Care and cleaning
of the refrigerator.
Cleaning the Outside
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean cloth lightly dampened
with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish detergent. Dry and
polish with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth or wet towel. These may
leave a residue that can erode the paint. Do not use scouring pads, powdered
cleaners, bleach or cleaners containing bleach because these products can
scratch and weaken the paint finish.
Protect the paint finish. The finish on the outside of the refrigerator
is a high quality, baked-on paint finish. With proper care, it will
stay new-looking and rust-free for years. Apply a coat of kitchen/
appliance wax when the refrigerator is new, and then at least
twice a year.
Cleaning the Inside
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking soda in the
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning. If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when cleaning
around the control.
Use warm water and baking soda solution–about a tablespoon
(15 ml) of baking soda to a quart (1 liter) of water. This both
cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.
Other parts of the refrigerator–including door gaskets, fruit
and vegetable drawers, and all plastic parts–can be cleaned
the same way.
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts in the dishwasher.
Replacing the Light Bulb
Unplug the refrigerator before replacing a burned-out bulb.
Setting the controls to OFF does not remove power to the
The light bulb is located behind the temperature control housing
and is visible through the slots in the housing.
Reach up through the opening at the bottom of the control
housing and gently unscrew the light bulb. Replace with a bulb
of the same or lower wattage.
(on some models)