ZANUSSI CHEST FREEZER ZFC 220 ZFC 310 OPERATING AND INSTALLATION MANUAL GB 820 41 78 78 It is vital that these instructions are kept with the freezer for future use. If the freezer is sold or given to another user, or if you move and leave the freezer behind, you must ensure that the instructions accompany the freezer to enable the next user to use the freezer correctly and read the relevant warnings.It is vital that these instructions are kept with the freezer for future use. If the freezer is sold or given to another user, or if you move and leave the freezer behind, you must ensure that the instructions accompany the freezer to enable the next user to use the freezer correctly and read the relevant warnings. Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the fridge/freezer. - A damaged power plug may overheat and cause a fire. Do not place heavy articles or the fridge/freezer itself on the power cord. - There is a risk of a short circuit and fire. Do not remove the power cord by pulling on its lead, particularly when the fridge/freezer is being pulled out of its niche. - Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock. - If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by a certified service agent or qualified service personnel. If the power plug socket is loose, do not insert the power plug. - There is a risk of electric shock or fire. 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. POSITION Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface, resting on all four plastic feet. Use a wooden block or similar object to compensate for any bumps/holes in the surface. The room should be dry and adequately ventilated. Temperatures of the external environment have an impact on the energy consumption of the device. Therefore: - do not put the device to a place exposed to sunshine ore besides a radiator or oven, - put it to a place where the temperature of the environment corresponds to the climatic classification for which the device was designed. Climatic classification Ambient temperature limits SN from +10°C to +32°C N from +16°C to +32°C ST from +18°C to +38°C T from +18°C to +43°C If the freezer has been handled standing on end it should be allowed to stand in normal position for about 12 hours before switching it on. Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a breakdown. SWITCHING ON Before switching on, the freezer should be cleaned inside. See under “Maintenance”. Set the thermostat button in middle position. Allow the freezer to run for several hours before placing food inside. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS Before switching on, make sure that the voltage of your electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the rating plate, located inside the lid. Warning: This appliance must be earthed. this appliance complies with the following EC Directives: - 73/23/EEC of 19. 02. 1973 - Low-Voltage Directive - 89/336/EEC of 03. 05. 1989 (including Amendment Directive 92/31/EEC - EMC Directive. Some of the models are not available in all countries. Testing has been carried out in accordance with ISO 5155 regarding the determination of freezer capacity, energy consumption and hold-overtime. Information for test institute: A plan of the positioning of test packages may be obtained directly from the manufacturer. OPENING/CLOSING THE LID The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to prevent moisture getting inside the freezer and increasing the amount of frost formed. When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer becomes slightly warmer and expands. As soon as the lid is closed again the air is cooled immediately. This may lead to the creation of a vacuum which makes it hard to open the lid immediately after it has been closed. This is quite normal. Wait a few minutes until the vacuum has disappeared, then open the lid by pulling gently. Never pull the handle violently. TEMPERATURE CONTROL The thermostat ensures that the required temperature is maintained in the freezer. Turning the thermostat button towards no. 7 makes the temperature in the freezer colder, and turning the button towards no. 1 makes the temperature warmer. The correct setting can be found by measuring the temperature of the top package in the middle of the freezer. This should not have a temperature higher than –18°C. CONTROL PANEL The green light is illuminated as long as the freezer is connected. The yellow light is illuminated when the “Super” button is depressed. See under “Freezing”. The red light is illuminated when the temperature in the freezer is higher than the thermostat setting (alarm). The red alarm light can be due to: Insertion of a large amount of fresh food. The red alarm light will go out after a while. Opening the lid too long. The red alarm light will go out after a while. A defect in the system. See under “If something does not work”. Thermostat button Green light Red light Yellow light „SUPER” CAPACITY The freezing capacity of the freezer is stated in the data plate (kg/24 hours). Do not exceed the amount stated - if you do, the freezing time will be extended. The data plate is located inside the lid. IMPORTANT The freezing capacity stated can be utilised to the full occasionally to freeze large amounts of fresh food. However, if the freezer is filled with large amounts of food for freezing every day, the capacity stated is reduced by about one-third. FREEZING CAPACITY LOCK The lock works as shown in the drawings. Remember to keep the key out of the reach of children. BASKET The baskets are designed for the storage of food which has already been frozen. The handles can be placed in two positions, as shown in the drawings.The baskets can either be placed inside the freezer or hung on the edge of the casing. DEFROSTING The formation of frost on the inside of freezers cannot be avoided. Frost is formed when moisture contained in the air comes into contact with the cold surfaces of the freezer. Consequently, the lid should only be opened when necessary, and it should never be left open. A thin layer of ice or frost does not affect the function of the freezer adversely, and can be removed carefully using the scraper provided. IMPORTANT Never use a knife or any other sharp implement to remove frost. When the frost or ice layer is 10-15 mm thick, the freezer should be defrosted. We suggest that you defrost your freezer when there is little or no food inside. Switch off the current. Remove the contents of the freezer, wrap them in newspapers, and leave them in a cold place. The speed of defrosting can be increased by placing one or more bowls of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer and closing the lid. Open the lid after a while, and remove the layer of ice carefully. The defrost water can be collected in a bowl as shown in the drawing. Do not try to speed up defrosting by using anything other than hot water, since this may damage the freezer. After defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer. IMPORTANT Remember to replace the plug in the drip water drain. HOW TO CLEAN YOUR FREEZER INSIDE Remove the plug from the mains socket, and remove all loose accessories before cleaning the freezer. The best time to clean your freezer is after defrosting and before the electricity supply is connected again. Use a damp cloth to clean your freezer. Use hot water, and a mild, non-aromatic cleaning agent. After cleaning the freezer, clean the basket/baskets before replacing them. IMPORTANT Never use strong cleaning agents, scouring powder or strongly aromatic cleaning agents to clean your freezer inside, since this will damage the inside and leave a strong smell. WHEN NOT IN USE Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply. Remove all goods from the freezer. Clean the freezer as described above. Leave the lid slightly open. HOW TO CHANGE THE BULB Before changing the bulb, isolate the appliance from the electricity supply. Exert pressure to remove the light glass as shown in the drawing. Unscrew the bulb, and replace it with a new bulb (max. 15W). Then re-connect the electricity supply. Extra bulbs are available from your local Electrolux Service Centre. IF YOUR FREEZER DOES NOT FUNCTION SATISFACTORILY Check the following before calling for service staff: Possible cause: Check if: Defect: Freezer not cold enough Freezer too cold Too much frost formed Plug not connected correctly Defect in switch or fuse Power failure Green and red light on Fresh food recently placed in freezer Lid open too long Thermostat set too warm Green light on, red Lot of frost and ice formed light not on “Super” function active Yellow light on Thermostat set too cold Yellow light not on Lid in contact with goods in freeLid does not close zer completely Lot of moisture in the Moisture from washing machine, tumble-dryer, etc. room Goods packed poorly Lot of moisture from goods Green light not on Action: Check plug and socket Check fuse, call electrician Wait until current returns Wait a couple of hours Wait a couple of hours Set thermostat colder Defrost freezer Press “Super” button out Set thermostat warmer Re-arrange goods, check that lid closes correctly Move freezer to a room with less moisture, or air regularly Re-pack goods, see under “How to use” If you are still unable to solve the problem, summon the assistance of authorised service staff. Do not take any other steps. Incorrect procedure may cause personal injury or lead to additional defects. It is quite normal for the freezer to seem warm on the outside occasionally, owing to the heat generated by the freezing process. This heat also helps to prevent the formation of moisture on the outside of the appliance which could cause rust. If the freezer has been switched off briefly, the compressor may not start immediately when the current is re-connected. This is quite normal. ACCESSORIES EXCLUSIONS 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 machines improperly installed or calls to machines outside the United Kingdom. Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are the subject of rental agreements. Products of Zanussi manufacture which are NOT marketed by Zanussi Ltd. EEC Countries - the standard guarantee is applicable but is subject to the owner’s responsibility and cost to ensure the appliance meets the standards set by the country to which the product is taken. The Zanussi Company in the contry co cerned will be pleased to advise further. Sight of your purchase receipt will be required by them. Printed by Océ Hungária Kft. ZANUSSI STANDARD GUARANTEE CONDITIONS This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights which will not be excluded or in any way diminished by the return of this guarantee card.We, Zanussi Ltd., undertake that if within twelve months of the date of the purchase, this ZANUSSI appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, the company will, at its option repair or replace the same FREE OF ANY 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 munufacturer’s operating and maintenance instructions. The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised by us. The appliance is still in the possession of the original purchaser. All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Zanussi Service Force Centre. Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged. Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the property of this company. 2005.05.03. Spare baskets can be obtained from your local Service Centre. The illustrations on this page show how many baskets can be placed in the various freezer models.Measure the length of your freezer and find the appropriate illustration. The number above each illustration indicates its length in millimetres.