De Dietrich SA3050E Owner Manual

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SA 3050 E

Service Consommateurs Brandt

BP 9526


Tel : +33 (0) 892 02 88 01*

*0,34 Eur TTC / min à partir d'un poste fixe

Tarif en vigueur au 1 avril 2004

Service fourni par

Brandt Customer Services société par actions simplifiée au capital de 2.500.000 euros

5/7 avenue des Béthunes, 95310 Saint Ouen l'Aumône

RCS Pontoise 440 303 303

Brandt Appliances - S. A. S. au capital de 10 000 000 Euros - RCS Nanterre B 440 302 347

2222 323-61





It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new owner can be acquainted with the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.

If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock

(latch) on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a death-trap for a child.

These warnings are provided in the interest of safety. You must read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.

General Safety

• This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls or play with the product.

• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in any way.

• Before any cleaning or maintenance work is carried out, be sure to switch off and unplug the appliance.

• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it

• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.

• Take utmost care when handling your appliance so as not to cause any damages to the cooling unit with consequent possible fluid leakages.

• The appliance must not be located close to radiators or gas cookers.

• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.

• There must be adequate ventilation round the back of the appliance and any damage to the refrigerant circuit must be avoided.

• For freezers only (except built-in models): an ideal location is the cellar or basement.

• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances.


• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person

• This product should be serviced by an authorized

Service Centre, 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 more serious malfunctioning. Refer to your local

Service Centre, and always insist on genuine spare parts.

• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.


• The domestic refrigerators and freezers are designed to be used specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.

• Best performance is obtained with ambient temperature between +18°C and +43°C (class T);

+18°C and +38°C (class ST); +16°C and +32°C

(class N); +10°C and +32°C (class SN). The class of your appliance is shown on its rating plate.

Warning: when the ambient temperature is not included within the range indicated for the class of this appliance, the following instructions must be observed: when the ambient temperature drops below the minimum level, the storage temperature in the freezer compartment cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is advisable to use the food stored as soon as possible.

• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has been thawed out.

• Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.

• The inner lining of the appliance consists of channels through which the refrigerant passes. If these should be punctured this would damage the appliance beyond repair and cause food loss. DO

NOT USE SHARP INSTRUMENTS to scrape off frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using a plastic scraper. Under no circumstances should solid ice be forced off the liner. Solid ice should be allowed to thaw when defrosting the appliance.


• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer as it creates pressure on the container, which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage to 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. Never use metal objects for cleaning your appliance as it may get damaged.


• During normal operation, the condenser and compressor at the back of the appliance heat up considerably. For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as shown in the instructions.

Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of obstruction.

• Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply cable.


if the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord or assembly available from the manufacturer or its service agent.

• If the appliance is transported horizontally, it is possible that the oil contained in the compressor flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is advisable to wait at least two hours before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.

• There are working parts in this product which heat up. Always ensure that there is adequate ventilation as a failure to do this will result in component failure and possible food loss. See installation instructions.

• Parts which heat up should not be exposed.

Wherever possible the back of the product should be against a wall.

Environment Protection

This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat exchanger. Information on your local disposal sites may be obtained from municipal authorities. The materials used on this appliance marked by the symbol are recyclable.



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- Cleaning the interior - Operation - Temperature regulation - Fresh food refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33


- Food protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34


- Freezing fresh food - Storage of frozen food - Thawing - Ice-cube production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35


- Movable shelves - Positioning the door shelves - Removable drawer - Freezing calendar . . . . . . . . . . . .36


- Hints for refrigeration - Hints for freezing - Hints for storage of frozen food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37


- Periods of no operation - Periodic cleaning - Interior light - Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

Customer service and spare parts


Technical information - Installation

- Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39


- Shelf-holders - Electrical connection - Door Reversibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40


- Building-in instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41


- Reversibility of the freezer door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44



Cleaning the interior

Before using the appliance for the first time, wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical smell of a brand-new product, then dry thoroughly.

Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.


Insert the plug into the wall socket.

Open the refrigerator door and turn the thermostat knob, clockwise, beyond the «O» (STOP) position.

The appliance will start to operate. To stop operation, simply turn the thermostat knob to position «O»

Temperature regulation

The temperature is automatically regulated and can be increased to achieve a higher temperature

(warmer) by rotating the thermostat knob toward lower settings or reduced (colder) rotating the knob towards higher settings.

However, the exact setting should be chosen keeping in mind that the temperature inside the refrigerator depends on:

• room temperature;

• how often the door is opened;

• the quantity of food stored;

• location of appliance.

A medium setting is generally the most suitable.


If the ambient temperature is high or the appliance is fully loaded, and the appliance is set to the lowest temperatures, it may run continuously causing frost to form on the rear wall. In this case the dial must be set to a higher temperature to allow automatic defrosting and therefore reduced energy consumption.

Fresh food refrigeration

To obtain the best performance:

• do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator;

• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong flavour.

• Position food so that air can circulate freely round it.



Explanation of the cold zone signs

The symbol shown here on the left indicates the coldest point inside your refrigerator.

Coldest area:

below or equal to +4°C

Meat, poultry, fish, cold cuts, ready-to-eat meals, mixed salads, egg or cream based mixes and cakes, fresh pasta, cake mixes, pizzas/quiches, fresh foods and fresh-milk cheeses, vegetables ready to be used and packed in plastic bags and all other fresh foods whose expiry date is associated with a preservation temperature below or equal to +4°C.

Temperatur indicator

Thermostat must be adjusted Right Temperature

With the temperature indicator you can keep a check that your refrigerator is working properly.

The indicator shows the "OK" symbol when the coldest area reaches a temperature that is below or equal to


If the temperature is higher than 4°C the indicator is black so you must adjust the thermostat to make the temperature drop.

ATTENTION: Keeping the refrigerator door open for a long time will cause the internal temperature to rise. To measure the temperature correctly, it should be read on the indicator within 30 seconds.


Freezing fresh food

The 4-star compartment is suitable for long term storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing fresh food.

To freeze fresh foods it is not necessary to move the thermostat knob from the normal setting. However, for a faster freezing operation, turn the termostat knob to the coldest setting; but remember that, in this condition, the refrigerator compartment temperature might drop below 0°C. If this oocurs reset the thermostat knob to a warmer setting.

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 for at least two hours on the coldest setting, then turn the thermostat knob to the normal operating position.


If there is a power failure when food is in the freezer, do not open the door of the freezer compartment. The frozen food will not be affected if the power cut is of short duration (up to 6-8 hours) and the freezer compartment is full, otherwise, it is recommended that the food should be used within a short time (a temperature increase of the frozen food shortens its safe storage period).


Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.

Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will take longer.

Ice-cube production

This appliance is equipped with one or more trays for the production of ice-cubes. Fill these trays with water, then put them in the freezer compartment.

Do not use metallic instruments to remove the trays from the freezer.


Movable shelves

The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a series of runners so that the shelves can be positioned as desired.


Positioning the door shelves

To permit storage of food packages of various sizes, the door shelves can be placed at different heights.

To make these adjustments proceed as follows:

Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the arrows until it comes free, then reposition as required.

Removable drawer

Fruit, vegetables and bottles should be placed in the special bottom drawer provided (see the diagram).


Freezing Calendar

The symbols show different types of frozen goods.

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 pre-treating before freezing.



Hints for refrigeration

Useful hints:

Meat (all types):

wrap in polythene 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(s) provided.

Butter and cheese:

these should be placed in special airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude as much air as possible.

Milk bottles:

these should have a cap and should be stored in the bottle rack on the door.

Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.

Hints for freezing

To help you make the most of the freezing process, here are some important hints:

• the maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;

• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during this period;

• only freeze 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 required;

• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages are airtight;

• 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;

• do not put carbonated liquids (fizzy drinks, etc.) in the freezer compartment as they may burst.

Hints for storage of frozen food

To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:

• make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;

• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer in the shortest possible time;

• not open the door 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.



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.

Periodic cleaning

Clean the inside with warm water and bicarbonate of soda. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a brush or a vacuum cleaner. This operstion will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.

Periods of non-operation

When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions: remove the plug from the wall socket; remove all food; defrost and clean the interior and all accessories; leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate to prevent unpleasant smells.

Interior light

The light bulb inside the refrigerator compartment can be reached as follows:

- unscrew the light cover securing screw.

- unhook the moving part as shown in the figure.

If the light does not come on when the door is open, check that it is screwed into place properly. If it still does not light up, change the bulb. The rating is shown on the light bulb cover.



Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of the refrigerator compartment every time the motor compressor stops, during normal use. 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.

Use the special cleaner provided, which you will find already inserted into the drain hole.



The freezer compartment, however, will become progressively covered with frost. This should be removed with a plastic scraper , whenever the thickness of the frost exceeds 4 mm. During this operation it is not necessary to switch off the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.

However, when the ice becomes very thick on the inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out and it is advisable to carry out this operation when the appliance is empty.

To carry out complete defrosting of the freezer compartment proceed as follows:

1. pull out the plug from the wall socket or turn the thermostat knob to the «O» setting;

2. remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place;

3. leave the door open;

4. when defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly;

5. turn the thermostat knob back to the required setting or replace the plug in the power socket.

After letting the appliance run for at least half an hour, replace the previously removed food into the compartment.


Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from the evaporator as you could damage it.

Do not use a maechanical 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.


If the appliance is not functioning properly, check that:

• the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains power switch is on;

• there is an electricity supply (find out by plugging in another appliance);

• the thermostat knob is in the correct position.

• If there are water drops on the bottom of the cabinet, check that the defrost water drain opening is not obstructed (see “Defrosting” section).

• If your appliance is still not working properly after making the above checks, contact the nearest 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 on the guarantee certificate or on the rating plate located inside the appliance, on the bottom left-hand side.


The technical infomation are situated in the rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance .



The appliance should be installed well away from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight etc.


It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be easily accessible after installation.


Shelf holders

Your appliance is equipped with shelf retainers that make it possible to secure the shelves during transportation.

To remove them proceed as follows:

Raise the shelf from the back, push it in the direction of the arrow until it is freed and remove the retainers.



Electrical connection

Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and frequency shown on the serial number plate correspond to your domestic power supply. Voltage can vary by ±6% of the rated voltage.

For operation with different voltages, a suitably sized auto-transformer must be used.

The appliance must be earthed.

The power supply cable plug is provided with a contact for this purpose.

If the domestic power supply socket is not earthed, connect the appliance to a separate earth in compliance with current regulations, consulting a specialist technician.

The Manufacturer declines all responsibility if the above safety precautions are not observed.

Door reversibility

The appliance’s door has been locked in position for transport by means of pins on both sides.According

to the door opening direction, remove relevant pins at the top and at the bottom.

This appliance complies with the following

E.E.C. Directives:

- 87/308 EEC

of 2/6/87 relative to radio interference suppression.

- 73/23 EEC

of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and subsequent modifications;

- 89/336 EEC

of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic

Compatibility Directive) and subsequent modifications.

Door Reversibility

The appliance is supplied with the door opening to the right.

For door opening in the opposite direction, perform the following actions prior to installation

1. Unscrew the upper pin and remove the spacer

2. Remove the door.

3. Unscrew the lower pin and remove the spacer; replace them on the opposite side.

4. Reinsert the door and screw the pin and the spacer back in place on the opposite side.


Building-in instructions

Dimensions of housing

Height (1) 1780 mm

Depth (2) 550 mm

Width (3) 560 mm

For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as shown in Fig.

Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of obstruction.

It is necessary that the niche is provided with a conduct of ventilation having the following dimensions:

Depth 50 mm

Width 540 mm

50 mm min.

200 cm 2





2 1

PR01 min.

200 cm


Ø 2,5

Drill the unit using a Ø 2.5 mm drill (10 mm max.


Fix the square fitting to the appliance.



Fit the appliance in the niche by making sure that it stands against the interior surface of the unit on the side where the door hinges of the appliances are fitted. Insert the appliance until the upper strip butts up against the unit (1) and make sure that the lower hinge is in line with the surface of the unit (2).





Fasten the appliance with 4 screws provided in the kit included with the appliance.

(I = short) (P = long)



Apply the sealing strip pushing it between the refrigerator and the adjacent cabinet.

Apply covers (C-D) on joint cover lugs and into hinge holes.

Snap vent grille (B) and hinge cover (E) into position.

Separate parts Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd as shown in the figure.

Place guide (Ha) on the inside part of the furniture door, up and down as shown in the figure and mark the position of external holes. After having drilled holes, fix the guide with the screws supplied.








PR266 ca. 50 mm

90° ca. 50 mm


21 mm

21 mm





Fix cover (Hc) on guide (Ha) until it clips into place





Open the appliance door and the furniture door at

90°. Insert the small square (Hb) into guide (Ha).

Put together the appliance door and the furniture door and mark the holes as indicated in the figure.

Remove the squares and drill holes with ø 2 mm at 8 mm from the outer edge of the door. Place the small square on the guide again and fix it with the screws supplied.

Should the lining up of the furniture door be necessary, use the clearance of slots.

At the end of operations, it is necessary to check if the door of the furniture closes properly.






Fix cover (Hd) on guide (Hb) until it clips into place.




After having reversed the opening direction of the doors check that all the screws are properly tightened and that the magnetic seal adheres to the cabinet. If the ambient temperature is cold

(i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit perfectly to the cabinet. In that case, wait for the natural fitting of the gasket or accelerate this process by heating up the part involved with a normal hairdrier.


Reversibility of the freezer door




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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is the purpose of the coldest area in the refrigerator?
The coldest area, at or below +4°C, is ideal for storing meat, poultry, fish, cold cuts, ready-to-eat meals, mixed salads, egg or cream-based mixes and cakes, fresh pasta, cake mixes, pizzas/quiches, fresh foods and fresh-milk cheeses, vegetables ready to be used and packed in plastic bags, and all other highly perishable foods.
How can I prevent frost from forming on the rear wall of the refrigerator?
If the ambient temperature is high, the appliance is fully loaded, and the thermostat is set to the lowest temperatures, the appliance may run continuously, causing frost to form. To prevent this, adjust the thermostat to a higher temperature, allowing for automatic defrosting and reduced energy consumption.
What types of food should be stored in the coldest area of the refrigerator?
The coldest area of the refrigerator, at or below +4°C, is suitable for storing meat, poultry, fish, cold cuts, ready-to-eat meals, mixed salads, egg or cream-based mixes and cakes, fresh pasta, cake mixes, pizzas/quiches, fresh foods and fresh-milk cheeses, vegetables ready to be used and packed in plastic bags, and all other highly perishable foods.
How do I clean the interior of the refrigerator?
To clean the interior of the refrigerator, use lukewarm water and some neutral soap, avoiding detergents or abrasive powders which can damage the finish. Ensure the interior is thoroughly dried after cleaning.