Whirlpool AFG 6552 E-AP

Climatic Class
Amb. T. (°F)
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 64 to 100
From 64 to 110
damage when the lid is opened, leave a space of at least
7 cm from the rear wall and 7 cm at the sides.
• Fit the accessories (if provided).
• For best operation of the appliance and in order to avoid
correctly positioned (5).
• Ensure that the defrosting water drainage plug (if provided) is
• Unpack the appliance.
• Remove the 4 protection pieces inserted between lid
and appliance.
• Warning: two of the four protection pieces must be
fitted in the seat of the condenser plastic supports,
located at the rear of the product.
This is necessary to ensure the correct distance from
the wall.
• Please refer to the chapter “BEFORE USING THE
Amb. T. (°C)
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 18 to 38
From 18 to 43
Lid handle.
Defrost water drain plug.
Control panel.
Side motor cooling grille.
Upper edge.
Condenser (located at the rear)
temperature inside the appliance is not yet sufficiently low for
food storage. The red LED will normally switch off within the
first six hours after the appliance is switched on.
• After connecting the appliance to the mains supply
and when the optimal temperature has been reached
(this phase takes about 1 hour during which the lid
will not open), ensure that the fast freeze button is
not pressed (the yellow LED, if provided, is off)
• Place food inside the product only when the red LED
(if provided) has switched off.
• Thanks to the efficient lid seal, the appliance lid will not
re-open easily immediately after closing.
Wait a few minutes before re-opening the lid of the
Temperature Adjustment
Use the thermostat to select the ideal storage temperature.
To adjust the internal temperature, proceed as follows:
• Turn the thermostat knobto 1 for a storage temperature that
is less cold.
for a colder storage
• Turn the thermostat knob to 6 /
• When the appliance is only partially full, it is advisable to set
the thermostat to lower positions (towards “E”, if indicated
on the thermostat scale).
• Plug in the appliance.
• The green LED lights up (if provided).
• Also the red LED (if provided) will switch on because the
temperature of -18°C.
• The appliance is factory set for optimum operation at a
Switching on the appliance
activates/deactivates the fast freeze function. It lights up
when the fast freeze function is active.
The exact configuration of the controls may vary
according to the model.
4. Yellow/orange illuminated button (if provided):
is on.
3. Green LED (if provided): indicates that the appliance
temperature is not sufficiently low.
1. Temperature adjustment thermostat.
2. Red LED (if provided): Indicates that the appliance
Refer to the table on the appliance
Classification of frozen foods
Put the frozen products MONTHS
into the appliance and
classify them; The
storage date should be
indicated on the packs,
to allow use within
expiry dates.
Advice for storing
frozen food
When purchasing
frozen food products:
• Make sure that the package is intact (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.
Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately.
Do not refreeze unless the food is cooked after it has
thawed. Once cooked, the thawed food can be
If there is a long power failure:
• Do not open the appliance lid except to place ice
packs (if provided) over the frozen foods on the right
and left of the appliance. This will slow down the rise
in temperature.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
Respect the best-before date on the package.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the minimum.
• Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately in the
contact with the walls of
A) - foods to be frozen,
B) - foods already frozen.
• Avoid placing foods to be frozen
in direct contact with food
already frozen.
• For best and fastest freezing,
foods should be split into small
portions; this will also be useful
when the frozen items are to
be used.
1. At least 24 hours before storing fresh food in the
appliance, press the fast freeze button. For appliances
without this button, turn the thermostat to
2. Place the food to be frozen and keep the lid of the appliance
closed for 24 hours. At the end of this period, switch off the
fast freeze button (if provided).
Freezing fresh food
• Place foods to be frozen in direct
Preparation of fresh food for freezing
• Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in: aluminium
foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic bags, polyethylene
containers with lids, provided they are suitable for freezing
• Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in order
to obtain high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be frozen as
soon as they are picked to maintain the full original
nutritional value, consistency, colour and flavour.
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the
on 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 safety regulations.
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
• Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply,
ensure that the voltage corresponds to that given on the
rating plate located on the rear of the appliance.
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance
with local regulations.
Your new appliance is designed exclusively for domestic use
and for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food and making
ice cubes.
Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The manufacturer declines all liability for injury to
persons or animals and for damage to property
resulting from failure to observe the above procedures
and reminders.
1. After unpacking, make sure that the appliance is
undamaged and that the lid closes perfectly tight.
Any damage must be reported to your dealer within
24 hours after delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the appliance
• Place a bowl beneath the
drainage channel to collect the
residual water. If available, use
the divider.
Speed up defrosting by using a
spatula to detach the ice from
the appliance walls.
Remove the ice from the bottom
of the appliance.
In order to avoid permanent damage to the appliance
interior, do not use pointed or sharp metal
instruments for removing the ice.
Do not use abrasive products or heat up the interior
Dry the interior of the appliance thoroughly.
On completion of the defrosting, refit the plug.
3. The green LED (if provided) is off and the appliance is
not working.
• After installation, make sure that the appliance is not
• Is there a power failure?
standing on the power supply cable.
• Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the appliance
• Is the electric cable intact?
since they may burst.
4. The green LED (if provided) is off and the appliance is
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after taking
them out of the appliance since they may cause cold burns. •
• Before servicing or cleaning the appliance, unplug it from
• The green LED is not working. Contact the After Sales
the mains or disconnect the electrical power supply.
Service for a replacement.
• Do not install the appliance in places exposed to direct
5. The compressor runs continuously.
sunlight or near heat sources in order to avoid increasing
• Have hot foods been put in the appliance?
power consumption.
• Do not store or use petrol or other flammable vapours and
• Has the appliance lid been left open for a long time?
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Is the appliance positioned in a very warm room or near
The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
heat sources?
• Install the appliance in a perfectly horizontal position, on a floor
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
strong enough to take its weight and in an area suitable for its CARE AND MAINTENANCE
• Has the fast freeze function (depending on model) been
• Remove the ice from the upper edge (see the
size and use.
pressed by mistake?
Troubleshooting Guide).
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated place.
The appliance is set for operation at specific ambient
• Clean the inside after defrosting, using a sponge dampened 6. Too much ice on the upper edge.
temperature ranges, according to the climatic class indicated
with warm water and/or mild detergent.
• Are the defrost water drainage plugs correctly positioned?
on the data plate located at the rear of the product:
• Clean the side motor cooling grille (depending on model). • Is the appliance lid properly closed?
The appliance may not work properly if it is left for a long
• Remove dust from the condenser on the rear of the
• Is the appliance lid seal damaged or deformed? (See chapter
period at a temperature above or below the indicated range.
• If the appliance is left empty for short periods, it is
Before carrying out maintenance, unplug the appliance.
• Have the 4 protection pieces been removed? (See chapter
preferable not to switch it off.
Do not use abrasive products, scourers or
• Be careful not to damage the floors when you move the
stain-removers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) to
appliance (e.g. parquet flooring).
Condensation forms on the external walls of the
clean the appliance.
• Do not use mechanical devices or any means other than
those recommended by the manufacturer to speed up the
• It is normal for condensation to form under certain
out cleaning and maintenance at least once a year.
defrosting process.
atmospheric conditions (humidity above 85%) or if the
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the product, unless CHANGING THE LID
such appliances are specifically recommended by the
appliance is located in a damp or poorly ventilated room.
The performance of the appliance is in no way affected.
• This appliance is not designed for use by young children or • Disconnect the appliance from
8. The layer of ice on the internal walls of the appliance
the infirm.
the mains power supply.
is not uniform.
• To avoid the risk of children being trapped and therefore
• Remove the diffuser by
• This phenomenon is quite normal.
suffocating, do not allow them to play or hide inside the
following the sequence of steps
shown in the figure.
• The power cable may only be replaced by an authorized
1. Packing
• Unscrew the light bulb and
The packaging material is entirely recyclable, and marked with
• Do not use extension leads or adapters.
the recycling symbol. Follow local regulations for scrapping.
• It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from the
Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags, polystyrene parts,
• Refit the diffuser and plug in the appliance.
mains by unplugging it or by means of a two-pole switch
etc.) out of reach of children, as they are potentially dangerous.
fitted upline of the socket.
1. The red LED (if provided) remains alight.
• Ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance data
plate corresponds to the domestic supply voltage.
• Is there a power failure?
• Do not ingest the contents (non-toxic) of the ice packs
• Is defrosting in progress?
(if provided).
• Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• Restrict the number of times you open the lid.
• Is the appliance positioned near a heat source?
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
The appliance should be defrosted when the thickness of ice • Are the ventilation grille and condenser clean?
2. The appliance is too noisy.
on the walls reaches 5-6 mm.
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply.
• Is the appliance perfectly horizontal?
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the problem has
• Remove the packs of food from the appliance and wrap
• Is the appliance in contact with other furniture or objects
been solved. If it has not, disconnect the appliance from
them close together in newspaper and store in a very cool
that may cause vibrations?
the power supply and wait for about an hour before
place or thermally insulated bag.
• Has the packaging been removed from under the appliance?
switching on again.
• Leave the appliance lid open.
Note: Gurgling noises from the refrigerating circuit after the
3. If the problem persists after this course of action, contact
• Remove the internal defrost water drain plug (depending
compressor cuts out are perfectly normal.
on model).
After-Sales Service.
• Remove the external defrost
water drain plug (depending on
model) and reposition it as
shown in the figure.
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
on the rating plate on the rear of the appliance)
• the nature of the fault,
• the model,
• the service number (the number after the word SERVICE
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.
• Thisappliance is designed, manufactured, and retailed in
The symbol
on the appliance, or on the accompanying
documents, indicates that this appliance should not be
treated as household waste, but must taken instead to a
suitable 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 competent local authority, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
This appliance does not contain CFCs (replaced with R134a)
or HFCs (replaced with R600a).
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.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance is designed to store food and is manufactured
in conformity with European Directive 90/128/EEC,
02/72/EEC and Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004
2. Scrapping
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable material
This appliance is marked according to the European directive
2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you can
help prevent potential damaging consequences for the
environment and human health.