GE SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIRATOR 22 Installation instructions


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Safety Instructions

. . . . . . . . . . .2, 3

Operating Instructions

Additional Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Automatic Icemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .13–14

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4–5

Crispers and Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Freezer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Replacing the Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . .15

Shelves and Bins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7

Installation Instructions

Installing the Refrigerator . . . . . . .17–21

Installing the Water Line . . . . . . . .30–32

Preparing to Install the Refrigerator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Removing and Replacing the Doors (Double Door

Refrigerator Models only) . . . . . . .27–29

Removing and Replacing the

Freezer Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 23

Reversing the Door Swing

(Single Door Refrigerator

Models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24–26

Troubleshooting Tips

. . . . . .33–37

Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . .33

Consumer Support

Consumer Support . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Performance Data Sheet . . . . . . .43, 44

Owner’s Registration for Canadian Customers . . . . . . . .39, 40

State of California Water

Treatment Device Certificate . . . .45, 46

Warranty for Canadian

Customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . . . . .41

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 47

Congelador inferior

Refrigeradores

Manual del propietario e instalación

La sección en español empieza en la página 89

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.

200D9366P016 49-60603 04-09 JR

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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 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.

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 0 (off) does not remove power to the light circuit.

Do not refreeze frozen foods which have thawed completely.

DANGER! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT

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.

Before You Throw Away Your Old

Refrigerator or Freezer:

Take off the doors.

Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

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.

USE OF EXTENSION CORDS

Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord.

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.

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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 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.

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.

USE OF ADAPTER PLUGS

Adapter plugs are not permitted in Canada.

READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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About the controls with temperature settings.

(on some models)

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(on some models)

NOTE: The refrigerator is shipped with protective film covering the temperature controls.

If this film was not removed during installation, remove it now.

The temperature controls are preset in the factory at

37°F for the refrigerator compartment and

0°F for the freezer compartment. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize to the preset recommended settings.

The temperature controls can display both the

SET temperature as well as the actual temperature in the refrigerator and freezer. The actual temperature may vary slightly from the

SET temperature based on usage and operating environment.

Setting either or both controls to

OFF stops cooling in both the freezer and refrigerator compartments, but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.

Changing the Temperature

For Controls-on-the-Door Models:

To change the temperature, press and release the

WARMER or COLDER pad. The ACTUAL TEMP light will come on and the display will show the actual temperature. To change the temperature, tap either the WARMER or COLDER pad until the desired temperature is displayed.

For Controls Inside the Refrigerator:

Opening the door displays the actual temperature.

To change the temperature, press either the

WARMER or COLDER touch pads until the desired temperature is displayed.

Once the desired temperature has been set, the temperature display will return to the actual refrigerator and freezer temperatures after 5 seconds.

Several adjustments may be required.

Each time you adjust controls, allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to reach the temperature you have set.

To turn the cooling system off, tap the WARMER pad for either the refrigerator or the freezer until the display shows OFF. To turn the unit back on, press the COLDER pad for either the refrigerator or freezer.

Then press the COLDER pad again and it will go to the preset points of 0°F for the freezer and 37°F for the refrigerator. Setting either or both controls to

OFF stops cooling in both the freezer and refrigerator compartments, but does not shut off electrical power to the refrigerator.

About TurboCool.

(on some models)

(on some models)

(on some models)

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How it Works

TurboCool rapidly cools the refrigerator compartment in order to more quickly cool foods. Use TurboCool when adding a large amount of food to the refrigerator compartment, putting away foods after they have been sitting out at room temperature or when putting away warm leftovers. It can also be used if the refrigerator has been without power for an extended period.

Once activated, the compressor will turn on immediately and the fans will cycle on and off at high speed as needed for eight hours. The compressor will continue to run until the refrigerator compartment cools to approximately 34°F (1°C), then it will cycle on and off to maintain this setting. After 8 hours, or if TurboCool is pressed again, the refrigerator compartment will return to the original setting.

How to Use

Press TurboCool. The refrigerator temperature display will show .

After TurboCool is complete, the refrigerator compartment will return to the original setting.

NOTES: The refrigerator temperature cannot be changed during TurboCool.

The freezer temperature is not affected during TurboCool.

When opening the refrigerator door during TurboCool, the fans will continue to run if they have cycled on.

About Door Alarm

(on some models)

The door alarm will sound if any door is open for more than 2 minutes. The beeping stops when you close the door.

(on some models)

(on some models)

(on some models)

About Energy Saver

(on some models)

This product is equipped with an Energy

Saver feature. The refrigerator is shipped with the Energy Saver feature enabled.

Over time, moisture can form on the front surface of the refrigerator cabinet and cause rust. If moisture does appear on the front surface of the refrigerator cabinet, turn off the Energy Saver feature by pressing and releasing the ENERGY SAVER pad on the control panel.

(on some models)

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About the water filter.

(on 22 and 23 models only)

Cartridge

Holder

Cartridge

Holder

(on some models)

(on some models)

Water Filter Cartridge

The water filter cartridge is located in the back upper right corner of the refrigerator compartment.

When to Replace the Filter

There is a replacement indicator light for the water filter cartridge on the temperature display. This light will turn orange to tell you that you need to replace the filter soon. The filter cartridge should be replaced when the replacement indicator light turns red or if the flow of water to the dispenser or icemaker decreases.

Installing the Filter Cartridge

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.

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 dispenser immediately after installation.

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.

Run water from the dispenser for

3 minutes (about 1

1

2 gallons) to clear the system and prevent sputtering.

See To Use the Dispenser section.

Press and hold the RESET WATER FILTER pad for 3 seconds.

NOTE: A newly-installed water filter cartridge may cause water to spurt from the dispenser.

Filter Bypass Plug

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.

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.

About the water filter.

(on 20 models only)

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Water Filter Cartridge

The water filter cartridge is located in the back upper right corner of the refrigerator compartment.

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

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.

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.

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.

Close the cartridge cover.

Filter Bypass Plug

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.

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 GSWF

Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe

Service Center.

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About the shelves and bins.

Not all features are on all models.

Some models have wire shelves that can be adjusted in the same manner.

Rearranging the Shelves

Shelves in the refrigerator compartment are adjustable.

Refrigerator Compartment

To remove:

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.

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.

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 reach items stored behind others. The special edges are designed to help prevent spills from dripping to lower shelves.

To remove:

Remove all items from shelf.

Remove the shelf from the compartment by lifting up and out.

Remove the glass shelf from the frame by sliding the shelf out until it stops.

Pull the shelf up to release it from the front of the frame.

Slide the shelf back to release it from the back of the frame.

To reinstall the glass shelf, reverse these instructions.

Make sure that the shelf sits flat after reinstallation and doesn’t move freely from side to side.

Make sure you push the shelves all the way in before you close the door.

Tuck-Away Shelf

(on some models)

This shelf can retract to half its size for storage of tall items on the shelf below.

To remove:

Pull the shelf out and up.

Slide the shelf back until it stops.

To return the shelf to its original position, pull up and forward on the shelf. Push down slightly to lock the shelf into position.

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Adjustable Bins on the Door

Adjustable bins can easily be carried from refrigerator to work area.

To remove: Lift bin straight up, then pull out.

To replace or relocate: Slide in the bin just above the molded door supports, and push down. The bin will lock in place.

The snugger helps prevent tipping, spilling or sliding of small items stored on the door shelf. Grip the finger hold near the rear of the snugger and move it to fit your needs.

Non-Adjustable Bins on the Door

To remove: Lift the bin straight up, then pull out.

To replace: Engage the bin in the molded supports on the door and push down.

It will lock in place.

About the additional features.

Shelf Saver Rack

(on some models)

Slide-out beverage rack holds twelve cans of soda or two wine/water bottles (lengthwise).

It can be removed for cleaning.

To remove, slide the rack out to the stop position, lift the rack up and past the stop position and lift it out.

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About the crispers and pans.

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.

Second slot from top

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.

Adjustable Temperature Deli Pan

(on some models)

When the pan is placed in the 2nd slot from the top of the track and the lever is set at COLDEST, air from the freezer is forced around the pan to keep it very cold.

The settings can be adjusted anywhere between cold and coldest

.

When set at cold, the pan will stay at the normal refrigerator temperature.

You can move the pan to any location if you don’t want the extra cold storage.

The coldest setting provides the coldest storage area.

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About the freezer.

Not all features are on all models.

Freezer Shelves and Baskets

A shelf above the ice storage bin

A half-width basket

A shallow full-width basket

A deep full-width basket

Appearance and features may vary

Appearance may vary

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.

Lift the basket so that it is out of all

6 slide bracket tabs.

Tilt the basket and lift out of the drawer.

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NOTE: Do not fill baskets higher than the rim of the basket. This may cause baskets to stick or jam when opening or closing.

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.

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 slides.

Lift the back up and out of the slide.

When replacing the basket, make sure that the wire tabs and wire hooks on the sides of the basket go into the slots in the top of the upper basket slides.

NOTE: Always be sure to fully close this basket.

Appearance may vary

To remove the shallow full-width basket:

Pull the basket out to the stop location.

Lift the front up and over the stop location.

Lift the basket up and out.

Appearance may vary

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About the automatic icemaker.

A newly installed refrigerator may take 12 to 24 hours to begin making ice.

Power

Switch

Green

Power

Light

Feeler Arm

Icemaker

Automatic Icemaker

(on some models)

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.

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.

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.

To reach the power switch.

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Shelf

Ice Bin

Dispenser Cradle

Spill Shelf

Accessing Ice and Reaching 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.

Shelf

Ice Bin

To access ice.

Icemaker Accessory Kit

If your refrigerator did not come already equipped with an automatic icemaker, an icemaker accessory kit is available at extra cost.

Check the back of the refrigerator for the specific icemaker kit needed for your model.

To Use the Dispenser

(on some models)

Press the glass gently against the top of the dispenser cradle.

The spill shelf is not self-draining. To reduce water spotting, the shelf should be cleaned regularly.

If no water is dispensed when the refrigerator is first installed, there may be air in the water line system. Press the dispenser arm for at least two minutes to remove trapped air from the water line and to fill the water system. To flush out impurities in the water line, throw away the first six glassfuls of water.

Locking the Dispenser

Press the LOCK pad for 3 seconds to lock the dispenser and control panel. To unlock, press and hold the pad again for 3 seconds.

To Use the Internal Water Dispenser

(on some models)

The water dispenser is located on the left wall inside the refrigerator compartment.

To dispense water:

Hold the glass against the recess.

Push the water dispenser button.

Hold the glass underneath the dispenser for

2–3 seconds after releasing the dispenser button. Water may continue to dispense after the button is released.

If no water is dispensed when the refrigerator is first installed, there may be air in the water line system. Press the dispenser button for at least

2 minutes to remove trapped air from the water line and to fill the water system. During this process, the dispenser noise may be loud as the air is purged from the water line system. To flush out impurities in the water line, throw away the first

6 glassfuls of water.

NOTE: To avoid water deposits, the dispenser should be cleaned periodically by wiping with a clean cloth or sponge.

Care and cleaning of the refrigerator.

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.

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.

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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.

Silver-plated plastic parts. Wash parts with soap or other mild detergents. Wipe clean with a sponge, damp cloth or paper towel.

Do not scrub with steel-wool pads or other abrasive cleaners.

Cleaning the Inside

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.

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.

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.

Silver-accented plastic parts. Wash parts with soapy water. Wipe clean with a sponge, damp cloth or paper towel.

Do not scrub with steel-wool pads or other abrasive cleaners.

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Care and cleaning of the refrigerator. (cont.)

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.

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.

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.

Set the icemaker power switch to the O (off) position and shut off the water supply to the refrigerator.

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.

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.

Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.

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Replacing the light bulbs.

Turning the control to the 0 (off) position does not remove power to the light circuit.

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Refrigerator Lights

be hot.

CAUTION:

Light bulbs may

Unplug the refrigerator.

To remove the light 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.

After replacing with an appliance bulb of the same or lower wattage, replace the shield.

Plug the refrigerator back in.

NOTE: Appliance bulbs may be ordered from

GE Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002.

Appearance may vary

Lights are behind crisper drawers

Freezer Light

be hot.

CAUTION:

Light bulbs may

Unplug the refrigerator.

Remove the freezer basket for access.

The bulb is located at the rear of the freezer inside a light shield.

To remove, grasp the shield at the top and pull out to release the tabs at the bottom.

Middle Lights

be hot.

CAUTION:

Light bulbs may

Unplug the refrigerator.

The bulbs are located behind the crisper drawers. To remove the drawers, lift up slightly while pulling the drawer past the

stop location.

Replace the bulbs with appliance bulbs of the same or lower wattage.

Replace crisper drawers by sliding them gently back onto the tracks while lifting up slightly.

Plug the refrigerator back in.

After replacing with an appliance bulb of the same or lower wattage, replace the shield and freezer basket.

Plug the refrigerator back in.

Light Bulbs

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Installation

Instructions

Refrigerator

Models 20, 22 and 23

Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.com

In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit our Website at: www.GEAppliances.ca

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

IMPORTANT

Save these instructions for local inspector’s use.

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.

TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

Adjustable Wrench

1/4

″ Outer Diameter

Compression Nut and Ferrule (sleeve)

(icemaker models only)

3/8

″ and 5/16″ Socket

Ratchet/Driver

Phillips Head Screwdriver

3/32

″, 1/8″ and 3/16″ Allen wrenches

Tape measure 1/8

″ Drill Bit and

Electric or Hand Drill

Pencil

PREPARATION

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 .888.261.3055).

Wire Cutters

1/4

″ Nut Driver

Level

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

REFRIGERATOR LOCATION

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.

CLEARANCES

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation and plumbing and electrical connections.

Standard Depth

Sides

Top

Back

Models

1/8

″ (3 mm)

1

″ (25 mm)

1

″ (25 mm)

REMOVE TOP CAP (cont.)

(on some models)

REINSTALL DOORS, DRAWERS AND TOP CAP

E

F

G

Carefully lower the door onto the center hinge.

Reinstall top hinge. NOTE: Ensure the door is properly aligned to the case top to avoid readjustment of the door during top cap reinstallation.

Place cap over the top of the refrigerator. Reinstall the original screws in the top and back of the cap.

Reinstall the bottom freezer drawer. Refer to

“Replacing the Freezer Drawer” section.

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

C

D

Remove the fresh-food door. Refer to Steps 1 through

3 of “Reversing the Door Swing” section.

Remove the bottom freezer drawer. Refer to

“Removing Freezer Drawer” section.

Move refrigerator to the installation location.

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Top Hinge B

1

CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR

TO THE HOUSE WATER LINE

(icemaker and dispenser 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.

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

(cont.)

1

A

B

C

CONNECTING THE REFRIGERATOR TO

THE HOUSE WATER LINE

(cont.)

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.

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.

Fasten the tubing into the clamp provided to hold it in position. You may need to pry open the clamp.

One of the illustrations below will look like the connection on your refrigerator.

Icemaker-Ready models

Tubing

Clamp

1/4

″ Copper

Tubing

1/4

Compression

Nut

Ferrule

(sleeve)

Refrigerator

Connection

SmartConnect

Tubing

Icemaker-Installed Models

Refrigerator

Connection

Ferrule

(sleeve)

1/4

Compression

Nut

SmartConnect ™

Tubing

2

TURN ON THE WATER SUPPLY

(icemaker and dispenser models)

Turn the water on at the shutoff valve (house water supply) and check for any leaks.

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.

4

PUT THE REFRIGERATOR IN PLACE

Move the refrigerator to its final location.

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.

To adjust the leveling legs, turn the legs

clockwise to raise the refrigerator,

counterclockwise to lower it.

1/4

″ Tubing

Tubing Clamp

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Installation Instructions

6

REMOVE THE FRESH FOOD

DOOR HANDLE

(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 the set screws with the 3/32

Allen wrench and remove the handle.

NOTE: For

Double Door models follow the same procedure on the opposite door.

A

Mounting

Fasteners

B

(appearance may vary)

Badge

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 models):

B

Remove the handle mounting fasteners with a 3/16

″ Allen wrench and transfer the handle mounting fasteners to the right side.

Mounting

Fasteners

A

(appearance may vary)

Badge

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.

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7

REMOVE THE FREEZER 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.

A

Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

(cont.)

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.

A

Mounting

Fasteners

(appearance may vary)

9

ATTACH THE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE

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

(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

10

LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

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.

A

Remove the grille by removing the two Phillips head screws.

11

SET THE CONTROLS

Set the controls to the recommended setting.

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.

Power switch

NOTE:

In lower water pressure conditions, the water valve may turn on up to 3 times to deliver enough water to the icemaker.

C

CAUTION:

To avoid possible personal injury or property damage, the leveling legs must be firmly touching the floor.

Replace the base grille by inserting the two

Phillips head screws.

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Installation Instructions

REMOVING THE FREEZER DRAWER

The freezer drawer can be removed, if needed, to fit through tight areas.

Read these instructions completely and carefully.

1

A

B

C

REMOVE THE BASKET

Open the freezer drawer until it stops.

The freezer basket rests on a frame inside the freezer drawer. Lift the basket up at the back.

Lift the front up and lift the entire basket up and out of the drawer.

2

B

C

D

REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT FROM

THE SLIDES

(cont.)

Lift up on both sides of the freezer drawer handle to separate the drawer railings from the rail assemblies.

Set the drawer front on a non-scratching surface.

Push the rail assemblies back into locking position.

A

2

A

REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT

FROM THE SLIDES

Remove the screw on each side of the railing.

Rail Assembly

Drawer

Assembly

3

A

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.

Remove the base grille by removing the screws.

Screw

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Installation Instructions

Two people may be required to complete this procedure.

1

A

ATTACH AND SECURE THE DRAWER

FRONT TO THE SLIDES

Pull out the rail assemblies to the full length on each side of the cabinet.

E

1

ATTACH AND SECURE THE DRAWER

FRONT TO THE SLIDES

(cont.)

Replace the screws on both rail assemblies.

B

Locate the slots on the inside of the rail assemblies near the back.

Slot

Screw

2

REPLACE THE FREEZER BASKET

Replace the lower freezer basket by lowering it into the frame.

Rail assembly

C

D

Insert the hooks at the back of the drawer railings into the slots on the rail assemblies.

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)

IMPORTANT NOTES

When reversing the door swing:

NOTE: Door swing is not reversible on stainless steel models.

Read the instructions all the way through before starting.

Parts are included in the door hinge kit.

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.

1

A

REMOVE THE

REFRIGERATOR DOOR

Tape the door shut with masking tape.

B

C

D

Remove the hinge cover on top of the refrigerator door by carefully prying it up with a putty knife, if necessary.

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.

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

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Door Thimble

Adjustable Wrench

5/16

″ Socket

Ratchet/Driver

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.

Masking Tape Thin-blade Screwdriver

Phillips Screwdriver Torx T-20 Driver

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F

Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.

Installation Instructions

3

A

2

A

REMOVE CENTER HINGE

Remove the hinge pin from the hinge bracket.

The hinge pin will be used again with the new hinge bracket for the other side.

B

Using a 5/16

″ socket ratchet/driver, remove the bolts securing the center hinge to the cabinet.

Set the bolts aside.

4

A

B

C

TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR DOOR STOP

Remove the door stop on right side of the bottom of the refrigerator 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.

INSTALL CENTER HINGE

Transfer the plug button and screw hole cover in the hinge holes on the left side to the right side.

A

Bottom of

Refrigerator Door

(Right Side)

Bottom of

Refrigerator Door

(Left Side)

5

TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR

DOOR HANDLE TO RIGHT

Refer to Remove the Fresh Food Door Handle and Attach the Fresh Food Door Handle sections for instructions.

B

A new hinge bracket is required for the left side (supplied in the door hinge kit). Install the center hinge from the kit on the left side.

C

Install the hinge pin into the new hinge bracket.

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Installation Instructions

REVERSING THE DOOR SWING

(cont.)

A

6

REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOOR

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.

7

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.

B

C

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.

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Installation Instructions

REMOVING THE DOORS

(Double Door Refrigerator Models only)

IMPORTANT NOTES

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.

1

A

REMOVE THE

REFRIGERATOR DOORS

Tape the doors shut with masking tape.

B

(for water dispenser models)

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

3/8

″ and 10 mm Socket

Ratchet/Driver

Masking Tape Thin-blade Screwdriver

(for water dispenser models)

C

Remove water coupling and power coupling.

C1

Phillips Screwdriver

C2

C3

Water Coupling

Remove the metal spring clip. Use a screwdriver to push the red plastic locking clip down and off.

Pull tube.

Water Coupling

Push red collar and hold.

Power Coupling

Black mark flush with collar assembly

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Pull apart power coupling to disconnect

Installation Instructions

REMOVING THE DOORS

(cont.)

1

D

E

REMOVE THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS

(cont.)

Remove the hinge cover on top of the refrigerator door by removing the Phillips head screw and pulling it up.

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.

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.

Hinge Cover

Top Hinge

F

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.

3

REMOVE OPPOSITE DOOR

Follow the same procedure on the opposite door. There are no wires, water lines or center hinge covers on the opposite side.

4

REMOVE FREEZER DRAWER

Refer to the Removing the Freezer Drawer section for instructions.

G

Set the door on a non-scratching surface with the inside up.

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Installation Instructions

REPLACING THE DOORS

(Double Door Refrigerator Models only)

1

INSTALL CENTER HINGE

Install the center hinge on each side.

E

2

REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOORS (CONT.)

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.

2

A

REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOORS

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 Cover

Top Hinge Bolts

(appearance may vary)

Hinge Pin

3

REPLACE OPPOSITE DOOR

Follow the same procedure on the opposite door. There is no water line or hinge cover.

B

C

Securely tape the door shut with masking tape or have a second person support the door.

Route wires through bottom left hinge pin slot.

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.

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.

Bottom

Left Hinge

Pin Slot

(appearance may vary)

D

On left-hand doors, pass the wires and water line through the center hinge pin. Then connect the water line and 4-pin connector.

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.

Adjustable pin

Center Hinge Pin

4-Pin

Connector

Water Line

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5

REPLACE FREEZER DRAWER

Refer to the Replacing the Freezer Drawer section for instructions.

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

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).

Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe clamp.

Pipe Clamp

Saddle-Type

Shutoff Valve

Vertical Cold Water Pipe

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.

7

CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE

Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and 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

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.

Saddle-Type

Shutoff Valve

Compression Nut

SmartConnect ™

Tubing

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.

Washer

Inlet End

Pipe Clamp

Clamp

Screw

Packing Nut

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.

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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Normal operating sounds.

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...

The new high efficiency compressor may run faster 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.

WATER SOUNDS CLICKS, POPS,

CRACKS and SNAPS

You may hear cracking or popping sounds when the refrigerator is first plugged in. This happens as the refrigerator cools to the correct temperature.

The freezer control will click when starting or stopping the compressor.

Defrost timer snapping in and out of the defrost cycle.

Expansion and contraction of cooling coils during and 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.

On models with a dispenser, during water dispense, you may hear the water lines move at initial dispense and after dispenser button is released.

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 sizzling, popping or buzzing sound during the defrost cycle.

A water dripping noise may occur during the defrost 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.

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.

Problem

Refrigerator does not operate

Vibration or rattling

(slight vibration is normal)

Possible Causes

Refrigerator in defrost cycle.

Control in 0 (off) position.

Refrigerator is unplugged.

The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.

Leveling legs need adjusting.

What To Do

• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.

• Move the control to a temperature setting.

• Push the plug completely into the outlet.

• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.

• See Level the Refrigerator.

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Before you call for service…

Troubleshooting Tips

Problem Possible Causes

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.

Often occurs when large amounts of food are placed in refrigerator.

Door left open.

Hot weather or frequent door openings.

Temperature control set at the coldest setting.

TurboCool function has been activated.

Refrigerator or freezer

Temperature controls not set

compartment too warm

cold enough.

Warm weather or frequent door openings.

Door left open.

Frost or ice crystals on frozen food

(frost within package is normal)

Door left open.

Door openings too frequent or too long.

Frequent “buzzing” sound

Icemaker power switch is in the I (on) position, but the water supply to the refrigerator has not been connected.

Small or hollow cubes

Automatic icemaker

(on some models) does not work

Water filter clogged.

Icemaker power switch is not on.

What To Do

• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

• This is normal.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• This is normal.

• See About the controls.

• This is normal when the TurboCool function is activated.

See About TurboCool for more information.

• See About the controls.

• Set the temperature control one step colder.

See About the controls.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• This is normal.

• Set the power switch to the 0 (off) position. Keeping it in the I (on) position will damage the water valve.

• Replace filter cartridge with new cartridge or with plug.

• 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.

• See Installing the water line.

Water supply turned off or not connected.

Freezer compartment too warm.

Piled up cubes in the storage bin cause the icemaker to shut off.

Ice cubes stuck in icemaker.

(Green power light on icemaker blinking.)

Icemaker light is not lit.

• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

• Level cubes by hand.

• Turn off the icemaker, remove cubes and turn the icemaker back on.

• 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.

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Problem

Ice cubes have odor/taste

Slow ice cube freezing

Refrigerator has odor

Possible Causes What To Do

Food transmitting odor/taste

• Wrap foods well.

to ice cubes.

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.

Freezer control not set cold enough.

Foods transmitting odor to refrigerator.

• Check to see if package is holding door open.

• See About the controls.

Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator

Interior needs cleaning.

Not unusual during periods of high humidity.

Moisture collects inside

Too frequent or too

(in humid weather, air

long door openings.

carries moisture into refrigerator when doors are opened)

• Foods with strong odors should be tightly wrapped.

• Keep an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator; replace every three months.

• See Care and cleaning.

• Wipe surface dry and reset the refrigerator control one setting colder.

• 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

Freezer door/drawer pops open when refrigerator door is closed

Hot air from bottom of refrigerator

Food freezing in the refrigerator

Orange glow in the freezer

Leveling legs need adjusting.

• See Installing the Refrigerator.

This is normal if, after popping

• This indicates that there is a good seal on the freezer

open, the freezer door/drawer

door/drawer. If the freezer door/drawer does not

closed on its own.

automatically close after popping open, then see the

Problem: Door/drawer does not close by itself, above.

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 too close to the air vent

• Move the food away from the air vent.

at the back of the refrigerator.

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.

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Before you call for service…

Troubleshooting Tips

Problem

Water has poor taste/odor

Water in first glass is warm

Water dispenser does not work

Water spurting from dispenser

No water or ice cube production

Water is leaking from dispenser

Possible Causes What To Do

Water dispenser has not been

• Dispense water until all water in system is

used for a long time.

replenished.

Normal when refrigerator is first installed.

• Wait 24 hours for the refrigerator to completely cool down.

Water dispenser has not been

• Dispense water until all water is system is

used for a long time.

replenished.

Water system has been drained. • Allow several hours for replenished supply to chill.

Water supply line turned off or not connected.

Water filter clogged.

Air may be trapped in the water system.

Water in reservoir is frozen because the controls are set too cold.

• See Installing the water line.

• Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install plug.

• Press the dispenser arm for at least 2 minutes.

• Set the refrigerator control to a warmer setting and wait 24 hours. If water does not dispense after

24 hours, call for service.

Newly-installed filter cartridge. • Run water from the dispenser for 3 minutes

(about 1

1

2 gallons).

Supply line or shutoff valve is clogged.

Water filter clogged.

Filter cartridge not properly installed.

Glass not being held under the dispenser long enough after button is released.

Air may be present in the water line system, causing water to drip after being dispensed.

• Call a plumber.

• Replace filter cartridge or remove filter and install plug.

• Remove and reinstall filter cartridge, being certain that it locks into place. The blade on the end of the cartridge should be positioned vertically.

• Hold the glass underneath the dispenser for 2–3 seconds after releasing the dispenser button. Water may continue to dispense after the button is released.

• Dispense water for at least 2 minutes to remove air from system.

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Problem

My display is showing

Water filter indicator light changed color

Water filter indicator light remains red even after replacing the water filter

Water filter indicator light is not lit

Possible Causes What To Do

TurboCool function is activated. • See About TurboCool for more information.

This is normal.

Water filter indicator must be reset.

• See About the water filter for more information.

• Press and hold the RESET WATER FILTER pad for

3 seconds. See About the water filter for more information.

Handle is loose / handle has a gap

Refrigerator beeping

Control setting is not lit

Refrigerator doors are not even (on Double

Door models only)

Baskets stick or jam when opening or closing

This is normal. This light will turn orange to tell you that you need to replace the filter soon.

The filter cartridge should be replaced when the replacement indicator light turns red.

• See About the water filter for more information.

Handle needs adjusting.

• See Attach the Fresh Food handle and Attach the

Freezer handle sections for detailed instructions.

This is the door alarm.

Doors need realigning.

• Close door.

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.

• See Align Double Doors section located under

Replacing the Door (Double Door Refrigerator Models

only).

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.

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Notes.

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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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Refrigerator Warranty.

(For customers in the United States)

All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an authorized Customer Care ® technician. To schedule service on-line, visit us at GEAppliances.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:

GE and GE PROFILE MODELS:

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

Any part of the water filter cartridge which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.

(Water filter, if included)

During this limited thirty-day warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, a replacement water

From the original

filter cartridge.

purchase date of the refrigerator

GE PROFILE MODELS ONLY:

Five Years

Any part of the sealed refrigerating system (the compressor, condenser, evaporator

(GE Profile models only)

and all connecting tubing) which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.

From the date of the

During this limited five-year sealed refrigerating system warranty, GE will also provide,

original purchase

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.

Loss of food due to spoilage.

Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.

Damage caused after delivery.

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.

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.

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.

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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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)

Parts

Repair or Replace at Mabe’s Option

Labour

GE Profile: Ten (10) Years GE Profile: Ten (10) Years GE Profile: Five (5) Years

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

Sealed System (including GE Profile: Five (5) Years GE Profile: Five (5) Years GE Profile: Five (5) Years evaporator, condenser tubing and refrigerant)

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

GE and All Other

Brands: One (1) Year

All Other Parts One (1) Year One (1) Year One (1) Year

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

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.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED:

• 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

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**

USEPA

MCL

Influent

Challenge Concentration

2.0 mg/L + 10%

≥ 10,000 particles/mL

Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects

Influent

Average

1.96 mg/L

6,400,000 #/mL

Average

Effluent

0.06 mg/L

Maximum

0.11 mg/L

58,833 #/mL 150,000 #/mL

% Reduction

Average Minimum

96.77%

99.14%

94.74%

97.97%

Min. Required

Reduction

> 50%

≥ 85%

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. 53: Health Effects

USEPA

MCL

0.5 NTU

Influent Influent

Challenge Concentration Average

11 + 1 NTU*** 10.5 NTU

≥ 99.95% Reduction

≥ 99% Reduction 10 7

Minimum 50,000 L to 10 8 fibers/L; > 10µm

0.015 mg/L

0.015 mg/L

0.15 mg/L + 10%

0.15 mg/L + 10%

0.002 mg/L

0.002 mg/L

0.002 mg/L

0.0002 mg/L

0.006 mg/L + 10%

0.006 mg/L + 10%

0.04 mg/L + 10%

0.002 mg/L + 10%

118,750 #/L

57 MF/L

Average

0.14 NTU

Effluent

< 1 #/L

0.996 MF/L

Maximum

0.28 NTU

4 #/L

< 1 MF/L

0.1567 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L

0.1433 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L < 0.001 mg/L

0.0059 mg/L 0.000350 mg/L 0.0007 mg/L

0.0057 mg/L 0.000325 mg/L 0.0006 mg/L

0.0367 mg/L 0.00023 mg/L 0.0004 mg/L

0.0020 mg/L < 0.00002 mg/L < 0.00002 mg/L

0.070 mg/L

0.003 mg/L

0.005 mg/L

0.040 mg/L

0.075 mg/L

0.003 mg/L

0.210 mg/L + 10%

0.015 mg/L + 10%

0.015 mg/L + 10%

0.080 mg/L + 10%

0.225 mg/L + 10%

0.009 mg/L + 10%

0.2033 mg/L 0.00337 mg/L 0.011000 mg/L

0.0160 mg/L 0.00100 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L

0.0145 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L

0.0830 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L 0.001000 mg/L

0.2283 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L 0.000500 mg/L

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%

99.30%

99.29%

99.29%

94.70%

93.20%

99.34%

99.00%

87.50%

89.29%

98.67%

98.95%

98.32%

93.44%

96.51%

98.78%

99.78%

94.22%

94.50%

91.67%

95.83%

98.65%

99.77%

93.33%

* 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.

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

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

Chlorine Taste and Odor

Mechanical Filtration Unit

Particulate Reduction, Class I

Chemical Reduction Unit

Alachlor and Atrazine Reduction

Benzene and Carbofuran Reduction

1,4 dichlorobenzene and 2,4-D Reduction

Lead and Lindane Reduction

Mercury and Toxaphene Reduction

Mechanical Filtration Unit

Turbidity Reduction

Cyst and Asbestos Reduction

Manufactured for: General Electric Company, Louisville, KY 40225

EPA EST. No. 070595-MN-001

NSF

®

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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)

Parameter

Chlorine

T & O

Particulate**

Parameter

Turbidity

Cysts

Lead at pH 6.5

Lead at pH 8.5

Lindane

Atrazine

USEPA

MCL

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

1.845 mg/L

143,333 #/mL

Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects

Influent Challenge

Concentration

2.0 mg/L+10%

Average

< 0.05 mg/L

— — at least 10,000 particles/mL 29.83 #/mL

Effluent

Maximum

0.05 mg/L

140 #/mL

Standard No. 53: Health Effects

Influent

Average

10.3 NTU***

200,000 #/L

0.15 mg/L

Influent Challenge

Concentration

1+1 NTU***

Minimum 50,000 L

Average

Effluent

0.106 NTU

0

0.15 mg/L+10% < 0.001 mg/L

Maximum

0.14 NTU

0

< 0.001 mg/L

0.14 mg/L 0.15 mg/L+10% 0.001 mg/L 0.003 mg/L

0.0216 mg/L 0.002 mg/L+10% < 0.00002 mg/L < 0.00002 mg/L

0.008 mg/L 0.009 mg/L+10% < 0.002 mg/L < 0.002 mg/L

% Reduction

Average Minimum

> 97.29% 96.43%

99.98%

99.91%

% Reduction

Average Minimum

98.97%

> 99.99%

> 99.33%

98.61%

> 99.99%

> 99.33%

> 99.29%

99.07%

> 76.12%

97.86%

98.75%

> 66.67%

Min. Required

Reduction

> 50%

> 85%

Min. Required

Reduction

0.5 NTU

> 99.95%

0.010 mg/L

0.010 mg/L

0.0002 mg/L

0.003 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

NSF

®

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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 Ele ctric 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:

Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity

Cysts

Turbidity

Organic Contaminants

Alachlor

Atrazine

Benzene

Carbofuran

Lindane

Mercury

Toxaphene

1,4-dichlorobenzene

2,4-D

Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants

Asbestos

Lead

Mercury

Rated Service Capacity:

300 gal

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

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State of California

Department of Health Services

Water Treatment Device

Certificate Number

03 1559

Date Issued: April 28, 2003

Trademark/Model Designation

GE GSWF

Manufacturer: General Electric Consumer Products

Replacement Elements

GSWF

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:

Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity

Cysts

Turbidity

Organic Contaminants

Atrazine

Lindane

2,4-D

Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants

Asbestos

Lead

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Rated Service Capacity:

750 gal

Rated Service Flow:

Conditions of Certification:

0.5 gpm

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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