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Preventative Maintenance - Refrigeration

Preventative Maintenance - Refrigeration

To keep your refrigerator running smoothly we recommend performing the below routine checks and tasks. 

 

When Task Why How
Monthly

Clean Interior

  • Will help keep the refrigerator and freezer organized - free of spoiled or expired food
  • Remove and/or prevent odors from forming

Hand washing with a mild detergent is recommended for cleaning. Don't forget to clean the bins and rails. 

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Every 6 Months Change Water Filter
  • Will help provide proper water flow to the dispenser and ice maker
  • Reduce contaminants in water supply

Check to make sure your water filter is installed correctly.  

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Every 6 Months Change Air Filter
  • Reduces common food odors inside the refrigerator 15 times better than baking soda 
  • Air actively passes through the filter, helping to neutralize odor and bacteria

Located on the back wall of the refrigerator, just remove the cover and insert the new filter. 

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Every 6 Months Change Produce Preserver 
  • Helps slow the ripening process by absorbing gasses given off by fruits and vegetables
  • Extends freshness of produce up to 25%

Can be placed in any crisper bin.  Open the housing, remove the pouches and insert the new pouches. 

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Yearly  Clean Condenser Coils
  • Helps keep your refrigerator running efficiently
  • Removes built up grease and/or hair from the condenser coils

Not all condenser coils need to be cleaned, refer to your Use and Care Guide for specific instructions for your model. 

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Yearly Inspect Door Seals/Gaskets
  • Cuts down on un-needed air leaks
  • Helps keep your refrigerator running efficiently
  • Helps prevent frost and/or condensation build - up from air leaks

Don't forget to clean your gaskets monthly with warm water

Yearly Check Leveling
  • Will help with proper door function (opening and closing)
  • Will help ice maker operations

Make sure the refrigerator is level both front to back and side to side.

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