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Normal operating sounds

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 off.

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 electricity consumption.

Hints for fresh food refrigeration

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

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 most.

  • 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 airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or polythene bags to exclude as much air as possible.

  • Bottles: these need a cap and should be stored on the door bottle shelf, or (if equipped) on the bottle rack.

  • Bananas, potatoes, onions and garlic, if not packed, must not be kept in the refrigerator.

Hints for freezing

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 hrs. is shown on the rating plate;

  • the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during this period;

  • 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 required;

  • 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.

Hints for storage of frozen food

To obtain the best performance from this appliance, you should:

  • make sure that the commercially frozen foodstuffs were adequately stored by the retailer;

  • 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.

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