Defy F616 Manual

Defy F616 Manual
The manufacturer strives for continuous improvement.
For this reason, the text and illustrations in this manual
are subject to change without notice.
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Part number
Read this manual before initial installation and operation of the
Dear customer,
Your new Defy refrigerator was manufactured in a state of the art facility and has passed the
strictest quality control procedures.
Please read this manual carefully before using your product for the first time and then store it
within easy reach for future reference.
We trust you will enjoy years of trouble free use.
The user manual:
This manual will provide you with information on how to safely operate and care for your
product in order that you gain the maximum benefit from it.
Pay particular attention to any safety instructions.
Please read all additional documents supplied with your product.
Please note that this manual may be used for several similar but different models. Please
check for relevance regarding your particular model.
Explanation of symbols used in this manual
Important safety information. Warning for hazardous situations with regard to life and
Caution; Warning for supply voltage.
Caution; Warning for fire hazard.
Caution; Warning for hot surfaces.
Read the instructions.
Useful information. Important information or useful hints about usage.
Remove all packaging.
Ensure that packing material is disposed of in a responsible manner and that any plastic bags
are cut up to prevent children playing with them and accidentally suffocating.
If the refrigerator is damaged in any way do not use it. Report the damage to your dealer who
will take the necessary corrective action.
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1. Your Refrigerator
2. Important Safety Information
Child safety
HCA Warning
Refrigerators with a water dispenser
Things to be done for energy saving
3. Installation
Points to be considered when
re-transporting your refrigerator
Before operating your refrigerator
Electric connection
Adjusting the feet
Placing and Installation
Door height adjustment
Adjusting the gap on the upper door
4. Installing the water filter
Water connection to the refrigerator
Connection of water hose to jug
Fitting the water filter
Connection of water pipe to cold water
mains line
Before first use of ice/water dispenser
5. Using your refrigerator
Indicator Panel
Placing food
Setting the fridge compartment
Setting the freezer compartment
Fresh Freeze function
Quick Cool function
Vacation button
Auto Eco button
Key Lock button
Water dispenser illumination
Water/ice type selection
Ice Water dispenser
Using the ice dispenser
Using the water dispense r
Blue Light
Egg tray
Fresh Freeze compartment
Crisper humidity control sliders
6. The freezer compartment
Deep Freeze packaging information
Freezer compartment settings
7. Chiller compartments
Icebox and water reservoir
8. Maintenance and cleaning
Owners responsibility
Replacing the interior light bulb
9. Trouble Shooting
10. Refrigerator specifications
11. Service Centres
12. Warranty
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Your Refrigerator
1. Freezer compartment
2. Fridge compartment
3. Fridge compartment interior light
4. Butter and cheese lid
5. Fan
6. Ioniser
7. Fridge compartment glass shelves
8. Egg tray
9. Fridge compartment door racks
10. Wine cellar
11. Chiller compartment
12. Bottle holder
13. Bottle shelves
14. Crisper compartments
15. Crisper cover
16. Adjustable front legs
17. Blue light
18. Water reservoir
19. Ventilation lid
20. Freezer compartment drawers
21. Freezer Compartment glass shelves
22. Ice duct lid
23. Freezer compartment interior light
24. Fresh Freeze compartment
25. Ice container
Figures represented in this instruction manual are schematic and may not
correspond exactly with your refrigerator. If the parts are not included in the
refrigerator you have purchased, they may be model specific and therefore
only valid for some models.
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Important safety information
Please review and observe the following
information. Failure to do so may result in
injuries or material damage and will render
any warranty and reliability commitments
void. The usage life of the refrigerator you
have purchased is 10 years. This is the time
period that spare parts will be stocked for the
refrigerator to meet any maintenance or
service requirements.
This refrigerator 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 the use of the
refrigerator by a person responsible for their
safety. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
• Hand this owners manual over to the new
owner should ownership change.
The refrigerator must only be used for its
intended purpose, i.e. the storing of edible
The refrigerator is intended to be used in
household and similar applications such as
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.
Consult with your authorised DEFY service
centre for all questions and problems
relating to the refrigerator. Only authorised
agents are to carry out repairs.
Vapour and vaporized cleaning materials
must never be used in the cleaning and
defrosting the refrigerator. The vapour may
come into contact with the electrical parts
and cause a short circuit or electric shock.
Do not allow children to hang on the
refrigerator door as the unit could topple
forward risking personal injury. Never use
the parts on your refrigerator, such as the
door, as a means of support or step.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the
refrigerator or freezer.
Do not drill, cut or modify the refrigerator.
Injuries may result if the refrigerant circuit
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is damaged. See HCA warning overleaf.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Keep ventilation openings, in the
refrigerator or in the built-in structure, clear
of obstructions.
Repairs must be carried out by authorised
persons only. Repairs carried out by
incompetent persons create a user risk.
Unplug the refrigerator when cleaning,
during routine maintenance or if it will not
be used for an extended period.
To unplug the refrigerator, remove the plug
by pulling on the plug and not the cable!
Do not operate a damaged refrigerator.
Consult with your nearest DEFY service
centre should you have any concerns.
The electrical safety of the refrigerator is
only guaranteed if the earth system of your
home is compliant to national standards.
Exposing the refrigerator to rain, snow, sun
and wind is an electrical safety risk.
Should the mains lead of the refrigerator
become damaged or should it need
replacing at any time, it must be replaced
by a special purpose made mains lead
which can only be obtained from a DEFY
Authorised Service Agent.
Never plug the refrigerator into the wall
socket during installation. Death or serious
injury may result.
Never connect your refrigerator to
electricity saving systems as they may
damage the refrigerator.
Do not store medicine or academic
research samples which require strict
temperature control in the refrigerator.
Do not store or use flammable gas,
benzene, petrol or volatile substances in or
near the refrigerator.
Do not store explosive substances such as
aerosol cans with a flammable propellant
in the refrigerator.
In the event of a malfunction, disconnect
the refrigerator from the power supply.
Do not overload your refrigerator with
excessive amounts of food. If overloaded,
the food items may fall down and injure
you and damage the refrigerator when you
open the door. Never place objects on top
of the refrigerator, they may fall down and
injure you when you open or close the
refrigerator door.
If there is a blue light fitted on the
refrigerator, do not look at the blue light
through optics.
• The
refrigerator may move if the
adjustable legs are not properly levelled
on the floor. Levelling the adjustable legs
on the floor helps prevent the refrigerator
from moving.
When carrying the refrigerator, do not hold
on the door handle as this may cause the
handle to break.
When placing your refrigerator next to
another refrigerator or freezer, the
distance between the devices should be at
least 80 mm. Failure to do so may cause
adjacent walls to humidify.
compartment; Do not put bottled and
canned liquid beverages in the freezer
compartment as they may burst.
Do not touch frozen food with your hands;
they may stick to your hand.
Never pour or spray water into or on the
refrigerator and do not store liquids, pot
plants or open containers on top of the
refrigerator as these might spill causing
electrical shorting.
For manually controlled refrigerators, wait
at least 5 minutes before starting the
refrigerator after a power failure.
Avoid any damage to the power cable
when transporting the refrigerator.
• Ensure that there is sufficient spacing
between the refrigerator and surrounding
• Unplug the refrigerator from the mains
when you clean the refrigerator.
Child safety
• If the door has a lock, the key should be
kept out of reach from children.
• If you are discarding an old refrigerator
with a lock or latch fitted to the door,
disable the lock/latch, and ensure that the
refrigerator is left in a safe condition to
prevent children from being trapped inside
and suffocating.
• Children must be supervised to prevent
them from tampering with the refrigerator.
HCA Warning
Refrigerator cooling systems containing
At DEFY, the care and protection of our
environment is an on going commitment.
This DEFY refrigerator is particularly
environmentally friendly and contains non
CFC / HFC natural substances in the cooling
system (Called R600a) and in the insulation
(Called cyclopentane). These are potentially
flammable if exposed to fire. Therefore, take
care not to damage, the cooling circuit /
pipes of the refrigerator in transportation and
in use.
In case of damage do not expose the
refrigerator to fire or potential ignition
sources and immediately ventilate the
room where the refrigerator is situated.
Ignore this warning if your refrigerators
cooling system contains R134a.
Never dispose of the Refrigerator in a
• Bending the cable may cause a fire.
• Never place heavy objects on the power
Do not touch the plug with wet hands.
Do not plug in the refrigerator if the wall
socket is loose.
On delivery, check to make sure that the
refrigerator is not damaged and that all the
parts and accessories are in perfect
Ensure that the plug remains readily
accessible. Do not use multiple adapter
plugs or an extension cable.
Do not dispose of your Refrigerator
along with regular household waste.
Contact your local authority for disposal
information and facilities available.
For refrigerators with a water dispenser
Pressure of water mains should be at a
minimum of 1 bar. Pressure of the water
mains should be at a maximum of 8 bars.
• Use only potable water.
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Things to be done for energy
• Do not leave the doors of your refrigerator
open for long periods of time.
• Do not put hot food or drinks in your
Recommendations for freshfood
compartment (Optional)
• Please do not let any foods come into
contact with the temperature sensor in the
freshfood compartment. In order to
maintain the freshfood compartment at the
ideal storage temperature, the sensor
must not be interfered with by any foods.
• Do not overload your refrigerator. This
restricts effective air circulation in the
• Do not place hot foods in your refrigerator.
• Do not install your refrigerator under direct
sunlight or near heat emitting appliances
such as ovens, dishwashers or radiators.
• Pay attention to keep your food in closed
• For
compartment; You can store maximum
amount of food items in the freezer when
you remove the shelf or drawer of the
freezer. The energy consumption value
stated for your refrigerator has been
determined by removing the freezer shelf
or drawer and under maximum load. There
is no harm in packing a shelf or drawer
with a variety of different shapes and sizes
of food to be frozen.
• Thawing frozen food in the fridge
compartment will provide both energy
saving and preserve the food quality.
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Please remember that the manufacturer
shall not be held liable if the information
given in the instruction manual is not
Points to be considered when retransporting your refrigerator
1. Your refrigerator must be emptied and
cleaned prior to any transportation.
2. The shelves, accessories, crisper etc.
In your refrigerator must be fastened
securely with adhesive tape to protect
against any jolts before repackaging
3. Packaging must be tied with thick tape and
strong rope and the transportation
guidelines printed on the package must be
3. Clean the interior of the refrigerator as
recommended in the “Maintenance and
cleaning” section.
4. Plug the refrigerator into the wall socket.
When the fridge door is open the fridge
compartment interior light will come on.
5. You may hear a noise as the compressor
starts up. The liquid and gases sealed
within the refrigeration system may also
give rise to noise, even if the compressor
is not running, this is quite normal.
6. The front edges of the refrigerator may feel
warm. This is normal. These areas are
designed to be warm to avoid
Electrical connection
Before operating your refrigerator
Before using your refrigerator please check
the following:
1. Is the interior of the refrigerator dry and
can the air circulate freely at the rear of it?
2. The 2 plastic wedges can be fitted as
illustrated in the figure below. The plastic
wedges will provide the required distance
between your refrigerator and the wall in
order to allow for free air circulation. (The
illustrated figure is an example only and
may not match your refrigerator exactly).
Connect your refrigerator to a grounded
socket which is protected by a fuse with the
appropriate capacity.
The connection must be in compliance with
national regulations.
The power cable plug must be easily
accessible after installation.
The specified voltage must be equal to your
mains voltage.
Extension cables and multiway plugs must
not be used for connection.
A damaged power cable must be
replaced by a qualified electrician.
A damaged refrigerator must not be
operated before it is repaired! There is
danger of an electric shock!
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Adjusting the feet
If your refrigerator is unbalanced
The refrigerator may move if the adjustable
legs are not properly levelled on the floor.
Levelling the adjustable legs on the floor:
You can level your refrigerator by turning the
front legs as shown in the illustrated. (See
figure A)
The corner where the legs are is lowered
when the leg is turned in the direction of the
black arrow and raised when turned in the
opposite direction.
Having someone to carefully assist in tilting
the refrigerator slightly will help facilitate this
Placing and Installation
If the entrance door of the room where the
refrigerator is to be installed is not wide
enough for the refrigerator to fit through,
then call an authorized service centre and
have them remove the doors of your
refrigerator in order that the refrigerator can
fit sideways through the door.
1. Install your refrigerator in a place that
allows for ease of use.
2. Keep your refrigerator away from heat
sources, humid places and direct sunlight.
3. There must be appropriate air ventilation
around your refrigerator in order to achieve
efficient operation.
The refrigerator is to have at least a 50
mm space from the ceiling and at least a
50 mm space from the wall.
If the floor is covered with a carpet, your
refrigerator must be elevated 25 mm from
the floor.
4. Place your refrigerator on an even floor
surface to prevent jolts.
5. Do not keep your refrigerator in ambient
temperatures under 10°C.
Your refrigerator should be installed at least
300 mm away from heat sources such as
hobs, ovens, central heaters and stoves and
at least 50 mm away from electrical ovens
and should not be located under direct
Please make sure that the interior of your
refrigerator is cleaned thoroughly.
If two refrigerators are to be installed side by
side, there should be at least 20 mm
distance between them.
When operating your refrigerator for the
first time, please observe the following
instructions during the initial six hours:
The door should not be opened frequently.
The refrigerator must be operated empty
without any food in it. Do not unplug your
refrigerator. If a power failure occurs out of
your control, please see the warnings in the
“Recommended solutions for the problems”
section. Original packaging and foam
materials should be kept for any future
transportation or moving.
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Door height adjustment
• If the freezer compartment door is higher
In case there is a problem with the alignment
of the doors in relation to one another, they
may be re-aligned vertically by following the
steps below. Ensure that the door shelves
are empty when adjusting the door height.
1. Remove the lower ventilation cover by
unscrewing its screws as shown in the
figure below. (See Figure B)
than the fridge compartment door, bring
them to the same level by turning the
compartment side in the reverse direction
of the arrow (as illustrated in Figure D)
using an M6 Allen wrench .
After adjusting the doors to the same level
with the aid of the elevation screws, ensure
that the doors of the refrigerator close
properly. If the doors do not close properly,
this may adversely affect the efficiency of the
2. Using a screwdriver, loosen the three
screws on the hinges of the lower door
which you wish to lift as shown in the
figure below. (Do not remove completely)
(See Figure C)
• If the freezer compartment door is lower
than the fridge compartment door, bring
them to the same level by turning the
compartment side in the direction of the
arrow (as illustrated in Figure D) using a
M6 Allen wrench .
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Adjusting the gap on the upper door
You can adjust the gap between the fridge
compartment doors as illustrated in the
The door shelves should be empty when
adjusting the door height.
Using a screwdriver, remove the screw of
the upper hinge cover of the door you want
to adjust.
Adjust the door as required by loosening the
Set the door you have adjusted by tightening
the screws. Be careful not to change the
door position whilst tightening the screws.
Important! Before removing hinge
covers switch off the refrigerator power
as there are wires in the hinge cover of the
Replace the hinge cover and fasten with the
securing screw.
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Installing the Water Filter
(in some models)
Installation Requirements
Two different water sources may be
connected to the refrigerator for the water
supply: the mains cold water supply and
water in a jug.
A pump should be used for water jug usage.
Check that the parts stated below are
supplied with your refrigerator.
The Place where the external filter is going
to be fitted should first be determined.
(Applies to the filter being used outside the
refrigerator.) Then, determine the distance
between the filter and the refrigerator and
required hose lengths from the filter to the
refrigerator water inlet.
The water filter must be held upright as
shown in the figure. It is important to attach
the filter properly to the water inlet and water
outlet points.
After attaching the filter, do not use the first 3
-4 glasses of water.
1. Union for connection of the water pipe to
the rear of the refrigerator .
2. 3 pipe clips (if required to secure the water
Since the following parts are not required to
be used with a jug, they may not be found in
the refrigerator you have purchased.
3. 5 meter long water pipe (1/4 inch in
4. Cold mains water valve with mesh filter
(Tap Adapter)
5. Water Filter to be fitted to the bracket
inside the fridge compartment.
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Connection of Water Hose to a Jug
(in some models)
Water connection to the refrigerator
Please follow the instructions carefully.
Connection of the Water Pipe to the
1. After installing the union onto the water
pipe, fit the water pipe to the refrigerator
inlet valve by pressing downwards firmly.
2. Fit the union as seen in the above figure,
by squeezing it by hand onto the
refrigerator inlet valve.
a- Water Pipe,
b- Union,
c- Valve
To connect water to the refrigerator from a
jug, a pump is needed.
Follow the instructions below. Start by
connecting one end of the water pipe from
the outward flow of the pump and the other
end onto the refrigerator inlet valve as
described on the “water connection to the
1. Complete the connection by pushing the
pump inlet water pipe into the inlet of the
pump as shown in figure A.
2. Place and fix the pump pipe into the jug
as shown in figure A.
3. After completing the connection, plug in
and run the pump.
To ensure efficient operation of the pump,
wait for 2-3 minutes after starting the pump.
You should not need to tighten the union
with a tool to achieve a water tight assembly.
In case of a leak use a correctly sized
spanner to tighten the union.
Figure A
Please refer to your pump user manual
whilst making the water connection. There is
no need of a water filter when a jug is used.
A pump must be used when using a jug.
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Fitting the water filter
Please follow the instructions below referring
to the figures supplied:
1. Press ice cancel button on the display.
2. Remove the filter cover in the fridge
compartment by pulling it forward.
3. Take out the water filter by-pass cover by
rotating it downwards.
Make sure that the “Ice off” mode is active
before taking out the by-pass cover.
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Note: It is normal for a few drops of water to
drip after the cover has been removed.
Fitting the water filter (continued)
The water filter should be replaced every 6
months. The water filter must be removed as
shown in the figure when it is going to be
replaced or when it will no longer be used
and the by-pass cover must be attached.
Ensure that Ice Off mode is active before
removal of the water filter.
4. Remove the lid on top of the water filter to
place it as shown in the figure and turn
upwards to lock it.
5. Press ice cancel button on the display
again to exit from this mode.
The water filter cleans some foreign particles
in the water. It does not purify water from
The Ice Off button must always be pressed
during replacement of the water filter or
installing the by-pass cover.
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Connection of the Water Pipe to the Cold
Water Mains Line (in some models)
Note -1:
If you want to use your refrigerator by
connecting it to the cold water mains line,
you will have to connect a standard 1/2”
valve connection fitting to the cold water
supply in your house. (In case this valve is
not present or if you are unsure, please
consult a qualified plumber).
There is no need to use a water filter in case
a jug is used.
Note -2:
A pump must be used when using the jug.
1. Separate the union from the tap adaptor.
(Figure A).
2. Install the tap adaptor to a 1/2” valve fitting
as shown in the figure. (Figure B).
3. After inserting the water pipe to the union,
install it to the tap adaptor and insert to
the tap as shown in the figure. (Figure C).
4. Tighten the union manually. In case of a
leak use a correctly sized spanner to
tighten the union.
Secure the water pipe to suitable points by
means of the pipe clips supplied to avoid any
damage or displacement or accidental
After turning on the water valve, make sure
that there is no leakage at both connection
points of the water pipe. In case of a leak,
turn off the valve immediately and tighten all
joints again using a correctly sized spanner.
Make sure that standard 1/2" valve fitting fed
by the cold mains water supply is available
and is turned off fully.
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The first 10 glasses of water should not be
Before first use of Ice/Water Dispenser
Water mains pressure must not be below 1
Water mains pressure must not be over 8
Pumps must be used in case the supply
water pressure drops below 1 bar or if a jug
is going to be used.
The water system of the refrigerator must be
connected to the cold water line. It must not
be connected to the hot water line.
No water may be obtained in the initial startup of the refrigerator. This is caused by the
air in the system. To discharge air from the
system, press the Dispenser latch for 1
minute periods until water flows from the
Dispenser. Water flow may be irregular in
the beginning. Irregular water flow will be
normalized after the air in the system is
Please note, ice cubes will not be ready for
the first 12 hours after switching on the
If there is not enough ice in the ice
dispenser, ice may not be obtained from ice
The first 30 cubes of ice to be obtained from
the Ice Dispenser must not be used.
Always use the water filter when a jug is not
being used.
Open door warning
An audio warning will be given when the
fridge or freezer compartment door of your
refrigerator is left open for a certain period of
time. This audio warning signal will mute
when any button on the indicator is pressed
or when the door is closed.
After the initial start-up of the refrigerator
approximately 12 hours must pass before
cold water can be obtained.
Water mains pressure must be between 1-8
bars for the operation of Ice/Water Dispenser
smoothly. For this, check that 1 glass of
water (100 cc) can be filled in 10 seconds.
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Using your refrigerator
1. Fridge Set button
2. Vacation mode button
3. Quick fridge button
4. Key lock button
5. Ice Off button
6. Water Dispenser Lights
7. Ice / Waste selection button
8. Water Dispenser light button
9. Filter Reset button
10. Auto Eco button
11. Fresh freeze button
12. Freezer Set button
13. Economy mode indicator
14. High humidity indicator
15. Quick cool indicator
16. Fridge temperature setting indicator
17. High temperature/error warning indicator
18. Fridge door open indicator
19. Key Lock indicator
20. Vacation mode indicator
21. Water indicator
22. No ice indicator
23. Crash Ice indicator
24. Cube Ice indicator
25. Auto Eco indicator
26. Filter reset indicator
27. Freezer door open indicator
28. Freezer Compartment Temperature
Setting indicator
29. Fast Freeze indicator
30. Ioniser indicator
Figures represented in this instruction manual are schematic and may not
correspond exactly with your refrigerator. If the parts are not included in the
refrigerator you have purchased, they may be model specific and therefore
only valid for some models.
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Placing food
Freezer compartment shelves
Various frozen food such as meat, fish, ice
cream, and vegetables
Egg holder
Fridge compartment shelves
Food in pans, covered plates and closed
Fridge compartment door shelves
Small and packaged food or drinks (such
as milk and fruit juice)
Vegetables and fruits
Chiller compartment
Delicatessen products (cheese and
Setting the fridge compartment
The fridge compartment temperature can be
set at one of the following temperatures:
8,6,4 and 2°C
Press the Fridge Set button to change. The
temperature will decrease by 2°C. Every
time you press the button, the temperature
will go down and then return to the highest
setting. Release at the desired temperature
and the new set temperature will be stored.
If your food is colder than you desire, you
can adjust the temperature setting of the
fridge compartment to 6 or 8.
Setting the freezer compartment
Freezer temperature can be set at one of the
following temperatures : -15 / -18 / -21 / -24
and -24°C
Every time you press the button, the
temperature will go down and then return to
the highest setting. Release at the desired
temperature and the new set temperature
will be stored.
Fresh Freeze Function
When you press “Fresh Freeze” button, the
compressor will run for about 14 hours.
Fresh Freeze indicator will glow. To cancel
this function press Fresh Freeze button
again. Fresh Freeze indicator will turn off
and return to its normal settings. Fresh
Freeze will cancel itself automatically after
about 12 hours if you do not cancel it.
If you want to freeze large amounts of fresh
food, press the Fresh Freeze button 14
hours before putting the food into the freezer
Press the Freezer Set button to change. The
temperature will decrease by 2°C.
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Quick Cool Function
When you press Quick Cool button, the
temperature of the compartment will be
colder than the adjusted values. This
function can be used for food placed in the
fridge compartment and required to be
cooled down rapidly.
After pressing the Quick Cool button, Quick
Cool indicator will glow. To cancel this
function press the Quick Cool button again.
The Quick Cool indicator will turn off and
return to its normal settings. The Quick Cool
function will cancel itself automatically in
case you do not cancel it.
Vacation Button
In case the fridge compartment will not be
used for a long time, the usage of the fridge
compartment may be cancelled by pressing
the Vacation Button. In this way, the
refrigerator may operate more economically.
Press on Vacation Button for 3 seconds to
activate this function. When this function is
active, the door of the fridge compartment
must be kept closed and no food must be left
in the fridge compartment.
Auto Eco Button (Special Economy
When the “Auto Eco” button is pressed, the
Auto Economy Function will be activated. If
the door of the fridge compartment is kept
closed for a long time when this function is
selected, the fridge compartment will switch
to a more economic operation mode to save
electricity automatically.
When the Auto Eco button is pressed again,
this function is deactivated.
The ioniser helps purify the air in the fridge,
the process is carried out automatically
Key Lock Button
The key lock is activated when this button is
pressed for 3 seconds and all buttons and
the dispenser latch will not work. If you want
to deactivate the key lock press again for 3
Water Dispenser Illumination
When the Light button is pressed, the water
dispenser lamp will light up and it will go off
when the button is pressed again. This
illumination will also light up when the water
dispenser latch is pressed, and it will go off a
short while after the latch is released.
Water/Ice Type Selection
With the Dispenser Selection button, either
one of “water”, “ice cube” or “crushed ice”
options is selected.
Ice/Water Dispenser
With its three different functions, the
dispenser efficiently meets your cold water,
cube ice and crushed ice needs without
having to open the door of the refrigerator. It
is a continuous cold water and ice source
without adding water.
User friendly control panel provides the
following dispensing functions:
• Water or ice can be dispensed for a
maximum of 90 seconds at each use.
• When the freezer door is open, the
dispenser will not work.
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Using the Ice Dispenser
Please note, ice cubes will not be ready for
the first 12 hours after switching on the
In case you do not need ice, such as during
winter or in case you are on vacation, select
the ice off function.
The Ice maker produces approximately 110
cubes of ice in 24 hours and this amount
may change according to the frequency of
opening of doors, refrigerator settings and
power outage. Ice may be obtained from the
dispenser as ice cubes or crushed ice.
It is normal to get crushed ice from the
dispenser in a longer time than in getting the
ice cubes.
It is normal to get crushed ice before the ice
cubes drop if the crushed ice option had
been selected before selecting the ice cube
If the ice dispenser hasn’t been used for a
long time or after a power cut the ice may
form clumps or if the ice has taken on a
change in smell or taste then the ice must be
disposed of and the icebox cleaned
Never use sharp objects to break the ice in
the icebox. This may cause damage to the
Foods should never be placed into the
icebox for quick cooling purposes.
When the icebox is to be removed for any
reason, first press the Ice Off Button.
Ice Off
To stop ice formation, press the Ice Off
button. When the Ice Off is selected, no
water will be taken into the Icematic.
However, already existing ice can be taken
from the dispenser. To restart ice formation,
Ice Off button must be pressed again.
If you do not use the ice dispenser, do not
forget to put the ice duct cover into the ring
inside of the freezer door. (See. Your
Refrigerator section)
FILTER Reset Button:
The water filter should be replaced every six
months. The filter reset indicator lifts if the
water filter needs to be changed.
Press the filter Reset Button for 3 seconds to
remove the filter reset indicator warning.
No ice must be added to the ice dispenser
compartment. This may adversely affect the
ice supply or crushing the ice.
It is normal to have a couple of ice cubes
stuck together in the icebank.
Moving parts such as blades in a
housing at the ice outlet of the
dispenser must not be touched to avoid
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Sliding Body Shelves
Using the water dispenser
The sliding body shelves can be removed by
lifting them slightly from the front, the
shelves can then be moved back and forth.
There are 2 stop points, the first allows for
the shelf to be pulled to a certain point in
order that foods placed at the back of the
shelf may be easily accessed; when the
shelf is pulled and slightly lifted upwards
when it reaches the second stop point, the
body shelf will be released.
The shelf should be held firmly from the
bottom in order to prevent the shelf from
tipping over.
It is normal for the first few glasses of water
taken from the dispenser to be warm.
In cases where the water dispenser has not
been used frequently, a sufficient amount of
water must be drained from the dispenser to
obtain fresh water.
The body shelf is held in place by the rails
on the sides of the refrigerator body.
The shelf may be placed on one of the lower
or upper level rails as required. The body
shelf should be pushed backwards gently
until it is completely seated.
Spillage Tray
Any water that drips whilst using the water
dispenser accumulates in the spillage tray.
You can remove spillage tray by pulling it to
yourself or pressing on its edge (depending
on the model). You can remove the water
with a sponge or a soft cloth.
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Blue light
Food stored in the crispers that are
illuminated with a blue light continue their
photosynthesis by means of the wavelength
effect of blue light and thus, preserve their
freshness and increase their vitamin content.
Crisper humidity control sliders
The crisper of your refrigerator has been
designed to help keep vegetables fresh
without loosing their humidity. Cold air
circulates around the crisper and the amount
of cold air passing through the crisper is
controlled by the sliders on the front side of
the crisper cover.
You can adjust the humidity control sliders to
a suitable position according to the humidity
and cooling condition of the food in the
If you want your food in the crisper to cool
more, open the holes of the humidity control
sliders and if you want them to cool less and
keep their humidity for a longer time, close
the holes.
Egg tray
You can install the egg holder to the desired
door or body shelf.
Never store the egg holder in the
freezer compartment .
Fresh Freeze Compartment
This compartment freezes your food quickly
and preserves their tastes and nutritional
Dual cooling system:
Your refrigerator is equipped with two
separate cooling systems to cool the fresh
food compartment and freezer compartment.
Thus, air in the fresh food compartment and
freezer compartment do not get mixed.
Thanks to these two separate cooling
systems, cooling speed is much higher than
compartments do not get mixed. Additional
power saving is also achieved since the
defrosting is performed individually.
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• Unwrapped food containing acids or salt
The freezer compartment
Deep-freeze information
• Food
must be frozen as rapidly as
possible when placed in a freezer to
maintain its quality.
• It is possible to keep food for a long time
period only at temperatures of -18 degrees
C or lower.
• The quality of food in a freezer can be
temperatures of -18 degrees C or lower.
• Pre-packed commercially frozen food
should be stored in accordance with the
frozen food manufacturer’s instructions for
(4 star)
frozen food
• To ensure that the high quality achieved by
the frozen food manufacturer and the food
retailer is maintained, the following should
be remembered:
Put packages in the freezer as quickly as
possible after purchase. Ensure that
contents are labelled and dated. Do not
exceed “Use By” or “Best Before” dates on
the packaging.
If there is a power failure do not open the
freezer door. Even if the power failure
lasts up to the “Temperature rise time” as
indicated on the refrigerator specifications
table, frozen food will not be affected. In
case the failure lasts longer, the food must
be checked and when necessary, must be
consumed immediately or must be frozen
after being cooked.
• Wrap all food before storage. Seal all
foods, or place in airtight containers to
prevent dehydration.
• Eliminate all the air pockets from
packages and keep air out by firm sealing.
• When packaging in sheet material such as
aluminium foil, parcel tightly and press out
all air pockets. All folds should be sealed
with deep-freeze sealing tape.
may permanently stain the cabinet interior.
When loading bulk into the freezer, load
one quarter at a time and allow to freeze
before loading the next quarter.
Divide food into reasonable portions
according to your requirements.
Allow hot food to cool before putting it into
the freezer. Freeze cooked food in small
quantities. This ensures rapid freezing and
maintains the quality of the food.
Food that has defrosted must be
consumed within 24 hours. Only cooked
food can be refrozen. Do not re-freeze
food that has defrosted.
Do not exceed the expiry date shown on
food packs.
Do not take out frozen food with wet
hands. Your hands could stick to the
frozen food.
material to avoid odour penetration or
degradation of the food.
Transport pre-frozen food from the
supermarket in foil lined cooler bags and
transfer to the home freezer as soon as
Place fresh food to be frozen near the side
walls of the freezer to ensure fast freezing.
Never exceed the maximum freezing
capacity of the freezer. If you are going to
freeze fresh food in excess of 2 kg. turn
the Fresh Freeze function on and wait for
at least three hours before placing the
fresh food in the freezer. Do not freeze too
large a quantity of food at any one time.
The quality of the food is best preserved
when it is frozen right through to the centre
as quickly as possible. Take special care
not to mix already frozen food and fresh
The fridge and freezer compartments defrost
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Note If you find that the door of the freezer is difficult to open just after you have closed it, this
is due to the pressure difference which will equalize and allow for the door to be opened
normally after a few minutes.
Deep Freeze packaging information
Materials to be used for packaging must be tear-proof and resistant to cold, humidity, odour,
oils and acids and they must also be airtight. They must be made from materials that are
suitable for deep freeze usage.
Materials necessary for packaging
Cold resistant adhesive tape, Self adhesive labels, Rubber rings and a Pen.
Freezer compartment settings
Freezer Compartment
Fridge Compartment
This is the normal recommended setting.
-18,-21 or -24°C
These settings are recommended when
the ambient temperature exceeds 30°C.
Fresh Freeze
Use when you wish to freeze your food in a
short time. Your refrigerator will return to its
previous mode when the process is over.
-15°C or colder
If you think that your fridge compartment is
not cold enough because of the hot
conditions or frequent opening and closing
of the door.
-15°C or colder
Quick Cool
You can use it when your fridge
compartment is overloaded or if you wish to
cool down your food rapidly. It is
recommended that you activate quick fridge
function 4-8 hours before placing the food.
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Chiller compartments
Icebox and Water Reservoir
If you wish to use the storage container Follow the procedure and warnings below
under the shelf as the Chiller compartment, when cleaning of the icebox:
the storage container under the shelf should
be placed as shown in the picture.
Remove the Icebox by lifting it first and then
pulling it towards yourself as shown in the
Chiller compartments help prepare foods, diagram below.
that you intend to freeze, to be ready for
freezing. You can also use these Empty the ice in the Icebox, if any. Do not
compartments to store food at a temperature use sharp objects to remove stuck ice as this
fridge may result in personal injury or may damage
the Icebox.
You can increase the inner volume of your
Pay attention that the inside of the Icebox is
refrigerator by removing any of the chiller
not wet/damp before placing it back into its
To do this, simply pull the compartment
towards yourself; the compartment will stop To get ice from the ice dispenser after
placing the Icebox back into its housing and
when it reaches the stopper.
closing the freezer door, exit from Ice Off
The compartment will be released when you mode by pressing the Ice Off key again.
lift it about 1 cm and pull it towards yourself.
Do not touch the moving parts in the
Icebox, as there are sharp blades
Leave the Water Reservoir empty when
it is not going to be used for an extended
period of time .
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Since the following are not factory faults they
are the owners responsibility:
Maintenance and Cleaning
• Always disconnect the plug from the
mains socket before cleaning.
Note that turning the thermostat to ‘0’
does not switch the power off to the
Clean the inside of the refrigerator when
necessary by using a solution of one table
spoon of Bicarbonate of Soda to two litres
of warm water.
Dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use pot scorers or abrasive
powders to clean the refrigerator.
Spillages, especially citric and acidic
juices, must be wiped up immediately as
they could stain the interior of the
Shelves and freezer baskets, where fitted,
may be removed for cleaning purposes.
The back of the refrigerator may be
vacuumed or dusted using a soft bristle
A mild furniture polish may be used on the
exterior cabinet to add lustre and protect
against finger marks.
Make sure that no water enters the lamp
housing and other electrical items.
If your refrigerator is not going to be used
for a long period of time, unplug the power
cable, remove all food, clean it and leave
the door ajar.
Check door seals regularly to ensure they
are clean and free from food particles.
To remove door racks, remove all the
contents and then simply push the door
rack upwards from the base.
Owner’s responsibility
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the
food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they have been
recommended by the manufacturer.
Damage to the exterior finish.
Breakage of glass and other components.
Replacement of light bulbs.
Damage caused through improper use of
the appliance.
• Damage caused by moving the appliance.
Protection of plastic surfaces
Do not place liquid oils or oil-cooked meals
in your refrigerator in unsealed containers as
they may damage the plastic surfaces of
your refrigerator.
In case of spilling or smearing oil on the
plastic surfaces, clean and rinse the relevant
part of the surface at once with warm water.
Replacing the Interior Light Bulb
(See diagrams on following page)
Should the light fail to work, proceed as
1. Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out
the mains plug.
Remove all shelves and drawers for easy
2. Illumination covers in freezer and fridge
sections are opened by pressing by hand;
first release one side and then the other
by pressing on the sides as shown in the
figures on the following page.
3. First check that the bulb has not worked
loose by ensuring that it is screwed
securely into the holder. Reinsert the plug
and switch on. If the bulb works, reinstall
the light cover by inserting the rear lug
and pushing up to locate the front two
4. If the light still fails to work, switch off at
the socket outlet and pull out the mains
plug. Replace the bulb with a new 15 watt
(max) screw cap E14 (SES) bulb.
5. Carefully dispose of the burnt-out light
bulb immediately.
Replacement light bulbs can easily be
obtained from a good local electrical or DIY
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Trouble Shooting
Please review this list before calling a service centre. It could save you time and money. This
list includes frequent complaints that do not arise from defective workmanship or material
usage. Some of the features described here may not apply to your model.
The refrigerator does
not operate.
• Make sure the refrigerator plug is securely plugged in.
• Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
• Test the wall socket for power using another appliance.
• Inspect the electrical cord for damage.
• Eliminate the use of an extension cord, if any is being used.
Condensation on the
side wall of the fridge
• Very cold ambient conditions. Frequent opening and closing of the door.
Highly humid ambient conditions. Storage of food containing liquid in
open containers. Leaving the door ajar. Switching the thermostat to a
colder degree.
• Decreasing the amount of time the door is left open or using it less
• Covering the food stored in open containers with a suitable material.
• Wipe the condensation using a dry cloth and check if it persists.
Compressor is not
• Protective thermic of the compressor will blow out during sudden power
failures or plug-outs and plug-ins as the refrigerant pressure in the
cooling system of the refrigerator has not yet been balanced. Your
refrigerator will start running approximately after 6 minutes. Please call a
service centre if the refrigerator does not start up at the end of this period.
• The fridge is in defrost cycle. This is normal for a fully automatic
defrosting refrigerator. The defrosting cycle occurs periodically.
• Your refrigerator is not plugged into the wall socket. Make sure that the
plug is properly fitted into the wall socket.
• Have the temperature adjustments been correctly made?
• Power might be cut off.
The fridge is running
continuously or for a
long time.
• Your new refrigerator may be wider than the previous one. This is quite
normal. Large refrigerators operate for a longer period of time.
• The ambient room temperature may be high. This is quite normal.
• The refrigerator might have been plugged in recently or might have been
loaded with food. Cooling down of the refrigerator completely may last for
a couple of hours longer.
• Large amounts of hot food might have been put in the refrigerator
recently. Hot food causes longer running of the refrigerator until the food
has cooled down.
• Doors might have been opened frequently or left ajar for a long time. The
warm air that has entered into the refrigerator causes the refrigerator to
run for longer periods. Open the doors less frequently.
• The freezer or fridge compartment door might have been left ajar. Check
that the doors are tightly closed.
• The refrigerator is adjusted to a very low temperature. Adjust the
refrigerator temperature to a warmer degree and wait until the temperature
is achieved.
• The door seal of the fridge or freezer may be soiled, worn out, broken or
not properly seated. Clean or replace the seal. A damaged/broken seal
causes the refrigerator to run for a longer period of time in order to
maintain the current temperature.
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Freezer temperature is
very low while the
fridge temperature is
• The freezer temperature is adjusted to a very low temperature. Adjust the
freezer temperature to a warmer degree and check.
Fridge temperature is
very low while the
freezer temperature is
• The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very low
temperature. Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree and check.
Food kept in the
fridge compartment
drawers are freezing.
• The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very low
temperature. Adjust the fridge temperature to a warmer degree and
Temperature in the
fridge or freezer is
very high.
• The fridge temperature might have been adjusted to a very high degree.
Fridge adjustment has an effect on the temperature of the freezer.
Change the temperature of the fridge or freezer until the fridge or freezer
temperature reaches a sufficient level.
• Doors might have been opened frequently or left ajar for a long time;
open them less frequently.
• Door might have been left ajar; close the door completely.
• Large amount of hot food might have been put in the refrigerator
recently. Wait until the fridge or freezer reaches the desired temperature.
• The refrigerator might have been plugged in recently. Complete cooling
down of the refrigerator takes time.
The operating noise
increases when the
refrigerator is
The operating performance of the refrigerator may change due to the
changes in the ambient temperature. It is normal and not a fault.
Vibrations or
• The floor is not even or it is weak. The refrigerator rocks when moved
slowly. Make sure that the floor is strong enough to carry the refrigerator,
and level.
• The noise may be caused by the items put onto the refrigerator. Items on
top of the refrigerator should be removed.
There are noises
coming from the
refrigerator like liquid
spilling or spraying.
• Liquid and gas flow occur in accordance with the operating principles of
your refrigerator. It is normal and not a fault.
There is a noise like
wind blowing.
• Fans are used in order to cool the refrigerator. It is normal and not a
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Condensation on the
inner walls of
• Hot and humid weather increases icing and condensation. It is normal
and not a fault.
• Doors might have been left ajar; make sure that the doors are fully
• Doors might have been opened frequently or left ajar for a long time;
open them less frequently.
Humidity occurs on the
outside of the
refrigerator or between
the doors.
• There might be humidity in the air; this is quite normal in humid weather.
When the humidity is less, condensation will disappear.
Bad odour inside the
• The inside of the refrigerator must be cleaned. Clean the inside of the
refrigerator with a sponge, lukewarm water or carbonated water.
• Some containers or package materials might cause the smell. Use a
different container or different brand of packaging material.
The door is not
• Food packages may prevent the door's closing. Repack the packages
that are obstructing the door.
• The refrigerator is not completely level on the floor and rocks when
slightly moved. Adjust the elevation screws.
• The floor is not level or strong. Make sure that the floor is level and
capable of carrying the weight of the refrigerator.
Crispers are stuck.
• The food might be touching the ceiling of the drawer. Rearrange the food
in the drawer.
Refrigerator specifications
Appliance type
Double door Refrigerator / Freezer
Total Gross volume (L.)
Net volume (L.)
Dimensions (HxWxD) mm
Energy class (1)
Climate class
Temperature rise time
8 Hours
Energy consumption
1,438 kW/24 hr
Refrigerant gas
(1) Energy classes : A . . . G
(A = economical . . . G = less economical)
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Service Centres
If you have followed the instructions and still have a problem, contact the nearest
Defy Service Centre. They will be able to advise you on any aspect of the product
or send a qualified technician to repair it.
160 Long Street, Hilton,
Bloemfontein 9301.
Tel. 051 400 3900
[email protected]
Cnr. Mimetes & Kruger Sts. Denver ext.12
Johannesburg. 2094.
Tel. 011 621 0200 or 011 621 0300
[email protected]
5A Marconi Rd.
Montague Gardens, 7441.
Tel. 021 526 3000
[email protected]
87 Nelson Mandela Drive.
Superbia 0699.
Tel. 0152 92 1166 / 7 / 8 / 9.
[email protected]
35 Intersite Avenue,
Umgeni Business Park, Durban 4051.
Tel. 031 268 3300
[email protected]
112 Patterson Road,
North End, Port Elizabeth 6001.
Tel. 041 401 6400
[email protected]
16 Bowls Rd. Arcadia,
East London 5201.
Tel. 043 743 7100
[email protected]
Block A1 Old Mutual Industrial Park.
Cnr. D.F.Malan Drive & Moot Str.
Hermanstad. 0082.
Tel. 012 377 8300
[email protected]
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This certificate is issued by DEFY APPLIANCES LIMITED manufacturers of Defy and
Ocean products, hereinafter the Company, to the original purchaser only, of the appliance
described on the certificate and shall constitute the only warranty given in respect of this
The Company warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of TWO YEARS from
date of purchase the appliance is free from defect under normal domestic use, both in
workmanship and material, subject to the following conditions.
1. Repair or replacement of any part of this appliance, found by the Company to be defective, shall be at the election of the Company. The Company reserves the right to effect
such service through any of its Service Divisions or Authorised Service Dealers. The cost
of such service shall be borne by the Company in full, provided that the appliance is located no further than 50km from a Company Service Centre or an Authorised Service
Dealer. Where the appliance is located beyond the 50km radius, the purchaser shall be
liable for the standard travelling charges, as determined by the Company.
2. Vitreous enamelware, fuses and lamps are specifically excluded from these warranties. It
is an express condition of these warranties that the purchaser takes due care and attention in the use and maintenance of the appliance. Abuse, misuse in conflict with operating
instructions, connection to incorrect voltages and subjection to commercial use shall release the Company from its obligations.
3. This warranty shall become void and cease to operate if the appliance is dismantled by,
or any repairs to the appliance are effected by any persons not duly authorised by the
Company, or if substitute parts not approved by the Company are used in the appliance,
or if the serial number of the appliance is removed.
4. The Company shall not be responsible for damages resulting from fire, flood, civil disturbances or any Act of God. The Company shall not, in terms of these warranties be responsible nor held liable for any consequential loss or damage of any kind caused by or
due to the failure or malfunction of the appliance.
5. The Company shall not be responsible for transportation or other costs other than those
incurred within the provisions of Point 1 of this Certificate.
6. These warranties shall not apply to the appliance if it is purchased or used beyond the
borders of the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
7. Where service is requested under warranty and no fault or defect can be found by the
Company, all costs incurred will be for the purchaser's account.
8. This Certificate as well as your invoice will serve as proof of purchase. For the purpose
of warranty, it will be essential to produce this Certificate and invoice. Failure to do so, will
render the purchaser liable for service costs.
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Record in the space below the listed
information for future reference.
The serial number may be found on
the serial label located at the rear of
the machine.
Please register your product at
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P.O.BOX 12004
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