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Operating Instructions
English, 1
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Reversible doors
Description of the appliance, 4-5
Control panel
Overall view
Start-up and use, 6-7-8
Starting the appliance
Chiller system
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 9
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Replacing the light bulb
Precautions and tips, 10
General safety
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 11
Assistance, 12
! Before placing your new appliance into operation
please read these operating instructions carefully. They
contain important information for safe use, for installation
and for care of the appliance.
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power
supply cable and the electrical socket must be easily
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor
and condenser give off heat and require good
ventilation to operate correctly and save energy.
3. Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part
of the appliance and any furniture above it, and at
least 5 cm between the sides and any furniture/side
4. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of
heat (direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
5. In order to maintain the correct distance between the
appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers
supplied in the installation kit, following the
instructions provided.
1. Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.
2. If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the
refrigerator by tightening or loosening the rear feet.
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, carefully
place it vertically and wait at least 3 hours before
connecting it to the electricity mains. Before inserting the
plug into the electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant
with the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located
on the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g. 150 W).
• The voltage must be in the range between the values
indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left
side (e.g. 220-240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance).
Do not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and the fuse
cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to remove it to add a longer cable
or to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units
etc. please ensure that either:
The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit
your socket. The cable should be cut as close as
possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Fitting a new plug
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked
or coloured Green and Yellow.
'E' or
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or
coloured red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or
coloured Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse. A 15amp plug must be
protected by a 15amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor
or at the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives:
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
& 93/68/EEC
Reversible doors
If it is necessary to change the direction in which the
doors open, please contact the Technical Assistance
Description of the
Control panel
(intelligent operation)
FREEZER Temperature
The entire product (both the refrigerator and freezer
compartments) may be switched on by pressing this button.
The red LED indicates that the product is switched off, while
the green LED shows that it is operating.
REFRIGERATOR - and + temperature adjustment
Used to modify the temperature setting of the refrigerator;
confirmation corresponding to the selected temperature
appears on the display.
Shows the set temperature for the refrigerator compartment.
Controls the activation and deactivation of the ECO function
(optimal operating temperature for minimal energy
consumption). When this function is activated, the ECO LED
on the keypad lights up. Ten minutes after the most recent
user interaction, the display enters its energy saving mode
(all LEDs switch off, except the ON/OFF and SMART indicator
lights). To exit the energy saving mode, simply press any
button or open the refrigerator door.
The temperature of the freezer has exceeded the safety
threshold for optimal food storage (see Troubleshooting section)
The refrigerator door has been open for more than two
minutes (see Troubleshooting section)
SMART LED (intelligent operation)
The SMART LED indicates that the product is controlling the
internal temperature so as to optimise it.
Activates or deactivates the control panel button lock in order to
avoid the risk of the various functions being activated accidentally
by children. The CHILD LOCK LED on the keypad lights up.
FREEZER - and + temperature adjustment
Used to modify the temperature setting of the freezer;
confirmation corresponding to the selected temperature
appears on the display.
FREEZER display
Shows the set temperature for the freezer compartment.
Activates or deactivates the SUPER COOL function (rapid
cooling). The SUPER COOL LED on the keypad lights up and
‘SC’ appears on the refrigerator display.
Activates or deactivates the SUPER FREEZE function (rapid
freezing). The SUPER FREEZE LED on the keypad lights up
and ‘SF’ appears on the freezer display.
Activates or deactivates the HOLIDAY function (the HOLIDAY
LED on the keypad lights up), while the temperature values
+12°C and -18°C appear on the refrigerator and freezer displays
respectively. Ten minutes after the most recent user interaction,
the display enters its energy saving mode (see ECO function).
Activates the ICE PARTY function (the temperature is
decreased for the amount of time it takes to cool a bottle).
The ICE PARTY LED on the keypad lights up.
Description of the
Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not directly
represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
Removable lidded
shelf with EGG TRAY
(see Maintenance)
BOTTLE shelf
Ice3 ice tray•
Levelling FEET
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! After transportation of the appliance, carefully place it in
an upright position and wait at least 3 hours before
connecting it to the electricity mains, to make sure it
operates as it should.
• Clean the inside of the refrigerator well using warm
water and bicarbonate of soda before placing food
inside it.
• The appliance comes with a motor protection control
system which makes the compressor start
approximately 8 minutes after being switched on. The
compressor also starts each time the power supply is
cut off whether voluntarily or involuntarily (blackout).
Freezer compartment
The first time the product is switched on, after you have
selected the desired temperature, we recommend the
SUPER FREEZE function is activated in order to cool
the compartment as quickly as possible. Food should
only be placed in the compartment once the SUPER
FREEZE function has finished its cycle.
Refrigerator compartment
The first time the product is switched on, after you have
selected the desired temperature, we recommend the
SUPER COOL function is activated in order to cool the
compartment as quickly as possible. Food should only
be placed in the compartment once the SUPER COOL
function has finished its cycle.
Navigating the display
Setting the temperatures:
If the product is switched on, the refrigerator and freezer
compartment displays will indicate the temperature
values set at that moment. To change them, simply press
the - and + buttons corresponding to the compartment
for which you wish to change the set temperature. More
specifically, each time the buttons are pressed, the
temperature increases or decreases and the level of
cold generated inside the compartment is adjusted
accordingly. The temperature values that may be
selected for the refrigerator compartment are +8°C,
+7°C, +6°C, +5°C, +4°C, +3°C and +2°C, while the
values that may be set for the freezer are -18°C, -19°C, 20°C, -21°C, -22°C, -24°C and -26°C.
When the “ECO” function is active, the appliance
automatically adjusts the temperatures according to the
conditions inside and outside the refrigerator, in order to
minimise the amount of energy consumed; the activation
of this function is signalled by the ECO LED on the
keypad lighting up.
When the HOLIDAY function is active the temperature
may not be adjusted, however the appliance adjusts
itself automatically so that the optimal settings for the
situation are used: +12°C for the refrigerator
compartment and -18°C for the freezer compartment.
The activation of this function is indicated by the
HOLIDAY LED lighting up.
To activate and deactivate the functions, simply press
the relevant button; the function status will be signalled
by the corresponding LED on the keypad switching on
or off.
Several of the functions (SUPER COOL, SUPER
FREEZE, ICE PARTY, ECO) are incompatible with
others (HOLIDAY,...); remember that there is a preestablished order of priority which will help you to
operate the product in the best possible way.
When the ICE PARTY function has finished, press the
ICE PARTY button to stop the corresponding LED from
flashing and to silence the sound alert. The flashing and
sound alerts indicate that the function is complete and
that the bottle should be removed from the freezer
Child Lock
To activate the Child Lock function, press and hold the
Child Lock button for 2 seconds; the activation of this
button lock is confirmed by a short beep and the
illumination of the corresponding LED on the keypad. To
deactivate the function, press and hold the Child Lock
button for 2 seconds; deactivation will be confirmed by a
short beep and by the corresponding LED switching off.
Chiller system
No Frost
The No Frost system
circulates cold air
continuously to collect
humidity and prevent ice
and frost formation. The
system maintains an
optimal humidity level in
the compartment,
preserving the original
quality of the food,
preventing the food from
sticking together and making defrosting a thing of the
Do not block the aeration cells by placing food or
containers in direct contact with the refrigerating back
panel. Close bottles and wrap food tightly.
SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the
shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see
diagram), allowing easy storage
of large containers and food.
Height can be adjusted without
complete removal of the shelf.
This is the new box to keep meat, fish and cheese fresh.
When positioned in the “lower” part of the fridge
compartment, it is ideal for meat and fish; when moved
to the “top” part of the fridge, it is perfect for cheese. It
can be taken out of the fridge when it is not needed.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
• Adjust the temperature using the display.
• Press the SUPER COOL button (rapid cooling) to lower
the temperature quickly. For example, when you place
a large number of new food items inside a fridge the
internal temperature will rise slightly. The function
quickly cools the groceries by temporarily reducing the
temperature until it reaches the ideal level.
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment,
not hot foods (see Precautions and tips).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than
raw foods.
The central shelf of the fridge compartment folds on
itself to create space for the bulky containers located on
the shelf beneath it.
For maximum flexibility in the use of internal space, the
shelf can be positioned in place of other shelves
according to the required need.
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will
increase humidity in the refrigerator and cause
condensation to form.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• Adjust the temperature using the display.
• To freeze foods properly, and in the safest way
possible, follow the instructions below.
- Place the food in the upper “FREEZER and
STORAGE” compartment, making sure that it does not
come into contact with any food that has already been
frozen; press the SUPER FREEZE button (rapidfreezing; “SF” appears on the freezer display and the
corresponding LED lights up) and close the door. The
function deactivates automatically after 24 hours or
when the inside of the compartment has reached the
optimal temperature (the LED switches off).
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has
already been defrosted. These foods must be cooked
and eaten (within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into
contact with food that has already been defrosted.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and
which are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer
because they could break.
Ice3 ice tray
The fact that they are situated on the top part of the
freezer drawers ensures greater cleanliness: the ice no
longer comes into contact with the food placed inside
the freezer compartment; furthermore, the dripping of
the water during filling is avoided (a lid to cover up the
hole after filling with water is also provided).
1. Pull out the tray by pushing it up.
Check that the tray is ompletely empty and fill it with
water through the opening provided.
2. Take care not to exceed the level indicated (MAX
WATER LEVEL). Excess water prevents the ice cubes
from dispensing (if this happens, wait for the ice to
melt and empty the tray).
3. Turn the tray 90°: due to the connected compartments
each mould fills with water (see diagram).
4. Close the opening with the lid provided and put the
tray back.
5. When the ice has formed (minimum time
approximately 8 hours) knock the tray against a hard
surface and wet the outside so that the ice cubes
come loose and take them out through the opening.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen
daily is indicated on the plate containing the technical
properties located on the bottom left side of the
refrigerator compartment (for example: Kg/24h: 4).
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature inside
the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for at least 9
-14 hours.
! to avoid blocking the air circulation inside the freezer
compartment, it is advisable not to obstruct the
ventilation holes with food or containers.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
Replacing the light bulb
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment,
pull out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the
instructions below.
Access the light bulb by removing the cover as
indicated in the diagram.
Replace it with a similar light bulb within the power
range indicated on the cover (15W or 25W).
1. Press the ON/OFF button to switch off the appliance.
2. Pull the plug out of the socket.
! If this procedure is not followed, the alarm may sound.
This alarm does not indicate a malfunction. To restore
normal operation, simply press the ON/OFF button
again. To disconnect the appliance, follow points 1 and
2 above.
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber
seals may be cleaned using a sponge that has been
soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda or
neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasive products,
bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm
water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry
them carefully.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which can
be removed by delicately using the hose of a vacuum
cleaner set on medium power. The appliance must be
switched off and the plug must be pulled out before
cleaning the appliance.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic
materials which are odour free. In order to maintain an
odour free refrigerator and to prevent the formation of
stains, food must always be covered or sealed
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an extended
period of time, clean the inside and leave the doors
Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments.
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the instructions
in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements:
this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from
the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Always switch the appliance off and disconnect it
from the electricity supply before cleaning it or
carrying out any maintenance work. It is NOT
sufficient to press the ON/OFF button to eliminate all
electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances
should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use any sharp or pointed utensils or electrical
equipment - other than the type recommended by the
manufacturer - inside the frozen food storage
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It
can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
• Observe local environmental standards when
disposing packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires
that old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream. Old appliances must be collected separately
in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the
materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment. The crossed out
“wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of
your obligation, that when you dispose of the
appliance it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal
of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated
room. Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight
and do not place it near heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food:
cold air must circulate freely for food to be preserved
properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor will
work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The
internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance).
A thick layer of ice makes cold transference to food
products more difficult and results in increased
energy consumption.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air
from escaping (see Maintenance).
If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the
following list.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The display is completely switched off. • The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far enough to
make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The motor does not start.
• The appliance comes with a motor protection control (see Start-up and use).
The display is on but it is dim.
• Pull out and reverse the plug before putting it back in the socket.
The alarm sounds and DOOR OPEN
ALARM flashes on the display (“d” is
displayed instead of the
REFRIGERATOR temperature).
• The refrigerator door has been open for more than two minutes.
The sound alert stops when the door is closed or when the appliance is
switched off and on again.
• The temperature inside the freezer is too high. The freezer will maintain a
The alarm sounds and
temperature of around 0°C so that the food will not refreeze, allowing you to
eat it within 24 hours or to refreeze it after it has been cooked.
the display (“A1” is displayed instead
To switch off the buzzer, open and close the appliance door or press the +
of the FREEZER temperature).
and – freezer temperature adjustment buttons once. Press these buttons a
second time to display the set value on the freezer display, switch off the
TEMPERATURE ALARM LED and restore normal operation.
The alarm sounds and temperature
alarm flashes on the display (“A2” is
displayed instead of the FREEZER
• The temperature of the freezer is dangerously high: the food inside must not
be eaten. The freezer will maintain a temperature of approximately -18°C.
To switch off the buzzer, open and close the appliance door or press the +
and – freezer temperature adjustment buttons once. Press these buttons a
second time to display the set value on the freezer display, switch off the
TEMPERATURE ALARM LED and restore normal operation.
The refrigerator and the freezer do not
cool well.
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The temperature that has been set is too low (see Start-up and use).
The motor runs continuously.
• The SUPER COOL and/or SUPER FREEZE and/or BOTTLE CHILL functions
have been activated.
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor is off.
This is not a defect, it is normal.
Early ending of functions
• Electrical disturbance on the network or brief interruptions of the power supply.
The freezer status bar LEDs do not
indicate the set temperature, and are
lit in a constant manner.
• Contact the Technical Assistance Centre.
The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The doors are opened too frequently.
The temperature that has been set is too high (see Start-up and use).
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
12 months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for
twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because of either
workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our operating and
maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise interfered with by any
person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These included but not limited to: plugs, cables, batteries,
light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Indesit also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you registering your
appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our
engineer’s time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our registration line on 08448 24
24 24 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0800)
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair bills for
the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08448 226 226 (Republic of
Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you experience any
technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Indesit Service Hotline on 08448 224 224
(Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call.
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Indesit appliance during the course of its working life than us – the
Essential Contact Information
Indesit Service
We are the largest service team in the UK and Ireland offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1000 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and hygienically
clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Indesit ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you must
register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Indesit’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Indesit reserves the right to use quality,
recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door,
plug, and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the
appliance can no longer be plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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