Electrolux EUF14800 Operating instructions

Cupright freeze
Packing disposal
safety instructions
2 Maintenance
Instructions for the User
Cleaning the interior
Control panel
Temperature regulation
Mode Selection
How to power off the appliance
Freezing of fresh foods
High-Temperature alarm
Door Ajar alarm
Storage of commercially frozen food
Ice packs
Freezing calendar
Ice-cube production
Tips for freezing fresh food
Tips for storage of commercially
frozen food
Periodic cleaning
Periods of non-operation
Guarantee Condition
Something not working
5 Service and Spare Parts
5 Customer care department
Standard guarantee conditions
European Guarantee
Technical specifications
Door reversal
Electrical connection
Except for wood material, the packing and packaging materials used for our major appliances can and should be recycled.
In countries where suitable recycling programs have been set up, you may return the packing to the store you purchased your appliance from.
Customers are encouraged to:
• Bring paper, cardboard and corrugated board packing to the suitable collection bins..
• Bring plastic packing parts to the suitable collection bins. Please dispose of these materials with your household
garbage only if no solid waste recycling program is available in your area. In line with our packaging policy, we only
use recyclable packaging materials, such as:
Key to symbols
PE stands for polyethylene ** 02 =^ HDPE; 04 =^ LDPE
PP stands for polypropylene
PS stands for polystyrene
Most of the plastic materials used in your appliance are marked with suitable codes to facilitate sorting for disposal and/or
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should
the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance,
always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new owner can be acquainted with
the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings. These warnings are provided in the interest of safety.
You must read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
General Safety
• This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls or play with the product.
• Before any cleaning or maintenance work is carried
out - such as replacing the interior light bulb, where
fitted - be sure to switch off and unplug the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight
from the appliance.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
• Take utmost care when handling your appliance
so as not to cause any damages to the cooling
unit with consequent possible fluid leakages.
• The appliance must not be located close to radiators or gas cookers.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
• There must be adequate ventilation round the
back of the appliance. Avoid any damage to the refrigerant circuit.
• FOR FREEZERS ONLY (except built-in models): an
ideal location is the cellar or basement.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice
cream makers) inside refrigerating appliances.
Service / Repair
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This appliance should be serviced by an authorised
Service Centre.
• Use genuine spare parts only.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling
unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only
be carried out by authorised technicians.
• Never use metal objects for cleaning your appliance
as it may get damaged.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or more serious
Refer to your local Service Centre, and always insist
on genuine spare parts.
• Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does
not stand on the electrical supply cable. Important: If
the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced with
a special cable of the same type or a special kit available from the manufacturer or from authorised service
• During normal operation, the condenser and compressor at the back of the appliance heat up considerably.
For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as
shown in the relevant paragraph. Attention: Keep
ventilation openings clear of obstruction.
• Parts which heat up (such as compressor housing,
condenser and their piping) should not be exposed.
Wherever possible the back of the product should be
against a wall.
• If the appliance has been transported horizontally, it
is possible that the oil contained in the compressor
flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is advisable to wait at
least two hours before connecting the appliance to
allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• The domestic refrigerators and freezers are designed
to be used specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been
thawed out.
• Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should be
strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Typically, the cooling parts of all refrigerators and
freezers will develop frost and/or ice build-up over
time. On Manual Defrost models, frost must be removed manually, whereas No-Frost models will defrost automatically. Never use metal objects for
defrosting your appliance as it may get damaged.
Frost may be removed by using the supplied plastic
• Do not use any mechanical device or artificial means
to speed up the thawing process other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not use sharp or pointed instruments to scrape off
frost or ice.
• Never put fizzy drinks in the freezer as they might well
Environment Protection
• This appliance does not contain gasses which
could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance
shall not be discarded together with household
garbage or solid urban waste. Avoid damaging the
cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat
exchanger. Information on collection schedules or
local disposal sites may be obtained from your
municipal authorities.
The materials used on this appliance marked with
the symbol
are recyclable.
Disposal of old appliances
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable 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 disposal of this
product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city
office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
This appliance is marked with the symbol
food and for long-term storage of frozen food.
, which means that the compartment is suitable for freezing fresh
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.
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as
these will damage the finish.
Control panel
A - Power ON/OFF switch
B - Display with temperature readout and
mode indicator
C - Mode selection / alarm reset button
D - Freezer temperature control
1. Door Ajar alarm indicator
2. Temperature plus/minus sign
3. Temperature readout
4. "Fast-Freee On" indicator (turns on when fast-freeze
If the display does not light up after the plug is plugged into
the wall socket, press switch (A) to power on the appliance
As soon as the appliance is powered on, the control panel
display should show the following:.
• Plus sign (2) indicates that temperature is positive.
• Temperature readout blinking, red display background
and buzzer beeping. Press button (C) to stop the
buzzer (see also paragraph “High- Temperature
Turn the freezer knobs to mid position to obtain the following temperature:
approx. -18°C inside freezer
This freezer compartment is marked with the symbol,
which means that the compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and for longterm storage of frozen
Temperature regulation
Temperature inside this compartment may be set in a -15°C
to -24°C range by turning knob (D). Temperature inside the
freezer is adjusted automatically. Temperature setting may
be increased (warmer) by turning the thermostat towards
symbol (• ) or reduced (colder) by the turning the knob to-
wards symbol ( ).
However, the exact setting should be chosen keeping in
mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends
• room temperature;
How to power off the appliance
To power off the appliance , hold the “A” switch depressed
for over 1 sec. The temperature readout changes to a count
The display will count down from 3 to 1 and then turn off.
Freezing of fresh foods
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh food
and for storing frozen or deep-frozen food.
The maximum amount of food which is freezable in 24
hours is indicated on the rating plate.
To freeze food, place the recommended quantity of food
(see „rating plate“) in direct contact with the inner liner (remove drawer or basket).
If food is put to freeze in the drawers or baskets, maximum
freezable quantity will be smaller. Food to be frozen must
be placed in the top (i.e. the coldest) compartment.
To freeze fresh food, use the Fast Freeze mode.
Press button C (repeatedly, if needed) until the Fast Freeze
mode symbol/indicator
The appliance should run on the quick-freeze setting for at
least 24 hours before the foods are put in the freezer.
Once the foods have been placed in the freezer, the freezing operation can be considered to be complete 24 hours
later. During the freezing process, do not add any more
foods for freezing.
This mode will switch off automatically after 54 hours.
Arrange the food to be frozen as shown in the figure.
• how often the door is opened;
• the quantity of food stored;
• location of appliance.
Therefore, we suggest you turn the knob to a medium setting. To freeze fresh food and safely store frozen or deepfrozen food, the inner temperature of the freezer must be at
least -18° C or colder.
Mode selection
At each press of button C, the following modes are activated (in clockwise order):
Symbol 4: Fast Freeze mode
No symbol: normal operation
Any one mode can be switched off at any time by pressing
button C (see paragraph „Mode selection“).
High-Temperature Alarm
If temperature inside the freezer compartment rises too
high (for instance, in the event of a power failure), it will trigger the following indications:
- temperature readout blinks;
- symbol 3 blinks;
- display turns red;
- buzzer beeps.
When temperature is back to normal:
- the buzzer stops beeping;
- the temperature readout keeps blinking;
- the display stays red.
When you press the Alarm Reset button C, readout 4
shows the actual peak temperature reached inside the
compartment for 5 seconds, and then the display will stop
blinking and return to its normal colour.
During an alarm, you may turn off the buzzer by pressing
button C; the display will stay red until normal operating
conditions are restored.
Door Ajar alarm
The Door Ajar alarm will activate if the door is left ajar for
about 1 minute.
A Door Ajar alarm condition is indicated by:
- symbol (1) blinking;
- the display turning red;
- the buzzer beeping.
Press button (C) to stop the buzzer. When normal operating
conditions are restored (closed door):
- the buzzer stops beeping.
Storage of frozen food
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has been
out of use for some time, wait at least 12 hours before storing frozen food in your appliance.
If you need to store large quantities of food and wish to use
the full capacity of your appliance, you may remove all
drawers and baskets (except the bottom drawer) and place
the food directly on the (cold) shelves. Products must only
be stacked up to the maximum capacity mark (where present) on the cabinet wall.
Food thawed accidentally (for instance, during a power
outage) should be used within a short time or cooked
and refrozen immediately (after cooling to room temperature) if the appliance has been out of operation
longer than the safe "Storage time in the event of a failure" indicated in the technical data chart.
Ice packs
The appliance comes with two ice packs. In the event of a
power cut or appliance failure, the ice packs will help preserve frozen food for several more hours than the normally
allowed storage period when the freezer is out of operation.
This will work best is the ice packs are placed up front in the
top drawer. You may also use the supplied ice packs in your
portable cooler.
Freezing Calendar
The symbols show different types of frozen goods.
The numbers indicate storage times in months for the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the upper or
lower value of the indicated storage time is valid depends
on the quality of the foods and pre-treating before freezing.
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can be
thawed in the refrigerator 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.
Do not use metallic instruments to remove the
trays from the freezer.
Tips for freezing fresh foods
To help you get the best out of the freezing process, here
are a few hints:
• Freeze only good-quality, fresh and well-cleaned
foods. Split them into small portions to speed up freezing and avoid having to thaw more food than you require. It is in fact important to remember that once the
foods have thawed out, they deteriorate fast and must
not be refrozen.
• Another point to remember is that lean foods keep
better and longer than fatty foods. Salt too reduces
storage times;
• Wrap the foods in foil or polythene film, ensuring that
the wrapping adheres closely to the food and is well
sealed. In this way, by avoiding contact with air, the
colour, flavour and nutritional value of the foods remain intact.
• You should never freeze all at once a greater
quantity of foods than the maximum indicated on
the appliance’s rating plate;
• During the freezing process, do not add further foods
for freezing and do not open the freezer door;
• The foods for freezing should not be placed in contact
with already frozen foods, but put in the special freezing compartment. This will stop the temperature of already frozen foods from rising;
Tips for storage of commercially frozen
To get the best out of your freezer, here are a few hints:
You should ensure that:
• the deep-frozen foods have been correctly stored by
the retailer;
• the products are brought home and placed in the
freezer as soon as possible after purchase;
• products are not stored for longer than the time specified by the food manufacturer;
• Avoid opening the door too frequently and when you
do open it, leave it open only for as long as is strictly
• A word of warning about ice lollies: they should not be
eaten straight out of the freezer as this might cause
cold burns;
• If there is a power failure when food is in the freezer,
do not open the door of the freezer. The frozen food
will not be affected if the power cut is of short duration
and the freezer is full. Otherwise, it is recommended
that the food be used within a short time.
• Never put fizzy drinks in the freezer as they might well
• In addition, never put hot foods or liquids in the freezer
compartment and take care not to fill recipients up to
the brim if they are covered with a lid.
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 authorised technicians.
The freezer evaporator will defrost whenever the compressor in not in operation. Defrost water flows through a drain
channel into a drain pan located over
the compressor at the rear of the appliance and evaporates.
Freezer compartment
The freezer compartment defrosts automatically.
Periodic cleaning
Never use metal objects for cleaning your appliance as it
may get damaged. Clean the inside with lukewarm water
and a mild detergent.
Rinse and dry thoroughly. To guarantee a safe operation of
the fridge, once a year remove the ventilation grille at the
base and clean the air channels with a vacuum cleaner.
This helps ensure proper operation, resulting in energy saving.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the
following precautions:
remove the plug from the wall socket;
remove all food;
defrost and clean the interior and all accessories;
leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the appliance is not functioning properly, check that:
Freezer temperature is too warm
Compressor runs all the time
Excess ice and frost build-up
Cooling system does not work
Compressor makes repeated start attempts and fails
to come on
The appliance works, the green light is flashing
- Is temperature setting to low?
- Has warm food been stored in the appliance recently?
- Has a large amount of food been stored in the appliance
- Did you arrange the goods properly so as to allow sufficient cooling air circulation?
- Is the door closed correctly?
- Was the door left open too long or opened too often?
- Is the temperature control set too high?
- Is sufficient air circulation provided at the rear of theappliance?
- Are the slots of the kickplate grille unobstructed?
- Is the food stored in the appliance properly
- Was the door left open?
- Was the door opened too frequently or left open too
- Is the gasket in good condition?
- Is something inside the freezer keeping the door
slightly open?
- Check to see if the temperature setting is between "1"
and "6".
- Power off the appliance, wait 20 minutes and power it
back on again.
Please contact the nearest service centre.
If your appliance is still not working properly after making the above checks, contact the nearest service centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when you apply for it you specify the model and serial number of your
appliance which can be found on the guarantee certificate or on the rating plate located inside the appliance,
on the bottom left-hand side.
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact your local Electrolux
Service Force Centre by telephoning:
0870 5 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website
at www.serviceforce.co.uk
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details under the heading ‘Something Not Working?
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation is required for in-guarantee service calls.
For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux appliance or for further information on Electrolux products, please contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
Customer Care Department
Electrolux Major Appliances
Addington Way
08705 950 950 *
* calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any part thereof
is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option repair or replace the
same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised
by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by an Electrolux Service Force Centre. Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company’s property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these hours in
which case a premium will be charged.
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or removable
parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the European
Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental agreements.
Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Electrolux.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home subject to
the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country of use for
this brand or range of products.
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household.
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your new
home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you and
your appliances.
France Senlis +33 (0)3 44 62 20 13
Germany Nürnberg +49 (0)800 234 7378
Italy Pordenone +39 (0)800117511
Sweden Stockholm +46 (0)20 78 77 50
UK Luton +44 (0)8705 950 950
230-240 V/ 50 HZ
0,64 KWH
135 L
135 L
Door reversal
The appliance’s door has been locked in position for transport by means of pins on both sides. According to the door
opening direction, remove relevant pins at the top and at
the bottom.
Depending upon the position which you choose for your
appliance, you may wish to reverse the way in which the
door opens. To do this, refer to instructions under “Door reversal”.
The appliance should only be installed at a location where
the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate classification indicated on the rating plate, which is located on
the inside left of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is
correct for each climate classification.
SN +10¡C to +32¡C
ST +18¡C to +38¡C
The appliance should be located in a dry atmosphere, out
of direct sunlight and away from continuous heat and extreme temperature, e.g. not
next to a boiler or radiator or in a very cold room e.g. an
outhouse. If these temperatures are exceeded i.e. warmer
or colder, then the appliance may not operate correctly.
For building-in and door reversal instructions please refer
to the relevant instructions on the following pages.
After completion of the door reversing operation, check that the door gasket adheres to the cabinet.
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the
gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the gasket or accelerate
this process by heating up the part involved with a normal hairdryer on a low setting.
Electrical Connection
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be observed.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for
your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate
plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the
hazard of shocks in case it should be plugged into a 13amp
socket in another part of your home.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow - Earth
Blue - Neutral
Brown - Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of your appliance, may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green and the Yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter “E” or the
earth symbol
, or coloured green and yellow.
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter “N” or coloured black.
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter “L” or coloured red.
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse. For
replacement, use a 13amp BS1362 fuse. Only ASTA or BSI
approved fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is lost.
The cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured insert at the
base of the plug.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directive:
-73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and subsequent amendments.
- 87/308 of 2.6.87 (Radio Interference Suppression) and
subsequent amendments.
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive) and subsequent amendments.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is
easily accessible for the engineer in the event of breakdown.
Dimensions of the recess
Height of housing (1) mm
Depth of housing (2) mm
Width of housing (3) mm
EUF 14800
1. Fit the appliance in the niche by making sure that it
stands against the interior surface of the unit on the side
where the door hinges of the appliances are fitted. Insert
the appliance until the upper stripbutts up against the unit
(1) and make sure that the lower hinge is in line with the
surface of the unit (2).
It is necessary that the cabinet has a ventilation recess with
the following dimensions:
Depth 50 mm
Width 540 mm
For appropriate venting, follow indications in the figure.
2. Press in the joint covers between the appliance and the
kitchen furniture.
3. Open the door and push the appliance against the side
of kitchen furniture opposite to that of the appliance hinges.
Fasten the appliance with 4 screws (I) provided in the kit included with the appliance.
4. Snap vent grill (B) and hinge cover (E) into position.
Apply blanking covers (C-D) as indicated.
5. Separate parts Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd as shown in the figure.
8. Open the appliance door and the furniture door at 90¡. Insert the small square (Hb) into guide (Ha).
Put together the appliance door and the furniture door and
mark the holes as indicated in the figure.
9. Remove the squares and mark a distance of 8 mm from
the outer edge of the door where the nail must be fitted (K).
6. Place guide (Ha) on the inside part of the furniture door,
up and down as shown in the figure and mark the position
of external holes. After having drilled holes, fix the guide
with the screws supplied.
10. Place the small square on the guide again and fix it with
the screws supplied. Should the alignment of the furniture
door be necessary, use the clearance of slots. At the end of
this procedure, it is necessary to check if the door of the
furniture closes properly.
7. Fix cover (Hc) on guide (Ha) until it clips into place.
11. Fix cover (Hd) on the small square (Hb) until it clips into