Defrosting, Maintenance and Cleaning

Defrosting
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 salad bin. Use the special cleaner
provided which you will find already inserted into
the discharge hole.
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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:
1. Unscrew the light cover and then pull it outward by
pressing as shown in the figure.
2. Unscrew the bulb and replace it with a new 15
watt bulb (available from your nearest Service
Force Centre).
3. Replace the light cover by sliding it into its original
position and replacing the screw.
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 door ajar to
prevent unpleasant smells.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Warning
Before any maintenance or cleaning work
is carried out, DISCONNECT the appliance
from the ELECTRICITY supply.
Important
This appliance contains hydrocarbons in
its cooling unit maintenance and
recharging must therefore only be carried
out by authorised technicians.
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.
Important
Do not use abrasive products.
Clean the drain hole of the water trough at regular
intervals and make sure that the drain hole is never
obstructed, so that the defrost water may flow freely.
Once or twice a year remove the ventilation grill and
dust the air channels at the base of the appliance
with a brush or vacuum cleaner.
You MUST ensure that the appliance is switched
OFF. An accumulation of dust will affect the
performance of the appliance and cause excessive
electricity consumption.
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