It is important when cleaning the exterior door surface of your refrigerator, to only use liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water. Dry the door with a clean, lint free cloth. The use of any abrasive or stainless steel cleaners and solvents will damage the door surface. Caution: jewellery can damage clear coat on door surface.
Stainless exterior door
- It is important when cleaning the exterior door surface of your refrigerator, to only use liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water.
- Dry the door with a clean, lint free cloth.
- The use of any abrasive or stainless steel cleaners and solvents will damage the door surface.
Jewellery can damage clear coat on door surface.
Other exterior surfaces
- Clean all other exterior surfaces with warm water and detergent.
- If necessary, clean the magnetic door gasket with an old toothbrush, warm water and detergent.
Water evaporator tray
- The water evaporator tray is found above the compressor at the back of the refrigerator or freezer. The tray may require infrequent cleaning.
- Carefully move the refrigerator or freezer out from the wall. Switch off the appliance.
- We do not recommend that you remove the evaporator tray. If cleaning is required, excess water can be soaked up from the evaporator tray using a sponge. Wipe out with warm water and detergent or disinfectant.
- Switch on the appliance.
- It is important to keep the interior of the refrigerator and freezer clean to help prevent food from becoming contaminated during storage.
- The amount and types of food stored determines how often cleaning should be carried out (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks) in the refrigerator.
- Remove the shelves from cabinet and door. Wash shelves and storage bins in warm water and detergent; rinse in clean water and dry before replacing.
- Wipe over the interior surfaces with warm water and detergent or baking soda dissolved in warm water (add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to each 500 mls of water). Rinse with clean water.
- To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.
- Clean interior surfaces with warm water and detergent. Use a toothbrush for the magnetic door gasket.
- Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaners or highly perfumed, strong smelling cleaners or solvents on any part of the refrigerator or freezer.
Clean with warm water and detergent or a glass cleaner. If cleaning the shelves without removing from the cabinet use only warm water and detergent as a glass cleaner can damage the plastic components of your refrigerator.
Vegetable bin (525 mm wide models – except P120 models)
Wash in warm water and detergent. Rinse and dry.
Fruit and vegetable bin(s) and lid (635 mm wide models)
- Remove bin(s) then the bottom refrigerator shelf.
- Place the shelf upside down on a flat surface. Pull lid at position A then lift up at position B. Take lid off at sides. Clean lid and bin(s) in warm soapy water.
- To reassemble, insert lid and clip at position C, then snap in the clip at position A.
Fig.12 Humidity Control lid
Defrosting the freezer (C170T model)
- It is recommended that a freezer be defrosted when the frost is greater than 6 mm thick.
- Remove all frozen food and wrap it in several layers of paper. Place food in the refrigerator compartment or a cool environment, eg insulated picnic bin.
- Switch the power off at the wall. The temperature control can remain at its normal setting.
- Remove the freezer baskets or shelves for ease of cleaning.
- Whilst defrosting, leave the freezer door open. If you wish to reduce the defrosting time place a bowl of warm water in the freezer compartment and leave the door open. Keep the refrigerator compartment door closed.
- Use the plastic scraper supplied or a plastic spatula to remove any loose ice. Do not use knives or any other sharp instrument to remove the ice, otherwise the freezer surface may become permanently damaged.
- Ensure that the defrosting of your freezer is carried out as quickly as possible. During defrosting a rise in temperature of frozen food above normal storage temperature can shorten the storage life of the food.
- Wipe the freezer dry. Replace the frozen food.
- Switch the refrigerator on.
Defrosting models with ice boxes
The P120 box evaporator is designed for short-term storage of frozen foods and ice only.
- Remove all frozen food and wrap it in several layers of paper. Place in a cool environment, eg insulated picnic bin.
- Position the tray provided beneath the ice box to collect the melting ice.
- Push the defrost button in the centre of the control knob and the compressor will stop. The defrost time may be reduced by placing a bowl of warm water in the ice box and leaving the door of the refrigerator open. Once it has reached the defrost temperature, the compressor will start operating again.
- Use the plastic scraper supplied or a plastic spatula to remove any loose ice.
- Immediately after the refrigerator has automatically restarted, empty the tray of water and ice.
- Wipe the tray and ice box dry.
- Replace the frozen food.