Care and cleaning – Electrolux - Gibson Top Freezer Frost Clear Refrigerator User Manual

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Care and Cleaning

Damp objects stick to cold

metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated
surfaces with wet or damp hands.


To avoid damage and help

the refrigerator run as efficiently as
possible, clean the condenser

Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills
immediately and clean both sections at least twice a year. Never use metallic
scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface.
Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.

Always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning. Turning
the control to OFF does not disconnect power to the controls, light bulb, or other
electrical components.


Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator and freezer with a solution of 2 tablespoons
baking soda in 1 quart warm water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Be sure to wring
excess water out of sponge or cloth when cleaning around the controls, light
bulb, or any electrical parts.

Wash removable parts such as shelves and drawers with baking soda solution or mild
detergent and warm water. Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces. Rinse
and dry thoroughly. Clean the door gaskets with mild suds, rinse with clear water and
wipe dry. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the
appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape or
energy label can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or,
touch the residue with the sticky side of tape already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.


Wash the cabinet and handles with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well
and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to
side as this may tear or gouge the floor covering. If the refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker, be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond plumbing connections.

Periodically clean the condenser (black tubes and wires on the back of the
refrigerator). Using a vacuum with its dusting tool attachment, vacuum the coils to
remove dust build-up. Do not allow lint or dust to accumulate on the coils. The defrost
water pan is located at the bottom rear of the refrigerator on top of the compressor
(shown left). The pan should be cleaned periodically. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Replacing the Light Bulb

To replace the light bulb:
1. Unplug the refrigerator.
2. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
3. Replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage.
4. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.

Vacation and Moving Tips

Short vacations: Leave the refrigerator operating during vacations of 1 to 3 weeks.

Use up all perishable items from the refrigerator section. Wrap and store other items
in the freezer. If the unit has an automatic ice maker, turn off the ice maker, even
if you will be gone just a few days.

Long vacations: Remove all food and ice if you will be gone 1 month or more. Turn

the control to OFF and disconnect the power. If the unit has an automatic ice maker,
turn off the ice maker and turn the water supply valve to the closed position. Defrost
and clean the interior thoroughly. Leave both doors open to prevent odor and mold
buildup. Block open if necessary.

Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:

• Remove all food and other items from both the refrigerator and freezer

compartments. Empty the ice storage bin. Defrost and clean the interior

• If a hand truck is used in moving, load the refrigerator from the side.
• Turn rollers as far up as possible. This will protect them during sliding or


• The cabinet should be well padded and handled with care. Do not drop.