FIRST USE When the appliance is connected to the power supply, the display will show the factory preset temperatures (-18°C and +5°C). If the acoustic signal sounds and the temperature indicator blinks, press and hold the alarm mute button. Note: After being switched on, the appliance needs approximately 2/3 hours to reach the correct temperature to store a typical volume of food. As applicable, insert the anti-bacterial and anti-odour filter as indicated on the filter package. WHEN THE APPLIANCE IS NOT USED Disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Empty the appliance and leave the doors open just enough to allow air to circulate inside the compartments. This will prevent the formation of mould and bad odours. If your appliance has an automatic ice maker: 1. Shut off the water supply to the product. 2. Empty the ice bucket. DURING BLACKOUTS For power failures lasting up to 12 hours, keep the doors of the appliance closed. In this way the stored food will stay cold as long as possible. Should the power failure last more than 12 hours, remove all food from the product and store it in a suitable appliance. APPLIANCE MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING Clean the appliance regularly using a new cloth and a solution of lukewarm water and neutral detergent specific for cleaning inside refrigerators. Never use abrasive detergents. Do not use steam cleaners. Clean the condenser using a vacuum cleaner, after removing the front plinth (see Installation manual). The buttons and control panel display (in some models, located on the freezer door) must not be cleaned with alcohol or alcohol-derived substances, but with a dry cloth. Replacing the bulbs Important: • Always disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply before replacing any light bulbs. • Before replacing the bulb, remove the lamp cover (if present). After the bulb has been replaced, refit the lamp cover. • Internal lights are bayonet bulbs. • The ice and water dispenser light, if present, is a normal screw bulb although some models may have a LED light. • LED lights last longer than normal bulbs, they illuminate the inside of the appliance better and are more environmentally friendly. Only use bulbs of the same type which can be requested from the after-sales service and authorized dealers. If the appliance has a LED light, contact the after-sales service when a replacement is required. CLEANING, SANITIZATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ICE AND/OR WATER DISPENSER (if present) Failure to follow the instructions regarding sanitizing can compromise the hygienic safety of the water dispensed. • When using the appliance for the first time and every time the filter is changed, discard the first 9-14 litres of water, equivalent to 6-7 minutes of dispensing (not necessarily consecutive, but before initial consumption) and discard the ice produced in the first 24 hours. • If the water dispenser has not been used for more than 4/5 days, it is advisable to clean the circuit and run off the first litre of water. • Reposition the removable water dispenser (if present), ensuring your hands are hygienically clean. • Clean the ice bucket or drawer regularly but using only drinking water. • The filter must be changed when indicated on the control panel or when the ice/water dispenser has not been used for more than 30 days. • Every time the filter is changed, it is a good idea to always sanitise the water dispensing system with food-grade disinfectant solutions (sodium hypochlorite based) which do not alter the characteristics of the materials. Rinse with at least 2 litres of water before use. • Only original spare parts supplied by the manufacturer should be used when replacing components in the ice and water dispenser. • Any work on the appliance must be carried out by a qualified technician or the After-sales Service. USING THE ICE AND WATER DISPENSER (if installed) See the Installation Manual for instructions on how to connect to the mains water supply. To dispense water: Water delivery is always available. Press a glass against the water dispenser lever. Water delivery stops when the lever is released. On models that don't have this lever, press the "Water" button . Water delivery stops when the lever/button is released. To dispense ice: To obtain ice press against the ice dispenser lever. On models that don't have this lever, press the "Ice" button . Water delivery stops when the lever/button is released. Useful tips: 1. Keep the glass near the water/ice dispenser outlet. 2. To start dispensing, just press lightly against the lever or press and hold the "Water" / "Ice" buttons (in models that don't have a water/ice lever). Pressing hard will not result in faster dispensing or greater quantities. 3. To stop dispensing, remove the glass slowly so that ice does not fall outside the glass (in models with water/ice levers.) 4. Do not use fragile or easily breakable glasses (in models with water/ice levers). 5. The water dispensed should be consumed within 6 hours. 6. If the water/ice dispenser is only used ccasionally or has been left unused for some time with the appliance switched on, the circuit will need to be cleaned and the first 2 litres of water drawn off and the first ice produced thrown away. Repeat this procedure when the product is reconnected to the power supply after prolonged disuse. The anti-condensation devices can be disabled by pressing the switch shown in the figure on the right (switch in position OFF). This allows you to optimise energy consumption. If there is condensation in the ice/water dispenser area or on the door, reactivate the anti-condensation devices (switch in position ON). USING THE AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (if installed) After switching on the refrigerator, it usually takes a full night for the first ice cubes to form. When selecting crushed ice (on some models only - see the Quick Start Guide), the cubes are crushed just before being dispensed, therefore the crushed ice may come out with a slight delay. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size. When changing from crushed ice to ice cubes, a small amount of crushed ice may come out together with the first cubes. The quantity and size of the ice cubes depend on the mains water pressure. Ice cubes production can be increased by decreasing the freezer compartment temperature setting. VERSION WITH ICE TRAY Normal ice production is 7 to 8 batches of ice cubes over a 24 hour period. Large amounts of ice cubes should be taken directly from the bucket, and not from the dispenser. It is recommended that the drawer is closed after completing the operation. VERSION WITH ICE MAKER IN THE FREEZER COMPARTMENT AND ICE BUCKET ON THE DOOR Normal ice production is 12 to 14 batches of ice cubes over a 24 hour period. To remove and refit the ice bucket Insert your fingers in the opening at the bottom of the container, pull the lever and lift and extract the container (see figure 1). On some models, you need to insert your fingers into the opening at the bottom of the container and place your thumb on the release button (see figure 2) to remove the container. Hold the base of the bucket with both hands, press the release button and lift the bucket up and out. To re-insert the ice bucket, place it onto its support attached to the inner door and figure 1 lower into position. figure 2 Note: If you need a large amount of ice cubes, take them directly from the bucket and not from the dispenser. VERSION WITH ICE MAKER AND BUCKET ON THE FREEZER DOOR With the door closed, normal ice production is 6 to 7 batches of ice cubes over a 24 hour period. Ice cube production depends to a large extent on how often the door is opened, the amount of fresh food placed in the freezer compartment, the ambient temperature and the temperature set. If the ice maker has not been used for a long time, it will take a full night for the first ice cubes to form. Removing and refitting the ice bucket Insert your fingers into the opening at the bottom of the ice bucket, pull the lever then lift and extract the bucket (see figure 3). To re-insert the ice bucket, place it onto its support attached to the inner door and lower into position. Note: For large amounts of ice, enable the "Fast Freezing" function (see the Quick Start guide). If you need a large amount of ice cubes, take them directly from the bucket and not from the dispenser. Important: Turn the ice maker off before removing the ice bucket to stop ice cubes being dispensed accidentally. Use only drinking water for the regular cleaning of the ice maker cover. figure 3 STORING, FREEZING AND THAWING FOOD It is important to wrap food so that no water, moisture, or vapour may penetrate; this avoids the transfer of odours and flavours throughout the refrigerator and allows better storage of frozen food. NOTE: Never place warm food in the freezer. Cooling hot foods before freezing saves energy and prolongs the life of the appliance. “MULTIFLOW” AIR SYSTEM (where provided) "MULTIFLOW" is a ventilated airflow system thanks to which the internal temperature is to all intents and purposes uniform. Food can be arranged on any shelf paying attention not to obstruct the air vents, so that air can circulate. GUIDE TO INTERNAL COMPONENTS FRESH CONTROL COMPARTMENT (if installed) The Fresh Control compartment is a container with a tilting movement that facilitates the introduction and removal of food. Opening, removing and replacing the Fresh Control compartment Open the Fresh Control compartment by pressing one of the two buttons at the top (1), while at the same time pulling the compartment as far as it will go. To close, repeat as before in reverse. To remove the Fresh Control compartment, follow the instructions above and then lightly rotate and remove the compartment from its seat (2). To replace the compartment, insert the external lateral guides of the container (3a) in their seats near the retaining pins (3b). N.B. Do not store any food in metal or sharp packaging inside the Fresh Control compartment as this could damage the surface. Removing the crisper or meat drawer: 1. Slide the drawer out as far as it goes. 2. With one hand underneath the drawer, lift and pull it out. 3. The drawer will come out of its runners and can be pulled out further. 4. To remove it completely, the drawer must be tilted: front end up, back end down. Meat / crisper drawer temperature control (if installed) • The cold air is conveyed inside the meat drawer through an opening between the refrigerator compartment and the freezer compartment. In this way the temperature inside the meat drawer is kept lower than the rest of the refrigerator. The air flow can be adjusted by means of the special slider. • If you wish to store vegetables in the meat drawer, shift the control all the way to the left, to the fruit/vegetables setting. This will prevent any potential damage due to the vegetables freezing. Crisper drawer moisture control (if installed) • The moisture level inside the crisper drawer can be controlled by moving the slider in the desired position. • By moving the slider all the way to the right, moisture will be eliminated from the compartment for better preservation of fruit and vegetables with peel. • By moving the slider to the far left, moisture is maintained inside the compartment for better preservation of leafy vegetables. Filling To maximise storage capacity, remove the two drawers/baskets at the bottom of the freezer compartment and place foods direclty on the floor of the freezer. Make sure the food does not obstruct the air vents. (This applies to appliances with capacity of less than 715 litres). CHANGING A WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE (where provided) 1. Locate the water filter cartridge cap below the freezer compartment door. Rotate the cap counterclockwise to a vertical position and remove the filter from the base grille. 2. Pull the cap and filter cartridge out through the base grille. 3. Remove the cartridge cap by sliding it off the end of the old cartridge. DO NOT DISCARD THE CAP. 4. Slide the cartridge cap onto the new cartridge. 5. With the cartridge cap in the vertical position, insert the new filter cartridge into the base grille until it stops. 6. Rotate the cartridge cap clockwise to a horizontal position. RUN WATER THROUGH THE DISPENSER UNTIL THE WATER RUNS CLEAR (about 9-14 litres or 6-7 minutes). This will clean the system and clear air from the lines. Note: As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the dispenser. Ordering replacement filters To order more water filter cartridges, please contact the After-sales Service.. AFTER-SALES SERVICE Before contacting the After-Sales Service: Switch the appliance on again to see if the problem has been solved. If it has not, disconnect the appliance from the power supply and wait for about an hour before switching on again. If the appliance is still not working after you have gone through all the checks listed in the troubleshooting guide and switched it off then on again, contact the After-Sales Service to explain the problem and have the following information ready: • The nature of the fault • The appliance model • The type and serial number of the appliance (stated on the rating plate) • The Service number (the number after the word SERVICE on the rating plate inside the appliance) Note: The doors of the appliance can be removed. If this operation is performed by the After-sales Service it is not covered by the warranty.