MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

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Defrosting
Refrigerator
The refrigerator automatically defrosts every time the
compressor stops. The water is discharged, via the
pipe, into a tray located at the back of the appliance
above the compressor, where it evaporates.
Important
To avoid defrost water overflowing into the fridge,
periodically clean the water discharge hole in the
centre of the V shaped drip collector at the back of
the refrigerator compartment behind the fruit and
vegetable drawer. Use the defrost cleaner provided
which you will find already inserted into the
discharge hole.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING 
External cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Do
NOT use abrasive products.
An accumulation of dust will affect the performance
of the appliance and cause excessive electricity
consumption.
Once or twice a year dust the condenser (black grill)
and the compressor at the back of the appliance,
with a brush or vacuum cleaner, see figure.
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CONDENSER
COMPRESSOR
DEFROST
TRAY
Before any maintenance or cleaning work is carried
out, DISCONNECT the appliance from the
ELECTRICITY supply.
Internal cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water
and bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
NEVER USE DETERGENTS, ABRASIVE
POWDERS, HIGHLY PERFUMED
CLEANING PRODUCTS OR WAX
POLISHES, TO CLEAN THE INTERIOR AS
THESE WILL DAMAGE THE SURFACE AND
LEAVE A STRONG SMELL.
When the appliance is not in use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all
foods and clean the appliance, leaving the doors ajar
to prevent unpleasant smells.
Changing the light bulb
Should the interior light fail to work, first switch off
the appliance and disconnect from the electricity
supply, then replace the bulb as follows;
Unscrew the light cover and then pull it outward by
pressing as shown in the figure. Unscrew the bulb
and replace it with a new 15 watt bulb (available
from your nearest Service Force Centre).
Replace the light cover by sliding it into its original
position and replacing the screw.
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