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JOHN LEWIS JLFZW1817 User Manual
User Manual
Safety information
Children and vulnerable people safety
General Safety
Safety instructions
Electrical connection
Care and cleaning
Electrical Connection
Installation of the appliance and door reversal
Control panel
Switching on
Switching off
Temperature regulation
Functions Menu
Super Function
DrinksChill function
ChildLock Function
High temperature alarm
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
Storage of frozen food
Cold accumulators
Removal of freezing baskets from the freezer
Hints and tips
Normal operating sounds
Hints for energy saving
Hints for freezing
Hints for storage of frozen food
Care and cleaning
Cleaning the interior
Periodic cleaning
Defrosting of the freezer
Periods of non-operation
What to do if...
Technical data
Product information sheet
Additional technical data
Repairs - after sales service
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Safety information
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible for any
injuries or damage that are the result of incorrect installation or usage.
Always keep the instructions in a safe and accessible location for
future reference.
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 the use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards involved.
This appliance may be used by children between 3 and 8 years of
age and persons with very extensive and complex disabilities, if they
have been properly instructed.
Children of less than 3 years of age should be kept away from the
appliance unless continuously supervised.
Do not let children play with the appliance.
Children shall not carry out cleaning and user maintenance of the
appliance without supervision.
Keep all packaging away from children and dispose of it
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
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By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and other
residential type environments
WARNING: Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure
or in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
WARNING: Do not use mechanical devices or other means to
accelerate the defrosting process, other than those recommended
by the manufacturer.
WARNING: Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
WARNING: 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 Authorised Service Centre or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
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Safety instructions
Warning! When positioning
the appliance, ensure the
supply cord is not trapped or
Warning! Only a qualified
person must install this
• Remove all the packaging.
• Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
• Follow the installation instructions supplied with
the appliance.
• Always take care when moving the appliance as
it is heavy. Always use safety gloves and
enclosed footwear.
• Make sure the air can circulate around the
• At first installation or after reversing the door
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.
• Before carrying out any operations on the
appliance (e.g. reversing the door), remove the
plug from the power socket.
• Do not install the appliance close to radiators
or cookers, ovens or hobs.
• Do not expose the appliance to the rain.
• Do not install the appliance where there is
direct sunlight.
• Do not install this appliance in areas that are
too humid or too cold.
• When you move the appliance, lift it by the
front edge to avoid scratching the floor.
Electrical connection
Warning! Do not use multiplug adapters and extension
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the parameters on the rating
plate are compatible with the electrical ratings
of the mains power supply.
• Always use a correctly installed shockproof
• Make sure not to cause damage to the electrical
components (e.g. mains plug, mains cable,
compressor). Contact the Authorised Service
Centre or an electrician to change the electrical
• 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
• Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect the
appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
Warning! Risk of injury, burns,
electric shock or fire.
Warning! Risk of fire and
electric shock.
The appliance contains flammable gas,
isobutane (R600a), a natural gas with a high level
of environmental compatibility. Be careful not to
cause damage to the refrigerant circuit
containing isobutane.
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• 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.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit, make
sure that there are no flames and sources of
ignition in the room. Ventilate the room.
• 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 damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has been thawed.
• Follow the storage instructions on the
packaging of frozen food.
• Wrap the food in any food contact material
before putting it in the freezer compartment.
Warning! Risk of injury or
• 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.
Care and cleaning
Warning! Risk of injury or
damage to the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the appliance
and disconnect the mains plug from the mains
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in the
cooling unit. Only a qualified person must do
the maintenance and the recharging of the unit.
• 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
• To repair the appliance contact the Authorised
Service Centre.
• Use original spare parts only.
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Warning! This appliance must
be earthed.
The manufacturer declines
any liability should these
safety measures not be
Warning! Refer to Safety
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated
indoors 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
Authorised Service Centre.
Electrical Connection
Caution! Any electrical work
required to install this
appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician
or competent person.
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The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
A Green and Yellow:
C Brown:
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
or coloured
green and yellow.
Connect the wire coloured blue to the
terminal either marked with the letter “N“ or
coloured black.
Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or
coloured red.
Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (D) is secure over
the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating
Switch on the appliance.
Installation of the appliance
and door reversal
Please refer to separate
instructions on installation
(ventilation requirements, levelling)
and door reversal.
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.
Warning! A cut off plug
inserted into a 13 amp socket
is a serious safety (shock)
hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
When placing the appliance ensure that it stands
level. This can be achieved by two adjustable
feet at the bottom in front.
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Control panel
1. ON/OFF button
2. Temperature button
3. Display
4. Functions button
5. OK button
Super function
Temperature indicator
Alarm indicator
DrinksChill function
ChildLock function
Switching on
Switching off
Connect the mains plug to the power socket.
To switch off the appliance press ON/OFF
button until a countdown from -3 -2 -1 is
Press the ON/OFF button if the display is off.
The temperature indicator shows the set default
To select a different temperature refer to
"Temperature regulation".
Wait approximately 24 hours before loading
food into the appliance.
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Temperature regulation
You can change a temperature by pressing the
temperature button.
Each time the temperature button is pressed, a
temperature moves by one degree. After a few
seconds the temperature indicator shows the
set temperature.
After a power failure the set temperature
remains stored.
Functions Menu
To activate Functions Menu press Functions
button. Each function can be confirmed by
pressing OK button. If you do not select any
function within a few seconds Functions Menu
will disappear from the display.
The following functions are displayed:
Super function
DrinksChill function
ChildLock function
To activate this mode press Functions button
repeatedly until the corresponding icon appears.
Confirm the choice by pressing OK button
within a few seconds. The sound is on and
EcoMode icon illuminates.
In this mode the temperature is set
automatically to - 18°C. This is the best
condition for optimal food storage.
It is possible to deactivate this mode at any time
by pressing Functions button until the
corresponding icon flashes and then by pressing
OK button.
Also selecting a different temperature will
deactivate EcoMode.
Super Function
Use Super function to freeze fresh food quickly.
To activate the function press Functions button
repeatedly until the corresponding icon appears.
Confirm the choice by pressing OK button
within a few seconds. The buzzer is on and the
display shows rotating lines.
This function stops automatically after 52 hours.
It is possible to deactivate this function at any
time by pressing Functions button until the
corresponding icon flashes and then by pressing
OK button.
DrinksChill function
The DrinksChill function is to be used to set an
acoustic alarm at the preferred time, useful for
example when a recipe requires to cool down a
mixture for a certain period of time, or when a
reminder is needed in order not to forget the
bottles placed in the freezer for fast cooling.
To switch on the function:
1. Press the Functions button until the
corresponding icon appears.
Confirm your choice with OK button within a
few seconds.
The DrinksChill icon flashes and the sound is
2. The Timer shows the default value (30
minutes) for a few seconds.
Press the Temperature button to change the
Timer set value from 1 to 90 minutes.
At the end of the countdown the DrinksChill
icon flashes and an audible alarm sounds.
Remove any drinks contained in the freezer.
It is possible to deactivate the function at any
time during the countdown:
1. Press the Functions button until the DrinksChill
indicator flashes.
2. Press the OK button to confirm.
3. The DrinksChill indicator is off.
It is possible to change the time during the
countdown and at the end by pressing the
Temperature button.
ChildLock Function
To activate this function press Functions button
repeatedly until the corresponding icon appears.
Confirm the choice by pressing OK button
within a few seconds. The buzzer is on and the
ChildLock icon illuminates.
In this condition any operation with the use of
the buttons does not cause any change as long
as ChildLock function is active.
It is possible to deactivate this function at any
time by pressing Functions button until the
corresponding icon flashes and then by pressing
OK button.
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High temperature alarm
An increase in a temperature in a freezer
compartment (for example due to a power
failure) is indicated by:
• flashing temperature in the display
• flashing alarm indicator
• acoustic alarm
When normal conditions are restored:
• acoustic signal deactivates
• the temperature value continues to flash
• alarm indicator continues to flash
When you press OK button to deactivate the
alarm, the highest temperature reached in the
compartment appears on the display for a few
seconds. Then the appliance returns to normal
state displaying the selected temperature.
During the alarm phase, the buzzer can be
switched off by pressing OK button.
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Daily use
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for freezing
fresh food and storing frozen and deep-frozen
food for a long time.
To freeze small amount of fresh food it is not
necessary to change the present setting.
To freeze fresh food activate the Super function
at least 24 hours before placing the food to be
frozen in the freezer compartment.
Place the food to be frozen in the two top
The maximum amount of food that can be
frozen in 24 hours is specified on the rating
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this
period do not add other food to be frozen.
When the freezing process is complete, return
to the required temperature (see "Super
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the
compartment let the appliance run at least 2
hours with the Super function turned on.
If large quantities of food are to be stored,
remove all drawers from appliance and place
food on glass shelf to obtain the best
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 data chart
under "Rising time", the defrosted
food must be consumed quickly or
cooked immediately and then refrozen (after cooling).
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
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Cold accumulators
The freezer contains at least one cold
accumulator which increases storage time in the
event of a power cut or breakdown.
Removal of freezing baskets
from the freezer
The freezing baskets have a limit stop to prevent
their accidental removal or falling out. At the
time of its removal from the freezer, pull the
basket towards yourself and, upon reaching the
end point, remove the basket by tilting its front
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At the time of putting it back, slightly lift the
front of the basket to insert it into the freezer.
Once you are over the end points, push the
baskets back in their position.
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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 phenomenon).
• A faint click noise from the temperature
regulator when the compressor switches on or
Hints for storage of frozen
• Make sure that the commercially frozen food
products were adequately stored by the
• Make sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the food store to the freezer in the
shortest possible time.
• Once defrosted, food deteriorates rapidly and
cannot be refrozen.
• Do not exceed the storage period indicated by
the food manufacturer.
Hints for energy saving
• Do not open the door frequently or leave it
open longer than absolutely necessary.
• Do not remove the cold accumulators from the
freezer basket.
Hints for freezing
• Freeze only top quality, fresh and thoroughly
cleaned food products.
• For more efficient freezing and thawing divide
food into small portions.
• Wrap the food in aluminium foil or polythene.
Make sure that the packages are airtight.
• To avoid increase in temperature of already
frozen food, do not place fresh unfrozen food
directly next to it.
• Lean foods store better and longer than fatty
ones. Salt reduces the storage life of food.
• Do not eat ice cubes, water ices or ice lollies
immediately after taking them out of the
freezer. Risk of frostbites.
• It is advisable to show the freezing date on each
individual pack to enable you to keep tab of the
storage time.
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Care and cleaning
Warning! Refer to Safety
Cleaning the interior
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.
Caution! Do not use
detergents, abrasive powders,
chlorine or oil-based cleaners
as they will damage the finish.
Periodic cleaning
Caution! Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the appliance.
Caution! Do not damage the
cooling system.
Defrosting of the freezer
The freezer compartment is frost free. This
means that there is no build up of frost when it
is in operation, neither on the internal walls, nor
on the foods.
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. Clean the appliance and all accessories.
4. Leave the door/doors open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
Caution! If you want to keep
the appliance switched on, ask
somebody to check it once in
a while to prevent the food
inside from spoiling in case of
a power failure.
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 them
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
This will improve the performance of the
appliance and save electricity consumption.
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Warning! Refer to Safety
What to do if...
Possible cause
The appliance is noisy.
The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands stable.
Audible or visual alarm is on.
The cabinet has been recently
Refer to "Door Open Alarm/Indicaswitched on or the temperature is tor" or "High Temperature Alarm/
still too high.
The temperature in the appliance
is too high.
Refer to "Door Open Alarm/Indicator" or "High Temperature Alarm/
Temperature sensor problem.
Contact the nearest Authorised Service Centre (the cooling system will
continue to keep food products cold,
but temperature adjustment will not
be possible).
The compressor operates continu- Temperature is set incorrectly.
Refer to "Operation"/"Control Panel"
A square symbol is shown instead
of numbers on the temperature
Many food products were put in
at the same time.
Wait a few 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 appli- Allow food products to cool to room
ance were too warm.
temperature before storing.
The Super function is switched on. Refer to "Super function".
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Possible cause
The compressor does not start
immediately after pressing the Super or after changing the temperature.
This is normal, no error has occurred.
The compressor starts after some
Water flows on the floor.
The melting water outlet is not
connected to the evaporative tray
above the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to the
evaporative tray.
Temperature cannot be set.
The Super or Shopping function is
switched on.
Switch off Super or Shopping manually, or wait until the function resets automatically to set the temperature.
Refer to "Super or Shopping function".
DEMO appears on the display.
The appliance is in demonstration
Keep the OK pressed for approximately 10 seconds until a long sound
is heard and display shuts off for a
short time.
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 Super function is switched on. Refer to "Super function".
Door does not open easily.
You attempted to re-open the
door immediately after closing.
Wait a few seconds between closing
and re-opening of the door.
If the advice does not lead to the
desired result, contact the nearest
Authorised Service Centre.
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Technical data
Product information sheet
Trade Mark
John Lewis
JLFZW1817 925052878
8. Upright freezer
Energy efficiency class
Energy consumption in kWh per year, based on standard test re- 292
sults for 24 hours. The actual energy consumption will depend
on how the appliance is used and where it is located
Storage volume in litres, Fridge
Storage volume in litres, Star
Storage volume in litres, Cellar zone
Storage volume in litres, Wine
Storage volume in litres, Total
Storage volume in litres, Freezer
Storage volume in litres, Chiller
Storage volume in litres, Other compartments
Star rating of freezer compartment with highest storage volume
Design temperature of other compartments > 14 °C (°C), if any
Frost free (Y/N), Fridge
Frost free (Y/N), Freezer
Power cut safe in h
Freezing capacity in kg/24h
Climate class
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Lowest ambient temperature at which this appliance is intended
to be used, in °C
Highest ambient temperature at which this appliance is intended
to be used, in °C
Acoustical noise emissions dB(A) re1 pW
Built in appliance Y/N
This appliance is intended to be used exclusively for the storage
of wine Y/N
Additional technical data
1850 mm
595 mm
668 mm
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230 - 240 V
50 Hz
The technical information is situated in the rating
plate, on the external or internal side of the
appliance and on the energy label.
Repairs - after sales service
Your John Lewis appliance comes with a three
year guarantee. Your original receipt acts as
your guarantee. Please make sure you retain it.
The guarantee does not cover you against faults
caused by accidental damage or misuse. For
further details visit If it is not working correctly refer to
the "Troubleshooting" chapter in this user
manual. If a fault occurs which you can not
resolve through following the advice and
information contained within this instruction
manual, the next step is to contact John Lewis
technical support on:
0330 1230106
They will give you details for your local service
engineer. Before calling out an engineer, please
ensure you have read the details under the
heading “Troubleshooting”.
When you contact your local service engineer
you will need to give the following details:
Your name, address and post code
Your telephone number
Clear and concise details of fault
The purchase date as found on your receipt
The model and serial number of the appliance.
So that you always have these numbers at
hand, we recommend you to make a note of
them here:
• Mod.......................................
• P.N.C.....................................
• S.N.........................................
IMPORTANT: If you call out an engineer
to a fault listed under the heading
''Troubleshooting'', or to repair a fault
caused by incorrect use or installation, a
charge will be made even if the appliance
is under guarantee.
Spare parts
Always insist on genuine spare parts.
An authorised service engineer should service
this product, and only genuine spare parts
should be used. Under no circumstances should
you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons
may cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
Please contact John Lewis technical support on
0330 1230106 for assistance.
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Environmental concerns
marked with the symbol with the household
waste. Return the product to your local
recycling facility or contact your municipal office.
Recycle materials with the symbol . Put the
packaging in relevant containers to recycle it.
Help protect the environment and human health
by recycling waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose of appliances
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