How to take care of refrigerator?

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Run and maintain your refrigerator and freezer at maximum efficiency:
• For food safety maintain your refrigerator temperature between 36° and 40°F/2-5°C and your freezer between 0° and 5°F/ -18 and -15°C; colder settings than this can waste up to 25 percent more energy.

• When defrosting food, plan ahead and put the frozen food in the refrigerator compartment where it will help keep the fridge cold while it thaws and thus save on electricity.

• Gently brush or vacuum the dust that can accumulate on the condenser coils located on the back of the refrigerator or freezer; this can sometimes save as much as 30 percent in electric consumption. Clean the outer and inner walls regularly with mild cleaning liquid.

• Clean and check the door seals to make sure they are tight. If there are cracks or gaps in the seal, replace it. An easy test for the seal is to close the door on a standard sheet of paper. The paper should not slide around or fall out, and you should feel some resistance when you pull it out. If not, replace the seal immediately; you're wasting at lot of money and energy.

• Leave enough space between your refrigerator and the walls or cabinets so air can circulate around the condenser coils at the back. Trapped heat from the coils and motor will needlessly increase your electric consumption.

• Keep the refrigerator full (but not packed, which prevents air from circulating). This allows the temperature to recover quickly after the door is opened and closed.

• If your refrigerator is more than 5 years old, replace it with a new energy efficient model, showing the EnergyStar label or rated 'A' in energy efficiency. Buying a new high-efficiency model will pay for itself in the long term and carries a big benefit for the environment.

• Get rid of those old refrigerators or freezers out in the garage or basement that you might be using as second appliances. These are energy hogs that waste energy and money-.

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  • ? answered 8 years ago
    Keep it clean, wash inside with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Clean outside with something stronger, like 409. Keep the vent at the bottom clean - free of dust. Pull it out from the wall occasionally to clean the back. Keep the drip pan underneath clean. Use baking powder on the inside (put a box on a shelf inside) to keep smelling fresh. Change it every 3 -4 months.
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  • swati answered 8 years ago
    How to Maintain and Prevent Problems

    Refrigerator coils are located in the rear or the refrigerator. You can simply vacuum the vents and coils to clean them. Dusty coils have to work harder to cool down the interior and contents of the refrigerator.

    The drip pan of the refrigerator should also be cleaned. It is located beneath your refrigerator and can be removed by pulling it out.

    Keep gaskets in good shape by washing them down with soapy water.

    Replace gaskets when they are no longer in good consition. You can test the condition by trying to slide a piece of paper between the rubber seal and the wall of the refrigerator. If the piece of papers slips between the seal and the wall, the seal is not tight enough and the gasket requires replacement.

    For optimum performance, maintain refrigerator temperature between 36�F and 38�F.

    Minimize moisture by keeping food covered and containers shut. Moisture can cause the compressor to work harder unnecessarily.

    Keep your refrigerator around 37-40 degrees F for the fresh food compartment. Use a thermometer to check inside temperatures.

    Consider the location of your refrigerator and/or freezer. Do not position them in direct contact with hot appliances as this will make the compressor work harder.
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  • doctor4allfammy answered 8 years ago
    clean it with warm water and khane wala soda (sodium bi carbonate) with soft cotton cloth.
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  • R Purushotham Rao answered 8 years ago
    by maintaining it prpoerly with [not to the full brim] leaving limited space at least without a dump
    defreeze it if not of automatic type once in afortnight atleast
    don't keep bananas or jasmine flowers openly
    have a voltage stabiliser to protect it from disasters
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  • bshelby2121 answered 8 years ago
    clean the inside at least monthly for any spillage and things like that, and my grandpa always told me to uplug and defrost the freezer once a year....so what i do is take it outside because its close to my back door. then let the freezer defrost and the take 409 cleaner spay the H*** out of it and the spray it out with a hose pipe, the towel dry it, then air dry....then move it back and hook it back up.....always works good as new
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  • sandeep answered 8 years ago
    clean it regularly dont allow insect 2 have a home inside ur refrigerator
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  • hghjsln answered 8 years ago
    Keep it clean, wash inside with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Clean outside with something stronger, like 409. Keep the vent at the bottom clean - free of dust. Pull it out from the wall occasionally to clean the back. Keep the drip pan underneath clean. Use baking powder on the inside (put a box on a shelf inside) to keep smelling fresh. Change it every 3 -4 months. I COPIED THIS. THERE IS A MISTAKE, I BELIEVE. IT SHOULD BE BAKING SODA-NOT BAKING POWDER. OTHER THAN THAT... WHAT A HORRIBLE, WASTING, STUPID QUESTION ! ! ! !
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