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Product Code: GEPDS20MFSWW

Installation Guide

PRODUCT #:

GEPDS20MFSWW

ITEM:

GE Profile 19.5 cf White Refrigerator

BRAND:

General Electric

SOURCE FOR PURCHASE:

SpaEquip Inc.

211 Wappo Ave

Calistoga, CA 94515

(707) 737-1100 www.spaequip.com

FEATURES:

White Exterior with a look of polish and sophistication. Includes the Upfront, Electronic Touch Temperature Controls with

Digital Temperature Display which clearly displays the exact temperature for the fresh food and freezer compartments.

Multi-Level Slide 'n Store™ Basket System — Includes three full-extension baskets for tremendous storage flexibility and keeps contents perfectly in place. Integrated Icemaker with GE SmartWater Filtration — Combines an icemaker and ice bin in one system so cubes don't fall onto the freezer floor. BrightSpace™ Interior with GE Reveal™ Lighting casts a natural-looking glow throughout the refrigerator.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Dimensions:

Electrical:

Suggested Outlet:

Plumbing:

Country of Origin:

Installed By:

29 7/8"W x 33 7/8"D x 68"H

120V, 60Hz, 15A

Behind Unit, 3-Prong Grounding

Cold connection, 1/4" copper tubing

Notes:

Warranty:

Installed by Client's Gen Contractor, See Detailed Specifications

GE: 1 Year Warranty - Entire Appliance, Parts & Labor, 5 Years - Sealed Refrigeration System,

Parts & Labor

Certifications: UL

United States

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Safety Instructions

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

Operating Instructions

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

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

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4–6

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

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

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

Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Care and Cleaning

. . . . . . . .13–15

Installation Instructions

Installing the Refrigerator . . . .17–21

Installing the Water Line . . . . .31–33

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

Removing and Replacing the

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

Reversing the Door Swing

(Single Door Refrigerator

Models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24–27

Removing and Replacing the Doors (Double Door

Refrigerator Models only) . . . .28–30

Troubleshooting Tips

. . . . . . .34–38

Normal Operating Sounds . . . . . .34

Owner’s Manual and

Installation Instructions

Models 20 and 22

Congélateur inférieur

Réfrigérateurs

Manuel d’utilisation et d’installation

La section française commence à la page 47

Congelador inferior

Refrigeradores

Manual del propietario y instalación

La sección en español empieza en la página 89

Consumer Support

Consumer Support . . . . .Back Cover

Performance Data Sheet . . . . . . . .45

Product Registration for Canadian Customers . . . . .41, 42

Product Registration for U.S. Customers . . . . . . . . .39, 40

Warranty for Canadian

Customers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Warranty for U.S. Customers . . . . .44

Write the model and serial numbers here:

Model # ______________________

Serial # ______________________

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Find these numbers on a label on the right side, near the top of the refrigerator compartment.

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Installation

Instructions

Product Code: GEPDS20MFSWW

Refrigerator

Models 20 and 22

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

In Canada, call 1.800.361.3400 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.

PREPARATION

(cont.)

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 ge.com (in Canada at www.geappliances.ca) or from Parts and Accessories, 800.626.2002 (In

Canada 1.888.261.3055).

TOOLS YOU MAY NEED

Adjustable Wrench

3/8

″ and 10 mm Socket

Ratchet/Driver

1/4

″ Outer Diameter

Compression Nut and Ferrule (sleeve)

(icemaker models only)

Phillips Head Screwdriver

PREPARATION

MOVING THE REFRIGERATOR INDOORS

If the refrigerator will not fit through a doorway, the refrigerator door and freezer drawer or door

(depending on model) 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.

To remove the freezer door, see Steps 2 and 3 in the Reversing the Door Swing section.

3/32

″ Allen wrench supplied for use on

Stainless steel refrigerator handles

(on some models)

1/4

″ Allen wrench supplied for changing handle fasteners location

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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.

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.

CLEARANCES

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

Sides

Top

Back

1/8

″ (4 mm)

1

″ (25 mm)

1

″ (25 mm)

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.

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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

1/4

Copper

Tubing

Tubing

Clamp

1/4

Compression

Nut

Ferrule

(sleeve)

SmartConnect ™

Tubing

Icemaker-Installed Models

Refrigerator

Ferrule

Connection

(sleeve)

SmartConnect ™

Tubing

1/4

Compression

Nut

Refrigerator

Connection

1/4

″ 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.

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5

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

A

the handle. NOTE:

For Double Door models follow the same procedure

B

on the opposite door.

Badge

Plug

Button

REVERSING THE

Mounting

DOOR HANDLE:

Fasteners

Remove the

(appearance may vary) handle mounting fasteners with a 1/4

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

Remove and transfer the plug button and logo badge 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.

Plastic handle (on some models):

A

REMOVING

THE DOOR

HANDLE: Slide the handle up on the handle mounting

B

fasteners and remove the handle.

A

Badge

REVERSING THE

DOOR HANDLE:

Remove the handle

Plug

Button mounting fasteners with a

3/8

″ or 10 mm

Mounting Fasteners

(appearance may vary) socket wrench and transfer the handle mounting fasteners to the right side.

Remove and transfer the plug button and logo badge 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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After removing the handle: Move the small plug button from the top right side of the door top and insert it into the hole on the opposite side.

REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR

HANDLE

Stainless steel handle:

A

Loosen the set screws located on the underside of the handle with the 3/32

″ Allen wrench and remove the handle.

NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be tightened or removed use a 1/4

″ Allen wrench.

Plastic handle:

A

Slide the handle to the right on the handle mounting fasteners and remove the handle.

NOTE: If the handle mounting fasteners need to be tightened or removed use a 3/8

″ or 10 mm socket wrench.

Mounting fasteners

A

Small

Plug

Button

(appearance may vary)

A

(appearance may vary)

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A

A

A

Slots on back of handle

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INSTALLING THE REFRIGERATOR

(cont.)

7

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

Mounting

Fasteners

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

A

Plug

Button

(appearance may vary)

Badge

8

ATTACH THE FREEZER DOOR

HANDLE

Stainless steel handle:

A

Attach the handle firmly to the mounting fasteners and tighten the set screws on the bottom of the handle with a 3/32

″ Allen wrench.

A

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.

(appearance may vary)

Plastic handle:

A

Attach the handle to the mounting fasteners by aligning the slots with the mounting fasteners.

Slide it to the left until it is firmly locked into position.

Mounting fasteners

A

Mounting fasteners

Slots on back of handle

A

(appearance may vary)

A

A

(appearance may vary)

Slots on back of handle

NOTE: A properly locked handle will be centered on the freezer.

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9

A

LEVEL THE REFRIGERATOR

The leveling legs have 3 purposes:

1) Leveling legs adjust so the door closes easily when opened about halfway.

(Front of the refrigerator should be

1/4

″ [6 mm] higher than the rear of the refrigerator).

2) Leveling legs adjust so the refrigerator is firmly positioned on the floor and does not wobble.

3) Leveling legs serve as a stabilizing brake to hold the refrigerator securely in position during operation and cleaning.

Turn the leveling legs clockwise to raise the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower it.

10

SET THE CONTROLS

Set the controls to the recommended setting.

B

CAUTION:

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

Install the base grille by aligning the prongs on the back of the grille with the holes in the cabinet. Push forward until the grille snaps into place.

11

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.

Freezer

Door (hinge) models only

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.

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REMOVING THE FREEZER DRAWER

(on some models)

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.

A

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 nonscratching surface.

Push the rail assemblies back into locking position.

2

A

REMOVE THE DRAWER FRONT

FROM THE SLIDES

Remove the Phillips head screw on each side of the railing.

DO NOT remove the hex head screws from the rail assemblies.

DO NOT remove hex head screws

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 grasping it at the bottom and pulling it straight out.

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REPLACING THE FREEZER DRAWER

(on some models)

Two people may be required to complete this procedure.

1

E

ATTACH AND SECURE THE

DRAWER FRONT TO THE SLIDES

(cont.)

Replace the Phillips head screws on both rail assemblies.

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.

B

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

Slot

Phillips

Screw

2

REPLACE THE FREEZER BASKET

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

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

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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING

(Single Door Refrigerator Models only)

IMPORTANT NOTES

When reversing the door swing:

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

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 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: If necessary call Customer

Service for a replacement badge.

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

Remove the hinge cover on top of the refrigerator door by squeezing it and pulling it up.

Using a 3/8

″ or 10 mm 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.

Hinge Cover

Top Hinge

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Adjustable Wrench

3/8

″ and 10 mm Socket

Ratchet/Driver

D

Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge pin. Ensure that the white hinge pin thimble remains on the hinge pin or inside door hinge pin hole located in the bottom of the door.

Masking Tape

Putty Knife or

Thin-blade Screwdriver

Phillips Screwdriver www.spaequip.com

E

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

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2

A

B

REMOVE THE CENTER HINGE PIN

On models with a freezer door, tape the door shut with masking tape.

Using an adjustable wrench, remove the center hinge pin.

5

A

TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE

BRACKET

(freezer door models)

Remove the base grille by grasping it at the bottom and pulling it straight out.

3

A

REMOVE THE FREEZER DOOR

(freezer door models)

Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet. Lift the door off the bottom hinge pin.

NOTE: There is a plastic washer between the hinge and the top of the freezer door.

Do not lose.

B

C

Using a 3/8

″ or 10 mm socket ratchet/driver, remove the screws securing the bottom hinge bracket to the cabinet.

Using an adjustable wrench, remove the hinge pin and washer(s) from the right side of the bracket and install on the left.

Washer(s)

B

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

4

REMOVE CENTER HINGE

Using a 3/8

″ or 10 mm socket ratchet/driver and Phillips head screwdriver, remove the bolts and screws securing the center hinge to the cabinet.

Set hinge, bolts, screws, washer (on freezer door models) and hinge pin aside.

On models with a freezer drawer, skip to

Step 7.

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REVERSING THE DOOR SWING

(cont.)

5

D

TRANSFER BOTTOM HINGE

BRACKET

(freezer door models, cont.)

Install the bottom hinge bracket on the left side of the cabinet.

7

A

INSTALL CENTER HINGE

Transfer the plug button and screws in the hinge holes on the left side to the right side.

E

Replace the base grille by aligning the prongs on the back of the grille with the holes in the cabinet. Push forward until the grille snaps into place.

B

Install the center hinge on the left side.

6

A

B

C

TRANSFER FREEZER DOOR STOP

(freezer door models)

Remove the door stop on right side of the bottom of the freezer door by removing the two screws.

Move the plastic hinge hole thimble to the opposite hole.

Install the door stop on the left side.

8

HANG THE FREEZER DOOR

(freezer door models)

Lower the freezer door onto the bottom hinge pin, then shut the door, making sure to align the door with the cabinet.

Make sure the gasket on the door is flush against the cabinet.

A

Bottom of Freezer Door

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Bottom of Freezer Door

(Left Side)

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9

A

INSTALL CENTER HINGE PIN

Install the center hinge pin.

NOTE: On models with a freezer door, be sure to put the washer between the top of the freezer door and the bottom of the center hinge.

12

A

REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOOR

Lower the refrigerator door onto the center hinge pin. Ensure that the white hinge pin thimble is on the center hinge pin or inside door hinge pin hole located in the bottom of the door.

Freezer Door Models Freezer Drawer Models

10

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.

B

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.

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.

A

Bottom of

Refrigerator Door

(Right Side)

Bottom of

Refrigerator Door

(Left Side)

11

TRANSFER REFRIGERATOR

DOOR HANDLE TO RIGHT

Refer to Remove the Fresh Food Door

Handle and Attach the Fresh Food Door

Handle sections for instructions.

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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

Remove the screw securing each hinge cover, lift the hinge cover and place to the side on top of the refrigerator.

Carefully disconnect the wire connector and remove the screw securing the ground wire.

Wire

Connector

Hinge Cover

Ground Wire

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

Adjustable Wrench

3/8

″ and 10 mm Socket

Ratchet/Driver

C

(appearance may vary)

Using a 3/8

″ or 10 mm 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 hinge pin hole in the top of the door. Carefully remove the wires from the hinge pin through the slot.

Masking Tape Putty Knife or

Thin-blade Screwdriver

Phillips Screwdriver

PARTS INCLUDED

D

Top Hinge

Hinge Pin

Slot

(appearance may vary)

Remove the tape and tilt the door away from the cabinet. Lift the door off the center hinge pin. Ensure that the white hinge pin thimble remains on the center hinge pin or inside door hinge pin hole located in the bottom of the door.

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Hinge Pin

Thimble

E

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

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2

REMOVE CENTER HINGE

Using a 3/8

″ or 10 mm socket ratchet/driver and Phillips head screwdriver, remove the bolts and screw securing the center hinge to the cabinet.

Set hinge, bolts, and screw aside.

3

REMOVE OPPOSITE DOOR

Follow the same procedure on the opposite door.

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

Install the center hinge on each side.

2

E

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.

Hinge Cover

2

A

REHANG REFRIGERATOR DOORS

Lower the refrigerator door onto the center hinge pin. Ensure that the white hinge pin thimble is on the center hinge pin or inside door hinge pin hole located in the bottom of the door.

Hinge Pin

Thimble

Top Hinge Bolts

(appearance may vary)

3

REPLACE OPPOSITE DOOR

Follow the same procedure on the opposite door.

B

C

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

Route wires through top 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.

Top Hinge

Pin

(appearance may vary)

Top Hinge

Pin Slot

If the doors remain uneven, use a C spacer to align the doors. While lifting the door on the hinge side with one hand, insert a

C spacer with pliers. Continue to add C spacers until the doors are even.

D

Reconnect the wire connector and reconnect the ground wire using the screw removed earlier. Ensure that the wire connector is fully engaged.

IMPORTANT: The ground wire must be reinstalled to ensure a proper ground.

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C Spacer

5

REPLACE FREEZER DRAWER

Refer to the Replacing the Freezer Drawer section for instructions.

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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 (WX08X10002,

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. Then add 8

′ (2.4 m). Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8

′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10

″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

GE SmartConnect

Refrigerator Tubing Kits are available in the following lengths:

2

′ (0.6 m) – WX08X10002

6

′ (1.8 m) – WX08X10006

15

′ (4.6 m) – WX08X10015

25

′ (7.6 m) – WX08X10025

Be sure that the kit you select allows at least

8

′ (2.4 m) as described above.

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Installation Instructions

INSTALLING THE WATER LINE

(CONT.)

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).

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.

1

SHUT OFF THE MAIN WATER

SUPPLY

Turn on the nearest faucet long enough to clear the line of water.

• 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. Saddle-type 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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

NOTE: Be sure there is sufficient extra tubing (about 8

′ [2.4 m] coiled into 3 turns of about 10

″ [25 cm] diameter) to allow the refrigerator to move out from the wall after installation.

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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.

To complete the installation of the refrigerator, go back to Step 1 in Installing the Refrigerator.

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Normal operating sounds.

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

Possible Causes

Refrigerator in defrost cycle.

What To Do

• Wait about 30 minutes for defrost cycle to end.

Control in 0 (off) position.

Refrigerator is unplugged.

The fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.

• Move the control to a temperature setting.

• Push the plug completely into the outlet.

• Replace fuse or reset the breaker.

Vibration or rattling

(slight vibration is normal)

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Leveling legs need adjusting.

• See Level the Refrigerator.

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