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Cleaning the door seals

Always make sure that you switch off the electric supply to your fridge freezer before you start any maintenance.

To ensure safe storage of food in the fridge, it is important to keep all surfaces clean and germ free. The rubber door seal is an area where bacteria can grow if not kept clean regularly and a damaged or dirty door seal can prevent the cold air being kept inside the appliance. Clean using a sponge soaked in lukewarm water and bicarbonate of soda or neutral soap. Do not use solvents, abrasives or ammonia and always check the user manual for any special recommendations for your appliance.

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Wipe down the rubber door seals on the fridge using kitchen cleaner or hot soapy water ensuring that all surfaces are clean and free from debris. An old toothbrush can be used to get into the difficult areas

If the door seals are dirty and prevent the door from closing correctly, this could cause the fridge to work harder to control the temperature, leading to excessive ice or water build-up and could reduce the lifespan of the machine and also prevent food being correctly cooled.

2. Wipe down the rubber door seals on the freezer using kitchen cleaner or hot soapy water ensuring that all surfaces are clean and free from debris. An old toothbrush can be used to get into the difficult areas

If the door seals are dirty and prevent the door from closing correctly, this could cause the freezer to work harder to control the temperature, leading to excessive ice or water build up and could reduce the lifespan of the appliance and also prevent food being correctly cooled.