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Care and cleaning
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Care and cleaning

Refer to Safety chapters.

General warnings

Unplug the appliance before carrying out any maintenance operation.
icon-info.png This appliance contains hydrocarbons in its cooling unit; maintenance and recharging must therefore only be carried out by authorized technicians.
icon-info.png The accessories and parts of the appliance are not suitable for washing in a dishwasher.

Periodic cleaning

Do not pull, move or damage any pipes and/or cables inside the cabinet.
Take care of not to damage the cooling system.
When moving the cabinet, lift it by the front edge to avoid scratching the floor.

The equipment has to be cleaned regularly:

  1. Clean the inside and accessories with lukewarm water and some neutral soap.
  2. Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
  3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  4. If accessible, clean the condenser and the compressor at the back of the appliance with a brush.

    This operation will improve the performance of the appliance and save electricity consumption.

Defrosting of the refrigerator

Frost is automatically eliminated from the evaporator of the refrigerator compartment every time the motor compressor 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.


Defrosting the freezer

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.
icon-info.png About 12 hours prior to defrosting, set a lower temperature, in order to build up sufficient chill reserve for the interruption in operation.

A certain amount of frost will always form on the freezer shelves and around the top compartment.

Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 3-5 mm.

  1. Switch off the appliance, or pull out electrical plug from the wall socket.
  2. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place.
    Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze to the goods.
  3. Leave the door open.

    In order to speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of warm water in the freezer compartment. In addition, remove pieces of ice that break away before defrosting is complete.

  4. When defrosting is completed, dry the interior thoroughly.
  5. Switch on the appliance.

After three hours reload the previously removed food into the freezer compartment.

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 (if necessary) and clean the appliance and all accessories.
  4. Clean the appliance and all accessories.
  5. Leave the door/doors open to prevent unpleasant smells.
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.
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