Cleaning a Samsung Fridge

Last modified : Jun 04. 2020
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Cleaning the inside of the fridge:

To get started cleaning the interior of your Fridge, it's best to gently remove as many of the shelves, drawers and bins as you can. Removing the door bins first will let you get to the rest of the shelves and drawers inside. To remove the door bin, use two hands and gently push the bin up and pull it away from the door when it has slid out of the bin holder. 


Use a soft, clean cloth with warm soapy water to wipe down inside the fridge. Make sure you dry the surfaces completely before inserting any of the shelves or other components back into the fridge.

Please Note: Click on the link for troubleshooting tips on removing the glass shelves from a Samsung fridge.

Cleaning the outside of the fridge:

To keep your fridge looking shiny all day long, use a soft clean cloth to wipe over the surface of the fridge. Make sure not to spray water or any cleaning substances directly onto the surface - apply any cleaning agents directly to the cloth. For stainless steel finishes, you can use a stainless steel cleaner or polish and wipe along the grain of the surface. Be careful using a stainless cleaner on any printed letters, around a built-in display or around a Ice/Water dispenser. Using a soft clean cloth, wipe away all remnants of the cleaning agent and dry the surface with another clean cloth.

Please Note:  Do not use benzene, thinners or Clorox as these cleaners may damage the surface of the fridge.

Cleaning the rubber seals on the doors:

Make sure the rubber seals on the doors of your fridge are clean too! Dirty seals may effect the operation of the fridge - the door may not close properly or will let cool air out. That'll only mean the fridge has to use more power to keep your food cold.


Wipe the seals with a soft clean cloth and warm soapy water. Using too much water will make it more difficult to get the seals completely dry, so it's best to use a damp cloth rather than spraying any cleaning agent directly onto the seal. Don't use any cleaning agents that might eat away at the rubber of the seal - no benzenes or thinners.

Cleaning the rear side of the fridge:

Let's be honest, it's a bit of a hassle pulling your fridge out to clean the back of it - but if you do happen to get the chance, using a vacuum to get all the dust and bits and pieces that might have ended up behind the fridge is a good idea once or twice a year. You can wipe the back of the fridge with a soft bristle brush to get as much of the dust and debris off and vacuum it up from the floor if you can't access the back of the fridge very easily.


Be careful not to use too much force and damage any of parts that might be exposed - and definitely don't remove any covers or parts from the back of the fridge.

Cleaning the Ice / Water Dispenser:

Push down one end of the tray dispenser and remove it. Wipe the Ice / Water Dispenser with a clean and soft cloth.

Caution: If you're using the crushed ice selection from the dispenser some residual ice chips may start to build up in the ice chute. It's recommended to

regularly clean the ice chute to prevent random drips or mould from forming. You can clean it with clean damp cloth.

For issues related to hard water build up within the dispenser tank, it's recommended to drain out water from the dispenser tank and fill it up with
white vinegar. Leave white vinegar for at least an hour before draining out and then rinse with two tank loads of clean water. This should remove the hard
water build up in your dispenser tank and the pipe connection between the water tank and the dispenser outlet. Please note, this only applies to manual water dispenser refrigerators (i.e where the dispenser that can be detached) as automatic water dispensers have an external water line inlet.


Most dispenser water tanks are dish washer safe.

If you require more information, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) or contact our Chat Support team.

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