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  • 2 self-closing, anti-fogging glass sliding doors
  • Safe for merchandising bottled drinks and pre-packaged foods
  • Painted steel housing with appealing lighted top panel
  • Temperature ranges from 32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 720 lb. total merchandise capacity on 8 plastic coated steel shelves
  • Removable door gasket for easy cleaning
  • Interior LED lighting
  • NSF Compliant; 120V

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Display drinks, foods, and to-go snacks in an Avantco GDS47 53" black sliding glass door merchandiser refrigerator.

The Avantco GDS47 black merchandising refrigerator has a sleek design and is the perfect piece of equipment for displaying all of your best selling cold products. Use it in your convenience store, gas station, cafeteria, dining hall, or quick-serve restaurant to store and sell a variety of items, including bottled drinks, six packs, pre-made salads, parfaits, and grab-and-go snacks. By placing it in your front-of-house merchandising area, customers can easily grab what they need at their own convenience.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

8 Shelves for Storage

This 53" black merchandiser is ideal for your high-volume establishment. It has 8 durable steel shelves with plastic coatings for corrosion resistance. Each shelf can hold up to 90 lbs. of product, giving the whole unit a 720 lb. capacity. Additionally, each shelf has an upward lip that keeps products from sliding off. You'll also appreciate that the shelves can be adjusted to accommodate products of different heights.

Self-Closing, Anti-Fog Doors

This merchandiser has two self-closing doors that won't be accidentally left open, which increases its energy efficiency. Also, since the doors slide left or right, they don't take up any aisle space when they're opened. Best of all, they don't fog, so your customers always have a clear view of the products inside.

Temperature Control

An easy-to-use temperature control allows users to set the merchandiser's internal temp anywhere between 32 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit.

Includes Casters

Since this merchandiser comes mounted on four casters, you can easily move it away from the wall and clean the floor underneath to maintain cleanliness.

Decorative Top Panel

A lighted panel is located on top of this merchandiser, which enables guests to see it from across your business.

Interior LED Lighting

This unit has interior LED lighting located between its two doors. These lights illuminate the products, so customers can see them more easily, which helps increase impulse sales.

Efficient Cooling System

This unit features a top-mounted cooling fan that ensures proper air circulation. The merchandiser also has a refrigeration system that circulates R-134 refrigerant, which works in conjunction with the fan and foamed in placed polyurethane insulation to maintain cool internal temperatures.

Bottom-Mounted Compressor

The 1/2 horsepower compressor is located in the rear of this unit and is mounted on the bottom to draw in cooler air and increase energy efficiency.

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Avantco Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator

Show off your top selling cold food and beverage items with our Avantco glass door merchandisers! To learn more about the different features and styles we offer, check out this short video.

An excellent combination of size, affordability, and dependability, the Avantco sliding door merchandisers are great display options for any grocery store or convenience store. These merchandisers are made 53 inches wide with 45 cubic feet of interior space to accommodate large quantities of your most popular products and help drive impulse purchases. Avantco sliding door merchandisers are equipped with ½ hp compressors that circulate R-134A refrigerant to keep food in the safe storage zone between 32 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, a top mounted cooling fan and full body insulation help keep the refrigeration system from being overworked by retaining cold air. And with its convenient mechanical controls and digital display, making a quick adjustment to your fridge takes only seconds. Avantco sliding door merchandisers come with self-closing, anti-fog doors to give customers a clear view of all your product at all times. They also have eight interior shelves that can each hold 90 lbs. to accommodate large quantities of stock at a time. A lighted top panel draws customers to your merchandising area from a distance and a convenient automatic defrost keeps ice from building up on your foods. All Avantco GDS47 merchandisers are ETL Sanitation Listed and NSF compliant. They also come with cords and standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. For more products to help you display and sell your products, check out our selections of merchandising refrigerators and merchandising freezers.

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Changing a Lightbulb on an Avantco Merchandiser

Changing the lightbulb on your Avantco merchandiser is easier than ever thanks to this helpful tutorial! Whether you have LED or fluorescent lighting, this video shows you exactly how to change the bulb.

The lighting in any glass door merchandiser is vital to ensure your products look their best. Today we'll show you how to properly change the lighting on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Before doing anything else, unplug the unit. GDC or GDS units purchased in 2015 or before use bi-pin T8 fluorescent bulbs. Units purchased in 2016 and after have LED lighting. This is 20", 24", 40", or 48" long LED strip, depending on the model. We will show you how to change both types in this video. For fluorescent units, pull the top socket out horizontally from the light fixture. Pull the bottom socket out the same way, holding it firmly to keep the bulb from sliding out. Place the bulb on a level surface and remove the sockets from each end. Remove the bulb from the plastic sleeve. Place the new bulb into the sleeve and replace the sockets. Make sure the prongs in the bulb are secure in the sockets. Place the new bulb into the cabinet, starting with the bottom socket. Once again, be sure to support the bottom socket while installing to keep the bulb from sliding out. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly. For LED units, begin by unscrewing the collar and unplugging the light strip. Using a flat head screwdriver or other tool, apply pressure to the brackets, gently leveraging the light strips until it snaps out. Once the old light strip is free, secure the new light strip into the mounting brackets. Plug the new bulb into the socket at the top of the unit and secure it using the collar. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly.

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Replacing a Gasket on an Avantco Merchandiser

This video gives you step-by-step instructions regarding how to properly change the door gasket on your GDC or GDS series merchandiser. The gasket is a crucial part of any refrigeration equipment, because it keeps cold air inside the cabinet.

The gasket is a vital part of any refrigeration equipment, locking cold air inside the cabinet. If the gasket is worn out or torn, your refrigerator or freezer is letting that cold air escape into the kitchen, and using more energy to compensate. Today we'll properly show you how to change a gasket on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Remove the old gasket starting at a corner, and pulling it out of the recessed channel one side at a time. insert a new gasket. Start at a corner, and snap the dart connector into the recessed channel, working your way around the perimeter of the door. Be sure the gasket has a snug fit and closes properly against the cabinet.

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Changing the Temperature on an Avantco Merchandiser

Watch this helpful video to learn how to adjust the temperature on your GDC or GDS series refrigeration unit. There are several different controller options, but this video walks you through each type.

Adjusting the temperature on your GDC or GDS series unit is a simple process. Your unit has one of several possible controller options. Depending on the model you purchased, simply follow all the steps that apply to your refrigerator or freezer. If your model has a mechanical controller, adjust the temperature dial. This is located inside the unit, on the ceiling. The coldest setting corresponds to the highest number on the dial. The warmest setting corresponds to the lowest number on the dial. Give the refrigerator or freezer time to adjust to your new settings. The digital display on the front of the unit shows you the current temperature inside the cabinet. You can continue to adjust these settings as needed. If your model has this controller style, 178GDC24FWH, hold set for about one second. The flashing number on the display is the temperature that the refrigerator or freezer is currently set to run. Use the arrow buttons to select the temperature you want your unit to run, and press set again to save your setting. If your model has this controller style, 178GDC40BK, hold set button for about one second. The flashing number on the display is the temperature that the refrigerator or freezer is currently set to run. Use the arrow buttons to select the temperature you want your unit to run, and press set again to save your setting.

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Width 53 1/4 Inches 21 1/2 Inches 48 Inches 53 1/4 Inches 79 Inches
Capacity 44.75 cu. ft. 10 cu. ft. 25 cu. ft. 44.75 cu. ft. 69 cu. ft.
Color Black Black Black White Black
Horsepower 1/2 HP 1/4 HP 1/2 HP 1/2 HP 3/4 HP
Number of Doors 2 1 2 2 3
Number of Shelves 8 4 8 8 12
Temperature Range 32 - 41 Degrees F 32 - 41 Degrees F 32 - 41 Degrees F 32 - 41 Degrees F 32 - 41 Degrees F
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 53 1/4 Inches
  • Depth: 30 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 84 Inches
  • Capacity: 44.75 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 50 Inches
  • Depth: 28 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 62 Inches

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    Avantco GDS47 53" Black Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting - 45 cu. ft.

    4.6 stars from 8 reviews


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    This fridge has been a great addition to our store. It looks neat and professional. It makes a bit of noise, but nothing worth complaining about. The only issue I have is that the graphic at the top is not super easy to replace.

    from Durham Co-op Market Posted on

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    black sliding glass door refrigerator with led It is perfect for having Depths , works perfect cooling accordingly doors have the exact weight without any problem deslisarse

    from CHIMYCHURRY GRILL Posted on

    Looks and functions beautifully and a fraction of the cost, spend weeks shopping could not find a better deal. Sliding door is huge plus and saves space.

    from Seaboard Brewing Company Posted on

    Super heavy dury fridge! We use it to display our ready made cakes and so as our wedding cakes before delivery. Make sure to prepare once it arrives.youll need a lot of guys to carry it!

    from CRE8TIVE CUPCAKE Posted on

    When the refrigerator was delivered, I was so upset because one of the sliding doors was broken and I guess there was something wrong with the refrigerator most likely because of some damage during shipment. Thanks to WebstaurantStore Professional Staff everything was fixed, new door delivered and nowI hope my refrigerator will work for a long time without any issues.

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    This fridge cools down super fast, doors will self-close, has a built in thermometer so you know how cold it is inside. I like the fridge but the only drawback is the humming from the motor; it is loud

    Posted on

    I love the look of this refrigerator...however I had to call a repair man to come fix the doors because they would not slide properly when it arrived. Avantco sent a repair man out and we order extra parts for it. The doors are supposed to slide back shut on their own, but they don't always work properly. Most of the time I have to pull them shut manually. Other than that is works well.

    Posted on

    As a retail store we needed a reliable Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser. After arrival and inspection of the Avantco GDS47 I was very pleased with the build quality. I have tested the product and it quickly got down to temperature. I cant wait to fill this bad boy up with delicious beer!

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