Avanti BCA327B User Manual
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
Model Number / No. de Modelo:
BEFORE USE, PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
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Avanti Products, A Division of the Mackle Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 520604 - Miami, Florida 33152
Help Us Help You
Parts and Features
Important Safety Instructions
Before Using Your Refrigerator
Installation of Your Refrigerator
Operating Your Refrigerator
Setting the Temperature Control
Care and Maintenance
Defrosting Your Refrigerator
Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Moving Your Refrigerator
Energy Saving Tips
Problems with Your Refrigerator
Service for Your Refrigerator
Your Avanti Products Warranty
Instrucciones en Español
HELP US HELP YOU...
Read this guide carefully.
It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new refrigerator 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.
THIS REFRIGERATOR IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE STORAGE OF MEDICINE OR OTHER MEDICAL PRODUCTS.
Write down the model and serial numbers.
You'll find them on a plate located on the bottom outside wall of the refrigerator.
Please write these numbers here:
Date of Purchase
Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your refrigerator.
If you received a damaged refrigerator, immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the refrigerator.
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.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
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 refrigerator. 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:
10880 NW 30 Street
Miami, FL 33172
PARTS & FEATURES
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.
¾Before Using Your Refrigerator
•Remove the exterior and interior packing.
•Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
•3 Refrigerator shelves
•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.
¾Installation of Your Refrigerator
•This appliance is designed to be free standing only, and should not be recessed or
•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 legs at the front 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
•After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for
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 refrigerator should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this refrigerator is equipped with a
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third ground prong from the power cord supplied.
Use of extension cords is not recommended.
This refrigerator requires a standard 115V/ 60Hz electrical outlet with
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.
OPERATING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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 “cold.”
•The range of the temperature control is from position " warm to cold.” After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suites your needs. The setting of “MID” should be correct for home or office refrigerator use.
If the unit is unplugged, power lost, 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.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
¾Defrosting Your Refrigerator
Defrost the refrigerator when the frost accumulated on the evaporator is about 5mm (1/5 inch) thick. Set the thermostat dial to “OFF” or “DEFROST” 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.
¾Cleaning Your Refrigerator
•Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the refrigerator, and remove the food, shelves, and trays.
•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 when cleaning 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.
•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.
¾Moving 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 outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.
¾Energy 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
•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.
PROBLEMS WITH YOUR REFRIGERATOR?
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.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker tripped or 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 open 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
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.
SERVICE FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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
AVANTI PRODUCTS CUSTOMER SERVICES
Whatever your questions are about our products,
help is available.
You may order parts and accessories that will be
delivered directly to your home.
You may order these items by personal check,
money order, Master Card, or Visa.
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.