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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.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any odors
formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must thoroughly
clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor transfer and
drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
To Clean Your Refrigerator:
NOTE: 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 tool.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. 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.
3. Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth.
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. To
order the cleaner, see the "Accessories" section.
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.
4. Clean the condenser coils regularly. Coils may need to be cleaned
as often as every other month. This may help save energy.
Pull refrigerator out away from the wall. See "Unpack the
Refrigerator."
Vacuum coils when they are dusty or dirty.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure to leave 1"
(2.5 cm) between the cabinet back and the wall.
Check to see that the refrigerator is level.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

REFRIGERATOR CARE

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Vacation and Moving Care

Vacations
If You Choose to Leave the Refrigerator On While You're
Away:
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, and is connected to
the household water supply, turn off the water supply to the
refrigerator. Property damage can occur if the water supply is not
turned off.
3. If you have an automatic ice maker, turn off the ice maker.
NOTE: Raise the wire shutoff arm to OFF (up) position.
4. Empty the ice bin.
If You Choose to Turn Off the Refrigerator Before You
Leave:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic 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.
3. Turn off the Temperature control(s). See "Using the Control(s)."
4. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop them
open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and mold from
building up.
Moving
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow these
steps to prepare it for the move.
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
Disconnect the water line from the back of the refrigerator.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm to the
OFF (up) position.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all frozen food in
dry ice.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Turn off the Temperature control(s). See "Using the Control(s)."
5. Unplug refrigerator.
6. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
7. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them
together so they don't shift and rattle during the move.
8. Depending on the model, raise the front of the refrigerator so it
rolls more easily OR raise the leveling screws so they don't scrape
the floor. See "Adjust the Door(s)" or "Door Closing and Door
Alignment."
9. Tape the doors closed and tape the power cord to the back of the
refrigerator.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to the
"Installation Instructions" section for preparation instructions. Also, if
your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect
the water supply to the refrigerator.

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