AEG AUK1172R manual

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  • Brand: AEG
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: AUK1172R
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German, French, Italian

Table of Contents

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1. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
2. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
3. OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4. FIRST USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
5. DAILY USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
6. HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
7. CARE AND CLEANING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
8. WHAT TO DO IF… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
9. INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
10. NOISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
11. TECHNICAL DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Warning / Caution-Safety information
General information and tips
Environmental information
Subject to change without notice.
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In the interest of your safety and to en-
sure the correct use, before installing
and first using the appliance, read this
user manual carefully, including its hints
and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mis-
takes and accidents, it is important to
ensure that all people using the appli-
ance are thoroughly familiar with its op-
eration and safety features. Save these
instructions and make sure that they re-
main with the appliance if it is moved or
sold, so that everyone using it through
its life will be properly informed on ap-
pliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep
the precautions of these user's instruc-
tions as the manufacturer is not respon-
sible for damages caused by omission.
1.1 Children and vulnerable
people safety
• This appliance is not intended for use
by persons (including children) with re-
duced physical, sensory or mental ca-
pabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been giv-
en supervision or instruction concern-
ing use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to en-
sure that they do not play with the ap-
• Keep all packaging well away from
children. There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance
pull the plug out of the socket, cut the
connection cable (as close to the ap-
pliance as you can) and remove the
door to prevent playing children to
suffer electric shock or to close them-
selves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic
door seals is to replace an older appli-
ance having a spring lock (latch) on
the door or lid, be sure to make that
spring lock unusable before you dis-
card the old appliance. This will pre-
vent it from becoming a death trap for
a child.
1.2 General safety
Keep ventilation openings, in the appli-
ance enclosure or in the built-in struc-
ture, clear of obstruction.
• The appliance is intended for keeping
foodstuff and/or beverages in a nor-
mal household and similar applica-
tions such as:
– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices
and other working environments;
– farm houses and by clients in hotels,
motels and other residential type
– bed and breakfast type environ-
– catering and similar non-retail appli-
• Do not use a mechanical device or any
artificial means to speed up the thaw-
ing process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances
(such as ice cream makers) inside of
refrigerating appliances, unless they
are approved for this purpose by the
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is
contained within the refrigerant circuit
of the appliance, a natural gas with a
high level of environmental compati-
bility, 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 be-
come damaged:
– avoid open flames and sources of
– thoroughly ventilate the room in
which the appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifica-
tions or modify this product in any
way. Any damage to the cord may
cause a short-circuit, fire and/or elec-
tric shock.
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Any electrical component (power
cord, plug, compressor) must be
replaced by a certified service
agent or qualified service per-
sonnel to avoid hazard.
1. Power cord must not be length-
2. Make sure that the power plug is
not squashed or damaged by the
back of the appliance. A squashed
or damaged power plug may
overheat and cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to
the mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose,
do not insert the power plug.
There is a risk of electric shock or
6. You must not operate the appli-
ance without the lamp cover (if
foreseen) of interior lighting.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should
be taken when moving it.
• Do not remove nor touch items from
the freezer compartment if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the ap-
pliance to direct sunlight.
• Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this
appliance are special purpose lamps
selected for household appliances use
only. They are not suitable for house-
hold room illumination.
1.3 Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts
in the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid
in the appliance, because they may
• Do not place food products directly
against the air outlet on the rear wall.
(If the appliance is Frost Free)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen
once it has been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in ac-
cordance with the frozen food manu-
facturer's instructions.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage
recommendations should be strictly
adhered to. Refer to relevant instruc-
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy
drinks in the freezer compartment as it
creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, result-
ing in damage to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if con-
sumed straight from the appliance.
1.4 Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the ap-
pliance and disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal
• Do not use sharp objects to remove
frost from the appliance. Use a plastic
• Regularly examine the drain in the re-
frigerator for defrosted water. If neces-
sary, clean the drain. If the drain is
blocked, water will collect in the bot-
tom of the appliance.
1.5 Installation
For electrical connection careful-
ly follow the instructions given in
specific paragraphs.
• Unpack the appliance and check if
there are damages on it. Do not con-
nect the appliance if it is damaged.
Report possible damages immediately
to the place you bought it. In that case
retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four
hours before connecting the appli-
ance to allow the oil to flow back in
the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be
around the appliance, lacking this
leads to overheating. To achieve suffi-
cient ventilation follow the instructions
relevant to installation.
• Wherever possible the back of the
product should be against a wall to
avoid touching or catching warm parts
(compressor, condenser) to prevent
possible burn.
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• The appliance must not be located
close to radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is ac-
cessible after the installation of the ap-
• Connect to potable water supply only
(If a water connection is foreseen).
1.6 Service
• Any electrical work required to do the
servicing of the appliance should be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an
authorized Service Centre, and only
genuine spare parts must be used.
1.7 Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain
gasses which could damage the
ozone layer, in either its refriger-
ant circuit or insulation materials.
The appliance shall not be dis-
carded together with the urban
refuse and rubbish. The insula-
tion foam contains flammable
gases: the appliance shall be dis-
posed according to the applica-
ble regulations to obtain from
your local authorities. Avoid
damaging the cooling unit, espe-
cially at the rear near the heat ex-
changer. The materials used on
this appliance marked by the
symbol are recyclable.
1 2 3 4
1 Freezer compartment
2 Temperature regulator and interior
3 Butter and cheese compartment
with lid
4 Variable storage box
5 Bottle holder
6 Storage shelves
7 Fruit and vegetable bin
8 Rating plate (inside)
3.1 Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clock-
wise to a medium setting.
3.2 Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Tem-
perature regulator to the "O" position.
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3.3 Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regula-
To operate the appliance, proceed as
• turn the Temperature regulator to-
ward lower settings to obtain the mini-
mum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator to-
ward higher settings to obtain the
maximum coldness.
A medium setting is generally
the most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be
chosen keeping in mind that the temper-
ature inside the appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
If the ambient temperature is
high or the appliance is fully loa-
ded, and the appliance is set to
the lowest temperatures, it may
run continuously causing frost to
form on the rear wall. In this case
the dial must be set to a higher
temperature to allow automatic
defrosting and therefore reduced
energy consumption.
4.1 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 abra-
sive powders, as these will dam-
age the finish.
5.1 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 foods it is not necessary
to change the medium setting.
However, for a faster freezing operation,
turn the temperature regulator toward
higher settings to obtain the maximum
In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might
drop below 0°C. If this occurs re-
set the temperature regulator to
a warmer setting.
5.2 Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period
out of use, before putting the products
in the compartment let the appliance run
at least 2 hours on the higher settings.
In the event of accidental de-
frosting, for example due to a
power failure, if the power has
been off for longer than the val-
ue shown in the technical charac-
teristics chart under "rising
time", the defrosted food must
be consumed quickly or cooked
immediately and then re-frozen
(after cooling).
5.3 Thawing
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to be-
ing used, can be thawed in the refrigera-
tor compartment or at room tempera-
ture, depending on the time available
for this operation.
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Small pieces may even be cooked still
frozen, directly from the freezer: in this
case, cooking will take longer.
5.4 Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equip-
ped with a series of runners so that the
shelves can be positioned as desired.
5.5 Positioning the door shelves
The model is equipped with a variable
storage box which is fitted under a door
shelf compartment and can be slide
For more thorough cleaning, the top
and bottom door shelves can be easily
removed and refitted in position
6.1 Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a
bubbling sound when the refrigerant
is pumped through the coils or tubing.
This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrig-
erant is being pumped around and
you will hear a whirring sound and a
pulsating noise from the compressor.
This is correct.
• The thermic dilatation might cause a
sudden cracking noise. It is natural,
not dangerous physical phenomenon.
This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or
switches off, you will hear a faint
"click" of the temperature regulator.
This is correct.
6.2 Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or
leave it open longer than absolutely
• If the ambient temperature is high and
the Temperature Regulator is set to
low temperature and the appliance is
fully loaded, the compressor may run
continuously, causing frost or ice on
the evaporator. If this happens, set the
Temperature Regulator toward warm-
er settings to allow automatic defrost-
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ing and so a saving in electricity con-
6.3 Hints for fresh food
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporat-
ing 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
6.4 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.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap
and should be stored in the bottle rack
on the door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if
not packed, must not be kept in the re-
6.5 Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freez-
ing process, here are some important
• 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;
• only freeze top quality, fresh and thor-
oughly cleaned, foodstuffs;
• prepare food in small portions to ena-
ble it to be rapidly and completely fro-
zen and to make it possible subse-
quently to thaw only the quantity re-
• 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 stor-
age life of food;
• water ices, if consumed immediately
after removal from the freezer com-
partment, 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 time.
6.6 Hints for storage of frozen
To obtain the best performance from
this appliance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially fro-
zen 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 neces-
• once defrosted, food deteriorates rap-
idly and cannot be refrozen;
• do not exceed the storage period in-
dicated by the food manufacturer.
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Unplug the appliance before car-
rying out any maintenance oper-
This appliance contains hydrocar-
bons in its cooling unit; mainte-
nance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by
authorized technicians.
7.1 Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regu-
• clean the inside and accessories with
warm water and bicarbonate of soda
(5 ml to 0,5 liter of water)
• 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 clean-
ing products or wax polishes to
clean the interior as this will dam-
age the surface and leave a
strong odour.
Once a year remove the ventilation grill
at the base of the appliance and clean
the air channels with a vacuum cleaner.
This operation will improve the perform-
ance of the appliance and save electrici-
ty consumption.
Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface clean-
ers contain chemicals that can attack/
damage the plastics used in this appli-
ance. For this reason it is recommended
that the outer casing of this appliance is
only cleaned with warm water with a little
washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment
to the mains supply.
7.2 Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from
the evaporator of the refrigerator com-
partment every time the motor compres-
sor stops, during normal use. The de-
frost water drains out through a trough
into a special container at the back of
the appliance, over the motor compres-
sor, where it evaporates.
It is important to periodically clean the
defrost water drain hole (F) situated un-
der the salad drawers to prevent the wa-
ter overflowing and dripping onto the
food inside. Use the special cleaner pro-
vided (P), which you will find already in-
serted into the drain hole.
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7.3 Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will al-
ways form around the top com-
Defrost the freezer when the
frost layer reaches a thickness of
about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in
several layers of newspaper and put
it in a cool place.
3. Open the door.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry
the interior thoroughly.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to ob-
tain the maximum coldness and run
the appliance for two or three hours
using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food
into the compartment.
Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost from the evapo-
rator as you could damage it. Do
not use a mechanical device or
any artificial means to speed up
the thawing process other than
those recommended by the
manufacturer. A temperature rise
of the frozen food packs, during
defrosting, may shorten their
safe storage life.
7.4 Cleaning the air channels
1. Remove the plinth (A), then the ven-
tilation grid (B).
2. Clean the ventilation grid.
3. Carefully pull the air deflector out
(C), checking that there is no water
left from the defrosting.
4. Clean the lower part of the appli-
ance with a vacuum cleaner.
7.5 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for
long periods, take the following precau-
1. disconnect the appliance from elec-
tricity supply
2. remove all food
3. defrost and clean the appliance and
all accessories
4. leave the door/doors open to pre-
vent 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
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Before troubleshooting, discon-
nect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
Only a qualified electrician or
competent person must do the
troubleshooting that is not in this
There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refriger-
ant circulation).
Problem Possible cause Solution
The appliance does
not operate. The
lamp does not oper-
The appliance is switched
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not
connected to the mains
socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to
the mains socket correctly.
The appliance has no
power. There is no volt-
age in the mains socket.
Connect a different electri-
cal appliance to the mains
Contact a qualified electri-
The lamp does not
The lamp is in stand-by. Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective. Refer to "Replacing the
The compressor op-
erates continually.
The temperature is not
set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed
Refer to "Closing the
The door has been
opened too frequently.
Do not keep the door
open longer than necessa-
The product temperature
is too high.
Let the product tempera-
ture decrease to room
temperature before stor-
The room temperature is
too high.
Decrease the room tem-
Water flows on the
rear plate of the re-
During the automatic de-
frosting process, frost de-
frosts on the rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the
The water outlet is clog-
Clean the water outlet.
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Problem Possible cause Solution
Products prevent that wa-
ter flows into the water
Make sure that products
do not touch the rear
Water flows on the
There is too much water
in the air deflector.
Clean the air deflector.
The temperature in
the appliance is too
The temperature regula-
tor is not set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
The temperature in
the appliance is too
The temperature regula-
tor is not set correctly.
Set a lower temperature.
The door is not closed
Refer to "Closing the
The product temperature
is too high.
Let the product tempera-
ture decrease to room
temperature before stor-
Many products are stored
at the same time.
Store less products at the
same time.
The temperature in
the refrigerator is
too high.
There is no cold air circu-
lation in the appliance.
Make sure that there is
cold air circulation in the
The temperature in
the freezer is too
Products are too near to
each other.
Store products so that
there is cold air circulation.
There is too much
Food is not wrapped cor-
Wrap the food correctly.
The door is not closed
Refer to "Closing the
The temperature regula-
tor is not set correctly.
Set a higher temperature.
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8.1 Replacing the lamp
1. Disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
2. Remove the screw from the lamp
3. Remove the lamp cover (refer to the
4. Replace the used lamp with a new
lamp of the same power and specifi-
cally designed for household appli-
ances. (the maximum power is
shown on the lamp cover).
5. Install the lamp cover.
6. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
7. Connect the mains plug to the mains
8. Open the door. Make sure that the
lamp comes on.
8.2 Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer
to "Installation".
3. If necessary, replace the defective
door gaskets. Contact the Service
Read the "Safety Information"
carefully for your safety and cor-
rect operation of the appliance
before installing the appliance.
9.1 Positioning
This appliance can be installed in a dry,
well ventilated indoor (garage or cellar)
also, but for optimum performance in-
stall this appliance at a location where
the ambient temperature corresponds to
the climate class indicated on the rating
plate of the appliance:
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
9.2 Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the volt-
age and frequency shown on the rating
plate correspond to your domestic pow-
er supply.
The appliance must be earthed. The
power supply cable plug is provided
with a contact for this purpose. If the do-
mestic power supply socket is not earth-
ed, connect the appliance to a separate
earth in compliance with current regula-
tions, consulting a qualified electrician.
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The manufacturer declines all responsi-
bility if the above safety precautions are
not observed.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C.
There are some sounds during normal
running (compressor, refrigerant circula-
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Height 815 mm
Width 596 mm
Depth 550 mm
Rising Time 13 h
Voltage 230-240 V
Frequency 50 Hz
The technical information are situated in
the rating plate on the internal left side
of the appliance and in the energy label.
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
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