Electrolux SANTO 3151 User's Manual

SANTO 3151-8 KG
Refrigerator/Freezer Combination
Operating Instructions
Dear customer,
Before placing your new appliance into operation please read these
operating instructions carefully. They contain important information
for safe use, for installation and for care of the appliance.
Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them
on to possible new owners of the appliance.
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Notes which are important for your safety or for the proper functioning of the appliance are stressed with a warning triangle and/or with
signal words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!). Please observe the following carefully.
0 1. This symbol and numbered instructions guide you step by step in the
operation of the appliance.
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Supplementary information regarding operation and practical uses of
the appliance appear after this symbol.
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Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
Explanations of the technical terminology used in the operating
instructions can be found at the end in the section "Technical
Terminology".
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "What to do if ...". If
these instructions should not be sufficient, please contact your local
AEG Service Force Centre.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes.
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
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Contents
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Appliance Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The refrigerator/freezer needs ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliance Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Reversing The Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Appliance Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
View of Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Prior to Initial Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Starting Up and Regulating the Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Interior Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Variable Inner Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dynamic Air Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Proper Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching the Appliance Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Opening the Freezer Compartment Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Contents
Freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Frozen Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
The Refrigerator is Defrosted Automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Freezer Compartment Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hints and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Replacing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Technical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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1 Important
Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
that you understand them all before installing or using this
appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure
about any of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer
Care Department.
Prior to Installation
• Check the refrigerator/freezer for transport damage. Under no
circumstances should a damaged appliance be installed! In the event
of damage, please contact your retailer.
Installation
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this
product in any way.
• Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply
cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable
available from your local Service Force Centre.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever possible, the
back of the appliance should be close to a wall, but leaving the
required distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation
instructions.
• The appliance should be left for 2 hours after installation before it is
turned on, in order to allow the refrigerant to settle.
Refrigerant
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 components of the refrigerant circuit become
damaged.
• If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition;
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
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Important Safety Instructions
Child Safety
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the
product.
• Keep packaging material away from children! (There is a risk of
suffocation!)
During Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only, specifically for the
storage of edible foodstuffs only. It is not intended for commercial or
industrial use
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low
temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials
such as, spray cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the
freezer.
• Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has thawed out.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer.
• Ice lollies can cause ’frost/freezer burns’ if consumed straight from
the freezer compartment.
• Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst
when the contents freeze.
• Manufacturers´ recommended storage times should be adhered to.
Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
• Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and disconnect from
the electrical supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
Servicing
• This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning.
Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
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Environmental Information
Packaging
All transit packaging materials are environmentally compatible and can
be reused. Wood is un-treated. The plastics can be recycled and are
identified as follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the interior.
>PS< for polystyrene foam, e.g. the pads, which are pure hydrocarbon
compounds and can be recycled.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper. Please dispose of the
packaging with due care for the environment.
Old Appliances
When disposing of your old appliance:
Make the appliance unusable by cutting off the cable and remove any
door catches to ensure small children cannot be trapped inside.
Help to keep your country tidy - use an authorised disposal site.
Appliance Transport
Two persons are required to transport the appliance.
0 1. In order to push the appliance into its final position, press carefully at
the top of the door and tip the appliance back slightly. The weight is
thus transferred to the back wheels and the appliance can be easily
pushed.
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Before Use
Packaging
0 1. Remove all adhesive tape and packaging from the interior of the appli-
ance.
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Any remnants of adhesive can be removed with white spirit.
2. Remove the transport protection pieces and pull off the adhesive tape.
3. Remove the transport fittings from
the storage shelves:
Slide the fittings securing the shelf
forward to the thicker section on
the edge of the storage shelf.
4. Slide the storage shelf far enough
forward so that it can be hinged
downwards and the fittings can be
removed from the guides.
Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be installed in a well ventilated, dry room.
Energy use and efficient performance of the appliance is affected by
the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore
– not be exposed to direct sunlight;
– not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat;
– only be installed at a location whose ambient temperature
corresponds to the climate classification, for which the appliance is
designed.
The climate classification can be found on the rating plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
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Installation
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
Climate classification
for an ambient temperature of
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+18 to +38 °C
T
+18 to +43 °C
If installation next to a source of heat is unavoidable, the following
minimum clearances must be maintained at the sides of the appliance:
– for electric cookers 3 cm;
– for oil and coal fired ranges 30 cm.
If these clearances cannot be maintained a heat insulating pad is required between the cooker and the refrigeration appliance.
The refrigerator/freezer needs ventilation
Air is fed under the door through the
vent slots in the base and is exhausted
upwards along the back wall. To ensure
proper air circulation never cover or
alter the vent openings.
Important! If the appliance is installed
under a hanging cabinet, a clearance of
at least 10 cm between the top of the
appliance and the cabinet above it must
be maintained.
Please check whether, after installing
your appliance and especially after
reversing the door, the door seal seals
tightly. A badly fitting door seal may
lead to heavy frosting and a higher
power consumption (see also "What to
do if ...“).
Appliance Alignment
0 1. The appliance must be level. Please compensate for unevenness in the
floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front.
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Installation
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures
not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The rating plate is
inside, on the left.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In the event of
having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA
approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green
Green and Yellow Earth
& Yellow
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured
markings indentifying the
Brown
Blue
terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
1. The wire coloured green and
yellow must be connected to
Cord Clamp
the terminal marked with the
letter "E“ or by the earth symbol or coloured green and yellow.
2. The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal "N“ or
coloured black.
3. The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
"L“ or coloured red.
4. Upon completion there must be not cut, or stray strands of wire
present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheat.
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Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Reversing The Door
The door hinges can be changed from right (as supplied) to left if
required to suit the location where the appliance is installed.
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Warning! Unplug from the mains, before reversing the door.
0 1. Open the freezer door and with-
draw the plinth cover to the
front. At the same time, press on
the plinth cover from above.
Transfer the door bearing covers
on the plinth cover from left to
right.
2. With the freezer compartment
door closed, remove the cross-head
screws from the lower door bearing
and remove the door bearing
downwards.
Using a 10 mm flat wrench,
unscrew the door bolt from the
lower right-hand side of the
freezer compartment door and
screw it in again on the opposite
side.
3. Remove freezer compartment door
carefully to the front and set aside.
4. Unscrew the centre door bearing.
5. Remove the fridge compartment
door carefully to the front and
place on one side.
6. Reposition upper pivot pin to the
left side.
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Reversing The Door
7. Carefully push refrigerator door
onto upper pivot pin and close.
8. Slide the centre door bearing into
the bottom left of the fridge compartment door and fasten to the
housing.
9. Carefully slide the freezer compartment door onto the centre
bearing pivot and close.
10. Place the lower door bearing in
the bearing pivot of the freezer
compartment door and fasten.
11. Move the door handles from the
left to the right and cover the
remaining holes with the hole
cover pins attached.
12. Fit the plinth again.
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Appliance Description
View of Appliance
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Control panel
Dynamic air cooling system
Butter and cheese compartment with lid
Door storage compartments
Bottle compartment
Fruit and vegetable drawers
Shelves
Drawer for frozen goods (for storage and freezing)
Drawers for frozen goods (only for storage)
Rating plate
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Prior to Initial Start-Up
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Before connecting the appliance to the mains and putting it into operation for the first time, leave the appliance to stand for 30 minutes if
it was transported upright. After transport on its side, the appliance
must be left to stand for 2 hours before putting it into operation. This is
necessary to allow the oil to flow back into the compressor. Otherwise
the compressor may be damaged.
0 1. Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: "Maintenance and Cleaning").
Starting Up and Regulating the Temperature
Control Panel
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Ambient switch with yellow light
Mains power light (green)
Temperature regulator and ON/OFF switch
The temperature regulator is also the ON/OFF switch.
A coin is needed to turn the temperature regulator. This makes it more
difficult to change the temperature setting accidentally (child
protection).
Position "0" means:
Off
Position "1"means:
Highest interior temperature (warmest setting)
Position "4" means:
Lowest interior temperature (coldest setting)
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Starting Up and Regulating the
When the ambient temperature in the room where the appliance is
situated is lower than +16 °C, the ambient switch must be depressed.
The yellow light comes on. If the ambient switch is switched on, the
compressor operates for longer periods to ensure that the storage
temperature of - 18 °C inside the freezer compartment is maintained.
Important!
If the ambient temperature rises to above +16 °C, the ambient switch
must be switched off in order to avoid unnecessary energy consumtion.
The yellow light goes out.
0 1. Insert plug into mains socket.
2. Turn the temperature regulator to the desired setting with the aid of a
coin. The green mains power light illuminates. The compressor starts
and then runs automatically.
The following effects are of significance in respect of the interior
temperature:
– Ambient temperature;
– Quantity and temperature of the food stored;
– Frequency with which the door is opened and how long it is left
open.
The following temperature settings can therefore only be considered as
recommendations that may well need to be adapted to suit your
particular situation.
Recommended settings:
For normal use: position "1" to "2";
For lower temperatures: position "2" to "3".
Important!
High ambient temperatures (e.g. on hot summer days) and a cold
setting on the temperature regulator (position "3" to "4") can cause the
compressor to run continuously in order to maintain the low
temperature.
The fridge will therefore not be able to defrost as automatic defrosting
of the fridge is only possible when the compressor is not running (see
"Defrosting" section). The result is the build up of a thick layer of frost
on the fridge rear wall.
If this happens, turn the temperature regulator back to a warmer
setting (position "2" to "3"). At this setting the compressor will be
switched on and off as usual and automatic defrosting will restart.
3. Wait until the temperature in the freezer compartment has reached
-18 °C before storing frozen foods.
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Where food hygiene is concerned -18 °C should be considered sufficiently cold for storing food in the freezer.
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Interior Accessories
Storage Shelves
The shelf in the lowest runners above the fruit and vegetable drawer is
stopped with plastic corners on the back. It must always remain in this
position, so that fruit and vegetables stay fresh for longer. To remove
the stops, the plastic corners must be twisted 90° forwards and to the
outside.
The remaining storage shelves can
be adjusted to various heights:
0 1. Pull the storage shelf forward until
it can be tipped up or down and
removed.
2. To insert at a different height use
the same procedure in reverse.
Bottle Rack
Place bottles in the rack with the
bottleneck to the front.
Important: Only store unopened
bottles horizontally.
The bottle rack can be tilted for
storing opened bottles.
0 1. To do this pull the bottle rack for-
ward until it can be tilted
upwards, then slide the front support into the next level up.
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Interior Accessories
Variable Inner Door
The door compartments can be pulled up and removed, and inserted at
other positions as needed.
Dynamic Air Cooling System
The dynamic air cooling system can
be used for better cooling efficiency at high ambient temperatures (above 25 °C) and high
quantity of stored food in the
refrigerator compartment to get:
• Quicker refrigeration
• More even temperatures
0 1. To start the dynamic air cooling system push the button on the fan
housing. The green pilot light comes on.
2. To switch off push the button again. The green pilot light goes out.
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The cooling process is more efficient when the dynamic cooling system
is in operation. The temperature should be set such that a large buildup of frost is avoided.
Bottle Holder
Some models are equipped with a
bottle holder in the bottle compartment. This is used to prevent
individual bottles from falling over
and can be slid sideways.
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Proper Storage
The cooling fans ensure an even temperature distribution in the fridge.
Foods with different perishability can
therefore be arranged on the shelves as
you like, without having to take into
account the different temperature
zones which usually occur. The temperature on the shelf above the fruit and
vegetable drawer is somewhat higher
than the fridge temperature set. The
example arrangement opposite shows
possible ways of storing food.
Important! Do not place foods too
closely in front of the vents at the rear
of the appliance as the foods might
freeze.
In order to check the temperature in
the refrigerator compartment you can
carry out the following test yourself:
0 1. Place a cup of water in the centre of the said shelf with a thermometer
inside.
2. Leave the fridge door closed overnight and check the temperature first
thing in the morning.
3. At this point the temperature should read no more than 5 °C; if it does,
you need to adjust the temperature control knob to a colder setting.
For further information on keeping food cool and safe a guide
published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is available
and can be obtained free of charge by contacting:
Foodsense, London SE99 7TT. Tel: 0645 556000
Tip: Food stored in the refrigerator compartment should always be
covered or packed so that they do not dry out, lose their flavour, or
transfer their flavour to any other refrigerated food.
The following are suitable for packing:
– polyethylene bags;
– plastic containers with lids;
– special plastic covers with rubber retainers;
– aluminium foil.
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To obtain the best performance from your refrigerator/freezer:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
freezer as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
Switching the Appliance Off
0 1. To switch off, turn the temperature regulator to position "0". The mains
power light goes out.
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
0 1. Switch off the appliance. To do this turn the temperature regulator to
position "0". The mains power light goes out.
2. Remove the mains plug or switch off.
3. Clean the appliance thoroughly (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
4. Leave the doors open after defrosting to avoid accumulation of odours.
Opening the Freezer Compartment Door
If the freezer compartment door is closed when the appliance is in
operation, it is possible that it cannot be immediately opened again. A
vacuum occurs in the freezer compartment which holds the door closed
until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened again after
several minutes.
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Freezing
Warning!
• Before foods are frozen, the actual temperature in the freezer
compartment must be -18 °C or colder.
• Please observe indicated freezing capacity on the rating plate. The
freezing capacity represents the maximum amount of fresh goods
that can be frozen within 24 hours. If you freeze goods on several
days, one after the other, freeze amounts equal to 2/3 to 3/4 of the
capacity indicated on the rating plate.
• Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
0 1. For freezing the maximum capacity press the ambient switch 12 hours
prior to freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller quantities. Yellow indicator
lights up.
2. All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do not
dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of
other frozen goods occurs.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods.
3. Place packaged goods in the drawers. Unfrozen goods may not come
into contact with already frozen goods, otherwise the frozen goods
may start to thaw.
4. Don´t forget to switch off the ambient switch when the desired temperature in the freezer has been reached.
Tips:
• The following are suitable for the packaging of frozen goods:
– freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
– plastic containers for frozen foods;
– extra-thick aluminium foil
• The following are suitable for sealing bags and wraps:
plastic clips, rubber bands or adhesive tape.
• Press air out of bags and wraps before sealing, because air
encourages drying of frozen goods.
• Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
• Do not fill plastic containers for frozen foods to the brim with liquid
or paste-like goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
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Frozen Storage
Warning! Before initial loading of the freezer compartment with
previously frozen goods, the required storage temperature of -18 °C
must be reached.
• Load freezer only with packaged frozen goods, so that they do not
dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of
other frozen goods can occur.
• Please observe maximum storage times and expiry dates of frozen
goods.
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When possible store frozen goods separately according to type in
drawers.
Preparation of Ice Cubes
0 1. Fill ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water and place in the freezer tray
or a drawer and allow to freeze.
2. To remove the finished ice cubes twist the ice cube tray or hold under
running water for a short time.
Warning! Do not, under any circumstances, free an ice tray which is
frozen to the appliance with pointed or sharp edged objects. Use a
spoon-handle or similar object.
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar
• The symbols on the drawers
show different types of frozen
goods.
• The numbers indicate storage times in months for the appropriate
types of frozen goods. Whether the upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is valid depends on the quality of the foods and
pre-treating before freezing. The lower value applies to foods with
high fat content.
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Defrosting
The Refrigerator is Defrosted Automatically
The rear wall of the fridge compartment covers with frost when the
compressor is running, and defrosts when the compressor is off.
The water from the thawing frost is collected in the drain channel on
the rear of the fridge, fed through the drain hole into the collection
compartment in the base, and then evaporated.
Freezer Compartment Defrosting
During use and when the door is opened, moisture is deposited as frost
inside the appliance, particularly on the evaporator. This frost must be
removed from time to time using a soft plastic scraper. Under no circumstances use hard or pointed objects for this purpose.
The freezer compartment should always be defrosted when the layer of
frost has reached a thickness of approx. 4 millimetres; however at least
once a year. A good time for defrosting is when the appliance is empty
or contains little food.
1
Warning!
• Do not use electrical heating appliances or any other mechanical or
artificial devices to speed up the defrosting process, with the exception of those recommended in these operating instructions.
• Do not use defrosting sprays, they can be hazardous to your health
and/or contain substances that damage plastics.
0 1. About 12 hours prior to defrosting push the ambient switch, so that the
frozen goods can build up a sufficient chill reserve.
Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could
freeze to the food.
2. Remove frozen food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and store it,
covered, in a cool place.
3. Unplug or switch off of mains.
4. Remove all the drawers. Place a
bowl directly in front of the appliance to collect the water from
defrosting and pull out the water
drain conduit.
Tip: In order to speed up the
defrosting process, place a pot of
hot water in the freezer
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compartment. In addition, remove pieces of ice that break away before
defrosting is complete.
5. After defrosting thoroughly clean the freezer interior, as well as interior
accessories (see section: "Maintenance and Cleaning").
Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant
is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling
plate/evaporator.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round
and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the
compressor.
• A thermostat controls the compressor and you will hear a faint click
when the thermostat cuts in and out.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your refrigerator/freezer:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
freezer as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
2 Energy Saving Advice
• Do not install the appliance close to sources of heat, such as a cooker,
dishwasher or radiator.
• Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room and make sure
that the air openings of the appliance are not obstructed.
• Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before
placing in the freezer.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or opening the
door too frequently as warm air will enter the cabinet and cause the
compressor to switch on unnecessarily often.
• Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the door from closing
properly.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT
the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
1
Warning!
• Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or
alcohol.
• Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock! Hot
vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
• The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
Attention!
• Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e. g.
– lemon juice or the juice from orange peals;
– butyric acid;
– cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with appliance
parts.
• Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
3
If the refrigerator only is to be cleaned, press the ambient switch
several hours in advance, in order to build up sufficient chill reserve in
the freezer compartment for the interruption in service. Do not open
the freezer compartment door.
0 1. About 12 hours prior to cleaning push the ambient switch, in order to
build up sufficient chill reserve for the interruption in operation.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods.
2. Remove frozen goods, pack them in several layers of newspaper, cover
them and store them in a cool place.
3. Switch off the appliance and remove plug from the mains, or switch off
or turn out the circuit breaker or the fuse.
4. Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of
soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water).
5. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
6. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
2
Accumulation of dust at the condenser increases energy consumption.
For this reason carefully clean the condenser beneath the appliance
once a year with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
7. After everything is dry place appliance back into service.
Replacing the light bulb
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Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb
switch off the appliance and remove the mains plug.
Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 25 W, fitting: E 14
0 1. To switch off the appliance turn the temperature regulator to position
"0". The mains power light goes out.
2. Unplug from the mains.
3. To change the light bulb, undo the
cross head screw and remove the
light bulb cover downwards.
4. Replace faulty light bulb.
5. Refit the light bulb cover and the
cross head screw.
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What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can rectify
yourself using the following instructions. Do not perform any other
work on the appliance if the following information does not provide
assistance in your specific case.
1
Warning! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
qualified service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant
hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please contact
your local Service Force Centre.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
Appliance is not switched
on.
Switch on the appliance.
Mains plug is not plugged
in or is loose.
Insert mains plug.
No power to the appliance. Fuse has blown or is defec- Check fuse, replace if
tive.
necessary.
Mains socket is defective.
Appliance cools too much.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an electrician.
Turn the temperature conTemperature is set too cold. trol knob to a warmer setting temporarily.
Please look in the " StartTemperature is not properly
ing Up and Temperature
adjusted.
Regulation " section.
The food is too warm.
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Door was open for an
extended period.
Open the door only as long
as necessary.
A large quantity of warm
food was placed in the
appliance within the last
24 hours.
Press the ambient switch.
Turn the temperature control knob to a colder setting temporarily.
The appliance is near a
heat source.
Please look in the "Installation" section.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
Interior illumination does
not function.
Light bulb is defective.
Important: The interior
Please refer to "Replacing
lighting switches off auto- the Light Bulb" section.
matically after 20 minutes.
Water in the vegetable
drawer
Wet vegetables have been
stored
The compressor does not
start immediately after
changing the temperature
setting.
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
occurred.
a period of time.
Noise
Appliance is not level.
Clean drawer and ensure
that vegetables are dry
before storing.
Readjust the front levelling
feet.
Refer to Normal Operating
Sounds
If after the above checks there is still a fault, call your local AEG Service
Force Centre.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been
made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a
mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service
calls.
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured
in accordance with the appropriate standards. The necessary measures
in accordance with appliance safety legislation regulations (GSG),
accident prevention regulations for refrigeration appliances (VBG 20)
and the regulations of the German Society of Electrical Engineers (VDE)
were observed in the manufacture of this appliance.
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
;
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines:
– 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
– 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
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Technical Terminology
• Refrigerant
Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as
refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low,
that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can
cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
• Refrigerant Circuit
Closed circulation system that contains the refrigerant. The
refrigerant circuit comprises primarily of an evaporator, a compressor,
a condenser and pipe work.
• Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. Similar to all other
liquids, refrigerant requires heat to evaporate. This heat is removed
from the interior of the appliance, as a result the interior is cooled.
The evaporator is therefore located inside the appliance or placed in
foam immediately behind the inner wall and thus not visible.
• Compressor
The compressor looks like a small drum. It is driven by a built-in
electric motor and is mounted on the base of the appliance at the
rear. The task of the compressor is to draw in vaporised refrigerant
from the evaporator, to compress it, and to pass it on to the
condenser.
• Condenser
The condenser normally has the form of a grid. The refrigerant
compressed in the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. During
this process, heat is released to the surrounding air at the surface of
the condenser. The condenser is mounted on the base of the
appliance.
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Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG
appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty
workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF
CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas
supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance
with the manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered
with by any person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
• Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be
available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the
replacement of any light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls
to appliances outside the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which
are subject to rental agreements.
• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with
you to your new home subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as
exists in the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i.e. a normal household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to
give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service
Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you and your appliances..
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Service & Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact Service Force by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force
Centre covering your post code area.
For the adress of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website at
www.serviceforce.co.uk
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details
under the heading „What to do if.....“
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to give the
following details:
1.
Your name, address and post code.
2.
Your telephone number
3.
Clear and concise details of the fault.
4.
The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the
rating plate)
• Model Name
• Model Number (PNC)
• Serial Number (S-No.)
5.
The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation
is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance or for further
information on AEG products please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our
website at www.aeg.co.uk.
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire, SL1 1DZ
Tel. 08705 350350 (*)
(*) Calls may be recorded for training purposes
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