Airflo AF156 156L Fridge/Freezer Combo User Manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Model Number / No de Modelo :
AFF 156
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
REFRIGERADOR-CONGELADOR
(UNIT APPEARANCE MAY VARY FROM IMAGE)
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS.
La sección en español empieza en la página 14.
AIRFLO has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change
materials and specifications without notice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Refrigerator Safety
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Important Safeguides
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Help Us Help You
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Parts and Features
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Important Safety Instructions
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Installation Instructions
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Before Using Your Appliance
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Installation of Your Appliance
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Electrical Connection / Extension Cord / Surge Protector
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Operating Your Appliance
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Temperature Control
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Defrosting Your Appliance
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Freezing Fresh Foods
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Care and Maintenance
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Cleaning Your Appliance
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Power Failures, Vacation Time, Moving Your Appliance
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Energy Saving Tips
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Troubleshooting Guide
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Service for Your Appliance
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Wiring Diagram
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Your AIRFLO Products Warranty
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Instrucciones en Español
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Registration Information and Registration Card
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REFRIGERATOR SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual 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 words ” 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, property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert you 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES
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:
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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 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.
FOLLOW WARNING CALL OUTS BELOW ONLY WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR MODEL
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 temperatures above 60°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 located 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 (220-240V AC only, 50 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 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 installation.
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first batch
of ice cubes must be discarded.
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 anything other than its intended purpose.
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HELP US HELP YOU...
Read this guide carefully.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new refrigerator-freezer properly.
You'll find them on a plate located on the rear
wall of the refrigerator-freezer.
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:
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Date of Purchase
AIRFLO Customer Service
400-888-7510
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Model Number
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
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Serial Number
CAUTION:
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your
refrigerator-freezer.
THIS REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER
IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE
STORAGE OF MEDICINE OR
OTHER MEDICAL PRODUCTS.
If you received a damaged refrigerator-freezer,
immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the refrigerator-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.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
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
refrigerator-freezer. Explain why you are not
satisfied. 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:
INDUSTRY CLUSTER
DISTRICT MINQUAN
COUNTY HE'NAN
PROVINCE
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PARTS AND FEATURES
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Decorative Countertop
Freezer Section
Freezer Door
Refrigerator Shelves (Total 3)
Leveling Leg
Interior Light
Light Switch
Door Bins (Total 3)
Refrigerator Shelves (Total 3)
Cabinet
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury when using your refrigerator
-freezer, 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 refrigerator-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 explosion.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE
• Remove the exterior and interior packing.
• Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
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3 Door Bins
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• 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
transportation.
• Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
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INSTALLATION OF YOUR APPLIANCE
• Place your refrigerator-freezer on a floor that is strong enough to support the
refrigerator- freezer when it is fully loaded. To level your refrigerator-freezer, adjust the
leveling legs at the bottom of 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 refrigerator- freezer not
to perform properly.
• 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 AIRFLO Products service center.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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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 AIRFLO Products service center.
This appliance should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this appliance 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 appliance requires a standard 220/240 Volt AC ~/50Hz electrical ground outlet with three-prong.
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 appliance and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
The appliance 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 appliance 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 appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.
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Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do
not use an extension cord with this appliance. 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 amperes.
¾ SURGE PROTECTOR
Most electrical appliances use a series of electric control boards to operate. These boards are very
susceptible to power surges and could be damaged or destroyed.
If the appliance is going to be used in an area or if your city / country is prone to power surges / outages;
it is suggested that you use a power surge protector for all electrical devices / appliances you use. The
surge protector that you select must have a surge block high enough to protect the appliance it is
connected to. If you have any questions regarding the type and size of surge protector needed contact
a licensed electrician in your area.
Damages due to power surges are not considered a manufacturer covered defect and will void your
product warranty.
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OPERATING YOUR APPLIANCE
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SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The temperature control is located in the refrigerator section. This control
will adjust the temperature for both the refrigerator and freezer sections.
The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “7” the
coldest.
The range of the temperature controls are from position “0” or NO COOLING to “7” the coldest. After
24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting
of “5” should be correct for home or office refrigerator use.
NOTE:
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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 REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER WILL NOT START.
TURNING THE REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL TO “0” POSITION STOPS THE
COOLING CYCLE BUT DOES NOT SHUT OFF THE POWER TO THE UNIT.
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INTERIOR LIGHT
When you open the door the light will be ON automatically. When you close the door the light will
turn OFF automatically.
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DEFROSTING YOUR APPLIANCE
When?: For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer
compartment when the frost on the appliance walls is excessive or ¼ inch thick.
There is no need to defrost the refrigerator compartment, because ice depositing on the inner back
wall is defrosted automatically. Ice may deposit on the inner back wall during the compressor
operation; later on, when the compressor is not operating the ice will defrost and the water drops
collect and drain through the outlet in the inner back wall into the drain pan situated above the
compressor, from where is evaporates.
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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 a plastic scraper.
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Reset the thermostat to the “0” position and disconnect the power supply.
Remove the frozen food from the appliance and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
Leave the door open for a while so that you can easily scrap off the frost.
Use a plastic scraper but be careful not to damage the inner surfaces of the freezer.
Wipe up the scraped off frost and ice before it is completely defrosted.
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FREEZING FRESH FOODS
Proper use of the appliance, adequately packed food, correct temperature and taking into account
hygienic precautions will substantially influence the quality of freezing the food or storing of the
frozen foods.
This compartment is designed for the long-term storage of frozen food.
The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded.
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.
Carefully select food you intend to freeze, it should be of adequate quality and suitable for freezing.
Use correct packaging and wrap it tight.
The packaging should be airtight and shouldn’t leak since this could cause substantial vitamin loss
and dehydration of foods.
Foils and bags should be soft enough to tightly wrap around the foods.
When preparing foods to be frozen, consider sanitary precautions.
Mark packages with following data: kind and amount of foods and the date of loading.
It is extremely important that the food is frozen as quickly as possible.
If the loading amount is too large, the quality of freezing is reduced which affects the quality of
frozen foods.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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CLEANING THE APPLIANCE
Turn the temperature control to "0", unplug the unit, and remove the food and baskets.
Wash the inside 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 baskets with a mild detergent solution.
The outside of the unit should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
CAUTION
Failure to unplug the refrigerator-freezer could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
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Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
refrigerator-freezer 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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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.
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Moving Your Appliance
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 doors shut.
Be sure the unit stays in the upright position during transportation.
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Energy Saving Tips
The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances or
heating ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing them in the unit. Overloading the unit 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 unit. This cuts
down on frost build-up inside the freezer.
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.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR APPLIANCE?
You can solve many common refrigerator-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 for service.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Unit does not operate.
Compressor turns on and off frequently.
Vibrations.
The unit seems to make too much noise.
The doors will not close properly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or there is a blown fuse.
The refrigerator-freezer temperature control is set at "0".
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the refrigerator
- freezer.
The doors are opened too often.
The doors are not closed completely.
The temperature control is not set correctly.
The door gaskets do not seal properly.
The refrigerator -freezer does not have the correct
clearances.
Check to assure that the refrigerator - freezer 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 refrigerator freezer.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
popping and crackling noises.
The unit is not level.
The unit is not level.
The doors are reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The crisper is out of position.
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SERVICE FOR YOUR APPLIANCE
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service technicians
that provide service on your AIRFLO refrigerator - freezer. With the purchase of your AIRFLO
refrigerator - freezer, you can be confident that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the
AIRFLO Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
WIRING DIAGRAM
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Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under
warranty.
YOUR AIRFLO PRODUCTS
WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED – LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
AIRFLO Products warrants that the product is free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of
twelve (12) months from the date of purchase by the original owner. The foregoing timeline begins to run upon the
date of purchase, and shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or suspended for any reason whatsoever unless
described in detail in the warranty document. For one year from the date of purchase by the original owner,
AIRFLO products will, at its option, repair or replace any part of the product which proves to be defective in material
or workmanship under normal use. AIRFLO Products will provide you with a reasonably similar product that is
either new or factory refurbished. During this period AIRFLO Products will provide all parts and labor necessary to
correct such defects free of charge, so long as the product 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 AIRFLO
appliances of 4.2 cubic feet capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service center for repair.
LIMITED SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR WARRANTY
For the second through the fifth year from the date of original purchase, AIRFLO 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. Costs
involved to move the product to the service center and back to the user’s home, as maybe required, are the user’s
responsibility.
WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS / WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
The warranty coverage described herein excludes all defects or damage that are not the direct fault of AIRFLO
Products, including without limitation, one or more of the following:
• A failure to comply with any applicable state, local, city, or county electrical, plumbing and/or building codes,
regulations, or laws, including failure to install the product in strict conformity with local fire and building codes
and regulations.
• Any external, elemental and/or environmental forces and factors, including without limitation, rain, wind, sand,
floods, fires, mud slides, freezing temperatures, excessive moisture or extended exposure to humidity, lightning,
power surges, structural failures surrounding the appliance, and acts of God.
• Shipping and handling costs associated with the
• Content losses of food or other content due to
replacement of the unit.
spoilage.
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Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.
• Incidental or consequential damages
• Service calls that are related to external problems,
• Parts and labor costs for the following will not be
such as abuse, misuse, inadequate electrical power,
considered as warranty:
accidents, fire, floods, or any other acts of God.
• Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or frames.
• Failure of the product if it is used for other than it
• Inner door panels, door shelves, door rails, and/or
intended purpose.
door supports.
• The warranty does not apply outside the Continental
• Chest freezer lid liners.
USA.
• Vegetable crispers.
• Surcharges including but not limited to, any after
• Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
• Plastic cabinet liners.
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to
remote areas.
• Punctured evaporator that voids the warranty on
the complete sealed system.
In no event shall AIRFLO Products have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damage to surrounding
property, including cabinetry, floors, ceilings, and other structures and/or objects around the product. Also
excluded from this warranty are scratches, nicks, minor dents, and other cosmetic damages on external surfaces
and exposed parts; Products on which the serial numbers have been altered, defaced or removed; service visits for
customer education, or visits where there is nothing wrong with the product; correction of installation problems (you
are solely responsible for any structure and setting for the product, including all electrical, plumbing and/or other
connecting facilities, for proper foundation/flooring, and for any alterations including without limitation cabinetry,
walls, floors, shelving etc., as well as the resetting of breakers or fuses.
OUT OF WARRANTY PRODUCT
AIRFLO Products is under no obligation, at law or otherwise, to provide you with any concessions, including
repairs, pro-rates, or product replacement, once this warranty has expired.
WARRANTY – REFRIGERATION - COMPRESSOR
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