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60 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS HOW TO USE THE FREEZER CARE AND MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE AFTER SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION ELECTRICAL CONNECTION 30302009.book Page 60 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
61 BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENT • Your new appliance is designed exclusively for domestic use. To ensure best use of your appliance, carefully read the operating instructions which contain a description of the product and useful advice. Keep these instructions for future reference. 1.After unpacking the appliance, make sure it is not damaged and that the door closes properly. Any damage must be reported to the dealer within 24 hours of delivery of the appliance. 2.Wait at least two hours before switching the appliance on, to ensure that the refrigerant circuit is fully efficient. 3.Installation and the electrical connection must be carried out by a qualified technician according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in compliance with the local safety regulations. 4.Clean the inside of the appliance before using it. 1.Packaging 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 persons. 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 equipment. 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 trapped. 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. Information: 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 damaged. 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” 89/336/EEC amended by Directive 93/68/EEC. Electrical safety of the appliance can only be guaranteed if it is correctly connected to an approved earthing system. 30302009.book Page 61 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
62 PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS INSTALLATION • The appliance must be handled and installed by two or more persons. • Be careful not to damage the floors (e.g. parquet) when moving the appliance. • During installation, make sure the appliance does not damage the power cable. • Make sure the appliance is not near a heat source. • To guarantee adequate ventilation, leave a space on both sides and above the appliance and follow the installation instructions. • Keep the appliance ventilation openings free. • Do not damage the appliance refrigerant circuit pipes. • Install and level the appliance on a floor strong enough to take its weight and in a place suitable for its size and use. • Install the appliance in a dry and well ventilated place. The appliance is arranged for operation in places where the temperature comes within the following ranges, according to the climatic class given on the rating plate. The appliance may not work properly if it is left for a long time at a temperature outside the specified range. • Make sure the voltage specified on the rating plate corresponds to that of your home. • Do not use single/multi adapters or extension cords. • For the water connection, use the pipe supplied with the new appliance; do not reuse that of the previous appliance. • Power cable modification or replacement must only be carried out by qualified personnel. • It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from the power supply by unplugging it or by means of a mains two-pole switch installed upstream of the socket. SAFETY • Do not store or use petrol, flammable liquids or gas in the vicinity of this or other electrical appliances. The fumes can cause fires or explosions. • Do not use mechanical, electric or chemical means other than those recommended by the Manufacturer to speed up the defrost process. • Do not use or place electrical devices inside the appliance compartments if they are not of the type expressly authorised by the Manufacturer. • This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) 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. • To avoid the risk of children becoming trapped and suffocating, do not allow them to play or hide inside the appliance. • Do not swallow the contents (non-toxic) of the ice packs (in some models). • Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after taking them out of the freezer since they may cause cold burns. USE • Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning operation, unplug the appliance or disconnect it from the power supply. • All appliances equipped with an automatic icemaker and water dispenser must be connected to a water supply that only delivers drinking water (with mains water pressure of between 0.17 and 0.81 Mpa (1.7 and 8.1 bar)). Automatic ice-makers and/or water dispensers not directly connected to the water supply must be filled with drinking water only. • Use the refrigerator compartment only for storing fresh food and the freezer compartment only for storing frozen food, freezing fresh food and making ice cubes. • Do not store glass containers with liquids in the freezer since they may burst. The Manufacturer declines any liability if the above advice and precautions are not respected. Climatic Class Amb. temp. (°C) Amb. temp. (°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 30302009.book Page 62 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
63 HOW TO USE THE FREEZER The freezer can be used for storing already frozen food and for freezing fresh food. Switching on the freezer for the first time • There is no need to set the freezer temperature on the thermostat because the appliance is already factory set. • Plug in the appliance. • The alarm signal activates, indicating that the freezer has not yet reached a sufficiently cold temperature for storage of foodstuffs. • Only place food in the freezer once the alarm signal has deactivated (for further details, see the enclosed product sheet). Temperature Adjustment For temperature adjustment, see the enclosed product sheet. Note: Ambient air temperature, the frequency of door opening and the position of the appliance can affect the freezer internal temperature. Take these factors into consideration when setting the thermostat knobs. ”6th Sense” function The 6th Sense function, if present, is automatically activated in the following cases: Door opening The function activates when door opening causes the internal temperature to increase to values that do not ensure safe storage of food and remains active until optimal storage conditions have been restored. Placing fresh food in the freezer The function activates when fresh food is placed in the freezer and remains active until optimal freezing conditions are reached so as to ensure the best freezing quality with the lowest power consumption. NOTE: Besides the quantity of food loaded into the freezer, ambient temperature and the quantity of food already inside the freezer affect the duration of the 6th Sense function. Therefore significant duration variations are quite normal. Freezing The amount of fresh food (in kg) that can be frozen in 24 hours is indicated on the appliance data plate. For optimum appliance performance, press the fast freeze button (until the yellow LED lights up) 24 hours before placing fresh food in the freezer. After placing fresh food in the freezer, 24 hours on fast freeze function is generally sufficient; After 24 hours, deactivate the fast freeze function Attention: In order to save energy, when freezing small amounts of food, the fast freeze function can be deactivated after a few hours. If the 6th Sense function is present, appliance operation is controlled automatically and no operation is required (see chapter “6th Sense” function) 30302009.book Page 63 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
64 Tips for freezing and storing fresh food. • Before freezing, wrap and seal fresh food in: aluminium foil, cling film, air and water-tight plastic bags, polythene containers with lids or freezer containers suitable for freezing fresh food. • 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. Some meat, especially game, should be hung before it is frozen. Note: • Always leave hot food to cool before placing in the freezer. • Eat fully or partially defrosted foods immediately. Do not refreeze unless the food is cooked after it has thawed. Once cooked, the thawed food can be refrozen. Freezing and storing fresh food • Place foods to be frozen in the baskets. • Place the ice packs (if supplied) above the food stored in the top compartment. • In models with ice packs, in the event of a power failure, place the ice pack/s above the food stored in the top compartment, in order to optimise the rising time and therefore maintain correct food preservation. Important: The table alongside shows the recommended maximum storage time for frozen fresh foods. Declared performance refers to appliance operation without ice packs, with the exception of the rising time. Classification of frozen foods Put the frozen products into the freezer and classify them. The storage date should be indicated on the packs, to allow use within expiry dates. Advice for storing frozen food 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. • Once at home, place the frozen foods immediately in the freezer. • 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. MONTHS FOOD 30302009.book Page 64 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
65 Removing the baskets • Pull the baskets out fully, then lift them up slightly in order to remove. Drawers (except the bottom drawer) may be removed in order to obtain increased storage space (Fig. 1) Ensure that the load does not exceed the limit (if present) indicated on the side walls of the appliance. Please follow the storage times given on the frozen food packages. Making ice cubes • Fill the ice cube tray 2/3 full and place it in the special freezer compartment. • Do not use sharp or pointed instruments to detach the tray if it is stuck to the bottom of the freezer. • Bend the ice tray slightly to remove the cubes. Note: The freezer door will not re-open easily immediately after closing (except for the models with specific valve). Wait a few minutes before opening again in order to allow for compensation of the vacuum created. Intelligent ice system with feeder Some models are equipped with an ice system including a feeder, ice cube trays with removal device and ice bin. Thanks to this system, it is easy to fill the ice cube trays with water, remove the ice cubes and store them. The feeder allows you to easily fill the trays with water without having to remove them from the freezer and without spilling water on the kitchen floor. Filling the trays with water: • before filling the trays, clean them as described in the cleaning section. • To remove the feeder, pull it towards you. • Fill the feeder with water without resting it on a surface, then refit it on its support. The water will automatically fill the ice cube trays. • Wait for a few hours for the ice to be ready, then turn the knobs to extract the ice cubes. The ice cubes will fall directly into the ice bin. Attention: • make sure there are no ice cubes in the tray before refitting the feeder. • Before refitting the feeder, make sure there is no ice on the springs; if there is, remove it under running water. • The removable parts of the ice system may be taken out in order to obtain increased storage space. Fig. 1 30302009.book Page 65 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
66 CARE AND MAINTENANCE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE 1. The appliance is not working. •Is there a power failure? •Is the main power switch on? •Has the fuse blown? •Is the thermostat setting correct? •Was the appliance switched on correctly? 2. Excessive frost build-up. •Has the defrost water drain been positioned correctly? •Is the door shut properly? 3. The yellow, red and green LEDs do not light up. Perform the checks for point 1, and then: •Contact After Sales Service. Notes: • The front edge of the appliance may be hot. This prevents the formation of condensation and is not a defect. • Gurgling and hissing noises due to expansion in the refrigerant circuit are normal. Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the appliance from the mains or disconnect the electrical power supply. For electronic models, first press the on/off button and then unplug the the appliance. Periodically clean the condenser at the rear of the appliance with a vacuum cleaner or brush. Periodically clean the inside of the compartment with a sponge dampened in warm water and/or neutral detergent. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive products Long vacation • Empty the freezer. • Disconnect the freezer from the mains power supply. • Defrost and clean. Leave the door open to prevent formation of unpleasant odours and to eliminate any dampness Note: for electronic models, first insert the power plug into the mains socket and then press the on/off button to switch on the appliance. 30302009.book Page 66 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
67 AFTER SALES SERVICE Before contacting After Sales Service: 1. See if you can solve the problem yourself with the help of the Trouble-shooting 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. Specify: •the nature of the fault, •the model, •the Service number (the number after the word SERVICE on the rating plate on the inside of the appliance), •your full address, •your telephone number and area code. Note: The direction of door opening can be changed. If this operation is performed by After-sales Service it is not covered by the warranty. The door cannot be reversed on models with front handle. INSTALLATION 30302009.book Page 67 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM • Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a hot place, near heat sources (radiators, cookers) or direct exposure to the sun will increase energy consumption and should be avoided. • If this is not possible, respect these minimum distances: - 30 cm from coal or oil stoves; - 3 cm from electric and/or gas cookers. • For optimum operation, ensure: - a space of at least 5 cm above the appliance; - a distance of at least 4 cm from the rear wall; - place other cabinets at a suitable distance from the appliance to allow at least some air circulation • Install the appliance level (adjust the front feet if necessary) in a dry and well-aired place. • Clean the inside. • Insert the accessories supplied. Electrical connection • The electrical connections must comply with the local regulations. • Voltage and power input are specified on the rating plate inside the appliance. • Regulations require the appliance to be earthed. The manufacturer declines any liability for injury or damage resulting from failure to observe the above rules. • If the plug and socket are not of the same type, have the socket replaced by a qualified technician. • Do not use extension leads or multi-adapters. Electrical disconnection It must be possible to electrically disconnect the appliance by unplugging it or by means of a double-pole switch installed ahead of the socket.
68 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION 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. Important: 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. 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 regulations. 30302009.book Page 68 Monday, February 11, 2008 5:14 PM
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