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Miele F 12016 S-2 Operating And Installation Instructions page 27

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To defrost
Carry out the defrosting procedure
as quickly as possible. The longer
the food is left out at room
temperature, the faster it defrosts.
Do not use a steam-cleaning
appliance to aid the defrosting
process. Steam could reach
electrical components and cause a
short circuit.
Never place electric heaters or
candles etc. inside the appliance to
defrost it. They will damage plastic
Do not use defrosting sprays or
de-icers as they might contain
substances which could damage
the plastic parts or which could
cause a build-up of gases and pose
a danger to health.
^ Switch the appliance off.
If the temperature display does not
go out, then the lock is still activated.
^ Disconnect the appliance from the
^ Leave the freezer door open.
To speed up defrosting, two bowls of
hot water (not boiling), with plates
underneath them, can be placed in the
appliance. Closing the door in this
instance will help retain the warmth and
speed up the defrosting process.
^ Remove any loose pieces of ice.
^ Use a sponge or towel to soak up the
defrosted water, as often as
After defrosting
^ Clean the appliance and then dry it
^ Close the appliance door.
^ Reconnect to the mains and switch
the appliance back on.
^ Switch on the Super freeze function
so that the appliance can cool down
^ Once the temperature in the freezer
is sufficiently low, slide the glass cold
plates back into the freezer, then
replace the food in the freezer
drawers and put them back in the
^ When the temperature in the freezer
is a constant -18 °C or colder press
the Super freeze button to switch the
Super freeze function off.


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