AEG Santo 3092 i No Frost, Santo 3092 No Frost User manual

AEG Santo 3092 i No Frost, Santo 3092 No Frost User manual
Intergrating Fridge Freezer
Operating Instructions
illustration pages (please unfold)
General instructions
Rehingeing the door
Installing, aligning, and fixing
Connecting the door
Starting up and temperature regulation
Correct storage
Freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food
Making ice-cubes
Fully automatic defrosting
Cleaning and care
Faults and servicing
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If the fridge-freezer you have purchased is replacing
an older refrigerator or freezer still fitted with a snap
catch or lock, you should render this lock unservice-
able before throwing the appliance away or putting it
out for environment-friendly refuse collection. In this
way you can prevent children locking themselves in
when playing and thus endangering their lives.
Please make sure that the pipelines of your fridge-
freezer are not damaged before collection for envi-
ronment-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:
sPE¢ for polyethylene e.g. as used in the outer wrap-
ping and bags inside
:PS« for polystyrene foam e.g. as used in the pack-
ing; 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 fridge-freezer
which has been produced according to the stan-
dards applicable to these appliances.
During manufacture, the necessary measures have
been taken as required by the Appliance Safety Act
(GSG), the Accident Prevention Regulations for
Refrigerating Installations (VBG 20), and the Specifi-
cations of the Institute of German Electrical Engi-
neers (VDE).
The refrigeration circuit has been checked for leak-
age. The appliance is radio-interference suppressed
in accordance with EEC Directive 82/499/EEC as
well as with the Standard relating to the Retroactive
Effect of the Mains Supply EN 60 555 Parts 1-3/DIN
VDE 0838 Parts 1-3, June 1987.
Before starting up, we recommend you to read
the following Operating Instructions, since only by
doing so can you benefit from all the advantages
offered by your fridge-freezer. Please unfold the
illustration pages on the cover to enable you to com-
pare the text and pictures alongside.
Removing the adhesive tapes
The doors are secured to the housing with adhesive
tapes. Remove any adhesive tape residues with a
suitable petroleum-based cleansing agent.
Commercial use
Should you use your home fridge-freezer commer-
cially or for purposes other than refrigeration, freez-
ing, and deep frozen storage of food and drinks, you
must observe the legal requirements applicable to
your area.
Choice of position
The refrigerating unit needs a good supply of air and
proper ventilation in order to function properly.
Please make sure that the air-vents in the plinth
underneath the kitchen cabinet and the air-shafts
behind it are not covered over or blocked.
Ambient temperature has an effect on the power
consumption of the unit. The appliance should there-
- not stand in the direct sunshine, or close to a radi-
ator or cooker
— stand in a position where the ambient temperature
corresponds with the climate category for which
the appliance is designed.
You will find data on this on the rating plate, which is
on the lower left inside the refrigerator compartment.
It will consist of one of the following:
Climate category Ambient temperature
from ... to ...
SN +10 to +32 °C
N +16 to +32 °C
ST +18 to +38 °C
T +18 to +43 °C.
Appliance and installation
Fig. 1
200 cm? air outlet
200 cm? air inlet
Split kitchen unit door
Depth overall
Height overall
Your fridge-freezer needs air
The refrigerating unit does not require any mainte-
nance. All it needs is proper ventilation. Air intake
takes place through the base of the upright kitchen
Provision for air outlet must be made at the top
behind the upright kitchen unit. In such a unit, a clear
air inlet and outlet cross-section of at least 200 cm?
must be provided in the base and towards the room
Ensure that these openings are not obstructed by
base panels, etc.!
Before using for the first time
In common with all new appliances, your fridge-
freezer will smell “new”. For this reason, the interior
of the fridge-freezer and all accessories should be
cleaned before use (see also “Cleaning and care”).
Electrical connection
Please ensure that the voltage and current indicated
on the rating plate agrees with the voltage of your
electricity supply.
220/240 volts ~ (i. e. 220/240 V AC).
The rating plate is located inside the appliance at the
level of the LH fruit and vegetable drawer.
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/
carrier 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 and an appropriate one fitted. When fitting the
plug please note the following points:
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accor-
dance 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 piug, 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 symbol + 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 biue 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 shock hazard. Ensure that the
cut off plug is disposed of safely.
Voltage 220/240 V AC
Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information.
In order to disconnect the appliance pull out the
mains plug. Should your appliance be connected to
the mains supply through a fixed wiring connection,
it must be isolated from the mains supply by devices
in the fixed wiring (fuses, line protection switches,
spurious current protection switches, or the like hav-
ing a contact opening width of > 3 mm).
Protective contact plug socket
if the plug socket is arranged above the upright
kitchen unit, the appliance can be de-energized by
pulling out the plug e. g. during cleaning.
Preparing the upright kitchen unit
Fig. 2
Before installing the upright furniture unit, the back
panel must be removed where fitted as a transport
safety device. .
To ensure satisfactory operation and sealing of the
appliance, the upright kitchen unit with its intermedi-
ate panels must be exactly at right-angles in ali direc-
tions and must be aligned vertically.
The doors of the upright kitchen unit should be
aligned before the appliance is installed, and the
hinge screws should be tightened.
The distance between the kitchen unit door and unit
sides should be 1 mm.
Rehingeing the door
Figs. 3, 4, and 5
During transport, the doors are secured with bolts.
Unscrew the LH upper and lower bolts with a screw-
driver (Fig. 3). Both doors can now be opened to the
If the doors are to be opened to the left to ensure
better operation, you should also unscrew the bolts
on the RH side and unhinge the upper door
Unscrew the central door pivot and fit it on the left
(Fig. 4).
Remount the upper door and screw in the upper bolt
on the LH side (Fig. 5). Unscrew the lower bolt on
the RH side and screw it in on the LH side. Both
doors can now be opened to the left.
Installing, aligning, and fixing
Figs. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Insert the fridge-freezer in the recess of the upright
Kitchen unit until the upper limit strip (A) bears
against the unit ceiling or intermediate panel and the
lower door pivot (B) (Fig. 6) closes flush with the unit
floor at the front.
If a gap remains owing to a greater recess height
between the limit strip above and unit ceiling, this
can be closed by insertion of the supplied profile
sealing strip (C) (Fig. 7).
Slide and align a fridge-freezer with doors hinged on
the right until it bears against the LH side (Fig. 8) and
a fridge-freezer with doors hinged on the left until it
bears against the RH side.
Screw in mounting screws (D) above and below.
Insert ventilation grille (E).
Cut supplied the sealing strip (F) (Fig. 9) to length
and press in between the appliance and kitchen unit
side wall.
Seal mounting and hinge holes with supplied plugs
(G) (Fig. 10).
Connecting the door
Figs. 11, 12, and 13
Mounting positions for slide pieces (H) (Fig. 11)
should be marked on the appliance doors.
Drillholes of 2.7 mm dia. should be drilled and the
slide pieces screwed on, 2 per door. Open kitchen
unit and appliance doors 90° (Fig. 12). Place guide
pieces (K) on slide pieces (H), prepunch mounting
drillholes 26-30 mm away from the kitchen unit door
edge depending on the furniture sidewall thickness,
and screw on guide pieces (Fig. 13).
Check closing function of doors, and re-adjust slide
pieces (H) and guide pieces (K) as necessary.
Side fixing
Fig. 14
Fixing angles (M) (Fig. 14) are arranged on the front
LH and RH parts of the central crosspiece of the
Loosen the mounting screws, screw the angles on
the kitchen unit side walls, align the kitchen unit side
walls, and retighten the screws on the appliance.
Insert covers (N) on angles.
Starting up and temperature
Fig. 15
Insert the plug of your fridge-freezer in a plug socket
with protective earth contact wired as prescribed.
The knob for temperature selection is located in the
upper RH part of the refrigerator compartment (A)
(Fig. 15).
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 “7” means: Lowest temperature, coldest
The internal temperature is strongly affected by the
ambient temperature, loading, and frequent door-
opening. If the setting is changed, the refrigerating
unit of your fridge-freezer does not start immediately
if automatic defrosting is in progress.
When starting your fridge-freezer for the first time,
we recommend selection of setting “7” = lowest tem-
perature, coldest setting for 3-4 hours.
The necessary refrigerator and freezer compart-
ment temperatures are then rapidly attained. After
3-4 hours, you can set back the knob to a medium
setting between 2 and 4.
Setting when the room
temperature is below 16 °C
Fig. 15
In the cold season in unheated rooms, the switch (B)
(Fig. 15) should be switched on. The red pilot lamp
in the switch comes on.
Through engagement of a low heating capacity of
8 W in the refrigerator compartment, it is ensured
that, at a low room temperature, the running time of
the refrigerating unit is prolonged and the storage
temperature of —18 °C is attained in the freezer com-
At a room temperature above 16 °C, the switch (B)
should be switched off again (red light goes out),
since this causes higher power consumption.
important note!
High room/ambient temperatures, coldest tem-
perature selector setting, and high refrigerator com-
partment loading may cause continuous operation of
the refrigerating unit and frosting of the refrigerator
compartment rear wall.
Set the temperature selector to the warmest setting
(setting 4 or 5) to start the automatic defrosting
sequence in the refrigerator compartment.
Correct storage
Butter, cheese
Drinks, preserves
Pastries, convenience foods, dairy produce
Meat, salami, and fish
Fruit and vegetables
Storage compartments for frozen food and
Compartment for freezing fresh food and
storage compartment for frozen food
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Adjusting the storage racks
Fig. 17a
The shelves are made of glass or plastic, or take the
form of wire trays, according to the model and fea-
ture you have ordered.
Please make sure you insert one storage shelf into
the lowest guide above the fruit and vegetable sec-
tion. It must always remain in this position.
To ensure individual space utilization, the other sta-
ble storage shelves or racks are to be arranged
repeatedly depending on refrigerated food height.
For this purpose, pull the storage shelf/rack slightly
forwards until it can be swivelled downwards or
upwards and removed (Fig. 17a). To insert the
shelf/rack at a different level, please proceed in the
reverse sequence.
VARIO glass shelf
Fig. 17b
It, for instance, you wish to store bottles, cans, or
jars in the upright position, please move the front half
of the VARIO glass shelf (if fitted) to a different level,
or in the case of wire-tray shelves slide the front half
in under the rear half. You will thus gain the neces-
sary space to store tall items on the shelf below.
Adjusting the upper door rack
Fig. 18
Depending on the food stored, the upper door racks
can be changed to other holders or removed. Take
out the refrigerated food, press the door racks diag-
onally upwards at their edges, reposition them, and
press them back into place.
Freezing fresh food and storing
frozen food
You can use the freezer compartment of your fridge-
freezer combination for freezing of fresh food your-
Before filling the fridge-freezer for the first time with
frozen food (deep-frozen food), an inside tempera-
ture of ~18 °C must have been attained. We recom-
mend you to place a commercially available ther-
mometer with a measurement range of +40 °C/
-40 °C in the central storage basket or on the frozen
food. Thermometers are also obtainable from the
service centre under Order No. 675 113 738. If you
want to freeze fresh food yourself, please observe
the following instructions to be sure of obtaining the
best results.
Freeze only sound fresh food. Do not freeze too
large a quantity at any one time. The quality of the
food is best preserved when itis frozen right through
to the core as quickly as possible. The freezing
capacity of 4 kg in 24 hours indicated on the rating
plate should not be exceeded.
If you want to freeze fresh food on several consecu-
tive days, this should be limited to 2-3 kg per day. if
you want to utilize the maximum freezing capacity,
set the knob (Fig. 15) to setting “7”. For smaller
quantities of up to 2kg, the knob need not be
Place the packaged food to be frozen in the lower
storage compartment (9) (Fig. 16). if there is insuffi-
cient space, the remaining amount can be placed in
the central compartment.
Take special care not to mix already frozen foods
with those not yet frozen.
After around 24 hours (earlier for smaller quantities),
set back the knob of the temperature selector to the
normal setting (between 2 and 4). After freezing, you
can place the frozen food at the appropriate freezing
if further food is to be frozen, you must restack the
frozen food in the storage compartments (8)
(Fig. 16) to obtain free freezing space.
Note for test centres:
Stacking diagrams for determination of freezing
capacity and warm-up time can be requested direct
from the manufacturer.
Fill the ice-tray % full with cold water, place it in stor-
age compartments (8) or (9), and allow it to freeze.
The ice-cubes can be easily loosened by twisting the
ice-tray or by holding it for a short time under running
water. To ensure that you always have stocks avail-
able, the ice-cubes can be stored in the ice-box in the
freezer compartment.
Storing frozen food in the
freezer compartment and the
do’s and don’ts of
storing frozen food
Once the freezing process is completed, deep-
frozen storage takes place in the temperature range
below -18 °C.
For storage of already frozen food, it is imperative to
note the storage time specified by the manufacturer
on the packaging. Make sure that only packaged
food is stored in the freezer, since unpackaged food
will soon dry out when exposed to the extreme cold.
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 deep-frozen food with wet hands.
Your hands could easily become frozen to the
Never use the freezer as a means of cooling hot
meals, since this causes heavy frost formation inside
and an increase in electricity consumption.
Frozen food symbols
Fig. 19
Wherever possible, separate the frozen food in the
compartments and place the supplied rider opposite
the food type symbol concerned. This will give you a
better overall view of the food stored, will enable you
to avoid excessive door opening, and will save you
power. The figures beside the symbols indicate the
maximum storage time in months altogether for sev-
eral types of frozen food.
Taking out the drawers
Fig. 20
The screened storage baskets have an antitilt fea-
ture and are retained in their end position. This
assures safe and convenient insertion and removal
of frozen food.
To remove the storage baskets, withdraw them as
far as their catch, tilt them upwards, and pull them
out forwards.
Opening the freezer
compartment door -
hint on magnetic door seal
After opening and closing the door of the freezer
compartment whilst the latter is in operation, you will
not immediately be able to open the door again,
since a vacuum will have developed inside, keeping
the door closed until the pressures inside and out-
side the door have equalized. After a few minutes,
you can easily re-open the door.
Fully automatic defrosting in
refrigerator compartment
Fig. 21
The integrated evaporator on the rear wall of the
refrigerator compartment is defrosted fully automati-
cally, always when the refrigerating unit is not run-
ning. The thaw water thus produced automatically
evaporates outside the refrigerator compartment.
This automatic system thus saves you laborious
Make sure that the drain opening in the appliance
rear wall (Fig. 21) is always free and that the thaw
water produced can drain unimpeded.
NO-FROST refrigerating system
in the freezer compartment
and fully automatic defrosting
The evaporator responsible for low-temperature
control is invisibly located behind the freezer com-
partment. A fan arranged in the evaporator region
supplies the cooled, dry air into the freezer compart-
ment and extracts the heat from the stored food. Air
moisture is deposited as frost on the invisible evapo-
rator, thus eliminating any visible frost formation in
the freezer compartment or on the frozen food. A
uniform temperature distribution system by return-
air refrigeration and dry refrigerated air assure opti-
mum storage conditions for your frozen food.
At periodic intervals of around 8 hours — always after
prior running of the refrigerating unit — the evapora-
tor is fully automatically defrosted, the produced
thaw water automatically evaporating outside the
freezer compartment.
During the 30-minute defrosting phase, the fan is
automatically switched off.
Cleaning and care
Your fridge-freezer should be cleaned at regular
intervals. This should preferably occur when the
appliance is empty or partly loaded. Ail food pack-
ages remaining in the freezer compartment,
hermetically packed if possible, should then be
wrapped in several layers of newspaper and stored
in a cool place (e. g. cellar).
To clean, take all storage baskets out of the freezer
During cleaning, the appliance must basically not be
connected to the mains supply (pull out mains plug
or remove fuse).
Make sure that the drain opening of the drip gutter in
the rear wall of the refrigerator compartment
(Fig. 21) is always free. If the water drain opening
becomes choked, it is to be cleaned with the aid of a
wire. Some organic solvents as well as essential oils
(e. g. juice from lemon and orange peel, butyric acid)
attack the plastic parts.
Do not forget that, even in the refrigerator, food
stored too long may spoil. To prevent any odours
from forming, the contents should therefore be
checked from time to time (including accessories)
and thoroughly cleaned with lukewarm water to
which a mild, non-abrasive cleaning agent containing
no acetic acid can be added. Finally, wash with clean
water and wipe dry. After cleaning of the refrigerator
compartment, promptly reconnect the appliance to
the power supply (see section on Starting up).
At least once a year, you should thoroughly clean the
heat-emitting condenser (heat exchanger), the metal
grille on the rear wall of your appliance.
When not in use
If your fridge-freezer is to remain unused for any
length of time, it must be disconnected (unplugged)
from the electricity supply.
The appliance should then be cleaned thoroughly
and the appliance doors left ajar to prevent any
odours from forming.
Internal lighting
Fig. 22
Light bulb data: 220 V, 10 W
E 14 socket (never insert a bulb of more than
10 W).
To change the light bulb (A):
Pull out mains plug or remove fuse from holder.
Untwist light bulb and replace from below.
Faults and servicing
To maintain the safety of your appliance, repairs,
especially on live parts, should only be carried out by
a trained electrician. in the event of a fauit, you
should therefore contact your electrical retailer or
the service centre direct.
If the internal lighting does not come on (or the refrig-
erating unit does not operate), first check whether
the power supply has been interrupted (mains plug,
house fuse, overall power failure in the supply sys-
tem, etc.). If necessary, contact your electrician
If the temperature inside the freezer section has
risen sharply without fresh food having been
inserted or the appliance door having been open for
any length of time, this means that there is a fault.
Keep your freezer compartment closed and notify
our service centre immediately (see list of service
centres). In this case, do not carry out any repairs
yourself, especially in the electrical parts of the appli-
When doing so, please quote
~ the model designation,
- E-number and
- F-number of your appliance.
These data are indicated on the rating plate on the
left inside the refrigerator compartment.
Keep the freezer compartment door closed and tell
the service centre whether your appliance is still
refrigerating. If the refrigerating system has failed,
the low-temperature reserve in the frozen food will
be enough to cover a few hours.
N. B.! Unjustified after-sales service calls must be
paid for even during the guarantee period.
Important: Check regutarly with a thermometer that
the storage temperature is being maintained.
Minor repairs that you can carry
out yourself
- Spare parts:
Spare parts can be ordered from the service cen-
tre. You can fit these yourself without any special
Skill or training, e. g.
- internal equipment parts, such as
closed containers,
egg holders,
door racks,
fruit and vegetable drawers,
storage racks,
flap and basket screens in freezer compart-
ment, ice-box and ice-tray.
Hints on proper use
Store your food, depending on type and sensitivity,
in the appropriate temperature zones. This will en-
able you to achieve an optimum storage duration
(see “Correct storage”, Fig. 16). Ensure good pack-
aging and coverage of food intended for storage in
the refrigerator to retain flavour, colour, moisture,
and freshness.
Clean the refrigerator compartment regularly to
ensure hygienic storage of food and to prevent
undesirable odours from forming.
Note the storage duration of deep-frozen food in the
freezer compartment to avoid quality impairment.
Never place hot food in the refrigerator compartment
or freezer compartment for cooling.
Hints on energy-saving
One or two additional hints on energy-saving are
given below:
— Do not install your fridge-freezer next to a radia-
tor, 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 com-
partment or freezer compartment - 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 frozen food storage
temperature (see “Starting up and temperature
— Ensure good ventilation.
- Keep the heat-emitting condenser (heat ex-
changer), the metal grille on the rear wall of your
appliance, clean. Thoroughly clean it at least once
per year.
If you ever move house
If your freezer compartment is not fully loaded, pack
all the frozen food in concentrated fashion at a few
storage levels.
Switch the temperature selector knob to setting “7”
24 hours before the removal van leaves to build up a
low-temperature reserve in the frozen food.
Secure the doors against opening during transport.
Place your fridge-freezer on the removal van last so
that you can unioad it first and replug it into the
mains supply.
AEG Hausgerate AG
Postfach 1036
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AEG Domestic Appliances Ltd
Customer Care Department
55-77 High Street
Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Telephone: 08705 350350
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