Avanti BCA1800W User Manual

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Model Numbers/


No. de Modelos



RM1700W / RM1701B / RM1702PS






BCA1800W / BCA1801B




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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



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 wo rds ” 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 death.

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 to know what 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 describe d in this manual,so read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using the refrigerator, follow basic precaution, including the following:

?Plug into a grounded 3 -prongoutlet, 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 o r 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 -ventilatedarea with temperatu res above 6 0°F (16°C) and below 90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, 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 required.

?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 installations .

?Check for leaks after connection.

?Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.

?If you use the drainage container , you must set the drain select switch to OFF or the water can overflow from the drainage container

?Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-termtransit and storage, the first batch of cubes must be discarded.

?Do not use solvent-basedcleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage or discolor the interior.

?Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.



Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this form and return it within 100 days of purchase and receive these important benefits to the following address:

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.


Avanti Registration Form






City State Zip


Area Code Phone Number

Did You Purchase An Additional Warranty:

?Extended?Food Loss?None

Reason For Choosing This Avanti Product:

Please indicate the most important factors that influenced your decision to purchase this product.


?Product Features

?Avanti Reputation?Product Quality

?Salesperson Recommendation?Friend/Relative Recommendation?Warranty?Other_______________________


Model # Serial #


Date Purchased Store/Dealer Name



As Your Primary Residence, Do You:



Your Age:



?under 18




?over 50

Marital Status:




Is This Product Used In The:



How Did You Learn About This Product:



?In Store Demo

?Personal Demo








Read this guide carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new unit properly.

Keep it handy to answer your questions.

If you don't understand something or you need more assistance, please call:

Avanti Customer Service 800-220-5570

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 rear outside wall of the unit.

Please write these numbers here:


Date of Purchase


Model Number


Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your unit.

If you received a damaged unit, immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the unit.

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 assistance.

FIRST, contact the people who serviced your unit. 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 it to:

Customer Service

Avanti Products

10880 NW 30 Street

Miami, FL 33172 USA



1.Temperature Control Knob

2.Ice Cube Tray (Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

3.Drip Tray (Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

4.Removable Shelf

5.Leveling legs

6.Chiller Compartment (Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

7.Small Rack

8.Large Rack



REFRIGERATOR SAFETY _________________________________________________________2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES_________________________ ________________________________3 REGISTRATION INFORMATION_____________________________________________________4 HELP US HELP YOU … ___________________________________________________________ 6 PARTS AND FEATURES __________________________________________________________ 7 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS_______________________________________________ 9 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS____________________________________________________ 9 BEFORE USING YOUR UNIT___________________________________ ____________________9 INSTALLING YOUR UNIT _______________________ _________ _________________________ 9 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION ______________________________________________________10 EXTENSION CORD _____________________________________________________________10 REVERSING THE DOOR SWING OF YOUR UNIT _____________________________________ 10 OPERATING YOUR UNIT ________________________________________________________ 10 SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL __________________________________________ 1 0


(Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)


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_____________ 11

(Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

CARE AND MAINTENANCE ______________________________________________________ 11

DEFROSTING YOUR UNIT (Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS) _____________________11 CLEANING YOUR UNIT ______________________________________ _________________12 POWER FAILURE _______________________________________________________________12 VACATION TIME ________________________________________________________________12 MOVING YOUR UNIT ____________________________________________________________ 12 ENERGY SAVING TIPS ___________________________________________________________12 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ______________________________________________________13 SERVICE FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR _____________________________________________ 14 YOUR AVANTI PRODUCTS WARRANTY ____________________________________________ 15 WIRING DIAGRAM ______________________________________________________________ 16 INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL ________________________________________________17~18



?WARNING? To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your appliance, follow these basic precautions:

?Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.

?DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.

Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerator s are still dangerous. . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”

?Before you throw away your old refrigerator: 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.

-Savethese instructions-


?Before Using Your Unit

?Remove the exterior and interior packing.

?Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:

?1 Water Drip Tray (Only on models RM1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

?1 Ice Cube Tray (Only on models RM 1700W / 1701B / 1702PS)

?1 Wired Shelf

?1 Instruction Manual

?Before connecting the unit 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.

?Installing Your Unit

?This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.

?Place your unit on a floor that is strong enough to support the unit when it is fully loaded. To

level your unit, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the unit.

?Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the unit, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.

?Locate the unit 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 unit into an exclusive, properly installed-groundedwall 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 2-3hours before placing food in the refrigerator compartment.


? Electrical Connection


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.

This unit should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this unit is equipped with a three-prongplug 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. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.

This unit requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical outlet with three-prongground . Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded. When a standard2-prongwall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded3-prongwall outlet.

The cord should be secured behind the unit and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.

The unit should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the unit by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle. 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. When moving the unit, be careful not to damage the power cord.

? Extension Cord

Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, it is strongly recommended that you do not use an extension cord with this unit. However, if you must use an extension cord it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed,3-wiregrounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10 amperes.

? Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance

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 customer service for reversal instructions.


?Setting the Temperature Control

?Your unit has only one control for regulating th e temperature in the compartment. The temperature control is located on the upper right hand side of the compartment.

?The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “6 ”.

?The range of the temperature control is from position "OFF” to “6”. After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The setting of “4” should be