Whirlpool | ARZ000W | Instruction for Use | Whirlpool ARZ000W Instruction for Use

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The appliance you have purchased is a wine cellar,
a professional product designed exclusively for
storing wine.
To ensure best use of your new appliance,
carefully read the operating instructions,
which also provide a description of the
product and useful advice on storing wine.
Keep this handbook for future reference.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure the
door closes properly.
Any damage must be reported to the dealer
within 24 hours.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching
the appliance on, in order to ensure that
the refrigerant circuit is fully efficient.
3. Installation and the electrical connection must
be carried out by a qualified technician,
according to the manufacturer's instructions
and local regulations.
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and bears
the recycling symbol.
Comply with the local regulations for disposal.
Keep the packing materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach of children,
as they are a potential source of danger.
2. Scrapping
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked according to the European
directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring the correct disposal of this product,
you can help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and the health
of persons.
The symbol
on the appliance, or on the
accompanying documents, indicates that this
appliance should not be treated as domestic waste
but must be taken to a suitable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable by
cutting off the power cable and removing the doors
and shelves so that children cannot easily climb
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste disposal,
taking it to a special disposal centre; do not leave
the appliance unattended even for a few days, since
it is a potential source of danger for children. For
further information on the treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, contact your competent
local office, the household waste collection service
or the shop where you purchased the appliance.
3. Declaration of conformity
• This product has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- the safety objectives of the Low Voltage Directive
- the protection requirements of the “EMC”
Directive 89/336/EEC amended by Directive
Electrical safety of the appliance can only be
guaranteed if it is connected to an approved earthing
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• The wine cellar must only be used for storing
wine; do not place any type of food inside it.
• Do not cover or obstruct the appliance air vents.
• To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped
and suffocating, do not allow them to play or hide
inside the appliance.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect
the electrical power supply.
• The power cable must only be replaced by an
authorised person.
• Do not store flammable substances in the
• Be careful not to damage the floors when moving
the appliance (e.g. parquet).
• Do not use extension leads or single or multiadapters
• This appliance is not intended for use by young
children or the infirm without supervision.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use or place electrical appliances inside
the product if they are not of the type expressly
authorised by the Manufacturer.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
place. The appliance is arranged for operation in
places where the temperature comes within the
following ranges, according to the climatic class
given on the dataplate: The appliance may not
work properly if it is left for a long period at a
temperature above or below the specified range.
Climatic Class
Amb. T. (°C)
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 16 to 38
From 16 to 43
• If a large quantity of wine is placed in the wine
cellar, it may take a few days before a constant
temperature is reached.
• Important! The storage temperature must never
drop below +6°C.
• During operation, it is normal for water droplets
and frost to form on the walls of the cellar.
Scraping off the frost or drying the water
droplets is not necessary. The rear wall is
defrosted automatically. The defrost water is
automatically run into a drain hole and then into
a container where it evaporates.
Bottle arrangement
• Place the bottles in the middle of the rack.
• On closing the door, make sure the bottles do
not touch the glass.
• Important: Bottles of spirits and liqueurs must be
tightly closed and stored upright.
• Areas with different temperatures form inside
the appliance, due to the circulation of air:
the coldest areas are those near the rear wall,
and the warmest are near the glass door.
• Always store bottled wines without their
packaging, and not inside crates or boxes.
The recommended quantity of 0.75 l Bordolesetype bottles is as follows:
33 bottles.
Amb. T. (°F)
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 61 to 100
From 61 to 110
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Wine storage
As is well-known, wine can be stored over time: if
kept in a suitable place, white wines can be stored for
about two years from their vintage date, however it
is best to consume them within one year. Light red
wines can be stored for up to two years, whereas
some full-bodied red wines will keep will for ten
years and dessert wines even twenty years.
When purchasing a bottle of wine, immediately put
it in your wine cellar or another suitable place.
There are three all-important factors in the process
going from grape growing to harvesting and
vinification: light, humidity and ambient
temperature. To ensure that the taste of the wine
reaches full maturity and to preserve the bouquet,
proper storage is necessary through the interaction
of these three factors.
place of origin, type of wine, production area,
producer and vintage, also using the cataloguing
labels provided. Arranging the bottles so that they
can be easily removed and used prevents any
accidental jolting which, like vibrations, can unsettle
the sediments and alter the visual appearance of the
wine for some time. Therefore, move your bottles
as little as possible, allowing the wine to rest. Do
not push the bottles against the rear wall of the
cellar as this will not only compromise efficient
defrosting, but could also ruin the bottle labels due
to the water droplets collected during defrosting.
Bottle racks must be made from wood, as this
material effectively absorbs any vibrations and keeps
bottles away from the wall which transmits heat or
Also, the bottles of wine must be stored away from
substances or places with strong odours, which can be
easily absorbed by the wine. Therefore, your new
appliance has an active carbon filter to absorb any
impurities in the air.
Temperature and humidity
Storage place
Not everyone has a basement suitable for use as a
cellar. Technology has only recently provided an
effective substitute for the classic cellar. Your new
wine cellar is a special appliance specifically designed
to hold and store wines properly. In fact, it should only
be used for your favourite bottles of wine, and not for
fruit, vegetables and tins. In this way, you can suitably
age, store and taste any kind of wine, even if you do
not have a cellar space.
Temperature is a critical and vital factor during the
entire life-cycle of wine; it determines how well the
wine develops when aged in the bottle. For optimum
storage, the temperature must be kept constant
between 8 and 12°C. Rapid and considerable
temperature changes must be avoided: when the
temperature is too high, the liquids expand,
accelerating the ageing process, whereas excessively
low temperatures (below 4 - 5°C) can cause tartrate
precipitations, a defect that compromises the pleasant
appearance of the wine. In the extreme case of the
temperature falling below 0°C, the wine would freeze
causing the cork to burst
Humidity is also crucial for good storage: dry places
cause the cork to shrink, whereas too damp places
cause mould and harmful microorganisms to form.
The relative humidity must be kept between
50% - 70%.
The cork
The cork is a basic component of the bottle: its quality,
selected by the wine-maker, is very important for
correct ageing of the wine. The perfect conditions of the
cork, including corks of the bottles purchased, depend
exclusively on the standards of use and storage
employed by the producer or bottler.
A golden rule for storing your wine bottles is to lay
them horizontally or tilted to ensure that the wine
keeps the cork wet. Many think that this causes the
classic smell of “cork”. In actual fact, keeping the
cork in contact with the wine enhances its elasticity,
thereby guaranteeing its functionality.
Another important factor in storing wine is how the
bottles are arranged: the bottles should be
arranged freely but in an orderly way according to
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Switching the appliance on
Starting the appliance
All controls are on the outside of the appliance.
Plug in the appliance to switch it on and adjust the thermostat (figure A) to the required setting.
The product has an inside light (figure B) which comes on automatically when the door is opened.
The product is supplied with one or more bracelet thermometers, contained inside the bag of accessories.
The thermometer placed on the bottle measures its temperature.
Temperature adjustment
1. For correct appliance operation, set the
thermostat according to the instructions given
in the section “Introduction to wine” (pag. 14).
2. To change the temperature in the
compartments, turn the thermostat adjustment
• to the lowest numbers 1-2 for the LEAST
COLD temperatures inside the
• to the highest numbers 3-4 for the
COLDEST temperatures.
Thermostat set to z: the appliance's functions and
lighting are inhibited, but the appliance remains
powered by the mains.
The ambient temperature, frequency of door
opening and the position of the appliance can affect
the internal temperatures. Take these factors into
consideration when setting the thermostat.
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The wine cellar has a fully automatic defrost function.
• Periodically clean the vents with a vacuum cleaner or brush.
• The periodical presence of water droplets on the rear wall inside the appliance indicates the automatic
defrost phase.
The defrost water is automatically run into a drain hole and then into a container where it evaporates.
• Clean the defrost water drain hole regularly using the tool supplied with the appliance, to ensure constant
and correct removal of the defrost water.
If necessary...
1. Completely empty the wine cellar.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply.
3. Leave the door ajar (approx. 3-4mm) to prevent the formation of mould, unpleasant odours and
4. Clean the appliance.
• Clean the inside regularly with a sponge moistened with lukewarm water and/or neutral detergent. Rinse
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive products.
• Clean the outside with a soft cloth moistened with water. Do not use abrasive pastes, scouring pads, stainremovers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Clean the outside of the glass with any specific detergent and the inside only using a moist cloth, avoiding
the use of other detergents, to ensure correct storage of the wine.
Rack cleaning
Use a moist cloth to clean the oak racks.
Be careful not to damage the seal when removing the rack from the appliance. Therefore is it advisable to
open the door fully.
1. The appliance does not work.
•Is there a power failure?
•Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
•Is the mains double-pole switch turned on?
•Has the fuse blown?
•Is the power cable damaged?
•Is the thermostat set to z (Stop)?
2. The temperature inside the wine
cellar is not cold enough.
•Is the door properly closed?
•Are bottles preventing the door from closing
•Is the appliance installed near a heat source?
•Is the thermostat setting correct?
•Are the air circulation vents blocked?
3. The temperature inside the wine
cellar is too cold.
•Is the thermostat setting correct?
4. The appliance is excessively noisy.
•Has the appliance been installed correctly?
•Are the pipes at the back touching or
5. Water collects at the bottom of the
•Is the defrost water drain blocked?
Gurgling and hissing noises due to expansion in the
refrigerant circuit are normal.
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Before contacting the After-sales Service:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself
(refer to “After-sales service”).
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If not, disconnect the
appliance from the power supply and repeat
the operation after one hour.
3. If the problem persists, contact the After-sales
•the type of fault,
•the model,
•the Service number (the number after the
word SERVICE on the rating plate placed
inside the appliance),
•your full address,
•your telephone number and area code.
If reversing of door opening is carried out by
the After-sales Service it is not covered by the
• Install the appliance away from heat sources.
Installation in a hot place, direct exposure to
sunlight or placing the appliance near a heat
source (radiators, cookers) will increase power
consumption and should therefore be avoided.
• If this is not possible, the following minimum
distances must be respected:
•30 cm from coal or oil stoves;
•3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
place, making sure it is level, by adjusting the
front feet if necessary.
• Clean the interior.
• Fit the accessories supplied.
Electrical connection
• Electrical connections must be made in
compliance with local regulations.
• Data regarding voltage and absorbed power are
specified on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Earthing of the appliance is compulsory
by law.
The Manufacturer declines any liability for
injury to persons or animals or damage to
property due to non-compliance with the
above regulations.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type,
have the socket replaced by a qualified
• Do not use extension leads or multi-adapters.
Electrical disconnection
It must be possible to electrically disconnect the
appliance by unplugging it or by means of a twopole switch fitted upstream of the socket.
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For Great Britain only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a
BS 1363A 13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type
of plug use an A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and
proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and
if the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used until a
correct replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or
the colour embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local
electrical store.
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will
frequently apply, but a third type of plug and socket is also
used, the 2-pin, side earth type.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet,
Please contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction.
Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This
procedure needs to be carried out by a qualified Whirlpool
technician in compliance with the manufactures
instructions and current standard safety regulations.
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