Refrigerator - Freezer EN Before Putting Into Use

Refrigerator - Freezer
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Thank you for your trust and for buying this appliance. We hope it will successfully serve the
purpose for many years.
The appliance is intended solely for
household use.
Refrigerator with freezer is for domestic use
only.
The lower part of the appliance is
refrigerator and is used for storing fresh foods
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Instructions for Use
Mounting Instructions
Important ................................................48
We Care for the Environment
Tips for Energy Savings
Disposing of the Worn Out Appliance
at the temperature of 0°C and higher.
The upper part is freezer and is used for
freezing fresh foods and storing frozen foods
for longer periods of time (up to one year,
depending on the kind of foods you store). The
compartment is marked with four stars.
Storing Fresh Foods
Freezing Fresh Foods
Storing Frozen Foods
Defrosting Frozen Food
How to make ice cubes
Maintenance and Cleaning....................56
Placing and Installation .........................50
Choosing the Right Place
Connection to Power Supply
Description of the Appliance .................50
Operation Control ..................................52
Temperature Selection
Automatic Defrosting of the
Refrigerator
Manual Defrosting of the Frezing
Compartment
Cleaning the Appliance
Switch Off the Appliance When Not In
Use
Trouble-Shooting Guide ........................57
Use ...........................................................53
Before Putting Into Use
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Before connecting the appliance to the
mains supply, place it on the location
where it will later on be installed and leave
it for about 2 hours, which will reduce a
possibility of malfunctions in the cooling
system due to transport handling.
Clean the appliance, and be thorough,
especially in the interior (See Cleaning and
Maintenance).
In case the interior accessories are not
correctly placed, rearrange them as
described in chapter Description of the
Appliance.
Instructions for Use
These instructions for use are intended for
the user. They describe the appliance and its
correct and safe use. They were prepared for
various types of refrigerators therefore you
might find in it some functions that do not
apply to your appliance and description of
the accesories that your appliance does not
include.
Mounting Instructions
Integrated appliances are equipped with
instructions for mounting the appliance into the
kitchen unit. The appliance should be mounted
by qualified technician and instructions are for
his use only.
Instructions for Use
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We Care for the Environment
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Our products use environmentally friendly
packaging, which can be either recycled or
disposed of in an environmentally friendly
manner. To this end, individual packaging
materials are clearly marked.
These instructions are printed either on
recycled paper or chlorine free bleached
paper.
When your appliance finally wears out,
please try not to burden the environment
with it; call your nearest authorised service
agent. (See Disposing of the Worn Out
Appliance)
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Tips for Energy Savings
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Try not to open the door too often,
especially when the weather is wet and
hot. Once you open the door, mind to close
it as soon as possible. This is especially
important if you have an upright model.
Every now and then check if the appliance
is sufficiently ventilated (adequate air
circulation behind the appliance).
Use higher thermostat settings only when
required or recommended.
Before loading the appliance with packages
of fresh foods, make sure they are cooled
to ambient temperature.
Ice and frost layer increase energy
consumption, so do clean the appliance as
soon as the layer is 3-5 mm thick.
If the gasket is damaged or if it turns
out that the sealing is poor, the energy
consumption is substantially higher. To
restore efficiency, replace the gasket.
The condenser on the rear wall should be
always clean, free of dust or any impurities.
Always consider instructions stated in
sections Positioning and Energy Saving
Tips, otherwise the energy consumption is
substantially higher.
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This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory
or metal capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
If you have bought this appliance to replace
an old one equipped with a lock that cannot
be opened from inside (lock, bolt), make
sure that the lock is broken. This will make
it impossible for children to lock themselves
inside the appliance and suffocate.
The appliance must be correctly connected
to the mains supply. (see: Connecting to
the Mains Supply).
Do not touch the cooled surfaces while the
appliance operates, especially not with wet
hands, because the skin may stick to the
cold surfaces.
Do not freeze bottles containing liquid,
especially not soft drinks, such as mineral
water, sparkling wine, beer, cola etc.,
because liquid expands during freezing and
the glass bottle is very likely to blow up.
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Do not eat frozen food (bread, fruit,
vegetables), because you can get
frostbites.
If the food has strange smell or color, throw
it away, because it is very likely that it is
spoiled and therefore dangerous to eat.
Shear-type hinge (only on some models)
enables automatic door closing at the
opening angle of 20°. On account of strong
springs take care when handling the door.
The bag with instructions also contains
squares and sponges, intended for
installation of integrated appliance with
shear-type hinge, as well as plastic caps
for covering of hollow spots on walls inside
the appliance.
Disconnect the appliance from the power
supply before repairing it (only a qualified
technician should repair it), before cleaning
and before replacing the light bulb.
Do not defrost the appliance with other
electric appliances (as for example with
hair dryer) and never scrape the frost layer
with sharp objects. Use only enclosed tools
or tools recommended by the manufacturer.
Instructions for Use
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For the sake of environment protection - be
careful not to damage the rear wall of the
appliance (the condenser unit or the tubes for example when moving the appliance) or
any part of the refrigerating system inside
the appliance.
The refrigerating system of the appliance
is filled with refrigerant and oil, so when
the appliance is damaged, handle it with
care and dispose it of in compliance with
environmental protecting precautions. (See
We Care for the Environment).
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or his service
agent or a qualified person in order to avoid
hazard.
The rating plate is inside the appliance or
outside on the rear wall.
• Warning! Ventilation
slots on the appliance or
a built-in element must
always be clean and
unobstructed.
• Warning! Do not use
mechanical devices
or tools to defrost the
refrigerator, nor any
other methods except
for those recommended
by the manufacturer.
• Warning! When
installing, cleaning, or
removing the appliance,
make sure the insulation
on the refrigeration
system parts is not
damaged. Thus you will
also prevent damage to
the environment.
• Warning! Do not use
electric appliances in the
refrigerator or freezer
interior, except for those
expressly allowed by
the refrigerator-freezer
manufacturer.
The symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
may not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable 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 thisproduct.
For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact your local city
office, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
Disposing of the Worn Out Appliance
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When your appliance finally wears out,
dispose it of. If the appliance has a lock,
break it, in order to prevent eventual
accidents (danger of children get locked
inside the appliance).
The refrigerating system of the appliance
is filled with refrigerant and insulating
substances which should be separately
treated and processed. Call your nearest
authorised service agent or specialised
servicing centre. If you don't find one,
contact your local authorities or your
distributor. Be careful not to damage the
tubes on the rear wall of the appliance
(danger of pollution).
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Placing and Installation
Choosing the Right Place
Place the appliance in dry and regularly ventilated
room. Allowed ambient temperature depends
on the model (class) of the appliance and is
stated on the rating plate of the appliance. Never
place the appliance near heat emitting devices
(e.g. cooker, radiator, water heater or similar
devices) and do not expose it to direct sunlight.
The appliance should be positioned at least 3 cm
away from the electric or gas cooker and at least
30 cm away from the oil or coal stove. If this is not
possible, use an appropriate insulation. Behind
the appliance there should be free space at
least 200 cm2 wide and above the appliance the
high kitchen units should be at least 5 cm away
from the appliance in order to assure adequate
ventilation of the condenser unit.
To uphold warranty, appliance class has to be
kept!
Class
SN (subnormal)
N (normal)
ST (sub-tropical)
T (tropical)
Ambient temparature
from + 10°C to + 32°C
from + 16°C to + 32°C
from + 16°C to + 38°C
from + 16°C to + 43°C
Connection to Power Supply
Connect the appliance with the cable and
plug to the power supply socket outlet with
a ground terminal (safety socket). Required
nominal voltage and frequency are indicated
on the rating plate. The connection to the
mains supply and earthing have to be made
according to current standards and regulations.
The appliance resists temporary voltage
tolerance up to -6 to +6%.
Description of the Appliance
Refrigerator (A)
Refrigerator is used for storing fresh foods for
few days.
Freezer (B)
Freezer is used for freezing fresh foods and for
storing already frozen foods.
Opening the freezer door
Pull the door lock toward you and open the
door. When closing the door make sure that the
lock gets stuck. When the door is not closed
properly, safety spring opens the door. Close
them once again!
Shelf (1) - It applies to the appliances using
sliding technics (number depends on the
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model)
Shelf can be optionally placed on the guides
inside the appliance. It is protected against
pulling out. If you want to remove it, slightly lift
up the back part and pull it out. Glass shelves
(some models only have them) are protected
with plastic spacers. Before pulling the shelf
out, spacers must be moved towards you.
Spacers can be also removed, however, it is
better to keep them for any later transport.
Quickly perishable food should be stored on
the back i.e. the coldest part of the shelves.
Defrost Water Outlet (2)
Regularly check the defrost water outlet and
the channel, because they should never be
clogged (as for example with food rests). If
clogged, use a plastic straw and clean it.
Fruit and Vegetable Container (3)
The container is on the bottom under the glass
shelf and is used mainly for storing fruits and
vegetables. It provides adequate humidity
which has favourable effect on food stored.
Door Liner
Bottle support
(in some models only)
Bottle support (number depends on model)
is intended for bottle keeping. It is protected
against pulling out and so you can remove
only empty one by lifting up the front end and
pull it toward you. At appliances with sheartype hinge lift it in the front part and pull it out
towards yourself
Warning!
If the door contains storing shelves, install
the rack in such position that the length of the
bottles will not hinder the closing of the door.
The rack may carry 9 bottles of 0,75 l or more
at the maximum (total weight max. 13 kg) –
note the label underneath the thermostat box
inside the appliance.
The door liner consists of various shelves or
holders used for storing eggs, cheese, butter
and yogurt as well as other smaller packages,
tubes, cans etc. The lower shelf is used for
storing bottles.
Illumination in the Interior of the
Refrigerator
The light for illuminating the interior of the
appliance is on, when the door is opened. The
operation of the light does not depend on the
position of the thermostat knob.
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The appliance can be equipped with
various accesories, depending on the
model of the appliance.
Various accesories (spice container, tube
holder or additional shelves and drawer
partitions) can be bought in authorized
centres.
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Operation Control
The appliance is controlled with thermostat
knob, situated in the right upper part inside the
appliance. Turn the knob clockwise from STOP
position towards 7 and backwards.
Temperature Selection
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Higher settings on the knob (towards 7)
mean lower temperatures (colder) in all
three compartments of the appliance. At
higher settings temperature in the interior
of the appliance may even drop below
0°C. When the ambient temperature is
normal, we recommend medium setting.
Changes of the ambient temprature affect
temperature in the interior of the appliance
(choose correct setting of the thermostat
knob).
If the temperature in the appliance
environment is lower than 16°C, move
the switch to position
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In STOP position the appliance does not
operate (the cooling system is switched
off), yet power supply is not interrupted (the
light is on, when you open the refrigerator
door).
Temperature in the refrigerator and in
freezing compartment depends on the
frequency of opening the door as well.
When the fan is on (only for models with
built-in fan), we recommend new setting of
temperature in the appliance.
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Instructions for Use
Use
Storing Fresh Foods
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Proper use of the appliance, adequately
packed food, correct temperature and
taking into account hygienic precautions will
substantially influence the quality of the food
stored.
• Foods to be stored in the refrigerator
should be properly packed as to prevent
mixing various moisture degrees and odors
(in polyethylene bags or sheet, aluminium
foil, wax paper, or stored in covered
containers or bottles).
• Before storing food in the refrigerator,
remove the excessive packaging (like
yoghurt in multi-package).
• Pack systematically and make sure that
foodstuffs do not touch each other (various
odours may mix). Assure adequate air
circulation around packages.
• Never store inflammable, volatile or
explosive substances.
• Beverages with high alcohol percentage
shall be stored in tightly sealed bottles in
vertical position.
• Food should not touch the rear wall of the
refrigerator!
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Some organic solutions like volatile oils
in lemon and orange peel, acid in butter
etc. can cause damages when in contact
with plastic surfaces or gaskets for longer
period of time.
Foods should be cooled down before
storing.
Crispy and delicate foods should be stored
in the coldest parts of the refrigerator.
Try not to open the door too often.
Set the thermostat to the setting where
lower temperatures are reached. Set the
thermostat gradually as to avoid freezing
of the foods. Use a thermometer and
measure the temperature in the individual
compartments. Place the thermostat in a
glass vessel filled with water. Temperature
readings are most reliable few hour after
steady state is reached.
Unpleasant odor inside the refrigerator is a
sign that something is wrong with foods or
that your refrigerator needs cleaning. Unpleasant odor can be eliminated or reduced by
washing the interior of the refrigerator with a
mild solution of water and vinegar. We also
recommend using activated carbon filters to
clean the air or to neutralize odors.
If you plan a longer journey, make sure to
remove quickly perishable articles of food
out of the appliance before you leave.
Fresh Food Storage Time in the Refrigerator
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Meat: fresh uncut
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Freezing Fresh Foods
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Carefully select food you intend to freeze; it
should be of adequate quality and suitable
for freezing.
Use correct packaging and wrap it right.
- The packaging should be air tight and
shouldn't leak since this could cause
substantial vitamin loss and dehydration
of foods.
- Foils and bags should be soft enough to
tightly wrap around the foods.
Mark packages with following data: kind
and amount of foods and the date of
loading.
It is most important that the food is frozen
as quickly as possible. Therefore we
recommend the size of the package not
to be too large and to be cooled before
loading into the freezer.
The amount of fresh foods that can be
loaded in the freezer within 24 hours is
indicated on the rating plate (freezing
capacity). If the loaded amount is too large,
the quality of freezing is reduced which
affects the quality of frozen foods.
Freezing Procedure
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24 hours before freezing, rotate the
thermostat knob to position 3-6.
• Before placing fresh food into the
appliance:
- activate the intensive cooling switch
(only with some models);
- if required, slightly decrease the cooling
intensity using the thermostat knob.
Approximately 24 hours after inserting the fresh
food into the appliance rotate the thermostat
knob to normal operating temperature (see
section Selecting the temperature) and
deactivate the intensive cooling switch.
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The next time you want to freeze fresh
foods, repeat the freezing procedure and
be careful that packages with fresh foods
do not touch frozen packages.
For freezing smaller amount of foods
(up to 1 kg) there is no need to change
the thermostat setting (see Temperature
Selection).
Storing Frozen Foods
Frozen foods can be stored on the bottom of
the appliance or on the shelf.
Commercially Frozen Foods
The storage time and the recommended
temperature for storing commercially frozen
foods are indicated on the packaging. For
storing and using consider the manufacturer's
instruction. When shopping, be careful and
choose only adequately packed foods provided
with complete data and stored in freezers
where the temperature is not higher than
-18°C. Do not buy packages of food covered
with frost layer. This indicates that the package
was thawed before at least once. Be careful
that packages don't start to thaw, as the
temperature raise reduces the quality of foods.
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The switch is activated when the sign
the colour code is visible. It is deactivated (off),
when the sign
(0) is visible on the switch or
when the colour sign is not visible (depending
on the model).
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Approximate Storage Time for Frozen Foods
Food
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Vegetable
Fruit
Braed, Pastries
Milk
Redy-made meals
Meat: Beef
Veal
Pork
Poultry
Game
Minced meat
Smoked sausages
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Defrosting Frozen Food
Partially thawed or defrosted foods should be
used as soon as possible. Cold air preserves
the food but it does not destroy microorganisms
which rapidly activate after defrosting and make
foods perishable. Partial defrosting reduces the
nutritional value of foods, especially of fruits,
vegetables and ready-made meals.
Time required for the ice to form, largely
depends on ambient temperature, thermostat
setting and on how often you open the door.
It usually takes 2-6 hours (depends on which
model of refrigerator you have). With smaller
refrigerators we recommend you make a stock
of ice cubes (store them in a separate plastic
box). The easiest way to empty the ice tray is
to turn the tray around, pour it with cold water
and slightly twist it (bend it).
How to make ice cubes
(certain models only)
Recommended thermostat position for ice
making is on the middle setting. Fill two thirds
of the ice tray with cold water or any other
liquid convenient for freezing. Insert the ice tray
into the guides or on the cooling plate.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Automatic Defrosting of the
Refrigerator
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There is no need to defrost the refrigerator,
because ice depositing on the inner back wall
is defrosted automatically. Ice is depositing
on the inner back wall during the compressor
operation; later on, when the compressor is
not operating ice is defrosting and water drops
collect and drain through the outlet in the inner
back wall into the drain pan situated above the
compressor, from where it evaporates.
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Remove the detachable accesories in the
interior of the appliance and clean it with
water and liquid detergent. Plastic parts
cannot be washed in washing machine.
Wash the interior of the appliance with
lukewarm water, in which you added one or
two spoonfuls of vinegar.
Every now and then wipe the condenser
on the rear wall. Use soft non-metal brush
or vacuum cleaner.
Manual Defrosting of the Frezing
Compartment
When the frost and ice layer in the frezing
compartment is 3-5 mm thick, you should clean
the freezer.
• Turn the thermostat knob to STOP position,
and disconnect the power supply. Empty
the compartment and take care that the
packages remain frozen.
• Put a suitable vessel under the frezing
compartment to collect the defrost water.
Leave the door of the compartment open to
accelerate defrosting.
• Avoid using defrosting sprays, as they may
cause damage to the plastic parts and may
be hazardous to health.
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Do not forget to clean also the defrost
water receptacle above the refrigerator
compressor (do not remove the
receptacle).
Cleaning the Appliance
Disconnect the power supply before
cleaning the appliance. Do not use coarse
or aggressive cleaning agents as you can
damage the surface. Be careful to remove any
cleanser agent remaining after cleaning.
• Clean the exterior with water and
detergent. Varnished surfaces are
cleaned with soft cloth and an alcohol
based cleaning agent (for example glass
cleaners). You may also use alcohol
(ethanol or isoprophylic alcohol). The
application of abrasive and specially
aggressive cleaners, such as the stainless
steel cleaners, is not appropriate for the
cleaning of plastic and coated parts.
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After cleaning, connect the appliance to power
supply and reload the packages.
Switch Off the Appliance When Not In
Use
If you do not intend to use the appliance for
a longer period, set the thermostat knob to
the STOP (0) position, disconnect the power
supply, take out the foods and defrost and
clean the appliance. Leave the door slightly
open.
Instructions for Use
Trouble-Shooting Guide
During the service, you can come across
some troubles that in most cases result from
improper handling of the appliance and can
easy be eliminated.
The Appliance Fails to Operate After
connecting to the Mains Supply
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Check the supply in the outlet socket and
make sure the appliance is switched on
(thermostat in operating position).
Continuous Operation of the Refrigerating
System
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the door was frequently opened or it was
left opened for too long;
the door is not properly closed (the door
may sag, the gasket may be polluted or
damaged);
perhaps you have overloaded the
appliance with fresh foods;
The reason may be inadequate ventilation
of the compressor and condenser (assure
adequate air circulation and wipe off the
condenser);
Ice Formation on the Inner Rear Wall
As long as the defrost water runs to the
channel and through the opening to the drain
pan on the compressor, automatic defrosting
of the appliance is assured. In case the ice
formation on the inner back wall is increased
(3-5 mm), ice should be manually defrosted.
Set the thermostat knob to STOP position and
leave the door open. Never use electric devices
for defrosting and do not scrape the ice or frost
layer with sharp objects.
After completed defrosting, turn the knob to
desired position and close the refrigerator door.
The cause of increased ice formation may be
one of the following:
- the door does not seal well (clean the
gasket if it is contaminated, or replace it
if it is damaged);
- the door was frequently opened or it was
left opened for too long;
- the food stored in the refrigerator was
warm;
- the food or dish is touching the inner
back wall.
Water is Leaking From the Refrigerator
In case the discharge water outlet is clogged,
or the defrost water drips over the channel,
water leaks from the refrigerator.
• Clean the clogged opening, for example
with a plastic straw.
• Manually defrost the increased ice layer.
See Ice Formation on the Inner Back Wall.
Noise
Cooling in refrigerating-freezing appliances
is enabled by the refrigerating system with
compressor, which produces noise. How noisy
the appliance is depends on where it is placed,
how it is used and how old the appliance is.
• During the operation of the compressor
the noise of liquid is heard and when the
compressor is not operating, the refrigerant
flow is heard. This is a normal condition
and it has no influence whatsoever on the
lifetime of the appliance.
• After starting the appliance, the operation
of the compressor and the refrigerant flow
may be louder, which does not mean that
something is wrong with the appliance and
it has no influence on the lifetime of the
appliance. Gradually the noise is reduced.
• Sometimes unusual and stronger
noise is heard, which is rather unusual
for the appliance. This noise is often a
consequence of inadequate placing.
- The appliance shall be placed and
levelled firmly on solid base.
- It should not touch the wall or kitchen
units standing next to it.
- Check the accesories in the interior of
the appliance, they should be placed
correctly in their positions; also check the
bottles, tins and other vessels that might
touch each other and rattle.
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Bulb Replacement
Before replacing the light bulb, disconnect the
appliance form the power supply.
Insert the screw driver into the bulb cover
opening on the lower side and with slight push
downward remove the cover. Replace the old
bulb with a new one – halogenous or standard
(E 14, max. 25 W - Osram Halolux, Philips
H.E.) and fit back the cover.
Don't forget: the old bulb does not belong to
organic waste.
Light bulb is consuming good therefore our
in-guarantee service does not relate to it.
Bulb lamps used in this appliance are special
purpose lamps selected for household
appliances use only. They are not suitable for
household room illumination.
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OPERATION OF THE APPLIANCE.
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