Your Viking refrigerator is constructed with superior quality, enabling it to function to the highest degree. But Viking refrigerator maintenance, such as cleaning the condenser coils, is still necessary to keep your refrigerator operating at its best. We’ll review how to clean coils on Viking built-in refrigerator from identifying their location to appropriate cleaning techniques.
How to Clean Coils on Viking Built In Refrigerator in 4 Simple Steps
Did you know that a Viking refrigerator not cooling could be due to dirty condenser coils? Dust and debris force the condenser has to work harder, putting it at risk for malfunction. When this happens Viking refrigerator error codes will alert you to temperature changes.
With 4 easy steps, we’ll show you how to clean coils on a Viking built-in refrigerator to avoid these outcomes. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vacuum with a narrow hose attachment
- Appliance brush
- Work gloves
- Phillips screwdriver
Step 1: Turn off Power and Locate Condenser Coils
Knowing how to clean coils on Viking built-in refrigerator starts with some safety precautions. We recommend wearing a facemask to avoid inhaling dirt or dust. You should also turn off power to the refrigerator when performing any type of maintenance. The electronic control display is located inside at the top of the refrigerator. Press the power button once to turn off the power.
So, where are the condenser coils on a Viking refrigerator? While you can check your owner’s manual to confirm the location, condenser coils are typically found behind the grille at the top of the unit. Your Viking refrigerator compressor location is just behind these coils. Here’s how to remove the grille to access the coils:
- Remove center grille blade by pulling out and lifting up
- With a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 screws from each remaining grille blade to remove each one
- Slide out grille frame
Step 2: Clean Condenser Coils with Appliance Brush
Since condenser coils can be hot, we recommend wearing work gloves to clean condenser coils on Viking refrigerator. Begin by gently using your appliance brush to wipe away visible dust and dirt. Avoid heavy pressure to prevent crumpling or puncturing the coils.
Step 3: Clean Condenser Coils with Vacuum Attachment
After using an appliance brush to clean the condenser coils, use your narrow hose vacuum attachment to remove any remaining debris. With the attachment, carefully vacuum up any lingering dust and debris around the coils. Make sure you vacuum around the grille frame and any debris that may have fallen on the floor.
Step 4: Replace Grille and Restore Power
Replace the top grille of your Viking refrigerator by sliding the grille frame in place and screwing each grille blade back in position. The middle blade can be replaced by inserting it back in the slots on either side of the grille frame.
Once the grille frame is reinstalled, restore power to the refrigerator by pressing the power button on the electronic control display.
Knowing how to clean coils on Viking built in refrigerator can help your unit function optimally by maintaining its temperature, avoiding complex repairs. If you have any refrigerator problems, Sooo Cool Appliance Repair is here to help! Call us to schedule a repair with an expert technician.