Whirlpool ARC 6980 Troubleshooting guide

Instructions for use
ARC 6980
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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PRODUCT SHEET
Refrigerator compartment
B.
1. Shelves / Shelf area
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Freezer Compartment
2. Glass separator
9. Rack for ice cube trays or ice packs
(depending on model)
3. Crispers
10. Upper basket (area for freezing)
4. Door trays
11. Compartment for storing frozen/deep
frozen foods
5. Removable bottle retainer
(depending on model)
12. Freezer door
6. Bottle rack
C)
Removable plinth
7. Rating plate
(at the side of the crispers)
D)
Control panel
8. Fan
Least cold zone
Intermediate temperature zone
Coldest zone
Notes: The number of shelves and type of accessories may vary, depending on the model.
All shelves, door trays and racks are removable.
Important: Refrigerator accessories must not be washed in a dishwasher.
The seals fitted to the the doors of the refrigerator can be removed from their channels for cleaning.
If the seal is not properly in place it can be reseated without difficulty, taking care to press the rigid base fully
and firmly into the door channel.
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CONTROL PANEL
6. Fast freeze button; the yellow LED
lights up (7).
1. Refrigerator temperature control knob
with OFF position for refrigerator
compartment.
2. Refrigerator “Supercool/Turbocool”
button; the yellow LED lights up (3).
3. Green LED: indicates refrigerator
compartment operation. Yellow LED:
indicates “Supercool/Turbocool”
operation.
4. Freezer temperature control knob with
appliance general switch off position.
5. Position
of food.
7. Green LED: indicates freezer
compartment operation. Yellow LED:
indicates fast freeze operation.
8. Refrigerator light switch. Pull the switch
to switch off the light. Important: the
appliance is off when the thermostat
knobs are turned to the Off position
and the switch has been pulled.
9. Freezer Red LED temperature alarm.
for freezing small amounts
Fan:
The fan gives more even temperature distribution inside the refrigerator compartment, thus allowing better
conservation of stored food.
Important:
The fan is activated by means of an electronic control. The control automatically activates the fan when it is
necessary.
Do not obstruct the fan intake area (8a) with food.
This appliance is equipped with a system that allows the selection of the freezer
compartment only.
Refrigerator compartment internal temperature control
Thermostat set to 7°/Min: internal temperature least cold
Thermostat set to °C/Max: internal temperature coldest
switches off the refrigerator compartment only.
Thermostat set to Off:
Recommended thermostat setting: 5°/Med.
Freezer compartment internal temperature control
Recommended thermostat setting:
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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.
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internal temperature least cold
Thermostat set to
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Thermostat set to °C/Max: internal temperature coldest
switches off both the refrigerator and the freezer compartments.
Thermostat set to Off:
This product uses a special bulb; to replace do not unscrew. Pull towards the inside
of the appliance.
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Replacing bulbs:
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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 ingest the contents (non-toxic) of the ice
packs (if provided).
• 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 therefrigerator
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
Defrosting of the refrigerator compartment is completely
automatic.
The refrigerator can operate at ambient temperature between
+10° C and +38° C. Optimal performance is obtained at
temperatures between +16° C and +32° C.
Switching on the appliance
• Turn the selector (1) to the position shown on the product
description sheet (recommended by the Manufacturer).
• Green LED (3) lights up, indicating operation of the refrigerator
compartment. In models with one compressor only, also turn
the knob to switch on the appliance (4).
• Turn the knob (1) to Off to switch off the refrigerator
compartment.
• To switch the light off when the door is open, pull the switch (8).
SUPERCOOL/TURBOCOOL FUNCTION
• In order to cool food rapidly, press the button (2): green LED
(3) will become yellow and remain so throughout this
function. To cancel the operation, press the button again.
Important:
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.
CLEANING FUNCTION
By turning the knob (1) to Off it is possible to clean and empty
the refrigerator compartment with the light on. Pull the switch
(8) to switch the light off.
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HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR COMPARTMENT
To adjust the temperature, follow the instructions in the
accompanying chart.
To switch off the refrigerator compartment:
• Turn the knob (1) to Off.
• Pull the light switch (8) if you wish to leave the door open.
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
• Turn the temperature selector (4) to the position shown on
the product description sheet.
• The red LED (9) remains lit (for about 1 hour), until the critical
alarm temperature is reached. The red LED lights up when:
- The appliance is connected to the power supply for the first
time;
- the door of the freezer is open too long;
- the quantity of food loaded into the freezer exceeds that
indicated on the data plate;
- the freezer compartment temperature is too high.
• The green LED (7) lights up when the freezer compartment
is operating.
After switching on, the freezer compartment takes
approximately 3 hours to reach a suitable temperature for
frozen food storage.
To adjust the temperature, follow the instructions in the
accompanying chart.
To switch off the freezer compartment (and the refrigerator
compartment in the models with 1 compressor):
Turn the knob (4) to Off.
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HOW TO OPERATE THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT
How to freeze 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 operate:
• 24 hours before freezing fresh food, press the fast freeze
button (6). The freezer compartment operation LED (7) turns
from green to yellow and remains so while this function is
selected (24 h).
• Wrap and seal the food in: aluminium foil, cling film,
watertight plastic bags, polythene containers with lids or
special freezer containers.
• 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. For more
efficient freezing, use the fast freeze function for the next 24
hours by pressing the button (6) again when the yellow LED
(7) turns back to green.
“HALF LOAD” FUNCTION
• When the freezer is only partially full, put all the food in the
central basket and set the knob (4) to HALF LOAD for energy
saving.
Note:
• In the event of a power failure, the freezer compartment
maintains the correct storage temperature for about 16 hours.
• 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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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.
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.
• 24 hours before defrosting, press the fast freeze button (6);
the LED (7) turns from green to yellow. This brings the foods
to the lowest possible temperature.
• Remove the food from the freezer, wrap in a newspaper and
group together in a cool place or in a portable cooler.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply.
• Remove the ice-cube tray.
• Remove the baskets.
• Pull out the defrost water drain from the base of the freezer
compartment.
• Leave the freezer compartment door open. Place the lower
basket, which has a hole in the rear part, under the drain to
collect the defrost water.
Note: 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.
• Clean the freezer compartment using a sponge dampened in
a solution of warm water and neutral detergent. Do not use
abrasive products.
• Rinse the interior and dry thoroughly.
• Reconnect the appliance to the power supply.
• Refit the drain in place and reposition the baskets.
• Before putting the food back in the freezer compartment, press
the fast freeze button (6). The green LED (7) turns to yellow.
Note: The increase in temperature of frozen food during
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?
• Are the thermostat knobs set to OFF?
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 set correctly?
• Are the air circulation grilles blocked?
• Is the condenser clean?
3. Temperature inside the refrigerator
compartment is too low.
• Is the thermostat set correctly?
4. Water collects at the bottom of the
refrigerator compartment.
• Is the defrost water drain blocked?
• Is the thermostat set correctly?
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
eliminated?
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 replace it.
Replace using maximum 15W bulb.
N.B.: This product uses a special bulb; to replace
do not unscrew. Pull towards the inside of the
appliance.
7. The red LED remains alight.
See: “How to operate the freezer
compartment”.
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 “Care and Maintenance”).
• Fit the accessories supplied.
• Remove the compressor locking pin (according to the model).
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 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 cables, multiple sockets or adapters.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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.
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 2pin, side earth type.
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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