To clean inside the refrigerator (including compact models):

  1. Turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the refrigerator.

  2. Mix a solution of one to two tablespoons of baking soda and one quart of water.

  3. Wipe down the walls of the refrigerator with this solution, and then rinse it with a small amount of water.

  4. Wipe the refrigerator dry.

  5. Follow this procedure for the door gaskets, vegetable drawers, ice storage bin, and all of the other plastic parts, and shelves. Avoid cleaning any cold glass (shelves, crisper cover glass, etc.) with hot water. The glass can break.

  6. After cleaning the door gasket, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the door gaskets at the hinge side. This will keep the gasket pliable.

  7. Plug the refrigerator back in and set the temperature control to the previous setting.

Do not:


  • Do not attempt to wash any parts in a dishwasher.

  • Do not use harsh chemicals, ammonia, chlorine bleach, concentrated detergent, solvents, abrasives or metal scouring pads to clean your refrigerator, inside or out. They can damage and/ or discolor the refrigerator finish.

  • Do not clean cold glass shelves with hot water. This can cause the glass to break.