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Defrosting - Miele F 623 Ui Operating And Installation Manual

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The freezer does not defrost
automatically because frozen food must
not be allowed to defrost.
In normal use ice and frost will form on
the aluminium panels and drawer
fronts. If allowed to accumulate, this will
impair the efficiency of the freezer and
increase the consumption of electricity.
Do not scrape ice and frost off the
evaporator plates as this can
damage the evaporator plates and
the freezer making it unusable.
The freezer should be defrosted from
time to time. It must be defrosted if a
layer of ice approx. 5 mm thick has
accumulated. It is best to defrost when
only very little food or no food at all is
left in the freezer.
Before defrosting
^ Switch on the super freeze function at
least 4 hours before defrosting to
ensure frozen food retains its cold
reserve for longer when taken out of
the freezer.
^ Remove the frozen food from the
freezer and place it in another freezer
or cool box or wrap it in several
layers of newspaper or cloths and
store in a cool place until the freezer
is ready for use again.
^ Take all freezer drawers except for
the bottom one out of the freezer.
The bottom drawer is used for
collecting defrosted water.
To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible if food has
not been placed in another freezer.
The longer the food is left out at
room temperature, the faster it
defrosts.
^ Switch the freezer off by turning the
on/off dial to the "0" position.
^ Open the freezer door.
^ To speed up defrosting, a bowl with
hot water (not boiling) can be placed
in the appliance and some warm wa-
ter in the bottom drawer. Closing the
door in this instance will help retain
the warmth and speed up the
defrosting process.
We do not recommend the use of
hot air blowers such as hairdryers
for defrosting your freezer.
Never place electric heaters or
candles in the appliance to defrost
it. These can damage the plastic
parts.
Do not use defrosting sprays, or
de-icers as they could contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts and which may
cause the build up of gases and
pose a danger to health.

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