Whirlpool ARC 229 Declaration Of Conformity

Built-in undercounter wine cellar - 46 bottles arc 229


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The appliance which you have purchased is a
wine cellar – a professional appliance intended
exclusively for keeping wines.
For best use of your appliance, please read
these instructions carefully. In them you will
find a description of the appliance and
useful tips on keeping wines.
Keep this booklet for future consultation.
1. Packing
The packing material is 100% recyclable and is
labelled with the recycling symbol
dispose of all packing responsibly and carefully.
Keep the packaging material (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of the reach of
children because it is potentially hazardous.
2. Scrapping/Disposal
The appliance has been made with recyclable
This appliance is marked in conformity with
European Directive 2002/96/EC, Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Making sure
that it is scrapped correctly helps to prevent any
adverse consequences for health and the
The symbol
on the product, or on the
documents accompanying this appliance indicates
that this product should not be disposed of as
household waste. Please dispose of this appliance
at an Electrical & Electronic Equipment
Collection point as in accordance with local
environmental regulations for waste disposal.
When it is scrapped, make it unusable by cutting
the power cable and removing the doors and
shelves so that children cannot access the inside
Scrap it according to the local rules for the
disposal of waste and take it to a collection
point. Do not leave it unattended even for a few
days because it is a source of danger for children.
For details of your local Collection Point please
contact your Local Authority.
1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that
the door closes. Inform your retailer of any
damage within 24 hours.
2. Wait for at least two hours before switching
the appliance on, so that the cooling circuit
has time to reach full efficiency.
3. Make sure that the installation and electrical
connection are carried out by a qualified
engineer according to the manufacturer's
instructions and the local rules in force.
This appliance does not contain CFCs. The
. Please
refrigerant circuit contains R134a (HFC) or
R600a (HC) (see the rating plate inside the
For appliances with Isobutane (R600a): isobutane
is a natural gas which has no effect on the
environment but is inflammable. Make sure that
the cooling circuit pipes are not damaged.
Declaration of conformity
• This appliance has been designed,
manufactured and sold in conformity with:
- safety objectives of the "Low Voltage"
Directive 2006/95/CE (which replaces
73/23/CEE and subsequent amendments);
- the safety requirements in the "EMC"
Directive 2004/108/EEC, modified by
Directive 93/68/CEE.
The appliance's electrical safety is only assured
when it is correctly connected to an efficient
earthing system complying with legal provisions.


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Summary of Contents for Whirlpool ARC 229

  • Page 1 BEFORE USING YOUR WINE CELLAR The appliance which you have purchased is a 1. After unpacking the appliance, make sure that wine cellar – a professional appliance intended the door closes. Inform your retailer of any exclusively for keeping wines. damage within 24 hours.
  • 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 • Be careful not to cover or obstruct the appliance, it may take several days for it to appliance’s ventilation openings.
  • Page 3: Introduction To Wine

    INTRODUCTION TO WINE Storing wine As is well known, wine will keep for a long time; if kept in a suitable place white wines will keep for about two years from the date of harvest. Light red wines can be kept for up to two years although preferably they should be consumed within a year.
  • Page 4: Storing The Bottles

    STORING THE BOTTLES Classical storage with 36 bottles If you want to arrange the bottles for storing wine so that they are visible and easy to take out, we recommend the 36-bottle configuration (Bordeaux bottle or mixed Bordeaux bottle and German-type bottle).
  • Page 5 STORING THE BOTTLES Possible configurations for storing bottles STANDARD 36 Bottles (100% on their sides) 5 racks used STORAGE 44 Bottles (100% on their sides) 1 rack used STORAGE 42 Bottles (50% on their sides and 50% upright) 3 racks used 4 rows (6x4) MAXIMUM STORAGE 46 Bottles (48% on their sides...
  • Page 6: Description Of The Appliance

    TABLE OF THE BEST SERVING TEMPERATURES FOR WINES The table gives the indicative temperatures at which the wine should be served. If the wine must be served at a higher temperature than that set inside the cellar, it should be left out for as long as is necessary.
  • Page 7: How To Operate The Appliance

    HOW TO OPERATE THE APPLIANCE Preparing the appliance for use Switching on the appliance Insert the plug to start the appliance and then set the temperature on the front panel. A green pilot light comes on to indicate that the appliance is switched on. The product has an internal light that does not come on automatically when the door is opened, but can be switched on as necessary from the control panel by pressing the relevant button.
  • Page 8: Cleaning And Maintenance

    Setting the temperature The appliance temperature was set in the factory and corresponds to 15°C (upper compartment). If necessary, the temperature of the upper compartment can be changed as follows: 1. When connecting to the electrical power supply, the display shows the temperature set inside the compartment.
  • Page 9: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Before contacting the Customer Care Center… Problems of operation are often due to simple causes, which may be identified and solved without using any tools. Appliance noises are normal because its fans and compressors switch on and off automatically. Some operating noises may be reduced by: •...
  • Page 10: Repair Instruction

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE 1. The appliance does not work. • Is the circulation of air through the ventilation • Is there a power cut? openings blocked? • Is the plug plugged into the socket properly? • Is the 2-pole mains switch on? 3.
  • Page 11: Installation

    INSTALLATION • Assemble the appliance with the correct ventilation as shown in the figures. • The doors cannot be reversed on this wine cellar. • Install the appliance away from heat sources. • Installation in a hot room, direct exposure to the sun’s rays or placing the appliance near a heat source (radiators, cookers), increase power consumption and should be avoided.
  • Page 12 INSTALLATION...
  • Page 13 INSTALLATION A) Installation next to kitchen units or cabinets To allow complete 90° opening of the door, install the product ensuring a space of at least 3.5 mm between the side flanges and the doors of any adjacent kitchen units/cabinets or electrical appliances (as shown in figure 1).
  • Page 14: Electrical Connection For Great Britain And Ireland Only

    Electrical connection • The electrical connections must conform to the local regulations. • The data on the voltage and power consumption are given on the rating plate inside the appliance. • Earthing the appliance is obligatory by law. • The manufacturer declines any responsibility for any damage suffered by people, animals or things caused by failure to observe the rules given above.

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