Bauknecht WLMG 1015 Troubleshooting guide

Instructions for use
WLMG 1015
Bauknecht AG, Industriestrasse 36, 5600 Lenzburg,
Telefon 0848 801 002
Telefon 0848 801 001
Telefon 0848 801 005
Fax 0848 801 017
Fax 0848 801 003
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5019 611 01000
Refrigerator compartment controls (depending on the model)
Thermostat knob.
Green LED: indicates that the appliance is ON.
If the LED blinks, contact the After-sales
Thermostat knob setting indicator.
Display indicating the set temperature. If the
display indicating the set temperature blinks,
contact the After-sales Service.
ON/OFF button.
Temperature selection button.
The refrigerator can operate at ambient temperatures between +10°C and +38°C. Optimal performance is obtained
at temperatures between +16°C and +38°C.
Note: The ambient air temperature, the frequency of door opening and the position of the appliance can affect the
internal temperatures of the refrigerator. These factors must be taken into account when setting the thermostat.
Replacing the bulb
(models with glass door)
Replacing the bulb
(model with metal door)
Loosen the screw and remove the lamp cover.
When replacing the bulb, bear in mind that this
appliance is fitted with a special bulb (15W with
bayonet fitting); to replace do not unscrew, but pull
towards the inside of the appliance (as indicated by
the arrow).
Refit the lamp cover and secure it with the screw.
Printed in Italy
When the bulb is faulty or broken, request a replacement
from our authorised personnel (After-sales Service).
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Your new appliance is a wine cellar, a professional
product designed exclusively for storing wine.
To get the most out of your new appliance,
read the user instructions thoroughly. They
describe the appliance in full and provide
useful wine storage tips.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the door shuts properly.
Any damage must be reported to your dealer
within 24 hours after delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before connecting
the appliance to the power supply in order
to ensure the refrigerant circuit is fully
3. Installation of the appliance and electrical
connections must be carried out by a qualified
electrician, in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions and local
1. Packing
The packaging material is entirely recyclable, and
marked with the recycling symbol.
Follow local regulations for scrapping.
Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children, as
they are potentially dangerous.
2. Scrapping
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked according to the European
directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
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.
The symbol
on the product, or on the
documents accompanying the product, indicates
that this appliance 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.
Before scrapping, make the appliance unusable by
cutting off the power cable and removing the doors
and shelves so that children cannot easily climb
inside the appliance.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
Deliver the appliance immediately to an authorized
dump; do not leave it unattended even for a few
days, since it is potentially dangerous for children.
For more detailed information about treatment,
recovery and recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
3. Declaration of conformity
• This appliance is designed, manufactured, and
retailed in compliance with:
- the safety objectives of the Low Voltage Directive
- the protection requirements of the “EMC”
Directive 89/336/EEC
amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.
The electrical safety of the appliance can only be
guaranteed if the product is connected to an
approved earth connection.
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• The wine cellar must be used solely and
exclusively for storing wine; do not place any
type of food inside it.
• Do not cover or obstruct the air vents of the
• Do not allow children to play or hide inside the
appliance - risk of becoming trapped and
• Before servicing or cleaning the appliance, unplug
it from the mains or disconnect the electrical
power supply.
• The power cable may only be replaced by an
authorized person.
• Do not use the appliance to store explosive
• Be careful not to damage the floors when you
move the appliance (e.g. parquet flooring).
• Do not use extension leads or adapters.
• This appliance is not designed for use by young
children or the infirm.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the
freezer compartments, unless such appliances
are specifically recommended by the
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
place. The appliance is set for operation at
specific ambient temperature ranges, according
to the climatic class indicated on the data plate:
The appliance may not work properly if it is left
for a long period at a temperature above or
below the indicated range.
Climatic class
Amb. T. (°C)
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 18 to 38
From 18 to 43
Amb. T. (°F)
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 64 to 100
From 64 to 110
• If a large number of bottles are placed in the
cellar at the one time, it may take a few days
before a constant temperature is reached.
• Important! Storage temperature must never
drop below +6 °C.
• When in operation, water droplets and frost
form on the walls of the cellar. These are part of
normal operation. You don't have to remove the
frost or dry the water droplets. The rear wall is
defrosted automatically. The defrost water is
automatically routed to a drain outlet and into a
container from which it evaporates.
• The bottles can be neatly stored on the wooden
racks. Each rack should not be used to hold more
than 40 Kg.
Bottle arrangement tips
• Place the bottles in the middle of the rack.
• On closing the door, make sure the bottles don't
touch the glass.
• Important: spirits and liqueurs should be airtight
and stored in the upright position.
• The temperature may vary in different areas
inside the appliance due to the circulating air:
it is colder closest to the rear wall and warmer
beside the glass door.
• Remove bottles from packaging, do not store
them inside crates or boxes.
Recommended holding capacities for classic
0.75 l Bordolese bottles are as follows:
- h 1400: holds 88 bottles;
- h 1600: holds 101 bottles;
- h 1800: holds 119 bottles.
In any event, the maximum holding capacities are
as follows:
- h 1400: holds MAX 101 bottles;
- h 1600: holds MAX 121 bottles;
- h 1800: holds MAX 137 bottles.
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Wine storage
A well-known characteristic of wine is that it can be
stored over time: in the correct location, white
wines can be stored for about two years after their
vintage although ideally they should be drunk within
one year. While light red wines can be stored for up
to two years, full-bodied reds will age well for ten
years and dessert wines even up to twenty years.
When you buy a bottle of wine, transfer it to your
wine cellar or other suitable place immediately.
There are three main factors that weigh on the
process from grape cultivation to harvesting and
fermentation: light, humidity and ambient
temperature. To ensure the taste of the wine
matures to its peak and the aroma remains
unaltered, it must be stored with the right
interaction of these three factors.
thereby guaranteeing its continued effectiveness.
Another important factor in storing wine is how the
bottles are arranged: the bottles should be
arranged at liberty by place of origin, type of wine,
area of production, winery or vintage, using the
catalogue labels provided if desired. Arranging the
bottles so that they can be easily identified and
selected prevents any accidental jolts which, like
vibrations, can unsettle sediments and alter the
visual appearance of the wine for some time.
Hence, try to move your bottles as little as possible,
allowing the wine to rest. Furthermore, don't push
the bottles so far back that they rest against the rear
wall of the cellar as this would not only interfere
with the automatic defrosting function, the water
droplets collected during defrosting could also ruin
the bottle labels.
Bottle racks must be made from wood as this
effectively absorbs any vibrations and keeps bottles
away from the wall transmitting heat or cold.
In addition, the bottles of wine must be stored away
from substances or places with strong odours
which can be easily absorbed by the wine. To this
end, your new appliance has an active carbon filter
to absorb any impurities in the air.
Temperature and humidity
Storage location
Not everyone has a basement suitable for use as a
cellar. Technology has only recently come up with
an effective substitute for a natural cellar. Your new
wine cellar is a special appliance designed
specifically to hold and store wines properly.
Indeed, it should only be used for your favourite
bottles of wine, not for fruit, vegetables and tins. In
this way, you can store and age any kind of wine
properly even if you don't have a natural wine cellar.
Temperature is a critical and vital factor during the
entire life cycle of wine; it determines how well the
wine develops when matured in the bottle. To
ensure optimal storage, the temperature must be
kept constant from 8° to 12°C. Rapid, wide
temperature swings must be avoided: when the
temperature is too high, the liquids dilate
accelerating the ageing process whereas
excessively low temperatures (below 4° - 5°C) can
cause the precipitation of tartrates; such an
imperfection would impair the pleasant appearance
of the wine. In the extreme event that the
temperature drops below 0°C, the wine would
freeze causing the cork to explode
Humidity is also crucial in optimal wine storage: dry
environments cause the cork to shrink whereas
overly damp locations cause mould and harmful
microorganisms to form. Humidity must be kept
between 50% - 70%.
The cork
How to store wine
When storing your wine bottles, one golden rule
not to be overlooked is that they must be laid
horizontally or at an angle to ensure the wine keeps
the cork wet. Some say that this causes the classic
smell of “cork” in wine. In actual fact, keeping the
cork in contact with the wine enhances its elasticity
This is an essential part of the bottle: the quality of
the cork, selected by the wine-maker, is very
important in the ageing process of the wine itself.
The conditions of the cork, including corks in
bottled wine, depend solely on the process and
storage standards used by the manufacturer or
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Switching on the appliance
Starting up the appliance
All controls are on the outside of the appliance.
Plug in the appliance to start it running and set the thermostat located on the front panel to the required
temperature; a green indicator light will come on showing the appliance is on.
The product has an internal light that switches on automatically when the door is opened (models with metal
door) or it can be turned on and off when needed by pressing the button located on the control panel
(models with glass door).
Adjusting the temperature
1. To ensure the appliance functions correctly, set the thermostat as explained in section “Introduction to
wine” (page 15).
2. To adjust the temperature in the compartment, turn the thermostat control knob:
• to MIN for the LEAST COLD internal temperatures;
• to MED for a MEDIUM temperature;
• to MAX for the COLDEST temperature.
Thermostat set to z: appliance functions and interior light have been interrupted but the the cellar is still
powered on.
The ambient air temperature, frequency of door opening and the position of the appliance can affect internal
temperatures. These factors must be taken into account when setting the thermostat.
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Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug
the appliance from the mains or disconnect the
electrical power supply.
The wine cellar has a fully automatic defrosting
• Droplets of water on the rear wall of the appliance indicate
that the periodic automatic defrost cycle is in progress.
The defrost water is automatically routed to a drain outlet
and into a container from which it evaporates.
• Clean the defrost water drain outlet regularly using the tool
supplied with the appliance in order to ensure defrost
water is removed correctly.
• Clean the condenser at the rear of the appliance regularly
with a vacuum cleaner or a brush.
If necessary...
1. Empty the wine cellar.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
3. Leave the door partly open (approx. 3-4 mm) to prevent
the formation of mould, unpleasant odours and oxidation.
4. Clean the appliance.
• Clean the inside regularly with a sponge dampened in warm
water and/or neutral detergent. Rinse and dry with a soft
cloth. Do not use abrasive products.
• Clean the outside with a soft damp cloth. Do not use
abrasive products, scourers, stain-removers (e.g. acetone,
trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Clean the outside of the glass with a standard glass-cleaning
detergent but with a damp cloth only on the inside to
prevent detergents from interfering with the proper
storage of the wine.
Active carbons
In addition to temperature, air quality is also vital in wine
storage. The active carbon filter is essential in filtering the
external air, thereby assuring an adequate supply of clean air,
free of dust and odours (Fig. C1).
The filter can be replaced with one of the same type available
at our After-sales Service.
Rack cleaning
Use a damp cloth to clean the oak racks.
Be careful not to damage the rubber seal when removing the
rack from the appliance. To that end, open the door fully.
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1. The appliance is not working.
Is there a power failure?
Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
Is the double-pole switch on?
Has the fuse blown?
Is the power cord damaged?
Is the thermostat set to z (Stop)?
2. The internal temperature is not low
• Is the door shut properly?
• Are the bottles preventing the door from
closing properly?
• Is the appliance installed near a heat source?
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
• Are the air circulation vents blocked?
3. The temperature inside the wine
cellar is too low.
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
4. The appliance is excessively noisy.
• Has the appliance been installed correctly?
• Are the pipes at the back touching or
5. Water collects at the bottom of the
• Is the defrost water drain blocked?
Gurgling and hissing noises due to expansion
in the refrigerant circuit are normal.
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself with
the help of the “Troubleshooting guide”.
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If it has not,
disconnect the appliance from the power
supply and wait for about an hour before
switching on again.
3. If the problem persists after this course of
action, contact After-sales Service.
• the nature of the problem,
• the model,
• the Service number (the number after the
word SERVICE on the rating plate on the
inside of the appliance),
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
The direction of door opening can be changed.
If this operation is performed by After-sales
Service it is not covered by the warranty.
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• Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a
hot environment, direct exposure to the sun or installation
near heat sources (heaters, radiators, cookers) will increase
power consumption and should therefore be avoided.
• If this is not possible, the following minimum distances must
be respected:
• 30 cm from coal or paraffin stoves;
• 3 cm from electric and/or gas stoves.
• Fit the spacers on the rear of the condenser at the back of the
appliance (see figure).
• To optimize appliance efficiency, leave a 5 cm gap above the
appliance and make sure that adjacent kitchen units are
sufficiently distanced to allow air circulation.
• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated place, and ensure
it is level, using the front adjustment feet if necessary.
• Clean the interior.
• Fit the accessories.
Electrical connection
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance
with local regulations.
• Voltage and power consumption are indicated on the rating
plate inside the appliance.
• Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The Manufacturer declines all liabilities for injury to
persons or animals or damage to property resulting
from failure to observe these regulations.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the
socket replaced by a qualified electrician.
• Do not use extension leads or adapters.
Disconnecting the appliance
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance by unplugging it
or by means of a two-pole switch fitted upline of the socket.
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1) For Great Britain only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a BS 1363A
13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type of plug use an
A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and if the
fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used until a correct
replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or the
colour embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local electrical
2) For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will frequently
apply, but a third type of plug and socket is also used, the
2-pin, side earth type.
3) Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please
contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction. Please do not
attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be
carried out by a qualified Whirlpool technician in compliance
with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety