Beko CDA 540 User Manual
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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 sharp-edgedobjects, such as knives or forks to remove the frost.

Never use hairdryers, electrical heaters or other such electrical appliances for defrosting. 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 on the electricity supply.


Should the light fail to work, proceed as follows.

1.Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.

• You may find it useful to remove shelves for easy access.

2.Use a flat tipped screwdriver to remove the light diffuser cover by inserting the blade in each of the two recesses to prise off each side.

3.First check that the bulb hasn’t worked loose by ensuring it is screwed securely in the holder. Replace the plug and switch on. If the bulb works, replace the light cover by inserting the rear lug and pushing up to locate the front two lugs.

4.If the light still fails to work, switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug. Replace the bulb with a new 15 watt (max) screw cap (SES) bulb.

5.Carefully dispose of the burnt-outlight bulb immediately.

Replacement light bulb can easily be obtained from a good local electrical or DIY store.



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.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.

8.Check door seals regularly to ensure they areclean and free from food particles.


Clean the appliance with unsuitable material; eg petroleum based products.

Subject it to high temperatures in any way,

Scour, rub etc., with abrasive material.

10. Removal of door tray :

To remove a door tray, remove all the contents and then simply push the door tray upwards from the base.

11. Make sure that the special plastic container (drain tray) at the back of the appliance which collects defrost water is clean at all times. If you want to remove the tray to clean it follow the instructions below:

Switch off at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.

Push the lug down with the tip of a screw driver & pull out with a jerk movement.

Clean the drain tray and wipe it dry.

Reassemble, reversing the sequence and operations

12.To remove a freezer drawer, pull it as far as possible, tilt it upwards and then pull it out completely.

13.To remove the freezer flap door, first open the door 3” and then gently pull it off. Make sure that the flap is in place before closing the freezer door.



Do- Clean and defrost your appliance regularly (See "Cleaning and Care")Do- Keep raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products.Do- Take off any unusable leaves on vegetables and wipe off any soil.Do- Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem.

Do- Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in a polythene bag, excluding as much air as possible. For best results, take out of the fridge compartment an hour before eating.

Do- Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents drying.Do- Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags.

Do- Wrap food with a strong odour or which may dry out, in polythene bags, or aluminium foil or place in airtight container.

Do- Wrap bread well to keep it fresh.

Do- Chill white wines, beer, lager and mineral water before serving.Do- Check contents of the freezer every so often.

Do- Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to "Best Before" and "Use by" etc. dates.

Do- Store commercially frozen food in accordance with the instructions given on the packets.Do- Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean before you

freeze it.

Do- Prepare fresh food for freezing in small portions to ensure rapid freezing.

Do- Wrap all food in aluminium foil or freezer quality polythene bags and make sure any air is excluded.

Do- Wrap frozen food immediately after purchasing and put it in to the freezer as soon as possible.Do- Defrost food in the fridge compartment.

Do- Remove ice cream from the freezer10-20minutes before serving.

Don’t- Store bananas in your fridge compartment.

Don’t- Store melon in your fridge. It can be chilled for short periods as long as it is wrapped to prevent it flavouring other food.

Don’t- Cover the shelves with any protective materials which may obstruct air circulation.Don’t- Store poisonous or any dangerous substances in your appliance. It has been

designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.

Don’t- Consume food which has been stored for an excessive length of time.Don’t- Store cooked and fresh food together in the same container. They should be

packaged and stored separately.

Don’t- Let defrosting food or food juices drip onto food.

Don’t- Leave the door open for long periods, as this will make the appliance more costly to run and cause excessive ice formation.

Don’t- Use sharp edged objects such as knives or forks to remove the ice.

Don’t- Put hot food into the appliance. Let it cool down first.

Don’t- Putliquid-filledbottles or sealed cans containing carbonated liquids into the freezer, as they may burst.

Don’t- Exceed the maximum freezing loads (3 kg in any 24 hours) when freezing fresh food.Don’t- Give childrenice-creamand water ices direct from the freezer. The low temperature

may cause 'freezer burns' on lips. Don’t- Freeze fizzy drinks.

Don’t- Try to keep frozen food which has thawed; it should be eaten within 24 hours or cooked and refrozen.

Don’t- Remove items from the freezer with wet hands.

Don’t- Close the freezer door before placing the compartment cover in its place.

Don’t- Leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw; the best way to defrost food is to put it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting food or food juices drip onto other food.



1- Ensure your appliance is instolled in a well ventilated area. If the ambient temperature is low (but in no case lower than 5 degrees C), then the energy saving will be more. In this case, check temperatures of fridge and freezer compartments with an accurate thermometer and lower the thermostat setting (towards 1) if necessary.

2- Ensure the time between buying chilled/frozen food and placing them in your appliance is kept at minimum, particularly in summer. We recommend you use a cool bag or a special carrier bag to carry frozen food.

3- Do not leave the door (s) of your appliance open longer than necessary and ensure they are closed properly after each opening. .

4- Defrost frozen food in the fridge compartment, so that frozen food acts as an ice pack to assist cooling in the fridge.


If the appliance does not operate when switched on, check whether:

The plug is inserted properly in the socket and that the power supply is on. (To check the power supply to the socket, plug in another appliance).

The fuse has blown/circuit breaker has tripped/main distribution switch has been turned off.

The temperature control has been set correctly.

New plug is wired correctly if you have changed the fitted moulded plug.

If the appliance is still not operating after the above checks, please refer to the section on

"How To Obtain Service”.

Please ensure that above checks have been made as a charge will be made if no fault is found.



Your new Beko product is guaranteed against the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve months from the date of the original purchase.

What is covered?

Repairs necessary as a result of faulty materials, defective components or manufacturing defect.

The cost of functional replacement parts, but excluding consumable items.

The labour costs of a Beko approved repairer to carry out the repair.

What is not covered?

Transit, delivery or accidental damage or misuse and abuse.

Cabinet or appearance parts, including knobs, flaps, handles or container lids.

Accessories or consumable items including but not limited to, ice trays, scrapers, cutlery baskets, filters and light bulbs.

Repairs required as a result of unauthorised repair or inexpert installation that fails to meet the requirements contained in the user instruction book.

Repairs to products used on commercial or non-residentialhousehold premises.

Loss of frozen food in freezers or fridge/freezers. (Food loss insurance is often included within your household contents insurance policy, or may be available separately from your retailer).

Important notes.

Your Beko product is designed and built for domestic household use only.

The guarantee will be void if the product is installed or used in commercial or non-residentialdomestic household premises.

The product must be correctly installed, located and operated in accordance with the instructions contained in the User Instructions Booklet provided.

Professional installation by a qualified Electrical Domestic Appliance Installer is recommended for all Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Electric Cookers

Gas Cookers must only be installed by a CORGI (or BORD GAIS) registered Gas Installer.

The guarantee is given only within the boundaries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The guarantee is applicable only to new products and is not transferable if the product is resold.

Beko disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.

The guarantee does not in anyway diminish your statutory or legal rights.



Please keep your purchase receipt or other proof of purchase in a safe place; you will need to have it should the product require attention under guarantee.

You should also complete the details below; it will help us assist you when requesting service. (The model number is printed on the Instruction Booklet and the serial number is printed on the Rating Label affixed to the appliance)

Model No:

Serial No:


Date of purchase:

For service under guarantee simply telephone the appropriate number below

UK Mainland & Northern Ireland


Fridges & Freezers

0870 241 0638

Electric Cookers

0870 241 1320

Gas & Dual Fuel Cookers

0870 241 1321

Washing Machines

0870 241 0357

& Dishwashers


Republic of Ireland

All Refrigeration, All Cookers 01 862 3411

Washing Machines & Dishwashers

Before requesting service please check the trouble-shootingguide in the Operating Instructions as a charge may be levied where no fault is found even though your product may still be under guarantee.

Service once the manufacturers guarantee has expired.

If you have purchased an extended guarantee please refer to the instructions contained within the extended guarantee agreement document. Otherwise please call the appropriate number above where service can be obtained at a charge.

Should you experience any difficulty in obtaining service please contact the Beko Customer Help-Line.Tel: 0870 774


This product bears the selective sorting symbol for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

This means that this product must be handled pursuant to European Directive 2002/96/EC in order to be recycled or dismantled to minimize its impact on the environment.

For futher information, please contact your local or regional authorities.

Electronic products not included in the selective sorting process are potentialy dangerous for the environment and human heath due to the presence of hazardous substances.