Freezing, Installation – FRIGIDAIRE FCFH 183 BW User Manual

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large quantities of fresh food have been placed inside.

the chest lid has been open for too long.

The red temperature warning light (4) and acoustic

temperature warning give no warning:

if the power supply is interrupted;

if the thermostat is defective.

Important: Check regularly on the red

temperature warning light and on a thermometer

placed inside whether the storage temperature is being













The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is

maintained in the freezer. Adjust the temperature by turning

the button with a coin that fits the groove. Turning the

thermostat button towards no. MAX makes the temperature

in the freezer colder, and turning the button towards no.

MIN makes the temperature warmer. The correct setting

can be found by measuring the temperature of the top

package in the middle of the freezer. This should not have

a temperature higher than -18°C.


To freeze fresh foods use the small freezing compartment

on the right of the dividing partition. This enables you to

separate already frozen foods from fresh foods. Always

make sure already frozen goods cannot defrost by coming

into contact with fresh products. If the freezing

compartment is too small you can freeze part of the

products in the large storage section on the left of the

dividing partition.

Before freezing food the temperature in the freezer must be

-18 °C or colder.

Please observe the indicated freezing capacity on the

rating plate. The freezing capacity represents the

maximum amount of fresh goods that can be frozen

within 24 hours. If you freeze goods on several days, one

after the other, freeze amounts equal to 2/3 to 3/4 of the

capacity indicated on the rating plate.
Thawed foods which have not been
processed further (cooked into

meals) may not under any

circumstances be frozen a second

To freeze the maximum qantity of

fresh food quoted on the rating plate

press the QUICK FREEZE button 24

hours prior to freezing, or 4 to 6 hours for smaller

quantities. The amber fast freeze light illuminates.
The QUICK FREEZE button need not be pressed for

freezing small quantities of up to 3 kg.
All foods must be packed air tight prior to freezing, so

that they do not dry out or lose their flavour, and so

that no transfer of flavour to other frozen goods


Caution! Do not touch the frozen foods with wet hands.

Hands can freeze to the goods.

Place the packed food products into the freezer.

Ensure they come into contact with the side walls.

Unfrozen goods may not come into contact with

already frozen goods, otherwise the frozen goods

may start to thaw.
If more products have to be frozen, keep on the fast

freeze switch - otherwise switch the fast freeze

function off about 24 hours after inserting the food

products, for smaller quantities earlier.


The following are suited for the packaging of frozen

freezer bags and polyethylene wraps;

special cans for frozen goods;

extra-thick aluminium foil
The following are suitable for closing bags and foil:

plastic clips, rubber bands or adhesive tape.
Before closing press out the air from the bags and foil,

as air makes the frozen products dry out more easily

and wastes space.
Make flat packages, because these freeze more

Do not fill cans for frozen goods to the brim with liquid

or paste-like goods, because liquids expand during



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