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Electrolux ARCTIS Electronic Freezer no_frost Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 ARCTIS Electronic Freezer no_frost Operating Instructions 818 22 86-00/8...
  • Page 2 Dear customer, Before placing your new freezer into operation please read these operating instructions carefully. They contain important information for safe use, for installation and for care of the appliance. Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the appliance.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    The freezer needs ventilation ........
  • Page 4 Contents Opening the door ..........23 Freezing .
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Customer Care Department. Prior to Installation • Check the freezer for transport damage. Under no circumstances should a damaged appliance be installed! In the event of damage, please contact your retailer.
  • Page 6 • Do not remove items from the freezer compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns. • Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer. They can burst when the contents freeze.
  • Page 7: Environmental Information

    Environmental Information Packaging All transit packaging materials are environmentally compatible and can be reused. Wood is un-treated. The plastics can be recycled and are identified as follows: >PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the inte- rior.
  • Page 8: Before Use

    Before Use Packaging 1. Remove all adhesive tape and packaging from the interior of the appli- ance. Any remnants of adhesive can be removed with white spirit. 2. Remove the transport protection pieces and pull off the adhesive tape. 3. Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little bicarbonate of soda added (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water).
  • Page 9: The Freezer Needs Ventilation

    Climate classification The freezer needs ventilation Air is fed under the door through the vent slots in the base and is exhausted upwards along the back wall. To ensure proper air circulation never cover or alter the vent openings. Important! If the appliance is installed...
  • Page 10: Appliance Alignment

    Installation Appliance Alignment 1. The appliance must be level. Please compensate for unevenness in the floor by turning the two adjustable feet at the front. 2. When two appliances are placed beside each other, the spacers enclosed in the plastic wrapping should be glued between the appli- ances as shown in the illustration.
  • Page 11: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person. WARNING – THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed. Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.
  • Page 12: Reversing The Door

    Reversing the door The door hinges can be changed from right (as supplied) to left if required to suit the location where the appliance is installed. Warning! Unplug from the mains before reversing the door. 1. Open the door and remove the plinth cover to the front.
  • Page 13 4. Remove the door fitting on the lower right (1) and reposition the door hinge bracket cover from the lower left to the right of the door (2), place the door fitting supplied in the lower left of the door (3). Carefully remove the door to the front and place on one side.
  • Page 14: The No-Frost (Frost Free) System

    The electronics of the appliance recognises automatically, when the quick freezing mode can be completed, and automatically switches off the TURBO/FROSTMATIC function.
  • Page 15: Description Of The Appliance

    ã Drawer (for frozen food storage only) Cold accumulation block There is one cold accumulation block in the freezer. Refer to the section “Prior to Initial Start–Up” concerning freezing of the cold accumulation block. In the event of a power failure or malfunction, the cold accumulation...
  • Page 16: Control Panel

    Description of the appliance Control Panel 1 ON/OFF button and ON/OFF indicator light (green) 2 Temperature display 3 Temperature setting buttons 4 TURBO/FROSTMATIC button and TURBO/FROSTMATIC indicator light (yellow) 5 ALARM OFF button and warning indicator light (red) (see section: "Control and Information Systems") Temperature setting buttons These buttons are connected to the temperature display.
  • Page 17: Temperature Display

    Temperature display The temperature display shows several types of information. • In normal operation the current freezer compartment temperature is displayed (ACTUAL temperature). • During temperature adjustment, a blinking display of the temperature selected at the moment occurs (DESIRED temperature).
  • Page 18: Turbo/Frostmatic-Button

    In the cooling mode the TURBO/FROSTMATIC function is suitable for fast cooling larger quantities of foodstuff, e.g. drinks or salads during a party.
  • Page 19: Prior To Initial Start-Up

    3. Press the ALARM OFF button to switch off the warning tone. 4. Set temperature to -18°C or colder (see section: "Temperature Adjust- ment"). Important! Wait until the freezer compartment has reached a tempera- ture of –18 °C, or the red warning light has gone out, before storing frozen food.
  • Page 20: Select "Freezing" Or "Cooling

    "Temperature Adjustment"). Attention! If you are using the appliance as a freezing unit: Please wait prior to putting the foodstuff to be frozen, until the freezer interior temperature has attained -18 °C, or until the red warning display goes off.
  • Page 21: Switching The Appliance Off

    • Operating mode "Freezing": from -15 °C up to -24 °C in 1 °C steps; • Operation mode "Cooling": from 0 °C up to 16 °C in 1 °C steps; Note: From a food safety point of view, -18 °C for the freezer compart- ment should be considered cold enough as a storage temperature.
  • Page 22: Control And Information Systems

    (only in the operating mode "Freezing“) The red warning display and the temperature display flashes and an audible warning sounds, as soon as the temperature in the freezer com- partment is warmer than -8 °C. A rise in temperature may be caused by: –...
  • Page 23: Temperature Memory

    Temperature memory While the current freezer temperature is above -8 °C, the warmest tem- perature the freezer has reached during the alarm period is stored and can be called up as often as wished by pressing the ALARM OFF button.
  • Page 24: Freezing

    The two upper compartments are suited for freezing of large quantities of food. Important! • The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –18 °C or colder before freezing food. • Please observe the freezing capacity given on the rating plate. The freezing capacity is the maximum quantity of fresh food that can be frozen within a period of 24 hours.
  • Page 25: Frozen Storage

    Preparation of Ice Cubes 1. Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer and leave to freeze. 2. To loosen the frozen cubes, either bend the ice cube tray or hold it under running water for a few seconds.
  • Page 26: Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar

    The lower value applies to foods with high fat content. Maximum Load In order to load large quantities or bulky freezer items, you can remove the interior (except for the bottom drawer and the upper compartment lid, which serves for good ventilation) and place the freezer goods directly onto the storage grid.
  • Page 27: Standard" Cooling

    The "Long Fresh" cooling process enables optimum storage conditions for fresh foodstuff. The foodstuff remains fresh up to three times longer in comparison to storage in normal refrigerators. • Commodities suitable for "Long Fresh" cooling are: – meat and sausages –...
  • Page 28: Hints And Tips

    • The ventilator generates air flow whereby noise can be emitted. Food Storage To obtain the best performance from your freezer: • Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids. • Do not store food uncovered.
  • Page 29: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Maintenance and Cleaning Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply. Internal Cleaning 1. Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and bicarbonate of soda (5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Rinse and dry thoroughly. Warning! •...
  • Page 30: What To Do If

    What to do if ... Correcting Malfunctions Perhaps a malfunction has been caused by a minor error, which you can correct yourself with the help of the following instructions. Do not attempt any further repairs if the following instructions do not help in each specific case.
  • Page 31 Malfunction The appliance is over- cooling. The freezer compartment temperature is insufficient. Interior illumination does not function. Accumulation of frost at the door seal. Unusual noises. The compressor does not start immediately after pressing the TURBO/ FROSTMATIC button, or after changing the temperature setting.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Light Bulb

    What to do if ... Malfunction Only temperatures above 0 °C can be set, although the appliance should be used as a freezing unit. Only temperatures below 0 °C can be set, although the appliance should be used as a cooling unit. Replacing the light bulb Warning! Danger of electrical shock! Before replacing the light bulb switch appliance off and remove the mains plug, or switch off or...
  • Page 33: Technical Terminology

    Liquids that can be used to a generate a cooling effect are known as refrigerants. They have a relatively low boiling-point, indeed so low, that the warmth from the food stored in the fridge or freezer can cause the refrigerant to boil and vaporise.
  • Page 34: Guarantee Conditions

    Guarantee Conditions Standard Guarantee Conditions We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that: •...
  • Page 35: Service & Spare Parts

    Service & Spare Parts In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to pur- chase spare parts, please contact Service Force by telephoning: 08705 929 929 Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
  • Page 36 From the Electrolux Group. The world´s No.1 choice. The Electrolux Group is the world´s largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use. More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, chain saws and lawn mowers) are sold each year to a value of approx. USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around the world.