Cleaning and maintenance

Cleaning and maintenance

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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 

compartment

The freezer compartment has automatic 
defrosting. 
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 

compartment

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 
follows:
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 
compartment completely.

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 
be damaged.