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Condenser needs cleaning need to get grill off 642 model

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  • ted062 May 11, 2010

    by grill do you mean the pipes on the back side of the refrig/freezzer? if so they can't come off without loosing you coolent.

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Before one can get to the two springs, there are a three screws that need to be removed first. Open the refrigerator and freezer doors. Their are two screws on the reefrig side and one on the freezer side in the jamb, at the top. Once these are removed, the SS grill can be tilted forward and the two springs removed.

The best way to clean the condenser is with a paint brush on one side and a vacuum cleaner on the other side. Gently brush teh condenser to loosen the debris. It will be sucked in by the vacuum cleaner.

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The grill is held in place by 2 springs . Just tilt outward and remove the springs .

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