Stainless door panels and handles can discolor when
exposed to chlorine gas, pool chemicals, saltwater or
cleaners with bleach.
Keep your stainless unit looking new by cleaning with a
good quality all-in-one stainless steel cleaner and polish
monthly. For best results use Claire® Stainless Steel
Polish and Cleaner. Comparable products are acceptable.
Frequent cleaning will remove surface contamination that
could lead to rust. Some installations may require cleaning
Do not clean with steel wool pads.
Do not use stainless steel cleaners or polishes on
any glass surfaces.
Clean any glass surfaces with a non-chlorine glass
Do not use cleaners not specifically intended for
stainless steel on stainless steel surfaces (this
includes glass, tile and counter cleaners).
If any surface discoloring or rusting appears, clean it
quickly with Bon-Ami® or Barkeepers Friend Cleanser®
and a nonabrasive cloth. Always clean with the grain.
Always finish with Claire® Stainless Steel Polish and
Cleaner or comparable product to prevent further
Using abrasive pads such as Scotchbrite™ will
cause the graining in the stainless steel to
Rust not cleaned up promptly can penetrate the
surface of the stainless steel and complete
removal of the rust may not be possible.
To clean integrated panels, use household cleaner per the
cabinet manufacturer’s recommendation.
Disconnect power to the unit.
Clean the interior and all removed components using a
mild nonabrasive detergent and warm water solution
applied with a soft sponge or non-abrasive cloth.
Rinse the interior using a soft sponge and clean water.
Do not use any solvent-based or abrasive
cleaners. These types of cleaners may transfer taste to
the interior products and damage or discolor the lining.
Under normal conditions this unit does not require manual
defrosting. Minor frost on the rear wall or visible through
the evaporator plate vents is normal and will melt during
each off cycle.
If there is excessive build-up of 1/4" (6 mm) or more,
manually defrost the unit.
Ensure the door is closing and sealing properly.
High ambient temperature and excessive humidity can
also produce frost.
DO NOT use an ice pick or other sharp
instrument to help speed up defrosting. These
instruments can puncture the inner lining or
damage the cooling unit. DO NOT use any type of
heater to defrost. Using a heater to speed up
defrosting can cause personal injury and
damage to the inner lining.