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ZI 428 D
2222 126-83
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Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Power connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Cleaning the appliance’s interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Instructions for total built-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Door reversibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Starting-up and temperature regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Freezing fresh food
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Storage of frozen food
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Thawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Food refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Movable shelves
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Positioning the door shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Replacing the interior light bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page
The appliance which you have just bought is
supplied not only with the instruction manual, but
also with a Warranty Card Certificate, on the back of
which are written the relative conditions.
Please fill in the necessary details on the Card
Certificate and send it to the Zanussi Centre covering
the area in which the appliance is to be installed.
(See list of Zanussi network centres).
We congratulate you on your choice. Read this instruction
manual carefully and follow the recommendations it
provides to benefit from years of excellent service.
The appliance which you have just purchased has
been very accurately controlled throughout the entire
manufacturing process. Nevertheless, should any
problem arise during usage, whether it be during
the warranty period, or when such period has expired,
please contact your nearest Zanussi Service Centre
The address and telephone number of this Centre
can be easily found in the enclosed List or by looking
in the telephone directory, under Zanussi.
Our Zanussi Service Network is at your complete
disposal, to serve you with maximum speed and efficiency,
all you have to do is call.
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 be acquainted with the functioning of the appliance and
the relevant warnings.
These warnings are provided in the interest of safety. You must
read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
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 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 authorized
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 Domestic refrigerators and freezers are designed
to be used specifically for the storage of edible
foodstuffs only.
ª Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has
been thawed out.
ª Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant
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
component failure and possible food loss. See
installation instructions.
ª Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Wherever possible the back of the product should
be against a wall.
ª Before any cleaning or maintenance work is
carried out, be sure to switch off and unplug the
ª If the appliance has been transported
horizontally, it is possible that the oil contained in
the compressor has flowed into the refrigerant
circuit. It is advisable to wait at least two hours
before connecting the appliance to allow the oil to
flow back into the compressor.
ª The inner lining of the appliance consists of
channels through which the refrigerant passes. If
these should be punctured this would damage the
appliance beyond repair and cause food loss. DO
off frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using
the scraper provided. Under no circumstances
should solid ice be forced off the liner. Solid ice
should be allowed to thaw when defrosting the
appliance. See defrost instructions.
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.
ª This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
ª Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the freezer.
ª Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons
may cause injury or more serious malfunctioning.
Refer to your local Service Centre, and always
insist on genuine spare parts.
ª This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage
the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation
materials; it must nevertheless be disposed of in a proper
manner, in accordance with regulations for protection of the
If this refrigerator featuring magnetic door seals is to replace
an older appliance having a spring lock on the door or lid, be
sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the
old appliance.
This will prevent it from becoming a death-trap for a child.
The manufacturer declines to accept any liability if this
accident-prevention procedure is not followed.
This appliance complies with E.E.C. directive
no. 87/308 of 2.6.87 relative to radio interference
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.
Place the appliance as far away as possible from
sources of heat, e.g. radiators, heaters, direct
sunlight, etc. The best results are achieved with a
room temperature ranging from +16°C to +32°C
(class N) or from +18°C to +38°C (class ST). The
class of your appliance is shown on its rating plate.
Cleaning the appliance’s interior
Power connection
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash
all internal parts with lukewarm water and neutral
soap so as to remove the typical «new» smell and
then drv thoroughly.
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders as these
will damage the finish.
Before plugging the appliance into the mains
socket, check that the voltage and frequency
indicated on the appliance’s rating plate are the
same as those provided by your home power supply.
A 6% fluctuation above or below rated voltage is
For operation using different voltages you should
use an autotransformer of suitable capacity.
The appliance’s plug and the wall socket are fully
compatible, without any need to use adaptors,
multiple plugs, etc. If this is not the case, the wall
socket should be replaced to make it compatible.
The appliance MUST be connected to an efficient earth or
ground tap.
Instructions for total built-in
Door reversibility
Right-hand opening
Remove the pins (A) and (B).
Left-hand opening
Remove pins (A) and (C) from both sides and the
door. Remove the middle hinge and refit it on the
opposite side. Refit the door and pin (A) on the left
side. Remove pin (D) from the right side.
The supply lead plug in fact incorporates a special
earth or ground contact for this purpose. If by any
chance the sockets of your domestic wiring system
are not earthed, the appliance must be connected to
a separate earth or ground wire by a qualified
electrician, in accordance with existing safety
Housing’s dimensions
1580 mm
550 mm
560 mm
Fig. 1
For appropriate venting, follow indications in
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2
50-min. cm 2 200
Open the door and push the appliance against the
side of kitchen furniture opposite to that of
appliance hinges.
Fasten the appliance with 4 screws provided in the
kit included with the appliance. Snap vent grill (C)
and hinge cover (D) into position.
Fig. 5
cm2 200
Push appliance into housing until stop strip (A)
touches the kitchen unit.
Fig. 3
Press in the joint covers between the appliance and
the kitchen furniture.
Fig. 6
If after having carried out the operation described
in the previous section there is still some space left
between the appliance and the kitchen unit, fit the
trimming provided together with the appliance on
the stop strip (A).
Apply covers (B) on joint cover lugs and into hinge
Fig. 7
Fig. 4
Position the runners (H) at the top and bottom of
the inside of the kitchen unit as shown in Fig. 8 and
mark the position of the external holes.
After preparing the holes, screw the runners to the
kitchen unit door using 3.5x16 mm screws.
Fig. 8
Remove the little plates and make the holes with a
diam. of 2 mm. Replace the little plates over the
runners and screw in the screws provided
(3.5x16 mm).
For the alignment of the kitchen unit door, if
necessary, use the clearance size of the slotted
At the end of the procedure, check that the doors of
the appliance and the kitchen unit open properly.
Fig. 10
Open both the appliance door and that of the
kitchen unit to approx. 90°.
Place the little plates over the runners. Hold the
doors of the appliance and the unit together and
mark the holes.
Fig. 9
The upper compartment can be opened by means of
the sliding system illustrated in the previous point,
or else by attaching on the door the handle which is
supplied as an accessory (see figure).
Fig. 10a
Starting-up and temperature regulation
and do not open the door too often.
Insert the plug into the wall socket. Open the
refrigerator door and turn the thermostat knob, to
be found on the top right hand side of the inner
liner, clockwise beyond the «O» position, to start
the appliance.
Freezing is completed after 24 hours from the start.
Temperature adjustment is obtained by turning the
thermostat knob to the required setting. A medium
setting 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.
Freezing fresh food
The 4-star compartment (
) is suitable for
long term storage of commercially frozen food and
for freezing fresh food. Freezing capacity is 3 kg/24
Under normal circumstances, to freeze fresh foods
it is not necessary to change the setting of the
thermostat knob with respect to the normal running
However, for a faster freezing operation, turn the
thermostat knob to the coldest setting; but
remember that, in this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might drop below 0°C. If
this occurs reset the thermostat knob to a warmer
To help you make the most of the freezing process,
here are some important hints:
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned, foodstuffs.
Prepare the fresh food in small portions to enable it
to be rapidly and completely frozen and to make it
possible subsequently to thaw only the quantity
required at the time.
Wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene and
make sure that the packages are airtight.
The food to be frozen must be placed on the freezer
compartment shelf; in this way, the higher
temperature of the food to be frozen cannot increase
the temperature of frozen foods.
Never load a larger quantity of foods than that
During freezing, never add other food to be frozen
On the inner door of the
compartment you
will find a list of foods followed by a number. These
numbers indicate the maximum period of time for
which the food in question may be stored (in
Do not put carbonated liquids (fizzy drinks, etc.) in
the freezer compartment as they may burst.
Remember that, once thawed, frozen food
deteriorates rapidly.
Storage of frozen food
Hints for the storage of commercially frozen food:
Do not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than is absolutely necessary.
If there is a power failure when food is in the
freezer, do not open the door of the freezer
Frozen food will not be affected if the power cut is
of short duration, otherwise it is recommended that
the food be used within a very short time.
The interval between the time you buy frozen foods
and when you put them in the freezer should be as
short as possible.
The expiry dates on the packages should never be
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in the refrigerator compartment or at
room temperature, depending on the time available
for this operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking will
take longer.
Food refrigeration
To achieve the best results with the refrigerator
compartment, you should follow one or two very
simple rules:
Do not put warm foods or evaporating liquids in the
refrigerator. Cover or wrap foods (particularly if
they have a strong smell). Do not cover the shelves
(grids) with paper or plastic since this blocks
circulation of air in the compartment.
For a correct use of the compartment we suggest:
Raw meat: wrap in polythene bags and place on top of
the salad crisper and, for safety, only store in this
way for one or two days at the most.
Fruit & vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned
and placed in the bottom salad crisper.
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.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap; store them in the
bottle rack on the door.
Movable shelves
For more thorough cleaning, the top door shelf can
be removed by pulling it in the direction of the
arrows, then refitting it in position (Fig. 13).
Fig. 13
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
(Fig. 14) into a special container on the back of the
appliance, where it evaporates.
Fig. 14
Fig. 11
The walls of the
refrigerator are
equipped with a
series of runners
so that the
shelves can be
positioned as
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various sizes,
the door shelves can be adjusted in height.
To make these adjustments proceed as follows:
Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free, then reposition as
required (Fig. 12).
Fig. 12
The freezer compartment, however, will become
progressively covered with frost. This should be
removed with the special plastic scraper provided,
whenever the thickness of the frost exceeds 4 mm.
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 of the (
freezer compartment proceed as follows:
Unplug the appliance from the power supply or set
the thermostat to position «O». Remove the frozen
foods and wrap them in several sheets of
newspaper, then keep them in a cool place.
Leave the door open.
Place a basin on the refrigerator compartment shelf
underneath the drainage hole and pull the plug
downward (Fig. 15); to reinsert it, just push it up.
The plug can be removed by pulling it downwards
when the drainage hole is to be cleaned.
After complete defrosting dry the refrigerator
compartment thoroughly.
Reconnect the appliance to the power supply, start
it up and, after half an hour, replace the foods
previously removed from the freezer.
Fig. 15
Remember that an increase in the surface
temperature of already-frozen foods may
significantly decrease their storage life.
Never use knives or metal objects to scrape away
the accumulated frost since you may damage the
cooling circuit.
Unplug the appliance before carrying out any
maintenance operation.
Clean the interior periodically with lukewarm
water and some sodium bicarbonate; the cabinet
exterior with a silicone wax spray; the condenser
and the motor compressor with a brush or a vacuum
During periods when the appliance is not in use,
take the following precautions:
unplug the appliance from the power supply;
remove all foodstuffs from the appliance;
clean the interior and all accessories;
leave the doors ajar to allow air to circulate inside
the cabinet so as to prevent the formation of
unpleasant odours.
Replacing the interior light bulb
The light inside the refrigerator compartment is
easy to get at through the opening in the light
If the light does not go on when the door is open,
check that it is screwed into place properly.
If it still does not light up, change the bulb.
The rating is shown on the light bulb cover.
Fig. 16
If the appliance is not functioning properly check
To do this, use the cleaner provided which can be
found in the drain hole.
the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains
power switch is on;
If your appliance is still not working properly after
making the above checks, contact your local dealer
or the nearest service center.
there is no power failure; the control knob is in the
right position.
If there is water on the fridge bottom, make sure
the defrost water drain hole is not clogged (Fig. 14).
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when you
apply for it you specify the model and serial number
of your appliance which can be found on the
warranty certificate or inside the appliance on the
rating plate.
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