Electrolux EUT 1245 Specifications

EUT 1245
A/E/26-2. (05.)
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
The symbol on the product or on its packaging 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 your
local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
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
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstances should a damaged appliance be
Ice lollies can cause 'frost/freezer burns' if
installed. In the event of damage please contact
consumed straight from the freezer.
your retailer.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
moving it.
Bottles and cans must not be placed int the
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
freezer they can burst when the contents freeze.
to modify this product in any way.
Manufacturers' recommended storage times
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
should be adhered to. Refer to relevant
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is
damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available
and Cleaning
from your local Service Force Centre.
always switch off the appliance
Make sure that the power plug has not been
the electrical supply.
squashed or damaged during transit.
pull the plug from the
- A damaged power plug may overheat and cause a
the cable.
As you unpack the appliance, check carefully
This product should be serviced by an authorised
for any signs of transit damage.
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
Do not place heavy articles or the
fridge/freezer itself on the power cord.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
- There is a risk of a short circuit and fire.
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
Do not remove the power cord by pulling on its
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
lead, particularly when the fridge/freezer is
serious malfunctioning. Contact your local
being pulled out of its niche.
Service Force Centre.
- Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire
the end of the Appliance Life
and/or electric shock.
When disposing of your appliance use an
- If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
authorised disposal site.
by a certified service agent or qualified service
Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert
the power plug.
being trapped inside.
- There is a risk of electric shock or fire.
Safety precautions for isobutane
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
The refrigerant isobutane (R 600a) is contained
competent person.
within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a
Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
natural gas with a high level of environmental
Whenever possible, the back of the appliance should
compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
be close to a wall, but leaving the required distance for
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance
ventilation, as stated in the installation instructions.
enclosure or in the built-in structure, clear of
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
Do not use mechanical devices or other means
the refrigerant to settle.
to accelerate the defrosting process, other than
Child Safety
those recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
play with the product.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
Keep packaging materials away from children, to
storage compartments of the appliance.
prevent the risk of suffocation!
During Use
The Appliance and the Environment
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
This appliance does not contain gases which could
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It is
damage the ozone layer.
not intended for commercial or industrial use.
Avoid damaging the cooling unit.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can leak
The packaging used on this appliance marked with
at low temperatures. Do not store any containers
symbol is recyclable.
with flammable materials, such as spray cans, fire
extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the freezer.
Keep this instruction book for future reference
Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
and ensure it is passed on to any new owner.
thawed out.
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Guide to use the instruction book
Technical Specifications
Important Safety Information
Instructions for the User
General Information
Description of the Appliance
Installing the Appliance
Transportation, Unpacking
Ventilation Requirements
Indicator Lights
Fast Freeze Facility
Basket Storage
Freezer Tray
Door Reversal
Electrical Connection
Using the Appliance
Before Use
To Start the Appliance
Thermostat Control
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Making Ice Cubes
Hints and Tips
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal cleaning
External cleaning
When the appliance is not in use
Something Not Working
Service and Spare Parts
Customer Care Department
Guarantee Conditions
General information
This appliance is designed for the freezing and
storage of frozen food in a domestic home.
To ensure correct operation, the appliance should
be located where the ambient temperature is
between 16-32 °C.
Description of the Appliance
1. Freezing tray (with 1 ice tray)
6. Defrost water outlet
2. Freezing compartment
7. Adjustable feet
3. Storing compartments (wire baskets)
8. Door gasket
4. Rating Plate
9. Thermostat
5. Control Panel
10. Air grid
A) Green Indicator Light
11. Condenser
B) Red Indicator Light
12. Air circulation
C) Yellow Indicator Light and Freezer Switch
13. Compressor
D) Thermostat control
Indicator Lights
The indicator lights are situated in the control panel.
A.)Green Indicator Light
When the appliance is switched on at the mains the
green indicator light will glow and continue to glow
until the appliance is switched off at the mains.
B.)Red Indicator Light
A few hours after starting up the red indicator light
will go out to show that the correct temperature has
been reached for the setting chosen and will stay
out to indicate that everything is in order.
It will come on if the freezer temperature rises
unduly for instance, after opening the freezer door
or placing food inside the cabinet, but the light
should go out again when the temperature returns
to the correct storage level.
C.)Yellow Indicator Light and Freezer Switch
In the switched-on state of the switch (pops up and
lights by pressing) the compressor operates
continuously thus providing for the coldest interior
temperature - achievable by the freezer - needed
for freezing.
D.)Thermostat Control
This knob is provided for setting and changing the
temperature inside the appliance.
Basket Storage
Frozen food should be stored in the two lower baskets
and the top compartment used for fast freezing.
Freezer Tray
The freezer tray is particularly suitable for open
freezing, for example strawberries, raspberries etc.
Using the Appliance
Before Use
Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash
inside the appliance with lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0,5 litre of water). Do not
use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products, wax
polishes or products containing alcohol.
) To Start the Appliance
1. Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hrs after
2. Plug in the appliance and switch on at the mains
3. Slide the 'fast freeze' switch to the right (yellow
indicator light will illuminate) and leave to run for 4
hours to allow the correct temperature to be
reached before placing food inside.
4. The red indicator light will also illuminate until the
correct temperature is reached.
5. When the appliance has reached the set
temperature and the red indicator light has gone
out slide the 'fast freeze' switch back to the left.
Thermostat Control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by the
thermostat situated on the control panel.
0 = Off
Turning the thermostat clockwise makes the
temperature progressively colder.
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is
frozen quickly and that the food already in the freezer
is heated as little as possible.
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
1. Slide the fast freeze switch (d) to the right 6-24
hours before placing the fresh food in the freezer,
the yellow light will illuminate. The compressor will
now run continuously, to ensure that the fresh food
is frozen as quickly as possible.
2. Place the food in the freezing compartment and
leave the 'fast freeze' switch on for a further 24
3. Then push the fast freezer switch again (the yellow
light will go out and the switch turns to its original
4. The freezing tray is suitable for freezing smaller
fruits (raspberry, strawberry, currant, etc.). Fruits
should be put on the tray in thin layers without
packaging. After freezing they can be packed and
sorted out then placed into the storing
If the 'fast freeze' switch is accidentally left on,
the freezer will not be damaged, but energy
will be wasted.
Frozen Food Storage
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least 4 hours with the 'fast freeze'
switch on before storing frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
Do not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than is necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause a low temperature skin
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer
will not be affected if the power cut is short and the
freezer is full. Do not open the lid. Should the food
begin to thaw it must be consumed quickly and
must not be re-frozen. (See Hints and Tips)
Deep frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in a fridge or at room temperature,
depending on the time available. Small food items may
even be cooked from frozen, in this case cooking will
take longer.
Any frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible, or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has not
been completely defrosted it can be cooked and then
Defrosted cooked food must never be
) To Make Ice Cubes
1. Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water,
place in the freezing compartment and leave to
2. To remove the cubes twist the tray or hold it
under running water for a few seconds.
Never try to free an ice tray that is frozen
to the freezer compartment by using
pointed or sharp edged objects.
Hints & Tips
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container
is advisable. When you arrive home, place the
frozen food in the freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow
air to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated
and labelled and used in date order to ensure
that food is consumed at its best.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty
food, salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium
freezing bags or foil so that they adhere to the
food and provide an airtight seal.
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could
indicate that the product has not been kept at a
suitable temperature and that it may have lost its
original quality. Partially thawed food must not be
refrozen, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage times indicated by the
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room
and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before
placing them in the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to the
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.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen foods, keep the door closed. If the
temperature within your freezer should rise, do not
refreeze the food without checking its condition.
The following guidelines should assist you:
Ice Cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be refrozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: Should be cooked and can then be
refrozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: Should also be cooked and refrozen as a
fresh dish.
Maint enance & Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is
carried out you must 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).
When the Appliance is not in
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all
foods and clean the appliance, leaving the door
open to prevent unpleasant smells.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as these will
damage the surface and leave a strong
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.
The freezer compartment will become
progressively covered with frost. This should be
removed with the special plastic scraper provided
whenever the thickness of frost exceeds 6 mm
During this operation it is not necessary to switch
off the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried
out and it is advisable to perform this operation
when the appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting:
1. Disconnect the appliance from the electrical
supply. If the plug is inaccessible turn the
thermostat control knob to „0“.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap in several layers of
newspaper and store in a cool place.
3. Leave the door open.
4. Carefully draw the plastic drain spout out of the
lower part of the appliance according to the
direction of the arrow and place a tray of a suitable
size in the position shown.
5. During defrosting, push the defrost water
towards the edge of the cooling plates using a
dry cloth or a sponge. It will be collected at the
bottom of the appliance, from where it can be
diverted into the tray and then disposed of.
6. To accelerate the defrosting process place a
bowl of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer
and close the door.
7. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly, replace the drain spout and close
the door.
8. Turn the thermostat control knob back to a
medium setting and leave to run for at least 4
hours with the 'fast freeze' switch on.
9. Replace the previously removed food.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their safe storage
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as this could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
Something Not Working
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local
Electrolux Service Force Centre.
No power to the
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.
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 setting.
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
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
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
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
Telephone: 01 4090752.
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 Services Department
Major Appliances
Addington Way
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
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.
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
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.
All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
The product is installed and used in accordance
with our instructions and is only used
domestically, i.e. a normal household.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become the Company's property.
The product is installed taking into account
regulations in your new country.
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.
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
This Guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacemet 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
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Ins tr uctions f or the Ins t aller
Technical Specifications
Gross capacity (l)
Net capacity (l)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Depth (mm)
Energy consumption
Energy class, according to EU Standards
Freezing capacity (kg/24h)
Rising time (h)
Rated power (W)
Weight (kg)
EUT 1245
Installing the appliance
Transportation, unpacking
The appliance should be positioned in a well
ventilated, dry room.
The appliance and the interior fitting are protected for
Remove all packaging and any adhesive tape.
Energy use is affected by the ambient temperature.
The appliance should therefore:
Any remnants of adhesive can be removed using
white spirit.
not be installed next to radiators, cookers or
other sources of heat
After transportation the appliance must not be
switched on for 2 hours. This is to allow the
refrigerant to settle.
only be installed at a location where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
classification, for which the appliance is
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 dry thoroughly.
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or
cleaning products containing bleach or alcohol.
The climate classification can be found on the
serial plate.
The following table shows which ambient
temperature is correct for each climate
Climate Classification Ambient Temperature
+10 to +32 °C
+16 to +32 °C
+18 to +38 °C
Ventilation Requirements
The appliance must have adequate ventilation to
ensure correct operation.
Diagram shows the ventilation requirements when
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
The appliance must be level. Level the appliance by
adjusting the two adjustable feet (1) at the front of the
If required the washer (2) can be removed.
Door Reversal
If required the opening direction of the door can be
changed as follows:
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity
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.
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Take the door off.
Refit the upper hinge pin into the opposite location.
Fit the door in place on the hinge pin.
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.
Refit the bottom hinge plate assembly on the
opposite side, taking care that the edge of the door
is parallel with the side of the cabinet.
To reverse the handle proceed as follows:
Remove screw covers (if fitted) and handle retaining
screws. Remove blanking plugs on the opposite
side using a punch.
Relocate the handle to the opposite side and refit
retaining screws (covers if fitted), and push the
plastic plugs supplied with the instruction book into
the holes where the handle was previously fitted.
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:
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.
The plug must still be accessible after the
appliance has been installed.
The appliance should not be connected to the
electrical supply by means of an extension cable.
In case that the electrical cable has to be
replaced, please contact your local Service Force
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a
serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
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
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