AEG ARCTIS Operating Instructions Manual

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Electronic Freezer no_frost
Operating Instructions
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  • Page 1 ARCTIS Electronic Freezer no_frost Operating Instructions 818 22 12-00/4...
  • 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 ........Appliance Transport .
  • Page 4 Contents Control and Information Systems ....... . 23 "Open Door"-Warning ......... . . 23 Temperature Warning .
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions The safety of our appliances is in accordance with recognised techno- logical standards and appliance safety legislation. We nevertheless feel that it is important to acquaint you with the following safety guidelines: Use for Intended Purpose • The appliance is intended for use at home. Depending on the preset operation mode, this appliance becomes suitable for freezing, for fro- zen storage of foods, for ice preparation or for cooling of foods.
  • Page 6 Important Safety Instructions • Children often do not recognise the dangers involved with household appliances. Please provide for the necessary supervision and do not allow children to play with the appliance! Daily Operation • Containers with flammable gases or fluids can develop leaks through contact with the cold.
  • Page 7: Environmental Information

    • Refrigerators or feezers may only be repaired by trained personnel. Repairs carried out by untrained personnel can lead to substantial danger. Please contact your dealer or our customer service department for repairs. Environmental Information Appliance Packaging Information Dispose of the packaging material of your appliance correctly. All the packaging materials used are harmless to the environment and can be recycled.
  • Page 8: Appliance Transport

    Appliance Transport Two persons are required for transport of the appliance. There are two recessed handles at the front of the base and at the back of the appli- ance at the top for improved gripping. 1. Grip the appliance with the recessed handles positioned as in the draw- ing, and transport the appliance.
  • Page 9: Installation

    Installation Installation Location The appliance should be installed in a well ventilated, dry room. Energy use and efficient performance of the appliance is affected by the ambient temperature. The appliance should therefore – not be exposed to direct sunlight; – not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other sources of heat; –...
  • Page 10: The Freezer Needs Ventilation

    Installation 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 under, for example, a hanging cabinet, a clearance of at least 10 cm between the top of the appliance and the cabinet...
  • Page 11: Electrical Connection

    Installation Electrical Connection A properly installed socket outlet with earthing contact is required for electrical connection. Electrical fuse protection must be of at least 10 ampere. If the outlet socket is no longer accessible after installation of the appliance, appropriate measures must be taken during electrical instal- lation to assure that the appliance can be disconnected from the mains (e.g.
  • 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 bearing 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 Most Important Characteristic

    The most important characteristic of your appliance • 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 flaps and drawers ä Maxi-Box ã Drawer (for frozen food storage only) Cold accumulation block (not on all models) 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 4 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: Temperature Adjustment

    Temperature Adjustment 1. Press either the „+“ (WARMER) or „-“ (COLDER) button. The temperature display switches over and the DESIRED temperature currently set flashes on the temperature display. 2. To adjust to a warmer temperature, press the „+“ (WARMER) button. To adjust to a colder temperature, press the „-“...
  • Page 22: Switching The Appliance Off

    Switching the Appliance Off In order to protect frozen goods, the appliance is guarded against accidental switching off (child-proof). 1. To switch off press and hold the ON/OFF button for approx. 2 seconds. A so-called "count down" is started in the temperature display, which counts backwards from "3"...
  • Page 23: Control And Information Systems

    Control and Information Systems The control and information system 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 24: 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 25: 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 food. The two upper compartments are suited for freezing of large quantities of food. Important! •...
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Maintenance and Cleaning Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried out DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply. Warning! • Never clean the appliance with a steam cleaner. Moisture could accumulate in electrical components, danger of electrical shock! Hot vapours can lead to the damage of plastic parts.
  • 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: Noises During Operation

    Noises during Operation The following noises are characteristic of refrigeration appliances: • Clicks Whenever the compressor switches on or off, a click can be heard. • Humming As soon as the compressor is in operation, you can hear it humming. •...
  • Page 34: 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 35: Customer Service

    Customer Service If you cannot find the remedy for a malfunction in these operating instructions, please contact your dealer or our customer service department. Addresses and telephone numbers are listed in the accompanying booklet "Guarantee Conditions/Customer Service Locations". Selective ordering of replacement parts can save unnecessary travel and costs.
  • 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 2212 – 00/4 - 0403 Subject to change without notice...

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