Side by Side
Frost Free
Fridge / Freezer
AB910
20.6 cu.ft.
AS920
20.4 cu.ft.
BEKO plc
Beko House
Caxton Way
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD18 8UF
Tel: 01923 654650
Fax: 01923 819653
e-mail: service@beko.co.uk
website: www.beko.co.uk
Printed in Turkey
Part no: 48 4082 00 02
Revision no: 2
Congratulations on your choice of a
service for many years.
quality Appliance which has been designed to give you
WARNING !
IMPORTANT !
DO NOT connect your appliance to the electricity supply until all packing and transit protectors have
been removed.
• Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching on to allow compressor oil to settle if transported
horizontally.
• If you are discarding an old refrigerator with a lock or latch fitted to the door, disable the lock/latch,
ensure that it is left in a safe condition to prevent the entrapment of young children.
• This fridge/freezer must only be used for its intended purpose i.e the storing and freezing of edible
foodstuff.
• We suggest you contact your local authority for disposal information and facilities available.
• We do not recommend use of this appliance in an unheated, cold room.
(E.g.: garage, conservatory, annex, shed, out-house etc.) See Installation Instructions on page 4 for
further information.
• To obtain the best possible performance and trouble free operation from your appliance it is very
important to carefully read these instructions.
• On delivery, check to make sure that the product is not damaged and that all the parts and accessories
are in perfect condition.
• Ensure that the plug remains readily accessible. Do not use multiple adapter bar or extension cable.
• Failure to observe these instructions may invalidate your right to free service during the guarantee
period.
WARNING- Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
obstruction.
WARNING- Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING- Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING- Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
• We suggest you keep these instructions in a safe
place for easy reference.
Frost Free
Fridge Freezer
PERFORMANCE
AB910
Energy efficiency class
A
Energy consumption - Kwh/year
556
Net storage - vol fresh food ltrs (cu.ft.)
383 lt. (13.5)
Net storage - vol frozen food ltrs (cu.ft.)
175 lt. (6.2)
Total net vol - ltrs (cu.ft.)
558 lt. (19.7)
Frozen food compartment rating
4 STAR
Conservation time from failure
8 h.
Freezing capacity fresh food - kg (lb) / 24 hrs.
13
Climate class
SN/T
Operating noise level dB(A)
46
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AS920
A
551
375 lt. (13.2)
175 lt. (6.2)
550 lt. (19.4)
4 STAR
8 h.
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SN/T
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
4-6
STARTING
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STORING FRESH FOOD
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FRIDGE COMPARTMENT STORAGE ADVICE
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STORING PRE-FROZEN FOOD
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR FROST FREE FRIDGE FREEZER
10-11
USING THE ACCESSORIES
12-17
SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
18-19
TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND ADJUSTMENT
20-21
STORING FROZEN FOOD
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FREEZING FRESH FOOD
22
DEFROSTING
22
CLEANING AND CARE
23
REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT BULB
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DO'S AND DON'TS
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ENERGY SAVING TIPS
26
PROBLEM SOLVING AND TROUBLE SHOOTING
26-30
GUARANTEE DETAILS
31
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
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WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
If the fitted moulded plug is not suitable for your socket, then the plug should be
cut off and an appropriate plug fitted. Destroy the old plug which is cut off as a
plug with bared cord could cause a shock hazard if inserted into a socket
elsewhere in the house.
The moulded plug on this appliance incorporates a 13 A fuse. Should the fuse
need to be replaced an ASTABEAB approved BS 1362 fuse of the same rating must
be used. Do not forget to refit the fuse cover. In the event of losing the fuse cover
the plug must not be used until a replacement fuse cover has been fitted. Colour
of the replacement fuse cover must be the same colour as that visible on the pin
face of the plug. Fuse covers are available from any good electrical store.
IMPORTANT! FITTING A DIFFERENT PLUG
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:
(See diagram).
1. Connect the green-yellow or
green (Earth) wire to the terminal
in the plug marked 'E' or with
the symbol
or coloured
green and yellow or green.
2. Connect the blue (Neutral) wire
to the terminal in the plug
marked 'N' or coloured black.
GREEN &
YELLOW
OR
GREEN
6mm.
N
BLUE
OR
BLACK
L
BROWN
OR
RED
22mm.
CORD GRIP
FITTED WITH
BS 1362 13A FUSE ALWAYS
FIT BS 1362 REPLACEMENT
CARTRIDGE FUSE
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FUSE
TRANSPORTATION INSTRUCTIONS
6mm.
3
12mm.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Before you insert the plug into the wall socket make sure that the voltage and the
frequency shown in the rating plate inside the appliance corresponds to your
electricity supply.
Rating label is on the left hand side of fridge inner liner.
We recommend that this appliance be connected to the mains supply via a
suitable switched and fused socket. The appliance must be positioned so that
the plug is accessible.
Should the mains lead of the appliance become damaged or should it need
replacing at any time, it must be replaced by a special purpose made mains lead
which can only be obtained from a BEKO Authorised Service Agent.
32mm.
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6mm.
CONTENTS
3. Connect the brown (Live) wire to
the terminal in the plug marked 'L'
or coloured red.
With alternative plugs a 13 A fuse must be fitted either in the plug or adaptor or
in the main fuse box.
If in doubt contact a qualified electrician.
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TRANSPORTATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. The appliance should be transported only in a vertical upright position. The
packing as supplied must be intact during transportation.
2. If during the course of transport the appliance has to be transported
horizontally, it must only be laid on its left hand side when standing in the
front of the appliance. After bringing it to upright position,it must not be operated
for at least 4 hours to allow the system to settle.
3. Failure to comply with the above instructions could result in damage occuring
to the appliance. The manufacturer will not be held responsible if these
instructions are disregarded.
4. The appliance must be protected against rain, moisture and other
atmospheric influences.
5. When positioning your appliance take care not to damage your flooring,
pipes, wall coverings etc. Do not move the appliance by pulling by the door
or handle.
6. Empty any water in the drain tray before moving. See section ‘Care & cleaning’
for further information.
7. Make sure that the defrost water pipe at the back of the product is fixed to the
plastic evaporating pan on the right hand side of the compressor, to avoid
defrost water spillage on the floor.
3. Do not place the appliance near cookers, radiators or in direct sunlight as this
will cause your appliance to work harder. If installed next to a source of heat
or freezer, maintain the following minimum side clearances:
From Cookers
50 mm (2")
From Radiators
300 mm (12")
From Freezers
25 mm (1")
From Wall
50 mm (2")
4. Adjustable feet adjustment for levelling
If your refrigerator is not level, you can level it by turning the front feet as illustrated
in the figure below. The corner where the feet is lowered when you turn in the
direction of black arrow and raised when you turn in the opposite direction. You
may need somebody to help you to slightly lift the refrigerator off the floor for a
few centimeters. Take care when lifting the appliance because it is very heavy.
Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your appliance as it is not designed for
such use. You could injure yourself or damage the appliance.
"IMPORTANT: Make sure that mains cable is not caught under the appliance
during and after carrying / moving the appliance, to avoid the mains cable
becoming cut or damaged."
Do not allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with the controls.
BEKO plc declines to accept any liability should the instructions not be
followed.
IMPORTANT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. The space in the room where the appliance is installed must not be smaller
than 10 cubic metres.
2. Do not put your fridge freezer in a cold room where the temperature is likely
to go below +5 degrees C (41 degrees F) during night time and/or especially
in winter.
5. Door height adjustment
If there is a misalignment between the doors, perform the steps indicated below to adjust
door heights:
Doors can be raised vertically. This process can be performed easily using a cross section
screwdriver and an allen key as illustrated in the following figures. Door racks should
be removed when adjusting the door height.
• Remove the screws fastening the lower cover using a cross section screwdriver in the
order shown in the figure.
This fridge freezer has been designed to operate in ambient temperatures
between +5 and +43 degrees C (41 and 109 degrees F) Therefore if the
appliance is installed in an unheated/cold room (eg: conservatory/annex/
shed/garage etc) then the appliance will not operate causing the freezer
compartment to run warmer and as a result the storage time of frozen food
may be reduced.
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• Loosen the 3 screws of the lower door hinges using a screwdriver.
(Do not remove completely)
STARTING
Final Check
Before you start using the fridge/freezer check that:
1.
2.
3.
4.
• If the freezer compartment door is higher than the fridge compartment door, bring
them to the same level by turning the elevation screw on the fridge compartment side
in the direction of arrow using a M6 allen key as illustrated below:
allen key
The feet have been adjusted so that the product is level.
The interior is dry and air can circulate freely at the rear of the cabinet.
Clean the interior as recommended under "CLEANING AND CARE."
Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch on the electricity supply.
• When the door is open the fridge interior light will come on.
5. You will hear a noise as the compressor starts up. The liquid and gases
sealed within the refrigeration system may also give rise to noise, whether the
compressor is running or not which is quite normal.
“Due to operation of the fan inside the frost free freezer compartment,
overall noise level is slightly higher in comparison to non-frost free appliances.
This is quite normal and is not a fault.”
6. Front edges of the cabinet may feel warm. This is normal. These areas are
designed to be warm to avoid condensation.
7. "Do not load the appliance immediately it is switched on. Wait until the
correct storage temperature has been reached. (See page 20)
8. When the freezer reaches the desired temperature the freezer fan will stop.
When the freezer fan is on, the noise will be louder when the freezer door is
opened.
9. Avoid spillage of food particularly small items like rice, peas, beans
through the fan guard and air flow vents as they may cause the cooling system
to block and therefore operate less efficiently.
10. The factory set temperature is +4°C for fridge compartment and -18°C for
freezer compartment.
11. The compressor will start running approximately 5 minutes after the
refrigerator is plugged in to protect the electronic components of your appliance.
After start up of the compressor, compartment temperatures will reach the set
temperatures in 24 hours depending on the ambient temperature and load in
your refrigerator.
12. Pay attention to the following points during the first 24 hours of the operation:
- Do not open the doors frequently.
- Do not overload your refrigerator.
- Do not put hot food.
• If the freezer compartment door is lower than the fridge compartment door, bring
them to the same level by turning the elevation screw on the freezer compartment side
in the direction of arrow using a M6 allen key in the similar way as explain above on
the opposite side.
After doing the above adjustments, the doors should be level. If the doors do not close
properly, this might adversely affect the operation and efficiency of the refrigerator.
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STORING FRESH FOOD
STORING PRE-FROZEN FOOD - See also page 22
Meat & poultry- Best stored in the Chiller Compartment (See page 13)
• Take special care not to mix with fresh food.
• The recommendation for
storage as stated on the food packaging must always be
followed.
• Pre-packed frozen food should be stored in accordance with the food manufacturer’s instructions
for a
frozen food storage compartment.
• To ensure that the high quality achieved by the food manufacturer and retailer is maintained:
1 Wrap packets when you buy them.
2 Put packets in the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase.
3 Ensure that contents are labelled and dated.
4 Do not exceed ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ dates.
• Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene bags or aluminium foil. This prevents drying.
• Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Dairy Products
• Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in polythene bag excluding as much air as possible. For
best results take out of the fridge compartment an hour before eating.
• Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Fruit & vegetables
• Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables and wipe off any soil.
• Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.
• Wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and similar produce in polythene bags as these types of
produce may suffer damage if kept at very low temperatures.
• Wrap food, which has a strong odour, or can dry out, in polythene bags, aluminium foil, or place in an
airtight container.
FRIDGE COMPARTMENT STORAGE ADVICE
Fruit & vegetables
• Don’t store bananas.
• Don’t store melon - it can be chilled for short periods as long as it is wrapped to avoid it flavouring other
food.
• Wrap food affected by temperatures near 0°C (pineapples, cucumbers, tomatoes etc.) in polythene bags.
Meat & poultry
• Store raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products.
• Do not allow raw meat to come into contact with cooked food to avoid contamination. For safety, only store
raw meat for two to three days in the Chiller Compartment.
General
• Cooked dishes must be stored in airtight covered containers.
• Don’t store cooked and fresh food together in the same container.
• Always allow hot food and beverages to cool first.
• Leftover canned food should not be stored in the can.
• Place chilled cooked food and similar food near the rear of the fridge where it is coldest.
• Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates.
• Don’t let defrosting food or food juices drip onto other food.
For AS920 Model only with Stored Water Dispenser:
• Do not fill water tank with any liquid other than drinking water; beverages such as fruit juice, carbonated fizzy soda drinks,
alcoholic drinks are not suitable for use with water dispenser. If such liquids are used, water dispenser will malfunction and
may be damaged beyond repair. Guarantee does not cover such uses. Some chemical ingredients and additives in
such drinks / beverages may also attack and damage water tank material.
• Only use clean pure drinking water.
• Capacity of Stored Water Dispenser tank is 2.2 litres [3.8 pints], do not overfill.
• Push the water dispenser lever with a rigid cup. If you are using a plastic disposable cup, then push the lever with your fingers
from behind the cup.
• Safety Locking knob is supplied for your convenience when filling the water tank and also to avoid small children tampering
with the water dispenser.
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FREEZING FRESH FOOD - See also page 22
• Take special care not to mix with already frozen food.
• Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean.
• You can place food to be frozen in any compartment in the freezer.
Amounts
• Prepare fresh food in small portions to ensure rapid freezing. Do not freeze too large a quantity
at any one time. The quality is best preserved when the food is frozen right through to the core
as quickly as possible.
• Do not exceed the freezing capacity which in a 24 hour period is 13 kg.
• When freezing the maximum amount press the Fast Freeze button.
• When freezing small amounts, i.e. 2 kg (5lbs) there is no need to press the Fast Freeze button.
Preparation
• Wrap food in aluminium foil or freezer quality polythene bags.
• Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
• Wrap food which has a strong odour or can dry out, in polythene bags, aluminium foil, or
place in airtight containers.
• Make sure all air is excluded from foil wrapping or bags.
Freezer compartment storage info/advice
• Do not leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost food is to put it
in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting food or food juices drip onto other
food.
• The freezer compartment is
rated and suitable for the freezing and storage of pre-frozen
food.
• Don’t freeze filled bottles or sealed cans containing fizzy (carbonated) drinks as they may burst.
• Check contents of the freezer every so often.
• Don’t close the freezer door before placing the drawers in place.
• Don’t try to keep frozen food which has thawed, it should be eaten within 24 hours or cooked
and re-frozen.
• If there is a power failure do not open the door. Frozen food should not be affected if the failure
lasts for less than 8 hours. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and either
eaten immediately or cooked and then re-frozen.
• Placing warm food into the freezer compartment causes the compressor to operate continuously
until the food is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to excessive cooling of the refrigeration
compartment.
Serving
• Don’t remove items from the freezer with wet hands.
• Don’t give children ice cream and water ices direct from the freezer. The low temperature may
cause ‘freezer burns’ on lips.
• Defrost food from the freezer in the fridge compartment.
• Products such as flavoured water ices should not be consumed too cold.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR FROST FREE FRIDGE / FREEZER
AB910
WITHOUT STORED
WATER DISPENSER
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR FROST FREE FRIDGE / FREEZER
AS920
WITH STORED
WATER DISPENSER
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Freezer Compartment
Fridge Compartment
Double twist & serve ice cube trays
Freezer Compartment glass shelves
Freezer Compartment drawers
Lower cover
Humidity adjustment slider
Crisper cover
Wine rack
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12 Crisper or Chiller Compartment
adjustment slider
13 Fridge Compartment door racks
14 Fridge Compartment glass shelves
15 Egg tray
16 Fridge Compartment interior light
17 Bottle racks with bottle gripper
18 Adjustable front feet
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Freezer compartment
Fridge compartment
Double twist & serve ice cube trays
Freezer compartment glass sheves
Freezer compartment drawers
Lower cover
Humidity adjustment slider
Crisper cover
Wine rack
Salad crisper
Crisper or Chiller compartment
Crisper or Chiller compartment
adjustment slider
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Fridge compartment door racks
Egg tray
Fridge compartment glass shelves
Snack tray
Special small storage compartments
Stored Water Dispenser Tank
Can storage compartments
Fridge compartment interior light
Bottle racks with bottle gripper
Adjustable front feet
USING THE ACCESSORIES
Chiller Compartment
Double twist and serve ice cube trays and
ice cube storage tray called Ice Bank
Fill ice cube trays 2/3 with water and place
them in the freezer. To dispense the ice cubes,
twist the tray as shown. Store ice cubes in the
tray underneath.
Warning! Do not fill ice cube storage tray
with water.
Note: If freshly made ice cubes are not
consumed for several weeks and stored in Ice
Bank, they will slowly reduce in size and
eventually disappear completely.
Crisper or Chiller (0°C i. e. zero degree
centigrade compartment (1)
• The drawer at the bottom of the fridge
compartment can be converted into a salad
crisper or a Chiller Compartment.
• The Chiller Compartment will keep the
temperature below the temperature in the fridge
compartment around 0°C and so, meat or fish
can be kept fresher for longer.
Chiller Compartment is also ideal for the storage
of ready cooked chilled food.
Important:
Crisper
• Vegetables and fruits may freeze if the
adjustment slider (2) is kept at Chiller
Compartment position. Therefore, check the
position of the slider (2) before storing food.
• In ambient temperatures at 10°C or lower,
green leaf vegetables and other easily frozen
salad should be removed from this compartment
(1) and placed into the upper crisper
compartment. (3)
• Do not swap the position of these drawers
and make sure that the position adjustment
slider is set at the desired position i.e. salad
crisper or Chiller Compartment.
• In ambient temperatures above 28°C, if the
compartment (1) is required to be colder, the
adjustment slider (4) in the freezer can be
converted to open position. Be sure the
adjustment slider (4) in the freezer is in close
position when the ambient temperature is below
28°C.
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Chiller
Supplied with AS920 Model only.
Humidity level control in the crisper
Stored Water Dispenser - Supplied with AS920 Model
Only
Water dispenser is a very useful feature to obtain chilled
water without opening the door of your fridge. Since you
do not have to open the door of your fridge frequently,
you also save on electricity.
Humidity level can be adjusted by sliding
the humidity adjustment slider to the right
or left.
• If you want to maintain humidity in this
compartment, set the humidity adjustment
slider to the closed position. (Left)
Using the water dispenser
Push in the lever of the water dispenser with your glass.
By releasing the lever, you cut off the dispensing.
When operating the water dispenser, maximum flow is
achieved by fully depressing the lever. Please note, how
much water flows from the dispenser depends on how far
you depress the lever. As the level of water in your cup /
glass rises, gently reduce the amount of pressure on the
lever to avoid overflow. If you depress the lever a small
amount, then water will trickle; this is perfectly normal and
is not a fault.
• If you want to eliminate humidity in this
compartment, set the humidity adjustment
slider to the open position. (Right)
Pull out sliding shelves
Sliding shelves can be pulled out to easily
reach the food placed at the rear of the
shelf.
Water Tank Capacity
2.2 Litres
Filling in the water tank of water dispenser
Open the cap of the water tank as illustrated in the figure.
Fill in with pure and clean drinking water. Close the cap.
To avoid accidental water dispensing, we recommend you
to lock the water dispenser. [See Page 16]
Caution!
• Do not fill water tank with any liquid other than drinking
water; beverages such as fruit juice, carbonated fizzy soda
drinks, alcoholic drinks are not suitable for use with water
dispenser. If such liquids are used, the water dispenser will
malfunction and may be damaged beyond repair. The
guarantee does not cover such uses. Some chemical
ingredients and additives in such drinks / beverages may
also attack and damage the water tank material.
• Only use clean pure drinking water.
• Capacity of water dispenser tank is 2.2 litres [3.8 pints],
do not overfill.
• Push the water dispenser lever with a rigid cup. If you
are using a plastic disposable cup, then push the lever with
your fingers from behind the cup.
• Safety Lock is supplied for your convenience when filling
the water tank and also to avoid small children tampering
with the water dispenser. [See Page 16]
Snack Tray - Supplied with AS920 Model
Only
Snack tray can be used to store small items
that you frequently use. Please take extra
care not to damage the Snack Tray when
you take it out of the fredge.
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Cleaning the water tank
Remove the water tank, open the latches on both sides
and detach the top cover mechanism from the water
tank. Clean the water tank with warm clean water,
reinstall the top cover mechanism and fasten the
latches.
When installing the water tank, make sure that hooks
behind it fits securely into the hangers on the door.
Make sure that parts removed during cleaning (if any)
are installed correctly into their original locations.
Otherwise, water may leak.
Important:
Water tank and components of water dispenser are
not dishwasher-proof.
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Water that drips while using the water dispenser
accumulates in the drip tray.
In order to clean the drip tray, remove the plastic
drainer part as shown in the diagram by
pressing down on the edge.
Remove the water valve from the water tank
as shown in the diagram. When re-fitting,
make sure the O-shaped seal is in place.
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SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
Arrangement Examples (See diagram)
1. Baked, chilled cooked food.
2. Wine and similar items can be stored.
3. Meat, sausages, cold cuts - You may also use Chiller Compartment (4-b) to
store these items
4. Fruit, vegetables, salads. (4-a, 4-b)
5. Making, storing ice cubes.
6. Frozen food and
freezing of fresh food.
7. Butter, cheese, eggs.
8. Small items
9. Potable still water
10. Tall bottles, beverages.
11. Small bottles, cans, tubes, beverages.
12. Dairy products, small packs.
The following guidelines and recommendations are suggested to obtain the best
results and storage hygiene.
1. The fridge compartment is for the short term storage of fresh food and drinks.
2. The freezer compartment is
rated and suitable for the freezing and
storage of pre frozen food. The recommendation for
storage as
stated on the food packaging should be observed at all times.
3. Cooked dishes must be stored in airtight covered containers.
4. Fresh wrapped produce can be placed on the shelf. Fresh fruit and
vegetables should be cleaned and stored in the crisper bins.
5. Bottles can be placed in the door section.
6. To store raw meat, wrap in polythene bags and place in the Chiller Compartment.
Do not allow to come into contact with cooked food to avoid contamination.
For safety, only store raw meat for two to three days.
7. Keep the food packed wrapped or covered. Allow hot food and beverages to
cool before placing them in the fridge. Do not store explosive substances. High
proof alcohol must be stored upright in sealed containers. Left over canned
food should not be stored in the can.
8. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and products such as flavoured water ices
should not be consumed too cold.
9. Some fruit and vegetables suffer damage if kept at temperatures near 0°C.
Therefore wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and similar produce
in polythene bags.
10. Place chilled cooked food and similar food near the rear of the fridge inner
liner where the cold wall is located.
11. Shelves, racks, crisper bins, drawers, flaps, bottle grippers are all removable.
12. Do not leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost
food is to put it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting
food or food juices drip onto other food.
13. For hygiene reasons, always wrap food using a suitable packaging material
before storing in your appliance to avoid contact with the appliance surface.
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Model AS920 is shown for illustration purposes.
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Setting the fridge compartment temperature
TEMPERATURE CONTROL AND ADJUSTMENT
Control buttons allow you to make the settings of your refrigerator easily and without opening the
doors. Thus, heat loss is avoided.
When you want to change your fridge temperature setting, press the “Fridge compartment
temperature adjustment button”. The fridge compartment temperature can be set to cooler
degrees every time you press the button (such as 8, 6, 4, 2, 8, …).
The actual temperature indicators will vary according to the fridge internal temperature.
Setting the freezer compartment temperature
Freezer Compartment
Temperature
Adjustment Indicator
Freezer
Fast Freeze
Indicator
Freezer Compartment
Actual Temperature
Indicator
Freezer
Temperature
High
Warning
Indicator
Fridge Compartment
Temperature
Adjustment Indicator
Fridge Compartment
Actual Temperature
Indicator
max
max
min
Fridge
Quick Cool
Indicator
min
ºC
SET
ºC
FastFreeze
Freezer Compartment
Temperature Adjustment
Button
QuickCool
Quick Cool Button
SET
Fridge Compartment
Temperature
Adjustment Button
Fast Freeze Button
Freezer
Fridge
Compartment Compartment
Adjustment
Adjustment
-18°C
-20,-22 or 24°C
Fast freeze
Display will
show -27°C
-18°C or
colder
-18°C or
colder
Explanations
4°C
This is the normal recommended setting.
4°C
These settings are recommended when the ambient temperature
exceeds 30°C.
4°C
2°C
Quick cool
Display will
show +1°C
When you want to change your freezer temperature settings, press the “Freezer compartment
temperature adjustment button”. The freezer compartment temperature can be set to cooler
degrees every time you press the button (such as, -18, -20, -22, -24, -18, …).
Fast Freeze function
You can use this function to rapidly freeze the food you put into the freezer compartment for the
first time or to obtain ice more quickly. Temperature of your freezer compartment will drop down
to -27°C during fast freeze process. Please read Freezing Fresh Food on page 9 carefully before
using fast freeze process.
When you want to use the “Fast Freeze” function, press on the fast freeze button. Fast freeze
indicator lights up when you press the button. Freezer Compartment Temperature Adjustment
Indicator turns to -27°C. While fast freeze function is activated, this compartment reaches colder
temperatures. Fast Freeze function lasts for a maximum of 24 hours. It will automatically return
to normal operation once the fast freeze process is completed, fast freeze indicator lamp will go
off and the settings will turn back to the previously adjusted temperatures. Freezer compartment
temperature indicators will gradually go off until the adjusted temperature value is attained.
If you have unintentionally switched to Fast Freeze mode or if you want to cancel the process,
just press the “Fast Freeze” button again to exit the fast freeze mode.
If you want to freeze large amounts of fresh food, press the fast freeze button 24 hours before
putting the food into the freezer compartment.
Quick cool function
This function can be used for food placed in the fridge compartment and required to be cooled
down rapidly. Press Quick Cool button to activate the function. During this process, the Quick
Cool indicator will light up and fridge compartment temperature adjustment indicator will display
1°C. While quick cool function is activated, this compartment reaches colder temperatures than
the adjusted values. Meanwhile, all of the temperature indicators of the fridge compartment may
light up. Quick Cool process will take about 2 hours and at the end of this period, the quick cool
indicator lamp will go off, and the settings will turn back to the previously adjusted temperatures.
Use this when you wish to freeze your food or make ice in a
short time. Your refrigerator will return to its previous mode
when the process is over.
If you think that your fridge compartment is not cold enough
because of the hot conditions or frequent opening and closing
of the door, you may adjust to these values.
You can use it when your fridge compartment is overloaded or
if you wish to cool down your food rapidly.
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STORING FROZEN FOOD
CLEANING AND CARE
Prepacked commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the
frozen food manufacturer's instructions for a
frozen food storage
compartment.
To ensure that the high quality achieved by the frozen food manufacturer and the
food retailer is maintained, the following should be remembered:
1. Put packets in the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase.
2. Ensure that contents are labelled and dated.
3. Do not exceed "Use By", "Best Before" dates on the packaging.
** We recommend that you switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull
out the mains plug before cleaning.
If there is a power failure do not open the freezer door. Frozen food should not be
affected if the failure lasts for less than 8 hrs. If the failure is longer, then the
food should be checked and either eaten immediately or cooked and then refrozen.
FREEZING FRESH FOOD
** Never use any sharp abrasive instrument, soap, household cleaner, detergent
and wax polish for cleaning.
** Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet of the appliance and wipe it dry.
** Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution of one teaspoon of bicarbonate of
soda to one pint of water to clean the interior and wipe it dry.
** Make sure that no water enters the lamp housing.
** If the appliance is not going to be used for a long period of time switch it off,
remove all food, clean it and leave the door ajar.
Please observe the following instructions to obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time. The quality of the food is best
preserved when it is frozen right through to the core as quickly as possible.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your appliance in 24 h which is 13 kg.
** Vacuum-clean the dusts on the appliance once a year.
Placing warm food into the freezer compartment causes the refrigeration compressor to
operate continuously until the food is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to excessive
cooling of the refrigeration compartment.
** Removal of door tray
• To remove door racks, remove all the contents and then simply push the
door rack upwards from the base.
You may place fresh food to be frozen in any part of the freezer.
** To remove a freezer drawer, pull it as far as possible, and then tilt it upwards,
and then pull it out completely.
Take special care not to mix already frozen food and fresh food.
It is possible to keep the food for a long time only at -18°C or lower temperatures.
DEFROSTING
The freezer compartment and the fridge compartment defrosts automatically.
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** Check door seals regularly to ensure they are clean and free from food
particles.
** Avoid spillage of food particularly small items like rice, peas, beans through the
fan guard as they may cause the cooling system to block and therefore operate
less efficiently.
Protection of plastic surfaces
Do not put liquid oils or oil-cooked meals in your refrigerator in unsealed containers
as they damage the plastic surfaces of your refrigerator. In case of spilling or
smearing oil on the plastic surfaces, clean and rinse the relevant part of the surface
at once with warm water.
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REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT BULB
DO'S AND DON'TS
Should the light fail to work, proceed as follows.
1. Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
• Remove all shelves and drawers for easy access.
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2. Use a flat tipped screwdriver to gently remove the light diffuser cover by inserting
the blade to prise off each side. Take care not to damage the plastic cover and inner
liner.
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3. First check that the bulb hasn’t worked loose by ensuring it is screwed securely
in the holder. Replace the plug and switch on. If the bulb works, replace the light
cover by inserting the rear lug and pushing up to locate the front two lugs.
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4. If the light still fails to work, switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains
plug. Replace the bulb with a new 15 watt (max) screw cap (SES) bulb.
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5. Carefully dispose of the burnt-out light bulb immediately.
Replacement light bulb can easily be obtained from a good local electrical or DIY
store.
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Clean your appliance regularly (See "Cleaning and Care")
Keep raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products.
Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables and wipe off any soil.
Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.
Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in a polythene bag
excluding as much air as possible. For best results take out of the fridge
compartment an hour before eating.
Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene or aluminium foil. This
prevents drying.
Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Wrap food which have a strong odour or can dry out in polythene bags,
aluminium foil or place in an airtight container.
Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Chill white wines, beer, lager and mineral water before serving.
Check contents of the freezer every so often.
Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to "Best Before",
"Use by" etc. dates.
Store commercially frozen food in accordance with the instructions given
on the packets that you buy.
Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean
before you freeze it.
Prepare fresh food for freezing in small portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Wrap all food in aluminium foil or freezer quality polythene bags and
make sure any air is excluded.
Wrap frozen food when you buy it and put it in to the freezer as soon as
possible.
Defrost food in the fridge compartment.
Remove ice cream from the freezer 10-20 minutes before serving.
Don't- Store bananas in your fridge compartment.
Don't- Store melon in your fridge. It can be chilled for short periods as long as it
is wrapped to avoid it flavouring other food.
Don't- Store poisonous or any dangerous substances in your appliance.
It has been designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
Don't- Consume food which has been stored for an excessive time in the fridge.
Don't- Store cooked and fresh food together in the same container. They should
be packaged and stored seperately.
Don't- Let defrosting food or food juices drip onto food.
Don't- Leave the door open for long periods as this will make the appliance more
costly to run and cause excessive ice formation.
Don't- Put hot food into the appliance. Let it cool down first.
Don't- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans containing carbonated liquids into
the freezer as they may burst.
Don't- Exceed the maximum freezing loads (13 kg in any 24 hours) when
freezing fresh food.
Don't- Give children ice-cream and water ices direct from the freezer. The low
temperature may cause 'freezer burns' on lips.
Don't- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don't- Try to keep frozen food which has thawed, it should be eaten within
24 hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don't- Remove items from the freezer with wet hands.
Don't- Close the freezer door before placing the compartment drawer in place.
Don’t- Leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost
food is to put it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting
food or food juices drip onto other food.
Model AS920 is shown for illustration purposes.
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3- Do not leave the door (s) of your appliance open longer than necessary and
ensure they are closed properly after each opening.
4- Defrost frozen food in the fridge compartment, so that frozen food acts as an
ice pack to assist cooling in the fridge.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND TROUBLE SHOOTING
If the appliance does not operate when switched on, check whether:
• The plug is inserted properly in the socket and that the power supply is on. (To
check the power supply to the socket, plug in another appliance)
• The fuse has blown/circuit breaker has tripped/main distribution switch has
been turned off.
• The temperature control has been set correctly.
• New plug is wired correctly if you have changed the fitted moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating after the above checks, please refer to the
section on “How To Obtain Service”.
Please ensure that above checks have been made as a charge will be made if no
fault is found.
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The fridge is running
frequently or for a long
time.
Compressor is
not running
Condensation on the side
wall of the fridge
compartment. Wipe the
condensation using a dry
cloth.
This is quite normal. bigger refrigerators operate for longer
times.
Call your electricity supplier.
Be sure that the plug is properly insert it into the socket.
This is normal for a full-automatically defrosting refrigerator.
Defrosting cycle occurs periodically.
• Switching the thermostat to a colder degree.
(2 or 4 ºC)
• Decreasing the time the door is left open or using it less
frequently.
• Covering the food stored in open containers with a suitable
material.
Freezer or fridge compartment door might have
been left ajar.
Doors might have been opened frequently or left
ajar for a long time.
Check door closes fully.
The warm air that has entered into the refrigerator causes the
refrigerator to run for longer periods. Open the doors less frequently.
The refrigerator might have been plugged in recently. Cooling down of the refrigerator completely may last for a couple
of hours longer.
Large amounts of hot food might have been
Hot food causes longer running of the refrigerator until
put in the refrigerator recently.
they reach the desired temperature.
The room or the outside temperature may be high. Such running of the refrigerator under these conditions is quite
normal.
Your new refrigerator may be biger than the
previous one.
There is a power failure.
The appliance is not plugged into the socket.
The fridge is in defrost cycle.
• Very cold ambient conditions.
• Frequent opening and closing of the door.
• Highly humid ambient conditions.
• Storage of food containing liquid in open
containers.
• Leaving the door ajar.
• Switching the adjustment slider to the crisper position.
• Moving the vegetables from this compartment to the upper
crisper.
• Crystallization on the outer surfaces of foodstuff such as meat
is normal.
• This is normal if the adjustment slider is at Chiller Compartment
(0ºC) position.
Solution
2- Ensure the time between buying chilled/frozen food and placing them in your
appliance is kept at minimum, particularly in summer. We recommend you use
a cool bag or a special carrier bag to carry frozen food.
Ambient temperature is very low (around or lower
than 10 ºC)
Possible Reason
1- Ensure your appliance is installed in a well ventilated area. If the ambient
temperature is low (but in no case lower than 5 degrees C), then the energy
saving will be more.
Freezing of the food in the
bottom drawer (crisper /
zero degree
compartment) of the
fridge compartment.
Complaint
Please read this list carefully before calling for service. See Guarantee Details on page 31.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
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Cooling down of the refrigerator completely takes time because
of the size.
The refrigerator might have been plugged in
recently.
Open the door less frequently.
Doors might have been opened very frequently
or they might have been left open for along time.
Clean the inside of the refrigerator with a sponge, warm water
or carbonated water.
Pack the food.
Use a different container or different brand packaging material.
Inside of the refrigerator should be cleaned.
There might be food with pungent odor inside the
refrigerator.
Some containers or packaging materials might be
causing the smell.
This is quite normal in humid weather. When the humidity is
less, condensation will disappear.
Make sure doors close fully.
The doors are ajar.
Remove the objects.
The objects placed on top of the refrigerator rock.
It is normal and not a fault.
Make sure that the floor is level, strong and capable to
carry the refrigerator.
The floor is not even or it is weak. The refrigerator
rocks when moved slowly.
Hot and humid weather increases icing and
condensation.
It is normal and not a fault.
Solution
Storage capacities of today's Frost Free refrigerators
have been increased and they can work under lower
temperatures.
Possible Reason
Adjust the fridge to a warmer temperature.
Wait until the fridge or freezer reaches the desired temperature.
Close the door completely.
Warm air rushes into the fridge or freezer when the doors are
opened. Open the doors less frequently.
Large amounts of hot food might have been put
in the refrigerator recently.
The door might be left ajar.
Doors might have been opened frequently or left
ajar for a long time.
Humidity occurs on the outside
The weather may be humid.
of the refrigerator or between
the doors.
Water/condensation/ice on
the outside of the refrigerator.
Condensation on the inner walls
of refrigerator.
Water/condensation/ice in
the refrigerator.
Vibrations or noise.
The operation noise increases
when the refrigerator is running.
Noise
Complaint
Formation of ice crystals is normal because of the humidity in
the meat.
Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree.
Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree.
Adjust the freezer temperature to a warmer degree and
wait until the temperature is achieved.
Change the temperature of the fridge or freezer until the fridge
or freezer temperature reaches to a sufficient level.
The fridge temperature is adjusted to a very high degree. Fridge Change the temperature of the fridge or freezer until the fridge
adjustment has an effect on the temperature of the freezer.
or freezer temperature reaches to a sufficient level.
The fridge temperature is adjusted to a very
high degree.
Fridge temperature is very high
while the freezer temperature is The fridge temperature is adjusted to a very cold
degree.
at sufficient level.
Temperature in the fridge or
freezer is very high.
Having very high
temperatures.
Meat kept in the 0ºC
compartment freezes.
The fridge temperature is adjusted to a very
cold degree.
Meat should be kept just below the freezing point
of water to have them retain their freshness for a
long time.
Fridge temperature is very low The fridge temperature is adjusted to a very
while the freezer temperature is cold degree.
sufficient.
Food kept in the drawers freeze.
Solution
The refrigerator is adjusted to a very cold degree. Adjust the refrigerator temperature to a warmer degree and wait
until the temperature is achieved.
Clean or replace the seal. The fractures on the door seal cause
Door seal of the fridge or freezer may be soiled,
the refrigerator to run for a longer time in order to maintain the
worn out, broken or not properly seated.
current temperature.
Possible Reason
Having very low
temperatures
Freezer temperature is very low
while the fridge temperature is The freezer temperature is adjusted to a very cold
degree.
sufficient.
The fridge is running
frequently or for a long
time.
Complaint
Your new Beko product is guaranteed against the cost of breakdown repairs for
twelve months from the date of the original purchase.
Clean the roller wheel.
The roller wheel on which the drawer slides might
have been soiled or jammed.
The food might be touching the ceiling of the drawer. Rearrange food in the drawer.
What is covered?
• Repairs necessary as a result of faulty materials, defective components or
manufacturing defect.
• The cost of functional replacement parts, but excluding consumable items.
• The labour costs of a Beko approved repairer to carry out the repair.
Drawers are stuck.
Make sure that the floor is level and capable to carry the refrigerator.
Adjust the elevation screws.
The refrigerator is probably not completely vertical
on the floor and it might be rocking when slightly
pushed.
The floor is not level or strong.
The door(s) is/are not closing. Food packages may prevent the door's closing.
Opening and closing of the
doors.
Complaint
Possible Reason
Solution
Replace the packages that are obstructing the door.
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What is not covered?
• Transit, delivery or accidental damage or misuse and abuse.
• Cabinet or appearance parts, including knobs, flaps, handles or container
lids.
• Accessories or consumable items including but not limited to, ice trays, scrapers,
cutlery baskets, filters and light bulbs.
• Repairs required as a result of unauthorised repair or inexpert installation that
fails to meet the requirements contained in the user instruction book.
• Repairs to products used on commercial or non-residential household premises.
• Loss of frozen food in freezers or fridge/freezers. (Food loss insurance is often
included within your household contents insurance policy, or may be available
separately from your retailer).
Important notes.
• Your Beko product is designed and built for domestic household use only.
• The guarantee will be void if the product is installed or used in commercial
or non-residential domestic household premises.
• The product must be correctly installed, located and operated in accordance
with the instructions contained in the User Instructions Booklet provided.
• Professional installation by a qualified Electrical Domestic Appliance Installer
is recommended for all Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Electric Cookers
• Gas Cookers must only be installed by a CORGI (or BORD GAIS) registered
Gas Installer.
• The guarantee is given only within the boundaries of the United Kingdom and
the Republic of Ireland.
• The guarantee is applicable only to new products and is not transferable if the
product is resold.
• Beko disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.
The guarantee does not in anyway diminish your statutory or legal rights.
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HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Please keep your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase in a safe place;
you will need to have it should the product require attention under guarantee.
You should also complete the details below; it will help us assist you when requesting
service. (The model number is printed on the Instruction Booklet and the serial
number is printed on the Rating Label affixed to the appliance)
Model No:
Serial No:
Retailer:
Date of purchase:
For service under guarantee simply telephone the appropriate number below
UK Mainland & Northern Ireland
Fridges & Freezers
Electric Cookers
Gas & Dual Fuel Cookers
Washing Machines
& Dishwashers
0870
0870
0870
0870
241
241
241
241
0638
1320
1321
0357
Republic of Ireland
All Refrigeration, All Cookers
Washing Machines & Dishwashers
01 862 3411
Before requesting service please check the trouble-shooting guide in the Operating
Instructions as a charge may be levied where no fault is found even though your
product may still be under guarantee.
Service once the manufacturers guarantee has expired.
If you have purchased an extended guarantee please refer to the instructions
contained within the extended guarantee agreement document. Otherwise please
call the appropriate number above where service can be obtained at a charge.
Should you experience any difficulty in obtaining service please contact the Beko
Customer Help-Line.
Tel: 0870 774 1050
e-mail: service@beko.co.uk
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