Mabe Canada Refrigerator GWS04 User manual

Mabe Canada Refrigerator GWS04 User manual
Wine Chiller
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . 4
Owner’s Manual
and Installation
Operating Instructions
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Replacing the Light Bulb . . . . . . . . 7
Reversing the Door Swing . . . . . . . . 8
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . 9, 10
Consumer Support
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Consumer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
Find these numbers on the Rating
Plate located either inside the or
outside on the rear wall of the
Wine Chiller.
Part No. – 350A4502P687 29-5692 12/10 ATS
Safety Instructions
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including
the following:
This wine chiller must be properly installed
and located in accordance with these
instructions before it is used.
Operating Instructions
Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang
on the shelves in the wine chiller. They could
damage the wine chiller and seriously injure
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas;
clearances between the doors and between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small.
Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
Unplug the wine chiller before cleaning and
making repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
Do not store or install this appliance outdoors.
Care and Cleaning
Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigeration products are still dangerous…
even if they will sit for “just a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old appliance,
please follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigeration Product:
Take off the doors.
CFC Disposal
Your old refrigerator has a cooling system that
used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are
believed to harm stratospheric ozone.
If you are throwing away your old refrigerator,
make sure the CFC refrigerant is removed for
proper disposal by a qualified servicer. If you
intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you
can be subject to fines and imprisonment under
provisions of environmental legislation.
Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
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Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against
the use of an extension cord.
However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be CSA certified, 3-wire
grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the
electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a
qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is
properly grounded.
The wine chiller should always be plugged into
its own individual electrical outlet which has
a voltage rating that matches the rating plate.
Never unplug your wine chiller by pulling on
the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and
pull straight out from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords
that have become frayed or otherwise damaged.
Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion
damage along its length or at either end.
Operating Instructions
If you have only a standard 2-prong wall outlet,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation
to have it replaced with a properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
This provides the best performance and also
prevents overloading house wiring circuits which
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
The power cord of this appliance is equipped
with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates
with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet
to minimize the possibility of electric shock
hazard from this appliance.
Safety Instructions
When moving the wine chiller away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
Care and Cleaning
Adapter plugs are not permitted in Canada.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
Removing the Packaging
Before using the wine chiller, be sure all packing materials and tape have been removed,
including any protective film covering the control and any film protecting the cabinet.
If you are discarding an old refrigeration product, remove the doors to reduce the danger
of children being trapped inside.
Installation Guidelines
Safety Instructions
Installing the wine chiller.
Operating Instructions
The wine chiller must be freestanding.
Do not install the wine chiller where
the temperature will go below 55°F
(13°C) or above 90°F (32°C).
Allow the following clearances for ease
of installation, proper air circulation
and electrical connections:
Install it on a level floor.
Each side
Do not install the wine chiller where it
will be subject to direct sunlight, heat
or moisture.
2" (51 mm)
2" (51 mm)
3" (51 mm)
Before connecting the appliance to the
power source, let it stand upright for
approximately 2 hours. This will reduce
the possibility of a malfunction in the
cooling system from handling during
Do not store or install this appliance
The following models must be installed
on the floor: GWS04, GCS04.
Leveling Legs
Care and Cleaning
Adjustable legs at the front corners of the
wine chiller should be set so the wine
chiller is firmly positioned on the floor,
with a 1/8" (3 mm) tilt to the back to
help the door closure.
To raise the wine chiller
To adjust the leveling legs, turn the
legs clockwise to raise the wine chiller,
counterclockwise to lower it.
Door Lock (available on some Models)
Troubleshooting Tips
The key is located inside the plastic bag containing the Owner's Manual. Insert the key
in the lock and turn it counterclockwise to unlock the door. To lock the door do the
reverse operation. Remove the key and place in a secure location.
Interior Light (available on some Models)
You can turn the light ON or OFF by pushing the light switch located on the right side of
the control panel housing. If the interior light is left on, the temperature will be higher.
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Loading the Wine
As with any refrigeration product, there is a slight temperature variance at different
locations within the cabinet. In this wine chiller, the lower shelves provide a slightly
cooler temperature than the upper shelves.
When storing both red and white wines, it is best to store the white wine on the lower
shelves where the temperature is slightly cooler.
Safety Instructions
About the control and settings.
Control Settings (Mechanical Control)
To start the Wine Chiller turn the Temperature Control Knob located inside or on the
exterior rear wall of the cabinet to the position corresponding to the desired setting on
the graduated dial. The temperature range of the Chiller can be controlled between 50 °F
(10 °C) and 59 °F (15 °C). (Temperatures may fluctuate by 5 °F [3 °C].)
Operating Instructions
(Available on some models)
(Available on some models)
Control Settings (Electronic Temperature Control)
Press the [RED] or [WHITE] pads to choose preset storage conditions for Red or White Wine. The
programmed Temperature for red or white wine will be displayed for a few seconds (the actual
temperature of the Chiller is displayed in normal operation).
(1) Press the [SET] pad until you hear a "beep" sound (approximately fifteen seconds).
(2) Press the
pads to increase or decrease the desired temperature in increments of
one degree.
(3) Press [SET] to confirm your choice - if confirmation is not made within ten seconds the unit
will go back to the previous setting.
Troubleshooting Tips
The cabinet temperature in degrees Celsius is displayed during Normal Operation. The status of
the refrigeration cycle is indicated by the
indicator light as follows:
(1) Flashes before the compressor starts,
(2) Remains ON during the refrigeration cycle and
(3) Remains OFF during the idle cycle.
To return the Controller back to Factory Setting simply:
Consumer Support
Press and hold the [White] pad, within one second press the [Red] pad and continue holding
both for approximately ten seconds - until a "beep" sound is heard signalling that the
Controller is back to the original Factory Setting.
Note: This can be used if needed to troubleshoot the Wine Chiller.
When the Wine Chiller is Plugged In
After plugging in the wine chiller and making
your selection ( RED or WHITE WINE ), allow the
wine chiller to reach the set temperature before
loading your wine. This may take up to 12 hours
to completely stabilize.
After loading the wine, you may notice a rise
in the temperature. Allow adequate time for
the temperature to return back to the set
temperature. This may take up to 12 hours to
completely stabilize.
Care and Cleaning
The temperature of the Chiller is controlled by the temperature up
and temperature down
The temperature can be set anywhere between 40°F to 65°F (4°C to 18°C) as follows.
Cleaning the Outside
IMPORTANT: Unplug the wine chiller before
Keep the outside clean. The cabinet can
be washed with mild soap and water.
Rinse thoroughly with clear water.
Never use abrasive scouring powders.
Use a glass cleaner or mild soap and water
and a soft cloth to clean the glass door.
Do not use any abrasive powders.
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning.
Operating Instructions
Wipe the control panel with a damp cloth.
Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning
sprays, large amounts of soap and water,
abrasives or sharp objects on the panel—
they can damage it. Some paper towels
can also scratch the control panel.
Do not wipe the wine chiller with a soiled
dishcloth or towel. These may leave a residue that
can erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads,
powdered cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing
bleach because these products can scratch and
weaken the paint finish.
Stainless steel. Regularly clean and polish
the stainless steel areas (on some models)
with a commercially available stainless
steel cleaner such as Gleem-it® to preserve
and protect the fine finish. Gleem-it® is
available at leading hardware stores. It is
also available through our website, www., or call 1.888.261.3055.
Order part number WX10X15.
Do not use appliance wax or polish on the
stainless steel.
Protect the paint finish. The finish on
the outside of the wine chiller is a
high-quality, baked-on paint finish.
With proper care, it will stay new-looking
and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of
kitchen/appliance wax when the wine
chiller is new, and then at least twice
a year.
Cleaning the Inside
Care and Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Unplug the wine chiller before
To clean the inner liner and racks, use
a warm water and baking soda solution—
about one tablespoon (15 mL) of baking
soda to a quart (1 liter) of water. This
both cleans and neutralizes odors.
Rinse and wipe dry.
Do not use detergents, scouring powders,
spray cleaners or other harsh chemicals to
clean the interior.
Troubleshooting Tips
The vinyl door gasket may be cleaned with
mild soap and water or a baking
soda solution. Rinse well.
Defrost whenever frost on the inside surfaces
of the storage area becomes 1/8" (3 mm) thick.
Never use a heater of any kind, scraper or
sharp instrument to remove frost as it may
damage the wine chiller.
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To defrost, unplug the wine chiller.
Remove the contents and wipe inside
surfaces and racks with a clean towel.
If frost does not come off easily,
allow the frost to melt somewhat
and wipe off.
After defrosting, make sure inside surfaces
are dry; then return the contents to the
wine chiller and set the temperature
control to the desired setting.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If the power fails, open the door as
infrequently as possible to maintain
the temperature. A gradual rise in
temperature should not have any
adverse effect on the wine.
When power is restored, the controls
automatically are set to the Factory Setting
50°F (10°C). If needed, reset the controls
to the desired setting.
If it is extremely hot, you may want to
unload the wine from the wine chiller and
move the wine to a cooler location until
power is restored.
Preparing to Move
Be sure the wine chiller stays in an upright
position during the move.
Operating Instructions
Unload the wine, then secure the racks
and door by taping them in place to
prevent damage.
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning.
Replacing the light bulb (available on some models)
Unplug the wine chiller.
2 If the door is locked, unlock it.
Care and Cleaning
3 The light bulb is located behind the Light Shield in the ceiling of
the wine chiller near the front. To remove the light shield, remove
Screw.Gently pull down on the bottom of the Light shield to release
4 Unscrew the light bulb from the Socket.
5 Replace with a 10 watt, 120 volt refrigerator bulb. This type of bulb is
available at most hardware and automotive parts stores.
WARNING: Using a bulb rated higher than 10 watts may damage
Troubleshooting Tips
the wine chiller
6 Attach the Light Shield to the Bulb Housing with Screw .
7 Plug the wine chiller back in.
LED Refrigerator Lights (available on some models)
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An authorized technician will need to
replace the LED light
Safety Instructions
Reversing the Door Swing.
To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, it is
recommend that more than 1 person be used to complete this process
Remove the top hinge assembly and keep it aside for later use.
2 Remove the bottom hinge assembly and keep it aside for later use.
Operating Instructions
3 Remove the plug buttons from the upper left holes and transfer them to
the holes uncovered by removing the top hinge assembly. Be sure to press
the plug buttons firmly into place.
Re-install the top hinge assembly on the opposite side.
Re-install the bottom hinge assembly on the opposite side.
Rotate the door assembly as shown so the handle is on the opposite side.
Make sure the door assembly is properly aligned to the cabinet before
tightening the screws.
Once complete, stick on GE logo on top right hand corner of the door.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
The process is now complete.
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Wine chiller is unplugged.
• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The circuit breaker is tripped/
the fuse is blown.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Vibration or rattling
(slight vibration
is normal)
Wine chiller is on an
uneven surface.
• See the Leveling Legs section.
Motor operates for
long periods or cycles
Normal when wine chiller
is first plugged in.
• Wait 12 hours for the wine chiller to completely
cool down.
Often occurs when large
amounts of wine are placed
in wine chiller.
• This is normal.
Door left open.
• Door is not self-closing. Always make sure that the
door is closed after opening.
• Check to see if a bottle is holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent
door openings.
• This is normal.
Temperature control set
at the coldest setting.
• See About the control and settings.
Wine chiller is too close
to the wall.
• See the Installation Guidelines section for the
correct clearances.
Normal when wine chiller
is first plugged in.
• Wait 12 hours for the wine chiller to completely
cool down.
Often occurs when large
amounts of wine are placed
in wine chiller.
• This is normal.
Temperature control
not set cold enough.
• See About the control and settings.
Warm weather or frequent
door openings.
• Set the temperature control one step colder.
See About the control and settings.
Wine chiller is too close
to the wall.
• See the Installation Guidelines section for the
correct clearances.
Door left open.
• Door is not self-closing. Always make sure that the
door is closed after opening.
Wine chiller too warm
Troubleshooting Tips
Wine chiller does not
operate and the display
is blank
Care and Cleaning
What To Do
Operating Instructions
Possible Causes
• Check to see if a bottle is holding door open.
• When the power came back on, the wine chiller
returned to the default setting, which is RED WINE.
Reset the control to the desired setting.
Consumer Support
If the temperature setting is
not showing what you last
selected, a power outage
may have occurred.
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Possible Causes
What To Do
Wine chiller has odor
Interior needs cleaning.
• See Care and cleaning.
Moisture forms on
outside of wine chiller
Not unusual during periods
of high humidity.
• Wipe surface dry.
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather,
air carries moisture
into wine chiller when
door is opened)
Frost forms on interior
surfaces of wine chiller
Too frequent or too long
door openings.
Wine bottles touching
the back wall.
• Reposition bottles.
This is normal.
• See the Defrosting section.
Door left open.
• Excessive frost may form if the door is left open.
See the Defrosting section.
• Check to see if a bottle is holding door open.
Wine chiller too cold
Temperature control
is set too cold.
• See About the control and settings.
If the temperature setting is
not showing what you last
selected, a power outage
may have occurred.
• When the power came back on, the wine chiller
returned to the default setting, which is RED WINE.
Reset the control to the desired setting.
The room temperature where
the wine chiller is located is
too cold.
• For proper operation, the room temperature should
be equal to or greater than the set temperature of the
wine chiller.
Temperature in the
display is not the
temperature that
was just set.
This is normal.
• After you set the temperature, the display will go
back to showing the actual temperature.
Condensation on front
of door
Wine chiller is located in a
high humidity environment.
• Wipe off the condensation with a clean, dry cloth.
Water on floor behind
wine chiller
Door left open.
• Door is not self-closing. Always make sure that the
door is closed after opening.
• Locate the wine chiller in a lower humidity
• Check to see if a bottle is holding door open.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
• Door is not self-closing. Always make sure that the
door is closed after opening.
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an authorized
Customer Care® technician. For service call 1-800-561-3344.
Proof of the original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
Mabe Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the wine chiller which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, Mabe will also provide, free of charge, all labour and service to replace
the defective part.
What Mabe Will Not Cover:
Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the
Incidental or consequential damage to personal property
caused by possible defects with this appliance.
Operating Instructions
Improper installation.
Please read your Use & Care Material:
Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
Loss of wine due to spoilage.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
For The Period Of:
Safety Instructions
Wine Chiller Warranty.
If you then have any questions about operating the
product, please contact your dealer or our Consumer
Affairs office at the address below, or call toll free:
Mabe Canada Inc.
Consumer Information Service
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for use in Canada.
Warrantor Mabe Canada Inc.
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write;
Consumer Relations Manager - Mabe Canada Inc.
1 Factory Lane, Suite 310, Moncton NB E1C 9M3
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from province to province.
To know what your legal rights are in your province, consult your local or provincial consumer affairs office.
Care and Cleaning
In-home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by
Mabe to provide.
Problem Solver
In-Home Repair Service
Expert Mabe repair service is only a phone call away.
Operating Instructions
Service Contracts
Now you can have trouble-free and suprise-free service for as long as you own your appliance.
While your warranty is still in effect, you can purchase a MABE SERVICE CONTRACT. For one
low fee...just pennies a day...Mabe Customer Service will take care of the repairs your appliance
needs - both parts and labour.
Care and Cleaning
Parts and Accessories
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to
their homes.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing
generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper
servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
For answers call Mabe Canada Inc.
Safety Instructions
Service Telephone Numbers
Service Satisfaction
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from Mabe, follow these steps. First, contact
the people who serviced your appliance. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details–
including your phone number–to:
Manager, Consumer Relations,
Mabe Canada Inc., Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane,
Moncton (N.-B.) E1C 9M3
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