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Whirlpool AFG 070 E-AP Instruction for Use
• This product may contain
Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
covered by the Kyoto Protocol; the
refrigerant gas is inside a
hermetically sealed system.
Refrigerant gas: R134a has a
Global Warming Potential of (GWP)
• C-Pentane is used as blowing
agent in the insulation foam and it is
a flammable gas. Pay special
attention during disposal
• This appliance is intended to be
used in household and similar
applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops,
offices and other working
- farm houses and by clients in
hotels, motels and other residential
type environments;
Information: This appliance does
- bed and breakfast type
not contain CFCs. The refrigerant
circuit contains R134a (HFC) or
- catering and similar non-retail
R600a (HC) (see the rating plate
inside the appliance).
• Do not store explosive substances
• Appliances with Isobutane
(R600a): isobutane is a natural gas such as aerosol cans with a
without environmental impact, but is flammable propellant in this
flammable. Therefore, make sure
• This appliance can be used by
the refrigerant circuit pipes are not
damaged. Keep special attention in children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced
case of damaged pipes emptying
physical, sensory or mental
the refrigerant circuit.
capabilities or lack of experience
• WARNING: to avoid a hazard due
to instability, positioning or fixing of
the appliance must be done in
accordance with the manufacturer
• WARNING: keep the appliance
ventilation openings clear of
• WARNING: do not damage the
appliance refrigerant circuit pipes.
• WARNING: Do not use
mechanical, electric or chemical
means other than those
recommended by the Manufacturer
to speed up the defrost process.
• WARNING: Do not use or place
electrical devices inside the
appliance compartments if they are
not of the type expressly authorised
by the Manufacturer.
and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the
hazards involved.
• Cleaning and user maintenance
shall not be made by children
without supervision.
• To avoid the risk of children
becoming trapped and suffocating,
do not allow them to play or hide
inside the appliance.
• It must be possible to disconnect
the appliance from the power
supply by unplugging it if plug is
accessible, or by means of an
accessible multi-pole switch
installed upstream of the socket in
conformity with national safety
• Plug the appliance into a
grounding socket: the appliance
must be correctly connected to an
approved earthing system.
• Do not use single/multi adapters
or extension cords.
• During installation, make sure the
appliance does not damage the
power cable.
• Do not pull the appliance power
• The appliance must be handled
and installed by two or more
• Installation and maintenance
including replacement of the supply
cord must be carried out by the
manufacturer or a qualified
technician, in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and the
local safety regulations in force. In
order to avoid a hazard do not
repair or replace any part of the
appliance including the supply cord,
unless specifically stated in the user
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and bears
the recycling symbol
. For disposal, comply with
the local regulations. Keep the packing materials
(plastic bags, polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach
of children, as they are a potential source of danger.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked in compliance with
European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring the
correct disposal of this appliance, you can help
prevent potentially negative consequences for the
environment and the health of persons.
The symbol
on the appliance, or on the
accompanying documents, indicates that this
appliance should not be treated as domestic waste
but must be taken to a special collection centre for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable by
cutting off the power cable and removing the doors
and shelves so that children cannot easily climb inside
and become trapped.
Scrap the appliance in compliance with local
regulations on waste disposal, taking it to a special
collection centre; do not leave the appliance
unattended even for a few days, since it is a potential
source of danger for children.
For further information on the treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, contact your competent local
office, the household waste collection service or the
shop where you purchased the appliance.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance has been designed for preserving
food and is manufactured in compliance with
Regulation (CE) No. 1935/2004.
• This appliance has been designed, manufactured
and marketed in compliance with:
- safety objectives of the “Low Voltage” Directive
2006/95/CE (which replaces 73/23/CEE and
subsequent amendments);
- the protection requirements of Directive “EMC”
To ensure best use of your appliance, carefully
read the operating instructions which contain a
description of the product and useful advice.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure it is not
damaged and that the door closes properly. Any
damage must be reported to the dealer within 24
hours of delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on, to ensure that the refrigerant circuit is
fully efficient.
3. Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
• Be careful not to damage the floors (e.g. parquet)
when moving the appliance.
• Make sure the appliance is not near a heat source.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in a place suitable for
its size and use.
• The appliance is arranged for operation in places
where the temperature comes within the following
ranges, according to the climatic class given on the
rating plate. The appliance may not work properly if it
is left for a long time at a temperature outside the
specified range.
• Make sure the voltage specified on the rating plate
corresponds to that of your home.
• Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or gas
in the vicinity of this or other electrical appliances.
The fumes can cause fires or explosions.
• Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the ice
packs (in some models).
•Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after
taking them out of the freezer since they may cause
cold burns.
• For products designed to use an air filter inside an
accessible fan cover, the filter shall be always in
position when the refrigerator is in function.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect it from
the power supply.
• Use the refrigerator compartment only for storing
fresh food and the freezer compartment only for
storing frozen food, freezing fresh food and making
ice cubes.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the
freezer compartment since they may break.
• Avoid storing unwrapped food in direct contact with
internal surfaces of the refrigerator or freezer
• “The bulb used inside the appliance is specifically
designed for domestic appliances and is not suitable
for general room lighting within the home (EC
Regulation 244/2009)”.
The Manufacturer declines any liability for injury
to persons or animals or damage to property if
the above advice and precautions are not
• Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated room
far away from any heat source (e.g. radiator,
cooker, etc.) and in a place not exposed directly to
the sun. If required, use an insulating plate.
• To guarantee adequate ventilation follow
installation instructions.
• Insufficient ventilation on back of the product
increases energy consumption and decreases
cooling efficiency.
• The internal temperatures of the appliance may
be affected by the ambient temperature, frequency
of door opening, as well as location of the
appliance. Temperature setting should take into
consideration these factors.
• Allow warm food and drinks to cool down before
placing in the appliance.
• After placing the food check if the door of
compartments closes properly, especially the
freezer door.
• Reduce to a minimum door opening.
• When thawing frozen food, place them in the
refrigerator. The low temperature of the frozen
products cools the food in the refrigerator.
• Damaged gasket must be replaced as soon as
• High energy class products are fitted with high
efficiency motors that remain operational for
longer, but have a low power consumption. Do not
worry if the engine continues to run for longer
1. Lid handle.
2. Lock (if provided).
3. Seal.
4. Defrost water drain plug (depending on model).
5. Control panel.
6. Basket (depending on model).
7. Condenser (located at the rear).
b. Green LEDS: they indicate that the appliance is in
operation, and the temperature has been set as
Eco less cold temperature (right light on), use this
setting with partial loads will optimize energy
Normal middle temperature (center light on)
MAX very cold temperature (left light on)
• Refer to chapter “Before using the appliance”.
• Unpack the appliance.
• Remove the 4 protection pieces inserted
between lid and appliance (Fig 3).
• Warning: two of the four protection pieces must
be fitted in the seat of the condenser plastic
supports, located at the rear of the product
ALL Green LEDs ON: FAST FREEZING function is
active; see the section “freezing fresh food”.
c. Temperature setting button: to adjust the set
temperature and to activate/deactivate the fast
freezing operations.
(Fig. 3).
This is necessary to ensure the correct distance from
the wall.
• Ensure that the defrosting water drainage plug (if
provided) is correctly positioned (4).
• For best operation of the appliance and in order to
avoid damage when the lid is opened, leave a space
of at least 7 cm from the rear wall and 7 cm at the
• Fit the accessories (if provided).
a. Red LED: when flashing, it indicates that an alarm
condition is present see TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE"
To select the desired temperature, repeatedly press
the setting button (3): each time the button is pressed,
the set temperature is updated.
To activate/deactivate fast freezing function, pressing
for approximately 3 seconds: all green LEDs flash
simultaneously 3 times and then remain lit.
The settings will be saved in the memory even if a
power cut occurs. The time needed for the
temperature inside the freezer to reach the set value,
can vary depending on climatic conditions and the set
temperature itself.
Switching on the appliance
• Plug in the appliance.
• The green LED lights up (“Normal”).
• The red LED flashes to indicate that the
temperature inside the appliance is not yet
sufficiently low for food storage. The red LED will
normally switch off within the first six hours after the
appliance is switched on.
• Place food inside the product only when the red
LED has switched off.
Thanks to the efficient lid seal, the appliance lid will
not reopen easily immediately after closing.
Wait a few minutes before re-opening the lid of the
Preparation of fresh food for freezing
• Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in:
Aluminium foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic
bags, polyethylene containers with lids, provided
they are suitable for freezing foods.
• Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in
order to obtain high quality frozen food.
• Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be
frozen as soon as they are picked to maintain the full
original nutritional value, consistency, colour and
• Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the
Freezing fresh food
• Place foods to be frozen in direct contact with the
walls of appliance (Fig. 4)
A) - foods to be frozen,
B) - foods already frozen.
• Avoid placing foods to be frozen in direct contact
with food already frozen.
• For best and fastest freezing, foods should be split
into small portions; this will also be useful when the
frozen items are to be used.
1. At least 24 hours before storing fresh foods inside
the product for freezing, activate the fast freezing
function by pressing button c for approximately 3
seconds. All green LEDs (b) comes on.
2. Introduce the food to freeze inside the appliance,
and keep the door of the appliance closed for 24
hours. After this period the food will be frozen. The
fast freezing function can be deactivated pressing
button c for approximately 3 seconds.
If the fast freeze function is not manually deactivated,
it will be automatically deactivated by the appliance
after 50 hours.
Refer to the table on the appliance.
Classification of frozen foods
Put the frozen products into the appliance and
classify them; the storage date should be indicated
on the packs, to allow use within expiry dates listed
in months in Fig. 5 for each type of food.
Advice for storing frozen food
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen
food in damaged packaging may have deteriorated).
If the package is swollen or has damp patches, it
may not have been stored under optimal conditions
and defrosting may have already begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until
last and transport the products in a thermally
insulated cool bag.
• Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately
in the appliance.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the
minimum Respect the best-before date on the
• Always observe the storage information on the
Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately.
Do not refreeze unless the food is cooked after it
has thawed. Once cooked, the thawed food can
be refrozen. If there is a long power failure:
• Do not open the appliance lid except to place
ice packs (if provided) over the frozen foods on
the right and left of the appliance. This will slow
down the rise in temperature.
The appliance should be defrosted when the
thickness of ice on the walls reaches 5-6 mm.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains power
• Remove the packs of food from the appliance and
wrap them close together in newspaper and store in
a very cool place or thermally insulated bag.
• Leave the appliance lid open.
• Remove the internal defrost water drain plug
(depending on model) (Fig. 6)
• Remove the external defrost water drain plug
(depending on model) and reposition it as shown in
the figure 6
• Place a bowl beneath the drainage channel to
collect the residual water. If available, use the divider
(Fig. 6)
• Speed up defrosting by using a spatula to detach
the ice from the appliance walls.
• Remove the ice from the bottom of the appliance.
• In order to avoid permanent damage to the
appliance interior, do not use pointed or sharp metal
instruments for removing the ice.
• Do not use abrasive products or heat up the interior
• Dry the interior of the appliance thoroughly.
• On completion of the defrosting, refit the plug.
• Remove the ice from the upper edge (see the
Troubleshooting Guide).
• Clean the inside after defrosting, using a sponge
dampened with warm water and/or mild detergent.
• Clean the side motor cooling grille (depending on
• Remove dust from the condenser on the rear of the
Before carrying out maintenance, unplug the
Do not use abrasive products, scourers or stainremovers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) to
clean the appliance.
To obtain the best results from your appliance,
carry out cleaning and maintenance at least once
a year.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains power
• Remove the diffuser by following the sequence of
steps shown in the figure 7.
• Unscrew the light bulb and replace it with an
identical bulb of the same wattage and voltage.
• Refit the diffuser and plug in the appliance.
1. The red LED flashes.
• Is there a power failure?
• Is a defrosting operation in progress?
• Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• Is the appliance placed near a heat source?
• Are the ventilation grille and condenser clean?
2. All LEDs flash at the same time.
• Contact the After-Sales Service.
3. The appliance is too noisy.
• Is the appliance perfectly horizontal?
• Is the appliance in contact with other furniture or
objects that may cause vibrations?
• Has the packaging been removed from under the
Note: Gurgling noises from the refrigerating circuit
after the compressor cuts out are perfectly normal.
4. All LEDs are off and the product is not
• Is there a power failure?
• Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• Is the electric cable intact?
5. All LEDs are off and the product is working.
• Contact the After-Sales Service.
6. The compressor runs continuously.
• Have hot foods been put in the appliance?
• Has the appliance lid been left open for a long
• Is the appliance placed in a very warm room or
near heat sources?
• Has the fast freeze function been activated? (all
Green LEDs ON)
7. Too much ice on the upper edge.
• Are the defrost water drainage plugs correctly
• Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• Is the appliance lid seal damaged or deformed?
(See chapter “Installation”)
• Have the 4 protection pieces been removed? (See
chapter “Installation”)
8. Formation of condensate on the external walls
of the appliance.
• It is normal for condensation to form under certain
atmospheric conditions (humidity above 85%) or if
the appliance is located in a damp or poorly
ventilated room. The performance of the appliance is
in no way affected.
9. The layer of ice on the internal walls of the
appliance is not uniform.
• This phenomenon is quite normal.
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1. See if you can solve the problem yourself.
2. Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If it has not, disconnect
the appliance from the power supply and wait for
about an hour before switching on again.
3. If the problem persists after this course of action,
contact After-Sales Service.
• the nature of the fault
• the model
• the service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the rating plate on the rear of the
• your full address
• your telephone number and area code.
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