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

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

  • 1.

    Unplug the fridge freezer from the mains.

  • 2.

    Open the fridge and freezer door.

  • 3.

    Remove any food from the fridge and freezer.

  • 4.

    Remove the racks, shelves and drawers.

  • 5.

    Leave the fridge and freezer doors open to defrost.

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

  • 6.

    Ventilate the room thoroughly to speed up the process.

  • 7.

    Leave the fridge freezer to defrost for at least 24 hours.

  • 8.

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

  • 9.

    Clean the racks, shelves and salad drawer.

    For more information, see the Interior cleaning topic.

  • 10.

    Replace the racks, shelves and drawers.

  • 11. Close the fridge and freezer doors.
  • 12. Plug the fridge freezer into the mains and switch on.
  • 13. Let the fridge freezer run for at least 2 hours on a colder setting before adding the food.
    For more information, see the Fridge and freezer temperature settings topic.