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Electrolux ERG3093AOW User manual
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
CONTROL PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
DAILY USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
CARE AND CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
WHAT TO DO IF… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
NOISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Thank you for purchasing an Electrolux appliance. You’ve chosen a product that brings with it
decades of professional experience and innovation. Ingenious and stylish, it has been designed
with you in mind. So whenever you use it, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll get great
results every time.
Welcome to Electrolux.
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We recommend the use of original spare parts.
When contacting Service, ensure that you have the following data available.
The information can be found on the rating plate. Model, PNC, Serial Number.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
In the interest of your safety and to ensure
the correct use, before installing and first
using the appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and warnings.
To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all
people using the appliance are thoroughly
familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make
sure that they remain with the appliance if
it is moved or sold, so that everyone using
it through its life will be properly informed
on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep
the precautions of these user's instructions as the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.
1.1 Children and vulnerable
people 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 appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull
the plug out of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance
as you can) and remove the door to
prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic
door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the
door or lid, be sure to make that spring
lock unusable before you discard the
old appliance. This will prevent it from
becoming a death trap for a child.
1.2 General safety
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal
household and similar applications such
– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments;
– farm houses and by clients in hotels,
motels and other residential type environments;
– bed and breakfast type environments;
– catering and similar non-retail applications.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thawing
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are
approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is
contained within the refrigerant circuit of
the appliance, a natural gas with a high
level of environmental compatibility,
which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of
the appliance, be certain that none of
the components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in
which the appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in any way.
Any damage to the cord may cause a
short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
Any electrical component (power
cord, plug, compressor) must be
replaced by a certified service
agent or qualified service personnel to avoid hazard.
Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is
not squashed or damaged by the
back of the appliance. A squashed
or damaged power plug may overheat and cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to
the mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose,
do not insert the power plug. There
is a risk of electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance without the lamp cover (if
foreseen) of interior lighting.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be
taken when moving it.
Do not remove nor touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for household appliances use
only. They are not suitable for household room illumination.
1.3 Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts
in the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid
in the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall. (If
the appliance is Frost Free)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once
it has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks
in the freezer compartment as it creates
pressure on the container, which may
cause it to explode, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.
1.4 Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal
• Do not use sharp objects to remove
frost from the appliance. Use a plastic
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the drain. If the drain is
blocked, water will collect in the bottom
of the appliance.
1.5 Installation
For electrical connection carefully
follow the instructions given in
specific paragraphs.
• Unpack the appliance and check if
there are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged. Report possible damages immediately to
the place you bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours
before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be
around the appliance, lacking this leads
to overheating. To achieve sufficient
ventilation follow the instructions relevant to installation.
• Wherever possible the back of the
product should be against a wall to
avoid touching or catching warm parts
(compressor, condenser) to prevent
possible burn.
• The appliance must not be located
close to radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only (If
a water connection is foreseen).
ozone layer, in either its refrigerant
circuit or insulation materials. The
appliance shall not be discarded
together with the urban refuse and
rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according
to the applicable regulations to
obtain from your local authorities.
Avoid damaging the cooling unit,
especially at the rear near the heat
exchanger. The materials used on
this appliance marked by the symare recyclable.
1.6 Service
• Any electrical work required to do the
servicing of the appliance should be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an
authorized Service Centre, and only
genuine spare parts must be used.
1.7 Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain
gasses which could damage the
1 ON/OFF button
It is possible to change predefined sound
of buttons to a loudly one by pressing together Mode button and Temperature
colder button for some seconds. Change
is reversible.
2 Mode button
3 Display
4 Temperature colder button
5 Temperature warmer button
2.1 Display
Temperature indicator
Door open alarm indicator
After selection of the Mode or the
Temperature button the animations
After selection of the temperature
the animation flashes for a few minutes.
2.2 Switching on
To switch on the appliance do these
Connect the mains plug to the power
2. Press the ON/OFF button if the display is off.
3. If DEMO appears on the display, the
appliance is in demonstration mode.
Refer to "What to do if..." paragraph.
4. The temperature indicators show the
set default temperature.
To select a different set temperature refer
to "Temperature regulation".
2.3 Switching off
To switch off the appliance do these
1. Press the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds.
2. The display switches off.
3. To disconnect the appliance from the
power disconnect the mains plug
from the power socket.
2.4 Temperature regulation
The set temperature of the fridge may be
adjusted by pressing the temperature button.
Set default temperature: +5°C for the
The temperature indicator shows the set
The set temperature will be reached within 24 hours.
After a power failure the set temperature remains stored.
2.5 EcoMode
For optimal food storage select the EcoMode.
To switch on the function:
1. Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears.
The temperature indicator shows the
set temperature:
– for the fridge: +4°C
To switch off the function:
1. Press the Mode button to select another function or nothing.
The function switches off by selecting a different set temperature.
2.6 ShoppingMode
If you need to insert a large amount of
warm food, for example after doing the
grocery shopping, we suggest activating
the ShoppingMode to chill the products
more rapidly and to avoid warming the
other food which is already in the refrigerator.
To switch on the function:
1. Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears.
The ShoppingMode switches off automatically after approximately 6 hours.
To switch off the function before its automatic end:
1. Press the Mode button to select another function or nothing.
The function switches off by selecting a different fridge set temperature.
2.7 Door open alarm
An acoustic alarm will sound if the door is
left open for a few minutes. The door
open alarm conditions are indicated by:
• flashing Alarm indicator
• acoustic buzzer
When normal conditions are restored
(door closed), the alarm will stop.
During the alarm, the buzzer can be
switched off by pressing any button.
3.1 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some
neutral soap so as to remove the typical
smell of a brand-new product, then dry
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage
the finish.
If DEMO appears on the Display, the appliance is in demonstration mode: refer to
“WHAT TO DO IF...” paragraph.
3.2 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the
shelves can be positioned as desired.
For better use of space, the front halfshelves can lie over the rear ones.
3.3 Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of
various sizes, the door shelves can be
placed at different heights.
To make these adjustments proceed as
follow: gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the arrows until it comes free, then
reposition as required.
3.4 Carbon Air Filter
Your appliance is equipped with a carbon
filter behind a flap in the rear wall of the
fridge compartment.
The filter purifies the air from unwanted
odors in the fridge and NATURAFRESH
0°C compartment meaning that the storage quality will be further improved.
During the operation, always keep the air
ventilation flap closed.
3.5 Naturafresh 0°C
In the Naturafresh 0°C compartment the
temperature is controlled automatically. It
stays constantly at about 0°C, no adjustment is necessary.
The constant storage temperature of
about 0°C and the relative humidity of between 45 and 90 % provide optimal conditions for the various kinds of food.
You can therefore store a variety of fresh
food in the Naturafresh 0°C compartment,
where it will last up to 3 times longer with
better quality compared to normal refrigerator compartments. This allows you to
stock more fresh food. Taste, degree of
freshness, quality and nutritional values
(vitamins and minerals) are well preserved.
Loss of weight in vegetables and fruit diminishes. Food yields a higher degree of
nutritional value.
The Naturafresh 0°C compartment is also
suitable for defrosting food.
In this case the thawed food can be stored up to two days.
3.6 Humidity control
Both drawers can be used according to the desired storage conditions
independently of each other with
lower or higher humidity.
Regulation for each drawer is separate and is controlled using the slide
valve at the front of the drawer.
• “Dry“: low air humidity - up to 50
% relative humidity
This humidity level is reached when
both sliders are set into this position
and the ventilation openings are
wide open.
• “Humid“: high relative humidity up to 90%
This humidity level is reached when
both sliders are set in this position
and the ventilation openings are
closed. Humidity is kept and can not
Storage time in the Naturafresh compartment for fresh food
Type of food
Air humidity adjustment
Storage time
up to 5 months
up to 1 month
Large pork cuts
up to 10 days
Beef, venison, small pork
cuts, poultry
up to 7 days
Tomato sauce
up to 4 days
Fish, shellfish, cooked
meat products
up to 3 days
Cooked seafood
up to 2 days
Type of food
Air humidity adjustment
Storage time
Salad, vegetables Carrots, herbs, Brussels
sprouts, celery
up to 1 month
Artichokes, cauliflower,
chicory, iceberg lettuce,
endive, lamb’s lettuce,
lettuce, leeks, radicchio
up to 21 days
Broccoli, Chinese leaves,
kale, cabbage, radishes,
Savoy cabbage
up to 14 days
Peas, kohlrabi
up to 10 days
Spring onions, radishes,
asparagus, spinach
up to 7 days
Fruit 1)
Pears, dates (fresh),
strawberries, peaches 1)
up to 1 month
Plums 1)
rhubarb, gooseberries
up to 21 days
Apples (not sensitive to
cold), quinces
up to 20 days
Apricots, cherries
up to 14 days
Damsons, grapes
up to 10 days
Blackberries, currants
up to 8 days
Figs (fresh)
up to 7 days
Blueberries, raspberries
up to 5 days
1) The riper the fruit, the shorter the storage time
Cakes containing cream and other kinds
of pastry products can be stored in the
Naturafresh 0°C compartment for 2 or 3
Not to be placed in the Naturafresh 0°C
• cold sensitive fruit which have to be
stored at cellar or room temperature
like pineapple, bananas, grapefruit,
melons, mango, papaya, oranges, lemons, kiwi fruit.
• The types of food not mentioned above
should be stored in the refrigerator
compartment (e.g. all sorts of cheese,
cold cuts, etc.)
The level of air humidity in the drawers depends on the content of humidity in the
stored food, vegetable and fruit and on
the frequency of door opening
The Naturafresh 0°C compartment is also
suitable for slow thawing of food. In this
case the thawed food can be stored in
the Naturafresh 0°C compartment for up
to two days.
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• Pay attention to the freshness of the
food, especially on the expiry date.
Quality and freshness influence the
storage time.
• The whole storage cycle time will depend on the preservation conditions
made prior to the final storage in the
• Food, fruit or vegetables should always
be packed or wrapped up before storage.
• Animal food always store packed and
• Food rich in proteins will go bad quicker. This means seafood will spoil before
fish which in turn will spoil before meat.
While storing food in a Naturafresh 0°C
compartment storage time for that kind
of food can be increased by up to three
times as well without loss on quality.
• All food stored in a Naturafresh 0°C
compartment should be taken out of
the drawers roughly 15-30 min before
consumption, particularly fruit and vegetables to be consumed without any
additional cooking process. Allowing
fruit and vegetables to return to room
temperature will improve the texture
and flavour.
3.7 Naturafresh drawers
The humidity is not adjustable.
The wire shelves inside the drawers permit that air can circulate freely and consequently a better conservation of foods.
The compartment has stops to prevent
the drawers from falling out when fully extended.
To remove the drawers (e.g. for cleaning
purposes), pull them out as far as the
stops, lift and remove.
Remove all drawers to store large
quantities of foods.
4.1 Hints for energy saving
4.3 Hints for refrigeration
• Do not open the door frequently or
leave it open longer than absolutely
• If the ambient temperature is high and
the Temperature Regulator is set to low
temperature and the appliance is fully
loaded, the compressor may run continuously, causing frost or ice on the
evaporator. If this happens, set the
Temperature Regulator toward warmer
settings to allow automatic defrosting
and so a saving in electricity consumption.
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags
and place on the glass shelf above the
vegetable drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one or
two days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these
should be covered and may be placed on
any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be
placed in special airtight containers or
wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene
bags to exclude as much air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if
not packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
4.2 Hints for fresh food
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporating
liquids in the refrigerator
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if
it has a strong flavour
• position food so that air can circulate
freely around it
Unplug the appliance before carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.
5.1 Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
• regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free
from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the
Never use detergents, abrasive
powders, highly perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the interior as this will damage the surface and leave a
strong odor.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the
compressor at the back of the appliance
with a brush. This operation will improve
the performance of the appliance and
save electricity consumption.
The lowest shelf, dividing the cooler compartment from the NaturaFresh 0°C compartment can be removed only for cleaning. To remove pull out the shelf straight.
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The cover plates above the drawers in the
compartment can be taken out for cleaning.
To make sure fully functionality of the NaturaFresh 0°C compartment the lowest
shelf and cover plates must be put back
in their original position after cleaning.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this appliance.
For this reason it is recommended that
the outer casing of this appliance is only
cleaned with warm water with a little
washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment
to the mains supply.
Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
5.2 Replacing the carbon filter
The carbon filter helps to reduce the
odors inside the fridge limiting the risk of
unwanted aroma in sensitive food.
To get the best performance the carbon
filter should be changed once every year.
New active air filters can be purchased
from your local dealer.
• The air filter is placed behind the flap
and can be reached by pulling the flap
outward (1)
• pull out of the slot the exhausted air filter.
• insert the new air filter in the slot (2)
• close the flap.
The air filter is a consumable accessory
and as such is not covered by the guarantee.
During the operation, always keep the air
ventilation flap closed.
The air filter should be handled carefully to
prevent its surface from being scratched.
5.3 Defrosting of the refrigerator
Defrosting of the fridge compartment is
The water that forms flows into a recipient
on the compressor and evaporates. This
recipient cannot be removed.
5.4 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
• disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
• remove all food
• defrost (if foreseen) and clean the appliance and all accessories
• leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to check it once in a while to prevent the food inside from spoiling in case
of a power failure.
Before troubleshooting, disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Only a qualified electrician or competent person must do the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.
Possible cause
The appliance is
The appliance is not supported properly
Check if the appliance
stands stable (all the four
feet should be on the floor)
The appliance does
not operate. The
lamp does not operate.
The appliance is switched
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not con- Connect the mains plug to
nected to the mains sock- the mains socket correctly.
et correctly.
The appliance has no
Connect a different electripower. There is no voltage cal appliance to the mains
in the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The lamp does not
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the
The compressor op- The temperature is not set
erates continually.
Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door has been
opened too frequently.
Do not keep the door open
longer than necessary.
The product temperature
is too high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.
The room temperature is
too high.
Decrease the room temperature.
The compressor
This is normal, no error
does not start imhas occurred.
mediately after
pressing the ShoppingMode switch, or
after changing the
The compressor starts after
a period of time.
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Possible cause
Water flows on the
rear plate of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting process, frost defrosts on the rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water flows into the water
Make sure that products do
not touch the rear plate.
Temperature cannot Shopping function switchbe set .
ed on.
Switch off Shopping manually, or wait to set the temperature until the function
has reset automatically. Refer to ShoppingMode .
The temperature in
the appliance is too
Many products are stored
at the same time.
Store less products at the
same time.
The temperature in
the refrigerator is
too high.
There is no cold air circulation in the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold
air circulation in the appliance.
Upper or lower
An error has occurred in
square is shown in
measuring the temperathe temperature dis- ture.
Call your service representative (the cooling system
will continue to keep food
products cold, but temperature adjustment will not be
DEMO appears on
the Display.
Keep pressed approximately 10 sec. the Mode button
since a long sound of buzzer is heard and the Display
shut off for a short while:
appliance start works regularly.
The appliance is in demonstration mode (DEMO).
6.1 Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped with a longlife
LED interior light.
Only service is allowed to replace the
lighting device. Contact your Service Center .
6.2 Closing the door
Clean the door gaskets.
If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the Service
7.1 Positioning
If you are discarding an old appliance that has a lock or catch on
the door, you must ensure that it
is made unusable to prevent
young children being trapped inside.
The appliance shall have the plug
accessible after installation.
Install this appliance at a location where
the ambient temperature corresponds to
the climate class indicated on the rating
plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
7.2 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.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
A Green and Yellow:
C Brown:
E Blue:
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:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and
yellow to the terminal marked either
with the letter “E“ or by the earth
or coloured green and yelsymbol
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter
“N“ or coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to
the terminal either marked with the
“L“ or coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of
wire is present and the cord clamp D
is secure over the outer sheath.
5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on
the appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp
plug fitted B. In the event of having to
change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13
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amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must
be used.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13
amp socket is a serious safety
(shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
7.3 Ventilation requirements
5 cm
The airflow behind the appliance must be
200 cm2
200 cm2
There are some sounds during normal
running (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
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Dimension of the recess
1780 mm
560 mm
550 mm
230-240 V
50 Hz
The technical information are situated in
the rating plate on the internal left side of
the appliance and in the energy label.
Recycle the materials with the symbol
. Put the packaging in applicable
and electronic appliances. Do not dispose
appliances marked with the symbol
containers to recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human
health and to recycle waste of electrical
with the household waste. Return the
product to your local recycling facility or
contact your municipal office.
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