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Baumatic SB6 User manual
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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 reference, for
you or any person not familiar with the operation of the appliance.
DD 27/09/06
Environmental note
Important safety information
Specifications of your fridge freezer
Description of the appliance
Description of the product features
Using your Baumatic fridge freezer
Before switching on
During first use
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
Arranging and storing food in the fridge section
freezer compartment
Freezing fresh food
Tips on freezing
Making ice cubes
Cleaning and maintenance
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
Defrosting the
freezer compartment
Replacing the light bulb
Electrical connection
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 storing food that needs to
be chilled and refrigerated. 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
ƒ During the transportation and installation of the
appliance, make sure that the refrigeration pipework
does not get damaged.
ƒ 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 or 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 fridge freezer
Congratulations on purchasing a Baumatic fridge freezer
Automatic defrost (fridge section only)
Adjustable thermostat
Electronic control
Fast freeze switch
Anti bacterial surface
Temperature rise warning light
2 Egg racks
Butter compartment
2 General racks
3 door shelves
3 Safety glass shelves
1 Salad crisper
3 Freezer drawers
Adjustable feet
Stainless steel front and sides
Dimensions of appliance
1800 mm
600 mm
640 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
Description of the appliance
Description of the product features
1) Shelves
o The shelves may be placed in any of the guide slots within the
interior of the appliance. They are protected from sliding out.
o To remove a shelf: Take off all of the items that are stored on
the shelf that you want to remove. Then lift the front of the shelf
and carefully pull it out of the grooves.
2) Defrost water outlet
o The interior of the refrigerator is cooled by the cooling plate that
is on the rear wall. Beneath this there is a channel and an outlet
for the defrost water.
o It is important that this channel never becomes clogged (see
“Defrosting the refrigerator compartment” for a detailed
explanation of how to keep the channel clear).
3) Crisper drawer and cover
o The crisper drawer is in the bottom of your refrigerator and there
is a cover that goes over them.
o The cover helps to prevent fruit and vegetables from drying out
4) Upper door shelves
o The door liner holds various shelves, which are suitable for
storing eggs, cheese, butter and yogurt. As well as smaller
packages, tubes, cans etc.
5) Bottle shelf
o The lower shelf should be used for storing reasonably sized
6) Freezer compartment
o A
freezer section, with a net capacity of 86 litres.
Using your Baumatic fridge 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 transportation
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 fridge
freezer 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
reconnecting 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 upper
right hand side of the inside of the cabinet, next to the interior light.
o The thermostat automatically regulates the temperature inside
the fridge freezer, depending on what number you have turned
the thermostat control knob to.
o Position <0> means that the appliance will not cool. However
the light will still function.
o Position <1> will give you a higher temperature inside the fridge
o Position <6> will give you a lower temperature inside the fridge
o Ideally the thermostat should be set to a position between <3>
to <4>.
o The fridge section can maintain a temperature of between 4 – 6
degrees centigrade.
o The freezer section can cool down to -18°C and lower.
o IMPORTANT: The ambient temperature of the room,
the temperature of food and the amount of food that
has been placed in the fridge freezer and how often the
door is opened, will all affect the temperature being
maintained by the appliance.
o On the maximum setting (position <6>), your fridge 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>.
Arranging and storing food in the fridge section
o Warm food or evaporating liquids should not be stored in your
refrigerator, as this will increase the humidity inside of the
o All foods should be wrapped or covered, this is particularly
important if the food has a strong flavour. You should use
polythene bags or sheets, aluminium foil, wax paper. Liquids
should be stored in covered containers or bottles.
o To maximise the space inside of the fridge section, any excessive
packaging on the food should be removed.
o Quickly perishable food should be stored at the back of the
refrigerator, which is the coldest part of the appliance.
o No food items should be allowed to come into contact with the
back wall of the refrigerator.
o Make sure that you arrange food in such a way that the door can
close completely. Particular attention should be given to bottles
that may protrude when placed on shelves inside the main
section of the refrigerator.
o Some organic solutions, such as the oils in lemon/orange peel
and acid in butter, can cause damage to the plastic parts
contained inside of the refrigerator.
o Do not open the refrigerator door too often or leave the door
open for long periods of time, as this will increase the
temperature inside of the appliance.
o Meat should be wrapped in polythene bags and then placed on
the glass shelf above the salad drawers.
(Meat should only be stored in this manner for one or two
days at the most).
o Cold dishes/cooked food should be covered and can be placed
on any shelf.
o Fruit and vegetables should be cleaned thoroughly and placed
in the salad drawers.
o Cheese and butter should be placed in airtight containers, or
they can be wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene bags. As
much air as possible should be removed from the bags.
o Milk bottles should have a cap on them and be stored on the
bottle shelf that sits in the door.
o Garlic, potatoes, onions and bananas should only be
stored in a refrigerator IF they are stored in airtight
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
6 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 you should turn
the thermostat to position <6>, 24 hours
prior to attempting freezing.
o For smaller quantities of fresh food, you
should turn the thermostat to position <6>,
approximately 6 hours prior to attempting
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
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.
Cleaning and maintenance
o Do not clean the appliance by pouring water onto
it or spraying water over it.
o The refrigerator and 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 sure 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 refrigerator compartment
o Defrosting occurs automatically in the refrigerator section during
operation. The defrost water is collected by the evaporating tray
and evaporates automatically.
o The evaporating tray and defrost water drain hole should be
cleaned periodically with the defrost drain plug. This will prevent
water from collecting in the bottom of the refrigerator, instead of
flowing down the defrost drainage channel and drain hole.
o You can also pour a small amount of water down the drain hole
to clean inside of it.
o You should be careful to make sure that food packages do not
touch the rear wall of the appliance, as this can interrupt the
automatic defrosting process and deflect water into the base of
your refrigerator.
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, 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 Remove the drawers from the freezer section and 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
o You can use a sponge to mop up the defrost water that will run
into the bottom of the freezer section.
o IMPORTANT: You should place some old towels on the flooring
that is immediately in front of the appliance. In case any defrost
water comes out of the freezer section and onto the floor.
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 <6> 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.
Replacing the light bulb
o There is an interior light in the top of the refrigerator section.
o Press the hooks on the sides of the light cover and slide the
cover off.
o Change the present light bulb with a new one. The replacement
bulb should not have a greater rating than 15 W.
o Replace the light cover and after waiting five minutes, reconnect
your plug to your mains supply.
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 of 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 Positioning the appliance requires two persons in order to avoid
injuries or damage to the appliance.
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 You should check whether there is an electrical socket available,
which will be accessible after your appliance is installed.
o Place the appliance flatly and firmly on a solid base. The
appliance is fitted with adjustable feet on the front side, used to
level the appliance.
o The rear side of the appliance is fitted with wheels which
facilitate the positioning of the appliance into its final location.
o Anything positioned above the appliance must be at least 15 cm
away to allow sufficient cooling of the condenser. You must allow
a 15mm gap to the rear of the appliance.
o If you are placing another cooling appliance next door to this
product, then there must be a gap of at least 2cm between the
appliances. This will help to prevent condensation from forming.
o Avoid exposing the appliance to direct sunlight or heat sources.
If this is not feasible, then you should install an insulation plate
between the appliance and the adjacent heat source.
o Be sure to leave enough space for the opening of the door, to
avoid damage to the appliance or personal injury.
IMPORTANT: If your fridge freezer appears not to be
operating properly, before contacting the Baumatic
Service Department, please refer to the checklist
My fridge 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 fridge 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 fridge freezer is noisy
o The refrigerant gas that circulates the pipework of 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 freezer and that nothing placed inside the
appliance is rattling.
Ice has formed on the inner back wall of my fridge
o Check that food has not been pushed too far back inside
the appliance, so that it is in contact with the inner back
There is water in the base of the fridge or leaking out
of my fridge.
o Follow the “Defrosting the refrigerator compartment” section on
page 16.
Baumatic Ltd. Conditions of Guarantee
Dear Customer,
Your new Baumatic appliance comes complete with a free 12 month guarantee covering both parts 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
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