detailed instructions for use of upright refrigerator and

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DETAILED
INSTRUCTIONS FOR
USE OF UPRIGHT
REFRIGERATOR AND
FREEZER
www.gorenje.com
We thank you for the
confidence you have shown by
purchasing our appliance.
We wish you find a lot of pleasure in its
use.
The appliance is intended solely for
household use.
Refrigerator freezer (hereinafter: the
appliance) consists of two parts: the
upper part is the refrigerator and the
lower part is the freezer.
The refrigerator is intended for storing
fresh food at temperatures above 0°C.
The freezer is intended for freezing fresh
food and for long-term storage of frozen
food (up to one year, depending on the
type of food).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
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IMPORTANT NOTES AND WARNINGS
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ADVICE FOR SAVING POWER WITH REFRIGERATION
APPLIANCES
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APPLIANCE DESCRIPTION
APPLIANCE
DESCRIPTION
10 INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION
13 CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF DOOR OPENING
17 OPERATING THE APPLIANCE
26 APPLIANCE INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
31 RECOMMENDED DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD IN THE APPLIANCE
32 STORING FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR
STORING AND
FREEZING FOOD
33 STORING FOOD IN THE FRESHZONE DRAWER
34 STORING FOOD IN THE ZEROZONE DRAWER
36 FREEZING AND STORING FROZEN FOOD
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Freezing process
Important warnings on freezing fresh food
Storage of industrially frozen food
Frozen food storage time
Defrosting frozen food
39 DEFROSTING THE APPLIANCE
DEFROSTING
AND CLEANING
THE APPLIANCE
40 CLEANING THE APPLIANCE
OTHER
41 TROUBLESHOOTING
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43 INFORMATION ABOUT APPLIANCE NOISE
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IMPORTANT
NOTES AND WARNINGS
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.
Before connecting the appliance to the power mains,
please read carefully the instructions for use which
describe the appliance and its correct and safe use. The
instructions apply for several appliance types/models;
thus, settings or equipment may be described herein
which is not available in your appliance. The instruction
manual includes the NO FROST version/model of
the freezer which is fitted with a fan and in which the
defrosting process is automatic.
Remove the packaging intended for protecting the
appliance or particular parts during transport.
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Spacers are fitted on the
corners of the doors.
Remove them and insert
the supplied plugs into
their slots (only in some
models).
Before connecting the appliance to the power
mains, let the appliance rest in a vertical position for
approximately 2 hours. This will reduce the possibility
of operation faults due to the effect of transport on the
cooling system.
The appliance must be connected to the power
mains and grounded in compliance with the effective
standards and regulations.
The appliance may not be used outdoors and it may
not be exposed to rain.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans
with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
Before cleaning the appliance, unplug the appliance
from the power mains (unplug the power cord from the
wall outlet).
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If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a
service technician or other adequately trained person.
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If the appliance will be out of use for a prolonged
period of time, switch it off using the relevant button,
and unplug the appliance from the power mains. Empty
the appliance, defrost it, clean it, and leave the door
ajar.
If LED lighting does not work, call a service technician.
Do not attempt a repair of the LED lighting yourself, as
there is danger of contact with high voltage!
To protect the environment, take the obsolete
appliance to an authorized home appliance collection
center.
Packaging is made of environmentally friendly materials
that can be recycled, disposed of, or destroyed without
any hazard to the environment.
Rating plate can be found in the appliance interior. If
the language on the rating plate is not the language of
your choice or the language of your country, replace it
with the one supplied.
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.
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WARNING! Do not use electrical appliances inside
the food storage compartments of the appliance,
unless they are of the type recommended by the
manufacturer.
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The symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that the product should not
be treated as normal household waste. The product should be taken to an
authorized collection center for waste electric and electronic equipment
processing. Correct disposal of the product will help prevent any negative effects
on the environment and health of people which could occur in case of incorrect product
removal. For detailed information on removal and processing of the product, please
contact the relevant municipal body in charge of waste management, your waste
disposal service, or the store where you bought the product.
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ADVICE FOR SAVING POWER
WITH REFRIGERATION
APPLIANCES
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Install the appliance as specified in the instruction manual.
Do not open the door more often than necessary.
Occasionally make sure air circulation underneath the appliance is unobstructed.
Condenser unit on the rear wall should be kept clean (see chapter Cleaning the
appliance).
If the gasket is damaged or does not provide a perfect seal for other reasons, have it
replaced as soon as possible.
Store the food in tightly sealed containers or appropriate packaging.
Before placing the food in the appliance, cool it to room temperature.
Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator compartment.
Remove some of the drawers from the freezer compartment as described in the
instruction manual, in order to make use of the entire interior.
Defrost your conventional freezer when an approximately 3-5 milimeter layer of of frost
or ice has built up on the refrigerated surfaces.
Make sure the layout of shelves in the compartment is uniform and that the food
is placed so that the air can freely circulate in the appliance interior (observe the
recommended placement of food as described in the instructions).
In appliances with a fan, do not block the fan slots.
If you do not need the fan or the ionizer, switch them off to reduce power consumption.
APPLIANCE DESCRIPTION
A Refrigerator
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1
2
1
Control unit
2
LED lighting of refrigerator
3
Pull-out glass shelf (height-
interior
5
3
adjustable)
4 Crisper (fruit and vegetables
drawer)
5 Height-adjustable door bin
A
6 Bottle shelf
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B Freezer
7
Freezer drawers
8 Glass shelves
4
B
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• The drawers are protected against pulling out. To remove a drawer from the appliance,
pull it out as far as it will go, then lift at the front and pull out completely.
• Some models also feature a control unit on the door.
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INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION
SELECTING THE ROOM
• Install the appliance in a dry and well ventilated room. The appliance will operate correctly
if the environment temperature is in the interval specified in the table. The appliance class is
indicated on the rating plate / label with the basic information on the appliance.
Class
Temperature
SN (subnormal)
from +10°C to +32°C
N (normal)
from +16°C to +32°C
ST (subtropical)
from +16°C to +38°C
T (tropical)
from +16°C to +43°C
Warning: Make sure the room where the appliance is installed is large enough. There
should be at least 1 m3 of space per 8 grams of refrigerant. Amount of refrigerant is stated
on the rating plate in the appliance interior.
INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
> 90
°
max
30 mm
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Appliance installation should be carried out
by at least two persons to avoid any
physical injury or damage to the appliance.
• The appliance must stand level or tilted
slightly to the back, stable on a solid
base. At the front, the appliance is fitted
with two adjustable legs that can be used
to level the appliance. At the rear side,
casters allow for easier installation of the
appliance (only with some models).
• There should be a clearance of at least 5 cm
between the appliance and any cupboard
installed above it, in order to allow adequate
cooling of the condenser unit.
• The appliance is supplied with two
spacers which should be installed on
the lower part of the housing to prevent
from pushing the appliance too close to
the wall. Appliance may also be installed
without the spacers; however, this may
increase power consumption.
• Do not expose the appliance to direct sunlight and do not place it near any source of
heat. If this cannot be avoided, install an insulation panel.
• The appliance may stand alone or it may be placed ext to a cupboard or a wall. Consider
the clearance required to fully open the door in order to allow pulling out the drawers
and shelves (see installation diagram).
min 50 mm
600 mm
1176 mm
1224 mm
717 mm
669 mm
1201 mm
ax
m
90
°
°
90
°
90
ax
m
ax
m
640 mm
OLD TIMER
1249 mm
688 mm
1242 mm
min 30 mm
ORA ITO
600 mm
640 mm
min 42 mm
1194 mm
680 mm
632 mm
max 720 mm
600 mm
644 mm
710 mm
Note: When placing the appliances side by side, the anti-dew (anti-condensation) set has to be
purchased and installed!
Code for ordering the set:
dry room (relative humidity below
60%)
METAL PLATE (INOX)
Appliances with a
height of 1850 mm
Appliances with a
height of 2000 mm
576604
576606
672114
672118
PLASTIC PLATE
WHITE
GREY
672115
672117
BLACK
672116
672120
humid room (relative humidity over
60%)*
Appliances with a
height of 1850 mm
Appliances with a
height of 2000 mm
558776*
558855*
METAL PLATE (INOX)
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* For safety reasons, the appliance should only be installed by an authorized service
technician!
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CONNECTING THE APPLIANCE
• Connect the appliance to the power mains using a connection cable. The wall outlet
should be fitted with a ground contact (safety socket). Nominal voltage and frequency
are indicated on the rating plate/label with basic information on the appliance.
• The appliance must be connected to the power mains and grounded in compliance
with the effective standards and regulations. The appliance will withstand short-term
deviations from the nominal voltage, but not more than +/- 6%.
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CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF
DOOR OPENING
VERSION I – CONTROLS IN THE APPLIANCE INTERIOR
Tools required: socket wrench No. 8, Phillips screwdriver, torx 25, flat screwdriver
The procedure to change the direction of door opening should be carried out by at least
two persons.
1. Remove the upper hinge cover (A).
2. Unscrew the upper hinge (B) and remove the upper door (C).
3. Then remove the covering plugs (D), unscrew the mid hinge (E) and remove the lower
door (F) from the lower hinge (G).
4. Tilt the appliance backwards (make sure you do not press against the condenser unit
on the rear wall of the appliance as this may damage the cooling system), unscrew the
lower hinge (G) and the foot (H) and move them to the opposite side. Make sure the
washer is installed like it was before disassembly.
5. Move the door hinges (I) to the opposite side.
6. Place the middle hinge (E) on the lower door (F) and place the lower door on the lower
hinge (G). Fasten the mid hinge (the door should be open while you do this). Do not
forget to place the washers (J) and covering plugs (M) as they were placed before the
disassembly.
7. Place the upper door (C) over the middle hinge (E), remove the covering cap (K) and
fasten the upper hinge (B).
8. Install the upper hinge cover (A) and the covering cap (K).
9. Changing the side of the handle (L): remove the covering plugs/caps, undo the screws
and fasten the handle on the opposite side. Place the covering plugs/caps on the
opposite side.
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At OLD TIMER and ORA-ITO appliances alteration of door
opening direction is not possible.
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VERSION II – CONTROLS ON THE DOOR
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Tools required: socket wrench No. 8, Phillips screwdriver, torx 25, flat screwdriver
The procedure to change the direction of door opening should be carried out by at least
two persons.
1. Remove the upper hinge cover (A) and the cover from the connector (B1).
2. Unplug the connector (C), unscrew the upper hinge (D) and remove the upper door (E).
3. Remove the side panels (F) and (G), then unscrew and remove the middle panel (H).
4. Move the upper hinge (D) and the connector and cable to the opposite side. Replace
all three panels (F), (G), and (H). Make sure the cable runs through the grooves in the
panels like it did before disassembly.
5. Then remove the covering plugs (I), unscrew the mid hinge (J) and remove the lower
door (K) from the lower hinge (L).
6. Tilt the appliance backwards, undo the lower hinge (L) and the foot (M) and install them
on the opposite side. Make sure the washer is installed like it was before disassembly.
7. Move the door bearings (N) and retainers (S) to the opposite side.
8. Place the Mid hinge (J) on the lower door (K) and place the lower door on the lower
hinge (L). Fasten the mid hinge (the door should be open while you do this). Do not
forget to place the washers (O) and covering plugs (I) as they were placed before the
disassembly.
9. Place the upper door (E) on the middle hinge (J). Remove the covering plugs (P) and
(B2). Reconnect the connector (C) and fasten the upper hinge (D).
10.Install the cover of the upper hinge (A), connector cap (B1), and covering caps (P) and
(B2).
11. Changing the side of the handle (R): remove the plugs/caps, undo the screws and
fasten the handle on the opposite side.
Place the plugs/caps on the opposite side.
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OPERATING THE APPLIANCE
CONTROL UNIT 1
C
B
D
A
A Temperature adjustment and freezer boost key
(also ON/OFF key – only for NoFrost models)
B Refrigerator compartment temperature indicator
C Freezer boost function indicator
D Alarm indicator
CONTROL UNIT 2
C
B
A
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A Temperature adjustment and freezer boost key
B Refrigerator compartment temperature indicator
C Freezer boost function indicator
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SWITCHING THE APPLIANCE ON/OFF
(CONVENTIONAL APPLIANCES)
To switch on the appliance, plug the power
cord into the power mains outlet.
To switch off the appliance, unplug the
power cord from the power mains outlet.
SWITCHING THE APPLIANCE ON/OFF
(NO FROST APPLIANCES)
When you connect your appliance to the
mains for the first time, it will be in standby
mode (powered, but switched off).
To switch on the appliance press A key for
3 seconds.
To switch off the appliance press again A
key for 3 seconds. Appliance is in standby
mode (still powered).
• Adjust the temperature as desired with a
short press of the A key.
• Press the A key as many times as needed
until the desired temperature is set.
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ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE IN THE APPLIANCE
• Adjust the temperature as desired with
the A key.
• Press the A key until the desired
temperature is set.
• Moreover, when environment temperature
is below 16 °C, we recommend setting
the manually adjustable flap to position 1
(manually adjustable flap is only available
with some appliance models).
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B
The appliance displays the set temperature
of the refrigerator compartment.
• Actual temperature inside the appliance will
depend on its use (amount and distribution
of food, environment temperature, frequency
of door opening, compressor operation or
stand-by mode, fan operation etc.).
• Recommended setting is 5 °C.
• If the temperature of the room where the
appliance is installed is below 16°C, we
recommend setting a temperature lower
than 5 °C.
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FREEZER BOOST FUNCTION
To activate the freezer boost function, press
the A key until the symbol C lights up.
• Use this setting after switching on
the appliance for the first time, before
cleaning, or 24 hours before adding a
large amount of food.
• To switch off the freezer boost function,
press the A key to select the desired
temperature (B). If the function is
not deactivated manually, it will
be deactivated automatically after
approximately two days.
HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM
(CERTAIN MODELS ONLY)
If the temperature inside the appliance is
too high, acoustic alarm will be activated
(intermittent tone) and the D symbol will
flash.
• Use the A key to deactivate the acoustic
alarm. If the alarm is not deactivated, it
will be sounded for the first five minutes
of every hour.
• The symbol D flashes until the appliance
reaches a suitable temperature.
OPEN DOOR ALARM
(CERTAIN MODELS ONLY)
If the refrigerator or freezer compartment
door is open for more than two minutes, an
acoustic alarm (continuous beep) will be
activated.
To acknowledge and turn off the acoustic
alarm press the A key or close the door.
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CONTROL UNIT 3
(CONTROLS ON THE DOOR)
A Temperature adjustment and freezer
boost key
(also ON/OFF key – only for NoFrost
models)
B Refrigerator compartment temperature
indicator
C Freezer boost function indicator
D Alarm indicator
B
C
D
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SWITCHING THE APPLIANCE ON/OFF
(CONVENTIONAL APPLIANCES)
To switch on the appliance, plug the power
cord into the power mains outlet.
To switch off the appliance, unplug the
power cord from the power mains outlet.
SWITCHING THE APPLIANCE ON/OFF
(NO FROST APPLIANCES)
When you connect your appliance to the
mains for the first time, it will be in standby
mode (powered, but switched off).
To switch on the appliance press A key for
3 seconds.
To switch off the appliance press again A
key for 3 seconds. Appliance is in standby
mode (still powered).
• Adjust the temperature as desired with a
short press of the A key.
• Press the A key as many times as needed
until the desired temperature is set.
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ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE IN THE APPLIANCE
• Adjust the temperature as desired with
the A key.
• Press the A key until the desired
temperature is set.
The appliance displays the set temperature
of the refrigerator compartment.
• Actual temperature inside the appliance will
depend on its use (amount and distribution
of food, environment temperature, frequency
of door opening, compressor operation or
stand-by mode, fan operation etc.).
• Recommended setting is 5 °C.
• If the temperature of the room where the
appliance is installed is below 16°C, we
recommend setting a temperature lower
than 5 °C.
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• Moreover, when environment temperature
is below 16 °C, we recommend setting
the manually adjustable flap to position 1
(manually adjustable flap is only available
with some appliance models).
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FREEZER BOOST FUNCTION
To activate the freezer boost function, press
the A key until the symbol C lights up.
• Use this setting after switching on
the appliance for the first time, before
cleaning, or 24 hours before adding a
large amount of food.
• To switch off the freezer boost function,
press the A key to select the desired
temperature (B). If the function is
not deactivated manually, it will
be deactivated automatically after
approximately two days.
HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM
f the temperature inside the appliance is
too high, acoustic alarm will be activated
(intermittent tone) and the D symbol will
flash.
• Use the A key to deactivate the acoustic
alarm. If the alarm is not deactivated, it
will be sounded for the first five minutes
of every hour.
• The symbol D flashes until the appliance
reaches a suitable temperature.
OPEN DOOR ALARM
If the refrigerator or freezer compartment
door is open for more than two minutes, an
acoustic alarm (continuous beep) will be
activated.
To acknowledge and turn off the acoustic
alarm press the A key or close the door.
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MANUALLY ADJUSTABLE FLAP
(ONLY WITH SOME MODELS OF NOFROST APPLIANCES)
The flap is located behind the fruit and vegetable bin. As a factory setting, it is in position
2 or 3.
If it is not possible to reach the right temperature, then set it as described in the section
"Troubleshooting".
Appliances with a height of 2000 mm
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APPLIANCE INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
(* Equipment depends on the model)
SHELF
1
2
• For easier access to food and clarity, the
shelves can be partly pulled out.
• The shelves may be adjusted tu suit
your preferences using the guides in the
refrigerator interior. To remove a shelf
from the refrigerator, pull it out tot he
point when it is stopped by the guide.
Then, lift it slightly at the front part and
pull it all the way out.
Store perishables at the back of the shelf
where the temperature is the lowest.
WIRE BOTTLE RACK*
• Some models also feature a wire bottle
holder. The bottle holder is protected
against being inadvertently pulled out It
can only be pulled out when it is empty.
To pull it out, lift is slightly at the back and
pull it towards you. Place the bottle
holder so that the length of the bottles
does not prevent proper closing of the
door. The holder can take a maximum
load of 9 0.75-liter bottles or 13 kilograms
of total weight – see label on the right
side in the appliance interior.
• Cans may also be placed on the bottle
rack (lengthwise or crosswise).
ELASTIC BOTTLE MAT*
• Some models feature an elastic mat on
which bottles or cans can be placed.
• The mat can also be used as a trivet for
hot pans.
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CRISPZONE – FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BIN WITH
HUMIDITY CONTROL
• The bin at the bottom of the refrigerator is intended for storing fruit and vegetables. It
provides humidity and prevents the food from drying out.
• Store the food in suitable packaging to prevent them from emitting or taking on odours.
The bin has integrated humidity regulator which allows setting the humidity according
to the amount of food stored.
Smaller amounts of food - push the control
slider to the right;
Larger amounts of food - push the control
slider to the left;
• Pulling out the bin:
- Pull out the bin as far as it will go.
Then, lift the front part and pull it out
completely.
INTERIOR SIDE OF THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR
Mounted on the refrigerator door are compartments intended for storing cheese, butter,
eggs, yoghurt and other smaller packages, tubes, cans, etc. There is a bottle shelf at the
lower end of the door.
ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS
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The height of door bins can be adjusted to
your preferences without having to take
them out of the appliance.
Squeeze the tabs on both sides and move
the bin up or down.
To remove a bin from the appliance, lift it as
far as it will go and pull it out.
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STORAGE BIN (MULTIBOX)*
• MultiBox bin offers a convenient way for
storing food with a strong or pungent
smell, e.g. ripened or blue-vein cheese,
sausages, onions, butter etc.
• The silicone lid provides an air-tight seal
that prevents the food from drying out
and the odour to spread throughout the
refrigerator compartment.
• The silicon lid can also be used as an egg
or ice tray.
• If the flexible lid is used as an egg tray, place it directly on the bottom of the door bin
and use the open lower part of the Multibox bin to store food in smaller packages – pâté,
jams, smaller tubes etc.
FAN*
• The fan placed under the refrigerator compartment ceiling or hidden in the freezer unit
will make sure the temperature is distributed more evenly and reduce condensation
(dew) on the storage surfaces.
IONIZER (IONAIR)*
• Air ionizer installed in the refrigerator compartment keeps the air permanently fresh. As
a result, the food remains fresh and tasty longer.
• Air ionizer can be switched on and off using the switch located on the fan housing or on
the side of the cooling tower (depending on the model).
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CONVENTIONAL APPLIANCES
Switching the ionizer on/off
ON=
I
OFF =
0
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When the ionizer is switched on, a red dot will be visible on the switch.
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NO FROST APPLIANCE
Ionizer switched on
Ionizer switched off
ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY
Innovative sensor technology allows adjusting appliance operation to the user's habits
or behaviour. Adaptive intelligent system monitors, analyzes, and records on a daily
and weekly basis the use of appliance and adapts appliance operation to the perceived
patterns. If the appliance is able to anticipate increased frequency of door opening,
the appliance will automatically lower the temperature before such time to prevent the
increase of food temperature as the door is opened more often. The appliance will also
anticipate adding larger amounts of food into the refrigerator or freezer and adapt by
cooling or freezing more intensively.
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RECOMMENDED DISTRIBUTION
OF FOOD IN THE APPLIANCE
Sections of the refrigerator:
- upper part: canned food, bread, wine, pastry etc.
- middle part: dairy products, ready-made meals, desserts, soft drinks, beer, cooked food,
etc.
- Fresh/Zero bin: - meat, meat produce, delicatessen;
- Fruit and vegetable bin: fresh fruit, vegetables, salads, root vegetables, potatoes,
onions, garlic, tomatoes, tropical fruit, sauerkraut, turnips etc.
Sections in the refrigerator compartment
door:
- upper/middle door bins: eggs, butter,
cheese etc.
- lower door bins: beverages, cans, bottles
etc.
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Freezer sections:
- freezing, storage of frozen food (see Freezing and Storing Frozen Food).
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STORING FOOD IN THE
REFRIGERATOR
IMPORTANT WARNINGS REGARDING FOOD STORAGE
Correct use of the appliance, appropriate packaging, maintaining
the right temperature, and observing the food hygiene standards
has a decisive impact on the quality of food storage.
Observe the expiry dates for the food, specified on the
packaging.
Food stored in the refrigerator should be kept in closed
containers or appropriate packaging to prevent them from
emitting or receiving odours.
Do not store inflammable, volatile, and explosive substances in
the refrigerator.
Bottles with high alcohol content should be tightly sealed and
stored in an upright position.
Some organic solutions, essential oils in lemon and orange peel,
butter acid, etc. may damage the plastic surfaces in case of a
prolonged contact, causing damage and premature ageing of
these materials.
Unpleasant odour warns of lacking cleanliness of the appliance or
perished contents (see Cleaning the Appliance).
If you are leaving home for a longer period of time, remove
perishables from the refrigerator.
FOOD STORAGE TIMES
Recommended storage time in the refrigerator
Type of food
Time
eggs, marinades, smoked meat
up to 10 days
cheese
up to 10 days
root vegetables
up to 8 days
butter
up to 7 days
deserts, fruit, ready-to-eat food, chunks of raw
meat
up to 2 days
fish, raw minced meat, seafood
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up to 1 day
STORING FOOD IN THE
FRESHZONE DRAWER
In the FreshZone compartment, food stays fresh longer than in a conventional
refrigerator, retaining more flavour and nutrients.
Decay and loss of mass are slowed down; therefore, fruit and vegetables remain fresh and
natural longer.
For optimum performance, the drawer should be fully closed.
• When buying food, make sure it is fresh as this will determine the quality of the food, as
well as how long it will keep in the fridge.
• Store the food in closed containers or appropriate packaging to prevent them from
emitting or receiving odours.
• Take the food from the drawer 30-60 minutes before use to allow the aroma and flavour
develop at room temperature.
• Food sensitive to low temperature and not appropriate for storage in the FreshZone
drawer include the following: pineapple, avocado, bananas, olives, potatoes, eggplant,
cucumbers, beans, peppers (capsicum), melons, watermelons, pumpkins, squash,
zucchini etc.
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• To remove the drawer:
- Pull out the drawer until it is blocked.
- Then, lift it at the front and pull it all the
way out.
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STORING FOOD IN THE
ZEROZONE DRAWER
The ZeroZone compartment allows storing a wide variety of fresh food for up to three
times longer than in a conventional refrigerator. The food stays fresh longer, retaining
the flavour and nutrients. The temperature in this drawer depends on the temperature
settings in the refrigerator compartment, environment temperature, frequency of door
opening, and amount of food placed in it. For a temperature around 0 °C in the ZeroZone
drawer, we recommend setting the refrigerator compartment temperature to 4 °C or
lower. Temperature in the ZeroZone drawer may fall below 0 °C. Therefore, place the
temperature-sensitive food in the upper parts of the refrigerator.
For optimum performance, the drawer should be fully closed.
• When buying food, make sure it is fresh as this will determine the quality of the food, as
well as how long it will keep in the fridge.
• Store the food in closed containers or appropriate packaging to prevent them from
emitting or receiving odours and humidity.
• Take the food from the drawer 30-60 minutes before use to allow the aroma and flavour
develop at room temperature.
• Food sensitive to low temperature and not appropriate for storage in the ZeroZone
drawer include the following: pineapple, avocado, bananas, olives, potatoes, eggplant,
cucumbers, beans, peppers (capsicum), melons, watermelons, pumpkins, squash,
zucchini etc.
• To remove the drawer:
- Pull out the drawer until it is blocked.
- Then, lift it at the front and pull it all the
way out.
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APPROXIMATE STORAGE TIME IN THE ZEROZONE
DRAWER*
Type of food
Time
sausages, cold cuts, beef, pork, venison, raw meat
up to 7 days
Poultry
up to 5 days
fish
up to 4 days
seafood
up to 3 days
Vegetables:
cabbage, garlic, carrots
up to 180 days
celery, herbs
up to 30 days
Green lettuce, cauliflower, radicchio, rhubarb
up to 21 days
broccoli, asparagus, kale, Chinese cabbage, kohlrabi, radish
up to 14 days
onions, mushrooms, spinach, peas
up to 7 days
Fruit:
apples
up to 180 days
pears, kiwi
up to 120 days
grapes, quinces
up to 90 days
peaches
up to 30 days
redcurrant, gooseberries, plums
up to 21 days
apricots, blueberries, cherries
up to 14 days
raspberries, strawberries
up to 3-5 days
Other:
milk
up to 7 days
butter
up to 30 days
cheese
up to 30 days
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* depending on the quality and freshness of food
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FREEZING AND STORING
FROZEN FOOD
FREEZING PROCESS
Maximum amount of fresh food that may be inserted at once is
specified on the appliance rating plate. If the amount of food to
be frozen exceeds the indicated amount, the quality of freezing
will be inferior; in addition, the quality of the food already frozen
will deteriorate.
• To make use of the entire freezer volume, remove all drawers.
Place the food directly on the shelves and on the freezer bottom.
- Do not remove the bottom drawer in NO FROST appliances of A+++ energy class.
- Do not remove the top drawer in OLD TIMER appliances (does not apply to NO
FROST appliances).
• Activate the super freeze function 24 hours before freezing fresh food:
- press the A key repeatedly until the symbol C lights up;
After this time, insert the fresh food into the freezing compartment.
Make sure the fresh food is not in contact with the food that is already frozen!
The most suitable place for freezing a large amount of fresh food is the upper section of
the freezer.
• When freezing smaller quantities of food (1-2 kilograms), activating the super freeze
function is not required.
• After 24 hours, the food can be moved to other freezer compartments and the freezing
process can be repeated as necessary.
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IMPORTANT WARNINGS ON FREEZING
FRESH FOOD
Only freeze the food that is suitable for freezing in the freezer.
Make sure the food you freeze is of high quality and fresh.
Choose appropriate packaging and use the packaging correctly.
Packaging should not be permeable to humidity; it should be
airtight to prevent the food from drying out and loss of vitamins.
Label the food; indicate the type of food, amount, and date of
freezing.
It is important that the food is frozen as quickly as possible.
Therefore, keep the packages small. Refrigerate the food before
freezing.
STORAGE OF INDUSTRIALLY FROZEN
FOOD
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• When storing and using frozen food, observe the manufacturer's instructions.
Temperature and expiry date are indicated on the packaging.
• Only choose food with undamaged packaging, stored in freezers at temperatures of
-18°C or lower.
• Do not purchase food covered in frost as this indicates they have been partly defrosted
several times and that they are of inferior quality.
• Protect the food from thawing during transport. In case of an increase in temperature,
storage time will be shorter and quality will deteriorate.
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FROZEN FOOD STORAGE TIME
Recommended storage time in the freezer
Type of food
Time
fruit, beef
from 10 to 12 months
vegetables, veal, poultry
from 8 to 10 months
Venison
from 6 to 8 months
Pork
from 4 to 6 months
minced meat
4 months
bread, pastry, ready-to-eat meals, lean
3 months
entrails
2 months
smoked sausage, fatty fish
1 month
DEFROSTING FROZEN FOOD
Freezing the food does not kill the microorganisms. After the food is defrosted or thawed,
bacteria is re-activated and the food spoils quickly. Use the partially or completely
defrosted food as soon as possible.
Partial thawing decreases the nutritive value of the food, particularly fruit, vegetables, and
ready-to-eat food.
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DEFROSTING THE APPLIANCE
AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR DEFROSTING
Refrigerator does not need defrosting because the ice on the back interior wall is thawed
automatically.
Any accumulated ice will melt when the compressor unit is inactive. Drops will flow through an
opening in the refrigerator rear wall into a tray fitted above the compressor, from where they
will evaporate.
If an excessive layer of ice is formed on the rear wall of refrigerator interior (3-5 mm),
switch off the appliance and defrost the appliance manually.
DEFROSTING A CONVENTIONAL FREEZER
• Defrost the freezer when an approximately 3-5 milimeter layer of of frost or ice has built
up.
• 24 hours before defrosting, activate the super freeze function to additionally cool the
food (see section »Freezing Process«).
After this period, remove the food from the freezer and protect them from defrosting.
• Switch off the appliance (see chapter Switching the appliance on/off) and unplug the
power cord.
• Do not use any defrosting sprays as they may melt the plastic parts or harm your health.
• Do not use a knife or any other sharp object to remove the frost, because you may
damage a pipe of the cooling system.
• To speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of hot water on the glass shelf.
• Clean and dry the appliance interior (see Cleaning the Appliance).
DEFROSTING A NO FROST FREEZER
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• The NO FROST freezer will defrost automatically. Occasional frost that may appear on
the walls will disappear automatically.
• Build-up of ice or frost in the freezer compartment can be a result of abnormal use of
appliance (door opened too frequently and/or too long, door not properly closed etc.).
In this case, unplug the appliance, remove the food from the freezer and protect them
from defrosting.
Clean and dry the freezer interior. Before returning the frozen food into the freezer,
switch on the appliance and select the desired setting.
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CLEANING THE APPLIANCE
Before cleaning, unplug the appliance from the power mains – switch off the appliance
(see chapter Switching the Appliance On/Off) and unplug the power cord from the wall
outlet.
• Use a soft cloth to clean all surfaces. Cleaners that contain abrasive substances, acids,
or solvents are not suitable for cleaning as they may damage the surface.
Clean the appliance exterior with water or a mild solution of suds. Lacquer-coated and
aluminium surfaces may be cleaned with lukewarm water to which you have added a mild
detergent. Use of cleaners with low alcohol content is allowed (e.g. window cleaners).
Do not use cleaners containing alcohol for cleaning plastic materials.
Appliance interior can be cleaned with lukewarm water to which you can add some
vinegar.
• A gutter and an opening through which
the water from thawed ice flows are
located underneath the cooling panel that
cools the refrigerator interior. The gutter
and the opening may not be clogged.
Inspect them often and clean if necessary
(e.g. with a plastic straw).
• Frost or ice build-up, 3-5 mm thick, will
increase power consumption. Therefore,
it should be regularly removed (does not
apply to NO FROST freezer). Do not use
any sharp objects, solvents, or sprays.
• The condenser unit mounted on the
(exterior) back wall should always be
kept clean, free of dust or deposits
resulting from kitchen smoke or fumes..
Occasionally clean the dust using a soft
non-metal brush or a vacuum cleaner.
• After cleaning, switch the appliance back
on and insert the food.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Cause or remedy:
Appliance is connected
to the power mains but it
does not work.
• Make sure there is voltage in the power outlet and that
the appliance is switched on.
Cooling system operates
continuously for a long
period of time:
• Too high environment temperature.
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not closed correctly (possible impurities on the
seal, misaligned door, damaged seal etc.).
• Too much fresh food inserted at once.
• Sensor in the refrigerator (A) blocked by fresh food.
Make sure the air can circulate around the sensor (only
with some models).
• Insufficient compressor and condenser cooling. Check
the air circulation behind the appliance and clean the
condenser unit.
Excessive build-up of
ice on the back wall of
refrigerator interior can be
a result of the following:
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Warm food placed in the refrigerator.
• Food in contact with the back interior wall of the
refrigerator.
• Poor door sealing.
• If the seal is dirty or damaged, clean it or replace it.
Build-up of ice or frost in
the freezer interior may be
a result of the following:
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not properly closed.
• Poor door sealing.
• If the seal is dirty or damaged, clean or replace it.
Condensate (dew) on the
shelf above the drawers:
• This is a transient phenomenon which cannot be entirely
avoided in periods of high environment temperature and
humidity. It subsides when temperature and humidity are
normalized. We recommend cleaning the drawers more
frequently and wiping the droplets occasionally.
• Open the humidity control slider.
• Place the food in to bags or other airtight packaging.
Water leaking from the
refrigerator:
• Clogged water discharge opening or water dripping past
the water gutter.
• Clean the clogged opening, for example using a plastic
straw.
• If a thick layer of ice builds up, defrost the appliance
manually (see Defrosting the Appliance).
The D key will flash:
• Door opened too frequently or too long.
• Door not closed correctly (possible impurities on the
seal, misaligned door, damaged seal etc.).
• A longer power failure.
• Too much fresh food inserted at once.
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Problem:
Cause or remedy:
Door is difficult to open:
• If you are trying to open the freezer door after just
having closed it, this could be difficult to do.
As you open the door, some cool air escapes from
the appliance and it is replaced by warm air from the
environment. When this air is cooled, negative pressure is
generated which results in problems as you try to open
the door. After a few minutes, the condition is normalized
and the door can be easily opened again.
LED lighting does not
work:
• If LED lighting does not work, call a service technician.
• Do not attempt a repair of the LED lighting yourself, as
there is danger of contact with high voltage!
Temperature in the freezer
too high:
• Set the manual flap (located behind the fruit and
vegetables bin) by pressing the button and moving it to
position 1 (only with some models).
If none of the instructions above fixes your problem, call the nearest authorized service
center and state the type, model, and serial number found on the rating plate/label which is
located in the appliance interior.
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INFORMATION ABOUT
APPLIANCE NOISE
Cooling in refrigerator freezers is made possible by a cooling system that also includes a
compressor (and a fan with some appliances), which generates some noise. The level of
noise depends on installation, proper use, and age of the appliance.
• After connecting the appliance to the power mains, compressor operation, or the
sound of flowing liquid, may be somewhat louder. This is not a sign of malfunction and it
will not affect the useful life of the appliance. In time, appliance operation and this noise
will become quieter.
• Sometimes, unusual or loud noise may appear during appliance operation; these are
mostly the result of improper installation:
- The appliance must stand level and stable on a solid base.
- The appliance may not be in contact with a wall or adjacent furniture.
- Make sure the interior equipment sits firmly in its place and that the noise is not
caused by cans, bottles or other containers placed next to each other.
• Due to the higher workload on the cooling system when the door is opened more
frequently or for a longer time, when a large amount of fresh food is introduced, or
when intensive freezing or cooling functions are activated, the appliance can temporarily
generate more noise.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES THAT DO NOT AFFECT THE
FUNCTIONALITY OF THE APPLIANCE.
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Instructions for use of the appliance can also be found on our website at www.gorenje.
com / < http://www.gorenje.com />
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