AEG A81000TNX0 User Manual

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Contents 3


4 Safety information

7 Control panel

9 First use

9 Daily use

9 Helpful Hints and Tips

10 Care and cleaning

12 What to do if…

14 Technical data

14 Installation

18 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 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

thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated

Safety information





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.


Do not place frozen food on the worktop since cold and vapour may produce water condensate within its inner side. The resulting drip liquid may cause malfunctions. Therefore, do not place nor leave frozen items of any kind on the worktop.

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.

1)If the lamp cover is foreseen.

2)If the lamp is foreseen.

3)If the appliance is Frost Free.

6 Safety information

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.

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.

4) If a water connection is foreseen.

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1Green ON/OFF Indicator Light

2ON/OFF Button

3Temperature Regulator Button (for higher temperatures)

4Display (shows the set temperature)

5Temperature Regulator Button (for lower temperatures)

6Red ALARM Indicator Light


8Yellow SUPER function Indicator Light

9SUPER Button

Switching on

Allow the appliance to stand for 4 hrs after installation.

Insert the plug into the wall socket.

Press the ON/OFF Button (not necessary to press at the first switching on).

The Green ON/OFF Indicator Light will light up continuously.

The lighting up of the Green ON/OFF Indicator Light means that the appliance is switched on.

The blinking of the Red ALARM Indicator Light and the Acoustic Alarm means an improper temperature in the freezer.

To switch off the Acoustic Alarm and the Temperature Display flashing, press ALARM STOP Acoustic Alarm OFF Button.

When switching on the freezer for the first time, the Red ALARM Indicator Light will blink until the internal temperature has reached a level required for the safe conservation of frozen food.

If the ALARM STOP button is not pressed then the acoustic alarm will break off after approx. one hour. The Red ALARM Indicator Light will continue to flash. Press the ALARM STOP button.

Switching off

Press the ON/OFF Button for appr. 3 seconds.

The Green ON/OFF Indicator Light and the Display switches off.

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

8 Control panel

Temperature regulation

The set temperature of the freezer may be adjusted by pressing the Temperature Regulator Buttons.

Set default temperature -18°C, it is optimal for food storage. The Display shows the set temperature.

The set temperature will be reached within 24 hours.

Fluctuations of some degrees around set temperature are normal and does not mean any fault in the appliance.

After a power failure the set temperature remains stored.

Red ALARM Indicator Light

Under normal operating conditions, the internal temperature of the freezer will ensure the long-termconservation of the stored food.

When such temperature rises above a certain level (-12°C, for example due to an earlier power failure), the appliance will trigger an acoustic and light alarm. The light alarm is a blink red light (Red ALARM Indicator Light), while the acoustic alarm is an intermittent sound.

You can stop the acoustic alarm by pressing the ALARM STOP Button.

The acoustic alarm switches off.

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

The Red ALARM Indicator Light continues to flash until the internal temperature has reached a level required for the safe conservation of frozen food.

Quick Freeze FROSTMATIC function

If more than 3-4kg of food is to be frozen:

1.Press the SUPER Quick Freeze Button for 2-3seconds to activate the FROSTMATIC function6-24hours before placing the fresh food in the freezer, the Yellow SUPER Indicator Light will illuminate. The compressor will now run continuously, to ensure that the fresh food is frozen as quickly as possible.

2.It is possible to deactivate the function at any time by pressing the SUPER Quick Freeze Button.

3.Place the food in the freezing compartment or compartments (indicated with graphics) and leave the FROSTMATIC function for a further 24 hours.

4.Then push the SUPER Quick Freeze Button again (the Yellow SUPER Indicator Light will go out).

5.Move frozen food from the freezing compartments into the other compartments (storing compartments) to make room for another freezing.

If the SUPER Quick Freeze Button is accidentally left on, the freezer will not be damaged, but energy will be wasted and it will be automatically switched off 52 hours later. The SUPER Indicator Light will also go out.

First use






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.


Freezing fresh food

The freezer compartments (indicated with graphics) are suitable for freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozenfood for a long time.

To freeze fresh food activate the SUPER Quick Freeze function.

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 on the higher settings.

In the event of accidental defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if the power has been off for longer than 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 at room temperature. Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will take longer.


Normal Operating Sounds

You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling sound when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing. This is correct.

When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped around and you will hear a whirring sound and a pulsating noise from the compressor. This is correct.

The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous physical phenomenon. This is correct.

When the compressor switches on or switches off, you will hear a faint "click" of the temperature regulator. This is correct.

10 Care and cleaning

Hints for freezing

To help you make the most of the freezing process, here are some important hints:

the maximum quantity of food which can be frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;

the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during this period;

only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned, foodstuffs;

prepare food in small portions to enable it to be rapidly and completely frozen and to make it possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity required;

wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and make sure that the packages are airtight;

do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a rise in temperature of the latter;

lean foods store better and longer than fatty ones; salt reduces the storage life of food;

water ices, if consumed immediately after removal from the freezer compartment, can possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;

it is advisable to show the freezing in date on each individual pack to enable you to keep tab of the storage time.

Hints for storage of frozen food

To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:

make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;

be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the foodstore to the freezer in the shortest possible time;

not open the door frequently or leave it open longer than absolutely necessary.

Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and cannot be refrozen.

Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the food manufacturer.



Unplug the appliance before carrying out any maintenance operation.

This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.

Periodic cleaning

The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:

clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.

regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean and free from debris.

rinse and dry thoroughly.