Domoline GS135 User Manual

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Domoline GS135 User Manual | Manualzz
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CONTENTS
Warnings .
Installation .
Positioning
Power connection .
Cleaning the appliance’s interior .
Door reversibility
Use .
Control panel
Starting-up and Temperature Regulation
Quick freezing
Warning light.
Freezing of fresh foods
Storage of commercially frozen food.
Thawing
lce-cube production .
Defrosting.
Maintenance
Periodical cleaning.
|dle periods .
Something not working
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WARNINGS
It is most important that this instruction book
should be retained with the appliance for future
reference. Should the appliance be sold or trans-
ferred to another owner, or should you move house
and leave the appliance, always ensure that the
book is supplied with the appliance in order that
the new owner can be acquainted with the func-
tioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.
These warnings are provided in the interest of
safety. You must read them carefully before
installing or using the appliance.
= This appliance is designed to be operated by
adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper
with the controls or play with the appliance.
=" Any electrical work required to instal! this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
® This appliance should be serviced by an authorized
Service Centre, and only genuine spare parts
should be used.
m |t is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify
this appliance in any way.
m Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance
does not stand on the electrical supply cable.
m The domestic refrigerators and freezers are designed
to be used specifically for the storage of edible food-
stuffs only.
@ Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been
thawed out.
=» Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
# There are working parts in this appliance which heat
up. Always ensure that there is adequate ventilation
as a failure to do this will result in component failure
and possible food loss. See installation instruc-
tions.
® Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Wher-
ever possible the back of the appliance should be
against a wall.
= Before any cleaning or maintenance work is carried
out, be sure to switch off and unplug the appliance.
= |f the appliance is transported horizontally, it is
possible that the oil contained in the compressor
flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is advisable to wait
at least two hours before connecting the appliance
to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
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The inner lining of the appliance consists of chan-
nels through which the refrigerant passes. If these
should be punctured this would damage the appli-
ance beyond repair and cause food loss. DO NOT
USE SHARP INSTRUMENTS to scrape off frost or
ice. Frost may be removed by using the scraper
provided. Under no circumstances should solid ice
be forced off the liner. Solid ice should be allowed
to thaw when defrosting the appliance. See defrost
Instructions.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage
to the appliance.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or more
serious malfunctioning. Refer to your local Service
Centre, and always insist on genuine spare parts.
This appliance does not contain gasses which
could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrig-
erant circuit or insulation materials; it must never-
theless be disposed off in a proper manner, in
accordance with regulations for protection of the
environment.
INSTALLATION
If this model, equipped with a magnetic door lock,
replaces an old appliance with a catch, ensure that
the latter cannot be used before discarding it to
prevent children being trapped inside.
Positioning
The appliance should be installed well away from
sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sun-
light etc.; best performance is obtained with ambient
temperature from +16°C to +32°C (class N) or from
+10°C to +32°C (class SN).
The class of your appliance is shown on its rating
plate.
Ensure that air can circulate freely around the back of
the cabinet.
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
(Fig. 1-A).
Ideally, however, the appliance should not be posi-
tioned below overhanging wall units (Fig. 1-B).
Accurate levelling is obtained by regulating the adjust-
able feet at the base of the cabinet.
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Power connection
Before plugging in the appliance to the mains socket,
check that the voltage and frequency indicated on the
appliance’s rating plate are the same as those provid-
ed by your home power supply.
A 6% fluctuation above or below rated voltage is ac-
ceptable.
For operation using different voltages you should use
an autotransformer of suitable capacity.
The appliance MUST be connected to an efficient
earth or ground tap.
The supply-lead plug in fact incorporates a special
earth or ground contact for this purpose.
If by any chance the sockets of your domestic wiring
system are not earthed, the appliance must be con-
nected to a separate earth or ground wire by a quali-
fied electrician, in accordance with existing safety reg-
ulations.
The manufacturer declines to accept any liability if
this accident-prevention procedure is not fol-
lowed.
This appliance complies with EEC directive
number 87/308 of 2/6/87 relative to radio interference
suppression.
Cleaning the appliance’s interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash all
internal parts with lukewarm water and neutral soap
so as to remove the typical «new» smell and then dry
thoroughiy.
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders as these
will damage the finish.
Door reversibility
Before carrying out the operations described below,
pull out the mains plug from the wall socket.
Proceed as follows:
Remove bottom hinge (5).
Remove door (4).
Unscrew pin (2) from the top hinge (1) and refit it on
the opposite side.
Unscrew part (6) and refit it on the opposite side.
Refit the door and the bottom hinge on the opposite
side.
Remove handle (3) and refit it on the opposite side.
The unused holes are masked by plastic plugs which
must be removed and refitted on the opposite side.
Fig. 2
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The freezer is marked with the symbol, which means that the compartment is suitable for freezing fresh
food and for long-term storage of frozen food.
Control panel (Fig. 3)
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Fig. 3
A. NORMAL/SUPER switch
B. «SUPER» operating pilot lamp
C. Operating pilot lamp
D. Warning lamp
E. Temperature adjustment knob
Starting-up and Temperature Regulation
Insert the plug into the wall socket, the pilot light (C)
will light up to show that the appliance is working.
Turn knob (E) beyond the «O» position.
To safely store frozen and deep-frozen foods, the in-
ner temperature of the freezer must be at least -18°C
or colder.
Therefore, we suggest you turn the knob (E) to a medi-
um setting.
The temperature inside the freezer is automatically ad-
justed to ensure safe storage of the food.
However if the appliance works in unfavourable room
conditions such as poor ventilation, high ambient tem-
perature and frequent door openings, it might be nec-
essary to select a more suitable setting.
Turn knob (E) to the higher numbers to obtain lower
temperatures and, conversely, to the lower numbers if
a less cold temperature is required.
Freezer operation can be halted by turning knob (E) to
position «O».
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Quick freezing
Slide switch (A) towards the left to position «S» («SU-
PER»).
The pilot lamp (B) will then light up.
Warning light (D)
This light warns when the temperature inside the
freezer compartment has increased so much as to
jeopardize the preservation of food in the compart-
ment.
When the appliance is switched on for the first time or
when food is placed in the compartment for freezing,
this light remains on until the temperature has reached
the level required for correct storage.
Freezing of fresh foods
To quick-freeze foods when the appliance has not
been in use, switch on the freezer and let it run on the
quick-freeze setting for at least three hours before
putting the food to be frozen in the compartment.
If instead the appliance is already in operation, it
should run on the quick-freeze setting for at least 24
hours before the foods are put in the freezer. Once the
foods have been placed in the freezer, the freezing op-
eration can be considered to be complete 24 hours
later.
Once freezing is complete, the freezer should be reset
for normal storage use.
Food to be frozen has to be placed in the top com-
partment.
The maximum amount of food which is freezable in 24
hours is indicated on the rating plate. This is to be
found on the bottom left-hand side.
You should never freeze all at once a greater quan-
tity of foods than the maximum indicated on the
appliance’s rating plate.
To help you get the best out of the freezing process,
here are a few hints:
Freeze only good-quality, fresh and well-cleaned
foods.
Split them into small portions to speed up freezing
and avoid having to thaw more food than you require.
It is in fact important to remember that once the foods
have thawed out, they deteriorate fast.
Another point to remember is that lean foods keep
better and longer than fatty foods. Salt too reduces
storage time.
Wrap the foods in foil or polythene film, ensuring that
the wrapping adheres closely to the food and is well
sealed.
In this way, by avoiding contact with air, the colour fla-
vour and nutritional value of the foods remain intact.
During the freezing process, do not add further foods
for freezing and do not open the freezer door.
The foods for freezing should not be placed in contact
with already frozen foods, but put in the special freez-
ing compartment. This will stop the temperature of al-
ready frozen foods from rising.
Never put fizzy drinks in the freezer as they might well
burst.
In addition, never put hot foods or liquids in the freez-
er compartment and take care not to fill recipients up
to the brim if they are covered with a lid.
It is a good idea to mark the packs with the date on
which freezing started so that you can keep a check
on storage periods.
On the rear of the door you will find a list of foods fol-
lowed by a number. These numbers indicate the maxi-
mum period of time for which the food in question
may be conserved (in months).
On the top of the drawers there are labels where to
mark the freezing date (it is advisable to use a pencil
to write on them).
Important
If accidental thawing occurs — due to a power cut for
example — the foods must be used up very quickly or
else cooked immediately and refrozen. If, however, the
power failure is relatively brief (from 6 to 8 hours) and
the freezer compartment is packed full, the frozen
foods will not suffer any damage.
Storage of commercially frozen food
To get the best out of your freezer, in the case of stor-
age of commercially frozen food you should ensure
that:
the products have been correctly stored by the retail-
er;
that there is only a very short time between when you
purchase the products and when you put them in the
freezer;
you do not store products for longer than the time
specified by the food manufacturer.
In addition, if the freezer has been out of use for some
time, before putting the products in the compartment
let the freezer run for at least two hours on the quick-
freeze (SUPER) setting. After this, reset the freezer for
normal storage use.
Avoid opening the door too frequently and when you
do open it, leave it open only for as long as is strictly
necessary.
A word of warning about ice lollies: they should not be
eaten straight out of the freezer as this might cause
cold burns.
Thawing
Before being used, deep-frozen and frozen food can
be thawed out either in the refrigerator or at room tem-
perature, depending on the time available for this op-
eration.
Small pieces of food, such as hamburgers, cutlets
chips, and fish fingers, for example, can be cooked
straight out of the freezer, without any intermediate
thawing operation.
Clearly, cooking time will be marginally longer than in
the case of thawed food.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with trays for the produc-
tion of ice-cubes.
Fill these trays with water to 3/4 of their height, then
put them in the freezer compartment.
The ice-cubes may be shaken out from the trays by
simply twisting; do not use metallic instruments to re-
move the trays from the freezer.
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Defrosting
Frost should be removed with the special plastic
scraper provided, whenever the thickness exceeds 4
mm. During this operation it is not necessary to cut-off
the power or to remove the food from the freezer.
Do not use metal tools to remove frost so as to
avoid seriously damaging the appliance.
If a thick layer of ice is formed it will be necessary to
carry out complete defrosting as following:
set the knob (E) to «O» position or unplug the appli-
ance from the mains socket;
wrap frozen food in several layers of newspaper and
place the food packages in a cool place;
leave the door open. Introduce the plastic scraper in
the appropriate seating at the bottom center, as
shown in Fig. 4, place underneath a basin to collect
the defrost water.
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When defrosting is completed dry the interior thor-
oughly.
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat knob (E) to the desired position or
replace the plug in the socket. After letting the appli-
ance to run for two or three hours on the quick-freeze
setting, it is ready again for storing frozen food.
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Unplug the appliance before carrying out any
maintenance operation.
Periodical cleaning
Wash the interior of the appliance with lukewarm wa-
ter and sodium bicarbonate.
Clean cabinet outer surfaces with a silicone-wax
spray.
The condenser and compressor should be cleaned
using a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This latter opera-
tion will maintain the appliance’s excellent standards
of performance and save energy.
If the appliance is not functioning properly check that:
the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains
power switch is on;
there is no power failure; the control knob is in the
right position.
Idle periods
During periods when the appliance is not used, you
should take the following precautions:
remove the plug from the wall socket;
remove all food from the appliance;
defrost and clean the interior and all accessories:
leave the door slightly open, thus letting air circulate
and preventing the formation of mould and unpleasant
smells.
Furthermore:
if the appliance seems too noisy check that the sides
are not touching furniture that can transmit or amplify
a noise or a vibration. Also, check that the piping of
the refrigerant system does not vibrate.
If the fault persists after carrying out the above
checks, call your nearest Service Centre.
For quick service it is important when telephoning
to give the number of the model and the serial
number, both of which can be found on the serial
number plate inside at the bottom left of the appli-
ance.
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