Electrolux EC 1109N User's manual

Electrolux EC 1109N User's manual
OPERATING AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
CHEST FREEZER
EC 1109N
1291055
820 41 70 00
CONTENTS
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................ ............................................................................................................2 page
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................................... ....................................................................................................3 page
Warnings and Guidelines
Refrigerant
Disposal
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................................................4 page
Position
Electrical connections
Switching On
HOW TO USE ....................................... ...........................................................................................................................5 page
Temperature Control
Opening/Closing the Lid
Control Panel
Freezing
Packaging and Positioning
Capacity
Baskets
HELPFUL HINTS .............................................................................................................................................................6 page
Storage
Freezing
Defrosting
MAINTENANCE ...............................................................................................................................................................6 page
Defrosting
How to Clean Your Freezer
When Not in Use
IF SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK .............................. ...............................................................................................7 page
GUARANTEE CONDITIONS & SERVICE ............................. ........................................................................................8 page
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Model
EC 1109N
Volume (gross)
litres
Volume (net)
litres
Height without/with roller
cm
105
102
85,5/86,1
Width
cm
55
Depth
cm
55
Weight
kg
Energy consumpt./24h
kWh
Freezing capacity
kg/24h
12
Hold-over time
hours
18
Rated power
W
85
33
0,75
this appliance complies with the following EC Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19. 02. 1973 - Low-Voltage Directive
- 89/336/EEC of 03. 05. 1989 (including Amendment Directive 92/31/EEC - EMC Directive.
Some of the models are not available in all countries.
Testing has been carried out in accordance with ISO 5155 regarding the determination of freezer capacity, energy consumption and hold-overtime.
Information for test institute: A plan of the positioning of test packages may be obtained directly from the manufacturer.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNINGS AND GUIDELINES
These warnings are provided to improve safety, and should
be read carefully before installing or using your freezer.
IMPORTANT
It is vital that these instructions are kept with the
freezer for future use. If the freezer is sold or given
to another user, or if you move and leave the freezer
behind, you must ensure that the instructions
accompany the freezer to enable the next user to
use the freezer correctly and read the relevant
warnings.
This freezer is only intended for the freezing and storage of
food.
This freezer should only be operated by adults. Children
must not be allowed to tamper with the control knobs or play
with the freezer.
Changes in the electrical mains system in connection with
the installation of this freezer should always be carried out by
an authorised electrician or competent person.
Do not under any circumstances attempt to repair the freezer
yourself. Repairs carried out by untrained people may result
in personal injury or serious malfunction of the freezer.
Service of the freezer should be carried out by an authorised
service company, and only original spare parts should be
used. See under “Guarantee Conditions and Service”.
It is dangerous to alter the freezer specifications, or to
change the freezer in any other way.
Make sure that the freezer is not placed on top of the mains
cable.
Do not re-freeze food once it has been defrosted.
Observe the recommendations for storage carefully. See
under “Helpful Hints”.
This freezer includes components that are heated during
operation. Consequently, adequate ventilation must always
be provided. If ventilation is insufficient defects may occur,
resulting in the loss of food. See under “Installation”.
The inside of the freezer contains pipes through which
coolant flows. If these pipes are punctured the freezer may
be damaged beyond repair, and food may be lost. Do not
use sharp implements to remove frost or ice. Frost can be
removed using the enclosed scraper. Do not knock ice off
the sides of the freezer, but remove it by defrosting the
freezer. See under “Maintenance”.
Do not place drinks in the freezer. Bottles and cans
containing carbonic acid or sparkling drinks are particularly
prone to explosion, which may damage the freezer.
This freezer is heavy. Take care when moving it.
If the freezer is fitted with a lock to prevent tampering by
children, the key must always be kept safely out of the reach
of children, and far away from the freezer.
Before disposing of an old freezer, make sure that the lock (if
present) no longer works. This is to prevent accidents and
avoid the danger of children getting locked inside.
Ice lollies can cause frostbite if eaten direct from the freezer.
IN THE INTERESTS OF THE
ENVIRONMENT:
When disposing of your old fridge, freezer or
fridge/freezer:
Check with your local Council or Environmental Health
Officer to see if there are facilities in your area for
collecting the gas from the appliance for recycling. This
will help reduce the amount of CFC gas released into the
atmosphere.
Help to keep your country tidy - when disposing of an old
appliance or a CFC free appliance use an authorised
disposal site.
REFRIGERANT
Your appliance contains an environmental friendly gas
called R134a.
DISPOSAL
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally sound! 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, refrigaration 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 that playing
children lock 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 may not be damaged.
Information concerning collection schedules or
locations can be obtained from the disposal
authorities or town hall.
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INSTALLATION
POSITION
Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface, resting
on all four plastic feet. Use a wooden block or similar
object to compensate for any bumps/holes in the
surface.
The room should be dry and adequately ventilated.
If the room temperature exceeds 32°C, or falls below
freezing point, the freezer will not function as it should.
Do not place the freezer close to sources of heat,
radiators, chimneys, etc., and do not place the freezer in
direct sunlight.
If the freezer has been handled standing on end it should
be allowed to stand in normal position for about 12 hours
before switching it on.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is
easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a
breakdown.
SWITCHING ON
Before switching on, the freezer should be cleaned inside.
See under “Maintenance”.
Set the thermostat knob in middle position. Allow the
freezer to run for several hours before placing food inside.
The green light is illuminated as long as the freezer is
connected.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Before switching on, make sure that the voltage of your
electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the rating
plate, located inside the lid.
Warning:
This appliance must be earthed.
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Thermostat knob
Green light
HOW TO USE
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
PACKAGING AND POSITIONING
The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is
maintained in the freezer. Turning the thermostat knob
towards no. 7 makes the temperature in the freezer colder,
and turning the knob towards no. 1 makes the temperature
warmer. The correct setting can be found by measuring the
temperature of the top package in the middle of the freezer.
This should not have a temperature higher than -18°C.
Food must be cold before freezing (no more than
room temperature).
Food must be packed in airtight and moisture-proof
packaging to prevent it from drying out.
Place fresh food for freezing close to the cold sides of
the freezer, making sure that it is not in contact with
the frozen food already in the freezer.
Never fill the freezer to more than 5 mm below the top
edge.
See under “Helpful hints”.
CAPACITY
The freezing capacity of the freezer is stated in the data
plate (kg/24 hours). Do not exceed the amount stated if you do, the freezing time will be extended. The data
plate is located inside the lid.
OPENING/CLOSING THE LID
The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to prevent
moisture getting inside the freezer and increasing the
amount of frost formed.
When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer becomes
slightly warmer and expands.
As soon as the lid is closed again the air is cooled
immediately.
This may lead to the creation of a vacuum which makes it
hard to open the lid immediately after it has been closed.
This is quite normal.
Wait a few minutes until the vacuum has disappeared, then
open the lid by pulling gently. Never pull the handle violently.
IMPORTANT
The freezing capacity stated can be utilised to
the full occasionally to freeze large amounts
of fresh food. However, if the freezer is filled
with large amounts of food for freezing every
day, the capacity stated is reduced by about
one-third.
FREEZING
CAPACITY
FAST FREEZING
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is frozen
quickly, and that the food already in the freezer is heated as
little as possible.
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
Turn the thermostat knob to the coldest setting (“7”). The
freezer will now run continuously, creating a sufficient
reserve of the temperature required.
Turn the thermostat knob 6-24 hours before placing new
food in the freezer, depending on how much food is to be
frozen.
Place the food in the freezer and leave the thermostat set
at “7.” for about 24 hours more.
Then turn the thermostat knob back again. The freezer
will return to normal storage temperature. If you forget to
turn the thermostat knob back, the freezer will not be
damaged by running at this setting
for some time but energy will be wasted.
BASKETS
The baskets are designed for the storage of food which
has already been frozen.
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HELPFUL HINTS
STORAGE
Frozen food can be stored anywhere inside the freezer, but
should be kept at least 5 mm below the top edge. Never
exceed the maximum storage time for purchased frozen
food. When you buy frozen food, make sure that it has been
stored at the correct temperature. Do not buy products
which have wet or damaged packaging. Place purchased
products in your freezer as quickly as possible. We
recommend using an insulated bag to bring such products
home with you. Never place bottles, warm objects, or fizzy
drinks in the freezer.
FREEZING
Only use fresh food of the best quality. Cool hot dishes to
room temperature as quickly as possible before placing
them in the freezer. Wrap food carefully in freezer foil, or
use the special freezer boxes or bags which are on the
market. Divide food into small portions before freezing - this
ensures that freezing is more rapid, and means that you
only need to defrost the amount needed for immediate
consumption. Remember that defrosted food must not be
re-frozen. However, dishes which have been made using
defrosted food may be frozen. Mark the freezer packaging
with the date of freezing. We recommend keeping a record
of the contents of your freezer. If freezing is too slow, the
quality of the food being frozen deteriorates.
Consequently, do not freeze larger amounts than stated
in the freezer’s data plate. If you wish to freeze food
several days in a row, the maximum freezing capacity
stated per day is reduced by about one-third. As far as
possible, keep the lid closed during freezing. If you know
nothing about home freezing, we recommend that you
purchase a book containing advice and guidelines.
DEFROSTING
In general food should not be defrosted at room
temperature, since this increases the risk of bacteria
growth. It is best to defrost large portions of meat or
poultry in the refrigerator, and this also applies to food
which is to be consumed as it is (e.g. fruit, butter and
sliced meat). Small portions of food can be cooked
straight from the freezer. A good number of ready-tocook dishes can also be cooked without defrosting.
Always observe the instructions on product packaging.
Bread tastes good when defrosted in a moderate oven.
Microwave ovens can be used for the rapid defrosting of
most frozen foods. Observe the instructions for use of
the microwave oven concerned.
MAINTENANCE
DEFROSTING
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR FREEZER INSIDE
The formation of frost on the inside of freezers cannot be
avoided. Frost is formed when moisture contained in the air
comes into contact with the cold surfaces of the freezer.
Consequently, the lid should only be opened when
necessary, and it should never be left open.
A thin layer of ice or frost does not affect the function of the
freezer adversely, and can be removed carefully using the
scraper provided.
Remove the plug from the mains socket, and remove all
loose accessories before cleaning the freezer.
The best time to clean your freezer is after defrosting and
before the electricity supply is connected again.
Use a damp cloth to clean your freezer. Use hot water,
and a mild, non-aromatic cleaning agent.
After cleaning the freezer, clean the basket/baskets
before replacing them.
IMPORTANT
Never use a knife or any other sharp implement to
remove frost.
IMPORTANT
Never use strong cleaning agents, scouring
powder or strongly aromatic cleaning agents to
clean your freezer inside, since this will damage
the inside and leave a strong smell.
When the frost or ice layer is 10-15 mm thick, the freezer
should be defrosted. We suggest that you defrost your
freezer when there is little or no food inside.
Switch off the current. Remove the contents of the freezer,
wrap them in newspapers, and leave them in a cold place.
The speed of defrosting can be increased by placing one or
more bowls of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer and
closing the lid. Open the lid after a while, and remove the
layer of ice carefully.
Do not try to speed up defrosting by using anything other
than hot water, since this may damage the freezer. After
defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer.
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EXTERNAL CLEANING
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Do NOT
use abrasive products.
WHEN NOT IN USE
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply.
Remove all goods from the freezer.
Clean the freezer as described above.
Leave the lid slightly open.
IF SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK
IF YOUR FREEZER DOES NOT FUNCTION SATISFACTORILY
Check the following before calling for service staff:
Defect:
Check if:
Possible cause:
Action:
Freezer not cold
enough
Green light not on
Plug not connected correctly
Check plug and socket
Defect in switch or fuse
Check fuse, call electrician
Power failure
Wait until current returns
Green light on
Fresh food recently placed in freezer
Wait a couple of hours
Lid open too long
Wait a couple of hours
Green light on,
Thermostat set too warm
Set thermostat colder
Lot of frost and ice formed
Defrost freezer
Too much frost
Lid does not close
Lid in contact with
Re-arrange goods,
formed
completely
goods in freezer
check that lid closes correctly
Lot of moisture in the room
Moisture from washing machine,
Move freezer to a room with less
Goods packed poorly
tumble-dryer, etc.
moisture, or air regularly
Lot of moisture from goods
Re-pack goods, see under “How to use”
If you are still unable to solve the problem, summon the
assistance of authorised service staff.
Do not take any other steps. Incorrect procedure may
cause personal injury or lead to additional defects.
It is quite normal for the freezer to seem warm on the
outside occasionally, owing to the heat generated by the
freezing process. This heat also helps to prevent the
formation of moisture on the outside of the appliance which
could cause rust.
If the freezer has been switched off briefly, the compressor
may not start immediately when the current is reconnected. This is quite normal.
IN THE CASE OF A POWER FAILURE OR
BREAKDOWN
Ice cream:
Once thawed should be
discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes:
Can be re-frozen without danger.
Shellfish:
Should be refrigerated and used
up quickly.
Cooked Dishes:
ie. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Small Joints:
Should be cooked and can then
be re-frozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken:
Should also be cooked and
re-frozen as a cooked dish.
The hold-over period mentioned in the "Technical
Specification" section of this book refers to an estimated
time the freezer temperature will take to rise to an
unacceptable level for keeping frozen foods.
Providing the period of power failure or breakdown does not
exceed the hold-over period there will be no risk of damage
to the frozen food, providing you do not open the lid during
this period.
If the freezer is only half full or the lid is opened this will
reduce the hold-over time.
After the breakdown period you are recommended to
check the condition of food to ensure it has not started to
thaw. Frozen food must NOT be re-frozen once it has
thawed out. The following guidelines should assist you.
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Ser vice and Spar e P ar ts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if
you wish to purchase spare parts please contact your
local Electrolux Service Force Centre by telephoning:
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading 'Something
Not Working?'.
0870 5 929929
When you contact the Service Centre you will need
to give the following details:
Your call will be routed the Service Force Centre
covering your post code area.
For service in the Republic of Ireland contact
Electrolux
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
1.
2.
3.
4.
Your name, address and post code
Your telephone number
Clear and concise details of the fault
The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Telephone: 01 4090752.
Cus t omer Car e Depar tment
For general enquiries concerning your Tricity Bendix appliance or for further information on Tricity Bendix
products, you are invited to contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone as follows:
Customer Care Department
Electrolux
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 950950 calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Guar ant ee Conditions
We Electrolux undertake that if within 12 months of the
date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any
part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of
faulty workmanship or materials, the company will, at
our option repair or replace the same FREE OF
CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition
that:
The guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
legal rights.
The appliance has been correctly installed and
used only on the electrical supply stated on the
rating plate.
The guarantee starts from the date you first
purchased your product.
Electrolux EUROPEAN GUARANTEE
If you should move to another country within
Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your
new home subject to the following qualifications:
The appliance has been used for normal domestic
purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
The guarantee is for the same period and to the
same extent for labour and parts as exists in the
new country of use for this brand or range of
products.
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained,
repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
person not authorised by us.
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be
transferred to another user.
All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Electrolux Service Force Centre.
Your new home is within the European
Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become the Company's property.
The product is installed and used in accordance
with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i.e. a normal household.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm
Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside
these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
The product is installed taking into account
regulations in your new country.
EXCLUSIONS
This Guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacemet of any light
bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance
improperly installed or calls to appliances outside
the United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial
environment, plus those which are the subject of
rental agreements.
Before you move please contact your nearest
Customer Care Centre, list below, to give them
details of your new home. They will then ensure that
the local Service Organisation is aware of your
move and able to look after you and your
appliances.
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
UK
Senlis
Nurenberg
Pordenone
Stockholm
Slough
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 99
+49 (0) 911 323 2600
+39 (0) 1678 47053
+46 (0) 8 738 79 50
+44 (0) 1753 219898
Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not
marked by Electrolux.
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