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Installation, including water supply (if any) and
electrical connections, and repairs must be carried
out by a qualified technician . Do not repair or replace
any part of the appliance unless specifically stated in
the user manual . Keep children away from the
installation site . After unpacking the appliance, make
sure that it has not been damaged during transport .
In the event of problems, contact the dealer or your
nearest After-sales Service . Once installed, packaging
waste (plastic, styrofoam parts etc . ) must be stored
out of reach of children  - risk of suffocation . The
appliance must be disconnected from the power
supply before any installation operation  - risk of
electric shock . During installation, make sure the
appliance does not damage the power cable - risk of
fire or electric shock . Only activate the appliance
when the installation has been completed .
Be careful not to damage the floors (e . g . parquet)
when moving the appliance . Install the appliance on
a floor or support strong enough to take its weight
and in a place suitable for its size and use . Make sure
the appliance is not near a heat source and that the
four feet are stable and resting on the floor, adjusting
them as required, and check that the appliance is
perfectly level using a spirit level . Wait at least two
hours before switching the appliance on, to ensure
that the refrigerant circuit is fully efficient .
To guarantee adequate ventilation, leave a space
on both sides and above the appliance . The distance
between the rear of the appliance and the wall
behind the appliance should be 50  mm, to avoid
access to hot surfaces . A reduction of this space will
increase the Energy consumption of product .
WARNING: To avoid a hazard due to instability,
positioning or fixing of the appliance must be done
in accordance with the manufacturer instructions . It
is forbidden to place the refrigerator in such way
that the metal hose of gas stove, metal gas or water
pipes, or electrical wires are in contact with the
refrigerator back wall (condenser coil) .
ELECTRICAL WARNINGS
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the power supply by unplugging it if plug is
accessible, or by a multi-pole switch installed
upstream of the socket in accordance with the
wiring rules and the appliance must be earthed in
conformity with national electrical safety standards .
Do not use extension leads, multiple sockets or
adapters . The electrical components must not be
accessible to the user after installation . Do not use
the appliance when you are wet or barefoot . Do not
operate this appliance if it has a damaged power
cable or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has
been damaged or dropped .
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If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
with an identical one by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid
a hazard - risk of electric shock .
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Ensure that the appliance is switched
off and disconnected from the power supply before
performing any maintenance operation; never use
steam cleaning equipment - risk of electric shock .
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as
window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable
fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents,
bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum
products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or
gaskets . Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or
other harsh cleaning tools .
DISPOSAL OF PACKAGING MATERIALS
The packaging material is 100% recyclable and is marked with the recycle
symbol
.
The various parts of the packaging must therefore be disposed of
responsibly and in full compliance with local authority regulations
governing waste disposal .
DISPOSAL OF HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
This appliance is manufactured with recyclable or reusable materials .
Dispose of it in accordance with local waste disposal regulations .
For further information on the treatment, recovery and recycling of
household electrical appliances, contact your local authority, the
collection service for household waste or the store where you purchased
the appliance . This appliance is marked in compliance with European
Directive 2012/19/EU, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) .
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
negative consequences for the environment and human health .
The symbol
on the product or on the accompanying documentation
indicates that it should not be treated as domestic waste but must be
taken to an appropriate collection center for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment .
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated room far away from any heat
source (eg . radiator, cooker, etc . ) and in a place not exposed directly to
the sun . If required, use an insulating plate .
To guarantee adequate ventilation follow installation instructions .
Insufficient ventilation at the back of the product increases energy
consumption and decreases cooling efficiency .
Frequent door opening might cause an increase in Energy Consumption .
The internal temperature of the appliance and the Energy Consumption
may be affected also by the ambient temperature, as well as location of
the appliance . Temperature setting should take into consideration these
factors .
Reduce door opening to a minimum .
When thawing frozen food, place in the refrigerator . The low temperature
of the frozen products cools the food in the refrigerator . Allow warm
food and drinks to cool down before placing in the appliance .
Positioning of the shelves in the refrigerator has no impact on the
efficient usage of energy . Food should be placed on the shelves in such
way to ensure proper air circulation (food should not touch each other
and distance between food and rear wall should be kept) .
You can increase storage capacity of frozen food by removing baskets
and, if present, Stop Frost shelf .
Do not worry about noises coming from the compressor which are
described as normal noises in this product's Quick Guide .
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