How to Remove the Base Grill on a Whirlpool Refrigerator

If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator you may want to clean the small vent base grill located on the bottom front of the appliance, as it can collect dust and other particles. If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator that is a freezer drawer model, then the base grille is only piece, but the base grille for freezer door models is two pieces. Once you determine the model, you can easily remove the base grille and then place it back onto the unit.

Step 1

Locate the base grille at the bottom of the front of your refrigerator below the freezer door or drawer.

Step 2

Grasp the grill on both sides using your hands and then pull it toward you.

Step 3

Grab the grill from underneath if you have a hard time detaching it, and then pull up the bottom to fully remove the grille.

Step 4

Pry the notch hinges open on each side of the grille, for freezer door models, use the eraser end of a pencil, and then take out both grille pieces.

Step 5

Place the grille piece or pieces back into the same position and make sure they latch onto the refrigerator with the mounting clips.