RETRO COMBI FRIDGE FREEZER
Installation & User Instructions - Please keep for future reference
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Important – Please read these instructions fully before installing or using
These instructions contain important information which will help you get the best from your
appliance and ensure safe and correct installation, use and maintenance.
If you need help or have damaged or missing parts, call the Customer Helpline: 0345
257 7271
Issue 1 - 15/03/2014
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Contents
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Description Of Product & Contents
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General warnings
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BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
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Old and out-of-order fridges
Safety warnings
Installing and operating your fridge
Before Using your Fridge
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
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Thermostat settings
Warnings for Temperature Settings
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ARRANGING FOOD IN THE APPLIANCE
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The Deep Freeze Compartment
Cooling Compartment
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
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Defrosting
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SHIPMENT AND REPOSITIONING
12
Trouble Shooting
12
Replacing the Bulb
Repositioning the Door
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BEFORE CALLING YOUR AFTER SALES
SERVICE
13
Technical Specifications
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Tips for saving energy
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Product code
BSFF60B
BSFF60R
BSFF60C
BSFF60G
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Description Of Product & ContentsCustomer Helpline: 0345 257 7271
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A) Cooling Compartment
B) Freezing Compartment
1) Glass Shelves x 3
2) Thermostat
3) Glass Above the Vegetable Holder
4) Vegetable Holders
5) Bottle-Holder
6) Upper Shelves x 3
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7) Egg Holders x 2
8) Lamp switch
9) Fridge lamp and cover
10) Glass shelves x 2
11) Middle baskets x 2
12) Lower Basket x 1
13) Ice Tray x2
14) Leveling Feet x 2
15) Wine Rack x 1
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BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
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Important - Please read these instructions fully before installation
General warnings
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 use electrical appliances
inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING: Do not damage the refrigerant
circuit.
WARNING: To avoid a hazard due to the
instability of the appliance, it must be fixed
in accordance with the instructions.
• This appliance contains the coolant
Isobutane (R600a), a natural gas which
is environmentally friendly. Although it
is flammable, it does not damage the
ozone layer and does not increase the
greenhouse effect. The use of this
coolant has, however, led to a slight
increase in the noise level of the
appliance. In addition to the noise of
the compressor, you might be able to
hear the coolant flowing around the
system. This is unavoidable, but does
not have any adverse effect on the
performance of the appliance.
Care must be taken during the
transportation and installation of the
appliance that no parts of the cooling
system are damaged. Leaking coolant
can damage the eyes.
In the event of any damage:
- Avoid open flames and anything which
creates a spark,
- Disconnect from the mains,
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- Air the room in which the appliance is
located for several minutes
- Contact the Service Department for
advice.
• Whilst carrying and positioning the appliance
care must be taken not to damage the cooler
gas circuit at the rear of the appliance
• Do not store explosive substances such as
aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in
this appliance.
• This appliance is not designed for
commercial use. It is intended for use in
domestic households only.
• This appliance is not intended for outdoor
use. It must only be used as a domestic
appliance to cool and store food as well as to
store deep frozen food, freeze fresh food and
to prepare ice.
• If the socket does not match the
refrigerator plug, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer, its service agent
or similar qualified persons in order
to prevent any hazard occuring.
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their
safety. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
• Before connecting the appliance, make sure
that the connection data on the data plate
(voltage and frequency) matches the mains
electricity supply. This data must correspond
in order to avoid the risk of damage to the
appliance. Consult a qualified electrician if in
any doubt.
Before using the appliance
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Safety warnings
• Children 8 years and older may use the
appliance only if they have been given clear
instructions how to use it in a safe way manner
and understand the hazards involved. Do not
allow children to play with the packaging
material, e.g. plastic bags and wrappings.
Danger of suffocation.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent
or similar qualified persons in order to avoid a
hazard.
Old and out-of-order fridges
• If your old fridge has a locking mechanism
please ensure is is unusable before discarding
it, as children may get trapped inside and it may
cause an accident or injury.
• Old fridges and freezers contain isolation
material and refrigerant with
CFC. Therefore, take care not to
harm the environment when you
are discarding your old fridges.
Please ask your local authority
about the disposal of the WEEE
products reuse, recycle and
recovery purposes.
Notes:
• Please read the instruction manual carefully
before installing and using your appliance. We
are not responsible of the damage
occurred due to misuse.
• Follow all instructions on your appliance and
instruction manual, keep this manual in a safe
place to resolve any problems that may occur
in the future.
• This appliance is produced to be used in
domestic households only. It is not suitable for
commercial use. Such use will cause the
guarantee of the appliance to be cancelled
and our company will not be responsible for
the losses that may occur.
• This appliance is produced to be used in
domestic households and it is only suitable
for cooling / storing foods. It is not suitable for
commercial use and/or for storing substances
except for food. Our company is not
responsible for the losses that may occur by
incorrect use.
• Do not use extension leads when connecting
this appliance.
• Do not plug in damaged, torn or old plugs.
• Do not pull, bend or damage the cord.
• This appliance is designed
for use by adults, do not
allow children to play with
the appliance or let them to
hang on the door.
• Do not insert or remove the
plug from the socket with wet
hands. Electrocution and or
injury may occur.
• Do not place glass bottles or
cans in the freezer
compar tment. Bottles or
cans may explode.
• Do not place explosive or
flammable material in your
fridge for your safety. Place
drinks with higher alcohol
content vertically and by
closing their necks tightly in
the fridge compartment.
• When taking ice made in the
freezer compartment , do
not touch it, ice may cause
ice burns and/or cuts.
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• Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands!
Do not eat ice-cream and ice cubes
immediately after you take them out of the
freezer compartment!
• Do not re-freeze defrosted items.
. This may cause health issues like
food poisoning.
• Do not cover the body or top of fridge. This
affects the performance of your fridge.
• Ensure the accessories are secured during
transportation to prevent damage.
• Before using your fridge,
wipe all parts with warm
water , and then rinse and
dry. Place all parts back in
the appliance after cleaning.
• Install the distance adjustment plastic (the
part with black vanes at the rear) by turning
it 90° as shown in the figure to prevent the
condenser from touching the wall.
• Refrigerators should be placed against a
wall with a free distance of at least 75mm.
Installing and operating your fridge
Before starting to use your fridge, you should
pay attention to the following points:
• Operating voltage for your fridge is 220-240
V at 50Hz.
• We do not take the responsibility of the
damages that occur due to ungrounded
usage.
• Do not place your appliance in direct sunlight.
• Your appliance should be at
least 50 cm away from stoves,
Gas ovens and heaters, and
should be at least 5 cm away
from electrical ovens.
• Your fridge should never be
used outdoors or left out in the
rain.
• When your fridge is placed next to a deep
freezer, there should be at least 2 cm
between them to prevent humidity on the
outer surface.
• Do not place anything on your fridge, and
install your fridge in a suitable place so that
there is at least 15cm clearance at the top.
• The adjustable front legs should stabilise in
an appropriate height to allow your fridge to
operate in a stable and proper way. You can
adjust the legs by turning them clockwise (or
in the opposite direction). This should be
done before placing food in the fridge.
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Before Using your Fridge
• Before switching on your
appliance for the first time,
ensure it is positioned in it’s
desired final location and is
in it’s upright position for at
least 3 hours before
plugging in and switching
on the power. Otherwise
you may damage the
compressor.
• You may experience a odour from the
appliance when it is operated for the first time.
This is normal and will fade when your
appliance starts to cool.
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Information On No-Frost Technology
No-frost refrigerators
differ from other static
refrigerators in the way
they work.
In static fridges, the
humidity entering the
fridge due to door
openings and the
humidity inherent in food
causes freezing in the
freezer compartment. To
defrost the frost and ice in
the freezer compartment,
you are periodically
required to turn off the
appliance, place the food
that needs to be kept
frozen in a separately
cooled container, and
remove the ice gathered
in
the
freezer
compartment.
It is completely different in no-frost fridges. Dry
and cold air is blown into the fridge and freezer
compartments continuously and evenly from
several points via a blower fan. Cold air
dispersed continuously and evenly between
the shelves cools all of your food equally and
uniformly, thus preventing humidity and
freezing.
Therefore your no-frost fridge allows you ease
of use, in addition to its huge capacity and
stylish appearance.
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
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Thermostat settings
Cooler and Freezer Thermostat Knob
Cooling compartment
The thermostat ensures that the temperature
settings in the cooling and freezing
compar tments of your refrigerator are
controlled automatically. It may be set to any
value ranging from 1 to 6. As you turn the
thermostat setting control from 1 to 6, the
amount of cooling increases.
Cooling compartment thermostat control:
5 - 6 : For higher cooling / summer use / full
fridges
3 - 5 : For normal use.
1 - 3 : For lower cooling / winter use / empty
fridges
Warnings for Temperature Settings
• It is not recommended that you operate your
fridge in environments colder than 10°C in
terms of its efficiency.
• The thermostat setting should be done by
taking into consideration how often the fresh
food and freezer doors are opened and
closed, how much food is stored in the
refrigerator, and the environment in which the
refrigerator is located.
• Your fridge should be operated up to 24 hours
according to the ambient temperature
without interruption after being plugged in to
be completely cooled. Do not open doors of
your fridge frequently and do not place much
food inside it in this period.
• A 5 minute delaying function is applied to
prevent damage to the compressor of your
fridge, when you take the plug out and then
plug it on again to operate it or when a power
cut occurs.Your fridge will start to operate
normally after 5 minutes.
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• Your fridge is designed to operate in the ambient
temperature intervals stated in the standards,
according to the climate class stated in the
information label. It is not recommended that
your fridge is operated in the environments
which are out of the stated temperature
intervals in terms of cooling efficiency.
Climate Class
T
ST
N
SN
Ambient
16 to 43 °C
16 to 38 °C
16 to 32 °C
10 to 32 °C
ARRANGING FOOD IN THE APPLIANCE
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Cooling Compartment
• To prevent humidity and odour forming, the
food should be placed in the refrigerator in
closed or covered containers.
• Hot foods and drinks should be cooled to
room temperatures before being placed in the
refrigerator.
• Please do not place packaged food and
containers against the lamp or cover of the
cooling compartment.
• Fruits and vegetables may be placed directly
in the vegetable holder without being
wrapped separately.
• Some recommendations have been
specified below for the placement and
storage of your food in the cooling
compartment.
NOTE: Potatoes, onions and garlic should not
be stored in the refrigerator. Meat should never
be refrozen after it is thawed.
The Deep Freeze Compartment
• Use the deep freeze compartment of your
refrigerator for storing the frozen food for a
long time and for producing ice.
• To get maximum capacity from your freezer
compartment, please just use the glass
shelves for upper and middle section. For
bottom section, please use lower basket.
• Place the food you would like to freeze
initially in the upper shelf of the deep freeze
section . You may place your food next to the
other frozen foods after they are frozen (for at
least 24 hours).
• It is recommended to keep thermostat set at
level 5.
• It is recommended that the food which is
being newly frozen be kept separate from the
already frozen food.
• Do not refreeze the frozen food once it is
thawed. It may pose a danger to your health
• Do not place hot meals in your deep freeze
until they cool down. You could cause the
other food frozen beforehand in the deep
freeze compartment to become spoiled.
• As you buy frozen food, make sure it was
frozen under appropriate conditions and that
the packaging is not torn.
• While storing frozen food, the storage
conditions on the package should be
observed. If there are no instructions, the food
has to be consumed in the shortest period of
time.
• Frozen food has to be transported before it
thaws and it should be placed in the fast
freezing shelf as soon as possible. Please
do not use the baskets for fast freezing
purposes.
• The storage durations of frozen food depend
on the environmental temperatures, the
frequent opening and closing of the doors,
thermostat settings, food types, and the
period of time that has elapsed from when
the food was acquired to the time it entered
the freezer. Always abide by the instructions
on the package and never exceed the storage
duration.
• During power cuts, please do not open the
door of the deep freeze compartment. Your
refrigerator will preserve your frozen food in
the ambient temperature of 25°C for about 13
hours. This preser vation time per iod
decreases the higher the ambient
temperatures are. During extended power
cuts, you should not refreeze your food and
should be disposed of accordingly.
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Note: Frozen foods, when thawed, should be
cooked just like fresh foods. Once food is
thawed, it must NEVER be re-frozen.
Food in liquid form should be frozen in suitable
plastic sealed containers. Other food types can
also be frozen in suitable plastic sealed
containers or alternatively freezer bags.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
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Defrosting
• Make sure you unplug the fridge before
starting to clean it.
• Do not pour water directly over your appliance.
• You can wipe the inner and
outer sides with a soft cloth
or a sponge using warm
soapy water.
• Remove parts
individually and
clean by hand
with
soapy
water. Do not
place
in
dishwashers.
• Your refrigerator performs fully automatic
defrosting. The water formed as a result of
defrosting passes through the water
collection spout, flows into the vaporization
container behind your refrigerator and
evaporates by itself in there.
• Make sure you have disconnected the
plug of your refrigerator before cleaning
the drainage tray.
• Remove the drainage tray from its position
by unscrewing the screws as indicated. Clean
it with soapy water periodically to avoid
odours and smells.
• Never use flammable,
explosive or corrosive
material for cleaning your
appliance.
• You should clean the
condenser periodically
to
keep
your
appliance running
efficiently.
Make sure your appliance is unplugged
before cleaning.
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Trouble Shooting
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Replacing the Bulb
To replace the bulb in the freezer and fridge
compartments;
1- Unplug your fridge.
2- Carefully remove the light cover from the top
panel.
3- Replace with the same type wattage bulb.
4- Reinstall the light cover.
5- Wait for 5 minutes before re-plugging the
fridge in and restore the thermostat to its
original position.
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SHIPMENT AND REPOSITIONING
• Original packaging and foam may be kept for re-transportation (optional).
• You should fasten your fridge with thick packaging, bands or strong cords and follow the instructions
for transportation on the packaging for re-transportation.
• Remove all movable parts (shelves, accessories, vegetable bins
etc.) or fix them into the fridge so that they are secure and do not
move.
• Carry your appliance in an upright position only.
Repositioning the Door
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE ON THIS MODEL TO CHANGE THE OPENING DIRECTION OF YOUR
APPLIANCES DOORS
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BEFORE CALLING YOUR AFTER SALES SERVICE
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If your refrigerator is not working:
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• Is there an electrical failure?
• Has the plug been correctly connected to the
socket?
• Has there been a blow-out in the fuse or
breaker of the electrical circuit to which the plug
has been connected?
• Are there any faults with the socket? For this
purpose, try the plug of your refrigerator by
connecting it to a socket which you are sure is
working.
If there is still noise:
• Has your refrigerator been leveled? Have the
feet been adjusted and set correctly?
• Is there anything behind your refrigerator?
• Are the shelves or the plates on the shelves
of your fridge vibrating? If so, then rearrange
the shelves and/or accordingly.
• Are the goods placed in the appliance
vibrating? Secure them or rearrange on the
shelf.
Crackling (Ice Cracking) Noise:
• It is sometimes heard during the
automatic defrosting process as the ice
which has formed on the cooling coil
melts and falls into the drainage tray.
Short Cracking Noise: It is sometimes
heard when the thermostat turns the
compressor on and off.
Compressor Noise:
• It is a normal engine noise. This noise
indicates that the compressor is
operating normally.
• As the compressor first switched on, it
might run a bit more noisey initially for
a short period of time.
Bubbling and gurgling sound: This noise
is emitted as the coolant fluid flows through
the pipes within the system.
Water flowing sound: This is the normal
sound of water flowing into the drainage tray
during the defrosting process.
Air blowing sound: It is the normal fan
sound. This sound may be heard due to air
circulation in No Frost refrigerators when
the system is operating normally.
If your refrigerator does not get cold
enough:
• Is the thermostat set correctly?
• Are the doors of your refrigerator opened very
frequently and do they remain open for long
periods of time?
• Do the doors of your refrigerator fully close and
are the door gaskets sealed correctly?
• Are any containers or dishes placed in your
refrigerator touching the back wall in such a
way that they are obstructing the air circulation?
• Is your refrigerator over-filled?
• Is there enough space between your
refrigerator and the back and side walls?
If the food in the Cooling/Freezing
compartment is colder than necessary:
• Has a suitable temperature been selected ?
(Is the thermostat control selected as position
“5”?)
• Is there too much newly placed food in the
deep freeze compartment?
If there is, the compressor shall operate longer
for freezing it; hence it may also possibly be
cooling the food in the cooling compartment
more than necessary.
If your refrigerator is operating noisily:
The compressor shall from time to time energize
to ensure that the adjusted coolness level remain
fixed. The noise that may be heard from the
refrigerator at that time is normal.
Once the required coolness level has been
achieved, the noise should automatically
reduce.
If the edges of the refrigeration cabinet
near the door seals are hot:
• Especially in summer months (in hot
weather), there might be warming of the
surfaces contacted by the seal on the
refrigerator. This is normal.
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If there is moisture on the inner parts
of your refrigerator:
• Has the food been properly packaged and
sealed? Have the containers been well dried
before they were put into the refrigerator?
• Are the doors of the refrigerator opened very
frequently? Once the door is opened, the
humidity found in the air enters the
refrigerator. Especially if the humidity levels
in the room are very high. The more
frequently the door is opened, the faster the
humidification.
If the doors are not being properly
closed:
• Is food preventing the doors from closing?
• Have the door compartments, shelves and
drawers been properly positioned?
• Are the door seals defective or torn?
• Is your refrigerator standing on level ground?
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• In case of a sudden power loss or
disconnecting and reconnecting of the plug
to the electrical socket, the compressor
protective thermal element will be opened as
the pressure of the gas in the cooling system
of your refrigerator has not yet been
balanced. In 4 or 5 minutes, your refrigerator
will start to operate; this is normal.
• If you won’t be using your refrigerator for a
long time (such as on summer holidays),
please disconnect the plug from the socket.
Clean your refrigerator as per Part 4 of these
instructions and leave the door open to
prevent any humidification or odour forming.
• If the problem persists after you have followed
all the instructions above, please consult to
our authorised service agent.
• The appliance you have purchased is
designed for home use and can be used only
at home for the stated purposes. It is not
suitable for commercial use. If the consumer
uses the appliance in a way that does not
comply with these features, we emphasise
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we shall not be responsible for any repair and
failure within the guarantee period.
• The lifetime of your appliance stated and
declared by the Department of Industry (the
period for retaining parts required for the
proper functioning of the appliance) is 10
years.
Technical Specifications
Supplier's name or trade mark
Model / Item
Type of appliance
The energy efficiency class
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BUSH
BSFF60B
BSFF60R
BSFF60C
BSFF60G
GT/N366
A+
Voltage
220-240V / 50 Hz
Power
174 W
Energy consumption
0,836 kw/24h - 305 kw/year
Net storage volume of fresh food
231 lt.
Net storage volume of frozen food
87 lt.
Star rating of frozen food storage compartment
Power cut failure safe storage
Freezing capacity'
Climate class'
Size (mm) (W x D x H)
Noise'
4
780 mins (25ºC) 600 mins (32ºC)
4,2 Kg
T/N (16°C - 43°C)
595 x 632,5 x 1855
45 dB (A)
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by minor changes or inconsistencies in these
instructions that may occur as a result of product improvements and development.
Conformity Information
• This equipment is designed for use at an ambient tem-perature within the 16°C - 43°C range
• The appliance is designed in compliance with the IEC60335-1 / IEC60335-2-24, 2004/108/EC
standards.
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Tips for saving energy
1– Install the appliance in a cool, well
ventilated room , but not in direct sunlight
or near heat sources (radiators, cooker,
etc....).
2– Allow warm food and drinks to cool down
before placing in the appliance.
3– When thawing frozen food, place it in the
refrigerator compartment. The frozen food
will help to cool the refrigerator
compartment when it is thawing.
4– When placing liquids in the appliance they
must be covered.
5– When placing food and drinks, open the
appliance door as briefly as possible.
6– Keep closed the covers of any different
temperature compartments in the appliance
(crisper, chiller ...etc ).
7– Door seals should be kept clean and
undamaged.
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Guarantee
Product Guarantee
This product is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a period of
2
Year
This product is guaranteed for twenty four months from the date of original purchase.
Any defect that arises due to faulty materials or workmanship will either be replaced,
refunded or repaired free of charge where possible during this period by the dealer
from whom you purchased the unit.
The guarantee is subject to the following provisions:
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Customer Helpline: 0845
0845 600
600 4632.
4632.
Guarantor: Argos Ltd
489 - 499 Avebury Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 2NW
RE-WIRING YOUR PLUG
For your safety please read the following information
Warning: This appliance must be earthed.
This appliance operates from 220-240 volts and should be protected by a 13 amp fuse in
the plug.
The appliance is supplied with a standard 13 amp 3-pin mains plug fitted with a 13-amp fuse.
Should the fuse require replacement, it must be replaced with a fuse rated at 13 amp and
approved to BS1362.
If the mains plug which is fitted is unsuitable for the socket outlet in your home or is removed
for any other reason, please follow the instructions below on how to wire a 13 amp 3 pin
plug..
GREEN/YELLOW
Earth
How to wire a 13 amp plug.
BROWN
Live
Important
The wires in the mains lead on this appliance are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
BLUE
Neutral
FUSE
13 Amps
Green and Yellow - Earth
Blue – Neutral
Cord Clamp
Brown – Live
As the colours may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in your plug
proceed as follows.
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked
with the letter E or with the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked L.
You must make sure the lead is firmly secured under the cord clamp.
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