Electrolux ECN30104W User Manual

Electrolux ECN30104W User Manual
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Chest Freezer
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Safety information
Control panel
First use
Daily use
Helpful hints and tips
Care and cleaning
What to do if…
Technical data
Environmental concerns
Subject to change without notice
Safety information
In the interest of your safety and to ensure
the correct use, before installing and first using the appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and warnings. To
avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents,
it is important to ensure that all people using
the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its
operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make sure that they remain
with the appliance if it is moved or sold, so
that everyone using it through its life will be
properly informed on appliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the
precautions of these user's instructions as
the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance
by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the
plug out of the socket, cut the connection
cable (as close to the appliance as you
can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to
close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door
seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid,
be sure to make that spring lock unusable
before you discard the old appliance. This
will prevent it from becoming a death trap
for a child.
General safety
Caution! Keep ventilation openings
clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal
household as explained in this instruction
• Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial means to speed up the thawing
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
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• 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
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which
the appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way. Any damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit,
fire and/or electric shock.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in
the appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall.2)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it
has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered
to. Refer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in
the freezer compartment as it creates
pressure on the container, which may
cause it to explode, resulting in damage to
the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.
Warning! Any electrical component
(power cord, plug, compressor) must be
replaced by a certified service agent or
qualified service personnel.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from
the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost
from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not
squashed or damaged by the back of
the appliance. A squashed or damaged power plug may overheat and
cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to the
mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do
not insert the power plug. There is a
risk of electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance
without the lamp cover1) of interior
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be
taken when moving it.
• Do not remove nor touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in
the appliance.
1) If the lamp cover is foreseen
2) If the appliance is Frost Free
Important! For electrical connection
carefully follow the instructions given in
specific paragraph.
• Unpack the appliance and check if there
are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged. Report possible
damages immediately to the place you
bought it. In that case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours
before connecting the appliance to allow
the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be around
the appliance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve sufficient ventilation
follow the instructions relevant to installation.
• The appliance must not be located close
to radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.
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• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine
spare parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer, in
either its refrigerant circuit or insulation
materials. The appliance shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse
and rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance
shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your
local authorities. Avoid damaging the
cooling unit, especially at the rear near
the heat exchanger. The materials used
on this appliance marked by the symbol
are recyclable.
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise.
The Pilot light will light up.
The Alarm light will light up.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator to the OFF position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
to obtain the maximum coldness.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside
the appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the lid is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
A medium setting is generally the most
Control panel
High temperature alarm light
Pilot light
Action Freeze light
Action Freeze switch
and Alarm reset
Action Freeze function
You can activate the Action Freeze function
by pressing the Action Freeze switch.
The Action Freeze light will light up.
This function stops automatically after 52
It is possible to deactivate the function at any
time by pressing Action Freeze switch. The
Action Freeze light will switch off.
High temperature alarm
An increase in the temperature in the freezer
(for example due to an power failure) is indicated by:
• switching on of the Alarm light
• sounding of buzzer.
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During the alarm phase, the buzzer can be
switched off by pressing the Alarm reset
During the alarm phase, don't place food inside the freezer.
When normal conditions are restored the
Alarm light will switch off automatically.
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time,
wash the interior and all internal accessories
with lukewarm water and some neutral soap
so as to remove the typical smell of a brandnew product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen and
deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food activate the Action
Freeze function at least 24 hours before placing the food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.
The maximum amount of food that can be
frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating
plate 3)
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during
this period do not add other food to be frozen.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2
hours on the higher settings.
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power
failure, if the power has been off for longer
than the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under "rising time", the
defrosted food must be consumed quickly or
cooked immediately and then re-frozen (after
Freezing Calendar
3) Refer to "Technical data"
The symbols show different types of frozen
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 treating before
Opening and closing the lid
As the lid is equipped with a tightly closing
seal, it is not easy to reopen it shortly after
closing (due to the vacuum formed inside).
Wait a few minutes before reopening the appliance. The vacuum valve will help you to
open the lid.
Warning! Never pull the handle with immense force.
Low frost System
The appliance is equipped with Low frost
System (you can see a valve inside the freezer in the backside) what reduces ice-build-up
in the chest freezer by up to 80 percent. That
means for you up to 5 years without defrosting.
Storage baskets
Hang the baskets on the upper edge of the
freezer (X) or place them inside the freezer (Y).
Turn and fix the handles for these two positions as shown in the picture.
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You can purchase additional baskets from
your local Service Centre.
The baskets will slide into each other.
The following pictures show how many baskets can be placed inside the various freezer
Security lock
The freezer is equipped with a special lock in
order to avoid accidental locking. The lock is
designed in such manner that you can turn
the key and thus close the lid only if you previously push the key into the lock.
In order to close the freezer do these steps:
1. push the key into the lock gently.
2. turn the key clockwise towards the symbol .
In order to open the freezer do these steps:
1. push the key into the lock gently.
2. turn the key counter-clockwise towards
the symbol .
Important! Spare keys are available at the
local Service Centre.
Warning! Keep the key well away from
Make sure to remove the key from the
lock before you discard the old appliance.
Helpful hints and tips
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which can
be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added
during this period;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to enable it
to be rapidly and completely frozen and to
make it possible subsequently to thaw only
the quantity required;
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages
are airtight;
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding
a rise in temperature of the latter;
• lean foods store better and longer than
fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life of
• water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment,
can possibly cause the skin to be freeze
• it is advisable to show the freezing in date
on each individual pack to enable you to
keep tab of the storage time.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer in the
shortest possible time;
• not open the lid frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.
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Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
3. Regularly clean the appliance and the accessories with warm water and neutral
soap. Clean the lid seal carefully.
4. Fully dry the appliance.
5. Connect the mains plug to the mains
6. Switch on the appliance.
Caution! Do not use detergents,
abrasive products, highly perfumed
cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the inner side of the appliance.
Prevent damage to the cooling system.
Important! There is no need to clean the
compressor area.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage
the plastics used in this appliance. For this
reason it is recommended that the outer casing of this appliance is only cleaned with
warm water with a little washing-up liquid
Defrosting the freezer
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 10-15 mm.
The best time to defrost the freezer when it
contains no or only a little food.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a
cool place.
3. Leave the lid open , remove the plug from
the defrost water drain and collect all defrost water on a tray. Use a scraper to remove ice quickly.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly and refit the plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain
the maximum coldness and run the appliance for two or three hours using this
7. Reload the previously removed food into
the compartment.
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost as you could damage the
appliance. 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.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
3. Remove all food.
4. Defrost and clean the appliance and all
5. Leave the lid open to prevent unpleasant
Important! If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a while to
prevent the food inside from spoiling in case
of a power failure.
What to do if…
Caution! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the power supply.
Only a qualified electrician or competent
person must do the troubleshooting that
is not in this manual.
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant
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Possible cause
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable (all the four feet should be on
the floor).
The compressor operates
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The lid has been opened too frequently.
Do not leave the lid open longer
than necessary.
The lid is not closed properly.
Check if the lid closes well and the
gaskets are undamaged and
Large quantities of food to be fro- Wait some hours and then check
zen were put in at the same time. the temperature again.
The High temperature
alarm light is on.
There is too much frost
and ice.
The lid doesn't close
Food placed in the appliance was
too warm.
Allow food to cool to room temperature before storing.
The temperature of the room that
contains the appliance is too high
for efficient operation.
Try to reduce the temperature in
the room where the appliance
It is too warm inside the freezer.
Refer to "High Temperature
The cabinet has been recently
switched on and the temperature
is still too high.
Refer to "High Temperature
Products are not wrapped properly.
Wrap the products better.
The lid is not shut properly or do
not close tightly.
Check if the lid closes well and the
gaskets are undamaged and
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The water drainage plug is not
correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage plug in
the correct way.
There is excessive frost.
Eliminate excess frost.
The lid gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean the lid gaskets.
Food packages are blocking the
Arrange the packages in the right
way, see the sticker in the appliance.
The lid is difficult to open. The lid gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean the lid gaskets.
The valve is blocked.
Check the valve.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
It is too warm in the freezer.
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a lower temperature.
The lid does not close tightly or it
is not shut properly.
Check if the lid closes well and the
gasket is undamaged and clean.
Before freezing the appliance was
not precooled sufficiently.
Pre-cool the appliance for enough
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Possible cause
Large quantities of food to be fro- Wait some hours and then check
zen were put in at the same time. the temperature again. Next time
insert smaller quantities of food to
be frozen at any one time.
Food placed in the appliance was
too warm.
Allow food to cool to room temperature before storing.
Products to be frozen are placed
too closely to each other.
Place the products in a way so that
cold air could circulate among
The lid has been opened often.
Try to not open the lid often.
The lid has been opened for a
long time.
Do not leave the lid open longer
than necessary.
It is too cold inside the
The temperature is not set correctly.
Set a warmer temperature.
The appliance does not
work at all. Neither cooling nor lighting works.
Plug is not connected to the
mains socket properly.
Connect the mains plug properly.
Power does not reach the appliance.
Try connecting another electrical
device to the power outlet.
The appliance is not switched on.
Switch on the appliance.
There is no voltage in the mains
socket (try to connect another
appliance into it).
Call an electrician.
Customer Service
If your appliance is still not working properly
after making the above checks, contact the
nearest service centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when
you apply for it you specify the model and
serial number of your appliance which can be
found either on the guarantee certificate or
on the rating plate located on the external
right side of the appliance.
Replacing the lamp
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
2. Replace the used lamp with a new lamp
of the same power (the maximum power
is shown on the lamp cover).
3. Connect the mains plug to the mains
4. Open the lid. Make sure that the lamp
comes on.
Warning! Do not remove the lamp cover
at the time of replacement.
Do not operate the freezer if the lamp
cover is damaged or missing.
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Technical data
Volume (gross)
Volume (net)
Rising Time
Energy Consumption
Freezing Capacity
Rated Power
Climatic Class
Further technical information are situated in
the rating plate on the external right side of
the appliance.
Warning! If you are discarding an old
appliance that has a lock or catch on the
lid, you must ensure that it is made
unusable to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Important! The appliance shall have the
plug accessible after installation.
This appliance can be installed in a garage or
cellar, but for optimum performance install
this appliance at a location where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work required to
install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Warning! This appliance must be
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
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Important! The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following
1 Green and Yellow:
3 Brown:
5 Blue:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead
of this appliance may not correspond with
the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to the terminal marked either with the
letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter
“N“ or coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire
is present and the cord clamp 4 is secure over the outer sheath.
5. Make sure the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.
6. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug
fitted 2 . In the event of having to change
the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA
approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a
13 amp socket is a serious safety
(shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
Ventilation requirements
1. Put the freezer in horizontal position on a
firm surface. The cabinet must be on all
four feet.
2. Make sure that the clearance between
the appliance and rear wall is 5 cm.
3. Make sure that the clearance between
the appliance and the sides is 5 cm.
The airflow behind the appliance must be
Environmental concerns
The symbol
on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product may
not be treated as household waste. Instead
it should be taken to the appropriate
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 council,
your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
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