AEG AIK2022R manual

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  • Brand: AEG
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: AIK2022R
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German

Table of Contents

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1. SAFETY INFORMATION...........................................................................................3
2. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................... 4
3. OPERATION.............................................................................................................. 6
4. DAILY USE..................................................................................................................7
5. HINTS AND TIPS....................................................................................................... 7
6. CARE AND CLEANING............................................................................................ 9
7. TROUBLESHOOTING.............................................................................................10
8. INSTALLATION....................................................................................................... 12
9. NOISES.................................................................................................................... 13
10. TECHNICAL INFORMATION...............................................................................14
11. GUARANTEE ........................................................................................................14
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The information can be found on the rating plate.
Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
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Before the installation and use of the appliance,
carefully read the supplied instructions. The
manufacturer is not responsible if an incorrect
installation and use causes injuries and damages. Always
keep the instructions with the appliance for future
1.1 Children and vulnerable people safety
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved.
• Do not let children play with the appliance.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
• Keep all packaging away from children.
1.2 General Safety
• This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and
other residential type environments
• Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
• Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the food
storage compartments of the appliance, unless they
are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
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• Do not use water spray and steam to clean the
• Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use
neutral detergents. Do not use abrasive products,
abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
• Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol
cans with a flammable propellant in this appliance.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
2.1 Installation
Only a qualified person must
install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged
• Obey the installation instruction
supplied with the appliance.
• Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always
wear safety gloves.
• Make sure the air can circulate around
the appliance.
• Wait at least 4 hours before
connecting the appliance to the
power supply. This is to allow the oil
to flow back in the compressor.
• Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
• The rear of the appliance must stand
against the wall.
• Do not install the appliance where
there is direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas
that are too humid or too colds, such
as the construction appendices,
garages or wine cellars.
• When you move the appliance, lift it
by the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
2.2 Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the electrical
information on the rating plate agrees
with the power supply. If not, contact
an electrician.
• Always use a correctly installed
shockproof socket.
• Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
• Make sure not to cause damage to
the electrical components (e.g. mains
plug, mains cable, compressor).
Contact the Service or an electrician
to change the electrical components.
• The mains cable must stay below the
level of the mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket only at the end of the
installation. Make sure that there is
access to the mains plug after the
• Do not pull the mains cable to
disconnect the appliance. Always pull
the mains plug.
2.3 Use
Risk of injury, burns,
electrical shock or fire.
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• Do not change the specification of
this appliance.
• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g.
ice cream makers) in the appliance
unless they are stated applicable by
the manufacturer.
• Be careful not to cause damage to
the refrigerant circuit. It contains
isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with a
high level of environmental
compatibility. This gas is flammable.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant
circuit, make sure that there are no
flames and sources of ignition in the
room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the
plastic parts of the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create
pressure on the drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and
liquid in the appliance.
• Do not put flammable products or
items that are wet with flammable
products in, near or on the appliance.
• Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has
been thawed.
• Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
2.4 Care and cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to
the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains
plug from the mains socket.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in the cooling unit. Only a qualified
person must do the maintenance and
the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the
appliance and if necessary, clean it. If
the drain is blocked, defrosted water
collects in the bottom of the
2.5 Disposal
Risk of injury or suffocation.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains supply.
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children
and pets to be closed inside of the
• The refrigerant circuit and the
insulation materials of this appliance
are ozone-friendly.
• The insulation foam contains
flammable gas. Contact your
municipal authority for information on
how to discard the appliance
• Do not cause damage to the part of
the cooling unit that is near the heat
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3.1 Control panel
1 2
4 3
1 Temperature indicator LED
2 FROSTMATIC indicator
4 Temperature regulator
ON/OFF button
3.2 Switching on
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
2. Touch the temperature regulator
button if all LED are off.
3.3 Switching off
Keep touching the temperature
regulator button for 3 seconds.
All indicators light off.
3.4 Temperature regulation
To operate the appliance, touch the
temperature regulator button until the
LED corresponding to the required
temperature lights up. Selection is
progressive, varying from 2 to 8°C.
At first button touch actual setting LED
keeps blinking.
Any time the button is touch the set
temperature is moved to 1 position .
Corresponding LED will blink for a while.
Touch the setting button until the
required temperature is selected. The set
will be fixed
Coldest setting: +2°C.
Warmest setting: +8°C.
A medium setting is
generally the most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be
chosen keeping in mind that the
temperature inside the appliance
depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• quantity of food stored
• appliance location.
3.5 FROSTMATIC function
You can activate FROSTMATIC function
by pressing the FROSTMATIC button.
The LED corresponding to the symbol
FROSTMATIC indicator lights up.
You can deactivate FROSTMATIC
function by pressing the FROSTMATIC
button again.
The FROSTMATIC indicator will light off.
This function stops
automatically after 52 hours.
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4.1 Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for
freezing fresh food and storing frozen
and deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food activate the
FROSTMATICfunction at least 24 hours
before placing the food to be frozen in
the freezer compartment.
The maximum amount of food that can
be frozen in 24 hours is specified on the
rating plate, a label located on the
inside of the appliance.
The freezing process lasts 24 hours:
during this period do not add other food
to be frozen.
When the freezing process is completed,
return to the required temperature (see
"FROSTMATIC Function").
4.2 Thawing
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to
being used, can be thawed at room
Small pieces may even be cooked still
frozen, directly from the freezer: in this
case, cooking will take longer.
4.3 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are
equipped with a series of supports so
that the shelves can be positioned as
4.4 Positioning the door
To permit storage of food packages of
various sizes, the door shelves can be
placed at different heights.
To make these adjustments proceed as
1. Gradually pull the shelf in the
direction of the arrows until it comes
2. Reposition the shelf as required.
Do not move the lower
door shelf to ensure
correct air circulation
5.1 Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
• A faint gurgling and bubbling sound
from coils sound when refrigerant is
• A whirring and pulsating sound from
the compressor when refrigerant is
• A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic
dilatation (a natural and not
dangerous physical phenomenon).
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• A faint click noise from the
temperature regulator when the
compressor switches on or off.
5.2 Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or
leave it open longer than absolutely
5.3 Hints for fresh food
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or
evaporating liquids in the refrigerator
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly
if it has a strong flavour
• position food so that air can circulate
freely around it
5.4 Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
• Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene
bags and place on the glass shelf
above the vegetable drawer.
• For safety, store in this way only one
or two days at the most.
• Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..:
these should be covered and may be
placed on any shelf.
• Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the
special drawer(s) provided.
• Butter and cheese: these should be
placed in special airtight containers or
wrapped in aluminium foil or
polythene bags to exclude as much
air as possible.
• Bottles: these need a cap and should
be stored on the door bottle shelf, or
(if equipped) on the bottle rack.
• Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic,
if not packed, must not be kept in the
5.5 Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the
freezing process, here are some
important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which
can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on
the rating plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours.
No further food to be frozen should
be added during this period;
• freeze only top quality, fresh and
thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to
enable it to be rapidly and completely
frozen and to make it possible
subsequently to thaw only the
quantity required;
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the
packages are airtight;
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to
touch food which is already frozen,
thus avoiding a rise in temperature of
the latter;
• lean foods store better and longer
than fatty ones; salt reduces the
storage life of food;
• water ices, if consumed immediately
after removal from the freezer
compartment, can possibly cause the
skin to be freeze burnt;
• it is advisable to show the freezing in
date on each individual pack to
enable you to keep tab of the storage
5.6 Hints for storage of frozen
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially
frozen foodstuffs were adequately
stored by the retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are
transferred from the foodstore to the
freezer in the shortest possible time;
• not open the door frequently or leave
it open longer than absolutely
• once defrosted, food deteriorates
rapidly and cannot be refrozen;
• do not exceed the storage period
indicated by the food manufacturer.
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Refer to Safety chapters.
6.1 Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned
• clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
• regularly check the door seals and
wipe clean to ensure they are clean
and free from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents,
abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products
or wax polishes to clean the
interior as this will damage
the surface and leave a
strong odour.
Take care of not to damage
the cooling system.
Clean the condenser and the compressor
at the back of the appliance with a brush.
This operation will improve the
performance of the appliance and save
electricity consumption.
6.2 Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first
time, wash the interior and all internal
accessories with lukewarm water and
some neutral soap so as to remove the
typical smell of a brand-new product,
then dry thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or
abrasive powders, as these
will damage the finish.
6.3 Defrosting of the
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator
compartment every time the motor
compressor stops, during normal use.
The defrost water drains out through a
trough into a special container at the
back of the appliance, over the motor
compressor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the
defrost water drain hole in the middle of
the refrigerator compartment channel to
prevent the water overflowing and
dripping onto the food inside.
6.4 Defrosting the freezer
Never use sharp metal tools
to scrape off frost from the
evaporator as you could
damage it.
A temperature rise of the
frozen food packs, during
defrosting, may shorten their
safe storage life.
Do not use a mechanical
device or any artificial means
to speed up the thawing
process other than those
recommended by the
A certain amount of frost will always form
on the freezer shelves and around the
top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
1. Pull out the plug from the wall socket
or switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in
several layers of newspaper and put
it in a cool place
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Do not touch frozen
goods with wet hands.
Hands can freeze to the
3. Open the door.
In order to speed up the defrosting
process, place a pot of warm water in
the freezer compartment. In addition,
remove pieces of ice that break away
before defrosting is complete.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry
the interior thoroughly.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to
obtain the maximum coldness and
run the appliance for two or three
hours using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food
into the compartment.
6.5 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
• Disconnect the appliance from
electricity supply
• Remove all food
• Defrost (if foreseen) and clean the
appliance and all accessories
• Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on,
ask somebody to check it
once in a while to prevent
the food inside from spoiling
in case of a power failure.
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 What to do if...
Problem Possible cause Solution
The appliance does not op-
The appliance is switched
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not con-
nected to the mains socket
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electrical
appliance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy. The appliance is not sup-
ported properly.
Check if the appliance stands
The lamp does not work. The lamp is in stand-by. Close and open the door.
The lamp does not work. The lamp is defective. Contact the nearest Author-
ised Service Centre.
The compressor operates
Temperature is set incor-
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Many food products were
put in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then
check the temperature again.
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Problem Possible cause Solution
The room temperature is
too high.
Refer to climate class chart on
the rating plate.
Food products placed in
the appliance were too
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before stor-
The FROSTMATIC function
is switched on.
Refer to "FROSTMATIC func-
The compressor does not
start immediately after
pressing the FROSTMATIC,
or after changing the tem-
This is normal, no error has
The compressor starts after a
period of time.
Water flows inside the refrig-
The water outlet is clog-
Clean the water outlet.
Food products prevent
that water flows into the
water collector.
Make sure that food products
do not touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the floor. The melting water outlet is
not connected to the
evaporative tray above the
Attach the melting water out-
let to the evaporative tray.
Temperature cannot be set. The FROSTMATIC or
COOLMATIC function is
switched on.
Switch off FROSTMATIC or
COOLMATIC manually, or wait
until the function resets auto-
matically to set the tempera-
ture. Refer to "FROSTMATIC
or COOLMATIC function".
The temperature in the ap-
pliance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator
is not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower tempera-
The door is not closed cor-
Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' tem-
perature is too high.
Let the food products temper-
ature decrease to room tem-
perature before storage.
Many food products are
stored at the same time.
Store less food products at the
same time.
The door has been
opened often.
Open the door only if necessa-
The FROSTMATIC function
is switched on.
Refer to "FROSTMATIC func-
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If the advice does not lead
to the desired result, contact
the nearest Authorised
Service Centre.
7.2 Replacing the lamp
The appliance is equipped with a longlife
LED interior light.
Only service is allowed to replace the
lighting device. Contact your Authorised
Service Centre.
7.3 Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
3. If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the Authorised
Service Centre.
Refer to Safety chapters.
8.1 Positioning
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate
class indicated on the rating plate of the
Ambient temperature
SN +10°C to + 32°C
N +16°C to + 32°C
ST +16°C to + 38°C
T +16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems
might occur for some types
of models when operating
outside of that range. The
correct operation can only
be guaranteed within the
specified temperature
range. If you have any
doubts regarding where to
install the appliance, please
turn to the vendor, to our
customer service or to the
nearest Service Centre
8.2 Electrical connection
• Before plugging in, ensure that the
voltage and frequency shown on the
rating plate correspond to your
domestic power supply.
• The appliance must be earthed. The
power supply cable plug is provided
with a contact for this purpose. If the
domestic power supply socket is not
earthed, connect the appliance to a
separate earth in compliance with
current regulations, consulting a
qualified electrician.
• The manufacturer declines all
responsibility if the above safety
precautions are not observed.
• This appliance complies with the
E.E.C. Directives.
8.3 Ventilation requirements
The airflow behind the appliance must
be sufficient.
5 cm min.
200 cm2
200 cm2
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There are some sounds during normal running (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
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10.1 Technical data
Dimensions of the recess
Height mm 1225
Width mm 560
Depth mm 550
Rising time Hours 12
Voltage Volts 230 - 240
Frequency Hz 50
The technical information are situated in
the rating plate, on the external or
internal side of the appliance and in the
energy label.
Customer Service Centres
Point of Service
Industriestrasse 10
5506 Mägenwil
Le Trési 6
1028 Préverenges
Via Violino 11
6928 Manno
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Point of Service
Morgenstrasse 131
3018 Bern
Zürcherstrasse 204E
9000 St. Gallen
Seetalstrasse 11
6020 Emmenbrücke
St. Jakob-Turm Birsstrasse 320B
4052 Basel
Comercialstrasse 19
7000 Chur
Spare parts service Industriestrasse 10,
5506 Mägenwil, Tel. 0848 848 111
Specialist advice/Sale Badenerstrasse
587, 8048 Zürich, Tel. 044 405 81 11
Warranty For each product we provide a
two-year guarantee from the date of
purchase or delivery to the consumer
(with a guarantee certificate, invoice or
sales receipt serving as proof). The
guarantee covers the costs of materials,
labour and travel. The guarantee will
lapse if the operating instructions and
conditions of use are not adhered to, if
the product is incorrectly installed, or in
the event of damage caused by external
influences, force majeure, intervention by
third parties or the use of non-genuine
Recycle the materials with the symbol .
Put the packaging in applicable
containers to recycle it. Help protect the
environment and human health and to
recycle waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose appliances
marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to
your local recycling facility or contact
your municipal office.
For Switzerland:
Where should you take your
old equipment?
Anywhere that sells new
equipment or hand it in to
official SENS collection
points or official SENS
recycling firms.
The list of official SENS
collection points can be
found at
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