AEG 75248 GA1 Freezer User Manual

ARCTIS 75248 GA
ARCTIS 75248 GA1
Electronic Freezer no_frost
Operating Instructions
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Dear customer,
Before placing your new 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.
These operating instructions describe the freezer part of your side-byside combination fridge-freezer.
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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 carefully.
0 1. This symbol and numbered instructions guide you step by step in the
operation of the appliance.
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Supplementary information regarding operation and practical
applications of the appliance appear after this symbol.
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Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
Explanations of the technical terminology used in the operating
instructions can be found at the end in the section "Technical
Terminology".
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "What to do if ...". If
these instructions should not be sufficient, please contact your local
AEG Service Force Centre.
If you require assistance or advice on your appliance, please contact
our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone:
Customer Care Department
Major Appliances
AEG Domestic Appliances
Addington Way
Luton
Bedfordshire, LU4 9QQ
Tel: 08705 350350
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes.
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appliance Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The freezer needs ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Appliance Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Opening the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The no-frost (frost free) system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold accumulation block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature setting buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FROSTMATIC-button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ALARM OFF button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Prior to Initial Start–Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Initial use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Temperature Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switching the Appliance Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Control and Information Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"Open Door" Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Function Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Opening the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Frozen Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Maximum Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hints and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Internal Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
External Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Replacing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Technical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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1 Important
Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
that you understand them all before installing or using this appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure
about any of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer
Care Department.
Prior to Installation
• Check the freezer for transport damage. Under no circumstances
should a damaged appliance be installed! In the event of damage,
please contact your retailer.
Installation
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this
product in any way.
• Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply
cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable
available from your local Service Force Centre.
• Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the
back of the appliance. A damaged power plug may overheat and
cause a fire.
• If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert the power plug. There
is a risk of electric shock or fire.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever possible, the
back of the appliance should be close to a wall, but leaving the
required distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation instructions.
• The appliance should be left for 2 hours after installation before it is
turned on, in order to allow the refrigerant to settle.
Refrigerant
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.
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Important Safety Instructions
• If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition;
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
Child Safety
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the
product.
• Keep packaging material away from children! (There is a risk of suffocation!)
During Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only, specifically for the
storage of edible foodstuffs only. It is not intended for commercial or
industrial use.
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials such as,
spray cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the freezer.
• Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has thawed out.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer.
• Ice lollies can cause ’frost/freezer burns’ if consumed straight from
the freezer compartment.
• Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst
when the contents freeze.
• Manufacturers´ recommended storage times should be adhered to.
Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
• Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and disconnect from
the electrical supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
Servicing
• This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning.
Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
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Environmental Information
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The packaging materials are environmentally friendly and can be recycled. The plastic components are identified by markings, e.g. >PE<,
>PS<, etc. Please dispose of the packaging materials in the appropriate
container at your local waste disposal facilities.
Old appliance
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on the product or on its packaging indicates that this
The symbol
product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city
office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Appliance Transport
Two persons are required to transport the appliance. There are two
recessed handles at the front of the base and at the back of the appliance at the top for improved gripping.
0 1. Grip the appliance with the recessed handles positioned as in the drawing, and transport the appliance.
2. In order to push the appliance into its final position, press carefully at
the top of the door and tip the appliance back slightly. The weight is
then transferred to the back wheels and the appliance can be easily
pushed.
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Before Use
Packaging
0 1. Remove all adhesive tape and packaging from the interior of the appli-
ance.
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Any remnants of adhesive can be removed with white spirit.
2. Remove the transport protection pieces and pull off the adhesive tape.
3. Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little
bicarbonate of soda added (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap
or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry the appliance thoroughly.
Installation
The position of the freezer part and the fridge part in the combination
fridge-freezer can be decided by the customer. However the final
assembly of the appliance or a later change in the position of the
freezer and fridge must be carried out by your local Service Force
Centre.
Installation Location
The appliance should be installed 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;
– 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.
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Installation
The climate classification can be found on the rating plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
Climate classification
for an ambient temperature of
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+18 to +38 °C
T
+18 to +43 °C
The freezer needs ventilation
Air is fed under the door through the vent
slots in the base and is exhausted upwards
along the back wall. To ensure proper air
circulation never cover or alter the vent
openings.
Important! If the appliance is installed
under, for example, a hanging cabinet, a
clearance of at least 10 cm between the
top of the appliance and the cabinet above
it must be maintained.
Please check whether, after installing your
appliance and especially after reversing the
door, the door seal fits tightly. A badly fitting door seal may lead to heavy frosting
and a higher power consumption (see also
“What to do if ...“).
Appliance Alignment
0 1. The appliance must be level. Please compensate for unevenness in the
floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front.
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Installation
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures
not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The rating plate is
inside, on the left.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In the event of
having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA
approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green
Green and Yellow Earth
& Yellow
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured
markings indentified in the termi- Blue
Brown
nals of your plug, proceed as follows:
1. The wire coloured green and
yellow must be connected to
Cord Clamp
the terminal marked with the
letter “E“ or by the earth symbol or coloured green and yellow.
2. The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “N“ or
coloured black.
3. The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
“L“ or coloured red.
4. Upon completion there must be not cut, or stray strands of wire
present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheet.
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Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
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Opening the door
If the door is closed when the appliance is in operation, it cannot be
immediately opened again, because a vacuum occurs which holds the
door closed until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened
again after several minutes.
The no-frost (frost free) system
• The no-frost (frost free) system enables both the freezing of fresh
foodstuff as well as the storage of readily frozen foodstuff by cold
air. An evaporator cools the air in the interior space of the appliance,
which is circulated and uniformly distributed by a ventilator. This
uniformly circulating air-flow creates for a dry climate, low
temperature fluctuations and low temperature differences in the
entire appliance interior. The moisture in the air condenses as frost on
the evaporator. The evaporator thaws/defrosts -automatically, as
soon as this is necessary. The melted water is drained off outside to
the compressor and evaporates through the heat generated by the
latter. Thus, the interior of the appliance and the stored cooled or
frozen foodstuffs always remain fresh and ice-free. Manual thawing/
defrosting is not necessary.
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Description of the appliance
View of the appliance
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Control panel
Interior Illumination
Cold accumulation block (not on all models)
Compartments with lids and drawers
Maxi-Box
Drawer (for frozen food storage only)
Rating plate
Cold accumulation block
There is one cold accumulation block in the freezer.
Refer to the section “Prior to Initial Start–Up” concerning freezing of
the cold accumulation block.
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In the event of a power failure or malfunction, the cold accumulation
block will increase the hold over period by several hours, providing
it is placed in the uppermost drawer, at the front, above the frozen
food.
You can also use the cold accumulation block in a cool bag.
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Description of the appliance
Control Panel
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ON/OFF button
Temperature setting button (for warmer temperatures)
Temperature display
Temperature setting button (for colder temperatures)
FROSTMATIC indicator light (yellow)
FROSTMATIC button
WARNING indicator light (red)
ALARM OFF button (see "Control and Information Systems")
Temperature setting buttons
The temperature is adjusted using the
„+“ (WARMER) and „-“ (COLDER) buttons.
These buttons are connected to the temperature display.
• The temperature display is switched over from the display of the
ACTUAL temperature (Temperature display is illuminated) to the display of the DESIRED temperature (Temperature display flashes) by
pressing one of the two buttons, „+“ (WARMER) or „-“ (COLDER).
• Each time one of the two buttons is pressed again the DESIRED temperature is adjusted by 1 °C.
• If neither button is pressed, the temperature display automatically
switches back after a short period (approx. 5 sec.) to the display of
the ACTUAL temperature. The ACTUAL temperature in the appliance is
now adjusted to match the preset DESIRED temperature.
DESIRED temperature means:
The temperature that is required in the appliance, this can be adjusted
to the temperatures shown in the display. The DESIRED temperature is
indicated by flashing numbers.
ACTUAL temperature means:
The temperature display indicates the temperature that is currently
present in the appliance. The ACTUAL temperature is indicated with
illuminated numbers.
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Once the FROSTMATIC function has been switched on the DESIRED
temperature that was set originally cannot be changed.
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Description of the appliance
Temperature display
The temperature display shows several types of
information.
• In normal operation the current freezer compartment temperature is
displayed (ACTUAL temperature).
• During temperature adjustment, a flashing display of the
temperature selected at the moment occurs (DESIRED temperature).
• In the event that frozen food has been partially or totally defrosted,
perhaps as the result of a lengthy power failure and if the ALARM OFF
button is activated the temperature display will show the warmest
temperature the frozen food has reached on restoration of the power
supply.
• If there is a fault in the appliance a square will appear in the temperature display.
FROSTMATIC-button
The FROSTMATIC function provides for quick freezing of
fresh food products, and at the same time protects previously stored goods against undesired warming in the
freezer compartment.
0 1. The FROSTMATIC function is switched on by pressing the FROSTMATIC
button. The yellow light illuminates. The compressor runs continuously.
2. The FROSTMATIC function can be ended manually at any time by pressing the FROSTMATIC button again. The yellow light goes out.
If the FROSTMATIC function is not ended manually, the appliance electronics switch off the FROSTMATIC function after approx. 50 hours. The
yellow light goes out.
Important! Once the FROSTMATIC function has been switched on the
DESIRED temperature that was set originally cannot be changed.
ALARM OFF button
With the ALARM OFF button, the acoustic warning signal
can be switched off, e.g. the "Open Door" warning when
sorting in or out, the food to be frozen.
When there is a temperature warning, if the ALARM OFF button is activated, the temperature display will show the warmest temperature the
frozen food has reached.
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Prior to Initial Start–Up
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Before connecting the appliance to the mains and putting it into operation for the first time, leave the appliance to stand for 30 minutes if
was transported upright. After transport on its side, the appliance must
be left to stand for 2 hours before putting it into operation. This is necessary to allow the refrigerant to flow back into the compressor. Otherwise the compressor may be damaged.
0 1. Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: “Maintenance and Cleaning”).
2. The appliance must be correctly installed in accordance with the chapter "Installation" before it is put into operation for the first time. Care
should be especially taken that the mains voltage and frequency available correspond with the appliance’s rating plate.
3. Remove the cold accumulation block from the appliance.
4. Only put the cold accumulation block to freeze in the top compartment
after the optimal storage temperature of –18 °C has been reached.
5. After 24 hours place the cold accumulation block in the uppermost
compartment, at the front, above the frozen food.
6. Re-freeze the thawed cold accumulation block in the same way, e. g.
after cleaning the appliance.
Initial use
0 1. Insert plug into mains socket.
2. Press the ON/OFF button.
A warning tone sounds and the red warning light flashes indicating
that the required storage temperature has not yet been reached.
3. Press the ALARM OFF button to switch off the warning tone.
4. Set temperature to -18°C or colder (see section: "Temperature Adjustment").
Important! Wait until the freezer compartment has reached a temperature of –18 °C, or the red warning light has gone out, before storing
frozen food.
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Temperature Adjustment
0 1. Press either the „+“ (WARMER) or „-“ (COLDER) button.
The temperature display switches over and the DESIRED temperature
currently set flashes on the temperature display.
2. To adjust to a warmer temperature, press the „+“ (WARMER) button. To
adjust to a colder temperature, press the „-“ (COLDER) button. The
changed setting is immediately displayed on the temperature display.
Each time one of the two buttons is pressed again the DESIRED temperature is adjusted by 1 °C.
Temperature range that can be set: -15 °C to -24 °C.
Note: From a food safety point of view, -18 °C for the freezer compartment should be considered cold enough as a storage temperature.
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If the buttons are not pressed again for approx. 5 seconds the temperature display will change from the DESIRED temperature to the ACTUAL
temperature. The display changes from flashing to illuminated numbers.
Important! Please check red warning display and temperature display
regularly to ensure maintenance of the storage temperature.
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Switching the Appliance Off
In order to protect frozen goods, the appliance is guarded against
accidental switching off (child-proof).
0 1. To switch off press and hold the ON/OFF button for approx. 5 seconds.
A so-called "count down" is started in the temperature display, which
counts backwards from "3" to "1". After "1" is reached the appliance
switches off. Illumination at the temperature display goes off.
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The appliance is only completely disconnected from the electricity
supply when the power plug has been removed from the power outlet.
Note:
The appliance cannot be switched on or off if unplugged, or if there is
no power being supplied to it.
Following connection to the mains power supply, the appliance returns
to the same operating state as before the interruption of main power.
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
0 1. Switch appliance off by pressing and holding the ON/OFF button for
approximately 5 seconds (see above).
2. Unplug or switch off at the mains supply.
3. Clean thoroughly (see section: "Maintenance and Cleaning").
4. Leave door open to avoid accumulation of odours.
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Control and Information Systems
The control and information systems consist of the temperature display,
an optical warning display and an acoustic warning.
The system warns:
– when first switching on the appliance (when the storage temperature
has not yet been attained);
– if the appliance door remains open for longer than 80 seconds;
– of excessive temperature in the freezer compartment;
– if there are functional errors with the appliance.
"Open Door" Warning
If the door remains open longer than approx. 80 seconds, the red
warning indicator flashes and a warning tone sounds. If you need more
time for sorting or rearranging frozen foodstuff, you can switch off
warning tone for 80 seconds by pressing the ALARM OFF button.
The red warning indicator will go out when the door is closed.
Temperature Warning
The red warning display and the temperature display flashes and an
audible warning sounds, as soon as the temperature in the freezer compartment is warmer than -11 °C.
A rise in temperature may be caused by:
– frequent door opening for long periods of time;
– loading with large quantities of warm foods;
– high ambient temperature;
– an error with the appliance.
0 1. You can cancel the warning tone with the ALARM OFF button.
The temperature display for the freezer indicates the warmest
temperature the freezer has reached during the temperature alarm
period. After approx. 5 seconds the temperature display reverts to the
current freezer temperature. The red warning indicator will switch off
as soon as the temperature has dropped to under -11 °C.
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Temperature memory
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While the current freezer temperature is above -11 °C, the warmest
temperature the freezer has reached during the alarm period is stored
and can be called up as often as wished by pressing the ALARM OFF
button.
If the temperature in the freezer compartment drops to under -11 °C
and the ALARM OFF button has not been pressed prior, the warning
tone will switch off automatically. The red warning indicator and the
temperature display will continue to flash.
If the ALARM OFF button is pressed now, the red warning indicator
switches off. In addition, the temperature display will show for five seconds the highest temperature the frozen food has warmed to. Then the
display will change to the current freezer temperature. The stored highest temperature is now erased.
Attention! If suspicion of partial or complete thawing exists, please
check the quality of the foods to determine if they can be used.
Function Errors
If the appliance electronics detects a technical fault that needs to be
rectified by customer service, the temperature display shows a square in
the temperature display of the freezer. The red warning indicator
flashes. The appliance will continue to operate in emergency mode.
Opening the door
If the door is closed when the appliance is in operation, it cannot be
immediately opened again, because a vacuum occurs which holds the
door closed until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened
again after several minutes.
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Freezing
Except for the bottom drawer, which serves for storage purposes, all
compartments and drawers are suited for freezing small quantities of
fresh food. The two upper compartments are suited for freezing of
large quantities of food.
Important!
• The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –18 °C or
colder before freezing food.
• Please observe the freezing capacity given on the rating plate. The
freezing capacity is the maximum quantity of fresh food that can be
frozen within a period of 24 hours. If you wish to freeze food several
days in a row, please observe a maximum capacity of only 2/3 to 3/4
of that on the rating plate.
• Allow warm food to cool down before freezing. The warmth will
cause increased ice formation and increase the power consumption.
• When freezing large quantities of food, place the frozen cold accumulation block at the top of the cold food.
• Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
0 1. When freezing maximum capacity press the FROSTMATIC button 24
hours prior to freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller quantities. The yellow indicator light illuminates.
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The FROSTMATIC button need not be pressed for freezing of small
quantities of up to 3 kg.
2. 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.
Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could
freeze to the food.
3. Place the packed food in the drawers. Unfrozen food must not touch
items already frozen, otherwise the frozen food could begin to defrost.
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The appliance electronics automatically switch the FROSTMATIC function off after a period of 50 hours. Yellow indicator light goes out. You
can also stop the FROSTMATIC function manually by pressing the
FROSTMATIC button again.
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• The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
– freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
– plastic containers for frozen goods;
– extra–thick aluminium foil.
• The following 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 plastic containers for frozen goods to the brim with liquid
or paste–like goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
Frozen Storage
Important! Wait until the necessary storage temperature of –18 °C has
been reached before storing food already frozen.
• Load the freezer only with packaged frozen goods, so that they do
not dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of other frozen goods can occur.
• Please observe maximum storage times and expiry dates of frozen
goods.
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Place frozen foods in the drawers sorted by type, as far as possible. This
will give you a better overview of the contents, avoid extended door
opening and therefore save electricity.
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From a food safety point of view, -18 °C is deemed sufficient as cold
storage temperature.
Preparation of Ice Cubes
0 1. Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer and
leave to freeze.
2. To loosen the frozen cubes, either bend the ice cube tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Important! Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to the freezer
compartment using pointed or sharp edged objects. Use a soft plastic
scraper.
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Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar
(not on all models)
• The symbols on the drawers
show different types of frozen
goods.
• The numbers indicate storage
times in months for the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether
the upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is valid
depends on the quality of the foods and pre-treating before freezing.
The lower value applies to foods with high fat content.
Maximum Load
In order to load large quantities or bulky freezer items, you can remove
the interior (except for the bottom drawer and the upper compartment
lid, which serves for good ventilation) and place the freezer goods
directly onto the storage grid.
However, when the drawers are removed, the stored items must not
extend the load limit at the storage grid‘s front.
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Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant
is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling
plate/evaporator.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round
and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the compressor.
• A thermostat controls the compressor and you will hear a faint click
when the thermostat cuts in and out.
• The ventilator generates air flow whereby noise can be emitted.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
freezer as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
2 Energy Saving Advice
• Do not install the appliance close to sources of heat, such as a cooker,
dishwasher or radiator.
• Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room and make sure
that the air openings of the appliance are not obstructed.
• Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before
placing in the freezer.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or opening the
door too frequently as warm air will enter the cabinet and cause the
compressor to switch on unnecessarily often.
• Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the door from closing
properly.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT
the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
Internal Cleaning
0 1. Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of
soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Warning!
• Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or
alcohol.
2. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
External Cleaning
1 Important: Do not use cleaning agents for stainless steel or other
aggressive or abrasive cleaning agents. The protective coat of lacquer
on the stainless steel surface can be damaged by these.
The coat of lacquer protects against finger prints and therefore
additional cleaning agents and maintenance products are no longer
required.
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Warning!
• Do not use abrasive products
• There are sharp edges on the underside of the product so care should
be taken when cleaning.
0 1. Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
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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.
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What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
Perhaps a malfunction has been caused by a minor error, which you can
correct yourself with the help of the following instructions. Do not
attempt any further repairs if the following instructions do not help in
each specific case.
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Warning! Freezers must only be repaired by trained personnel. Repairs
carried out by untrained personnel can lead to substantial danger for
the user. Please contact your local Service Force Centre for repairs or
service.
Malfunction
Possible cause
Remedy
Appliance is not switched
on.
Switch appliance on.
Mains plug is not inserted
or is loose.
Insert mains plug.
Fuse has blown or is
defective.
Check fuse, replace if
necessary.
Mains socket is defective.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an
electrician.
Red warning display
flashes, temperature display shows temperature
below -11 °C, door is
closed.
Temperature Warning.
Frozen goods have been
warmed to such an extent
that they have been
partially or completely
thawed.
Please refer to the section
"Control and Information
Systems".
Red warning display
flashes, warning tone
sounds, temperature display shows temperature
above -11 °C, door is
closed.
Temperature Warning.
Frozen goods have been
warmed to such an extent
that they have been
partially or completely
thawed.
Please refer to the section
"Control and Information
Systems".
A functions error has
occurred.
Please make a note of the
indicated error and inform
your local Service Force
Centre. Do not open the
appliance door again.
Appliance does not
function, temperature
display is not lit.
Red warning indicator is
flashing, temperature display shows a square.
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What to do if ...
Malfunction
The appliance is overcooling.
Possible cause
Remedy
The temperature has been
set too low.
Temporarily select a higher
temperature setting.
Temperature is not properly Please refer to the section
adjusted.
"Temperature Adjustment".
Door was open for a long
time.
The freezer compartment
temperature is insufficient. Within the last 24 hours a
large quantity of warm
foods were loaded.
Press FROSTMATIC button.
Appliance is next to a
source of warmth.
Please refer to the section
"Installation Location".
Interior illumination does
not function.
Light bulb is defective.
Please refer in this chapter
under "Replace light bulb" .
Accumulation of frost at
the door seal.
Carefully warm the door
seal with a hand-held hair
dryer at those points which
Door is not properly sealed are not airtight (no warmer
than approx. 50°C). At the
(perhaps after reversing
same time, shape the
the door).
warmed door seal by hand,
so that it is again properly
seated.
Unusual noises.
The compressor does not
start immediately after
pressing the FROSTMATIC
button, or after changing
the temperature setting.
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Only leave the door open
as long as necessary.
Appliance is not level.
Readjust the front levelling
feet.
Appliance is in contact
with wall or other objects.
Push appliance away a
short distance.
A part at the back of the
appliance, e.g. a tube, is in
contact with another
appliance part or the wall.
Bend this part away
carefully if necessary.
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
occurred.
a period of time.
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Replacing the light bulb
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Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb
switch appliance off and remove the mains plug, or switch off or
disconnect from the electricity supply.
Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 25 W, socket: E 14
0 1. To switch the appliance off press
and hold the ON/OFF button for
approximately 5 seconds.
2. Remove mains plug.
3. For replacement of the light bulb
press the cover and remove it like
shown on the illustration.
4. Replace defective light bulb.
5. Place the cover again.
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured
in accordance with the appropriate standards. The necessary measures
in accordance with appliance safety legislation regulations (GSG), accident prevention regulations for refrigeration appliances (VBG 20) and
the regulations of the German Society of Electrical Engineers (VDE)
were observed in the manufacture of this appliance.
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
;
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines:
– 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
– 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
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Technical Terminology
• Refrigerant
Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as
refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low,
that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can
cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
• Refrigerant Circuit
Closed circulation system that contains the refrigerant. The refrigerant circuit comprises primarily of an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser and pipe work.
• Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. Similar to all other
liquids, refrigerant requires heat to evaporate. This heat is removed
from the interior of the appliance, as a result the interior is cooled.
The evaporator is therefore located inside the appliance or placed in
foam immediately behind the inner wall and thus not visible.
• Compressor
The compressor looks like a small drum. It is driven by a built-in electric motor and is mounted on the base of the appliance at the rear.
The task of the compressor is to draw in vaporised refrigerant from
the evaporator, to compress it, and to pass it on to the condenser.
• Condenser
The condenser normally has the form of a grid. The refrigerant compressed in the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. During this
process, heat is released to the surrounding air at the surface of the
condenser. The condenser is mounted on the base of the appliance.
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Guarantee Conditions
Standard Guarantee Conditions
We, AEG-Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase
this AEG-Electrolux appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason
only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion repair or replace the
same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas
supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance
with the manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered
with by any person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
• Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be
available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the
replacement of any light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls
to appliances outside the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which
are subject to rental agreements.
• Products of AEG-Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by AEG-Electrolux.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with
you to your new home subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as
exists in the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i.e. a normal household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to
give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service
Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you and your appliances..
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Luton
+44 (0) 8705 350 350
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Service & Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact Service Force by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force
Centre covering your post code area.
For the adress of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website at
www.serviceforce.co.uk
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details
under the heading „What to do if.....“
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to give the
following details:
1.
Your name, address and post code.
2.
Your telephone number
3.
Clear and concise details of the fault.
4.
The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the
rating plate).
• Model Name
• Model Number (PNC)
• Serial Number (S-No.)
5.
The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation
is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG-Electrolux appliance, or for
further information on AEG-Electrolux products please contact our
Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below
or visit our website at www.aeg-electrolux.co.uk.
Customer Care Department For Customer Service in the Republic of
Ireland please contact us at the address
Major Appliances
below:
AEG-Electrolux
AEG/ Electrolux Group (Ire) Ltd
Domestic Appliances
Long Mile Road/ Dublin 12
Addington Way
Republic of Ireland
Luton
Tel: +353 (0) 1 4090754
Bedfordshire, LU4 9QQ
Email: service.eid@electrolux.ie
Tel: 08705 350350 (*)
(*) Calls may be recorded for training purposes
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