ZANKER KBU 12401 DK User Manual
cleaner. This operation will improve the performance of
the appliance and save electricity consumption.
Caution! Take care of not to damage the cooling
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.
After cleaning, reconnect the equipment to the mains
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 periodi-
cally clean the defrost
water drain hole (F) situ-
ated under the salad
drawers to prevent the
water overflowing and
dripping onto the food in-
side. Use the special
cleaner provided (P),
which you will find al-
ready inserted into the
Defrosting the freezer
A certain amount of frost will always form around
the top compartment.
Important! Defrost the freezer when the frost layer
reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.
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. Open the door.
4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior
5. Switch on the appliance.
6. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the maxi-
mum coldness and run the appliance for two or
three hours using this setting.
7. Reload the previously removed food into the com-
Warning! 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.
Cleaning the air channels
1. Remove the plinth
(1), then the ventila-
tion grille (2);
2. Clean the ventilation
3. Carefully pull the air
deflector out (3),
checking that there
is no water left from
4. Clean the lower part
of the appliance
with a vacuum
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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 accesso-
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.