Bosch | KID24A30 | Instruction manual | Bosch KID24A30 Built-in automatic fridge-freezer Instruction manual

Instruction for Use
en Table of Contents
Safety and warning information ........... 3
Information concerning disposal ......... 5
Scope of delivery ................................... 6
Installation location ................................ 6
Room temperature, ventilation and
cavity depth ............................................. 7
Connecting the appliance .................... 8
Getting to know your appliance .......... 8
Switching the appliance on .................. 9
Setting the temperature ........................ 9
Usable capacity .................................... 10
Refrigerator compartment .................. 10
Freezer compartment .......................... 11
Max. freezing capacity ........................ 11
Purchasing frozen food ......................
Freezing fresh food .............................
Super freezing ......................................
Thawing frozen food ............................
Interior fittings .......................................
Sticker “OK” ..........................................
Switching off and disconnecting
the appliance ........................................
Defrosting ..............................................
Cleaning the appliance .......................
Tips for saving energy ........................
Operating noises .................................
Eliminating minor faults yourself .......
Customer service .................................
enTable of ContentsenI struction for Use
Safety and warning
Before you switch ON the
Please read the operating and
installation instructions carefully!
They contain important
information on how to install,
use and maintain the appliance.
The manufacturer is not liable if
you fail to comply with the
instructions and warnings.
Retain all documents for
subsequent use or for the next
Technical safety
The appliance contains a small
quantity of environmentally
friendly but flammable
refrigerant R600a. Ensure that
the tubing of the refrigerant
circuit is not damaged during
transportation and installation.
Leaking refrigerant may cause
eye injuries or ignite.
If damage has occurred
■ Keep naked flames and/or
ignition sources away from the
■ thoroughly ventilate the room
for several minutes,
switch off the appliance and
pull out the mains plug,
■ inform customer service.
The more refrigerant an
appliance contains, the larger
the room must be in which the
appliance is situated. Leaking
refrigerant can form a
flammable gas-air mixture in
rooms which are too small.
The room must be at least 1 m³
per 8 g of refrigerant. The
amount of refrigerant in your
appliance is indicated on the
rating plate inside the appliance.
If the power cord of this
appliance is damaged, it must
be replaced by the
manufacturer, customer service
or a similarly qualified person.
Improper installations
and repairs may put the user
at considerable risk.
Repairs may be performed by
the manufacturer, customer
service or a similarly qualified
person only.
Only original parts supplied by
the manufacturer may be used.
The manufacturer guarantees
that only these parts satisfy the
safety requirements.
A extension cable may be
purchased from customer
service only.
Important information when
using the appliance
Never use electrical
appliances inside the
appliance (e.g. heater, electric
ice maker, etc.). Explosion
Never defrost or clean the
appliance with a steam
cleaner! The steam may
penetrate electrical parts and
cause a short-circuit. Risk
of electric shock!
Do not use pointed or sharpedged implements to remove
frost or layers of ice. You
could damage the refrigerant
tubes. Leaking refrigerant may
cause eye injuries or ignite.
Do not store products which
contain flammable propellants
(e.g. spray cans) or explosive
substances in the appliance.
Explosion hazard!
Do not stand on or lean
heavily against base
of appliance, drawers
or doors, etc
For defrosting and cleaning,
pull the mains plug out or
switch off the fuse. Do not pull
out the mains plug by tugging
on the power cord.
Store high-percentage alcohol
tightly closed and standing up.
Keep plastic parts and the
door seal free of oil and
grease. Otherwise, parts and
door seal will become
Never cover or block the
ventilation openings of the
Avoiding placing children
and vulnerable people at
At risk are children, people
who have limited physical,
mental or sensory abilities, as
well as people who have
inadequate knowledge
concerning safe operation of
the appliance.
Ensure that children and
vulnerable people have
understood the hazards.
A person responsible for
safety must supervise or
instruct children and
vulnerable people who are
using the appliance.
Only children from 8 years
and above may use the
Supervise children who are
cleaning and maintaining the
Never allow children to play
with the appliance.
Do not store bottled or
canned drinks (especially
carbonated drinks) in the
freezer compartment. Bottles
and cans may burst!
Never put frozen food straight
from the freezer compartment
into your mouth.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Avoid prolonged touching of
frozen food, ice or the
evaporator pipes, etc.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Children in the household
Keep children away from
packaging and its parts.
Danger of suffocation from
folding cartons and plastic
Do not allow children to play
with the appliance!
If the appliance features a
keep the key out of the reach
of children!
General regulations
The appliance is suitable for
cooling and freezing food.
This appliance is intended for
use in the home and the home
The appliance is suppressed
according to EU Directive
The refrigeration circuit has
been checked for leaks.
This product complies with
the relevant safety regulations
for electrical appliances
(EN 60335-2-24).
This appliance is intended for
use up to a maximum height of
2000 metres above sea level.
Information concerning
* Disposal of packaging
The packaging protects your appliance
from damage during transit. All utilised
materials are environmentally safe and
recyclable. Please help us by disposing
of the packaging in an environmentally
friendly manner.
Please ask your dealer or inquire at your
local authority about current means of
* Disposal of your old
Old appliances are not worthless
rubbish! Valuable raw materials can be
reclaimed by recycling old appliances.
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European
Directive 2012/19/EU concerning
used electrical and electronic
appliances (waste electrical and
electronic equipment - WEEE).
The guideline determines the
framework for the return and
recycling of used appliances as
applicable throughout the EU.
m Warning
Redundant appliances
1. Pull out the mains plug.
2. Cut off the power cord and discard
with the mains plug.
3. Do not take out the trays
and receptacles: children are
therefore prevented from climbing in!
4. Do not allow children to play with
the appliance once it has spent its
useful life. Danger of suffocation!
Refrigerators contain refrigerant
and gases in the insulation. Refrigerant
and gases must be disposed
of professionally. Ensure that tubing
of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged
prior to proper disposal.
Scope of delivery
After unpacking all parts, check for any
damage in transit.
If you have any complaints, please
contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance or our
customer service.
The delivery consists of the following
■ Built-in appliance
■ Interior fittings (depending on model)
■ Bag containing installation materials
■ Operating instructions
■ Installation manual
■ Customer service booklet
■ Warranty enclosure
■ Information on the energy
consumption and noises
Installation location
Install the appliance in a dry, well
ventilated room. The installation location
should neither be exposed to direct
sunlight nor near a heat source, e. g.
a cooker, radiator, etc. If installation next
to a heat source is unavoidable, use
a suitable insulating plate or observe
the following minimum distances to a
heat source:
3 cm to electric or gas cookers.
30 cm to an oil or coal-fired cooker.
Room temperature,
ventilation and cavity
Ambient temperature
The appliance is designed for a specific
climate class. Depending on the climate
class, the appliance can be operated at
the following temperatures.
The climate class can be found on
the rating plate. Fig. ,
Climate class
Permitted ambient
+10 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 38 °C
+16 °C to 43 °C
The air on the rear panel of
the appliance heats up. Conduction of
the heated air must not be obstructed.
Otherwise, the refrigeration unit must
work harder. This increases power
consumption. Therefore: Never cover
or block the ventilation openings!
Cavity depth
A cavity depth of 560 mm
is recommended for the appliance.
If the cavity depth is smaller – at least
550 mm – the energy consumption
increases slightly.
The appliance is fully functional within
the room temperature limits
of the indicated climatic class. If
an appliance of climatic class SN
is operated at colder room temperatures,
the appliance will not be damaged up to
a temperature of +5 °C.
the appliance
After installing the appliance, wait at least
1 hour until the appliance is switched on.
During transportation the oil in
the compressor may have flowed into
the refrigeration system.
Before switching on the appliance for
the first time, clean the interior of
the appliance (see chapter “Cleaning
the appliance”).
Electrical connection
The socket must be near the appliance
and also freely accessible following
installation of the appliance.
The appliance complies with the
protection class I. Connect the appliance
to 220–240 V/50 Hz alternating current
via a correctly installed socket with
protective conductor. The socket must
be fused with a 10 to 16 A fuse.
For appliances operated in nonEuropean countries, check whether the
stated voltage and current type match
the values of your mains supply. This
information can be found on the rating
plate. Fig. ,
m Warning
Never connect the appliance
to electronic energy saver plugs.
Our appliances can be used with mains
and sine-controlled inverters. Mainscontrolled inverters are used
for photovoltaic systems which
are connected directly to the national
grid. Sine-controlled inverters must be
used for isolated applications (e.g. on
ships or in mountain lodges) which are
not connected directly to the national
Getting to know your
Please fold out the illustrated last page.
These operating instructions refer
to several models.
The features of the models may vary.
The diagrams may differ.
Fig. !
Freezer compartment
Refrigerator compartment
Light switch
Glass shelf
Vegetable container
Butter and cheese compartment
Egg rack
Shelf for tubes and small tins
Shelf for large bottles
Operating tips
Fig. "
Main On/Off switch
Serves to switch the whole
appliance on and off.
“super” button
Switches super freezing on and
Illuminates when super freezing is
Temperature display refrigerator
The numbers correspond to the
set refrigerator compartment
temperatures in °C.
Refrigerator compartment
temperature selection button
The button sets the temperature
in the refrigerator compartment.
the appliance on
Switch on the appliance with the main
On/Off switch. Fig. "/1
The temperature display, Fig. "/3,
flashes until the appliance has reached
the set temperature.
The appliance starts to cool, the light is
switched on when the door is open.
We recommend a factory setting
of +4 °C in the refrigerator compartment.
Do not store perishable food warmer
than +4 °C.
After the appliance has been switched
on, it may take several hours until
the set temperature has been
Do not put any food in the appliance
While the refrigeration unit is running,
water droplets or hoarfrost may form
at the rear panel of the refrigerator.
This is due to functional reasons. It
is not necessary to scrape off the frost
or wipe off the water droplets. The
rear panel defrosts automatically. The
condensation collects in the drainage
channel and is carried to the
refrigeration unit where it evaporates.
Fig. #
the temperature
Fig. "
Refrigerator compartment
The temperature can be set from +2 °C
to +8 °C.
Keep pressing temperature setting
button on refrigerator compartment 4,
until the required refrigerator
compartment temperature is set.
The value last selected is saved. The set
temperature is indicated on the
temperature display for the refrigerator
compartment 3.
Freezer compartment
The temperature in the freezer
compartment depends on
the temperature in the refrigerator
Lower temperatures in the refrigerator
compartment also cause lower
temperatures in the freezer
Usable capacity
Information on the usable capacity can
be found inside your appliance on
the rating plate. Fig. ,
The refrigerator compartment is the ideal
storage location for meat, sausage, fish,
dairy products, eggs, ready meals
and pastries.
Avoid contact between food and rear
panel. Otherwise the air circulation will
be impaired.
Food or packaging could freeze to
the rear panel.
Note the chill zones
in the refrigerator
The air circulation in the refrigerator
compartment creates different chill
Storing food
Store fresh, undamaged food. The
quality and freshness will then
be retained for longer.
In the case of ready-made products
and bottled goods, observe the bestbefore date or use-by date specified
by the manufacturer.
To retain aroma, colour
and freshness, pack or cover food
well before placing in the appliance.
This will prevent the transfer
of flavours and the discolouration
of plastic parts in the refrigerator
Allow warm food and drinks to cool
down before placing in the appliance.
Coldest zone is between
the vegetable container and the glass
shelf situated above. Fig. $
Store perishable food (e.g. fish,
sausage, meat) in the coldest zone
above the vegetable container.
Warmest zone is at the very top
of the door.
Store e.g. hard cheese and butter
in the warmest zone. Cheese can then
continue to release its flavour and the
butter will still be easy to spread.
Freezer compartment
Use the freezer compartment
To store deep-frozen food.
To make ice cubes.
To freeze food.
Ensure that the freezer compartment
door has been closed properly. If
the door is open, the frozen food will
thaw. The freezer compartment will
become covered in thick ice. Also: waste
of energy due to high power
Freezing fresh food
Freeze fresh and undamaged food only.
To retain the best possible nutritional
value, flavour and colour, vegetables
should be blanched before freezing.
Aubergines, peppers, zucchini and
asparagus do not require blanching.
Literature on freezing and blanching
can be found in bookshops.
Keep food which is to be frozen away
from food which is already frozen.
Max. freezing capacity
Information about the max. freezing
capacity within 24 hours can be found
on the rating plate. Fig. ,
Purchasing frozen food
Packaging must not be damaged.
Use by the “use by” date.
Temperature in the supermarket
freezer must be -18 °C or lower.
If possible, transport deep-frozen food
in an insulated bag and place quickly
in the freezer compartment.
The following foods are suitable for
Cakes and pastries, fish and seafood,
meat, game, poultry, vegetables, fruit,
herbs, eggs without shells, dairy
products such as cheese, butter and
quark, ready meals and leftovers such
as soups, stews, cooked meat and
fish, potato dishes, soufflés and
The following foods are not suitable
for freezing:
Types of vegetables, which are usually
consumed raw, such as lettuce or
radishes, eggs in shells, grapes,
whole apples, pears and peaches,
hard-boiled eggs, yoghurt, soured
milk, sour cream, crème fraîche and
Packing frozen food
To prevent food from losing its flavour
or drying out, place in airtight containers.
1. Place food in packaging.
2. Remove air.
3. Seal the wrapping.
4. Label packaging with contents
and date of freezing.
Suitable packaging:
Plastic film, tubular film
made of polyethylene, aluminium foil,
freezer containers.
These products are available
from specialist outlets.
Unsuitable packaging:
Wrapping paper, greaseproof paper,
cellophane, bin liners and used
shopping bags.
Items suitable for sealing packaged
Rubber bands, plastic clips, string, coldresistant adhesive tape, etc.
Bags and tubular film
made of polyethylene can be sealed
with a film heat sealer.
Shelf life of frozen food
Storage duration depends on the type
of food.
At a temperature of -18 °C:
■ Fish, sausage, ready meals and cakes
and pastries:
up to 6 months
■ Cheese, poultry and meat:
up to 8 months
■ Vegetables and fruit:
up to 12 months
Super freezing
Food should be frozen solid as quickly
as possible in order to retain vitamins,
nutritional value, appearance and flavour.
Several hours before placing fresh food
in the freezer compartment, switch on
super freezing to prevent an unwanted
temperature rise.
This appliance runs constantly
and the freezer compartment drops to
a very low temperature.
If the max. freezing capacity is to be
used, super freezing must be switched
on for 24 hours before the fresh produce
is placed in the freezer compartment.
Smaller quantities of food (up to 2 kg)
can be frozen without “super freezing”.
When super freezing is switched on,
increased operating noises may occur.
Switching on and off
Fig. "
Press “super” button 2.
If the super freezing has been switched
on the button is lit.
Super freezing automatically switches off
after approx. 2½ days.
During super freezing the refrigerator
compartment becomes a little colder.
Thawing frozen food
Depending on the type and application,
select one of the following options:
at room temperature
in the refrigerator
in an electric oven, with/without fan
assisted hot-air
in the microwave
Bottle holder
Fig. (
The bottle holder prevents bottles
from falling over when the door
is opened and closed.
Drawer for sausage and cheese
Fig. )
The drawer can be removed for adding
and removing food. Lift the drawer
and pull out. The drawer holder
can be adjusted.
m Caution
Ice cube tray
Fig. *
Do not refreeze thawing or thawed food.
Only ready meals (boiled or fried) may
be refrozen.
No longer store the frozen produce for
the max. storage period.
1. Fill the ice cube tray ¾ full of drinking
water and place in the freezer
2. If the ice tray is stuck to the freezer
compartment, loosen with a blunt
implement only (spoon-handle).
3. To loosen the ice cubes, twist the ice
tray slightly or hold briefly under
flowing water.
Interior fittings
You can reposition the shelves inside
the appliance and the door shelves as
Pull shelf forwards, lower and swing
out to the side. Fig. %
Raise the door shelf and remove. Fig.
Special features
(not all models)
Vario shelf
Fig. '
To facilitate the storage of tall items (e.g.
cans or bottles), the front part of the
Vario shelf can be taken out and pushed
under the rear part.
Sticker “OK”
(not all models)
The “OK” temperature monitor
can be used to determine temperatures
below +4 °C. Gradually reduce
the temperature if the sticker
does not indicate “OK”.
When the appliance is switched on,
it may take 12 hours until
the temperature is reached.
Correct setting
Switching off and
disconnecting the
Switching the appliance off
Fig. "
Press the main On/Off switch 1 (red
circle becomes visible).
Temperature display goes out. Fridge
and light are switched off.
Disconnecting the appliance
If you do not use the appliance
for a prolonged period:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Pull out mains plug or switch off fuse.
3. Clean the appliance.
4. Leave the appliance door open.
Refrigerator compartment
defrosts fully automatically
While the refrigerating unit is running,
beads of condensation or hoarfrost form
at the back of the refrigerator
compartment. This is quite normal. It
is not necessary to wipe off
the condensation or frost. The rear panel
defrosts automatically. The condensation
runs into the condensation channel,
Fig. #. and is conveyed
to the refrigerating unit where
it evaporates.
Keep the condensation channel
and drainage hole clean, so
that the condensation can run out.
Defrosting the freezer
The freezer compartment
does not defrost automatically, otherwise
the frozen food would start thawing.
A layer of frost in the freezer
compartment impairs
refrigeration of the frozen food
and increases power consumption.
Remove the layer of hoarfrost regularly.
m Caution
Do not scrape off hoarfrost or ice
with a knife or pointed object. You could
damage the refrigerant tubes. Leaking
refrigerant may ignite or cause eye
Proceed as follows:
1. Remove the frozen food and place
temporarily in a cool location.
2. Switch the appliance off.
3. Pull out the mains plug or remove
the fuse.
4. To accelerate the defrosting process,
place a pan of hot water on a trivet in
the freezer compartment.
5. Wipe up condensation with a cloth
or sponge.
6. Wipe dry the freezer compartment.
7. Switch the appliance on again.
8. Put the frozen food back in the freezer
Cleaning the appliance
m Caution
Do not use abrasive, chloride or acidic
cleaning agents or solvents.
Do not use scouring or abrasive
sponges. The metallic surfaces could
Never clean the shelves or containers
in the dishwasher. The parts may
become deformed!
Proceed as follows:
1. Before cleaning: Switch off
the appliance.
2. Pull out the mains plug or switch off
the fuse!
3. Take out the food and store in a cool
location. Place ice pack (if available)
on the food.
4. Wait until the layer of frost has thawed.
5. Clean the appliance with a soft cloth,
lukewarm water and a little pH neutral
washing-up liquid. The rinsing water
must not run into the light or through
the drainage hole into the evaporation
6. Wipe the door seal with clear water
only and then wipe dry thoroughly.
7. After cleaning reconnect and switch
the appliance back on.
8. Put the food back into the appliance.
Interior fittings
All variable parts of the appliance
can be taken out for cleaning.
Take out glass shelves
Fig. %
Lift the glass shelves, pull forwards,
lower and swivel out to the side.
Condensation channel
Fig. #
Regularly clean the condensation
channel and drainage hole with a cotton
bud or similar implement to ensure that
the condensation can drain.
Take out shelves in the door
Fig. &
Lift shelves upwards and take out.
Tips for saving energy
Install the appliance in a dry, well
ventilated room! The appliance should
not be installed in direct sunlight
or near a heat source (e.g. radiator,
If required, use an insulating plate.
Select 560 mm cavity depth.
A smaller cavity depth will result in
a higher energy consumption.
Allow warm food and drinks to cool
down before placing in the appliance.
Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator
compartment and use the low
temperature of the frozen food to cool
refrigerated food.
Open the appliance as briefly as
Regularly defrost the freezer
compartment to remove the layer
of frost.
A layer of hoarfrost will impair
refrigeration of the frozen food
and increase power consumption.
Ensure that the freezer compartment
door is always closed properly.
To avoid increased power
consumption, occasionally clean the
back of the appliance.
The arrangement of the fittings does
not affect the energy rating of the
Operating noises
Quite normal noises
Motors are running (e.g. refrigerating
units, fan).
Bubbling, humming or gurgling noises
Refrigerant is flowing through the tubing.
Motor, switches or solenoid valves are
switching on/off.
Preventing noises
The appliance is not level
Please align the appliance with a spirit
level. If required, place something
Containers or storage areas wobble
or stick
Please check the removable parts
and re-insert them correctly if required.
Bottles or receptacles are touching
each other
Move the bottles or receptacles slightly
away from each other.
Eliminating minor faults yourself
Before you call customer service:
Please check whether you can eliminate the fault yourself based on the following
Customer service will charge you for advice – even if the appliance is still under
Possible cause
Temperature differs greatly
from the set value.
The light does not work.
Remedial action
In some cases it is adequate to switch off
the appliance for 5 minutes.
If the temperature is too high wait a few hours
and check whether the temperature has
approached the set value.
If the temperature is too low check
the temperature again the next day.
The bulb is defective.
Replace bulb. Fig. +/B
Light switch is jammed.
There is a thick layer of frost
in the freezer compartment.
Switch the appliance off.
Pull out mains plug or switch off fuse.
Slide cover forwards and remove.
Change the bulb.
(Replacement bulb: 220-240 V a.c., E14
bulb holder, see defective bulb for
Check whether the light switch can move.
Fig. +/A
Defrosting the freezer compartment (see
chapter Defrosting). Always ensure that the
freezer compartment door is closed properly.
Bottom of the refrigerator
compartment is wet.
The condensation channel
Clean the condensation channel
or drainage hole are blocked. and the drainage hole. See chapter Cleaning
the appliance. Fig. #
The temperature
in the refrigerator
compartment is too cold.
Freezer compartment door is Close the freezer compartment door.
The freezer compartment door engages
Temperature has been set
too low.
Increase the temperature.
Super freezing is switched
Switch off super freezing.
Possible cause
Remedial action
The refrigerating unit
is switching on more
frequently and for longer.
Appliance opened
Do not open the appliance unnecessarily.
The ventilation openings
have been covered.
Remove obstacles.
Temperature display for
the refrigerator
compartment flashes.
Fig. "/3
Appliance opened
Do not open the appliance unnecessarily.
Too much food was placed in Before placing food in the freezer, press the
the compartment.
super button "/2.
The airing and ventilation
openings are blocked.
Appliance has no
refrigeration capacity.
The interior light glows at
a reduced luminosity when
the door is almost closed (or
light switch depressed).
Appliance has been
switched off.
Power failure.
The fuse has been
switched off.
The mains plug has not
been inserted properly.
Ambient temperature is
below 20 °C or super
freezing has been switched
Not a fault!
Customer service
Your local customer service
can be found in the telephone directory
or in the customer-service index. Please
provide customer service
with the appliance product number
(E-Nr.) and production number (FD).
These specifications
can be found on the rating plate. Fig. ,
To prevent unnecessary call-outs, please
assist customer service by quoting
the product and production numbers.
This will save you additional costs.
Remove obstacles.
Press main On/Off switch. Fig. "/1
Check whether the power is on. Check
the fuse.
The interior light goes out again at ambient
temperatures above 20 °C or after super
freezing has been switched off.
Repair order and advice
on faults
Contact information for all countries can
be found on the enclosed customer
service list.
0344 892 8979 Calls charged at local
or mobile rate.
01450 2655
0.03 € per minute at
peak. Off peak
0.0088 € per minute.
800 944 2904 toll-free
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