Defrosting the freezer
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.
Remove the freezer drawers and place them on top
of each other by turning every other drawer one half
turn. Put insulating material around the drawers, e.g.
blankets or newspapers.
The frozen products can also be packed closely
together and be kept in a cold location, e.g. in the
Defrosting can be accelerated by placing bowls with
hot water (not boiling) inside the freezer.
Loosen the drainage channel from its resting
position and push in according to the illustration and
place it in the bottom freezer drawer where water can
Carefully scrape off the ice when it starts to thaw.
Use a wood or plastic scraper. Do not use sharp
objects as these may damage the interior.
When all the ice has melted, clean and wipe the
cabinet dry, then put the drainage channel back in
Switch on the cabinet and replace the frozen
When the appliance is not in use
Disconnect the appliance from electricity supply.
Empty all foods and clean the appliance, leaving the
doors ajar to prevent unpleasant smells.
If the cabinet will be kept on, ask somebody to
check it once in a while to prevent the food inside
from spoiling in case of a power failure.
Something Not Working
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre check the following point:
Audible alarm + flashing red warning
lamp. (It is too warm inside the freezer.)
It is too warm inside the freezer.
Never use a hair drier or other heating
appliances to speed up defrosting. Excessive
heat may damage the plastic interior, and
humidity could enter the electric appliance
making it live.
Possible cause / Remedy
Switch off the audible alarm by pressing the alarm off button.
The audible alarm could have been triggered by:
The cabinet having been recently switched on and the
temperature still being too high. See the chapter "Switching on
and setting the temperature".
The door may have been open for so long that the `door open'
alarm was triggered.
Set a lower temperature.
Make sure that the door is completely closed and that the
insulating strip is complete and clean.
If warm food products have been put inside the freezer, wait for
a couple of hours and then check the temperature again.
Distribute the food products to allow cold air to circulate
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