AEG | SFB58211AF | User manual | Aeg SFB58211AF User Manual

User Manual
1. SAFETY INFORMATION............................................................................................. 2
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................4
3. INSTALLATION............................................................................................................6
4. OPERATION.................................................................................................................7
5. DAILY USE.................................................................................................................... 8
6. HINTS AND TIPS..........................................................................................................9
7. CARE AND CLEANING.............................................................................................10
8. TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 11
9. TECHNICAL DATA.................................................................................................... 14
Thank you for choosing this AEG product. We have created it to give you
impeccable performance for many years, with innovative technologies that help
make life simpler features you might not find on ordinary appliances. Please
spend a few minutes reading to get the very best from it.
Visit our website for:
Get usage advice, brochures, trouble shooter, service information:
Register your product for better service:
Buy Accessories, Consumables and Original spare parts for your appliance:
Always use original spare parts.
When contacting our Authorised Service Centre, ensure that you have the
following data available: Model, PNC, Serial Number.
The information can be found on the rating plate.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
Before the installation and use of the appliance,
carefully read the supplied instructions. The
manufacturer is not responsible for any injuries or
damages that are the result of incorrect installation or
usage. Always keep the instructions in a safe and
accessible location for future reference.
1.1 Children and vulnerable people safety
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards involved.
This appliance may be used by children between 3
and 8 years of age and persons with very extensive
and complex disabilities, if they have been properly
Children of less than 3 years of age should be kept
away unless continuously supervised.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Children shall not carry out cleaning and user
maintenance of the appliance without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children and dispose of
it appropriately.
1.2 General Safety
This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and
other residential type environments
WARNING: Keep ventilation openings, in the
appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
WARNING: Do not use mechanical devices or other
means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING: Do not use electrical appliances inside the
food storage compartments of the appliance, unless
they are of the type recommended by the
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use
neutral detergents. Do not use abrasive products,
abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol
cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its Authorised Service Centre or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
2.1 Installation
Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging and the
transit bolts.
• Do not install or use a damaged
• Follow the installation instructions
supplied with the appliance.
• Always take care when moving the
appliance as it is heavy. Always use
safety gloves and enclosed footwear.
• Make sure the air can circulate around
the appliance.
• At first installation or after reversing
the door wait at least 4 hours before
connecting the appliance to the
power supply. This is to allow the oil
to flow back in the compressor.
• Before carrying out any operations on
the appliance (e.g. reversing the
door), remove the plug from the
power socket.
• Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, ovens or hobs.
• Do not expose the appliance to the
• Do not install the appliance where
there is direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas
that are too humid or too cold.
• When you move the appliance, lift it
by the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
2.2 Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electric
When positioning the
appliance, ensure the supply
cord is not trapped or
Do not use multi-plug
adapters and extension
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the parameters on the
rating plate are compatible with the
electrical ratings of the mains power
• Always use a correctly installed
shockproof socket.
• Make sure not to cause damage to
the electrical components (e.g. mains
plug, mains cable, compressor).
Contact the Authorised Service
Centre or an electrician to change the
electrical components.
• The mains cable must stay below the
level of the mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket only at the end of the
installation. Make sure that there is
access to the mains plug after the
• Do not pull the mains cable to
disconnect the appliance. Always pull
the mains plug.
2.3 Use
Risk of injury, burns, electric
shock or fire.
• Do not change the specification of
this appliance.
• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g.
ice cream makers) in the appliance
unless they are stated applicable by
the manufacturer.
• Be careful not to cause damage to
the refrigerant circuit. It contains
isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with a
high level of environmental
compatibility. This gas is flammable.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant
circuit, make sure that there are no
flames and sources of ignition in the
room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the
plastic parts of the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create
pressure on the drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and
liquid in the appliance.
• Do not put flammable products or
items that are wet with flammable
products in, near or on the appliance.
• Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has
been thawed.
• Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
2.4 Internal lighting
Risk of electric shock.
• The type of lamp used for this
appliance is for household appliances
only. Do not use it for house lighting.
2.5 Care and cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to
the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains
plug from the mains socket.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in the cooling unit. Only a qualified
person must do the maintenance and
the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the
appliance and if necessary, clean it. If
the drain is blocked, defrosted water
collects in the bottom of the
2.6 Service
• To repair the appliance contact an
Authorised Service Centre.
• Use original spare parts only.
2.7 Disposal
Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply.
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children
and pets to be closed inside of the
• The refrigerant circuit and the
insulation materials of this appliance
are ozone-friendly.
• The insulation foam contains
flammable gas. Contact your
municipal authority for information on
how to discard the appliance
• Do not cause damage to the part of
the cooling unit that is near the heat
Refer to Safety chapters.
3.1 Location
Refer to the assembly
instructions for the
To ensure best performance, install the
appliance well away from sources of heat
such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight
etc. Make sure that air can circulate freely
around the back of the cabinet.
3.2 Positioning
Install the appliance in a dry, well
ventilated indoors where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems
might occur for some types
of models when operating
outside of that range. The
correct operation can only
be guaranteed within the
specified temperature
range. If you have any
doubts regarding where to
install the appliance, please
turn to the vendor, to our
customer service or to the
nearest Authorised Service
3.3 Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required
to install this appliance
should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or
competent person.
This appliance must be
The manufacturer declines
any liability should these
safety measures not be
The wires in the mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
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 earth
or coloured green and
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
(E) is secure over the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated
on the appliance rating plate.
5. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp
fuse (B). In the event of having to change
the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp
ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be
A cut off plug inserted into a
13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure
that it is disposed of safely.
4.1 Switching on
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
2. Turn the Temperature regulator
clockwise to a medium setting.
4.2 Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the
temperature regulator to the "O"
4.3 Temperature regulation
The temperature is regulated
1. Turn the Temperature regulator
toward lower settings to obtain the
minimum coldness.
2. Turn the Temperature regulator
toward higher settings to obtain the
maximum coldness.
A medium setting is
generally the most suitable.
However, the exact setting
should be chosen keeping in
mind that the temperature
inside the appliance
depends on:
• room temperature,
• how often the door is
• the quantity of food
• the location of the
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.
Refer to Safety chapters.
5.1 Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen
and deep-frozen food for a long time.
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
Small pieces may even be cooked still
frozen, directly from the freezer: in this
case, cooking will take longer.
5.4 Positioning the door
To permit storage of food packages of
various sizes, the door shelves can be
placed at different heights.
1. Gradually pull the shelf up until it
comes free.
2. Reposition as required.
In this condition, the
refrigerator compartment
temperature might drop
below 0°C. If this occurs
reset the temperature
regulator to a warmer
5.2 Storage of frozen food
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.
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 refrozen (after cooling).
5.3 Thawing
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.
This model is equipped with a
variable storage box which can be
moved sideways.
5.5 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are
equipped with a series of runners so that
the shelves can be positioned as desired.
Do not move the glass shelf
above the vegetable drawer
to ensure correct air
6.1 Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
• A faint gurgling and bubbling sound
from coils sound when refrigerant is
• A whirring and pulsating sound from
the compressor when refrigerant is
• A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic
dilatation (a natural and not
dangerous physical phenomenon).
• A faint click noise from the
temperature regulator when the
compressor switches on or off.
6.2 Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or
leave it open longer than absolutely
6.3 Hints for fresh food
• Do not store warm food or
evaporating liquids in the refrigerator.
• Cover or wrap the food, particularly if
it has a strong flavour.
• Position food so that air can circulate
freely around it.
6.4 Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
• Meat (all types): wrap in a suitable
packaging and place it on the glass
shelf above the vegetable drawer.
Store meat for at most 1-2 days.
• Cooked foods, cold dishes: cover and
place on any shelf.
• Fruit and vegetables: clean
thoroughly and place in a special
drawer. Bananas, potatoes, onions
and garlic must not be kept in the
refrigerator if not packed.
• Butter and cheese: place in a special
airtight container or wrap in an
aluminium foil or a polythene bag to
exclude as much air as possible.
• Bottles: close with a cap and place on
the door bottle shelf, or (if available)
on the bottle rack.
6.5 Hints for freezing
• Freeze only top quality, fresh and
thoroughly cleaned food products.
• For more efficient freezing and
thawing divide food into small
• Wrap the food in aluminium foil or
polythene. Make sure that the
packages are airtight.
• To avoid increase in temperature of
already frozen food, do not place
fresh unfrozen food directly next to it.
• Lean foods store better and longer
than fatty ones. Salt reduces the
storage life of food.
• Do not eat ice cubes, water ices or ice
lollies immediately after taking them
out of the freezer. Risk of frostbites.
• It is advisable to show the freezing
date on each individual pack to
enable you to keep tab of the storage
6.6 Hints for storage of frozen
• Make sure that the commercially
frozen food products were adequately
stored by the retailer.
• Make sure that frozen foodstuffs are
transferred from the food store to the
freezer in the shortest possible time.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates
rapidly and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period
indicated by the food manufacturer.
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 General warnings
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.
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
2. Regularly check the door seals and
wipe them clean to ensure they are
clean and free from debris.
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser
and the compressor at the back of
the appliance with a brush.
This will improve the performance of
the appliance and save electricity
7.4 Cleaning the air channels
1. Remove the plinth (A), then the
ventilation grid (B).
The accessories and parts of
the appliance are not
suitable for washing in a
7.2 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, the interior and all internal
accessories should be washed with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap
to remove the typical smell of a brandnew product, then dried thoroughly.
Do not use detergents,
abrasive powders, chlorine
or oil-based cleaners as they
will damage the finish.
7.3 Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the appliance.
Do not damage the cooling
The equipment has to be cleaned
2. Clean the ventilation grid.
3. Carefully pull the air deflector out (C),
checking that there is no water left
from the defrosting.
4. Clean the lower part of the appliance
with a vacuum cleaner.
7.5 Defrosting of the
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 (F) situated
under the salad drawers to prevent the
water overflowing and dripping onto the
food inside. Use the special cleaner
provided (P), which you will find already
inserted into the drain hole.
7.6 Defrosting of the freezer
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.
About 12 hours prior to
defrosting, set a lower
temperature, in order to
build up sufficient chill
reserve for the interruption
in operation.
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.
Refer to Safety chapters.
1. Switch off the appliance, or pull out
electrical plug from the wall socket.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in
several layers of newspaper and put
it in a cool place.
Do not touch frozen
goods with wet hands.
Hands can freeze to the
3. Leave the door open.
In order to speed up the defrosting
process, place a pot of warm water in
the freezer compartment. In addition,
remove pieces of ice that break away
before defrosting is complete.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry
the interior thoroughly.
5. Switch on the appliance.
After three hours reload the previously
removed food into the freezer
7.7 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from
electricity supply.
2. Remove all food.
3. Defrost (if necessary) and clean the
appliance and all accessories.
4. Clean the appliance and all
5. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
If you want to keep the
appliance switched on, ask
somebody to check it once
in a while to prevent the
food inside from spoiling in
case of a power failure.
8.1 What to do if...
Possible cause
The appliance does not operate.
The appliance is switched
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to the mains socket
Connect the mains plug to
the mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electrical
appliance to the mains socket. Contact a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not suppor- Check if the appliance
ted properly.
stands stable.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the
The compressor operates
Temperature is set incorrect- Refer to "Operation" chaply.
Many food products to be
frozen were put in at the
same time.
Wait a few hours and then
check the temperature
The room temperature is too Refer to climate class chart
on the rating plate.
Food products placed in the Allow food products to cool
appliance were too warm.
to room temperature before
There is too much frost and
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door is not closed correctly or the gasket is deformed/dirty.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The water drainage plug is
not correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage
plug in the correct way.
Food products are not wrap- Wrap the food products betped properly.
Temperature is set incorrect- Refer to "Operation" chaply.
Water flows on the rear plate During the automatic deof the refrigerator.
frosting process, frost melts
on the rear plate.
This is correct.
Possible cause
Water flows into the refriger- The water outlet is clogged.
Food products prevent that
water flows into the water
Clean the water outlet.
Make sure that food products do not touch the rear
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is
Attach the melting water
not connected to the evapo- outlet to the evaporative
rative tray above the comtray.
The temperature in the appliance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is Set a higher/lower temperanot set correctly.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' tempera- Let the food products temture is too high.
perature decrease to room
temperature before storage.
There is too much condensed water on the rear
wall of the refrigerator.
Door does not open easily.
Many food products are
stored at the same time.
Store less food products at
the same time.
The thickness of the frost is
greater than 4-5 mm.
Defrost the appliance.
The door has been opened
Open the door only if necessary.
There is no cold air circulation in the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold
air circulation in the appliance.
Door was opened too frequently.
Open the door only when
Door was not closed completely.
Make sure the door is closed
Stored food was not wrapped.
Wrap food in suitable packaging before storing it in the
You attempted to re-open
the door immediately after
Wait a few seconds between
closing and re-opening of
the door.
If the advice does not lead
to the desired result, call the
nearest Authorized Service
8.2 Replacing the lamp
3. Replace the lamp with the one that
has identical characteristics and is
specifically designed for household
4. Reassemble the lamp cover.
5. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
6. Connect the plug to the mains
7. Open the door.
Make sure that the light switches on.
The appliance is equipped
with a long-life LED interior
It is strongly recommended
to use original spare parts
Use LED bulbs (E14 base)
only. The maximum power is
shown on the lamp unit.
8.3 Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
assembly instructions.
3. If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the Authorised
Service Centre.
Disconnect the plug from
the mains socket.
1. Using a screwdriver, remove the
screw from the lamp cover.
2. Detach the lamp cover in the
direction of the arrows.
9.1 Technical data
Rising time
230 - 240
The technical information is situated in
the rating plate, on the external or
internal side of the appliance and in the
energy label.
Recycle materials with the symbol .
Put the packaging in relevant containers
to recycle it. Help protect the
environment and human health by
recycling waste of electrical and
electronic appliances. Do not dispose of
appliances marked with the symbol
with the household waste. Return the
product to your local recycling facility or
contact your municipal office.
Download PDF