Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator

Last Update Date : Mar 17. 2020

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Caring for your Samsung Refrigerator prolongs the life of your appliance and helps keep the refrigerator free of unpleasant odours and germs. 

It is recommended to be cleaned on a regular basis to maintain optimal performance.


Cleaning the Interior 

- Clean the walls on the inside and the accessories with a mild detergent and then wipe it dry with a soft cloth. You can remove the drawers and shelves for a more thorough cleaning of your refrigerator. Just make sure to dry all the drawers and shelves before putting them back into place.

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator

Cleaning the Exterior 

- Wipe the control panel and digital display with a damp, clean, soft cloth. Do not spray water directly onto the surface of the refrigerator. 

- The doors, handles and cabinet surfaces should be cleaned with a mild detergent and then wiped dry with a soft cloth. To keep your appliance looking at its best, polish the exterior once or twice a year.

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator


■ Do not spray water directly onto the surface of the refrigerator. 

■ Do not used a soaked cloth.

■ Do not use benzene, thinner or Clorox for cleaning as it may damage the surface of the appliance.

■ Printed letters on the display may be erased if a stainless cleaner is applied directly to the area where the letters are printed.    

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator

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.

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator


When using the crushed ice selection from the dispenser some residual ice chips may start to build up in the ice chute. It is recommended to regularly clean the ice chute to prevent random dripping and any mould from forming.  Please clean it with either water or a clean, damp cloth.



Cleaning the rubber seals on the door 

- If the rubber seals are dirty, the door may not close properly. This will result in your refrigerator not operating efficiently. Keeping the rubber seals on the door will help efficiency in the cooling process of your refrigerator. Please use a mild detergent and a damp cloth. Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth. 

Warning: On an Important note, do not use benzene, thinner, or car detergent as it may be hazardous.

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator

Cleaning the rear side of the refrigerator 

- Cleaning the back of the fridge is to clean the accumulation of dust and dirt on any exposed parts and the cords. 

- Vacuum the rear side of the appliance once or twice a year. 

Warning: Do not remove the back cover (labelled (1)) on the diagram below as it may be hazardous.

Tips on cleaning your Refrigerator

For Model specific cleaning instructions see the User Manual. If you are unable to find this, it can be located on our Manuals and Downloads page by searching the model number.

You can also see Recommended way to remove sticker residue from a refrigerator for more information about taking the sticker residue off the unit.


For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.

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