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    Kenmore model 106.79852991

    What is the best way to get to these coils to clean them?

    I have a toilet brush I cut and straightened out to clean condensor coils with, but I can't get to these with it like I feel I need to. I tried to blow them out. Evidently, that did not do very well either, because the yoder loop is warming up. I assuming this is being caused from dirty coils. They have never been cleaned to my knowledge. They are covered at the bottom and more or less blocked at the front and back.

    Suggestion? Water nozzle?

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    Not sure what is going on, but I think this posting shows to have been made yesterday. I made it today.

    Likewise, I thought I had a post on another subject and only seemed to be able to find one or two entries for it, noit the whole thread.

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    Cleaning the hot condenser coils help....

    The condenser coils ( hot coils ) should be cleaned once a year. If you have a pet with long hair, probably a good idea to clean yours more often...maybe every 6 months. Cleaning the condenser coils will save energy and help the refrigerator run better and more efficiently.

    The simplest condenser coil is the static condenser, it runs up and down the back of the refrigerator & can be easily cleaned with a rag or vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment.

    Some condenser coils run from the front to the back under the refrigerator. This means you should clean from the front and the back ( part#J ) of the refrigerator. The space on the front is often small and tight. A Condenser cleaning brush will assist in cleaning off the coils, or can be used to pull the dust forward and then vacuumed from there. To gain access to the coils on the back, protect your floor and pull the refrigerator from the wall, usually need to remove the cardboard or metal cover to clean up the coils from the back. If all of the hot condenser coils are on the back of the refrigerator, protect the floor and pull the refrigerator out from the wall to clean the condenser coils with a vacuum or brush from the back. If the bottom front opening is large enough, it may be possible with the coil cleaning brush to clean the back coils from the front.

    I have used a power washer at the shop, certainly don't want to use one at the customer home!

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    I have used a power washer at the shop, certainly don't want to use one at the customer home
    That may be what I end up doing as these are on the bottom and seem to be inaccessible with a brush or forced air. Glad to know it can be safe to use the washer.

    The bottom has metal all across it, the back is blocked by stuff and can bare be seen. Can see part of the front ...fins. These fins (I call them) are so close I can't get the brush between them. I might be able to if I force it just a little to spread them , but even then, most of the coils are blocked. Kind of strange being so much trouble to clean the coils.

    Thanks

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    Kind of strange being so much trouble to clean the coils.
    Gotta wonder what some of these engineers where thinking!!

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    Heheh, yep, from my viewpoint, I kind of think design flaw. But I know they had there reasons.

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