Avanti CF103 User Manual
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Model Number / No. de Modelo: CF103


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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


Chest Freezer Safety


Important Safeguards


Important Safety Instructions


Installation Instructions


Before Using Your Freezer


Installation of Your Freezer


Electrical Connection


Operating Your Freezer


Temperature Control


Defrosting Your Freezer


The Freezer Compartment


Care and Maintenance


Cleaning Your Freezer


Vacation Time


Moving Your Freezer


Energy Saving Tips


Troubleshooting Guide


Service for Your Appliance


Wiring Diagram


Your Avanti Products Warranty


Instrucciones en Español

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Registration Information and Registration Card




Read this guide carefully.

It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new freezer 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 bottom outside wall of the freezer.

Please write these numbers here:


Date of Purchase


Model Number


Serial Number

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

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

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 assistance.

FIRST, contact the people who serviced your freezer. 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




1Storage Basket

2Temperature Control

3Power Indicator Light

4Door with Integrated Handle


6Power Cord

7Side Panel




Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on 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 wards” 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, or property or equipment damage.

All safety messages will alert you to 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 chest freezer 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 chest freezer, follow basic precautions, 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

Replace all panels before operating

It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your chest freezer, be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain

Never clean chest freezer 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 chest freezer or disconnect the 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 chest freezer unless it is specifically recommended in this material. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.

Use two or more people to move and install the chest freezer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

To ensure proper ventilation for your chest freezer, the front of the unit must be completely unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilatedarea with temperatures above 550F (130C) and below 900F (320C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the elements, such as wind, rain, water spray or sunlight.

The chest freezer should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.

The chest freezer 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 the chest freezer.

The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.

It is important for the chest freezer 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 chest freezer

Do not use solvent-basedcleaning 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.




To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,


or injury when using your freezer, follow


these basic precautions:

Read all instructions before using the freezer. DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.

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

Before you throw away your old 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 freezer.

Never clean freezer 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 freezer. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.

-Savethese instructions-


Before Using Your Freezer

Remove the exterior and interior packing.

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

1 Storage Basket

1 Instruction Manual

1 Plastic Scraper

Before connecting the freezer 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 Freezer

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

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

Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the freezer, which allows the proper air circulation.

Locate the freezer 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 freezer not to perform properly.

Avoid locating the freezer in moist areas.

Plug the freezer 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 2~3 hours before placing food in the freezer 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 freezer should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this freezer 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.

This freezer requires a standard 115/120Volt~60Hz electrical outlet with three-prongground.

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

Never unplug the freezer 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.

The light indicates that the freezer is properly connected to the electrical power. The light indicates power supply, and will glow even if the temperature control dial is turned to “OFF”, or the compressor has failed to work and the compartment is not being cooled.


Temperature Control

Your freezer has one control for regulating the temperature. The temperature control is located on the lower right hand corner.

The first time you turn the unit on, switch the thermostat to the “MAX” setting and run for at least 2 hours before putting frozen foods inside. This will ensure the cabinet is thoroughly chilled before food is put in.

The range of the temperature control is from position"MIN" the warmest to "MAX" the coldest. Adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “MID” should be appropriate for home or office freezer use.

To turn the freezer off, turn the temperature control to "OFF".


Turning the temperature control to "OFF " position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the freezer.

If the unit is unplugged, 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 freezer will not start.

Large amounts of food will lower the cooling efficiency of the appliance.

If you choose to change the thermostat setting, adjust thermostat control by one numerical increment at a time. Allow several hours for temperature to stabilize between adjustments.


Defrosting Your Freezer

When? For the most efficient operation and minimum energy consumption, defrost the freezer when the frost on the freezer walls is excessive or ¼ to ½ inch thick.

Choose a time when the stock of frozen food is low.


Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling coils and will void the warranty. We recommend using the plastic scraper provided with your unit.

Remove the frozen food from the freezer and place it in a cooler to protect the food.

Turn the thermostat knob to “OFF”.

Unplug the freezer. The Power Supply light should be off (amber light out).

During defrosting, the ice melts into the cabinet.

Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by pulling straight out.

Place a shallow pan outside drain outlet. The defrost water will drain out.

Check the pan occasionally so the water does not overflow.

Clean the interior of the freezer.

Replace the plug on the inside floor.

Reset the thermostat to desired setting.

Allow the cabinet to cool for one hour.

Return food to the freezer.


Defrosting usually takes a few hours. Leaving the door open will help speed the process. Also, pouring warm water (not boiling) on the ice/frost will help speed melting. If you must use a scraperplease use caution - it is very easy to damage the freezer compartment and void your warranty.

The Freezer Compartment

This compartment is designed for the long-termstorage of frozen food. Storage time is up to three months.

The storage life of frozen foods varies and the recommended storage time should not be exceeded. The instructions regarding the care of frozen foods should be followed when defrosting the freezer.

Pre-packedcommercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen foods manufacturer’s instructions for a three star frozen food storage compartment or home freezer.

Place frozen food into the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase. If there are instructions on the packet, carefully follow these instructions regarding storage times.

The freezer door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build up. Be sure to defrost when the ice reaches ¼ to ½ inch thick.

A storage basket is provided for the organization of odd-shapeditems. To reach other packages in the freezer, just slide the basket to one side, or lift it out.



Cleaning Your Freezer

Upon installation of your new appliance, it is recommended that it be cleaned thoroughly.

Turn the temperature control to "OFF", unplug the freezer, remove the food and storage basket.

Wash the inside with a damp warm cloth containing a water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.

Wash the storage basket with a mild detergent solution.

Be sure to keep the door gasket (seal) clean to keep the unit running efficiently.

The outside of the freezer should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.

Dry the interior and exterior with a soft cloth.

The condenser coils should be vacuumed when they are dusty or dirty.

It is recommended that the unit be cleaned each time it is defrosted to help keep the unit odor free and running efficiently.

Vacation Time

Remove all the food.

Unplug the freezer.

Clean the freezer.

Leave the door open slightly to avoid possible formation of condensation, mold, or odors.

Use extreme caution in the case of children. The unit should not be accessible to child’s play.

Short vacations: Leave the freezer 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 or have the door removed.

Moving Your Freezer

Remove all the food.

Securely tape down all loose items inside your freezer.

Tape the doors shut.

Be sure the freezer stays in the upright position during transportation.

Energy Saving Tips

The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of the direct sunlight.

Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the freezer. Overloading the freezer forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.

Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on frost build-upinside the freezer.

Freezer storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the freezer 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.