EdgeStar FP430-FP860 User Manual

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Read all of the instructions before using this appliance. When using this appliance, always exercise basic safely precautions, including the following:

xDo not use if the power supply cord is damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced by qualified technician.

xThis portable freezer is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children must be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.

xEnsure the freezer is unplugged before cleaning or if not in use.

xTo clean the freezer use only mild detergents or glass cleaning products. Never use harsh detergents or solvents.

xDo not use this portable freezer with an extension cord or power strip. Please ensure that the appliance is plugged directly into the electrical outlet.

xWhen positioning the portable freezer, ensure that there is at least a 2” clearance at the sides and a 4” clearance at the back of the portable freezer. This will allow for adequate ventilation of heat from the back of the freezer.

xClose the freezer lid immediately after putting in any items so the inside temperature will not rise dramatically.

xAvoid subjecting the freezer to external heat sources or direct sunlight.

xFor a stable installation, make sure the freezer is placed on a flat, level, and solid surface.

xMake sure that the surface on which the freezer is placed is strong enough to hold the freezer once it is fully loaded with items.

xThe portable freezer is an electrical appliance. To avoid injury or death from electrical shock, do not operate the freezer with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface, or while standing in water.

xDo not expose this appliance to rain

xDo not turn the portable freezer upside down, on its side, or 45° or more off level.

xNever pull the power cord to disconnect it from the outlet. Grasp the plug directly and pull it from the outlet.

xNever lift or carry the freezer by the power cord.

xKeep the power cord away from heated surfaces.

xThis portable freezer is designed for non-commercial use only.

xDo not plug this portable freezer into the power socket before set up is completed.

xAn empty portable freezer can be dangerous for children. If disposing of the portable freezer remove gaskets, latches, lids and the entire door from your unused appliance so that children cannot become trapped inside.

xIf your model of portable freezer is equipped with a lock, take care to keep the keys away from children.

xDo not cut or remove the third prong (the grounding prong) from the power cord.

xThe cord should be secured behind the unit and should not be left exposed or dangling.

xDo not move this portable freezer without securing the lid in a closed and latched position.

xPerformance may vary based on operational conditions.

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Welcome and Thank You

Welcome and thank you for purchasing this EdgeStar portable freezer. We are glad you choose us and we take pride in knowing that, like our products, our customer service will be just as dependable. Once you complete the easy unit set up by following this manual, your portable freezer will provide you years of great service.

Please save the original product packaging in case you need to safely transport this portable freezer in the future.

For your reference…

Please write down the model and serial number here, as they are needed to obtain service for your unit. The two numbers are on the label located on the back of your unit. You may also want to staple your receipt to this manual. This will provide you with a quick reference as these numbers will need to be obtained for possible service under your warranty.

Model Number ______________

Serial Number _______________

Date Purchased ______________

Need Assistance?

To better serve you, we ask that you do the following before contacting our customer service…

Read this manual: it contains instructions to help you use and maintain your portable freezer properly.

If you received a damaged appliance: please immediately contact the dealer that sold you the appliance.

Read the troubleshooting section: in order to save you time and money we ask you to check this section before calling customer service. This section will help you solve common problems that might occur. If you do require service, our friendly and efficient customer service representatives are available online via email at service@edgestar.com or by telephone at 1-866-319-5473.

This warranty does not cover use of EdgeStar products in commercial settings.

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTY SERVICE:

All defective product components covered by this warranty will be repaired or replaced, at EdgeStar’s option, free of charge on a mail-in basis to EdgeStar’s authorized repair facility during the first 90 days from the date of original purchase.

All defective product components covered by this warranty will be repaired or replaced, at EdgeStar’s option, on a mail-in basis to EdgeStar’s authorized repair facility during the time period beginning on the 91st day from the date of original purchase and ending one year from the date of original purchase. During this time period, parts will be supplied free of charge, but labor charges will apply.

All replacement parts and units will be new, re-manufactured, or refurbished.

All products and components replaced by EdgeStar under warranty service become the property of EdgeStar.

OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE:

Contact EdgeStar for troubleshooting assistance and warranty service authorization at 1- 866-319-5473. Please have your order receipt available to confirm the date of purchase. Once an EdgeStar authorized representative has confirmed that your product is eligible for warranty service, the product must be returned to our 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 defective product to the place of purchase.

THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS 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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temperature is too low.

 

 

The freezer is not level.

Make the freezer level.

 

Some parts came loose.

Contact customer

 

 

service representatives

The freezer is noisy.

 

online via email at

 

 

service@edgestar.com

 

 

or by telephone at 1-

 

The pipes are touching.

866-319-5473.

 

Contact customer

 

 

service representatives

 

 

online via email at

 

 

service@edgestar.com

 

 

or by telephone at 1-

 

 

866-319-5473.

 

 

 

LIMITED WARANTY

This EdgeStar product is warranted to be free from defective workmanship and materials for the first year following the date of original purchase. Replacement parts will be supplied free of charge for the first year following the date of original purchase. Labor will be performed free of charge for the first 90 days following the date of original purchase.

WHAT IS COVERED:

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:

Optional accessories, attachments, and appearance items are excluded from warranty coverage, as is shipping damage, and any damage caused by improper voltage or any other misuse, including abnormal service, handling, or usage.

This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear on parts or replacement of parts designed to be replaced, e.g. filters, etc.

This warranty does not cover service trips to deliver, pick-up, repair, or install the product, or to instruct in proper usage of the product.

Damages or operating problems resulting from abuse, operation outside environmental specifications, uses contrary to instructions provided in the owner’s manual, accidents, vermin, fire, flood, improper installation, unauthorized service, unauthorized installation or modification, or commercial use are excluded from warranty coverage.

This warranty does not cover labor incurred 91 days or more after the date of original purchase.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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UNPACKING PARTS AND FEATURES……….................................................4-5 PROPER LOCATION……………………………………..…………………………....5 MOVEMENT AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS………………………….…..5

OPERATING YOUR PORTABLE FREEZER..……………………………………6-8 TEST-RUN……………………………………………………………………………….6 UNDERSTANDING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SETTING………………..6 TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMNET……………………………………….……………..7 QUICK FREEZING……………………………………………………………………...7 FOOD STORAGE……………………………………………………………………….7 DEFROSTING AND DE-ODERIZING………………………………………………...8 NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS AND FUNCTIONS..…………………………….8

CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PORTABLE FREEZER………………8-9

TROUBLESHOOTING……………………….………………………………….....9-10 LIMITED WARRANTY…………………………………………………………....10-11

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UNPACKING PARTS AND

FEATURES

Your portable freezer is supplied with all the accessories you need to enjoy refrigeration almost anywhere. Below is an image of the freezer and its respective features.

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1.Latch

2.Insulated lid

3.Wire baskets

4.Side handle

5.DC power cord

6.AC power cord

7.Drain plug

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xDirt from the condenser should be cleaned by a qualified technician when necessary.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Problem

Cause

Solution

The compressor runs for

The voltage is not in the

Switch off the power

1 to 5 minutes and

correct range.

and restart when the

stops.

 

power is normal.

 

The refrigerant has

 

The compressor runs

leaked.

Contact customer

 

service representatives-

but the inner liner does

 

online via email at

not get cold.

 

service@edgestar.com

 

 

or by telephone at 1-

 

 

866-319-5473.

 

The system is blocked.

 

 

The ice layer on the

Defrost.

 

evaporator is too thick.

 

 

The door is being opened

The door should be

 

and closed too

opened as little as

The inner liner is very

frequently.

possible.

The freezer is

Remove some products.

cold and the

overloaded.

 

compressor runs

 

 

continuously.

 

 

 

The condenser is not

Select a well-ventilated

 

well-ventilated.

place.

 

The temperature sensor-

Contact customer

 

tube is out of the

service representatives

 

evaporator or the

online via email at

 

controller is faulty.

service@edgestar.com

 

 

or by telephone at 1-

 

 

866-319-5473.

 

The controller is faulty

Contact customer

 

(the power indicator is

service representatives

The compressor does

not on).

online via email at

not run.

 

service@edgestar.com

 

 

or by telephone at 1-

 

 

866-319-5473.

 

The thermostat is set too

 

 

high and the ambient

Use as a freezer.

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Never remove ice with a sharp object or screwdriver.

Defrosting and Deodorizing

When the ice layer on the inner cabinet sides is over 0.2”, the defrosting operation should be performed to improve the refrigerating

efficiency. To do this, follow these steps below:

1. Turn off the power, and remove all items located within the chest.

2. Allow the ice to completely melt.

3.Remove the drain plug and drain all water. Once the unit is defrosted and all the water has drained out, clean the interior with a soft rag before using the unit.

Tip: To remove bad odors place a piece of charcoal in the chest

Normal Operating Sounds and Functions

It is normal to hear gurgling sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant when each cooling cycle ends.

The surface temperature of the compressor can reach 158-194°F when running.

The noise emitted by the cooling fan on the condenser is a normal function.

It is normal for the fan in the power supply to run all the time.

CLEANING YOUR

PORTABLE FREEZER

Always disconnect the power supply before cleaning. Clean the inside of the cabinet whenever necessary using a solution of warm water and baking soda (1 tablespoon to every 2 liters of water). Dry with a soft cloth.

Do not use steel brushes or aggressive detergents to clean the inner liner.

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Proper Location

xPosition your portable freezer in a location where there is proper air circulation and electrical connections.

xKeep the portable freezer away from heat and direct sunlight if possible.

xThis portable freezer is suitable for car use and camping however, the appliance should not be exposed to rain.

xThis portable freezer should not be placed in a built-in or recessed area. It is designed to be freestanding.

xThe normal operation of the freezer depends on heat radiation from the condenser. For the initial use, remove all packaging and allow at least 6” of room around the freezer.

Because this unit is compressor based, ample space is required around the unit to allow it to exhaust properly.

Movement and Installation Instructions

1.Remove all interior and exterior packaging.

2.Position the freezer in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep the freezer away from direct sunlight, heaters and corrosive gas.

3.Clean the interior surface with a little bit of lukewarm water and a soft cloth.

4.When inserting the AC power-cord into the power socket, make sure the power socket is a grounded 115V~AC / 60Hz socket. Also make sure that the unit’s grounding prong has not being tampered with.

Note: When inserting the DC power-cord, make sure the input is a 12V DC / 24V power source.

5.When moving the freezer, always use both handles to the carry the unit as level as possible. This is in order to protect the compressor and the sealed system.

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OPERATING YOUR

PORTABLE FREEZER

Test-Run

DC input power

When attempting to plug your portable freezer into a standard 12 V socket, the unit will not work if socket has a voltage of less than 10.4 V. The unit will restart when the voltage is 11.8V or greater.

When attempting to plug unit into a standard 24 V socket, the unit will not work if the socket has a voltage of less than 22.5 V. The unit will restart when the voltage is 24.2 V or greater.

UNDERSTANDING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SETTING

Your portable freezer uses a digital control system for adjusting the thermostat.

1.SET: Set button – press this to set the desired temperature

2.Button for increasing the temperature setting +

3.Button for decreasing the temperature setting –

4.FF: Fast Freeze button – this function quickly drops the temperature

5.“Run” indicator: this will be red when the Fast Freeze function is on and green when the unit is running normally

6.“Low” indicator: when the power is too low, this yellow indicator will flash

7.LED display: shows the temperature in Fahrenheit (°F)

Temperature Adjustment

1.When the freezer is plugged in to a power outlet, press the “set” button. The LED will display the factory pre-set temperature of 0°F

2.To adjust the temperature:

a.Press the “set” button again

b.While the LED is flashing, press the “▲” or “▼” buttons to reach the desired temperature

c.Once you have reached your desired set temperature, wait until the LED stops flashing. The current internal temperature will then be displayed. After the LED has stopped flashing, you can check the set temperature by pressing the set button again

d.To change the preset temperature again repeat steps a., b. and c.

Note: Do not use the refrigerator-freezer as refrigerator when the ambient temperature is lower than 41°F

Fast Freeze Mode

Press the “FF” button to run the freezer on the “Fast Freeze” mode. The Fast Freeze mode rapidly cools the unit to -8°F. The freezer will then maintain this temperature.

Note: Do not run the unit on “FF” (fast freeze) for more than four hours, as this might adversely affect the refrigeration system.

Food Storing

xFresh foods should not be stored together with frozen foods.

xWhen the temperature is set below 32°F, do not keep glass-bottled drinks such as beer and lemonade, as the bottles might shatter.

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