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Defrosting candy freezer cv12/9

This freezer came with the house, no instruction manual. do we just turn it off & wait for it to defrost or is there a quicker way to do it? what is the slide for in the bottom?

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Manual defrost usually takes about 2-3 hours, depending on how much is built up. You can speed things up by using a hair dryer (just be careful not to allow water to splash inside of the dryer.).

As for the slide at the bottom, I could not tell you without seeing the unit, manual, or sales brochure.

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