Operating instructions
Operating instructions
Chest freezer
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Disposal notes
•To prevent injury or damage to the unit, the appliance should be unpacked and set up by two
• Disable the appliance.
• Pull out the mains plug.
• Cut through the connection cable.
•To guarantee safe operation, ensure that the appliance is set up and connected as described in
these operating instructions.
When disposing of the appliance, ensure that the refrigerant circuit
is not damaged to prevent uncontrolled escape of the refrigerant
it contains (data on type plate) and oil.
Danger of suffocation due to packing material and plastic film!
Do not allow children to play with packaging material. Take the
packaging material to an official collection point.
Range of appliance use
The appliance is suitable solely for cooling food in
a domestic environment or similar. This includes,
for example, use
-in staff kitchenettes, bed and breakfast establishments,
-by guests in cottages, hotels, motels and other
forms of accommodation,
-in catering and similar services in the wholesale
Use the appliance solely as is customary within a domestic environment. All other types of use are inadmissible. The appliance
is not suitable for storing and cooling medicines, blood plasma,
laboratory preparations or similar substances and products covered by the 2007/47/EC Medical Devices Directive. Any misuse
of the appliance may result in damage to or spoilage of stored
goods. Furthermore, the appliance is not suitable for operation
in potentially explosive atmospheres.
Description of the appliance
Operating and
control elements
Interior light
(except GT 1432,
GT 2122, GT 2132)
Type plate
ventilation grille
Defrost drain (except model GT 1432)
Safety instructions and warnings
The appliance contains reusable materials and should
be disposed of properly - not simply with unsorted
household refuse. Appliances which are no longer
needed must be disposed of in a professional and
appropriate way, in accordance with the current local
regulations and laws.
•In the event that the appliance is damaged on
delivery, contact the supplier immediately before
connecting to the mains.
•Disconnect the appliance from the mains if any
fault occurs. Pull out the plug, switch off or remove
the fuse.
•When disconnecting the appliance, pull on the
plug, not on the cable.
•Any repairs and work on the appliance should
only be carried out by the customer service
department, as unauthor­ised work could prove
highly dangerous for the user. The same applies
to changing the mains power cable.
•Do not allow naked flames or ignition sources
to enter the appliance. When transporting and
cleaning the appliance ensure that the refrigerant
circuit is not damaged. In the event of damage,
make sure that there are no ignition sources
nearby and keep the room well ventilated.
•This appliance can be used by children of 8 years
old and over, and also by persons with restricted
physical, sensory or mental capacity or lack of
experience and knowledge, if they are supervised
or have been instructed on safe use of the appliance and understand the resulting risks. Children
must not be allowed to play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance must not be
carried out by children without supervision.
•Avoid prolonged skin contact with cold surfaces or
chilled/frozen food.This could cause pain, numbness and frostbite. In the case of prolonged skin
contact, protective measures should be taken,
e.g. gloves should be worn.
•Do not eat ice cream, particulary ice lollies or ice
cubes, immediately after taking them from the
freezer compartment as there is a risk of "burning" because of the very cold temperatures.
•Do not consume food which has been stored for
too long, as it could cause food poisoning.
•Do not store explosives or sprays using combustible propellants such as butane, propane,
pentane etc. in the appliance. Electrical components might cause leaking gas to ignite.You may
identify such sprays by the printed contents or a
flame symbol.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the appliance.
•If you have a lockable appliance, do not keep the
key near the appliance or within reach of children.
•The appliance is designed for use in enclosed
areas. Do not operate the appliance outdoors or
in areas where it is exposed to splash water or
damp conditions.
•Special-purpose lamps (incandescent lamps) in
the appliance serve to illuminate the appliance
interior and are not suited for room illumination.
Climate rating
The climate rating indicates the room
temperature at which the appliance may
be operated in order to achieve full refrigeration performance.
The climate rating is indicated on the
type plate.
The position of the type plate is shown in
the section entitled Description of the appliance.
Climate rating
Room temperature
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
+10°C to +38°C
+10°C to +43°C
Do not operate the appliance outside the
specified room temperature range.
Setting up
• Do not place the appliance in areas of direct sunlight or next to
a stove, heater or similar object.
• The floor on which the appliance stands must be horizontal and
level. Place the appliance far enough away from the wall so that
the lid can be opened and closed unhindered.
1Do not cover the gap between the lower edge
of the freezer and the floor, as the refrigeration
unit has to be supplied with air for cooling.
2There must be a gap of at least 20 cm between
the ventilation grille and the wall. This gap
must be kept clear and
the ventilation openings
3Do not place any objects
immediately next to the
outer housing of the
appliance. There must
be a gap of at least 20
mm all round in order to
ensure adequate heat
• Standard EN 378 specifies that the room in which you install
your appliance must have a volume of 1 m3 per 8 g of R 600a
refrigerant used in the appliance, so as to avoid the formation of
inflammable gas/air mixtures in the room where the appliance
is located in the event of a leak in the refrigerant circuit. The
quantity of refrigerant used in your appliance is indicated on the
type plate.
Dimensions (mm)
GT 1432
GT 2122
GT 2132
GT 2632
GT 3032
GT 3622
GT 3632
GT 4232
GT 4932
GT 6122
Electrical connection
Only operate the appliance with alternating current (AC).
The permissible voltage and frequency are indicated on the type
plate. The position of the type plate is shown in the section entitled
Description of the appliance.
The socket must be properly earthed and protected by a fuse.
The tripping current of the fuse must be between 10 A and 16 A.
The socket must not be situated behind the appliance and must be easily accessible.
Do not connect the appliance using an extension cable or extension socket.
Do not use stand-alone inverters (conversion
of direct current to alternating current/threephase current) or energy-saving plugs. Risk
of damage to the electronic control system!
Saving energy
- Always ensure good ventilation. Do not cover ventilation openings or grille.
- Avoid positioning the appliance in direct sunlight or near cookers,
radiators and similar sources of heat.
- The energy consumption depends on the installation conditions,
e.g. the ambient temperature.
- Keep the time the appliance is open to a minimum.
- Store food logically.
- Keep all food properly packed and covered so as to avoid its
frosting up on the outside.
- Always allow hot food to cool to room temperature before placing
in the appliance.
- If there is a thick layer of frost in the appliance: defrost the appliance.
Accumulated dust increases the energy consumption:
- Regularly clean the motor compartment ventilation openings to
keep them free from dust.
Operating and control elements
1Temperature control
2Operating lamp
3Alarm lamp
4Superfrost button
5Superfrost lamp
Switching the appliance on and off
You are recommended to clean the appliance before switching
it on for the first time (see "Cleaning").
To switch the appliance on
Connect the appliance to the mains > the appliance is switched on.
–The green operating lamp comes on.
–The red alarm lamp comes on.
The red alarm lamp goes out as soon as the freezer compartment is cold enough.
To switch the appliance off
Pull out the mains plug or
set the temperature control to 0.
When the temperature control is turned to "0", only the refrigeration system is switched off. Before cleaning, always
disconnect the appliance from the mains. Remove the plug.
Setting the temperature
Using a coin, turn the arrow on the temperature control to a setting between 1 und 4.
When the control is turned to 4, the temperature inside the appliance is at its lowest.
For long-term storage of frozen food a
temperature of at least -18°C is recommended.
If the chest is filled up to the bottom stacking mark (see
"Freezing"), the temperature control can be set to the
1 setting.
Control elements
The red alarm lamp comes on if the temperature
in the freezer compartment is not cold enough.
This can be caused by:
• a long power failure;
• a fault in the appliance.
In each case, make sure food has not defrosted or perished.
The "Superfrost" lamp ➎ lights up when the "Superfrost" facility is switched on for freezing large
quantities of fresh food (see "Freezing").
Fresh food should be frozen
to the core as rapidly as possible. This is provided by the
SuperFrost facility.
The maximum amount of food
in kg which can be frozen in
24 hours is shown on the type
plate (Freezing capacity).
The upper stacking limit is the top
level of the baskets!
If the chest is loaded up to a maximum of 300 mm below
the top level of the basket, the appliance can be set
to the 1 setting. This setting reduces the amount of
power consumed by your chest freezer even further.
The temperature should in any case be set so that if you place
a thermometer on the top of the frozen food it reads at least
Notes on freezing
• Always store identical food items together.
• Pack food which you are freezing yourself in quantities appropriate
to your household. To ensure that the food freezes right through,
the following quantities should not be exceeded per pack­age:
fruit, vegetables: up to 1 kg, meat: up to 2.5 kg.
• Pack frozen food in standard freezer bags or reuseable plastic,
metal or aluminium containers.
• Do not allow fresh food which is to be frozen to come into contact
with food already frozen. Always keep packs dry in order to avoid
them sticking together.
• Always write the date and contents on the pack and do not exceed
the stated storage time for the food.
• Do not freeze bottles and cans which contain carbonated drinks
as they might burst.
• Only take out as much food as is immediately required for thawing.
Use food which has been thawed in prepared meals as quickly
as possible.
Frozen food can be thawed in the following ways:
–in a fan oven
–in a microwave oven
–at room temperature
–in the refrigerator
Freezing with Superfrost
• Press the Superfrost button. The Superfrost lamp
comes on.
• Wait 24 hours.
• Place the fresh food in the freezer. In order to achieve fast freezing, food should be in contact with the interior walls when it is
placed in the freezer.
• The Superfrost facility automatically switches the fast freezing
procedure off after 72 hours.
When you press the Superfrost button, the compressor might
not switch on for up to 8 minutes. This is due to the integrated
rise-delay switch which is designed to increase the life span of
the refrigeration unit.
You should not switch on the Superfrost function:
- when placing frozen food in the freezer;
- when freezing up to approx. 2 kg fresh food daily.
Interior light (except model GT 1432, GT 2122, GT 2132)
The interior light switches on automatically when the lid is opened
and switches off again when it is closed.
Bulb data: 15 W (never use a
bulb rated at more than 15 W).
The voltage should agree
with the details on the type
Replacing the bulb:
Disconnect from the mains
or switch off or unscrew
the fuse.
- Remove the cover panel in
the direction of the arrow.
- Change the bulb.
- Replace the cover panel.
The baskets make it easier for you to sort
Freezer tray (except model GT 1432)
With the freezer tray, small frozen food items (berries, herbs,
chopped vegetables) can be
gently frozen.
Spread the frozen items out on
the freezer tray (pieces of fruit
do not stick together and so
keep their shape).
The freezer tray can either be
suspended on the basket or can
be slid into the interior container
and used as a partition.
The baskets can be suspended
in the frame of the freezer by their
The baskets can also be placed
on top of one another, by sitting
the upper basket on the handles
that are folded inwards.
Press the handle downwards, lift and
tilt inwards.
If your appliance has no lock fitted,
you can fit one retrospectively.
StopFrost system
This system reduces the formation of frost or ice so that the
appliance needs defrosting
less frequently.
The formation of frost or ice
depends on the operating and
ambient conditions.
Important note
To ensure correct functioning, the opening of the StopFrost system at the back of
the lid must not be closed.
After the appliance has been in operation for some time, a layer
of frost or ice will form on the inside walls. This increases energy
• Switch on SuperFrost the day before defrosting.
• Switch the appliance off to defrost. Pull out the mains plug.
• Wrap the frozen food, possibly still in the freezer basket, in paper
or blankets and store in a cool place.
• Remove the plug from the
drain opening (except model
GT 1432). Remove the dividing wall or freezer tray and
place underneath the appliance so that the defrosted
water escapes through the
drain opening into the divid­
ing wall or the freezer tray.
• Leave the lid open while
defrosting. After defrosting
mop up the remaining water
and clean the appliance.
Do not use any mechanical devices or other
artificial aids for defrosting other than those
recommended by the manufactur­er.
If a malfunction occurs during operation, check whether it is due
to an operating error.
You may be able to rectify the following faults yourself:
• Appliance does not function: the control lamps are not lit.
- Is the plug correctly fitted in the mains socket?
- Is the fuse intact?
• Loud running noise:
- Is the appliance set up firmly on the floor?
- Does the appliance cause nearby items of furniture or objects to
vibrate? Please note that noises caused by the refrigerant circuit
cannot be avoided.
• The temperature is not low enough:
- Is the temperature setting correct (see Setting the temperature)?
- Have excessive amounts of fresh food been placed in the appliance?
- Does the separately installed thermometer show the correct
- Is the ventilation system working properly?
- Is the appliance set up too close to a heat source?
If none of the above causes
apply and you cannot rectify
the fault yourself, contact the
nearest customer service
department stating the type of
appliance 1, service number
2and appliance number 3as
indicated on the type plate.
The position of the type plate is shown in the section entitled
Description of the appliance.
Before cleaning always switch off the appliance. Disconnect
from the mains or switch off or unscrew the fuse.
• Clean the inside, equipment and outer walls with lukewarm water
and a little detergent. Do not use abrasive or acid cleaners or
chemical solvents.
Do not use steam cleaners because of the
risk of injury and damage.
• Ensure that no cleaning water penetrates into the electrical
components or ventilation grille.
Shutting your appliance down
If your appliance is to be shut down for any length of time, switch
it off and disconnect the plug or switch off or unscrew the fuse.
Clean the appliance and leave the lid open in order to prevent
unpleasant smells.
The appliance complies with the relevant safety regulations and
EC Directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
• Dry all parts well with a cloth.
• The ventilation grilles should be cleaned regularly. Dust deposits
increase energy consumption. Ensure that none of the wires or
other components are dislodged, bent or damaged.
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