AEG ARCSUPER3673-4GS, Ö.ARCTISS.2773-4GS User manual

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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.
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!, Attention!). Please observe
the following carefully.
This symbol guides you step by step in the operation of the appliance.
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.
Explanations of the technical terminology used in the operating
instructions can be found at the end in the section "Technical
Terminology".
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.
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
Contents
Safety .... RR RR aa ana ae 43
Disposal ........ eee ee ea eee Aa A a a a ea a a ee aa ee 45
Appliance Packaging Information ................. LLL. 45
Disposal of old Appliances... aa a aa a aa aa a ee aan 45
Appliance Transport .......... sa aa eee aa a a ee een nana ae 46
Remove transport safeguard ..................................... 47
Installation ........... ....eecceda a a a a ea ae aan 48
Installation Location ...........e_...eeeeececacaeraa 0000. 48
The refrigerator or freezer needs air ..................e0 00000000 49
Appliance Alignment... 0 e A 49
Electrical Connection ............e...e0000rier 00 Rae ea 50
Opening the door ............. iii, 50
Re-Hanging Door ............ i. 51
1. Appliances with base cover .............. iii... 51
2. Appliances without bas cover .......................... nena 52
Door Alignment .......... nena ea aa aa are 54
Appliance Description .............. 0 A 55
View of Appliance eK RR aan ee 55
Interior lllumination ...................ee.... ee eze, 56
Freezer tray ...........eeeeccrocaeaaaacen RR RR ea aa aa aa ee 56
(«LN CAT a a a a ea a a aa a ae 56
Control Panel... 0042 LL eee a ea a a a ae enana 57
Temperature Regulator ............eeeeeeeececdoraaa 0:00, es 57
Temperature Display ...........e..eeeseecca0reda da aere enooiamo. 58
FAST FREEZE Button ..............e00000000ad0 ee eae 58
Prior to Initial Start-Up .................. ee ea, 59
Initial Start-Up... 0 0aaia 59
Temperature Adjustment ............... en e A. 60
Switching the Appliance Off ..................................... 61
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Contents
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Control and Information Systems ................................. 62
“Open Door"-Warning (not included with all models!) ................. 62
Power Interruption (not included with all models!) ................... 62
Temperature Warning ........... ii a eee ana ana aa aa aa 62
Partial/Complete Thaw Warning ...............—.—......... " en. 63
Function Errors «ooo een aaa aaarane.a 63
Freezing .......... Le LL a a A ea a aa ea ea ea a a aa a aan 64
Frozen Storage ............ ae aa aa aa a ae aerea. 65
Preparation of Ice Cubes ........................................ 66
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar ........................ 66
Maximum Load/Stacking Limit ................................... 67
Defrosting .................. aa aa dar a aa ae a aa ae 67
Cleaning and Care ................... iii... 68
Energy Saving Tips .......... e aeoeo 69
What to do if... ........... aa aa aa aa a aan aa 70
Correcting Malfunctions ....... c.count aan 70
Interior Illumination ....... RR a aa aan 73
Replace light bulb ............ RR a a 73
Adjust door contacter ........... eee aaa 73
Customer Service ............. 00000 naeoecacocaao 74
Noises during Operation .......................... ccc... 75
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines ............................... 75
Technical Terminology ............................. ii. .... 76
Safety
The safety of our freezers is in accordance with recognised technolo-
gical standards and appliance safety legislation. We nevertheless feel
that it is important to acquaint you with the following safety guidelines:
Use for Intended Purpose
* The freezer is intended for household use. It is suited for the freezing
and frozen storage of foods as well as the preparation of ice. The
manufacturer assumes no liability for damages occurring through
improper operation or use of the appliance for unintended purposes.
* Alterations or changes to the freezer are not permitted for reasons of
safety.
* |f you use the freezer in a commercial application or for purposes
other than the freezing or frozen storage of foods, please observe all
valid legal regulations for your application.
Prior to initial start-up
e Check the refrigerator/freezer for transport damage. Do not under
any circumstances connect a damaged appliance! Please contact your
supplier in the event of damage.
Refrigerant
The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant
circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level of environmen-
tal 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.
e 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 for Children
* Packaging materials (e.g. films, styrofoam) can be dangerous for chil-
dren. Danger of suffocation! Keep packaging materials away from
children!
* 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.
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Safety
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e Children often do not recognise the dangers involved with household
appliances. Please provide for the necessary supervision and do not
allow children to play with the appliance!
Daily Operation
* Containers with flammable gases or fluids can develop leaks through
contact with the cold. Danger of explosion! Do not store containers
with flammable substances, such as in the refrigerator/freezer. aero-
sol cans, refill cartridges for cigarette lighters etc.
Bottles and cans may not be placed in the freezer compartment. They
can burst when the contents freeze - or even explode if the contents
contain carbonic acid! Never place sodas, juices, beer, wine, champa-
gne etc. into the freezer compartment. Exception: Spirits with high
alcohol content may be stored in the freezer compartment.
Do not place ice cream or ice cubes directly from the freezer com-
partment into the mouth. Very cold ice can freeze to the lips or ton-
gue and cause injury.
Never touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze to the
goods.
Do not operate any electrical appliances i in the refrigerator/freezer
(e.g. electric ice cream makers, mixers etc.).
Before cleaning the appliance switch off and remove the plug from
the mains, or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or fuse.
Placing frozen goods on the top of the appliance can lead to the
accumulation of condensate in the cavity of the storage tray through
contact with the cold. Electronic components are housed within this
cavity. If condensate should drip onto these components, the
appliance could be damaged by a short circuit. For this reason do not
place frozen goods on top of the appliance.
* When unplugging always pull t the plug from the mains socket, do not
pull on the cable.
In case of malfunction
* If a malfunction should occur at the appliance, refer first to the sec-
tion What to do if...” in these operating instruction. If the instruc-
tions in this section are not sufficient, do not undertake any further
work on your own.
e Refrigerators/feezers may only be repaired by trained personnel.
Repairs carried out by untrained personnel can lead to substantial
danger. Please contact your dealer or our customer service depart-
ment for repairs.
Disposal
Appliance Packaging Information
All materials are environmentally sound! They can be dumped or bur-
ned 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 chloro-
fluorocarbon.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper and should be disposed
of at a waste-paper recycling collection location.
Disposal of old Appliances
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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.
Disposal:
* The appliance may not be disposed of with domestic waste or bulky
refuse.
e [he refrigerant circuit, especially the heat exchanger at the back of
the appliance, may not be damaged.
e Information concerning collection schedules or locations can be
obtained from the local disposal authorities or town hall.
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Appliance Transport
Two persons are required for transport of the appliance. There are two
recessed handles at the front of the base and at the back of the
appliance at the top for improved gripping.
Only for appliances with base cover: Pull cover up to remove.
Grip the appliance with the recessed handles positioned as in the dra-
wing, and transport the appliance.
In order to push the appliance into its final position, press carefully at
the top of the door and tip the appliance back slightly. The weight is
thus transferred to the back casters and the appliance can be easily
pushed.
Remove transport safeguard
The appliance as well as interior accessory parts are safeguarded for
transport.
LS” Remove tape from left and right of the outside of the door.
i] Tape remnants can be removed with benzene. Wipe off benzene.
I=" Remove all tape and pads from the interior of the appliance.
ES” Peal off the protective film from the control panel, if existing.
ES” Remove door seal safeguards from door seal at the inside of the door.
US With open door remove transport safeguard at door pivot.
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Installation
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Installation
The refrigerator or freezer needs air
Air is fed under the door through the vent с 7
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slots in the base and is exhausted u pwards min. 10cm 7
along the back wall. To ensure proper air cir- f
culation never cover or alter the vent ope-
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Attention! If the appliance is installed under,
for example, a hanging cabinet, a clearance of
at least 10 cm between the top of the
appliance and the cabinet above it must be
maintained.
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5° Insert both wall spacers (packed with the door
handle) into the sockets in the back of the
appliance as shown in the diagram, so that
the required clearance for air exhaust at the :
back of the appliance is maintained.
Appliance Alignment
ES The appliance must have a solid, level footing. Please compensate for
unevenness in the floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front
in or out.
Electrical Connection
A properly installed socket outlet with earthing contact is required for
electrical connection. Electrical fuse protection must be of at least 10
ampere.
If the outlet socket is no longer accessible after installation of the
appliance, appropriate measures must be taken during electrical instal-
lation to assure that the appliance can be disconnected from the mains
(e.g. fuse, circuit breaker, non-operate current safety-switch or the like,
with a contact opening of at least 3 mm).
05" Before initial start-up, refer to the appliance serial plate to ascertain if
supply voltage and current values correspond with those of the mains
at the installation location.
e. g.: AC220...240V 50 Hz or
220 ... 240 V~ 50 Hz
(i.e. 220 to 240 volts alternating current, 50 Hertz)
The serial plate is inside the appliance at the left.
Opening the door
If the door is closed when the appliance is in operation, it cannot be
immediately opened again, because a vacuum occurs which holds the
door closed until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened
again after several minutes.
If your appliance is equipped
with a QUICK door opener - an
opening mechanism integra-
ted into the door handle - the
door can be opened easily at
any time.
Be sure that both catches (A) ШВ
grip into the folds of the door a ||
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seal as shown in the drawing.
Re-Hanging 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.
/N 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.
1. Appliances with base cover
NS” Pull base cover forward to
remove and reposition the door
pivot cover from the left to the
right.
I=" With door closed screw pivot pin
(A) out of the lower door pivot.
I=" Romove door carefully to the
front and set aside.
I=" Reposition upper pivot pin to the
left side.
US” Pry out cap at upper left of the
door with a small screwdriver
and reposition it to the right
side.
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Re-Hanging Door
I” Carefully set door into upper \ =
pivot pin and close. =
ES” Place washer between door and
door pivot at bottom left, and
turn pivot pin (A) into lower
door pivot at the left.
05" Reposition door handle and hole
plug-pins as shown in the dia- a | mB
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US” Replace base cover.
2. Appliances without bas cover
DS” Lay the left side of the appliance \
onto a soft pad, e.g. rug, blanket \\_ N
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ES Turn pivot pin (A) out of lower \ | I N B
door pivot. | %
I=" Romove door carefully and set \
aside.
I=" Turn the 4 phillips head screws
(B) out of the base and remove
the base.
as base dummy-pivot (D) as
shown in the diagram. Sel SAN
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Re-Hanging Door
Screw base back into place and
then stand the appliance up.
Reposition upper pivot pin to the
left side.
Pry out cap at upper left of the
door with a small screwdriver
and reposition it to the right
side.
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Carefully set door into upper
pivot pin and close.
Place washer between door and
door pivot at bottom left, and
turn pivot pin (A) into lower door
pivot at the left.
Reposition door handle and
hole plug-pins as shown in the
diagram.
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Door Alignment
If necessary, the appliance door can be aligned.
ISS” First remove the door (see section: "Re-Hanging Door").
5" Pry out the eccentric pivot bushings at the top and/or at the bottom of
the door as needed with a small screw driver, turn as shown in the dia-
gram and press back into place.
The diagram only shows a right opening door.
For left opening doors please proceed accordingly at the left of the
door at top and/or bottom.
ES” Replace the door (see section: "Re-Hanging Door")
Appliance Description
View of Appliance
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@ Refrigerator compartments with lid(s) and drawers
(for storage and freezing)
® Drawer (for storage only)
When defrosting, the bottom drawer serves as a water collecting
vessel.
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Appliance Description
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Interior Illumination
(not included with all models)
The illumination switches on automatically when the appliance door is
opened. By closing the appliance door it is automatically switched off.
i] If the appliance door remains open for more than 5 minutes, the
interior illumination starts to blink and then switches off automatically
in order to save energy.
If directly after opening the door the interior illumination is not
glowing although the appliance is in operation (recognisable through
the green mains control indicator), the lamp is defective. Exchanging
procedure is described in the chapter "Replace light bulb".
Freezer tray
A freezer tray is inserted at the very top of the freezer com partment at
the back behind the freezer compartment flap.
i Berries, for example, can be pre-frozen on the freezer tray. Advantage:
The berries are not squeezed and maintain their natural form. The fro-
zen berries can then be stored in compartments or drawers packaged in
individual portions.
Ice Packs
(not included with all models)
For some models two ice packs have been inserted into the freezer tray.
Refer to the section "Prior to Initial Start-Up" concerning freezing of
the ice packs.
i] In the event of power failure or a malfunction at the appliance, the ice
packs extend the period of time after which unacceptable warming of
frozen goods occurs by several hours.
Ice packs may also be used, in passing, in cold storage bags.
Appliance Description
Control Panel
Stand-by display (green)
ON/OFF button
Temperature Display
Temperature regulator
Stand-by display for FAST FREEZE function (yellow)
FAST FREEZE button for fast freezing
Warning Display (red)
WARNING OFF button
(see section: "Control and Information Systems")
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Temperature Regulator
For temperature adjustment the temperature regulator must
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* Briefly pressing on the temperature regulator frees it from its reces-
sed position.
* Pressing on the temperature regulator returns it to its recessed posi-
tion.
REFERENCE means:
With temperature regulator freed from recessed position; temperature
which should exist in the freezer compartment (REFERENCE tempera-
ture), can be adjusted in increments of 1°C.
ACTUAL means:
With temperature regulator in recessed position; temperature display
Indicates current actual freezer compartment temperature (ACTUAL
temperature).
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Appliance Description
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Temperature Display
°C The temperature display shows several types of information.
© In normal operation the current freezer compartment temperature is
displayed (actual temperature). The temperature regulator must be in
its recessed position.
* During temperature adjustment, a blinking display of the tempera-
ture selected at the moment occurs (reference temperature). The
temperature regulator must be freed from its recessed position.
e During a mains power interruption a blinking display of the current
freezer compartment temperature occurs (actual temperature). (not
included with all models)
* If, for example, the frozen goods were partially or completely thawed
temporarily due to a lengthy power interruption, the temperature
display alternately indicates:
- the current freezer compartment temperature (actual temperature)
and
- the highest temperature to which the frozen goods have warmed.
* |f a malfunction has occurred at the appliance the temperature dis-
play alternately indicates:
- the current freezer compartment tem perature (actual tem perature)
and
— an error message.
The error message is coded (e.g. F1, F2, etc.) and assists the
customer service technician in error diagnosis. If the temperature
can no longer be registered, only the error code is displayed.
FAST FREEZE Button
X By pressing the FAST FREEZE button the FAST FREEZE
e function is switched on. It speeds up freezing of fresh foods
and, at the same time, protects already refrigerated goods
against undesired warming.
The appliance electronics automatically recognise when the FAST
FREEZE function can be stopped, and switch it off automatically (after
30 to a maximum of 51 hours depending on amount to be frozen).
The FAST FREEZE function can also be stopped manually at any time by
pressing the FAST FREEZE button again.
Prior to Initial Start-Up
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Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: "Cleaning and Care").
Remove both ice packs from the freezer tray, if they are included with
your model.
Place the ice packs into a compartment or drawer only after the opti-
mal storage temperature of -18°C has been reached, and allow to
freeze.
After 24 hours place the ice packs at the front of the freezer tray.
Re-freeze thawed ice packs in the same fashion, e.g. after cleaning the
appliance.
Initial Start-Up
IZ" Insert plug into mains socket.
IZ" Press ON/OFF button. The green stand-by display lights up. The tempe-
rature display shows the current freezer compartment temperature
(actual temperature). The blinking red warning display indicates that
the required storage temperature has not yet been reached.
Note: Within 5 minutes after the appliance has been switched on, the
electronics initialise a self-test. The compressor does not start until
after completion of the self-test.
Set temperature to -18°C or colder (see section: "Temperature Adjust-
ment").
Note: The factory setting for the temperature of the freezer compart-
ment is -15°C.
Do not load freezer with goods until the temperature has reached
-18°C, or until the red warning display has gone out.
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Temperature Adjustment
I=" Press temperature regulator and free it from its recessed position. The
temperature display Is switched to a blinking display of the currently
selected reference temperature.
ES” Turn temperature regulator to left or right to select the desired refe-
rence temperature. The temperature display immediately indicates the
newly selected adjustment:
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Initial setting warmer colder
(-18°C) (to -15°C) (to -24°C)
Note: From a food sciences standpoint -18°C is considered to be a suf-
ficiently cold storage temperature.
U5" Push temperature regulator into its recessed position. The temperature
display is switched back to indication of the current actual freezer
compartment temperature.
Important! Please check red warning display and temperature display
regularly to assure maintenance of the storage temperature.
Switching the Appliance Off
In order to protect frozen goods, the appliance is guarded against acci-
dental switching off (child-proof).
IK” To switch off press and hold the ON/OFF button for about 5 seconds.
A so-called "count down" is started in the temperature display, which
counts backwards from "5" to "0". When "0" is reached the appliance
switches off. Illumination at the temperature display goes off.
Note (applies only to models with mains failure warning):
If you remove the plug or disconnect the circuit fuse without pre-
viously switching off the appliance with the ON/OFF button, an audible
warning signal makes you aware of the power interruption. The
warning signal can be temporarily silenced with the WARNING/OFF
button, but it nevertheless sounds again after 2 hours. In this case, con-
nect the appliance to the mains again and press and hold the ON/OFF
button for about 5 seconds.
If the appliance is to be removed from service for a lengthy period:
US” Switch appliance off by pressing and holding the ON/OFF button for
about 5 seconds.
E” Remove the mains plug or switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or
fuse.
I=" Defrost freezer compartment and clean thoroughly (see section: "Cle-
aning and Care").
ES” Leave door open after defrosting to avoid accumulation of odours.
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Control and Information Systems
The control and information systems consist of a temperature display,
an optical warning display and an acoustic warning device.
The system warns of:
- open appliance door (not included with all models);
- power interruption (not included with all models);
- excessive temperature in the freezer compartment;
- possible partial or complete thawing of frozen goods:
- functional disturbances at the appliance.
“Open Door"-Warning (not included with all models!)
When the door is open the red warning display blinks. If the door
remains open for more than 80 seconds, an audible warning also
sounds. If you need more time for loading or rearranging frozen goods,
you can switch off the audible warning by pressing the WARNING OFF
button.
Power Interruption (not included with all models!)
If the power supply is interrupted, an audible warning sounds at
20 second intervals. In addition, the current actual temperature in the
freezer compartment is indicated in blinking fashion by the tempera-
ture display (2 seconds on, 2 seconds off). After one hour the audible
warning only sounds at 40 second intervals.
The audible warning can be switched off for about 2 hours with the
WARNING OFF button.
In the event of a power interruption, the control and information
systems can maintain operation of the temperature display and
warning signal for up to 12 hours.
Temperature Warning
The red warning display blinks and an audible warning sounds, as soon
as the temperature in the freezer compartment climbs to more than
5°C above the selected reference temperature. A rise in temperature of
more than 5°C may be caused by:
- frequent door opening for long periods of time;
- loading with large quantities of warm foods;
— an error at the appliance.
Control and Information Systems
The audible warning can be switched off with the WARNING OFF but-
ton.
Both warning display and audible warning are automatically switched
off when the actual temperature in the freezer compartment falls to
4°C warmer than the selected reference temperature.
Note:
* The red warning display and the audible warning are inoperable:
after temperature adjustment, until the selected reference tempera-
ture has been reached (exception: actual temperature exceeds -10°C).
e Only the audible warning is inoperable:
— after the appliance is switched on, and until the selected reference
temperature has been reached for the first time;
- when the FAST FREEZE button is depressed.
Partial/Complete Thaw Warning
If frozen goods have been partially or completely thawed (e.g. during a
temporary power interruption), the red warning display blinks.
In addition the temperature display alternately indicates:
- the highest temperature to which the frozen goods have warmed;
- and the current actual temperature in the freezer compartment.
If suspicion of partial or complete thawing exists, please check the qua-
lity of the foods to determine if they can be used.
As soon as the temperature in the freezer compartment has again fal-
len below the critical thawing temperature of -4°C, the partial/com-
plete thaw warning can be switched off with the WARNING OFF
button.
Note: After the appliance has been switched on, the partial/complete
thaw warning remains inoperative until the selected reference tempe-
rature has been reached for the first time.
Function Errors
If the appliance electronics have detected a technical malfunction
which has to be corrected by a customer service technician, both opti-
cal and acoustic warnings are activated. In addition the temperature
display alternately indicates:
- an error message (error code F1, F2, etc.) and
- the current freezer compartment temperature (actual temperature).
Note: An appliance malfunction which is indicated by an error code,
must be corrected by a customer service technician. The acoustic
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warning can be switched off for 24 hours with the WARNING OFF but-
ton. Cancelling of the error display is possible by switching the
appliance off, which should however only be undertaken during repair
by the customer service technician.
Freezing
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Except for the bottom drawer, which serves for storage purposes, all
compartments and drawers are suited for freezing.
Attention!
* Before foods are frozen, the actual temperature in the freezer com-
partment must be -18°C or colder.
e Please observe indicated freezing capacity on the serial plate. The
freezing capacity represents the maximum amount of fresh goods
that can be frozen within 24 hours. If you freeze goods on several
days, one after the other, freeze amounts equal to 2/3 to 3/4 of the
capacity indicated on the serial plate.
* Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
For exploitation of maximum freezing capacity press the FAST FREEZE
button 24 hours prior to freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller quantities.
Yellow display lights up.
The FAST FREEZE button need not be pressed for freezing of small
quantities of up to 3 kg.
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 goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods.
Place packaged foods in the compartments or drawers. Unfrozen goods
may not come into contact with already frozen goods, otherwise the
frozen goods may start to thaw.
The appliance electronics recognise automatically when the FAST
FREEZE function can be ended, and switch it off automatically. Yellow
display goes out. You can also stop the FAST FREEZE function manually
by pressing the FAST FREEZE button again.
Tips:
* The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods:
— freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
- special cans for frozen goods;
— extra-thick aluminium foil
* The following are suited for sealing bags and wraps:
plastic clips, rubber bands or adhesive tape.
* Press air out of bags and wraps before sealing, because air encoura-
ges drying of frozen goods.
* Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
* Do not fill cans for frozen goods to the brim with liquid or paste-like
goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
Note for inspection authorities:
Batch plans for the determination of freezing performance or warm-up
time can be requested directly from the manufacturer.
Frozen Storage
Attention! Before initial loading of the freezer compartment with
previously frozen goods, the required storage temperature of -18°C
must be reached.
* load freezer only with packaged frozen goods, so that they do not
dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of
other frozen goods can occur.
* Please observe maximum storage times and expiry dates of frozen
goods.
In so far as possible store frozen goods separately according to type in
compartments and drawers. Some models are provided with index-tabs
which can be attached to compartment doors and drawers. In order to
identify the contents of individual compartments, attach the index-
tabs so that they cover the storage goods symbols (see section:
“Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar"). Thus you have a better
overview, avoid opening the door for long periods and therefore save
energy.
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Preparation of Ice Cubes
ES” Fill ice cube tray (not included with all models) 3/4 full with cold water
and place in the freezer tray or a drawer and allow to freeze.
IZ" To remove the finished ice cubes twist the ice cube tray or hold under
running water for a short time.
Attention! Do not, under any circumstances, free an ice tray which is
frozen to the appliance with pointed or sharp edged objects. Use a
spoon-handle or similar object.
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar
(not included with all models)
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goods.
* [he numbers indicate storage times in months for the appropriate
types of frozen goods. Whether the upper or lower value of the indi-
cated storage time is valid depends on the quality of the foods and
pre-treating before freezing. The lower value applies to foods with
high fat content.
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Maximum Load/Stacking Limit
In order to load large quantities or bulky freezer items, you can remove
the drawers (except for the bottom one) and place the freezer goods
directly onto the evaporator grid.
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goods may not extend above the marking on the left
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Defrosting
Moisture is precipitated in the form of white frost during operation
and when the door is open, especially on the evaporators. Remove this
white frost from time to time with a soft plastic scraper, e.g. a dough
scraper. Do not under any circumstances use hard or pointed objects
for this purpose.
The appliance should be defrosted when the thickness of the white
frost has reached about 4 mm; but at least once a year in any case.
A convenient time for defrosting is any time when the appliance is
empty, or only minimally loaded.
Warning!
* Do not use electrical heating appliances or any other mechanical or
artificial devices to speed up the defrosting process, with the excep-
tion of those recommended in these operating instructions.
* Do not use defrosting sprays, because they may be health endange-
ring and/or contain substances damaging to plastics.
US” If large quantities of frozen goods are in storage, press the FAST FREEZE
button about 12 hours prior to defrosting, so that the frozen goods can
build up a sufficient chill reserve.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods. |
Us” Remove frozen goods, pack them in several layers of newspaper, cover
them and store them in a cool place, e.g. in a refrigerator.
US” Switch appliance off and remove plug from the mains, or switch off or
turn out the circuit breaker or fuse.
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I=" Remove all drawers except for the one at the bottom. The bottom dra-
wer serves as a practical water collecting vessel.
Tip: In order to speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of hot
water in the appliance and close the door. Remove pieces of ice that
break away before defrosting is complete.
I=" After defrosting thoroughly clean the freezer interior, as well as
interior accessories (see section: "Cleaning and Care").
Cleaning and Care
For hygienic reasons the appliance interior, including interior accesso-
ries, should be cleaned regulariy.
Warning!
* The appliance may 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 accu-
mulate 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.
Attention!
* 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
parts.
* Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
5" Defrost the freezer compartment (see section: "Defrosting").
US Clean the appliance and the interior accessories with a cloth and luke-
warm water. Commercially available dish washing detergents may also
be used.
ES” 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.
After everything is dry place appliance back into service.
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.
e Only leave door open as long as necessary.
* Do not set temperature any colder than necessary.
* Place frozen goods into the refrigerator for thawing. Cold from fro-
zen goods is thus used for cooling in the refrigerator.
* Always keep the condenser at the back of the appliance clean.
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Interior lllumination
(not included with all models)
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If the appliance door remains open for more than 5 minutes, the
Interior illumination starts to blink and then switches off automatically
in order to save energy.
If the interior illumination does not light when the door is open, alt-
hough the temperature display is lit, the bulb is defective (see section:
"Replace light bulb").
Replace light bulb
(only for models with interior illumination)
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Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb
switch appliance off and remove the mains plug, or switch off or turn
out the circuit breaker or fuse.
Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 15 W, socket: E 14
To switch the appliance off press and hold both ON/OFF buttons for
about 5 seconds.
Remove mains plug.
Replace defective light bulb. The light bulb is accessible from the back
side of the lamp cover.
Adjust door contacter
(only for models with interior illumination)
If, for example, the illumination is not automatically switched off when
the door is closed, or if the "Open Door" warning signal sounds, the
contacter at the top of the door may need to be readjusted.
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IZ" Re-tighten phillips head screw.
NS” Please check,
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contacter towards the inner side of
the door.
- if illumination is switched off
when the door is closed
and
— If the audible warning signal
sounds after the door has been
open for about 80 seconds.
If not, readjust contacter again.
Customer Service
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If you cannot find the remedy for a malfunction in these operating
instructions, please contact your dealer or our customer service depart-
ment. Addresses and telephone numbers are listed in the accompanying
booklet "Guarantee Conditions/Customer Service Locations".
Selective ordering of replacement parts can save unnecessary travel
and costs. For this reason always provide the following appliance infor-
mation:
This information can be found on the serial plate in the interior at the
* Model Name
* Model Number (PNC)
e Serial Number (S-No.)
left of the appliance. We recommend that you enter this information
here, so that it is handy if needed.
If the temperature display should indicate an error (F1, F2, etc.), inform
customer service of the displayed error.
Note: The customer bears the costs of unjustified customer service
calls even during the guarantee period.
Noises during Operation
The following noises are characteristic of refrigeration appliances:
e Clicks
Whenever the compressor switches on or off, a click can be heard.
e 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), acci-
dent 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.
C 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
Fluids, which are used for refrigeration are called refrigerants. They
have a relatively low boiling point; so low, that the warmth of foods
in the refrigeration appliance can cause them to boil or vaporise.
® Refrigerant circuit
Sealed circulation system, in which the refrigerant is found. The refri-
gerant circuit consists for the most part of an evaporator, a compres-
sor, a condenser and tubing.
® Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. This warmth is with-
drawn from the appliance interior, which is thus cooled. Like all
fluids, refrigerants require warmth in order to be evaporated. For this
reason the evaporator is located in the appliance interior.
* Compressor
The compressor looks like a small bin. It is powered by an electric
motor and is housed at the back in the base of the appliance. It is the
task of the compressor to withdraw vaporous refrigerant from the
evaporator, to compress it and feed it to the condenser.
e Condenser
The condenser is usually in the form of a grid. Compressed refrigerant
from the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. Thus warmth is
released, which is given off into the surrounding air at the surface of
the condenser. The condenser is therefore outside of the appliance,
usually at the back.
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