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Siemens iQ100 Chest freezer Operating/installations instructions
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Operating and installation instructions
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Safety and warning information . . . . .
Directions for disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scope of delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note the room temperature and
ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the appliance . . . . . . . . . .
Getting to know the appliance . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Putting the appliance into operation .
Utilisable volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Max. freezing capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Freezing and storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defrosting frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features of the appliance . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the appliance off and
putting it out of operation . . . . . . . . . . .
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rectifying minor faults yourself . . . . . .
After-sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Safety and warning
information
Before you put the appliance
into operation
Carefully read through the instructions
for use and assembly instructions. They
contain important information on setting
up, using and maintaining the appliance.
The manufacturer is not liable for any
damage caused by users ignoring the
information and warnings contained in
the instructions for use.
Retain all documents for later use or for
subsequent owners.
Technical safety
The appliance contains a small quantity
of the environmentally-friendly, though
flammable, refrigerant R600a. Make sure
that the pipes of the refrigerant circuit
are not damaged during transport or
installation. If refrigerant shoots out, it
may ignite or cause eye injuries.
In the event of damage:
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Keep open flames or sources of
ignition away from the appliance.
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Switch off the appliance and unplug it
from the mains.
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Ventilate the room well for a few
minutes.
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Inform the after-sales service.
The more refrigerant an appliance
contains, the larger the room must be in
which it stands. If there is a leak and the
room is too small, a flammable gas-air
mixture may form.
The room must be at least 1 m3 in size
for each 8 g of refrigerant. The volume
of refrigerant in your appliance is listed
on the rating plate inside the appliance.
When positioning the appliance, ensure
the supply cord is not trapped or
damaged.
If the mains connection cable for this
appliance is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, the
after-sales department or a similarly
qualified person. Incorrect installations
and repairs may put the user at
considerable risk.
Repairs must only be carried out by the
manufacturer, after-sales service, or a
similarly qualified person.
Only original parts from the
manufacturer must be used. The
manufacturer can only guarantee that
the safety requirements are met if these
parts are used.
Do not locate multiple portable
socket-outlets or portable power
supplies at the rear of the appliance.
A mains cable extension lead must only
be procured from the after-sales service.
During use
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Never use electrical appliances inside
the appliance (e.g. heaters, electric ice
makers, etc.). Risk of explosion!
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Never defrost or clean the appliance
with a steam-cleaning device. The
steam may reach electrical parts and
trigger a short circuit. Risk of electric
shock!
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Do not use pointed or sharp objects to
remove layers of ice and frost. You
could damage the refrigerant pipes. If
refrigerant shoots out, it may ignite or
cause eye injuries.
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Do not store products with flammable
propellant gases (e.g. spray cans) or
explosive substances inside the
appliance. Risk of explosion!
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Do not misuse the base, rails, doors,
etc. as a step or support.
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For defrosting and cleaning, unplug
the appliance from the mains or switch
off the fuse. Pull on the mains plug, not
on the connecting cable.
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Only store high-proof alcohol tightly
sealed and in an upright position.
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Do not contaminate plastic parts or
door seals with oil or grease. Plastic
parts and door seals will otherwise
become porous.
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Never cover or block ventilation
openings for the appliance.
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Avoiding placing children and
vulnerable people at risk:
At risk are children, people who have
limited physical, mental or sensory
abilities, as well as people who have
inadequate knowledge concerning
safe operation of the appliance.
Ensure that children and vulnerable
people have understood the hazards.
A person responsible for safety must
supervise or instruct children and
vulnerable people who are using the
appliance.
Only children from 8 years and above
may use the appliance.
Supervise children who are cleaning
and maintaining the appliance.
Never allow children to play with the
appliance.
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Do not store liquids in bottles or tins in
the freezer compartment (in particular
carbonated drinks). Bottles and tins
may burst.
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Never eat frozen foods immediately
after they have been taken out of the
freezer compartment. Risk of freezer
burn!
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Avoid prolonged hand contact with
frozen foods, ice, and the evaporator
tubes, etc. Risk of freezer burn!
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Children in the household
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Do not give packaging or packaging
parts to children. Risk of suffocation
from cardboard boxes and films!
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The appliance is not a toy.
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For appliances with a door lock:
Keep the key out of the reach of
children!
General requirements
The appliance is suitable for the
following tasks:
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Freezing food
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Making ice cubes.
This appliance is intended for use up to
a maximum height of 2000 metres
above sea level.
This appliance is intended for domestic
use in private households and for a
domestic environment.
The appliance is fitted with interference
suppression in accordance with EU
Directive 2004/108/EC.
The refrigeration circuit has been
checked for leak tightness.
This appliance corresponds to the
relevant safety requirements for
electrical appliances (EN 60335-2-24).
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Directions for disposal
x Disposing of packaging
The packaging protects your appliance
from damage during transport. All the
materials used are environmentally
friendly and can be recycled. Please
help by Disposing of the packaging in an
environmentally-responsible manner.
You can obtain information about current
disposal methods from your specialist
dealer or local council.
x Disposing of your old
appliance
Old appliances are not worthless
rubbish! Valuable raw materials can be
reclaimed by recycling old appliances.
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European Directive
2012/19/EU concerning used
electrical and electronic appliances
(waste electrical and electronic
equipment - WEEE). The guideline
determines the framework for the
return and recycling of used
appliances as applicable throughout
the EU.
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Refrigerators contain refrigerant and
gases in the insulation. Refrigerant and
gases must be disposed of
professionally. Ensure that tubing of the
refrigerant circuit is not damaged prior to
proper disposal.
Scope of delivery
After unpacking the appliance, check all
parts for transport damage.
If you wish to make a complaint, please
contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance or our
after-sales service.
The scope of delivery includes the
following parts:
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Free-standing appliance
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Features (vary depending on the
model)
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Instructions for use
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After-sales service booklet
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Guarantee slip
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Information on energy consumption
and noises
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Bag of assembly materials.
Warning
Redundant appliances:
1. Pull out the mains plug.
Installing the appliance
2. Cut off the power cord and discard
with the mains plug.
Transport
3. Do not take out the trays and
receptacles: children are therefore
prevented from climbing in!
4. Do not allow children to play with the
appliance once it has spent its useful
life. Danger of suffocation!
For transport, smooth-running rollers are
attached to the appliance. Figure %
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Warning
If required, secure the appliance against
rolling away.
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Removing the transport locks
Figure #
Remove the two transport locks that are
attached between the chest lid and the
appliance.
Note the room
temperature and
ventilation
Fitting wall spacers
Ambient temperature
Figure $
Place the enclosed wall spacers on the
holders provided for them on the hinges
at the rear of the appliance. This will
maintain the minimum distance from the
wall, meaning that the chest lid can be
opened properly and that adequate vent­
ilation is ensured.
The appliance is designed for a certain
climate class. Depending on the climate
class, the appliance can be operated at
the following ambient temperatures.
The climate class is specified on the
rating plate. Figure (
Climate class
Permissible ambient
temperature
SN
+10 °C to 32 °C
N
+16 °C to 32 °C
ST
+16 °C to 38 °C
T
+16 °C to 43 °C
Location
The ideal installation location is a dry,
well-ventilated room. The installation
location should not be subject to direct
sunlight or be near a heat source such
as a cooker, heating element, etc. If
setting up the appliance next to a heat
source is unavoidable, use a suitable
insulating plate or observe the following
minimum distances from the heat
source:
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3 cm from an electric or gas cooker.
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30 cm from oil or solid fuel cookers.
If the appliance is placed against the
wall, there must be a minimum distance
of 70 mm to the back panel and to the
side panels.
Note!
The appliance can function within the
ambient temperature limits of the
specified climate class.
If an appliance in the SN climate class is
operated at lower ambient temperatures,
damage to the appliance can be
excluded up to a temperature of +5 °C.
Ventilation
Floor surface
Figure '
The floor at the installation location must
not buckle and you may have to
reinforce the floor.
The air on the appliance's back panel
and side panels heats up. The heated air
must be able to escape unimpeded.
Otherwise, the refrigerating unit has to
work harder, which increases the
appliance's power consumption.
Therefore: You must never cover or
block the ventilation openings!
Use a spirit level to align the appliance.
Level out any unevenness in the ground
using support spacers.
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Connecting the
appliance
Getting to know the
appliance
After setting up the appliance, wait for at
least 1 hour before starting the
appliance up. The oil contained in the
compressor may have been displaced
into the refrigeration system during
transport.
Before starting the appliance up for the
first time, clean its interior (see section
"Cleaning the appliance").
Electrical connection
The socket must be near to the
appliance and easily accessible after the
appliance has been installed.
The appliance conforms to protection
class I. Connect the appliance to a
220-240 V/50 Hz alternating current
supply using a socket with protective
earthing conductor which has been
correctly installed. The socket must be
protected by a fuse with a rating of 10 A
to 16 A.
In the case of appliances operated
outside of Europe, check whether the
voltage and type of current specified
conform to the values of your electricity
grid. You will find this information on the
rating plate, figure (.
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Warning
The appliance must never be connected
up to an electronic energy-saving
socket.
Sinusoidal-commutated and
line-commutated inverters can be used
with our appliances. Line-commutated
inverters are used with photovoltaic
systems that are connected directly to
the national grid.
Sinusoidal-communicated inverters must
be used with standalone applications
(e.g. on ships or mountain huts) that do
not have a direct connection to the
national grid.
Fold out the last page that contains the
figures. These instructions for use apply
for several models.
Deviations between the figures are
possible.
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1‐2 Control panel
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Storage compartment
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Basket
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Rating plate
Control panel
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1 Temperature selector
To adjust the freezer compartment
temperature.
Position 1: Highest temperature
Position 8: Lowest temperature
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"power" indicator
The green indicator lights up if the
appliance is switched on.
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Putting the appliance
into operation
Switching on the appliance
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Once it is connected, the appliance is
switched on and the green indicator
figure "/2 lights up.
The factory recommends a medium
temperature setting.
Utilisable volume
You will find information regarding the
utilisable volume on the rating plate.
Figure (
Using the entire freezing
capacity
To store the maximum quantity of frozen
foods, you can remove the basket from
the appliance.
Setting the temperature
To change the temperature, turn the
temperature selector, figure "/1.
Position 1: Highest temperature
Position 8: Lowest temperature
Important: Changes to the temperature
take time to come into effect.
Notes on using the appliance
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After switching on the appliance, it
may be several hours before the set
temperature is reached.
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If you cannot open the lid immediately
after closing the chest, please wait for
two to three minutes until the resulting
vacuum has been compensated for.
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Freezer compartment
Use the freezer compartment for the
following:
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Storing deep frozen food.
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To make ice cubes.
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To freeze food.
Note!
Ensure that the appliance is always
closed. If the lid is open, the frozen food
will thaw. The freezer compartment ices
up heavily. In addition: Energy is lost due
to the power consumption.
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Max. freezing capacity
Freezing fresh food
You will find information on the
maximum freezing capacity in 24 hours
on the rating plate. Figure (
Only use fresh, undamaged food for
freezing.
Freezing and storing
Purchasing frozen foods
In order to retain the nutritional value,
aroma and colour of the food as much
as possible, blanch vegetables before
they are frozen. Blanching is not
required for aubergines, peppers,
courgettes and asparagus.
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Packaging must not be damaged.
You can find literature about freezing
and blanching in bookshops.
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Observe the best before date.
Note!
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The temperature in the commercial
chest freezer must be -18 °C or
colder.
Do not allow food that is to be frozen to
sit right next to food that has already
been frozen.
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As far as possible, frozen food must
be transported in an insulated
container and quickly placed in the
freezer compartment.
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The following are suitable for freezing:
Baked goods, fish and seafood, meat,
game, poultry, vegetables, fruit, herbs,
eggs without their shells, dairy
products such as cheese, butter and
curd cheese, prepared dishes and
leftovers such as soups, stews,
cooked meat and fish, potato dishes,
baked casseroles and sweet foods.
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The following are not suitable for
freezing:
Types of vegetables that are usually
eaten raw - such as green salad or
radishes, eggs in their shells, grapes,
whole apples, pears and peaches,
hard-boiled eggs, yoghurt, soured milk,
sour cream, crème fraîche and
mayonnaise.
When arranging the food, note
the following:
It is preferable to freeze larger quantities
of food on the appliance floor because
they will become frozen more quickly
and gently there. Lay the food over a
wide area on the floor of the appliance.
Food that is already frozen must not
come into contact with the food that is to
be freshly frozen.
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Packaging frozen food
Pack food so that it is airtight to prevent
it from losing its flavour or drying out.
Defrosting frozen food
1. Store food in its packaging.
2. Press out any air.
You can decide between the following
options, depending on the type of food
and its intended use:
3. Close the packaging tightly.
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At room temperature,
4. Label packaging with its contents and
date of freezing.
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in the refrigerator,
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in the electric oven, with/without hot-air
ventilator,
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in the microwave oven.
The following are suitable as
packaging:
Plastic film, polyethylene hose film,
aluminium foil, freezer bags.
You will find these products at your
specialist dealer.
The following are not suitable as
packaging:
Wrapping paper, greaseproof paper,
cellophane, rubbish bags and used
shopping bags.
The following are suitable for sealing
packaging:
Rubber bands, plastic clips, pack-twines,
cold-resistant scotch tape, or similar.
Polyethylene bags and hose film can be
fused closed using a bag sealer.
Storage life of frozen foods
The storage life depends on the type of
food.
At a temperature of -18 °C:
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Fish, sausages, prepared dishes,
baked goods:
Up to 6 months
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Cheese, poultry, meat:
Up to 8 months
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Vegetables, fruit:
Up to 12 months
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Note!
Do not refreeze defrosted food. It can
only be refrozen after it has been
processed (cooked or roasted).
Do not continue to use the complete
max. storage time for the frozen food.
Features of the
appliance
Removable basket
Figure !/4
For storing deep frozen food.
Switching the appliance
off and putting it out of
operation
Switch off the appliance
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Unplug the appliance from the mains
or switch off the childproof lock.
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Putting the appliance out of
service
If you do not use the appliance for long
periods:
1. Remove all food from the appliance.
2. Switch off the appliance.
3. Defrost the appliance (see section
"Defrosting").
4. Clean the inside of the appliance (see
section "Cleaning the appliance").
5. To prevent odours from forming, leave
the appliance lid open.
Defrosting
A layer of frost on the container panels
impairs the cooling effect on the frozen
food and increases the power
consumption. You must regularly remove
this layer of frost.
General tips
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When putting food in or taking food
out, open the lid of the chest for as
little time as possible.
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Do not install the chest freezer in a
damp room. A high level of humidity
aids the formation of frost.
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Package fresh food so that it is as
air-tight as possible.
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Attention
Do not scrape away the layer of ice
using a knife or a sharp object. You
could damage the refrigerant pipes. If
refrigerant shoots out, it may ignite or
cause eye injuries.
Defrosting the appliance
1. Clear out the frozen food and store it
in several layers of newspaper or
wrap it in a blanket and store it in a
cool place.
2. Leave the lid open and unplug the
mains plug.
3. Lay the flat drawer for collecting the
condensation water under the drain
hole for condensation water
figure &/1.
4. Pull out the exterior drain plug,
figure &/2 and turn it until the arrow
points downwards, figure &/3.
5. Pull out the interior drain plug,
figure &/4.
6. After defrosting, clean the appliance
and wipe the inside dry.
7. Close the interior drain plug.
8. Turn the exterior drain plug until the
arrow points upwards and push it in.
9. Plug in the appliance and put the
frozen food back in.
Defrosting aids
To speed up the defrosting process, you
can use a plastic scraper to remove the
layer of ice
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Warning
Never use electrical appliances,
defrosting sprays or open flames to
defrost the freezer, e.g. heaters,
steam-cleaning appliances, candles, oil
lamps, etc.
Do not place any saucepans containing
hot water in the appliance in order to
speed up the defrosting.
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Cleaning the appliance
Saving energy
You should clean the freezer
compartment properly after each time it
is defrosted.
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Install the appliance in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated room. The appliance
must be installed out of direct sunlight
and away from heat sources (e.g.
heating elements, cooker). Use an
insulating plate if necessary.
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Allow hot food to cool before placing it
in the appliance.
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Place frozen food that is to be
defrosted in your cooling
compartment. Use the low temperature
of the frozen food to cool down food.
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Open the appliance door for as little
time as possible.
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A layer of frost in the freezer
compartment impairs the cooling effect
on the frozen food and increases the
power consumption. If there is a layer
of frost, you must defrost the
appliance.
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Occasionally clean the rear of the
appliance to prevent an increased
power consumption.
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Attention
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Never clean the appliance with a
steam cleaning appliance.
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Do not use gritty, acidic or
chlorine-based cleaning agents or
solvents.
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Do not use any abrasive materials or
materials that may scratch surfaces.
This may lead to corrosion of the
metallic surfaces.
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Never clean the equipment's
accessories in the dishwasher. The
parts may warp.
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The water used for rinsing must not
get into the control panel.
Proceed as follows:
1. Before cleaning the appliance, unplug
the mains plug or disconnect the fuse.
2. Take out the frozen food and store it
in a cool place. Place an ice block (if
you have one) on the food.
3. Clean the appliance with a soft cloth,
lukewarm water, and a little pH-neutral
detergent.
4. Only wipe the lid seal with clean water
and then rub it until it is dry.
5. After cleaning, reconnect the
appliance to the mains and switch it
on.
6. Put the frozen food back in.
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Preventing noises
Operating noises
Completely normal noises
Humming - The refrigeration unit is
running.
Bubbling, whirring or gurgling noises The refrigerant is flowing through the
pipes.
Clicking - The motor is switching on or
off.
If the appliance is positioned unevenly
Use a spirit level to align the appliance
so that it is level. Level out any
unevenness in the ground using support
spacers.
If the appliance is touching adjacent
units or appliances
Move the appliance away from adjacent
furniture or appliances.
Basket is wobbling or sticking
Check the removable parts and reinsert
them if necessary.
Containers are touching
Move the containers apart slightly.
Rectifying minor faults yourself
Before you call the after-sales service:
Check whether you can rectify the fault yourself by using the notes below.
You must bear the costs for consultation with the after-sales services yourself - even
during the warranty period.
Problem
Possible cause
The temperature
deviates considerably
from the setting.
Remedy
In some cases, it is sufficient to
switch off the appliance for
5 minutes.
If the temperature is too high, wait a
few hours and check whether the
temperature has aligned with the
setting.
If the temperature is too low, wait
until the next day and check the
temperature again.
The refrigerating unit
switches on with
increasing frequency
and for longer
periods.
The chest lid is being
opened frequently.
Do not open the chest lid
unnecessarily.
The ventilation
openings are
covered. Figure '
Remove any obstructions.
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Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
It is too warm in the
appliance.
The chest lid is being
opened frequently.
Do not open the chest lid
unnecessarily.
Lots of food has been Turn the temperature selector to
placed in the freezer. position 8 a long time before
placing the frozen food inside.
Figure "/1
The ventilation
openings are
covered. Figure '
Remove any obstructions.
The appliance is
Maintain the minimum distance or
beside a heat source. use an insulating plate.
The green control
light (figure "/2) is
not lit.
The appliance is
switched off.
Connect the mains plug.
Power failure; the
fuse protection has
been switched off;
the mains plug is not
firmly inserted.
Check whether there is power,
check the fuses.
Increased formation
of frost on the upper
edge of the
appliance.
The drain plugs are
not in the correct
position.
Insert the drain plugs correctly on
the floor of the appliance and on the
rear of the appliance (see chapter
“Defrosting”).
The transport locks
were not removed
Remove the transport locks,
figure # (see section "Installing the
appliance").
The chest lid is being
opened frequently.
Do not open the chest lid
unnecessarily.
After-sales service
You can find an after-sales service point
near to you in the telephone directory or
in the list of after-sales service points.
When you call the after-sales service,
quote your product number (E no.) and
the production number (FD no.) of your
appliance.
You will find this information on the
rating plate. Figure (
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