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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .2–4
Owner’s Manual and
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Models GTH21 and GTL21
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Care and Cleaning
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .10, 11
Replacing the Light Bulb . . . . . . .11
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 ge.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 product disposal.
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. ge.com The controls on your refrigerator will look like one of the following: 4 4 4 Control Settings Initially, set the control(s) at 4. 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 for the refrigerator to reach the temperatu
About the shelves and bins. Not all features are on all models. Rearranging the Shelves Shelves in the refrigerator and freezer compartments are adjustable. Refrigerator Compartment Half-Width Shelves One end of the shelf rests on a molded side-wall support; a bracket on the other end hooks into a track on the rear cabinet wall. To remove: Tilt the shelf up at the front. Lift up and out Lift the support off and out of the track. Tilt up To replace: While tilting the shelf up, insert the top h
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the crispers and pans. ge.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 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 provide lower humidity levels rec
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. If the door prevents you from taking out the drawers, first try to remove the door bins. If this does not offer enough clearance, the refrigerator will need to be rolled forward until the door opens enough to slide the drawers out. In some cases, when you roll the
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions Installation Instructions Troubleshooting Tips Consumer Support About the automatic icemaker. ge.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 compartment Switch Be su
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 ge.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 STOP the refrigerator control to the 1 (off) position (up) position (depending on model) and and clean the interior with a baking soda shut off the water supply to the refrigerator. solution of one tab
Installation Refrigerator Models GTH21 and GTL21 Instructions If you have questions, call 1.800.GE.CARES or visit our Website at: ge.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 ordinances. • Ba
Installation Instructions ICEMAKER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2 REMOVE THE OUTLET COVER BEFORE YOU BEGIN • Remove the outlet cover Read each step thoroughly before proceeding. with a flat-blade screwdriver. • CAUTION – Unplug the Refrigerator. To eliminate the danger of electric shock during installation, Side Back you must unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet. 3 PREPARE FOR INSTALLATION Inside the freezer, loosen the two mounting screws, TOOLS YOU WILL NEED but do not screw them al
Installation Instructions ICEMAKER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.) 7 MOUNT THE ICEMAKER 5 INSTALL THE ICEMAKER FILL CUP • Lift the icemaker so the fill tube extension fits in Install the icemaker fill cup (side-mounted) into the the fill cup opening. Hang the icemaker on the icemaker as shown. two screws. Make sure: Icemaker • The power cord is still firmly in the socket. fill cup • The fill tube extension extends into the fill cup opening at the back of the icemaker. (Check the rear of the r
Installation Instructions 12 10 ATTACH THE WATER VALVE CONNECT THE WATER LINE •Make sure there is enough plastic water line to • Locate the female connector plug. Plug the extend from the water valve to well into the female connector onto the male terminals on water tube inlet. Cut off any excess tubing. the water valve. Either wire can go on either •Squeeze the ends of the hose clamp from the terminal. Female kit with pliers and slide the clamp over the water connector tube inlet. Male •Whi
Installation Instructions ICEMAKER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.) 14 WATER VALVE INSTALLED Refer to the Water Line Installation Instructions for connection to the home water supply. After water line installation is completed, set the icemaker power switch to I (on). The icemaking cycle will not begin until the icemaker and freezer compartment reach operating temperature, then icemaking will begin automatically. 15 ATTACH WARRANTY LABEL A label is provided with this kit to record the date of
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 1/4″ Tubing plugged into the wall outlet. Tubing Clamp • We recommend installing a water filter if your water supply has sand or particles that could clog the screen
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