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Careandcleaning Oftherefrigerator; Cleaning The Outside; Moving The Refrigerator - GE GTH18DCXALWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Careandcleaning oftherefrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
The door handles and trim. Clean with
a clod1 dampened
widl soapy watex:
Dry with a soR cloth.
Keep
the outside dean.
Wipe with a clean
clod1 lighdy dampened
with ldtchen
appliance
wax or mild liquid dish
demrgent.
Dry and polish with a clean,
soR cloth.
The stainless steel door panels and handles.
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned
with a commercially available stainless smel
cleaner or a similar product using a clean,
soft clodl. Do not use appliance wax, polish,
bleach or products containing chlorine on
stainless steel doors and handles.
For best results, (;E recommends
using
stainless smel cleaner
PM10X311
with
tile WX10X307
polishing
cloth, or for
convenience
the SS cleaning
wipes, part
number
WX10X10001.
Donot wipetherefrigerator with a soileddishcloth
or wet towel These mayleavea residue that
canerodethepaint.Donotusescouring pads,
powdered cleaners, bleachor cleaners containing
bleachbecause these products canscratch and
weaken thepaint finish.
Cleaning the/nside
Tohelpprevent odors, l eave an open box of
baldng soda in die flesh food and fleezer
compartments.
Unplugtherefrigerator beforecleaning If rids
is not practical, wring excess moisture out
of sponge or clodl when cleaning around
switches, lights or controls.
Use _,v}tiIil
_g}tteI"
and baldng soda solution--
about a tablespoon
(15 ml) of baldng soda
to a quart (1 limr) of wamr This both cleans
and neutralizes odo_. Thoroughly
rinse
and wipe d_>
Avoid cleaning cold glass shelves (onsome models)
with hot water becausethe extreme temperature
difference may cause them to break.Handleglass
shelves carefully Bumping temperedglass can cause
it to shatter
Donot washanyplasticrefrigerator partsin the
dishwasher
Donotcleanwith anyproducts containing detergent,
bleachor ammonia. T hey maydamage the
refrigerator
Condenser
There
is no need for roudne
condenser
cleanings
in nomm/home
opemdng
enviromnents.
However;
in enviromnents
that m W be particularly
dusty or greasy; tile
condenser
should
be cleaned
periodically
for efficient
reflJgemtor
operation.
Formodelswith a basegrille, die gqille must
be removed in order to clean die condense_:
Toremove the base grille:
Grasp it about 6" flom
each end and pull
its bottom
edge toward you.
Toreplace the base grille:
Insert tile tops of the metal (:lips into tile
ova/vents,
making
sure one of tile plastic
tabs on die back of tile grille goes into each
of the ovalvents. Then
push tile bottom
of
tile grille forward
until it snaps into place.
Cleaning the condenser'.
Sweep away or vacumn
up dust.
For models with a base grille, reach
file
condenser
by inserting
a brush or vacuum
hose into the ova/holes.
For models without a base
Nille,
reach
die
condenser
by inserting
a brush or vacuum
hose under
tile bottom
of tile reflJgerator
For best results, use a brush speciaUy
designed
for dlis purpose.
It is available
at most appliance
parts stores.
8
Moving the Refrigerator
Be carefhl
when moving
tile refligerator
away flom the wall. All types of floor
coverings
can be damaged,
particularly
cushioned
covenngs
and those with
embossed
smfaces.
BEFORE moving therefrigerator awayfrom thewall,
be sureto adjustthelevelinglegsup.(See page 10
fordetails.)
Pull die refligerator
smdght out and return
it to position by pushing it straight in.
M(Mng
die refligerator
in a side direction
may result in damage
to tile floor covenng
or reflJgerator
Whenpushingtherefrigerator b ack,makesureyou
don'tfor overthepowercordoricemaker s upply line
(onsomemodels).

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