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Fisher & Paykel Product Help

Cleaning and Caring For Your Refrigerator

 

Exterior (All Models)

Stainless Exterior Doors

  • Clean the exterior door with liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft cloth.
  • Dry the door with a lint-free cloth.
  • The use of any abrasive or stainless steel cleaners and solvents will damage the door surface.

Other Exterior Surfaces (all models)

  • Clean all other exterior surfaces with a mix of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent, and a soft cloth.
  • If necessary, clean the magnetic door gasket and the center door gaskets with an old toothbrush, warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent.

Rear Compartment Cover

  • To maximize 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 wind up the feet and carefully ease the refrigerator out of its position. Switch off and unplug.
  • Vacuum the flooring behind your appliance and the rear compartment cover 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 and wind feet down.
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Cleaning the rear compartment cover

 

Electric Shock Hazard. Do not remove rear compartment cover. This may expose you to the risk of an electric shock.

Water Dispenser Pad and Interface (Ice & Water models only)  

  • We have incorporated a Dispenser and ‘Key Lock’ function in your refrigerator to make cleaning easier. This will help you to avoid accidental water dispensing while you clean.
  • Clean the pad and interface panel with a soft damp cloth.

Drip Tray (Ice & Water models only)

  • To clean, take the tray out of the dispenser panel and pull the two halves of the tray apart.
  • Clean in warm water with a mild detergent. Dry and clip back together.

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Cleaning the drip tray

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 1⁄2 qt (500 ml) 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 Dispenser (Ice & Water models only)

  • We do not recommend you clean the ice maker components, but it is important to clean the bins occasionally.
  • The storage bin should be cleaned regularly and the old ice in the bottom of the bin discarded.
  • Wash bin in lukewarm water. Dry thoroughly and replace.
  • When replacing the bin ensure that the scoop is on the right hand side or at the front of the bin (model dependent).

Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents that may attack
the plastic components of your refrigerator 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 refrigerator. 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.

Humidity Control System

When cleaning the shelf above the vegetable bins, we recommend that you do not disassemble the Humidity Control System from the shelf.

In the event that the humidity control lid (plastic lid) and humidity slides become separated from the glass shelf, follow these instructions to reassemble.


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  1. Turn shelf upside down

  2. To attach humidity slides onto shelf front corners, fit bottom clips into shelf front trim. Next, slide sideways towards shelf until arm clips onto glass.

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  1. To attach humidity control lid – with text facing you, align lid with front of shelf. Hold lid vertically and fit front end into retainer on shelf. Ensure lid fits into retainer as well as underneath humidity slides.


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  1. At the sides of the shelf, adjust humidity slide tabs so that the plastic lid is between the shelf and the tabs.

  2. If clips on back of shelf are present, fasten lid with rear clips. Ensure that the cover is fully secure at front and back of shelf.

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Humidity Control System cleaning

 

To Remove Trays or Fixed Bins

  • For ease of removal, empty food from tray/bin first.
  • Hold the center front of the tray/bin handle.
  • Lift vertically to unclip from the runners and pull tray/bin towards you to remove.
  • Push both runners back into refrigerator.

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Tray Removal

To Replace Trays or Fixed Bins

With the runners pushed back into the refrigerator, place the tray/bin on top of the runners. Push the tray/bin back slowly until you feel it clip back onto the runners.

  • Ensure that trays and bins are securely clipped onto the runners before use.
  • Bin and tray runners are pre-lubricated, and will not need to be re-lubricated during their life. Do not attempt to clean grease from the runners, as this will affect their ability to function. Do not immerse runners in water.

 

Permanently Fixed Bins and Trays (Freezer drawer models only)

The freezer bins and trays in this model are permanently fixed. They cannot be removed from the freezer compartment. To clean simply wipe with a soft, damp cloth.

On Vacation/Holiday

  • Turn the ice maker to OFF on the internal control panel.
  • Shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • On your return, turn on the water supply to the refrigerator.
  • Dispense 10 qt (10 liters) of water and discard to ensure the water tank is refilled with fresh water.
  • Turn on the ice maker.
  • Discard the first 3 harvests of ice (8 ice cubes are produced per harvest).