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Refrigerator Care; Cleaning; Changing The Light Bulbs; Power Interruptions - Whirlpool 5GR2SHKXLS06 Use & Care Manual

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Cleaning

WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both compartments about once a month to avoid
buildup of odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
To Clean Your Refrigerator:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove all removable parts from inside, such as shelves,
crispers, etc.
3. Hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and interior
surfaces thoroughly. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a
mild detergent in warm water.
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.
To help remove odors, you can wash interior walls with a
mixture of warm water and baking soda (2 tbs to 1 qt
[26 g to 0.95 L] of water).
4. Wash exterior with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild
detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. To avoid damage to
painted metal exteriors, apply appliance wax (or auto paste
wax) with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts.
NOTE: To keep your stainless steel refrigerator looking like
new and to remove minor scuffs or marks, it is suggested that
you use the manufacturer's approved Stainless Steel Cleaner
and Polish.
IMPORTANT: This cleaner is for stainless steel parts only!
Do not allow the Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish to come
into contact with any plastic parts such as the trim pieces,
dispenser covers or door gaskets. If unintentional contact
does occur, clean plastic part with a sponge and mild
detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
5. Clean the condenser coils regularly. Coils may need to be
cleaned as often as every other month. This may help save
energy.
Remove the base grille. See the Base Grille graphic in
"Refrigerator Doors" or "Base Grille."
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
Replace the base grille when finished.
6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

REFRIGERATOR CARE

NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace the
bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape, and wattage
(no greater than 40 watts).
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the bulb from behind the control panel in the
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep the door or
doors closed (depending on your model) to help food stay cold
and frozen.
If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the
following:
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.
Holidays
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you're away,
use these steps to prepare your refrigerator before you leave.
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
3. Empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you leave,
follow these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
3. Turn the Thermostat Control (or Refrigerator Control,

Changing the Light Bulbs

refrigerator or from behind the light shield in the freezer (on
some models). Replace it with an appliance bulb of the same
wattage.

Power Interruptions

Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
Place 2 lbs (907 g) of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic foot
(28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the food frozen for 2 to
4 days.
If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, consume or can
perishable food at once.

Holiday and Moving Care

Raise wire shutoff arm to OFF (up) position.
Shut off water supply to the ice maker.
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm
to the OFF (up) position.
depending on the model) to OFF. See "Using the Controls."
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