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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER COMPARTMENT
USE OF THE ICE DISPENSER (ON
SOME MODELS)
USE OF THE AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (ON
SOME MODELS)
USE OF THE WATER DISPENSER (ON
SOME MODELS)
WATER FILTER MONITORING AND
REPLACEMENT FUNCTION (ON SOME MODELS)
GUIDE TO INTERNAL COMPONENTS
GUIDE TO STORAGE AND THAWING OF FOOD
COMMON ICE MAKER PROBLEMS
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
VACATION
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE / ASSISTANCE
AFTER SALES SERVICE
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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Freezer compartment
S. Automatic ice maker
T. Wire basket
U. Bottom basket (in some models)
V. Top basket
W. Ice container
X. Freezer inner door insert
Y. Freezer inner door tray
Z. Top light (and bottom light only in some
models)
J. Top freezer shelf
K. Freezing zone
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Refrigerator compartment
A. Light
B. Light (in some models)
C. Adjustable shelf
D. Drawer lid
E. Crisper drawer
F. Crisper control
G. Meat drawer
H. Meat drawer adjustment
L. Dairy compartment
M. Door shelf (with bottle holder only in some
models)
N. 2-litre door shelf (with bottle holder only in
some models)
O. 0.75-litre door shelf
Q. Egg tray
R. Water filter (on some models)
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BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
• Your new appliance is designed exclusively for
domestic use.
For best use of your appliance, carefully read
the user’s handbook which contains a
description of the appliance and advice on
storing and preserving food.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1. After unpacking, make sure that the appliance
is undamaged and that the door closes
perfectly tight. Any damage must be reported
to your dealer within 24 hours after delivery of
the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on 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 safety
regulations
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT
1. Packing
The packaging material is 100% recyclable and
carries the recycling symbol. Follow local
regulations for scrapping. Keep the packaging
materials (plastic bags, polystyrene parts, etc.)
out of reach of children, as they are potentially
dangerous.
2. Scrapping
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
material.
This appliance is marked according to the
European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By making sure this appliance is disposed of
correctly, the user will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
the health of persons.
Information:
This appliance does not contain CFC. The
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or
R600a (HC); see the rating plate inside the
appliance.
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a):
isobutane is a naturally occurring, low
environmental impact gas. Caution is required,
however, because isobutane is flammable.
Therefore, ensure that the pipelines of the
refrigerant circuit do not get damaged.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance is designed to store food and is
manufactured in conformity with European
Directive 90/128/EEC, 02/72/EEC and
Regulation (EC) 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 suitable collection point for
the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment.
Before scrapping, make the appliance unusable
by cutting off the power cable and removing the
doors and shelves so that children cannot easily
climb inside the appliance.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste
disposal. Deliver the appliance immediately to
an authorized dump; do not leave it unattended
even for a few days, since it is potentially
dangerous for children. For more information
regarding the treatment, recovery and recycling
of this appliance, contact your local office, the
domestic waste collection service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
• This product has been designed, manufactured
and retailed in compliance with:
- the safety objectives of the Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EEC;
- the protection requirements of the “EMC”
Directive 89/336/EEC,
amended by Directive 93/68/EEC.
• The electrical safety of the appliance can only
be guaranteed if the product is connected to
an approved earth connection.
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PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
• During installation, make sure the appliance
does not damage the power cable.
• Make sure the appliance is not near a heat
source.
• To guarantee adequate ventilation, leave a
space on both sides and above the appliance
and follow the installation instructions.
• Keep the appliance ventilation openings free.
• Power cable modification or replacement
must only be carried out by qualified
personnel.
• It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance from the power supply by
unplugging it or by means of a mains two-pole
switch installed upstream of the socket.
• Make sure the voltage indicated on the
appliance rating plate corresponds to that of
your home.
• For the water connection, use the pipe
supplied with the new appliance; do not reuse
that of the previous appliance.
• 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 must be handled and installed
by two or more persons.
• Be careful not to damage the floors when
moving the appliance (e.g. parquet).
• Do not use single/multi-adapters or extension
cords.
• Install the appliance in a dry and wellventilated 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 rating plate.
The appliance may not work properly if it is
left for a long period at a temperature outside
the specified range.
Climatic Class
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ST
T
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Amb. T. (°C)
From 10 to 32
From 16 to 32
From 16 to 38
From 16 to 43
Amb. T. (°F)
From 50 to 90
From 61 to 90
From 61 to 100
From 61 to 110
• Do not store or use petrol, gas or flammable
liquids in the vicinity of this or other electrical
appliances. The fumes can cause fires or
explosions.
• Do not use mechanical, electric or chemical
means other than those recommended by the
Manufacturer to speed up the defrost
process.
• Do not damage the appliance refrigerant
circuit pipes.
• Do not use or place electrical appliances
inside the product if they are not of the type
expressly authorised by the Manufacturer.
• This appliance is not designed for use by
young children or the infirm without
supervision.
• To avoid the risk of children becoming
trapped and suffocating, do not allow them to
play or hide inside the appliance.
• Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of
the ice packs (if provided).
• 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 liquids in glass containers in the
freezer compartment since they may burst.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer since they
may cause cold burns.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or
cleaning operation, unplug the appliance or
disconnect the power supply.
• All appliances equipped with an ice-maker and
water dispenser must be connected to a water
supply that delivers drinking water only (with
mains water pressure of between 0.17 and
0.81 Mpascals (1.7 and 8.1 bar)). Ice-makers
and/or water dispensers not directly
connected to the water supply must be filled
with drinking water only.
• The Manufacturer declines any liability if
the above advice and precautions are not
respected.
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Functions and settings for the freezer compartment
Freezer and/or refrigerator compartment door open
Freezer compartment temperature setting
Fast freeze function
Functions and settings for the refrigerator compartment
Refrigerator compartment temperature setting
Fast cooling function
Vacation function
Appliance, alarm and malfunction symbols
Control panel locked
Alarm symbol, generally in association with an acoustic alarm
Acoustic alarm reset button
Functions and settings for the ice maker and water filter
Selection of ice cubes or crushed ice
Indicates the state of the water filter
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HOW TO OPERATE THE REFRIGERATOR/
FREEZER COMPARTMENT
• Connect the appliance to the mains water and power supply
(see the Installation manual).
• When the appliance is connected to the power supply, the freezer display shows two hyphens until
the optimum temperature is reached, whereas the refrigerator display shows a temperature of +5°C
(factory-set).
• When the appliance is warm, the red alarm LED will blink and the acoustic alarm will sound, indicating
that the appliance has not yet reached the optimal temperature for storage of food.
button to deactivate the acoustic alarm.
• Press the Reset
will stop flashing when the freezer compartment reaches a suitable temperature for
• The red light
preserving food. At this point food can be loaded into the freezer compartment.
• After being switched on, the refrigerator needs 2/3 hours to reach the correct temperature to store
a normal amount of food in the refrigerator compartment.
IMPORTANT:
• If food is placed in the refrigerator before the appliance has reached a suitable temperature for storing
food, it may deteriorate.
• Turning the refrigerator and freezer controls to a cooler than recommended setting will not cool the
compartments any faster.
• Do not place food near the air vents in the refrigerator compartment.
• A built-in exterior moisture control continuously guards against moisture build-up on the front edges;
Do not be alarmed if these edges sometimes feel warm to the touch.
• The inside light comes on when any door is opened.
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Guide to selecting functions
Standby
This function turns off both the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
To activate the standby function, press the button
.
Two green dots will appear on both displays, indicating that the appliance is on standby. To reactivate
the appliance carry out the same procedure until the previously set temperatures are displayed.
When the appliance is on standby the light inside the refrigerator compartment is off.
Remember that this operation does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
Freezer compartment temperature
Shows the freezer compartment temperature setting.
The set temperature is stored and will automatically be restored even after a power failure or if the
appliance is switched off by pressing the standby button.
Freezer compartment temperature selection and control
To change the internal temperature press buttons
until the desired value is reached and shown on the
display.
Fast freezing
This function must be activated before freezing fresh food. To activate the function press the specific
button
(yellow LED lights up). The function switches off automatically after 24 hours or manually
by pressing the button again.
When the function is activated, bring the sliding shutter to the “closed” position, shifting the slider all
the way to the left.
Refrigerator compartment temperature
Shows the freezer compartment temperature setting.
The set temperature is stored and will automatically be restored even after a power failure or if the
appliance is switched off by pressing the standby button.
Refrigerator compartment temperature selection and control
To change the internal temperature press buttons
until the desired value is reached and shown on the
display.
Fast cooling
Switches on and displays the status of the “Fast Cooling” function which is used to rapidly chill fresh
food placed in the refrigerator compartment. The function switches on when the button
(yellow
LED) lights up and switches off automatically after 6 hours or manually by pressing the button again.
Vacation
This function turns off the refrigerator compartment if you are going away for some time. To activate
the function press button
(yellow LED lights up).
The temperature disappears from the display and a green dot appears. To turn on the refrigerator
compartment, press button
again .
Important:
After activating this function remove perishable food from the refrigerator compartment and keep the
door closed, so that the refrigerator maintains an adequate temperature preventing the formation of
odours.
Control panel lock function
This function prevents anyone from inadvertently changing settings or switching off the appliance.
To activate keypad Lockout, press the fast freeze button
on the left side of the control panel and
the fast cooling button
on the right side of the control panel together for about 3 seconds until the
yellow light
comes on and an acoustic signal sounds.
To unlock the control panel, carry out the same operation until the yellow LED turns off.
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Guide to selecting functions
Alarms
In the event of an alarm, the acoustic alarm and indicator lights are activated.
To switch off the acoustic alarm press button
.
Freezer temperature alarm
The acoustic alarm will sound and the red light flashes, whereas the temperature indications on the
display are replaced by two flashing hyphens.
The alarm is activated when:
• The appliance is connected to the power supply for the first time or after prolonged disuse.
• The freezer compartment temperature is too high.
• The quantity of foods loaded into the freezer exceeds that indicated on the data plate.
• The freezer door has been left open for a long time.
Power failure alarm
The maximum temperature reached during a power failure flashes on the freezer display.
The red alarm LED lights up and the acoustic alarm sounds at the same time.
The alarm is activated when:
• a prolonged power failure takes place, causing the internal temperature of the freezer to increase
to values that cannot guarantee safe storage of food.
To disable the alarm:
• Press the reset button
.
• The display will show the preset temperature.
Note
Check the state of the food in both compartments before refreezing or using it!
Operation alarms
If the acoustic alarm sounds and the display shows letters, contact Whirlpool Assistance.
Freezer/Refrigerator Door Open Alarm
The refrigerator or freezer door symbol (or both) blinks (green LED), the acoustic alarm sounds and
the red LED lights up.
The alarm is activated when:
• One or both of the doors are left open for more than 2 minutes. If the door is not closed, the
acoustic alarm will sound again after two minutes.
To deactivate the alarm:
Close the door/s or press the reset button
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USE OF THE ICE DISPENSER
(ON SOME MODELS)
Ice maker on/off
This function enables/disables the production of ice.
Note: If the lever located inside the freezer compartment (see fig. 1 on the next page) is turned to
the horizontal position it inhibits the production of ice but does not prevent the dispensing of ice
already present in drawer.
Ice maker selection
The function is activated when the symbol
is lit up. Press the button
to select the symbol
corresponding to the type of ice required (crushed or cubes respectively), which in turn will light up.
To dispense ice:
and select the type of ice required.
1.press the button
2.Press a sturdy glass against the ice dispenser lever. Hold the glass close to
the dispenser opening so ice does not fall outside of the glass.
3.You do not need to apply a lot of pressure to the lever in order to activate
the ice dispenser. Pressing hard will not make the ice dispenser faster or in
greater quantities.
4.To stop dispensing, remove the glass slowly so ice does not fall outside of
the glass.
5.Do not use fragile glasses to draw ice.
Note:
The first few batches of ice cubes may have an off-taste; throw this ice away. Ice is dispensed from the
automatic ice maker bucket in the freezer compartment.
When a glass is pressed against the external lever, the light inside the dispenser switches on and a flap
opens between the ice container and the dispenser. When the glass is taken off from the lever, the flap
closes and the light goes off.
The dispenser will not operate when the freezer compartment door is open. Large amounts of ice cubes
should be taken directly from the bucket, not through the dispenser.
When selecting crushed ice, the cubes are instantly crushed. This may cause a slight delay in dispensing
crushed ice. Noise from the ice crusher is normal, and pieces of ice may vary in size.
When changing from crushed ice to ice cubes, a small quantity of crushed ice will be dispensed along with
the first cubes. After starting the refrigerator, approx. 10 hours are required for the first ice cubes to form.
• If the dispenser does not dispense ice when you press the bar, change the ice selection from ice cubes
to crushed ice or vice versa, so as to remove any ice blocks.
• If the dispenser still does not dispense ice, wait two minutes and repeat this operation.
• If there is condensation in the ice/water dispenser area, press the corresponding button (marked A in
the figure) to activate the anti-condensation device.
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USE OF THE AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
(ON SOME MODELS)
Useful hints on the automatic ice maker
The ice maker is equipped with a lever that activates or
deactivates its operation.
If the lever in the figure is positioned horizontally it inhibits ice
production, and activates ice production when turned
downwards.
To remove and replace the ice bucket:
1. Pull the drawer out as far as possible, lifting the front part a
little to release it from the stop. Remove the drawer and
empty its contents.
2. Refit it in its seat inside the freezer compartment.
• Normal Ice Production should produce approximately 7 to
9 batches of ice in a 24-hour period.
To care for ice storage bin:
1. Empty the bucket. Use warm water to melt the ice if
necessary.
Never use anything sharp to break up the ice in the bucket.
This can cause damage to the ice bucket and the dispenser
mechanism.
2. Wash the ice bucket with a mild detergent, rinse well and dry
thoroughly.
Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners or solvents.
Note: do not turn the ice maker on until it is connected to the
water supply.
• It is normal for ice cubes to be attached by a corner. They will
break apart easily.
• The ice maker will not operate until the freezer compartment
is cold enough to make ice.
This can take overnight.
• Good water quality is important for good ice quality. Water
softener chemicals such as salt can damage the ice maker and lead
to poor quality ice.
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USE OF THE WATER DISPENSER
(ON SOME MODELS)
Dispensing water
To dispense water press a glass against the water dispenser lever and to stop dispensing remove the glass;
the light inside the dispenser turns on simultaneously and turns off when the lever is released. Hold the
edge of the glass close to the dispenser opening so water does not spill out of the glass.
Also, wait a few seconds before removing the glass in order to catch the last drops of water.
The water tank is located in the refrigerator compartment behind the two lower drawers.
Note:
Pressing hard will not make the water dispenser operate faster or produce greater quantities.
To dispense water
After the water dispenser has been switched on, throw the first glasses of water away, then the water can
be used. Repeat this operation whenever water has not been dispensed for a long time.
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WATER FILTER MONITORING AND
REPLACEMENT FUNCTION
(ON SOME MODELS)
Water filter indicator light function (if present)
At the time of purchase of the product and after replacement, the filter symbol in green. The filter
symbol can become red according to product use and the natural depletion of the filter charge.
When a new filter is required, the the symbol on the display turns yellow (99% of filter life has been
used).
Important: The filter must only be replaced when the symbol on the display is red. At this point the
filter cartridge must be replaced. Replace the filter cartridge, then press the RESET button until the
system has reset with the symbol becoming green.
Note: The RESET button does not work when the filter indicator light is green.
Appliances with an ice maker or water dispenser must be connected to a water supply which
delivers potable water only. Ice makers and/ or water dispensers not directly connected to a mains
water supply must be filled with potable water only.
CHANGING A WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE
The water filter is situated under the freezer compartment door.
1. Locate the water filter cartridge cap in the front base grille below the
freezer compartment door. Rotate the cap counterclockwise to a
vertical position and pull the cap and filter cartridge out through the
base grille.
NOTE: Since there is water in the cartridge, some spilling may occur.
2. Remove the cartridge cap by sliding it off the end of the old cartridge.
The cap will slide to the left or right.
DO NOT DISCARD THE CAP.
3. Take the new cartridge out of the pack and remove the protection
from seals.
4. Slide the cartridge cap onto the new cartridge as shown.
5. With cartridge cap in the vertical position, push the new filter
cartridge into the base grille until it stops. Rotate the cartridge cap
clockwise to a horizontal position.
6. RUN WATER THROUGH THE DISPENSER UNTIL THE WATER
RUNS CLEAR (about 9-14 litres or 6-7 minutes). This will clean the
system and clear air from the lines.
NOTE: as air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out of the
dispenser.
Ordering replacement filters
To order other water filter cartridges, contact the Customer Care
Centre or Authorised Dealers.
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GUIDE TO SELECTING FUNCTIONS
Light
The appliance has an external light for using the ice and water dispenser even in the dark. This night
light can be switched on and off by pressing the button
on the control panel or one of the two
levers of the dispenser (water and/or ice).
Bear in mind that both the ice maker and the light on the control panel will switch off automatically
once the water or ice has been dispensed. The light will automatically switch off when the control
panel is activated.
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GUIDE TO INTERNAL COMPONENTS
Removal and rearrangement of the
refrigerator and freezer shelves
The shelves may be positioned to suit your particular
requirements. The glass shelves are strong enough to hold
bottles, milk cartons and heavy food; however, please don’t
bang them down on the shelves.
To remove the shelves: slide the shelf out as far as it comes, then
lift it up and take it out.
Removal of the crisper drawer or the meat drawer:
• slide the drawer out as far as it comes;
• with one hand underneath the drawer, lift it up and pull it out;
• the drawer will come out of its runners and can be pulled out
further;
• to remove completely, the drawer will need to be rotated:
front end up, back end down.
To remove the glass cover of the drawer
• Lift the front of the frame 10 cm, then with your other hand,
lift the back of the frame and pull it out.
To put the glass cover of the drawer back
• Insert the back of the frame in the supports on the
refrigerator walls and lower it back into place.
Meat drawer temperature control
• The cold air flows inside the meat drawer through an opening
between the refrigerator and the freezer compartment. In
this way the temperature inside the meat drawer is lower
than in other parts of the refrigerator. Set the slider for higher
or lower airflow.
• If you wish to store vegetables in the meat drawer, move the
control all the way to the left to the vegetables setting.
This avoids possible frost damage to the vegetables.
Crisper drawer moisture control
• The control may be set to any position between the minimum
and maximum setting .
• This position excludes damp air from the drawer for better
preservation of fruit and vegetables with peel.
keeps damp air inside the drawer for better
• This position
preservation of leafy vegetables.
Removal of the freezer compartment baskets
• Slide the basket out as far as it comes.
• Lift the front up to release the basket from the retainer.
• Pull out the basket completely.
Positioning racks in the freezer compartment
(only in some models).
In order to obtain maximum storage capacity, remove the two
bottom drawers and position the racks supplied inside the
product (see figure)
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GUIDE TO STORAGE AND THAWING OF
FOOD
The freezer compartment, marked with the symbol
, is used for storing frozen food and freezing
fresh or cooked food. It also allows the making of ice cubes. The inner door of the freezer, marked with
the symbol **, is especially suitable for storing ice cream or frozen food with a short storage time.
The maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in a 24 hour period, at an ambient temperature of
25°C, is stated on the rating plate, inside the refrigerator.
For correct freezing it is advisable to select the fast freezing function for pre-freezing. When the fast
freezing function is activated, bring the sliding shutter to the “closed” position, shifting the slider all the
way to the left.
After 24 hours place the food to be frozen in the freezer compartment, arranging it in the freezing area
as indicated in the description of the appliance. Freezing of fresh food and automatic ice making cannot
be carried out at the same time. Therefore do not forget to deactivate the automatic ice maker by
pressing the ice on/off button.
See the operating instructions in chapter “Automatic ice maker”.
PREPARING FRESH FOOD FOR FREEZING
It is important to wrap food so that no water, moisture, or vapour may penetrate; this avoids the transfer
of odours and flavours throughout the refrigerator and allows better storage of frozen food. Use plastic
containers with tight fitting lids, aluminium trays, aluminium foil, cling film and waterproof plastic
wrappings.
SEALING
When sealing the food in bags, squeeze out the air (liquids need head space to allow for expansion).
Fasten the top of the bag with a string. Place labels on the inside of clear freezer bags; use self-adhesive
labels on the outside of opaque ones.
DEFROSTING
Here are some helpful tips.
Raw vegetables: do not thaw, put straight into boiling water and cook as usual.
Meat (large cuts): thaw in the refrigerator compartment without unwrapping. Before cooking, leave at
room temperature for a couple of hours.
Meat (small cuts): thaw at room temperature or cook from frozen.
Fish: thaw in the refrigerator compartment without unwrapping or cook before fully thawed.
In the event of a power failure, the freezer compartment maintains the correct storage temperature for
about 5/15 hours, depending on the outside ambient temperature; during this time, we suggest you leave
the door of the compartment closed. Do not refreeze partially thawed food.
Previously cooked food: reheat in the oven without removing it from its aluminium container.
Fruit: thaw in the refrigerator compartment
NOTE: never place warm food in the freezer.
Allow hot foods to cool to room temperature for 30 minutes, then wrap and freeze. Cooling hot foods
before freezing saves energy and prolongs the life of the appliance.
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FOOD STORAGE CHART
Storage time will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (moisture and
vapour proof), and the storage temperature (which should be -18°C).
FOODSTUFF AND STORAGE TIME
Fruit
Concentrated fruit juice
12 months
Fruit (in general)
from 8 to 12 months
Citrus fruit and fresh fruit from 4 to 6 months
juice
Vegetables
Commercially frozen
Home frozen
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
from 6 to 9
months
Margarine
12 months
Cheese
Camembert, mozzarella,
spreading cheese
8 months
Cream cheeses
do not freeze
from 8 to 12 months
Brie, Emmenthal, Swiss
cheese, etc.
(freezing may affect cheese
texture)
from 6 to 8
months
12 months
Meat
Sausages
4 weeks or less
Hamburgers
1 month
Beef, veal, lamb
from 2 to 3 months
Ice cream, fruit juices, milk
from 6 to 12 months
Roasts
Lamb and veal
from 6 to 12 months
Eggs
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or
whole beaten eggs)
Pork
from 4 to 8 months
Whole (beaten), whites, yolks
Fresh sausages
from 1 to 2 months
Beef
3 months
12 months
PASTRY AND BREAD
Steak and chops
Beef
from 8 to 12 months
Leavened bread and rolls
3 months
Lamb, veal, pork
from 2 to 4 months
Unbaked bread
1 month
Croissants
3 months
Cakes (not iced)
from 2 to 4
months
Cakes (iced) and biscuits
from 6 to 12
months
Fruit pies
12 months
Biscuit pastry
3 months
Pie pastry
from 4 to 6
months
Fish
Cod, flounder, sole
6 months
Salmon
from 2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch
from 2 to 3 months
Breaded fish (purchased) 3 months
Clams, oysters
from 3 to 4 months
Boiled fish, crabs
from 3 to 4 months
Raw prawns
12 months
Poultry
Chicken or turkey (whole
or in pieces)
12 months
Duck and goose
6 months
Offal
from 2 to 3 months
Poultry cooked in a
sauce
6 months
Sliced meat (no sauce)
1 month
Stews
Meat, poultry, and fish
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COMMON ICE MAKER PROBLEMS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
The dispenser does not work.
The freezer compartment door
is open.
Close the freezer compartment
door.
The ice bucket is not properly
installed.
Make sure that the bucket is
pushed all the way in.
Make sure the lever of the ice
maker, inside the freezer
compartment, is not turned to
OFF, i.e. in the horizontal
position (in some models).
The ice dispenser stops
working.
Off-taste or odour in ice.
The dispenser has not been used
for extended periods, causing
the ice cubes to melt together.
Shake the bucket occasionally to
keep cubes separate and to
increase storage capacity. Throw
old ice cubes away and make a
new supply.
The ice dispenser lever has
been held in for too long.
Wait about 3 minutes for the
dispenser motor to reset.
Large amounts of ice should be
taken from the bucket, not
through the dispenser.
Ice absorbs airborne odours.
New ice should be made. Throw
old ice away and make a new
supply.
Water quality.
Store excess ice in a covered
container.
Water containing minerals may
require a filter.
Food not properly wrapped.
Wrap food properly.
The ice bucket and the freezer
compartment may need
cleaning.
Clean the ice bucket and the
freezer.
Plumbing connections to ice
maker.
Follow instructions for a proper
water supply to ice maker.
The first few batches of ice from
a new ice maker may have an
off-taste. Throw the first few
batches away and make a new
supply.
NOTE: Only use cubes from the ice maker.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the appliance from the mains or disconnect the
electrical power supply.
Periodically clean the refrigerator and freezer compartments with a cloth and a solution of lukewarm
water and neutral detergent specifically for refrigerator interiors.
Never use detergents or abrasives. Never clean refrigerator parts with flammable fluids. The fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
Clean the outside of the appliance and the door seal with a damp cloth and dry with a soft cloth.
• Do not use steam cleaners.
• Clean the condenser using a vacuum cleaner, proceeding as follows: remove the front plinth (see
installation manual) and proceed to clean the condenser.
Important: the buttons and control panel display (located on the freezer door) must not be cleaned with
alcohol or alcohol-derived substances, but with a dry cloth.
NOTE: The refrigeration system pipes are located near the defrost pan and can become hot. Periodically
clean them with a vacuum cleaner.
Always disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply before replacing any light bulbs.
Removal of the refrigerator light cover:
• Loosen the screw that secures the light cover.
• Pull downwards and slide the cover towards the rear of the refrigerator.
• Replace the bulb with one of the same type available only from our Customer Care Centre or
Authorised Dealer.
• Put the light cover back into place, repeat the above steps in reverse order.
How to replace the freezer upper compartment bulb:
• remove the light shield by squeezing the side sections.
• remove the bulb and replace it with one of the same type available only from our Customer Care
Centre or Authorized Dealers.
• put the light shield back in place, repeat the above steps in reverse order.
How to replace the lower bulb in the refrigerator and freezer compartments
(on some models):
• remove the light shield by grabbing its upper central part.
• pull frontally and, at the same time, slightly turn the shield to one side.
• remove the bulb and replace it with one of the same type available from our Customer Care Centre
or Authorized Dealers.
To reposition the light shield:
• grip the upper middle part of the light screen.
• insert the tabs of one side of the shield into the grooves.
• gently bend the light shield in the centre to insert the tabs on the other side.
How to replace the dispenser bulb (on some models):
• grip the bulb in the dispenser cavity.
remove the bulb and replace it with one of the same type available from our Customer Care Centre or
Authorized Dealers..
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VACATION
Short vacation
There is no need to disconnect the refrigerator from the power supply if you will be away for less than
three weeks. Use up perishable food, freeze other food. If your appliance has an automatic ice maker:
1. turn it off
2. shut off the water supply to the ice maker
3. empty the ice bucket.
Long vacation
Remove all the food if you are going away for three weeks or more. If your appliance has an automatic
ice maker, turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least a day before and as soon as the last batch
of ice cubes is produced, turn off the ice maker. Empty the ice bucket. Unplug the refrigerator and clean
it, rinse and dry.
Fix some wooden or plastic wedges to the upper part of both doors with adhesive tape and leave the
doors open enough for air to circulate inside both compartments. This will prevent odour and mould
from setting in.
Moving
• Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and fix them together with adhesive tape so that they
do not bang together or get lost.
• Screw the adjustable feet so that they do not touch the support surface.
• Close and fix both doors with adhesive tape and, again using adhesive tape, fix the power cable to the
appliance.
Power Interruptions
In the event of a power failure, call the local office of your electricity supply company and ask how long
it is going to last.
1. For power failures lasting up to 24 hours, keep both doors of the appliance closed. This will allow
the stored food to stay cold as long as possible.
2. .If the power failure lasts more than 24 hours, empty the freezer compartment and arrange the food
in a portable freezer. If this type of freezer is not available and, likewise, no artificial ice packs are
available, try to use up the food which is more easily perishable.
3. Bear in mind that a full freezer compartment will stay cold longer than a partially filled one.
4. Empty the ice bucket.
Furthermore, a freezer full of frozen meat will stay cold longer than a freezer filled with pre-cooked
food.
If ice crystals are still visible on the food, it may be frozen again, although flavour and aroma may be
affected.
If food is found to be in a poor condition, it is best to throw it away.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE / ASSISTANCE
When you hear these noises
..your appliance is alive!!!
Before contacting Customer Care Centre or authorized distributors...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
The appliance is not working
• Is the power cable plugged into a live socket with the proper voltage?
• Have you checked the protection devices and fuses of the electrical system in your home?
Ice maker noises
Since your appliance has an ice maker, you may hear buzzing (from the water valve), trickling water and
the clatter of the ice falling into the bin.
If your ice maker does not work:
• Has the freezer had enough time to become cold? With a new refrigerator this may take overnight.
• Is the ice maker ON/OFF button set to ON?
• Make sure the lever of the ice maker, inside the freezer compartment, is not turned to OFF, i.e. in the
horizontal position (in some models).
• Is the water turned on? Is water getting to the ice maker?
• Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? This filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly.
First, check the filter installation instructions to ensure that the filter was installed correctly and is not
clogged. If installation or clogging is not a problem, call a qualified person or a technician.
If there is water in the defrost pan:
• This is normal in hot, damp weather. The pan can even be half full. Make sure the refrigerator is level
so that the water does not overflow.
If the edges of the refrigerator cabinet, which come in contact with the door seal, are warm to
the touch:
• This is normal in hot weather and when the compressor is running.
If the light does not work:
• Have you checked your home’s fuses?
• Is the power cable plugged into a live socket with the proper voltage?
• Has the light bulb burnt out?
In the case of burnt-out bulbs:
1. Always unplug the appliance from the mains.
2. See chapter “Maintenance and Cleaning”.
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If the motor seems to run too much:
• Is the condenser free of dust and fluff?
• Are the doors properly closed?
• Are the door seals properly fitted?
• On hot days or if the room is warm, the motor naturally runs longer.
If the appliance door has been left open for a while or if large amounts of food have been stored, the
motor will run longer in order to cool down the interior of the appliance.
Remember
Motor running time depends on different things: number of door openings, amount of food stored,
temperature of the room, setting of the temperature controls.
If, after performing the above checks, your appliance still does not work properly, contact the After-sales
Service, explain the problem, specifying the model and appliance service number (stated on the data plate).
If the refrigerator temperature is too high
• Are the refrigerator controls correctly set?
• Has a large amount of food been added to the refrigerator or freezer?
• Check that the doors are not opened too often.
• Check that the doors close properly.
• Make sure that air flow vents inside the compartment are not blocked, as this prevents the circulation
of cold air.
If there is moisture build-up
• Make sure that air flow vents inside the compartment are not blocked, as this prevents the circulation
of air.
• Make sure that the food is properly packaged. Dry any dampness on food containers before placing
them in the refrigerator.
• Check that the doors are not opened too often. When the door is opened, humidity from the room air
enters the refrigerator. The more often the door is opened, the faster humidity builds up, especially
when the room itself is very humid.
• If the room is very humid, it is normal for moisture to build up inside the refrigerator.
If the doors do not open and close properly
• Check that food packages are not blocking the door.
• Check that the pans, shelves, drawers or the ice maker are not out of position.
• Check that the door seals are not dirty or sticky.
• Ensure the appliance is level.
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AFTER SALES SERVICE
Before contacting our Customer Care Centre
or Authorized Distributors:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself (see
“TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE / ASSISTANCE”).
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If it has not, disconnect
the appliance from the power supply and wait for
about an hour before switching on again.
3. If the problem persists after this course of action,
contact the Customer Care Centre or
Authorized Distributors.
Specify:
• the nature of the fault,
• the model,
• the service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the rating plate on the rear of the
appliance),
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
Note:
If reversing of appliance door opening is
carried out by the After-sales Service it is not
covered by the warranty.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
1) 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.
Important:
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.
2) 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.
3) 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 an authorised technician in compliance with the
manufactures instructions and current standard safety
regulations.
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