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Aeg Arctis1242-4 User Manual
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Intergrated Build-Under Freezer
Operating Instructions
You have made a good choice!
By choosing a household appliance you have
combined both high technical performances
and a good operation.
Energy consumption in this appliance is re-
Furthermore, its operation is aimed to reduce
air pollution, helping to conserve the environ-
We suggest you read this booklet carefully to
use the appliance in the best way.
We hope that the use of the appliance meets
fully your requirements.
Disposal of packaging LD
The packaging material is 100 % recyclable. It should sorted and taken of the local disposal sites
for reprocessing.
Disposal of the appliance
This appliance is free of HCFC's (refrigerant circuit contains R 134 a) or free of HFC's (refrigerant
circuit contains R 600 a - isobutane). For more details, please refer to the rating plate on the
The appliance was manufactured from reprocessable materials and, when scrapped, should be
disposed of in a proper and environmentally appropriate way.
For this, the appliance is to be rendered unusable by cutting off the power supply cable at the
appliance. Remove the door lock or render it unusable to prevent children being locked inside.
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Safety advice ................ oo. 14
Know your appliance ................. 15
Selecting location .................... 15
Setting up & electrical connection. ..... 15
Controls & indicators,
switchingon & off ................... 16
Functions of the indicator lights &
audible alarm ............... ol 16
Freezing 6 storing frozen food ........ 17
Making ice. .............e.recee.e.. .. 19
Defrosting............_eerreevererea. 19
Cleaning. ...........—eom_eeerevevecna. 19
Tips on saving electricity .............. 20
Recommendations. ................... 20
Faults - Whattodo? ................. 20
Faults and Service .................... 21
Youwill find the drawings concerning these
instructions on the inside of the back cover.
By opening it, you will have the drawings
facing the text.
The technical data refer to an ambient tem-
perature between + 10 °C and + 32 °C.
This appliance has been submitted to
hermeticity tests and it complies with
anti-accidents regulations for cooling
appliances VBG 20 and to CEE N° 87/308
on radio - interference.
If the socket outlets in the home are not suit-
able for the plug supplied with this appliance,
it should be cut off and an appropriate three
pin plug fitted.
Note: The plug severed from the mains lead
must be destroyed, as a plug with bared flexible
cordis hazardous if engaged in a live socket out-
Use a 13 A fuse approved
by ASTA to BS 1362,
i. e. carries the
Always replace the fuse cover, never use the
plug with the fuse cover omitted.
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green & Yellow = Earth, Blue = Neutral,
Brown = Live.
As the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of this appliance may not correspond the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green & yellow
must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter E or by the earth
symbol @ or coloured green or green & yel-
The wire which is coloured blue must be con-
nected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter L or coloured red.
Warning - this appliance must be
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect ot Great Bri-
tain will frequently apply, but a third type of
plug and socketis also used, the 2-pin, side earth
type. In this case, the wire which is coloured
GREEN AND YELLWOW must be connected to
the EARTH contact, and the other two wires to
the pins, irrespective of colour. The supply to
the socket must be fitted with a 16 Amp fuse.
Before operating the appliance, please read
these instructions carefully.
The Manufacturer cannot be held responsible
if the following instructions are not observed.
e If the appliance is damaged it must not be
operated. In case of doubt, please contact
your supplier.
@ This appliance has been designed for dome-
stic use.
In case of industrial use, please follow the
regulations for the particular field.
e The installation and the electrical connection
of the appliance have to be carried out by a
qualified technician, in compliance with the
instructions given by the Manufacturer,
Please check that the voltage in your home
corresponds to the voltage indicated on the
rating plate.
@ The electrical security of the appliance is
granted only if the domestic installation is in
compliance with local by-laws. Do not use
extension cords.
e Technical interventions and repairs have to
be carried out by qualified technicians oniy.
® In case of fauits or when cleaning the
appliance, disconnect it from the electrical
supply. Unplug the appliance or cut electri-
city at the mains supply. When unplugging
the appliance, do not pull the cord, but the
® Avoid exterior and interior damages to the
appliance, i.e. damages to the refrigerating
circuit caused by cuts with sharp or cutting
instruments, bent pipes or damages to the
protections; the refrigerating substance may
damage the eyes.
® Do not obstruct or cover the ventilation
openings provided on the appliance.
@ Do not store any explosive material. High-
percentage alcohol should be stored closed
and upright. Bottles containing liquids which
may freeze should not be placed in the free-
zer compartment, as bottles can break when
liquids inside them freeze.
@ Do not store sealed containers of carbonated
drinks in the freezer compartment as they
explode. Only use plastic containers from the
© important - do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies
immediately after their removal from the
freezer compartment as they may give rise to
cold burns.
For appliances with isobutane (R 600 a)
The refrigerant isobutane is a natural gas of
high environmental compatibility but which is
Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the
ducts of the refrigerant circuit do not get dama-
In the event of damage occurring, avoid open
fires or potential ignition sources. The room in
which the appliance is situated must be
thoroughly ventilated.
User Instructions
You will find all important information on
your appliance in these User Instructions.
The instructions may slightly dependent on
Please read through the instructions care-
fully, and mark any passages which are particu-
larly important to you. Take care of these pages,
so that they are always available for reference.
Under-counter freezer
with brine bag (iff provided)
Dry and well-ventilated rooms are suitable. In
a humid location, moisture will condense on the
external surfaces of the appliance.
The appliance should not be located in a place
which is subjet to dripping water or rain.
Before connecting up
Let the appliance stand upright for at least 2
hours before connecting it up and switching on,
to allow any oil which has moved during trans-
portation to drain back down into the compres-
Wipe the appliance interior with a damp
cloth, the rub dry, before first putting food in
Advice on cleaning is given on in section “Clean-
The provided Installation Instructions advise
you on how to set up and build in the appliance.
The appliance may be connected only to a
properly-installed, earthed plug and/or socket.
Check that the supply voltage and frequency
match those given on the Rating Label (at the
bottom insice the refrigerator).
Earthing of this appliance is compul-
sory by law. The Manufacturer cannot be
held responsible for damage to objects
or injury to persons arising from the
non-observance of this requirement.
Important advice
If the thermostat is already set to a medium
setting when delivered, the appliance will start
running as soon as it is connected and switched
When the appliance first starts, the audible
alarm will sound, indicating that the freezer is
not yet cold enough for frozen food to be put
into it. If the Super Freeze switch is turned on,
the audible alarm will go off (but food should
not be put in until the red indicator light has
gone off).
Further information on switching on, the
Super Freeze switch, and the audible alarm is
given on in section “Controls & indicators”.
Illustration ©
1 green “power on” indicator light
2 red “temperature high” warning light
3 yellow “Super Freeze on” indicator light
4 Super Freeze switch
5 temperature selector (cannot be reset by
children — use a coin for setting)
6 door switch actuator (iff provided)
7 audible alarm (iff provided)
Switching on initially
Turn Temperature Selector clockwise
from the 0- position to 2-3. The green and red
indicator lights will come on and the audibie
alarm will sound; to turn the alarm off, slide the
Super Freeze switch on (see below).
Switching on to Super Freeze
Slide Super Freeze switch fully to the
right, so that the symbol is visible. The cooling
system now runs continuously. The yellow indi-
cator light comes on. If the audible alarm was
sounding, it will now go off. The red light goes
off when the set storage temperature is
Switching appliance off
Turn Temperature Selector anticlockwise
to the 0- position. The green indicator light will
go off (the red and yellow lights will aiso go off,
if they were on).
The green light is alight continuously whe-
never power has been switched on to the ap-
The red light will light and the audible
alarm will sound if the storage temperature
drops below the safety level.
This can happen when
6 the appliance is first switched on
e the appliance is switched on again after
@ too much food is put in to be frozen at one
Oe the door is not fully closed
O there is a defect in the cooling system (see
e the temperature selector is turned to a
higher setting.
The yellow light will be alight as long as the
Super Freeze switch is on.
Appliances with door actuator:
The audible alarm will sound when the red
light comes on to indicate that the storage tem-
perature is too low; it also comes on if the door
is left open for longer than 1 minute.
If the door is to be left open for a longer time
(e. g..when loading a stock of food) the audible
alarm can be switched off by pulling out the
door switch actuator to the notch position 6
A (lll. ©). The alarm is automatically reset when
the door is closed. -
Tips on freezing
e Food must be fresh (see below for meat), ripe
and of best quality. This is the only way to get
truly high quality frozen food.
e Vegetabies (observe blanching times) and
fruit should be frozen as soon as possible
after harvesting. This ensures that nutrients,
structure, consistency, colour and taste are
® Meat/game must be hung for a suitable time
before being frozen.
@ Food to be frozen should preferably be cold
or cooled beforehand.
® Defrosted or thawing food should be consu-
med straight away. It should not be refro-
zen, unless raw food has been cooked ready
for eating. Once cooked, defrosted food can
be refrozen.
e Recommended storage times should not be
exceeded. Observe the storage times given
on packaged foods.
Appropriate packaging
Correct packaging, and the use of suitable
packing materials, are important for the quality
of frozen foods.
To avoid drying out, “freezer burn”, and trans-
fer of taste and smell, food must be wrapped
Make use of:
@ Bags, tubes and foil of polythene (at least
0.05 mm. thick) - suitable for vegetables,
bakery products, meat and firm fruit.
@ Extra stong aluminium foil ~ suitable for un-
evenly-shaped items, such as poultry wings,
cakes, tarts.
e Containers of plastic and aluminium — suit-
able for soft fruit, liquids, ready cooked
Freezing food
Fresh food should not be placed in contact
with already-frozen food. When food has been
frozen, transfer it from the freezing compart-
ment to the drawers/panels.
Wrap the items to de frozen and place them
flat side down directly on the floor of the
Put the brine box on the food in-the upper
basket / compartment, right in the front (Ill. ©,
Freezing capacity
Dot not attempt to freeze more food in 24
hours than is stated under “Freezing Capacity”
on the Rating Label, at lower inside.
Note - with under-counter freezers
and build-in freezers with 4 drawers:
To obtain maximum freezing capacity, take
the upper basket out of the freezing compart-
ment, and lay the food directly on the freezing
grid. Here, the food will be frozen the fastest,
right through to the middie.
Super Freeze
When freezing large quantities, turn on the
Super Freeze switch up to 24 hours before putt-
ing the food in. The green and yellow lights will
come on. The red light may also come on, but it
will go off after a while. Turn the Super Freeze
switch off a-maximum of 24 hours after food
has been put in. The yellow light then goes off
and the cooling system returns to normal ope-
For normal loads, the Super Freeze switch can
be turned off about 6 hours after food has been
put in.
Storing frozen food
All the drawers can be used for storage of al-
ready-frozen food. It is not necessary to turn
the Super Freeze switch on.
Adjustment of storage space
lllustration Y)
8 Brine box (iff provided)
(Cold reserve in case of breakdown)
9-12 Storage baskets
13 Storage record card
14 Additional storage space
(under-counter freezers only)
Usable capacities
Build-in freezer with 3 baskets.
The stated figure is measured without the
baskets 9 and 10 being in the freezer. The free-
zer can be without baskets 9 and 10.
Build-in freezer with 4 baskets and
under-counter freezer.
The stated figure is measured without the
baskets being in the freezer. The freezer can be
used without baskets.
This will give a larger storage surface, to ac-
commodate poultry etc. The food should be put
directly on the freezing grids. Note the follow-
ing: .
The loading limit marked inside on the side
walls of the freezer must not be exceeded
(ll. ©).
Removing storage baskets
Illustration ©
Drawers should be pulled out to the stop,
then lifted slightly before removal.
Lower drawers should be pulled out to the
stop, then turned slightly to the right before re-
Arranging frozen food
Hustration ©
Place the food packages in an orderly fashion
in the baskets, and in the freezing compart-
ment. Mark on the record cards the type of food
stored and the “eat by” dates. Use a soft pencil,
so that the entries can be wiped off as the food
is used. Insert the cards in the holders on the ap-
propriate baskets. This will allow timely con-
sumption on the frozen food.
The allowable storage time depends on the
type fo food. With proprietary frozen foods, the
storage time is given on the package. If no re-
commendation is available, store food for a ma-
ximum of 3 months.
Thermometer (iff provided)
To check temperature, place the thermome-
ter between packages of frozen food. If it is
laid on top to the food, it will show only the air
temperature, not that inside the food.
Fill ice tray (iff provided) % full with water and
stand it on the floor of the freezing compart-
ment. To loosen the tray if it is frozen to the
compartment floor, lever it with the handle of a
spoon. Never use pointed or sharp edged imple-
ments - this could result in damage to the cool-
ing system.
Loosen ice cubes by holding the underside of
the tray under running water.
Moist air entering the freezer when the door
is open creates frost inside the freezer.
Itis not necessary to defrost the whole
freezer to remove only a small amount
of frost.
Do not use any sharp-edged or
pointed implements!
If the ice deposit is too thick to be scraped off,
the freezer has to be defrosted. This should be
done at least once or twice a year,. Itis best done
when there is little or no food in the freezer.
If there is food in the freezer, slide the super
Freezer switch on for some time, before start-
ing defrosting; this makes the food even colder
than usual, in preparation for it being outof the
freezer during defrosting. Wrap the food well in
newspaper, or a blanket, and pack it close to-
gether in the coolest place available (e. g. ina re-
Turn the temperature selector to O- or turn
off (or unplug) the freezer at the supply socket,
then open the door.
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Defrosting can be speeded up somewhat by
placing a vessel of hot water inside the freezer.
Place it on the freezing panel, not on the plastic
floor. The door should be closed if this is done.
Under no circumstances use heating
appliances to speed up the defrosting
(they might damage the freezer).
Take care when using proprietary defrosting
sprays, as they can contain ingredients which
damage plastic. When defrosting is completed,
clean and dry the interior of the freezer.
Connect and switch the freezer on again, and
slide the Super Freeze switch to on.
Always remove the plug or switch off
at the socket before doing any cleaning!
If the plug/socket cannot be reached, switch
off at the house fuse box/circuit breaker.
Use lude-warm water with some mild wash-
ing-up liquid added to clean the interior and the
accessories. Then wipe over with a cloth soaked
in clean water, followed by a dry cloth.
Do not use powder or acidic cleaners, nor che-
mical grease removers (they create smell).
Wipe the door seal occasionally using clean
water, and dry it thoroughly. Do not let oil or fat
get on the seal.
Do not forget to switch the appliance on
again, at the plug/socket when cleaning is com-
pleted, and to slide the Super Freeze switch on.
Wait 2-3 minutes after closing the freezer
door before trying to open it again; this allows
time for equalization of the pressure between
inside and outside.
When the appliance is not being used for a
long period, switch it off by turning the tempe-
rature selector to 0-. Clean the interior. Leave
the door open (to avoid mould and smell deve-
loping inside).
Door seal
Check occasionally that the door seal is work-
ing properly. in particular, do this when the
freezer is first installed, or when the door hinges
are changed over.
Rub talcum powder on the seal occasionally
(to keep it elastic).
The high quality and the construction in the
van of technology, are a guarantee of a perfect
operation. However, should the appliance ope-
rate uncorrectly, before contacting service, we
recommend you check if you have followed all
the suggestions given in this booklet. In most
cases you can solve the problem by yourself.
No lights on
Green light not on
Red warning light on all
the time/audible alarm
Yellow light not on when
Super Freeze switch on
Loud noise
Reduced cooling output
Power failure
Plug not properly in socket
Temperature selector is set
to 0-
Slide Super Freeze switch
on; if yellow light comes
on green light is defective
Door opened too often, or
too much food put in at
one time
Door not properly closed
Light defective
Freezer not standing firm
& level
Feezer transported lying
inside thick with ice
Condenser thick with dirt
Ventilation or appliance
Check fuse or circuit breaker
(switch house light on to see if
failure is general)
Push it fully in
Turn selector on
Call Customer Service to
change light unit
Set temperature selector higher,
slide Super Freeze switch on
Close it
Call Customer Service to
change light unit
Adjust or pack under feet
Switch freezer off for 2 hours
to allow oil in cooling system
drain back down
Clean it (remove appliance
from housing - see
Installation Instructions)
Clear inlet and outlet air
Please note that noises caused by refrigerant circulation cannot be avoided.
avoid unnecessary travel or expense, please
In order to keep your appliance in per-
fectly safe condition, you should arran-
ge for repairs, particularly to the “live”
parts, to be carried out only by qualified
In the event of break-down you should there-
fore contact your electrical dealer or our Custo-
mer Service Centre.
Before calling the Service Centre, please
check whether there ist power in the mains
socket (e. g. by plugging a lamp in). Your local
electrician will repair any defects in the mains
If the defect lies in the appliance, please in-
form the nearest Service Centre. In order to
— Model description
— E-number
— F-number of your appliance.
You will find these data on the rating plate on
the left inside your appliance. We recommend
that you enter them here:
- Model description ...............—.—.e_..e..
- E-number
— F-number
Please note: We have to make a charge
if our Customer Service technician is cal-
led in for no adequate reason, even if the
guarantee has not yet expired.
AEG Hausgeráte AG
Postfach 1036
D-90327 Nurnberg 1
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H 271 278 600-0595
AEG Domestic Appliances Ltd
Customer Care Department
55-77 High Street
Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
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