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Refrigerator Care; Cleaning; Changing The Light Bulbs - Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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REFRIGERATOR CARE
Explosion
Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so can reeuJt in death, explosion,
or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections 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,
crispers, 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. Determine whether your refrigerator exterior is painted metal,
Ultra Satin
TM
(stainless look) finish, brushed aluminum or
stainless steel, and choose the appropriate
cleaning method.
NOTE: Ultra Satin
TM
(stainless look) finish has a smooth,
uniform color with a glossy finish that resists fingerprints.
Stainless steel has a distinct grainy texture with variation in
color that is natural to steel.
Painted metal: Wash exteriors with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners, or cleaners designed for stainless steel.
Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. For additional protection
against damage to painted metal exteriors, apply appliance
wax (or auto paste wax) with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax
plastic parts.
Brushed aluminum:
Wash with a clean sponge or soft cloth
and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or
harsh cleaners, or cleaners designed for stainless steel. Dry
thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Ultra Satin
TM
(stainless look) finish: Wash with a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do
not use abrasive or harsh cleaners, or cleaners designed for
stainless steel. Dry thoroughly
with a soft cloth.
5.
6.
Stainless
steel finish: Wash with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
To keep your stainless steel refrigerator looking like new
and to remove minor scuffs or marks, it is suggested that
you use the manufacturer's
approved Stainless Steel
Cleaner & Polish. To order the cleaner, see "Accessories."
IMPORTANT: This cleaner is for stainless steel parts only!
Do not allow the Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish to come
into contact with any plastic parts such as the trim
pieces, dispenser covers or door gaskets. If accidental
contact does occur, clean plastic part with a sponge and
mild detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly
with a soft
cloth.
There is no need for routine condenser cleaning in normal
home operating environments.
If the environment
is
particularly greasy or dusty, or there is significant pet traffic in
the home, the condenser should be cleaned every 2 to
3 months to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you need to clean the condenser:
Remove the base grille. See "Base Grille" graphic or
"Base Grille" section.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille,
the open areas behind the grille and the front surface area
of the condenser.
Replace the base grille when finished.
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with one of the same size and shape. The
dispenser light requires a heavy duty 10-watt bulb. All other lights
require a 40-watt appliance bulb. Replacement bulbs are
available from your dealer.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect
power.
2. Remove light shield when applicable as shown.
NOTE: To clean the light shield, wash it with warm water and
liquid detergent. Rinse and dry the shield well.
3. Remove light bulb and replace with one of the same size,
shape and wattage.
4. Replace light shield when applicable as shown.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Dispenser
Light
Reach through the dispenser area to remove and replace
light bulb.
A. Dispenser light
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