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48c

m Under Counter

 Freezer

 

 

MODEL: 

TZ80WA-U

 

 

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

 

 


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             Description of the Appliance

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

  

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

be given.  

 

 

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Freezer Drawers

Adjustable Feet

 

Control Unit

Door

 


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THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THIS TECNOLEC PRODUCT 

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

appliance. 

 

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. 

 

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (UK ONLY) 

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 

disposal. 

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

outlet. 

 

How to wire a 13 amp plug: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important 

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

code: 

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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REFRIGERATOR SAFETY INFORMATION

 

 

Check that the voltage marked on the rating plate matches that of your local supply.  

Failure to use the correct voltage will 

r

ender 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 i

nv

alidate the warranty  

and might be dangerous. 

 

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

e

 

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

ly

 when not in use and before cleaning the

 

appliance. 

 

If the mains lead 

becomes 

damaged,  it must be replaced by 

the

 manufacturer, its service 

agent or similarly qualified pers

on

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

disposing of any refrigeration  appliance please contact your lo

c

al waste disposal department 

for advice on the correct method of disposal. 

 

This appliance is not intended for use by pers

ons

(including children)  with reduced physical, 

sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of ex

p

erience and knowledge, unless they have been  

given supervision or instruction concerning us

e

 of the appliance by a 

p

erson responsible for  

their safety. 

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play 

with

 the appliance. 

 


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This appliance is for refrigerating food 

and making ice cubes

 

REFRIGERANT 

The refrigerating gas contained in the circuit of this appliance is Isobutane (R600a); it causes 

a low level of pollution but is inflammable. 

 

CAUTION

Extreme caution must be used when moving the appliance. 

 

WARNINGS: 

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 

obstructions. 

 

Installation 

 

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 

clearances. 

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 

noise. 

Level the refrigerator by adjusting the two front feet.

 

 


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CAUTION: 

DO NOT SITE THIS PRODUCT IN EXCESSIVELY COLD OR HUMID AREAS, SUCH  

AS OUTBUILDINGS, GARAGES OR CELLARS. 

IF THE PRODUCT HAS BEEN STORED OR DELIVERED IN A NON-VERTICAL 

ORIENTATION, WAIT 24 HOURS BEFORE PLUGGING IN AND SWITCHING ON,   

TO GIVE THE REFRIGERANT TIME TO SETTLE. 

DO NOT STORE FOOD IN THE FREEZER UNTIL IT HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR AT 

LEAST 24 HOURS.

 

 

Your freezer is suitable for the long-term storage of commercially frozen foods and can be 

used to freeze and store fresh food. 

If there is a power failure, do not open the door. Frozen food should not be affected if the  

failure last for less than 12 hrs. If the failure is longer, then the food should be checked and

either eaten immediately or cooked and then re-frozen. 

 

NOISES INSIDE THE FREEZER 

If you have not owned a freezer before, you may notice that it makes some rather unusual 

noises. Most of these are perfectly normal, but you should be aware of them! 

 

GURGLING, WHOOSHING 

These noises are caused by circulation of refrigerant in the cooling system. It has become

more pronounced since the introduction of CFC free gases. This is not a fault and will not 

affect the performance of your freezer. 

 

HUMMING, PURRING OR PULSATING 

This is the compressor motor working, as it pumps the refrigerant around the system. 

 

SHOPPING FOR FROZEN FOODS 

Your Freezer is a 4 star product. When you are buying frozen food, look at the Storage  

Guidelines on the packaging.  You will be able to store each item of frozen food for the  

period shown against the 4 star rating. 

This is usually the period stated as ‘Best Before’, on the front of the packaging. 

 

CHECK THE FREEZER TEMPERATURE 

Check the temperature of the frozen food cabinet in the shop where you buy your frozen

foods. It should show a temperature lower than -18°C. 

 

CHOOSE PACKS CAREFULLY 

Take a quick look at the frozen food package and make sure it is in perfect condition. 

 

PURCHASE FROZEN FOOD LAST 

Always buy frozen products last on your visit to the supermarket and store them as soon 

as you get home. 

 

KEEP FROZEN FOODS TOGETHER 

When you are going around the supermarket and when you are travelling home, if you 

keep all the frozen foods together they will help to keep each other cold. 

 

STORE FOOD STRAIGHT AWAY 

Don’t buy frozen food unless you can freeze it straight away. Special insulated bags can 

be bought from most supermarkets and hardware shops. 

These keep frozen food colder for longer. 

 

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USING THE APPLIANCE 

 

This appliance is designed to operate in ambient temperatures (surrounding air temperature) 
between 16

 and 32

 

 
If these temperatures are exceeded i.e. colder or warmer, the appliance will not operate 
correctly. Should the ambient temperatures be exceeded for long periods, the temperature 
in the freezer section will rise above -18

 and food spoilage may occur. 

 

Before Use 

Remove all securing tapes and foam under the condenser at the back of the cabinet. 
Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little bicarbonate of soda added 
(5ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry the 
appliance thoroughly. 
 

Thermostat Control 

The thermostat control situated in the control panel regulates the temperature of the 
freezer compartment. 
 

Position MIN -Cold 
Position NORMAL-Colder. Normally setting at 
this position  
Position MAX - Coldest 
Position SUPER -To fast freeze fresh food 

 
The temperature will be affected by: 

z

 Room 

temperature 

z

  How often the door is opened 

z

  How much food is stored 

z

  Position of the appliance 

In determining the correct temperature control setting, all these factors have to be 
considered and some experimentation may be necessary 

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Storing Frozen Food 

When using the freezer for the first time or after defrosting, turn the thermostat 
temperature control to position “SUPER” 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 manufacturers 
should always be followed. 

 


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FREEZING FRESH FOOD 

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. 

Set the temperature control to "Super" 24 hours before introducing the fresh food. 
The compressor will work continuously whilst on the “Super” setting. 
Return the temperature setting to normal after a further 24 hours. 
It is not necessary to use this setting when introducing ready frozen food.

 

 

MAKING ICE CUBES 

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

TO THAW FROZEN FOODS

 

1. 

Cover food loosely. 

2. 

Thaw at room temperature. Don’t forget that thawing in a warm area encourages the 

growth of bacteria. 

3. 

Always make sure there are no ice crystals in the food before cooking, particularly with 

meat. These crystals indicate that the food is not fully thawed. They result in lower 
temperatures when cooking. Lower cooking temperatures may not destroy bacteria. 

4. 

Cook food as soon as possible after thawing. 

5. 

Drain off and throw away any liquid lost during thawing. 

 

THAWING FROZEN VEGETABLES 

For some foods, thawing before cooking is unnecessary. Vegetables and pasta can be 
added directly to boiling water or steam cooked. Frozen sauces and soups can be put into 
a saucepan and heated gently until thawed. 
 

OVEN THAWING FROZEN FOODS 

Many microwaves and ovens have thaw settings. To avoid bacterial build up, only use 
these if you intend to cook the food immediately afterwards. 
 

SAFETY TIPS 

Never re-freeze anything that has thawed out unless you cook it again, to kill off harmful 
bacteria. Never re-freeze thawed shellfish. 
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. 
Set the temperature control to "Super" 24 hours before introducing the fresh food. The 
compressor will work continuously whilst on the “Super” setting. 
Return the temperature setting to normal after a further 24 hours. 
It is not necessary to use this setting when introducing ready frozen food. 
 

PROLONGED OFF PERIODS 

If the refrigerator is not in use for a long period of time, proceed as follows: 
Disconnect the refrigerator from the mains supply by removing the plug from the socket. 
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. 

 


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POWER FAILURE 

If there is a power failure for a short time, less than 12 hours, keep the door closed.  

Frozen food should not be affected if the power failure lasts less than 12 hours. 

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 freezer

or cold store. 

If the power cut is longer than 12 hrs, check the content of the freezer 

when power is restored. 

If the food has defrosted, cook and refreeze the food or it should be eaten immediately.  

Never refreeze food that has been defrosted.

 

 

 

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. Grasp 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. 

Do not use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed cleaning products, wax

polishes or cleaning products containing bleach or alcohol as these will damage the 

cosmetic surfaces. 

External Cleaning, wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. 

There are sharp edges on the underside of the product so care should be taken

when cleaning. 

Once a month clean the condenser circuit and compressor at the back of the appliance, 

with a brush or vacuum cleaner, as an accumulation of dust will affect the performance 

of the appliance and Cause excessive electricity consumption. 

 

DEFROSTING THE FREEZER

 

The freezer will need defrosting periodically (when the frost is more than 3mm thick). 

Turn the temperature control to position "MIN" and unplug from the mains socket. 

Grasp the plug itself. Do not remove the plug by pulling on the mains cord. 

Remove all the frozen food and wrap in thick blankets to retain the cold or move it 

to another freezer. 

Leave the freezer door open with a suitable container under the front to catch the 

water as the frost melts. 

When the freezer is fully defrosted, clean the inside (see the section on cleaning 

and maintenance). 

Then close the door and connect to the mains, now set the temperature 

control to your required setting. 

Leave the freezer running for approximately 4 hours before Re-introducing the 

frozen food. 

 

 

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Reversing the door

 

This refrigerator has been built with the door hinges on the right. If you wish to 

change the opening direction, follow the instructions below: 

 

1.  Remove the upper hinge cover (6) first. 

2.  Remove the two screws (1) that hold the upper hinge (5) (right side) to the cabinet. 

Remove the upper hinge (5). 

3.  Lift the door off the lower hinge pin and place it on a padded surface to prevent 

     scratching it. 

4.  Transfer the hole cover plate (7) from the left side to the right side. 

5.  Remove the foot (3) and the two screws (8) that hold the lower hinge (2) 

and then remove the lower hinge (2) with hinge pin (9). 

6.  Remove the left front foot (4) and transfer it to the right side. 

7.  Remove the hinge pin (9) and re-fit it to the other side of the lower hinge (2) (reversed). 

Then re-fit the lower hinge (2) onto the left side of the lower frame with two screws (8). 

8.  Position the door in place making sure the door seats onto the lower hinge (2). 

9.  Align the door in the closed position secure the upper hinge (5) in the top fame on 

left side with two screws (1). Remember, do not tighten the two screws (1) until 

the top of the door is leveled with the top of the cabinet. 

10. Install the upper hinge cover (6) on the upper hinge. 

 

 

FIGURE 1 -  REPRESENTATIVE POSITION OF COMPONENTS PRIOR TO 

DOOR REVERSAL. 

FIGURE 2 - REPRESENTATIVE POSITION OF COMPONENTS AFTER 

DOOR REVERSAL. 

 

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Warning! When changing the way the door opens, the appliance must not be connected 

to 

the mains. 

Remove the plug from the mains before working on the door. 

 


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Troubleshooting 

Before calling for service please check the following points. 

The freezer is not working 

Check the plug is inserted correctly into the wall socket

 and it is switched on

Check there is power to the wall socket by plugging in another appliance, if the other 
appliance works check the fuse in the freezer plug. 

The freezer is noisy when running 

Check the freezer is level and it is not in contact with another appliance or kitchen furniture. 

The freezer 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 freezer to reach its set temperature. 
Check the airflow over the rear of the freezer has not been reduced due to insufficient 
clearance. 

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. 

 

Prolonged idle periods 

If you are going to leave the freezer idle for any period of time, proceed as follows: 
Disconnect the freezer from the mains supply by removing the plug from the wall socket. 
Clean and dry the inside as instructed under the heading of cleaning the freezer. 
Leave the door open to prevent any unpleasant smells from building up while the freezer 
is not in use. 

 

Maintenance 

Moving your Freezer 

Hold the freezer around its sides or base when moving it. Under no circumstance should 
it be lifted with the edges of the top surface. 

Location 

Do not locate your Freezer near a heat source, EG cooker, boiler or radiator. Also avoid 
direct sunlight in lean-to’s or sun lounges. 

Leveling the Freezer 

Make sure the Freezer is level. Use the rotating leveling feet at the front. If the Freezer is 
not level, the doors and magnetic seal alignments will be affected. 

Servicing 

Repairs and maintenance of the appliance, should only be performed by a qualified 
service agent. 

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Tips for Saving Energy 

 

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 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.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. 
9. The pre-set combination of drawers, baskets and shelves has already been set in the 
most efficient use of this product.

 

 

 


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Do's and Don'ts 
 
Do- 

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

Do- 

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 

eating. 

Do- 

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

drying. 

Do- 

Wrap fish and offal in polythene bags. 

Do- 

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

foil or place in airtight container. 

Do- 

Wrap bread well to keep it fresh. 

Do- 

Check contents of the low temp compartment every so often. 

Do- 

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

etc. dates. 

Do- 

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

packets. 

Do- 

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

Storing it. 

Do- 

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

air is excluded. 

Do-

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

Do

-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. 

 

Don't- 

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

Don't- 

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

for the storage of edible foodstuffs only. 

Don't- 

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

Don't- 

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

packaged and stored separately. 

Don't- 

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

Don't- 

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

to run and cause excessive ice formation. 

Don't- 

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

Don't- 

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

by the manufacturer. 

Don't- 

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

Don't- 

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

section, as they may burst. 

Don't- 

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

temperature may cause 'freezer burns' on the lips. 

Don't- 

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

cooked and refrozen. 

Don't- 

Damage the refrigerant circuit at any time.

 

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Technical data 

 

Brand 

Tecnolec

 

Appliance type 

                                                                   

Freezer 

Star rating 

 

Total gross volume 

                                   76

Total storage volume 

                                64

Freezer storage volume 

                            64

Freezing capacity 

                                     3

.0kg/24h 

Maximum rated wattage of lamp 

N/A 

Rated power input 

                                    9

0W 

Rated current 

0.6A 

Climate Class + Ambient Range 

N (+16

 to +32

Energy class (1) 

Energy consumption (kWh/year) (2) 

        190

 

Supply voltage  

220-240V~, 50Hz 

Noise [dB(A) re 1pW] 

<

39

 

Refrigerant/Amount R600a/

36

Product dimensions(W

×

D

×

H) 

48

0

×

5

0

0

×

84

0mm 

Insulation blowing gas 

Cyclopentane 

Net weight 

                                                26

kg 

(1) Energy class: A…..G (A=economical…G=less economical) 
(2) The real energy consumption depends on using conditions and appliance 
location. 

 

 

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2

 

     

492mm

4

48

0

mm

910

m  m

420

m

m

580 

mm

 


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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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