Russell Hobbs RHUCLF55(B) Instruction manual

55cm Under Counter Larder Fridge
Instruction Manual
Model number: RHUCLF55(B)
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Contents
Before using the appliance
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Safety Instructions
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Before switching on
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Unit Parts
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Transportation & Handling
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Positioning
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Door reversal
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Appliance Safety
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Electrical Safety
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Installation
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How to use
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Temperature selection
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Power Failure
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Cleaning & Maintenance
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Light Replacement
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Defrosting
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Internal Cleaning
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External Cleaning
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When not in Use
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Trouble shooting
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Fridge is not operating
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Noises
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Too cold, or not cold enough
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Important notes
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Safety Instructions
Before using the appliance
Safety Instructions
• This model contains R600a refrigerant (the coolant isobutane), naturals gas that, is very
environmentally friendly but also combustible. When transporting and installing the unit
care must be taken to ensure that none of the refrigeration circuit components become
damaged. In the event of damage avoid any naked flames or any sources of ignition and
ventilate the room in which the unit is placed for a few minutes.
Warning: Keep the ventilation openings in the appliance enclosure, clear of obstruction.
• Do not use mechanical devices or other artificial means to accelerate the defrosting
process.
• Do not use electrical appliances in the refrigerator or freezer compartment of the
appliance.
• If this appliance is to replace an old refrigerator with a lock; break or remove the lock as a
safety measure before storing it, to protect children while playing might lock
themselves inside.
• Old refrigerators and freezers contain insulation gases and refrigerant, which must be
disposed of properly. Entrust the disposal of a scrap unit categorically to competence of
your local waste disposal service and contact your local authority or your dealer if you have
any questions. Please ensure that the pipe of work of your refrigerating unit does not get
damaged prior to being picked-up by the relevant waste disposal service.
Important note:
Please read this booklet before installing and switching on this appliance. The
manufacturer assumes no responsibility for incorrect installation and usage as described in
this booklet.
Caution: Risk of fire – do not store flammable liquid or other flammable material in this
refrigerator.
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Important information
Before Switching On
• Wait 3 hours before plugging in the appliance in to the mains supply to ensure optimum
performance, this allows the refrigerant to settle.
• There may be an odour when you first switch on the appliance, it will disappear when the
appliance starts to cool.
Unit & Spare parts
Item
Vegetable Crisper
Shelves
Door shelves
Instruction Booklet
Plastic plug
Quantity
1
3
3
1
1
The plastic plug is used to clear a drainage hole on the bottom face of the fridge
cavity.
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Important information
Transportation and Handing
For safe lifting, tilt the appliance backwards by no more than 45 degrees, hold the base and
rear corners of cabinet. Lift the refrigerator carefully. Never use the door handles for lifting.
To move the refrigerator on a flat level surface, tilt it slightly backwards onto the two rear
rollers and push backwards.
This unit is heavy and could cause injury – ensure there is sufficient person power to
move the appliance.
Positioning
This appliance should only be placed on a flat, firm surface.
Choose a dry and well-ventilated space. No less than 5cm must be left around the sides to
allow efficient cooling.
Choose a location away from a heat source, such as direct sunlight, a radiator or oven.
The appliance should be positioned so that the plug is easily accessible.
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Door reversal
Door Reversal
You will need to tilt the fridge backward to access the lower hinge which holds screws. Do
not tilt more than 45 degrees and do not lay the fridge flat on its side.
For your own safety, a minimum of 2 people should lift or tilt this product.
Reversing the door:
1. Remove the two screws from the right hand bottom hinge, either with a Phillips head
screwdriver or a spanner.
2. Support the door and gently remove the hinge.
3. Remove the door and place it on a cushioned surface.
4. Remove the upper hinge pin from the top right hand corner of the main body.
5. Fix the same upper hinge pin to the top left hand side of the fridge.
6. Remove the cap on the door from the top left hand side and put it in the hole where
the hinge pin was previously on the right hand side.
7. Swap the bottom door stopper over to the opposite side.
8. Position the door in the top hinge pin.
9. Align the door in the closed position. Place the lower hinge in position and secure the
two screws, that secured it on the right hand side.
Check that the door opens and shuts correctly after you have completed the door reversal
process.
The appliance must now be upright for a minimum of 2 hours before turning it on.
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Appliance safety
Appliance 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 appliances by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
If the supply lead is damaged it must be replaced by a qualified person using the correct
lead, available from 0845 208 8750.
Do not store chemicals or liquids such as methanol or petrol etc., which are easy to
evaporate burn or explode.
Do not store heavy objects on top of the refrigerator and do not allow the refrigerator to
become wet.
After turning off the electricity do not switch back on for at least five minutes, otherwise
the compressor may be damaged.
To save energy, you should minimize the frequency and duration of door opening.
It is not recommended to use an extension lead to power this appliance.
The circuitry for the refrigerator should be isolated. The unit should always be plugged into
its own plug socket and never into an extension lead.
The voltage of this products should be 220-240V,50Hz
Only ever remove the plug from the socket by gripping the plug firmly – do not pull the
wire to remove the plug.
This appliance is not suitable for use by children.
Electrical Safety
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PLUGGED INTO AN EARTHED SOCKET
Before switching on, make sure that the voltage of your electricity supply is the same as
that indicated on the rating plate. This product is designed to operate on 220 – 240V AC;
50Hz. Connection to any other power source may damage the unit.
This product may be fitted with a non rewireable plug. If it is necessary to change the fuse
in the plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the fuse cover becomes lost or damaged, the
plug must not be used until a suitable replacement is obtained.
If the plug has to be changed because it is not suitable for your socket, or becomes
damaged in any way, it should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted following the wiring
instructions below. This should be carried out by a qualified electrician. The plug removed
must be disposed of safely, as insertion into a 13 Amp socket is likely to cause an electrical
hazard.
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Installation
Installation
After installation, do not switch the power to the refrigerator on for at least 3 hours – the
unit needs to stand. The unit should be kept away from direct sunlight. If the appliance is
located on carpet, damage may be caused to the carpet due to heat being emitted from
the unit.
Remove all transport tapes and foam protection pieces . Clean the interior of the
refrigerator with a cloth dampened in lukewarm soap and water. Wipe with clear water
and wipe dry.
When the appliance has been positioned, adjust the two front feet to ensure the unit is
stable. This is essential to ensure quiet running and proper door opening /closing. See fig
1.0 below.
Once the appliance has been standing for 3 hours, plug in the refrigerator, locate the
thermostat knob inside the compartment and set to "3" position and switch on the
electricity . The compressor will begin to work. Close the door.
Leave the appliance for a minimum of 3 hours for the correct temperature to be reached
before placing food inside.
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How to use
There should always be sufficient space between items of food in your refrigerator to
ensure the cold air is able to circulate around the unit. Placing too much food into the
refrigerator will increase energy costs and lower efficiency.
Food stored in the refrigerator should be stored in sealed packets to prevent food
becoming dry and to prolong the life of the food.
Hot food should be fully cooled before placing in the refrigerator to prevent the
refrigerator temperature from rising. Failure to cool items prior to placing in the
refrigerator will increase energy consumption.
Reducing the time the refrigerator door is open for will reduce energy consumption.
Temperature selection
The temperature of the refrigerator is controlled manually by the knob – see below.
However the number shown on the knob does not directly represent the temperature. The
larger the number, the lower the interior temperature will be.‘4’ represents normal use. 1
is the warmest setting and 7 is the coolest.
Power failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of cold foods, keep the door closed. If the
temperature within your fridge or freezer rises, damaged food stuffs may need to be
discarded.
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Cleaning and maintenance
Replacing the bulb
Unplug the appliance from the mains.
Locate the lamp cover which is on the rear of the temperature control panel in the top
right hand side of the refrigeration compartment.
Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove the screw at the far end of the light cover and
slide the cover off.
Replace the bulb with a new one, rated at 10W.
Put the lamp cover back on and screw in place.
Check the temperature control knob has not been accidentally altered.
After 5 minutes, plug the appliance in to the mains.
If you have any problems with this procedure please call the service team on 08452088750
Defrosting
When the refrigerator has been in operation for a period of time, the inner surface of the
ice box may become covered with a layer of white frost. This will raise the electrical
consumption and lessen the effect of refrigeration; therefore you will need to defrost the
appliance.
1.Remove the mains plug, open the doors and remove all food and shelves. Frozen foods
needs to be well insulated using newspaper or blankets.
2.Either let the temperature rise naturally till frost melts or a container of warm water can
be place inside the unit to speed up the process.
3.Wipe away all ice and water before washing with a cloth dampened with water and a
mild detergent.
4.Wipe dry before plugging in to the mains.
Never use sharp metal tools as it may damage the appliance.
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Cleaning and maintenance
Internal Cleaning
Disconnect the appliance from the power supply before cleaning.
Do not pour water over the appliance.
The refrigerator compartment should be cleaned periodically using a solution of
bicarbonate of soda and lukewarm water.
Clean the accessories separately with soap and water. Do not put them in the dishwasher.
Do not use abrasive products, detergents or soaps. After washing, rinse with clean water
and dry carefully. When the cleaning operations are complete, reconnect the plug with dry
hands.
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Do NOT use abrasive products.
There are sharp edges on the underside of the product so care should be taken when
cleaning.
When the Appliance is Not in Use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, disconnect from the electricity supply,
empty all of the food and clean the inside. Leave the door open to prevent the build-up of
odours.
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Trouble shooting
Trouble shooting
If the appliance has stopped functioning completely:
• Check the electrics in the location of the appliance.
• Check the plug has been correctly connected to the socket.
• Check the fuse in the plug.
• Are there any faults with the socket? For this purpose, try the plug of your refrigerator by
connecting it to a socket which you are sure is working.
If your refrigerator does not get cold enough:
• Turn the Thermostat control further towards 7.
• Are the doors of your refrigerator opened very frequently and do they remain open for
long periods of time? If so, reduce the frequency and length of time the doors are open for.
• Ensure the door is fully shut and the seal is making complete contact to the cabinet.
• Are any containers or dishes placed in your refrigerator contacting the back wall in such a
way that they are obstructing the air circulation?
• Is your refrigerator over-filled?
• Check that there is a minimum of 2cm gap around the appliance.
If the appliance is operating noisily:
Occasionally the compressor will make some noise. This is perfectly normal and is part of
the cooling process. This noise should also diminish periodically.
If there is still noise:
• Check the appliance is level. Use a spirit level if necessary. Adjust the feet at the front
base of the appliance.
• Check there is nothing behind the appliance.
• If there is a vibrating sound from the shelves or the items placed on the shelves,
rearrange the items so that they are more secure.
Compressor Noise:
• It is a normal engine noise. This noise indicates that the compressor is operating normally.
• As the compressor is being energized, it might run a bit more noisily for a short
period of time.
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Trouble shooting
Bubbling and gurgling sound:
• This noise is emitted as the coolant fluid flows through the pipes within the system. This
is normal.
Water flowing sound:
• This is the normal sound of water flowing into the drain trough during the defrosting
process.
Heavy frost occurs on the back of the appliance
Placing warm or humid food in the refrigerator can cause this problem. Ensure food is
cooled first.
Climate Class Ambient Temperature (°C)
T Between 16 and 43 (°C)
ST Between 16 and 38 (°C)
N Between 16 and 32 (°C)
SN Between 10 and 32 (°C)
Excessive moisture build up inside the refrigerator:
• Check all food is covered and sealed. Check wet containers have not been placed in the
appliance.
• Are the doors of the refrigerator opened very frequently? Once the door is opened, the
humidity found in the air in the room enters the refrigerator. Especially if the humidity
levels in the room are very high. The more frequently the door is opened in humid
conditions the more chance of the build up of moisture.
The doors do not close properly:
• Ensure there are no obstructions preventing door closure.
• Check the door compartments and shelves are correctly in place
• Check the door seal is not warped or torn.
• Check the appliance is level.
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Important notes
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• In case of a sudden power loss or disconnecting and reconnecting of the plug to the
electrical socket, the compressor protective thermal element will be opened as the
pressure of the gas in the cooling system of your refrigerator has not yet been balanced. 4
or 5 minutes later, your refrigerator will start to operate; this is normal.
• If you won't be using your refrigerator for a long time, disconnect the plug from the
socket. Clean your refrigerator as per the cleaning instructions and leave the door open to
prevent any humidity or odour formation.
In case of a sudden power loss or disconnecting and reconnecting of the plug to the
electrical socket, the compressor protective thermal element will be opened as the
pressure of the gas in the cooling system of your refrigerator has not yet been balanced.
Four or five minutes later, your refrigerator will start to operate; this is normal.
If you won’t be using your refrigerator for a long time (such as on summer holidays), please
disconnect the plug from the socket. Clean your refrigerator as documented in this booklet
and leave the door open to prevent any humidification or odour formation. If there is still a
problem with your refrigerator although you have followed the instructions in this book,
please consult your nearest authorized service centre.
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Connection to the mains supply
WARNING- THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
This appliance is designed to operate from a mains supply of AC230V ~ 50HZ.
Check that the voltage marked on the product corresponds with your supply voltage.
This product is fitted with a 13A plug complying with BS1363.
If this plug is unsuitable or needs to be replaced, please note the following:
Important: The wires in the mains lead are
Coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN/YELLOW - EARTH
BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
For UK use only – Plug fitting details (where applicable):
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with
the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The GREEN/YELLOW wire is the EARTH and must be connected to the terminal which
is marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol or coloured GREEN or
GREEN/YELLOW.
The BLUE wire is the NEUTRAL and must be connected to
the terminal marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The BROWN wire is the LIVE wire and must be connected
To the terminal marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Always ensure that the plug cord grip is fastened correctly.
If a 13A (BS1363) fused plug is used it must be fitted with a 13amp fuse conforming to
BS1362 and be BSI or ASTA approved.
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