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User Manual
Fridge Freezer
Safety information
Safety instructions
Product description
Daily use
Hints and tips
Care and cleaning
Technical information
Subject to change without notice.
Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible if an
incorrect installation and use causes injuries and damages.
Always keep the instructions with the appliance for future
Children and vulnerable people safety
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.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children.
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
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 appliance.
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 service agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
Safety instructions
Only a qualified person must install
this appliance.
Remove all the packaging.
Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
Obey the installation instruction supplied
with the appliance.
Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always wear
safety gloves.
Make sure the air can circulate around the
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
When you move the appliance, lift it by the
front edge to avoid scratching the floor.
Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical shock.
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
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
Service 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 installation.
Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect
the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Care and cleaning
Risk of injury, burns, electrical shock
or fire.
Do not change the specification of this
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
If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit,
make sure that there are no flames and
sources of ignition in the room. Ventilate the
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
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
Do not freeze again food that has been
Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
Risk of injury or damage to the
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
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 appliance.
Risk of injury or suffocation.
Disconnect the appliance from the mains
Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
Remove the door to prevent children and
pets to be closed inside of the appliance.
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 exchanger.
Product description
Product overview
Vegetable drawers
Cabinet shelves
Bottle rack
Control panel
Door shelves
6 Bottle shelf
7 Freezer drawers
8 Rating plate
Control panel
1 Temperature indicators LED
2 QuickFreeze button
3 Temperature regulator
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
QuickFreeze function
You can activate the QuickFreeze function by
pressing the QuickFreeze button.
The LED corresponding to the symbol
QuickFreeze indicator lights up.
You can deactivate the QuickFreeze function by
pressing the QuickFreeze button again.
The QuickFreeze indicator will light off.
This function stops automatically
after 52 hours.
Temperature regulation
To operate the appliance, touch the
temperature regulator button until the LED
corresponding to the required temperature
lights up. Selection is progressive, varying from
2 to 8°C.
At first button touch actual setting LED keeps
Any time the button is touch the set
temperature is moved to 1 position .
Corresponding LED will blink for a while.
Touch the setting button until the required
temperature is selected. The set will be fixed
Coldest setting: +2°C.
Warmest setting: +8°C.
A medium setting is generally the
most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• quantity of food stored
• appliance location.
Daily use
Refer to Safety chapters.
Initial power on
Before inserting the power plug in to
the outlet and switching on the
cabinet for the first time, leave the
appliance standing upright for at
least 4 hours. This will assure a
sufficient amount of time for the oil
to return to the compressor.
Otherwise the compressor or
electronic components may sustain
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 QuickFreeze function turned on.
If large quantities of food are to be stored,
remove all drawers from appliance and place
food on glass shelf to obtain the best
When the freezing process is completed, return
to the required temperature (see "QuickFreeze
In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might
drop below 0°C. If this occurs reset
the temperature regulator to a
warmer setting.
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used,
can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment
or at room temperature, depending on the time
available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a
series of runners so that the shelves can be
positioned as desired.
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
data chart under "Rising time", the
defrosted food must be consumed
quickly or cooked immediately and
then re-frozen (after cooling).
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 setting.
To freeze fresh food activate the QuickFreeze
function at least 24 hours before placing the
food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.
Place the fresh food to be frozen in the bottom
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.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various
sizes, the door shelves can be placed at
different heights.
Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free, then reposition as
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this
period do not add other food to be frozen.
Bottle rack
Place bottles (with the opening facing front) in
the pre-positioned shelf.
time of its removal from the freezer, pull the
basket towards yourself and, upon reaching the
end point, remove the basket by tilting its front
At the time of putting it back, slightly lift the
front of the basket to insert it into the freezer.
Once you are over the end points, push the
baskets back in their position.
Removal of freezer baskets
The freezing baskets have a limit stop to prevent
their accidental removal or falling out. At the
Hints and tips
Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
A faint gurgling and bubbling sound from
coils sound when refrigerant is pumped.
A whirring and pulsating sound from the
compressor when refrigerant is pumped.
A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic dilatation (a
natural and not dangerous physical
A faint click noise from the temperature
regulator when the compressor switches on
or off.
Hints for energy saving
Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
If the ambient temperature is high and the
Temperature Regulator is set to low
temperature and the appliance is fully
loaded, the compressor may run
continuously, causing frost or ice on the
evaporator. If this happens, set the
Temperature Regulator toward warmer
settings to allow automatic defrosting and so
a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
do not store warm food or evaporating
liquids in the refrigerator
do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavour
position food so that air can circulate freely
around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and
place on the glass shelf above the vegetable
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these
should be covered and may be placed on
any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special
drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed
in special airtight containers or wrapped in
aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude
as much air as possible.
Bottles: these need a cap and should be
stored on the door bottle shelf, or (if
equipped) on the bottle rack.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
the maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating
the freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added
during this period;
freeze only top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned, foodstuffs;
prepare food in small portions to enable it to
be rapidly and completely frozen and to
make it possible subsequently to thaw only
the quantity required;
wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the packages
are airtight;
do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in temperature of the latter;
lean foods store better and longer than fatty
ones; salt reduces the storage life of food;
water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment, can
possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;
it is advisable to show the freezing in date on
each individual pack to enable you to keep
tab of the storage time.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the freezer in the
shortest possible time;
not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary;
once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen;
do not exceed the storage period indicated
by the food manufacturer.
Care and cleaning
Refer to Safety chapters.
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free from
rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the
Never use detergents, abrasive
powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products or wax polishes to clean
the interior as this will damage the
surface and leave a strong odour.
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator compartment
every time the motor compressor stops, during
normal use. The defrost water drains out
through a trough into a special container at the
back of the appliance, over the motor
compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator
compartment channel to prevent the water
overflowing and dripping onto the food inside.
Defrosting the freezer
The freezer compartment is frost free. This
means that there is no build up of frost when it
is in operation, neither on the internal walls nor
on the foods.
The absence of frost is due to the continuous
circulation of cold air inside the compartment,
driven by an automatically controlled fan.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from electricity
2. Remove all food.
3. Clean the appliance and all accessories.
4. Leave the door/doors open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a
while to prevent the food inside from
spoiling in case of a power failure.
Refer to Safety chapters.
What to do if...
The appliance does not operate.
Possible cause
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket. Contact
a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable.
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 contin- 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
Refer to climate class chart on the
rating plate.
Food products placed in the
appliance were too warm.
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before storing.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The QuickFreeze function is
switched on.
Refer to "QuickFreeze function".
Possible cause
There is too much frost and ice.
The door is not closed correctly or the gasket is deformed/
Refer to "Closing the door".
The compressor does not start
immediately after pressing the
QuickFreeze, or after changing
the temperature.
This is normal, no error has occurred.
The compressor starts after a period of time.
Water flows on the rear plate of
the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting process, frost melts on the
rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows inside the refrigerator.
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Food products prevent that
water flows into the water collector.
Make sure that food products do
not touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is not
connected to the evaporative
tray above the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to
the evaporative tray.
Temperature cannot be set.
The QuickFreeze or QuickChill
function is switched on.
Switch off QuickFreeze or QuickChill manually, or wait until the
function resets automatically to set
the temperature. Refer to "QuickFreeze or QuickChill function".
The temperature in the appliance
is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is
not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' temperature is too high.
Let the food products temperature
decrease to room temperature before storage.
Many food products are stored
at the same time.
Store less food products at the
same time.
The door has been opened often.
Open the door only if necessary.
The QuickFreeze function is
switched on.
Refer to "QuickFreeze function".
There is no cold air circulation
in the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold air circulation in the appliance.
If the advice does not lead to the
desired result, contact the nearest
Authorised Service Centre.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Authorised Service
Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped with a longlife LED
interior light.
Only service is allowed to replace the lighting
device. Contact your Authorised Service
Refer to Safety chapters.
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 appliance:
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any
liability should these safety
measures not be observed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems might
occur for some types of models
when operating outside of that
range. The correct operation can
only be guaranteed within the
specified temperature range. If you
have any doubts regarding where to
install the appliance, please turn to
the vendor, to our customer service
or to the nearest Service Centre
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install
this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Ambient temperature
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and
yellow to the terminal marked either with the
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp fuse
(B). In the event of having to change the fuse in
the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved
(BS 1362) fuse must be used.
letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
coloured green and yellow.
Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (E) is secure
over the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
Switch on the appliance.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of
Technical information
Technical data
Rising time
230 - 240
The technical information are situated in the
rating plate, on the external or internal side of
the appliance and in the energy label.
appliances marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to your
local recycling facility or contact your municipal
Recycle the materials with the symbol . Put
the packaging in applicable containers to
recycle it. Help protect the environment and
human health and to recycle waste of electrical
and electronic appliances. Do not dispose
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