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Cleaning Your Refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
automatically.
But both should be cleaned about
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
once a month to help prevent odors from building
parts and clean the refrigerator according to the
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable parts
(shelves, crispers,
meat drawer, etc.)
l
Sponge or cloth
l
Mild detergent
l
Warm water
. Wash removable parts by hand.
. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Outside
l
Sponge, cloth
or paper towel
l
Mild 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 pro-
vides rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Inside walls
(freezer should be
allowed to warm up so
cloth won't stick)
Door liners and
gaskets
. Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel
l
Baking soda or mild
detergent
l
Warm water
l
Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel
. Mild detergent
l
Warm water
l
Wash with mixture of warm water and
-mild detergent, or
-baking
soda (26 g [2 tablespoons]
to
0.95 L [l quart] of water).
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Wash.
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen-
trated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
l
Soft, clean sponge
or soft, clean cloth
l
Mild detergent
. Warm water
l
Wash
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See "Important Safety Instruc-
tions" on page 3.
Defrost pan
l
Sponge or cloth
l
Mild detergent
l
Warm water
9 Remove base grille. (See page 9.)
l
To remove defrost pan, lift pan over wire
brace (remove tape, if any).
9 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 arille.
Condenser coils
Floor under refrigerator
l
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
l
Floor cleaners
9 Remove base grille.
l
Vacuum coils (at least every other month).
l
Replace base grille.
9 Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
l
Clean floor.
l
Roll refrigerator back into place.
l
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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