7. CARE AND CLEANING
Refer to Safety chapters.
7.1 General warnings
Unplug the appliance before
carrying out any
This appliance contains
hydrocarbons in its cooling
unit; maintenance and
recharging must therefore
only be carried out by
The accessories and parts of
the appliance are not
suitable for washing in a
7.2 Periodic cleaning
Do not pull, move or
damage any pipes and/or
cables inside the appliance.
Do not damage the cooling
The equipment has to be cleaned
1. Clean the inside and accessories with
lukewarm water and some neutral
2. Regularly check the door seals and
wipe them 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 will improve the performance of
the appliance and save electricity
7.3 Defrosting of the
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.
7.4 Defrosting of the freezer
The freezer compartment is frost free.
This means that there is no build up of
frost when it is in operation, neither on
the internal walls, nor on the foods.
7.5 Periods of non-operation
When the appliance is not in use for long
periods, take the following precautions:
1. Disconnect the appliance from
2. Remove all food.
3. Clean the appliance and all
4. Leave the door/doors open to
prevent unpleasant smells.