Whirlpool ARC 7290 manual

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  • Brand: Whirlpool
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: ARC 7290
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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• Your new appliance is designed exclusively for
domestic use
To get the most out of your new appliance,
read the user handbook thoroughly. The
handbook contains a description of the
appliance and useful tips for storing food.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.
1.After unpacking, make sure that the appliance
is undamaged and that the door closes
properly. Any damage must be reported to
your dealer within 24 hours after delivery of
the appliance.
2.Wait at least two hours before switching the
appliance on in order to ensure the refrigerant
circuit is fully efficient.
3.Installation of the appliance and electrical
connections must be carried out by a qualified
electrician, in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions and local safety
4.Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
The packaging material is entirely recyclable,
and marked with the recycling symbol. Follow
local regulations for scrapping. Keep the
packaging materials (plastic bags, polystyrene
parts, etc.) out of reach of children, as they are
potentially dangerous.
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
This appliance is marked according to the
European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The symbol on the product, or on the
documents accompanying the product, indicates
that this appliance 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.
Before scrapping, make the appliance unusable
by cutting off the power cable and removing the
doors and shelves so that children cannot easily
climb inside the appliance.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste
disposal. Deliver the appliance immediately to
an authorized dump; do not leave it unattended
even for a few days, since it is potentially
dangerous for children. For more detailed
information about treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, please contact your
local city office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
This appliance does not contain CFCs (replaced
with R134a) or HFCs (replaced with R600a).
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a):
isobutane is a naturally occurring, low
environmental impact gas. Caution is required,
however, because isobutane is flammable.
Therefore, it is essential to ensure that
refrigerant pipelines are not damaged.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance is designed to store food and is
manufactured in conformity with
EEC directives 90/128/CEE, 02/72/CEE and
No. 1935/2004.
• This appliance is designed, manufactured, and
retailed in compliance with:
- the safety objectives of the Low Voltage
Directive 73/23/EEC;
- the protection requirements of the “EMC”
Directive 89/336/EEC, amended by Directive
• The electrical safety of the appliance can only
be guaranteed if the product is connected to
an approved earth connection.
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• Use the refrigerator compartment only for
storing fresh food and beverages and use the
freezer compartment only for storing frozen
food, freezing fresh food and making ice
• After installation, make sure that the
appliance is not standing on the power supply
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in
the freezer since they may burst.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately
after taking them out of the freezer since they
may cause cold burns.
• Before carrying out any maintenance or
cleaning, always unplug the appliance or
disconnect the power supply.
• Make sure that your appliance is not near a
heat source.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapours and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance. The fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
• To ensure proper ventilation leave a space on
both sides and above the appliance.
• Ensure that the vent outlets on the appliance
casing or housing unit are unobstructed in
order to allow correct air circulation.
• All appliances equipped with an ice maker or
water dispenser must be connected to a
mains water supply that delivers potable
water only (with water pressure between 1.7
and 8.1 bar (25 and 117 PSI)). Ice makers and/
or water dispensers not directly connected to
a mains water supply must be filled with
potable water only.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor strong
enough to take its weight and in an area
suitable for its size and use.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-
ventilated place The appliance is set for
operation at specific ambient temperature
ranges, according to the climatic class
indicated on the data plate: The appliance may
not work properly if it is left for a long period
at a temperature above or below the
indicated range.
• Be careful not to damage the floors when you
move the appliance (e.g. parquet flooring).
• Do not use mechanical devices or any means
other than those recommended by the
manufacturer to speed up the defrosting
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the
freezer compartments, unless such appliances
are specifically recommended by the
• This appliance is not designed for use by
young children or the infirm.
• To avoid the risk of children being trapped
and therefore suffocating, do not allow them
to play or hide inside the appliance.
• The power cable may only be replaced by an
authorized person.
• Do not use extension leads or adapters.
• It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance from the mains by unplugging it or
by means of a two-pole switch fitted upline of
the socket.
• Ensure that the voltage indicated on the
appliance data plate corresponds to the
domestic supply voltage
• Do not ingest the contents (non-toxic) of the
ice packs (if provided).
Climatic class Amb. T. (°C) Amb. T. (°F)
SN From 10 to 32 From 50 to 90
N From 16 to 32 From 61 to 90
ST From 18 to 38 From 64 to 100
T From 18 to 43 From 64 to 110
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• Install the appliance in a dry, well-ventilated place. Ensure that
the appliance is level. Adjust the front feet if necessary.
• Make sure that your appliance is not near a heat source.
• Install and level the refrigerator on a floor strong enough to
take its weight and in an area suitable for its size and use.
• After installation, make sure that the appliance is not standing
on the power supply cable.
• Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
built-in structure, clear of obstruction. To ensure proper
ventilation, leave a 1 cm space on both sides and 5 cm above
the refrigerator.
• The sides of some models are extended at the rear so the
appliance can be placed directly against the rear wall.
Otherwise, fit the spacers (if supplied and if not keep 4,5 cm
distance between the appliance and the wall) on the upper
part of the condenser at the rear of the appliance.
• Clean the inside (see chapter “Care and Maintenance”).
• Fit the accessories supplied.
• Remove the compressor locking pin (on selected models
Electrical Connection
• Electrical connections must be made in accordance with local
• Ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance data plate
corresponds to the domestic supply voltage.
• If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the
socket replaced by a qualified electrician
• Appliance is safe in case it is connected to the right socket
with earth. Regulations require that the appliance is earthed.
• The Manufacturer declines all liabilities for injury to persons or
animals or damage to proper resulting ty from failure to
observe these regulations.
Position the food as shown in the figure.
A Cooked food
B Fish, meat
C Fruit and vegetables
D Bottles
E Butter
F Dairy products, cheese
• The space between the shelves and the rear wall of the
refrigerator compartment must be unobstructed to allow
circulation of air.
• Do not place food in direct contact with the rear wall of the
refrigerator compartment.
• Do not place hot food in the refrigerator or freezer.
• Store liquids in closed containers.
Storing vegetables with a high water content can result in
condensation in the crisper container: this will not affect the
correct operation of the appliance.
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EXTRA SHELF (depending on the model)
Your refrigerator is provided with extra wire shelf. It’s ideal to
store bottles.
• To use it, pull it frontward to the position indicated in the
• When not in use, just pull it upward and then push it backward.
• To remove the shelf, just slide the side locks (if available) as in
the picture, and pull it toward you.
• After replacing the extra shelf, slide the side locks in its original
SLIDING GLASS SHELVES (depending on the model)
Your refrigerator is provided with sliding glass shelves which
make it easier for you to access foods stored at the shelves or at
lower shelves.
• The shelves are made of highly resistant hardened glass.
• The edges of the shelves prevent split liquids from going to
other compartments.
• In some models the maximum load of glass shelf is given ( )
Changing the position of shelves:
Your refrigerator allows you to change the position of shelves
according to your needs.
• To remove the shelf, pull it forward to the stop.
• Keep the lock pressed down ad shown in the picture detail,
and pull the shelf frontward until it is released. The locks can
be pressed separately.
• Pull the pins outward to remove the rails.
• Remove the rails as in the picture and place them where you wish.
• To place the rails observe the inscrition “ ” written on the
• After that, place the shelf on them.
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In “No-Frost” appliances, defrosting of freezer is
completely automatic.
In other appliances, defrost the freezer compartment once
or twice a year, or when the ice on the walls reaches a
thickness of about 3mm. If possible, defrost the freezer
when it is nearly empty.
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply
(refrigerator compartment switches off too).
• Remove the food from the freezer, wrap in a paper and group
together in a cool place or in a portable cooler.
• Remove the ice-cube tray.
• Remove the baskets.
• Pull out the defrost water drain from the base of the freezer
• Leave the freezer compartment door open. Place a shallow
container below the drain channel to collect the defrost water.
• Clean the freezer compartment using a sponge dampened in a
solution of warm water and neutral detergent. Do not use
abrasive products.
• Rinse the interior and dry thoroughly.
• Reconnect the appliance to the power supply.
• Refit the drain in place and reposition the baskets.
• Do not use sharp or pointed metal instruments to scrape off ice;
do not heat the freezer compartment artificially. Any damage to
the appliance resulting from failure to observe these instructions
is not covered by the guarantee.
• Any increase in temperature of frozen food during defrosting
can shorten its storage life.
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You can use the freezer compartment to freeze food.
The amount of fresh food that can be frozen in 24 hours, at an
ambient temperature of +25°C, is indicated on the data plate.
How to proceed:
• Wrap and seal the food in: aluminium foil, cling film, watertight
plastic bags, polythene containers with lids or special freezer
• Place food in the top compartment, leaving enough space for air
to circulate around packs. To speed up the freezing process and
increase the compartment capacity, remove the top basket/s
and the ice pack storage drawer (if provided). Put the already
frozen food into the other drawers and the food still to be
frozen directly onto the refrigerator grid.
• In case of power failure, the freezer compartment is able to
maintain the correct storage temperature for about 12 hours.
• Do not open the freezer compartment door during a power
failure, it will allow to maintain a low temperature as long as
• For models equipped with ice packs, this time can be elongated
to 18-24 hours.
The storage time for frozen fresh foods.
• The table alongside shows the recommended maximum storage
time for frozen fresh foods.
When purchasing frozen food products:
• Ensure that the packaging is not damaged (frozen food in
damaged packaging may have deteriorated). If the package is
swollen or has damp patches, it may not have been stored under
optimal conditions and defrosting may have already begun.
• When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last and
transport the products in a thermally insulated cool bag.
• Place the items in the freezer compartment as soon as you get
• If food has defrosted even partially, do not re-freeze it.
Consume within 24 hours.
• Avoid, or reduce temperature variations to the minimum.
• Respect the best-before date on the package.
• Always observe the storage information on the package.
Making ice cubes
• Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 with water and fit it onto the runners
above the top basket (as shown in the figure).
• If the tray sticks to the bottom of the compartment, do not use
pointed or sharp instruments to detach it.
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Storage time will vary according to the quality of the food, the type of packaging or wrap used (moisture and
vapour proof), and the storage temperature (which should be -18°C).
Concentrated fruit juice 12 months
Fruit (in general) 8 to 12 months
Citrus fruit and fresh fruit
4 to 6 months
Commercially frozen 8 months
Home frozen 8 to 12 months
Sausages 4 weeks or less
Hamburgers 1 month
Beef, veal, lamb 2 to 3 months
Beef 6 to 12 months
Lamb and veal 6 to 12 months
Pork 4 to 8 months
Fresh sausages 1 to 2 months
Steaks and chops
Beef 8 to 12 months
Lamb, veal, pork 2 to 4 months
Cod, flounder, sole 6 months
Salmon 2 to 3 months
Mackerel, perch 2 to 3 months
Dressed fish (purchased) 3 months
Clams, oysters 3 to 4 months
Boiled fish, crabs 3 to 4 months
Raw prawns 12 months
Chicken or turkey (whole or
12 months
Duck and goose 6 months
Offal 2 to 3 months
Poultry cooked in a sauce 6 months
Sliced meat (no sauce) 1 month
Meat, poultry, and fish 2 to 3 months
Butter 6 to 9 months
Margarine 12 months
Camembert, mozzarella,
spreading cheese
3 months
Cream cheeses do not freeze
Brie, Emmenthal, Swiss
cheese, etc.
(freezing may affect cheese
6 to 8 months
Ice cream, fruit juices, milk 12 months
(Add sugar or salt to yolks or
whole beaten eggs)
Whole (beaten), whites, yolks 12 months
Leavened bread and rolls 3 months
Unbaked bread 1 month
Croissants 3 months
Cakes (not iced) 2 to 4 months
Cakes (iced) and biscuits 6 to 12 months
Fruit pies 12 months
Biscuit pastry 3 months
Pie pastry 4 to 6 months
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Some noises are normal when the appliance is operating.
Before carrying out any cleaning operations, unplug the
• Clean the inside of the freezer compartment when defrosting.
• Periodically clean the inside of the refrigerator compartment
with a sponge dampened in warm water and/or neutral
detergent. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive
• Clean the outside with a soft damp cloth. Do not use abrasive
products, scourers, stain-removers (e.g. acetone,
trichloroethylene) or vinegar.
• Defrosting of the refrigerator compartment is completely
automatic. Some models are provided with a drain hole.
Clean the defrost water drain outlet regularly using the tool
supplied with the appliance. This precaution ensures that
defrost water is removed correctly.
• Periodically clean the condenser (radiator) at the rear
of the appliance and the plinth with a vacuum cleaner
or brush.
Prolonged disuse
1.Empty the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
2.Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
3.Defrost the freezer compartment, and clean and dry both
4.Leave the doors open to prevent formation of unpleasant
Antibacterial filter (depending on the model) assures the
higher level of hygiene in your refrigerator through continuous
purifying of circulating air of bacteria. After half a year of using of
filter one should be change it for a new one.
1.Remove the filter together with the container.
2.Replace and fit the filter container with a new one.
This type of filter is available from our After-sales Service.
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Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1.See if you can solve the problem yourself with the
help of the “Troubleshooting guide”).
2.Switch the appliance on again to see if the
problem has been solved. If it has not, disconnect
the appliance from the power supply and wait for
about an hour before switching on again.
3.If the problem persists after this course of action,
contact After-sales Service.
• the nature of the problem,
• the model,
• the Service number (the number after the word
SERVICE on the data plate on the inside of the
• your full address,
• your telephone number and area code.
The direction of door opening can be changed.
If this operation is performed by After-sales
Service it is not covered by the warranty.
Defect Probably cause Solution
1.The appliance is not working
Lack of power supply.
Check electric set.
Check properly inserted plug in the socket.
In case of lack of power supply. You need call
for electrician.
Burn fuse (safety device). Replace fuse (safety device).
Thermostat knob set to “Off” or
Set the temperature in chosen position
according to product sheet.
2.Temperature inside the
compartments too high.
Doors aren’t closed properly or
gasket uncorrecty adhered.
Check if it is possibility to closure doors.
Check if gasket is clear and undamage.
Improper set thermostat knob.
Set thermostat knob in chosen position
according to product sheet.
Improper appliance installed.
Check if the appliance is installed near heat
3.Water collects at the bottom of
the refrigerator or freezer
compartment (depends on model).
Drain of defrost water is blocked.
Clear drain. (it is placed over the compressor
or in the middle of drip channel of
Improper setting food. Food shouldn’t touch back wall of cabinet.
4.The inside light is not working
Lack of power supply. See point 1.
Bulb burnt out.
Disconnect the appliance from mains power
supply. Remove the bulb cover. Check the bulb
and if necessary replace it. Replace using
maximum 15W bulb.
In some models a special bulb is used. Bulb
change instruction is put in the chart.
5.The appliance is excessively
noisy. The appliance is wrong set.
Check level of appliance
(adjustment front stems)
Check if the appliance isn’t in contact with
other furniture or objects.
6. Noise from expanding
Noises due to expansion in the
refrigerant circuit.
Normal effect correctly.
7. The front edge of the appliance
maybe hot.
Normal effect – prevent the formation of
condensation water.
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1) For Great Britain only
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 follows:
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
2) 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.
3) Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, please
contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction. Please do not
attempt to change plug yourself. This procedure needs to be
carried out by a qualified Whirlpool technician in compliance with
the manufactures instructions and current standard safety

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