DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 1 OWNER’S INSTRUCTIONS Register your product at www.samsung.com/global/register DA68-01236B REV(0.0) ENGLISH REFRIGERATOR DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 2 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 1 FEATURES These operating instructions cover various models. The characteristics of your appliance may differ slightly from those described in this manual. Environment-friendly fridge/freezer using R600a refrigerant and cyclopentane blowing agent. • This products protects the environment by using the R600a refrigerant and the cyclopentane blowing agent. • Properties: ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential): 0 GWP (Global Warming Potential): Lowest R600a or R134a is used as a refrigerant. Check the compressor label on the rear of the appliance and the rating label inside the fridge to see which refrigerant is used for your refrigerator. Make sure to use the product being installed in a built-in cabinet. - If it is installed outside a built-in cabinet, there is possibility of safety problems such as personal injuries. High-energy efficiency • Optimized power consumption when using R600a and cyclopentane. Power freeze • Food can be stored in fresh conditions by cooling it quickly via the “Power freeze” freezing function. Fresh compartment, just above 0°C • Drawer for dry or wrapped food. • Drawer for fresh salades, vegetables and fruits. Fridge at the top, drawer-type freezer at the bottom • The highly ergonomic vegetable compartment is placed at waist height as it is frequently used. • The drawer-type freezer minimizes temperature variations and stores food cleanly and conveniently. CONTENTS Power on/off • The main power switch is handy to switch the appliance on and off without pulling out the main plug. FEATURES................................................................................. 1 WARNINGS / SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................. 2 INSTALLING THE FRIDGE / FREEZER................................... 4 PREPARING THE FRIDGE / FREEZER................................... 5 USING THE CONTROL FEATURES..........................................6 STORING FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER..... 7 MAKING ICE............................................................................... 9 REMOVING AND CLEANING THE ACCESSORIES............. 10 REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT...................................... 11 PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS .............................................. 11 USAGE PRECAUTIONS.......................................................... 12 VIEW OF YOUR FRIDGE / FREEZER.....................................13 Digital temperature control display • The display shows all functions of the appliance, so that you can easily control them. 1 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 2 WARNINGS / SAFETY PRECAUTIONS To avoid any risk of personal injury, material damage or incorrect use of the appliance, be sure to observe the following safety precautions. (After reading these owner’s instructions, please keep them in a safe place for reference). Remember to hand them over to any subsequent owner. Indicates that a danger of death or serious injury exists. Indicates that a risk of personal injury or material damage exists. Warning Caution Do not disassemble, repair or alter the appliance. • It may cause fire or abnormal operations, which may lead to injury. Warning Do not plug several appliances into the same socket. • This could cause overheating and the risk of fire. Pull the power plug out of the socket before replacing the interior light in the refrigerator. • Otherwise, there is a risk of electric shock. Keep the power plug away from the rear of the fridge/freezer. • A damaged power plug may cause fire due to overheating. Be sure to ground the appliance. • Otherwise, it may cause material damage and electric shock. Do not directly spray water inside or outside the fridge/freezer. • There is a risk of fire or electric shock. If you wish to dispose of the refrigerator / freezer, throw it away after removing the door or its seals. • In this way, it is not possible for a child to remain trapped inside it. Do not spray inflammable gas near the fridge/freezer. • There is a risk of explosion or fire. Do not bend the power cord excessively or place heavy articles on it. This constitutes a fire hazard. If the power cord is This appliance contains a small amount of isobutane refrigerant (R600a), a natural gas with high environmental compatibility, but it is also combustible. When transporting and installing the appliance, care should be taken to ensure that no parts of the refrigerating circuit are damaged. damaged, have it replaced immediately by the manufacturer, its service agent or a similarly qualified person. Do not insert the power plug with wet hands. • You may receive an electric shock. Refrigerant squirting out of the pipes could ignite or cause an eye injury. If a leak is detected, avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the room in which the appliance is standing for several minutes. • In order to avoid the creation of a flammable gasDo not install the refrigerator / freezer in a damp air mixture if a leak in the refrigerating circuit occurs, place, where it may come into contact with water. the size of the room in which the appliance may be • Incorrect insulation of the electrical parts may sited depends on the amount of refrigerant used. cause an electric shock or fire. The room must be 1m3 in size for every 8 g of R600a refrigerant inside the appliance. The amount Do not store volatile and inflammable of refrigerant in your particular appliance is shown substances in the refrigerator. on the identification plate inside the appliance. • The storage of benzene, thinner, alcohol, ether, LP • Never start up an appliance showing any signs of gas or other such substances may cause an damage. If in doubt, consult your dealer. explosion. Do not put a container filled with liquid on top of the appliance. • If the water spills on to any electrical parts, it may lead to fire or electric shock. 2 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 3 Do not touch any containers and food in the freezer with wet hands. • It may cause frostbite. Warning • Keep ventilation openings in the appliance enclosure or mounting structure clear of obstruction. • Do not use mechanical devices or any other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer. • Do not damage the refrigerant circuit. • Do not use electrical appliances inside the fridge/freezer, unless they are of a type recommended by the manufacturer. Remove any foreign matter from the power plug pins. • Otherwise, there is a risk of fire. Do not insert your hand into the bottom area of the appliance. • Any sharp edges may cause personal injury. After unplugging the appliance, wait for at least five minutes before plugging it in again to the wall socket. • Abnormal operation of the freezer may cause material damage. Caution If the appliance is not to be used for a long period of time, pull out the power plug. • Any deterioration in the insulation may cause fire. Do not store too much food in the appliance. • When you open the door, an item may fall out and cause personal injury or material damage. Do not let children touch or play with the control panel on the front of the appliance. • Do not allow children to play with this appliance. • Do not stand or lean on the base panel, pull-out parts, doors and so on. • Repairs and maintenance of the appliance should only be performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect repairs by an unqualified person are a potential source of danger that may have critical consequences for the user of the appliance. • Never put ice cubes or ice lollies straight from the freezer into your mouth. (The low temperature may cause “freezer burns”.) Do not put bottles or any kinds of glass in the freezer. • The container may break and cause personal injury. If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power plug. • If may cause electric shock or fire. Do not disconnect the power cord by pulling on it. • You may disconnect a wire and cause a short circuit. Do not store articles on top of the appliance. • When you open or close the door, the articles may fall and cause personal injury or material damage. Caution Do not store pharmaceutical products, scientific materials or other temperature-sensitive products in the refrigerator. • Products that require strict temperature controls must not be stored in the refrigerator. The refrigerant used in fridge/freezers and the gases in the insulation material require special disposal procedures. Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of the appliance are damaged prior to disposal. Do not let a child hang from the door. 3 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 4 INSTALLING THE FRIDGE/FREEZER Allow an adequate space and install the fridge/freezer on a firm, level floor. • If the appliance is not level, there may be unusual noises and poor cooling. • Wait for at least one hour before plugging the appliance in. Clean the fridge/freezer. • Wipe and clean the appliance inside and outside with a damp cloth. Plug the fridge/freezer into a wall socket used exclusively by this appliance. • This appliance must be properly grounded. Place the food in the fridge/freezer. • It is recommended that you wait for the appliance to cool for 2-3 hours before storing food in it. We advise you not to go against this instruction manual. Please stick to instructions here. • There is a possibility of electric shock or fire. Warning Use of an grounded socket exclusively for the appliance: • If you are using a socket with an earthing terminal, you do not require a separate earthing connection. Use of a non-grounded socket: • Connect the “earthing wire” to the copper plate and bury it at a depth of at least 25 cm in the ground. 25cm LEVELLING If the front of the appliance is slightly higher than the rear, the door can be open and closed more easily. The appliance tilts down to the left. Turn the left adjusting leg in the direction of the arrow with a flat head screwdriver until the appliance is level. The appliance tilts down to the right. Turn the right adjusting leg in the direction of the arrow with a flat head screwdriver until the appliance is level. 4 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 5 PREPARING THE FRIDGE/FREEZER To prepare your appliance for use and check that it is running correctly, take the following steps. Install all shelves and compartments removed during transport in the correct positions. Clean the fridge/freezer and accessories to remove any dust that accumulated during packing and shipping. The interior light of the appliance will light up when the door is open. Set the temperature control to the coldest temperature and let the refrigerator operate for one hour. The freezer should get slightly chilled and the motor should run smoothly with a soft hum and no noise. Your fridge/freezer is operated by a compressor which switches “on and off” to maintain the internal temperature. When the compressor is new, it requires running in for a period of up to five months. During this period, it may be slightly noisy. This is quite normal and does not represent a fault. Store food once the temperature in the refrigerator is sufficiently low. It takes a few hours after starting the refrigerator to reach the proper temperature. If the appliance does not operate correctly, check the electricity supply. If the problem persists,contact your dealer. 5 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 6 USING THE CONTROL FEATURES A. Model with Digital Display Power Freeze Freezer Temp. Power Fre. Freezer Temp. Fridge Temp. ➀ ➁ ➂ Power Fridge Temp. Power ➃ Power Freeze Button • Switches the fast freeze function on or off. • Use when you wish to freeze foods quickly. • The Power Fre. indicator ➀ remains on while the fast freeze function is running. • While this function is selected, the refrigerating device remains switched on continuously and produces a very low temperature inside the freezer. • The fast freeze function switches off automatically. When the fast freeze process is completed, the Power Fre. indicator ➀ switches off and the freezer switches back to the previous setting temperature. Freezer Temp. Button • Sets the Freezer temperature. • Press the button repeatedly to change the temperature in sequence between -25°C and -14°C (displayed ➁) • Freezer temperature range: -19°C. Fridge Temp. Button • Sets the Fridge temperature. • Press the button repeatedly to change the temperature in sequence between +7°C and -1°C (displayen ➂) • Refrigerator temperature range: +2°C Power Button • Main power on/off switch. • Switches the appliance completely on or off. • Press the button for more than 3 seconds. - When the power comes on, the relevant light blinks if the room temp is over 15°C and it comes back to normal if the room temp goes under 15°C So, feel free to use the product. 6 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 7 STORING FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER When storing food in the appliance, follow the recommendations below. • Allow warm food and beverages to cool down before storing them in the appliance. • Ensure that food is well-wrapped or covered before it is stored. This will prevent food from dehydrating, deteriorating in colour or losing flavor and will help maintain freshness. It will also prevent cross-flavouring. • Never let any oil or grease come into contact with the plastic fittings or door seals, as these materials easily become porous. • Never store any explosive substances inside the appliance. High-proof alcohol should only be stored upright in tightly sealed containers. A. Refrigerator Transparent, safety glass shelf • Place food in storage containers and lay the items out at suitable intervals. • The storage shelf is of an unbreakable, transparent material, so that you can use it safely. Fresh salad drawers • Vegetable and fruit can be stored in this compartment. • It is possible, if you need more space to store vegetable and fruits, to remove drawers. Dairy and multi-purpose guard • Store fatty foods, like butter and cheese. • Store small, packed foods, like milk, yogurt and beverages. Egg tray • Put eggs into the egg tray as shown in the figure and store the tray in a convenient place in one of the multi-purpose guards. Bottle guard • Store small bottles and cartons (1 litre) of beer, milk, juice in the upper part and large bottles and cartons (1.5 litres) in the lower part. 7 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 8 B. Freezer Upper freezer drawer • Store packed frozen foods, like ice cream and bacon. Middle/lower freezer drawer • Store fresh meat and fish or dried foods, which are divided into suitably sized portions. Wrapping food Note Pack the food in suitably sized portions for your household. Vegetable and fruit portions should be no heavier than 1 kg, while meat portions can be up to 2.5 kg. Smaller portions freeze through more quickly and the quality is thereby maintained better when defrosting and preparing the food. It is important to seal food in airtight bags or containers before freezing to prevent it from losing favor or dehydrating. Wrap the food, press out any air and seal it airtight. Suitable wrapping materials: Plastic bags, cling-film, aluminium foil and freezer containers. These items are available from any dealer. Unsuitable wrapping materials: Wrapping paper, greaseproof paper, cellophane, bin bags or used carrier bags. Suitable sealing materials: Rubber bands, plastic clips, string, freezer tape or similar. Plastic film and bags may be heat-sealed using a special sealing iron or press. Before placing a package in the freezer, it should be clearly labelled with the contents and date of freezing. 8 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 9 MAKING ICE Pour water into the ice cube maker. • Fill the maker up to about 80% with water. Place the ice cube maker in the middel freezer drawer. To take out the ice cubes: • Twist the ice cube maker slightly. Danger of explosion Warning • The coldest parts of the refrigerator are the rear panel and the lowest shelf. This is the best place to store delicate foodstuffs. • Glass bottles containing liquids that can freeze should never be stored in the freezer as the glass will explode when the contents freeze. Note Making ice quickly To make a large quantity of ice quickly, press the “Power Freeze” button to select the fast freeze function. 9 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 10 REMOVING AND CLEANING THE ACCESSORIES Before cleaning the appliance, you must always switch it off and unplug it from the wall socket. Do not use a steam cleaner. The hot steam could damage the surface of the appliance or the electrical components, causing a risk of electric shock. Ice tray • Using the handle, pull the ice tray out as far as it will go, then remove it by lifting it up slightly and pulling it towards you. Fresh salad drawers (optional) • Pull the salad drawers out as far as it will go, then remove it by lifting it slightly and pulling it towards you. • Wipe it with a damp cloth. Bottle guard • Hold the bottle guard in both hands, then remove it by lifting it slightly and pulling it towards you. • Wash it in water. Freezer drawer • Holding the freezer drawer in both hands, pull it out as far as it will go, then remove it by lifting it up slightly and pulling it towards you. • Wipe it with a damp cloth. Transparent, safety glass shelf (optional) • Remove the shelf, then clean it using water and detergent. Rubber seals • Clean the rubber seals with a damp cloth and detergent. Use a wooden skewer wrapped in a small cloth to clean in the grooves. Deodorizer (optional) • Soak the deodorizer at the back of the vegetable drawer in the Ref-Room in warm and clean water (more than 2 liter) for more than 4 hours and dry it in sun light for more than 6 hours. (When it is tough to get rid of the smell in it because it it used for a period between 6 months and 1 year.) 10 Deodorizer DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 11 REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT Always unplug the appliance when replacing the refrigerator light. Otherwise, there is the danger of electric shock. Unscrew the cover with + head screwdriver. - Incandescent light • Turn the interior light to pull it out and replace it with a new one. Screw the cover with + head screwdriver. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS The appliance is not operating at all or the temperature is too high • Check that the power plug is correctly connected. • Is the temperature control on the front panel correctly set? • Does sun shine on the appliance or are there heat sources nearby? • Is the back of the appliance too near to the wall? The food in the refrigerator is frozen • Is the temperature control on the front panel set to the coldest temperature? • Is the surrounding temperature too low? • Did you put food with a high water content in the refrigerator? There are unusual noises • Check that the appliance is installed on a stable, level floor. • Is the back of the appliance too near to the wall? • Have any foreign objects fallen behind or under the appliance? • Is the noise coming from the compressor in the appliance? • A ticking sound may be heard inside the appliance; this is normal. This sound occurs when the various accessories contract or expand. The front corners and sides of the appliance are warm and condensation starts to form • Heat-proof pipes are installed in the front corners of the appliance to prevent condensation from forming. When the surrounding temperature rises, this may not always be effective. However, this is not abnormal. • In very humid weather, condensation may form on the outer surface of the appliance when the moisture in the air comes into contact with the cool surface of the appliance. 11 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 12 You can hear a liquid babbling in the appliance • This is the refrigerant, which cools the inside of the appliance. There is a bad smell inside the appliance • You did not seal the food. • Store foods covered and clean the cold inlet. There is a layer of frost on the appliance’s walls • Is the air outlet on the appliance plugged in? • Space the food out as much as possible to improve ventilation. • Is the door fully closed? Condensation forms on the inside wall of the appliance and around vegetables • Food with a high water content is stored uncovered with a high humidity level or the door has been left open for a long time. • Store the food with a cover or in sealed containers. USAGE PRECAUTIONS Store food with a high water content at the front of a refrigerator shelf. Store hot food in the appliance after it has cooled. • If you store cold food, you save on electricity and improve refrigeration. Tips Power Saving Tips • Install the appliance in a cool, dry room with adequate ventilation. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight and never put it near a direct source of heat (radiator, for example). • Never block any vents or grilles on the appliance. • Allow warm food to cool down before placing it in the appliance. • Put frozen food in the refrigerator to thaw. You can then use the low temperatures of the frozen products to cool food in the refrigerator. • Do not keep the door of the appliance open for too long when putting food in or taking food out. The shorter the time for which the door is open, the less ice will form in the freezer. 12 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 13 VIEW OF YOUR FRIDGE / FREEZER DISPLAY R-ROOM LAMP EGG HOLDER DAIRY PRODUCTS ROOM R-ROOM TEMP SENSOR R-ROOM SHELF FRESH ROOM (OPTION) R-ROOM DOOR GUARD DEODORIZER (OPTION) VEGETABLE/FRUIT STORAGE ROOM F-ROOM STORING CONTAINER ICE-CUBE CONTAINER, ICE-CUBE STORING CONTAINER 13 DA68-01236B (EN) 0.0 5/22/06 8:37 PM Page 14 Ambient Room Temperature Limits This fridge/freezer is designed to operate in ambient temperatures specified by its temperature class marked on the rating plate. Temperature Class Extended Temperate Symbol Ambient Temperature Maximum Minimum SN 32°C (90°F) 10°C (50°F) Temperate N 32°C (90°F) 16°C (61°F) Subtropical ST 38°C (100°F) 18°C (64°F) T 43°C (109°F) 18°C (64°F) Tropical NOTE: Internal temperatures may be affected by such factors as the location of the fridge/freezer, ambient temperature and the frequency with which you open the door. Adjust the temperature as required to compensate for these factors.