JOHN LEWIS JLCH140 User Manual

JOHN LEWIS JLCH140 User Manual
Chest Freezer
User Manual
Safety information
Children and vulnerable people safety
General Safety
Safety instructions
Electrical connection
Internal lighting
Care and cleaning
Electrical Connection
Ventilation requirements
Control panel
Switching on
Switching off
Temperature regulation
High temperature alarm
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
Storage of frozen food
Opening and closing the lid
Freezing Calendar
Storage baskets
Hints and tips
Hints for freezing
Hints for storage of frozen food
Care and cleaning
Cleaning the interior
Periodic cleaning
Defrosting the freezer
Periods of non-operation
What to do if...
Customer Service
Replacing the lamp
Technical data
Product information sheet
Additional technical data
Repairs - after sales service
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Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible for any
injuries or damage that are the result of incorrect installation or usage.
Always keep the instructions in a safe and accessible location for
future reference.
Children and vulnerable people safety
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above
and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards involved.
Children between 3 and 8 years of age and persons with very
extensive and complex disabilities shall be kept away from the
appliance unless continuously supervised.
Children of less than 3 years of age should be kept away from the
appliance unless continuously supervised.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Children shall not carry out cleaning and user maintenance of the
appliance without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children and dispose of it
General Safety
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments
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By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and other
residential type environments
WARNING: Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
WARNING: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended
by the manufacturer.
WARNING: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING: Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the appliance.
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral
detergents. Do not use abrasive products, abrasive cleaning pads,
solvents or metal objects.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a
flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its Authorised Service Centre or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
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Safety instructions
Warning! When positioning
the appliance, ensure the
supply cord is not trapped or
Warning! Only a qualified
person must install this
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
• Follow the installation instructions supplied with
the appliance.
• Always take care when moving the appliance as
it is heavy. Always use safety gloves and
enclosed footwear.
• Make sure the air can circulate around the
• At first installation or after reversing the door
wait at least 4 hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply. This is to allow
the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Before carrying out any operations on the
appliance (e.g. reversing the door), remove the
plug from the power socket.
• Do not install the appliance close to radiators
or cookers, ovens or hobs.
• Do not expose the appliance to the rain.
• Do not install the appliance where there is
direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas that are
too humid or too cold.
• When you move the appliance, lift it by the
front edge to avoid scratching the floor.
Electrical connection
Warning! Do not use multiplug adapters and extension
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the parameters on the rating
plate are compatible with the electrical ratings
of the mains power supply.
• Always use a correctly installed shockproof
• Make sure not to cause damage to the electrical
components (e.g. mains plug, mains cable,
compressor). Contact the Authorised Service
Centre or an electrician to change the electrical
• The mains cable must stay below the level of
the mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains socket
only at the end of the installation. Make sure
that there is access to the mains plug after the
• Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect the
appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Warning! Risk of injury, burns,
electric shock or fire.
Warning! Risk of fire and
electric shock.
The appliance contains flammable gas,
isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with a high level
of environmental compatibility. Be careful not to
cause damage to the refrigerant circuit
containing isobutane.
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• Do not change the specification of this
• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g. ice cream
makers) in the appliance unless they are stated
applicable by the manufacturer.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit, make
sure that there are no flames and sources of
ignition in the room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the plastic parts
of the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create pressure on the
drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
• Do not put flammable products or items that
are wet with flammable products in, near or on
the appliance.
• Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from the freezer
compartment if your hands are wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has been thawed.
• Follow the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
• Wrap the food in any food contact material
before putting it in the freezer compartment.
defrosted water collects in the bottom of the
• To repair the appliance contact the Authorised
Service Centre.
• Use original spare parts only.
Warning! Risk of injury or
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children and pets
to be closed inside of the appliance.
• The refrigerant circuit and the insulation
materials of this appliance are ozone-friendly.
• The insulation foam contains flammable gas.
Contact your municipal authority for
information on how to discard the appliance
• Do not cause damage to the part of the cooling
unit that is near the heat exchanger.
Internal lighting
Warning! Risk of electric
• The type of lamp used for this appliance is for
household appliances only. Do not use it for
house lighting.
Care and cleaning
Warning! Risk of injury or
damage to the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the appliance
and disconnect the mains plug from the mains
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in the
cooling unit. Only a qualified person must do
the maintenance and the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the appliance
and if necessary, clean it. If the drain is blocked,
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Warning! Refer to Safety
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well
ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate class
indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems might
occur for some types of models
when operating outside of that
range. The correct operation can
only be guaranteed within the
specified temperature range. If you
have any doubts regarding where
to install the appliance, please turn
to the vendor, to our customer
service or to the nearest
Authorised Service Centre.
The plug should be accessible after
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work
required to install this
appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician
or competent person.
Warning! This appliance must
be earthed.
The manufacturer declines
any liability should these
safety measures not be
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the
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coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow
to the terminal marked either with the letter
“E“ or by the earth symbol
or coloured
green and yellow.
Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (E) is secure over
the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating
Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp fuse
(B). In the event of having to change the fuse in
the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS
1362) fuse must be used.
Warning! A cut off plug
inserted into a 13 amp socket
is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind the appliance must be
1. Put the freezer in horizontal position on a firm
surface. The cabinet must be on all four feet.
2. Make sure that the clearance between the
appliance and rear wall is 5 cm.
3. Make sure that the clearance between the
appliance and the sides is 5 cm.
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Control panel
1. Temperature regulator
2. Power indicator light
3. High temperature alarm light
A. Temperature Regulator
B. Half Loaded position
C. Full Loaded position
Switching on
Temperature regulation
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
2. Turn the Temperature Regulator to the Full
Loaded position and let the appliance run for
24 hours to allow the correct temperature to
be reached before placing food inside. The
power indicator light will light up.
3. Adjust the Temperature Regulator according
to the quantity of the stored foods.
The temperature within the appliance is
controlled by the Temperature Regulator
situated on the control panel.
Switching off
Turn the Temperature regulator to the "0"
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To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• to obtain a lower temperature inside the
appliance, turn the Temperature Regulator
• to obtain a higher temperature inside the
appliance, turn the Temperature Regulator
counterclockwise .
In case of freezing less food volumes, the Half
Loaded setting is the most suitable. In case of
freezing large amounts of food, the Full Loaded
setting is the most suitable (refer to "Switching
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
appliance depends on:
room temperature
how often the lid is opened
the quantity of food stored
the location of the appliance.
High temperature alarm
An increase in the temperature in the freezer
(for example due to a power failure) is indicated
by switching on of the Alarm light .
During the alarm phase, do not place food inside
the freezer.
When normal conditions are restored, the
Alarm light will switch off automatically.
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Daily use
Warning! Refer to Safety
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing
fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozen
food for a long time.
The maximum amount of food that can be
frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating plate
(refer to "Technical data").
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this
period do not add other food to be frozen.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the
compartment let the appliance run at least 24
hours Temperature Regulator to the Full
Loaded position.
Caution! In the event of
accidental defrosting, for
example due to a power
failure, if the power has been
off for longer than the value
shown in the technical
characteristics chart under
"rising time", the defrosted
food must be consumed
quickly or cooked
immediately and then refrozen (after cooling).
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Opening and closing the lid
Caution! Never pull the
handle with immense force.
As the lid is equipped with a tightly closing seal,
it is not easy to reopen it shortly after closing
(due to the vacuum formed inside). Wait for
few minutes before reopening the appliance.
The vacuum valve will help you to open the lid.
Freezing Calendar
The symbols show different types of frozen
The numbers indicate storage times in months
for the appropriate types of frozen goods.
Whether the upper or lower value of the
indicated storage time is valid depends on the
quality of the foods and treating before freezing.
Storage baskets
Hang the baskets on the upper edge of the
freezer (A) or place them inside the freezer (B).
Turn and fix the handles for these two positions
as shown in the picture.
The following pictures show how many baskets
can be placed inside the various freezer models.
The baskets will slide into each other.
You can purchase additional baskets from your
local Authorised Service Centre.
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Hints and tips
Warning! Refer to Safety
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some hints:
• The maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hours is shown on the rating plate.
• The freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added
during this period.
• Freeze only top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned foodstuffs.
• Prepare food in small portions to enable it to be
rapidly and completely frozen and to make it
possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity
• Wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the packages are
• Do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in temperature of the latter.
• Lean foods store better and longer than fatty
ones; salt reduces the storage life of food.
• Water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment, can
possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt.
• It is advisable to show the freezing in date on
each individual pack to enable you to keep tab
of the storage time.
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the store to the freezer in the shortest
possible time;
• not open the lid frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and
cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by
the food manufacturer.
Hints for storage of frozen
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
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Care and cleaning
Warning! Refer to Safety
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, the
interior and all internal accessories should be
washed with lukewarm water and some neutral
soap to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dried thoroughly.
Caution! Do not use
detergents, abrasive powders,
chlorine or oil-based cleaners
as they will damage the finish.
Periodic cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance
before carrying out any
maintenance operation.
Do not use detergents, abrasive
products, highly perfumed cleaning
products or wax polishes to clean
the inner side of the appliance.
Prevent damage to the cooling
There is no need to clean the
compressor area.
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Regularly clean the appliance and the
accessories with warm water and neutral soap.
Clean the lid seal carefully.
3. Fully dry the appliance.
4. Connect the mains plug to the mains socket.
5. Switch on the appliance.
Defrosting the freezer
Caution! Never use sharp
metal tools to scrape off frost
as you could damage the
appliance. Do not use a
mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up
the thawing process (other
than those recommended by
the manufacturer). A
temperature rise of the
frozen food packs, during
defrosting, may shorten their
safe storage life.
The amount of frost on the walls of
the appliance will be increased by
the high level of the outer
environment humidity and if the
frozen food is not wrapped
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches
a thickness of about 10-15 mm.
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open, remove the plug from the
defrost water drain and collect all defrost
water on a tray.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly and refit the plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the
maximum coldness and run the appliance for
two or three hours using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food into the
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Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Switch off the appliance and disconnect the
appliance from electricity supply.
2. Remove all food
3. Defrost and clean the appliance and all
4. Leave the lid open to prevent unpleasant
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a
while to prevent the food inside
from spoiling in case of a power
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Warning! Refer to Safety
What to do if...
Possible cause
The appliance does not operate.
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to
the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the mains
Connect to a different electrical
mains socket. Contact a qualified
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable.
Audible or visual alarm is on.
The cabinet has been recently
switched on or the temperature in
the appliance is too high.
Refer to "High Temperature Alarm"
and if the problem still occurs contact the nearest Authorized Service
Large quantities of food to be froWait a few hours and then check
zen were inserted at the same time. the temperature again.
The lid has been left open for a long Open the lid only if necessary.
Power indicator light is flashing.
An error has occurred in measuring Contact the nearest Authorized
the temperature or the appliance is Service Centre.
not working properly.
The lid doesn't close completely.
Food packages are blocking the lid.
Arrange the packages in the right
way, see the sticker in the appliance.
There is excessive frost.
Eliminate excess frost.
The lid gaskets are dirty or sticky.
Clean the lid gaskets.
The lid is difficult to open.
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Possible cause
The valve is blocked.
Check the valve.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
The compressor operates continually.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Large quantities of food to be froWait a few hours and then check
zen were inserted at the same time. the temperature again.
There is too much frost and ice.
The temperature in the appliance is
too low/too high.
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The room temperature is too high.
Refer to climate class chart on the
rating plate.
Food placed in the appliance was
too warm.
Allow food to cool to room temperature before storing.
The lid is not closed properly.
Check if the lid closes well and the
gaskets are undamaged and clean.
The lid is not closed correctly or
the gasket is deformed/dirty.
Refer to "Opening and closing the
The water drainage plug is not correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage plug in
the correct way.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The lid is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Opening and closing the
The products' temperature is too
Let the product temperature decrease to room temperature before
Many products are stored at the
same time.
Store less products at the same
The thickness of the frost is greater
than 4-5 mm.
Defrost the appliance.
The lid has been opened often.
Open the lid only if necessary.
Products to be frozen are placed
too closely to each other.
Make sure that there is cold air circulation in the appliance.
Customer Service
If your appliance is still not working properly
after making the above checks, contact the
nearest Authorised Service Centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when
you apply for it you specify the model and serial
number of your appliance which can be found
either on the guarantee certificate or on the
rating plate located on the external right side of
the appliance.
Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped with a
longlife LED interior light.
Use LED bulbs (E14 base) only.
The maximum power is shown on
the lamp unit.
Warning! Do not remove the
lamp cover at the time of
replacement. Do not operate
the freezer if the lamp cover
is damaged or missing.
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the mains
2. Replace the used lamp with a new lamp of the
same power and specifically designed for
household appliances (the maximum power is
shown on the lamp cover).
3. Connect the mains plug to the mains socket.
4. Open the lid. Make sure that the lamp comes
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Technical data
Product information sheet
Trade Mark
John Lewis
JLCH140 920436261
9. Chest freezer
Energy efficiency class
Energy consumption in kWh per year, based on standard test re- 191
sults for 24 hours. The actual energy consumption will depend
on how the appliance is used and where it is located
Storage volume in litres, Fridge
Storage volume in litres, Star
Storage volume in litres, Cellar zone
Storage volume in litres, Wine
Storage volume in litres, Total
Storage volume in litres, Freezer
Storage volume in litres, Chiller
Storage volume in litres, Other compartments
Star rating of freezer compartment with highest storage volume
Design temperature of other compartments > 14 °C (°C), if any
Frost free (Y/N), Fridge
Frost free (Y/N), Freezer
Power cut safe in h
Freezing capacity in kg/24h
Climate class
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Lowest ambient temperature at which this appliance is intended
to be used, in °C
Highest ambient temperature at which this appliance is intended
to be used, in °C
Acoustical noise emissions dB(A) re1 pW
Built in appliance Y/N
This appliance is intended to be used exclusively for the storage
of wine Y/N
Additional technical data
Dimensions of the appliance
868 mm
606 mm
667,5 mm
230 - 240 V
50 Hz
The technical information is situated in the rating
plate, on the external or internal side of the
appliance and on the energy label.
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Repairs - after sales service
Your John Lewis appliance comes with a three
year guarantee. Your original receipt acts as
your guarantee. Please make sure you retain it.
The guarantee does not cover you against faults
caused by accidental damage or misuse. For
further details visit If it is not working correctly refer to
the "Troubleshooting" chapter in this user
manual. If a fault occurs which you can not
resolve through following the advice and
information contained within this instruction
manual, the next step is to contact John Lewis
technical support on:
0330 1230106
They will give you details for your local service
engineer. Before calling out an engineer, please
ensure you have read the details under the
heading “Troubleshooting”.
When you contact your local service engineer
you will need to give the following details:
Your name, address and post code
Your telephone number
Clear and concise details of fault
The purchase date as found on your receipt
The model and serial number of the appliance.
So that you always have these numbers at
hand, we recommend you to make a note of
them here:
• Mod.......................................
• P.N.C.....................................
• S.N.........................................
IMPORTANT: If you call out an engineer
to a fault listed under the heading
''Troubleshooting'', or to repair a fault
caused by incorrect use or installation, a
charge will be made even if the appliance
is under guarantee.
Spare parts
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Always insist on genuine spare parts.
An authorised service engineer should service
this product, and only genuine spare parts
should be used. Under no circumstances should
you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons
may cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
Please contact John Lewis technical support on
0330 1230106 for assistance.
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Environmental concerns
marked with the symbol with the household
waste. Return the product to your local
recycling facility or contact your municipal office.
Recycle materials with the symbol . Put the
packaging in relevant containers to recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human health
by recycling waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose of appliances
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