Kuppersbusch USA IKE339-1 User Manual


User manual





Safety information


Care and Cleaning


Control panel


What to do if…


First use




Daily use


Technical data


Helpful hints and tips


Environmental concerns


Subject to change without notice

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

Caution! Keep ventilation openings 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

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.

Warning! Any electrical component (power cord, plug, compressor) must be replaced by a certified service agent or qualified service personnel.

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.

1)If the lamp cover is foreseen

2)If the lamp is foreseen

3)If the appliance is Frost Free

4)If a water connection is foreseen


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.

Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the drain. If the drain is blocked, water will collect in the bottom of the appliance.


Important! 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.

Control panel





1Fridge Pilot light

2Fridge ON/OFF switch

3Fridge temperature regulator, + button

4Fridge temperature indicator

5Fridge temperature regulator, - button

6Supercool indicator

7Supercool button

Switching on the fridge

1.Insert the plug into the mains socket.

2.Press ON/OFF switch .

3.The Pilot Light will light up.

Switching off the fridge

1.Keep ON/OFF switch pressed for more than 5 seconds.

2.After that, a countdown of the temperature from -3 -2 -1 will be shown. When “1” appears the fridge is turned off. The temperature indicator switches off. The Pilot light switches off.

Temperature setting buttons

The temperature is adjusted using the temperature setting buttons. These buttons are connected to the temperature indicator.

The temperature indicator is switched over from the indicator of the ACTUAL temperature (Temperature indicator is illuminated) to the indicator of the DESIRED temperature (Temperature indicator flashes) by pressing one of the Temperature setting buttons.

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Each time one of the two buttons is pressed again the DESIRED temperature is adjusted by 1°C. The DESIRED temperature must be reached within 24 hours.

If neither button is pressed, the temperature indicator automatically switches back after a short period (approx. 5 sec.) to the indicator of the ACTUAL temperature.

DESIRED temperature means:

The temperature that has been selected for inside the fridge. The DESIRED temperature is indicated by flashing numbers.

ACTUAL temperature means:

The temperature indicator shows the current temperature inside the fridge. The ACTUAL temperature is indicated with illuminated numbers.

Temperature indicator

The temperature indicator shows several information:

During normal operation, the temperature currently present in the fridge (ACTUAL temperature) is displayed.

When the temperature is being adjusted a flashing display indicates the fridge temperature currently set (DESIRED tempera-


When changing the temperature setting wait about 24 hours until the temperature display has stabilised.

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