Helpful hints and tips
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS
Normal Operating Sounds
• You may hear a faint gurgling and a bubbling sound when the refrigerant is pumped
through the coils or tubing. This is correct.
• When the compressor is on, the refrigerant is being pumped around and you will hear a
whirring sound and a pulsating noise from the compressor. This is correct.
• The thermic dilatation might cause a sudden cracking noise. It is natural, not dangerous
physical phenomenon. This is correct.
• When the compressor switches on or switches off, you will hear a faint "click" of the
temperature regulator. This is correct.
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 tempera-
ture 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 consump-
To obtain the best performance:
• do not open the door frequently or leave it open longer than absolutely necessary
• do not remove the cold accumulators from the freezer basket.
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
• the freezing process takes 24 hours. No further food to be frozen should be added during
• only freeze 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
• 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: