BLE360SS
Refrigerator
USER MANUAL FOR YOUR BAUMATIC
BLE360SS
Refrigerator
You will be mine
NOTE: This User Instruction Manual contains important
information, including safety & installation points, which will
enable you to get the most out of your appliance. Please keep it
in a safe place so that it is easily available for future reference. for
you or any person not familiar with the operation of the appliance.
DD 05/10/06
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Contents
Environmental note
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Important safety information
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Specifications of your refrigerator
Description of the appliance
Description of the product features
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Using your Baumatic refrigerator
Before switching on
During first use
Control panel
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
The digital display
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Arranging and storing food in your refrigerator
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Cleaning and maintenance
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
Replacing the light bulb
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Installation
Electrical connection
Positioning
Reversing the door of your appliance
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Troubleshooting
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Baumatic Ltd. Conditions of guarantee
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Contact details
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Environmental note
Note: Before discarding an old appliance, switch off and
disconnect it from the power supply. Cut off and render any plug
useless. Cut the cable off directly behind the appliance to prevent
misuse. This should be undertaken by a competent person. Disable
the door lock to make sure that children cannot get stuck inside
the appliance.
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Important safety information
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Baumatic.
Please make sure that you read this instruction booklet
before attempting to install or use the appliance. If
you are unsure of any of the information contained in
this booklet, please contact the Baumatic Technical
Department.
IMPORTANT: Any installation work must be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Use of the appliance
o Your appliance is only designed to be used in the
home. It is suitable for storing food that needs to
be chilled and refrigerated. If it is used for any
other purpose or it is not used correctly, then
Baumatic Ltd. Will accept no liability for any
damage that may be caused.
o Altering the specification of the appliance must not be attempted
for reasons of safety.
Before using your appliance
o Check the appliance for any signs of transport damage. If you
notice any damage, then you should not connect your appliance
to your mains supply and should contact your retailer.
Refrigerant
o Your appliance contains R600a refrigerant, which is a natural gas
that does not contain CFCs that can damage the environment.
However it is a flammable substance, therefore care should be
taken:
ƒ During the transportation and installation of the
appliance, make sure that the refrigeration pipework
does not get damaged.
ƒ If it does become damaged then sources of ignition
and open flames should be avoided. Also the room
that the appliance is situated in should be thoroughly
ventilated.
o Do not place any objects on top of the appliance,
as this may damage the table top.
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Child safety
o Packaging material should be kept away from
children.
o Children should not be allowed to touch the
controls or play with the appliance.
General safety
o Do not pull on the power supply cable to remove the plug from
your mains supply socket.
o Do not pull out or insert the plug with wet hands.
o Do not attempt to use your appliance outdoors or
any place where it is likely to come into contact
with the elements.
o Before cleaning the appliance or performing
maintenance work, ensure that the appliance has been
disconnected from your mains supply.
o Never allow the back coils of the appliance to come into contact
with the wall surface.
o Always ensure that the location where you are installing your
appliance is free of stored items such as papers and other
flammable materials.
o Never block the ventilation openings of the appliance, either on
the inside or its exterior.
o It is vital to keep your appliance well ventilated,
so that there is proper air flow between the
bottom of the unit and the plinth/kick plate
which it is sitting on.
o Do not place electrical devices inside of the appliance, such as
mixers and electric ice cream makers.
Service
You should not attempt to repair the appliance
yourself, as this could cause injury or a more serious
malfunction. If you require a service call then please
contact the Baumatic Service Department.
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Specifications of your refrigerator
Congratulations on purchasing a Baumatic refrigerator
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Automatic defrost
Adjustable thermostat
Electronic control
2 Egg racks
2 Butter compartments
Bottle rack
5 General racks
4 Safety glass shelves
Salad crisper
Reversible door
Adjustable feet
Stainless steel front and sides
Dimensions of appliance*
Height:
Width:
Depth:
1800 mm
600 mm
640 mm
Energy efficiency class
Energy class:
A
* Please refer to the installation instructions for more specific
information on the size of aperture that you will require.
IMPORTANT: When you install your appliance it is important to bear
in mind its climatic rating.
o In order to find out the climatic rating of your appliance, you
should check the rating plate.
o The rating plate is located on the front left edge of the inside of
the fridge section.
o You will need to open the door of your appliance to be able to
find it.
o The rating plate will indicate the ambient temperature range that
your appliance will function correctly within.
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Description of the appliance
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Control panel
Fan*
Interior light
Shelf (adjustable height)
Foldable egg rack (closed- 6 eggs, open- 12 eggs).
Crisper drawer with pull out guides
Door shelves
Twin row bottle rack with safety holder*
Defrost water outlet
Adjustable feet
Wheels*
* Certain models only
o Pull out guide drawers are extracted by lifting the rear end and
pulling out at an angle under 45 degrees. You need to reinsert
them the opposite way, to put a pull out guide drawer back into
position.
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Description of the product features
1) Shelves
o The shelves may be placed in any of the guide slots within the
interior of the appliance. They are protected from sliding out.
o To remove a shelf: Take off all of the items that are stored on
the shelf that you want to remove. Then lift the front of the shelf
and carefully pull it out of the grooves.
o Certain models are equipped with a wire bottle rack, this is
protected from being pulled out whilst bottles are stored in it.
o It can only be removed with no bottles in it, by lifting the front
section and pulling it towards you.
o Place the bottle rack in the appliance, in such a way that it does
not obstruct the closing of the door.
The maximum load of the rack is 9 bottles of 0.75 litres, or 13
kilograms of total mass.
2) Defrost water outlet
o The interior of the refrigerator is cooled by the cooling plate that
is on the rear wall. Beneath this there is a channel and an outlet
for the defrost water.
o It is important that this channel never becomes clogged (see
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment for a detailed
explanation of how to keep the channel clear).
3) Crisper drawers and cover
o The crisper drawer is in the bottom of your refrigerator and there
is a cover that goes over it.
o The cover helps to prevent fruit and vegetables from drying out
prematurely.
4) Upper door shelves
o The door liner holds various shelves, that are suitable for storing
eggs, cheese, butter and yogurt. As well as smaller packages,
tubes, cans etc.
5) Bottle shelf
o The lower shelf should be used for storing reasonably sized
bottles.
IMPORTANT: NONE OF THE SHELVES THAT SIT IN THE DOOR
SHOULD BE OVERLOADED, AS THIS WILL DRASTICALLY
REDUCE THEIR WORKING LIFE.
6) Fan (certain models only)
o The fan is located under the ceiling or hidden behind the rear
panel of the refrigerator. This ensures even distribution of
temperature and reduces condensation on the storage racks.
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Using your Baumatic refrigerator
Before switching on
o Make sure that it has been installed by a suitably qualified
person, as per the information contained in Baumatic’s
installation instructions.
o After delivery, wait for eight hours before connecting the
appliance to your mains supply. This will allow any refrigerant
gasses that may have been disturbed during the transportation
process, are allowed to settle.
o The outside of the appliance and the removable accessories
contained within it, should be cleaned with a solution of liquid
detergent and water.
o The interior of the appliance should be cleaned
with a solution of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in
lukewarm water. The interior and accessories
should be thoroughly dried, after the cleaning
process has been completed.
o There can be an odour when you first switch on the appliance. It
will lessen as the appliance starts to cool.
During first use
o When you first switch on the appliance, the compressor will run
continuously for approximately 24 hours or until the refrigerator
reaches a cool enough temperature.
o During this period of time, you should try not to open the door
frequently or place a large amount of food within the appliance.
o If the unit is switched off or unplugged, you must allow at least 5
minutes before restarting the appliance on the thermostat or
connecting it to your mains supply.
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Control panel
o A: Temperature selector and ON/OFF button
o B: Green LED (illuminates when the appliance is switched on)
o C: Digital temperature display Indicates the actual freezer
temperature inside the appliance, from -16°C to -24°C*
* Certain models only.
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
You switch on your appliance by connecting it to your
mains supply and setting the thermostat. The
thermostat is located on the right hand side of the
control panel.
o The appliance is switched on by turning dial A
towards the Max position.
o The green LED will come on when the dial moves
past Min.
o The appliance is switched off when the arrow on
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the dial points to the ON/OFF symbol
However the appliance is still under mains power.
o The thermostat automatically regulates the temperature inside
the fridge, depending on what position you have turned the
thermostat control knob to.
o Position
cool.
means that the appliance is switched off and will not
o Position Min will give you a higher temperature inside the fridge.
o Position Max will give you a lower temperature inside the fridge
o Ideally the thermostat should be set to the Eco position.
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o The fridge section can cool down to just above 0°C.
o IMPORTANT: The ambient temperature of the room,
the temperature of food and the amount of food that
has been placed in the refrigerator and how often the
door is opened, will all affect the temperature being
maintained by the appliance.
o On the maximum setting (position Max), your refrigerator will
work harder to maintain a lower temperature. There is no need
to run your appliance on this setting for prolonged periods and
you should return the thermostat knob to the Eco position.
The digital display
o On models with a digital display, when you
are adjusting the thermostat position, the
display will flash and indicate the set
temperature.
o When the flashing stops, the setting of the
temperature is complete and it is stored in
the appliance’s memory.
o Please allow time for the appliance to
reduce down to the desired temperature.
o Each time the appliance is switched on for the first time, the
digital display indicates a temperature of +9°C and flashes
o This value will remain on the display until the actual temperature
in the appliance drops below +9°C.
o The flashing will then stop and the digital display will indicate the
actual temperature within the refrigerator.
Arranging and storing food in your refrigerator
o Warm food or evaporating liquids should not be stored in your
refrigerator, as this will increase the humidity inside of the
appliance.
o All foods should be wrapped or covered, this is particularly
important if the food has a strong flavour. You should use
polythene bags or sheets, aluminium foil, wax paper. Liquids
should be stored in covered containers or bottles.
o To maximise the space inside of your refrigerator, any excessive
packaging on the food should be removed.
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o Quickly perishable food should be stored at the back of the
refrigerator, which is the coldest part of the appliance.
o No food items should be allowed to come into contact with the
back wall of the refrigerator.
o Make sure that you arrange food in such a way that the door can
close completely. Particular attention should be given to bottles
that may protrude when placed on shelves inside the main
section of the refrigerator.
o Some organic solutions, such as the oils in lemon/orange peel
and acid in butter, can cause damage to the plastic parts
contained inside of the refrigerator.
o Do not open the refrigerator door too often or leave the door
open for long periods of time, as this will increase the
temperature inside of the appliance.
o Meat should be wrapped in polythene bags and then placed on
the glass shelf above the salad drawers.
(Meat should only be stored in this manner for one or two
days at the most).
o Cold dishes/cooked food should be covered and can be placed
on any shelf.
o Fruit and vegetables should be cleaned thoroughly and placed
in the salad drawers.
o Cheese and butter should be placed in airtight containers, or
they can be wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene bags. As
much air as possible should be removed from the bags.
o Milk bottles should have a cap on them and be stored on the
bottle shelf that sits in the door.
o Garlic, potatoes, onions and bananas should only be
stored in a refrigerator IF they are stored in airtight
containers.
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Cleaning and maintenance
WARNING: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR
APPLIANCE IS DISCONNECTED FROM
YOUR MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN IT.
o Do not clean the appliance by pouring water onto
it or spraying water over it.
o The refrigerator compartment should be cleaned
periodically, using a solution of bicarbonate of soda
and lukewarm water.
o Clean the accessories separately with soap and water.
Do not clean them in a dishwasher.
o Do not sure abrasive products, detergents or soaps.
o After washing the appliance, wipe over the area that you have
cleaned with a damp cloth and then dry it thoroughly.
o When cleaning is complete, dry your hands and then reconnect
the plug to your mains supply.
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
o Defrosting occurs automatically in the refrigerator section during
operation. The defrost water is collected by the evaporating tray
and evaporates automatically.
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o The evaporating tray and defrost water drain hole should be
cleaned periodically with the defrost drain plug. This will prevent
water from collecting in the bottom of the refrigerator, instead of
flowing down the defrost drainage channel and drain hole.
o You can also pour a small amount of water down the drain hole
to clean inside of it.
o You should be careful to make sure that food packages do not
touch the rear wall of the appliance, as this can interrupt the
automatic defrosting process and deflect water into the base of
your refrigerator.
o If excessive ice deposits form on the back wall of the refrigerator
(larger than 3-5 mm), then you should switch off the appliance
using the thermostat dial. You should leave the appliance off
until the ice deposits have melted.
Replacing the light bulb
WARNING: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR
APPLIANCE IS DISCONNECTED FROM
YOUR MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE
ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE THE LIGHT
BULB.
o Using a screwdriver remove the cover.
o The bulb that you should use is an E14 max, which is the same
as the bulb originally fitted by the factory.
o Please dispose of the bulb correctly.
o The light bulb is not covered by Baumatic’s guarantee.
o Replace the light cover and after waiting five minutes, reconnect
your plug to your mains supply.
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Installation
IMPORTANT: Before installation and usage,
read all the instructions and make sure that the
voltage (V) and the frequency (Hz) indicated on
the rating plate are exactly the same as the
voltage and frequency in your home. The rating
plate can be found on the front left edge of the
inside of the refrigerator.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility in the event of the installer
failing to observe all the accident prevention regulations in force,
which are necessary for normal use and the regular operation of the
electric system.
Electrical connection
YOUR REFRIGERATOR IS INTENDED FOR FITTED
AND PERMANENT INSTALLATION.
We recommend that the appliance is connected by a
qualified electrician, who is a member of the N.I.C.E.I.C.
and who will comply with the I.E.E. and local regulations.
o Your refrigerator comes supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. If in
future you need to change the fuse in this plug, then a 13 amp
ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
o The wiring in the mains lead is coloured as follows:
Brown
Live
Blue
Neutral
Green and yellow
Earth
o As the colours of the wires in the appliance’s mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your spur box, please proceed as follows:
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked “L”
(live), or coloured red.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked “N”
(neutral), or coloured black.
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
marked “E” (earth), or by the earth symbol, or coloured green
and yellow.
o When the connection is completed, no stray strands or cut wire
should be present. The cord clamp must be secured over the
outer sheath.
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Positioning
o It is advisable that your appliance is only installed in a location
where the ambient temperature of the room, corresponds with
the climate classification that is stated on the rating plate of your
appliance. Your appliance may not function correctly if the
ambient temperature falls outside of the following ranges.
Climate classification Appropriate ambient temperature
SN
+10 to +32 degrees centigrade
N
+16 to +32 degrees centigrade
ST
+10 to +38 degrees centigrade
T
+18 to +43 degrees centigrade
o Positioning the appliance requires two persons in order to avoid
injuries or damage to the appliance.
o Your appliance should not be located in direct sunlight or
exposed to continuous heat or extremes of temperature (e.g.
next to a radiator or boiler).
o You should check whether there is an electrical socket available,
which will be accessible after your appliance is installed.
o Place the appliance flatly and firmly on a solid base. The
appliance is fitted with adjustable feet on the front side, used to
level the appliance.
o The rear side of the appliance is fitted with wheels which
facilitate the positioning of the appliance into its final location.
o Anything positioned above the appliance must be at least 5 cm
away to allow sufficient cooling of the condenser. You must allow
a 15mm gap to the rear of the appliance.
o Avoid exposing the appliance to direct sunlight or heat sources.
If this is not feasible, then you should install an insulation plate
between the appliance and the adjacent heat source.
o The bottom front corners of your appliance are fitted with
handles to facilitate moving. The appliance may stand
independently or adjacent to a cupboard or wall.
o Be sure to leave enough space for the opening of the door, to
avoid damage to the appliance or personal injury. Also leave
ample space for extracting shelves. (see diagram on the next
page).
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Reversing the door of your appliance
Caution! After unscrewing any of the fixing
hinges, hold the door to prevent it from falling
and causing damage.
Any parts that you remove from the appliance whilst
reversing the door, should be retained for later use.
Required tools; socket spanner number. 8, screwdriver, torque
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o Remove the upper hinge cover from both sides of the appliance.
o WHILST SUPPORTING THE DOOR, unscrew upper hinge
screws and remove the upper door from the middle hinge.
o On the bottom side of the upper door unscrew the swing stopper
screws and remove the stopper (A). Fix the attached stopper
with its bearing on the opposite side of the door.
o Unscrew the forced door closure system (B) and fix it to the
opposite side of the door (certain models only).
o Unscrew the middle hinge
screws and remove the
door from the bottom
hinge.
o Unscrew the leg holder
fixing screws.
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o Tilt the appliance backward at a maximum angle of 35°. Unscrew
the leg support screws (C) - left and right, and remove the leg
support cover (D). Then place it on the opposite side.
o Unscrew, remove and then replace the position of the end switch
(E) and decorative peg (F) (for models with forced door closing
system).
o Unscrew the three screws fixing the bottom hinge and then fix
the bottom hinge on the opposite side.
o To fit the door on the opposite side of the freezer proceed with
the above procedure in reverse.
Troubleshooting
IMPORTANT: If your refrigerator appears not to be
operating properly, before contacting the Baumatic
Service Department, please refer to the checklist
below.
My fridge does not appear to be working/there is no
power to my appliance.
o Check that the plug is fully inserted into the power socket.
o Check that there is power to your mains supply (e.g. that there
hasn’t been a power cut or that the fuse hasn’t blown).
o Check that the thermostat inside the appliance has not been
turned to the off position.
o Check that your mains supply voltage, corresponds to the
voltage stated on the rating plate of your appliance.
My fridge appears to be performing poorly
o Check that the appliance isn’t overloaded and that food hasn’t
been packed too tightly into it.
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o The thermostat setting is too low, you should turn the
thermostat up higher.
o Ensure that the door is closing properly and that the door has
not been opened for a prolonged period in error.
o Ensure that there is adequate ventilation for your appliance.
My fridge works continuously without intermittent
stoppages.
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The ambient temperature is too high.
Frequent opening of the door/door is open for too long.
Door not closed properly
An excessive quantity of fresh food has been inserted at once.
Check that there is sufficient ventilation around the appliance.
o The refrigerator sensor (A) has fresh
food crammed around it. Free the
sensor and allow air to circulate
around it.
My fridge is noisy
o The refrigerant gas that circulates the pipework of the appliance
may make a slight noise, even if the compressor is not running.
o If the noise worsens or the appliance gets louder than normal;
check that it is leveled off correctly, that nothing is touching the
rear of the fridge and that nothing placed inside the appliance is
rattling.
Ice has formed on the inner back wall of my fridge
o Check that food has not been pushed too far back inside the
appliance, so that it is in contact with the inner back wall.
o Frequent opening of the door/door is open for too long.
o Door not closed properly, check the door gasket is sealing correctly.
o Hot food has been placed inside the refrigerator.
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There is water in the base of the fridge or leaking out
of my fridge.
o Follow the “Defrosting the refrigerator compartment” section on
page 14-15.
The green LED is flashing
o Contact the Baumatic Service Department on telephone number
0118 933 6911.
An error code of E1 appears on the digital display
o Contact the Baumatic Service Department on telephone number
0118 933 6911.
Troubleshooting helpful hint
o If the above hints do not seem to cure the difficulty that you are
facing, then you should turn the thermostat dial to the off
position and disconnect the power cord from your mains supply.
o Wait ten minutes and then reconnect the appliance to your
mains supply and turn the thermostat dial back to it’s normal
operating position (ECO).
If your appliance is still not working
correctly, then please contact the Baumatic
Service Department on telephone number
0118 933 6911.
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Baumatic Ltd. Conditions of Guarantee
Dear Customer,
Your new Baumatic appliance comes complete with a free 12 month guarantee covering both parts and
labour costs resulting from defective materials or workmanship.
Baumatic also gives you the opportunity to automatically extend the guarantee period for a further 12
months at no extra cost, giving an initial guarantee period of 24 months. The extended guarantee period
applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only.
To qualify for your full 24 months guarantee you must register your appliance within 28 days of purchase
to be covered under this guarantee. This can be done online via: www.baumatic.co.uk or through returning
the guarantee card which can be found in each new Baumatic appliance.
* In addition, your appliance is covered by a 5 year parts warranty. Baumatic Ltd will provide free of
charge the parts required to repair the appliance, only if they are fitted by a Baumatic engineer, for any
defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship within a period of 5 years from the original
purchase date.
* An additional 1 to 3 year insurance scheme for labour is available should you wish to extend the
warranty period.
Should any person other than an authorised representative of Baumatic Ltd interfere with the appliance, the
policy is negated and Baumatic Ltd will be under no further liability.
The guarantee covers the appliance for normal domestic use only, unless otherwise stated.
Any claims made under the terms of the guarantee must be supported by the original invoice/bill of sale
issued at the time of purchase.
This guarantee is transferable only with the written consent of Baumatic Ltd.
If the appliance fails and is considered either not repairable or uneconomical to repair during the
manufacturer warranty period, a free of charge replacement will not be offered.
The guarantee for any replacement will only be for the remainder of the guarantee on the original product
purchased.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Sinks and taps
- Failure to comply with the manufacturers instructions for use.
- The replacement of cosmetic components of accessories
- Accidental damage or wilful abuse.
- Subsequent loss or damage owing to the failure of the appliance or electrical supply
- Incorrect installation
- Losses caused by Acts of God, civil war, failure to obtain spare parts, strikes or lockouts
- Filters, fuses, light bulbs, external hoses, damage to bodywork, paintwork, plastic items, covers,
baskets, trays, shelves, burner bases, burner caps, decals, corrosion, rubber seals.
In the course of the work carried out it may be necessary to remove the appliance from it operating
position. Whilst all reasonable care will be taken, Baumatic Ltd cannot accept responsibility for damage
sustained to any property whatsoever in this process.
This guarantee is in addition to and does not diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Contacting Baumatic Ltd
Sales
Service
Spares
TEL: 0118 933 6900
TEL: 0118 933 6911
TEL: 0118 933 6922
FAX: 0118 931 0035
FAX: 0118 986 9124
FAX: 0118 933 6942
For ROI (Republic of Ireland), please contact one of the numbers below:
TEL: 01 – 6266798
FAX: 01 - 6266634
Technical/Advice
0118 933 6933
0118 933 6942
Thanks you for buying Baumatic.
* Applies to UK, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland only (Republic of Ireland has 1 year labour & 1 year parts warranty only)
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Baumatic Ltd
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Headquarters
Baumatic Ltd.
Baumatic Buildings,
6 Bennet Road,
Reading,
Berkshire
RG2 0QX, United Kingdom
Sales Telephone
+44 118 933 6900
Sales Fax
+44 118 931 0035
Service Telephone
+44 118 933 6911
Service Fax
+44 118 986 9124
Spares Telephone
+44 118 933 6922
Technical / Advice Telephone
+44 118 933 6933
E-mail:
sales@baumatic.co.uk
technical@baumatic.co.uk
Http (Internet site):
www.baumatic.com
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