Sibir (N-SR) V170KE User Manual

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v170 KE
822 70 67-01
MO-M 0609
Installation________________________________ 3
Electric operation_ _______________________ 5
Filling the Tank____________________________ 3
Changing the heating element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Lighting the Burner________________________ 3
troubleshooting_ _________________________ 6
Day/night regulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
appendix A - burner parts__________________ 7
maintenance_ ______________________________ 4
Cleaning Wick and Burner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
replacing the Wick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
cleaning the flue system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Defrosting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Points to remember. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
FIG. 1
Flue tube
Flue baffle
Fuel gauge
Seal ring
Lever arm
8. Lock the lever arm in the position were the sealing ring
seals against the flue tube.
• The cabinet should be installed on a firm floor and must be in
a horizontal position. Use a water level and check both ways
in the freezer compartment.
• Avoid locating the refrigerator in a room subject to high
temperatures or strong draughts.
• See that a space of at least 16 inches (400 mm) is left free
above the top of the cabinet to allow an unrestricted circulation of air, which is essential for the efficient operation of the
refrigerator. The ventilation opening at the top of the cabinet
must not be covered in any way.
• The refrigerator should not be placed in a small pantry or
similar location.
• The flue baffle must be positioned as shown on the illustration.
9. The burner should burn with a blue flame; a partly or
wholly yellow flame indicates an air gap and must be
10. When the burner is in position under the flue tube, adjust
the wick to produce a medium-high blue flame. Wait 30
minutes to allow the burner to warm up before making any
further wick adjustments.
To obtain better cooling, turn the wick up which raises the
light-blue flame. To make the refrigeration less cold, turn the
wick down to give a blue flame of reduced height. To maintain
steady cabinet temperatures the refrigerator should operate
continuously day and night.
Never operate the burner with a flame having yellow tips
or streaks on or in the bright blue lower portion, or with
a wholly yellow flame. Such conditions will result in rapid
carbonizing of the wick, smell, and possible damage to the
cooling unit. Do not force wick turner if it will not turn
readily, as this may be an indication that the burner needs
cleaning or that the wick should be replaced.
Filling the Tank
• Always use the kerosene funnel when filling the tank, and fill
until the gauge pointer approaches the red mark.
• Clean off any kerosene on the top of the tank. If kerosene
overflows, the tank should be removed from the refrigerator
and wiped clean.
• Do not let the tank run dry while the refrigerator is in use
because refrigeration will be interrupted and a portion of the
wick will be burned off, reducing the life of the wick.
Day/night regulator
In low ambient temperature (e.g. night in some areas) the
refrigerator may be too cold. By moving the lever (at the top of
the refrigerator) to position “moon” the flue baffle will be lifted
up about 320 mm which reduces the efficiency of the cooling
During day time when it is hot, the lever is to be moved to position “sun”. The flue baffle will return to normal position and
the refrigerator will operate normally.
Always use best quality burning kerosene (Paraffin) and
see that it is kept clean, dry and unadulterated. Under no
circumstances must vaporizing kerosene, petrol or spirit of
any kind be used.
Lighting the Burner
Remember that the kerosene lamp is an essential part of the
refrigerator and that care taken to maintain it in good condition
is well repaid. Before lighting a new wick for the first time,
allow the wick to become soaked with kerosene for at least two
FIG. 2
1. When lighting the burner, remove the gallery, lamp glass
and seal ring as one unit after turning the gallery anticlockwise to unlock, FIG. 2.
Do not attempt to light the burner by turning up the wick
as high as it will go, leaving the gallery in place, as this
will damage the wick and result in unsatisfactory refrigeration.
2. Adjust the wick turner so that the wick height is about 1/8”
(3 mm) above the top of the outer wick tube, FIG. 2.
. Light the wick. Allow the flame to travel round the wick,
and replace the gallery complete with lamp glass and seal
FIG. 3
4. Turn the gallery clockwise until locked securely in position. Should the flame be extinguished, relight, following
the above procedure.
. Push the tank into the tank holder underneath the cabinet
and at the rear of the refrigerator.
6. Slide the tank carefully forwards against the guide pin.
7. Carefully lift the tank by means of the lever arm and check
that the guide pin enter the hole in the bracket on the left
side of the burner, FIG. 3.
Make sure that the sealing ring on the top of the lamp glass
seals against the bottom of the flue tube, it should not be
any air gap between the flue tube and the sealing ring.
FIG. 4
Cleaning Wick and Burner
While the flame is burning, carbon forms on the top of the
wick, on the flange of the outer wick tube and on the surface
of the flame spreader. For the best refrigeration results and to
prolong the life of the wick, this carbon must be cleaned off
every two or three days for the first two weeks and at least
once a month thereafter, provided a good grade of kerosene is
used. When poor grade kerosene is used, the burner should be
cleaned at least once a week.
To clean the wick and the burner:
1. Loosen the lever arm and pull out the tank.
2. Remove the seal ring, lamp glass and gallery by turning it
anti-clockwise and lift off.
. Take out the flame spreader.
4. Insert the wick cleaner, (supplied with the burner) in the
burner tube and adjust the wick by pressing the cleaner
gently against the wick surface.
. Turn the wick cleaner in a clock-wise direction, gently
cleaning and reshaping the burning surface, FIG. 4. Be
careful not to fray the wick.
FIG. 5
6. The top surface of the properly cleaned wick should be
free from carbon and frayed fabric threads. It should slope
upwards to its inner top edge, which should be fairly even.
7. Blow off all loose carbon from the wick and burner, and
remove any dirt or carbon which has fallen into the burner
8. Reassemble the burner.
9. When cleaning the burner - take out the burner from the
tank and inspect the tails of the wick. If they are dirty,
unsuitable kerosene has been used and the tank must be
10. Empty the tank and put the dirty kerosene aside for other
11. Rinse the tank twice with clean kerosene and refill with
filtered kerosene.
replacing the Wick
10. Install the wick carrier on the wick, ensuring that the rack
of the wick carrier is on the same side as the wick turner,
FIG. 6.
1. Remove burner from tank.
2. Remove outer wick tube (see Burner Parts) by turning it
anti-clockwise to unlock, and lifting it off the burner.
11. Ease the wick and wick carrier downwards by pulling
gently on the bottom ends of the wick, and when the rack
of the wick carrier enters the annular opening, guide it
against the cog wheel on the wick turner.
. Turn the wick up as far as possible.
4. Pull the wick and the wick carrier out from the top of the
. Disengage the wick from the wick carrier.
12. Depress the wick carrier rack over the cog wheel of the
wick turner and move the wick down as far as it will go.
6. A new wick should be free from moister (water). Before
inserting the new wick, make sure that the flame spreader
is in position in the burner tube.
1. Be sure that the inside reinforcement tape of the wick slips
over the burner tube. If the wick gets stuck in the burner,
do not force the wick turner as this may damage the wick
7. New wicks have adhesive papers at the tail ends to afford
ease of replacement, and these should first be straightened
out. Put one of the papers through the opening around the
wick tube, and pull in the paper until the fabric end of the
wick is through the opening.
14. Replace the outer wick tube on the burner, pressing it
down and turning it clockwise to lock in position.
1. Check that the wick can be turned up and down readily.
8. Repeat the procedure with the other end of the wick in the
opposite opening around the wick tube, FIG. 5.
To prolong the life of the wick, it should be cleaned every two
or three days for the first two weeks and once a month thereafter, provided a good grade of kerosene is used. When poor
grade kerosene is used, the burner and wick should be cleaned
at least once a week. Only Aladdin wicks can be used in this
burner, see ”Appendix A- Burner Parts/Pièces du brûleur”.
9. When both wick tails are through the respective openings,
pull the wick through the burner until about 1” (25 mm) of
the tails protrudes below the bottom of the burner. Be careful not to fray the top of the wick during replacement.
cleaning the flue system
FIG. 6
Cleaning of the flue at least once every year is recommended.
Poor grade kerosene may cause the burner to smoke, and as
soot will then collect in the flue it should be cleaned immediately.
To clean the flue:
1. Remove the tank and burner.
2. Lift off the flue cap, complete with wire and flue baffle,
and place a sheet of paper underneath the flue tube to catch
the soot.
. Clean the flue with the brush supplied with the refrigerator.
4. After cleaning, ensure that the flue cap and baffle are refitted in position.
The refrigerator will not operate properly if the flue
baffle is not in place.
Electric operation
Check that the voltage stated on the data plate is the same
as the mains voltage in use. Plug the refrigerator power cord
into an easily accessible earthed wall socket. If no earthed
wall socket is available consult an electrician before using the
1. Remove all vaccine from the refrigerator.
2. Extinguish the flame.
. Leave the door and frozen storage compartment door open.
The frost will melt rapidly and run down into a receptacle
at the rear of the refrigerator where it evaporates.
Refrigerator temperature is kept at a constant level by means
of the thermostat. Select the temperature required by turning
the thermostat knob to a suitable figure. This knob is graduated
from 0 (marked by a spot) to 7 and MAX. At the MAX position the cabinet is set for continual operation, i.e. the thermostat is by-passed.
4. Defrost water in the freezer compartment should be
mopped up with a cloth.
It is advisable to clean the refrigerator in conjunction with
defrosting. Use lukewarm water and a non-perfumed detergent.
Never use scouring powder, steel wool or similar. Before starting the refrigerator again, dry out the frozen storage compartment and refrigeration space.
Refrigerator temperature is controlled by the thermostat only
when on electric operation. When running on kerosene, the
temperature is controlled by means of the knob on the kerosene
tank. To render the refrigerator completely electrically inert,
pull the plug out of the wall socket.
If the refrigerator is to remain out of use:
1. Extinguish the burner flame.
2. Empty the cabinet, defrost and clean it thoroughly.
Changing from kerosene operation to electric
operation or vice versa
. Leave the door ajar.
Points to remember
1. Extinguish the kerosene flame.
Keep the refrigerator level.
Defrost weekly or fortnightly.
Keep the burner clean.
Never use force to turn up the wick mover.
Do not overload the refrigerator so that the air cannot
circulate freely inside the cabinet.
• Use only good grade of kerosene-paraffin.
• Do not let the fuel tank run dry.
• Inspect the flame regularly. Make sure it is blue.
2. Plug the power cord into the wall socket.
. Set the thermostat.
Switching from electric to kerosene operation:
1. Pull the power cord out of the wall socket.
2. Start the refrigerator on kerosene.
Do not run the refrigerator on electricity and kerosene
simultaneously. Refrigerating efficiency will thereby be
somewhat impaired but above all the unit may overheat
and ruin the refrigerating system.
Changing the heating element
FIG. 7
The heater, which is fitted inside the boiler casing (B), FIG. 7,
of the refrigerator unit, can be changed as follows:
1. Pull the power cord out of the wall socket.
2. Remove the cover (C).
. Remove some insulation wool so that the heater (A) is
4. Open the terminal block cover and disconnect the heater
. Turn and lift the heater out of its pocket.
6. Fit the new heater into the pocket.
7. Connect the leads and close the terminal block cover.
8. Carefully put the insulation wool back into position and
close the cover of the boiler casing.
The refrigerator is not cold enough
• Air circulation restricted round the unit.
• Flame too low or too high.
• Evaporator heavily frosted.
Turn out the flame to defrost.
• Refrigerator overloaded.
Spread food stuffs on shelves to permit free air circulation in
the cabinet.
• Flickering flame (water in kerosene-paraffin).
Keep storage drum or container in dry place with lid on to
prevent condensed water to enter the container.
See that a space of at least 16 inches (400 mm) is left free
above the top of the cabinet, see “Installation”.
• Refrigerator not level.
Level cabinet so that the sides and the front are vertical. (Use
a water level).
• Yellow flame
- Incorrectly lit.
Relight correctly, see FIG. 2.
- Improper chimney seal,see FIG. 3.
- Wick requires cleaning.
Clean wick and burner, see FIG. 4.
- Needs new wick.
Replace the wick, see FIG. 5 and 6.
- Inferior grade of kerosene-paraffin.
Drain and refill the tank. Fit a new wick.
- Flue requires cleaning.
See “Cleaning the flue system”.
The refrigerator is too cold
• Yellow flame.
Burner incorrectly lit. Light the burner correctly, see FIG. 2.
• Flame too high.
Turn down the flame.
Appliances bearing this symbol must be
deposited at the designated local reception
point for the disposal of electrical and
electronic equipment.
It is not permitted that this product be disposed of by way of the normal household
refuse collection system.
appendix A - burner parts
Burner Parts (Aladdin 23E)
1. Seal ring
2. Lamp glass
. Gallery
4. Outer wick tube
. Flame spreader
6. Burner base
7. Wick turner
8. Wick cleaner
9. Wick carrier
10. Wick
11. Burner complete (without lamp glass and seal ring).
Sibir International AB


Key Features

  • Keeps food fresh for longer periods of time
  • Energy-efficient operation
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Spacious interior
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Reversible door
  • Day/night regulator
  • High-quality burner
  • Easy to clean

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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I install the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The Sibir (N-SR) V170KE is easy to install. Simply follow the instructions in the manual.
How do I adjust the temperature of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The temperature of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE can be adjusted by using the thermostat knob.
How do I clean the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The Sibir (N-SR) V170KE is easy to clean. Simply wipe down the exterior with a damp cloth and clean the interior with a mild detergent.
What is the capacity of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The Sibir (N-SR) V170KE has a capacity of 170 liters.
What are the dimensions of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The dimensions of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE are 545 x 595 x 1440 mm.
What is the weight of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The weight of the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE is 42 kg.
What is the warranty on the Sibir (N-SR) V170KE?
The Sibir (N-SR) V170KE comes with a 1-year warranty.
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