Bottom Freezer
Refrigerators
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .2, 3
Operating Instructions
Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, 10
Replacing the Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . .14
Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 6
Installation Instructions
Installing the Refrigerator . . . . . . .16–20
Installing the Water Line . . . . . . . .30–32
Preparing to Install
the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Removing and Replacing
the Doors (Double Door
Refrigerator Models only) . . . . . . .27–29
Removing and Replacing the
Freezer Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21, 22
Reversing the Door Swing
(Single Door Refrigerator
Models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23–26
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . .33–36
Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . .33
Owner’s Manual and
Installation Instructions
Models 20, 22 and 23
Congélateur inférieur
Réfrigérateurs
Manuel d’utilisation
et d’installation
La section française commence à la page 45
Congelador inferior
Refrigeradores
Manual del
propietario e
instalación
La sección en español empieza en la página 85
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Consumer Support . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Performance Data Sheet . . . . . . .41, 42
Owner’s Registration
for Canadian Customers . . . . . . . .37, 38
State of California Water
Treatment Device Certificate . . . .43, 44
Warranty for Canadian
Customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . . . . .39
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial #______________________
Find these numbers on a label
on the right side, near the top of the
refrigerator compartment.
200D9366P015 49-60604 04-09 JR
Safety Instructions
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
Operating Instructions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
■ This refrigerator must be properly installed
and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used.
■ Do not allow children to climb, stand or hang
on the shelves in the refrigerator. They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves.
■ Do not touch the cold surfaces in the freezer
compartment when hands are damp or wet.
Skin may stick to these extremely cold surfaces.
■ Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
Installation
Instructions
■ Keep fingers out of the “pinch point” areas;
clearances between the doors and between
the doors and cabinet are necessarily small.
Be careful closing doors when children are
in the area.
■ In refrigerators with automatic icemakers,
avoid contact with the moving parts of the
ejector mechanism, or with the heating element
that releases the cubes. Do not place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism
while the refrigerator is plugged in.
■ Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and making
repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing
be performed by a qualified individual.
■ Setting either or both controls to the Off position
does not remove power to the light circuit.
■ Do not refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed completely.
DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
Troubleshooting Tips
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE REFRIGERATOR
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still
dangerous…even if they will sit for “just a few days.”
If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please
follow the instructions below to help prevent
accidents.
Refrigerants
All refrigeration products contain refrigerants,
which under federal law must be removed prior
to product disposal. If you are getting rid of an
old refrigeration product, check with the company
handling the disposal about what to do.
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Refrigerator or Freezer:
■ Take off the doors.
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■ Leave the shelves in place so that children may not
easily climb inside.
USE OF EXTENSION CORDS
Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against
the use of an extension cord.
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However, if you must use an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a UL-listed (in the United States)
or a CSA certified (in Canada), 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug
and outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be 15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
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.
Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a
qualified electrician to make sure the outlet is
properly grounded.
Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to
have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong
wall outlet.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage
rating that matches the rating plate.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires.
Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the
power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
Repair or replace immediately all power cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not
use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either end.
When moving the refrigerator away from the
wall, be careful not to roll over or damage the
power cord.
Operating Instructions
The power cord of this appliance is equipped
with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates
with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to
minimize the possibility of electric shock hazard from
this appliance.
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Instructions
USE OF ADAPTER PLUGS
Adapter plugs are not permitted in Canada.
Troubleshooting Tips
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Safety Instructions
About the controls with temperature settings.
Operating Instructions
(on some models)
Installation
Instructions
(on some models)
(on some models)
NOTE: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the digital temperature controls.
If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Initially, set the refrigerator control at 5 and the freezer control at 5. Allow 24 hours for
the temperature to stabilize. Several adjustments may be required. Adjust the controls
one increment at a time, and allow 24 hours after each adjustment for the refrigerator
to reach the temperature you have set.
Setting either or both controls to 0 for digital and 0 for the refrigerator control knob
stops cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments, but does not shut
off electrical power to the refrigerator.
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Water Filter Cartridge
Filter Bypass Plug
The water filter cartridge is located in the
back upper right corner of the refrigerator
compartment.
You must use the filter bypass plug when a
replacement filter cartridge is not available.
The icemaker will not operate without the
filter or filter bypass plug.
When to Replace the Filter
Installing the Filter Cartridge
If you are replacing the cartridge, first
remove the old one. Open the cartridge
cover by pressing in on the tab at the
front and pulling down.
Replacement Filters:
To order additional filter cartridges
in the United States, visit our Website,
GEAppliances.com, or call GE Parts and
Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Operating Instructions
The filter cartridge should be replaced
when the flow of water to the icemaker
decreases, or every 6 months.
Safety Instructions
About the water filter. (on 20 models only)
Filter Model GSWF
Customers in Canada should consult
the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe
Service Center.
Remove the cartridge by slowly rotating
it counterclockwise. A small amount of
water may drip down.
CAUTION:
If air has been
trapped in the system, the filter cartridge may
be ejected as it is removed. Use caution when
removing.
Installation
Instructions
Remove the protective foil from the end
of the cartridge.
Lining up the arrow on the cartridge
and the cartridge holder, slowly rotate
the cartridge clockwise until it stops.
When the cartridge is properly installed,
you will feel it “click” as it locks into place.
The grip on the end of the cartridge
should be positioned vertically.
Do not overtighten.
Troubleshooting Tips
Close the cartridge cover.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
About the water filter. (on 22 and 23 models only)
Water Filter Cartridge
Filter Bypass Plug
The water filter cartridge is located in the
back upper right corner of the refrigerator
compartment.
You must use the filter bypass plug when a
replacement filter cartridge is not available.
The icemaker will not operate without the
filter or filter bypass plug.
When to Replace the Filter
The filter cartridge should be replaced when
the flow of water to the icemaker decreases
or every 6 months.
Installing the Filter Cartridge
Cartridge
Holder
If you are replacing the cartridge, first
remove the old one by slowly turning it
to the left. DO NOT pull down on the
cartridge. A small amount of water may
drip down.
CAUTION:
If air has been
trapped in the system, the filter cartridge may
be ejected as it is removed. Use caution when
removing.
Installation
Instructions
Cartridge
Holder
Remove the protective foil from the end
of the cartridge.
Fill the replacement cartridge with water
from the tap to allow for better flow from
the icemaker.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Lining up the arrow on the cartridge
and the cartridge holder, slowly rotate
the cartridge clockwise until it stops.
When the cartridge is properly installed,
you will feel it “click” as it locks into place.
Do not overtighten.
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Replacement Filters:
To order additional filter cartridges
in the United States, visit our Website,
GEAppliances.com, or call GE Parts and
Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Filter Model MWF
Customers in Canada should consult
the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe
Service Center.
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Not all features are on all models.
Rearranging the Shelves
Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable.
Refrigerator Compartment
Safety Instructions
About the shelves and bins.
To remove:
Operating Instructions
Remove all items from the shelf.
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 tilting the shelf up, insert the top
hook at the back of the shelf in a slot
on the track.
Lower the front of the shelf until the
bottom of the shelf locks into place.
Installation
Instructions
Non-Adjustable Shelves on the Door (on some models)
To remove: Lift the shelf straight up; then
pull out.
To replace: Engage the shelf in the molded
supports on the door and push down.
It will lock in place.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Not all features are on all models.
Fruit and Vegetable Crisper
Excess water that may accumulate in the
bottom of the drawers or under the drawers
should be wiped dry.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the crispers and pans.
Adjustable Humidity Crisper (on some models)
Slide the control all the way to the
HIGH setting to provide high humidity
recommended for most vegetables.
Slide the control all the way to the LOW
setting to provide lower humidity levels
recommended for most fruits.
Snack Pan (on some models)
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation
Instructions
This pan can be moved to the most useful
location for your family’s needs.
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To remove, slide the pan out to the stop
position, lift the pan up and past the stop
position and lift it out.
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Freezer Shelves and Baskets
A shelf above the ice storage bin
A half-width basket
NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher than the rim
of the basket. This may cause baskets to stick
or jam when opening or closing.
A deep full-width basket
Basket Removal
To remove the deep full-width basket on
freezer drawer models:
Open the freezer drawer until it stops.
The freezer basket rests on the inside
tabs on the drawer slides.
Appearance may vary
Lift the basket so that it is out of all
6 slide bracket tabs.
Tilt the basket and lift out of the drawer.
When replacing the deep full-width basket:
Tilt the basket back and lower it down
into the drawer. Rotate the basket to a
horizontal position and press it down into
the 6 alignment tabs.
NOTE: Always be sure that the basket is
seated in all 6 slide bracket tabs before sliding
back into the freezer. The basket can be
turned in either direction front to back and
installed into the freezer.
Installation
Instructions
To remove the half-width basket:
Pull the basket out to the stop location.
Lift the basket up at the front to release
it from the stop hooks on each side.
Lift the basket out to remove it from
the sides.
Operating Instructions
Appearance and features may vary
Safety Instructions
About the freezer drawer. (on some models)
When replacing the basket, make sure that
the basket goes under the stop hooks on
each side.
NOTE: Always be sure to fully close this
basket.
Troubleshooting Tips
Appearance may vary
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Not all features are on all models.
Freezer Shelf and Basket
A full-width fixed wire shelf
A full-width sliding wire basket
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
About the freezer compartment. (on some models)
NOTE: Do not fill basket higher than the rim of
the basket. This may cause basket to stick or
jam when opening or closing.
Basket Removal
To remove the full-width sliding wire basket
on door models:
Open the basket out to its full extension.
Lift up the front of the basket and pull
straight out to remove.
When replacing the full-width sliding
wire basket:
Insert the wire basket into the lower liner’s
rails and push back into place.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation
Instructions
Fixed Shelf Removal
NOTE: The full-width wire shelf is not intended
to slide.
When replacing the full-width sliding wire
shelf:
To remove for cleaning:
Insert the wire shelf into the upper liner’s rails
and push back into place.
Hold the shelf at the front and pull it firmly
forward.
Non-Adjustable Shelf on Freezer Door
To remove: Lift the shelf straight up;
then pull out.
To replace: Engage the shelf in the molded
supports on the door and push down. It will
lock in place.
To remove
To replace
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A newly installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.
Automatic Icemaker
Power
Switch
Feeler Arm
The icemaker will produce seven cubes
per cycle—approximately 100–130 cubes
in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer
compartment temperature, room
temperature, number of door openings
and other use conditions.
See below for how to access ice and reach
the power switch.
If the refrigerator is operated before the
water connection is made to the icemaker,
set the power switch in the O (off) position.
When the refrigerator has been connected
to the water supply, set the power switch
to the l (on) position. The icemaker power
light will turn green when the freezer light
switch is pressed in or when the freezer
door is closed.
Accessing Ice and Reaching
the Power Switch
Shelf
Ice Bin
To reach the power switch.
To reach the icemaker power switch, pull
the shelf above the ice bin straight out.
Always be sure to replace the shelf.
To access ice, simply pull the bin forward.
Throw away the first few batches of ice
to allow the water line to clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep
of the feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler
arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined
together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes
will become cloudy, taste stale and shrink.
NOTE: In homes with lower-than-average
water pressure, you may hear the icemaker
cycle multiple times when making one
batch of ice.
NOTE: Set the power switch to the O (off)
position if the water supply is shut off.
Installation
Instructions
The icemaker will fill with water when it
cools to 15°F (–10°C). A newly installed
refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to
begin making ice cubes.
You will hear a buzzing sound each time
the icemaker fills with water.
Shelf
Ice Bin
To access ice.
Check the back of the refrigerator for
the specific icemaker kit needed for your
model.
Troubleshooting Tips
Icemaker Accessory Kit
If your refrigerator did not come already
equipped with an automatic icemaker,
an icemaker accessory kit is available
at extra cost.
Operating Instructions
Green
Power
Light
Icemaker
Safety Instructions
About the automatic icemaker. (on some models)
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Cleaning the Outside
The door handles and trim. Clean with a
cloth dampened with soapy water. Dry with
a soft cloth. Do not use wax on the door
handles and trim.
Keep the outside clean. Wipe with
a clean cloth lightly dampened with kitchen
appliance wax or mild liquid dish detergent.
Dry and polish with a clean, soft cloth.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.
The stainless steel panels and door
handles. Stainless steel (on some models)
can be cleaned with a commercially
available stainless steel cleaner. A spray-on
stainless steel cleaner works best.
Do not use appliance wax or polish
on the stainless steel.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled
dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave
a residue that can erode the paint. Do not
use scouring pads, powdered cleaners,
bleach or cleaners containing bleach
because these products can scratch
and weaken the paint finish.
Cleaning the Inside
Installation
Instructions
To help prevent odors, leave an open box
of baking soda in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning.
If this is not practical, wring excess moisture
out of sponge or cloth when cleaning around
switches, lights or controls.
Use an appliance wax polish on the inside
surface between the doors.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Use warm water and baking soda solution—
about a tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to
a quart (1 liter) of water. This both cleans and
neutralizes odors. Rinse and wipe dry.
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After cleaning the door gaskets, apply a thin
layer of petroleum jelly to the door gaskets
at the hinge side. This helps keep the gaskets
from sticking and bending out of shape.
Avoid cleaning cold glass shelves with hot
water because the extreme temperature
difference may cause them to break.
Handle glass shelves carefully. Bumping
tempered glass can cause it to shatter.
Do not wash any plastic refrigerator parts
in the dishwasher.
Behind the Refrigerator
Be careful when moving the refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor
coverings can be damaged, particularly
cushioned coverings and those with
embossed surfaces.
Raise the leveling legs located at the bottom
front of the refrigerator.
Lower the leveling legs until they touch
the floor.
When pushing the refrigerator back, make
sure you don’t roll over the power cord or
icemaker supply line (on some models).
Preparing for Vacation
For long vacations or absences, remove
food and unplug the refrigerator. Clean the
interior with a baking soda solution of one
tablespoon (15 ml) of baking soda to one
quart (1 liter) of water. Leave the doors open.
If the temperature can drop below freezing,
have a qualified servicer drain the water
supply system (on some models) to prevent
serious property damage due to flooding.
Preparing to Move
Secure all loose items such as base grille,
shelves and drawers by taping them
securely in place to prevent damage.
Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright
position during moving.
Troubleshooting Tips
When using a hand truck to move the
refrigerator, do not rest the front or back
of the refrigerator against the hand truck.
This could damage the refrigerator. Handle
only from the sides of the refrigerator.
Installation
Instructions
Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off)
position and shut off the water supply to
the refrigerator.
Operating Instructions
Pull the refrigerator straight out and return it
to position by pushing it straight in. Moving
the refrigerator in a side direction may
result in damage to the floor covering
or refrigerator.
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Safety Instructions
Replacing the light bulbs.
Turning the control to the 0ff position does not remove power to the light circuit.
Refrigerator Lights
CAUTION: Light bulbs may
be hot.
Operating Instructions
Unplug the refrigerator.
To remove the light shield, grasp the
shield at the back and pull out to release
the tabs at the back.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
NOTE: Appliance bulbs may be ordered from
GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Rotate the shield down and then forward
to release the tabs at the front of the
shield.
Freezer Light
CAUTION: Light bulbs may
be hot.
Unplug the refrigerator.
Appearance may vary
The bulb is located at the top of the
freezer inside a light shield. To remove the
shield, grasp the shield at the back and
pull out to release the tabs at the back.
Rotate the shield down and then forward
to release the tabs at the front of the
shield.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation
Instructions
After replacing with an appliance bulb
of the same or lower wattage, replace
the shield.
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After replacing with an appliance bulb
of the same or lower wattage, replace
the shield.
Plug the refrigerator back in.
Installation
Instructions
Refrigerator
Models 20, 22 and 23
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In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or Visit our Website at: www.GEAppliances.ca
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
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IMPORTANT
— Save these instructions
for local inspector’s use.
Adjustable Wrench
IMPORTANT
— Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for
future reference.
Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires
basic mechanical skills.
Completion time – Refrigerator Installation
20 minutes
Water Line Installation
30 minutes
Proper installation is the responsibility of the
installer.
Product failure due to improper installation is not
covered under the Warranty.
1/4″ Outer Diameter
Compression Nut
and Ferrule (sleeve)
(icemaker models only)
Phillips Head Screwdriver
3/32″, 1/8″ and 3/16″ Allen
wrenches
1/8″ Drill Bit and
Electric or Hand Drill
PREPARATION
Pencil
MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR INDOORS
If the refrigerator will not fit through a doorway,
the refrigerator door and freezer drawer can be
removed.
• To remove the refrigerator door, see Step 1 in
the Reversing the Door Swing section.
• To remove the freezer drawer, see the Removing
the Freezer Drawer section.
WATER SUPPLY TO THE ICEMAKER AND DISPENSER
(ON SOME MODELS)
If the refrigerator has an icemaker, it will have
to be connected to a cold water line. A GE water
supply kit (containing tubing, shutoff valve, fittings
and instructions) is available at extra cost from
your dealer, by visiting our Website at
GEAppliances.com (in Canada at
www.GEAppliances.ca) or from Parts and
Accessories, 800.626.2002 (in Canada
1.888.661.1616).
3/8″ and 5/16″ Socket
Ratchet/Driver
Wire Cutters
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Tape measure
1/4″ Nut Driver
Level
Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR LOCATION
REMOVE TOP CAP (cont.) (on some models)
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go below 60°F (16°C) because it will not run often
enough to maintain proper temperatures.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature
will go above 100°F (37°C) because it will not perform
properly.
• Install it on a floor strong enough to support it fully
loaded.
REINSTALL DOORS, DRAWERS AND TOP CAP
E Carefully lower the door(s) onto the center hinge(s).
Reinstall top hinge(s). NOTE: Ensure the door is
properly aligned to the case top to avoid
readjustment of the door during top cap
reinstallation.
F Place cap over the top of the refrigerator. Reinstall
the original screws in the top and back of the cap.
G Reinstall the bottom freezer drawer or door. Refer to
“Replacing the Freezer Drawer” section or Step 8 of
“Reversing the Door Swing” section.
CLEARANCES
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical
connections.
Standard Depth
Models
Sides
1/8″ (3 mm)
Top
1″ (25 mm)
Back
1″ (25 mm)
A
REMOVE TOP CAP (on some models)
•IMPORTANT NOTE: This refrigerator is 34-1/2″ deep.
Doors and passageways leading to the installation
location must be at least 36″ wide in order to leave
the doors and handles attached to the refrigerator
while transporting it into the installation location. If
passageways are less than 36″, the refrigerator doors
and handles can easily be scratched and damaged.
The top cap and doors can be removed to allow the
refrigerator to be safely moved indoors. Start with Step A.
•If it is not necessary to remove doors, skip Step A.
Leave tape and all packaging on doors until the
refrigerator is in the final location.
•SKID REMOVAL: Tilt refrigerator to each side to
remove skid.
•NOTE: Use a padded hand truck to move this
refrigerator. Place the refrigerator on the hand truck
with a side against the truck. We strongly recommend
that TWO PEOPLE move and complete this installation.
A Locate and remove the two Phillips head screws on
the top of the refrigerator. Remove the two screws
on each side at the rear of the top cap. Lift off and
remove top cap.
B Remove the fresh-food door(s). Refer to Steps 1 and 3
of “Reversing the Door Swing” section or Steps 1 and
2 of “Removing the Doors” section.
C Remove the bottom freezer drawer or door. Refer to
“Removing Freezer Drawer” section or Step 2 of
“Reversing the Door Swing” section.
D Move refrigerator to the installation location.
Top Hinge B
1 CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR
TO THE HOUSE WATER LINE
(icemaker models)
A cold water supply is required for automatic
icemaker operation. If there is not a cold water
supply, you will need to provide one. See Installing
the Water Line section.
NOTES:
• Before making the connection to the refrigerator,
be sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged
into the wall outlet.
• If your refrigerator does not have a water filter, we
recommend installing one if your water supply has
sand or particles that could clog the screen of the
refrigerator’s water valve. Install it in the water line
near the refrigerator. If using GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing Kit, you will need an additional
tube (WX08X10002) to connect the filter. Do not cut
plastic tube to install filter.
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Installation Instructions
2 TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY
(icemaker models)
1 CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR TO
THE HOUSE WATER LINE
(cont.)
Turn the water on at the shutoff valve (house
water supply) and check for any leaks.
A If you are using copper tubing, place a
compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) onto the
end of the tubing coming from the house cold
water supply.
If you are using the GE SmartConnect™
tubing, the nuts are already assembled to
the tubing.
B If you are using copper tubing, insert
the end of the tubing into the refrigerator
connection, at the back of the refrigerator,
as far as possible. While holding the tubing,
tighten the fitting.
If you are using GE SmartConnect™ tubing,
insert the molded end of the tubing into the
refrigerator connection, at the back of the
refrigerator, and tighten the compression
nut until it is hand tight. Then tighten one
additional turn with a wrench. Overtightening
may cause leaks.
C Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to
hold it in position. You may need to pry open
the clamp.
3 PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR
On models with an icemaker, before plugging in
the refrigerator, make sure the icemaker power
switch is set to the O (off) position.
See the grounding information attached to the
power cord.
One of the illustrations below will look like
the connection on your refrigerator.
4 PUT THE REFRIGERATOR IN PLACE
Icemaker-Ready models
Move the refrigerator to its final location.
1/4″ Copper
Tubing
Tubing
Clamp
1/4″
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(sleeve)
Refrigerator
Connection
5 LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR
Adjustable legs at the front corners of the
refrigerator should be set so the refrigerator is
firmly positioned on the floor, and the front is
raised just enough that the door closes easily
when opened about halfway.
SmartConnect™
Tubing
To adjust the leveling legs, turn the legs
clockwise to raise the refrigerator,
counterclockwise to lower it.
Icemaker-Installed Models
Refrigerator
Connection
Ferrule
(sleeve)
1/4″
Compression
Nut
SmartConnect™
Tubing
1/4″ Tubing
Tubing Clamp
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.)
7 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE
6 REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD
DOOR HANDLE
Stainless steel and plastic handles:
A Loosen the set screws located on the
underside of the handle with the 1/8″ Allen
wrench and remove the handle.
NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need
to be tightened or removed, use a 3/16″ Allen
wrench.
(For placement in the installation location
or reversal of the handles – on some
models)
Stainless steel (on
some models):
A REMOVING
THE DOOR
HANDLE: Loosen
Badge
the set screws
A
with the 3/32″
Allen wrench
and remove
the handle.
B
NOTE: For
Double Door
Mounting
models follow
Fasteners
the same
(appearance may vary)
procedure on
the opposite door.
Plastic handle
(on some models):
A REMOVING THE DOOR HANDLE: Depress the
tab on the underside of the handle and slide
the handle up and off of the mounting
fasteners.
REVERSING THE
DOOR HANDLE
(on some
B
models):
• Remove
Badge
the handle
mounting
A
fasteners with
a 3/16″ Allen
wrench and Mounting
transfer
Fasteners
the handle
mounting
(appearance may vary)
fasteners to
the right side.
• Remove the logo badge.
• Remove and transfer the plug button to
the left side of the fresh food door. NOTE:
Use a flat plastic edge to prevent damaging
the door. Remove any adhesive on the door
with a mild detergent. Remove the paper
covering on the adhesive backing on
the logo badge prior to carefully attaching
the badge to the door.
A
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Installation Instructions
9 ATTACH THE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE
8 ATTACH THE FRESH FOOD
DOOR HANDLE
Stainless steel handle:
A Attach the
handle to the
handle mounting
fasteners and
tighten the set
screws with a
3/32″ Allen
wrench.
NOTE: For
Double Door
models follow
the same
procedure on the
opposite door.
Stainless steel and plastic handles:
A Attach the handle firmly to the mounting
fasteners and tighten the set screws on
the bottom of the handle with a 1/8″ Allen
wrench.
A
Mounting
Fasteners
A
(appearance may vary)
(appearance may vary)
Plastic handle:
A Attach the handle to the handle mounting
fasteners by aligning the slots with the
handle mounting fasteners.
Slide it down until it is firmly locked into
position.
A
Slots on back of
handle
Mounting
fasteners
A
(appearance may vary)
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR (cont.)
10 LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR
11 SET THE CONTROLS
The leveling legs have 2 purposes:
1) Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is
firmly positioned on the floor and does not
wobble.
2) Leveling legs serve as a stabilizing brake
to hold the refrigerator securely in position
during operation and cleaning. The leveling
legs also prevent the refrigerator from
tipping.
Set the controls to the recommended setting.
A Remove the grille by removing the two Phillips
head screws.
B Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise
the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it.
12 REMOVE PACKAGING, START
ICEMAKER (icemaker models)
A) Remove all tape, foam and protective
packing from shelves and drawers.
B) Remove the tie downs from the freezer
baskets.
C) Place half width basket onto drawer slides.
See About the freezer section for instructions.
Set the icemaker power switch to the I (on) 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 operation automatically. It
will take 2–3 days to fill the ice bin.
CAUTION:
To avoid possible
personal injury or property damage,
the leveling legs must be firmly touching
the floor.
Power
switch
C Replace the base grille by inserting the two
Phillips head screws.
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NOTE: In lower water pressure conditions, the
water valve may turn on up to 3 times to
deliver enough water to the icemaker.
Installation Instructions
REMOVING THE FREEZER DRAWER (on some models)
2 REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT (cont.)
The freezer drawer can be removed, if needed,
to fit through tight areas.
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
B Lift up on both sides of the freezer drawer
handle to separate the drawer railings from
the rail assemblies.
C Set the drawer front on a non-scratching
surface.
D Push the rail assemblies back into locking
position.
1 REMOVE THE BASKET
A Open the freezer drawer until it stops.
B The freezer basket rests on a frame inside the
freezer drawer. Lift the basket up at the back.
C Lift the front up and lift the entire basket up
and out of the drawer.
A
Rail Assembly
Drawer
Assembly
3 REMOVE THE BASE GRILLE
(if needed)
If, after removing the freezer drawer and
refrigerator door, the refrigerator will still not
fit through a doorway, the base grille can be
removed.
A Remove the base grille by removing the
screws.
2 REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT
A Remove the screw on each side of the railing.
Screw
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Installation Instructions
REPLACING THE FREEZER DRAWER (on some models)
1 ATTACH AND SECURE THE DRAWER
FRONT TO THE SLIDES (cont.)
Two people may be required to complete
this procedure.
E
Replace the screws on both rail assemblies.
1 ATTACH AND SECURE THE DRAWER
FRONT TO THE SLIDES
A Pull out the rail assemblies to the full length
on each side of the cabinet.
Screw
2 REPLACE THE FREEZER BASKET
B Locate the slots on the inside of the rail
assemblies near the back.
Replace the lower freezer basket by lowering it
into the frame.
Slot
Rail assembly
C Insert the hooks at the back of the drawer
railings into the slots on the rail assemblies.
D Lower the front of the drawer, making sure the
tabs on the sides of the railings fit into the front
slots in the rail assemblies.
Hook
Slot
Tab
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Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (Single Door Refrigerator Models only)
1 REMOVE THE
IMPORTANT NOTES
REFRIGERATOR DOOR
When reversing the door swing:
NOTE: Door swing is not reversible on GDSL3KC
series models.
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Parts are included in the door hinge kit.
To order a reversible door hinge kit in the United
States, visit our Website at GEAppliances.com
or call GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.
Customers in Canada should consult the yellow
pages for the nearest Mabe Service Center.
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for
the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move the
cabinet until door-swing reversal is completed.
These instructions are for changing the hinges
from the right side to the left side—if you ever want
to change the hinges back to the right side, follow
these same instructions and reverse all references
to left and right.
• Once door swing is finalized, ensure the logo
badge is properly aligned and permanently
secured to the door by removing the adhesive
cover on the back side. NOTE: A replacement
logo badge is included in the hinge kit.
Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet.
Empty all door shelves, including the dairy
compartment.
A
B
Remove the hinge cover on top of the
refrigerator door by carefully prying it up with
a putty knife, if necessary.
C Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, remove
the bolts securing the top hinge to the cabinet.
Then lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge
pin from the socket in the top of the door.
D Carefully remove the door thimble from inside
the socket. This will be used again when
reinstalling the door on the other side.
Hinge Cover
Top Hinge
Door Thimble
E
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Adjustable Wrench
Masking Tape
Phillips Screwdriver
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from
the cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge
pin. Ensure that the plastic hinge pin thimble
remains on the hinge pin or inside door hinge
pin hole located in the bottom of the door.
5/16″ Socket
Ratchet/Driver
Thin-blade Screwdriver
F Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
Torx T-20 Driver
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Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (cont.)
3 TRANSFER CENTER HINGE
BRACKET (cont.)
2 REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR
A
B
Tape the door shut with masking tape.
Remove hinge pin from hinge bracket. This will
be used again with the new hinge bracket for
the other side.
C
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from
the cabinet. Lift the door off the bottom
hinge pin.
B Transfer the plug button and screw hole
cover in the hinge holes on the left side
to the right side.
C Install the new center hinge bracket from the
kit on the left side.
D Remove the button plug from the left side of
the door. Remove the door thimble from the
right side of the door. Install the door thimble
into the hole on the left and the button plug
into the hole on the right.
4 REMOVE BOTTOM HINGE AND
LEVELING LEG
A Using a 1/2″ socket ratchet/driver, remove the
nut and hinge pin from the hinge bracket with
leveling leg. Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver,
remove the screws from the bottom hinge
bracket. These will be reinstalled on the
other side.
E
Set the door on a non-scratching surface, with
the inside up.
Bottom Hinge
Bracket
3 TRANSFER CENTER HINGE BRACKET
A Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, remove the
bolts securing the center hinge to the cabinet.
B Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, remove
the screws from the leveling leg bracket on
the other side. These will be reinstalled on the
opposite side.
Leveling Leg
Bracket
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Installation Instructions
5 INSTALL BOTTOM HINGE AND
6 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR AND
LEVELING LEG
FREEZER DOOR STOPS
A Using a 1/2″ socket ratchet/driver, install the
hinge pin and nut in the opposite hole on the
hinge bracket with leveling leg.
A
B
C
B Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, install the
hinge bracket with leveling leg on the left side
of the refrigerator. The pin will be toward the
outside of the refrigerator.
Remove the door stop on the right side of the
bottom of the door by removing the two screws.
Move the plastic hinge hole thimble to the
opposite hole.
Install the door stop on the left side, making
sure to line up the screw holes in the door stop
with the holes in the bottom of the door.
A
Bottom of Door (Right Side)
Bottom of Door (Left Side)
7 TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR
DOOR HANDLE TO RIGHT
Refer to Remove the Fresh Food Door Handle
and Attach the Fresh Food Door Handle
sections for instructions.
C Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, install the
leveling leg bracket on the right side of the
refrigerator.
8 REHANG FREEZER DOOR
A
Lower the freezer door onto the bottom hinge pin.
Ensure that the plastic hinge pin thimble is on the
hinge pin or inside the door hinge pin hole located
in the bottom of the door.
B
Straighten the door and line it up with the
center hinge bracket.
Install the center hinge pin with a 3/4″ socket
ratchet/driver. Turn it until it extends through
the hinge bracket and into the freezer door.
C
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Installation Instructions
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (cont.)
9 REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOOR
A
Lower the refrigerator door onto the center hinge
pin. Ensure that the plastic hinge pin thimble is on
the center hinge pin or inside door hinge pin hole
located in the bottom of the door.
B
Insert the door thimble into the hinge hole
on top of the refrigerator door and then
insert the top hinge pin. Make sure the door
is aligned with the cabinet. Attach the hinge
to the top of the cabinet loosely with the bolts.
Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against
the cabinet and is not folded. Support the door on
the handle side and make sure the door is straight
and the gap between the doors is even across the
front. While holding the door in place, tighten the
top hinge bolts. Replace the hinge cover.
C
10 INSTALL THE LOGO BADGE
Remove the adhesive backing paper
and align the pins on the back of the badge
with the holes in the door. Apply pressure to
the badge to ensure it sticks to the door.
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Installation Instructions
REMOVING THE DOORS (Double Door Refrigerator Models only)
1 REMOVE THE
IMPORTANT NOTES
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
NOTE: Door swing is not reversible.
• Read the instructions all the way through before
starting.
• Handle parts carefully to avoid scratching paint.
• Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places.
• Provide a non-scratching work surface for
the doors.
IMPORTANT: Once you begin, do not move
the cabinet.
These instructions are for removing the doors.
Unplug the refrigerator from its electrical outlet.
Empty all door shelves, including the dairy
compartment.
A
Tape the doors shut with masking tape.
B
Start with left-hand door first: Remove
the screw securing the center hinge cover, lift
the hinge cover and place to the side on top of
the refrigerator.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Remove hinge cover
(1 Phillips screw)
Adjustable Wrench
Masking Tape
3/8″ and 10 mm Socket
Ratchet/Driver
C Remove the hinge cover on top of the
refrigerator door by removing the Phillips head
screw and pulling the cover up.
D Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, remove
the bolts securing the top hinge to the cabinet.
Then lift the hinge straight up to free the hinge
pin from the socket in the top of the door.
Thin-blade Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Hinge Cover
Top Hinge
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Installation Instructions
REMOVING THE DOORS (Double Door Refrigerator Models only) (cont.)
1 REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS
(cont.)
E
Remove the tape and tilt the door away from
the cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge
pin. Ensure that the plastic hinge pin thimble
remains on the hinge pin or inside door hinge
pin hole located in the bottom of the door.
F
Set the door on a non-scratching surface with
the inside up.
2 REMOVE CENTER HINGE
Using a 5/16″ socket ratchet/driver, remove the
bolts securing the center hinge to the cabinet.
Set the hinge and bolts aside.
3 REMOVE OPPOSITE DOOR
Follow the same procedure on the opposite
door. There are no center hinge covers on the
opposite side.
4 REMOVE FREEZER DRAWER
Refer to the Removing the Freezer Drawer
section for instructions.
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Installation Instructions
REPLACING THE DOORS (Double Door Refrigerator Models only)
1 INSTALL CENTER HINGE
3 REPLACE OPPOSITE DOOR
Install the center hinge on each side.
Follow the same procedure on the opposite
door. There is no water line or hinge cover.
4 ALIGN DOUBLE DOORS
If the top of the doors are uneven, first try to
raise the lowest door by turning the leveling leg
on the same side as the door until the doors
are even. If the unit rocks, re-adjust the leveling
legs to the extent that the unit is stable.
2 REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOORS
A Lower the refrigerator door onto the center
hinge pin. Ensure that the plastic hinge pin
thimble is on the center hinge pin or inside
door hinge pin hole located in the bottom
of the door.
Hinge Pin
If the doors remain uneven, turn the adjustable
pin to raise, or lower, the left door to match
the right door. Use a 1/4″ Allen wrench to turn
the pin.
B Securely tape the door shut with masking tape
or have a second person support the door.
C Insert the top hinge pin into the hinge hole on
top of the refrigerator door. Make sure the door
is aligned with the cabinet and opposite door.
Attach the hinge to the top of the cabinet
loosely with the bolts.
D Make sure the gasket on the door is flush
against the cabinet and is not folded. Make
sure the door is straight and the gap between
the doors is even across the front. While
holding the aligned door in place, tighten
the top hinge bolts. Replace the hinge cover
and screw.
Adjustable pin
5 REPLACE FREEZER DRAWER
Refer to the Replacing the Freezer Drawer
section for instructions.
Hinge Cover
Top Hinge Bolts
(appearance may vary)
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (ICEMAKER MODELS)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
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 (WX08X10006, WX08X10015
and WX08X10025).
When connecting your refrigerator to a GE Reverse
Osmosis Water System, the only approved
installation is with a GE RVKit. For other reverse
osmosis water systems, follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
If the water supply to the refrigerator is from
a Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System
AND the refrigerator also has a water filter,
use the refrigerator’s filter bypass plug. Using
the refrigerator’s water filtration cartridge in
conjunction with the RO filter can result in hollow
ice cubes.
This water line installation is not warranted by
the refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow
these instructions carefully to minimize the risk of
expensive water damage.
Water hammer (water banging in the pipes) in
house plumbing can cause damage to refrigerator
parts and lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a
qualified plumber to correct water hammer before
installing the water supply line to the refrigerator.
To prevent burns and product damage, do not hook
up the water line to the hot water line.
If you use your refrigerator before connecting
the water line, make sure the icemaker power
switch is in the O (off) position.
Do not install the icemaker tubing in areas where
temperatures fall below freezing.
When using any electrical device (such as a power
drill) during installation, be sure the device is double
insulated or grounded in a manner to prevent the
hazard of electric shock, or is battery powered.
All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
• Copper or GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator
Tubing kit, 1/4″ outer diameter to connect the
refrigerator to the water supply. If using copper,
be sure both ends of the tubing are cut square.
To determine how much tubing you need: measure
the distance from the water valve on the back
of the refrigerator to the water supply pipe.
Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing to allow
the refrigerator to move out from the wall after
installation.
GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator Tubing Kits
are available in the following lengths:
6′ (1.8 m)
– WX08X10006
15′ (4.6 m) – WX08X10015
25′ (7.6 m) – WX08X10025
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Installation Instructions
Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently
used drinking water line.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED (CONT.)
NOTE: The only GE approved plastic tubing
is that supplied in GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kits. Do not use any other
plastic water supply line because the line is
under pressure at all times. Certain types of
plastic will crack or rupture with age and cause
water damage to your home.
• A GE water supply kit (containing tubing,
shutoff valve and fittings listed below) is available
at extra cost from your dealer or from Parts and
Accessories, 800.626.2002 (in Canada
1.888.261.3055).
• A cold water supply. The water pressure must
be between 20 and 120 p.s.i. (1.4–8.1 bar).
1 SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER SUPPLY
Turn on the nearest faucet long enough
to clear the line of water.
2 CHOOSE THE VALVE LOCATION
Choose a location for the valve that is easily
accessible. It is best to connect into the side
of a vertical water pipe. When it is necessary
to connect into a horizontal water pipe, make
the connection to the top or side, rather than at
the bottom, to avoid drawing off any sediment
from the water pipe.
• Power drill.
• 1/2″ or adjustable wrench.
• Straight and Phillips blade screwdriver.
• Two 1/4 ″ outer diameter compression nuts
and 2 ferrules (sleeves)—to connect the copper
tubing to the shutoff valve and the refrigerator
water valve.
OR
• If you are using a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, the necessary fittings
are preassembled to the tubing.
3 DRILL THE HOLE FOR THE VALVE
Drill a 1/4″ hole in the water pipe (even if using
a self-piercing valve), using a sharp bit. Remove
any burrs resulting from drilling the hole in
the pipe.
Take care not to allow water to drain into the
drill.
• If your existing copper water line has a flared
fitting at the end, you will need an adapter
(available at plumbing supply stores) to connect
the water line to the refrigerator OR you can cut
off the flared fitting with a tube cutter and then
use a compression fitting. Do not cut formed end
from GE SmartConnect™ Refrigerator tubing.
Failure to drill a 1/4″ hole may result in reduced
ice production or smaller cubes.
• Shutoff valve to connect to the cold water line.
The shutoff valve should have a water inlet with
a minimum inside diameter of 5/32″ at the point
of connection to the COLD WATER LINE. Saddletype shutoff valves are included in many water
supply kits. Before purchasing, make sure a
saddle-type valve complies with your local
plumbing codes.
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLING THE WATER LINE (CONT.)
4 FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE
7 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE
Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe
with the pipe clamp.
Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve)
for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and
connect it to the shutoff valve.
Pipe Clamp
Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into
the valve. Tighten the compression nut securely.
For plastic tubing from a GE SmartConnect™
Refrigerator Tubing kit, insert the molded end
of the tubing into the shutoff valve and tighten
compression nut until it is hand tight, then
tighten one additional turn with a wrench.
Overtightening may cause leaks.
Vertical Cold Water Pipe
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to.
Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted
in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed
plumber.
Saddle-Type
Shutoff Valve
SmartConnect™
Tubing
Packing Nut
5 TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP
Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing
washer begins to swell.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or you may crush
the tubing.
Outlet Valve
Ferrule (sleeve)
NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to.
Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted
in Massachusetts. Consult with your licensed
plumber.
Washer
Pipe Clamp
Compression Nut
Inlet End
Clamp
Screw
8 FLUSH OUT THE TUBING
Turn the main water supply on and flush out
the tubing until the water is clear.
Shut the water off at the water valve after
about one quart (1 liter) of water has been
flushed through the tubing.
6 ROUTE THE TUBING
Route the tubing between the cold water line
and the refrigerator.
Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the
wall or floor (behind the refrigerator or adjacent
base cabinet) as close to the wall as possible.
To complete the installation of the refrigerator,
go back to Step 1 in Installing the Refrigerator.
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GEAppliances.com
Newer refrigerators sound different from older refrigerators.
Modern refrigerators have more features and use newer technology.
Do you hear what I hear? These sounds are normal.
HUMMM...
WHOOSH...
and longer than your old refrigerator and you may
hear a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound while
it is operating.
■ You may hear a whooshing sound when the
doors close. This is due to pressure equalizing within
the refrigerator.
■ You may hear the fans spinning at high speeds.
This happens when the refrigerator is first plugged in,
when the doors are opened frequently or when a large
amount of food is added to the refrigerator or freezer
compartments. The fans are helping to maintain the
correct temperatures.
■ The fans change speeds in order to provide optimal
cooling and energy savings.
CLICKS, POPS,
CRACKS and SNAPS
WATER SOUNDS
Operating Instructions
■ The new high efficiency compressor may run faster
Safety Instructions
Normal operating sounds.
■ You may hear cracking or popping sounds when
■ The freezer control will click when starting or stopping
the compressor.
■ The flow of refrigerant through the freezer cooling coils
may make a gurgling noise like boiling water.
■ Water dropping on the defrost heater can cause a
■ Defrost timer snapping in and out of the defrost cycle.
sizzling, popping or buzzing sound during the defrost
cycle.
■ Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and
■ A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost
after defrost can cause a cracking or popping sound.
■ On models with an icemaker, after an icemaking cycle,
you may hear the ice cubes dropping into the ice
bucket.
cycle as ice melts from the evaporator and flows into
the drain pan.
■ Closing the door may cause a gurgling sound due to
pressure equalization.
you may hear the water lines move at initial dispense
and after dispenser button is released.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ On models with a dispenser, during water dispense,
For additional information on normal
icemaker operating sounds, see the
About the automatic icemaker section.
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on
the following pages first and you may not need to call
for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Refrigerator does not
operate
Refrigerator in defrost cycle.
• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.
Control in 0ff position.
• Move the control to a temperature setting.
Refrigerator is unplugged.
• Push the plug completely into the outlet.
The fuse is blown/circuit
breaker is tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Leveling legs need adjusting.
• See Level the Refrigerator.
Consumer Support
Problem
Vibration or rattling
(slight vibration
is normal)
Installation
Instructions
the refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as
the refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation
Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Motor operates for
long periods or cycles
on and off frequently.
(Modern refrigerators
with more storage
space and a larger
freezer require more
operating time. They
start and stop often
to maintain even
temperatures.)
Normal when refrigerator
is first plugged in.
• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
Often occurs when large
amounts of food are
placed in refrigerator.
• This is normal.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Hot weather or frequent
door openings.
• This is normal.
Temperature control
set at the coldest setting.
• See About the controls.
Temperature controls not set
cold enough.
• See About the controls.
Warm weather or frequent
door openings.
• Set the temperature control one step colder.
See About the controls.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Door openings too frequent
or too long.
• This is normal.
Frequent “buzzing”
sound
Icemaker power switch is in
the I (on) position, but the
water supply to the refrigerator
has not been connected.
• Set the power switch to the 0 (off) position. Keeping it
in the I (on) position will damage the water valve.
Small or hollow cubes
Water filter clogged.
• Replace filter cartridge with new cartridge or with plug.
Automatic icemaker
(on some models)
does not work
Icemaker power switch is
not on.
• Set the power switch to the I (on) position.
The icemaker power light will turn green when the
freezer light switch is pressed in or when the freezer
door is closed.
Water supply turned off or
not connected.
• See Installing the water line.
Freezer compartment
too warm.
• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely
cool down.
Piled up cubes in the storage
bin cause the icemaker
to shut off.
• Level cubes by hand.
Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.
(Green power light on
icemaker blinking.)
• Turn off the icemaker, remove cubes and turn
the icemaker back on.
Icemaker light is not lit.
• This is normal when the freezer door is open. The
icemaker power light will turn green when the freezer
light switch is pressed in or when the freezer door is
closed.
Refrigerator or freezer
compartment too warm
Frost or ice crystals
on frozen food
(frost within package
is normal)
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Before you call for service…
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Food transmitting odor/taste
to ice cubes.
• Wrap foods well.
Interior of refrigerator
needs cleaning.
• See Care and cleaning.
• Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator;
replace every three months.
Door left open.
• Check to see if package is holding door open.
Freezer control not set
cold enough.
• See About the controls.
Foods transmitting
odor to refrigerator.
• Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped.
• Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator;
replace every three months.
Interior needs cleaning.
• See Care and cleaning.
Moisture forms on
outside of refrigerator
Not unusual during
periods of high humidity.
• Wipe surface dry and reset the refrigerator control
one setting colder.
Moisture collects inside
(in humid weather, air
carries moisture into
refrigerator when
doors are opened)
Too frequent or too
long door openings.
• This is normal.
Refrigerator or freezer
compartment light
does not work
No power at outlet.
• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.
Light bulb burned out or loose.
• See Replacing the light bulbs.
Door/drawer does not
close by itself
Leveling legs need adjusting.
• See Installing the Refrigerator.
Freezer door/drawer
pops open when
refrigerator door
is closed
This is normal if, after popping
open, the freezer door/drawer
closed on its own.
• This indicates that there is a good seal on the freezer
door/drawer. If the freezer door/drawer does not
automatically close after popping open, then see the
Problem: Door/drawer does not close by itself, above.
Hot air from bottom
of refrigerator
Normal air flow cooling
motor. In the refrigeration
process, it is normal that
heat be expelled in the
area under the refrigerator.
Some floor coverings will
discolor at these normal
and safe temperatures.
Food freezing in
the refrigerator
Food too close to the air vent
at the back of the refrigerator.
• Move the food away from the air vent.
Refrigerator control is set
too cold.
• Move the refrigerator control to a warmer
temperature setting one increment at a time.
Defrost heater is on.
• This is normal.
Slow ice cube freezing
Refrigerator has odor
Orange glow
in the freezer
Consumer Support
Ice cubes have
odor/taste
Troubleshooting Tips
What To Do
Installation
Instructions
Possible Causes
Operating Instructions
Problem
Safety Instructions
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
No ice cube
production
(on some models)
Supply line or shutoff valve
is clogged.
• Call a plumber.
Water filter clogged.
• Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install plug.
Filter cartridge not
properly installed.
• Remove and reinstall filter cartridge, being certain that
it locks into place. The blade on the end of the cartridge
should be positioned vertically.
Handle is loose /
handle has a gap
Handle needs adjusting.
• See Attach the Fresh Food Door Handle and Attach the
Freezer Door Handle sections for detailed instructions.
Refrigerator beeping
This is the door alarm.
• Close door.
Control setting is
not lit
On some models, the light bulbs • If the control settings do not light up, check to see if
at the top of the refrigerator
the light bulbs are burned out, and replace if necessary.
compartment light up the
temperature control settings.
Refrigerator doors are
not even (on Double
Door models only)
Doors need realigning.
• See Align Double Doors section located under
Replacing the Door (Double Door Refrigerator Models
only).
Baskets stick or jam
when opening or
closing
Baskets are too full.
• To open: remove some of the products from
the basket when opened as far as possible.
Readjust the products left in the basket and
try to open the basket again.
• To close: readjust products in the basket or remove
any product that is above the rim of the basket and
close the basket.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation
Instructions
Before you call for service…
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Please place in envelope and mail to:
Veuillez mettre dans une enveloppe et envoyez à :
OWNERSHIP REGISTRATION
P.O. BOX 1780
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO
L4Y 4G1
(FOR CANADIAN CONSUMERS ONLY)
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All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, visit us at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).
Please have serial number and model number available when
calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the refrigerator which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and
related service to replace the defective part.
Thirty Days
(Water filter, if included)
From the original
purchase date of
the refrigerator
Any part of the water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited thirty-day warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, a replacement water
filter cartridge.
Operating Instructions
GE and GE PROFILE MODELS:
GE PROFILE MODELS ONLY:
Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator
and all connecting tubing) which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide,
free of charge, all labor and related service to replace the defective part in the sealed
refrigerating system.
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
■ Replacement of the light bulbs, if included, or water filter
cartridge, if included, other than as noted above.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided
in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know
what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Consumer Support
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased
for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer
is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an
Authorized GE Service location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls
to your home.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Loss of food due to spoilage.
■ Replacement of the water filter cartridge, if included, due
to water pressure that is outside the specified operating
range or due to excessive sediment in the water supply.
Installation
Instructions
Five Years
(GE Profile models only)
From the date of the
original purchase
Safety Instructions
Refrigerator Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
CUSTOMER WARRANTY
(for customers in Canada)
Your refrigerator is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship.
What is covered
Compressor
How Long Warranted
(From Date of Sale)
GE Profile: Ten (10) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
Sealed System (including GE Profile: Five (5) Years
evaporator, condenser
GE and All Other
tubing and refrigerant)
Brands: One (1) Year
All Other Parts
Parts
Repair or Replace
at Mabe’s Option
Labour
GE Profile: Ten (10) Years GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
GE Profile: Five (5) Years
GE and All Other
Brands: One (1) Year
One (1) Year
One (1) Year
One (1) Year
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
WHAT IS NOT COVERED:
This warranty applies only for single family domestic
use in Canada when the Refrigerator has been properly
installed according to the instructions supplied by Mabe
and is connected to an adequate and proper utility
service.
Damage due to abuse, accident, commercial use, and
alteration or defacing of the serial plate cancels all
obligations of this warranty.
Service during this warranty period must be
performed by an Authorized Mabe Service Agent.
Neither Mabe nor the Dealer is liable for any claims or
damages resulting from failure of the Refrigerator or
from service delays beyond their reasonable control.
To obtain warranty service, purchaser must present the
original Bill of Sale. Components repaired or replaced are
warranted through the remainder of the original warranty
period only.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and
any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
use within Canada. In home warranty service will be
provided in areas where it is available and deemed
reasonable by Mabe to provide.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty.
• Owner is responsible to pay for service calls related
to product installation and/or teaching how to use
the product.
• Damage to finish must be reported within 48 hours
following the delivery of the appliance.
• Damage to finish after delivery.
• Improper installation—proper installation includes
adequate air circulation to the refrigeration system,
adequate electrical, plumbing and other connecting
facilities.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
• Replacement of light bulbs.
• Damage to product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
• Loss of food due to spoilage.
• Proper use and care of product as listed in the
owner’s manual, proper setting of controls.
• Product not accessible to provide required service.
• WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this
Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for
a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
IMPORTANT
Keep this warranty and your bill of sale as proof of original purchase and purchase date.
Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service.
Mabe Service is available coast to coast. If further help is
needed concerning this warranty, contact:
Manager, Consumer Relations
Mabe Canada Inc., Consumer Service
1 Factory Lane, Suite 310
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9M3
1.800.561.3344
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Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
Performance Data Sheet
SmartWater Filtration System
MWF Cartridge
This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 42/53 for reduction of the substances listed below.
The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration
less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42/53.*
(100% safety factors built in for unmetered usage)
Parameter
Chlorine
T&O
Particulate**
Parameter
Turbidity
Cysts
Asbestos
Lead at pH 6.5
Lead at pH 8.5
Mercury at pH 6.5
Mercury at pH 8.5
Alachlor
Lindane
2,4-D
Toxaphene
Benzene
Carbofuran
1,4 dichlorobenzene
Atrazine
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Influent
Effluent
Average
Average
Maximum
1.96 mg/L
0.06 mg/L
0.11 mg/L
—
—
—
6,400,000 #/mL
58,833 #/mL 150,000 #/mL
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
96.77%
94.74%
—
—
99.14%
97.97%
Min. Required
Reduction
> 50%
—
≥ 85%
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
USEPA
Influent
Influent
Effluent
MCL
Challenge Concentration Average
Average
Maximum
0.5 NTU
11 + 1 NTU***
10.5 NTU
0.14 NTU
0.28 NTU
≥ 99.95% Reduction
Minimum 50,000 L
118,750 #/L
< 1 #/L
4 #/L
≥ 99% Reduction
107 to 108 fibers/L; > 10µm
57 MF/L
0.996 MF/L
< 1 MF/L
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.1567 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L
< 0.001 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.1433 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L
< 0.001 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.006 mg/L + 10%
0.0059 mg/L 0.000350 mg/L 0.0007 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.006 mg/L + 10%
0.0057 mg/L 0.000325 mg/L 0.0006 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.04 mg/L + 10%
0.0367 mg/L 0.00023 mg/L
0.0004 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L + 10%
0.0020 mg/L < 0.00002 mg/L < 0.00002 mg/L
0.070 mg/L
0.210 mg/L + 10%
0.2033 mg/L 0.00337 mg/L 0.011000 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.015 mg/L + 10%
0.0160 mg/L 0.00100 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.015 mg/L + 10%
0.0145 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L
0.040 mg/L
0.080 mg/L + 10%
0.0830 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L
0.075 mg/L
0.225 mg/L + 10%
0.2283 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.009 mg/L + 10%
0.0087 mg/L < 0.0005 mg/L < 0.0005 mg/L
% Reduction
Average Minimum
98.54%
97.20%
> 99.99%
> 99.99%
99.60%
99.39%
99.36%
99.29%
99.30%
99.29%
94.70%
87.50%
93.20%
89.29%
99.34%
98.67%
99.00%
98.95%
98.32%
94.50%
93.44%
91.67%
96.51%
95.83%
98.78%
98.65%
99.78%
99.77%
94.22%
93.33%
Min. Required
Reduction
0.5 NTU
≥ 99.95%
≥ 99%
0.010 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.070 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.005 mg/L
0.04 mg/L
0.075 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
USEPA
MCL
—
—
—
Influent
Challenge Concentration
2.0 mg/L + 10%
—
≥ 10,000 particles/mL
* Tested using a flow rate of 0.50 gpm; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 ± 0.5; temp. of 68° ± 5°F (20° ± 3°C)
** Measurement in Particles/ml. Particles used were 0.5-1 microns
*** NTU=Nephelometric Turbidity units
Operating Specifications
Capacity: certified for up to 300 gallons (1135 l); up to six months for models without a replacement filter indicator light;
up to one year for models with a replacement filter indicator light
■ Pressure requirement: 40–120 psi (2.8–8.2 bar), non-shock
■ Temperature: 33–100ºF (0.6–38ºC)
■ Flow rate: 0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm)
■
General Installation/Operation/Maintenance Requirements
■
■
Flush new cartridge at full flow for 3 minutes to purge out trapped air.
Replace cartridge when the indicator light flashes or water flow rate is reduced on non-indicator units.
Special Notices
Installation instructions, parts and service availability, and standard warranty are included with the product when shipped.
This drinking water system must be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions, including replacement of filter cartridges.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or
after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
■ The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment system are not necessarily in your water.
■ Check for compliance with the state and local laws and regulations.
■ Note that while the testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary. Systems must be
installed and operated in accordance with manufacturer’s recommended procedures and guidelines.
■
■
■
System Tested and Certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF Standard 42 & 53 for the reduction of:
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Chemical Unit
Chemical Reduction Unit
Chlorine Taste and Odor
Alachlor and Atrazine Reduction
Benzene and Carbofuran Reduction
Mechanical Filtration Unit
1,4 dichlorobenzene and 2,4-D Reduction
Particulate Reduction, Class I
Lead and Lindane Reduction
Mercury and Toxaphene Reduction
Mechanical Filtration Unit
Turbidity Reduction
Cyst and Asbestos Reduction
NSF
®
Manufactured for: General Electric Company, Louisville, KY 40225
EPA EST. No. 070595-MN-001
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Performance Data Sheet
SmartWater Filtration System
GSWF Cartridge
This system has been tested according to NSF/ANSI 42/53 for reduction of the substances listed below.
The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration
less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in NSF/ANSI 42/53.*
(100% safety factors built in for unmetered usage)
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Parameter
USEPA
MCL
—
—
—
Chlorine
T&O
Particulate**
Influent
Average
1.845 mg/L
—
143,333 #/mL
Influent Challenge
Concentration
2.0 mg/L+10%
—
at least 10,000 particles/mL
Effluent
Average
Maximum
< 0.05 mg/L
0.05 mg/L
—
—
29.83 #/mL
140 #/mL
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
> 97.29%
96.43%
—
—
99.98%
99.91%
Min. Required
Reduction
> 50%
—
> 85%
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
98.97%
98.61%
> 99.99%
> 99.99%
> 99.33%
> 99.33%
> 99.29%
97.86%
99.07%
98.75%
> 76.12%
> 66.67%
Min. Required
Reduction
0.5 NTU
> 99.95%
0.010 mg/L
0.010 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Parameter
Turbidity
Cysts
Lead at pH 6.5
Lead at pH 8.5
Lindane
Atrazine
USEPA
MCL
1 NTU***
99.95% Reduction
0.015 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.0002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
Influent
Average
10.3 NTU***
200,000 #/L
0.15 mg/L
0.14 mg/L
0.0216 mg/L
0.008 mg/L
Influent Challenge
Effluent
Concentration
Average
Maximum
1+1 NTU***
0.106 NTU
0.14 NTU
Minimum 50,000 L
0
0
0.15 mg/L+10%
< 0.001 mg/L
< 0.001 mg/L
0.15 mg/L+10%
0.001 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.002 mg/L+10% < 0.00002 mg/L
< 0.00002 mg/L
0.009 mg/L+10% < 0.002 mg/L
< 0.002 mg/L
* Tested using a flow rate of 0.5 gpm; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 ± 0.5; temp. of 68° ± 5°F (20° ± 3°C)
** Measurement in Particles/ml. Particles used were 0.5-1 microns
*** NTU=Nephelometric Turbidity units
Operating Specifications
■
■
■
■
Capacity: certified for up to 750 gallons (2,838 l); up to six months
Pressure requirement: 40–120 psi (2.8–8.2 bar)
Temperature: 33–100ºF (0.6–38ºC)
Flow rate: 0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm)
General Installation/Operation/Maintenance Requirements
■
■
Flush new cartridge at full flow for 3 minutes to purge out trapped air.
Replace cartridge when flow becomes too slow.
Special Notices
Installation instructions, parts and service availability, and standard warranty are included with the product when shipped.
This drinking water system must be maintained according to manufacturer’s instructions, including replacement of filter
cartridges.
■ Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after
the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
■ The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment system are not necessarily in your water.
■ Check for compliance with the state and local laws and regulations.
■ Note that while the testing was performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance may vary. Systems
must be installed and operated in accordance with manufacturer’s recommended procedures and guidelines.
■
■
System tested and certified by NSF International against Standard 42 for the reduction of
chlorine, taste and odor, particulate Class I and Standard 53 for the reduction of cyst, lead,
Lindane, Atrazine and turbidity.
Manufactured for: General Electric Company, Louisville, KY 40225
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NSF
®
State of California
Department of Health Services
Water Treatment Device
Certificate Number
05 - 1698
Date Issued: February 2, 2005
Trademark/Model Designation
MWF
Manufacturer: General Electric Company
Replacement Elements
MWF
The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to Section
116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related contaminants:
Cysts
Turbidity
Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity
Organic Contaminants
Alachlor
Atrazine
Benzene
Carbofuran
Lindane
Mercury
Toxaphene
1,4-dichlorobenzene
2,4-D
Rated Service Capacity: 300 gal
Asbestos
Lead
Mercury
Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants
Rated Service Flow: 0.5 gpm
Conditions of Certification:
Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality, except that systems certified for
cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
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