Zanussi ZRG716CW manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Refrigerator
  • Model/name: ZRG716CW
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish

Table of Contents

Page: 11
Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12
Operation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
First use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15
Care and Cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18
Environmental concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 21
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 impor-
tant to ensure that all people using the appliance are thor-
oughly 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 appliance 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 re-
place an older appliance having a spring lock (latch)
on the door or lid, be sure to make that spring lock un-
usable before you discard the old appliance. This will
prevent it from becoming a death trap for a child.
General safety
Keep ventilation openings, in the appliance enclosure or
in the built-in structure, clear of obstruction.
• 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.
During transportation and installation of the appliance,
be certain that none of the components of the refriger-
ant 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
• It is dangerous to alter 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 to avoid haz-
1. Power cord must not be lengthened.
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2. Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or
damaged by the back of the appliance. A squash-
ed 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
6. You must not operate the appliance without the
lamp cover (if foreseen) 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
• Bulb lamps (if foreseen) used in this appliance are spe-
cial purpose lamps selected for household appliances
use only. They are not suitable for household room il-
Daily use
• Do not put hot pot on the plastic parts in the appliance.
• Do not store flammable gas and liquid in the appliance,
because they may explode.
• Appliance's manufacturers storage recommendations
should be strictly adhered to. Refer to relevant instruc-
Care and cleaning
• Before maintenance, switch off the appliance and dis-
connect the mains plug from the mains socket.
• Do not clean the appliance with metal objects.
• Regularly examine the drain in the refrigerator for de-
frosted water. If necessary, clean the drain. If the drain
is blocked, water will collect in the bottom of the appli-
Important! For electrical connection carefully follow the
instructions given in specific paragraphs.
• 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 suf-
ficient ventilation follow the instructions relevant to in-
• Wherever possible the back of the product should be
against a wall to avoid touching or catching warm parts
(compressor, condenser) to prevent possible burn.
• The appliance must not be located close to radiators or
• Make sure that the mains plug is accessible after the
installation of the appliance.
• Connect to potable water supply only (If a water con-
nection is foreseen).
• Any electrical work required to do the servicing of the
appliance should be carried out by a qualified electri-
cian or competent person.
• This product must be serviced by an authorized Service
Centre, and only genuine spare parts must be used.
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses which could
damage the ozone layer, in either its refrigerant cir-
cuit or insulation materials. The appliance shall not be
discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish. 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.
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Switching on
Insert the plug into the wall socket.
Turn the Temperature regulator clockwise to a medium
Switching off
To turn off the appliance, turn the Temperature regulator
to the "O" position.
Temperature regulation
The temperature is automatically regulated.
To operate the appliance, proceed as follows:
• turn the Temperature regulator toward lower settings to
obtain the minimum coldness.
• turn the Temperature regulator toward higher settings
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 door is opened
• the quantity of food stored
• the location of the appliance.
Important! If the ambient temperature is high or the
appliance is fully loaded, and the appliance is set to the
lowest temperatures, 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.
First use
Cleaning the interior
Before using the appliance for the first time, wash the inte-
rior 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
Movable shelves
The walls of the refrigera-
tor are equipped with a
series of runners so that
the shelves can be posi-
tioned as desired.
Positioning the door shelves
To permit storage of food
packages of various sizes,
the door shelves can be
placed at different heights.
Gradually pull the shelf in
the direction of the arrows
until it comes free, then
reposition as required.
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Helpful hints and tips
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling sound
when the refrigerant is pumped through the coils or
tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being
pumped around and you will hear a whirring sound
and a pulsating noise from the compressor. This is
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden cracking
noise. It is natural, not dangerous physical phenomen-
on. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or switches off, you
will hear a faint "click" of the temperature regulator.
This is correct.
Hints for energy saving
• 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 elec-
tricity consumption.
Hints for fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance:
• do not store warm food or evaporating liquids in the
• do cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong
• position food so that air can circulate freely around it
Hints for refrigeration
Useful hints:
Meat (all types) : wrap in polythene bags and place on the
glass shelf above the vegetable drawer.
For safety, store in this way only one or two days at the
Cooked foods, cold dishes, etc..: these should be covered
and may be placed on any shelf.
Fruit and vegetables: these should be thoroughly cleaned
and placed in the special drawer(s) provided.
Butter and cheese: these should be placed in special air-
tight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene
bags to exclude as much air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and should be stor-
ed in the bottle rack on the door.
Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not packed, must
not be kept in the refrigerator.
Care and Cleaning
Caution! 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
The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:
• clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water
and some neutral soap.
• regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure
they are clean and free from debris.
• rinse and dry thoroughly.
Important! Do not pull, move or damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the cabinet.
Never use detergents, abrasive powders, highly perfumed
cleaning products or wax polishes to clean the interior as
this will damage the surface and leave a strong odour.
Clean the condenser (black grill) and the compressor at
the back of the appliance with a brush. This operation will
improve the performance of the appliance and save elec-
tricity consumption.
Important! Take care of not to damage the cooling system.
Many proprietary kitchen surface cleaners contain chemi-
cals that can attack/damage the plastics used in this appli-
ance. 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.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the mains sup-
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Defrosting of the refrigerator
Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of
the refrigerator compartment every time the motor com-
pressor stops, during normal use. The defrost water
drains out through a trough into a special container at the
back of the appliance, over the motor compressor, where
it evaporates.
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. Use the special cleaner provided, which you
will find already inserted into the drain hole.
Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long periods, take the
following precautions:
1. disconnect the appliance from electricity supply
2. remove all food
3. defrost and clean the appliance and all accessories
4. leave the door/doors open to prevent unpleasant
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…
Warning! Before troubleshooting, disconnect the
mains plug from the mains socket.
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 appliance does not operate.
The lamp does not operate.
The appliance is switched off. Switch on the appliance.
The mains plug is not connected to the
mains socket correctly.
Connect the mains plug to the mains
socket correctly.
The appliance has no power. There is
no voltage in the mains socket.
Connect a different electrical appliance
to the mains socket.
Contact a qualified electrician.
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 contin-
The temperature is not set correctly. Set a higher temperature.
The door is not closed correctly. Refer to "Closing the door".
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Problem Possible cause Solution
The door has been opened too fre-
Do not keep the door open longer than
The product temperature is too high. Let the product temperature decrease to
room temperature before storage.
The room temperature is too high. Decrease the room temperature.
Water flows on the rear plate of
the refrigerator.
During the automatic defrosting proc-
ess, frost defrosts on the rear plate.
This is correct.
Water flows into the refrigerator. The water outlet is clogged. Clean the water outlet.
Products prevent that water flows into
the water collector.
Make sure that products do not touch
the rear plate.
Water flows on the ground. The melting water outlet does not flow
in the evaporative tray above the com-
Attach the melting water outlet to the
evaporative tray.
The temperature in the appliance
is too low.
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a higher temperature.
The temperature in the appliance
is too high.
The temperature regulator is not set
Set a lower temperature.
The door is not closed correctly. Refer to "Closing the door".
The product temperature is too high. Let the product temperature decrease to
room temperature before storage.
Many products are stored at the same
Store less products at the same time.
The temperature in the refrigera-
tor is too high.
There is no cold air circulation in the
Make sure that there is cold air circula-
tion in the appliance.
Replacing the bulb
If you want to replace the bulb, do these steps:
1. Break the circuit of the appliance.
2. Unscrew the lamp cover securing screw.
3. Unhook the moving part by pressing it as shown in
the figure.
4. Replace the bulb with one of the same power and
specifically designed for household appliances (the
maximum power is shown on the light bulb cover).
5. Fix the lamp cover in place.
6. Screw the lamp cover securing screw.
7. Reconnect the appliance.
8. Open the door and check if the light comes on.
Closing the door
1. Clean the door gaskets.
2. If necessary, adjust the door. Refer to "Installation".
3. If necessary, replace the defective door gaskets.
Contact the Service Center.
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Technical data
Height 850 mm 1050 mm 1250 mm
Width 550 mm 550 mm 550 mm
Depth 612 mm 612 mm 612 mm
Voltage 230 V 230 V 230 V
Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz
The technical information are situated in the rating plate
on the internal left side of the appliance and in the energy
Caution! Read the "Safety Information" carefully for
your safety and correct operation of the appliance
before installing the appliance.
This appliance can be installed in a dry, well ventilated in-
door (garage or cellar) also, but for optimum performance
install this appliance at a location where the ambient tem-
perature corresponds to the climate class indicated on the
rating plate of the appliance:
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
When placing the appli-
ance ensure that it stands
level. This can be achieved
by two adjustable feet at
the bottom in front (2). If
necessary adjust the feet
by removing the spacer
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The appliance should be installed well away from sources
of heat such as radiators, boilers, direct sunlight etc. En-
sure 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.
If the cabinet is placed in a corner and the side with the
hinges facing the wall, the distance between the wall and
the cabinet must be at least 10 mm to allow the door to
open enough so that the shelves can be removed.
100 mm
15 mm 15 mm
It must be possible to disconnect the appliance from the
mains power supply; the plug must therefore be easily ac-
cessible after installation.
Door reversibility
Important! 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
To change the opening direction of the door, do these
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1. Remove the plug from
the power socket.
2. Tilt back the appliance
carefully so that the com-
pressor cannot touch the
3. Unscrew both adjustable
4. Unscrew the screws of
the door bottom hinge. Re-
move the hinge. Put over
the pin in the direction of
the arrow.
5. Unscrew and install the
screw on the opposite side.
6. Install the hinge on the
opposite side.
7. Screw both adjustable
8. Unscrew both screws on
the rear side.
9. Push back the top and
lift it from the fixing ele-
10. Unscrew the screws of
the door top hinge.
11. Remove the hinge. Put
over the pin in the direction
of the arrow. Install the
hinge on the opposite side.
12. Tighten the hinge.
13. Put the top in position.
14. Pull it forward.
15. Screw both screws on
the rear side.
16. Remove and install the
handle1) on the opposite
17. Reposition, level the
appliance, wait for at least
four hours and then con-
nect it to the power socket.
1) If foreseen
Do a final check to make sure that:
• All screws are tightened.
• The door opens and closes correctly.
If the ambient temperature is cold (i.e. in Winter), the gas-
ket 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 After Sales Service Force.
The After Sales Service specialist will carry out the rever-
sibility of the doors at your cost.
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 do-
mestic 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.
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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 contact
your local council, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
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