Zanussi ZRG16602WE refrigerator

User Manual
Safety information
Safety instructions
First use
Daily use
Hints and tips
Care and cleaning
Technical information
Subject to change without notice.
Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible if an
incorrect installation and use causes injuries and damages.
Always keep the instructions with the appliance for future
Children and vulnerable people safety
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children.
General Safety
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and other
residential type environments
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the appliance.
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral
detergents. Do not use abrasive products, abrasive cleaning
pads, solvents or metal objects.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a
flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
Safety instructions
Only a qualified person must install
this appliance.
Remove all the packaging.
Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
Obey the installation instruction supplied
with the appliance.
Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always wear
safety gloves.
Make sure the air can circulate around the
Wait at least 4 hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply. This is to
allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
The rear of the appliance must stand against
the wall.
Do not install the appliance where there is
direct sunlight.
Do not install this appliance in areas that are
too humid or too colds, such as the
construction appendices, garages or wine
When you move the appliance, lift it by the
front edge to avoid scratching the floor.
Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical shock.
The appliance must be earthed.
All electrical connections should be made by
a qualified person.
Make sure that the electrical information on
the rating plate agrees with the power
supply. If not, contact an electrician.
Always use a correctly installed shockproof
Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
Make sure not to cause damage to the
electrical components (e.g. mains plug,
mains cable, compressor). Contact the
Service or an electrician to change the
electrical components.
The mains cable must stay below the level of
the mains plug.
Connect the mains plug to the mains socket
only at the end of the installation. Make sure
that there is access to the mains plug after
the installation.
Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect
the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Care and cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to the
Risk of injury, burns, electrical shock
or fire.
Do not change the specification of this
Do not put electrical appliances (e.g. ice
cream makers) in the appliance unless they
are stated applicable by the manufacturer.
Be careful not to cause damage to the
refrigerant circuit. It contains isobutane
(R600a), a natural gas with a high level of
environmental compatibility. This gas is
If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit,
make sure that there are no flames and
sources of ignition in the room. Ventilate the
Do not let hot items to touch the plastic
parts of the appliance.
Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
Do not put flammable products or items that
are wet with flammable products in, near or
on the appliance.
Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in the
cooling unit. Only a qualified person must do
the maintenance and the recharging of the
Regularly examine the drain of the appliance
and if necessary, clean it. If the drain is
blocked, defrosted water collects in the
bottom of the appliance.
Risk of injury or suffocation.
Disconnect the appliance from the mains
Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
Remove the door to prevent children and
pets to be closed inside of the appliance.
The refrigerant circuit and the insulation
materials of this appliance are ozone-friendly.
The insulation foam contains flammable gas.
Contact your municipal authority for
information on how to discard the appliance
Do not cause damage to the part of the
cooling unit that is near the heat exchanger.
Internal light
The type of lamp used for this appliance is
not suitable for household room illumination
Switching on
Temperature regulation
Insert the electrical plug into a wall socket.
The temperature is automatically regulated.
Turn the temperature regulator clockwise to a
medium setting.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
lower settings to obtain the minimum
• turn the Temperature regulator towards
higher settings to obtain the maximum
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the temperature
regulator to the "O" position.
A medium setting is generally the
most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the lid is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
If the ambient temperature is high or
the appliance is fully loaded, and the
appliance is set to the lowest
temperature, it may run continuously
causing frost to form on the rear
wall. In this case the dial must be set
to a higher temperature to allow
automatic defrosting and therefore
reduced energy consumption.
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, the
interior and all internal accessories should be
washed with lukewarm water and some neutral
soap to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dried thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the
Daily use
Refer to Safety chapters.
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a
series of runners so that the shelves can be
positioned as desired.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various
sizes, the door shelves can be placed at
different heights.
1. Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of
the arrows until it comes free.
2. Reposition as required.
Hints and tips
Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
A faint gurgling and bubbling sound from
coils sound when refrigerant is pumped.
A whirring and pulsating sound from the
compressor when refrigerant is pumped.
A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic dilatation (a
natural and not dangerous physical
A faint click noise from the temperature
regulator when the compressor switches on
or off.
Hints for energy saving
Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
If the ambient temperature is high and the
Temperature Regulator is set to low
temperature and the appliance is fully
loaded, the compressor may run
continuously, causing frost or ice on the
evaporator. If this happens, set the
Temperature Regulator toward warmer
settings to allow automatic defrosting and so
a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
do not store warm food or evaporating
liquids in the refrigerator
do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it
has a strong flavour
position food so that air can circulate freely
around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and
place on the glass shelf above the vegetable
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these
should be covered and may be placed on
any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be
thoroughly cleaned and placed in the special
drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed
in special airtight containers or wrapped in
aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude
as much air as possible.
Bottles: these need a cap and should be
stored on the door bottle shelf, or (if
equipped) on the bottle rack.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
To obtain the best performance:
Care and cleaning
Refer to Safety chapters.
General warnings
Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance
This appliance contains
hydrocarbons in its cooling unit;
maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by
authorized technicians.
The accessories and parts of the
appliance are not suitable for
washing in a dishwasher.
Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the
Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
compartment channel to prevent the water
overflowing and dripping onto the food inside.
When moving the cabinet, lift it by
the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
2. Regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free from
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser and the
compressor at the back of the appliance
with a brush.
This operation will improve the performance
of the appliance and save electricity
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator of the refrigerator compartment
every time the motor compressor stops, during
normal use. The defrost water drains out
through a trough into a special container at the
back of the appliance, over the motor
compressor, where it evaporates.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from electricity
2. Remove all food.
3. Clean the appliance and all accessories.
4. Leave the door/doors open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a
while to prevent the food inside from
spoiling in case of a power failure.
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator
Refer to Safety chapters.
What to do if...
The appliance does not operate.
Possible cause
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket. Contact
a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable.
The lamp does not work.
The lamp is in stand-by.
Close and open the door.
Possible cause
The lamp is defective.
The compressor operates contin- Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Many food products were put
in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then check
the temperature again.
The room temperature is too
Refer to climate class chart on the
rating plate.
Food products placed in the
appliance were too warm.
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before storing.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The water outlet is clogged.
Clean the water outlet.
Food products prevent that
water flows into the water collector.
Make sure that food products do
not touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is not
connected to the evaporative
tray above the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to
the evaporative tray.
Door is misaligned or interferes
with ventilation grill.
The appliance is not levelled.
Refer to "Levelling".
The temperature in the appliance
is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is
not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' temperature is too high.
Let the food products temperature
decrease to room temperature before storage.
Many food products are stored
at the same time.
Store less food products at the
same time.
The door has been opened often.
Open the door only if necessary.
There is no cold air circulation
in the appliance.
Make sure that there is cold air circulation in the appliance.
Water flows inside the refrigerator.
If the advice does not lead to the
desired result, call the nearest
brand-mark service.
Replacing the lamp
Disconnect the plug from the mains socket.
1. Remove the screw from the lamp cover.
2. Remove the lamp cover (refer to the
for household appliances (the maximum
power is shown on the lamp cover).
4. Install the lamp cover.
5. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
6. Connect the plug to the mains socket.
7. Open the door.
Make sure that the light comes on.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the After Sales Service.
3. Replace the used lamp with a new lamp of
the same power and specifically designed
Refer to Safety chapters.
When placing the appliance ensure that it
stands level. This can be achieved by two
adjustable feet at the bottom in front.
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well
ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate class
indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems might
occur for some types of models
when operating outside of that
range. The correct operation can
only be guaranteed within the
specified temperature range. If you
have any doubts regarding where to
install the appliance, please turn to
the vendor, to our customer service
or to the nearest Service Centre
It must be possible to disconnect
the appliance from the mains power
supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.
The appliance should be installed well away
from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers,
direct sunlight etc. Ensure that air can circulate
freely around the back of the cabinet. To ensure
best performance, if the appliance is positioned
below an overhanging wall unit, the minimum
distance between the top of the cabinet and the
wall unit must be at least 100 mm . Ideally,
however, the appliance should not be
positioned below overhanging wall units.
Accurate levelling is ensured by one or more
adjustable feet at the base of the cabinet.
100 mm
15 mm
15 mm
Door reversibility
Before carrying out any operations,
remove the plug from the power
To carry out the following
operations, we suggest that this be
made with another person that will
keep a firm hold on the doors of the
appliance during the operations.
5. Unscrew and install the screw on the
opposite side.
6. Install the hinge on the opposite side.
7. Screw the right foot.
8. Unscrew the screws of the door top hinge.
9. Remove the hinge. Put over the pin in the
direction of the arrow. Install the hinge on
the opposite side.
1. Unscrew both screws on the rear side.
10. Tighten the hinge.
2. Push back the top and lift it.
Put the top in position.
Push front the top.
Screw both screws on the rear side.
Remove and install the handle on the
opposite side.
3. Unscrew the left foot.
4. Unscrew the screws of the door bottom
hinge. Remove the hinge. Put over the pin in
the direction of the arrow.
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic seal adheres to the
• The door opens and closes
If the ambient temperature is cold
(i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit
perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the
gasket. In case you do not want to
carry out the above mentioned
operations, contact the nearest After
Sales Service Force. The After Sales
Service specialist will carry out the
reversibility of the doors at your cost.
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install
this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
This appliance must be earthed. The
manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and
yellow to the terminal marked either with the
letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (E) is secure
over the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
5. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp fuse
(B). In the event of having to change the fuse in
the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved
(BS 1362) fuse must be used.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of
Technical information
Technical data
230 - 240
The technical information are situated in the
rating plate, on the external or internal side of
the appliance and in the energy label.
Recycle the materials with the symbol . Put
the packaging in applicable containers to
recycle it. Help protect the environment and
human health and to recycle waste of electrical
and electronic appliances. Do not dispose
appliances marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to your
local recycling facility or contact your municipal