Indesit TAA 12 N Instruction for Use

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TAA 12 x
Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions, 1
Assistance, 2
Description of the appliance, 3
Reversible doors, 4
Installation, 5
Start-up and use, 5
Maintenance and care, 6
Precautions and tips, 7
Troubleshooting, 7
Before calling for Assistance:
• Check if the malfunction can be solved on your own (see
• If after all the checks, the appliance still does not operate or
the problem persists, call the nearest Service Centre
• type of malfunction
• appliance model (Mod.)
• serial number (S/N)
This information can be found on the data plate located on the
bottom left side of the refrigerator compartment.
Never call on unauthorized technicians and always refuse
spare parts which are not originals.
- model
- serial number
Description of the appliance
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.
1Levelling FEET•
5 FREEZER and STORAGE compartment
6 Removable lidded shelf with EGG TRAY
7 Removable multipurpose SHELVES•
8 BOTTLE shelf
• Varies by number and/or position.
* Available only on certain models.
Reversible doors
∅ 2mm
! Before placing your new appliance into operation please read
these operating instructions carefully. They contain important
information for safe use, for installation and for care of the
! Please keep these operating instructions for future reference.
Pass them on to possible new owners of the appliance.
Positioning and connection
1. Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free room.
2. Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and
condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to
operate correctly and save energy.
3. Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part of
the appliance and any furniture above it, and at least 5 cm
between the sides and any furniture/side walls.
4. Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat
(direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
5. In order to maintain the correct distance between the
appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers supplied in
the installation kit, following the instructions provided.
1. Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.
2. If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the refrigerator
by tightening or loosening the front feet.
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, 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
• 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 W).
• 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).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If
the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an authorised
technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do not use
extension cords or multiple sockets.
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by
authorised technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these
safety measures not be observed.
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.
1. Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the internal
light illuminates.
2. Turn the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to an average
value. After a few hours you will be able to put food in the
Setting the temperature
The temperature inside the refrigerator compartment
automatically adjusts itself according to the position of the
1 = warmest
5 = coldest
We recommend, however, a medium position.
The cooling section of the refrigerator is located inside the
back wall of the refrigerator compartment for increased space
and improved aesthetics. During operation, the back wall will
be covered in frost or water droplets depending on whether
the compressor is operating or paused. Do not worry, the
refrigerator is functioning normally.
If the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob has been set
on high values with large quantities of food and with a high
ambient temperature, the appliance can operate continuously,
resulting in excessive frost formation and excessive energy
consumption: compensate for this by shifting the knob towards
lower values (defrosting will occur automatically). In static
appliances, the air circulates in a natural way: the colder air
tends to move downwards as it is heavier. The food should be
stored as follows:
Arrangement inside the
Fresh fish and meat
Above the fruit and vegetable
Fresh cheese
Fresh fish and meat
Cooked food
On any shelf
Salami, loaves of bread,
On any shelf
Fruit and vegetables
In the fruit and vegetable
compartment bins
On the shelf provided
Butter and margarine
On the shelf provided
Bottles, drinks, milk
On the shelves provided
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
• Use the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to adjust the
temperature (see Description).
• 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 form.
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.
TEMPERATURE* Indicator light: to identify the coldest area in
the refrigerator.
1. Check that OK appears clearly on the indicator light (see
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to disconnect
the appliance from the electricity supply.
It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on
(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
2. If the word “OK” does not appear it means that the
temperature is too high: adjust the REFRIGERATOR
OPERATION knob to a higher (colder) position and
wait approximately 10 hours until the temperature has
3. Check the indicator light again: if necessary, readjust it
following the initial process. If large quantities of food have
been added or if the refrigerator door has been opened
frequently, it is normal for the indicator not to show OK.
Wait at least 10 hours before you set the REFRIGERATOR
OPERATION knob to a higher setting.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• 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 defrosted.
Fresh food must be stored above the grill in the freezer
compartment and if possible be in direct contact with the
walls (side and rear), where the temperature drops below
-18°C and guarantees rapid freezing.
• 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 plate containing the technical
properties located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator
compartment (for example: Kg/24h: 4)
! 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.
! If the room temperature drops below 14°C for an extended
period of time, the ideal temperature will not be reached in the
freezer compartment and food preservation will be reduced.
Food hygiene
1. Once you have bought your food, remove all external
packaging made of paper/cardboard or other wrappers,
which could introduce bacteria or dirt inside your
2. Protect the food, (especially easily perishable items and
those that have a strong smell), in order to avoid contact
between them, thereby removing both the possibility of
germ/bacteria contamination as well as the diffusion of
strong odours inside the fridge.
3. Store all food in such a way as to ensure air can circulate
freely between different items.
4. Keep the inside of your fridge clean, taking care not to use
oxidiser or abrasive products.
5. Remove all food past its expiry date from the refrigerator.
6. For the correct preservation of food, all easily perishable
items (soft cheeses, raw fish, meat, etc.) should be stored
in the coldest zone of the fridge compartment, i.e. just
above the salad crisper where the temperature indicator is
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
• 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
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 open.
Defrosting the appliance
! Follow the instructions below.
Do not speed up the defrosting process by using any devices
or tools other than the scraper provided, you may damage the
refrigeration circuit.
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator has an automatic defrosting function: water is
ducted to the back of the appliance by a special discharge
outlet (see diagram) where the heat produced by the
compressor causes it to evaporate. It is necessary to clean the
discharge hole regularly so that the water can flow out easily.
Defrosting the freezer compartment
If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to defrost
1. Set the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the position
2. Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in another
freezer or in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open until the frost has melted completely.
This can be made easier by placing containers with
lukewarm water in the freezer compartment.
4. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before
switching the appliance on again.
5. Wait for approximately 2 hours, i.e. until the ideal storage
conditions have been restored, before placing food in the
freezer compartment.
Replacing the light bulb
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment, pull
out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the instructions
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 (15W or 25W).
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
This appliance complies with the following Community
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and subsequent
-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 use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food
products by adults only and according to the instructions in
this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or
moist hands and feet.
• 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
(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 use any sharp or pointed utensils or electrical
equipment - other than the type recommended by the
manufacturer - inside the frozen food storage compartments.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into your
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory 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 do not play with the
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It can
become a choking or suffocation hazard.
• Observe local environmental standards when disposing
packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2012/19/EU 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.
Respecting and conserving the
• 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.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or
opening the door too frequently in order to conserve energy.
• 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
• 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 energy.
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance). A thick
layer of ice makes cold transference to food products more
difficult and results in increased energy consumption.
• Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure
they are free of debris and to prevent cold air from escaping
(see Maintenance).
If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance
(see Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.
The internal light does not illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or
not far enough to make contact, or there is no power in the
The refrigerator and the freezer do not cool well.
• The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
• The doors are opened too frequently.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct
• The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
• The atmospheric temperature of the area surrounding the
appliance is lower than 14°C.
The food inside the refrigerator is beginning to freeze.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the
The motor runs continuously.
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
• The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see
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 of the external parts of the refrigerator become hot.
• These raised temperatures are necessary in order to
avoid the formation of condensation on certain parts of the
The back wall of the refrigerator unit is covered in frost or
droplets of water
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
There is water at the bottom of the refrigerator.
• The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).


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