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Frost Free

Fridge Freezer



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Note : Compartment design may change due to product improvement, No prior notice will 
            be given.

1.Temperature control knob

5.Freezer drawer A

2.Lamp switch

7.Ice-making case

9.Egg tray

11.Can rack


12.Bottle rack

8.Adjustable feet

The sample cutline is representation of this series of  refrigerator, which have similar 
structure and different capacity . 

3.Refrigerator  shelf












6.Freezer drawer B

10.Egg rack


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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 


ender the guarantee VOID and may cause damage to 

the appliance. 

The manufacturer accepts NO responsibility for  using any other voltage than that marked 



the rating plate. 


This appliance is intended for domestic use only;  any other use may i


alidate the warranty  

and might be dangerous. 


This appliance is intended for indoor use only,  do not use or store outdoors. This applianc



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 supp


 when not in use and before cleaning the




If the mains lead 


damaged,  it must be replaced by 


 manufacturer, its service 

agent or similarly qualified pers


 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 ap


liances may contain CFC’s which will damage the ozone layer, when 

disposing of any refrigeration  appliance please contact your lo


al waste disposal department 

for advice on the correct method of disposal. 


This appliance is not intended for use by pers


(including children)  with reduced physical, 

sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of ex


erience and knowledge, unless they have been  

given supervision or instruction concerning us


 of the appliance by a 


erson responsible for  

their safety. 

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play 


 the appliance. 


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This appliance is for refrigerating food 

and making ice cubes



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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Temperature Control

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



to +



Instructions for use

Remove all packing materials and wash the interior of the appliance using lukewarm
water containing a little bicarbonate of soda in the proportion of 1 teaspoon to 1.2 liters
(2 pints) of water. Do not use detergents or soaps as they may taint the food. After
cleaning, dry all parts thoroughly.

Never place hot or warm foods into the cabinet 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 / freezer 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, please see the chapter on changing the light

To obtain a lower internal temperature turn the thermostat temperature control to a
higher number. To obtain a higher internal temperature turn the thermostat control
to a lower number. However, 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 doors are opened and how long the doors 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.

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 midway position, after a few hours readjust the thermostat 
to the desired  temperature.  There is also an off   position   0   .  Which  turns  OFF  the
refrigerator  and  freezer  compartments.  Please  Note  this  dose  not  disconnect  the
appliance from the mains supply.  To  do this you must remove the mains plug from the




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Making ice cubes

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 cube can be easily removed by
twisting the ice cube tray or running under cold water for a short time.

Freezing fresh food (Freezer)

Ensure that your freezing operations are carried out under the most hygienic conditions,
as freezing alone does not sterilize 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 25C Never freeze more than the maximum

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.

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 vegetable/ salad bin.
Milk and other liquids should be sealed with lids and placed in the bottle shelf on the


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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 more than 12 hrs.
Extra protection can be given by covering the appliance with two or three thick blankets.
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 immediately.
Never refreeze food that as been defrosted.

Disconnect the appliance from the mains supply.
Pull the lamp cover forwards, to gain accesses to the lamp holder. Unscrew the light
bulb in an anti clockwise direction from the holder.
Replace the bulb with one of the correct type and size (10 watt SES E14 base).
Replace the cover by Pushing the cover Backwards along the grooves.
Reconnect the appliance to the mains supply.

Changing the light bulb

Light bulbs are not covered by the warranty

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.

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.

Warning: The refrigerating system must not be damaged at any time.

This Freezer is frost-free and does not need defrosting.

Freezer defrost process

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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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


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

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 refrigerant flowing through the pipe. 
Compressor operating at high temperature. 

Reversing the doors 

The doors are unable to be reversed on this model. 

Energy saving tips 

1. The refrigerator should be located in the coolest area of the room, away from heat 
producing appliances, and out of the direct sunlight. 
2. Keep some distance (suggest

10cm) from the back & two sides of the outside 

condenser to the wall, to make sure it is well ventilated. 
3.  Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. 
4. Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry before placing them in the 
refrigerator. This cuts down on frost build-up inside the refrigerator. 
5.  Organize and label food to reduce door openings and extended searches. 
6.  Remove as many items as needed at one time, and close the door as soon as possible. 
7.  Keep the appliance door gaskets sealing well. 


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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.


Never  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

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   est 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.


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Technical data

Appliance Type
Star Rating
Frequency ( Hz )
Light Power (Watts)
Net Freezer Volume
Net Refrigerator Volume
Freezing Capacity (kg/24h)
Rated Voltage ( V )
Climate Class +Ambient Range
Gross Weight (Kg)
Energy Consumption (kWh/24h)
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Rated Current (A)
Defrost Power
Product Dimensions (W x D x H)
Insulation Blowing Gas



50 Hz













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As such we urge you to follow the correct disposal procedure for your
product and packaging materials. This will help conserve natural
recourses and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects
health and the environment.


As a responsible retailer we care about the environment. 

You must dispose of this product and its packaging according to local
laws and regulations.

Because this product contains electronic components, the product and its accessories
must be disposed of separately from household waste when the product reaches its end of

Contact your local authority to learn about disposal and recycling.

The product should be taken to your local collection point for recycling. Some collection
points accept products free of charge.

If something doesn't seem to work

If there is something about your appliance which you do not understand and you live in the
UK, you can phone our help line during normal office hours on: 0844 8009595

Calls are charged at standard rates.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by minor inconsistencies in these instructions,
which may occur as a result of product improvement and development.

Kesa Electricals UK, HU1 3AU 




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