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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: ZBA14420SA
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Polish

Table of Contents

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Safety instructions _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 8
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 10
Subject to change without notice.
Safety instructions
In the interest of your safety and to ensure the
correct use, before installing and first using the
appliance, read this user manual carefully, in-
cluding its hints and warnings. To avoid unnec-
essary mistakes and accidents, it is important to
ensure that all people using the appliance are
thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety
features. Save these instructions and make sure
that they remain with the appliance if it is moved
or sold, so that everyone using it through its life
will be properly informed on appliance use and
For the safety of life and property keep the pre-
cautions of these user's instructions as the man-
ufacturer is not responsible for damages caused
by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by per-
sons (including children) with reduced physi-
cal, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction con-
cerning use of the appliance by a person re-
sponsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children.
There is risk of suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the
plug out of the socket, cut the connection ca-
ble (as close to the appliance as you can)
and remove the door to prevent playing chil-
dren to suffer electric shock or to close them-
selves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door
seals is to replace an older appliance having
a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid, be
sure to make that spring lock unusable before
you discard the old appliance. This will pre-
vent it from becoming a death trap for a child.
General safety
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance en-
closure or in the built-in structure, clear of ob-
• The appliance is intended for keeping food-
stuff and/or beverages in a normal household
and similar applications such as:
– staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and
other working environments;
– farm houses and by clients in hotels, mo-
tels and other residential type environ-
– bed and breakfast type environments;
– catering and similar non-retail applications.
• Do not use a mechanical device or any artifi-
cial means to speed up the thawing process.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such
as ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
appliances, unless they are approved for this
purpose by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is con-
tained within the refrigerant circuit of the ap-
pliance, a natural gas with a high level of envi-
ronmental compatibility, which is nevertheless
During transportation and installation of the
appliance, be certain that none of the compo-
nents of the refrigerant circuit become dam-
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If the refrigerant circuit should become dam-
– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the
appliance is situated
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
modify this product in any way. Any damage
to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire
and/or electric shock.
Warning! Any electrical component (pow-
er cord, plug, compressor) must be re-
placed by a certified service agent or qualified
service personnel to avoid hazard.
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not
squashed or damaged by the back of the
appliance. A squashed or damaged pow-
er plug may overheat and cause a fire.
3. Make sure that you can come to the
mains plug of the appliance.
4. Do not pull the mains cable.
5. If the power plug socket is loose, do not
insert the power plug. There is a risk of
electric shock or fire.
6. You must not operate the appliance with-
out the lamp cover (if foreseen) of interior
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
• Do not remove nor touch items from the
freezer compartment if your hands are damp/
wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or
frost/freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
• Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this appli-
ance are special purpose lamps selected for
household appliances use only. They are not
suitable for household room illumination.
Daily Use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
appliance, because they may explode.
• Do not place food products directly against
the air outlet on the rear wall. (If the appliance
is Frost Free)
• Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has
been thawed out.
• Store pre-packed frozen food in accordance
with the frozen food manufacturer's instruc-
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recom-
mendations should be strictly adhered to. Re-
fer to relevant instructions.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer compartment as it creates pressure
on the container, which may cause it to ex-
plode, resulting in damage to the appliance.
• Ice lollies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance
and disconnect the mains plug from the
mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal ob-
• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost
from the appliance. Use a plastic scraper.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator
for defrosted water. If necessary, clean the
drain. If the drain is blocked, water will collect
in the bottom of the appliance.
Important! For electrical connection carefully
follow the instructions given in specific
• Unpack the appliance and check if there are
damages on it. Do not connect the appliance
if it is damaged. Report possible damages
immediately to the place you bought it. In that
case retain packing.
• It is advisable to wait at least four hours be-
fore connecting the appliance to allow the oil
to flow back in the compressor.
• Adequate air circulation should be around the
appliance, lacking this leads to overheating.
To achieve sufficient ventilation follow the in-
structions relevant to installation.
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• Wherever possible the back of the product
should be against a wall to avoid touching or
catching warm parts (compressor, condens-
er) to prevent possible burn.
• The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or cookers.
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible
after the installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only (If a
water connection is foreseen).
• Any electrical work required to do the servic-
ing of the appliance should be carried out by
a qualified electrician or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an author-
ized Service Centre, and only genuine spare
parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses
which could damage the ozone layer, in ei-
ther its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials.
The appliance shall not be discarded together
with the urban refuse and rubbish. The insula-
tion foam contains flammable gases: the appli-
ance shall be disposed according to the appli-
cable regulations to obtain from your local au-
thorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, espe-
cially at the rear near the heat exchanger. The
materials used on this appliance marked by the
symbol are recyclable.
Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to a
medium setting.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature
regulator to the "O" position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward lower
settings to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward higher
settings to obtain the maximum coldness.
A medium setting is generally the most
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.
Important! If the ambient temperature is high
or the appliance is fully loaded, and the
appliance is set to the lowest temperatures, it
may run continuously causing frost to form on
the rear wall. In this case the dial must be set to
a higher temperature to allow automatic
defrosting and therefore reduced energy
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time,
wash the interior and all internal accessories
with lukewarm water and some neutral soap so
as to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the finish.
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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 fresh foods it is not necessary to
change the medium setting.
However, for a faster freezing operation, turn the
temperature regulator toward higher settings to
obtain the maximum coldness.
Important! In this condition, the refrigerator
compartment temperature might drop below
0°C. If this occurs reset the temperature
regulator to a warmer setting.
Storage of frozen food
When first starting-up or after a period out of
use, before putting the products in the compart-
ment let the appliance run at least 2 hours on
the higher settings.
Important! In the event of accidental
defrosting, for example due to a power failure, if
the power has been off for longer than 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 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 operation.
Small pieces may even be cooked still frozen,
directly from the freezer: in this case, cooking
will take longer.
Movable shelves
The walls of the re-
frigerator are equip-
ped with a series of
runners so that the
shelves can be posi-
tioned as desired.
Important! Do not
move the glass shelf
above the vegetable
drawer and the bottle
shelf to ensure cor-
rect air circulation.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of
food packages of var-
ious sizes, the door
shelves can be
placed at different
Gradually pull the
shelf in the direction
of the arrows until it
comes free, then re-
position as required.
Helpful hints and tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling
sound when the refrigerant is pumped
through the coils or tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is
being pumped around and you will hear a
whirring sound and a pulsating noise from the
compressor. This is correct.
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden
cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous
physical phenomenon. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or
switches off, you will hear a faint "click" of the
temperature regulator. This is correct.
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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 tempera-
ture 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 warm-
er settings to allow automatic defrosting and
so a saving in electricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
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
• position food so that air can circulate freely
around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and
place on the glass shelf above the vegetable
For safety, store in this way only one or two
days at the most.
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these should
be covered and may be placed on any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thorough-
ly cleaned and placed in the special drawer(s)
Butter and cheese: these should be placed in
special airtight containers or wrapped in alumi-
nium foil or polythene bags to exclude as much
air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and
should be stored in the bottle rack on the door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not
packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.
Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing proc-
ess, here are some important hints:
• the maximum quantity of food which can be
frozen in 24 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No fur-
ther food to be frozen should be added dur-
ing this period;
• only freeze 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 poly-
thene and make sure that the packages are
• 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 re-
moval 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 appli-
ance, you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen food-
stuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the freezer in the short-
est 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.
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Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any maintenance operation.
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging
must therefore only be carried out by authorized
Periodic cleaning
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with luke-
warm water and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe clean
to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any
pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly
perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes to
clean the interior as this will damage the surface
and leave a strong odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the com-
pressor at the back of the appliance with a
brush. This operation will improve the perform-
ance of the appliance and save electricity con-
Important! Take care of not to damage the
cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners con-
tain chemicals that can attack/damage the plas-
tics used in this appliance. For this reason it is
recommended that the outer casing of this ap-
pliance is only cleaned with warm water with a
little washing-up liquid added.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the
mains supply.
Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the evapo-
rator of the refrigerator compartment every time
the motor compressor stops, during normal use.
The defrost water drains out through a trough
into a special container at the back of the appli-
ance, over the motor compressor, where it
It is important to periodically clean the defrost
water drain hole in the middle of the refrigerator
compartment channel to prevent the water over-
flowing and dripping onto the food inside. Use
the special cleaner provided, which you will find
already inserted into the drain hole.
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form
on the freezer shelves and around the top
Important! Defrost the freezer when the frost
layer reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
To remove the frost, do these steps:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool
3. Leave the door open.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the inte-
rior thoroughly and refit the plug.
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the
maximum coldness and run the appliance
for two or three hours using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food into
the compartment.
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Important! 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.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long peri-
ods, take the following precautions:
• disconnect the appliance from electrici-
ty supply
• remove all food
• defrost (if foreseen) and clean the appliance
and all accessories
• leave the door/doors ajar to prevent unpleas-
ant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to
check it once in a while to prevent the food in-
side from spoiling in case of a power failure.
What to do if…
Warning! Before troubleshooting,
disconnect the mains plug from the mains
Only a qualified electrician or competent person
must do the troubleshooting that is not in this
Important! There are some sounds during
normal use (compressor, refrigerant circulation).
Problem Possible cause Solution
The appliance does not op-
erate. The lamp does not
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.
The appliance has no power. There
is no voltage in the mains socket.
Connect a different electrical appli-
ance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The lamp does not work. The lamp is in stand-by. Close and open the door.
The lamp is defective. Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
The compressor operates
The temperature is not set correctly. Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed correctly. Refer to "Closing the door".
The door has been opened too fre-
Do not keep the door open longer
than necessary.
The product temperature is too
Let the product temperature de-
crease to room temperature before
The room temperature is too high. Decrease the room temperature.
Water flows on the rear
plate of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting
process, frost defrosts on the rear
This is correct.
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Problem Possible cause Solution
Water flows into the refrig-
The water outlet is clogged. Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water flows
into the water collector.
Make sure that products do not touch
the rear plate.
Water flows on the ground. The melting water outlet does not
flow in the evaporative tray above
the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet to the
evaporative tray.
The temperature in the ap-
pliance is too low.
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a higher temperature.
The temperature in the ap-
pliance is too high.
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a lower temperature.
Replacing the bulb
If you want to replace the bulb, do these steps:
1. Break the circuit of the appliance.
2. Unscrew the lamp cover securing screw.
3. Unhook the moving part by pressing it as
shown in the figure.
4. Replace the bulb with one of the same
power and specifically designed for house-
hold appliances (the maximum power is
shown on the light bulb cover).
5. Fix the lamp cover in place.
6. Screw the lamp cover securing screw.
7. Reconnect the appliance.
8. Open the door and check if the light comes
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "In-
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Service Center.
Technical data
Dimension of the recess
Height 880 mm
Width 560 mm
Depth 550 mm
Rising Time 12 h
Voltage 230 V
Frequency 50 Hz
The technical information are situated in the rat-
ing plate on the internal left side of the appli-
ance and in the energy label.
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Caution! Read the "Safety Information"
carefully for your safety and correct
operation of the appliance before installing the
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well
ventilated indoor, also in a garage or cellar, but
for optimum performance install this appliance
at a location where the ambient temperature
corresponds to the climate class indicated on
the rating plate of the appliance:
Ambient temperature
SN +10°C to + 32°C
N +16°C to + 32°C
ST +16°C to + 38°C
T +16°C to + 43°C
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and
frequency shown on the rating plate correspond
to your domestic power supply.
The appliance must be earthed. The power sup-
ply cable plug is provided with a contact for this
purpose. If the domestic power supply socket is
not earthed, connect the appliance to a sepa-
rate earth in compliance with current regula-
tions, consulting a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility if
the above safety precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Direc-
Environmental concerns
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 office.
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