Zanussi ZBF 3124 manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: ZBF 3124
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French

Table of Contents

Page: 39
Instructions for the User
Important Safety Instructions 41
Use 42
Cleaning the interior 42
Control panel 43
Operation 43
Temperature regulation 43
Quick freezing 43
Warning light 43
Freezing calendar 43
Freezing of fresh foods 44
Storage of commercially frozen food 44
Thawing 44
Ice-cube production 44
Tips 44
Tips for freezing fresh foods 44
Tips for storage of commercially frozen food 44
Maintenance 45
Periodic cleaning 45
Periodios of non-operation 45
Defrosting 45
Something not Working 46
Instructions for the Installer
Technical specifications 47
Installation 47
Positioning 47
Electrical connection 47
Door reversal 48
Instructions for totally built-in appliances 48
Page: 40
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future
reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and
leave the appliance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new
owner can be acquainted with the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.
These warnings are provided in the interest of safety.You must read them carefully before installing or
using the appliance.
■ Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried out
by inexperienced persons may cause injury or
more serious malfunctioning. Refer to your local
Service Centre, and always insist on genuine
spare parts.
■ This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its
cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must
therefore only be carried out by authorised
■ The domestic refrigerators and freezers are
designed to be used specifically for the storage of
edible foodstuffs only.
■ Frozen food must not be re-frozen once it has
been thawed out.
■ Manufacturers’ storage recommendations should
be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant
■ The inner lining of the appliance consists of
channels through which the refrigerant passes. If
these should be punctured this would damage the
appliance beyond repair and cause food loss. DO
frost or ice. Frost may be removed by using the
scraper provided. Under no circumstances should
solid ice be forced off the liner. Solid ice should be
allowed to thaw when defrosting the appliance.
See defrost instructions.
■ Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the
freezer as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, resulting in
damage to the appliance. Do not use a mechanical
device or any artificial means to speed up the
thawing process other than those recommended
by the manufacturer. Never use metal objects for
cleaning your appliance as it may get damaged.
■ Care must be taken to 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
General Safety
■ This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
■ It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify
this product in any way.
■ Before any cleaning or maintenance work is
carried out, be sure to switch off and unplug the
■ This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
■ Ice follies can cause frost burns if consumed
straight from the appliance.
■ Take utmost care when handling your
appliance so as not to cause any damages to
the cooling unit with consequent possible fluid
■ The appliance must not be located close to
radiators or gas cookers.
■ Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to
direct sunlight.
■ There must be adequate ventilation round the
back of the appliance and any damage to the
refrigerant circuit must be avoided.
■ For freezers only (except built-in models): an
ideal location is the cellar or basement.
■ Do not use other electrical appliances (such as
ice cream makers) inside of refrigerating
Service / Repair
■ Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
■ This appliance should be serviced by an
authorised Service Centre, and only genuine
spare parts should be used.
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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
Do not use detergents or abrasive powders,
as these will damage the finish.
The freezer is marked with the symbol, which means that the compartment is suitable for freezing
fresie food and long-term storage of frozen food.
Environment Protection
■ This appliance does not contain gasses which
could damage the ozone layer, in either its
refrigerant circuit or insulation materials.The
appliance shall not be discarded together with
the urban refuse and rubbish. Avoid damaging
the cooling unit, especially at the rear near the
heat exchanger. Information on your local
disposal sites may be obtained from your
municipal authorities.
■ The materials used on this appliance marked
with the symbol are recyclable.
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personnel using a special cable of the same type.
■ During normal operation, the condenser and
compressor at the back of the appliance heat up
considerably. For safety reasons, minimum
ventilation must be as shown in the relevant
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
■ If the appliance is transported horizontally, it is
possible that the oil contained in the compressor
flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is advisable to wait
at least two hours before connecting the appliance
to allow the oil to flow back in the compressor.
■ There are working parts in this product which heat
up. Always ensure that there is adequate
ventilation as a failure to do this will result in
component failure and possible food loss. See
installation instructions.
■ Parts which heat up should not be exposed.
Wherever possible the back of the product should
be against a wall.
■ If the appliance has been transported horizontally,
it is possible that the oil contained in the
compressor flows in the refrigerant circuit. It is
advisable to wait at least two hours before
connecting the appliance to allow the oil to flow
back in the compressor.
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Control panel
➀ Pilot light (green)
➁ Thermostat control knob
➂ Fast freeze light (yellow)
➃ Fast freeze switch)
➄ Warning light (red)
Temperature regulation
Turn knob ➁
➁.beyond the«O» position.
To safely store frozen and deep-frozen foods, the
inner temperature of the freezer must be at least
-18° C or colder. Therefore, we suggest you turn the
knob to a medium setting.
The temperature inside the freezer is automatically
adjusted to ensure safe storage of the 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;
• location of appliance.
The minimum setting (least cold) is represented by
the lowest number and the maximum setting
(coldest) by the highest number. In any case, bear in
mind that the temperature can be either increased
(warmer) by turning the thermostat knob
anticlockwise or decreased (colder) by turning it
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the thermostat knob ➁
➁ clockwise after the
position «O». The pilot light ➀
➀ will light up indicating
that the appliance is powered. The warning light ➄
will blink and the sound signal alarm will get on,
indicating that the temperature inside the appliance
is too high.
Push the button ➃
➃, the sound signal alarm will get
off and pushing the button a second time the super
control light ➂
➂ light up. The freezer will start to
To stop operation, simply turn the thermostat knob to
position «O».
➁ ➂
➂ ➃
➃ ➄
Quick freezing
For quick-freezing, push the button ➃
➃. The super
control light ➂
➂ will then light up.
If the quick-freezing function is not ended manually,
the appliance switch off the quick-freezing function
after 52 hours. The yellow light goes out.
The quick-freezing function can be ended manually at
any time by pressing the button ➃
➃ again. The yellow
light goes out.
Warning light
This light ➄
➄ flashes when the temperature inside the
appliance has increased so much as to jeopardize the
preservation of food in the compartment (warmer than
When the appliance is switched on for the first time or
when food is placed in the compartment for freezing,
this light flashes until the temperature has reached
the level required for correct storage.
Freezing Calendar
The symbols on the drawers show different types of
frozen goods.
The numbers indicate storage times in months for the
appropriate types of frozen goods. Whether the upper
or lower value of the indicated storage time is valid
depends on the quality of the foods and pre-treating
before freezing.
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Tips for freezing fresh foods
To help you get the best out of the freezing process,
here are a few hints:
■ Freeze only good-quality, fresh and well-cleaned
foods. Split them into small portions to speed up
freezing and avoid having to thaw more food than
you require. It is in fact important to remember that
once the foods have thawed out, they deteriorate
■ Another point to remember is that lean foods keep
better and longer than fatty foods. Salt too reduces
storage times.
■ Wrap the foods in foil or polythene ½lm, ensuring
that the wrapping adheres closely to the food and
is well sealed. In this way, by avoiding contact with
air, the colour ¾avour and nutritional value of the
foods remain intact.
■ During the freezing process, do not add further
foods for freezing and do not open the freezer
■ The foods for freezing should not be placed in
contact with already frozen foods, but put in the
special freezing compartment. This will stop the
Tips for storage of commercially
frozen food
To get the best out of your freezer, in the case of
storage of commercially frozen food you should
ensure that:
■ the products have been correctly stored by the
■ that there is only a very short time between when
you purchase the products and when you put them
in the freezer;
■ you do not store products for longer than the time
speci½ed by the food manufacturer;
■ Avoid opening the door too frequently and when
you do open it, leave it open only for as long as is
strictly necessary;
■ A word of warning about ice lollies: they should not
be eaten straight out of the freezer as this might
cause cold burns.
temperature of already frozen foods from rising.
■ Never put ½zzy drinks in the freezer as they
might well burst.
■ In addition, never put hot foods or liquids in the
freezer compartment and take care not to ½ll
recipients up to the brim if they are covered with a
■ It is a good idea to mark the packs with the date
on which freezing started so that you can keep a
check on storage periods.
Ice-cube production
This appliance is equipped with one or more trays for
the production of ice-cubes.
Fill these trays with water, then put them in the
Do not use metallic instruments to remove
the trays from the freezer.
Freezing of fresh foods
To quick-freeze foods when the appliance has not
been in use, switch on the freezer and let it run on the
quick-freeze setting for at least three hours before
putting the food to be frozen in the compartment.
If instead the appliance is already in operation, it
should run on the quick-freeze setting for at least 24
hours before the foods are put in the freezer. Once
the foods have been placed in the freezer, the
freezing operation can be considered to be complete
24 hours later. Once freezing is complete, the freezer
should be reset for normal storage use.
Food to be frozen has to be placed in the
appliance's two top compartments; if freezing only
a small amount of food, use the top compartment.
In the top compartment, products must only be
stacked up to the mark on the cabinet wall so as to
ensure that air circulation is not obstructed.
The maximum amount of food which is freezable
in 24 hours is indicated on the rating plate.This is
to be found on the bottom left-hand side.
You should never freeze all at once a greater quantity
of foods than the maximum indicated on the
appliance’s rating plate.
Storage of frozen food
When you first start the freezer or if the freezer has
been out of use for some time, we advise you to run
your appliance for at least two hours in the «fast
freeze» mode before storing frozen food.
If there is a power failure when food is in the
freezer, do not open the door of the freezer.
The frozen food will not be affected if the
power cut is of short duration (up to 20
hours) and the freezer is full, otherwise, it is
recommended that the food should be used
within a short time (a temperature increase
of the frozen food shortens its safe storage
Deep-frozen or frozen food, prior to being used, can
be thawed in the refrigerator 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.
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The freezer compartment will become progressively
covered with frost. This should be removed with the
special plastic scraper provided, whenever the
thickness of the frost exceeds 1/4".
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 carry out this operation when the
appliance is empty.
To carry out complete defrosting proceed as follows:
1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of
newspaper and put it in a cool place.
2. Turn the thermostat control knob ➁
➁ to the «O»
3. Leave the door open.
4. Introduce the plastic scraper in the appropriate
seating at the base of the cabinet as shown in the
figure and place a basin underneath to collect the
defrost water (see fig.).
5. When defrosting is completed dry the interior
Keep the scraper for future use.
Periodic cleaning
Never use metal objects for clearing your appliance as
it may get damaged. Clean the inside with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
To guarantee a safe operation of the fridge, once a
year remove the ventilation grille at the base and clean
the air channels with a vacuum cleaner.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take
the following precautions:
remove the plug from the wall socket;
remove all food:
defrost and clean the interior and all accessories;
leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate to prevent
unpleasant smells.
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 authorised
Remove the protection (A) by unscrewing both
screws (B).
Clean the protection and the bottom of the
After cleaning replace the protection and fix with both
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6. Turn the thermostat control to a medium setting
and, after letting the appliance run for at least two
hours in the «fast freeze» mode, replace the
previously removed food into the compartments.
Never use metal objects for defrosting your
appliance as it may get damaged.
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 increase of the frozen food
shortens its safe storage period.
If the appliance is not functioning properly, check that:
Malfunction Remedy
Appliance does not function, no pilot light is illuminated.
The freezer temperature is not sufficient, red light lights up.
Large accumulation of frost in the appliance, perhaps also at
the door seal.
Unusual noises.
The compressor does not start immediately after pressing the
fast freeze button or after changing the temperature setting.
The appliance works, but the pilot light is flashing
- Appliance is not switched on; switch appliance on.
- Mains plug is not inserted or is loose; insert mains plug.
- Fuse has blown or is defective; check fuse, replace if
- Mains socket is defective; Mains malfunctions are to be
corrected by an electrician.
- Temperature is not properly adjusted; please refer to the
section “Temperature regulation”.
- Door was open for a long time; only leave the door open as
long as necessary.
- Within the last 24 hours a large quantity of warm foods
were loaded; press the fast freeze button.
- Appliance is next to a source of warmth; please refer to the
section “Location”.
- Door is not properly sealed (perhaps after re-hanging
door); carefully warm the door seal with a hand-held hair
dryer at those points which are not airtight (no warmer
than approx. 50°C). At the same time, shape the warmed
door seal by hand, so that it is again properly seated.
- A part at the back of the appliance, e.g. a tube, is in
contact with another appliance part or the wall; bend this
part away carefully if necessary.
- This is normal, no error has occurred; the compressor
starts after a period of time.
Please contact the nearest service centre.
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lf 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 prevent it from becoming a
death-trap for a child.
The appliance should be installed well away from
sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct
sunlight etc.
Best performance is obtained with ambient
temperature between +18°C and +43°C (class T);
+18°C and +38°C (class ST); +16°C and +32°C (class
N); +10°C and +32°C (class SN).
The class of your appliance is shown on its rating
For building-in and door reversibility refer to the
relevant instructions.
Electrical connection
Before plugging in, ensure that the voltage and
frequency shown on the serial number plate
correspond to your domestic power supply.
Voltage can vary by ±6% of the rated voltage.
For operation with different voltages, a suitably sized
auto-transformer must be used.
The appliance must be earthed.
The power supply cable plug is provided with a
contact for this purpose.
If the domestic power supply socket is not
earthed. connect the appliance to a separate
earth in compliance with current regulations,
consulting a specialist technician.
The Manufacturer declines all responsibility if the
above safety precautions are not observed.
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance
from the mains power supply; the plug must
therefore be easily accessible after installation.
This appliance complies with the following
E.E.C. Directives:
- 87/308 EEC of 2/6/87 relative to radio interference
- 73/23 EEC of 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and
subsequent modifications;
- 89/336 EEC of 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive) and subsequent
If your appliance is still not working properly after making the above checks, contact the nearest service centre.
To obtain fast service, it is essential that when you apply for it you specify the model and serial number
of your appliance which can be found on the guarantee certificate or on the rating plate located inside
the appliance, on the bottom left-hand side.
The technical infomation are situated in the rating plate on the internal left side of the appliance .
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Door Reversibility
The appliance is supplied with the door
opening to the right.
For door opening in the opposite direction,
perform the following actions prior to
1. Unscrew the upper pin and remove the spacer
2. Remove the door.
3. Unscrew with a key the lower pin and replace it
on the opposite side.
4. Reinsert the door, refit the spacer and rescrew
the upper pin on the opposite side.
% &
Instructions for totally built-in
Building-in instructions
Dimensions of housing
High (1) 880 mm
Depth (2) 550 mm
Width (3) 560 mm
For safety reasons, minimum ventilation must be as
shown in Fig.
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
It is necessary that the niche is provided with a
conduct of ventilation having the following
Depth 50 mm
Width 540 mm
Make sure that a distance of 44 mm is maintained in
the lower part between the kitchen furniture and the
border of the appliance.
The lower hinge cover inserted in the accessories
bag, is useful to guarantee the exact position of the
kitchen furniture and the appliance.
Also make sure that the appliance does not clamp
the mains cable
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Fasten the appliance with 4 screws provided in the
kit included with the appliance.
Apply the sealing strip pushing it between the
refrigerator and the adjacent cabinet.
Apply covers (C-D) on joint cover lugs and into hinge
Snap hinge covers (E) into position.
From the plastic cover (E), which is used to cover the
hinge with the pivot pin, you must take away the part
as indicated in the drawing.
This operation is made easer since there is, in the
internal part of the cover hinge lid a groove that
facilates the removal of this coomponent.
“Remove the part marked with DX, if the pivot pin is
inserted in the right hinge, SX in opposite case.”
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Separate parts Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd as shown in the
Place guide (Ha) on the inside part of the furniture
door, up and down as shown in the figure and mark
the position of external holes. After having drilled
holes, fix the guide with the screws supplied.
+1 ''
+1 ''
Open the appliance door and the furniture door at
90°. Insert the small square (Hb) into guide (Ha).
Put together the appliance door and the furniture
door and mark the holes as indicated in the figure. .
Fix cover (Hc) on guide (Ha) until it clips into place
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Place the small square on the guide again and fix it
with the screws supplied.
Should the lining up of the furniture door be
necessary, use the clearance of slots.
At the end of operations, it is necessary to check if
the door of the furniture closes properly.
Fix cover (Hd) on guide (Hb) until it clips into place.
Remove the brackets and mark a distance of 8 mm
from the outer edge of the door where the nail must
be fitted (K).

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