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Precautions And Advice; Defrosting The Appliance; Care And Maintenance; Troubleshooting Guide - Bauknecht GTA 135 OPTIMA Gebrauchsanweisung



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• After installation, make sure the appliance is not
resting on the power cable.
• Do not store glass containers with liquids in the appliance,
as they could burst.
• Do not eat ice cubes or ice lollies immediately after taking
them out of the appliance, since they could cause cold
• Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning operation,
unplug the appliance or disconnect the electrical power
• Do not install the appliance in places exposed to direct
sunlight or near heat sources, as this will result in higher
energy consumption.
• Do not store or use petrol or other flammable liquids and
gases in the vicinity of this or other electrical appliances.
The fumes can create a fire hazard or explosion.
• Install and level the appliance on a floor able to take its
weight and in a place suitable for its size and use.
• Install the appliance in a dry and well-ventilated place. The
appliance is arranged for use in places with temperatures
inside the following ranges defined according to the
climatic class given on the dataplate located on the back.
The appliance may not work properly if left for a long time
at temperatures outside the range provided for.
• It is advisable to leave the appliance connected, even if
empty even for short periods.
• Be careful not to damage the floors (e.g. parquet) when
moving the appliance. To facilitate moving, it is advisable to
empty the appliance beforehand, if possible.
• Do not use mechanical devices or any means other than
those recommended by the manufacturer to speed up the
defrosting process.
• Do not use electrical appliances inside it, unless they are of
the type recommended by the manufacturer.
• This appliance is not intended for use by people
(including children) with limited physical, sensory or
mental abilities or without experience and
knowledge of it, unless they are supervised or
instructed in its use by a person responsible for their
• To prevent the risk of children becoming trapped
and suffocating, do not let them play or hide inside
the appliance.
• The power cable must only be replaced by an
authorised person.
• Do not use extension leads or multi-adapters.
• It must be possible to disconnect the power supply
by unplugging or by means of a double-pole mains
switch installed ahead of the socket.
• Make sure the voltage specified on dataplate
matches the voltage in your home.
• Do not swallow the liquid (non-toxic) contained in
the ice packs (if provided).
• Limit the number of times the appliance door is
The appliance should be defrosted
when the thickness of ice on the
walls reaches 5-6 mm.
• Disconnect the appliance from
the mains power supply.
• Remove the packs of food from
the appliance and wrap them
close together in newspaper and
store in a very cool place or
thermally insulated bag.
• Leave the appliance lid open.
• Remove the internal defrost water drain plug (depending
on model).
• Remove the external defrost water drain plug (depending
on model) and reposition it as shown in the figure.
• Place a bowl beneath the drainage channel to collect the
residual water. If available, use the divider.
• Speed up defrosting by using a spatula to detach the ice
from the appliance walls.
• Remove the ice from the bottom of the appliance.
• In order to avoid permanent damage to the
appliance interior, do not use pointed or sharp metal
instruments for removing the ice.
• Do not use abrasive products or heat up the interior
• Dry the interior of the appliance thoroughly.
• On completion of the defrosting, refit the plug.


• Remove the ice from the upper edge (see the

Troubleshooting Guide).

• Clean the inside after defrosting, using a sponge dampened
with warm water and/or mild detergent.
• Clean the side motor cooling grille (depending on model).
• Remove dust from the condenser on the rear of the
Before carrying out maintenance, unplug the appliance.
Do not use abrasive products, scourers or stain-
removers (e.g. acetone, trichloroethylene) to clean the
To obtain the best results from your appliance, carry
out cleaning and maintenance at least once a year.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
mains power supply.
• Remove the diffuser by following
the sequence of steps shown in the
• Unscrew the light bulb and replace
it with an identical bulb of the same
wattage and voltage.
• Refit the diffuser and plug in the appliance.
1. The red LED (if provided) remains alight.
• Is there a power failure?
• Is defrosting in progress?
• Is the appliance lid properly closed?
• Is the appliance positioned near a heat source?
• Is the thermostat setting correct?
• Are the ventilation grille and condenser clean?
2. The appliance is too noisy.
• Is the appliance perfectly horizontal?
• Is the appliance in contact with other furniture or objects that
may cause vibrations?
• Has the packaging been removed from under the appliance?