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Refrigerator Care; Clean The Refrigerator; Defrost And Clean The Freezer - Whirlpool 326031822 Use & Care Manual

Whirlpool refrigerator use & care guide
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WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

Clean the Refrigerator

Clean the refrigerator about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills immediately.
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 .95 L] of water).
4. Replace the removable parts.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
6. Set the control to the maximum setting for 24 hours, and then
adjust the control to the desired setting. Give the refrigerator
and freezer time to cool down completely before adding food.
See "Using the Control."

Defrost and Clean the Freezer

Defrost and clean the freezer when the ice thickness is
(1 cm). In high-humidity areas, the freezer may need more
frequent defrosting and cleaning.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on your freezer. Do not use cleaning
waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts. Damage can occur.
1. Turn the refrigerator control to OFF.
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2. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
3. Remove all food from the refrigerator and freezer
compartments. Store it in a cooler with ice, in an additional
refrigerator-freezer, or in a cool area.
Style 1
Water from the freezer will flow into the defrost drain pan.
1
1. Defrost drain pan
Style 2
Water from melting ice will flow into the convertible
compartment.
1
1. Convertible compartment
4. Leave the refrigerator door open until the ice melts.
5. Place a pan of hot water in the freezer with the door open to
speed melting. Directing air from an electric fan into the
freezer will also help. Do not place the fan or any electrical
device in freezer.
NOTE: Check the drain pan or convertible compartment
frequently to avoid water overflow. Have a second pan handy
for easier emptying.
6. Use a plastic scraper to remove frost.
NOTE: Do not use an ice pick, knife, or other sharp-pointed
tool to defrost the freezer. Damage can occur.
7. Empty drain pan or convertible compartment and dry them
well. Wipe water from walls with a towel or sponge.
8. Wash the inside walls of the freezer with a solution of mild
detergent in warm water or 2 tbs. (26 mg) baking soda to 1 qt.
(0.95 L) warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
9. Replace the drain pan or convertible compartment.
10. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
11. Set the control to the maximum setting for 24 hours, and then
adjust the control to the desired setting. See "Using the
Control."
12. Set the control to the maximum setting for 24 hours, and then
adjust the control to the desired setting. Give the refrigerator
and freezer time to cool down completely before adding food.
See "Using the Control."

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