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Hotpoint Q CB 31 AA (UK) Instruction for Use
Q CB 31 AA (UK)
English
Operating Instructions
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER COMBINATION
Contents
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Operating Instructions, 1
Assistance, 2
Description of the appliance, 3
Installation, 4
Start-up and use, 5
Maintenance and care, 6
Precautions and tips, 7
Troubleshooting, 8
Assistance
Guarantee
12 months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee,
which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve months
from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your
appliance is proven to be defective because of either workmanship
or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the
appliance at no cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
- The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in
accordance with our operating and maintenance instructions.
- The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply
printed on the rating plate.
- The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes
only.
- The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained,
dismantled, or otherwise interfered with by any person not
authorised by us.
- Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed
agent.
- Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is
replaced become our property.
- The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of
Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect
or interference or as a result of improper installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These
included but not limited to: plugs, cables, batteries, light bulbs,
fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS
BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This
additional guarantee is conditional on you registering your
appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our
authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our engineer’s
time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance,
simply call our registration line on 08448 242424 (Republic of
Ireland 01 230 0233).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of protection plans that enable you to fully
cover yourself against the expense of repair bills for the life of your
policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on
08448 226 226 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0233).
Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and
assistance with your appliance if you experience any technical
difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our
Hotypoint Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of Ireland
0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to
arrange for an engineer to call.
people that know your appliance best, simply call 08448 224 224.
Our operators are on hand to answer your call every day including
weekends and bank holidays.
Our team of 1000 technicians are the largest white goods service
organisation in the UK and Ireland available to provide fast,
reliable and local service. They have all undergone extensive
training at our Training Centre of Excellence and are equipped
with the latest diagnostic tools to deliver expert servicing of your
Hotpoint appliance.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
or visit
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Model number: ______________________________________
Serial number: ______________________________________
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as
accessory products that protect and hygienically clean your
appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently
throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
or visit
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership.
To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you must register
your appliance.
By registering your appliance with us not only do you do you
activate the guarantee all your information will be logged onto our
repair system. In the unfortunate event that you need assistance
we will have your appliance details to hand when you call us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
or visit
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Ireland Ltd. The Crescent Building, Northwood Park,
Santry, Dublin 9.
Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping the
environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use quality, recycled
components to keep down customer costs and minimise material
wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To
minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug, and
cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these
parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer be
plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
- model
- serial number
After Sales Service
We pride ourselves on ensuring that you and your Hotpoint
appliance receive the very highest level of service. No one
understands Hotpoint appliances like we do, so for service from the
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Description of the appliance
Overall view
The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different
model refrigerators. The diagrams may not directly represent the
appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the
following pages.
1 STORAGE compartment *
2 FREEZER and STORAGE compartment
3 FRUIT and VEGETABLE bin *
4 FOOD CARE ZONE for MEAT and CHEESE *
5 WINE RACK *
6 SHELVES *
7 LAMP (see Maintenance) *
8 Removable multipurpose SHELVES *
9 BOTTLE shelf
10 FRESH BOX *
11 ACTIVE OXYGEN *
12 AIR *
13 TEMPERATURE REGULATING Knob
14 SUPER FREEZE *
*
Varies by number and/or position, available only on certain
models.
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Installation
! Before placing your new appliance into operation please read
these operating instructions carefully. They contain important
information for safe use, for installation and for care of the
appliance.
! Please keep these operating instructions for future reference.
Pass them on to possible new owners of the appliance.
Positioning and connection
Positioning
1.Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free room.
2.Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and
condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to operate
correctly and save energy.
3.Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat (direct
sunlight, electric stove, etc.).
Electrical connections
After the appliance has been transported, carefully place it
vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it to the
electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket
ensure the following:
• The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with the law.
• The socket can withstand the maximum power of the appliance,
which is indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left
side of the fridge (e.g. 150 W).
• The voltage must be in the range between the values indicated
on the data plate located on the bottom left side (e.g. 220240V).
• The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If
the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an authorised
technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do not use extension
cords or multiple sockets.
Changing the plug:
Removing the plug
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug and you
should wish to remove it to add a longer cable or to re-route the
mains cable through partitions, units etc. please ensure that either:
- The plug is replaced by a fused 13amp re-wireable plug
bearing the BSI mark of approval.
or
- The mains cable is wired directly into a 13amp cable outlet,
controlled by a switch (in compliance with BS 5733) which is
accessible without moving the appliance.
Disposing of the plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit your socket.
The cable should be cut as close as possible to the moulded plug.
Remove the fuse.
WARNING:
To avoid a shock hazard do not insert the discarded plug
into a socket anywhere else.
Fitting a new plug
IMPORTANT:
WIRES IN THE MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE...
! Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply cable
and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.
! The cable must not be bent or compressed.
! The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by authorised
technicians only (see Assistance).
! The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety
measures not be observed.
Green and Yellow - Earth
Blue
- Neutral
Brown
- Live
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
Replacing fuse covers:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13amp ASTA approved fuse to BS
1362 should always be used and the fuse cover re-fitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
replacement is obtained.
- Connect Green and Yellow wire to terminal marked ‘E’ or
or coloured Green and Yellow.
- Connect Brown wire to terminal marked ‘L’ or coloured red or
brown.
- Connect Blue wire to terminal marked ‘N’ or coloured Black
or Blue.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the correct
colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the plug.
If a 13amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be fitted with a 13amp fuse.
If you are in any doubt about the electrical supply to your
machine, consult a qualified electrician before use.
CE Marking certifies that this appliance conforms to the
following EEC directives:
Low Voltage Equipment - 73/23/EEC & 93/68 EEC
Electromagnetic Compatibility 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC &
93/68/EEC
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Start-up and use
Starting the appliance
! Before starting the appliance, follow the installation instructions
(see Installation).
! Before connecting the appliance, clean the compartments and
accessories well with lukewarm water and bicarbonate.
! The appliance comes with a motor protection control system
which makes the compressor start approximately 8 minutes
after being switched on. The compressor also starts each time
the power supply is cut off whether voluntarily or involuntarily
(blackout).
Freezer Compartment
When the product is switched on the freezer compartment is
set to its default value of -18°C. We recommend that the SUPER
FREEZE function is set (the freezer status bar continues to display
the set value) in order to accelerate the cooling process of the
compartment; when the inside of the compartment has reached
its optimal temperature the function will be deactivated and the
food may be placed inside.
With the Active Oxigen switched on, the device will operate
a repeted cycle until the key is pressed again. There will be
an Ozone emission noticed by the switching on of the green
led located on the Active Oxigen device located in the fridge
compartment and a stand-by cicle (without zone emission) noticed
by blue light.
Using the refrigerator to its full potential
• Use the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to adjust the
temperature (see Description).
• Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment, not hot
foods (see Precautions and tips).
• Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than raw foods.
• Do not store liquids in open containers. They will increase
humidity in the refrigerator and cause condensation to form.
SHELVES: with or without grill.
Due to the special guides the shelves are removable and the
height is adjustable (see diagram), allowing easy storage of large
containers and food. Height can be adjusted without complete
removal of the shelf.
AIR *
It is recognizable due to the presence of the mechanism on the
top part of the refrigerator compartment (see diagram).
B
A
AIR maximises air circulation, improving the efficiency of the
evaporator and helping to achieve the optimal temperature inside
the refrigerator as quickly as possible each time it has been opened.
The blown air (A) is cooled when it comes into contact with the
cold wall, whereas the hotter air (B) is sucked up (see diagram).
ACTIVE OXYGEN *
This device releases ozone molecules inside the refrigerator; ozone
is a natural substance which combats bacteria and microorganisms,
reducing their proliferation while limiting unpleasant odours.
Automatically defines the amount of ozone required for prolonging
the freshness of foodstuffs, eliminating odours and preventing
bacteria build-up.
There may be a slight distinctive odour inside the refrigerator.
The very same smell can sometimes be detected during a storm,
due to the ozone produced as the charge in the lightning bolts is
released; this is completely normal. The amount produced by the
device is very small and abates quickly as the antibacterial action
takes place.
Device is activated pressing the dedicated switch located in right
side of the Oxigen device.
FOOD CARE ZONE *
Area dedicated to the storage of fresh food, such as meat and
fish. Thanks to the low temperature inside the compartment, the
Food Care Zone extends the period of time for which the food
can be stored, keeping it fresh for up to a week.
FRESH BOX *
This is the new container, designed to keep various foods (such
as cheese and cold meats) fresher for longer. If it is not needed, it
can easily be removed from the refrigerator compartment. If there
is a Bottle Shelf, more internal space can be created by placing
the Fresh Box directly inside it.
TEMPERATURE Indicator light*: to identify the coldest area in
the refrigerator.
1. Check that OK appears clearly on the indicator light (see
diagram).
2. If the word “OK” does not appear it means that the temperature
is too high: adjust the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to a
higher position (colder) and wait approximately 10 hours until
the temperature has been stabilised.
3. Check the indicator light again: if necessary, readjust it following
the initial process. If large quantities of food have been added
or if the refrigerator door has been opened frequently, it is
normal for the indicator not to show OK. Wait at least 10 hours
before adjusting the REFRIGERATOR OPERATION knob to a
higher setting.
* Varies
by number and/or position, available only on certain
models.
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LED *
Thanks to the powerful light it emits, the new LED lighting system
offers a clear view of all foods, with no shadowy areas. If the LED
needs to be replaced, please contact the Technical Assistance
Service.
• The back of the appliance may collect dust which can be
removed by delicately using the hose of a vacuum cleaner set
on medium power. The appliance must be switched off and
the plug must be pulled out before cleaning the appliance.
Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours
• The appliance is manufactured with hygienic materials which
are odour free. In order to maintain an odour free refrigerator
and to prevent the formation of stains, food must always be
covered or sealed properly.
• If you want to switch the appliance off for an extended period
of time, clean the inside and leave the doors open.
Using the freezer to its full potential
• Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has already been
defrosted. These foods must be cooked and eaten (within 24
hours).
• Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into contact
with food that has already been defrosted. Fresh food must
be stored in the top FREEZER and STORAGE compartment
where the temperature drops below -18°C and guarantees
rapid freezing.
• Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and which
are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer because they
could break.
• The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen daily is
indicated on the plate containing the technical properties
located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator compartment
(for example: Kg/24h: 4)
! Do not open the door during freezing.
! If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the freezer
door. This will help maintain the temperature inside the freezer,
ensuring that foods are conserved for at least 9 -14 hours.
! In order to obtain a greater amount of space in the freezer
compartment, you may remove the bins (except the lowest bin
and the special COOL CARE ZONE bin, which has an adjustable
temperature) and place the food directly onto the evaporator
plates.
SUPER FREEZE *
The “Super Freeze” button enables intensive chilling so that the
desired temperature is reached quickly. Once the fresh food is
frozen, set the switch back to the OFF position. WARNING: in
order to save energy, make sure the function is switched off after
24 hours.
Maintenance and care
Switching the appliance off
During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to disconnect
the appliance from the electricity supply.
It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on OFF
(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
Defrosting the appliance
! Follow the instructions below.
Do not speed up the defrosting process by using any devices
or tools other than the scraper provided, you may damage the
refrigeration circuit.
Defrosting the refrigerator compartment
The refrigerator has an automatic defrosting function: water is
ducted to the back of the appliance by a special discharge outlet
(see diagram) where the heat produced by the compressor causes
it to evaporate. It is necessary to clean the discharge hole regularly
so that the water can flow out easily.
Defrosting the freezer compartment
If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to defrost
manually:
1. Set the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the position OFF
2. Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in another
freezer or in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open until the frost has melted completely. This
can be made easier by placing containers with lukewarm water
in the freezer compartment.
4. Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before
switching the appliance on again.
Replacing the light bulb *
To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment, pull out
the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the instructions below.
Access the light bulb by removing the cover as indicated in the
diagram. Replace it with a similar light bulb within the power range
indicated on the cover.
Cleaning the appliance
• The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber seals may
be cleaned using a sponge that has been soaked in lukewarm
water and bicarbonate of soda or neutral soap. Do not use
solvents, abrasive products, bleach or ammonia.
• The removable accessories may be soaked in warm water and
soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry them carefully.
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Precautions and tips
! The appliance was designed and manufactured in compliance
with international safety standards. The following warnings are
provided for safety reasons and must be read carefully.
This appliance complies with the following Community Directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and subsequent amendments;
-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and
subsequent amendments;
- 2002/96/CE.
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home
and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used to store and freeze food products
by adults only and according to the instructions in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered
areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the appliance
exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or moist
hands and feet.
• Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this could cause
skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch off the
appliance and disconnect it from the electrical supply. It is
not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on
OFF(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.
• In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances should
you attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried
out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or further
malfunctioning of the appliance.
• Do not use any sharp or pointed utensils or electrical equipment
- other than the type recommended by the manufacturer - inside
the frozen food storage compartments.
• Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into your
mouth.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or lack of experience
and knowledge unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It can
become a choking or suffocation hazard.
Disposal
• Observe local environmental standards when disposing
packaging material for recycling purposes.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household
electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the normal
unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be
collected separately in order to optimise the recovery and
recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact
on human health and the environment. The crossed out
“wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of your
obligation, that when you dispose of the appliance it must be
separately collected. Consumers should contact their local
authority or retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
Respecting and conserving the
environment
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• Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated room. Ensure
that it is protected from direct sunlight and do not place it near
heat sources.
• Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or opening
the door too frequently in order to conserve energy.
• Do not fill the appliance with too much food: cold air must
circulate freely for food to be preserved properly. If circulation
is impeded, the compressor will work continuously.
• Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The internal
temperature will increase and force the compressor to work
harder and will consume more energy.
• Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance). A thick
layer of ice makes cold transference to food products more
difficult and results in increased energy consumption.
• The temperature inside the freezer is too high. The freezer will
maintain a temperature of around 0°C so that the food will not
refreeze, allowing you to eat it within 24 hours or to refreeze it
after it has been cooked.
To switch off the buzzer, open and close the appliance door
or press the + and – freezer temperature adjustment buttons
once. Press these buttons a second time to display the set
value on the freezer display, switch off the TEMPERATURE
ALARM LED and restore normal operation.
Troubleshooting
If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see
Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.
The internal light does not illuminate.
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not
far enough to make contact, or there is no power in the house.
The refrigerator and the freezer do not cool well.
• The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.
• The doors are opened too frequently.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct
position.
• The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.
• The atmospheric temperature of the area surrounding the
appliance is lower than 14°C.
The food inside the refrigerator is beginning to freeze.
• The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct
position.
• The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.
The AIR fan does not rotate
• The refrigerator door is open.
• The AIR system is only activated automatically when it becomes
necessary to restore perfect operational conditions inside the
refrigerator compartment.
The motor runs continuously.
• The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.
• The outside ambient temperature is very high.
• The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see Maintenance).
The appliance makes a lot of noise.
• The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see
Installation).
• The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate
and make noise.
• The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the
compressor is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.
Some of the external parts of the refrigerator become hot.
• These raised temperatures are necessary in order to avoid the
formation of condensation on certain parts of the product.
The back wall of the refrigerator unit is covered in frost or
droplets of water
• This shows the appliance is operating normally.
There is water at the bottom of the refrigerator.
• The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).
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