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Dear customer,
Before placing your new refrigerator/freezer into operation please read
these operating instructions carefully. They contain important information
for safe use, for installation and for care of the appliance.
Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them
on to possible new owners of the appliance.
Notes which are important for your safety or for the proper functioning of
the appliance are stressed with a warning triangle and/ or with signal
words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!! ). Please observe the following
Supplementary information regarding operation and practical applications
of the appliance appear after this symbol.
Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use of
the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section “Trouble shooting”.
If these instructions should not be sufficient, contact your local Service
Force Centre.
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4.Important Safety Instruction
6.Remove transport packaging
7.Installation Location
7.Your refrigerator needs air
8.Reversing the door
9.Changing over the freezer compartment door
10.Prior to Initial Start up
10.Description of the appliance
10.View of the appliance
10.Starting up and temperature regulation
11.Interior Accessories
11.Storage shelves/wire trays
12.Correct storage
12.Freezing and storing frozen food
13.Preparation of Ice Cubes
14.The fridge defrosts automatically
14.Defrosting the freezer compartment
15.Switching off the appliance
15.Cleaning and Care
16.Energy Saving Tips
16.Trouble shooting
16.Correcting Malfunctions
18.Changing the light bulb
18.Noises during Operation
19.Electrical connection
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Important Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
you fully understand them before installing or using the appliance.
Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about the
meaning of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department
for assistance.
Intended use
The refrigerator is intended for use in the home. It is suitable for the
cooling, freezing and storing of frozen food, as well as for making ice.
If the appliance is used for purposes other than those intended or
used incorrectly, no liability can be accepted by the manufacturer for
any damage that may be caused.
Alterations or changes to the refrigerator are not permitted for
reasons of safety. If you use the refrigerator in a commercial
application or for purposes other than the cooling, freezing or
frozen storage of foods, the manufacturer accepts no liability
for any damages which may occur.
Prior to initial start-up
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply cable.
If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized service
or qualified personnel using a special cable of the same type.
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no circumstance
should a damaged appliance be plugged in! In the event of damage,
please contact your supplier.
WARNING-Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in
the build-in structure, clear of obstruction.
WARNING-Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
WARNING-Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING- This appliance is not intended for use by young children or
infirm persons unless they have been adequately supervised by a
responsible person to ensure that they can use the appliance safely .
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
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WARNING—This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
WARNING—When disposing of the appliance do so only at an authorized
waste disposal centre. Do not expose to flame.
WARNING—if the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a
special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service
Refrigerant gas is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance.
Ensure that none of the components of the refrigerant circuit becomes
damaged during transportation and installation.
During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that
none of the components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
avoid open flames and sources of ignition;
thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
Safety of children
Packaging (e.g. wraps, polystyrene) can be dangerous for children.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material away from children!
Please make old appliances unusable prior to disposal. Pull out the
mains plug, cut off the mains cable, break or remove spring or bolt
catches, if fitted. By doing this you ensure that children cannot lock
themselves in the appliance when playing (there is risk of suffocation!)
or get themselves into other dangerous situations.
Often children cannot recognize the hazards present in household
appliances. It is therefore important that you ensure adequate
supervision and never let children play with the appliance!
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Daily Operation
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low temperatures.
There is a risk of an explosion! Do not store any containers with
flammable materials such as spray cans, fire extinguisher refill
cartridges etc in the refrigerator and/or freezer.
Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment. They
can burst when the contents freeze, high carbonate content drinks
can even explode! Never store lemonade, juices, beer, wine, sparkling
wine etc. in the freezer compartment.
Do not put ice cream or ice cubes in the mouth immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment. Very cold ice can freeze to the
lips or tongue and cause injury.
Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could freeze to the
Do not operate any electrical appliances in the refrigerator and/or
freezer (e.g. electric ice cream makers, mixers etc.).
Before cleaning the appliance, always switch off the appliance and
unplug it, or pull the house fuse or switch off the circuit breaker.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not pull
on the cable.
In case of malfunction
If a malfunction occurs on the appliance, please look first in the @Trouble
shooting. @ section of these instructions. If the information given there
does not help, please do not perform any further repairs yourself.
Under no circumstance should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury
or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Force Centre.
Remove transport packaging
The appliance and the interior fittings are protected for transport.
Pull off the adhesive tape on the left and right side of the door. You can
remove any remnants of adhesive using white spirit.
Remove all adhesive tape and packing pieces from the interior of the
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Installation Location
The appliance should be set up in a well-ventilated, dry room.
Energy use and efficient performance of the appliance is affected by the
ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore not be exposed to direct sunlight;
Do not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat;
only be installed at a location whose ambient temperature corresponds
to the climate classification, for which the appliance is designed.
The climate classification can be found on the serial plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
Climate classification
For an ambient temperature
+10 to +32℃
+16 to +32℃
+16 to +38℃
+16 to +43℃
If the refrigeration appliance is installed next to another refrigerator or
freezer a clearance of 5 cm at the sides is required, in order to prevent
the formation of condensation on the outside of the appliance.
Your refrigerator needs air .
For correct operation this appliance must be located in a dry
atmosphere, away from heat sources, e.g. cookers, radiators, boilers
and direct sunlight.
You should also ensure that air can circulate freely around the back and
the top of the cabinet. There should be 100mm between the top of the
cabinet and any overhanging kitchen furniture.
Alternatively allow 50mm between the top of the cabinet and any
overhanging kitchen furniture and a gap of 25mm on either side of the
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Reversing the door
This refrigerator has the capability of either opening the door from the
left or right side. This unit is delivered to you with the door opening from
the left side. Should you desire to reverse the opening direction, please
follow these instructions.
All parts removed must be saved to do the reinstallation of the door.
Reversal Refrigerator Door
1.Remove the screw nails (11).
2. Keep the door open, raise the end of the top cover, push it(10) frontad and
take it off from the block(9) of the top cover, then move the bottom block(8).
3.Remove the two screws blot (6) that connect the upper hinge (5) on the right
side of the cabinet top.
4.Carefully lift the door and place it on a padded surface to prevent scratching.
5.Remove the plug (7) and transfer it to the uncovered hole on the right side
of the unit. Be sure to press the button firmly into the hole.
6.Remove the two screws(6) that hold the lower hinge (2) on the right side of
the unit.
7.Remove the screw-type leveling front leg (4) and transfer it to the right side
as shown in the adjacent figure.
8.Set the door into it's new place making sure the pin enters the bushing at the
lower frame section (hole).
9.Secure the upper hinge (5) previously removed in step 3 on the left side of the
unit. Make sure the pin enters the bushing on the upper frame section (hole).
10.Loosely secure the lower left hinge (2) and do not tighten the bolts until the
door is in the closed position and leveled.
11.Insert the plug (7) on the uncovered holes (right side).
12.Fix the decoration block(8)in the right of the top cover plate(10).
13. Keep the door open, raise the end of the top cover, pull it(10) backwards
to hitch the block(9).
14.After the assembly of the top cover, close the door, fix the top cover(10 )
with the screw(11).
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Low Hinge
Upper Hinge
Adjustable Low Foot
Adjustable High Foot
Screw Bolt
Decoration Block
The block of the top cover
Top Cover Plate
Screw nail
Changing over the freezer compartment door
Open the freezer compartment door a little way.
Using a small screwdriver, press the spring
in the opening of the lower door bearing
slightly upwards and take the door bearing
out complete with the door.
Position the covering cap (M) on
the opposite side.
Turn the freezer compartment door
through 180 and fit the lower door
bearing into the lower bearing
cavity of the freezer compartment
Lift the freezer compartment door
a little way upwards, fit it into the
upper door bearing, and at the
same time insert the lower door bearing into
the square hole.
Small upward and downward adjustments of the freezer
compartment door will make fitting easier.
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Prior to Initial Start-up
Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to
initial start-up (see section: cleaning and Care).
Description of the appliance
View of the appliance
1.Butter/cheese compartments
and egg storage insert
2.Door storage compartment
3.Bottle shelf
4.Vegetable drawers
5.Storage shelves
6.Temperature regulator
7.Freezer compartment
8.Rating plate
Starting up and temperature regulation
Insert the plug of the connection lead into the plug socket with
protective earth contact. When the refrigerator compartment door
is opened, the internal lighting is switched on.
The temperature selector knob is located on the RH side of the
refrigerator compartment.
Setting “0”means: Off.
Turning clockwise in direction “1” Refrigerating unit on, the latter then
operating automatically.
Setting” 1”meants:
Highest temperature, warmest setting.
Setting “7”(end-stop) means:
Lowest temperature, coldest setting.
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The temperatures in the refrigerator compartment and freezer
compartment cannot be independently regulated.
At a low ambient temperature of around 16℃, setting'1' should be
selected. At ambient temperatures of around 25℃ , select setting'2' .
If you require a lower temperature, select setting '3'or'4'. On this
setting, you can be sure the fresh food will be reliably frozen and that a
storage temperature of –12℃ will be maintained in the freezer
If you want the freeze fresh food rapidly, select setting '7',ensuring
that the temperature in the refrigerator compartment does not drop
below 0℃. You should also promptly reset the temperature regulator
to setting '3' or '4'.
High ambient temperatures (e.g. on hot summer days) and a cold
setting on the temperature regulator (position'6' to '7') can cause the
compressor to run continuously.
Reason: when the ambient temperature is high, the compressor
mustrun continuously to maintain the low temperature in the appliance.
The fridge will not be able to defrost since automatic defrosting of
the fridge is only possible when the compressor is not running
(see also 'Defrosting' section). The result is the build up of a thick
layer of frost on the fridge rear wall.
If this happens, turn the temperature regulator back to a warmer setting
(position '3'to '4'). At this setting the compressor will be switched on
and off as usual and automatic defrosting recommenced.
Interior Accessories
Storage shelves/wire trays
Various glass or plastic storage shelves and wire trays are included
with your appliance- different models have different combinations.
You should always slide one of the full size glass storage shelves into
the lowest set of guides, above the fruit and vegetable containers, and
keep it in this position.
The height of the storage shelves can be adjusted:
To do this pull the storage shelf forward until it can be swivelled
upwards or downwards and removed.
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Please do the same in reverse to insert the shelf at a different height.
Correct storage
1.Butter and cheese
4.Cheese storage, fruit, and vegetables
5.Meat, salami, cold cuts, dairy produce
6.Ready meals, pastries, preserves
7.Frozen food storage/freezing food
Food in the fridge should always be covered or packaged, to prevent
drying and tainting of other food.
The following are suited for packaging:
-Polyethylene airtight bags and wraps;
-Plastic containers with lids;
-Special plastic covers with elastic;
-aluminium foil.
Freezing and storing frozen food
The freezer compartment is for freezing and storing food.
The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –12℃ or colder
before freezing food or storing food already frozen.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time (max. 1 kg per 24 hrs).
The quality of the food is best preserved when it is frozen right through
to the core as quickly as possible.
Allow warm food to cool down before freezing. The warmth will cause
increased ice formation and increase the power consumption.
Please note the maximum storage times specified by the manufacturer.
Thawed foods which have not been processed further
(cooked into meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen
a second time.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low
temperatures. There is a risk of an explosion! Do not store any
containers with flammable materials such as spray cans, fire
extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the freezer compartment.
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Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst
when the contents freeze, high carbonate content drinks can even
explode! Never store lemonade, juices, beer, wine, sparkling wine etc.
in the freezer compartment.
All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do not dry
out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of other
frozen goods occurs.
Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could stick to the
food and cause skin abrasions.
Lay the packaged food on the floor of the freezer compartment.
Unfrozen food must not touch items already frozen, otherwise the
frozen food could begin to defrost.
The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
special cans for frozen goods;
extra-thick aluminium foil.
The followings are suitable for sealing bags and wrap:
plastic clips, rubber bands or tape.
Smooth the air out of the bag before sealing; air makes it easier for the
frozen food to dry out.
Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
Do not fill cans for frozen goods to the brim with liquid or paste-like
goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
Preparation of Ice Cubes
Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer
compartment and leave to freeze.
To loosen the frozen cubes, either bend the ice cube tray or hold it under
running water for a few seconds.
Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to the freezer compartment
using pointed or sharp edged objects, since you may damage the
refrigerating circuit. Use the plastic scraper.
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The fridge defrosts automatically
The rear wall of the fridge covers with frost when the compressor is
running, and defrosts when the compressor is off. The water from
the thawing frost evaporates by itself.
Defrosting the freezer compartment
During use and when the freezer compartment door is opened,
moisture is deposited in the freezer compartment as frost. Remove
this frost from time to time with the soft plastic scraper. Under no
circumstances, use hard or pointed objects to remove frost.
The freezer compartment should always be defrosted when the layer
of frost has reached a thickness of approx. 4 millimetres; however at
least once a year. A good time for defrosting is when the appliance is
empty or contains only little food.
Do not use electrical heating appliances or any other mechanical or
artificial devices to speed up the defrosting process, with the exception
of those recommended in these operating instructions.
Do not use defrosting sprays, they can be hazardous to your health
and/or contain substances that damage plastics.
Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could stick to the
food and cause skin abrasions.
Remove frozen food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and store it,
covered, in a cool place.
Switch off the appliance and unplug it, or pull the fuse or switch off the
circuit breaker.
You can speed up the defrosting water in the freezer compartment
and closing the doors. Remove pieces of ice that have fallen before
they completely defrost.
After defrosting, thoroughly clean the freezer compartment
(see “Cleaning and Care” section).
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Switching off the appliance
To switch off the appliance, turn the temperature regulator to position “0”.
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
Remove all refrigerated packages.
Switch off the appliance by turning the temperature regulator to position “0”.
Remove the mains plug or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or fuse.
Clean thoroughly (see section “cleaning and Care”).
Leave the door open to avoid the build up of odour.
Cleaning and Care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories,
should be cleaned regularly.
The appliance may not be connected to the mains during cleaning.
Danger of electrical shock! Before cleaning switch the appliance off and
remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker
or fuse.
Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could
accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock!
Hot vapour can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e.g.
lemon juice or the juice from orange peel;
butyric acid;
cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with appliance parts.
Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
Remove frozen food and the food from the refrigerator. Wrap frozen food
in several layers of newspaper. Store it in a cool place, well covered.
Defrost the freezer compartment prior to cleaning
(see @Defrosting@ section).
Switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the mains, or switch
off or turn out the circuit breaker or fuse.
Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and
lukewarm water. Commercially available dish washing detergents may
also be used.
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After cleaning wipe with fresh water and rub dry.
Accumulation of dust at the condenser increases energy consumption.
For this reason carefully clean the condenser at the back of the
appliance once a year with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
Check the water drain hole on the rear wall of the fridge.
After everything is dry place appliance back into service.
Energy Saving Tips
Do not install the appliance near cookers, radiators or other sources of
warmth. High ambient temperatures cause longer, more frequent
operation of the compressor.
Ensure sufficient air circulation and exhaust at the appliance base and
at the back wall of the appliance. Never cover air vent openings.
Do not place warm foods into the appliance. Allow warm foods to
cool first.
Only leave door open as long as necessary.
Do not set temperature any colder than necessary.
Put frozen food in the fridge to defrost. The cold in the frozen food will
then be used to cool the fridge.
Always keep the heat emitting condenser, the metal grille on the rear
wall of your appliance clean.
Trouble shooting
Correcting Malfunctions
Spare parts:
The following spare parts can be ordered from your local AEG Service
Force Centre. You can fit these yourself without any special skill
ortraining, e.g.:
butter/cheese compartment,
egg holders,
door racks,
fruit and vegetable drawers,
storage racks
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A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can rectify
yourself using the following instructions. Do not perform any other work
on the appliance if the following information does not provide assistance
in your specific case.
Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
competent service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to
significant hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing,
please contact your specialist dealer or your local Service Force Centre.
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Changing the light bulb
There is a risk of electric shocks! Before changing the light
bulb, switch off the appliance and unplug it, or pull the fuse or the
circuit breaker.
Light bulb data:220~240 V, max. 15 W
To switch off the appliance, turn the temperature regulator to position
Unplug the mains plug.
To change the light bulb, undo the
Press the light bulb cover as shown
and slide it backwards.
Change the defective light bulb.
Refit the light bulb cover and the
Put the refrigerator back into operation.
Noises during Operation
The following noises are characteristic of refrigeration appliances:
Whenever the compressor switches on or off, a click can be heard.
As soon as the compressor is in operation, you can hear it humming.
When refrigerant flows into thin tubes, you can hear
bubbling or splashing noises. Even after the compressor has been
switched off, this noise can be heard for a short time.
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Electrical connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or competent person.
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacture declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.
The wires in the mains lead are colored in accordance with the following code
1 Green and Yellow: Earth
3 Brown:
5 Blue:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to the terminal marked either with
the letter “E” or by the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the termi-nal either marked with the letter “N”
or col-oured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the ter-minal either marked with the “L” or
colour-ed red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is present and the cord clamp 4 is
secure over the outer sheath.
5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the
appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted 2 . In the event of having to change
the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious safety
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