Refrigerator Freezer

PCD 3122

Refrigerator Freezer

User Instruction

Dear customer,

Thank you for buying a PHILCO brand product. So that your appliance serves you well, please read all the instructions in this user's manual.


PART 1: SAFETY INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................... 2

PART 2: OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................................................... 6

PART 3: REVERSE DOOR .................................................................................................................................. 7

PART 4: INSTALLATION ..................................................................................................................................11

PART 5: DAILY USE .........................................................................................................................................13

PART 6: INFORMATION SHEET ......................................................................................................................17

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In the interest of your safety and to ensure the correct use, before installing and fi rst using the appliance, read this user manual carefully, including its hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all people using the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make sure that they remain with the appliance if it is moved or sold, so that everyone using it through its life will be properly informed on appliance use and safety.

For the safety of life and property keep the precautions of these user’s instructions as the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.

Children and vulnerable people safety

• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given super vision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.

• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children unless they are aged from 8 years and above and supervised.

• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suff ocation.

• If you are discarding the appliance pull the plug out of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance as you can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suff er electric shock or to close themselves into it.

• If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring lack unusable before you discard the old appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a death trap for a child.

General safety

WARNING! Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.

WARNING! Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.

WARNING! Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

WARNING! Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacture.

WARNING! Do not touch the light bulb if it has been on for a long period of time because it could be very hot.


• Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a fl ammable propellant in this appliance.

• 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 fl ammable.

• During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that none of the components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.

- avoid open fl ames and sources of ignition

- thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated

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• It is dangerous to alter the specifi cations or modify this product in any way. Any damage to the cord may cause a short circuit, fi re and/or electric shock.

• This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as

- farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;

- bed and breakfast type environments;

- catering and similar non-retail applications.

WARNING! Any electrical components(plug, power cord, compressor and etc.) must be replaced by a certifi ed service agent or qualifi ed service personnel.

WARNING! The light bulb supplied with this appliance is a “special use lamp bulb” usable only with the appliance supplied. This “special use lamp” is not usable for domestic lighting.


1) If there is a light in the compartment.

• Power cord must not be lengthened.

• Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the appliance. A squashed or damaged power plug may overheat and cause a fi re.

• Make sure that you can come to the mains plug of the appliance.

• Do not pull the mains cable.

• If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert the power plug. There is a risk of electric shock or fi re.

• You must not operate the appliance without the lamp.

• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.

• Do not remove nor touch items from the freezer compartment if you hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.

• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.

Daily use

• Do not put hot on the plastic parts in the appliance.

• Do not place food products directly against the rear wall.

• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been thawed out. 1)

• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacture’s instructions. 1)

• Appliance’s  manufactures storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.

• Do not place carbonated of fi zzy drinks in the freezer compartment as it creates pressure on the container, which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage to the appliance.


• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.


Care and cleaning

• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.

• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.

• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper. 1)

• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the drain. If the drain is blocked, water will collect in te bottom of the appliance.


1) If there is a freezer compartment.

2) If there is a fresh-food storage compartment.

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Important! For electrical connection carefully follow the instructions given in specifi c paragraphs.

• Unpack the appliance and check if there are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged.

Report possible damages immediately to the place you bought it. In that case retain packing.

• It is advisable to wait at least four hours before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to fl ow back in the compressor.

• Adequate air circulation should be around the appliance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve

• Wherever possible the spacers of the product should be against a wall to avoid touching or catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.

• The appliance must not be located close to radiators or cookers.

• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.


• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out by a  qualifi ed electrician or competent person.

• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Center, and only genuine spare parts must be used.

Energy saving

• Don’t put hot food in the appliance;

• Don’t pack food close together as this prevents air circulating;

• Make sure food don’t touch the back of the compartment(s);

• If electricity goes off , don’t open the door(s);

• Don’t open the door(s) frequently;

• Don’t keep the door(s) open for too long time;

• Don’t set the thermostat on exceeding cold temperatures;

• Some accessaries, such as drawers, can be removed to get larger storage volume and lower energy consumption.

Environment Protection

This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish. The insulation foam contains fl ammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according to the appliance regulations to obtain from your local authorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially the heat exchanger. The materials used on this appliance marked by the symbol are recyclable.

The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local council, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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Packaging materials

The materials with the symbol are recyclable. Dispose the packaging in a  suitable collection containers to recycle it.

Disposal of the appliance

1. Disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.



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1. Thermostat and Light 5. Freezer Drawers

2. Glass Shelves 6. Leveling Feet


Crisper 7.




8. Upper Crisper

This illustration is only for hinting, the detail please check your appliance.


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Tool required: Philips screwdriver, Flat bladed screwdriver, Hexagonal spanner.

• Ensure the unit is unplugged and empty.

• To take the door off , it is necessary to tilt the unit backwards. You should rest the unit on something solid so that it will not slip during the door reversing process.

• All parts removed must be saved to do the reinstallation of the door.

• Do not lay the unit fl at as this may damage the coolant system.

• It’s better that 2 people handle the unit during assembly.

1. Remove two screw cover on the front plate.


Unscrew the hinge and then remove upper door and place it on a soft pad to avoid scratch.


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3. Remove the pin with a screwdriver and fl ip the hinge bracket. Then refi t the pin to hinge bracket.


Unscrew middle hinge. Then lift lower door and place it on a  soft pad to avoid scratch.

5. Move the hinge hole covers from left side to right side.

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6. Unscrew bottom hinge. Then remove the adjustable feet from both side.

7. Unscrew and remove the bottom hinge pin, turn the bracket over and replace it.




Refi t the bracket fi tting the bottom hinge pin. Replace both adjustable feet. Transfer the lower door to the property position.

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Make the middle hinge reverse the direction 180°C, then transfer it to the left property position. Make the middle hinge pin in the upper hole of the lower door, then tight the bolts.

10. Place the upper door back on. Ensure the door is aligned horizontally and vertically so that the seal are closed on all sides before fi nally tightening the top hinge. Then inert the hinge and screw it to the front of the unit.

11. Fix the screw cover.

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Install door external handle

(if external handle is present)

Rear spacer

Screw the rear spacers at the rear of the unit.

Space Requirement

• Keep enough space of door open.

• Keep at least 50 mm gap at two sides.

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Levelling the unit

To do this adjust the two levelling feet at front of the unit.

If the unit is not level, the doors and magnetic seal alignments will not be covered properly.


Install this appliance at a location where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:

Climatic class





Ambient temperature

+10°C to +32°C

+16°C to +32°C

+16°C to +38°C

+16°C to +43°C


The appliance should be installed well away from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight etc. Ensure that air can circulate freely around the back of the cabinet. To ensure best performance, if the appliance is positioned below an overhanging wall unit, the minimum distance between the top of the cabinet and the wall unit must be at least 100 mm. Ideally, however, the appliance should not be positioned below overhanging wall units. Accurate leveling is ensured by one or more adjustable feet at the base of the cabinet.

Warning! It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be easily accessible after installation.

Electrical connection

Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and frequency shown on the rating plate correspond to your domestic power supply. The appliance must be earthed. The power supply cable plug is provided with a contact for this purpose. If the domestic power supply socket is not earthed, connect the appliance to a separate earth in compliance with current regulations, consulting a qualifi ed electrician.

The manufacturer declines all responsibility if the above safety precautions are not observed.

This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directives.

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First use

Cleaning the interior

Before using the appliance for the fi rst time, wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical smell of a brand new product, then dry thoroughly.

Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the fi nish.

Temperature Setting

• Plug on your appliance. The internal temperature is controlled by a thermostat.

There are 8 settings. 1 is warmest setting and 7 is coldest setting and 0 is off .

• The appliance may not operate at the correct temperature if it is in a particularly hot or if you open the door often.

Freezing fresh food

• The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozen food for a long time.

• Place the fresh food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.

• The maximum amount of food that can be frozen in 24 hours is specifi ed on the rating plate.

• The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this period do not add other food to be frozen.

Storing frozen food

When fi rst starting-up or after a  period out of use, before putting the product in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2 hours on the higher settings.

Important! In the event of accidental defrosting, for example the power has been off for longer than the value shown in the technical characteristics chart under “rising time”, the defrosted food must be consumed quickly or cooked immediately and then re-frozen (after cooked).


Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to be used, can be thawed in the fridge compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.

Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer. In this case, cooking will take longer.


This appliance may be equipped with one or more ice-cube to produce ice.


Movable shelves

The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a series of runners so that the shelves can be positioned as desired.

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Positioning the door balconies

To permit storage of food packages of various sizes, the door balconies can be placed at diff erent heights. To make these adjustments proceed as follows: gradually pull the balcony in the direction of the arrows until it comes free, then reposition as required.

Helpful hints and tips

To help you make the most of the freezing process, here are some important hints:

• the maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;

• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during this period;

• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuff s;

• prepare food in small portions to enable it to be rapidly and completely frozen and to make it possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity required;

• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages are airtight;

• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a rise in temperature of the latter;

• lean foods store better and longer than fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life of food;

• water ices, if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer compartment, can possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;

• it is advisable to show the freezing in date on each individual pack to enable you removal from the freezer compartment, can possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;

• it is advisable to show the freezing in date on each individual pack to enable you to keep tab of the storage time.

Hints for storage of frozen food

To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should: make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuff s were adequately stored by the retailer; be sure that frozen foodstuff s are transferred from the food store to the freezer in the shortest possible time; not open the door frequently or leave it open longer than absolutely necessary.

Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and cannot be refrozen.

Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacture.

Hints for fresh food refrigeration

To obtain the best performance:

• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator

• Do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong fl avour

• Make (all types): wrap in polythene bags and place on the glass shelves above the vegetable drawer.

• For safety, store in this way only one or two days at the most.

• Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc...: these should be covered and may be placed on any shelf.

• Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special drawer(s) provided.

• butter and cheese: these should be placed in special airtight containers or wrapped in aluminum foil or polythene bags to exclude as much air as possible.

• Milk bottle: these should have a cap and should be stored in the balconies on the door.

• Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not packed, must not be kept in the fridge.

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For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories, should be cleaned regularly.

Caution! The appliance may not be connected to the mains during cleaning. Danger of electrical shock! Before cleaning switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or fuse. Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock! Hot vapors can lead to the damage of plastic parts. The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.

Important! Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e.g. lemon juice or the juice form orange peel, butyric acid, cleanser that contain acetic acid.

Clean drain hole

To avoid defrost water overfl owing into the fridge, periodically clean the drain hole at back of fridge compartment. Use a cleaner to clean the hole as showed in right picture.

1) If the condenser is at back of appliance.

• Do not allow such substances to come into contact the appliance parts.

• Do not use any abrasive cleaners

• Remove the food from the freezer. Store them in a cool place, well covered.

• Switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker of fuse.

• Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and lukewarm water. After cleaning wipe with fresh water and rub dry.

• After everything is dry place appliance back into service.

Defrosting of the freezer

The freezer compartment, however, will become progressively covered with frost. This should be removed.

Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from the evaporator as you could damage it.

However, when the ice becomes very thick on the inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out as fellows:

• pull out the plug from the socket;

• remove all stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place;

• keep the door open, and placing a basin underneath of the appliance to collect the defrost water;

• when defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly

• replace the plug in the power socket to run the appliance again.

Replace the lamp

The internal light is a  LED type. To replace the lamp, please contact qualifi ed technician.

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Caution! Before troubleshooting, disconnect the power supply. Only a  qualifi ed electrician of competent person must do the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.

Important! There are some sounds during normal use (compressor, refrigerant circulation).


Appliance does not work

The food is too warm.

Appliance cools too much

Unusual noises

Water on the fl oor

Side panel is hot

Possible cause

Temperature regulation knob is set at number “0”.

Mains plug is not plugged in or is loose.

Fuse has blown or is defective.


Set the knob at other number to switch on the appliance.

Insert mains plug.

Socket is defective.

Temperature is not properly adjusted.

Door was open for an extended period.

Check fuse, replace if necessary.

Mains malfunctions are to be corrected by an electrician.

Please look in the installation location section.

Open the door only as long as necessary.

A large quantity of warm food was placed in the appliance within the last

24 hours.

Turn the temperature regulation to a colder setting temporarily.

The appliance is near a heat source.

Temperature is set too cold.

Please look in the initial Temperature

Setting section.

Turn the temperature regulation knob to a warmer setting temporarily.

Re-adjust the feet.

Appliance is not level.

The appliance is touching the wall or other objects.

A component, e.g. a pipe, on the rear of the appliance is touching another part of the appliance or the wall.

Water drain hole is blocked.

Condenser is inside the panel.

Move the appliance slightly.

If necessary, carefully bend the component out of the way.

See the Cleaning section.

It’s normal.

If the malfunction shows again, contact the Service Center.

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Information Sheet


Philco brand:


Model identifi cation

Type of appliance 3)


PCD 3122


(A... low electricity consumption to G high electricity consumption)

Electricity consumption per 365 days 1) kWh

Total available volume: l of which: refrigerator part l of which: freezer part l

Star mark for the freezer area

Frost free

Storage time after shut-off (temperature rise time) [hrs.]

Freezing capacity kg/24h

Climatic class 2)


Noise level 4) dB (re 1pW)

Dimensions cm (h x w x d) cm

Weight kg

Built-in appliance







Space for freezing and refrigeration




220-240 V ~ 50 Hz


185,8 x 60,5 x 60,5

58 no

1) Electricity consumption in kWh / year is based on the results of a normalised test carried out over a period of 24 hours. Actual electricity consumption depends on the use and location of the appliance.

2) SN: ambient temperatures from +10 °C to +32 °C

ST: ambient temperatures from +18 °C to +38 °C

N: ambient temperatures from +16 °C to +32 °C

3) 1 = Refrigerator without low temperature areas

7 = Refrigerator/freezer with low temperature areas *(***)

8 = Box freezer

4) Noise level according to European norm EN 60704

The original version is Czech.

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Dispose of packaging material at a public waste disposal site.


The meaning of the symbol on the product, its accessory or packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Please, dispose of this product at your applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical & electronic equipment waste. Alternatively in some states of the European Union or other European states you may return your products to your local retailer when buying an equivalent new product. The correct disposal of this product will help save valuable natural resources and help in preventing the potential negative impact on the environment and human health, which could be caused as a result of improper liquidation of waste. Please ask your local authorities or the nearest waste collection centre for further details. The improper disposal of this type of waste may fall subject to national regulations for fi nes.

For business entities in the European Union

If you wish to dispose of an electrical or electronic device, request the necessary information from your seller or supplier.

Disposal in other countries outside the European Union

If you wish to dispose of this product, request the necessary information about the correct disposal method from local government departments or from your seller.

This product meets all the basic EU regulation requirements that relate to it.

Changes to the text, design and technical specifi cations may occur without prior notice and we reserve the right to make these changes.

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