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Electrolux EC5231AOW User Manual
EC5231AOW
EN CHEST FREEZER
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CONTENTS
1. SAFETY INFORMATION...................................................................................... 2
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................................................4
3. OPERATION........................................................................................................ 5
4. BEFORE FIRST USE............................................................................................ 6
5. DAILY USE.......................................................................................................... 7
6. HINTS AND TIPS................................................................................................. 8
7. CARE AND CLEANING........................................................................................9
8. TROUBLESHOOTING..........................................................................................9
9. INSTALLATION..................................................................................................12
10. NOISES........................................................................................................... 13
11. TECHNICAL INFORMATION............................................................................ 14
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CUSTOMER CARE AND SERVICE
Always use original spare parts.
When contacting our Authorised Service Centre, ensure that you have the following
data available: Model, PNC, Serial Number.
The information can be found on the rating plate.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
1.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully
read the supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not
responsible if an incorrect installation and use causes
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injuries and damages. Always keep the instructions with
the appliance for future reference.
1.1 Children and vulnerable people safety
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This appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children.
1.2 General Safety
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This appliance is intended to be used in household and
similar applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and
other residential type environments
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or
in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the
type recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the
appliance.
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use
neutral detergents. Do not use abrasive products,
abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
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Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol
cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its Authorised Service Centre or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 Installation
WARNING!
Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged
appliance.
• Obey the installation instruction
supplied with the appliance.
• Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always
wear safety gloves.
• Make sure the air can circulate around
the appliance.
• Wait at least 4 hours before connecting
the appliance to the power supply. This
is to allow the oil to flow back in the
compressor.
• Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
• The rear of the appliance must stand
against the wall.
• Do not install the appliance where
there is direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas
that are too humid or too colds, such
as the construction appendices,
garages or wine cellars.
• When you move the appliance, lift it by
the front edge to avoid scratching the
floor.
2.2 Electrical connection
WARNING!
Risk of fire and electrical
shock.
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the electrical
information on the rating plate agrees
with the power supply. If not, contact
an electrician.
• Always use a correctly installed
shockproof socket.
• Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
• Make sure not to cause damage to the
electrical components (e.g. mains plug,
mains cable, compressor). Contact the
Authorised Service Centre or an
electrician to change the electrical
components.
• The mains cable must stay below the
level of the mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket only at the end of the
installation. Make sure that there is
access to the mains plug after the
installation.
• Do not pull the mains cable to
disconnect the appliance. Always pull
the mains plug.
2.3 Use
WARNING!
Risk of injury, burns, electrical
shock or fire.
• Do not change the specification of this
appliance.
• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g.
ice cream makers) in the appliance
unless they are stated applicable by
the manufacturer.
• Be careful not to cause damage to the
refrigerant circuit. It contains isobutane
(R600a), a natural gas with a high level
of environmental compatibility. This gas
is flammable.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant
circuit, make sure that there are no
flames and sources of ignition in the
room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the plastic
parts of the appliance.
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• This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in the cooling unit. Only a qualified
person must do the maintenance and
the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the
appliance and if necessary, clean it. If
the drain is blocked, defrosted water
collects in the bottom of the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create pressure
on the drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid
in the appliance.
• Do not put flammable products or
items that are wet with flammable
products in, near or on the appliance.
• Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are
wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has been
thawed.
• Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
2.6 Disposal
WARNING!
Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply.
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children
and pets to be closed inside of the
appliance.
• The refrigerant circuit and the insulation
materials of this appliance are ozonefriendly.
• The insulation foam contains flammable
gas. Contact your municipal authority
for information on how to discard the
appliance correctly.
• Do not cause damage to the part of
the cooling unit that is near the heat
exchanger.
2.4 Internal light
• The type of lamp used for this
appliance is not suitable for household
room illumination
2.5 Care and cleaning
WARNING!
Risk of injury or damage to
the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains
plug from the mains socket.
3. OPERATION
3.1 Control panel
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1 High temperature alarm light
2 Power indicator light
3 ActionFreeze light
4 ActionFreeze switch and Alarm reset
3.2 Switching on
2. Turn the Temperature regulator
clockwise to a medium setting.
The power indicator light will light up.
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
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3.5 High temperature alarm
If the temperature inside the
appliance is too high the
Alarm light will blink. Active
the ActionFreeze function.
An increase in the temperature in the
freezer (for example due to an power
failure) is indicated by:
3.3 Switching off
Turn the Temperature regulator to the OFF
position.
3.4 Temperature regulation
• switching on of the Alarm light
• sounding of buzzer
During the alarm phase, the buzzer can be
switched off by pressing the Alarm reset
switch.
During the alarm phase, don't place food
inside the freezer.
The temperature within the appliance is
controlled by the Temperature Regulator
situated on the control panel.
When normal conditions are restored the
Alarm light will switch off automatically.
3.6 ActionFreeze function
The freezer compartment is suitable for
long term storage of commercially frozen
and deep-frozen food, and for freezing
fresh food.
Place food in the freezer after a precooling the appliance for 24 hours.
To operate the appliance, proceed as
follows:
• to obtain the minimum coldness, turn
the Temperature regulator towards .
• to obtain the maximum coldness, turn
the Temperature regulator towards
A medium setting is generally
the most suitable.
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.
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The freezing process takes 24 hours.
During this period do not put other food in
the freezer. The maximum quantity of
foods to freeze in 24 hours is shown on
the serial number plate.
To activate the ActionFreeze function,
press the ActionFreeze switch.
The ActionFreeze light will light up.
This function stops automatically after 52
hours.
It is possible to deactivate the function at
any time by pressing ActionFreeze switch.
The ActionFreeze light will switch off.
4. BEFORE FIRST USE
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
4.1 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, the interior and all internal
accessories should be washed with
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lukewarm water and some neutral soap to
remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dried thoroughly.
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CAUTION!
Do not use detergents or
abrasive powders, as these
will damage the finish.
5. DAILY USE
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
5.3 Opening and closing the lid
CAUTION!
Never pull the handle with
immense force.
5.1 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
ActionFreeze 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. 1)
The freezing process lasts 24 hours:
during this period do not add other food
to be frozen.
5.2 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.
CAUTION!
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 refrozen (after cooling).
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 for few minutes before reopening the
appliance.
The vacuum valve will help you to open
the lid.
5.4 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.
1. To lock the freezer, push the key into
the lock gently and turn the key
clockwise towards the symbol .
2. To open the freezer, push the key into
the lock gently and turn the key
counter-clockwise towards the symbol
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Spare keys are available at
the local Service Centre.
WARNING!
Keep the keys well away from
children.
Make sure to remove the key
from the lock before you
discard the old appliance.
5.5 Low frost system
The appliance is equipped with Low frost
system (you can see a valve inside the
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freezer in the backside) what reduces icebuild-up in the chest freezer by up to 80
percent.
The following pictures show how many
baskets can be placed inside the various
freezer models.
5.6 Storage baskets
The baskets will slide into each other.
Hang the baskets on the upper edge of
the freezer (A) or place them inside the
freezer (B). Turn and fix the handles for
these two positions as shown in the
picture.
A
606
806
946
1061
230
1201
1336
1611
B
You can purchase additional baskets from
your local Service Centre.
6. HINTS AND TIPS
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
6.1 Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some hints:
• The maximum quantity of food which
can be frozen in 24 hours is shown on
the rating plate.
• The freezing process takes 24 hours.
No further food to be frozen should be
added during this period.
• Freeze only 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 food.
• Water ices, if consumed immediately
after removal from the freezer
compartment, can possibly cause the
skin to be freeze burnt.
• It is advisable to show the freezing in
date on each individual pack to enable
you to keep tab of the storage time.
6.2 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 retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are
transferred from the store 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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7. CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 Periodic cleaning
CAUTION!
Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance
operation.
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.
There is no need to clean the
compressor area.
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Regularly clean the appliance and the
accessories with warm water and
neutral soap.
Clean the lid seal carefully.
3. Fully dry the appliance.
4. Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
5. Switch on the appliance.
7.2 Defrosting the freezer
CAUTION!
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.
8. TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 10-15 mm.
The amount of frost on the walls of the
appliance will be increased by the high
level of the outer environment humidity
and if the frozen food is not wrapped
properly.
The best time to defrost the freezer when
it contains no or only a little food.
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. When defrosting is completed, dry the
interior thoroughly and refit the plug.
4. Switch on the appliance.
5. Set the temperature regulator to
obtain the maximum coldness and run
the appliance for two or three hours
using this setting.
6. Reload the previously removed food
into the compartment.
7.3 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Switch off the appliance and
disconnect the appliance from
electricity supply.
2. Remove all food
3. Defrost and clean the appliance and
all accessories.
4. Leave the lid open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
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.
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8.1 What to do if...
Problem
Possible cause
The appliance does not op- The appliance is switched
erate.
off.
Solution
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to the mains socket
correctly.
Connect the mains plug to
the mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect to a different electrical mains socket. Contact
a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported properly.
Check if the appliance
stands stable.
Audible or visual alarm is
on.
The cabinet has been recently switched on or the
temperature in the appliance is too high.
Refer to "High Temperature
Alarm" and if the problem
still occurs contact the
nearest Authorized Service
Centre.
Power indicator light is
flashing.
An error has occurred in
measuring the temperature
or the appliance is not
working properly.
Contact the nearest Authorized Service Centre.
The lid doesn't close completely.
Food packages are blocking the lid.
Arrange the packages in the
right way, see the sticker in
the appliance.
There is excessive frost.
Eliminate excess frost.
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".
The compressor operates
continually.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
The lid is difficult to open.
Large quantities of food to Wait some hours and then
be frozen were put in at the check the temperature
same time.
again.
The room temperature is
too high.
Refer to climate class chart
on the rating plate.
Food placed in the appliance was too warm.
Allow food to cool to room
temperature before storing.
The lid is not closed proper- Check if the lid closes well
ly.
and the gaskets are undamaged and clean.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The ActionFreeze function
is switched on.
Refer to "ActionFreeze
function".
There is too much frost and The lid is not closed corice.
rectly or the gasket is deformed/dirty.
The compressor does not
start immediately after
pressing the ActionFreeze,
or after changing the temperature.
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Refer to "Opening and closing the lid".
The water drainage plug is
not correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage
plug in the correct way.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
This is normal, no error has
occurred.
The compressor starts after
a period of time.
Temperature cannot be set. The ActionFreeze function
is switched on.
Refer to "ActionFreeze
function".
The temperature in the appliance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator
is not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The lid is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Opening and closing the lid".
The products' temperature
is too high.
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.
Many products are stored
at the same time.
Store less products at the
same time.
The thickness of the frost is Defrost the appliance.
greater than 4-5 mm.
The lid has been opened of- Open the lid only if necesten.
sary.
The ActionFreeze function
is switched on.
Refer to "ActionFreeze
function".
Products to be frozen are
placed too closely to each
other.
Make sure that there is cold
air circulation in the appliance.
8.2 Customer Service
If your appliance is still not working
properly after making the above checks,
contact the nearest Authorised 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.
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8.3 Replacing the lamp
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.
3. Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket.
4. Open the lid. Make sure that the lamp
comes on.
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
2. Replace the used lamp with a new
lamp of the same power and
specifically designed for household
appliances (the maximum power is
shown on the lamp cover).
9. INSTALLATION
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
9.1 Positioning
CAUTION!
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.
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
appliance:
Climate Ambient temperature
class
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+16°C to + 38°C
T
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems
might occur for some types
of models when operating
outside of that range. The
correct operation can only be
guaranteed within the
specified temperature range.
If you have any doubts
regarding where to install the
appliance, please turn to the
vendor, to our customer
service or to the nearest
Service Centre
The appliance shall have the
plug accessible after
installation.
9.2 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
earthed.
The manufacturer declines
any liability should these
safety measures not be
observed.
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The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
A
B
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 (E)
is secure over the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated
on the appliance rating plate.
5. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp
fuse (B). 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.
C
E
D
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
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
or coloured green and
symbol
yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter
“N“ or coloured black.
9.3 Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind the appliance must be
sufficient.
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.
10. NOISES
There are some sounds during normal running (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
SSS
RRR
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HISSS!
OK
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BL
B!
ICK
CL
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BRRR!
CR
AC
K!
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SSSRRR!
HISSS!
BLUBB!
CLICK!
SSSRRR!
BRRR!
HISSS!
CRACK!
BLUBB!
11. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
11.1 Technical data
Height
mm
876
Width
mm
1600
Depth
mm
665
Rising time
Hours
31
CLICK!
BRRR!
CRACK!
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Voltage
Volts
230 - 240
Frequency
Hz
50
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The technical information are situated in
the rating plate on the external side of the
appliance and in the energy label.
12. ENVIRONMENT CONCERNS
Recycle the materials with the symbol .
Put the packaging in applicable containers
to recycle it. Help protect the environment
and human health and to recycle waste of
electrical and electronic appliances. Do
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not dispose appliances marked with the
symbol with the household waste.
Return the product to your local recycling
facility or contact your municipal office.
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