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
When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is
being pumped round, and you will hear a whirring
sound or pulsating noise from the compressor.
A thermostat controls the compressor, and you
will hear a faint ’click’ when the thermostat cuts in
To obtain the best performance from your fridge-
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquids.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container is
advisable. When you arrive home place the frozen
food in the freezer immediately.
Keep the time between buying chilled food and
placing it in your refrigerator as short as possible.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow
air to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated
and labelled and used in date order to ensure
that food is consumed at its best.
Remove suspect food from your refrigerator and
clean, refer to Maintenance and Cleaning.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food,
salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing
bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and
provide an airtight seal .
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could indicate
that the product has not been kept at a suitable
temperature and that it may have lost its original
quality. Partially thawed food must not be
refrozen, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage times indicated by the
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.
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated
room and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages
before placing them in the freezer.
Always leave warm food to cool down to room
temperature before placing in the fridge.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to
Thaw frozen food in the fridge. This will ensure
safer defrosting of foods and reduce the work of
the refrigeration unit.
Try to avoid keeping the door open for long
periods or opening the door too frequently as
warm air will enter the cabinet and cause the
compressor to switch on unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the
door from closing properly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of frozen
foods, keep the door closed. If the temperature within
your freezer should rise, do not refreeze the food
without checking its condition. The following
guidelines should assist you:
Ice-cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
Breads & Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked Dishes: i. e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be refrozen providing
there are still ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: Should be cooked and can then be
refrozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: Should also be cooked and refrozen as a
This appliance should only be installed at a location
where the ambient temperature corresponds to the
climate classification indicated on the rating plate,
which is located at the left on the inside of the
The following table shows which ambient temperature
is correct for each climate classification:
SN +10°C to + 32°C
N +16°C to + 32°C
ST +18°C to + 38°C
T +18°C to + 43°C
It should be located in a dry atmosphere, out of direct
sunlight and away from extreme temperature e.g. not
next to a boiler or radiator, or in a very cold room e.g.
an outhouse, where the temperatures may fall below
10°C (50°F). If these temperatures are exceeded i.e.
colder or warmer, then the appliance may not operate
You should also ensure that air can circulate freely
around the back and the top of the cabinet. There must
also be at least 100 mm (4”) distance between the top
of the cabinet and any overhanging kitchen furniture
(A). Ideally, the appliance should not be positioned
beneath overhanging furniture (B).
There should also be a gap of 25 mm either side of the
appliance. Do not obstruct the space underneath. The
back of the cabinet may be placed close to the wall but
must not touch it. DO NOT install in places with
Adjust the level of the appliance by screwing out the
adjustable foot, or feet, at the bottom of the cabinet
using your fingers or a tool (see figure).
IF YOU ARE DISCARDING AN OLD APPLIANCE
THAT HAS A LOCK OR CATCH ON THE DOOR,
YOU MUST ENSURE THAT IT IS MADE
UNUSABLE TO PREVENT YOUNG CHILDREN
BEING TRAPPED INSIDE.
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in
the event of a breakdown.
The plastic bag containing all relevant
documentation also contains two spacers to be fitted
into special holes in the back of the appliance.
Fit the spacers into the holes, taking care to ensure
that the arrow (A) is positioned as shown in the
diagram. Then turn them through 45° (arrow (A)
vertical) until they lock into place.
Depending upon the position which you choose for
your appliance, you may wish to reverse the way in
which the door opens. To do this, refer to instructions
on “Door reversal”.
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from
the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.