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Cleaning Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool ET22DK Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool no-frost refrigerator-freezers use & care guide
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Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
parts and clean the refrigerator according to the
following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable
parts
(shelves, crisper, meat
drawer, etc.)
l
Sponge or cloth
l
Mild detergent
0 Warm water
l
Wash.
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Outside
l
Sponge, cloth or
paper towel
l
Mifd detergent
. Warm water
l
Appliance wax (or
good auto paste wax)
l
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
abrasive
or harsh cleaners.
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a
year. Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth.
Waxing
painted
metal surfaces
provides
rust
orotection.
Do not wax elastic
Darts.
Inside
walls
l
Sponge, soft cloth or
(Freezer should be
paper towel
allowed to warm up
so cloth won't stick)
0 Baking soda or
mild detergent
l
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to
1 quart [.95 L] of water)
Door liners
and
gaskets
Plastic
parts
(covers and panels)
0 Warm water
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Sponge, soft cloth or
l
Wash.
paper towel
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Mild detergent
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes,
concentrated
0 Warm water
detergents,
bleaches
or cleaners
containing
petroleum
on plastic
parts.
0 Soft, clean sponge or
l
Wash.
soft clean cloth
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Mild detergent
DO NOT USE paper towels,
window
sprays,
0 Warm water
scouring
cleansers
or flammable
fluids.
These can scratch
or damage
material.
See
"Important
Safety
Instructions"
on page 3.
Defrost
pan
l
Sponge or cloth
l
Mild detergent
0 Warm water
l
Remove base grille. (See page 6.)
l
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape; if any).
l
Wash defrost pan.
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly
l
Replace with notched corner to the rear.
Push it in all the way.
l
Make sure defrost drain tube is pointing
into pan.
l
Replace base grille.
Condenser
coils
Floor under
refrigerator
l
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
l
Floor cleaners
l
Remove base grille.
l
Vacuum coils at least every other month.
l
Replace base grille.
l
Roll refrigerator out only as far as water
supply lrne allows.
0 Clean floor.
l
Roll refrigerator back into place
l
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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