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AEG ARCTIS Operating Instructions Manual

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Gefrierschrank electronic
Congélateurs électroniques
Congelatori elettronici
Electronic Freezer
Notice d'utilisation
Istruzioni per l'uso
Operating Instructions
818 36 10-01/6


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  • Page 1 ARCTIS Gefrierschrank electronic Congélateurs électroniques Congelatori elettronici Electronic Freezer Gebrauchsanweisung Notice d’utilisation Istruzioni per l’uso Operating Instructions 818 36 10-01/6...
  • 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

    Contents Important Safety Instructions ........103 Environmental Information .
  • Page 4 Contents Opening the door ..........119 Freezing .
  • 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 • Before disposing of old appliances make them inoperable. Remove plug from mains, sever the power cable, remove or destroy any snap or latch closures. This eliminates the danger that playing children lock themselves into the appliance (danger of suffocation!) or place themselves into other life-endangering situations.
  • Page 7 Important Safety Instructions • Do not remove the power cord by pulling on its lead, particularly when the fridge/freezer is being pulled out of its niche. Damage to the cord may cause a short circuit, fire and/or electric shock. • Do not place heavy articles or the fridge/freezer itself on the power cord.
  • Page 8: Environmental Information

    Environmental Information Packaging material The packaging materials are environmentally friendly and can be recy- cled. The plastic components are identified by markings, e.g. >PE<, >PS<, etc. Please dispose of the packaging materials in the appropriate container at your local waste disposal facilities. Old appliance The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this...
  • Page 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14 Reversing the door 4. Unscrew Phillips screw from the door bottom right and remove door fitting (1). Insert door fitting supplied in the door bottom left and fasten with Phillips screw (2). Carefully remove the door to the front and place on one side. 5.
  • 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 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 stand-by display (green) 2 Temperature display 3 Temperature setting buttons 4 FROSTMATIC button and FROSTMATIC indicator light (yellow) 5 ALARM 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: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: Temperature Memory

    Opening the door 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 ALARM OFF button.
  • Page 22: Freezing

    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! • The temperature in the freezer compartment must be –18 °C or colder before freezing food.
  • Page 23: 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 24: 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 25: Defrosting

    Defrosting During use and when the door is opened, moisture is deposited as frost inside the appliance, particularly on the evaporator. This frost must be removed from time to time using a soft plastic scraper. Under no cir- cumstances use hard or pointed objects for this purpose. The freezer compartment should always be defrosted when the layer of frost has reached a thickness of approx.
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28 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 29: Replacing The Light Bulb

    What to do if ... 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 turn out the circuit breaker or fuse. Light bulb specifications: 220-240 V, max. 25 W, socket: E 14 1.
  • Page 30: 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 31: 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.
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  • Page 33: 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 34 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.