Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the cabinet close to sources of heat, such as a cooker, dishwasher or radiator. Locate the appliance in a cool well-ventilated room and make sure that the air openings of the cabinet are not obstructed. Â Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before placing them in the freezer. Â Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before placing in the fridge or freezer. Food that is to be frozen (when cool) should be placed in the fridge before being transferred to the freezer. Â Â Do not put any hot food into the fridge or freezer. Thaw frozen food in the fridge. This will ensure safer defrosting of foods and reduce the work of the refrigeration unit. Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods, or opening the door too frequently as warm air will enter the cabinet, and cause the compressor to switch on unnecessarily often. Â Â Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the door from closing properly. To obtain the best results from your appliance, neither hot foods nor liquids, which may evaporate should be placed in the larder compartment. Â Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it straight away. The use of an insulated container is advisable. When you arrive home place the frozen food in the freezer immediately. Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your fridge as short as possible. Do not push food together too much; try to allow air to circulate around each item. Do not store food uncovered. Wrap the food up properly or place it in airtight containers before putting it into the fridge freezer. 6 Â Â Â Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated and labeled and used in date order to ensure that food is consumed at its best. Â Remove suspect food from your fridge freezer and clean, refer to ÂMaintenance and CleaningÂ. Do not put any newly introduced food for freezing near to already frozen food Food and drinks, which have a strong odor, may affect other foods and drinks if not stored correctly.
In the Event of a Power Failure
If there is a power failure during the storage of frozen foods, keep the door closed. If the temperature within your freezer should rise do not refreeze the food without checking its condition. The following guidelines should assist you. Ice Cream: Once thawed should be discarded. Fruit and Vegetables: If soft should be cooked and used up. Bread and Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger. Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up quickly. Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be refrigerated and used up. Large Pieces of Meat: Can be re-frozen providing there are ice crystals remaining within them. Small Joints: Should be cooked and then re-frozen as cooked dishes. Chicken: Should be cooked and re-frozen as a fresh dish.