ARDESTO FRM-145MCH Built In Chest Freezer User Manual

May 17, 2024

ARDESTO FRM-145MCH Built In Chest Freezer

Product Information


  • Models: FRM-145MCH, FRM-200MCH, FRM-250MCH, FRM-300MCH,

  • Power: Varies by model

  • Climate Class: SN N S

  • Capacity: Varies by model

Safety warnings

THIS appliance is intended to be used in households and similar applications such as staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments; farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments; bed and breakfast type environments; catering and similar non- retail applications.

  • If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons to avoid a hazard.

  • Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.

  • THE appliance has to be unplugged after use and before carrying out user maintenance on the appliance.

  • WARNING: Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.

  • WARNING: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.

  • WARNING: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

  • WARNING: Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.

  • WARNING: Please abandon the refrigerator according
    to local regulators for it use of flammable blowing gas and refrigerant.

  • WARNING: When positioning the appliance, ensure the supply cord is not trapped or damaged.

  • WARNING: Do not locate multiple portable socket outlets or portable power supplies at the rear of the appliance.

  • Do not use extension cords or ungrounded (two-prong) adapters.

  • DANGER: Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:

    • Take off the doors.
    • Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
  • THE refrigerator must be disconnected from the source of the electrical supply before attempting the installation of the accessory.

  • REFRIGERANT and cyclopentane foaming materials used for the appliance are flammable. Therefore, when the appliance is scrapped, it shall be kept away from any fire source and be recovered by a special recovering company with corresponding qualifications other than be disposed of by combustion, to prevent damage to the environ-ment or any other harm.

  • This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Children shall not do cleaning and user maintenance without supervision. Children aged from 3 to 8 years are allowed to load and unload refrigerating appliances.

  • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.)

  • CHILDREN should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

  • TO avoid contamination of food, please respect the following instructions:

  • Opening the door for long periods can cause a significant increase of the temperature in the compartments of the appliance.

  • Clean regular surfaces that can come in contact with food and accessible drainage systems.

  • Clean water tanks if they have not been used for 48 h; flush the water system connected to a water supply if water has not been drawn for 5 days. (note 1)

  • Store raw meat and fish in suitable containers in the refrigerator, so that it is not in contact with or drip onto other food.

  • Two-star frozen food compartments are suitable for storing pre-frozen food, storing or making ice- cream and making ice cubes. (note 2)

  • One Two and three star compartments are not suitable for the freezing of fresh food. (note 3)

  • If the refrigerating appliance is left empty for long periods, switch off, defrost, clean, dry, and leave the door open to prevent mould from developing within the appliance.

Note 1,2,3: Please confirm whether it is applicable according to your product compartment type.

Meaning of safety warning symbols

  • This manual contains lots of important safety information which shall be observed by the users.

Electricity related warnings

  • Do not pull the power cord when pulling the power plug of the freezer. Please firmly grasp the plug and pull out it from the socket directly.
  • Do not damage the power cord under any condition to ensure safety use, do not use it when the power cord is damaged or the plug is worn.
  • Worn or damaged power cords shall be replaced in manufacturer-authorized maintenance stations.
  • The power plug should be firmly in contact with the socket or else fires might be caused. Please ensure that the grounding electrode of the power socket is equipped with a reliable grounding line.
  • Please turn off the valve of the leaking gas and then open the doors and windows in case of leakage of gas and other flammable gases. Do not unplug the freezer and other electrical appliances considering that spark may cause a fire.
  • To ensure safety, it is not recommended to place regulators, rice cookers, microwave ovens and other appliances on the top of the freezer, those recommended by the manufacturer are not included.
  • Do not use electrical appliances in the food pan.

Related warnings for use

  • Do not arbitrarily disassemble or reconstruct the freezer, nor damage the refrigerant circuit; maintenance of the appliance must be conducted by a specialist.
  • A damaged power cord must be replaced by the manufacturer, its maintenance department or related professionals to avoid danger.
  • The gaps between freezer doors and between doors and freezer body are small, be noted not to put your hand in these areas to prevent squeezing the finger. Please be gentle when opening the freezer door to avoid falling articles.
  • Do not pick foods or containers with wet hands in the freezing chamber when the freezer is running, especially metal containers to avoid frostbite. * Italie shier in the tee in chief are thereby that falling freezer.
  • Do not spray or wash the freezer; do not put the freezer in moist places easy to be splashed with water so as not to affect the electrical insulation properties of the freezer.
  • Do not place heavy objects on the top of the freezer considering that objects may fall when open the door, and accidental injuries might be caused.
  • Please pull out the plug in case of power failure or cleaning. Do not connect the freezer to the power supply within five minutes to prevent damage to the compressor due to successive starts.

Warnings related to placing items

  • Do not put flammable, explosive, volatile and highly corrosive items in the freezer to prevent damage to the product or fire accidents.
  • Do not place flammable items near the freezer to avoid fires.
  • This product is a household freezer and shall be only suitable for the storage of foods. According to national standards, a household freezer shall not be used for other purposes, such as storage of blood, drugs or biological products.
  • Do not place items such as bottled or sealed containers of fluid such as bottled beers and beverages in the freezer to prevent bursts and other losses.

Warnings for energy

  1. The freezer might not operate consistently when sited for an extended period below the cold end of the range of temperatures for which the freezer appliance is designed.
  2. The fact that effervescent drinks should not be stored in food freezer compartments or cabinets or in low-temperature compartments or cabinets and that some products such as water ice should not be consumed too cold;
  3. The need to not exceed the storage time recommended by the food manufacturers for any kind of food particularly for commercially quick-frozen food in food freezers and frozen-food storage compartments or cabinets;
  4. The precautions necessary to prevent an undue rise in the temperature of the frozen food while defrosting the refrigerating appliance, such as wrapping the frozen food in several layers of newspaper.
  5. The fact that rise in temperature of the frozen food during manual defrosting, maintenance or cleaning could shorten the storage life.
  6. The necessity is that, for doors or lids fitted with locks and keys, the keys be kept out of the reach of children and not in the vicinity of the freezer appliance, to prevent children from being locked inside.

Warnings related to disposal
The freezer’s refrigerant and cyclopentane foam materials are combustible materials and discarded freezers should be isolated from fire sources and can not be burned. Please transfer the freezer to qualified professional recycling companies for processing to avoid damage to the environment or other hazards.
Please remove the door of the freezer and shelves which shall be properly placed to avoid accidents of children entering and playing in the freezer.

Correct Disposal of this product
This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed of with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased. They can take this product for environmentally safe recycling.

Proper use of freezers

  • Names of components

The picture above is only for reference. The actual configuration will depend on the physical product or statement by the distributor.

  • The low temperature of a freezer may keep food fresh for a long time and it is mainly used to store frozen foods and make ice.
  • The freezer is suitable for storage of meat, fish, shrimp, dumplings, rice balls and other foods not to be consumed in the short term.
  • Chunks of meat are preferable to be divided into small pieces for easy access.
  • Please note food shall be consumed within the shelf time.

Setting Temperature for Model FRM-145MCH

  • Plug the freezer to the electrical supply (the «POWER» lamp lights up green)
  • Turn the temperature regulator knob clockwise (to set the temperature from higher to lower)
  • The area of the «COOLING» regulator involves setting the temperature for cooling products; the area of the «FREEZING» serves to set the temperature for freezing products
  • It is recommended to first set the intermediate zone regulator for the selected mode and reduce or increase the temperature after a while if it becomes necessary

Setting Temperature for Model FRM-200MCH

  • Plug the freezer to the electrical supply (the «POWER» lamp lights up green)
  • Turn the temperature regulator knob clockwise (to set the temperature from higher to lower)
  • The area of the «COOLING» regulator involves setting the temperature for cooling products; the area between the values «FREEZING» and «SUPER» serves to set the temperature for freezing products When setting the position of the regulator to the «SUPER» position, the freezer will go into the super freezing mode, in which the compressor will work for freezing in a constant mode, without turning off

Setting Temperature for Model FRM-250MCH

  • Connect the freezer to the power supply an the “Power” indicator will shine; the “Run” indicator will shine when the compressor is running; the “ALARM” indicator light when the inside temperature is too high.
  • The temperature of the freezer is adjusted through the thermostat knob. The numbers “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,” do not mean specific temperatures, the lower the number is, the higher the temperature inside will be and vice versa. The user can choose the right temperature zone according to their needs.
  • “OFF” stands for stopping working.

(The picture above is only for reference. The actual configuration will depend on the physical product or statement by the distributor )

Setting Temperature for Model FRM-300MCH

  • Connect the freezer to the power supply and the ” Power” indicator ( the green light ) will shine. The ” Run” indicator ( the red light ) will shine when the compressor is running.
  • The set temperature is adjusted through the thermostat knob. The number ” 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ” do not mean a specific temperature, the lower the number is, the higher the temperature inside will be and vice versa.
  • ” 1-2-3 ” stands for cooling. ” 4-5-6-7-8-SUPER ” stands for freezing.
  • When turn to “SUPER”, the freezer enters into fast freeze mode, and the compressor will not stop until you turn the knob to the other position.

( The picture above is only for reference. The actual configuration will depend on the physical product or statement by the distributor )

Setting Temperature for Model FRM-362MCH

  • Power – indication of connection via the power supply network.
  • Run – indication of compressor operation.
  • The temperature of the freezer is adjusted using a rotary knob regulator.
  • The temperature level of the freezer is conventionally divided and marked with numbers from 1 to 9: 1 – the highest temperature 9 – the lowest temperature 1-2-3 for cooling 4-5-6-7-8-9 for freezing

For everyday use, it is recommended to set the regulator to position 2 for operation in cooling mode and to position 6 in freezing mode.


  • Before using the freezer, remove all packaging materials including bottom cushions and foam pads and tapes inside the freezer, tear off the protective film on the door and the freezer body.
  • Keep away from heat and avoid direct sunlight. Do not place the freezer in moist or watery places to prevent rust or reduction of the insulating effect.
  • The freezer should be placed in a well-ventilated indoor place; the ground shall be flat, and sturdy.
  • The top space of the freezer shall be greater than 70cm, and the distances from both sides and backside shall be more than 20cm to facilitate heat dissipation.

Install this device in a room with an ambient temperature that corresponds to the climate class indicated in the table:

Start to use

  • The freezer shall stay for half an hour before connecting power when it is first started.
  • The freezer shall run 2 to 3 hours before loading fresh or frozen foods; the freezer shall run for more than 4 hours in summer in advance considering that the ambient temperature is high.

Energy saving tips

  • The appliance should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat-producing appliances or heating ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
  • Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the appliance. Overloading the appliance forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly may lose quality, or spoil.
  • Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the appliance. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the appliance.
  • The appliance storage bin should not be lined with aluminium foil, wax paper, or paper towel. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the appliance less efficient.
  • Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. Remove as many items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.

Maintenance of freezer


  • Dusts behind the freezer and on the ground shall be timely cleaned to improve the cooling effect and energy saving.
  • Check the door gasket regularly to make sure there are no debris.
  • Clean the door gasket with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water or diluted detergent.
  • The interior of the freezer should be cleaned regularly to avoid odor.
  • Please turn off the power before cleaning, remove all food, baskets, containers, etc.
  • Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the inside of the freezer, with two tablespoons of baking soda and a quart of warm water. Then rinse with water and wipe clean. After cleaning, open the door and let it dry naturally before turning on the power.
  • For areas that are difficult to clean in the freezer(such as gaps or corners), it is recommended to wipe them regularly with a soft rag, soft brush, etc. and when necessary, combine with some auxiliary tools (such as thin sticks) to ensure no contaminants or bacterial accumulation in these areas.
  • Do not use soap, detergent, scrub powder, spray cleaner, etc., as these may cause odours in the interior of the freezer or contaminated food.
  • Clean the baskets with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water or diluted detergent.
  • Dry with a soft cloth or dry naturally.
  • Wipe the outer surface of the freezer with a soft cloth dampened with soapy water, detergent, etc., and then wipe dry.
  • Do not use hard brushes, clean steel balls, wire brushes, abrasives(such as toothpaste), organic solvents (such as alcohol, acetone, banana oil, etc.), boiling water, acid or alkaline items, which may damage the freezer surface and interior. Boiling water and organic solvents such as benzene may deform or damage plastic parts.
  • Do not rinse directly with water or other liquids during cleaning to avoid short circuits or affect electrical insulation after immersion.

Please unplug the freezer for defrosting and cleaning.


  • The freezer shall be manually defrosted.
  • Unplug the freezer and open the freezer door, remove foods and shelving basket before defrosting;
  • Open the outflow hole and drainage hole (and place water container at the outflow hole);  indoor frost will naturally melt, wipe the defrost water with a dry, soft cloth. When the frost softens, an ice scraper might be used to the accelerate de-icing process.
  • Please remove the food and put in a cool place when defrosting before removing accessories. Other mechanical devices or other means shall not be used to accelerate except those recommended by the manufacturer. Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

Stop using

  • Power failure: Foods can be preserved for a couple of hours even in summer in case of power failure; it is recommended to reduce the frequency of opening door and do not put fresh foods into the freezer.
  • Long-time nonuse: Please unplug the freezer left unused for a long time for cleaning.
  • Keep the door open to avoid bad odor.
  • Moving:Do not turn the upside or vibrate the freezer, the carrying angle can not be greater than 45° Do not hold the door and hinge when moving this unit.

Continuous operation is recommended when the freezer is started. Please do not stop the freezer under normal circumstances so as not to affect the freezer’s service life.


The following simple issues can be handled by the user. Please call the after- sale service department if the issues are not settled.


Warranty conditions

The plant guarantees normal operation of the product within 12 months from the date of the sale, provided that the consumer complies with the rules of operation and care provided by this Manual.
Service life of the product is 5 years. In order to avoid any misunderstanding we kindly ask you to carefully study the Owner’s Manual, the terms of warranty, and check the correctness of filling the Warranty Card. The Warranty Card is valid only if the following information is correctly and clearly stated: model, serial number of the product, date of sale, clear seals of the company-seller, and signature of the buyer. The model and serial number of the product must correspond to those specified in the Warranty Card. If these terms are violated, and if the information specified in the Warranty Card is changed, erased or rewritten, the Warranty Card is considered invalid.

Setup and installation (assembly, connection, etc.) of the appliance are described in the attached documentation; they can be carried out both by the user and by specialists having the necessary qualifications sent by USC or selling companies (on a paid basis). In this case, the person (the institution) installing the appliance shall be responsible for the correctness and quality of installation (setup). Please pay attention to the importance of the correct installation of the appliance, both for its reliable operation, and for obtaining warranty and free service. Require the installation specialist to enter all the necessary information about the installation in the Warranty Card.

In case of failure of the appliance during the warranty period by the fault of the manufacturer, the owner is entitled to free warranty repair upon presentation of the correctly filled Warranty Card together with the appliance in the factory configuration packed in the original packaging to the warranty workshop or the place of its purchase. Satisfaction of the customer’s claim due to the fault of the manufacturer shall be made by the law «On Protection of Consumers’ Rights». In the case of warranty repair the warranty period shall be extended for the period of repair and shipment.


Dear Buyer! Congratulations on your purchase of the ARDESTO brand appliance, which was designed and manufactured by the highest quality standards, and we thank you for choosing this particular instrument.
We ask you to keep the coupon during the warranty period. When purchasing a product, require a full warranty card.

  1. Warranty service is carried out only if there is a correctly and clearly filled original warranty card, which indicates: the product model, date of sale, serial number, warranty service period, and the seller’s seal. *
  2. The service life of household appliances is 5 years.
  3. The product is intended for consumer use. When using the product in commercial activities, the seller/manufacturer does not bear warranty obligations, and after-sales service is performed on a paid basis.
  4. Warranty repair is carried out within the period specified in the warranty card for the product in an authorized service centre on the conditions and terms determined by applicable law.
  5. The product is withdrawn from the warranty in case of violation by the consumer of the operating rules outlined in the instruction manual.
  6. The product is removed from warranty service in the following cases:
    • misuse and non-consumer use;
    • mechanical damage;
    • damage caused by the ingress of foreign objects, substances, liquids, and insects;
    • damage caused by natural disasters (rain, wind, lightning, etc.), fire, domestic factors (excessive humidity, dust, aggressive environment, etc.)
    • damage caused by non-compliance of power and cable network parameters with state standards and other similar factors;
    • when operating equipment in the power supply network with a missing single ground loop;
    • in case of violation of seals installed on the product;
    • lack of serial number of the device, or inability to identify it.
  7. The warranty does not cover consumables and accessories, as well as filters, shelves, drawers, stands and other containers for storing products.
  8. The warranty period is 12 months from the date of sale.

Tear-off maintenance tickets are provided by an authorized service centre.
The completeness of the product is checked. I have read the terms of the warranty service, no complaints.
Customer Signature…………………………….

Warranty card

  • Product information………………………………………………….
  • Product…………………………………………………………………….
  • Mode………………………………………………………………………..
  • Serial number……………………………………………………………
  • Seller Information……………………………………………………..
  • Trade organization name……………………………………………
  • The address………………………………………………………………
  • Date of sale………………………………………………………………..
  • Seller stamp………………………………………………………………


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