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User manual
Fridge Freezer
Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Subject to change without notice
Safety information
In the interest of your safety and to ensure the correct
use, before installing and first using the appliance, read
this user manual carefully, including its hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it
is important to ensure that all people using the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make sure that
they remain with the appliance if it is moved or sold, so
that everyone using it through its life will be properly informed on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the precautions
of these user's instructions as the manufacturer is not
responsible for damages caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• 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 do
not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is
risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the plug out
of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to
the appliance as you can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to
close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to
replace an older appliance having a spring lock
(latch) on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring
lock unusable before you discard the old appliance.
This will prevent it from becoming a death trap for a
General safety
Caution! Keep ventilation openings clear of
• The appliance is intended for keeping foodstuff and/
or beverages in a normal household as explained in
this instruction booklet.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice
cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within
the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a natural gas
with a high level of environmental compatibility,
which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that none of the components of the
refrigerant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify
this product in any way. Any damage to the cord may
cause a short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
Warning! Any electrical component (power cord,
plug, compressor) must be replaced by a certified
service agent or qualified service personnel.
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not squashed
or damaged by the back of the appliance. A
squashed or damaged power plug may overheat
and cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to the mains plug
of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert
the power plug. There is a risk of electric shock
or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance without the
lamp cover1) of interior lighting.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
• Do not remove nor touch items from the freezer compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct
• Bulb lamps2) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for household appliances use
only. They are not suitable for household room illumination.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly against the air
outlet on the rear wall.3)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been
thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the
frozen food manufacturer's instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations
should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer
compartment as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight
from the appliance.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the drain. If the
drain is blocked, water will collect in the bottom of
the appliance.
Important! For electrical connection carefully follow the
instructions given in specific paragraphs.
• Unpack the appliance and check if there are damages
on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged.
Report possible damages immediately to the place
you bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in
the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be around the appliance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve
sufficient ventilation follow the instructions relevant
to installation.
• Wherever possible the back of the product should be
against a wall to avoid touching or catching warm
parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible
• The appliance must not be located close to radiators
or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the
installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only.4)
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of
the appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare parts must be used.
1) If the lamp cover is foreseen
2) If the lamp is foreseen
3) If the appliance is Frost Free
4) If a water connection is foreseen
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses which
could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall
not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rub-
bish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases:
the appliance shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your local authorities.
Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear
near the heat exchanger. The materials used on this apare recyclable.
pliance marked by the symbol
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to a medium
A medium setting is generally the most suitable.
Temperature regulation
However, the exact setting should be chosen keeping in
mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward lower settings
to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward higher settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
Important! If the ambient temperature is high or the
appliance is fully loaded, and the appliance is set to the
lowest temperatures, it may run continuously causing
frost to form on the rear wall. In this case the dial must
be set to a higher temperature to allow automatic
defrosting and therefore reduced energy consumption.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator
to the "O" position.
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash the
interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water
and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical
smell of a brand-new product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive powders,
as these will damage the finish.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
Place the fresh food to be frozen on the top compartment.
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh
food and storing frozen and deep-frozen food for a long
To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to change the
medium setting.
However, for a faster freezing operation, turn the temperature regulator toward higher settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
Storage of frozen food
Important! In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might drop below 0°C. If this
occurs reset the temperature regulator to a warmer setting.
When first starting-up or after a period out of use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2 hours on the higher settings.
Important! In the event of accidental defrosting, for
example due to a power failure, if the power has been
off for longer than the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under "rising time", the defrosted
food must be consumed quickly or cooked immediately
and then re-frozen (after cooling).
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can be
thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly
from the freezer: in this case, cooking will take longer.
Helpful hints and tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling sound
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or
tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped around and you will hear a whirring sound
and a pulsating noise from the compressor. This is
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous physical phenomenon. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or switches off,
you will hear a faint "click" of the temperature regulator. This is correct.
Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before carrying
out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any pipes and/
or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to clean
the interior as this will damage the surface and leave a
strong odour.
er casing of this appliance is only cleaned with warm water with a little washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the mains
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of
the refrigerator compartment every time the motor compressor stops, during normal use. The defrost water
drains out through a trough into a special container at
the back of the appliance, over the motor compressor,
where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost water
drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator compartment
channel to prevent the water overflowing and dripping
onto the food inside. Use the special cleaner provided,
which you will find already inserted into the drain hole.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at
the back of the appliance with a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This operation will improve the performance of the
appliance and save electricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the cooling system.
Defrosting the freezer
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners contain chemicals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this appliance. For this reason it is recommended that the out-
A certain amount of frost will always form on the freezer
shelves and around the top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions below:
• pull out the plug from the wall socket or switch off
the appliance
• remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of
newspaper and put it in a cool place
• remove the freezer drawers
• put insulating material around the drawers, e.g. blankets or newspapers.
Defrosting can be accelerated by placing bowls with hot
water (not boiling) inside the freezer.
• Loosen the drainage channel from its resting position, push it in according to the illustration and place
it in the bottom freezer drawer where water can collect
• carefully scrape off the ice when it starts to thaw. Use
a wood or a plastic scraper
• when all the ice has melted, clean and wipe the cabinet dry, then put the drainage channel back in place.
• switch on the cabinet and replace the frozen foodstuff.
It is recommended to operate the appliance at the highest position of the thermostatic control for some hours
so that it can reach the sufficient storing temperature as
soon as possible.
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off
frost from the evaporator as you could damage it. Do
not use a mechanical device or any artificial means to
speed up the thawing process other than those
recommended by the manufacturer. A temperature rise
of the frozen food packs, during defrosting, may shorten
their safe storage life.
Technical data
1850 mm
595 mm
648 mm
Rising Time
The technical information are situated in the rating plate
on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.
20 h
Caution! Read the "Safety Information" carefully
for your safety and correct operation of the
appliance before installing the appliance.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability should
these safety measures not be observed.
Install this appliance at a location where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated on
the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
The appliance should be installed well away from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight
etc. Ensure that air can circulate freely around the back
of the cabinet. To ensure best performance, if the appliance is positioned below an overhanging wall unit, the
minimum distance between the top of the cabinet and
the wall unit must be at least 100 mm . Ideally, however, the appliance should not be positioned below overhanging wall units. Accurate levelling is ensured by one
or more adjustable feet at the base of the cabinet.
min.100 mm
Warning! It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance from the mains power supply; the plug
must therefore be easily accessible after installation.
20 mm
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work required to install
this appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
Important! The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
1 Green and Yellow:
3 Brown:
5 Blue:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to the
terminal marked either with the letter “E“ or by the
or coloured green and yellow.
earth symbol
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp 4 is secure over the
outer sheath.
5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same
as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted
2 . In the event of having to change the fuse in the
plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362)
fuse must be used.
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure
that it is disposed of safely.
Rear spacers and levelling
In the bag with the documentation, there are two
spacers which must be fitted as shown in the figure.
Slacken the screws and insert the spacer under the
screw head, then tighten
again the screws.
When placing the appliance ensure that it stands
level. This can be achieved by two adjustable
feet at the bottom in front.
Removing the shelf holders
Your appliance is equipped with shelf retainers that
make it possible to secure the shelves during transportation.
To remove them proceed
as follows:
1. Move the shelf holders in the direction of
the arrow (A).
2. Raise the shelf from
the rear and push it
forward until it is
freed (B).
3. Remove the retainers
Door reversibility
Warning! Before carrying out any operations,
remove the plug from the power socket.
Important! To carry out the following operations, we
suggest that this be made with another person that will
keep a firm hold on the doors of the appliance during
the operations.
m1 m2
m5 m6
• Open the doors. Unscrew the middle hinge
(m2). Remove the plastic spacer (m1).
• Remove the spacer
(m6) and move to the
other side of the hinge
pivot (m5).
• Remove the doors.
• Remove the left-hand
cover pin of the middle
hinge (m3,m4) and
move to the other side.
• Fit the pin of the middle
hinge (m5) into the lefthand hole of the lower
• Unscrew the lower
• Remove the plugs (1)
• Unscrew the upper
hinge (b1)
on the upper side of
hinge pivot and place it
on the opposite side.
• Remove the left-hand
them to the other side. • Fit the upper door on
cover pins (b4) and
move to the other side. • Re-insert the lower
the upper door pivot.
door on the lower hinge • Re-insert the upper
• Re-screw the lower
pivot (b2).
hinge (b1) on the oppodoor on the middle
site side.
• Insert the middle hinge
hinge pivot (m5) slight(m2) into the left drill of
ly tilting both doors.
• Unscrew the lower
hinge pivot (b2) and
• Re-screw the middle
the spacer (b3) and
hinge (m2). Do not forplace them on the oppoget the plastic spacer
site side.
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The edges of the doors run parallel to the side edge
of the appliance.
• The magnetic seal adheres to the cabinet.
• The door opens and closes correctly.
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the
gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the gasket.
In case you do not want to carry out the above mentioned operations, contact the nearest After Sales Service Force. The After Sales Service specialist will carry
out the reversibility of the doors at your cost.
Environmental concerns
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it should be taken to the
appropriate collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local council, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
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