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SANTO
Upright Refrigerator
Operating Instructions
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Dear customer,
Before placing your new refrigerator 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.
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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!, Important!). Please observe the following carefully.
0 1. This symbol and numbered instructions guide you step by step in the
operation of the appliance.
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Supplementary information regarding operation and practical uses of
the appliance appear after this symbol.
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Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
Explanations of the technical terminology used in the operating
instructions can be found at the end in the section "Technical
Terminology".
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "Something not
working". If these instructions should not be sufficient, please contact
your local AEG Service Force Centre.
If you require assistance or advice on your appliance, please contact
our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone:
Tel:
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire SL 1 1DZ
08705 350350
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes.
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Appliance Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Refrigerator needs Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliance Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Reversing the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Buttons for Adjusting the Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Prior to Initial Start–Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Initial Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Temperature Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
FAST CHILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switching the Appliance off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Opening the Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Interior Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Variable Inner Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Salad Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contents
Proper Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Hints and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
The Fridge defrosts automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
External Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Something Not Working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Technical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
that you understand them all before installing or using this
appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure
about any of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer
Care Department.
Prior to Installation
• Check the refrigerator for transport damage. Under no circumstances
should a damaged appliance be installed! In the event of damage,
please contact your retailer.
Installation
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this
product in any way.
• Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply
cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable
available from your local Service Force Centre.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever possible, the
back of the appliance should be close to a wall, but leaving the
required distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation
instructions.
• The appliance should be left for 4 hours after installation before it is
turned on, in order to allow the refrigerant to settle.
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.
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Important Safety Instructions
Child Safety
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the
product.
• Keep packaging material away from children! (There is a risk of
suffocation!)
During Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only, specifically for the
storage of edible foodstuffs only. It is not intended for commercial or
industrial use.
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low
temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials
such as, spray cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the
refrigerator.
Maintenance and Cleaning
• Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and disconnect from
the electrical supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
Servicing
• 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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Environmental Information
Packaging
All transit packaging materials are environmentally compatible and can
be reused. Wood is un-treated. 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 pure hydrocarbon
compounds and can be recycled.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper. Please dispose of the
packaging with due care for the environment.
Old Appliances
When disposing of your old appliance:
Make the appliance unusable by cutting off the cable and remove any
door catches to ensure small children cannot be trapped inside.
Help to keep your country tidy - use an authorised disposal site.
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Appliance Transport
Two persons are required for transport of the appliance. There are two
recessed handles at the front of the base and at the back of the
appliance at the top for improved gripping.
0 1. Grip the appliance with the recessed handles positioned as in the drawing, and transport the appliance.
2. In order to push the appliance into its final position, press carefully at
the top of the door and tip the appliance back slightly. The weight is
then transferred to the back wheels and the appliance can be easily
pushed.
Before Use
Packaging
0 1. Remove all adhesive tape and packaging from the interior of the appli-
ance.
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Any remnants of adhesive can be removed with white spirit.
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Before Use
2. Remove the transport protection pieces and pull off the adhesive tape.
3. Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little
bicarbonate of soda added (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap
or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry the appliance thoroughly.
Remove the transport fittings from
the storage shelves:
4. Slide the fittings securing the shelf
forward to the thicker section on
the edge of the storage shelf.
5. Slide the storage shelf far enough
forward so that it can be hinged
downwards and the fittings can be
removed from the guides.
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Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be installed in a well ventilated, dry room.
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 can be found on the rating plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
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Climate classification
for an ambient temperature of
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+18 to +38 °C
T
+18 to +43 °C
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Installation
The Refrigerator needs Ventilation
Air is fed under the door through the
vent slots in the base and is
exhausted upwards along the back
wall. To ensure proper air circulation
never cover or alter the vent
openings.
Important! If the appliance is
installed under a hanging cabinet, a
clearance of at least 10 cm between
the top of the appliance and the
cabinet above it must be maintained.
Please check whether, after installing
your appliance and especially after reversing the door, the door seal fits
tightly. A badly fitting door seal may lead to heavy frosting and a
higher power consumption (see also "Something not working“).
Appliance Alignment
0 1. The appliance must be level, please compensate for unevenness in the
floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front.
2. When two appliances are placed beside each other, the spacers
enclosed in the plastic wrapping should be glued between the appliances as shown in the illustration.
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Installation
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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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.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Green
Green and Yellow Earth
& Yellow
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured
markings indentifying the terminals Blue
Brown
in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. The wire coloured green and
yellow must be connected to the
terminal marked with the letter
Cord Clamp
“E“ or by the earth symbol or
coloured green and yellow.
2. The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “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 sheat.
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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 safely.
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Reversing the Door
The door hinges can be changed from right (as supplied) to left if
required to suit the location where the appliance is installed.
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Warning! Unplug from the mains before reversing the door.
0 1. Open the door and remove the
plinth cover to the front. Move
the door bearing cover on the
plinth cover from the left to the
right. Close the door.
2. With the door closed, remove the
cross-head screws from the lower
door bearing and remove the door
bearing downwards.
3. Remove the door fitting from the
door bearing (1, 2). Move the
bearing pivot from the right to
the left hand hole (3). Place the
door fitting supplied on the bearing pivot (4, 5).
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Reversing the Door
4. Remove the door fitting on the
lower right (1) and reposition the
door bearing cover from the lower
left to the right of the door (2),
place the door fitting supplied in
the lower left of the door (3).
Carefully remove the door to the
front and place on one side.
5. Move the upper bearing pivot to
the left.
6. Carefully slide the door onto the
top bearing pivot and close.
7. Place the lower door bearing with
the bearing pivot in the lower left
of the door and fasten.
8. Move the door handle from the
left to the right and cover the
remaining holes with the blanking plugs attached.
9. Open the door and fit the plinth
cover.
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Description of the Appliance
View of the appliance
(various models)
Control panel
Butter and cheese compartment with lid
Door storage compartments
Variable storage box
Bottle compartment
Salad bin
Shelves
Bottle rack
General purpose box (not included with all models)
Rating plate
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Description of the Appliance
Control Panel
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ON/OFF indicator light (green)
ON/OFF button
Temperature display
Buttons for adjusting the temperature
FAST CHILL indicator light (yellow)
• FAST CHILL for intensive cooling in the refrigerator
FAST CHILL button
Buttons for Adjusting the Temperature
The temperature is adjusted using the
„+“ (WARMER) and „-“ (COLDER) buttons.
These buttons are connected to the temperature display.
• The temperature display is switched over from the display of the
ACTUAL temperature (one light illuminated) to the display of the
DESIRED temperature (one light flashing) by pressing one of the two
buttons, „+“ (WARMER) or „-“ (COLDER).
• With each further press of one of the two buttons, the DESIRED
temperature is adjusted by one display field.
• If neither button is pressed, the temperature display automatically
switches back after a short period (approx. 5 sec.) to the display of
the ACTUAL temperature.
DESIRED temperature means:
The temperature that is required in the appliance, this can be adjusted
to the temperatures shown in the display. The DESIRED temperature is
indicated by a flashing light.
ACTUAL temperature means:
The temperature display indicates the temperature that is currently
present in the appliance. The ACTUAL temperature is indicated by a
continuously illuminated light.
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Temperature Display
The temperature display can indicate several pieces of information.
• During normal operation, the temperature currently present in the
refrigerator (ACTUAL temperature) is displayed, the corresponding
light illuminates.
• If the temperature in the refrigerator is warmer than the display
range of the temperature display, all the lights in the temperature
display are extinguished.
• If the temperature in the refrigerator is colder than the display range
of the temperature display, then the light for the lowest temperature
(+2) continues to illuminate.
• When the temperature is being adjusted, the temperature currently
set flashes (DESIRED temperature).
• If there is a malfunction in the appliance that prevents the
temperature from being further measured, all the lights on the
temperature display flash.
Prior to Initial Start–Up
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Before connecting the appliance to the mains and putting it into
operation for the first time, leave the appliance to stand for 30 minutes
if was transported upright. After transport on its side, the appliance
must be left to stand for 4 hours before putting it into operation. This is
necessary to allow the refrigerant to flow back into the compressor.
Otherwise the compressor may be damaged.
0 1. Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: “Maintenance and Cleaning”).
Initial Start-Up
0 1. Insert plug into mains socket.
2. Press ON/OFF button.
The green power indicator lights up.
3. Set the refrigerator to the desired temperature (see section: "Temperature Adjustment").
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Goods to be refrigerated can be loaded immediately after switching on,
because the storage temperature in the refrigerator is quickly reached.
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Temperature Adjustment
With the „+“ and „-“ buttons the desired temperatures in the
refrigerator can be adjusted.
0 1. Press either the „+“ (WARMER) or „-“ (COLDER) button.
The temperature display switches over and the DESIRED temperature
currently set flashes on the temperature display.
2. To adjust to a warmer temperature, press the „+“ (WARMER) button. To
adjust to a colder temperature, press the „-“ (COLDER) button. The
changed setting is immediately displayed on the temperature display.
The temperature is adjusted by one display field with each press of a
button.
Note: From a food safety point of view, +5 °C for the refrigerator
compartment should be considered cold enough as a storage
temperature.
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If the buttons are not pressed again for approx. 5 seconds the temperature display will change from the DESIRED temperature to the ACTUAL
temperature. The display changes from flashing to continuous illumination.
FAST CHILL
The FAST CHILL function is suited for quick cooling of large
quantities of goods in the refrigerator, e.g. drinks and
salads for a party.
0 1. The FAST CHILL function is switched on by pressing the FAST CHILL but-
ton. The yellow light illuminates.
The FAST CHILL function now provides for intensive cooling. A DESIRED
temperature of +2 °C is automatically selected. The FAST CHILL
function is ended automatically after a period of 6 hours. The originally
selected DESIRED temperature is again valid. The temperature display
shows the ACTUAL refrigerator temperature.
2. The FAST CHILL function can be ended manually at any time by pressing
the FAST CHILL button again. The yellow light goes out.
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Switching the Appliance off
0 1. To switch off, press the ON/OFF button until the mains power light
extinguishes.
Note:
The appliance cannot be switched on or off if unplugged, or if there is
no power being supplied to it.
Following connection to the mains power supply, the appliance returns
to the same operating state as before the interruption of main power.
If the appliance is to be removed from service for a lengthy period:
0 1. Switch off the appliance, to do this press the ON/OFF button until the
mains power light extinguishes.
2. Unplug or switch off at the mains supply.
3. Clean thoroughly (see section: "Maintenance and Cleaning").
4. Leave the door open to avoid the build up of odours.
Opening the Door
If the door is closed when the appliance is in operation, it cannot be
immediately opened again, because a vacuum occurs which holds the
door closed until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened
again after several minutes.
If your appliance is equipped with a
QUICK door opener - an opening
mechanism integrated into the door
handle - the door can be opened
easily at any time.
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Interior Fittings
Storage Shelves
0 1. A storage shelf must be inserted into the lower guide track above the
salad bin. It must always remain in this position, so that fruits and vegetables remain fresh longer.
The remaining storage shelves can
be adjusted to various heights:
0 1. Pull the storage shelf forward until
it can be tipped up or down and
removed.
2. To insert at a different height use
the same procedure in reverse.
Adjustment for tall items:
0 1. Remove the front half of the two-
part vario glass storage shelf and
insert it at a different level. Space is
then gained for storage of tall items
on the storage shelf below.
Variable Inner Door
The door compartments can be pulled up and removed, and inserted at
other positions as needed.
Salad Bin
The salad bin can be divided into
sections by inserting the dividers.
0 1. Insert the large divider in the middle or to the left side of the salad
bin as required.
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Interior Fittings
2. If the large divider is inserted in
the middle of the bin the right
hand side can be further divided
by inserting the small divider in
the middle or rear position.
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The ventilation grille above the
salad bin improves air circulation
so that groceries keep for longer.
Bottle Rack
Place bottles in the rack with the
bottleneck to the front.
Important: Only store unopened
bottles horizontally.
The bottle rack can be tilted for
storing opened bottles.
0 1. To do this pull the bottle rack forward until it can be tilted
upwards, then slide the front support into the next level up.
Bottle Holder
Some models are equipped with a
bottle holder in the bottle compartment. This is used to prevent
individual bottles from falling over
and can be slid sideways.
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Proper Storage
For physical reasons, the refrigerator
compartment has different
temperature zones. The coldest zone
is on the lowest storage shelf
immediately above the fruit and
vegetable trays. Warmer zones are
the upper storage shelves and door
racks. The arrangement (see fig.)
indicates where different types of
food are best stored to make the
most of temperature variations.
For instance, the shelf immediately
above the fruit and vegetable trays
should be 5 °C for safe storage of
meat and fish products. In order to
check that the appliance is at 5 °C on
the lowest shelf you can carry out
the following test yourself:
0 1. Place a cup of water in the center of
the said shelf with a thermometer
inside.
2. Leave the fridge door closed overnight and check the temperature first
thing in the morning.
3. At this point the temperature should read no more than 5 °C; if it does,
you need to adjust the temperature to a colder setting.
For further information on keeping food cool and safe a guide
published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is available
and can be obtained free of charge by contacting:
Foodsense, London SE99 7TT. Tel: 0645 556000
Tip: Food stored in the refrigerator compartment should always be
covered or packed so that they do not dry out, lose their flavour, or
transfer their flavour to any other refrigerated food. The following are
suitable for packing:
– polyethylene bags;
– plastic containers with lids;
– special plastic covers with rubber retainers;
– aluminium foil.
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Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant
is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling
plate/evaporator.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round
and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the
compressor.
• A thermostat controls the compressor and you will hear a faint click
when the thermostat cuts in and out.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your refrigerator:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
refrigerator as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
2 Energy Saving Advice
• Do not install the appliance close to sources of heat, such as a cooker,
dishwasher or radiator.
• Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room and make sure
that the air openings of the appliance are not obstructed.
• Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before
placing in the fridge.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or opening the
door too frequently as warm air will enter the cabinet and cause the
compressor to switch on unnecessarily often.
• Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the door from closing
properly.
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Defrosting
The Fridge defrosts automatically
The rear wall of the fridge covers with frost when the compressor is
running, and defrosts when the compressor is off.
The water from the thawing frost is collected in the drain channel on
the rear of the fridge, fed through the drain hole into the collection
compartment in the base, and then evaporated.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT
the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
Internal Cleaning
0 1. Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of
soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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Warning!
• Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or
alcohol.
2. Clean the drain hole of the water through at regular intervals and
ensure that the drain hole is clear at all times. If blocked, carefully
clear using a piece of flexible curtain wire inserted into the drain outlet
to remove the blockage.
3. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
External Cleaning
0 1. Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
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Warning!
• Do not use abrasive products
• There are sharp edges on the underside of the product so care should
be taken when cleaning.
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Accumulation of dust at the condenser reduces cooling performance
and increases energy consumption. For this reason carefully clean the
condenser at the back of the appliance once a year with a soft brush or
a vacuum cleaner.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Replacing the Light Bulb
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Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb
switch appliance off and remove the mains plug.
Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 25 W, fitting: E 14
Important!
When replacing the lamp only fit a
lamp of suitable diameter, that is at
least 18 mm, this will ensure a good
seat on the rubber seal.
Where to purchase: specialist
retailer or AEG Service Force Centre.
0 1. To switch the appliance off press the ON/OFF button until the mains
power light extinguishes.
2. Unplug the mains plug.
3. To change the light bulb, undo the
cross head screw and remove the
light bulb cover downwards.
4. Change the defective light bulb.
5. Refit the light bulb cover and the
cross head screw.
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Something Not Working
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre, check the following
points.
Symptom
Solution
Check there is power at the socket
No power to the appliance.
Check there is not a power cut by
checking the household lights.
Check the fuse has not blown.
Check the ambient temperature is within
the appliances operating limits
The temperature in the refrigerator is too
Check the temperature regulator is
high.
turned to the correct setting relative to
ambient conditions.
Adjust the temperature regulator to give
correct temperature control.
Check that the door is closed.
The compressor runs continuously
Large quantities of food have recently
been placed in the cabinet and/or door is
frequently opened.
Check that air ventilation is not
obstructed.
Ensure the bulb is correctly fitted.
The light does not come on.
Replace the bulb if it has blown.
Check the door light switch is not
jammed.
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Excessive build up of frost.
If the door seal is not airtight (probably
after reversing the door) apply warm air
to the non sealing area using a hair dryer
set to a gentle heat. (do not use a fan
heater for this purpose). This will make
the rubber more supple and allow it to
revert to its original shape.
Noise
Refer to Normal Operating Sounds
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Symptom
Solution
Water on the floor
Water drain hole is blocked,
see "Maintenance and Cleaning".
The compressor does not start
immediately after changing the
temperature setting.
This is normal, the compressor starts after
a period of time.
If after the above checks there is still a fault, call your local AEG Service
Force Centre.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks 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
calls.
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured
in accordance with the appropriate standards. The necessary measures
in accordance with appliance safety legislation regulations (GSG),
accident prevention regulations for refrigeration appliances (VBG 20)
and the regulations of the German Society of Electrical Engineers (VDE)
were observed in the manufacture of this appliance.
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
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This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines:
– 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
– 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
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Technical Terminology
• Refrigerant
Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as
refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low,
that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can
cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
• Refrigerant Circuit
Closed circulation system that contains the refrigerant. The
refrigerant circuit comprises primarily of an evaporator, a compressor,
a condenser and pipe work.
• Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. Similar to all other
liquids, refrigerant requires heat to evaporate. This heat is removed
from the interior of the appliance, as a result the interior is cooled.
The evaporator is therefore located inside the appliance or placed in
foam immediately behind the inner wall and thus not visible.
• Compressor
The compressor looks like a small drum. It is driven by a built-in
electric motor and is mounted on the base of the appliance at the
rear. The task of the compressor is to draw in vaporised refrigerant
from the evaporator, to compress it, and to pass it on to the
condenser.
• Condenser
The condenser normally has the form of a grid. The refrigerant
compressed in the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. During
this process, heat is released to the surrounding air at the surface of
the condenser. The condenser is mounted on the base of the
appliance.
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Guarantee Conditions
AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance.
1. The guarantee is valid for 12 months commencing when the appliance is handed over
to the first retail purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation.
The guarantee does not cover commercial use.
2. The guarantee covers all parts or components which fail due to faulty workmanship or
faulty materials. The guarantee does not cover appliances where defects or poor performance are due to misuse, accidental damage, neglect, faulty installation,
unauthorised modification or attempted repair, commercial use or failure to observe
requirements and recommendations set out in the instruction book.
This guarantee does not cover such parts as light bulbs, removable glassware or plastic,
dust bags or filters.
3. Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest customer
service office (manufacturer´s service or authorised agent). AEG reserves the right to
stipulate the place of the repair (i. e. the customer´s home, place of installation or AEG
workshop).
4. The guarantee or free replacement includes both labour and materials.
5. Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period for the appliance. Parts removed during guarantee repairs become the property of AEG.
6. The purchaser´s statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
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 guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
– The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as
exist in the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
– This guarantee relates to you and connot be transferred to another user.
– Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
– The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i. e. a normal household.
– The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care Centre, listed 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
Senlis
+33 (0) 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 911 323 2600
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 1678 47053
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 738 7910
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Service & Spare Parts
If after carrying out the necessary checks there is still a fault with your
appliance please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
In guarantee customers should ensure that the suggested checks
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
calls.
Service & Spare Parts
If you require a service engineer or wish to purchase spare parts,
contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, by telephoning
08705 929 929
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 Date of purchase
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• Model Name
• Model Number (PNC)
• Serial Number (S-No.)
This information can be found on the rating plate in the interior of the
appliance at the left.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance, or for further
information on AEG products, you are invited to contact our Customer
Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit
our website at www.aeghome.co.uk.
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire SL 1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 350350 (*)
(*) calls may be recorded for training purposes
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Postfach 1036
D-90327 Nürnberg
http://www.aeg.hausgeraete.de
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