AEG Arctis1302-4i, Arctis132-4i User manual

AEG Arctis1302-4i, Arctis132-4i User manual
Build-In Freezers
Congélateurs-armoires encastrables
Armarios congeladores empotrables
- Congelatori incorporabili
Operating Instructions
Mode d'emploi
Instrucciones para el uso
Istruzioni per luso
Inhalt Seite
Bildseite (bitte ausklappen) 3
Allgemeine Hinweise 4
Bedienungs- und Kontrolleinrichtung 5
Inbetriebnahme und Temperaturregelung 6
Einfrieren und Tiefkühilagern 7
Abtauen und Reinigen 7/8
Stórungen und Kundendienst 8/9
Tips 9
Contents Page
Illustration page (please unfold) 3
General instructions 10
Operating and indicator panel 11/12
Starting up and temperature regulation 12
Freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food 12/13
Defrosting and cleaning 14
Faults and servicing 14/15
Hints 15
Contenu Page
Page avec figures (que vous voudrez
bien déplier) 3
Remarques générales 16
Eléments de commande et de contrôle 17/18
Mise en service et réglage de la
température 18
Congélation et conservation des produits
surgelés (congelés) 18/19
Dégivrage et nettoyage 20
Pannes et service après-vente 20/21
Conseils 21
Indice Pâgina
llustración (por favor desplegarla) 3
Indicaciones generales 23
Mandos y dispositivos de control 24/25
Puesta en servicio y regulación de la
temperatura ‚ 25
Congelación y almacenamiento de
ultracongelados 25/26
Descongelación y limpieza 27/28
Perturbaciones y Servicio Postventa 28
Consejos prácticos 29
Indice Pagina
Pagina illustrata (vi preghiamo di aprire) 3
Indicazioni generali 30
Dispositivo di comando e di controllo 31/32
Avviamento in funzione e regolazione della
temperatura 32
Congelazione e conservazione in stato
congelato 32/33
Sbrinamento e pulizia 34/35
Difetti e servizio tecnico assistenza clienti 35
Consigli 36
Inhoud Pagina
Afbeeldingen (uitklapbare pagina's) 3
Algemene aanwijzingen 37
Bedienings- en kontrole-inrichting 38/39
In gebruik nemen en temperatuurregeling 39
Invriezen en bewaren 39
Ontdooien en reinigen 40/41
Storingen en klantenservice 41
Tips 42
Innhold Side
Billedside (vennligst brett ut) 3
Vanlige räd 43
Betjenings- og kontrollinnretninger 44
lgangsettelse og temperaturregulering 44
Innfrysning og fryselagring 45
Avtining og rengjoring a 45
Feil og service 46
Tips | 46
Sisällys Sivu
Kuvasivut (avaa) 3
Yleisiá neuvoja, sijoitus 47
Sahkolitántá 48
Kayttokytkimet j ja valvontalaitteet 48
Pakastaminen ja sáilytys
Sulatus ja puhdistus 49
Häiriôt ja huoito 50/51
Neuvoja 51
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If the freezer you have purchased is replacing an
older model still fitted with a snap catch or lock, you
should render this lock unserviceable before throw-
ing the appliance away or putting it out for environ-
ment-friendiy refuse collection.
In this way you can prevent children locking them-
selves in when playing and thus endangering their
Please make sure that the pipelines of your freezer
are not damaged before collection for environ-
ment-friendly disposal.
Appliance Packaging
All used materials are environmentally compatible!
They can be safely disposed off or burnt in a refuse
Regarding the materials: The plastics can also be
recycled and are marked as follows:
>PE< for polyethylene e.g. as used in the outer
wrapping and bags inside
>PS< for polystyrene foam e.g. as used in the
packing; this material is basically CFC-free
The cardboard parts are made of waste paper and
should be put back into the waste paper collection
General instructions
You have just purchased a home freezer which has
been produced according to the standards applic-
able to these appliances.
During manufacture, the necessary measures have
been taken as required by the Appliance Safety Act
(GSG), the Accident Prevention Regulations for Re-
frigerating Installations (VBG 20), and the Specifica-
tions of the Institute of German Electrical Engineers
The refrigeration circuit has been checked for leak-
age. The appliance is radio-interference sup-
pressed in accordance with EEC Directive
82/499/EEC as well as with the Standard relating to
the Retroactive Effect of the Mains Supply EN
60 555 Parts 1-3/DIN VDE 0838 Parts 1-3, June
Before starting up, we recommend you to read the
following Operating Instructions, since only by do-
ing so can you benefit from all the advantages of-
fered by your freezer.
These Operating instructions are intended for sev-
eral technically comparable models with different
equipment. Please only follow the instructions cor-
responding to your appliance version.
Please unfold the illustration page on the cover to
enable you to compare the text and pictures along-
Removing the adhesive tapes
and safety packing
To ensure safety during transport, the door is
secured on the housing with adhesive tapes. De-
pending on model, plastic safety packing or a po-
lystyrene foam insert is interposed between the ap-
pliance door and housing under the adhesive tape
to ensure safety during transport.
You should remove this transport safety packing.
Wipe off any possible adhesive tape residues with a
petroleum-based cleanser or similar solvent.
Commercial use
Should you use your home freezer commercially or
for purposes other than freezing, and deep frozen
storage of food, you must observe the legal require-
ments applicable to your area.
The most suitable location is a dry room which can
be ventilated.
The refrigerating unit needs a good supply of air and
proper ventilation in order to function properly.
Please make sure that the air-vents in the plinth un-
derneath the kitchen cabinet and the air-shafts be-
hind it are not covered over or blocked.
Ambient temperature has an effect on the power
consumption of the unit. The appliance should
~ not stand in the direct sunshine, or close to a ra-
diator or cooker
— stand in a position where the ambient tempera-
ture corresponds with the climate category for
which the appliance is designed.
You will find data on this on the rating plate, which is
in the interior of the appliance on the left hand side.
It will consist of one of the following:
Ambient temperature
from... to...
SN +1010+32 °C
Climate category
N +1610 +32 °С
ST +18to+38 °C
T +1810 +43 °С.
Before using for the first time
Like many new appliances, your freezer will have a
certain odour of its own. The interior and all acces-
sories should therefore be cleaned before the app-
liance is used for the first time (see also instructions
on defrosting and cleaning). Also, before starting to
use the freezer, take the two cold-accumulator cells
out of the upper drawer, assuming it is equipped
with them, and wait until the optimum storage tem-
perature of —18 °C has been attained before placing
them directly on a refrigeration unit in a freezer
compartment; this will freeze them more quickly.
After about 24 hours they can then be placed in the
position provided for them — see the instructions on
“cold-accumuiator celis”. Once you have used
them, to cool or keep things cool on the table or in a
picnic bag, freeze them again by following the same
Electrical connection
Please ensure that the voltage and current indicated
on the rating plate agree with the voltage of your
electricity supply.
220/240 voits (1. e. 220/240 V АС).
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/ car-
rier 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 accord-
ance 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 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
2. The wire which is coloured brown must be con-
nected to the live terminal which is marked with
the {etter L or coloured red.
3. The wire which is coloured blue must be con-
nected to the neutral terminal which is marked
with the letter N or coloured black.
When wiring the plug, ensure that ali 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
socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure
that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240V AC
Fuserating 13amps
See rating plate for further information.
The rating plate is inside, on the left.
Operating and indicator panel
Figs.1,2and 3
The operating and indicator panel is located inside
the appliance,
On some models, it is located behind the freezer
compartment flap. Pull down the flap to operate the
switches (Figs. 1 and 2).
On some models, the panel is located beside the
upper drawer (Fig. 3). If your freezer is fitted with a
temperature acoustic warning (8) see Fig. 3.
The operating and indicator panel contains the fol-
1 = On/Off switch
2 = Green pilot lamp
The green lamp comes on when the appliance
is switched on and the mains voltage is avai-
lable. In this switch position, the refrigerating
unit automatically operates by system con-
3 = Red pilot lamp
and audible alarm
for temperature monitoring
The red lamp comes on and the audible tem-
perature alarm sounds
— when the appliance is started up;
~ if the storage temperature has not yet been
— if excessive amounts of fresh food are
placed inside;
— ifthe appliance door is open for too long;
— if the refrigerating unit has a fault.
The audible temperature alarm can be swit-
ched off by pressing the fast-freeze switch (5),
causing the amber lamp (4) to come on.
The red lamp continues to show until the sto-
rage temperature is re-attained.
Amber pilot lamp
Fast-freeze switch
The amber lamp comes on when the switch is
on “Fast freeze”. The refrigerating unit conti-
nuously operates.
Temperature regulator
On the temperature regulator (thermostat), the
most energy-saving storage temperature for
your frozen food can be continuously set with
the aid of a coin.
It has settings 1 to 4 and intermediate posi-
tions. |
Setting “1” means: |
highest, warmest internal temperature,
Setting “4” means:
lowest, coldest internal temperature.
Since the optimum storage conditions of
—18 °C are strongly affected by the ambient
temperature, the type and quantity of stored
frozen food, and the frequency and duration of
door opening, you must check the internal
temperature on the thermometer (7).
Set the temperature so that the indicated tem-
perature is -18 °C,
Internal thermometer
The storage temperature should be checked
on the thermometer.
The thermometer is arranged in the freezer
compartment so that it indicates the warmest
appliance temperature. Owing to temperature
layering, different loading, and indication tole-
rance effects, colder temperatures may occur
in other storage zones of the freezer com-
Starting up and
temperature regulation
Figs.2and 3
Switch on switch (1). The green lamp (2) comes on.
The refrigerating unit starts. |
Additionally operate the fast-freeze switch (5). The
amber lamp (4) comes on, and the refrigerating unit
continuously operates. Only when the red lamp (3)
has gone out, reset the fast-freeze switch (5). The
amber lamp (4) goes out.
The temperature regulator {6) can be used to set the
storage temperature, —18 °C.
Setting “1” means:
highest temperature, warmest setting.
Setting “4” means:
lowest temperature, coldest setting.
The storage temperature should be checked on the
Important: If you press the fast-freeze switch or ad-
just the temperature regulator, it may happen that
the refrigerating unit of your freezer does not start
immediately, but only after some time. In this case,
your appliance does not have a fault.
Cold-accumulator cells
In some models there are cold-accumulator cells
and ice-trays in the topmost shelf. if there is a power
tailure or malfunction, or if you move house, these
cells extend the time by several hours until the
deep-frozen food warms up to an unacceptable
temperature. They can also be used for cooling an
insulated bag or picnic bag for a short period of
time. To re-freeze them, see the instructions on “Be-
fore using for the first time”.
The most effective delay, and the lowest rate of po-
wer consumption, will be achieved if the cold-accu-
mulator cells are placed in the uppermost
compartment directly on top of the food. ‘
Clear ice can be produced in the ice-trays, in many
different shapes and sizes (see instructions on “Ma-
king ice-cubes”).
Freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food
Figs.4and 5
You can use your freezer for storing frozen food and
freezing fresh food yourself.
Before filling your freezer for the first time with
frozen food (deep-frozen food), an internal tem-
perature of —18 °C must have been attained.
When freezing fresh food yourself, please observe
the following instructions to be sure of obtaining the
best results.
Freeze only sound fresh food. 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 freezing capacity of your appliance in
24 h as indicated on the rating plate.
If you want to carry out freezing in several consecut-
ive days, only utilize ¥/s to 3. of this capacity. To util-
ize the maximum rated freezing capacity, switch on
the fast-freeze switch 24 hours before freezing is
due to start (the amber light will now show). For
smaller amounts, the fast-freeze switch should be
switched on 4-6 hours in advance.
Smallest amounts (up to 3 kg) can be frozen without
pressing the fast-freeze switch.
Packed food to be frozen should be placed directly
on the refrigerating unit of one freezing compart-
ment with flap (1) or in a freezer drawer (2).
Freezing is possible in any freezer compartment or
freezer drawer (1, 2), since each level is equipped
with its own refrigerating unit.
Take special cars not to mix already frozen foods
with those not yet frozen.
The freezer drawer {3) should only be used for stor-
age of frozen food. It also serves as a practical
thawwater collection vessel if you defrost your
After around 24 hours (earlier for smaller quantities),
the fast-freeze switch can be switched off.
After freezing, you can leave the frozen food at the
freezing level concerned.
If, however, further food is to be frozen, you must re~
tain the fast-freeze setting and restack the frozen
food in the drawers (2, 3) according to your own ar-
rangement system to make available free freezing
Hint for test centres
Filling plans for determination of freezing capacity
and warm-up time may be ordered direct from the
- Manufacturer.
The do’s and don’ts of storing
frozen food
Once the freezing process is completed, deep-
frozen storage takes place in the temperature range
below -18 °C under normal system control (fast-
freeze switch switched off).
For storage of already frozen food, itis imperative to
note the storage time specified by the manufacturer
on the packaging.
Make sure that only packaged food is stored in the
freezer compartment, since unpackaged food will
soon dry out when exposed to the extreme cold.
With the exception of spirits and drinks containinga
higher percentage of alcohol, beverages in glass
bottles, particularly, 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 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 on
the refrigerating units and an increase in power
If you want to utilize the effective capacity of your
freezer fully and need to accommodate an espe-
cially large amount of frozen food, you can even
take out the freezer drawers — except for the lowest
one. You can then place frozen food directly on the
refrigerating unit. Even when food is loaded in this
way, the functional safety of your freezer is as-
sured. |
To retain the air circulation, however, the frozen food
should not be stacked beyond the front of the lower
freezer drawer.
Frozen food symbols
Fig. 6
Frozen food symbols are arranged on compartment
flaps and drawers.
Wherever possible, separate the frozen food in the
compartments and place the supplied rider oppo-
site the food type symbol concerned.
This will give you a better overall view of the food
stored, will enable you to avoid excessive door
opening, and will save you power.
Freezing calendar
Fig. 6
The figures beside the symbols indicate the max-
imum storage period in months altogether for sev-
eral types of frozen food.
Figs. 4 and 5
Fill the ice-tray */ full with cold water, place it in the
storage compartments (1) or freezer drawers (2),
and allow it to freeze. The ice-cubes can be easily
loosened by twisting the ice-tray or by holding it
briefly under running water. |
Taking out freezer drawers
The stabie freezer drawers have an antitilt feature
and are retained in their end position. This assures
safe and convenient insertion and removal of frozen
To remove the drawer, withdraw it as far as its catch,
tilt it upwards, and pull it out forwards.
Frost removal
During operation and when the door is opened,
moisture is deposited as frost in the internal space,
especially on the upper refrigerating unit.
You will avoid heavy frost formation by not leaving
the door open unnecessarily long. You will also save
power, since heavy frost formation impairs the re- |
frigerating efficiency of your freezer. H limited frost-
ing occurs, e.g. on the front edge of the upper pre-
freezing compartment, it is not necessary to defrost
the whole appliance. Remove this frost from time to
time with a plastic scraper, e.g. pastry scraper (not
with a knife or the like).
Defrosting and cleaning
Your freezer should be defrosted once or twice a
year or whenever a frost layer of around 4 mm has
formed. This should preferably occur when the
freezer is empty or contains little food.
Each temperature rise reduces the keeping qualities
of your frozen food. Before defrosting your freezer,
switch over the fast-freeze around 12 hours before
defrosting is due to start to build up a low-tempera-
ture reserve in the frozen food. Ali food packagesre-
maining in the freezer compartment, hermetically
packed if possible, should then be wrapped in sev-
eral layers of newspaper and stored in a cool place
(e.g. refrigerator). During defrosting and cleaning,
your freezer should basically not be connected to
the mains supply. Operate the off-switch, the green
lamp goes out. (Pull out the mains plug, remove the
fuse, or trip the automatic safety device).
Except for the lowest drawer (3), which can be used
for collecting the thaw water, take out all the other
You can speed up the defrosting process by placing
bowls of hot water on one or several shelves and clos-
Never attempt to accelerate the defrosting process
by using other heat sources, such as electric heat-
ing and warming appliances, candles, or the like!
After defrosting, clean the interior of your freezer
and its accessories with lukewarm water to which a
mild, non-abrasive detergent can be added. Finally,
wash with clean water and wipe dry. |
For safety reasons, this appliance must never be
cleaned with steam-cleaning equipment. Moisture
could find its way into the electronic components, and
steam could cause damage to the plastic parts.
Restart your freezer. The frozen food can be loaded
after around 30 minutes.
Magnetic door seal
After opening and closing the door of your freezer
whilst the latter is in operation, you will not immedi-
ately be able to open the door again, since a
vacuum will have developed inside, keeping the
door closed until the pressures inside and outside
the door have equalized. After a few minutes, you
can easily re-open the door.
When notin use
If your freezer is to remain unused for any length of
time, it must be disconnected (unplugged) from the
electricity supply by pressing the Off switch. Clean
your appliance thoroughly and leave the door ajar to
prevent any odours from forming.
Faults and servicing
To maintain the safety of your appliance, you should
only have repairs, especially on live parts, per-
formed by a trained electrician. In the event of a
fault, please contact your retailer or the service cen-
tre direct.
Before approaching the service centre, check
whether the pilot lamps come on, the refrigerating
unit operates, and the internal temperature is being
maintained. |
If, for example, the green light goes out whilst your
freezer is operational, switch on the fast-freeze
If the amber light comes on, the green light is de-
If the amber light does not come on when the fast-
freeze system is switched on, but the refrigerating
unit is operational, this means that the amber light
must be replaced.
if neither of the pilot lights is on, first check that the
power supply has not been cut off (mains plug,
house fuse, overall power failure in the supply sys-
tem, etc.). If necessary, contact your electrician
If the red light comes on and the audible tempera-
ture alarm (where available) sounds, or the tempera-
ture inside the freezer has risen sharply without
fresh food having been inserted or the appliance
door having been open for any length of time, this
means that there is a fault. Switch on the fast-freeze
system, keep your freezer closed, and notify the
nearest service centre immediately (see list of ser-
vice centres). In this case, do not carry out any re-
pairs yourself, especially in the electrical parts of
your freezer.
When doing so, please quote
— the model designation,
— E-number and
— F-number of your freezer.
These data are indicated on the rating plate inside
your appliance on the upper LH side.
You are recommended to enter them here.
— Model designation: ….….…..…....…....….….….…sserssenrenneannees
— E-number: ...….....…...rrrerancsanenensenenenn conne nr recenne une
— F-NUMDbEr: …….…..............Lecrcecurss ans ann en aan er ere ecc
Keep the freezer door closed and tel! the service
centre whether your appliance is still refrigerating. If
the refrigerating system has failed, the low-tem-
perature reserve in the cold-storage units and in a
full loading of frozen food will be enough to cover
around 12-17 hours.
N. B.! Unjustified after-sales service calls must be
paid for even during the guarantee period.
Important: Regularly check on the red temperature
pilot and thermometer that the storage temperature
is being maintained.
Minor repairs you can carry out
— Spare parts:
Spare parts can be ordered from the service cen-
tre. You can fit them yourself without any special
skill or training.
For example
— Compartment flaps
— Internal thermometer in compartment flap
— Compartment flap bearings
— Freezer drawers
on energy-saving
Given below are a few additional hints on energy-
— Avoid installing your freezer near a heater or
cooker or in direct sunlight, since the high am-
bient temperatures will cause the temperature
regulator to switch on the refrigerating unit more
frequently and for longer.
Do not place any hot food in the freezer — first al-
low the food to cool to room temperature.
Do not open the freezer door unnecessarily and
close it again as quickly as possibie.
Check the storage temperature of the freezer
compartment on the thermometer.
Do not set the storage temperature of the frozen
food lower than —18 °C.
Ensure good ventilation of your freezer.
If you ever move house
If your freezer is not fully loaded, pack all the
frozen food in concentrated fashion at a few stor-
age levels.
Switch over to fast-freeze 24 hours before the re-
moval van leaves to build up a low-temperature
reserve in the frozen food.
Secure the freezer door against opening during
Place your freezer on the removal van last so that
you can unload it first and replug it into the mains
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