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Electrolux Chest freezers Operating instructions
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR CHEST FREEZER
To get the most out of every feature of your Chest Freezer read these instructions carefully.
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.
BEFORE STARTING YOUR FREEZER
It is important that your freezer stands solidly positioned on the
floor. To compensate for any unevenness in the floor, adjustable
feet are provided on chest freezer models size 320 litres and above.
They are located at the right hand end of the freezer. Adjust the
feet when the appliance is installed (or when yo move it to another
location). When correctly adjusted the appliance will be firmly positioned on the floor.
If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced by a qualified service
technician. Plug this appliance directly into a GPO
Do not use a double adaptor, power board or extension cord.
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed!
For EU countries, the appliance must be positioned so that the
plug is accessible
DEFROSTING AND CLEANING
Since the main purpose of your freezer is to preserve food, it
should be kept spotlessly clean at all times. Your freezer should be
defrosted when ice is approximately 6 mm thick; otherwise it will
interfere with efficient operation and reduce storage capacity. To
ensure hygiene and efficiency, complete defrosting is recommended
AT LEAST twice each year,preferably when food supply is low.
To Defrost
• Switch off power to freezer at power outlet and remove cord.
• Remove frozen food, wrap in newspaper and place in a cardboard
box very small items and ice cream should be placed in another
freezer if possible.
• Lift out the internal drain plug from the drain
hole inside the freezer. The internal drain plug has a spout which
forms a T’, (see diagram). If difficult to remove, use “T” piece to
twist and pull.
• Remove the external drain plug from the front of the freezer and
push either end of the spout on the internal drain plug, into the
drain hole on the front of the freezer (see diagram).
CLEARANCES
For the most efficient operation of your freezer allow minimum
clearances of 5cm each side and the rear for air circulation.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Plug into a properly earthed outlet and switch on.
Close the lid and wait for 3 to 4 hours.
Load food into the cabinet.
Adjusting Temperature
Leave the control knob at the original factory setting. This is correct
for most freezing and storing needs. However, the control setting
can be adjusted if required, by inserting a coin into the slot in the
control knob and turning. (Turn clockwise for colder temperatures).
You should only make small adjustments and wait 24 hours to see
whether you need to make further changes.
General Information
• During vacation leave your freezer operating in the normal manner.
However, if you decide to switch the freezer off for an extended
period, remove all food, clean and dry out the cabinet. Leave the lid
open making sure that accidental closure does not occur otherwise
odours will develop inside the freezer.
• The front or outside surface of your cabinet will be warm to touch.
This is normal.
• Due to the effective sealing of the lid gasket, you may find that reopening the lid immediately after closing is more difficult than
usual. This is normal and should it occur wait a while
for air pressure to stabilise within the cabinet.
• Periodically a running water sound may be heard. This is the
compressor lubrication system operating and is normal.
FREEZING FOOD
Although food can be frozen anywhere in the freezer, it is advisable
when freezing fresh food to place the items to be frozen against
the sides of the chest freezer where they will freeze in the shortest
possible time.
Please Note.
If the operation of the freezer is interrupted, most foods will remain
frozen up to 24 hours if the lid is kept closed. If the interruption is
expected to be for a longer period, place dry ice around the food
and keep the lid closed until normal operation is resumed. Dry ice
is usually available from emergency services in capital cities and
most large country towns.
• If required fit one end of a drain hose (not provided), onto the
protruding end of the spout on the internal drain plug and locate
the other end of the hose into the household drainage, eg laundry
floortrap. NOTE You may choose to run this short hose into a
suitable tray or container, or you can connect your garden hose
onto the protruding drain spout and run the water outside into your
garden etc. If you use a tray or container ensure that it is large
enough to accept any water which may flow out.
- Pour approximately 1 litre of warm water down the drain, inside
the chest freezer, to clear it of possible ice residue.
- Leave the lid open and wait for the frost to soften; pans of hot
water may be placed inside the freezer to speed up defrosting.
- Scrape the softened frost off the walls, using a plastic scraper
warning
DO NOT USE A KNIFE, METAL SCRAPER OR SHARP
POINTED TOOL TO REMOVE ICE AS THEY CAUSE DAMAGE
TO THE LINER SURFACE. Do not use mechanical devices or
other means to accelerate the defrosting process other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
- After defrosting is complete and all of the water has drained,
wipe the freezer out with a damp cloth and dry, ensuring the
freezer inner surfaces are dry before reloading frozen food. Water
in the freezer can cause food to stick to liner when frozen.
- Remove spout from front face of freezer.
- Remove hose from spout.
- Replace the internal drain plug back into the drain hole inside
the freezer. Make sure it is seated properly and is tight.
- Replace the external drain plug.
- Reconnect power cord to power outlet and switch on.
- Reload the food to be frozen.
WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CLEANING
DISPOSAL
Interior - The interior should be cleaned when defrosting. Any
spilled food should be should be wiped up thoroughly and
promptly.
When you dispose of your old freezer, remove the lid. Children
can suffocate if they get locked inside.
This freezer contains insulation formed with flammable blowing
gases. Avoid safety hazards by carefully disposing of this
appliance.
Exterior - It is a good idea to polish about once a year with a
high- grade wax like the one you use with your car, after that, an
occasional wipe over with a clean, damp cloth will help remove
fingermarks. Note: Do not wax plastic parts or decorative trim.
Wash these in warm (not hot) water and use an unscented
detergent. Avoid getting water on controls.
warning
warning
Avoid scouring pads, abrasive powders, metal polishes, aerosol
cleaners, methylated spirits and other solvents as they could
damage the easy to clean glossy surfaces.
Some pressurised aerosol containers use flammable propellants.
These containers can usually be identified by the word flammable
and/or a small red flame symbol. These products must not be
stored inside any freezer as an explosion may result.
SERVICE
WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Here are some easy checks you can make yourself before you
call for service. You may easily locate the problem and save
yourself the inconvenience, time, and money of a service call.
IF FREEZER IS NOT OPERATING
- Check that the cord is plugged into the outlet properly and that
the outlet is switched “on”.
- Check with another appliance or lamp to see if the outlet has
electrical supply.
- Try adjusting the temperature control to a slightly ‘colder’
position. (See “Adjusting temperature”).
R600a REFRIGERANT
This appliance contains a small quantity of environmentally
friendly, but flammable, non-synthetic R600a refrigerant.
It does not damage the ozone layer:
FOR SALES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
APPLIANCE: REFRIGERATION
This document sets out the terms and conditions of the product warranties for
Electrolux Appliances. It is an important document. Please keep it with your
proof of purchase documents in a safe place for future reference should you
require service for your Appliance.
1. In this warranty
(a) ‘acceptable quality’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same
meaning referred to in the ACL;
(b) ‘ACL’ means Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer
Law) Act (No.2) 2010;
(c) ‘Appliance’ means any Electrolux product purchased by you accompanied by
this document;
(d) ‘ASC’ means Electrolux’ authorised serviced centres;
(e) ‘Electrolux’ means Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd of 163
• Ensure that the tubing of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged
during transportation and installation.
O’Riordan Street, Mascot, NSW 2020, ABN 51 004 762 341 in respect of
Appliances purchased in Australia and Electrolux (NZ) Limited of 3-5 Niall
Burgess Road, Mount Wellington, in respect
• Leaking refrigerant may cause eye injuries or ignite.
of Appliances purchased in New Zealand;
• The room for installing appliance must be at least 1m3 per 8g of
refrigerant. The amount of refrigerant in the appliance can be
found on the rating plate inside the appliance.
(f ) ‘major failure’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same
meaning referred to in the ACL and includes a situation when an Appliance
cannot be repaired or it is uneconomic for Electrolux, at its discretion, to
repair an Appliance during the Warranty Period;
(g) ‘Warranty Period’ means:
• In Queensland the authorised service person MUST hold a gas
work authorisation for hydrocarbon refrigerants to carry out
servicing or repairs which involve the removal of covers.
If you are unsure of the refrigerant type check the rating plate
on the back of the unit.
(i) where the Appliance is used for personal, domestic or household use
(i.e. normal single family use) as set out in the instruction manual, the
Appliance is warranted against manufacturing defects in Australia
and New Zealand for 24 months and for the Appliance’s compressor,
condenser, evaporator and drier, an additional 36 months parts only
warranty applies, following the date of original purchase of the Appliance;
(ii) where the Appliance is used for commercial purposes (including being
used to directly assist a business or where the Appliance is used in a multifamily communal or share type environment), the Appliance will then be
warranted against manufacturing defects in Australia for 3 months and in
New Zealand for 3 months, following the date of original purchase of the
Appliance.
(h) ‘you’ means the purchaser of the Appliance not having purchased the
Appliance for re-sale, and ‘your’ has a corresponding meaning.
In all instances, unless the Appliance is transported by Electrolux or an
Electrolux authorised representative, the Appliance is transported at the
owner’s cost and risk while in transit to and from Electrolux or its ASC.
6. Proof of purchase is required before you can make a claim under this warranty.
7. You may not make a claim under this warranty unless the defect claimed is
due to faulty or defective parts or workmanship. Electrolux is not liable in the
following situations (which are not exhaustive):
(a) the Appliance is damaged by:
(i) accident
(ii) misuse or abuse, including failure to properly maintain or service
(iii) normal wear and tear
(iv) power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply
(v) incomplete or improper installation
(vi) incorrect, improper or inappropriate operation
(vii) insect or vermin infestation
(viii) failure to comply with any additional instructions supplied with the
Appliance;
(b) the Appliance is modified without authority from Electrolux in writing;
(c) the Appliance’s serial number or warranty seal has been removed
or defaced;
(d) the Appliance was serviced or repaired by anyone other than Electrolux, an
authorised repairer or ASC.
8. This warranty, the contract to which it relates and the relationship between
you and Electrolux are governed by the law applicable where the Appliance
was purchased. Where the Appliance was purchased in New Zealand for
business purposes the Consumer Guarantee Act does not apply.
9. To the extent permitted by law, Electrolux excludes all warranties and liabilities
(other than as contained in this document) including liability for any loss or
damage whether direct or indirect arising from your purchase, use or non use
of the Appliance.
10. For Appliances and services provided by Electrolux in Australia, the
Appliances come with a guarantee by Electrolux that cannot be excluded
under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or
refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the Appliance
repaired or replaced if the Appliance fails to be of acceptable quality and the
failure does not amount to a major failure. The benefits to you given by this
warranty are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law in
relation to the Appliances or services to which the warranty relates.
2. This warranty only applies to Appliances purchased and used in Australia or
New Zealand and is in addition to (and does not exclude, restrict, or modify in
any way) any non-excludable statutory warranties in Australia or New Zealand.
11. At all times during the Warranty Period, Electrolux shall, at its discretion,
determine whether repair, replacement or refund will apply if an Appliance
has a valid warranty claim applicable to it.
- Does interior need cleaning
- Some foods produce odours and should be covered.
- Check that containers and wrapping papers are not the cause.
- Did odour start about the same time you started storing
something different?
3. During the Warranty Period Electrolux or its ASC will, at no extra charge if
your Appliance is readily accessible for service, without special equipment
and subject to these terms and conditions, repair or replace any parts which
it considers to be defective. Electrolux or its ASC may use remanufactured
parts to repair your Appliance. You agree that any replaced Appliances or
parts become the property of Electrolux. This warranty does not apply to light
globes, batteries, filters or similar perishable parts.
12. For Appliances and services provided by Electrolux in New Zealand, the
Appliances come with a guarantee by Electrolux pursuant to the provisions of
the Consumer Guarantees Act, the Sale of Goods Act and the Fair Trading Act.
IF THE LID WILL NOT CLOSE
4. Parts and Appliances not supplied by Electrolux are not covered by this
warranty.
- Check the storage level of frozen food.
5. You will bear the cost of transportation, travel and delivery of the Appliance to
and from Electrolux or its ASC. If you reside outside of the service area, you will
bear the cost of:
IF THERE ARE INDICATIONS OF ODOUR
13. To enquire about claiming under this warranty, please follow these steps:
(a) carefully check the operating instructions, user manual and the terms of this
warranty;
(b) have the model and serial number of the Appliance available;
(a) travel of an authorised representative;
(b) transportation and delivery of the Appliance to and from Electrolux or its
ASC,
(c) have the proof of purchase (eg an invoice) available;
(d) telephone the numbers shown below.
14. You accept that if you make a warranty claim, Electrolux and its ASC may
exchange information in relation to you to enable Electrolux to meet its
obligations under this warranty.
Important Notice
Before calling for service, please ensure that the steps in point 13 above have been followed.
FOR SERVICE
SERVICE AUSTRALIA
PLEASE CALL 13 13 49
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS
or to find the address of your nearest state service
centre in Australia
For the cost of a local call (Australia only)
FOR SERVICE
or to find the address of your nearest authorised
service centre in New Zealand
FREE CALL 0800 10 66 10
(iNew Zealand Only)
www.electrolux.com.au
SERVICE NEW ZEALAND
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS
www.electrolux.co.nz
FOR SPARE PARTS
or to find the address of your nearest state spare
parts centre in Australia
PLEASE CALL 13 13 50
For the cost of a local call (Australia only)
FOR SPARES PARTS
or to find the address of your nearest authorised
spare parts centre in New Zealand
FREE CALL 0800 10 66 20
(New Zealand only)
Model Number......................................................... Serial Number...................................................
Purchased from..................................................................................................................................
Address...............................................................................................................................................
Date of purchase................................................. Receipt Number....................................................
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ABOVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE AND
RETAIN FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL
© Copyright 2011 Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd
ABN 51 004 762 341
web: www.electrolux.com.au
P/No. 1458785 Issue: August 2011
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