up the melting ice off the floor of the chiller
compartment. Never use a knife or other metal instrument to scrape ice/frost
from the evaporator.
6. Dry the water collection tray and place it back under the chiller compartment.
7. Defrosting usually takes a few hours. After defrosting, return the thermostat
dial to the desired position.
8. To defrost quickly, a container of warm water may be placed inside the chiller
compartment.
CAUTION: Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts.
In addition, using a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost may
damage the cooling system and will void the warranty. We recommend
using a plastic scraper.
Cleaning Your Refrigerator:
1. Turn the temperature control to Off, unplug the unit and remove the food,
shelves and drip tray.
2. Wash the inside surfaces with a solution of warm water and baking soda. The
solution should contain about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of
water.
3. Wash the shelves and tray with a mild detergent solution.
4. Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse
well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
5. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning the area of the
controls, or any electrical parts.
CAUTION: Failure to unplug the unit could result in electrical shock or personal
injury.
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.
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Vacation Time:
Short vacations: Leave the unit operating during vacations of less than three
weeks.
Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all
food and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To
prevent odor and mold growth, leave the door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary.
Moving Your Unit:
1. Remove all the food.
2. Securely tape down all loose items inside your unit.
3. Turn the leveling legs up to the base to avoid damage.
4. Tape the door shut.
5. Be sure the unit stays secure in the upright position during transportation.
Also, protect the outside of the unit with a blanket or similar covering.
Energy-Saving Tips:
 The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat
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producing appliances and out of 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.
The unit's storage area 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.
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Problems with Your Refrigerator?
You can easily solve many common problems with your refrigerator, saving you
the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can
correct the problem before calling the service provider.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Problem
Possible Cause
Unit does not operate.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker has tripped or the fuse
has blown.
The unit's temperature control is set at Off.
Turns on and off frequently.
Room temperature is warmer than usual.
A large amount of food has been added to
the unit.
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.
Vibrations
Check to be sure the unit is level.
The unit seems to be making too
much noise.
A rattling noise may come from the flow of
refrigerant, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling
sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in
your unit.
Contraction and expansion of the inside
walls may cause popping and crackling
noises.
The unit is not level.
The door will not close properly.
The unit is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly
re-installed.
The gasket is dirty or bent.
The shelves or the crisper are out of
position.
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Limited Warranty
ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Within the 48 contiguous United States, for one year from the date of purchase, when this
appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the
product, warrantor will pay for factory-specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a designated service company. Outside
the 48 states, all parts are warranted for one year from manufacturing defects. Plastic parts,
shelves and cabinets are warranted to be manufactured to commercially acceptable standards,
and are not covered from damage during handling or breakage.
5-YEAR COMPRESSOR WARRANTY
1. The compressor is covered for 5 years.
2. Replacement does not include labor.
ITEMS WARRANTOR WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your
appliance, to replace or repair fuses or to correct wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs or broken shelves. Consumable parts
(such as filters) are excluded from warranty coverage.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper
installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of
products not approved by warrantor.
4. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
6. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
7. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location
or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES – LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL
BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR. WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE
EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
FELIX STORCH, INC.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: (718) 893-3900
Fax: (718) 842-3093
www.summitappliance.com
For parts and accessory ordering,
troubleshooting and helpful hints, visit:
www.summitappliance.com/support
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