REFRIGERATORS CONDENSER COILS REQUIRE PERIODICAL CLEANING.
Condenser coils need to be cleaned regularly to maintain optimal functioning of components like the compressor. On older models, the coils were usually located in the back of the fridge. In newer models, the condenser coils can normally be found at the base of the fridge. You can access them by removing the bottom plate on your fridge.
The cleaning frequency depends on where you live and if you have pets. You should also follow the instructions given in your device manual to make sure you’re cleaning your coils properly. If you are unsure in any way of the way to go, you should seek assistance from a professional appliance technician.
ICE & WATER DISPENSER FILTERS
Many refrigerators are now equipped with filters for their ice & water dispenser. These filters need to be replaced periodically to maintain optimal performance and water purity.
The temperature in the fridge should always be between 36 to 41 degrees.
EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR FRIDGE
Refrigerators should always be away from heat sources such as radiators and stoves. Airflow to the compression and cooling coils should never be restricted Make sure that airflow to the compressor. Do not place your appliance over carpets, as they retain heat, which can cause the compressor to overheat..
If you are planning a long trip (several months), you should empty your fridge and freezer, disconnect it, and leave the door slightly open.
Do not overfill your fridge. Doing so may result in airflow restriction, which could cause your food to go bad.
Food should be covered or wrapped before being placed in the fridge. If you see that something is rotten, get rid of it immediately.
- Clean the inside of your fridge and freezer regularly. To do so, remove all food, shelves, and drawers. Clean your fridge thoroughly using a mild detergent or baking soda dissolved in water. Shelves and plastic parts should also be soaked in soapy water. Avoid very hot water for glass, as it can shatter. Avoid abrasive cleaning products.
- The door gaskets are used to seal the door. These need to be cleaned regularly.
- Keep the area around the refrigerator clean. Make sure airflow is always unrestricted.