user manual
Fridge-Freezer
ERN28700
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CONTENTS
Safety information
First use
Daily use
Helpful hints and tips
Care and cleaning
2
5
5
6
7
What to do if…
Technical data
Installation
Environmental concerns
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10
11
16
Subject to change without notice
SAFETY INFORMATION
In the interest of your safety and to ensure
the correct use, before installing and first
using the appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and warnings.
To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all people using the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features.
Save these instructions and make sure that
they remain with the appliance if it is moved
or sold, so that everyone using it through its
life will be properly informed on appliance
use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the
precautions of these user's instructions as
the manufacturer is not responsible for
damages caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• 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 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.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull
the plug out of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance
as you can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric
shock or to close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door
seals is to replace an older appliance
having a spring lock (latch) on the door or
lid, be sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a
death trap for a child.
General safety
Caution! Keep ventilation openings
clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal
household as explained in this instruction
booklet.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thawing
process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the
appliance, a natural gas with a high level
of environmental compatibility, which is
nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of
the appliance, be certain that none of the
components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become
damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which
the appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications
or modify this product in any way. Any
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damage to the cord may cause a shortcircuit, fire and/or electric shock.
Warning! Any electrical component
(power cord, plug, compressor) must
be replaced by a certified service agent
or qualified service personnel to avoid
hazard.
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1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not
squashed or damaged by the back of
the appliance. A squashed or damaged power plug may overheat and
cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to the
mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do
not insert the power plug. There is a
risk of electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance
without the lamp cover1) of interior
lighting.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be
taken when moving it.
Do not remove nor touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Bulb lamps2) used in this appliance are
special purpose lamps selected for
household appliances use only. They are
not suitable for household room illumination.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in
the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in
the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall.3)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once
it has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's
instructions.
1) If the lamp cover is foreseen.
2) If the lamp is foreseen.
3) If the appliance is Frost Free.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered
to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in
the freezer compartment as it creates
pressure on the container, which may
cause it to explode, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from
the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal
objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost
from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary,
clean the drain. If the drain is blocked,
water will collect in the bottom of the appliance.
Installation
Important! For electrical connection
carefully follow the instructions given in
specific paragraphs.
• Unpack the appliance and check if there
are damages on it. Do not connect the
appliance if it is damaged. Report possible damages immediately to the place
you bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours
before connecting the appliance to allow
the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be
around the appliance, lacking this leads
to overheating. To achieve sufficient ventilation follow the instructions relevant to
installation.
• Wherever possible the back of the product should be against a wall to avoid
touching or catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible
burn.
• The appliance must not be located close
to radiators or cookers.
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• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only. 4)
Service
• Any electrical work required to do the
servicing of the appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare parts must be used.
in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not
be discarded together with the urban
refuse and rubbish. The insulation foam
contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according to
the applicable regulations to obtain
from your local authorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the
rear near the heat exchanger. The materials used on this appliance marked
are recyclable.
by the symbol
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer,
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise
to a medium setting.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator to the "O" position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward
lower settings to obtain the minimum
coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward
higher settings to obtain the maximum
coldness.
appliance is set to the lowest temperatures,
it may run continuously causing frost to
form on the rear wall. In this case the dial
must be set to a higher temperature to
allow automatic defrosting and therefore
reduced energy consumption.
Ambient Switch function
If room temperature lower than +16° activate the Ambient Switch function pressing
the switch (A).
The built-in light will turn on.
A medium setting is generally the most
suitable.
However, the exact setting should be chosen keeping in mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
Important! If the ambient temperature is
high or the appliance is fully loaded, and the
4) If a water connection is foreseen.
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FIRST USE
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time,
wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral
soap so as to remove the typical smell of a
brand-new product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.
DAILY USE
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen and
deep-frozen food for a long time.
If you want freezing small amount of fresh
food, do these steps:
1. Activate the Ambient Switch function.
2. Place the food on the upper drawer of
the freezer compartment.
3. When the freezing process is completed
deactivate the Ambient Switch function.
If you want freezing big quantities of fresh
food, do these steps:
1. Activate the Ambient Switch function at
least 24 hours before placing food.
2. Place the food on the upper drawer of
the freezer compartment.
3. After 24 hours, when the freezing process is completed, deactivate the Ambient Switch function.
Warning! The freezing process takes
some hours: during this period do not
add other food to be frozen.
Important! The maximum amount of food
that can be frozen in 24 hours is specified
on the rating plate, a label located on the
inside of the appliance.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out
of use, before putting the products in the
compartment let the appliance run at least
2 hours on the higher settings.
If large quantities of food are to be stored,
remove all drawers and baskets from appliance and place food on cooling shelves to
obtain the best performance.
Warning! Make sure that foods do not
exceed the load limit stated on the side
of the upper section (where applicable)
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power
failure, if the power has been off for longer
that the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under "rising time", the
defrosted food must be consumed quickly
or cooked immediately and then re-frozen
(after cooling).
Thawing
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being
used, can be thawed in the refrigerator
compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case,
cooking will take longer.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with one or
more trays for the production of ice-cubes.
Fill these trays with water, then put them in
the freezer compartment.
Important! Do not use metallic instruments
to remove the trays from the freezer.
Cold accumulators
The freezer contains at least one cold accumulator which increases storage time in the
event of a power cut or breakdown.
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the shelves
can be positioned as desired.
For better use of space, the front halfshelves can lie over the rear ones.
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To make these adjustments proceed as follows:
gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free, then reposition
as required.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various sizes, the door shelves can be placed
at different heights.
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS
Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or leave
it open longer than absolutely necessary.
• If the ambient temperature is high and
the Temperature Regulator is set to low
temperature and the appliance is fully
loaded, the compressor may run continuously, causing frost or ice on the evaporator. If this happens, set the Temperature Regulator toward warmer settings to
allow automatic defrosting and so a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporating
liquids in the refrigerator
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavour
• position food so that air can circulate
freely around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags
and place on the glass shelf above the vegetable drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these
should be covered and may be placed on
any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special
drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed
in special airtight containers or wrapped in
aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude
as much air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the
door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which can
be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added during this period;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to enable it
to be rapidly and completely frozen and
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to make it possible subsequently to thaw
only the quantity required;
wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages
are airtight;
do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to
touch food which is already frozen, thus
avoiding a rise in temperature of the latter;
lean foods store better and longer than
fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life of
food;
water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment,
can possibly cause the skin to be freeze
burnt;
it is advisable to show the freezing in date
on each individual pack to enable you to
keep tab of the storage time.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer in
the shortest possible time;
• not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.
CARE AND CLEANING
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance
operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free
from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage
any pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as this will
damage the surface and leave a strong
odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the
compressor at the back of the appliance
with a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This operation will improve the performance of the
appliance and save electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage
the plastics used in this appliance. For this
reason it is recommended that the outer
casing of this appliance is only cleaned with
warm water with a little washing-up liquid
added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to
the mains supply.
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator compartment
every time the motor compressor stops,
during normal use. The defrost water drains
out through a trough into a special container at the back of the appliance, over the
motor compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost water drain hole in the middle of the
refrigerator compartment channel to prevent the water overflowing and dripping onto the food inside. Use the special cleaner
provided, which you will find already inserted into the drain hole.
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3. Leave the door open and insert the
plastic scraper in the appropriate seating at the bottom centre, placing a basin
underneath to collect the defrost water
In order to speed up the defrosting
process, place a pot of warm water in
the freezer compartment. In addition,
remove pieces of ice that break away
before defrosting is complete.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form
on the freezer shelves and around the top
compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
Important! About 12 hours prior to
defrosting, set the Temperature regulator
toward higher settings , in order to build up
sufficient chill reserve for the interruption in
operation.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions
below:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a
cool place.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods
with wet hands. Hands can freeze to
the goods.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the
interior thoroughly and keep the scraper
for future use.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. After two or three hours, reload the previously removed food into the compartment.
Warning! Never use sharp metal tools
to scrape off frost from the evaporator
as you could damage it.
Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thawing process other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
A temperature rise of the frozen food
packs, during defrosting, may shorten
their safe storage life.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
• disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
• remove all food
• defrost5) and clean the appliance and all
accessories
5) If foreseen.
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• leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to check it once in a while to prevent
the food inside from spoiling in case of a
power failure.
WHAT TO DO IF…
Warning! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Only a qualified electrician or competent person must do the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.
Problem
The appliance does not
operate. The lamp does
not operate.
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant
circulation).
Possible cause
Solution
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected
to the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
The appliance has no power.
There is no voltage in the mains
socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door has been opened too
frequently.
Do not keep the door open longer
than necessary.
The product temperature is too
high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.
The room temperature is too
high.
Decrease the room temperature.
Water flows on the rear
plate of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting
process, frost defrosts on the
rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the refrigerator.
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water
flows into the water collector.
Make sure that products do not
touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the
ground.
The melting water outlet does
not flow in the evaporative tray
above the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to
the evaporative tray.
The temperature in the
appliance is too low.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The temperature in the
appliance is too high.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a lower temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The lamp does not work.
The compressor operates continually.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The product temperature is too
high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.
Many products are stored at the
same time.
Store less products at the same
time.
The temperature in the
refrigerator is too high.
There is no cold air circulation in
the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold air
circulation in the appliance.
The temperature in the
freezer is too high.
Products are too near to each
other.
Store products so that there is
cold air circulation.
There is too much frost.
Food is not wrapped correctly.
Wrap the food correctly.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
Replacing the lamp
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
2. Remove the screw from the lamp cover.
3. Remove the lamp cover (refer to the illustration).
4. Replace the used lamp with a new lamp
of the same power and specifically designed for household appliances. (the
maximum power is shown on the lamp
cover).
5. Install the lamp cover.
6. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
7. Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
8. Open the door. Make sure that the lamp
comes on.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
"Installation".
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Service Center.
TECHNICAL DATA
Dimension of the recess
Height
1780 mm
Width
560 mm
Depth
550 mm
Rising Time
24 h
Voltage
230-240 V
Frequency
50 Hz
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The technical information are situated in the
rating plate on the internal left side of the
appliance and in the energy label.
INSTALLATION
Read the "Safety Information" carefully
for your safety and correct operation of
the appliance before installing the
appliance.
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Positioning
Install this appliance at a location where the
ambient temperature corresponds to the
climate class indicated on the rating plate of
the appliance:
Climate
class
Ambient temperature
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+16°C to + 38°C
T
+16°C to + 43°C
3
5
4
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work required
to install this appliance should be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Warning! This appliance must be
earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
observed.
Important! The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following
code:
1 Green and Yellow:
Earth
3 Brown:
Live
5 Blue:
Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and
yellow to the terminal marked either with
the letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter
“N“ or coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of
wire is present and the cord clamp 4 is
secure over the outer sheath.
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5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage
is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp
plug fitted 2 . In the event of having to
change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13
amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must
be used.
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a
13 amp socket is a serious safety
(shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
Door reversibility
The door of the appliance opens to the
right. If you want to open the door to the
left, do these steps before you install the
appliance:
1. Loosen and remove the upper pin.
2. Remove the upper door.
3. Remove the spacer.
4. Loosen the middle hinge.
5. Remove the lower door.
6. Loosen and remove the lower pin.
On the opposite side:
1. Tighten the lower pin.
2. Install the lower door.
3. Tighten the middle hinge.
4. Install the spacer.
5. Install the upper door.
6. Tighten the upper pin.
Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind the appliance must be
sufficient.
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2. Install the appliance in the niche.
Push the appliance in the direction of
the arrows (1) until the upper gap cover
stops against the kitchen furniture.
Push the appliance in the direction of
the arrows (2) against the cupboard on
the opposite side of the hinge.
min.
200 cm2
min.
200 cm2
2
Installing the appliance
Caution! Make sure that the mains
cable can move freely.
Do these steps.
1. If necessary cut the adhesive sealing
strip and then apply it to the appliance
as shown in figure.
x
x
1
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3. Adjust the appliance in the niche.
Make sure that the distance between
the appliance and the cupboard frontedge is 44 mm.
The lower hinge cover (in the accessories bag) makes sure that the distance
between the appliance and the kitchen
furniture is correct.
Make sure that the clearance between
the appliance and the cupboard is 4
mm.
Open the door. Put the lower hinge
cover in position.
5. Remove the correct part from the hinge
cover (E). Make sure to remove the part
DX, in the case of right hinge, SX in opposite case.
6. Attach the covers (C, D) to the lugs and
the hinge holes.
Install the vent grille (B).
Attach the hinge covers (E) to the
hinge.
4mm
44mm
D
4. Attach the appliance to the niche with 4
screws.
E
E
I
C
B
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7. Connect the appliance laterally to the
kitchen furniture sidewall:
a) Loosen the screws of the part (G)
and move the part (G) till the furniture sidewall.
b) Tighten the screws of the part (G)
again.
c) Attach the part (H) to the part (G).
9. Install the part Ha on the inner side of
the kitchen furniture.
ca. 50 mm
90°
21 mm
90°
G
H
ca. 50 mm
21 mm
10. Push the part Hc on the part Ha.
Ha
8. Disconnect the parts Ha, Hb, Hc and
Hd
Hc
Ha
Hb
Hc
Hd
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11. Open the appliance door and the kitchen furniture door at an angle of 90°.
Insert the small square (Hb) into guide
(Ha).
Put together the appliance door and
the furniture door and mark the holes.
13. Place the small square on the guide
again and fix it with the screws supplied.
Align the kitchen furniture door and the
appliance door by adjusting the part
Hb.
8 mm
Ha
Hb
Hb
12. Remove the brackets and mark a distance of 8 mm from the outer edge of
the door where the nail must be fitted
(K).
14. Press the part Hd on the part Hb.
8 mm
Hb
Hd
K
Ha
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic sealing strip is attached
tightly to the cabinet.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
The symbol
on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product may
not be treated as household waste. Instead
it should be taken to the appropriate
collection point for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. For more detailed information
about recycling of this product, please
contact your local council, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where
you purchased the product.
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