SINGLE-ZONE
WINE & BEVERAGE CENTER
Model SCR1841B
Owner’s Manual
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW
ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Felix Storch, Inc.
An ISO 9001:2008 registered company
Summit Appliance Division
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
www.summitappliance.com
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using your
appliance, follow these basic precautions
 Read all instructions before using the appliance.
 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 appliance, be provided. Use receptacles
that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
 Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. These 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 appliance 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 appliance unless it is specifically recommended in
this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
 Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
 Use two or more people to move/install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
 To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the unit must be completely unobstructed.
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Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 61 F (16 C) and below 95 F (35 C). This unit
must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind, rain, water spray or drips.
 The appliance should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
 The appliance 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 appliance.
 The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amps.
 It is important for the appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make several
adjustments to level it.
 Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to transit and storage, you should clean the
appliance before use.
 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 residential purposes.
 This appliance is CFC- and HFC-free and contains small quantities of Isobutane (R600a) which is
environmentally friendly, but flammable. It does not damage the ozone layer, nor does it increase the
greenhouse effect. Care must be taken during transportation and setting up of the appliance that no
parts of the cooling system are damaged. Leaking coolant can ignite and may damage the eyes.
 In the event of any damage:
- Avoid open flames and anything that creates a spark,
- Disconnect from the electrical power line,
- Air the room in which the appliance is located for several minutes, and
- Contact the Service Department for advice.
 The more coolant there is in an appliance, the larger the room it should be installed in. In the event of a
leakage, if the appliance is in a small room, there is the danger of combustible gases building up. For
every ounce of coolant, at least 325 cubic feet of room space is required. The amount of coolant in the
appliance is stated on the data plate on the back of the appliance. It is hazardous for anyone other than
an authorized Service Person to carry out servicing or repairs to this appliance.
 Take serious care when handling, moving, and using the appliance to avoid either damaging the
refrigerant tubing or increasing the risk of a leak.
 Replacing component parts and servicing shall be done by factory authorized service personnel so as
to minimize the risk of possible ignition due to incorrect parts or improper service.
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DANGER!
Risk of child entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned appliances
are still dangerous, even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days”.
 Before you throw away your old wine cooler or any appliance: Remove the door. Leave
the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
 Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
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Before Using Your Appliance
 Remove the exterior and interior packing.
 CAUTION: After unpacking you MUST allow this appliance to stand upright for at least 2 hours to
allow the lubricant and refrigerant to drain back into the compressor and stabilize. Failure to do so
may adversely affect performance and the lifetime of this unit.
 Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Installation of Your Appliance
 This appliance is designed for free standing or built-in (fully recessed) installation. If free standing,
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the unit should have at least 4” of clearance at both sides, at the top and at the back to allow for
adequate ventilation. If it is built-in, leave 3/16” at both sides, 1/16” at the top and 2” at the rear. Be
sure that airflow under the appliance is not blocked.
Place your appliance on a floor that is strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded. To level
your appliance, adjust the front leveling legs at the bottom.
Locate the appliance 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 cause the unit not to perform
properly.
Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
Plug the appliance 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 and authorized products
service center.
Reversing the Door Swing
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 follow the instructions below. To make the reversal, you will find two hardware pieces
in a plastic bag inside the appliance: the top left hinge and the bottom left hinge. The bottom support
bracket is used for both sides.
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Carefully lay the appliance on its back. Use cushioning to protect the floor and appliance.
Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the two screws and bottom right hinge beneath the door.
Keep the hinge in a safe place in case you need to reverse the door again in the future.
Carefully slide the door off and place it on a padded surface.
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Interchange the plastic shaft sleeves at the top of the door.
Remove the bottom support bracket from the right side.
Remove the top right hinge and keep in a safe place in case you want to reverse the door in the
future.
Remove the screws from the top left and transfer to the right.
Install the top left hinge.
Install the bottom left hinge to the door. Do not over-tighten the screw.
Place the door back on the appliance, lining up the top hinge.
Install the bottom support bracket.
Adjust door alignment. When set, tighten screw on hinge.
Remove handle. Transfer the screw hole covers to the left and install the handle on the right.
OPERATION
Recommended temperatures for chilling wine:
Red Wines:
15 - 18°C (59 - 64.4°F)
Dry / White Wines: 9 - 14°C (48.2 - 57.2°F)
Sparkling Wines:
5 - 8°C (41 - 46.4°F)
These temperatures may vary slightly depending on whether or not the interior light is ON or OFF,
and whether the bottles are located on the upper/middle or lower section.
The Controls of Your Appliance
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The appliance should be placed where the ambient temperature is between 16 and 35°C (61 - 95 F).
If the ambient temperature is above or below this range, the performance of the unit may be affected.
For example, placing your unit in an extremely cold or hot environment may cause the interior
temperature to fluctuate.
Control Panel
H, I, and J are the display lights for temperature settings. When H is lit, the interior temperature range
is 12~18ºC (54~64ºF); when I is lit, the temperature range is 7~11ºC (45~53ºF); when J is lit, the
temperature range is 1~6ºC (34~44ºF).
K is the light switch. The original setting has the light switch off. Press K once to turn on the light in
the compartment; press it once again to turn off the lighting. If the light is left on, after 20 minutes it will
automatically turn itself off.
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L is the temperature display. When O or P is pressed, L shows the compartment temperature as it is
being set. Five seconds after O or P is pressed, L will show the actual temperature in the
compartment.
M and N indicate temperature units: M is Fahrenheit and N is Celsius. When M or N is lit, the
temperature is shown in Fahrenheit or Celsius respectively.
O and P are temperature adjustment buttons for the compartment. When you press “↑” or “↓”, the
set temperature will rise or drop. Each time you press one of these buttons, the set temperature will
rise or drop 1º. The temperature range for the compartment is 1~18ºC (34~64ºF).
Q is the button for changing the Fahrenheit/Celsius scale. The original setting is Fahrenheit. Pressing
Q one time will change the display to Celsius. Press one more time and the display will revert to
Fahrenheit. When the temperature display shows Celsius, N is lit; when the display shows Fahrenheit,
M is lit.
R is the power switch. When the power cord is connected, press R and the appliance will start
working. Pressing R again will cause the appliance to stop working; the display, fan and compressor
will all turn off. When the machine is turned off in this way (with power cord still connected), the
temperature setting will not change when R is pressed again to turn the unit on. Even if the power
cord is disconnected or the power is otherwise cut off, the unit will still return to its previous set
temperature once power is restored and R is pressed.
NOTES:
 If the unit is unplugged or turned off, or if there has been a power failure, you must wait 3 to 5
minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the appliance
will not start.
 When you use the appliance for the first time, or restart it after it has been shut off for a long
time, there could be a few degrees variance between the temperature you select and the one
indicated on the display. This is normal and due to the length of inactivation time. Once the
appliance has been running for a few hours, everything will be back to normal.
 You may notice condensation on the outer surface of the glass door. This occurs when water
vapor from the air contacts the cold surface of the door and the vapor condenses on the glass,
causing a fogging effect. In extreme situations, water can even drip off the door, indicating
excessive humidity in the environment.
 If the appliance has been off for less than 5 minutes, the compressor will not restart at once
when R is pressed. This behavior is built into the control system to protect the compressor.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Your Appliance
1. Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, and remove all items including shelves and racks.
2. Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should consist
of about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
3. Wash the shelves with a mild detergent solution.
4. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning the area of the controls or any
electrical parts.
5. Wash the exterior of the cooler with a warm solution of mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth.
6. For stainless steel surfaces, routine cleaning can be accomplished by using warm water and a
cloth. Dry with a towel or cloth to prevent water spots. Wipe in the directions of the brush lines. For
cleaning that needs more power, you can use a mild detergent in warm water. Make sure to rinse
the surface thoroughly to prevent staining and spotting. Towel dry.
Defrosting
Defrosting of the inside the appliance occurs automatically during operation. Approximately every 8
hours, the compressor will stop running for about 30 minutes. During defrosting the temperature will
be higher than you set. The defrost water is collected by the evaporating tray above the compressor
and evaporates automatically.
Power Failure
Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your
appliance if you minimize the number of times the door is opened. If your power is going to be off for a
longer period of time, you need to take the proper steps to protect your contents.
Vacation Time
Leave the appliance operating during vacations of less than three weeks. If you turn off the appliance
for extended periods, leave the door slightly ajar to prevent odor building up inside.
Transporting Your Appliance
If you need to move your appliance once the box has been discarded:
1. Securely tape down all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.
2. Turn the adjustable legs up to the base to avoid damage.
3. Tape the door shut.
4. Be sure the appliance stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect the
outside of the appliance with a blanket or similar item.
Energy Saving Tip
The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat-producing
appliances and out of direct sunlight.
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR APPLIANCE
You can solve many common 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.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
Appliance does not operate.
Appliance is not cold enough.
Turns on and off frequently.
The light does not work.
Vibrations
The appliance seems to make too
much noise.
The door will not close properly.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Not plugged in.
The appliance is turned off.
Circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown.
Check the temperature control setting.
External environment may require a higher
setting.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket does not seal properly.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of contents has been added to the
appliance.
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.
Not plugged in.
Circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown.
The bulb has burned out.
The light button is “OFF”.
Check to assure that the appliance is level.
Some 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
appliance.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause popping and crackling noises.
The appliance is not level.
The appliance is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly
re-installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves are out of position.
NOTE: This appliance is intended to be used exclusively for the storage of wine and
beverages.
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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-YEARS COMPRESSOR WARRANTY
1. The compressor is covered for 5 years.
2. Replacement does not include labor.
ITEMS WARRANTOR WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace or
repair fuses or to correct wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs or broken shelves. Consumable parts (such as filters) are
excluded from warranty coverage.
3. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation,
installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by warrantor.
4. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in
accordance with published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES – LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS
PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR. WARRANTOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause
cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, visit:
www.summitappliance.com/prop65
Chemicals known by the manufacturer to be present in this product in concentrations higher
than threshold limits:
NONE.
FELIX STORCH, INC.
770 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: (718) 893-3900
Fax: (844) 478-8799
www.summitappliance.com
For parts and accessory ordering,
troubleshooting and helpful hints, visit:
www.summitappliance.com/support
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