How to Clean Coils Under a GE Refrigerator [Quick Guide]

If you are looking for how to clean the coils under a GE Refrigerator, this guide will give you instructions on what to do.

How to Clean Coils Under a GE Refrigerator

How to Clean Coils Under a GE Refrigerator

To clean the coils, you will need a handy cleaning brush, preferably a condenser brush or a paintbrush. You will also need a screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner.

The following steps make the cleaning an easy task:

Step 1

Switch off or disconnect your refrigerator from the power source. shut off the circuit breaker if you cannot reach the wall outlet to disconnect the power cord.

Step 2

Pull the grille at the bottom of the refrigerator gently to remove it. Behind it, you will see the coils (some grilles may need to be unscrewed).

Step 3

Use the handy cleaning brush to gently brush off the dirt and dust on the coils as much as possible.

Note that the bristles of the hand brush in use must be soft. Otherwise, it could cause punctures on the aluminum coils.

Step 4

Next, apply the air pressure from your vacuum cleaner on the coils. Intermittently, use the brush on the vacuum cleaner to reach the innermost parts of the coils which are difficult to reach by hand.

Step 5

Make sure to sweep the floor around the refrigerator. This is to prevent the coils from picking up the floor dirt soon after cleaning them. To do this, you will have to move the refrigerator away from where it stands.

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Step 6

Clean up every other debris on the floor, both from cleaning the coils and other activities.

Step 7

Fix the grille back in place and return the refrigerator to its former position. If you unthreaded any screw before removing the grille, be sure to thread it on the grille. Then, connect the unit back to the power source.

The coils under a GE refrigerator are called condenser coils. Some other GE refrigerator models have their coils at the back of the refrigerator. A few models have theirs behind a grille on the refrigerator’s top.

These usually need cleaning at least twice a year, especially if you live in a dusty environment or have pets that shed.

Failure to clean dirty coils will cause your refrigerator to work extra in order to maintain a cool temperature. And if nothing is done to correct it, the unit will eventually stop cooling well and may break down.

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Where Are the Evaporator Coils on GE Side by Side Refrigerator?

The GE side by side refrigerator has its evaporator coils right behind the internal freezer panel. To access them, you have to remove the panel.

A GE Profile refrigerator has these coils under the bottom of the refrigerator section. The panel that acts as the floor of the refrigerator is actually a cover for the coils. Lift it and you will see them. But you will have to remove other shelves before doing this.

In fact, if you have a GE bottom freezer refrigerator, you will find the coils this way.

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Important Note

Make sure to cut off or disconnect the power supply to the refrigerator before carrying out the activity. Failure to do so may result in electric shock.

It is advisable to clean your refrigerator’s coils at least twice a year to maintain optimum output from your refrigerator.

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