Electrolux Chest freezers User manual

Electrolux Chest freezers User manual
Chest freezers
© Electrolux Household Appliances Limited 2000
Printed by Xerox Hungary Ltd.
Operating Instructions
GB
1291580
818 03 34 01
Dear customer,
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Before placing your new chest freezer 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 appliance.
These operating instructions are for use with several technically
comparable models with varying accessories. Please observe the notes
which apply to your model.
Notes which are important for your safety or for the proper functioning of
the appliance are stressed with a warning triangle and/ or with signal
words (Warning!, Caution!, Attention!). Please observe the following
carefully.
This symbol guides you step by step in the operation of the appliance.
Supplementary information regarding operation and practical applications
of the appliance appear after this symbol.
Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use of
the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "What to do if ...".If these
instructions should not be sufficient, our customer service department is
always available to you.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes –
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured in
accordance with the appropriate standards.
During manufacturing, necessary measures were taken especially in
compliance with the law governing the safety of appliances (GSG), the
regulations for the prevention of accidents caused by refrigerating
equipment (VBG 20) and the regulations of the association of German
Electrical Engineers (VDE).
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines:
73/23/EEC of 19/2/ 1973 - Low Voltage Directive
89/336/EEC of 3/5/1989
(including Modification Directive 92/31/EEC) - EMC Directive
Special accessories
Additional products can be purchased from your sales dealer as special
accessories:
Extra universal storage baskets
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Service & Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to pur-chase
spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929929
Your call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering
your post code area.
In guarantee customers should ensure that the checks on the previous
pages have been made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is
not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service
caIIs.
Help us to Help You
Please determine your type of enquiry before writing or telephoning.
When you contact us we need to know:
1. Your name, address and post code.
2. Your telephone number.
3. Clear and concise details of the fault.
4. The model number and serial number (see rating plate).
5. Date of purchase.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance and for further
information on AEG products, contact our Customer Care Department by
letter or telephone, as follows: ,
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1 DZ
Tel: 08705 350350, calls this number may be recorded for training
purposes.
Contents
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Appliance Packaging Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Disposal of old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
The chest freezer needs air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Appliance Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Appliance Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Controls and monitoring devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Starting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Temperature regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Interior Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Storage baskets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Switching the Appliance Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maximum capacity / Stacking limit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Frozen Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Energy Saving Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
What to do if. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Replace light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Special accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Safety
The safety of our freezers is in accordance with recognised technological
standards and appliance safety legislation. We nevertheless feel that it is
important to acquaint you with the following safety guidelines:
Use for Intended Purpose
The freezer is intended for household use only. It is suitable for freezing
and storage of frozen food. The manufacturer assumes no liability for
damages occurring through improper operation or use of the appliance
for unintended purposes.
Alterations or changes to the freezer are not permitted for reasons of
safety.
If you use the freezer in a commercial application or for purposes other
than the freezing or frozen storage of foods, the manufacturer accepts
no liability for any damages which may occur.
Prior to initial start-up
check the freezer for transport damage. Do not under any
circumstances connect a damaged appliance! Please contact your
supplier in the event of damage.
Refrigerant
The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant
circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that
none of the components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
avoid open flames and sources of ignition;
thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
Safety for Children
Packaging materials (e.g. films, styrofoam) can be dangerous for
children. There is a danger of suffocation Keep packaging materials
away from children!
For appliances with lockable lids: Children playing could get locked in.
There is a danger of suffocation Keep the key out of the reach of
children and do not leave it near the appliance.
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The appliance is not
functioning, the green
power supply pilot
light is not illuminated.
Possible cause
The mains plug is not
plugged in.
The power supply has
been interrupted:
power cut in the
supply network, faulty
fuse, socket or
another fault in the
household electrical
system.
Too large a quantity of
warm products has
been put in the
freezer.
Remedy
Insert mains plug.
Mains malfunctions
are to be corrected by
an electrician.
Please consult the
section on „Freezing”.
Only leave the lid
open for as long as is
necessary.
Please consult section
on „Temperature
Ajustment”.
Keep the lid closed
Appliance malfunction. and notify your local
AEG Service force
Centre.
The temperature
The lid has been left
acoustic alarm sounds open for a long time.
and the red warning
light illuminates.
Temperature is not
properly adjusted.
Replace light bulb
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Warning! Electric shock hazard! Before changing the bulb, disconnect
the appliance from the electricity supply.
Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 15 W, socket: E 14
Pull out the mains plug to switch off the appliance.
Open the lid of the chest freezer. The light bulb can be found in the inner
lid.
With the help of a small screwdriver
remove the light cover downwards.
Exert pressure to remove the light glass
as shown in the drawing. Unscrew the
bulb, and replace it with a new bulb.
Restart the appliance again.
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♣ Energy Saving Tips
Defrost the freezer compartment (see section: "Defrosting").
Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and
lukewarm water. Commercially available dish washing detergents may also
be used.
After cleaning wipe with fresh water and rub dry.
Attention! Reinsert the plug of the defrost water outlet at the base of the
freezer after cleaning.
After everything is dry place appliance back into service.
Do not install the appliance near cookers, radiators or other sources of
warmth. High ambient temperatures cause longer, more frequent
operation of the compressor.
In order to guarantee sufficient ventilation, do not cover or obstruct the
sides and base of the appliance.
Do not place warm foods into the appliance. Allow warm foods to cool
first.
Do not leave the lid open any longer than necessary.
Do not set the temperature colder than necessary.
Place frozen goods into the refrigerator for thawing. Cold from frozen
goods is thus used for cooling in the refrigerator.
What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can rectify
yourself using the following instructions.
Please check whether the pilot lights come on, the refrigerating unit
operates, and the internal temperature is being maintained. Do not
perform any other work on the appliance if the following information does
not provide assistance in your specific case.
Warning! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
competent service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant
hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please contact
your specialist dealer or your Local Service Force Centre.
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Before disposing of old appliances make them unusable. Remove plug
from mains, sever the power cable, remove or destroy any snap or latch
closures. This eliminates the danger of playing children locking
themselves into the appliance (danger of suffocation) or place
themselves into other life-endangering situations.
Children often do not recognise the dangers involved with household
appliances. Please provide for the necessary supervision and do not
allow children to play with the appliance!
Daily Operation
Containers with flammable gases or fluids can develop leaks through
contact with the cold, they may even explode. Do not store containers
with flammable substances, such as aerosol cans, refill cartridges for
cigarette lighters etc. in the freezer.
Bottles and cans may not be placed in the freezer compartment. They
can burst when the contents freeze - or even explode if the contents
contain carbonic acid Never place sodas, juices, beer, wine,
champagne etc. into the freezer compartment. Exception: Spirits with
high alcohol content may be stored in the freezer compartment.
Do not place ice cream or ice cubes directly from the freezer
compartment into the mouth. Very cold ice can freeze to the lips or
tongue and cause injury.
Never touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze to the
goods.
Do not operate any electrical appliances in the freezer (e.g. electric ice
cream makers, mixers etc.).
Before cleaning the appliance always disconnect the appliance from
the electricity supply.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
In case of malfunction
If a malfunction occurs on the appliance, please look first in the "What
to do if ..." section of these instructions. If the information given there
does not help, please do not perform any further repairs yourself.
This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury
or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
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Disposal
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally friendly. They can be dumped or burned
at an incinerating plant without danger.
About the materials: The plastics can be recycled and are identified as
follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the interior.
>PS< for polystyrene foam, e.g. the pads, which are all free of
chlorofluorocarbon.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper and should be disposed
of at a waste-paper recycling collection location.
Disposal of old Appliances
For environmental reasons, refrigeration appliances must be disposed of
properly. This applies to your old appliance, and - at the end of its service
life - for your new appliance as well.
Warning! Before disposing of old appliances make them inoperable.
Remove plug from mains, sever the power cable, remove or destroy any
snap or latch closures. This eliminates the danger of playing children
locking themselves into the appliance (danger of suffocation!) or place
themselves into other life-endangering situations.
Disposal:
The appliance may not be disposed of with domestic waste or bulky
refuse.
The refrigerating circuit must not be damaged.
Information concerning collection schedules or locations can be
obtained from your local Council or Environmental Health Office.
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Pull out the plug of the defrost
water outlet at the bottom of the
freezer.
To catch the defrost water, place
the freezing trays (not included
with all models), or flat receptacle
under the defrost water outlet.
Tip: To accelerate the defrosting
process, place a saucepan with
hot water in the appliance and
close the lid. Remove pieces of ice
that break away before defrosting
is complete.
After defrosting thoroughly clean the freezer interior, as well as interior
accessories (see section: "Cleaning and Care").
Cleaning and care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories,
should be cleaned regularly.
Warning!
The appliance may not be connected to the power supply whilst it is
being cleaned. Electric shock hazard! Before cleaning, pull out the
mains plug or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could
accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock! Hot
vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
Take care that no fluid enters the control panel or any other electrical
parts.
The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
Important!
Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e.g.
Juice from lemon or orange peel;
butyric acid;
cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with parts of the
appliance.
Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
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Frozen Storage
Attention! Before filling the freezer for the first time with previously frozen
goods, the necessary storage temperature of -18 °C must have been
attained.
Load freezer only with packaged frozen goods, so that they do not dry
out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of other
frozen goods can occur.
Please observe maximum storage times and expiry dates of frozen
goods.
Store ice cream and fatty foods in the lower area of the freezer (near to
the bottom).
Defrosting
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Whilst in operation and when the lid is opened, the moisture inside the
freezer forms hoar frost. Remove this hoar frost from time to time with a
soft plastic scraper, e.g. a spatula. Do not under any circumstances use
hard or pointed objects for this purpose.
Defrost the freezer when the layer of hoar frost has become 4 mm thick.
Models with a low frost system do not need to be defrosted as often, as
in the case of these appliances ice and hoar frost take longer to build up
in the freezer. The minimum frost system is maintenance free throughout
the entire service life of the appliance.
A convenient time for defrosting is any time when the appliance is empty,
or only minimally loaded.
Warning!
Do not use electrical heating appliances or any other mechanical or
artificial devices to speed up the defrosting process, with the exception
of those recommended in these operating instructions.
Do not use defrosting sprays, because they may be a health hazard
and/or contain substances damaging to plastics.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands Hands can freeze to
the goods, and cause low temperature skin burns.
Remove frozen goods, pack them in several layers of newspaper, cover
them and store them in a cool place, e.g. in a refrigerator.
Remove the mains plug or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Remove the interior accessories (baskets, etc.).
Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be set up in a well ventilated, dry room on a firm and
level surface.
Warning! The appliance may not be exposed to spray or water splashes.
There is a danger of electrical shock!
Energy use is affected by the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore
not be exposed to direct sunlight;
not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat;
only be installed at a location whose ambient temperature corresponds
to the climate classification, for which the appliance is designed.
The climate classification is stipulated on the serial plate which can be
found on the inner side of the lid. The following table shows which ambient
temperature is correct for each climate classification:
Climate classification
SN
N
ST
T
for an ambient temperature of
+10 to +32 °C
+16 to +32 °C
+18 to +38 °C
+18 to +43 °C
The freezer needs air.
The side walls become warm whilst the appliance is on. The heat is
generated by the special refrigerating system (shell condenser) and helps
prevent condensation and thus rust from forming on the side walls. In
order for the heat to be able to be dissipated, air must be able to circulate
around all the side walls.
Attention! To function correctly the appliance requires good ventilation.
Make sure that the side walls and the base of the appliance are not
covered or obstructed.
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Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or competent person.
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same
as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The rating plate is inside,
on the left.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In the event of having
to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved
(BS 1362) fuse must be used.
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Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
Earth
Neutral
Live
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.The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the termi-nal
marked with the letter „E” or by the earth symbol
or coloured green
and yellow.
2.The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked „N”
or coloured black.
3.The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked „L”
or coloured red.
4.Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire present
and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.
Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safety.
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Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
To freeze the maximum qantity of fresh food quoted on the
rating plate press the FAST FREEZE button 24 hours prior to
freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller quantities. The amber fast
freeze light illuminates.
The FAST FREEZE button need not be pressed for freezing
small quantities of up to 3 kg.
All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do not dry
out or lose their flavour, and so that no transfer of flavour to other frozen
goods occurs.
Caution! Do not touch the frozen foods with wet hands. Hands can
freeze to the goods.
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Place the packed food products into the freezer. Ensure they come into
contact with the side walls. Unfrozen goods may not come into contact
with already frozen goods, otherwise the frozen goods may start to thaw.
If more products have to be frozen, keep on the fast freeze switch otherwise switch the fast freeze function off about 24 hours after inserting
the food products, for smaller quantities earlier.
Tips:
The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
special cans for frozen goods;
extra-thick aluminium foil
The following are suitable for closing bags and foil: plastic clips, rubber
bands or adhesive tape.
Before closing press out the air from the bags and foil, as air makes the
frozen products dry out more easily and wastes space.
Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
Do not fill cans for frozen goods to the brim with liquid or paste-like
goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
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Switching the Appliance Off
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To switch off the appliance remove the plug from the power supply or
disconnect from the electricity supply. The green power supply pilot light
goes out.
Appliance Description
Control Panel
If the appliance is to be removed from service for a lengthy period:
Remove the mains plug or disconnect from the electricity supply.
Defrost freezer compartment and clean thoroughly (see section:
„Cleaning and Care”).
Then leave the lid open to avoid the build up odours.
Maximum capacity /
Stacking limit
To be able to store larger
quantities or bulky products for
freezing you can remove all the
storage baskets. The appliance
will still function safely if used in
this way.
Do not stack the products higher
than 5mm below the lower edge of the plastic frame.
Freezing
Tip: To freeze fresh foods use the small freezing compartment on the right
of the dividing partition. This enables you to separate already frozen foods
from fresh foods. Always make sure already frozen goods cannot defrost
by coming into contact with fresh products. If the freezing compartment is
too small you can freeze part of the products in the large storage section
on the left of the dividing partition as long as it does not come into contact
with previously frozen food.
Attention!
Before freezing food the temperature in the freezer must be -18 °C or
colder.
Please observe the indicated freezing capacity on the rating plate. The
freezing capacity represents the maximum amount of fresh goods that
can be frozen within 24 hours. If you freeze goods on several days, one
after the other, freeze amounts equal to 2/3 to 3/4 of the capacity
indicated on the rating plate.
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1
2
3
4
5
temperature regulator
green mains operating light
fast freeze switch with amber light
red temperature warning light
Indicates that the appliance has an acoustic temperature alarm (not an
all models)
Starting up
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Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial startup (see section: „Cleaning and Care”).
Insert the mains plug of your chest freezer into the mains supply. Your
appliance is then operational.
The green mains operating light (2) and red temperature warning
light (4) show, and the acoustic temperature warning (5) sounds.
The green mains operating light indicates operation and must
continuously show.
The red temperature warning light tells you that the storage temperature
has not yet been attained.
If you additionally operate the fast freeze switch (3), the amber pilot
light in the switch (3) illuminates, and the refrigerating unit operates in
continuous mode.
When the fast freeze switch is pressed, the acoustic temperature warnin
immediately stops.
If you switch off the fast freeze switch (3) when the red temperature
warning light (4) has gone out, the amber light goes out.
The red temperature warning light (4) and acoustic temperature
warning (5) give an alarm if:
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the storage temperature has not yet been reached (starting up).
the minimum storage temperature is no longer being maintained (fault).
large quantities of fresh food have been placed inside.
the chest lid has been open for too long.
The red temperature warning light (4) and acoustic temperature
warning (5) give no warning:
if the power supply is interrupted;
if the thermostat is defective.
Important: Check regularly on the red temperature warning light and on
a thermometer placed inside whether the storage temperature is being
maintained.
Interior Accessories
Storage baskets
To hang the storage baskets on the
plastic cover frame, insert the handles
into the storage baskets as shown in
the diagram.
When folding up (2), press the handles
carefully towards the basket.
Temperature regulation
The temperature inside the freezer is controlled by the thermostat control
knob situated on the control panel. To operate the freezer, proceed as
follows:
When you first start the freezer it is recommended that the thermostat
control knob is turned to a medium setting (3-4). The correct setting can
be found by measuring the temperature of the top middle package in the
freezer. The temperature must be 18°C
or colder.
1 = Lowest setting, minimum cold
7 = Highest setting, maximum cold.
Allow the freezer to run for several hours
before placing food inside.
Do not fill the freezer to higher than 5mm
below the lower edge of the plastic
frame.
A coin has to be used to turn the temperature control knob. This makes it
more difficult to inadvertently adjust the temperature (child protection).
Since the ambient temperature, type and quantity of stored frozen food,
and frequency and duration of lid opening affect the storage temperature
of -18 °C or colder, you should check the internal temperature on a
thermometer.
Set the temperature control knob so that the indicated temperature is
-18 °C or colder.
To remove, press against the handle
from the inside (1), fold the handle
downwards (2) and remove (3).
You can also place the storage baskets in the freezer and stack them. To
do this, turn the baskets as shown in the diagram and place them on top
of each other. The handles are not needed to do this.
Important: If you operate the fast freeze switch or adjust the temperature
control knob, it may happen that the refrigerating unit of your chest freezer
does not start immediately. This is normal and not a fault with the
appliance.
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