Instruction Manual
Chest Freezer
L150CFW13
Contents
Safety Warnings............................................................................................................................. 4
Unpacking...................................................................................................................................... 6
Installation..................................................................................................................................... 7
Location........................................................................................................................................................................7
Free Space Requirements.......................................................................................................................................7
Cleaning Before Use.................................................................................................................................................7
Before Using Your Unit.............................................................................................................................................7
Product Overview.......................................................................................................................... 8
Operation....................................................................................................................................... 9
Switching On Your Unit...........................................................................................................................................9
Adjusting the Temperature....................................................................................................................................9
Freezing........................................................................................................................................................................9
Noises Inside the Unit!.......................................................................................................................................... 10
Tips for Keeping Food in the Unit..................................................................................................................... 10
Preparations for Freezing.................................................................................................................................... 10
Defrosting Frozen Food........................................................................................................................................ 10
Cleaning....................................................................................................................................... 11
Defrosting................................................................................................................................................................. 11
Cleaning the Interior and the Exterior of the Unit...................................................................................... 11
Maintenance................................................................................................................................ 12
Care When Handling / Moving the Unit......................................................................................................... 12
Servicing.................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Switching Off for Long Periods of Time.......................................................................................................... 12
Disposal........................................................................................................................................ 12
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 13
Power Cut.................................................................................................................................................................. 13
The Freezer is Particularly Cold.......................................................................................................................... 13
The Freezer is Particularly Warm....................................................................................................................... 13
The Freezer is Not Working ................................................................................................................................ 13
Specifications............................................................................................................................... 14
Safety Warnings
For your continued safety and to reduce the risk of injury or electric shock,
please follow all the safety precautions listed below.
• Read all instructions carefully before using the unit and keep them for
future reference.
• Retain the manual. If you pass the unit onto a third party, make sure to
include this manual.
• This appliance is intended for indoor household use and similar
applications such as:
-- farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
environment;
-- bed and breakfast type environment;
-- catering and similar non-retail applications.
• Ensure that the plug is easily accessible to enable disconnection from
the mains supply.
• Keep ventilation openings in the unit enclosure clear of obstructions.
• Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments
of the unit, unless they are of the type recommended by the
manufacturer.
• If the mains cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer,
its service agent or a qualified technician in order to avoid a hazard.
• Choose a location for your unit away from heat sources such as
radiators or fires as refrigerant and vesicant are burnable.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit (The refrigerant is a very
environmentally friendly gas but is also combustible. Take care when
transporting or moving the unit to ensure that the refrigeration circuit
is not damaged. In the event of damage avoid naked flames or ignition
sources and ventilate the room in which the unit is placed for a few
minutes.)
• The unit must be manoeuvred by a minimum of 2 persons.
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• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
unit.
• If your unit is fitted with a lock to prevent children being trapped inside,
keep the key out of reach and not in the vicinity of the unit.
• Do not store volatile or flammable substances, such as aerosol cans with
a flammable propellant, in the unit.
• Do not store bottles or glass containers in the freezer compartment.
Contents can expand when frozen (fizzy drinks) which may break the
bottle and damage your freezer compartment.
WARNING
IT IS HAZARDOUS FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN AUTHORISED
SERVICE PERSONNEL TO CARRY OUT SERVICING OF REPAIRS WHICH
INVOLVE THE REMOVAL OF COVERS.
TO AVOID THE RISK OF AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT ATTEMPT
REPAIRS YOURSELF.
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Thank you for purchasing your new Logik Chest Freezer.
We recommend that you spend some time reading this instruction manual in order that you
fully understand all the operational features it offers.
Read all the safety instructions carefully before use and keep this instruction manual for
future reference.
Unpacking
Remove all items from the packaging. Retain the packaging. If you dispose of it please do so according to local
regulations.
The following items are included:
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6
4
OFF
3
Power
The Main Unit
Run
Alarm
1
2
Freezer Basket x2
Instruction
Manual
Plastic Scraper
Instruction Manual
If items are missing or damaged please contact Partmaster (UK only).
Tel: 0844 800 3456 for assistance.
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Installation
INSTALLATION
Location
When selecting a position for your unit you should make sure the floor is flat and firm and the room is well
ventilated. This unit can be used in a garage or outbuilding. For optimum energy efficiency the unit should be
located within an average room temperature of between 10°C and 43°C. If the room temperature drops below
or rises above these temperatures the energy consumption and performance may be affected. Avoid locating
your unit near a heat source, e.g. cooker, boiler or radiator. Also avoid direct sunlight as it may increase the
electrical consumption. Do not drape the unit with any covering.
Free Space Requirements
When installing the unit, ensure that 20 mm of free
space is left at both sides and 50 mm at the rear of the
unit. Please ensure there is adequate space for the door
to fully open.
Cleaning Before Use
Wipe the inside of the unit with a weak solution of bicarbonate soda. Then rinse with warm water using a
sponge or cloth. Wipe completely dry before. Clean the exterior of the unit with a damp cloth.
If you require more information refer to the Cleaning section.
• Before Plugging in YOU MUST
Check that you have a socket which is compatible with the plug supplied with the unit.
• Before Turning On!
Do not turn on until two hours after moving the unit. The coolant fluid needs time to settle.
Before Using Your Unit
Before placing any food in your unit, turn it on and wait for 24 hours, to make sure it is working properly and
to allow it time to fall to the correct temperature. Your unit should not be overfilled.
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Product Overview
Freezer Basket
5
6
OFF
4
1
3
2
rm
Ala
Run
er
Pow
Water Drain
Plug
Levelling
Feet
5
6
4
OFF
Power
Run
Alarm
3
2
Power
Run
Alarm
Indicator Indicator Indicator
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Operation
Switching On Your Unit
1.
On first connecting the mains cable to the mains socket, all
3 status indicators will light up. Once the unit reaches the
correct temperature:
• Power Indicator: stays on
• Run Indicator: switches on and off as the unit maintains its
internal temperature
• Alarm Indicator: lights up when the unit’s internal
temperature rises above -9°C.
2.
The internal temperature of your freezer is controlled by a
thermostat. Adjust the thermostat control dial to the desired
position, 6 makes the appliance colder and is used for fast
freezing. The ideal position is 4 but should be adjusted
according to its environment. The appliance may not operate
correctly if it is in a particularly hot or cold room or if the
door is opened often or for prolonged periods.
3.
The unit may not operate at the correct temperature if it is in
a particularly hot or a particularly cold room, or if you open
the door often.
4.
To ensure that the unit is cool enough to sufficiently chill and
freeze your food, wait 24 hours before filling it with food.
5.
If you are concerned that your unit is not being kept cold
enough and wish to check the temperature, you will need
a special fridge/freezer thermometer. These are available
from most supermarkets and hardware shops. Place the
thermometer in the freezer and leave overnight. The correct
temperature for the freezer should be -18°C or lower.
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6
4
OFF
3
Power
Run
1
Alarm
2
5
6
4
OFF
Power
Run
Alarm
3
2
1
Adjusting the Temperature
The internal temperature of the unit is controlled by a thermostat. The recommended position is between 2 and 3
for colder working environments (i.e. during winter) and between 4 and 5 for hotter environments. Please adjust
according to the environment.
Freezing
Fresh food should be frozen as quickly as possible. Turn the dial to 6 so your freezer will operate at the coldest
temperature (approximately -28°C) continuously. It helps to quickly freeze and retain more of the goodness of
your food. Freezing will be completed after 24 hours. Then turn the dial back to its original position. Maximum
freezing capacity is 8 kg.
The Alarm indicator will light up if the unit’s internal temperature rises above -9°C .
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Noises Inside the Unit!
You may notice that your unit makes some unusual noises. Most of these are perfectly normal, but you should be
aware of them!
These noises are caused by the circulation of the refrigerant liquid in the cooling system. It has become more
pronounced since the introduction of CFC free gases. This is not a fault and will not affect the performance of your
unit. This is the compressor motor working, as it pumps the refrigerant around the system.
Tips for Keeping Food in the Unit
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Cooked meats/fishes should always be stored above raw meats/fishes to avoid bacterial transfer. Keep raw
meats/fishes in a container which is large enough to collect juices and cover it properly. Place the container at
the bottom inside the unit.
Leave space around your food, to allow air to circulate inside the unit. Ensure all parts of the unit are kept
cool.
To prevent transfer of flavours and drying out, pack or cover the food separately. Fruit and vegetables do not
need to be wrapped.
Always let pre-cooked food cool down before you put in the unit. This will help to maintain the internal
temperature of the unit.
To prevent cold air escaping from the unit, try to limit the number of times you open the door. We
recommend that you only open the door when you need to put food in or take food out.
Preparations for Freezing
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Use quality food and handle it as little as possible. Freeze food in small quantities as it freezes faster, takes less
time to defrost and enables you to control the quantity you need better.
Leave cooked food to cool completely. Chill food before freezing if possible.
Consider how you will want to cook the food before freezing it.
Don’t freeze food in metal containers if you may want to microwave it straight from the freezer.
Use special freezer bags, freezer film, polythene bags, plastic containers, and aluminium foil (heavy duty
grade only). If in doubt, double wrap your food. Don’t use aluminium foil for acidic foods, e.g. citrus fruits.
Don’t use thin cling film, glass, or used food containers without cleaning.
Exclude as much air from the container as possible. You could buy a special vacuum
pump which sucks excessive air out of the packaging.
Leave a small amount of air space when freezing liquids to allow expansion.
You can use the space in the freezer most efficiently if you freeze liquids (or solids with
liquids, e.g. stew) in square blocks. This is known as “Preforming”. Pour the liquid into a
polythene bag which is inside a square sided container. Freeze it, and then remove it
from the container and seal the bag.
Label your frozen foods as they will look the same when in frozen state. Use special
tapes, labels and pens with different colours. This allows you to easily organise and
to effectively use the freezer. Write the contents and date; otherwise the frozen food
might exceed the storage time and this could cause food poisoning. Please refer to your
food packaging for the recommended storage time.
Defrosting Frozen Food
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1.
Take the frozen food out and let it defrost at room temperature. Don’t forget that defrosting in a warm area
encourages the growth of bacteria and low temperature cooking may not destroy dangerous bacteria.
2.
Drain off and throw away any liquid lost during defrosting.
3.
Always make sure there are no ice-crystals in the food before cooking, particularly with meat. These crystals
indicate that the food has not fully defrosted.
4.
Cook food as soon as possible after defrosting.
5.
Many microwaves and ovens have a defrost setting. To avoid bacterial build up, only use these if you intend
to cook the food immediately afterwards.
Cleaning
Defrosting
Frost may build up in the freezer compartment after it has been used for a period of time. Scrape away the frost
using a plastic scraper (included).
Do not use a metal or sharp instrument to scrape away the frost, nor should you use any electrical
appliances to aid defrosting.
We recommend that defrosting should be carried out when the frost layer builds up to 10 mm. Choose a time
when the stock of frozen food is low, follow these procedures:
1.
Take out the food, turn the unit off at the mains supply, unplug the unit and leave the door open. Ideally,
the frozen food should be put into another freezer. If this is not possible, wrap the food in several sheets of
newspaper or large towels and then a thick rug or blanket to keep it cool.
2.
To remove melted frost from the drain hole, place a suitable container under it. Remove the drain cap on the
front of the unit. Reach down into the freezer and unscrew the drain plug.
3.
Scrape away the frost using the plastic scraper. Defrosting the remaining frost can
be sped up by placing a bowl of hot water inside the freezer compartment and
closing the door. As the solid frost loosens, scrape it away with the plastic scraper
and remove.
4.
After all the water has drained away, replace the drain plug and then the drain
cap.
5.
When defrosting is complete, clean your unit’s interior and exterior.
6.
When the compartment is completely clean and dry, close the door, switch on the freezer again and turn the
thermostat control dial to 6.
7.
Leave the unit to cool down for an hour, and then you can start placing frozen food inside the unit.
Remember to turn the thermostat control dial to 1 after 4 hours.
Cleaning the Interior and the Exterior of the Unit
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Wipe the inside of the unit with a weak solution of bicarbonate soda and then rinse with warm water using a
sponge or cloth. Wipe completely dry.
Use a damp cloth to clean the exterior, and then wipe with a standard furniture polish. Make sure that the
door is closed to avoid the polish getting on the magnetic door seal or inside the unit.
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Maintenance
Care When Handling / Moving the Unit
Hold the unit around its sides or base when moving it. Under no circumstances should it be lifted by holding the
edges of the top surface.
Servicing
The unit should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only genuine spare parts should be used. Under no
circumstances should you attempt to repair the unit yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or serious malfunction. Contact a qualified technician.
Switching Off for Long Periods of Time
When the unit is not in use for a long period of time, disconnect it from the mains supply, empty all food and clean
the unit, leaving the door ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
Disposal
Old units still have some residual value. An environmentally friendly method of disposal will ensure that valuable
raw materials can be recovered and used again. The refrigerant used in the unit and insulation materials require
special disposal procedures. Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of the unit are damaged prior to disposal.
Up to date information concerning options of disposing of your old unit and packaging from the new one can be
obtained from your local council office.
When disposing of an old unit break off any old locks or latches and remove the doors as a safeguard.
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Troubleshooting
Power Cut
If you have a freezer thermometer, place it in the freezer where you can get easy access to it to read when the
power returns. If the internal temperature is -9°C or less when the power returns, your food is safe. The food in
your freezer will remain frozen for approximately 40 hours with the door closed. If you know the power is going to
be cut, 40 hours prior to the power cut, turn the thermostat control dial to 6, this will make the freezer colder than
normal. If there is no warning, turn the thermostat control dial to 6 after the power cut. Don’t open the door more
than necessary.
The Freezer is Particularly Cold
You may have accidentally left the thermostat control dial on 6.
The Freezer is Particularly Warm
The compressor may not be working. Turn the thermostat control dial to 6 . If there is no humming noise, it is not
working. Contact your local service agent where you purchased your freezer.
The Freezer is Not Working
Check if the Power indicator is illuminated. If not, check if the unit is plugged in and switched on. Check that the
fuse in the plug has not blown. Plug in another appliance, such as a lamp, to see if the socket is working.
Condensation Appears on the Outside of the Freezer
Condensation may appear on the surface of the Chest Freezer, this is normal - wipe dry with a dry cloth.
This may be due to a change in the room temperature. Wipe off any residue of moisture. If the problem continues
contact the local store where you purchased your freezer.
When your appliance is working, the condenser at the back (exposed models) may become hot or alternatively
the sides may become hot (hidden condenser models).
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Specifications
Model
L150CFW13
Appliance Category
Category 9 (Chest Freezer)
Overall Dimension (W x D x H)
730mm x 523mm x 850 mm
Frozen Food Storage Volume
142 L
Defrosting Type
Manual Defrost
Climate Class
N / SN / ST / T
This appliance is intended to be used at an ambient temperature between 10°C and 43°C.
Storage Temperature
Freezer: ≤ -18°C
Energy Consumption
0.52 kWh/24h
Energy consumption 190 kWh per year, based on standard test results for 24 hours.
Actual energy consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located.
Airborne Acoustical Noise
42 dB
Energy Grading
A+
EU Ecolabel
N/A
Temperature Rise Time
40 hours
Freezing Capacity
6.5 kg/24hrs
Rated Voltage
220-240V~ 50Hz
Rated Current
0.4A
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this
product must not be disposed of with your other household
waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste
equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for
the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The
separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the
time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and ensure
that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the
environment.
For more information about where you can drop off your waste
for recycling, please contact your local authority, or where you
purchased your product.
DSG Retail Ltd. (co. no. 504877)
Maylands Avenue, Hemel Hempstead, Herts., HP2 7TG, UK.
IB-L150CFW13-140527V4