Indesit RG1140 User Manual

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Instructions for installation and use

Safety a good habit to get into


Read your handbook carefully since it contains instructions which will ensure safe installation, use and maintenance of your appliance.

Your Indesit Fridge Freezer is built to International standards (EN60) and has been awarded the European approval mark (IMQ) for compliance to UK electrical safety requirements. It also meets the EC standards on the prevention and elimination of radio interference (EC directive 87/308 - 02.06.89).

1.This appliance is designed to be used indoors and under no circumstances should it be installed outside.

2.The appliance should be used only by adults exclusively for storing foodstuffs in compliance with the instructions provided in the handbook. Under no circumstances should children be allowed to operate, or tamper with, this product.

3.For electrical safety, do not attempt to operate this appliance with wet hands or feet.

4.Do not operate this appliance connected to an extension lead. If a longer supply cable is required, this must be replaced with one of the same specifications in compliance with the current electrical regulations. This operation should be carried out by a qualified person. Ensure that the cable is not trapped or damaged during the installation.

5.Never pull the cable or the appliance to remove the plug from the socket.

6.Do not touch the internal cooling elements, especially if your hands are wet, since you could burn or hurt yourself. Do not eat ice cubes straight out of the freezer.

7.Before doing any cleaning, disconnect the appliance from the electricity (by pulling out the plug orturning off the general switch in your home); it is not sufficient to place the temperature regulation knob onto cut off the power.

8.Before disposing of your old appliance, remember to break or remove the lock as a safety measure to protect children who might lock themselves inside the appliance when playing.

9.If your appliance is not operating properly, before calling your after-sales service read the chapter on “Trouble Shooting” which might help you resolve the problem. Do not attempt to repair the fault by intervening on the internal components.

10.If damaged, the power supply cord on this appliance must necessarily be replaced by our service centre because special tools are required for replacement.


To ensure that the appliance operates properly and to reduce energy consumption, it is important that the appliance is installed correctly.


The compressor and condenser generate heat and, therefore, need to be ventilated properly. Rooms with less than perfect ventilation are not very suited for installation of the appliance. Therefore, it should be installed in a room with an opening (window or French window) that provide the appropriate amount of air re-circulation. It is also important that the room not be too humid.

During installation, make sure not to cover or obstruct the grates that allow for proper ventilation of the appliance. For proper ventilation of the appliance, you must leave:

-a space of at least 10 cm between the top part and any cabinets above it;

-a space of at least 5 cm between the sides of the appliance and any adjacent cabinets/walls.

Away from Heat

Avoid positioning the appliance in a place where it is directly exposed to sunlight or near an oven, cook top or the like.


The appliance must be level. If the floor is not level, the adjustable foot located in front can be used to level the appliance.

Electrical Connection and Earthing

Before proceeding with the electrical connection, make sure that the voltage indicated on the rating plate, located at the bottom left near the vegetable crisper, corresponds to the mains voltage in your home and that the socket is fitted with a standard earthing wire in accordance with safety standards for 46/90 systems. If the socket is not fitted with an earthing wire, the manufacturer will not be held liability for any damages and or injuries arising out of the use of the appliance. Do not use multiple sockets or adapters.

Insufficient power?

The electrical socket must be able to handle the maximum power load of the appliance, which is indicated on the rating plate located at the bottom left next to the vegetable crisper.

Before making the electrical connection ...

After the appliance has been delivered, place it in the vertical upright position and wait at least 3 hours before inserting the plug into the socket in order to ensure that it functions properly.



Electrical connection

Your appliance is now supplied with a 13 amp fused plug that can be plugged into a 13 amp socket for immediate use. Before using the appliance please read the instructions below.


Replacing the fuse:

When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA approved fuse to BS 1362 should always be used, and the fuse cover refitted. If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a replacement is obtained.

Replacement fuse covers:

If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug. Replacements can be obtained directly from your nearest Service Depot.

Removing the plug:

If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug and you should wish to remove it to add a cable extension or to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units etc., please ensure that either:

-the plug is replaced by a fused 13 amp re-wireable plug bearing the BSI mark of approval


-the mains cable is wired directly into a 13 amp cable outlet, controlled by a switch, (in compliance with BS 5733) which is accessible without moving the appliance.

Disposing of the plug:

Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself, you make the pins unusable so that it cannot be accidentally inserted into a socket. Instructions for connecting cable to an alternative plug:

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

Green & Yellow

- Earth


- Neutral


- Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

Connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal marked “E” or or coloured Green or Green & Yellow.

Connect Brown wire to terminal marked “L” or coloured Red. Connect Blue wire to terminal marked “N” or coloured Black.

If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be fitted with a 13 amp fuse. A 15 amp plug must be protected by a 15 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at the distribution board. If you are in any doubt about the electrical supply to your machine, consult a qualified electrician before use.

How to connect an alternative plug:

The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with

the following code:









“LIVE” (“L”)


“EARTH” (“E”)


















13 ampere fuse



















Disposing of the appliance:

When disposing of the appliance please remove the plug by cutting the mains cable as close as possible to the plug body and dispose of it as described above.



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