Whirlpool WHM4611 manual

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  • Brand: Whirlpool
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: WHM4611
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: German, English

Table of Contents

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A.	 Handle.
B.	 Safety lock (if provided).
C.	Gasket.
D.	 Separator (if provided).
E.	 Defrost water drain plug.
F.	 Control panel.
G.	 Side motor cooling grille.
1.	Temperature adjustment thermostat.
2. 	Red light (if provided): indicates that the temperature
inside the product is not low enough.
3. 	Green LED (if provided): when lit, indicates that the
appliance is running.
4. Yellow/orange illuminated button (if provided):
activates/deactivates the fast freeze function.
When lit, it indicates that the fast freeze function is active.
The fast freeze function automatically deactivates after
about 50 hours.
The exact configuration of the control panel may vary
according to the model.
Your new appliance is designed to be used in the
household and similar applications such as:
- 	 kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
- 	 farm houses
- 	 by clients in hotels, motels, residences, bed &
The product must only be used to store frozen food, to
freeze fresh food and to make ice.
Regulations require the appliance to be earthed. The
manufacturer declines all liability for injury to persons
or animals and for damage to property resulting
from failure to observe the above procedures and
1.	After unpacking, make sure that the appliance is
undamaged and that the door closes perfectly, with the
gasket remaining intact. Any damage must be reported to
your retailer 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 and electrical connection must be carried out
by a qualified technician, according to the manufacturer’s
instructions and local safety regulations.
4.	Clean the inside of the appliance before using it.
•	 Before connecting the appliance to the mains supply,
ensure that the voltage corresponds to that given on the
rating plate located on the rear of the appliance.
•	 Electrical connections must be made in accordance
with local regulations.
• 	 Unpack the appliance.
• 	 Remove the 4 spacers inserted between the door
and the appliance. (Fig 3)
• 	 Make sure the defrost water drain plug (if provided) is
correctly positioned (E).
• 	 For optimum appliance operation and to avoid damage
when the door is opened, leave a space of at least 7 cm
from the rear wall and 7 cm at the sides. (Fig. 4)
• 	 Fit the accessories (if provided).
Switching on the appliance
• 	 The appliance is factory set for optimum operation at a
temperature of -18°C.
• 	 Plug in the appliance.
• 	 The green LED lights up (if provided).
• 	 Also the red LED (if provided) will switch on because
the temperature inside the appliance is not yet
sufficiently low for food storage. The red LED will
normally switch off within the first six hours after the
appliance is switched on.
• 	 After connecting the appliance to the mains supply and
when the optimal temperature has been reached (this
phase takes about 1 hour during which the lid will not
open), ensure that the fast freeze button is not pressed
(the yellow LED, if provided, is off).
• 	 Place food inside the product only when the red LED
(if provided) has switched off.
• 	 Thanks to the efficient lid seal, the appliance lid will not
re-open easily immediately after closing. Wait a few
minutes before re-opening the lid of the appliance.
Temperature Adjustment
Use the thermostat to select the ideal storage temperature.
To adjust the internal temperature, proceed as follows:
• 	 Turn the thermostat knob to 1 for a storage temperature
that is less cold.
• 	 Turn the thermostat knob to 6 for a colder storage
• 	 For partial loads, or when the load indicator is below the
“e” symbol inside the appliance, it is advisable to move
the thermostat to the lower position (on “e”, if present on
the thermostat scale)
Preparation of fresh food for freezing
• 	 Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in: aluminium
foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic bags,
polyethylene containers with lids, provided they are
suitable for freezing foods.
• 	 Food must be fresh, mature and of prime quality in order
to obtain high quality frozen food.
• 	 Fresh vegetables and fruit should preferably be frozen
as soon as they are picked to maintain the full original
nutritional value, consistency, colour and flavour.
• 	 Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the
Freezing fresh food
• 	 Place foods to be frozen in direct contact with the walls
of appliance (Fig. 5):
	 A) - foods to be frozen,
	 B) - foods already frozen.
• 	 Avoid placing foods to be frozen in direct contact with
food already frozen.
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• 	 For best and fastest freezing, foods should be split into
small portions; this will also be useful when the frozen
items are to be used.
1.	At least 24 hours before storing fresh food in the
appliance, press the fast freeze button (4).
2.	Place the food to be frozen and keep the lid of the
appliance closed for 24 hours. The fast freeze function
automatically deactivates after about 50 hours.
Refer to the table on the appliance.
Classification of frozen foods
Load and classify the frozen foods; it is advisable
to indicate the storage date on the packs, to ensure
consumption before the expiry dates listed in months in
Fig. 6 for each type of food.
Advice for storing frozen food
When buying frozen food, make sure that:
• 	 The packaging is intact (food in damaged containers
may have deteriorated). If a package is swollen or has
damp patches, the product may not have been stored
in optimum conditions and therefore undergone partial
• 	 When shopping, leave frozen food purchases until last
and carry them in a thermally insulated bag.
• 	 On arriving home, immediately place the frozen food in
the appliance.
• 	 Avoid or minimise temperature variations. Observe the
expiry date on the packaging.
• 	 Always follow the storage instructions on frozen food
• 	 Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately.
Do not refreeze unless the food is cooked after it
has thawed. Once cooked, the food can be refrozen.
• 	 In case of a prolonged power failure: Do not open
the appliance door, except to place ice packs (if
provided) over the frozen foods on the right and left
side of the appliance. This will slow down the rise in
• 	 During installation, make sure the appliance does
not damage the power cable.
• 	 Do not store glass containers with liquids inside the
product as they may break.
• 	 Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after
taking them out of the appliance as they may cause cold
• 	 Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning,
always unplug the appliance or disconnect the power
• 	 Do not install the appliance in places exposed to
direct sunlight or near heat sources in order to avoid
increasing power consumption.
• 	 Do not put aerosol spray cans or recipients containing
propellants or flammable substances in the appliance.
• 	 Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids
and gases in the vicinity of this or any other domestic
appliance. The fumes can create a fire hazard or
• 	 Install the appliance in a perfectly horizontal position, 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, well-ventilated place.
The appliance is set for operation at specific ambient
temperature ranges, according to the climatic class
indicated on the data plate located at the rear of the
product (Fig. 7). The appliance may not work properly
if it is left for a long time at a temperature outside the
specified range.
• 	 It is advisable to leave the appliance connected if left
empty even for short periods.
• 	 Be careful not to damage the floors when you move the
appliance (e.g. parquet). To facilitate product handling,
it is advisable to empty it beforehand, if possible.
Note: The appliance must be handled and installed by two
or more persons.
• 	 Do not use mechanical devices or any means other
than those recommended and/or supplied by the
manufacturer to speed up the defrosting process.
• 	 Do not use electrical appliances inside the product,
unless such appliances are specifically recommended
by the manufacturer.
•	 The bulb used inside the appliance is specifically
designed for domestic appliances and is not suitable for
general room lighting within the home (EC Regulation
• 	 This appliance must not be used by children under
8 years of age, or by people with limited physical,
sensory or mental abilities or without experience
and knowledge of it, unless instructed in its use by
those responsible for their safety.
• 	 Do not allow children to play or hide inside the
product: risk of becoming trapped inside and
• 	 Power cable modification or replacement must only
be carried out by qualified personnel or After-sales
• 	 Do not use extension leads or adapters.
• 	 Electrical disconnection must be possible either by
unplugging the appliance or by means of a double-
pole switch located upline from the socket.
• 	 Ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance
data plate corresponds to the domestic supply
• 	 Do not ingest the contents (non-toxic) of the ice
packs (if provided).
• 	 Restrict the number of times you open the door.
• 	 This appliance features “skin condenser”
technology: the condensing unit is integrated into
the walls of the freezer. For this reason the side
and front walls of the product may become hot
while the product is running. This is entirely normal
and also reduces the risk of condensation forming
in particularly critical environmental conditions
(see paragraph “Troubleshooting guide”).
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The appliance should be defrosted when the thickness of
ice on the walls reaches 5-6 mm.
• 	 Disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
• 	 Remove food from the appliance and put it in a very
cool place or a thermally insulated bag.
• 	 Leave the appliance door open.
• 	 Remove the internal defrost water drain plug (depending
on model) (Fig. 8).
• 	 Remove the external defrost water drain plug
(depending on model) and reposition it as shown in
fig. 8.
• 	 Use the separator (depending on model) inside the
product as a recipient for any remaining water, (D) as
shown in fig. 8. If there is no separator, use a shallow
• 	 Defrosting can be sped up by using a spatula to detach
the frost from the appliance walls.
• 	 Remove the frost from the bottom of the appliance.
• 	 In order to avoid permanent damage to the
appliance interior, do not use pointed or sharp
metal instruments to remove the ice.
• 	 Do not use abrasive products or heat up the
interior artificially.
• 	 Dry the inside of the appliance thoroughly.
• 	 Refit the plug after defrosting.
• 	 Remove the frost from the upper edges (see
Troubleshooting Guide).
• 	 Clean the inside after defrosting, using a sponge
dampened with warm water and/or mild detergent.
• 	 Clean the side vent (if provided).
Unplug the appliance before carrying out maintenance
operations. Do not use abrasive products, scourers
or stain-removers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) to
clean the appliance.
To obtain the best results from your appliance, carry
out cleaning and maintenance at least once a year.
• 	 Disconnect the appliance from the mains power supply.
•	 Remove the diffuser by following the sequence of steps
shown in the figure.
•	 Unscrew the light bulb and replace it with an identical
bulb of the same wattage and voltage.
•	 Refit the diffuser and plug in the appliance.
1. 	The red LED (if provided) remains alight.
• 	 Is there a power failure?
• 	 Is defrosting in progress?
• 	 Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• 	 Is the appliance positioned near a heat source?
• 	 Is the thermostat setting correct?
• 	 Are the ventilation grille and condenser clean?
2. 	The appliance is too noisy.
• 	 Is the appliance perfectly horizontal?
• 	 Is the appliance in contact with other furniture or objects
that may cause vibrations?
• 	 Has the packaging been removed from under the
Note: Gurgling noises from the refrigerating circuit after the
compressor cuts out are perfectly normal.
3. 	The green LED (if provided) is off and the
appliance is not working.
• 	 Is there a power failure?
• 	 Is the plug properly inserted in the socket?
• 	 Is the electric cable intact?
4. 	The green LED (if provided) is off and the
appliance is working.
• 	 The green LED is not working. Contact the After Sales
Service for a replacement.
5. 	The compressor runs continuously.
• 	 Have hot foods been put in the appliance?
• 	 Has the appliance lid been left open for a long time?
• 	 Is the appliance positioned in a very warm room or near
heat sources?
• 	 Is the thermostat setting correct?
• 	 Has the fast freeze function (depending on model) been
pressed by mistake?
6. 	Too much ice on the upper edge.
• 	 Are the defrost water drainage plugs correctly
• 	 Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• 	 Is the appliance lid seal damaged or deformed? (See
chapter “Installation”)
• 	 Have the 4 protection pieces been removed? (See
chapter “Installation”)
7. 	Condensation forms on the external walls of the
• 	 It is normal for condensation to form under certain
atmospheric conditions (humidity above 85%) or if the
appliance is located in a damp or poorly ventilated
	 The performance of the appliance is in no way affected.
8. 	The layer of ice on the internal walls of the
appliance is not uniform.
•	 This phenomenon is quite normal.
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and bears the
recycling symbol . For disposal, comply with the local
regulations. Keep the packing materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach of children, as they
are a potential source of danger.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable material.
This appliance is marked in compliance with European
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring the correct disposal of
this appliance, you can help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and the health of
The symbol on the appliance, or on the accompanying
documents, indicates that this appliance should not be
treated as domestic waste but must be taken to a special
collection centre for the recycling of electrical and electronic
When scrapping the appliance, make it unusable by cutting
off the power cable and removing the doors and shelves
so that children cannot easily climb inside and become
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Scrap the appliance in compliance with local regulations
on waste disposal, taking it to a special collection centre;
do not leave the appliance unattended even for a few days,
since it is a potential source of danger for children.
For further information on the treatment, recovery and
recycling of this product, contact your competent local
office, the household waste collection service or the shop
where you purchased the appliance.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The refrigerant
circuit contains R134a (HFC) or R600a (HC) (see the rating
plate inside the appliance).
Appliances with Isobutane (R600a): isobutane is a natural
gas without environmental impact, but is flammable.
Therefore, make sure the refrigerant circuit pipes are not
This product may contain Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
covered by the Kyoto Protocol; the refrigerant gas is inside
a hermetically sealed system.
Refrigerant gas: R134a has a Global Warming Potential of
(GWP) 1300.
Declaration of conformity
• 	 This appliance has been designed for preserving food
and is manufactured in compliance with Regulation (CE)
No. 1935/2004.
• 	 This appliance has been designed, manufactured and
marketed in compliance with:
	 - safety objectives of the “Low Voltage” Directive
2006/95/CE (which replaces 73/23/CEE and
subsequent amendments);
	 - the protection requirements of Directive “EMC”
Electrical safety of the appliance can only be guaranteed if
it is correctly connected to an approved earthing system.
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1.	See if you can solve the problem yourself.
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 fault,
•	 the model,
•	 the service number (the number after the word SERVICE
on the rating plate on the rear of the appliance),
•	 your full address,
•	 your telephone number and area code.
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