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Troubleshooting And Maintenance - Kenwood KIC93FF Instruction Book

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Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Power cut
If the internal temperature of the Fridge/Freezer compartment is
-18°C or less when the power returns, your food is safe. The food
in your Fridge/Freezer will remain frozen for approx 16 hours
with the door closed. Do not open the Fridge/Freezer door more
than necessary.
The Fridge/Freezer is exceptionally cold
You may have accidentally adjusted the Thermostat Control Dial to
a higher position.
The Fridge/Freezer is exceptionally warm
The compressor may not be working. Turn the Thermostat Control
Dial to the maximum setting and wait a few minutes.
If there is no humming noise, it is not working. Contact the local
store where your purchase was made.
The Fridge/Freezer is not working
Check it is plugged in and switched on. Check that the fuse in the
plug has not blown. Plug in another appliance, such as a lamp,
to see if the socket is working. The Fridge/Freezer should be
placed in a well ventilated room with an ambient temperature of
between 12°C and 32°C.
Red Warning Light glows continuously
If you have recently turned your Fridge/Freezer on for the first
time, it may take up to 12 hours to cool to the correct operating
temperature. If the light continues to glow after this time contact
the local store where your purchase was made.
Condensation appears on the outside of the
Fridge/Freezer
This may be due to a change in the room temperature. Wipe off
any residue of moisture. If the problem continues contact the local
store where your purchase was made.
Noises inside the Fridge/Freezer!
If you have not owned a Fridge/Freezer before, you may notice
that it makes some rather unusual noises. Most noises are perfectly
normal, however you should be aware of them!
GURGLING, WHOOSHING
These noises are caused by the circulation of the refrigerant liquid
in the cooling system. It has become more pronounced since the
introduction of CFC free gases. This is not a fault and will not
affect the performance of your Fridge/Freezer.
HUMMING, PURRING OR PULSATING
This is the compressor motor working, as it pumps the refrigerant
around the system.
Moving the Fridge/Freezer
Location
Do not place your Fridge/Freezer near a heat source, eg. cooker,
boiler or radiator. Also avoid direct sunlight in lean-to's or sun
lounges.
Levelling the Fridge/Freezer
Make sure the Fridge/Freezer is level. Use the rotating levelling
feet at the front. If the Fridge/Freezer is not level, the doors and
magnetic seal alignments will be affected and may cause you
Fridge to work incorrectly.
Do Not Turn on the Fridge/Freezer for 4 Hours
After the Fridge/Freezer is in place it needs to be left for 4 hours.
This allows time for the coolant to settle.
Installation
Don't cover or block the vents or grilles of your appliance.
Servicing
This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance
yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact the local store where your
purchase was made.
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, disconnect from
the electricity supply, empty all foods and clean the appliance,
leaving the door ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
Changing the internal light
1 Before carrying out the bulb replacement always
switch off and disconnect the electrical supply.
2 Snap off the light cover by pressing down on
both the top and bottom of the cover, at the
same time pull the cover away from the light
housing.
3 Remove the old bulb by unscrewing it in an
anti-clockwise direction.
4 Replace with a new bulb (15w) by screwing it
in a clockwise direction making sure that it is
secure in the bulb holder.
5 Replace the light cover and re-connect your
Fridge to the electrical supply and switch on.

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