KitchenAid KCBCS 18600 (UK) Instruction for Use

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Instructions for use
Important safety instructions
Safeguarding the environment
Before using the appliance
Precautions and general recommendations
Energy-saving tips
Electrical connection for Great Britain and Ireland only
First use
Appliance maintenance and cleaning
Changing the bulb or led (depending on the model)
When the appliance is not in use
During blackouts
Refrigerator compartment
Freezer compartment
Defrosting the freezer compartment (depending on the model)
“Zero degrees” box (depending on the model)
Use of wooden accessories (if present)
After-Sales Service
Important safety instructions
• Appliances with Isobutane
(R600a): isobutane is a natural
gas without environmental
impact, but is flammable.
Therefore, make sure the
refrigerant circuit pipes are not
damaged. Keep special attention
in case of damaged pipes
emptying the refrigerant circuit.
• C-Pentane is used as blowing
agent in the insulation foam and
it is a flammable gas. Pay special
attention during disposal
• This appliance is intended to be
used in household and similar
applications such as - staff
kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments;
- farm houses and by clients in
hotels, motels and other
residential type environments;
- bed and breakfast type
- catering and similar non-retail
• Do not store explosive
substances such as aerosol cans
with a flammable propellant in
this appliance.
• This appliance can be used by
children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance
• WARNING: to avoid a hazard
due to instability, positioning or
fixing of the appliance must be
done in accordance with the
manufacturer instructions.
• WARNING: keep the appliance
ventilation openings clear of
• WARNING: do not damage the
appliance refrigerant circuit
• WARNING: Do not use
mechanical, electric or chemical
means other than those
recommended by the
Manufacturer to speed up the
defrost process.
• WARNING: Do not use or
place electrical devices inside the
appliance compartments if they
are not of the type expressly
authorised by the Manufacturer.
• WARNING: (if present) icemakers and/or water dispensers
not directly connected to the
water supply must be filled with
potable water only.
• WARNING: (if present)
automatic ice-makers and/or
water dispensers must be
connected to a water supply that
delivers potable water only, with
main water pressure between
0,17 and 0,81 MPa (1,7 and 8,1
Information: This appliance does
not contain CFCs.
in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved.
• Cleaning and user maintenance
shall not be made by children
without supervision.
• To avoid the risk of children
becoming trapped and
suffocating, do not allow them to
play or hide inside the appliance.
• It must be possible to disconnect
the appliance from the power
supply by unplugging it if plug is
accessible, or by means of an
accessible multi-pole switch
installed upstream of the socket
in conformity with national safety
• Plug the appliance into a
grounding socket: the appliance
must be correctly connected to
an approved earthing system.
• Do not use single/multi adapters
or extension cords.
• During installation, make sure the
appliance does not damage the
power cable.
• Do not pull the aplliance power
• The appliance must be handled
and installed by two or more
• Installation and maintenance
including replacement of the
supply cord must be carried out
by the manufacturer or a
qualified technician, in
compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and
the local safety regulations in
force. In order to avoid a hazard
do not repair or replace any part
of the appliance including the
supply cord, unless specifically
stated in the user manual.
Safeguarding the environment
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and bears
the recycling symbol
. For disposal, comply with
the local regulations. Keep the packing materials
(plastic bags, polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the
reach of children, as they are a potential source of
and shelves so that children cannot easily climb
inside and become trapped.
Scrap the appliance in compliance with local
regulations on waste disposal, taking it to a special
collection 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.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked in compliance with
European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring
the correct disposal of this appliance, you can help
prevent potentially negative consequences for the
environment and the health of persons.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance has been designed for preserving
food and is manufactured in compliance with
Regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
• This appliance has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- safety objectives of the “Low Voltage” Directive
2006/95/CE (which replaces 73/23/CEE and
subsequent amendments);
- the protection
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 special collection centre 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
Before using the appliance
To ensure best use of your appliance, carefully
read the operating instructions which contain
a description of the product and useful advice.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
Any damage must be reported to the dealer
within 24 hours of delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on, to ensure that the refrigerant
circuit is fully efficient.
3. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure it is
not damaged and that the door closes properly.
Precautions and general recommendations
• Be careful not to damage the floors (e.g.
parquet) when moving the appliance.
• Make sure the appliance is not near a heat
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in a place suitable
for its size and use.
• The appliance is arranged for operation in places
where the temperature comes within the
following ranges, according to the climatic class
given on the rating plate. The appliance may not
work properly if it is left for a long time at a
temperature outside the specified range.
Climatic Class
• Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the
ice packs (in some models).
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer since they
may cause cold burns.
• For products designed to use an air filter inside
an accessible fan cover, the filter shall be always
in position when the refrigerator is in function.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect it
from the power supply.
• Use the refrigerator compartment only for
storing fresh food and the freezer compartment
only for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food
and making ice cubes.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the
freezer compartment since they may break.
• Avoid storing unwrapped food in direct contact
with internal surfaces of the refrigerator or
freezer compartments.
• “The bulb used inside the appliance is specifically
designed for domestic appliances and is not
suitable for general room lighting within the
home (EC Regulation 244/2009)”.
Amb. T. (°C)
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 16 to 38
From 16 to 43
• Make sure the voltage specified on the rating
plate corresponds to that of your home.
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or
gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical
appliances. The fumes can cause fires or
The Manufacturer declines any liability for
injury to persons or animals or damage to
property if the above advice and precautions
are not respected.
Energy-saving tips
• Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated
room far away from any heat source (e.g.
radiator, cooker, etc.) and in a place not exposed
directly to the sun. If required, use an insulating
• To guarantee adequate ventilation follow
installation instructions.
• Insufficient ventilation on back of the product
increases energy consumption and decreases
cooling efficiency.
• The internal temperatures of the appliance may
be affected by the ambient temperature,
frequency of door opening, as well as location of
the appliance. Temperature setting should take
into consideration these factors.
• Allow warm food and drinks to cool down
before placing in the appliance.
• Do not obstruct the fan (if available) with food
• After placing the food check if the door of
compartments closes properly, especially the
freezer door.
• Reduce to a minimum door opening.
• When thawing frozen food, place them in the
refrigerator. The low temperature of the frozen
products cools the food in the refrigerator.
Appliances could have special compartments
(Fresh Food Compartment, Zero Degree
Box,...). In case not differently specified in the
specific booklet of product, they can be
removed, maintaining equivalent performances.
Positioning of the shelves in the refrigerator has
no impact on the efficient usage of energy. Food
should be placed on the shelves in such way to
ensure proper air circulation (food should not
touch each other and distance between food and
rear wall should be kept).
You can increase storage capacity of frozen food
by removing baskets and, if present, Stop Frost
shelve, maintaining an equivalent energy
Damaged gasket must be replaced as soon as
High energy class products are fitted with high
efficiency motors that remain operational for
longer, but have a low power consumption. Do
not worry if the engine continues to run for
longer periods.
Electrical connection for Great Britain and Ireland 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.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket
outlet, please contact After-sales Service for
further instruction. Please do not attempt to
change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be
carried out by a qualified technician in compliance
with the manufactures instructions and current
standard safety regulations.
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.
First use
Connect the appliance to the mains power supply.
A beep may be emitted by some models, to indicate that the temperature alarm has intervened: press and
hold the button to switch off acoustic alarms. As applicable, insert the anti-bacterial/anti-odour filter into
the fan as indicated on the filter package.
Note: after switching on, the refrigerator needs approximately 4/5 hours to reach the correct
temperature for storing a normal fridge load of food.
Appliance maintenance and cleaning
Clean the appliance regularly using a cloth and a solution of lukewarm
water and neutral detergent specifically formulated for refrigerator
interiors. Never use abrasive detergents. Clean inside the defrost water
drain outlet on the rear wall of the refrigerator (near the fruit and
vegetable crisper drawer) regularly, using the tool supplied with the
appliance so as to ensure defrost water is removed correctly (see
Before all cleaning or maintenance procedures, unplug the appliance
from the mains or disconnect the electricity supply.
Changing the bulb or led (depending on the model)
Always unplug the refrigerator before replacing any light bulbs, then follow the relevant instructions in
accordance with the type of lighting fitted in your appliance.
Only use bulbs of the same type, which can be requested from the After-Sales Service and authorised
Lighting type 1)
1. Loosen the screws and take off the lamp cover.
2. The lamp has a bayonet bulb and needs to be pulled out, not
unscrewed, following the directions of the arrows as indicated.
3. After the new bulb has been inserted, replace the lamp cover
and wait five minutes before plugging the appliance back in.
Lighting type 2)
To remove the light bulb, turn anticlockwise as shown in the figure.
Wait for 5 minutes before reconnecting the appliance.
Lighting type 3)
If the product has LED lighting which is in need of
replacing, contact the After-Sales Service for assistance.
LED lights last longer than normal bulbs, they illuminate
better and are more environmentally friendly
When the appliance is not in use
Unplug the appliance from the mains, then empty, defrost (if necessary) and clean it. Leave the doors ajar,
so that air can circulate inside the compartments. This will prevent the formation of mould and bad
During blackouts
Keep the doors closed to allow the stored food to stay cold as long as possible. Do not refreeze partially
thawed food. If the blackout persists, the blackout alarm may sound (depending on the model).
Refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator compartment is designed for the storage of fresh food and beverages.
Refrigerator compartment defrosting is completely automatic.
Droplets of water on the rear wall of the compartment indicate that the periodic automatic defrost cycle is
in progress. The defrost water is automatically routed to a drain outlet and into a container from which it
Depending on the model, the appliance may have a special box ("Meat & Fish" or "Zero Degrees") which is
ideal for the storage of fresh meat and fish.
Important: refrigerator accessories must not be washed in a dishwasher.
Note: the ambient temperature, the door opening frequency and the position of the appliance
may affect temperatures inside the two compartments. Set the temperature in accordance with these
Note: when there is a lot of moisture inside the refrigerator compartment and on the glass shelves in
particular, condensation may form. In this case, we recommend closing any liquid-filled containers (e.g.:
saucepans full of stock), wrapping foods with a high liquid content (e.g.: vegetables) and setting the
temperature to a warmer value.
Removing the crisper drawer (depending on the model)
If your product only has a crisper drawer, to facilitate its removal we recommend emptying (and, if
necessary, removing) the two lower door trays beforehand.
Fan and anti-bacterial/anti-odour filter (depending on the model)
The fan will ensure uniform air circulation inside the compartment, for improved food storage and excess
moisture reduction. Do not obstruct the fan inlet. The fan can be activated/deactivated manually (see
Quick Start Guide); when activated, it works automatically as necessary.
Freezer compartment
The freezer compartment
stores frozen food (for the period indicated on the package) and freezes fresh
food. The amount of fresh food that can be frozen in 24 hours is shown on the rating plate; place the food in the
freezer compartment (see Quick Start Guide), leaving leaving enough space around the packages to allow air to
circulate. Refreezing partially thawed food is not recommended. It is important to wrap food so that no water,
moisture, or vapour may penetrate.
To save energy and prolong the life of the appliance, make sure hot foods are never placed inside it.
Note: the ambient temperature, door opening frequency and position of the appliance can affect the temperatures
inside the two compartments. Set the temperature based on these factors.
Making ice cubes
Fill the ice cube tray (where provided) 2/3 full and place it in the freezer compartment. Never use sharp or pointed
objects to remove the ice.
Removing drawers (depending on model)
Pull the drawers all the way out, lift them up a little and remove. To create more space, the freezer compartment
can also be used as follows:
A) If the freezer compartment base resembles figure A, remove the upper
drawers and/or lids. The lower drawer should be left in position. Make sure that,
once the food has been placed on the racks/shelves, the door closes properly.
B) If the freezer compartment base resembles figure B, remove all drawers or lids.
Make sure that, once the food has been placed on the racks/shelves, the door
closes properly.
Removing the lid (if present)
Open the lid and remove the pin, as illustrated in figure C.
Defrosting the freezer compartment (depending on the model)
No Frost models do not need defrosting.
For other models, if frost forms in the freezer compartment, we
recommend it is defrosted twice a year or whenever an excessive amount
of frost has formed (3 mm thickness).
It is perfectly normal for frost to form.
The amount of frost which forms and the rate at which it builds up
depends on room temperature and humidity, and on how often the door is
opened. To defrost, unplug the appliance and remove all foodstuffs. Leave
the door ajar to allow the frost to melt. For products with a freezer
compartment below the refrigerator compartment, the defrost water drain
pipe can be removed (see figure) and a recipient placed underneath.
After defrosting, replace the drain pipe, making sure that no water is left in
it. Clean inside the freezer compartment and dry carefully.
Switch the appliance back on and place the food back inside.
“Zero degrees” box (depending on the model)
The "Zero Degrees" box is specifically designed to maintain a low
temperature and a suitable humidity level, in order to keep foods
fresher for longer (e.g. meat, fish, fruit and winter vegetables).
Activating and deactivating the box
The temperature inside the box, when active, is approximately 0°.
To activate the compartment, press the button
shown in the figure for more than 1 second,
until the symbol lights up
The symbol lit indicates that the compartment is
functioning. Press the button again for more
than 1 second to deactivate the compartment
The following factors are vital for the "Zero Degrees" box to work properly:
- the refrigerator compartment must be switched on
- the temperature of the refrigerator compartment must be between +2°C and +6°C
- the box must be inserted to enable activation
- no special functions must have been selected (Standby, Cooling-Off, Vacation – where applicable).
If one of these special functions has been selected, the "Zero Degrees" box must be deactivated manually,
and any fresh food inside it removed. If manual deactivation does not take place, the box will be
deactivated automatically after 8 hours.
- if the symbol does not light up when the box is activated, check that the box is properly inserted; if the
problem persists, contact your nearest authorized After-sales Service
- if the box is active and the drawer open, the symbol on the control panel may be deactivated
automatically. If the drawer is inserted, the symbol will become active again
- irrespective of the state of the box, a slight noise may be heard: this is normal and is not a cause for
- when the box is not active, the temperature inside it depends on the general temperature inside the
refrigerator compartment. In this case, we recommend it is used to store fruit and vegetables which are
not sensitive to cold temperatures (fruits of the forest, apples, apricots, carrots, spinach, lettuce, etc.).
Important: If the function is activated and food with high water content is present, condensate may form
on the shelves. In this case, temporarily deactivate the function.
When placing small containers and food products on the top shelf of the "zero degrees" compartment,
make sure they do not accidentally fall between the drawer and the back of the refrigerator compartment
Removing the "Zero Degrees" box:
The "Zero Degrees" box can be removed to create more space inside the refrigerator. In this case
proceed as follows:
- to facilitate removal, we recommend emptying (and if necessary, removing) the two lower door trays
- switch off the box
- pull out the drawer and the white plastic shelf underneath the box.
Note: the upper shelf and the side supports cannot be removed.
To restore "Zero Degrees" box operation, make sure you replace the white plastic shelf underneath the
box before inserting the drawer and reactivating the function. To optimise energy consumption, we
recommend you deactivate the "Zero Degrees" box and remove it.
Clean the box and all its parts regularly, using a cloth and a solution of warm water and neutral detergent
specifically formulated for refrigerator interiors (take care not to immerse the white plastic shelf
underneath the box in water).
Before cleaning the box (including the outside), remove the drawer so as to disconnect the box
from the electricity supply.
Never use abrasive detergents.
Use of wooden accessories (if present)
Haute cuisine*
1. Wooden shelf
2. Bottle area
3. Container lid
*with selected models only
4. Container
Haute cuisine can be used in 2 different positions
With the container below
With the container on top, using the lid
as a base
Cheese box*
Both Haute cuisine and Cheese box can be used for serving food at the
table. Do not use them in the freezer, microwave oven or on other heat
Do not chop food directly on the wooden surface as it may become
Tips for cleaning:
Do not wash the wooden or plastic components in the dishwasher; we
recommend washing them by hand with mild detergent, without the use of
abrasive sponges.
After-Sales Service
Before contacting the After-Sales Service:
Switch the appliance on again to see if the problem
has been solved. If it has not, unplug the appliance
and wait for about an hour before switching on
the door opening direction can be changed. If
this operation is performed by the After-Sales
Service it is not covered by the warranty.
If the appliance is still not working after you have
gone through all the checks listed in the
troubleshooting guide and switched it off then on
again, contact the After-Sales Service to explain the
problem and have the following information ready:
• the type of fault
• the model
• the type and serial number of the appliance
(given on the rating plate)
• the Service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the rating plate inside the
Printed in Italy
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