User Manual
1. SAFETY INFORMATION.................................................................................................3
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................ 4
3. OPERATION.................................................................................................................... 6
4. DAILY USE........................................................................................................................8
5. CARE AND CLEANING.................................................................................................. 8
6. TROUBLESHOOTING.....................................................................................................9
7. INSTALLATION............................................................................................................. 11
8. TECHNICAL DATA........................................................................................................11
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Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
Before the installation and use of the appliance,
carefully read the supplied instructions. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any injuries or
damages that are the result of incorrect installation or
usage. Always keep the instructions in a safe and
accessible location for future reference.
1.1 Children and vulnerable people safety
This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years
and above and by persons with reduced capabilities
provided that they have been given instruction and/or
supervision regarding the safe use of the appliance
and understand the potential hazards involved.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Children shall not carry out cleaning and user
maintenance of the appliance without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children and dispose of
it appropriately.
1.2 General Safety
This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and
other residential type environments
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use
neutral detergents. Do not use abrasive products,
abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol
cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its Authorised Service Centre or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
2.1 Installation
Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging and the
transit bolts.
• Do not install or use a damaged
• Follow the installation instruction
supplied with the appliance.
• Always take care when moving the
appliance as it is heavy. Always use
safety gloves and enclosed footwear.
• Make sure the air can circulate around
the appliance.
• Wait at least 4 hours before
connecting the appliance to the
power supply. This is to allow the oil
to flow back in the compressor.
• Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
• The rear of the appliance must stand
against the wall.
• Do not install the appliance where
there is direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas
that are too humid or too colds, such
as the construction appendices,
garages or wine cellars.
• When you move the appliance, lift it
by the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
2.2 Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the electrical
information on the rating plate agrees
with the power supply. If not, contact
an electrician.
• Always use a correctly installed
shockproof socket.
• Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
• Make sure not to cause damage to
the electrical components (e.g. mains
plug, mains cable, compressor).
Contact the Authorised Service
Centre or an electrician to change the
electrical components.
• The mains cable must stay below the
level of the mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket only at the end of the
installation. Make sure that there is
access to the mains plug after the
• Do not pull the mains cable to
disconnect the appliance. Always pull
the mains plug.
2.3 Use
Risk of injury, burns,
electrical shock or fire.
• Do not change the specification of
this appliance.
• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g.
ice cream makers) in the appliance
unless they are stated applicable by
the manufacturer.
• Be careful not to cause damage to
the refrigerant circuit. It contains
isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with a
high level of environmental
compatibility. This gas is flammable.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant
circuit, make sure that there are no
flames and sources of ignition in the
room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the
plastic parts of the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create
pressure on the drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and
liquid in the appliance.
• Do not put flammable products or
items that are wet with flammable
products in, near or on the appliance.
• Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has
been thawed.
• Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
2.4 Care and cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to
the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains
plug from the mains socket.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in the cooling unit. Only a qualified
person must do the maintenance and
the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the
appliance and if necessary, clean it. If
the drain is blocked, defrosted water
collects in the bottom of the
2.5 Disposal
Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply.
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children
and pets to be closed inside of the
• The refrigerant circuit and the
insulation materials of this appliance
are ozone-friendly.
• The insulation foam contains
flammable gas. Contact your
municipal authority for information on
how to discard the appliance
• Do not cause damage to the part of
the cooling unit that is near the heat
3.1 Control panel
Temperature warmer button
Temperature colder button
It is possible to change predefined
sound of buttons by pressing together
5 Mode
Mode and Temperature colder button
for some seconds. Change is reversible.
Timer function
Temperature indicator
Alarm indicator
E. ChildLock function
F. MinuteMinder function
3.2 Switching on
3.3 Switching off
1. Connect the mains plug to the power
2. Press the appliance ON/OFF if the
display is off.
The alarm buzzer could operate after few
The temperature indicators show the set
default temperature.
To reset the alarm refer to "High
temperature alarm".
1. Press ON/OFF for a few seconds.
The display switches off.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the
power socket.
To select a different set temperature
refer to "Temperature regulation".
If "dEMo" appears on the display, refer
to "Troubleshooting" chapter.
3.4 Temperature regulation
The set temperature of the freezer may
be adjusted by pressing the temperature
Default temperature:
• -18°C for the freezer
The temperature indicator shows the set
The set temperature will be
reached within 24 hours.
After a power failure the set
temperature remains stored.
3.5 High temperature alarm
An increase in the temperature in the
freezer compartment (for example due to
an earlier power failure) is indicated by:
• flashing of the alarm and freezer
temperature indicators;
• sounding of the buzzer.
Press any button to reset the alarm.
The buzzer switches off.
The freezer temperature indicator shows
the highest temperature reached for a
few seconds. Then show again the set
The alarm indicator continues to flash
until the normal conditions are restored.
3.6 FROSTMATIC function
The FROSTMATIC function accelerates
the freezing of fresh food and, at the
same time, protects foodstuffs already
stored from undesirable warming.
1. Press Mode button until the
corresponding icon appears.
The FROSTMATIC indicator flashes.
2. Press OK button to confirm.
The FROSTMATIC indicator is shown.
The FROSTMATIC function
shuts off automatically after
52 hours.
To switch off the function
before its automatic end,
repeat the steps until the
FROSTMATIC indicator goes
3.7 Door open alarm
An acoustic alarm will sound if the door
is left open for a few minutes. The door
open alarm conditions are indicated by:
• a flashing Alarm indicator;
• an acoustic buzzer.
When normal conditions are restored
(door closed), the alarm will stop. The
buzzer can also be switched off by
pressing any button.
3.8 MinuteMinder function
The MinuteMinder function is to be used
to set an acoustic alarm at the preferred
time, useful for example when a recipe
requires to cool down food products for
a certain length of time.
It is also useful when a reminder is
needed in order not to forget the bottles
placed in the freezer for fast cooling.
1. Press Mode until the corresponding
icon appears.
The MinuteMinder indicator flashes.
The Timer shows the set value (30
minutes) for a few seconds.
2. Press the Temperature colder or
Temperature warmer button to
change the Timer set value from 1 to
90 minutes.
3. Press OK to confirm.
The MinuteMinder indicator is shown.
The Timer starts to flash (min).
It is possible to change the time at any
time during the countdown and at the
end by pressing the Temperature colder
button and the Temperature warmer
At the end of the countdown, the
MinuteMinder indicator flashes and an
audible alarm sounds. Press OK to switch
off the sound and terminate the function.
It is possible to deactivate the function at
any time during the countdown by
repeating the function steps, until the
indicator turns off.
3.9 ChildLock function
Activate the ChildLock function to lock
the buttons from unintentional
1. Press Mode until the corresponding
icon appears.
The ChildLock indicator flashes.
2. Press OK to confirm.
The ChildLock indicator is shown.
To deactivate the ChildLock function,
repeat the procedure until the ChildLock
indicator goes off.
Refer to Safety chapters.
4.1 Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period
out of use, before putting the products
in the compartment let the appliance run
at least 2 hours with the FROSTMATIC
function turned on. The freezer drawers
ensure that it is quick and easy to find
the food package you want. If large
quantities of food are to be stored,
remove all drawers except for the
bottom drawer which needs to be in
place to provide good air circulation. On
all shelves it is possible to place food
that protrude until 15 mm from the door.
In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due
to a power failure, if the
power has been off for
longer that the value shown
in the technical
characteristics chart under
"rising time", the defrosted
food must be consumed
quickly or cooked
immediately and then refrozen (after cooling).
4.2 Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen
and deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze small amount of fresh foods it
is not necessary to change the present
To freeze fresh food activate the
FROSTMATIC function at least 24 hours
before placing the food to be frozen in
the freezer compartment.
Place the food to be frozen in the two
top compartments.
The maximum amount of food that can
be frozen in 24 hours is specified on the
rating plate, a label located on the inside
of the appliance.
The freezing process lasts 24 hours:
during this period do not add other food
to be frozen.
When the freezing process is completed,
return to the required temperature (see
"FROSTMATIC Function").
Refer to Safety chapters.
5.1 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, the interior and all internal
accessories should be washed with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap
to remove the typical smell of a brandnew product, then dried thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or
abrasive powders, as these
will damage the finish.
5.2 Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the cabinet.
Take care of not to damage
the cooling system.
When moving the cabinet,
lift it by the front edge to
avoid scratching the floor.
The equipment has to be cleaned
frost when it is in operation, neither on
the internal walls nor on the foods.
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
2. Regularly check the door seals and
wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser
and the compressor at the back of
the appliance with a brush.
This operation will improve the
performance of the appliance and
save electricity consumption.
5.4 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from
electricity supply.
2. Remove all food.
3. Clean the appliance and all
4. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
5.3 Defrosting the freezer
The freezer compartment is frost free.
This means that there is no build up of
Refer to Safety chapters.
6.1 What to do if...
Possible cause
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported properly.
Check if the appliance stands
Audible or visual alarm is
The cabinet has been recently switched on or the
temperature is still too
Refer to "Door Open
Alarm"or "High Temperature
The temperature in the appliance is too high.
Refer to "Door Open
Alarm"or "High Temperature
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is defective.
Contact the nearest Authorised Service Centre.
The compressor operates
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Many food products were
put in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then
check the temperature again.
The room temperature is
too high.
Refer to climate class chart on
the rating plate.
Possible cause
Food products placed in
the appliance were too
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before storing.
The FROSTMATIC function
is switched on.
Refer to "FROSTMATIC function".
The compressor does not
start immediately after
pressing the FROSTMATIC,
or after changing the temperature.
This is normal, no error has
The compressor starts after a
period of time.
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is Attach the melting water outnot connected to the evap- let to the evaporative tray.
orative tray above the compressor.
Temperature cannot be set. The FROSTMATIC or
COOLMATIC function is
switched on.
Switch off FROSTMATIC or
COOLMATIC manually, or wait
until the function resets automatically to set the temperature. Refer to "FROSTMATIC
or COOLMATIC function".
DEMO appears on the display.
The appliance is in demonstration mode.
Keep the OK pressed for approximately 10 seconds until a
long sound is heard and display shuts off for a short time.
The temperature in the appliance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator
is not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The food products' temper- Let the food products temperature is too high.
ature decrease to room temperature before storage.
The FROSTMATIC function
is switched on.
If the advice does not lead
to the desired result, contact
the nearest Authorised
Service Centre.
6.2 Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped with a longlife
LED interior light.
Refer to "FROSTMATIC function".
Only service is allowed to replace the
lighting device. Contact your Authorised
Service Centre.
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 Positioning
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
rating plate correspond to your
domestic power supply.
• The appliance must be earthed. The
power supply cable plug is provided
with a contact for this purpose. If the
domestic power supply socket is not
earthed, connect the appliance to a
separate earth in compliance with
current regulations, consulting a
qualified electrician.
• The manufacturer declines all
responsibility if the above safety
precautions are not observed.
• This appliance complies with the
E.E.C. Directives.
7.3 Installation of the
appliance and door reversal
7.2 Electrical connection
Please refer to separate
instructions on installation
(ventilation requirements,
levelling) and door reversal.
• Before plugging in, ensure that the
voltage and frequency shown on the
1850 mm
230 - 240 V
595 mm
50 Hz
668 mm
Rising time
15 h
The technical information is situated in
the rating plate, on the external or
internal side of the appliance and in the
energy label.
For domestic use only.
Not for commercial or industrial use.
Any alteration or modification of the
equipment voids the warranty.
Failure to use a certified electrician or
Electrolux authorised service agent or
genuine parts for installation or service
voids the warranty.
1. Electrolux / AEG warrants the
equipment against defective material
or faulty manufacture, provided it is
used for domestic purposes only, for
a period of 36 (thirty six) months,
from the date of purchase by the
original retail purchaser. This
warranty only applies to Electrolux
and AEG large appliances.
2. a. In the first 6 (six) months from
date of purchase, for valid
warranty claims, collection, return
and installation (Built-in and gas
appliances) of the appliance will
be free of charge within South
Africa if installed by an
authorized Electrolux service
b. For the remainder of the
warranty period where the
repaired appliance is used or
installed more than 50 kilometres
from the nearest Electrolux
service agent or elsewhere in
South Africa, travel costs to the
place of use or installation shall
be for the account of the
3. This warranty is given on condition
that only labour, parts and
accessories supplied by authorised
agents are at all times used in
connection with the appliance,
including the installation thereof, and
that an authorised Electrolux service
agent installs and/or services the
4. Electrolux shall not be responsible
for damage of any kind resulting
from electricity fluctuations, faults in
the building wiring, faulty
installations, and improper use of
controls or failure to use the
appliance in accordance with the
operating instructions and/or general
misuse and/or abuse, or if not used
for domestic purposes only, or for
damage caused by a superior force
(vis maior). Any repair or tampering
by an unauthorised person or
attempt to repair or tamper with the
equipment, or use of parts not
supplied by authorised agents, or
alterations or modification to the
equipment, shall render the warranty
null and void.
5. After the first 6 (six) months from the
date of purchase, this warranty does
not apply to light bulbs, loose glass,
glass oven doors and enamelled
surfaces, filters and other parts
subject to wear and tear or
discolouring, as well as damage
caused by abrasive and highly
concentrated cleaners and/or
cleaning materials or cleaners
prohibited by the user manual.
6. Electrolux shall not be responsible in
terms of this warranty for the
replacement or repair of any part of
the equipment which may have been
damaged in transit if delivery is
undertaken by any party other than
Electrolux or an authorised agent.
7. All gas appliances are to be installed
by a gas installer, registered with
SAQCC GAS. Electrical appliances
are to be installed by a qualified
electrician who is an authorised
service agent or assisted by an
authorised service agent from who
proof of installation will be required.
8. Repairs carried out under warranty
have a guarantee period of 3 (three)
months on the parts and labour
supplied to repair the unit and does
not extend the warranty nor does it
start a new warranty. Parts removed
during guarantee repairs become the
property of Electrolux.
9. After expiry of 6 (six) months from the
date of purchase the warranty shall
be available only to the original retail
purchaser of Electrolux domestic
appliances from an authorised
Electrolux Dealer or Distributor and
only where the appliance has been
retained for use in the Republic of
South Africa.
10. Failure to produce documentary
proof of the date of original
acquisition by the original purchaser
to Electrolux or an authorised service
agent, will result in normal charges
being levied for travel costs, the work
carried out and the parts supplied,
unless a production date can be
proved to be within the 6 (six)
months preceding the warranty
11. After 6 (six) months from the date of
purchase of the appliance the liability
of Electrolux under this warranty is
limited to the replacement and/or
repair of the defective parts within
the warranty period and does not
extend to the installation or removal
of the appliance.
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Service and Spares
In the event of your appliance requiring a service or if you wish to purchase spare parts,
contact your local Electrolux Service Centre by telephoning:
0800 222 825 (Tollfree in South Africa)
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Customer Care
For general enquiries or information regarding Electrolux / AEG appliances contact:
Customer Care Department
Electrolux South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
P.O. Box 50 Paarden Eiland, 7420
Cape Town
Electrolux appliances
AEG appliances
00800 222 825
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Put the packaging in applicable
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environment and human health and to
recycle waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose appliances
marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to
your local recycling facility or contact
your municipal office.
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