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BL18A Built under
larder fridge
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BL18A Built under
larder fridge
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 30/04/09
Environmental note
Important safety information
Specifications of your larder fridge
Description of the appliance
Description of the product features
Using your Baumatic larder fridge
Before switching on
During first use
Turning on the appliance and setting the thermostat
Arranging and storing food in your refrigerator
Cleaning and maintenance
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
Replacing the light bulb
13 – 14
Electrical connection
Aperture dimensions
Adjusting the height and levelling off your larder fridge
Installing your refrigerator
Adjusting the plinth/kickboard
Reversing the door of your appliance
18 – 21
22 - 24
25 - 26
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 Advice Line.
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 might 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 supplier.
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 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 Customer Care Department.
Specifications of your larder fridge
Congratulations on purchasing a Baumatic larder fridge.
Automatic defrost
Adjustable thermostat
Egg racks
2 safety glass shelves
Salad crisper
Reversible door
Adjustable feet
Dimensions of appliance
820 mm
595 mm
550 mm
Dimensions of aperture*
840 mm – 870 mm
600 mm (min)
570 mm (min)
Energy efficiency class
Energy class:
Net cubic capacity
Cubic capacity:
140 litres/5 cubic ft. (Net)
* 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. 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
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 it.
o The cover helps to prevent fruit and vegetables from drying out
4) Dairy shelf
o The dairy shelf is suitable for storing eggs, cheese and yogurt.
As well as smaller packages, tubes, cans etc.
5) Butter compartment
o The butter compartment should only be used for storing packs of
butter or margarine.
5) Bottle shelf
o The lower shelf should be used for storing reasonably sized
Using your Baumatic larder fridge
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 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 in the appliance.
o If the unit is switched off or unplugged, you must allow at least 5
minutes before restarting the appliance with 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 control knob is located on
the right hand side of the fridge.
o The thermostat automatically regulates the temperature inside of
the fridge, 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 of the
o Position <7> will give you a lower temperature inside of the
o Ideally the thermostat should be set to a position of between
<3> to <4>.
o Your refrigerator can maintain a temperature of between 4 – 6
degrees centigrade.
o IMPORTANT: The ambient temperature of the room,
the temperature of the food and the amount of food
that has been placed in the appliance and how often the
door is opened, will all affect the temperature being
maintained by the appliance.
o On the maximum setting (position <7>), your fridge 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>.
o IMPORTANT: Do not run the appliance with the thermostat
above number 5 in normal usage otherwise the defrost drainage
hole will freeze.
Arranging and storing food in your refrigerator
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 your refrigerator, 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 drawer.
(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 drawer.
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
Cleaning and maintenance
o Do not clean the appliance by pouring water onto
it or spraying water over it.
o The refrigerator 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 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.
Replacing the light bulb
o Press the rear end of the bulb cover until the sides release and
then lift the bulb cover clear of the bulb.
o Change the present light bulb with a new one. The replacement
bulb should not have a greater rating than 10 W; (an E14 10 W
bulb should be used).
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 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.
o IMPORTANT: To allow the door of the appliance to open without
fouling the unit that is next to it. It maybe necessary to insert an
18 – 20 mm cabinet side/end panel between the appliance and
the base unit. It should be positioned on the same side that the
appliance door is hinged on.
Aperture dimensions
1) Figure 1 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
levelling feet to take into account any minor unevenness in
the floor.
Adjusting the height and levelling off your larder fridge
2) Place the larder fridge into the aperture. The height and level of the
appliance should then be adjusted so it sits properly under the
o Locate the 4 rotating, levelling feet on each corner of the
o Loosen the locking nut by turning it
clockwise using the spanner.
o Turn the foot to either raise or
lower the height of the larder
o The appliance should be flush with the underside of the worktop
and be level.
o Fully tighten the locking nut on
each leg, against the underneath of
the larder fridge.
IMPORTANT: If the appliance is not level, then the door and door seal
may be affected.
Installing your refrigerator
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”).
Tools required:o
Tape measure
Sharp pencil
Small flat bladed screwdriver
3 mm drill bit
IMPORTANT: We recommend that two people install this appliance.
3) Measure from the
underside of the worktop to
the bottom of the front
brackets (A).
o Measure from the
underside of the
worktop to the top of
the appliance door
4) Measure the width of the
furniture door, at the
halfway point mark a line
down the inner surface of
the furniture door. The line
should go down the entire
length of the furniture door.
o Deduct measurement (B) from measurement (A), this gives you
distance (C).
o Measure distance C from the top of the furniture door and at a
90° angle; mark a line across the centre line.
5) Measure the distance
between the two screw holes
on the top of the fridge door.
6) Draw a line that is the
length of that measurement
(D) on the rear of the
furniture door. This line
should be drawn at the point
that you marked in step 4.
It must be made at a 90°
angle to the centre line.
o Place the front brackets on the horizontal line. Ensure that the
bottom of each bracket is in line with the horizontal line that you
have just marked.
o IMPORTANT: The distance on either side of the centre line must
be equal.
7) Using a bradawl, mark the
centre of the holes in the
front brackets.
o Remove the brackets.
o Using a drill with a 3 mm drill bit; drill a hole on the two marks
that you have just made. The hole should be drilled to a depth of
5 – 8 mm.
8) Using the screws
provided, secure the front
brackets to the inside of the
furniture door on the holes
that you have just drilled.
IMPORTANT: These screws
must be securely tightened.
9) Tighten the upper
retaining bolts to the top of
the appliance door.
o Place the furniture door over the retaining bolts that you have
just secured.
o Adjust the level of the furniture door using the levelling nuts at
the bottom of the bolts.
o IMPORTANT: The furniture door should line up with the rest of
your cabinet doors.
10) At the bottom of the
fridge door, there are two
holes. You should secure the
lower fixing brackets to these
holes using the screws
provided. The longer section
of the lower fixing bracket
should be connected to the
bottom of the fridge door.
o Mark the position of the holes in the centre of the fixing brackets
onto the furniture door and then remove the furniture door.
o Using a drill with a 3 mm drill bit; drill a hole on the two marks
that you have just made. The hole should be drilled to a depth of
5 – 8 mm.
11) Rehang the furniture
door and make the same
adjustments that you made
in step 9.
o Tighten the retaining
nuts at the top of the
appliance door.
o Secure the bottom of the furniture door to the appliance door,
using the two fixing brackets, tightening screws into the two
holes that you made in step 10.
12) The bracket at the top
of the fridge door should be
flush with the underside of
the work top.
o If the bracket isn’t flush, then you should raise the level of the
appliance, using the levelling feet (See the “Adjusting the height
and levelling off your fridge” page).
13) Open the appliance
o Use a suitably sized drill bit to drill through the three holes in the
bracket, into the work top. IMPORTANT: The drill bit should be
appropriate for the material that your work top is made from.
o Secure the bracket to the underside of the worktop, using the
screws provided. IMPORTANT: These screws should be fully
Check that the door opens and shuts without snagging, as
well as checking that the door is sealing correctly.
Adjusting the plinth/kickboard
When the appliance has been fitted, you may decide to attach a plinth
or kickboard to match your existing kitchen units.
o Remove the grid on the base of the fridge by releasing the
fastenings just inside of the grill on each side. Then pull the grid
towards you.
o Insert the plinth/kickboard and then refit the grid in its original
position to hold it in place.
Reversing the door of your appliance
This procedure MUST be completed before the furniture
door is attached.
Any parts that you remove from the appliance whilst
reversing the door, should be retained for later use.
WARNING- Take care when opening the hinges, they
are sprung loaded and there is the risk of injury if
they close on your hand.
required:Phillips screwdriver
Flat bladed screwdriver
Socket set
1) Remove the blanking plates from
the outside of the appliance door.
2) With the door closed, remove the
screws on the outside of the hinges.
o You should start with the top
hinge first.
3) Carefully open the hinges away
from the appliance door.
4) Remove the door from the main
body of the appliance.
o IMPORTANT: Support the
bottom of the door as you
remove it and be careful not to
damage the hinges.
5) With the top hinge open, undo the
screws holding it to the cabinet and
then remove it.
o IMPORTANT: Be careful that the spring does not shut. We
recommend that you use a long shafted screwdriver to perform
this step.
6) Remove the blanking plates for the
7) Turn the hinge over and place it on
the diagonally opposite corner of
the cabinet.
o Securely screw it into place.
8) Repeat steps 5 - 7 on the remaining
hinge (i.e. remove it and attach it to
the diagonally opposite corner).
o Replace the cabinet blanking
9) Carefully rehang the door.
o Shut the appliance door and then
close the hinges.
o Insert the screws on the outside
of the hinges.
10) Check that the fridge door is aligned horizontally
and vertically.
o Check that the door seals are sealing on all sides
of the appliance.
o Tighten the hinge bracket screws.
o IMPORTANT: You must ensure that these screws are fully
IMPORTANT: If your refrigerator appears not to be
operating properly, before contacting the Customer
Care Department, please refer to the checklist
My fridge 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 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 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 levelled off correctly, that nothing is touching the
rear of the fridge and that nothing placed inside the appliance is
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 13 - 14.
IMPORTANT: If your appliance appears not to be
operating correctly, then you should disconnect it
from your mains supply and then contact
Baumatic Customer Care on telephone number
(0118) 933 6911.
Please note that if an engineer is asked to attend whilst the product is
under guarantee and finds that the problem is not the result of an
appliance fault, then you may be liable for the cost of the call out
The appliance must be accessible for the engineer to perform
any necessary repair. If your appliance is installed in such a
way that an engineer is concerned that damage will be caused
to the appliance or your kitchen, then he will not complete a
This includes situations where appliances have been tiled in,
sealed in with sealant, have wooden obstructions placed in
front of the appliance, like plinths. Or any installation other
than the one specified by Baumatic Ltd. has been completed.
Please refer to the conditions of guarantee that appear on the
warranty card that you receive with the appliance.
United Kingdom
Baumatic Ltd.,
Baumatic Buildings,
6 Bennet Road,
Reading, Berkshire
United Kingdom
Czech Republic
Baumatic CR spol s.r.o.
Amperova 495
46215, Librec
Czech Republic
Sales Telephone
(0118) 933 6900
Sales Fax
(0118) 931 0035
Customer Care Telephone
(0118) 933 6911
Customer Care Fax
(0118) 986 9124
Spares Telephone
(01235) 437244
Advice Line Telephone
(0118) 933 6933
Republic of Ireland
01- 6266 798
+420 800 185 263
Slovak Republic
Baumatic Slovakia, s.r.o.
Skultetyho 1
831 04 Bratislava 3
+421 255 640 618
Baumatic Gmbh
Janderstrasse 9
Mannheim, 68199
+4962 112 9190
Baumatic Italia S.R.L.
Via Caltana 129
Campodarsego (Padova), 35011
+3904 9920 2297
Baumatic Benelux B.V.
Grindzuigerstraat 22
The Netherlands
+3136 549 1555
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