Electrolux EC3206N User's manual

Electrolux EC3206N User's manual
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................... KERLE EEE page
Warnings and Guidelines
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Electrical connections
Switching On
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Temperature Control
Opening/Closing the Lid
Control Panel!
Freezing |
Packaging and Positioning
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How to Clean Your Freezer
When Not in Use
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How to Change the Bulb
GUARANTEE CONDITIONS 8 SERVICE .............................. .e-.ee..eereeeeeen eines page -
EC3206N.| EC4106N | EC5106N | | |
313 414
Volume (gross) litres 514
Volume (net) litres 297 392 | 488
Height cm ° 85.5 85.5 85.5
Width cm 105.0 132.5 160.0
Depth em 66.5 66.5 66.5
Weight | kg 49 56 66
Energy consumpt./24h | kWh 1.56 1.87 2.20
Freezing capacity | kg/24h 22 | 27 32
Hold-over time hours 28 30 31
Rated power w . 130 140 200
This freezer is in accordance with EC directive no. 87/308 concerning radio interference suppression.
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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These warnings are provided to improve safety, and
should be read carefully before installing or using
your freezer.
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.
e 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 buttons or play with the freezer.
e 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
® 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.
e 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”.
e |i is dangerous to alter the freezer specifications, or to
change the freezer in any other way.
e Make sure that the freezer is not placed on top of the
mains cable.
© Do not re-freeze food once it has been defrosted.
e 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”.
e 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
e 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.
e 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
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
Help to keep your country tidy - when disposing of an
old appliance or a CFC free appliance use an authorised
disposal site.
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.
This appliance must be earthed.
For your convenience, this appliance comes complete with
either a moulded-on or re-wireable 13 amp (BS1363) plug,
protected by a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS1362) fuse.
In the event of having to change the fuse in the plug
supplied, a replacement 13 amp ASTA approved
(BS1362) fuse must be used.
In the case of a moulded-on plug, the fuse cover MUST
be refitted after changing fuse. If the fuse cover is lost
or damaged the plug MUST NOT be used until a
replacement is obtained.
Replacement covers are avaliable from your local electricity
shop or nearest customer service centre. The colour of
the replacement fuse cover must match the colour insert
or emboss on the base of the plug.
In the case of a re-wireable plug care must be taken to
ensure that the top cover is refitted without causing
damage to either the top cover or base. In the event of the
plug becoming damaged or cracked, it must be replaced
with an equivalent 13 amp, BS1363 approved plug
(ref. fig. 1) and rewired using the following procedure:
The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected
to the terminal marked with the letter “E” or by the Earth
Symbol + or coloured green or green and yellow. The
wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
marked with the letter “N” or coloured black. The wire
coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
marked “L” or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, loose or stray
strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be
secure over the outer sheath and firmly tightened.
if a 13 amp (BS1363) plug is unsuitable for your sockets,
the plug should be removed, {cut-off in the case of a
moulded-on plug) and an appropriate plug fitted.
Moulded plugs cannot be re-used and
should be discarded if cut from a mains
lead, as insertion into a 13 amp socket
could prove fatal.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured i in
accordance with the following code:.
Green and Yellow - - Earth.
Blue 24e a = Neutral
Brown <= Live:
e Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface, resting Before switching on, the freezer should be cleaned
on all four plastic feet. Use a wooden block or similar inside. See under “Maintenance”.
object to compensate for any bumps/holes in the Set the thermostat button in middie position. Allow the
surface. freezer to run for several hours before placing food inside.
e The room should be dry and adequately ventilated.
e If the room temperature exceeds 32°C, or falls below | E.
freezing point, the freezer will not function as it should. e.
e Do not place the freezer close to sources of heat,
radiators, chimneys, etc., and do not place the freezer
in direct sunlight.
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should be allowed to stand in normal position for > <
about 12 hours before switching it on. | Ne 1
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Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer
in the event of a breakdown.
The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is
maintained in the freezer. Adjust the temperature by
turning the button with a coin that fits the groove. Turning
the thermostat button towards “MAX” makes the
temperature in the freezer colder, and turning the button
towards “MIN” 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.
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
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
The green light is illuminated as long as the freezer is
The yellow light is illuminated when the “Super” button is
depressed. See under “Freezing”.
The red light is illuminated when the temperature in the
freezer is higher than the thermostat setting (alarm).
The red alarm light can be due to:
© insertion of a large amount of fresh food. The red
alarm light will go out after a while.
® Opening the lid too long. The red alarm light will go
out after a while.
@ A defect in the system. See under “If something does
not work”.
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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 in this connection. |
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
e Press the square “Super” button (yellow light comes
on). The freezer will now run continuousiy, creating a
sufficient reserve of the temperature required.
e Press the “Super” button 6-24 hours before placing
fresh food in the freezer, depending on how much
food is to be frozen.
e Place the food in the freezer and leave the “Super”
button on for about 24 hours more.
® Then press the “Super” button again (yellow light
goes off). The freezer will return to normal storage
temperature. If you forget to press the “Super” button
again, the freezer will not be damaged by running at
the “Super” setting for some time - but energy will be
e 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.
e 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
See under “Helpful hints”.
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.
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
(Not a standard accessory for all models.) The lock works
as shown in the drawings. Remember to keep the key
out of the reach of children.
The baskets are designed for the storage of food which
has already been frozen. The handles can be placed in
two positions, as shown in the drawings.
The baskets can either be placed inside the freezer
or hung on the edge of the casing.
The patented LOW FROST System reduces the
ice-build-up in the chest freezer by up to 80 percent,
which results in up to five times longer periods between
the requirement to defrost.
To get the full benefit of the system, please observe the
following points:
The amount of ice-build-up in any freezer is very much
dependent of the moisture of the surrounding air. The ice
will build up quicker in a humid climate than in a dry
Therefore you should avoid installing your freezer in very
humid surroundings.
The LOW FROST system minimizes the amount of ice
caused by the natural temperature cycle of the freezer.
However, ice-build-up from other sources is not reduced.
The most important other sources are poorly wrapped
food and warm air introduced when the lid is opened.
Therefore, it is important to ensure that the lid isn't
opened unnecessarily, and the lid is not obstructed by
packs of food when closed.
If food stored in the freezer is not wrapped property,
humidity from the food will settie as ice on the freezer
walls. Food quality will also deteriorate, so ensure that
food put in the freezer is wrapped well.
Maintenance and Cleaning.
The LOW FROST system does not need any
maintenance or cleaning during normal use. If needed
the pipe can be wiped with a soft cloth. Do not use any
sharp or piercing tools, as this may damage the system.
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, |
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
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.
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-to-cook dishes can also
be cooked without defrosting. Always observe the instr-
uctions 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.
Spare baskets can be purchased as accessories from
some local dealers or from Electrolux Service Centres.
The illustrations on this page show how many baskets
can be placed in the various freezer models.
Measure the length of your freezer and find the
appropriate illustration. The number above each
illustration indicates its length in millimetres.
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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.
Never use a knife or any other sharp
implement to remove frost.
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.
The defrost water can be collected in a bowl as shown in
the drawing. |
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.
Remember to replace the plug in the drip
water drain.
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.
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.
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Do NOT
use abrasive products.
® Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply.
® Remove all goods from the freezer.
e Clean the freezer as described above.
e Leave the lid slightly open.
Check the following before calling for service staff:
Freezer not cold Green light not on Plug not connected correctly Check plug and socket
enough Defect in switch or fuse
Check fuse, call electrician
Power failure
Wait until current returns
Green and red 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
red light not on Lot of frost and ice formed Defrost freezer
Freezer too cold Yellow tight on “Super” function active Press “Super” button out
Yellow light not on Thermostat set too cold Set thermostat warmer
Too much frost Lid does not close
formed completely
Lid in contact with
goods in freezer
Re-arrange goods,
check that lid closes correctly
Lot of moisture in the room
Moisture from washing machine,
tumble-dryer, etc.
Move freezer to a room with less
moisture, or air regularly
Goods packed poorly
Lot of moisture from goods
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 re-connected. This is quite normal.
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
unacceptabie 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
>heck the condition of food to ensure it has not started
0 thaw. Frozen food must NOT be re-frozen once it has
hawed out. The following guidelines should assist you.
ce cream: Once thawed should be
‘ruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
3reads & Cakes: Can be re-frozen without danger.
Re-pack goods, see under “How to use”
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and
| used up quickly.
Cooked Dishes: ie. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be re-frozen providing there
are still ice crystals remaining
within them.
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.
Before changing the bulb, isolate the appliance from the
electricity supply.
Exert pressure to remove the light glass as shown in the
drawing. Unscrew the bulb, and replace it with a new
bulb (max. 15W). Then re-connect the electricity supply.
Extra bulbs are available from your local Electrolux
Service Centre.
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
~ faultry workmanship or materials, we will, at our option
repair or replace the same FREE OF ANY CHARGE for
labour, materials or carriage on the condition that:
e The appliance has been correctly installed and used
only on the electricity supply stated on the rating
e The appliance has been used for normal domestic
purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's operating and maintenance
e The appliance has not been serviced, maintained,
repaired, taken apart or tampered with, by any
person not authorised by us.
e Ali service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by an Electrolux service representative
or authorised agent.
This guarantee does not cover:
e Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacement of any
light bulbs, removable parts of glass or plastic, or
vacuum cleaner drive belts, brushes or dustbags.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance
which is improperty installed or calls to appliances
outside the United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial
environment, plus those which are subject to rental
Products of Electrolux manufacture which are NOT
marketed by Electrolux. |
EEC countries. The standard guarantee is applicable
but subject to the owner's responsibility and cost to
ensure the appliance meets the standards set by the
Country to which the product is taken. Proof of
purchase may be required.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become our property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
other legal rights.
The telephone number of your nearest Electrolux Service
Centre can be found in your local British Telecom phone
e Home visits are made between 8.30 am and
5.30 pm Mon-Fri. Visits may be available outside
these hours in which case a charge will be made.
820 41 65-94 KO-TK 95.08.
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