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Refrigerator Care; Cleaning; Changing The Light Bulb - Whirlpool Bottom Mount Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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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 odor
buildup. Wipe up spills immediately.
IMPORTANT:
Because air circulates between all compartments, any odors
formed in one compartment will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean all compartments to eliminate odors. To
avoid odor transfer and drying out of food, wrap or cover
foods tightly.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays,
scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents, nail polish remover, bleaches or
cleansers containing petroleum products. Do not use paper
towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools that may
scratch or damage the materials.
Clean the Interior
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Using a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water, hand wash, rinse, and dry removable parts and
interior surfaces thoroughly.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Touch Screen Display on the Dispenser Panel
1. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged or the power is
disconnected before wiping the screen, to avoid
unintentionally changing the settings.
2. Mix a solution of mild detergent in warm water. Dampen a soft,
lint-free cloth with the solution and gently wipe the screen.
NOTE: Do not spray or wipe liquids directly onto the screen,
or over-saturate the cloth.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Exterior Surfaces
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Using a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in
warm water, wash, rinse and thoroughly dry stainless steel
and painted metal exteriors.
3. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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REFRIGERATOR CARE

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.
To clean the condenser:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the base grille.
3. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush to clean the grille, the
4. Replace the base grille when finished.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
IMPORTANT: The lamps used in the refrigerator are special
purpose lamps for household electrical appliances and they are
not suitable for household room illumination (Regulation (EC) 244/
2009).
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with an appliance bulb of the same size, shape,
and wattage (no greater than 40 watts).
To Replace an Appliance Bulb:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Remove the light shield(s), if necessary.
3. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light bulb(s) no
4. Replace the light shield(s) by inserting the tabs on the shield
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Clean the Condenser
open areas behind the grille and the front surface area of the
condenser.

Changing the Light Bulb

The dispenser lights are LEDs that cannot be changed.
On some models, the interior lights are LEDs that cannot be
changed.
Some models may have LEDs in one compartment and an
appliance bulb in another compartment.
Squeeze both sides of the light shield while pulling
downward to remove.
greater than 40 watts.
into the liner holes and snap into place.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light shield, do not force the
shield beyond the locking point.

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