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Cleaning Care - Exterior

 

Stainless Steel Exterior Doors

  • It is important when cleaning the exterior door surface of your refrigerator, to 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.
  • For DCS door panels only, a stainless steel cleaner may be used. Some brands of cleaners are more harsh than others and may cause parts to discolor and corrode. Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Other Exterior Surfaces

  • Clean all other exterior surfaces 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.
  • For custom door panels follow manufacturers cleaning instructions.

Door Gasket

  • It is recommended to clean the magnetic door gasket every three months with an old toothbrush, and liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water.
  • Gasket must be kept clean and pliable to assure a proper seal.
  • Petroleum jelly applied lightly on the hinge side of the gasket will keep the gasket pliable and assure a good seal.

External Display and Water Dispenser (Ice & Water Models Only)

  • To prevent water from dispensing when you clean, the ‘Lock’ function can be activated.
  • To activate press and hold the Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 12.55.50 PM.png button for 3 seconds. The LED above the button will illuminate.
  • Clean the pad and interface panel with a damp, soft lint-free cloth.

Drip Tray (Ice & Water Models Only)

  1. Dislodge the drip tray from the dispenser panel (A).
  2. Pull the two halves of the tray apart (B).
  3. Clean with liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint-free cloth.
  4. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  5. Securely clip the two halves together.
  6. Reinsert the drip tray back into the dispenser panel.

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Cleaning the drip tray

Kickstrip Grilles and Kickstrip Filter

Your refrigerator is fitted with a kickstrip grille and filter to protect the internal working components. We recommend cleaning the grille and filter in conjunction with changing your water filter cartridge (every 6 months).

  • To maximize operating efficiency keep ventilation openings clear of obstructions by regularly vacuuming the flooring in front of your appliance.
  • More frequent cleaning may be necessary for dusty homes or those with pets shedding hair.

RS36A72 Models Only

To Clean the Kickstrip Grille and Kickstrip Filter:

  1. Remove the kickstrip grille by inserting fingers into the left and right square openings on the grille. Pull towards you (A).
  2. To remove kickstrip filter, insert fingers into the left and right square openings on the filter. Pull towards you (B).
  3. Clean both components with liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint-free cloth.
  4. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

To Replace Kickstrip Filter and Kickstrip Grille:

  1. To replace kickstrip filter, align filter tabs onto the rails and push to the rear until it clips securely (C).
  2. To replace kickstrip grille, ensure spacers on the inside of the kickstrip are positioned correctly. Align securing hooks then firmly push grille onto product until it clips securely (D).

 

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Replacing Kickstrip Grille

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Removing Kickstrip Grille

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Removing and replacing Kickstrip Filter

 

 

 

 

RS36A80 and RS36W80 Models Only 

  1. Remove the air flow divider by pulling towards you (A).
  2. To remove the top kickstrip grille, insert fingers into the left and right square openings on the grille. Pull towards you (B).
  3. To remove kickstrip filter, insert fingers into the left and right square openings on the filter. Pull towards you. Refer to ‘Removing and replacing kickstrip filter’ drawing.
  4. Clean both components with liquid dishwashing detergent dissolved in warm water and a soft lint-free cloth.
  5. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.

To Replace Kickstrip Filter and Kickstrip Grille:

  1. To replace kickstrip filter, align filter tabs onto the rails and push to the rear until it clips securely.
  2. To replace top kickstrip grille, align securing hooks then firmly push grille onto product until it clips securely (C).
  3. To replace air flow divider, align the divider underneath the grille tabs indicator and clip onto the vanes of the bottom grille (D).

 

 

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Replacing Air Flow Divider

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Removing Air Flow Divider

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Removing Top Kickstrip Grille

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Replacing Top Kickstrip Grille

 

 

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