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Care And Cleaning - GE BSS25JFTDWW Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Models 20, 22 and 25
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Careand cleaning of the refrigerator.
Dispenser drip area.
Cleaning the Outside
The dispenser drip area, (on some models)
beneath
the grille, should
be wiped
dry.
_'ater
left in this area ma_ leaxe deposits.
Remoxe
the deposits
b) adding
tmdiluted
xinegar
to the well. Soak tmtil the deposits
disappear
or becoi/le
loose
enotl(rh_
to
rinse
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The dispenser cradle (on some
models).
Betore
cleaning,
lock the dispenser
by
pressing
and holding
the LOCI( CONTROL pad
tot 3 seconds.
Clean
with warm
water
and
baking
soda solution--about
a tablespoon
(l 5 ml) of baking
soda to a quart
(l liter)
of water.
Rinse
thoroughly
and
wipe dry.
The door handles and trim. Clean
with a
cloth
dampened
with soap)
water.
Dr_
with a soft cloth.
Keep the outside
clean. Wipe with a clean
cloth
lightly
dampened
with kitchen
al)l)liance
wax or mild liquid
dish detergent.
Dry and
polish
with a clean,
soft cloth.
Do not w/_)ethe refngeretor with a soiled dish cloth
or wet towel Thesemay leave a residue that can
erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads, powdered
cleaners, bleach or cleaners contaimbg bleach
because these products can scratch and weaken
the paint finish.
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of
baking
soda in the refl'igerator
and ti'eezer
COIIll)_l
I'tIIl
e nts.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning If this
is not practical,
wring
excess
illoisttlre
()tit
of sponge
or cloth
when
cleaning
around
switches,
lights
or controls.
Use warm water
and baking
soda solution--
about
a tablespoon
(l 5 ml) of baking
soda
to a quart
(1 liter)
of water. This both
cleans
and
neutralizes
odors.
Rinse and wipe
dry.
AfiLer cleaning
the door
gaskets,
apply a thin
laver of petrolemn.jelly
to the door
gaskets
at the hinge
side. This helps
kee I) the gaskets
from
sticking
and
bending
out of shape.
Drain opening in freezer compartment. During
yearly cleaning,
remove
bottom
fl'eezer
basket
and flush
a solution
of baking
soda--
1 teaspoon
(5 ml) and
2 cups
(500 ml) of
hot
(not boiling)
wate_
through
the drain
line with the hel I) of a meat
baster.
This
will hel I) eliminate
odor
and reduce
the
likelihood
of a clogged
drain
line. If drain
becomes
clogged,
use a meat
baster
and
baking
soda solution
to force
the clog
through
the drain
line.
Avoid cleaning cold glass shelves with hot water
because the extreme temperature difference may
cause them to break. Handle glass shelves carefuflg
Bumping tempered g/ass can cause it to shatter
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in
the dishwasher
Behind the Refrigerator
Be carehfl
when
moving
the refrigerator
away fl'om
the wall. All tvl)es of floor
coverings
can be damaged,
particularly
cushioned
coverings
and those with
eIl/bossed
StlI'J[_l ces.
Pull the refrigerator
straioht
out and return
it to position
by, l)ushing,
it ,straioht_ in.
Moving
the refl'igerator
in a side direction
may result in damage
to the floor
covering
or refl'igerator.
When pushing the refngeretor back, make sure you
don't roll over the power cord or icemaker supply line
(on some models).
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Preparing for Vacation
For
long
vacations
or
absences,
relllOVe
food
and unl)lug
the reli'igerator
Move the freezer
control
to the 0 position,
and clean
the
interior
with a baking
soda soludon
of one
tablespoon
(l 5 ml) of baking
soda to one
qt:mrt (l liter)
of water: I,eave the doors
open.
Set the icemaker
power
switch to the
0position
and shut
off the water
SUl)ply
to the refrigerator.
If the temperature
can drop
below
freezing,
have a qualified
servicer
drain
the water
SUl)ply system
(on some models)
to prevent
serious
property
damage
due to flooding.

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