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ZFT 51/2 R
Instructions for the user
Instructions for the installer
Important Safety Instructions
Technical specifications
Description of the Appliance
Before use
Setting the temperature
- star compartement
Frozen food storage
Making ice cubes
Normal Operating Sounds
Fresh food refrigeration
The door shelves
Health and
safety guidelines
Cool Check Guide
Positioning of the Cool Check
If the Cool Check Shows too Warm
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal cleaning
External cleaning
Changing the light bulb
When the appliance is not use
Electrical Connection
Door Reversal
Something not Working?
Service and Spare Parts
Customer Care Department
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
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under
no circumstance should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact
your retailer.
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.
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.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment.
Ice lollies can cause ‘frost/freezer burns’ if consumed straight from the
-star compartement.
Do not remove items from the freezer compartement if your hands are damp/wet, as this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available
from your local Service Force Centre.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment they can burst when the contents
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.
Manufacturers’ recommended storage times
should be adhered to. Refer to relevant instructions.
Maintenance and Cleaning
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after
installation before it is turned on, in order to allow
the refrigerant to settle.
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.
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 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
Zanussi Service Force Centre.
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!
At the end of the Appliance Life
During Use
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs
only. It is not intended for commercial or industrial
When disposing of your appliance use an authorised disposal site.
Remove the plug and ensure that any locks or
catches are removed, to prevent young children
being trapped inside.
Description of the Appliance
A - Dairy compartment
B - Can storage shelf with egg tray
C - Bottle storage shelf
D - Salad drawer
E - Glass shelf
F - Cool check temperature guide
G - Storage shelves
H - Conveyor
K - Storing frozen food and making ice cubes
L - Thermostat control
Before use
Frozen food storage
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.
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 and we therefore recommend that
you buy them last. 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
Partially thawed food must not be refrozen, it must
be consumed within 24 hours.
Never exceed the storage times indicated.
Do not open the
-star compartment door too
often and do not leave open longer than necessary.
Setting the temperature
The temperature inside the refrigerator and the
-star compartment is regulated by a thermostat
with 6 temperature positions and one «OFF» (O) position.
Position 1 = minimum coldness
Position 6 = maximum coldness
Turn the thermostat dial to the required position; the
intermediate position is usually the most suitable
The thermostat setting can vary as the temperature
inside the refrigeration compartment depends on the
following factors:
- room temperature
- how often the door is opened
- how much food is stored
- position of the appliance
In the event of a power cut the food in the
-star compartment will not be affected if the power cut is short and if the compartment is full. Do not open the door.
Should the food begin to thaw, it must be
consumed quickly and must not be refrozen.
The temperature inside the refrigerator and
-star compartment can be regulated by
adjusting the conveyor located under the
- star compartment.
To obtain a lower temperature in the
star compartment when frozen food is stored
inside and when the ambient temperature is
25°C or lower slightly raise the conveyor (A)
and push it all the way in. When frozen food
is not stored in the
-star compartment
and when the ambient temperature is higher
than 25°C return the conveyor to its initial
position. This reduces the temperature in the
refrigerator compartment.
-star compartment
This compartment is suitable for the storage of commercially frozen food and for ice cube making.
Fresh food refrigeration
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 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.
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
To help you use your refrigerator correctly, here
are some more useful hints:
Raw meat (beef, pork, lamb & wild fowl): wrap in
polythene bags and place on the first shelf under
-star compartment.
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 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
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and should
be stored in the bottle rack on the door.
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
-star compartment. To turn out the
ice cubes simply give the tray a slight twist to release
the cubes.
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with
runners so that shelves can be positioned as
Do not consume ice-lollies which have just
come out of the
-star compartment.
Their extremely low temperature can cause
frost burns. Do not remove items from the
-star compartment if your hands are
damp/wet, as this could cause skin abra
sions or "frost/freezer burns".
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 cooling evaporator.
When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped round, and you will hear a whirring sound or
pulsating noise from the compressor.
The door shelves
To permit storage of food packages of various
sizes the central door shelf can be adjusted in
To do this proceed as figure.
For more thorough cleaning,
the top door
shelf and the
bottle shelf can
be removed by
pulling it in the
direction of the
arrows, then
refitting them in
A thermostat controls the compressor, and you will
hear a faint ‘click’ when the thermostat cuts in and
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 possible.
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.
Keep the refrigerator 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 refrigerator until cool. (Leave
food in a cool place in order that it can then be
placed in the refrigerator as soon as possible).
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.
Do not store food uncovered.
Remove suspect food from your refrigerator and
clean (Refer to “Maintenance and cleaning”).
Never allow spillages to dry and harden.
Store eggs in the egg rack provided in the
refrigerator door. Discard any broken or
chipped eggs.
Regularly check the refrigerator door seal to
ensure that it is clean and free from debris.
Always wash your hands with soapy water and
dry them with a clean towel before handling
Keep work surfaces clean and avoid cross
contamination by not using the same work surface or knife, without washing them thoroughly
in between.
Cool Check Guide
The guide consists of a temperature sensitive strip
sealed in a shelf trim.
When the fridge is operating at the safe temperature
to store food the guide will appear black. If the temperature rises above this level the guide will show the
words TOO WARM.
Positioning of the Cool Check
The shelf with the 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.
If the Cool Check Shows too Warm
In certain conditions the temperature guide may show
■ The fridge is switched off
■ The door has been recently opened
■ A quantity of warmer food has been introduced to
the fridge
■ The fridge temperature is above the recommended
maximun for the safer storage of food.
The coolcheck will change to show “TOO WARM”
very quickly after the door has been opened. It will
however take a number of hours to return to black,
indicating that the temperature is correct.
The appliance should be left overnight and the
coolcheck examined in the morning. If the coolcheck
shows TOO WARM, turn the appliance to a colder
setting leave overnight and examine again the following morning.
Hits and tips
The guide is only suitable for use in the
model supplied.
The guide will not operate in the freezer
When cleaning the shelf take care not to
immerse in water, and wipe away any spills.
While in operation the
-star compartment
becomes progressively covered with frost.
This frost, which acts as an insulator and thus prevents the cold from reaching the food should be
removed whenever the thickness of the frost exceeds
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Push the conveyor completely in.
2. Place a tray on the upper shelf of the refrigerator
under the drain hole of the conveyor.
3. Remove any food from inside the
-star compartment, wrap it in several sheets of newspaper
and store in a cool dry place.
4. Push the button at the centre of the thermostat
knob. To accelerate defrosting, place a bowl of hot
water inside the compartment (with a piece of
cardboard underneath the bowl as protection).
5. When defrosting is completed, dry thoroughly and
remove the water collected in the tray.
The refrigerator starts operating automatically following defrosting.
After letting the appliance run for at least half an hour,
replace the previously removed food into the
star compartment.
When defrosting it is not necessary to remove the
foods from the inner door and the refrigerator compartment.
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 dam
age it beyond repair.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried
out, DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
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.
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.
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 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.
Changing the light bulb
Should the interior light fail to work, switch off and disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply.
Replace the bulb as follows:
1. Remove conveyor
2. Unscrew light bulb
3. Replace with a 12 watt bulb available from your
nearest Zanussi Service Centre.
4. Replace conveyor
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.
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 light does not come on
- Ensure that the bulb is correctly fitted.
- Replace the bulb if it has blown.
- Check the door light switch is not jammed.
The temperature in the fridge or freezer section is too
- Check the thermostat in the fridge 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 compressor runs continuously
- Adjust the thermostat to give correct temperature
control. See page 5.
- Check that the doors are 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
- Refer to normal operating sounds.
Ensure the doors are not left open.
Check that nothing is preventing the doors from closing.
Is the door gasket intact and clean.
Has advised periodic defrosting been carried out.
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 Zanussi Service Force Centre by
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
(found on the rating plate)
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 House
Hambridge Road
RG14 5EP
Tel: 01635 521313
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:
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 manufactuer's
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authoried by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Zanussi 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, thc 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 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:
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.
44 62 29 99
911 323 2600
1678 47053
8 738 79 50
1635 521313
Technical specifications
220-240 V / 50 Hz
90 W
0,74 kWh
140 l
128 l
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 50 mm distance beween the top
of the cabinet and any overhanging kitchen furniture.
There should also be a gap of 25 mm either side and
at the top 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.
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.
Electrical Connection
This appliance complies with the E.E.C.
Directive No. 87/308 of 2.6.87 relative to radio
interference suppression.
The manufacturer declines any ilability
should this safety measure not be
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directive:
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.
- 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.
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the engineer
in the event of breakdown.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
- 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:
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
13 AMP
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «N» or coloured
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «L» or colured
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.
Door Reversal
Before carrying out the operations described below,
pull out the mains plug from the wall socket.
To carry out this reversal go through the following
1. Gently lay the appliance on its back with the top
held away from the floor by 5-8 cm (2-3 inches) of
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
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.
After completion of the door reversal operation, verify that the door gasket is sealing
onto the cabinet.
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