When your fridge freezer first arrives, you'll need to let it stand upright for around four hours before turning it on if it's been transported horizontally. If your fridge freezer has been transported upright you'll only need to wait for 30 minutes to an hour.
Important: Please note that to ensure optimum performance of your appliance, it will need to be installed with sufficient ventilation to provide enough room to allow heat from the appliance to escape.
If the recommended spacing (following the manufacturer's instructions) is not available, please bear in mind that this may cause the appliance to:
- Consume more power
- Increase running costs
- Reduce cooling performance
For the best performance ensure the appliance has as much ventilation as possible.
Before you plug in your fridge freezer, remove all packaging, clean out all the compartments with soap and water, and wipe down the outside of the fridge with a clean cloth.
Plug your fridge into the main socket and follow the instructions from the manual on what controls need to be changed and what temperature to set your fridge at etc... Usually the temperature will need to start in the middle, e.g. set at 3 from a temperature scale of 1 to 5.
Once you've set all the controls to the correct values, you'll need to wait a few hours for the fridge to reach the correct temperatures. Some fridge freezers have a light that lets you know when you can start storing food. If unsure, check the inside temperature of the fridge and freezer every two hours with a thermometer.
Once you've reached the correct temperature, you can start to move all your food and drinks over.
(Refer to your manufacturer's manual for details)