REFRIGERATOR-CONGELATOR Tip I
REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER Type I
DBK386WD+
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WARNING!
In order to ensure a normal operation of your refrigerating appliance, which uses a
completely environmentally friendly refrigerant the R600a (flammable only under
certain conditions) you must observe the following rules:
 Do not hinder the free circulation of the air around the appliance.
 Do not use mechanical devices in order to accelerate the defrosting, others than the
ones recommended by the manufacturer.
 Do not destroy the refrigerating circuit.
 Do not use electric appliances inside the food keeping compartment, other than
those that might have been recommended by the manufacturer.
This appliance i s not intended for use by person w ith reduced ph ysical,
sensory or ment al capabilities or lack of experience and know ledge unless t hey
have been gi ven supervision or instruction concerni ng use of the appliance by
a person responsible for their safet y.
Children should be supervised to ensu re that they do not play w ith the
appliance.
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Index
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Safety first /13
Electrical requirements /14
Transportation instructions /14
Installation instructions /14
Getting to know your appliance /15
Suggested arrangement of food in the appliance /15
Temperature control and adjustment /16
Before operating /16
Storing frozen food /16
Freezing fresh food /16
Making ice cubes /17
Defrosting /17
Replacing the interior light bulb /17
Water dispencer /18
Cleaning and care /20
Energy consumption /20
Repositioning the door /20
Do’s and don’ts /21
Information about operating noises /22
Trouble – shooting /22
Thechnical data /23
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Instruction for use
Congratulations on your choice of a BEKO Quality
Appliance, designed to give you many years of service.
Safety first!
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply
until all packing and transit protectors have been
removed.
• Leave to stand for at least 12 hours before switching
on, to allow compressor oil to settle, if transported
horizontally.
• If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or
latch fitted to the door, ensure that it is left in a safe
condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
• This appliance must only be used for its intended
purpose.
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. Your
appliance contains non CFC substances in the
insulation which are flammable. We suggest you
contact your local authority for information on disposal
and available facilities.
• We do not recommend use of this appliance in an
unheated, cold room.
(e.g. garage, conservatory,
annex, shed, out-house etc.)
To obtain the best possible performance and trouble
free operation from your appliance it is very important to
read these instructions carefully. Failure to observe
these instructions may invalidate your right to free
service during the guarantee period.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place for easy
reference.
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3. Failure to comply with the above
instructions could result in damage to the
appliance, for which the manufacturer will not
be held liable.
4. The appliance must be protected against
rain, moisture and other atmospheric
influences.
Electrical requirements
Before inserting the plug into the wall socket
make sure that the voltage and the frequency
shown in the rating plate inside the appliance
corresponds to your electricity supply.
We recommend that this appliance is
connected to the mains supply via a suitably
switched and fused socket in a readily
accessible position.
Important!
• Care must be taken while cleaning/carrying
the appliance not to touch the bottom of the
condenser metal wires at the back of the
appliance, as this could cause injury to fingers
and hands.
• 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.
• Make sure that the mains cable is not caught
under the appliance during and after moving,
as this could damage the cable.
• Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
Repairs to electrical equipment should only be
performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect
repairs carried out by an unqualified person
are carry risks that may have critical
consequences for the user of the appliance.
ATTENTION!
This appliance operates with R600a which is
an environmental friendly but flammable gas.
During the transportation and fixing of the
product, care must be taken not to damage
the cooling system. If the cooling system is
damaged and there is a gas leakage from the
system, keep the product away from open
flame sources and ventilate the room for a
while.
WARNING - Do not use mechanical devices
or other means to accelerate the defrosting
process, others than those recommended by
the manufacturer.
WARNING - Do not damage the refrigerant
circuit.
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 - If the supply cord is damaged, it
must be replaced by the manufacturer, its
service agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
Installation instructions
1. Do not keep your appliance in a room
where the temperature is likely to fall below 10
degrees C (50 degrees F) at night and/or
especially in winter, as it is designed to
operate in ambient temperatures between +10
and +38 degrees C (50 and 100 degrees F).
At lower temperatures the appliance may not
operate, resulting in a reduction in the storage
life of the food.
2. Do not place the appliance near cookers or
radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will
cause extra strain on the appliance's
functions. If installed next to a source of heat
or freezer, maintain the following minimum
side clearances:
From Cookers 30 mm
From Radiators 300 mm
From Freezers 25 mm
3. Make sure that sufficient room is provided
around the appliance to ensure free air
circulation (Item 2).
• Put the back airing lid to the back of your
refrigerator to set the distance between the
refrigerator and the wall (Item 3).
Transportation instructions
1. The appliance should be transported only in
an upright position. Before the performance of
the working test in the shop, the packing of
the appliance must be intact.
2. If during the transport the appliance, has
been positioned horizontally, it must not be
operated for at least 12 hours, to allow the
system to settle.
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4. The appliance should be positioned 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 anticlockwise, until firm contact is secured with
the floor. Correct adjustment of feet prevents
excessive vibration and noise (Item 4).
5. Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to
prepare your appliance for use.
4. Cooked dishes should be stored in airtight
containers.
5. Fresh wrapped produce can be kept on
the shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be
cleaned and stored in the crispers.
6. Bottles can be kept in the door section.
7. 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.
8. For maximum efficiency, the removable
shelves should not be covered with paper or
other materials to allow free circulation of cool
air.
9. Do not keep vegetable oil on door
shelves. Keep the food packed, wrapped or
covered. Allow hot food and beverages to cool
before refrigerating. Leftover canned food
should not be stored in the can.
10. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and
products such as flavoured water ices should
not be consumed too cold.
11. 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.
12. High-proof alcohol must be stored upright
in tightly closed containers. Never store
products that contain an inflammable
propellant gas (e.g. cream dispensers, spray
cans, etc.) or explosive substances. These
are an explosion hazard.
13. To take out the baskets from the freezer
compartment please proceed as in item 11.
Getting to know your appliance
(Item 1)
1 - Thermostat and lamp housing
2 - Wine bottles support
3 - Adjustable Cabinet shelves
4 - Water collector
5 - Crisper cover
6 - Crisper
7 - Ice tray support & ice tray
8 - Compartment for quickly freezing
9 - Compartments for frozen froods keeping
10 - Adjustable foot
11 - Dairy Compartment
12 - Shelf for jars
13 - Water dispenser
14 - Door shelves
Suggested arrangement of food in
the appliance
Guidelines for obtaining optimum storage and
hygiene:
1. The fridge compartment is for the shortterm storage of fresh food and drinks.
2. The freezer compartment is
rated and suitable for the freezing and
storage of pre-frozen food.
The recommendation for
storage as
stated on the food packaging should be
observed at all times.
3. Dairy products should be stored in the
special compartment provided in the door
liner.
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Temperature control and adjustment
8. Do not load the appliance immediately it is
switched on. Wait until the correct storage
temperature has been reached. We
recommend checking the temperature with an
accurate thermometer (see; Temperature
Control and Adjustment).
Operating temperatures are controlled by the
thermostat knob (Item 5) and may be set at
any position between 1 and 5 (the coldest
position).
The average temperature inside the fridge
should be around +5°C (+41°F).
Therefore adjust the thermostat to obtain the
desired temperature. Some sections of the
fridge may be cooler or warmer (such as
salad crisper and top part of the cabinet)
which is quite normal. We recommend that
you check the temperature periodically with a
thermometer to ensure that the cabinet is kept
to this temperature. Frequent door openings
cause internal temperatures to rise, so it is
advisable to close the door as soon as
possible after use.
The fan provides the uniformity of
temperatures inside the refrigerator.
Storing frozen food
Your freezer is suitable for the long-term
storage of commercially frozen foods and also
can be used to freeze and store fresh food.
If there is a power failure, do not open the
door. Frozen food should not be affected if the
failure lasts for less than 18 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 instructions 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 possible.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your
appliance in 24 h.
Placing warm food into the freezer
compartment causes the refrigeration
machine to operate continously until the food
is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to
excessive cooling of the refrigeration
compartment.
When freezing fresh food, keep the
thermostat knob at medium position. Small
quantities of food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb) can be
frozen without adjusting the temperature
control knob.
Take special care not to mix already frozen
food and fresh food.
Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the appliance check
that:
1. The feet have been adjusted for perfect
levelling.
2. The interior is dry and air can circulate
freely at the rear.
3. The interior is clean as recommended
under "Cleaning and care.”
4. The plug has been inserted into the wall
socket and the electricity is switched on.
When the door is open the interior light will
come on.
And note that:
5. You will hear a noise as the compressor
starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within
the refrigeration system may also make some
(noise), whether the compressor is running or
not. This is quite normal.
6. Slight undulation of the top of the cabinet is
quite normal due to the manufacturing
process used; it is not a defect.
7. We recommend setting the thermostat knob
midway and monitor the temperature to
ensure the appliance maintains desired
storage temperatures (See section
Temperature Control and Adjustment).
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Making ice cubes
Do not use pointed or sharp-edged
objects, such as knives or forks to remove
the frost.
Never use hairdryers, electrical heaters or
other such electrical appliances for defrosting.
Sponge out the defrost water collected in the
bottom of the freezer compartment. After
defrosting, dry the interior thoroughly (Item 8
& 9). Insert the plug into the wall socket and
switch on the electricity supply.
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and
place it in the freezer. Loosen frozen trays
with a spoon handle or a similar implement;
never use sharp-edged objects such as
knives or forks.
Defrosting
A) Fridge compartment
The fridge compartment defrosts
automatically. The defrost water runs to the
drain tube via a collection container at the
back of the appliance (Item 6).
During defrosting, water droplets may form at
the back of the fridge compartment where a
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 or forks to remove the droplets which
have refrozen.
If, at any time, the defrost water does not
drain from the collection channel, check that
no food particles have blocked the drain tube.
The drain tube can be cleared with a pipecleaner or similar implement.
Check that the tube is permanently placed with
its end in the collecting tray on the compressor
to prevent the water spilling on the electric
installation or on the floor (Item 7).
B) Freezer compartment
Defrosting is very straightforward and without
mess, thanks to a special defrost collection
basin.
Defrost twice a year or when a frost layer of
around 7 (1/4") mm has formed. To start the
defrosting procedure, switch off the appliance
at the socket outlet and pull out the mains
plug.
All food should be wrapped in several layers
of newspaper and stored in a cool place (e.g.
fridge or larder).
Containers of warm water may be placed
carefully in the freezer to speed up the
defrosting.
Replacing the interior light bulb
(Item 10)
In case that the light bulb is out of function it is
easily to replace. First make sure that the
refrigerator / freezer is disconnected from the
power supply by removing the plug. Take a
flat screwdriver and keep it carefully without
force into the left gap between lamp cover and
internal cabinet. Then press the handle of the
screwdriver carefully to the left side until you
notice that the left pin of the cover is
disengaged . Repeat this procedure on the
right gap, however now press the handle of
the screwdriver carefully to the right side. If
both sides are loosened the cover can be
removed easily.
Ensure that bulb is screwed securely in the
bulb holder. Plug the appliance into the power
supply. If the light still fails, replace E14
screw-cap type 15 Watt (Max) bulb from your
local electrical store and then fit it. Carefully
dispose of the burnt-out light bulb
immediately.
If you have changed the light bulb please fix
the cover again in it’s former position. Take
care that the cover snaps-in correctly.
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Water dispenser
Water dispenser is a very useful feature to obtain chilled
water without opening the door of your fridge. Since you
do not have to open the door of your fridge frequently, you
also save on electricity.
Using the water dispenser
Push in the lever of the water dispenser with your glass.
By releasing the lever, you cut off the dispensing. When
operating the water dispenser, maximum flow is achieved
by fully depressing the lever. Please note, how much
water flows from the dispenser depends on how far you
depress the lever. As the level of water in your cup / glass
rises, gently reduce the amount of pressure on the lever to
avoid overflow. If you depress the lever a small amount,
then water will trickle; this is perfectly normal and is not a
fault.
Filling in the water tank of water dispenser
Open the cap of the water tank as illustrated in the figure.
Fill in with pure and clean drinking water. dose the cap. To
avoid accidental water dispensing we recommend you to
lock the water dispenser. [See Page 19]
Caution!
 Do not fill water tank with any liquid other than drinking
water; beverages such as fruit juice, carbonated fizzy
soda drinks, alcoholic drinks are not suitable for use with
water dispenser. If such liquids are used, the water
dispenser will malfunction and may be damaged beyond
repair. The guarantee does not cover such uses. Some
chemical ingredients and additives in such drinks /
beverages may also attack and damage water tank
material.
 Only use clean pure drinking water.
 Capacity of water dispenser tank is 2.2 litres [3.8 pints],
do not overfill.
 Push the water dispenser lever with a rigid cup. If you
are using a plastic disposable cup, then push the lever
with your fingers from behind the cup.
 Safety lock is supplied for your convenience when filling
the water tank and also to avoid small children tampering
with the water dispenser. [See Page 19]
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Cleaning the water tank
Remove the water tank, open the latches on both sides
and detach the top cover mechanism from the water tank.
Clean the water tank with warm clean water, reinstall the
top cover mechanism and fasten the latches.
When installing the water tank, make sure that hooks
behind it fits securely into the hangers on the door. Make
sure that parts removed during cleaning (if any) are
installed correctly into their original locations.
Otherwise, water may leak.
Important:
Water tank and components of water dispenser are not
dishwasher-proof.
The follow ing information is valid only for the
water dispensers endow ed w ith lock
You may use the lock in order to avoid small children
tampering with the water dispenser. To do this, slide the
locking latch from left to right as illustrated in the figure.
You must slide the latch back to left position in order to
use the water dispenser.
Water tray
Water that drips while using the water dispenser
accumulates in the drip tray. Remove the drip tray by
pulling it towards yourself and empty it from time to time.
Remove the plastic drainer part as shown in the diagram
by pressing down on the edge.
Remove the water valve from the water tank as shown in
the diagram. When re-fitting, make sure the O-shaped
seal is in place.
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• Lift it up.
• Clean and wipe it dry
• Reassemble, reversing the sequence and
operations
13. To remove a drawer, pull it as far as
possible, tilt it upwards and then pull it out
completely.
Cleaning and care
1. We recommend that you switch off the
appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug before cleaning.
2. Never use any sharp instruments or
abrasive substances, soap, household
cleaner, detergent or wax polish for cleaning.
3. Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet
of the appliance and wipe it dry.
4. 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.
5. Make sure that no water enters the
temperature control box.
6. 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.
7. We recommend that you polish the metal
parts of the product (i.e. door exterior, cabinet
sides) with a silicone wax (car polish) to
protect the high quality paint finish.
8. 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 cleaner.
9. Check door seals regularly to ensure they
areclean and free from food particles.
10. Never:
• Clean the appliance with unsuitable material;
eg petroleum based products.
• Subject it to high temperatures in any way,
• Scour, rub etc., with abrasive material.
11. Removal of dairy cover and door tray :
• To remove the dairy cover, first lift the cover
up by about an inch and pull it off from the
side where there is an opening on the cover.
• To remove a door tray, remove all the
contents and then simply push the door tray
upwards from the base.
12. Make sure that the special plastic
container 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
• Gently uncrimp the stud on the compressor,
using a pair of pliers, so that the tray can be
removed
Energy consuption
Maximum frozen food storage volume is
achieved without using the upper shelf cover
provided in the freezer compartment. Energy
consumption of your appliance is declared
while the freezer compartment is fully loaded
without the use of the upper shelf cover.
Practical advice concerning the reduction
of the electricity consumption
1. Make sure that the appliance is located in
well-ventilated areas, far from any source of
heat (cooker, radiator etc.). At the same time,
the location of the appliance must be done in
such a way that it prevents it to be under the
direct incidence of the sunbeams.
2. Make sure that the food purchased in
refrigerated/frozen condition is placed into the
appliance as soon as possible, especially
during summertime. It is recommended to use
thermal insulated bags to transport the food
home.
3. We recommend the thawing of the packets
taken out from the freezer compartment be
done in the refrigerator compartment. For this
purpose, the packet which is going to be
thawed will be placed in a vessel so that the
water resulting from the thawing does not leak
in the refrigerator compartment. We
recommend you to start the thawing at least
24 hours before the use of the frozen food.
4. We recommend reducing the number of
door openings to the minimum.
5. Do not keep the door of the appliance open
more than necessary and make sure that after
each opening the door is well closed.
Repositioning the door
Proceed in numerical order (Item 12).
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Don’t- Store bananas in your fridge
compartment.
Don’t- Store melon in your fridge. It can be
chilled for short periods as long as it
is wrapped to prevent it flavouring
other food.
Don’t- Cover the shelves with any protective
materials which may obstruct air
circulation.
Don’t- Store poisonous or any dangerous
substances in your appliance. It has
been designed for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
Don’t- Consume food which has been
refrigerated for an excessive length of
time.
Don’t- Store cooked and fresh food together
in the same container. They should
be packaged and stored separately.
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- Use sharp edged objects such as
knives or forks to remove the ice.
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
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.
Do’s and don’ts
Do- Clean and defrost your appliance
regularly (See "Defrosting")
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 bags.
Do- Wrap food with a strong odour or which
may dry out, in polythene bags, or
aluminium foil or place in airtight
container.
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" and "Use
by" etc. dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given on
the packets.
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 immediately after
purchasing and put it in to the freezer as
soon as possible.
Do- Defrost food in the fridge compartment.
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Trouble - shooting
Information concerning the noise
and the vibrations which might
appear during the operation of the
appliance
If the appliance does not operate when
switched on, check;
• That 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)
• Whether the fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch has
been turned off.
• That the temperature control has been set
correctly.
• That the new plug is wired correctly, if you
have changed the fitted, moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating at all after
above checks, contact the dealer from whom
you purchased the unit.
Please ensure that above checks have been
done, as a charge will be made if no fault is
found.
1. The operation noise can increase during
the operation.
- In order to keep the temperatures at the
adjusted temperatures, the compressor of
the appliance starts periodically. The noise
produced by the compressor becomes
stronger when it starts and a click can be
heard when it stops.
- The performance and operation features of
the appliance can change according to the
modifications of the temperature of the
ambient environment. They must be
considered as normal.
2. Noises like liquids flowing or as being
sprayed
- These noises are caused by the flow of the
refrigerant in the circuit of the appliance and
comply with the operation principle of the
appliance.
3. Other vibrations and noises.
- The level of noise and vibrations can be
caused by the type and the aspect of the
floor on which the appliance is placed. Make
sure that the floor does not have significant
level distortions or if it can yield to the weight
of the appliance (it is flexible).
- Another source of noise and vibrations is
represented by the objects placed on the
appliance. These objects must be removed
from the appliance
- The bottles and the vessels placed in the
refrigerator touching each other. In such
cases move the bottles and the vessels so
that there is a small distance between them.
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Technical data
Brand
BEKO
Appliance type
FRIGDE-FREEZER Tip I
Model (commercial code)
DBK386WD+
Energy class (1)
A+
Power consumption (kWh/year) (2)
281
Total gross volume (l.)
350
Total usable volume (l.)
325
Refrigerator useful volume (l.)
235
Freezer usable volume (l.)
90
Stars rating number for freezer comp.
Autonomy (h)
18
Freezing capacity (kg/24 h)
5
Climatic class
SN-ST
Noise [dB(A) re 1 pW]
42
(1) Energy class : A+++ . . . D (A+++ = more efficient . . . D = less efficient)
(2) The real power consumption depends on using conditions and appliance location.
Ecological refrigerating agent R600a
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