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Old 08-18-2011, 09:49 AM   #1
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Yes... you read that right. My "stainless" steel refrigerator has a spot on the door that appears to be rust. This is not the freezer door where the water / ice supply is, but the refrigerator door and not in the corner either - in the smack center.

We've tried cleaning it the usual way, but without any luck. I don't want to be too abrasive on it and risk further damaging the finish.

We've talked to Frigidaire since it's in the warranty period, but of course they only deal with mechanical problems.

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Old 08-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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We've talked to Frigidaire since it's in the warranty period, but of course they only deal with mechanical problems.

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what does that mean? if its less than 1 year old then they have to cover it

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ok heres a technique that will make the rust disappear.
take a very soft toothbrush get it moist but not wet, dip it in baking soda and rub it WITH the grain of the stainless steel. Lots of patience is required, but it will take out the rust. Now rinse it off with a warm damp cloth. No more rust.
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what does that mean? if its less than 1 year old then they have to cover it
Frigidaire disagrees with you. The customer service rep I spoke with this morning said they don't replace and only repair if function of the applicance is effected. Needless to say I've bought my last Frigidaire Appliance and spent the morning writing reviews BUUUUT that's another story.

I will try your toothbrush/baking soda trick this weekend. Thanks!
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Frigidaire disagrees with you. The customer service rep I spoke with this morning said they don't replace and only repair if function of the applicance is effected. Needless to say I've bought my last Frigidaire Appliance and spent the morning writing reviews BUUUUT that's another story.
I thought a rep was just spinning you, but looking at warranties online it seems all the major makers specifically exclude interior and exterior rust of any kind from coverage.
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