AEG OKO Arctis Super 2073-4 GS Specifications

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Instruction booklet
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It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference.
Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the
appliance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new owner can be
acquainted with the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.
These warnings are provided in the interest of safety. You must read them carefully before installing or
using the appliance.
General Safety
ª This appliance is designed to be operated by
adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper
with the controls or play with the product.
ª It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify
this product in any way.
ª Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance
does not stand on the electrical supply cable.
ª Before any cleaning or maintenance work is
carried out, be sure to switch off and unplug the
ª This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
ª Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
ª Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to the
cooling unit with consequent possible fluid
ª The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or gas cookers.
ª Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
ª There must be adequate ventilation round the
back of the appliance and any damage to the
refrigerant circuit must be avoided.
ª For freezers only (except built-in models): an
ideal location is the cellar or basement.
ª 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.
Service / Repair
ª Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
ª This appliance should be serviced by an
authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare
parts should be used.
Printed on recycled paper
ª Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or more serious malfunctioning. Refer
to your local Service Centre, and always insist on
genuine spare parts.
ª This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorized
ª The domestic refrigerators and freezers are
designed to be used specifically for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
ª Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been
thawed out.
ª Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant
ª The inner lining of the appliance consists of
channels through which the refrigerant passes. If
these should be punctured this would damage the
appliance beyond repair and cause food loss.
off frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using the
scraper provided. Under no circumstances should
solid ice be forced off the liner. Solid ice should be
allowed to thaw when defrosting the appliance.
See defrost instructions.
ª Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in
damage to the appliance.
ª Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing process other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
ª Never use metal objects for cleaning your
appliance as it may get damaged.
ª During normal operation, the condenser and
compressor at the back of the appliance heat up
considerably. For safety reasons, minimum
ventilation must be as shown in the relevant
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
ª If the appliance is transported horizontally, it is
possible that the oil contained in the compressor
flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is advisable to
wait at least two hours before connecting the
appliance to allow the oil to flow back in the
ª There are working parts in this product which heat
up. Always ensure that there is adequate
ventilation as a failure to do this will result in
component failure and possible food loss. See
installation instructions.
ª Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Wherever possible the back of the product should
be against a wall.
ª If the appliance has been transported horizontally,
it is possible that the oil contained in the
compressor flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is
advisable to wait at least two hours before
connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow
back in the compressor.
Environment Protection
ª 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. Avoid damaging
the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the
heat exchanger. Information on your local
disposal sites may be obtained from your
municipal authorities.
The materials used on this appliance marked
with the symbol
are recyclable.
ª Frozen food storage
ª Location
ª Helpful hints
ª Rear spacers
ª Cold accumulator
ª Thawing-out frozen foods
Technical specification
ª Ice-cube production
ª Electrical connection
ª Defrosting
ª Cleaning the interior
ª Door reversibility
ª Periodical cleaning
ª Idle periods
Something not working
Using your freezer
ª The control panel
ª Starting
ª Quick-freezing
ª The temperature alarm light
ª Internal thermometer
ª Freezing food
ª Rules to observe when freezing foods
Place the appliance as far away as possible from
sources of heat, e.g. radiators, heaters, direct sunlight,
etc. Best performance is obtained with ambient
temperature between +18°C and +43°C (class T);
+18°C and +38°C (class ST); +16°C and +32°C (class
N); +10°C and +32°C (class SN).
The class of your appliance is shown on its rating
If this appliance – equipped with magnetic door seals
– replaces an older appliance featuring a spring lock
(mechanical latch) on the door or lid, please ensure
that this lock is made completely unusable before
«throwing out» the old appliance. This will prevent it
from becoming a death-trap for a child.
Fig. 1
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
One or more adjustable feet mounted on the base of
the appliance make it possible to set it perfectly level.
10 mm
Appliance positioned without overhanging kitchen
units (see Fig. 1-B).
10 mm
Appliance positioned under overhanging kitchen wall
units (see Fig. 1-A).
100 mm
For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as
shown in Fig. 1:
Rear spacers
In the bag with the documentation, there are two
spacers which must be fitted as shown in the
Fig. 1a
Slacken the screws and insert the spacer under the
screw head, then re-tighten the screws.
The technical data is indicated in the rating plate on
the left side inside the appliance.
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and
frequency shown on the serial number plate
correspond to your domestic power supply.
Voltage can vary by ±6% of the rated voltage.
For operation with different voltages, a suitably sized
auto-transformer must be used.
It is essential that the appliance be connected to an
efficient earth tap. For this purpose the supply cable
plug incorporates a special earth contact. If the
sockets of your domestic wiring system are not
earthed, have the appliance connected to a separate
earth wire by a qualified electrician in accordance
with existing safety regulations.
The Manufacturer declines all responsibility if the
above safety precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with EEC directive
number 87/308 of 2/6/87 relative to radio
interference suppression.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directives:
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and
subsequent modifications;
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive) and subsequent
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
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these
will damage the finish.
Door reversibility
Fig. 2
Unplug the freezer before performing the following
Remove the ventilation grill (D).
Remove the lower hinge (E) by loosening the two
fastening screws.
Fig. 3
Remove the door by sliding it out of the upper pin (AFig. 3).
Unscrew the pin and the washer (A+B-Fig. 3) and
refit them on the opposite side.
Refit the door.
Refit the lower hinge (E-Fig. 2) on the opposite side
by means of the two screws that have been previously
Remove the plug (F) from the ventilation grill (D) and
replace it on the opposite side.
Refit the ventilation grill.
Remove the handle and refit it on the opposite side
(Fig. 4).
Unscrew the handle. Refit it on the opposite side after
having pierced the plugs with a punch. Cover the
holes left open with the plugs contained in the
documentation pack.
If, after having reversed the door, it is not in line with
the unit, the top hinge can be adjusted.
To do this, use a 10 mm spanner as shown in Figure 3;
slacken the nut, align the door by pushing it to the left
or right, then re-tighten the nut.
Fig. 4
After having reversed the opening direction of the
door check that all the screws are properly
tightened and that the magnetic seal adheres to the
cabinet. 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 or accelerate this process by heating up the
part involved with a normal hairdrier.
This freezer has been marked with the
symbol, which means that it is suited to the freezing of
fresh foods, the conservation of frozen foods and the production of ice-cubes.
The control panel (Fig. 5)
Fig. 5
A. Temperature alarm light
B. Quick-freezing indicator light
C. N/S knob
D. Function indicator light
E. Thermostat knob
Insert the power supply plug into the nearest wall
socket (the function indicator light (D) will light up
indicating that the freezer is receiving electrical
Turn the thermostat knob (E) to the right to a medium
setting (the temperature alarm light (A) will light up).
For the satisfactory conservation of frozen foods, the
freezer’s internal temperature must be lower than
Wait until the temperature alarm light (A) turns off
when the optimum temperature has been reached.
Thermostat settings may be modified according to the
surrounding room temperature, the location of the
freezer and the frequency of door openings, etc.
To turn off the freezer, turn the thermostat knob to the
«O» position.
It is perfectly normal for the temperature alarm light
to remain lit up for a short time after the freezer is
initially turned on.
It will remain lit up until the optimum temperature for
the conservation of frozen food is attained.
Internal thermometer
This indicates the internal temperature of the freezer.
It may indicate a temperature above –18°C when
large quantities of food are placed inside for freezing
or when the door is left open for a long time.
Blue: normal
Red: alarm
Fig. 6
For quick-freezing, turn the N/S knob (C) to the «S»
symbol. The quick-freezing indicator light (B) will
then light up.
The temperature alarm light (A)
The temperature alarm light turns on automatically
whenever the temperature within the freezer rises
above a certain value which might endanger
satisfactory long-term conservation.
Freezing food
Set the freezer to quick-freezing operational status.
Wait at least 3 hours before introducing fresh foods
into the freezer if it has only recently been turned on.
If the freezer has already been working for some time,
turn the respective knob to the «S» position at least 24
hours before introducing the food into the freezer in
order to ensure better freezing results. This period of
time may be shortened according to the quantity of
When quick-freezing is being performed, the
compressor works continuously, employing all of its
refrigerating power to the maximum.
Keep the knob as it is for another 24 hours after the
introduction of the food into the freezer and then
return the knob to the «N» position.
Bear in mind the freezing capacity of your freezer;
that is, the maximum quantity of food that may be
frozen in 24 hours.
This freezing capacity is 22 kg.
Distribute the packages as shown in Figure 7.
Arrange the foods to be frozen in the upper
When the necessary freezing time has elapsed,
distribute the newly-frozen foods into the drawers to
free the compartments for new foods to be frozen.
Fig. 7
11 Kg
11 Kg
Rules to observe when freezing
All products to be frozen must be fresh and of excellent
Each freezing package must be adjusted to the family’s
consumption quantity in order to be used just once.
Small-sized freezing packages allow a more rapid and
uniform freezing.
Do not forget that once frozen foods have thawed out,
they spoil rapidly.
Low-fat content foods are better conserved in the freezer
than those with higher fat content. Salt (whenever
present) reduces the duration of satisfactory
Foods to be frozen must be enclosed in air-tight sacks or
containers especially indicated for this purpose.
Close these sacks or containers tightly to eliminate all
Never place bottles or cans of carbonated beverages in
the freezer. These might explode.
Never introduce hot foods or liquids.
Never fill the freezing sacks or containers with covers to
the brim.
Do not consume certain products (popsicles, etc.)
immediately after removing them from the freezer,
because their extremely low temperature might cause
Indicate the freezing date on every sack or container as a
means of controlling conservation times.
Never open the freezer door or introduce new foods to
be frozen whenever a Quick-freezing phase is already in
A special card is located in the holder on the inner door
of the freezer compartment. On the upper part it shows
pictures of different types of food followed by a figure.
These figures indicate the maximum storage time, in
months, for each type of food.
Details of food being stored, can also be written in pencil
on the lower part of the card.
When electrical current happens to be cut off, the
freezer door must not be opened. If the power failure
is short (up to 6-8 hours) and the freezer is full, there
is no risk that the food will spoil.
If the power failure lasts longer, the food must be
consumed as rapidly as possible, or otherwise cooked
and re-frozen again.
Frozen food storage
When the freezer is being turned on for the first time,
or after a prolonged period of disuse, turn the N/S
knob to the Quick-freezing position and then wait at
least two hours before introducing the food to be
You may then return the knob to the «N» position.
This two-hour waiting period may be avoided if the
freezer has already been in operation.
Helpful hints
Always check the preparation date indicated on the
frozen foods you buy and respect the expiration time
provided by the producer.
Do not open the freezer door too often and leave it
open only for the minimum time necessary.
Unnecessary increases in temperature will notably
reduce the duration of the frozen food conservation.
Make sure that all frozen food packages are intact;
otherwise the food may have spoiled.
If such packages present signs of swelling or humidity
marks, this means that the food has not been
conserved correctly, implying that the product has lost
some of its original quality.
When buying frozen foods, carry them in a thermally
insulated shopping bag whenever possible. In any
case, always purchase frozen foods at the end of your
shopping. Wrap the frozen foods in newspaper and
then put them into the freezer as soon as you arrive
Always check the frozen foods you buy carefully at
the moment of purchase, because even partiallythawed foods must not be re-frozen but must be
consumed within 24 hours of purchase.
To improve the capacity of the freezer, it is necessary
to remove drawer «A» and baskets «B» and «C».
Store frozen foods directly on the compartments
shelves. In this case avoid passing the load
(Fig. 7).
separate packages may be cooked directly without
thawing; obviously, in this case, the cooking time will
last a little longer.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with trays for the
production of ice-cubes.
Fill these trays with water to 3/4 of their height, then
put them in the freezer.
The ice-cubes may be shaken out from the trays by
simply twisting; do not use metallic instruments to
remove the trays from the freezer.
Frost should be removed with the special plastic
scraper provided, whenever the thickness exceeds
4 mm. During this operation it is not necessary to cutoff the power or to remove the food from the freezer.
Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing process other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
If a thick layer of ice is formed it will be necessary to
carry out complete defrosting as following:
set the knob (E) to «O» position or unplug the
appliance from the mains socket;
wrap frozen food in several layers of newspaper and
place the food packages in a cool place;
leave the door open. Introduce the plastic scraper in
the appropriate seating at the bottom center, as shown
in figure, place underneath a basin to collect the
defrost water.
When defrosting is completed dry the interior
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat knob (E) to the desired position
or replace the plug in the socket. After letting the
appliance to run for two or three hours on the quickfreeze setting, it is ready again for storing frozen food.
Fig. 8
Cold accumulator
A cold accumulator is supplied in the freezer; this
increases the length of time for which food will keep
in the event of a power failure or breakdown. It must
be placed in the top drawer (Fig. 7).
Thawing-out frozen foods
Frozen foods must be allowed to thaw out before use
either in the refrigerator (meat, poultry, fish, etc.) or at
room temperature (all other foods) according to the
available time.
Frozen products which come in small-sized or
Unplug the appliance before carrying out any
maintenance operation.
Idle periods
During periods when the appliance is not used, you
should take the following precautions:
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling
unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only
be carried out by authorized technicians.
remove the plug from the wall socket;
remove all food from the appliance;
defrost and clean the interior and all accessories;
Periodical cleaning
Never use metal objects for cleaning your appliance
as it may get damaged.
leave the door slightly open, thus letting air circulate
and preventing the formation of mould and unpleasant
Wash the interior of the appliance with lukewarm
water and sodium bicarbonate.
Clean cabinet outer surfaces with a silicone-wax
The condenser and compressor should be cleaned
using a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This latter
operation will maintain the appliance’s excellent
standards of performance and save energy.
If the appliance is not functioning properly check that:
the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains
power switch is on;
if the appliance seems too noisy check that the sides
are not touching furniture that can transmit or amplify
a noise or a vibration. Also, check that the piping of
the refrigerant system does not vibrate.
If your appliance is still not working properly after
making the above checks, contact your local dealer or
the nearest service center.
there is no power failure; the control knob is in the
right position.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when you
apply for it you specify the model and serial
number of your appliance which can be found
inside the appliance at the bottom on the left hand
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