Amana AMA43BKE Portable Refrigerator User Guide

AMANA AMA43BKE Portable Refrigerator


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 hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word”DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of explosion fire, electrical shock, and/or injury to persons, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the appliance.

  1. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See Important Grounding Instructions on page 3.
  2. Install or locate this refrigerator only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
  3. To protect against electric shock, do not place cord, plug, or refrigerator in water or other liquid.
  4. The refrigerant of this product is R600a, which is flammable. Make sure not to damage the cooling system during the transportation and installation.
  5. Please note that servicing shall be done by factory authorized service personnel, so as to minimize the risk of possible ignition due to incorrect parts or improper service.

Suffocation Hazard
Remove door from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:

  1. Take off the doors.
  2. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

All refrigeration products contain refrigerants. which under federal law must be removed prior to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an old refrigeration product, check with a qualified disposal company for instructions.


This appliance must be grounded due to the event of an electrical short circuit.
This appliance is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

  1. Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are not completely understood or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
    Three- pronged (grounding) plug

    Properly polarized and grounded outlet



  • It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat sourc e.
  • Do not install in a location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13°C). For best performance, do not install the refrigerator behind a cabinet door.

    Explosion Hazard

    Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator.
    Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.


    Excessive Weight Hazard

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

    1. Before using the refrigerator for the first time, remove all of the packing materials, including the foam base and adhesive tape holding accessories in place.
    2. The refrigerator should be located on a firm, flat surface that is strong enough to support the refrigerator when it is fully loaded.
    3. Leave a minimum of½” between each side of the appliance and the wall. The top and back of the appliance should have a minimum of 1 ½” clearance. This allows for proper air circulation. This appliance is intended to be free standing and should not be built-in or placed in .a recessed area.
    4. The refrigerator legs must be adjusted during installation in order to function properly. The leveling legs on the front comers can be adjusted by turning clockwise to raise the appliance, and counter-clockwise to lower it. Be sure to have the appliance slope slightly backward to ensure that the door doses tightly.


    1. Allow refrigerator to stand upright for 4 hours before using.

      Electrical Shock Hazard

      Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
      Do not remove ground prong.
      Do not use an adapter.
      Do not use an extension cord.
      Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

    2. Plug into a grounded outlet (see Im[Portant Grounding Instructions).
    3. The temperature of the refrigerator can be controlled manually with the control dial. However, the number shown on the knob does not directly represent the temperature. Instead, the larger the number is, the cooler the interior temperature will be.
      Change to “O” stops the cooling but does not tum the power off.
      Tum the knob to setting 4 for normal use; turn it to setting 5-7 if a cooler temperature is required or to setting 1-3 when a warmer temperature is needed.
    4. Food should be kept in sealed containers to prevent odors or drying.
    5. Hot food should be cooled down before placing into the appliance to prevent increase in interior temperature and power consumption. Placing food inside too soon will impact the performance.
    6. Reducing the frequency of door opening can lower power consumption.

      1. Freezer compartment
      2. Temperature control dial
      3. Removable glass shelf
      4. Lamp switch
      5. Can dispenser
      6. Tall bottle storage


      Model AMA43BKE
      Climate class T
      Electric shock protection type I
      Capacity (cu.ft) 4.3
      Voltage (V) 120
      Frequency (Hz) 60
      Current (A) 0.8
      Voice [dB(A)] 42
      Energy consumption (kW.h/24h) 0.62
      Refrigerant R600a/ 0.9 6oz
      Net weight (lbs) 63.93
      Interior temperature (F) 32~46,4
      Dimension (in inches ) Width 19.92
      Depth 22.01
      Height 32.91


      Explosion Hazard

      Use nonflammable cleaner.
      Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fi re.

      Clean the interior of the appliance with a mixture of warm water and baking soda, using about 1 – 2 tablespoons per quart of water. Use a sponge or soft cloth and be sure to wring excess moisture out before cleaning around the controls.
      Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

      The exterior surface can be cleaned using warm water and a mild detergent.
      Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean, soft cloth.

      Door Gasket
      The door gasket must be kept clean to emsure a proper seal. Be sure to clean the gasket frequently, using the method described above.


      Frost build-up on the walls of the freezer section will increase energy consumption and reduce the efficiency of the appliance. Defrost the freezer section whenever the frost reaches a th lckness of ¼ “.

      1. Remove food and ice cube tray from the refrigerator and freezer compartment.
      2. If your model has a drip tray, be sure to place it under the freezer compartment to collect water. It may be necessary to empty the drip tray during the defrosting process.

        Electrical Shock Hazard

        Disconnect power before cleaning.
        Replace all parts and panels before operating.
        Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock

      3. Turn the unit off and unplug It from the outlet.
      4. The defrosting process can take several hours. Open the door to speed up the process.
      5. When defrosting is completed, wipe the compartment with a soft cloth to remove any remaining water.
      6. Reset the refrigerator temperature, following the operating Instructions on page 4.
        ATTENTION: Do not use sharp or pointed objects to remove frost or ice from the surfaces of the freezer compartment. This can cause damage to the compartment walls and cooling coils, and will void the warranty.


        When a power failure occurs, the refrigerator can normally store food for several hours. Do not put additional food into the appliance during a power failure. and do not open door. Disconnect the plug from the outlet, and reconnect when the power has been restored. Always inspect for, and discard, any spoiled or thawed food in the refrigerator or freezer before resuming use of the appliance.


        Before leaving on any vacation, remove food that could spoil while you are gone. If you plan to be gone for an extended period of time, we recommend that all of the food should be removed from the appliance and it should be turned off and unplugged from the outlet. Clean the interior according to the directions provided in the Cleaning section of this manual, and leave the door open.


        Excessive Weight Hazard

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

        1. Turn off the refrigerator and unplug from the outlet.
        2. Remove all food and securely tape down all loose items inside.
        3. Tape the door shut.
        4. Do not lift or pull the door or door handle during transportation.
        5. When moving, the appliance can not be tilted over 45 degrees as possible damage to the sealed system could occur
        6. Take care to avoid strong vibration or impact to the appliance.


        1. Top hinge cover
        2. Top hinge screw
        3. Top hinge
        4. Cabinet plug
        5. Bottom hinge
        6. Bottom hinge screw
        7. Leveling leg

        1. Remove top hinge cover and 3 top hinge screws which are below it. Then remove top hinge.
        2. Remove 1 cabinet plug .
        3. Remove the door.
        4. Remove right and left leveling legs.
        5. Remove the bottom hinge and 3 bottom hinge screws.
        6. Install the bottom hinge on the other side of the leveling legs with 3 bottom hinge screws.
        7. Install right and left leveling legs. There are two holes below the refrigerator to fit the two leveling legs.
        8. Install the door.
        9. Install the top hinge on the other side with 3 top hinge screws.
        10. Install top cover above the top hinge and install 1 cabinet plugs on the other side.
        11. Adjust the leveling legs.


        Uninstall the cover and replace the light with a screwing light (120V/10W}. Refer to the illustrations and instructions below:

        1. Move the lamp cover 1.2-2 inches according to arrow point direction.
        2. Take out the lamp cover.
        3. Rotate and take out the bulb in counterclockwise direction
        4. Replace bulb and reinstall lamp cover.


        Electrical Shock Hazard

        Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
        Do not remove ground prong.
        Do not use an adapter.
        Do not use an extension cord.
        Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.


        Possible Cause

        What to do

        Refrigerator does not operate • Not plugged in tightly • Unplug, wait 10 seconds, then plug in again
        • Tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse • Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker
        • Problem with electrical outlet • Consult with a professional electrician
        Refrigerator seems too warm/food does not seem to cool •Temperature setting may be too warm • Lower the temperature setting
        • Door opened too frequently • This is normal
        • Door not closed tightly • Check to make sure nothing inside is causing the door to not close
        • Warm weather ·• This is normal
        Compressor runs too long, or cycles on and off frequently • Hot weather • This is normal
        • Door opened too frequently • This is normal
        • Door not dosed tightly • Check to be sure nothing inside the refrigerator is preventing the door from closing
        •Temperature control set at coldest setting • Adjust temperature to a warmer setting
        • Large amounts of food Placed in refrigerator •This is normal
        Moisture forms on the outside of the appliance • This is normal during periods of high humidity • Wipe the surface dry using a soft cloth
        •The door is slightly open • Close the door tightly
        Moisture forms on the inside of the appliance •This Is normal during periods of high humidity • This is normal
        • Door is opened too long or too frequently • Do not open the door too long or too frequently
        Vibration noise • Refrigerator is on an uneven surface • Adjust the leveling legs
        •Refrigerator is touching a wall • Move the refrigerator away from the wall

        The following are normal conditions that can be encountered during the operation of this appliance:

        • The flow of refrigerant through the coils can cause a noise.
        • The sides of the appliance may become warm as a result of the cooling  function.

        Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help us to better respond to your request.

        If you need replacement parts

        specified replacement parts. Factory specified replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are made with the same precision used to build every new.
        To locate factory specified replacement p,arts in your area, call us or your nearest designated service center.
        In the U.S.A. toll free: 1-800-571-8390 •

        Limited Warranty

        This warranty applies to products purchased and used in the U.S. This is the only express warranty for this product and is in lieu of any other warranty.

        This product is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one ( 1) year from the date of original purchase, except as noted below. During this period, we will repair or replace this product at our option.

        This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and does not cover a defect resulting from abuse, misuse, neglect including failure to clean product regularly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, use for commercial purposes, or any use not in conformity with the printed directions.

        This warranty is provided by Galanz-Zhongshan Galanz Consumer Electric Appliances Co., Ltd.

        We exclude all claims for special, incidental, and consequential damages caused by breach of express or implied warranty. All liability is limited to the amount of the purchase price. Every implied warranty, including any statutory warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is disclaimed except to the extent prohibited by law, in which case such warranty is limited to the duration of this written warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights that vary depending on where you live. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties or special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the foregoing limitations may not apply to you.

        If you have a claim under this warranty, please call our 1 ·800-571-8390. For faster service please have the model number and serial number ready for operator to assist you.