RF-180SS (Stainless Steel) RF-180W (White)

PLEASE READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING
RF-180SS (Stainless Steel)
RF-180W (White)
PARTS IDENTIFICATION
1.
Freezer Compartment
2.
Adjustable Leveling Legs
3.
Drip Tray
4.
Full-width Shelf
5.
Temperature Control
6.
1 Full and 1 Half-width Door Storage
Note: This figure is only a sketch of the refrigerator. The actual product may differ slightly.
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PREPARING TO INSALL
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY AND CAREFULLY
Ventilation
There is need of good ventilation around the refrigerator for dissipation of
heat, high efficiency of refrigeration and low power consumption. For this
purpose, following clearance is needed for proper air circulation:
Back: 4” (100mm) from the wall
Sides: 8” (200mm)
Top: 12” (300mm)
• A clear space should be left to open the door to 160º
Protection from Moisture
Avoid placing unit where heavy moisture is present, this is to minimize
possibility of metal parts rusting. Never spray water onto the unit.
Never spray water directly onto the unit – which may damage the insulation.
Protection from Heat
Keep unit away from any heat source and direct sunlight.
Location
Unit should be placed on a flat and solid ground, which can support the
refrigerator when fully loaded. Adjust the leveling legs so the unit is firmly
positioned on the floor. Do not place unit near anything that may echo.
Keep Away from Danger
Do not place refrigerator near any combustibles such as gas, petrol,
alcohol, lacquer, banana old and etc. The above mentioned should not be
stored in the refrigerator.
Moving
Secure all loose items (such as shelves and ice tray). Unit should never be
set horizontally, upside down or declined more than 45º.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described.
Power Supply
This unit is applied with power supply of single phase alternating
current of 115V~, 60Hz. If fluctuation of voltage is so large that
the voltage exceeds the above scope, it is suggested to apply
A.C. Automatic voltage regulator to the refrigerator. This
appliance is equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which
mates with a standard 3-prong wall outlet. DO NOT, UNDER
ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD
(GROUND) PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD. If you have
only a 2-prong wall outlet, it is your responsibility to have it
replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
Power Cord
Be sure the cord is not folded into coil during operation. Keep
cord away from the compressor (located at the back of the unit),
due to its high surface temperature when operating. We strongly
suggest against the use of an extension cord. However, if one
must be used, the extension cord must be UL-listed, with
grounding type plug and electrical rating matching that of the
unit. Contact the manufacturer immediately should the cord be
frayed or damaged.
Safety Precautions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the
following:
• Refrigerator should be installed and positioned according to the Installation instructions.
• Do not allow young children to climb or play with the refrigerator.
• Never store gasoline or other flammables in this appliance.
• Clearance between the doors and cabinets are quite small, keep fingers out of these areas. Be
extra cautious when children are in the area.
• Turn the temperature control knob to the OFF (0) position and unplug before cleaning or
maintenance.
• Turn the temperature control knob to the OFF (0) position and unplug before replacing light bulb.
• To prevent risk of child entrapment, remove doors before disposing the refrigerator.
• Under federal law, refrigerants must be removed prior to product disposal. Check with the company
handling the disposal for further instructions.
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DOOR REVERSAL
If you wish to change the door opening direction, follow the instructions below:
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Upper Hinge Cover
Screws
Upper Hinge
Lower Hinge
Cap
Leg
Bolts
Leveling Leg
Plug
Remove the Upper Hinge Cover (1).
Using a flat screw-driver, pry out the Cap (5).
Remove the two screws (2) on the Upper Hinge (3).
Carefully lift the door and place on a padded surface to prevent scratching.
Remove the Plug (9) and transfer it to the uncovered hole on the right side. Be sure to insert
firmly.
Remove the two bolts (7) from the Lower Hinge (4).
Remove the Leveling Leg (8) and transfer to the right side.
Set the door back in place, ensure the pin enters the bushing at the lower frame section.
Secure the Upper Hinge (3) on the left side, ensure the pin enters the bushing on the upper frame
section.
Loosely secure the Lower Hinge (4) on the left – do not tighten until door is in the closed position
and leveled.
Cover the right screws holes with the Cap (5)
Replace the Upper Hinge Cover (1).
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Setting the Temperature Control Knob
• The settings of the temperature control are "0,1,2,3,4,5,6,".
• 0 is OFF and 6 is the coldest setting.
• The first time you turn on the unit, set the temperature control to "6" position.
After 20 minutes, adjust the temperature control setting to "4" – which is the
recommended setting for home or office use.
• The temperature range is approximately 32 ~ 50°F
NOTE
• Turning the temperature control to “0” stops the cooling cycle, but does not shut off the unit.
• If the unit is unplugged, power lost or turned off, please wait 10 minutes before restarting the unit. The
unit will not start if you attempt to restart before this time delay.
• It is strongly suggested to place this refrigerator in the coolest area of the room, which can help
conserve energy consumption. If the ambient temperature is too high, the refrigerator may not be able
to target the set temperature.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Defrosting
Moisture contained in food and air may form a layer of frost inside the unit after a period of use.
Defrost when frost becomes ¼” thick.
Never use a sharp or metallic instrument to scrape off frost – this will damage the inner casing
or the cooling coils.
Defrosting in the freezer chamber is operated manually:
• Before defrosting, remove food and ice tray from the refrigerator.
• Turn the temperature control knob to OFF (0) position.
• Leave the door open until ice and frost dissolves thoroughly.
• Empty the drip tray and wipe the interior dry with a soft cloth.
• To speed up the defrosting process, you may put a bowl of warm water (about 120ºF) into the
chamber.
• Be sure to set the temperature control knob back to desired setting after defrosting.
DO NOT pour hot water directly into compartment or heat with hair dryer while defrosting, which may
deform the inner case.
Maintenance
The refrigerator should be cleaned and maintained once a month.
• When performing maintenance, make absolutely sure that the power plug is disconnected.
Cleaning the Inside and Outside Cabinets
• Wipe the cabinets with a clean cloth.
• If dirty, dampen cloth with mild detergent and wipe clean with damp cloth.
• Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
• Polish the exterior with a small amount of glass wax
• Do not use scouring pads powdered cleaners, bleach, alcohol, kerosene, chemical cloth and etc.
• Do not spray water directly onto the refrigerator.
• Be sure to frequently clean the sealing rubber bars on the door.
• If the plastic parts remain contaminated to oil for a long period of time, they will easily age and
possibly crack.
• The drain pan gets dirty easily and may produce bad odor. Clean the pan frequently.
Prevent Odors
• Place an open box of baking soda inside the refrigerator.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Refrigerator does not operate
• Check if there is a power failure
• Check if power plug is securely plugged into outlet
• Check if fuse is blown or circuit breaker tripped
• Check if control is set to OFF (0) position
2. Refrigerator is cooling excessively
• Temperature control dial is set too high
• If contents containing high amount of moisture is placed directly under the cool air outlets, they
will freeze easily. This does not indicate a malfunction.
3. Refrigerator is not cooling sufficiently
• Contents may be packed to tightly together, which blocks the airflow.
• Something hot may have been recently placed in the unit.
• Door was not closed properly.
• Door gaskets may be damaged.
• Refrigerator may not be well ventilated.
• Possible insufficient clearance between the refrigerator and the walls.
• Temperature control knob not set properly.
4. Defrosting water overflows onto the floor
• Check if drain pipe and drain hose are not clogged.
• Check if the drain pan is housed properly.
5. The refrigerator’s front cabinet heats up
• In order to safeguard against condensation, there is an anti-condensation pipe that heats up the
front cabinet. A warm front cabinet does not indicate a malfunction.
6. Condensation forms on the outside of the cabinets
• Condensation may from on the outside when humidity is high. This is the same result as
condensation formed when chilled water is poured into a glass. It does not indicate a failure.
Simply wipe dry with a soft cloth.
7. Condensation forms on the inside
• Too frequent or too long door openings. In humid conditions, air carries moisture into refrigerator
when door is opened.
8. When you hear a water flowing sound
• This is sound of refrigerant flowing. It is not a malfunction.
9. The cabinet’s side panel heats up
• The side panels will heat up when door is opened frequently, when starting the unit and when unit
operates in high ambient temperature. This results from dissipation of heat and not a malfunction.
10. Vibration or rattling sound
• Refrigerator is not set on an even surface
• Front leveling legs need adjusting
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Your Guarantee
If this product is found to be faulty as a result of faulty materials or workmanship within one year
from date of purchase, it will be repaired free of charge.
This guarantee is subject to the following terms:
• Sunpentown must be notified of the fault.
• Proof of purchase must be presented to Sunpentown’s nominated representative.
• The warranty will be void if the product if modified, misused or repaired by an unauthorized
person.
• The warranty after repair will not be extended beyond the original one-year period.
• All replacement parts will be new or reconditioned.
• Parts, which are replaced, become the property of Sunpentown.
• The warranty applies for the use of the product in the USA only.
What is NOT COVERED:
• Warranty does not include freight charges.
• Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this product.
• Damage to product caused by improper power supply voltage, accident, fire, floods or acts of
nature.
• Failure of product resulting from unauthorized modifications to the product.
• Improper installation or failure to perform the necessary maintenance.
This GUARANTEE is in addition to your Statutory Rights
SUNPENTOWN INTERNATIONAL INC.
14625 Clark Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745
Tel: 626.336.2299 · Fax: 626.336.7116
service@sunpentown.com
www.sunpentown.com
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