Aeg SKE6881VAS User Manual

Aeg SKE6881VAS User Manual
SKE6881VAS
USER
MANUAL
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User Manual
Refrigerator
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CONTENTS
1. SAFETY INFORMATION............................................................................................. 2
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................4
3. INSTALLATION............................................................................................................6
4. OPERATION.................................................................................................................7
5. DAILY USE.................................................................................................................... 8
6. HINTS AND TIPS..........................................................................................................9
7. CARE AND CLEANING...............................................................................................9
8. TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................................................... 10
9. TECHNICAL DATA.................................................................................................... 13
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CUSTOMER CARE AND SERVICE
Always use original spare parts.
When contacting our Authorised Service Centre, ensure that you have the
following data available: Model, PNC, Serial Number.
The information can be found on the rating plate.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
1.
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.
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1.1 Children and vulnerable people safety
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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 aged from 3 to 8 years are allowed to load
and unload the appliance provided that they have
been properly instructed.
This appliance may be used by persons with very
extensive and complex disabilities provided that they
have been properly instructed.
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 appropriately.
1.2 General Safety
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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;
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and
other residential type environments.
To avoid contamination of food respect the following
instructions:
– do not open the door for long periods;
– clean regularly surfaces that can come in contact
with food and accessible drainage systems;
– store raw meat and fish in suitable containers in the
refrigerator, so that it is not in contact with or drip
onto other food.
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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.
When the appliance is empty for long period, switch it
off, defrost, clean, dry and leave the door open to
prevent mould from developing within the appliance.
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.
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
2.1 Installation
WARNING!
Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged
appliance.
• Do not use the appliance before
installing it in the built-in structure
due to safety manner.
• 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 appliance.
• 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.
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• 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.
2.2 Electrical connection
WARNING!
Risk of fire and electric
shock.
WARNING!
When positioning the
appliance, ensure the supply
cord is not trapped or
damaged.
WARNING!
Do not use multi-plug
adapters and extension
cables.
• 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 socket.
• 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 components.
• 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
installation.
• Do not pull the mains cable to
disconnect the appliance. Always pull
the mains plug.
2.3 Use
WARNING!
Risk of injury, burns, electric
shock or fire.
The appliance contains flammable
gas, isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with
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a high level of environmental
compatibility. Be careful not to cause
damage to the refrigerant circuit
containing isobutane.
• Do not change the specification of
this appliance.
• 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 store flammable gas and
liquid in the appliance.
• 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.
2.4 Internal lighting
WARNING!
Risk of electric shock.
• The type of lamp used for this
appliance is for household appliances
only. Do not use it for house lighting.
2.5 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 socket.
• 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, defrosted water
collects in the bottom of the
appliance.
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2.6 Service
• To repair the appliance contact the
Authorised Service Centre. Use
original spare parts only.
• Please note that self-repair or nonprofessional repair can have safety
consequences and might void the
guarantee.
• The following spare parts will be
available for 7 years after the model
has been discontinued: thermostats,
temperature sensors, printed circuit
boards, light sources, door handles,
door hinges, trays and baskets. Please
note that some of these spare parts
are only available to professional
repairers, and that not all spare parts
are relevant for all models.
• Door gaskets will be available for 10
years after the model has been
discontinued.
2.7 Disposal
WARNING!
Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply.
• 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
correctly.
• Do not cause damage to the part of
the cooling unit that is near the heat
exchanger.
3. INSTALLATION
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
WARNING!
Refer to installation
instruction document to
install your appliance.
WARNING!
Fix the appliance in
accordance with installation
instruction document to
avoid a risk of instability of
the appliance.
3.1 Location
To ensure best performance, install the
appliance well away from sources of heat
such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight
etc. Make sure that air can circulate freely
around the back of the cabinet.
3.2 Positioning
Install the appliance in a dry, well
ventilated indoors where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
appliance.
Climate
class
Ambient temperature
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+16°C to + 38°C
T
+16°C to + 43°C
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.
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3.3 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
observed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
A
B
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to
the terminal either marked with the
letter “N“ or coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to
the terminal either marked with the
“L“ or coloured red.
4. 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 plate.
5. 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.
3.4 Ventilation requirements
C
D
E
• 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 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
yellow.
or coloured green and
The airflow behind the appliance must
be sufficient.
5 cm
min.
200 cm2
min.
200 cm2
CAUTION!
Refer to the assembly
instructions for the
installation.
4. OPERATION
4.1 Switching on
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
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2. Turn the Temperature regulator
clockwise to a medium setting.
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4.2 Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the
temperature regulator to the "O"
position.
4.3 Temperature regulation
The temperature is regulated
automatically. However, you can set a
temperature inside the appliance
yourself.
Choose the setting keeping in mind that
the temperature inside the appliance
depends on:
• room temperature,
• frequency of opening the door,
• quantity of food stored,
• appliance location.
A medium setting is generally the most
suitable one.
To operate the appliance:
1. Turn the temperature regulator
clockwise to obtain a lower
temperature inside the appliance.
2. Turn the temperature regulator
counterclockwise to obtain a higher
temperature inside the appliance.
5. DAILY USE
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
5.1 Positioning the door
shelves
To permit storage of food packages of
various sizes, the door shelves can be
placed at different heights.
This model is equipped with a
variable storage box which can be
moved sideways.
5.2 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are
equipped with a series of runners so that
the shelves can be positioned as desired.
1. Gradually pull the shelf up until it
comes free.
2. Reposition as required.
Do not move the glass shelf
above the vegetable drawer
to ensure correct air
circulation.
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6. HINTS AND TIPS
6.1 Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
operation:
• A faint gurgling and bubbling sound
from coils sound when refrigerant is
pumped.
• A whirring and pulsating sound from
the compressor when refrigerant is
pumped.
• A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic
dilatation (a natural and not
dangerous physical phenomenon).
• A faint click noise from the
temperature regulator when the
compressor switches on or off.
6.2 Hints for energy saving
• Medium temperature setting
preserves fresh foods while saving
energy.
• Fresh Food Compartment (Fridge):
Most efficient use of energy is
ensured in the configuration with the
drawers in the bottom part of the
appliance and shelves evenly
distributed. Position of the door bins
does not affect energy consumption.
• Do not open the door frequently or
leave it open longer than absolutely
necessary.
6.3 Hints for fresh food
refrigeration
• Do not store warm food or
evaporating liquids in the refrigerator.
• Cover or wrap the food, particularly if
it has a strong flavour.
• Position food so that air can circulate
freely around it.
6.4 Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
• Meat (all types): wrap in a suitable
packaging and place it on the glass
shelf above the vegetable drawer.
Store meat for at most 1-2 days.
• Cooked foods, cold dishes: cover and
place on any shelf.
• Fruit and vegetables: clean
thoroughly and place in a special
drawer. Bananas, potatoes, onions
and garlic must not be kept in the
refrigerator if not packed.
• Butter and cheese: place in a special
airtight container or wrap in an
aluminium foil or a polythene bag to
exclude as much air as possible.
• Bottles: close with a cap and place on
the door bottle shelf, or (if available)
on the bottle rack.
7. CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 General warnings
CAUTION!
Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any
maintenance operation.
This appliance contains
hydrocarbons in its cooling
unit; maintenance and
recharging must therefore
only be carried out by
authorized technicians.
The accessories and parts of
the appliance are not
suitable for washing in a
dishwasher.
7.2 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 brandnew product, then dried thoroughly.
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CAUTION!
Do not use detergents,
abrasive powders, chlorine
or oil-based cleaners as they
will damage the finish.
7.3 Periodic cleaning
CAUTION!
Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the appliance.
The defrost water drains out through a
trough into a special container at the
back of the appliance, over the motor
compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the
defrost water drain hole in the middle of
the refrigerator compartment channel to
prevent the water overflowing and
dripping onto the food inside.
CAUTION!
Do not damage the cooling
system.
The equipment has to be cleaned
regularly:
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
soap.
2. Regularly check the door seals and
wipe them clean to ensure they are
clean and free from debris.
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser
and the compressor at the back of
the appliance with a brush.
This will improve the performance of
the appliance and save electricity
consumption.
7.4 Defrosting of the
refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator
compartment every time the motor
compressor stops, during normal use.
7.5 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from
electricity supply.
2. Remove all food.
3. Clean the appliance and all
accessories.
4. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
CAUTION!
If you want to keep the
appliance switched on, ask
somebody to check it once
in a while to prevent the
food inside from spoiling in
case of a power failure.
8. TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING!
Refer to Safety chapters.
8.1 What to do if...
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The appliance does not operate.
The appliance is switched
off.
Switch on the appliance.
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
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 socket.
Connect a different electrical
appliance to the mains socket. Contact a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not suppor- Check if the appliance
ted properly.
stands stable.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective.
Refer to "Replacing the
lamp".
The compressor operates
continually.
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Temperature is set incorrect- Refer to "Operation" chaply.
ter.
Many food products to be
frozen were put in at the
same time.
Wait a few hours and then
check the temperature
again.
The room temperature is too Refer to climate class chart
high.
on the rating plate.
Food products placed in the Allow food products to cool
appliance were too warm.
to room temperature before
storing.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
Water flows on the rear plate During the automatic deof the refrigerator.
frosting process, frost melts
on the rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the refriger- The water outlet is clogged.
ator.
Clean the water outlet.
Food products prevent that
water flows into the water
collector.
Make sure that food products do not touch the rear
plate.
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is
Attach the melting water
not connected to the evapo- outlet to the evaporative
rative tray above the comtray.
pressor.
The temperature in the appliance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is Set a higher/lower temperanot set correctly.
ture.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
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Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The food products' tempera- Let the food products temture is too high.
perature decrease to room
temperature before storage.
There is too much condensed water on the rear
wall of the refrigerator.
Many food products are
stored at the same time.
Store less food products at
the same time.
The door has been opened
often.
Open the door only if necessary.
There is no cold air circulation in the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold
air circulation in the appliance.
Door was opened too frequently.
Open the door only when
necessary.
Door was not closed completely.
Make sure the door is closed
completely.
Stored food was not wrapped.
Wrap food in suitable packaging before storing it in the
appliance.
There is frost on the rear wall The ambient temperature is Set the temperature regulaof the refrigerator.
high and the appliance is set tor to a higher temperature
to the lowest temperature
to allow automatic defrosting.
The appliance is fully loaded Set the temperature regulaand is set to the lowest tem- tor to a higher temperature
perature.
to allow automatic defrosting.
Door does not open easily.
You attempted to re-open
the door immediately after
closing.
If the advice does not lead
to the desired result, call the
nearest Authorized Service
Centre.
8.2 Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped
with a long-life LED interior
light.
Wait a few seconds between
closing and re-opening of
the door.
It is strongly recommended
to use original spare parts
only.
Use LED bulbs (E14 base)
only. The maximum power is
shown on the lamp unit.
CAUTION!
Disconnect the plug from
the mains socket.
1. With your fingers, spread slightly
both sides of the transparent cover
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to unhook them and detach the
cover pulling it in the direction of the
arrows.
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2. Replace the lamp with the one that
has identical characteristics and is
specifically designed for household
appliances.
3. Reassemble the lamp cover.
4. Connect the plug to the mains
socket.
5. Open the door.
Make sure that the light switches on.
8.3 Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
assembly instructions.
3. If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the Authorised
Service Centre.
9. TECHNICAL DATA
9.1 Technical data
Dimensions of the appliance
Height
873 mm
Width
540 mm
Depth
550 mm
Voltage
230 - 240 V
Frequency
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.
10. ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
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
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appliances marked with the symbol
with the household waste. Return the
product to your local recycling facility or
contact your municipal office.
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