If something does not work, How to change the bulb – FRIGIDAIRE FCFH 183 BW User Manual
If you are still unable to solve the problem, summon the
assistance of authorised service staff.
Do not take any other steps. Incorrect procedure may
cause personal injury or lead to additional defects.
It is quite normal for the freezer to seem warm on the
outside occasionally, owing to the heat generated by the
freezing process. This heat also helps to prevent the
formation of moisture on the outside of the appliance which
could cause rust.
If the freezer has been switched off briefly, the compressor
may not start immediately when the current is re-
connected. This is quite normal.
IN THE CASE OF A POWER FAILURE OR
The hold-over period mentioned in the "Technical
Specification" section of this book refers to an estimated
time the freezer temperature will take to rise to an
unacceptable level for keeping frozen foods.
Providing the period of power failure or breakdown does not
exceed the hold-over period there will be no risk of damage
to the frozen food, providing you do not open the lid during
If the freezer is only half full or the lid is opened this will
reduce the hold-over time.
After the breakdown period you are recommended to
check the condition of food to ensure it has not started to
thaw. Frozen food must NOT be re-frozen once it has
thawed out. The following guidelines should assist you.
Once thawed should be
Fruits & Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and
Breads & Cakes:
Can be re-frozen without
Should be refrigerated and
used up quickly.
ie. casseroles should be
refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be re-frozen providing
there are still ice crystals
remaining within them.
Should be cooked and can
then be re-frozen as cooked
Should also be cooked and re-
frozen as a cooked dish.
HOW TO CHANGE THE BULB
Before changing the bulb, isolate the appliance from
the electricity supply. Unscrew the bulb, and replace
it with a new bulb (max. 15W). Then reconnect the
electricity supply. Extra bulbs are available from your
local Zanussi Service Force Centre.
IF SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK
Check the following before calling for service staff:
Freezer not cold
Green light not on
Plug not connected correctly
Check plug and socket
Defect in switch or fuse
Check fuse, call electrician
Wait until current returns
Green and red light on
Fresh food recently placed in freezer
Wait a couple of hours
Lid open too long
Wait a couple of hours
Green light on,
Thermostat set too warm
Set thermostat colder
red light not on
Lot of frost and ice formed
Freezer too cold
Yellow light on
Super function active
Press Super button out
Yellow light not on
Thermostat set too cold
Set thermostat warmer
Too much frost
Lid does not close
Lid in contact with
goods in freezer
check that lid closes correctly
Lot of moisture in the room
Moisture from washing machine,
Move freezer to a room with less
moisture, or air regularly
Goods packed poorly
Lot of moisture from goods
Re-pack goods, see under How to use
The pressure equalisation
Some pollution has got into the valve.
The valve must be blown through from
valve does not close
the airing outlet in the rear wall.