Zanussi ZFC 35C Installation manual

ZANUSSI
CHEST FREEZER
ZFC 35 C
ZFC 11 JE
OPERATING AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
Important Safety Information
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all
before installing or using this appliance. Your safety is of paramount importance. If you are unsure
about any of the meanings or these warnings contact your Local Service Force Centre.
Prior to Installation
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no
circumstances should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact your
retailer.
Installation
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this product in any way.
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is
damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available
from your local Service Force Centre.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Whenever possible, the back of the appliance
should be close to a wall, but leaving the required
distance for ventilation, as stated in the installation
instructions.
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
Make sure that the power plug is not squashed
or damaged by the back of the fridge/freezer.
- A damaged power plug may overheat and cause a
fire.
Do not place heavy articles or the
fridge/freezer itself on the power cord.
- There is a risk of a short circuit and fire.
Do not remove the power cord by pulling on its
lead, particularly when the fridge/freezer is
being pulled out of its niche.
- Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire
and/or electric shock.
- If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by a certified service agent or qualified service
personnel.
If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert
the power plug.
- There is a risk of electric shock or fire.
Child Safety
Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the product.
There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging
material away from children!
2
During Use
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs. It
is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can
leak at low temperatures. Do not store any
containers flammable materials, such as spray
cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the
refrigerator.
Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment
Ice lollies can cause 'frost/freezer burns' if
consumed straight from the freezer
Do not remove items from the freezer
compartment if your hands are damp/wet, as
this could cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer
burns.
Bottles and cans must not be placed in the
freezer compartment they can burst when the
contents freeze.
Manufacturers' recommended storage times
should be adhered to. Refer to relevant
instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance
and disconnect from the electrical supply.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
Servicing
This product should be serviced by an
authorised engineer and only genuine spare
parts should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact your Local
Service Force Centre.
At the end of the Appliance Life
When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Contents
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Important Safety Information
2
Technical Specifications
8
Description of the Appliance
4
Installation
Positioning
8
Electrical Connections
9
Operation
Before use
Starting the Appliance
Temperature Control
Opening/Closing the Lid
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Thawing
5
5
5
5
5
5
6
Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
6
6
6
6
Defrosting
7
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal Cleaning
External Cleaning
When the Appliance is not in Use
7
7
7
Something Not Working
8
The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
3
Description of the Appliance
A - Knob of temperature regulator
B - Compartment for frozen food storage and freezing fresh foods
4
Operation
Before Use
Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash
inside the appliance with lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5m1 to 0.5 litre of water). Do not
use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry
thoroughly.
Starting the Appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Switching on freezer box
Close top of freezer box installed in accordance with
specifications down then connect equipment with
mains as specified above. At this time electric
components inside will be energised.
Adjust knob of temperature regulator in centre with
rotating clockwise. After a weak clicking cooling
compressor will start together with slight vibration
and noise.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is
maintained in the freezer. Turning the thermostat button
towards “ ” makes the temperature in the freezer
colder, and turning the button towards “ ” 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.
A minimum clearance of 12 cm is required behind
the chest freezer to allow adequate clearance for
the lid to open to its full extent.
The lid is not counter balanced and should be in the
fully open position (passed the 90 degree upright
position) or supported by the user when gaining
access to the freezer, otherwise there is a risk of
the lid falling closed again presenting a risk to the
user.
Do not force the lid past its fully open position
otherwise damage could occur to the lid or hinge
arrangement.
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer
is frozen quickly and that the food already in the
freezer is heated as little as possible.
If more than 3-4kg of food is to be frozen:
Turn the thermostat control knob to the coldest
setting “
” The freezer will now run
continuously, creating a sufficient reserve of the
temperature required.
Turn the thermostat control knob 6-24 hours
before placing new food in the freezer,
depending on how much food is to be frozen.
Place the food in the freezer and leave the
thermostat set at “ ” for about 24 hours more.
Then turn the thermostat control knob back
again. The freezer will return to normal storage
temperature.
If the thermostat control knob is
accidentally left at the coldest setting
the freezer will not be damaged, but
energy will be wasted.
Frozen Food Storage
Opening/Closing the Lid
The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to
prevent moisture entering the freezer, increasing the
amount of frost formed.
When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer
becomes slightly warmer and expands. When the lid is
closed again the air is cooled immediately. This may
lead to the creation of a vacuum which makes it hard
to open the lid again immediately. This is quite normal.
Wait for a few minutes until the vacuum has subsided
and then open gently. Never use excessive force on
the handle.
Top has closed and opened position. Movement over
open position of top (about 95°) can cause damage.
Important
Care should be taken when opening the lid of the
freezer.
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least 2 hours before storing
frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
manufacturer.
Do not open the lid frequently or leave it open
longer than is necessary.
Important
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause a low temperature
skin burn.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer
will not be affected if the power cut is short and
the freezer is full. Do not open the lid Should the
food begin to thaw it must be consumed quickly
5
and must not be re-frozen.
(See Hints and Tips)
Thawing
Deep frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in the fridge or at room temperature,
depending on the time available. Small food items may
even be cooked from frozen, in this case cooking will
take longer.
Any frozen food which is allowed to thaw accidentally
should either be eaten as soon as possible, or thrown
away. Alternatively, if the food is uncooked and has not
been completely defrosted it can be cooked and then
refrozen.
Defrosted cooked food must never be
refrozen.
Hints & Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or
tubing.
When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped round and you will hear a whirring sound or
pulsating noise from the compressor.
A thermostat controls the compressor and you will
hear a faint `click' when the thermostat cuts in and
out.
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container is
advisable. When you arrive home, place the frozen
food in the freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and
labelled and used in date order to ensure that food
is consumed at its best.
Lean food keeps better and longer than fatty food,
salt reduces the storage time.
Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing
bags or foil so that they adhere to the food and
provide an airtight seal.
Packaging which is swollen or has traces of
refrozen water droplets on the pack could indicate
that the product has not been kept at a suitable
temperature and that it may have lost its original
6
quality. Partially thawed food must not be
refrozen, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage times indicated by the
manufacturer.
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated
room and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages
before placing them in the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to
the freezer.
Try to avoid keeping the lid open for long periods
or opening the lid too frequently as warm air will
enter the cabinet and cause the compressor to
switch on unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the
lid from closing properly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen foods, keep the lid closed. If the temperature
within your freezer should rise, do not refreeze the
food without checking its condition. The following
guidelines should assist you:
Ice cream:
Once thawed should be
discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables:
If soft should be cooked
and used up.
Breads & Cakes:
Can be refrozen without
danger.
Shellfish:
Should be refrigerated
and used up quickly.
Cooked Dishes:
i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can
be
refrozen
providing there are still
ice crystals remaining
within them.
Small Joints:
Should be cooked and
can then be refrozen as
cooked dishes.
Chicken:
Should also be cooked
and refrozen as a fresh
dish.
Defrosting
Maintenance and Cleaning
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided whenever the
thickness of frost exceeds 1 /4".
During this operation it is not necessary to switch off
the power supply or to remove the foodstuffs.
However, when the ice becomes very thick on the
inner liner, complete defrosting should be carried out
and it is advisable to perform this operation when the
appliance is empty.
)
To carry out complete defrosting:
1. Disconnect the freezer from the electricity supply.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap in several layers of
newspaper and store in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open.
4. To accelerate the defrosting process place a bowl
of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer and
close the lid.
5. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly.
6. Turn the thermostat control back to a medium setting
between 3-4 and leave to run for at least 2 hours.
7. Replace the previously removed food.
Before any maintenance or cleaning is
carried out you must DISCONNECT the
appliance from the electricity supply
Internal Cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda (5m1 to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER use detergents, abrasive
powders, highly perfumed cleaning
products or wax polishes to clean the
interior as these will damage the
surface and leave a strong odour.
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
When the Appliance is not in Use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all
foods and clean the appliance, leaving the lid open
to prevent unpleasant smells.
Important
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs during
defrosting may shorten their safe storage life.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from
the evaporator as this could damage the appliance
beyond repair.
Something Not Working
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before calling out an engineer.
Defect:
Check if:
Possible cause:
Freezer not cold
enough
Temperature of stored foods Plug not connected correctly
increases (becomes hotter). Defect in switch or fuse
Power failure
Too much frost formed Lid does not close
Lid in contact with goods in
completely
freezer
Lot of moisture in the room
Moisture from washing
machine, tumble-dryer, etc.
Goods packed poorly
Lot of moisture from goods
Action:
Check plug and socket
Check fuse, call electrician
Wait until power is restored
Re-arrange goods, check that
lid closes correctly
Move freezer to a room with
less moisture, or air regularly
Re-pack goods, see under
“How to use”
If after all above checks there is still a fault, contact your local Service Force Centre.
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made, as the engineer will make a
charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for any in-guarantee service calls.
7
Technical Specifications
ZFC 35C
Model
Volume (gross)
Volume (net)
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Energy consumpt./24h
Freezing capacity
Hold-over time
Rated power
Voltage
Climatic class
litres
litres
cm
cm
cm
kg
kWh
kg/24h
hours
W
Volts
105
102
85
55
59,3
27
0,684
12
26
66
230
SN
ZFC 11 JE
CFI 105
105
102
85
55
59,3
27
0,569
12
26
66
230
SN
Installation
Positioning
Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface,
resting on all four feet. Use a wooden block or
similar object to compensate for any bumps/holes
in the surface.
The room should be dry and adequately ventilated.
Temperatures of the external environment have an
impact on the energy consumption of the device.
Therefore:
-do not put the device to a place exposed to
sunshine ore besides a radiator or oven,
-put it to a place where the temperature of the
environment corresponds to the climatic
classification for which the device was designed.
Climatic classification Ambient temperature
limits
SN
from +10°C to +32°C
N
from +16°C to +32°C
ST
from +18°C to +38°C
T
from +18°C to +43°C
If the freezer has been handled standing on end it
should be allowed to stand in normal position for
about 12 hours before switching it on.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it
is easily accessible for the engineer in the event of
a breakdown.
8
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required lo 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 observed.
Electrical Requirements
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
The appliance is supplied with a 13amp plug fitted. In
the event of having to change the fuse in the plug
supplied, a 13amp ASTA approved (B51362) fuse
must be used. Should the plug need to be replaced
for any reason. The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
GREEN & YELLOW
E
Earth
Neutral
Live
The wire coloured green and yellow must be
connected to the terminal marked with the letter "E" or
by the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal "N" or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal marked "L" or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray
strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be
secure over the outer sheath.
13 A
Green and Yellow:
Blue :
Brown :
N
L
BROWN
BLUE
P1041
CORD CLAMP
9
10
11
www.electrolux.com
www.zanussi.co.uk
820 418 966 - 00 - 26032008