are the hardest working appliance in our kitchens and might be the
most neglected as well. Because they run 24/7, there are some basic
maintenance procedures that should be followed in order to help them
run efficiently and extend their lifespan. One of these often
overlooked procedures is cleaning the condenser coils. To quickly
clean yours in 5 steps, follow these instructions:
off the refrigerator and slide it away from the wall.
the condenser coils. On most refrigerators, they are located on the
back of the unit, but some newer models now keep them behind the toe
panel at the bottom.
the coils to loosen up the dust and dirt. Manufacturers sell
specializes brushes for this, but you can use a small paint brush,
pipe cleaner, or even an old toothbrush.
the coils. To completely clean these coils, you should vacuum them
using your cleaner’s brush attachment. While doing this, be careful
not to damage the fins or coil, as they are not cheap nor easy to
the refrigerator into the wall and slide it back into its starting
all it takes to thoroughly clean your refrigerator’s coils. Even
though it is quick and easy, it is still extremely important you do
it once every six months for the life of your appliance.