Whirlpool | BA 35 P (UK) | Instruction for Use | Indesit BA 35 P Refrigerator User Manual

Operating Instructions
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Reversible doors
Description of the appliance, 4-5
Control panel
Overall view
Accessories, 6
Start-up and use, 7-8
Starting the appliance
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 9-10
BA 35 P
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Defrosting the appliance
Replacing the light bulb
Precautions and tips, 11
General safety
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 12
Assistance, 13
! Before operating your new appliance, please read these
operating instructions carefully. They contain important
information for safe use, installation and care of the
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
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 5
cm between the sides and any furniture/side walls.
4. Ensure the appliance is far 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.
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 transportation of the appliance, 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.
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
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.
- 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
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.
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Reversible doors
Fitting a new plug
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- 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.
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
∅ 3mm
Description of the
Control panel
Indicator light
Indicator light
• 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).
to regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
Indicator light
• SUPER FREEZE Yellow indicator light (rapid freezing)
illuminates when the SUPER FREEZE button is
to regulate the temperature of the freezer compartment:
ECO is the optimal temperature for energy saving levels.
switches the appliance off, including the refrigerator.
ECO is the optimal temperature for energy saving levels.
HOLIDAY is the holiday function (see Maintenance and
switches the refrigerator compartment off.
• 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.
SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing) to freeze fresh food.
When it is pressed, the SUPER FREEZE indicator light
illuminates (see Start-up and use).
The indicator lights are also used to indicate an unusual
temperature increase in the freezer compartment (see
Description of the
Overall view
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.
(see Maintenance)
Removable shelf with
lid and EGG TRAY
CAN RACK shelves
for MEAT and
BOTTLE shelf
ICE tray •
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! 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).
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 REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to an
average value. After a few hours you will be able to put
food in the refrigerator.
4. 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.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
The cooling section of the refrigerator is located inside the
back wall of the refrigerator compartment for increased
space and improved aesthetics. During operation, the back
wall will be covered in frost or water droplets depending on
whether the compressor is operating or paused. Do not
worry, the refrigerator is functioning normally.
If the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob has been set on
high values with large quantities of food and with a high
ambient temperature, the appliance can operate continuously,
resulting in excessive frost formation and excessive energy
consumption: compensate for this by shifting the knob
towards lower values (defrosting will occur automatically).
In static appliances, the air circulates in a natural way: the
colder air tends to move downwards as it is heavier. The
food should be stored as follows:
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SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the
shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see diagram),
allowing easy storage of large
containers and food. Height can
be adjusted without complete
removal of the shelf.
FLEX COOL BOX. This is the new box to keep meat, fish
and cheese fresh. When positioned in the “lower” part of
the fridge compartment, it is ideal for meat and fish; when
moved to the “top” part of the fridge, it is perfect for
cheese. It can be taken out of the fridge when it is not
PLAY ZONE: Thanks to the new “Play Zone” bottle rack,
you can cool several bottles, cans and energy drinks
quickly to have them constantly at hand.
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• Use the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to adjust the
temperature (see Description).
• 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
If the “Play Zone” is placed on the glass shelf, you can
store large and medium sized bottles on it simply by laying
the bottle on the flat rack. This is ideal for storing wine
bottles. When folded and secured in place on either side of
the shelf, the rack can be used to store cans (at the top),
energy drinks (in the centre) and other cans and energy
drinks can be rested horizontally on the remaining part of
the shelf. When placing cans (onto the Play zone rack),
make sure they do not touch the back of the refrigerator
The “Play Zone” can be used just like a normal shelf (when
placed flat) and moved up or down along the fridge walls
together with the rest of the shelf. It can be washed easily,
and is also dishwasher safe. The ideal position for the Play
zone rack is the central shelf.
CAN RACK shelf: stores cans
horizontally (see diagram).
Yoghurt, butter or general
containers may also be stored
Using the freezer to its full potential
! 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.
The fact that they are situated on the top part of the
freezer drawers ensures greater cleanliness: the ice no
longer comes into contact with the food placed inside
the freezer compartment; furthermore, the dripping of
the water during filling is avoided (a lid to cover up the
hole after filling with water is also provided).
1. Pull out the tray by pushing it up.
Check that the tray is ompletely empty and fill it with
water through the opening provided.
2. Take care not to exceed the level indicated (MAX
WATER LEVEL). Excess water prevents the ice cubes
from dispensing (if this happens, wait for the ice to
melt and empty the tray).
3. Turn the tray 90°: due to the connected compartments
each mould fills with water (see diagram).
4. Close the opening with the lid provided and put the
tray back.
5. When the ice has formed (minimum time
approximately 8 hours) knock the tray against a hard
surface and wet the outside so that the ice cubes
come loose and take them out through the opening.
• 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. Fresh
food must be stored in the top FREEZER and STORAGE
compartment where the temperature drops below -18°C
and guarantees rapid freezing.
• 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).
• To freeze (if the freezer is already operating):
- for small quantities which are less than those indicated on
the data plate, press the rapid freezing SUPER FREEZE
button (corresponding yellow indicator light illuminates),
insert the food and close the door. The function is disabled
automatically after 24 hours or when optimal temperatures
have been reached (indicator light goes out);
- for large quantities which are greater than the maximum load
indicated on the data plate, hold down the rapid freezing
SUPER FREEZE button until the corresponding indicator light
begins to flash. After 24 hours the indicator light stops flashing
and remains on constantly. Place the food inside the freezer
and close the door. After another 24 hours, the function will
be disabled automatically (indicator light goes out).
• In order to obtain a greater amount of space in the
freezer compartment, you may remove the bins (except
the lowest bin and the special COOL CARE ZONE bin,
which has an adjustable temperature) and place the
food directly onto the evaporator plates.
! Do not open the door during freezing.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
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
setting to (off) and turn the appliance on again. 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.
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
Holiday function
To minimise energy usage when on holiday, it is not
necessary to switch the appliance off. The appliance has a
function which allows it to maintain the temperature of the
refrigerator compartment at approximately 15°C (which can
also be used to conserve make-up and beauty products).
The freezer temperature must be set to the minimum value
in order to preserve the food.
To enable the function:
HOLIDAY (see diagram).
A double acoustic signal
informs you when it has
been enabled. A single
acoustic signal informs you
when it has been disabled.
Defrosting the appliance
5. Certain appliances are
fitted with the DRAIN
SYSTEM to lead the water
outside. Let the water flow
into a container (see
! Follow the instructions below.
Do not speed up the defrosting process by using any
devices or tools other than the scraper provided, you may
damage the refrigeration circuit.
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator has an automatic defrosting function:
water is ducted to the back
of the appliance by a
special discharge outlet
(see diagram) where the
heat produced by the
compressor causes it to
evaporate. It is necessary
to clean the discharge hole
regularly so that the water
can flow out easily.
Defrosting the freezer compartment
Remove frost regularly using the special scraper provided.
If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to
defrost manually:
6. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before
switching the appliance on again.
7. Wait for approximately 2 hours, i.e. until the ideal
storage conditions have been restored, before placing
food in the freezer compartment.
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 power range
indicated on the cover (15W).
1. Set the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the
position .
2. Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in
another freezer or in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open until the frost has melted
completely. This can be made easier by placing
containers with lukewarm water in the freezer
4. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before
switching the appliance on again.
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
• 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:
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
this could
• 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 (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
• 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.
• 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
Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer
for information concerning the correct disposal of their
old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure
they are free of debris and to prevent cold air from
escaping (see Maintenance).
Possible causes / Solutions:
The green POWER indicator light does • The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far enough to
not illuminate.
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 • Pull out and reverse the plug before putting it back in the socket.
is 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.
is excessive
+ 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 switching-off
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.
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 (off)
and turn the appliance on again.
+ buzzer
The refrigerator and the freezer do not
cool well.
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.
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob is not on the correct setting (see
• 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.
There is water at the bottom of the
• The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).
Before calling for Assistance:
• Check if the malfunction can be solved on your own (see Troubleshooting).
• If after all the checks, the appliance still does not operate or the problem persists, call the nearest Service
serial number
• type of malfunction
• appliance model (Mod.)
• serial number (S/N)
This information can be found on the data plate
located on the bottom left side of the
refrigerator compartment.
Mod. RG 2330
220 - 240 V-
50 Hz
150 W
Total 340
Compr. R 134 a
Test Pressure
P.S-I. LOW 140
Kompr. kg 0,090
Made in Italy 13918
W Fuse
S/N 704211801
Max 15 w
Poder de Cong
kg/24 h
Never call on unauthorized technicians and always refuse spare parts which are not originals.
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