Cleaning Your Frost-Free Refrigerator
Use nonflammable cleaners. Frost-free means that you do not have to defrost your appliance. Frost is removed by air moving and collecting any moisture and depositing it on the cooling coil. The cooling coil periodically warms up enough to melt the frost, and the water then flows down to the drain pan (located behind the base grill) where it is evaporated.
Complete cleaning should be done at least once a year:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect power.
2. Remove all substances.
3. Wash the inside walls with a solution of mild detergent in warm water or 2 tbsp. (26 mg) baking soda to 1 qt (0.95 L) warm water.
4. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
5. Use the appropriate cleaning method for your exterior finish.
6. Plug in appliance or reconnect power.
7. Replace all containers.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior and door liners or gaskets. Do not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other harsh cleaning tools. These can scratch or damage materials. Wash exteriors with a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners, or cleaners designed for stainless steel. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. For additional protection against damage to painted metal exteriors, apply appliance wax (or auto paste wax) with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wax plastic parts.
Cleaning your cycle defrost or manual defrost refrigerator
Cycle defrost models utilize a system, where ice builds up on the rear wall and melts when the compressor is off.
NEVER USE A METAL OBJECT TO REMOVE ICE FROM THE REAR WALL. IF NEEDED, USE A PLASTIC ICE-SCRAPER OR A HAIR DRYER.