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Cleaning The Outside; Cleaning The Inside; Behind The Refrigerator - GE 20 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

Behind the Refrigerator

Be careful when moving the 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 the refrigerator in a side direction
may result in damage to the floor covering or refrigerator.

Cleaning the Outside

The dispenser drip area, (on some models) beneath
the grille, should be wiped dry. Water left in this area
may leave deposits. Remove the deposits by adding
undiluted vinegar to the well. Soak until the deposits
disappear or become loose enough to rinse away.
The dispenser cradle (on some models). Before
cleaning, lock the dispenser by pressing and holding
the Lock pad for 3 seconds. Clean with warm water
ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 l) of water. Rinse
thoroughly and wipe dry.
The door handles and trim. Clean with a cloth
dampened with soapy water. Dry with a soft cloth.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth
lightly dampened with kitchen appliance wax or
mild liquid dish detergent. Dry and polish with a
clean, soft cloth.

Cleaning the Inside

To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking
soda in the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. If this is
not practical, wring excess moisture out of sponge
or cloth when cleaning around switches, lights or
tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 l) of
water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse
and wipe dry.
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.
Drain opening in freezer compartment. During yearly
cleaning, remove bottom freezer pan and flush a
The stainless steel doors and door handles (on
some models) can be cleaned with a commercially
available stainless steel cleaner. Cleaners with oxalic
acid such as Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser™ will
remove surface rust, tarnish and small blemishes.
Use only a liquid cleanser free of grit and rub in
the direction of the brush lines with a damp soft
sponge. Do not use appliance wax or polish on the
stainless steel.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth
or wet towel. These may leave a residue that can
erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads, powdered
cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing bleach
because these products can scratch and weaken the
paint finish.
drain line with the help of a meat baster. This will help
eliminate odor and reduce the likelihood of a clogged
drain line. If drain becomes clogged, use a meat
baster and baking soda solution to force the clog
through the drain line.
or covers with warm water when they are cold.
Glass shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact such as
bumping or dropping. Tempered glass is designed
to shatter into many small pieces if it breaks.
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you don't
roll over the power cord or icemaker supply line (on some
Do not clean glass shelves


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