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Moving and storing your appliance

If your refrigerator is turned off for any reason, wait 10 minutes before turning it back on. This will allow the refrigeration system pressures to equalise before restarting.

Moving your appliance

  • Turn off the appliance and unplug from the power point. Remove all food.
  • Ease the appliance out of its position. Tuck the power cord away, if applicable tape the shelves in place and tape the doors closed. If the cabinet needs to be placed at an angle or laid down, carefully lay it on its side (the right-hand side when viewed from the front).
  • Relocate and install. If the appliance has been left on its side for any length of time, leave it standing upright as long as possible (at least a few hours) before turning it on.

Storing your appliance

  • When storing your cleaned appliance, leave the door(s) open. This allows air to circulate and prevents the build up of bacteria and moulds.
  • Before using again, clean well using a mixture of warm water and baking soda (add 1 tsp of baking soda to each 500 ml of water). Rinse with clean water.

Holiday time

  • We recommend you leave your refrigerator operating while you are on holiday.
  • Turn the ice maker off on the control panel.
  • Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • On your return, turn on the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • Dispense 3 L of water and discard to ensure the water tank is refilled with fresh water.
  • Turn on the ice maker.
  • Discard the first 3 harvests of ice.
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