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Safety and warning information ............ 3
Information concerning disposal .......... 5
Scope of delivery .................................... 5
Observe ambient temperature
and ventilation ......................................... 6
Connecting the appliance ..................... 6
Getting to know your appliance ........... 7
Switching the appliance on ................... 8
Setting the temperature ......................... 9
Alarm function ......................................... 9
Usable capacity .................................... 10
Freezer compartment .......................... 10
Max. freezing capacity ........................ 10
Freezing and storing food ..................
Freezing fresh food .............................
Super freezing ......................................
Thawing frozen food ............................
Interior fittings .......................................
Switching off and disconnecting
the appliance ........................................
Defrosting ..............................................
Cleaning the appliance .......................
Tips for saving energy ........................
Operating noises .................................
Eliminating minor faults yourself .......
Customer service .................................
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enTable of ContentsenInstructinoforUse
Safety and warning
information
Before you switch ON
the appliance
Please read the operating
and installation instructions carefully.
They contain important
information on how to install, use
and maintain the appliance.
Retain all documents for subsequent use
or for the next owner.
Technical safety
This appliance contains a small quantity
of environmentally-friendly but flammable
R600a refrigerant. Ensure that the tubing
of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged
during transportation and installation.
Leaking refrigerant may cause eye
injuries or ignite.
If damage has occurred
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Keep naked flames and/or ignition
sources away from the appliance,
thoroughly ventilate the room for
several minutes,
switch off the appliance and pull out
the mains plug,
inform customer service.
The more refrigerant an appliance
contains, the larger the room must be in
which the appliance is situated. Leaking
refrigerant can form a flammable gas-air
mixture in rooms which are too small.
The room must be at least 1 m³ per 8 g
of refrigerant. The amount of refrigerant
in your appliance is indicated on the
rating plate inside the appliance.
If the power cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, customer service or a
similarly qualified person. Improper
installations and repairs may put the user
at considerable risk.
Repairs may be performed by the
manufacturer, customer service or a
similarly qualified person only.
Only original parts supplied by the
manufacturer may be used. The
manufacturer guarantees that only these
parts satisfy the safety requirements.
A power cable extension may be
purchased from customer service only.
Important information when
using the appliance
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Never use electrical appliances inside
the appliance (e.g. heater, electric ice
maker, etc.). Risk of explosion!
Never use a steam cleaner to defrost
or clean the appliance! The steam
may penetrate electrical parts
and cause a short-circuit. Risk of
electric shock!
Do not use pointed or sharp-edged
implements to remove frost or layers
of ice. You could damage
the refrigerant tubing. Leaking
refrigerant may ignite or cause eye
injuries.
Do not store products which contain
flammable propellants (e.g. spray
cans) or explosive substances
in the appliance. Risk of explosion!
Do not stand or support
yourself on the base, drawers
or doors, etc.
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Before defrosting and cleaning
the appliance, pull out the mains plug
or switch off the fuse.
Do not pull out the mains plug
by tugging the cable.
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Bottles which contain a high
percentage of alcohol must be sealed
and stored in an upright position.
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Keep plastic parts and the door seal
free of oil and grease. Otherwise,
parts and door seal will become
porous.
Never cover or block the ventilation
openings for the appliance.
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People (childern incl.) who have
limited physical, sensory or mental
abilities or inadequate knowledge
must not use this appliance unless
they are supervised or given
meticulous instructions.
Do not store bottled or canned drinks
(especially carbonated drinks)
in the freezer compartment. Bottles
and cans may explode!
Never put frozen food straight
from the freezer compartment
into your mouth.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Avoid prolonged touching of frozen
food, ice or the evaporator pipes, etc.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Children in the household
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Keep children away from packaging
and its parts.
Danger of suffocation from folding
cartons and plastic film!
Do not allow children to play with the
appliance!
If the appliance features a lock:
keep the key out of the reach of
children!
General regulations
The appliance is suitable
■
for freezing food,
■ for making ice.
This appliance is intended for use in
the home and the home environment.
The appliance is suppressed according
to EU Directive 2004/108/EC.
The refrigeration circuit has been
checked for leaks.
This product complies with the relevant
safety regulations for electrical
appliances (EN 60335-2-24).
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Information concerning
disposal
* Disposal of packaging
The packaging protects your appliance
from damage during transit. All utilised
materials are environmentally safe and
recyclable. Please help us by disposing
of the packaging in an environmentally
friendly manner.
Please ask your dealer or inquire at your
local authority about current means of
disposal.
* Disposal of your old
appliance
Old appliances are not worthless
rubbish! Valuable raw materials
can be reclaimed by recycling old
appliances.
This appliance is identified
according to the European
guideline 2002/96/EC on waste
electrical and electronic
equipment – WEEE. The directive
specifies the framework
for an EU-wide valid return
and re-use of old appliances.
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Redundant appliances
1. Pull out the mains plug.
2. Cut off the power cord and discard
with the mains plug.
3. Do not take out the trays
and receptacles: children
are therefore prevented from climbing
in!
4. Do not allow children to play
with the appliance once it has spent
ist useful life. Danger of suffocation!
Refrigerators contain refrigerant
and gases in the insulation. Refrigerant
and gases must be disposed of
professionally. Ensure that tubing of the
refrigerant circuit is not damaged prior
to proper disposal.
Scope of delivery
After unpacking all parts, check for any
damage in transit.
If you have any complaints, please
contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance or our
customer service.
The delivery consists of the following
parts:
■ Free-standing appliance
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Interior fittings (depending on model)
Operating instructions
Installation manual
Customer service booklet
Warranty enclosure
Information on the energy
consumption and noises
Bag containing installation materials
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Observe ambient
temperature
and ventilation
Ambient temperature
The appliance is designed for a specific
climatic class. Depending on the climatic
class, the appliance can be operated at
the following room temperatures.
The climatic class can be found on
the rating plate, Fig. +.
Climatic class
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Ventilation
Permitted ambient
temperature
+10 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 38 °C
+16 °C to 43 °C
Fig. 3
The air on the rear panel of the
appliance heats up.
Conduction of the heated air must
not be obstructed. Otherwise,
the refrigerating unit must work harder.
This increases power consumption.
Therefore: Never cover or block
the ventilation openings!
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Connecting
the appliance
After installing the appliance, wait at least
1 hour until the appliance is switched on.
During transportation the oil in
the compressor may have flowed into
the refrigeration system.
Before switching on the appliance for
the first time, clean the interior of
the appliance (see chapter “Cleaning
the appliance”).
Electrical connection
The socket must be near the appliance
and also freely accessible following
installation of the appliance.
The appliance complies with the
protection class I. Connect the appliance
to 220–240 V/50 Hz alternating current
via a correctly installed socket with
protective conductor. The socket must
be fused with a 10 to 16 A fuse.
For appliances operated in nonEuropean countries, check whether the
stated voltage and current type match
the values of your mains supply match
the values of the mains supply. This
information can be found on the rating
plate. Fig. +
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Never connect the appliance
to electronic energy saver plugs.
Our appliances can be used with mains
and sine-controlled inverters. Mainscontrolled inverters are used
for photovoltaic systems which
are connected directly to the national
grid. Sine-controlled inverters must be
used for isolated applications (e.g. on
ships or in mountain lodges) which are
not connected directly to the national
grid.
Getting to know your
appliance
Please fold out the illustrated last page.
These operating instructions refer
to several models.
The features of the models may vary.
The diagrams may differ.
Fig. 1
* Not all models.
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Controls
No Frost System
Freezer compartment flap
Glass shelf
Ice maker/pizza box *
Freezer shelf
Frozen food container (small)
Frozen food container (large)
Ventilation opening
Height-adjustable feet
Ice pack *
Freezer calendar
Door ventilation
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Controls
Fig. 2
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On/Off button
Serves to switch the whole
appliance on and off.
Temperature selection button
The required temperature is set
with this button.
Temperature display
Indicates the set temperature of
the freezer compartment.
Alarm button
Used to switch off the warning
signal, see chapter “Alarm
function”.
“super” button
To switch on super freezing
function.
Switching
the appliance on
Fig. 2
Switch on the appliance with the
On/Off button 1.
A warning signal sounds.
The temperature display 3 flashes
and the alarm button 4 is lit.
Press the alarm button 4. The warning
signal switches off.
When the freezer compartment has
reached the set temperature, the
temperature display 3 is lit.
Operating tips
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See chapter entitled “Super
freezing”.
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When the appliance has been
switched on, it may take several hours
until the set temperature has been
reached.
The fully automatic No Frost system
ensures that the freezer compartment
remains free of ice. Defrosting is not
required.
The sides of the housing are
sometimes heated slightly. This
prevents condensation in the area of
the door seal.
The appliance features door
ventilation to prevent a partial vacuum
in the freezer compartment and to
ensure that the appliance door can be
opened easily at any time.
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Setting
the temperature
Fig. 2
Freezer compartment
The temperature can be set from –16 °C
to –32 °C.
Keep pressing temperature selection
button 2 until the required freezer
compartment temperature is set. The
value last selected is stored.
The set temperature is indicated on
display 3.
We recommend a factory setting of
–18 °C in the freezer compartment.
Alarm function
Switching off the warning signal
Fig. 2
Press the “alarm” button 4 to switch off
the warning signal.
Door alarm
The door alarm switches on if an
appliance door is left open for longer
than one minute. Close the door to
switch off the warning signal.
Temperature alarm
The temperature alam switches on if
the freezer compartment is too warm.
Alarm button Temperature Explanation
display
illuminates flashes
Temperature
alarm:
Frozen food is
not at risk of
thawing.
flashes
flashes
Thaw alarm:
Frozen food is
at risk of
thawing.
flashes
illuminates Thaw alarm:
At some time
the freezer
compartment
was too warm.
Frozen food
is at risk
of thawing.
Temperature warning
The alarm may switch on without any
risk to the frozen food:
■ when the appliance is switched on,
■ when large quantities of fresh food
are placed in the appliance,
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if the freezer compartment door
is open too long.
Thaw warning
If taste, odour and appearance remain
unchanged, the food can be boiled
or fried and then refrozen. No longer
store the frozen produce for the max.
storage period.
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Note
Do not refreeze thawing or thawed food.
It can only be refrozen when it has been
used to prepare a ready meal (boiled
or fried).
No longer store the frozen produce for
the max. storage period.
Freezer compartment
Use the freezer compartment
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To store deep-frozen food.
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To make ice cubes.
To freeze food.
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Usable capacity
Information on the usable capacity
can be found inside your
appliance on the rating plate.
Fully utilising the freezer
volume
The maximum amount of food
can be placed in the freezer by removing
several fittings. The food can be stacked
directly on the freezer shelves.
Note
To comply with the values
indicated on the rating plate, the fittings
at the very top and bottom should
remain in the appliance.
Removing the fittings
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Pull out the frozen food container all
the way, lift at the front and remove.
Fig. 4
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Open freezer compartment flap, hold
one of the bearing pins and remove
flap. Fig. 5
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If appliances feature an ice maker,
the latter can be taken out. Fig. 6
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The glass shelf, Fig. 1/8, can be
taken out and inserted above the
frozen food container 11.
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Note
Ensure that the freezer compartment
door has been closed properly. If
the door is open, the frozen food will
thaw. The freezer compartment will
become covered in thick ice. Also: waste
of energy due to high power
consumption!
Max. freezing capacity
Information about the max. freezing
capacity within 24 hours can be found
on the rating plate (see chapter
“Customer service”).
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Freezing and storing
food
Purchasing frozen food
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Packaging must not be damaged.
Use by the “use by” date.
Temperature in the supermarket
freezer must be –18 °C or lower.
If possible, transport deep-frozen food
in an insulated bag and place quickly
in the freezer compartment.
Note when loading products
Freeze large quantities of food preferably
in the very top compartment where food
freezes particularly quickly and therefore
also gently. Place the food over
the whole area of the compartments
or in the frozen food container. Food
which is already frozen must not come
into contact with the food which is to be
frozen. If required, move the frozen food
to the frozen food container.
To ensure good air circulation in
the appliance, insert the frozen food
container all the way.
Do not cover the ventilation slots on
the rear panel with frozen food!
Freezing fresh food
Freeze fresh and undamaged food only.
To retain the best possible nutritional
value, flavour and colour, vegetables
should be blanched before freezing.
Aubergines, peppers, zucchini and
asparagus do not require blanching.
Literature on freezing and blanching
can be found in bookshops.
Note
Keep food which is to be frozen away
from food which is already frozen.
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The following foods are suitable for
freezing:
Cakes and pastries, fish and seafood,
meat, game, poultry, vegetables, fruit,
herbs, eggs without shells, dairy
products such as cheese, butter and
quark, ready meals and leftovers such
as soups, stews, cooked meat and
fish, potato dishes, soufflés and
desserts.
The following foods are not suitable
for freezing:
Types of vegetables, which are usually
consumed raw, such as lettuce or
radishes, eggs in shells, grapes,
whole apples, pears and peaches,
hard-boiled eggs, yoghurt, soured
milk, sour cream, crème fraîche and
mayonnaise.
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Packing frozen food
To prevent food from losing its flavour
or drying out, place in airtight containers.
1. Place food in packaging.
2. Remove air.
3. Seal the wrapping.
4. Label packaging with contents
and date of freezing.
Suitable packaging:
Plastic film, tubular film
made of polyethylene, aluminium foil,
freezer containers.
These products are available
from specialist outlets.
Super freezing
Food should be frozen solid as quickly
as possible in order to retain vitamins,
nutritional value, appearance and flavour.
To prevent an undesirable temperature
rise when placing fresh food in
the freezer compartment, switch on
super freezing several hours beforehand.
If the max. freezing capacity is to be
used, super freezing must be switched
on for 24 hours before the fresh produce
is placed in the freezer compartment.
Smaller quantities of food (up to 2 kg)
can be frozen without “super freezing”.
Unsuitable packaging:
Wrapping paper, greaseproof paper,
cellophane, bin liners and used
shopping bags.
Note
When super freezing is switched on,
increased operating noises may occur.
Items suitable for sealing packaged
food:
Rubber bands, plastic clips, string, coldresistant adhesive tape, etc.
Bags and tubular film
made of polyethylene can be sealed
with a film heat sealer.
Switching on and off
Shelf life of frozen food
Depends on the type of food.
At a temperature of –18 °C:
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Fish, sausage, ready meals and cakes
and pastries:
up to 6 months
Cheese, poultry and meat:
up to 8 months
Vegetables and fruit:
up to 12 months
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Fig. 2
Press “super” button 5.
If the super freezing has been switched
on the button is lit.
Super freezing automatically switches off
after approx. 2½ days.
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Thawing frozen food
Depending on the type and appliacation,
select one of the following options:
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at room temperature
in the refrigerator
in an electric oven, with/without fan
assisted hot-air
in the microwave
Note
Do not refreeze food which is beginning
to thaw or which has already thawed. It
can only be refrozen when it has been
used to prepare a ready meal (boiled
or fried).
No longer store the frozen produce
for the max. storage period.
Interior fittings
(not all models)
Frozen food container (large)
Fig. 1/12
For freezing and storing large food items,
e.g. turkey, duck and goose.
Freezer calendar
Fig. 7/A
To prevent the quality of the food from
deteriorating, it is important that
the permitted storage period is not
exceeded. The storage period depends
on the type of produce. The figures next
to the symbols indicate the permitted
storage period of the produce in months.
When purchasing frozen produce,
observe the date of manufacture or useby date.
Ice pack
Fig. 7/B
If a power failure or malfunction occurs,
the ice packs can be used to slow down
the thawing process. The longest
storage time is obtained by placing
the ice pack directly on the food in
the top compartment.
To save space, the ice pack can be
stored in the door compartment.
The ice packs can also be used to cool
food temporarily, e.g. in a cold bag.
Ice cube tray
Fig. 8
Fill the ice cube tray ¾ full of water
and place in the freezer compartment.
If the ice tray is stuck to the freezer
compartment, loosen with a blunt
implement only (spoon-handle).
To loosen the ice cubes, twist the ice tray
slightly or hold briefly under flowing
water.
Ice maker
Fig. 9
1. Remove the ice cube tray, fill ¾ full of
water and re-insert.
2. When the ice cubes are frozen, rotate
the knobs on the ice cube trays
several times to the right and release.
The ice cubes loosen and fall into
the storage container.
3. Remove ice cubes from the storage
container.
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Switching off
and disconnecting
the appliance
Switching off the appliance
Fig. 2
Press the On/Off button 1.
Temperature display goes out,
refrigerating unit switches off.
Cleaning the appliance
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Do not use abrasive or acidic cleaning
agents and solvents.
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Do not use scouring or abrasive
sponges. The metallic surfaces could
corrode.
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Never clean shelves and containers in
the dishwasher. The parts may
become deformed!
Disconnecting the appliance
Proceed as follows:
If you do not use the appliance
for a prolonged period:
1. Before cleaning: Switch the appliance
off.
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Pull out mains plug or switch off fuse.
3. Clean the appliance.
2. Pull out the mains plug or switch off
the fuse.
3. Take out the frozen food and store in
a cool location.
4. Clean the appliance with a soft cloth,
lukewarm water and a little pH neutral
washing-up liquid. The rinsing water
must not run into the light.
5. Wipe the door seal with clear water
only and then wipe dry thoroughly.
6. Rinsing water must not run through
the drainage hole into the evaporation
area.
7. After cleaning reconnect and switch
the appliance back on.
8. Put the frozen food back in the freezer
compartment.
4. Leave the appliance door open.
Defrosting
Freezer compartment
The fully automatic No Frost system
ensures that the freezer compartment
remains free of ice. Defrosting is no
longer required.
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Tips for saving energy
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Install the appliance in a dry, well
ventilated room! The appliance should
not be installed in direct sunlight
or near a heat source (e.g. radiator,
cooker).
If required, use an insulating plate.
Do not block the ventilation openings
in the appliance.
Allow warm food and drinks to cool
down before placing in the appliance!
When thawing frozen products, place
them in the refrigerator. Use
the coldness of the frozen food
to cool food.
Open the appliance as briefly
as possible.
Ensure that the freezer compartment
door is always closed properly.
Occasionally clean
the rear of the appliance
with a vacuum cleaner or paint brush
to prevent an increased power
consumption.
There must be a gap of 60 mm from
the back wall so that the heated air
can escape without obstruction.
Operating noises
Quite normal noises
Droning
Motors are running (e.g. refrigerating
units, fan).
Bubbling, humming or gurgling noises
Refrigerant is flowing through the tubing.
Clicking
Motor, switches or solenoid valves are
switching on/off.
Preventing noises
The appliance is not level
Please align the appliance with a spirit
level. Use the height-adjustable feet
or place packing underneath them.
The appliance is not free-standing
Please move the appliance away
from adjacent units or appliances.
Containers or storage areas wobble
or stick
Please check the removable parts
and re-insert them correctly if required.
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Eliminating minor faults yourself
Before you call customer service:
Please check whether you can eliminate the fault yourself based on the following
information.
Customer service will charge you for advice – even if the appliance is still under
guarantee!
Fault
Possible cause
Temperature differs
greatly from the set
value.
Displays
do not illuminate.
In some cases it is adequate
to switch off the appliance
for 5 minutes.
If the temperature is too high wait
a few hours and check whether
the temperature has approached
the set value.
If the temperature is too low check
the temperature again the next day.
Power failure; the fuse Connect mains plug. Check whether
has been switched off; the power is on, check the fuses.
the mains plug
has not been inserted
properly.
Fault – the freezer
compartment is too
The alarm button is lit. warm!
Appliance is open.
Fig. 2/4
Ventilation openings
have been covered.
Too much food was
placed in the freezer
compartment at once.
Warning signal
sounds.
Remedial action
To switch off the warning signal,
press the alarm button 4.
Close the appliance.
Ensure that there is adequate
ventilation.
Do not exceed max. freezing
capacity.
When the fault has been eliminated,
the alarm button goes out shortly
afterwards.
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Fault
Possible cause
Remedial action
Warning signal
sounds.
Alarm button flashes.
Fig. 2/4
Fault – the freezer
compartment is too
warm!
Frozen food is at risk!
To switch off the warning signal,
press the alarm button 4. Alarm
button stops flashing.
Note
Frozen food which has started
thawing or which has thawed can be
refrozen if meat and fish were above
+3 °C for not more than one day
or other frozen food for not more
than three days.
If taste, odour and appearance have
not changed, the food can be boiled
or fried and then refrozen.
No longer store the frozen produce
for the max. storage period.
Close the appliance.
Ensure that there is adequate
ventilation.
Do not exceed max. freezing
capacity.
Appliance is open.
Ventilation openings
have been covered.
Too much food was
placed in the freezer
compartment at once.
When the fault has been eliminated,
the alarm button goes out shortly
afterwards.
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Fault
Possible cause
Remedial action
Freezer compartment
door was open
for a long time;
temperature is no
longer reached.
The evaporator
(refrigeration
generator)
in the No Frost system
is covered in thick ice
and can no
longer be defrosted
fully automatically.
To defrost the evaporator, remove
the frozen food
with the compartments, insulate well
and store in a cool location.
Switch off the appliance and move
it away from the wall. Leave
the appliance door open.
After approx. 20 min.
the condensation begins to run
into the evaporation pan,
at the rear of the appliance. Fig. *
To prevent the evaporation pan
from overflowing in this case,
mop up the condensation
with a sponge.
The evaporator is defrosted when
the water stops running
into the evaporation pan. Clean
the interior. Switch the appliance
back on again.
Customer service
Your local customer service
can be found in the telephone directory
or in the customer-service index. Please
provide customer service
with the appliance product number
(E-Nr.) and production number (FD).
These specifications
can be found on the rating plate. Fig. +
To prevent unnecessary call-outs, please
assist customer service by quoting
the product and production numbers.
This will save you additional costs.
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Repair order and advice
on faults
Contact information for all countries can
be found on the enclosed customer
service list.
GB
0844 8928999
IE
US
01450 2655
866 447 4363
Calls from a BT
landline will be
charged at up
to 3 pence per
minute. A call
set-up fee of up
to 6 pence may
apply.
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