Maintenance – FRIGIDAIRE FCFH 183 BW User Manual
The formation of frost on the inside of freezers cannot be
avoided. Frost is formed when moisture contained in the air
comes into contact with the cold surfaces of the freezer.
Consequently, the lid should only be opened when
necessary, and it should never be left open.
A thin layer of ice or frost does not affect the function of the
freezer adversely, and can be removed carefully using the
When the frost or ice layer is 10-15 mm thick, the freezer
should be defrosted. We suggest that you defrost your
freezer when there is little or no food inside.
Switch off the current. Remove the contents of the freezer,
wrap them in newspapers, and leave them in a cold place.
The speed of defrosting can be increased by placing one or
more bowls of hot (not boiling) water inside the freezer and
closing the lid. Open the lid after a while, and remove the
layer of ice carefully.
The defrost water can be collected in the partition wall as
shown in the drawing.
Do not try to speed up defrosting by using anything other
than hot water, since this may damage the freezer. After
defrosting, clean the inside of the freezer.
Remove the plug from the mains socket, and remove all
loose accessories before cleaning the freezer.
The best time to clean your freezer is after defrosting and
before the electricity supply is connected again.
Use a damp cloth to clean your freezer. Use hot water,
and a mild, non-aromatic cleaning agent.
After cleaning the freezer, clean the basket/baskets
before replacing them.
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water. Do NOT
use abrasive products.
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply.
Remove all goods from the freezer.
Clean the freezer as described above.
Leave the lid slightly open.
Never use a knife or any other sharp implement to
Never use strong cleaning agents, scouring
powder or strongly aromatic cleaning agents to
clean your freezer inside, since this will damage
the inside and leave a strong smell.
Remember to replace the plug in the drip water