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Keep Your Refrigerator Clean

Refrigerator Coils Spending a few minutes every other month cleaning your refrigerator coils and giving the door seals a once over, look for cracks and tears. It is also a good idea to use a mild detergent and wipe down. Make sure the fridge can get rid of heat effectively, placing a refrigerator to close to a heat source (like an oven) or in a tightly confined area is not a good idea.

The refrigerant coils are designed to give off heat; dust and pet hair accumulate acting like insulation ultimately restricting airflow. Cleaning the coils with a coil brush and or a vacuum cleaner will ensure proper performance and energy efficiency for many years to come.

Cleaning the coils

Clean The CoilsThis is a fairly simple task; most coil brushes are available at most home centers for about $5. Unplug fridge first either at the back of the refrigerator or turn off at main electrical panel .Remove the plastic grill on the bottom front of the fridge, it will usually just pull out be careful not to break tabs or clips off the sides. What you want to do is bring the dirt and dust to the vacuum using the coil brush. Never poke vacuum into the coil area this could damage them or the wiring. It is a good idea to pull the refrigerator out after this procedure and check the back as well. If necessary repeat the process. Push refrigerator back and re-install front cover.

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