Changing The Light Bulb; Power Interruptions; Vacation And Moving Care - KitchenAid 12828154 Use And Care Manual

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Stainless steel finish: Wash with a clean sponge or soft
cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
To keep your stainless steel refrigerator looking like new
and to remove minor scuffs or marks, it is suggested that
you use the manufacturer's approved Stainless Steel
Cleaner & Polish. To order the cleaner, see the
"Accessories" section.
IMPORTANT: This cleaner is for stainless steel parts only!
Do not allow the Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish to come into
contact with any plastic parts such as the trim pieces,
dispenser covers or door gaskets. If unintentional contact
does occur, clean plastic part with a sponge and mild
detergent in warm water. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
5. 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. See "Base Grille" graphic or
"Base Grille" section.
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.
6. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Changing the Light Bulb

NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to
replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape, and wattage.
Changing the Refrigerator Light Bulb
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Slide the light bulb cover toward the back of the
compartment to release it from the light assembly.
3. Replace burned-out bulb(s) with appliance light bulb(s) no
greater than 40 watts.
4. Replace the light bulb cover by inserting the tabs on the
cover into the liner holes on each side of light assembly. Slide
the cover toward the front until it locks into place.
NOTE: To avoid damaging the light cover, do not force the
cover beyond the locking point.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
Changing the Freezer Light Bulb
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
NOTE: You may need to remove the upper freezer shelf or basket
to access the light assembly.
2. The light bulb cover opens from the back. Firmly press
forward on the notches in the back of the cover and pull the
cover down.
3. Remove the cover and replace the burned-out bulb with an
appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.
4. Insert the front tabs of the cover into the liner and snap the
back portion of the cover over the light assembly.
5. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

Power Interruptions

If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep the door or
doors closed (depending on your model) to help food stay cold
and frozen.
If the power will be out for more than 24 hours, do one of the
Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food locker.
Place 2 lbs (907 g) of dry ice in the freezer for every cubic foot
(28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the food frozen for 2 to
4 days.
If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available, consume or
can perishable food at once.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a partially filled
one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer than a freezer full of
baked goods. If you see that food contains ice crystals, it may be
refrozen, although the quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, dispose of it.

Vacation and Moving Care

If You Choose to Leave the Refrigerator On While You're
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.
Shut off water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If You Choose to Turn the Refrigerator Off Before You
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.
3. Turn the Temperature controls 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.


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