Indesit RA 24I S User Manual

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Operating Instructions






Installation, 2

Positioning and connection Reversible doors

Description of the appliance, 3

Overall view

Start-up and use, 4

Starting the appliance

Setting the temperature

Using the refrigerator to its full potential

Using the freezer to its full potential

Maintenance and care, 5

Switching the appliance off Cleaning the appliance

Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours RA 24 I S Defrosting the appliance

Replacing the light bulb

Precautions and tips, 6

General safety


Respecting and conserving the environment

Troubleshooting, 7

Assistance, 8


! Before placing your new appliance into operation please GB read these operating instructions carefully. They contain

important information for safe use, for installation and for care of the appliance.

! Please keep these operating instructions for future reference. Pass them on to possible new owners of the appliance.

Positioning and connection


1.Place the appliance in a well-ventilated humidity-free room.

2.Do not obstruct the rear fan grills. The compressor and condenser give off heat and require good ventilation to operate correctly and save energy.

3.Leave a space of at least 10 cm between the top part of the appliance and any furniture above it, and at least 5 cm between the sides and any furniture/side walls.

4.Ensure the appliance is away from any sources of heat (direct sunlight, electric stove, etc.).

5.In order to maintain the correct distance between the appliance and the wall behind it, fit the spacers supplied in the installation kit, following the instructions provided.


1.Install the appliance on a level and rigid floor.

2.If the floor is not perfectly horizontal, adjust the refrigerator by tightening or loosening the rear feet.

Electrical connections

After the appliance has been transported, carefully place it vertically and wait at least 3 hours before connecting it to the electricity mains. Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket ensure the following:

The appliance is earthed and the plug is compliant with the law.

The socket can withstand the maximum power of the appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left side of the fridge (e.g. 150 W).

The voltage must be in the range between the values indicated on the data plate located on the bottom left side (e.g. 220-240V).

The socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If the socket is incompatible with the plug, ask an authorised technician to replace it (see Assistance). Do not use extension cords or multiple sockets.

!Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply cable and the electrical socket must be easily accessible.

!The cable must not be bent or compressed.

!The cable must be checked regularly and replaced by authorised technicians only (see Assistance).

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

Reversible doors









Description of the appliance

Overall view


The instructions contained in this manual are applicable to different model refrigerators. The diagrams may not directly represent the appliance purchased. For more complex features, consult the following pages.


STORAGE compartment




Removable shelf with




Removable multipurpose






BOTTLE shelf


Levelling FEET

Varies by number and/or position. * Available only on certain models.


Start-up and use

GB Starting the appliance

!Before starting the appliance, follow the installation instructions (see Installation).

!Before connecting the appliance, clean the compartments and accessories well with lukewarm water and bicarbonate.

1.Insert the plug into the socket and ensure that the internal light illuminates.

2.Turn the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to an average value. After a few hours you will be able to put food in the refrigerator.

Setting the temperature

The temperature inside the refrigerator compartment automatically adjusts itself according to the position of the thermostat knob.

1 = warmest

5 = coldest

We recommend, however, a medium position.

The cooling section of the refrigerator is located inside the back wall of the refrigerator compartment for increased space and improved aesthetics. During operation, the back wall will be covered in frost or water droplets depending on whether the compressor is operating or paused. Do not worry, the refrigerator is functioning normally.

If the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob has been set on high values with large quantities of food and with a high ambient temperature, the appliance can operate continuously, resulting in excessive frost formation and excessive energy consumption: compensate for this by shifting the knob towards lower values (defrosting will occur automatically).

In static appliances, the air circulates in a natural way: the colder air tends to move downwards as it is heavier. The food should be stored as follows:





Fresh fish and meat

Above the fruit and vegetable



Fresh cheese

Above the fruit and vegetable



Cooked food

On any shelf



Salami, bread loaf,

On any shelf





Fruit and vegetables

In the fruit and vegetable bins




On the shelf provided



Butter and margarine

On the shelf provided



Bottles, drinks, milk

On the shelf provided



Using the refrigerator to its full potential

Use the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to adjust the temperature (see Description).

Place only cold or lukewarm foods in the compartment, not hot foods (see Precautions and tips).

Remember that cooked foods do not last longer than raw foods.

Do not store liquids in open containers. They will increase humidity in the refrigerator and cause condensation to form.



SHELVES: with or without grill. Due to the special guides the shelves are removable and the height is adjustable (see diagram), allowing easy storage of large containers and food. Height can be adjusted without complete removal of the shelf.

MULTI-USE* bin: to store food (such as cold meats) for a long time and also prevent odours from lingering in the refrigerator.

Using the freezer to its full potential

Do not re-freeze food that is defrosting or that has already been defrosted. These foods must be cooked and eaten (within 24 hours).

Fresh food that needs to be frozen must not come into contact with food that has already been defrosted. Fresh food must be stored above the grill in the freezer compartment and if possible be in direct contact with the walls (side and rear), where the temperature drops below -18°C and guarantees rapid freezing.

Do not place glass bottles which contain liquids, and which are corked or hermetically sealed in the freezer because they could break.

The maximum quantity of food that may be frozen daily is indicated on the plate containing the technical properties located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator compartment (for example: Kg/24h: 4)

!Do not open the door during freezing.

!If there is a power cut or malfunction, do not open the freezer door. This will help maintain the temperature inside the freezer, ensuring that foods are conserved for at least 9 -14 hours.

!If the room temperature drops below 14°C for an extended period of time, the ideal temperature will not be reached in the freezer compartment and food preservation will be reduced.

* Available only on certain models.


Maintenance and care

Switching the appliance off

During cleaning and maintenance it is necessary to disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply: It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.

Cleaning the appliance

The external and internal parts, as well as the rubber seals may be cleaned using a sponge that has been soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda or neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasive products, bleach or ammonia.

The removable accessories may be soaked in warm water and soap or dishwashing liquid. Rinse and dry them carefully.

The back of the appliance may collect dust which can be removed by delicately using the hose of a vacuum cleaner set on medium power. The appliance must be switched off and the plug must be pulled out before cleaning the appliance.

Avoiding mould and unpleasant odours

The appliance is manufactured with hygienic materials which are odour free. In order to maintain an odour free refrigerator and to prevent the formation of stains, food must always be covered or sealed properly.

If you want to switch the appliance off for an extended period of time, clean the inside and leave the doors open.

Defrosting the appliance

! Follow the instructions below.

Do not speed up the defrosting process by using any devices or tools other than the scraper provided, you may damage the refrigeration circuit.

Defrosting the refrigerator compartment


The refrigerator has an

automatic defrosting

function: water is ducted

to the back of the appliance by a special discharge outlet (see diagram) where the heat produced by the

compressor causes it to evaporate. It is necessary to clean the discharge

hole regularly so that the water can flow out easily.

Defrosting the freezer compartment

Remove frost regularly using the special scraper provided. If the frost layer is greater than 5 mm, it is necessary to defrost manually:

1.Set the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob to the position.

2.Wrap frozen foods in newspaper and place them in another freezer or in a cool place.

3.Leave the door open until the frost has melted completely. This can be made easier by placing containers with lukewarm water in the freezer compartment.

4.Clean and dry the freezer compartment carefully before switching the appliance on again.

5.Wait for approximately 2 hours, i.e. until the ideal storage conditions have been restored, before placing food in the freezer compartment.

Replacing the light bulb

To replace the light bulb in the refrigerator compartment, pull out the plug from the electrical socket. Follow the instructions below.



Access the light bulb by removing the cover as indicated in the diagram. Replace it with a similar light bulb within the power range indicated on the cover (15W or 25W).


Precautions and tips

! The appliance was designed and manufactured in GB compliance with international safety standards. The

following warnings are provided for safety reasons and must be read carefully.

This appliance complies with the following

Community Directives:

-73/23/EEC of 19/02/73 (Low Voltage) and subsequent amendments;

-89/336/EEC of 03.05.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and subsequent amendments;


General safety

The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.

The appliance must be used to store and freeze food products by adults only and according to the instructions in this manual.

The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the appliance exposed to rain and storms.

Do not touch the appliance with bare feet or with wet or moist hands and feet.

Do not touch the internal cooling elements: this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.

When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.

Before cleaning and maintenance, always switch off the appliance and disconnect it from the electrical

supply. It is not sufficient to set the temperature adjustment knobs on(appliance off) to eliminate all electrical contact.

In the case of a malfunction, under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or further malfunctioning of the appliance.

Do not use devices or tools other than the special scraper provided inside the compartments.

Do not put ice cubes taken directly from the freezer into your mouth.

Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the appliance. Under no circumstance should they be allowed to sit on the bins or to hang from the door.

Keep packaging material out of the reach of children! It can become a choking or suffocation hazard.


Observe local environmental standards when disposing packaging material for recycling purposes.

The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be collected separately in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact on human health and the environment. The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of your obligation, that when you dispose of the appliance it must be separately collected. Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer for information concerning the correct disposal of their old appliance.

Respecting and conserving the environment

Install the appliance in a fresh and well-ventilated room. Ensure that it is protected from direct sunlight and do not place it near heat sources.

Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods or opening the door too frequently in order to conserve energy.

Do not fill the appliance with too much food:

cold air must circulate freely for food to be preserved properly. If circulation is impeded, the compressor will work continuously.

Do not place hot food directly into the refrigerator. The internal temperature will increase and force the compressor to work harder and will consume more energy.

Defrost the appliance if ice forms (see Maintenance). A thick layer of ice makes cold transference to food products more difficult and results in increased energy consumption.

Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are free of debris and to prevent cold air from escaping (see Maintenance).



If the appliance does not work, before calling for Assistance (see Assistance), check for a solution from the following list.



The internal light does not illuminate.

The refrigerator and the freezer do not cool well.

The food inside the refrigerator is beginning to freeze.

The motor runs continuously.

The appliance makes a lot of noise.

Some of the external parts of the refrigerator become hot.

The back wall of the refrigerator unit is covered in frost or droplets of water.

There is water at the bottom of the refrigerator.

Possible causes / Solutions:

The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or not far enough to make contact, or there is no power in the house.

The doors do not close properly or the seals are damaged.

The doors are opened too frequently.

The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position

The refrigerator or the freezer have been over-filled.

The atmospheric temperature of the area surrounding the appliance is lower than 14°C.

The TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT knob is not in the correct position.

The food is in contact with the back inside wall of the refrigerator.

The door is not closed properly or is continuously opened.

The outside ambient temperature is very high.

The thickness of the frost exceeds 2-3 mm (see Maintenance).

The appliance has not been installed on a level surface (see Installation).

The appliance has been installed between cabinets that vibrate and make noise.

The internal refrigerant makes a slight noise even when the compressor is off. This is not a defect, it is normal.

These raised temperatures are necessary in order to avoid the formation of condensation on certain parts of the product.

This shows the appliance is operating normally.

The water discharge hole is blocked (see Maintenance).




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Before calling for Assistance:



Check if the malfunction can be solved on your own (see Troubleshooting).





If after all the checks, the appliance still does not operate or the problem persists, call the nearest Service







type of malfunction

appliance model (Mod.)

serial number (S/N)

This information can be found on the data plate located on the bottom left side of the refrigerator compartment.































serial number
































































Mod. RG 2330









Cod. 93139180000

S/N 704211801




















































220 - 240 V-


50 Hz


150 W
















Max 15 w


















































































Poder de Cong

Clase N


















kg/24 h 4,0























R 134 a













































































kg 0,090



P.S-I. LOW 140






























Made in Italy 13918





















































































































Never call on unauthorized technicians and always refuse spare parts which are not originals.