Whirlpool | IN F 1412 UK | Instruction for Use | Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions
English, 1
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Description of the appliance, 4
Overall view
Start-up and use, 5
Starting the appliance
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 6
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Defrosting the appliance
IN F 1411 UK
IN F 1412 UK
Precautions and tips, 7
General safety
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 8
Assistance, 9
Guarantee, 10
After Sales Service, 11
! Before placing your new appliance into operation please
read these operating instructions carefully. They contain
important information for safe use, for installation and for
care of the appliance.
Your appliance is supplied with a 13amp fused plug that
can be plugged into a 13amp socket for immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and
condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to
operate correctly and save energy.
3. Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part of
the appliance and any furniture above it, and at least 5
cm between the sides and any furniture/side walls.
4. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat
(direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
5. In order to maintain the correct distance between the
appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers supplied
in the installation kit, following the instructions provided.
1. Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.
2. If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the
refrigerator by tightening or loosening the front feet.
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, carefully place it
vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it to
the electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into the
electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with
the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate
located inside the freezer (e.g. 150 W).
• The voltage is in the range of values indicated on the
data plate located inside the freezer (e.g. 220-240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance.
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do
not use extension cords or multiple sockets.
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and the fuse
cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until
a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to remove it to add a longer cable
or to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units
etc. please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
- The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit
your socket. The cable should be cut as close as
possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Fitting a new plug
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked
or coloured Green and Yellow.
'E' or
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or
coloured red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or
coloured Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives:
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
& 93/68/EEC
Description of the
Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not
directly represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
GREEN indicator Light
RED indicator Light
YELLOW indicator Light
GREEN indicator light
This is illuminated when the appliance is connected to
the electricity mains (press the ON/OFF switch so it is in
the - position).
YELLOW indicator light
This is illuminated when the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob is in the Super position.
This automatically adjusts the temperature inside the
Increasingly cold temperatures may be selected by
moving the knob from position 1 to position 4.
The Super position is used to freeze fresh food.
RED Light
This light goes on when the temperature inside the
appliance is not sufficient to preserve foodstuffs.
ICE tray
ON/OFF switch
Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! Before starting the appliance, follow the installation
instructions (see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the
compartments and accessories well with lukewarm water
and bicarbonate.
1. Plug the appliance in and make sure the GREEN and
RED indicator lights are illuminated (press the ON/
OFF switch so it is in the - position).
2. Turn the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the
Super position (YELLOW indicator light illuminated).
3. When the red indicator light switches off, turn the
position. The freezer is now ready to be used.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• Use the TEMPERATURE CONTROL knob to adjust the
1 = warmest
4 = coldest
We recommend, however, a medium position.
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has
already been defrosted. These foods must be cooked
and eaten (within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into
contact with food that has already been defrosted.
Fresh food must be stored in the top FREEZER and
STORAGE compartment.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and
which are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer
because they could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen daily is
indicated on the plate containing the technical properties
located within the freezer (for example: Kg/24h: 4).
• To freeze food, turn the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob to the Super position (YELLOW
indicator light illuminated). Place the food you wish to
freeze in the top compartment, making sure it does
not come into contact with any items which are
already frozen. After 24 hours, once the freezing
process is complete, turn the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob to a medium position (YELLOW
indicator light illuminated).
! Remember to carry out this last step in order.
• Placing large amounts of fresh food in the freezer may
temporarily increase the temperature inside the
appliance (this is indicated when the RED indicator
light illuminates). This situation, as it is only
temporary, does not adversely affect the storage
conditions of food that is already frozen.
• In order to obtain a greater amount of space in the
freezer compartment, you may remove the bins
(except the lowest bin and the special COOL CARE
ZONE bin, which has an adjustable temperature)
and place the food directly onto the evaporator
• To freeze a lower amount of food than that indicated
on the data plate, position the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob to SUPER (yellow indicator light
on) and introduce the foodstuffs into the upper
After 24 hours, once the freezing process is complete,
reposition the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to
a medium position (yellow indicator light off).
To freeze the same amount of food as that indicated
on the data plate, position the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob to SUPER (yellow indicator light
on) 24 hours prior to introducing the foodstuffs to be
frozen; introduce the foodstuffs then wait a further 24
hours before re-positioning the knob to the normal
operation position.
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature inside
the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for at least
9 -14 hours.
! RED Indicator Light. When this red light comes on for a
prolonged period of time, it means that the freezer is not
functioning properly and the temperature is rising too
much. (Call your Service Centre)
This warning light might come on for a brief period when:
a) the door is left open for an extended period of time
(when the freezer is being loaded or unloaded).
b) when the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is set to
the Super position (YELLOW indicator light illuminated).
In these two cases, the fact that the warning light comes
on does not indicate that the freezer is malfunctioning or
there is a defect.
ICE tray
The fact that they are situated on the top part of the
freezer drawers ensures greater cleanliness: the ice no
longer comes into contact with the food placed inside
the freezer compartment; furthermore, the dripping of
the water during filling is avoided (a lid to cover up the
hole after filling with water is also provided).
1. Pull out the tray by pushing it up. Check that the
tray is ompletely empty and fill it with water through
the opening provided.
2. Take care not to exceed the level indicated (MAX
WATER LEVEL). Excess water prevents the ice
cubes from dispensing (if this happens, wait for the
ice to melt and empty the tray).
Maintenance and care
3. Turn the tray 90°: due to the connected
compartments each mould fills with water (see
4. Close the opening with the lid provided and put the
tray back.
5. When the ice has formed (minimum time
approximately 8 hours) knock the tray against a hard
surface and wet the outside so that the ice cubes
come loose and take them out through the opening.
sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an
extended period of time, clean the inside and leave
the doors open.
Defrosting the appliance
! Follow the instructions below.
Do not use objects with sharp or pointed edges to
defrost the appliance as these may damage the
refrigeration circuit beyond repair.
If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to
defrost manually:
1. The previous day, turn the TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT knob to the Super position (YELLOW
indicator light illuminated) in order to cool the food
down even more.
Switching the appliance off
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
1. Switch the appliance off (press the ON/OFF switch
so that it is in the o position and the GREEN
indicator light is off);
2. pull the plug out of the socket.
2. Switching the appliance off.
3. Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in
another freezer or in a cool place.
4. Leave the door open until the frost has melted
completely. This can be made easier by placing
containers with lukewarm water in the freezer
5. Certain appliances are
fitted with the DEFROST
Let the water flow into a
container (see diagram).
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the
rubber seals may be cleaned using a sponge that
has been soaked in lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda or neutral soap. Do not use
solvents, abrasive products, bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in
warm water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse
and dry them carefully.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic
materials which are odour free. In order to maintain
an odour free refrigerator and to prevent the
formation of stains, food must always be covered or
6. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully
before switching the appliance on again.
7. Wait for approximately 2 hours, i.e. until the ideal
storage conditions have been restored, before
placing food in the freezer compartment.
Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the
instructions in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• WARNING: do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug
from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Always switch the appliance off and unplug it before
cleaning it or carrying out any maintenance work. It is
not sufficient to press the ON/OFF button so that it is
in the o position (GREEN indicator light illuminated) to
eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances
should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use any sharp or pointed utensils or electrical
equipment - other than the type recommended by the
manufacturer - inside the frozen food storage
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory 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.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It
can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
• Observe local environmental standards when
disposing packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires
that old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream. Old appliances must be collected separately
in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the
materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment. The crossed out
“wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of
your obligation, that when you dispose of the
appliance it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal
of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated
room. Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight
and do not place it near heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food:
cold air must circulate freely for food to be preserved
properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor will
work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The
internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance).
A thick layer of ice makes cold transference to food
products more difficult and results in increased
energy consumption.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air
from escaping (see Maintenance).
If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The green GREEN indicator light
does not illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far
enough to make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The RED indicator light remains
illuminated constantly.
• The door is not closed properly or has been open continuously.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position.
The motor runs continuously.
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and
make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor
is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
The YELLOW indicator light is on (see Description).
The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
The outside ambient temperature is very high.
The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see Maintenance).
The RED indicator light is illuminated • A large amount of non-frozen food has been placed inside, causing
for brief periods of time
the temperature inside the freezer to rise temporarily. As this is a
short-term situation, it does not adversely affect the storage conditions
of food that has already been frozen.
• The door has been left open for a long time (when placing food inside
or taking it out). In this case, the illumination of this light is not an
indicator of any freezer fault/problem.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is set to the Super position
(YELLOW indicator light illuminated). In this case, the illumination of
this light is not an indicator of any freezer fault/problem.
Before calling for Assistance:
• Check if the malfunction can be solved on your own (see Troubleshooting).
• If after all the checks, the appliance still does not operate or the problem persists, call the nearest Service
serial number
• type of malfunction
• appliance model (Mod.)
• serial number (S/N)
This information can be found on the data
plate located on the bottom left side of the
refrigerator compartment.
Mod. RG 2330
220 - 240 V-
50 Hz
150 W
Total 340
Compr. R 134 a
Test Pressure
P.S-I. LOW 140
Kompr. kg 0,090
Made in Italy 13918
W Fuse
S/N 704211801
Max 15 w
Poder de Cong
kg/24 h
Never call on unauthorized technicians and always refuse spare parts which are not originals.
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no
cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of
improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Indesit also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There
will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply
call our registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 0 8448
226 226 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Indesit Service
Hotline on 08448 224 224 (ROI 01 230 0233) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange
for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine or, if you
prefer, give you your money back.
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Indesit appliance during the course of its working life than us the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Indesit Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1000 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Indesit ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Indesit’scontinued commitment to helping the environment, Indesit reserves the right to use quality,
recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. Please see section “Precautions and tips” for
details about disposal legislation. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut
the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance
can no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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