Operating Instructions
FRIDGE
Contents
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English
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Description of the appliance, 4
Overall view
Start-up and use, 5
Starting the appliance
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 6
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Defrosting the appliance
Replacing the light bulb
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Precautions and tips, 7
General safety
Disposal
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 8
Hotpoint Guarantee, 11
Key Contacts, 12
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Installation
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! Before placing your new appliance into operation please
read these operating instructions carefully. They contain
important information for safe use, for installation and for
care of the appliance.
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
appliance.
Positioning and connection
Positioning
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
room.
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and
condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to
operate correctly and save energy.
3. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat
(direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, carefully place it
vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it to
the electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into the
electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with
the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located on
the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g. 150 W).
• The voltage must be in the range between the values
indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left
side (e.g. 220-240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance.
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do
not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and the fuse
cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug and
you should wish to remove it to add a longer cable or to
re-route the mains cable through partitions, units etc.
please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
approval.
or
- The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
appliance.
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit
your socket. The cable should be cut as close as possible
to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
WARNING:
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Your appliance is supplied with a 13amp fused plug that
can be plugged into a 13amp socket for immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions
below.
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Fitting a new plug
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IMPORTANT:
WIRES IN THE MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE...
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked
'E' or
or coloured Green and Yellow.
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or coloured
red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or coloured
Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse. A 15amp plug must be protected
by a 15amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at the
distribution board.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives :
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
& 93/68/EEC
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Description of the
appliance
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Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not directly
represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
Removable lidded
shelf with EGG
TRAY*
FREEZER and
STORAGE
compartment
TEMPERATURE
control
HINGED shelf*
Compartment for a 2
LITRE BOTTLE
SHELVES•
BOTTLE shelf
FRUIT and
VEGETABLE
crisper
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
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Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! Before starting the appliance, follow the
installation instructions (see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the
compartments and accessories well with lukewarm water
and bicarbonate.
1. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the
internal light illuminates.
2. Turn the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to an
average value. After a few hours you will be able to put
food in the refrigerator.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
The temperature inside the refrigerator compartment
automatically adjusts itself according to the position of the
thermostat knob.
1 = warmest 5 = coldest
We recommend, however, a medium position.
The cooling section of the refrigerator is located inside the
back wall of the refrigerator compartment for increased
space and improved aesthetics. During operation, the back
wall will be covered in frost or water droplets depending on
whether the compressor is operating or paused. Do not
worry, the refrigerator is functioning normally.
If the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob has been set
on high values with large quantities of food and with a
high ambient temperature, the appliance can operate
continuously, resulting in excessive frost formation and
excessive energy consumption: compensate for this by
shifting the knob towards lower values (defrosting will
occur automatically).
In static appliances, the air circulates in a natural way: the
colder air tends to move downwards as it is heavier. The
food should be stored as follows:
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Fresh cheese
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Above the fruit and vegetable
bins
Above the fruit and vegetable
bins
Cooked food
On any shelf
Salami, bread loaf,
chocolate
On any shelf
Fruit and vegetables
In the fruit and vegetable bins
Eggs
On the shelf provided
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment,
not hot foods (see Precautions and tips).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than
raw foods.
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will
increase humidity in the refrigerator and cause
condensation to form.
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2
SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the
shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see
diagram), allowing easy storage
of large containers and food.
Height can be adjusted without
complete removal of the shelf.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has
already been defrosted. These foods must be cooked
and eaten (within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into
contact with food that has already been defrosted.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and
which are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer
because they could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen daily
is indicated on the plate containing the technical
properties located on the bottom left side of the
refrigerator compartment (for example: Kg/24h: 4)
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature inside
the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for at least
9 -14 hours.
! If the room temperature drops below 14°C for an
extended period of time, the ideal temperature will not be
reached in the freezer compartment and food preservation
will be reduced.
Butter and margarine On the shelf provided
Bottles, drinks, milk
On the shelf provided
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Maintenance and care
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Switching the appliance off
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs
on (appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber
seals may be cleaned using a sponge that has been
soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda or
neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasive products,
bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm
water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry
them carefully.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which can
be removed by delicately using the hose of a vacuum
cleaner set on medium power. The appliance must be
switched off and the plug must be pulled out before
cleaning the appliance.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic materials
which are odour free. In order to maintain an odour free
refrigerator and to prevent the formation of stains, food
must always be covered or sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an extended
period of time, clean the inside and leave the doors
open.
Defrosting the appliance
! Follow the instructions below.
Do not use objects with sharp or pointed edges to defrost
the appliance as these may damage the refrigeration circuit
beyond repair.
can flow out easily.
The refrigerator has an
automatic defrosting
function: water is ducted to
the back of the appliance
by a special discharge
outlet (see diagram) where
the heat produced by the
compressor causes it to
evaporate. It is necessary
to clean the discharge hole
regularly so that the water
Defrosting the freezer compartment
If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to
defrost manually:
1. Set the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the
position .
2. Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in
another freezer or in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open until the frost has melted
completely. This can be made easier by placing
containers with lukewarm water in the freezer
compartment.
4. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before
switching the appliance on again.
5. Wait for approximately 2 hours, i.e. until the ideal
storage conditions have been restored, before placing
food in the freezer compartment.
Replacing the light bulb
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment,
pull out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the
instructions below.
Access the light bulb by
removing the cover as
indicated in the diagram.
Replace it with a similar
light bulb within the power
range indicated on the
cover (15W or 25W).
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Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the instructions
in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements:
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
this could
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from
the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch off the
appliance and disconnect it from the electrical supply. It is
not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on
(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances
should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use any sharp or pointed utensils or electrical
equipment - other than the type recommended by the
manufacturer - inside the frozen food storage
compartments.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
Disposal
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• Observe local environmental standards when disposing
packaging material for recycling purposes.
• En base a la Norma europea 2002/96/CE de Residuos
de aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos (RAEE), los
electrodomésticos viejos no pueden ser arrojados en los
contenedores municipales habituales; tienen que ser
recogidos selectivamente para optimizar la recuperación
y reciclado de los componentes y materiales que los
constituyen, y reducir el impacto en la salud humana y
el medioambiente. El símbolo del cubo de basura
tachado se marca sobre todos los productos para
recordar al consumidor la obligación de separarlos para
la recogida selectiva.
El consumidor debe contactar con la autoridad local o
con el vendedor para informarse en relación a la
correcta eleminación de su electrodoméstico viejo.
Respecting and conserving the environment
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated room.
Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight and do
not place it near heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
energy.
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food: cold air
must circulate freely for food to be preserved properly. If
circulation is impeded, the compressor will work
continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The
internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
energy.
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance). A
thick layer of ice makes cold transference to food
products more difficult and results in increased energy
consumption.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure
they are free of debris and to prevent cold air from
escaping (see Maintenance).
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play
with the appliance. Under no circumstance should they be
allowed to sit on the bins or to hang from the door.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It can
become a choking or suffocation hazard.
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Troubleshooting
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If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.
Malfunctions:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The internal light does not
illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far
enough to make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The refrigerator and the freezer do
not cool well.
•
•
•
•
•
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position.
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The motor runs continuously.
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and
make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor
is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
The back wall of the refrigerator unit
is covered in frost or droplets of
water.
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
There is water at the bottom of the
refrigerator.
• The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).
The door do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The door are opened too frequently.
The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
The atmospheric temperature of the area surrounding the appliance is
lower than 14°C.
Don’t forget should our advice fail to resolve the problem with your appliance please call us on 08448 224 224
to arrange an engineer visit. Or visit www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Product failures are fully covered by your 12 months parts and labour guarantee. However, if we attend and
there is no product failure or the failure has been caused by damage, misuse or by incorrect installation,
charges will apply.
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Notes
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Guarantee
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12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no
cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
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The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
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Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of
improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL
OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There
will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply
call our registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 0 8448
226 226 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint
Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (ROI 01 230 0233) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to
arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine
or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
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No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1000 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. Please see section “Precautions and tips” for
details about disposal legislation. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut
the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance
can no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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