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CONTENTS
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BEFORE USING THE FREEZER
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SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
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PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
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HOW TO USE THE FREEZER
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HOW TO DEFROST AND CLEAN THE FREEZER
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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AFTER-SALES SERVICE
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INSTALLATION
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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BEFORE USING THE FREEZER
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Your new appliance is a freezer designed
exclusively for domestic use.
To get the most out of your appliance, please
read the instructions carefully. These contain
a description of your appliance and useful
tips for storing food.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1. After unpacking the appliance, check for
damage and 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.
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.
2. Appliance
The freezer is made of recyclable material.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local 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.
PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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Only use the freezer 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: risk of
“cold” burns.
Do not allow children to play or hide inside
the freezer: risk of becoming trapped inside
and suffocating.
Do not swallow the contents 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.
Declaration of conformity
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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 naturally occurring, low
environmental impact gas. Caution is required,
however, since isobutane is flammable.
Therefore, it is essential to ensure that
refrigerant pipelines are not damaged.
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HOW TO USE THE FREEZER
This freezer can be used to store already
frozen food and to freeze fresh food. The
appliance data plate indicates the amount of
fresh food that can be frozen in 24 hours.
The freezer operates at ambient
temperatures between +10° C and +32° C.
Optimal performance is obtained at
temperatures between +16° C and +32° C.
Switching on the freezer for the first time
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Freezers with door contact pin
The acoustic alarm sounds if the freezer door is
left open for more than 1 minute. The alarm stops
when the door is closed. If the freezer door
needs to be left open for more than 1 minute
(e.g. to rearrange food in the drawers) the alarm
can be silenced temporarily by pulling the pin
(see figure).
There is no need to set the freezer
temperature using the thermostat because
the appliance is factory set.
Plug in the appliance. The green power-on
indicator and the red temperature indicator
leds will both light up. In some models an
acoustic alarm (if supplied) will also sound
after approximately 1 minute to indicate that
the temperature inside the freezer is not yet
sufficiently low for food storage.
To silence the acoustic alarm switch the fast
freeze function on; the yellow indicator led
will light up.
Switch the fast freeze function off again once
the red led switches off.
Setting the thermostat
Set the freezer compartment temperature by
turning the knob:
1 = Minimum freezing power
4 = Maximum freezing power
Thermostat settings can vary depending on
ambient temperature, on how often the door is
opened, and on the amount of food to be frozen.
The recommended initial thermostat setting
is 2 - 3.
Function of leds and acoustic alarm (if
supplied)
The green led indicates that the appliance is on.
The red led (and in certain models the acoustic
alarm) indicates that the temperature inside the
appliance is not sufficiently low for storing food.
This occurs:
• When the appliance is switched on for the
first time.
• When switching on again after defrosting and
cleaning the compartment.
• When too much food is put in to be frozen.
• When the door is not properly shut.
• When there is a fault in the cooling system
(see “Troubleshooting Guide”).
• When the thermostat is adjusted to a higher
setting (lower temperature).
The yellow led indicates that the fast freeze
function is in operation. When alight, it also
silences the acoustic alarm (if supplied).
Selection of fast freeze function
To freeze the maximum amount of food possible,
press the fast freeze button 24 hours before
placing unfrozen food in the freezer. The
maximum recommended quantity of unfrozen
food is shown on the data plate inside the
appliance. When putting in food to be frozen, the
red indicator led may light up until the
temperature inside the compartment is
sufficiently low.
Once the 24 hours are up, switch the fast freeze
function off.
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HOW TO USE THE FREEZER
Tips for freezing and storing fresh food
Wrap and seal fresh food in:
aluminium foil, cling film, watertight plastic
bags, polythene containers with lids or
special freezer containers.
• Foodstuffs (except meat, see below) must be
fresh, mature and of prime quality
in order to obtain high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should be frozen
as soon as they are picked to maintain the full
original nutritional value, consistency, colour
and flavour.
Some meat, especially game, should be hung
before it is frozen.
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Note:
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing
in the freezer.
• Eat fully or partially defrosted foods
immediately. Do not refreeze unless the food
is cooked after it has thawed.
Once cooked, the food can then be refrozen.
Freezing and storing food
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Place food to be frozen in the two top
baskets.
If the freezer is to be used without the tray,
arrange the ice packs on top of the food to be
frozen at the front of the top basket.
Important:
The table alongside shows the recommended
maximum storage time for frozen fresh
foods.
Classification of frozen foods
Put the frozen foods into the drawers (baskets)
and classify them.
Use the storage calendar to ensure foods are
used before their expiry dates.
Checking frozen foods
Insert a freezer thermometer between frozen
packs of food to check the temperature.
Placing the thermometer directly on the frozen
food only gives the air temperature, which does
not correspond to the actual product
temperature.
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HOW TO USE THE FREEZER
Advice for storing frozen food
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 thawing
may have already begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food
purchases until last and transport the
products in a thermally insulated cool bag.
• Once at home, place the frozen foods
immediately in the freezer.
• If food has defrosted even partially, do not refreeze it. Consume within 24 hours.
• Avoid subjecting foods to temperature
variations.
Observe the “best before” date on the
package.
• Always observe the storage information on
the package.
Removing the baskets
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Pull the baskets out as far as they come, then
lift up slightly and remove.
Pull the bottom basket out as far as it comes,
turn it slightly to the right and then remove.
Note on storage capacity
Storage capacity is calculated without the tray
and without the three upper baskets. For
increased storage space, the freezer can also be
used without the baskets, for example for
freezing poultry or similar products.
Making ice cubes
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Fill the ice cube tray 2/3 full and place it on
the tray or in a basket.
Use the handle of a teaspoon handle to
remove ice cube trays should they stick to the
bottom of the compartment. Do not use sharp
or pointed instruments.
Bend the ice tray slightly to remove the
cubes.
For aluminium trays, run water on the bottom
of the tray.
Note:
If the freezer door does not open immediately
after closing, wait a few minutes in order to allow
compensation of the vacuum created.
Switching off the freezer
Turn the thermostat anticlockwise (towards
the left) to position ●.
The green appliance ON led switches off, as do
all the other leds, if lit; the appliance is still
connected to the mains power supply.
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HOW TO DEFROST AND CLEAN THE FREEZER
Before any cleaning or maintenance
operation, unplug the appliance from the
mains or disconnect the electrical power
supply. Defrost the freezer compartment
once or twice a year, or when the ice on the
walls reaches a thickness of 3 mm.
If possible, defrost the freezer compartment
when it is nearly empty.
• If there is frozen food in the freezer, switch on
the fast freeze function for a few hours before
defrosting in order to chill food as much as
possible.
• Remove the food from the freezer
compartment, wrap in a newspaper and
group together in a cool place or in a portable
cooler.
• Disconnect the freezer from the mains
power supply.
• Leave the freezer door open to allow the frost
to melt.
• Pull out the defrost water drain and place a
basin underneath the outlet.
• Clean the interior of the freezer compartment
with a sponge and warm water and/or neutral
detergent.
Do not use abrasive substances.
• Rinse the interior and dry thoroughly.
• Close the freezer and select the fast freeze
function. Place the food back in the freezer
and wait several hours before deselecting the
fast freeze function.
Prolonged disuse
• Empty the freezer.
• Disconnect the freezer from the mains power
supply.
• Defrost and clean.
• Leave the doors open to prevent formation of
unpleasant odours.
Door seal
• Clean the door seal from time to time with
water, drying thoroughly with a cloth.
Never apply oil or grease.
Important
• Ensure the vents and grilles are unobstructed
in order to allow proper circulation of air.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
1. The appliance is not working properly.
• Is there a power failure?
• Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• Has the fuse blown?
• Is the power cord in perfect condition?
• Is the thermostat set to ●?
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 vents blocked?
3. Temperature inside the freezer is too low.
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
4. Water collects at the bottom of the
freezer.
• Was the freezer cleaned properly before
being switched on?
• Is the appliance connected and being used
properly?
• Is the door shut properly?
5. The yellow, red and green leds do not
light up. Perform checks for problem 1,
then: Contact After-Sales Service.
6. The red led remains lit and the acoustic
alarm (if supplied) sounds.
Check:
• Was the freezer switched on according to
instructions?
• Was too much food frozen at one time?
• Is the door shut properly?
• Is the freezer faulty?
• Is the thermostat setting too high?
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
(see “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).
• 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
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Install the appliance away from heat sources.
Installation in a hot environment, direct
exposure to the sun or installation near heat
sources (heaters, radiators, cookers) will
increase power consumption and should
therefore be avoided.
If this is not possible, the following minimum
distances must be observed:
- 30 cm from coal or paraffin stoves
- 3 cm from electric stoves.
Install the refrigerator in a dry, well-ventilated
place.
Clean the interior (see “How to defrost and
clean the freezer“).
Fit the accessories.
Check the door seal is not damaged or
deformed, especially after installation or
reversal of door opening.
Electrical connection
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Electrical connections must be made in
accordance with local regulations.
Voltage and power consumption are
indicated on the rating plate inside the
appliance.
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 leads or adaptors.
Disconnecting the appliance
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It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance by unplugging it or by means of a
two-pole switch fitted upline of the socket.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
For Great Britain only
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
BLUE - “NEUTRAL” (“N”)
BROWN - “LIVE” (“L”)
GREEN AND YELLOW - “EARTH” (“E”)
1. The GREEN AND YELLOW wire must be
connected to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter “E” or by the Earth
symbol
or coloured green or green and
yellow.
2. The BLUE wire must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter “N” or
coloured black.
3. The BROWN wire must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter “L” or
coloured red.
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.
Connection to a rewirable plug
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket
outlet, then it should be cut off and disposed of in
order to avoid a possible shock hazard should it
be inserted into a 13A socket elsewhere.
A suitable alternative plug should then be fitted
to the cable.
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. In
this case, the wire which is coloured GREEN
AND YELLOW must be connected to the EARTH
contact, and the two wires to the two pins,
irrespective of colour. The supply to the socket
must be fitted with a 16 amp fuse.
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