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Tecnolec TC145W-U Instruction Manual

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Category: Freezer
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Note: Compartment design may change due to product improvement, 

No prior notice will

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This booklet contains the information you will require to install and operate your new 



It is important and worthwhile spending time to fully read this booklet so you will 

understand how to operate the appliance safely and efficiently. 


Please keep this booklet in a safe place so that you can refer to it when required. 


For your safety please read the following information. 


Warning: This appliance must be earthed. 


The appliance must be connected to a 240 volts 50 cycle AC supply by means of a three 

pin socket, suitably earthed and should be protected by a 13 amp fuse in the plug. 

The appliance is supplied with a standard 13 amp 3-pin plug fitted with a 13-amp fuse. 

Should the fuse require replacement, it must be replaced with a fuse rated at 13 amp and 

approved to BS1362. 

If the mains plug is unsuitable for the socket outlet in your home or is removed for any 

other reason, then the cut off plug should be disposed of safely, do not insert the cut off 

plug into a mains outlet to prevent the hazard of electric shock. Remove the fuse before 


There is a danger of electric shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13-amp socket 



How to wire a 13 amp plug: 



The wires in the mains lead on this appliance are colored in accordance with the following 


Green and Yellow - Earth 

Blue – Neutral 

Brown – Live 


As the colours may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in your plug 

proceed as follows. 

The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked 
with the letter E or with the earth symbol   or colored green and yellow. 

The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked N. 

The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked L. 

You must make sure the mains cord is firmly secured under the cord clamp. 


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Check that the voltage marked on the rating plate matches that of your local supply.  
Failure to use the correct voltage will render the guarantee VOID and may cause damage to 
the appliance. 
The manufacturer accepts NO responsibility for using any other voltage than that marked on 
the rating plate. 
This appliance is intended for domestic use only; any other use may invalidate the warranty 
and might be dangerous. 
This appliance is intended for indoor use only, do not use or store outdoors. This appliance 
shall not be exposed to rain. 
The mains plug shall be the main disconnect device and shall remain operable at all times. 
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of a tripping hazard. 
To disconnect from the mains completely, turn the appliance OFF, then remove the plug from 
wall outlet.  
Do not immerse the appliance, its lead or plug in water or any other liquid. 
Remove all food and unplug from the supply when not in use and before cleaning the 
If the mains lead becomes damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service 
agent or similarly qualified person with a specially prepared lead of the same type and rating 
to avoid a hazard. 
Do not operate the appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions 
or has been damaged in any way.  
Do not let cord hang over edge of the surface, or touch hot surfaces. 
Do not place the appliance on or near hot surfaces, or in direct sunlight. 
Children must be supervised to make sure they do not swing on the door. 
Accessible surfaces may get hot when in use, use handles and knobs at all times. 
Always attach a plug to the appliance, and then plug it into the wall outlet and switch on.  
If you are discarding an old appliance with a lock or catch fitted to the door, ensure that it is 
left in a disabled condition to avoid the entrapment of young children when playing. 
As old refrigeration appliances may contain CFC’s which will damage the ozone layer, when 
disposing of any refrigeration appliance please contact your local waste disposal department 
for advice on the correct method of disposal. 
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 on or near the appliance. 


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This appliance is for refrigerating food only. 


The refrigerating gas contained in the circuit of this appliance is Isobutane (R600a); it causes 
a low level of pollution but is inflammable. 


Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance. 

Do not damage the refrigerant circuit. 
Do not use sharp or pointed objects such as knives to remove ice when defrosting. 
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, 
other than those recommended by the manufacturer. 
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the 
appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer. 
If the appliance is installed in a carpeted area, do not let the carpet block the 
ventilation holes in the base of the unit, adjust the levelling feet after a few hours to 
compensate for carpet movement. 
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or the built in structure clear of 

Position the appliance and allow to stand for two to three hours before it is turned on 
for the first time to allow the system to settle. Do not position next to any heat source 
e.g. cooker, boiler or in direct sunlight etc. 
A clearance of 10 cm must be left between the sides of the appliance and any adjacent 
cabinets or walls to allow for adequate air circulation. The appliance is not designed for 
recessed installation (“building in”). 
Install on a good firm level surface, and any unevenness of the floor should be 
corrected prior to installation, slight unevenness can be overcome by adjusting the 
front feet. 
Do not keep your appliance in a room where the temperature is likely to fall below 16 
degrees C (61 degrees F) at night and/or especially in winter, as it is designed to 
operate in ambient temperatures between +16 and +32 degrees C (61 and 90 degrees 
F). At lower temperatures the appliance may not operate, resulting in a reduction in 
the storage life of the food. 
Do not place the appliance near cookers or radiators or in direct sunlight, as this will cause 
extra strain on the appliance’s functions. 
If installed next to a source of heat such as a fridge, maintain the following minimum 
Choose a well-ventilated location with no less than 10cm clearance around the refrigerator. 
Place the refrigerator in a location with a firm base in order to prevent vibration and excessive 
Level the refrigerator by adjusting the two front feet.



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Instructions for use 

Remove all packing materials and check for damage, if the appliance is damaged, do 
not use the appliance, contact the store where you purchased the appliance. Wash 
the interior of the appliance using lukewarm water containing a little bicarbonate of 
soda in the proportion of 1 teaspoon to 1.2 litres (2 pints) of water. Do not use 
detergents or soaps as they may taint the food. After cleaning, dry all parts 

Temperature Control 

The refrigerator is designed to maintain an internal storage temperature in the 
refrigerator compartment between 0


 to + 




To enable adjustment of the temperature in the appliance it is fitted with an 
adjustable thermostat located in the fridge compartment, which can be adjusted from 
setting 1(warmest) to 7 (coldest). For normal working temperature it is recommended 
to adjust the thermostat control to the 


position, after a few hours readjust the 

thermostat to the desired temperature. There is also an off position “0”. Which 
turns the refrigerator off. Note this dose not disconnect the appliance from the mains 
supply. To do this you must remove the mains plug from the wall outlet. 

To obtain a lower internal temperature turn the thermostat temperature control 
clockwise to a higher number. To obtain a higher internal temperature turn the 
thermostat control anticlockwise to a lower number. The internal temperature and 
temperature control setting is dependent on a number of factors: 

1.  Varying ambient temperatures. 
2.  The number of times the appliance door is opened and how long the door remain 


3.  The amount and temperature of the food and drink introduced into the appliance. 
4.  The weather conditions and time of year e.g. summer/winter. 
5.  The positioning of the appliance and an adequate air circulation to the sides and 

back of the cabinet. 

Never place hot or warm foods into the refrigerator or leave the doors open for longer 
than necessary as this will raise the temperature and cause excessive amounts of 
moisture thus increasing the amount of ice in the refrigerator compartment. 

The Internal Light 

The internal light will automatically switch ON and OFF whenever the refrigerator 
door is opened or closed. To change the light bulb, see the section on changing the 
light bulb. 



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Storage of fresh food in the refrigerator 

Food should always be covered tightly with foil, plastic film, placed in bags or 
stored in airtight containers. This will prevent food from dehydrating and prevent 
the strong smell of some foods transferring to milder ones. 
To store raw meat wrap in polythene bags or airtight containers and place on 
the lowest shelf. 
Do not allow raw meat to come into contact with cooked foods. For safety, only 
store raw meat for two or three days. Fruit and vegetables should be thoroughly 
cleaned and placed in the crisper drawer. 
Milk and other liquids should be sealed with lids and placed in the bottle shelf 
on the door. 

Store frozen food 

When using the freezer for the first time or after defrosting, turn the thermostat 
temperature control to setting 7 for at least two hours before introducing the 
food to be stored, then adjust to your preferred setting. 
All frozen food products you purchase should be placed in the freezer as soon 
as possible to avoid the frozen food from defrosting. 
Storage recommendations printed on the packaging of frozen food by the 
manufactures should always be followed. 

Freezing fresh food (Freezer) 

Ensure that your freezing operations are carried out under the most hygienic 
conditions, as freezing alone does not sterilise the food. Never put hot or even 
warm foodstuffs into the freezer. Prior to storing the food, pack it in plastic bags, 
aluminum foil or freezer containers and place into the freezer without putting 
them in contact with food that has already been frozen.                                   
See the technical data sheet at the rear of this booklet for the maximum 
permissible amount in kilograms of fresh food that can be frozen in any 24-hour 
period with a room temperature of 25

. Never freeze more than the maximum 

permissible for a given 24 hours period. 

Making ice cubes (ice tray not supplied) 

Pour water into the ice cube tray until it is two thirds full and place into the 
freezer. Ice cubes will form in approximately 2 to 3 hours. The ice cubes can be 
easily removed by twisting the ice cube tray or running under cold water for a 
short time. 

Refrigerator defrost process 

The refrigerator defrosting process is carried out automatically every time the 
compressor stops. 
The defrost water drains from the cabinet into a tray placed on the top of the 
compressor to the rear of the unit where it evaporates. 



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Freezer defrost process 

Small amounts of frost will accumulate inside the freezer depending upon the 
length of time during which the door is left open or the amount of moisture 
It is essential to ensure that no frost or ice is allowed to form at places where it 
will affect the close fitting of the door seal. This might allow air to penetrate the 
cabinet, thus encouraging continuous running of the compressor.  
Thin frost formation is quite soft and can be removed with a brush or plastic 
scraper. Do not use metal or sharp scrapers, mechanical devices or other 
means to accelerate the defrosting process. Remove all dislodged frost from the 
cabinet floor. 
For the removal of thin frost it is not necessary to switch off the appliance.  
For the removal of heavy ice deposits disconnect the appliance from the mains 
supply and empty the contents into cardboard boxes and wrap in thick blankets 
or layers of paper to keep them cold. Defrosting will be most effective if carried 
out when the freezer is empty, and it should be carried out as quickly as 
An increase in temperature of frozen food packages during defrosting will 
shorten the storage life. Provided that the contents are well wrapped and placed 
in a cool area, they should keep for several hours. 
Examine the contents when replacing them in the freezer and if some of the 
packages have thawed out it should be eaten within 24hours or be cooked and 
After defrosting has finished clean the inside with a solution of warm water with 
a little bicarbonate of soda and then dry thoroughly. Wash all removable parts in 
the same way and reassemble.  
Reconnect the appliance to the mains supply and leave for 2 to 3 hours on 
setting number 7 before introducing the food back into the freezer and setting 
the thermostat to your normal setting. 

Cleaning and maintenance 

Before any cleaning or maintenance is carried out you must disconnect the 
appliance from the mains supply by removing the plug, never remove the plug 
by pulling on the mains cord. Remove the plug by pulling on the plug itself. 
It is recommended that when cleaning the appliance, both the inside and 
outside, can be cleaned using warm water and a little bicarbonate of soda. Use 
1 teaspoon to 1.2 litres of water. 
If the appliance is not to be used for a long period of time then it is 
recommended to remove all the food stuff, clean the inside of the appliance and 
leave the door open to allow the air to circulate thus avoiding unpleasant odors. 


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Changing the light bulb 



 Light bulbs are not covered by the warranty. 

Turn the thermostat to the off position (0) 
and disconnect from the mains. Push the clip at the base of light to the rear to 
release the lamp cover. The Lamp is located in the back of the thermostat 
housing, unscrew the lamp in an anti-clockwise direction until the lamp comes 
out of the lamp fitting. Screw a new 10 Watt (E14 Base) lamp into the lamp 
fitting in a clockwise direction until tight. Replace the lamp cover back into 
position and click back into place. Set the thermostat to your preferred setting 
and close the door. 


Power Failure 

If there is a power failure for a short time less than 12 hrs keep the door closed 
Frozen food should not be affected if the failure lasts for less than 12 hrs. 
Extra protection can be given by covering the appliance with two or three thick 
If a long power failure is anticipated, try to get the foodstuff into another 
appliance or cold store, if possible. 
If the power cut is longer than 12 hrs then check the content of the freezer. 
If the food has defrosted, cook and refreeze the food or it should be eaten 
Never refreeze food that has been defrosted. 

If the appliance is not operating correctly: 

Please check the following points. 
Is there a power failure? (Check by turning on a house light) 
Has the fuse blown or has the circuit breaker tripped? 
Has the door been closed correctly? 
Check the thermostat has been set correctly. 
Check the mains plug is seated in the wall socket correctly and the socket 
switch is on. 
Check the power outlet is working, Try another appliance. 
Is the room temperature too cold or too hot? ( working temperature range 16


to 32





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Reversing The Doors 

Before you reverse the refrigerator doors, you should ensure the refrigerator is unplugged 
and empty and have someone to help you. During the process screwdriver and adjustable 
spanner will be used. 







Remove the four retaining screws 
on the rear and top of the top 
cover, then remove the top cover. 

Remove the retaining screws and 
the upper hinge, then remove the 
upper door and put it in a safe place. 

While supporting the lower door, 
remove the middle hinge by 
removing the two screws. 

Remove the lower door from the 
lower hinge pin. Tilt the cabinet 
backwards and rest it on a firm 

Remove the lower hinge by 
removing the right adjustable foot 
and screws. Remove the left 
adjustable foot and re-fit it on the 
right side. 

Remove the lower hinge pin using a 
spanner. Turn the hinge over and 
replace it in the same hole. Replace 
the lower hinge and adjustable foot on 
the left side and then stand the 
refrigerator upright. 


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Remove and re-fit the blanking plugs on 
the middle steel plate from left side to right 
side. Remove the door hinge cap in the top 
of the lower door and insert it on the 
opposite side of the door. 

Replace the middle hinge while 
refitting the lower door, to assist 
final adjustment, do not fully 
tighten the hinge screws. 

Unscrew the hinge pin from the 
upper hinge using the spanner. 
Turn the hinge over and replace 
it in the same slot. (Reversed) 


Re-fit the upper hinge while refitting 
the upper door. Do not fully tighten 
the screws. 

Check that doors are aligned horizontally 
and vertically and that all seals are closed 
on the cabinet before finally tighten the 
hinges. Re-fit the plastic inset of the top 
cover from left side to right side before 
refitting the top cover. Re-adjust the leveling 
feet, if necessary. 


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Wipe the inner and outer surface of the refrigerator and its accessories with a wet cloth. 

If they are too dirty, scrub them with a mild detergent, and then clean them with 

water and dry them with clean cloth. After this, a small quantity of glass wax is 

recommended to polish the refrigerator surface with a flannelette. 

Once a month clean the condenser circuit and compressor with a stiff brush to remove 

dust and deposits that may adversely affect the performance of the appliance. 


1.  When the refrigerator does not work 

Check if there is a power failure. 

Check if the power plug is plugged into the power outlet. 

Check that the fuse has not blown. 

2.  When the refrigerator is cooling excessively 

The temperature control dial may be set too high. 

If you place foodstuffs containing a lot of moisture directly under the cool air 

outlets, they will freeze easily. This does not indicate a malfunction. 

3.  When the refrigerator is not cooling sufficiently 

The food may be packed too tightly together which will block the flow of cool air. 

You may have put something hot or a lot of foodstuffs into the refrigerator. 

The door may not have been closed properly. 

The door gaskets may be damaged. 

The refrigerator may not be ventilated. 

There may be insufficient clearance between the refrigerator and the surfaces 

immediately both sides and above. 

The temperature control dial may not be set properly. 

4.  When condensation form on the outside of the refrigerator. 

Condensation may form on the outside when the humidity is high such as during a 

wet season. This is the same result as the condensation formed when chilled water 

is poured into a glass. If does not, therefore, indicate a failure, wipe dry with a dry 


5.  When you hear a sound like water flowing. 

A sound like water flowing is the refrigerant flowing. It does not indicate a 


6.  When the cabinet’s side/rear panel heats up 

The side panel of the cabinet will heat up when the door is opened or closed 

frequently, when starting the unit and when the unit operates in summer with high 

ambient outside temperature, in such case, do not touch the panel, it results from 

the dissipation of the heat from inside the cabinet, and it does not mean the 

something is wrong with the refrigerator. 








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Before calling for service

Please check the following points:

1. The refrigerator is not working

Check the plug is inserted correctly into the wall socket

Check there is power to the wall socket by plugging in another appliance, if the other

appliance works, check the fuse in the appliance plug.

2. The refrigerator is noisy when running

Check the appliance is level and is not in contact with another appliance or kitchen


3. The refrigerator does not cool sufficiently.

If the door has been opened too often, or it has been left open for a while it will take

time for the appliance to reach its set temperature.

Check the air flow around the refrigerator has not been reduced due to insufficient


NOTE: The following characteristics should not be looked upon as a problem.
A gentle trickling sound caused by coolant flowing through the pipe.
Compressor operating at high temperature.

Prolonged off periods

If the refrigerator is not in use for a long period of time, proceed as follows:

Disconnect the refrigerator from the main supply by removing the plug from the


Clean and dry the inside as instructed under the heading of cleaning the appliance.

Leave the door open to prevent any unpleasant smells from building up while the

appliance is not in use.

If there is a power failure for a short time keep the door closed check the contents of

the refrigerator every so often.



1.Make sure that the appliance is not near a heat source. 
2.Place the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated and no direct sunlight place. 
3.It is always a good practice to pack, wrap and cover the food before storing. 
4.Food and beverages shall cool to room temperature before storing. 
5.Keep space between the food when load food into the appliance to allow 
circulation of air. 
6.Long time or frequent door openings can cause internal temperature rise so 
the door shall be closed as soon as possible after use. 
7.Keep the appliance door gasket sealing well and the appliance ventilation 
openings(if any) free. 
8.Do not leave frozen food at room temperature to thaw. You could defrost the 
food by putting it in the fridge to thaw slowly. Make sure you avoid defrosting 
food or food juices drip onto other food. 


. The pre-set combination of drawers, baskets and shelves has already been 

set in the most efficient use of this product.

9.If frost layer became too thick, it would affect the refrigeration effect. When 

the thickness of the frost layer is more than 3mm, the appliance must be 

defrosted in time. 


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Do's and Don'ts 

keep raw meat and poultry below cooked food and dairy products. 


Leave lettuce, cabbage, parsley and cauliflower on the stem. 


Wrap cheese firstly in greaseproof paper and then in a polythene bag, excluding As 

much air as possible. For best results, take out of the fridge compartment an hour before 



Wrap raw meat and poultry loosely in polythene or aluminium foil. This prevents  



Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags. 


Wrap food with a strong odour or which may dry out, in polythene bags, or aluminium 

foil or place in airtight container. 


Wrap bread well to keep it fresh. 


Chill white wines, beer, larger and mineral water before serving. 


Check contents of the low temp compartment every so often. 


Keep food for as short a time as possible and adhere to "Best before" and "Use by" 

etc. dates. 


Store commercially prepared food in accordance with the instructions given on the 



Always choose high quality fresh food and be sure it is thoroughly clean before 

Storing it. 


Wrap all food in aluminium foil or food quality polythene bags and make sure any 

air is excluded. 


Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure clear of obstruction. 


-ensure that frozen food does not rise in temperature while defrosting, a rise in 

temperature during defrosting may shorten the storage life of your food. 



Cover the shelves with any protective materials which may obstruct air circulation. 


Store poisonous or any dangerous substances in your fridge. It has been designed 

for the storage of edible foodstuffs only. 


Consume food which has been refrigerated for an excessive length of time. 


Store cooked and fresh food together in the same container. They should be 

packaged and stored separately. 


Let defrosting food or food juices drip onto already stored food. 


leave the door open for long periods, as this will make the appliance more costly 

to run and cause excessive ice formation. 


Use sharp edged objects such as knives or forks to remove the ice. 


Use hairdryers, or electrical appliances for defrosting only use item recommended 

by the manufacturer. 


put hot food into the appliance. Let it cool down first. 


put liquid-filled bottles or sealed cans containing carbonated liquids into the freezer 

section, as they may burst. 


Give children ice cream and water ices direct from the freezer section. The low 

temperature may cause 'freezer burns' on the lips. 


Try to keep frozen food which has thawed; it should be eaten within 24 hours or 

cooked and refrozen. 


Damage the refrigerant circuit at any time.




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Technical data 


Brand Tecnolec 

Appliance type                                           Fridge-Freezer Type  

Star rating 


Total gross volume 


Total storage volume 


Freezer storage volume                             53L 

Freezing capacity                                       2.0kg/24h 

Maximum rated wattage of lamp                10W


Rated power input 


Rated current 


Climate Class + Ambient Range 

N (+16

 to +32

Energy class (1) 

Energy consumption (kWh/year) (2) 


Supply voltage  

220-240V~, 50Hz 

Noise [dB(A) re 1pW] 


Refrigerant/Amount R600a/39g 

Product dimensions(W




H) 480





Insulation blowing gas 


Net weight                                                 40kg 

(1) Energy class: A…..G (A=economical…G=less economical) 

(2) The real energy consumption depends on using conditions and appliance 





















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