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User manual
Safety instructions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Control panel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Helpful Hints and Tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 11
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12
Subject to change without notice.
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
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.
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.
General safety
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
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.
Power cord must not be lengthened.
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
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.
Caution! Do not place frozen food on the
worktop since cold and vapour may
produce water condensate within its inner side.
The resulting drip liquid may cause
malfunctions. Therefore, do not place nor leave
frozen items of any kind on the worktop.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the
• 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.
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.
• Never use a hair drier or other heating appliances to speed up defrosting. Excessive heat
may damage the plastic interior, and humidity
could enter the electric system making it live.
Important! For electrical connection carefully
follow the instructions given in specific
• 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.
• Wherever possible the back of the product
should be against a wall to avoid touching or
catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.
• 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.
• Connect to potable water supply only (If a
water connection is foreseen).
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare
parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant 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
are recyclable.
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out by
a qualified electrician or competent person.
Control panel
1 Green Indicator Light
2 Red Indicator Light
3 Temperature Regulator
4 Half Loaded position
5 Full Loaded position
Switching on
1. Allow the appliance to stand for 4 hours after installation.
2. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
3. Turn the Temperature Regulator clockwise
to the Full Loaded position.
The Green Indicator Light will light up and
remain lit until the appliance is switched off
at the mains.
Leave to run for 4 hours to allow the correct
temperature to be reached before placing
food inside.
Yellow Indicator Light lights in the switched-on state of the Freezer Switch.
The Red Indicator Light will also illuminate
until the correct temperature is reached.
A few hours after starting up the Red Indicator Light will go out to show that the correct temperature has been reached for the
setting chosen and will stay out to indicate
that everything is in order. It will come on if
the freezer temperature rises unduly for instance, after opening the freezer door or
placing food inside the cabinet, but the light
should go out again when the temperature
returns to the correct storage level.
When the appliance has reached the set
temperature (the Red Indicator Light has
gone out) adjust the Temperature Regulator
according to the quantity of the stored
Switching off
1. To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature Regulator to the "O" position.
2. To disconnect the appliance from the power disconnect the mains plug from the wall
Temperature regulation
The temperature within the appliance is controlled by the Temperature Regulator situated on
the control panel.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature Regulator toward lower
settings to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature Regulator toward higher
settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
In case of freezing less food volumes, the
Half Loaded setting is the most suitable.
In case of freezing much food volumes, the Full
Loaded setting is the most suitable.
First use
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.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the finish.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
The freezer (top) compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deepfrozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food place it in the freezing (top)
compartment and leave it there for 24 hours
Move frozen food from the top (freezer) compartment into the other two compartments (storing compartments). For maximum freezing performance remove the top drawer (if the drawer
is foreseen) and then place the foods to be frozen directly on the evaporator. In case of freezing smaller food volumes you do not need to remove the drawer.
The maximum amount of food that can be frozen
in 24 hours is specified on the rating plate, a
label located on the inside of the appliance.
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this
period do not add other food to be frozen.
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 8 hours on
the higher settings.
Important! 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).
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used,
can be thawed at room temperature.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Helpful Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling
sound when the refrigerant is pumped
through the coils or tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is
being pumped around and you will hear a
whirring sound and a pulsating noise from the
compressor. This is correct.
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden
cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous
physical phenomenon. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or
switches off, you will hear a faint "click" of the
temperature regulator. This is correct.
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages are
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in temperature of the latter;
• 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.
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;
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:
• 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 door 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.
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
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe clean
to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the interior as this will damage the surface
and leave a strong odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a
brush. This operation will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form on the
freezer shelves and around the top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches
a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly and keep the scraper for future use.
Switch on the appliance.
Turn the Temperature Regulator to the Full
Loaded position and leave to run for at
least 8 hours.
After the Red Indicator Light has gone out,
reload the previously removed food into the
Adjust the Temperature Regulator according to the quantity of the stored foods.
Important! About 12 hours prior to defrosting,
set the Temperature Regulator toward higher
settings , in order to build up sufficient chill
reserve for the interruption in operation.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions below:
1. Switch off the appliance and disconnect
the mains plug from the mains socket.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool
Warning! Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost from the evaporator as you
could damage it.
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.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with
wet hands. Hands can freeze to the goods.
Leave the door open and insert the plastic
scraper in the appropriate seating at the
bottom centre, placing a basin underneath
to collect the defrost water.
In order to speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of warm water in the freezer compartment. In addition, remove pieces of
ice that break away before defrosting is complete.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions:
1. disconnect the appliance from electricity
2. remove all food
3. defrost and clean the appliance and all accessories
4. leave the door/doors open to prevent unpleasant smells.
Important! 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
What to do if…
Warning! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the mains plug from the mains
Only a qualified electrician or competent person
must do the troubleshooting that is not in this
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
Important! The appliance operates
discontinuously, so the stopping of compressor
does not mean being no current. That is why
you must not touch the electrical parts of the
appliance before breaking the circuit.
Possible cause
The appliance is noisy
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable
(all the four feet should be on the
The compressor operates
The thermostatic control is set incorrectly
Set a warmer temperature
Doors are not shut properly or do
not close tightly
Check if the doors close well and the
gaskets are undamaged and clean
The door has been opened too frequently
Do not leave the door open longer
than necessary
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
The room temperature is too high.
Decrease the room temperature.
Products are not wrapped properly
Wrap the products better
Doors are not shut properly or do
not close tightly
Check if the doors close well and the
gaskets are undamaged and clean
The Temperature regulator may be
set incorrectly
Set a warmer temperature
Temperature regulator may be set
Set a lower temperature
The door does not close tightly or it
is not shut properly
Check if the door closes well and the
gasket is undamaged and clean
Large quantities of food to be frozen
were put in at the same 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
It is too cold inside the
Temperature regulator may be set
Set a warmer temperature
The appliance does not
work at all. Neither cooling
nor lighting works
Plug is not connected to the mains
socket properly
Connect the mains plug 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 too much frost
and ice
It is too warm in the freezer
Possible cause
The appliance does not
cool at all
There is no voltage in the mains
socket (try to connect another appliance into it)
Call an electrician
Plug is not connected to the mains
socket properly
Connect the mains plug properly
There is no voltage in the mains
socket (try to connect another appliance into it)
Call an electrician
The appliance is not switched on
Switch on the appliance
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".
If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Service Center.
Caution! Read the "Safety Information"
carefully for your safety and correct
operation of the appliance before installing the
This appliance should be installed in a dry, well
ventilated indoor where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated
on the rating plate of the appliance:
When placing the appliance ensure that it
stands level. This can
be achieved by two
adjustable feet at the
bottom in front .
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems might occur for some
types of models when operating outside of that
range. The correct operation can only be guaranteed within the specified temperature range. If
you have any doubts regarding where to install
the appliance, please turn to the vendor, to our
customer service or to the nearest Service Centre
The appliance should be installed well away
from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers,
direct sunlight etc. Ensure that air can circulate
freely around the back of the cabinet. To ensure
best performance, if the appliance is positioned
below an overhanging wall unit, the minimum
distance between the top of the cabinet and the
wall unit must be at least 100 mm . Ideally, however, the appliance should not be positioned
below overhanging wall units. Accurate levelling
is ensured by one or more adjustable feet at the
base of the cabinet.
If the cabinet is placed in a corner and the side
with the hinges facing the wall, the distance between the wall and the cabinet must be at least
10 mm to allow the door to open enough so
that the shelves can be removed.
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the mains power supply; the plug must
therefore be easily accessible after installation.
Door reversibility
100 mm
15 mm
15 mm
Important! To carry out the following
operations, we suggest that this be made with
another person that will keep a firm hold on the
doors of the appliance during the operations.
To change the opening direction of the door, do
these steps:
4. Remove the lower
door hinge by unscrewing the 2 retaining screws.
5. Remove the hinge
pin from the bottom of
the door.
6. Slot the hinge pin
into the hole in the
hinge plate.
1. Remove the plug
from the power socket. 7. Take the door off.
8. Refit the upper
2. Tilt back the applihinge pin into the opance carefully so that
posite location.
the compressor can9. Fit the door in place
not touch the floor.
on the hinge pin.
3. Unscrew the left
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The door opens and closes correctly.
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that case, wait for the natural fitting of the
In case you do not want to carry out the above
mentioned operations, contact the nearest After
Sales Service Force. The After Sales Service
10. Slot the hinge pin
into the hole in the
hinge plate and relocate the hinge assembly to the opposite location and refit using
the retaining screws.
11. Refit the bottom
hinge plate assembly
on the opposite side,
taking care that the
edge of the door is
parallel with the side of
the cabinet.
12. Remove and install
the handle (if foreseen)
on the opposite side.
13. Reposition, level
the appliance, wait for
at least four hours and
then connect it to the
power socket.
specialist will carry out the reversibility of the
doors at your cost.
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work required to
install this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or competent person.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be observed.
Important! The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
A Green and Yellow:
C Brown:
D 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:
Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to the terminal marked either with the
or colletter “E“ or by the earth symbol
oured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire
is present and the cord clamp E 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 B. In the event of having to change the
fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a 13
amp socket is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of safely.
Technical data
850 mm
550 mm
612 mm
Rising Time
22 h
230-240 V
50 Hz
The technical information are situated in the rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.
Environmental concerns
Recycle the materials with the symbol . Put
the packaging in applicable containers to
recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human health
and to recycle waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose appliances marked
with the symbol with the household waste.
Return the product to your local recycling facility
or contact your municipal office.
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