Zanussi ZBF 7116 manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: ZBF 7116
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English

Table of Contents

Page: 13
Instructions for the User
Important Safety Instructions 15
Use 16
Cleaning the interior 16
Control panel 17
Display 17
Use of the freezer compartment 18
Freezing of fresh foods 18
Storage of commercially frozen food 18
Freezing calendar 19
Thawing 19
Ice-cube production 19
Tips 19
Tips for freezing fresh foods 19
Tips for storage of commercially frozen food 19
Maintenance 20
Periodic cleaning 20
Periodios of non-operation 20
Defrosting 20
Customer Service and Spare Part20
Instructions for the Installer
Technical specifications 21
Installation 21
Positioning 21
Electrical connection 21
Door reversal 22
Instructions for totally built-in appliances 22
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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
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A - Appliance button ON/OFF
B - Temperature and function indicator
C - Function button
D - Freezer Thermostat control knob
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1. Door open alarm indicator
2. Positive or negative Temperature indicator
3. Temperature indicator
4. If on the fast freeze function is on
After plugging the plug into the power outlet, if the
display is not illuminated, press key (A), appliance on.
As soon as the appliance is turned on, the following
signals will appear on the control panel:
• symbol (2) will be positive, indicating that the
temperature is positive.
• the temperature flashes, the background of the
display is red and you will hear a buzzer. Press key
(C) and the buzzer will go off (also see the section
on "excessive temperature alarm").
Place the freezer thermostat control knob (D) in a
middle position, and the appliance will be set up to
provide the following temperature:
roughly -18°C in the freezer.
Switching off
The appliance is shut off by holding down key (A) for
more than 1 second. After this, a countdown of the
temperature from -3 -2 -1 will be shown.
When the appliance is shut off, display (B) also goes
Activation of functions
Each time key C is pressed, the following functions
are activated in a clockwise direction:
Symbol 4 : rapid freezing function.
No Symbol: Normal operation
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Use of the freezer
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated and can
be increased to achieve a higher temperature
(warmer) by rotating the thermostat knob toward l
settings or reduced (colder) rotating the knob
towards l settings.
However, the exact setting should be chosen
keeping in mind that the temperature inside the
refrigerator depends on:
• room temperature;
• how often the door is opened;
• the quantity of food stored;
• location of appliance.
We suggest setting the knob to the middle position to
obtain an internal temperature of approximately -
18°C, which guarantees proper freezing and
conservation of the frozen foods.
Freezing fresh food
The freezer compartment is suitable for long term
storage of commercially frozen food, and for freezing
fresh food.
The maximum quantity of foods to freeze in 24 hours is
shown on the serial number plate.
To freeze fresh foods, you will need to activate the
rapid freezing function. Press key C (several times if
necessary) until the corresponding icon appears
After a pre-cooling period of 24 hours, place the foods
in the freezer.
The freezing process takes 24 hours. During this
period do not put other foods in the freezer.
This function stops automatically after 52 hours.
Put the foods to be frozen in the two top
The function can be de-activated at any time by
pressing key C (see paragraph "Activation of
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 12 hours on the fast freeze
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
you should:
if large quantities of food are to be stored, remove all
drawers and baskets from appliance and place food
on cooling shelves.
Pay careful attention not to exceed load limit stated
on the side of the upper section (where applicable).
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
characteristics chart under “rising time”, the
defrosted food must be consumed quickly or cooked
immediately and then refrozen (after cooling).
Excessive temperature alarm
An increase in the temperature in the freezer
compartment (for example due to an electricity
outage) is indicated by:
- flashing temperature;
- freezer compartment flashing (symbol 2);
- red illumination of display;
- sounding of buzzer.
- alarm symbol.
When normal conditions are restored:
- the acoustic signal shuts off;
- the temperature value continues to flash;
- the display illumination remains red.
When you press key "C" to de-activate the alarm, the
highest temperature reached in the compartment
appears on indicator 2 for approximately 5 seconds.
At this point the flashing stops and the display
illumination changes over from red to white.
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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
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
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.
■ 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.
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.
Freezing Calendar
The symbols on the drawers show different types of
frozen goods.
Door open acoustic alarm
An acoustic alarm will sound when the door is left
open for more than 1 minute.
The door open alarm conditions are indicated by:
- flashing symbol (1);
- red display illumination;
- beeping sound.
Press the button (C) to stop the acoustic alarm.
When normal conditions are restored (door closed):
- the acoustic alarm will stop.
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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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.
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
If the appliance is not functioning properly, check
• the plug is firmly in the wall socket and the mains
power switch is on;
• there is an electricity supply (find out by plugging
in another appliance);
• the thermostat knob is in the correct position.
• If there are water drops on the bottom of the
cabinet, check that the defrost water drain
opening is not obstructed (see “Defrosting”
• 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 freezer compartment is a "no frost" type. This
means that there is no buildup of frost when it is in
operation, neither on the internal walls nor on the
The absence of frost is due to the continuous
circulation of cold air inside the compartment, driven
by an automatically controlled fan.
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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
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.
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Instructions for totally built-in
Building-in instructions
Dimensions of housing
High (1) 1030 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.
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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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