Haier compact refrigerators are not self-defrosting (frost free) and may require occasional defrosting depending on use. Defrost whenever frost on the wall of the freezer compartment becomes 1/8" thick. Do not use metal instruments to clear ice or frost from the unit.

To defrost the refrigerator:

  1. Remove all items from inside your compact refrigerator, including any food from the freezer compartment. Leave the drip tray in place.

  2. Unplug the compact refrigerator.

  3. Lay a thick towel in the interior bottom. Ensure the towel extends across the front exterior of the appliance to catch any dripping water. 

  4. If possible, move the unit to an area where the floors won't be damaged by dripping water.

  5. Allow the unit to defrost overnight with the doors open. 

  6. Wipe the moisture off all surfaces of the compact refrigerator in the morning. 

  7. Remove any stains and odors inside the refrigerator, using warm, soapy water. 

  8. Clean all shelves, trays, and racks within the unit. 

  9. Rinse the compact refrigerator of any cleaning agent using a damp rag. 

  10. Allow it to dry completely. 

  11. Plug in the unit and return all your drinks and snacks to the appliance once the temperature has cooled inside.

  12. Adjust the temperature setting to an appropriate level for your food.