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ZBF 6114
2222 753-66
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 Department.
Prior to Installation
General Safety
• Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstance should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorised
• Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible fluid
• The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or boilers.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as
ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
• 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.
Important: if the supply cable is damaged, it must
be replaced by a cable available from the
manufacturer or 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
• The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained
within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a
natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility, which is nevertheless flammable.
• During transportation and installation of the
appliance, be certain that none of the components
of the refrigerant circuit become damaged.
• If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
- avoid open flames and sources of ignition.
- thoroughly ventilate the room in which the
appliance is situated.
• 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 with flammable materials, such as spray
cans, fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the
• 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
as they can burst when the contents freeze.
• Manufacturers’ recommended storage times should
be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
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!
During Use
• 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.
Printed on paper manufactured with environmentally sound processes
At the end of the Appliance Life
• This product should be serviced by an authorised
engineer and only genuine spare parts should be
• 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.
• When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
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.
• Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Before use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Freezer controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Starting your appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Temperature control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Quick-freezing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Warning light (red) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Temperature acoustic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Freezing fresh food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Frozen food storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Freezing calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Thawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Making ice cubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Normal operating sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Door reversal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Building in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Health and Safety Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Defrosting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Internal cleaning / Changing the light bulb . . . . . .9
Something Not Working? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Customer Care Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
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
Pilot light (green)
Thermostat control knob
Fast-freezing indicator light (yellow)
➂ ➃ ➄
Push button for fast-freezing and for stopping the
audible signal (warning light on)
Warning light (red)
Starting your appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
The appliance can be activated by turning the
thermostat knob (2) beyond the «O» position. When
the pilot light (1) is illuminated and a sound is on only
for 2 sec. this shows that the appliance is on.
Push the button (4), the sound signal alarm will get
off and pushing the button a second time the super
control light (3) light up. The freezer will start to
all these factors have to be considered and some
experimentation may be necessary.
To obtain a lower temperature, turn the thermostat
control to the highers numbers; to obtain a higher
temperature turn the control to the lower numbers.
When altering the temperature setting, allow 24
hours for the temperature to stablise before making
further changes.
The freezer is switched off by turning knob (2) to
position «O» and a sound is on only for 2 sec.
Quick freezing
Temperature control
For quick-freezing, push the button (4). The super
control light (3) will then light up.
The temperature inside the freezer is regulated by a
thermostat with different temperature positions and
one «OFF» (O) position.
Position «1» = minimum cold
Position «6» = maximum cold
Turn the thermostat dial to the required position.
An intermediate position is usually the most suitable,
although the temperature will be affected by:
• Room temperature
• How often the door is opened
• How much food is stored
• Position of the appliance
In determining the correct temperature control setting
If the quick-freezing function is not ended manually,
the appliance switch off the quick-freezing function
after 52 hours. The yellow light goes out.
The quick-freezing function can be ended manually
at any time by pressing the button (4) again. The
yellow light goes out.
Warning light (red)
Frozen food storage
If the temperature warning light (5) lights up, it
indicates that the temperature within the freezer has
reached a level where safe food storage is no longer
ensured (warmer than -12°C).
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.
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 the consumer 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 acoustic alarm
This appliance incorporates an alarm which gives off
an audible signal whenever the warning light comes
on. This signal can be temporarily stopped by
depressing the push button for fast-freezing (4). The
fast-freezing push button can be released as soon as
the warning light is off.
Freezing fresh food
In any 24 hour period you can freeze up to 16 kg of
fresh food.
Activate fast freeze by depressing the fast-freeze
button (1) 24 hours before you want to freeze your
fresh food, the yellow light (2) illuminates. 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 appliance's two top compartments; if
freezing only a small amount of food, use the top
In the top compartment, products must only be
stacked up to the mark on the cabinet interior so as
to ensure that air circulation is not obstructed.
You should never freeze more than 16 kg of fresh
food at anyone time.
Once the food is completely frozen (which could take
up to 24 hours) the fast freeze function can be ended
at any time by depressing the button (4) again.
The yellow light (3) goes out.
Distribute the frozen food packages in the other
compartments, so that the top compartments can be
used for a further freezing operation.
Only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned
Do not allow fresh food to touch food which is
already frozen.
During the freezing process, ensure that the freezer
door remains closed.
Do not put carbonated liquids, (fizzy drinks
etc.), in the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies, 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.
To remove the drawers, proceed as follows: pull the
drawer out until it comes to a stop, then tilt it upwards
(see figure).
Freezing calendar
Normal Operating Sounds
The symbols on the drawers show different types of
frozen goods.
The numbers indicate storage times in months for
the appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the
upper or lower value of the indicated storage time is
valid depends on the quality of the foods and pretreating before freezing.
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
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.
Making ice cubes
The appliance is provided with a plastic ice cube tray.
Fill the tray 3/4 full to allow the ice to expand and
place it in the freezer. To turn out the ice cubes
simply give the tray a slight twist to release the
Never tray to free an ice tray that is frozen to the
freezer using a sharp or pointed object.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Because of consumer demand, preservatives have been removed from many pre-prepared foods. 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
• Keep the freezer door closed as much as possible.
• Do not push food together too much, try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
• Cool cooked food as quickly as possible but do
NOT place in the freezer until cool. (Leave food in
a place as cool as possible in order that it can then
be placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible).
• Do not store food uncovered.
• The best way to defrost food is to put it in the
refrigerator to thaw slowly.
• 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.
• It is important that food is used before its “best
before” date.
• Always wash your hands with soapy water and dry
them with a clean towel before handling food.
• Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross
contamination by not using the same work surface
or knife, without washing them thoroughly in
• The foods 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
more quickly and uniformly and give better results.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
In the event of a power failure causing the temperature within your freezer to 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 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 re-frozen as cooked dishes.
Chicken: should also be cooked and re-frozen as a cooked dish.
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 knob (2) to the «O»
3. Leave the door open and 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.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
Keep the scraper for future use.
Turn the thermostat control knob to a medium setting
and, after letting the appliance run for at least two
hours in the «fast freeze» mode, replace the
previously removed food into the compartments.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs
during defrosting may shorten their storage
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
from the evaporator as you could damage the
appliance beyond repair.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work
is carried out, DISCONNECT the appliance
from the ELECTRICITY supply.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit maintenance and
recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorised technicians.
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.
Do not use abrasive products.
Once or twice a year remove the ventilation grill and
dust the air channels at the base of the appliance
with a brush or vacuum cleaner.
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.
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.
Something not Working?
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre check the following points.
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.
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 control 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 38°C.
- Relocate the appliance if necessary.
The freezer door will not open
- Has door just been opened?
If so leave for a few minutes to allow the air pressure to
The compressor runs continuously
- Adjust the thermostat control knob to give correct
temperature control. See page 4.
- 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?
- 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.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if
you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact
your local Service Force Centre by telephoning:08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the
Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre
and further information about Service Force, please
visit the website at
For Customer Service in Ireland please contact us at
the address below:
Electrolux Group (Irl) Ltd
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
Republic of Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 4090751
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading “Something
Not Working.”
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will
need to give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or
guarantee documentation is required for inguarantee service calls.
Customer Care Department
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi
appliance or for further information on Zanussi
products, please contact our Customer Care
Department by letter or telephone at the address
below or visit our website at
Customer Care Department
Major Appliances
Addington Way
Tel: 08705 727 727 ( * )
* calls to this number may be recorded for training
Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Zanussi, undertake that if within 24 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:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer's
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
• Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• 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.
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside
the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject to rental
• Products of Zanussi manufacture which are not marketed by Zanussi.
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:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• 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.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a
normal household.
• 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.
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
+39 (0) 0434 39 4700
+46 (0) 8 672 53 90
+ 44 ( 0) 8705 727727
+353 (0) 1 4090751
Technical specifications
220-240 V / 50 Hz
100 W
0,57 kWh
110 l
94 l
(*)This figure is based on standard test results in accordance with European Standard EN153 (Actual
consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located).
Depending upon the position which you choose for
your appliance, you may wish to reverse the way in
which the door opens. To do this, refer to instructions
under “Door reversal”.
The appliance should only be installed at a location
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