Blomberg FNT 1670 XT Instruction manual

FNT 1670 XT
GB Index
Safety first /1
Technical Features /1
Electrical requirements /2
Transportation instructions /2
Installation instructions /2
Temperature control and adjustment /3
Before operating /3
Indicator lights /4
Storing frozen food /4
Freezing fresh food /4
Fast freeze /4
Making ice cubes /5
Defrosting /5
Getting to know your appliance /5
Cleaning and care /6
Repositioning the door /7
Do’s and don’ts /7
Trouble - shooting /8
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Instruction Manual
Congratulations on your choice of a
Appliance, designed to give you many years of service.
Safety first!
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply
until all packing and transit protectors have been removed.
• Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching
on, to allow compressor oil to settle, if transported
• If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or
latch fitted to the door, ensure that it is left in a safe
condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
• This appliance must only be used for its intended
purpose i.e. the storing and freezing of edible foodstuff.
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. Your
appliance contains non CFC substances in the insulation
which are flammable. We suggest you contact your local
authority for information on disposal and available
• We do not recommend use of this appliance in an
unheated, cold room. (e.g. garage, conservatory, annex,
shed, out-house etc.)
To obtain the best possible performance and trouble free
operation from your appliance it is very important to
read these instructions carefully. Failure to observe these
instructions may invalidate your right to free service
during the guarantee period.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place for easy
Technical Features
Width (cm)
Depth (cm)
Height (cm)
Total Gross Volume (lt. / cu.ft.)
Total Net Volume (lt. / cu.ft.)
Climate Class / Star Rating
Energy Efficiency Class
System Cooling Gas
232 / 8,5
210 / 7,5
208-220 V AC, 50 Hz.
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Electrical requirements
• Make sure that the mains cable is not caught
under the appliance during and after moving,
as this could damage the cable.
• Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
Before inserting the plug into the wall socket
make sure that the voltage and the frequency
shown in the rating plate inside the appliance
corresponds to your electricity supply.
Ensure that the plug remains readily accessible.
Do not use multiple adapter bar or extension
Warning! This appliance must be
Repairs to electrical equipment should only be
performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect
repairs carried out by an unqualified person
carry risks that may have critical consequences
for the user of the appliance.
Installation instructions
1. Do not keep your appliance in a room where
the temperature is likely to fall below 10 ° C
at night and/or especially in winter, as it is
designed to operate in ambient temperatures
between +10 and +43 ° C. At lower
temperatures the appliance may not operate,
resulting in a reduction in the storage life of
the food.
2. Do not place the appliance near cookers or
radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will cause
extra strain on the appliance's functions. If
installed next to a source of heat or freezer,
maintain the following minimum side clearances:
From Cookers 30 mm
From Radiators 300 mm
From Freezers 25 mm
3. Make sure that sufficient room is provided
around the appliance to ensure free air
• Put the back airing lid to the back of your
refrigerator to set the distance between the
refrigerator and the wall.
4. The appliance should be positioned on a
smooth surface. The two front feet can be
adjusted as required. To ensure that your
appliance is standing upright adjust the two
front feet by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise,
until firm contact is secured with the floor.
Correct adjustment of feet prevents excessive
vibration and noise.
5. Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to
prepare your appliance for use.
1. The appliance should be transported only
in upright position. The packing as supplied
must be intact during transportation.
2. If during the course of transport the appliance,
has been positioned horizontally, it must not
be operated for at least 4 hours, to allow the
system to settle.
3. Failure to comply with the above instructions
could result in damage to the appliance, for
which the manufacturer will not be liable for.
4. The appliance must be protected against
rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.
• Care must be taken while cleaning/carrying
the appliance not to touch the bottom of the
condenser metal wires at the back of the
appliance, as this could cause injury to fingers
and hands.
• Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your
appliance as it is not designed for such use.
You could injure yourself or damage the
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Before operating
Temperature control
and adjustment
Final Check
Before you start using the freezer check that:
1. The feet have been adjusted for perfect
2. The interior is dry and air can circulate freely
at the rear.
3. The interior is clean as recommended under
4. The plug is inserted into the wall socket and
the electricity supply is switched on. Avoid
accidental disconnection by taping over the
Operating temperatures are controlled by the
electronic thermostat knob and may be set any
position between MIN and MAX (coldest
position) (Fig. 2). Max position is -24 °C.
The normal storage temperature of your
appliance should be -18 °C (0 °F). Lower
temperatures can be obtained by adjusting the
thermostat knob towards Position Max.
Please remember that each time the door is
opened cold air escapes and the internal
temperature rises. Therefore never leave the
door open and ensure it is closed immediately
after food is put in or removed.
And note that:
5. You will hear a noise as the compressor/fan
starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within
the refrigeration system may also make some
noise, whether the compressor is running or
not. This is quite normal.
6. If you are going to freeze fresh food, you
must press the fast-freeze button.
7. We recommend setting the thermostat knob
at -18 ° C and monitoring the temperature to
ensure the appliance maintains desired storage
temperatures (see section "Temperature control
and adjustment").
8. Do not load the appliance immediately after
it is switched on. Wait until the correct storage
temperature has been reached. We recommend
that you check the temperature with an accurate
thermometer (see; Temperature Control and
9. If you find the freezer door difficult to open
just after you have closed it, don’t worry. This
is due to the pressure difference which will
equalize and allow the door to open normally
after a few minutes.
10. You will hear a vacuum sound just after
closing the door. This is quite normal.
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Indicator lights
Storing frozen food
There are three coloured indicator lights located
inside the appliance which show the operating
mode of the freezer (Fig. 2).
Your freezer is suitable for the long-term storage
of commercially frozen foods and also can be
used to freeze and store fresh food.
Important Note:
Amber Indicator (1)
Illuminates when the fast-freeze button (4)
is depressed and stays on for 34 hrs until the
fast-freeze option is automatically de-activated;
unless the button is depressed.
If there is a power failure, do not open the door
in order to preserve interior temperature. Frozen
food should not be affected if the failure lasts
for less than 10 hours. If the failure is longer,
then the food should be checked and either
eaten immediately or cooked and then
Green Indicator (2)
Illuminates when the appliance is connected to
the mains and will glow as long as there is
electricity present. The green indicator does
not give any indication of the temperature inside
the freezer.
Freezing fresh food
Please observe the following instructions to
obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too much fresh food at the same
time. The quality of the food is best preserved
when it is frozen quickly.
The maximum amount of fresh food that can
be frozen in 24 hrs. should not exceed the
freezing capacity of your appliance.
Please avoid loading hot food into your
Red Indicator (3)
Red indicator light has a built-in delay.
Once swicthed on, it will not come on for
24 hours.
This indicator will glow when the internal
temperature rises above -9°C and it will
automatically de-activeted when the internal
temperature rises below -9°C
Do not close air flow channels while looding.
Fast freeze
Thermostat knob (5)
The thermostat knob is located on the indicator
light frame.
If large amounts of fresh food is going to be
frozen, push the fast freeze switch 8 hrs. before
putting the fresh food in the fast freeze
When you press the fast-freeze switch, there
may be a short delay before the compressor
starts to operate. This is normal and not a
compressor fault.
It is strongly recommended to keep fast freeze
switch on for 24 hrs. to freeze maximum amount
of fresh food declared as freezing capacity.
Take special care not to mix frozen
food and fresh food.
- E0 blinks on display if there is a freezer sensor
- E1 blinks on display if there is a defrost sensor
When fast freeze switch is on -27 ° C will flash
for 5 seconds on display (6). Fast-freeze
operation is for freezing fresh food (see Freezing
Fresh Food, section).
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Making ice cubes
Getting to know your
(Fig 3)
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and
place it in the freezer. Loosen frozen trays with
a spoon handle or a similar implement; never
use sharp-edged objects such as knives or forks.
(Fig. 1)
1.Control Panel
2.Flap (Fast-Freeze compartment)
3.Ice cube tray & Ice bank
4.Big drawer (190 mm. height)
5.Big drawer (250 mm. height)
6.Small drawer (190 mm. height)
7.Air grille
8.Adjustable front feet
9.Slim pack storage pocket
The appliance defrosts automatically. The water
drams into a reservoir at the back of the
appliance and evaporates automatically through
the compressor heat.
Ensure that the reservoir is fixed properly above
the compressor.
(190 mm. height)
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Cleaning and care
• Lift it up.
• Clean and wipe it dry
• Reassemble, reversing the sequence and
12. To remove a drawer, pull it as far as
possible, tilt it upwards and then pull it out
1. We recommend that you switch off the
appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug before cleaning.
2. Never use any sharp instruments or abrasive
substances, soap, household cleaner, detergent
or wax polish for cleaning.
3. Use lukewarm water to clean the cabinet of
the appliance and wipe it dry.
4. Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution of
one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to one
pint of water to clean the interior and wipe it
5. Make sure that no water enters the temperature
control box.
6. If the appliance is not going to be used for
a long period of time, switch it off, remove all
food, clean it and leave the door ajar.
7. We recommend that you polish the metal
parts of the product (i.e. door exterior, cabinet
sides) with a silicone wax (car polish) to protect
the high quality paint finish.
8. Any dust that gathers on the condenser,
which is located at the back of the appliance,
should be removed once a year with a vacuum
9. Check door seals regularly to ensure they
are clean and free from food particles.
10. Never:
• Clean the appliance with unsuitable material;
e.g. petroleum based products.
• Subject it to high temperatures in any way,
• Scour, rub etc., with abrasive material.
11. Make sure that the special plastic container
at the back of the appliance which collects
defrost water is clean at all times. If you want
to remove the tray to clean it, follow the
instructions below:
• Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug
• Gently crimp the stud on the compressor,
using a pair of pliers, so that the tray can be
Repositioning the door
Proceed in numerical order (Fig. 4).
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Don’t- Leave the door open for long periods,
as this will cause electricity waste and
excessive ice formation.
Don’t- Use sharp-edged objects such as knives
or forks to remove the ice.
Put hot food into the freezer. Let it cool
down first.
Don't- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans
containing carbonated liquids into the
freezer, as they may burst.
Don't- Store poisonous or dangerous
substances in the freezer. Your freezer
has been designed for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
Don't- Exceed the maximum freezing capacity
when freezing fresh food.
Don't- Consume ice-cream and water ices
direct from the freezer. The low
temperature may cause 'freezer burns'
on lips.
Don't- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don't- Try to keep frozen food which has
thawed; it should be eaten within 24
hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don't- Remove items from the freezer with wet
Don't- Close the door before replacing the
fast-freeze compartment cover.
Don't- Remove the plastic cover on the rear
Don't- Damage the pipes on the appliance.
Do’s and don’ts
Do- Check contents of the freezer at regular
Do- Clean your freezer regularly (See
Do- Keep food for as short a time as
possible and adhere to "Best Before"
and "Use By" dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given
on the packets.
Do- Always choose high quality fresh food
and be sure it is thoroughly clean before
you freeze it.
Do- Prepare fresh food for freezing in small
portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do- Wrap all foods in aluminium foil or
freezer quality polyethylene bags and
make sure any air is excluded.
Do- Wrap frozen food immediately after
purchasing and put it in to the freezer
as soon as possible.
Do- Separate food in the compartments and
complete the contents card. This will
enable you to find food quickly and
avoid excessive door opening. This will
save electricity.
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Trouble - shooting
If the appliance does not operate when switched
on, check;
• That the plug is inserted properly in the socket
and that the power supply is on. (To check the
power supply to the socket, plug in another
• Whether the fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch has been
turned off.
• That the temperature control has been set
• That the new plug is wired correctly, if you
have changed the fitted, moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating at all after
above checks, contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the unit.
Please ensure that above checks have been
done, as a charge will be made if no fault is