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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .2–4
Owner’s Manual and
Additional Features . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Models 18 &19
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . .11
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . .9, 10
Water Filter . . . . . . . .
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: This refrigerator must be properly installed Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas; and located in accordance with the Installation clearances between the doors and between the Instructions before it is
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support www.GEAppliances.com DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR Child entrapment and suffocation are not Refrigerants problems of the past. Junked or abandoned All refrigeration products contain refrigerants, refrigerators are still dangerous…even if they will which under federal law must be removed prior sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of to pro
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! HOW TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. The power cord of this appliance is equipped with This provides the best performance and also a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a prevents overloading house wiring circuits which standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to could ca
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the controls on the refrigerator. www.GEAppliances.com The controls on your refrigerator will look like one of the following: Control Settings Initially, set the control(s) at 5 (some models have only one control). Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize. Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the control(s) one increment at a time and allow 12 hours after each adjustment
About the water filter. (on some models) Water Filter Cartridge The water filter cartridge is located inside Filter Bypass Plug the cartridge holder in the back upper right You must use the filter bypass plug when corner of the refrigerator compartment. a replacement filter cartridge is not NOTE: Some models ship with the filter available. The dispenser and the icemaker bypass plug in place of the filter cartridge. will not operate without the filter or filter The filter bypass plug needs to be
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the shelves and bins. www.GEAppliances.com Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves Shelves in the refrigerator and freezer compartments are adjustable. Refrigerator Compartment To remove: Tilt the shelf up at the front. Lift the shelf up at the back and bring the shelf out. Some models have wire shelves that can be adjusted in the same manner. To replace: While til
About the shelves and bins. Not all features are on all models. Spillproof Shelves (on some models) Spillproof shelves have special edges to help prevent spills from dripping to lower shelves. To remove or replace the shelves, see Rearranging the Shelves. Slide-Out Spillproof Shelf (on some models) The slide-out spillproof shelf allows you To replace: to reach items stored behind others. The Place the rear of the shelf on the shelf special edges are designed to help prevent frame just behind th
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the crispers and pans. www.GEAppliances.com Not all features are on all models. Fruit and Vegetable Crispers Excess water that may accumulate in the bottom of the drawers or under the drawers should be wiped dry. Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models) Slide the control all the way to the Slide the control all the way to the LOW HIGH setting to provide high humidity setting to pr
About crisper removal. Not all features are on all models. Crisper Removal Unload the bottom shelf before attempting to remove the storage drawers. To Remove: Lift the drawers up slightly while pulling them past the stop location. When the door cannot be fully opened: Pull the drawer farthest from the door straight out. Slide the other drawer toward the middle and remove it. To remove the glass cover: Remove the glass, then the frame. When replacing the glass, push the rear edge firmly into th
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the automatic icemaker. www.GEAppliances.com A newly-installed refrigerator may take 12–24 hours to begin making ice. Automatic Icemaker (on some models) There are 2 types of icemakers: The icemaker will produce approximately Throw away the first few batches of ice 1 3 to 3 ⁄2 lbs. of ice in a 24-hour period, to allow the water line to clear. Power depending on the freezer compartmen
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. Cleaning the Outside a commercially available stainless steel The door handles and trim. Clean with a cloth dampened with soapy water. cleaner. Do not use appliance wax or polish on the stainless steel. Dry with a soft cloth. Keep the outside clean. Wipe with a clean Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave a residue that cloth lightly dampened with kitchen appliance wax or mild liquid dish can erode the paint.
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support www.GEAppliances.com Preparing for Vacation For long vacations or absences, remove Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off) food and unplug the refrigerator. Move position or move the feeler arm to the the refrigerator control to the 0 (off) position STOP (up) position (depending on model) and clean the interior with a baking soda and shut off the water supply to the solution of one tab
Installation Refrigerator Models 18 and 19 Instructions If you have questions, call 1.800.GE.CARES or visit our Website at: www.GEAppliances.com CLEARANCES BEFORE YOU BEGIN Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, Read these instructions completely and carefully. proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical connections. • IMPORTANT – Save these instructions for local inspector’s use. • Sides 1/8″ (3 mm) • • Top 1″ (25 mm) IMPORTANT – Observe all governing codes and ordinanc
Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (ON SOME MODELS) BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED Recommended copper water supply kits are WX8X2, WX8X3 or WX8X4, depending on the amount of tubing you need. Approved plastic water supply lines ™ are GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing (WX08X10002, WX08X10006, WX08X10015 and WX08X10025). ™ • Copper or GE SmartConnect Refrigerator Tubing When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse kit, 1/4″ outer diameter to connect the refrigerator Os
Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (CONT.) Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line. WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.) • A GE water supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff 1 valve and fittings listed below) is available at extra SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER cost from your dealer or from Parts and Accessories, SUPPLY 800.626.2002. Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear • A cold water supply. The water pressure must be the line of water. between 20
Installation Instructions 4 7 FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE CONNECT THE TUBING Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with TO THE VALVE the pipe clamp. Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and Pipe Clamp connect it to the shutoff valve. Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely. ™ For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect Saddle-Type Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end Vert
Installation Instructions INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (CONT.) 9 9 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR (CONT.) One of the illustrations below will look like the NOTES: connection on your refrigerator. • Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the refrigerator power cord is not Icemaker Models without Water Dispenser plugged into the wall outlet. • We recommend installing a water filter if your 1/4″ Tubing water supply has sand or particles
Installation Instructions 11 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR START THE ICEMAKER Arrange the coil of tubing so that it does not vibrate On power switch models, set the icemaker power switch to the l (on) position. On feeler arm models, against the back of the refrigerator or against the wall. Push the refrigerator back to the wall. move the feeler arm to the ON (down) position. The icemaker will not begin to operate until it reaches its operating temperature of 15°F (–9°C) or below. It will then begin
Installation Instructions REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (CONT.) 2 REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR 1 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR DOOR Tape the door shut with masking tape. Tape the door shut with masking tape. Remove the center hinge pin with a 3/8″ socket and ratchet. Plastic Washer Hinge Pin Remove the hinge cover on top of the freezer door (on some models). Center Hinge Bracket ® Remove the two Torx screws, then lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge pin from the socket in the top of the door. Fresh Foo
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