Avanti Compact Refrigerator Instruction Manual Model #RM4406W/ RM4416B/ RM4426PS/ RM4436SS


Model Numbers / Nos. de Modelos:

Compact Refrigerator / Refrigerador CompactoRM4406W / RM4416B / RM4426PS / RM4436SS

Compact ALL Refrigerator / Refrigerador CompactoAR4446B / AR4456SS


Avanti has a policy of continuous improvement on its products and reserves the right to change materials and specifications without notice.

Avanti Products LLCP.O. Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152www.avantiproducts.com


Your safety and the safety of others are very important.We have provided many important safety messages in this manual for 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 injure you and others. All safety messages will follow the Safety Alert Symbol and either the words ” DANGER”, “WARNING” or “CAUTION”.


Danger means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in severe personal injury or death.

Warning means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in extensive product damage, serious personal injury, or death.

Caution means that failure to heed this safety statement may result in minor or moderate personal injury, property or equipment damage.

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


DANGER – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used.DO NOT use mechanical devices to defrost refrigerator. DO NOT puncture refrigerant tubing.DANGER – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used.To be repaired only by trained service personnel. DO NOT puncture refrigerant tubing.CAUTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Flammable refrigerant used.Consult repair manual/owner’s guide before attempting to service this product. All safety precautions must be followed.CAUTION – Risk of fire or explosion. Dispose of property in accordance with federal or local regulations. Flammable refrigerant used.CAUTION – Risk of fire or explosion due to puncture of refrigerant tubing;Follow handling instructions carefully. Flammable refrigerant used.


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

  • Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet, do not remove grounding prong, do not use an adapter, and do not use an extension cord.
  • It is recommended that a separate circuit, serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use receptacles that cannot be turned off by a switch or pull chain.
  • Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. These fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion. And do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
  • Before proceeding with cleaning and maintenance operations, make sure the power line of the unit is disconnected.
  • Do not connect or disconnect the electric plug when your hands are wet.
  • Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or death.
  • Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your refrigerator unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.


  • Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back orother injury.
  • To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, the front of the unit must be completelyunobstructed. Choose a well-ventilated area with temperatures above 60°F (16C) and below90°F (32°C). This unit must be installed in an area protected from the element, such as wind, rain,water spray or drips.°
  • The refrigerator should not be located next to ovens, grills or other sources of high heat.
  • The refrigerator must be installed with all electrical, water and drain connections in accordance with state and local codes. A standard electrical supply (115 V AC only, 60 Hz), properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances is required.
  • Do not kink or pinch the power supply cord of refrigerator.
  • The fuse (or circuit breaker) size should be 15 amperes.
  • It is important for the refrigerator to be leveled in order to work properly. You may need to make several adjustments to level it.
  • All installation must be in accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
  • Make certain that the pipes are not pinched or kinked or damaged during installations.
  • Check for leaks after connection.
  • Never allow children to operate, play with or crawl inside the refrigerator.
  • If you use the drainage container, you must set the drain select switch to OFF or the water can overflow from the drainage container
  • Although the unit has been tested at the factory, due to long-term transit and storage, the first batch of cubes must be discarded.
  • Do not use solvent-based cleaning agents of abrasives on the interior. These cleaners may damage or discolor the interior.
  • Do not use this apparatus for other than its intended purpose.


Read this guide carefully.It is intended to help you operate and maintain your new unit properly.

Keep it handy to answer your questions.If you don’t understand something or you need more assistance, please call:

Avanti Customer Service 800-220-5570

Keep proof of original purchase date (such as your sales slip) with this guide to establish the warranty period.


Write down the model and serial numbers.

You’ll find them on a plate located on the rear outside wall of the unit.Please write these numbers here:

_____________________________________Date of Purchase

_____________________________________Model Number

_____________________________________Serial Number

Use these numbers in any correspondence or service calls concerning your unit.

If you received a damaged unit, immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the unit.

Save time and money. Before you call for service, check the Troubleshooting Guide. It lists causes of minor operating problems that you can correct yourself.


We’re proud of our service and want you to be pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the service you receive, here are some steps to follow for further assistance.FIRST, contact the people who serviced your unit. Explain why you are not pleased. In most cases, this will solve the problem.

NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the details, including your telephone number, and send it to:

Customer ServiceAvanti Products LLC10880 NW 30 StreetMiami, FL 33172 USA


Models/Modelos: RM4406W / RM4416B / RM4426PS / RM4436SS

1- Top hinge with cover2- Chiller compartment3- Drip tray4- Temperature control with manual defrost button5- Full shelf6- Half shelf7- Leveling leg8- Removable door bin9- Can holders (Total 3)10- Removable door bin11- 1 gallon and 2L bottle door bin12- Bottom hinge with leveling leg13- Candy box

Models / Modelos: AR4446B / AR4456SS

1- Top hinge with cover2- Refrigerator compartment3- Temperature control4- Full shelves (Total 2)5- Crisper cover6- Crisper7- Leveling leg8- Removable door bin9- Can holder (Total 3)10- Removable door bin11- 1 gallon and 2L bottle door bin12- Bottom hinge with leveling leg13- Candy box


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 refrigerator.
  • DANGER or WARNING: Risk of child entrapment.Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous. . . even if they will “just sit in the garage a few days.”
  • Before you throw away your old refrigerator: Take off the doors. Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
  • Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the refrigerator.
  • Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. 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 refrigerator. The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.

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Before Using Your Unit
  • Remove the exterior and interior packing.
  • Check to be sure you have all of the following parts:
  • 1 Water Drip Tray (RM4406W Series ONLY)
  • 1 Ice Cube Tray (RM4406W Series ONLY)
  • 2 Glass Shelves (1 Full size / 1 Half-size – RM4406W Series)
  • 3 Glass Shelves (2 Full size / 1 Half-size – AR4446B / AR4456SS)
  • Crisper and cover (AR4446B / AR4456SS ONLY)
  • 2 Keys (AR4446B / AR4456SS ONLY)
  • 1 Candy box
  • 1 Instruction Manual
  • Before connecting the unit to the power source, let it stand upright for approximately 2 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.
Installing Your Unit
  • This appliance is designed to be free-standing only, and should not be recessed or built-in.
  • Place your unit on a floor that is strong enough to support the unit when it is fully loaded. To level your unit, adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the unit.
  • Allow 5 inches of space between the back and sides of the unit, which allows the proper air circulation to cool the compressor and condenser.
  • Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.). Direct sunlight may affect the acrylic coating and heat sources may increase electrical consumption. Extreme cold ambient temperatures may also cause the unit not to perform properly.
  • Avoid locating the unit in moist areas.
  • Plug the unit into an exclusive, properly installed-grounded wall 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 certified electrician or an authorized Avanti Products service center.
  • After plugging the appliance into a wall outlet, allow the unit to cool down for 2-3 hours before placing food in the refrigerator compartment.

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 an authorized Avanti Products service center.

This appliance should be properly grounded for your safety. The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a three-prong plug which mates with standard three-prong wall outlets to minimize the possibility of electrical shock.

Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third-ground prong from the power cord supplied. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded.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? When a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.

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.


Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, 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.


Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, 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.


Most electrical appliances use a series of electric control boards to operate. These boards are very susceptible to power surges and could be damaged or destroyed.

If the appliance is going to be used in an area or if your city/country is prone to power surges /outages; it is suggested that you use a power surge protector for all electrical devices/appliances you use. The surge protector that you select must have a surge block high enough to protect the appliance it is connected to. If you have any questions regarding the type and size of surge protector needed contact a licensed electrician in your area.

Damages due to power surges are not considered a manufacturer-covered defect and will void your product warranty.


Setting the Temperature Control
  • Your unit has only one control for regulating the temperature in the compartment. The temperature control is located on the upper right-hand side of the compartment.
  • The first time you turn the unit on, set the temperature control to “5”.
  • The range of the temperature control is from position “0” to “5”. After 24 to 48 hours, adjust the temperature control to the setting that best suits your needs. The setting of “3” should be appropriate for home or office use.
  • To turn the appliance off, turn the temperature control to ”0”.NOTE:
  • Turning the temperature control to “0” position stops the cooling cycle but does not shut off the power to the unit.If the unit is unplugged, has lost power, or is turned off, you must wait 3 to 5 minutes before restarting the unit. If you attempt to restart before this time delay, the unit will not start.

The Chiller Compartment ( RM4406W Series ONLY)

  • This compartment is designed for production of ice cubes and short-term storage (3-4 days at most) of some commercially frozen foods.
  • The temperature in this compartment does not get cold enough to freeze food safely for long periods of time and works best when the food is already frozen.
  • Be design, this chiller compartment is not a true freezer, and may not keep ice cream frozen, or freeze items.
  • A colder setting may be used for these items, but other items in the refrigerator may also be affected.
  • The chiller door is susceptible to breaking due to excessive ice build-up. This part is not covered under your warranty. Be sure to defrost when the ice reaches 1/4 inch thick.


Defrosting Your Unit (Models: RM4406W Series ONLY)
  • Defrost the unit when the frost accumulated on the evaporator is about 5mm (1/5 inch) thick. Set the thermostat dial to “0” position.
  • Remove frozen or perishable foods from the chiller compartment and place it in a cooler to protect the food.
  • Press the white defrost button on the temperature control.
  • During the defrost cycle, the ice melts into the water drip tray.
  • To remove the water, either remove the water drip tray and/or place a collection container under the tray. Use a sponge or towel to pick up the melting ice off the unit floor.
  • Dry the water collection tray and place back under the chiller compartment. Defrosting usually takes a few hours. After defrosting, return the thermostat dial to the desired position. To defrost quickly remove all foods from the unit and leave the door open. Never use a knife or other metal instrument to scrape ice/frost from the evaporator.
Using Your Ice Cube Tray (Models: RM4406W Series ONLY)

  • Recommended thermostat setting for ice making is the maximum setting, 5.
  • Fill the ice cube tray two-thirds full with cold water or with any liquid suitable for freezing and place the tray on the floor of the freezer to freeze properly.
  • Be sure the bottom of the tray is dry, otherwise, it may stick to the floor of the freezer.
  • The best method of releasing ice cubes from the tray is to hold the tray under cold tap water for a second.
  • To eject ice cubes from the tray, place over an ice bucket and twist slightly.

CAUTION:Do not use boiling water because it may damage the plastic parts. In addition, never use a sharp or metallic instrument to remove frost as it may damage the cooling system and will void the warranty. We recommend using a plastic scraper.

Cleaning Your Unit
  • Turn the temperature control to “0”, unplug the unit, and remove the food, shelf, and tray.
  • Wash the inside surfaces with a warm water and baking soda solution. The solution should be about 2 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water.
  • Wash the shelf and tray with a mild detergent solution.
  • The outside of the unit should be cleaned with mild detergent and warm water.
  • Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth before cleaning the area of the controls, or any electrical parts.
  • Wash the outside cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

CAUTION: Failure to unplug the unit could result in electrical shock or personal injury.

Power Failure

Most power failures are corrected within a few hours and should not affect the temperature of your unit if you minimize the number of times the door is opened.  If the power is going to be off for a longer period of time, you need to take the proper steps to protect your food.

Vacation Time
  • Short vacations: Leave the unit operating during vacations of less than three weeks.
  • Long vacations: If the appliance will not be used for several months, remove all food and unplug the power cord. Clean and dry the interior thoroughly. To prevent odor and mold growth, leave the door open slightly: blocking it open if necessary.

Moving Your Unit

  • Remove all the food.
  • Securely tape down all loose items inside your unit.
  • Turn the leveling legs up to the base to avoid damage.
  • Tape the door shut.
  • Be sure the unit stays secure in the upright position during transportation. Also protect the outside of unit with a blanket, or similar item.

Energy Saving Tips

  • The unit should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat-producing appliances, and out of direct sunlight.
  • Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the unit. Overloading the unit forces the compressor to run longer.
  • Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the unit. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the unit.
  • Unit storage bin should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the unit 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.

Reversing the Door Swing of Your Appliance

This appliance has the capability of the door opening from either the left or right side. The unit is delivered to you with the door opening from the left side.  Should you desire to reverse the opening direction, please call customer service for reversal instructions.


You can solve many common unit problems easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the suggestions below to see if you can solve the problem before calling the servicer.


Unit does not operate. Not plugged in.The circuit breaker tripped or a blown fuse.The unit temperature control is set at “0” position.
Turns on and off frequently. The room temperature is hotter than normal.A large amount of food has been added to the unit.The door is opened too often.The door is not closed completely.The temperature control is not set correctly.The door gasket does not seal properly.The unit does not have the correct clearances.
Vibrations. Check to assure that the unit is level.
The unit seems to make too much noise. The rattling noise may come from the flow of the refrigerant, which is normal.As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in your unit.Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause popping and crackling noises.The unit is not level.
The door will not close properly. The unit is not level.The door was reversed and not properly installed.The gasket is dirty or bent.The shelves, bins, or baskets are out of position.


We are proud of our customer service organization and the network of professional service technicians that provide service on your Avanti refrigerators. With the purchase of your Avanti unit, you can be confident that if you ever need additional information or assistance, the Avanti Products Customer Service team will be here for you. Just call us toll-free.


Product Information 800-323-5029 Whatever your questions are about our products, help is available.
Part Orders 800-220-5570 You may order parts and accessories that will be delivered directly to your home, by personal check, money order, Master Card, or Visa.
You may order parts and accessories that will be delivered directly to your home, by personal check, money order, Master Card, or Visa. An Avanti Products authorized service center will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Our trained servicers know your refrigerator inside and out.


YOUR AVANTI PRODUCTS WARRANTYStaple your sales receipt here. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.

WHAT IS COVERED – LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTYAvanti Products warrants that the product is free from defects in materials and/or workmanship for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of purchase by the original owner. The foregoing timeline begins to run upon the date of purchase, and shall not be stalled, tolled, extended, or suspended for any reason whatsoever unless described in detail in the warranty document. For one year from the date of purchase by the original owner, Avanti Products will, at its option, repair or replace any part of the product which proves to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use. Avanti Products will provide you with a reasonably similar product that is either new or factory refurbished. During this period Avanti Products will provide all parts and labor necessary to correct such defects free of charge, so long as the product has been installed and operated in accordance with the written instructions in this manual. In rental or commercial use, the warranty period is 90 days. All Avanti appliances of 4.2 cubic feet capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service center for repair.

LIMITED SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR WARRANTYFor the second through the fifth year from the date of original purchase, Avanti Products will provide a replacement compressor free of charge due to a failure.  You are responsible for the service labor and freight charges. In rental or commercial use, the limited compressor warranty is one year and nine months. Costs involved to move the product to the service center and back to the user’s home, as may be required, are the user’s responsibility.

WARRANTY EXCLUSIONS / WHAT IS NOT COVERED:The warranty coverage described herein excludes all defects or damage that are not the direct fault of Avanti Products, including without limitation, one or more of the following:

  • A failure to comply with any applicable state, local, city, or county electrical, plumbing, and/or building codes, regulations, or laws, including failure to install the product in strict conformity with local fire and building codes and regulations.
  • Any external, elemental, and/or environmental forces and factors, including without limitation, rain, wind, sand, floods, fires, mudslides, freezing temperatures, excessive moisture or extended exposure to humidity, lightning, power surges, structural failures surrounding the appliance, and acts of God.
  • Content losses of food or other content due to spoilage.
  • Incidental or consequential damages
  • Parts and labor costs for the following will not be considered as warranty:
    • Evaporator doors, door springs, and/or frames.
    • Inner door panels, door shelves, door rails, and/or door supports.
    • Vegetable crispers.
    • Light bulbs and/or plastic housing.
    • Plastic cabinet liners.
    • Punctured evaporator that voids the warranty on the complete sealed system.
    • Shipping and handling costs associated with the replacement of the unit.
    • Repairs performed by unauthorized servicers.
    • Service calls that are related to external problems, such as abuse, misuse, inadequate electrical power, accidents, fire, floods, or any other acts of God.
    • Failure of the product if it is used for other than it intended purpose.
    • The warranty does not apply outside the Continental USA.
    • Surcharges including but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls toremote areas.

In no event shall Avanti Products have any liability or responsibility whatsoever for damage to surrounding property, including cabinetry, floors, ceilings, and other structures and/or objects around the product. Also excluded from this warranty are scratches, nicks, minor dents, and other cosmetic damages on external surfaces and exposed parts; Products on which the serial numbers have been altered, defaced or removed; service visits for customer education, or visits where there is nothing wrong with the product; correction of installation problems (you are solely responsible for any structure and setting for the product, including all electrical, plumbing and/or other connecting facilities, for proper foundation/flooring, and for any alterations including without limitation cabinetry, walls, floors, shelving, etc., as well as the resetting of breakers or fuses.

OUT OF WARRANTY PRODUCTAvanti Products is under no obligation, at law or otherwise, to provide you with any concessions, including repairs, pro-rates, or Product replacement, once this warranty has expired.

Registration Information

Thank you for purchasing this fine Avanti product. Please fill out this form and return it to the following address within 100 days from the date of purchase and  receive these important benefits:Avanti Products, LLC.P.O.Box 520604 – Miami, Florida 33152

Protect your product:We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Avanti product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as fire or theft.

Promote better products:We value your input. Your responses will help us develop products designed to best meet your future needs.

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