Electrolux KE120FU (603309), K120FU (603297), K180FU (603302) Operating instructions

Electrolux KE120FU (603309), K120FU (603297), K180FU (603302) Operating instructions
This document is to be used in conjunction with the original manufacturer’s manual.
The symbols correspond with the numbered drawings of the original manual.
Use, safety
Cleaning and hygiene
Fault finding
Conformity with regulation
The User Manual contains useful information for the user on
how to work correctly and in complete safety, and is designed
to make it easier to use the machine (called «machine» or
«appliance» below).
It is just as important that the Manual should always be available
to the operator and it should be kept carefully where the machine
is used ready for easy and immediate consultation in case of any
doubt, or in any case, whenever the need arises.
What follows is in no case intended to be a long list of warnings
and constraints, but rather a series of instructions meant to
improve the service provided by the machine in every respect,
and particularly to avoid a series of injuries or damage to equipment that might result from inappropriate procedures for use
and management.
If after reading the Manual, there are still any doubts concerning
how to use the machine, please do not hesitate to contact the
Manufacturer or approved After Sales Service provider, who
is constantly available to ensure quick and careful service for
improved machine operation and optimum efficiency.
Note that the safety, hygiene and environmental protection standards currently applicable in the country where the machine is
installed must always be applied during all phases of machine
operation. Consequently it is the user’s responsibility to ensure
that the machine is operated and used solely under the optimum
safety conditions laid down for people, animals and property.
It is essential that all the people responsible for transporting,
installing, commissioning, using, maintaining, repairing or dismantling the machine should consult this manual and read it carefully
before proceeding with the various operations, in order to avoid
any incorrect or inappropriate handling that might be result in
damage to the machine or put people’s safety at risk.
• These 11.5 and 17.5 litre capacity cutters are machines
designed for cookery professionals for mincing, mixing, emulsifying, liquidising, kneading, etc. and can be used to process all
types of foodstuffs (meat, vegetables, fruits, condiments, pastry,
mayonnaise, etc.).
• For special preparations other than foodstuffs, PLEASE ASK
Motor cover
Removable funnel
Removable lid arm assembly
Transparent polycarbonate lid
Stainless steel bowl
Bowl locking knob
Bowl locking clamps
H Body
I Fascia
J Mains power switch
(17.5l model only)
K Stainless steel housing
L Rubber feet
2.1 DIMENSIONS - WEIGHT (for information only)
- Dimensions of packaging: (L x l x h) mm:
. 11,5l -17,5 modelx : 770 x 530 x 780 mm
. Optional table: 750 x 600 x 200
- Overall dimensions (mm):
- Gross weight when packaged : 11,5/17,5: 83/92 kg
- Net weight: 11,5/17,5: 58/68 kg
• These machines are designed to be fitted onto a work top
(table, base, etc.) of between 400 and 900 mm in height. The
four feet ensure that it remains perfectly stable.
• A stainless steel mobile table is available in option for the
• Motor characteristics:
A Motor code
B Number of phases (3 three phase)
C Nominal voltage in volts (value, range or commutation)
D Frequency (Hertz)
E Motor speed (rpm)
F Nominal power (Watts)
G Nominal current (Amperes)
H Rating of fuse for protecting the electrical line (Amperes)
Indicative electrical consumption (kWh)
• The 11,5 and 17,5 litre cutters are only available as standard in
three phase, single voltage versions, with two speeds. The 11,5
litre model is also available in single phase supply with speed
• Check that the voltage of the electrical system is the same as that
marked on the rating plate and the label on the power cable.
• The machine must be protected by a differential circuit breaker
and a fuse of the rating listed in column H of the characteristics
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Note: The machine can only be used on TN (earthing to neutral)
and TT (earthed neutral) type supplies. Where a machine has to
be installed on an IT (impeding or isolated neutral) supply, there
is a solution which consists of inserting an isolating transformer
and locally putting on the machine on TN or TT supply.
The machine must be earthed with the green and yellow
No earth plug = no protection = risk of breakdown.
Note: The earth values are defined according to the residual
differential current (see NFC 15100 standard and PROMONTELEC
guide) and must be checked by an electrician.
Damage caused by inadequate earthing is not covered by
the guarantee.
a) Three phase, single voltage 2 speed motor
• A 3 pin + earth standardised wall socket with a 20 A fuse is
required, as well as a matching watertight plug for the power
The machine must be earthed with the green and yellow
In certain circumstances depending on the sensitivity
of the protective cut-outs, it may be necessary to
install SI-type (super immunity) devices to prevent
untimely triggering.
• Check the direction of rotation of the rotor at both speeds:
- Turn the mains power switch (depending on model) in a clockwise direction
to the I position.
- Turn the knob G to the I low speed position (see § 3.1).
- Check the direction in which the rotor is turning through the
transparent lid (anti-clockwise
- as per the arrow marked
on the rotor handle).
- If it is turning in the wrong direction, change over the two phase
wires of the plug.
To PAT test the Electrolux Range of Food Preparation Equipment,
the PCB board needs to be disconnected before any test is done.
This is due to the fact that the boards are fitted with a grounding
diode that can give incorrect result during such a test. Also on a
standard appliance a flash test of 25 amps and up to 3000v is
used but, as you would expect, to use this on equipment, which
has a printed circuit, board would be quite destructive to that
board. We would recommend the use of a PAT tester approved
for computer systems which use a lower rate of amps.
b) Three phase, single voltage one speed motor with frequency variator
• The cutter is supplied with a single phase current up to its
variator, which transforms the current to supply the three phase
• A 2 pin + earth standardised wall socket with a 20 A fuse is
required, that is easily accessible.
• Check that the mains voltage matches that on the rating plate
of the machine and the power supply cable.
• Warning to the installer:
This cutter with electronic speed variation is equipped with a filter
built into the variator which earths any system interference without
passing through the variator. In order to be effective, the installation
must have a good quality earth, otherwise the interference could
pass through the variator and damage it.
The appliance is perfectly safe and is CE certificated. There are
two ways to get overcome this problem.
· Disconnect the board as instructed and test using test for
· Or install the mixer on a fused spur (no plug) as this takes it
away from being a portable appliance and the PAT test is then
not needed.
Use, safety
User safety is ensured by:
User safety is ensured by the following features:
The motor stops when the lid is unlocked
The bowl and lid must be locked before the appliance can
After a stop, the «start» button must be operated («no voltage»
The motor is halted by a brake before the rotor can be accessed
Continuous action operation to control the progress of the
Automatic locking in place of the rotor during rotation, linked
to the blade angle
The standardised size of the lid spout allows products to be
added in mid-cycle.
The design of the bowl (leak prevention tube).
The bowl, lid and rotor are easy to dismantle for cleaning.
a) Continuous operation: I –II
- Select ------ on E by pressing and holding button A.
- Start by pressing button D or button I.
- Stop by pressing button C.
Always start in low speed then change to a higher speed
once the texture of the product changes.
b) Pulse operation:
- Press button J
c) Change speed:
- Select speed H by pressing F or G
- Control panel
A,B,E: timer
C : stop button
D : start button
F : increased speed button
G: lower speed button
H : speed indication lamp
I : high speed position II
J : pulse operation button
F-G : variable speed model
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The cutters can be started if:
the lid is correctly locked onto its 4 clamps
the lid has been lowered and locked.
the mains power switch (K 180 model) is in the start position
d) Stop:
- Press button C.
Preferably use button C then unlock the lid.
- If the machine is stopped for several days, unplug it to switch
off the power supply to the variator
• As standard, the cutters have a rotor with two very hard,
angled plain stainless steel blades (A), which may be used for
the following types of work:
- Mincing of meats and chopping of parsley, garlic, onions,
- Preparation of butters, mayonnaise, purées, etc.
- Kneading of all types of doughs/pastries.
• A rotor with toothed blades (B) is available for liquidising shellfish and fish and grinding breadcrumbs, almonds, etc. (please
ask for details)
A Lower inclined perforated knife
B Upper inclined perforated knife
C Middle flat perforated knife
D Handle
E 15 mm spacer
F 30 mm spacer
G Spacer with shoulder
• Rotors without cut-outs are available on request, for certain
tasks using meat. (speed 1500rpm).
• The cutters are supplied with the bowl and the lid fitted and
the rotor inside.
Before using the cutters, always check the cleanliness of the
bowl, the lid, the rotor and the drive shaft.
• To unlock the lid:
1) Raise the locking knob.
2) The locking pin of the bowl drops into the notch in the knob. The
machine stops if the user forgets to press the STOP button.
3) Press the top of the arm to remove the pin from the notch and
open the lid to the rear stop.
• To unlock the bowl:
• To remove the lid from the arm:
1) Turn the funnel in an anti-clockwise direction
that the key is aligned with the lid cavity.
to its stop, so
2) Remove the funnel and tilt the arm backwards to the stop.
• To remove the arm assembly from the cutter lid:
1) Position the lid vertically so that the two pins of the pivot spindle
are aligned with the cut-out in the bushes.
2) Pull the arm vertically to remove it.
• To fit the bowl, lid, arm and funnel, proceed in reverse order.
1) Hold the bowl by its two handles and turn it in a clockwise
direction to release it.
2) Lift it vertically and the rotor will be released automatically.
The rotor may also be removed separately.
- The angle of the blades and the setting of the distance between
them ensure a rapid and consistent mix.
• Always begin in speed I before changing to speed II.
• Use speed I in PULSE mode to start or finish any work which
requires attention or precise finishing (see §3.1b).
Never insert your hand or a hard object in the bowl when the
machine is in operation.
Note: Liquids or ingredients may be introduced by the lid funnel
whilst processing is taking place.
- The height of the central tube of the bowl ensures that liquids
will not leak.
ALWAYS install the rotor after positioning the bowl
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The quantities are given for information purposes only.
• Types of blades plain
toothed B
A All types of stuffing and mousses.
Rough mincing
- Terrines
- Sausages
- Beef burgers
- Min./max. quantities
Cut the meat into pieces and remove
bones and nerves. Speed I continuous
or pulse mode.
Short duration (10 to 30 seconds, depending upon the thickness desired.
200g/5 kg (11,5 l bowl) - 500g/8 kg
(17,5 l bowl)
Fine mincing
Speed I until rough mincing is completed then speed II.
Longer duration (1 to 4 minutes)
Ensure that the blades are kept
- Stuffing
- Mousses
Speed I continuous mode, and place
all of the ingredients in the bowl:flour,
salt, butter and water.
It only takes a few seconds to prepare the pastry (10 - 15 s)
The water used must be cold in order
to prevent the pastry from becoming
too hot.
For cold water paste, with the maximum
quantity, the water must be added to the
flour and mixed immediately.
- Shortcrust
- Shortbread
- Cold water paste
- Puff
- Quiche
500 g/4 kg of flour (11.5 l bowl)
- Min. / Max.quanti- 500g/6 kg of flour (17.5 l bowl)
- Min./max. quantities 200g/3 kg (11,5 l bowl) 500g/5kg (17,5 l bowl)
Speed I only.
For the purée, pour in the hot, drained
vegetables then add the fat. Turn to
speed I then add the boiling liquid
(water, milk, stock, etc.)
The bowl and the ingredients must be
at room temperature.
- Mayonnaise
At speed I PULSE mode to mix eggs,
mustard, salt and pepper.
- Purées
- Mousses
- Stewed fruits
- Coulis, sorbets
- Min./max. quantities 200g/5 kg (11,5 l bowl) 500g/8 kg (17,5 l bowl)
- Parsley
- Onion
- Max. quantities
- Almonds
- Hazelnuts
- Breadcrumbs
- Shellfish, poultry
- Max. quantities
Change to speed I continuous mode,
and gradually pour the oil in until
completely emulsified.
For small quantities, cover the bottom
of the bowl with oil and increase the
quantity of mustard.
The parsley must be dried thoroughly.
Speed I continuous mode then II speed
for fine chopping.
Use very sharp blades.
Avoid using large, juicy onions.
Speed II PULSE mode.
Fill the bowl
Start in speed I then switch to speed II
to obtain the desired smoothness.
For mixtures of equal amounts with
crystallised sugar, reduce the sugar
using speed II then add the almonds
or hazelnuts.
3 kg(11.5 l bowl)/ depending upon the
5 kg (17.5 l bowl) volume of the product.
- Max. quantities
3 eggs / 6 litres of oil (11.5 l bowl).
5 eggs / 8 litres of oil (17.5 l bowl).
- Butter sauce for
Speed continuous mode II for parsley,
garlic, shallots, then add the butter
(avoid using cold butter). Then use
speed I pulse or continuous mode to
mix it all together.
- Max. quantities
3 kg (11.5 l bowl)
5 kg (17.5 l bowl)
of butter
Cleaning and hygiene
• Remove the bowl, the lid and the rotor (see §3.3).
- Use cleaning products that are compatible with the plastic
• Using running water or a bowl of water to clean these parts,
(polycarbonate), stainless steel and aluminium (no chlorinated
use hot water as well as a detergent - degreaser - disinfectant
products) parts.
(if working with greasy products).
- Do not use abrasive products to clean the transparent lid.
• Check that the parts have been cleaned properly.
Handle the rotor carefully (risk of cuts, impacts, etc.).
• We strongly recommend sterilising the rotor periodically.
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• Unplug the machine.
- The bowl and the rotor may be cleaned in a dishwasher if the
• To remove and clean the rotor, lid and bowl, see §3.3 and blades are protected against impacts.
Do not wash the machine with a pressure cleaner.
• If necessary, clean the outside of the machine with a damp
sponge and a detergent - disinfectant, paying particular attention
- In order to avoid acid stains on the rotor blades, we recommend
to the rotor drive shaft and the bowl support, then rinse.
that they be dried thoroughly before putting them away, and to keep
the rotor in a cold room to limit the development of germs.
- Use cleaning products that are compatible with the materials - Do not leave the lid on the bowl when the machine is not being
used. Keeping it in the open will get rid of condensation and the
of the machine.
- The drive shaft and the inside of the rotor must be kept per- concentration of lingering odours.
fectly clean
Fault finding
Note: The first fault detected is stored in the memory. When the
power supply to the variator is switched off, the fault is erased.
Look for the cause of the fault before resetting and switching the
power back on.
• The machine is plugged in.
• The electrical power supply to the socket is correct.
• The lid and bowl are correctly locked (see §3.3).
• If the cutter stops in mid cycle:
- The thermal probe of the motor has been triggered. Wait for
a few minutes before starting up again.
- Reduce the quantity of product being processed.
- Check the mechanical transmission of the machine.
• For the electronic speed variation models:
- Check that the variator is operating correctly by removing the
top cover and the housing.
- If the red LED is lit, call in a specialist.
- If the green LED is lit, the variator is operating correctly.
- Unplug the machine and check the electrical circuit (see §
Respect the safety instructions for dangerous voltages (see
§ 5.2).
Stop the machine.
• Metallic noise
- Rotor is rubbing against the bottom of the bowl or is loose.
- Foreign body in the bowl.
• Grating noise
- Defective belt (see §6.1 for replacement and tensioning instructions)
• Motor noisy:
- Motor operating on two phases. Check the connection and
electrical circuit (see electrical wiring diagram §6.3).
• Lack of power of the variator (model with speed variation)
- The electronic variator can limit the power automatically and set
itself at a speed lower than that displayed on the potentiometer
knob when:
.The speed selected is too high (risk of the belt slipping and
. There is too much product in the bowl.
- Proceed as follows, depending on the cause:
. Reduce the speed displayed (see §3.3).
. Reduce the quantity of product (see §3.6).
• No speed variation:
- Faulty potentiometer.
- Potentiometer wires broken or cut.
• If the direction of rotation is incorrect:
- The machine must be unplugged.
- Remove the top cover and the housing.
Wait for approximately 1 minute until the capacitors have
discharged before touching the inside of the machine.
- Check that the green LED of the variator is extinguished and
remove the plastic cover plate.
- Change over the wires on the U and V terminals. An insulated
screwdriver must be used for this operation.
- Fit the plate, housing and cover.
- Plug in the machine and check the direction of rotation.
- Ne pas s’inquiéter du léger bruit de ventilateur lorsque la machine est sous tension, il s’agit d’une caractéristique normale
de fonctionnement.
• To obtain perfect and rapid results without overheating:
- always use sharp, undamaged blades, change them if they
have had impacts,
- use another rotor exclusively for delicate work (e.g. chopping
of parsley).
- avoid using excessive quantities of products, which may cause
overheating (meat, pastry).
Note: if necessary, redress the edge of the blades on the opposite
side to where they have been sharpened, using a grindstone.
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• These cutters only require a minimum amount of maintenance
(the motor and the mechanical part bearings are greased for
• It is recommended to check the following at least once a
- The tension and wear of the belt.
- The condition of the electrical connections.
- Tension the belt by tightening B with a large screwdriver.
- Tighten the 4 motor attachment screws solidly.
- Check that the tension is correct by pinching it between thumb
and index finger. The difference between the two sides of the
belt should not exceed 15 mm in total.
- Refit the various parts.
Note: It is absolutely essential to tension the belt correctly. Insufficient or excessive tension will causes transmission problems
and even premature wear of the belt or bearings.
• To tension or change the belt:
- Unplug the machine.
- Remove the lid and arm in order to separate them from the
top cover and remove the bowl (see §3.3).
- Remove the top cover (four screws) and disconnect the wiring
harness (unclip the mains switch for the 17.5 l model).
- Remove the stainless steel housing.
- Loosen the four motor attachment screws A by two turns (6
mm Allen key).
- Unscrew the tensioning screw B.
- If the belt is to be changed, lie the machine on its side and
remove the base plate (four feet and three screws).
- Check that the teeth of the belt mesh correctly with the pulley
• Access to electrical components.
- Unplug the machine.
- Remove the top cover (4 screws) and disconnect the wiring
harness if necessary.
Residual voltage at the capacitor terminals.
• The capacitors may retain an electrical charge. To avoid taking
any risks when carrying out work, we recommend discharging
them by connecting their terminals with an insulated conductor
(e.g. a screwdriver).
• Check that the safety devices are operating correctly on a
regular basis. When the lid is opened, the motor should be
stopped by braking and should not start if the bowl or lid are
• If this does not work:
- do not use the machine.
- have it adjusted by the service department of your local dealer.
6.3 See electrical diagrams at back of manual
• Identification of the components (2 speed and variable
speed machines)
S1: Lid safety device
S2 : Bowl safety device
M : Motor
CC : Control card
Cpu : Power supply card
CF : braking capacitor
Q1: Main switch (model K180)
V: Variator
Identification of the colours of the wires:
Power circuit: black (F)
Control circuit: red (A)
Phases: L1 - L2 - L3 (three phase)
Neutral: N
Earth: B/C yellow and green
We advise you to contact the dealer who sold you the
For any information or orders for spare parts, specify the type of machine, its serial number and the
electrical characteristics.
Dealer’s stamp
• The manufacturer reserves the right to modify and make
improvements to the products without giving prior warning.
Date of purchase :.................................
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Conformity with regulations
The machine has been designed and manufactured in
conformity with:
- Machine directive 98/37 EEC
- The CEM directive 2004/108EEC
- 2006/95/EEC: Low Voltage Directive
- 2002/95/EC: Equipment recycling directive
2002/96/CEE « WEEE »
The symbol «
» on the product indicates that this product
may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product
is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling
of this product. For more detailed information about recycling
of this product, please contact the sales agent or dealer for
your product, your after-sales service, or the appropriate waste
disposal service.
The machine is designed so that it does not contribute, or as
little as possible, to increasing the quantity or harmfulness of the
waste and the risks of pollution.
Make sure to observe the recycling conditions.
94/62/CEE“Packaging and packaging waste”
The packaging for the machine is designed so that it does not
contribute, or as little as possible to increasing the quantity or
harmfulness of the waste and the risks of pollution.
Make sure to eliminate the various parts of the packaging in
appropriate recycling centres.
- To the European standards:
EN 12852 - Culinary preparations. safety and hygiene related
This conformity is certified by:
- The CE conformity mark, attached to the machine
- The corresponding CE declaration of conformity, associated
with the warranty.
- This instruction manual, which must be given to the operator.
Acoustic characteristics:
- The acoustic pressure level measured in conformity with the
EN ISO 3743.1-EN SIO 3744.
Protection indices as per the EN 60529-2000 standard:
- IP55 electrical controls
- IP34 overall machine
Electromagnetic compatibility in compliance with the following standards:
- EN 55014-1: Emission.
- EN 55014-2: Immunity.
Integrated safety
- The machine has been designed and manufactured in compliance with the relevant standards and regulations, mentioned
- Before using the machine, the operator must be trained to use
the machine and informed of any possible residual risks .
Food hygiene:
The machine is made from materials that conform to the following
regulations and standards:
- Directive 1935/2005/CEE: Materials and objects in contact
with foodstuffs.
- Standard EN 601-2004: cast aluminium alloy objects in contact
with foodstuffs.
The surfaces of the food area are smooth and easy to clean. Use
detergents that are approved for food hygiene and respect the
instructions for their use.
The machine has been CNERPAC approved for food hygiene as
well as being granted the Certificate of Sanitary Conformity by
the Sanitary Research and Engineering Department.
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