Proper Disposal of
Your Old Refrigerator
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous
– even if they will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow these instructions to help
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Remove the Packaging
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the white foam air return insert from
behind the control panel on the ceiling of the refrigerator. If the
insert is removed, ice may migrate down from the freezer and
cause icicles to form.
1. Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning
on the refrigerator. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap
over the adhesive with your fingers. Rinse with warm water
and dry with a soft cloth.
NOTE: Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue.
These products can damage the surface of your refrigerator.
For more information see "Refrigerator Safety."
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for
cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with
cardboard or hardboard to avoid floor damage. Always pull
the refrigerator straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or
"walk" the refrigerator when trying to move it, as floor
damage could occur.
Unpack the Refrigerator
Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer:
Take off the doors.
Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
Important information to know about disposal of
Dispose of refrigerator in accordance with Federal and Local
regulations. Refrigerants must be evacuated by a licensed,
EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with
IMPORTANT: Lay down the refrigerator ONLY to your left-hand
side (as you are looking at the front of the refrigerator), to avoid
damaging the refrigerator.
1. Locate the levelers. They are enclosed in a plastic bag inside
the crisper drawer.
2. Using two or more people, access the bottom of the
refrigerator either by tilting it first to one side and then the
other, OR by laying it down on the floor to your left-hand side,
Tilt the refrigerator to the side enough to access the
bottom. Using a ³⁄₈" hex driver, remove the two screws
attaching the wooden runner to the bottom of the
refrigerator. Then install a leveler to the front corner.
Repeat for the opposite side.