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Defrosting - Miele F 31202 Ui Operating And Installation Instructions

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Defrosting

The freezer does not defrost automatic-
ally.
In normal use, ice and frost will form in
the freezer, e.g. on the internal walls.
How much ice and frost accumulates in
the appliance will depend on the follow-
ing:
– whether the appliance door has been
opened frequently or left open for a
while.
– whether a large quantity of food has
been placed in the freezer at once.
– whether the humidity in the room has
increased.
Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in cer-
tain circumstances can prevent the
door from closing properly. Too thick a
layer of ice also reduces efficiency and
increases energy consumption.
 The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 0.5 cm thick has
accumulated.
The best time to defrost the freezer is
when:
– there is very little or no frozen food
left in the freezer,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
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When defrosting the freezer
make sure that you do not damage
the evaporator as this would cause
irreversible damage to the appliance.
Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not use any sharp edged or poin-
ted instruments to aid the defrosting
process.
Before defrosting
 Switch on the Super freeze function
approx. 1 day before defrosting to en-
sure frozen food retains its cold re-
serve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
 Remove the frozen food and wrap it
in several layers of newspaper or
cloths.
Tip: You could also place the frozen
food in a cool box or bag.
 Store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
 Remove all the freezer drawers and
glass cold plates from the freezer.

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