User manual
Safety instructions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 11
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Subject to change without notice.
Safety instructions
In the interest of your safety and to ensure the
correct use, before installing and first using the
appliance, read this user manual carefully, including its hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important
to ensure that all people using the appliance
are thoroughly familiar with its operation and
safety features. Save these instructions and
make sure that they remain with the appliance if
it is moved or sold, so that everyone using it
through its life will be properly informed on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the precautions of these user's instructions as the
manufacturer is not responsible for damages
caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• 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.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children.
There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the
plug out of the socket, cut the connection
cable (as close to the appliance as you can)
and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to close
themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door
seals is to replace an older appliance having
a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid, be
sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old appliance. This will
prevent it from becoming a death trap for a
General safety
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal 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;
– catering and similar non-retail applications.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial means to speed up the thawing process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such
as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
appliances, unless they are approved for this
purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level of environmental compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of the
appliance, be certain that none of the com-
ponents of the refrigerant circuit become
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the
appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way. Any damage
to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire
and/or electric shock.
Warning! Any electrical component (power cord, plug, compressor) must be replaced by a certified service agent or qualified
service personnel to avoid hazard.
Power cord must not be lengthened.
Make sure that the power plug is not
squashed or damaged by the back of
the appliance. A squashed or damaged
power plug may overheat and cause a
3. Make sure that you can come to the
mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do not
insert the power plug. There is a risk of
electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance
without the lamp cover (if foreseen) of
interior lighting.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
Do not remove nor touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are damp/
wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance
to direct sunlight.
Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for
household appliances use only. They are not
suitable for household room illumination.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly against
the air outlet on the rear wall. (If the appliance is Frost Free)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it
has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance
with the frozen food manufacturer's instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to.
Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment as it creates pressure
on the container, which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance
and disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost
from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator
for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the
drain. If the drain is blocked, water will collect in the bottom of the appliance.
Important! For electrical connection carefully
follow the instructions given in specific
• Unpack the appliance and check if there are
damages on it. Do not connect the appliance
if it is damaged. Report possible damages
immediately to the place you bought it. In that
case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours before connecting the appliance to allow the oil
to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be around
the appliance, lacking this leads to overheat3
ing. To achieve sufficient ventilation follow
the instructions relevant to installation.
Wherever possible the back of the product
should be against a wall to avoid touching or
catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.
The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or cookers.
Make sure that the mains plug is accessible
after the installation of the appliance.
Connect to potable water supply only (If a
water connection is foreseen).
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out by
a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare
parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials.
The appliance shall not be discarded together
with the urban refuse and rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your local authorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat exchanger.
The materials used on this appliance marked by
are recyclable.
the symbol
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to a
medium setting.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature
regulator to the "O" position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward lower
settings to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward higher
settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
Important! If the ambient temperature is high
or the appliance is fully loaded, and the
appliance is set to the lowest temperatures, it
may run continuously causing frost to form on
the rear wall. In this case the dial must be set to
a higher temperature to allow automatic
defrosting and therefore reduced energy
A medium setting is generally the most
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time,
wash the interior and all internal accessories
with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so
as to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the finish.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing
fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozen
food for a long time.
To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to
change the medium setting.
However, for a faster freezing operation, turn
the temperature regulator toward higher settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
Important! In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might drop below
0°C. If this occurs reset the temperature
regulator to a warmer setting.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2 hours
on the higher settings.
If large quantities of food are to be stored, remove all drawers and baskets from appliance
and place food on cooling shelves to obtain the
best performance.
Warning! Make sure that foods do not
exceed the load limit stated on the side of
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if
the power has been off for longer that the value
shown in the technical characteristics chart
under "rising time", the defrosted food must be
consumed quickly or cooked immediately and
then re-frozen (after cooling).
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used,
can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment
or at room temperature, depending on the time
available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with one or more
trays for the production of ice-cubes. Fill these
trays with water, then put them in the freezer
Important! Do not use metallic instruments to
remove the trays from the freezer.
the upper section (where applicable)
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with
a series of supports so that the shelves can be
positioned as desired.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of
food packages of various sizes, the door
shelves can be
placed at different
Gradually pull the
shelf in the direction
of the arrows until it
comes free, then reposition as required.
Helpful hints and tips
Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• If the ambient temperature is high and the
Temperature Regulator is set to low temperature and the appliance is fully loaded, the
compressor may run continuously, causing
frost or ice on the evaporator. If this happens,
set the Temperature Regulator toward warmer settings to allow automatic defrosting and
so a saving in electricity consumption.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed in
special airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude as much
air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavour
• position food so that air can circulate freely
around it
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during this period;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to enable it to
be rapidly and completely frozen and to make
it possible subsequently to thaw only the
quantity required;
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages are
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and
place on the glass shelf above the vegetable
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these should
be covered and may be placed on any shelf.
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in temperature of the latter;
• lean foods store better and longer than fatty
ones; salt reduces the storage life of food;
• water ices, if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer compartment, can
possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;
• it is advisable to show the freezing in date on
each individual pack to enable you to keep
tab of the storage time.
• make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the freezer in the shortest possible time;
• not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary;
• once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and
cannot be refrozen;
• do not exceed the storage period indicated
by the food manufacturer.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:
Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free from
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the interior as this will damage the
surface and leave a strong odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a
brush. This operation will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners contain chemicals that can attack/damage the
plastics used in this appliance. For this reason
it is recommended that the outer casing of this
appliance is only cleaned with warm water with
a little washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the
mains supply.
Defrosting the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of the refrigerator compartment every
time the motor compressor stops, during normal use. The defrost water drains out through a
drain hole into a special container at the back
of the appliance, over the motor compressor,
where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator
compartment channel to prevent the water
overflowing and dripping onto the food inside.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form on
the freezer shelves and around the top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches
a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
Important! About 12 hours prior to defrosting,
set the Temperature regulator toward higher
settings , in order to build up sufficient chill
reserve for the interruption in operation.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions below:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with
wet hands. Hands can freeze to the
Leave the door open.
In order to speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of warm water in the
freezer compartment. In addition, remove
pieces of ice that break away before defrosting
is complete.
When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly.
Switch on the appliance.
After two or three hours, reload the previously removed food into the compartment.
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost from the innerliner as you could
damage it.
Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing process other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs,
during defrosting, may shorten their safe
storage life.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions:
• disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
• remove all food
• defrost (if foreseen) and clean the appliance
and all accessories
• leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to
check it once in a while to prevent the food inside from spoiling in case of a power failure.
What to do if…
Warning! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the mains plug from the mains
Only a qualified electrician or competent
person must do the troubleshooting that is not
in this manual.
The appliance does not
operate. The lamp does
not operate.
The lamp does not work.
The compressor operates
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant
Possible cause
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to
the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket correctly.
The appliance has no power. There
is no voltage in the mains socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door has been opened too frequently.
Do not keep the door open longer
than necessary.
The product temperature is too
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before
The room temperature is too high.
Decrease the room temperature.
Water flows on the rear
plate of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting
process, frost defrosts on the rear
This is correct.
Water flows into the refrigerator.
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water flows
into the water collector.
Make sure that products do not
touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the ground.
The melting water outlet does not
flow in the evaporative tray above
the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to the
evaporative tray.
The temperature in the appliance is too low/high.
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The temperature in the refrigerator is too high.
There is no cold air circulation in
the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold air circulation in the appliance.
The temperature in the
freezer is too high.
Products are too near to each other.
Store products so that there is cold
air circulation.
There is too much frost.
Possible cause
Food is not wrapped correctly.
Wrap the food correctly.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a higher temperature.
Replacing the lamp
Caution! Disconnect the plug from the
mains socket.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".
At the same time, with the fingers expand up
and down the transparent cover and unhook it
in the direction of the arrows.
Replace the lamp with one of the same power
and shape, specifically designed for household appliances. (the maximum power is
shown on the light bulb cover).
Reassemble the lamp cover.
Connect the plug to the mains socket.
Open the door. Make sure that the light
comes on.
If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Service Center.
Technical data
Dimension of the recess
1780 mm
560 mm
550 mm
Rising Time
22 h
230-240 V
50 Hz
The technical information are situated in the rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.
Caution! Read the "Safety Information"
carefully for your safety and correct
operation of the appliance before installing the
Install this appliance at a location where the
ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated on the rating plate of the
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work required to
install this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or competent person.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be observed.
Important! The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following
A Green and Yellow:
C Brown:
D Blue:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to the terminal marked either with the
or colletter “E“ or by the earth symbol
oured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire
is present and the cord clamp E is secure
over the outer sheath.
5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug
fitted B. In the event of having to change the
fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a 13
amp socket is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of safely.
Door reversibility
The door of the appliance opens to the right. If
you want to open the door to the left, do these
steps before you install the appliance:
• Loosen the upper
pin and remove the
• Remove the upper
pin and the upper
• Loosen the middle
On the opposite side:
• Install the lower pin.
• Install the lower
• Tighten the middle
• Install the upper
• Tighten the spacer
and tighten the upper pin.
• Remove the lower
• Loosen the lower
Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind
the appliance must
be sufficient.
5 cm
min. 200cm2
Installing the appliance
Caution! Make sure that the mains cable
can move freely.
Do the following steps:
1 If necessary cut
the adhesive sealing
strip and then apply it
to the appliance as
shown in figure.
2 Install the appliance in the niche.
Push the appliance in
the direction of the
arrows (1) until the
upper gap cover
stops against the
kitchen furniture.
Push the appliance in
the direction of the
arrows (2) against the
cupboard on the opposite side of the
4 Attach the appli3 Adjust the appliance to the niche
ance in the niche.
with 4 screws.
Make sure that the
distance between the
appliance and the
cupboard front-edge
is 44 mm.
The lower hinge cover (in the accessories
bag) makes sure that
the distance between
the appliance and the
kitchen furniture is
Make sure that the
clearance between
the appliance and the
cupboard is 4 mm.
Open the door. Put
the lower hinge cover
in position.
8 Disconnect the
7 Connect the appliance laterally to the parts (Ha), (Hb), (Hc)
kitchen furniture side- and (Hd).
1. Loosen the
screws of the
part (G) and
move the part
(G) till the furniture sidewall.
2. Tighten the
screws of the
part (G) again.
3. Attach the part
(H) to the part
~50 mm
21 mm
5 Remove the correct part from the
hinge cover (E). Make
sure to remove the
part DX, in the case
of right hinge, SX in
opposite case.
21 mm
~50 mm
9 Install the part
10 Push the part (Hc)
(Ha) on the inner side on the part (Ha).
of the kitchen furniture.
6 Attach the covers
(C, D) to the lugs and
the hinge holes.
Install the vent grille
Attach the hinge covers (E) to the hinge.
8 mm
8 mm
K Ha
11 Open the appliance door and the
kitchen furniture door
at an angle of 90°.
Insert the small
square (Hb) into
guide (Ha).
Put together the appliance door and the
furniture door and
mark the holes.
12 Remove the
brackets and mark a
distance of 8 mm
from the outer edge
of the door where the
nail must be fitted (K).
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic sealing strip is attached tightly
to the cabinet.
Important! If the ambient temperature is low
(for example, in the Winter), the size of the
gasket decreases. The size of the gasket
increases when the ambient temperature
13 Place the small
14 Press the part
square on the guide
(Hd) on the part (Hb).
again and fix it with
the screws supplied.
Align the kitchen furniture door and the
appliance door by adjusting the part (Hb).
Environmental concerns
The symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product may not
be treated as household waste. Instead it
should be taken to the appropriate collection
point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By ensuring this product
is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local council, your
household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.