AEG ARC3194GA, ARC2294GA, ARC2794GA User manual

AEG ARC3194GA, ARC2294GA, ARC2794GA User manual
No-Frost Upright Freezer
Operating Instructions
lllustrations 3-5
General instructions 15
The no-frost system 15
Your freezer needs air 16
Changing over the door hinges 17
Control panel 18
Multi-function control and information system 18-19
Starting up 20
Temperature regulation 20
Storing deep frozen food 21
Defrosting and cleaning 21-22
Switching off the appliance | 22
Faults and servicing 22
Hints on energy saving 23
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If your new appliance has been bought as a replace-
ment for an older model, please make the old appli-
ance unusable at once: pull the plug out of the sock-
et, cut the connecting lead off, and dispose of the
plug together with the remaining lead in an
environmentally friendly manner.
Any catch or lock on your old appliance should also
be made unusable before you put the appliance
away or hand it over to be disposed of in an environ-
mentally friendly manner. In this way you can pre-
vent children locking themselves in when playing and
thus endangering their lives.
Please make sure that the pipelines of your freezer
are not damaged before collection for
environmentally appropriate disposal.
Information on the packaging of
the appliance
All materials used are environmentally compatible.
They can be safely thrown away on a rubbish dump
or burnt in a refuse incinerator.
Concerning the materials: the plastics can also be re-
used and are labelled as follows:
PE for polyethylene (polythene), e.g. for the outer
foil and for the bags inside
PS for polystyrol foam, e.g. for the padding, manu-
factured entirely without chlorofiuorocarbons
The cardboard parts are manufactured from recy-
cled paper and should be returned for collection as
scrap paper.
General tips
You have just purchased an upright freezer which
has been produced according to the standards appli-
cable to these appliances. During manufacture, the
necessary measures have been taken as required by
the Appliance Safety Act, the Accident Prevention
Regulations for Refrigerating Installations (VBG 20),
and the Requirements of the Association of German
Electrical Engineers (VDE).
The refrigeration circuit has been checked for leak-
age. The appliance is radio-interference suppressed
in accordance with EC Directive 82/499/EC as well
as with the Standard relating to the Retroactive Ef-
fect on the Mains supply EN 60 555 Parts 1-3 / DIN
VDE 0838 Parts 1-3, June 1987.
Before starting up, we recommend you to read the
following instructions for use, since only by doing so
can you benefit from all the advantages offered by
your freezer.
These instructions for use are intended for several
technicaliy comparable models with different equip-
ment. Piease only take note of the instructions that
apply to your particular version.
The No-frost system
Fig. 10
The freezing of fresh food and the storage of deep-
frozen food is made possible by cold air.
A condenser (3) in the No-frost system cools the air
in the interior of the appliance which 15 then circulat-
ed and evenly distributed by a fan. This constant, cir-
culating stream of air ensures a dry freezing climate
with low fluctuations in temperature and little differ-
ence in temperature from one part of the freezer
compartment to another. The moisture in the airis
separated out by the condenser, which de-frosts it-
seff automatically whenever necessary, always
bearing in mind the need to conserve energy.
The thaw-water is led out to the cooling unit where it
is evaporated by the heat generated there.
The freezing compartment and the items stored in it
are thus always free of frost and ice, and there is no
need for manual defrosting.
in order to avoid any damage, do not attempt to
open the front cover of the no-frost condenser (3).
Commercial use
Should you use your home freezer commercially or
for purposes other than refrigeration, freezing, and
deep frozen storage of food and drinks, you must
observe the legal requirements applicable to your
Choice of location
If possible, your freezer should be installed in a dry,
well-ventilated room.
Its installation in a damp room or the occurrence of
weather-dependent high air humidity may temporari-
ly lead to precipitation of moisture (dew formation)
on the outside of the freezer compartment.
Never install near a heater or oven, or in direct sun-
shine. if installation beside a heat source is unavoid-
able, the following minimum distances at the sides
are to be complied with: To electric cookers 3 cm, to
oil or coal fired cookers 30 cm.
Install a heat protection panel between the two appli-
ances. In case of installation beside a refrigerator or
freezer, a distance of 2 cm is necessary on air circu-
lation grounds and to avoid condensation.
Do not install in a room whose temperature may ex-
ceed +38 °C for any length of time.
The appliance should be installed on a firm, horizon-
tal surface. Correct any floor irregularities by twist-
ing the adjustable feet in or out.
Removing the adhesive tapes
For transport purposes, the door is secured with ad-
hesive tapes on the housing.
Remove any possible adhesive tape residues with a
cleaner or petrol.
Removing the transport
Fig. 1
Open the freezer door to an angle of 90° and lift out
the protective packing as shown in the sketch.
Your freezer needs air
Fig. 2
The cooling unit is designed for maintenance-free
However, what it does need is plenty of air circulat-
ing past it, so that the heat generated alongside the
rear wall of the appliance can be dissipated.
Air is drawn in under the appliance and passes out
through the gap at the back of the storage shelf on
top. Never obstruct these openings.
Both wall spacers are to be inserted into wall space
holders rigidly connected to the plinth (see diagram)
in order to achieve the right distance between the
wall and the ventilation grille.
Good provision for air inlet and outlet must also be
made if your appliance is surrounded by high level or
low level cupboards.
The air outlet openings into the room must each be
at least 200 cm?
The minimum clearance between the top edge of the
appliance and any overhead cupboard fixed above it
should be at least 5 cm.
Electrical connection
Please ensure that the voltage and current indicated
on the rating plate agree with the 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 mouided 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/ carri-
er must be 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 accor-
dance with the following code:
Green and Yellow Earth
Blue Neutral
Brown Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, pro-
ceed as follows:
1. The wire which is coloured green and yeliow must
be connected to the earth terminal in your plug,
which is marked with the letter E or by the earth
symbol + or coloured green, or green and yel-
2. The wire which is coloured brown must be con-
nected to the live terminal which is marked with
the letter L or coloured red.
3. The wire which is coloured blue must be connect-
ed 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 sock-
et is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the
cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240 V AC
Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information The rating
plate 1s located on the inside of the appliance, high
up on the left-hand side.
Plug socket
The plug socket necessary for connection of the
freezer to the electricity supply should be positioned
so thatit is possible to pull out the appliance plug.
Changing over the door hinges
Figs. 3, 4, and 5
Before connecting your freezer to the power supply,
you should check whether the door must be re-
hinged to open from the right (as delivered) to open-
ing from the left, if this is required by the installation
position or for ease of operation.
Place the freezer on its left-hand side, with a mat un-
derneath it so that the external housing is not dam-
To remove the door, unscrew the bearing pin (A). Lift
the door oft from underneath and take it out side-
Store the door where it cannot be damaged, as well
as the bearing pin (A). Unscrew the four cross-head
bolts (B) from the plinth and keep them safely. Re-
move the plinth and change over the right-hand door
hinge (C) and the left-hand blind plinth bearing as
shown in the sketch. Screw the bearing pin (A) back
into the door-hinge and screw the plinth on again.
Set the freezer upright again.
Reposition the eccentric bearing bush (G). Take out
the hinge-pin (D) with the spiral spring (E) and fit
them in to the door on the left-hand side at the top.
Fit the door onto the bearing pin (A), press the pin (D)
In until it clicks into place upwards in the door-hinge.
Unscrew and reposition the handle of the freezer
door. Cover over the screw holes with snap-in cov-
Aligning the door
Fig. 6
If necessary, the left-hand top edge of a door hinged
on the right, or the right-hand top edge of a door
hinged on the left, can be raised or lowered.
Remove door.
Remove bearing pin (A). Lift door from door bearing
below and remove downwards.
Remove eccentric bearing bush (F) from door and
change round as required. Refit door. |
QUICK door release
Your freezer is equipped with a QUICK door release
- an opening mechanism integrated in the door han-
die — easy door opening is possible at all times.
Please make sure that both carriers engage the first
foid of the door seal behind the magnet insert which
you can feel with your fingers.
Symbols for stored food
Fig. 7
Some freezer models are provided with food sym-
bois on the drawers. Sort the food to be frozen ac-
cording to type and place it in separate drawers.
Place the markers supplied on the appropriate sym-
bols. in this way you can keep better track and will
save time when retrieving the food, as the door will
be left open for as short a time as possible, thus sav-
ing electricity.
Freezer calendar
Fig. 7
The figures next to the symbols indicate the maxi-
mum storage time in months, whereby several types
of food have been grouped under each set of fig-
Further details are contained in the freezer book,
Transparent drawers
Several models are equipped with transparent draw-
ers. Sort the food to be frozen according to type, and
place it in separate drawers.
Thus you can tell at a glance where a particular type
of food is stored and where you will have space
available for storage. This means that the door will
be left open for as short a time as possible, thus sav-
ing electricity.
Removing the freezer drawers
Fig. 8
The stable freezer drawers are protected against tilt-
ing and are held by retainers in their end position.
This ensures safe and convenient storage and re-
moval of frozen food.
To remove, pull the drawer out as far as it will go, tilt
it upwards, and withdraw it forwards.
Taking a drawer out is particularly useful if you are
freezing or storing items which are too large to fit
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into one drawer. You can then stack the drawer
below it correspondingly higher.
Separate freezer drawer with
battery and ice-cube trays
Figs. 10 and 11
In the freezer there is a separate freezer drawer (Fig
10 (1)) with a battery compartment and two shaped
Before starting up, please fit the battery into the
compartment provided {Fig 11 (10)).
ice can be produced in various shapes and sizes in
the two ice moulds.
in the freezer tray, berries can be pre-frozen and
then packed a portion at a time in the other freezer
drawers. The berries then retain their shape.
The separate freezer tray also serves for the storage
of small frozen items, e.g. herbs.
Internal lighting
Your freezer is fitted with internal lighting which au-
tomatically switches on when the freezer door is
The 15 W bulb is located under the indicator and
control panel at the top of the appliance.
The freezer contents are also thereby readily ¡dentifi-
able even in dimly lit rooms.
The lighting is automatically switched off when the
door is closed.
Adjustment of contact sensor
for door acoustic warning and/
or internal lighting
Fig. 9
If e.g. even when the door is closed, the lighting does
not switch off automatically or the door acoustic
warning sounds, you must re-adjust the contact sen-
sor at the top of the door.
For this purpose, loosen the cross-headed screw of
the contact sensor and shift the contact sensor to-
wards the inside of the door.
Retighten the screw.
Check the function of the internal lighting and/or
door acoustic warning by opening and closing the
door, ensuring that the acoustic warning sounds not
later than 80 seconds after the door has been
opened if it has still not been closed.
Cleaning before starting up
In common with all new appliances, your freezer will
emit a specific odour when new.
it is therefore advisable to clean the interior of the
freezer and all accessories before use (see also "de-
frosting and cleaning’).
Control panel
Fig. 11
Green pilot light for mains power
Button for switching on
Lockable off-switch (child-proof)
Yellow pilot light for fast freezing
Short-stroke button for fast freezing
Digital temperature indicator
Retracting temperature regulator
Warning indicators:
8.1 Function
8.2 Too warm/defrosting
8.3 Temperature
8.4 Open door
8.5 Battery voltage
9 Short-stroke acknowledgement button for
switching off acoustic warning of warm-up
10 Battery compartment
Multi-function control
and information system
Fig. 11
In addition to the temperature indicator (6), your
freezer has a system for informing you about the
current status of your freezer anditems being stored
in it. The system can be divided into a visible (8) and
an audible warning system. The visible warnings
consist of 5 symbols (8.1-8.5) which indicate the fol-
8.1 “Tool” symbol: malfunction. The electronic con-
tro! unit on your freezer has detected a technical
defect which will have to be repaired by our
after-sales service. You will find more details un-
der "Breakdowns and after-sales service”.
The warning signal can be turned off tor 24
hours by pressing the acknowledgement button
8.2 "Drip” symbol: too warm / defrosting. Because
of an interruption in the mains supply lasting a
long time, or for some other reason, the frozen
tood being stored has warmed up to the point
where it is too warm and starting to defrost. At
the same time the audible warning system
draws your attention to this state of affairs, and
the temperature indicator shows alternately the
maximum temperature (i.e. the highest level the
temperature has reached) and the temperature
at that moment. The audible warning is switched
off immediately you press the acknowledge-
ment button (9), as are the “drip” symbol (8.2)
and the alternating figures on the temperature
indicator if you press button (9) at a moment
when the temperature has already dropped
back under the critical thawing level.
if you press the acknowledgement button (9) at
a moment when the temperature is still above
the critical thawing level, you need to press it
again later in order to switch off the “drip” sym-
bol and the alternating temperature display.
When you turn the freezer on, the “too warm /
defrosting” warning is kept out of action until the
storage temperature has been reached for the
first time.
8.3 "Triangle" symbol: temperature warning. This
warning lights up if the storage temperature in
your freezer rises more than 5 degrees centi-
grade above the set level. At the same time the
audible warning system draws your attention to
this state of affairs. You should check whether
this has a natural cause such as frequent open-
ing of the door or the insertion of warm food, or
whether there really is a malfunction. You can
switch the audible warning signal off with the ac-
knowledgement button (9).
If the internal temperature falls again and the dif-
ference to the set temperature reaches less
than 5 °C, the warning light switches off auto-
matically. The audible and optical warning is
kept out of action when the freezer is switched
on or if the storage temperature is re-set at a
lower point, until the required temperature is at-
8.4 “Open door” symbol: door warning. This warn-
ing light (8.4) comes on when the door is
opened. After 80 seconds the audible warning
system reminds you to close the door again as
soon as possible, as the freezer cannot function
properly with the door open. If you need more
time than this for packing frozen food in or to
take it out, the acoustic warning can be
switched off by means of button (9). The warn-
ing symbol and the audible warning are auto-
matically switched off when the door is closed
8.5 “Battery” symbol: battery warning. if the control
system detects that the voltage in the battery is
too low to maintain the warning systems if the
power fails, the “battery” symbol will come on.
There is no audible warning.
Interruption of mains supply /
battery operating of the control
and information system
Fig. 11
if the power supply is interrupted, the acoustic warn-
ing system draws your attention at 20-second inter-
vals to the fact that the freezer is no longer able to
provide the necessary freezing temperature, al-
though the control and information system (8) con-
tinues to operate with the battery. The battery is able
to maintain the function of the control system for at
least 7 days after the power fails. The acoustic warn-
ing can be switched off for 2 hours by means of the
acknowledgement button (9); at the same time the
temperature indicator and the activated control sys-
tems are also briefly displayed.
This is a state-of-the-art lithium battery, which keeps
environmental pollution to a minimum despite its
tong service life. If it is not discharged, which it will
not be if the mains supply continues or if the freezer
is switched off, its service life can run to 10 years or
more. If, however, the temperature indicator and the
control system of the freezer have to work from the
battery for much more than about 100 hours, we rec-
ommend that you replace the battery. See the sec-
tion on “changing the battery”.
Changing the battery
Fig. 11
if the red battery-warning light (8.5) comes on, the
battery needs changing. Open the door of the appli-
ance and take the battery out of its compartment
(10). Your freezer can also function without a bat-
tery, so you can operate it for a while without the bat-
tery in. When you buy a new a battery, which is only
available from the manufacturer's after-sales serv-
ice, you can hand back the old one. When you have
fitted the new one in place, switch the appliance off
for a moment as this is the only way of cancelling the
battery-warning signal set off by the old battery. In
addition, the electronic control system checks the
new battery out when you switch on again.
Important points concerning disposal of old bat-
Do not re-charge, open, or heat the battery, or throw
it on the fire. Although it does not pollute the environ-
ment very much it should not be thrown away in the
The environmentally responsible way of disposing of
it is one of these alternatives:
m disposal in a special-waste collector set up by
your local authority
mw return to the manufacturer of the freezer via his
after-sales service (see directory of service cen-
tres). ;
The freezer can basically work perfectly well without
a battery, but if mains power fails or during the time
that the battery-pack is taken out, all information
systems are deleted and there is no way of setting
off the warning system for mains power failure,
Starting up
Fig. 11
Make quite sure the battery is fitted in to the battery
compartment (10) (see section on "Separate freezer
drawer with battery and ice-cube trays”). insert the
mains plug of your freezer into a socket fitted as pre-
scribed with the correct fuse or contact-breaker.
The freezer can now be switched on. Press the On
button (2) down until it clicks. During the first 3 min-
utes after this, the electronic control unit carries out
a self-test, in the first 15 seconds of which all the dis-
play elements are checked by switching them on for
a moment. When this test is finished, the green pilot-
light for mains supply (1) comes on. The red temper-
ature warning display (8.3) shows by flashing that
the storage temperature has not yet been reached.
The temperature indicator (6) shows the current in-
ternal temperature. The cooling unit switches on af-
ter about 3 minutes. You should wait until the set
storage temperature has been reached and the red
temperature warning symbol (8.3) has gone out be-
fore inserting the items you wish to store.
Temperature indicator
Fig. 11
The temperature indicator (6) normally shows the
temperature of the items you are storing in °C. The
exceptions to this are:
1. After you have switched on, ail the segments of
the dispiay will come on for a moment.
2. While the temperature is being set, the selected
temperature will flash.
3. If the frozen food being stored has warmed up,
for instance because of a power failure, to a level
where it starts to unfreeze, the temperature at
that moment is shown alternating with the maxi-
mum temperature attained.
4. If as aresult of a breakdown the internal tempera-
ture cannot be measured, the display will show
“F". See the section on "Breakdowns and after-
sales service".
Temperature regulation
Fig. 11
The temperature regulator (7) can be used for set-
ting the required storage temperature for your fro-
zen food in steps of 1°C.
First, press the temperature regulator (7) so that it
comes up out of its lowered position and can be
taken hold of and turned. At the same time the tem-
perature indicator (6) will come on and flash to show
the temperature set. The temperature regulator (7)
can now be rotated to change the storage tempera-
ture in your freezer. Turning it to the left produces a
warmer temperature (up to —15 °C), turning it to the
right produces colder temperatures (down to
—-24 °C). if the temperature regulator is set at the "12
o'clock” position, the temperature indicator will flash
—18 °C.
When you have set the storage temperature at
—18 °C (food scientists regard this as cold enough),
lower the temperature regulator (7) back into place
by pressing it down. The temperature regulator (6)
will now show you the current temperature inside
your freezer.
Freezing and storage
Figs. 10, 11
Your freezer can be used for storage of frozen food
and for freezing of fresh food.
Before filling the freezer for the first time with (deep-
frozen) food, make sure the proper storage temper-
ature of —18 °C has been attained.
if you intend to freeze food yourself, please note the
following instructions:
Freeze only sound fresh food. Wrap the food in
air-tight foil so that it does not lose its flavour or
dry out. Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one
time. The quality of the food is best preserved when
it is frozen right through to the core as quickly as
possible. Do not exceed the 24-hour freezing capac-
ity of your appliance as indicated on the rating plate.
Lay the food, well wrapped up, directly into a freezer
drawer. Fig. 10 (1, 2).
You must, however, keep already frozen food
separate from the food you are freezing.
If you want to freeze smaller quantities of food, or
store pre-frozen food, you can do so at any time
without special preparation. The appliance
recognises that more freezing output is needed and
adjusts itself accordingly, until the pre-set storage
temperature is attained. If, on the other hand, you in-
tend to freeze large quantities we recommend that
you create a reserve of coldness, which will shorten
the freezing time and protect the food already in
storage from undesirably high temperatures. To do
this, press the button (5) for fast freezing about 24
hours in advance. The yellow pilot light (4) for fast
freezing will come on to show you that the required
reserve of coldness is being built up.
The automatic freezing control recognises when
the necessary coldness reserve has been creat-
ed and automatically switches the fast-freezing
cycle off. The time needed for fast-freezing is 48
hours as a maximum but depending on the
amount of coldness needed. This intelligent con-
trol system makes it possible for you to save en-
ergy when freezing. By pressing the fast-freezing
button (5) again, you can stop the fast-freezing proc-
ess at any time and switch back to normal opera-
Note for test-centres:
Stacking plans for calculating freezing output or
warm-up times are available on request direct from
the manufacturers.
Storing deep-frozen food and
making good use of the cold
Once the freezing process is complete, deep-frozen
storage starts at a temperature of -18 °C or colder
and in normal operation (without the fast-freeze but-
ton being pressed).
When freezing food yourself, please note the stor-
age times indicated in the Freezer Book. For storage
of atready frozen food, it is imperative to note the
storage time specified by the manufacturer on the
Make sure that only packaged food is stored in the
freezer, since unpackaged food will soon dry out
when exposed to the extreme cold. With the excep-
tion of spirits and drinks containing a higher percent-
age of alcohol, beverages in glass bottles, particular-
ly soft drinks containing carbon dioxide, juices, beer,
wine, etc., should not be stored in the freezer. When
the contents freeze, the glass bottles will crack or
even burst.
Never handle deep-frozen food with wet hands.
Your hands could easily become frozen to the food.
Never use the freezer as a means of cooling hot
meals, since this causes heavy frost formation inside
and an increase in electricity consumption.
Freezer Book with stored food
The Freezer Book contains detailed information and
hints on freezing and storage. It also contains the
stored food chart in which you can do your "book-
Enter the stored food with storage dates in soft pen-
cil. In this way, you will at all times have a summary of
your frozen food stocks and storage times. No more
unnecessary searching and no cold-losses through
prolonged door opening times. After taking out the
frozen food, do not forget to rub out the correspond-
ing entry. |
Defrosting and cleaning
The No-frost system means that the freezer com-
partment remains free of ice at all times.
Your appliance defrosts automatically, and there is
no need for you to defrost it manually. The electronic
control unit de-frosts it automatically whenever nec-
essary, always bearing in mind the need to conserve
energy. The defrosting cycles are brought in more or
less frequently as the degree of moisture accumula-
tion requires. The greatest accumulation occurs
when the door is opened, so the number and fengths
of time that this occurs determines the frequency of
the defrosting cycles.
The thaw-water is led out to the cooling unit where it
is evaporated by the heat generated there.
You can decide when it is necessary to clean the
freezer out. This is obviously best done when it is
empty or when stocks are at least low.
Any temperature rise will reduce the time for which
the frozen food can be kept. Before defrosting,
therefore, switch your freezer over to “Fast Freeze”
for around 12 hours to build up a sufficient reserve of
Any food packages remaining in the freezer,
hermetically packed if possible, should then be
wrapped in several layers of newspaper and stored
in a cool place (e.g. refrigerator).
When being defrosted or cleaned, the freezer defi-
nitely must not be connected to the mains supply, so
pull out the plug from the mains or remove the fuse
or contact-breaker.
For cleaning, take all the freezer drawers out of the
appliance. Clean the interior and the accessories
with luke-warm water containing a little mild deter-
gent, then wipe over with clear water and dry well.
The outside housing can be cleaned in the same
Make very sure that no cleaning water can get in be-
hind the control panel.
Switching off the appliance
Fig. 11
Your freezer is equipped to prevent its being acci-
dentally switched off (with a child-proof mechanism).
if you really want to take your appliance out of opera-
tion, in order to clean it for instance, or to move
house, or for any other reason, you have to open the
door. Press the latching Off-switch (3) underneath
the On-switch (2). This releases the On-switch and
switches the appliance off completely.
The Off-switch (with a latching knob) is located un-
derneath the On-switch and is only accessible when
the door is open.
Do not pull the plug out until you have switched the
freezer off. Switching it oft merely by pulling the
plug out or pulling out the fuse or contact
breaker, i.e. without pressing the Off-switch (3),
sets off the battery-operated warning system.
Your attention will then be drawn to the interruption
in mains supply by the audible warning buzzer (see
section on: “Control and information system, inter-
ruption of mains supply”).
If your freezer is to remain switched oft for any
length of time, it must be disconnected (unplugged)
from the electricity supply. it should then be defrost-
ed, cleaned thoroughly, and left with the door open
to prevent any odours from forming.
Faults and servicing
Fig. 11
In order to ensure absolute safety, always have any
necessary repairs, especially repairs to the electrical
parts of the appliance, carried out by a qualified elec-
trician. In the event of a breakdown you are advised
to call either the dealer from whom you purchased
the freezer or our after-sales service department di-
The intelligent control and information system de-
tects faults in the freezer in good time and reports
them. If the red function warning light (8.1) starts to
flash, please contact the after-sales service at
This flashing light (8.1) does not necessarily mean
that the temperature inside the freezer has started to
rise. Your freezer can continue to generate cold de-
spite the presence of a technical defect, for instance
the defrosting heater or the temperature sensor may
have stopped working (in the latter case an “F" ap-
pears on the temperature indicator). Such defects
show up as a change in temperature only after a very
long time.
If the electronic control unit detects a technical de-
fect which has to be repaired by the after-sales serv-
ice centre, an audible warning draws additional at-
tention to the defect. It can be switched off for 24
hours by pressing the acknowledgement button (9).
Cancelling the warning by switching the freezer oft
should not be done until the serviceman carried out
the repair, because not all faults can be identified
through the test function in the first three minutes.
When calling in the after-sales service, please al-
ways state:
— the model designation
- E-number, and
~ F-number of your appliance.
These data are indicated on the rating plate on the
top left inside the appliance.
Keep the freezer closed, and inform the after-sales
service department whether or not the refrigeration
is still functioning. If it is not, the reserves of cold in
the permanently installed cold-accumulators under-
neath the No-frost system, and:in the frozen food it-
self, will be sufficient to tide over a period of 1 to 2
days, depending on model, and if the freezer is
N.B.! Unjustified after-sales service calls must be
paid for even during the guarantee period, so please
check first whether the power supply has been inter-
rupted (pull out the plug, remove the fuse or contact-
breaker, check whether there has been a power fail-
ure ali over the neighbourhood, etc.). If necessary,
inform your electrical dealer without delay (see sec-
tion on: “Control and information system, 8.6, inter-
ruption of mains supply”).
Minor repairs you can carry out
— internal lighting
if the bulb is defective, you can easily replace this
yourself. For this purpose, disconnect the freezer
from the mains (switch off and unplug). The bulb is
easily accessible underneath the control panel at
the top of the appliance.
Use only a spare 15 W lamp.
- Spare parts
Spare parts can be ordered from the service cen-
tre. You can fit these yourself without any special
Skill or training, e.g.
— freezer drawers
- door handle
— battery compartment
Hints on energy saving
One or two additional hints on energy-saving are giv-
en below:
— Do not install your freezer next to a radiator, oven,
or in direct sunlight, since, through high ambient
temperature, the temperature regulator switches
on the refrigerating unit more frequently and for
— Never place any hot food in the freezer — first allow
the food to cool to room temperature.
— Do not open the door unnecessarily, and close it
again as quickly as possible.
- Check the storage temperature in the freezer
compartment with the temperature indicator.
- Do not set the storage temperature for your fro-
zen food colder than —18 °C.
~ Ensure good ventilation for your freezer.
— Keep the heat-dissipating condenser (heat ex-
changer); the metal grill on the rear wall of your
freezer, clean. Thoroughly clean it at least once
per year, preferably when your freezer is empty or
when you are defrosting and cleaning it.
If you should ever move house
Fig. 11
If your freezer is not fully loaded, pack all the frozen
food in concentrated fashion at a few storage levels.
Switch over to fast freeze 24 hours before the re-
moval van is due to leave, to create a low-
temperature reserve in the frozen food.
Then switch the appliance off by pressing the Off-
button (3), in order to de-activate the warning sys-
tem and to spare the battery.
Secure the freezer door against opening during
Place the freezer on the removal van last so that you
can unload it first and connect it to the mains
AEG Hausgeréate GmbH
Postfach 1036
D-90327 Nurnberg
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AEG Domestic Appliances Lid
Customer Care Department
55-77 High Street
Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
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