Cleaning and maintenance
To improve energy savings and efficiency of
the appliance, periodically clean the
condenser, located in the rear area, using a
broom, a vacuum cleaner or a cloth.
4.3 Defrosting the refrigerator
The freezer compartment has automatic
During normal compressor operation frost
forms on the rear wall of the appliance, and
melts when it is not working.
While the compressor is not working, the
accumulated frost melts and the water runs
off into the opening for this purpose at the
bottom of the cell.
It is then channelled into the tray under the
compressor, from which it evaporates.
4.4 Defrosting the freezer
The freezer compartment needs to be
defrosted manually. When the thickness of
frost or ice on the shelves exceeds 2 cm, the
freezer should be defrosted.
A few hours before defrosting, proceed as
1. Set the thermostat on 5 for a further
cooling of frozen foodstuffs.
2. Turn the knob to the position 0.
3. Disconnect the appliance from the
mains power supply.
While cleaning, remove frozen foodstuff
from the freezer and protect them from
defrosting; then, place a container under
the defrosting water drain channel.
After defrosting, dry the freezer
The amount of ice which forms on
the back wall may vary with
changes in weather conditions, the
frequency with which the door is
opened, the appliance's operating
temperatures and the amount of
fresh foods stored inside
(especially fruit and vegetables).
Do not use electrical appliances
(e.g. hair dryers) or sprays for
defrosting, the plastic parts could