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Refrigerator Care; Cleaning; Change The Light Bulb; Vacation And Moving Care - Whirlpool GARF06XXMG00 Use And Care Manual

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REFRIGERATOR CARE

Cleaning

Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Clean the refrigerator about once a month to prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills immediately.
To clean your refrigerator:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove all removable parts from inside, such as shelves, 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 0.95 L] of water).
4. Replace the removable parts.
5. Clean the condenser coils regularly. They are located at the back
of the cabinet. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month. This may help save energy.
Use a vacuum with an extended attachment to clean the
condenser coils when they are dusty or dirty.
6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Change the Light Bulb

The light bulb is located behind the refrigerator control on the upper
right-hand side of the interior cabinet wall.
NOTE: Only a factory specified replacement light bulb will fit your
refrigerator. To get a factory specified replacement light bulb, call the
Gladiator™ GarageWorks Customer Interaction Center toll free:
1-866-342-4089.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the used light bulb and replace it with a factory specified
light bulb.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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Vacation and Moving Care

Vacations
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you're away, use up
any perishables and freeze other items.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator off before you leave, follow
these steps.
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Turn the refrigerator control to the off position. See "Using the
Control."
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean the refrigerator. See "Cleaning."
5. Tape a rubber or wood block to the top of the door to prop it
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. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. Turn the refrigerator control to the off position. See "Using the
Control."
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean, wipe, and dry it thoroughly.
5. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them
together so they don't shift and rattle during the move.
6. Tape the doors shut and tape the power cord to the refrigerator
cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put everything back and refer to the
"Installation Instructions" section for preparation instructions.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your refrigerator will not operate
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Is the Refrigerator Control turned to the OFF position? See
"Using the Control."
The lights do not work
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket? Turn the refrigerator control
to the off position. Disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical
supply. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert. Then reconnect the
refrigerator to the electrical supply and reset the refrigerator
control.
Has a light bulb burned out? Replace with an appliance bulb of
the same wattage, size, and shape. See "Changing the Light
Bulb."
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting? The water will evaporate. It is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? Expect that the water in the
defrost pan will take longer to evaporate. This is normal when it is
hot or humid.

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