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Instructions for use
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Manual de utilização
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Instructions for use
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• Your new appliance is designed exclusively for
domestic use.
For best use of your appliance, carefully read
the user handbook which contains a
description of the appliance and advice on
storing and preserving food.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
it is undamaged and that the doors close
correctly. Any damage must be reported to the
dealer within 24 hours of delivery of the
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on, to ensure that the refrigerant
circuit is fully efficient.
3. Installation and the electrical connection must
be carried out by a qualified technician,
according to the manufacturer's instructions
and local safety regulations.
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
1. Packaging
The packaging material is 100% recyclable and
carries the recycling symbol. For disposal,
comply with the local regulations. Keep packing
materials (plastic bags, polystyrene parts, etc.)
out of the reach of children, as they are a
potential source of danger.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked according to the European
directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring that this appliance is disposed of
correctly, you are helping to prevent potentially
damaging consequences for the environment
and for human health.
The symbol
on the appliance, or on the
accompanying documents, indicates that this
appliance should not be treated as domestic
waste but must be taken to a special collection
centre for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable
by cutting off the power cable and removing the
doors and shelves so that children cannot easily
climb inside and become trapped.
Scrap the appliance in compliance with local
regulations on waste disposal, taking it to a
special collection centre; do not leave the
appliance unattended even for a few days, since
it is a potential source of danger for children. For
further information on the treatment, recovery
and recycling of this product, contact your
competent local office, the household waste
collection service or the shop where you
purchased the appliance.
This appliance does not contain CFCs.
The refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFCs) or
R600a (HCs), see the rating plate inside the
Appliances with isobutane (R600a): Isobutane is
a natural gas without environmental impact but
is flammable. Therefore, make sure the
refrigerant circuit pipes are not damaged.
This product contains Fluorinated Greenhouse
Gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol, the
refrigerant gas being in a hermetically sealed
Refrigerant gas: R134a has a Global Warming
Potential (GWP) 1300.
Declaration of conformity
• This product has been designed for preserving
food and is manufactured in compliance with
Regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
• This product has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- the safety objectives prescribed in the Low
Voltage Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaced
Directive 73/23/CEE as amended).
- the protection requirements of the “EMC”
89/336/CEE directive, amended by Directive
• Electrical safety of the appliance can only be
guaranteed if it is correctly connected to an
approved earthing system.
• During installation, make sure the appliance
does not damage the power cable.
• Make sure the appliance is not placed near a
heat source.
• To guarantee adequate ventilation, leave a
space on both sides and above the appliance
and follow the installation instructions.
• Keep the appliance ventilation openings free.
• Power cable modification or replacement
must only be carried out by qualified
• It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance from the power supply by
unplugging it or by means of a mains two-pole
switch installed upstream of the socket.
• Make sure the voltage specified on the rating
plate corresponds to that of your home
• For the water connection, use the pipe
supplied with the new appliance; do not reuse
the one from the previous appliance.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in a place
suitable for its size and use.
• The appliance must be handled and installed
by two or more persons.
• Be careful not to damage the floors when you
move the appliance (e.g. parquet flooring).
• Do not use single/multiple adapters or
extension cords.
• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated
place. The appliance has been configured for
operation in places where the temperature
falls within the following ranges, and within
the climatic class given on the rating plate. The
appliance may not work properly if it is left for
a long time at a temperature outside the
specified range.
Climatic Class
Amb. temp.
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 16 to 38
From 16 to 43
Amb. temp.
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 61 to 100
From 61 to 110
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids
or gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical
appliances. The vapours may cause fire or
• Do not use mechanical, electric or chemical
means other than those recommended by the
Manufacturer to speed up the defrost
• Do not damage the appliance refrigerant
circuit pipes.
• Do not use or place electrical appliances
inside the product if they are not of the type
expressly authorised by the Manufacturer.
• 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 don't
play with the appliance.
• This appliance is not designed for use by
young children or the infirm without
• To avoid the risk of children becoming
trapped and suffocating, do not allow them to
play or hide inside the appliance.
• Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of
the ice packs (where provided).
• Use the refrigerator compartment to store
fresh food only and the freezer compartment
to store frozen food, to freeze fresh food, and
to make ice cubes only.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in
the freezer since they may burst.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer since they
may cause cold burns.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or
cleaning, unplug the appliance or disconnect it
from the power supply.
• All appliances equipped with an ice-maker and
water dispenser must be connected to a water
supply that only delivers drinking water (with
mains water pressure of between 0.17 and
0.81 Mpascals (1.7 and 8.1 bar)). Ice-makers
and/or water dispensers not directly
connected to the water supply must be filled
with drinking water only.
• The Manufacturer declines any liability if
the above advice and precautions are not
The freezer can be used for storing already frozen food and
for freezing fresh food.
Switching on the freezer for the first time
• There is no need to set the freezer temperature on the
thermostat because the appliance is already factory set.
• Plug in the appliance.
• The alarm signal activates, indicating that the freezer has not yet
reached a sufficiently cold temperature for storage of foodstuffs.
• Only place food in the freezer once the alarm signal has
deactivated (for further details, see the enclosed product
Temperature Adjustment
For temperature adjustment, see the enclosed product sheet.
Ambient air temperature, the frequency of door opening and the
position of the appliance can affect the freezer internal
Take these factors into consideration when setting the thermostat
“6th Sense” function
The 6th Sense function, if present, is automatically activated in the
following cases:
Door opening
The function activates when door opening causes the internal
temperature to increase to values that do not ensure safe storage
of food and remains active until optimal storage conditions have
been restored.
Placing fresh food in the freezer
The function activates when fresh food is placed in the freezer and
remains active until optimal freezing conditions are reached so as
to ensure the best freezing quality with the lowest power
NOTE: Besides the quantity of food loaded into the freezer,
ambient temperature and the quantity of food already inside the
freezer affect the duration of the 6th Sense function. Therefore
significant duration variations are quite normal.
The amount of fresh food (in kg) that can be frozen in 24
hours is indicated on the appliance data plate.
For optimum appliance performance, press the fast freeze button
(until the yellow LED lights up) 24 hours before placing fresh food
in the freezer.
After placing fresh food in the freezer, 24 hours on fast freeze
function is generally sufficient; After 24 hours, deactivate the fast
freeze function
In order to save energy, when freezing small amounts of food, the
fast freeze function can be deactivated after a few hours.
If the 6th Sense function is present, appliance operation is
controlled automatically and no operation is required (see chapter
“6th Sense” function)
Tips for freezing and storing fresh food.
• Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in:
aluminium foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic bags,
polythene containers with lids or freezer containers suitable for
freezing fresh food.
• Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in order to
obtain high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be frozen as soon as
they are picked to maintain the full original nutritional value,
consistency, colour and flavour.
Some meat, especially game, should be hung before it is frozen.
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the freezer.
• Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately. Do not
refreeze unless the food is cooked after it has thawed. Once
cooked, the thawed food can be refrozen.
Freezing and storing fresh food
• Place foods to be frozen in the baskets.
• Place the ice packs (if supplied) above the food stored in the top
• In models with ice packs, in the event of a power failure, place
the ice pack/s above the food stored in the top compartment, in
order to optimise the rising time and therefore maintain correct
food preservation.
The table alongside shows the recommended maximum
storage time for frozen fresh foods.
Declared performance refers to appliance operation
without ice packs, with the exception of the rising time.
Classification of frozen foods
Put the frozen products into the freezer and classify them.
The storage date should be indicated on the packs, to allow use
within expiry dates.
Advice for storing frozen food
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen food in
damaged packaging may have deteriorated). If the package is
swollen or has damp patches, it may not have been stored under
optimal conditions and defrosting may have already begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last and
transport the products in a thermally insulated cool bag.
• Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately in the
• If food has defrosted even partially, do not re-freeze it.
Consume within 24 hours.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the minimum.
Respect the best-before date on the package.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
Removing the baskets
• Pull the baskets out fully, then lift them up slightly in order to
Drawers (except the bottom drawer) may be removed in order to
obtain increased storage space (Fig. 1)
Ensure that the load does not exceed the limit (if present)
indicated on the side walls of the appliance.
Please follow the storage times given on the frozen food
Fig. 1
Making ice cubes
• Fill the ice cube tray 2/3 full and place it in the special freezer
• Do not use sharp or pointed instruments to detach the tray if it
is stuck to the bottom of the freezer.
• Bend the ice tray slightly to remove the cubes.
The freezer door will not re-open easily immediately after closing
(except for the models with specific valve).
Wait a few minutes before opening again in order to allow for
compensation of the vacuum created.
Intelligent ice system with feeder
Some models are equipped with an ice system including a feeder,
ice cube trays with removal device and ice bin. Thanks to this
system, it is easy to fill the ice cube trays with water, remove the
ice cubes and store them.
The feeder allows you to easily fill the trays with water without
having to remove them from the freezer and without spilling water
on the kitchen floor.
Filling the trays with water:
• before filling the trays, clean them as described in the cleaning
• To remove the feeder, pull it towards you.
• Fill the feeder with water without resting it on a surface, then
refit it on its support. The water will automatically fill the ice
cube trays.
• Wait for a few hours for the ice to be ready, then turn the knobs
to extract the ice cubes. The ice cubes will fall directly into the
ice bin.
• make sure there are no ice cubes in the tray before refitting the
• Before refitting the feeder, make sure there is no ice on the
springs; if there is, remove it under running water.
• The removable parts of the ice system may be taken out in
order to obtain increased storage space.
Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug
the appliance from the mains or disconnect the
electrical power supply.
For electronic models, first press the on/off
button and then unplug the the appliance.
Periodically clean the condenser at the rear of the appliance
with a vacuum cleaner or brush.
Periodically clean the inside of the compartment with a
sponge dampened in warm water and/or neutral detergent.
Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive products
Long vacation
• Empty the freezer.
• Disconnect the freezer from the mains power supply.
• Defrost and clean.
Leave the door open to prevent formation of
unpleasant odours and to eliminate any dampness
Note: for electronic models, first insert the power plug
into the mains socket and then press the on/off button
to switch on the appliance.
When you hear these noises
..your appliance is alive!!!
The appliance is no working.
Is there a power failure?
Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
Is the double-pole switch on?
Do the household electrical system protection
devices work correctly?
• Is the power cord damaged?
2. Excessive frost build-up.
•Has the defrost water drain been positioned
•Is the door shut properly?
3. The yellow, red and green LEDs do not
light up. Perform the checks for point
1, and then:
•Contact After Sales Service.
• The front edge of the appliance may be hot.
This prevents the formation of condensation
and is not a defect.
• Gurgling and hissing noises due to
expansion in the refrigerant circuit are
Before contacting After Sales Service:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself with
the help of the Troubleshooting guide.
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If it has not,
disconnect the appliance from the power
supply and wait for about an hour before
switching on again.
3. If the problem persists after this course of
action, contact After-sales Service.
•the nature of the fault,
•the model,
•the Service number (the number after the
word SERVICE on the rating plate on the
inside of the appliance),
•your full address,
•your telephone number and area code.
The direction of door opening can be changed.
If this operation is performed by After-sales
Service it is not covered by the warranty.
The door cannot be reversed on models with
front handle.
• Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a hot place, near heat sources (radiators,
cookers) or direct exposure to the sun will increase energy consumption and should be avoided.
• If this is not possible, respect these minimum distances:
- 30 cm from coal or oil stoves;
- 3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers.
• For optimum operation, ensure:
- a space of at least 5 cm above the appliance;
- a distance of at least 4 cm from the rear wall;
- place other cabinets at a suitable distance from the appliance to allow at least some air circulation
• Install the appliance level (adjust the front feet if necessary) in a dry and well-aired place.
• Clean the inside.
• Insert the accessories supplied.
Electrical connection
• The electrical connections must comply with the local regulations.
• Voltage and power input are specified on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Regulations require the appliance to be earthed. The manufacturer declines any liability for
injury or damage resulting from failure to observe the above rules.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the socket replaced by a qualified technician.
• Do not use extension leads or multi-adapters.
Electrical disconnection
It must be possible to electrically disconnect the appliance by unplugging it or by means of a double-pole
switch installed ahead of the socket.
1) For Great Britain only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a BS 1363A
13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type of plug use an
A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and if the
fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used until a correct
replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or the
colour embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local electrical
2) For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will frequently
apply, but a third type of plug and socket is also used, the
2-pin, side earth type.
3) Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please
contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction. Please do not
attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be
carried out by a qualified Whirlpool technician in compliance
with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety
Instructions for use
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