Beko CDA671F User Manual
Congratulations on your choice of a quality Appliance which has been designed to give you service for many years.
This appliance is not intended for use by person 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.
DO NOT connect your appliance to the electricity supply until all packing and transit protectors have been removed.
•Leave to stand for at least 12 hours before switching on to allow compressor oil to settle if transported horizontally.
•If you are discarding an old refrigerator with a lock or latch fitted to the door, disable the lock/latch; ensure that it is left in a safe condition to prevent the entrapment of children.
•This fridge/freezer must only be used for its intended purpose i.e. the storing of edible foodstuff.
•Do not dispose of the appliance on a fire. At BEKO, 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 in 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 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 facilities available.
•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 carefully read these instructions.
•On delivery, check to make sure that the product is not damaged and that all the parts and accessories are in perfect condition.
•Ensure that the plug remains readily accessible.
•We do not recommend the use of extension leads and
•Failure to observe these instructions may invalidate your right to free service during the guarantee period. WARNING- Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
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.
WARNING- Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
•We suggest you keep these instructions in a safe place for easy reference.
Frost Free Combi Fridge / Freezer
Energy efficiency class
Energy consumption - Kwh/year
Net storage – vol fresh food ltrs (cu.ft.)
Net storage – vol frozen food ltrs (cu.ft.)
Total net vol – ltrs (cu.ft.)
Frozen food compartment rating
Conservation time from failure
Freezing capacity fresh food – kg (lb) /24 hrs.
Operating noise level dB(A)
SAFETY FIRST / ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMBI BEKO FRIDGE / FREEZER
REVERSING THE DOOR
SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
STORING FROZEN FOOD
FREEZING FRESH FOOD
MAKING ICE CUBES
REPLACING THE INTERIOR LIGHT BULB
CLEANING AND CARE
DO’S AND DON’TS
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
HOW TO OBTAIN SERVICE
Before you insert 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.
Rating label is on the left hand side of fridge inner liner.
We recommend that this appliance is connected to the mains supply via a suitable switched and fused socket in a readily accessible position.
Should the mains lead of the appliance become damaged or should it need replacing at any time, it must be replaced by a special purpose made mains lead which can only be obtained from a BEKO Authorised Service Agent.
WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED
If the fitted moulded plug is not suitable for your socket, then the plug should be cut off and an appropriate plug fitted. Destroy the old plug which is cut off as a plug with bared cord could cause a shock hazard if inserted into a socket elsewhere in the house.
The moulded plug on this appliance incorporates a 13 A fuse. Should the fuse need to be replaced an ASTA approved BS 1362 fuse of the same rating must be used. Do not forget to refit the fuse cover. In the event of losing the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement fuse cover has been fitted. Colour of the replacement fuse cover must be the same colour as that visible on the pin face of the plug. Fuse covers are available from any good electrical store.
IMPORTANT! FITTING A DIFFERENT PLUG
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows:
1. Connect the
the symbol or coloured
green and yellow or green.
2.Connect the blue (Neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug marked 'N' or coloured black.
3.Connect the brown (Live) wire to the terminal in the plug marked 'L' or coloured red.
With alternative plugs a 13 A fuse must be fitted either in the plug or adaptor or in the main fuse box.
If in doubt contact a qualified electrician.
1.The appliance should be transported only in an upright position. The packing as supplied must be intact during transportation.
2.If during the course of transport the appliance has to be transported horizontally, it must only be laid on its left hand side when standing in the front of the appliance. After bringing it to upright position,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 held liable.
4.The appliance must be protected against rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.
5.When positioning your appliance take care not to damage your flooring, pipes, wall coverings etc. Do not move the appliance by pulling by the door or handle.
6.Empty any water in the drain tray before moving. See section „Defrosting” and „Care & cleaning” for further information.
7.Make sure that the defrost water pipe at the back of the product is fixed to the
plastic evaporating pan on the top of the compressor, to avoid defrost water spillage on the floor.
•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. BEKO plc declines to accept any liability should the instructions not be followed.
1.The space in the room where the appliance is installed must not be smaller than 10 cubic metres.
2.Do not put your fridge freezer in a cold room where the temperature is likely to go below +5 degrees C (41 degrees F) during night time and/or especially in winter.
This fridge freezer has been designed to operate in ambient temperatures between +10 and +32 degrees C (50 and 90 degrees F) Therefore if the appliance is installed in an unheated/cold room (eg: conservatory/annex/
shed/garage etc) then the appliance will not operate causing the freezer compartment to run warmer and as a result the storage time of frozen food may be reduced.
3.Do not place the appliance near cookers, radiators or in direct sunlight as this will cause your appliance to work harder. If installed next to a source of heat or freezer, maintain the following minimum side clearances:
2" (50 mm)
12" (300 mm)
From Refrigerators or Larder Fridge
1" (25 mm)
4.Make sure that sufficient room is provided around the appliance to ensure free air circulation.
Fit the two plastic wall spacer supplied with the appliance rotating 1/4 turn to the condenser at the back of the refrigerator (see diagram).
5.The fridge/freezer should be located 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
firm contact with the floor. Correct adjustment of feet avoids excessive vibration and noise.
6.Refer to cleaning and care section to prepare your appliance for use.
Do not connect your appliance to the electricity supply until all the packing and transit protectors have been removed including polystyrene block(s) inserted between the compressor motor and
the cabinet (see diagrams).
Do not remove the plastic drain tray fitted above the compressor motor on models with
auto - defrost fridge.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR COMBI FROST FREE BEKO FRIDGE / FREEZER
1 - Thermostat knob and interior light
2 - Interior light button
3 - Cabinet shelves
4 - Defrost water collection channel
5 - Salad crisper cover
6 - Salad crispers
7- Ice Bank & ice cube tray
8- Fast Freeze compartment
9- Frozen froods storage drawers
10- Adjustable feet
11- Egg tray
12- Door shelves
13- Bottle shelf
14- Freezer fan
REVERSING THE DOORS
(You may need somebody to help you.)
1- Switch off the appliance at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug.
2- Remove all loose items and fittings and food, if any, from inside the appliance and door racks. 3- Unscrew the bolts and remove the middle hinge while holding doors. (1)
4- Remove the fridge door from the top hinge. (2) 5- Remove the freezer door. (3)
6- Remove the plastic covers on the front top trim. (4)
7- Unscrew the bolts of the top hinge and remove top hinge. (5) 8- Reposition plugs on the opposite side. (6)
9- Carefully tilt the appliance on its back. (7) (You may need somebody to help you.) 10Unscrew the screw level. (8)
11Take off lower hinge. (9)
12Remove the plastic cover and fit the tap which is in the plastic bag to the other side. (10) 13Unscrew and remove the middle hinge bushing from fridge door. (11)
14Screw and fix the new middle hinge bushing which is supplied in plastic bag to the other side. (12) 15Reposition the hinge bushing and the tap on the freezer door. (13)
16Unscrew and reposition the bottom hinge bushing. (14) 17Take on lower hinge. (15)
18Screw the screw level. (16)
19Rotate the top hinge 180°. Unscrew the hinge pin and
20Fit the top hinge and tighten the bolts. (18) 21Fit the plastic cover on the front top trim. (19) 22Locate the freezer door to the bottom hinge
and attach to the cabinet. (20)
23Locate the middle hinge on the freezer door (21) and put the freezer door between the top and middle hinge carefully. (22)
24Fit the middle hinge. Adjust the doors and tighten the bolts. (23)
25Carefully stand your appliance (you may need somebody to help you) adjust the front feet.
26Put back all, loose items and fittings. 27Wait for at least 4 hours to allow the system to settle before switching on.
28Once the correct storage temperatures have been reached in the appliance, put back all the food.
SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF FOOD IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER
Arrangement Examples (See diagram)
1.Baked, chilled cooked food, dairy products, cans.
2.Meat, sausages, cold cuts.
3.Fruit, vegetables, salads.
4.Making, storing ice cubes.
5.Frozen food and freezing of fresh food.
7.Butter, cheese, eggs, small bottles, cans, tubes.
8.Tall, large bottles, beverages.
The following guidelines and recommendations are suggested to obtain the best results and storage hygiene.
1.The fridge compartment is for the short term storage of fresh food and drinks.
2.The freezer compartment is rated and suitable for the freezing and storage of pre frozen food. The recommendation forstorage as stated on the food packaging should be observed at all times.
3.Cooked dishes must be stored in airtight covered containers.
4.Fresh wrapped produce can be placed on the shelf. Fresh fruit and vegetables should be cleaned and stored in the crisper bins.
5.Bottles can be placed in the door section.
6.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.
7.Keep the food packed wrapped or covered. Allow hot food and beverages to cool before placing them in the fridge. Do not store explosive substances. High proof alcohol must be stored upright in sealed containers. Left over canned food should not be stored in the can.
8.Fizzy drinks should not be frozen and products such as flavoured water ices should not be consumed too cold.
9.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.
10.Place chilled cooked food and similar food near the rear of the fridge inner liner where the cold wall is located.
11.Shelves, racks, crisper bins, drawers, flaps, bottle grippers are all removable.
12.Do not 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.
13.For hygiene reasons, always wrap food using a suitable packaging material before storing in your appliance to avoid contact with the appliance surface.
Operating temperatures are controlled by the thermostat knob (Item 5) 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).
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 16 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 Ice Bank. Loosen frozen trays with the handle of a spoon, never use sharp edged objects such as knives, forks. Store
Note: If freshly made ice cubes are not consumed for several weeks and stored in Ice Bank, they will slowly reduce in size and eventually disappear completely.
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
Check that the tube is permanently placed with its end in the collecting tray on the compressor to prevent the water spilling. If the frost layer reaches about 1/4’’ (7 mm), reduce the setting (i.e. from 4 to 1) to restart automatic defrosting.