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Moldy water dispenser area

Just moved in to a new home...the dispenser area is covered in spotted black mold...how can I clean this....how can I take this apart so it is cleaned properly....The previous owners stated the ice maker makes ice but it forms in a large chunk...I think.I need to call a tech on this....can I get an owners manual for this fridge? The model # is hss251fmc ww...it is a side by side

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If you go to geappliances.com click on service and support then click on use and care manuals you can download a use and care manual. Since the refrigerator is white I'd probably use a good bleach spray on the mold be sure to rinse well though so you don't end up ingesting bleach. Chunk of ice sounds like too much water or not enough cold and a qualified tech might not be a bad idea. Good Luck.

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