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Troubleshooting - AEG SCB5142VLS User Manual

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7.5 Defrosting of 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.
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.


Refer to Safety chapters.
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
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
7.6 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 the appliance (if necessary).
4. Clean the appliance and all
5. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.
If you want to keep the
appliance switched on, ask
somebody to check it once
in a while to prevent the
food inside from spoiling in
case of a power failure.