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AEG ARCTIS Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 ARCTIS Freezer Frysskåp Pakastekaapi Operating instructions Bruksanvisning Käyttöohje PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION...
  • Page 2 Dear customer, Before placing your new refrigerator/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. These operating instructions are for use with several technically com- parable models with varying accessories.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety ........... .4 Disposal .
  • Page 4: Safety

    Safety The safety aspects of our refrigerators comply with accepted technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. Nevertheless, we con- sider it our obligation to make you aware of the following safety information: Intended use • The freezer is intended for use in the home. It is suitable for the fre- ezing of fresh food and storing frozen food, as well as for making ice.
  • Page 5 Safety • Please make old appliances unusable prior to disposal. Pull out the mains plug, cut off the mains cable, break or remove spring or bolt catches, if fitted. By doing this you ensure that children cannot lock themselves in the appliance when playing (there is risk of suffocati- on!) or get themselves into other dangerous situations.
  • Page 6: Disposal

    Disposal Appliance Packaging Information All materials are environmentally sound! They can be disposed of or burned at an incinerating plant without danger. About the materials: The plastics can be recycled and are identified as follows: >PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the interior.
  • Page 7: Installation

    Installation Installation Location The appliance should be set up 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; –...
  • Page 8: Building-In

    Installation Building-in See installation instructions supplied. Please check whether, after installing your appliance and especially after rehingeing the door, the door seal seals right round. An untight door seal may lead to heavy frosting and thereby to a higher power consumption (see also „What to do if...“).
  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance View of the appliance 1 = Drawer for storage and freezing fresh food 2 = Drawer for storage and freezing fresh food 3 = Drawer for storing frozen food only 4 = Drawer for storing frozen food only 5 = Temperature display 6 = Control panel 7 = Rating plate...
  • Page 10: Ice Packs

    Ice packs There are two ice packs in one drawer of the freezer. Refer to the section “Prior to Initial Start–Up” concerning freezing of the ice packs. In the event of a power failure or malfunction, the ice packs will lengthen the amount of time it takes for the frozen food to defrost by several hours.
  • Page 11: Operating And Indicator Panel

    Operating and indicator panel Important! Only use the appliance when built-in! 1 Fast freeze button, also used to switch off the warning tone 2 Fast freeze light (yellow) 3 Warning light (red) 4 Pilot light (green) 5 ON/OFF switch 6 Thermostat control knob The appliance can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF switch (5).
  • Page 12: Warning System

    Operating and indicator panel – excessive amounts of fresh food are placed inside; or – if the appliance door is open for too long. Warning system The warning system comprises of an optical warning light (red) and an acoustic warning tone. The red warning light and the warning tone signal an alarm –...
  • Page 13: Starting Up And Temperature Regulation

    Starting up and temperature regulation Switch the appliance on by pressing the ON/OFF switch (5). The following effects are of significance in respect of the interior tem- perature: – Ambient temperature; – Quantity and temperature of the food stored; – Frequency with which the door is opened and how long it is left open.
  • Page 14: Switching Off The Appliance

    Switching off the appliance To switch off the appliance, turn the thermostat control knob to posi- • tion „ “ and press the ON/OFF switch. If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period: 1. Remove all deep-frozen packages as well as ice-trays. 2.
  • Page 15: Storage Goods Symbol/Freezing Calendar

    2. All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so that they do not dry out or lose their flavour, and so that no flavour contamination of other frozen goods occurs. Caution! Do not touch frozen food with wet hands. Your hands could stick to the food and cause skin abrasions.
  • Page 16: Preparation Of Ice Cubes

    Preparation of Ice Cubes 1. Fill the ice cube tray 3/4 full with cold water, place it in the freezer compartment 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 17: Cleaning And Care

    Tip: To speed up the defrosting process, place a pan with warm water in the appliance and close the door. Remove pieces of ice that have fallen before they completely defrost. 4. Remove the bottom drawer and dry the interior of the bottom com- partment thoroughly.
  • Page 18: Magnetic Door Seal

    6. After everything is dry, switch to fast freeze. After running the appli- ance for two or three hours, it is ready again for storing frozen food. An accumulation of dust will affect the performance of the appliance and cause excessive electricity consumption. The structure of the appli- ance permits you to clean the rear zone close to the wall, using a vac- uum cleaner.
  • Page 19: What To Do If

    What to do if ... Correcting Malfunctions A malfunction may be caused by only a minor fault that you can recti- fy yourself using the following instructions. Do not perform any other work on the appliance if the following information does not provide assistance in your specific case.
  • Page 20 What to do if ... Symptoms Possible Cause Remedy Temperature is not proper- Please look in the “Initial ly adjusted. Start Up” section. Do not leave the door Door was open for an open any longer than nec- extended period. essary.
  • Page 21: 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 accom- panying booklet "Guarantee Conditions/Customer Service Locations". Selective ordering of replacement parts can save unnecessary travel and costs.
  • Page 22: Technical Terminology

    The refrigerant circuit has been checked for leaks. This appliance is in accordance with the following EU guidelines: – 73/23/EWG dated 19 February 1973 - low voltage guidelines. – 89/336/EWG dated 3 May 1989 (including guideline change notice 92/31/EWG) - EMV guideline –...
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