Beko CN 232120 manual

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  • Brand: Beko
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: CN 232120
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GB Instruction for use
FR Notice d’utilisation
D Gebrauchsanweisung
NL Gebruiksaanwijzing
ES Instrucciones para el uso
IT Istruzioni per l'uso
CN 232120
CN 232120 S
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Congratulations on your choice of a Quality
Appliance, designed to give you many years of service.
Safety first!
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply
until all packing and transit protectors have been
• Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching
on, to allow compressor oil to settle, if transported
• If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or
latch fitted to the door, ensure that it is left in a safe
condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
• This appliance must only be used for its intended
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. Your
appliance contains non CFC substances in the
insulation which are flammable. We suggest you
contact your local authority for information on disposal
and available facilities.
• We do not recommend use of this appliance in an
unheated, cold room. (e.g. garage, conservatory,
annex, shed, out-house etc.)
To obtain the best possible performance and trouble
free operation from your appliance it is very important to
read these instructions carefully. Failure to observe
these instructions may invalidate your right to free
service during the guarantee period.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place for easy
GB Instruction for use
This appliance is not intended for use by person with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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GB Instruction for use
Electrical requirements
Before inserting the plug into the wall socket make
sure that the voltage and the frequency shown in
the rating plate inside the appliance corresponds
to your electricity supply.
We recommend that this appliance is connected to
the mains supply via a suitably switched and fused
socket in a readily accessible position.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
Repairs to electrical equipment should only be
performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect
repairs carried out by an unqualified person are
carry risks that may have critical consequences for
the user of the appliance.
This appliance operates with R600a which is an
environmental friendly but flammable gas. During
the transportation and fixing of the product, care
must be taken not to damage the cooling system.
If the cooling system is damaged and there is a
gas leakage from the system, keep the product
away from open flame sources and ventilate the
room for a while.
WARNING - Do not use mechanical devices or
other means to accelerate the defrosting process,
others than those recommended by the
WARNING - Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING - Do not use electrical appliances
inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Transportation instructions
1. The appliance should be transported only in an
upright position. The packing as supplied must be
intact during transportation.
2. If during the transport the appliance, has been
positioned horizontally, it must not be operated for
at least 4 hours, to allow the system to settle.
3. Failure to comply with the above instructions
could result in damage to the appliance, for which
the manufacturer will not be held liable.
4. The appliance must be protected against rain,
moisture and other atmospheric influences.
• Care must be taken while cleaning/carrying the
appliance not to touch the bottom of the
condenser metal wires at the back of the
appliance, as this could cause injury to fingers and
• Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your
appliance as it is not designed for such use. You
could injure yourself or damage the appliance.
• Make sure that the mains cable is not caught
under the appliance during and after moving, as
this could damage the cable.
• Do not allow children to play with the appliance
or tamper with the controls.
Installation instructions
1. Do not keep your appliance in a room where the
temperature is likely to fall below -15 degrees C (5
degrees F) at night and/or especially in winter.
2. Do not place the appliance near cookers or
radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will cause
extra strain on the appliance's functions. If
installed next to a source of heat or freezer,
maintain the following minimum side clearances:
From Cookers 30 mm
From Radiators 300 mm
From Freezers 25 mm
3. Make sure that sufficient room is provided
around the appliance to ensure free air circulation
(Item 2).
• Put the back airing lid to the back of your
refrigerator to set the distance between the
refrigerator and the wall (Item 3).
4. The appliance should be positioned on a
smooth surface. The two front feet can be
adjusted as required.To ensure that your
appliance is standing upright adjust the two front
feet by turning clockwise or anti-clockwise, until
firm contact is secured with the floor. Correct
adjustment of feet prevents excessive vibration
and noise (Item 4).
5. Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to prepare
your appliance for use.
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GB Instruction for use
Getting to know your appliance
(Item 1)
1 - Setting knob and interior light
2 - Fresh Food fan
3 - Wine bottles support
4 - Adjustable Cabinet shelves
5 - Crisper cover
6 - Crispers
7 - Fresh zone compartment
8 - Ice tray support & ice tray
9 - Compartment for quickly freezing
10 - Compartments for frozen froods keeping
11 - Adjustable foot
12 - Dairy Compartment
13 - Shelf for jars
14 - Shelf for bottles
15 - Freezer fan
The fans has the purpose to provide the
circulation of the air in compartment. It is
connected in parallel with the motor-compressor.
When the motor-compressor is off, the fans will
also be off.
Suggested arrangement of food in the
Guidelines for obtaining optimum storage and
1. The fridge compartment is for the short-term
storage of fresh food and drinks.
2. The freezer compartment is rated
and suitable for the freezing and storage of
pre-frozen food.
The recommendation for storage as
stated on the food packaging should be observed
at all times.
3. Dairy products should be stored in the special
compartment provided in the door liner.
4. Cooked dishes should be stored in airtight
5. Fresh wrapped produce can be kept on the
shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be
cleaned and stored in the crispers.
6. Bottles can be kept in the door section.
7. To store raw meat, wrap in polythene bags
and place on the lowest shelf. Do not allow to
come into contact with cooked food, to avoid
contamination. For safety, only store raw meat for
two to three days.
8. For maximum efficiency, the removable
shelves should not be covered with paper or other
materials to allow free circulation of cool air.
9. Do not keep vegetable oil on door shelves.
Keep the food packed, wrapped or covered. Allow
hot food and beverages to cool before
refrigerating. Leftover canned food should not be
stored in the can.
10. Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and products
such as flavoured water ices should not be
consumed too cold.
11. Some fruit and vegetables suffer damage if
kept at temperatures near 0°
C. Therefore wrap
pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and
similar produce in polythene bags.
12. High-proof alcohol must be stored upright in
tightly closed containers. Never store products
that contain an inflammable propellant gas (e.g.
cream dispensers, spray cans, etc.) or explosive
substances. These are an explosion hazard.
13. To take out the baskets from the freezer
compartment please proceed as in item 12.
Temperature control and adjustment
Operating temperatures are controlled by the setting
knob (Item 5) located on the ceiling of fridge
compartment. Settings may be made from min, 1 ...
6, max, max being the coldest position.
When the appliance is switched on for the first
time, the setting knob should be adjusted so that
after 24 hours, the average fridge temperature is
no higher than +5°
C (+41°
F). We recommend you
set the knob half way between the min and max
setting and monitor to obtain the desired
temperature i. e. towards max you will obtain a
colder fridge temperature and vice versa. Some
sections of the fridge may be cooler or warmer
(such as the salad crisper and the top part of the
cabinet) which is quite normal.
The normal storage temperature of the freezer
should be -18°
C (0°
F). Lower temperatures may
be obtained by adjusting setting knob towards
max position.
We recommend that you check the temperature
with an accurate thermometer to ensure that the
storage compartments are kept to the desired
Remember you must take your reading very
quickly since the thermometer temperature will
rise very rapidly after you remove it from the
Please remember each time the door is opened
cold air escapes and the internal temperature
rises. Therefore never leave the door open and
ensure it is closed immediately after food is put in
or removed.
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GB Instruction for use
Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the appliance check that:
1. The feet have been adjusted for perfect
2. The interior is dry and air can circulate freely at
the rear.
3. The interior is clean as recommended under
"Cleaning and care.”
4. The plug has been inserted into the wall socket
and the electricity is switched on. When the door
is open the interior light will come on.
And note that:
5. You will hear a noise as the compressor starts
up. The liquid and gases sealed within the
refrigeration system may also make some (noise),
whether the compressor is running or not. This is
quite normal.
6. Slight undulation of the top of the cabinet is
quite normal due to the manufacturing process
used; it is not a defect.
7. We recommend setting the knob midway and
monitor the temperature to ensure the appliance
maintains desired storage temperatures (See
section Temperature Control and Adjustment).
8. Do not load the appliance immediately it is
switched on. Wait until the correct storage
temperature has been reached. We recommend
checking the temperature with an accurate
thermometer (see; Temperature Control and
Storing frozen food
Your freezer is suitable for the long-term storage
of commercially frozen foods and also can be
used to freeze and store fresh food.
If there is a power failure, do not open the door.
Frozen food should not be affected if the failure
lasts for less than 19 hrs. If the failure is longer,
then the food should be checked and either eaten
immediately or cooked and then re-frozen.
Freezing fresh food
Please observe the following instructions to obtain
the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time.
The quality of the food is best preserved when it is
frozen right through to the core as quickly as
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your
appliance in 24 h.
Placing warm food into the freezer compartment
causes the refrigeration machine to operate
continously until the food is frozen solid. This can
temporarily lead to excessive cooling of the
refrigeration compartment.
When freezing fresh food, keep the setting knob at
medium position. Small quantities of food up to 1/2
kg. (1 lb) can be frozen without adjusting the
temperature control knob.
Take special care not to mix already frozen food
and fresh food.
Making ice cubes
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and place
it in the freezer. Loosen frozen trays with a spoon
handle or a similar implement; never use sharp-
edged objects such as knives or forks.
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GB Instruction for use
A) Fridge compartment
The fridge compartment defrosts automatically.
The defrost water runs to the drain tube via a
collection container at the back of the appliance.
Check that the tube is permanently placed with its
end in the collecting tray on the compressor to
prevent the water spilling on the electric installation
or on the floor (Item 6).
B) Freezer compartment
The NO FROST type defrost is compleetly
automatic. No intervention from your side is
requiered. The water is colected on the
compressor tray. Due the heat of the compressor
the water is evaporated.
Do not use pointed or sharp-edged objects,
such as knives or forks to remove the frost.
Never use hairdryers, electrical heaters or other
such electrical appliances for defrosting.
Sponge out the defrost water collected in the
bottom of the freezer compartment. After
defrosting, dry the interior thoroughly (Item 7 & 8).
Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch on
the electricity supply.
The fans inside the freezer and fresh food
compartments circulates cold air. Never insert any
object through the guard. Do not allow children to
play with the fresh food andfreezer fan.
Never store products that contain inflammable
propellant gas (eg dispensers, spray cans etc.) or
explosive substances.
Don’t cover the shelves with any protective
materials, which may obstruct air circulation.
Do not allow children to play with the appliance or
tamper with the controls.
Do not obstruct the fan guards to ensure that you
obtain the best possible performance from your
appliance. (Item 9 and Item 10)
Your appliance is fitted with a circulating fan which
is essential for the performance of the refrigerator.
Please ensure the fans are not blocked (stopped)
or impaired by food or packaging. Blocking
(stopping) or impairing the fan can result in an
increase of the internal freezer temperature
Replacing the interior light bulb
(Item 11)
In case that the light bulb is out of function it is
easily to replace. First make sure that the
refrigerator / freezer is disconnected from the
power supply by removing the plug. Take a flat
screwdriver and keep it carefully without force into
the left gap between lamp cover and internal
cabinet. Then press the handle of the screwdriver
carefully to the left side until you notice that the left
pin of the cover is disengaged . Repeat this
procedure on the right gap, however now press
the handle of the screwdriver carefully to the right
side. If both sides are loosened the cover can be
removed easily.
Ensure that bulb is screwed securely in the bulb
holder. Plug the appliance into the power supply. If
the light still fails, replace E14 screw-cap type 15
Watt (Max) bulb from your local electrical store
and then fit it. Carefully dispose of the burnt-out
light bulb immediately.
If you have changed the light bulb please fix the
cover again in it’s former position. Take care that
the cover snaps-in correctly.
Cleaning and care
1. We recommend that you switch off the
appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug before cleaning.
2. Never use any sharp instruments or abrasive
substances, soap, household cleaner, detergent
or wax polish for cleaning.
3. Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet of
the appliance and wipe it dry.
4. Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution of
one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to one pint of
water to clean the interior and wipe it dry.
5. Make sure that no water enters the
temperature control box.
6. If the appliance is not going to be used for a
long period of time, switch it off, remove all food,
clean it and leave the door ajar.
7. We recommend that you polish the metal parts
of the product (i.e. door exterior, cabinet sides)
with a silicone wax (car polish) to protect the high
quality paint finish.
8. Any dust that gathers on the condenser, which
is located at the back of the appliance, should be
removed once a year with a vacuum cleaner.
9. Check door seals regularly to ensure they
areclean and free from food particles.
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GB Instruction for use
10. Never:
• Clean the appliance with unsuitable material; eg
petroleum based products.
• Subject it to high temperatures in any way,
• Scour, rub etc., with abrasive material.
11. Removal of dairy cover and door tray :
• To remove the dairy cover, first lift the cover up
by about an inch and pull it off from the side where
there is an opening on the cover.
• To remove a door tray, remove all the contents
and then simply push the door tray upwards from
the base.
12. Make sure that the special plastic container at
the back of the appliance which collects defrost
water is clean at all times. If you want to remove
the tray to clean it, follow the instructions below:
• Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the
mains plug
• Gently uncrimp the stud on the compressor,
using a pair of pliers, so that the tray can be
• Lift it up.
• Clean and wipe it dry
• Reassemble, reversing the sequence and
13. To remove a drawer, pull it as far as possible,
tilt it upwards and then pull it out completely.
Repositioning the door
Proceed in numerical order (Item 13).
Do’s and don’ts
Do- Clean your appliance regularly.
Do- Keep raw meat and poultry below cooked
food and dairy products.
Do- Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables
and wipe off any soil.
Do- Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and
cauliflower on the stem.
Do- Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and
then in a polythene bag, excluding as much
air as possible. For best results, take out of
the fridge compartment an hour before
Do- Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in
polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents
Do- Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.
Do- Wrap food with a strong odour or which may
dry out, in polythene bags, or aluminium foil
or place in airtight container.
Do- Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.
Do- Chill white wines, beer, lager and mineral
water before serving.
Do- Check contents of the freezer every so often.
Do- Keep food for as short a time as possible
and adhere to "Best Before" and "Use by"
etc. dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given on the
Do- Always choose high quality fresh food and
be sure it is thoroughly clean before you
freeze it.
Do- Prepare fresh food for freezing in small
portions to ensure rapid freezing.
Do- Wrap all food in aluminium foil or freezer
quality polythene bags and make sure any
air is excluded.
Do- Wrap frozen food immediately after
purchasing and put it in to the freezer as
soon as possible.
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Don’t- Store bananas in your fridge
Don’t- Store melon in your fridge. It can be
chilled for short periods as long as it is
wrapped to prevent it flavouring other
Don’t- Cover the shelves with any protective
materials which may obstruct air
Don’t- Store poisonous or any dangerous
substances in your appliance. It has
been designed for the storage of edible
foodstuffs only.
Don’t- Consume food which has been
refrigerated for an excessive length of
Don’t- Store cooked and fresh food together in
the same container. They should be
packaged and stored separately.
Don’t- Let defrosting food or food juices drip
onto food.
Don’t- Leave the door open for long periods, as
this will make the appliance more costly
to run and cause excessive ice
Don’t- Use sharp edged objects such as knives
or forks to remove the ice.
Don’t- Put hot food into the appliance. Let it
cool down first.
Don’t- Put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans
containing carbonated liquids into the
freezer, as they may burst.
Don’t- Exceed the maximum freezing loads
when freezing fresh food.
Don’t- Give children ice-cream and water ices
direct from the freezer. The low
temperature may cause 'freezer burns'
on lips.
Don’t- Freeze fizzy drinks.
Don’t- Try to keep frozen food which has
thawed; it should be eaten within 24
hours or cooked and refrozen.
Don’t- Remove items from the freezer with wet
GB Instruction for use
Energy Consuption
Maximum frozen food storage volume is achieved
without using the upper shelf cover provided in the
freezer compartment. Energy consumption of your
appliance is declared while the freezer
compartment is fully loaded without the use of the
upper shelf cover.
Practical advice concerning the reduction of
the electricity consumption.
1. Make sure that the appliance is located in well-
ventilated areas, far from any source of heat
(cooker, radiator etc.). At the same time, the
location of the appliance must be done in such a
way that it prevents it to be under the direct
incidence of the sunbeams.
2. Make sure that the food purchased in
refrigerated/frozen condition is placed into the
appliance as soon as possible, especially during
summertime. It is recommended to use thermal
insulated bags to transport the food home.
3. We recommend the thawing of the packets
taken out from the freezer compartment be done
in the refrigerator compartment. For this purpose,
the packet which is going to be thawed will be
placed in a vessel so that the water resulting from
the thawing does not leak in the refrigerator
compartment. We recommend you to start the
thawing at least 24 hours before the use of the
frozen food.
4. We recommend reducing the number of door
openings to the minimum.
5. Do not keep the door of the appliance open
more than necessary and make sure that after
each opening the door is well closed.
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GB Instruction for use
Trouble - shooting
If the appliance does not operate when switched
on, check;
• That the plug is inserted properly in the socket
and that the power supply is on. (To check the
power supply to the socket, plug in another
• Whether the fuse has blown/circuit breaker has
tripped/main distribution switch has been turned
• That the temperature control has been set
• That the new plug is wired correctly, if you have
changed the fitted, moulded plug.
If the appliance is still not operating at all after
above checks, contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the unit.
Please ensure that above checks have been
done, as a charge will be made if no fault is found.
Information concerning the noise
and the vibrations which might
appear during the operation of the
1. The operation noise can increase during the
- In order to keep the temperatures at the adjusted
temperatures, the compressor of the appliance
starts periodically. The noise produced by the
compressor becomes stronger when it starts and
a click can be heard when it stops.
- The performance and operation features of the
appliance can change according to the
modifications of the temperature of the ambient
environment. They must be considered as normal.
2. Noises like liquids flowing or as being sprayed
- These noises are caused by the flow of the
refrigerant in the circuit of the appliance and
comply with the operation principle of the
3. Noise similar to wind blowing.
- It is generated by the fan (fans) with which your
appliance is endowed. These fans help to the
efficient cooling of the appliance. This noise is
normal, not a defect.
4. Other vibrations and noises.
- The level of noise and vibrations can be caused
by the type and the aspect of the floor on which
the appliance is placed. Make sure that the floor
does not have significant level distortions or if it
can yield to the weight of the appliance (it is
- Another source of noise and vibrations is
represented by the objects placed on the
appliance. These objects must be removed from
the appliance
- The bottles and the vessels placed in the
refrigerator touching each other. In such cases
move the bottles and the vessels so that there is a
small distance between them.
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Technical data
Model CN 232120; CN 232120 S
Total gross volume (l.) 320
Total usable volume (l.) 273
Freezer usable volume (l.) 80
Refrigerator useful volume 193
Freezing capacity (kg/24 h) 4
Energy class (1) A+
Power consumption (kWh/year) (2) 291
Autonomy (h) 19
Noise [dB(A) re 1 pW] 40
Ecological refrigerating agent R600a
(1) Energy class : A . . . G (A = economical . . . G = less economical)
(2) The real power consumption depends on using conditions and appliance location.
GB Instruction for use
The symbol on the product or on 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 negatyve consequences for the environment and humann health, which
could otherwise be 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, you
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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