User manual
Fridge Freezer
RJPK1824
Contents
Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
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Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12
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 having 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.
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General safety
Warning!
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, 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
• 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 to avoid
hazard.
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.
• Bulb lamps2) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for household appliances use
only. They are not suitable for household room illumination.
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.3)
• 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 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. 4)
Service
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the
appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
1) If the lamp cover is foreseen.
2) If the lamp is foreseen.
3) If the appliance is Frost Free.
4) If a water connection is foreseen.
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• 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 discarded 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
are recyclable.
appliance marked by the symbol
Operation
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to a medium
setting.
A medium setting is generally the most suitable.
Temperature regulation
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.
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.
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.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator to the "O" position.
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 brand-new 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
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occurs reset the temperature regulator to a warmer
setting.
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.
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator
are equipped with a series
of runners so that the
shelves can be positioned
as desired.
Some shelves must be lifted up by the rear edge to
enable them to be removed.
Important! Do not move the glass shelf above the vegetable drawer to ensure correct air circulation.
Helpful hints and tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling sound
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or
tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped around and you will hear a whirring sound
and a pulsating noise from the compressor. This is
correct.
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous physical phenomenon. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or switches off,
you will hear a faint "click" of the temperature regulator. This is correct.
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;
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• 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.
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.
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. This operation
will improve the performance of the appliance and save
electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the cooling
system.
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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.
Important! Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly and refit the plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the maximum coldness and run the appliance for two or
three hours using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food into the compartment.
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off
frost from the evaporator as you could damage it. 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.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take
the following precautions:
1. disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
2. remove all food
3. defrost and clean the appliance and all accessories
4. leave the door/doors open to prevent unpleasant
smells.
Important! 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.
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 noisy
The appliance is not supported properly
Check if the appliance stands stable
(all the four feet should be on the floor)
The appliance does not operate. The lamp does not operate.
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 lamp does not work.
The compressor operates
continually.
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Problem
Water flows on the rear plate
of the refrigerator.
Possible cause
Solution
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.
During the automatic defrosting proc- This is correct.
ess, frost defrosts on the rear plate.
Water flows into the refrigera- The water outlet is clogged.
tor.
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
flow in the evaporative tray above
the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to the
evaporative tray.
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Disconnect the appliance.
Push the movable part to unhook the lamp cover
(1).
Remove the lamp cover (2).
Replace the lamp with one of the same power and
specifically designed for domestic appliances only.
Install the lamp cover.
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7.
Connect the appliance.
Open the door. Make sure that the lamp comes
on.
Closing the door
1.
2.
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3.
Clean the door gaskets.
If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".
If necessary, replace the defective door gaskets.
Contact the Service Center.
Technical data
Dimension
Height
1209 mm
Width
496 mm
Depth
604 mm
Rising Time
17 h
Voltage
230 V
Frequency
50 Hz
The technical information are situated in the rating plate
on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.
Installation
Caution! Read the "Safety Information" carefully
for your safety and correct operation of the
appliance before installing the appliance.
Positioning
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well ventilated
indoor (garage or cellar) also, but for optimum performance 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
Rear spacers
In the bag with the documentation, there are two
spacers which must be fitted as shown in the figure.
1.
2.
Fit the spacers into
the holes. Make
sure that the arrow
(A) is positioned as
shown in the picture.
Turn counter-clockwise the spacers
through 45° until
they lock into place.
A
45˚
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Levelling
When placing the appliance ensure that it
stands level. This can be
achieved by two adjustable feet at the bottom in
front.
Location
Door reversibility
Important! To carry out the following operations, we
suggest that this be made with another person that will
keep a firm hold on the doors of the appliance during
the operations.
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15 mm
15 mm
min.100 mm
The appliance should be installed well away from sourWarning!
ces 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.
If the cabinet is placed in a corner and the side with the It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from
hinges facing the wall, the distance between the wall
the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be
and the cabinet must be at least 10 mm to allow the
easily accessible after installation.
door to open enough so that the shelves can be removed.
To change the opening direction of the door, do these
steps:
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3
1. Remove the plug from 3. Remove the doors by
the power socket.
pulling them slightly and
2. Open the door of the
remove the hinge.
freezer. Loosen the hinge.
4. On the opposite side,
remove the hole covers.
5. Unscrew both adjustable feet and the screws of
the bottom door hinge.
Remove the bottom door
hinge and install it on the
opposite side.
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6. Unscrew the bottom far
side screw and install on
the opposite side.
7. Unscrew the top door
holding pin.
8. Screw the pin back on
the other side.
9. Fit the doors into the
pins and install the doors.
Install the hinge.
11. Tighten the hinge.
Make sure that the doors
are aligned.
12. Remove and install
the handle1)
13. Reposition, level the
appliance, wait for at least
four hours and then connect it to the power socket.
10. On the opposite site,
install the hole covers.
1) If foreseen
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The door opens and closes correctly.
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the
gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the gasket.
In case you do not want to carry out the above mentioned operations, contact the nearest After Sales Service Force. The After Sales Service specialist will carry
out the reversibility of the doors at your cost.
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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, con-
nect 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.
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
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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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