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Refrigerator Care & Maintenance Tips

Repair Refrigerators Last Updated 09/20/2017

If you see any error codes on your refrigerator's display screen, please visit our Error Codes - Refrigerator article.

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  1. Watch our cleaning tips videos, please select your type of refrigerator:

  2. LG Top Mount Refrigerator Care & Clean

Quick step by step Instructions

  1. Unplug the Unit.

    Before you begin to clean the unit, unplug it from the power outlet. Place any items that will disturb the cleaning in a cooler with ice.

    Unplug the Unit
  2. Clean with soft sponge and detergent.

    Use a soft clean sponge or cloth and mild detergent to clean the refrigerator. Do not use steel wool or any types of abrasive cleaners. For stainless steel exteriors, use commercial stainless steel cleaner and ensure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

    sponge and detergent
  3. Remove detachable parts.

    Pull out all removable parts such as shelves and bins. Allow them to warm up to room temperature before you start to clean them. If they are directly exposed to warm or hot water in the fridge (especially when cold), they could crack or break from thermal shock

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  4. Clean the door gasket.

    The door gaskets should be cleaned regularly to ensure that the doors make a tight seal.

    Some french door models have additional gaskets in the door


  5. Replace the water filter.

    Replace the water filter approximately every 6 months. Some models also come with a fresh air filter. For more information and how to order water or fresh air filter, please visit our Kitchen Accessories page.

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  6. How to remove odor.

    To help remove odors from the refrigerator's interior you can wash the inside with a mixture of backing soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quarter of water. Allow the baking soda to completely dissolve into the mixture to prevent scratching the surface of the refrigerator.

  7. Clean the back coil *

    The last part that may need maintenance is to clean the back coils, however LG recommends this to be done by a professional to avoid personal injury. For assistance, please refer to Request a Repair page.

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