Installation instructions, Warning, Proper disposal of your old refrigerator – Maytag MBF2562HEW User Manual

Page 2: Unpack the refrigerator

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Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous
– even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow these instructions to help
prevent accidents.

Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer:

Take off the doors.

Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
climb inside.


Unpack the Refrigerator

Remove the Packaging

Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning
on the refrigerator. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap
over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water
and dry.

Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These
products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For
more information, see “Refrigerator Safety.”

Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.

Clean Before Using

After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside
of your refrigerator before using it. See the cleaning instructions
in “Refrigerator Care.”


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the


, follow basic precautions,

including the following:



Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Disconnect power before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Remove doors from your old refrigerator.

Use nonflammable cleaner.

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline,
away from refrigerator.

Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker
kit ready models only).


Suffocation Hazard

Remove doors from your old refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.


Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

When Moving Your Refrigerator:

Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator
for cleaning or service, be sure to protect the floor.
Always pull the refrigerator straight out when moving it.
Do not wiggle or “walk” the refrigerator when trying to move
it, as floor damage could occur.

Important information to know about glass shelves
and covers:

Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
For your protection, tempered glass is designed to shatter
into many small, pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass
shelves and covers are heavy. Use special care when
removing them to avoid impact from dropping.

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