It is recommended that you dust any exposed coils on the back of the unit every 6 months to keep your unit running efficiently.

To clean the cabinet sides and doors (non-stainless models):

  1. Turn off the refrigerator and unplug.

  2. Vacuum away any loose dust using a hand vacuum cleaner or brush attachment before cleaning the exterior.

  3. Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth with warm soapy water to clean the handles and trim. Use a clean, soft towel to dry.

  4. Grease and grime on the outside of the refrigerator can be cleaned with a spray of any all-purpose cleaner or degreaser.  For an inexpensive cleaner, mix a teaspoon  of dishwashing liquid into a pint of water and pour the solution into a spray bottle.

  5. Wipe the surface with a dampened sponge or soft cloth, and then rinse the cloth and repeat. Several spray and wipe cycles may be necessary to completely remove any greasy residue from the surface. Wipe the surface thoroughly each time with a soft cloth dampened with clean water.

  6. Buff the cabinet dry using a soft terry-cloth towel.

  7. Door gaskets should be cleaned every three months following the instructions for interior cleaning. Clean gaskets will maintain a better seal than dirty gaskets. Lightly apply petroleum jelly to the hinge side of the gaskets to keep the gasket pliable and assure a good seal.

Avoid the use of harsh chemicals, ammonia, chlorine bleach, concentrated detergent, solvents, abrasives or metal scouring pads to clean the outside of the refrigerator.


The refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for cleaning, transporting, or service, be sure to cover the floor with cardboard to avoid floor damage. 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.