Tall Larder Fridge
SOM 9650
Please read this manual first!
Dear Customer,
We hope that your product, which has been produced in a 1st-class
manufacturing facility and checked under the most meticulous quality control
procedures, will provide you with years of good service.
For this, we recommend you to carefully read the entire manual of your product
before using it and keep it at hand for future reference.
This manual
• Will help you use your appliance quickly and safely.
• Read the manual before installing and operating your product.
• Follow the instructions, especially those for safety.
• Keep the manual in an easily accessible place as you may need it later.
• Besides, read also the other documents provided with your product.
Please note that this manual may be valid for other models as well.
Symbols and their descriptions
This instruction manual contains the following symbols:
Important information or useful usage tips.
Warning against dangerous conditions for life and property.
Warning against electric voltage.
This product is supplied with the selective sorting symbol for waste electrical
and electronic equipment (WEEE).
This means that this product must be handled pursuant to European Directive
2002/96/EC in order to be recycled or dismantled to minimise its impact on
the environment. For further information, please contact your local or regional
Electronic products not included in the selective sorting process are potentially
dangerous for the environment and human health due to the presence of
hazardous substances.
1 Your refrigerator 2 Warnings
5 Using your refrigerator 12
Setting the operating temperature.12
Making ice cubes......................... 14
Defrosting of the appliance........... 14
BE EARTHED................................. 5
3 Installation
REVERSING THE DOORS.............. 8
4 Before operating 6 Maintenance and
7 Do's and Don'ts
PROBLEM SOLVING.................... 17
STARTING.................................... 11
1 Your refrigerator
Congratulations on your choice of a BEKO quality Appliance which has been
designed to give you service for many years.
1. Thermostat
2. Flap (Fast-Freeze
3. Ice cube tray & Ice bank
4. Drawers
5. Adjustable front feet
C Figures that take place in this instruction manual are schematic and may not
correspond exactly with your product. If the subject parts are not included in the
product you have purchased, then it is valid for other models.
2 Warnings
•DO NOT connect your appliance to
the electricity supply until all packing
and transit protectors have been
• Leave to stand for at least 4
hours before switching on to allow
compressor oil to settle if transported
• If you are discarding an old
refrigerator with a lock or latch fitted
to the door, disable the lock/latch,
ensure that it is left in a safe condition
to prevent the entrapment of young
• This fridge/freezer must only be used
for its intended purpose i.e the storing
and freezing of edible foodstuff.
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a
fire. At BEKO, the care and protection
of our environment is an ongoing
commitment. This appliance which
is among the latest range introduced
is particularly environment friendly.
Your appliance contains non CFC /
HFC natural substances in the cooling
system (Called R600a) and in the
insulation (Called cyclopentane) which
are potentially flammable if exposed
to fire. Therefore, take care not to
damage, the cooling circuit / pipes of
the appliance in transportation and in
use. In case of damage do not expose
the appliance to fire or potential
ignition source and immediately
ventilate the room where the appliance
is situated.
• We suggest you contact your local
authority for disposal information and
facilities available.
• See Installation Instructions on page
6 for information on suitable location.
• To obtain the best possible
performance and trouble free operation
from your appliance it is very important
to carefully read these instructions.
• On delivery, check to make sure that
the product is not damaged and that
all the parts and accessories are in
perfect condition.
• Ensure that the plug remains readily
accessible. Do not use multiple
adapter bar or extension cable.
• Failure to observe these instructions
may invalidate your right to free service
during the guarantee period.
• Keep ventilation openings, in the
appliance enclosure or in the built-in
structure, clear of obstruction.
• Do not use mechanical devices
or other means to accelerate the
defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances
inside the food storage compartments
of the appliance, unless they are
of the type recommended by the
• We suggest you keep these
instructions in a safe place for easy
• 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.
If the fitted moulded plug is not
suitable for your socket, then the plug
should be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted. Destroy the old plug which
is cut off as a plug with bared cord
could cause a shock hazard if inserted
into a socket elsewhere in the house.
The moulded plug on this appliance
incorporates a 13 A fuse. Should
the fuse need to be replaced an
ASTABEAB approved BS 1362 fuse
of the same rating must be used. Do
not forget to refit the fuse cover. In the
event of losing the fuse cover the plug
must not be used until a replacement
fuse cover has been fitted. Colour
of the replacement fuse cover must
be the same colour as that visible on
the pin face of the plug. Fuse covers
are available from any good electrical
Before you insert the plug into the wall
socket make sure that the voltage and
the frequency shown on the rating
plate inside the appliance corresponds
to your electricity supply.
Rating label is on the left hand side of
fridge inner liner.
We recommend that this appliance be
connected to the mains supply via a
suitable switched and fused socket.
The appliance must be positioned so
that the plug is accessible.
Should the mains lead of the appliance
become damaged or should it need
replacing at any time, it must be
replaced by a special purpose made
mains lead which can only be obtained
from a BEKO Authorised Service
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: (See
1. Connect the green-yellow or green
(Earth) wire to the terminal in the plug
marked ‘E’ or with the symbol
coloured green and yellow or green.
2. Connect the blue (Neutral) wire to
the terminal in the plug marked ‘N’ or
coloured black.
3. Connect the brown (Live) wire to
the terminal in the plug marked ‘L’ or
coloured red.
With alternative plugs a 13 A fuse must
be fitted either in the plug or adaptor
or in the main fuse box. If in doubt
contact a qualified electrician.
3 Installation
1. The space in the room where the
appliance is installed must not be
smaller than 10 cubic metres.
2. If possible avoid placing the
appliance near cookers, radiators or
in direct sunlight as this will cause the
compressor to run for long periods.
If installed next to a source of heat
or refrigerator, maintain the following
minimum side clearances:
From Cookers 2” (50 mm)
From Radiators 12” (300 mm)
From Refrigerators or Freezers 1”
(25 mm)
3. Make sure that sufficient room
is provided around the appliance
to ensure free air circulation. Allow
a minimum of 60 mm (2.4 inches)
between the top of the appliance and
the ceiling or the underside of a wall
4. Fit the two plastic wall spacers
supplied onto the condenser at the
back of the appliance by rotating them
1/4 turn.
5. The appliance should be located on
a smooth surface.
The two front feet can be adjusted as
To ensure that,your appliance is
standing upright adjust the two front
feet by turning clockwise or anticlockwise, until the product is in
firm contact with the floor. Correct
adjustment of feet avoids excessive
vibration and noise.
6. Refer to “Cleaning and Care”
section to prepare your appliance for
7.The appliance must be protected
against rain, moisture and other
atmospheric influences.
8.A special receptacle is supplied to
store the mains plug during transit.
The receptacle is fixed at the back of
the cabinet, on the right hand side of
the compressor. (See diagram) Gently
remove the plug from the receptacle.
Never pull the mains cord, you may
damage the appliance. In the case
of transportation, ensure you locate
the plug in the receptacle provided to
avoid transit damage. transit
provided to avoid transit damage.
“IMPORTANT: Care must be taken
while cleaning / carrying the appliance
to avoid touching the bottom of the
condenser metal wires at the back of
theappliance as you might injure your
fingers and hands.
“IMPORTANT: This appliance is
not designed for stacking with any
otherappliance.When positioning your
appliance, take care not to damage
your flooring, pipes,wall coverings etc.
We recommend that you reverse the
door before switching on for the first
Tools required: Small and medium size
flat and cross-headed screwdrivers, a
pair of pliers.
Spare Parts supplied in the plastic
bag: The following parts, which are
exclusively for left hand side fitted
hinge operation are supplied in a
plastic bag with the appliance:
- Door top trim hinge covers – there
are 2 different parts, one for each side
of top trim.
We suggest you keep all the parts
supplied in the plastic bag and also
parts, which have been removed when
reversing the door, in a safe place for
possible future, re-use.
IMPORTANT: We suggest you ask
somebody to help you when moving
the appliance around and to hold the
door when removing / re-fitting hinges
and the door to avoid any injury and
damage to the product.
Please refer to diagrams supplied. To
follow numbers in brackets below,
refer to the main diagram.
1.Switch off the appliance at the
socket outlet and pull out the mains
2.Remove all loose items and fittings
and food inside the appliance.
3.Gently prise off plastic hinge covers
on both sides of front top panel using
a small flat-headed screwdriver. (1-2)
4-Unscrew the bolts of the top hinge
and remove top hinge. (3)
5-Remove door carefully off the
bottom hinge and stand door upright
in a safe place.(4)
6.Gently prise off plastic hinge cover
on door top trim. Fit the other door top
trim plastic off hinge cover supplied in
the plastic bag.(5)
7.Gently tilt the appliance back
against a strong wall on its rear side
sufficiently to allow the lower hinge
to be removed. Take care to protect
the appliance, your wall and floor
coverings. You can utilise the original
packaging to do this. Once
you tilt the appliance back, check to
make sure the appliance is completely
stable and safe before you carry on. (6)
8.Unscrew and remove the front feet
and 1 bolt. (7)
9-Unscrew and remove the bottom
hinge. (8)
10-Unscrew and remove the bottom
hinge door stopper and bushing and
reposition them on the other side while
rotating the bushing 180°. (9)
11- Fit the bottom hinge and tighten
the screws as shown in figure. (10)
12-Fit the other front feet as shown in
figure. (11)
13-Rotate the top hinge 180°.
Unscrew the hinge pin and re-tighten it
to the opposite side. (12)
14-Fit the top hinge on the left hand
side bushing of the door. (13)
15-Locate and re-fit door to bottom
hinge pin. (14)
16-Re-fit the upper hinge on the
opposite side by using a flat headed
screwdriver. (15)
17.Fit front top panel plastic hinge
covers on the opposite sides. (16)
18.Remove the handle cover gently
taking care not to damage the
19.Unscrew and remove the handle
(18). Do not unscrew the yellow
coloured screws!
20.Rotate 180 degrees and fit handle
to the other side after removing hole
plugs gently.(19,20)
21 .Fit the handle cover.(21)
22-Adjust the two front feet if
23-Check that door opens and closes
easily, it is aligned correctly and there
are no gaps allowing air into the
cabinet. If there are gaps between the
door seal and the cabinet, adjust the
door seal by gently pulling away from
the door using fingers.
24-Check that all the hinge screws are
tightened. Avoid over tightening the
25-Put all items, fittings back in the
26-Wait for at least 4 hours to allow
the system to settle before switching
27-Once the correct storage
temperatures have been reached in
the appliance, put back all the food.
45 °
4 Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the refrigerator
check that:
1.The front feet have been adjusted
so the appliance is level.
2.The interior is dry and air can
circulate freely at the rear.
3.Clean the interior as recommended
4.Insert the plug into the wall socket
and switch on the electricity supply. Avoid accidental disconnection by
taping over the switch. Green light will
glow and the compressor will start
running in about five minutes.
5.You will hear a noise as the
compressor starts up. The liquid and
gases sealed within the refrigeration
system may also give rise to noise,
whether the compressor is running or
not which is quite normal.
6.If you are going to store frozen food
open the freezer door and check
that the fast-freeze mode is off.
( thermostat is not set to maximum
position and the amber light is not on).
temperature reaches -18 °C or below,
you can put in your frozen food.
(See Storing Frozen Food ).
7.If you are going to freeze fresh food,
you must switch the thermostat to
maximum position. The amber light will
come on and you must wait at least
three hours before putting in your fresh
food to be frozen. (See Freezing Fresh
8.Front edges of the cabinet may feel
warm. This is normal. These areas are
designed to be warm to avoid
9.We recommend that you set the
thermostat at MIN setting and monitor the temperature to ensure the
appliance maintains desired storage temperatures (See Temperature
Control and Adjustment section).
Important Note :
1.If there is a power failure do not open
the door. Frozen food should not be
affected if the failure lasts for less than
11 hours. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and either
eaten immediately or cooked and then re-frozen.
2.If you find the freezer door difficult
to open just after you have closed it,
don’t worry. This is due to the pressure
difference which will equalise and allow the door to open normally after a
few moments.
3.You will hear a vacuum sound just
after closing the door. This is quite normal.
4. When you switch on, the appliance
will not start immediately, because the appliance incorporates a protection
device in the electronics - wait for
about 5 minutes.
5.If the freezer door is left open [Or
ajar], the door open alarm will be
activated in a few minutes. You will
hear the audible alarm ‘’beep’’ warning
to make you aware that the door is not
shut fully. As soon as you close the
door, the audible alarm would cancel
5 Using your refrigerator
Setting the operating
The operating temperature is regulated
by the temperature control.
1 = Lowest cooling setting (Warmest
MAX. = Highest cooling setting
(Coldest setting)
Please choose the setting according to
the desired temperature.
The interior temperature also depends
on ambient temperature, the frequency
with which the door is opened and the
amount of foods kept inside.
Frequently opening the door causes
the interior temperature to rise.
For this reason, it is recommended
to close the door again as soon as
possible after use.
We recommend checking the
temperature with a thermometer to
ensure that the storage compartments
are kept to the desired temperature.
Remember to take the reading
immediately since the thermometer
temperature will rise very rapidly after
you remove it from the freezer.
CThis appliance is designed to
operate at temperatures specified
in the table below is equipped with
Advanced Electronic Temperature
Control System [AETCS] which
ensures that at the advised setting
[4 - four on the ] the frozen food in
the freezer will not defrost even if the
ambient temperature falls as low as
-15 °C.
The normal storage temperature of
your appliance should be -18 °C
(0 °F). If the thermostat is turned
counter clockwise from position 1,
the appliance will be switched off and
“click” sound will be heard. Lower
temperatures can be obtained by
adjusting the thermostat towards
Position 4.
There are three coloured indicator
lights located inside the appliance
which show the operating mode of the
Orange Indicator
Is turned on when the thermostat
control is turned to the MAX. position
and stays on until the fast freeze
operation is deactivated manually.
Green Indicator
Is turned on when the freezer is
connected to the mains and wil stay
turned on as long as the power is
switched on. The green indicator
does not give any indication of the
temperature inside the freezer.
In these situations the red LED
indicator will continue to be switched
on until the appliance reaches the
preset temperature. If the red LED
indicator is still switched on then wait
for 24 hours before calling service.
Thermostat control
The thermostat control is located on
the indicator light frame.
When you press the fast-freeze switch
or adjust the thermostat control there
may be a short delay before the
compressor starts to operate. This is
normal and not a compressor fault.
Red High Temperature Indicator
After the appliance is turned on for
the first time the indicator is not active
for 12 hours (The red LED indicator is
switched off).
After this period of time the red LED
indicator is switched on in the following
-If the appliance is overloaded with
fresh food
-If the door is left open by mistake.
Freezing food
You can use the appliance for freezing
fresh food as well as for storing prefrozen food.
Please refer to the recommendations
given on the packaging of your food.
• Attention
Do not freeze fizzy drinks, as the
bottle may burst when the liquid in it is
Be careful with frozen products such
as coloured ice-cubes.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity
of your appliance in 24 hours. See the
rating label.
In order to maintain the quality of the
food, the freezing must be effected as
rapidly as possible.
Thus, the freezing capacity will not be
exceeded, and the temperature inside
the freezer will not rise.
It is strongly recommended to keep
the at MAX. position at least 24 hours
to freeze maximum amount of fresh
food declared as freezing capacity.
Take special care not to mix frozen
food and fresh food.
• Attention
Keep the already deep-frozen food
always separated with freshly placed
Making ice cubes
When deep-freezing fresh food, the
cooling compressor will work until the
food is completely frozen. This can
temporarily cause excessive cooling of
the refrigeration compartment.
If you find the freezer door difficult
to open just after you have closed it,
don’t worry. This is due to the pressure
difference which will equalize and allow
the door to open normally after a few
You will hear a vacuum sound just after
closing the door. This is quite normal.
Remember to turn the thermostat
back to its previous position once food
has frozen.
Fill the ice-cube tray 3/4 full with water
and place it in the freezer.
As soon as the water has turned into
ice, you can take out the ice cubes.
Never use sharp objects such as
knives or forks to remove the ice
cubes. There is a risk of injury!
Let the ice cubes slightly thaw instead,
or put the bottom of the tray in hot
water for a short moment.
Fast freeze
If large amounts of fresh food are
going to be frozen, adjust the control
to max. 24 hours before putting
the fresh food in the fast freeze
Defrosting of the appliance
The appliance defrosts automatically.
6 Maintenance and cleaning
** We recommend that you switch
off the appliance at the socket outlet
and pull out the mains plug before
** Any dust that gathers on the
condenser, which is located at the
back of the freezer, should be removed
once a year with a vacuum cleaner.
** Never use any sharp abrasive
instrument, soap, household cleaner,
detergent and wax polish for cleaning.
** Check door seals regularly to ensure
they are clean and free from food
** Use luke warm water to clean the
cabinet of the appliance and wipe it
** Use a damp cloth wrung out
in a solution of one teaspoon of
bicarbonate of soda to one pint of
water to clean the interior and wipe it
** If the freezer is not going to be used
for a long period of time switch it off,
remove all food, clean it as above and
leave the door ajar.
** To remove a drawer, pull it as far as
possible, and then tilt it upwards, and
then pull it out completely.
7 Do's and Don'ts
Do-Check contents of the freezer at
regular intervals.
Do- Clean your freezer regularly.
Do- Keep food for as short a time as
possible and adhere to “Best Before”,
“Use By” dates.
Do-Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given
on the packets that you buy.
Do-Always choose high quality fresh
food and be sure it is thoroughly clean
before you freeze it.
Do-Prepare fresh food for freezing in
small portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do-Wrap all foods in aluminium foil or
freezer quality polythene bags and
make sure any air is excluded.
Do-Wrap frozen food when you buy it
and put it in to the freezer as soon as
Don’t- Exceed the maximum freezing
capacity (16 kg in any 24 hours) when
freezing fresh food.
Don’t- Consume ice-cream and water
ices direct from the freezer. The low
temperature may cause ‘freezer burns’
on lips.
Don’t- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don’t- Try to keep frozen food which
has thawed, it should be eaten within
24 hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don’t- Remove items from the freezer
with wet hands.
Don’t- Close the door before placing
the fast-freeze compartment cover in
its place.
Don’t- Leave frozen food at room
temperature to thaw; the best way to
defrost food is to put it in the fridge
to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid
defrosting food or food juices drip onto
Do-Separate food in the compartments.
other food.
This will enable you to find food quickly and
Don’tRemove the plastic cover on the
avoid excessive door opening therefore
rear wall.
save electricity.
Do-Remove ice cream from the freezer Don’t Damage the pipes on the
10-20 minutes before serving.
Don’t- Leave the door open for long
periods as this will make the freezer
more costly to run.
Don’t- Put hot food into the freezer.
Let it cool down first.
Don’t- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed
cans containing carbonated liquids
into the freezer as they may burst.
Don’t- Store poisonous or dangerous
substances in the Freezer. Your freezer
has been designed for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
If the appliance does not operate when
switched on, check:
• The plug is inserted properly in the
socket and that the power supply is
on. (To check the power supply to the
socket, plug in another appliance)
• The fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch
has been turned off.
• The temperature control has been
set correctly.
• New plug is wired correctly if you
have changed the fitted moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating
after the above checks, please refer
to the section on “How To Obtain
Please ensure that above checks have
been made as a charge will be made if
no fault is found.
Your new Beko product is guaranteed against the cost of breakdown repair for
twelve months from the date of the original purchase.
What is covered?
• Repairs necessary as a result of faulty materials, defective components or
manufacturing defect.
• The cost of functional replacement parts, but excluding consumable items.
• The labour costs of a Beko approved repairer to carry out the repair.
What is not covered?
• Transit, delivery or accidental damage or misuse and abuse.
• Cabinet or appearance parts, including control knobs, flaps, handles or
container lids.
• Accessories or consumable items including but not limited to, ice trays,
scrapers, cutlery baskets, filters and light bulbs.
• Repairs required as a result of unauthorised repair or inexpert installation that
fails to meet the requirements contained in the user instruction book.
• Repairs to products used on commercial or non-residential household
• Loss of frozen food in freezers or fridge/freezers. (Food loss insurance is
often included within your household contents insurance policy, or may be
available separately from your retailer).
Important notes.
• Your Beko product is designed and built for domestic household use only.
• The guarantee will be void if the product is installed or used in commercial
or non-residential domestic household premises.
• The product must be correctly installed, located and operated in accordance
with the instructions contained in the User Instructions Booklet provided.
• Professional installation by a qualified Electrical Domestic Appliance Installer
is recommended for all Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Electric Cookers
• Gas Cookers must only be installed by a Gas Safe (or BORD GAIS) registered
Gas Installer.
• The guarantee is given only within the boundaries of the United Kingdom
and the Republic of Ireland.
• The guarantee is applicable only to new products and is not transferable if
the product is resold.
• Beko disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.
The guarantee does not in anyway diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Please keep your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase in a safe
place; you will need to have it should the product require attention under
You should also complete the details below; it will help us assist you when
requesting service. (The model number is printed on the Instruction Booklet and
the serial number is printed on the Rating Label affixed to the appliance)
Model No:
Serial No:
Date of purchase:
For service under guarantee simply telephone the appropriate number
UK Mainland & Northern Ireland
Fridges & Freezers
Electric Cookers
Gas & Dual Fuel Cookers
Washing Machines
& Dishwashers
0845 6004903
0845 6004902
0845 6004905
0845 6004906
Republic of Ireland
All Refrigeration, All Cookers
Washing Machines & Dishwashers
01 862 3411
Before requesting service please check the trouble-shooting guide in
the Operating Instructions as a charge may be levied where no fault is
found even though your product may still be under guarantee.
Service once the manufacturers guarantee has expired.
If you have purchased an extended guarantee please refer to the instructions
contained within the extended guarantee agreement document. Otherwise
please call the appropriate number above where service can be obtained at a
Should you experience any difficulty in obtaining service please contact the Beko
Customer Help-Line.
Tel: 0845 6004911 e-mail: service@beko.co.uk
BEKO plc
Beko House
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WD18 8UF
Tel: 0845 6004911
Fax: 0845 6004922
e-mail: service@beko.co.uk
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