AEG | No-Frost Upright Freezer | Operating instructions | AEG No-Frost Upright Freezer Operating instructions

SANTO 3791-6 KG
SANTO 3798-6 KG
Refrigerator/Freezer Combination
Operating Instructions
Dear customer,
Before placing your new appliance into operation please read these
operating instructions carefully. They contain important information
for safe use, for installation and for care of the appliance.
Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them
on to possible new owners of the appliance.
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Notes which are important for your safety or for the proper functioning of the appliance are stressed with a warning triangle and/or with
signal words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!). Please observe the following carefully.
0 1. This symbol and numbered instructions guide you step by step in the
operation of the appliance.
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Supplementary information regarding operation and practical uses of
the appliance appear after this symbol.
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Tips and notes concerning economical and environmentally sound use
of the appliance are marked with the cloverleaf.
Explanations of the technical terminology used in the operating
instructions can be found at the end in the section "Technical
Terminology".
The operating instructions contain instructions for the correction of
possible malfunctions by the user in the section "What to do if ...". If
these instructions should not be sufficient, please contact your local
AEG Service Force Centre.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes.
he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Environmental Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Old Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Appliance Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The refrigerator/freezer needs ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appliance Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fitting the Plinth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Reversing The Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Appliance Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
View of Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
No-Frost-System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freezer tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Prior to Initial Start-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Starting Up and Regulating the Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
FROSTMATIC Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
“Open Door” Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Switching the Appliance Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Holiday Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Opening the Freezer Compartment Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Contents
Interior Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storage Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRESH Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Variable Inner Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottle Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Proper Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Frozen Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Preparation of Ice Cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Hints and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Food Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Replacing the light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
What to do if ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Correcting Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Regulations, Standards, Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Technical Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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1 Important
Safety Instructions
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 of these warnings contact the Customer
Care Department.
Prior to Installation
• Check the refrigerator/freezer 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.
Refrigerant
The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant
circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level of
environmental compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
• During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain
that none of the components of the refrigerant circuit become
damaged.
• If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition;
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
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Important Safety Instructions
Child Safety
• Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the
product.
• Keep packaging material away from children! (There is a risk of
suffocation!)
During Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only, specifically for the
storage of edible foodstuffs only. 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 in the
freezer.
• Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has thawed out.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer.
• Ice lollies can cause ’frost/freezer burns’ if consumed straight from
the freezer compartment.
• 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. 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 AEG Service Force Centre.
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Environmental Information
Packaging
All transit packaging materials are environmentally compatible and can
be reused. Wood is un-treated. The plastics can be recycled and are
identified as follows:
>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the interior.
>PS< for polystyrene foam, e.g. the pads, which are pure hydrocarbon
compounds and can be recycled.
The carton parts are made from recycled paper. Please dispose of the
packaging with due care for the environment.
Old Appliances
When disposing of your old appliance:
Make the appliance unusable by cutting off the cable and remove any
door catches to ensure small children cannot be trapped inside.
Help to keep your country tidy - use an authorised disposal site.
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Appliance Transport
Two persons are required to transport the appliance. There are two
recessed handles at the back of the appliance at the top for improved
gripping.
0 1. Grip the appliance with the recessed handles positioned as in the drawing, and transport the appliance.
2. In order to push the appliance into its final position, press carefully at
the top of the door and tip the appliance back slightly. The weight is
thus transferred to the back wheels and the appliance can be easily
pushed.
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Before Use
Packaging
0 1. Remove all adhesive tape and packaging from the interior of the appli-
ance.
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Any remnants of adhesive can be removed with white spirit.
2. Remove the transport protection pieces and pull off the adhesive tape.
3. Remove the transport fittings
from the storage shelves:
Slide the fittings securing the shelf
forward to the thicker section on
the edge of the storage shelf.
4. Slide the storage shelf far enough
forward so that it can be hinged
downwards and the fittings can be
removed from the guides.
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Installation
Installation Location
The appliance should be installed in a well ventilated, dry room.
Energy use and efficient performance of the appliance is affected by
the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore
– not be exposed to direct sunlight;
– not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat;
– only be installed at a location whose ambient temperature
corresponds to the climate classification, for which the appliance is
designed.
The climate classification can be found on the rating plate, which is
located at the left on the inside of the appliance.
The following table shows which ambient temperature is correct for
each climate classification:
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Climate classification
for an ambient temperature of
SN
+10 to +32 °C
N
+16 to +32 °C
ST
+18 to +38 °C
T
+18 to +43 °C
Installation
The refrigerator/freezer needs ventilation
Air is fed under the door through the
vent slots in the base and is
exhausted upwards along the back
wall. To ensure proper air circulation
never cover or alter the vent
openings.
Important! If the appliance is
installed under a hanging cabinet, a
clearance of at least 10 cm between
the top of the appliance and the
cabinet above it must be maintained.
Please check whether, after installing
your appliance and especially after
reversing the door, the door seal seals
tightly. A badly fitting door seal may
lead to heavy frosting and a higher
power consumption (see also "What
to do if ...“).
Appliance Alignment
0 1. The appliance must be level. Please compensate for unevenness in the
floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front.
Fitting the Plinth
0 1. Take the plinth cover out of the fridge compartment.
2. Fit the plinth cover with the freezer door open. To do this, follow the
instructions that are supplied with the plinth cover.
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Installation
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures
not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate. The rating plate is
inside, on the left.
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.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green
Green and Yellow Earth
& Yellow
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
As the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of this appliance may
not correspond with the coloured
markings indentifying the
Brown
Blue
terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
1. The wire coloured green and
yellow must be connected to
Cord Clamp
the terminal marked with the
letter "E“ or by the earth symbol or coloured green and yellow.
2. The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal "N“ or
coloured black.
3. The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
"L“ or coloured red.
4. Upon completion there must be not cut, or stray strands of wire
present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheat.
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Warning! A cut-off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut-off plug is disposed of safely.
Reversing The Door
The door hinges can be changed from right (as supplied) to left if
required to suit the location where the appliance is installed.
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Warning! Unplug from the mains, before reversing the door.
0 1. Open the freezer door and with-
draw the plinth cover to the
front. At the same time, press on
the plinth cover from above.
Transfer the door bearing covers
on the plinth cover from left to
right.
2. Unscrew the centre door bearing:
Open the fridge and freezer
doors. Undo the screws far
enough to be able to take the
top door bearing bolt out of
the freezer door. Close the
freezer door. Remove the door
bearing bolt from the bottom
of the fridge door and close
the fridge door.
Caution! Take care when
removing the centre door bearing that the doors do not fall
down.
Remove the centre door bearing; remove the doors and lay
them carefully on the floor.
3. Unscrew the upper and lower
door bearing bolts, transfer,
and screw them onto the
opposite side.
4. Remove the plastic covers for
the centre door bearing and
insert them in the now vacant
holes on the opposite side.
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Reversing The Door
5. Transfer the self-closing system:
Unscrew the self-closing system on the right of the freezer door and
screw it onto the opposite side of the freezer door.
Unscrew the self-closing system on the right of the fridge door and
screw it onto the opposite side of the fridge door.
6. Fit the freezer door into the lower door bearing bolt and insert the centre door bearing above into the freezer door.
7. Insert the fridge door into the upper door bearing bolt. Pull both doors
forwards until the centre door bearing can be inserted below into the
fridge door.
8. Position the doors and centre door bearing against the housing and
screw the centre door bearing tight with each door open.
9. Fit the plinth cover with the freezer door open. To do this insert the
two lower fins of the plinth cover in the housing and press the plinth
cover against the housing until the upper catches of the plinth cover
snap into position in the housing. To do this, press the catches downwards.
After changing the door hinges, check that the magnetic seals on the
doors fit perfectly against the housing and that the interior lighting
goes off when the door is closed.
10. Depending on the model:
Model with bar handle
Unscrew the top handle bracket
from the handle rod (1). Unscrew
the bottom handle bracket from
the door (2).
Unscrew the top handle bracket
from the door (3) and screw onto
the bottom right-hand side of the
door (4).
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Caution! Do not overtighten the
screws (max. 2 Nm) as you may
damage the door handles.
Turn the handle bracket with the
handle rod 180° and screw them
to the door (5) and the fitted
handle bracket (6).
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Caution! Do not overtighten the
screws (max. 2 Nm) as you may
damage the door handles.
Appliance Description
View of Appliance
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Control Panel
Butter and Cheese Compartment with Lid
Variable Storage Box
Door Storage Compartments
Bottle Compartment/Bottle Rack
FRESH Box
Fruit/Vegetable Drawer
Shelves
Freezer Drawer (Maxi Box)
Freezer Drawer
Freezer Tray
Rating Plate
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Appliance Description
No-Frost-System
The no-frost-system enables both the freezing of fresh foods and the
storage of ready frozen or cooled foods by means of cold air. A vaporiser cools the air in the interior space of the appliance, which is circulated and uniformly distributed by a ventilator. This uniformly
circulating air-flow provides for a dry climate, minimal temperature
fluctuations and minimal temperature differences throughout the
appliance's interior space. The moisture in the air condenses as frost on
the evaporator. As soon as is necessary, the evaporator defrosts fully
automatically. The melted water is drained off outside to the compressor and evaporates as a result of the heat generated there. This means
that the interior of the appliance and the stored chilled or frozen foodstuffs always remain free of frost and ice. Manual defrosting is not
needed.
Control Panel
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Temperature control knob for the freezer
WARNING OFF button (open door warning) (red)
WARNING OFF button (temperature warning) (red)
FROSTMATIC button (for rapid freezing in the freezer compartment) (yellow)
ON/OFF button (green)
Temperature control knob for the fridge
Freezer tray
Berries, for example, can be pre-frozen on the freezer tray. Advantage:
The berries are not squeezed and maintain their natural form. The
frozen berries can then be stored in compartments or drawers packaged
in individual portions.
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Prior to Initial Start-Up
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Before connecting the appliance to the mains and putting it into operation for the first time, leave the appliance to stand for 30 minutes if
it was transported upright. After transport on its side, the appliance
must be left to stand for 2 hours before putting it into operation. This is
necessary to allow the oil to flow back into the compressor. Otherwise
the compressor may be damaged.
0 1. Please clean the appliance interior and all accessories prior to initial
start-up (see section: "Maintenance and Cleaning").
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Starting Up and Regulating the Temperature
It is possible to regulate the temperature in the fridge and freezer separately. The control panel is located behind the fridge door at the top of
the fridge.
0 1. Insert plug into mains socket.
2. Open the fridge door.
3. Hold the ON/OFF button pressed for three seconds. The ON/OFF button
will be illuminated in green, the interior lighting will go on, and the
fridge will start to work. If the temperature warning tone sounds it can
be cancelled by pressing the WARNING OFF button.
Setting the Fridge Temperature
A coin is required to turn the temperature control knob. This makes it
more difficult to change the temperature setting accidentally (child
safety).
Setting “H” = holiday mode
Setting “2” = warmest interior temperature
Setting “5” = coldest interior temperature
0 1. Using a coin, set the temperature required for the fridge by turning the
temperature control knob. Select a middle position for normal operation.
The interior temperature is affected by the ambient temperature, the
amount of food in the fridge, and how frequently and for how long the
door is opened.
2. Close the fridge door
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As the storage temperature within the fridge is reached quickly you can
store food immediately after switching on.
Setting the Freezer Temperature
A coin is required to turn the temperature control knob. This makes it
more difficult to change the temperature setting accidentally (child
safety).
Setting “1” = warmest interior temperature
Setting “5” = coldest interior temperature
0 1. Using a coin, set the temperature required for the freezer by turning
the temperature control knob. Select a middle position for normal
operation.
2. Press the FROSTMATIC button. The FROSTMATIC button will be illuminated in yellow and the compressor will operate continuously.
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3. To switch off the FROSTMATIC function, press the FROSTMATIC button
again. The yellow FROSTMATIC button will go off.
4. Wait until the temperature in the freezer compartment has reached
-18 °C before storing frozen foods.
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Where food hygiene is concerned -18 °C should be considered sufficiently cold for storing food in the freezer.
Information: The red warning indicator and temperature warning tone
will be activated:
– when the freezer is started up (if the storage temperature has not yet
been reached)
– if the temperature in the freezer compartment is too warm;
– if there is a malfunction in the appliance.
You can cancel the warning tone with the WARNING OFF button. The
warning indicator and warning tone switch off automatically when the
temperature in the freezer falls below -10 °C.
Such a temperature increase is probably due to:
– frequent or extended opening of the door;
– storing large quantities of warm food;
– high ambient temperature;
– a fault in the appliance.
FROSTMATIC Button
The FROSTMATIC function accelerates the freezing of fresh food and, at
the same time, protects foodstuffs already stored from undesirable
warming.
0 1. The FROSTMATIC function is switched on by pressing the FROSTMATIC
button. The button is illuminated in yellow. The compressor runs continuously.
2. The FROSTMATIC function can be switched off again manually at any
time by pressing the FROSTMATIC button again. The yellow illumination
in the button will go off.
If the FROSTMATIC function is not ended manually, the appliance electronics switch off the FROSTMATIC function after 36 hours. The yellow
illumination in the button will go off.
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“Open Door” Warning
When the fridge or freezer doors are open the open door warning button flashes red and a warning tone is sounded.
– after approx. 1 minute if the freezer door is open
– after approx. 4 minutes if the fridge door is open
If you need more time for inserting frozen or chilled foods or moving
them around you can switch off the warning tone by pressing the
WARNING OFF button. The button will stop flashing and will be
illuminated in red.
The warning tone and the red warning indicator switch off when the
doors are closed.
Temperature Warning
The WARNING OFF button flashes in red and a warning tone sounds as
soon as the temperature in the freezer rises above -10 °C.
0 1. You can cancel the warning tone with the WARNING OFF button.
The button will stop flashing and will be illuminated in red.
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The warning tone and the red warning indicator switch off automatically when the temperature in the freezer falls below -10 °C.
Such a temperature increase is probably due to:
– frequent or extended opening of the door;
– storing large quantities of warm food;
– high ambient temperature;
– a fault in the appliance.
Attention! If suspicion of partial or complete thawing exists, please
check the quality of the foods to determine if they can be used.
If the temperature warning stays on for a longer period please contact
AEG Service Force.
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Switching the Appliance Off
0 1. To switch off, hold down the ON/OFF button for approx. 3 seconds. The
green illumination in the button will go off.
If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period:
0 1. Switch off the appliance by holding down the ON/OFF button for
approx. 3 seconds. The green illumination in the button will go off.
2. Remove the mains plug or switch off.
3. Clean the appliance thoroughly (see section: “Cleaning and Care”).
4. Leave the doors open after defrosting to avoid accumulation of odours.
Holiday Mode
In the holiday mode the temperature for the refrigerator is approximately between +10 °C and +12 °C. In the holiday mode it is therefore
possible to leave the door of the empty refrigerator closed during periods of extended absence. Advantage: Unintentional closing of the door,
or accidental closing of the door by persons who have access to your
home during your absence, is no longer a problem. Without the holiday
mode leaving the door closed would lead to the accumulation of
odours and mould.
After emptying and cleaning the appliance, proceed as follows:
0 1. To switch on the holiday mode, turn the temperature control knob for
the fridge to position H.
Important! Do not store any foodstuffs in the fridge when the holiday
mode is operating. The temperature when the holiday position is
selected is regulated to between approximately +10 °C and +12 °C. This
is too warm for foods.
Opening the Freezer Compartment Door
If the freezer compartment door is closed when the appliance is in
operation, it is possible that it cannot be immediately opened again. A
vacuum occurs in the freezer compartment which holds the door closed
until pressure has been equalised. The door can be opened again after
several minutes.
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Interior Accessories
Storage Shelves
The shelf in the lowest runners above the fruit and vegetable drawer is
stopped with plastic corners on the back. It must always remain in this
position, so that fruit and vegetables stay fresh for longer. To remove
the stops, the plastic corners must be twisted 90° forwards and to the
outside.
The remaining storage shelves can
be adjusted to various heights:
0 1. Pull the storage shelf forward until
it can be tipped up or down and
removed.
2. To insert at a different height use
the same procedure in reverse.
Bottle Rack
Place bottles in the rack with the
bottleneck to the front.
Important: Only store unopened
bottles horizontally.
The bottle rack can be tilted for
storing opened bottles.
0 1. To do this pull the bottle rack for-
ward until it can be tilted
upwards, then slide the front support into the next level up.
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Interior Accessories
FRESH Box
The temperature in the FRESH Box is somewhat lower than in the rest
of the fridge. It is therefore especially suitable for storing meat, fish
and chilled meals. The FRESH Box can be pulled out, by lifting up the
front cover of the box.
Variable Inner Door
The door compartments can be pulled up and removed, and inserted at
other positions as needed.
Bottle Holder
Some models are equipped with a
bottle holder in the bottle compartment. This is used to prevent
individual bottles from falling over
and can be slid sideways.
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Proper Storage
The cooling fans ensure an even temperature distribution in the fridge.
Foods with different perishability can
therefore be arranged on the shelves as
you like, without having to take into
account the different temperature
zones which usually occur. The temperature on the shelf above the fruit and
vegetable drawer is somewhat higher
than the fridge temperature set. The
example arrangement opposite shows
possible ways of storing food.
Important! Do not place foods too
closely in front of the vents at the rear
of the appliance as the foods might
freeze.
In order to check the temperature in
the refrigerator compartment you can
carry out the following test yourself:
0 1. Place a cup of water in the centre of the said shelf with a thermometer
inside.
2. Leave the fridge door closed overnight and check the temperature first
thing in the morning.
3. At this point the temperature should read no more than 5 °C; if it does,
you need to adjust the temperature control knob to a colder setting.
For further information on keeping food cool and safe a guide
published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is available
and can be obtained free of charge by contacting:
Foodsense, London SE99 7TT. Tel: 0645 556000
Tip: Food stored in the refrigerator compartment should always be
covered or packed so that they do not dry out, lose their flavour, or
transfer their flavour to any other refrigerated food.
The following are suitable for packing:
– polyethylene bags;
– plastic containers with lids;
– special plastic covers with rubber retainers;
– aluminium foil.
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Proper Storage
To obtain the best performance from your refrigerator/freezer:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
freezer as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
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Freezing
Warning!
• Before foods are frozen, the actual temperature in the freezer
compartment must be -18 °C or colder.
• Please observe indicated freezing capacity on the rating plate. The
freezing capacity represents the maximum amount of fresh goods
that can be frozen within 24 hours. If you freeze goods on several
days, one after the other, freeze amounts equal to 2/3 to 3/4 of the
capacity indicated on the rating plate.
• Thawed foods which have not been processed further (cooked into
meals) may not under any circumstances be frozen a second time.
0 1. For freezing the maximum capacity press the FROSTMATIC button 24
hours prior to freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller quantities. Yellow
indicator lights up.
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The FROSTMATIC button need not be pressed for freezing of small
quantities of up to 3 kg.
2. All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do not
dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of
other frozen goods occurs.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods.
3. Place packaged goods in the drawers. Unfrozen goods may not come
into contact with already frozen goods, otherwise the frozen goods
may start to thaw.
Tips:
• The following are suitable for the packaging of frozen goods:
– freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;
– plastic containers for frozen foods;
– extra-thick aluminium foil
• The following are suitable for sealing bags and wraps:
plastic clips, rubber bands or adhesive tape.
• Press air out of bags and wraps before sealing, because air
encourages drying of frozen goods.
• Make flat packages, because these freeze more quickly.
• Do not fill plastic containers for frozen foods to the brim with liquid
or paste-like goods, because liquids expand during freezing.
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Frozen Storage
Warning! Before initial loading of the freezer compartment with
previously frozen goods, the required storage temperature of -18 °C
must be reached.
• Load freezer only with packaged frozen goods, so that they do not
dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of
other frozen goods can occur.
• Please observe maximum storage times and expiry dates of frozen
goods.
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When possible store frozen goods separately according to type in
drawers.
Preparation of Ice Cubes
0 1. Fill ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water and place in the freezer tray
or a drawer and allow to freeze.
2. To remove the finished ice cubes twist the ice cube tray or hold under
running water for a short time.
Warning! Do not, under any circumstances, free an ice tray which is
frozen to the appliance with pointed or sharp edged objects. Use a
spoon-handle or similar object.
Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar
• The symbols on the drawers
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. The lower value applies to foods with
high fat content.
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Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant
is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling
plate/evaporator.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round
and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the
compressor.
• A thermostat controls the compressor and you will hear a faint click
when the thermostat cuts in and out.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your refrigerator/freezer:
• Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
• Do not store food uncovered.
• Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your
freezer as short as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air to circulate
around each item.
2 Energy Saving Advice
• Do not install the appliance 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 appliance are not obstructed.
• Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before
placing in the freezer.
• 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.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT
the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
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Warning!
• Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products, wax polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or
alcohol.
• Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock! Hot
vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
• The appliance must be dry before it is placed back into service.
Attention!
• Ethereal oils and organic solvents can attack plastic parts, e. g.
– lemon juice or the juice from orange peals;
– butyric acid;
– cleansers which contain acetic acid.
Do not allow such substances to come into contact with appliance
parts.
• Do not use any abrasive cleansers.
3
If the refrigerator only is to be cleaned, press the FROSTMATIC button
several hours in advance, in order to build up sufficient chill reserve in
the freezer compartment for the interruption in service. Do not open
the freezer compartment door.
0 1. About 12 hours prior to cleaning push the FROSTMATIC button, in order
to build up sufficient chill reserve for the interruption in operation.
Caution! Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze
to the goods.
2. Remove frozen goods, pack them in several layers of newspaper, cover
them and store them in a cool place.
3. Switch off refrigerator and freezer and remove plug from the mains, or
switch off or turn out the circuit breaker or the fuse.
4. Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of
soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water).
5. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
6. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
2
Accumulation of dust at the condenser increases energy consumption.
For this reason carefully clean the condenser beneath the appliance
once a year with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
7. After everything is dry place appliance back into service.
Replacing the light bulb
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Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb
switch off the appliance and remove the mains plug.
Light bulb specifications:
1x Halogen 220-240 V, max. 25 W, socket: E 14 (Osram Halolux T; clear,
available from your local Service Force Centre)
0 1. To switch off the appliance press the ON/OFF button for 3 seconds. The
green illumination will go off.
2. Unplug from the mains.
3. To change the light bulb, open the
plastic cover by pressing the fastening upwards, then fold downwards.
4. Replace faulty light bulb.
5. Fold up the light bulb cover and let
it click into place.
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What to do if ...
Correcting Malfunctions
A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can rectify
yourself using the following instructions. Do not perform any other
work on the appliance if the following information does not provide
assistance in your specific case.
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Warning! Repairs to refrigerators/freezers may only be performed by
qualified service engineers. Improper repairs can give rise to significant
hazards for the user. If your appliance needs repairing, please contact
your specialist dealer or our Customer Service.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
Appliance is not switched
on.
Switch on the appliance.
Mains plug is not plugged
in or is loose.
Insert mains plug.
No power to the appliance. Fuse has blown or is defec- Check fuse, replace if
tive.
necessary.
Mains socket is defective.
Appliance cools too much.
Mains malfunctions are to
be corrected by an electrician.
Turn the temperature conTemperature is set too cold. trol knob to a warmer setting temporarily.
Please look in the " TemTemperature is not properly
perature Adjustment" secadjusted.
tion.
The food is too warm.
Door was open for an
extended period.
Open the door only as long
as necessary.
A large quantity of warm
food was placed in the
appliance within the last
24 hours.
Press the FROSTMATIC button. Turn the temperature
control knob to a colder
setting temporarily.
The appliance is near a
heat source.
Please look in the "Installation" section.
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Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
The freezer door has been
The red door warning indi- open for longer than
cator is flashing; the warn- 1 minute and/or the fridge
door has been open for
ing tone is sounding
longer than 4 minutes.
Switch off the warning
tone using the WARNING
OFF button. Do not leave
the door open for longer
than is necessary.
The red temperature warning indicator is flashing;
Temperature warning
the warning tone is sounding
Please refer to “Temperature Warning” section.
All the lamps are flashing
and a warning tone is
sounding
A fault in the appliance
Please contact AEG Service
Force. Do not open the
appliance doors again.
Interior illumination does
not function.
Light bulb is defective.
Important: The interior
Please refer to "Replacing
lighting switches off auto- the Light Bulb" section.
matically after 20 minutes.
Water in the vegetable
drawer
Wet vegetables have been
stored
The compressor does not
start immediately after
changing the temperature
setting.
This is normal, no error has The compressor starts after
occurred.
a period of time.
Noise
Appliance is not level.
Clean drawer and ensure
that vegetables are dry
before storing.
Readjust the front levelling
feet.
Refer to Normal Operating
Sounds
If after the above checks there is still a fault, call your local AEG Service
Force Centre.
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.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service
calls.
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Regulations, Standards, Guidelines
This appliance was designed for household use and was manufactured
in accordance with the appropriate standards. The necessary measures
in accordance with appliance safety legislation regulations (GSG),
accident prevention regulations for refrigeration appliances (VBG 20)
and the regulations of the German Society of Electrical Engineers (VDE)
were observed in the manufacture of this appliance.
The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks.
;
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines:
– 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines.
– 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989
(including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline
Technical Terminology
• Refrigerant
Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as
refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low,
that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can
cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
• Refrigerant Circuit
Closed circulation system that contains the refrigerant. The
refrigerant circuit comprises primarily of an evaporator, a compressor,
a condenser and pipe work.
• Evaporator
The refrigerant is evaporated in the evaporator. Similar to all other
liquids, refrigerant requires heat to evaporate. This heat is removed
from the interior of the appliance, as a result the interior is cooled.
The evaporator is therefore located inside the appliance or placed in
foam immediately behind the inner wall and thus not visible.
• Compressor
The compressor looks like a small drum. It is driven by a built-in
electric motor and is mounted on the base of the appliance at the
rear. The task of the compressor is to draw in vaporised refrigerant
from the evaporator, to compress it, and to pass it on to the
condenser.
• Condenser
The condenser normally has the form of a grid. The refrigerant
compressed in the compressor is liquefied in the condenser. During
this process, heat is released to the surrounding air at the surface of
the condenser. The condenser is mounted on the base of the
appliance.
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Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part
thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion 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 electricity or gas supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer’s operating and maintenance 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 Service Force Centre. Any appliance or
defective part replaced shall become the Company’s property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
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 which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental
agreements.
Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
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.
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France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Senlis
Nürnberg
Pordenone
Stockholm
+33 (0)3 44 62 29 29
+49 (0)800 234 7378
+39 (0)800 117511
+46 (0)8 672 53 60
UK
Slough
+44 (0)1753 219899
Service & Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact Service Force by telephoning:
08705 929 929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force
Centre covering your post code area.
For the adress of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit the website at
www.serviceforce.co.uk
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details
under the heading „What to do if.....“
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to give the
following details:
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)
• Model Name
• Model Number (PNC)
• Serial Number (S-No.)
5.
The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation
is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance or for further
information on AEG products please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our
website at www.aeg.co.uk.
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire, SL1 1DZ
Tel. 08705 350350 (*)
(*) Calls may be recorded for training purposes
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