Bauknecht GKTF 3559 Instruction for Use

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• 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 environments;
To ensure best use of your appliance, carefully
read the operating instructions which contain
a description of the product and useful
Keep these instructions for future reference.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure it is
not damaged and that the door closes properly.
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. Installation and the electrical connection must be
carried out by a qualified technician according to
the manufacturer's instructions and in
compliance with the local safety regulations.
4. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
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. 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
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.
• During installation, make sure the appliance
does not damage the power cable.
• Make sure the appliance is not placed 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 specified on the rating
plate corresponds to that of your home
• For the water connection, use the pipe supplied
with the new appliance; do not reuse the one
from 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 you
move the appliance (e.g. parquet flooring).
• Do not use single/multiple adapters or extension
• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated
place. The appliance has been configured for
operation in places where the temperature falls
within the following ranges, and within 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
Climatic Class
Amb. T. (°C) Amb. T. (°F)
From 10 to 32 From 50 to 90
From 16 to 32 From 61 to 90
From 16 to 38 From 61 to 100
From 16 to 43 From 61 to 110
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they don't play with the appliance.
• 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 (where provided).
• Use the refrigerator compartment to store fresh
food only and the freezer compartment to store
frozen food, to freeze fresh food, and to make
ice cubes only.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the
freezer 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,
unplug the appliance or disconnect it from the
power supply.
• All appliances equipped with an ice-maker and
water dispenser must be connected to a water
supply that only delivers drinking water (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
• The Manufacturer declines any liability if
the above advice and precautions are not
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or
gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical
appliances. The vapours may cause fire or
• 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
• Do not use or place electrical appliances inside
the product if they are not of the type expressly
authorised by the Manufacturer.
The freezer can be used for storing already frozen food and for
freezing fresh food.
Switching on the freezer for the first time
• There is no need to set the freezer temperature on the thermostat
because the appliance is already factory set.
• Plug in the appliance.
• The alarm signal activates, indicating that the freezer has not yet
reached a sufficiently cold temperature for storage of foodstuffs.
• Only place food in the freezer once the alarm signal has deactivated
(for further details, see the enclosed product sheet).
Temperature Adjustment
For temperature adjustment, see the enclosed product sheet.
NOTE: Ambient air temperature, the frequency of door opening and the
position of the appliance can affect the freezer internal temperature.
Take these factors into consideration when setting the thermostat knobs.
“Dynamic Intelligence” function
The Dynamic Intelligence function, if present, is automatically activated in
the following cases:
Door opening
The function activates when door opening causes the internal
temperature to increase to values that do not ensure safe storage of food
and remains active until optimal storage conditions have been restored.
Placing fresh food in the freezer
The function activates when fresh food is placed in the freezer and
remains active until optimal freezing conditions are reached so as
to ensure the best freezing quality with the lowest power consumption.
NOTE: Besides the quantity of food loaded into the freezer, ambient
temperature and the quantity of food already inside the freezer affect the
duration of the Dynamic Intelligence function. Therefore significant
duration variations are quite normal.
The amount of fresh food (in kg) that can be frozen in 24 hours is
indicated on the appliance data plate.
For optimum appliance performance, press the fast freeze button (until
the yellow LED lights up) 24 hours before placing fresh food
in the freezer.
After placing fresh food in the freezer, 24 hours on fast freeze function is
generally sufficient; After 24 hours, deactivate the fast freeze function.
In order to save energy, when freezing small amounts of food, the fast
freeze function can be deactivated after a few hours.
If the Dynamic Intelligence function is present, appliance operation is
controlled automatically and no operation is required (see chapter
“Dynamic Intelligence” function).
Tips for freezing and storing fresh food.
• Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in: aluminium foil, cling film,
air and water-tight plastic bags, polythene containers with lids or
freezer containers suitable for freezing fresh food.
• Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in order to obtain
high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be frozen as soon as they
are picked to maintain the full original nutritional value, consistency,
colour and flavour.
Some meat, especially game, should be hung before it is frozen.
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the freezer.
• Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately. Do not refreeze
unless the food is cooked after it has thawed. Once cooked, the
thawed food can be refrozen.
Freezing and storing fresh food
• Place foods to be frozen in the baskets.
• Place the ice packs (if supplied) above the food stored in the top
• In models with ice packs, in the event of a power failure, place the ice
pack/s above the food stored in the top compartment, in order to
optimise the rising time and therefore maintain correct food
The table alongside shows the recommended maximum storage
time for frozen fresh foods.
Declared performance refers to appliance operation without ice
packs, with the exception of the rising time.
Classification of frozen foods
Put the frozen products into the freezer and classify them.
The storage date should be indicated on the packs, to allow use within
expiry dates.
Advice for storing frozen food
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen food in damaged
packaging may have deteriorated). If the package is swollen or has
damp patches, it may not have been stored under optimal conditions
and defrosting may have already begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last and transport
the products in a thermally insulated cool bag.
• Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately in the freezer.
• If food has defrosted even partially, do not re-freeze it. Consume
within 24 hours.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the minimum. Respect the
best-before date on the package.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
Removing the baskets
• Pull the baskets out fully, then lift them up slightly in order to remove.
Drawers (except the bottom drawer) may be removed in order to obtain
increased storage space (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1
Ensure that the load does not exceed the limit (if present) indicated on
the side walls of the appliance.
Use this compartment only for making ice cubes and storing ice packs, as
shown in Fig.2 and 3 (if supplied)
Please follow the storage times given on the frozen food packages.
Making ice cubes
• Fill the ice cube tray 2/3 full and place it in the special freezer
• Do not use sharp or pointed instruments to detach the tray if it is stuck
to the bottom of the freezer.
• Bend the ice tray slightly to remove the cubes.
The freezer door will not re-open easily immediately after closing (except
for the models with specific valve).
Wait a few minutes before opening again in order to allow for
compensation of the vacuum created.
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the
appliance from the mains or disconnect the electrical power
For electronic models, first press the on/off button and then
unplug the the appliance.
Periodically clean the condenser at the rear of the appliance with a
vacuum cleaner or brush.
Periodically clean the inside of the compartment with a sponge dampened
in warm water and/or neutral detergent.
Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive products.
Long vacation
• Empty the freezer.
• Disconnect the freezer from the mains power supply.
• Defrost and clean.
Leave the door open to prevent formation of unpleasant odours
and to eliminate any dampness.
Note: for electronic models, first insert the power plug into the
mains socket and then press the on/off button to switch on the
When you hear these noises
…your appliance is alive!!!
1. The appliance is not working.
• Is there a power failure?
• Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• Is the double-pole switch on?
• Do the household electrical system protection
devices work correctly?
• Is the power cord damaged?
3. The yellow, red and green LEDs do not
light up. Perform the checks for point 1, and
• Contact After Sales Service.
• The front edge of the appliance may be hot.
This prevents the formation of
condensation and is not a defect.
• Gurgling and hissing noises due to
expansion in the refrigerant circuit are
2. Excessive frost build-up.
• Has the defrost water drain been positioned
• Is the door shut properly?
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
Before contacting After Sales Service:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself with
the help of the Troubleshooting guide.
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 After-sales Service.
• the nature of the fault,
• the model,
• the Service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the rating plate on the inside of the
The direction of door opening can be
If this operation is performed by After-sales
Service it is not covered by the warranty.
The door cannot be reversed on models with
front handle.
• Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a hot place, near heat sources (radiators,
cookers) or direct exposure to the sun will increase energy consumption and should be avoided.
• If this is not possible, respect these minimum distances:
- 30 cm from coal or oil stoves;
- 3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers.
• For optimum operation, ensure:
- a space of at least 5 cm above the appliance;
- a distance of at least 4 cm from the rear wall;
- place other cabinets at a suitable distance from the appliance to allow at least some air circulation
• Install the appliance level (adjust the front feet if necessary) in a dry and well-aired place.
• Clean the inside.
• Insert the accessories supplied.
Electrical connection
• The electrical connections must comply with the local regulations.
• Voltage and power input are specified on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Regulations require the appliance to be earthed. The manufacturer declines any liability for
injury or damage resulting from failure to observe the above rules.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the socket replaced by a qualified technician.
• 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 double-pole
switch installed ahead of the socket.
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.
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 a qualified Whirlpool technician in compliance
with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety


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