Hotpoint FF200LP Instruction for Use

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Operating Instructions
Installation, 2-3
Positioning and connection
Reversible doors
Description of the appliance, 4-5
Control panel
Overall view
Start-up and use, 6-7
Starting the appliance
No Frost cooling system
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
Using the freezer to its full potential
Maintenance and care, 8
Switching the appliance off
Cleaning the appliance
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
Holiday Function
Replacing the light bulb
Precautions and tips, 9
General safety
Respecting and conserving the environment
Troubleshooting, 10
Guarantee, 11
After Sales Service, 12
! Before operating your new appliance, please read
these operating instructions carefully. They contain
important information for safe use, installation and care
of the appliance.
Your appliance is supplied with a 13amp fused plug that
can be plugged into a 13amp socket for immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions
! Please keep these operating instructions for future
reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free
2. Do not obstruct the airflow under and behind the
appliance. The compressor and condenser give off
heat and require good ventilation to operate correctly
and save energy.
3. Ensure the appliance is far away from any sources of
heat (direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
Electrical connections
After transportation of the appliance, carefully place it
vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it
to the electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into the
electrical socket ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant
with the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate
located on the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g. 150
• The voltage must be in the range between the values
indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left
side (e.g. 220-240V, 50Hz).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the
If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an
authorised technician to replace it (see After Sales
Service). Do not use extension cords or multiple
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power
supply cable and the electrical socket must be easily
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see After Sales Service).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used and the fuse
cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until
a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to remove it to add a longer cable
or to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units
etc. please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
- The mains cable is wired directly into a
13amp cable outlet, controlled by a
switch (in compliance with BS 5733)
which is accessible without moving the
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit
your socket. The cable should be cut as close as
possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Reversible doors
Fitting a new plug
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked
or coloured Green and Yellow.
'E' or
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked 'L' or
coloured red or brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked 'N' or
coloured Black or Blue.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a 13amp fuse. A 15amp plug must be
protected by a 15amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor
or at the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to
the following EEC directives :
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
& 93/68/EEC
∅ 3mm
Description of the
Control panel
Indicator light
Indicator light
Indicator light
to regulate the temperature of the refrigerator
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
is the holiday function (see Maintenance and
OFF switches the refrigerator off.
• SUPER COOL (quick cool) to lower the temperature
of the refrigerator compartment rapidly. When it is
pressed, the SUPER COOL indicator light illuminates
(see Start-up and use).
• SUPER COOL Yellow indicator light (rapid cooling)
illuminates when the SUPER COOL button is pressed.
• POWER Indicator light illuminates when the
appliance is connected to the electricity network.
• SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing) to freeze fresh
food. When it is pressed, the SUPER FREEZE indicator
light illuminates (see Start-up and use).
• SUPER FREEZE Yellow indicator light (rapid
freezing) illuminates when the SUPER FREEZE
button is pressed.
to regulate the temperature of the freezer
is the optimal temperature for energy saving
switches the appliance off, including the
! The indicator lights are also used to indicate an
unusual temperature increase in the freezer
compartment (see Troubleshooting).
Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not
directly represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.
Control panel
(see Maintenance)
Removable multipurpose
BOTTLE shelf
Levelling FEET
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! Before starting the appliance, follow the installation
instructions (see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the
compartments and accessories well with lukewarm
water and bicarbonate.
! ! The appliance is fitted with an electronic motor control
system. The compressor motor will start approximately 8
minutes after the appliance is first switched on, or after
any power interruptions. (e.g. power failures)
1. Set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
2. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the
green POWER indicator light illuminates.
3. Turn the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to a mid
position. After a few hours you will be able to put food
in the refrigerator.
4. Turn the FREEZER OPERATION knob to a mid position
and press the SUPER FREEZE button (rapid freezing):
the SUPER FREEZE indicator light will illuminate. Once
the refrigerator has reached the optimal temperature,
the indicator light goes out and you can begin food
• Use the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to adjust the
temperature (see Description).
• Press the SUPER COOL button (rapid cooling) to lower
the temperature quickly. For example, when you place a
large number of new food items inside a fridge the
internal temperature will rise slightly. The function quickly
cools the groceries by temporarily reducing the
temperature until it reaches the ideal level.
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment, not
hot foods (see Precautions and tips).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than raw
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will increase
humidity in the refrigerator and cause condensation to
No Frost cooling system
This is recognisable by air
ducts located on the back
walls of each compartment.
The No Frost system
circulates cold air
continuously to collect
humidity and prevent ice
and frost formation. The
system maintains an
optimal humidity level in
the compartment,
preserving the original quality of the food, preventing the
food from sticking together and making defrosting a thing
of the past. Do not block the air circulation by placing
food or containers in direct contact with the rear ducts.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
• The general refrigerator temperature should be 5°C or
colder although some sections, such as fruit and
vegetable bin, will be warmer.The mid position (i-care)
is usually suitable but the exact position will depend
on the appliance location, food loading and number of
door openings. If necessary, use the REFRIGERATOR
SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the
shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see
diagram), allowing easy storage
of large containers and food.
Height can be adjusted without
complete removal of the shelf.
WINE RACK: use to store bottle of wine. The air
circulates freely between the bottles garanteeing rapid
Using the freezer to its full potential
• The freezer internal temperature should be -18°C or
colder. The mid position (i-care) is usually suitable
but the exact position will depend on appliance
location, food loading and number of door openings.
If necessary, use the FREEZER OPERATION knob
(see Description) to adjust the temperature.
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has already
been defrosted. These foods must be cooked and eaten
(within 24 hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into
contact with food that has already been frozen. Fresh food
must be stored in the top FREEZER and STORAGE
compartment where the temperature drops below -18°C
and guarantees rapid freezing.
! to avoid blocking the air circulation inside the
freezer compartment, it is advisable not to obstruct
the ventilation holes with food or containers.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and which
are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer because
they could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen
daily is indicated on the data plate located inside
one of the compartments. For example kg/24h: 4
• To freeze (if the freezer is already operating):
press the rapid freezing SUPER FREEZE button
(corresponding yellow indicator light illuminates), insert
the food and close the door. The function is disabled
automatically after 24 hours or when optimal
temperatures have been reached (indicator light goes
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the
freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature
inside the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for
at least 9 -14 hours.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
Holiday function
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to
disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply:
To minimise energy usage when on holiday, it is not
necessary to switch the appliance off. The appliance
has a function which allows it to maintain the
temperature of the refrigerator compartment at
approximately 15°C (which can also be used to
conserve make-up and beauty products). The freezer
temperature must be set to the minimum value in order
to preserve the food.
To enable the function: set the REFRIGERATOR
1. set the FREEZER OPERATION knob on
2. pull the plug out of the socket
! If this procedure is not followed, the alarm may sound.
This alarm does not indicate a malfunction. To restore
normal operation, it is sufficient to set the FREEZER
OPERATION knob on the desired value. To disconnect
the appliance, follow point 1 and 2.
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber
seals may be cleaned using a sponge that has been
soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda or
neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasive products,
bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm
water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry
them carefully.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which can
be removed by delicately using the hose of a vacuum
cleaner set on medium power. The appliance must be
switched off and the plug must be pulled out before
cleaning the appliance.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic materials
which are odour free. In order to maintain an odour free
refrigerator and to prevent the formation of stains, food
must always be covered or sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an extended
period of time, clean the inside and leave the doors
A double acoustic signal informs you when it has been
enabled. A single acoustic signal informs you when it
has been disabled.
Replacing the light bulb
To replace the light bulb
in the refrigerator
compartment, pull out the
plug from the electrical
socket. Follow the
instructions below.
Access the light bulb by
removing the cover as
indicated in the diagram.
Replace it with a similar
light bulb within the
power range indicated on the cover (10 W).
! The buzzer will sound and the interior light will flash if
the refrigerator door is left open for more than 2
Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with international safety standards. The
following warnings are provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following
Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and
subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE..
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial
• Observe local environmental standards when
disposing packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires
that old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream. Old appliances must be collected separately
in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the
materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment. The crossed out
“wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of
your obligation, that when you dispose of the
appliance it must be separately collected. Consumers
should contact their local authority or retailer for
information concerning the correct disposal of their
old appliance.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the
instructions in this manual.
Respecting and conserving the environment
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated
room. Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight
and do not place it near heat sources.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug
from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch off the
appliance and disconnect it from the electrical supply. It
is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs
on OFF (appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances
should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may
cause injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food:
cold air must circulate freely for food to be preserved
properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor will
work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The
internal temperature will increase and force the
compressor to work harder and will consume more
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to
ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air
from escaping (see Maintenance).
• WARNING: Do not use electrical or mechanical devices
or tools other than the special scraper provided inside
the compartments.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into
your mouth.
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play
with the appliance. Under no circumstance should they
be allowed to sit on the bins or to hang from the door.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It
can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The green POWER indicator light does
not illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far
enough to make contact, or the fuse has blown, or there is no power in
the house.
The motor does not start.
• The appliance comes with a motor protection control (see Start-up and use).
a) The alarm sounds.
a) The refrigerator door has remained open for more than two minutes (the
buzzer will stop sounding when you shut the door) or the correct
switching-off procedure was not followed (see Maintenance).
b) The temperature in the freezer is too high. Check the quality of the food
products and dispose if necessary.
c) The temperature in the freezer has reached a dangerous level. The
food must be disposed immediately.
b) The alarm sounds and the two
yellow indicator lights flash.
c) The alarm sounds and the two
yellow indicator lights as well as the
green one flash.
Freezer is
too warn
+ buzzer
+ buzzer
Freezer is
b/c) In both these cases the freezer will try to maintain a temperature of
about 0°C so that the food does not re-freeze.
To turn off the acoustic signal open and close the refrigerator door.
To restore normal operation bring the FREEZER OPERATION knob
(off) and turn the appliance on again.
setting to
The green POWER indicator light
• The appliance is not operating correctly. Contact the Technical
Assistance Centre.
The refrigerator and the freezer are not
cold enough.
The food inside the refrigerator is
beginning to freeze.
• The REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob is not on the correct setting
(see Description).
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The motor runs continuously.
• The SUPER FREEZE button has been pressed (rapid freezing): the
yellow SUPER FREEZE light is on or flashing (see Description).
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and
make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor
is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
• Some noise from the air circulating fan is normal
The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
The doors are opened too frequently.
The OPERATION knobs are not on the correct setting (see Description).
The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no
cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result
of improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There
will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call
our registration line on 0870 6092094 (ROI 01 230 0800).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08709
088 088 (ROI 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint Service
Hotline on 08709 066 066 (ROI 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange
for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine or, if you
prefer, give you your money back.
11/2008 - Xerox Fabriaano
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1100
fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 0870 6092094
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate,Dublin 17
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. Please see section “Precautions and tips” for
details about disposal legislation. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut the
mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no
longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.


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