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Rex FI22/10SH User Manual
FI 22/10 FA
2222 124-68
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future
reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house
and leave the appliance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the
new owner can be acquainted with the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.
If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock
(latch) on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old
appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a death-trap for a child.
This must be done before the appliance is built intoThese warnings are provided in the interest of
safety. You must read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
more serious malfunctioning. Refer to your local
Service Centre, and always insist on genuine
spare parts.
General Safety
This appliance is designed to be operated by
adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper
with the controls or play with the product.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way.
Before any cleaning or maintenance work is
carried out, be sure to switch off and unplug the
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorized
The domestic refrigerators and freezers are
designed to be used specifically for the storage
of edible foodstuffs only.
Best performance is obtained with ambient
temperature between +18¡C and +43¡C (class
T); +18¡C and +38¡C (class ST); +16¡C and
+32¡C (class N); +10¡C and +32¡C (class SN).
The class of your appliance is shown on its rating
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it
Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible
fluid leakages.
The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or gas cookers.
Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
There must be adequate ventilation round the
back of the appliance and any damage to the
refrigerant circuit must be avoided.
For freezers only (except built-in models): an
ideal location is the cellar or basement.
Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has
been thawed out.
Do not use other electrical appliances (such
as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
appliances, unless they are approved for this
purpose by the manufacturer.
ManufacturersÕ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant
The inner lining of the appliance consists of
channels through which the refrigerant passes. If
these should be punctured this would damage
the appliance beyond repair and cause food loss.
off frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using
the scraper provided. Under no circumstances
should solid ice be forced off the liner. Solid ice
should be allowed to thaw when defrosting the
appliance. See defrost instructions.
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person
This product should be serviced by an authorized
Service Centre, and only genuine spare parts
should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
Warning: when the ambient temperature is not
included within the range indicated for the class
of this appliance, the following instructions must
be observed: when the ambient temperature
drops below the minimum level, the storage
temperature in the freezer compartment cannot
be guaranteed; therefore it is advisable to use
the food stored as soon as possible.
Printed on recycled paper
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in
damage to 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. Never use
metal objects for cleaning your appliance as it
may get damaged.
During normal operation, the condenser and
compressor at the back of the appliance heat up
considerably. For safety reasons, minimum
ventilation must be as shown in the relevant
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
If the appliance has been transported
horizontally, it is possible that the oil contained in
the compressor flows in the refrigerant circuit. It
is advisable to wait at least two hours before
connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow
back in the compressor.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses which
could damage the ozone layer, in either its
refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The
appliance shall not be discarded together with
the urban refuse and rubbish. Avoid damaging
the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the
heat exchanger. Information on your local
disposal sites may be obtained from municipal
authorities. The materials used on this appliance
marked by the symbol
are recicable.
Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance
does not stand on the electrical supply cable
Important: if the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by a special cord or assembly
available from the manufacturer or its service
There are working parts in this product which
heat up. Always ensure that there is adequate
ventilation as a failure to do this will result in
component failure and possible food loss. See
installation instructions.
Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Wherever possible the back of the product
should be against a wall.
Cleaning the interior
Temperature regulation
Freezing fresh food
Storage of frozen food
Ice-cube production
Fresh food refrigeration
Movable shelves
Positioning the door shelves
hints for refrigeration
Hints for freezing
Hints for storage of frozen food
Periodic cleaning
Periods of no operation
Interior light
Customer service and spare parts
Technical information
Electrical connection
Changing the opening direction of the doors
Instructions for totally built-in
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash
the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so as to remove
the typical smell of a brand-new product, then dry
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the finish.
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Open the refrigerator door and turn the thermostat
knob, clockwise, beyond the ÇOÈ (STOP) position.
The appliance will start to operate.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated and can
be increased to achieve a higher temperature
(warmer) by rotating the thermostat knob toward
lower settings or reduced (colder) rotating the knob
towards higher settings.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
refrigerator depends on:
room temperature;
how often the door is opened;
the quantity of food stored;
location of appliance.
A medium setting is generally the most suitable.
If the ambient temperature is high or the
appliance is fully loaded, and the appliance is
set to the lowest temperatures, it may run
continuously causing frost to form on the rear
wall. In this case the dial must be set to a higher
temperature to allow automatic defrosting and
therefore reduced energy consumption.
Freezing fresh food
Ice-cube production
The 4-star compartment
is suitable for
long term storage of commercially frozen food, and
for freezing fresh food.
To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to change
the setting of the thermostat knob.
However, for a quicker freezing operation, turn the
thermostat knob to the coldest setting; but
remember that, in this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temeprature might drop below 0¡C.
If this occurs reset thermostat knob to a warmer
This appliance is equipped with one or more trays
for the production of ice-cubes. Fill these trays with
water, then put them in the freezer compartment.
Do not put carbonated liquids (fizzy drinks, etc.) in
the freezing compartment as they may burst.
Water ices, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezing compartment, can possibly cause
the skin to be freeze burnt.
Remember that, once thawed, frozen food deteriorates rapidly.
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 for at least two hours on the
coldest setting, then turn the thermostat knob to the
normal operating position.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
you should:
if large quantities of food are to be stored, remove
all drawers and baskets from appliance and place
food on cooling shelves.
Pay careful attention not to exceed load limit
stated on the side of the upper section (where
In the event of accidental defrosting, for example
due to a power failure, if the power has been off
for longer that the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under Òrising timeÓ, the
defrosted food must be consumed quickly or
cooked immediately and then refrozen (after
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at
room temperature, depending on the time available
for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will
take longer.
Do not use metallic instruments to remove the
trays from the freezer.
Fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in
the refrigerator;
do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a
strong flavour.
Position food so that air can circulate freely round
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a
series of runners so that the shelves can be
positioned as desired.
For better use of space, the front half-shelves can lie
over the rear ones.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various sizes,
the door shelves can be placed at different heights.
To make these adjustments proceed as follows:
Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the arrows
until it comes free, then reposition as required.
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
types together with the recommended storage
time (in months) from the time of freezing;
Meat (all types): wrap in polythene bags and place
on the glass shelf above the vegetable drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one or two days
at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these should be
covered and may be placed on any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly
cleaned and placed in the special drawer(s)
do not put carbonated liquids (fizzy drinks,
etc.) in the freezer compartment as they may
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 foodstore to the freezer in the shortest
possible time;
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and should
be stored in the bottle rack on the door.
not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and
cannot be refrozen.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by
the food manufacturer.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed in
special airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium
foil or polythene bags to exclude as much air as
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing process,
here are some important hints:
the maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;
the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further
food to be frozen should be added during this
only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned, foodstuffs;
prepare food in small portions to enable it to be
rapidly and completely frozen and to make it
possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity
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;
on the inner door or special card (if supplied) you
will find sketches of various animals and food
Unplug the appliance before carrying out
any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling
unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore
only be carried out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
take the following precautions:
remove the plug from the wall socket;
remove all food;
defrost and clean the interior and all accessories;
leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate to prevent
unpleasant smells.
Clean the inside with warm water and bicarbonate of
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Interior light
The light bulb inside the refrigerator compartment
can be reached as follows:
- unscrew the light cover securing screw.
- unhook the moving part as shown in the figure.
If the light does not come on when the door is open,
check that it is screwed into place properly. If it still
does not light up, change the bulb.
The rating is shown on the light bulb cover.
Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator
of the refrigerator compartment every time the motor
compressor stops, during normal use. The defrost
water drains out through a trough into a special
container at the back of the appliance, over the
motor compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator
compartment channel to prevent the water
overflowing and dripping onto the food inside.
Use the special cleaner provided, which you will
find already inserted into the drain hole.
The freezer compartment, however, will become
progressively covered with frost. This should be
removed with the special plastic scraper provided,
whenever the thickness of the frost exceeds 4 mm.
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off
the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage it.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out
as follows:
1. pull out the plug from the wall socket or turn the
thermostat knob to the ÇOÈ setting;
2. remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place;
3. leave the door open, and insert the plastic
scraper in the appropriate seating at the bottom
centre, placing a basin underneath to collect the
defrost water.
4. when defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly; keep the scraper for future use;
5. turn the thermostat knob back to the required
setting or replace the plug in the power socket.
6. After two or three hours, reload the previously
removed food into the compartment.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage it.
Do not use a maechanical 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.
If the appliance is not functioning properly, check
the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains
power switch is on;
there is an electricity supply (find out by plugging
in another appliance);
the thermostat knob is in the correct position.
If there are water drops on the bottom of the
cabinet, check that the defrost water drain
opening is not obstructed (see ÒDefrostingÓ
If your appliance is still not working properly after
making the above checks, contact the nearest
service centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when you
apply for it you specify the model and serial number
of your appliance which can be found on the
guarantee certificate or on the rating plate located
inside the appliance, on the bottom left-hand side.
Energy Efficiency Class
Fridge Net Capacity lt.
Freezer Net Capacity lt.
Energy Consumption kWh/24h
Energy Consumption kWh/annuo
Freezing Capacity kg/24h
Rising Time
The Technical info are on the rating plate situated on the left inside the appliance.
The appliance should be installed well away from
sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct
sunlight etc.
For building into kitchen units follow the special Ò
Building-inÓ instructions given.
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from
the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and
frequency shown on the serial number plate
correspond to your domestic power supply. Voltage
can vary by ±6% of the rated voltage.
For operation with different voltages, a suitably sized
auto-transformer must be used.
The appliance must be earthed.
The power supply cable plug is provided with a
contact for this purpose.
If the domestic power supply socket is not earthed,
connect the appliance to a separate earth in
compliance with current regulations, consulting a
specialist technician.
The Manufacturer declines all responsibility if
the above safety precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directives:
- 87/308 EEC of 2/6/87 relative to radio interference
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and
subsequent modifications;
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive) and subsequent
I nstructions for totally built-in appliances
Door reversibility
Right opening
Left opening
Remove the pins (P) and (P1)
Remove (P) from both sides and the door. Remove
the middle hinge (A) and refit it on the opposite side.
Refit the door and (P) on the left side. Remove (P1)
from the right side.
I nstructions for totally builtin appliances
Dimensions of the recess
1780 mm
550 mm
560 mm
The applianceÕs door has been locked in
position for transport by means of pins on both
sides. According to the door opening direction,
remove relevant pins at the top and at the
For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as
shown in Fig. Attention: keep ventilation
openings clear of obstruction.
Furthermore, it is necessary that the niche is provid
with a conduct of ventilation having the following
50 mm
540 mm
Push appliance into the housing until stop strip (A)
touches the kitchen unit.
If after having carried out the previously described
operation there is still some space left between the
appliance and the kitchen unit, fit the trimming
provided together with the appliance on the stop
strip (A).
Open the door and push the appliance against the
side of the kitchen unit opposite to that of appliance
Fasten the appliance with 4 screws provided in the
kit included with the appliance. Snap vent grille (C)
and hinge cover (D) into position.
Press in the joint covers between the appliance and
the kitchen unit.
Apply covers (B) on joint cover lugs and into hinge
Position the runners (A) at the top and bottom of the
inside of the kitchen unit as shown in Fig. and mark
the position of the external holes.
After preparing the holes, screw the runners to the
kitchen unit door using 3.5x16 mm screws.
Open both the appliance door and that of the kitchen
unit to approx. 90¡. Place the little plates over the
runners. Hold the doors of the appliance and the unit
together and mark the holes.
Remove the little plates and make the holes with a
diam. of 2 mm. Replace the little platee over the
runners and screw in the screws provided (3.5x16
For the alignment of the kitchen unit door, if
necessary, use the clearance size of the slotted
holes. At the end of the procedure, check that the
doors of the appliance and the kitchen unit open
If the appliance is to be fitted laterally to the kitchen
unit, it will be sufficient to loosen the screws of the
little plates (D), move them as shown in Fig. and
then fasten them up again. Fit the cover (E).
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