Whirlpool FF7190EP User manual | Manualzz
Operating Instructions
Installation, 2
Positioning and connection
Description of the appliance, 3-4
Control panel
Overall view
Accessories, 5
Start-up and use, 6-7
Starting the appliance
Chiller system
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 8
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Replacing the light bulb
Precautions and tips, 9
General safety
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 10
Guarantee, 11
After Sales Service, 12
! Before placing your new appliance 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
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
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. Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part
of the appliance and any furniture above it, and at
least 5 cm between the sides and any furniture/side
4. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of
heat (direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
5. In order to maintain the correct distance between the
appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers
supplied in the installation kit, following the
instructions provided.
1. Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.
2. If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the
refrigerator by tightening or loosening the rear feet.
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, 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
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
! 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 immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions
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
- 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
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.
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Reversible Door
Fitting a new plug
Green and Yellow
- 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 marked
'E' or
or coloured Green and 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
∅ 3mm
Description of the
Control panel
Indicator light
Indicator light
Indicator light
to regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
is the holiday function (see Maintenance and
OFF switches the refrigerator off.
• SUPER COOL (quick cool) to lower the temperature of
the refrigerator compartment rapidly. When it is
pressed, the SUPER COOL indicator light illuminates
(see Start-up and use).
• SUPER COOL Yellow indicator light (rapid cooling)
illuminates when the SUPER COOL button is pressed.
• POWER Indicator light illuminates when the appliance
is connected to the electricity network.
• SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing) to freeze fresh
food. When it is pressed, the SUPER FREEZE indicator
light illuminates (see Start-up and use).
• SUPER FREEZE Yellow indicator light (rapid freezing)
illuminates when the SUPER FREEZE button is
to regulate the temperature of the freezer
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
switches the appliance off, including the
! The indicator lights are also used to indicate an unusual
temperature increase in the freezer compartment (see
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.
Control panel
(see Maintenance)
BOTTLE shelf
ICE CARE ice tray•
ICE CARE ice tray•
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
Refrigerator compartment
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.
FRESH BOX*: for fresh meat and fish. Due to the
compartment’s low temperature (the coldest in the
refrigerator) and to the clear door that provides
protection against oxidation and blackening, food can
be stored for even up to one week. It can also be used
for “cold meals.”
ODOUR FILTER*: Some models
are fitted with a new odour filter
with active carbons, which
ensures better air quality inside
the refrigerator.
The filter is located on the bottom
left side, inside the FRUIT and
VEGETABLE compartment.
Freezer compartment
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.
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.
* Available only on certain models.
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.
! The appliance comes with a motor protection control
system which makes the compressor start approximately
8 minutes after being switched on. This will also occur if
the power supply has been cut off voluntarily or
involuntarily (power cut).
1. Set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
2. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the
green POWER indicator light illuminates.
3. Turn the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to an
average value. After a few hours you will be able to put
food in the refrigerator.
4. Turn the FREEZER OPERATION knob to an average value
and press the SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing):
the SUPER FREEZE indicator light will illuminate. Once
the refrigerator has reached the optimal temperature, the
indicator light goes out and you can begin food storage.
Chiller system
No Frost. The No Frost system
circulates cold air continuously to
collect humidity and prevent ice
and frost formation. The system
maintains an optimal humidity
level in the compartment,
preserving the original quality of
the food, preventing the food
from sticking together and
making defrosting a thing of the past. Do not block the
aeration cells by placing food or containers in direct
contact with the refrigerating back panel. Close bottles
and wrap food tightly.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
• Use the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to adjust
the temperature (see Description).
• Press the SUPER COOL button (rapid cooling) to lower
the temperature quickly. For example, when you place
a large number of new food items inside a fridge the
internal temperature will rise slightly. The function
quickly cools the groceries by temporarily reducing the
temperature until it reaches the ideal level.
• 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.
The salad crispers fitted inside the fridge have been
specially designed for the purpose of keeping fruit and
vegetables fresh and crisp. Open the humidity regulator
(position B) if you want to store food in a less humid
environment, or close it (position A) to store food in a
more humid environment.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• Adjust the temperature using the display.
• To freeze (if the freezer is already operating):
- for small quantities which are less than those
indicated on the data plate, press the rapid freezing
SUPER FREEZE button (corresponding indicator light
illuminates), insert the food and close the door. The
function is disabled automatically after 24 hours or
when optimal temperatures have been reached
(indicator light goes out);
- for large quantities which are greater than the
maximum load indicated on the data plate, hold down
the rapid freezing SUPER FREEZE button until the
corresponding indicator light begins to flash. After 24
hours the indicator light stops flashing and remains on
constantly. Place the food inside the freezer and close
the door. After another 24 hours, the function will be
disabled automatically (indicator light goes out).
• 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.
• 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).
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature inside
the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for at least 9
-14 hours.
! To avoid blocking the air circulation inside the freezer, it
is advisable not to obstruct the ventilation holes with food
or containers.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
Replacing the l Odour filter
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
The filter should be replaced after approximately 6-8
months from when it is activated. This period may vary
depending on the type of food that is stored. For
information on where a replacement filter may be
purchased, contact Assistance (see Assistance). To
replace the filter, follow the instructions (see diagrams A
and B).
1. set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
2. pull the plug out of the socket
! If this procedure is not followed, the alarm may sound.
This alarm does not indicate a malfunction. To restore
normal operation, it is sufficient to set the FREEZER
OPERATION knob on the desired value. To disconnect
the appliance, follow point 1 and 2.
Cleaning the appliance
• 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.
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
Holiday function
If you are going on holiday, you do not have to switch
the appliance off; it features a low-energy function which
optimises the temperature of the refrigerator
compartment to suit the products stored inside it (you
may, for example, wish to protect cosmetics and beauty
products from the heat). The freezer temperature must
be set to the minimum value in order to preserve the
To enable the function: set the REFRIGERATOR
A double acoustic signal informs you when it has been
enabled. A single acoustic signal informs you when it
has been disabled.
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.
Access the light bulb by
removing the cover as indicated
in the diagram.
Replace it with a similar light bulb
within the power range indicated
on the cover (10, 15W or 25W).
Precautions and tips
! 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
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the instructions
in this manual.
• 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
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• 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.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements:
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
this could
• 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 OFF (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
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
• 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
• Defrost if ice forms (see Maintenance). A thick layer
of ice makes cold transference to food products
more difficult and results in increased energy
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air
from escaping (see Maintenance).
• 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.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It
can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The green POWER indicator 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 motor does not start.
• The appliance comes with a motor protection control (see Start-up and use).
a) The alarm sounds.
a) The refrigerator door has remained open for more than two minutes (the
buzzer will stop sounding when you shut the door) or the correct switchingoff procedure was not followed (see Maintenance).
b) The temperature in the freezer is too high. Check the quality of the food
products and dispose if necessary.
c) The temperature in the freezer has reached a dangerous level. The food
must be disposed immediately.
b) The alarm sounds and the two yellow
indicator lights flash.
c) The alarm sounds and the two yellow
indicator lights as well as the green one
is excessive
+ buzzer
+ buzzer
b/c) In both these cases the freezer will maintain a temperature of about 0°C
so that the food does not re-freeze.
To turn off the acoustic signal open and close the refrigerator door. To
restore normal operation bring the FREEZER OPERATION knob setting
(off) and turn the appliance on again.
The green POWER indicator light flashes.
• The appliance is not operating correctly. Contact the Technical Assistance
The refrigerator and the freezer do not
cool well.
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob is not on the correct setting (see
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The motor runs continuously.
• The SUPER FREEZE button has been pressed (rapid freezing): the yellow
SUPER FREEZE light is on or flashing (see Description).
• 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.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and make
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor is
off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
The back wall of the refrigerator unit is
covered in frost or droplets of water
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The doors are opened too frequently.
The OPERATION knobs are not on the correct setting (see Description).
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
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:
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.
The guarantee does not cover:
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.
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 08448
226 226 ROI 01 230 02 33
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 0818 313 413) 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
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 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
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
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 0233
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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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