Using homemade vacuum attachment to clean under a refrigerator.
Using a homemade vacuum attachment to clean under a refrigerator.

People are usually pretty diligent about cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, but cleaning the outside is important as well, especially underneath where the cooling coils are located. Here’s a tip for cleaning this hard-to-reach area.

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  1. I AM AN 80YR OLD WIDOW WHO LIVES ALONE IN A ONE STORY
    HOUSE WITH A LAWN BIGGER THAN I WANT SO I NEED ALL THE HELP AND ADVICE I CAN GET. MY HUSBAND USE TO TAKE CARE OF THE OUTSIDE AS WELL AS HELP ME INSIDE BUT THAT WAS 5YRS AGO. I DOWN SIZED 3YRS AGO SO AM STILL LEARNING ALL THE INS AND OUTS OF BEING A SINGLE PERSON TAKING CARE OF A HOUSE AND LAWN. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP! GAY

  2. Most modern refrigerators have a removable front vent. Many vacuums have attachments for blinds that work well. You may be able to clean the first row on evaporator coil well. But for the other rows you may have to get more creative.

  3. Body oil was spilled on my night stand. I tried to remove it but it seems to have sunk deep down. Also tried putting more oil on it to blend it in. Help! I love your show – so many great ideas!

  4. I have a Frigidaire refrigerator model LGHT1846QF1. How do you pull it out to clean under and behind and coils…Thank You

  5. If you have an air compressor try this. First pull the fridge away from the wall and remove rear panel.Then remove the front panel. Take the air nozzle and blow all the dust from the coils towards the rear of the fridge.Vacuum the contents at the rear of the fridge. Works every time.

  6. Love ur idea used to clean out frm under da fridge. That idea is one of the best Inexpensive, back savin way to handle da job. I am a jill of sum trades , master at most. I love workin w/ wood so u will be seeing my name probably more often than u want. I always have ?’s., im da type that i hve to knw how thingz work wat makes ’em tik & if they not tikin then y. I guess i live up to my nick name “pita” ~pain~ in ~The ~ass datz wat my dad was calling me almost frm day 1. lol. So whn u see da name pita that would be me grl w/da ?’s tlk 2 ya’z ltr.
    Pamela/1st*Pita

  7. I have marble tile counter top in the bathroom. A leaking bottle of soap was left on the counter and it stained it. Any advice on how to remove it. I have washed it over and over many times. Thank you!

  8. I have a 20 yea old Hoover FoldAWay vacuum, in a 24×40 2 bedroom mobile home. I used the original main filter the whole time, and recently replaced it. It was still doing a great job of filtering! My secret? I have a 6 HP air compressor in my worshop set at 125 psi.When I clean out the cannister after sweeping, I BLOW ALL THE DUST OUT OF THE FILTER , and put it back to work! I have about a 6″ extension on my blowgun, to reach some little corners and pockets. I am going to try the suggestion by someone to use the compressor air on my fridges (have 2, i in house, one in workshop). I’ve use the high pressure air in many places, but be cautious. If you have coils that have aluminum foil type cooling fins, as the high pressure could damage them. Test first on one or 2 fins near the ends of the pipes. If you damage one or 2 of those, it won’t have any effect on your units operation. But if you strip out 6 or 8″ or more, it could have some drastic effect!! Always start with the nozzle at least 6″ or more away from delicate stuff and then carefully adjust the distance so you don’t send the fins into the next room!!! High pressure air can do a lot of good BUT it can also do a lot of damage!!! Lee

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