Operating Instructions
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER COMBINATION
Contents
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English,1
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Description of the appliance, 4-5
Control panel
Overall view
Start-up and use, 6-7
Starting the appliance
Chiller system
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 8
FF4DK(TVZ)(UK)
FF4DX(TVZ)(UK)
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Holiday function
Optimization Energy Saving function
Replacing the light bulb
Precautions and tips, 9
General safety
Disposal
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 10
Guarantee, 11
After Sales Service, 12
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Installation
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! Before placing your new appliance 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.
Positioning and connection
Positioning
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free room.
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and
condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to
operate correctly and save energy.
3. Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part of
the appliance and any furniture above it, and at least 12
cm between the sides and any furniture/side walls.
4. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat
(direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
5. In order to maintain the correct distance between the
appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers supplied
in the installation kit, following the instructions provided.
Levelling
1. Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.
2. If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the
refrigerator by tightening or loosening the front feet.
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, carefully
place it vertically and wait at least 3 hours before
connecting it to the electricity mains. Before inserting
the plug into the electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with
the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located
on the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g. 150 W).
• The voltage must be in the range between the values
indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left
side (e.g. 220-240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance.
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do
not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
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Connection of the water supply
To carry this out, use the kit provided which contains all
the necessary elements for connection to the water
supply.
To improve the performance of the Aqua Care, we
recommend that you fit a tap with a filter on the pipe for
the connection to the water system: in this way it will be
possible to manually interrupt the water supply during
long periods in which Aqua Care is not used.
! The water pressure inside the water system must be
between 0.8 bar and 8 bar.
! The appliance must only be connected to a water
supply suitable for drinking.
Your appliance is supplied with a 13amp fused plug that
can be plugged into a 13amp socket for immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions
below.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and the fuse
cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until
a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to remove it to add a longer cable
or to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units
etc. please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
approval.
or
- The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
appliance.
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit
your socket. The cable should be cut as close as
possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
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WARNING:
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Fitting a new plug
IMPORTANT:
WIRES IN THE MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE...
Green and Yellow
- Earth
Blue
- Neutral
Brown
- Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked
or coloured Green and Yellow.
'E' or
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or
coloured red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or
coloured Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse. A 15amp plug must be
protected by a 15amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor
or at the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives :
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
& 93/68/EEC
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Description of the
appliance
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Control panel
POWER
Indicator light
REFRIGERATOR
OPERATION
Knob
SUPER COOL
Indicator light
SUPER FREEZE
Indicator light
SUPER COOL
Button
• REFRIGERATOR OPERATION Knob
to regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment.
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
levels.
is the holiday function (see Maintenance and
care).
OFF switches the refrigerator off.
• SUPER COOL (quick cool) to lower the temperature of
the refrigerator compartment rapidly. When it is
pressed, the SUPER COOL indicator light illuminates
(see Start-up and use).
• SUPER COOL Yellow indicator light (rapid cooling)
illuminates when the SUPER COOL button is pressed.
• POWER Indicator light illuminates when the appliance
is connected to the electricity network.
FREEZER
OPERATION
Knob
SUPER FREEZE
Button
• SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing) to freeze
fresh food. When it is pressed, the SUPER FREEZE
indicator light illuminates (see Start-up and use).
If pressed for at least 3 seconds, this activates the
“Optimization Energy Saving” function (see Care
and maintenance).
• SUPER FREEZE Yellow indicator light (rapid freezing)
illuminates when the SUPER FREEZE button is
pressed.
• FREEZER OPERATION Knob
to regulate the temperature of the freezer
compartment.
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
levels.
switches the appliance off, including the
refrigerator.
TVZ (see Using the freezer to its full potential)
! The indicator lights are also used to indicate an unusual
temperature increase in the freezer compartment (see
Troubleshooting).
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Overall view
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The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not
directly represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
Control panel
Removable multipurpose
SHELVES•
CAN RACK
shelves
LAMP
(see Maintenance)
Removable
multipurpose
SHELVES•
FRUIT and
VEGETABLE bin
BOTTLE shelf
BOTTLE shelf
TVZ compartment
and FREEZER and
STORAGE
compartment
FREEZER and
STORAGE
compartment
Levelling FEET
• Varies by number and/or position.
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Start-up and use
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Starting the appliance
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
! Before starting the appliance, follow the
installation instructions (see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the
compartments and accessories well with lukewarm
water and bicarbonate.
! The appliance comes with a motor protection control
system which makes the compressor start
approximately 8 minutes after being switched on. The
compressor also starts each time the power supply is
cut off whether voluntarily or involuntarily (blackout).
• Use the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to adjust
the temperature (see Description).
1. Set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
.
2. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the
green POWER indicator light illuminates.
3. Turn the FREEZER OPERATION knob to an average
value and press the SUPER FREEZE button (rapid
freezing): the SUPER FREEZE indicator light will
illuminate. Once the refrigerator has reached the
optimal temperature, the indicator light goes out and
you can begin food storage.
4. Turn the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to an
average value. After a few hours you will be able to
put food in the refrigerator.
Chiller system
No Frost
The No Frost system
circulates cold air
continuously to collect
humidity and prevent ice
and frost formation. The
system maintains an
optimal humidity level in
the compartment,
preserving the original
quality of the food,
preventing the food from
sticking together and making defrosting a thing of the
past. Do not block the aeration cells by placing food or
containers in direct contact with the refrigerating back
panel. Close bottles and wrap food tightly.
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• Press the SUPER COOL button (rapid cooling) to lower
the temperature quickly. For example, when you place
a large number of new food items inside a fridge the
internal temperature will rise slightly. The function
quickly cools the groceries by temporarily reducing
the temperature until it reaches the ideal level.
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment,
not hot foods (see Precautions and tips).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than
raw foods.
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will
increase humidity in the refrigerator and cause
condensation to form.
• SHELVES: with or without grill. Due to the special
guides the shelves are removable and the height is
adjustable, allowing easy storage of large containers
and food.
FRUIT and VEGETABLE bin
The salad crispers fitted inside the fridge have been
specially designed for the purpose of keeping fruit and
vegetables fresh and crisp. Open the humidity regulator
(position B) if you want to store food in a less humid
environment, or close it (position A) to store food in a
more humid environment.
A
B
Using the freezer to its full potential
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• Use the FREEZER OPERATION knob to adjust the
temperature (see Description).
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has already
been defrosted. These foods must be cooked and eaten
(within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into
contact with food that has already been defrosted.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and
which are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer
because they could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen daily is
indicated on the plate containing the technical properties
located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator
compartment (for example: Kg/24h: 4).
• The top drawer can be used to store several types of
food (semifreddo frozen desserts, ice creams and
alcohol) at the most suitable temperature; the lower
drawer (see overall view) is designed to store frozen
food in normal conditions.
To freeze food (if the freezer is already in operation),
deactivate the TVZ and empty the top drawer, press
the rapid-freezing SUPER FREEZE button (the
corresponding LED lights up), place the food inside
and close the drawer. The function is deactivated
automatically after 24 hours or when the optimal
temperatures have been reached (LED switches off).
The food may now be moved to the lower drawer (so
that the TVZ functions may be used) or left in the TVZ
compartment which, when left inactive, will function
as a normal storage compartment.
! to avoid blocking the air circulation inside the freezer
compartment, it is advisable not to obstruct the
ventilation holes with food or containers.
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature
inside the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for
at least 9 -14 hours.
TVZ compartment
The TVZ is a special compartment in the freezer which
allows the user to choose between 5 different
operating modes that may be set according to
specific requirements and the type of food stored
inside. The temperature settings available are 0°C, 6°C, -12°C and -18°C; these options are displayed on
the control panel (FREEZER COMPARTMENT knob).
The TVZ has an independent control feature; it may
also be deactivated using the control panel, for use as
a normal freezer compartment.
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Maintenance and care
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Switching the appliance off
Holiday function
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
If you are going on holiday, you do not have to switch
the appliance off; it features a low-energy function
which keeps the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment at approximately 12°C (you may, for
example, wish to protect cosmetics and beauty
products from the heat). The freezer temperature
should be set to the minimum value, in order to
preserve the food inside it effectively.
To enable the function: set the REFRIGERATOR
1. set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
2. pull the plug out of the socket
! If this procedure is not followed, the alarm may sound.
This alarm does not indicate a malfunction. To restore
normal operation bring the FREEZER OPERATION knob
(off) and turn the appliance on again. To
setting to
disconnect the appliance, follow point 1 and 2.
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber
seals may be cleaned using a sponge that has been
soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda
or neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasive
products, bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm
water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry
them carefully.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which
can be removed by delicately using the hose of a
vacuum cleaner set on medium power. The
appliance must be switched off and the plug must
be pulled out before cleaning the appliance.
• During the cleaning of the slide rails for the drawers
in the freezer compartment, it may happen that the
automatic drawer closure mechanism is deactivated.
To reactivate it, simply close the drawer a little more
forcefully than is usually necessary.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic materials
which are odour free. In order to maintain an odour
free refrigerator and to prevent the formation of stains,
food must always be covered or sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an
extended period of time, clean the inside and leave
the doors open.
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OPERATION knob on
A double acoustic signal informs you when it has been
enabled. A single acoustic signal informs you when it
has been disabled.
Optimization Energy Saving function
The “Optimization Energy Saving” function may be
activated in order to optimise energy consumption
while maintaining the cooling performance of the
product. This function maximises the energy saved. It is
activated by setting the knobs to “I CARE”, then
pressing and holding the Super Freeze button for at
least 3 seconds; the Super Freeze indicator light will
begin to flash, signalling the activation of this function.
The Optimization Energy Saving function may also be
deactivated by pressing the Super Freeze button again.
The corresponding indicator light will stop flashing,
thereby signalling that the original operating conditions
have been restored.
In humid environments, when the Optimization Energy
Saving function is activated, slight condensation may
form on the door of the appliance; normal operating
conditions are restored when the function is
deactivated.
Replacing the light bulb
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator
compartment, pull out the plug from the electrical
socket. Follow the
instructions below.
Access the light bulb by
removing the cover as
indicated in the diagram.
Replace it with a similar
light bulb within the
2
power range indicated on
the cover (10 W, 15 W or
1
25 W).
Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the instructions
in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from
the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch off the
appliance and disconnect it from the electrical supply. It
is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs
on OFF (appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances
should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use utensils other than the scraper provided, or
electrical equipment which is not of the type specified by
the manufacturer, inside the frozen food storage
compartments.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play
with the appliance. Under no circumstance should they
be allowed to sit on the bins or to hang from the door.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It
can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
• When closing the refrigerator
doors, pay attention to the
position of the upright (see figure).
• Make sure that excessive
volumes of food are not placed in
the upper part of the freezer
compartment, in the space
reserved for the ice tray (where
present).
Disposal
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• Observe local environmental standards when
disposing packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires
that old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream. Old appliances must be collected separately
in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the
materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment. The crossed out
“wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of
your obligation, that when you dispose of the
appliance it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal
of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the environment
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated
room. Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight
and do not place it near heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
energy.
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food:
cold air must circulate freely for food to be preserved
properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor will
work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The
internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
energy.
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance).
A thick layer of ice makes cold transference to food
products more difficult and results in increased
energy consumption.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air
from escaping (see Maintenance).
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Troubleshooting
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If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.
Malfunctions:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The green POWER indicator light does
not illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far enough
to make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The motor does not start.
• The appliance comes with a motor protection control (see Start-up and use).
The indicator lights are on but the light is • Pull out and reverse the plug before putting it back in the socket.
dim.
a) The alarm sounds.
b) The alarm sounds and the two yellow
indicator lights flash.
c) The alarm sounds and the two yellow
indicator lights as well as the green one
flash.
d) The yellow SUPERFREEZE indicator
light flashes
Heating
is excessive
+ buzzer
+ buzzer
a) The refrigerator door has remained open for more than two minutes (the
buzzer will stop sounding when you shut the door) or the correct switchingoff procedure was not followed (see Maintenance).
b) The temperature in the freezer is too high. Check the quality of the food
products and dispose if necessary.
c) The temperature in the freezer has reached a dangerous level. The food
must be disposed immediately.
d) The Optimization Energy Saving function is activated
b/c) In both these cases the freezer will maintain a temperature of about 0°C
so that the food does not re-freeze.
To turn off the acoustic signal open and close the refrigerator door. To
restore normal operation bring the FREEZER OPERATION knob setting
to
Heating
danger
(off) and turn the appliance on again.
The green POWER indicator light flashes.
• The appliance is not operating correctly. Contact the Technical Assistance
Centre.
The refrigerator and the freezer do not
cool well.
•
•
•
•
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob is not on the correct setting (see
Description).
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The motor runs continuously.
• The SUPER FREEZE button has been pressed (rapid freezing): the yellow
SUPER FREEZE light is on or flashing (see Description).
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
• The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see Maintenance).
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and make
noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor is
off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
The back wall of the refrigerator unit is
covered in frost or droplets of water
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
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The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The doors are opened too frequently.
The OPERATION knobs are not on the correct setting (see Description).
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
Guarantee
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12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no
cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
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The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
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Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of
improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL OR
NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There
will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply
call our registration line on 0870 6092094 (ROI 01 230 0800).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08709
088 088 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint
Service Hotline on 08709 066 066 (ROI 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to
arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine
or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
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No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1100 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 0870 6092094
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate,Dublin 17
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. Please see section “Precautions and tips” for
details about disposal legislation. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut
the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance
can no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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