Free-standing appliance - BSH CDN Service

Free-standing appliance
en Installation instructions and instructions for use
en Table of Contents
enI stalation instructions and instructions for use
Safety and warning information ......................... 3
Information concerning disposal ....................... 4
Scope of delivery .................................................. 4
Installing the appliance ....................................... 5
Installation dimensions ........................................ 5
Door opening angle ............................................. 6
Aligning the appliance ......................................... 7
Connecting the appliance ................................... 7
Removing the appliance door ........................... 7
Getting to know your appliance ........................ 8
Switching on the appliance ............................. 10
Setting the temperature .................................... 10
Alarm function .................................................... 11
Special functions ............................................... 11
Usable capacity ................................................. 12
Freezer compartment ....................................... 12
Max. freezing capacity ...................................... 12
Freezing fresh food ........................................... 12
Super freezing .................................................... 13
Thawing frozen food ......................................... 13
Refrigerator compartment ............................... 13
Super cooling ..................................................... 14
Features of the freezer compartment ............ 15
Variable interior design .................................... 15
Switching off and disconnecting
the appliance ..................................................... 16
Defrosting ........................................................... 16
Cleaning the appliance .................................... 16
Light (LED) .......................................................... 17
Tips for saving energy ...................................... 17
Operating noises ............................................... 17
Eliminating minor faults yourself ..................... 18
Customer service .............................................. 19
m Safety and warning
Before you switch ON the appliance
Please read the operating and installation
instructions carefully! They contain
important information on how to install, use
and maintain the appliance.
The manufacturer is not liable if you fail to
comply with the instructions and warnings.
Retain all documents for subsequent use or
for the next owner.
Technical safety
The tubes of the refrigeration circuit convey
a small quantity of an environmentally
friendly but flammable refrigerant (R600a).
It does not damage the ozone layer and
does not increase the greenhouse effect. If
refrigerant escapes, it may injure your eyes
or ignite.
If damage has occurred
■ Keep naked flames and/or ignition
sources away from the appliance,
■ thoroughly ventilate the room for several
■ switch off the appliance and pull out the
mains plug,
■ inform customer service.
The more refrigerant an appliance contains,
the larger the room must be in which the
appliance is situated. Leaking refrigerant
can form a flammable gas-air mixture in
rooms which are too small.
The room must be at least 1 m³ per 8 g
of refrigerant. The amount of refrigerant in
your appliance is indicated on the rating
plate inside the appliance.
If the power cord of this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, customer service or a
similarly qualified person. Improper
installations and repairs may put the user
at considerable risk.
Repairs may be performed by the
manufacturer, customer service or a
similarly qualified person only.
Only original parts supplied by the
manufacturer may be used. The
manufacturer guarantees that only these
parts satisfy the safety requirements.
A extension cable may be purchased from
customer service only.
Important information when using the
Never use electrical appliances inside the
appliance (e.g. heater, electric ice maker,
etc.). Explosion hazard!
Never defrost or clean the appliance with
a steam cleaner! The steam may
penetrate electrical parts and cause
a short-circuit. Risk of electric shock!
Do not use pointed and sharp-edged
implements to remove frost or layers of
ice. You could damage the refrigerant
tubes. Leaking refrigerant may cause eye
injuries or ignite.
Do not store products which contain
flammable propellants (e.g. spray cans)
or explosive substances in the appliance.
Explosion hazard!
Do not stand on or lean heavily against
base of appliance, drawers or doors, etc
For cleaning pull out mains plug or switch
off fuse. Do not pull out the mains plug by
tugging on the power cord.
Store high-percentage alcohol tightly
closed and standing up.
Keep plastic parts and the door seal free
of oil and grease. Otherwise, parts and
door seal will become porous.
Never cover or block the ventilation
openings of the appliance!
Avoiding placing children and
vulnerable people at risk:
At risk are children, people who have
limited physical, mental or sensory
abilities, as well as people who have
inadequate knowledge concerning safe
operation of the appliance.
Ensure that children and vulnerable
people have understood the hazards.
A person responsible for safety must
supervise or instruct children and
vulnerable people who are using the
Only children from 8 years and above
may use the appliance.
Supervise children who are cleaning and
maintaining the appliance.
Never allow children to play with the
Do not store bottled or canned drinks
(especially carbonated drinks) in the
freezer compartment. Bottles and cans
may burst!
Never put frozen food straight from the
freezer compartment into your mouth.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Avoid prolonged touching of frozen food,
ice or the evaporator pipes, etc.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Children in the household
Keep children away from packaging and
its parts.
Danger of suffocation from folding
cartons and plastic film!
Do not allow children to play with the
If the appliance features a lock:
keep the key out of the reach of children!
General regulations
The appliance is suitable
for refrigerating and freezing food,
■ for making ice.
This appliance is intended for use in
the home and the home environment.
The appliance is suppressed according to
EU Directive 2004/108/EC.
The refrigeration circuit has been checked
for leaks.
This product complies with the relevant
safety regulations for electrical appliances
(EN 60335-2-24).
This appliance is intended for use up to a
maximum height of 2000 metres above sea
Information concerning
* Disposal of packaging
The packaging protects your appliance from damage
during transit. All utilised materials are environmentally
safe and recyclable. Please help us by disposing of the
packaging in an environmentally friendly manner.
Please ask your dealer or inquire at your local authority
about current means of disposal.
* Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances are not worthless rubbish! Valuable raw
materials can be reclaimed by recycling old appliances.
This appliance is labelled in accordance with
European Directive 2012/19/EU concerning
used electrical and electronic appliances (waste
electrical and electronic equipment - WEEE). The
guideline determines the framework for the return
and recycling of used appliances as applicable
throughout the EU.
m Warning
Redundant appliances
1. Pull out the mains plug.
2. Cut off the power cord and discard with the mains
3. Do not take out the trays and receptacles: children
are therefore prevented from climbing in!
4. Do not allow children to play with the appliance once
it has spent its useful life. Danger of suffocation!
Refrigerators contain refrigerant and gases
in the insulation. Refrigerant and gases must be
disposed of professionally. Ensure that tubing
of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged prior to proper
Scope of delivery
After unpacking all parts, check for any damage in
If you have any complaints, please contact the dealer
from whom you purchased the appliance or our
customer service.
The delivery consists of the following parts:
■ Free-standing appliance
■ Bag containing installation materials
■ Interior fittings (depending on model)
■ Operating instructions
■ Customer service booklet
■ Warranty enclosure
■ Information on the energy consumption and noises
Installing the appliance
The appliance is heavy. Secure in position during
transportation and installation.
Due to the weight/dimensions of the appliance and to
minimise the risk of injury and damage to the appliance
at least two persons are necessary to set-up the
appliance safely.
Installation location
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated room.
The installation location should neither be exposed
to direct sunlight nor near a heat source, e.g. a cooker,
radiator, etc. If installation next to a heat source is
unavoidable, use a suitable insulating plate or observe
the following minimum distances to a heat source:
The appliance is fully functional within the room
temperature limits of the indicated climatic class. If
an appliance of climatic class SN is operated at colder
room temperatures, the appliance will not be damaged
up to a temperature of +5 °C.
Never cover the ventilation openings on the rear
of the appliance. Conduction of the heated air must not
be obstructed. Otherwise, the refrigeration unit must
work harder. This increases power consumption.
Place the enclosed spacers in the designated holders
on the back of the appliance. This ensures that there is
a minimum distance between the appliance and
the wall.
3 cm to electric or gas cookers.
30 cm to an oil or coal-fired cooker.
If installing the appliance next to another refrigerator
or freezer, ensure a minimum lateral distance of 25 mm
to prevent the formation of condensation.
If a panel or cupboard is installed above the appliance,
ensure that a gap of 30 mm is left so that the appliance
can be pulled out of the recess if required.
The air heated on the rear side of the appliance must
be allowed to escape unhindered.
m Caution
The appliance is very heavy.
Design: 128 kg
The floor of the installation location must not give way;
if required, reinforce floor.
To ensure that the doors can open all the way, observe
lateral minimum distances when installing
the appliance in a corner or recess (see chapter
Installation dimensions).
If the depth of the adjacent kitchen equipment is more
than 60 cm, observe lateral minimum distances
in order to utilise the full door opening angle (see
chapter “Door opening angle“).
Installation dimensions
Observe ambient temperature
and ventilation
Ambient temperature
The climate class can be found on the rating plate.
The climate class indicates within which ambient
temperatures the appliance can be operated.
The rating plate is located in the refrigerator
compartment at the right side.
Climate class
Permitted ambient temperature
+10 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 38 °C
+16 °C to 43 °C
Door opening angle
Aligning the appliance
To ensure that the appliance functions correctly, it must
be set level with a spirit level.
If the appliance is not level, water may flow out
of the ice maker, ice cubes may be irregular
or the doors may not close properly.
Electrical connection
Do not use extension cables or distributors. This
appliance must be connected to a permanently
installed socket.
The socket must be near the appliance and also freely
accessible following installation of the appliance.
The appliance complies with the protection class I.
Connect the appliance to 220-240 V/50 Hz alternating
current via a correctly installed socket with protective
conductor. The socket must be fused with a 10 A to
16 A fuse or higher.
For appliances operated in non-European countries,
the identification plate should be checked whether
the electric supply and the current model stated match
the values of your mains supply. The rating plate is
situated in the bottom right-hand side of the appliance.
The power cord may be replaced by a technician only.
m Warning
Connecting the appliance
Have a technician install and connect the appliance
according to the enclosed installation instructions.
Do not remove the transportation protection devices
from the shelves and storage compartments until
the appliance has been installed.
Always connect the water before the power.
Apart from statutory national regulations, you should
stick to the connection terms relating to the local
electricity and water companies.
After installing the appliance, wait at least 1 hour until
the appliance starts up. During transportation the oil
in the compressor may have flowed into
the refrigeration system.
Before switching on the appliance for the first time,
clean the interior of the appliance (see chapter
“Cleaning the appliance”).
Never connect the appliance to electronic energy saver
Our appliances can be used with mains and sinecontrolled inverters. Mains-controlled inverters are used
for photovoltaic systems which are connected directly
to the national grid. Sine-controlled inverters must be
used for isolated applications (e.g. on ships or in
mountain lodges) which are not connected directly to
the national grid.
Removing the appliance door
If the appliance will not fit through the house door,
the appliance doors can be unscrewed.
m Caution
Only customer service may unscrew the appliance
Getting to know your appliance
These operating instructions refer to several models.
The diagrams may differ.
* Not all models.
Freezer compartment
Refrigerator compartment
Control and display panel
Light switch for refrigerator and freezer
Light, freezer compartment
Ice maker
Air outlet opening
Door shelf
Glass shelf in the freezer compartment
Freezer calendar
Door shelf (2 star compartment) for short-term
storage of food and ice cream
Light, refrigerator compartment
Butter and cheese compartment
Air outlet opening
Bottle shelf *
Adjustable glass shelf
Glass shelf in the refrigerator compartment
“Cool-fresh” container
Door shelf
Vegetable container with humidity control
Height-adjustable feet
Control and display panel
The display panel and display panel on the door
consists of a touch pad.
Touch the keypad to actuate the corresponding
Freezer compartment display panel
Refrigerator compartment display panel
Selection button for freezer compartment
Is used to set the temperature setting
for the freezer compartment.
Temperature display freezer compartment
The numbers correspond to the set freezer
compartment temperatures in °C.
“super” display (freezer compartment)
Illuminates when super freezing is on.
Setting buttons +/The buttons are used to set the temperatures of
the refrigerator and freezer compartment.
“Fresh” button
Is used to switch fresh mode on and off.
“eco” button
Is used to switch Eco mode on and off.
Selection button for refrigerator compartment
Is used to set the temperature in the refrigerator
Temperature display refrigerator compartment
The numbers correspond to the set refrigerator
compartment temperatures in °C.
“super” display (refrigerator compartment)
Illuminates when “super cooling” is on.
“Alarm off” button
This button is used to switch off the warning
signal, (see chapter “Alarm function”).
Button Vacation
Is used to switch vacation mode on and off, (see
chapter Special functions, section Vacation
Button “lock” function
If this function is switched on, no settings are
possible via the controls.
Switching on the appliance
When connected, the appliance is switched on. A
warning signal sounds.
Press the “alarm off” button. The warning signal
switches off.
The preset temperatures are reached after several
hours. Do not put any food in the appliance
The factory has recommended the following
Freezer compartment: -18 °C
Refrigerator compartment: +4 °C
Setting the temperature
Freezer compartment
The temperature can be set from -16 °C to -24 °C.
1. Using the selection button freezer compartment 1
to select freezer compartment.
2. Use the temperature setting button 4 to set
the required freezer compartment temperature.
The value last selected is saved. The set temperature is
indicated on display 2.
We recommend a setting of -18 °C.
Refrigerator compartment
The temperature can be set from 2 °C to 8 °C.
1. Use the selection button refrigerator compartment 7
to select refrigerator compartment.
2. Using the temperature setting button 4, to set
the required refrigerator compartment temperature.
The value last selected is saved. The set temperature is
indicated on temperature display 8.
We recommend a setting of +4 °C.
Perishable food should not be stored above +4 °C.
Alarm function
Special functions
Door alarm
If the appliance is left open for longer than one minute,
the door alarm (continuous sound and red door handle
light) switches on. Close the door or press the "alarm
off" button 10 to switch the door alarm off again.
Fresh mode [fresh] gives food an even longer shelf life.
The alarm can also be switched off using any other
button, but this will also trigger the respective button
Temperature alarm
The temperature alarm switches on if the freezer
compartment is too warm and the food is at risk of
Press the "alarm off" button to switch off the warning
The alarm can also be switched off using any other
button, but this will also trigger the respective button
The audible and optical signal is actuated without risk
to the frozen food in the following cases:
■ When switching on the appliance.
■ When large quantities of fresh food are placed in the
The appliance automatically sets the following
■ Refrigerator compartment: +2 °C
■ Freezer compartment: remains unchanged
Switching on [fresh]
Press button [fresh] until the button is highlighted.
Switching off [fresh]
Press button [fresh] until the button is no longer
This function switches the appliance to energy-saving
The appliance automatically sets the following
■ Freezer compartment: : -16 °C
■ Refrigerator compartment: +6 °C
Switching on [eco]
Press button [eco] until the button is highlighted.
Switching off [eco]
Press button [eco] until the button is no longer
If leaving the appliance for a long period of time, you
can switch the appliance over to the energy-saving
vacation mode. The refrigerator compartment
temperature is automatically switched to +14 °C.
m Caution
Do not store any food in the refrigerator compartment
during this time!
The freezer compartment keeps the set temperatures.
Switching on [vacation]
Press button [vacation] until the button is highlighted.
Switching off [vacation]
Press button [vacation] until the button is no longer
The set temperature of the freezer compartment flashes
on the display panel. "alarm off" is displayed and the
red door handle light is switched on.
The temperature alarm stops as soon as the set
temperature has been reached again.
Do not refreeze thawing or thawed food. Only food that
has been cooked to make a ready-to-eat meal (boiled
or fried) may be refrozen.
Do not store the frozen produce for the max. storage
The [lock] function can be used to safeguard the
appliance from unintentional use.
Switching on [lock]
Press button [lock] until the button is highlighted.
Switching off [lock]
Press button [lock] until the button is no longer
Door handle light
The door handle of the freezer compartment features
an LED light which is activated as follows:
■ white light when opening the door and pressing a
■ red light if there is an alarm (see also chapter Alarm
Switching door handle light on/off
Press + button for five seconds.
Usable capacity
Information on the usable capacity can be found inside
your appliance on the rating plate (see diagram at
chapter “Customer service”).
Fully utilising the freezer volume
To place the maximum amount of food in the freezer,
the top frozen food container can be taken out of
the appliance. The food can then be placed directly on
the shelves and stacked in the lower frozen food
Freezer compartment
Use the freezer compartment
To store deep-frozen food.
To make ice cubes.
To freeze food.
Ensure that the freezer compartment door has been
closed properly. If the door is open, the frozen food will
thaw. The freezer compartment will become covered in
thick ice. Also: waste of energy due to high power
When the freezer compartment door is closed, a low
pressure occurs, causing a sucking noise. Wait two
to three minutes until the low pressure has adjusted
We recommend leaving the ice cube container
in the appliance. This ensures optimum temperature
distribution in the freezer compartment.
Purchasing frozen food
Packaging must not be damaged.
Use by the “use by” date.
Temperature in the supermarket freezer must be
-18 °C or lower.
If possible, transport deep-frozen food in an
insulated bag and place quickly in the freezer
Max. freezing capacity
Information about the max. freezing capacity within
24 hours can be found on the rating plate (see diagram
at chapter “Customer service”).
Freezing fresh food
Freeze fresh and undamaged food only.
To retain the best possible nutritional value, flavour and
colour, vegetables should be blanched before freezing.
Aubergines, peppers, zucchini and asparagus do not
require blanching.
Literature on freezing and blanching can be found
in bookshops.
Keep food which is to be frozen away from food which
is already frozen.
The following foods are suitable for freezing:
Cakes and pastries, fish and seafood, meat, game,
poultry, vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs without shells,
dairy products such as cheese, butter and quark,
ready meals and leftovers such as soups, stews,
cooked meat and fish, potato dishes, soufflés and
The following foods are not suitable for freezing:
Types of vegetables, which are usually consumed
raw, such as lettuce or radishes, eggs in shells,
grapes, whole apples, pears and peaches, hardboiled eggs, yoghurt, soured milk, sour cream,
crème fraîche and mayonnaise.
Packing frozen food
To prevent food from losing its flavour or drying out,
place in airtight containers.
1. Place food in packaging.
2. Remove air.
3. Seal the wrapping.
4. Label packaging with contents and date of freezing.
Suitable packaging:
Cling wrap, tubular film made of polyethylene,
aluminium foil, freezer containers.
These products are available from specialist outlets.
Unsuitable packaging:
Wrapping paper, greaseproof paper, cellophane, bin
liners and used shopping bags.
Items suitable for sealing packaged food:
Rubber bands, plastic clips, string, cold-resistant
adhesive tape, etc.
Bags and tubular film made of polyethylene (PE) can
be sealed with a film heat sealer.
Shelf life of frozen food
Storage duration depends on the type of food.
At a temperature of -18 °C:
■ Fish, sausage, ready meals and cakes and pastries:
up to 6 months
■ Cheese, poultry and meat:
up to 8 months
■ Vegetables and fruit:
up to 12 months
Super freezing
Food should be frozen solid as quickly as possible
in order to retain vitamins, nutritional value, appearance
and flavour.
Several hours before placing fresh food in the freezer
compartment, switch on super freezing to prevent
an unwanted temperature rise.
As a rule, 4–6 hours is adequate.
This appliance runs constantly and the freezer
compartment drops to a very low temperature.
If the max. freezing capacity is to be used, super
freezing must be switched on for 24 hours before the
fresh produce is placed in the freezer compartment.
Smaller quantities of food (up to 2 kg) can be frozen
without “super freezing”.
When super freezing is switched on, increased
operating noises may occur.
Thawing frozen food
Depending on the type and application, select one
of the following options:
m Caution
Do not refreeze thawing or thawed food. Only ready
meals (boiled or fried) may be refrozen.
No longer store the frozen produce for the max.
storage period.
Refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator compartment is the ideal storage
location for meat, sausage, fish, dairy products, eggs,
ready meals and pastries.
Storing food
Switching on and off
1. Select the freezer compartment area with the
selection button 1.
2. Keep pressing the temperature setting button 4 until
the super display 3 is lit.
Super freezing automatically switches off after approx.
2½ days.
at room temperature
in the refrigerator
in an electric oven, with/without fan assisted hot-air
in the microwave
Store fresh, undamaged food. The quality and
freshness will then be retained for longer.
In the case of ready-made products and bottled
goods, observe the best-before date or use-by date
specified by the manufacturer.
To retain aroma, colour and freshness, pack
or cover food well before placing in the appliance.
This will prevent the transfer of flavours and the
discolouration of plastic parts in the refrigerator
Allow warm food and drinks to cool down before
placing in the appliance.
Avoid contact between food and rear panel. Otherwise
the air circulation will be impaired.
Food or packaging could freeze to the rear panel.
Note the chill zones in the refrigerator
The air circulation in the refrigerator compartment
creates different chill zones:
Coldest zone is between the vegetable container and
the glass shelf situated above.
Store perishable food (e.g. fish, sausage, meat)
in the coldest zone above the vegetable container.
Warmest zone is at the very top of the door.
Store e.g. hard cheese and butter in the warmest
zone. Cheese can then continue to release its flavour
and the butter will still be easy to spread.
“Cool-fresh” container
■ Fruit sensitive to cold (e.g. pineapple, banana,
papaya and citrus fruit) and vegetables sensitive
to cold (e.g. aubergines, cucumbers, zucchini,
peppers, tomatoes and potatoes) should be stored
outside the refrigerator at temperatures of approx.
+8 °C to +12 °C for optimum preservation of quality
and flavour.
■ Condensation may form in the vegetable container
depending on the type and quantity of products
stored. Remove condensation with a dry cloth and
adjust air humidity in the vegetable container with
the humidity controller.
Super cooling
Foods suitable for “cool-fresh” container:
In principle all foods which are fresh and are to remain
fresh for even longer, such as: fish, seafood, meat
and sausage, dairy products, and ready meals.
Super cooling sets the refrigerator temperature
to the coldest temperature setting for approx. 6 hours.
Then the appliance automatically switches
to the temperature set prior to super cooling mode.
Switch on super cooling mode, e.g.
before placing large quantities of food
in the refrigerator compartment.
for the fast cooling of drinks.
Foods not suitable for the “cool-fresh” drawer:
Fruit and vegetables sensitive to cold (e.g.: tropical fruit
such as pineapples, bananas, papaya, citrus fruits,
melons as well as tomatoes, aubergines, zucchini,
capsicums, cucumbers, potatoes).
The ideal storage location for these foods is
the refrigerator compartment.
When super cooling is switched on, increased
operating noises may occur.
Vegetable container with humidity
1. Select the refrigerator compartment area with the
selection button 7.
2. Keep pressing the temperature setting button 4 until
the super display 9 is lit.
To create the optimum storage climate for fruit and
vegetables, you can set the air humidity in the
vegetable container depending on the quantity stored:
smaller quantities of fruit and vegetables – high air
large quantities of fruit and vegetables – low air
Switching on and off
Features of the freezer
(not all models)
Ice maker
Variable interior design
You can vary the shelves inside the appliance
and the door shelves as required.
Pull shelf forwards, lower and swing out to the side.
Lift the door shelf and remove.
1. Remove the ice cube tray, fill ¾ full of drinking water
and re-insert.
2. When the ice cubes are frozen, rotate the knobs
on the ice cube trays several times to the right
and release. The ice cubes loosen and fall into
the storage container.
3. Remove ice cubes from the storage container.
Special features
(not all models)
Cleaning the appliance
Adjustable glass shelf “easy Lift”
m Warning
Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner!
m Caution
Do not use abrasive, chloride or acidic cleaning agents
or solvents.
m Caution
Do not use scouring or abrasive sponges. The metallic
surfaces could corrode.
m Caution
Never clean shelves and containers in the dishwasher.
The parts may become deformed!
Proceed as follows:
The height of the shelf can be adjusted without taking it
out. Take food off the shelf beforehand.
The max. shelf load: 3 kg
Switching off and
disconnecting the appliance
Switching off the appliance
Pull out mains plug or switch off fuse.
Refrigerating unit switches off.
Disconnecting the appliance
If you do not use the appliance for a prolonged period:
1. Take all food out of the appliance.
2. Pull out the mains plug or switch off the fuse.
3. Clean the appliance interior (see chapter “Cleaning
the appliance”).
4. Leave the appliance doors open to prevent odours
from forming.
Freezer compartment
The fully automatic NoFrost system ensures
that the freezer compartment remains free of ice.
Defrosting is no longer required.
Refrigerator compartment
Defrosting is actuated automatically.
The condensation runs through the drainage hole into
an evaporation pan on the rear of the appliance.
1. Before cleaning: Switch off the appliance.
2. Pull out mains plug or switch off fuse.
3. Take out the frozen food and store in a cool location.
Place the ice pack (if enclosed) on the food.
4. Wait until the layer of frost has thawed.
5. Clean the appliance with a soft cloth, lukewarm water
and a little pH neutral washing-up liquid. The rinsing
water must not run into the light.
6. Wipe the door seal with clear water only and then
wipe dry thoroughly.
7. After cleaning reconnect and switch the appliance
back on.
8. Put the frozen food back into the appliance.
Interior fittings
To clean the equipment, all variable parts of
the appliance can be taken out (see chapter Variable
interior design).
To take out and clean the containers, open the doors
fully beyond 90°.
Removing the container
Pull out container all the way, lift to detach it from
the holder and take out.
To insert the container, place on the telescopic rails
and push into the appliance. Attach the container by
pressing it down.
Removing vegetable container with humidity control
1. Pull out vegetable container.
2. Take out the glass shelf.
3. Remove the moisture cover.
Tips for saving energy
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated room!
The appliance should not be installed in direct
sunlight or near a heat source (e.g. radiator, cooker).
If required, use an insulating plate.
Do not block the ventilation openings in
the appliance.
Allow warm food and drinks to cool down before
placing in the appliance.
Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator compartment
and use the low temperature of the frozen food
to cool refrigerated food.
Open the appliance as briefly as possible.
Ensure that the freezer compartment door is always
closed properly.
If available:
Fit wall spacers to obtain the indicated energy rating
of the appliance (see “Installing the appliance”,
section “Ventilation”). A reduced wall gap will not
restrict the function of the appliance. The energy
rating may then increase slightly.
The arrangement of the fittings does not affect the
energy rating of the appliance.
Operating noises
Quite normal noises
Motors are running (e.g. refrigerating units, fan).
Bubbling, humming or gurgling noises
Refrigerant is flowing through the tubing.
Motor, switches or solenoid valves are switching on/off.
Preventing noises
Replacing vegetable container with humidity control
1. First replace the moisture cover.
2. Insert the glass shelf.
3. Slide the vegetable container back in.
Light (LED)
Your appliance features a maintenance-free LED light.
These lights may be repaired by customer service
or authorised technicians only.
The appliance is not level
Please align the appliance with a spirit level. Use
the height-adjustable feet or place packing underneath
The appliance is not free-standing
Please move the appliance away from adjacent units
or appliances.
Containers or storage areas wobble or stick
Please check the removable parts and re-insert them
correctly if required.
Bottles or receptacles are touching each other
Move the bottles or receptacles slightly away
from each other.
Eliminating minor faults
Before you call customer service:
Please check whether you can eliminate the fault
yourself based on the following information.
Run an appliance self-test (see chapter “Appliance selftest”).
Customer service will charge you for advice even
if the appliance is still under guarantee!
Possible cause
Temperature differs greatly
from the set value.
Displays do not illuminate.
The temperature display for
the freezer compartment flashes,
a warning signal sounds and
the “alarm off” button is lit.
The freezer compartment is too
Frozen food is at risk!
The light does not work.
Remedial action
In some cases it is adequate to switch off the appliance
for 5 minutes.
If the temperature is too high wait a few hours and check
whether the temperature has approached the set value.
If the temperature is too low check the temperature again
the next day.
Power failure; the fuse has been switched off; Connect mains plug. Check whether the power is on, check
the mains plug has not been inserted properly. the fuses.
To switch off the warning signal, press the “alarm off” button.
Appliance is open.
Close the appliance.
Ventilation openings have been covered.
Ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
Too much food was placed in the freezer at
Do not exceed max. freezing capacity.
When the fault has been eliminated, the alarm display goes out
shortly afterwards.
Light switch is jammed.
Check whether the light switch can move.
The light is defective.
(See chapter “Light”.)
Appliance has no refrigeration
The light does not work.
The display does not illuminate.
Power failure.
Check whether the power is on.
The fuse has been switched off.
Check the fuse.
The refrigerating unit
is switching on more frequently
and for longer.
Appliance opened frequently.
Do not open the appliance unnecessarily.
The ventilation openings have been covered.
Remove obstacles.
The mains plug has not been inserted properly. Check whether the mains plug is secure.
Large quantities of fresh food are being frozen. Do not exceed max. freezing capacity.
Customer service
Your local customer service can be found
in the telephone directory or in the customer-service
index. Please provide customer service with
the appliance product number (E-Nr.) and production
number (FD-Nr.).
These specifications can be found on the rating plate.
To prevent unnecessary call-outs, please assist
customer service by quoting the product
and production numbers. This will save you additional
Repair order and advice on faults
Contact information for all countries can be found
on the enclosed customer service list.
0344 892 8999
01450 2655
866 447 4363
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local or mobile
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0.0088 € per
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Carl-Wery-Straße 34
81739 München, GERMANY
8001050108 (9704)
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