user manual
Fridge-Freezer
FI22/10FA
FI22/10SA
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Contents
Safety information
Operation
First use
Daily use
Helpful hints and tips
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4
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6
Care and cleaning
What to do if…
Technical data
Installation
Environmental concerns
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Subject to change without notice
Safety information
In the interest of your safety and to ensure
the correct use, before installing and first using the appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and warnings. To
avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents,
it is important to ensure that all people using
the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its
operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make sure that they remain
with the appliance if it is moved or sold, so
that everyone using it through its life will be
properly informed on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the
precautions of these user's instructions as
the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the
plug out of the socket, cut the connection
cable (as close to the appliance as you
can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to
close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door
seals is to replace an older appliance hav-
ing a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid,
be sure to make that spring lock unusable
before you discard the old appliance. This
will prevent it from becoming a death trap
for a child.
General safety
Caution! Keep ventilation openings
clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal
household as explained in this instruction
booklet.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial means to speed up the thawing
process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the
appliance, a natural gas with a high level of
environmental compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of
the appliance, be certain that none of the
components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become
damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which
the appliance is situated
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• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way. Any damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit,
fire and/or electric shock.
Warning! Any electrical component
(power cord, plug, compressor) must be
replaced by a certified service agent or
qualified service personnel.
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not
squashed or damaged by the back of
the appliance. A squashed or damaged power plug may overheat and
cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to the
mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do
not insert the power plug. There is a
risk of electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance
without the lamp cover1) of interior
lighting.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be
taken when moving it.
• Do not remove nor touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in
the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in
the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall.2)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it
has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's
instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered
to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in
the freezer compartment as it creates
1) If the lamp cover is foreseen
2) If the appliance is Frost Free
3) If a water connection is foreseen
pressure on the container, which may
cause it to explode, resulting in damage to
the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from
the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost
from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary,
clean the drain. If the drain is blocked, water will collect in the bottom of the appliance.
Installation
Important! For electrical connection
carefully follow the instructions given in
specific paragraphs.
• Unpack the appliance and check if there
are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged. Report possible
damages immediately to the place you
bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours
before connecting the appliance to allow
the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be around
the appliance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve sufficient ventilation
follow the instructions relevant to installation.
• Wherever possible the back of the product
should be against a wall to avoid touching
or catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.
• The appliance must not be located close
to radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only.3)
Service
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out
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by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine
spare parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer, in
either its refrigerant circuit or insulation
materials. The appliance shall not be dis-
carded together with the urban refuse
and rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance
shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your
local authorities. Avoid damaging the
cooling unit, especially at the rear near
the heat exchanger. The materials used
on this appliance marked by the symbol
are recyclable.
Operation
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to
a medium setting.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator to the "O" position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward
lower settings to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward
higher settings to obtain the maximum
coldness.
A medium setting is generally the most
suitable.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside
the appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
Important! If the ambient temperature is
high or the appliance is fully loaded, and the
appliance is set to the lowest temperatures,
it may run continuously causing frost to form
on the rear wall. In this case the dial must be
set to a higher temperature to allow
automatic defrosting and therefore reduced
energy consumption.
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time,
wash the interior and all internal accessories
with lukewarm water and some neutral soap
so as to remove the typical smell of a brandnew product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen and
deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to
change the medium setting.
However, for a faster freezing operation, turn
the temperature regulator toward higher settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
Important! In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might drop below
0°C. If this occurs reset the temperature
regulator to a warmer setting.
Place the fresh food to be frozen on the top
compartment.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the com-
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partment let the appliance run at least 2
hours on the higher settings.
If large quantities of food are to be stored,
remove all drawers and baskets from appliance and place food on cooling shelves to
obtain the best performance.
Warning! Make sure that foods do not
exceed the load limit stated on the side
of the upper section (where applicable)
Important! Do not use metallic instruments
to remove the trays from the freezer.
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the shelves
can be positioned as desired.
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power
failure, if the power has been off for longer
that the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under "rising time", the
defrosted food must be consumed quickly or
cooked immediately and then re-frozen (after
cooling).
Freezing Calendar
The symbols show different types of frozen
goods.
The numbers indicate storage times in
months for the appropriate types of frozen
goods. Whether the upper or lower value of
the indicated storage time is valid depends
on the quality of the foods and treating before
freezing.
Thawing
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being
used, can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at room temperature, depending
on the time available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with one or more
trays for the production of ice-cubes. Fill
these trays with water, then put them in the
freezer compartment.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various sizes, the door shelves can be placed at
different heights.
To make these adjustments proceed as follows:
gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free, then reposition as
required.
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Helpful hints and tips
Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• If the ambient temperature is high and the
Temperature Regulator is set to low temperature and the appliance is fully loaded,
the compressor may run continuously,
causing frost or ice on the evaporator. If
this happens, set the Temperature Regulator toward warmer settings to allow automatic defrosting and so a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavour
• position food so that air can circulate freely
around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and
place on the glass shelf above the vegetable
drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these
should be covered and may be placed on any
shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special
drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed
in special airtight containers or wrapped in
aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude
as much air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the
door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
• the maximum quantity of food which can
be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating
plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added
during this period;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to enable it
to be rapidly and completely frozen and to
make it possible subsequently to thaw only
the quantity required;
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages
are airtight;
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding
a rise in temperature of the latter;
• lean foods store better and longer than
fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life of
food;
• water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment,
can possibly cause the skin to be freeze
burnt;
• it is advisable to show the freezing in date
on each individual pack to enable you to
keep tab of the storage time.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer in the
shortest possible time;
• not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit; maintenance and re-
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charging must therefore only be carried
out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free
from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as this will damage the surface and leave a strong odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the
compressor at the back of the appliance with
a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This operation
will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage
the plastics used in this appliance. For this
reason it is recommended that the outer casing of this appliance is only cleaned with
warm water with a little washing-up liquid
added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to
the mains supply.
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator compartment
every time the motor compressor stops, during normal use. The defrost water drains out
through a trough into a special container at
the back of the appliance, over the motor
compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator compartment channel to prevent the
water overflowing and dripping onto the food
inside. Use the special cleaner provided,
which you will find already inserted into the
drain hole.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form on
the freezer shelves and around the top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
Important! About 12 hours prior to
defrosting, set the Temperature regulator
toward higher settings , in order to build up
sufficient chill reserve for the interruption in
operation.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions
below:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a
cool place.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods
with wet hands. Hands can freeze to the
goods.
3. Leave the door open and insert the plastic scraper in the appropriate seating at
the bottom centre, placing a basin underneath to collect the defrost water
In order to speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of warm water in the
freezer compartment. In addition, remove pieces of ice that break away before defrosting is complete.
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Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thawing
process other than those recommended
by the manufacturer.
A temperature rise of the frozen food
packs, during defrosting, may shorten
their safe storage life.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly and keep the scraper for
future use.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. After two or three hours, reload the previously removed food into the compartment.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions:
• disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
• remove all food
• defrost 4)and clean the appliance and all
accessories
• leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody
to check it once in a while to prevent the food
inside from spoiling in case of a power failure.
Warning! Never use sharp metal tools
to scrape off frost from the evaporator
as you could damage it.
What to do if…
Warning! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Only a qualified electrician or competent
person must do the troubleshooting that
is not in this manual.
Problem
The appliance does not
operate. The lamp does
not operate.
The lamp does not work.
The compressor operates
continually.
4) If foreseen.
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant
circulation).
Possible cause
Solution
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected
to the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
The appliance has no power.
There is no voltage in the mains
socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door has been opened too
frequently.
Do not keep the door open longer
than necessary.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The product temperature is too
high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before
storage.
The room temperature is too
high.
Decrease the room temperature.
Water flows on the rear
plate of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting
process, frost defrosts on the rear
plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the refrigerator.
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water flows
into the water collector.
Make sure that products do not
touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the
ground.
The melting water outlet does not Attach the melting water outlet to
flow in the evaporative tray above the evaporative tray.
the compressor.
The temperature in the
appliance is too low.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The temperature in the
appliance is too high.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a lower temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The product temperature is too
high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before
storage.
Many products are stored at the
same time.
Store less products at the same
time.
The temperature in the refrigerator is too high.
There is no cold air circulation in
the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold air circulation in the appliance.
The temperature in the
freezer is too high.
Products are too near to each
other.
Store products so that there is cold
air circulation.
There is too much frost.
Food is not wrapped correctly.
Wrap the food correctly.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
Replacing the lamp
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
2. Remove the screw from the lamp cover.
3. Remove the lamp cover (refer to the illustration).
4. Replace the used lamp with a new lamp
of the same power (the maximum power
is shown on the lamp cover).
5. Install the lamp cover.
6. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
7. Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
8. Open the door. Make sure that the lamp
comes on.
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Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Service Center.
Technical data
Dimension of the recess
Height
1780 mm
Width
560 mm
Depth
550 mm
Rising Time
20 h
The technical information are situated in the
rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.
Installation
Read the "Safety Information" carefully
for your safety and correct operation of
the appliance before installing the
appliance.
Positioning
Install this appliance at a location where the
ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated on the rating plate of the
appliance:
Climate
class
Ambient temperature
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+16°C to + 38°C
T
+16°C to + 43°C
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage
and frequency shown on the rating plate correspond to your domestic power supply.
The appliance must be earthed. The power
supply cable plug is provided with a contact
for this purpose. If the domestic power supply socket is not earthed, connect the appliance to a separate earth in compliance with
current regulations, consulting a qualified
electrician.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility if
the above safety precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directives.
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Door reversibility
The door of the appliance opens to the right.
If you want to open the door to the left, do
these steps before you install the appliance:
1. Loosen and remove the upper pin.
2. Remove the upper door.
3. Remove the spacer.
4. Loosen the middle hinge.
5. Remove the lower door.
6. Loosen and remove the lower pin.
Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind the appliance must be
sufficient.
50 - min. 200 cm2
min.
200 cm2
Installing the appliance
Caution! Make sure that the mains
cable can move freely.
On the opposite side:
1. Tighten the lower pin.
2. Install the lower door.
3. Tighten the middle hinge.
4. Install the spacer.
5. Install the upper door.
6. Tighten the upper pin.
Do these steps.
1. Install the appliance in the niche.
Push the appliance in the direction of the
arrows (1) until the upper gap cover
stops against the kitchen furniture. Make
sure that the distance between the appliance and the cupboard front-edge is
44 mm.
Push the appliance in the direction of the
arrows (2) against the cupboard on the
opposite side of the hinge. Make sure
that the clearance between the appliance and the cupboard is 4 mm.
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4. Push the sealing strip between the appliance and the adjacent cabinet.
2. Adjust the appliance in the niche.
The lower hinge cover (in the accessories bag) makes sure that the distance
between the appliance and the kitchen
furniture is correct.
Open the door. Put the lower hinge cover
in position.
4mm
44mm
5. Remove the correct part from the hinge
cover (E). Make sure to remove the part
DX, in the case of right hinge, SX in opposite case.
3. Attach the appliance to the niche with 4
screws.
6. Attach the covers (C, D) to the lugs and
the hinge holes.
Install the vent grille (B).
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Attach the hinge covers (E) to the hinge.
Ha
D
Hb
C
E
Hc
Hd
E
B
7. Connect the appliance laterally to the
kitchen furniture sidewall:
a) Loosen the screws of the part (G) and
move the part (G) till the furniture
sidewall.
b) Tighten the screws of the part (G)
again.
c) Attach the part (H) to the part (G).
9. Install the part Ha on the inner side of the
kitchen furniture.
ca. 50 mm
90°
21 mm
90°
G
ca. 50 mm
21 mm
H
10. Push the part Hc on the part Ha.
Ha
8. Disconnect the parts Ha, Hb, Hc and Hd
Hc
11. Open the appliance door and the kitchen
furniture door at an angle of 90°.
Insert the small square (Hb) into guide
(Ha).
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Put together the appliance door and the
furniture door and mark the holes.
Align the kitchen furniture door and the
appliance door by adjusting the part Hb.
8 mm
Ha
Hb
Hb
12. Remove the brackets and mark a distance of 8 mm from the outer edge of the
door where the nail must be fitted (K).
14. Press the part Hd on the part Hb.
8 mm
Hb
K
Ha
13. Place the small square on the guide
again and fix it with the screws supplied.
Hd
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic sealing strip is attached
tightly to the cabinet.
Environmental concerns
The symbol
on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product may
not be treated as household waste. Instead
it should be taken to the appropriate
collection point for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for
the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. For more
detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local council,
your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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