FREEZER
ZV 40 R
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
2222693-03
CONTENTS
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Important Safety Instructions
3
Technical Specifications
13
Description of the Appliance
4
Installation
13
Operation
4
Positioning
Door Reversal
Before use
Freezer controls
Starting your appliance
Temperature control
Warning light (red)
Freezing fresh food
Frozen food storage
Thawing
Ice making
Normal Operating Sound
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
6
6
6
Health and safety guidelines
7
Defrosting
8
Maintenance and Cleaning
9
Internal cleaning
External cleaning
When the appliance is not use
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9
9
Something not Working?
10
Service and Spare Parts
11
Customer Care Department
11
Guarantee Conditions
12
Electrical Connection
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 of these warnings contact the Customer Care Departement.
Prior to Installation
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Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstance should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
Installation
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This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
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It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
attempt to modify this product in any way.
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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.
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Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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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.
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The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
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Containers with flammable gases or liquids can
leak at low temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials, such as spray
cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the
freezer.
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Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has
thawed out.
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Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer.
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Ice lollies can cause ‘frost/freezer burns’ if consumed straight from the freezer.
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Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
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Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment they can burst when the contents
freeze.
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Manufacturers’ recommended storage times
should be adhered to.Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
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Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance
and disconnect from the electrical supply.
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When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
Refrigerant
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During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain that none of the components of
the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
Servicing
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
- avoid open flames and sources of ignition.
- thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated.
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This product should be serviced by an authorised
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
used.
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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.
Child Safety
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Do not allow children to tamper with the controls
or play with the product.
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There is a risk of suffocation! Keep packaging
material away from children!
At the end of the Appliance Life
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When disposing of your appliance use an authorised disposal site.
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Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
During Use
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This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs
only. It is not intended for commercial or industrial
use.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLIANCE
A
B
D
C
A
B
C
D
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Freezer controls
Freezer calendar (recomended storage times for frozen foods)
Freezer food storage compartment
Freezing fresh food compartment
OPERATION
Before use
Remove all securing tapes. Wash inside the appliance with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda
(5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry thoroughly.
Freezer controls
6
5
4
1
2
3
4
5
- Thermostat control
- Fast freeze switch
- Fast freeze light (yellow)
- Warning light (red)
- Mains-on light (green)
1
2
3
1
2
4
3 4 5
Frozen food storage
Starting your appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket. The pilot light
“5” will light up to show that the appliance is on.
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least two hours in the «fast
freeze» mode before storing frozen food.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
we strongly recommend that you make sure that the
commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately
stored by the retailer and, furthermore, be sure that
these frozen foodstuffs are transferred from the
foodstore to your freezer in the shortest possible
time (a temperature increase of the frozen food
could shorten its storage period).
It is also advisable not to exceed the storage period
indicated by the producer of the food.
Finally, do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than is absolutely necessary.
Temperature control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by
the thermostat situated at the top of the cabinet.
To operate the freezer proceed as follows:
Turn the thermostat control beyond the «O» position.
When you first start the freezer, we suggest that you
turn the thermostat control to a medium setting. For
easier turning of this control, use a small coin.
The internal temperature of the freezer is automatically adjusted by the thermostat to ensure safe food
storage. However, if the appliance is working in
unfavourable room conditions such as poor ventilation, high temperature and frequent door openings, it
may be necessary to select a more suitable setting.
To obtain a colder temperature, turn the thermostat
control to the higher numbers; to obtain a warmer
temperature turn the control to the lower numbers.
Important
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks
etc.), in the freezer.
Water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer, can possibly
result in 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".
If there is a power failure during the storage
of frozen food, do not open the door during
the whole time of the power failure. If the
freezer is fully loaded, the frozen food will
not be affected if the power cut is of short
duration; otherwise, it is recommended to
consume the food within a very short time.
Warning light (red)
If the temperature warning light “4” lights up, it indicates that the temperature within the freezer has
reached a level where safe food storage is no longer
ensured.
When the freezer is first switched on, the warning
light will stay on until the temperature has dropped
to a safe level for the storage of frozen food.
Freezing fresh food
In any 24 hour period you can freeze up to 12 kg of
fresh food.
When you first start the freezer, or after a period of
non-use, push the fast-freeze button “2” to the
“ON” position 2-3 hours before you want to freeze
your food (the yellow light “3” lights up).
If the freezer is already in operation, the fast-freeze
switch should be activated about 24 hours before
freezing fresh food. This time can be shortened
depending on the quantity of food to be frozen. After
the time has elapsed place the food to be frozen in
the top compartment of the freezer as this is the
coldest part.
Once the food is completely frozen (which could
take up to 24 hours) return the fast freeze switch to
the «OFF» position; the yellow light “3” goes off.
Distribute the frozen food packages in the other
compartments, so that the top compartment can be
used for a further freezing operation.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned
foodstuffs.
Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is
already frozen.
During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer
door remains closed.
If required, to accomodate large items, the wire
shelf in the central compartment can be removed to
make use of the appliance’s full volume.
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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.
Ice making
Fill the ice tray with water to the top of each ice cube
compartment, and place it in the freezer. To release
the ice cubes, twist the tray along its length. Never
use a sharp instrument to remove ice from the tray.
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds when
the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or tubing
at the rear, to the fixed freezer shelves.
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.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
Because of consumer demand, preservatives have been removed from many pre-prepared food. This
together with the changes in shopping habits to a once-a-week shop, mean that safe handling and
storage of food is even more important than ever.
The following tips should help you to ensure that the food in your home is in as perfect condition as
possible.
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Keep the freezer door closed as much as possible.
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Do not push food together too much, try to
allow air to circulate around each item.
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Cool cooked food as quickly as possible but do
NOT place in the freezer until cool. (Leave food
in a cool place in order that it can then be
placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible).
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Do not store food uncovered.
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The best way to defrost food is to put it in the
refrigerator to thaw slowly.
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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.
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It is important that food is used before its “best
before” date.
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Always wash your hands with soapy water and
dry them with a clean towel before handling
food.
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Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross contamination by not using the same work surface
or knife, without washing them thoroughly in
between.
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The foods to be frozen must be fresh and of the
best quality.
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The size of each pack should be small enough
to ensure that it is used in one go. Small packs
freeze more quickly and uniformly and give better results.
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Frozen food, once thawed, must not be
refrozen. Lean food keeps better and longer
than fatty food, salt reduces the storage time.
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Wrap the food in polythene or aluminium freezing bags or foil so that they adhere to the food
and provide an airlight seal.
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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
quality. Partially thawed food must not be
refrozen, it must be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage time indicated.
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Never place bottles or cans of fizzy drink in the
freezer as they may explode. Containers with a lid
must not be filled to the brim.
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Do not open the door or place extra fresh food in
the freezer next to food which is already frozen as
this could cause the temperature of the frozen
food to rise and its quality and storage life to
reduce.
DEFROSTING
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided, whenever the thickness of the 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 carry out this operation when the
appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers
of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
2. Turn the thermostat control to the «O» setting.
3. Leave the door open.
4. Introduce the plastic scraper in the appropriate
seating at the base of the cabinet as shown in the
figure and place a basin underneath to collect the
defrost water.
D068
5. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly.
Turn the thermostat control to a medium setting
between 2 and 4 and, after letting the appliance run
for at least two hours in the «fast freeze» mode,
replace the previously removed food into the compartments.
Do not forget to release the fast freeze switch when
you replace the food in the freezer.
Important
In the event of a power failure causing
the temperature within your freezer to
rise, do not re-freeze the food without
checking its condition. The following
guidelines should assist you:
Important
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their
storage life.
Ice-cream: once thawed should be
discarded.
Fruits & Vegetables: if soft should be
cooked and used up.
Breads & Cakes: can be re-frozen 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 re-frozen pro
viding there are still ice crystals remaining
within them.
Small Joints: should be cooked and can
then be re-frozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: should also be cooked and refrozen as a cooked dish.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off
frost from the evaporator as you could damage the appliance beyond repair.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried
out, DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
Internal cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda (5ml 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 SMELL.
External cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet door with warm soapy water.
Do NOT use abrasive products.
Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grill)
and the compressor at the back of the appliance, with
a brush or vacuum cleaner, see figure.
You MUST ensure that the appliance is switched OFF.
An accumulation of dust will affect the performance of
the appliance and cause excessive electricity consumption.
CONDENSER
COMPRESSOR
D358
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 door ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
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SOMETHING NOT WORKING?
Important: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below, or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or
installation a charge will be made, even if the appliance is under guarantee.
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre check the following points.
Symptom
Solution
No power to appliance
- Check there is power at the socket.
- Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
- Check the fuse has not blown.
The temperature in the freezer is too high
- Check the thermostat knob is turned to the correct
setting relative to ambient conditions.
- Check the ambient temperature is within the appliances
operating limits of 10°C to 32°C.
Relocate the appliance if necessary.
The freezer door will not open
- Has the door just been opened?
If so leave for a few minutes to allow the air pressure to
equalise.
The compressor runs continuously
- Adjust the thermostat knob to give correct temperature
control. See page 5.
- Check that the door is closed.
- Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet/and or door is frequently opened.
- Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Excessive frost and ice has built up.
- Ensure the door is not left open.
- Check that nothing is preventing the door from closing.
Is the door gasket intact and clean.
- Has advised periodic defrosting been carried out.
Noise
- Refer to normal operating sounds.
If after the above checks, there is still a fault, call 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.
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SERVICE AND SPARE PARTS
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if
you wish to purchase spare parts please contact
your local Zanussi Service Force Centre by
telephoning:
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading ‘Something
Not Working?’
When you contact the Service Centre you will need
to give the following details.
0870 5 929929
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model serial no. of the appliance (found on
the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Your call will be routed to the Service Force Centre
covering your post code area. The address of your
local Service Force Centre is detailed in the
accompanying Customer Care Book.
CUSTOMER CARE DEPARTMENT
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi appliance or for further information on Zanussi products, you
are invited to contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone as follows:
Customer Care Department
Zanussi
Zanussi House
Hambridge Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5EP
Tel: 01635 521313
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GUARANTEE CONDITIONS
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Zanussi Limited, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of purchase this Zanussi appliance or any
part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option
repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
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The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
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The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufactuer's
instructions.
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The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authoried by us.
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All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Zanussi Service Force Centre.
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Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
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This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these
hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
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Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, thc replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
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Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside
the United Kingdom.
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Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental
agreements.
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Products of Zanussi manufacture which are not marketed by Zanussi Limited.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
subject to the following qualifications:
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The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
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The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new
country of use for this brand or range of products.
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This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
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Your new home is within European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
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The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a
normal household.
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The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your
new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look
after you and your appliance.
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
UK
Senlis
Nurenberg
Pordenone
Stockholm
Newbury
+33
+49
+39
+46
+44
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
44 62 29 99
911 323 2600
1678 47053
8 738 79 50
1753 219897
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
Height
Width
Depth
POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY
TOTAL POWER ABSORBED
AVERAGE DAILY UNITS ELECTRICITY (*)
220-240 V / 50 Hz
120 W
0,9 kWh
GROSS CAPACITY
100 l
NET CAPACITY
85
cm
49.5 cm
60
cm
90 l
STAR RATING
(*)This figure is based on standard test results in accordance with the European Standard EN153. Actual consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located.
INSTALLATION
Positioning
A
B
10 mm
10 mm
100 mm
For this appliance to work efficiently, it should be
located away from heat sources, e.g. cookers, radiators, boilers, direct sunlight etc. This also includes
locations or rooms where the ambient temperature
reaches above 32°C (90°F) or drops below 10°C
(50°F),e.g. conservatories.
You should also ensure that air can circulate freely
around the back and the top of the cabinet. There
must also be a minimum distance beween the top of
the cabinet and any overhanging kitchen furniture as
shown in the figure.
Do not obstruct the space underneath. The back of
the cabinet may be placed close to the wall but must
not touch it. DO NOT install in places with restricted
ventilation.
NP006
Adjust the level of the appliance by screwing out the
adjustable foot, or feet, at the bottom of the cabinet
using your fingers.
D200
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Door Reversal
Before carrying out the operations described below,
pull out the mains plug from the wall socket.
You will need a Philips screwdriver (cross headed)
and a normal screwdriver (slot headed).
To carry out this reversal go through the following
steps:
1. Gently lay the appliance on its back with the top
held away from the floor by 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) of
packing.
2. Remove the bottom door hinge (5).
3. Remove the door (4) by opening it and pulling it
gently downwards to remove it from the top hinge
pin (2).
4. Unscrew the top hinge pin (2) from the top hinge
(1) and replace it in the opposite hole on the left
hand side.
5. Unscrew the foot at the base (6) of the appliance
and refit it on the opposite side.
6. Refit the door and the bottom hinge to the left hand
side.
When the bottom hinge is screwed in, a certain
amount of force is exerted on the screws.
It is therefore advisable to lubricate the screw tips
before starting this operation.
Important
After completion of the door reversal operation, verify that the door gasket is sealing
onto the cabinet.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directive
No. 87/308 of 2.6.87 relative to radio interference
suppression.
WARNING:
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should this safety measure not be
observed.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directive:
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive)
and subsequent amendments.
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
- Compatibility Directive) and subsequent amendments.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the
appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case it should be
plugged into a 13amp socket in another part of your
home.
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer
in the event of breakdown.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
GREEN & YELLOW
13 AMP
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in
the mains lead of your appliance, may not correspond with the markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green and the Yellow (earth) wire to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
«E» or the earth symbol
, or coloured green and
yellow.
13 AMP. FUSE
BROWN
BLUE
D207
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «N» or coloured
black.
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «L» or colured
red.
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse.
For replacement, use a 13amp BS1362 fuse. Only
ASTA or BSI approved fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is
lost. The cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured
insert at the base of the plug.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from
your local Zanussi Service Force Centre whose
address is listed in the Customer Care Booklet which
accompanies your instruction manual.
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CORD CLAMP