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Caring For Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool DESIGNERSTYLE 2184589 Use And Care Manual

18’ to 21’ no-frost designerstyle top freezer refrigerator
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Caring for Your Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a few things you can
do to help extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your refrigerator and what to do when going
on vacation, moving, or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
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automatically.
However, clean both about
once a month to help prevent odors from
building up. Wipe up spills right away.
.
To clean your refrigerator, unplug it,
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take out all removable parts, and clean
the refrigerator according to the following directions.
Burn Hazard
Refrigeration
system tubes are near the defrost
pan and can become hot.
Remove and install defrost
pan carefully.
Failure to do so could result in burns.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable
parts
Sponge or cloth with mild
l
Hand wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
detergent and warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth, or paper
l
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use abrasive or
towel with mild detergent,
harsh cleaners.
warm water, and a good
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Wipe and dry thoroughly.
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
l
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year.
Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth. Waxing
painted
metal surfaces
provides
rust protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won't stick)
Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth, or paper
l
Wash with mixture of warm water and:
towel with baking soda or
- mild detergent, or
mild detergent and warm
- baking soda (2 tbs to 1 qt [26 g to .95 L] of water)
water
l
Wipe and dry thoroughly.
Sponge, soft cloth, or paper
l
Wash, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
towel with mild detergent
and warm water
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes, concentrated
detergents,
bleaches,
or cleaners
containing
petroleum
on plastic parts.
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild deter-
gent and warm water
l
Wash, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels,
window
sprays,
scouring
cleansers,
or flammable
fluids.
These
can scratch
or damage material.
See "Important
Safety Instructions"
on page 3.
Defrost pan
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
l
Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
l
Reach into small opening at right edge and remove
the defrost pan.
l
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
l
Replace defrost pan. Make sure to push it com-
pletely into the opening.
l
Replace base grille.
Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner with
extended narrow
attachment
l
Remove base grille. (See page 15.)
l
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need
to be cleaned as often as every other month.
. Replace base grille.

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