Freezing fresh food Place the fresh food to be frozen inside the freezer compartment. To freeze the quantity of food indicated on the rating plate, place the food in the bottom drawer, making sure it is not touching any already frozen food, and turn the thermostat knob half a setting to a lower value (e.g. from 4 to 3.5). Freezing will be complete after 24 hours: turn the thermostat knob back to setting used before freezing.
The fan is preset as DEACTIVATED. It is advisable to activate the fan, by pressing the button on the base (as shown in the figure), when the ambient air temperature goes above 27 ÷ 28°C or if there are drops of water on the glass shelves or in case of high humidity. To optimise energy consumption it is advisable to deactivate the fan (as shown in the figure).
Note: Gurgling and hissing noises, caused by the refrigeration system, are normal.
The appliance doesn't work.
There may be an appliance power supply problem.
Make sure: • there is not a power failure • the plug is properly inserted in the power socket and the double-pole switch (if present) is in the correct
• the household electrical system protection devices function • the power cable is not broken. • the thermostat knob is not turned to "
The inside light doesn't work.
The lamp may need replacing.
Disconnect the appliance from the electrical power supply, check the lamp and replace it with a new one if necessary (see the section "Replacing the lamp or LED").
The temperature inside the compartments isn't low enough.
There could be various causes (see the column "Cure").
Make sure: • the doors are properly closed • the appliance is not installed near a heat source • the temperature set is appropriate • the circulation of air through the ventilation grilles at the bottom of the appliance is not obstructed.
Water on the bottom of the refrigerator compartment. The defrost water drain is obstructed.
Clean the defrost water drain hole (see the section "Appliance maintenance and cleaning")
The front edge of the refrigerator is hot at the door seal.
This is not a problem. It is a design feature to prevent condensation from forming.
No cure is necessary.
Refrigerator and freezer compartment temperature This Fridge/Freezer is switched on by operating the thermostat unit inside the refrigerator compartment.
The temperature of both compartments is adjusted by turning the thermostat knob.
Thermostat to 1/2 : minimum refrigeration Thermostat from 3-5 : medium refrigeration Thermostat to 6/7 : maximum refrigeration Thermostat to