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Switch off at plug,open door and let the unit self defrost(do not use sharp objects or hot water/steam to hasten defrost)
when defrosted wipe out with clorine bleach,syringe drain hole(s) and wipe dry,the bleach smell will dissipate in about an hour,then close door,switch on and fill at least 1/2 full(any less and the unit will run very ineficiently)leave door closed as much as poss until temp is between +2c/+5c(the ideal temp)ensure all seals are clean and not perished.

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