AEG A150-4GS User manual

AEG A150-4GS User manual
Operating Instructions
Dear customer,
Before placing your new refrigerator/freezer into operation 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.
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!, Attention!). Please observe the following carefully.
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, our customer service
department is always available to you.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes.
who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Appliance Packaging Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Disposal of old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Remove transport safeguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Your appliance needs air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Rehingeing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Prior to Initial Start–Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Operating and indicator panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Starting up and temperature regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Freezing and storing frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Storage goods symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Switching off the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Energy Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
What to do if . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Customer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
The safety aspects of our refrigerators/freezers comply with accepted
technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. Nevertheless, we consider it our obligation to make you aware of the following
safety information:
Intended use
• The refrigerator is intended for use in the home. It is suitable for the
freezing and storing of 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 theappliance in a commercial application or forpurposes
other than the freezing or frozen storage of foods,please observe all
valid legal regulations for your application.
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 the vendor.
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.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material away from
• Please make old appliances unusable prior to disposal. Pull out the
mains plug, cut off the mains cable, break or remove spring or
boltcatches, if fitted. By doing this you ensure that children cannot
lock themselves in the fridge 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, for example, spray
cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc in the refrigerator/freezer.
• Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment.
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 compartment. Exception:
high alcohol content spirits can be stored in the freezer compartment.
• Do not put ice creams or ice cubes in the mouth immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment. Very cold ice can freeze to
the lips or tongue and cause injury.
• Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could freeze
to the food.
• Do not operate any electrical appliances in the refrigerator/freezer
(e.g. electric ice cream makers, mixers etc.).
• Before cleaning the appliance, always switch off the appliance and
unplug it, or pull the house fuse or switch off the circuit breaker.
• When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do
not pull on the cable.
In case of malfunction
• If the a malfunction occurs on the appliance, please look first in the
"What to do if ..." section of these instructions. If the information
given there does not help, please do not perform any further
repairs yourself.
• Refrigerators/freezers may only be repaired by qualified service
engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant hazards. If
your appliance needs repairing, please contact your specialist
dealer or our Customer Service.
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally sound! They can be dumped 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
>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.
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 eliminates the danger that playing
children lock themselves into the appliance (danger of suffocation!) or
place themselves into other life-endangering situations.
• The appliance may not be disposed of with domestic waste or bulky
• The refrigerant circuit, especially the heat exchanger at the back of
the appliance, may not be damaged.
• Information concerning collection schedules or locations can be
obtained from the local disposal authorities or town hall.
Remove transport safeguard
The appliance and the interior fittings are protected for transport.
• Pull off the adhesive tape on the left and right side of the door.
• Remove all adhesive tape and packing pieces from the interior of the
Installation Location
The appliance should be set up in a well ventilated, dry room.
Energy use is affected by the ambient temperature. The appliance
should therefore
– not be exposed to direct sunlight;
– not be installed next to radiators, cookers 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: each climate classification:
Climate classification
ffor an ambient temperature of
+10 bis +32 °C
+16 bis +32 °C
+18 bis +38 °C
+18 bis +43 °C
If installation next to a source of heat is unavoidable, the following
minimum clearances must be maintained at the sides of the appliance:
– for electric cookers 3 cm;
– for oil and coal fired ranges 30 cm.
If these clearances cannot be maintained a heat insulating pad is
required between the cooker and the refrigeration appliance.
If the refrigeration appliance is installed next to another refrigerator or
freezer a clearance of 5 cm at the sides is required, in order to prevent the formation of condensation on the outside of the appliance.
10 mm
10 mm
For safety reasons, minimum
ventilationmust be as shown
Attention: keep ventilation
openings clear of obstruction;
100 mm
Your appliance needs air
Rehingeing the door
The side at which the door opens can be changed from the right side
(factory adjustment) to the left side, if the installation site requires.
Warning! When changing the side at which the door opens, the
appliance may not be connected to the mains. Remove plug from the
mains beforehand.
Procced as follow:
Remove the bottom hinge (1) and
feets (2-3).
Slide the bottom door off pin (G);
unscrew pin (G) and refit it on the
opposite side.
Remove the two plugs, to reveal
the holes for the hinge pivots, and
remount them on the other side.
Refit the door.
Refit bottom hinge (1) and feets
(2-3) on the opposite side, using
the two screws previously removed.
Unscrew the handle. Refit it on
opposite side after having pierced
the plugs with a punch. Cover the
holes left open with the plugs contained in the documentation pack.
After having reversed the opening
direction of the doors check that
all the screws are properly tightened and that the magnetic seal
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 hairdrier.
Prior to Initial Start–Up
• Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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.
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 of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings indentifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
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.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal „N“ or
coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
„L“ or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be not cut, or stray strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheat.
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
Operating and indicator panel
Temperature regulator - ON/OFF knob
Fast feezing knob
Fast feezing light (yellow)
Alarm light (red)
Operating light (green)
The green pilot lamp (55), which comes on when the mains voltage
is available and the ON/OFF knob is pushed. Switch the temperature
regulatore to a number position, the refrigerating unit automatically
operates by system control.
The temperature regulator (1), which can be used for continuously
variable setting of the most energy saving storage temperature for
your frozen food.
The optimum storage conditons occur at -18°C. The yellow pilot light
(3) comes on when the knob (2) has been operated. The refrigerating
unit then operates continuously.
The red temperature pilot-lamp (4) comes on when:
– the appliance has been started up but the storage temperature has
not yet been attained;
– the minimum storage temperature is no longer being maintained
– 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 switch or adjust the
temperature regulator, it may happen that your appliance’s refrigeration motor does not start immediately but only after some time. This
does not mean that your appliance has a fault.
Starting up and temperature regulation
Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to starting the appliance. Plug in the appliance at the mains supply.
• Turn the ON/OFF knob (1). The green lamp (5) comes on.
• Turn the temperature regulator (1) in the direction of „1“.
• The red lamp (4) comes on, the audible warning sounds , and the
refrigeration motor starts up.
• Operate the fast-freeze knob (2). The yellow pilot lamp (3) comes on
and the audible warning stops.
• Only when the red lamp (4) has gone out should you reset the fastfreeze knob (2) the yellow light (3) goes out.
Setting “0”: Off.
Setting “1”: Hightest temperature, (warmest setting).
Setting “4” (end-stop) : Lowest temperature, (coldest setting).
The exact setting should be chosen keeping in mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends on:
- the quantity of food stored
- how often the door is opened
- ambient temperature
Regularly check on the red temperature pilot lamp (4) that the required storage temperature is being maintained.
Freezing and storing frozen food
You can use your freezer for freezing fresh food yourself.
• 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. Exception: high alcohol content spirits can be stored in the freezer.
• 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
freeze to the food.
Place the packed food in the
drawers. Place food to be frozen As shown in figure. Unfrozen food must not touch items
already frozen, otherwise the
frozen food could begin to
Press the fast freeze button 24
hours before introducing fresh
food for freezing of fresh food.
The yellow light comes on.
Place frozen foods in the
drawers sorted by type, as far
as possible. Index tabs are
supplied for placing on
4,5 kg
13,5 kg
To mark the contents of the individual drawers, press the rider over
the corresponding symbol (see "Frozen Food Symbols/Freezer
Calendar" section). This will give you a better overview of the contents, avoid extended door opening and therefore save electricity.
Preparation of Ice Cubes
Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer
compartment and leave to freeze.
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.
Storage Goods
• 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.
• By attaching the included
index-tabs to the drawers,
they can be marked according to which type of foods
the individual compartments
The freezer compartment, however, will become progrssively covered
with frost. This should be removed with the special plastic scraper
provided, whenever the tickness of the frost exceeds 4 mm. 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 as follows:
Remove the frozen food from
the freezer, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it
in a very cool place.
Switch off the appliance and
pull out the plug, or remove or
unscrew the safety fuses.
Leave the freezer compartment door open.
Insert the plastic scraper into
the recess provided under the
defrost water channel and place a collecting basin under it.
Once defrosting is completed keep the scraper for future use;
Turn the thermostat knob to the required setting or replace the plug in
the power socket.
Never use metal tools to scrape off the frost
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.
Cleaning and Care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accessories, should be cleaned regularly.
• The appliance may not be connected to the mains during cleaning.
Danger of electrical shock! Before cleaning switch the appliance
offand rem ve 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, danger of electrical shock!
Hot vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
• The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
• Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e.g.
– lemon juice or the juice from orange peals;
– butyric acid;
– cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with appliance
• Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
Remove frozen food and the food from the refrigerator. Wrap frozen
food in several layers of newspaper. Store it in a cool place, well covered.
Defrost the freezer compartment prior to cleaning (see "Defrosting"
Switch the appliance off and remove the plug from the mains, or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or fuse.
Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and
lukewarm water. Commercially available dish washing detergents
may also be used.
After cleaning wipe with fresh water and rub dry.
Accumulation of dust at the condenser increases energy consumption. For this reason carefully clean the condenser at the back of the
appliance once a year with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
Switching off the appliance
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
Remove all deep-frozen packages as well as ice trays.
Switch off the appliance by turning the temperature regulator to position "0".
Remove the mains plug or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or
Defrost freezer compartment and clean thoroughly (see section:
“Cleaning and Care”).
Leave the door open to avoid the build up of odours.
Energy Saving Tips
• Do not install the appliance near cookers, radiators or other sources
of warmth. 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.
• Only leave door open as long as necessary.
• Do not set temperature any colder than necessary.
• Put frozen food in the fridge to defrost. The cold in the frozen food
will then be used to cool the fridge.
• Keep the heat emitting condenser, the metall grille on the rear wall
of your appliance, always clean.
What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can rectify yourself using the following instructions. Do not perform any other
work on the appliance if the following information does not provide
assistance in your specific case.
Warning! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
qualified service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please
contact your specialist dealer or our Customer Service.
Possible Cause
Appliance is not switched on Switch on the appliance.
Mains plug is not plugged in Insert mains plug.
or is loose.
Appliance does not work, no Fuse has blown or is defec- Check fuse, replace if
pilot light is illuminated.
Socket is defective.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an electrician.
Green light faulty.
Please inform your customer service
Yellow light does not light
Yellow light faulty.
up, when fast freeze fuction
is activated, appliance is on.
Please inform your customer service
Green light does not light
up, yellow light lights up
when fast freeze fuction is
activated, appliance is on.
Appliance cools too much.
Temperature is set too cold. Turn the temperature regulator to a warmer setting
Temperature is not properly Please look in the "Initial
Start Up" section.
Door was open for an exten- Open the door only as long
ded period.
as necessary.. Press the
fast freeze switch
The freezer temperature is
not sufficient, red light lights
up, temperature signal
A large quantity of warm
Press the fast freeze switch
food was placed in the
appliance within the last 24
The appliance is near a heat Please look in the "Installasource.
tion location" section.
Disturbance on the applian- Switch on the fast freeze
switch, keep the freezer closed, inform your customer
Heavy build up of frost, pos- Door seal is not air tight
sibly also on the door seal. (possibly after changing
over the hinges).
Carefully warm the leaking
sections of the door seal
with a hair dryer (not hotter
than approx. 50 °C). At the
same time shape the warmed door seal by hand such
that it sits correctly.
Unusual noises.
Possible Cause
Appliance is not level.
Readjust the feet.
The appliance is touching
the wall or other objects.
Move the appliance slightly.
A component, e.g. a pipe,
If necessary, carefully bend
on the rear of the appliance the component out of the
is touching another part of way.
the appliance or the wall.
The compressor does not
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
start immediately after chan- occurred.
a period of time.
ging the temperature setting.
Important: regularly check on the red temperature pilot lamp that the
storage temperature is being maintained
Customer Service
If you cannot find the remedy for a malfunction in these operating
instructions, please contact your dealer or our customer service
department. Addresses and telephone numbers are listed in the
accompanying booklet "Guarantee Conditions/Customer Service
Selective ordering of replacement parts can save unnecessary travel
and costs. For this reason always provide the following appliance
This information can be found on the serial plate in the interior at the
left of the appliance.
¥ Model Name
¥ Model Number (PNC)
¥ Serial Number (S-No.)
We recommend that you enter this information here, so that it is handy
if needed.
Note: The customer bears the costs of unjustified customer service
calls even during the guarantee period.
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:
Ð 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
Ð 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
AEG HausgerŠte GmbH
Postfach 1036
D-90327 NŸrnberg
2222 061-51
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