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ActiveSmartâ„¢ operating instructions

Models Size
E372B, E402B 635 mm wide
E406B, E442B 680 mm wide
E522B, RF522A, RF522W 790 mm wide
RF610/RF540A 900 mm wide

The control panel enables you to view and modify all the features and options on your refrigerator

Temperature control (all models)

  • When the refrigerator is first turned on, the powerful cooling system will automatically cool both refrigerator and freezer compartments to their set temperatures. This will take between 2 – 3 hours.
  • The two compartment temperatures are accurately and independently controlled and do not change with the temperature or humidity of the surroundings; whether summer or winter.
  • If you wish to alter the temperature of either the fresh food compartment or freezer compartment, this can be easily done by using the internal control panel located at the front right of the refrigerator compartment.

Internal control panel to adjust temperatures

Fig.16 Internal control panel for Tasman models Fig.17 Internal control panel for Designer and Elegance models Fig.18 Internal control panel for Ice & Water models

Fresh food compartment (all models)

  • The fresh food compartment light will automatically be illuminated. The temperature for this compartment will show as a series of lights.
  • The temperature may be altered by pressing the  or  buttons. One press on either of these buttons will reduce or increase the number of lights by one which indicates a small change in temperature.
  • Fewer lights illuminated means a cooler temperature for the compartment selected.

Freezer food compartment (all models)

  • To adjust the freezer temperature press the  button once so the freezer compartment light is illuminated.
  • The freezer temperature can be altered by pressing the  or  buttons.
  • One press on either of these buttons will reduce or increase the number of lights illuminated which indicates a small change in temperature.
  • Fewer lights illuminated means a cooler temperature for the compartment selected.
  • When the door is re-opened the control panel will return automatically to the fresh food compartment setting.
Successively pressing the 2017-06-28_0910.png button will automatically scroll between the compartments.

Alarm Mute (all models)

For times when you require the door to be open longer than normal eg when cleaning the interior of your refrigerator press the ALARM MUTE button to silence the door alarm for 20 minutes.

  • To activate, press the  button once. The ALARM MUTE light will be illuminated when the function is activated.
  • ALARM MUTE will deactivate after 20 minutes and the door alarms will return to normal.
  • To deactivate ALARM MUTE manually, press the  button again. When ALARM MUTE is deactivated the light is off.

When the fresh food or freezer compartment door is left open for long periods of time food quality and / or safety may be compromised.

Door alarms (all models)

  • If the fresh food compartment door is left open the alarm will beep after 90 seconds and if the freezer door is left open the alarm will beep after 60 seconds.
  • While either door remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds for 5 minutes.
  • A continuous alarm will sound if either of the doors have been left open for 5 minutes or longer and the interior compartment light(s) will turn off. The alarm will stop only when the door(s) is closed.

if ALARM MUTE has been activated the door alarms will be silenced for 20 minutes. After 5 minutes of the doors being left open the compartment light will turn off however the normal door alarms will be suspended. The ALARM MUTE light will be illuminated to indicate that the appliance is in this mode

 Key Mute (all models)

KEY MUTE allows you to silence all button presses.

  • To activate KEY MUTE and silence buttons, press and hold the 2017-06-28_0916.png button for 4 seconds.
  • The  icon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • The keys will be silenced when KEY MUTE is activated.
  • Door alarms and BOTTLE CHILL alarm will still operate.
  • KEY MUTE will not automatically deactivate. To manually deactivate, press and hold the 2017-06-28_0916.png button for 4 seconds.
  • The  icon will no longer be illuminated.

 Key Lock (all models)

KEY LOCK allows you to disable the buttons on the internal control panel. This is useful when cleaning your refrigerator.

  • To activate KEY LOCK press and hold the  and  buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The  icon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • Pressing any of the buttons will cause a raspberry beep to tell you that they are disabled.
  • KEY LOCK will not automatically deactivate. To manually deactivate, press and hold the 2017-06-28_0906.png and 2017-06-28_0928.png buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The 2017-06-28_0929.png icon will no longer be illuminated.

 Sabbath mode activation (all models)

  • To activate SABBATH MODE, open the door(s) of the fresh food compartment and freezer compartment and then press and hold the 2017-06-28_0910.png 2017-06-28_0916.png and 2017-06-28_0906.png and buttons on the internal control panel for 4 seconds.
  • The candle icon will illuminate when SABBATH MODE has been activated.

When the product is in Sabbath mode:

  • The  icon on the internal control panel will be illuminated.
  • All lights on the internal control panel except for the candle icon will be off.
  • The fresh food or freezer compartment lights will not operate when the door(s) is opened.
  • The door alarms will not operate.
  • The internal control panel will not function except to indicate SABBATH MODE is active as stated above.
  • Opening the door(s) will not affect the compressor or fans.
  • If the power to the refrigerator is turned off whilst in this mode, the product will continue in SABBATH MODE when the power is restored.
  • SABBATH MODE will automatically de-activate 80 hours after activation.
  • To de-activate earlier than 80 hours press and hold the 2017-06-28_0910.png 2017-06-28_0916.png and 2017-06-28_0906.png buttons for 4 seconds. The candle icon will no longer illuminate on the internal control panel and functionality of the internal control panel will return to normal.

Special Functions

 Bottle Chill (Elegance, Designer and Ice & Water models only)

This function allows you to chill your beverages more rapidly in the freezer without the worry of forgetting about them. The timer is set for 15 minutes however the time taken to chill depends on the size of your beverage. If after 15 minutes your beverage is not cold enough, simply place it back in the freezer and reset the BOTTLE CHILL function.

  • To activate, press the  button on the internal control panel. The BOTTLE CHILL light will be illuminated when the function is activated. The  icon will be illuminated on the external display (Ice & Water models only).
  • An alarm will sound after the 15 minute time has elapsed.
  • For non Ice & Water models: open the fresh food compartment door and press the  button on the internal control panel to silence the alarm.
  • For Ice & Water models: the  icon will flash on the external display. Press the  button on the external display to silence the alarm.
  • Remember to remove your beverage from the freezer.
  • To deactivate BOTTLE CHILL before 15 minutes has elapsed, press the  button again. When the function is deactivated the BOTTLE CHILL light is off on the internal control panel and the  icon is not visible on the external display (Ice & Water models only).

 Fast Freeze (Elegance, Designer and Ice & Water models only)

  • To activate, press the  button on the internal control panel. The FAST FREEZE light will be illuminated when the function is activated.
  • To deactivate before the 12 hours has elapsed, press the  button again. When FAST FREEZE is deactivated the light is off.
  • For best results we recommend that you activate the function before it is required. Alternatively, activate it when placing food into the freezer.
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