VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual

VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual & troubleshooting

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VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor

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Please read all instructions carefully before use and retain for future reference.

  • CAUTION Do not immerse in water.
  • CAUTION Risk of fire R290.


Only operate the appliance for its intended purpose and within the parameters specified in this manual.
This appliance is for domestic use only. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge unless supervised or given appropriate instruction concerning the product’s use by a person responsible for their safety.
The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate remote-control system.


Do not allow to be used as a toy. Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
If the appliance is not functioning properly, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or immersed in liquid, do not use, contact DOMU Brands Customer Services. Do not use the appliance if any parts appear to be faulty, missing or damaged.
Ensure all parts are securely attached as instructed by this instruction manual before use.


  • Check to ensure your electricity supply matches that shown on the rating plate. This product should only be used as rated. Preferably, the socket-outlet should be protected by a Residual Current Device RCD (UK/EU) Ground Fault Indicator (US).
  • Do not use a damaged cable or plug. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a qualified engineer or authorized service agent in order to avoid a hazard. The use of an extension cable is not recommended.
  • Do not handle the plug or appliance with wet hands. Keep the cable away from heated surfaces.
  • Do not let the cable hang over the edge of the table or countertop where it could be pulled on inadvertently by children or pets.
  • Do not pull the cable around sharp edges or corners. Do not leave it unattended when plugged in. Unplug from outlet when not in use.
  • Turn off all controls before unplugging.
  • Do not unplug by pulling on the cable. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cable.
  • Always unplug before performing user maintenance, connecting or disconnecting attachments, or changing accessories.
  • Ensure the cable is stored safely to prevent hazards.


  • Always locate your appliance away from the edge of the worktop, on a firm, flat, heat-resistant surface with sufficient space around all sides.
  • Do not insert any objects into openings or cover the appliance.
  • Do not use outdoors or near heat sources.
  • Take care not to touch any surfaces that may get hot when in use.
  • Never operate the appliance when empty.
  • Do not overload/overfill the appliance.
  • When using for the first time your appliance may give off a ‘new’ smell or vapour. This will dissipate after a few uses. Do not lift or move the appliance whilst in use. Do not operate continuously for periods longer than those marked on the product or indicated in the instructions.
  • Ensure the appliance is switched off and unplugged before changing accessories or cleaning.
  • Ensure the appliance is completely clean before making Ice Cream or Sorbet.
  • To prevent freezer burns, always ensure that hands are well-protected when handling the freezer tank, especially when first removed from the freezer.
  • Never freeze ice cream that has been fully or partially defrosted.
  • If the freezing solution appears to be leaking from the freezer tank, discontinue use. The freezer solution is non-toxic.
  • Ice cream or sorbet containing raw or partially cooked eggs should not be given to young children, pregnant women, the elderly, or those who are generally unwell. As ice cream tastes better when fresh, any ice cream containing raw ingredients should be consumed within one week.
  • Use only as described in this manual and with DOMU Brands’ recommended attachments only.


Never soak or immerse electrical or heating components and or a component that has a plug attached.
Hand washing is recommended; soak in warm soapy water and wipe down using a soft sponge. To remove stubborn stains, use a nonabrasive cleaning brush. Do not use abrasive, harsh cleaning solutions or metal scouring pads.
Never wash any electrical or heating components and or a component that has a plug attached in a dishwasher.


  • Rated Voltage 220-240V Rated Power 100W
  • Rated Frequency 50Hz

COMPONENT LISTVonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 3

  1. Motor Unit (with release clips).
  2. Transparent Lid
  3. Detachable Paddle.
  4. Inner Bowl
  5. Housing.
  6. Vents.
  7. Control Dial.
  8. Ice Cream Scoop (not pictured).

BEFORE FIRST USEVonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 4

CONTROL DIAL VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 5

NOTE – After switching from ice cream mode or single refrigeration mode to shutdown mode, if it is switched back to ice cream mode or single refrigeration mode again, the compressor has a protection time of about 3 minutes.

However, after disconnecting and reconnecting the Power Cord, switch the appliance back on. The default will restart. At this time, there is no delay when selecting ice cream mode or single refrigeration mode again.

ASSEMBLYVonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 6

OPERATION VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 7VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 8VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 9VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 10


VonShef 2000152 Ice Cream Maker With Compressor Instruction Manual  & troubleshooting 11

  1. Checks to the area
    Prior to beginning work on systems containing flammable refrigerants, safety checks are necessary to ensure that the risk of ignition is minimized for repair to the refrigerating system, the following precautions shall be complied with prior to conducting work on the system.
    Work procedure
    Work shall be undertaken under a controlled procedure so as to minimize the risk of flammable gas or vapour being present while the work is being performed.
  2. General work area
    All maintenance staff and others working in the local area shall be instructed on the nature of work being carried out. Work in confined spaces shall be avoided. The area around the workspace shall be sectioned off. Ensure that the conditions within the area have been made safe by control of flammable material.
  3. Checking for the presence of refrigerant
    The area shall be checked with an appropriate refrigerant detector prior to and during work, to ensure the technician is aware of potentially flammable atmospheres. Ensure that the leak detection equipment being used is suitable for use with flammable refrigerant, i.e. non sparking, adequately sealed or intrinsically safe.
  4. Presence of fire extinguisher
    If any hot work is to be conducted on the refrigeration equipment or any associated parts, appropriate fire extinguishing equipment shall be available to hand. Have a dry powder or CO2 fire extinguisher adjacent to the charging area.
  5. No ignition sources
    No person carrying out work in relation to a refrigerant system that involves exposing any pipework that contains or has contained flammable refrigerant shall use any sources of ignition in such a manner that it may lead to the risk of fire or explosion. All possible ignition sources, including cigarette smoking, should be kept sufficiently far away from the site of installation, repairing, removal and disposal, during which flammable refrigerant can possibly be released to the surrounding space. Prior to work taking place, the area around the equipment is to be surveyed to make sure that there are no flammable hazards or ignition risks.”No Smoking”signs shall be displayed.
  6. Ventilated area
    Ensure that the area is in the open or that it is adequately ventilated before breaking into the system or conducting any hot wok. A degree of ventilation shall continue during the period that the work is carried out. The ventilation should safely disperse any released refrigerant and preferably expel it externally into the atmosphere.
  7. Checks to the refrigeration equipment
    Where electrical components are being changed, they shall be fit for the purpose and to the correct specification. At all times the manufacturer’s maintenance and service guidelines shall be followed. If in doubt consult the manufacturer’s technical department for assistance. The following checks shall be applied to installations using flammable refrigerants:
    • the charge size in accordance with the room size within which the refrigerant containing parts are installed;
    • the ventilation machinery and outlets are operating adequately and are not obstructed
  8. Checks to electrical devices
    Repair and maintenance to electrical components shall include initial safety checks and components inspection procedures. If a fault exists that could compromise the safety, then no electrical supply shall be connected to the circuit until it is satisfactorily dealt with. If the fault cannot be corrected immediately but it is necessary to continue operation, an adequate temporary solution shall be used. This shall be reported to the owner of the equipment so all parties are advised.
    Initial safety checks shall include:

    • those capacitors are discharged: this shall be done in a safe manner to avoid the possibility of sparking;
    • that there no live electrical components and wiring are exposed while charging, recovering or purging the system;
    • that there is continuity of earth bonding
  9. Repairs to sealed components
    During repairs to sealed components, all electrical supplies shall be disconnected from the equipment being worked upon prior to any removal of sealed covers, etc.
    If it is absolutely necessary to have an electrical supply to equipment during servicing, then a permanently operating form of leak detection shall be located at the most critical point to warn of a potentially hazardous situation. Particular attention shall be paid to the following to ensure that by working on electrical components, the casing is not altered in such a way that the level of protection is affected. This shall include damage to cables, an excessive number of connections, terminals not made to original specification, damage to seals, incorrect fitting of glands, etc.
    Ensure that apparatus is mounted securely.
    Ensure that seals or sealing materials have not degraded such that they no longer serve the purpose of preventing the ingress of flammable atmospheres, Replacement parts shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
    NOTE: The use of silicone sealant may inhibit the effectiveness of some types of leak detection equipment. Intrinsically safe components do not have to be isolated prior to working on them.
  10. Repair to intrinsically safe components
    Do not apply any permanent inductive or capacitance loads to the circuit without ensuring that this will not exceed the permissible voltage and currently permitted for the equipment in use.
    Intrinsically components are the only types that can be worked on while live in the presence of a flammable atmosphere. The test apparatus shall be at the correct rating.
    Replace components only with parts specified by the manufacturer. Other parts may result in the ignition of refrigerant in the atmosphere from a leak.
  11. Cabling
    Check that cabling will not be subject to wear, corrosion, excessive pressure, vibration, sharp edges or any other adverse environmental effects. The check shall also take into account the effects of aging or continual vibration from sources such as compressors or fans.
  12. Leakage detection for flammable refrigerants.
    Under no circumstances shall potential sources of ignition be used in the searching for or detection of refrigerant leaks. A halide torch (or any other detector using a naked flame) shall not be used.
  13. Leak detection methods
    The following leak detection methods are acceptable for systems containing flammable refrigerants. Electronic leak detectors shall be used to detect flammable refrigerants, but the sensitivity may not be adequate or may need recalibration (Detection equipment shall be calibrated in a refrigerant-free area.) Ensure that detector is not a potential source of ignition and is suitable for the refrigerant used.
    Leak detection fluids are suitable for use with most refrigerants but the use of detergents containing chlorine shall be avoided as the chlorine may react with the refrigerant and corrode the copper pipe-work. If a leak is suspected, all naked flames shall be removed/extinguished.
    If a leak of refrigerant is found which requires brazing, all of the refrigerants shall be recovered from the system. Oxygen-free nitrogen (OFN) shall then be purged through the system both before and during the brazing process.
  14. Removal and evacuation.
    When breaking into the refrigerant circuit to make repairs-or for any other purpose-conventional procedures shall be used. However, it is important that best practice is followed since Flammability is a consideration. The following procedure shall be adhered to:
    • Remove refrigerant;
    • Purge the circuit with inert gas;
    • Evacuate;
    • Purge again with inert gas;
      Open the circuit by cutting or brazing.
      The refrigerant charge shall be recovered into the correct recovery cylinders. The system shall be” flushed” with OFN to render the unit safe. This process may need to be repeated several times. Compressed air or oxygen shall not be used for this task.
      Flushing shall be achieved by breaking the vacuum in the system with OFN and continuing to fill until the working pressure is achieved, then venting to the atmosphere, and finally pulling down to a vacuum. This process shall be repeated until no refrigerant is within the system. When the final OFN charge is used, the system shall be vented down to atmospheric pressure to enable work to take place.
      This operation is absolutely vital if brazing operations on the pipework are to take place. Ensure that the outlet for the vacuum pump is not close to any ignition sources and there is ventilation available.
  15. Refrigerant Charging procedures.
    In addition to conventional charging procedures, the following requirements shall be followed.
    • Ensure that contamination of different refrigerants does not occur when using charging equipment. Hoses or lines shall be as short as possible to minimize the amount of refrigerant contained in them.
    • Cylinders shall be kept upright.
    • Ensure that the refrigeration system is earthed prior to charging the system with refrigerant.
    • Label the system when charging is complete (if not already).
    • Extreme care shall be taken not to overfill the refrigeration system.
      Prior to recharging the system, it shall be pressure tested with OFN. The system shall be leak tested on completion of charging but prior to commissioning. A follow-up leak test shall be carried out prior to leaving the site.
  16. .Decommissioning
    Before carrying out this procedure, it is essential that the technician is completely familiar with the equipment and all its detail. It is recommended good practice that all refrigerants are recovered safely. Prior to the task being carried out, an oil and refrigerant sample shall be taken in case analysis is required prior to reuse of reclaimed refrigerant. It is essential that electrical power is available before the task is commenced. Become familiar with the equipment and its operation.
    • b) Isolate system electrically.
    • c) Before attempting the procedure ensure that: mechanical handling equipment is available, if repaired, for handling refrigerant cylinders; all personal protective equipment is available and being used correctly;
      the recovery process is supervised at all times by a competent person; recovery equipment and cylinders conform to the appropriate standards.
    • d) Pump down the refrigerant system, if possible.
    • e) if a vacuum is not possible, make a manifold so that refrigerant can be removed from various parts of the system.
    • f) Make sure that the cylinder is situated on the scales before recovery takes place.
    • g) Start the recovery machine and operate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
    • h) Do not overfill cylinders (No more than 80% volume liquid charge).
    • i) Do not exceed the maximum working pressure of the cylinder, even temporarily.
    • j) When the cylinders have been filled correctly and the process completed, make sure that the cylinders and the equipment are removed from site promptly and all isolation valves on the equipment are closed off.
    • k) Recovered refrigerant shall not be charged into another refrigeration system unless it has been cleaned and checked.
  17. Labeling
    Equipment shall be labeled stating that it has been decommissioned and emptied of refrigerant. The label shall be dated and signed. Ensure that there are labels on the equipment stating the equipment contains flammable refrigerant.
  18. Recovery
    When removing refrigerants from a system, either for servicing or decommissioning, it is recommended good practice that all refrigerants are removed safely. When transferring refrigerant into cylinders, ensure that only appropriate refrigerant recovery cylinders are employed. Ensure that the correct number of cylinders for holding the total system charge are available. All cylinders to be used are designed for the recovered refrigerant and labeled for that refrigerant(i.e.-special cylinders for the recovery of refrigerant). Cylinders shall be complete with pressure relief valve and associated shut-off values in good working order. Empty recovery cylinders are evacuated and, if possible, cooled before recovery occurs.
    The recovery equipment shall be in good working order with a set of instructions concerning the equipment that is at hand and shall be suitable for the recovery of flammable refrigerants.
    In addition, a set of calibrated weighing scales shall be available and in the good work order. Hoses shall be complete with leak-free disconnect couplings and in good condition.
    Before using the recovery machine, check that it is in satisfactory working order, has been properly maintained and that any associated electrical components are sealed to prevent ignition in the event of a refrigerant release. Consult manufacturer if in doubt.
    The recovered refrigerant shall be returned to the refrigerant supplier in the correct recovery cylinder,
    and the relevant Waste Transfer Note arranged. Do not mix refrigerants in recovery units and especially not in cylinders.
    If compressors or compressor oils are to be removed, ensure that they have been evacuated to an acceptable level to make certain that flammable refrigerant does not remain within the lubricant. The evacuation process shall be carried out prior to returning the compressor to the suppliers. Only electric heating to the compressor body shall be employed to accelerate this process. When oil is drained from a system, it shall be carried out safely.
  19. Transport of equipment containing flammable refrigerants. Determined by local regulations.
  20. Discarded appliances supply flammable refrigerants. See National Regulations.
  21. Storage package (unsold) equipment
    Storage package protection should be constructed such that mechanical damage to the equipment inside the package will not cause a leak of the refrigerant charge. The maximum number of pieces of equipment permitted to be stored together will be determined by local regulations.


Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your local authority for recycling advice.


If you are having difficulty using this product and require support, please contact [email protected]


To register your product and find out if you qualify for a free extended warranty please go to www.vonshef.com/warranty.
Please retain a proof of purchase receipt or statement as proof of the purchase date. The warranty only applies if the product is used solely in the manner indicated in the warnings page of this manual, and all other instructions have been followed accurately. Any abuse of the product or the manner in which it is used will invalidate the warranty. Returned goods will not be accepted unless re-packaged in its original packaging and accompanied by a relevant and completed returns form. This does not affect your statutory rights. No rights are given under this warranty to a person acquiring the appliance second-hand or for commercial or communal use.

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