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Chest freezer operating instructions

Temperature control

  • On start up the freezer will be set to its factory setting of -18°C. At this temperature the food will keep for the length specified in the freezer storage guide. Refer to ‘Storing food in your chest freezer’ section for specific guidelines.
  • The compartment temperature is accurately and independently controlled and does not change with the surrounding temperature or humidity.
  • If you wish to alter the temperature of your freezer this can be easily done by using the control panel located externally on the front-right of the appliance.

External control panel to adjust temperature


+ and -

Temperature adjustment

Temperature will change on screen when + or -

buttons are pressed.

Fast freeze

icon will illuminate on screen when ‘Fast

Freeze’ is activated.

Key lock

icon will illuminate on screen when key lock

is activated.

Temperature adjustment

  • To adjust the temperature warmer by 1°C press the button + once.
  • To adjust the temperature colder by 1°C press the button - once.
  • The temperature range is -12°C to -26°C.

Normal operating sounds

Chest freezers can produce sounds somewhat different to other refrigerator and freezer appliances.

Normal operating sounds include:

  • Boiling water, gurgling sounds or slight vibrations. These are the result of the refrigerant circulating through the cooling coils.
  • A clicking sound from the thermostat cycling on and off.
  • Other sounds may be heard for the following reasons:
    • Cabinet not level.
    • Bottles or jars rattling on shelves.
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