Instructions for the User
Practical advice for saving energy
Install the refrigerator in a cool, well ventilated place, protected against direct sunlight and well away
from heat sources.
Do not place hot foods in the refrigerator or freezer sections. Wait for foods and drinks to cool to room
temperature before placing them on the shelves;
Open the door(s) as infrequently and for as short a time as possible to prevent the compartments
from warming up too much;
Clean the condenser (rear of the refrigerator) periodically to prevent the appliance from losing
On models equipped with intensive cooling and rapid freezing, do not leave these functions activated
for longer than absolutely necessary;
If the refrigerator is to be out of use for a long period, it is best to empty it and switch it off;
Thaw frozen foods in the body of the refrigerator in order to exploit the cold stored in the frozen foods,
which will be transferred to the refrigerator if this procedure is used.
The refrigerator and freezer are cooled by means of a compression system. In order to maintain the
preset temperature inside the refrigerator and freezer sections, the compressor comes into operation in
response to the level of cooling required, and may operate continuously if necessary. When the
compressor starts up a humming sound will be heard, tending to drop in volume after a few minutes.
Another normal refrigerator operating noise is a gurgling due to the coolant flowing through the pipes in
the circuit. This noise is perfectly normal and does not mean that the appliance is malfunctioning. If it is
over-loud, there may be other causes. In this case, check that:
the refrigerator is properly levelled on the floor and does not vibrate when the compressor is in
operation: adjust the feet provided as appropriate;
The drawers, shelves and door boxes are correctly fitted and securely in place: fit correctly;
Bottles and containers on the various shelves are stable and not touching: the vibration due to
operation of the compressor may generate some noise;
Do not place kitchen units or other appliances so that they are touching the refrigerator.
Identifying and Dealing with Malfunctions
Your new refrigerator is designed and built to strict quality standards. This section is intended to enable
you to identify the origin of any malfunctions which may occur before contacting the Smeg After-Sales
Changing the inside light bulb
Before replacing the bulb, make sure that its failure to
operate is not simply because it has become loose
inside the lamp holder. In any case, whether you wish
to check that the bulb is inserted correctly or you wish
to change it, for safety reasons, you must first
remove the plug from the power outlet. Unscrew
the bulb (in the direction shown in the figure) to
remove it from the lamp holder. Replace it with a bulb
that has the same characteristics (LED C25-E14, max 15 W), screwing it back in the opposite direction
to that shown in the figure.