Zanussi ZFC 66/14 Specifications

REFRIGERATORFREEZER
ZFC 66/14
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET
2222 022-97/1
CONTENTS
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before using . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear spacers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The electrical connections . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reversing the doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Your appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Refrigerator/Freezer - Starting-up and temperature regulation
Fresh food refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The freezer compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frozen food storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ice making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Positioning the door shelves . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cool check temperature guide . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Everyday use of the cool check temperature guide . . . .
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Health and safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance and cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Internal cleaning, external cleaning . . . . . . . . . .
When the appliance is not in use, changing the light bulb . .
What happens if something goes wrong? . . . . . . . . .
Guarantee conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
Height
Width
Depth
POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE AND FREQUENCY
220-240 V / 50 Hz
TOTAL POWER ABSORBED
120 W
AVERAGE DAILY UNITS ELECTRICITY
1.20 kWh
GROSS CAPACITY
Fridge
Freezer
185 l
40 l
NET CAPACITY
Fridge
Freezer
177 l
40 l
STAR RATING
2
145 cm
52.5 cm
59 cm
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WARNINGS
IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT THIS INSTRUCTION
BOOK SHOULD BE RETAINED WITH THE APPLIANCE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. SHOULD THE APPLIANCE
BE SOLD OR TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER OWNER, OR
SHOULD YOU MOVE HOUSE AND LEAVE THE
APPLIANCE, ALWAYS ENSURE THAT THE BOOK IS
SUPPLIED WITH THE APPLIANCE IN ORDER THAT
THE NEW OWNER CAN GET TO KNOW THE
FUNCTIONING OF THE APPLIANCE AND THE
RELEVANT WARNINGS.
ª The cooling plate or refrigerated freezer shelves
in this appliance contain channels through which
the refrigerant passes. If these are punctured
this would cause substantial damage to the
appliance and result in food loss. DO NOT USE
SHARP INSTRUMENTS to scrape off frost or
ice. Under NO circumstances should solid ice be
forced off the lining or shelves. Solid ice should be
allowed to thaw, when defrosting the appliance.
See Defrost instructions.
THESE WARNINGS ARE PROVIDED IN THE INTEREST
OF SAFETY. YOU MUST READ THEM CAREFULLY
BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING THE APPLIANCE.
ª The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
ª This appliance is designed to be operated by
adults. Children should not be allowed to tamper
with the controls or play with the product.
ª This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
ª Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
ª This product should be serviced by an authorised
ZANUSSI Service Centre, and only genuine
spare parts should be used.
ª It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way.
ª Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance
does not stand on the electrical supply cable.
ª ZANUSSI domestic refrigerators, freezers and
fridge/freezers are designed to be used
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs
only.
ª Do not remove items from the freezer if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin
abrasions or “frost/freezer burns”.
ª Ice lollies can cause “frost/freezer burns” if
consumed straight from the freezer.
ª Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant
instructions.
ª Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Refer to your local
ZANUSSI Service Centre and always insist on
genuine spare parts.
ª There are working parts in this product which
heat up. Always ensure that there is adequate
ventilation as a failure to do this will result in
possible food loss. See installation instructions.
ª Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Wherever 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.
ª Before defrosting, cleaning or maintenance work
is carried out, be sure to switch off the appliance
and unplug it.
ª Frozen food must NOT be re-frozen once it has
thawed out.
ª Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in
damage to the appliance.
01/96
2222 022-97/1
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CONSERVATION
In the interests of the Environment:
For maximum efficiency:
When disposing of your old fridge, freezer or fridge/
freezer.
Make sure that the appliance is cleaned properly.
Help to keep your country tidy – use authorised
disposal sites for your old appliances.
Make sure that the door is closed properly.
Do not position the appliance near to sources of
heat.
Do not over-fill your appliance, air MUST be
allowed to circulate.
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INSTALLATION
Warning
IF YOU ARE DISCARDING AN OLD
APPLIANCE THAT HAS A LOCK OR CATCH
ON THE DOOR, YOU MUST ENSURE THAT IT
IS MADE UNUSABLE TO PREVENT YOUNG
CHILDREN BEING TRAPPED INSIDE.
Depending upon the position you choose for your
appliance, you may wish to reverse the way in which
the door opens. To do this, refer to instructions on
“Door reversal directions” paragraph.
Adjust the level of the appliance by screwing out
the adjustable foot, or feet, at the bottom of the
cabinet using your fingers or a spanner (see Fig. 2).
Fig. 2
Positioning
100 mm min.
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 degrees C or drops
below 10 degrees (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 at least 100 mm (4”) distance between
the top of the cabinet and any overhanging kitchen
furniture (Fig. 1-A). Ideally, the appliance should
not be positioned beneath overhanging furniture
(Fig. 1-B).
Fig. 1
A
D200
Before using
Remove all securing tapes. Wash inside the
appliance with lukewarm water and a little
bicarbonate of soda (one teaspoonful to one quart of
water). Do not use soap or detergent as the smell
might linger. Dry thoroughly.
Rear spacers
In the plastic envelope containing the Operating
Instructions are also included two wall spacers to be
fitted into the special openings provided on the back
of the appliance.
Push-fit the spacers into the openings, making sure
the arrow (A) is positioned as per Fig. 3 and then
turn the spacers through 45° until they lock in
(arrow (A) in a vertical position).
Fig. 3
B
D042
There should also be a gap of 25 mm either side of
the appliance. 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.
A
45°
D039
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The electrical connections
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety
measure not be observed.
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.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
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:
Fig. 4
13 AMP. FUSE
13 AMP
GREEN & YELLOW
BROWN
BLUE
D207
CORD CLAMP
Connect the Green and 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.
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
coloured red.
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse.
For replacement, use a 13amp BSI362 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.
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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.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directive No. 87/308
of 2.6.87 relative to radio interference suppression.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directives:
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and
subsequent modifications;
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive) and subsequent
modifications.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is
easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a
breakdown.
Reversing the doors
Unplug the appliance and proceed as follows.
1. Remove the strip (A-Fig. 5-6) using a
screwdriver.
3. Dismantle the middle hinge (E-Fig. 7), rotate 180°
and refit on the opposite side. The holes are masked
by the plugs (F-Fig. 8). These will be used to plug
the holes left free.
Fig. 7
Fig. 5
E
A
D045
Fig. 8
D044
2. Unscrew the pin (B) and washer (C) from the
hinge (D) (Fig. 6).
Slide the upper door out of the middle hinge (EFig. 7).
Fig. 6
F
D
B
D047
C
A
4. Position the washer (C) under the upper hinge on
the opposite side (Fig. 9), refit the upper door and
retighten the pin (B) on the opposite side (Fig. 9).
Fig. 9
A
D046
G
B
C
D043
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5. Refit the control panel strip (A) ensuring that the
side runners (G-Fig. 9) slot into the grooves on the
control panel strip.
6. Lay the machine on its back and unscrew the left
levelling foot.
7. Unscrew the right levelling foot (H), hinge (I) and
the stop (L) (Fig. 10) and refit them on the other
side.
8. Refit the foot previously removed (point 6) on the
right side.
9. Remove the handles (Fig. 11).
Refit the handles on the opposite side.
Fig. 10
L
I
H
D537
Fig. 11
D162
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YOUR APPLIANCE
A
B
C
D
E
O
N
M
L
K
J
F
G
I
H
A - Shelf for freezing fresh foods
H - Bottle storage shelf
B - Freezer calender (recommended storage times
for frozen foods)
I - Salad drawers (to keep fruit and vegetables
fresh)
C - Frozen food storage
J - Glass shelf (for storing fresh meat)
D - Ice trays
K - Meat box
E - Dairy compartment (for dairy products to
prevent tainting)
L - Cool check temperature guide
F - Shelf with egg trays
G - Can storage shelf
M - Drain channel
N - Cooked foods storage shelves
O - Thermostat control for both compartments
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OPERATION
Refrigerator/Freezer - Starting-up and
temperature regulation
Insert the plug into the wall socket. Open the
refrigerator door and turn the thermostat knob, to
be found on the upper right side of the inner liner,
clockwise, from the «O» position, to start the
appliance.
Temperature adjustment is obtained by turning the
thermostat knob to the required setting. A medium
setting of between 2-4 is generally the most
suitable.
However, the thermostat knob setting should be
adjusted depending on the temperature required
inside the appliance.
This, in turn, depends on a number of factors such
as the ambient temperature, the number of times
the door is opened, the quantity of food stored and
the location of the appliance.
Turn the knob clockwise, to higher numbers, to
obtain a lower temperature, or anticlockwise if a
higher temperature is required.
Important
If the fridge is not defrosting correctly, it is possible
that because a very low temperature has been
selected, the motor is working continuously, which
prevents the defrost cycle from operating.
To ensure correct defrosting, a lower number
should be selected on the thermostat and you should
notice that the motor cuts out from time to time,
which is correct.
If you wish to return to a lower temperature, turn
the thermostat to a higher number, however you
should turn the setting lower occasionally to allow
automatic defrosting.
Fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance, do not store warm
food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator; do
cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong
flavour.
Do not cover the shelves with any protective
material, such as paper, cardboard or plastic, which
may obstruct the air circulation through them.
To help you use your refrigerator correctly, here are
some more useful hints:
Raw meat and poultry: wrap in polythene bags and
place on top of the salad crisper.
Meat can only be stored safely in this way for one or two
days at the most.
Fruit & vegetables: these should be thoroughly
cleaned and placed in the bottom drawers.
Butter & cheese: these should be placed in special
airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or
polythene bags to exclude as much air as possible.
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Milk bottles: these should have a cap and should be
stored in the bottle rack on the door.
The freezer compartment
The four-star freezer compartment is suitable for
storage of commercially frozen food and for freezing
fresh foods.
Temperature control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by
the same thermostat which controls the
temperature within the fridge. Normally, it is not
necessary to adjust the thermostat setting when
freezing fresh food.
Freezing fresh food
In any 24 hours you can freeze up to 3 kg.
Place food to be frozen on the shelf of the freezer as
this is the coldest part.
The food to be frozen must be fresh and of the best
quality.
The size of each pack should be small enough to
ensure that it is used in one go. Small packs freeze
quickly.
Frozen food, once thawed, must not be refrozen.
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. Stick a label on each pack
showing the contents and date of freezing. This
makes it easy to check storage times.
Never place hot food, bottles or cans of fizzy drink
in the freezer as they may explode. Containers with
a lid must not be filled to the brim.
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.
Important:
After removing food from the freezer, wait 1 or 2
minutes before opening the freezer door again or it
may be difficult to open.
This is quite normal and due to the air pressure
inside the freezer compartment.
Frozen food storage
Thawing
If the freezer has been out of use for some time, we
advise you to run your appliance for at least two
hours with the thermostat control to the highest
number before storing frozen food.
Food can be thawed in a number of ways, depending
on the type of food and the size of the packs.
Meat, fish and fruit should be thawed in the
refrigeration compartment and small pieces of meat
or poultry can even be cooked while still frozen, but
you must ensure that it is thoroughly cooked
through.
Vegetables should be directly immersed in boiling
water; ready-cooked dishes can be placed directly in
the oven in their aluminium wrapping.
A microwave oven is particularly suitable for
thawing any type of frozen or deep-frozen food:
follow the oven instructions, particularly regarding
the placement of aluminium wrapping in the oven.
Storing ready-frozen foods is quite straightforward.
The packs can be placed beside each other or on top
of each other.
You are strongly advised to place ready-frozen food
in the compartment as quickly as possible after
purchase. Also ensure that the external packaging
is intact.
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 times indicated.
Do not open the freezer door too often and do not
leave open longer than necessary.
Important
Ice making
Fill the ice trays with water to the top of each ice
cube compartment, and place them in the freezer
compartment. To release the ice cubes, twist the
tray along its length.
Never use a sharp instrument to remove the ice
trays.
Do not consume ice-lollies which have just come out
of the freezer. Their extremely low temperature can
cause frost burns.
Do not remove items from the freezer if your hands
are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
“frost/freezer burns”.
Caution
In the event of a power cut the food in the freezer
will not be affected if the power cut is short and if
the freezer is full. Do not open the door. Should the
food begin to thaw, it must be consumed quickly and
must not be re-frozen.
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The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with
runners so that shelves can be positioned as desired
(Fig. 12).
Fig. 12
Important
The guide is only suitable for use in the model
supplied and accurate temperature guidance cannot
be guaranteed if transferred to other appliances.
The guide will not work in the freezer
compartment.
Starting the appliance
D040
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various sizes,
the door shelves can be adjusted in height.
To do this proceed as per Fig. 13.
Fig. 13
Check that the shelf with the Cool Check is
positioned correctly (as described previously). Close
the door and leave the appliance overnight to allow
the temperature to reach a safe level.
If after waiting overnight the temperature guide
still shows TOO WARM, adjust the thermostat to a
higher number, close the door and allow to stand
overnight.
A higher thermostat setting may be required to
keep the fridge temperature at the safe storage
level during warmer weather.
For more information on starting you appliance, see
“Operation”.
Everyday use of the cool check temperature guide
During everyday use a fridge door is opened many
times and as a result temperature fluctuation may
occur. A Zanussi fridge is designed to cope with any
changes in temperature but under certain
conditions the temperature guide in the appliance
may show TOO WARM.
D113
Cool check temperature guide
This model has a cool check temperature guide
fitted to a shelf in the fridge compartment. The
guide is designed to show whether the fridge is
operating at safe temperatures for all food types.
The guide consists of a temperature sensitive strip
sealed in the shelf trim.
When the fridge is operating at the safe
temperature to store food, the guide will appear
black. If the temperature in the fridges rises the
guide will show the words TOO WARM. The
temperature in the fridge may rise if the door has
just been opened, the fridge has just been loaded
with shopping or if the room temperature is higher
than normal. See “Everyday use of the temperature
guide” for further information.
The shelf with Cool Check temperature guide must
be placed in the fridge according to the instructions
located on the fridge wall and always ensure the
guide is at the front.
When cleaning the shelf take care not to immerse
the guide in water and wipe any spills from the
holder quickly.
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What to do if the Cool Check temperature guide shows
TOO WARM
The Cool Check guide may show TOO WARM if:
1. The fridge is switched off.
ACTION: Start the appliance in accordance with
the instructions.
2. The fridge door has recently been opened or is left
open for more than approximately one minute.
ACTION: As mentioned before the temperature
guide is sensitive to changes in fridge
temperature and opening the fridge door for
prolonged periods may cause the guide to show
TOO WARM. This should not cause concern as
such fluctuations in temperature do not generally
affect the safe storage of food.
Leave the fridge door closed for as long as
possible so the temperature returns to a safe
level, the guide should then appear black.
3. The fridge has been loaded with fresh shopping.
ACTION: When fresh shopping or additional
quantities of food are placed in the fridge, the
temperature may rise and cause the guide to
show TOO WARM.
Do not adjust the thermostat as the time taken
for the guide to appear black will depend on the
quantity and the temperature of food introduced.
4. The fridge temperature is above the recommended
maximum for the safe storage of all food types.
ACTION: To lower the fridge temperature, adjust
the thermostat, then leave the appliance
overnight before checking the guide again.
5. If the guide is still showing TOO WARM, adjust the
thermostat again, to a colder setting, and leave
the appliance overnight before checking the
guide again.
Freezer
Defrosting
– Remove any food from inside the freezer and
fridge, wrap it in several sheets of newspaper and
store in a cool place.
Refrigerator
When the frost has reached a thickness of up to
4mm it can be removed using the ice scraper
provided with the appliance. During this operation
it is not necessary to disconnect the appliance from
the mains and remove the food. Never use metal
tools for this operation.
For complete defrosting (once or twice a year)
proceed as follows:
– turn the thermostat dial to the «OFF» position
(O) or disconnect the appliance from the mains.
The refrigerator automatically defrosts every time
the compressor stops. The water is discharged, via
the pipe, into a tray located at the back of the
appliance above the compressor, where it
evaporates.
– Leave the door open.
Important
Important
To avoid defrost water overflowing into the fridge,
periodically clean the water discharge hole in the
centre of the V shaped drip collector at the back of
the refrigerator compartment behind the fruit and
vegetable drawers. Use the special cleaner
provided which you will find already inserted into
the discharge hole (Fig. 15).
When defrosting the freezer, the fridge is also
controlled by the thermostat and will not be
operational during this period.
Attention!
Fig. 14
D037
– Clean and dry thoroughly.
– Reconnect the appliance to the mains or reset the
thermostat to a functioning position.
«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.»
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 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 re-frozen as a
cooked dish.
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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.
ª Keep the time between buying chilled food and
placing it in your fridge as short as possible. Tests
showed that the temperature of 1 litre of orange
juice rose to 22°C in an hour between the
supermarket and home. It then took 11 hours to
get down to 7°C in the refrigerator.
ª Remove suspect food from your refrigerator and
clean the interior with a solution of bicarbonate of
soda in warm water (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
ª Never allow spillages to dry and harden.
ª 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.
ª It is important that food is used before its “best
before” date.
ª Store eggs in the egg rack provided in the
refrigerator door. Discard any broken or chipped
eggs.
ª Keep the refrigerator door closed as much as
possible. Remember that warm air is flowing in
as you are deciding what to have for tea!
ª Regularly check the refrigerator door seal to
ensure that it is clean and free from bits and
pieces.
ª Do not push food together too much, try to allow
air circulate around each item.
ª Always wash your hands with soapy water and
dry them with a clean towel before handling food.
ª Cool cooked food as quickly as possible but do
NOT place in the refrigerator or freezer until
cool. (Leave food in a place as cool as possible in
order that it can then be placed in the
refrigerator or freezer as soon as possible).
ª Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross
contamination by not using the same work
surface or knife, without washing them
thoroughly in between.
ª Do NOT mix raw and cooked meat, they must be
in separate containers. Take care not to let the
meat juices drip onto other food. If the meat does
drip, remove everything and clean thoroughly.
ª Do not store food uncovered.
ª The best way to defrost food is to put it in the
refrigerator to thaw slowly.
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ª Use kitchen roll wherever possible for cleaning
up food. If you use a dishcloth, be sure to boil it
frequently.
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.
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 doors ajar
to prevent unpleasant smells.
Changing the light bulb
Should the interior light fail to work, first switch off
the appliance and disconnect from the electricity
supply, then replace the bulb as follows, see Fig. 17.
Fig. 16
Clean the drain hole of the water trough at regular
intervals and make sure that the drain hole is never
obstructed, so that the defrost water may flow
freely.
External cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet 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 Fig. 16.
Fig. 15
D201
Unscrew the light cover and then pull it outward
toward the middle of the cabinet. Unscrew the bulb
and replace it with a new 15 watt bulb (available
from your nearest Zanussi Service Centre).
Replace the light cover by sliding it into its original
position and replacing the screw.
CONDENSER
DEFROST
TRAY
COMPRESSOR
D280
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.
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WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG?
Before contacting your local Zanussi Service
Centre, check the following points:
The appliance does not work...
Check that:
ª There is power at the socket.
ª Ensure that there is not a power cut by checking
the household lights.
ª The fuse has not blown.
ª The air circulation passages are not covered.
ª The thermostat dial is in the correct position.
Vibration or abnormal noises...
ª You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils
of tubing at the rear, to the cooling plate/
evaporator. When the compressor is on, the
refrigerant is being pumped round, and you will
hear a whirring 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.
Traces of water on the bottom of the fridge
compartment...
Check that:
ª The defrosting water discharge hole is not
obstructed.
The light does not come on...
Check that:
ª The bulb is fitted correctly.
ª Replace the bulb if it has blown.
Fridge does not defrost...
Check that:
ª The thermostat setting is not too high (see
page 9).
Other points to check...
Check that:
ª Have you turned the thermostat to the correct
setting?
ª Have doors been left open causing the
temperature to rise?
ª Sometimes the freezer door will be difficult to
open shortly after you have closed it. Don’t worry
this is due to pressure difference which will
quickly equalise and allow the door to open
normally.
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If, after the above checks, there is still a fault, call
your local Zanussi Service Centre, whose address
can be found in the accompanying Customer Care
Booklet, and can also be found in your local
telephone directory under «Z». Please make sure
you give the model and serial number of the
appliance. This information can be found on the
rating plate inside the fridge compartment on the
left side behind the vegetable drawer, or on the
guarantee certificate.
Original spare parts can be purchased from Zanussi
Service Centres.
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 inguarantee service calls.
SERVICE DETAILS - ADHESIVE LABEL
When you return your guarantee card to Zanussi
Ltd., you will receive an Appliance Guarantee and
Maintenance Record Card together with an
adhesive label. The label can be stuck to the
machine or adjacent furniture.
PEACE OF MIND FOR TWELVE MONTHS
Zanussi standard guarantee conditions
Exclusions
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
other legal rights which will not be excluded or in
any way diminished by the return of this guarantee
card.
This guarantee does not cover:
We, Zanussi Ltd., undertake that if, within twelve
months of the date of the 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 ANY CHARGE for labour,
materials or carriage on condition that:
ª Costs incurred for calls to put right machines
improperly installed or calls to machines outside
the United Kingdom.
ª The appliance has been correctly installed and
used only on the electricity supply stated on the
rating plate.
ª Products of Zanussi manufacture which are NOT
marketed by Zanussi Ltd.
ª The appliance has been used for normal domestic
purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s operating and maintenance
instructions.
ª The appliance has not been serviced, maintained,
repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
person not authorised by us.
ª Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacement of any
light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
ª Appliances found to be in use within a
commercial environment, plus those which are
the subject of rental agreements.
ª EEC Countries - The standard guarantee is
applicable but is subject to the owner’s
responsibility and cost to ensure the appliance
meets the standards set by the country to which
the product is taken. The Zanussi Company in the
country concerned will be pleased to advise
further. Sight of your purchase receipt will be
required by them.
All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Zanussi Service Centre.
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.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
become our property.
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