Refrigerator - Cleaning the Dispenser

Dispenser Spill Shelf:

The ice dispenser spill shelf should be wiped dry immediately to prevent spotting if excessive spills occur. Water left on the shelf may leave deposits. On models with a grill tray, try placing a paper towel under the grill to help absorb the water. 

To remove deposits:

  1.  soak the area with one of the following solutions:
    • Undiluted vinegar
    • Mixture of 1 teaspoon of citric acid powder (NOT to be used in stainless steel dispensers) per 1 pint of hot tap water.
  2. Soak until the deposit disappears or becomes loose enough to wipe away. Usually 30 minutes of soaking time is adequate.

Dispenser Body, Lever, and Ice Chute:

The ice chute can be cleaned with mild soap and water and a soft cloth. Make sure the chute is dry after cleaning to prevent ice from building up and blocking the ice flow down the chute. The area behind the glass cradle or pad can be wiped clean with vinegar and water or a mild soap and water solution.

Note: The water tube that provides water from the dispenser does not require routine maintenance or cleaning. Therefore, there are no instructions on how to clean the water tube. Should the need arise to clean the water tube, service is recommended.

Soft Touch Dispenser Pad (on models so equipped):

The soft touch dispenser pad can be peeled off the back of the dispenser area and washed in the sink with warm water and soap, or a warm water and baking soda solution (about a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water.) Rinse thoroughly and dry.

To remove pad:

  1. Open the freezer door while removing the dispenser pad so as not to activate the dispenser.
  2. Simply grab either the top left or right corner of the pad and pull down. It will pull off easily.
  3. There is a small lip on the back of the pad that simply tucks back into the dispenser when you have finished cleaning it.