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Proper Disposal of Your Old Refrigerator
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems
of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous,
even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator, please follow these instructions to help
Before You Throw Away Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer:
■ Take off the doors.
■ Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily
Unpack the Refrigerator
Remove packaging materials. Do not use sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove
tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your
refrigerator. For more information, see “Refrigerator Safety.”
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.
Important information to know about disposal of
Dispose of refrigerator in accordance with Federal and Local
regulations. Refrigerants must be evacuated by a licensed,
EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for
cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with
cardboard or hardboard to avoid floor damage. Always pull
the refrigerator straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or
“walk” the refrigerator when trying to move it, as floor
damage could occur.
Important information to know about glass shelves
Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when
they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to
sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping.
Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small,
pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers
are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid