Zanussi ZRG14800WV manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: ZRG14800WV
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the
supplied instructions. The manufacturer is not responsible for any
injuries or damages that are the result of incorrect installation or
usage. Always keep the instructions in a safe and accessible
location for future reference.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
• This appliance may be used by children between 3 and 8 years
of age and persons with very extensive and complex disabilities,
if they have been properly instructed.
• Children of less than 3 years of age should be kept away
unless continuously supervised.
• Do not let children play with the appliance.
• Children shall not carry out cleaning and user maintenance of
the appliance without supervision.
• Keep all packaging away from children and dispose of it
• This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
– Farm houses; staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
working environments
– By clients in hotels, motels, bed and breakfast and other
residential type environments
• Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or in the
built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
• Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
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• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside the food storage
compartments of the appliance, unless they are of the type
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not use water spray and steam to clean the appliance.
• Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral
detergents. Do not use abrasive products, abrasive cleaning
pads, solvents or metal objects.
• Do not store explosive substances such as aerosol cans with a
flammable propellant in this appliance.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer, its Authorised Service Centre or similarly
qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
WARNING! Only a qualified person
must install this appliance.
• Remove all the packaging and the transit bolts.
• Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
• Follow the installation instructions supplied with
the appliance.
• Always take care when moving the appliance as
it is heavy. Always use safety gloves and
enclosed footwear.
• Make sure the air can circulate around the
• At first installation or after reversing the door
wait at least 4 hours before connecting the
appliance to the power supply. This is to allow
the oil to flow back in the compressor.
• Before carrying out any operations on the
appliance (e.g. reversing the door), remove the
plug from the power socket.
• Do not install the appliance close to radiators or
cookers, ovens or hobs.
• Do not install the appliance where there is direct
• Do not install this appliance in areas that are too
humid or too cold.
• When you move the appliance, lift it by the front
edge to avoid scratching the floor.
WARNING! Risk of fire and electric
• The appliance must be earthed.
• Make sure that the parameters on the rating
plate are compatible with the electrical ratings
of the mains power supply.
• Always use a correctly installed shockproof
• Do not use multi-plug adapters and extension
• Make sure not to cause damage to the electrical
components (e.g. mains plug, mains cable,
compressor). Contact the Authorised Service
Centre or an electrician to change the electrical
• The mains cable must stay below the level of the
mains plug.
• Connect the mains plug to the mains socket
only at the end of the installation. Make sure that
there is access to the mains plug after the
• Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect the
appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
WARNING! Risk of injury, burns,
electric shock or fire.
• Do not change the specification of this
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• Do not put electrical appliances (e.g. ice cream
makers) in the appliance unless they are stated
applicable by the manufacturer.
• Be careful not to cause damage to the
refrigerant circuit. It contains isobutane (R600a),
a natural gas with a high level of environmental
compatibility. This gas is flammable.
• If damage occurs to the refrigerant circuit, make
sure that there are no flames and sources of
ignition in the room. Ventilate the room.
• Do not let hot items to touch the plastic parts of
the appliance.
• Do not put soft drinks in the freezer
compartment. This will create pressure on the
drink container.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the
• Do not put flammable products or items that are
wet with flammable products in, near or on the
• Do not touch the compressor or the condenser.
They are hot.
• Do not remove or touch items from the freezer
compartment if your hands are wet or damp.
• Do not freeze again food that has been thawed.
• Obey the storage instructions on the packaging
of frozen food.
WARNING! Risk of electric shock.
• The type of lamp used for this appliance is for
household appliances only. Do not use it for
house lighting.
WARNING! Risk of injury or damage
to the appliance.
• Before maintenance, deactivate the appliance
and disconnect the mains plug from the mains
• This appliance contains hydrocarbons in the
cooling unit. Only a qualified person must do the
maintenance and the recharging of the unit.
• Regularly examine the drain of the appliance and
if necessary, clean it. If the drain is blocked,
defrosted water collects in the bottom of the
• To repair the appliance contact an Authorised
Service Centre.
• Use original spare parts only.
WARNING! Risk of injury or
• Disconnect the appliance from the mains
• Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
• Remove the door to prevent children and pets
to be closed inside of the appliance.
• The refrigerant circuit and the insulation
materials of this appliance are ozone-friendly.
• The insulation foam contains flammable gas.
Contact your municipal authority for information
on how to discard the appliance correctly.
• Do not cause damage to the part of the cooling
unit that is near the heat exchanger.
Insert the electrical plug into a wall socket.
Turn the temperature regulator clockwise to a
medium setting.
To turn off the appliance, turn the temperature
regulator to the "O" position.
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator towards lower
settings to obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator towards 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:
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• room temperature
• how often the door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
If the ambient temperature is high or
the appliance is fully loaded, and the
appliance is set to the lowest
temperature, 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 consumption.
WARNING! Refer to Safety chapters.
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.
CAUTION! In this condition, the
refrigerator compartment temperature
might drop below 0°C. If this occurs
reset the temperature regulator to a
warmer setting.
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
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
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.
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with a
series of runners so that the shelves can be
positioned as desired.
Do not move the glass shelf above the
vegetable drawer to ensure correct air
To permit storage of food packages of various
sizes, the door shelves can be placed at different
1. Gradually pull the shelf in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free.
2. Reposition as required.
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The following sounds are normal during operation:
• A faint gurgling and bubbling sound from coils
sound when refrigerant is pumped.
• A whirring and pulsating sound from the
compressor when refrigerant is pumped.
• A sudden cracking noise from inside appliance
caused by thermic dilatation (a natural and not
dangerous physical phenomenon).
• A faint click noise from the temperature
regulator when the compressor switches on or
• 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 temperature
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 warmer settings
to allow automatic defrosting and so a saving in
electricity consumption.
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
Useful hints:
• Meat (all types): wrap in a suitable packaging
and place it on the glass shelf above the
vegetable drawer. Store meat for at most 1-2
• Cooked foods, cold dishes: cover and place on
any shelf.
• Fruit and vegetables: clean thoroughly and
place in a special drawer. Bananas, potatoes,
onions and garlic must not be kept in the
refrigerator if not packed.
• Butter and cheese: place in a special airtight
container or wrap in an aluminium foil or a
polythene bag to exclude as much air as
• Bottles: close with a cap and place on the door
bottle shelf, or (if available) on the bottle rack.
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 hours is shown on the rating plate;
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• the freezing process takes 24 hours no further
food to be frozen should be added during this
• freeze only 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
• 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;
• 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.
To obtain the best performance from this appliance,
you should:
• make sure that the commercially frozen
foodstuffs were adequately stored by the
• 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.
WARNING! Refer to Safety chapters.
CAUTION! Unplug the appliance
before carrying out any maintenance
This appliance contains hydrocarbons
in its cooling unit; maintenance and
recharging must therefore only be
carried out by authorized technicians.
The accessories and parts of the
appliance are not suitable for washing
in a dishwasher.
Before using the appliance for the first time, the
interior and all internal accessories should be
washed with lukewarm water and some neutral
soap to remove the typical smell of a brand-new
product, then dried thoroughly.
CAUTION! Do not use detergents,
abrasive powders, chlorine or oil-
based cleaners as they will damage
the finish.
CAUTION! Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or cables
inside the cabinet.
CAUTION! Take care of not to
damage the cooling system.
CAUTION! When moving the cabinet,
lift it by the front edge to avoid
scratching the floor.
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
2. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean
to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. If accessible, clean the condenser and the
compressor at the back of the appliance with a
This operation will improve the performance of
the appliance and save electricity consumption.
Frost is automatically eliminated from the
evaporator 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
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appliance, 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
overflowing and dripping onto the food inside.
CAUTION! 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.
About 12 hours prior to defrosting, set
a lower temperature, in order to build
up sufficient chill reserve for the
interruption in operation.
A certain amount of frost will always form on the
freezer shelves and around the top compartment.
Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a
thickness of about 3-5 mm.
1. Switch off the appliance, or pull out electrical
plug from the wall socket.
2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several
layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
WARNING! Do not touch frozen
goods with wet hands. Hands can
freeze to the goods.
3. Leave the door open.
In order to speed up the defrosting process,
place a pot of warm water in the freezer
compartment. In addition, remove pieces of ice
that break away before defrosting is complete.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
5. Switch on the appliance.
After three hours reload the previously removed
food into the freezer compartment.
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from electricity
2. Remove all food.
3. Defrost (if necessary) and clean the appliance
and all accessories.
4. Clean the appliance and all accessories.
5. Leave the door/doors open to prevent
unpleasant smells.
WARNING! If you want to keep the
appliance switched on, ask somebody
to check it once in a while to prevent
the food inside from spoiling in case of
a power failure.
WARNING! Refer to Safety chapters.
Problem Possible cause Solution
The appliance does not oper-
The appliance is switched off. Switch on the appliance.
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Problem Possible cause Solution
The mains plug is not connec-
ted to the mains socket cor-
Connect the mains plug to the
mains socket correctly.
There is no voltage in the
mains socket.
Connect a different electrical
appliance to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
The appliance is noisy. The appliance is not supported
Check if the appliance stands
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 con-
Temperature is set incorrectly. Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Many food products to be fro-
zen were put in at the same
Wait a few hours and then
check the temperature again.
The room temperature is too
Refer to climate class chart on
the rating plate.
Food products placed in the
appliance were too warm.
Allow food products to cool to
room temperature before stor-
There is too much frost and
The door is not closed correct-
ly or the gasket is deformed/
Refer to "Closing the door".
The water drainage plug is not
correctly positioned.
Position the water drainage
plug in the correct way.
Food products are not wrap-
ped properly.
Wrap the food products better.
Temperature is set incorrectly. Refer to "Operation" chapter.
Water flows on the rear plate
of the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrost-
ing process, frost melts on the
rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the refrigera-
The water outlet is clogged. Clean the water outlet.
Food products prevent that
water flows into the water col-
Make sure that food products
do not touch the rear plate.
Water flows on the floor. The melting water outlet is not
connected to the evaporative
tray above the compressor.
Attach the melting water outlet
to the evaporative tray.
Door is misaligned or interferes
with ventilation grill.
The appliance is not levelled. Refer to "Levelling".
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Problem Possible cause Solution
The temperature in the appli-
ance is too low/too high.
The temperature regulator is
not set correctly.
Set a higher/lower tempera-
The door is not closed correct-
Refer to "Closing the door".
The food products' tempera-
ture is too high.
Let the food products temper-
ature decrease to room tem-
perature before storage.
Many food products are stored
at the same time.
Store less food products at the
same time.
The thickness of the frost is
greater than 4-5 mm.
Defrost the appliance.
The door has been opened of-
Open the door only if necessa-
There is too much condensed
water on the rear wall of the re-
Door was opened too fre-
Open the door only when nec-
Door was not closed com-
Make sure the door is closed
Stored food was not wrapped. Wrap food in suitable packag-
ing before storing it in the ap-
Door does not open easily. You attempted to re-open the
door immediately after closing.
Wait a few seconds between
closing and re-opening of the
If the advice does not lead to the
desired result, call the nearest
Authorized Service Centre.
The appliance is equipped with a long-
life LED interior light.
It is strongly recommended to use
original spare parts only.
Use LED bulbs (E14 base) only. The
maximum power is shown on the lamp
CAUTION! Disconnect the plug from
the mains socket.
1. Using a screwdriver, remove the screw from
the lamp cover.
2. Detach the lamp cover in the direction of the
3. Replace the lamp with the one that has
identical characteristics and is specifically
designed for household appliances.
4. Reassemble the lamp cover.
5. Tighten the screw to the lamp cover.
6. Connect the plug to the mains socket.
7. Open the door.
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Make sure that the light switches on.
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to
3. If necessary, replace the defective door
gaskets. Contact the Authorised Service
WARNING! Refer to Safety chapters.
Install the appliance in a dry, well ventilated indoors
where the ambient temperature corresponds to the
climate class indicated on the rating plate of the
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
Some functional problems might occur
for some types of models when
operating outside of that range. The
correct operation can only be
guaranteed within the specified
temperature range. If you have any
doubts regarding where to install the
appliance, please turn to the vendor,
to our customer service or to the
nearest Authorised Service Centre.
When placing the appliance ensure that it stands
level. This can be achieved by two adjustable feet
at the bottom in front.
It must be possible to disconnect the
appliance from the mains power
supply; the plug must therefore be
easily accessible after installation.
The appliance should be installed well away from
sources of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct
sunlight etc. Ensure that air can circulate freely
around the back of the cabinet. To ensure best
performance, if the appliance is positioned below
an overhanging wall unit, the minimum distance
between the top of the cabinet and the wall unit
must be at least 100 mm . Ideally, however, the
appliance should not be positioned below
overhanging wall units. Accurate levelling is
ensured by one or more adjustable feet at the base
of the cabinet.
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100 mm
15 mm 15 mm
WARNING! Before carrying out any
operations, remove the plug from the
power socket.
CAUTION! To carry out the following
operations, we suggest that this be
made with another person that will
keep a firm hold on the doors of the
appliance during the operations.
1. Tilt back the appliance carefully so that the
compressor cannot touch the floor.
2. Unscrew both adjustable feet.
3. Unscrew the screws of the door bottom hinge.
4. Take off the appliance door by pulling it slightly
5. Unscrew the top door hinge pin of the
appliance then screw it back on the other side.
6. Fit the appliance door on the upper door hinge
7. Remove the lower hinge. Put over the pin in the
direction of the arrow.
8. Unscrew and install the screw on the opposite
9. Install the lower hinge on the opposite side
leaving the position of the door unchanged.
10. Screw in the one screw in the place set free on
the other side as well as the adjustable feet (2
11. Remove and install the handle on the opposite
1 2
CAUTION! Reposition, level the
appliance, wait for at least four hours
and then connect it to the power
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Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The magnetic seal adheres to the
• The door opens and closes
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e.
in Winter), the gasket may not fit
perfectly to the cabinet. In that case,
wait for the natural fitting of the gasket.
In case you do not want to carry out
the above mentioned operations,
contact the nearest Authorised
Service Centre. The Authorised
Service specialist will carry out the
reversibility of the doors at your cost.
CAUTION! Any electrical work
required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
WARNING! This appliance must be
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
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• A - green and yellow: Earth
• C - brown: Live
• D - blue: Neutral
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this
appliance may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug,
proceed as follows:
1. Connect the wire coloured green and yellow to
the terminal marked either with the letter “E“ or
by the earth symbol or coloured green and
2. Connect the wire coloured blue to the terminal
either marked with the letter “N“ or coloured
3. Connect the wire coloured brown to the
terminal either marked with the “L“ or coloured
4. Check that no cut, or stray strands of wire is
present and the cord clamp (E) is secure over
the outer sheath.
Make sure the electricity supply voltage is the
same as that indicated on the appliance rating
5. Switch on the appliance.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp fuse (B).
In the event of having to change the fuse in the plug
supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362)
fuse must be used.
WARNING! A cut off plug inserted
into a 13 amp socket is a serious
safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
Height mm 850
Width mm 595
Depth mm 635
Rising time Hours 12
Voltage Volts 230 - 240
Frequency Hz 50
The technical information is situated in the rating
plate, on the external or internal side of the
appliance and in the energy label.
Recycle materials with the symbol . Put the
packaging in relevant containers to recycle it. Help
protect the environment and human health by
recycling waste of electrical and electronic
appliances. Do not dispose of 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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