Beko BK 8192 PLUS Refrigerator User Manual

BK 8192 PLUS
Instructions for use
GB Index
Safety first/1
Electrical requirements/2
Transportation instructions/2
Installation instructions/2
Getting to know your appliance/3
Suggested arrangement of food in the appliance/3
Temperature control and adjustment/4
Before operating/4
Storing frozen food/5
Freezing fresh food/5
Making ice cubes/5
Replacing the interior light bulb/6
Cleaning and care/6-7
Do’s and don’ts/7-8
Trouble - shooting/8
Instructions for use
Congratulations on your choice of a
Appliance, designed to give you many years of service.
Safety first!
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply
until all packing and transit protectors have been removed.
• Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching
on, to allow compressor oil to settle, if transported
• If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or
latch fitted to the door, ensure that it is left in a safe
condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
• This appliance must only be used for its intended
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. Your
appliance contains non CFC substances in the insulation
which are flammable. We suggest you contact your local
authority for information on disposal and available
• We do not recommend use of this appliance in an
unheated, cold room. (e.g. garage, conservatory, annex,
shed, out-house etc.)
To obtain the best possible performance and trouble free
operation from your appliance it is very important to
read these instructions carefully. Failure to observe these
instructions may invalidate your right to free service
during the guarantee period.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place for easy
Instructions for use
Electrical requirements
WARNING- Do not use electrical appliances
inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Before inserting the plug into the wall socket
make sure that the voltage and the frequency
shown in the rating plate inside the appliance
corresponds to your electricity supply.
We recommend that this appliance be
connected to the mains supply via a suitably
switched and fused socket in a readily accessible
Warning! This appliance must be
Repairs to electrical equipment should only be
performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect
repairs carried out by an unqualified person
carry risks that may have critical consequences
for the user of the appliance.
1. The appliance should be transported only
in upright position. The packing as supplied
must be intact during transportation.
2. If during the course of transport the appliance,
has been positioned horizontally, it must not
be operated for at least 4 hours, to allow the
system to settle.
3. Failure to comply with the above instructions
could result in damage to the appliance, for
which the manufacturer will not be liable for.
4. The appliance must be protected against
rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.
- Route electrical supply cord to allow easy
connection and disconnection after installation.
- A contact separator should be used if the
supply cord is not accesible.
• Care must be taken while cleaning/carrying
the appliance not to touch the bottom of the
condenser metal wires at the back of the
appliance, as this could cause injury to fingers
and hands.
• Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your
appliance as it is not designed for such use.
You could injure yourself or damage the
• Make sure that the mains cable is not caught
under the appliance during and after moving,
as this could damage the cable.
• Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. At
, the care and protection of our
environment is an ongoing commitment. This
appliance which is among the latest range
introduced is particularly environment friendly.
Your appliance contains non CFC/HFC natural
substances in the cooling system (called R600a)
and the insulation (called cyclopentane) which
are potentially flammable if exposed to fire.
Therefore, take care not to damage, the cooling
circuit/ pipes of the appliance in transportation
and in use. In case of a damage do not expose
the appliance to fire, potential ignition source
and immediately ventilate the room where the
appliance is situated.
Installation instructions
• We suggest you contact your local authority
for disposal information and facitlities available.
WARNING- Keep ventilation openings, in the
appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
WARNING- Do not use mechanical devices
or other means to accelerate the defrosting
process, other than those recommended by the
WARNING- Do not damage the refrigerant
1. Do not keep your appliance in a room where
the temperature is likely to fall below 10 degrees
C (50 degrees F) at night and/or especially in
winter, as it is designed to operate in ambient
temperatures between +10 and +32 degrees
C (50 and 90 degrees F). At lower temperatures
the appliance may not operate, resulting in a
reduction in the storage life of the food.
2. Do not place the appliance near cookers
or radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will
cause extra strain on the appliance's functions.
Instructions for use
arrangement of food
in the appliance
If installed next to a source of heat or freezer,
maintain the following minimum side clearances:
From Cookers 30 mm
From Radiators 300 mm
From Freezers 25 mm
3. Make sure that sufficient room is provided
around the appliance to ensure free air
• Put the back airing lid to the back of your
refrigerator to set the distance between the
refrigerator and the wall.
4. The appliance should be positioned on a
smooth surface. The two front feet can be
adjusted as required.To ensure that your
appliance is standing upright adjust the two
front feet by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise,
until firm contact is secured with the floor.
Correct adjustment of feet prevents excessive
vibration and noise.
5. Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to
prepare your appliance for use.
Guidelines for obtaining optimum storage and
1. The fridge compartment is for the short-term
storage of fresh food and drinks.
2. The freezer compartment is
and suitable for the freezing and storage of
pre-frozen food. The recommendation for
storage as stated on the food
packaging should be observed at all times.
3. Dairy products should be stored in the special
compartment provided in the door liner.
4. Cooked dishes should be stored in airtight
5. Fresh wrapped products can be kept on the
shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be
cleaned and stored in the crisper bins.
6. Bottles can be kept in the door section.
7. To store raw meat, wrap in polythene bags
and place on the lowest shelf. Do not allow to
come into contact with cooked food, to avoid
contamination. For safety, only store raw meat
for two to three days.
8. Do not keep vegetable oil on door shelves.
Keep the food packed, wrapped or covered.
Allow hot food and beverages to cool before
refrigerating. Leftover canned food should not
be stored in the can.
9. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and
products such as flavoured water ices should
not be consumed too cold.
10. Some fruit and vegetables suffer damage
if kept at temperatures near 0°C. Therefore
wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes
and similar produce in polythene bags.
11. High-proof alcohol must be stored upright
in tightly closed containers. Never store products
that contain an inflammable propellant gas
(e.g. cream dispensers, spray cans, etc.) or
explosive substances. These are an explosion
Getting to know your
(Fig. 1)
1. Thermostat knob
2. Lamp housing
3. Movable shelves
4. Defrost water collection channel Drain tube
5. Crisper cover
6. Crisper
7. Ice bank
8. Freezer compartment
9. Air grill
10. Adjustable door shelves
11. Egg compartment
12. Bottle shelf
13. Bottle gripper
14. Fridge compartment
15. Freezer compartment
Instructions for use
Temperature control
and adjustment
Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the appliance check that:
1. The feet have been adjusted for perfect
2. The interior is dry and air can circulate freely
at the rear.
3. The interior is clean as recommended under
"Cleaning and care.”
4. The plug has been inserted into the wall
socket and the electricity is switched on. When
the door is open the interior light will come on.
Operating temperatures are controlled by the
thermostat knob (Fig. 2) and may be set at
any position between 1 and 5 (the coldest
The average temperature inside the fridge
should be around +5°C (+41°F).
Therefore adjust the thermostat to obtain the
desired temperature. Some sections of the
fridge may be cooler or warmer (such as salad
crisper and top part of the cabinet) which is
quite normal. We recommend that you check
the temperature periodically with a thermometer
to ensure that the cabinet is kept to this
temperature. Frequent door openings cause
internal temperatures to rise, so it is advisable
to close the door as soon as possible after use.
And note that:
5. You will hear a noise as the compressor
starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within
the refrigeration system may also make some
(noise), whether the compressor is running or
not. This is quite normal.
6. Slight undulation of the top of the cabinet
is quite normal due to the manufacturing process
used; it is not a defect.
7. We recommend setting the thermostat knob
midway and monitor the temperature to ensure
the appliance maintains desired storage
temperatures (See section Temperature Control
and Adjustment).
8. Do not load the appliance immediately it is
switched on. Wait until the correct storage
temperature has been reached. We recommend
checking the temperature with an accurate
thermometer (see; Temperature Control and
Instructions for use
Storing frozen food
Making ice cubes
Your freezer is suitable for the long-term storage
of commercially frozen foods and also can be
used to freeze and store fresh food.
If there is a power failure, do not open the
door. Frozen food should not be affected if the
failure lasts for less than 20 hrs. If the failure
is longer, then the food should be checked and
either eaten immediately or cooked and then
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and
place it in the freezer. Loosen frozen trays with
a spoon handle or a similar implement; never
use sharp-edged objects such as knives or forks.
Freezing fresh food
Please observe the following instructions to
obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one
time. The quality of the food is best preserved
when it is frozen right through to the core as
quickly as possible.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your
appliance in 24 h.
Placing warm food into the freezer compartment
causes the refrigeration machine to operate
continously until the food is frozen solid. This
can temporarily lead to excessive cooling of
the refrigeration compartment.
When freezing fresh food, keep the thermostat
knob at medium position. Small quantities of
food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb) can be frozen without
adjusting the temperature control knob.
Take special care not to mix already
frozen food and fresh food.
Instructions for use
on the electricity supply.
Replacing the interior
light bulb
A) Fridge compartment
The fridge compartment defrosts automatically.
The defrost water runs to the drain tube via a
collection container at the back of the appliance
(Fig. 4).
During defrosting, water droplets may form at
the back of the fridge compartment where a
concealed evaporator is located. Some droplets
may remain on the liner and refreeze when
defrosting is completed. Do not use pointed or
sharp-edged objects such as knives or forks to
remove the droplets which have refrozen.
If, at any time, the defrost water does not drain
from the collection channel, check that no food
particles have blocked the drain tube. The drain
tube can be cleared with a pipe-cleaner or
similar implement.
Should the light fail, switch off at the socket
outlet and pull out the mains plug.
Then ensure the bulb is screwed securely in the
bulb holder. Replace the plug and switch on.
If the light still fails, obtain a replacement E14
screw-cap type 15 Watt (Max) bulb from your
local electrical store and then fit it
(Fig. 3).Carefully dispose of the burnt-out light
bulb immediately.
Cleaning and care
B) Freezer compartment
Defrosting is very straightforward and without
mess, thanks to a special defrost collection
Defrost twice a year or when a frost layer of
around 7 (1/4") mm has formed. To start the
defrosting procedure, switch off the appliance
at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
All food should be wrapped in several layers
of newspaper and stored in a cool place (e.g.
fridge or larder).
Containers of warm water may be placed
carefully in the freezer to speed up the defrosting.
Do not use pointed or sharp-edged
objects, such as knives or forks to
remove the frost.
Never use hairdryers, electrical heaters
or other such electrical appliances for
Sponge out the defrost water collected in the
bottom of the freezer compartment. After
defrosting, dry the interior thoroughly.
(Fig. 5-6)
Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch
1. We recommend that you switch off the
appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug before cleaning.
2. Never use any sharp instruments or abrasive
substances, soap, household cleaner, detergent
or wax polish for cleaning.
3. Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet
of the appliance and wipe it dry.
4. Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution
of one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to one
pint of water to clean the interior and wipe it
5. Make sure that no water enters the
temperature control box.
6. If the appliance is not going to be used for
a long period of time, switch it off, remove all
food, clean it and leave the door ajar.
7. We recommend that you polish the metal
parts of the product (i.e. door exterior, cabinet
sides) with a silicone wax (car polish) to protect
the high quality paint finish.
8. Any dust that gathers on the condenser,
which is located at the back of the appliance,
should be removed once a year with a vacuum
9. Check door seals regularly to ensure they
are clean and free from food particles.
Instructions for use
Do’s and don’ts
10. Never:
• Clean the appliance with unsuitable material;
eg petroleum based products.
• Subject it to high temperatures in any way,
• Scour, rub etc., with abrasive material.
11. Removal of dairy cover and door tray :
• To remove the dairy cover, first lift the cover
up by about an inch and pull it off from the
side where there is an opening on the cover.
• To remove a door tray, remove all the contents
and then simply push the door tray upwards
from the base.
12. Make sure that the special plastic container
at the back of the appliance which collects
defrost water is clean at all times. If you want
to remove the tray to clean it, follow the
instructions below:
• Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out
the mains plug
• Gently uncrimp the stud on the compressor,
using a pair of pliers, so that the tray can be
• Lift it up.
• Clean and wipe it dry
• Reassemble, reversing the sequence and
13. To remove a drawer, pull it as far as
possible, tilt it upwards and then pull it out
Do- Clean and defrost your appliance regularly
(See "Defrosting")
Do- Keep raw meat and poultry below cooked
food and dairy products.
Do- Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables
and wipe off any soil.
Do- Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and
cauliflower on the stem.
Do- Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper
and then in a polythene bag, excluding
as much air as possible. For best results,
take out of the fridge compartment an
hour before eating.
Do- Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in
polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents
Do- Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Do- Wrap food with a strong odour or which
may dry out, in polythene bags, or
aluminium foil or place in airtight container.
Do- Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Do- Chill white wines, beer, lager and mineral
water before serving.
Do- Check contents of the freezer every so
Do- Keep food for as short a time as possible
and adhere to "Best Before" and "Use
by" etc. dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given on
the packets.
Do- Always choose high quality fresh food
and be sure it is thoroughly clean before
you freeze it.
Do- Prepare fresh food for freezing in small
portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do- Wrap all food in aluminium foil or freezer
quality polythene bags and make sure
any air is excluded.
Do- Wrap frozen food immediately after
purchasing and put it in to the freezer as
soon as possible.
Instructions for use
Don't- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don't- Try to keep frozen food which has
thawed; it should be eaten within 24
hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don't- Remove items from the freezer with
wet hands.
Do- Defrost food in the fridge compartment.
Don't- Store bananas in your fridge
Don't- Store melon in your fridge. It can be
chilled for short periods as long as it
is wrapped to prevent it flavouring
other food.
Don't- Cover the shelves with any protective
materials which may obstruct air
Don't- Store poisonous or any dangerous
substances in your appliance. It has
been designed for the storage of edible
foodstuffs only.
Don't- Consume food which has been
refrigerated for an excessive length of
Don't- Store cooked and fresh food together
in the same container. They should be
packaged and stored separately.
Don't- Let defrosting food or food juices drip
onto food.
Don't- Leave the door open for long periods,
as this will make the appliance more
costly to run and cause excessive ice
Don't- Use sharp edged objects such as knives
or forks to remove the ice.
Don't- Put hot food into the appliance. Let it
cool down first.
Don't- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans
containing carbonated liquids into the
freezer, as they may burst.
Don't- Exceed the maximum freezing loads
when freezing fresh food.
Don't- Give children ice-cream and water
ices direct from the freezer. The low
temperature may cause 'freezer burns'
on lips.
Trouble - shooting
If the appliance does not operate when switched
on, check;
• That the plug is inserted properly in the socket
and that the power supply is on. (To check the
power supply to the socket, plug in another
• Whether the fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch has been
turned off.
• That the temperature control has been set
• That the new plug is wired correctly, if you
have changed the fitted, moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating at all after
above checks, contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the unit.
Please ensure that above checks have been
done, as a charge will be made if no fault is
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