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Caring For Your Refrigerator - Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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C
ARING FOR
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 tells you how to clean your refrigerator
and what to do when going on vacation, moving, or during a power outage.
C
LEANING YOUR REFRIGERATOR
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:
Unplug it.
Remove all removable parts from inside, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Hand wash, rinse, and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
Additional cleaning tips are listed below:
PART
Outside
Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won't stick)
Door liners
and gaskets
Plastic parts
(covers and panels)
Defrost pan
refrigerator
on top of motor)
Condenser
coils
Y
R
OUR
EFRIGERATOR
COMMENTS
Wax painted metal surfaces at least twice a year with a good appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax). Apply wax with a clean, soft cloth. Waxing painted metal surfaces helps
provide rust protection. Do not wax plastic parts.
You can also wash with a mixture of warm water and baking soda (2 tbs to 1 qt [26 g
to .95 L] of water).
Do not use cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Do not use paper towels, window sprays, scouring cleansers or flammable fluids. These
can scratch or damage material.
Remove base grille.
Reach into small opening at right edge and remove the defrost pan.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Replace defrost pan. Make sure to push it completely into the opening.
Replace base grille.
Remove base grille.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils may need to be cleaned as often as every
other month.
Use a vacuum with an extended attachment to clean condenser coils.
Replace base grille.
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
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