Whirlpool ARC 227 manual

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  • Brand: Whirlpool
  • Product: Wine Cabinet
  • Model/name: ARC 227
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Finnish, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, French

Table of Contents

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The appliance which you have purchased is a
wine cellar – a professional appliance intended
exclusively for keeping wines.
For best use of your appliance, please read
these instructions carefully. In them you will
find a description of the appliance and
useful tips on keeping wines.
Keep this booklet for future consultation.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the door closes. Inform your retailer of any
damage within 24 hours.
2. Wait for at least two hours before switching
the appliance on, so that the cooling circuit
has time to reach full efficiency.
3. Make sure that the installation and electrical
connection are carried out by a qualified
engineer according to the manufacturer’s
instructions and the local rules in force.
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and is
labelled with the recycling symbol . Please
dispose of all packing responsibly and carefully.
Keep the packaging material (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach of
children because it is potentially hazardous.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance has been made with recyclable
This appliance is marked in conformity with
European Directive 2002/96/EC, Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Making sure
that it is scrapped correctly helps to prevent any
adverse consequences for health and the
The symbol on the product, or on the
documents accompanying this appliance indicates
that this product should not be disposed of as
household waste. Please dispose of this appliance
at an Electrical & Electronic Equipment
Collection point as in accordance with local
environmental regulations for waste disposal.
When it is scrapped, make it unusable by cutting
the power cable and removing the doors and
shelves so that children cannot access the inside
Scrap it according to the local rules for the
disposal of waste and take it to a collection
point. Do not leave it unattended even for a few
days because it is a source of danger for children.
For details of your local Collection Point please
contact your Local Authority.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or
R600a (HC) (see the rating plate inside the
For appliances with Isobutane (R600a): isobutane
is a natural gas which has no effect on the
environment but is inflammable. Make sure that
the cooling circuit pipes are not damaged.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance has been designed,
manufactured and sold in conformity with:
- safety objectives of the "Low Voltage"
Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaces
73/23/CEE and subsequent amendments);
- the safety requirements in the "EMC"
Directive 2004/108/EEC, modified by
Directive 93/68/CEE.
The appliance's electrical safety is only assured
when it is correctly connected to an efficient
earthing system complying with legal provisions.
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• Use the wine cellar only to store wines and do
not put any other type of food into it.
• Be careful not to cover or obstruct the
appliance’s ventilation openings.
To avoid the risk of suffocation and becoming
trapped, do not allow children to play or hide
inside the appliance.
• Before any maintenance or cleaning, unplug
the plug from the power socket or switch off
the electrical power.
• Only an authorised person can replace the
power supply cable.
• Do not keep explosive substances in the
• Be careful when moving the appliance not to
damage flooring (e.g. parquet).
• Do not use extensions or multiple adapters.
• The appliance is not intended for use by young
children or unsupervised infirm people.
• Do not damage the cooling fluid circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the
wine cellar, if they are not of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Place the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated
room. The appliance is designed to work in
rooms where the temperature falls within the
following intervals, which in turn are a function
of the climatic class given on the data plate:
the appliance may not work correctly if it is
left for a long time at a temperature higher or
lower than the interval specified.
• If large amounts of wine are put in the
appliance, it may take several days for it to
reach a constant temperature.
• Caution! The storage temperature must never
drop below +6°C.
• When the appliance is working, drops of dew
or frost may form on the inner liner wall. This
depends on the operation. There is no need
to scrape the frost off or dry off the dew. The
back wall defrosts automatically. The defrost
water is automatically conveyed to a drain
hole, and then collected in a container where
it evaporates.
• The bottles can be stored neatly on the
wooden racks. Each shelf can bear a maximum
weight of 40 Kg.
Remember when arranging
• Place the bottles in a central position on the
• When closing the door make sure that the
bottles do not touch the glass door.
• Caution: highly concentrated alcohol must be
kept hermetically closed and in a vertical
• Because of the circulation of air in the
refrigerator, different temperature zones
The colder zones are those near the back wall,
the warmer zones are close to the door glass.
• Always store bottled wines individually and
not in cases or cardboard boxes.
Climatic Class Room T. (°C) Room T (°F)
SN from 10 to 32 from 50 to 90
N from 16 to 32 from 61 to 90
ST from 16 to 38 from 61 to 100
T from 16 to 43 from 61 to 110
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Storing wine
As is well known, wine will keep for a long time; if kept in a suitable place
white wines will keep for about two years from the date of harvest. Light
red wines can be kept for up to two years although preferably they
should be consumed within a year. While some full-bodied red wines can
keep for ten years and heavy red wines even twenty years. When you
buy a bottle of wine put it in the cellar or another suitable place
immediately. Three factors are vital in the process which starts from the
cultivation of the grape, through to ripening, harvesting and wine making:
light, air humidity and room temperature. If the taste of the wine is to
reach full maturity while maintaining the wine’s bouquet, it must be
stored with these three factors in perfect balance.
Storage space
Not everyone has an underground storage space which can be
used as a cellar. Recently technology has evolved to produce a
suitable substitute for the classic wine cellar. The Wine Cellar
which you have purchased is a special appliance designed to
contain and store wines correctly. It should not be used to store
fruit, vegetables or other food, but only your favourite bottles of
wine. So, without having a cellar area, every type of wine can be
correctly stored, matured and enjoyed.
Storage rules
A vital rule for keeping your favourite bottles is that they should be placed on their sides or inclined so
that the wine bathes the cork. Many people think that this causes the well-known “cork” smell. In reality
contact between the wine and the cork helps the elasticity of the cork so guaranteeing its effectiveness.
Being able to remove the bottles easily avoids accidental shaking which, like vibration, could cause the
sediments to suspend again, so altering the appearance of the wine over time. Move your bottles as little
as possible and let the wine rest. Also avoid letting the bottles come into contact with the bottom wall
because this would not only affect efficient defrosting but could ruin the bottle labels because of the drops
of water collected during defrosting. The shelves on which the bottles are placed are made of wood,
which efficiently absorbs any vibrations and keeps the bottle away from the wall which transmits the cold.
The bottles of wine must also be kept away from substances or places which have a strong smell because
this could easily be transmitted to the wine.
The temperature
The temperature represents a critical factor which is important throughout the wine’s life cycle. It
determines wine’s good development while it remains in the bottle to mature. For best storage the
temperature must be kept constant between 8 and 12°C. Rapid and wide changes of temperature must be
avoided: too high a temperature dilates the liquids and speeds up the maturing process, while too low a
temperature (below 4 – 5°C) could cause the precipitation of tartrates, which could affect the wine’s
appearance. In extreme cases in which the temperature drops below 0°C, the wine may freeze and cause
the cork to be expelled.
The cork
The cork is a fundamental component of a bottle of wine: its quality, chosen by the wine producer, is very
important for the maturation of the wine itself. The perfect condition of the cork, in the bottles which we
buy, depends exclusively on the standards of use and storage used by the producer or bottler.
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Classical storage with 36 bottles
If you want to arrange the bottles for storing wine so that they are visible and easy to take out, we
recommend the 36-bottle configuration (Bordeaux bottle or mixed Bordeaux bottle and German-type
bottle). Position a maximum of 6 bottles in the niches of each of the 5 wooden shelves; another 6 bottles
can be placed in the slots on the bottom of the cellar to give a total of 36 bottles.
The wooden shelves have a locking system to avoid accidental removal which could cause the bottles to
fall. The larger bottles (German-type bottle) should be placed on their side.
Storage with Champagne bottles.
Because Champagne bottles are larger than normal ones, a maximum of 5 must be placed on the bottom
of the cellar. If you want to store more Champagne bottles remove the 5th shelf and stack the bottles on
top of the bottles placed on the base of the cellar but in the reverse direction. Up to 9 Champagne bottles
can be stored in this way.
Taking out the wooden shelves
To take out the wooden shelves proceed as follows:
1. Hold the front part of the shelf with one hand.
2. Remove the shelf slowly by pulling it slowly towards you one third of its length.
If there are only a few bottles
If there are not enough bottles to fill the wine cellar they should be distributed between all the available
shelves, avoiding loading them all at the top or all at the bottom. So that they can be more easily seen
from outside, they should be placed centrally on all the shelves.
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Possible configurations for storing bottles
36 Bottles (100% on their sides)
5 racks used
44 Bottles (100% on their sides)
1 rack used
42 Bottles
(50% on their sides and 50% upright)
3 racks used
}4 rows (6x4)
46 Bottles (48% on their sides
and 52% upright)
1 rack used
4 rows (6x4)
Never take out more than one sliding shelf at once.
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The table gives the indicative temperatures at which the wine should be served.
If the wine must be served at a higher temperature than that set inside the cellar, it should be left out for
as long as is necessary.
Barolo 17° C
Barbaresco 17° C
Beaujolais 13° C
White Dry Bordeaux 8° C
Red Bordeaux 17° C
White Burgundy 11° C
Red Burgundy 18° C
Brunello 17° C
Champagne 6° C
Chianti Classico 16° C
Passito di Pantelleria 6° C
Rosé Cote de Provence 12° C
Dry and Sweet Spumanti 6° C
Verdicchio 8° C
White Trentino wines 11° C
White Franciacorta wines 11° C
Dry white wines 8° C
Friuli wines 11° C
Rhone wines 15° C
Dry White Loire wines 10° C
Liqueur Loire wines 7° C
Red Loire wines 14° C
Liqueur raisin wines 8-18° C
Vins Nouveaux 12° C
Light Red wines, without much tannin 14° C
Quite full-bodied Red wines, with
some tannin
16° C
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Preparing the appliance for use
Switching on the appliance
Insert the plug to start the appliance and then set the temperature on the front panel. A green pilot light
comes on to indicate that the appliance is switched on. Inside the appliance there is a lamp which comes
on automatically when the door is opened or which can be lit if necessary from the control panel by
pressing the push button.
Setting the temperature
For the appliance to work correctly we recommend setting the temperature according to the indications
given in the “Introduction to wine” section.
The room temperature, the door opening frequency and the position of the appliance can influence the
internal temperatures.
Description of the control panel
a) ON/OFF button: appliance on/off
b) appliance operating pilot light
c) (+) button to increase the temperature (max +18°C)
d) (-) button to decrease the temperature (min +6°C)
e) cooling activated pilot light
f) heating activated pilot light
g) temperature in inner compartment display
h) inside light button
Setting the temperature
The appliance temperature was set in the factory and corresponds to 15°C.
If necessary, the temperature can be changed as follows:
1. When connecting to the electrical power supply, the display shows the temperature set inside the
2. Press the (+) button for about a second; the temperature indicator will start to flash.
3. Press the (+) or (-) buttons until the required temperature has been reached.
4. Wait for 5 seconds for the indicator to shine steadily; the temperature has now been set.
5. Wait for the temperature change to take effect and put the bottles of wine in the cellar. The inside light
does not come on (or goes out temporarily) when the inside temperature is higher than 24°C, so that
the set temperature can be reached more quickly.
Controlling the temperature
The temperature of the compartment can be visualized on the control display at all times.
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Before any maintenance or cleaning, unplug the appliance or disconnect the appliance from the
power supply.
The wine cellar defrosts completely automatically.
• Occasional drops of water on the appliance’s inner back wall indicate the automatic defrosting phase.
The defrost water is automatically conveyed to a drain hole, and then collected in a container where it
If necessary…
1. Empty the wine cellar completely.
2. Disconnect the appliance from the mains.
3. To prevent the formation of moulds, bad smells and oxidation, the appliance door must remain slightly
open (about 3 – 4 cm).
4. Clean the appliance.
• Clean the inside regularly with a sponge dampened in lukewarm water and/or neutral detergent.
• Rinse and clean with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasives.
• Clean the outside with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use abrasive pastes or pads, stain
removers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Clean the outside glass with a specific glass cleaner and the inside just with a damp cloth, avoiding using
detergents where the wines are properly stored.
Rack cleaning
Use a damp cloth to clean the oak racks. Be careful not to damage the gasket when taking the rack out of
the appliance. Open the door as wide as possible.
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Before contacting the Customer Care Center…
Problems of operation are often due to simple causes, which may be identified and solved without using
any tools.
Appliance noises are normal because its fans and compressors switch on and off automatically.
Some operating noises may be reduced by:
• levelling the appliance and installing it on a flat surface
• separating and avoiding contact between the appliance and the units
• making sure that the internal components are placed correctly
• making sure that there is no contact between the bottles and the containers.
Some possible operating noises:
• a whistle when the appliance switches on for the first time or after a long time.
• a splash when the cooling fluid enters the pipes.
• a buzz when the fan start working.
• a crackle when the compressor starts.
• an unexpected trip when the compressor switches on and off.
When you hear these noises...
...your appliance is alive!!!
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1. The appliance does not work.
• Is there a power cut?
• Is the plug plugged into the socket properly?
• Is the 2-pole mains switch on?
• Are the electric circuit safety devices installed in
the house fully functional?
• Is the power supply cable broken?
2. The temperature inside the wine cellar is
not cold enough.
• Has the door been closed properly?
• Are the bottles stopping the door from closing?
• Has the appliance been installed near a heat
• Is the selected temperature correct?
• Is the circulation of air through the ventilation
openings blocked?
3. The temperature inside the wine cellar is
too cold.
• Is the selected temperature correct?
4. The appliance is too noisy.
• Has the appliance been correctly installed?
• Are the pipes in the back part touching or
5. There is water on the bottom of the
• Is the defrost water drain blocked?
Before contacting the Customer Care
Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been eliminated. If it has not,
switch off the appliance and repeat the
operation after one hour.
If your appliance still does not work properly
after carrying out the checks listed in the
troubleshooting guide and switching the
appliance on again, contact the Customer Care
Centre, clearly explaining the problem and
• the appliance type and serial number (given
on the rating plate).
• the type of fault.
• the model.
• the Service number (the number after the
word SERVICE on the rating plate inside the
• your full address.
• your telephone number and area code.
To change the values of the temperature settings
go through the procedure as following:
• Press temperature selection buttons "+" and "-"
till "bOF" appears on the display
• Access to settings menu pushing button "+" now
it appears "Cnf", keep pushed button "+" until it
show "hy1" blinking (first parameter)
• Run through the parameter menu with button "-"
up till item "OF1" appears in the display
• Press button "+" to access the parameter
• With buttons "+" and "-" the setting values of
temperature can be modified
•Wait till the display stops blinking and goes back
to the working temperature
• Now pushing the buttons "+" and "-" till the
word "bON" doesn't appear anymore in the
display, which blocks the access to the menu and
saves the choosen parameter settings
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• Assemble the appliance with the correct
ventilation as shown in the figures.
• The doors cannot be reversed on this wine
• Install the appliance away from heat sources.
• Installation in a hot room, direct exposure to
the sun’s rays or placing the appliance near a
heat source (radiators, cookers), increase
power consumption and should be avoided.
• When this is not possible, the following
minimum separations should be respected:
- 30 cm from coal or oil cookers;
- 3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers.
• Position it in a clean and well-ventilated place.
• Clean the inside (see the “Cleaning and
maintenance” chapter).
• Insert the accessories supplied.
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A) Installation next to kitchen units or cabinets
To allow complete 90° opening of the door, install the product ensuring a space of at least 3.5 mm
between the side flanges and the doors of any adjacent kitchen units/cabinets or electrical appliances
(as shown in figure 1).
B) Installation next to walls
If a protruding handle is fitted, to allow complete 90° opening of the door, install the product ensuring a
space of at least 60 mm between the side flange and the adjacent wall (as shown in figure 2).
60 mm
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
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Electrical connection
• The electrical connections must conform to the local regulations.
• The data on the voltage and power consumption are given on the rating plate inside the appliance.
• Earthing the appliance is obligatory by law.
• The manufacturer declines any responsibility for any damage suffered by people, animals or things
caused by failure to observe the rules given above.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have a qualified electrician replace the socket.
• Do not use extensions or multiple adapters.
Electrical disconnection
Electrical disconnection must be possible either by unplugging the plug or by means of a 2-pole mains
switch upstream of the socket.
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a BS 1363A
13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type of plug use an
A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and proceed as
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and if the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be
used until a correct replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or the colour embossed in words on the base of
the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local electrical store.
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will frequently apply, but a third type of plug and socket
is also used, the 2-pin, side earth type.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please contact After-sales Service for further
instruction. Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the manufactures instructions and current standard safety

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