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Whirlpool WW1640 X Manual

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The appliance you have purchased is a wine cellar
(or wine-cooler), a professional product designed
exclusively for storing wine.
To get the most out of your new appliance,
read the user instructions thoroughly. They
describe the appliance in full and provide
useful wine storage tips.
Keep this handbook for future consultation.


1. Imballo
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
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance is manufactured using recyclable
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
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.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the door shuts properly.
Any damage must be reported to your dealer
within 24 hours after delivery of the appliance.
2. Wait at least two hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply 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 regulations.
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
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" 2004/108/EC.
Electrical safety of the
appliance can only be
guaranteed if it is correctly
connected to an approved
earthing system.


Table of Contents

  Summary of Contents for Whirlpool WW1640 X

  • Page 1: Before Using Your Wine Cellar

    BEFORE USING YOUR WINE CELLAR The appliance you have purchased is a wine cellar 1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that (or wine-cooler), a professional product designed the door shuts properly. exclusively for storing wine. Any damage must be reported to your dealer within 24 hours after delivery of the appliance.
  • Page 2 GENERAL PRECAUTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS • Use the wine cellar only to store wines and do Important: not put any other type of food into it. • If large amounts of wine are put in the appliance, • Be careful not to cover or obstruct the it may take several days for it to reach a appliance's ventilation openings.
  • Page 3: Introduction To Wine

    INTRODUCTION TO WINE Wine storage A well-known characteristic of wine is that it can be stored over time: in the correct location, white wines can be stored for about two years after their vintage although ideally they should be drunk within one year. While light red wines can be stored for up to two years, full-bodied reds will age well for 10 years and dessert wines even up to twenty years.
  • Page 4: Using The Product

    Temperature and humidity Temperature is a critical and vital factor during the entire life cycle of wine; it determines how well the wine develops when matured in the bottle. To ensure optimal storage, the temperature must be kept constant from 8 to 12 °C. Rapid, wide temperature swings must be avoided: when the temperature is too high, the liquids dilate accelerating the ageing process whereas excessively low temperatures (below 4 - 5 °C) can cause the precipitation of tartrates;...
  • Page 5: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Before any cleaning or maintenance operation, unplug the appliance from the mains or disconnect the electrical power supply. The wine cellar has a fully automatic defrosting function. • Droplets of water on the rear wall of the appliance indicate that the periodic automatic defrost cycle is in progress.
  • Page 6: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE 1. The appliance is not working. • Is there a power failure? • Is the plug properly inserted in the socket? • Is the double-pole mains switch on? • Has the fuse blown? • Is the power cord damaged? •...
  • Page 7: Installation

    INSTALLATION • Install the appliance away from heat sources. Installation in a hot environment, direct exposure to the sun or installation near heat sources (heaters, radiators, cookers) will increase power consumption and should therefore be avoided. • If this is not possible, the following minimum distances must be respected: •...