door handles and trim
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 may
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.
Clean the inside of the fresh food and freezer
compartments at 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. Apply
an appliance wax/polish to the inside surface
between the doors.
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.
Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator away
from the wall. All types of floor coverings can be
darnaged, particularly cushioned coverings and those
with embossed surfaces.
For most efficient operation, you need to keep the
condenser clean. Turn temperature control to OFF.
Remove the base grille. 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, such as Cat. No.WX14X51, available
at GE Service and Parts Center. This easy cleaning
operation should be done at least once a year.
CARE AND CLEANING
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Protect the paint finish. The 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 kitchen/appliance
wax when the refrigerator is new, and then at least
twice a year.
Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner (Cat. No.
WR97X0216) is available from GE Service
and Parts Center.
Other parts of the refrigerator—including door
gaskets, vegetable drawers, ice trays and all plastic
parts-can be cleaned the same way. After cleaning
the door gaskets, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly
to the door gaskets at the hinge side. 'This helps keep
the gaskets from sticking and bending out of shape.
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 freezer odors.
Do not wash any of your refrigerator's plastic
parts in your automatic dishwasher.
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 or refrigerator. Refer to the Roller section.