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La sección en español empieza en la página 13.
Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and specifications
without notice.
Avanti Products, A Division of the Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
Table of Contents
Refrigerator Safety 3
Important Safeguides 4
Help Us Help You 5
Parts and Features 6
Important Safety Instructions 7
Installation Instructions 7
Before Usin
Your Refri
Installation of Your Refrigerator 7
Electrical Connection 8
Operating Your Appliance 8
Temperature Control 8
Using Your Ice Cube Tray 8
Defrosting Your Refrigerator 9
Reversing the Door of Your Refrigerator 9
Care and Maintenance 9
Cleaning Your Appliance 9
Maintenance of Your Appliance 9
Moving Your Refrigerator 9
Energy Saving Tips 9
Troubleshooting Guide 10
Service for Your Appliance 11
Wiring Diagram 11
Your Avanti Products Warranty 12
Instrucciones en Español 13-14
Registration Information and Registration Card 15
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual for your appliance. Always read
and obey all safety messages.
This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that
can kill or injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety
Alert Symbol and either the words” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.
Danger means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in severe
personal injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in extensive
product damage, serious personal injury, or
Caution means that failure to heed this
safety statement may result in minor or
moderate personal injury, property or
equipment damage.
All safety messages will alert you to know what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the
chance of injury, and let you know what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
Before the refrigerator is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as
described in this manual, so read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire,
electrical shock or injury when using the refrigerator, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and
do not use an extension cord.
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.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or
explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the
unit is disconnected.
Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can
result in electrical shock or death.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your refrigerator unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, the front of the unit must be completely
unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below
90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind,
rain, water spray or drips.
The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance
with state and local codes. A standard electrical supply (115 V AC only, 60 Hz), properly
grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is
Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of refrigerator.
The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
It is important for the refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make
several adjustments to level it.
All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installation.
Check for leaks after connection.
Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first
batch of cubes must be discarded.
Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents or abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may
damage or discolor the interior.
Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.
Read this guide carefully.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain
your new appliance properly.
Keep it handy to answer your questions.
If you don't understand something or your
need more help, please call:
Avanti Customer Service
Keep proof of original purchase date (such as
your sales slip) with this guide to establish the
warranty period.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
You'll find them on a plate located on the
inside left wall the appliance.
Please write these numbers here:
Date of Purchase
Model Number
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your appliance.
If you received a damaged appliance,
immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the appliance.
Save time and money. Before you call for
service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It
lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
We're proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are some
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details, including your telephone number, and
send to:
Customer Service
Avanti Products
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172
1. Chiller Compartment
2. Shelf (Large)
3. Shelf (Small)
4. Leveling Leg
5. Temperature Control
6. Large Door Bin
7. Small Door Bin
8. 2-Liter Door Bin
9. Can Dispenser
Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
or injury when using your refrigerator,
follow these basic precautions:
Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
DANGER or WARNING: 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.
Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other refrigerator. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
-Save these instructions-
Before Using Your Refrigerator
Remove the exterior and interior packing.
Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
1 Ice cube tray
2 Storage shelves
Instruction manual
Before connecting the refrigerator 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 transportation.
Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
Installation of Your Refrigerator
This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
Place your refrigerator on a floor that is strong enough to support the refrigerator when it is
fully loaded. To level your refrigerator, adjust the front legs at the bottom of the refrigerator.
Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the refrigerator, which allows the
proper air circulation to cool the compressor.
Locate the refrigerator 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 refrigerator not to
perform properly.
Avoid locating the refrigerator in moist areas.
Plug the refrigerator 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 or an
authorized Avanti Products service center.
After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3 hours before
placing food in the chiller or refrigerator compartment.
Electrical Connection
This refrigerator should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this refrigerator is
equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three prong wall outlets to minimize the
possibility of electrical shock.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
This refrigerator requires a standard 115/120a/c~volt/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prong ground.
The cord should be secured behind the refrigerator and not left exposed or dangling to prevent
accidental injury.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight
out from the receptacle.
Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified
electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance
Setting the Temperature Control
To control the internal temperature, adjust the control dial according
to the ambient temperature or purpose of use.
The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “5.”
The range of the temperature control is from position "0” to “5.”
After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting
that best suites your needs. The setting of “3” should be correct for
home or office refrigerator use.
If the unit is unplugged, has lost power, or turned off; you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before
restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the refrigerator will not start.
Use of the Ice Cube Trays
For your ice requirements, fill approximately ¾ of the tray after washing it.
If you want to make ice cubes quick, set thermostat to position “5”.
To release the ice cubes, hold the tray upside down and twist slightly at
both ends until the pieces of ice fall.
Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is
damaged, have it replaced by an authorized Avanti Products service center.
Defrosting Your Refrigerator
Defrost the refrigerator when the frost accumulated on the evaporator is about 5mm (1/5 inch) thick.
Set the thermostat dial to “0” position. Remove frozen or perishable foods. Defrosting usually takes a
few hours. After defrosting, return the thermostat dial to the desired position. To defrost quickly
remove all foods from the refrigerator and leave the door open. Never use a knife or other metal
instrument to scrape ice/frost from the evaporator.
Reversing the Door Swing of Your Refrigerator
This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. The unit is
delivered to you with the door opening from the left side. Should you desire to reverse the opening
direction, please call service for reversal instructions.
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Turn the temperature control to "0", unplug the refrigerator, and remove the food, shelves, and
Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be
about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
Wash the shelves and trays with a mild detergent solution.
The outside of the refrigerator should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning the area of the controls, or any
electrical parts.
Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with
a clean soft cloth.
Vacation Time
Short vacations: Leave the refrigerator operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug
the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave
the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary.
Moving Your Refrigerator
Remove all the food.
Securely tape down all loose items inside your refrigerator.
Turn the leveling screws up to the base to avoid damage.
Tape the door shut.
Be sure the refrigerator stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect the
outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.
Energy Saving Tips
The refrigerator should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing
appliances, and out of the direct sunlight.
Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. Overloading the
refrigerator forces the compressor to run longer.
Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator.
This cuts down on frost build-up inside the refrigerator.
Refrigerator storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling.
Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator less efficient.
Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. Remove as many
items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
You can solve many common refrigerator problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service
call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.
Refrigerator does not operate or cool. Not plugged in.
Temperature Control Knob is in the “0” position.
The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.
Turns on and off frequently.
The room temperature is hotter than normal.
A large amount of food has been added to the
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 refrigerator does not have the correct
Vibrations. Check to assure that the refrigerator is level.
The refrigerator seems to make too much noise.
The rattling noise may come from the flow of the
refrigerant, which is normal.
As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling
sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in your
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls
may cause popping and crackling noises.
The refrigerator is not level.
The door will not close properly.
The refrigerator is not level.
The door was reversed and not properly installed.
The gasket is dirty.
The shelves, bins, or baskets are out of position.
We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service
technicians that provide service on your Avanti refrigerators. With the purchase of your Avanti
refrigerator, you can have the confidence that if you ever need additional information or assistance,
the Avanti Products Customer Service Team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.
Product Information
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
Part Orders
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home by personal
check, money order, Master Card, or Visa.
In-Home Repair Service
An Avanti Products authorized service center will
provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers
know your refrigerator inside and out.
Staple your sales receipt here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under
Avanti Products warrants that the product is free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of
twelve (12) months from the date of purchase by the original owner. The foregoing timeline begins to run upon
the date of purchase, and shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or suspended for any reason whatsoever unless
described in detail in the warranty document. For one year from the date of purchase by the original owner,
Avanti products will, at its option, repair or replace any part of the product which proves to be defective in
material or workmanship under normal use. Avanti Products will provide you with a reasonably similar product
that is either new or factory refurbished. During this period Avanti Products will provide all parts and labor
necessary to correct such defects free of charge, so long as the product has been installed and operated in
accordance with the written instructions in this manual. In rental or commercial use, the warranty period is 90
days. All Avanti appliances of 3.5 cubic feet capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service
center for repair.
For the second through the fifth year from the date of original purchase, Avanti Products will provide a
replacement compressor free of charge due to a failure. You are responsible for the service labor and freight
charges. In rental or commercial use, the limited compressor warranty is one year and nine months. Costs
involved to move the product to the service center and back to the user’s home, as maybe required, are the
user’s responsibility.
The warranty coverage described herein excludes all defects or damage that are not the direct fault of Avanti
Products, including without limitation, one or more of the following:
A failure to comply with any applicable state, local, city, or county electrical, plumbing and/or building codes,
regulations, or laws, including failure to install the product in strict conformity with local fire and building codes
and regulations.
Any external, elemental and/or environmental forces and factors, including without limitation, rain, wind, sand,
floods, fires, mud slides, freezing temperatures, excessive moisture or extended exposure to humidity,
lightning, power surges, structural failures surrounding the appliance, and acts of God.
Content losses of food or other content due to
Incidental or consequential damages
Parts and labor costs for the following will not be
considered as warranty:
Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or frames.
Inner door panels, door shelves, door rails,
and/or door supports.
Chest freezer lid liners.
Vegetable crispers.
Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
Plastic cabinet liners.
Punctured evaporator that voids the warranty on
the complete sealed system.
Shipping and handling costs associated with the
replacement of the unit.
Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.
Service calls that are related to external problems,
such as abuse, misuse, inadequate electrical
power, accidents, fire, floods, or any other acts of
Failure of the product if it is used for other than it
intended purpose.
The warranty does not apply outside the
Continental USA.
Surcharges including but not limited to, any after
hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry
trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to
remote areas.
In no event shall Avanti Products have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damage to surrounding
property, including cabinetry, floors, ceilings, and other structures and/or objects around the product. Also
excluded from this warranty are scratches, nicks, minor dents, and other cosmetic damages on external surfaces
and exposed parts; Products on which the serial numbers have been altered, defaced or removed; service visits
for customer education, or visits where there is nothing wrong with the product; correction of installation problems
(you are solely responsible for any structure and setting for the product, including all electrical, plumbing and/or
other connecting facilities, for proper foundation/flooring, and for any alterations including without limitation
cabinetry, walls, floors, shelving etc., as well as the resetting of breakers or fuses.
Avanti Products is under no obligation, at law or otherwise, to provide you with any concessions, including
repairs, pro-rates, or product replacement, once this warranty has expired. WARRANTY – REFRIGERATION - COMPRESSOR
Retire los accesorios de empaque (plásticos protectores, cartón y tiras engomadas). Limpie el
exterior con un trapo suave y seco, y el interior con un trapo húmedo y tibio.
1. Seleccione un lugar con un piso firme y nivelado.
2. Su refrigerador requiere ventilación. Deje un espacio mínimo de 5” hacia arriba y espacio
suficiente en el respaldo para permitir la circulación de aire.
3. Evite luz directa del sol o calor. La luz directa del sol puede afectar la capa de pintura. Las
fuentes de calor en su proximidad causarán un consumo mayor de electricidad.
4. Para un mejor desempeño, nivele el refrigerador utilizando las patas ajustables o tornillos
niveladores. Para verificar el nivel, abra la puerta hasta la mitad, debe regresar sola.
Este aparato electrodoméstico debe estar conectado a tierra. En caso de un cortocircuito eléctrico, la
conexión a tierra reduce el riesgo de choque eléctrico proporcionando un cable de escape para la
corriente eléctrica. Este aparato viene equipado con un cordón que posee un cable a tierra con un
enchufe de conexión a tierra. Este enchufe debe estar conectado en un tomacorriente instalado
correctamente y conectado a tierra.
El uso inadecuado del enchufe de conexión a tierra puede resultar en un riesgo de choque eléctrico.
Consulte con un electricista si no comprende bien las instrucciones de conexión a tierra o si existe
alguna duda sobre si el aparato está conectado a tierra correctamente.
Use un tomacorriente de pared exclusivo. No conecte su refrigerador a cordones de prolongación
eléctrica o junto a cualquier otro electrodoméstico en el mismo tomacorriente de pared.
Un refrigerador vacío es una atracción muy peligrosa para los niños. Quite los sellos magnéticos,
puertas o cerraduras de todo electrodoméstico que esté en uso.
Enchufe el cable a la toma de corriente, que debe ser 115-120v A/C, 10 AMP ó más.
Para evitar vibraciones, la caja debe estar bien nivelada. Su unidad tiene un solo control para regular
la temperatura, este control se encuentra localizado en la parte superior derecha del compartimiento.
Al conectar y encender su unidad, asegúrese de rotar el control de temperatura hacia la posición “5”.
Este control de temperatura puede variar desde “0” hasta la posición “5”, después de haberse
mantenido en la posición “5” por 24 o 48 horas aproximadamente, regrese el control de temperatura
para ajustarlo a la posición que más se ajuste a sus necesidades. Por ejemplo la posición “3” sería
apropiada para usar su unidad en su hogar u oficina.
Para apagar su unidad, simplemente rote el control de temperatura hacia la posición “0”.
Rotando el control de temperatura hacia la posición “0”, Usted solamente apaga el ciclo de
enfriamiento, pero no desconecta su unidad de la fuente de corriente.
Si la unidad es desconectada de la pared o sufre una interrupción de electricidad, Usted siempre
debe esperar por un aproximado de 3 a 5 minutos para poder encenderla de nuevo, de no hacerlo
así, su unidad no comenzará a funcionar.
Coloque el dial del termostato en “0” (apagado). Quite todos los alimentos congelados ya que se
puedan echar a perder. El descongelado generalmente tarda pocas horas. Para descongelar rápido
quite todos los alimentos del refrigerador y deje la puerta abierta. Nunca use un cuchillo u otro
instrumento metálico para rascar el hielo o la escarcha del congelador. Luego de descongelar,
vacíe el agua de la bandeja de goteo y vuelva a colocar el dial del termostato en la posición deseada.
Llene la cubetera aproximadamente hasta ¾ de la altura después de
La cubetera es flexible, tuérsela para sacar los hielos.
Si los cubos de hielo no son usados, pueden disminuir de tamaño y
adquirir olores.
Se aconseja cambiarlos cada 30 días si no se han usado.
Para cortos períodos de ausencia (menos de 21 días) el congelador podrá quedar
funcionando. Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición “0”.
En períodos de ausencia más largos, se aconseja dejar el refrigerador limpio y
Saque todo lo que tenga adentro del refrigerador y haga el deshielo y la limpieza general.
También retire las cubeteras, limpie bien y séquelas internamente.
Deje la puerta entreabierta para que penetre el aire y así evitar la formación de olores.
Evite dejar por mucho tiempo la puerta abierta.
Evite aperturas frecuentes de la puerta.
Nunca coloque alimentos calientes dentro del refrigerador. Espere que estén a una
temperatura ambiental.
Coloque el botón de control de temperaturas en la posición adecuada.
Saque todos los artículos del refrigerador-congelador si Ud. se va de vacaciones por un mes
o más.
Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien.
Deje la puerta abierta para evitar la formación de olores, condensación o moho.
Desconecte el refrigerador del tomacorriente y limpie el refrigerador bien.
Saque todas las partes movibles y empaquételas para que no se muevan durante la
Cierre la puerta del refrigerador y séllela con cinta adhesiva.
Asegúrese que el refrigerador va parado durante el viaje y cúbralo con una frazada.
En caso de que necesite cambiar el lado de apertura de la puerta, por favor consulte al servicio pos-
venta de su localidad o al empleado que le vendió la unidad.
Registration Information
Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this form and return it to the
following address within 100 days from the date of purchase and receive these important benefits:
Avanti Products, A Division of The Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O.Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152
Protect your product:
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Avanti product on file to
help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.
Promote better products:
We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet
your future needs.
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