Beko FSA 13020 manual

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  • Brand: Beko
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: FSA 13020
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, Italian, Hungarian

Table of Contents

Page: 7
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 12 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.
The plug has to be accessible after installation
in order to allow disconnection of the
appliance from the supply after installation.
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
Repairs to the electrical equipment may only
be made by qualified experts. If the power
cable is damaged, the manufacturer or
customer service must replace it in order to
avoid danger.
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
WARNING - Do not use mechanical devices
or other means to accelerate the defrosting
process, others than those recommended by
the manufacturer.
WARNING - Do not damage the refrigerant
WARNING - Do not use electrical appliances
inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING - 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.
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 12 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
• 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 hands.
• 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
• 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 10
degrees C (50 degrees F) at night and/or
especially in winter, as it is designed to
operate in ambient temperatures between +10
and +43 degrees C (50 and 100 degrees F).
At lower temperatures the appliance may not
operate, resulting in a reduction in the storage
life of the food.
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).
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GB Instruction for use
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.
Temperature control and adjustment
The freezer temperature is influenced by the
freezer temperature set button ( recomanded
are 2 or 3 position).
Generally, this temperature is bellow -18°
lowertemperatures can be obtained by
adjusting the thermostat knob towards
position MAX.
We recommend checking the temperature
with a thermometer to ensure that the storage
compartments are kept to the desired
temperature. Remember to take the reading
immediately since the thermometer
temperature will rise very rapidly after you
remove it from the freezer.
Please remember that 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.
Before operating
Final Check
Before you start using the freezer 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
4. The plug is inserted into the wall socket and
the electricity supply is switched on. Avoid
accidental disconnection by taping over the
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. To freeze the fresh foods use the
compartment marked with 4 stars
(recomanded second shelf).
7. Don't put in freezer a too big quantity of
foods in the same time. The foods quality is
well kept if they are deeply frozen in the
shortest time possible. Therefore it is
preferable do not exceed the freezing capacity
of the appliance shown in "Appliance record".
The thermostat shall be adjusted in order to
obtain the lowest temperature inside the
freezer with the button on fast freeze function
and the orange lamp lighting.
8. After the time necessary to freeze the
fresh foods from the freezer is finished, set
the thermostat button on a medium position
(yellow lamp is not lighting).
9. Do not load the appliance immediately it is
switched on. Wait until the correct storage
temperature has been reached. We
recommend that you check the temperature
with an accurate thermometer (see;
Temperature Control and Adjustment).
Important Note:
If there is a power failure do not open the
door. Frozen food should not be affected if the
failure lasts for less than 18 hours. If the
failure is longer, then the food should be
checked and either eaten immediately or
cooked and then re-frozen.
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GB Instruction for use
Freezer control panel
Item 5
The control panel adjusts the temperature in
the freezer and has the following functions:
1 - Orange led - Fast freeze on
When you turn the freezer temperature set
buton (4) to the max position, the orange led
(1) will light and the compressor will run
continuously. Remember to turn the
thermostat knob back to its previous position
once food has frozen.
2 - Green led - electricity on (Voltage)
Lights when the appliance is connected to the
network and remains lit as long as it is
available power supply. LED green does not
provide information on temperature inside the
3 - Red Led - High Temperature Alarm
4 - Setting temperature buton
High temperature alarm
After the appliance is turned on for the first
time the alarm is not active for 12 hours (red
led is off).
After this period, red led can lights (red led is
on) in the following cases:
- If the appliance is overloaded with fresh food
- If the door is left open by mistake.
In these cases the red led will remain lit until
the appliance reached the preset temperature.
If the red led is on wait for 24 hours before to
announce the authorized service.
The temperatures obtained inside can vary
according to the conditions of use of the
appliance: location, ambient temperature,
frequency of door opening, degree of loading
with food. The temperature setting will be
modified according to these conditions.
If the red led is on wait for 24 hours before to
announce the authorized service.
It could be the warm food placed inside the
freezer and/or the door who was left open.
In 24 hrs of functioning the allarm for hight
temperature (red led) it should be off.
Fast freeze function
When you turn the freezer temperature set
buton (4) to the max position, the orange led
(1) will light and the compressor will run
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 18 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 possible.
If large amounts of fresh food are going to be
frozen, adjust the control knob to max. 24
hours before putting the fresh food in the fast
freeze compartment.
It is strongly recommended to keep the knob
at MAX. position at least 24 hours to freeze
maximum amount of fresh food declared as
freezing capacity. Take special care not to mix
frozen food and fresh food.
Remember to turn the thermostat knob back
to its previous position once food has frozen
Small quantities of food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb)
can be frozen without fast freezer function
Take special care not to mix already frozen
food and fresh food.
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GB Instruction for use
Making ice cubes
(Item 6)
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.
Getting to know your appliance
(Item 1)
1 - Control panel, display and adjustment
2 - Ice tray support and ice tray
3 - Compartment for quickly freezing
4 - Compartments for frozen froods keeping
5 - Adjustable front feet
Please defrost the freezer compartment at
least twice a year or when the ice layer is too
• Ice build-up is a normal phenomenon.
• The ice build-up, especially in the upper side
of the compartment is a natural phenomenon
and does not affect the good functionning of
the appliance.
• It is recommended to defrost the appliance
when the quantity of frozen food is not too big.
• Before the defrosting set the adjusting
thermostat button on the maximum position in
order to strongly freeze the foods. During this
time, the temperature in the refrigerator must
not be too low.
• Unplug the appliance
• Take out the frozen foods, pack them in
several paper sheets and put them in a cool
• Let the door open for a quick defrosting
and put inside vessels with warm water
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.
When defrosting has finished, close the
defrosting part and dry the interior thoroughly
(Item 7 & 8).
Press the fast-freeze switch, and leave it on
for about three hours.
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
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Check door seals regularly to ensure they
areclean and free from food particles.
9. 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.
10. Excess deposit of ice should be removed
regularly. Large accumulation of ice will impair
the performance of the freezer.
11. To remove a drawer, pull it as far as
possible, tilt it upwards and then pull it out
Repositioning the door
Proceed in numerical order (Item 9).
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GB Instruction for use
Do’s and don’ts
Do- Check contents of the freezer at regular
Do- Clean and defrost your appliance
regularly (See "Defrosting")
Do- Keep food for as short a time as possible
and adhere to "Best Before" and "Use
By" dates.
Do- Store commercially frozen food in
accordance with the instructions given on
the packets.
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 frozen food immediately after
purchasing and put it in to the freezer as
soon as possible.
Do- Separate food in the compartments and
complete the contents card. This will
enable you to find food quickly and avoid
excessive door opening, which will save
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- Store poisonous or any dangerous
substances in your appliance. It has
been designed for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
Don’t- Exceed the maximum freezing loads
when freezing fresh food.
Don’t- Consume 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 hands.
Don’t- Close the door before replacing the
fast-freeze compartment cover.
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GB Instruction for use
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 appliance)
• Whether the fuse has blown/circuit breaker
has tripped/main distribution switch has
been turned off.
• 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
Information about operating noises
To keep the selected temperature constant,
your appliance occasionally switches ON the
The resulting noises are quite normal.
As soon as the appliance has reached the
operating temperature, the noises
automatically reduce in volume.
The humming noise is emitted by the motor
(compressor). When the motor switches ON,
the noise may briefly increase in volume.
The bubbling, gurgling or whirring noise is
emitted by the refrigerant as it flows through
the pipes.
The clicking noise can always be heard
when the thermostat switches ON/OFF the
A clicking noise may occur when
- the appliance is cooling down or warming up
(material expansion).
If these noises are excessively loud, the
causes are probably not serious and are
usually very easy to eliminate.
The appliance is not level
Use the height-adjustable feet or place
packing under the feet.
The appliance is not free-standing
Please move the appliance away from kitchen
units or other appliances.
Shelves are loose or stick
Please check the detachable components
and, if required, refit them.
Do not attempt at any time to repair the
appliance or its electric components yourself.
Any repair done by an unskilled person is
dangerous for the user and can lead to
warranty loss.
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Technical data
Brand BEKO
Appliance type UPRIGHT FREEZER
Total gross volume (l.) 127
Total usable volume (l.) 117
Freezing capacity (kg/24 h) 10
Energy class (1) A+
Power consumption (kWh/year) (2) 210
Autonomy (h) 18
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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