AEG AG78850-4I User manual

AEG AG78850-4I User manual
ARCTIS
G 78850-4 i
Freezer
Operating Instructions
PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION
Dear customer,
Before switching on your new appliance please read these operating
instructions carefully. They contain important information for safe use,
for installation and for care of the appliance.
Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass
them on to possible new owners of the appliance.
These operating instructions are for use with several technically comparable models with varying accessories. Please observe the notes
which apply to your model.
Notes which are important for your safety or for the proper
functioning of the appliance are stressed with a warning triangle and/
or with signal words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!). Please observe
the following carefully.
1. This symbol guides you step by step in the operation of the appliance.
2. .....
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Supplementary information regarding operation and practical
applications of the appliance appear after this symbol.
Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "What to do if ...". If
these instructions should not be sufficient, contact your local Service
Force Centre.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly...
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Appliance Packaging Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Disposal of Old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Remove Transport Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Your Freezer Needs Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Building-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
View of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Ice Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Prior to Initial Start–Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Operating and Indicator Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Warning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Starting Up and Temperature Regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Switching Off the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Freezing and Storing Frozen Food. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Storage Goods Symbol/Freezing Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Magnetic Door Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Energy Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Noises During Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Technical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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Important Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure
you fully understand them before installing or using the appliance.
Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about the
meaning of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department
for assistance.
Intended use
• The freezer is intended for use in the home. It is suitable for freezing
of fresh food and storing frozen food, as well as for making ice. If
the appliance is used for purposes other than those intended or used
incorrectly, no liability can be accepted by the manufacturer for any
damage that may be caused.
• Alterations or changes to the freezer are not permitted for reasons
of safety.
• If you use the freezer in a commercial environment or for purposes
other than the freezing or frozen storage of foods, the manufacturer
accepts no liability for any damages which may occur.
Prior to initial start–up
• Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no circumstance
should a damaged appliance be plugged in. In the event of damage,
please contact your supplier.
• Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply
cable. Important: if the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced
by a cable available from the manufacturer or your local Service
Force Centre.
Refrigerant
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.
Safety of children
• Packaging (e.g. wraps, polystyrene) can be dangerous for children.
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Important Safety Instructions
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material away from
children!
• Please make old appliances unusable prior to disposal. Pull out the
mains plug, cut off the mains cable, break or remove spring or bolt
catches, if fitted. By doing this you ensure that children cannot lock
themselves in the appliance when playing (there is risk of suffocation!) or get themselves into other dangerous situations.
• Often children cannot recognise the hazards present in household
appliances. It is therefore important that you ensure adequate supervision and never let children play with the appliance!
Daily Operation
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low temperatures. There is a risk of an explosion! Do not store any containers
with flammable materials such as spray cans, fire extinguisher refill
cartridges etc in the refrigerator/freezer.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst
when the contents freeze, high carbonate content drinks can even
explode! Never store lemonade, juices, beer, wine, sparkling wine etc.
in the freezer. Exception: high alcohol content spirits can be stored
in the freezer.
• Do not put ice creams or ice cubes in the mouth immediately after
removal from the freezer. Very cold ice can freeze to the lips or
tongue and cause injury.
• Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could stick to
the food causing skin abrasions.
• Warning - Do not operate any electrical appliances in the refrigerator and/or freezer (e.g. electric ice cream makers, mixers etc.).
• Warning - In order not to impair the function of the appliance,
never cover or obstruct the ventilation openings.
• Warning - Do not damage the cooling circuit.
• Warning - Do not use any mechanical devices or other artificial
means to speed up defrosting unless they are recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Before cleaning the appliance, always switch off the appliance and
unplug it, or disconnect from the electricity supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
In case of malfunction
• If a malfunction occurs on the appliance, please look first in the
"What to do if ..." section of these instructions. If the information
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given there does not help, please do not perform any further repairs
yourself.
• This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Force
Centre.
Disposal
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally sound! They can be disposed of or
burned at an incinerating plant without danger.
About the materials: The plastics can be recycled and are identified as
follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the
interior.
>PS< for polystyrene foam, e.g. the pads, which are all free of chlorofluorocarbon.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper and should be disposed
of at a waste-paper recycling collection location.
Disposal of Old Appliances
For environmental reasons, refrigeration appliances must be disposed
of properly. This applies to your old appliance, and - at the end of its
service life - for your new appliance as well.
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Warning! Before disposing of old appliances make them inoperable.
Remove plug from mains, sever the power cable, remove or destroy
any snap or latch closures. This ensures that children do not lock
themselves inside the appliance (danger of suffocation!) or place
themselves into other life-endangering situations.
Disposal:
• The appliance may not be disposed of with domestic waste or bulky
refuse.
• The refrigerant circuit, especially the heat exchanger at the back of
the appliance, must not be damaged.
• Information concerning collection schedules or locations can be
obtained from your local Council or Environmental Health Office.
Remove Transport Packaging
The appliance and the interior fittings are protected for transport.
1. Pull off the adhesive tape on the left and right side of the door.
2. Remove all adhesive tape and packing pieces from the interior of the
appliance.
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Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be set up in a well ventilated, dry room.
Energy use and efficient performance of the appliance is affected by
the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore
– not be exposed to direct sunlight;
– not be installed next to radiators or other sources of heat;
– only be installed at a location whose ambient temperature
corresponds to the climate classification, for which the appliance is
designed.
The climate classification can be found on the serial plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
Climate classification
for an ambient temperature of
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+18 to +38 °C
T
+18 to +43 °C
Installation directly under a hob is not allowed. The temperatures of
the hob, which in part are quite high, may damage the appliance.
If a hob is installed near the appliance, the corresponding installation
and safety instructions must be adhered to. Considering the numerous
installation conditions which are possible, there is no way of providing
detailed information here.
It is necessary to avoid overheating of the refrigerator by maintaining
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Installation
adequate distances from heat sources and by the use of a suitable
thermal insulation plate. Proper ventilation of the appliance must also
be ensured.
Your Freezer Needs Air
Integratable models (i-appliances)
The integrated door of the furniture cabinet largely seals the installation recess.
i-appliances must therefore be provided
with ventilation by having an opening in
the furniture plinth. The warmed air must
be able to be exhausted upwards through
the air shaft on the furniture back. The
ventilation cross-sections should be at least
200 cm2.
min. 200 cm2
50
min. 200 cm2
Warning - To ensure the appliance functions correctly, never cover or
obstruct the ventilation openings.
Building-in
Please check whether, after installing your appliance and especially
after reversing the door, the door seal seals right round. A badly fitting
door seal may lead to heavy frosting and thereby to a higher power
consumption (see also „What to do if...“).
Dimensions of the recess
Height of housing 880 mm
Depth of housing 550 mm
Width of housing 560 mm
It is necessary that the cabinet
has a ventilation recess (at least
200 cm2).
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Installation
appliance’s door has been locked in
☞1. The
position for transport by means of pins on
A
both sides. According to the door opening
direction, remove relevant pins at the top
and at the bottom.
B
2. Press in the joint covers between the
appliance and the kitchen furniture.
D765
3. Push the appliance into the housing until
stop strip (A) touches the kitchen unit.
1
2
4. Open the door and push the appliance
against the side of kitchen furniture
opposite to that of the appliance hinges.
Fasten the appliance with 4 screws (I)
provided in the kit included with the
appliance.
I
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Installation
5. Snap vent grill (B) and hinge cover (E)
into position.
Apply blanking covers (C-D) as
indicated.
D
C
E
B
6. Separate parts A, B, C, D as shown in
the figure.
B
A
C
D
50mm
7. Place guide (A) on the inside part of the
furniture door, upper and lower positions as shown in the figure and mark
the position of external holes. After having drilled holes, fix the guide with the
screws supplied.
A
20m
m
8. Fix cover (C) on guide (A) until it clips
into place.
A
C
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9. Open the appliance door and the furniture door at 90°. Insert the small square
(B) into guide (A). Put together the
appliance door and the furniture door
and mark the holes as indicated in the
figure.
Remove the squares and drill holes with
Ø 2 mm at 8 mm from the outer edge
of the door. Place the small square on
the guide again and fix it with the
screws supplied.
8mm
A
B
10. Should the alignment of the furniture
door be necessary, use the clearance of
slots.
At the end of this procedure, it is necessary to check if the door of the furniture
closes properly.
11. Fix cover (D) on guide (B) until it clips into
place.
B
D
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Installation
Power Supply
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A correctly installed, earthed socket is required for the electrical supply. The supply must have a fuse rating of at least 13 Amps. If the
socket is not accessible once the appliance is built in, the electrical
installation must include suitable means of isolating the appliance
from the mains (e.g. a fused spur).
Before initial start-up, refer to the appliance rating plate to ascertain
if supply voltage and current values correspond with those of the
mains at the installation location.
e.g.: AC 220 ... 240 V 50 Hz or
220 ... 240 V ~50 Hz
(i.e. 220 to 240 volts alternating current, 50 Hertz)
The rating plate is inside the appliance on the left.
The mains cable may only be changed by a qualified electrician or
competent person. If your appliance needs repairing, please contact
your local Service Force Centre.
Installation
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
13 AMP
WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The rating plate is
inside, on the left.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In the event of
having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA
approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
GREEN & YELLOW
Important
13 AMP. FUSE
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow: Earth
Blue:
Neutral
Brown:
Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead
BROWN
of this appliance may not correspond with
BLUE
CORD CLAMP
the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1.The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter “E” or by the earth symbol or coloured
green and yellow.
2.The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “N” or
coloured black.
3.The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
“L” or coloured red.
4.Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.
Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
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Description of the Appliance
View of the Appliance
➀
➁
➂
➅
➃
➄
➆
1 = Control panel
2 = Drawer (for storing frozen food and freezing fresh produce)
3 = Drawer (for storing frozen food and freezing fresh produce)
4 = Drawer (for storing frozen food only)
5 = Drawer (for storing frozen food only)
6 = Temperature display
7 = Rating plate
The freezer has stops to prevent the drawers from falling out when
fully extended.
To remove the drawers (e.g. for cleaning purposes), pull them out as far
as the stops, lift and extract.
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Ice Pack
There is an ice pack in one drawer of the freezer.
Refer to the section “Prior to Initial Start–Up” concerning freezing of
the ice pack.
In the event of a power failure or malfunction, the ice pack will
lengthen the amount of time it takes for the frozen food to defrost by
several hours.
The ice pack can only fulfil this task if it is placed in the uppermost
drawer, at the front, above the frozen food.
You can use the ice pack for cooling cold bags.
Prior to Initial Start–Up
clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
☞1. Please
start-up (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
2. Remove the ice pack from the appliance.
3. Only put the ice pack to freeze in the top drawer after the optimum
storage temperature of –18°C has been reached.
4. Re-freeze thawed ice pack in the same way, e. g. after cleaning the
appliance.
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Operating and Indicator Panel
Important! Only use the appliance when built-in!
➀ ➁➂➃ ➄
1
2
3
4
5
6
➅
Fast freeze button, also used to switch off the warning tone
Fast freeze light (yellow)
Warning light (red)
Pilot light (green)
ON/OFF switch
Thermostat control knob
The appliance can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
switch (5). When the green pilot light (4) is illuminated this shows
that the appliance is on.
A coin in needed to turn the thermostat control knob (6). This makes
it more difficult to change the temperature setting accidentally (child
protection).
The green pilot light (4), which comes on when the appliance is
switched on and the mains voltage is available. In this switch position,
the refrigerating unit operates automatically.
The thermostat control knob (6) can be used for the variable setting
of the storage temperature for your frozen food.
The optimum storage conditions occur at
-18°C and can be checked at the thermometer (fig.).
The fast-freeze button (1) with its yellow
pilot light (2). The yellow pilot light comes
on when the switch (1) has been operated. The refrigerating unit then
operates continuously.
The red temperature warning light (3) comes on when:
– the appliance has been started up but the storage temperature has
not yet been reached;
– the minimum storage temperature is no longer being maintained
(fault);
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Operating and indicator panel
– excessive amounts of fresh food are placed inside; or
– if the appliance door is open for too long.
Important note: if you operate the fast freeze button or adjust the
temperature control knob, your appliance’s refrigeration motor may
not start immediately, but does after some time. This does not mean
that your appliance has a fault.
After adjusting the temperature, leave the appliance to set temperature and allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilise before making
further changes.
the thermostat control knob to the desired setting with the aid of
☞1. Turn
a coin.
2. The compressor starts and then runs automatically. The green pilot
light illuminates.
Important! Wait until the freezer compartment has reached a temperature of -18°C, or the red warning light has gone out, before storing
frozen food.
Warning System
The warning system comprises of an optical warning light (red) and an
acoustic warning tone. The red warning light and the warning tone
signal an alarm if the temperature in the freezer compartment is too
warm.
Temperature Warning
The red warning light illuminates and the warning tone sounds if the
temperature in the freezer compartment is warmer than -12°C.
An increase in the temperature in the freezer compartment may be
caused by
- frequent or extended opening of the door;
- storing large quantities of warm food;
- a high ambient temperature;
- a malfunction in the cooling system.
1. Switch off the warning tone by pressing the fast freeze button. The
yellow fast freeze light illuminates. The red warning light remains illuminated until the required temperature has been reached again.
2. After the storage temperature has been reached, press the fast freeze
button again to switch off the fast freeze function. The yellow light
goes out.
Note: when the appliance is switched on for the first time, the warning light and the warning tone signal an alarm because the necessary
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storage temperature in the freezer compartment has not yet been
reached.
Starting Up and Temperature Regulation
☞1. Switch the appliance on by pressing the ON/OFF switch (5).
2. Turn the thermostat control knob (6) in the direction of “1”.
The green light (4) and the red light (3) come on, the audible warning
sounds (if fitted), and the refrigeration motor starts up.
3. Additionally operate the fast-freeze switch (1).
The yellow pilot light (2) comes on, the audible warning switches off,
and the freezer motor runs continuously.
3. Only when the red light (3) has gone out should you reset the fastfreeze switch (1). The yellow light (2) goes out and the audible warning
mode is activated again.
The temperature regulator (6) can be used to set the required storage
temperature, -18°C or colder.
Setting “1” means:
highest, warmest internal temperature
Setting “4” means:
lowest, coldest internal temperature
Recommended regulator setting:
1.5 to 2.
Important: Regularly check on the red temperature pilot light (3) and
the thermometer that the required storage temperature is being maintained.
Switching Off the Appliance
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To switch off the appliance, turn the thermostat control knob to position "0" and press the ON/OFF switch.
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
1. Remove all deep-frozen packages as well as ice-trays.
2. Switch off the appliance by turning the temperature regulator to position "0" or pressing the ON/OFF switch.
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3. Remove the mains plug or switch off or disconnect from the electricity
supply.
4. Defrost freezer and clean thoroughly (see section: “Defrosting and
Cleaning”).
5. Leave the door open to avoid the build up of odours.
Freezing and Storing Frozen Food
You can use your freezer for freezing fresh food yourself.
Important!
• The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –18°C or colder before freezing food.
• Please observe the freezing capacity given on the rating plate. The
freezing capacity is the maximum quantity of fresh food that can be
frozen within a period of 24 hours. If you wish to freeze food several
days in a row, please observe a maximum capacity of only 2/3 to 3/4
of that on the rating plate. The quality of the food is best preserved
when it is frozen right through to the core as quickly as possible.
• Allow warm food to cool down before freezing. The warmth will
cause increased ice formation and increase the power consumption.
• Please note the maximum storage times specified by the manufacturer.
• Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low temperatures. There is a risk of an explosion! Do not store any containers
with flammable materials such as, for example, spray cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the refrigerator/freezer.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst
when the contents freeze, high carbonate content drinks can even
explode! Never store lemonade, juices, beer, wine, sparkling wine etc.
in the freezer.
1. Press the fast freeze button for the freezing of fresh food. The yellow
light illuminates.
To utilise the maximum rated freezing capacity, switch on the fast
freeze switch 24 hours before freezing is due to start (the yellow light
illuminates). For smaller amounts the fast freeze switch should be
switched on 4 - 6 hours in advance.
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2. All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do
not dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination
of other frozen goods occurs.
Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could
stick to the food and cause skin abrasions.
3. Place the packed food in the drawers. Place food to be frozen in the
appliance´s two top drawers (2) and (3) equipped with their own
refrigerated shelves. Unfrozen food must not touch items already
frozen, otherwise the frozen food could begin to defrost. Freezer drawers (4) and (5) should only be used for storage of frozen food.
Place frozen food in the drawers sorted by type, as far as possible.
4. Once the food has frozen, press the fast freeze button again. The yellow light goes out.
Tips:
• The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
– freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
– special containers for frozen goods;
– extra–thick aluminium foil.
• The following are suitable for sealing bags and wrap: plastic clips,
rubber bands or tape.
• Smooth the air out of the bag before sealing; air makes it easier for
the frozen food to dry out.
• Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
• Do not fill containers for frozen goods to the brim with liquid or
paste–like goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar
• The symbols on the drawers show
different types of frozen goods.
• The numbers indicate storage times
in months for the appropriate types
of frozen goods. Whether the upper or lower value of the indicated
storage time is valid depends on the quality of the foods and pretreating before freezing. The lower value applies to foods with high
fat content.
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Preparation of Ice Cubes
the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer
☞1. Fill
compartment and leave to freeze.
2. To loosen the frozen cubes, either bend the ice cube tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Important! Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen to the freezer
compartment using pointed or sharp edged objects. Use the ice scraper
supplied.
Defrosting
During use and when the door is opened, moisture is deposited as
frost inside the appliance, particularly on the evaporator. This frost
must be removed from time to time using the soft plastic scraper supplied. Under no circumstances use hard or pointed objects for this purpose.
The freezer should always be defrosted when the layer of frost has
reached a thickness of approx. 4 millimetres. Defrost should be carried
out once a year regardless of the amount of frost that has built up. A
good time for defrosting is when the appliance is empty or contains
only a small amount of food.
Each temperature rise reduces the keeping qualities of your frozen
food. Around 12 hours before defrosting your freezer, switch over to
fast freeze to build up a low temperature reserve in the frozen food.
Warning!
• Do not use electrical heating appliances or any other mechanical or
artificial devices to speed up the defrosting process.
• Do not use defrosting sprays, they can be hazardous to your health
and/or contain substances that damage plastics.
Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could
stick to the food and can cause skin abrasions.
1. Switch on the fast freeze function a few hours before defrosting to
make sure frozen food remains sufficiently frozen.
2. Remove frozen food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and store
it, covered, in a cool place.
3. Switch off the appliance and unplug it, or disconnect from the electricity supply.
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4. Remove all drawers. Insert the plastic
scraper in the special location to act as an
extension channel and place a basin underneath to collect the defrost water.
Tip: To speed up the defrosting process,
place a plastic bowl with warm water in the
appliance and close the door.
Remove pieces of ice that have fallen
before they completely defrost.
5. After defrosting, thoroughly clean the freezer compartment and interior fittings (see "Cleaning and Care" section).
6. Do not forget to switch the fast freeze function off again.
Cleaning and Care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories, should be cleaned regularly.
Warning!
• The appliance must not be connected to the mains during cleaning.
Danger of electrical shock! Before cleaning switch the appliance off
and remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or turn out the
circuit breaker or fuse.
• Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could
accumulate in electrical components and there is a danger of an
electric shock. Hot vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
• The appliance must be dry before it is switched back on.
Important!
• Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e.g.
– lemon juice or the juice from orange peel;
– butyric acid;
– cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with appliance
parts.
• Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
1. Remove frozen food and wrap it in several layers of newspaper. Store it
in a cool place, well covered.
2. Defrost the appliance prior to cleaning (see “Defrosting” section).
3. Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
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4. Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and lukewarm water. A mild solution of washing up liquid and water may also
be used.
5. After cleaning wipe with fresh water and rub dry.
To guarantee a safe operation of the fridge, once a year remove the
ventilation grill at the base and clean the air channels with a vacuum
cleaner.
6. After everything is dry, switch to fast freeze. After running the appliance for two or three hours, it is ready again for storing frozen food.
Magnetic Door Seal
After opening and closing the door of your freezer whilst it is in operation, you will not immediately be able to open the door again
because a vacuum will have developed inside, keeping the door closed
until the pressures inside and outside the door have equalised. After a
few minutes you can easily reopen the door.
Energy Saving Tips
• Do not install the appliance near boilers, radiators or other sources
of heat. High ambient temperatures cause longer, more frequent
operation of the compressor.
• Ensure sufficient air circulation and exhaust at the appliance base
and at the back wall of the appliance. Never cover air vent openings.
• Do not place warm foods into the appliance. Allow warm foods to
cool first.
• Do not leave the door open any longer than necessary.
• Do not set temperature any colder than necessary.
• Check the storage temperature in the freezer on the thermometer.
• Put frozen food in the fridge to defrost. The cold in the frozen food
will then be used to cool the fridge.
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What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
Please check whether the pilot lights come on, the refrigerating unit
operates, and the internal temperature is being maintained. Do not
perform any other work on the appliance if the following information
does not provide assistance in your specific case.
Important! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
competent service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please
contact your specialist dealer or your local Service Force Centre.
If the freezer system has stopped working and the freezer is full, the
reserve in the cold accumulator and in the deep frozen food itself will
give the food a hold over time of about 30 hours. If the freezer is
without a cold accumulator the hold over time will be reduced to
about 20 hours.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Appliance does not work,
no pilot light is illuminated.
Appliance is not switched
on.
Mains plug is not plugged
in or is loose.
Fuse has blown or is defective
Socket is defective.
Switch on the appliance.
Insert mains plug.
Check fuse, replace if necessary.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an electrician.
Green light does not light
up, yellow light lights up
Green light faulty.
when the fast freeze function is activated.
Please inform your local
Service Force Centre.
Yellow light does not light
up, when the fast freeze
Yellow light faulty.
function is activated,
appliance is on.
Please inform your local
Service Force Centre.
Appliance cools too much.
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Remedy
Temperature is set too
cold.
Turn the temperature control knob to a warmer setting temporaily.
What to do if ...
Symptom
The compressor runs continuously
The freezer temperature is
not sufficient, red light
lights up, temperature
alarm signal sounds.
Possible Cause
Temperature is set too
cold.
Remedy
Turn the thermostat control knob to a warmer setting temporarily.
Temperature is not proper- Please look in the “Initial
Start Up” section.
ly adjusted.
Open the door only as long
Door was open for an
as necessary. Press the fast
extended period.
freeze button.
A large quantity of warm
food placed in the appliance within the last 24
hours.
Press the fast freeze button.
The appliance is near a
heat source.
Please look in the
“Installation Location”
section.
Heavy build up of frost,
possibly also on the door
seal.
Door seal is not airtight
(possibly after reversing
the door).
Carefully warm the leaking
sections of the door seal
with a hair dryer (on a
cool setting). At the same
time shape the warmed
door seal by hand such
that it sits correctly.
The compressor does not
start immediately after
changing the temperature
setting.
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
occurred.
a period of time.
Important: regularly check on the red temperature pilot light and
thermometer to establish that the storage temperature is being maintained.
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Noises During Operation
The following noises are characteristic of refrigeration appliances:
• Clicks
Whenever the compressor switches on or off, a click can be heard.
• Humming
As soon as the compressor is in operation, you can hear it humming.
• Bubbling/Splashing
When refrigerant flows into thin tubes, you can hear bubbling or
splashing noises. Even after the compressor has been switched off,
this noise can be heard for a short time.
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured
in accordance with the appropriate standards. The necessary measures
in accordance with appliance safety legislation regulations (GSG), accident prevention regulations for refrigeration appliances (VBG 20) and
the regulations of the German Society of Electrical Engineers (VDE)
were observed in the manufacture of this appliance.
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU
guidelines:
– 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
– 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
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Technical Terminology
• Refrigerant
Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as
refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low,
that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can
cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
• Refrigerant Circuit
Closed circulation system that contains the refrigerant. The refrigerant circuit comprises primarily of an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser and pipe work.
• Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. Similar to all other
liquids, refrigerant requires heat to evaporate. This heat is removed
from the interior of the appliance, as a result the interior is cooled.
The evaporator is therefore located inside the appliance or placed in
foam immediately behind the inner wall and thus not visible.
• Compressor
The compressor looks like a small drum. It is driven by a built-in
electric motor and is mounted on the base of the appliance at the
rear. The task of the compressor is to draw in vaporised refrigerant
from the evaporator, to compress it, and to pass it on to the condenser.
• Condenser
The condenser normally has the form of a grid. The refrigerant compressed in the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. During this
process, heat is released to the surrounding air at the surface of the
condenser. The condenser is mounted on the base of the appliance.
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