Electrolux FB551BSA+ User manual

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Fridge-Freezer
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Contents
Safety information
Control panel
First use
Daily use
Helpful hints and tips
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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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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.
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-
Control panel
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1 Fan function switch
Fan light
2 Temperature regulator
Action Freeze button
3 Action Freeze indicator
Switching on
Remove, if present, the remove label stuck
on the inside of the freezer compartment.
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Switching off
To switch off the appliance remove the mains
plug.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• press the temperature regulator more
times until the LED corresponding to the
required temperature lights up. Selection
is progressive, varying from +2°C to +8°C.
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
lower than 16°C press the temperature
regulator until the LED corresponding to the
lowest temperature lights up.
Action Freeze function
You can activate the Action Freeze function
by pressing the Action Freeze button more
times until the LED corresponding to the
symbol Action Freeze indicator lights up.
You can deactivate the Action Freeze function by pressing the Action Freeze button
more times until the required temperature is
selected.
A medium setting is generally the most
suitable.
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.
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Daily use
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the shelves
can be positioned as desired.
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.
Bottle rack
Place the bottles (with the opening facing
front) in the pre-positioned shelf.
Important! If the shelf is positioned
horizontally, place only closed bottles.
This bottle holder shelf can be tilted in order
to store previously opened bottles. To obtain
this result, pull the shelf up so it can rotate
upwards and be placed on the next higher
level.
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You can activate the fan by pressing the fan
function switch (refer to "Control panel"). The
fan light comes on.
Important! Switch on the fan when the
ambient temperature exceeds 25°C.
Vegetable drawer with humidity control
The drawer is suitable for storing fruit and
vegetables.
There is a separator
inside the drawer that
can be placed in different positions to allow for the subdivision best suited to
personal needs.
There is a grille (if
foreseen) on the bottom of the drawer to
separate the fruit and vegetables from any
humidity that may form on the bottom surface.
All parts inside the drawer can be removed
for cleaning purposes
To regulate the humidity in the vegetable drawer there is a
device with slits (adjustable by means of
a sliding lever).
When the ventilation
slots are closed:
the natural moisture
content of the food in
the fruit and vegetable compartments is preserved for longer.
When the ventilation slots are opened:
more air circulation results in a lower air moisture content in the fruit and vegetable compartments.
Air cooling
The Dynamic Air Cooling (DAC) fan let food
cool quickly and a more uniform temperature
in the compartment.
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 food activate the Action
Freeze function at least 24 hours before placing the food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.
Move the shelf present in the freezer compartment to the middle seat, keeping it horizontal.
Place the fresh food to be frozen on that
shelf.
The maximum amount of food that can be
frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating
plate, a label located on the inside of the appliance.
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during
this period do not add other food to be frozen.
After 24 hours, when the freezing process is
completed, return to the required temperature (refer to "Temperature regulation").
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2
hours on the higher settings.
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power
failure, if the power has been off for longer
than 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).
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.
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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.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
• 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.
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Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorized technicians.
ator 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.
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 refriger4) If foreseen.
Defrosting of the freezer
The freezer compartment of this model, on
the other hand, is a "no frost" type. This
means that there is no buildup of frost when
it is in operation, neither on the internal walls
nor on the foods.
The absence of frost is due to the continuous
circulation of cold air inside the compartment, driven by an automatically controlled
fan.
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.
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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
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.
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.
The appliance does not
operate. The lamp does
not operate.
The lamp does not work.
The compressor operates
continually.
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.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
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
Caution! Disconnect the plug from the
mains socket.
1. Remove the screw from the lamp cover.
2. Pull outwards the rear hook of the lamp
cover by using a screwdriver and remove
the lamp cover pulling downwards.
3. Replace the lamp with one of the same
power (the maximum power is shown on
the lamp cover).
4. Install the lamp cover.
5. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
6. Connect the plug to the mains socket.
7. Open the door. Make sure that the light
comes on.
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
1800 mm
Width
695 mm
Depth
669 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:
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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
Location
The appliance should be installed well away
from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight etc. Ensure that air can
circulate freely around the back of the cabinet. To ensure best performance, if the appliance is positioned below an overhanging
wall unit, the minimum distance between the
top of the cabinet and the wall unit must be
at least 100 mm . Ideally, however, the appliance should not be positioned below overhanging wall units. Accurate levelling is ensured by one or more adjustable feet at the
base of the cabinet.
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.
Rear spacers
Inside the appliance you find two
spacers which must be fitted as shown
in the figure.
Slacken the screws and insert the spacer
under the screw head, then retighten the
screws.
A
B
10 mm
10 mm
100 mm
Warning! It must be possible to
disconnect the appliance from the mains
power supply; the plug must therefore
be easily accessible after installation.
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage
and frequency shown on the rating plate correspond to your domestic power supply.
Door reversibility
The door reversibility is not possible.
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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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