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Contents 3


4 Safety information

6 Control panel

9 First use

10 Daily use

11 Helpful Hints and Tips

11 Care and cleaning

12 What to do if…

14 Technical data

14 Installation

16 Noises

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, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-in structure, 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

Safety information





– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated

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.

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-frozen once it has been thawed out.

Store pre-packed frozen 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.

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.

1)If the lamp cover is foreseen.

2)If the lamp is foreseen.

3)If the appliance is Frost Free.

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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.













1ON/OFF button

2Mode button

3OK button

4Temperature colder button

4) If a water connection is foreseen.

Control panel





5Temperature warmer button


It is possible to change predefined sound of buttons to a loudly one by pressing together Mode button and Temperature colder button for some seconds. Change is reversible.

































































































































1Timer function

2FROSTMATIC function

3Minute Minder function

4Child Lock function

5Alarm indicator

6Temperature indicator

Switching on

To switch on the appliance do these steps:

1.Connect the mains plug to the power socket.

2.Press the ON/OFF button if the display is off.

3.The alarm buzzer could operate after few seconds. To reset the alarm refer to "High temperature alarm".

4.If "dEMo" appears on the display, the appliance is in demonstration mode. Refer to "What to do if..." paragraph.

5.The temperature indicators show the set default temperature.

To select a different set temperature refer to "Temperature regulation".

Switching off

To switch off the appliance do these steps:

1.Press the ON/OFF button for 5 seconds.

2.The display switches off.

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

Temperature regulation

The set temperature of the freezer may be adjusted by pressing the temperature button. Set default temperature:

• -18°C for the freezer

The temperature indicator shows the set temperature. The set temperature will be reached within 24 hours.

After a power failure the set temperature remains stored.

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To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears. The FROSTMATIC indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm. The FROSTMATIC indicator is shown.

This function stops automatically after 52 hours.

To switch off the function before its automatic end:

1.Press the Mode button until the FROSTMATIC indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The FROSTMATIC indicator goes off.

The function switches off by selecting a different freezer set temperature.

Minute Minder function

The Minute Minder function is to be used to set an acoustic alarm at the preferred time, useful for example when a recipe requires to cool down a mixture for a certain lenght of time, or when a reminder is needed in order not to forget the bottles placed in the freezer for fast cooling.

To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears. The Minute Minder indicator flashes.

The Timer shows the set value (30 minutes) for a few seconds.

2.Press the Timer regulator button to change the Timer set value from 1 to 90 minutes.

3.Press the OK button to confirm.

The Minute Minder indicator is shown.

The Timer start to flash (min).

At the end of the countdown the Minute Minder indicator flashes and an audible alarm sounds:

1.Remove any drinks contained in the freezer compartment.

2.Press OK button to switch off the sound and terminate the function. It is possible to deactivate the function at any time during the countdown:

1.Press the Mode button until the Minute Minder indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The Minute Minder indicator goes off.

It is possible to change the time during the countdown and at the end by pressing the Temperature colder button and the Temperature warmer button.

Child Lock function

To lock the buttons from unintentional operation select the Child Lock function.

First use





To switch on the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the corresponding icon appears.

2.The Child Lock indicator flashes.

3.Press the OK button to confirm.

The Child Lock indicator is shown.

To switch off the function:

1.Press the Mode button until the Child Lock indicator flashes.

2.Press the OK button to confirm.

3.The Child Lock indicator goes off.

High temperature alarm

An increase in the temperature in the freezer compartment (for example due to an earlier power failure) is indicated by:

flashing the alarm and freezer temperature indicators

sounding of buzzer.

To reset the alarm:

1.Press any button.

2.The buzzer switches off.

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

4.The alarm indicator continue to flash until the normal conditions are restored. When the alarm has returned the alarm indicator goes off.

Door open alarm

An acoustic alarm will sound when the door is left open for around 80 seconds. When normal conditions are restored (door closed), the acoustic alarm will stop.


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.

If “dEMo” appears on the Display, the appliance is in demonstration mode: refer to “WHAT TO DO IF...” paragraph.

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Freezing fresh food

The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing fresh food and storing frozen and deepfrozen food for a long time.

To freeze fresh food activate the FROSTMATIC function at least 24 hours before placing the food to be frozen in the freezer compartment.

Place the fresh food to be frozen in the two top compartments.

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-up or after a period out of use, before putting the products in the compartment let the appliance run at least 2 hours.

The freezer baskets ensure that it is quick and easy to find the food package you want. If large quantities of food are to be stored, remove all drawers. On all shelves it is possible to place food that protrude until load limit stated on the side of the middle section

(if foreseen).

In the event of accidental defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if the power has been off for longer that 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).

Frozen Food Calendar

The symbols show different types of frozen goods.

The numbers indicate storage times in months for the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is valid depends on the quality of the foods and treating before freezing.


Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at room temperature, depending on the time available for this operation.

Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen, directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will take longer.

Ice-cube production

This appliance is equipped with one or more trays for the production of ice-cubes. Fill these trays with water, then put them in the freezer compartment.

Do not use metallic instruments to remove the trays from the freezer.

Helpful Hints and Tips





Cold accumulators

One or more cold accumulators are supplied in the freezer; these increase the length of time for which food will keep in the event of a power failure or breakdown.


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.

12 What to do if…

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.

Do not pull, move or damage any pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.

Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to clean the interior as this will damage the surface and leave a strong odour.

Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a brush. This operation will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.

Take care of not to damage the cooling system.

Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners contain chemicals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this appliance. For this reason it is recommended that the outer casing of this appliance is only cleaned with warm water with a little washing-up liquid added.

After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the mains supply.

Defrosting of the freezer

The freezer compartment of this model, on the other hand, is a "no frost" type. This means that there is no buildup of frost when it is in operation, neither on the internal walls nor on the foods.

The absence of frost is due to the continuous circulation of cold air inside the compartment, driven by an automatically controlled fan.

Periods of non-operation

When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the following precautions:

disconnect the appliance from electricity supply

remove all food

defrost5) and clean the appliance and all accessories

leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.

If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to check it once in a while to prevent the food inside from spoiling in case of a power failure.



Before troubleshooting, disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.

Only a qualified electrician or competent person must do the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.

5) If foreseen.






What to do if…





























Possible cause













The appliance does not


The appliance is switched off.


Switch on the appliance.




















The mains plug is not connected


Connect the mains plug to the




to the mains socket correctly.


mains socket correctly.












The appliance has no power.


Connect a different electrical ap-




There is no voltage in the mains


pliance to the mains socket.







Contact a qualified electrician.










The Alarm light flashes.


The temperature in the freezer is


Refer to "High temperature





too high.













The compressor operates


The temperature is not set cor-


Set a higher temperature.





















The door is not closed correctly.


Refer to "Closing the door".












The door has been opened too


Do not keep the door open longer






than necessary.












The product temperature is too


Let the product temperature de-






crease to room temperature be-






fore storage.












The room temperature is too


Decrease the room temperature.



















The FROSTMATIC function is


Refer to "FROSTMATIC function".




switched on.














The temperature in the


The temperature regulator is not


Set a higher temperature.



freezer is too low.


set correctly.















The FROSTMATIC function is


Refer to "FROSTMATIC function".




switched on.














The temperature in the


The temperature regulator is not


Set a lower temperature.



freezer is too high.


set correctly.
















The door is not closed correctly.


Refer to "Closing the door".












The product temperature is too


Let the product temperature de-






crease to room temperature be-






fore storage.





Many products are stored at the


Store less products at the same




same time.














Products are too near to each


Store products so that there is






cold air circulation.











There is too much frost.


Food is not wrapped correctly.


Wrap the food correctly.













The door is not closed correctly.


Refer to "Closing the door".













The temperature regulator is not


Set a higher temperature.





set correctly.














Technical data

























Possible cause










Upper or lower square is


An error has occurred in meas-


Call your service representative


shown in the temperature


uring the temperature.


(the cooling system will continue






to keep food products cold, but






temperature adjustment will not






be possible).


dEMo appears on the Dis-


The appliance is in demonstra-


Keep pressed approximately 10




tion mode (dEMo).


sec. the OKbutton since a long






sound of buzzer is heard and the






Display shut off for a short while:






appliance start works regularly.







Closing the door

1.Clean the door gaskets.

2.If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".

3.If necessary, replace the defective door gaskets. Contact the Service Center.










Dimension of the recess











1780 mm








560 mm








550 mm



Rising Time



21 h






230-240 V






50 Hz





The technical information are situated in the rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy label.




If you are discarding an old appliance that has a lock or catch on the door, you must ensure that it is made unusable to prevent young children being trapped inside.

The appliance shall have the plug accessible after installation.

Install this appliance at a location where the ambient temperature corresponds to the climate class indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:

Installation 15

Climate class


Ambient temperature






+10°C to + 32°C



+16°C to + 32°C






+16°C to + 38°C






+16°C to + 43°C




Electrical Connection


Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.


This appliance must be earthed.

The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.







The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:


Green and Yellow:











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 wire coloured green and yellow to the terminal marked either with the letter “E“ or by the earth symbolor coloured green and yellow.

2.Connect the wire coloured blue to the terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or coloured black.


3.Connect the wire coloured brown to the terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured red.

4.Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is present and the cord clamp 4 is secure over the outer sheath.

5.Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.

6.Switch on the appliance.

The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted 2 . In the event of having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.


A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of safely.

Ventilation requirements

The airflow behind the appliance must be sufficient.

50 mm



200 cm2




200 cm2


There are some sounds during normal running (compressor, refrigerant circulation).











Noises 17





18 Environmental concerns






The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local council, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.