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EU 1241 T
A/E/14. (03.)
This instruction book contains safety precautions, information on use and helpful hints and tips.
To ensure you use this appliance effectively and safely, please read this instruction book carefully
before installing or using this appliance and retain for future reference.
The symbols below help you to find things more easily:
Safety precautions
Warnings and Safety information
Hints, useful information
Environmental information
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all
before installing or using this appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure
about any of the meanings or these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
Prior to installation
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstances should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance
and disconnect from the electrical supply.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this product in any way.
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is
damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available
from your local Service Force Centre.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Whenever possible, the back of the appliance should
be close to a wall, but leaving the required distance
for ventilation, as stated in the installation instructions.
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
This product should be serviced by an
authorised engineer and only genuine spare
parts should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact your local
Service Force Centre.
Child Safety
Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the product.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging
material away from children!
During Use
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is
not intended for commercial or industrial use.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak
at low temperatures. Do not store any containers
with flammable materials, such as spray cans, fire
extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the freezer.
Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer.
Ice lollies can cause 'frost/freezer burns' if
consumed straight from the freezer.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions
or frost/freezer burns.
Bottles and cans must not be placed int the freezer
they can burst when the contents freeze.
Manufacturers' recommended storage times should
be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
At the end of the Appliance Life
When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Safety precautions for isobutane
The refrigerant isobutane (R 600a) is contained
within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a
natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance
enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
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.
The Appliance and the Environment
This appliance does not contain gases which
could damage the ozone layer.
Avoid damaging the cooling unit.
The packaging used on this appliance marked with
symbol is recyclable.
Keep this instruction book for future
reference and ensure it is passed on to
any new owner.
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Guide to use the instruction book
Technical Specifications
Important Safety Information
Instructions for the User
General Information
Description of the Appliance
Installing the Appliance
Transportation, Unpacking
Ventilation Requirements
Indicator Lights
Fast Freeze Facility
Basket Storage
Freezer Tray
Door Reversal
Electrical Connection
Using the Appliance
Before Use
To Start the Appliance
Thermostat Control
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Making Ice Cubes
Hints and Tips
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal cleaning
External cleaning
When the appliance is not in use
Something Not Working
Service and Spare Parts
Customer Care Department
Guarantee Conditions
General information
This appliance is designed for the freezing and
storage of frozen food in a domestic home.
To ensure correct operation, the appliance should
be located where the ambient temperature is
between 16-32 °C.
Description of the Appliance
1. Freezing tray (with 1 ice tray)
6. Defrost water outlet
2. Freezing compartment
7. Adjustable feet
3. Storing compartments (wire baskets)
8. Door gasket
4. Rating Plate
9. Thermostat
5. Control Panel
10. Air grid
a) Green Indicator Light
11. Condenser
b) Red Indicator Light
12. Air circulation
c) Yellow Indicator Light
13. Compressor
d) Fast Freeze Switch (continuous operation)
e) Thermostat control
Indicator Lights
The indicator lights are situated in the control panel.
a.) Green Indicator Light
When the appliance is switched on at the mains the
green indicator light will glow and continue to glow
until the appliance is switched off at the mains.
b.) Red Indicator Light
A few hours after starting up the red indicator light
will go out to show that the correct temperature has
been reached for the setting chosen and will stay
out to indicate that everything is in order.
It will come on if the freezer temperature rises
unduly for instance, after opening the freezer door
or placing food inside the cabinet, but the light
should go out again when the temperature returns
to the correct storage level.
c.) Yellow Indicator Light - (Fast Freeze)
With the fast freeze on the Yellow Indicator Light
will come on and stay on as a reminder.
d.) Fast Freeze Facility
To operate the Fast Freeze Facility slide the Switch
to the right hand position.
e.) Thermostat Control
This is for setting and changing the temperature
inside the appliance.
Basket Storage
Frozen food should be stored in the two lower baskets
and the top compartment used for fast freezing.
Freezer Tray
The freezer tray is particularly suitable for open
freezing, for example strawberries, raspberries etc.
Using the Appliance
Before Use
Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash
inside the appliance with lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0,5 litre of water). Do not
use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products, wax
polishes or products containing alcohol.
F To Start the Appliance
1. Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hrs after
2. Plug in the appliance and switch on at the mains
3. Slide the 'fast freeze' switch to the right (yellow
indicator light will illuminate) and leave to run for 4
hours to allow the correct temperature to be
reached before placing food inside.
4. The red indicator light will also illuminate until the
correct temperature is reached.
5. When the appliance has reached the set
temperature and the red indicator light has gone
out slide the 'fast freeze' switch back to the left.
Thermostat Control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by the
thermostat situated on the control panel.
0 = Off
Turning the thermostat clockwise makes the
temperature progressively colder.
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is
frozen quickly and that the food already in the freezer
is heated as little as possible.
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
1. Slide the fast freeze switch (d) to the right 6-24
hours before placing the fresh food in the freezer,
the yellow light will illuminate. The compressor will
now run continuously, to ensure that the fresh food
is frozen as quickly as possible.
2. Place the food in the freezing compartment and
leave the 'fast freeze' switch on for a further 24
3. After 24 hours, slide the 'fast freeze' switch back to
the left (the yellow light will go out) and transfer the
food to the storing compartments. The freezer will
return to normal storage temperature.
If the 'fast freeze' switch is accidentally left on,
the freezer will not be damaged, but energy
will be wasted.
Frozen Food Storage
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least 4 hours with the 'fast freeze'
switch on before storing frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
Do not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than is necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause a low temperature skin
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer
will not be affected if the power cut is short and the
freezer is full. Do not open the lid. Should the food
begin to thaw it must be consumed quickly and
must not be re-frozen. (See Hints and Tips)
Deep frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in a fridge or at room temperature,
depending on the time available. Small food items may
even be cooked from frozen, in this case cooking will
take longer.
Any frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible, or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has not
been completely defrosted it can be cooked and then
Defrosted cooked food must never be
F To Make Ice Cubes
1. Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water,
place in the freezing compartment and leave to
2. To remove the cubes twist the tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen
to the freezer compartment by using
pointed or sharp edged objects.
Hints & Tips
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container
is advisable. When you arrive home, place the
frozen food in the freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow
air to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated
and labelled and used in date order to ensure
that food is consumed at its best.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty
food, salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium
freezing bags or foil so that they adhere to the
food and provide an airtight seal.
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could
indicate that the product has not been kept at a
suitable temperature and that it may have lost its
original quality. Partially thawed food must not be
refrozen, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage times indicated by the
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room
and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before
placing them in the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to the
Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods
or opening the door too frequently as warm air will
enter the cabinet and cause the compressor to
switch on unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the
door from closing properly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen foods, keep the door closed. If the
temperature within your freezer should rise, do not
refreeze the food without checking its condition.
The following guidelines should assist you:
Ice Cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be refrozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: Should be cooked and can then be
refrozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: Should also be cooked and refrozen as a
fresh dish.
Maint enance & Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is
carried out you must DISCONNECT the
appliance from the electricity supply.
Internal Cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water).
When the Appliance is not in
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all
foods and clean the appliance, leaving the door
open to prevent unpleasant smells.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as these will
damage the surface and leave a strong
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grille)
and the compressor at the back of the appliance with
a brush or vacuum cleaner, as an accumulation of dust
will affect the performance of the appliance and cause
excessive electricity consumption.
The freezer compartment will become
progressively covered with frost. This should be
removed with the special plastic scraper provided
whenever the thickness of frost exceeds 6 mm
During this operation it is not necessary to switch
off the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried
out and it is advisable to perform this operation
when the appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting:
1. Disconnect the appliance from the electrical
supply. If the plug is inaccessible turn the
thermostat control knob to „0“.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap in several layers of
newspaper and store in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open.
4. Carefully draw the plastic drain spout out of the
lower part of the appliance according to the
direction of the arrow and place a tray of a suitable
size in the position shown.
5. During defrosting, push the defrost water
towards the edge of the cooling plates using a
dry cloth or a sponge. It will be collected at the
bottom of the appliance, from where it can be
diverted into the tray and then disposed of.
6. To accelerate the defrosting process place a
bowl of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer
and close the door.
7. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly, replace the drain spout and close
the door.
8. Turn the thermostat control knob back to a
medium setting and leave to run for at least 4
hours with the 'fast freeze' switch on.
9. Replace the previously removed food.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their safe storage
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as this could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
Something Not Working
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local
Electrolux Service Force Centre.
No power to the
The temperature in the
appliance is too high
Possible Cause
No power at the socket.
There is a power cut.
The fuse has blown.
Thermostat control is set at „0“.
The appliance is located in an unsuitable position.
The thermostat control is set too low.
The temperature in the
appliance is too low
Excessive frost and ice
has built up
The appliance is noisy.
The thermostat control is set too high.
The door has been left open.
Something is obstructing the door.
The door gasket is dirty.
The appliance is not level.
If after the above checks your appliance still does not
operate correctly, contact your local Electrolux
Service Force Centre.
Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof
of purchase for any in-guarantee service calls.
Check there is power at the socket.
Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
Check the fuse has not blown.
Check the thermostat setting.
Check the ambient temperature is within the
appliances operating limits of 16 °C to 32 °C.
Check that the thermostat control knob is turned to
the correct setting relative to ambient conditions.
Set the thermostat control knob to a lower
Check the door has not been left open.
Check nothing is preventing the door from closing.
Check the door gasket is intact and clean.
Check if the appliance stands stable (all four feet
should be on the floor).
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the
above checks have been made, as the
engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a
mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Ser vice and Spar e P ar ts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if
you wish to purchase spare parts please contact your
local Electrolux Service Force Centre by telephoning:
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading
„Something Not Working?“.
0870 5 929929
When you contact the Service Centre you will need
to give the following details:
Your call will be routed the Service Force Centre
covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre
and further information about Service Force, please
visit the website at www.serviceforce.co.uk
For service in the Republic of Ireland contact
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Telephone: 01 4090752.
Cus t omer Car e Depar tment
For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux appliance or for further information on Electrolux products,
you are invited to contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone the address below or visit our
website at www.electrolux.co.uk:
Customer Care Department
55-77 High Street
Tel: 08705 950950 calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
Guar ant ee Conditions
We Electrolux undertake that if within 12 months of the
date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any
part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of
faulty workmanship or materials, the company will, at
our option repair or replace the same FREE OF
CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition
The appliance has been correctly installed and
used only on the electrical supply stated on the
rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic
purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained,
repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
person not authorised by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Electrolux Service Force Centre
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become the Company's property.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm
Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside
these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
This Guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light
bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance
improperly installed or calls to appliances outside
the United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial
environment, plus those which are the subject of
rental agreements.
Products of Electrolux manufacture which are
not marketed by Electrolux.
The guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
legal rights.
If you should move to another country within
Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your
new home subject to the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first
purchased your product.
The guarantee is for the same period and to the
same extent for labour and parts as exists in the
new country of use for this brand or range of
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be
transferred to another user.
Your new home is within the European
Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
The product is installed and used in accordance
with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i.e. a normal household.
The product is installed taking into account
regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest
Customer Care Centre, listed below, to give them
details of your new home. They will then ensure that
the local Service Organisation is aware of your
move and able to look after you and your
+33 (0) 3 44 62 20 13
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
+39 (0) 800 117511
+46 (0) 20 78 77 50
+44 (0) 1753 219898
+353 (0) 1 40 90 752
Ins tr uctions f or the Ins t aller
Technical Specifications
Gross capacity (l)
Net capacity (l)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Depth (mm)
Energy consumption
Energy class, according to EU Standards
Freezing capacity (kg/24h)
Rising time (h)
Rated power (W)
Weight (kg)
EU 1241 T
Installing the appliance
Transportation, unpacking
The appliance should be positioned in a well
ventilated, dry room.
The appliance and the interior fitting are protected for
Remove all packaging and any adhesive tape.
Any remnants of adhesive can be removed using
white spirit.
After transportation the appliance must not be
switched on for 2 hours. This is to allow the
refrigerant to settle.
Clean the accessories and the inside of the appliance
with warm water and bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0.5
litres of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or
cleaning products containing bleach or alcohol.
Energy use is affected by the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore:
not be installed next to radiators, cookers or
other sources of heat
only be installed at a location where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
classification, for which the appliance is
The climate classification can be found on the
serial plate.
The following table shows which ambient
temperature is correct for each climate
Climate Classification Ambient Temperature
+10 to +32 °C
+16 to +32 °C
+18 to +38 °C
Ventilation Requirements
The appliance must have adequate ventilation to
ensure correct operation.
Diagram shows the ventilation requirements when
A* Under a worktop, or cupboard.
* The clearance space of 10 cm above the appliance
may be reduced to 5 cm providing a clearance
space 2.5 cm is left on either side of the appliance.
B When freestanding
The appliance must be level. Level the appliance by
adjusting the two adjustable feet (1) at the front of the
If required the washer (2) can be removed.
Door Reversal
If required the opening direction of the door can be
changed as follows:
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity
Tilt the appliance backwards, resting the top edge
of the appliance on a stool or something similar.
Unscrew the adjustable feet situated on both sides
at the front (2 pieces). Remove the lower door
hinge plate by unscrewing the 3 retaining screws.
Remove the hinge pin from the bottom of the door.
Slot the hinge pin into the hole in the hinge plate.
Take the door off.
Refit the upper hinge pin into the opposite location.
Fit the door in place on the hinge pin.
Slot the hinge pin into the hole in the hinge plate
and relocate the hinge assembly to the opposite
location and refit using the retaining screws.
Refit the bottom hinge plate assembly on the
opposite side, taking care that the edge of the door
is parallel with the side of the cabinet.
To reverse the handle proceed as follows:
Remove screw covers (if fitted) and handle retaining
screws. Remove blanking plugs on the opposite
Relocate the handle to the opposite side and refit
retaining screws (covers if fitted), and replace the
blanking plugs.
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or competent person.
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability should
these safety measures not be observed.
Electrical Requirements
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In
the event of having to change the fuse in the plug
supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse
must be used. Should the plug need to be replaced
for any reason. The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow:
The wire coloured green and yellow must be
connected to the terminal marked with the letter „E“ or
by the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal „N“ or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal marked „L“ or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray
strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be
secure over the outer sheath.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directives:
73/23 EEC of 19.02.73 (Low Voltage Directive)
and subsequent modifications,
89/336 EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
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