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Siemens iQ500 Convertible Chest Freezer Operating/installations instructions
en Instructions for use and installation
en Table of contents
Safety and warning information ....................... 3
Directions for disposal ..................................... 4
Specifications supplied .................................... 4
Installing the appliance .................................... 4
Connecting the appliance ............................... 6
Getting to know the appliance ........................ 6
Switching on the appliance ............................. 7
Setting the temperature ................................... 7
Super freezing function .................................... 7
Alarm functions ................................................ 8
Usable capacity ............................................... 8
Fridge compartment (cooler mode) ................ 8
Freezer compartment (freezer mode) ............. 8
Max. freezing capacity ..................................... 8
Freezing and storing ........................................ 9
Freezing fresh food .......................................... 9
Defrosting frozen food ..................................... 9
Fittings ............................................................ 10
Switching off and shutting down
the appliance ................................................. 10
Defrosting ....................................................... 10
Cleaning the appliance .................................. 11
Smells ............................................................. 11
Lighting (LED) ................................................ 11
Saving energy ................................................ 12
Operation noises ............................................ 12
Rectifying minor faults yourself ..................... 13
After-sales Service ......................................... 14
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Safety and warning information
Before you switch ON the appliance
Please read the operating and installation instructions
carefully! They contain important information on how to
install, use and maintain the appliance.
The manufacturer is not liable if you fail to comply with
the instructions and warnings. Retain all documents for
subsequent use or for the next owner.
Technical safety
The tubes of the refrigeration circuit convey a small
quantity of an environmentally friendly but flammable
refrigerant (R600a). It does not damage the ozone
layer and does not increase the greenhouse effect. If
refrigerant escapes, it may injure your eyes or ignite.
If damage has occurred
■ Keep naked flames and/or ignition sources away
from the appliance,
■ thoroughly ventilate the room for several minutes,
■ switch off the appliance and pull out the mains plug,
■ inform customer service.
The more refrigerant an appliance contains, the larger
the room must be in which the appliance is situated.
Leaking refrigerant can form a flammable gas-air
mixture in rooms which are too small.
The room must be at least 1 m³ per 8 g of refrigerant.
The amount of refrigerant in your appliance is indicated
on the rating plate inside the appliance.
If the power cord of this appliance is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer, customer service or a
similarly qualified person. Improper installations and
repairs may put the user at considerable risk.
Repairs may be performed by the manufacturer,
customer service or a similarly qualified person only.
Only original parts supplied by the manufacturer may
be used. The manufacturer guarantees that only these
parts satisfy the safety requirements.
WARNING: When positioning the appliance, ensure the
supply cord is not trapped or damaged.
WARNING: Do not locate multiple portable socketoutlets or portable power supplies at the rear of the
Do not stand on or lean heavily against base of
appliance, drawers or doors, etc.
For defrosting and cleaning, pull the mains plug out
or switch off the fuse. Do not pull out the mains plug
by tugging on the power cord.
Store high-percentage alcohol tightly closed and
standing up.
Keep plastic parts and the door seal free of oil and
grease. Otherwise, parts and door seal will become
Never cover or block the ventilation openings of the
Avoiding placing children and vulnerable people at
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
Supervise children who are cleaning and maintaining
the appliance.
Never allow children to play with the appliance.
Do not store bottled or canned drinks (especially
carbonated drinks) in the freezer compartment.
Bottles and cans may burst.
Never put frozen food straight from the freezer
compartment into your mouth.
Risk of low-temperature burns!
Avoid prolonged touching of frozen food, ice or the
evaporator pipes, etc. Risk of low-temperature burns!
Children in the household
Keep children away from packaging and its parts.
Danger of suffocation from folding cartons and
plastic film!
Do not allow children to play with the appliance!
If the appliance features a lock:
Keep the key out of the reach of children!.
Important information when using the
Never use electrical appliances inside the appliance
(e.g. heaters, electric ice-makers). Explosion hazard!
Never defrost or clean the appliance with a steam
cleaner! The steam may penetrate electrical parts
and cause a short-circuit. Risk of electric shock!
Do not use pointed or sharp-edged implements to
remove frost or layers of ice. You could damage the
refrigerant tubes. Leaking refrigerant may cause eye
injuries or ignite.
Do not store products which contain flammable
propellants (e.g. spray cans) or explosive
substances in the appliance. Explosion hazard!
General requirements
The appliance is suitable
in the cooler mode
■ for refrigerating food
in the freezer mode
■ for freezing food,
■ for making ice.
This appliance is intended for use in the home and the
home environment.
The appliance is suppressed according to EU Directive
The refrigeration circuit has been checked for leaks.
This product complies with the relevant safety
regulations for electrical appliances (EN 60335-2-24).
This appliance is intended for use up to a maximum
height of 2000 metres above sea level.
Directions for disposal
* 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.
Information about the available disposal methods and
sites can be obtained from your appliance retailer or
your local authority.
Specifications supplied
After unpacking the appliance, check all parts for
transport damage.
If you find any defects, contact the retailer from whom
you purchased the appliance or our After-sales Service.
The appliance supplied consists of the following
■ Free-standing appliance
■ Features (vary depending on the model)
■ Bag of assembly materials
■ Instructions for use and installation
■ Service record
■ Guarantee slip
■ Information on energy consumption and noise
Installing the appliance
Because of the weight and size of the appliance, and in
order to minimise the risk of personal injury or damage
to the appliance, at least two persons are required for
moving and positioning the appliance safely.
For transport, smooth-running castors are attached to
the appliance.
m Caution
* Disposing of your old appliance
Used appliances are not valueless waste. Valuable raw
materials can be recovered through environmentally
responsible disposal.
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 Directive determines the framework for the
return and recycling of used appliances as
applicable throughout the EU.
m Warning
Appliances at the end of their useful life:
1. Unplug the mains plug.
2. Cut the power cord and remove it along with the
mains plug.
3. Do not remove the shelves and containers. Leaving
them intact makes it more difficult for children to
climb in.
4. Never let children play with a disused appliance.
Risk of asphyxiation!
Refrigerators contain refrigerant as well as gases in the
insulation material. Refrigerant and gases must be
disposed of properly. Do not damage the refrigerant
circuit pipes before disposing of them properly.
Do not move the appliance over uneven or soft
ground on its castors.
Prior to each transport, clear out the appliance
completely. Otherwise, the castors are damaged.
Do not run over the power cord with the castors.
Floor surface
The floor at the installation site must not give. Reinforce
the floor if necessary.
Wall clearance
Transport locks
If the appliance is positioned in the corner of a room or
a recess, minimum clearances must be maintained so
that the heated air is able to escape unimpeded.
Open the cover and remove the transport locks
between lid and device.
Screw the enclosed spacers to the designated holders.
Observe the room temperature and
ventilation requirements
Room temperature
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.
Climate class
Installation site
The ideal installation site is a dry, well ventilated room.
The appliance should not be installed in a position that
is exposed to direct sunlight or close to a source of
heat, such as a cooker or radiator. If installation near to
a source of heat is unavoidable, use a suitable
insulating panel or keep to the following minimum
distances from the source of heat:
3 cm from an electric or gas cooker.
30 cm from oil or solid fuel cookers.
Permissible room temperature
+10 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 32 °C
+16 °C to 38 °C
+16 °C to 43 °C
The appliance is fully functional within the room
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.
The heated air must be able to escape unimpeded.
Otherwise, the refrigerating unit has to work harder,
which increases the appliance's power consumption.
Never cover over or block the air vent.
Keep minimum distances to walls and furniture.
Connecting the appliance
After setting up the appliance, wait for at least 2 hours
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 headed Cleaning the
Before connecting the appliance, make sure that the
condensation drain with the two drain plugs is properly
Getting to know the appliance
The features of the models may vary.
The illustrations may differ from your particular model.
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.
m 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. Sinusoidalcommunicated 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.
Levelling the appliance
Use a spirit level to align the appliance.
Level out any unevenness in the ground using support
If required, secure the appliance against rolling away.
LED light
Condensation drainage with drain plugs
Removable separating wall
Pre-freezing compartment
"super" button
For switching the super freezing function on and
"on" indicator
The indicator lights up if the appliance is
switched on.
"alarm" indicator
The indicator lights up if it is too warm in the
Temperature controller
For setting the temperature.
Switching on the appliance
Plug the mains plug into the mains outlet socket.
The "on" indicator lights up.
The appliance will start cooling.
The "alarm" indicator lights up.
The light comes on when the lid is opened.
Cooler mode
Turn the temperature controller in the lower range to
the desired position.
We recommend a medium setting, as shown in the
Notes on using the appliance
After switching on the appliance, it may be several
hours before the set temperature is reached.
Store food in the appliance only if the display "alarm"
is not lit any longer.
If you cannot open the lid again immediately after
closing it, wait a moment for the low pressure
created to equalise.
Setting the temperature
The appliance can be operated in the freezer or cooler
We recommend setting the temperature by using a
Freezer mode
Turn the temperature controller in the upper range to
the desired position.
We recommend a medium setting, as shown in the
Super freezing function
Warmer temperature:
Colder temperature:
Turn counter-clockwise.
Turn clockwise.
When the appliance is switched from the freezer mode
to the cooler mode, water can accumulate at the
bottom of the appliance. The water must be removed,
see section headed Defrosting.
Food should be frozen thoroughly as quickly as
possible. This ensures that vitamins, nutritional values,
the look and the taste of the food is retained.
Switch on super freezing a few hours before placing
fresh food in the freezer in order to prevent a drop in
In general, 4 - 6 hours is sufficient.
If the maximum freezing capacity is to be used, super
freezing should be switched on 24 hours before
placing the fresh food in the appliance.
Small quantities of food for freezing (up to 10 % of the
maximum freezing capacity) can be frozen without
using the super freezing function.
When super freezing is switched on, the appliance may
make more noise.
Super freezing does not switch off automatically. To
save energy, switch off super freezing as soon as it is
not required any longer.
m Caution
Turn super freezing when the appliance is operated in
the cooling mode. Otherwise, the food in the appliance
is frozen.
Switching on
Using the entire freezing capacity
Press the "super" button. The button lights up.
To accommodate the maximum quantity of frozen food,
you can remove the basket and the separating wall
from the appliance.
Fridge compartment (cooler
When the function is switched on, the appliance
operates continuously. As a result, a very cold
temperature in the freezer compartment is achieved.
Switching off
When the appliance is operated in the cooler mode, the
fridge compartment is the perfect place for keeping
ready meals, bread and pastries, jams and preserves,
condensed milk and hard cheeses.
When placing food in the fridge, follow
these guidelines
Press the "super" button.
Alarm functions
Temperature alarm
The "alarm" indicator lights up if it becomes too warm in
the appliance and the food is at risk.
When the appliance is first used, the "alarm" indicator
lights up until the set temperature is reached.
As soon as the set temperature is reached again, the
display "alarm" goes out.
Fridge mode
If the temperature in the fridge compartment has
become too high, before eating any food that has got
warm, make sure you heat it through properly. In in
doubt, do not use raw food.
Freezer mode
Do not refreeze defrosted food. It can only be refrozen
after it has been made into a ready-to-eat meal (cooked
or roasted).
Do not then leave the food in the freezer for the
maximum storage period.
Without any risk to the frozen food, the alarm may be
■ when the appliance is first used,
■ when putting large quantities of fresh food in the
■ if the lid is left open for too long.
Usable capacity
You will find the details of the usable capacity on the
rating plate inside the appliance.
Keep fresh, untouched food in the fridge. In that way
it will keep longer and stay fresher.
In the case of ready-made products and packaged
foods and liquids, pay attention to the manufacturer's
specified best-before or use-by date.
In order to maintain flavour, colour and freshness,
keep food well packed or covered over. That also
prevents flavours from mixing and the plastic parts
from becoming discoloured in the fridge
Allow warm food and beverages to cool before
putting them into the appliance.
Freezer compartment (freezer
Use the freezer compartment for the
Storing deep frozen food.
To make ice cubes.
To freeze food.
Make sure that the lid is always closed. When the lid is
open, the frozen foods defrost and the freezer
compartment ices up heavily. In addition: Energy is
wasted due to the power consumption.
Max. freezing capacity
You will find information on the maximum freezing
capacity in 24 hours on the rating plate.
Conditions for use of max. freezing
Remove the freezer compartment fittings.
Stack the food directly on the bottom of the freezer
Freezing and storing
Purchasing frozen foods
Packaging must not be damaged.
Observe the best before date.
The temperature in the commercial chest freezer
must be -18 °C or colder.
As far as possible, frozen food must be transported
in an insulated container and quickly placed in the
freezer compartment.
When arranging the food, note the
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.
Do not fill the appliance above the max marking with
Freezing fresh food
Only use fresh, undamaged food for freezing.
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.
You can find literature about freezing and blanching in
Do not allow food that is to be frozen to sit right next to
food that has already been frozen.
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.
The following are not suitable for freezing:
Types of vegetable that are usually eaten raw, such
as lettuces or radishes, eggs in their shells, grapes,
whole apples, pears and peaches, hard-boiled eggs,
yoghurt, curds, soured cream, crème fraîche and
Packing frozen food
Pack food so that it is airtight to prevent it from losing
its flavour or drying out.
1. Store food in its packaging.
2. Press out any air.
3. Close the packaging tightly.
4. Label packaging with its contents and date of
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:
■ Fish, sausages, prepared dishes, baked goods:
Up to 6 months.
■ Cheese, poultry, meat:
Up to 8 months.
■ Vegetables, fruit:
Up to 12 months.
Defrosting frozen food
You can choose between the following options,
depending on the type of food and its intended use:
at ambient temperature
in the fridge
in an electric oven, with/without hot air convection
In the microwave oven.
m Caution
Do not refreeze defrosted food. It can only be refrozen
after it has been made into a ready-to-eat meal (cooked
or roasted).
Do not continue to use the complete max. storage time
for the frozen food.
Removable basket
For storing small items of frozen food.
Switching off and shutting
down the appliance
Switch off the appliance
Unplug the appliance from the mains or switch off the
The refrigeration system and lights switch off.
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.
4. Clean the appliance.
5. To prevent odours from forming, leave the
appliance lid open.
If required, you can purchase further baskets from
specialist retailers if you specify the appliance
Removable separating wall
The separating wall prevents fresh food that is to be
frozen in the pre-freezing compartment from coming
into contact with food that is already frozen in the
storage compartment.
If you pull out the separating wall and lay it on the floor
of the chest, small items of frozen food (such as
strawberries) can be quickly and – above all –
individually frozen.
When defrosting, you can place the separating wall
under the condensation drainage to collect the defrost
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.
General tips
When putting food in or taking food out, open the lid
of the chest for as little time as possible.
Do not install the chest freezer in a damp room. A
high level of humidity aids the formation of frost.
Package fresh food so that it is as air-tight as
m Caution
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
Pre-freezing compartment
In the pre-freezing compartment, fresh food freezes
particularly quickly and gently. Lay the food over a wide
area on the floor and on the side panels of the prefreezing compartment.
Defrosting the appliance
1. Switch on the super freezing approx. 4 hours
before the defrosting to ensure that the food is
thoroughly frozen.
2. Then clear out the frozen food and store it in
several layers of newspaper or wrap it in a cover
and store it in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open and unplug the mains plug.
4. Pull out the partition and place it below the
condensation drainage for collecting the defrost
5. Rotate the outer drain plug through 90°.
6. Pull out the outer drain plug by approx. 3 cm.
7. Pull out the interior drain plug. The interior drain
plug is fixed at the bottom.
Cleaning the appliance
m Caution
Do not use gritty, acidic or chlorine-based cleaning
agents or solvents.
■ Do not use abrasive cleaning pads or sponges that
may scratch surfaces. This may lead to corrosion of
the metallic surfaces.
■ Never clean the equipment's accessories in the
dishwasher. The parts may warp.
Proceed as follows:
1. Switch off the appliance before cleaning.
2. Unplug the appliance from the mains or switch off
the circuit-breaker.
3. Take out the food and store it in a cool place. Place
an ice block (if you have one) on the food.
4. Defrosting the appliance, see section headed
5. Clean the appliance with a soft cloth, lukewarm
water, and a little pH-neutral washing-up liquid. The
washing-up liquid solution must not be allowed to
get into the lights or into the control panel.
6. Only wipe the lid seal with clean water and then rub
it until it is dry.
7. After cleaning, reconnect the appliance to the
mains and switch it on.
8. Put the food back in.
8. After defrosting, clean the appliance and wipe the
inside dry.
9. Close the interior drain plug.
10. Completely push in the outer drain plug and rotate
through 90°.
11. Plug in the appliance and put the frozen food back
Defrosting aids
To speed up the defrosting process, you can use a
plastic scraper to remove the layer of ice.
m Caution
Never use electrical appliances, defrosting sprays or
open flames to defrost the freezer, e.g. heaters, steamcleaning appliances, candles, oil lamps, etc. Do not
place any saucepans containing hot water in the
appliance in order to speed up the defrosting.
All the variable components of the appliance can be
removed for cleaning (see section headed Fittings).
If you notice unpleasant smells:
1. Unplug the appliance from the mains or switch off
the circuit-breaker.
2. Remove all food from the appliance.
3. Clean the inside of the appliance (see section
headed Cleaning the appliance).
4. Clean all packaging.
5. Pack strongly smelling food in air-tight containers to
prevent odours.
6. Switch on the appliance again.
7. Arrange the food.
8. After 24 hours, check again to see if the smells
have reappeared.
Lighting (LED)
Your appliance is equipped with a maintenance-free
LED light.
Any repair work on the lighting must only be carried out
by the after-sales service or authorised experts.
Changing LED lamp
1. Unplug the appliance from the mains or switch off
the circuit-breaker.
2. Unscrew screw.
3. Remove cover strip.
Operating noises
Completely normal noises
Motors running (e.g. refrigeration units, ventilator).
Bubbling, whirring or gurgling noises
Refrigerant circulating through the pipes.
Motors, switches or solenoid valves are switching on/
Preventing noises
The appliance is not standing straight
Make sure the appliance is exactly level by using a
spirit level. Level out any unevenness in the ground
using support spacers.
4. Unscrew LED lamp.
5. Screw the new LED lamp into the socket
(220 - 240 V AC, socket E14, max. 1.6 watts).
6. Insert cover strip.
7. Apply and tighten screw.
8. Switch on the appliance.
Saving energy
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated room.
The appliance must be installed out of direct sunlight
and away from heat sources (e.g. heating elements,
Use an insulating plate if necessary.
Allow hot food and drinks to cool before placing
them in the appliance.
Place frozen food in the fridge compartment to
defrost and utilise the low temperature of the frozen
food to cool other food.
Only open the appliance for as short a time as
To prevent the food warming up quickly in the event
of a power cut or a fault, place blocks of ice directly
on top of the food.
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.
To prevent increased power consumption,
occasionally clean the air vent with a soft brush or
vacuum cleaner.
If only medium quantities of food (approx. 40 %-60 %
of the maximum freezing capacity) are frozen, you
can put food into the freezer after 6 hours of super
freezing and switch super freezing off.
The appliance is touching adjacent units or
Move the appliance away from adjacent furniture or
Baskets or separating plate are wobbling or sticking
Check the removable parts and re-insert them if
Containers are touching
Move the containers apart slightly.
Rectifying minor faults yourself
Before calling After-sales Service:
Check whether you can rectify the fault yourself by using the notes below.
You must pay the cost of the After-sales Service call out – even during the guarantee period.
Possible cause
Appliance is not cooling/
The lighting is not working.
The indicator "on" is not
Power cut.
Check whether there is power to the
Circuit-breaker is switched off.
Check circuit-breaker.
Power plug not properly plugged in.
Check whether power plug is properly
plugged in.
The refrigeration unit switches
on with increasing frequency
and for longer periods.
The lid is being opened frequently.
Do not open the lid unnecessarily.
The temperature setting is too low.
Set a higher temperature.
The ventilation openings are covered. Remove any obstructions.
Placing large quantities of food in the Switch on super freezing function before you
store larger amounts of food.
The temperature controller was
Wait until the set temperature was reached.
switched from the cooler mode to the
freezer mode.
The cooling machine runs
Super freezing is switched on.
To save energy, switch off super freezing as
soon as it is not required any longer.
The indicator "alarm" is
The lid is being opened frequently.
Do not open the lid unnecessarily.
Placing large quantities of food in the Switch on super freezing function before you
It is too warm in the appliance. appliance.
store larger amounts of food.
The ventilation openings are covered. Remove any obstructions.
The appliance is beside a heat
Maintain the minimum distance or use an
insulating plate..
Wait until the set temperature was reached.
The temperature controller was
switched from the cooler mode to the
freezer mode.
When all these causes have been
eliminated, wait 24 hours. During this time,
do not open the cover. After 24 hours, the
set temperature must have been reached
and the display "alarm" must no longer light
If the set temperature was not reached after
24 hours, contact customer service.
It is too cold in the appliance.
The temperature setting is too low.
Set a higher temperature.
The (LED) lighting does not
The LED lighting is faulty.
See section headed Lighting (LED).
Door switch is sticking.
Check whether you can move the door
Unpleasant smells are
Strongly smelling food not packed in
air-tight containers.
Clean the appliance. Pack strongly smelling
food in air-tight containers (see section
headed Smells).
Possible cause
In the appliance a layer of ice
is forming.
The ventilation openings are covered. Remove any obstructions.
The lid can only be closed.
The lid was not closed completely.
Close the lid completely.
The door seal is dirty.
Clean the door seal. See section headed
Cleaning the appliance.
Food prevent the lid from closing
Remove any obstructions.
Increased formation of frost on The drain plugs are not in the correct Insert the drain plugs correctly on the floor
the upper edge of the
of the appliance and on the front of the
The transport locks were not
Remove all transport locks, (see section
headed Installing the appliance).
The lid is being opened frequently.
Do not open the lid unnecessarily.
After-sales Service
You can find your local After-sales Service centre in the
phone book or the After-sales Service directory. Please
quote the product number (E-Nr.) and production
number (FD-Nr.) of your appliance.
You will find this information on the rating plate.
Please help us to avoid unnecessary journeys by
quoting the appliance and production number. By
doing so, you will save any associated additional
Booking a repair call-out and advice on
The After-sales Service contact details for all countries
are listed in the attached After-sales Service directory.
0344 892 8999
01450 2655
866 447 4363
Calls charged at local or
mobile rate.
0.03 € per minute at peak.
Off peak 0.0088 € per
BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Carl-Wery-Straße 34
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