AEG A72900GNX0 User Manual

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Contents 3


4 Safety information

6 Control panel

9 First use

10 Daily use

11 Helpful hints and tips

12 Care and cleaning

13 What to do if…

15 Technical data

16 Installation

20 Noises

22 Environmental concerns

The following symbols are used in this user manual:

Important information concerning your personal safety and information on how to avoid damaging the appliance.

General information and tips

Environmental information

Subject to change without notice

4 Safety information


In the interest of your safety and to ensure the correct use, before installing and first using the appliance, read this user manual carefully, including its hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all people using the appliance are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these instructions and make sure that they remain with the appliance if it is moved or sold, so that everyone using it through its life will be properly informed on appliance use and safety.

For the safety of life and property keep the precautions of these user's instructions as the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused by omission.

Children and vulnerable people safety

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of suffocation.

If you are discarding the appliance pull the plug out of the socket, cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance as you can) and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric shock or to close themselves into it.

If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to replace an older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a death trap for a child.

General safety


Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-instructure, clear of obstruction.

The appliance is intended for keeping foodstuff and/or beverages in a normal household as explained in this instruction booklet.

Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial means to speed up the thawing process.

Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for this purpose by the manufacturer.

Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.

The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level of environmental compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.

During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that none of the components of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.

If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:

– avoid open flames and sources of ignition

Safety information





– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated

It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in any way. Any damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit,fire and/or electric shock.


Any electrical component (power cord, plug, compressor) must be replaced by a certified service agent or qualified service personnel to avoid hazard.

1.Power cord must not be lengthened.

2.Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the appliance. A squashed or damaged power plug may overheat and cause a fire.

3.Make sure that you can come to the mains plug of the appliance.

4.Do not pull the mains cable.

5.If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert the power plug. There is a risk of electric shock or fire.

6.You must not operate the appliance without the lamp cover1) of interior lighting.

This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.

Do not remove nor touch items from the freezer compartment if your hands are damp/ wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.

Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.

Bulb lamps2) used in this appliance are special purpose lamps selected for household appliances use only. They are not suitable for household room illumination.

Daily Use

Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the appliance.

Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the appliance, because they may explode.

Do not place food products directly against the air outlet on the rear wall.3)

Frozen food must not be re-frozenonce it has been thawed out.

Store pre-packedfrozen food in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer's instructions.

Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.

Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment as it creates pressure on the container, which may cause it to explode, resulting in damage to the appliance.

Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed straight from the appliance.

Care and cleaning

Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.

Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.

Do not use sharp objects to remove frost from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.

1)If the lamp cover is foreseen.

2)If the lamp is foreseen.

3)If the appliance is Frost Free.

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Never use a hair drier or other heating appliances to speed up defrosting. Excessive heat may damage the plastic interior, and humidity could enter the electric system making it live.


For electrical connection carefully follow the instructions given in specific paragraphs.

Unpack the appliance and check if there are damages on it. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged. Report possible damages immediately to the place you bought it. In that case retain packing.

It is advisable to wait at least four hours before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.

Adequate air circulation should be around the appliance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve sufficient ventilation follow the instructions relevant to installation.

Wherever possible the back of the product should be against a wall to avoid touching or catching warm parts (compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.

The appliance must not be located close to radiators or cookers.

Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the installation of the appliance.

Connect to potable water supply only. 4)


Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.

This product must be serviced by an authorized Service Centre, and only genuine spare parts must be used.

Environment Protection

This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish. The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your local authorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat exchanger. The materials used on this appliance marked by the symbol are recyclable.













1 ON/OFF button

4) If a water connection is foreseen.

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2Mode button

3OK button

4Temperature colder button

5Temperature warmer button


It is possible to change predefined sound of buttons to a loudly one by pressing together Mode button and Temperature colder button for some seconds. Change is reversible.

































































































































1Timer function

2FROSTMATIC function

3Minute Minder function

4Child Lock function

5Alarm indicator

6Temperature indicator

Switching on

To switch on the appliance do these steps:

1.Connect the mains plug to the power socket.

2.Press the ON/OFF button if the display is off.

3.The alarm buzzer could operate after few seconds. To reset the alarm refer to "High temperature alarm".

4.If "dEMo" appears on the display, the appliance is in demonstration mode. Refer to "What to do if..." paragraph.

5.The temperature indicators show the set default temperature.

To select a different set temperature refer to "Temperature regulation".

Switching off

To switch off the appliance do these steps:

1.Press the ON/OFF button for few seconds.

2.The display switches off.

3.To disconnect the appliance from the power disconnect the mains plug from the power socket.

Temperature regulation

The set temperature of the freezer may be adjusted by pressing the temperature button. Set default temperature:

-18°Cfor the freezer

The temperature indicator shows the set temperature. The set temperature will be reached within 24 hours.

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After a power failure the set temperature remains stored.


To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears. The FROSTMATIC indicator flashes.

The freezer temperature indicator shows symbol.

2.Press the OK button to confirm. The FROSTMATIC indicator is shown.

An animation starts.

This function stops automatically after 52 hours.

To switch off the function before its automatic end:

1.Press the Mode button until the FROSTMATIC indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The FROSTMATIC indicator goes off.

The function switches off by selecting a different freezer set temperature.

Minute Minder function

The Minute Minder function is to be used to set an acoustic alarm at the preferred time, useful for example when a recipe requires to cool down a mixture for a certain lenght of time, or when a reminder is needed in order not to forget the bottles placed in the freezer for fast cooling.

To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears. The Minute Minder indicator flashes.

The Timer shows the set value (30 minutes) for a few seconds.

2.Press the Temperature colder button or the Temperature warmer button to change the Timer set value from 1 to 90 minutes.

3.Press the OK button to confirm.

The Minute Minder indicator is shown.

The Timer start to flash (min).

At the end of the countdown the Minute Minder indicator flashes and an audible alarm sounds:

1.Remove any drinks contained in the freezer compartment.

2.Press OK button to switch off the sound and terminate the function. It is possible to deactivate the function at any time during the countdown:

1.Press the Mode button until the Minute Minder indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The Minute Minder indicator goes off.

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It is possible to change the time during the countdown and at the end by pressing the Temperature colder button and the Temperature warmer button.

Child Lock function

To lock the buttons from unintentional operation select the Child Lock function. To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears.

2.The Child Lock indicator flashes.

3.Press the OK button to confirm.

The Child Lock indicator is shown.

To switch off the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the Child Lock indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The Child Lock indicator goes off.

High temperature alarm

Temperature increase in the freezer compartment (for example due to an earlier power failure or door is open) is indicated by:

flashing the alarm and freezer temperature indicators

sounding of buzzer.

To reset the alarm:

1.Press any button.

2.The buzzer switches off.

3.The freezer temperature indicator shows the highest temperature reached for a few seconds. Then show again the set temperature.

4.The alarm indicator continue to flash until the normal conditions are restored.

Door open alarm

An acoustic alarm will sound if the door is left open for a few minutes. The door open alarm conditions are indicated by:

flashing alarm indicator

acoustic buzzer.

When normal conditions are restored (door closed), the alarm will stop.

During the alarm phase, the buzzer can be switched off by pressing any button.


Cleaning the interior

Before using the appliance for the first time, wash the interior and all internal accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so as to remove the typical smell of a brandnew product, then dry thoroughly.

Do not use detergents or abrasive powders, as these will damage the finish.

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Check that the drain hose at the rear of the cabinet discharges into the drip tray.


Freezing fresh food

The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deepfrozen food for a long time.

To freeze small amount of fresh foods it is not necessary to change the present setting.

To freeze fresh food activate the FROSTMATIC function at least 24 hours before placing the food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.

Place the fresh food to be frozen in all compartments except the bottom drawer.

The maximum amount of food that can be frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating plate, a label located on the inside of the appliance.

The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this period do not add other food to be frozen.

Storage of frozen food

When first starting-upor after a period out of use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2 hours.

The freezer baskets ensure that it is quick and easy to find the food package you want. If large quantities of food are to be stored, remove all drawers except for the bottom basket which needs to be in place to provide good air circulation. On all shelves except for the top shelf it is possible to place food that protrude 15 mm from the door.

In the event of accidental defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if the power has been off for longer that the value shown in the technical characteristics chart under "rising time", the defrosted food must be consumed quickly or cooked immediately and then refrozen (after cooling).


Deep-frozenor frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.

Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will take longer.