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Ice Maker
IF80SS
Owner’s Manual
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Important Safety Information
Improper handling can cause serious damage to the Edgestar ice maker and/or injury to the user. This ice maker is
designed for domestic indoor use only. Do not use the unit for industrial or commercial use. Any other use may
invalidate the warranty. Please review the ratings label located on the rear panel of the unit for electrical and other
technical data related to this unit. The unit must be used in a properly grounded wall outlet. Please read and follow the
safety information listed below to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury.
Electrical Safety
 Do not exceed the power outlet ratings.
 It is recommended that the ice maker be
connected on its own circuit.
 A standard electrical supply (115 V, 60Hz), that is
properly grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances is required.
 Use outlets that cannot be turned off by a switch
or pull chain.
 Always turn the unit off and unplug it from the
outlet when cleaning.
 Unplug the unit if it is not going to be used for an
extended period of time.
 Do not operate the unit with a power plug that is
missing the ground plug, a damaged cord or a
loose socket.
 Be sure the ice maker is properly grounded.
 Never plug or unplug the unit with wet hands.
 Do not bypass, cut or remove the grounding plug.
 Do not use extension cords or power strips with
this unit. You may need to contact your electrician
if it is necessary to use a longer cord or if you do
not have a grounded outlet. Do not modify the
power cord’s length or share the outlet with other
appliances. If you must use an extension cord,
use No.14AWG minimum size and rated no less
than 1875 watts.
 Do not start or stop the unit by switching the
circuit’s power on and off.
 If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or a qualified technician.
 Never repair the unit while it is plugged in.
 Immediately unplug the unit if it makes strange
sounds, emits an odor or smoke comes out of it,
and contact customer service.
 Do not remove any part of the casing unless
instructed by an authorized technician.
 You should never attempt to repair the unit
yourself.
 Contact EdgeStar Support if the unit needs repair
service.
 Do not tip the unit over while it has water in the
reservoir.
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General Safety
 Use at least two people to move and install the ice
maker to prevent back and other types of injuries.
 Install the ice maker in a well ventilated area where
the ambient temperature is above 50°F and below
90°F.
 This unit is designed to be installed indoors, and
protected from rain, sleet, snow, etc. Do not use
your ice maker outdoors. Place the ice-maker away
from direct sunlight and make sure that there is at
least 4 inches of space between the back of your
unit and wall. Keep a minimum distance of 4 inches
on each side of your unit free.
 This unit is not intended to be used by children and
should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with this product.
 Never allow children to crawl inside the ice maker.
 Do not use this appliance near flammable gas or
combustibles, such as gasoline, benzene, thinner,
etc.
 Do not place the unit near heat sources such as
ovens and grills.
 Only use in an upright position on a flat, level
surface and provide proper ventilation.
 Discard the first batch of cubes produced by the ice
maker.
 If the unit has not been used for an extended period,
thoroughly clean it before using it.
 Do not leave any cleaning solutions in or on the unit
 Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or
abrasive solutions on the interior as they may
transmit taste to the ice cubes and damage the
interior.
 Do not clean the unit with flammable fluids. The
fumes can create a fire hazard or cause an
explosion.
 Other than water do not use other types of liquid to
make ice.
 This appliance is not intended for use by persons,
including children, with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the
appliance by the person(s) responsible for their
safety.
Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ................................................................. I INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................... 1 PARTS IDENTIFICATION ..................................................................................... 2 BACK VIEW .......................................................................................................... 2 FRONT VIEW ........................................................................................................ 2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN: PREPARING THE ICE MAKER FOR USE .................... 3 UNPACKING THE ICE MAKER ................................................................................. 3 CLEANING THE ICE MAKER ................................................................................... 3 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................. 3 Clearance and Environment Requirements .................................................. 3 Water Requirements ..................................................................................... 3 Electrical Requirements ................................................................................ 3 OPERATION .......................................................................................................... 4 USING YOUR ICE MAKER ...................................................................................... 4 USING THE CONTROL PANEL ................................................................................ 4 HOW THE PORTABLE ICE MAKER PRODUCES ICE ................................................... 5 DRAINING THE UNIT .............................................................................................. 5 NORMAL SOUNDS ................................................................................................ 5 CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................ 7 TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................................................... 8 SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................. 9 LIMITED WARRANTY......................................................................................... 10 This owner’s manual is provided for reference use only. Specifications may
change without prior notice. Refer to the product label on the back of your
ice maker for the latest technical information.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this Edgestar ice maker. We are glad you chose us.
We believe that your purchase of this product opens a relationship between you
and EdgeStar. We will provide the customer support needed to nurture that
relationship.
This manual contains important information regarding the proper installation, use
and maintenance of your ice maker. Following this manual will ensure that your
product will work at its peak performance and efficiency.
Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely
transport your portable ice maker.
For Your Records:
Please write down the model number and serial number
below for future reference. Both numbers are located on the
ratings label on the back of your unit and are needed to
obtain warranty service. You may also want to staple your
receipt to this manual as it is the proof of your purchase, and
is also needed for service under your warranty.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Date of Purchase:
To better serve you, please do the following before contacting customer service:
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If you received a damaged product, immediately contact the dealer that
sold you the product.
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Read and follow this instruction manual carefully to help you install, use
and maintain your ice maker.
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Read the troubleshooting section of this manual as it will help you
diagnose and solve common issues.
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Visit us on the web at http://www.edgestar.com to register your
product, download product manuals, and access additional
troubleshooting resources and up-to-date information.
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If you need warranty service, our friendly customer service
representatives are available via email at service@edgestar.com or by
telephone at 1 (866) 319-5473.
Parts Identification
Front View
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Control Panel
Air Outlet
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5
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Drain Plug
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Back View
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Ice Maker Part
Power Switch
Ice Maker Door
Air Outlet
Display Panel
Ice Level Sensor
Ice Storage Container
Ice Scoop
Bottom Floor Feet
Power Cord
Water Inlet Valve
Drainage Tube
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Before you Begin: Preparing the Ice Maker for Use
Before you plug the ice maker in to a power supply, be sure to let it stand upright
for at least 24 hours to allow the compressor’s oils to settle.
Unpacking the Ice Maker
IMPORTANT: Do not remove any
safety, warning, or product
information labels from your ice
maker.
Carefully remove the packaging materials. Remove any shipping tape and glue
from your ice maker before using. 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 icemaker. Check to make sure the ice basket
and ice scoop are included. If any parts are missing, please contact our customer
service. Put the ice maker on a level and flat surface away from direct sunlight
and other sources of heat such as a stove, furnace, radiator, etc. The appliance
must be positioned so that the power plug is accessible.
Cleaning the Ice Maker
Follow the Cleaning and Maintenance section to clean the ice maker.
Installation Requirements
The ice maker has been designed for free-standing installation which will allow
you to install the unit in almost any place you desire provided you level the unit
and follow the instructions for clearance, water and electrical requirements.
Clearance and Environment Requirements
Note: If the room temperature is
lower than 60°F, it is best to select
the small size setting; otherwise, the
ice cubes may stick together.
• Choose a well ventilated area with temperatures above 50°F and below 90°F.
Operation outside these temperatures may result in lowered production or may
cause other adverse effects.
• This unit MUST be installed in an area protected from the elements, e.g., wind,
rain, water spray or drips. The icemaker should not be located next to ovens,
grills or other high heat sources.
• The unit should be located on a firm and level surface that is able to support the
ice maker’s total weight with water.
• There must be at least 4 inches of space around the back and sides of the unit
for proper air circulation.
Water Requirements
• Only use potable water or water suitable for drinking.
• The temperature of the water should be between 51°F and 90°F.
• Change the water in the water reservoir every 24 hours to ensure a reasonable
hygiene level.
Note: The add water light uses an electronic sensor that may not detect purified,
filtered, reverse osmosis, or distilled water. You may need to add a pinch of salt
to the water to increase the mineral content.
Electrical Requirements
Read all safety precautions listed at the beginning of this manual. It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only your ice maker be provided.
Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
WARNING! Do not, under any
circumstances, cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
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The ice maker is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding
plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating
3-pronged and grounding-type wall receptacle providing 110-120V, 60Hz,
grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle is not available, it is the personal
responsibility of the customer to have a properly grounded, 3-prong wall
receptacle installed by a certified electrician.
Operation
Using Your Ice Maker
Before using your ice maker it is strongly recommended to clean it thoroughly.
Read and follow the Cleaning and Maintenance section of the manual before
proceeding.
Follow the steps below to start using your ice maker.
IMPORTANT: Discard the first
batch of ice produced by the
portable ice maker.
CAUTION: Direct sunlight may
cause the ice full infrared sensor to
malfunction. If the unit continues to
produce ice even though the basket
is full, you may need to move the
unit away from the sunlight.
1. Open the door and remove any packaging tape that may be holding down the
ice case, ice shovel, and ice scoop. Remove the ice scoop.
2. Clean the ice storage container.
3. Connect the direct water line into the water inlet valve.
4. Close the door lid.
7. Plug the ice maker’s power plug in to a grounded outlet.
8. Press the On/Off power switch Control Panel.
9. Your ice will be created and fill the ice storage container.
Notes: If the water pump is unable to detect or pump water, the unit will stop
automatically, and the “Add Water” indicator will be lit. Add water to the unit and
restart the unit by pressing the On/Off button twice.
The ice maker will continue making ice until the ice basket is full. When the ice
basket is full “Ice Full” indicator will be lit
Using the Control Panel
Power Switch
Indicator Lights
Switch
POWER
Function
Powers the unit on or off
Indicator
RUN
FAULT
ICE FULL
Function
Ice Production is in process.
WATER LOW
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The ice full light will turn on if the ice basket is full.
The water low will turn on if the unit does not have
enough water in the reservoir.
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How the Portable Ice Maker Produces Ice
After the unit is powered on, the ice maker begins with rotating the ice
case into a horizontal water fill position under the evaporator rods. The
water pump is engaged and fills the ice case with water. Water overflows
for a few seconds before the compressor turns on. The compressor then
pumps refrigerant and the fan will turn on automatically after the
condenser heats up. The unit will be producing bulet shaped ice around
the stainless steel evaporator rods. When the batch of ice has been fully
formed, the ice maker stops the freeze cycle and begins the harvest
cycle. A valve opens diverting hot refrigerant gas into the evaporator rods.
The gas heats the rods, causing the ice cube bullets to slide off the
evaporator. The hinged ice case will move out of the way for the formed
ice cubes to drop onto the slide and be deposited into the ice bin. The ice
case will then resume its horizontal position and be filled with water for
the next batch of ice to be made. The ice maker will then produce ice until
ice reaches the ice full sensor. The ice bin compartment is insulated, but
not refrigerated and the ice in the bin will slowly melt and the water will be
reused. Once enough of the ice has melted, the ice maker will
automatically start making more ice.
Draining the unit
WARNING! Do not tip the unit
over while there is water in the
reservoir.
Follow the steps below to drain the unit.
1. Carefully move the unit towards a sink or other suitable location for
draining.
2. Remove the rubber drain plug from the bottom of the water reservoir to
drain all the water.
3. Firmly install the rubber drain plug into the drain port.
Normal Sounds
Your new ice maker may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Most
of the new sounds are normal. 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.
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The ice case motor will make a whirling noise when the ice case and
shovel are moving.
Rattling noises may be produced from the flow of the refrigerant.
The compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
The compressor may also produce a low tone humming sound.
Water that is being pumped into the ice case will make trickling,
dripping or splashing sounds.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the
refrigerant flowing.
You may hear fan noise and air being forced over the condenser by
the condenser fan.
During the harvest cycle, you may hear the sound of ice cubes falling
into the ice basket.
If the ice maker is run without water, the water pump will make a
screeching noise. Note: Do not run the unit without water!
Installing the Water Line
The direct water line can be easily installed into the ice maker for a
continuous flow of water, preventing you from refilling a water tank every
time you need more ice.
Here is how you would install the water line:
1. Connect the water line to your water source and be sure to tighten the
connection to avoid leaking.
2. Hand screw the water line into the water inlet valve on the back of the
ice maker.
3. Connect the drainage tube on water outlet valve.
4. Lightly tighten the compression fitting around the water line with an
adjustable wrench or similar tool.
5. Success! You can now enjoy fresh ice made from your ice maker.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Periodic cleaning and proper maintenance will ensure efficiency, top
performance, and long life.
Never use a solvent-based cleaning agent. These cleaners may transmit taste to
the ice cubes, or damage and discolor the interior.
The icemaker must be thoroughly
cleaned if it has been left unused
for a long time. Follow carefully
any instructions provided for
cleaning or use of sanitizing
solution. Do not leave any
solution inside the icemaker after
cleaning.
Unplug the unit before cleaning the exterior and interior.
Before using your ice maker, you are strongly recommended to clean it
thoroughly. (This process should clean the unit of any impurities that may have
been left behind during the manufacturing process.)
1. Unplug the water line from the ice maker.
2. Clean the interior with a diluted cleaning solution, warm water and a soft cloth.
(DO NOT use any caustic or abrasive solutions) (Do not clean your ice maker
with flammable fluids.)
3. The outside of the ice maker should be cleaned regularly with a mild detergent
and warm water.
4. Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.
If the ice has a strange taste
If the ice has an unappealing taste, or the unit develops a musty odor, try
cleaning the water line of the ice maker with a mild white vinegar solution or
lemon juice, and then soak the line in hot water. After that, run a few cycles with
plain water to eliminate all traces of the vinegar or lemon juice. Throw out the first
two ice batches after cleaning.
If you find the bad taste remains after this procedure, use a solution of 2
tablespoons of baking soda and hot water to soak the water line. Leave overnight
to absorb any remaining odors/tastes. Drain the solution, rinse the line with
water, and dry the line thoroughly.
DO NOT turn the ice machine
upside down to dry! This will
cause the oils from the
compressor to shift, which can
result in the machine breaking or
becoming inoperable.
Routine maintenance
1. Add a mild cleaning solution mixture to the ice storage container. Use a 10:1
ratio of water to either white vinegar or lemon juice.
2. Scrub the interior of the ice maker (including evaporator rods) with the
solution.
3. Uninstall the water line from the ice maker. Use the solution to clean the water
line as well.
3. Drain the solution from the ice maker. Wipe down ice maker interior and water
line with hot water.
4. Run the ice maker to make a few batches of ice. Discard the ice.
7. Your ice maker is now clean and should provide clean ice.
If the ice maker will not be used for an extended period of time, you should
unplug the unit from power, drain the water from the reservoir and dry the
interior with a clean soft cloth.
Note: Do not touch the power plug when your hands are wet.
Note: Never unplug the unit by pulling on the plug.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Before Calling for Service
If the unit appears to be malfunctioning, the issue could be solved
by following the suggestions in the “Solution” column.
Issue
Possible Cause
Solution
The ice maker is unplugged.
Plug the ice maker in.
Press the power button. The Power Indicator
light should be on.
Try a different power outlet. If the unit works on
a different circuit, you may need to contact a
certified electrician to resolve the power issue.
Connect the ice maker on a circuit that is able
to provide enough power. Check the product
label for power requirements.
Contact EdgeStar support
Press the On/Off button until the Power light
turns on and is no longer blinking.
Unplug the unit for one hour. Plug the unit in
and press the power button.
The ice maker power switch is OFF.
No Power
Power outlet does not work.
Insufficient power
Power and ice size
indicators are on, but the
unit does respond to the
control panel.
Water is leaking out the
unit.
Hardware malfunction
The unit is in standby mode and the
power light may be blinking on and off.
The circuit board may need to be reset.
If after resetting the unit the control panel
does not respond, you may have a faulty
control panel.
Contact EdgeStar support.
The bottom drain plug is not attached.
Make sure the drain plug is firmly attached. If
the drain plug has been lost, you may need to
contact EdgeStar to purchase a replacement
plug.
An internal hose may have been
dislodged or disconnected.
Contact EdgeStar support.
The unit may not be level
Noise during operation
Unit goes through the ice
making process, but no
ice is produced, or ice
cubes are very thin and
small.
Ice case moves back
and forth repeatedly, and
the water pump does not
turn on.
The “Add Water” light is
on even though the unit
is full of water.
The unit has a strange
smell or the ice being
produced has an
unappealing taste
Certain sounds are normal.
Make sure the unit is level and not at an
incline.
See the “Normal Sounds” section of this
owner’s manual.
A loud knocking or metallic pinging noise
may be caused by a damaged
compressor.
Contact EdgeStar support
The room temperature or water may be
too hot. The unit is designed to work in a
room that is above 50°F and below 90°F
If the unit is run in a room that is particularly
warm such as a sunroom or laundry room,
please move the unit to a cooler room and try
again.
The fan may not be turning on to cool
down the condenser coils.
Contact EdgeStar support
The unit may have a problem with a
micro-switch.
Contact EdgeStar support.
The type of water may not have enough
impurities, i.e., distilled, reverse osmosis
[RO], purified, etc.
The water inlet valve may be clogged
The unit may need to be cleaned.
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Add a pinch of salt to the water. This will add
minerals to the water which will allow the unit
to detect the water.
Use a brush with plastic bristles to clean the
water inlet valve.
Read the Cleaning and Maintenance section of
this manual.
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Specifications
Description of product
Portable Ice Maker
Model
IF80SS
Voltage/Frequency
AC 115V~60Hz
Ice-Making / Ice-Harvest rated
current
1.2A / 3.5A
Color
Silver
Ice Storage capacity
7.7 lbs
Ice-making capability
44 lbs/ day *
Refrigerant
R134a, 3.4oz
Dimensions
(Width x Depth x Height)
14 7/8” x 18 13/16” x 23 3/16
Weight
60 lbs
Note: Technical data and performance information provided for reference
only.
Specifications are subject to change. Check the rating label on the ice
maker for the most accurate information.
* The actual quantity of ice produced in a 24hour period will vary with
room and water conditions.
Notes on ice storage
The ice maker will automatically shut off when the ice bin is full. The ice
bin compartment is insulated, but not refrigerated and the ice in the bin
will slowly melt and the water will be reused. Once enough of the ice has
melted, the ice maker will automatically start making more ice.
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Limited Warranty
One (1) Year Parts & Ninety (90) Days Labor
This product is warranted by EdgeStar to be free from defective workmanship and materials, subject to any conditions
set forth as follows:
WHAT IS COVERED:
LABOR: For a period of NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of original purchase, labor will be performed free of charge at
an authorized EdgeStar repair facility. At its option, EdgeStar will repair the product with new or remanufactured parts,
or exchange the defective product with a new, refurbished, or remanufactured product. If a product is replaced, it will
carry the remaining warranty of the original product. After the ninety (90) day period, EdgeStar will no longer be
responsible for labor charges incurred. All defective products and parts covered by this warranty will be repaired or
replaced on a mail-in basis to an EdgeStar authorized repair facility.
PARTS: For a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original purchase, EdgeStar will supply new, rebuilt, or
refurbished parts free of charge. EdgeStar may request a defective part be returned in exchange for the replacement
part. All replacement parts or products will be new, remanufactured, or refurbished. All products and parts replaced by
EdgeStar under warranty service become the property of EdgeStar.
This warranty applies to the original purchaser only, and only covers defects in workmanship experienced during
operation of the product under normal service, maintenance, and usage conditions. This warranty applies to the
purchase and use of this product in residential settings within the United States of America.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
The following limitations apply to the coverage of this warranty. This warranty does not cover:
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Labor charges for installation, setup or training to use the product.
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Shipping damage, and any damage caused by improper packaging for shipment to an authorized service center, and any
damaged caused by improper voltage or any other misuse, including abnormal service, handling, or usage.
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Cosmetic damage such as scratches and dents.
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Normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced, e.g. filters, cartridges, batteries.
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Service trips to deliver, pick-up, or repair, install the product, or to instruct in proper usage of the product.
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Damages or operating problems resulting from misuse, abuse, operation outside environmental specifications, uses
contrary to instructions provided in the owner’s manual, accidents, acts of God, vermin, fire, flood, improper installation,
unauthorized service, maintenance negligence, unauthorized installation or modification, or commercial use.
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Labor charges incurred 91 days or more after the date of original purchase.
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The use of EdgeStar products in commercial settings.
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Optional accessories, attachments, and appearance items.
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Products that have been modified to perform outside of specifications without the prior written permission of EdgeStar.
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Products lost in shipment, or theft.
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Products sold AS IS or from an unauthorized reseller.
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Products that have had their serial numbers removed or defaced. Products with serial numbers that have been invalidated.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE:
If you believe your product is defective, contact EdgeStar Customer Support for troubleshooting assistance and
warranty service at 1-866-319-5473. Please have your serial number and proof of purchase available. Once an
EdgeStar authorized representative has confirmed that your product is defective and eligible for warranty service, the
product must be returned to an EdgeStar repair facility. The purchaser is solely responsible for prepaying all shipping
related costs to and from the repair facility. EdgeStar is not responsible for damage resulting from shipper mishandling
or improper packaging. Do not return a defective product to the place of purchase. Products received without a return
authorization number will be refused.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY IS REQUIRED BY LAW, IT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIOD ABOVE. NEITHER
THE MANUFACTURER NOR ITS DISTRIBUTORS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS,
OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
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