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General Operating Instructions


Temperature Adjustment

Each of the storage modes will automatically default to an ideal temperature setting. This setting provides the recommended temperature for this storage environment. However, if you want to increase or decrease the temperature of the compartment, this can be done using the Temperature adjustment control.

The recommended temperature is always the center light.

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To Adjust the Temperature

The pre-set temperature for each storage environment will show one illuminated light in the center of the scale

  • To INCREASE the temperature, simply touch the ‘warmer’ icon (+).
    Each light displayed will increase the temperature setting slightly. When all four lights on the right are showing, you have reached the warmest setting.
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  • To DECREASE the temperature, simply touch the ‘colder’ icon (-).
    Each light displayed will decrease the temperature setting slightly. When all four lights on the left are showing, you have reached the coldest setting.

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Fig.5 Adjusting Temperature

Key Lock

The Key Lock mode disables the control panel so that the storage environment cannot accidentally be changed.  The display will automatically lock after 15 seconds of the display not being used or when the drawer is closed. The red lock icon will appear above the Lock button when the panel is locked.

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To Change the Storage Mode

Press the LOCK Lock.png button for 3 seconds to lock or unlock the control panel.

Sabbath Mode

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To Use the Sabbath Mode

Press and hold the LOCK Lock.png  button for 3 seconds to unlock the control panel. To activate and deactivate the Sabbath mode press and hold the LOCK Lock.png and MODE SELECT ModeSelect.png buttons for 4 seconds until the Sabbath mode icon
is displayed.

When the Appliance is in Sabbath mode:

  • The light will not operate when the drawer is opened.
  • The drawer alarm will not operate.
  • The display will not be illuminated.
  • Opening the drawer will not affect the compressor or fans.
  • If the power to the refrigerator is turned off whilst in this mode, the appliance 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 LOCK and MODE SELECT buttons for 4 seconds.

Fault Alarm

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If the electronic controller detects a fault which may affect operation, an alarm will sound and the fault icon on the display panel will flash. The audible alarm will stop when any button is pressed but the lights will continue flashing.

If such a fault occurs, call your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center immediately; the fault alarm sound will help the service person find and remedy the cause of failure.

Your refrigerator is designed to operate for many years without the need for service checks. However, if your refrigerator is malfunctioning, have it attended to by your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center as soon as possible. All electrical repairs must be carried out by an adequately trained service technician or qualified electrician.

Control Panel Beeps

The control panel beeps can easily be silenced, if you prefer quiet operation. 

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To Turn Control Panel Beeps On or Off

Press the LOCK  Lock.png button for 3 seconds to unlock the control panel.
Press and hold the LOCK Lock.png  and COLDER Colder.png buttons for 4 seconds until the beep icon turns off or on. 

Drawer Alarms

  • If the drawer is left open an alarm will sound after 60 seconds.
  • If the drawer remains open, subsequent beeps will sound every 30 seconds until the drawer is closed.
  • After 5 minutes the alarm will sound continuously and the compartment light will turn off.

Customizable Storage Containers

  • The CoolDrawer allows you to adjust the storage space, to meet your needs.
  • Remove bins to provide open flexible storage space.
  • Multi-level storage provides segregation of food items. The compact upper storage tray provides safe storage for delicate items or segregation for small items.

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Fig. 6 Mix and Match Storage Containers to Customize the Compartment


Normal Operating Sounds

CoolDrawer with its excellent energy ratings and cooling performance, can produce sounds that may be different to your old refrigerator.

Normal Operational Sounds include

  • Fan, airflow sound. The CoolDrawer has a fan which circulates air around the compartment to provide cooling. This produces some air flow sound. This is quite normal.

     The CoolDrawer also has a condenser fan to discharge heat through the condenser. This also produces some airflow sound. This is normal.

  • Cracking or popping which may sound like ice breaking or falling. This occurs when the defrost function is operating.
  • Running water sound. This is the liquid refrigerant in the system, and can be heard as a boiling or gurgling noise.
  • An audible hissing sound after closing the drawer. This is due to the pressure difference between the warm air that has entered the cabinet and suddenly cooled, and the outside air pressure.
  • A humming sound. This is normal as the motor operates for long periods of time. This appliance uses an energy efficient, variable speed compressor that saves energy by running for long periods of time on a low speed. This is more energy efficient than the conventional on/off method.
  • Other sounds may be heard for the following reasons:
    • Floor or cabinetry uneven or weak.
    • Bottles or jars rattling.
    • Appliance not installed correctly.
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