AEG ARC0532-1GS User manual

AEG ARC0532-1GS User manual
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Operating Instructions
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Before putting your new refrigerator into operation, please read through attentily these
instructions for use. They contain important information for using safely, for installing and
caring the machine.
Explanation of the technical terms employed in this operating manual you will find at the
end, in chapter "Technical terms”.
Keep your operating manual for looking it up later. Pass it on to the eventual second
owner of th appliance.
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The safety of our refrigerators (deep-freezers) complies with acknowledged rules of
technology and with the law of safety for appliances. Yet we feel compelled to acquaint
you with the following safety hints:
Proper use
(J The refrigerator is destined to be used in households. It is adapted for freezing in and
deep-freeze storing food as well as making ice. Should the appliance be attended in
a way alien from its destination, the manufacturer cannot assume responsibility for
possible damages.
(J Reconstruction or altering the refrigerator is not allowed for safety reasons. Should
you happen to use the refrigerator industrially or for other purposes than for deep-
freeze storing and freezing in food, please take notice of the legal regulations in force
for your area.
Cooling agent
The appliance holds isobutane (R600a) as cooling agent, a natural gas with high
environment compatibility but inflammable.
(3 When transporting or installing the appliance, bé careful that no parts of the cooling
agent circuit be damaged.
(I In case of a damage in the cooling agent circuit
— avoid open fire and sources of ignition by all means,
— ventilate well the room where the appliance has been installed.
Prior to the first putting into operation
(J Check the refrigerator for transport damages. By no means do connect a damaged
appliance! In case of a damage contact your supplier.
Safety of children
(3 Packing parts (e.g. foils, styropore) can be dangerous to children. Risk of suffocation!
Keep off children from packaging material. |
J Please make worn-out old appliances useless before disposal. Pull off plug, remove
power cord, dismount or destroy spring- or bolt-locks. Through that you can prevent
playing children from locking themselves in the appliance (risk of suffocation!) or getting
into other dangerous situations. Children may often not recognize dangers laying in
handling domestic appliances. Therefore take care of the necessary supervision and
do not let children play with the appliance.
In every-day operation
(1 Containers with inflammable gases or liquids in them can suffer leakages due to the
effect of cold. Risk of explosion! Do not store containers with inflammable materials
as e.g. spray boxes, lighter fill-up cartridges etc. in the refrigerator. Bottles and tins are
not permitted to be put in the freezing section. They can split when their content becomes
frozen —in case of a content including carbon dioxide even explode! Never put lemonades,
juice, beers, wines, champagnes etc. in the freezing section. Exception: high-percentage
spirits may be stored in the freezing section.
(3 Do not take ice-cream and ice cubes out ot the freezing section directly in the mouth.
Very cold ice can freeze fast to lips or tongue and give rise to injuries. Do not touch
deep-frozen food with wet hands. Hands can be frozen fast to to them.
(3 No electric appliances (e.g. electric ice machines, stirrers, etc.) may be run in the
(J Before cleaning, switch off essentially the appliance and pull off power cord or switch
off resp. turn off fuse in the house.
[3 Pull main plug always by the plug out of the wall socket, never by the cable... Should
ever a trouble appear with the appliance, have a look first at chapter "Trouble shooting”
in this operating manual. If the hints listed there do not help forward, do not carry out
any additional works by yourself. Repairs on the refrigerator are permitted to be
performed by professionals only. From unskilled repairs, considerable risks to the user
may arise. Contact your specialist dealer or our after-sales service in case of repairs.
Information on appliance packing
All materials used are environment-friendly. They may be deposited orin garbage burning
plants burned up without any risk!
Relating to materials: Plastics may be also reutilized and are marked as follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. in the external cover and bags inside
>PS< for foamed polystyrol, e.g. in cushion parts, essentially CKW-free.
Cardboard parts are made of waste paper and should be handed over for waste paper
Disposal of old appliances
For reasons of environment protection, refrigerators are to be disposed of in a professional
manner. This applies to your appliance up to now as well and — after it will have served
its time one day — even to your new appliance.
Disposal hints:
— It is not permitted to dispose of the appliance with the domestic or hygienic garbage.
— The cooling agent circuit, especially the heat exchanger at the back of the appliance
must not be damaged.
— Information on disposal dates or dumps you can get from local sanitary authorities or
communal administration.
Site for installation
Install the refrigerator (freezer) in a well ventilated and dry room. An optimum place of
installation for freezers is the cellar.
Ambient temperature influences power consumption. Therefore the appliance should:
— not be exposed to direct radiation of the sun,
— not stand close to radiators, next to a kitchen-range or other heat sources,
— only stand in a spot where the ambient temperature is in accordance with the climate
class the appliance is designated for.
The climate class is indicated on the data plate on the left in the interior of the appliance.
The following table shows ambient temperatures various climate classes are associated
Climate class for ambient temperature of
SN +10°to +32°C
N +16°to +32°C
ST +18°to +38°C
T +18°to +43°C
Ifinstalling close to a heat source cannot be avoided, the following minimum side distances
are to be observed:
to electric stove 3 cms, to oil and coal stoves 30 cms. Otherwise a heat protection plate
Will be necessary between appliance and stove.
When the refrigerator stands next to another cooler or freezer, a lateral distance 5 cms
in order that no perspiration water arises on the outside.
Refrigerator needs air
Air is fed in from the front below the machine and ventilated along the back wall upwards.
In order that air can circulate, do not cover or disadjust these ventilating apertures.
Important! If the appliance will be installed e.g. under an upper cupboard or in a stand,
a distance of minimum 10 cms should be kept between the upper edge of the appliance
and the piece of furniture put over it resp. the shelf situated above it.
Alignment of the appliance
O The refrigerator (freezer) should have a levelled down and solid position. Make even
possible unevennesses by means of appropriate shims.
Electrical connection
Warning — this appliance must be earthed
Please ensure that the voltage and current indicated on the rating plate with voltage of
your electricity supply.
220/240 volts (i.e. 220/240 V AC).
If your appliance has been equipped with a mains lead with a moulded-on type plug, you
must comply with the following regulations: The plug moulded on to the cord incorporates
a fuse. For replacement, use a 13 amp BS 1362 fuse. Only ASTA approved or certified
fuses should be used. The fuse cover/carrier be must replaced in the event of changing
the fuse. The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is lost. A replacement
cover/carrier must be obtained from an electrical goods retailer. If the socket outlets in
your home are not suitable for the plug fitted to the appliance, then the plug must be cut
off and an appropriate one fitted. When fitting the plug please note the following points:
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow Earth a
Blue Neutral
Browd °° Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with
the coloured markings identiflying the terminals in your plug. proceed as folllows:
1. The wire which is coloured green nd yellow must be connected to the earth terminal
in your plug, wich is marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol lor coloured
green, or green and yellow.
2. The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the live terminal which is
marked with the letter L or coloured red.
3. The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the neutral terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire are securely retained in each terminal.
Do not forget to tighten the mains lead clamp on the plug.
Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard.
Ensure that the cut-off is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240 V AC
Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information.
The rating plate is inside, on the left.
The door stop can be changed from right (transporting position) to left, if site and operability
make this necessary.
Figure 1 Figure 2
(3 Take off covering of upper door bearing and screw off upper door bearing (figure 1).
Open the door carefully and lift it off upwards.
(J Lift off carefully both hole covering pins above in the casing by means of a small
screwdriver and press them into the free screw holes above on the right.
(3 Screw off the lower door bearing (figure 2), change it to left and tighten it.
Put in upper door bearing on the left above and tighten it to the casing. Put on the
covering of the upper door bearing.
(3 Unscrew door handle.
DJ Lift out carefully hole covering pins in the door on the right by means of a small
screwdriver and put them into the free screw holes on the left door side. Screw on
door handle to the right doorside.
The refrigerator has, like all new appliances, some own smell. Clean the inside of the
appliance and all fittings prior to the first starting (see chapter "Cleaning and caring”).
Figure 3
Position 0: cooling off, appliances switched off.
Position NORMAL: Advisable setting for storing deepfrozen food
Position SUPER: Advisable setting for rapid freezing in of fresh food (see also chapter
"Freezing in”)
General: Turning in clockwise direction will result in lower temperatures in
the freezing section. Turning in anticlockwise direction will result in
warmer temperatures in the freezing section.
(3 Put power plug into wall socket.
J Turn temperature regulator to the position NORMAL.
Hint: Check the temperature ofthe freezing section by means of a commercial thermometer
with a measuring range of about —30° to +30°C.
Following influences are decisive on the temperature of the freezing section:
— Ambient temperature, я
— Mass of the stored food,
— Frequent or long lasting opening of the door.
[3 The optimum storing temperature amounts to —~18°C. Readjust the temperature after
some hours, if necessary.
3 For switching off the appliance turn the temperature regulator of the appliance to the
position 0.
Should the machine be put out of operation for a longer period:
(J Switch off machine and pull out mains plug or switch off or screw off the fuse. Clean
the interior thoroughly (see chapter "Cleaning and caring”). After that leave open the
door for avoiding smell forming.
— Please take care of the freezing capacity given on the data plate. The freezing capacity
is the maximum mass of the fresh goods that can be frozen in within 24 hours. If you will
be freezing in fresh food for several days one after the other, please take only 2/3 or 3/4
of the mass indicated on the data plate.
— Once defrosted food is not permitted on any account to be frozen in for a second time
without further processing (cooking in the case of ready-made meals).
Hint: Let warm food cool off before putting it in the freezing section. Heat would otherwise
result in a stronger ice forming and in higher energy consumption. If you want to make
most of the maximum freezing capacity, turn the temperature regulator for 24 hours — for
smaller quantities for 4 to 6 hours — to the position SUPER before freezing in.
О) Рог smaller quantities up to 1 kg you need not turn the temperature regulator to the
position SUPER. In the freezing section, however, the storing temperature has to
descend to as low as —18°C.
@ Before freezing in, wrap up every food unit air-tight and without any air inclusion in
order that it does not desiccate, does not lose flavour and no taste be carried over to
other deep-frozen goods.
Caution! Do not touch deep-frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can be frozen fast
on them.
O Lay wrapped-in food on the grill in the freezing section for freezing in. Take care of
keeping separate not yet frozen and already frozen goods, Frozen goods may otherwise
(J Abour 24 hours after having laid in food, turn back the temperature regulator again to
the position NORMAL.
Hints for freezing in:
Suitable for wrapping in deep-frozen goods are as follows:
— freezing bags and foils made of polyethylene,
— Special boxes for deep-frozen goods,
— aluminium foil, extra strong.
Use plastic clamps, rubber rings or adhesive tapes for closing bags and foils. Smooth
previously out air from bags and foils, as air can promote desiccation of deepfrozen goods.
Shape if possible small flat parcels. They will freeze through more quickly. Do not fill
boxes for deep-frozen goods up to the upper edge with liquid or mushy deepfozen goods,
since liquids will still expand during freezing.
Hints for testing places
Piling schemes for finding out freezing capacity resp. defrosting time can be required
directly from the manufacturer.
Deep-frozen storage
Attention! Before first loading the freezing section with already frozen cold-storage goods
the required storing temperature of —18°C should be attained. Store in only wrapped-in
storage goods in order that they do not desiccate, do not lose their flavour and tastes be
not carried over on other cold-storage goods.
Take care of the storage duration resp. of the durability date of deep-frozen products.
During operation and on opening the door, moisture precipitates in the form of white frost
in the inside, especially above on the ceiling. Remove this white frost from time to time
by means of the enclosed plastic scraper. Use by no means metal objects for this purpose.
Defrosting shall take place on every occasion when the frost layer has attained a thickness
of about 4 millimetres. A suitable moment for defrosting is when the machine is empty
or only a little loaded.
for creating enough cold reserve in the frozen goods for interrupting operation.
Caution! Do not touch the deep-frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can be frozen
fast to them.
0) Take out deep-frozen goods, wrap in several layers of newspaper and store them
covered at a cold site, e.g. in a fridge.
3 Switch off machine and pull out main plug or switch off resp. screw out the fuse.
(J Leave the door open.
Hint: You can accelerate the defrosting process by putting a pot with hot water in the
machine and closing the door. In addition, take out falling pieces of ice before thawing
is completed.
Open the door for collecting thawing water and put a container under the thawing water
gutter (figure 4).
Figure 4
After defrosting, clean the freezing section, interior fittings included, thoroughly (see
chapter "Cleaning and caring”).
The inside of the appliance, interior fittings included, should be regularly cleaned for
hygienic reasons.
— Some organic solvents would attack plastic parts in the same way as etheric oils (e.g.
juice of lemon or orange peels, butyric acid).
(3 Do not use scrubbing and acetic-acid containing cleaning agents. Clean the inside,
interior fittings included, with a rag and lukewarm water. Add eventually some
(J washing-up detergent. After that, rewipe with clean water and rub dry well.
(J Clean once a year carefully also the condenser at the back of the machine by means
of a soft brush or with a vacuum cleaner. Dust deposits on the condenser reduce the
cooling performance and increase energy consumption. After everything has been
made thoroughly dry, the machine may be put into operation again.
Do not install the machine close to stoves, radiators or other heat sources. At high
temperatures the compressor would be running more often and longer. Take care of good
air feeding and ventilation. Never cover up ventilating apertures.
Let hot meals first cool off before putting them into the machine. Leave the door open
only for as long as needed. Do not set temperature for cooler than needed.
Keep always clean the condenser at the back of the machine.
It is possible that with a trouble there is only question of a small defect that you can
remedy yourself by means of the following advices. Do not carry out any other works by
yourself, if the following information does not help you forward in a concrete case.
Warning! Repairs on the refrigerator are permitted to be carried out only by professionals.
Through unskilled repairs considerable dangers may arise to the user. In case of repair,
contact your special dealer or our aftersales service.
Trouble Possible cause/remedy
Appliance does
not operate Temperature regulator is set to position
— 0 (see "Putting into operation — Temperature setting”)
— Power cord is not inserted or is loose.
— Fuse is blown or not switched on/screwed in.
— Wall socket is damaged. Troubles of the electric network can be
remedied by your electrician.
Temperature of
the freezing section
is not sufficient — The temperature is not set correctly (see chapter "Putting into
operation — Temperature setting”).
— The door was open for a longer time or greater amounts of warm
food have benn stored in during the last 24 hours.
— Ventilating aperture under the appliance is blocked/covered resp.
air cannot draw off at the back of the appliance. Do not cover/block
air aperture under the appliance resp. air outlet upwards.
— The appliance stands close to a heat source (see chapter "Site
of installation”). Hard frost forming in the appliance, possibly also
at the door packing.
— Door packing is not tight (possibly after changing door stop).
Remedy: At the leaky spots warm door packing carefully with a
hair-dryer (not warmer than cca. 50°C). At the same time pull into
form the warmed door packing by hand so that it fits on again
After changing
temperature setting,
compressor does
not start at once — ltis normal, there is no trouble. The compressor would start after
some time.
If you do not find any remedy for a trouble in this operating manual, please contact your
specialist dealer or our after-sales service. Telephone numbers are given in the enclosed
booklet "Terms of guarantee/After-sales service points”. For saving needless ways and
costs please submit following data of your appliance:
— model designation
— product number
— manufacturing number
You find these data on the data plate on the left of the inner side of the machine. For
having these data quickly ready at hand, it is advisable to enter them here.
Hint: Unwarranted call of the after-sales services is even during guarantee time liable to
Following noises are characteristic of refrigerators:
Clicking As often as the compressor switches on or off, a clicking is to be
Buzzing As soon as the compressor runs, you hear it buzz.
Bubbling/plashing When the cooling agent streams in the thin pipes, you may hear
bubbling resp. plashing noises. Even after the swiching-off of the
compressor this noises is to be heard still for a short time.
The refrigerator is designated for households and was manufactured considering stan-
dards valid for these appliances.
In manufacturing in particular, measures were taken which are required according to the
(German) Law for safety of appliances (GSG), Regulation of work safety for refrigerators
(VBG 20) and the Regulations of the Association Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker
C € The cooling circuit has been tested for tightness.
This appliance meets the following EC-guidelines:
— 73/72/ECE of 19.02.1973 - Low-voltage guidelines
— 89/336/ECC of 03.05.1989
(alteration guideline 92/31/EEC included) — EMA guidelines
Cooling agent
Liquids which can be used for producing cold are called cooling agents. They have a
relatively low boiling point, that low that he heat of the food stored in the refrigerator can
result in boiling resp. evaporating them.
Cooling agent circuit
A closed-circuit system with the cooling agent in it. The cooling agent circuit basically
consists of an evaporator, a compressor, a condenser as well as piping.
In the evaporator the cooling agent evaporates. Like all liquids, the cooling agent needs
heat for evaporating. The heat is drawn from the inside of the appliance which cools off
as a result. That is why the condenser is arranged in the inside of the appliance.
The compressor looks like a drum. It is driven by a built-in electromotor and is arranged
in the socle area of the appliance. The compressor serves for drawing the cooling agent
in vapour state from the evaporator, for compressing and leading it to the condenser.
The condenser has mostly the shape of a grill. In the condenser the cooling agent
compressed by the compressor is therefore arranged outside, mostly at the back of the
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