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Caring For Your Refrigerator
In This Section
Page
Cleaning
your refrigerator
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Vacation
and moving
care ,..............................
16
Page
Power interruptions
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Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable
service. However, there are a few things
you can do to help extend its product life. This section will tell you how to clean your refrigerator and
what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning
your
refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically.
But both should be cleaned about
once a month to help prevent odors from building
up. Spills should be wiped up right away.
Personal
Injury
Hazard
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator
Refrigeration
system tubes are located near
Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all removable
the defrost pan and can become hot.
parts and clean the refrigerator according to the
Remove and install defrost pan carefully.
following directions.
Failure to do so could result in personal
1 injury.
PART
WHAT
TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Removable
parts
Sponge or cloth with mild
l
Hand wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
(shelves, crisper, etc.)
detergent and warm water
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper towel
l
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not use
with mild detergent, warm
abrasive or harsh cleaners.
water and an appliance wax
(or good auto paste wax)
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a clean,
soft
cloth.
Waxing
painted
metal
surfaces
provides
rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic
parts.
Inside
walls
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
(freezer should be
towel with baking soda or
allowed to warm up
mild detergent and warm
so cloth won't stick)
water
l
Wash with mixture of warm water and
- mild detergent, or
-baking
soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g]
to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
l
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Door
liners
and
gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent
and warm water
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning
waxes,
concentrated
detergents,
bleaches
or
cleaners
containing
petroleum
on
plastic
parts.
Plastic
parts
(covers and panels)
Soft, clean sponge or soft,
clean cloth with mild
detergent and warm water
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper
towels,
window
sprays,
scouring
cleansers
or
flammable
fluids.
These
can scratch
or damage
material.
See "Important
Safety
Instructions"
on page 3.
continued
on next page
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