Whirlpool WBE33752 NFC TS fridge-freezer

BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
• This appliance is intended to be used in
household and similar applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments;
- farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels
and other residential type environments;
- bed and breakfast type environments.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure it is
not damaged and that the door closes properly.
Any damage must be reported to the dealer
within 24 hours of delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on, to ensure that the refrigerant
circuit is fully efficient.
3. Installation and the electrical connection must
be carried out by a qualified technician
according to the manufacturer's instructions and
in compliance with the local safety regulations.
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
To ensure best use of your appliance, carefully
read the operating instructions which contain
a description of the product and useful advice.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and bears
the recycling symbol. For disposal, comply with the
local regulations. Keep the packing materials (plastic
bags, polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach of
children, as they are a potential source of danger.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
material.
This appliance is marked in compliance with
European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring the
correct disposal of this appliance, you can help
prevent potentially negative consequences for the
environment and the health of persons.
Information:
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or R600a
(HC) (see the rating plate inside the appliance).
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a): isobutane is a
natural gas without environmental impact, but is
flammable. Therefore, make sure the refrigerant
circuit pipes are not damaged.
This product may contain Fluorinated Greenhouse
Gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol; the
refrigerant gas is inside a hermetically sealed
system.
Refrigerant gas: R134a has a Global Warming
Potential of (GWP) 1300.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance has been designed for preserving
food and is manufactured in compliance with
Regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
The symbol
on the appliance, or on the
accompanying documents, indicates that this
appliance should not be treated as domestic waste
but must be taken to a special collection centre for
the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable by
cutting off the power cable and removing the doors
and shelves so that children cannot easily climb
inside and become trapped.
Scrap the appliance in compliance with local
regulations on waste disposal, taking it to a special
collection centre; do not leave the appliance
unattended even for a few days, since it is a
potential source of danger for children.
For further information on the treatment, recovery
and recycling of this product, contact your
competent local office, the household waste
collection service or the shop where you purchased
the appliance.
• This appliance has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- safety objectives of the “Low Voltage"
Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaces
73/23/CEE and subsequent amendments);
- the protection requirements of Directive
“EMC" 2004/108/EC.
Electrical safety of the appliance can only be
guaranteed if it is correctly connected to an
approved earthing system.
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CLEANING, SANITIZATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF THE ICE AND/OR
WATER DISPENSER (if present)
Failure to follow the instructions regarding
sanitizing can compromise the hygienic safety
of the water dispensed.
• When using the appliance for the first time and
every time the filter is changed, discard the first
9-14 litres of water, equivalent to 6-7 minutes of
dispensing (not necessarily consecutive, but
before initial consumption) and discard the ice
produced in the first 24 hours.
• If the water dispenser has not been used for
more than 4/5 days, it is advisable to clean the
circuit and run off the first litre of water.
• Reposition the removable water dispenser (if
present), ensuring your hands are hygienically
clean.
• Clean the ice bucket or drawer regularly but
using only drinking water.
• The filter must be changed when indicated on
the control panel or when the ice/water
dispenser has not been used for more than 30
days.
• With each filter replacement, sanitise the ice
and/or water distribution system using a food
grade disinfectant (with sodium hypochlorite),
which does not alter the characteristics of the
materials, or use the "Sanitising Kit" available
from the After-Sales Service. Rinse with at least
2 litres of water before use.
• Only original spare parts supplied by the
manufacturer should be used when replacing
components in the ice and water dispenser.
• Any work on the appliance must be carried out
by a qualified technician or the After-sales
Service.
PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
INSTALLATION
• The appliance must be
handled and installed by
two or more persons.
• Be careful not to
damage the floors (e.g. parquet) when moving
the appliance.
• During installation, make sure the appliance
does not damage the power cable.
• Make sure the appliance is not near a heat
source.
• To guarantee adequate ventilation, leave a space
on both sides and above the appliance and
follow the installation instructions.
• Keep the appliance ventilation openings free.
• Do not damage the appliance refrigerant circuit
pipes.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in a place suitable
for its size and use.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
place. The appliance is arranged for operation in
places where the temperature comes within the
following ranges, according to the climatic class
given on the rating plate. The appliance may not
work properly if it is left for a long time at a
temperature outside the specified range.
Climatic Class Amb. T. (°C)
Amb. T. (°F)
SN
From 10 to 32 From 50 to 90
N
From 16 to 32 From 61 to 90
ST
From 16 to 38 From 61 to 100
T
From 16 to 43 From 61 to 110
• Make sure the voltage specified on the rating
plate corresponds to that of your home.
• Do not use single/multi adapters or extension
cords.
• For the water connection, use the pipe supplied
with the new appliance; do not reuse that of the
previous appliance.
• Power cable modification or replacement must
only be carried out by qualified personnel or by
After-sales Service.
• It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the power supply by unplugging it or by
means of a mains two-pole switch installed
upstream of the socket.
SAFETY
• Do not store explosive substances such as
aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in this
appliance.
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or
gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical
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USE
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect it
from the power supply.
• All appliances equipped with an automatic icemaker and water dispenser must be connected
to a water supply that only delivers drinking
water (with mains water pressure of between
0.17 and 0.81 Mpa (1.7 and 8.1 bar)). Automatic
ice-makers and/or water dispensers not directly
connected to the water supply must be filled
with drinking water only.
• Use the refrigerator compartment only for
storing fresh food and the freezer compartment
only for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food
and making ice cubes.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the
freezer compartment since they may break.
• Avoid storing unwrapped food in direct contact
with internal surfaces of the refrigerator or
freezer compartments.
appliances. The fumes can cause fires or
explosions.
Do not use mechanical, electric or chemical
means other than those recommended by the
Manufacturer to speed up the defrost process.
Do not use or place electrical devices inside the
appliance compartments if they are not of the
type expressly authorised by the Manufacturer.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped
and suffocating, do not allow them to play or
hide inside the appliance.
Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the
ice packs (in some models).
Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer since they
may cause cold burns.
The Manufacturer declines any liability if the
above advice and precautions are not
respected.
RECOMANDATION IN CASE OF NO USE OF
THE APPLIANCE
Short vacation
There is no need to disconnect the appliance from
the power supply if you will be away for less than
three weeks. Use up perishable food, freeze other
food.
Moving
1. Take out all internal parts.
2. Wrap them well, and fix them together with
adhesive tape so that they do not bang together
or get lost.
3. Screw the adjustable feet so that they do not
touch the support surface.
4. Close and fix both doors with adhesive tape and,
again using adhesive tape, fix the power cable to
the appliance.
If your appliance has an automatic ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the automatic ice
maker.
3. Empty the ice bucket.
Power failure
In the event of a power failure, call the local office
of your electricity supply company and ask how
long it is going to last. Note: Bear in mind that a full
appliance will stay cold longer than a partially filled
one.
Long vacation
Remove all the food if you are going away for three
weeks or more. If your appliance has an automatic
ice maker:
1. Turn it off.
2. Shut off the water supply to the automatic
icemaker at least a day before.
3. Empty the ice bucket.
Fix some wooden or plastic wedges to the upper
part of both doors with adhesive tape and leave the
doors open enough for air to circulate inside both
compartments. This will prevent odour and mould
from setting in.
If ice crystals are still visible on the food, it may be
frozen again, although flavour and aroma may be
affected.
If food is found to be in a poor condition, it is best
to throw it away.
For power failures lasting up to 24 hours.
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1. Keep both doors of the appliance closed. This
will allow the stored food to stay cold as long as
possible.
freezer is not available and, likewise, no artificial
ice packs are available, try to use up the food,
which is more easily perishable.
2. Empty the ice bucket.
For power failures lasting more than 24 hours.
1. Empty the freezer compartment and arrange
the food in a portable freezer. If this type of
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the appliance from the mains or disconnect the
electrical power supply.
Periodically clean the appliance with a cloth and a solution of lukewarm water and neutral detergent
specifically for refrigerator interiors.
Never use detergents or abrasives. Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
Clean the outside of the appliance and the door seal with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use steam cleaners.
Clean the condenser using a vacuum cleaner, proceeding as follows: remove the front plinth (see
installation manual) and proceed to clean the condenser.
Important:
- The buttons and control panel display must not be cleaned with alcohol or alcohol-derived substances,
but with a dry cloth.
- The refrigeration system pipes are located near the defrost pan and can become hot. Periodically clean
them with a vacuum cleaner.
REPLACING THE BULB
Always disconnect the appliance from the power supply before replacing any light bulbs.
How to replace the refrigerator compartment bulb.
1. In some models a special bulb is used
2. The bulb should not exceed 15W
3. Bulb change instruction is put in the chart (PRODUCT SHEET)
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Before contacting After-sales Service…
Performance problems often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools of
any kind.
- Separating and avoiding contact between the
appliance and furniture.
- Checking if the internal components are
correctly placed.
- Checking if bottles and containers are not in
contact with each other.
Some of the functional noises you might hear:
A hissing sound when switching on the
appliance for the first time or after a long
pause.
A gurgling sound when refrigerant fluid enters
into the pipes.
Noises coming from your appliances are
normal since it has a number of fans and
engines to regulate performances that switch
on and off automatically.
Some of the functional noises can be reduced
through
- Levelling the appliance and installing it on an
even surface
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Buzzing sound when water valve or fan start
working.
A cracking sound when compressor starts or
when ready ice drops into ice box Abrupt
clicks when compressor switches on and off.
In the case of burnt-out bulbs:
1. Always unplug the appliance from the mains.
2. See chapter "Maintenance and Cleaning".
If the motor seems to run too much:
• Is the condenser free of dust and fluff?
• Are the doors properly closed?
• Are the door seals properly fitted?
• On hot days or if the room is warm, the motor
naturally runs longer.
• If the appliance door has been left open for a
while or if large amounts of food have been
stored, the motor will run longer in order to
cool down the interior of the appliance.
• Motor running time depends on different things:
number of door openings, amount of food
stored, temperature of the room, setting of the
temperature controls.
Automatic Ice maker noises (on some
models):
- Since your appliance has an automatic ice maker,
you may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
trickling water and the clatter of the ice falling
into the bucket.
The appliance is not working:
• Is the power cable plugged into a live socket
with the proper voltage?
• Have you checked the protection devices and
fuses of the electrical system in your home?
If your automatic ice maker does not work (on
some models):
• Has the freezer had enough time to become
cold? With a new appliance this may take
overnight.
• Is the automatic ice maker ON/OFF button set
to ON?
• Make sure the lever of the automatic ice maker,
inside the freezer compartment, is not turned to
OFF, i.e. in the horizontal position (on some
models).
• Is the water turned on? Is water getting to the
automatic ice maker?
• Is there a water filter installed on the appliance
(on some models)? This filter may be clogged or
installed incorrectly. First, check the filter
installation instructions to ensure that the filter
was installed correctly and is not clogged. If
installation or clogging is not a problem, call a
qualified person or a technician.
If the appliance temperature is too high:
• Are the appliance controls correctly set?
• Has a large amount of food been added to the
appliance?
• Check that the doors are not opened too often.
• Check that the doors close properly.
• Make sure that air flow vents inside the
compartment are not blocked, as this prevents
the circulation of cold air.
If there is moisture build-up:
• Make sure that air flow vents inside the
compartment are not blocked, as this prevents
the circulation of air.
• Make sure that the food is properly packaged.
Dry any dampness on food containers before
placing them in the appliance.
• Check that the doors are not opened too often.
When the door is opened, humidity from the
room air enters the appliance. The more often
the door is opened, the faster humidity builds
up, especially when the room itself is very
humid.
• If the room is very humid, it is normal for
moisture to build up inside the refrigerator.
If there is water in the defrost pan:
• This is normal in hot, damp weather. The pan
can even be half full. Make sure the appliance is
level so that the water does not overflow.
If the edges of the appliance cabinet, which
come in contact with the door seal, are warm
to the touch:
• This is normal in hot weather and when the
compressor is running.
If the doors do not open and close properly:
• Check that food packages are not blocking the
door.
• Check that the internal parts or automatic ice
maker are not out of position.
• Check that the door seals are not dirty or sticky.
• Ensure the appliance is level.
If the light does not work:
• Have you checked the protection devices and
fuses of the electrical system in your home?
• Is the power cable plugged into a live socket
with the proper voltage?
• Has the light bulb burnt out?
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AFTER-SALES SERVICE
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
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.
If, after performing the checks described in the
Troubleshooting Guide and switching the appliance
on again, your appliance still does not work
properly, contact the After-sales Service, explain
the problem.
Specify:
• the model and appliance serial number (stated
on the rating plate),
• the nature of the problem,
• 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.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION FOR GREAT
BRITAIN AND IRELAND 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 2-pin, side earth type.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please contact After-sales Service for further
instruction. Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety
regulations.
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