Care and Cleaning
The ice dispenser spill shelf (on
models so equipped) should be
wiped dry immediately to prevent
spotting if excessive spills occur.
Water left on the shelf may leave
deposits that you can remove by
soaking them with undiluted
vinegar. You can also use a
mixture of one teaspoon of a non-
precipitating water softener (such
as Calgon brand) and water, or one
teaspoon (15 ml) of citric acid
powder per pint (470 ml) of hot
tap water. Soak until the deposit
disappears or becomes loose
enough to rinse away. Usually
30 minutes of soaking time is
adequate. Avoid using wax on
the spill shelf and trim.
The door handles and trim can
be cleaned with a cloth dampened
with a solution of mild liquid
dishwashing detergent and water.
Dry with a soft cloth. Don't wax
handles or trim.
Keep the finish clean. Wipe with
a clean cloth, lightly dampened
with kitchen appliance wax or mild
liquid dishwashing detergent. Dry
and polish with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a
soiled dishwashing cloth or wet
towel. These will leave a residue
that can damage the paint. Do not
use scouring pads, powdered
cleaners, bleach or cleaners
containing bleach because these
products can scratch and weaken
the paint finish.
on the outside of the refrigerator is
a high quality, baked-on paint
finish. With proper care, it will stay
new-looking and rust-free for years.
Apply a coat of kitcherdappliance
wax when the refrigerator is new,
and then at least twice a year.
Clean the inside of the fresh
food and freezer compartments
least once a year. Unplug
refrigerator before cleaning. If
this is not practical, wring excess
moisture out of sponge or cloth
when cleaning around switches,
lights or controls,
Use warm water and baking soda
solution—about a tablespoon of
baking soda to a quart of water.
This both cleans and neutralizes
odors. Rinse thoroughly with water
and wipe dry.
Other parts of the refrigerator—
including door gaskets, meat and
vegetable drawers, Quick Store
unit, ice storage bin and all plastic
parts-can be cleaned the same
way. Do not use cleansing powders
or other abrasive cleaners.
To help prevent odors, leave an
open box of baking soda in the rear
of the refrigerator, on the top shelf.
Change the box every three
months. An open box of baking
soda in the freezer will absorb stale
Care should be taken in moving
your refrigerator away from the
wall. All types of floor coverings
can be damaged, particularly
cushioned coverings and those
with embossed surfaces. Pull the
refrigerator straight out and return
it to position by pushing it straight
in. Moving your refrigerator in a
side direction may result in
damage to your floor covering
For most efficient operation, you
need to keep the condenser clean.
Turn temperature control to OFF.
Remove the base grille if your
refrigerator has one—see page 3.
Sweep away or vacuum dust that
is readily accessible on condenser
coils, then turn the control back on.
For best results, use a brush
specially designed for this purpose. -
It is available at most appliance
parts stores. This easy cleaning
operation should be done at least
once a year.