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I put a magnet on the stainless door and it made a permanent mark,like it reacted to the metal,stainless steel cleaner did not help it,any suggestions?

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SOURCE: LOOSE DOOR HANDLE ON GE PROFILE ARCTICA STAINLESS STEEL REFRIDGERATOR

I may need to know your model # from the sticker inside the fridge to view a diagram but usually there is are small set screws (usually 2) on the handle which are allen head that can be tightened.  Look for this first and let me know if there are no set screws.  If this is your setup then I would appreciate a solved rating.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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SOURCE: rust marks from a stainless steel drum?

If you are talking about brownish colored stains on your clothes, this is actually caused by the drum seal going bad. The drum seal fits around the perimeter of the drum where it meets the rear bulkhead (wall) of the dryer and is a felt type material. One some dryers the drum is reversible and there is a seal on both ends of the drum. When the seal gets old, it becomes brittle and starts to crack and come apart. There's usually a brownish colored pigment that comes off the seal and can get on your clothes. If the seal is worn too much, your clothes could actually be getting caught in the drum between the seal and being dragged. This will also caused brown streaks on your clothes. Now...what causes the seal the wear prematurely are high temperatures. If you do not routinely clean your dryer ducting, your dryer could actually be overheating. This can cause the seal to become too hot and make it brittle over a period of time. Any appliance repair dealer will carry the drum seals for the dryer as it is a common part that requires replacement. If you could post back with your EXACT model number (located around the door opening) I could find a part number and price for you. In addition, I could give you step-by-step instructions on how to replace the seal if you wish to tackle this on your own. It's not a difficult repair and the average consumer should be able to accomplish this task. It will also save you $$ on the long run if you don't want to pay high labor charges of the appliance repair guy. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Cyril J
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SOURCE: counter depth refrigerator

just to make sure , it is when the door is open to 180 degrees?

the door should have a door stop on it under the hinge.

is screws to the door then hits the hinge when it gets to about 160-170 degrees stopping from opening more

somtimes if a door is replaced this part is left off or yours maybe damaged

give me a model number i can tell you more

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: discolorations/stains on stainless steel refrigerator surface

Tried lots of suggestions to no avail. Tried a USED, dried out Scotch Brite Cook Top pad on the scrubber handle with Heavy Duty Fantastick sprayed on the pad. Scrubbed the drip marks at the bottom and wiped away to see if it was "scratching" or marri8ng the finish. Nope, but IT WAS taking the water marks off. So I did a bit more and checked again. Working great with no problems for the finish. Cleaned the whole watermark area. Rinsed of with wet cloth. Let it dry and then used my usual stainless cleaner, buffed to shine and walked away to post this. :> My refrig is an Aman too but I read other problem sites and it is common with stainless steel refrigs

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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SOURCE: why does a magnet stick to Frigidaire Stainless Steel?

some stainless steel has enough iron in it to be slightly magnetic. not all stainless steel is truly non magnetized.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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I love stainless steel appliances and have a lot of them at home. But, it is trouble cleaning them. They look really bad if they are not kept clean regularly. How can I get rid of the stains and marks on...


get a 'oxygen' based cleaner soak overnight.

normal cleaner works based on surfacetant. oxygen cleaners works by dissolving the stains.

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If my Kitchen Aid KSF26C6XYY00 door is in fact made of stainless steel, why do fridge magnets stick to it? Ohter people I know that have stainless steel fridges say that the magnets do not stick to t


Stainless steel is a term for a family of high chromium steels, some of which do in fact stain, although they do not rust as ordinary steel does.

The more expensive 'austenitic' stainless is non-magnetic, but harder to work into product shapes. 'Martensitic' stainless is a little more prone to staining and corrosion, but easier to work with, and is magnetic. Then 'ferritic' stainless is even cheaper, but less corrosion proof, and is also magnetic.

So yes, many stainless steels are magnetic, and if the manufacturer has not used the very most corrosion proof but expensive grade, then you will see it in that way. I would not see much reason for a fridge door to be made from austenitic stainless.

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Rust spots appearing on the front doors of my Bosch refrigerator


Stainless steel does rust - or at least that is the theory.

There is in fact two types of stainless steel; the original categorised austenitic which is instantly recognised due to it being unable to attract a magnet due to the absence of iron. Austenitic is relatively expensive and difficult to work but adding iron in various quantities to the alloy produces a cheaper, lighter metal that looks good and is easier to work while still providing some resistance to corrosion. The more iron that is added to the ferritic type of stainless, the lighter, cheaper and easier it is to work but the corrosion resistance is substantially reduced.

Cars have been fitted with stainless steel exhaust systems of the ferritic type for many years and although they last a long time they soon show surface rust and sometimes will rust through.

I expect your fridge wipes are either acid or alkaline that are suitable only for austenitic and good grades of ferritic and Bosch have used a particularly poor grade of stainless. I expect fridge magnets stick very well...

Mild discolouration could be removed with a mild abrasive cleaner though that would tend to ruin the brushed finish. Clearly future cleaning should be carried out with a neutral ph cleaner and the surface protected with a hard wax polish.

I suggest you check the cleaning instructions in the Bosch instruction book. If you feel you have done nothing wrong you might be able to claim from your household insurer as accidental damage. It would be a good idea to inform the manufacturer of the cleaning wipes...

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Rust on stainless steel


1) Take rust off with Bar Keeper's Friend and a damp sponge.
2) Rinse and dry
3) Wipe with mineral oil.

Will be good as new

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Stainless steel cleaner damage to lacquered finish?


Most stainless products don't have a lacquer coating. That's why stainless is so nice. Go over it lightly with a soft scouring pad like scotch brite to remove the marks. Just follow the grain.

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Changing my door panel for another colors


Well you can get a stainless steel panel cusot-made at www.applianceart.com. They have a lot of options. One of them is stainless. The options are a vinyl sticker, a magnet, static cling or the actual stainless panel. Most are $39 and the metal is $99 I think. Good luck.

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Fingerprint stains on stainless steel fridge doors


going with the grain( s/s has grain just like wood product) try cleaning with a stainles steel cleanlingcloth and some wd40, this will remove any defect in th metal go with the grain not across you will leave rub marks if going avcross t he grain!!

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Finish on "stainless steel" door is deteriorating


Refrigerator was sold as 'stainless steel', but is not, a magnet won't stick to it.
There are many different alloys that are called 'stainless' steel but all of them have some chrome, some nickel and some steel. Depending on the strength of the magnet and the specific alloy, it may or may not adhere. Generally, the higher chrome and nickel content, the less magnetic it will be.
I think that the brushed surface of your fridge was coated with a kind of clear-coat to prevent fingerprints from adhereing to the brushed surface and that clear-coat is now missing in the areas of concern.
The only cure for tha would be the wholesale removal of the doors and the remaining clear finish and then respraying it with a quality clear finsh.
Ain't progress grand?
We considered all stainless stuff for our new home a couple of years ago, decided we liked black better and now hate that too.     

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