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ZCF 52 C
820 41 72 27
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 or these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
Prior to Installation
Check the appliance for transport damage. Under no
circumstances should a damaged appliance be
installed. In the event of damage please contact your
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 authorised service or qualified
personnel using a special cable of the same type.
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 (R 600a) is contained
within the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a
natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility, which is neverthless 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.
- thorougly ventilate the room in witch the appliance
is situated.
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!
General Safety
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging
must therefore only be carried out by
authorised technicians.
Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible
fluid leakages.
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
During Use
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 refrigerator.
Maintenance and Cleaning
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.
This product should be serviced by an
authorised engineer 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. Contact your local
Service Force Centre.
At the end of the Appliance Life
When disposing of your appliance use an
authorised disposal site.
Check with your local Council or Environmental
Health Officer to see if there are facilities in your
area for recycling the appliance.
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 Information
Technical Specifications
Description of the Appliance
Control Panel
Before use
Starting the Appliance
Alarm light
Temperature Control
Opening/Closing the Lid
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Low Frost System.
Electrical Connections
Hints and Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
Maintenance and Cleaning
Internal cleaning
External cleaning
When the appliance is not in use
Something Not Working
Service and Spare Parts
Customer Care
Guarantee Conditions
Guide to Use the Instructions
The following symbols will be found in the text to
guide you throughout the instructions:
Safety instructions
Step by step instructions for an operation
Hints and Tips
Description of the Appliance
A - Compartment for frozen food storage
B - Freezer calendar (recommended storage times for frozen foods)
C - Compartment for freezing fresh foods
D - Dividing wall
E - Control panel
F - Defrost water drain
Control Panel
Before Use
Remove all packaging and securing tapes. Wash
inside the appliance with lukewarm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5m1 to 0.5 litre of water). Do not
use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry
Starting the Appliance
Insert the plug into the wall socket. The green pilot
light will illuminate to show that the appliance is
switched on.
The red alarm light will also illuminate until the freezer
reaches the correct temperature.
Alarm Light
The red alarm light will illuminate when the
temperature in the freezer is higher than the
thermostat setting. This alarm light will illuminate if:
The appliance has just been started.
Fresh food has been put in the freezer.
The lid has been left open, opened frequently or
open for too long.
The red light will go out when the freezer has returned
to the correct temperature.
Temperature Control
The temperature within the freezer is controlled by the
thermostat situated on the lower front of the cabinet.
To operate the freezer, proceed as follows:When you first start the freezer we suggest that you
turn the thermostat to a medium setting ie 3-4. The
correct setting can be found by measuring the
temperature of the top middle package in the freezer.
This should not have a temperature warmer than
1 = Lowest setting, minimum cold
7 = Highest setting, maximum cold
Allow the freezer to run for several hours before
placing food inside.
Do not fill the freezer to more than 5mm below the top
Opening/Closing the Lid
The lid is fitted with a tightly closing sealing strip to
prevent moisture entering the freezer, increasing the
amount of frost formed.
When the lid is opened the air inside the freezer
becomes slightly warmer and expands. When 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 again immediately. Never use
excessive force on the handle.
Freezing Fresh Food
It is important that fresh food placed in the freezer is
frozen quickly and that the food already in the freezer
is heated as little as possible.
If more than 3-4kg of food is to be frozen:
1. Press the SUPER button 6-24 hours before placing
fresh food in the freezer. The freezer will now run
continuously creating a sufficient reserve of the
required temperature.
2. Place the food in the freezer and leave the SUPER
button on for a further 24 hours.
3. Then turn the SUPER button off. The freezer will
return to nomal storage conditions.
If you forget to turn the SUPER button off, the
freezer will not be damaged, but energy will
be wasted.
The freezing capacity of the freezer is stated in the
rating plate (kg/24 hours). Do not exceed the amount
stated - if you do, the freezing time will be extended.
The rating plate is located inside the lid.
If you wish to freeze food several days in a row, please
observe a maximum capacity of only 2/3 to 3/4 of
that on the rating plate. The quality of the food is best
preserved when it is frozen right through to the core as
quickly as possible.
Frozen Food Storage
When first starting the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least 2 hours before storing
frozen food.
Do not exceed the storage period indicated by the
Do not open the lid frequently or leave it open longer
than is necessary.
Do not put carbonated liquids in the freezer.
Ice lollies, if consumed immediately after removal
from the freezer can cause 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.
In the event of a power cut, do not open the lid.
The food in the freezer will not be affected if the
power cut is short and the freezer is full. Should
the food begin to thaw it must be consumed
quickly and must not be re-frozen.
(See Hints and Tips)
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
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
The baskets are designed for the storage of food which has
already been frozen. The handles can be placed in two
positions, as shown.
The baskets can either be placed inside the freezer or hung
on the edge of the casing.
The following spare parts can be ordered from your local
Service Force Centre. Please note that 2 handles must be
ordered for each basket.
„A” Basket
„B” Basket
291340008/6 (2 required).
The following illustrations show how many baskets can be
placed in various freezer models.
The number above each illustration shows the width of the
freezer in millimetres.
Hints & Tips
Normal Operating Sounds
You may hear faint gurgling or bubbling sounds
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or
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
Food Storage
To obtain the best performance from your freezer:
Do not store warm food or evaporating liquid.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container is
advisable. When you arrive home, place the frozen
food in the freezer immediately.
Do not push food together too much, try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
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.
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 times indicated by the
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the appliance close to sources of
heat, such as a boiler or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well ventilated room
and make sure that the air openings of the
appliance are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by
packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before
placing them in the freezer.
Food which is to be frozen (when cool) should be
placed in the fridge before being transferred to the
Try to avoid keeping the lid open for long periods or
opening the lid too frequently as warm air will enter
the cabinet and cause the compressor to switch on
unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the lid
from closing properly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of
frozen foods, keep the lid closed.
If the
temperature within your freezer should rise, do not
refreeze the food without checking its condition.
The following guidelines should assist you:
Ice Cream:
Once thawed should be
Fruits & Vegetables:If soft should be cooked and
used up.
Breads & Cakes:
Can be refrozen without
Should be refrigerated and
used up quickly.
Cooked Dishes:
i.e. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces
of Meat:
Can be refrozen providing
there are still ice crystals
remaining within them.
Small Joints:
Should be cooked and can
then be refrozen as cooked
Should also be cooked and
refrozen as a fresh dish.
The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided whenever the
thickness of frost exceeds ¼".
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 perform this operation when the
appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting:
1. Disconnect the appliance from the electrical
2. Remove any stored food, wrap in several layers of
newspaper and store in a cool place.
3. Leave the lid open.
4. Remove the plug from the defrost water drain.
5. To accelerate the defrosting process place a bowl
of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer and
close the lid.
6. The defrost water can be collected in a bowl, as
7. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
thoroughly and replace the plug on the defrost
water drain.
8. Reconnect the appliance to the electricity supply
and leave to run for at least 2 hours on a medium
9. Replace the previously removed food.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs during
defrosting may shorten their safe storage life.
Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost from
the evaporator as this could damage the appliance
beyond repair.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried
out you must DISCONNECT the appliance from
the electricity supply
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.
NEVER use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax
polishes to clean the interior as these will
damage the surface and leave a strong odour.
To Change the Light Bulb
(Not a standard accessory for all models)
1. Disconnect the appliance from the electrical supply.
2. Unscrew the bulb.
3. Replace with a new bulb (max. 15W)
4. Reconnect to the electrical supply.
Spare bulbs are available from your local Service Force
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
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 lid open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
(Not a standard accessory for all models.) The freezer can
only be locked when the upper lid is pushed to the right
and the lower lid is pushed to the left. Insert the key in the
lock and turn. The key can be removed.
Remember to keep the key out of the reach of children.
Something not Working
Before: contacting your local Service Force Centre check the following point.
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 the appliance (green light off)
Check there is power at the socket
Check there is not a power cut by checking the
household lights.
Check the mains fuse has not blown.
The temperature in the freezer is too warm (red light on)
Check the thermostat control knob is turned to the
correct setting relevant to ambient conditions.
Check the ambient temperature is within the
appliance's operating limits of 10° to 32°C.
The freezer lid will not open
Excessive frost and ice has built up
Has the lid just been opened? If so leave for a few
minutes to allow the air pressure to equalise.
Adjust the thermostat control knob to give correct
temperature control. See 'Temperature Control'.
Check that the lid is closed.
Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet/and or the lid is frequently opened.
Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Ensure the lid has not been left open.
Check that nothing is preventing the lid from closing.
Is the lid gasket intact and clean?
Has advised periodic cleaning been carried out.
Refer to 'Normal Operating Sounds'
If after all 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:-
0870 5 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
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details under the heading "Something Not
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
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
Customer Care Department
55-77 High Street
08705 727727 (*)
* calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
Guarantee Conditions
We, Zanussi undertake that if within 12 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 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 electrical supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions.
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 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 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 improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the
United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are the subject of rental
Products of Zanussi manufacture which are not marketed by Zanussi.
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 the 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 appliances.
+33 (0)3 44 62 29 99
+49 (0)911 323 2600
+39 (0)1678 47053
+46 (0)8 738 79 50
+44 (0)1753 219897
Technical Specifications
ZCF 52 C
Volume (net)
Height with rollers
Energy consumpt./24h
Freezing capacity
Hold-over time
Rated power
Volume (gross)
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.
Place the freezer horizontally on a firm surface,
resting on all four wheels. Use a wooden block or
similar object to compensate for any bumps/holes
in the floor's surface.
The room should be dry and adequately ventilated.
If the room temperature exceeds 32°C, or falls
below freezing point, the freezer will not function as
it should.
Do not place the freezer close to sources of heat,
radiators, chimneys, etc. and do not place the
freezer in direct sunlight.
If the freezer has been handled standing on end, it
should be allowed to stand in the normal position
for about 12 hours before switching it on.
Ensure that the appliance is installed where it is
easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a
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 observed.
Electrical Requirements
The appliance is supplied with a 13amp plug fitted. In
the event of having to change the fuse in the plug
supplied, a 13amp ASTA approved (BS1362) fuse
must be used.Should the plug need to be replaced for
any reason. The wires in the mains lead are coloured
in accordance with the following code:
13 A
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
Green and Yellow: Earth
The wire coloured green and yellow must be
connected to the terminal marked with the letter "E" or
by the earth symbol
or coloured green and
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal "N" or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal marked "L" or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray
strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be
secure over the outer sheath.
Printed by Xerox Hungary Ltd.
Rev.: 2002. 08. 09.
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