IMPORTANT: Do not plug in the refrigerator for 24 hours after unit is set in place. Failure to do so may
result in the unit working improperly.
This refrigerator has a rotary temperature control knob (thermostat) inside the unit which is marked with
the settings OFF-COLD-COLDEST in order of increasing coldness. In addition, this model employs a
heater inside the cabinet and is designed for outdoor use.
Note: To prevent excessive strain on the compressor, do not leave the unit at the COLDEST setting for
more than an hour at a time.
Turning on the Unit
The refrigerator turns on automatically when it is plugged in. When the air temperature is below
40°F, follow this procedure to stop the compressor:
1. Turn the temperature control knob (thermostat) to the COLD setting.
2. Continuing turning the control knob counter-clockwise to the OFF setting. The compressor will stop
working and the heater will turn on automatically to maintain the temperature at a suitable level.
If the ambient temperature is above 40ºF, turn the thermostat to the range between COLD and
COLDEST to cool foods.
If the ambient temperature is below 30°F, do not use the unit to store anything.
If you unplug the refrigerator or the power is cut off accidentally, allow 8 minutes before
restarting it or plugging it back in. It will not operate properly in less than 8 minutes.
Initially set the thermostat to the midpoint between the COLD and COLDEST settings. The
compressor will run continuously for a few hours until the temperature inside the appliance becomes
stable. After this, the compressor runs normally (i.e., turns on and off periodically).
When the unit is operated for the first time, it is suggested that you not put food inside until the
compressor is running normally.
Adjusting the thermostat clockwise will make the compressor run for a longer time with a shorter
compressor stop time, and the temperature inside the appliance will become colder. The setting should
be regulated according to ambient conditions and the desired temperature. The compressor will run for
a while after each regulation before reaching a steady temperature.
Note: Cold air falls and warmer air rises, and there will be a small temperature variation from the bottom
of the unit to the top. The temperature at the bottom of the unit will always be slightly colder.
Operating the Internal Light
This appliance has an internal light to make it easier for you to see the foods you have stored.
When the door is open, the light will be on and when it is closed, the light will be off.
The wire racks in your refrigerator are chrome-plated so they will not rust. The unit has 3
adjustable chrome-plated flat wire shelves and a wire basket to hold cans and bottles of beverages
such as beer, water and soft drinks. These racks are removable and reversible. To take out a rack,
remove any cans or bottles from the rack and pull it out until it stops. Then lift up the front of the rack and
remove it from the unit.
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that are not familiar to you. Hard surfaces like the floor,
walls can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you and what may be making them.
• Ratting noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or the water line, items stored on top of
the refrigerator can also make noises.
• The high efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
• Water running from the evaporator to the water bin may make a splashing sound.
• You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.