hisense RIB312F4AW1 Integrated Fridge Freezer Instruction Manual

hisense RIB312F4AW1 Integrated Fridge Freezer Instruction Manual
Safety and warning information_ __ _ _ _ _ 2
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 13
Description of the appliance _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8
Cleaning and care _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Troubleshooting_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15
Electronic control_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8
First use and installation_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _10
Daily use __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _12
Reverse the door_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17
Disposal of the appliance_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines : LVD
2014/35/EU and EMC 2014/30/EU and 2009/125/EC and 2011/65/EU and
EC.1060/2010 and 2012/19/EU.
For your safety and correct
usage, before installing and
first using the appliance, read
this user manual carefully,
including its hints and
warnings. To avoid
unnecessary mistakes and
accidents, it is important to
make sure that all people
using the appliance are
thoroughly familiar with its
operation and safety
features. Save these
instructions and ensure that
remain them with the
appliance if it is moved or
sold, so that anyone using it
throughout its life, will be
properly informed on its
usage and safety notices.
For the safety of life and
property, keep the
precautions of these user's
instructions as the
manufacturer is not
responsible for damages
caused by omission.
Safety for children and others
who are vulnerable people
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 use of the
appliance in a safe way and
understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be
made by children without
Keep all packaging away
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from children as there is risk
of suffocation.
If you are discarding the
appliance, pull the plug out
of the socket, cut the
connection cable (as close
to the appliance as you can)
and remove the door to
prevent children playing
from suffering an electric
shock or closing themselves
If this appliance, featuring a
magnetic door seals, is to
replace an older appliance
having a spring lock (latch)
on the door or lid, be sure to
make the spring lock
unusable before you
discard the old appliance.
This will prevent it from
becoming a death trap for a
General safety
appliance is intended
to be used in households
and similar applications
such as
-staff kitchen areas in
shops, offices and other
working environments;
-farm houses and by
clients in hotels, motels
and other residential type
-bed and breakfast type
-catering and similar nonretail applications
WARNING — Do not store
explosive substances
such as aerosol cans with
a flammable propellant in
this appliance.
WARNING — If the supply
cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the
manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly
qualified persons in order
to avoid a hazard.
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
WARNING — Do not
damage the refrigerant
WARNING — Do not use
electrical appliances
inside the food storage
compartments of the
appliance, unless they
are of the type
recommended by the
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refrigerant and insulation
blowing gas are flammable.
When disposing of the
appliance, do so only at
an authorized waste
disposal centre. Do not
expose to flame.
WARNING — To avoid a
hazard due to instability
of the appliance, it must
be fixed in accordance
with the instructions.
The refrigerant isobutene
(R600a) is contained within
the refrigerant circuit of the
appliance, a natural gas
with a high level of
compatibility, which is
nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and
installation of the
appliance, ensure that
the tubing of the refrigerant
circuit is not damaged
The refrigerant (R600a) is
Caution:risk of fire
If the refrigerant circuit
is damaged:
-Avoid naked flames and
ignition sources.
-Thoroughly ventilate the
room in which the
appliance is situated.
It is dangerous to alter the
specifications or modify
this product in any way.
Any damage to the cord
may cause a shortcircuit,
fire, and/or electric shock.
Electrical safety
1.The power cord must not
be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power
plug is not crushed or
damaged. A crushed or
damaged power plug may
overheat to cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can
access the main plug of the
4. Do not pull the main cable.
5. If the power plug socket is
loose, do not insert the power
plug. There is a risk of
electric shock or fire.
6.You must not operate the
appliance without the interior
lighting lamp cover.
7.The fridge is only applied
with power supply of single
phase alternating current of
220~240V/50Hz. If fluctuation
of voltage in the district of
user is so large
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that the voltage exceeds the
above scope, for safety
sake, be sure to apply A.C.
Automatic voltage regulator
of more than 350W to the
fridge. The fridge must
employ a special power
socket instead of common
one with other electric
appliances. Its plug must
match the socket with
ground wire.
Daily use
Do not store flammable
gass or liquids in the
appliance. Risk of
Do not operate any
electrical appliances in the
appliance (e.g.electric ice
cream makers, mixers
When unplugging always
pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull
on the cable.
Do not place hot items
near the plastic
components of this
Store pre-packed frozen
food in accordance with
the frozen food
The appliances
manufactures storage
recommendations should
be strictly adhered
to. Refer to relrelevant
instructions for storage.
Do not place carbonated
or fizzy drinks in the freeze
compartment as it creates
pressure on the container,
which may cause it to
explode, resulting in
damage to the appliance.
Frozen food can cause
frost burns if consumed
straight from the freezer
Do not place the appliance
in direct sunlight.
Keep buring candles,
lamps and other items
with naked flames away
from the appliance so that
do not set the appliance
on fire.
The appliance is intended
for keeping food stuff
and/or beverages in
normal household as
explained in this
instruction booklet The
appliance is heavy.Care
should be taken when
moving it.
Do not remove or touch
items from the freezer
compartment if your hands
are damp/wet,as this could
cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
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Never use the base,
drawers, doors etc. to
stand on or as supports.
Frozen food must not be
refrozen once it has been
thawed out.
Do not consume ice
popsicles or ice cubes
straight from the freezer
as this can cause freezer
burn to the mouth and
To avoid items falling and
causing injury or damage
to the appliance, do not
overload the door racks
or put too much food in
the crisper drawers.
Never cover or obstruct
the ventilation slats on
the appliance.
Care and cleaning
Before maintenance, switch
off the appliance and
disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
Do not clean the appliance
with metal objects, steam
cleaner, ethereal oils,
organic solvents or abrasive
Do not use sharp objects to
remove frost from the
appliance. Use a plastic
Installation Important!
For electrical connection
carefully, follow the
instructions given in this
Unpack the appliance and
check if there are damages
on it. Do not connect the
appliance if it is damaged.
Report possible damages
immediately to the place
you bought it. In this case
retain packing.
It is advisable to wait at
least four hours before
connecting the appliance to
allow the oil to flow back in
the compressor.
Adequate air circulation
should be around the
appliance, lacking this leads
to overheating. To achieve
sufficient ventilation, follow
the instructions relevant to
Wherever possible the back
of the product should not be
too close to a wall to avoid
touching or catching warm
parts (compressor,
condenser) to prevent the
risk of a fire, follow the
instructions relevant to
The appliance must not be
locate close to radiators or
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Make sure that the mains
plug is accessible after the
installation of the appliance.
Any electrical work required
to do the servicing of the
appliance should be carried
out by qualified electrician
or competent person.
This product must be
serviced by an authorized
Service Center, and only
genuine spare parts must
be used.
1)If the appliance is Frost
2)If the appliance contains
freezer compartment.
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Description of the appliance
View of the appliance
1. Electronic control
2. Storage shelves
3. Bottle rack
4. Vegetable drawer cover
5. Vegetable drawer
6. Freezer drawers
7. Freezer glass
8. Upper rack
9. Middle rack
10. Lower rack
Note: Due to constant modification of our products, your refrigerator may be slightly different
from this Instruction Manual, but its functions and using methods remain the same.
Note: To get the best energy efficiency of this product, please place all shelves, drawer and
baskets on their original position as the Instruction Manual.
Electronic Control
All functions and controls of the unit are
accessible from a control panel conveniently
located on the roof of the cabinet. A display
circuit board allows easy configuration of
features and settings in a simple and intuitive
When the refrigerator is energized, all the
pilot lights will turn on for 3 sec and you will
also heard a long sound of “beep”. The
display board consists of four buttons and
eight pilot lights. You will heard a short
sound of “beep” when you press the buttons.
To ensure the normal operation of the
refrigerator, we recommend that when
you start your refrigerator for the first
time, the temperature for the
refrigerator is set to 5℃.
However, the exact setting should be
chosen keeping in mind that the
temperature inside the appliance
depends on:
room temperature
how often the door is opened
quantity of food stored
appliance location
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Electronic Control (located at the top of appliance)
3. Alarm
Press “Temp” button to set
fridge temperature between
8℃ and 2℃ as needed, and
In case of alarm, “Alarm”
icon will light up and a
buzzing sound will start.
the light of the comparable temperature will
be lighten corresponding values according
to the following sequence.
Press “Alarm” button to stop alarm and
buzzing then “Alarm” icon will turn off.
Settings may be made from 2 to 8. You will
obtain a colder fridge temperature and a
lower freezer temperature by adjusting
“Temp” towards 2 position:
Coldest setting: 2℃.
Warmest setting: 8℃.
A medium setting is generally the most
Door Alarm
The alarm light on and a buzzing sound
indicate abnormal conditions, such as
accidentally a door left open.
Leaving the door of refrigerator open
for over 2 minutes will activate a door
alarm and buzzer. The buzzer will beep
3 times per minute for 10 minutes.
Closing the door cancels the door
alarm and buzzer.
To save energy, please avoid keeping
the door open for a long time when using
4. Power
2.Super Cool
“Super Cool” can refrigerate
the food quicker and keep
food fresh for a long period.
If you want to stop using it,
you can turn the appliance
off by pressing “Power”
Press “Super Cool” button to activate
the super cool function. The Super icon
will light up and the fridge temperature
indicator will display 2℃.
Super cool automatically switches off
after 3 hours.
When super cool function is on, you
can switch off super cool function by
pressing “Super Cool” or “Temp” button,
then the fridge temperature setting or
function mode will revert back to the
previous setting.
When the refrigerator is working, you
can switch the appliance off by pressing
“Power” button for above 3 seconds,
meanwhile the display panel will be
turned off.
Important ! Do not store any food in the
fridge during this time. If you will not
use the refrigerator for a long time,
please pull the plug.
When the appliance is power off, you
can switch the appliance on by pressing
“Power” button for 1 second, and the
refrigerator returns to previous
temperature setting.
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First use and installation
Built-In Fridge Freezer
35 13
200 cm
200 cm 2
Refrigerator door height
Freezer door height
Door-opening angle
Parameters of appliance
Note: Your product is designed and built for domestic household use only. The product must
be correctly installed, located and operated in accordance with the instructions contained in
the User Instructions provided.
Note: Parameters provided in table are design parameters. Because of the various reasons,
there will be a slight deviation between actual dimension and design parameter. The data
listed are only for reference.
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Cleaning before use
Before using the appliance for the first
time, wash the interior and all internal
accessories with lukewarm water and
neutral soap in order to remove the
typical smell of a brand new product,
then dry thoroughly.
Warning!This appliance must be grounded.
The manufacturer declines any liability should
these safety measures not be observed.
Installation Positioning
Warning! Before installing, read the
instructions carefully for your safety
and the correct operation of the appliance.
Position the appliance away from sources
of heat such as stoves, radiators, direct
sunlight, etc.
Maximum performance and safety are
guaranteed by maintaining the correct
indoor temperature for the class of unit
concerned, as specified on the rating
This appliance performs well from N to ST.
The appliance may not work properly if it
is left for a longer period at a temperature
above or below the indicated range.
Important! It is necessary to have good
ventilation around the refrigerator to allow
for the dissipation of heat, high efficiency,
and low power consumption. For this reason,
sufficiently cleared space should be
available around the refrigerator.
Climate class
Ambient temperature
+10°C to +32°C
+16°C to +32°C
+16°C to +38°C
+16°C to +43°C
The appliance should be level in order to
eliminate vibration. To make the appliance
level, it should be upright and adjusters
should be in stable contact with the floor.
Also adjust the level by unscrewing the
appropriate level adjustment in the front
(use your fingers or a suitable spanner).
Electrical connection
Caution! Any electrical work required to
install the appliance should be carried out by
a qualified or authorized person.
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Daily use
Accessories 1)
Movable shelves/trays
Refrigerator compartment 2)
Various glass, plastic storage shelves or
wire trays are included with your appliance.
Different models have different combinations
and different models have different features.
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped
with a series of runners so that the shelves
can be positioned as desired.
For storing food that does not need to be
frozen and different sections suitable for
different kinds of food.
Freezer food compartment 2)
For freezing fresh food and storing frozen
and deep-frozen food for long periods of
Thawing food
Positioning the door racks
To permit the storage of food packages of
various sizes, the door racks can be
placed at different heights.
To adjust, gradually pull the rack in the
direction of the arrows until it comes free,
then reposition as required.
In the refrigerator compartment.
At room temperature.
In a microwave oven.
In a conventional or convection oven.
Food once thawed should be re-frozen
with the exception of special cases.
1) If the appliance contains related accessories
and functions.
2) If the appliance contains a freezer compartment.
Remove the door rack
Install the door rack
Vegetable Drawer
For storing fruit and vegetables.
Freezer Drawer
For storing frozen food.
Ice-cube tray
For making ice and storing ice-cubes.
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Helpful hints and tips
Noises during operation
Clicks- Whenever the compressor switches
on or off, a click can be heard.
Humming- As soon as the compressor is in
operation, you can hear it humming.
Bubbling- When refrigerant flows into thin
tubes, you can hear bubbling or splashing
Splashing- Even after the compressor has
been switched off, this noise can be heard
for a short time.
Energy saving tips
Do not install the appliance near stoves,
radiators or other sources of warmth.
Keep the time the appliance is open to a
Do not set the temperature colder than
Make sure the side plates and back plate
of the appliance are at some distance
from the wall, and follow the instructions
relevant to installation.
If the diagram shows the correct
combination for the drawers, crisper and
shelves, do not adjust the combination as
it would produce an effect on energy
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
Do not store warm foods or evaporating
liquids in the appliance.
Do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavor or odor.
Position food so that air can circulate freely
around it.
Hints for refrigeration
Meat (all types): wrap in polyethylene
(plastic) bags and place on the glass shelf
above the vegetable drawer. For safety,
store in this way only one or two days at
the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc…: these
should be covered and may be placed on
any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the
special drawer provided.
Butter and cheese:these should be placed
in aluminum foil or polyethylene (plastic)
bags while removing as much air as
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the
Hints for freezing
When first starting-up or after a period out
of use. Before putting the food in the
compartment, let the appliance run at
2 hours on the higher settings.
Prepare food in small portions to enable it
to be rapidly and completely frozen and to
make it possible to subsequently thaw
only the quantity required.
Wrap up the food in aluminum foil or
polyethylene (plastic) and make sure that
the packages are airtight.
Do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food that is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in the temperature of the latter.
Iced products, if consumed immediately
after removal from the freezer compartment,
can possibly cause skin to become freezer
It is recommended to label and date each
frozen package in order to keep track of
the storage time.
Hints for the storage of frozen food
Ensure that frozen food has been stored
correctly by the food retailer.
Once defrosted, foods deteriorate rapidly
and can not be re-frozen.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated
by the food manufacturer.
Note: If the appliance contains related
accessories and functions.
Switching off your appliance
Empty the appliance.
Pull out the power plug.
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
Ensure that all doors are wedged open
slightly to allow air to circulate.
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Cleaning and Care
Cleaning and care
For hygienic reasons, the appliance ( the
including exterior and interior accessories)
should be cleaned regularly at least every
two months.
Warning! Danger of electrical shock!
The appliance must not be connected to
the main power supply during cleaning.
Before cleaning, switch the appliance off
and remove the plug from the main power
supply, or shut off the circuit breaker or
Exterior cleaning
To maintain good appearance of your
appliance, you should clean it regularly.
Wipe the digital panel and display panel
with a clean, soft cloth.
Spray water onto the cleaning cloth
instead of spraying directly on the surface
of the appliance. This helps ensure an
even distribution of moisture to the surface.
Clean the doors and cabinet surfaces with
a mild detergent and then wiped dry with
a soft cloth.
Don’t use sharp objects as they are likely
to scratch the surface.
Don’t use Thinner, Car detergent, Clorox,
ethereal oil, abrasive cleansers or organic
solvent such as Benzene for cleaning.
They may damage the surface of the
appliance and may cause fire.
Interior cleaning
You should clean the appliance interior
regularly. It will be easier to clean when
food stocks are low. Wipe the inside of
the fridge freezer with a weak solution of
bicarbonate of soda, and then rinse with
warm water using a wrung-out sponge
or cloth. Wipe completely dry before
replacing the shelves and baskets.
Thoroughly dry all surface and removable
Although this appliance automatically
defrosts, a layer of frost may occur on the
freezer compartment’s interior walls if the
freezer door is opened frequently or kept
open too long. If the frost is too thick,
choose a time when the supply of food
stocks are low and proceed as follows:
Remove existing food and accessories
baskets, unplug the appliance from the
mains power and leave the doors open
Ventilate the room thoroughly to
accelerate the thawing process.
When defrosting is completed, clean
your freezer as described above.
Don’t use sharp objects to remove frost
from the freezer compartment. Only after
the interior is completely dry should the
appliance be switched back on and plug.
back into the mains socket.
A) Fridge compartment
This compartment defrosts automatically.
The defrosting water runs to the drain tube
via a collection container at the back of the
Drain tube
B) Freezer compartment
This compartment defrosts automatically.
Door seals cleaning
Take care to keep door seals clean.
Sticky food and drinks can cause seals
to the cabinet and tear when you open
the door. Wash seal with a mild detergent
and warm water. Rinse and dry it
thoroughly after cleaning.
Only after the door seals are completely
dry should the appliance be powered on.
Replacing the LED light
Warning: The LED light must not be
replaced by the user! If damaged, contact
the customer helpline for assistance. To
replace the LED light, the below steps can
be followed:
1. Unplug your appliance.
2. Remove light cover by pushing up and
3. Hold the LED cover with one hand and
pull it with the other hand while pressing
the connector latch.
4. Replace LED light and snap it correctly
in place.
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Reverse the door
The side in which the door opens can be
changed from the right side (as supplied) to
the left side, if the installation site allows for it.
Warning! When reversing the door, the
appliance must not be connected to the
mains. Ensure that the plug is removed from
the mains socket.
4. Change screw hole covers from left to
right, and change the door hinges to opposite
side (as shown in figure below).
Tools you will need:
1. 8mm socket driver
2. Cross-shaped screwdriver
3. Putty knife or thin-blade screwdriver
Note: When required, tilt the refrigerator side
in order to gain access to the base, you
should rest the appliance on soft foam
packaging or similar material to avoid damage.
1. Stand the refrigerator upright. Open the
upper door to take out all door racks (to avoid
racks damaged) and then close the door.
2. Unscrew the upper door hinge and remove
it. Remove the upper door from the middle
hinge by carefully lifting the door straight up.
Then place it on a smooth surface with its
upper cover upwards.
5. Fix the lower hinge with screws, and slot
the lower door onto the bottom hinge pin and
hold in position. Adjust the middle hinges to
to the appliance position and then install it
ensuring the lower door in secured in place.
6. Install the upper door and the upper hinge
as the same way.
Note: When reversing the door, the cabinet
installation can refer to Built-In Fridge Freezer
installation instructions.
3. Loose screws used to fix the middle door
hinges and remove them. Then remove the
lower door. And unscrew the lower door hinge.
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Disposal of the appliance
It is prohibited to dispose of this appliance in domestic household waste.
Packaging materials
Packaging materials with the recycle symbol are recyclable. Dispose of the packaging in a
suitable waste collection container to recycle it.
Before disposal of the appliance.
1. Disconnect the main plug from the main socket.
2. Cut off the main cable and discard it.
Correct disposal of this product
This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed with
other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible
harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste
disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of
material resources. To return your used device, please use the
return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the
product was purchased.They can take this product for environmental
safe recycling.
220-240V~, 50Hz, R600a ;
Hisense Service Help Line : 0844 346 0087
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Hisense UK Ltd
Unit 2 Meadow Court
Millshaw Lane
LS11 8LZ
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