Beko CF392W User Manual

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Congratulations on your choice of a quality Appliance which has been designed to give you service for many years.



DO NOT connect the 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 product 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 freezer must only be used for its intended purpose i.e the storing and freezing of edible foodstuff.

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 environmentally 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 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 facilities available.

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.

We do not recommend the use of extension leads and multi-wayadapters.

Failure to observe these instructions may invalidate your right to free service during the guarantee period.

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.






CF392S & CF392W





Energy efficiency class


Energy consumption - Kwh/year


Net storage – vol fresh food ltrs (cu.ft.)


Net storage – vol frozen food ltrs (cu.ft.)

101 (3.5)

Total net vol – ltrs (cu.ft.)

101 (3.5)

Frozen food compartment rating


Conservation time from failure

20 hrs.

Freezing capacity fresh food – kg (lb) /24 hrs.

5 (11)

Climate class


Operating noise level dB(A)






















































1.The appliance should be transported only in a vertical upright position. The packing as supplied must be intact during transportation.

2.If during the course of transport the product has been transported horizontally, it must only be laid on its left hand side (when facing the door front) and it must not be operated for at least 4 hours to allow the system to settle after the appliance is brought back to upright position.

3.Failure to comply with the above instructions could result in damage occuring to the appliance. The manufacturer will not be held responsible if these instructions are disregarded.

4.The appliance must be protected against rain, moisture and other atmospheric influences.

IMPORTANT : Care must be taken while cleaning / carrying the appliance to avoid touching the condenser metal wires at the back of the appliance, as you might injure your fingers and hands or damage your product.

IMPORTANT : This appliance is not designed for stacking with any other appliance. 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.

IMPORTANT : Make sure that mains cable is not caught under the appliance during and after carrying / moving the appliance, to avoid the mains cable becoming cut or damaged.

When positioning your appliance take care not to damage your flooring, pipes, wall coverings etc. Do not move the appliance by pulling by the lid or handle. 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. If possible avoid placing the appliance near cookers, radiators or in direct sunlight as this will cause the compressor to run for long periods. If installed next to a source of heat or refrigerator, maintain the following minimum side clearances:

From Cookers

4" (100 mm)

From Radiators


(300 mm)

From Fridges


(100 mm)

2. Make sure that sufficient room is provided around the appliance to ensure free air circulation. Ideally, ensure you allow gaps as shown in the below diagram.

3.The appliance should be located on a smooth surface.

4.Refer to "Cleaning and Care" section to prepare your appliance for use.

5.Fit the two plastic wall spacer supplied with the appliance rotating 1/4 turn to the condenser at the back of the freezer (see diagram).

6.If the freezer is installed in unheated areas, garages etc., in cold weather condensation may form on the outer surfaces.

This is quite normal and is not a fault. Remove the condensation by wiping with a dry cloth.



Final Check

Before you start using the freezer check that:

1.The interior is dry and air can circulate freely at the rear.

2.Clean the interior as recommended under "CLEANING AND CARE".

3.Insert the plug into the wall socket and switch on the electricity supply. Avoid accidental disconnection by taping over the switch. Green light will glow and the compressor will start running (see Freezer Operation page 6).

4.You will hear a noise as the compressor starts up. The liquid and gases sealed within the refrigeration system may also give rise to noise, whether the compressor is running or not which is quite normal.

5.If you going to store already frozen food open the freezer lid and check that the freezer has reached the correct temperature. Then you can put in your already frozen food. (See Storing Frozen Food page 7).

6.If you are going to freeze fresh Food, you should turn the Fast Freeze switch on and wait for at least three hours before putting in your fresh food to be frozen. (See Freezing Fresh Food, Page 7).

7.Do not load the appliance immediately after it is switched on. Wait until the correct storage temperature has been reached. We recommend that you check the temperature with an accurate thermometer (see Freezer Operation page 6).

Important Notes:

If there is a power failure do not open the lid. Frozen food should not be affected if the failure lasts for less than 20 hours. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and eaten immediately or cooked and then refrozen.

If you find that the lid of the chest freezer is difficult to open just after you have closed it, don’t worry. This is due to the pressure difference which will equalize and allow the lid to be opened normally after a few minutes.



Temperature adjustment

The temperature of the freezer is adjusted by means of the knob assembled on the thermostat, position „MAX” being the lowest temperature.

The achieved temperatures can vary according to the conditions of use of the appliance, such as: place of the appliance, ambient temperature, frequency of lid opening, extent of filling with food of the freezer. The position of the thermostat knob will change according to these factors. Normally, for an ambient temperature of approx. 250C, the thermostat should be adjusted to the mild position.

We recommended that you check the temperature with a thermometer to ensure that the Freezer is kept to the desired temperature. Remember you must take your reading very quickly since the thermometer temperature will rise very rapidly after you remove it from the freezer.

Please remember each time the lid is opened cold air escapes and the internal temperature rises. Therefore never leave the lid open and ensure it is closed: immediately after Food is put in or removed.

Indicator lights

The indicator light set is placed on the front side of the freezer for easy visibility.

By using the Thermostat Adjustment Knob (1), you can adjust the internal temperature of the freezer.

Indicator lights mean the following:

-green LED – shows that the appliance is supplied with electric energy.

-red LED – lights if the temperature in the freezer is too high. The LED will operate 45 minutes after putting into operation of the freezer, then it must go off. If the LED comes on during the operation, this mai mean that a defect has occured.

-amber button and led – fast freeze is switched on.



Prepackaged commercially frozen food should be stored in accordance with the frozen food manufacturer’s instructions for a freezer compartment.

To ensure that the high quality achieved by the frozen food manufacturer and the food retailer is maintained the following should be remembered:

1.Put packets in the freezer as quickly as possible after purchase.

2.Do not exceed “Use By”, “Best Before” dates on the packaging.


Place fresh food to be frozen near the side walls to ensure fast freezing and away from already frozen food, if possible.

Freezing capacity of your appliance in a 24 hours period is 5 kg (11lb).

Never exceed this maximum capacity. If you are going to freeze fresh food in excess of 2 kg. (4.5Ib) turn the Fast Freeze switch on and wait for at least three hours before placing the fresh food in the freezer. Remember to switch off the Fast Freeze after freezing. 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 centre as quickly as possible.

Take special care not to mix already frozen food and fresh food.


2.Control panel



Defrost twice a year or when a frost layer of around 7 mm (1/4”) has formed. To start the defrosting procedure turn the thermostat knob to zero position.

Alternatively you may switch off the freezer 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).

Remove the freezer basket. Leave the lid open. 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.

When defrosting has finished sponge out defrost water which collects at the bottom of the freezer and dry the interior thoughly. Switch on the Fast Freeze and leave it on for about three hours.


**We recommend that you switch off the freezer at the socket outlet and pull out the mains plug before cleaning.

**Never use any sharp abrasive instrument, soap, household cleaner, detergent and wax polish for cleaning.

**Use luke warm water to clean the cabinet of the freezer and wipe it dry.

**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.

**Excess deposit of ice should be removed on a regular basis using a plastic ice scraper available from your local store. Large accumulation of ice will impair the performance of the freezer.

**If the freezer is not going to be used for a long period of time switch it off, remove all food, clean it and leave the lid ajar.

**Any dust that gathers on the condenser, which is located at the back of the freezer, should be removed once a year with a vacuum cleaner.

**Check lid seals regularly to ensure they are clean and free from food particies.



Do – Defrost food from the freezer thoroughly in a fridge or in a microwave oven following defrosting and cooking instructions.

Do – Ensure that chest freezer lid is completely closed after each use.Do – Defrost frozen meat completely before cooking.

Do – Close the lid gently.

Do – Check contents of the freezer at regular intervals.

Do – Clean and defrost your freezer regulary (See “Defrosting”)

Do – Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to “Best Before”, “Use By” dates.Do – Store commercially frozen food in accordance with the instructions given on the

packets that you buy.

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 foods in aluminium foil or freezer quality plastic bags and make sure any air is excluded.

Do – Wrap frozen food when you buy it and put it in to the freezer as soon as possible.Do – Store small items in the basket provided.

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

Don’t – Leave the lid open for long periods as this will make the freezer more costly to run and cause excessive ice formation.

Don’t – Use pointed sharp edged obiects such as knives, forks to remove the ice.Don’t – Put hot food in the freezer. Let it cool down first.

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

Don’t – Store poisonous or dangerous substances in the freezer. Your freezer has been designed for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.

Don’t – Exceed the maximum freezing capacity ( 5 kg in any 24 hours) when freezing fresh food.

Don’t – Consumeice-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 – Shut the lid with force. You will damage the appliance.


If the appliance does not operate when switched on, check;

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 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-

residential domestic 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.