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Sunpentown BF-314U Manual
Owner’s Manual
Under-Counter Beer Froster
Model: BF-314U
Please read this manual carefully before use and keep in a safe place for
future reference.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using this
appliance, follow these basic precautions:
• Read all instructions before using this appliance.
• DANGER or WARNING: 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/Beverage Cooler or any appliance:
Remove the door. Leave the shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.
• Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
• Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
• Please dispose the appliance according to local regulations as the unit contains flammable
blowing gas and refrigerant.
• Keep ventilation openings clear of obstruction.
• 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.
• If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, service agent or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
• 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.
• Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this
-Save these instructions-
Before Initial Use
Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Before connecting power, allow unit to stand upright for 2 hours. This allows the refrigerant to settle
and reduce the possibility of malfunction in the cooling system from handling during transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Install the handle on the left side of the door (if you wish to reverse the door, please first reverse
the door according to instructions below, then install handle on the right).
This appliance is designed for free standing or built-in (full recessed) installation.
Place the appliance on a floor that is flat and strong enough to support it when fully loaded. To level
the appliance, adjust the front leveling legs at the bottom of the unit.
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. Extreme 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-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 electrician.
While operating, the appliance will defrost once every 8 hours. The defrosting process lasts
approximately 30 minutes. Water will collect in the evaporator drip tray and is automatically evaporated.
During the defrosting process, the temperature displayed may be higher than the set temperature.
Note: Water condensation may appear on the outer surface of the glass door. This occurs when water
molecules within the air comes in contact with the cold surface of the glass door. The vapor condenses
on the glass surface and can cause a foggy effect or in extreme situations, water droplets. This
indicates high humidity in the environment, simply wipe off the water condensation with a soft cloth.
The appliance should be placed where the ambient temperature is between 50°F to 83°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 extreme cold or hot conditions may cause interior temperatures
to fluctuate.
Connect power cord to a properly grounded outlet.
This appliance is equipped with Memory IC – should there be a power interruption, unit will auto
recover at last setting.
Control Panel:
ON/OFF Power
To turn the appliance on or off, press and hold the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds.
Press to turn the interior light ON or OFF. Light will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. For best
wine storage, keep the light off except when viewing.
Press and hold for 3 seconds to lock or unlock the control panel.
Setting the temperature Control
Adjustable temperature: 23°F to 41°F( -5°C to 5°C)
Set the desired temperature by pressing the corresponding buttons,
to increase or
decrease. Each press is in 1-degree increment. Once released, set temperature will flash for
approximately 5 seconds then revert back to display the internal temperature.
To view your set temperature, press either the
set temperature for 5 seconds.
The appliance has the capability to display temperature in either Celsius or Fahrenheit. To change
button once and LED display will flash
the temperature scale, press and hold both
buttons simultaneously for approx. 3 seconds.
Note: The temperature of Beer Froster inside may vary slightly depending on whether or not the
interior bulb is ON or OFF and where the bottles are located (upper/middle or lower section).
When unit’s compressor is running, this indicator light will illuminate to signify that cooling mode is
currently in operation.
If illuminated, indicates the control panel is locked.
If the unit is unplugged, turned off or experienced 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 after having been shut off for a long time,
there could be a few degrees variance between the set temperature and the displayed
temperature on the LED readout. This is normal and is due to the length of inactivity. Once the unit
runs for a few hours, everything will be back to normal.
When the “· ” is flickering, indicates the defrosting mode is currently in operation, it does not affect
the unit operation normally.
Cleaning Your Beverage Cooler
Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, and remove all items including shelves and racks.
Wipe the inside surfaces with a soft cloth in warm water and baking soda solution. The solution
should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the shelves with a mild detergent solution.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning the control panel or electrical parts.
Wipe the outside with a soft cloth or sponge. If excessively dirty, wipe with warm water and mild
liquid detergent. Wipe clean and dry with a clean soft cloth.
Defrosting occurs automatically inside of the beverage cooler during operation, approximately
once every 8 hours. The compressor will stop running for about 30 minutes. During this time, the
temperature may rise above your set temperature. Defrosted water is collected inside evaporating
tray 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
Short vacations: Leave the appliance operating during vacations of less then three weeks. For longer
vacations, should you decide to turn off the unit, leave the door ajar to prevent odor building inside.
If you need to move your appliance after the box has been discarded:
Remove contents and securely tape down all loose items (shelves).
Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
Tape the door shut.
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 Tips
The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances and out of direct sunlight.
Try not to open the door too often, especially when weather is wet and hot.
You can solve many common problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the
suggestions below, if problem persists, please contact Sunpentown at 1-800-330-0388:
Unit does not operate.
Not plugged in.
The appliance is turned off.
The circuit breaker has tripped or a fuse has blown
Unit is not cold enough.
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.
Turns on and off frequently.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of contents has been added to the unit.
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.
The light does not work.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
The bulb has burned out.
The light button is “OFF”.
Check to assure that the unit is level.
The appliance seems to make too much noise. Some noise may come from the flow of the refrigerant, which is
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds caused by
the flow of refrigerant in the unit.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause
popping and crackling noises.
The unit is not level.
The door will not close properly.
The unit is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves are out of position.
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
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.
Warranty does not include freight charges.
Damage due to installation error, product abuse and/or misuse.
Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this product.
Labor cost incurred for the installation and/or removal of a possible defective unit.
Damage to product caused by improper power supply voltage, accident, fire, floods or acts of
Failure of product resulting from unauthorized modifications to the product.
Improper installation or failure to perform the necessary maintenance.
Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced.
Damage to personal property from use of product.
Replacement or repair of household fuses, circuit breakers, wiring or plumbing.
This GUARANTEE is in addition to your Statutory Rights
14625 Clark Ave. City of Industry, CA 91745
Tel: 800-330-0388
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