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How to clean the ice/water dispenser...it is NASTY

Our ice maker dispenses just fine, but up underneath it is filthy. How can we get up in to it to clean it? Thanks

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  • jummy08 Dec 24, 2008

    How do I clean the inner part of the ice/water dispenser of my GE side by side fridge? It has mold and mildew, I have not used it in months because of this.

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Without removing the entire system.. you can buy one of those inexpensive steam cleaners and wash away all the scum.. Or.. fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray some on the areas you can't reach..then rinse off with clean water.. ( I prefer the steam method myself since I can focus it on the specific area in need of cleaning).. Hope that helps..

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