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REFRIGERATOR
OWNER'S MANUAL
PLEASE
READ THIS OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY
BEFORE OPERATING AND KEEP IT HANDY
FOR REFERENCE AT ALL TIMES.
INSTALLATION ..................................................... 2
FEATURE CHART ................................................ 3
OPERATION ..................................................... 4~5
Starting
Temperature Control
Ice Making
Defrosting
SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE ................ 5
CLEANING ............................................................ 6
GENERAL INFORMATION ................................... 6
IMPORTANT WARNINGS ..................................... 7
REPOSITIONING
THE DOOR HINGE(Option) .................................. 8
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE .................... 10
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THIS REFRIGERATOR IS MANUFACTURED WITH GREAT CARE, AND UTILIZES THE
LATEST IN TECHNOLOGY.
WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY SATISFIED WITH IT'S PERFORMANCE
AND RELIABILITY.
BEFORE YOU START YOUR REFRIGERATOR, PLEASE READ THIS BOOKLET CAREFULLY.
IT PROVIDES EXACT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE, AND ALSO SUPPLIES SOME USEFUL HINTS.
INSTALLATION
1. Select a good location.
Place your refrigerator where it is easy to use.
5. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off
all dust accumulated during shipping.
2. Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct
sunlight or moisture.
6. Install accessories such as ice tray, shelf, etc.,
in their proper places.They are packed together
to prevent possible damage during shipment.
3. To ensure proper air circulation around the
fridge -freezer, please maintain sufficient space
on both the sides as well as top and maintain at
least 2 inches (5 cm) from the rear wall.
7. Connect the power supply cord (or plug) to the
outlet. Don't double up with other appliances on
the same outlet.
8. Prior to use, leave your refrigerator on for 2 or 3
hours.
Check the flow of cold air on the evaporator to
ensure proper cooling.
Your refrigerator is now ready for use.
4. To avoid vibrations, the unit must be level.
If required, adjust the leveling screw to
compensate for unevenness of the floor.
The front should be slightly higher than the rear
to aid in door closing.
Leveling screw can be turned easily by tipping
the cabinet slightly.
Turn the leveling screw clockwise to raise the
unit, counterclockwise to lower it.
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FEATURE CHART
Evaporator
Drip Tray or Chiller
Tray(Optional)
: Drip Tray ; Collects Water that
drips off the evaporator when
defrosting.
: Chiller Tray ; 0°C Zone.
It can be used as a drip tray
when defrosting.
Ice Tray
Thermostat Dial
For controlling the temperature
in the refrigerator.
Shelves
Magnetic Door Seal
Door Rack
P.V.C Bar
For fruits and vegetables.
Leveling Screw
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OPERATION
STARTING
When your refrigerator is first installed, allow it 2-3 hours to stabilize at normal operating temperature
prior to filling it with fresh food.
If operation is interrupted, allow a 5 minute delay before restarting.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
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6
Your refrigerator has a control that let you regulate
the temperature in the refrigerator.
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Initially, set the control at mid-position.
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2
For colder temperatures, adjust the control to a
higher number, and for warmer temperatures, adjust
the control to a lower number.
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1
0
ICE MAKING
To make ice cubes, fill the ice tray with water and place
it on the evaporator.
● To remove ice cubes, hold the tray at its ends and twist
gently.
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TIP
To remove ice cubes easily, run water on the tray
before twisting.
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OPERATION
DEFROSTING
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It is necessary to regularly defrost your refrigerator in order to ensure efficient operation.
The frost on the surface of the evaporator should not exceed a quarter of an inch(6mm) before
defrosting.
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To defrost, turn the control to '0'.
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Before you start the defrosting operation, remove food from the evaporator and place the drip tray in its
proper position.
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When defrosting is completed, remove the drip tray, empty water, dry and put it back to its normal position.
Turn the control dial to a desired position.
CAUTION: Never use any sharp or metallic instruments to remove ice, frost or ice tray
from the evaporator.
SUGGESTIONS ON FOOD STORAGE
STORING FOOD
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Store fresh food in the refrigerator. How food is frozen and thawed is an important factor in maintaining
its freshness and flavor.
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Do not store food which goes bad easily at low temperatures, such as bananas, pineapples, and melons.
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Allow hot food to cool prior to storing. Placing hot food in the refrigerator could spoil other food, and lead
to higher electric bills!
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When storing, wrap food in vinyl, or place in a covered container. This prevents moisture from
evaporating, and helps food to keep its taste and nutrients.
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Do not open the door frequently. Opening the door lets warm air enter the refrigerator, causing
temperatures to rise.
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Do not store bottles on the evaporator - they may break when frozen.
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Always clean food prior to refrigeration. Vegetables and fruits should be washed and wiped, and packed
food should be wiped clean, to prevent adjacent food from spoiling.
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The temperature in the chiller tray is -6°C~0°C and food appropriate for this temperature range may be
stored here. Food stored here should be covered, as in case of power failure or when defrosting, water
could drip on them. Also please do not store bottles on this tray as they could freeze and crack.
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CLEANING
INTERIOR - Regular cleaning of the interior and
interior parts is recommended. Disconnect the
power supply, and remove food and shelves, trays
etc. Wash all compartment and shelves, trays etc.
with a baking soda solution. Rinse and dry.
It is important that your refrigerator be kept clean to
prevent undesirable odors. Spilled food should be
wiped up immediately, since it may acidify and
stain plastic surfaces if allowed to settle.
Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, coarse
abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on
any surface.
WARNING
Before you clean, however, remember that damp
objects will stick or adhere to extremely cold
surfaces. Do not touch frozen surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
Always remove power cord from the wall
outlet prior to cleaning in the vicinity of
electrical parts. Wipe up excess moisture with
a sponge or cloth to prevent water or liquid
from getting into any electrical part and
causing a electric shock. Do not use
flammable or toxic cleaning liquids.
EXTERIOR - Use a lukewarm solution of mild soap
or detergent to clean the durable finish of your
refrigerator. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and
then dry.
GENERAL INFORMATION
VACATION TIME
IF YOU MOVE
During average length vacations, you will probably
find it best to leave the refrigerator in operation.
When you plan to be away for an extended period,
remove all food, disconnect the power cord, clean
the interior thoroughly, and leave the door OPEN to
prevent odor formation.
Remove or securely fasten down all loose items
inside the refrigerator.
To avoid damaging the leveling screw, turn them all
the way into the base.
POWER FAILURE
Most power failures are corrected in an hour or two
and will not affect your refrigerator temperatures.
However, you should minimize the number of door
openings while the power is off. During power
failures of longer duration, place a block of dry ice
on top of your frozen packages.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD
If possible, connect the refrigerator to its own individual electrical outlet to prevent it and other appliances
or household lights from causing an overload that could cause a power outage.
POWER CORD REPLACEMENT
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord available from the manufacturer or its
service agent.
ABOUT GROUNDING(EARTHING)
In the event of an electric short circuit, grounding(earthing) reduces the risk of electric shock by providing
an escape wire for the electric current.
In order to prevent possible electric shock, this appliance must be grounded.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in an electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or service
person if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if you have doubts on whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
VERY DANGEROUS ATTRACTION
This appliance must be grounded(earthed).
An empty refrigerator can be a dangerous
attraction to children. Remove either gasket,
latche, lid or the entire door from your unused
appliance,or take some other action to make it
harmless.
DON'T WAIT! DO IT NOW!
NEVER STORE EXPLOSIVES AND CHEMICALS
CAUTION
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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REPOSITIONING THE DOOR HINGE(Option)
Your refrigerator is designed with a reversible door so that is may open from either left or right. It is best to
reposition the door hinge as necessary at the outset since it is inconvenient to do so later.
To change the door hinge please refer to the diagram below and proceed as follows:—
F
G
H
C
E
D
A
B
1. Remove all loose fittings from inside the appliance.
2. Carefully lay the appliance on its back on the original packing (You will need assistance to achieve this).
Take care not to damage the pipework by keeping it clear of the floor.
3. Unscrew and remove the Adjustable Foot (A).
4. Remove the Lower Hinge (D) by unscrewing the 2xBolts (B).
5. Remove the Leg (H) by unscrewing the bolt fixing it (C).
6. Gently pull the door downwards to remove it.
7. Before refitting the door, swap the Hinge Cap (F) by prising it from its current location and repositioning it
on the other side of the door. Care should be taken not to damage the adjacent surfaces when removing
the Hinge Cap.
Note
Reversing the doors is not covered by the warranty.
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REPOSITIONING THE DOOR HINGE(Option)
8. Unscrew the Upper Hinge pin (G) and screw it into the opposite side hole in the top of the cabinet.
9. Now secure the Lower Hinge (D) to the cabinet using the 2xBolts (B).
10. Replace the Adjustable Foot (A), setting it at approximately 20mm.
11. Carefully stand the appliance up, (you will need assistance to do this), and position it in its permanent
location.
12. Check that the door opens and closes easily. Ensure that the door seal does not bind on the hinge side
creating gaps which would allow air into the interior. Adjust the hinges if necessary.
This appliance should be stood on a firm, level floor with sufficient space for free airflow around it. (At least
10mm all round and, subject to location, 20mm beneath the worksurface). Avoid positions close to walls or
corners. There must be sufficient room for free ventilation particularly at the back. The unit should be
located away from direct heat sources, such as cookers, radiators and direct sunlight. If the unit is
positioned where the temperature is too low, condensation will form on the outside of the cabinet. Normal
room temperature is recommended.
Avoid locations which may be affected by draughts or dampness as this will impair the efficiency of the
product
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BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
SERVICE CALLS CAN OFTEN BE AVOIDED!
IF YOU FEEL YOUR REFRIGERATOR IS NOT OPERATING PROPERLY, CHECK THESE POSSIBLE
CAUSES FIRST :
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
REFRIGERATOR DOES
NOT OPERATE
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TEMPERATURE
TOO WARM
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ABNORMAL NOISE(S)
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REFRIGERATOR
HAS ODOR
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DEW FORMS ON THE
CABINET SURFACE
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Has a house fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Has the power cord plug been removed or loosened
from the electrical wall outlet?
Temperature control not set on proper position.
Appliance is placed close to wall or heat source.
● Warm weather-frequent door openings.
● Door left open for a long time.
● Large amount of foods are kept in the refrigerator.
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Refrigerator is installed in a weak or uneven place,
or leveling screw needs adjusting.
● Unnecessary objects placed in the back side of the
refrigerator.
Foods with strong odors should be tightly covered
or wrapped.
● Interior needs cleaning.
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Not unusual during periods of high humidity.
Door may have been left ajar.
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