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Cleaning
WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost automatically.
However, clean both sections about once a month to avoid
buildup of odors. Wipe up spills immediately.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To avoid odor
transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover foods tightly.
To Clean Your Refrigerator:
NOTE: 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.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. 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.
3. Wash stainless steel and painted metal exteriors with a clean
sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water.
4. 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.
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.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Changing the Light Bulbs

NOTE: Not all bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace
the bulb with one of the same size, shape and wattage.
Replacement bulbs are available from your dealer.
The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed.
All other lights require a 40-watt bulb.
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove light shield when applicable.
NOTE: To clean the light shield, wash it with warm water and
liquid detergent. Rinse and dry the shield well.

REFRIGERATOR CARE

3. Remove light bulb and replace with one of the same size,
shape and wattage.
4. Replace light shield when applicable.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Vacation and Moving Care

Vacations
If You Choose to Leave the Refrigerator On While You're
Away:
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Raise wire shutoff arm to OFF (up) position or move the
switch to the OFF (right) setting.
Shut off water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If You Choose to Turn the Refrigerator Off Before You
Leave:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm
to the OFF (up) position or move the switch to the OFF
(right) setting.
3. Depending on the model, turn the Temperature Control or
Refrigerator Control to OFF. See "Using the Controls."
4. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors to prop
them open far enough for air to get in. This stops odor and
mold from building up.
Moving
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, follow
these steps to prepare it for the move.
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day
ahead of time.
Disconnect the water line from the back of the
refrigerator.
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm
to the OFF (up) position or move the switch to the OFF
(right) setting.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all frozen
food in dry ice.
3. Empty the ice bin.
4. Depending on the model, turn the Temperature Control or
Refrigerator Control to OFF. See "Using the Controls."
5. Unplug refrigerator.
6. Empty water from the defrost pan.
7. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
8. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape them
together so they don't shift and rattle during the move.
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