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Whynter Stainless Steel 3.2 cu. ft. Indoor / Outdoor Beverage Refrigerator
MODEL # : BOR-326FS
Instruction Manual
Congratulations on your new WHYNTER product. To ensure proper operation, please read this
Instruction Manual carefully before using this product. Keep this manual in a safe place for future
reference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PARTS AND FEATURES
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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ENERGY-SAVING TIPS
INSTALLATION
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Light
Fan
Shelves
Door
Light switch
Leveling legs
Vents
SPECIFICATIONS:
Description of product
Model
Voltage/Frequency
Amperage
Built-in Outdoor refrigerator
BOR-326FS
AC 115V~60Hz
2.0A
Color
Stainless Cabinet; Stainless
Door
R134a, 2.3 oz.
190 / 90 psig
Refrigerant
High/Low side pressure
Compartment Temperature
Range
35 - 50ºF
Ambient Temperature Range
25 - 100ºF
Dimensions
(Height x Width x Depth
33.5” x 14.6” x 24.4”
Weight
69 pounds
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WARNING
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRICAL
SHOCK, OR INJURY WHEN USING YOUR
OUTDOOR REFRIGERATOR, FOLLOW THESE
BASIC PRECAUTIONS:
All repairs, disassembly and modifications should be performed only by qualified technicians.
Attempting to perform this yourself could result in fire, malfunction or injury.
Never splash water directly onto the product or wash it with water without unplugging, as a short
circuit could result. In a rainy environment, a water-proof covering is recommended.
Never put flammable or volatile substances into the unit as explosion and fire could result.
Do not damage, modify, excessively bend, strain, twist or bundle the power cord. Also, placing
heavy objects on the power cord or binding it could damage the cord, possibly resulting in electrical
shock or fire.
Use a dedicated wall outlet. Do not use an extension cord or multiple-outlet adaptor as this could
result in electrical shock, overheating and fire.
Never use flammable spray cans or leave flammable substances near the unit. Sparks from
electrical switches could result in explosion or fire. If a combustible gas is present near the
appliance, turn off the source of the gas, then open the windows and doors to allow the gas to
dissipate. To avoid an explosion, do not pull the plug or switch off the unit.
The electrical socket must have good grounding. The ground wire cannot be connected with a gas
pipe, heating pipe, water pipe, telephone line or lightning rod. It cannot be replaced with the neutral
wire of single-phase power. In addition to the ground wire, an electrical leakage circuit breaker is
also required.
If installation in a damp location is unavoidable, have an electrician install a ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) electrical outlet. If no GFCI is installed, electrical shock could result.
Never climb onto the unit. The unit could tip over or fall and cause material damage or personal
injury.
Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet before moving the unit and make sure that the
power cord is not damaged during transport. A damaged power cord could result in electrical
shock and/or fire.
Never unplug the unit by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out
from the outlet. Pulling the cord could cause wire breakage, possibly resulting in overheating and
fire.
Repair or replace any cord that is frayed. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasions along
its length.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Read all of the instructions before using this appliance. When using this appliance, always exercise
basic safety precautions, including the following:
 This unit must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions before it is
used. See grounding instructions in the Installation section.
 This model can either be built-in or free-standing. Built-in units vent at the bottom front and
airflow at the front of this vent must be unimpeded.
 Install the unit in a location where the floor is sturdy enough to support the load of the unit. If the
floor is not sturdy enough or installation is incorrectly performed, the unit could tip over and
cause personal injury. If the unit is placed on a stand, the front surface must be 3” or more back
from the edge of the stand in order to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance during normal
usage.
 In a rainy or snowy environment, a water-proof covering is recommended.
 Never place heavy objects or items containing water on top of the unit. Objects could fall and
cause injury and spilled water could cause the deterioration of the insulation of electrical
components and result in electrical shock.
 Disconnect the unit if it is behaving abnormally, and do not reconnect until the situation is
corrected.
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Pull out the plug before doing any maintenance on the unit to avoid electric shock.
Never pull out plug when hands are wet!
This unit is not intended for the storage of medicines or chemical reagents.
Keep packing materials away from children.
Condenser water from evaporator drains into a hole in the floor of the storage compartment and
is channeled into a drain pan located at the back of the unit on the compressor. Heat transferred
from the compressor evaporates any water that has collected in the pan. Be sure the drain hole
in the floor of the unit is clear and unobstructed.
During long absences, remove the unit’s contents, unplug the unit, clean it and leave the door
open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold or odors. Use a cover to protect
the unit and prolong its lifespan.
Leave disassembly and disposal of the unit to qualified experts.
Risk of child entrapment. Before discarding your old refrigerator:
• take off the doors
• leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
ENERGY-SAVING TIPS
 Do not place the unit next to a heating vent, a range or in direct sunlight.
 Keep the door closed as much as possible, especially in hot, humid weather.
 Cover foods to reduce moisture buildup inside the appliance.
INSTALLATION
Installation Types
This refrigerator has been designed for free-standing, recessed, or built-in installation. In every case,
there must be adequate ventilation and access for service. Never install or operate the unit in an
enclosed area, such as a closed cabinet.
Free-standing installation:
A free-standing installation will allow you to install the refrigerator in any place you desire. You
must follow the stated instructions for
a – Electrical requirements
b – Location requirements of the refrigerator
Built-in installation:
If this method of installation is chosen, it will still be necessary to allow adequate ventilation
space around the unit (make sure there is at least some ventilation room for the back of the
unit). The following additional items must be observed.
Remove packaging materials and Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any permanent instruction labels or the data label on your refrigerator.
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Remove the exterior and interior packaging. Use a soft dry cloth to wipe down the outside of the
refrigerator thoroughly. Use a clean cloth dampened with lukewarm water to wipe down the
inside of the refrigerator.
Air must circulate freely in front of the refrigerator. Avoid placing the appliance
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near any source of heat or moisture, or in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight may affect the finish
and, nearby heat sources will cause higher electrical consumption.
Install the outdoor refrigerator in a well-ventilated area where the ambient temperature is above
25°F and below 100°F
This Outdoor Refrigerator is designed to be either free-standing or built-in. It has motorized fans
at the back of the unit that direct compressor-generated heat away from the compressor and
through the front of the unit, keeping the front vents unobstructed. If the unit is built-in, allow
minimum clearances of 1/4” at the sides, 1/2” at the back and 1” at the top.
Location Requirements
INSTALLATION CLEARANCES: (Unit shown in an enclosed setup)
Note: The temperature range for this cooler is optimized for outdoor beverage storage. Perishable food
items may require a different storage environment
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Reversing the Door Swing
Tools needed: Flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
To remove door from hinges:
1. Using a flathead screwdriver, separate the hinge axis from hinge 1.
2. Open the door about 20°. Lift the door off the bottom hinge 2 and set the door aside.
3. Using a flat screwdriver, remove the four plug buttons from the screw holes on the door.
4. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the magnet baffle and door switch baffle. Place them on the
opposite side at the top of the door.
5. Push the four plug buttons into the spare screw holes.
To replace door on hinges:
1. Using a flathead screwdriver, remove the plug buttons from the screw holes opposite the door
hinges, top and bottom.
2. Replace the hinge axis on door hinge 1 and tighten it firmly. Remove door hinge 1 and place it on
the opposite bottom side.
3. Remove door hinge 2, place on the opposite top side. Separate the axis from hinge 2 and set it
aside.
4. Keep the handle apart from the hinge side. Align the door on the bottom hinge 1 and replace axis
on the hinge 2. Tighten it firmly.
5. Push the plug buttons into the original screw holes.
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Leveling the Refrigerator
It is important for the refrigerator to be leveled in
order to work properly. It can be raised or lowered
by turning the four feet on the bottom of the
machine. We recommend using a carpenter’s
level to check the machine.
1. Place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to
see if the refrigerator is level from front to back and
side to side.
2. Adjust the height of the feet as follows:
• Turn the leveling feet to the right to lower
that side of the refrigerator
• Turn the leveling feet to the left to raise
that side of the refrigerator
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Shock Hazard
For your personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. In the event of an electrical
short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This
appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be
inserted into an outlet that is properly grounded and installed. The ground wire cannot be connected to a
gas pipe, heating pipe, water pipe, telephone line or lightning rod. It cannot be replaced with the neutral
wire of single-phase power. In addition to the ground wire, an electrical leakage circuit breaker is also
required. Consult a qualified electrician if you do not completely understand these grounding instructions.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM
THE POWER CORD.
If installation in a damp location is unavoidable, have an electrician install a ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) electrical outlet. If no GFCI is installed, electrical shock could result.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the proper
electrical connection:
 A standard electrical supply (115V, 60Hz, 15A), properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances, is required.
 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.
 The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amps.
Do Not Use an Extension Cord
Avoid the use of an extension cord because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Do not plug in the refrigerator for 24 hours after unit is set in place. Failure to do so may
result in the unit working improperly.
This refrigerator has a rotary temperature control knob (thermostat) inside the unit which is marked with
the settings OFF-COLD-COLDEST in order of increasing coldness. In addition, this model employs a
heater inside the cabinet and is designed for outdoor use.
Note: To prevent excessive strain on the compressor, do not leave the unit at the COLDEST setting for
more than an hour at a time.
Turning on the Unit
The refrigerator turns on automatically when it is plugged in. When the air temperature is below
40°F, follow this procedure to stop the compressor:
1. Turn the temperature control knob (thermostat) to the COLD setting.
2. Continuing turning the control knob counter-clockwise to the OFF setting. The compressor will stop
working and the heater will turn on automatically to maintain the temperature at a suitable level.
 If the ambient temperature is above 40ºF, turn the thermostat to the range between COLD and
COLDEST to cool foods.
 If the ambient temperature is below 30°F, do not use the unit to store anything.
 If you unplug the refrigerator or the power is cut off accidentally, allow 8 minutes before
restarting it or plugging it back in. It will not operate properly in less than 8 minutes.
Temperature Setting
Initially set the thermostat to the midpoint between the COLD and COLDEST settings. The
compressor will run continuously for a few hours until the temperature inside the appliance becomes
stable. After this, the compressor runs normally (i.e., turns on and off periodically).
When the unit is operated for the first time, it is suggested that you not put food inside until the
compressor is running normally.
Adjusting the thermostat clockwise will make the compressor run for a longer time with a shorter
compressor stop time, and the temperature inside the appliance will become colder. The setting should
be regulated according to ambient conditions and the desired temperature. The compressor will run for
a while after each regulation before reaching a steady temperature.
Note: Cold air falls and warmer air rises, and there will be a small temperature variation from the bottom
of the unit to the top. The temperature at the bottom of the unit will always be slightly colder.
Operating the Internal Light
This appliance has an internal light to make it easier for you to see the foods you have stored.
When the door is open, the light will be on and when it is closed, the light will be off.
Shelving
The wire racks in your refrigerator are chrome-plated so they will not rust. The unit has 3
adjustable chrome-plated flat wire shelves and a wire basket to hold cans and bottles of beverages
such as beer, water and soft drinks. These racks are removable and reversible. To take out a rack,
remove any cans or bottles from the rack and pull it out until it stops. Then lift up the front of the rack and
remove it from the unit.
Normal Sounds
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you and what may be making them.
• Ratting noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or the water line, items stored on top of
the refrigerator can also make noises.
• The high efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• Water running from the evaporator to the water bin may make a splashing sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the unit is
disconnected and the water line is shut off.
Cleaning the Outside
Unplug your refrigerator. Clean the outside with a cloth dampened in warm soapy water. Dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth. To clean the door gasket, use only warm soapy water. Never use harsh
cleansers or scouring pads to clean any part of your unit.
Cleaning the Inside
Remove all foods, plus shelves and basket. Wash the shelves and basket in a mild detergent
solution and dry with a soft cloth. Wash inside with plain water and baking soda solution (about two
tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water). Then rinse and dry. Do not use cleansers such as
soaps, detergents, scouring power or spray cleaners which can cause odors inside the refrigerator.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Many common refrigerator problems are easily resolved. Try the troubleshooting suggestions below to
see if the problems can be resolved before having to contact the service department.
PROBLEM
The appliance does not operate.
The appliance is not cold
enough.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
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There is a power failure.
The appliance is not plugged in.
A house fuse has blown or the
circuit breaker is tripped.
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The set temperature too high.
The appliance is placed too
close to a heat source.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed
completely.
The door gasket does not seal
properly.
The front bottom grille does not
have sufficient ventilation.
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The appliance turns on and off
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The appliance makes too much
noise.
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The door does not close
properly.
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The ambient (room)
temperature is too low or high.
A large amount of contents has
been added to the appliance.
The door is opened too often.
The door is not closed
completely.
The door gasket does not seal
properly.
The noise may come from the
flow of the refrigerant/
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 installed.
The shelves are out of position.
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SOLUTIONS
 Ensure the appliance is
plugged in and the power
outlet has power.
 Replace the broken fuse or
reset the breaker.
 Adjust the set temperature
 Keep the appliance away
from sunshine or other heat
sources.
 Close the door tightly and do
not open the door too
frequently or for a long
period of time.
 Ensure the door gasket is
not loose.
 The front bottom grille must
be completely unobstructed.
 Decrease or increase the
ambient (room)
temperature.
 To minimize internal
temperature fluctuation, do
not add large amount of
contents at once.
 Close the door tightly and do
not open the door too
frequently or for a long
period of time.
 Ensure the door gasket is
not loose.
 It is normal that as each
cooling cycle ends, you may
hear gurgling sounds
caused by the flow of
refrigerant in the appliance.
 Some popping or cracking
noises are normal. They are
caused by expansion and
contraction of the inside
walls due to temperature
changes.
 Make sure the cooler is on a
hard and level surface. Do
not place the appliance on
carpet.
 Make sure the cooler is on a
hard and level surface.
Avoid placing the appliance
on a carpeted or soft
surface.
 Correctly install the shelves.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This WHYNTER Outdoor Refrigerator is warranted, to the original owner within the 48 continental
states, for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under
normal use and service. Should your Outdoor Refrigerator prove defective within one year from the
date of purchase, return the defective part or unit, freight prepaid (within two months of purchase; after
two months to one year, customer will be responsible for freight cost to Whynter’s service department),
along with an explanation of the claim to Whynter LLC. Please package the Outdoor Refrigerator
carefully in its original packaging material to avoid damage in transit. Please retain the original box and
packaging material. Under this warranty, Whynter will repair or replace any parts found defective. This
warranty is not transferable. After the expiration of the warranty, the cost of labor and parts will be the
responsibility of the original owner of the unit.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
 Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
 Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the Outdoor Refrigerator while in the possession of a
consumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship;
 Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special
handling provisions in the instructions.
 Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear.
 Damage caused by repairs or alterations to the product by anyone other than authorized by the
manufacturer.
 Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE
PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED
BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. WHYNTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED
WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSE- QUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR
LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Please retain the original proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty
services. Warranty begins from the original date of purchase.
To obtain service or information, contact
Whynter LLC via email at service@whynter.com or call
866-WHYNTER.
Product contents and specifications may change without notice.
Copyright © 2015 Whynter LLC
www.Whynter.com
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