AEG Santo 2532 KA Glassline Owner's manual

AEG Santo 2532 KA Glassline Owner's manual
Automatic Upright Refrigerators
Santo 2332 1 2530 KA 2532 KA
Operating Instructions
Contents Page
Illustration pages (please unfold) 3-6
General instructions, Location - 14-15
Your freezer needs air 15
Rehingeing the door ' 15
Changing the door of the deep-frozen
food storage compartment 15/16
Decorating the appliance door 16
Electrical connection 16
Starting up and temperature regulation 17
Correct storage 17
Freezing fresh food and storing frozen food
in the deep-frozen food storage compartment 18
Defrosting, Cleaning and care 19/20
Faults and servicing 20
Hints on proper use and energy-saving 20
If you have bought your new appliance as a replace-
ment for an old model, please make the old app-
liance unusable at once: pull the plug out of the
socket, cut the connecting lead off, and dispose of
the plug together with the remaining lead in an en-
vironmentally friendly manner.
Any snap catch or lock on your old appliance should
also be made unusable before you put the app-
liance away or hand it over to be disposed of in an
environmentally friendly manner.
This will prevent children playing with it endanger-
ing their lives by locking themselves in.
Please ensure that the pipes of your old appliance
are not damaged before it can be taken away for
proper, environmentally friendly disposal.
Appliance packaging
All used materials are environmentally compatible!
They can be safely disposed of or burnt in a refuse
Regarding the materials: The plastics can also be
recycled and are marked as follows:
>РЕ< for polyethylene e.g. as used in the outer
wrapping and bags inside
>PS< for polystyrene foam e.g. as used in the
packing; this material is basically CFC-free
The cardboard parts are made of waste paper and
should be put back into the waste paper collection
General instructions
You have just purchased a home refrigerator which
has been produced according to the standards ap-
plicable to these appliances.
During manufacture, the necessary measures have
been taken as required by the Appliance Safety Act
(GSG), the Accident Prevention Regulations (VBG
20), and the Specifications of the Institute of Ger-
man Electrical Engineers (VDE).
The refrigeration circuit has been checked for leak-
CE This appliance complies with the following EC
— 73/23/EEC of 19. 02. 1973 - Low-Voltage Direc-
— 89/336/EEC of 03. 05. 1989 (including Amend-
ment Directive 92/31/EEC) — EMV Directive.
Before starting up, we recommend you to read the
following Operating Instructions, since only by do-
ing so can you benefit from all the advantages off-
ered by your refrigerator. These Operating Instruc-
tions are intended for several technically compar-
able models with different equipment. Please oniy
foliow the instructions corresponding to your app-
liance version. Please unfold the illustration pages
on the cover to enable you to compare the text and
pictures alongside.
Removing the adhesive tapes
and safety packing
To ensure safety during transport, the door is
secured on the housing with adhesive tapes. De-
pending on model, piastic safety packing or a po-
lystyrene foam insert is interposed between the ap-
pliance door and housing under the adhesive tape
to ensure safety during transport.
You should remove this transport safety packing.
Wipe off any possible adhesive tape residues with a
petroleum-based cleanser or similar solvent.
Commercial use
Should you use your home refrigerator commer-
cially or for purposes other than refrigeration, free-
zing, and deep frozen storage of food and drinks,
you must observe the legal requirements applicable
to your area.
The most suitable location is a dry, well ventilated
The ambient temperature has an effect on the
amount of current the refrigerating unit consumes.
The appliance should therefore:
— not not be placed in the direct sunlight or nextto a
radiator or the oven, and
— stand in a place where the ambient temperature
is in line with the climate category for which the
appliance is designed.
You will find the relevant data on the rating plate loc-
ated on the left inside the interior of the appliance.
The following are the possible climate categories:
Climate category Ambient temperature
: from... to ...
SN +1010 +32 °С
№ +1610 +32 °С
ST +1810 +38 °С
T +1810 +43 °С.
If there is no avoiding a position next to a source of
heat, the following are the minimum side-to-side
distances that must be observed: electric ovens:
3 em; oil or coal fired cookers: 30 cm. Otherwise it
will be necessary to fit a heat-insulating panel. If this
appliance is to be positioned alongside another
fridge or freezer, the distance between them must
be at least 5 cm for technical reasons connected
with ventilation and to avoid “sweating”.
The appliance must stand on a firm, horizontal sur-
face. Compensate for any unevenness in the floor
by screwing the adjustable feet inwards or out-
Your refrigerator needs air
Ensure that your refrigerator receives sufficient air
so that the heat generated at the rear wall of the ap-
pliance can be dissipated.
Air is supplied under the door and vented through
the free gap behind the storage area above. Never
obstruct these openings. .
If your refrigerator is built-in or surmounted by other
units, good ventilation is also to be ensured.
The air outlet openings into the free space must
each be at least 200 cm”.
The minimum distance between the upper edge of
your appliance and any surmounting furniture (e. g.
wall unit) should be 10 cm.
Rehingeing the door
Before connecting your refrigerator to the power
supply, you should check whether the door must be
rehinged from right (as delivered) to left, if this is re-
quired by installation site and operability.
Fig. 1
Incline refrigerator backwards.
To remove the door, loosen bearing pin (A).
Lift door off door bearing and remove downwards.
Place door aside and protect against damage.
Keep bearing pin (A) in a safe place.
Fig. 2
Change front feet (B) and lower door bearing (C) as
per sketch.
When fitting the door bearing, ensure that the
marked arrow (D) points outwards to the appliance
Fig. 3.1
Reverse the upper hinge bolt (E).
Fig. 3.2
Unscrew and swap round the door handle and
screw it in as shown in the sketch. Close the screw
holes with the press-in pins.
Fig. 3.3
Fit the refrigerator door into the upper hinge bolt
and screw the lower hinge bolt into the lower door
hinge from underneath, inserting a washer.
Reset appliance in upright position.
Aligning the door
Where necessary, the LH door upper edge on a door
hinged at the right or the RH door upper edge on a
door hinged at the left can be raised or lowered.
Fig. 4
Remove door (see “Rehingeing the door”).
Remove bearing bushing (F) from door below.
Twist as necessary to adjust and refit.
When fitting bearing bushing (A), raise LH upper
door edge.
When fitting bearing bushing (B), lower LH upper
door edge.
If door is mounted at left, proceed in reverse se-
Refit door (see “Rehingeing the door”).
Changing the freezer
compartment door
Figs. 5 to 8
Press bearing pin upwards with smail screwdriver
when door is closed (Fig. 5).
Open door slightly, lift off door bearing, and remove
downwards (Fig. 6).
Change over lower bearing (Fig. 7/A).
Place bearing pin (Fig. 8/B) and locking spring (Fig.
8/C) on opposite side.
The locking spring can be adjusted as necessary.
Mount freezer compartment door with bearing pin
above, press downwards, and press downwards
- bearing pin with screwdriver.
Upward or downward alignment of the freezer com-
partment door is possible through adjustment of the
lower bearing.
Decorating the appliance door
Figs. 9 and 10
The door front of your appliance can be visually
matched to surrounding kitchen units with a de-
corative trim of up to max. 4 mm thickness using a
decor frame retrofitting kit as a special accessory.
Decorative trim dimensions: 1202 x 533 mm.
To establish the dimensions of the decor panel, re-
check the dimensions of your appliance door to
make doubly sure.
To fit, please proceed as follows (Fig. 9):
1. Remove door {see “Rehingeing the door”).
2. Unscrew handle and hole seals of screwholes.
3. Locate frame strips (1), (2), (3), and (4) as well as
handie (5).
4. Mark pattern of holes as per sketch (Fig. 10),
arranging the pattern of holes in the front part of
the slot.
. Drill pattern of holes with 2.1 mm dia.
. Loosely arrange lower frame strip (3) and side
strips (2) and (4) with screws.
7. Slide in decorative trim from above.
8. Fix handle (5) with 2 screws (not forgetting
9. Stick double-sided adhesive tape (6) below up-
per frame strip (1).
10. Fix upper frame strip (1) with screws.
11. Press on strips and tighten screws.
12. Insert cover (7)
13. Refit door (see “Rehingeing the door”).
If a thin decorative trim is being fitted, it is recom-
mended to use-double-sided adhesive tape.
Electrical connection
Please ensure that the voltage and current indicated
on the rating plate agree with the voltage of your
electricity supply.
220/240 volts (i. e. 220/240 V AC).
If your appliance has been equipped with a mains
lead with a moulded-on type plug, you must comply
with the following regulations: The plug moulded on
to the cord incorporates a fuse. For replacement,
use a 13 amp BS 1362 fuse. Only ASTA approved or
certified fuses should be used. The fuse cover/ саг-
rier must be replaced in the event of changing the
fuse. The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/
carrier is lost. A replacement cover/carrier must be
obtained from an electrical goods retailer. If the
socket outlets in your home are not suitable for the
plug fitted to the appliance, then the plug must be
cut off appropriate one fitted. When fitting
the plug please note the following points: *
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accord-
ance with the following code:
Green and Yellow Earth
Blue Neutral
Brown Live
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, pro-
ceed as follows:
1. The wire which is coloured green and yellow
must be connected to the earth terminal in your
plug, which is marked with the letter E or by the
earth symbo! + or coloured green, or green and
2. The wire which is coloured brown must be con-
nected to the live terminal which is marked with
the letter L. or coloured red.
3. The wire which is coloured blue must be con-
nected to the neutral terminal which is marked
with the letter N or coloured black.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire
are securely retained in each terminal. Do not forget
to tighten the mains lead clamp on the plug.
Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure
that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240V AC
Fuserating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information.
The rating plate is inside, on the left. *
Before using for the first time
Like all new appliances, your refrigerator will smell
“ne”. For this reason, the interior of the refrigerator
and all accessories should be cleaned before use
(see also “Cleaning and care”).
Automatic refrigerator without
deep-frozen food storage
Starting up and temperature
Fig. 11
The temperature selector knob is located in the re-
frigerator compartment.
Setting “0” means: Off.
Rotation in direction “1”: Lighting on, refrigerating
unit on, the latter then operating automatically.
Setting “1” means:
highest refrigerating temperature, warmest setting.
Setting “7” means: |
lowest refrigerating temperature, coldest setting.
The ambient temperature, loading, and frequent
door opening affect the internal temperature. When
the setting is changed, the refrigerating unit does
not start immediately if defrosting is then in pro-
A high ambient temperature and too cold setting of
the temperature regulator, setting “67 or “7”, may
lead to continuous operation of the refrigerating
unit. Reset the temperature regulator to a warmer *
setting, “4” or “5”, so that the refrigerating unit is
controlled and the defrosting cycle is automatically
reintroduced. |
Automatic refrigerator with
deep-frozen food storage
Starting up and temperature
Fig. 12
The temperature selector knob is located in the re-
frigerator compartment.
Setting “0” means: Off.
Rotation in direction “1”: Lighting on, refrigerating
unit on, the latter then operating automatically.
Setting “1” means:
highest temperature, warmest setting.
Setting [** x] (end-stop) means:
lowest temperature, coldest setting.
a) During normal refrigeration without use of the
freezer compartment, you are recommended to
use setting “1”. If you require a lower tempera-
ture, use setting “2” or (x%).
b) When storing frozen food or freezing fresh food
yourself in the freezer compartment, use setting
“2” or the “[**x)” three-star range.
Example: At a low ambient temperature of
16 °C, you shouid select the “Gx” three-star
range setting, at a high ambient temperature of
25 °C, the setting between “2” and “G*x]”, and,
at an ambient temperature of 32 °C, the setting
“2”. On these settings, you can rest assured that
fresh food will be thoroughly frozen without it be-
ing too cold in the refrigerator compartment.
The ambient temperature, loading, and frequent
door opening affect the internal temperature. When
the setting is changed, the refrigerating unit does
not start immediately if defrosting is then in pro-
A high ambient temperature and too cold setting of
the temperature regulator may lead to continuous
operating of the refrigerating unit and a drop in the
refrigerator compartment temperature. Reset the
temperature regulator to a warmer setting so that
the refrigerating unit is controlled and the defrosting
cycle of the refrigerator compartment evaporator is
automatically re-introduced.
Correct storage
Figs. 13 and 14
Eggs, preserves
Butter, cheese
Meat, sausage, cooked meats
Dairy produce, margarine, preserves,
Ready meals, baked goods, preserves
Frozen food, icecream, ice-cubes
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For safety reasons (such as the risk of an explosion!)
containers containing inflammable gases, e.g.
aerosol cans or cigarette lighter refills, must never
be placed in the freezer or the refrigerator com-
Variable inner door
Depending on the type of food stored, the door
racks can be placed in other holders or removed.
Storage shelves / racks
adjustable for height
Storage racks or shelves made either of glass or of
plastic are included, depending on which version of
which model you have bought.
Fixing tongues for plastic
storage shelves”)
Before you arrange the plastic storage shelves at
the appropriate heights, the fixing tongues supplied
packed in a bag should be inserted in the four
mounting pockets provided for them on the under-
side of the storage shelf, as shown in the enclosed
sketch. The shelves will then lie gently but securely.
*) Not with all models
Adjusting the storage shelves /
Figs. 15 and 16
You must push one of these shelves into the lowest
set of guides, just above the containers for fruit and
vegetables, and it must stay in this position.
You can create exactly the storage space you need
by adjusting the height of the other storage shelves
or the storage racks in any way that suits the height
of the items being stored. To do this, please raise
the shelf at the back and puli it slightly forwards until
it can be swivelled upwards or downwards and
taken out (Fig. 15). To insert it in a different position,
please follow the same procedure in reverse.
If, on appliances without a freezer compartment, a
storage shelf is to be arranged directly under the
control and lighting combination on the top set of
guides, the storage shelf should first be inserted
obliquely on the right and then set in position on the
left (Fig. 16).
The storage racks can be set at an angle for the
storage of bottles which have already been opened.
To do this, pull the rack roughly halfway out of its
guides, tilt it slightly upwards, and push it in with the
front support bars one level higher.
Make sure that the bars on the rear side of the stor-
age rack always point upwards, so that the items
being stored do not lean against the rear wall of the
refrigerated space.
Adjusting the VARIO glass
storage shelves*) or the VARIO
storage racks”)
Fig. 17a/b
If, for instance, you wish to store bottles, jars, or
cans in the upright position, please place the front
half of the VARIO storage shelf at a different level or,
in the case of storage racks, the front half under-
neath the rear half.
This will give you the space you need to put tall
items on the shelf beneath.
*) Not with all models +
VARIO tray set
Your refrigerator is equipped with two differently
sized vegetable trays. Some models are also sup-
plied with half-trays. The half-trays can be indi-
vidually or vertically stacked or used as a closed
box. One half-tray can also be inserted in the RH
vegetable tray. This gives you the further option of
e. g. storing fruit and vegetables separately from
each other.
Freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food in the deep-frozen
food storage compartment
Before the freezer compartment is loaded with al-
ready frozen food for the first time, the optimum
storage temperature of -18 °C must have been at-
You can use the freezer compartment for freezing of
fresh food yourself. Please observe the following in-
structions to be sure of obtaining the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time
(max. 1.5 kg per 24 h}). The quality of the food is best
preserved when ist is frozen right through to the
core as quickly as possible.
Packed food to be frozen should be placed on the
floor of the freezer compartment directly on the re-
frigerating unit.
Take special care not to mix already frozen foods
with those not yet frozen (mimimum distance 4
Tightly close the deep-frozen food storage com-
partment door.
A few useful hints before you
start freezing
® Foodstuffs (with the exception of meat — see be-
low) must be fresh, mature, and of superior qual-
ity. Only thus will you obtain really high-quality
frozen food.
® Fruit and vegetables should be frozen as soon as
possible after harvesting. Only thus will the nut-
rients, structure, consistency, colour, and flavour
be retained.
® Meat/game must be hung sufficiently long be-
fore freezing.
e Always freeze foodstuffs cold or cooled.
® Foostuffs that have been defrosted or are start-
ing to defrost should be immediately consumed,
i.e. not refrozen, uniess you intend to process
the raw, defrosted food to make another dish.
When cooked, defrosted food can be refrozen.
e Observe the storage time of max. 3 months,
which should not be exceeded. When frozen
food is stored, the manufacturer’s storage time
instructions must be followed.
e Do not leave the doors of the freezer compart-
ment and refrigerator open unnecessarily long.
Avoid the following when stor-
ing and handling frozen food
With the exception of spirits and drinks containing a
higher percentage of alcohol, beverages in glass
bottles, particularly soft drinks containing carbon
dioxide, juices, beer, wine, etc., should not be
stored in the freezer. When the contents freeze, the
glass bottles will crack or even burst.
Never handle frozen food with wet hands. Your
hands could easily become frozen to the food.
Making ice-cubes
In the ice-tray, you can make ice-cubes in the
freezer compartment.
Fill the ice-tray three-quarters full with water, place it
in the freezer compartment, and allow it to freeze. If
the ice-tray sticks to the freezer compartment floor,
never use sharp or pointed objects to loosen it.
The ice-cubes can be loosed from the tray by twist-
ing or by briefly holding the tray under running wa-
ter. A
Fig. 18
Defrosting of the evaporator on the rear wali of the
refrigerator compartment occurs automatically. The
water evaporates automatically. Frost deposited in
the deep-frozen food storage compartment can be
removed from time to time with a plastic scraper —
never with a knife or other sharp or pointed ob-
The deep-frozen food storage compartment need
not be defrosted very frequently. To do this, unplug
the appliance (or otherwise disconnect it, e. g. by
removing the fuse), and leave the doors ajar.
During defrosting, wrap the frozen food in several
layers of newspaper and store in a cool place.
Never use any additional heat sources (electrical
heating or warming appliances) for defrosting.
You will otherwise place yourself at risk of a serious
accident and also your refrigerator at risk of failure.
Before defrosting, pull the upper storage area
slightly forwards and place a bowl underneath to
catch the thaw water (Fig. 18).
When the layer of frost has melted, wipe the sur-
faces well dry.
Cleaning and care
Fig. 19
During cleaning, the appliance must basically not
be connected to the mains supply (pull out mains
plug or remove fuse).
For safety reasons, this appliance must never be
cleaned with steam-cleaning equipment. Moisture
could find its way into the electronic components,
and steam could cause damage to the piastic
Make sure that the drain opening of the drip gutter in
the rear wall is always free. If it becomes choked, the
thaw water cannot drain and automatically evap-
orate, so that it runs down to the lowest storage
level or under the fruit and vegetable tray. If the wa-
ter drain opening becomes choked, it is to be
cleaned with the aid of a wire (Fig. 19).
Some organic solvents as well as essential oils (e. g.
juice from lemon and orange peel, butyric acid) at-
tack the plastic parts. Do not forget that, even in the
refrigerator, food stored too long may spoil. To pre-
vent any odours from forming, the contents should
therefore be checked from time to time (including
accessories) and thoroughly cleaned with luke-
warm water to which a mild detergent can be ad-
ded. Finally, wash with clean water and wipe dry.
After cleaning, reconnect your appliance to the
power supply (see section on starting up.)
When not in use
If your refrigerator is to remain unused for any length
of time, it must be disconnected (unplugged) from
the electricity supply {defrost automatic refrigerator
with “(xx)” freezer compartment). It should then
be cleaned thoroughly and the appliance doors left
ajar to prevent any odours from forming.
Faults and servicing
In order to keep your appliance in perfectly safe
condition, you should arrange for repairs, par-
ticularly to the “live” parts, to be carried out only
by qualified electricians.
In the event of a break-down you should therefore
contact your electrical dealer or our Customer Ser-
vice Centre.
Before calling the Service Centre, please check |
whether there is power in the mains socket (e. g. by
plugging a lamp in). Your local electrician will repair
any defects in the mains supply.
If the defect lies in the appliance, please inform the
nearest Service Centre. In order to avoid unneces-
sary travel or expense, please state:
— Model description
— E-number
— F-numberof your appliance.
You will find these data on the rating plate on the left
inside your appliance. We recommend that you en-
ter them here:
— Model description .….......….....……ecrerseenseeresssencens
— [email protected] cee rece
— [email protected] ….......…....crrcrnseranecnaecsececres encens rence
Please note: We have to make a charge if our
Customer Service technician is called in for no
adequate reason, even if the guarantee has not
yet expired.
Minor repairs you can carry out
— Interior lighting
If the bulb is defective, you can easily change this
yourself. To do this, unplug the appliance (or oth-
erwise disconnect it, e.g. by removing the fuse).
The bulb can be reached from the rear of the
cover. Use only a 15 W spare bulb.
— Spare parts
Spare parts can be ordered from the service cen-
tre. You can fit them yourself without any special
skill or training.
For example
— Butter and cheese compartment
Door racks and bottle compartment
— Egg holders
— Fruitand vegetable trays
— Storage racks
— Freezer compartment door
Hints on proper use
Store your food, depending on type and sensitivity,
in the appropriate refrigerating zones. This will en-
able you to achieve an optimum storage duration
(see diagram under “Correct storage”). Ensure
good packaging and coverage of food intended for
storage in the refrigerator to retain flavour, colour,
moisture, and freshness. |
Clean the refrigerating space regularly to ensure hy-
gienic storage of food and to prevent undesirable
odours form forming.
Note the storage duration of frozen food in the
freezer compartment to avoid quality impairment.
Never place hot food in the refrigerating space or
freezer compartment for cooling.
Hints on energy-saving
One or-two additional hints on energy-saving are
given below:
— Do not install your refrigerator next to a radiator,
oven, or in direct sunlight, since, through high
ambient temperature, the temperature regulator
switches on the refrigerating unit more frequently
and for longer.
— Do not place any hot food in the refrigerator ~ first
allow the food to cool to room temperature. .
— Do not open the doors unnecessarily and close
them again as quickly as possible.
— Check the storage temperature in the freezer
compartment with a thermometer.
— Set the most energy-saving storage temperature
for both refrigerated and frozen food.
— Ensure good ventilation.
AEG Hausgerate GmbH
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