Frost Free Combi
Fridge Freezer
User Manual
KGM 9691
KGM 9691 X
Please read this manual first!
Dear Customer,
We hope that your product, which has been produced in a 1st-class
manufacturing facility and checked under the most meticulous quality control
procedures, will provide you with years of good service.
For this, we recommend you to carefully read the entire manual of your product
before using it and keep it at hand for future reference.
This manual
• Will help you use your appliance quickly and safely.
• Read the manual before installing and operating your product.
• Follow the instructions, especially those for safety.
• Keep the manual in an easily accessible place as you may need it later.
• Besides, read also the other documents provided with your product.
Please note that this manual may be valid for other models as well.
Symbols and their descriptions
This instruction manual contains the following symbols:
C Important information or useful usage tips.
AWarning against dangerous conditions for life and property.
BWarning against electric voltage.
1 Your refrigerator 4
4 Before operating 2 Warnings
Final Check......................................17
Electrical Requirements......................7
Warning! This Appliance Must Be
Energy Saving Tips.............................8
Compliance with WEEE Directive and
Disposing of the Waste Product: .......9
Compliance with RoHS Directive:.......9
Package information...........................9
5 Using your refrigerator
7 Do's and Don'ts
Points to be considered when retransporting your refrigerator............10
Before operating your refrigerator.....10
Electric connection...........................10
Disposing of the packaging..............11
Disposing of your old refrigerator......11
Placing and Installation.....................11
Transportation Instructions................12
Changing the illumination lamp ........12
Installation Instructions.....................13
Reversing The Doors........................14
Temperature Control And
Thermostat setting button................18
Icematic and ice storage container...22
Sliding Body Shelves........................22
6 Maintenance and cleaning 23
Problem Solving...............................25
8 How To Obtain Service
9 Guarantee Details
1 Your refrigerator
Congratulations on your choice of a BLOMBERG quality Appliance which has
been designed to give you service for many years.
10.Quick freeze compartment
11.Freezer compartment
12.Air grille
13.Adjustable front feet
14.Adjustable door shelves
15.Egg tray
16.Bottle shelf
17.Shelter wire
18.Sliding storage boxes
Fridge compartment
Freezer compartment
Thermostat knob
Adjustable shelves
Defrost water collection channel - Drain tube
Crisper cover
Salad crisper
C Figures that take place in this instruction manual are schematic and may not
correspond exactly with your product. If the subject parts are not included in the
product you have purchased, then it is valid for other models.
2 Warnings
friendly. Your appliance
• DO NOT connect
contains non CFC /
your appliance to the
HFC natural substances
electricity supply until
in the cooling system
all packing and transit
(Called R600a) and in
protectors have been
the insulation (Called
cyclopentane) which are
• Leave to stand for at
potentially flammable
least 4 hours before
if exposed to fire.
switching on to allow
Therefore, take care
compressor oil to settle if
not to damage, the
transported horizontally.
cooling circuit / pipes
• If you are discarding an
of the appliance in
old refrigerator with a
transportation and in
lock or latch fitted to the
use. In case of damage
door, disable the lock/
do not expose the
latch, ensure that it is
appliance to fire or
left in a safe condition to
potential ignition source
prevent the entrapment
and immediately ventilate
of young children.
the room where the
• This appliance must only
appliance is situated.
be used for its intended
purpose i.e the storing of • We suggest you contact
your local authority for
edible foodstuff.
disposal information and
• Do not dispose of the
facilities available.
appliance on a fire.
• To obtain the best
possible performance
care and protection of
and trouble free
our environment is an
operation from your
ongoing commitment.
appliance it is very
This appliance which
important to carefully
is among the latest
read these instructions.
range introduced is
particularly environment
compartments of the
appliance, unless
they are of the type
recommended by the
• We suggest you keep
these instructions in
a safe place for easy
• This appliance can
be used by children
aged from 8 years and
above and persons
with reduced physical,
sensory or mental
capabilities or lack
of experience and
knowledge if they have
been given supervision
• On delivery, check to
make sure that the
product is not damaged
and that all the parts
and accessories are in
perfect condition.
• Ensure that the
plug remains readily
accessible. Do not use
multiple adapter or
extension cable.
• Failure to observe
these instructions may
invalidate your right to
free service during the
guarantee period.
• Keep ventilation
openings, in the
appliance enclosure or
in the built-in structure,
clear of obstruction.
• Do not use mechanical
devices or other means
to accelerate the
defrosting process,
other than those
recommended by the
• Do not damage the
refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical
appliances inside
the food storage
or instruction concerning
is you are not sure
use of the appliance
that there is no water
in a safe way and
hammer effect in your
understand the hazards
• Do not install on the
• Children should be
hot water inlet. Take
supervised to ensure
precautions against
that they do not play with
of the risk of freezing
the appliance.
of the hoses. Water
temperature operating
For models with water
interval shall be 33°F
(0.6°C) minimum and
• Pressure for cold water
100°F (38°C) maximum.
inlet shall be maximum
• Use drinking water only.
90 psi (6.2 bar). If your
water pressure exceeds Electrical
80 psi (5.5 bar), use a
pressure limiting valve
Before you insert the plug
in your mains system. If
into the wall socket make
you do not know how
sure that the voltage and
to check your water
the frequency shown on
pressure, ask for the
the rating plate inside the
help of a professional
appliance corresponds to
your electricity supply.
• If there is risk of water
Rating label is on the left
hammer effect in your
hand side of inner liner.
installation, always
We recommend that this
use a water hammer
appliance be connected
prevention equipment in to the mains supply via a
your installation. Consult
Professional plumbers
and fused socket. The
positioned so that the plug
is accessible.
Should the mains lead
of the appliance become
damaged or should it need
replacing at any time,
it must be replaced by a
special purpose made
mains lead which can
only be obtained from a
BLOMBERG Authorised
Service Agent.
Warning! This
Appliance Must Be
If the fitted moulded plug
is not suitable for your
socket, then the plug
should be cut off and an
appropriate plug fitted.
Destroy the old plug which
is cut off as a plug with
bared cord could cause
a shock hazard if inserted
into a socket elsewhere in
the house.
The moulded plug on this
a 13 A fuse. Should the
fuse need to be replaced
an ASTABEAB approved
BS 1362 fuse of the same
rating must be used. Do
not forget to refit the fuse
cover. In the event of losing
the fuse cover the plug
must not be used until a
replacement fuse cover
has been fitted. Colour
of the replacement fuse
cover must be the same
colour as that visible on
the pin face of the plug.
Fuse covers are available
from any good electrical
Important! Fitting A
Different Plug
As the colours of the
wires in the mains lead
of this appliance may
the coloured markings
identifying the terminals
in your plug proceed as
follows: (See diagram).
1. Connect the greenyellow or green (Earth)
wire to the terminal in the
plug marked ‘E’ or with
the symbol or coloured
green and yellow or
2. Connect the blue
(Neutral) wire to the
terminal in the plug
marked ‘N’ or coloured
Connect the brown
(Live) wire to the terminal
in the plug marked ‘L’ or
coloured red.
4. With alternative plugs
a 13 A fuse must be
fitted either in the plug or
adaptor or in the main
fuse box. If in doubt
contact a qualified
Defrost frozen food in
the fridge, so that frozen
food acts as an ice pack
to assist cooling in fridge.
Compliance with
WEEE Directive and
Disposing of the Waste
complies with EU
WEEE Directive
Energy Saving Tips
1. Ensure your appliance
bears a classification
is installed in a well
symbol for waste electrical
ventilated area.
and electronic equipment
2. Ensure the time
between buying chilled/ (WEEE).This product has
frozen food and placing been manufactured with
high quality parts and
them in your appliance
materials which can be
is kept at minimum,
reused and are suitable
particularly in summer.
We recommend you use for recycling. Do not
dispose of the waste
a cool bag or a special
carrier bag to carry
perishable food.
wastes at the end of its
3. Do not leave the door (s)
service life. Take it to the
of your appliance open
collection center for the
longer than necessary
recycling of electrical and
and ensure they are
electronic equipment. Please
closed properly after
each opening.
authorities to learn about
these collection centers.
Compliance with RoHS
The product you have
with EU RoHS Directive
(2011/65/EU). It does
not contain harmful and
specified in the Directive.
Package information
Packaging materials of the
product are manufactured
from recyclable materials
in accordance with our
dispose of the packaging
materials together with the
domestic or other wastes.
Take them to the packaging
material collection points
designated by the local
BPlease remember that the
manufacturer shall not be held liable if
the information given in the instruction
manual is not observed.
Points to be considered
when re-transporting your
1. Your refrigerator must be
emptied and cleaned prior to any
2. Shelves, accessories, crisper and etc.
in your refrigerator must be fastened
securely by adhesive tape against any
jolt before repackaging.
3. Packaging must be tied with thick
tapes and strong ropes and the
rules of transportation printed on the
package must be followed.
Please do not forget…
Every recycled material is an
indispensable source for the nature
and for our national resources.
If you wish to contribute to recycling
the packaging materials, you can
get further information from the
environmental bodies or local
Before operating your
Before starting to use your refrigerator
check the following:
1. Is the interior of the refrigerator dry
and can the air circulate freely in the
rear of it?
2. Please install the 2 plastic wedges
as illustrated in the figure. Plastic
wedges will provide the required
distance between your refrigerator
and the wall in order to allow the air
circulation. (The illustrated figure is
only an example and does not match
exactly with your product.)
3. Clean the interior of the refrigerator as
recommended in the “Maintenance
and cleaning” section.
4. You will hear a noise as the
compressor starts up. The liquid and
gases sealed within the refrigeration
system may also give rise to noise,
even if the compressor is not running
and this is quite normal.
5. Front edges of the refrigerator may
feel warm. This is normal. These
areas are designed to be warm to
avoid condensation
Electric connection
Connect your product to a grounded
socket which is being protected by a
fuse with the appropriate capacity.
• The connection must be in compliance
with national regulations.
• The power cable plug must be easily
accessible after installation.
• The specified voltage must be equal to
your mains voltage.
• Extension cables and multiway plugs
must not be used for connection.
BA damaged power cable must be
replaced by a qualified electrician.
BProduct must not be operated before
it is repaired! There is danger of
electric shock!
Disposing of the packaging
The packing materials may be
dangerous for children. Keep the
packing materials out of the reach
of children or dispose of them by
classifying them in accordance with the
waste instructions. Do not dispose of
them along with the normal household
The packing of your refrigerator is
produced from recyclable materials.
Disposing of your old
3. There must be appropriate air
ventilation around your refrigerator
in order to achieve an efficient
operation. If the refrigerator is to be
placed in a recess in the wall, there
must be at least 5 cm distance with
the ceiling and at least 5 cm with
the wall. If the floor is covered with
a carpet, your product must be
elevated 2.5 cm from the floor.
4. Place your refrigerator on an even
floor surface to prevent jolts.
Dispose of your old refrigerator without
giving any harm to the environment.
• You may consult your authorised
dealer or waste collection center of
your municipality about the disposal
of your refrigerator.
Before disposing of your refrigerator, cut
out the electric plug and, if there are
any locks on the door, make them
inoperable in order to protect children
against any danger.
Placing and Installation
A If the entrance door of the room
where the refrigerator will be
installed is not wide enough for the
refrigerator to pass through, then call
the authorised service to have them
remove the doors of your refrigerator
and pass it sideways through the
1. Install your refrigerator to a place that
allows ease of use.
2. Keep your refrigerator away from heat
sources, humid places and direct
Transportation Instructions
1. The appliance should be transported
only in a vertical upright position. The
packing as supplied must be intact
during transportation.
2. If during the course of transport the
appliance has to be transported
horizontally, it must only be laid on its
right hand side when standing in the
front of the appliance. After bringing
it to upright position,it must not be
operated for at least 4 hours to allow
the system to settle.
3. Failure to comply with the above
instructions could result in damage
occuring to the appliance. The
manufacturer will not be held
responsible if these instructions are
4. The appliance must be protected
against rain, moisture and other
atmospheric influences.
5. When positioning your appliance take
care not to damage your flooring,
pipes, wall coverings etc. Do not
move the appliance by pulling by the
door or handle.
6. Empty any water in the drain
tray before moving. See section
‘Defrosting’ and ‘Care & cleaning’ for
further information.
7. Make sure that the defrost water pipe
at the back of the product is fixed
to the plastic evaporating pan on
the top of the compressor, to avoid
defrost water spillage on the floor.
Important :
Care must be taken while cleaning
/ carrying the appliance to avoid
touching the bottom of the condenser
metal wires at the back of the appliance
as you might injure your fingers and
Do not attempt to sit or stand on top
of your appliance as it is not designed
for such use. You could injure yourself
or damage the appliance.
Important : Make sure that mains
cable is not caught under the appliance
during and after carrying / moving the
appliance, to avoid the mains cable
becoming cut or damaged.”
Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
BLOMBERG declines to accept any
liability should the instructions not be
Changing the illumination
To change the Bulb/LED used for
illumination of your refrigerator, call your
The lamp(s) used in this appliance
is not suitable for household room
illumination. The intended purpose of
this lamp is to assist the user to place
foodstuffs in the refrigerator/freezer in
a safe and comfortable way.The lamps
used in this appliance have to withstand
extreme physical conditions such as
temperatures below -20 °C.
(only chest and upright freezer)
Installation Instructions
1. The space in the room where the
appliance is installed must not be
smaller than 10 cubic metres.
2. Do not place the appliance near
cookers, radiators or in direct sunlight
as this will cause your appliance
to work less efficiently. If installed
next to a source of heat or freezer,
maintain the following minimum side
From Cookers 50 mm (2”)
From Radiators 300 mm (12”)
From Freezers 25 mm (1”)
3. Make sure that sufficient room is
provided around the appliance to
ensure free air circulation. Fit the two
plastic wall spacers supplied with the
appliance to the condenser on the
back of the appliance by rotating 1/4
turn. (See Diagram).
4. The fridge/freezer should be located
on a smooth surface. The two front
feet can be adjusted as required.
To ensure that your appliance is
standing upright adjust the two front
feet by turning clockwise or
anti-clockwise, until the product is
in firm contact with the floor. Correct
adjustment of feet avoids excessive
vibration and noise.
5. Refer to cleaning and care section
to prepare your appliance for use.
A special receptacle is supplied to
store the mains plug during transit.
The receptacle is fixed at the back
of the cabinet, on the side of the
compressor. (See diagram) Gently
remove the plug from the receptacle.
Never pull the mains cord, you may
damage the appliance. In the case
of transportation, ensure you locate
the plug in the receptacle provided to
avoid transit damage.
6. Fit the front grille supplied with your
appliance as shown in the diagram.
Reversing The Doors
We recommend that you reverse
doors before switching on for the first
Tools required: Small and medium size
flat and cross-headed screwdrivers, a
pair of pliers.
Spare Parts supplied in the plastic
bag: The following parts, which are
exclusively for left hand side fitted hinge
operation are supplied in a plastic bag
with the appliance:
- Upper door top trim hinge covers –
there are 2 different parts, one for each
side of top trim.
- Upper door middle hinge bushing/
door stopper assembly.
We suggest you keep all the parts
supplied in the plastic bag and also
parts, which have been removed when
reversing doors, in a safe place for
possible future, re-use.
We suggest you ask somebody to help
you when moving the appliance around
and to hold doors when removing / refitting hinges and doors to avoid any
injury and damage to the product.
Please refer to diagrams supplied. To
follow numbers in brackets below, refer
to the main diagram.
1. Switch off the appliance at the socket
outlet and pull out the mains plug.
2. Remove all loose items and fittings
and food, if any, from inside the
appliance and door racks.
3. Gently prise off plastic hinge covers
on both sides of upper door top trim
and front top panel using a small flat-headed screwdriver. (1)
4. Gently tilt the appliance back
against a strong wall on its rear side
sufficiently to allow the lower hinge
to be removed. Take care to protect
the appliance, your wall and floor
coverings. You can utilise the original
packaging to do this. Once you tilt
the appliance back, check to make
sure the appliance is completely
stable and safe before you carry on.
5. Unscrew and remove the lower hinge
using a cross-headed screwdriver
while holding the lower door firmly. (3)
6. Remove lower door carefully off the
middle hinge and stand door upright
in a safe place. (4)
7. Open upper door and unscrew
and remove the middle hinge while
holding the upper door firmly. Use a
flat-headed screwdriver. Middle hinge
will need to be rotated 180 degrees
before re-fitting on the opposite side.
8. Remove upper door carefully off the
upper hinge and stand door upright
in a safe place.(6)
9. Unscrew and remove the upper hinge
using a flat-headed screwdriver.(7)
10.Rotate the upper hinge 180 degrees
and then unscrew and remove the
hinge pin using a pair of pliers and refit to opposite side of hinge. (8)
11.Reposition plugs and hinge pin
bushings on top of doors on the
opposite side of both doors. Use
small flat-headed screwdrivers to
remove plugs and bushings. Take
care not to mark doors.(9)
12. Reposition left hand side feet on
the opposite side. Unscrew and
reposition the bottom hinge bushing.
13.Unscrew and remove the upper
door middle hinge pin bushing/
door stopper using a cross-headed
screwdriver. Important: This part
cannot be used on the opposite
side; left hand side middle hinge pin
bushing/door stopper part is supplied
in the plastic bag.(11)
14.Re-fit the upper hinge on the left hand
side using flat-headed screwdriver.
15.Fit upper door left hand side middle
hinge pin bushing/door stopper
supplied in the plastic bag using
cross-headed screwdriver.(13)
16.Reposition three small plastic plugs
on the left hand side, which are
covering middle hinge holes, on
the opposite side to cover holes left
17.Locate and re-fit upper door to upper
hinge and hold the door firmly.(15)
18.Locate the middle hinge pin to middle
hinge pin bushing of upper door on
the left hand side and re-fit the middle
19.Reposition the two screws fitted to
lower hinge holes on the left hand
side at the bottom of the cabinet on
the opposite side.(17)
20.Locate and re-fit lower door to middle
hinge pin and then re-fit the lower
hinge on the left hand side.(18), (19)
21.Carefully stand the appliance upright
and adjust the two front feet if
22.Check that doors open and close
easily, they are aligned correctly and
that there are no gaps allowing air into
the cabinet. If there are gaps between
the door seal and the cabinet, adjust
the door seal by gently pulling away
from the door using fingers.
23.Check that all the hinge screws are
tightened. Avoid over tightening the
24.Put all items, fittings back in the
25.Fit upper door top trim and front top
panel plastic hinge covers. Upper
door top trim hinge covers are
supplied in the plastic bag.(20)
26.Wait for at least 4 hours to allow the
system to settle before switching on.
27.Once the correct storage
temperatures have been reached in
the appliance, put back all the food.
45 °
4 Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the fridge/
freezer check that:
1. The feet have been adjusted for
perfect levelling.
2. The interior is dry and air can circulate
freely at the rear of the cabinet.
3. Clean the interior as recommended
4. Insert the plug into the wall socket
and switch on the electricity supply.
• When the door is open the fridge
interior light will come on.
5. You will hear a noise as the
compressor starts up. The liquid and
gases sealed within the refrigeration
system may also give rise to noise,
whether the compressor is running
or not which is quite normal.“Due
to operation of the fan inside the
frost free freezer compartment,
overall noise level is slightly higher
in comparison to non-frost free
appliances. This is quite normal and
is not a fault.”
6. Set the setting knob half way
between min and max.
7. Front edges of the cabinet may feel
warm. This is normal. These areas
are designed to be warm to avoid
8. “Do not load the appliance
immediately it is switched on. Wait
until the correct storage temperature
has been reached. We recommend
that you check the temperature
with an accurate thermometer
(see; Temperature Control and
9. When the freezer reaches the desired
temperature the freezer fan will stop.
When the freezer fan is on, the noise
will be louder when the freezer door
is opened.
10.Avoid spillage of food particularly
small items like rice, peas, beans
through the fan guard as they may
cause the cooling system to block
and therefore operate less efficiently.
5 Using your refrigerator
Temperature Control And
Frequently opening the door causes
the interior temperature to rise.
For this reason, it is recommended
to close the door again as soon as
possible after use.
Thermostat setting button
The operating temperature is regulated
by the temperature control.
(Or) Min.
0=System cooling is off.
1=Lowest cooling setting
(Warmest setting).
5=Highest cooling setting (Coldest
The average temperature inside the
fridge should be around +5°C.
Please choose the setting according
to the desired temperature.
Please note that there will be different
temperatures in the cooling area.
The coldest region is immediately
above the vegetable compartment.
The interior temperature also depends
on ambient temperature, the frequency
with which the door is opened and the
amount of foods kept inside.
The interior temperature of your
refrigerator changes for the following
• Seasonal temperatures,
• Frequent opening of the door and
leaving the door open for long
• Food put into the refrigerator
without cooling down to the room
• The location of the refrigerator in the
room (e.g. exposing to sunlight).
• You may adjust the varying interior
temperature due to such reasons
by using the thermostat. Numbers
around the thermostat button
indicates the cooling degrees.
• If the ambient temperature is higher
than 25°C, turn the thermostat button
to maximum position.
• If the ambient temperature is lower
than 25°C, turn the thermostat button
to minimum position.
Suggested Arrangement Of Food
In The Fridge/Freezer
Arrangement Examples (See diagram)
1. Baked, chilled cooked food, dairy
products, cans.
2. Meat, sausages, cold cuts.
3. Fruit, vegetables, salads.
4. Making, storing ice cubes.
5. Quick freeze compartment and
storage of frozen food
6. Frozen food .
7. Butter, cheese.
8. Eggs.
9. Tall, large bottles, beverages.
recommendations are suggested to
obtain the best
results and storage hygiene.
1. The fridge compartment is for the
short term storage of fresh food and
2. The freezer compartment is rated and
suitable for the freezing and storage
of frozen food. The recommendation
for storage as stated on the food
packaging should be observed at all
3. Cooked dishes must be stored in
airtight covered containers.
4. Fresh wrapped produce can be
placed on the shelf. Fresh fruit and
vegetables should be cleaned and
stored in the crisper bins.
5. Bottles can be placed in the door
6. To store raw meat, wrap in polythene
bags and place on the lowest
shelf. Do not allow to come into
contact with cooked food to avoid
contamination. For safety, only store
raw meat for two to three days.
7. Keep the food packed wrapped
or covered. Allow hot food and
beverages to cool before placing
them in the fridge. Do not store
explosive substances. High proof
alcohol must be stored upright in
sealed containers. Left over canned
food should not be stored in the can.
8. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and
products such as flavoured water
ices should not be consumed too
9. Some fruit and vegetables suffer
damage if kept at temperatures near
0°C. Therefore wrap pineapples,
melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and
similar produce in polythene bags.
10.Place chilled cooked food and similar
food near the rear of the fridge inner
liner where the cold wall is located.
11.Shelves, racks, crisper bins,
drawers, flaps, bottle grippers are all
12.Do not leave frozen food at room
temperature to thaw; the best way to
defrost food is to put it in the fridge
to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid
defrosting food or food juices drip
onto other food.
13.For hygiene reasons, always wrap
food using a suitable packaging
material before storing in your
appliance to avoid contact with the
appliance surface.
Storing Frozen Food
Prepacked commercially frozen food
should be stored in accordance with the
frozen food manufacturer’s instructions
for a frozen food storage
To ensure that the high quality achieved
by the frozen food manufacturer and
the food retailer is maintained, the
following should be remembered:
1. Put packets in the freezer as quickly
as possible after purchase.
2. Ensure that contents are labelled and
3. Do not exceed “Use By”, “Best
Before” dates on the packaging.
4. If there is a power failure do not open
the door. Frozen food should not be
affected if the failure lasts for less than
13 hrs. If the failure is longer, then the
food should be checked and either
eaten immediately or cooked and
then re-frozen.
Freezing Fresh Food
Please observe the following structions
to obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at
any one time. The quality of the food
is best preserved when it is frozen
right through to the core as quickly as
Placing warm food into the freezer
compartment causes the refrigeration
compressor to operate continuously
until the food is frozen solid. This can
temporarily lead to excessive cooling of
the refrigeration compartment.
When freezing fresh food turn the
setting towards Max. Small quantities
of food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb) can be
frozen without having to rotate the
temperature control .
You may place fresh food to be frozen
in any part of the freezer.
Take special care not to mix already
frozen food and fresh food.
Making Ice Cubes
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with
water and place it in the Ice Bank.
Loosen frozen trays with the handle of a
spoon, never use sharp edged objects
such as knives, forks. Store ice-cubes
in the Ice Bank.
Note: If freshly made ice cubes are
not consumed for several weeks and
stored in Ice Bank, they will slowly
reduce in size and eventually disappear
A) Fridge Compartment
The fridge compartment defrosts
automatically. The defrosting water
runs to the drain tube via a collection
container at the back of the appliance
(1). (see diagram) During defrosting
water droplets may form at the back
of the fridge compartment where
concealed evaporator is located. Some
droplets may remain on the liner and
refreeze when defrosting is completed.
Do not use pointed or sharp edged
objects such as knives, forks to remove
the droplets which have frozen.
If at any time the defrost water does
not drain from the collection channel,
check to ensure that no food particles
have blocked the drain tube. The drain
tube can be cleared by pushing the
special plastic plunger provided down
the drain tube (2). If the frost layer
reaches about 1/4”(7 mm), reduce
the setting (i.e. from 4 to 1) to restart
automatic defrosting.
Don’t cover the shelves with any
protective materials, which may
obstruct air circulation.
Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
Do not obstruct the freezer fan
guard to ensure that you obtain the
best possible performance from your
B) Freezer Compartment
The freezer compartment operation is
frost free and does not need defrosting.
The fan inside the freezer compartment
circulates cold air. Never insert any
object through the guard. Do not allow
children to play with the freezer fan.
Never store products that contain
dispensers, spray cans etc.) or
explosive substances.
Sliding Body Shelves
Icematic and ice storage
*May not be available in all models
Using the Icematic
Fill the Icematic with water and place
it into its seat. Your ice will be ready
approximately in two hours. Do not
remove the Icematic from its seating to
take ice.
Turn the knobs on the ice reservoirs
clockwise by 90 degrees.
Ice cubes in the reservoirs will fall
down into the ice storage container
You may take out the ice storage
container and serve the ice cubes.
If you wish, you may keep the ice
cubes in the ice storage container.
Ice storage container
Ice storage container is only intended
for accumulating the ice cubes. Do not
put water in it. Otherwise, it will break.
Sliding body shelves can be pulled
by slightly lifting up from the front and
moved back and forth. They come to
a stop point when pulled towards front
to allow you reach the foods placed at
the back of the shelf; when it is pulled
after slightly lifting upwards at the
second stop point, the body shelf will
be released.
The shelf should be held tightly from
the bottom as well in order to prevent
it from tipping over. The body shelf is
placed on the rails at the sides of the
refrigerator body by bringing it to one
lower or one upper level.
The body shelf should be pushed
backwards to seat it completely.
6 Maintenance and cleaning
• We recommend that you switch off
the appliance at the socket outlet
and pull out the mains plug before
• Never use any sharp abrasive
instrument, soap, household
cleaner, detergent and wax polish for
• Use luke warm water to clean the
cabinet of the appliance and wipe it
• Use a damp cloth wrung out in
a solution of one teaspoon of
bicarbonate of soda to one pint of
water to clean the interior and wipe
it dry.
• Make sure that no water enters the
lamp housing.
• If the appliance is not going to be
used for a long period of time switch
it off, remove all food, clean it and
leave the door ajar.
• Any dust that gathers on the
condenser, which is located at the
back of the appliance, should be
removed once a year with a vacuum
• Check door seals regularly to ensure
they are clean and free from food
• Removal of door rack
• To remove door racks, remove all the
contents and then simply push the
door rack upwards from the base.
• To remove a freezer drawer, pull
it as far as possible, and then tilt
it upwards, and then pull it out
• To remove the freezer flap door, first
open the door 3” and then gently
pull it off. Make sure that the flap is in
place before closing the freezer door.
• Make sure that the special plastic
container (drain tray) at the back of
the appliance which collects defrost
water is clean at all times. If you want
to remove the tray to clean it follow
the instructions below :
• Switch off at the socket outlet and
pull out the mains plug.
• Clean the drain tray and wipe it dry.
• Push the lug down with the tip of
a screw driver & pull out with a jerk
• Reassemble reversing the sequence
and operations.
• Avoid spillage of food particularly
small items like rice, peas, beans
through the fan guard as they may
cause the cooling system to block
and therefore operate less efficiently.
ANever use cleaning agents or water
that contain chlorine to clean the
outer surfaces and chromium coated
parts of the product. Chlorine causes
corrosion on such metal surfaces.
7 Do's and Don'ts
Do- Clean your appliance regularly
(See “Cleaning and Care”)
Do- Keep raw meat and poultry below
cooked food and dairy products.
Do- Take off any unusable leaves on
vegetables and wipe off any soil.
Do- Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley
and cauliflower on the stem.
Do- Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof
paper and then in a polythene bag
excluding as much air as possible.
For best results take out of the fridge
compartment an hour before eating.
Do- Wrap raw meat and poultry
loosely in polythene or aluminium foil.
This prevents drying.
Do- Wrap fish and offal in polythene
Do- Wrap food which have a strong
odour or can dry out in polythene bags,
aluminium foil or place in an airtight
Do- Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Do- Chill white wines, beer, lager and
mineral water before serving.
Do- Check contents of the freezer
every so often.
Do- Keep food for as short a time as
possible and adhere to “Best Before”,
“Use by” etc. dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given
on the packets that you buy.
Do- Always choose high quality fresh
food and be sure it is thoroughly clean
before you freeze it.
Do- Prepare fresh food for freezing in
small portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do- Wrap all food in aluminium foil
or freezer quality polythene bags and
make sure any air is excluded.
Do- Wrap frozen food when you buy
it and put it in to the freezer as soon as
Do- Defrost food in the fridge
Do- Remove ice cream from the
freezer 10-20 minutes before serving.
Don’t- Store bananas in your fridge
Don’t- Store melon in your fridge. It
can be chilled for short periods as long
as it is wrapped to avoid it flavouring
other food.
Don’t- Store poisonous or any
appliance. It has been designed for the
storage of edible foodstuffs only.
Don’t- Consume food which has been
stored for an excessive time in the
Don’t- Store cooked and fresh food
together in the same container. They
be packaged and stored
Don’t- Let defrosting food or food
juices drip onto food.
Don’t- Leave the door open for long
periods as this will make the appliance
more costly to run and cause excessive
ice formation.
Don’t- Put hot food into the appliance.
Let it cool down first.
Don’t- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed
cans containing carbonated liquids into
the freezer as they may burst.
Don’t- Exceed the maximum freezing
loads (6 kg in any 24 hours) when
freezing fresh food.
Don’t- Give children ice-cream and
water ices direct from the freezer. The
low temperature may cause ‘freezer
burns’ on lips.
Don’t- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don’t- Try to keep frozen food which
has thawed, it should be eaten within
24 hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don’t- Remove items from the freezer
with wet hands.
Don’t- Close the freezer door before
placing the compartment cover in its
Don’t- Leave frozen food at room
temperature to thaw; the best way to
defrost food is to put it in the fridge
to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid
defrosting food or food juices drip onto
other food.
Problem Solving
If the appliance does not operate
when switched on, check whether:
• The plug is inserted properly in the
socket and that the power supply is
on. (To check the power supply to
the socket, plug in another appliance)
• The fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch
has been turned off.
• The temperature control has been set
correctly and not to “0” (OFF)
• New plug is wired correctly if you
have changed the fitted moulded
If the appliance is still not operating
after the above checks, please refer to
the section on “How To Obtain Service”.
Please ensure that above checks have
been made as a charge will be made if
no fault is found.
8 Guarantee Details
Guarantee Details
Your new Blomberg product is guaranteed against faulty materials, defective
components or manufacturing defects. The guarantee starts from the date of
original purchase of the product for a period of three (3) years, unless Beko plc
(the “Manufacturer”) agrees to extend the guarantee for the product in writing. If
you have any questions about the guarantee on your product (including how long
it is valid), please contact your retailer or our Call Centre on 0333 207 9870.
This guarantee does not in any way diminish or affect your statutory rights in
connection with the product. This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights
as a consumer. If you have any questions about these rights, please contact
the retailer from which you purchased the product. In certain circumstances, it is
possible that your statutory rights may offer additional or higher levels of protection
than those offered under the terms of this guarantee.
What is covered by this guarantee?
• Repairs to the product required as a result of faulty materials, defective
components or manufacturing defects.
• Functional replacement parts to repair a product.
• The costs of a Blomberg Approved Engineer to carry out the repair.
What is not covered?
• Transit and delivery damage.
• Cabinet or appearance parts, including but not limited to control knobs, flaps and
• Accessories and/or consumable items including but not limited to ice trays,
scrapers, cutlery baskets, filters and light bulbs.
• Repairs necessary as a direct or indirect result of:
Accidental damage, misuse or abuse of a product.
An attempted repair of a product by anyone other than a Blomberg
Approved Engineer (the “Engineer”).
Installation or use of a product where such installation or use fails to meet
the requirements contained in this guarantee or the User Instructions Booklet.
• Repairs to a product operated at any time on commercial or non-residential
household premises (unless we have previously agreed to the installation
This guarantee is limited to the cost of repairing the product. To the extent
permitted by law, Beko plc (the “Manufacturer”) does not accept and will not
be held liable for any financial loss incurred in connection with the failure of any
product to operate in accordance with the expected standards. Such financial
loss includes but is not limited to loss arising from:
• Time taken off work.
• Damaged food, clothing or other items.
• Meals taken at restaurants or from takeaways.
• General compensation for inconvenience.
Important Notes
• Your product is designed and built for domestic household use only.
• The guarantee will automatically be void if the product is installed or is used in
commercial or non-residential domestic household premises, unless we have
previously agreed to the installation environment.
• The product must be correctly installed, located and operated in accordance with
the instructions contained in the User Instructions Booklet provided with your
• Professional installation by a qualified Electrical Domestic Appliance Installer is
recommended for all Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Electric Cookers (as
incorrect installation may result in you having to pay for the cost of repairing the
• Gas Cookers must be professionally installed by a Gas Safe (or Gas Networks
Ireland for Republic of Ireland) registered gas installer.
• This guarantee is given in respect of products purchased and used within the
United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
• This guarantee is effective from the initial date of purchase of a new product from
an authorised retailer and will be void if the product is resold.
• This guarantee does not apply to graded sales (where the product is purchased
as a “second”).
• Possession of a copy of these terms and conditions does not necessarily mean
that a product has the benefit of this guarantee. If you have any questions, please
call our Call Centre on the number set out above.
• The Manufacturer reserves the right to terminate the guarantee if its staff or
representatives are subjected to physical or verbal abuse in the course of carrying
out their duties.
• Optional extras, where available (i.e. extendable feet) are supplied on a chargeable
basis only.
Does Blomberg offer replacements?
This is a repair-only guarantee. On occasion the Manufacturer may at its sole
discretion, replace your product with a new product instead of carrying out a
repair. Where a replacement is offered, this would normally be an identical model,
but when this is not possible, a model of similar specification will be provided.
The Manufacturer will cover the costs and arrange for the delivery of the new
product and for the return of the old product. Any costs related to disconnecting
the faulty product and installing the replacement product will not be borne by the
Manufacturer unless previously agreed to in writing. The original guarantee will
continue to apply to the replacement product; the new product will not come with
a new guarantee.
When will the repair take place?
Our engineers work Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Appointments outside
these hours may be possible at the sole discretion of the Manufacturer but cannot
be guaranteed. Whilst our Engineers will endeavour to minimize inconvenience
and to meet requests for specific timed appointments, this cannot be guaranteed.
The Manufacturer will not be liable for delays or if it is unable to carry out a repair
because a convenient appointment cannot be arranged.
Will there be any charge for the repairs?
It is your responsibility to provide evidence to the Engineer that your product is
covered by this guarantee with a proof of purchase. The Manufacturer reserves
the right to charge for the reasonable cost of any service call if:
• You cannot provide evidence that your product is covered by this guarantee.
• Where a service call has been made and the engineer finds that there is no fault
with your product.
• That your product has not been installed or operated in accordance with the User
Instructions Booklet.
• That the fault was caused by something other than faulty materials, defective
components or manufacturing defects.
• For missed appointments.
Payment of these costs are due immediately upon the Engineer providing you
with an invoice. If you fail to pay the costs for the service call in a timely manner,
the Manufacturer reserves the right to terminate the guarantee.
If you are a resident of the United Kingdom, this guarantee will be governed by
English law and subject to the English Courts, save where you live in another part
of the United Kingdom, in which case the law and courts of that location will apply.
If you are resident in the Republic of Ireland, this guarantee will be governed by
Irish law and the Irish courts will have jurisdiction.
How To Obtain Service
Please keep your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase in a safe place; you
will need to have it should the product require attention under guarantee.
It will be useful if you complete the details below, as it will help us assist you
when requesting service. (The model number is printed on the Instruction Booklet
and the serial number is printed on the Rating Label affixed to the appliance).
Recording of these details alone will not count as proof of purchase. A valid proof
of purchase is required for under guarantee service.
The area around the product must be easily accessible to the Engineer without
the need for cabinets or furniture being removed.
It is your responsibility to ensure our Engineers have a clean and safe environment
to carry out any repairs.
Model No:
Serial No:
Date of purchase:
For service under guarantee simply telephone the appropriate number
UK Mainland & Northern Ireland: 0333 207 9870.
Republic of Ireland: 01 691 0160
Register your appliance at
Before requesting service please check the troubleshooting guide in the Operating
Instructions as a charge may be levied where no fault is found even though your
product may still be under guarantee.
Service once the manufacturers guarantee has expired
If you have purchased an extended guarantee please refer to the instructions
contained within the extended guarantee agreement document, otherwise please
call the appropriate number above where service can be obtained at a charge.
Should you experience any difficulty in obtaining service contact the Blomberg
Customer Helpline on Tel: 0333 207 9870 or
This guarantee is provided by Beko plc. Beko House, 1 Greenhill Crescent,
Watford, Herts, WD18 8QU. Beko plc is registered in England and Wales with
company registration number 02415578.
57 5833 0000 / AF
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