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Aeg S3232-4G User Manual
SANTO 3230KG 3232KG
Fridge Freezer
Operating Instructions
Dear Customer,
Before using this new appliance for the first time, it is important that you read this instruction
booklet carefully. It provides the necessary instructions for safe operation, correct installation
and cleaning and maintenance of the appliance.
At the end of the booklet, in the section “Technical terms”, you will find an explanation of
all the technical terms used in the text.
Keep the book handy for future reference. If you transfer the appliance to another owner,
make sure that you pass on the booklet together with the appliance.
Note: This instruction booklet covers a number of models which are technically similar
but which have different equipment and fittings. Take into account only the information
which refers specifically to the model purchased.
Information on appliance packaging
Disposal of appliances which are no longer used
Remove all protection fitted for transport
The appliance must be ventilated
Levelling the appliance
Electrical connection
Changing the opening direction of the doors
Aligning the doors
Description of the appliance
Before starting up
Starting up - Temperature adjustment
Switching the appliance off
Internal accessories
Adjustable door liner
Food symbol/date cards
Correct positioning of food
Freezing fresh food
Storing ready-frozen food
Ice cubes
Automatic defrosting of the refrigerator compartment
Defrosting the freezer compartment
Cleaning and maintenance
Tips for reducing energy consumption
Replacing the interior light bulb
Noise during normal operation
Regulations, standards, directives
Technical terms
The safety of our refrigerators complies with all the normal technical rules and with the
“Law relating to the safety of appliances”. We would also like to draw the user’s attention
to the following safety recommendations:
Appropriate use of the appliance
O This appliance is designed for domestic use. It is suitable for refrigerating, freezing
and storing foodstuffs and for making ice cubes. The manufacturer declines respon-
sibility for any damage resulting from of inappropriate or incorrect use of the appli-
( For safety reasons, the characteristics of this appliance must not be modified.
O If the appliance is not used for private domestic purposes, or if it is used for purposes
other than the refrigeration, freezing and storage of foodstuffs, make sure that all cur-
rent local regulations are complied with.
Before starting up the appliance for the first time
1 Check that the appliance has not been damaged during transport. In no circum-
stances should a damaged appliance be used! In the event of damage, contact the
retailer from whom the appliance was purchased.
O During transport and installation, take care not to damage the cooling circuit compo-
Child safety
O Some packing materials (e.g. plastic sheeting, polystyrene) can be dangerous for chil-
dren. Danger of suffocation! Keep children away from packing materials.
(M9 Render your old appliance inoperative before disposing of it. Pull out the plug, cut off
the electric cable and remove or destroy any catch or locking device. This will prevent
children from getting trapped inside whilst playing (danger of suffocation) and avoid
any other serious threat to their life.
A Very often, children do not realise that domestic appliances can be dangerous. Keep
children under control and do not allow them to play with these appliances.
Daily use
О It is possible for the hermetic seal on inflammable gas or liquid containers to break
under the effect of cold, leading to a risk of explosion! Never store inflammable gas or
liquid containers, such as spray cans, lighter fuel refills, etc., inside the appliance.
0 Never place bottles or cans in the freezer compartment. They could split when the
contents freeze - with fizzy drinks, they could even explode! Never place fizzy drinks,
fruit juice, beer, wine, sparkling wine, etc. in the freezer: The only exception is drinks
with a high alcohol content, which may be stored in the freezer.
M Never consume ice lollies or ice cubes straight from the appliance because, if they
are very cold, they can stick to the lips or tongue and cause frost burns.
M Never touch frozen food with wet hands. The skin could stick to it.
3 Never operate electrical devices (e.g. ice cream makers, electric mixers) inside the appli-
ance. |
A Alwaysunplugor switchoffthe appliance or unscrew the safety fuse in the domestic pow-
er supply before performing any cleaning operations.
A When unplugging the appliance, always take hold of the plug, never puil just the ca-
[1 If the appliance is malfunctioning, first consult the “Troubleshooting” section of this in-
struction booklet. If you are unable to solve the problem by following the advice given,
do not attempt any further repairs on your own.
(M Repairs to the appliance must be carried out exclusively by specialised personnel.
Repairs carried out by unskilled persons can cause serious injury to the user. If nec-
essary, contact the retailer or our Technical Service Centre.
Information on appliance packaging
All packing materials used are environmentally friendly! They can be disposed of quite
safely with normal household refuse, or burnt in refuse incinerators.
Materials: All plastic materials are recyclable and marked as follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. outer wrapping and internal bags.
>PS< for expanded polystyrene, e.q. packing spacers; totally free of CFC.
Recycled paper is used for making all cardboard packing and it is recommended that this
material be disposed of in the appropriate selective collection containers.
Disposal of appliances which are no longer used
To protect the environment, appliances must be disposed of in a proper manner.
This applies to your both your old appliance, and to this new one when it reaches the end
of its life.
Warnings for disposal:
— lt is prohibited to dispose of the appliance with normal or bulky household refuse.
— Make sure that the cooling circuit, in particular the heat exchanger on the back, is not
— Ask your local authority or refuse disposal office for collection dates or the address of
suitable disposal sites.
The appliance and some of its internal equipment are protected to avoid any possible
damage during transport. Before switching the appliance on, remove all adhesive tape,
protective sheets and any other packing and protective materials.
Tip: Remove any residual glue with solvent or benzene stain remover.
Position the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated room.
Ambient temperature has an effect on energy consumption. You are therefore advised:
— not to position the appliance in direct sunlight;
— not to place it next to radiators, electric or gas cookers or any other source of heat;
— to position the appliance so that the ambient temperature corresponds to the class
for which it is designed.
The class is shown on the rating plate located inside the appliance, on the left-hand side.
The table below shows the classes relating to various ambient temperatures.
Class for ambient temperature
SN from +10°C to + 32°C
N from +16°C to + 32°C
ST from +18°C to + 38°C
T from +18°C to + 43°C
If positioning the appliance next to a heat source is inevitable, maintain the following min-
imum distances: 3 cm from electric cookers; 30 cm from oil or solid fuel stoves.
Otherwise a thermal insulation panel must be fitted between the heat source and the ap-
If the appliance is positioned next to another refrigerator or freezer, a 5 cm gap is needed
to avoid the formation of condensation on the outer walls.
The appliance must be ventilated
Air flows in from under the door, at the front, and flows out upwards, over the back
(Fig. 1/A).
For correct air circulation, it is important that ventilation openings are not covered or ob-
Important! If the appliance is positioned under a kitchen wall unit, a minimum clearance
of 10 cm must be left between the top of the appliance and the overhanging wall unit
(Fig. 1/B).
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Levelling the appliance
О Tomove the appliance to the required position, simply push lightly against the top door to
tilt the appliance backwards. lis weight is therefore transferred to the rear castors to allow
easy movement.
J Place the appliance on a fiat hard floor. The two adjustable feet on the front of the appli-
ance enable it to be accurately levelled by screwing them in or out as required Fig. 2).
Fig. 2
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 moulded onto the cord incorporates
a fuse. For replacement, use a 13 amp BS 1362 fuse. Only ASTA approved or certified
fuses should be used. The fuse cover/carrier 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 cov-
er/carrier must be obtained from an electrical goods retailer. If the socket outlets in your
home are not suitable for the plug fitted to the appliance, then the plug must be cut off
and an appropriate one fitted. When fitting the plug please note the following points:
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow - Earth Blue - Neutral Brown - Live
As the colours of the wires in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
1. The wire which is coloured green and yellow 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 yellow.
2. The wire whichis coloured brown must be connected to the live terminal which is marked
with the letter L or coloured red.
3. The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the neutral terminal which is
marked with the letter N or coloured black.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire are securely retained in each terminal.
Do not forget to tighten the main lead clamp on the plug.
Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard.
Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240 V AC Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information. The rating plate is inside, on the left.
If necessary, the opening direction of the doors can be changed from right-hand (version sup-
plied) to left-hand to suit the specific position of the appliance or for more convenient use.
[3 Remove the plinth cover and, with a pair of pliers, release the recess for the bottom
hinge at its left-hand end (Fig. 3).
Fig. 3
3 Unscrew the bottom hinge (Fig. 4) and remove the freezer compartment door by puli-
ing it downwards.
Fig. 4
3 Unscrew the middle hinge and remove the refrigerator compartment door by pulling it
downwards (Fig. 5).
With a screwdriver, unscrew the two masking plugs covering the holes on the left-hand
side and refit them on the right-hand side.
Remove the door handles. To do this turn the pins anti-clockwise by a PA turn with a
screwdriver and remove them (Fig. 6).
Turn the handles as shown in Fig. 6 and Fig. 7 and refit them on the opposite side.
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
A Reinsert the pins and secure by turning them clockwise by a A turn,
J Unscrew the pin from the top hinge and refit it on the left-hand side Fig. 8). Remem-
ber to fit the washers.
Fig. 8
MJ Usingasmall screwdriver, remove the plastic plugs fromthe fop left-hand side ofthe refrig-
erator compartment door and refit them on the right-hand side
Slide the refrigerator compartment door onto the top pin.
Insert the middle hinge into the bottom of the refrigerator compartment door. Re-
member to fit the washers.
Fully screw up the middle hinge.
Fit the freezer compartment door onto the middle hinge.
Insert the bottom hinge into the bottom of the freezer compartment door.
Fully screw up the bottom hinge.
If necessary, adjust the alignment of the doors (see paragraph “Aligning the doors”).
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Refit the plinth cover.
If necessary, align the door by adjusting the relevant hinge sideways Fig. 9).
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Thermostat knob and operating pilot light (green)
Butter/cheese compartments with doors
Door shelves
Bottle shelf
Fruit and vegetable containers
Rating plate (inside the appliance)
Appliances with no_frost system
O Frozen food drawer (freezing and storage)
O Frozen food drawers (storage only)
Appliances without no_frost system
Frozen food drawer (freezing and storage)
(9) Frozen food drawers (storage only)
Like all new appliances, this appliance has a characteristic “new” smell. Clean the inside
of the appliance and all accessories before starting it up (see section “Cleaning and Main-
The thermostat knob (Fig. 11/1) also acts as START/STOP switch. The possible adjust-
ment positions go from “0” to “4”.
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Fig. 11 -
Position “O”; STOP
Turn towards “1”; The green operating pilot light, located next to the thermostat
knob, comes on. Interior light on, the compressor starts up and
from then on operates automatically
Position “1”: maximum temperature inside the compartment (warmest)
Position “4”: minimum temperature inside the compartment (coldest)
1 Insert the plug in the power socket.
О Initially, turn the thermostat to a mid position (*2” ог “3”). The green operating pilot
light and the interior light will come on. The compressor starts up and from then on
operates automatically.
Note: The temperature inside the compartment depends on these factors:
— ambient temperature;
— quantity of food stored;
— frequency and duration of door opening.
0 If you wish to obtain a higher or lower temperature, turn the thermostat knob to a
warmer or colder setting
Onthe coldest settings (position “3” or “4”, with a high ambient temperature (e.g. hot summer
days), the compressor may operate continuously. The compressor infact hasto operate con-
tinuously to keep the temperature down inside the appliance when the outside ambient
temperature is very high. Automatic defrosting of the refrigerator compartment ceases
(see also section “Defrosting”). Frost formation on the rear wall of the refrigerator com-
partment therefore increases significantly.
In this case, the thermostat knob must be turned to a warmer setting (position “2” or “3").
In this way compressor operation will be regulated and defrosting in the refrigerator com-
partment is again automatic.
0 To switch off the appliance, turn the thermostat knob to position “O”.
For long periods of non-operation:
J Switch off the appliance and pull out the plug, or remove or unscrew the safety fuse.
J Thoroughly clean the inside of the appliance (see section “Cleaning and maintenance”).
[J Leave the doors ajar to prevent the formation of unpleasant odours.
Depending on the model, the appliance is fitted with glass or plastic shelves or with grilles,
Models with glass shelves
O The large one-piece glass shelf must always be inserted in the bottom guides above
the fruit and vegetable boxes. They must be left in this position to ensure that stored
fruit and vegetables store longer.
The height of the other glass half-shelves can be adjusted::
3 Remove the glass half-shelves and reposition them at the required levels. .
Storing tall packs:
GO Remove the front part of the glass half-shelf and place it in another position Fig. 12).
This creates space for storing tall packs on the shelf below.
Fig. 12
Models with plastic shelves
FJ A shelf must always be fitted in the bottom guides immediately above the fruit and
vegetable containers. Leave the shelf in this position to keep fruit and vegetables
fresh longer.
The other shelves can be positioned at different heights:
О Pull the shelf forwards until it can be moved up or down, then remove it.
O To refit the shelf at the required height proceed as above in reverse order.
Models with grilles
(7) The solid shelf must always be fitted in the bottom guides immediately above the fruit
and vegetable containers. Leave the shelf in this position to keep fruit and vegetables
fresh longer.
The grilles can be positioned at different heights:
O Pull the grille forwards until it can be moved up or down, then remove it.
A To refit the grille at the required height proceed as above in reverse order.
Adjustable door liner
The door shelves can be removed or moved to a different position as required Fig. 13).
Fig. 13
Food symbols/date cards
(some models oniy)
On the front of the drawers, there are symbols representing various types of food
(Fig. 14). The numbers indicate the storage time, in months, for these foods. The longer
or shorter times will apply according to the quality of the food and the way in which it has
been handied before freezing. For foods with a high fat content, the shorter time will al-
ways apply.
Some models are supplied with markers for affixing to the front of the drawers. These in-
dicate which type of food is stored in the corresponding drawer/basket Fig. 14).
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Fig. 14
For physical reasons, different temperature zones are formed inside the refrigerator com-
partment. The coldest zone is on the bottom shelf, just above the fruit and vegetable
containers. The warmest zones are the top shelves and the door shelves. The following is
an example of the most suitable places to store food (Fig. 15).
Fig. 15
Advice: Cover or wrap all food before placing it in the refrigerator compartment. This will
prevent it from drying out or from transmitting smells of flavours to other stored foods.
The following materials are suitable:
— Plastic bags or food wrap;
plastic containers with lids;
special, elasticised plastic covers;
aluminium foil.
— The temperature in the freezer compartment must be -18°С or less before loading
food for freezing. Check the temperature with a thermometer.
— Do not freeze more than the quantities indicated on the rating plate. The quantity for
freezing is the maximum quantity of fresh food which may be frozen in 24 hours. If
you wish to freeze fresh food several days running, reduce the quantity to 2/3 to 3/4
of the maximum quantity shown on the plate.
— Once defrosted, food must not be re-frozen without first undergoing adequate
processing (cooking).
(M To achieve faster freezing of food or to freeze the maximum allowed quantity, turn the
thermostat knob to the coldest setting (position “3” or “4”). Take care, in this case,
because the temperature in the refrigerator compartment will also drop.
Important! If the thermostat knob has been turned to a colder setting for freezing,
turn it back to a warmer setting after 24 hours (or sooner if only a small quantity of
food is being frozen); otherwise the temperature in the refrigerator compartment will
drop too low.
Wrap food in air-tight packs before freezing to prevent it drying out or losing its fla-
vour, and to prevent smells being transmitted to other frozen food.
Warning! Never touch frozen food with wet hands. The skin could stick to it.
O Place food to be frozen in the drawer provided for freezing.
These are as follows:
— in appliances with no-frost system: the bottom drawer;
— in appliances without no-frost system: the top drawer.
(See also section “Description of the appliance”, Fig. 10).
(3 Avoid placing food to be frozen in contact with already frozen food. This could raise
the temperature of the latter with risk of it deteriorating.
Hints for freezing
The following materials are suitable for wrapping food to be frozen:
— Insulating plastic bags or wrap;
— special insulating plastic containers;
— heavy duty aluminium foil.
Seal bags with plastic ties, elastic bands or adhesive tape. Extract as much air as possi-
ble before sealing because air causes food to dry out.
If possible, split food into small packs for faster freezing.
Do not fill containers with liquid or creamy foods right up to the brim because liquids in-
crease in volume when they freeze.
Note for Inspection and Approval Bodies
Diagrams of food positioning used for determining maximum freezing quantities and tem-
perature rise times can be obtained direct from the manufacturer.
Warning! When ready-frozen food is placed in the freezer, the temperature inside the
compartment must already have reached -18°C. Check the temperature inside the com-
partment with a thermometer.
Only store ready-frozen foods which are suitably wrapped, to prevent them from drying
out, loosing their flavour or transmitting smells to other foods.
Comply with the storage times and consume before the due dates indicated on the
packs by producers of ready-frozen food.
Tip: If possible place ready-frozen foods in the drawers according to type. Some appli-
ance models have markers which can be affixed to the front of the drawers. indicate the
type of food stored in a drawer by ticking the corresponding symbol (see section “Food
symbols/date card”). This will make food easier to find and avoid having to have the door
open for too long, with consequent energy savings.
©) Fill the tray three quarters full with cold water and place it in one of the drawers.
О To remove ice cubes when they are ready, twist the tray of hold it briefly under running
Warning! Do not use sharp or pointed instruments to detach an ice cube tray which has
become stuck. Use a spoon handle or something similar.
Automatic defrosting of the refrigerator compartment.
During normal operation a thin layer of frost forms on the rear wall of the refrigerator com-
partment; this is automatically eliminated during pauses in operation.
The defrost water runs down a channel in the rear of the refrigerator compartment,
through a drain hole and is collected in a basin above the compressor, from which it
Defrosting the freezer compartment
Appliances with no-frost system
Defrosting of appliances fitted with no-frost system is automatic.
Humidity causes a layer of frost to form on the evaporator, located outside the freezer
compartment, which is defrosted automatically. The defrost water is collected in the ba-
sin above the compressor from which it evaporates. In this way, the freezer compartment
remains ice and frost free.
Appliances without no-frost system
Inappliances withoutno-frost system, humidity created during operation ofthe applianceand
when the door is open causes a layer of frost to form inside the freezer compartment. This
should be removed periodically using the plastic scraper supplied with the appliance.
Never use metal tools to scrape off the frost.
A very thick layer of frost inside the freezer compartment increases energy consumption.
The appliance must therefore be completely defrosted whenever the layer of frost has
reached a thickness of 4 mm, or at least once a year. It is always advisable to perform
Warning! Never touch frozen food with wet hands. The skin could stick to it.
C1 Remove the frozen food from the freezer, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and
put it in a very cool place.
J Switch off the appliance and pull out the plug, or remove or unscrew the safety fuses.
0 Leave the freezer compartment door open.
M Insert the plastic scraper into the recess provided under the defrost water channel
and place a collecting basin under it Fig. 16).
Fig. 16
О) Once defrosting is completed, thoroughly clean the freezer compartment and internal
accessories (see section “Cleaning and maintenance”).
Tip: To speed up the defrosting process, place a bowl of hot water inside the freezer
compartment and close the door. Also, immediately remove any pieces of ice which de-
tach themselves from the walls without waiting for them to melt.
For reasons of hygiene, the inside of the appliance and all accessories must be periodi-
cally cleaned.
- Some chemical substances attack plastic parts. These substances may be present in
certain foods (e.g. juice from orange or lemon peel, butyric acid) or in detergents con-
taining, for example, acetic acid. Try to avoid these substances coming into contact
with plastic parts.
— Do no use abrasive detergents.
3 Remove refrigerated and frozen food, wrap it in several sheets of newspaper and put
it in a very cool place.
O Switch off the appliance and pull out the plug or remove or unscrew the safety fuses.
GO For appliances without no-frost system: defrost the freezer compartment before
cleaning (see section “Defrosting”).
O Clean the inside of the compartments and accessories with a cloth and warm water.
A small amount or washing-up liquid may be added to the water if required. Rinse
with clean water and dry thoroughly.
M Check the defrost water drain hole at the back of the refrigerator compartment
(Fig. 17). If it is blocked, clean it with the special cleaner supplied.
(7) After having thoroughly dried the appliance, switch it back on.
O Once a year, taking great care, clean the condenser on the back of the appliance with a
vacuum cleaner or soft brush.
Note: Any dust deposits on the condenser significantly reduce the efficiency of the appli-
ance, with consequent increase in electrical energy consumption.
3 Avoid positioning the appliance close to cookers, radiators or other heat sources.
When the ambient temperature is high, the compressor always operates more fre-
quently and for longer.
Make sure the appliance is adequately ventilated. Keep its ventilation openings clear.
Allow hot food to cool before placing it in the appliance.
Place food to be thawed in the refrigerator compartment. In this way, the cold from
deep-frozen food helps to cool this compartment.
Open the door only for the amount of time strictly necessary.
Do not run the appliance at a temperature which is lower than necessary.
Keep the condenser on the back of the appliance clean.
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Very often, operating problems are due to minor causes which can be resolved by follow-
ing the instructions below. If the problem persists after having made these checks, do not
attempt any further remedies.
Problem Possible causes and remedies
The appliance will not — The appliance has not been switched on
operate — The plug has not been inserted in the socket or is badly
— Faulty socket. Check it (by plugging in a table lamp for
example). If there is a fault in the domestic electricity
supply system, call an electrician.
The temperature in the — The temperature setting is not correct (see section
refrigerator or freezer “Temperature adjustment”).
compartment is not low ~ Prolonged opening of the door or large quantities of
enough food placed in the appliance during the last 24 hours.
Turn the thermostat knob temporarily to a colder setting.
After a while, remember to return the knob to its previ-
ous position!
— The appliance is positioned close to a heat source (see
section “Positioning”). |
Possible causes and remedies
The appliance is cooling too
— The temperature setting is too low. Turn the thermostat
knob to a warmer setting.
After first switching on or
after having changed the
temperature setting, the
compressor does not start
to operate immediately.
— This is normal; it is not a fault. The compressor will start
up in a short while.
The compressor operates
— The temperature may be on too cold a setting. However,
if the ambient temperature is very high, the compressor
may operate continuously (see section “Starting-up —
Temperature adjustment”).
Considerable amount of
frost forming in the appli-
ance, perhaps even on the
door seal
~ Seal not air tight (possible after having changed the
opening direction of the door).
Remedy: carefully heat the seal in the problem areas with
a hairdryer (temperature not higher than about 50°C)
At the same time, work the seal with the hands until it
adheres properly.
Water in the refrigerator
— The defrost water drain hole is blocked. Clean the drain
hole (see section “Cleaning and maintenance”).
Abnormal noise
— The appliance has not been properly levelled. Adjust the
screw feet.
— Some of the internal accessories (fruit and vegetable
containers, door shelf, shelves) are not correctly fitted.
— The appliance is in contact with the wall, If necessary,
move it.
— A component on the back of the appliance, for example
a pipe, is in contact with another component or the wall.
If necessary, carefully bend the component to eliminate
the contact.
If the interior light bulb fails, it is easy to replace. The bulb is accessible through the bot-
tom of the thermostat housing (Fig. 18).
Technical data for bulb: 220-240 Y, 15 W max., E 14 bulb holder
If you are unable to solve an operating problem by consulting this booklet, call your retail-
er or our Technical Service Centre.
To avoid extra cost and waste of time, please give the following appliance details when
Appliance model, ao
Product number (E-Nr). a
Serial number (F-Nr.). 000 aa
This information can be found on the rating plate located inside the appliance on the
left-hand side. For convenience, note these details in the space above.
Note: The cost of any unnecessary call-out of a Service engineer will be charged to the
customer, even during the guarantee period.
The following noises are typical of refrigerating appliances:
Click A click can be heard when the compressor starts up or stops.
Humming A humming sound is heard whilst the compressor is operating.
Bubbling/gurgling If the refrigerant is flowing through very small diameter pipes, a
bubbling or gurgling sound will be heard. This continues for a few
: moments even after the compressor has stopped.
Whirring In appliances with no-frost system, a fan generates a flow of air. A
sight whirring noise can therefore be heard.
This refrigerating appliance is designed for domestic use and has been built in accord-
ance with current relevant standards.
in particular, in building this appliance, the measures required by the provisions of the law
on the safety of appliances (GSG), by the regulations for the prevention of accidents re-
lating to refrigerating equipment (VBG 20) and by the provisions of the German Electro-
technical Association (VDE), have been applied.
Sealing of the cooling circuit has been checked.
C € This appliance conforms to the following Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 - Low Voltage
- 89/336/EEC of 03/05/89 (and subsequent modification Directive 92/31/EEC) -
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Cooling circuit
Liquids which are able to produce a cooling effect are called refriger-
ants. Their boiling point is relatively low; it is sufficiently low for the
heat contained in foods stored in the refrigerating appliance to cause
the refrigerant to boil and therefore evaporate.
The closed circuit system which contains the refrigerant. The cooling
circuit consists principally of the evaporator, compressor, condenser
and pipes.
In the evaporator, the refrigerant evaporates. Like all liquids, in order
to be able to evaporate, the refrigerant needs heat. This heat is taken
from the compartment inside the appliance which, as a result, gets
cooler. For this reason, the evaporator is located inside the appliance
or is encased in insulating material immediately behind the internal
wall, and is therefore not visible.
The compressor looks like a small barrel. It is operated by a built-in
electric motor and is fitted in the base at the back of the appliance.
The compressor's function is to extract the refrigerant in the form of
vapour from the evaporator, to compress it and to carry it to the con-
The condenser is normally in the form of a grille. It liquefies the refrig-
erant after it has been compressed in the compressor. During this
process, heat is released which, through the surface of the condens-
er, is dispersed into the surrounding atmosphere. For this reason, the
condenser is normally located on the back of the appliance.
AEG Hausgerate AG
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AEG Domestic Appliances Ltd
Customer Care Department
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Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
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