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Cleaning Care - Interior

 

Interior

  • It is important to keep the interior of the refrigerator 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 – 2 weeks).
  • For ease of cleaning, empty the refrigerator first and remove all glass shelves, door shelves and storage bins.
  • Wipe all interior surfaces, including all door shelves, using only liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water or baking soda dissolved in warm water (add 1tsp of baking soda to every 16.9oz (500ml) of water) and a soft lint-free cloth. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  • To help remove “old stale refrigerator” smells add a few drops of vanilla essence or vinegar to the water before cleaning.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals, abrasives, ammonia, chlorine, bleach, concentrated detergents, solvents or abrasive scouring pads on any part of your refrigerator. SOME of these chemicals may dissolve, damage and/or discolor the interior of your refrigerator.

Cantilever Glass Shelves

  • Clean with 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.
  1. To remove glass shelves hold the front and back edge of the shelf firmly.
  2. Push the shelf up vertically to dislodge from back support lugs.
  3. Pull the shelf towards you.

Single Bottle Holders

  • Clean with 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.

Humidity Control System

  • When cleaning the glass shelf above the fruit and vegetable 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.

Fruit and Vegetable Bins and Slim Bin

When cleaning use 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.

  1. To remove a bin, extend the bin on its runners, making sure the bin is empty.
  2. With hands on either side of the bin corners, firmly push the bin upwards to dislodge from securing tabs.
  3. Pull the bin towards you to remove. Push both runners back into the refrigerator.
  4. To replace, extend the runners and place the bin on top of the runners.
  5. Push the bin slowly onto of the runners until you feel it clip onto the runners. Ensure the bin tabs are clipped securely onto the runners before use.
Runners are pre-lubricated to aid opening and closing, and will not need to be re-lubricated during their life. Do not attempt to clean the grease from the runners, as this will affect their ability to function. Do not immerse the runners in water.

Freezer Bins and Freezer Tray

We do not recommend the removal of freezer bins and the freezer tray. To clean, simply wipe clean with a soft lint-free cloth. 

Ice Storage Bin

  • When going on vacation/holiday we recommend cleaning your ice bin and discarding any old ice in the bottom of the bin(s) before leaving.
  • When cleaning use 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 replacing the bin ensure that the ice scoop is positioned at the front.
  • 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 ice maker and discard the first 24 hours of ice harvest. Refer to ‘Using your ice maker’ section.

Ice & Water Models Only

On your return turn on the water supply to the refrigerator (if accessible). Flush water system by dispensing 4qt (4L) of water and discarding. This will ensure the tank is refilled with fresh water.

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