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Electrolux ER8362B User Manual
Warnings for your safety
Warnings for your safety. Carefully read these instructions before installing and using the machine.
This freezer is designed to be operated by adults
only. Children should not be allowed to tamper
with the controls or play with the product.
Any electrical work required to install the appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician
or competent person.
Manufacturer’s storage recommendations
should be strictly complied with.
Lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
right away from the freezer.
Do not place carbonate or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as these may explode.
When an old freezer is to be discarded make
sure to:
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
Dismount the doors in order to prevent
children from getting trapped inside.
Make sure that the cable is not trapped underneath the appliance, nor touches the motor.
Have the gas from the cooling system
withdrawn before making it to scrap iron.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons
may cause injuries or serious malfunctioning.
Refer to the nearest Authorized Dealer.
Make sure the rear part of the appliance stands
against a wall as there are working parts which
heat up and should not be of easy access.
Make sure that there is a continous and adequate ventilation as a failure to do so may result in
damage to the appliance or deterioration of the
The appliance should be left for at least 4 hours
after installation before it is turned on ill order to
allow the refrigerant to settle.
This product must be serviced only by an AUTHORIZED DEALER, and only GENUINE SPARE
PARTS must be employed.
Before cleaning or reparing the appliance, make
sure it is unplugged.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way.
These domestic refrigerators are designed to be
used specifically for the storage and conservation
of food.
off frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using a
plastic scraper. (See defrosting instructions).
Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has
been thawed out.
Warnings for your safety
pag. 29
pag. 31
Changing the opening directions
of the doors and Panelling
pag. 32
Regulation and Control
pag. 33
How to use your
pag. 34
Maintenance of your
pag. 36
Something not working
pag. 38
Normal noises when
pag. 40
Guarantee, Service
and Spare Parts
pag. 41
Tecnical Features
pag. 42
• Place the refrigerator away from direct sunlight
and heat sources.
• Maintain recommended ventilation - see Fig. 1.
• Make sure the refrigerator is accurately levelled
turning the adjustable feet in order to avoid vibrations and noises.
• This is a built in design to be aligned with other
Cleaning the interior
• Do not use alcohol or any cleanig product containing alcohol because it can damage the cabinet.
• Before using the appliance for the first time wash
the interior whith luke warm water and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical smell of a
brand-new product arid then dry thoroughly.
• Do not use detergents or abrasive powders as
these will damage the finish.
• Remove security used for transportation.
Fig. 1
Electrical connection
Before plugging the appliance make sure that the
voltage and frequency shown on the «Technical
Features» correspond to your home supply.
It is essential that the appliance be efficiently
For this purpose the supply cable plug incorporates a special earth contact. If the sockets of your
domestic wiring system are not grounded, have
the appliance connected to a separate ground
wire in accordance with existing safety regulations.
Should a change of the supply cord be necessary,
remove the lid of the terminal board acting on «E»
and «F» as shown figure 3 in order to gain access
to the terminals. Fig. 3.
Fig. 2
Starting – up
• Plug the appliance into the mains.
• Make sure the inner light «H» turns on when opening the door.
• Turn to intermediate position the knobs of the
«temperature regulators» «h» for refrigerating
compartment and «f» for freezing compartment.
Fig. 3
Changing the opening direction
of doors and Panelling
If you wish to change the opening side of the doors
proceed as follows:
1... Remove the handles of the doors.
2... Take off the plinth pressed onto cabinet.
3... Remove the lower hinge taking care for the lower
door not to fall off.
4... Lift the lower door off the central hinge.
5... Remove the central hinge taking care for the
upper door not to fall off and not to lose the plastic
6... Take the upper door off the upper hinge. Be
carefull not to lose the plastic washer.
7... Unscrew the plastic plugs located on the opposite side of the central hinge and introduce them in
the holes occupied before by the hinge.
Fig. 6
8... Unscrew the axle of the upper hing and screw it
into the hinge on the opposite side. Make sure to
fit in the metal washer for blocking.
9... Place upper door.
For the remaining parts proceed the other way
Once finished make sure that all joints close
perfectly well all around the door and chek that
the internal light turns of when the fridge door
How to panel the doors
If your appliance is provided with metal strips for
panelling and you wish to do so proceed as follows:
1... Remove one of the side strips.
2... Loosen the screws of the remaining strips.
3... Start putting on the panel where you took off the
strip pushing it right up to the end.
4... Replace the strip on this side.
5... Tighten all screws
NOTE: The panel dimensions must be 2 mm. shorter
than the doors. Maximun thickness of the panel is 4
Fig. 7
Regulation and Control
Freezer: Fig.5
Fridge: Fig. 5
Freezer thermometer: (a)
Green light: (g)
The pilot lights progressivety light up or turn out in
accordance to the temperature inside the freezer
The last lighted lamp indicates the actual temperature. It is to be considered as normal that the lights
blink slightly during the temperature changes.
Indicates connection to mains when lighted.
Red light: (b)
Allows to adjust the temperature inside the refrigerator according to use and external conditions.
When lighted indicates abnormal temperature conditions in the freezer, but for the exceptions appering
on «Freezing of food» and «Something not working».
Temperature Regulator for
Refrigerator: (h)
Lowest setting, minimum cold:
Highest setting, maximum cold:
Inside light: (H) Fig. 4
Orange light (c)
Indicates that the freezer is on freezing mode (S).
Fast-freezing button S-super: (d)
Press the button to switch on or off the fast-freezing.
This comes on when you open the refrigerator
door and goes off when you close it.
If you need get the bulb (see «IF SOMETHING
FAILS TO OPERATE» remove the protective
cover X, pulling its clip horizontally.
Green light: (e)
Indicates connection to mains when lighted
Temperature Regulator for Freezer:
Allows to adjust the temperature inside the freezer
according to use and external conditions.
Lowest setting, minimum cold:
Highest setting, maximum cold:
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
How to use your
Freezer Compartment
by a fault or power cut, take the following precautions:
This freezer, is marked
, and is suitable for freezing fresh foodstuffs and keeping
food for long periods.
• Keep the doors closed at all times.
Freezing of food
Once normal power is restored:
Freezing should take place as quickly as possible, in
a maximum of 24 hours. The procedure for this is as
A) If the freezer is full and the stoppage has
been less than «Time for temperature Rise»
indicated for each model in the «Technical
Features» section, then no damage will have
been caused to the food.
1... Set the «Temperature Control» «f» to position
• If the freezer was switched off and empty, 3
hours prior to placing the food to be frozen.
• If the freezer is already operating and contains
frozen food, 24 hours before placing the food to
be frozen.
2... The maximum amount which can be frozen in 24
hours is indicated in the section «Technical
3... Place the food to be frozen inside the lower compartment of the freezer. You can also use the top
shelf. If necessary, the highest capacity of freezing is reached removing the lower basket.
4... Red light «b», may be on for a few hours during
freezing process. Switch-on time for this light will
vary according to amount of food being put in for
congelation and time while door remains open.
5... 24 hours after the food in the freezer, the freezing process can be regarded as complete.
6... Set the «Temperature Control» «f» in a middle
Keeping frozen food
For optimum consevation, the temperature inside
the freezer compartment must be at least -18°C.
This temperature is adjusted automatically.
Check that the «Temperature Control» is in a middle position. Sometimes it may be necessary (insufficient ventilation, high roon temperature, frequent
opening and closing of the door…) to change the
position of the «Temperature Control».
If the appliance should be accidentally switched off
• Find out how long the stoppage is expected to
B) If the freezer is not full, the cold will be lost
more quickly. If the food has not started to
thaw, then follow the instructions in «A».
C) If the food has begun to thaw, use them up as
quickly as possible, or cook them and refreeze them.
Refrigerator Compartment:
This compartment is for storing drinks and
fresh food products.
The temperature inside is very evenly distributed. Make sure food does not touch the
back wall, since behind this surface is where the
cold is generated and food could bee partially
frozen. Also, this can impede the circulation of
cold air.
This appliance is provided with an automatic
defrosting system. Consequently you will sometimes notice a thin layer of ice or drops of water
on the rear wall.
How to use your
Useful Hints
Do not introduce any new food during a freezing
Do not put any newly introduced food for freezing
near to already frozen food.
Wrap the food up properly or place it in hermethic
recipies before introducing it into the freezer.
Do not introduce any hot food into the freezer.
Food and drinks of a strong flavour may pass this
on to others and affect their flavour. Wrap them
up adequately or put them into tight closing bags.
Follow the instructions given in the cook books,
freezing books and wrapping utensiles for better
conservation of food.
Maintenance of your
Prior to undertaking any maintenance operation,
be sure to unplug the appliance.
Defrosting of the freezer
The inner walls of the freezer become gradually
covered with a layer of frost keeping in mind not to
open the door frequently and keeping the food wrapped up in closed bags.
Whenever the thickness of ice reaches 5 mm. the
frost should be removed. Here to proceed as
1... Remove all food staffand place it in the coolest
possible place..
2…Place the Plastic Scraper (supplied with the
appliance) into the existing slot above the plinth.
3…Place a bowl under the outlet to collect the water.
4…Pull out the drawers and the upper tray.
5…Under no circumstances should you try and tear
off the ice formed, wait for it to melt away.
6…Once the ice eliminated and the applience is
clean and dry, remove the plastic scraper and
replace the drawers and the upper tray.
7…Plug in the appliance.
Fig. 8
Maintenance of your
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated in the refrigerator.
Clean regularly the water drain opening «G».
• Do not use alcohol or any cleanig product containing alcohol because it can damage the cabinet.
• Use lukewarm water and neutral soap or bicarbonate of soda for cleaning the interior and the exterior of the appliance. Never use detergents nor
abrasive powders.
Fig. 9
• Clean the black grill on the read of the appliance
(condeser), motor and the upper and downer ventilation slots with a brush or vacuum cleaner. This
way the performance of the appliance will improve
and energy consumption reduced.
• Clean the water container above the motor.
• Extract the base pulling it outwards in order to permit cleaning undermeath the appliance.
Idle periods
During periods when the appliance is not in use take
the following precautions:
• Unplug the appliance.
• Remove all the food.
• Defrost and clean the interior and all accessories.
• Leave the door ajar to permit the air to circulate in
the interior and thus avoid unpleasant smells.
Something not working
Some functioning problems may be due to causes which can easily be solved before calling the
Network Service. Follow theses instructions:
1. Green lamp does
not come on
(If available)
• Appliance not connected.
• No power at mains socket.
2. The red light does not
come off (if availabel)
• Freezer is not properly closed.
3. Inner light (Refrigerator
compartment) does not
come on («H» Fig. 4).
• Plug it in.
• Check the domestic
automatic cut out.
• Close the door. The light will
come off after a few hours.
Freezer door has been
• This is normal. The light will
open for too long.
come off after a few hours.
The «Temperature Regulator of
• This is normal. The light will
the Freezer» has been recently
come off after a few hours.
moved to a colder position.
Food has been put into
• This is normal. The light will
the freezer.
come off after a few hours.
The layer of ice in the
• Remove it according to
freezer is too thick.
• Appliance unplugged.
• No power at mains socket.
instalación doméstica.
• Bulb loose or burnt out.
• The appropiate «Temperature
Regulator» is in position «n».
• Plug the appliance into mains.
• Chek the domestic
automatic cutout.
• Tighteen or substitute it fo
another of same rating.
• Change to another position.
1. The freezer or the refrigerator
do not cool.
• The appropiate «Temperature
Regulator» is in position «n».
• Change to another position.
2. The freezer or the refrigerator
do not cool enough.
• Door not properly closed.
• The door has been opened
• Inadequate position of
«Temperature Regulator».
• Food has been introduced
recently in large quantities.
• Close well.
• Avoid frecuent opening.
• Change position to a cooler one.
• The appliance will get back
to normal, wait.
Something not working
3. Food gets frozen in the
• «Temperature Regulator»
on inadequate position.
• Change position to less cold.
• Food touches the
back walls.
• Bring food forwards.
• Temperature regulator
on inadequate position.
• Change position to less cold.
• Door not properly closed.
• Close the door correctly.
• Door opened frequently.
• Avoid frequent opening.
• Food has been put in
recently in large quantity.
• Wait for the appliance to come
back to normal.
• «Temperature Regulator»
in inadequate position.
• Change position to less cold.
• Door not properly closed.
• Close correctly.
• Escessive door opening.
• Avoid frequent opening.
2. Water in the lower part
of the Refrigerator.
• Drain blocked
• Clean duct «G» (Fig. 9).
3. Water in the vegetable box.
• Wet vegetables have been
• This is normal.
4. The outside of the cabinet
steams up.
• High humidity level .
in the room
• This is normal. It does not
affect the performance.
of the appliance
• The appliance is not
properly levelled.
• Level smooth.
• Door has benn banged
too hard and bounces back.
• Never bang the door.
• Food protudes.
• Place food properly.
• Drawers protude.
• Push them into place.
4. The motor does not stop
1. Makes too much ice.
1. Door does not close.
• Appliance not properly levelled. • Level properly.
• Friction from back pipes.
• Space well.
• Some fixing screw is loose.
• Tihten the screw.
• Something inside is vibrating
• Place correctly.
• Others.
• See next page.
Normal noises when functioning
1.Temperature Regulator.
May cause cracking sounds when the system connects or disconnects.
2. Refrigerating system.
The injected cooling gas may produce a burbling
sound while running through the tubes.
3. Compressor.
May cause zumbing noises and/or slight bumping.
4. Insulation.
The material used has a tendency to increase noises, but it does insulate perfectly and is of low
energy consumption.
Guarantee, Service
and Spare Parts
Together with the appliance you should receive an
instruction booklet like this together with: :
• A guarantee card «Certificado de Garantia», with
the conditions of the guarantee printed on the
• List «Centros Oficiales del Fabricante».
This documentation should always be at hand for
consulting. Should this appliance be sold or transfered to another user, make sure that this documentation stays with the appliance so the new owner can
be acquainted with the functioning of the appliance
and relevant warnigns.
Read the safety and warning texts at the begining of the user instructions. The manufacturer is
not reponsible for faults caused by the product
being used incorrectly or for purposes other than
those specified in the user instructions.
Don’t use the fridge/freezer unit for storing explosive gases or liquids, e.g. cigarette lighter gas,
petrol (gasoline), ether, acetone.
Before calling the repairman
Read the user instruction and follow the advice and
directives given. In many cases, you will be able to
clarify any doubts yourself and thus avoid unnecessary service calls.
The preceding section entitled «If the appliance
does not perform correctly» includes suggestions for
what should be checked before a serviceman is
If, after the above check, there is still a fault call your
nearest Service Centre «Asistencia Tecnica».
Please make sure you give the model and serial
number of the appliance. This information can be
found on the data plate inside the cabinet.
According to the enclosed Guarantee registration
Service and spare parts
Can be obtained from our service organization
«Asistencia tecnica».
Model: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Number: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tecnical Features
This appliance complies with the following CEE Directives:
– 73/23 CEE of 19/02/73 (low voltage directive) and subsequent modifications.
– 89/336 CEE del 03/05/89 (electromagnetic compatibility directive) and subsequent
HEIGHT «A» (mm)
VOLTAGE (V) ± 6%
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