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  • The chest freezer should be defrosted once or twice a year, or when the ice layer thickness reaches 5-10mm.

    The defrost procedure should be complete within 2 hours.

    Always make sure that you switch off the electric supply to your chest freezer before you start any maintenance.

    Warning: Do not use detergents, soaps or abrasive products to clean the chest freezer.

    Never use sharp objects to scrape off ice, as this may damage the chest freezer.

  • 1.

    Unplug the chest freezer from the mains.

  • 2.

    Open the door.

  • 3.

    Remove any food from the chest freezer.

  • 4. Remove the basket.
  • 5. Remove the Internal drain cap.
  • 6. Place a container under the drain hole cap to catch the water as the chest freezer defrosts.
  • 7. Remove the drain hole cap.
  • 8. Use the provided ice scraper or a similar tool to remove the ice layer.
  • 9.

    Leave the chest freezer door open to defrost.

    To speed up the defrosting you can place containers of lukewarm water in the chest freezer compartment.

  • 10.

    Ventilate the room thoroughly to speed up the process.

  • 11.

    When the chest freezer if fully defrosted, wipe down the base, sides and top of the compartments to remove any excess water.

  • 12. replace the Internal drain cap.
  • 13.

    Clean, then replace the basket.

    For more information, see the Interior cleaning topic.

  • 14. Replace the Drain hole cap.
  • 15. Plug the chest freezer into the mains and switch on.
  • 16. Turn the thermostat knob to the maximum setting.
  • 17. Replace the frozen food.
  • 18. Close the door.