Refrigerator Cleaning Tips
How to clean the interior, exterior, and gaskets:
You should thoroughly clean your refrigerator at least once a year. Here are some steps for giving your refrigerator a proper cleaning:
- Turn the temperature control to OFF
- Unplug the refrigerator
- Mix together 1 – 2 tablespoons of baking soda with one quart of water
- Wipe down the walls of the refrigerator with this solution, and then rinse it with water
- Wipe the refrigerator dry
- Follow the same procedure with cleaning of door gaskets, vegetable drawers, ice storage bin, other plastic parts, glass shelves and wire shelves. Do not take glass from the refrigerator and place under hot water. The extreme temperature change may cause the glass to break.
- After cleaning the door gasket apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the door gasket at the hinge side. This will keep the gasket pliable.
On 30 cubic foot side by side models, the matte plastic liner may be cleaned with a bleach-free, non-abrasive cleaner. Do not use any abrasive cleaners. Do not place any plastic parts or glass shelves in the automatic dishwasher.
Do not use any cleaning products that contain petroleum, distillates, detergent, bleach or ammonia, as they could cause damage to your refrigerator.
Cleaning a Frost-free Freezer:
A Frost-free freezer means you never have to defrost your freezer. Frost is removed by air moving and collecting any moisture and depositing it on the cooling coil. The cooling coil periodically warms up just enough to melt the frost, and it then flows down to the drain pan (located behind the base grille) where it is evaporated.
A complete cleaning should be done at least once a year, following these steps:
- Unplug freezer or disconnect power.
- Remove all frozen food. Wrap frozen food in several layers of newspaper and cover with a blanket. Food will stay frozen for several hours. You may also store frozen food in a cooler, additional refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
- Use a clean sponge or a soft cloth. Wash the inside walls with mild detergent in warm water or a solution of two tablespoons (26 mg) baking soda to one quart (0.95 L) warm water.
· Wash exterior surfaces with a mild detergent in warm water.
- Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
- Replace all frozen food.
- Plug in freezer or reconnect power.
To keep your painted appliance surfaces looking like new use Appliance Polish and Cleaner regularly. This wax-based cleaner and polish goes on easy to remove unwanted grime and dirt and leaves behind a sparkling shine.
IMPORTANT: Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can scratch or damage materials.
Accessing and Cleaning Condenser Coils
There is typically no need for routine condenser cleaning in a normal home environment; however, if the environment is particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in the home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to 3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
Follow these steps to clean the condenser:
- · Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect the power
- · Remove the based grill. Open both doors place your hands along the ends of the grill and push in on the top of the grille while pulling up on the bottom
- · Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grill, the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
- · A coil brush can be purchased to reach the dust between the coils where your vacuum cannot reach. It has soft bristles that will not harm the coils
- · Replace the base grill. Line up the grille support tabs with the metal clips and push firmly to snap into place
- · Reconnect power
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