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Design Guide with
36″ Built-In Bottom-Freezer
Safety Information Skill Level — Installation of this refrigerator requires BEFORE YOU BEGIN basic mechanical, carpentry and plumbing skills. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. Product failure due to improper installation is not • IMPORTANT — Save these instructions covered under the GE Appliance Warranty. See the for local inspector’s use. Observe all governing codes Owner’s Manual for warranty information. and ordinanc
Design Guide THE INSTALLATION SPACE DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES 35-1/2" 25-3/8" Framed Models 35" Finished Width 25-3/4" Stainless Steel Models Case Width Case Depth The finished Wall View 2-5/16" * Shipping height. The cutout width refrigerator can be must be adjusted to fit into a 6" 35-1/2″. cutout that is 83-1/2″ *84" From Electrical *83-1/2" Floor to min. to 84-1/2″ max. 10" Area at Top Frame height. Note that the top Rear 84-1/2" max 75" From case trim at the front is 24" Cutout Depth 8
Stainless Steel Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and sides. Therefore, frameless cabinets may Refrigerator require filler strips to prevent 23-7/8" From interference with cabinet door swing. Rear of The opening must allow for filler strips. Refrigerator 1" 2" 3" Case 3/4" 1-3/4" 2-3/4" Trim 1-1/2" 2-1/2" 1/2" 1/4" 1-1/4" 2-1/4" 1/4" 1/2" 3/4" 1" 3/4" Overlay Panel (Nominal Size) Door 1/4" 1/2" 3/4" 1" 1-1/4" Top View 130° DOOR SWING (factory setting) S
Stainless Steel Design Guide Frameless Cabinets: The case trim overlaps cabinets at the top and Refrigerator sides. Therefore, frameless cabinets may require Case Trim filler strips to prevent interference with cabinet door swing. The opening must allow for filler strips. 23-7/8" From Rear of Refrigerator 1/4" 1/2" 3/4" 1" 1-1/4" 1-1/2" Door 3/4" Overlay 1/4" Panel (Nominal Size) 1/2" Top View 3/4" 90° DOOR SWING 1" (optional setting) 1-1/4" Scale 1:1 5
Design Guide CUSTOMIZATION BASICS: Framed Or Overlay Panels, Custom Handles and Accessory Kits Professional Style Stainless Steel Refrigerators Overlay panels Stainless steel wrapped refrigerators with beveled edges You may also choose to install custom overlay panels and professional style handles. These models are shipped from your cabinet manufacturer. This design provides ready for installation. a seamless appearance which integrates smoothly with surrounding cabinetry. Stainless Steel W
Design Guide 1/4″ FRAMED PANEL DIMENSIONS 5/16" Trim If you choose to install framed panels, they must be cut Door Reveal to the dimensions shown. The panels will slide into the frame on the door, drawer and grille. 1/4" If the custom panel is less than 1/4″ thick and if it fits Panel loosely in the door frame, it can be backed up with a piece of filler material or foam tape to improve the fit. IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum total panel weight: • Fresh food door panel – 58 lbs. • Freezer drawer panel
Design Guide SIDE PANELS ZUG2 GRILLE PANEL DIMENSIONS Side panels must be used whenever the sides of the The ZUG2 unified grille panel kit provides for the refrigerator will be exposed. The 1/4″ side panels will installation of a framed or overlay grille panel. slip into the side case trim. Secure the panels to the refrigerator with stick-on hook and loop fastener strips. A Order the side panels from the cabinet manufacturer. • Cut a notch in the top front corner as shown to allow Grille Panel B
Installation Instructions TOOLS REQUIRED MATERIALS REQUIRED • Tinsnips to cut banding • 35″ long 2x4 for Anti-Tip support ™ • Stepladder • 1/4″ copper water line tubing or GE SmartConnect • Bucket Refrigerator Tubing kits • Level • Water shut-off valve • Appliance Hand Truck • Custom panels for fresh food door, freezer drawer • Tubing cutter and grille panel • 7/16″ open-end wrench • Screws to secure refrigerator to cabinetry. • #2 Phillips screwdriver • Stick-on hook and loop fastener strips fo
Installation Instructions • Remove the four 7/16″ STEP 1 REMOVE PACKAGING bolts securing the straps to the skid. CAUTION: Refrigerator is much heavier at the CAUTION: DO NOT top than at the bottom—be careful when moving. When ATTEMPT TO ROLL UNIT using a hand truck, handle from side only. OFF SKID. PRUDENCE: Le réfrigérateur est beaucoup Remove plus lourd en haut qu’en bas. Il faut être prudent lors Tie-Downs PRUDENCE: IL NE des déplacements. Si un diable est utilisé, il faut soulever FAUT
Installation Instructions STEP 4 INSTALL ANTI-TIP BRACKETS STEP 2A WATER LINE INSTALLATION WITH A REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEM WARNING: ANTI-TIP PRECAUTIONS The refrigerator is top-heavy and must be secured to prevent the Skip this step when not using an RO System possibility of tipping forward. If the water supply to the refrigerator is from a Reverse ATTENTION: PRECAUTIONS CONTRE LES Osmosis Water System, use the refrigerator’s filter bypass BASCULEMENTS plug. Using the refrigerator’s water filtrat
Installation Instructions STEP 6 ALTERNATE ANTI-TIP STEP 5 LEVEL REFRIGERATOR PROCEDURE All models have 4-point leveling. The front is supported by leveling legs, the rear is supported by adjustable The refrigerator must be secured to prevent tipping. wheels. Both are accessible from the front of the The anti-tip brackets cannot be used on metal wall refrigerator. studs. Use this Alternate Procedure to secure the • To level the back of the refrigerator, turn the 7/16″ hex refrigerator against
Installation Instructions STEP 8 ADJUST DOOR SWING STEP 9 INSTALL GRILLE PANEL NOTE: This refrigerator has a 2-position door stop. • Raise the grille panel to stop position. When space does not allow the door to swing open fully to 130°, you may change the door swing to a 90° opening. Skip this step if door opening is satisfactory for your installation situation. Raise Grille Loosen Loosen Panel Side Side • Lift the grille panel to access the wire cover trim. Trim Trim • Remove screws on both
Installation Instructions Right hand models shown. Use the same instructions STEP 10 INSTALL 1/4″ FRAMED PANELS for left hand models. IF YOU ARE INSTALLING OVERLAY PANELS, GO TO STEP 10A. Handle Door Trim Trim Refrigerator Door Use Front Holes Standard supplied handle shown to Secure Trim in 1/4″ panel position. Use Rear Holes to Secure Handle Install door and drawer panels: • Open door to 90°. Remove the 4 Phillips head screws • There are two sets of holes in the handle side trim. from the
Installation Instructions Right hand models shown. Use the same instructions STEP 10A INSTALL OVERLAY PANELS for left hand models. Door Trim Handle Trim Refrigerator Door Move Forward For 3/4" Panel Use Front Holes to Secure Handle Use Rear Holes to Secure Trim Supplied handle shown in the overlay panel position. Install door and drawer panels: • Open door to 90°. Remove the 4 Phillips head screws • There are two sets of holes in the handle side trim. from the door handle. Replace handle si
Installation Instructions STEP 11 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY STEP 12 CONNECT POWER • Check to be sure the power cord is plugged into the receptacle. Raise Grille Panel Electrical Master Light Outlet Switch House Refrigerator Water Supply Water Supply • Check to make sure power to refrigerator is on by opening refrigerator door to see if interior lights are on. • Locate and bring tubing to the front of the cabinet. • The temperature controls are preset at 37°F • Turn the water on to flush debris fr
Installation Instructions STEP 14 INSTALL TOEKICK • Locate the supplied toekick (shipped taped to the side of the refrigerator). Install with 2 screws provided, adjust to desired height and tighten screws. • A custom toekick can be installed to match or complement the surrounding cabinetry. Use the supplied toekick as a template to cut out the notch and vent holes. Supplied Toekick 1/4" or Thicker Toekick Important: The vented toekick must remain unobstructed for proper air circulation and
NOTE: While performing installations described in this book, safety glasses or goggles should be worn. ® For Monogram local service in your area, call 1.800.444.1845. NOTE: Product improvement is a continuing endeavor at General Electric. Therefore, materials, appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice. GE Consumer & Industrial Appliances General Electric Company Pub. No. 49-60468-1 Louisville, KY 40225 Part No. 224D1145P001 ge.com 08-07 JR
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