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Operating Instructions
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER COMBINATION
Contents
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English
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Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Description of the appliance, 4
Overall view
Start-up and use, 5-6
Starting the appliance
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 7
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Replacing the light bulb
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Precautions and tips, 8
General safety
Disposal
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 9
Guarantee, 10
After Sales Service, 11
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Installation
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! Before operating your new appliance, please read
these operating instructions carefully. They contain
important information for safe use, installation and care
of the appliance.
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
appliance.
Positioning and connection
Positioning
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidityfree room.
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor
and condenser give off heat and require good
ventilation to operate correctly and save energy.
3. Ensure the appliance is far away from any sources
of heat (direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
Electrical connections
After transportation of the appliance, carefully place it
vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it
to the electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into
the electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant
with the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate
located on the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g.
150 W).
• The voltage must be in the range between the
values indicated on the data plate located on the
bottom left side (e.g. 220-240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the
appliance.
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance).
Do not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power
supply cable and the electrical socket must be easily
accessible.
immediate use. Before using the appliance please
read the instructions below.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA
approved fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and
the fuse cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used
until a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or
the colour that is embossed in words on the base of
the plug.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to remove it to add a longer
cable or to re-route the mains cable through partitions,
units etc. please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
approval.
or
- The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
appliance.
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not
fit your socket. The cable should be cut as close as
possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced
by authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should
these safety measures not be observed.
Your appliance is supplied with a 13amp fused plug
that can be plugged into a 13amp socket for
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WARNING:
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the
discarded plug into a socket anywhere else.
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Fitting a new plug
IMPORTANT:
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 may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to
terminal
or coloured
Green and
marked 'E' or
Yellow.
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or
coloured red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or
coloured Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse. A 15amp plug must be
protected by a 15amp fuse, either in the plug or
adaptor or at the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives :
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/
EEC & 93/68/EEC
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Description of the
appliance
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Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not
directly represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
FAST FREEZE and LOW AMBIENT switch
LAMP
(see Maintenance)
SHELVES •
BOTTLE RACK/CAN
RACK flap door*
WINE RACK
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Removable lidded
shelf with EGG
TRAY and BUTTER
DISH*
Removable
multipurpose
SHELVES•
HINGED shelf*
*
MULTI-USE bin*
FRUIT and
VEGETABLE bin
Compartment for a
2 LITRE BOTTLE
BOTTLE shelf
FREEZER and
STORAGE
compartment
ICE CARE ice tray *
STORAGE
compartment
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
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Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! Before starting the appliance, follow the
installation instructions (see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the
compartments and accessories well with lukewarm
water and bicarbonate.
1. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the
internal light illuminates.
2. Turn the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to an
average value. After a few hours you will be able to put
food in the refrigerator.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
The temperature inside the refrigerator compartment
automatically adjusts itself according to the position of
the thermostat knob.
1 = warmest
5 = coldest
We recommend, however, a medium position.
The cooling section of the refrigerator is located inside
the back wall of the refrigerator compartment for
increased space and improved aesthetics. During
operation, the back wall will be covered in frost or
water droplets depending on whether the compressor
is operating or paused. Do not worry, the refrigerator is
functioning normally.
If the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob has been
set on high values with large quantities of food and
with a high ambient temperature, the appliance can
operate continuously, resulting in excessive frost
formation and excessive energy consumption:
compensate for this by shifting the knob towards lower
values (defrosting will occur automatically).
In static appliances, the air circulates in a natural way:
the colder air tends to move downwards as it is
heavier. The food should be stored as follows:
Food
Fresh fish and meat
Fresh cheese
Arrangement inside the
refrigerator
Above the fruit and vegetable
bins
Above the fruit and vegetable
bins
Cooked food
On any shelf
Salami, bread loaf,
chocolate
On any shelf
Fruit and vegetables
In the fruit and vegetable bins
Eggs
On the shelf provided
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the
compartment, not hot foods (see Precautions and
tips ).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer
than raw foods.
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will
increase humidity in the refrigerator and cause
condensation to form.
SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the
shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see
diagram), allowing easy storage
of large containers and food.
Height can be adjusted without
complete removal of the shelf.
MULTI-USE* bin: to store food (such as cold meats)
for a long time and also prevent odours from
lingering in the refrigerator.
BOTTLE RACK/ CAN RACK* flap door: to store a
bottle or several cans horizontally (see diagram).
When not in use, close the flap door to increase the
space in the refrigerator compartment.
WINE AREA*: to store up to
three bottles of wine (see
diagram). The air circulates
freely between the bottles
guaranteeing rapid cooling.
When not in use, close it to
increase the space on the
shelf.
Butter and margarine On the shelf provided
Bottles, drinks, milk
On the shelf provided
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Using the freezer to its full potential
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has
already been defrosted. These foods must be
cooked and eaten (within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come
into contact with food that has already been
defrosted. Fresh food must be stored above the
grill in the freezer compartment and if possible be
in direct contact with the walls (side and rear),
where the temperature drops below -18°C and
guarantees rapid freezing.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids,
and which are corked or hermetically sealed in the
freezer because they could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen
daily is indicated on the plate containing the
technical properties located on the bottom left side
of the refrigerator compartment (for example: Kg/
24h: 4)
• In order to obtain a greater amount of space in the
freezer compartment, you may remove the bins
(except the lowest bin and the special COOL CARE
ZONE bin (if exists), which has an adjustable
temperature) and place the food directly onto the
supplied rack.
! To avoid blocking the air circulation inside the
freezer compartment, it is advisable not to obstruct
the ventilation holes with food or containers.
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not PLEASE
Ice tray
The fact that they are situated on the top part of the
freezer drawers ensures greater cleanliness: the ice no
longer comes into contact with the food placed inside
the freezer compartment; furthermore, the dripping of
the water during filling is avoided (a lid to cover up the
hole after filling with water is also provided).
1. Pull out the tray by pushing it up.
Check that the tray is completely empty and fill it
with water through the opening provided.
2. Take care not to exceed the level indicated (MAX
WATER LEVEL). Excess water prevents the ice
cubes from dispensing (if this happens, wait for the
ice to melt and empty the tray).
3. Turn the tray 90°: due to the connected
compartments each mould fills with water (see
diagram).
4. Close the opening with the lid provided and put the
tray back, placing the top part in the corresponding
housing and allowing it to drop in again.
5. When the ice has formed (minimum time
approximately 8 hours) knock the tray against a hard
surface and wet the outside so that the ice cubes
come loose and take them out through the opening.
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the freezer door. This will help maintain the
temperature inside the freezer, ensuring that foods
are conserved for at least 9 -14 hours.
! If the room temperature drops below 14°C for an
extended period of time, the ideal temperature will not
be reached in the freezer compartment and food
preservation will be reduced.
MAX
WATER LEVEL
FAST FREEZE and LOW AMBIENT switch
WATER LEVEL
MAX
The appliance is fitted with a manual "Fast Freezer
and Low Ambient " switch.
When loading fresh food to freeze switch "Fast Freeze
and Low Ambient" on.
To set "Fast Freeze and Low Ambient" ON, press the
"
switch to "
This switch activates intensive cooling to ensure that
required temperatures are reached quickly.
So when the fresh food is frozen return the switch to
".
its OFF position, "
Note: for Energy Saving ensure that "Fast Freeze and
Low Ambient" is switched off after 24 hours.
For the refrigerator to operate properly the "Fast
Freeze and Low Ambient" button must be ON when
room temperature is 16°C or lower.
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Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply.
It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment
knobs on 0 (appliance off) to eliminate all electrical
contact.
Cleaning the appliance
• We recommend you clean your fridge with our
Professional Fridge cleaner.To order please call us
on 08448 225 225 or visit www.hotpointservice.co.uk
• The external and internal parts, as well as the
rubber seals may be cleaned using a sponge that
has been soaked in lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda or neutral soap. Do not use
solvents, abrasive products, bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm
water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and
dry them carefully.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which
can be removed by delicately using the hose of a
vacuum cleaner set on medium power. The
appliance must be switched off and the plug must
be pulled out before cleaning the appliance.
discharge outlet (see diagram) where the heat
produced by the compressor causes it to evaporate.
It is necessary to clean the discharge hole regularly
so that the water can flow out easily.
Replacing the light bulb
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment,
pull out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the
instructions below.
A
B
Access the light bulb (A)
by unscrewing the fixing
screw (B) which is located
at the back of the
lampcover, as shown (see
diagram). Replace it with a
similar light bulb, the
power of which should not
exceed 15W.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic
materials which are odour free. In order to maintain
an odour free refrigerator and to prevent the
formation of stains, food must always be covered or
sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an
extended period of time, clean the inside and leave
the doors open.
Defrosting the appliance
! Follow the instructions below.
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment,
pull out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the
instructions below.
Defrosting the
refrigerator
compartment
The refrigerator has an
automatic defrosting
function: water is ducted
to the back of the
appliance by a special
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Precautions and tips
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! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons
and must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use
inside the home and is not intended for commercial
or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze
food products by adults only and according to the
instructions in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even
in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to
leave the appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with
wet or moist hands and feet.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this
could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the
plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the
cable.
• Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch
off the appliance and disconnect it from the
electrical supply. It is not sufficient to set the
temperature adjustment knobs on 0 (appliance off)
to eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no
circumstances should you attempt to repair the
appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or further
malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use any sharp or pointed utensils or
electrical equipment - other than the type
recommended by the manufacturer - inside the
frozen food storage compartments.
Disposal
• Observe local environmental standards when
disposing packaging material for recycling
purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE),
requires that old household electrical appliances
must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted
municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be
collected separately in order to optimise the
recovery and recycling of the materials they contain
and reduce the impact on human health and the
environment. The crossed out “wheeled bin”
symbol on the product reminds you of your
obligation, that when you dispose of the appliance
it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal
of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the
environment
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated
room. Ensure that it is protected from direct
sunlight and do not place it near heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods
or opening the door too frequently in order to
conserve energy.
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food: cold
air must circulate freely for food to be preserved
properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor
will work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator.
The internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
energy.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer
into your mouth.
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see
Maintenance). A thick layer of ice makes cold
transference to food products more difficult and
results in increased energy consumption.
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the appliance. Under no circumstance
should they be allowed to sit on the bins or to hang
from the door.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold
air from escaping (see Maintenance).
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of
children! It can become a choking or suffocation
hazard.
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Troubleshooting
If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the following
list.
Malfunctions:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The internal light does not
illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far
enough to make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The refrigerator and the freezer do
not cool well.
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•
•
•
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The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct
position.
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The doors are opened too frequently.
The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
The atmospheric temperature of the area surrounding the appliance is
lower than 14°C.
The motor runs continuously.
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
• The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see Maintenance).
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
Some of the external parts of the
refrigerator become hot.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see
Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and
make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the
compressor is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
• These raised temperatures are necessary in order to avoid the
formation of condensation on certain parts of the product.
The back wall of the refrigerator unit
is covered in frost or droplets of
water.
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
There is water at the bottom of the
refrigerator.
• The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).
Don’t forget should our advice fail to resolve the problem with your appliance please call us on 08448 224 224
to arrange an engineer visit. Or visit www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Product failures are fully covered by your 12 months parts and labour guarantee. However, if we attend and
there is no product failure or the failure has been caused by damage, misuse or by incorrect installation,
charges will apply.
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Guarantee
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12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no
cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
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The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
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The guarantee does not cover:
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Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of
improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
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THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL
OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There
will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply
call our registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 0 8448
226 226 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint
Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (ROI 01 230 0233) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to
arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine
or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
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No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1000 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. Please see section “Precautions and tips” for
details about disposal legislation. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut
the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance
can no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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