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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Cleaning care – Interior

Interior (all models)

  • It is important to keep the interior of the refrigerator and freezer clean to help prevent food from becoming contaminated during storage.
  • The amount and types of food stored determines how often cleaning should be carried out in the refrigerator (ideally once every 1 to 2 weeks).
  • Remove the shelves from cabinet and door. Wash shelves and storage bins in warm water and detergent; rinse in clean water and dry before replacing.
  • Wipe over the interior surfaces with warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent. Alternatively you can use 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 500 ml (1⁄2 qt) of warm water. Rinse with clean water.
  • To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.
  • Clean interior surfaces with warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent. Use a toothbrush for the magnetic door gasket.
  • Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths on any part of the refrigerator or freezer.

Glass shelves (all models)

Clean with warm water and detergent or a glass cleaner.

Bottle holder (where fitted)

Clean with warm water and detergent. The use of abrasive cleaners and solvents may cause damage.

Automatic ice maker (Ice & Water models)

  • We do not recommend you cleaning the ice maker components, but it is important to regularly clean your ice bin and discard any old ice in the bottom of the bin(s).
  • When going on vacation/holiday we recommend you turn the ice maker OFF on the internal control panel and shut off the water supply to the refrigerator (if accessible). Refer to ‘Using your ice maker’ section.
  • On your return turn on the water supply to the refrigerator (if accessible). Flush the water filtration system by dispensing 4 litres (4 qt) of water and discarding. This will ensure the tank is refilled with fresh water.
  • Turn on the ice maker and discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per harvest). Refer to ‘Using your ice maker’ section.
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