- How do I clean the interior refrigerator shelves or light diffuser?
- How can I remove liquid or food between the shelf and glass?
- What caused my shelf to crack when I washed it?
- How to clean mold, stain or residue under shelf seal, frame, silicone
To clean Sub-Zero refrigerator interior shelves and the light diffuser:
- Remove shelves, drawers, and light diffuser from unit.
- To remove or adjust a glass shelf, tilt up, then lift up and out.
- In rare cases, if these suggestions do not resolve the issue, the part may need to be replaced. Contact a Factory Certified Parts Distributor to order parts.
- Allow shelves, drawers, and light diffuser to warm to room temperature.
- Failure to warm shelves or diffusers to room temperature before submerging in water can cause the shelf or diffuser to shatter, damaging the part and possible injury.
- Using mild detergent, a little baking soda and water, wipe with a soft cloth.
- Vinegar may be used to clean shelves. Wipe shelves with a soft cloth and white vinegar. Do not soak the shelves in vinegar.
- Rinse and dry shelving thoroughly before installing.
- For stains, mold or residue under the shelf seal or in the frame:
- Allow the shelf or diffuser to soak in a bath tub filled with warm water and 1/10 bleach mixture over night.
- Use a toothbrush or can of compressed air to remove any remaining residue.
- Using a hand held steam cleaner with spray nozzle may also reach stubborn spots.
- Shelf frame around the glass cannot be removed for cleaning. Replace the shelf if needed.
- Sub-Zero does not recommend removing the back panel in the unit.
- Temperature sensors are located in that area.
- If moved, touched, or damaged, unit cooling will be affected.
- For additional cleaning suggestions, refer to:
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