How to Clean the Water Dispenser on a GE Profile Performance Refrigerator

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GE Profile Performance refrigerators have a filtered water and ice dispenser system that is accessible in the door of the unit. The dispenser and the area around the dispenser can become accumulate built-up residue over time. You can remove some parts of the dispenser area, such as the spill shelf. And you can clean other parts in place. Clean the dispenser system on a GE Profile Performance refrigerator using various types of cleaning products.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels or clean cloths
  • Vinegar
  • Mild dish soap
  • Remove the dispenser spill shelf by lifting it out of the spill shelf compartment.

  • Fill a large bowl or pot with undiluted vinegar.

  • Place the dispenser spill shelf into the bowl of vinegar. Allow it to soak for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the dispenser spill shelf from the vinegar. Wipe away all deposits with a paper towel or cloth.

  • Wipe the area behind the glass cradle with a paper towel and either a mixture of vinegar and water or mild dish soap and water. Dry the area completely with a dry paper towel or cloth to prevent ice buildup.

  • Peel the soft touch dispenser pad off the back of the dispenser area by grasping one of the top corners of the pad and pulling down.

  • Wash the dispenser pad in the sink with warm water and mild dish soap.

  • Rinse the dispenser pad thoroughly in clean water.

  • Dry the dispenser pad with a paper towel or cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wipe up and dry any water spills on the dispenser spill shelf to prevent water deposits from forming.
  • Open the freezer door while removing the dispenser pad so the dispenser will not be activated.

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