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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Freezer
  • Model/name: ZFC 623 WAP
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Table of Contents

Page: 11
Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Control panel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
What to do if…… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 19
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 19
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 20
Subject to change without notice
Safety information
In the interest of your safety and to ensure the correct use,
before installing and first using the appliance, read this
user manual carefully, including its hints and warnings.
To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is im-
portant 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 ap-
pliance use and safety.
For the safety of life and property keep the precautions of
these user's instructions as the manufacturer is not re-
sponsible for damages caused by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
•• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (in-
cluding children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowl-
edge, unless they have been given supervision or in-
struction 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.
•• 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 cable (as close to the
appliance as you can) and remove the door to prevent
playing children to suffer electric shock or to close
themselves 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 prevent it from becoming a death trap for a child.
General safety
Caution! Keep ventilation openings clear of
•• The appliance is intended for keeping foodstuff and/or
beverages in a normal household as explained in this
instruction booklet.
•• Do not use a mechanical device or any artificial means
to speed up the thawing process.
•• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice
cream makers) inside of refrigerating appliances, un-
less they are approved for this purpose by the manu-
•• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
•• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within
the refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a natural gas
with a high level of environmental compatibility, which
is nevertheless flammable.
Duringtransportation andinstallationoftheappliance,
be certain that none of the components of the refrig-
erant circuit become damaged.
If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
–– avoid open flames and sources of ignition
–– thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appli-
ance is situated
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•• It is dangerous toalter 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 (power cord,
plug, compressor) must be replaced by a certified
service agent or qualified service personnel.
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
2. Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or
damaged by theback oftheappliance.Asquashed
or damaged power 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 without the
lamp cover4) of interior lighting.
•• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
•• Do not remove nor touch items from the freezer com-
partment if your hands are damp/wet, as this could
cause skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
•• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct
Daily Use
•• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the appliance.
•• Donotstoreflammablegasandliquidintheappliance,
because they may explode.
•• Do not place food products directly against the air
outlet on the rear wall.5)
•• 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 instructions.
•• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations
should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instruc-
•• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer
compartment as it creates pressure on the container,
which may cause it to explode, 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 dis-
connect the mains plug from the mains socket. If you
cannot come to the mains socket, interrupt the power
•• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
•• Do not use sharp objects to remove frost from the ap-
pliance. Use a plastic scraper.
Important! For electrical connection carefully follow the
instructions given in specific paragraph.
•• 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 before con-
necting the appliance to allow the oil to flow back in
the compressor.
•• Adequate air circulation should be around the appli-
ance, lacking this leads to overheating. To achieve
sufficient ventilation follow the instructions relevant to
•• 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.
•• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the
appliance should be carried out by a qualified electri-
cian or competent person.
•• ThisproductmustbeservicedbyanauthorizedService
Centre, and only genuine spare parts must be used.
4) If the lamp cover is foreseen
5) If the appliance is Frost Free
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Environment Protection
damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant cir-
cuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be
discardedtogetherwiththeurbanrefuse andrubbish.The
insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance
shall be disposed according to the applicable regulations
to obtain from your local authorities. Avoid damaging the
cooling unit, especially at the rear near the heat exchang-
er. 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.
The Pilot light will light up.
The Alarm light will light up.
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator
to the OFF position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
•• turn the Temperature regulator towards to obtain
the minimum coldness.
•• turn the Temperature regulator towards to obtain
the maximum coldness.
A medium setting is generally the most suitable.
However, the exact setting should be chosen keeping in
mind that the temperature inside the appliance depends
•• room temperature
•• how often the lid is opened
•• the quantity of food stored
•• the location of the appliance.
Control panel
1 2 3
1 High temperature alarm light
2 Pilot light
3 Fast Freezing light
4 Fast Freezing switch
Alarm reset switch
5 Temperature regulator
Fast Freezing function
You can activate the Fast Freezing function by pressing
the Fast Freezing switch.
The Fast Freezing light will light up.
This function stops automatically after 52 hours.
It is possible to deactivate the function at any time by
pressing the Fast Freezing switch. The Fast Freezing light
will switch off.
High temperature alarm
An increase in the temperature in the freezer (for example
due to an power failure) is indicated by switching on of
the Alarm light
During the alarm phase, don't place food inside the freez-
When normal conditions are restored the Alarm light will
switch off automatically.
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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.
Daily use
Freezing fresh food
and storing frozen and deep-frozen food for a long time.
To freeze fresh food activate the Fast freezing function at
least 24 hours before placing the food to be frozen in the
freezer compartment.
The maximum amount of food that can be frozen in 24
hours is specified on the rating plate 6)
The freezing process lasts 24 hours: during this period
do not add other food to be frozen.
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 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).
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 treating before freezing.
Opening and closing the lid
As the lid is equipped with a tightly closing seal, it is not
easy to reopen it shortly after closing (due to the vacuum
formed inside).
Wait a few minutes before reopening the appliance. The
vacuum valve will help you to open the lid.
Warning! Neverpullthehandlewithimmenseforce.
Storage baskets
Place the baskets inside the freezer. The baskets will slide
into each other.
Hang the baskets on the
upper edge of the freezer.
Turn and fix the handles
for these two positions (X)
and (Y) as shown in the
The following pictures show how many baskets can be
placed inside the various freezer models.
795 935 1050
6) Refer to "Technical data"
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You can purchase additional baskets from your local
Service Centre.
Helpful hints and tips
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 period;
•• only freeze top quality, fresh and thoroughly cleaned,
•• prepare food in small portions to enable it to be rapidly
and completely frozen and to make it possible subse-
quently to thaw only the quantity required;
•• 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;
•• lean foods store better and longer than fatty ones; salt
reduces the storage life of food;
•• waterices,ifconsumedimmediatelyafterremovalfrom
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
Hints for storage of frozen food
To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you
•• makesurethatthecommerciallyfrozenfoodstuffswere
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 lid 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
Care and cleaning
Caution! Unplug the appliance before carrying out
any maintenance operation.
unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore
only be carried out by authorized technicians.
Periodic cleaning
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.
3. Regularly clean the appliance and the accessories
with warm water and neutral soap. Clean the lid seal
4. Fully dry the appliance.
5. Connect the mains plug to the mains socket.
6. Switch on the appliance.
Caution! Do not use detergents, abrasive products,
highly perfumed cleaning products or wax polishes
to clean the inner side of the appliance.
Prevent damage to the cooling system.
Important! There isnoneedtocleanthecompressorarea.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners contain chem-
icals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this ap-
pliance. 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.
Defrosting the freezer
of about 10-15 mm.
The best time to defrost the freezer when it contains no or
only a little food.
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 place.
3. Leave the lid open , remove the plug from the defrost
water drain and collect all defrost water on a tray. Use
a scraper to remove ice quickly.
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4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thor-
oughly 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 com-
Important! Never use sharp metal tools to scrape off frost
as you could damage 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. A temperature rise of the frozenfoodpacks,
during defrosting, may shorten their safe storage life.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take
the following precautions:
1. Switch off the appliance.
2. Disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.
3. Remove all food.
4. Defrost and clean the appliance and all accessories.
5. Leave the lid open to prevent unpleasant smells.
Important! If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody
to check it once in a while to prevent the food inside from
spoiling in case of a power failure.
What to do if……
Caution! Before troubleshooting, disconnect the
power supply.
Only a qualified electrician or competent person must do
the troubleshooting that is not in this manual.
Important! There are some sounds during normal use
(compressor, refrigerant circulation).
Problem Possible cause Solution
The appliance is noisy. The appliance is not supported prop-
Check if the appliance stands stable (all
the four feet should be on the floor).
The compressor operates con-
The temperature is not set correctly. Set a warmer temperature.
The lid has been opened too frequent-
Do not leave the lid open longer than
The lid is not closed properly. Check if the lid closes well and the gas-
kets are undamaged and clean.
Large quantities of food to be frozen
were put in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then check the
temperature again.
Food placed in the appliance was too
Allow food to cool to room temperature
before storing.
The temperature of the room that con-
tains the appliance is too high for ef-
ficient operation.
Try to reduce the temperature in the
room where the appliance stands.
The High temperature alarm light
is on.
It is too warm inside the freezer. Refer to "High Temperature Alarm".
The cabinet has been recently switch-
ed on and the temperature is still too
Refer to "High Temperature Alarm".
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Problem Possible cause Solution
There is too much frost and ice. Products are not wrapped properly. Wrap the products better.
The lid is not shut properly or do not
close tightly.
Check if the lid closes well and the gas-
kets are undamaged and clean.
The temperature is not set correctly. Set a warmer temperature.
The water drainage plug is not cor-
rectly positioned.
Position the water drainage plug in the
correct way.
The lid doesn't close completely. There is excessive frost. Eliminate excess frost.
The lid gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean the lid gaskets.
Food packages are blocking the lid. Arrange the packages in the right way,
see the sticker in the appliance.
The lid is difficult to open. The lid gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean the lid gaskets.
The valve is blocked. Check the valve.
The lamp does not work. The lamp is defective. Refer to "Replacing the lamp".
It is too warm in the freezer. The temperature is not set correctly. Set a lower temperature.
The lid does not close tightly or it is
not shut properly.
Check if the lid closes well and the gas-
ket is undamaged and clean.
Before freezing the appliance was not
precooled sufficiently.
Pre-cool the appliance for enough time.
Large quantities of food to be frozen
were put in at the same time.
Wait some hours and then check the
temperature again. Next time insert
smaller quantities of food to be frozen at
any one time.
Food placed in the appliance was too
Allow food to cool to room temperature
before storing.
Products to be frozen are placed too
closely to each other.
Place the products in a way so that cold
air could circulate among them.
The lid has been opened often. Try to not open the lid often.
The lid has been opened for a long
Do not leave the lid open longer than
It is too cold inside the freezer. The temperature is not set correctly. Set a warmer temperature.
The appliance does not work at
all. Neither cooling nor lighting
Plug is not connected to the mains
socket properly.
Connect the mains plug properly.
Power does not reach the appliance. Try connecting another electrical device
to the power outlet.
The appliance is not switched on. Switch on the appliance.
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Problem Possible cause Solution
(try to connect another appliance into
Call an electrician.
Customer Service
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 either on the guarantee
certificate or on the rating plate located on the external
right side of the appliance.
Replacing the lamp
Disconnect the mains plug from the mains socket.
2. Replace the lamp with one of the same power (the
maximum power is shown on the lamp cover).
3. Connect the mains plug to the mains socket.
4. Open the lid. Make sure that the lamp comes on.
Technical data
Volume (gross) Litre 213 Height mm 876 Rising Time hours 28
Volume (net) Litre 210 Width mm 795 Energy Consumption kWh/24h 0,616
Rated Power Watt 80 Depth mm 665 Freezing Capacity kg/24h 14
Voltage Volts 230 Weight Kg 39 Climatic Class SN/N/
Further technical information are situated in the rating plate on the external right side of the appliance.
Warning! Ifyouarediscardinganoldappliancethat
has a lock or catch on the lid, you must ensure that
it is made unusable to prevent young children being
trapped inside.
Important! The appliance shall have the plug accessible
after installation.
This appliance can be installed in a garage or cellar, but
for optimum performance install this appliance at a loca-
tion where the ambient temperature corresponds to the
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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 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 qualified electrician.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility if the above
safety precautions are not observed.
This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directives.
Ventilation requirements
1. Putthefreezerinhorizontalpositiononafirmsurface.
The cabinet must be on all four feet.
2. Make sure that the clearance between the appliance
and rear wall is 5 cm.
3. Make sure that the clearance between the appliance
and the sides is 5 cm.
The airflow behind the appliance must be sufficient.
Environmental concerns
The symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it should be taken to the
appropriate 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
service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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