Other Available Colors:

  • 2 self-closing, anti-fog dual-pane tempered glass swing doors with magnetic gaskets
  • Temperature range of 33 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Environmentally-safe R290 refrigerant
  • Interior LED lighting; 4" casters
  • 115V, 1/4 hp
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How to Clean Refrigerator Coils

How to Clean Refrigerator Coils

Cleaning your refrigerator condenser coils every month is essential for maintenance. Refrigerator coils accumulate a coating of dust over time, which makes your unit work harder. If your refrigerator isn't getting as cold as it should, or if it's using too much electricity, it's probably time to clean your coils. Begin by unplugging your refrigerator, and make sure the door is shut to keep food at the proper temperature. Use a screwdriver to remove the grill. Once removed, use a coil brush to thoroughly clean the coils. Use the crevice attachment on a vacuum cleaner to remove any extra dust or debris. When cleaning the coils, be sure to follow the direction of the fins with the coil brush and vacuum, rather than going against it. This helps ensure that you will not bend the fins on the coils. Once the coils are clean, re-install the grill. By taking the time to clean the coils in your unit, you can decrease energy costs and increase the longevity of your refrigerator!

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Taking the time to clean your refrigerator condenser coils can decrease energy costs and increase the longevity of your refrigerator! Watch this video to learn how to clean refrigerator coils.

Changing the Temperature on an Avantco Merchandiser

Changing the Temperature on an Avantco Merchandiser

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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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.

Changing a Lightbulb on an Avantco Merchandiser

Changing a Lightbulb on an Avantco Merchandiser

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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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.

Replacing a Gasket on an Avantco Merchandiser

Replacing a Gasket on an Avantco Merchandiser

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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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.

How to Program a Carel PJEZ Controller on an Avantco Refrigerator

How to Program a Carel PJEZ Controller on an Avantco Refrigerator

Here's some basic settings you can make to your Avantco refrigerator in your restaurant. If you want to adjust the temperature, you hold set for one second and you'll see your low temperature limit. This unit is set to shut off at 33 degrees. If you want to have it shut off at a warmer temperature you can adjust it up. But it will not go below 33. You see when I get to 33 it just cycles back up to the top of the temperature range. Take this unit back down to 33 degrees. Press set to save it and you're back to your home screen.

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Learn how to use a Carel PJEZ controller on an Avantco refrigerator to set the low temperature limit.

Specs
Width 53 1/8 Inches
Depth 31 7/8 Inches
Height 84 3/8 Inches
Interior Width 50 Inches
Interior Depth 28 3/8 Inches
Interior Height 61 7/8 Inches
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 115 Volts
Access Type Doors
BTU (LBP) 1,285
Capacity 42.5 cu. ft.
Color Black
Compressor Location Bottom Mounted
Door Style Swing
Door Type Glass
Dutch Half Doors No
Features Customizable

LED Lighting
Hinge Location Left

Right
Horsepower 1/4 HP
Installation Type Freestanding
Interior Color White
Number of Doors 2
Number of Shelves 8 Shelves
Plug Type NEMA 5-15P
Refrigerant Type R-290
Sections 2
Temperature Range 33 - 40 Degrees F
Type Merchandising Refrigeration

Customer questions about this product

I haven’t heard of R-290, R-600a, R-513a, or R-448A refrigerant before. What is it?
R-290 (also known as high purity propane or CARE 40) and R-600a (also known as refrigerant grade Isobutane or CARE 10) are hydrocarbon refrigerants. R513a (also known as Opteon XP10) and R-448A (also known as Solstice N40) are HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) refrigerants. They are being used as an eco-friendly refrigerant by some manufacturers in response to the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. Read more about this program in our blog post on Refrigerant Regulations.
What if my Avantco cooler doesn’t seem to be getting cold enough throughout the cabinet?
Make sure that you are loading it properly, and not overloading it. This unit is designed for cans, bottles, and similar items that naturally enable good airflow within the cabinet. Overloading the cooler with cases and boxes will interrupt the airflow and negatively impact the unit’s performance.
Are there any temperature specifications to keep in mind when installing this glass door unit?
This unit has a maximum ambient temperature rating of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, high humidity environments may cause excessive condensation and ice accumulation in the unit and on its doors.
Does Avantco warrant this item for use in a food truck?
Avantco warrants new equipment sold to food truck customers to be operational for a period of 30 days from the date of delivery if installed and maintained correctly.
Can this item fit through a standard height 80" doorway?
Due to the height of this item, it may not be able to fit through a standard 80" tall doorway when standing upright. Please consider the best means of entry before purchasing, or measure your entryway to ensure that you will be able to bring your order inside if the item cannot be carried on its side.
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Scratch and Dent Details

Increase your sales of "grab and go" items like bottled tea and soda, or pre-packaged sandwiches and salads with this Avantco GDC-49-HC 53" black merchandising refrigerator! Designed with sharp looks and usability in mind, this unit is the perfect display for your products with its sleek black finish and a lighted top graphics area. And, since the housing is made from black coated steel, you can be sure that it will provide superior durability. Additionally, it boasts 2 anti-fogging, dual-pane tempered glass swing doors to ensure that customers always have a clear view of your products, while 8 epoxy coated steel shelves help you stay organized. Each shelf can hold up to 90 lb. of product. Plus, the shelves easily adjust to accommodate changing inventory and menus. Interior LED lighting on the right side also works to illuminate and further merchandise your products.

Designed to maintain temperatures from 33-40 degrees Fahrenheit, this refrigerator boasts a bottom-mounted 1/4 hp compressor that runs on eco-friendly R290 refrigerant. This specialized refrigerant has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0 and a global warming potential (GWP) of 3, making it an environmentally-responsible choice for your business. In addition, the bottom-mounted design makes it easy for employees to load and unload products due to the raised bottom shelf. For optimal temperature retention, the entire cabinet is foamed-in place using polyurethane insulation. Other helpful features include self-closing aided by magnetic gaskets, automatic defrosting, and a digital temperature control. This item requires a 115V electrical connection for operation.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 53 1/8"
Depth: 31 7/8"
Height: 84 3/8"
Capacity: 42.5 cu. ft.

Interior Dimensions:
Width: 50"
Depth: 28 3/8"
Height: 61 7/8"

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  • ETL US

    ETL US

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

  • Customizable

    Customizable

    This item can be customized to promote your brand, company, or event.

  • 5-15P

    5-15P

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

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Scratch and Dent Avantco GDC-49-HC 53" Black Swing Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting

    4.4 stars from 9 reviews

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This Refrigerator was exactly what we were looking for. It was priced fair, we are very happy with it. It was packed well and shipped as I was told.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    We decided that we would make the switch to this brand of refrigerator for our merchandise and snack inside some of our stores that we manage. We could not be happier. Not only are they very cheap, but they are also a lot quieter than you would expect. There is not a lot of maintenance that you have to do with this refrigerator either. I am very pleased with them.
    A great display area. We sell flowers and it even smells nice on the inside. Keeps the flowers alive and hydrated. It’s nice and cooling.
    Fridge died after 11 months from a leak in the evaporator. Since I ordered earlier than I needed because of COVID, the warranty is lapsed.
    We appreciate your review, Mike. We wish this Avantco GDC-49-HC 53 inch Black Swing Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    This refrigerator consistently refrigerates all of our cold products. It is reliable, very sturdy, at times, the weight of our food can be quite heavy. The racks have no issue holding our food. I also love the fact that the digital thermostat is on the outside.
    Great Refrigerator! Excellent value, great for using as a reach in cooler for the Kitchen. Quiet operation, and easy install. Highly recommend, and I even bought a second unit!
    after searching the internet for two weeks , glad to find this refrigerator , large space inside , great performance , fear price A++ recommended for everyday heavy use .
    Great product received and put to use has performed to it"s standards, With out on problem since arrival would. I recommend for any person in need of a merchandiser refrigerator.
    So far it's a great fridge. The only difficulty that we had was getting it removed from the pallet. One of the bolts broke free from the fridge frame and required us to break the pallet to get the fridge free. If that bolt hadn't come loose, it would have taken 30-45 minutes to get this installed, since that happened it took a couple of hours. Now that it's installed and running, I'm very happy with my purchase, just wish that it had come with a blank option for the top light. Cheers!

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