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AEG ARCTIS Operating Instructions Manual

Upright freezer no_frost


Upright Freezer no_frost
Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 ARCTIS Upright Freezer no_frost Operating Instructions 818 22 13-00/2...
  • Page 2 "What to do if ...". If these instructions should not be sufficient, please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre. Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes. he who thinks ecologically acts accordingly ...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important Safety Instructions ........Environmental Information ........Packaging .
  • Page 4 Contents Opening the door ..........23 Freezing .
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all before installing or using this appli- ance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure about any of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
  • Page 6 • Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre. 818 22 13-00/2...
  • 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

    Installation Climate classification for an ambient temperature of +10 to +32 °C +16 to +32 °C +18 to +38 °C +18 to +43 °C 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.
  • 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

    Installation 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. Open the door and remove the plinth cover to the front.
  • Page 13 Reversing the door 3. 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 no-frost (frost free) system • The appliance can be used as a freezing unit or as a refrigerator depen- ding on requirement. For this purpose, the operation mode "Freezing" or the operation mode "Cooling" can be selected on the appliance. –...
  • Page 15: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance View of the appliance (various models) á Control panel à Interior Illumination â Compartments with lids and drawers ä Maxi-Box 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”...
  • 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 button and TURBO indicator light (yellow) 5 WARNING OFF button and warning indicator light (red) (see section: "Control and Information Systems") Temperature setting buttons The temperature is adjusted using the „+“...
  • Page 17: Temperature Display

    Description of the appliance 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-Button

    Description of the appliance TURBO-button The TURBO function in the freezing mode provides for quick freezing of fresh food products, and at the same time protects previously stored goods against undesired warming in the freezer compartment. In the cooling mode the TURBO function is suitable for fast cooling larger quantities of foodstuff, e.g.
  • Page 19: Prior To Initial Start-Up

    Prior to Initial Start–Up Before connecting the appliance to the mains and putting it into oper- ation for the first time, leave the appliance to stand for 30 minutes if was transported upright. After transport on its side, the appliance must be left to stand for 2 hours before putting it into operation.
  • Page 20: Select "Freezing" Or "Cooling

    Select "Freezing" or "Cooling" If necessary, switch over the appliance with the following steps between the operating modes "Freezing" and "Cooling": 1. Hold down the WARNING OFF button and the „-“ (COLDER) button simultaneously for 5 seconds. • When the setting is switched from “Freezing” to “Cooling” “FC” (Freezing ->...
  • Page 21: Switching The Appliance Off

    Each time one of the two buttons is pressed again the DESIRED temper- ature is adjusted by 1 °C. The following DESIRED temperature settings are possible: • Operating mode "Freezing": from -15 °C up to -24 °C in 1 °C steps; •...
  • Page 22: Control And Information Systems

    Control and Information Systems The control and information systems consist of the temperature display, an optical warning display and an acoustic warning. The system warns: – when first switching on the appliance (when the storage temperature has not yet been attained); –...
  • Page 23: Temperature Memory

    Temperature memory While the current freezer temperature is above -11 °C, the warmest temperature the freezer has reached during the alarm period is stored and can be called up as often as wished by pressing the WARNING OFF button. If the temperature in the freezer compartment drops to under -11 °C and the WARNING OFF button has not been pressed prior, the warning tone will switch off automatically.
  • Page 24: Freezing

    Freezing (only in the operating mode "Freezing“) Except for the bottom drawer, which serves for storage purposes, all compartments and drawers are suited for freezing small quantities of fresh food. The two upper compartments are suited for freezing of large quantities of food. Important! •...
  • Page 25: Frozen Storage

    Tips: • The following are suited for the packaging of frozen goods: – freezer bags and polyethylene wraps; – plastic containers for frozen goods; – extra–thick aluminium foil. • The following are suitable for sealing bags and wrap: plastic clips, rubber bands or tape. •...
  • Page 26: Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar

    Storage Goods Symbols/Freezing Calendar (not on all models) • The symbols on the drawers show different types of frozen goods. • The numbers indicate storage times in months for the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is valid depends on the quality of the foods and pre-treating before freezing.
  • Page 27: Standard" Cooling

    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

    Hints and Tips Normal Operating Sounds • You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing at the rear, to the cooling plate/evaporator. • When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped round and you will hear a whirring sound or pulsating noise from the com- pressor.
  • 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 What to do if ... Malfunction Possible cause Remedy The appliance is over- The temperature has been Temporarily select a higher cooling. set too low. temperature setting. Temperature is not properly Please refer to the section adjusted. "Temperature Adjustment". Door was open for a long Only leave the door open time.
  • Page 32: Replacing The Light Bulb

    What to do if ... Malfunction Possible cause Remedy Selecting the operation Only temperatures above mode "Freezing". For that, 0 °C can be set, although The appliance is in the please refer in the "Select the appliance should be operation mode "Cooling". Freezing or Cooling"...
  • Page 33: Technical Terminology

    Technical Terminology • Refrigerant 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

    3. Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest customer service office (manufacturer´s service or authorised agent). AEG reserves the right to stipulate the place of the repair (i. e. the customer´s home, place of installation or AEG workshop).
  • Page 35: Service & Spare Parts

    Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation is required for in-guarantee service calls. Customer Care For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance or for further information on AEG products please contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
  • Page 36 USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around the world. AEG Hausgeräte GmbH Postfach 1036 D-90327 Nürnberg © Copyright by AEG 818 2213 – 00/2 - 0403 Subject to change without notice...

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