Aqua Fountain
Instructions for Use
These instructions refer to the Breville Water Filter/Chillers AF5 and AF6
Congratulations on the purchase of your Breville BRITA Aqua Fountain chiller.
In the unlikely event of experiencing any difficulties, call:
BRITA Customer Careline: 0844 7424800 for expert advice
(Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm. Local rates apply)
Also remember to REGISTER your chiller online or by the enclosed card
Detailed instructions are included but for a quick set up, follow these key tips:
Before use, make sure water tanks are thoroughly washed and that water is
flushed through the entire chiller system (the removable bottom plug will aid
this). See page 4 for full instructions.
For optimum taste and filtration speed, ensure your BRITA Maxtra cartridge is
properly prepared before insertion into the top water tank. See page 5 for full
When positioning the Aqua Fountain ensure it has a minimum of 15cm clearance
for the ventillation slots at the back for efficient air circulation and maximum water
cooling performance. See page 4 for full instructions.
Use a jug to fill the tanks with cold water and take care not to spill down the tank
sides or fill beyond the MAX FILL LEVEL. Add the water until all tanks are full.
To prevent air locks in the internal chilled water tank, depress the dispense lever
until the water flows out. See page 6 for full instructions.
Keep your Aqua Fountain out of direct sunlight and away from any heat sources.
See page 6 for full instructions.
Cooling time will vary depending on your ambient and water temperature. See
page 6 for full instructions.
Fig 1
6. ON/OFF switch
1. BRITA Memo - cartridge exchange
7. Red power on indicator
2. Upper water tank cover
8. Chilled water indicator
3. Hinged lid
9. Water dispenser lever
4. 1 litre upper water tank
10. 1 litre chilled filtered water tank
5. 2 litre filtered water tank
11. BRITA MAXTRA water filter
5. Position the water filter/chiller on a
stable flat surface, close to a mains
power socket, not in direct sunlight
and out of the reach of children.
Before using your water filter/chiller for
the first time, it is recommended that the
unit is flushed through with fresh water.
Please ensure that you read the following
instructions before flushing your water
filter/chiller several times.
6. Make sure that there is sufficient
space around the water filter/chiller
to allow the heat extracted during
the chilling process to dissipate.
Leave a gap of at least 15 cm
between the ventilation slots on the
rear of the chiller and any wall or
1. Remove your water filter/chiller
carefully from the box. You may wish
to store the packaging for future use.
2. Check the contents:
Water filter/chiller
BRITA MAXTRA water filter cartridge
User guide
BRITA brochure
BRITA registration card
Do not plug the unit in or install the
filter cartridge yet.
7. Lift the hinged lid and using a
suitable jug, pour 2 litres of clean
water into the tank. Place a glass
under the dispenser and push the
dispensing lever back to drain all of
the water. It may take some time for
the water to initially flow through.
3. Wash the clear plastic lid, upper and
filtered water tanks in warm soapy
water, rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. Reassemble the tanks as shown
8. Repeat this process one more time.
Upper water tank
Upper water tank
Filtered water
Chilled and filtered
water tank
1. Place the upper tank on a suitable
bowl or jug. Fill with cold tap water
up to the MAX FILL LEVEL mark on
the upper water tank and allow the
water to filter through.
1. Remove the cartridge from its
wrapping (it is normal for the cartridge
to appear moist during storage - this
is simply condensation).
2. Immerse the cartridge in cold water
and agitate gently to remove any air
Maximum fill level mark
There is no need to pre-soak this
cartridge before use.
Discard the first two fillings. These
first two fillings are used to flush the
filter cartridge. Place the upper tank
back into the unit.
3. Remove the lid from the upper water
4. Insert the filter cartridge into the water
tank as shown below. Push it firmly
into place. When correctly fitted, the
cartridge should remain in place
when the tank is turned upside down.
2. Replace the upper water tank lid.
3. Press and hold the START button on
the BRITA Memo on the lid until all of
the bars on the display appear and
flash twice, see “Using the Memo
function” on page 8.
When it is time to replace the cartridge
after 4 weeks use, simply lift the ring
pull handle on top of the cartridge to
remove. The cartridge may be
disposed of in household waste or
contact the BRITA-Care customer
service for advice on recycling
4. Plug the unit into the mains supply.
Press the chiller ON/OFF switch on
the front of the unit. The switch will
illuminate and the machine will begin
to chill the water.
1. Lift the hinged lid and using a
suitable jug, carefully pour water into
the tank up to the MAX FILL LEVEL.
This may take some time due to the
action of the filter.
5. Dispense 2 litres of water from the
unit to remove any unfiltered water
from the unit that was used to prepare
the chiller as instructed on page 4.
6. Within approximately 3 hours the blue
indicator on the front of the unit will
light indicating that the water has
chilled to approximately 10 O C,
although this may take longer in very
hot weather. The indicator will cycle
on and off as the unit maintains its
temperature, but the unit will continue
to chill the water down to 8OC then
stop. If the water temperature rises
above 8OC the unit will start to chill
2. Keep adding water until all the tanks
are full. Water flows through the
cartridge at a set rate. This is to
achieve the best possible filtration.
Because of this it may take some time
to fill all the tanks on first use. During
normal use top up the tanks regularly.
We recommend that the water chiller
be kept out of direct sunlight and away
from any heat source.
7. Place a glass under the dispenser
and push the lever back to dispense
After filling, it is important to vent any
air in the unit otherwise the chiller will
not function correctly. Do this by
pressing the dispensing lever until
the water flows from the dispenser
without any air bubbles present. Once
the water is clear of any air bubbles,
the dispensing lever may be released.
Top up the water tank if necessary.
It is normal for the indicator to go off
when water is drawn. Water inside
the unit will remain chilled but the
indicator will not come on again until
the optimum temperature has been
3. Close the hinged lid.
8. Top up the water tank as necessary.
For optimum enjoyment, we recommend
that if your water chiller has not been
used for 1 day or more, you first draw half
a glass of water and dispose of it. It is
possible to use the unit without power
but the water will not be chilled.
Remember that water is a foodstuff.
Please consume filtered water within 2
There is a risk of leakage from the
split joint between the top tank and
filtered water tank. This may occur if
the unit is moved or disturbed when
both tanks are at maximum capacity.
To avoid leakage, draw off water using
the lever to empty the top tank so that
it does not overflow when moved.
To empty filtered water from the system,
use the plug in the base of the chiller as
instructed in the storage section on page
Water is not dispensed:
When replacing the bottom 2 litre filtered
water tank, please ensure that there is
no water in the inner well (illustrated
Make sure that there is water in the
Air trapped in the filter cartridge may
stop water flowing into the filtered
water tank. The cartridge must be
immersed in cold water and agitated
to removed any air bubbles before
Filter is blocked. Replace.
Air can become trapped in the
internal tank. Press the dispensing
lever until clear water dispenses
without any air bubbles. This may
take some time.
Inner well
Chiller light tuning off and on:
If there is water present, dispense the
water using the lever until the well is
Should water spill from the tank it is not
dangerous. Do not grasp or pull on the
tank sections to move or reposition the
The chiller light will not stay on
permanently. It will cycle on and off
as the temperature of the water is
It is important to change your BRITA
water filter cartridge regularly to enjoy
the benefits of BRITA filtered water. The
BRITA Memo system automatically
reminds you when your water filter
cartridge needs to be changed.
When you have fitted and prepared your
water filter cartridge, start the Memo
system as follows:
Press and hold the start button until
four bars appear in the display and
flash twice. The Memo is now set.
The flashing dot in the bottom right
corner of the display will show that
the Memo is working.
Every week one bar will disappear to
indicate the remaining cartridge life.
When only one bar is showing, check
that you have a replacement BRITA
MAXTRA water filter cartridge
After four weeks, all four bars will
disappear and a flashing arrow will
appear to indicate that the filter
cartridge should be replaced.
Insert a new BRITA water filter
cartridge (as described under
“Changing the BRITA MAXTRA Filter
Cartridge” on page 9) and restart the
Memo as described above.
Please note: The Memo system is only
intended for use with BRITA filter
The filter cartridge will need to be
changed approximately once per month.
7. Follow the instructions in “Preparing
the Filter Cartridge” on page 5.
1. Switch the water filter/chiller off and
disconnect from the mains supply.
8. Insert the BRITA MAXTRA filter
cartridge into its receptacle in the
upper water tank.
2. Using the dispenser, (as described
in Cleaning and Maintenance on
page 10) completely drain the water
from the tanks.
9. Replace the upper water tank lid.
10. Restart the BRITA Memo system as
described in “Using the BRITA Memo
Function” on page 8.
3. Remove the upper water tank cover.
4. Pull the BRITA MAXTRA filter cartridge
out of the unit and discard it.
11. Lift the hinged lid and refill the tanks.
12. Close the hinged lid.
5. Wash the lid and tanks in warm
soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.
13. Plug the unit into the mains and press
the chiller ON/OFF switch on the front
of the unit and wait for the water to
6. Remove the new BRITA MAXTRA filter
cartridge from its wrapping.
The cartridge and inside wrapper may
be moist - this is simply condensation.
Always make sure you have spare
cartridges to hand. When buying
cartridges look for the BRITA MAXTRA
symbol on the cartridge packaging to
find the correct filter cartridge in store.
9. To flush through the system pour
approximately 2 litres of water into
the tank, depress the dispensing
lever until water starts to come out of
the dispensing nozzle, and then
empty using the drain plug at the
bottom of the unit over a sink or large
container. Replace the drain plug.
The outer casing of your water filter chiller
can be cleaned using a soft damp cloth
and a non-abrasive cleaner.
It is important that the inside of the chiller
is cleaned regularly. We recommend
that this is done at least monthly e.g.
when changing the Maxtra cartridge. Also,
ensure that the dispensing nozzle is
cleaned regularly.
10. Your chiller is now ready to use. Fill
the chiller tanks with tap water as per
chiller instructions, plug the unit into
the socket and turn on. Use the chiller
as normal.
Cleaning Instructions
1. Disconnect the chiller from the
electrical socket and drain all the
water by unscrewing the drain plug
on the bottom of the unit over a sink
or large container.
2. When empty of water replace the
drain plug.
If you are not going to use your water filter
chiller for an extended time disconnect
the unit from the mains and drain the
water using the drain plug at the bottom
of the unit over a sink or large container.
3. Remove the lid and top up the water
tank, leaving the bottom water tank
in place.
Remove the filter cartridge and discard.
Leave the lid off and allow the unit to dry
4. Pour approximately 2 litres of water
into the bottom tank, and add a nontainting sterilising fluid such as Milton
(following manufacturer’s guidelines
for dilution).
If the chiller has not been used for an
extended time, follow the internal
cleaning instructions above before
5. Depress dispensing lever until fluid
starts to come out of the dispensing
6. Stop depressing the lever when the
fluid comes through the nozzle.
7. Leave the fluid to stand in the chiller
as recommended by the fluid
manufacturers instructions (normally
approximately 10/15 minutes).
8. Drain the chiller using the drain plug
at the bottom of the unit over a sink or
large container. Replace the drain
Drain Plug
✘ Never use this appliance outdoors.
✘ Never use this appliance for other
than the intended use. This appliance
is for household use only.
✘ Never immerse any part of the
appliance, cordset or plug in water or
any other liquid to protect against
electrical hazards.
✘ Never use harsh, abrasive or caustic
cleaners to clean this appliance.
✘ Never let the cable hang over the edge
of the worktop, touch hot surfaces or
become knotted.
✘ Never place this appliance on or near
a hot gas or electric burner or where it
could touch a heated oven or microwave
✘ Never operate any appliance with a
damaged cable or plug or after an
appliance malfunction or if it has been
damaged in any manner.
✘ Never keep the appliance in an
environment below 0oC. Water in the unit
will freeze and cause damage.
✘ Never use any attachment or
accessory not supplied with the
appliance or not recommended by the
appliance manufacturer.
✘ Never fill the water tank with any liquid
other than water.
✘ Never use the water filter/chiller
without a water filter cartridge fitted. The
Breville water filter/chiller is designed
to be used with the BRITA MAXTRA filter
✘ Never attempt to filter untreated, raw
water or water of unknown quality. This
water filter cartridge must only be used
with municipally treated tap water.
✓ Always ensure hands are dry before
handling the plug or switching on the
✓ Always use the appliance on a
secure, dry level surface.
✓ Always unwind the power cord before
✓ Always carry out regular checks of
the supply cord to ensure no damage
is evident. Should there be any signs
that the cord is damaged in the slightest
degree, the entire appliance should be
returned to the Customer Service
✓ Always allow 15 cm of air space
above and on all sides for air circulation.
Do not allow the appliance to touch
curtains, wall coverings, clothing,
dishtowels or other flammable
materials during use.
✓ Always use BRITA MAXTRA water
filter cartidges.
✓ Always unplug the appliance from the
mains power supply socket before filling
with water, after use, and before
✓ Always return the appliance after a
malfunction, or if it has been damaged
in any manner to the Customer Service
Department for examination, repair or
adjustment as special purpose tools
are required.
✓ Always ensure that the filter is
securely positioned.
✓ Always reset the BRITA Memo after
changing the filter.
✓ Always Remember that water is a
foodstuff. Please consume filtered water
within 2 days. To empty filtered water
form the unit please use plug in the
base of chiller as instructed in the
storage section on page 10.
✓ Always Clean the inside and
dispenser of the chiller at least every 23 weeks.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
If this appliance is fitted with a rewirable BS1363, 13 amp plug, the fuse should be
rated at 3 amps and be ASTA approved to BS1362. However if the plug is unsuitable,
it should be dismantled and removed from the supply cord and an appropriate plug
fitted as detailed below.
If this appliance is fitted with a moulded BS1363 13 amp plug, the fuse should be
rated at 3 amps and be ASTA approved to BS1362. If the fuse in a non-rewirable plug
needs to be changed, the fuse cover must be refitted. The appliance must not be
used without the fuse cover fitted.
In the event of the plug being unsuitable, it should be changed and an appropriate
plug fitted as detailed below. If you remove the plug it must not be connected to a 13
amp socket and the plug must be disposed of immediately.
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wires of the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
The wire which is coloured GREEN & YELLOW must be connected to the terminal
in your plug which is marked with an E or by the EARTH SYMBOL
The wire which is coloured BLUE
must be connected to the
terminal in your plug which is
marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured
BROWN must be connected to
the terminal in your plug which
is marked with the letter L or
coloured RED.
If any other plug is used, a 3 amp
fuse must be fitted either in the
plug or adaptor or at the
distributor board.
or coloured
Plug should be BS1363/A approved
Fit a 3 Amp fuse
3 Amp
Ensure that the outer sheath of the cable
is firmly held by the clamp
These appliances are built to the very highest of standards. There are no userserviceable parts. Follow these steps if the unit fails to operate:
Check instructions have been followed correctly.
Check fuse has not blown.
Check mains supply is functional.
If the appliance will still not operate, return the appliance to the place it was
purchased for a replacement. To return the appliance to the Customer Service
Department, follow the steps below:
1. Pack it carefully (preferably in the original carton). Ensure unit is clean.
2. Enclose your name and address and quote model number AF7 on all
3. Give the reason why you are returning it.
4. If within the guarantee period, state when and where it was purchased and
include proof of purchase (eg. till receipt).
5. Send it to our Customer Service Department at the address below:
Customer Service Department
Pulse Home Products Limited
Vine Mill, Middleton Road,
OL2 5LN, UK.
Telephone: 0161 621 6900 Fax: 0161 626 0391
6. For BRITA/MAXTRA water filter cartridge and BRITA Memo queries, contact BRITA
Customer Care Services on:
Telephone: 0870 487 1000
This product is guaranteed for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase against
mechanical and electrical defects.
This guarantee is only valid if the appliance is used solely for domestic purposes
in accordance with the instructions provided, that it is not connected to an unsuitable
electricity supply, dismantled or interfered with in any way or damaged through
misuse. Under this guarantee we undertake to repair or replace free of charge any
parts found to be defective.
Nothing in this guarantee or the instructions relating to the product excludes, restricts
or otherwise affects your statutory rights.
In line with our policy of continuous development, we reserve the right to change this
product, packaging and documentation without notice.
This product is manufactured to comply with the radio interference requirements of
EEC directive 93/68 EEC.
The Maxtra cartridge in the chiller is 100% recyclable. Look out for BRITA recycling
points in major retailers or visit for more information.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
WEEE is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK, growing by at least 5% each
year. The UK public alone dispose of over 1.2 million tonnes of electrical and
electronic waste every year; this would fill the new Wembley Stadium 6 times over.
Much of the UK’s electronic waste ends up in landfill sites. It has been estimated
that landfill space in the UK will run out within the next 10 years if we do not increase
the amount of waste we recycle.
WEEE that is not recycled can have negative impacts on soil, air and water quality
which can lead to environmental damage and which can also lead to negative
impacts on human and animal health.
Recycling household electrical equipment – regulations
With effect from July 2007, the UK’s Waste electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) Regulation require that all producers of electrical equipment are now
obliged to pay for recycling of household electrical goods, where previously this bill
was met by councils or items were not recycled at all. These regulations also require
that all retailers both actively assist in delivering a UK wide WEEE collection
infrastructure and encourage the participation of consumers in recycling electronic
So that you can get your waste electrical goods recycled, we have contributed
towards a national fund to assist local councils to further develop their existing waste
electronics collection facilities, which will in turn allow producers of this equipment
to meet their obligations.
The Crossed out Wheeled Bin Symbol
All new electrical and electronic equipment should be marked with the crossed out
wheeled bin, which aims to encourage you to separate out WEEE from other
household waste and to dispose of it at a recycling facility.
For advice on all aspects of recycling, to find out how to minimise your effect on the
environment and locate your nearest recycling facilities for electronic waste please
visit and use the recycle-more bank locator. also offers top tip and advice on all aspects of recycling, making
it easier and quicker to protect our environment and recycle-more!
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