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Defrosting - Miele F 12016 S-2 Operating And Installation Instructions

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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
– whether the appliance door has
been opened frequently or left open
for a while.
– whether a large quantity of fresh food
has been placed in the freezer at
– whether there has been an increase
in the humidity in the room.
Too thick a layer of ice will make it hard
to remove freezer drawers, and in
certain 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
The best time to defrost the freezer is
– there is very little food or no food left
in the freezer,
– the humidity level in the room is low
and the ambient temperature in the
room is also low.
Do not scrape off ice and frost and
do not not use any sharp edged or
pointed instruments to aid the
defrosting process.
This would damage the evaporator,
causing irreversible damage to the
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 a 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.
^ Remove all the freezer drawers and
glass cold plates from the freezer.


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