Equator RF113F-31W Owner's manual

Equator RF113F-31W Owner's manual
Compact Refrigerator
REF 113-31 SS
Dear customer:
Thank you for buying this refrigerator. To ensure that you get
the best results from your new refrigerator, please take time
to read through the simple instructions in this booklet.
Please ensure that the packing material is disposed in
accordance with the current environmental requirements.
When disposing any refrigerator equipment please contact
your local waste disposal department for advice on safe
This appliance must only be used for its intended purpose.
The appliance is not intended for use by young children or
infirm persons without supervision.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
---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.
---If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
--- No extension cords used.
---Danger: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw
away your old refrigerator or freezer:
Take off the doors
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside
WARNING: There should be two or more people to
move refrigerator. Fail to do so can result in back injury
or other injuries.
Remove tape and any labels from your refrigerator before
using (except the rating label).
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly
with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be easily
removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap over
the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and
·Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator.
·When moving the refrigerator, do not tilt the refrigerator
beyond 45° from upright position.
After removing all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it.
WARNING: Keep flammable materials and vapors, such
as gasoline, away form refrigerator.
Fail to do so can result in death, explosion, or burns.
·To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for
200mm space on each side between walls, 100mm space
between back of your refrigerator and the wall, and 300mm
space between counter top and the roof or ceiling.
·If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall,
leave sufficient space on the hinge side to allow for the door
to swing open.
·Never install your refrigerator near heat source and direct
sun shine.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire or electrical shock.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
Recommended Earthing Method
A 115 Volt /60 Hz AC only 10 ampere fused and properly
earthed electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a
separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. Use
receptacles which cannot be turned off with a switch or pull
chain. Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning,
or removing a light bulb, turn the refrigerator control to OFF
and then disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical source.
When you are finished, connect the refrigerator to the
electrical source and reset the control to the desired setting.
If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the doors
may not close or sealed properly, causing cooling, frost, or
moisture problems. It is very important for the refrigerator to
be leveled in order to function properly.
To level your refrigerator, you may either turn the level leg
clockwise to raise that side to the refrigerator or turn counter
– clockwise to lower that side.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator take some weight off the leveling leg. This makes
it easier to adjust the leveling leg.
To obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is
important that you operate it properly.
Setting the Thermostat controls
When using the refrigerator-freezer for the first time or after
defrosting, turn the temperature control to set “MAX” for at
least two hours before introducing the food to be stored. All
frozen food products you purchase should be placed in the
freezer compartment as soon as possible to avoid the frozen
food from defrosting.
Storage recommendation printed on the packaging of frozen
food by the manufacturers should always be followed.
Be careful that the drawer mustn’t mangle the refrigeration
Changing the Light Bulbs
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect refrigerator from power
supply before you remove the bulb.
Replace the bulb with 10-watt appliance bulb. Not all bulbs
will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the bulb with one
of the same size and shape.
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
Power Interruptions
If the electricity in house goes off for a short period, keep both
doors closed to help food stay cold and frozen.
If the power will be out for a longer period, remove foods from
the freezer and stored in a frozen food locker.
Fresh Food Storage
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture
– proof material.
This prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout
Fruit –
wash, let dry and store in refrigerator
in plastic bags or crisper.
Leafy vegetables-
Remove wrapping and trim or tear
off bruised and discolored areas,
wash in cold water and drain. Place
in plastic bag or plastic container
and store in crisper.
Fish –
Use fresh fish the same day as
Meat –
Store most meat in original wrapping as
long as it is airtight and moisture –
Re-wrap if necessary.
Leftovers –
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or
aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lied can also
be used.
Frozen Food Storage
The freezer compartment is designed for storing frozen food
and for freezing food at home.
Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging. When
you close and seal the package you must not allow air or
moisture in or out. If you do, you could have food odor and
taste transfer throughout the refrigerator, and also dry out
frozen food.
Note: Never put bottled food or drinks in the freezer
For best performance, leave enough space in the
freezer and refrigerator compartment for air to
circulate around the packages. Also let enough room
at the front so the door can close tightly.
Refrigerator compartment –
knob Melted frost flow into
Freezer compartment –
Defrosting for the freezer
compartment is by manual
Turn the thermostat knob to set at OFF position and leave
open the freezer door.
Remove all foods, ice cube tray and shelf or transfer to
refrigerating compartment.
Clean and wipe out the melted frost with a cloth.
After defrosting, turn thermostat knob to origin position.
Note: To avoid damaging the freezing compartment wall, do
not use any sharp objects to remove the frost or
separate the frozen food.
Reversing Door Position
Caution: To avoid injury to yourself and property, we
recommend someone assist you during the door reversal
▪Ensure the appliance is unplugged and empty.
▪Adjust the two leveling feet to their highest position.
▪We recommend you have someone to assist you.
Tools required
▪Phillips head screwdriver
▪Flathead screwdriver
NOTE: To take the door off it is necessary to tilt the
appliance backward.You should rest the appliance on
something solid e.g.a chair just below the top panel so you
can access the bottom of the refrigerator.
DO NOT lay the appliance completely flat as this may
damage the refrigeration system.
1.Start by removing the bracket from the bottom of the
refrigerator.Unscrew the two screws from the bottom
bracket.Remove the foot from opposite side.
2. Self-Tapping Screws/Bottom Bracket/Foot
3. Slide the door down, away from the hinge pin located on
the top of the door.
4. Remove the plastic cover from door hinge first. Then
unscrew the two screws from top bracket and replace on
the other side.
5. To install the bracket on the left side of the appliance,
screw the two screws through the bracket and into the top
of the appliance.Slide the door back on to the top
hinge.Ensure the door is face up.Replace the plastic cover
on the top bracket by pressing down until it clicks into
6. Screw the bottom hinge into place on the new
side.Replace the foot on the other side.
7. Check that the door is aligned horizontally and vertically
and that the seals are closed on all sides before finally
tightening the bottom hinge. Readjust the leveling feet.
The refrigerator should be cleaned at least once a month to
prevent odors from building up. Wipe up spills immediately.
To clean your refrigerator:
·Unplug it.
·Remove all movable parts from inside, such as shelves and
crisper etc.
·Use a clean sponge or soft and a mild detergent in warm
water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
·Hand wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
·Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleaners containing petroleum on plastics and
rubber parts.
·Never use paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers
or flammable fluids on plastic parts as these can scratch or
damage material.
In case of malfunction, you can solve many common
problems easily.
Your refrigerator does not operate…Check if
--The power supply cord is unplugged.
--The thermostat knob is set to OFF position.
The light is not work…Check if
--The power supply cord is unplugged.
--A household fuse or circuit breaker has tripped.
--Light bulb is loose in the socket.
--Light bulb burned down.
Food in the refrigerator compartment freezing…Check if
--The thermostat knob is set too cold.
-- The position of food stored touches the refrigerant power of
refrigerator back wall.
Food in the refrigerator compartment is not cold…Check
--The air vents are blocked in the compartment. This prevents
the movement of cold air.
--The door(s) are opened too often or not close properly.
--A large amount of food has just been added to the
refrigerator or freezer compartment.
--The position of thermostat knob is adjusted too low.
Melted frost Leak over compartment inside or on
floor…Check if
--The drain – off mouth entrance is blocked.
--Evaporator pan is in place.
The refrigerator seems to make unusual noise…Check if
--The refrigerator is leveled on the floor.
--The body of the refrigerator touches the wall.
--The drip tray is not placed properly.
There is interior moisture build - up…Check if
-- The air vents are blocked in the refrigerator.
--The door is opened often.
--The room is humid.
--The food is not packaged correctly.
--The control is not set correctly of the surrounding
The doors will not close completely…Check if
--Food packages are blocking the door open.
--The shelves are out of position
--The gaskets are dirty.
--The refrigerator is not level.
--The appliance is not intended for use by young children or
infirm persons without supervision.
-- Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance
If the problem is not due to one of the items listed in
Troubleshooting, Contact the dealer or authorized Service
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