SANTO U
66040i
Built-In Refrigerator
Operating and Installation Instructions
Dear customer,
Before placing your new refrigerator/freezer 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.
These operating instructions are for use with several technically comparable models with varying accessories. Please observe the notes which
apply to your model.
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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.
This symbol guides you step by step in the operation of the appliance.
Supplementary information regarding operation and practical applications of the appliance appear after this symbol.
Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
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
Service Force Centre.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound proceses
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly...
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Appliance Packaging Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disposal of old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Remove transport packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installation Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Grid preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Reversing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Changing over the freezer compartment door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Building the appliance in under a worktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Fitting the plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
View of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Prior to Initial Start–Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Starting up and temperature regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Interior Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storage shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
VARIO glass storage shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Correct storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Freezing and storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
The fridge defrosts automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Defrosting the freezer compartment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Switching off the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Energy Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Changing the light bulb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Help us to Help You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Noises during Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Technical terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Important Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
you fully understand them before installing or using the appliance.
Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about the
meaning of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department
for assistance.
Intended use
• The refrigerator is intended for use in the home. It is suitable for the
cooling, freezing and storing of frozen food, as well as for making
ice. If the appliance is used for purposes other than those intended
or used incorrectly, no liability can be accepted by the manufacturer
for any damage that may be caused.
• Alterations or changes to the refrigerator are not permitted for reasons of safety.
• If you use the refrigerator in a commercial application or for purposes other than the cooling, freezing or frozen storage of foods,
the manufacturer accepts no liability for any damages which may
occur.
Prior to initial start–up
• Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no circumstance
should a damaged appliance be plugged in. In the event of damage,
please contact your supplier.
• Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply
cable. Important: if the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced
by authorised service or qualified personnel using a special cable of
the same type.
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.
Safety of children
• Packaging (e.g. wraps, polystyrene) can be dangerous for children.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material away from
children!
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• Please make old appliances unusable prior to disposal. Pull out the
mains plug, cut off the mains cable, break or remove spring or bolt
catches, if fitted. By doing this you ensure that children cannot lock
themselves in the appliance when playing (there is risk of
suffocation!) or get themselves into other dangerous situations.
• Often children cannot recognise the hazards present in household
appliances. It is therefore important that you ensure adequate
supervision and never let children play with the appliance!
Daily Operation
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low
temperatures. There is a risk of an explosion! Do not store any
containers with flammable materials such as spray cans, fire
extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the refrigerator/freezer.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment.
They can burst when the contents freeze, high carbonate content
drinks can even explode! Never store lemonade, juices, beer, wine,
sparkling wine etc. in the freezer compartment.
• Do not place ice cream or ice cubes in the mouth immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment. Very cold ice can freeze to
the lips or tongue and cause injury.
• Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could freeze
to the food.
• Do not operate any electrical appliances in the refrigerator/freezer
(e.g. electric ice cream makers, mixers etc.).
• Before cleaning the appliance, always switch off the appliance and
unplug it, or disconnect from the electricity supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do
not pull on the cable.
In case of malfunction
• If a malfunction occurs on the appliance, please look first in the
"What to do if ..." section of these instructions. If the information
given there does not help, please do not perform any further repairs
yourself.
• 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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Disposal
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally friendly. They can be dumped or
burned at an incinerating plant without danger.
About the materials: 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 all free of chlorofluorocarbon.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper and should be disposed
of at a waste-paper recycling collection location.
Disposal of old Appliances
For environmental reasons, refrigeration appliances must be disposed
of properly. This applies to your old appliance, and - at the end of its
service life - for your new appliance as well.
Warning! Before disposing of old appliances make them inoperable.
Remove plug from mains, sever the power cable, remove or destroy
any snap or latch closures. This eliminates the danger that playing
children lock themselves into the appliance (danger of suffocation!) or
place themselves into other life-endangering situations.
Disposal:
• The appliance may not be disposed of with domestic waste or bulky
refuse.
• The refrigerant circuit, especially the heat exchanger at the back of
the appliance, must not be damaged.
• Information concerning collection schedules or locations can be
obtained from your local Council or Environmental Health Office.
Remove transport packaging
The appliance and the interior fittings are protected for transport.
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Pull off the adhesive tape on the left and right side of the door.
You can remove any remnants of adhesive using white spirit.
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Remove all adhesive tape and packing pieces from the interior of the
appliance.
Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be set up in a well ventilated, dry room.
Energy use 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.
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 the refrigeration appliance is installed next to another refrigerator or
freezer a clearance of 5 cm at the sides is required, in order to prevent
the formation of condensation on the outside of the appliance.
Grid preparation
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The side at which the door opens can be changed from the right side
(as supplied) to the left side, if the installation site requires.
Warning! When changing the side at
A
which the door opens, remove
plug from the mains.
Left door opening:
B
Remove the left side (A) of the grid
cutting it from the rear (see figure).
Remove the right side (B) of the grid
cutting it from the rear (see figure).
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Re-install the grid to the base of the
appliance by pushing on to the clasps (a)
until they click.
a
a
Reversing the door
The side at which the door opens can be changed from the right side
(as supplied) to the left side, if the installation site requires.
To reverse the opening direction of the door, proceed as shown in the
figures:
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1
5
2
3
1
6
7
8
2
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Warning! After completion
of the door reversing operation, check that the door
gasket adheres to the cabinet. If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter),
the gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that
case, wait for the natural
fitting of the gasket or
accelerate this process by
heating up the part involved
with a normal hairdryer on
a low setting.
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9
12
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Changing over the freezer compartment door
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Open the freezer compartment door a little way.
Using a small screwdriver, press the spring in
the opening of the lower door bearing
slightly upwards and take the door bearing
out complete with the door.
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Position the covering cap (M) on
the opposite side.
Turn the freezer compartment door
through 180° and fit the lower door
bearing into the lower bearing
cavity of the freezer compartment
door.
Lift the freezer compartment door
M
a little way upwards, fit it into the
upper door bearing, and at the
same time insert the lower door
bearing into the square hole. Small upwards and downwards
adjustments of the freezer compartment door will make fitting easier.
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Building the appliance in under a worktop
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The dimensions of the recessed
installation area must correspond
with those indicated in the figure.
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1xB
2xC
Installation kit
1xA
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2
1
2
1
2
1
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Two cabinet securing brackets
are supplied with the installation pack. They need to be
assembled onto the cabinet
prior to cabinet being pushed
into the Kitchen aperture.
Left hand
bracket
Right hand
bracket
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To fit these brackets remove the two screws at the top left and right
hand front corners of the cabinet.
Position the two brackets as shown in the figure and replace the two
securing screws.
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Push the appliance into
place. The plug socket necessary for connection of
the appliance to the electricity supply should be
positioned, so that the plug
is not placed in the recess.
To adjust the height proceed as follows:
Loosen or tighten the two
front feet.
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5
55 x
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The rear feet are adjusted by turning the screw in the front kick plate
to the left or right.
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If necessary, pads are supplied for
the rear feet to make sliding the
appliance in and out of the recess
easier. To fit the pads, press them
onto the rear feet.
If required, the dimensions of these
pads can be reduced by breaking
them where marked.
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2/a
N.B. The joint cover (B) is to be
assembled after having
installed the appliance in the
recess.
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1
B
3
11
115°
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Push the appliance into
place and retain the cabinet with screws through
the securing brackets
into the worktop or
adjacent woodwork as
necessary.
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To mount the furniture door
proceed as shown in the figures:
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1
a
10
C
4
3
b
6
12
7
a
b
C
clic
C
clic
Upper part of kitchen
furniture panel
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1
c
a
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2
9
b
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Lower part of kitchen
furniture panel
275
275
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10
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10
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Refit the covering strip.
A
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Fitting the plinth
a = 100
b = 150
A = 820
B = 870
Important!
For the efficient operation of the appliance, it is important that the
original ventilation grid is used.
• For an opening height dimension
A=820 mm and a plinth height
dimension a=100 mm, the plinth
may be fitted without adjustments.
The same applies to an opening
height dimension B=870 mm and a
plinth height dimension b=150 mm.
• For plinth heights greater than
580
a=100 mm, b=150 mm, a cut should
2
5-8
be made in the plinth, 580 mm wide,
0
in the centre of the appliance
25
position, leaving a remaining height 008
of a=100 mm, b=150 mm.
• Attach plinth to the kitchen units.
Important!
The plinth must be positioned at a minimum distance of 25 mm from
the door.
Please check whether, after installing your appliance and especially
after reversing the door, the door seal seals right round. A badly fitting
door seal may lead to heavy frosting and result in a higher power consumption (see also “What to do if ...”).
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Power supply
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A correctly installed, earthed socket is required for the electrical supply. The supply must have a fuse rating of at least 10 Amps. If the
socket is not accessible once the appliance is built in, the electrical
installation must include suitable means of isolating the appliance
from the mains (e.g. a fused spur).
Before initial start-up, refer to the appliance rating plate to ascertain
if supply voltage and current values correspond with those of the
mains at the installation location.
e.g.: AC 220 ... 240 V 50 Hz or
220 ... 240 V ~50 Hz
(i.e. 220 to 240 volts alternating current, 50 Hertz)
The rating plate is inside the appliance on the left.
The mains cable may only be changed by a qualified electrician or
competent person. If your appliance needs repairing, please contact
your local AEG Service Force Centre.
Electrical Connection
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.
13 AMP
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
GREEN & YELLOW
13 AMP. FUSE
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the
following code:
Green and Yellow Earth
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
BROWN
BLUE
207
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CORD CLAMP
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.The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to 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 marked
“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 no cut, or stray strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.
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
safety.
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Description of the appliance
View of the appliance
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Butter/cheese compartment
Sliding shelf
Bottle shelf
Vegetable drawers
Storage shelves
Thermostat
Frozen food storage/freezing food, icemaking.
Prior to Initial Start–Up
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Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
Starting up and temperature regulation
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Connect the appliance to the mains electricity supply.
When the refrigerator compartment door is opened, the internal lighting is switched on.
The temperature selector knob is located on the right hand side of the
refrigerator compartment.
Setting “0” means: Off.
Turning clockwise in direction “1”:
Refrigerating unit on, the latter then
operates automatically.
Setting “1” means:
Hightest temperature, warmest setting.
Setting “6” (end-stop) means:
Lowest temperature, coldest setting.
AEG62
The temperatures in the refrigerator compartment and freezer compartment cannot be independently regulated.
At a low ambient temperature of around 16°C, setting “1” should be
selected. At ambient temperatures of around 25°C, select setting “2”.
If you require a lower temperature, select setting “3” or “4”. On this
setting , you can be sure the fresh food placed in the freezer compartment will be reliably frozen and that a storage temperature of -18°C
will be maintained in the freezer compartment.
If you want to freeze fresh food rapidly, select setting “6”, ensuring
that the temperature in the refrigerator compartment does not drop
below 0°C. You should also promptly reset the thermostat knob to setting “3” or “4” after the freezing of the fresh food is complete.
Important!
High ambient temperatures (e.g. on hot summer days) and a cold setting on the thermostat (position”5” to “6”) can cause the compressor
to run continuously.
Reason: when the ambient temperature is high, the compressor must
run continuously to maintain the low temperature in the appliance.
The fridge will not be able to defrost since automatic defrosting of the
fridge is only possible when the compressor is not running (see also
"Defrosting" section). The result is the build up of a thick layer of frost
on the fridge rear wall.
If this happens, turn the thermostat knob back to a warmer setting
(position “3” to “4”). At this setting the compressor will be switched on
and off as usual and automatic defrosting recommenced.
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Interior Accessories
Storage shelves
Various glass storage shelves are included with your appliance.
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The height of the storage shelves can be adjusted:
To do this pull the storage shelf forward until it can be swivelled
upwards or downwards and removed.
Please do the same in reverse to insert the shelf at a different height.
VARIO glass storage shelf
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Your appliance is equipped with two half
size glass storage shelves.
Storing tall items:
Slide the front half of the Vario storage
shelf in another level to the rear. By this
means you will gain space to place tall
items on the storage shelf below.
Correct storage
This symbol means that deep-frozen food can be kept for
some months in the freezer compartment.
The length of storage time depends on the type of food - see manufacturer’s instructions.
However, small quantities of fresh foods can be frozen (see: “Freezing
and storage”).
Tip: Food in the fridge should always be covered or packaged, to prevent drying and tainting of other food.
The following are suited for packaging:
– Polyethylene airtight bags and wraps;
– Plastic containers with lids;
– Special plastic covers with elastic;
– aluminium foil.
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Freezing and storing frozen food
The freezer compartment is for freezing and storing food.
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Important!
• The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –18°C or colder before freezing fresh food or storing food already frozen.
• Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time (max. 2 kg per
24 hrs). The quality of the food is best preserved when it is frozen
right through to the core as quickly as possible.
• Allow warm food to cool down before freezing. The warmth will
cause increased ice formation and increase the power consumption.
• Please note the maximum storage times specified by the manufacturer.
• Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
All foods must be packed into airtight packages or containers 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 food with wet hands. Your hands could
stick to the food causing skin abrasions.
Lay the packaged food on the base of the freezer compartment.
Unfrozen food must not touch items already frozen, otherwise the
frozen food could begin to defrost.
Tips:
• The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
– freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
– special cans for frozen goods;
– extra–thick aluminium foil.
• The following are suitable for sealing bags and wrappings:
plastic clips, rubber bands or tape.
• Smooth the air out of the bag before sealing; air makes it easier for
the frozen food to dry out.
• Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
• Do not fill cans for frozen goods to the brim with liquid or
paste–like goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
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Preparation of Ice Cubes
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Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer
compartment and leave to freeze.
To loosen the frozen cubes, either bend the ice cube tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Important! Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to the freezer
compartment using pointed or sharp edged objects, since you may
damage the refrigerating circuit. Use the plastic scraper.
Defrosting
The fridge defrosts automatically
The rear wall of the fridge covers with frost when the compressor is
running, and defrosts when the compressor is off. The water from the
thawing frost evaporates by itself.
Defrosting the freezer compartment
During use and when the freezer compartment door is opened, moisture is deposited in the freezer compartment as frost. Remove this
frost from time to time with the soft plastic scraper. Under no circumstances use hard or pointed objects to remove frost.
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 only a small amount of food.
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.
Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could
stick to the food causing skin abrasions.
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Remove frozen food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and store
it, covered, in a cool place.
Switch off the appliance and unplug it, or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Remove the stopper from the meltwater outlet and place a bowl
underneath it to catch the meltwater.
Tip: You can speed up the defrosting
process by placing a pan with warm
water in the freezer compartment
and closing the doors. Remove pieces
of ice that have fallen before they
completely defrost.
After defrosting, thoroughly clean the
freezer compartment ( see "Cleaning
and Care" section).
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Switching off the appliance
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To switch off the appliance, turn the temperature regulator to position "0".
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
Remove all refrigerated and frozen packages.
Switch off the appliance by turning the thermostat knob to position
"0".
Remove the mains plug or switch off or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Clean thoroughly (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
Leave the door open to avoid the build up of odours.
Cleaning and Care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories, should be cleaned regularly.
Warning!
• The appliance must not be connected to the mains during cleaning.
Danger of electrical shock. Before cleaning switch the appliance off
and remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or disconnect
from the electricity supply.
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• Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could
accumulate in electrical components and there is a danger of an
electrical shock. Hot vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
• The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
Important!
• 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.
Remove frozen food and the food from the refrigerator. Wrap frozen
food in several layers of newspaper. Store it in a cool place, well covered.
Defrost the freezer compartment prior to cleaning (see “Defrosting”
section).
Switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the mains, or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and lukewarm water. Commercially available dish washing detergents may also
be used.
After cleaning wipe with fresh water
and rub dry.
An accumulation of dust will affect
the performance of the appliance and
cause excessive electricity consumption. The structure of the appliance
permits you to clean the rear zone
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close to the wall, using a vacuum
cleaner.
Remove the plinth (1), then the ventilation grid (2);
Carefully pull the air deflector out (3),
checking that there is no water left
from the defrosting.
Check the water drain hole (F) under
the vegetable drawers of the fridge is
not blocked. Clear a blocked drain hole
with the aid of the green peg (P) in the
P
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pack of accessories included with the
appliance.
After everything is dry place appliance
back into service.
Energy Saving Tips
• Do not install the appliance near boilers, radiators or other sources
of heat. High ambient temperatures cause longer, more frequent
operation of the compressor.
• Ensure sufficient air circulation and exhaust at the appliance base
and at the back wall of the appliance. Never cover air vent openings.
• Do not place warm foods into the appliance. Allow warm foods to
cool first.
• Do not leave the door open any longer than necessary.
• Do not set temperature any colder than necessary.
• Put frozen food in the fridge to defrost. The cold in the frozen food
will then be used to cool the fridge.
What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
Spare parts:
The following spare parts can be ordered from the Service Force Centre.
You can fit these yourself without any special skill or training, e.g.:
– butter/cheese compartment,
– egg holders,
– door shelves,
– fruit and vegetable drawers,
– storage shelves
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.
Important! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
competent service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please
contact your specialist dealer or your local Service Force Centre.
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Symptom
Appliance does not work.
Possible Cause
Appliance is not switched
on.
Mains plug is not plugged
in or is loose.
Fuse has blown or is
defective
Socket is defective.
The compressor runs continuously.
Temperature is set too
cold.
The food is too warm.
Temperature is not
properly adjusted.
Door was open for an
extended period.
A large quantity of warm
food was placed in the
appliance within the last
24 hours.
The appliance is near a
heat source.
Interior lighting does not
work.
Heavy build up of frost,
possibly also on the door
seal.
The compressor does not
start immediately after
changing the temperature
setting.
Water in the bottom of the
cabinet.
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Remedy
Switch on the appliance.
Insert mains plug.
Check fuse, replace if necessary.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an
electrician.
Turn the thermostat knob
to a warmer setting temporarily.
Please look in the “Initial
Start Up” section.
Do not leave the door open
any longer than necessary.
Turn the thermostat knob
to a colder setting temporarily.
Please look in the
“Installation location” section.
Light bulb is defective.
Please look in the “Changing
the Light Bulb” section.
Door seal is not airtight
(possibly after reversing
the door).
Carefully warm the leaking
sections of the door seal
with a hair dryer (on a
cool setting). At the same
time shape the warmed
door seal by hand such
that it sits correctly.
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
occurred.
a period of time.
Water drain hole is
blocked.
See the “Cleaning and
Care” section.
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Warning! There is a risk of electric shocks! Before changing the light
bulb, switch off the appliance and unplug it, or disconnect from the
power supply.
Light bulb data: 220-240 V, max. 15 W
To switch off the appliance, turn the thermostat knob to position "0".
Unplug the mains plug.
To change the light bulb, undo the
screw.
Press the light bulb cover as shown
and slide it backwards.
Change the defective light bulb.
Refit the light bulb cover and the
screw.
Put the refrigerator back into operation.
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Service & Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering
your post code area.
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.
Help us to Help You
Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning.
When you contact us we need to know:
1.
Your name, address and post code.
2.
Your telephone number.
3.
Clear and concise details of the fault.
4.
The model number and serial number (see rating plate).
5.
Date of purchase.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance and for further
information on AEG products, please contact our Customer Care
Department at the address below or visit our website at
www.aeghome.co.uk
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliance Limited
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 350350 (*)
(*) calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Noises during Operation
The following noises are characteristic of refrigeration appliances:
Whenever the compressor switches on or off, a click can
• Clicks
be heard.
• Humming As soon as the compressor is in operation, you can hear
it humming.
• Bubbling/ When refrigerant flows into thin tubes, you can hear
Splashing bubbling or splashing noises. Even after the compressor
has been switched off, this noise can be heard for a
short time.
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
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• 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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