Care & cleaning, Care & cleaning chart – Electrolux - Gibson 241512200A User Manual

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Care & Cleaning

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 electrical power cord from the wall

outlet before cleaning.

When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may
damage the floor. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.

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 periodically.


Turning the freezer and fresh food controls to “O” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical
power to the light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.

Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent, or, touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.

Care & Cleaning Chart


Cleaning Agents

Tips and Precautions


• Soap and water

• Baking soda and


Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be
sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before
cleaning around controls, light bulb or any electrical part.

Door Gaskets

• Soap and water

Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.


• Soap and water

Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in


• Soap and water

• Glass cleaner

• Mild liquid sprays

Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in
warm water.

Toe Grille

• Soap and water

• Mild liquid sprays

• Vacuum attachment

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (See
illustration on page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy
cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.

Exterior and

• Soap and water

Do not use commercial household cleaners, ammonia, or alcohol
to clean handles.

Exterior and
Steel Models

• Soap and water

• Ammonia

• Stainless Steel


Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy
water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.
Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel, and
rinse. Use a non-abrasive stainless steel

cleaner. These cleaners

can be purchased at most home improvement or major
department stores. Always follow manufacturer's instruction.
NOTE: Always, clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent
cross-grain scratching.
Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm
water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a
clean soft cloth.


• Vacuum attachment

Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to remove dust
build-up on the condenser coils (see item “J” in illustration on page
16 for location).