Bauknecht WLE 885 Instruction for Use | Manualzz
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The appliance you have purchased is a wine cellar
(or wine-cooler), a professional product designed
exclusively for storing wine.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the door shuts properly.
Any damage must be reported to your dealer
within 24 hours after delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply in order to
ensure the refrigerant circuit is fully efficient.
3. Installation of the appliance and electrical
connections must be carried out by a qualified
electrician, in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions and local regulations.
To get the most out of your new appliance,
read the user instructions thoroughly. They
describe the appliance in full and provide
useful wine storage tips.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or R600a
(HC) (see the rating plate inside the appliance).
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.
This product may contain Fluorinated Greenhouse
Gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol; the
refrigerant gas is inside a hermetically sealed
Refrigerant gas: R134a has a Global Warming
Potential of (GWP) 1300.
1. Imballo
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
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.
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
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 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.
• 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 requirements of Directive
“EMC" 2004/108/EC.
Electrical safety of the
appliance can only be
guaranteed if it is correctly
connected to an approved
earthing system.
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• Use the wine cellar only to store wines and do
not put any other type of food into it.
• Be careful not to cover or obstruct the
appliance's ventilation openings.
• To avoid the risk of suffocation and becoming
trapped, do not allow children to play or hide
inside the appliance.
• Before any maintenance or cleaning, unplug the
plug from the power socket or switch off the
electrical power.
• Only an authorised person can replace the
power supply cable.
• Do not keep explosive substances in the
• Be careful when moving the appliance not to
damage flooring (e.g. parquet).
• Do not use extensions or multiple adapters.
• The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or unsupervised infirm people.
• Do not damage the cooling fluid circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the
appliance's frozen food storage compartments, if
they are not of the type recommended by the
• Place the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
room. The appliance is designed to work in
rooms where the temperature falls within the
following intervals, which in turn are a function
of the climatic class given on the data plate: the
appliance may not work correctly if it is left for a
long time at a temperature higher or lower than
the interval specified.
Climatic Class
• If large amounts of wine are put in the appliance,
it may take several days for it to reach a
constant temperature.
• Caution! The storage temperature must never
drop below +6°C.
• When the appliance is working, drops of dew or
frost may form on the inner liner wall. This
depends on the operation. There is no need to
scrape the frost off or dry off the dew. The back
wall defrosts automatically. The defrost water is
automatically conveyed to a drain hole, and then
collected in a container where it evaporates.
• The bottles can be stored neatly on the wooden
racks. Each shelf can bear a maximum weight of
40 Kg.
Remember when arranging
• Place the bottles in a central position on the rack.
• When closing the door make sure that the bottles
do not touch the glass door.
• Caution: highly concentrated alcohol must be
kept hermetically closed and in a vertical position.
• Because of the circulation of air in the
refrigerator, different temperature zones form:
the colder zones are those near the back wall,
the warmer zones are close to the door glass.
• Always store bottled wines individually and not in
cases or cardboard boxes.
• The recommended quantities of 0.75 l Bordeaux
type bottles are as follows:
- h 1400: 88 bottles;
- h 1600: 101 bottles;
- h 1800: 119 bottles.
However, the appliance itself has been built to
withstand the following loads:
- h 1400: 101 bottles MAXIMUM;
- h 1600: 121 bottles MAXIMUM;
- h 1800: 137 bottles MAXIMUM.
Room T. (°C) Room T (°F)
from 10 to 32
from 16 to 32
from 16 to 38
from 16 to 43
from 50 to 90
from 61 to 90
from 61 to 100
from 61 to 110
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Wine storage
A well-known characteristic of wine is that it can be stored over time: in
the correct location, white wines can be stored for about two years after
their vintage although ideally they should be drunk within one year. While
light red wines can be stored for up to two years, full-bodied reds will age
well for 10 years and dessert wines even up to twenty years.
When you buy a bottle of wine, transfer it to your wine cellar or other
suitable place immediately.
There are three main factors that weigh on the process from grape
cultivation to harvesting and fermentation: light, humidity and ambient
temperature. To ensure the taste of the wine matures to its peak and the
aroma remains unaltered, it must be stored with the right interaction of
these three factors.
Storage location
Not everyone has a basement suitable for use as a cellar.
Technology has only recently come up with an effective
substitute for a natural cellar. Your new wine cellar is a special
appliance designed specifically to hold and store wines properly.
Indeed, it should only be used for your favourite bottles of
wine, not for fruit, vegetables and tins. In this way, you can
store and age any kind of wine properly even if you don't have a
natural wine cellar.
How to store wine
When storing your wine bottles, one golden rule not to be overlooked is that they must be laid
horizontally or at an angle to ensure the wine keeps the cork wet. Some say that this causes the classic
smell of “cork" in wine. In actual fact, keeping the cork in contact with the wine enhances its elasticity
thereby guaranteeing its continued effectiveness.
Another important factor in storing wine is how the bottles are arranged: the bottles should be arranged
at liberty by place of origin, type of wine, area of production, winery or vintage, using the catalogue labels
provided if desired. Arranging the bottles so that they can be easily identified and selected prevents any
accidental jolts which, like vibrations, can unsettle sediments and alter the visual appearance of the wine
for some time. Hence, try to move your bottles as little as possible, allowing the wine to rest.
Furthermore, don't push the bottles so far back that they rest against the rear wall of the cellar as this
would not only interfere with the automatic defrosting function, the water droplets collected during
defrosting could also ruin the bottle labels.
Bottle racks must be made from wood as this effectively absorbs any vibrations and keeps bottles away
from the wall transmitting heat or cold.
In addition, the bottles of wine must be stored away from substances or places with strong odours which
can be easily absorbed by the wine. To this end, your new appliance has an active carbon filter to absorb
any impurities in the air.
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Temperature and humidity
Temperature is a critical and vital factor during the entire life cycle of wine; it determines how well the
wine develops when matured in the bottle. To ensure optimal storage, the temperature must be kept
constant from 8 to 12 °C. Rapid, wide temperature swings must be avoided: when the temperature is too
high, the liquids dilate accelerating the ageing process whereas excessively low temperatures (below 4 - 5
°C) can cause the precipitation of tartrates; such an imperfection would impair the pleasant appearance of
the wine. In the extreme event that the temperature drops below 0 °C, the wine would freeze causing the
cork to explode.
Humidity is also crucial in optimal wine storage: dry environments cause the cork to shrink whereas overly
damp locations cause mould and harmful microorganisms to form. Humidity must be kept between 50% 70%.
The cork
This is an essential part of the bottle: the quality of the cork, selected by the wine-maker, is very
important in the ageing process of the wine itself. The conditions of the cork, including corks in bottled
wine, depend solely on the process and storage standards used by the manufacturer or bottler.
Starting up the appliance
• To switch the appliance on and adjust the temperature, refer to the product sheet attached.
• For the appliance to work correctly we recommend setting the temperature according to the
indications given in the "Introduction to wine" section.
The ambient air temperature, frequency of door opening and the position of the appliance can affect
internal temperatures. The set temperature must be adjusted based on these factors
Automatic winter function
The SN climate class ensures operation of your Wine Cellar in ambient temperatures between 10°C and
The new Automatic winter function ensures correct storage temperature of your wine in rooms with
temperatures from 6°C and above.
This function is activated automatically by an external sensor if the room temperature falls below 10°C.
For room temperatures between 6 and 10°C, the internal temperature of the appliance will be
automatically set to an average of 4°C higher than the temperature of the room.
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Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the
appliance from the mains or disconnect the electrical
power supply.
The wine cellar has a fully automatic defrosting function.
• Droplets of water on the rear wall of the appliance 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 evaporates.
• Clean the defrost water drain outlet regularly using the tool
supplied with the appliance in order to ensure defrost water is
removed correctly.
• Clean the condenser at the rear of the appliance regularly with
a vacuum cleaner or a brush.
If necessary...
1. Empty the wine cellar.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
3. Leave the door partly open (approx. 3-4mm) to prevent the
formation of mould, unpleasant odours and oxidation.
4. Clean the appliance.
• Clean the inside regularly with a sponge dampened in warm
water and/or neutral detergent. Rinse and dry with a soft
cloth. Do not use abrasive products.
• Clean the outside with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive
products, scourers, stain-removers (e.g. acetone,
trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Clean the outside of the glass with a standard glass-cleaning
detergent but with a damp cloth only on the inside to
prevent detergents from interfering with the proper storage
of the wine.
Active carbons
In addition to temperature, air quality is also vital in wine storage.
The active carbon filter is essential in filtering the external air,
thereby assuring an adequate supply of clean air, free of dust and
odours (Figure C1).
Replacement filters are available and can be requested from the
After-sales Service.
Rack cleaning
Use a damp cloth to clean the oak racks.
Be careful not to damage the rubber seal when removing the
rack from the appliance. To that end, open the door fully.
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1. The appliance is not working.
• Is there a power failure?
• Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• Is the double-pole mains switch on?
• Has the fuse blown?
• Is the power cord damaged?
• Is the control panel in stand-by?
2. The internal temperature is not low enough.
• Is the door shut properly?
• Are the bottles preventing the door from closing properly?
• Is the appliance installed near a heat source?
• Are the control panel settings correct?
• Are the air circulation vents blocked?
3. The temperature inside the wine cellar is too low.
• Is the control panel in stand-by?
4. The appliance is excessively noisy.
• Has the appliance been installed correctly?
• Are the pipes at the back touching or vibrating?
5. Water collects at the bottom of the cellar.
• Is the defrost water drain blocked?
Gurgling and hissing noises due to expansion in the refrigerant circuit are normal.
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
Before contacting the After-sales Service:
1. check first if you can solve the problem by
yourself (see “Troubleshooting guide").
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem recurs. If it does, disconnect the
appliance from the power supply and wait for
about an hour before switching it on again.
3. If the problem persists after this course of
action, contact After-sales Service.
The direction of door opening can be
changed. If this operation is performed by
After-sales Service it is not covered by the
• the nature of the problem,
• the model,
• the Service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the data plate on the inside of the
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• Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a hot
environment, direct exposure to the sun or installation near heat
sources (heaters, radiators, cookers) will increase power
consumption and should therefore be avoided.
• If this is not possible, the following minimum distances must be
• 30 cm from coal or paraffin stoves;
• 3 cm from electric and/or gas stoves.
• Fit the spacers on the rear of the condenser at the back of the
appliance (see figure).
• To optimize appliance efficiency, leave a 5 cm gap above the
appliance and make sure that adjacent kitchen units are
sufficiently distanced to allow air circulation.
• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated place, and ensure it
is level, using the front adjustment feet if necessary.
• Clean the interior.
• Fit the accessories.
Electrical Connection
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance with local regulations.
• Voltage and power consumption are indicated on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
The manufacturer declines all liability for injury to persons or animals and for damage to
property resulting from failure to observe the above procedures and reminders.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the socket replaced by a qualified electrician.
• Do not use extension leads or adapters.
Disconnecting the appliance
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance by unplugging it or by means of a two-pole switch fitted
upline of the socket.
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