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Care And Cleaning; General; Adhesives; Door Gaskets - Maytag AFU1202BW Service

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Care and Cleaning

!
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to freezer
before cleaning. After cleaning, restore power.
!
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage, read and
follow all cleaning product manufacturer's directions.

General

1. Wash surfaces with four tablespoons baking soda
dissolved in one quart warm water and a soft, clean
cloth.
2. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry surfaces
with a soft, clean cloth.
NOTE:
• Do not use the following items:
- abrasive or harsh cleaners, ammonia,
chlorine bleach, etc.
- concentrated detergents or solvents
- metal scouring pads
These items can scratch, crack and discolor
surfaces.
• Do not place shelves or accessories in dish-
washer.

Adhesives

Remove glue residue by dabbing toothpaste over
adhesive. Rub toothpaste into adhesive with fingers until
adhesive loosens. Rinse surface with warm water. Dry
surface with a soft, clean cloth.

Door Gaskets

1. Clean door gaskets every three months or more
frequently if necessary.
2. Rinse and dry gaskets thoroughly.
3. Apply a light film of petroleum jelly on cabinet hinge
side to keep gaskets pliable.
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Odor Removal

1. Remove all food.
2. Wash all interior surfaces including door, floor and
walls according to "General" instructions. Pay special
attention to corners, crevices and grooves. Include all
accessories, shelves and gaskets.
3. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
4. Wrap foods in tightly sealed wrap or containers to
prevent further odor. After 24 hours, check if odor
was eliminated.
If odor was not eliminated, do the following:
1. Complete procedures in steps 1–3 above.
2. Pack freezer with crumpled sheets of black and white
newspaper.
3. Place charcoal briquettes randomly throughout
newspaper.
4. Close door and let stand 24–48 hours.
5. Remove charcoal briquettes and newspapers.
Wash all interior surfaces including door, floor and
walls according to "General" instructions. Pay special
attention to corners, crevices and grooves. Include all
accessories, shelves and gaskets.
6. Wrap foods in tightly sealed wrap or containers to
prevent further odor. After 24 hours, check if odor
was eliminated.
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