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Care And Cleaning Of The Refrigerator - GE GTH18FBC2RWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
The doorhandles and trim ;on so,he models). Clean
with a cloth da,npened with soapy water. Dry with a
soft cloth.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly
da,npened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish
detergent. DW and polish with a clean,
soft cloth.
The stainlesssteel panelsand door handles(on some models)
can be cleaned with a commercially available stainless steel
cleaner. Do not use appliance wax or polish on the stainless
Donot wipe the refrigeratorwith a soileddishcloth or wet
towel. Thesemay leavea residuethat can erodethe paint.
Donot usescouringpads,powderedcleaners,bleachor cleaners
containingbleachbecausethese productscanscratchand
weakenthe paintfinish.
Cleaning the inside
To help preventodors,leave an open box of baking soda in
the fresh flood and freezer co,npart,nents.
Unplugthe refrigeratorbeforecleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excessmoisture out of sponge
or cloth when cleaning around switches, lights or controls.
Use warm water and baking soda solutio,_about
tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 liter)
of water. This both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and
wipe dr?:
After cleaning tile door gaskets, apply a thin layer of
petroleum jelly to the door gaskets at the hinge side. This
helps keep the gaskets fro,n sticking and bending out of
Avoidcleaningcoldglass shelves(on somemodels) with hotwater
because the extremetemperaturedifferencemaycausethem to
causeit to shatter.
Do notwash any plasticrefrigeratorparts in the dishwasher.
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
Cleaning the condenser coils.
home operating enviromnents.
However, in environments that
may be particularly dustT or
greasy, the condenser should
be cleaned periodically for
efficient refrigerator operation.
To clean tile condenser, turn the temperature control dial to
0. Sweep away or vacuum up dust.
For best results, use a brustl specially desig_led for this
purpose. It is available at most appliance parts stores.
Moving the Refrigerator
Be carefifl when moving tile refrigerator away from
the wall. All b_pes of floor coverings can be damaged,
particularly cushioned coverings and those with e,nbossed
Turn die leveling legs at each front corner of die refrigerator
until the rollers support
the refrigeratol:
Pttll the refrigerator
straight out and return it to
position by pushing it straight hi. Moving
the refrigerator in a side direction may result in damage
to the floor covering or refrigerator.
Whenpushingthe refrigeratorback,makesureyou don'troll over
the powercordor icemal<er supplyline (onsomemodels).
After rolling tile refrigerator back into place, turn tile legs
clockwise until the legs again bear the weight of the
Light Bulb Replacement
To replace a burned-out bulb, unplug tile refrigerator from
its electrical outlet, unscrew tile bulb when cool and replace
it with an appliance bulb of tile sa,ne or lower wattage.
Turningthe controlto the 0 positiondoesnot removepowerto
the light circuit.
Preparing for Vacation
For long vacations or absences, remove flood and unplug tile
refrigerator. Move the te,nperature control dial to the {1
position, and clean the interior with a baking soda solution
of one tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one quart (1
liter) of water. Leave tile doors open.
Move tile feeler arm to tile STOP(up) position and
shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
If tile teinperature
can drop below freezing, have a qualified
drain the water supply
(O*l so*lle models) to
serious property
due to flooding:
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose iteins such as grille, shelves and drawers by
taping the,n securely in place to prevent da,nage.
Be surethe refrigeratorstaysin an uprightpositionduring moving.


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