EdgeStar Upright Refrigerator User Manual

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Dear customer:

Thank you for buying this upright refrigerator. To ensure that you get the best results from your new refrigerator, please take time to read through the simple instructions in this booklet.

Please maker sure that the packing material is disposed of in accordance with the current environmental requirements.

As old refrigerator equipment may contain CFC’s which will damage the ozone layer, please contact your local waste disposal department for advice on safe disposal.

CAUTION

The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

This appliance is designed for indoor use only, in a room temperature environment.

NOTE:

This appliance must be only used for its intended purpose.

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INSTALLATION AND OPERATION

Place your appliance in a location that is strong enough to support its total weight, keeping in mind that it will weigh substantially more when fully loaded than when empty.

In order to prevent vibration and noise, the refrigerator should be leveled by adjusting the front leveling legs.

Please note that this appliance is designed for “free-standing” use only. Choose a well ventilated location with at least 2-3 inches of clearance around the appliance.

Locate the appliance out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources such as an oven or boiler. For your safety, please read the following information

Warning: This appliance must be installed on a circuit that is grounded.

Operation

Before plugging in your refrigerator for the first time remove all packaging, clean the refrigerator with a soft rag and a mixture of lukewarm water and baking soda (2 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart of water works well) . Wipe dry with soft cloth.

Temperature Control

The temperature in the appliance is controlled by

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the thermostat control knob located in the lower section. Turn the thermostat control knob to regulate the temperature inside the unit. The knob has markings to indicate the relative temperature settings, but in general, turning the knob counter-clockwise corresponds to warmer temperatures; turning the knob clockwise corresponds to colder temperatures.

Please note that this refrigerator has a full temperature range, allowing you to select refrigerating or freezing temperatures.

Lock

This refrigerator ships with a lock and two keys. To lock the door, close the door, insert the key into the lock, and turn. To unlock the door, insert the key into the lock and turn, then open the door

Storing Frozen Food

When using the refrigerator for the first time or after defrosting, turn the temperature control to the coldest setting for at least two hours before introducing the food to be stored.

All frozen food products you purchase should be placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible to avoid the frozen food from defrosting.

Storage recommendations printed on the packaging of frozen food by manufacturers should be always be followed.

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Freezing Fresh Food

Make sure that your freezing operations are carried out under the most hygienic conditions as freezing alone does not sterilize the food. It is best to freeze the food by packing it into separate meal portions and not in bulk form. Never put hot or warm foodstuffs into the refrigerator. Prior to storing the fresh food, pack it in plastic bags, aluminum sheets or freezing containers and place into the refrigerator.

Defrosting

You may defrost this refrigerator once every few months or whenever ¼” of frost develops in on the walls.

Remove the electrical plug from the wall socket, open the door and remove all contents. Defrost using a plastic scraper, or let the temperature rise naturally until the frost melts, then wipe away the remaining ice and water. You may also want to clean the unit at this time. Once you have finished, plug the refrigerator back in and make sure the temperature knob is still set where you would like it to be set.

Note that under refrigerating settings, the unit will automatically defrost under most ambient conditions. However, the colder the settings, the more frost will build up. Additionally, the more humid the ambient conditions, the more frost will

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build up. Keep the door closed as much as possible and avoid opening the door unless necessary to minimize frost build-up.

Cleaning your refrigerator

Before you start to clean your refrigerator, remove the electrical plug from the power supply. You may want to defrost the refrigerator at this time. If so, follow the above instructions.

To clean the refrigerator, use a soft rag and a mixture of lukewarm water and baking soda (2 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart of water works well). Clean the refrigerator and then dry it with a soft cloth.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Please check the following points:

The refrigerator is not working

-Check that the plug is inserted correctly into the wall socket

-Check that there is power to the wall socket by plugging in another appliance.

-Check the fuse.

The refrigerator is noisy when running

-Check to make sure that the refrigerator is level and it is not in contact with another appliance or furniture.

-Note: a gentle trickling sound is normal; this is likely coolant in the sealed system or

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condensate water from the unit

The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently

-If the door has been opened too often, or it has been left open for a while it will take time for the refrigerator to reach its set temperature.

-Check that the airflow from the rear of the refrigerator has not been reduced or obstructed due to insufficient clearance.

Storage

If the refrigerator is not in use for a long period of time, it should be stored.

Disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply by removing the plug from the wall socket. Defrost, clean and dry the inside.

Leave the door open to prevent any unpleasant smells from building up while the refrigerator is not in use.

CAUTION: store the unit in a way so that children will not play with itthere is a danger of child entrapment within the unit!

LIMITED WARRANTY

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

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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, acts of God, unauthorized installation or modification, or commercial use are excluded from warranty coverage.

Damage or loss of items stored inside the appliance are excluded from warranty coverage.

This warranty does not cover labor incurred 91 days or more after

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the date of original purchase.

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, remanufacturered, 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 an EdgeStar authorized repair facility.

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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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