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Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a Teka appliance. You’ve chosen a product
that features over 90 years of innovation and the very best of European engineering, with
Teka founded in Germany in 1924. Intuitive and stylish, your Teka appliance has been
designed with you in mind meaning that you’ll get great results every time.
Welcome to the world of Teka.
Visit our website for our full range of Appliance solutions, product brochures and service
Teka is proudly distributed and represented by Residentia Group in Australia.
Teka recommends the use of original spare parts.
When contacting our customer service team, please ensure that you have the following
information at hand (which can be found on your appliances’ rating plate).
— Model Number; and,
— Serial Number.
P . 1300 11 4357
1. Conditions of use
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as farm
houses or by clients in serviced apartments, holiday apartments and other residential type
2. Safety instructions
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the supplied instructions.
The manufacturer is not responsible if an incorrect installation and use causes injuries and
damages. Always keep the instructions with your appliance for future reference.
To prevent any damages to your and others’ life or property, you have to follow the
Caution, risk of fire!
2.1 Children & vulnerable people safety
Risk of suffocation, injury or permanent disability.
— This appliance can This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
— Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be
made by children without supervision.
— Keep all packaging away from children.
— Keep all detergents away from children.
— Keep children and pets away from the appliance door when it is open.
— Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
— Remove all the packaging from around the appliance, along with any foam and tape within
the appliance. Ensure packaging materials are kept away from Children.
— Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
— Obey the installation instructions supplied with the appliance.
— Make sure that the floor where you install the appliance is flat, stable, heat resistant and
— Do not install or use the fridge where the temperature is less than 5°C or more than 35°C.
— Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the built-instructure, clear of
— Always be careful when you move the appliance because it is heavy.
— Always move the appliance vertically.
— The rear surface of the appliance must be put against the wall.
— Make sure that there is air circulation between the appliance and its surrounds.
— Avoid installing the appliance on carpet as this can obstruct ventilation.
— When the appliance is put in its permanent position, check if it is fully level with the aid of a
spirit level. If it is not, adjust the feet until it is.
— Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with flammable propellant in this
— Never dismantle the refrigerator, never transform refrigerator and be careful to avoid
damage to cooling pipes. Maintenance of the refrigerator must be carried out by qualified
and licenced professionals, organised by Residentia Group.
R600a refrigerant warning:
— This appliance contains flammable R600a refrigerant. Always avoid safety hazards by
carefully installing, handling, servicing and disposing of this appliance.
— Ensure that the tubing of the refrigerant circuit is not damaged during transportation and
— In the event of any damage accidentally occuring, keep the appliance away from open
flames and any devices that produce sparks or arcs and luminaries during normal or
abnormal operation, and unplug the appliance at the power point. Call our Service Team
for necessary action and advice.
— Leaking refrigerant may ignite if a leak occurs.
— The room in which the appliance is installed must be at least 1m3 per 8g of refrigerant.
The amount and type of refrigerant in the appliance can be found on the rating plate at the
rear of the appliance.
— It is hazardous for anyone other than an authorised service person to service this
— In Queensland the authorised service person MUST hold a gas work authorisation for
hydrocarbon refrigerants to carry out servicing or repairs which involve the removal of
Risk of fire and electrical shock.
— The appliance must be earthed. The refrigerator power cord has a three-pin plug
(grounded) and complies with the standard three-pin socket. NEVER cut off or remove
the third PIN of the power cord under any circumstances. After the refrigerator is installed,
plugs should be within reach to facilitate use. The power plug must be firmly contacted
with the socket, otherwise it might cause a fire.
— The refrigerator use alternating current supply which is 220V-240V, 50Hz. If the voltage
fluctuations are larger (over the scope of 187-264V), it may cause some failures, such as
the refrigerator not to start, the main control board and compressor works with abnormal
— Make sure that the electrical information on the rating plate is in compliance with the
power supply. If not, contact an electrician.
— Always use a correctly installed shockproof socket.
— Do not use multi-plug adapters and extension cables.
— Make sure there is no damage to the mains plug or the mains cable. Should the power
supply cable need to be replaced, this must be carried out by our Service Centre.
— Connect the mains plug to the mains socket only at the end of the installation. Make sure
that there is access to the mains plug after the installation. Do not connect the appliance
plug with a power connection board.
— Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
— Do not touch the mains cable or the mains plug with wet hands.
— Do not grasp and drag the power cord to pull out the refrigerator plugs. Hold the plug
firmly, and pull out the plug from the socket directly. Do not let power lines are pined by the
refrigerator or trampled by people. Be careful when the refrigerator will be removed from
walls. Do not roll or damage power lines. Do not use power lines and plugs when they are
damaged or worn out. Go to the service center which the factory assigns to replace power
lines if they were worn out or damaged.
2.3 Appliance use
Risk of fire, explosion, electric shock or damage to the appliance.
— This appliance is intended to be used in a internal household application and/or similar
environment such as:
- A staff kitchen area of a business or office;
- Regional accommodation including hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts;
- Catering services and similar applications.
— Do not change the specification of this appliance.
— Do not sit or stand on the open door, or allow children to climb on the door.
— Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other
than those recommended by manufacturer.
— Do not use or store electrical appliances inside the food storage compartments of the
appliance, unless they are of the type recommended by the manufacturer.
— The appliance has to be unplugged after use and before carrying out user maintenance on
— Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a flammable propellant in
— Do not use flammable solvent near refrigerator, so as to avoid fire.
— After the refrigerator is running, do not touch the icy surface of the freezer with hands,
particularly when hands are wet. It may cause frostbite.
— The gap between the door and and the refrigerator body is very tight to ensure a good
seal. Be careful not to insert your hands into this gap (particularly when the door is
opening or closing) in order to prevent injury to your fingers. Avoid letting children near the
refrigerator when opening and closing the doors.
— Never place bottles of beer, or soft drinks in the freezer. They may explode due to
Safety Notes Continued
— Always pull out the plug during a power failure or when cleaning. Wait for 5 minutes or
longer when reconnecting the plug. It may damage the compressor due to continuous
2.4 Care and Cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to the appliance.
— Before maintenance, always switch the power off at the power outlet of the appliance and
disconnect the mains plug from the socket.
— Never spray and/or rinse the refrigerator with water and ensure that the refrigerator isn’t
installed in a wet environment so as not to affect the electrical insulation of the refrigerator.
— Do not use steam to clean the appliance.
— Before first use, clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral detergents.
Do not use abrasive products, abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
2.5 Product Disposal
Risk of injury or suffocation.
— Disconnect the appliance from the mains supply.
— Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
— Remove the doors to prevent children and pets from becomming trapped within the
— Always move the appliance cautiously and in an upright position.
— The appliance must not be tilted on an angle greater than 45 degrees. Allow the appliance
to stand vertically after transportation for a few hours before plugging in to a power outlet.
— Do not use the appliance door or door handles to lift the appliance.
2.7 Installation Positioning
— Ensure that your appliance is installed on solid, hard and flat ground, in a level position.
— Please do not place the appliance on a slope, soft carpet or wooden floor.
— Your appliance should only be installed within an internal environment. Do not install the
— Ensure there is adequate air circulation around the refrigerator. Above the refrigerator
there should be a 30cm allowance, and between the sides and rear a 10cm allowance.
This allows for the doors to open freely and any heat to disipate.
— Avoid placing the refrigarerator near any heat sources and in direct sunlight.
— If the floor is obviously uneven, your appliance feet need to be adjusted. If your appliance
isn’t level, it will cause your appliance to vibrate, and potentially move from its position.
When pushing the refrigerator into position, please be careful to ensure the
power cable isn’t damage or squeezed.
2.8 First Use
— When the refrigerator is connected to power for the first time, the refrigerator will be in it’s
default status. The temperature display will show the actual temperature of the fridge and
— The refrigerator has a power-down memory mode. In the even power is lost or the
refrigerator is switched off, when power is restored it will remember the last temperature
— You can select a mode of operation: Intelligent Mode or Manual Mode. In Intelligent mode
the settings are determined by the fridge, whereas Manual mode allows you to define the
temperature settings for both the fridge and freezer components.
— Please allow several hours for the fridge/freezer to reach your desired temperatures. This
should also be kept in mind when changing the temperature settings at any time in the
Safety Notes Continued
3.1 Product Components
Freezer door basket
Freezer glass shelf
Fridge glass shelf
Fridge door basket
3.2 Your Refrigerator Features
— Teka Fresh technology: The refrigerator and freezer are seperate compartments with
individual temperature control. This enables a very stable storage temperature and longer
life of fresh food products.
— Gliding and adjustable shelving: The refrigerator has been designed for customisation
— Frost Free: No manual defrosting required.
— Teka Quick Freeze: After inserting new foods in to your freezer you can use the Teka Quick
Freeze function to rapidly cool the compartment, speeding up the freezing process.
— Teka Quick Cool: After inserting new foods in to your fridge you can use the Teka Quick
Cool function to rapidly cool the compartment, speeding up the cooling process.
— Highly effective insulation: Thick foam and anti-heat layers used in the refrigerators
construction, ensure low energy consumption.
— Door Alarm: If the door is left open for extended periods of time, the refrigerator will sound
an alarm to alert you.
— LED display screen: The LED display located in the door of the refrigerator provides
temperature settings information at the touch of a button.
4.1 LED Display/Control Panel
Freezer temp. adjustment
Child Lock On/Off
Teka Quick Freeze
Fridge temp. adjustment
Fridge Compartment Off
Teka Quick Cool
4.2 Child Lock
— When the Child Lock is active, the lock symbol (4) will be displayed. Conversely, when it is
not active, the symbol will not be displayed.
— To activate or de-activate the child lock, press and hold the Lock/Unlock button
(D) for 3 seconds.
— To use the Vacation mode, Teka Quick Freeze or Teka Quick Cool, the refrigerator must not
have the Child Lock engaged.
4.3 Vacation Mode
— Vacation Mode allows your refrigerator to operate at maximum energy efficiency when you
will be away from your appliance for an extended period.
— To activate Vacation Mode, simply press the Mode button (B) once. The Vacation Mode
symbol will be displayed (1). You then need to press the Lock/Unlock button (D) to confirm
this setting. The refrigerator will now be operating in Vacation Mode.
— Vacation Mode will automatically be exited when the fridge or freezer door is opened.
4.3 Teka Quick Freeze function
— To activate the Teka Quick Freeze function, press the Mode button (B) twice to display the
Quick Freeze icon (2) on the display, then press the Lock/Unlock button (D) to confirm the
setting. The refrigerator will now be operating the Teka Quick Freeze function within the
4.4 Teka Quick Cool & Quick Freeze functions
— To activate both of the Teka Quick Freeze and Teka Quick Cool functions simultaneously,
press the Mode button (B) three times to display both the Quick Freeze icon (2) and Quick
Cool icon (3) on the display, then press the Lock/Unlock button (D) to confirm the setting.
The refrigerator will now be operating the Teka Quick Cool function within the refrigerator
compartment and the Teka Quick Freeze function within the freezer compartment.
4.5 Teka Quick Cool function
— To activate the Teka Quick Cool function, press the Mode button (B) four times to display
the Quick Cool icon (3) on the display, then press the Lock/Unlock button (D) to confirm
the setting. The refrigerator will now be operating the Teka Quick Cool function within the
Operating Instructions Continued
4.6 Refrigerator temperature settings
— Your Teka refrigerator compartment can have the temperature set between the range of
2°C through to 8°C.
— To set the temperature for the Fridge compartment, press the Ref. Temp button (C) once
and the LED temperature display will begin to flash. Press the Ref. Temp button (C) to
cycle between the temperature setting between 2°C and 8°C. To confirm your selected
temperature, press the Lock/Unlock button (D) once.
If the temperature setting for either the Fridge or Freezer is changed, any
active modes (i.e. Vaction Mode, Quick Freeze, etc) will be cancelled.
4.7 Freezer temperature settings
— Your Teka freezer compartment can have the temperature set between the range of -16°C
through to -24°C.
— To set the temperature for the Freezer compartment, press the Frz. Temp button (A) once
and the LED temperature display will begin to flash. Press the Frz. Temp button (A) to cycle
between the temperature setting between -16°C and -24°C. To confirm your selected
temperature, press the Lock/Unlock button (D) once.
4.8 Switch off the Fridge compartment
— To switch off the fridge compartment, press and hold the Ref. Temp button (C) for three
seconds. An alarm will sound and the Fridge Compartment Off icon (7) will be displayed.
The LED temperature display (6) will also show “--”. In this mode, the refrigeratino
compartment is switched off and no cooling will be occuring. The freezer compartment
will continue to function as normal.
— To switch the refrigeration compartment back on, simply press and hold the Ref. Temp
button (C) for three seconds. The alarm will sound and the Fridge Compartment Off icon
(7) will be removed from the display. The refrigerator compartment will be powered on
once again and return to the selected temperature setting.
4.9 Door alarm
— If the fridge door is left open for an extended period of time, the fridge will sound an alarm
to alert you.
5. Cleaning Proceedures
5.1 Defrosting the freezer
Your Teka refrigerator uses frost free technology, meaning that the built-in computer will
manage the defrost proceedure automatically. There is no need to perform a manual defrost.
5.2 Cleaning the refrigerator compartment
Remnants of food in the fridge compartment will cause odours and it is necessary to
regularly clean the compartment walls, shelves and baskets.
— Before cleaning, always turn the refrigerator off at the power outlet and remove the plug.
— Use a soft cloth with warm water to clean the refrigerator. For stubborn stains, use warm
water with a small amount of detergent.
— Always wipe down any cleaned surfaces with a dry cloth or paper towel to remove residual
5.3 Replacement of the lights
Your Teka refrigerator features long life low voltage (12v) LED lighting strips.
In the unlikely event the LED lights should ever fail, then the LED lights should be serviced by
the manufacturer or its service agents. Refer to the warranty page for contact details.
5.4 Cleaning of the door seals
Take care to keep the door seals clean. Sticky food and drink can cause seals to stick to the
cabinet and tear when you open the door. Wash the seal with a mild detergent and warm
water. Rinse throughly with clean water and dry using a cloth.
6. Techical Specification
Total Gross Volume
Fridge Gross Volume
Freezer Gross Volume
Rated Defrost Power
Dimensions (w, d ,h) mm
895 x 745 x 1788
Product Net Weight
This product complies with AS/NZS 60335.1:2011+A1:2012 and AS/NZS
60335.2.24:2010+A1:2013 for electrical safety, and with EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011 for
Only authorised technicians can carry out repairs.
Before contacting our customer service team, please refer to the table below to see if your
fault can be fixed by yourself. Should a service technician visit be arranged and it’s found
there are no faults with the appliance, a call out charge will apply.
The display on the
refrigerator door isn’t
— Check that the mains plug is inserted and switched
on at the power point.
— Check that the relevant fuse hasn’t blown.
The fridge compartment
isn’t cool enough.
— Adjust the temperature setting to a lower temperature.
— Try to limit the number of times the door is opened
— Review the location of the fridge. Ensure it is
located internally, away from heat sources and out
of direct sunlight.
The refrigerator is making
too much noise.
— Ensure that the fridge is located on a hard, solid
and flat surface.
— Ensure that the fridge has the required clearances
above, at the rear and at the sides.
Food is freezing within
— Ensure that the fridge setting isn’t too low.
— Ensure that food isn’t located at the rear near the
compressor air inlet.
An odour is coming from
— Follow the cleaning instructions within this manual
to remove any residual food scraps.
The refrigerator is making
some irregular sounds.
— This is completely normal for all refrigeration
The fridge door has
— This is normal when the humidity of the environment
is high. Please wipe the door using a dry cloth.
The doors have become
out of alignment
(or not level at the top).
Before adjusting the height of the door, use a wrench to
rotate the downward adjusting nut (shown above) counter
clockwise for 2 turns. Rotate the upward adjusting nut
allowing you to adjust the door height, followed by read-
justing the downward adjusting nut to lock the door in its
— Note: Total door height adjustment is 5mm.
If the above steps don’t resolve your issue or you cannot resolve the fault by yourself:
— Switch the refrigerator off at the power outlet and remove the plug.
— Call our customer service team.
— If asked for the serial number of your refrigerator, it is located on the appliance rating
plate located on the rear of your refrigerator.
8. WARRANTY TERMS & CONDITIONS
—TEKA REFRIGERATION APPLIANCES
This document sets out the terms and conditions of the product warranties for Residentia
Group Appliances. It is an important document. Please keep it with your proof of purchase
documents in a safe place for future reference should you require service for your
1. IN THIS WARRANTY
a) ‘acceptable quality’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same
meaning referred to in the ACL;
b) ‘ACL’ means Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No.2)
c) ‘Appliance’ means any Residentia Group product purchased by you accompanied
by this document;
d) ‘ASR’ means Residentia Group authorised service representative;
e) ‘Residentia Group’ means Residentia Group Pty Ltd of 5/32 Wangaratta Street,
Richmond, Victoria 3121, ACN 600 546 656 in respect of Appliances purchased in
f ) ‘major failure’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same meaning
referred to in the ACL and includes a situation when an Appliance cannot be
repaired or it is uneconomic for Residentia Group, at its discretion, to repair an
Appliance during the Warranty Period;
g) ‘Warranty Period’ means:
i) where the Appliance is used for personal, domestic or household use (i.e. normal
single family use) as set out in the instruction manual, the Appliance is warranted
against manufacturing defects for 24 months, following the date of original
purchase of the Appliance;
h) ‘you’ means the purchaser of the Appliance not having purchased the Appliance for
re-sale, and ‘your’ has a corresponding meaning.
2. This warranty only applies to Appliances purchased and used in Australia and is in
addition to (and does not exclude, restrict, or modify in any way) any non excludable
statutory warranties in Australia.
3. During the Warranty Period Residentia Group or its ASR will, at no extra charge if your
Appliance is readily accessible for service, without special equipment and subject
to these terms and conditions, repair or replace any parts which it considers to be
defective. Residentia Group or its ASR may use remanufactured parts to repair your
Appliance. You agree that any replaced Appliances or parts become the property of
Residentia Group. This warranty does not apply to light globes, batteries, filters or
similar perishable parts.
4. Parts and Appliances not supplied by Residentia Group are not covered by this
5. You will bear the cost of transportation, travel and delivery of the Appliance to and from
Residentia Group or its ASR. If you reside outside of the service area, you will bear the
a) travel of an authorised representative;
b) transportation and delivery of the Appliance to and from Residentia Group or its
ASR, in all instances, unless the Appliance is transported by Residentia Group or its
ASR, the Appliance is transported at the owner’s cost and risk while in transit to and
from Residentia Group or its ASR.
6. Proof of purchase is required before you can make a claim under this warranty.
7. You may not make a claim under this warranty unless the defect claimed is due to
faulty or defective parts or workmanship. Residentia Group is not liable in the following
situations (which are not exhaustive):
a) the Appliance is damaged by:
ii) misuse or abuse, including failure to properly maintain or service
iii) normal wear and tear
iv) power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply
v) incomplete or improper installation
vi) incorrect, improper or inappropriate operation
vii) insect or vermin infestation
viii) failure to comply with any additional instructions supplied with the Appliance;
b) the Appliance is modified without authority from Residentia Group in writing;
c) the Appliance’s serial number or warranty seal has been removed or defaced;
d) the Appliance was serviced or repaired by anyone other than Residentia Group, an
authorised repairer or ASR.
8. This warranty, the contract to which it relates and the relationship between you
and Residentia Group are governed by the law applicable where the Appliance was
9. To the extent permitted by law, Residentia Group excludes all warranties and liabilities
(other than as contained in this document) including liability for any loss or damage
whether direct or indirect arising from your purchase, use or non use of the Appliance.
10. For Appliances and services provided by Residentia Group in Australia, the Appliances
come with a guarantee by Residentia Group that cannot be excluded under the
Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major
failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You
are also entitled to have the Appliance repaired or replaced if the Appliance fails to be
of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The benefits to
you given by this warranty are in addition to your other rights and remedies under a law
in relation to the Appliances or services to which the warranty relates.
11. At all times during the Warranty Period, Residentia Group shall, at its discretion,
determine whether repair, replacement or refund will apply if an Appliance has a valid
warranty claim applicable to it.
12. To enquire about claiming under this warranty, please follow these steps:
a) carefully check the operating instructions, user manual and the terms of this
b) have the model and serial number of the Appliance available;
c) have the proof of purchase (e.g. an invoice) available;
d) telephone the numbers shown below.
13. You accept that if you make a warranty claim, Residentia Group and its ASR may
exchange information in relation to you to enable Residentia Group to meet its
obligations under this warranty.
Before calling for service, please ensure that the steps in point 12 have
Service Centre: 1300 11 HELP (4357)
1300 11 SPARE (7277)
The Australian Consumer Law requires the inclusion of the following statement with this warranty:
goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled
to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss
or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable
quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
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