Electrolux EU 1323T Freezer User Manual

freezer
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
EU 1323 T
2222 693-45
UK
CONTENTS
Instructions for the Installer
Instructions for the User
Important Safety Instructions
3
Technical Specifications
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Description of the Appliance
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Installation
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Operation
5
Positioning
Door reversal
Before use
Starting your appliance
Temperature control
Warning light
Freezing fresh food
Frozen food storage
Freezing calendar
Thawing
Making ice cubes
Normal Operating Sound
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Health and Safety Guidelines
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Defrosting
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Maintenance and Cleaning
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Internal cleaning
External cleaning
When the appliance is not in use
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Something Not Working?
Malfunctions
Service and Spare Parts
Electrical Connection
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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 Departement.
Prior to Installation
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General Safety
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstance should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
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Installation
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This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
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It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
attempt to modify this product in any way.
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Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable.
Important: if the supply cable is damaged, it must
be replaced by a cable available from the
manufacturer or Expert Appliance Care.
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
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During Use
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
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The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained
within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a
natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of the
appliance, be certain that none of the components
of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
- avoid open flames and sources of ignition.
- thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
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This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is
not intended for commercial or industrial use.
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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.
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Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
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Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment.
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Ice lollies can cause ‘frost/freezer burns’ if
consumed straight from the freezer.
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Do not remove items from the freezer
compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as this
could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
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Placing frozen goods on the top of the appliance
can lead to the accumulation of condensation in
the cavity of the storage tray through contact with
the cold. Electronic components are housed within
this cavity. If condensation should drip onto these
components, the appliance could be damaged by
a short circuit. For this reason do not place frozen
goods on top of the appliance.
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Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer
as they can burst when the contents freeze.
Child Safety
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Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the product.
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There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging
material away from children!
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging
must therefore only be carried out by
authorised technicians.
Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible fluid
leakages.
The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or boilers.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
Do not use other electrical appliances (such as
ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
appliances.
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Manufacturers’ recommended storage times should
be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
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Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance
and disconnect from the electrical supply.
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When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
Servicing
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This product should be serviced by an authorised
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
used.
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Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact Expert Appliance
Care.
At the end of the Appliance Life
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When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
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Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLIANCE
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5-24
4
➀ Freezer controls
➁ Compartment for frozen food storage
➂ Compartment for freezing fresh food
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-16
°C
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3
-18
-20
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OPERATION
Before use
Remove all securing tapes. Wash inside the appliance
with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to
0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as the
smell may linger. Dry thoroughly.
Freezer controls
-16
-24
-22
°C
-18
-20
➀ ➁
➂ ➃
➀ Pilot light (green)
➁ Thermostat control knob
➂ Fast-freezing indicator light (yellow)
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➃ Push button for fast-freezing
➄ Warning light (red)
Starting your appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket. The appliance can
be activated by turning the thermostat knob
beyond the “-16°C” position. When the pilot light
is
illuminated this shows that the appliance is on.
The freezer is switched off by turning knob
to
position «●».
To obtain a lower temperature, turn the thermostat
control to the higher numbers; to obtain a higher
temperature turn the control to the lower numbers.
When altering the temperature setting, allow 24 hours
for the temperature to stablise before making further
changes.
Temperature control
Warning light (red)
The temperature inside the freezer is regulated by a
thermostat with 5 temperature positions and one
«OFF» (●) position.
Position «-16°C» = minimum cold
Position «-24°C» = maximum cold
Turn the thermostat dial to the required position.
An intermediate position (-18°C) is usually the most
suitable, although the temperature will be affected by:
If the temperature warning light
lights up, it
indicates that the temperature within the freezer has
reached a level where safe food storage is no longer
ensured (warmer than -12°C).
When the freezer is first switched on, the warning
light will stay on until the temperature has dropped to
a safe level for the storage of frozen food.
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Room temperature
l How often the door is opened
l How much food is stored
l Position of the appliance
In determining the correct temperature control setting
all these factors have to be considered and some
experimentation may be necessary.
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Freezing fresh food
Important
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks
etc.), in the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer, can possibly result in
a low temperature skin burn.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or "frost/freezer burns".
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen food, do not open the door during the
whole time of the power failure. If the freezer is
fully loaded, the frozen food will not be affected
if the power cut is of short duration; otherwise,
it is recommended to consume the food within
a very short time.
In any 24 hour period you can freeze up to 12 kg of
fresh food.
Activate fast freeze by depressing the fast-freeze
button
- for more than one second - 24 hours
before you want to freeze your fresh food, the yellow
light
illuminates. This time can be shortened,
depending on the quantity of food to be frozen.
After the time has elapsed place the food to be frozen
in the top compartment of the freezer as this is the
coldest part.
In the top compartment, products must only be
stacked up to the mark on the cell so as to ensure
that air circulation is not obstructed.
You should never freeze more than 12 Kg. of fresh
food at anyone time.
Once the food is completely frozen (which could take
up to 24 hours) the fast freeze function can be ended
manually at any time by depressing the switch ➃
again. The yellow light goes out. If the fast freeze
function is not ended manually, the appliance
electronics switch off the fast freeze function after 48
hours. The yellow light
goes out.
Distribute the frozen food packages in the other
compartments, so that the top compartment can be
used for a further freezing operation.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned
foodstuffs.
Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is already
frozen.
During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer
door remains closed.
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To remove the bottom drawer, proceed as follows: pull
the drawer out until it comes to a stop, then tilt it
upwards (see figure).
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PR001c
Frozen food storage
Freezing calendar
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least two hours in the «fast
freeze» mode before storing frozen food.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
we strongly recommend that you make sure that the
commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately
stored by the retailer and, furthermore, be sure that
these frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the
foodstore to the consumer in the shortest possible
time (a temperature increase of the frozen food could
shorten its storage period).
It is also advisable not to exceed the storage period
indicated by the producer of the food.
Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than is absolutely necessary.
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.
Thawing
Frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in
the fridge or at room temperature depending on the
time available. Small food items may even be cooked
from frozen; in this case cooking will take longer. Any
frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has
not been completely defrosted it can be cooked and
then refrozen.
Defrosted cooked food must never be refrozen.
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Making ice cubes
Normal Operating Sounds
The appliance is provided with a plastic ice cube tray.
Fill the tray 3/4 full to allow the ice to expand and
place it in the freezer. To turn out the ice cubes simply
give the tray a slight twist to release the cubes.
Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to the
freezer using a sharp or pointed object.
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when
the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing
at the rear, to the fixed freezer shelves.
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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Because of consumer demand, preservatives have been removed from many pre-prepared foods. This
together with the changes in shopping habits to a once-a-week shop, mean that safe handling and
storage of food is even more important than ever.
The following tips should help you to ensure that the food in your home is in as perfect condition as
possible.
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Keep the freezer door closed as much as possible.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow
air to circulate around each item.
Cool cooked food as quickly as possible but do
NOT place in the freezer until cool. (Leave food in
a place as cool as possible in order that it can then
be placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible).
Do not store food uncovered.
The best way to defrost food is to put it in the
refrigerator to thaw slowly.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and
labelled and used in date order to ensure that food
is consumed at its best.
It is important that food is used before its “best
before” date.
Always wash your hands with soapy water and dry
them with a clean towel before handling food.
Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross
contamination by not using the same work surface
or knife, without washing them thoroughly in
between.
The foods to be frozen must be fresh and of the
best quality.
The size of each pack should be small enough to
ensure that it is used in one go. Small packs
freeze more quickly and uniformly and give better
results.
Frozen food, once thawed, must not be refrozen.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food,
salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing
bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and
provide an airtight seal.
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Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could indicate
that the product has not been kept at a suitable
temperature and that it may have lost its original
quality. Partially thawed food must not be refrozen,
it must be consumed within 24 hours. Never
exceed the storage time indicated.
Never place hot food, bottles or cans of fizzy drink
in the freezer as they may explode. Containers
with a lid must not be filled to the brim.
Do not open the door or place extra fresh food in
the freezer next to food which is already frozen as
this could cause the temperature of the frozen
food to rise and its quality and storage life to
reduce.
DEFROSTING
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided, whenever the
thickness of the frost exceeds 1/4".
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off
the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out
and it is advisable to carry out this operation when the
appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
2. Turn the thermostat control knob
to the «●»
setting.
3. Leave the door open and insert the plastic scraper
in the special location to act as an extension
channel; pull out the drawer to collect the defrost
water (see Fig.).
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly.
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat control knob to a medium setting
(-18°C) and, after letting the appliance run for at least
two hours in the «fast freeze» mode, replace the
previously removed food into the compartments.
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PR001
Important
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their storage life.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
Important
In the event of a power failure causing the
temperature within your freezer to rise, do
not re-freeze the food without checking its
condition. The following guidelines should
assist you:
Ice-cream: once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: if soft should be cooked
and used up.
Breads & Cakes: can be re-frozen without
danger.
Shellfish: should be refrigerated and used up
quickly.
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: can be re-frozen
providing there are still ice crystals remaining
within them.
Small Joints: should be cooked and can then
be re-frozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: should also be cooked and re-frozen
as a cooked dish.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried
out, DISCONNECT the appliance from the
ELECTRICITY supply.
Warning
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorised
technicians.
Internal cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water). Rinse
and dry thoroughly.
NEVER USE DETERGENTS, ABRASIVE POWDERS,
HIGHLY PERFUMED CLEANING PRODUCTS OR
WAX POLISHES, TO CLEAN THE INTERIOR AS
THESE WILL DAMAGE THE SURFACE AND LEAVE
A STRONG SMELL.
Important
Do not use abrasive products.
External cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet door with warm soapy water.
Do NOT use abrasive products.
Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grill)
and the compressor at the back of the appliance, with
a brush or vacuum cleaner, see figure.
You MUST ensure that the appliance is switched OFF.
An accumulation of dust will affect the performance of
the appliance and cause excessive electricity
consumption.
CONDENSER
COMPRESSOR
D358
When the appliance is not in use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all foods
and clean the appliance, leaving the door ajar to
prevent unpleasant smells.
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SOMETHING NOT WORKING?
Before contacting Expert Appliance Care check the following points.
IMPORTANT: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below, or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or
installation, a charge will be made even if the appliance is under guarantee.
Symptom
Solution
No power to appliance
- Check there is power at the socket.
- Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
- Check the fuse has not blown.
The temperature in the freezer is too high
- Check the thermostat control knob is turned to the
correct setting relative to ambient conditions.
- Check the ambient temperature is within the appliances
operating limits of 10°C to 32°C.
- Relocate the appliance if necessary.
The freezer door will not open
- Has door just been opened?
If so leave for a few minutes to allow the air pressure to
equalise.
The compressor runs continuously
- Adjust the thermostat control knob to give correct
temperature control. See page 5.
- Check that the door is closed.
- Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet and/or door is frequently opened.
- Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Excessive frost and ice has built up.
- Ensure the door is not left open.
- Check that nothing is preventing the door from closing.
- Is the door gasket intact and clean?
- Has advised periodic defrosting been carried out?
Noise
- Refer to normal operating sounds.
If after the above checks, there is still a fault, call Expert Appliance Care.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made as the engineer will make a
charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for any in-guarantee service calls.
Malfunctions
If the electronics in the appliance have detected a fault that prevents the ACTUAL temperature being measured,
the warning light in the temperature display will flash. The appliance will continue to function using a backup
program until Expert Appliance Care engineer has repaired the appliance.
SERVICE AND SPARE PARTS
If you require further information regarding the appliance, the terms and conditions of the guarantee, or wish to
call out engineer, please contact Expert Appliance Care by telephoning:
0870 9099100
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
Height
Width
Depth
85
54.5
60
POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY
TOTAL POWER ABSORBED
AVERAGE DAILY UNITS ELECTRICITY(*)
220-240 V / 50 Hz
110 W
0,77 kWh
GROSS CAPACITY
110 l
NET CAPACITY
100 l
cm
cm
cm
STAR RATING
(*)This figure is based on standard test results in accordance with European Standard EN153 (Actual
consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located).
INSTALLATION
A
B
10 mm
10 mm
For this appliance to work efficiently, it must not be
located where the temperatures will fall below 10°C
(50°F) or rise above 32°C (90°F), e.g. conservatories.
For correct operation this appliance must be located in
a dry atmosphere, away from heat sources, e.g.
cookers, radiators, boilers and direct sunlight.
You should also ensure that air can circulate freely
around the back and the top of the cabinet. There
should be 100mm (4”) between the top of the cabinet
and any overhanging kitchen furniture. Alternatively
allow 50mm (2”) between the top of the cabinet and
any overhanging kitchen furniture and a gap of 25mm
(1”) on either side of the appliance.
Do not obstruct the space underneath. The back of the
cabinet may be placed close to the wall but must not
touch it. DO NOT install in places with restricted
ventilation.
Adjust the level of the appliance by screwing out the
adjustable foot, or feet, at the bottom of the cabinet
using your fingers.
50-100 mm
Positioning
NP006
D200
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Door reversal
Before carrying out the operations described below,
pull out the mains plug from the wall socket.
To carry out this reversal go through the following
steps:
1. Gently lay the appliance on its back with the top
held away from the floor by 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) of
packing.
2. Remove the bottom door hinge (5).
3. Remove the door (4) by opening it and pulling it
gently downwards to remove it from the top hinge
pin (2).
4. Unscrew the top hinge pin (2) from the top hinge (1)
and replace it in the opposite hole on the left hand
side.
5. Unscrew the foot at the base (6) of the appliance
and refit it on the opposite side.
6. Refit the door and the bottom hinge (5) to the left
hand side.
7. Unscrew the handle (3). Refit it on the opposite side
after having pierced the plugs with a punch. Cover
the holes left open with the plugs contained in the
documentation pack.
When positioning the bottom hinge blade on the
reverse side, the securing screws will require a
degree of exersion when fitting.
It is therefore advisable to lubricate the screw tips
before starting this operation.
Attention
After completion of the door reversing
operation, check that the door gasket adheres
to the cabinet. If the ambient temperature is
cold (i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit
perfectly to the cabinet. In that case, wait for the
natural fitting of the gasket or accelerate this
process by heating up the part involved with a
normal hairdryer on a low setting.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directive
No. 87/308 of 2.6.87 relative to radio interference
suppression.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
observed.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not
suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and
the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to
prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be
plugged into a 13amp socket in another part of your
home.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directive:
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive)
and subsequent amendments.
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
- Compatibility Directive) and subsequent amendments.
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in
the event of breakdown.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of your appliance, may not correspond
with the markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green and the Yellow (earth) wire to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
«E» or the earth symbol
, or coloured green and
yellow.
13 AMP. FUSE
13 AMP
GREEN & YELLOW
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «N» or coloured
black.
BROWN
BLUE
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «L» or coloured
red.
D207
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse.
For replacement, use a 13amp BS1362 fuse. Only
ASTA or BSI approved fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is
lost. The cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured
insert at the base of the plug.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from
Expert Appliance Care.
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CORD CLAMP
© Electrolux Household Appliances Limited 2001