If you just purchased a new stainless steel refrigerator that has French doors, there are many things you can do to keep it in great shape. First, you should learn how to clean the stainless steel, and then learn common problems you may have with the refrigerator.
1. Cleaning Stainless Steel
You will soon find that stainless steel will easily show fingerprints and simply wiping them off with a damp cloth will not remove them. Fortunately, when you learn how to properly clean the stainless steel, you can keep the fingerprints off. To start, purchase some microfiber cloths. These clothes are soft, non-abrasive and they are Eco-friendly as you can throw them in the washer and dryer when they become dirty.
If you look closely at the stainless steel, you will notice that it has a grain, much like wood. The grain will run either vertically or horizontally. Whatever direction the grain is in is the direction that you need to rub the stainless steel. Now you can start using your cleaner. The spray cleaner that you purchase will come with complete instructions on how to use it.
2. Learn Common Problems
Even though your refrigerator is brand-new, it can still have problems with it. Learning these problems will let you know when you need to contact a service repair technician to come to your home to take care of the problem.
One problem you may have is the refrigerator quits running. If this happens, look at the power lights on the ice dispenser or water on the door of the refrigerator. Open the doors to see if there is light inside the refrigerator. You should also hear a fan running. If there is power, but your food is not cold, enough adjust the temperature to see if this works. If not, make sure the circuit breaker has not tripped.
Another problem you may have is with the compressor. If this goes out, the refrigerator will not run. You will find the compressor at the bottom back of your refrigerator. Pull the refrigerator out and listen to see if you hear a motor running. If you do not hear anything, the compressor will need to be replaced.
Another problem you may have is frost buildup on the walls and floor of the freezer. If so, there is likely ice built up on the evaporator coils. The coils are located inside the refrigerator and you cannot access them without removing a panel.
A refrigerator repair technician can tell you of many more problems you may have with your refrigerator.