Care and Cleaning
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
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 and
baking soda solution—about a tablespoon (15 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
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda
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 (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 l) of
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.
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
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
dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish
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
rust, tarnish and small blemishes. Use only a liquid
cleanser free of grit and rub in the direction of the brush
or polish on the stainless steel.
wet towel. These may leave a residue that can erode
bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these
products can scratch and weaken the paint finish.
pan and flush a solution of baking
soda—1 teaspoon (5 ml) and 2
cups (500 ml) of hot (not boiling)
water— through the drain line with
the help of a meat baster. This will help eliminate odor
becomes clogged, use a meat baster and baking soda
solution to force the clog through the drain line.
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.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make sure you
don't roll over the power cord or icemaker supply line (on