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Offline sparky823

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Coil Cleaning
« on: July 28, 2013, 03:09:26 PM »
I know you are supposed to keep the coils clean on your fridge to make it more efficient but my question is:
 
I have a Frigidaire SxS fridge that is 5 years old and a Maytag Top Freezer style fridge that is 14 years old. I have never cleaned either one. The Maytag says it has a "no clean" coil which is enclosed under the bottom, but looking at the Frigidaire , it seems to also be enclosed. My old Kenmore's before had the coil on the back and one also had the coil underneath that you could clean with a brush or blow out with compressed air.
 
Should I just let this go or is there anything I can or should do to make these last as long as possible efficiently?
 
Thanks.

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Re: Coil Cleaning
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
It would be helpful if you could post the model number to each refrigerator.
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Re: Coil Cleaning
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 07:23:19 PM »
Cleaning the condensor coil is always a good idea.  It makes the refrigerator run more efficiently and last longer. The problem is most fridges these days are not made to be easily cleaned. I think it's because the manufacturers want them to run hotter and fail sooner, so you have to buy a new fridge.  The best way to clean them is to take the fridge outside, remove the rear panel and use compressed air or a leaf blower. Blow it from the back to the front.

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Re: Coil Cleaning
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 09:54:00 PM »
GHSC39EHPWO--Frigidaire-in Kitchen
 
PTB2153DR--Maytag-in Laundry Room

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Re: Coil Cleaning
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2013, 11:26:43 PM »
Both of those condensors are accessible from the back. Remove the back panel to access. The jelly-roll condensor on the Maytag likes to collect dust on the right side. Vacuuming the dust off should be good enough.  Blow compressed air from the fan side if you want it really clean. You could put a wet towel over the end to help collect the dust.  It looks like you can get most of the Frigidaire condensor with a vacuum crevice tool.

 

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