Beko BK 8192 PLUS User Manual
BK 8192 PLUS
Instructions for use
Electrical requirements/2 Transportation instructions/2 Installation instructions/2
Getting to know your appliance/3
Suggested arrangement of food in the appliance/3 Temperature control and adjustment/4
Before operating/4 Storing frozen food/5 Freezing fresh food/5 Making ice cubes/5 Defrosting/6
Replacing the interior light bulb/6 Cleaning and
Instructions for use
Congratulations on your choice of a Quality Appliance, designed to give you many years of service.
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply until all packing and transit protectors have been removed.
•Leave to stand for at least 4 hours before switching on, to allow compressor oil to settle, if transported horizontally.
•If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or latch fitted to the door, ensure that it is left in a safe condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
•This appliance must only be used for its intended purpose.
•Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. Your appliance contains non CFC substances in the insulation which are flammable. We suggest you contact your local authority for information on disposal and available facilities.
•We do not recommend use of this appliance in an unheated, cold room. (e.g. garage, conservatory, annex, shed,
To obtain the best possible performance and trouble free operation from your appliance it is very important to read these instructions carefully. Failure to observe these instructions may invalidate your right to free service during the guarantee period.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place for easy reference.
Before inserting the plug into the wall socket make sure that the voltage and the frequency shown in the rating plate inside the appliance corresponds to your electricity supply.
We recommend that this appliance be connected to the mains supply via a suitably switched and fused socket in a readily accessible position.
Warning! This appliance must be
Repairs to electrical equipment should only be performed by a qualified technician. Incorrect repairs carried out by an unqualified person carry risks that may have critical consequences for the user of the appliance.
-Route electrical supply cord to allow easy connection and disconnection after installation.
-A contact separator should be used if the supply cord is not accesible.
• Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. At , the care and protection of our environment is an ongoing commitment. This appliance which is among the latest range introduced is particularly environment friendly. Your appliance contains non CFC/HFC natural substances in the cooling system (called R600a) and the insulation (called cyclopentane) which are potentially flammable if exposed to fire. Therefore, take care not to damage, the cooling circuit/ pipes of the appliance in transportation and in use. In case of a damage do not expose the appliance to fire, potential ignition source and immediately ventilate the room where the appliance is situated.
• We suggest you contact your local authority for disposal information and facitlities available. WARNING- Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
WARNING- Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
WARNING- Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Instructions for use
WARNING- Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
1.The appliance should be transported only in upright position. The packing as supplied must be intact during transportation.
2.If during the course of transport the appliance, has been positioned horizontally, it must not be operated for at least 4 hours, to allow the system to settle.
3.Failure to comply with the above instructions could result in damage to the appliance, for which the manufacturer will not be liable for.
4.The appliance must be protected against rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.
•Care must be taken while cleaning/carrying the appliance not to touch the bottom of the condenser metal wires at the back of the appliance, as this could cause injury to fingers and hands.
•Do not attempt to sit or stand on top of your appliance as it is not designed for such use. You could injure yourself or damage the appliance.
•Make sure that the mains cable is not caught under the appliance during and after moving, as this could damage the cable.
•Do not allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with the controls.
1.Do not keep your appliance in a room where the temperature is likely to fall below 10 degrees C (50 degrees F) at night and/or especially in winter, as it is designed to operate in ambient temperatures between +10 and +32 degrees C (50 and 90 degrees F). At lower temperatures the appliance may not operate, resulting in a reduction in the storage life of the food.
2.Do not place the appliance near cookers or radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will cause extra strain on the appliance's functions.
If installed next to a source of heat or freezer, maintain the following minimum side clearances: From Cookers 30 mm
From Radiators 300 mm From Freezers 25 mm
3.Make sure that sufficient room is provided around the appliance to ensure free air circulation.
• Put the back airing lid to the back of your refrigerator to set the distance between the refrigerator and the wall.
4.The appliance should be positioned on a smooth surface. The two front feet can be adjusted as required.To ensure that your appliance is standing upright adjust the two front feet by turning clockwise or
5.Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to prepare your appliance for use.
Getting to know your appliance
4.Defrost water collection channel - Drain tube
10.Adjustable door shelves
Instructions for use
Suggested arrangement of food in the appliance
Guidelines for obtaining optimum storage and hygiene:
1.The fridge compartment is for the
2.The freezer compartment is rated and suitable for the freezing and storage of
3.Dairy products should be stored in the special compartment provided in the door liner.
4.Cooked dishes should be stored in airtight containers.
5.Fresh wrapped products can be kept on the shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be cleaned and stored in the crisper bins.
6.Bottles can be kept in the door section.
7.To store raw meat, wrap in polythene bags and place on the lowest shelf. Do not allow to come into contact with cooked food, to avoid contamination. For safety, only store raw meat for two to three days.
8.Do not keep vegetable oil on door shelves. Keep the food packed, wrapped or covered. Allow hot food and beverages to cool before refrigerating. Leftover canned food should not be stored in the can.
9.Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and products such as flavoured water ices should not be consumed too cold.
10.Some fruit and vegetables suffer damage if kept at temperatures near 0°C. Therefore wrap pineapples, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes and similar produce in polythene bags.
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Temperature control and adjustment
Operating temperatures are controlled by the thermostat knob (Fig. 2) and may be set at any position between 1 and 5 (the coldest position).
The average temperature inside the fridge should be around +5°C (+41°F).
Therefore adjust the thermostat to obtain the desired temperature. Some sections of the fridge may be cooler or warmer (such as salad crisper and top part of the cabinet) which is quite normal. We recommend that you check the temperature periodically with a thermometer to ensure that the cabinet is kept to this temperature. Frequent door openings cause internal temperatures to rise, so it is advisable to close the door as soon as possible after use.
Before you start using the appliance check that:
1.The feet have been adjusted for perfect levelling.
2.The interior is dry and air can circulate freely at the rear.
3.The interior is clean as recommended under "Cleaning and care.”
4.The plug has been inserted into the wall socket and the electricity is switched on. When the door is open the interior light will come on.
And note that:
5.You will hear a noise as the compressor starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within the refrigeration system may also make some (noise), whether the compressor is running or not. This is quite normal.
6.Slight undulation of the top of the cabinet is quite normal due to the manufacturing process used; it is not a defect.
7.We recommend setting the thermostat knob midway and monitor the temperature to ensure the appliance maintains desired storage temperatures (See section Temperature Control and Adjustment).
8.Do not load the appliance immediately it is switched on. Wait until the correct storage temperature has been reached. We recommend checking the temperature with an accurate thermometer (see; Temperature Control and Adjustment).
Instructions for use
Storing frozen food
Your freezer is suitable for the
If there is a power failure, do not open the door. Frozen food should not be affected if the failure lasts for less than 20 hrs. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and either eaten immediately or cooked and then
Freezing fresh food
Please observe the following instructions to obtain the best results.
Do not freeze too large a quantity at any one time. The quality of the food is best preserved when it is frozen right through to the core as quickly as possible.
Do not exceed the freezing capacity of your appliance in 24 h.
Placing warm food into the freezer compartment causes the refrigeration machine to operate continously until the food is frozen solid. This can temporarily lead to excessive cooling of the refrigeration compartment.
When freezing fresh food, keep the thermostat knob at medium position. Small quantities of food up to 1/2 kg. (1 lb) can be frozen without adjusting the temperature control knob.
Take special care not to mix already frozen food and fresh food.
Making ice cubes
Fill the ice - cube tray 3/4 full with water and place it in the freezer. Loosen frozen trays with a spoon handle or a similar implement; never use
A) Fridge compartment
The fridge compartment defrosts automatically. The defrost water runs to the drain tube via a collection container at the back of the appliance
During defrosting, water droplets may form at the back of the fridge compartment where a concealed evaporator is located. Some droplets may remain on the liner and refreeze when defrosting is completed. Do not use pointed or
If, at any time, the defrost water does not drain from the collection channel, check that no food particles have blocked the drain tube. The drain tube can be cleared with a
B) Freezer compartment
Defrosting is very straightforward and without mess, thanks to a special defrost collection basin.
Defrost twice a year or when a frost layer of around 7 (1/4") mm has formed. To start the defrosting procedure, switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug. All food should be wrapped in several layers of newspaper and stored in a cool place (e.g. fridge or larder).
Containers of warm water may be placed carefully in the freezer to speed up the defrosting.
Do not use pointed or
Never use hairdryers, electrical heaters or other such electrical appliances for
Sponge out the defrost water collected in the bottom of the freezer compartment. After defrosting, dry the interior thoroughly.
Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch
Instructions for use
on the electricity supply.
Replacing the interior light bulb
Should the light fail, switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
Then ensure the bulb is screwed securely in the bulb holder. Replace the plug and switch on. If the light still fails, obtain a replacement E14
(Fig. 3).Carefully dispose of the
Cleaning and care
1.We recommend that you switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug before cleaning.
2.Never use any sharp instruments or abrasive substances, soap, household cleaner, detergent or wax polish for cleaning.
3.Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet of the appliance and wipe it dry.
4.Use a damp cloth wrung out in a solution of one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to one pint of water to clean the interior and wipe it dry.
5.Make sure that no water enters the temperature control box.
6.If the appliance is not going to be used for a long period of time, switch it off, remove all food, clean it and leave the door ajar.
7.We recommend that you polish the metal parts of the product (i.e. door exterior, cabinet sides) with a silicone wax (car polish) to protect the high quality paint finish.
8.Any dust that gathers on the condenser, which is located at the back of the appliance, should be removed once a year with a vacuum cleaner.
9.Check door seals regularly to ensure they are clean and free from food particles.