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Vertical refrigerator and vertical freezer cleaning care instructions

 

To avoid electric shock always unplug your refrigerator/freezer before cleaning. Ignoring this warning may result in death or injury.

Exterior

Stainless exterior door
  • It is important when cleaning the exterior door surface of your appliance, to only use liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water.
  • Dry the door with a clean, lint free cloth.
  • The use of any abrasive or stainless steel cleaners and solvents will damage the door surface.
  • Caution: jewellery can damage clear coat on door surface.
  • Other exterior surfaces
  • Clean all other exterior surfaces with warm water and detergent.
  • If necessary, clean the magnetic door gasket with an old toothbrush, warm water and detergent.
Cabinet surround
  • To maximise operating efficiency regularly vacuum the flooring around your appliance.
  • Cleaning behind the appliance is required once or twice a year. More frequent cleaning may be necessary for dusty homes or those with pets shedding hair.
  • To do this switch off and unplug the appliance and pull the appliance out from the wall.
  • Vacuum the flooring behind your appliance to remove dust accumulation. Use a dry lint-free cloth to clean the appliance walls and surrounding cabinetry.
  • After cleaning, plug in and switch on. Push the appliance into position.
  • Water evaporator tray
  • The water evaporator tray is found above the compressor at the back of the refrigerator or freezer. The tray may require infrequent cleaning.
  • Carefully move the refrigerator or freezer out from the wall. Switch off the appliance.
  • We do not recommend that you remove the evaporator tray. If cleaning is required, excess water can be soaked up from the evaporator tray using a sponge. Wipe out with warm water and detergent or disinfectant.
  • Switch on the appliance.

To avoid electric shock always unplug your refrigerator/freezer before cleaning. Ignoring this warning may result in death or injury.

Interior

  • 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.
  • For refrigerator models, 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.
  • For freezer models, remove the baskets from the cabinet. Wash 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 1tsp baking soda dissolved in 500ml of warm water. Rinse with clean water. Use a toothbrush to clean the door gasket.
  • To help remove “old stale” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.
  • Do not use harsh, abrasive cloths or cleaners on any part of the appliance.

Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents that may attack the plastic components of your appliance and cause them to crack. It is important to use only warm water and a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent on any components inside and outside your appliance. Avoid using anti-bacterial cleaning products on either the interior or exterior of the cabinet as they may cause rusting of metal components and cracking of plastic components.

Glass shelves (Vertical refrigerator models only)

Remove from refrigerator and clean with warm water and detergent or a glass cleaner.

If cleaning the shelves without removing from the cabinet use only warm water and detergent as a glass cleaner can damage the plastic components of your refrigerator.

Fruit and vegetable bin(s) and lid (vertical refrigerator models only)
  • When cleaning the glass shelf above the produce bins, we recommend using only liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint-free cloth.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  • When cleaning the humidity control lid (attached to the underside of the glass shelf), we do not recommend disassembling the parts. To clean, simply wipe the grooves of the lid with a damp, lint-free cloth.

 

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