Today was cleaning day

Old 02-24-2012, 01:50 PM
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I decided it was time to pull out the fridge and clean the coils, boy where they covered with dust. After I did the chest freezer - it didn't need it, guess the dust doesn't go in that area of the house but does under the fridge.
I am thinking it may be a good idea to mark on a calendar in 6 months to pull the fridge out again as it has been about a year. Keeping the coils clean helps it run better and also helps the motor last longer.
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Indeed it does, and it's even more important for folks like me with several large long haired dogs. You have Shelties, (multiple?) and they have the double coats as well. I keep a long (32") thin metal ruler for the express purpose of sliding under the fridge at least once a month to remove the dog hair.
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You might make a mental note to do the fridge when you reset your clocks in Spring & Fall.
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Indeed it does, and it's even more important for folks like me with several large long haired dogs. You have Shelties, (multiple?) and they have the double coats as well. I keep a long (32") thin metal ruler for the express purpose of sliding under the fridge at least once a month to remove the dog hair.
Yes I have 2 Shetland Sheepdogs, with all their hair, they have been shedding lately, lots of vac cleaner time. I do have one of those yellow sticks that you can run under appliances - I do it for dryer, washer, fridge once a month to get the dust, and then when I remember, pull them out and clean behind them.
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Originally Posted by joyce blint View Post
You might make a mental note to do the fridge when you reset your clocks in Spring & Fall.
I need it written down as a reminder, otherwise I tend to forget.
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thanks for the reminder. besides that, you find valuables such as the toddler's magnet letters
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It's also a really good idea to periodically clean out the dryer exhaust and the filter. Years ago, a co-worker had a fire in his home due to a stuffed exhaust tube.
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I use a small air compressor to clean out fridge/freezer coils.Works like a charm.
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