mfc501/mfc701 Integrated Fridge Freezer

Integrated Fridge Freezer
Manual for Installation, Use and Maintenance
Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : W :
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for injuries or losses
caused by incorrect use or installation of this product. Please note
that we reserve the right to invalidate the guarantee supplied with this
product following incorrect installation or misuse of the appliance.
This appliance is not designed to be used by people (including
children) with reduced physical, sensorial or mental capacity, or
who lack experience or knowledge about it, unless they have had
supervision or instructions on how to use the appliance by someone
who is responsible for their safety.
Under no circumstances should any external covers be removed for
servicing or maintenance except by suitably qualified personnel.
Appliance information:
Please enter the details on the appliance rating plate below for
reference, to assist CDA Customer Care in the event of a fault with
your appliance and to register your appliance for guarantee purposes.
Appliance Model
Serial Number
CE Declarations of Conformity:
This appliance has been designed, constructed and marketed in
compliance with safety requirements of EEC Directive 2006/95/EEC
(Low voltage) and requirements of EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC.
This appliance has been manufactured to the strictest standards and
complies with all applicable legislation, including Electrical safety (LVD)
and Electromagnetic interference compatibility (EMC). Parts intended
to come into contact with food conform to EEC/89/109.4
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as
urban waste. The refrigeration system contains insulating gases and
refrigerants, which require specialised waste disposal. The valuable
materials contained in this appliance can be recycle. It must be taken
to a special local authority differentiated waste collection centre or to
a dealer providing this service.
Before disposing of an old appliance, remove the door seals, latch or
bolt lock to avoid the risk of child entrapment.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible
negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from
inappropriate disposal and enables the constituent materials to be
recovered to obtain significant savings in energy and resources. As a
reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately,
the product is marked with a crossed-out wheeled dustbin.
Never store inflammable or explosive items and strong corrosive
acids or alkalis in the appliance.
This is a household appliance, which is produced in accordance with
the national standard. It is intended for food storage only, not for
storage of blood, medicine and biological products.
To prevent risk of fire, keep the appliance away from petrol or any
other inflammables.
To prevent risk of electromagnetic interference or other accidents,
do not place a microwave oven on top of the refrigerator or use any
electric appliance inside the refrigerator.
Do not allow children to play with or near the appliance.
The internal surface of the freezer compartment is very cold when the
appliance is running. Do not touch the surface especially when hands
are wet.
Do not splash water onto the appliance. Keep it away from places of
high humidity that may have adverse effect on the electric insulation
This appliance is designed to be used in ambient temperatures
between 10°C and 32˚C. Use outside this range may cause the
appliance to fail.
Before First Use
You must allow the fridge to settle for at least twenty four hours
prior to switching the power on.
It is recommended that you clean the interior of the appliance prior to
first use, using a solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water and
then thoroughly drying the interior.
The fridge may have an odour to it at first use. This will disappear as
the appliance cools.
Please note:
The appliance will work continuously until it comes down to the
correct temperature.
If the appliance is switched off, you should allow five minutes
before switching it on again, to prevent unnecessary damage to the
This fridge cools your food by making the inside back of the cavity
cold. It is normal for frost to build up on this surface; it then dissipates
and drains through a small drain at the bottom, where it evaporates
harmlessly. The presence of frosting at the back is not a malfunction
of the fridge.
Setting the temperature
The fridge will take some time to adjust to the new settings. This
will depend on the difference between the old and new settings, the
ambient temperature, the amount of food in the fridge and the number
of times the door is opened.
To adjust the temperature, turn the thermostat dial from “0”
(Warmest temperature) to “7” (Coldest temperature).
We recommend you start with a setting in the mid-range then after the
temperature has stabilised adjust it up or down to suit your personal
• Never put liquids in the refrigerator uncovered.
• Never put hot foods in the refrigerator. Warm food should be
allowed to cool to room temperature before being put into the
• Nothing should rest against the rear wall of the refrigerator, as this
will cause frost and possible condensation problems which will be
difficult to remove.
• Make sure food is clean and any extra water is wiped away before
putting into the fridge.
• Wrap or cover food before putting into the fridge. This will help
prevent the loss of moisture, keep food fresh and avoid unpleasant
• Sort foods prior to storing. Any foods to be used soon should be
stored at the front of the shelf to prevent deterioration caused by
the door being open for prolonged periods.
• Do not overfill the fridge. There should be sufficient space between
the foods to allow the cool air to circulate.
• Thawing frozen foods in the fridge compartment will help to keep
the temperature low and save energy.
• The freezer compartments are designed to store only frozen food.
• Never put hot or warm foods in the freezer, allow them to cool fully
before putting them into the freezer.
• Follow the instructions on the food packaging for storage of frozen
food. If no information is provided, foods should not be stored for
more than three months after the purchase date.
• Store food in small packages (ideally less than 2.5kg). This reduces
the freezing time and improves the quality of the food after thawing.
• Wrap food before putting into the freezer. To stop the wrapping
sticking together, ensure it is dry.
• Label the food before freezing with information including type of
food and dates of storage and expiry.
• Once food is thawed, it must not be refrozen unless it has been
completely cooked. Only defrost as much food as is required, to
prevent wastage.
• Bottled or canned drinks should not be stored in the freezer
compartments as they could explode.
• Check the rating plate to confirm the maximum amount of fresh food
that can be frozen within a 24 hour period.
• Do not attempt to freeze more than the maximum amount.
The fridge section is for short term food
storage. Although the temperature can
be maintained between 0°C and 10˚C,
extended periods of food storage is not
As the cold air circulates within the fridge,
the temperature can vary between the
different sections. As such, foods should
be stored in different sections according
to type. Section 6 is the coldest part of
the fridge.
fig. 1
2.Food in jars and bottles
3.Drinks , e.g. milk
4.Cooked food
5.Yogurts and cheese
6.Fresh meat and fish
7.Fruit and vegetables
The fridge shelves can be moved
according to the storage requirements
within the fridge section.
To move the shelf, lift up the rear section
and then pull it outwards. To replace,
slide the shelf back into the slot, and the
back section will drop into position.
fig. 2
Care and Cleaning
Always disconnect the appliance from the power supply before
any cleaning or maintenance.
The fridge and freezer sections should be cleaned using a solution
of bicarbonate of soda and lukewarm water. Do not use abrasive
products or detergents. After washing, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean the shelves and balconies separately by hand with a mild
solution of washing up liquid in water. Do not put them in the
The water drain hole at the back of the fridge compartment and
the evaporating tray should be cleaned periodically to prevent the
defrosted water from collecting inside the fridge compartment. The
drain plug can be used to clean the drain hole.
If the appliance is not to be used for prolonged periods of time,
unplug and clean the appliance. The doors should be left slightly
open to prevent the formation of mildew and unpleasant odours.
Defrosting the Fridge
Cleaning Rod
The fridge is self-defrosting. Any water
collected will run out of the fridge
through the channel at the back.
It is important to keep the channel
clear at all times using the cleaning tool
The defrosted water is collected in
the evaporating tray at the back of the
Water Outlet
fig. 3
Defrosting the Freezer
Do not use heaters or defrosting sprays in this appliance.
Never use any metallic or sharp objects to remove the ice as this
could damage the lining.
The freezer compartment should be defrosted regularly to ensure the
most efficient running of the freezer.
Once the ice is more than 5mm thick, the freezer should be defrosted.
•Before switching off the freezer, wrap the the frozen food in sheets
of paper and store it in a cool place.
• Remove the freezer drawers.
•To speed up the process, place a bowl of warm water in the base of
the freezer compartment.
•The freezer should be cleaned using a solution of bicarbonate
of soda and lukewarm water. Do not use abrasive products or
detergents. After washing, rinse and dry thoroughly.
•Clean the drawers separately by hand with a mild solution of
washing up liquid in water. Do not put them in the dishwasher.
• Once cleaning is complete, then reconnect the power.
Light Replacement
This fridge is fitted with energy saving LED lighting that has a
considerably longer life expectancy than traditional filament bulbs.
These are not user-replaceable in the unlikely event of a failure.
If you have any problems with your appliance, you should check the
troubleshooting suggestions below prior to calling CDA Customer
Care to prevent unnecessary service calls and potential cost.
If the appliance is not working
• There is power to the appliance.
• The house fuses are intact and the fuse in the plug has not blown.
• The thermostat is not set too low.
• The plug socket is functioning correctly. To check this, plug another
electrical appliance in to see if the socket is faulty.
The appliance is working, but not very well
• The appliance is not overloaded.
• The thermostat is set to an appropriate temperature.
• The doors are closing properly.
• The cooling system at the rear of the appliance is clean and free of
dust, and not touching the rear wall.
• There is enough ventilation at the side and rear walls.
The appliance is noisy
• The appliance is level and stable.
• The side and rear walls are clear, and there is nothing resting on the
• Note: The cooling gas in the refrigerator will make a slight bubbling
noise, even when the compressor is not running.
There is water in the lower part of the refrigerator compartment
• The drain hole in the channel at the back of the compartment is
Ice has formed on the back wall of the fridge
• It is normal for some ice droplets to form on the back wall of the
fridge. This does not constitute a fault with the appliance.
• Ensure that no items inside the fridge are in contact with the back
Installation And
This appliance must never be installed
close to heat sources, e.g. heating
elements, cookers or in damp places.
• The cooling system at the rear of the
appliance must not touch the rear wall.
• The appliance must be installed with
adequate ventilation. Ensure that
there is clearance above the appliance
to allow air to escape and that there
is space between the rear of the
appliance and the wall.
The diagram shows the ventilation
requirements for your appliance.
Failure to provide adequate ventilation
can lead to increased running costs and
premature failure and may invalidate the
guarantee provided with the appliance.
fig. 4
fig. 5
The main consideration when installing any refrigeration unit into
a fitted kitchen is ventilation. The heat removed from the cooling
compartment needs to be dissipated into the atmosphere. Incorrect
ventilation can lead to premature compressor failure, excessive power
consumption and total system failure. For products intended to be
installed into a tall housing unit, the following requirements need to be
Please follow the instructions to install this unit.
An air intake
should be
somewhere in
the cabinet run to
allow free air in.
In this example,
a plinth vent is
shown underneath
the refrigerator .
The top of the cabinet needs to be
vented into the room
Recommended size of vent opening:
500 x 35mm
If the furniture does not allow free air
into the room then a plinth vent, or other
means of ventilation needs to be provided to ensure a natural flow of air
A thin section of
the plinth can be
removed to allow
air into the unit
600mm x 10mm)
Min 30mm
There should be space at the rear of the
cabinet to allow cool air to be drawn over
the condenser.
500 x 35mm
plan view of cut out and ventilation gaps
A hole should be cut in the supporting
shelf, as shown below
fig. 6
The open channel at the rear is clearly shown. For the correct
operation of the appliance it is important that the top of the housing
unit is not blocked off. A channel depth of 40-50mm is normal with
most units.
A hole is shown in the base shelf of the unit; this allows air to be
drawn over the compressor & heat exchange. Some installers fit a
decorative plinth vent. In most cases this is not required, but is a
welcome aesthetic addition.
As a rule, the more air can get in, the better and more efficient the
operation of the product.
Mounting the Fascia
• Using a screwdriver, fix the mounting
brackets to the appliance door, as
shown in figure 7.
• Position the appliance within the unit.
Ensure that there is a gap of 3 to 4mm
between the non-hinged side and the
cabinet wall.
• Locate the slider in the bracket and fix
the slider to the fascia door 20 to 22mm
from the edge of the fascia as shown
in figure 8, ensuring that the slider is
positioned centrally and horizontally
within the bracket. Tighten securely by
fig. 7
20 mm
• Fill the gap on the non-hinged side with
the seal strip provided, as shown in figure 9.
fig. 8
Door gasket
fig. 9
Reversing the Doors
We recommend you seek the help of another individual to support the
doors whilst performing this operation.
1.Carefully prise off the cover cap for the top hinge and unscrew the
screws fixing the top hinge to the appliance, you should support the
upper door whilst doing this.
2.Carefully remove the upper door and place it somewhere safe. Note
that there are spacers between the door and the hinge; note how
many and their position.
3.Remove the central hinge by removing the 3 screws fixing it to the
appliance; support the lower door whilst doing this.
4.Remove the lower door and place it somewhere safe, again noting
the position of any spacer pieces.
5.Swap the previous top hinge to the opposite side at the bottom.
6.Refit the lower door using any spacers and position the central hinge
on the door. After removing the 3 cover caps, fix the hinge securely
to the appliance.
7.Swap the previous bottom hinge to the opposite side at the top.
Refit the upper door and the “new” top hinge and fix securely to the
8.Fit the central cover caps and top hinge cover pieces in place to
complete the process.
9. Unscrew all four slider brackets from the doors and swap them over
to the side furthest from the new hinge positions, before the decor
door is fitted.
Ensuring the doors seal correctly:
It is normal for the seal to be compressed after the door has been
With the door closed, use a hair dryer to expand the seal and fill the
gap between the door and the body of the appliance.
Take care not to use the hair dryer too close to the appliance, which
could damage the seal. A distance of approximately 10cm should be
When completed, allow the seal and door to cool before touching them.
Once done, the seal will remain in position.
Electrical Information
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
Green and Yellow to Earth
13 Amp
Brown to Liv e
13 Amp fuse
Cord Clamp
fig. 10
Blue to Neutra l
The mains lead of this appliance has been fitted with a BS 1363A 13
amp fused plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug, follow the steps
1. Remove the fuse cover and fuse.
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse, ASTA approved to BS 1362 type, into the
fuse cover.
3. Replace fuse cover.
Important: Do not use the appliance without the fuse cover in
How to connect an alternative plug
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, then it should
be cut off and disposed of safely to avoid possible shock hazard. A
suitable alternative plug of at least 13 Amp rating to BS 1363 should be
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:• The wire which is coloured GREEN and YELLOW must be connected
to the terminal which is marked with letter (E) or by the Earth symbol
or coloured GREEN and YELLOW.
• The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter (N) or coloured BLACK.
• The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter (L) or coloured RED.
If in doubt regarding the electrical connection of this appliance,
consult a qualified electrician. Do not shorten the supply cable, the
appliance may require removing for servicing.
N.B. Ensure that the plug socket is situated in an easily accessible
place after installation.
E & O E. All instructions, dimensions and illustrations are provided for guidance only. we reserve the right
to change specifications without prior notice.
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Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : W :
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