Electrolux EUN1273 User manual

Electrolux EUN1273 User manual
EUN 1273
2222 753-54
Important Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all before
installing or using this appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about any
of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
Prior to Installation
General Safety
• Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstance should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorised
• Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible fluid
• The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or boilers.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as
ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this product in any way.
• 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.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
• Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Whenever possible, the back of the appliance
should be close to a wall, but leaving the required
distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation
• The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
• 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.
Child Safety
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the product.
• There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging
material away from children!
During Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is
not intended for commercial or industrial use.
• Containers with flammable gases or liquids can
leak at low temperatures. Do not store any
containers with flammable materials, such as spray
cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the
• Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment.
• Ice lollies can cause ‘frost/freezer burns’ if
consumed straight from the freezer.
• Do not remove items from the freezer compartment
if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause
skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer
as they can burst when the contents freeze.
• Manufacturers’ recommended storage times should
be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
• Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance
and disconnect from the electrical supply.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• This product should be serviced by an authorised
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
• 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.
At the end of the Appliance Life
• When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
• Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
At the end of the Appliance Life
• When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
• Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Before use / Starting your appliance . . . . . . . . . . .5
Temperature control / Warning light (red) . . . . . . . .5
Freezing fresh food / Frozen food storage . . . . . . .6
Freezing calendar / Thawing / Making ice cubes .6
Normal Operating Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Positioning / Door reversal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Health and Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Maintenance and Cleaning Internal cleaning . . . .9
When the appliance is not in use . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Something Not Working? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Customer Care Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Building-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Before use
Remove all securing tapes. Wash inside the
appliance with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of
soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or
detergent as the smell may linger. Dry thoroughly.
Freezer controls
➂ ➃ ➄
➀ Pilot light (green)
➃ Push button for fast-freezing
➁ Thermostat control knob
➄ Warning light (red)
➂ Fast-freezing indicator light (yellow)
Starting your appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket. The appliance
can be activated by turning the thermostat knob ➁
beyond the «■» position. When the pilot light ➀ is
illuminated , this shows that the appliance is on.
The freezer is switched off by turning knob ➁ to
position «■».
Temperature control
The temperature inside the freezer is regulated by a
thermostat with different temperature positions and
one «OFF» (■) position.
Position «min» = minimum cold
Position «max» = maximum cold
Turn the thermostat dial to the required position.
An intermediate position is usually the most suitable,
although the temperature will be affected by:
• Room temperature
• How often the door is opened
• How much food is stored
• Position of the appliance
In determining the correct temperature control setting
all these factors have to be considered and some
experimentation may be necessary.
To obtain a lower temperature, turn the thermostat
control towards «max»; to obtain a higher
temperature turn the control towards «min».
When altering the temperature setting, allow 24
hours for the temperature to stablise before making
further changes.
Warning light (red)
If the temperature warning light ➄ blinks, it indicates
that the temperature within the freezer has reached a
level where safe food storage is no longer ensured
(warmer than -12°C).
When the freezer is first switched on, the warning
light will blink until the temperature has dropped to a
safe level for the storage of frozen food.
Freezing fresh food
In any 24 hour period you can freeze up to 16 kg of
fresh food.
Activate fast freeze by depressing the fast-freeze
button ➃ 24 hours before you want to freeze your
fresh food, the yellow light ➂ illuminates. This time
can be shortened, depending on the quantity of food
to be frozen.
After the time has elapsed place the food to be
frozen in the appliance's two top compartments; if
freezing only a small amount of food, use the top
You should never freeze more than 16 Kg. of
fresh food at anyone time.
Once the food is completely frozen (which could take
up to 24 hours) the fast freeze function can be ended
at any time by depressing the button ➃ again.
The yellow light ➂ goes out.
If the quick-freezing function is not ended manually,
the appliance switch off the quick-freezing function
after 52 hours. The yellow light goes out.
Distribute the frozen food packages in the other
compartments, so that the top compartments can be
used for a further freezing operation.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned
Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is
already frozen.
During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer
door remains closed.
Frozen food storage
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least two hours in the «fast
freeze» mode before storing frozen food.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
we strongly recommend that you make sure that the
commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately
stored by the retailer and, furthermore, be sure that
these frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the
foodstore to the consumer in the shortest possible
time (a temperature increase of the frozen food could
shorten its storage period).
It is also advisable not to exceed the storage period
indicated by the producer of the food.
Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than is absolutely necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks
etc.), in the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer, can possibly result in
a low temperature skin burn.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or "frost/freezer burns".
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen food, do not open the door during the
whole time of the power failure. If the freezer is
fully loaded, the frozen food will not be
affected if the power cut is of short duration;
otherwise, it is recommended to consume the
food within a very short time.
To remove the drawers, proceed as follows: pull the
drawer out until it comes to a stop, then tilt it upwards
(see figure).
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.
Frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in
the fridge or at room temperature depending on the
time available. Small food items may even be cooked
from frozen; in this case cooking will take longer. Any
frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has
not been completely defrosted it can be cooked and
then refrozen.
Defrosted cooked food must never be refrozen.
Making ice cubes
The appliance is provided with a plastic ice cube tray.
Fill the tray 3/4 full to allow the ice to expand and
place it in the freezer. To turn out the ice cubes
simply give the tray a slight twist to release the
Never tray to free an ice tray that is frozen to the
freezer using a sharp or pointed object.
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when
the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing
at the rear, to the fixed freezer shelves.
When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped round, and you will hear a whirring sound or
pulsating noise from the compressor.
A thermostat controls the compressor, and you will
hear a faint ‘click’ when the thermostat cuts in and
Health and Safety Guidelines
Because of consumer demand, preservatives have been removed from many pre-prepared foods.
This together with the changes in shopping habits to a once-a-week shop, mean that safe handling and
storage of food is even more important than ever.
• Keep the freezer door closed as much as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
• Cool cooked food as quickly as possible but do
NOT place in the freezer until cool. (Leave food in
a place as cool as possible in order that it can then
be placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible).
• Do not store food uncovered.
• The best way to defrost food is to put it in the
refrigerator to thaw slowly.
• Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and
labelled and used in date order to ensure that food
is consumed at its best.
• It is important that food is used before its “best
before” date.
• Always wash your hands with soapy water and dry
them with a clean towel before handling food.
• Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross
contamination by not using the same work surface
or knife, without washing them thoroughly in
• The foods to be frozen must be fresh and of the
best quality.
• The size of each pack should be small enough to
ensure that it is used in one go. Small packs freeze
more quickly and uniformly and give better results.
• Frozen food, once thawed, must not be refrozen.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food,
salt reduces the storage time.
• Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing
bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and
provide an airtight seal.
• Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could indicate
that the product has not been kept at a suitable
temperature and that it may have lost its original
quality. Partially thawed food must not be refrozen,
it must be consumed within 24 hours. Never
exceed the storage time indicated.
• Never place hot food, bottles or cans of fizzy drink
in the freezer as they may explode. Containers with
a lid must not be filled to the brim.
• Do not open the door or place extra fresh food in
the freezer next to food which is already frozen as
this could cause the temperature of the frozen food
to rise and its quality and storage life to reduce.
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided, whenever the
thickness of the frost exceeds 1/4".
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off
the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out
and it is advisable to carry out this operation when
the appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
2. Turn the thermostat control knob ➁ to the «■»
3. Leave the door open and introduce the plastic
scraper in the appropriate seating at the base of
the cabinet as shown in the figure and place a
basin underneath to collect the defrost water.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat control knob to a medium setting
and, after letting the appliance run for at least two
hours in the «fast freeze» mode, replace the
previously removed food into the compartments.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their storage
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
In the event of a power failure causing the
temperature within your freezer to rise, do not refreeze the food without checking its condition.
The following guidelines should assist you:
Ice-cream: once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: if soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes: can be re-frozen without danger.
Shellfish: should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: can be re-frozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: should be cooked and can then be refrozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: should also be cooked and re-frozen as a
cooked dish.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work
is carried out, DISCONNECT the appliance
from the ELECTRICITY supply.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit maintenance and
recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorised technicians.
Internal cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not use abrasive products.
Once or twice a year remove the ventilation grille and
dust the air channels at the base of the appliance
with a brush or vacuum cleaner.
You MUST ensure that the appliance is switched
OFF. An accumulation of dust will affect the
performance of the appliance and cause excessive
electricity consumption.
When the appliance is not in use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all foods
and clean the appliance, leaving the door ajar to
prevent unpleasant smells.
Something not Working?
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre check the following points.
IMPORTANT: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below, or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or
installation, a charge will be made even if the appliance is under guarantee.
No power to appliance
- Check there is power at the socket.
- Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
- Check the fuse has not blown.
The temperature in the freezer is too high
- Check the thermostat control knob is turned to the
correct setting relative to ambient conditions.
- Check the ambient temperature is within the appliances
operating limits of 10°C to 32°C.
- Relocate the appliance if necessary.
The freezer door will not open
- Has door just been opened?
If so leave for a few minutes to allow the air pressure to
The compressor runs continuously
- Adjust the thermostat control knob to give correct
temperature control. See page 4.
- Check that the door is closed.
- Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet and/or door is frequently opened.
- Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Excessive frost and ice has built up.
- Ensure the door is not left open.
- Check that nothing is preventing the door from closing.
- Is the door gasket intact and clean?
- Has advised periodic defrosting been carried out?
- Refer to normal operating sounds.
If after the above checks, there is still a fault, call your local Service Force Centre.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made as the engineer will make a
charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for any in-guarantee service calls.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if
you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact
your local Service Force Centre by telephoning:08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the
Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre
and further information about Service Force, please
visit the website at www.serviceforce.co.uk
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading “Something
Not Working.”
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will
need to give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or
guarantee documentation is required for inguarantee service calls.
Customer Care Department
For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux
appliance or for further information on Electrolux
products, please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the address
below or visit our website at www.electrolux.co.uk
Customer Care Department
Electrolux Major Appliances
Addington Way
08705 950 950 *
calls to this number may be recorded for training
Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of purchase this Electrolux appliance or any part
thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option repair
or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufactuer's
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authoried by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by an Electrolux Service Force Centre.
• Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these
hours in which case a premium will be charged.
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside
the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental
• Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Electrolux.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country
of use for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a
normal household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your
new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look
after you and your appliance.
+33 (0) 3 44 62 20 13
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
+39 (0) 800 117 511
+46 (0) 20 78 77 50
+44 (0) 8705 950 950
Technical specifications
230-240 V / 50 Hz
0, 7 A
0,57 kWh
110 l
94 l
(*)This figure is based on standard test results in accordance with European Standard EN153 (Actual
consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located).
Depending upon the position which you choose for
your appliance, you may wish to reverse the way in
which the door opens. To do this, refer to instructions
under “Door reversal”.
The appliance should only be installed at a location
where the ambient temperature corresponds to the
climate classification indicated on the rating plate,
which is located on the inside left of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient
temperature is correct for each climate classification.
+10°C to +32°C
+18°C to +38°C
The appliance should be located in a dry
atmosphere, out of direct sunlight and away from
continuous heat and extreme temperature, e.g. not
next to a boiler or radiator or in a very cold room e.g.
an outhouse. If these temperatures are exceeded i.e.
warmer or colder, then the appliance may not
operate correctly.
For building-in and door reversal instructions please
refer to the relevant instructions on the following
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the mains power supply; the plug must
therefore be easily accessible after installation.
Door reversal
The appliance’s door has been locked in position for
transport by means of pins on both sides. According
to the door opening direction, remove relevant pins
at the top and at the bottom.
After completion of the door reversing
operation, check that the door gasket adheres
to the cabinet. If the ambient temperature is
cold (i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit
perfectly to the cabinet. In that case, wait for
the natural fitting of the gasket or accelerate
this process by heating up the part involved
with a normal hairdryer on a low setting.
Electrical Connection
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not
suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and
the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to
prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be
plugged into a 13amp socket in another part of your
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow - Earth
- Neutral
- Live
13 AMP
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of your appliance, may not correspond
with the markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green and the Yellow (earth) wire to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
«E» or the earth symbol
, or coloured green and
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «N» or coloured
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «L» or coloured
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse.
For replacement, use a 13amp BS1362 fuse. Only
ASTA or BSI approved fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is
lost. The cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured
insert at the base of the plug.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from
your local Service Force Centre.
This appliance complies with the following E.E.C.
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage
Directive) and subsequent amendments.
- 87/308 of 2.6.87 (Radio Interference
Suppression) and subsequent amendments.
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive) and subsequent
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in
the event of breakdown.
Building in
Dimensions of the recess
Height of housing
mm 880
Depth of housing
mm 550
Width of housing
mm 560
1. Fit the appliance in the niche by making sure that
it stands against the interior surface of the unit on
the side where the door hinges of the appliances
are fitted. Insert the appliance until the upper strip
butts up against the unit (1) and make sure that
the lower hinge is in line with the surface of the
unit (2).
It is necessary that the cabinet has a ventilation
recess with the following dimensions:
50 mm
Width 540 mm
50 mm
min. 2
200 cm
2. Press in the joint covers between the appliance
and the kitchen furniture.
200 cm
For appropriate venting, follow indications in the
3. 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
4. Snap vent grill (B) and hinge cover (E) into
Apply blanking covers (C-D) as indicated.
7. Fix cover (Hc) on guide (Ha) until it clips into
5. Separate parts Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd as shown in the
ca. 50 mm
8. Open the appliance door and the furniture door at
90°. Insert the small square (Hb) into guide (Ha).
Put together the appliance door and the furniture
door and mark the holes as indicated in the figure.
21 m
ca. 50 mm
21 m
6. Place guide (Ha) on the inside part of the furniture
door, up and down as shown in the figure and
mark the position of external holes. After having
drilled holes, fix the guide with the screws
9. Remove the squares and mark a distance of
8 mm from the outer edge of the door where the
nail must be fitted (K).
10. Place the small square on the guide again and fix
it with the screws supplied.
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 (Hd) on the small square (Hb) until it
clips into place.
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