OPERATION

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OPERATION
Before use
Remove all securing tapes. Wash inside the appli-
ance with lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda 
(5 ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not use soap or deter-
gent as the smell may linger. Dry thoroughly.
Setting the temperature
The temperature inside the refrigerator is regulated
by a thermostat with 6 temperature positions and
one «OFF» (O) position.
Position 1 = minimum coldness 
Position 6 = maximum coldness 
Turn the thermostat dial to the required position.
An intermediate position is usually the most suitable,
although the temperature will be affected by:
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Room temperature
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How often the door is opened
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How much food is stored
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Position of the appliance
In determining the correct temperature control setting
all these factors have to be considered and some
experimentation may be necessary.
When altering the temperature setting, allow 24
hours for the temperature to stablise before making
further changes.
Important
During prolonged periods of abnormally
hot weather, if the thermostat is set on too
high a number, the cooling system may
operate continuously and the fridge cool-
ing plate may not defrost. Turning the knob
to a lower number will cause the automatic
defrosting to resume.
Fresh food refrigeration
To obtain the best performance, do not store warm
food or evaporating liquids in the refrigerator; do
cover or wrap the food, particularly if it has a strong
flavour.
Do not cover the shelves with any protective materi-
al, such as paper, cardboard or plastic, which may
obstruct the air circulation through them.
To help you use your refrigerator correctly, here are
some more useful hints:
Raw meat (beef, pork, lamb & chicken or poul-
try): wrap in polythene bags and place on top of the
salad drawers.
Meat can only be stored safely in this way for
one or two days at the most.
Fruit & vegetables
: these should be thoroughly
cleaned and placed in the bottom salad drawers.
Butter & cheese: these should be placed in special
airtight containers or wrapped in aluminium foil or
polythene bags to exclude as much air as possible.
Milk bottles: these should have a cap and should
be stored in the bottle rack on the door.
The walls of the refrigerator are equipped with run-
ners so that shelves can be positioned as desired.
For better use of space, the front half-shelf can lie
over the rear one (see fig.).
The door shelves
Depending on the use of the bottle shelf (3) the
short shelf (2) can be adjusted in the direction of the
arrow (a).
For more thorough cleaning, shelves can be
removed, then refitted in their position. To make
these adjustements proceed as follows:
top shelf (1): gradually pull in the direction of the
arrows until it comes free;
middle shelf (2): turn it in the direction of the arrows
until it comes free from the metallic crosspiece (4);
bottle shelf (3): push on the buttons (b) until it
comes free, then pull it in the direction of the arrow.
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