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EC4201AOW
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EN CHEST FREEZER
USER MANUAL
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CONTENTS
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
CONTROL PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
FIRST USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
DAILY USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CARE AND CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
WHAT TO DO IF… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
NOISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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decades of professional experience and innovation. Ingenious and stylish, it has been designed
with you in mind. So whenever you use it, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll get great
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CUSTOMER CARE AND SERVICE
We recommend the use of original spare parts.
When contacting Service, ensure that you have the following data available.
The information can be found on the rating plate. Model, PNC, Serial Number.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In the interest of your safety and to ensure
the correct use, before installing and first
using the appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and warnings.
To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all
people using the appliance are thoroughly
familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make
sure that they remain with the appliance if
it is moved or sold, so that everyone using
it through its life will be properly informed
on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep
the precautions of these user's instructions as the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.
1.1 Children and vulnerable
people safety
• 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.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull
the plug out of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance
as you can) and remove the door to
prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic
door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the
door or lid, be sure to make that spring
lock unusable before you discard the
old appliance. This will prevent it from
becoming a death trap for a child.
1.2 General safety
WARNING!
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal
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.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thawing
process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are
approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is
contained within the refrigerant circuit of
the appliance, a natural gas with a high
level of environmental compatibility,
which is nevertheless flammable.
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
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in any way.
Any damage to the cord may cause a
short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
WARNING!
Any electrical component (power
cord, plug, compressor) must be
replaced by a certified service
agent or qualified service personnel to avoid hazard.
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Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is
not squashed or damaged by the
back of the appliance. A squashed
or damaged power plug may overheat and cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to
the mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose,
do not insert the power plug. There
is a risk of electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance without the lamp cover (if
foreseen) of interior lighting.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be
taken when moving it.
Do not remove nor touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for household appliances use
only. They are not suitable for household room illumination.
1.3 Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts
in the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid
in the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall. (If
the appliance is Frost Free)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once
it has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks
in the freezer compartment as it creates
pressure on the container, which may
cause it to explode, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.
1.4 Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal
objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove
frost from the appliance. Use a plastic
scraper.
1.5 Installation
For electrical connection carefully
follow the instructions given in
specific paragraph.
• Unpack the appliance and check if
there are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged. Report possible damages immediately to
the place you bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours
before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be
around the appliance, lacking this leads
to overheating. To achieve sufficient
ventilation follow the instructions relevant to installation.
• The appliance must not be located
close to radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.
1.6 Service
• Any electrical work required to do the
servicing of the appliance should be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an
authorized Service Centre, and only
genuine spare parts must be used.
1.7 Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain
gasses which could damage the
ozone layer, in either its refrigerant
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circuit or insulation materials. The
appliance shall not be discarded
together with the urban refuse and
rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according
to the applicable regulations to
obtain from your local authorities.
Avoid damaging the cooling unit,
especially at the rear near the heat
exchanger. The materials used on
this appliance marked by the symare recyclable.
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2. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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1 Lid handle
5 Defrost water drain
2 Lock
6 Valve:easy re-opening of lid
3 Rating plate
7 Light
4 Temperature regulator
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3. OPERATION
3.1 Switching on
3.3 Temperature regulation
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
The pilot light will light up.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise
to a medium setting.
The temperature is automatically regulated.
If the temperature inside the appliance is too high the Alarm light will
light up.
3.2 Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator to the OFF position.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
to obtain the maximum coldness.
A medium setting is generally the
most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be
chosen keeping in mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the lid is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
4. CONTROL PANEL
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1 High temperature alarm light
2 Pilot light
3 Action Freeze light
4 Action Freeze switch
and Alarm reset
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This function stops automatically after 52
hours.
It is possible to deactivate the function at
any time by pressing Action Freeze
switch. The Action Freeze light will switch
off.
4.1 Action Freeze function
4.2 High temperature alarm
You can activate the Action Freeze function by pressing the Action Freeze switch.
The Action Freeze light will light up.
An increase in the temperature in the
freezer (for example due to an power failure) is indicated by:
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• switching on of the Alarm light
• sounding of buzzer.
During the alarm phase, the buzzer can
be switched off by pressing the Alarm reset switch.
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During the alarm phase, don't place food
inside the freezer.
When normal conditions are restored the
Alarm light will switch off automatically.
5. FIRST USE
5.1 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some
neutral soap so as to remove the typical
smell of a brand-new product, then dry
thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage
the finish.
6. DAILY USE
6.1 Freezing fresh food
6.3 Opening and closing the lid
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen and
deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food activate the Action
Freeze function at least 24 hours before
placing the food to be frozen in the freezer
compartment.
The maximum amount of food that can be
frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating plate 1)
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this period do not add other food to
be frozen.
As the lid is equipped with a tightly closing
seal, it is not easy to reopen it shortly after
closing (due to the vacuum formed inside).
Wait a few minutes before reopening the
appliance. The vacuum valve will help you
to open the lid.
6.2 Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out
of use, before putting the products in the
compartment let the appliance run at least
2 hours on the higher settings.
In the event of accidental defrosting, for example due to a power
failure, if the power has been off
for longer than the value shown in
the technical characteristics chart
under "rising time", the defrosted
food must be consumed quickly
or cooked immediately and then
re-frozen (after cooling).
1) Refer to "Technical data"
WARNING!
Never pull the handle with immense force.
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6.4 Storage baskets
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Hang the baskets on the upper edge of
the freezer (A) or place them inside the
freezer (B). Turn and fix the handles for
these two positions as shown in the picture.
B
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6.5 Security lock
The freezer is equipped with a special
lock in order to avoid accidental locking.
The lock is designed in such manner that
you can turn the key and thus close the
lid only if you previously push the key into
the lock.
In order to close the freezer do these
steps:
1. push the key into the lock gently.
2. turn the key clockwise towards the
symbol
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In order to open the freezer do these
steps:
The baskets will slide into each other.
The following pictures show how many
baskets can be placed inside the various
freezer models.
You can purchase additional baskets from
your local Service Centre.
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2.
push the key into the lock gently.
turn the key counter-clockwise to.
wards the symbol
Spare keys are available at the local Service Centre.
WARNING!
Keep the key well away from children.
Make sure to remove the key from
the lock before you discard the
old appliance.
7. HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS
7.1 Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which
can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on
the rating plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours.
No further food to be frozen should be
added during this period;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to enable
it to be rapidly and completely frozen
and to make it possible subsequently to
thaw only the quantity required;
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the
packages are airtight;
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to
touch food which is already frozen, thus
avoiding a rise in temperature of the latter;
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• lean foods store better and longer than
fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life
of food;
• water ices, if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer compartment, can possibly cause the skin to be
freeze burnt;
• it is advisable to show the freezing in
date on each individual pack to enable
you to keep tab of the storage time.
7.2 Hints for storage of frozen
food
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• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by
the retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer
in the shortest possible time;
• not open the lid frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
8. CARE AND CLEANING
CAUTION!
Unplug the appliance before carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.
There is no need to clean the
compressor area.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this appliance.
For this reason it is recommended that
the outer casing of this appliance is only
cleaned with warm water with a little
washing-up liquid added.
8.1 Periodic cleaning
8.2 Defrosting the freezer
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2.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 10-15 mm.
The best time to defrost the freezer when
it contains no or only a little food.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in
several layers of newspaper and put it
in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open , remove the plug
from the defrost water drain and collect all defrost water on a tray. Use a
scraper to remove ice quickly.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry
the interior thoroughly and refit the
plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the maximum coldness and run
the appliance for two or three hours
using this setting.
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6.
Switch off the appliance.
Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Regularly clean the appliance and the
accessories with warm water and
neutral soap. Clean the lid seal carefully.
Fully dry the appliance.
Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
Switch on the appliance.
CAUTION!
Do not use detergents, abrasive
products, highly perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the inner side of the appliance.
Prevent damage to the cooling
system.
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Reload the previously removed food
into the compartment.
Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost as you could damage the appliance. Do not use a
mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing
process other than those recommended by the manufacturer. A
temperature rise of the frozen
food packs, during defrosting,
may shorten their safe storage life.
The amount of frost on the walls
of the appliance will be increased
by the high level of the outer environment humidity and if the frozen
food is not wrapped properly.
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Switch off the appliance.
Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Remove all food.
Defrost and clean the appliance and
all accessories.
Leave the lid open to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a
while to prevent the food inside
from spoiling in case of a power
failure.
8.3 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
9. WHAT TO DO IF…
CAUTION!
Before troubleshooting, disconnect the power supply.
Only a qualified electrician or competent person must do the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.
There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The appliance is
noisy.
The appliance is not supported properly.
Check if the appliance
stands stable (all the four
feet should be on the floor).
The compressor op- The temperature is not set
erates continually.
correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The lid has been opened
too frequently.
Do not leave the lid open
longer than necessary.
The lid is not closed properly.
Check if the lid closes well
and the gaskets are undamaged and clean.
Large quantities of food to
be frozen were put in at
the same time.
Wait some hours and then
check the temperature
again.
Food placed in the appliance was too warm.
Allow food to cool to room
temperature before storing.
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Problem
Possible cause
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Solution
The temperature of the
Try to reduce the temperaroom that contains the ap- ture in the room where the
pliance is too high for effi- appliance stands.
cient operation.
The High temperature alarm light is
on.
It is too warm inside the
freezer.
Refer to "High Temperature
Alarm".
The cabinet has been reRefer to "High Temperature
cently switched on and the Alarm".
temperature is still too
high.
There is too much
frost and ice.
Products are not wrapped
properly.
Wrap the products better.
The lid is not shut properly
or do not close tightly.
Check if the lid closes well
and the gaskets are undamaged and clean.
The temperature is not set
correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The water drainage plug is
not correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage
plug in the correct way.
The lid doesn't close There is excessive frost.
completely.
The lid is difficult to
open.
Eliminate excess frost.
The lid gaskets are dirty or
sticky.
Clean the lid gaskets.
Food packages are blocking the lid.
Arrange the packages in
the right way, see the sticker in the appliance.
The lid gaskets are dirty or
sticky.
Clean the lid gaskets.
The valve is blocked.
Check the valve.
The lamp does not
work.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the
lamp".
It is too warm in the
freezer.
The temperature is not set
correctly.
Set a lower temperature.
The lid does not close
tightly or it is not shut
properly.
Check if the lid closes well
and the gasket is undamaged and clean.
Before freezing the appliance was not precooled
sufficiently.
Pre-cool the appliance for
enough time.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Large quantities of food to
be frozen were put in at
the same time.
Wait some hours and then
check the temperature
again. Next time insert
smaller quantities of food to
be frozen at any one time.
Food placed in the appliance was too warm.
Allow food to cool to room
temperature before storing.
Products to be frozen are
placed too closely to each
other.
Place the products in a way
so that cold air could circulate among them.
The lid has been opened
often.
Try to not open the lid often.
The lid has been opened
for a long time.
Do not leave the lid open
longer than necessary.
It is too cold inside
the freezer.
The temperature is not set
correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The appliance does
not work at all. Neither cooling nor
lighting works.
Plug is not connected to
Connect the mains plug
the mains socket properly. properly.
Power does not reach the
appliance.
Try connecting another
electrical device to the
power outlet.
The appliance is not
switched on.
Switch on the appliance.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket (try to connect another appliance into it).
Call an electrician.
9.1 Customer Service
If your appliance is still not working properly after making the above checks, contact the nearest service centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that
when you apply for it you specify the
model and serial number of your appliance which can be found either on the
guarantee certificate or on the rating plate
located on the external right side of the
appliance.
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9.2 Replacing the lamp
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2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Replace the used lamp with a new
lamp of the same power and specifically designed for household appliances. (the maximum power is shown
on the lamp cover)
Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
Open the lid. Make sure that the lamp
comes on.
WARNING!
Do not remove the lamp cover at
the time of replacement.
Do not operate the freezer if the
lamp cover is damaged or missing.
10. INSTALLATION
10.1 Positioning
WARNING!
If you are discarding an old appliance that has a lock or catch on
the lid, you must ensure that it is
made unusable to prevent young
children being trapped inside.
The appliance shall have the plug
accessible after installation.
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor (garage or cellar),
but for optimum performance install this
appliance at a location where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
appliance:
Climate
class
Ambient temperature
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+16°C to + 38°C
T
+16°C to + 43°C
10.2 Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and frequency shown on the rating
plate correspond to your domestic power
supply.
The appliance must be earthed. The power supply cable plug is provided with a
contact for this purpose. If the domestic
power supply socket is not earthed, connect the appliance to a separate earth in
compliance with current regulations, consulting a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility if the above safety precautions are not
observed.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C.
Directives.
10.3 Ventilation requirements
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3.
Put the freezer in horizontal position
on a firm surface. The cabinet must
be on all four feet.
Make sure that the clearance between the appliance and rear wall is 5
cm.
Make sure that the clearance between the appliance and the sides is
5 cm.
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The airflow behind the appliance must be
sufficient.
11. NOISES
There are some sounds during normal
running (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
SSS
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HISSS!
OK
B!
B
LU
B
CLICK!
BRRR!
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CL
BRRR!
CR
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CLICK!
BRRR!
K!
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BLUBB!
HISSS!
SSSRRR!
CRACK!
BLUBB!
HISSS!
SSSRRR!
CRACK!
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12. TECHNICAL DATA
Dimensions
Rising Time
Height × Width × Depth (mm): Further technical information are
situated in the rating plate on
876 × 1336 × 665
the external right side of the ap31 hours
pliance.
13. ENVIRONMENT CONCERNS
Recycle the materials with the symbol
. Put the packaging in applicable
and electronic appliances. Do not dispose
appliances marked with the symbol
containers to recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human
health and to recycle waste of electrical
with the household waste. Return the
product to your local recycling facility or
contact your municipal office.
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