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How do I clean a Condenser Coil that is dirty in a Bottom-Mount Refrigerator?

Dust can cause the refrigerator and freezer to not run efficiently. The owner's manual has instructions for cleaning the coil. Before cleaning the coils, unplug the refrigerator. The bottom front grill has coils behind it. A coil brush can be used to clean the coils.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the electrical power.

    Shut off the circuit breaker on the refrigerator.

  2. Remove the toe grill.

    The bottom front toe grill needs to be removed to access the condenser coils. The grill can be pulled out of the refrigerator. Check your owner's manual for instructions on how to remove the front toe grill from the refrigerator. The coils are on the back of the refrigerator. To reach the back of the refrigerator, pull it away from the wall. The project can cause a lot of dust. To prevent lung irritation, wear a dust mask.

  3. Clean the condenser coils.

    There is a brush under the fridge. The dust is knocked off of the coil by the coil brush. Dust can be knocked from the coil by using a coil brush. Move the fridge and vacuum the area after vacuuming the condenser coil.

  4. Reinstall the toe grill.

    Attach the toe grill to the front of the refrigerator. The back of the refrigerator has the coil. If the fridge is behind the wall, it's a good idea to put cardboard in front of it to protect wood or vinyl flooring. Continue moving it away from the wall until you can comfortably work behind it. You can pull the grill to remove it on many models. The owner's manual may have instructions for your refrigerator.

Time required: 15 minutes.

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