Electrolux EJ2801AOW2 User manual

Electrolux EJ2801AOW2 User manual
Fridge Freezer
User Manual
1. SAFETY INFORMATION....................................................................................2
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................................................................................4
3. OPERATION.......................................................................................................5
4. FIRST USE......................................................................................................... 6
5. DAILY USE......................................................................................................... 6
6. HINTS AND TIPS............................................................................................... 8
7. CARE AND CLEANING......................................................................................9
8. TROUBLESHOOTING......................................................................................10
9. INSTALLATION................................................................................................ 13
10. TECHNICAL INFORMATION......................................................................... 13
Thank you for purchasing an Electrolux appliance. You’ve chosen a product that
brings with it decades of professional experience and innovation. Ingenious and
stylish, it has been designed with you in mind. So whenever you use it, you can
be safe in the knowledge that you’ll get great results every time.
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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 if an incorrect installation and use causes
injuries and damages. Always keep the instructions with
the appliance 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 use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children.
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
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
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 service agent 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.
Do not install or use a damaged
Obey the installation instruction
supplied with the appliance.
Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always
wear safety gloves.
Make sure the air can circulate
around the appliance.
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.
Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
The rear of the appliance must stand
against the wall.
Do not install the appliance where
there is direct sunlight.
Do not install this appliance in areas
that are too humid or too colds, such
as the construction appendices,
garages or wine cellars.
When you move the appliance, lift it
by the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
2.2 Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical
The appliance must be earthed.
All electrical connections should be
made by a qualified electrician.
Make sure that the electrical
information on the rating plate agrees
with the power supply. If not, contact
an electrician.
Always use a correctly installed
shockproof socket.
Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
Make sure not to cause damage to
the electrical components (e.g. mains
plug, mains cable, compressor).
Contact the Service 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,
electrical shock or fire.
Do not change the specification of this
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 light
The type of lamp used for this
appliance is not suitable for
household room illumination
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.
2.6 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
3.1 Switching on
Insert the electrical plug into a wall
Turn the temperature regulator clockwise
to a medium setting.
3.2 Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the
temperature regulator to the "O" position.
3.3 Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically
To operate the appliance, proceed as
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
turn the Temperature regulator
towards lower settings to obtain the
minimum coldness.
turn the Temperature regulator
towards 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 lid is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
If the ambient temperature is
high or the appliance is fully
loaded, and the appliance is
set to the lowest
temperature, 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.
4.1 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 or
abrasive powders, as these
will damage the finish.
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
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.
Small pieces may even be cooked still
frozen, directly from the freezer: in this
case, cooking will take longer.
5.4 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the
shelves can be positioned as desired.
5.6 Temperature indicator
To assist you in controlling your
appliance correctly we have fitted a
temperature indicator to your refrigerator.
The symbol at the side indicates the
coldest area in the refrigerator.
The coldest area goes from the glass
shelf of the fruit and vegetable drawer to
the symbol or to the shelf positioned at
the same height of the symbol.
For proper storage of the food, ensure
that the temperature indicator is
displaying the “OK” message.
Correct temperature
5.5 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 in the
direction of the arrows until it comes
2. Reposition as required.
If “OK” is not displayed adjust the
temperature controller to a colder setting
and wait 12 hours before checking the
temperature indicator again.
Thermostat requires adjustment
After putting fresh food into the appliance
or after opening the door repeatedly for a
long period, it is normal for the “OK”
message to disappear.
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
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
If the ambient temperature is high and
the Temperature Regulator is set to
low temperature and the appliance is
fully loaded, the compressor may run
continuously, causing frost or ice on
the evaporator. If this happens, set
the Temperature Regulator toward
warmer settings to allow automatic
defrosting and so a saving in
electricity consumption.
6.3 Hints for fresh food
6.5 Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the
freezing process, here are some
important hints:
the maximum quantity of food which
can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on
the rating plate;
the freezing process takes 24 hours.
No further food to be frozen should be
added during this period;
freeze only top quality, fresh and
thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
prepare food in small portions to
enable it to be rapidly and completely
frozen and to make it possible
subsequently to thaw only the quantity
wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the
packages are airtight;
do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to
touch food which is already frozen,
thus avoiding a rise in temperature of
the latter;
lean foods store better and longer
than fatty ones; salt reduces the
storage life of food;
To obtain the best performance:
do not store warm food or evaporating
liquids in the refrigerator
do 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 polythene
bags and place on the glass shelf
above the vegetable drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one
or two days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..:
these should be covered and may be
placed on any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the
special drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be
placed in special airtight containers or
wrapped in aluminium foil or
polythene bags to exclude as much
air as possible.
Bottles: these need a cap and should
be stored on the door bottle shelf, or
(if equipped) on the bottle rack.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic,
if not packed, must not be kept in the
water ices, if consumed immediately
after removal from the freezer
compartment, can possibly cause the
skin to be freeze burnt;
it is advisable to show the freezing in
date on each individual pack to
enable you to keep tab of the storage
6.6 Hints for storage of frozen
be sure that frozen foodstuffs are
transferred from the foodstore to the
freezer in the shortest possible time;
not open the door frequently or leave
it open longer than absolutely
once defrosted, food deteriorates
rapidly and cannot be refrozen;
do not exceed the storage period
indicated by the food manufacturer.
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
make sure that the commercially
frozen foodstuffs were adequately
stored by the retailer;
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.
The accessories and parts of
the appliance are not
suitable for washing in a
7.2 Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or damage
any pipes and/or cables
inside the cabinet.
Take care of not to damage
the cooling system.
When moving the cabinet, lift
it by the front edge to avoid
scratching the floor.
The equipment has to be cleaned
1. Clean the inside and accessories
with lukewarm water and some
neutral soap.
2. Regularly check the door seals and
wipe 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 operation will improve the
performance of the appliance and
save electricity consumption.
7.3 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 in the middle of
the refrigerator compartment channel to
prevent the water overflowing and
dripping onto the food inside.
7.4 Defrosting 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.
Refer to Safety chapters.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
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
7.5 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. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept 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
The appliance is switched
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not con‐ Connect the mains plug to
nected to the mains socket the mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electri‐
cal appliance to the mains
socket. Contact a qualified
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not sup‐
ported properly.
Check if the appliance
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
Temperature is set incor‐
Refer to "Operation" chap‐
Many food products to be
frozen were put in at the
same time.
Wait some hours and then
check the temperature
The room temperature is
too high.
Refer to climate class chart
on the rating plate.
Food products placed in
the appliance were too
Allow food products to cool
to room temperature be‐
fore storing.
The compressor operates
The door is not closed cor‐ Refer to "Closing the door".
There is too much frost
and ice.
Water flows into the refrig‐
The door is not closed cor‐ Refer to "Closing the door".
rectly or the gasket is de‐
The water drainage plug is
not correctly positioned.
Position the water drain‐
age plug in the correct
Food products are not
wrapped properly.
Wrap the food products
Temperature is set incor‐
Refer to "Operation" chap‐
The water outlet is clog‐
Clean the water outlet.
Possible cause
Food products prevent that Make sure that food prod‐
water flows into the water
ucts do not touch the rear
The temperature in the ap‐ The temperature regulator
pliance is too low/too high. is not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temper‐
The door is not closed cor‐ Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' temper‐ Let the food products tem‐
ature is too high.
perature decrease to room
temperature before stor‐
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 nec‐
There is no cold air circula‐ Make sure that there is
tion in the appliance.
cold air circulation in the
If the advice does not lead to
the desired result, call the
nearest brand-mark service.
8.2 Replacing the lamp
Disconnect the plug from the mains
1. Remove the screw from the lamp
2. Remove the lamp cover (refer to the
3. Replace the used lamp with a new
lamp of the same power and
specifically designed for household
appliances (the maximum power is
shown on the lamp cover).
4. Install 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 comes on.
8.3 Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer
to "Installation".
3. If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the After Sales
9.2 Location
Refer to Safety chapters.
Refer to the assembly
instructions for the
9.1 Positioning
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
9.3 Electrical connection
Climate Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
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.
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
Service Centre
Before plugging in, ensure that the
voltage and frequency shown on the
rating plate correspond to your
domestic power supply.
The appliance must be earthed. The
power supply cable plug is provided
with a contact for this purpose. If the
domestic power supply socket is not
earthed, connect the appliance to a
separate earth in compliance with
current regulations, consulting a
qualified electrician.
The manufacturer declines all
responsibility if the above safety
precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with the
E.E.C. Directives.
10.1 Technical data
Rising time
230 - 240
The technical information are situated in
the rating plate, on the external or
internal side of the appliance and in the
energy label.
Recycle the materials with the symbol
. Put the packaging in applicable
containers to recycle it. Help protect the
environment and human health and to
recycle waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose appliances
marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to
your local recycling facility or contact
your municipal office.
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