When the appliance is not in use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all
foods and clean the appliance, leaving the doors ajar
to prevent unpleasant smells.
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.
You MUST ensure that the appliance is switched
Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grill)
and the compressor at the back of the appliance,
with a brush or vacuum cleaner, see figure, as an
accumulation of dust will affect the performance of
the appliance and cause excessive electricity
When the frost has reached a thickness of up to
4mm it can be removed using the ice scraper
provided with the appliance. During this operation it
is not necessary to disconnect the appliance from
the mains and remove the food. Never use metal
tools for this operation.
For complete defrosting (once or twice a year)
proceed as follows:
- turn the thermostat control knob to the «OFF»
position (O) or disconnect the appliance from the
- Remove any food from inside the freezer , wrap it
in several sheets of newspaper and store in a
- Leave the door open and insert the ice scraper
under the channel in the centre of the lower part
of the appliance; place a low-sided container
beneath the scraper to collect the water (see fig.).
- Clean and dry thoroughly.
- Replace the scraper in one of the drawers .
- Reconnect the appliance to the mains or reset
the thermostat control knob to the normal
- After letting the appliance run for at least two
hours in fast freeze mode, replace the previously
removed food into the compartment.
A temperature rise of the frozen food packs, during
defrosting, may shorten their safe storage life.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is
carried out, DISCONNECT the appliance from the
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER USE DETERGENTS, ABRASIVE
POWDERS, HIGHLY PERFUMED CLEANING
PRODUCTS OR WAX POLISHES, TO CLEAN THE
INTERIOR AS THESE WILL DAMAGE THE
SURFACE AND LEAVE A STRONG ODOUR.
SOMETHING NOT WORKING
No power to the appliance
The temperature in the freezer is too high
The freezer door will not open
The compressor runs continously
Excessive frost and ice has built up
Check there is power at the socket.
Check there is not a power cut by checking the
Check the fuse has not blown.
Check the thermostat control knob in the freezer is
turned to the correct setting relative to ambient
Check the ambient temperature is within the
appliance’s operating limits, please refer to the
installation section in this instruction book.
Relocate the appliance if necessary.
Has door just been opened? If so leave for a few
minutes to allow the air pressure to equalise.
Adjust the thermostat control knob to give correct
temperature control. See “Setting the temperature”.
Check that the door is closed.
Large quantities of food have recently been placed in
the cabinet and/or door is frequently opened.
Check that air ventilation is not obstructed.
Ensure the door is not left open.
Check that nothing is preventing the door from
Is the door gasket intact and clean.
Has advised periodic defrosting been carried out.
Refer to normal operating sounds.
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local
Zanussi Service Force Centre
If after the above checks your appliance still does not operate correctly, contact your local Zanussi Service
In-guarantee customers should ensure that the above checks have been made, as the engineer will
make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that it will be necessary to provide proof of purchase for any in-guarantee service calls.