Whynter Freestanding 8.1 cu. ft. Stainless Steel Commercial Beverage Merchandiser Refrigerator with Superlit Door and Lock – White
Refrigerator

Safety Precautions
APPLIANCE SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important to us.

This is the Safety Alert Symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that may result in serious injury. All safety messages will follow the Safety Alert Symbol and either the words” DANGER” or “WARNING”.

 

Danger means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in severe injury or death.
Warning means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in extensive product damage, serious injury, or death.
Caution means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in minor or moderate injury, or property or equipment damage.

IMPORTANT SAFEGUIDES

Before the appliance is used, it must be properly positioned and installed as described in this manual, please read the manual carefully. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury when using the appliance, follow basic precaution, including the following:

DANGER

  • Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and do not use an extension cord.
  • Do not use if the power supply cord is damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified electrician.
  • It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your appliance be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
  • Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids or harsh chemicals. These fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of the appliance or any other appliance.
  • Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure to unplug the appliance.
  • Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug with wet hands.
  • Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.

Warning: FOLLOW WARNING CALL OUTS BELOW ONLY WHEN APPLICABLE TO YOUR MODEL

  • Use two or more people to move and install the appliance. Failure to do so can result in injury.
  • To ensure proper ventilation for your appliance, the front of the appliance must be completely unobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16°C) and below 90° F (32°C). This appliance must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain, water spray or drips
  • The appliance should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
  • The appliance must be installed with all electrical connections in accordance with state and local codes.
  • The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
  • It is important for the appliance to be leveled in order to work properly. For a stable installation, make sure the appliance is placed on a flat, level and solid surface.
  • Ensure that the surface on which the appliance is placed is strong enough to hold the appliance and the items stored inside.
  • This appliance is not intended for use by young children or physically-challenged persons without supervision/assistance. Young children must be supervised to ensure safety around this or any appliance.
  • Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage or discolor the interior.
  • Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas. Clearance between the door and cabinet are necessarily small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
  • The temperature range for this beverage refrigerator is optimized for beverage storage. Perishable food items may require a different storage environment.
  • Do not place hot food or beverages into the appliance.
  • Close the beverage refrigerator door immediately after putting in any items to keep the internal temperature relatively constant.
  • Avoid placing any objects on top of the appliance.
  • This is an electrical appliance, to avoid injury from electrical shock do not operate the unit with wet hands, while standing on a wet surface or while standing in water. Do not use outdoors or in wet conditions.
  • When positioning or moving the appliance, ensure that it is not turned up side down or unleveled greater than 45°
  • Never pull the power cord to disconnect it from the outlet. Grasp the plug and pull it from the outlet.
  • Never lift, carry or drag the appliance by the power cord.
  • This appliance is designed for household or commercial use only. Any other use will void the warranty.
  • Do not plug into the power outlet before set up is completed.
  • Do not move this appliance without emptying it and securing the door in a closed position.
Parts

Parts

Parts

  1. Temperature Control
  2. Interior Cabinet Light Strip
  3. Door Light Strip Switch
  4. Door Light Strip
  5. Glass Door
  6. Door Handle
  7. Slide-out Wire Shelves (5)
  8. Wheel Rollers (2)
  9. Big leveling leg
  10. Glass Door Supporter
  11. Door Lock Latch
  12. Small leveling leg
  13. Internal Fans
  14. Temperature Sensor
  15. Door Lock Keys
  16. Door Cylinder Lock
Features and Technical Data

The Whynter CBM-815WS Freestanding 8.1 cu.ft. Stainless Steel Commercial Beverage Merchandiser Refrigerator is the perfect addition to any home or commercial establishment for cooling and storing your favorite beers and canned beverages.
Effortlessly control the interior energy-efficient LED soft light and temperature settings of your beverage refrigerator using the digital control panel. While the see-through tempered double pane glass door displays your beverage collection, the Whynter CBM-815WS is also equipped with a superlit door lighting strip to make it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.
In addition, the premium appeal of the Whynter CBM-815WS features a substantial stainless steel trimmed door accented with a luxurious curved handlebar.

 

  • Capacity: 231 standard 12 oz. can
  • Stainless steel trimmed glass door with sleek white cabinet
  • Luxurious curved handlebar
  • Digital temperature control with temperature range 34°F – 43°F / 1°C – 6°C
  • Freestanding setup
  • Powerful compressor cooling
  • Superlit door lighting strip with energy-efficient LED soft white light bulbs
  • Internal fan-forced circulation
  • Wheel rollers for easy mobility
  • Cylinder lock and two keys
  • Five slide-out wire shelf
    *Top shelf: 63 cans
    *Shelf Two through Four: 168 cans
    *Shelf Five: 28
    *Bottom shelf: 14 cans
  • ETL Certified
TECHNICAL DATA

TECHNICAL DATA

Installation
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury when using your appliance, follow these basic precautions:

  • Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  • DANGER or WARNING: An empty beverage refrigerator can be a hazardous for children or small pets. If disposing of the beverage refrigerator, remove gasket seals, latches, lids or the entire door from your unused appliance, or take other action to ensure the beverage refrigerator is harmless.
  • Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the appliance.
  • Never clean appliance parts with flammable fluids or harsh chemicals. 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 appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING YOUR APPLIANCE
  • Before connecting the appliance to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 4 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.
INSTALLATION OF YOUR APPLIANCE
  • The appliance is designed for freestanding installation.
  • WARNING: Do not store or install the appliance outdoors.
  • CAUTION: This appliance is designed for storing and cooling beverages. Do not store perishable food, medicine or other medical products.
  • Place your appliance on a hard and level floor that is strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded.
  • To level your appliance, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the appliance if needed.
  • Allowance of at least 5 inches (127mm) of space between the back and sides of the appliance are suggested, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
  • We do not recommend installing the appliance on carpet.
  • Do not install the appliance near an oven or other heating source. Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. For best performance, do not install the appliance behind a cabinet door or block the base grille. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the appliance not to perform properly.
  • Avoid locating the appliance in area that may be exposed to excessive moisture.
  • Plug in the appliance into an exclusive, grounded wall power 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 qualified electrician or an authorized service center.
INSTALLATION LOCATION

Your beverage refrigerator should be conveniently located for day-to-day use in a dry, well-ventilated room. Do not install the appliance where the temperature will go below 60°F or above 90°F, because it will not maintain proper temperatures. Be sure to install your beverage refrigerator on a floor strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded.

FREESTANDING INSTALLATION

A freestanding installation will allow you to install the beverage refrigerator in any place you desire provided that the required clearance space around the appliance is respected. In every setting, there must be an adequate ventilation and access for service. Never install or operate the unit in an enclosed area, such as a closed cabinet. Allowance of at least 5 inches (127mm) of space between the back and sides of the appliance are suggested, which assists with the air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

WARNING: Improper use of the grounded plug can result in the risk of electrical shock. If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced by a qualified electrician or contact Whynter Service Department.
This appliance requires a standard 115/120 Volt AC ~/60Hz electrical ground outlet with three-prong. Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded. The cord should be secured behind the appliance and not left exposed or dangling to prevent accidental injury.
The appliance should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating label on the appliance. This provides the best performance and also prevent overloading house wiring circuits that could cause a fire hazard from overheated. Never unplug the appliance by pulling the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end. When moving the appliance, be careful not to damage the power cord.

EXTENSION CORD

Because of potential safety hazards, it is strongly recommended that you do not use an extension cord with this appliance. However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL/CUL-Listed, 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 115 volts and at least 10 amperes.

Operation and Controls

It is recommended you install the appliance in a place where the ambient temperature is between 72º- 78ºF / 23º26ºC. If the ambient temperature is above or below recommended temperatures, the performance of the beverage refrigerator may be affected. For example, placing your appliance in extreme cold or hot conditions may cause interior temperatures to fluctuate.
NOTE:

  • When using the beverage refrigerator for the first time or restarting after being shut off for a long period of time, there may be a few degrees variance between the set temperature and the LED readout. This is normal due the length of activation time. The unit should return to normal after running for a few hours.
  • It is normal for there to be a temperature variance of 1º-5º of the set temperature. This unit will not raise its internal temperature if the ambient temperature where the unit is located is lower than the set temperature.
CONTROL PANEL GUIDE

CONTROL PANEL GUIDE

Fig, 1

  • POWER
    To turn the appliance on/off, press and hold the power key for 5 seconds.
  • UP
    To increase (warm) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
  • DOWN
    To decrease (cool) the set temperature by 1°C or 1ºF.
  • INTERIOR CABINET LIGHT
    Used to turn the internal light on/off.

Fig. 2

  • SUPERLIT LIGHT STRIP SWITCH
    Used to turn the superlit light strip on/off.

CONTROL PANEL GUIDE

SUPERLIT LIGHTING

This beverage refrigerator is equipped with superlit door lighting strip along the door frame that illuminates a bright interior light setup throughout the refrigerator cabinet and provides an attractively dramatic effect for your living room or entertainment area.
NOTE: If the interior cabinet light and door light switch are turned off, opening the refrigerator door will not automatically turn the lights on. The light switches must be manually pressed to activate the lights.

ºF/ºC SELECTOR

Select the temperature display setting in Fahrenheit or Celsius degree. To change the temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius or from Celsius to Fahrenheit, press and hold the LIGHT key for 5 seconds.

SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
  • During normal operation, the temperature display on the control panel shows the temperature inside the appliance.
  • When the unit is plugged in for the first time, the unit will power up automatically to the preset defaults. The preset temperature is 38ºF (3ºC).
  • You can press the UP and DOWN keys to control the internal temperature of the appliance.
  • The temperature that you desire to set will increase 1ºC or 1ºF if you press the UP key once and will decrease 1ºC or 1ºF if you press the DOWN key once. The display flashes while you make the setting.
  • After the temperature has been set, the display will flash three times before it shows the current internal temperature of the particular temperature zone.
  • To view the set temperature at any time, press the UP or DOWN key, the set temperature will temporarily flash in the display for 3 seconds. Then the display shows the current internal temperature again.
LEVELING THE APPLIANCE

It is important for the beverage refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. It can be raised or lowered by rotating each of the feet on the bottom of the machine. If you find that the surface is not level, rotate the feet until the beverage refrigerator becomes level .You may need to make several adjustments to level it. We recommend using a carpenter’s level to check the machine.

  1. Place a carpenter’s level on top of the product to see if the beverage refrigerator is level from front to back and side to side.
  2. Adjust the height of the feet as follows: Turn the leveling feet to the right to lower that side of the refrigerator. Turn the leveling feet to the left to raise that side of the refrigerator.

IMPORTANT: Once you are ready to install, you must adjust the feet to level the beverage refrigerator .

LEVELING

INSTALLING STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE

This appliance includes stainless steel handle that is not required die, please follow the below instructions:
INSTALLING

  1. Remove door gasket. The gasket can be easily displaced by hand, no tools are necessary.
  2. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the two preinstalled decorative plugs from the back of door.
  3. Install the handle tightly as shown with two screws, lock washers and flat washers provided. (DO NOT over tighten as this will cause damage to the handle and stainless steel door frame).
  4. Replace the door gasket to its original position.
DEFROSTING

Under most ambient conditions, the appliance does not need to be defrosted. In cold ambient temperatures and/or high humidity, some frost may build up. To defrost the appliance, set the thermostat dial to “0”, remove frozen or perishable items and defrosting should occur in a few hours. After defrosting, return the thermostat dial to the desired position. For faster defrosting, remove all items from the appliance, unplug the appliance and leave the door open. Never use a knife or other metal instrument to scrape ice/frost from the evaporator.

MOVEMENT OF YOUR APPLIANCE
  • Position the beverage refrigerator in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep the beverage refrigerator away from direct sunlight, heaters, and corrosive gases or chemicals.
  • Clean the interior surface with lukewarm water using a soft cloth.
  • Place your appliance on a hard and level floor that is strong enough to support it when it is fully loaded.
  • The beverage refrigerator can be simply moved from one room to another by using the pre-installed wheel rollers. If the appliance is needed to be lifted, two or more people should move beverage refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • We do not recommend installing the appliance on carpet.
DOOR LOCK

The unit is provided with a lock and key combination. The keys are located inside the plastic bag that holds this User Manual. Insert the key into the lock and turn it counterclockwise to unlock the door. To lock the door do the reverse operation making sure metal pin is engaged completely. Remove the key and place it in a secure place.

NORMAL SOUNDS

The unit is cooled by a compressor. The compressor pumps coolant through the cooling system, producing operating noise. Even when the compressor cuts out, noises caused by changes in temperature and pressure are unavoidable. Operating noise will be most audible immediately after the compressor comes on. It becomes quieter as the operating period continues.
The following noises are normal and occur from time to time:

  • Gurgling sound, caused by the refrigerant flowing through the appliance’s coils,
  • Humming noise made by the compressor. This noise can get louder for brief periods when the motor is switching on.
  • Cracking/popping sounds, resulting from the materials contraction and expansion due to temperature variations,
  • Fan operating sound, to circulate the air within the cabinet for even temperature distribution and to save energy. The fan running saves energy by circulating the cool air to avoid the compressor from running too frequently.
  • Unusual noise is normally the result of improper installation.
  • Where the unit is installed in open-plan kitchen or in partition walls, the level of operating noise will be heard more acutely. However, this is due to the surrounding architecture and not to the unit.

NOTE: An individual’s perception of noise is directly linked to the environment in which the unit is located, as well the specific type of models. Our appliances are in line with international standards for such appliance and in line with the latest technical developments. Please remember that the noise of the compressor and the coolant circulating in the system is unavoidable. 

POWER INTERRUPTION

If the appliance is unplugged, encounter power interruption, or turned off, you must wait 3 -5 minutes before restarting the appliance. If attempted to restart before this time delay, the appliance may not start.

Loading Plan

Loading Plan
Loading Plan

STORAGE

Beverage cans may differ in size and dimensions so the actual number of beverage cans can be stored may vary. The 231 can capacity is approximate maximums when storing traditional 12 oz. can.
You may load your beverage cans in single row or by stacking while taking note of the following: if you do not have enough beverage cans to fill your refrigerator, it is better to distribute the load throughout the refrigerator so as to avoid “all on top” or “all below” type loads.

  • You can remove or relocate adjustable shelves to accommodate larger type of cans or bottles (see removing shelves).
  • Keep small gaps between the walls and the beverage cans or bottles to allow air circulation.
  • Do not over load your beverage refrigerator.
  • Avoid obstructing the internal fans (located inside on the back panel of the beverage refrigerator).
  • Do not try to slide the shelves outwards beyond the fixed position to prevent the beverage cans from falling.
  • Do not pull out more than one loaded shelf at a time as this may cause the beverage refrigerator to tilt forward if not properly installed.
Care and Maintenance
PREPARING FOR STORAGE

If the beverage refrigerator will not be used for a long time, or is to be moved to another place, it will be necessary to defrost the unit and dry the interior.

  1. Disconnect the beverage refrigerator from the power supply by removing the power plug from the wall socket.
    WARNING: Do not touch the power plug when your hands are wet. Never unplug the unit by pulling the cord.
  2. Leave the door open to allow air circulation and mold prevention, mildew and unpleasant smells.
    CAUTION: Store the unit out of the reach of children. If you have children, you may want to take additional precautions such as locking the beverage refrigerator door
CLEANING YOUR APPLIANCE
  • Turn off the power, unplug the appliance, and remove all items including shelves.
  • Wipe the interior with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to one quart of water.
  • Wipe the shelves with a mild detergent solution.
  • Wipe the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent.
  • Do not use steel wool or steel brush on the stainless steel. These will erode the stainless steel and rusting may occur.

CAUTION: Failure to unplug the appliance could result in electric shock or personal injury

VACATION TIME
  • Short vacations: Leave the appliance operating during vacations of less than two days
  • Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for an extended period, remove all items and turn off the appliance. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
MOVING YOUR APPLIANCE
  • Remove all items inside the appliance.
  • Securely tape down (we recommend using painter’s tape) all loose items (shelves) inside your appliance.
  • Turn the adjustable leg up to the base to avoid damage.
  • Tape (we recommend using painter’s tape) the door shut.
  • Be sure the appliance stays secure in the upright position during transportation and protect the exterior of appliance with a blanket, or similar item.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
  • The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room (above 60°F (16°C) and below 90°F (32° C), away from heat producing appliances, and out of any direct sunlight.
  • Ensure that the appliance is adequately ventilated. Never obstruct the air vents.
  • Close the door tightly and do not open the appliance too frequently or for a long period of time.
  • Store the content in an organized way
  • Do not over-fill the appliance to allow air to circulate
Troubleshooting

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Troubleshooting

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

This WHYNTER Beverage Refrigerator is warranted, to the original owner within the 48 continental states, for one year from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. When making a warranty claim, please have the original bill or invoice of purchase with purchase date available. Should your WHYNTER Beverage Refrigerator prove defective within one year from the date of purchase, return the defective part or unit, freight prepaid (within two months of purchase; after two months to one year, customer will be responsible for freight cost to Whynter’s service department), along with an explanation of the claim to Whynter LLC. A return authorization number issued by Whynter is required for all warranty claims and returns. Please package the Beverage Refrigerator carefully in its original packaging material to avoid damage in transit. The original box and packaging material should be retained, as Whynter is not responsible for the cost of replacement packaging. Under this warranty, Whynter will repair or replace any parts found defective at our discretion. This warranty is not transferable. After the expiration of the warranty, the cost of labor and parts will be the responsibility of the original owner of the unit.

THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
  • Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.
  • Improper power supply such as power surge, low voltage, defective household wiring or inadequate fuses.
  • Damage, accidental or otherwise, to the Beverage Refrigerator while in the possession of a con-sumer not caused by a defect in material or workmanship;
  • Damage caused by consumer misuse, tampering, or failure to follow the care and special handling provisions in the instructions.
  • Damage to the finish of the case, or other appearance parts caused by wear.
  • Damage caused by repairs or alterations to the product by anyone other than authorized by the manufacturer.
  • Removal, Replacement Packaging, Freight and Insurance cost for the warranty service.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. WHYNTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT AL-LOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRIT-TEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

Please retain the original proof of purchase in order to obtain warranty services. Warranty begins from the original date of purchase.
To obtain service or information, contact Whynter LLC via email at support@whynter.com or call 866-WHYNTER.

Whynter Freestanding 8.1cu.ft. Stainless Steel Commercial Beverage Merchandiser Refrigerator with Superlit Door and Lock – White [CBM-815WS] Instruction Manual – Optimized PDF
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