REFRIGERATOR INSTRUCTION BOOK ER 6642 T 1348137 A/E/6-1. (02.) This instruction book contains safety precautions, information on use and helpful hints and tips. To ensure you use this appliance effectively and safely, please read this instruction book carefully before installing or using this appliance and retain for future reference. The symbols below help you to find things more easily: Safety precautions Warnings and Safety information Hints, useful information Environmental information 2 IMPOR TANT S AFET Y INS TR UCTIONS These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all before installing or using this appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about any of the meanings or these warnings contact the Customer Care Department. Prior to installation Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no circumstances should a damaged appliance be installed. In the event of damage please contact your retailer. Installation This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it. It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this product in any way. Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available from your local Service Force Centre. Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person. Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever possible, the back of the appliance should be close to a wall, but leaving the required distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation instructions. The appliance should be left for 2 hours after installation before it is turned on, in order to allow the refrigerant to settle. Child Safety Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the product. There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging material away from children! During Use This appliance is designed for domestic use only, specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is not intended for commercial or industrial use. Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak at low temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials, such as spray cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns. Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment they can burst when the contents freeze. Manufacturers' recommended storage times should be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions. Maintenance and Cleaning Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and disconnect from the electrical supply. When unplugging always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable. Servicing This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer 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 serious malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Force Centre. At the end of the Appliance Life When disposing of your appliance use an authorised disposal site. Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or catches are removed, to prevent young children being trapped inside. The Appliance and the Environment This appliance does not contain gases which could damage the ozone layer. Avoid damaging the cooling unit. The packaging used on this appliance marked with the symbol is recyclable. Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has thawed out. Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment. Ice lollies can cause 'frost/freezer burns' if consumed straight from the freezer compartment. Keep this instruction book for future reference and ensure it is passed on to any new owner. 3 CONTENT S Instructions for the User Instructions for the Installer Guide to use the instruction book 2 Technical Specifications 12 Important Safety Instructions 3 Instructions for the User General Information Description of the Appliance 5 5 5 Using the Appliance 6 Installing the Appliance Transportation, Unpacking Cleaning Location Ventilation Requirements Levelling Door Reversal 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 Before Use To Start the Appliance Thermostat Control Hints for storage Storage time and temperature of foods How to use the two-star frozen food compartment How to make ice cubes Storage Shelves 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 Electrical Connection 15 Storage Chart (1) 16 Storage Chart (2) 17 Hints and Tips Food Storage Energy Saving Advice 8 8 8 Maintenance and Cleaning Internal cleaning External cleaning Defrosting Changing the Light Bulb When the appliance is not in use 8 8 8 9 9 9 Something Not Working 10 Service and Spare Parts 10 Customer Care Department 11 Guarantee Conditions 11 4 INS TR UCTIONS FOR THE USER General information This appliance is designed for the refrigeration of food in a domestic home. It has a two-star frozen food compartment for ice making and frozen food storage. To ensure correct operation, the appliance should be located where the ambient temperature is between 16-32 °C. Description of the appliance 1. Frozen food compartment 10. Interior light/Thermostat control 2. Drip tray 11. Door shelf 3. Wire shelf 12. Gasket 4. Glass shelf 13. Bottle shelf 5. Salad drawer 14. Egg tray 6. Rating Plate 15. Air circulation 7. Adjustable feet 16. Air vent 8. Ice tray 17. Condenser 9. Butter compartment 18. Compressor 5 Using the Appliance Before Use Remove all securing tapes. Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little bicarbonate of soda added (5 ml to 0,5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry the appliance thoroughly. Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or products containing alcohol. F To Start the Appliance 1. Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hrs after installation. 2. Plug in the appliance and switch on at the mains supply. 3. Turn the thermostat control to the required setting. A setting of 3 - 4 is usually suitable for normal operation (see thermostat control). 4. Leave the appliance for approximately 4 hours for the correct temperature to be reached before placing food inside. Thermostat Control The thermostat control situated inside the refrigerator regulates the temperature of the larder compartment. Thermostat control is marked from 1-5 the higher the number, the colder the setting. Position 0 - Off Position 1 - minimum coldness Position 5 - maximum coldness Model If the ambient temperature is greater than Position of drip tray ER 6642 T +25 °C Open (pos. 1) The temperature inside the refrigerator and the 2-star compartment can be regulated further by adjusting the tray located under the 2-star compartment. To obtain a lower temperature in the 2-star compartment when frozen food is stored inside and when the ambient temperature is 25 °C or lower push the tray in Position 2. When frozen food is not stored in the 2-star compartment and when the ambient temperature is higher than 25 °C pull the tray out to Position 1. If frozen food is stored in the 2-star compartment and the ambient temperature is above 25 °C, pull the tray out to position 1 and turn the thermostat control to a colder setting (higher number). When the ambient temperature falls below 25 °C turn the thermostat control back to a medium setting and push the tray into position 2. 6 Hints for storage Below is the recommended storage positions for various food types: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Frozen food storage & ice making Ready-cooked foods Foods in dishes Opened cans Milk, dairy products Fresh meat, cold cuts, sausages, etc. Fruits, vegetables, salads Cheese, butter Eggs Yoghurt, Cream Small bottles, soft drinks Large bottles, drinks Storage time and temperature of foods The enclosed charts at the end of the instruction books give information about storage time in the frozen and the fresh food compartment. The storage times quoted are intended as a guide only. How to use the two-star frozen food compartment The frozen food compartment is separated from the fresh food compartment by the drip tray. Depending on the position of the thermostatic control knob and the temperature in the compartment (-12 °C or lower), frozen food can be stored here. Small quantities of fresh food can be frozen in the twostar compartment but storing them for a long period of time is not recommended. Do not allow fresh food to come into contact with foods that are already frozen. How to make ice cubes Fill the supplied ice cube tray ¾ full with water and place in the freezer compartment. Turning up the thermostat control will speed up the freezing process, but remember to turn the thermostat control back to its original position. To release the ice cubes, twist the tray along its length. 7 Storage Shelves The shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable to allow storage of large items. The shelves can be re-arranged by opening the door to 90°. The door shelves are also adjustable. To allow the air to circulate within the fridge compartment do not cover the wire shelves with paper or trays. Hints & Tips Food Storage To obtain the best results from your appliance neither hot foods nor liquids which may evaporate, should be placed in the larder compartment. Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your fridge as short as possible. Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate around each item. Do not store food uncovered. Remove suspect food from your refrigerator and clean, refer to cleaning and maintenance. Energy Saving Advice Do not install the cabinet close to sources of heat, such as a cooker, dishwasher or radiator. Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room and make sure that the air openings of the cabinet are not obstructed. Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before placing in the fridge. Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods, or opening the door too frequently as warm air will enter the cabinet, and cause the compressor to switch on unnecessarily often. Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the door from closing properly. It is advisable to periodically clean the refrigeration system at the back of the appliance with a duster or vacuum cleaner. Maint enance & Cleaning Before any maintenance of cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY SUPPLY. Internal Cleaning Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or alcohol. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean and free from debris. 8 External Cleaning Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grille) and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a brush or vacuum cleaner, as an accumulation of dust will affect the performance of the appliance and cause excessive electricity consumption. Defrosting While in operation the **-star compartment becomes progressively covered with frost. This frost, which acts as an insulator and thus prevents the cold from reaching the food should be removed whenever the thickness of the frost exceeds 1/4. To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows: 1. Push the conveyor completely in. 2. Place a tray on the upper shelf of the refrigerator under the drain hole of the conveyor. 3. Remove any food from inside the **-star compartment, wrap it in several sheets of newspaper and store in a cool dry place. 4. Turn the thermostat knob on position << 0 >>. To accelerate defrosting, place a bow of hot water inside the compartment (with a piece of cardboard underneath the bowl as protection). 5. When defrosting is completed, dry thoroughly and remove the water collected in the tray. Turn the thermostat knob on a medium position to restart the appliance. After letting the appliance run for at least half an hour replace the previously removed food into the ** -star compartment. When defrosting it is not necessary to remove the foods from the inner door and the refrigerator compartment. Important A temperature rise of the frozen food packs during defrosting may shorten their storage life. Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from the evaporator as youcould damage it beyond repair. Changing the Light Bulb Should the light fail to work you can change it as below: Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply. Remove the lamp cover retaining screws, then take the lamp cover off in the direction of the arrow and the bulb can be changed. (Type of the bulb: 230 V, 15 W, E 14 thread) After changing the bulb replace the lamp cover, and retaining screws and reconnect the appliance to the electricity supply. When the appliance is not in use When the appliance is not in use for long periods disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all of the food and clean the appliance, leaving the door ajar to prevent unpleasant smells. 9 Some thing N o t Wor king If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local Electrolux Service Force Centre. Problem No power to the appliance The temperature in the appliance is too high Possible Cause No power at the socket. There is a power cut. The fuse has blown. Thermostat control is set at 0. The appliance is located in an unsuitable position. The thermostat control is set too low. The temperature in the appliance is too low Excessive frost and ice has built up The appliance is noisy. The thermostat control is set too high. The door has been left open. Something is obstructing the door. The door gasket is dirty. The appliance is not level. If after the above checks your appliance still does not operate correctly, contact your local Electrolux Service Force Centre. Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof of purchase for any in-guarantee service calls. Solution Check there is power at the socket. Check there is not a power cut by checking the household lights. Check the fuse has not blown. Check the thermostat. Check the ambient temperature is within the appliances operating limits of 16 °C to 32 °C. Check that the thermostat control knob is turned to the correct setting relative to ambient conditions. Set the thermostat control knob to a lower position. Check the door has not been left open. Check nothing is preventing the door from closing. Check the door gasket is intact and clean. Check if the appliance stands stable (all four feet should be on the floor). In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made, as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown. Ser vice and Spar e P ar ts In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts please contact your local Electrolux Service Force Centre by telephoning: Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details under the heading Something Not Working?. 0870 5 929929 When you contact the Service Centre you will need to give the following details: Your call will be routed the Service Force Centre covering your post code area. For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website at www.serviceforce.co.uk For service in the Republic of Ireland contact Electrolux Long Mile Road Dublin 12 Telephone: 01 4090752. 10 1. Your name, address and post code 2. Your telephone number 3. Clear and concise details of the fault 4. The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the rating plate) 5. The purchase date Cus t omer Car e Depar tment For general enquiries concerning your Electrolux appliance or for further information on Electrolux products, you are invited to contact our Coustomer Care Department by letter or telephone as follows: Customer Care Department Electrolux 55-77 High Street Slough Berkshire SL1 1DZ Tel: 08705 950950 calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes. Guar ant ee Conditions We Electrolux undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this Electrolux appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, the company will, at our option repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that: The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electrical supply stated on the rating plate. The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised by us. All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Electrolux Service Force Centre Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property. Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged. EXCLUSIONS This Guarantee does not cover: Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic. Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the United Kingdom. Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are the subject of rental agreements. Products of Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Electrolux. The guarantee is in addition to your statutory and legal rights. Electrolux EUROPEAN GUARANTEE If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home subject to the following qualifications: The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product. The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country of use for this brand or range of products. This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user. Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area. The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household. The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country. Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care Centre, listed below, to give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you and your appliances. France Germany Italy Sweden UK Senlis Nurenberg Pordenone Stockholm Slough +33 (0) 3 44 62 20 13 +49 (0) 800 234 7378 +39 (0) 800 117511 +46 (0) 20 78 77 50 +44 (0) 1753 219898 11 Ins tr uctions f or the Ins t aller Technical Specifications Model Gross capacity (l) Net capacity (l) Width (mm) Height (mm) Depth (mm) Energy consumption (kWh/day) (kWh/year) Energy class, according to EU Standards Star rating of frozen food compartment Rated power (W) Weight (kg) ER 6642 T Frozen food comp.: 20 Fresh food com.: 137 Frozen food comp.: 20 Fresh food com.: 118 550 850 600 0.63 230 B ** 100 35 Installing the appliance Location Transportation, unpacking The appliance should be positioned in a well ventilated, dry room. The appliance and the interior fitting are protected for transport. Remove all packaging and any adhesive tape. Any remnants of adhesive can be removed using white spirit. After transportation the appliance must not be switched on for 2 hours. This is to allow the refrigerant to settle. Cleaning Clean the accessories and the inside of the appliance with warm water and bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0.5 litres of water). Rinse and try thoroughly. Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or alcohol. 12 Energy use is affected by the ambient temperature. The appliance should therefore: not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat only be installed at a location where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate classification, for which the appliance is designed. The climate classification can be found on the serial plate. The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for each climate classification: Climate Classification Ambient Temperature SN +10 to +32 °C N +16 to +32 °C ST +18 to +38 °C Ventilation Requirements The appliance must have adequate ventilation to ensure correct operation. Diagram shows the ventilation requirements when installed: A:* Under a worktop, or cupboard. * The clearance space of 10 cm above the appliance may be reduced to 5 cm providing a clearance space 2,5 cm is left on either side of the appliance. B: When freestanding Levelling The appliance must be level. Level the appliance by adjusting the two adjustable feet (1) at the front of the appliance. If required the washer (2) can be removed. Door Reversal If required the opening direction of the door can be changed as follows: To reverse the bottom hinge assembly proceed as follows: Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply. Tilt the appliance backwards, resting the top edge of the appliance on a stool or something similar. Unscrew the adjustable feet situated on both sides at the front (2 pieces). Remove the lower door hinge plate by unscrewing the 3 retaining screws. Remove the hinge pin from the bottom of the door. Slot the hinge pin into the hole in the hinge plate and relocate the hinge assembly to the opposite location and refit using the retaining screws. Put the cabinet in the upright position. 13 To reverse the top hinge assembly proceed as follows: Remove the 2 worktop retaining screws from the back of the appliance. Slide the worktop towards the rear and lift clear of the appliance. Remove the 2 upper hinge plate retaining screws. Remove the hinge plate from the top of the door. Unscrew the hinge pin from the hinge plate and reinsert on the opposite side of the pate. Rotate the hinge assembly 180° and insert the hinge assembly into the opposite location. Refit the 2 hinge plate retaining screws. Relocate the worktop and refit the worktop retaining screws. To reverse the handle proceed as follows: Remove screw covers (if fitted) and handle retaining screws. Remove blanking plugs on the opposite side. Relocate the handle to the opposite side and refit retaining screws (covers if fitted), and replace the blanking plugs. 14 Electrical Connection Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person. This appliance must be earthed. The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed. Electrical Requirements Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In the event of having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used. Should the plug need to be replaced for any reason. The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Green and Yellow: Earth Blue: Neutral Brown: Live The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter E or by the earth symbol or coloured green and yellow. The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal N or coloured black. The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked L or coloured red. Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath. This appliance complies with the following E.E.C. Directives: 73/23 EEC of 19.02.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and subsequent modifications, 89/336 EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive) and subsequent modifications. 15 S t or age time char t (1) Time and method of storage of fresh foods in the refrigerator Foods Raw meat Cooked meat Roasted meat Raw minced meat Cooked minced meat Cold cuts Fresh fish Cooked fish Tinned fish, open Fresh chicken Fried chicken Fresh duck, goose Roasted duck, goose Butter unopened Butter opened Milk Cream Sour cream Cheese (hard) Cheese (soft) Egg Spinach, sorrel Green peas, green beans Mushroom Carrot Tomato Cabbage Strawberry, raspberry, etc. Tinned fruits opened Cakes filled with cream Notation: X x 16 Storage time in days 3 4 5 6 x x x X x x x X x x 1 X X X X X X 2 X X X X X x x X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x X x X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x x x X X X X X x X x X X X X x X x X X X X X x recommended storage time maximum recommended storage time 7 x x x x x x X X x x x X X X X x X x X X X x x x x x x x X x x x x x x X x x X x x X x X x X x X x X x X x x X X X x x x x X X x X X x Method of packaging cling film, airtight dish covered dish covered dish covered dish covered cling film, cellophane, greaseproof paper cling film, airtight dish covered dish covered cling film, airtight dish covered cling film, airtight dish covered original packaging original packaging original packaging plastic box plastic box aluminium foil cling film cling film cling film cling film cling film cling film cling film cling film dish covered dish covered S t or age time char t (2) Storage time of deep-frozen and frozen products Foods In the fresh food compartment +2 - +7 °C Vegetables: green beans, green peas, mixed vegetables, marrow, corn, etc. Ready-cooked foods: vegetable dish, trimmings, with meat, etc. Ready-cooked foods: sirloin steaks, stews Soups Fruits: cherry, gooseberry, fruit cream Meat: chicken, duck, goose, tuna fish Ice-cream, Ice-lollies In the **frozen food compartment -12 °C 1 day 30 days 1 day 30 days 1 day 1 day 25 days 30 days 1 day 30 days 1 day 1 day 30 days 3 days 17 18 19 Rev.:2002. 02. 27. 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