Zanussi ZBF 7226 manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: ZBF 7226
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, Portuguese

Table of Contents

Page: 12
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.
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 prevent it from becoming a death-trap for a child.
These warnings are provided in the interest of safety.You must read them carefully before installing or
using the appliance.
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 appliance.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it
• Ice lollies 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 leakages.
• 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
• Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person
• This product should be serviced by an authorized
Service Centre, 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
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 authorized
• The domestic refrigerators and freezers are
designed to be used specifically for the storage
of edible foodstuffs only.
• 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
Warning: when the ambient temperature is not
included within the range indicated for the class
of this appliance, the following instructions must
be observed: when the ambient temperature
drops below the minimum level, the storage
temperature in the freezer compartment cannot
be guaranteed; therefore it is advisable to use the
food stored as soon as possible.
• 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.
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Warnings 13
Use 15
Cleaning the interior 15
Control panel 15
Display 15
Operation 16
Activation of function 16
Switching off 16
Temperature regulation 16
Freezing fresh food 16
Storage of frozen food 16
Excessive temperature alarm 17
Door open acoustic alarm 17
Thawing 17
Ice-cube production 17
Cold accumulator 17
Hints 18
Hints for freezing 18
Hints for storage of frozen food 18
Maintenance 19
Periodic cleaning 19
Periods of no operation 19
Defrosting 19
Customer service and spare parts 19
Technical information 19
Installation 20
Location 20
Electrical connection 20
Door Reversibility 20
Instruction for totally built-in appliances 21
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 municipal
authorities.The materials used on this appliance
marked by the symbol are recyclable.
Disposal of old Appliances
The symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to
the applicable collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
• 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.
• 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 instructions.
Attention: keep ventilation openings clear of
• Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance
does not stand on the electrical supply cable.
Important: if the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by a special cord or assembly availa-
ble from the manufacturer or its service agent.
• 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
• 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.
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Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash
the interior and all internal accessories with luke-
warm water and some neutral soap so as to remove
the typical smell of a brand-new product, then dry
Control panel
Do not use detergents or abrasive
powders, as these will damage the finish.
A - Appliance button ON/OFF
B - Temperature and function indicator
C - Function button
D - Freezer Thermostat control knob
1. Door open alarm indicator
2. Positive or negative Temperature indicator
3. Temperature indicator
4. If on the fast freeze function is on
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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
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 refrigerator.
Use of the freezer compartment
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated and can
be increased to achieve a higher temperature
(warmer) by rotating the thermostat knob toward ●
settings or reduced (colder) rotating the knob
towards ● 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.
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
This function stops automatically after 54 hours.
Put the foods to be frozen in the upper compartment
of the freezer, as this is the coldest location.
The function can be de-activated at any time by
pressing key C (see paragraph "Activation of
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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.
Cold accumulator
The appliance is equipped with two cold
accumulator. If there is a power outage, they will
extend food conservation for a few hours.
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.
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 freezer compartment.
Do not use metallic instruments to remove the
trays from the freezer.
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.
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Hints for freezing
To help you make the most of the freezing process,
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 further
food to be frozen should be added during this
• 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
• wrap up the food in aluminium foil or polythene
and make sure that the packages are airtight;
• do not allow fresh, unfrozen food to touch food
which is already frozen, thus avoiding a rise in
temperature of the latter;
• water ices, if consumed immediately after
removal 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;
• do not put carbonated liquids (fizzy drinks,
etc.) in the freezer compartment as they may
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;
• be sure that frozen foodstuffs are transferred
from the foodstore to the freezer in the shortest
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.
Freezing Calendar
The symbols 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
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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 control knob is in the correct
• 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.
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 authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners
contain chemicals that can attack/damage the
plastics used in this appliance. For this reason it
is recommended that the outer casing of this
appliance is only cleaned with warm water with a
little washing-up liquid added.
Clean the inside with warm water and bicarbonate of
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the
compressor at the back of the appliance with a
brush or a vacuum cleaner. This operation will
improve the performance of the appliance and save
electricity consumption.
Fridge Net Capacity lt.
Energy Consumption kWh/24h
Energy Consumption kWh/annuo
The Technical info are on the rating plate situated on the left inside the appliance.
The freezer compartment of this model, on the other
hand, 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 foods.
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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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.
The appliance should be installed well away from
sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct
sunlight etc.
For building into kitchen units follow the special “
Building-in” instructions given.
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from
the mains power supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.
Door Reversibility
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 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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Furthermore, it is necessary that the niche is
provided with a conduct of ventilation having the
following dimensions:
depth 50 mm
width 540 mm
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Drill the unit using a Ø 2.5 mm drill (10 mm max.
Fix the square fitting to the appliance.
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
Instructions for totally built-in
Dimensions of the recess
Height (1) 1780 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
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Separate parts Ha, Hb, Hc, Hd as shown in the
Press in the joint covers between the appliance and
the kitchen unit.
Apply covers (C-D) on joint cover lugs and into hinge
Snap vent grille (B) and hinge covers (E) into
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.”
Fasten the appliance with 4 screws provided in the
kit included with the appliance
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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.
Remove the squares and drill holes with ø 2 mm at 8
mm from the outer edge of the door. Place the small
square on the guide again and fix it with the screws
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.
Fix cover (Hc) on guide (Ha) until it clips into place.
Place guide (Ha) on the inside part of the furniture
door, 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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