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ActiveSmartâ„¢ operating instructions

Models:

635mm wide
680mm wide
790mm wide
900mm wide

E372B, E402B, RF372B, RF402B
E442B, RF442B
E522B, RF522A, RF522W, RF522B RF610A/RF540A

The control panel enables you to view and modify 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

 

Control panel variants for ActiveSmart™ refrigerators. Extra features available on selected 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.

Successively pressing the  button will automatically scroll between the compartments.

  • When the door is re-opened the control panel will return automatically to the fresh food compartment setting.

 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.

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  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  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  and  buttons for 4 seconds.
  • The  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  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 ,  and  buttons for 4 seconds. The candle icon will no longer illuminate on the internal control panel (and external display for Ice & Water models) and functionality of the internal control panel will return to normal.

Bottle Chill (selected models only)

This function allows you to chill your beverages rapidly in the freezer without the worry of forgetting 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 display. The ‘Bottle Chill’ light above the button will be illuminated when the function is activated. For Ice & Water models the  icon will also be illuminated on the external display(Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).
  • An alarm will sound after 15 minutes 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 on the internal control panel. When ‘Bottle Chill’ is deactivated the light is off and the  icon is not visible on the external display (Ice & Water and Automatic Ice models only).

 fast freeze (selected models only)

We have created the ‘Fast Freeze’ feature to help your get the best possible results when freezing fresh food. ‘Fast Freeze’ boosts the freezing speed by dropping the freezer to its coldest temperature for 12 hours, which helps to ensure vital freshness, texture and taste are retained during the freezing process.

  • To activate, press the  button on the internal display. The ‘Fast Freeze’ light above the button 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 above the button is off.
  • For best results we recommend that you activate the function before it is required eg before grocery shopping. Alternatively, activate it when placing food in the freezer.

 Ice boost function (selected models only)

This function is designed to be used for times when you require more ice eg when you are having a party. The ‘Ice Boost’ function will increase ice production up to 30% from standard ice making and deactivate automatically after 24 hours.

  • When you first turn on your ice maker, the ‘Ice Boost’ function will be off.
  • To turn this function on, press the  button. The light above the  button will be illuminated when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is on.
  • To manually deactivate this feature press the  button again. The light above the  button will be off when the ‘Ice Boost’ function is off.
  • Activating the ‘Ice Boost’ function will automatically turn ice making on.
  • Deactivating the ice making will automatically deactivate the ‘Ice Boost’ function.