BV12.3A Freezer

BV12.3A Freezer
BV12.3A freezer
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NOTE: This User Instruction Manual contains important
information, including safety & installation points, which will
enable you to get the most out of your appliance. Please keep it
in a safe place so that it is easily available for future refe rence. for
you or any person not familiar with the operation of the appliance.
DD 18/10/06
Environmental note
Important safety information
Specifications of your freezer
Description of the appliance
Using your Baumatic freezer
Before switching on
During first use
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
Control Panel
freezer compartment
Freezing fresh food
Tips on freezing
Making ice cubes
Freezing with Super Freeze
Cleaning and maintenance
Defrosting the
freezer compartment
Electrical connection
Ventilation requirements
Aperture and appliance dimensions
Supplied installation components
Installing your freezer
Reversing the door of your appliance
Baumatic Ltd. Conditions of guarantee
Contact details
Environmental note
Note: Before discarding an old appliance, switch off and
disconnect it from the power supply. Cut off and render any plug
useless. Cut the cable off directly behind the appliance to prevent
misuse. This should be undertaken by a competent person. Disable
the door lock to make sure that children cannot get stuck inside
the appliance.
Important safety information
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Baumatic.
Please make sure that you read this instruction booklet
before attempting to install or use the appliance. If
you are unsure of any of the information contained in
this booklet, please contact the Baumatic Technical
IMPORTANT: Any installation work must be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Use of the appliance
o Your appliance is only designed to be used in the
home. It is suitable for freezing and storing frozen
food. If it is used for any other purpose or it is not
used correctly, then Baumatic Ltd. Will accept no
liability for any damage that may be caused.
o Altering the specification of the appliance must not be attempted
for reasons of safety.
Before using your appliance
o Check the appliance for any signs of transport damage. If you
notice any damage, then you should not connect your appliance
to your mains supply and should contact your retailer.
o Your appliance contains R600a refrigerant, which is a natural gas
that does not contain CFCs that can damage the environment.
However it is a flammable substance, therefore care should be
 During the transportation and installation of the
appliance, make sure that the refrigeration pipework
does not get damaged.
 If it does become damaged then sources of ignition
and open flames should be avoided. Also the room
that the appliance is situated in should be thoroughly
o Do not place any objects on top of the appliance,
as this may damage the table top.
Child safety
o Packaging material should be kept away from
o Children should not be allowed to touch the
controls or play with the appliance.
General safety
o Do not pull on the power supply cable to remove the plug from
your mains supply socket.
o Do not pull out or insert the plug with wet hands.
o Do not attempt to use your appliance outdoors or
any place where it is likely to come into contact
with the elements.
o Before cleaning the appliance or performing
maintenance work, ensure that the appliance has been
disconnected from your mains supply.
o Never allow the back coils of the appliance to come into contact
with the wall surface.
o Always ensure that the location where you are installing your
appliance is free of stored items such as papers and other
flammable materials.
o Never block the ventilation openings of the appliance, either on
the inside or its exterior.
o It is vital to keep your appliance well ventilated,
so that there is proper air flow between the
bottom of the unit and the plinth/kick plate
which it is sitting on.
o Do not place electrical devices inside of the appliance, such as
mixers and electric ice cream makers.
You should not attempt to repair the appliance
yourself, as this could cause injury or a more serious
malfunction. If you require a service call then please
contact the Baumatic Service Department.
Specifications of your freezer
Congratulations on purchasing a Baumatic freezer.
o Fast freeze switch
o Fast freeze indicator light
o Temperature rise warning light
o Adjustable thermostat
o 4 Freezer drawers
o Reversible door
o Adjustable feet
Dimensions of appliance
875 mm
540 mm
545 mm
Dimensions of aperture*
875 mm – 880 mm
560 mm – 570 mm
550 mm
Energy efficiency class
Energy class:
* Please refer to the installation instructions for more specific
information on the size of aperture that you will require.
IMPORTANT: When you install your appliance it is important to bear
in mind its climatic rating.
In order to find out the climatic rating of your appliance, you should
check the rating plate. The rating plate is located on the front left edge
of the inside of the fridge section. You will need to open the door of
your appliance to be able to find it.
The rating plate will indicate the ambient temperature range that your
appliance will function correctly within.
Description of the appliance
Control panel & thermostat control
Freezer flap
Freezer compartment drawer
Freezer compartment bottom drawer
Adjustable feet
Defrost drainage tube
o The top freezer compartment (2) should be used for freezing
fresh food.
o The other drawers (3) and (4) should be used to store food that
is already frozen
o The defrost drainage tube should be used during the defrost
process. (Please refer to the “Defrosting your
Using your Baumatic freezer
Before switching on
o Make sure that it has been installed by a suitably qualified
person, as per the information contained in Baumatic’s
installation instructions.
o After delivery, wait for eight hours before connecting the
appliance to your mains supply. This will allow any refrigerant
gasses that may have been disturbed during the transporta tion
process, are allowed to settle.
o The outside of the appliance and the removable accessories
contained within it, should be cleaned with a solution of liquid
detergent and water.
o The interior of the appliance should be cleaned
with a solution of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in
lukewarm water. The interior and accessories
should be thoroughly dried, after the cleaning
process has been completed.
o There can be an odour when you first switch on the appliance. It
will lessen as the appliance starts to cool.
During first use
o When you first switch on the appliance, the compressor will run
continuously for approximately 24 hours or until the refrigerator
reaches a cool enough temperature.
o During this period of time, you should try not to open the door
frequently or place a large amount of food within the appliance.
o If the unit is switched off or unplugged, you must allow at least 5
minutes before restarting the appliance on the thermostat or
connecting it to your mains supply.
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
You switch on your appliance by connecting it to your mains supply
and setting the thermostat. The thermostat is located on the control
panel, at the top of the freezer.
o The thermostat automatically regulates the temperature inside
the freezer, depending on what number you have turned the
thermostat control knob to.
o Position <0> means that the appliance is switched off and will
not cool.
o Position <1> will give you a higher temperature inside the
o Position <5> will give you a lower temperature inside the
o Ideally the thermostat should be set to a position between <3>
to <4>.
o The freezer section can cool down to -18 degrees centigrade and
o IMPORTANT: The ambient temperature of the room,
the temperature of food and the amount of food that
has been placed in the freezer and how often the door is
opened, will all affect the temperature being maintained
by the appliance.
o On the maximum setting (position <5>), your freezer will work
harder to maintain a lower temperature. There is no need to run
your appliance on this setting for prolonged periods and you
should return the thermostat knob to between <3> to <4>.
Control panel
o Super freeze light- will light up when the super freeze button
has been turned on.
o Power light- will light up as soon as the appliance is connected
to your mains supply.
o Temperature rise warning light- will light up when the
appliance detects a rise in temperature that could affect the
contents of your freezer.
freezer compartment
The freezer compartment is suitable for storing and freezing food.
o The freezer compartment temperature must have already
reached -18 degrees centigrade (or lower) before you attempt to
store food that is already frozen or freezing fresh food.
o The freezer compartment is only able to freeze a certain quantity
of food at one time. You should not attempt to freeze more than
16 kilograms of fresh food within a 24 hour period.
o Preferably the top drawer should be used when freezing fresh
food. Once the food is frozen, you can then transfer the food to
the lower drawers.
o Warm food should be allowed to cool down before you attempt
to freeze it. If you place warm food in the freezer compartment,
then the increased humidity will cause quicker ice formation and
increase the amount of power that the appliance uses.
o The guidance of the food manufacturer should be followed, in
regard to the maximum storage time.
o Thawed foods must not be frozen for a second time.
Freezing fresh food
o To freeze the maximum quantity of fresh food
specified above, you should turn the
thermostat knob to position <5>, 24 hours
prior to attempting freezing.
o For smaller quantities of fresh food, you
should turn the thermostat knob to position
<5>, approximately 6 hours prior to
attempting freezing.
o Alternatively you can use the Super Freeze option (see the
“Freezing with Super Freeze” section of this booklet).
o Fresh food should be packed into airtight containers
or packaging. This will help to make sure that the
food doesn’t dry out or lose its flavour. It will also
ensure that flavour does not transfer from other
o The food should be placed on the
freezer compartment’s base. Do not
allow fresh food to touch items that
are already frozen.
o After 24 hours you should check that
the fresh food is satisfactorily frozen.
If it is then the thermostat should be
turned down to its normal setting
(between <3> and <4>).
Tips on freezing
o Freezer bags, polythene wraps, aluminium foil (extra thick) and
special cans for frozen foods are suitable packaging for storing
frozen goods in.
o Tape, rubber bands or plastic clips are
suitable for sealing bags and wrappings.
o Before sealing a suitable bag, you should
compress the air out of it, as this will help
the food to freeze more easily.
o Flat packages freeze more easily.
o If you are freezing liquid, then do not fill the
container to the brim. Liquids will expand when
being frozen.
o Do not place bottles (glass or tin)
containing liquids (especially sparkling
liquids) into the freezer as they could
cause the bottle to burst during freezing.
Making ice cubes
o Fill the ice cube tray with water and place it in the freezer
o After the water is completely frozen and turned to ice, you can
twist the ice cube tray (as shown in the drawing below) to
dispense the ice.
Freezing with Super Freeze
o Press the Super Freeze button and the freezer will start to run
continuously at its maximum setting.
o The orange Super Freeze light will come on when the Super
Freeze button has been turned on.
o There is no need to adjust the thermostat knob.
o The freezer temperature will decrease and the appliance will get
to its lowest temperature.
o Place the food that is to be frozen inside the freezer, preferably
in the top drawer.
o Once the food is frozen, you should turn off the Super Freeze
o The orange Super Freeze light will go out and your appliance will
return to normal operation. You can then move the frozen food
from the top drawer, into the lower drawers.
Cleaning and maintenance
o Do not clean the appliance by pouring water onto
it or spraying water over it.
o The freezer compartment should be cleaned
periodically, using a solution of bicarbonate of soda
and lukewarm water.
o Clean the accessories separately with soap and water.
Do not clean them in a dishwasher.
o Do not use abrasive products, detergents or soaps.
o After washing the appliance, wipe over the area that you have
cleaned with a damp cloth and then dry it thoroughly.
o When cleaning is complete, dry your hands and then reconnect
the plug to your mains supply.
Defrosting the
freezer compartment
The frost in the freezer compartment should be removed periodically .
You can use a plastic scraper to keep down the amount of frost that
IMPORTANT: The freezer compartment should be defrosted at least
twice a year. The number of times that you need to defrost it, will
depend on the setting of your thermostat and how much food you
freeze and store in the compartment.
o The day before you defrost, turn the thermostat dial to position
<5>, this will make sure that the food contained in the
compartment is frozen properly.
o Whilst defrosting the appliance, the food should be removed
from the compartment and wrapped in several layers of paper
and stored in a cool place. The foods rise in temperature will
shorten its storage life and therefore the food should be used
within a relatively short period of time.
o Set the thermostat knob to position <0> and disconnect the
appliance from your mains supply.
o Leave the door to the freezer compartment open. You can place
a bowl of warm water inside the freezer compartment to speed
up the defrost process.
o Your appliance is fitted with a defrost drainage tube. Therefore
you should pull out the bottom drawer (A) and place it on the
floor in front of the appliance.
o The defrost drainage tube (B) is located on the back wall of the
freezer. It should be placed in the groove at the front of the
o You should check to make sure that the defrost water coming
out of the defrost drainage tube, will flow into the bottom drawer
that you have placed in front of the appliance.
o Take care to ensure that the bottom drawer does not overflow,
the defrost water may need emptying periodically.
o Once all the ice that has built up has melted, then the inside of
the freezer compartment should be dried thoroughly. Failure to
do this will result in immediate ice build when the appliance is
turned back on.
o With dry hands, reconnect your appliance to your mains supply.
Set the thermostat knob to position <5> for a 24 hour period,
before returning it to the normal setting of between <3> and
o You should not attempt to freeze fresh food inside the freezer
compartment until this 24 hour time period has elapsed.
o Do not defrost the appliance with other electrical devices
(e.g. hair dryer). Do not use sharp metal objects to
remove the ice on the freezer, as this could cause damage
to the refrigerant system.
IMPORTANT: Before installation and usage,
read all the instructions and make sure that the
voltage (V) and the frequency (Hz) indicated on
the rating plate are exactly the same as the
voltage and frequency in your home. The rating
plate can be found on the front left edge of the
inside of the refrigerator.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility in the event of the installer
failing to observe all the accident prevention regulations in force,
which are necessary for normal use and the regular operation o f the
electric system.
Electrical connection
We recommend that the appliance is connected by a
qualified electrician, who is a member of the N.I.C.E.I.C.
and who will comply with the I.E.E. and local regulations.
o Your refrigerator comes supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. If in
future you need to change the fuse in this plug, then a 13 amp
ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
o The wiring in the mains lead is coloured as follows:
Green and yellow
o As the colours of the wires in the appliance’s mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your spur box, please proceed as follows:
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked “L”
(live), or coloured red.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked “N”
(neutral), or coloured black.
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
marked “E” (earth), or by the earth symbol, or coloured green
and yellow.
o When the connection is completed, no stray strands or cut wire
should be present. The cord clamp must be secured over the
outer sheath.
o It is advisable that your appliance is only installed in a location
where the ambient temperature of the room, corresponds with
the climate classification that is stated on the rating plate of your
appliance. Your appliance may not function correctly if the
ambient temperature falls outside of the following ranges.
Climate classification Appropriate ambient temperature
+10 to +32 degrees centigrade
+16 to +32 degrees centigrade
o Your appliance should not be located in direct sunlight or
exposed to continuous heat or extremes of temperature (e.g.
next to a radiator or boiler).
o The door should be able to open completely and freely
o The appliance should be situated so you can easily access the
food that is stored in it.
o You should check whether there is an electrical socket available,
which will be accessible after your appliance is installed.
Ventilation requirements
1) Your appliance requires ventilation. The minimum amount of
ventilation that it requires is shown in figure 1.
Aperture and appliance dimensions
2) Figure 2 shows the aperture size that you will need to be able to
install your appliance.
o The appliance must be stood on a level floor. You can use the
leveling feet to take into account any minor unevenness in
the floor.
Supplied installation components
Top fixing bar
Sealing strip
Door slider
Door guide
Fixing screws (Ø4 x 17)
Fixing screws (Ø4.2 x 9.5)
Installing your freezer
If you need the appliance door to open from the
other side, then please reverse the door before
commencing the installation process. (See Reversing
the door section).
4) Insert the top fixing bar
(a) into the slot on the top
of the appliance. Use the
Ø4.2 x 9.5 fixing screws (f)
to fit the fixing bar to the
top of the appliance.
o Pass the power
cable through to
the back of the
aperture. This will
allow the
appliance to be
easily plugged in,
once you have
completed the rest
of the installation.
5) Cut the sealing strip so that is the
same height as the height of the
o Stick the sealing strip onto the
side of the aperture that the
appliance door will open from.
o Carefully lift the appliance and
place it into the aperture of the
kitchen unit that you are
installing it into.
o Slide the appliance over to the
far left of the aperture, unless
you have reversed the door. In
which case you should slide the
appliance over to the far right of the aperture.
6) Align the front feet of the appliance, with the front edge of the
kitchen unit.
Fix the front feet into position using the Ø4 x 17 fixing screws (e).
7) Screw the top fixing bar to the underneath of the kitchen unit using
the Ø4 x 17 fixing screws (e).
8a) Fit the door guides (d) to the appliance door but do not secure
them at this stage.
o Open the furniture door and the appliance door to their fullest
positions. Both of the doors should still be in contact with each
o Using a pencil, mark where the edge of the appliance door meets
with the furniture door.
o From the edge of the furniture door, using a pencil you should
mark a distance, which is the thickness of the cabinet wall + 10
mm. This is where the edge of the door slide (c) should be
placed, in line with the door guide (d).
o Fix the door slide (c) to the furniture door using the Ø4 x 17
fixing screws (e). The outer edge of the door slide should be
placed on the second pencil mark that you made and in line with
the door guide.
8b) Insert the door guides (d) into the door slides (c) and using the
Ø4.2 x 9.5 fixing screws (f), secure the door guides (d) to the
appliance door, through the predrilled hole.
o Close the furniture door and appliance door until they are almost
fully shut. In this position the door guide (d) should not come
past the outer edge of the door slide (c). If it does, then your
door slide is too close to the edge of your furniture door and
should be moved further in.
Reversing the door of your appliance
Caution! After unscrewing any of the fixing
hinges, hold the door to prevent it from falling
and causing damage.
Any parts that you remove from the appliance whilst
reversing the door, should be retained for later use.
o WHILST SUPPORTING THE DOOR. Unscrew the upper hinge
o On the bottom side of
the door unscrew the
swing stopper screws
and remove the stopper
(A). Fix the attached
stopper with its bearing
on the opposite side of
the door.
o Unscrew the forced door
closure system (B) and
fix it to the opposite side
of the door (certain
models only).
o Remove the door from the bottom hinge.
o Unscrew the leg holder fixing screws.
o Tilt the appliance backward at a
maximum angle of 35° Unscrew the
leg support screws (C) - left and right,
and remove the leg support cover (D).
Then place it on the opposite side.
Unscrew, remove and then replace
the position of the end switch (E) and
decorative peg (F) (for models with
forced door closing system).
o Unscrew the three screws fixing the
bottom hinge and then fix the bottom
hinge on the opposite side.
o To fit the door on the opposite side of
the freezer proceed with the above procedure in reverse.
IMPORTANT: If your freezer appears not to be
operating properly, before contacting the Baumatic
Service Department, please refer to the checklist
My freezer does not appear to be working/there is no
power to my appliance.
o Check that the plug is fully inserted into the power socket.
o Check that there is power to your mains supply (e.g. that there
hasn’t been a power cut or that the fuse hasn’t blown).
o Check that the thermostat inside the appliance has not been
turned to the off position.
o Check that your mains supply voltage, corresponds to the
voltage stated on the rating plate of your appliance.
My freezer appears to be performing poorly
o Check that the appliance isn’t overloaded and that food hasn’t
been packed too tightly into it.
o The thermostat setting is too low, you should turn the
thermostat up higher.
o Ensure that the door is closing properly and that the door has
not been opened for a prolonged period in error.
o Ensure that there is adequate ventilation for your appliance.
My freezer is noisy
o The refrigerant gas that circulates the pipework in the appliance
may make a slight noise, even if the compressor is not running.
o If the noise worsens or the appliance gets louder than normal;
check that it is leveled off correctly, that nothing is touching the
rear of the fridge and that nothing placed inside the appliance is
Ice has quickly formed on the inner back wall of my
o Check that food has not been pushed too far back inside
the appliance, so that it is in contact with the inner back
Baumatic Ltd. Conditions of Guarantee
Dear Customer,
Your new Baumatic appliance comes complete with a free 12 month guarantee covering both part s and
labour costs resulting from defective materials or workmanship.
Baumatic also gives you the opportunity to automatically extend the guarantee period for a further 12
months at no extra cost, giving an initial guarantee period of 24 months. The extended guarantee period
applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only.
To qualify for your full 24 months guarantee you must register your appliance within 28 days of purchase
to be covered under this guarantee. This can be done online via: or through returning
the guarantee card which can be found in each new Baumatic appliance.
* In addition, your appliance is covered by a 5 year parts warranty. Baumatic Ltd will provide free of
charge the parts required to repair the appliance, only if they are fitted by a Baumatic engineer, for any
defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship within a period of 5 years from the original
purchase date.
* An additional 1 to 3 year insurance scheme for labour is available should you wish to extend the
warranty period.
Should any person other than an authorised representative of Baumatic Ltd interfere with the appliance, the
policy is negated and Baumatic Ltd will be under no further liability.
The guarantee covers the appliance for normal domestic use only, unless otherwise stated.
Any claims made under the terms of the guarantee must be supported by the original invoice/bill of sale
issued at the time of purchase.
This guarantee is transferable only with the written consent of Baumatic Ltd.
If the appliance fails and is considered either not repairable or uneconomical to repair during the
manufacturer warranty period, a free of charge replacement will not be offered.
The guarantee for any replacement will only be for the remainder of the guarantee on the original product
The guarantee does not cover:
- Sinks and taps
- Failure to comply with the manufacturers instructions for use.
- The replacement of cosmetic components of accessories
- Accidental damage or wilful abuse.
- Subsequent loss or damage owing to the failure of the appliance or electrical supply
- Incorrect installation
- Losses caused by Acts of God, civil war, failure to obtain spare parts, strikes or lockouts
- Filters, fuses, light bulbs, external hoses, damage to bodywork, paintwork, plastic items, covers,
baskets, trays, shelves, burner bases, burner caps, decals, corrosion, rubber seals.
In the course of the work carried out it may be necessary to remove the appliance from it operating
position. Whilst all reasonable care will be taken, Baumatic Ltd cannot accept responsibility for damage
sustained to any property whatsoever in this process.
This guarantee is in addition to and does not diminish your statutory or legal rights.
Contacting Baumatic Ltd
TEL: 0118 933 6900
TEL: 0118 933 6911
TEL: 0118 933 6922
FAX: 0118 931 0035
FAX: 0118 986 9124
FAX: 0118 933 6942
For ROI (Republic of Ireland), please contact one of the numbers below:
TEL: 01 – 6266798
FAX: 01 - 6266634
0118 933 6933
0118 933 6942
Thanks you for buying Baumatic.
* Applies to UK, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland only (Republic of Ireland has 1 year labour & 1 year parts warranty only)
Baumatic Ltd
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Baumatic Ltd.
Baumatic Buildings,
6 Bennet Road,
RG2 0QX, United Kingdom
Sales Telephone
+44 118 933 6900
Sales Fax
+44 118 931 0035
Service Telephone
+44 118 933 6911
Service Fax
+44 118 986 9124
Spares Telephone
+44 118 933 6922
Technical / Advice Telephone
+44 118 933 6933
[email protected]
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