SxS 663
Refrigerator
User Guide
&
Installation & Service Instructions
U110221 - 01D
Contents
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Before You Start
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Installation
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Safety
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Positioning Your Appliance
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Refrigerant Gas Information
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Removing and Installing the Doors
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Caring for the Environment
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About Your Refrigerator
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Levelling the Fridge-freezer and
Adjusting the Doors
Fitting the Handles
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Electrical Supply Connection
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Water Supply Connection
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About the Fresh Food Compartment
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About the Freezer Compartment
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The Icemaker/Water Dispenser
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Fridge-Freezer Operation
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Operating the Water and Ice Dispenser
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Defrosting
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Automatic Defrosting
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Cleaning
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Alarm Function
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Shutting Off the Refrigerator
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Activating and Deactivating the
Refrigerator
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When Not in Use
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Water Filter
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Display Power Down
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Changing the Light Bulb
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Safety
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Food Storage Tips
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Tips on Storing Fresh Food
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Tips on Freezing Food
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Cleaning and Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty/After Sales Service
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8.
Technical Data
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Due to our policy of continual improvement, we reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice.
1. Before You Start
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Thank you for buying this appliance. We hope that it provides
a stylish and practical solution to your cooling needs. We
hope that this handbook supplies all the information you
require. If there is anything you are unsure of please contact
us (see the ‘Warranty’ section for Customer Care’s details).
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WARNING! This appliance must be earthed.
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Please leave the appliance to stand for at least six
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hours. This will allow the cooling system to settle
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following transportation.
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Always make sure a qualified person installs this
appliance.
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The freezer compartment is rated at 4 stars.
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This appliance is designed for domestic use only.
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Using it for any other purpose could invalidate any
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warranty or liability claim.
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Before you plug the appliance into the mains, clean
the inside of the appliance using warm water and
bicarbonate of soda, then dry thoroughly.
Check that no parts of the appliance are damaged,
especially parts of the cooling system, pipes or leads. If
damage has occurred, DO NOT install the appliance; you
should contact a qualified service engineer or contact
Customer Care.
If the accessories inside the appliance have been
disturbed during transit, reposition them in accordance
with the instructions.
Make sure that the electrical supply to your plug socket
is correct for this appliance – the required information is
on the data badge of the appliance.
Once the appliance is installed, cleaned and dry, it is
ready to be plugged in and switched on.
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Electrical Safety
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Safety
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The data badge is located inside the appliance
(refrigeration compartment).
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WARNING! Use drinking water only with this
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appliance.
WARNING! Keep this appliance clear of any
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obstruction.
If the electrical cable is damaged or worn, turn off the
refrigerator and consult an authorised agent for replacement.
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WARNING! DO NOT use mechanical devices (such as
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hair dryers) to defrost this appliance.
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Connections to the mains supply should be in
accordance with local regulations.
The plug MUST be accessible after the appliance has
been positioned.
Make sure that the refrigerator does not trap the electric
cable.
Do not step on the cable.
Avoid damage to the electric cable when moving the
refrigerator.
Damaged Electrical Cable
DO NOT damage the refrigerant circuit. If it does
become damaged, do not use the appliance.
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Before undertaking any routine maintenance or minor
repairs, disconnect the appliance from the electrical
supply. This includes cleaning and changing light bulbs.
DO NOT touch cold surfaces of the appliance while it is
in use as this will cause hands to stick to them leading
to freezer burns.
When moving the appliance take care not to damage
the leads, pipes or condenser unit. Should these parts
become damaged, contact a qualified service engineer.
Effervescent liquids (fizzy drinks) should never be
frozen. These liquids expand during freezing and
this may lead to the bottles/containers shattering or
exploding.
Foods that are intended to be defrosted or cooked first,
such as breads or meats, must not be eaten in their
frozen state.
If food looks or smells strange, do not attempt to eat it.
If in doubt throw it away.
Never use sharp, metal implements to scrape ice off the
surface of this appliance. Only use implements, which
are fit for this purpose (such as plastic scrapers) and use
carefully to avoid damaging the lining of the appliance.
The cooling system contains refrigerant and oils, all of
which are harmful to health if leaked. Should leakage
occur, disconnect the appliance and ventilate the room.
Make sure that you do not get any coolant near to, or in,
your eyes. Contact a service engineer or arrange to have
the appliance removed.
When replacing old appliances, make sure that you
have disabled any locking mechanisms before disposal
– it may even be best to remove the appliance door
completely to prevent children from becoming trapped
inside the appliance.
The appliance must be connected to the power supply
safely. Loose connections, broken plugs and bare wires
are a safety hazard. Make sure that all connections are
sound.
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Refrigerant Gas Information
Caring for the Environment
IMPORTANT: This appliance is provided with refrigerant
gas, ISOBUTHANE (R600a). When moving the appliance
make sure that it is not excessively struck or shaken. Failure
to do so could damage the appliance.
Disposing of Your Packaging
Your new refrigerator was protected by suitable packaging
while on its way to you. All of the materials used are
environmentally friendly for disposal and can be recycled.
Please make a contribution to protecting the environment by
disposing of the packaging appropriately.
Damage to the refrigerating circuit, with possible leaking of
refrigerating gas, could create a risk of explosion caused by
external sparks or flames.
Disposing of Your Old Refrigerator
In the Event of Accidental Leakage
Allow the material to evaporate providing that adequate
ventilation is provided.
ArtNo.000-0019
Do not bin logo
Behaviour of the Gas
This refrigerant gas is highly flammable so do not allow the
gas to come into contact with hot surfaces or naked flames.
Gas R600a is heavier than air: if released it forms a high
concentration at floor level where ventilation is poor.
This symbol on the product or its packaging
indicates that the product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it should be handed
over to your local community waste collection/
recycling centre.
Old appliances still have some residual value. An
environmentally friendly method of disposal will ensure that
valuable raw materials can be recovered and used again.
When an appliance has reached the end of its working life
unplug it from the mains. Cut off the mains cable and dispose
of it together with the plug.
First Aid
Inhalation
Make the door unfit for use (by removing the seals) or remove
the door so that children cannot accidentally lock themselves
in.
Take the exposed person from the polluted area and carry
them to a warm, well ventilated place.
Long exposure can cause the onset of asphyxia and
possible loss of consciousness. If necessary, practice artificial
respiration, and in the most serious cases, administer oxygen
under close medical supervision.
Cycloisopenthane, a flammable substance not harmful to the
ozone, is used as an expander for the insulating foam.
When transporting the appliance, take care not to damage
the cooling circuit.
Skin Contact
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused.
It is unlikely that occasional contact with the skin is
dangerous. If this should happen thoroughly wash the
affected zone.
Liquid splashes and atomised liquid can cause freezing burns.
Wash the affected part with plenty of water and call a doctor
to treat any burns.
For more detailed information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local council, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
Eye Contact
Wash with plenty of water, with eyelids well open, and call a
specialist doctor as soon as possible.
In any event, should you inhale or come into contact with
R600a gas, we advise you to consult your own doctor.
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2. About Your Refrigerator
Fig.2-1
Fridge compartment
Freezer compartment
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The SxS 663 (Fig.2-1) has the following features:
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Ice bin with ice maker (inside bin)
Water and ice dispenser
Freezer light
3 freezer storage shelves
3 freezer door tilting shelves
2 freezer drawers
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2 crisper drawers, one with humidity control
4 fridge door shelves
Dairy compartment
4 fridge storage shelves
Wine rack
Fridge light
About the Fresh Food Compartment
Fig.2-2
It is recommended to leave storage space between the
foods for good cold air circulation. The temperatures in the
refrigerator are slightly warmer near the top and colder near
the base.
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Foods that are likely to perish quickly should be placed
towards the rear of the appliance – where it is coolest.
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Suggestions for storage (Fig.2-2):
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Eggs (Fig.2-3), butter, cheese, etc.
Tins, cans, condiments, etc.
Drinks and all kinds of bottled foods.
Pickled foods, drinks or cans.
Wine and bottles goods.
Meat, poultry, fish and raw foods.
Flour foods, cans, dairy, etc.
Cooked meats, sausage, etc.
Fruits, vegetables or salads.
Dairy Compartment
Ideal for storing foods such as eggs, cheeses, butter, cartons of
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milk etc, separate from stronger smelling food.
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Shelves
The height of the shelves can be adjusted to fit your storage
needs.
The shelves will not pull out accidentally when you remove
foodstuff from the appliance.
Fig.2-3
When adjusting the height of a shelf, first remove
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any food placed on the shelf.
To remove the shelf, tilt the front upwards so that the
restraining pegs are clear of the side guides and pull towards
you. Keep the shelf tilted to allow the retaining stops to clear
the side guides.
When repositioning, make sure the shelf is pushed back fully
and the retaining stops have located securely.
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Crisper
Fig.2-4
The refrigerator is designed to include a fruits, vegetables
and/or deli crisper. Its inside temperature can be adjusted
according to the type of food being stored.
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The upper drawer inside the refrigerator can be used to store
fresh meat so that it will avoid cross contamination with other
fresh foods.
Humidity Control
Slide the humidity control (Fig.2-4) to the right to increase
the humidity inside. In doing this, the crisper is suitable for
storing cucumbers, grapes, oranges, apples, peaches, lettuce
and other produce with a high moisture content.
Slide the humidity control (Fig.2-4) to the left to reduce the
humidity inside. This is suitable for storing meats, cheeses,
onions and other drier foods.
Removing and Refitting the Dehumidifier Shelf
To remove the dehumidifier shelf, lift the shelf at the rear and
pull towards you, so that the restraining pegs are clear of the
side guides. You must have the appliance door open by at
least 90°.
To refit the shelf, simply push it into place carefully.
Removing and Refitting the Drawers
To remove the crisper drawers, lift in an upward direction at
the rear and pull it towards you. You must have the appliance
door open by at least 90°.
To refit the drawers, simply push the drawer in carefully.
Removing and Refitting the Wine Rack
To remove the wine rack, simply pull it towards you. You must
have the appliance door open by at least 90°.
To replace the rack, simply slide into the grooves.
The Light
The interior light comes on when the door is opened.
The performance of the light is not affected by any of the
appliances other settings.
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About the Freezer Compartment
Defrosting Food for Cooking
There is a heater behind the front frame of the freezer
compartment which ensures that the door seal remains
supple.
Should food become partially thawed or defrosted, it should
be consumed as soon as possible as the quality will be
affected by defrosting.
The door seal will not be fully effective until the unit has been
switched on for a minimum period of four hours.
Always make sure that food is thoroughly defrosted
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before cooking and no ice crystals remain. This
is especially important for poultry, as this can be
extremely harmful to health.
The freezer compartment consists of two drawers, three glass
shelves and three tilting door shelves.
Always follow the defrosting instructions on packaging when
defrosting ready meals – manufacturers’ guidelines are always
best, as some frozen foods should be cooked from frozen.
As with the fridge, certain areas of the freezer are better for
storage of certain foods.
Large/heavier portions of food, such as meats joints for
roasting are best stored in the drawers at the bottom of the
appliance, while less weighty items should be stored on the
shelves – this is to prevent damage to the appliance.
The Icemaker/Water Dispenser
Precautions
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You should always make sure that food stored is suitable
for freezing, and that you have stored it securely inside the
appliance.
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There is a heater behind the front frame of the freezer
compartment which ensures that the door seal remains
supple.
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The door seal will not be fully effective until the unit has been
switched on for a minimum period of four hours.
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Shelves
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To remove the shelves, lift the shelf in an upward direction at
the rear, and pull it towards you. You must have the appliance
door open by at least 90°.
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Storage Drawers
Removing and Refitting the Drawers
To remove the drawers, tilt the front upwards and pull
towards you.
NEVER expose the water pipe to temperatures below
0 °C to avoid freezing.
Test the tubing for leaks by flushing the tube through
with water, until the water runs clear.
After the appliance has been sited into the location of
your choice, make sure that the water tube is arranged
so it does not incur damage through bends and kinks
and is clear of any heat sources.
Once the temperature inside the freezer is at –15 °C ice
production will begin.
DO NOT over use the icemaker. If you attempt to use
the ice cube button too often it will go into a shut down
mode. This is perfectly normal and requires you to wait
for one hour before attempting to re-use it.
DO NOT use delicate or fragile glassware.
DO NOT touch the ice cube outlet with your hands, or
any implements to avoid injury or damage.
How the Icemaker Works
Capacity of the icemaker depends on the freezer
temperature, the ambient temperature of the environment
around the appliance and how often the freezer door is
opened.
The Light
The interior lights comes on when the door is opened.
The performance of the lights is not affected by any of the
appliances other settings.
Do not store ice cubes, which are produced during the
first batch of cubes following appliance start up, or after a
prolonged break. Discard these cubes.
To allow the ice cube tray to fill to maximum capacity, you will
need to manually arrange the ice cubes periodically.
Some ice cubes may stick together when dropped into the
storage box – you will need to separate these to ensure
maximum use of the icebox.
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First use of the Icemaker / Water Dispenser
Fig.2-5
DO NOT consume the first seven (approx) glasses
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of water, as there may be dust and / or impurities
within the water pipes.
This will make sure that the pipes are cleared. If in doubt,
keep re-using the dispenser until the water runs clear.
Noises During Ice Making
The ice making process can be noisy. You may hear ice being
dropped into the storage compartment. This is perfectly
normal.
Icebox
Storing Ice for Extended Periods
Ice, which is stored for a long period of time, may go an
opaque colour and have a strange odour. We recommend
that you dispose of this ice, remove and clean the icebox.
Allow the tray to dry thoroughly and cool down before
replacing into the appliance to prevent ice from sticking.
Icebox
Preventing Ice from Being Made
If you do not require any ice over a prolonged period of time
(i.e. during winter) you can switch off the valve between the
water supply and the appliance. It is recommended that you
clean the icebox, dry it carefully and replace it back into the
appliance – this will prevent any odours being produced.
Installing and Removing the Ice Cube Storage
Drawer
To remove the icebox, press the bottom of the drawer and
then pull the top, releasing the unit (Fig.2-5).
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Note: Water moisture may have condensed and frozen the
icebox in place.
If the icebox does not fit easily, remove it and turn the cam
mechanism 90° clockwise (Fig.2-6). Reinstall the icebox,
making sure that the catch on the tray fits into the shelf slot.
If the Ice Maker does not Work Properly
The volume of the icebox equals the quantity of ice cubes,
which the appliance can make in one day. Occasionally small
number of ice cubes may remain inside the box. If the ice
gets stuck, this will result in abnormal operation of the ice
cube maker. To avoid this problem, remove the icebox and
rearrange the ice cubes, and remove the ice cubes which
cannot be separated.
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mechanism
Always keep the ice cube outlet clean and clear of
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obstructions.
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Fridge-Freezer Operation
Fig.2-7
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A – Function selector button
B – Function selector button
C – Freezer temperature button
D – Fridge temperature button
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E – Function selector button
F – Fuzzy intelligence icon
G – Quick freezing icon
H – Freezer temperature display
I – Fridge temperature display
J – Ice crush selector display
K – Cold water selector display
L – Ice cube selector display
The water and ice dispenser digital display and function
buttons are shown in Fig.2-7.
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Fuzzy Mode Function
This function activates the artificial intelligence and allows
the fridge-freezer to automatically adjust its internal
temperatures according to the outside temperature.
Note: With Fuzzy mode active, the fridge and freezer
temperature setting buttons will not work.
To Turn On
1. Press the ‘Fuzzy’ function selector button upon which
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the Fuzzy icon light will come on (Fig.2-8).
The Fuzzy mode is now turned on.
To Turn Off
1. Press the ‘Fuzzy’ function selector button upon which
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the Fuzzy icon light will go off.
The Fuzzy mode is now turned off.
Quick Freeze Mode
Fig.2-9
This function is designed to freeze food completely in the
shortest possible time to maintain the nutrients within the
food.
The Quick Freeze mode will turn off once it has reached the
set temperature.
Use this feature before putting large quantities of food into
the freezer chamber at any one time. We recommend that
you turn on the Quick Freeze mode 12 hours in advance, as
this will lower the temperature in the freezer compartment
before you place any food in it.
To Turn On
1. Press the ‘Quick Freeze’ function selector button until
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Quick Freeze mode lights up (Fig.2-9).
Quick Freeze mode is now turned on.
To Turn Off
1. Press the ‘Quick Freeze’ function selector button again
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and the Quick Freeze light will go off.
Quick Freeze mode is now turned off.
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Adjusting the Fresh Food Temperature
Press the ‘Fridge Temp’ button (Fig.2-10). The fridge
temperature display will start blinking, which means the
fridge is in the temperature setting mode.
Press the ‘Fridge Temp’ button to scroll, in turn, through the
fridge temperature range from 07 °C through to 03 °C.
Without any further operation in 5 seconds, the blinking will
stop and the temperature will be set. The temperature will
also stay still at the time you press any other button during
the blinking.
Adjusting the Freezer Temperature
Press the ‘Freezer Temp’ button (Fig.2-11). The freezer
temperature display will start blinking, which means the
freezer section is in the temperature setting mode.
Press the ‘Freezer Temp’ button to scroll, in turn, through the
freezer temperature range from –15 °C through to –22 °C.
Fig.2-11
Without any further operation in 5 seconds, the blinking will
stop and the temperature will be set. The temperature will
also stay still at the time you press any other button during
the blinking.
Operating the Water and Ice Dispenser
This fridge-freezer has three options available – cool water,
crushed ice and ice cubes.
To avoid spillages, ALWAYS make sure that you hold your
glass up to the dispenser before making your selection.
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Cool Water Supply
Fig.2-12
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Hold the glass to the dispenser.
Press the function selector button twice to select cool
water. The WATER icon will illuminate.
Slightly push the glass onto the lever switch and cool
water will dispense into the glass.
Crushed Ice Supply
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Hold the glass to the dispenser.
Press the function selector button once to select
crushed ice. The CRUSH icon will illuminate.
Slightly push the glass onto the lever switch and
crushed ice will dispense into the glass.
Ice Cube Supply
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Hold the glass to the dispenser.
Press the function selector button three times to select
ice cubes. The CUBE icon will illuminate.
Slightly push the glass onto the lever switch and ice
cubes will dispense into the glass.
Automatic Defrosting
There is no need to defrost the refrigerator as this appliance
has automatic defrost.
DO NOT use mechanical devices to accelerate
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the defrosting process – unless they are of a type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Alarm Function
If you leave a door open for a long time or close a door
inappropriately, the fridge-freezer will beep at regular
intervals, to remind you to close the door properly.
Activating and Deactivating the
Refrigerator
The fridge is deactivated by holding down the fridge
temperature button (Fig.2-12) firmly for 3 seconds. The
temperature display goes off, but the light in the fridge
remains on.
To reactivate the fridge, hold the fridge temperature button
again for 3 seconds. The temperature display is turned on.
Display Power Down
After 30 seconds the digital display will switch off until the
fridge-freezer is used again.
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Safety
DO NOT use excessively deep, narrow, fragile or
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delicate glasses.
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Hold the glass as close as possible to the dispenser to
avoid spilling water, dropping ice or blockages in the ice
cube dispenser.
Five seconds after the final delivery of ice or water, the
dispenser flap will close with a ‘phutt’ sound. Hold the
glass still for a further 2-3 seconds (for ice), 1-2 seconds
(for water) after you have filled your glass and released
the lever switch as additional water or ice may be
produced.
Regularly clean the dispenser.
To maintain water quality, the filter will need replacing
from time to time. We recommend that the water filter
is replaced every 2 years. However, if the water quality
show signs of deterioration, either visually or in taste,
then the filter should be changed sooner.
Crushed ice may be dispensed instead of cubed ice if
crushed ice was the last option selected.
NEVER place canned drinks or foods inside the
dispenser, as this will damage the crushing
mechanism.
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DO NOT touch the dispenser, or remove the
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icemaker cover to prevent accidental injury or
damage to the appliance.
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First supply of water (seven glass approx) and ice cubes
(20 pieces approx) should not be consumed after initial
start up or following a lengthy break in use. Dispose of
these accordingly.
Do not place ice cubes, which have not been produced
by the icemaker into the storage drawer to prevent
damage to the mechanism.
Insufficient water supply may lead to small ice cubes.
Excessive water supply may lead to larger cubes, which
may stick together, cause leaks and block the dispenser.
You should adjust the tap or contact a service engineer.
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3. Food Storage Tips
Tips on Storing Fresh Food
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Make sure that foods, which have been cooked and
require chilling, are at room temperature before placing
them into the appliance. Make sure that these foods are
stored in suitable containers.
Foods stored in the refrigerator should be cleaned and
dried before storing.
Foods eaten daily should be stored at the front of the
shelf.
Make sure that foodstuffs are stored systematically (raw
meats with raw meats, dairy with dairy) to avoid flavour
transfer and cross contamination. Raw meats should be
stored towards the bottom of the appliance to prevent
the possibility of it dripping onto uncooked food. Other
foods should be stored above raw meat.
When storing food in the fresh food section always
make sure there is adequate space for airflow
circulation. This helps to maintain the shelf life of the
food.
When storing food in the refrigerator make sure that
foods are not too close to the rear wall to avoid the risk
of freezing.
It is suggested for radishes and other root vegetables to
trim the leaves. This keeps the nutrition in the root and
not absorbed by the leaves.
Put frozen foods into the fresh food area to let them
defrost. The low temperature of the refrigerator reduces
the formation of bacteria and extends food life.
Some foods like onions, garlic, bananas and root
vegetables are better stored at room temperature than
in the fridge.
Melon, pineapples and bananas can go directly into the
freezer after preparing, for storage over a longer period.
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Packaging fresh foods properly, using the correct
temperature and taking into account food hygiene, will
enhance the quality of fresh foods stored within this
appliance.
Use plastic bags, aluminium foil or other food wraps to
cover fresh foods not in packaging to prevent flavour
transfer and prevent contamination.
Before storing items in multi-packs (i.e. yoghurt) remove
any excess packaging.
NEVER store anything that is flammable, volatile or
explosive inside the appliance.
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Beverages with high alcohol content should be stored
vertically in tightly sealed bottles.
Delicate foods should be stored in the coolest part of
the appliance.
Try not to open the door too often.
Set the thermostat to make sure that foods remain
suitably cold; try to avoid freezing within the fridge.
Using a thermometer will help you to judge how cool
the appliance is. Place it into a glass of water and leave
it inside the appliance for several hours to get a reliable
reading.
Some foods contain natural oils and acids (e.g. citric
acid) which can damage plastics if spilled – make sure
these foods are suitably contained.
Unpleasant odours inside the fridge are a sign that
something has spilled and cleaning is required. Using
warm water with bicarbonate of soda will clean the
interior of the appliance and remove most spillages (see
‘Cleaning and Maintenance’).
Always remember to remove perishable foods from this
appliance before taking prolonged trips or holidays.
Tips on Freezing Food
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When storing commercially frozen foods, please follow these
guidelines:
As with storing fresh foods, suitable packaging, correct
temperature and food hygiene will enhance the quality
of the food you are freezing.
Avoid putting hot foods into the freezer. First let them
cool until they reach room temperature.
Make sure that all foods for freezing are of a high
quality, and suitable for freezing.
Use packaging material that is odourless and airproof
(such as plastic bags) to store food in so different foods
can be mixed without affecting the quality. Make sure
that it is airtight. Leaking packaging will dehydrate the
products and lead to loss of beneficial vitamins.
Keep the surface of the packaging dry – this keeps the
packs from freezing together.
Mark packages with the kind of food contained and the
date of storage.
Food needs to be frozen quickly, so it is best to
freeze small portions whenever possible and ensure
that they are as cold as possible before storage. The
recommended maximum weight for each portion is
2.5 kg.
Keep food which is fresh away from food which is
already frozen, if you need to freeze fresh food every
day, make sure that it is in small portions to prevent this.
Do not exceed the maximum load for freezing – which is
given as 10 kg / 24-hours (see data badge for details).
Write the expiry date and food names on the outside of
the packaging so you can be assured of the food type
and when it is safe to eat.
Take food from the freezer to defrost when needed.
Defrosted food cannot be refrozen unless it is cooked.
Do not put too much fresh food into the freezer at once.
This could go beyond the freezer’s cooling capacity (see
‘Technical Data’).
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Always follow manufacturers’ guidelines for the length
of time you should store food for. Do not exceed these
guidelines!
Try to keep the length of time between purchase and
storage as short as possible to preserve food quality.
Buy frozen foods, which have been stored at a
temperature of –18 °C or below.
Avoid buying food which has ice or frost on the
packaging – This indicates that the products might have
been partially defrosted and refrozen at some point –
temperature rises affect the quality of food.
Should there be a power cut, or the freezer /
refrigeration appliance fail for any length of time you
may need to remove food from the freezer and store
in a cold, hygienic place (i.e. garage or out house area)
until the power is restored, or the appliance is repaired.
To prevent undue temperature rises you should wrap
the foods in layers of insulating material, such as
newspaper, to help to maintain their temperature. It is
also important that any food affected by this situation
should be either consumed or cooked and refrozen
(where suitable) soon afterwards in order to prevent
health risks.
Layers of newspaper can also be used to help keep
foods cold while you are defrosting the freezer (see
‘Cleaning and Maintenance’).
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4. Installation
Positioning Your Appliance
Fig.4-1
Choosing the Right Location
This appliance should be installed in a room that is dry
and well ventilated. To provide adequate ventilation, make
sure the refrigerator is at least 15 mm clear on all sides
from kitchen cabinetry (Fig.4-1). Any units placed above
the appliance must be clear by 15 mm to allow sufficient
ventilation.
15mm
ArtNo.600-0034 - Clearances
If locating the refrigerator close to a corner, sufficient spacing
must be left for opening the doors and removing the shelves
(Fig.4-2).
This appliance should be at least 100 mm from any electric or
gas cooker and 300 mm from any coal or oil stove. If this is not
possible, make sure that appropriate insulation is used.
Avoid exposing the appliance to direct sunlight, and sources
of heat (such as radiators, heaters or cookers).
If this appliance is situated in a cold environment (such as
a shed, outhouse or garage) it will affect its performance.
You may find that the performance of the appliance is not
consistent and this may damage foods. A consistent ambient
temperature of 10 °C or above is recommended.
Fig.4-2
590
400
15
15
450
All dimensions in mm
Fig.4-3
Toe
moulding
(Doors omitted for clarity)
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Removing and Installing the Doors
Fig.4-4
In the event that you need to remove the
refrigerator doors, please follow the door removal
and installation instructions below.
ArtNo.600-0048 DxD water connector 2
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It is suggested, for your safety, to have two or more
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people to assist you in completing the below task to
avoid injury, product damage or property loss.
Fig.4-5
Unscrew the 2 screws holding the toe moulding in position
and remove (Fig.4-3).
Hinge cover
Release the water coupler: press and hold in the collar as
shown (Fig.4-4) and remove the water pipe.
Remove the top cap.
The Freezer Door
1.
2.
3.
Undo the hinge cover screw and remove the cover
(Fig.4-5). Disconnect all wires except for the grounding
wire.
Undo the screws holding the upper hinge in position
and then remove the hinge (Fig.4-6).
Lift the freezer compartment door to remove it. Next, lift
the door enough to be able to fully pull the water line
out from the bottom.
Fig.4-6
The Fridge Door
1.
2.
3.
Undo the hinge cover screws and remove the cover
(Fig.4-7). Disconnect all wires except for the grounding
wire.
Undo the screws holding the upper hinge in position
and then remove the hinge (Fig.4-8).
Lift the refrigerator compartment door to remove it.
Refitting the Doors
Hinge cover
Refit the doors by reversing the removal steps.
Fig.4-7
Fig.4-8
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Levelling the Fridge-freezer and
Adjusting the Doors
Fig.4-9
Make sure that the appliance is on solid level flooring. If the
refrigerator is placed on a plinth, flat, strong and fire resistant
materials must be used.
ArtNo.600-0035 - Adjusting the feet
This appliance has front adjustable feet, which can be used to
level the appliance.
Insert a suitable flat screwdriver into the slots of the
adjustable feet. Turn the screwdriver clockwise to raise the
feet, and counter-clockwise to lower the feet (Fig.4-9).
Fig.4-10
Levelling the Doors
The doors may require some alignment before connecting
the fridge-freezer to the electrical supply. This can be done by
adjusting the levelling feet (Fig.4-9).
To raise the left-hand door turn the left-hand foot clockwise
until it is level.
To raise the right-hand door, turn the right-hand foot
clockwise until it is level (Fig.4-10).
Fitting the Handles
The door handles fix onto the mounting studs already fitted
to each door (Fig.4-11).
Use the M3 grub screws and Allen key from the instruction kit
bag. Each handle will require 3 grub screws.
Fig.4-11
1.
2.
3.
Place the handle firmly over the mounting studs.
Insert the grub screw into the hole located under each
handle standoff bar.
Using the M3 Allen key, tighten the grub screw fixing
the handle to the door.
Do not over-tighten the grub screw.
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Handle
Standoff bar
Grub screw
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Electrical Supply Connection
Fig.4-12
Connect the appliance to the electrical supply (220-240 V ~
50 Hz) with the plug and lead, which are fitted.
Connections to the mains supply should be in accordance
with local regulations.
ArtNo.601-0010 - SxS 661-9 - Pipe to filter
The appliance must be plugged into an earthed
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socket.
Always make sure that the plug is accessible after
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the appliance has been positioned.
Water Supply Connection
It is recommended to have this product installed by
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a qualified technician.
Fig.4-13
Note: For further installation details refer to the instructions
supplied with the water filter.
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Pressure of the cold water supplied to the automatic
icemaker is between 1.5-8.5 bar.
The water tube should be of an appropriate length,
usually 12 metres, and should be free of bends after
being inserted into place. If the water pipe is too long
then the water pressure will be reduced, affecting the
ice and cold water content.
DO NOT connect water supply when the ambient
temperature is below 0 °C, otherwise the water pipe
may freeze.
Always use potable/drinking water.
Keep the water tube clear of heat sources.
The water filter is there to filter impurities in the water,
and to make ice clean and hygienic. It cannot sterilise
or destroy anything, so be certain to connect the water
pipe to a drinkable water source.
Fitting the Water Filter
ArtNo.601-0005 - SxS 661-9 - Securing the pipe
Fig.4-14
ArtNo.601-0014 - Pipe to BSP connector
Measure out and cut the length of pipe required from the
filter to the Fridge-freezer, and from the filter to the water
supply. Make sure that you achieve a square cut using a sharp
knife.
Push fit one of the pipes into the water filter (Fig.4-12).
Secure the pipe to the filter by sliding a locking clip into the
groove as shown (Fig.4-13).
Repeat the procedure on the other end of the filter.
Connect the end into the plastic adaptor (Fig.4-14). Screw
the adaptor onto a suitable ½” BSP connector water outlet.
Open the water valve to flush the pipe, check leakage in the
water pipe joints and allow the water to run until it is clear.
Commissioning the Water Dispenser
Before first use, press the water dispenser pad several times
for 1 minute. Do not press for more than 1 minute to prevent
overheating of the pad activator solenoid. Cold water will
begin to flow from the outlet.
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5. Cleaning and Maintenance
Defrosting
Shutting Off the Refrigerator
Defrosting is done automatically so there is no need to
manually defrost this appliance.
In the event of a power cut, food should remain safely cold for
about 3 hours.
DO NOT use mechanical devices to accelerate the
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defrosting process.
Cleaning
Should there be a prolonged power cut you may need to
remove food from the freezer compartment and store it in
a cold place, wrapped in layers of newspaper to preserve
suitable temperatures.
Disconnect the appliance from the power supply
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before cleaning.
Once power is restored replace the food back into the freezer
compartment.
To keep internal odours to a minimum it is best to periodically
clean the inside shelves, crispers, bins and wall.
Should food begin to defrost, or the power cut last longer
than expected, it is advised that you consume any food
removed from the freezer.
Empty the appliance of food and remove the shelves.
If the power outage is short term, most foods can be left
inside the freezer compartment – this is the best way of
preserving temperature – and surrounded by ice cubes from
the icebox. This is also an ideal solution for power outages
you may have been pre-warned about.
Clean the interior using warm water and bicarbonate of soda
with a soft cloth. Make sure that the interior is then dried
carefully with a suitable cloth.
DO NOT use harsh abrasives, or aggressive cleaners
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as these can damage the interior of the appliance.
When experiencing a power cut of any kind, do not add any
extra foods to the freezer.
Shelves and other accessories (plastic and glass parts) can be
cleaned in the sink using dishwashing liquid and warm water.
Make sure all soap is rinsed off and all parts are dry before
replacing them inside the appliance.
When Not in Use
If you are not using the appliance for an extended length
of time, it is recommended that you switch off the electrical
supply, empty any food out, clean the inside of the appliance
and leave the door ajar. This will save energy, and also prevent
a build up of stale odours inside.
Always keep the door seals clean.
The fridge is heavy. When moving the refrigerator
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be careful to protect the floor. Keep the refrigerator
vertical and do not tilt the refrigerator – this
prevents damage to the floor.
Water Filter
DO NOT spray or rinse the fridge with water or other
liquids. This could harm the electrical parts.
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To maintain water quality, the filter will need replacing from
time to time. We recommend that the water filter is replaced
every 2 years. However, if the water quality shows signs of
deterioration, either visually or in taste, then the filter should
be changed sooner.
Use a dry cloth when cleaning near the electrical
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parts (such as the light or switch).
DO NOT clean the fridge with a stiff or wire brush.
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DO NOT use an organic solvent such as detergent,
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petrol, lacquer, thinners, acetone or acid.
Changing the Light Bulb
To remove the lamp cover:
To prevent your skin sticking to cold steel parts,
make sure your hands are not wet when touching
the parts.
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Rotate the disc on the bottom right-hand side of the
lamp cover, counter-clockwise to remove.
2. Pull the lamp cover down, by gripping inside of the hole
from where the disc has been removed.
To replace the lamp cover:
DO NOT use HOT water to clean the glass shelves, as
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they may break or crack.
After installing a new water filter, discard all ice
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produced during the first 24 hours.
1.
2.
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To replace the cover simply push it gently and it will
click into place.
Replace the disc, by rotating it clockwise.
6. Troubleshooting
Before calling for service, please first read the following table: this could save you time and money.
Problem
Cause
Solution
The temperature is too low
The temperature inside the
freezer is too low, with the fresh
food temperatures fine.
The temperature inside the
fresh food compartment is too
cold, while the freezer sections
are fine.
The foods stored in the full
width pantry are frozen.
1.1.1
The temperature inside the
freezer section is set too low.
1.1.1.1
1.2.1
The temperature inside the
fresh food area is set too low.
1.2.1.1
1.3.1
The control setting in the
1.3.1.1
fresh food area is set too cold.
1.4
The foods stored in the crisper
are frozen.
1.4.1
The settings for the fresh
food compartment are too
cold.
1.4.1.1
1.5
Readings on the dispenser
display are showing error
codes.
1.5.1
An electronic operating
problem has been
encountered.
1.5.1.1
2.1.1
The doors are opened
frequently or for too long
each time.
The doors are left open.
2.1.1.1
Try to reduce the frequency of opening doors.
2.1.2.1
2.2.1
The temperature setting in
the freezer is set too warm.
2.2.1.1
2.3.1
The temperature setting in
the fresh food section is set
too warm.
The fresh food set
temperature is too warm.
2.3.1.1
Take extra care to keep gaskets sealing well
around the perimeter of the doors. Keep gaskets
clean and dirt free.
Set the temperature colder for the freezer
section. Then allow it to balance within 24 hours
at new colder temperature.
Set the food temperature control slightly colder.
The new colder temperature can be achieved
within 24 hours.
Set the fresh food temperature colder and the
balance to colder temperature will be achieved
within 24 hours
3.1.1
It is in a hot or humid
environment.
3.1.1.1
Try raising the temperature slightly in the
affected compartment.
3.1.2
The door is left open.
3.1.2.1
3.1.3
The door or drawer is opened 3.1.3.1
too frequently or for too long
each time.
Food containers or liquids are 3.1.4.1
left open.
Check to make sure the door gaskets are clean
and sealing well against the metal cabinet
frame.
Reduce the frequency of door openings.
1.1
1.2
1.3
Set the temperature in the freezer slightly
higher then wait 24 hours for new balance to be
achieved.
Set the temperature inside the fresh food
section slightly warmer. The temperatures will
reach new balance within 24 hours.
Set the fresh food control setting slightly higher.
The new set point temperature will reach a
balance within 24 hours.
Raising the fresh food control settings to a
slightly higher temperature and/or lowering the
humidity control setting will prevent frost or ice
forming.
Call your service engineer who can diagnose the
problem and make correction.
The temperature is too high
2.1
The freezer drawer sections
or fresh food compartment
temperatures are too high.
2.1.2
2.2
2.3
2.4
The temperature is too warm in
the freezer but okay in the fresh
food section.
The temperature is too warm in
the fresh food section but okay
in the freezer.
The temperature inside the
crisper is too warm.
2.4.1
2.4.1.1
Water, humidity or frost/ice in the fridge
3.1
Moisture formation on the
inside of the fridge.
3.1.4
3.2
Water droplets collect in the
lower crisper drawer areas.
3.2.1
Humidity settings are set too
high.
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3.2.1.1
Let hot foods cool to room temperature and
cover foods and liquids.
It is normal for some wet air to collect inside the
enclosed crisper. To reduce the accumulation
of moisture, lower the humidity setting and/or
raise the fresh food compartment temperature.
Problem
3.3
Water forms at underside of the
crisper glass covers.
Cause
Solution
3.3.1
Moisture given off from wet
foods.
3.3.1.1
3.3.2
Door seal leaks or frequent
door openings in humid
environment.
3.3.2.1
When placing foods in the fridge first pat them
with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
Check the door gaskets and reduce door
openings. Possibly raise fresh food temperature.
Water/humidity/frost on the outside of the fridge
4.1
Wet air forms droplets of water
on the outside edges of the
fridge.
4.1.1
Warm, humid air in the
environment mixes with
cooler air at the door gasket
areas of the fresh food
and freezer compartments
causing condensation.
4.1.1.1
A small amount of dew or water moisture is
normal. It is best to wipe it down with a dry
cloth to improve performance.
4.1.1.2
A slight increase in the compartment
temperatures can reduce this moisture
formation.
Check door gasket for proper seal and clean.
4.1.1.3
Automatic ice maker
5.1
5.2
The ice maker does not work
properly.
Ice cubes are too large or too
small.
5.1.1
Ice cubes are sticking
together.
5.1.1.1
5.1.2
Ice cubes may end up
sticking together if stored
too long.
Ice maker water supply set
incorrectly.
5.1.2.1
Take out the lump of ice cubes, crush it and then
return only the separated ice cubes back to the
ice cube container.
See 5.1.1.1 above.
5.2.1.1
Adjust the ice maker water supply.
The freezer or refrigerator
door is not fully closed.
6.1.1.1
Close all appliance doors.
5.2.1
Cold water & ice dispenser
6.1
Cold water not dispensing.
6.1.1
The water supply pipe is not
open.
6.2
6.3
6.4
The water has a strange odour.
Ice not dispensing.
Dispenser is jammed.
Open the water supply line all the way.
6.1.2
The water filter is blocked.
6.1.2.1
Replace the water filter.
6.1.3
The water line is blocked.
6.1.3.1
Check that the water tubes are not kinked or
restricted.
6.2.1
The water has been stored
too long without use.
6.2.1.1
Remove 10-12 cups of water and throw away.
Check if the odour improves.
6.2.2
The local potable water
source is suspect.
6.2.2.2
Contact your local water supply company to
check quality of the water.
6.3.1
The freezer or refrigerator
door is not fully closed.
6.3.1.1
Close all appliance doors.
6.3.2
No ice cubes in the container.
6.3.2.1
Wait until ice cubes are supplied.
6.3.3
Freezer temperature set too
high.
6.3.3.1
Lower the freezer temperature to improve the
ice cube maker performance.
6.4.1
Defrosting water has frozen
on the spindle.
6.4.1.1
6.4.2
Ice cubes are jammed
between the ice maker and
container.
Ice cubes are sticking
together.
6.4.2.1
Remove the container. Clean and dry the
spindle. Replace the container.
Remove the ice cubes between the ice maker
and container.
Other ice cubes were placed
in the dispenser.
6.4.4.1
6.4.3
6.4.4
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6.4.3.1
Take out the lump of ice cubes, crush it and then
return only the separated ice cubes back to the
ice cube container.
Only ice cubes produced by the ice maker can
be used in the dispenser.
Problem
Cause
Solution
The fridge has a bad odour
7.1
The inside of the fridge is dirty.
7.1.1
The inside walls, shelves, and
door bins need cleaning.
7.1.1.1
Clean all inside surfaces with warm water and a
clean soft damp cloth then wipe dry.
7.1.2
Food in the fridge has been
stored beyond its useful life.
7.1.2.1
Wrap and cover foods to extend useful food life.
The door may have food
articles or packages that are
obstructing closure.
The level of the refrigerator is
causing the door to shift out
of position.
The door could be hitting
against adjacent cabinets or
appliances.
8.1.1.1
Reposition the shelves, door bins, or internal
containers to allow the door to close.
8.1.2.1
Make sure the floor is level using sturdy
materials that are also non flammable.
8.1.3.1
Provide a good 25 mm (1”) clearance on all
3 sides and on top of the cabinet so doors can
open and close freely.
This is normal for a refrigerator that goes into
deep freeze automatically. The period of deep
freeze cooling lasts about 30 minutes.
Make sure the plug is inserted all the way into
the power outlet.
The door is hard to open and/or close
8.1
The door has a closing problem.
8.1.1
8.1.2
8.1.3
General
9.1
The compressor does not work.
9.1.1
The refrigerator is in deep
freeze cooling.
9.1.1.1
9.1.2
The refrigerator is not
powered on.
9.1.2.1
9.1.2.2
9.1.2.3
9.2
The fridge operates frequently
or operates for a long time.
Has the circuit breaker tripped? Check and
change to a new 13 A fuse and/or reset the
circuit breaker.
Check the electrical supply to the room. Call the
local electricity company.
9.2.1
The room temperature or
ambient temperature is high.
9.2.1.1
It is normal for the fridge to operate
continuously.
9.2.2
The ice maker is in operation.
9.2.2.1
This is normal – the ice maker adds extra work
load in the refrigerator.
9.2.3
The doors are frequently
opened and closed.
9.2.3.1
9.2.4
The control settings in
the freezer and fresh food
compartments are set to cold
level.
Door seals may be dirty,
frayed or cracked.
9.2.4.1
Try to reduce frequency of door or drawer
openings.
Raise up the compartment temperatures slightly
and allow 24 hours to reach new balance.
9.2.5.1
Clean off the gaskets.
9.2.6
The condenser is dirty
9.2.6.1
Clean the condenser
9.2.5
9.3
The compressor frequently
cycles on and off.
9.3.1
The compartment
temperature sensors keep
the fridge at the set points
causing the compressor to
cycle.
9.3.1.1
This is normal. The fridge compressor will
provide the required cooling level.
9.4
The light is out.
9.4.1
The light switch is blocked
somehow with debris or food
particles.
9.4.1.1
Disconnect the power supply cord plug.
Locate the light switch on the food liner wall and
move it to see if pressing the switch in and out a
few times can dislodge the food.
9.4.2
The fridge power is off.
9.4.2.1
Make sure the power cord plug is fully engaged
into the wall outlet socket.
A door is open for over 60
seconds.
9.5.1.1
This is normal and will repeat every 1 minute
until the door is closed.
9.5
A beeping noise from inside the 9.5.1
fridge or freezer.
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7. Warranty/After Sales Service
If consultation or technical assistance is needed, please
provide the local authorised service agent with the purchase
invoice and the product code/serial number.
The product number/serial number is located inside the
refrigerator on the bottom left-hand side.
The 2 years free maintenance for the operation of the
appliance started from the date of purchase of this product.
Any cosmetic damage to the appliance must be reported
within 90 days of delivery.
For in-warranty service please call: 0845 6035312.
For general enquiries please call: 0870 7895107.
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8. Technical Data
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DocNo.600-0008 - Technical data - DxD 910
INSTALLER: Please leave these instructions with the user.
DATA BADGE LOCATION: Left-hand side of the refrigerator compartment.
COUNTRY OF DESTINATION: GB, IE.
Dimensions
700
890
Depth with
open door
1150
1820 (including top cover)
All dimensions in mm
Ratings
Electrical – voltage / frequency
220-240 V 50 Hz
Energy efficiency class on a scale of A++ (more efficient) to G (less efficient)
Climate class (SN = 10-32 °C, N = 16-32 °C, ST = 18-38 °C, T = 18-43 °C)
Freezer compartment star rating
A+
SN-N-ST-T
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Temperature range (from > to)
3-7 °C / -15 to -22 °C
Gross capacity
562 litres
Net capacity
500 litres
Net capacity – refrigerator compartment
341 litres
Net capacity – freezer compartment
159 litres
Freezer capacity / 24 hours
10 kg / 24 hours
Energy consumption / year
438 kWh / year
Energy consumption (EN153)
1.2 kWh / 24 hours
Maximum noise level
42 dB(A)
Maximum storage time by power failure
5 hours
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