Proline PLC550FFW-U User`s manual

Proline PLC550FFW-U User`s manual
Frost Free
Fridge Freezer
1.Temperature control knob
5.Drawer C/ D
2.Refrigerator shelf
3.Lamp switch
6.Drawer B
7.Door rack
8.Bottle rack
4.Crisper Drawer
Note : Compartment design may change due to product improvement, No prior notice will
be given.
This booklet contains the information you will require to install and operate your new
It is important and worthwhile spending time to fully read this booklet so you will
understand how to operate the appliance safely and efficiently.
Please keep this booklet in a safe place so that you can refer to it when required.
For your safety please read the following information.
Warning: This appliance must be earthed.
The appliance must be connected to a 240 volts 50 cycle AC supply by means of a three
pin socket, suitably earthed and should be protected by a 13 amp fuse in the plug.
The appliance is supplied with a standard 13 amp 3-pin plug fitted with a 13-amp fuse.
Should the fuse require replacement, it must be replaced with a fuse rated at 13 amp and
approved to BS1362.
If the mains plug is unsuitable for the socket outlet in your home or is removed for any
other reason, then the cut off plug should be disposed of safely, do not insert the cut off
plug into a mains outlet to prevent the hazard of electric shock. Remove the fuse before
There is a danger of electric shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13-amp socket
How to wire a 13 amp plug:
The wires in the mains lead on this appliance are colored in accordance with the following
Green and Yellow - Earth
Blue – Neutral
Brown – Live
As the colours may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in your plug
proceed as follows.
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter E or with the earth symbol
or colored green and yellow.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked L.
You must make sure the mains cord is firmly secured under the cord clamp.
Check that the voltage marked on the rating plate matches that of your local supply.
Failure to use the correct voltage will render the guarantee VOID and may cause damage to
the appliance.
The manufacturer accepts NO responsibility for using any other voltage than that marked on
the rating plate.
This appliance is intended for domestic use only; any other use may invalidate the warranty
and might be dangerous.
This appliance is intended for indoor use only, do not use or store outdoors. This appliance
shall not be exposed to rain.
The mains plug shall be the main disconnect device and shall remain operable at all times.
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of a tripping hazard.
To disconnect from the mains completely, turn the appliance OFF, then remove the plug from
wall outlet.
Do not immerse the appliance, its lead or plug in water or any other liquid.
Remove all food and unplug from the supply when not in use and before cleaning the
If the mains lead bec omes damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly qualified person with a specially prepared lead of the same type and rating
to avoid a hazard.
Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions
or has been damaged in any way.
Do not let cord hang over edge of the surface, or touch hot surfaces.
Do not place the appliance on or near hot surfaces, or in direct sunlight.
Children must be supervised to make sure they do not swing on the door.
Accessible surfaces may get hot when in use, use handles and knobs at all times.
Always attach a plug to the appliance, and then plug it into the wall outlet and switch on.
If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or catch fitted to the door , ensure that it is
left in a disabled condition to avoid the entrapment of young children when playing.
As old refrigeration ap pliances may contai n CFC’s whic h will dama ge the ozone layer, when
disposing of any refrigeration appliance please contact your local waste disposal department
for advice on the correct method of disposal.
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 on or near the appliance.
This appliance is for refrigerating food and making ice cubes.
The refrigerating gas contained in the circuit of this appliance is Isobutane (R600a); it causes
a low level of pollution but is inflammable.
Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use sharp or pointed objects such as knives to remove ice when defrosting.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process,
other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
If the appliance is installed in a carpeted area, do not let the carpet block the
ventilation holes in the base of the unit, adjust the levelling feet after a few hours to
compensate for carpet movement.
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or the built in structure clear of
Position the appliance and allow to stand for two to three hours before it is turned on
for the first time to allow the system to settle. Do not position next to any heat source
e.g. cooker, boiler or in direct sunlight etc.
A clearance of 10 cm must be left between the sides of the appliance and any adjacent
cabinets or walls to allow for adequate air circulation. The appliance is not designed for
recessed installation (“building in”).
Install on a good firm level surface, and any unevenness of the floor should be
corrected prior to installation, slight unevenness can be overcome by adjusting the
front feet.
Do not keep your appliance in a room where the temperature is likely to fall below 16
degrees C (61 degrees F) at night and/or especially in winter, as it is designed to
operate in ambient temperatures between +16 and +32 degrees C (61 and 90 degrees
F). At lower temperatures the appliance may not operate, resulting in a reduction in
the storage life of the food.
Do not place the appliance near cookers or radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will cause
extra strain on the appliance’s functions.
If installed next to a source of heat such as a fridge, maintain the following minimum
Choose a well-ventilated location with no less than 10cm clearance around the refrigerator.
Place the refrigerator in a location with a firm base in order to prevent vibration and excessive
Level the refrigerator by adjusting the two front feet.
Instructions for use
Remove all packing materials and wash the interior of the appliance using lukewarm
water containing a little bicarbonate of soda in the proportion of 1 teaspoon to 1.2 liters
(2 pints) of water. Do not use detergents or soaps as they may taint the food. After
cleaning, dry all parts thoroughly.
Temperature Control
The refrigerator is designed to maintain an internal storage temperature in the
refrigerator compartment between 0 to + 8 .
To enable adjustment of the temperature in the appliance it is fitted with an adjustable
thermostat located in the fridge compartment, which can be adjusted from setting 1
(warmest) to 7 (coldest). For normal working temperature it is recommended to adjust
the thermostat control to the midway position, after a few hours readjust the thermostat
to the desired temperature. There is also an off position¡ °0 ¡.±Which turns OFF the
refrigerator and freezer compartments. Please Note this dose not disconnect the
appliance from the mains supply. To do this you must remove the mains plug from the
To obtain a lower internal temperature turn the thermostat temperature control to a
higher number. To obtain a higher internal temperature turn the thermostat control
to a lower number. However, the internal temperature and temperature control
setting is dependent on a number of factors:
1. Varying ambient temperatures.
2. The number of times the appliance doors are opened and how long the doors remain
3. The amount and temperature of the food and drink introduced into the appliance.
4. The weather conditions and time of year e.g. summer / winter.
5. The positioning of the appliance and an adequate air circulation to the sides and
back of the cabinet.
Never place hot or warm foods into the cabinet or leave the doors open for longer than
necessary as this will raise the temperature and cause excessive amounts of moisture thus
increasing the amount of ice in the refrigerator / freezer compartment.
The Internal Light
The internal light will automatically switch ON and OFF whenever the refrigerator door
is opened or closed. To change the light bulb, please see the chapter on changing the light
Storage of fresh food in the refrigerator
Food should always be covered tightly with foil, plastic film, placed in bags or stored in
airtight containers. This will prevent food from dehydrating and prevent the strong smell
of some foods transferring to milder ones.
To store raw meat wrap in polythene bags or airtight containers and place on the
lowest shelf.
Do not allow raw meat to come into contact with cooked foods. For safety, only store raw
meat for two or three days. Fruit and vegetables should be thoroughly cleaned and
placed in the vegetable/ salad bin.
Milk and other liquids should be sealed with lids and placed in the bottle shelf on the
Store frozen food
When using the freezer for the first time or after defrosting, turn the thermostat
temperature control to setting 7 for at least two hours before introducing the food to be
stored, Then adjust to your preferred setting.
All frozen food products you purchase should be placed in the freezer as soon as
possible to avoid the frozen food from defrosting.
Storage recommendations printed on the packaging of frozen food by the
manufactures should always be followed.
Freezing fresh food (Freezer)
Ensure that your freezing operations are carried out under the most hygienic conditions,
as freezing alone does not sterilise the food. Never put hot or even warm foodstuffs into
the freezer. Prior to storing the food, pack it in plastic bags, aluminium foil or freezer
containers and place into the freezer without putting them in contact with food that has
already been frozen. See the technical data sheet at the rear of this booklet for the
maximum permissible amount in kilograms of fresh food that can be frozen in any 24
hour period with a room temperature of 25C Never freeze more than the maximum
permissible amount of food as shown in the technical data at the end of this instruction
Making ice cubes
Pour water into the ice cube tray until it is two thirds full and place into the freezer. Ice
cubes will form in approximately 2 to 3 hours. The ice cube can be easily removed by
twisting the ice cube tray or running under cold water for a short time.
Refrigerator defrost process
The refrigerator defrosting process is carried out automatically every time the
compressor stops.
The defrost water drains from the cabinet into a tray placed on the top of the
compressor to the rear of the unit where it evaporates.
Freezer defrost process
This Freezer is frost-free and does not need defrosting.
Warning: The refrigerating system must not be damaged at any time.
Cleaning and maintenance
Before any cleaning or maintenance is carried out you must disconnect the appliance
from the mains supply by removing the plug, never remove the plug by pulling on the
mains cord. Remove the plug by pulling on the plug itself.
It is recommended that when cleaning the appliance, both the inside and outside, can be
cleaned using warm water and a little bicarbonate of soda. Use 1 teaspoon to 1.2 litres
of water.
If the appliance is not to be used for a long period of time then it is recommended to
remove all the food stuff, clean the inside of the appliance and leave the door open to
allow the air to circulate thus avoiding unpleasant odors.
Changing the light bulb
Note. Light bulbs are not covered by the warranty
Lamp cover
Disconnect the appliance from the mains supply.
Pull the lamp cover forwards, to gain accesses to the lamp holder. Unscrew the light
bulb in an anti clockwise direction from the holder.
Replace the bulb with one of the correct type and size (10 watt SES E14 base).
Replace the cover by Pushing the cover Backwards along the grooves.
Reconnect the appliance to the mains supply.
Power Failure
If there is a power failure for a short time less than 11 hrs keep the door closed
Frozen food should not be affected if the failure lasts for more than 11 hrs.
Extra protection can be given by covering the appliance with two or three thick blankets.
If a long power failure is anticipated, try to get the foodstuff into another appliance or
cold store, if possible.
If the power cut is longer than 11 hrs then check the content of the freezer.
If the food has defrosted, cook and refreeze the food or it should be eaten immediately.
Never refreeze food that has been defrosted.
Reversing the doors
The doors are able to be reversed on this model.
Remove the hinge cover (1) and the top hinge
Lift the refrigerator door upwards to disengage
it from the middle hinge. Put the door to one
side, laying it down gently on a padded surface.
Using a screwdriver, dismantle the
middle hinge.
Lift the freezer door upwards to
disengage it from the lower hinge.
Put the door to one side, laying it
down gently on a padded surface.
Swap over the position of the lower hinge and
the adjustable leg to the other side of the
Swap over
Remove the hinge pin that is in the
bottom of the fridge and freezer door.
On the other side of the fridge and
freezer door, insert the replacement
hinge pin that is supplied with the
Place the freezer door on the lower
hinge, making sure that the hinge pin
is inserted in the hole in the bottom of
the freezer door.
Put the middle hinge back on the
cabinet, making sure that it is on the
opposite side from its original
Place the fridge door on the middle hinge,
making sure that the hinge pin is inserted in
the hole in the bottom of the fridge door.
Shut the door and then replace the top hinge.
Ensure that the top hinge pin is inserted in the
hole at the top of the fridge door.
Replace the hinge covers.
Important: please ensure the doors are aligned horizontally and vertically
and the seals are closed on all sides before finally tightening the hinges.
If necessary, re-adjust the leveling feet.
If the appliance is not operating correctly:
Please check the following points.
Is there a power failure? (Check by turning on a house light)
Has the fuse blown or has the circuit breaker tripped.
Has the door been closed correctly?
Check the thermostat has been set correctly.
Check the mains plug is seated in the wall socket correctly and the socket switch is on.
Check the power outlet is working, Try another appliance.
Is the room temperature too cold or too hot. ( working temperature range 16 to 32 )
Prolonged off periods
If the refrigerator is not in use for a long period of time, proceed as follows:
Disconnect the refrigerator from the main supply by removing the plug from the socket.
Clean and dry the inside as instructed under the heading of cleaning the appliance.
Leave the do or open to prevent any unpleasant smells from building up while the
appliance is not in use.
If there is a power failure for a short time keep the door closed check the contents of
the refrigerator every so often.
Before calling for service
Please check the following points:
1. The refrigerator is not working
Check the plug is inserted correctly into the wall socket
Check there is power to the wall socket by plugging in another appliance, if the other
appliance works, check the fuse in the appliance plug.
2. The refrigerator is noisy when running
Check the appliance is level and is not in contact with another appliance or kitchen
3. The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently.
If the door has been opened too often, or it has been left open for a while it will take
time for the appliance to reach its set temperature.
Check the air flow around the refrigerator has not been reduced due to insufficient
NOTE: The following characteristics should not be looked upon as a problem.
A gentle tricking sound caused by coolant flowing through the pipe.
Compressor operating at high temperature.
Do's and don'ts
Do- keep raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products.
Do- Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.
Do- Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in a polythene bag, excluding As
much air as possible. For best results, take out of the fridge compartment an hour before
Do- Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents
Do- Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Do- Wrap food with a strong odour or which may dry out, in polythene bags, or
aluminium foil or place in airtight container.
Do- Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Do- Chill white wines, beer, larger and mineral water before serving.
Do- Check contents of the low temp compartment every so often.
Do- Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to¡ est before
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etc. dates.
Do- Store commercially prepared food in accordance with the instructions given on the
Do- Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean before
Storing it.
Do- Wrap all food in aluminium foil or food quality polythene bags and make sure any
air is excluded.
Do-Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure clear of obstruction.
Do-ensure that frozen food does not rise in temperature while defrosting, a rise in
temperature during defrosting may shorten the storage life of your food.
Don't- Cover the shelves with any protective materials which may obstruct air circulation.
Don't- Store poisonous or any dangerous substances in your fridge. It has been
designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
Don't- Consume food which has been refrigerated for an excessive length of time.
Don't- Store cooked and fresh food together in the same container. They should be
packaged and stored separately.
Don't- Let defrosting food or food juices drip onto already stored food.
Don't- leave the door open for long periods, as this will make the appliance more costly
to run and cause excessive ice formation.
Don't- Use sharp edged objects such as knives or forks to remove the ice.
Don't- Never use hairdryers, or electrical appliances for defrosting only use item
recommended by the manufacturer.
Don't- put hot food into the appliance. Let it cool down first.
Don't- put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans containing carbonated liquids into the
freezer section, as they may burst.
Don't- Give children ice cream and water ices direct from the freezer section. The low
temperature may cause 'freezer burns' on the lips.
Don't- Try to keep frozen food which has thawed; it should be eaten within 24 hours or
cooked and refrozen.
Don't- Damage the refrigerant circuit at any time
Technical data
Appliance Type
Star Rating
Frequency ( Hz )
Light Power (Watts)
Net Freezer Volume
Net Refrigerator Volume
Freezing Capacity (kg/24h)
Rated Voltage ( V )
Climate Class +Ambient Range
Gross Weight (Kg)
Energy Consumption (kWh/24h)
Energy Consumption (kwh/ year)
Input Power (Watts)
Defrost Power
Refrigerant /Amount
Product Dimensions (W x D x H)
Insulaiton Blowing Gas
Frost-Free Fridge-Freezer
50 Hz
288kwh/ year
551 629 1610mm
960mm door open
As a responsible retailer we care about the environment.
As such we urge you to follow the correct disposal procedure for your
product and packaging materials. This will help conserve natural
recourses and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects
health and the environment.
You must dispose of this product and its packaging according to local
laws and regulations.
Because this product contains electronic components, the product and its accessories
must be disposed of separately from household waste when the product reaches its end of
Contact your local authority to learn about disposal and recycling.
The product should be taken to your local collection point for recycling. Some collection
points accept products free of charge.
If something doesn't seem to work
If there is something about your appliance which you do not understand and you live in the
UK, you can phone our help line during normal office hours on: 0844 8009595
Calls are charged at standard rates.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by minor inconsistencies in these instructions,
which may occur as a result of product improvement and development.
Kesa Electricals UK, HU1 3AU 26 / 07/ 2010
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