Whirlpool ARC 5200 Troubleshooting guide

Instructions for use
ARC 5200
Whirlpool Switzerland, www.whirlpool.ch
Bauknecht AG, Industriestrasse 36, 5600 Lenzburg, www.bauknecht.ch
Verkauf
Kundendienst
Ersatzteile
Telefon 0848 801 002
Telefon 0848 801 001
Telefon 0848 801 005
Fax 0848 801 017
Fax 0848 801 003
Fax 0848 801 004
verkauf@bauknecht.ch
service@bauknecht.ch
ersatzteilverkauf@bauknecht.ch
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CB 1C
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION SHEET
Refrigerator compartment
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Freezer compartment
1. Rack with adjustable height
(according to model)
• rack inclination is adjustable
• one of the racks has a hinged section
that can be flipped up to
accommodate bottles (if supplied)
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Rack (if supplied) for ice cube trays or
ice packs (depending on model)
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Freezing section
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Ice cube tray
2. Glass separator panel
3. Crisper drawers
4. Refrigerator inner door panel with door
trays
5. Rating plate (at the side of the crisper
drawers)
6. Thermostat control knob/light
11. Defrost water drain
10. Tray/s (depending on model) for storing
frozen foods
12. Freezer inner door panel
C)
Removable plinth
D)
Control panel
Least cold zone
Intermediate temperature zone
Coldest zone
Notes: the number of shelves and the shape of accessories may vary, depending on the model.
All shelves, door trays and racks are removable.
Warning: refrigerator accessories must not be washed in a dishwasher.
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CB 1C
CONTROL PANEL
Controls may be located internally or externally, depending on the model. For all models,
temperature is adjusted by an interior knob.
Version with external controls
1. Main ON/OFF button
2. Power ON green indicator LED
3. Fast freeze yellow indicator LED
4. Fast freeze button
6. Internal light switch
Version with internal controls
4. Yellow indicator led (freezing)
5. Principal thermostat control knob
6. Internal light switch
7. Lamp (max 15W)
To remove the bulb, unscrew in an anti-clockwise
direction as illustrated
8. Thermostat control reference
Thermostat set to z: no refrigeration, no light
Thermostat set to 1: least cold internal temperature
Thermostat set to 5: coldest internal temperature
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Note: the ambient air temperature, the frequency of opening the door 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.
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The average recommended thermostat setting is 2-3.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
BEFORE USING THE REFRIGERATOR
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR
COMPARTMENT
HOW TO OPERATE THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
HOW TO DEFROST THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
AFTER-SALES SERVICE
INSTALLATION
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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BEFORE USING THE REFRIGERATOR
Your new appliance is a combined fridge-freezer
exclusively for domestic use.
The freezer compartment
can be used
for freezing fresh and cooked food, making ice
cubes, and storing frozen and deep-frozen food;
defrosting is a manual procedure. The
refrigerator compartment, which has an
automatic defrost feature, is used for the storage
of fresh food and beverages.
To get the most out of your new appliance,
read the user handbook thoroughly.
The handbook contains a description of the
appliance and useful tips for storing food.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the doors shut properly. Any damage must be
reported to your dealer within 24 hours after
delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours without moving
the appliance before switching on. This will
give the refrigerant circuit time to settle
and operate efficiently.
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 regulations.
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
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. Appliance
The appliance is made using recyclable materials.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
Make the appliance unusable by cutting off the
power cord. The appliance must be delivered to an
authorised collection centre for the recovery of
refrigerant gas.
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Information:
This appliance does not contain CFCs (replaced with
R134a) or HFCs (replaced with R600a - Isobutane).
For more information, refer to the identification data
plate affixed to the appliance.
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PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Use the refrigerator compartment only for
storing fresh food and beverages and use the
freezer compartment only for storing frozen
food, freezing fresh food and making ice cubes.
• Do not cover or obstruct the air vents of the
appliance.
• Do not store liquids in glass containers in the
freezer compartment - danger of bursting.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer
compartment - risk of “cold” burns.
• Do not allow children to play or hide inside the
appliance - risk of becoming trapped and
suffocating.
• Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the
ice packs.
• 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
authorised person.
• After installation, make sure that the refrigerator
is not standing on the power supply cable.
Declaration of conformity
This appliance is intended to come into contact
with foodstuffs and conforms to D.L. 108 of
25.01.1992 (European Directive 89/109/EEC).
Information
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a)
Isobutane is a natural gas with low environmental
impact. Caution is required, however, since
isobutane is flammable. Therefore, it is essential to
ensure that refrigerant pipelines are not damaged.
HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR
COMPARTMENT
This appliance is a refrigerator with a
star freezer
compartment.
Defrosting of the refrigerator compartment is completely
automatic.
Optimal performance is obtained at temperatures between
+16°C and +32°C.
Starting up the appliance
Depending on the model, the appliance features external
controls (A1-A2) or internal controls (B).
For appliances featuring external controls (A1-A2): press the
“ON” button (1).
• The inside light switches on when the refrigerator door is opened.
• Green LED (2) lights up, indicating operation of the appliance.
For appliances featuring internal controls (B), when the appliance
is connected to the mains, the inside light switches on each time the
door is opened (provided that the thermostat is not on z).
Important:
• There is no need to adjust the thermostat knob (5) as the
temperature is factory set to ensure the correct storage
temperature for fresh foods at ambient temperatures
between +20°C and +25°C.
• After being switched on, the refrigerator needs approximately
30 minutes to reach the correct temperature to store a typical
volume of food in the refrigerator compartment.
A1
A2
B
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HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR
COMPARTMENT
To adjust the temperature:
Turn the thermostat control knob (5):
• to the lowest numbers 1-2 for the LEAST COLD internal
temperatures;
• to the highest number - 5 - for the COLDEST internal
temperatures.
To switch off the refrigerator compartment:
Press the appliance “ON” button again (A1) (if provided; if not,
unplug the appliance from the mains)
How to use the refrigerator compartment
Position the food as shown in the figure.
A Cooked food
B Fish, meat
C Fruit and vegetables
D Bottles
E Butter
F Dairy products, cheese
Notes:
• The space between the shelves and the rear wall of the
refrigerator compartment must be unobstructed to allow
circulation of air.
• Do not place food in direct contact with the rear wall of the
refrigerator compartment.
• Do not place hot food in the refrigerator or freezer.
• Store liquids in closed containers.
• Storing vegetables with a high water content can result in
condensation in the crisper drawer: this will not affect the
correct operation of the appliance.
HOW TO OPERATE THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
Important:
• There is no need to adjust the temperature using the
thermostat knob (5) as it has already been factory set to
provide the correct storage temperature of frozen food in the
freezer compartment at ambient temperatures between
+20°C and +25°C.
• After switching on, the freezer compartment takes
approximately 3 hours to reach a suitable temperature for
frozen food storage.
Adjust the temperature if necessary:
Turn the thermostat knob (5):
• towards lower numbers if the temperature within the
compartment is too cold;
• towards higher numbers for colder temperatures.
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HOW TO OPERATE THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
Freezing fresh food
You can use the freezer compartment
to freeze food.
The amount of fresh food that can be frozen in 24 hours, at an
ambient temperature of +25°C, is indicated on the data plate.
How to proceed:
1. Turn the thermostat (5) to position 2-3.
2. If the appliance is provided with a freeze button (4), press it
(yellow LED lights up).
This operation allows to reach the maximum freezing
capacity stated on the rating plate and prevents the
temperature inside the refrigerator compartment from
decreasing excessively during the freezing process.
3. Wrap and seal the food in: aluminium foil, cling film,
watertight plastic bags, polythene containers with lids or
special freezer containers.
4. Place food in the top compartment, leaving enough space
for air to circulate around packs. To speed up the freezing
process and increase the compartment capacity remove the
top basket and the ice pack storage drawer (if provided).
Put the already frozen food into the other drawers and the
food still to be frozen directly onto the refrigerator grid.
5. Fresh food will be completely frozen after 24 hours.
Press the freeze button (4) again to deactivate the function.
Note:
• In the event of a power failure, the freezer compartment
maintains the correct storage temperature as indicated on the
attached sheet.
• In models with one or two ice packs: This temperature can be
maintained for about 25/30 hours.
• Do not open the freezer compartment door during a power
failure.
Important:
The table alongside shows the recommended maximum
storage time for frozen fresh foods.
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen food in
damaged packaging may have deteriorated). If the package is
swollen or has damp patches, it may not have been stored
under optimal conditions and defrosting may have already
begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last and
transport the products in a thermally insulated cool bag.
• Place the items in the freezer compartment as soon as you
get home.
• If food has defrosted even partially, do not re-freeze it.
Consume within 24 hours.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the minimum.
Respect the best-before date on the package.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
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MONTHS
FOOD
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HOW TO OPERATE THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
Making ice cubes
• Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 with water and place it at the bottom
of the freezer compartment. To speed up the ice making
process, place the tray on the bottom of the first drawer
(as shown in the figure) and not on the ice pack rack
(if provided).
• If the tray sticks to the bottom of the compartment, do not
use pointed or sharp instruments to detach it.
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HOW TO DEFROST THE FREEZER
COMPARTMENT
Defrost the freezer compartment once or twice a year,
or when the ice on the walls reaches a thickness of about
3 mm. If possible, defrost the freezer when it is nearly
empty.
1. 24 hours before defrosting, press the fast freeze button (4).
The yellow LED lights up. This brings the foods to the
lowest possible temperature.
2. Remove the food from the freezer, wrap in a newspaper and
group together in a cool place or in a portable cooler.
3. Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply.
4. Remove the ice-cube tray.
5. Remove the baskets.
6. Pull out the defrost water drain from the base of the freezer
compartment.
7. Leave the freezer compartment door open. Remove the
drain plug (depending on model), place a container
(or the lower basket, depending on model) under the drain
to collect the defrost water as shown in the figure.
8. Note: In order to avoid permanent damage to the freezer
interior, do not use sharp or pointed metal instruments to
scrape off ice; do not heat the freezer compartment
artificially. Any damage to the appliance resulting from failure
to observe these instructions is not covered by the guarantee.
9. Clean the freezer compartment using a sponge dampened in
a solution of warm water and neutral detergent. Do not use
abrasive products.
10. Rinse and dry carefully.
11. Reconnect the appliance to the power supply.
12. Refit the drain in place and reposition the baskets.
13. Before putting the food back in the freezer compartment,
press the freeze button (4) again and leave it ON for
approx. 3 hours. For models without freeze button (4),
turn the thermostat knob (5) to position 3 for approx.
4 hours before putting food back in the freezer.
After 4 hours turn the thermostat knob to the habitual
position.
Note: Any increase in temperature of frozen food durin
defrosting can shorten its storage life.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Before carrying out any cleaning operations, unplug the
appliance.
• Clean the inside of the freezer compartment when defrosting.
• Periodically clean the inside of the refrigerator compartment
with a sponge dampened in warm water and/or neutral
detergent. Rinse the interior and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive products.
• Clean the outside with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive
products, scourers, stain-removers (e.g. acetone,
trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Defrosting of the refrigerator compartment is completely
automatic. Some models are provided with a drain hole.
Clean the defrost water drain outlet regularly using the tool
supplied with the appliance. This precaution ensures that
defrost water is removed correctly.
• Periodically clean the condenser (radiator) at the rear
of the appliance and the plinth with a vacuum cleaner
or brush.
Prolonged disuse
1. Empty the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
3. Defrost the freezer compartment, and clean and dry both
compartments.
4. Leave the doors open to prevent formation of unpleasant
odours.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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 in perfect condition?
•Is the thermostat set to z (Stop)?
•Has button 1 been pressed?
2. Temperature inside the compartments is
not low enough.
•Are the doors closed properly?
•Is the appliance installed near a heat source?
•Is the thermostat setting correct?
•Are the air circulation grilles blocked?
•Is the condenser clean?
3. Temperature inside the refrigerator
compartment is too low.
•Is the thermostat setting correct?
4. Water collects at the bottom of the
refrigerator compartment.
•Is the defrost water drain blocked?
•Is the thermostat setting correct?
5. The appliance is excessively noisy.
•Is the appliance in contact with other furniture
or objects?
•Are the pipes at the back touching or
vibrating?
•Has the compressor locking pin been
removed?
6. The inside light is not working.
Perform the checks for problem 1, and then:
•Disconnect the appliance from the mains
power supply.
•Remove the bulb cover.
•Check the bulb and, if necessary, unscrew it
and replace it with a new one. Replace using
maximum 15W bulb.
Notes:
• The front edge of the appliance may be
hot. This prevents the formation of
condensation and is not a defect.
• Gurgling and hissing noises due to
expansion in the refrigerant circuit are
normal.
AFTER-SALES SERVICE
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.
Specify:
• the nature of the problem,
• the model,
• the Service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the data plate on the inside of the
appliance),
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
Note:
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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INSTALLATION
• Install the appliance away from heat sources.
• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated place.
• Ensure that the appliance is level.
Adjust the front feet if necessary.
• Leave at least 5 cm clearance above the appliance.
• The sides of some models are extended at the rear so the
appliance can be placed directly against the rear wall.
Otherwise, fit the spacers (if supplied) on the upper part of
the condenser at the rear of the appliance.
For models without spacer walls, the distance between the
unit and the wall must be at least 4.5 cm.
• Clean the inside (see chapter “How to clean the appliance”).
• Fit the accessories supplied.
• Remove the compressor locking pin (if provided).
Electrical Connection
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance with local
regulations.
• Ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance data plate
corresponds to the domestic supply voltage.
• Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The manufacturer declines all liability for injury to
persons or animals and damage to property resulting
from failure to observe the above regulations.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the
socket replaced by a qualified electrician.
• Do not use extension cables, multiple sockets or adapters.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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.
Important:
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
store.
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
regulations.
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