ZFT11112WE User Manual Freezer

User Manual
Safety information
Safety instructions
First use
Daily use
Hints and tips
Care and cleaning
Technical information
Subject to change without notice.
Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible if an
incorrect installation and use causes injuries and damages.
Always keep the instructions with the appliance for future
Children and vulnerable people safety
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children.
General Safety
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and other
residential type environments
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
Do not use water spray and steam to clean the appliance.
Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral
detergents. Do not use abrasive products, abrasive cleaning
pads, solvents or metal objects.
Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a
flammable propellant in this appliance.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in
order to avoid a hazard.
Safety instructions
Only a qualified person must install
this appliance.
Remove all the packaging.
Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
Obey the installation instruction supplied
with the appliance.
Always be careful when you move the
appliance because it is heavy. Always wear
safety gloves.
Make sure the air can circulate around the
Wait at least 4 hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply. This is to
allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
Do not install the appliance close to
radiators or cookers, oven or hobs.
The rear of the appliance must stand against
the wall.
Do not install the appliance where there is
direct sunlight.
Do not install this appliance in areas that are
too humid or too colds, such as the
construction appendices, garages or wine
When you move the appliance, lift it by the
front edge to avoid scratching the floor.
Electrical connection
Risk of fire and electrical shock.
The appliance must be earthed.
Make sure that the electrical information on
the rating plate agrees with the power
supply. If not, contact an electrician.
Always use a correctly installed shockproof
Do not use multi-plug adapters and
extension cables.
Make sure not to cause damage to the
electrical components (e.g. mains plug,
mains cable, compressor). Contact the
Service or an electrician to change the
electrical components.
The mains cable must stay below the level of
the mains plug.
Connect the mains plug to the mains socket
only at the end of the installation. Make sure
that there is access to the mains plug after
the installation.
Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect
the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Care and cleaning
Risk of injury, burns, electrical shock
or fire.
Risk of injury or damage to the
Do not change the specification of this
Do not put electrical appliances (e.g. ice
cream makers) in the appliance unless they
are stated applicable by the manufacturer.
Be careful not to cause damage to the
refrigerant circuit. It contains isobutane
(R600a), a natural gas with a high level of
environmental compatibility. This gas is
If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit,
make sure that there are no flames and
sources of ignition in the room. Ventilate the
Do not let hot items to touch the plastic
parts of the appliance.
Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create pressure on
the drink container.
Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
Do not put flammable products or items that
are wet with flammable products in, near or
on the appliance.
Do not touch the compressor or the
condenser. They are hot.
Do not remove or touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are wet or
Do not freeze again food that has been
Obey the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
Before maintenance, deactivate the
appliance and disconnect the mains plug
from the mains socket.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in the
cooling unit. Only a qualified person must do
the maintenance and the recharging of the
Regularly examine the drain of the appliance
and if necessary, clean it. If the drain is
blocked, defrosted water collects in the
bottom of the appliance.
Risk of injury or suffocation.
Disconnect the appliance from the mains
Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
Remove the door to prevent children and
pets to be closed inside of the appliance.
The refrigerant circuit and the insulation
materials of this appliance are ozone-friendly.
The insulation foam contains flammable gas.
Contact your municipal authority for
information on how to discard the appliance
Do not cause damage to the part of the
cooling unit that is near the heat exchanger.
Control panel
1 Green On/Off Indicator Light
2 Temperature Regulator and On/Off Switch
3 Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator Light
4 Acoustic Signal Stop and Fast Freeze
5 Red Alarm Indicator Light
Switching on
Leave the appliance to stand upright for 4 hours
after installation.
1. Insert the plug into the wall socket.
2. Turn the Temperature Regulator clockwise
to a temperature lower than << - 16 °C >>
The Green On/Off Indicator Light will light
up and Red Alarm Indicator Light will blink.
The lighting up of the Green On/Off
Indicator Light means that the appliance is
switched on.
3. The blinking of the Red Alarm Indicator
Light means an improper temperature in the
freezing compartment. In addition, an
intermittent sound can be heard, which can
be stopped by pressing the Acoustic Signal
Stop and Fast Freeze Switch once.
4. When switching on the freezer for the first
time, the Red Alarm Indicator Light will blink
until the internal temperature has reached a
level required for the safe conservation of
frozen food.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
appliance depends on:
• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
Red Alarm Indicator Light
Under normal operating conditions, the internal
temperature of the freezer will ensure the longterm conservation of the stored food.
When such temperature rises above a certain
level (-12 °C, for example due to an earlier
power failure), the appliance will trigger an
acoustic and light alarm. The light alarm is a
blink red light (Red Alarm Indicator Light), while
the acoustic alarm is an intermittent sound.
You can stop the acoustic alarm by pressing
the Acoustic Signal Stop Button.
The Red Alarm Indicator Light
continues to flash until the internal
temperature has reached a level
required for the safe conservation of
frozen food.
Fast Freeze function
Switching off
If more than 3-4 kg of food is to be frozen:
1. To turn off the appliance, turn the
Temperature Regulator to the "O" position.
2. To disconnect the appliance from the
power, disconnect the mains plug from the
wall socket.
1. Press the Fast Freeze Switch for 2-3
seconds to activate the Fast Freeze function
6-24 hours before placing the fresh food in
the freezer, the Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator
Light will illuminate. The compressor will
now run continuously, to ensure that the
fresh food is frozen as quickly as possible.
It is possible to deactivate the
function at any time by pressing
the Fast Freeze Switch for 2-3
2. Place the food in the freezing compartment
or compartments (indicated with graphics)
and leave the Fast Freeze function for a
further 24 hours.
3. Once the food is completely frozen, press
the Fast Freeze Switch for 2- 3 seconds
and the Yellow Fast Freeze Indicator Light
will go out.
4. Move frozen food from the freezing
compartments into the storing
compartments to make room for another
Temperature regulation
The temperature within the appliance is
controlled by the Temperature Regulator
situated on the control panel.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature Regulator toward
lower settings to obtain the minimum
• turn the Temperature Regulator toward
higher settings to obtain the maximum
A medium setting is generally the
most suitable.
If the Fast Freeze Switch is
accidentally left on, the freezer will
not be damaged, but energy will be
wasted and it will be automatically
switched off 48 hours later. The Fast
Freeze Indicator Light will also go
First use
Cleaning the interior
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the
Before using the appliance for the first time, the
interior and all internal accessories should be
washed with lukewarm water and some neutral
soap to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dried thoroughly.
Daily use
Refer to Safety chapters.
compartment let the appliance run at least 2
hours on the higher setting.
In the event of accidental defrosting,
for example due to a power failure, if
the power has been off for longer
that the value shown in the technical
characteristics chart under "rising
time", the defrosted food must be
consumed quickly or cooked
immediately and then re-frozen (after
Freezing fresh food
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this
period do not add other food to be frozen.
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing
fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozen
food for a long time.
The maximum amount of food that can be frozen
in 24 hours is specified on the rating plate, a
label located on the inside of the appliance.
1. To freeze fresh food activate the Fast
Freeze function at least 24 hours before
placing the food to be frozen in the freezer
2. Place the fresh food to be frozen in the
bottom compartment.
Storage of frozen food
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.
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the
Hints and tips
Normal operating sounds
The following sounds are normal during
A faint gurgling and bubbling sound from
coils sound when refrigerant is pumped.
A whirring and pulsating sound from the
compressor when refrigerant is pumped.
A sudden cracking noise from inside
appliance caused by thermic dilatation (a
natural and not dangerous physical
A faint click noise from the temperature
regulator when the compressor switches on
or off.
Hints for energy saving
Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
If the ambient temperature is high and the
Temperature Regulator is set to low
temperature and the appliance is fully
loaded, the compressor may run
continuously, causing frost or ice on the
evaporator. If this happens, set the
Temperature Regulator toward warmer
settings to allow automatic defrosting and so
a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing
process, here are some important hints:
the maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating
the freezing process takes 24 hours. No
further food to be frozen should be added
during this period;
freeze only top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned, foodstuffs;
prepare 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;
wrap up the food in aluminium foil or
polythene and make sure that the packages
are airtight;
do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch
food which is already frozen, thus avoiding a
rise in temperature of the latter;
lean foods store better and longer than fatty
ones; salt reduces the storage life of food;
water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal from the freezer compartment, can
possibly cause the skin to be freeze burnt;
it is advisable to show the freezing in date on
each individual pack to enable you to keep
tab of the storage time.
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this
appliance, you should:
make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the freezer in the
shortest possible time;
not open the door frequently or leave it open
longer than absolutely necessary;
once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly
and cannot be refrozen;
do not exceed the storage period indicated
by the food manufacturer.
Care and cleaning
Refer to Safety chapters.
General warnings
Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance
This appliance contains
hydrocarbons in its cooling unit;
maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by
authorized technicians.
The accessories and parts of the
appliance are not suitable for
washing in a dishwasher.
Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the
Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
When moving the cabinet, lift it by
the front edge to avoid scratching
the floor.
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
2. Regularly check the door seals and wipe
clean to ensure they are clean and free from
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser and the
compressor at the back of the appliance
with a brush.
This operation will improve the performance
of the appliance and save electricity
Do not touch frozen goods with
wet hands. Hands can freeze to
the goods.
3. Leave the door open and remove the
freezing shelf. It is possible to scrape off
and remove smaller frost and ice with a
plastic scraper. Sweep off melting water
and it can be removed if an adequately high
tray is put in front of the appliance and the
defrost water will flow into it.
Defrosting the freezer
Never use sharp metal tools to
scrape off frost from the evaporator
as you could damage it. Do not use
a mechanical device or any artificial
means to speed up the thawing
process other than those
recommended by the manufacturer.
A temperature rise of the frozen food
packs, during defrosting, may
shorten their safe storage life.
About 12 hours prior to defrosting,
set a lower temperature, in order to
build up sufficient chill reserve for
the interruption in operation.
A certain amount of frost will always form on the
freezer shelves and around the freezing area.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches
a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, follow the instructions
1. Switch off the appliance and pull out
electrical plug from the wall socket.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool
In order to speed up the defrosting
process, place a pot of warm water
in the freezer compartment. In
addition, remove pieces of ice that
break away before defrosting is
When defrosting is completed, dry the
interior thoroughly and keep the scraper for
future use.
Switch on the appliance.
Turn the Temperature Regulator to the Full
Loaded position and leave to run for at least
4 hours.
Reload the previously removed food into the
Adjust the Temperature Regulator
according to the quantity of the stored
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from electricity
2. Remove all food.
3. Defrost (if necessary) and clean the
appliance and all accessories.
4. Leave the door/doors open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask
somebody to check it once in a
while to prevent the food inside from
spoiling in case of a power failure.
Refer to Safety chapters.
What to do if...
The appliance does not operate.
Possible cause
The appliance is switched off.
Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected
to the mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the mains
Connect a different electrical appliance to the mains socket. Contact a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands
Power indicator light is flashing.
An error has occurred in measuring the temperature.
Contact a qualified electrician or
contact the nearest Authorized
Service Centre.
The appliance is not working
Contact a qualified electrician or
contact the nearest Authorized
Service Centre.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Many food products to be frozen
were put in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then check
the temperature again.
The room temperature is too
Refer to climate class chart on
the rating plate.
Food products placed in the appliance were too warm.
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before storing.
The door is not closed correctly.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The door is not closed correctly
or the gasket is deformed/dirty.
Refer to "Closing the door".
The water drainage plug is not
correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage plug
in the correct way.
The compressor operates continually.
There is too much frost and ice.
Possible cause
Food products are not wrapped
Wrap the food products better.
Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Door is misaligned or interferes
with ventilation grill.
The appliance is not levelled.
Refer to "Levelling".
The temperature in the appliance
is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is not
set correctly.
Set a higher/lower temperature.
The food products' temperature
is too high.
Let the food products temperature decrease to room temperature before storage.
The thickness of the frost is
greater than 4-5 mm.
Defrost the appliance.
The door has been opened often. Open the door only if necessary.
There is no cold air circulation in
the appliance.
If the advice does not lead to the
desired result, call the nearest
brand-mark service.
Make sure that there is cold air
circulation in the appliance.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the After Sales Service.
Refer to Safety chapters.
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well
ventilated indoor where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate class
indicated on the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
+10°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 32°C
+16°C to + 38°C
+16°C to + 43°C
Some functional problems might
occur for some types of models
when operating outside of that
range. The correct operation can
only be guaranteed within the
specified temperature range. If you
have any doubts regarding where to
install the appliance, please turn to
the vendor, to our customer service
or to the nearest Service Centre
When placing the appliance ensure that it
stands level. This can be achieved by two
adjustable feet at the bottom in front.
To carry out the following
operations, we suggest that this be
made with another person that will
keep a firm hold on the doors of the
appliance during the operations.
1. Tilt back the appliance carefully so that the
compressor cannot touch the floor.
2. Unscrew the left foot.
It must be possible to disconnect
the appliance from the mains power
supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.
The appliance should be installed well away
from sources of heat such as radiators, boilers,
direct sunlight etc. Ensure that air can circulate
freely around the back of the cabinet. To ensure
best performance, if the appliance is positioned
below an overhanging wall unit, the minimum
distance between the top of the cabinet and the
wall unit must be at least 100 mm . Ideally,
however, the appliance should not be
positioned below overhanging wall units.
Accurate levelling is ensured by one or more
adjustable feet at the base of the cabinet.
3. Remove the lower door hinge by
unscrewing the 2 retaining screws.
4. Remove the hinge pin from the bottom of
the door.
5. Slot the hinge pin into the hole in the hinge
6. Take the door off.
7. Refit the upper hinge pin into the opposite
100 mm
15 mm
15 mm
Door reversibility
Before carrying out any operations,
remove the plug from the power
8. Fit the door in place on the hinge pin.
9. Slot the hinge pin into the hole in the hinge
plate and relocate the hinge assembly to
the opposite location and refit using the
retaining screws.
10. Refit the bottom hinge plate assembly on
the opposite side, taking care that the edge
of the door is parallel with the side of the
11. Remove and install the handle (if foreseen)
on the opposite side.
Reposition, level the appliance, wait
for at least four hours and then
connect it to the power socket.
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic seal adheres to the
• The door opens and closes
If the ambient temperature is cold
(i.e. in Winter), the gasket may not fit
perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the
gasket. In case you do not want to
carry out the above mentioned
operations, contact the nearest After
Sales Service Force. The After Sales
Service specialist will carry out the
reversibility of the doors at your cost.
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install
this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
This appliance must be earthed. The
manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of
this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and
yellow to the terminal marked either with the
letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (E) is secure
over the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
5. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp fuse
(B). In the event of having to change the fuse in
the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved
(BS 1362) fuse must be used.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is disposed of
Technical information
Technical data
Rising time
230 - 240
The technical information are situated in the
rating plate, on the external or internal side of
the appliance and in the energy label.
Recycle the materials with the symbol . Put
the packaging in applicable containers to
recycle it. Help protect the environment and
human health and to recycle waste of electrical
and electronic appliances. Do not dispose
appliances marked with the symbol with the
household waste. Return the product to your
local recycling facility or contact your municipal
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